Tennis

Two-time champion Victoria Azarenka has withdrawn from the Australian Open, tournament officials announced Sunday. Azarenka is involved in a custody dispute with her former partner over their son, Leo. She has said she is not allowed to leave California until the issue is resolved. She had earlier withdrawn from the US Open because of the
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Nick Kyrgios has claimed his maiden ATP title on home soil and first since 2016, combining casual flair with enormous power to beat Ryan Harrison 6-4 6-2 at the Brisbane International. The 22-year-old staved off five break points in the first set, including three in his third service game as the American made a terrific
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SAO PAULO — Brazilian tennis player Thomaz Bellucci has been given a five-month suspension for doping. The 30-year-old Bellucci, who reached a career high of No. 21 in the rankings in 2010, said Thursday that a sample he provided last July at the Swedish Open at Bastad tested positive for the diuretic hydrochlorothiazide, which can
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AUCKLAND, New Zealand — Top-seeded Caroline Wozniacki advanced to the quarterfinals of the ASB Tennis Classic on Wednesday, beating Petra Martic of Croatia 6-2, 6-2. After taking 58 minutes to beat American Madison Brengle in her first-round match Tuesday, Wozniacki needed only 53 minutes to beat the unseeded Martic despite dropping her serve in the
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