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American teen Cori ‘Coco’ Gauff upsets idol Venus Williams during first day of Wimbledon

Coco Gauff grew up admiring the Williams sisters. Picked up a tennis racket as a little girl because of them. And on Monday at Wimbledon, still just 15, Gauff beat …


What a difference year makes for Novak Djokovic at Wimbledon

A year ago, Novak Djokovic arrived at Wimbledon in a rut. Still working his way back from elbow surgery, still fine-tuning a new service motion, he was more than 24 …


Rafael Nadal breezes by Roger Federer in French Open semifinal

King of clay Rafael Nadal blew away Roger Federer 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 on a windswept center court on Friday to reach the French Open final for a 12th time, seeking …


American Amanda Anisimova youngest to reach French Open quarterfinals since 2006

To Amanda Anisimova, it seems “like, forever ago” that she was playing in the French Open main draw for the first time. For the record: It’s been all of two …


Serena Williams cruises to first-round win at French Open

Serena Williams returns to win first-round match at French Opeen


UPDATED: Wed., May 22, 2019, 9:58 p.m.

Area women’s doubles team from Gonzaga, Washington State bow out at NCAA Tournament

Women’s doubles teams from Gonzaga and Washington State saw their seasons come to a close Wednesday after setbacks at the NCAA Tennis Doubles Championship at the USTA National Campus.


UPDATED: Tue., May 21, 2019, 8:35 p.m.

Washington State’s Tiffany Mylonas, Hikaru Sato achieve program first at NCAA Tennis Tournament

Tiffany Mylonas and Hikaru Sato became the first Washington State pair to win a match at the NCAA Tennis Doubles Championship when they rallied for a 1-6, 7-5, 10-7 victory …


Ashleigh Barty wins Miami Open

Amid the unpredictable swirl of this year’s tennis results, with 33 different champions in 33 tournaments, Ashleigh Barty provides a change of pace. The crafty 5-foot-5 Australian mixes backhand slices …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 12, 2019, 10:39 p.m.

John Blanchette: Gonzaga’s Sophie Whittle works even harder now that she’s at the top of the collegiate tennis world

The news, as is increasingly the case these days, was delivered via text – two of them, in fact, from her coaches. Though not so much news as congratulations, so …


Maria Sharapova exits U.S. Open after first loss at night

Maria Sharapova won the U.S. Open as a teenager. More than a decade later, she can’t seem to make it past the fourth round.


Roger Federer stunned by 55th-ranked John Millman at U.S. Open

Roger Federer served poorly. Closed poorly, too. And now he’s gone, beaten at the U.S. Open by an opponent ranked outside the top 50 for the first time in his …


UPDATED: Tue., July 10, 2018, 6:58 p.m.

Serena Williams comes back to reach Wimbledon semifinals

Serena Williams has come up with a comeback to reach the semifinals at Wimbledon. Williams moved closer to her eighth title at the All England Club and 24th Grand Slam …


UPDATED: Thu., April 26, 2018, 8:08 p.m.

Area roundup: Washington State women’s tennis edges California at Pac-12 championships

Tiffany Myloans won the final two sets in tiebreakers to lead fifth-seeded Washington State to a 4-3 victory over No. 4 California in the quarterfinals of the Pac-12 women’s tennis …


Serena Williams eliminated from Olympic tennis tournament

Not until the crowd at the Olympic Tennis Centre roared in shock and Serena Williams approached the net to concede did Elina Svitolina allow herself to believe she had beaten …


Maria Sharapova suspended for 2 years for doping

Maria Sharapova was suspended from tennis for two years Wednesday for testing positive for meldonium at the Australian Open, and immediately responded by saying she would appeal the decision to …


Women’s tennis: Idaho’s season ends with NCAA tournament loss at Pepperdine

Idaho’s season came to an end Friday with a 4-0 setback to eighth-ranked Pepperdine to open the NCAA women’s tennis championships.


College tennis: Idaho’s Marianna Petrei named Big Sky women’s MVP

Idaho freshman Marianna Petrei was named Big Sky Conference women’s tennis Most Valuable Player, the conference announced Friday.


Infection knocks Lucie Safarova out of Australian Open

The WTA Tour says French Open finalist Lucie Safarova has withdrawn from the Australian Open because of the lingering effects of a bacterial infection she picked up last year.


Maya Jansen of Freeman wins 2nd NCAA tennis title for Alabama

Maya Jansen made a little history last week, but she’s focused on a bright future. Last week, the 21-year-old from Freeman won her second straight NCAA doubles tennis title for …


Area roundup: WSU’s Donika Bashota loses in round of 16 at Pac-12s

California’s Klara Fabikova defeated Washington State’s Donika Bashota 6-3, 6-4 on Thursday in the round of 16 at the Pac-12 Women’s Tennis Singles Championship at Ojai, California. Bashota advanced to …


Spokane Shadow prepare for first-place Shock

The Spokane Shadow will host the first-place South Sound FC Shock in Evergreen Premier League play at 7 tonight at Spokane Falls Community College. The third-place Shadow (5-2-1) are three …


In brief: TCU defeats Pepperdine to advance to College World Series

BASEBALL: Kyle Bacak executed a suicide squeeze bunt to send home the tiebreaking run in the top of the ninth inning and TCU rallied to beat Pepperdine 6-5 Monday in …


WSU’s Hamilton, Tanielu named to All-Pac-12 baseball team

Washington State freshman right-hander Ian Hamilton and sophomore third baseman Nick Tanielu were named to the All-Pac-12 Conference baseball team, the conference announced Wednesday. Tanielu led the Cougars with a …


Sasquatch earn split with CBC

Blake Andres pitched six strong innings and Daniel Rowton hit his sixth home run Wednesday as Community Colleges of Spokane (16-14, 8-10 NWAACC) defeated Columbia Basin 6-3 to achieve a …


Williams makes Olympics her playground

LONDON – Her black hair explodes toward the sky like she’s under constant electric shock. Her dress is All-American – red, white and blue with the boom the world has …


WSU’s Vasilieva knocked out at NCAAs

ATHENS, Ga. – Washington State’s Liudmila Vasilieva had her season end Wednesday with a 6-3, 6-1 loss to Anna Bartenstein in the opening round of the NCAA singles championship at …


Idaho men win Jim Colbert Collegiate

Idaho’s men placed four golfers in the top 10 Tuesday while winning the Jim Colbert Collegiate at Manhattan, Kan. The Vandals’ Justin Kadin shot his third consecutive even-par 216 to …


Azarenka rediscovers stroke with Sony Ericsson Open title

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. – A month ago Victoria Azarenka was defeated in a first-round match in Doha by then 30th-ranked Daniela Hantuchova, and returned home to Minsk to do some …