Kvitova, Halep advance at Dubai Championships

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Former champions Petra Kvitova and Simona Halep overcame windy conditions to reach the quarterfinals of the Dubai Championships on Wednesday. The s...

No. 1 Naomi Osaka loses 1st match since splitting from coach

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Naomi Osaka lost her first match since moving up to No. 1 in the WTA rankings — and first since splitting from her coach. The two-time major champi...

Woods, Djokovic, Vonn win Laureus World Sports Awards

MONACO (AP) — EMBARGOED UNTIL 8:30 P.M. LONDON TIME. Tiger Woods, Novak Djokovic, Lindsey Vonn and the France national soccer team were among the winners at the Laureus World Sports ...

Serena Williams back in top 10 after giving birth

LONDON (AP) — Serena Williams has returned to the top 10 in the tennis rankings for the first time since taking a break to have her first child. Williams dropped as low as 491st upon...

Shiffrin, the new face of skiing, cites Osaka as inspiration

ARE, Sweden (AP) — During her inexorable rise to someday becoming the most successful Alpine skier in history, Mikaela Shiffrin has been shooting some admiring glances at another young female athlete ...

WORLD SPORTS at 0000 GMT

TOP STORIES: BRAZIL-SOCCER TEAM-FIRE RIO DE JANEIRO — Flamengo promises to promptly pay financial compensation for the victims of a devastating fire that killed 10 ...

No. 1 Osaka splits with coach 2 weeks after 2nd major title

Top-ranked Naomi Osaka says she has split with coach Sascha Bajin a little more than two weeks after winning the Australian Open for her second consecutive Grand Slam title. Osaka po...

Kvitova testifies at trial of suspect in knife attack

PRAGUE (AP) — Australian Open finalist Petra Kvitova has testified in the Czech Republic at the trial of the man who allegedly knifed her in her home. After the December 2016 attack ...

Petra Kvitova loses to Vekic in St. Petersburg

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Australian Open finalist Petra Kvitova struggled with her serve and was eliminated from the St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy on Friday after losing to eighth-seeded Donna Vek...

Pliskova to lead Czechs in Fed Cup after Kvitova pulls out

PRAGUE (AP) — Karolina Pliskova will be the top player for defending Fed Cup champion Czech Republic in its first-round meeting with Romania, after Australian Open finalist Petra Kvitova pulled out. ...

Svitolina in Fed Cup dispute with Ukraine tennis officials

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Australian Open quarterfinalist Elina Svitolina is in a dispute with the Ukrainian Tennis Federation and has withdrawn from her country's Fed Cup team. Svitolina...

Australian Open champ Osaka is Asia's 1st No. 1 in tennis

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Australian Open champion Naomi Osaka is the youngest woman to make her debut at No. 1 in nine years and the first man or woman from Asia to lead the tennis rankings. ...

Novak, Naomi, other things we learned at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The way things went at the Australian Open didn't exactly teach the world that Novak Djokovic is the best there is in men's tennis right now. Certainly confir...

Now No. 1, Osaka wins majors to strains of Jay Rock's 'Win'

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Like the 21-year-old she is, Naomi Osaka stepped into Rod Laver Arena for the Australian Open final with a cellphone in her right hand and music in both ears. ...

TEN--Australian Open Results

MELBOURNE (AP) — Results Saturday from the Australian Open at Melbourne Park (seedings in parentheses): Women's Singles ...