Posts Tagged Women’s tennis

5 Things: King holds court, excited by newcomers

Eugenie Bouchard of Canada plays a return to Simona Halep of Romania during their women's singles semifinal match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Thursday, July 3, 2014. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

LONDON (AP) — Billie Jean King believes Wimbledon finalists Petra Kvitova and Eugenie Bouchard are creating one of the most exciting times in women’s tennis in decades.

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Canadians delight as Bouchard, Raonic rise

Eugenie Bouchard of Canada celebrates after winning the first set as she plays against Simona Halep of Romania during their women’s singles semifinal match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Thursday, July 3, 2014. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

TORONTO (AP) — Mary Jacobs has barely ventured outside in two weeks, but life has been thrilling. The 76-year-old tennis devotee has been glued to her TV as Canadian stars Eugenie Bouchard and Milos Raonic dispatch their rivals at Wimbledon.

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Your Top Plays for Today

Germany's Miroslav Klose, 2nd from left, stretches during an official training session one day before the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between Germany and France at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, July 3, 2014. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

Your Top Plays for Today: AP’s Sports Guide

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Australian Open champ Li Na, coach part ways

Li Na of China returns to Barbora Zahlavova Strycova of the Czech Republic during their women's singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Friday  June  27, 2014. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

LONDON (AP) — Two-time major champion Li Na and coach Carlos Rodriguez are parting ways after nearly two years together.

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2011 champion Kvitova advances to Wimbledon final

Eugenie Bouchard of Canada plays a return to Simona Halep of Romania during their women’s singles semifinal match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Thursday, July 3, 2014. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

LONDON (AP) — Eugenie Bouchard defeated French Open runner-up Simona Halep 7-6 (5), 6-2 Thursday to advance to the Wimbledon final against 2011 champion Petra Kvitova.

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