O Canada: Hockey hotbed now produces tennis players, too

ROME (AP) — It's typically Canadian that Denis Shapovalov, Felix Auger-Aliassime and Bianca Andreescu are each children of immigrants. What's not typical is that they have simultaneo...

Pliskova wins biggest clay title of career at Italian Open

ROME (AP) — Karolina Pliskova captured the biggest clay-clay-court title of her career by beating Johanna Konta 6-3, 6-4 Sunday in the Italian Open final. Adding to a very consistent...

Konta beats Bertens to reach Italian Open semifinals

ROME (AP) — Johanna Konta rallied past sixth-seeded Kiki Bertens 5-7, 7-5, 6-2 in nearly three hours on Saturday to reach the Italian Open final for the biggest clay-court result of her career. ...

Osaka wins first of 2 matches in a busy day at Italian Open

ROME (AP) — Top-ranked Naomi Osaka comfortably beat Dominika Cibulkova 6-3, 6-3 in the first of her two matches at the Italian Open on Thursday. With play backed up following a raino...

Italy's men are starting to matter in tennis like its women

ROME (AP) — After four decades of dormancy, male tennis players in Italy are finally showing signs of becoming as good as the women have been. Marco Cecchinato got things rolling by ...

Crafty Kyrgios leaves Medvedev slamming his racket

ROME (AP) — Nick Kyrgios took full advantage of his crafty game to eliminate Daniil Medvedev 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 in the first round of the Italian Open on Tuesday. For his first win on cla...

'In the mood': Federer seeks more match time at Italian Open

ROME (AP) — At 37 and with 20 Grand Slam titles, Roger Federer still gets excited about playing tennis. That's why he added this week's Italian Open to his schedule. ...

Serena Williams opens clay season with routine win in Rome

ROME (AP) — Serena Williams opened her clay-court season with a routine 6-4, 6-2 win over Swedish qualifier Rebecca Peterson on Monday in the first round of the Italian Open. William...

Local 17-year-old wild card beats US veteran Johnson in Rome

ROME (AP) — Local teenager Jannik Sinner rallied to beat American veteran Steve Johnson 1-6, 6-1, 7-5 in the first round of the Italian Open on Sunday. In his Masters Series debut, t...

Atalanta nears Champions League with win over Lazio

ROME (AP) — Atalanta asserted its Champions League credentials and stretched its unbeaten run to 10 matches with a 3-1 comeback win at Lazio on Sunday in a preview of the Italian Cup final. ...

Serena Williams set to return from injury at Italian Open

ROME (AP) — Serena Williams is set to return from injury at the upcoming Italian Open. Tournament director Sergio Palmieri tells The Associated Press that he spoke with Williams' age...

Atalanta, the Ajax of Italy, threatening Serie A's hierarchy

ROME (AP) — First came a draw then came domination over Juventus. An away win at another league power followed. Only this wasn't Ajax. It was Atal...

AP Source: ATP Finals moving to Turin from 2021-25

ROME (AP) — The ATP Finals is moving to the Italian city of Turin in 2021. A person with knowledge of the details confirmed the move to The Associated Press on Wednesday. The person ...

Ronaldo becomes first player to win Europe's top 3 leagues

ROME (AP) — The breakthrough under Alex Ferguson at Manchester United. Then the coronation at Real Madrid. And now another title at Juventus. If ever there was a need to emphasize Cr...

Juventus' failure linked to Italy's 'catenaccio' past

ROME (AP) — Nearly 70 years after the tactic was invented, Italian clubs are still struggling to shed their "catenaccio" past. Juventus has come in for harsh criticism over its defen...