Tennis

8:32 AM ET Five-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova has announced her retirement. “Tennis — I’m saying goodbye,” she wrote in an essay that appeared Wednesday in Vogue and Vanity Fair. Sharapova turned pro in 2001 at age 14. She won Wimbledon in 2004, the US Open in 2006, the Australian Open in 2008 and
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4:07 PM ET Australian Open champion Sofia Kenin crashed out of the Qatar Open on Tuesday, suffering a straight-sets defeat to Dayana Yastremska. Kenin’s serve was broken early in the first set and the American failed to recover as her Ukrainian opponent claimed the frame 6-3. 1 Related Kenin, 21, started the second set stronger
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7:21 AM ET India have included Leander Paes in the five-member playing squad for the upcoming Davis Cup tie against Croatia, making Divij Sharan the reserve member. Sumit Nagal, Prajnesh Gunneswaran and Ramkumar Ramanathan are the singles players in the squad while Paes and Rohan Bopanna will do the doubles duty. Bopanna had skipped the
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4:59 PM ET Associated Press BOSTON — Former Texas men’s tennis coach Michael Center was sentenced Monday to six months in prison for taking a $100,000 bribe as part of a sweeping college admissions scam. Center collapsed into his chair and sobbed with his face in his hands after the judge declared he would spend
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10:24 AM ET Reuters Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print American teenager Coco Gauff broke into the top 50 of the updated WTA rankings released on Monday, becoming the first 15-year-old in 15 years to achieve the feat. Gauff, who continued her dramatic rise by reaching the fourth round on her Australian Open debut
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7:12 PM ET Associated Press RIO DE JANEIRO — Third-seeded Cristian Garin beat Italian qualifier Gianluca Mager 7-6 (3), 7-5 in Sunday’s rain-hit final to win the Rio Open. It was Garin’s second title this year after he won the Cordoba Open in Argentina earlier in February. The 25th-ranked Chilean is projected to make the
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