Tennis

1:22 AM ET With a maiden WTA title under her belt, American youngster Sofia Kenin has her sights fixed on doing some damage at the Australian Open. The 20-year-old claimed the Hobart International on Saturday, surging past unseeded Slovakian Anna Karolina Schmiedlova 6-3 6-0 in her first top-level singles final. Sofia Kenin with the 2019
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11:29 PM ET Associated Press AUCKLAND, New Zealand — American Tennys Sandgren won his first ATP Tour singles title Saturday, beating Cameron Norrie 6-4, 6-2 in the final of the ASB Classic. The 27-year-old Sandgren, ranked 63rd, was playing in his second tour final after being beaten by compatriot Steve Johnson at the U.S. Men’s
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3:48 AM ET MELBOURNE, Australia — Novak Djokovic has hailed Andy Murray a “great champion” after learning the Scot is likely to hang up his tennis racquet at the conclusion of 2019’s Wimbledon championship. Murray, 31, fought back tears in Melbourne on Friday as he announced that this would be the final time he will
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6:51 AM ET Associated Press SYDNEY — Ashleigh Barty continued her strong run at the Sydney International with a semifinal win over Kiki Bertens, beating the Dutch player 6-7 (4), 6-4, 7-5 on Friday. Barty withstood 15 aces from Bertens in the 2-hour, 18-minute match to advance to her second consecutive final in Sydney. She
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7:48 PM ET Andy Murray said Friday he plans to retire and is targeting this year’s Wimbledon as the final tournament of his career. “Not feeling good. Been struggling for a long time,” Murray said at the Australian Open. “I’m not sure I can play through the pain for another four or five months.” Murray,
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3:42 AM ET Associated Press MELBOURNE, Australia — Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic are each aiming for a record seventh men’s Australian Open title, and the draw has ensured they can’t play each other at Melbourne Park until the final. Serena Williams already has seven Aussie titles, and is a strong contender to add another
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7:47 AM ET Associated Press MADRID — Spanish police are investigating 28 professional players for match-fixing, including one who participated in last year’s US Open. Authorities did not immediately disclose any of the names of those implicated in the operation that dismantled an Armenian organized group that allegedly bribed athletes for betting purposes. Police say
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6:35 PM ET Associated Press MELBOURNE, Australia — Top-ranked Novak Djokovic and Simona Halep, as expected, were given the No. 1 seedings on Thursday when the Australian Open announced its singles seedings list. Andy Murray has been down and out a lot in the past year. And it would be a stretch to say he’s
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1:06 PM ET Associated Press WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — The U.S. Tennis Association says former top-10 player Mardy Fish is the country’s new Davis Cup captain. Fish’s appointment to succeed Jim Courier was announced Wednesday. Courier stepped down in September. The 37-year-old Fish won six titles in singles and eight in doubles as a player,
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