/ Jul 16, 2016

Halep, Raonic to skip Rio Games

Two top-10 tennis players withdrew from the Rio Olympics on Friday, citing concerns about the Zika virus. Fifth-ranked Simona Halep on the women’s side and No. 7 Milos Raonic for the men announced their decisions after their names were listed on the International Tennis ...

Radwanska loses as rain continues to wreak havoc

/ Jun 1, 2016

Radwanska loses as rain continues to wreak havoc

Yes, they actually managed to complete a match on this wettest of weeks at the French Open. Two, even. And both involved surprises. Two of the top half-dozen seeded women lost within minutes of each other, with No. 2 Agnieszka Radwanska and No. 6 ...

Radwanska ousts Halep from WTA Finals

/ Oct 29, 2015

Radwanska ousts Halep from WTA Finals

Agnieszka Radwanska sent top seed Simona Halep crashing out of the WTA Finals on Thursday with a 7-6 (7-5), 6-1 win, which also put a resurgent Maria Sharapova into the semi-finals. But despite her 500th career victory, Poland’s Radwanska now faces an anxious wait ...

Sharapova gets second straight win

/ Oct 28, 2015

Sharapova gets second straight win

Maria Sharapova won her second straight match since her return from injury, beating top-seeded Simona Halep 6-4, 6-4 Tuesday at the WTA Tour finals. The Russian’s two wins this week are her only victories since a leg injury sidelined her after losing to Serena ...

Halep advances after death threat

/ Apr 25, 2015

Halep advances after death threat

Romania’s Simona Halep shrugged off death threats from a stalker to take her place in the semifinals at the WTA tournament in Stuttgart by beating Italy’s Sara Errani on Friday. The 23-year-old Halep, ranked third in the world, had received a death threat via ...

Serena routs Halep in final

/ Oct 27, 2014

Serena routs Halep in final

The lead-up to Sunday’s championship match at the WTA Finals suggested Serena Williams would face a major challenge to beat Simona Halep, but then, the No. 1-ranked player has made a career out of performing at her best when it matters most. She did ...

Halep storms past Serena

/ Oct 23, 2014

Halep storms past Serena

Serena Williams was routed 6-0, 6-2 by Simona Halep at the WTA Finals on Wednesday in one of the most one-sided losses of the 18-time Grand Slam champion’s career. The last time Williams managed to win just two games in a WTA Tour or ...

Bouchard, Kvitova set to face off in Wimbledon final

/ Jul 4, 2014

Bouchard, Kvitova set to face off in Wimbledon final

Eugenie Bouchard defeated French Open runnerup Simona Halep 7-6 (7-5), 6-2 Thursday to become the first Canadian ever to advance to a Grand Slam tournament final. The 20-year-old Bouchard, who has not dropped a set in six matches, won on her sixth match point ...

Bouchard, Halep reserve spots in Wimbledon semifinals

/ Jul 2, 2014

Bouchard, Halep reserve spots in Wimbledon semifinals

Canada’s Eugenie Bouchard reached her first Wimbledon semifinal and ensured a move into the world top 10 by beating Germany’s Angelique Kerber 6-3, 6-4 on Wednesday. Victory also meant that the 20-year-old has reached the last four of all three Grand Slams in 2014. ...