Naomi Osaka ready for defense of U.S. Open title

Tennis Aug 24, 2019

Naomi Osaka ready for defense of U.S. Open title

Serena Williams has the U.S. Open spotlight as she chases tennis history, but a host of Grand Slam winners and high-ranked rivals are also taking aim at the title. The 37-year-old American will be the focus of attention when the Flushing Meadows fortnight begins Monday ...

Simona Halep powers past Serena Williams in Wimbledon final

Tennis Jul 13, 2019

Simona Halep powers past Serena Williams in Wimbledon final

Clutching her trophy 20 minutes after becoming Wimbledon's champion, Simona Halep checked out the board inside Centre Court that lists tournament winners. Below all of the mentions of Serena Williams, her opponent in Saturday's final, there already was inscribed: "Miss S. Halep." Halep was not ...

Simona Halep books spot in Wimbledon semifinals

Tennis Jul 9, 2019

Simona Halep books spot in Wimbledon semifinals

Simona Halep reached her second Wimbledon semifinal on Tuesday with a 7-6 (7-4), 6-1 victory over China's Zhang Shuai. Halep, the seventh seeded former world No. 1, will face either Elina Svitolina, the eighth seed from Ukraine, or Karolina Muchova of the Czech Republic for ...

Simona Halep races past Lesia Tsurenko to move into fourth round

Tennis Jun 1, 2019

Simona Halep races past Lesia Tsurenko to move into fourth round

A ruthlessly efficient Simona Halep marched into the fourth round of the French Open on Saturday, dropping just three games against Lesia Tsurenko. Halep, the defending champion from Romania, had been forced to go the distance in the first two rounds. Playing her best match ...

Naomi Osaka clings to top spot as Simona Halep cuts gap

Tennis May 13, 2019

Naomi Osaka clings to top spot as Simona Halep cuts gap

Naomi Osaka narrowly retained her No. 1 ranking on Monday ahead of Simona Halep, after the Romanian missed the chance to reclaim the top spot following her defeat in the Madrid Open final. The 21-year-old Osaka lost in the quarterfinals in the Spanish capital, but ...

More Sports / Tennis Dec 3, 2018

Naomi Osaka joins field for Sydney International

World No. 1 Simona Halep and U.S. Open champion Naomi Osaka will headline a strong field in the women's draw of the Sydney International, organizers said Monday. Eight of the world's top 10 have signed on for the Jan. 6-12 event as a warm-up for ...