Jelena Ostapenko

NEW YORK | US OPEN ’18: From Sloane & Serena to new roof, what to know

NEW YORK— A little more than a year ago, Sloane Stephens was ranked outside of the top 950 as she tried to work her way back toward the top of tennis after foot surgery. By the time the U.S. Open was over, she was a Grand Slam champion for the first time and soaring up … Continue reading NEW YORK | US OPEN ’18: From Sloane & Serena to new roof, what to know

LONDON | The Latest: Kerber takes opening set in Wimbledon semifinal

LONDON — The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local): 2:15 p.m. Angelique Kerber advanced to her second Wimbledon final with a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Jelena Ostapenko. Two-time Grand Slam champion Kerber made just seven unforced errors as she saw off an early barrage of Ostapenko winners to break twice in the first set. The … Continue reading LONDON | The Latest: Kerber takes opening set in Wimbledon semifinal

LONDON | The Latest: Ostapenko in Wimbledon semifinal debut vs Kerber

LONDON— The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local): 1:10 p.m. Jelena Ostapenko has started her first Wimbledon semifinal. The 2017 French Open champion hasn’t lost a set en route to her last-four meeting with two-time Grand Slam winner Angelique Kerber. The youngest remaining player in the draw, 21-year-old Ostapenko was a junior champion at Wimbledon … Continue reading LONDON | The Latest: Ostapenko in Wimbledon semifinal debut vs Kerber

LONDON  | Williams looks to extend Slam finals streak at Wimbledon

LONDON  — Serena Williams will attempt to reach a Grand Slam final for the 12th straight season as she faces Julia Goerges in the Wimbledon semifinals on Thursday. When Williams took a leave of absence to have her first child soon after claiming her 23rd Grand Slam at the 2017 Australian Open, it appeared her … Continue reading LONDON  | Williams looks to extend Slam finals streak at Wimbledon

PARIS | Congrats, Mom: Serena Williams wins Slam return in Paris

PARIS (AP) — For all that has changed in the 16 months since Serena Williams last played in a Grand Slam tournament — she is now married and a mother — so much was familiar about her at the French Open on Tuesday. The fashion statement, this time in the form of a black bodysuit … Continue reading PARIS | Congrats, Mom: Serena Williams wins Slam return in Paris

PARIS | Only took one day to guarantee 1st-time French Open finalist

PARIS (AP) — A year after stunning the tennis world by winning the French Open for her initial tour-level title, Jelena Ostapenko is again in rare company: a first-round loser as the defending champion at a Grand Slam tournament. Something even more unusual happened at Roland Garros, too: Venus Williams was beaten in her opening … Continue reading PARIS | Only took one day to guarantee 1st-time French Open finalist

PARIS | The Latest: Cornet ousts 2012 runner-up at French Open

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the French Open, the year’s second Grand Slam tennis tournament (all times local): 4:00 p.m. France’s Alize Cornet is through to the second round of the French Open, beating 2012 runner-up Sara Errani of Italy 2-6, 6-2, 6-3. Cornet, seeded 32nd, is playing her 14th Roland Garros after she … Continue reading PARIS | The Latest: Cornet ousts 2012 runner-up at French Open

PARIS | The Latest: Sloane Stephens eases into French Open 2nd round

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the French Open, the year’s second Grand Slam tennis tournament (all times local): 3:05 p.m. Reigning U.S. Open champion Sloane Stephens needed less than an hour to move into the second round at Roland Garros. The 10th-seeded Stephens advanced with a 6-2, 6-0 victory over Arantxa Rus of the … Continue reading PARIS | The Latest: Sloane Stephens eases into French Open 2nd round