Bertens sets up quarterfinal against Gauff in Linz
LINZ, Austria (AP) — Top-seeded Kiki Bertens overcame a slow start to beat Alison Van Uytvanck 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 Thursday and set up a quarterfinal against American teenager Coco Gauff at the Upper...
Van Uytvanck beats Cirstea to win Tashkent Open
TASHKENT, Uzbekistan (AP) — Alison Van Uytvanck won her second title of the season Saturday in a keenly fought final at the Tashkent Open against Sorana Cirstea.
Van Uytvanck to play Cirstea in Tashkent Open final
TASHKENT, Uzbekistan (AP) — Alison Van Uytvanck will aim to win her second WTA title of the season when she faces Sorana Cirstea in the final of the Tashkent Open.
Keys beats Kasatkina in 1st round of Pan Pacific Open
OSAKA, Japan (AP) — Fifth-seeded Madison Keys improved her overall record against Daria Kasatkina to 6-0 by beating the Russian 6-3, 6-4 on Tuesday in the first round of the Pan Pacific...
Van Uytvanck beats Flipkens at Japan Women’s Open
HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) — Third-seeded Alison Van Uytvanck advanced to the quarterfinals of the Japan Women's Open with a 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 victory over Kirsten Flipkens on Thursday.
Van Uytvanck’s loss extends run of different WTA winners
LUGANO, Switzerland (AP) — The season-long streak of having different winners at each WTA tour event will continue for another week after Alison Van Uytvanck lost in the second round of the...
Sabalenka beats van Uytvanck in St. Petersburg opener
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Aryna Sabalenka recovered from a second-set slipup to reach the St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy quarterfinals on Thursday, beating Alison van Uytvanck 6-1, 6-4.
In her first match since reaching a career-high ranking of No. 10 on Monday, the Belarusian trailed 3-1 in the second before winning four games in a row.
Sabalenka, who had a first-round bye, will next face Ekaterina Alexandrova, who beat qualifier Tereza Martincova 7-5, 6-2.
Bencic advances at Hobart International
HOBART, Australia (AP) — Belinda Bencic eased into the quarterfinals at the WTA Tour's Hobart International, beating Australian wild card Zoe Hives 6-2, 6-4.
Hives pulled off an upset when she beat Johanna Larsson to reach the second round but couldn't repeat that form against a polished Bencic, who set up a quarterfinal against 18-year-old Ukrainian Dayana Yastremska.
Bouchard wins in 1st round at ASB Classic
AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) — Former world No. 5 Eugenie Bouchard launched a new season Monday with a commanding 6-3, 6-3 win over America Madison Brengle in the first round of the WTA's ASB Classic.
Alexandrova reaches her 1st final, faces Giorgi at Linz
LINZ, Austria (AP) — Ekaterina Alexandrova recovered from a disastrous first set against Andrea Petkovic at the Ladies Linz tournament on Saturday to reach her first final.
The Russian qualifier beat Petkovic 0-6, 6-4, 6-0 in their topsy-turvy semifinal.
Alexandrova plays Camila Giorgi in Sunday's final at the Austrian indoor event.
Muguruza wins in 1st round of Wuhan Open, Ostapenko loses
WUHAN, China (AP) — Gabrine Muguruza got off to winning start at the Wuhan Open. Jelena Ostapenko didn't.
Muguruza defeated Alison Van Uytvanck 6-4, 6-0 on Monday in the first round of the tournament, avenging a second-round loss to the Belgian at Wimbledon.
Radwanska beats Mattek-Sands to advance at Korea Open
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Agnieszka Radwanska began her quest for a second Korea Open title with a 6-4, 7-5 win over Bethanie Mattek-Sands on Tuesday.
Radwanska, who reached the Wimbledon final in 2012 and won the Korea Open the following year, broke Mattek-Sands' serve in the last game to clinch the victory.
MONTREAL (AP) — Alize Cornet of France defeated listless-looking Wimbledon champion Angelique Kerber 6-4, 6-1 in the second round of the Rogers Cup on Wednesday.
The unseeded Cornet advanced to a third-round meeting with 15th-seeded Ashleigh Barty of Australia, who beat Belgian Alison Van Uytvanck 7-6 (7) 6-2.
Van Uytvanck hoping Wimbledon run has positive impact
LONDON (AP) — Alison Van Uytvanck is hoping her run to the second week of Wimbledon can give young gay people more confidence.
The Belgian, who in March said that she was in a relationship with another woman, advanced to the fourth round at the All England Club for the first time with a 6-2, 6-3 victory over Anett Kontaveit on Saturday.
’17 champ Muguruza, finalist Cilic out in Wimbledon upsets
LONDON (AP) — Garbine Muguruza insisted she wasn't thinking about attempting to collect a second consecutive Wimbledon championship. She was adamant that she was not focusing on defending her title.
"It doesn't really matter," she would say, "what happened in 2017."
LONDON (AP) — The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):
Defending champion Garbine Muguruza is out of Wimbledon in the second round.
Muguruza, the No. 3 seed, was stunned 5-7, 6-2, 6-1 by 47th-ranked Alison Van Uytvanck of Belgium.
The surprise means only two of the top eight seeded women are still in the field after only four days of action at the All England Club.
Van Uytvanck entered this year's edition of Wimbledon with a 1-4 record in the grass-court tournament.
PARIS (AP) — The Latest from the French Open (all times local):
Serena Williams' next opponent at the French Open will be 11th-seeded Julia Goerges.
The German player reached the third round at Roland Garros for the fourth time with a 7-5, 7-6 (5) win over Alison Van Uytvanck in the final match on Thursday's program.
Williams has a 2-0 record against Goerges, winning both matches in straight sets.
Fed Cup: Mladenovic levels for France against Belgium
MOUILLERON-LE-CAPTIF, France (AP) — Kristina Mladenovic beat Kirsten Flipkens 6-2, 6-4 to draw France level with Belgium at 1-1 in their Fed Cup first-round match on Saturday.
The 13th-ranked Mladenovic constantly pressured Flipkens' serve, taking five of 11 break-point chances and beating the Belgian for the second time in two career meetings.
Elise Mertens, ranked 20th, earlier swept aside Pauline Parmentier 6-2, 6-1 to give Belgium the lead on the indoor hard court in western France.
Bondarenko wins Tashkent for 1st singles title in 9 years
TASHKENT, Uzbekistan (AP) — Kateryna Bondarenko won her first WTA singles title in nine years Saturday after beating Timea Babos of Hungary 6-4, 6-4 in the final of the Tashkent Open.
The 31-year-old Ukrainian broke once in the first set and quickly went two breaks up early in the second against Babos, who at 52nd in the world was ranked 81 places above Bondarenko.