women’s tennis

Top-ranked Osaka gets first-round win in Birmingham on grass

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Naomi Osaka lost the second set to Maria Sakkari of Greece before recovering to win for only her 11th tour-level victory on grass. [more]

Something new: A French Open final for Barty, Vondrousova

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Ash Barty won 17 of the initial 18 points in her French Open semifinal against 17-year-old Amanda Anisimova to lead 5-0 after 12 minutes - and yet somehow lost that set. [more]

Andy Murray corrects reporter who casually ignores women’s tennis


Andy Murray may have lost Wednesday at Wimbledon in the quarterfinals to Sam Querrey, but he definitely won the post-match press conference. When a reporter started phrasing a question to Murray by claiming that Querrey was “the first U.S. player to reach a major semifinal since 2009,” Murray quickly interrupted with “male player.” Sir Andrew Murray [more]