3:03 PM ET Associated Press PARIS — Top-ranked Carlos Alcaraz was stopped in the Paris Masters quarterfinals by unseeded Holger Rune of Denmark on Friday. In a match pitting 19-year-old former junior doubles partners, Rune was leading 6-3, 6-6 and 3-1 in the tiebreaker when the US Open champion Alcaraz retired, a few minutes after
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8:37 PM ET Associated Press FORT WORTH, Texas — Top-ranked Iga Swiatek took control with an eight-point run that launched a match-ending stretch in which she grabbed nine of 11 games for a 6-3, 6-2 victory over Caroline Garcia in round-robin action at the WTA Finals on Thursday night. Swiatek improved to 2-0 this week
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7:18 PM ET Associated Press PARIS — Top-ranked Carlos Alcaraz advanced to the quarterfinals at the Paris Masters with a 6-1, 6-3 win over Grigor Dimitrov on Thursday, while Felix Auger-Aliassime reached the last eight by winning his 15th consecutive match. Alcaraz, the U.S. Open champion, will next play Holger Rune for a place in
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8:38 PM ET Associated Press FORT WORTH, Texas — Ons Jabeur wasn’t used to the idea of playing so soon after a loss in her WTA Finals debut. Took her a bit to adjust as well. The Tunisian rallied for a three-set victory over Jessica Pegula on Wednesday night, keeping alive the US Open finalist’s
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11:50 AM ET Associated Press PARIS — Alex de Minaur upset fourth-seeded Daniil Medvedev 6-4, 2-6, 7-5 in the second round of the Paris Masters on Wednesday. After rallying from a 2-0 deficit in the final set, De Minaur failed to convert his first two match points at 5-4. He hit a return out on
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6:39 AM ET Associated Press FORT WORTH, Texas — The man in charge of women’s professional tennis, Steve Simon, has been sitting close enough to the action at the season-ending WTA Finals this week — from a seat in front of the front row, as courtside as can be — that a player easily could
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8:44 PM ET ESPN News Services FORT WORTH, Texas — No. 1 Iga Swiatek extended her winning streak against opponents ranked in the top 10 to 13 matches and opened her bid for her first WTA Finals title with a 6-2, 6-3 victory over Daria Kasatkina in round-robin play Tuesday night. Swiatek has asserted herself
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7:13 PM ET Associated Press FORT WORTH, Texas — Billie Jean King gets why No. 1-ranked Iga Swiatek decided to skip the Billie Jean King Cup Finals because they are right after — and half a world away from — the WTA Finals. King just figures she would have made a different choice. “I can
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11:46 AM ET Associated Press PARIS — Defending champion Novak Djokovic started his chase for a record-extending 39th Masters title by beating Maxime Cressy of the United States 7-6 (1), 6-4 in the second round of the Paris Masters on Tuesday. In the first meeting between the two, Cressy saved three break points in the
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1:13 PM ET Romania’s Sorana Cirstea has said brands value players’ looks above their performance while drawing up contracts, saying that Adidas told her “it’s better to look good and be in top 20 than to not look that good and be No. 1.” Cirstea, who is ranked No. 38 in the women’s singles, made
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11:47 AM ET Associated Press PARIS — Rafael Nadal is a different man. He’s losing sleep over his newborn baby and not so much the No. 1 ranking. Even with all of his absences, Nadal has a shot at finishing the season as the world No. 1. He has racked up 5,820 points, trailing only
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9:22 AM ET Andy Murray says he needs to “work harder” and “take responsibility” after suffering a late collapse in the first round of the Paris Masters on Monday. After serving for the match against retiring 37-year-old Gilles Simon, the British No. 4 crashed out 4-6, 7-5, 6-3 in two hours and 50 minutes in
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12:31 AM ET D’Arcy MaineESPN.com An Instagram post by Venus Williams reflecting on the 28th anniversary of her professional tennis debut raised speculation that her legendary career could be nearing an end. “On this day 28 years ago I made my debut to professional tennis,” Williams wrote in the caption alongside two photos of her
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