Petkovic progresses at rain-soaked Nuremberg Cup
NUREMBERG, Germany (AP) — Rain again disrupted play on the third day of the Nuremberg Cup, with home favorite Andrea Petkovic among just four players to progress from a packed first-round schedule...
NUREMBERG, Germany (AP) — Rain disrupted play at the Nuremberg Cup on Monday, with Mona Barthel the only player to progress on the second day.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Ninth-seeded Belinda Bencic of Switzerland opened play at the Volvo Car Open with a 6-3, 6-0 victory over Australia's Destanee Aiava on Monday at the WTA's first clay-court...
Lisicki breaks drought with 1st-round win at Guangzhou Open
GUANGZHOU, China (AP) — Sabine Lisicki has recorded her first win since February in a WTA-level match with a 6-4, 6-2 victory over two-time Grand Slam finalist Vera Zvonareva at the Guangzhou Open.
Lisicki lost her opening service game but recovered to take a 4-1 lead before the 34-year-old Zvonareva, runner-up at Wimbledon and the U.S. Open in 2010, won 12 straight points to level at 4-4. Lisicki, a Wimbledon finalist in 2013, held and then broke to seal the first set.
Top seed Zhang beats Lisicki to begin Jiangxi Open
NANCHANG, China (AP) — Top-seeded Zhang Shuai registered a straight-sets victory over 2013 Wimbledon finalist Sabine Lisicki to open her Jiangxi Open account on Tuesday.
Zhang hopes to clinch her third WTA title but had to fight for nearly two hours to beat her German opponent 7-6 (0), 6-3.
Zhang, who accepted a wild-card entry, will take on Margarita Gasparyan of Russia in the second round.
Babos advances to Taiwan Open finals with win over Wang
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Fourth-seeded Timea Babos beat Wang Yafan 6-3, 6-4 Saturday to advance to the final of the Taiwan Open.
Babos claimed her first win in three matches against Wang and will face Kateryna Kozlova in Sunday's final.
Kozlova eliminated Sabine Lisicki, earning a 7-5, 6-4 victory to reach her first WTA singles final.
Wang overpowers Bouchard to reach Taiwan Open semifinals
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Yafan Wang defeated Eugenie Bouchard 6-4, 6-0 to advance to the semifinals of the Taiwan Open on Friday.
Wang took advantage of six double-faults by the 2014 Wimbledon finalist and will next face fourth-seeded Timea Babos, who beat Magda Linette 6-1, 6-3.
Sabine Lisicki, in her first tournament since returning from offseason knee surgery, rallied from a set down to beat Monica Niculescu 4-6, 6-4, 6-4.
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — New WTA No. 1 Karolina Pliskova and top-ranked man Andy Murray headline the direct entry lists for the U.S. Open.
Pliskova, the 2016 runner-up at Flushing Meadows, is joined by four past U.S. Open champions: Angelique Kerber, Venus Williams, Sam Stosur and Svetlana Kuznetsova. Other past Grand Slam champions in the field: Garbine Muguruza, Petra Kvitova, Francesca Schiavone, Victoria Azarenka and Jelena Ostapenko.
WIMBLEDON ’17: What do you know about the grass-court Slam?
How well do you know Wimbledon? Give this quiz a try:
Qualifying: When were the first men's tournament and first women's tournament at the event known in Britain simply as The Championships?
a.) Both 1875.
b.) Men 1877, Women 1884.
c.) Men 1901, Women 1904.
d.) Both 1921.
1st Round: Who was the most recent Wimbledon champion to lose in the first round the following year?
Sabine Lisicki defeats Shelby Rogers at Mallorca Open
Big-serving Sabine Lisicki of Germany dominated the first five games and held off Charleston touring tennis professional Shelby Rogers for a 6-3, 6-4 victory on Wednesday in the round of 16 of the WTA Tour's grass court Mallorca Open.
Lisicki at Kooyong, women return to Australian Open warmup
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Former Wimbledon finalist Sabine Lisicki will play at the Kooyong Classic in January, as women's matches return to the Australian Open warmup event for the first time since 1993.
Organizers on Wednesday said the 2013 Wimbledon runner-up will join Australia's Ajla Tomljanovic and Sorana Cirstea of Romania in women's round-robin play.
Jankovic marches into Guangzhou Open semifinals
GUANGZHOU, China (AP) — Defending champion Jelena Jankovic moved into the semifinals of Guangzhou Open after defeating Sabine Lisicki 7-6 (4), 6-4 in the quarterfinals on Thursday.
The second-seeded Serb will take on Croatia's Ana Konjuh, who beat Jennifer Brady 6-4, 7-5 in the other quarterfinal.
Golubic reaches quarterfinals at Guangzhou Open
GUANGZHOU, China (AP) — Viktorija Golubic advanced to the quarterfinals at the Guangzhou Open by beating top-seeded Sara Errani 6-7 (7), 6-3, 6-4 Wednesday.
The 23-year-old Swiss will next face Anett Kontaveit of Estonia, who beat Zhu Lin of China 6-1, 3-6, 6-0.
Defending champion Jelena Jankovic, third-seeded Ana Konjuh, fifth-seeded Alison Riske, Jennifer Brady, Lesia Tsurenko and 2013 Wimbledon finalist Sabine Lisicki also advanced.