Children of Austin, Mandlikova win matches | US Open updates
NEW YORK — (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local):12:10 a.m. Mandlikova won the 1985 U.S. Open for one of her four Grand Slam singles titles. ___3:15 p.m.Wu Yibing has become the first Chinese man to win a U.S. Open match in the professional era. 24 seed Francisco Cerundolo of Argentina 7-5, 6-3, 6-3. The 23-time Grand Slam singles champion faces Danka Kovinic.wftv.com
Kovinic happy with chance to play Serena | US Open updates
Williams pulled away to beat Danka Kovinic 6-3, 6-3 for her record 107th victory at the U.S. Open. The 23-time Grand Slam singles champion advances to face No. ___3:15 p.m.Wu Yibing has become the first Chinese man to win a U.S. Open match in the professional era. 24 seed Francisco Cerundolo of Argentina 7-5, 6-3, 6-3. The 23-time Grand Slam singles champion faces Danka Kovinic.wftv.com
Serena's opponent, Kovinic, 'honored' to face her at US Open
NEW YORK — (AP) — Someone, of course, will end up in the history books as the last opponent of Serena Williams' stellar career. It could be Danka Kovinic, a 27-year-old from Montenegro who is "honored" to be the first-round U.S. Open foe of someone she remembers watching on TV as a child. Kovinic’s reaction when she heard about the matchup from her coach: “I was happy; I won’t lie.”“It’s a privilege to share the court with Serena,” Kovinic said in an interview at Flushing Meadows on Friday. “It’s like: I know what to expect,” said Kovinic, the only woman to win a Grand Slam match while representing Montenegro. So she offered a bit of a scouting report: Like Williams — well, maybe not quite like Williams, Kovinic said with a laugh — she relies on a big first serve.wftv.com
Serena Williams’ 1st opponent at US Open is Danka Kovinic
NEW YORK — (AP) — Serena Williams' first opponent at what is expected to be the last tournament of her career, the U.S. Open, will be Danka Kovinic. After winning a match at a tournament in Toronto, Williams was eliminated in straight sets there by Tokyo Olympics gold medalist Belinda Bencic, then lost again in straight sets at Cincinnati against reigning U.S. Open champion Emma Raducanu. Because Williams has said she’s preparing to wind down her tennis career, her every move will be the focus at the start of the U.S. Open. 27 seed Martina Trevisan of Italy in the third round and 2021 U.S. Open runner-up Leylah Fernandez of Canada or 2021 French Open champion Barbora Krejcikova of the Czech Republic in the fourth. ___More AP coverage of U.S. Open tennis: https://apnews.com/hub/us-open-tennis-championships and https://twitter.com/AP_SportsCopyright 2022 The Associated Press.wftv.com
No. 1 Swiatek finds focus at French Open amid 31-match run
France Tennis French Open Poland's Iga Swiatek celebrates winning her third round match Montenegro's Danka Kovinic in two sets, 6-3, 7-5, at the French Open tennis tournament in Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Saturday, May 28, 2022. Which is why it was worth watching as the 2020 French Open champion navigated a couple of tricky spots in the third round at Roland Garros on Saturday. She also said she made sure to deliver a message to Swiatek when they shook hands at the net. “Her athleticism and defensive skills are really, really good," Pegula said. The last match Swiatek lost was against 2017 French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko back on Feb. 16 in the round of 16 at Dubai.wftv.com
The Latest: No. 2 Sabalenka reaches 4th round in Australia
Australian Open Tennis Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus reacts during her third round match against Marketa Vondrousova of the Czech Republic at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill) (Andy Brownbill)MELBOURNE, Australia — (AP) — The Latest at the Australian Open on Saturday (all times local):4:15 p.m.Second-seeded Aryna Sabalenka has moved into the fourth round at the Australian Open with a 4-6, 6-3, 6-1 win over No. But unlike her second-round match, when she had nine double-faults in her first two service games and 19 in the match, Sabalenka reduced that glaring match statistic to 10. 3 Garbiñe Muguruza by reaching the fourth round at the Australian Open for the first time since 2009. Two-time major champion Simona Halep plays Danka Kovinic, and 2020 French Open winner Iga Swiatek takes on Daria Kasatkina.wftv.com
Halep into Week 2 at Australian Open for 5th straight year
Australian Open Tennis Simona Halep of Romania reacts after defeating Danka Kovinic of Montenegro in their third round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022. (AP Photo/Simon Baker) (Simon Baker)MELBOURNE, Australia — (AP) — Two-time Grand Slam champion Simona Halep is into Week 2 at Melbourne Park for the fifth consecutive year. She won the French Open in 2018 and Wimbledon in 2019 and made it to the final of the 2018 Australian Open before losing to Caroline Wozniacki. 3 Garbiñe Muguruza by reaching the fourth round at the Australian Open for the first time since 2009. 19 Elise Mertens, who advanced 6-2, 6-2 over Zhang Shuai.wftv.com
The Latest: US Open runner-up Zverev wins 1st match in Paris
The French Open is the only Grand Slam tournament that does not use tiebreakers in the final set. 9 seed Johanna Konta 6-3, 6-3 at Court Suzanne Lenglen on Sunday. ___7:30 p.m.Stan Wawrinka made quick work of Andy Murray in their reunion of sorts at the French Open. One of his coaches is Wolfgang Thiem, the father of fellow Austrian Dominic Thiem — the U.S. Open champion, and French Open runner-up the past two years. The 20-year-old Korda beat Andreas Seppi of Italy 6-2, 4-6, 6-3, 6-3.
No chill for Coco: Gauff ousts 9th seed in French Open debut
(AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)PARIS – Prepping in the relative warmth of a gym before heading out with leggings and long sleeves to make her French Open debut against the tournament’s No. I realized it’s just a tennis match. Such a far cry from last year’s French Open: Gauff failed to make it out of qualifying, while Konta was making her way to her third Grand Slam semifinal. She also made it to the fourth round at this year’s Australian Open, beating 2019 champion Naomi Osaka en route. The lack of match play coming in.
The Latest: 11th-seeded Goffin knocked out by Sinner
Belgium's David Goffin plays a shot against Italy's Jannik Sinner in the first round match of the French Open tennis tournament against at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)PARIS – The Latest on the opening day at the French Open:___David Goffin has become the first seeded player to be knocked out of the French Open. The 11th-seeded Belgian lost 7-5, 6-0, 6-3 to 19-year-old Italian Jannik Sinner, who beat Goffin for the second time this year after winning on hard courts at Rotterdam in February. Sinner showcased his talent as one of the world's best young players by winning the Next Gen ATP Finals last year. In the women's draw, tenth-seeded Victoria Azarenka of Belarus beat Danka Kovinic 6-1, 6-2 in chilly conditions.