Wawrinka

NEW YORK | Wawrinka, Azarenka, Kuznetsova given US Open wild cards

NEW YORK  — Former U.S. Open champion Stan Wawrinka and former No. 1 Victoria Azarenka have received wild cards for this year’s final Grand Slam tournament. Svetlana Kuznetsova, another U.S. Open champion, also was given a wild card Tuesday by the U.S. Tennis Association. Wawrinka did not defend his 2016 title, pulling out of the … Continue reading NEW YORK | Wawrinka, Azarenka, Kuznetsova given US Open wild cards

PARIS | Unlike Djokovic, past French Open champ Wawrinka loses early

PARIS (AP) — Like Novak Djokovic, Stan Wawrinka is a past French Open champion still working his way back into form after surgery. Like Djokovic, Wawrinka is ranked lower than he has been in more than a decade. And like Djokovic, Wawrinka recently reunited with a coach who helped guide him to success earlier in … Continue reading PARIS | Unlike Djokovic, past French Open champ Wawrinka loses early

Wawrinka, Muguruza out in 2nd round, heat soars in Australia

MELBOURNE, Australia/January 18, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Stan Wawrinka left it as late as possible before deciding his knee might just be good enough to get him through the Australian Open, site of his Grand Slam breakthrough. The 2014 champion clearly wasn’t fit enough against No. 97-ranked Tennys Sandgren, though, and made his earliest exit in a decade … Continue reading Wawrinka, Muguruza out in 2nd round, heat soars in Australia

The Latest: Wawrinka loses in straight sets

MELBOURNE, Australia/January 18, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The Latest on Thursday at the Australian Open (all times local): 10:05 p.m. Former champion Stan Wawrinka wasn’t sure if he was ready to play the Australian Open after left knee surgery last year left his behind in his preparations. It showed on Thursday. Wawrinka never looked capable of winning his … Continue reading The Latest: Wawrinka loses in straight sets

Federer out of Cincinnati with bad back; Nadal to be No. 1

MASON, Ohio/August 14, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Wimbledon champion Roger Federer withdrew from the Western & Southern Open on Monday because of a back injury. He has won the Masters series tournament seven times. The move was announced on the first full day of matches. This U.S. Open warmup has now lost five of the top … Continue reading Federer out of Cincinnati with bad back; Nadal to be No. 1

The Latest: Wozniacki considers Kuznetsova the favorite

PARIS (AP)(STL.News) — The Latest from the French Open (all times local): ___ 6:30 p.m. Former top-ranked Caroline Wozniacki considers Svetlana Kuznetsova the favorite for their fourth-round match at the French Open on Sunday. Wozniacki, the 11th-seeded Dane, advanced to the final eight after beating American teen CiCi Bellis 6-2, 2-6, 6-3. This sets up … Continue reading The Latest: Wozniacki considers Kuznetsova the favorite