Tennis

FILE - In this Aug. 27, 2018, file photo, a serve clock is viewed during the U.S. Open tennis tournament match between Venus Williams and Svetlana Kuznetsova, of Russia, in New York. Like the serve clocks that made their Grand Slam debut in August at the U.S. Open after being tested at the 2017 Next Gen ATP Finals, another tennis innovation, video review for certain judgment calls by chair umpires, will be tried at the tournament for top 21-and-under men at Milan in November. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
October 26, 2018 - 3:06 am
Video review for certain judgment calls, such as whether a ball bounces twice, will be available for the first time in men's professional tennis at the Next Gen ATP Finals for top 21-and-under players. The tour announced Friday that players at the Nov. 6-10 event in Milan can request that chair...
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FILE - This June 24, 2010, file photo shows John Isner of the U.S. and France's Nicolas Mahut, right, posing for a photo next to the scoreboard following their record-breaking men's singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships at Wimbledon. The All England Club said Friday Oct. 19, 2018, it will introduce fifth-set tiebreakers at Wimbledon next year when a match reaches 12-12. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, Pool, File)
October 19, 2018 - 7:05 am
LONDON (AP) — That epic 70-68 fifth set at Wimbledon will never be matched or surpassed, or even challenged. The All England Club said Friday it will introduce final-set tiebreakers next year, starting when the score reaches 12-12 in the decider. The grass-court Grand Slam tournament is the second...
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FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2018, file photo, Serena Williams walks on a practice court with her coach, Patrick Mouratoglou, during the third round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, in New York. Serena Williams' coach says in-match coaching should be allowed in tennis to help the sport's popularity. Mouratoglou, who admitted he used banned hand signals to try to help Williams during her loss in the U.S. Open final, wrote Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, in a posting on Twitter that legalizing coaching and making it part of the spectacle would let "viewers enjoy it as a show."(AP Photo/Adam Hunger, File)
October 18, 2018 - 1:51 pm
Serena Williams' coach says in-match coaching should be allowed in tennis to help the sport's popularity. Patrick Mouratoglou, who admitted he used banned hand signals to try to help Williams during her loss in the U.S. Open final, wrote Thursday in a posting on Twitter that making coaching part of...
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Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates after defeating Borna Coric of Croatia in their men's singles final match in the Shanghai Masters tennis tournament at Qizhong Forest Sports City Tennis Center in Shanghai, China, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
October 14, 2018 - 6:20 am
SHANGHAI (AP) — Novak Djokovic won a record fourth Shanghai Masters title with a 6-3, 6-4 win over 13th-seeded Borna Coric on Sunday. The second-seeded Djokovic has won all four Shanghai finals he's contested in his career (2012, 2013, 2015 and 2018). He previously shared the record of winning...
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Novak Djokovic of Serbia eyes on the ball as he plays against Alexander Zverev of Germany during their men's singles semifinals match in the Shanghai Masters tennis tournament at Qizhong Forest Sports City Tennis Center in Shanghai, China, Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
October 13, 2018 - 8:51 am
SHANGHAI (AP) — Borna Coric upset defending champion Roger Federer to face Novak Djokovic in the Shanghai Masters final on Sunday. Coric earned passage to the final by taking down the top-seeded Federer 6-4, 6-4 in the semifinals on Saturday. "It was one of the best matches of my life," Coric said...
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October 13, 2018 - 7:47 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Wang Qiang, the best Chinese women's player in tennis with a ranking of No. 24, will play Ukrainian teen Dayana Yastremska for a third career title at the Hong Kong Open on Sunday. Wang posted two upset victories on Saturday by first finishing her rain-postponed quarterfinal...
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Serena Williams speaks at the Pennsylvania Conference for Women in Philadelphia, Friday, Oct. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
October 12, 2018 - 5:24 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Serena Williams has opened up about parenting, motherhood and her own insecurities during a women's conference in Philadelphia. The tennis star was one of a number of speakers Friday at the Pennsylvania Conference for Women. She told the group of about 10,000 attendees: "I...
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Roger Federer of Switzerland reacts after losing a point to Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain during their men's singles match of the Shanghai Masters tennis tournament at Qizhong Forest Sports City Tennis Center in Shanghai, China, Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
October 11, 2018 - 9:22 am
SHANGHAI (AP) — Roger Federer was stretched to three sets for a second consecutive match to reach the Shanghai Masters quarterfinals on Thursday. Nevertheless, the top seed insisted he was content with how he's playing. Federer defeated Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain 6-3, 2-6, 6-4, a day after...
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October 11, 2018 - 5:02 am
TIANJIN, China (AP) — Second-seeded Caroline Garcia of France moved into the Tainjin Open quarterfinals after defeating Chinese qualifier Zhang Yuxuan 6-3, 6-4 on Thursday. The 16th-ranked Garcia will play sixth-seeded Petra Martic of Croatia for a semifinal berth on Friday. Third-seeded Elise...
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Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia hits a return shot while competing against Naomi Osaka of Japan in their women's singles semifinal match in the China Open at the National Tennis Center in Beijing, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
October 06, 2018 - 4:27 am
BEIJING (AP) — Anastasija Sevastova beat U.S. Open champion Naomi Osaka 6-4, 6-4 Saturday to reach the China Open final. The 20th-ranked Latvian will face the winner of the semifinal between China's Wang Qiang and Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark. The 20-year-old Osaka required a medical break in the...
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