Tennis

FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2017, file photo, Serena Williams reacts after defeating her sister Venus during their women's singles final at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia. Williams said on April 25, 2017, at the TED2017 Conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, that she was taking a personal photo of her progressing pregnancy on Snapchat when she accidentally pressed the wrong button and made the post public last week. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)
April 26, 2017 - 7:52 am
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Serena Williams says she was taking a personal photo of her progressing pregnancy on Snapchat when she accidentally pressed the wrong button and made the post public. The photo of the tennis superstar in a one piece bathing suit was captioned "20 weeks." Despite...
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FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2017, file photo, Serena Williams reacts after defeating her sister Venus during their women's singles final at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia. Williams said on April 25, 2017, at the TED2017 Conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, that she was taking a personal photo of her progressing pregnancy on Snapchat when she accidentally pressed the wrong button and made the post public last week. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)
April 26, 2017 - 7:42 am
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Serena Williams says she was taking a personal photo of her progressing pregnancy on Snapchat when she accidentally pressed the wrong button and made the post public. The photo of the tennis superstar in a one piece bathing suit was captioned "20 weeks." Despite...
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Russian tennis player Maria Sharapova gets into a car in Stuttgart, Germany, Monday, April 24, 2017. After the end of her 15-month doping suspension Sharapova will play at the Porsche Grand Prix tennis tournament in Stuttgart this week. (Bernd Weissbrod/dpa via AP)
April 26, 2017 - 4:43 am
STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Maria Sharapova returned to professional tennis on Wednesday after a 15-month doping ban, completing a one-hour training session on an empty center court less than 10 hours before her first competitive match since January 2016. Handed a much-debated wild card, Sharapova...
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FILE - In this Monday, May 23, 2016 file picture, former Romanian tennis ace Ilie Nastase watches a match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France. Romania Fed Cup captain Ilie Nastase was thrown out of the venue hosting Saturday's World Group II playoff against Britain after abusive comments led to the playoff being suspended. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)
April 24, 2017 - 7:37 pm
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Serena Williams has spoken out in response to suspended Fed Cup captain Ilie Nastase's comments speculating about the skin color of the baby the pregnant Williams is expecting. The 23-time major champion wrote on Instagram on Monday: "It disappoints me to know we live in a...
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FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2017, file photo, Serena Williams holds up a finger and her trophy after defeating her sister, Venus, in the women's singles final at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia. Serena Williams is briefly back at No. 1 in the WTA rankings, despite not having played a match since January, and with plans to take the rest of 2017 off because she is expecting a baby. Thanks to a calendar quirk, Williams moved up one spot from No. 2, swapping places with Angelique Kerber. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila, File)
April 24, 2017 - 1:31 pm
Serena Williams is briefly back at No. 1 in the WTA rankings, despite not playing a match since January — and with plans to take the rest of 2017 off because she is expecting a baby. Thanks to a calendar quirk, Williams moved up one spot Monday from No. 2, swapping places with Angelique Kerber. The...
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FILE - In this Monday, May 23, 2016 file picture, former Romanian tennis ace Ilie Nastase watches a match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France. Romania Fed Cup captain Ilie Nastase was thrown out of the venue hosting Saturday's World Group II playoff against Britain after abusive comments led to the playoff being suspended. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)
April 23, 2017 - 10:11 am
LONDON (AP) — Ilie Nastase, the captain of Romania's Fed Cup team, has been provisionally suspended from the competition for abusing players and the umpire during the playoff match against Britain. The International Tennis Federation, which organizes the Fed Cup, said Sunday that Nastase "may not...
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Czech Republic's Katerina Siniakova returns a shot to United States' Shelby Rogers during a Fed Cup semifinal tennis match, Saturday, April 22, 2017, in Wesley Chapel, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
April 22, 2017 - 7:28 pm
WESLEY CHAPEL, Fla. (AP) — Katerina Siniakova beat Shelby Rogers in straight sets to bring the defending champion Czech Republic even with the United States at 1-1 in the Fed Cup semifinals on Saturday. CoCo Vandeweghe defeated Marketa Vondrousova 6-1, 6-4 in the first match Saturday, giving the U...
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United States' CoCo Vandeweghe hits a shot back to Czech Republic's Marketa Vondrousova during a Fed Cup semifinal tennis match, Saturday, April 22, 2017, in Wesley Chapel, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
April 22, 2017 - 3:17 pm
WESLEY CHAPEL, Fla. (AP) — CoCo Vandeweghe beat Marketa Vondrousova in straight sets to give the United States a 1-0 lead over the Czech Republic in their Fed Cup semifinal on Saturday. Vandeweghe, who is ranked No. 24 in the world, defeated Vondrousova 6-1, 6-4. She raced to a one-set lead in 27...
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FILE - In this Monday, May 23, 2016 file picture, former Romanian tennis ace Ilie Nastase watches a match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France. Romania Fed Cup captain Ilie Nastase was thrown out of the venue hosting Saturday's World Group II playoff against Britain after abusive comments led to the playoff being suspended. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)
April 22, 2017 - 12:21 pm
CONSTANTA, Romania (AP) — Romania Fed Cup captain Ilie Nastase was thrown out of the venue hosting Saturday's World Group II playoff against Britain after abusive comments toward players and the umpire led to play being briefly suspended. The 70-year-old former top-ranked Nastase also publicly...
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April 22, 2017 - 11:50 am
CONSTANTA, Romania (AP) — Romania Fed Cup captain Ilie Nastase was thrown out of the venue hosting Saturday's World Group II playoff against Britain after abusive comments toward players and the umpire led to play being briefly suspended. The 70-year-old former top-ranked Nastase also publicly...
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