Tennis

Properties at Nerrigundah, Australia, Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, are damaged and destroyed after a wildfire ripped through the town on New Year's Eve. The tiny village of Nerrigundah in New South Wales has been among the hardest hit by Australia's devastating wildfires, with about two thirds the homes destroyed and a 71-year-old man killed. (AP Photo/Sam McNeil)
January 14, 2020 - 1:39 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Smoke haze and poor air quality caused by wildfires temporarily suspended practice sessions for the Australian Open at Melbourne Park on Tuesday, but qualifying began later in “very poor” conditions and amid complaints by at least one player who was forced to forfeit her...
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This satellite photo provided by Maxar Technologies shows wildfires spreading in the area south of Eden and Twofold Bay, shown in black, in New South Wales state of Australia, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020. (Satellite image ©2020 Maxar Technologies via AP)
January 12, 2020 - 5:05 pm
BODALLA, Australia (AP) — Crews battling Australia's wildfires said Sunday that they have been able to turn from defense to offense for the first time in weeks thanks to a break in the weather. Dale McLean, who is helping manage the response to a fire near the town of Bodalla in New South Wales...
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Serena Williams from the United States with daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. and the ASB trophy after winning her singles finals match against United States Jessica Pegula at the ASB Classic in Auckland, New Zealand, Sunday, Jan 12, 2020. (Chris Symes/Photosport via AP)
January 12, 2020 - 11:01 am
AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) — Serena Williams ended a three-year title drought when she beat fellow American Jessica Pegula 6-3, 6-4 on Sunday to win the singles final at the ASB Classic. Williams hadn't won a title since the Australian Open in January 2017, and not since she became a mother to her...
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Rafael Nadal of Spain holds a press conference after losing to Novak Djokovic of Serbia during their ATP Cup tennis match in Sydney, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Steve Christo)
January 12, 2020 - 9:31 am
SYDNEY (AP) — Rafael Nadal won a revamped Davis Cup in November and he lost Sunday's final of the ATP Cup, the newest international team competition. He thinks it's too much. After walking off following another hardcourt loss to Novak Djokovic, allowing Serbia to level the final after Roberto...
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Novak Djovovic of Serbia reacts after winning the match against Rafael Nadal of Spain during their ATP Cup tennis match in Sydney, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Steve Christo)
January 12, 2020 - 8:14 am
SYDNEY (AP) — Novak Djokovic beat Rafael Nadal and then went back on court within an hour and won the deciding doubles encounter to secure Serbia's victory over Spain in the inaugural ATP Cup final. Second-ranked Djokivic had a 6-2, 7-6 (4) win over top-ranked Nadal on Sunday night to level the...
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January 11, 2020 - 10:53 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Australian Open organizers said Saturday that U.S. Open champion Bianca Andreescu, Juan Martin del Potro and Richard Gasquet have withdrawn due to knee injuries. “The Australian Open is unfortunately too soon in my rehab process and I sadly will not be able to play in it...
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Rafael Nadal of Spain reacts to a point against Alex de Minaur of Australia during their ATP Cup tennis match in Sydney, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Steve Christo)
January 11, 2020 - 7:23 am
SYDNEY (AP) — Rafael Nadal was coming off a really late night, and was determined to finish work before midnight on the eve of the inaugural ATP Cup final against Serbia. After more than 20 tight games against 20-year-old Alex de Minaur's relentless attack, Nadal converted his first service break...
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Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic, left, is congratulated by Naomi Osaka of Japan, right, after Pliskova won her semifinal match 6-7, 7-6, 6-2, at the Brisbane International tennis tournament in Brisbane, Australia, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Tertius Pickard)
January 11, 2020 - 6:27 am
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Madison Keys came from a break and set down to beat two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova in the Brisbane International semifinals on Saturday. The American won nine of 10 games in her mid-match recovery against the tournament's 2011 champion to beat Kvitova 3-6, 6-2...
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Serena Williams of the U.S. reacts after winning a point during her second round singles match against compatriot Christina McHale at the ASB Classic tennis tournament in Auckland, New Zealand, Thursday, Jan 9, 2020. (Chris Symes/Photosport via AP)
January 09, 2020 - 2:57 am
AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) — Top-seeded Serena Williams had her toughest workout of 2020 before beating fellow American Christina McHale 3-6, 6-2, 6-3 to advance to the quarterfinals of the ASB Classic. Williams dropped a set for the first time in singles or doubles this year and at times Thursday...
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Alex De Minaur, left, and Nick Kyrgios of Australia winning a match point against Britain's Jamie Murray and Joe Salisbury during their ATP Cup tennis match in Sydney, Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Steve Christo)
January 09, 2020 - 1:13 am
SYDNEY (AP) — Alex de Minaur and Nick Kyrgios combined to edge Britsh pair Jamie Murray and Joe Salisbury on their fifth match point in the deciding doubles to give Australia a 2-1 win and a place in the ATP Cup semifinals. Australia captain Lleyton Hewitt gambled on sending his two singles players...
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