Tennis

Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, celebrates after defeating Marin Cilic, of Croatia, in a semifinal match at the Western & Southern Open tennis tournament, Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018, in Mason, Ohio. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
August 18, 2018 - 7:33 pm
MASON, Ohio (AP) — Novak Djokovic is once again so close to the one title that eludes him. And the same nemesis is standing in his way, all over again. It's a moment in time: Djokovic vs. Federer for a title. Djokovic closed in on a Western & Southern Open title with his 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 victory...
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Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, returns Milos Raonic, of Canada, at the Western & Southern Open tennis tournament, Friday, Aug. 17, 2018, in Mason, Ohio. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
August 17, 2018 - 11:10 pm
MASON, Ohio (AP) — Novak Djokovic destroyed a racket to get on track, and took another step toward the title that has eluded him. Roger Federer stayed on course to add to his record haul in Cincinnati. Enraged by his poor play at the outset, Djokovic slammed his racket on the court and rallied for...
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Madison Keys, of the United States, watches a return to Angelique Kerber, of Germany, at the Western & Southern Open tennis tournament Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, in Mason, Ohio. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
August 16, 2018 - 6:08 pm
MASON, Ohio (AP) — Madison Keys used her forehand to beat Angelique Kerber — one of her toughest matchups — and advance to the quarterfinals of the Western & Southern Open on Thursday between more bursts of rain. Three matches held over from the previous night had to be completed first. Top-...
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Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, returns to Adrian Mannarino, of France, in the second round at the Western & Southern Open tennis tournament, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, in Mason, Ohio. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
August 15, 2018 - 7:44 pm
MASON, Ohio (AP) — Novak Djokovic completed his comeback from elbow surgery by winning Wimbledon for the fourth time. He's inching closer to one of the few titles to elude him throughout his career. Djokovic overcame an upset stomach and a sluggish first set Wednesday, beating Adrian Mannarino 4-6...
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Roger Federer, of Switzerland, returns to Peter Gojowcyzk, of Germany, at the Western & Southern Open tennis tournament, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, in Mason, Ohio. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
August 14, 2018 - 8:45 pm
MASON, Ohio (AP) — Roger Federer advanced to the third round of the Western & Southern Open with a 6-4, 6-4 victory against Peter Gojowczyk on Tuesday. It was Federer's first Cincinnati appearance since winning his tournament-record seventh championship in 2015. After a first-round bye, Federer...
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Serena Williams serves to Daria Gavrilova, of Australia, in the first round at the Western & Southern tennis Open, Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, in Mason, Ohio. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
August 13, 2018 - 10:39 pm
MASON, Ohio (AP) — Serena Williams bounced back from the most lopsided loss of her career, cruising past Daria Gavrilova 6-1, 6-2 at the Western & Southern Open on Monday. Williams, a 23-time Grand Slam winner who returned to the tour this year after the birth of her first child, needed just 65...
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Andy Murray, of Great Britain, chases down a return from Lucas Pouille, of France, in the first round at the Western & Southern Open, Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, in Mason, Ohio. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
August 13, 2018 - 2:59 pm
MASON, Ohio (AP) — Andy Murray lost to Lucas Pouille 6-1, 1-6, 6-4 in the first round of the Western & Southern Open on Monday, clearing another obstacle for Roger Federer in this U.S. Open tuneup. Top-seeded Rafael Nadal dropped out Sunday night to prepare for the U.S. Open after winning his...
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Rafael Nadal, of Spain, celebrates after defeating Stefanos Tsitsipas, of Greece, in the final of the Rogers Cup men's tennis tournament in Toronto, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
August 12, 2018 - 8:17 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Rafael Nadal won his 80th ATP World Tour title Sunday — and spoiled Stefanos Tsitsipas' 20th birthday. The top-ranked Nadal beat the unseeded Greek upstart 6-2, 7-6 (4) for his fourth Rogers Cup crown and fifth victory of the year. He has 33 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 titles. "If...
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Simona Halep of Romania reacts after defeating Sloane Stephens of the United States to win the final of the Rogers Cup tennis tournament Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018 in Montreal. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP)
August 12, 2018 - 4:19 pm
MONTREAL (AP) — Top-ranked Simona Halep outlasted third-ranked Sloane Stephens 7-6 (6), 3-6, 6-4 on Sunday to win her second Rogers Cup title. The 26-year-old Romanian star also won the hard-court event that rotates between Toronto and Montreal in 2016 in Montreal. In a rematch of Halep's French...
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Simona Halep of Romania celebrates her victory over Ashleigh Barty of Australia during semifinals play at the Rogers Cup tennis tournament Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018 in Montreal. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP)
August 11, 2018 - 6:51 pm
MONTREAL (AP) — A weary Simona Halep, upset over how her matches are scheduled, beat Ashleigh Barty 6-4, 6-1 on Saturday to reach the final Rogers Cup final. The top-ranked Romanian will play for the title Sunday against the third-ranked Sloane Stephens in a rematch of Halep's victory in the French...
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