TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Ons Jabeur — the first Arab woman to reach a Grand Slam tennis final — is such a star in her homeland that her father calls her “the daughter of all Tunisia" and the government wants to make her a special ambassador.
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — The names and faces of the star players at Wimbledon didn't matter to Elena Rybakina when she was a child. The majesty of the tournament made pretty a big impression, though.
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — LOOKAHEAD TO FRIDAY
Novak Djokovic will be back on Centre Court in the Wimbledon semifinals on Friday. Djokovic is a six-time champion at the All England Club and has won the last three.
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Ons Jabeur's steady progress from year to year — up the tennis rankings, through the draws of various tournaments and, now, at Wimbledon — has carried her to a Grand Slam singles final, the first African woman and Arab woman to make it that far in the professional era.
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — LOOKAHEAD TO THURSDAY
The women will take center stage at Wimbledon all on their own Thursday with both semifinal matches on Centre Court. Third-seeded Ons Jabeur will face Tatjana Maria in the first match and Simona Halep will play Elena Rybakina in the second.
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Novak Djokovic spotted 10th-seeded Jannik Sinner of Italy a huge lead, then worked his way back to win 5-7, 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 at Centre Court, earning an 11th semifinal berth at Wimbledon with his 26th consecutive victory at the grass-court Grand Slam tournament.
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — To the many “firsts” filling Ons Jabeur’s résumé, add a new one: First Arab woman to reach the semifinals at a Grand Slam tournament.
The third-seeded Tunisian improved on last year's quarterfinal run at Wimbledon by doing one better on Tuesday at the grass-court Grand Slam tournament.
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — LOOKAHEAD TO TUESDAY
The quarterfinal schedule is looking a bit different this year with two men's matches and two women's matches being played on Tuesday. Wimbledon has traditionally scheduled all women's quarterfinals on Tuesday and all men's on Wednesday, but the All England Club is mixing things up after getting rid of the rest day on the middle Sunday.
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Tatjana Maria's Wimbledon run appeared to be in trouble when Maria Sakkari was a point away from going up 5-1 in the second set of their third-round match.
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — LOOKAHEAD TO SATURDAY
Coco Gauff and Rafael Nadal will be back on Centre Court on Day 6 at Wimbledon. Gauff will face another American, Amanda Anisimova, in the third round at the All England Club.
BAD HOMBURG, Germany (AP) — Angelique Kerber and Simona Halep booked their places in the quarterfinals of the Bad Homburg Open on Wednesday while Sabine Lisicki continued her winning comeback.
Defending champion Kerber, seeded third, beat Lucia Bronzetti 6-2, 6-3 to set up a meeting with Alizé Cornet, who won 7-6 (4), 6-4 against Tatjana Maria.
BAD HOMBURG, Germany (AP) — Alizé Cornet won a rematch with a player who beat her last week as rain interrupted play at the Bad Homburg Open on Monday, leaving Angelique Kerber waiting overnight to complete her match.
GAIBA, Italy (AP) — Top-seeded Alison Van Uytvanck of Belgium eased into the semifinals of the Veneto Open with another straight-sets victory on Friday.
Van Uytvanck saw off Swiss player Ylena In-Albon 6-4, 6-2, converting her first match point when her opponent sliced a backhand into the net.
GAIBA, Italy (AP) — Fourth-seeded Claire Liu was upset by Tatjana Maria 7-6 (3), 6-7 (3), 6-3 Thursday in the second round of the Veneto Open.
The 35-year-old Maria, who is ranked 109th in the world, converted her first match point when her American opponent hit a return into the net.