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Top seed Alexandrova loses in Lyon Open first round, 2021 March 1

LYON, France (AP) - Top-seeded Ekaterina Alexandrova was knocked out of the Lyon Open in the opening round by 139th-ranked Clara Tauson of Denmark on Monday.

Tauson won convincingly 6-3, 6-4, showing a better second serve. She finished the first set with an ace, and the match on a long ...

Federer out of Miami Open; will train to 'work his way back', 2021 March 1

Roger Federer is withdrawing from this month's Miami Open so he can spend extra time preparing to “work his way back out on tour,” his agent told The Associated Press on Monday.

The 20-time Grand Slam champion has not competed in more than a year after having two operations on ...

Djokovic ties Federer in weeks at No. 1; Gauff up to No. 38, 2021 March 1

Novak Djokovic is gaining on Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal in the Grand Slam standings, and he’s already caught Federer in another significant statistic: As of Monday, Djokovic has been No. 1 in the ATP rankings for a total of 310 weeks.

That equals Federer’s career record for most time ...

Brady loses first match since Australian Open final, 2021 March 1

DOHA, Qatar (AP) - Jennifer Brady lost her first match since the Australian Open final, falling to Anett Kontaveit 6-1, 6-2 in the first round of the Qatar Open on Monday.

Brady, who lost to Naomi Osaka in her first major final just over a week ago, made 25 unforced ...

Goffin beats Bautista Agut to win Open Sud de France title, 2021 February 28

MONTPELLIER, France (AP) - Second-seeded David Goffin of Belgium rallied to beat top-seeded Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain 5-7, 6-4, 6-2 to win the Open Sud de France on Sunday and clinch his fifth career title.

Bautista Agut was chasing a 10th career title and first since winning Doha in ...

Former Wimbledon champ Conchita Martínez has coronavirus, 2021 February 27

MADRID (AP) - Former Wimbledon champion Conchita Martínez has tested positive for the coronavirus.

Martínez said on social media on Saturday she is in quarantine at a hospital in Doha after the positive test on arrival in Qatar.

Martínez is the coach of former world No. 1 Garbiñe ...

Top seeds Bautista Agut and Goffin reach Open Sud final, 2021 February 27

MONTPELLIER, France (AP) - Top-seeded Roberto Bautista Agut beat Peter Gojowczyk 7-5, 6-1 and set up an Open Sud de France final against second-seeded David Goffin of Belgium on Saturday.

The Spaniard Bautista Agut is chasing a 10th career title and first since winning Doha in 2019.

Goffin, who ...

AP Sportlight, 2021 February 27

Feb. 28

1922 - In the first formal college conference basketball tournament, North Carolina beats Mercer 40-26 to win the Southern Intercollegiate Conference championship.

1940 - College basketball is televised for the first time. Station W2XBS broadcasts a doubleheader at New York’s Madison Square Garden: Pittsburgh vs. Fordham, New York ...

French Open winner Swiatek beats Bencic in Adelaide final, 2021 February 27

ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) - French Open champion Iga Swiatek beat Belinda Bencic 6-2, 6-2 on Saturday to win the Adelaide International at Memorial Drive.

The 19-year-old Polish player did not drop a set in five matches and lost just 22 games all week.

Swiatek seized momentum midway through the first ...

Top seeds Bautista Agut and Goffin ease into Open Sud semis, 2021 February 26

MONTPELLIER, France (AP) - Top-seeded Roberto Bautista Agut was clinical in beating sixth-seeded Frenchman Ugo Humbert 6-3, 6-3 to reach the Open Sud de France semifinals on Friday.

Bautista Agut won 88% of the first-serve points and was ruthless on Humbert's serve, converting all four break points. He served out ...

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