Tennis

Belinda Bencic of Switzerland holds her trophy after victory over Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia in the final match of the Kremlin Cup tennis tournament in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
October 26, 2019 - 12:30 pm
SHENZHEN, China (AP) — Ashleigh Barty of Australia is ready to cap off the most successful season of her career with a first appearance in the year-end WTA Finals. Barty achieved a number of career firsts this season, winning a Grand Slam title at the French Open, earning the No. 1 ranking and...
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FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2019 file photo, Nick Kyrgios returns a ball to Roger Federer during their singles match at the Laver Cup tennis event, in Geneva, Switzerland. Australia captain Lleyton Hewitt says he has been willing to overlook Kyrgios' recent outbursts on the ATP Tour to select the talented but wayward star in his team for the revamped Davis Cup finals. Kyrgios is currently serving six months probation on the ATP tour after a meltdown at the Cincinnati tournament in August and calling the ATP "pretty corrupt" during this year's US Open. (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP, File)
October 22, 2019 - 12:04 pm
SYDNEY (AP) — Australia captain Lleyton Hewitt said he's willing to overlook Nick Kyrgios's recent outbursts on the ATP Tour, selecting the talented but wayward star for the revamped Davis Cup finals. Kyrgios is serving a six-month probation on the ATP Tour after a meltdown at the Cincinnati...
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Andy Murray of Britain poses with the trophy after winning the European Open final tennis match in Antwerp, Belgium, Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019. Murray defeated Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland 3-6/6-4/6-4. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
October 20, 2019 - 12:26 pm
ANTWERP, Belgium (AP) — Andy Murray has won his first ATP tour final since having hip surgery in January for an injury that left him contemplating retirement at one point. Murray rallied to beat fellow three-time Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 in the European Open final on Sunday...
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Roger Federer of Switzerland waves to spectators as he leaves the court after he lost to Alexander Zverev of Germany in their men's singles quarterfinals match at the Shanghai Masters tennis tournament at Qizhong Forest Sports City Tennis Center in Shanghai, China, Friday, Oct. 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
October 14, 2019 - 3:32 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Roger Federer says he plans to play at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The Swiss great, a four-time Olympian, says "at the end of the day my heart decided I would love to play at the Olympic Games again." Federer made the announcement in Tokyo during at an exhibition event for his Japanese...
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October 13, 2019 - 7:51 am
SHANGHAI (AP) — Daniil Medvedev extended the form that made him the hottest player in men's tennis when he captured the Shanghai Masters title with a 6-4, 6-1 win over Alexander Zverev on Sunday. The third-seeded Medvedev picked up his third title in six consecutive finals played since the tour...
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Roger Federer of Switzerland waves to spectators as he leaves the court after he lost to Alexander Zverev of Germany in their men's singles quarterfinals match at the Shanghai Masters tennis tournament at Qizhong Forest Sports City Tennis Center in Shanghai, China, Friday, Oct. 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
October 11, 2019 - 10:05 am
SHANGHAI (AP) — Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic went from perfectly unbeatable to unbelievably beaten in the quarterfinals of the Shanghai Masters. Federer and Djokovic had been a combined 13-0 in Shanghai with a spot in the semifinals on the line, but both lost Friday. Federer saved five match...
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First lady Melania Trump, applauds student awardees at a Red Ribbon Rally at the Drug Enforcement Agency in Arlington, Va., Monday, Oct. 7, 2019.(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
October 08, 2019 - 5:46 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — It will be game, set and match at the White House. Melania Trump has announced construction of a tennis pavilion on the south grounds that she says will provide a "functional recreational area for all First Families to enjoy." The First Lady helped break ground on the project...
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Novak Djokovic of Serbia returns a shot against John Millman of Australia during a final of Japan Open tennis championships in Tokyo, Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
October 06, 2019 - 4:57 am
TOKYO (AP) — Novak Djokovic couldn't have asked for a better tournament debut in Tokyo. Playing in the Japanese capital for the first time, Djokovic beat Australian qualifier John Millman 6-3, 6-2 in the final of the Japan Open on Sunday, marking the 10th time the Serbian has lifted a trophy on his...
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Team World's Nick Kyrgios serves a ball to Team Europe's Roger Federer during their match at the Laver Cup tennis event in Geneva, Switzerland, Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019. (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP)
September 26, 2019 - 4:53 am
LONDON (AP) — Nick Kyrgios has been handed a suspended 16-week ban from the ATP Tour following an investigation into his abusive behavior in a tournament in Cincinnati last month. The Australian player insulted a chair umpire and left the court to smash two rackets during a second-round loss at the...
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September 22, 2019 - 3:49 am
WUHAN, China (AP) — American Danielle Collins beat seven-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams 7-5, 7-6 (5) in the opening round of the Wuhan Open on Sunday. Williams controlled the match early, going up 5-3 in the first set before dropping nine games in a row. A major turning point occurred when...
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