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 ...

Halep eliminates teenager Osaka in third-round match

May 27, 2016

Halep eliminates teenager Osaka in third-round match

Naomi Osaka failed to capitalize on her strong start on Friday, when she blew a one-set lead en route to losing her third-round French Open match to Romanian sixth seed Simona Halep. Osaka, who is ranked 101st in the world, won the final four ...

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. ...