Tennis

September 25, 2018 - 4:41 am
WUHAN, China (AP) — No. 2-ranked Caroline Wozniacki reached the third round of a tournament for the first time since June at the Wuhan Open on Tuesday. Wozniacki defeated Swedish qualifier Rebecca Peterson 6-4, 6-1, making just nine unforced errors to Peterson's 36. Wozniacki made early exits in...
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Team Europe's Roger Federer celebrates a men's singles tennis match win against Team World's John Isner at the Laver Cup, Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Jim Young)
September 23, 2018 - 9:09 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Alexander Zverev beat Kevin Anderson on Sunday night to give Team Europe a victory in the second Laver Cup. Zverev won the final five points to defeat Anderson 6-7, 7-5, (10-7). His victory helped Team Europe beat Team World 13-8. "Obviously it was an amazing feeling," Zverev said. "...
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September 23, 2018 - 9:13 am
WUHAN, China (AP) — Daria Kasatkina recorded her first victory over Lesia Tsurenko in three attempts in the first round of the Wuhan Open on Sunday as US Open champion Naomi Osaka was forced to pull out of the tournament due to a viral illness. Kasatkina, the No. 13 seeded Russian, defeated her...
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Team Europe's Roger Federer, right, and Novak Djokovic play against Team World's Jack Sock and Kevin Anderson during a men's doubles tennis match at the Laver Cup, Friday, Sept. 21, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Jim Young)
September 22, 2018 - 8:41 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic looked quite comfortable while playing together for the first time Friday night. Except for one particular point. Djokovic drilled Federer in the lower back with a forehand in the third game of their doubles match against Kevin Anderson and Jack Sock...
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U.S. Open women's singles champion Naomi Osaka poses for photographers after a press conference prior to the Pan Pacific Open tennis tournament in Tokyo Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. Osaka defeated Serena Williams of the U.S. on Saturday, Sept. 8, to become the first Grand Slam singles champion from Japan. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
September 17, 2018 - 8:48 am
TOKYO (AP) — Naomi Osaka showed how deep her Japanese roots run: She went to watch Japan's national sport of sumo and said she liked it. Osaka is in Tokyo this week to play in the Pan Pacific Open, just a week after she won the U.S. Open to become the first Japanese woman to win a Grand Slam...
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Croatian tennis fans support their team during a Davis Cup semifinal singles match between Croatia and the United States in Zadar, Croatia, Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. Under a new format next year, the final phases of the competition will be held at a neutral site. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)
September 17, 2018 - 4:01 am
ZADAR, Croatia (AP) — Fans banging drums and blowing trumpets for hours on end. Colorful costumes. Chants more reminiscent of soccer games than tennis matches. Plus, a series of marathon matches featuring constant momentum changes and drama. The atmosphere at the best-of-five semifinal series...
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Croatia's Borna Coric reacts after defeating Frances Tiafoe of the United States in their Davis Cup semifinal singles match between Croatia and the United States in Zadar, Croatia, Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)
September 16, 2018 - 12:29 pm
ZADAR, Croatia (AP) — Croatia — just barely — is going to the Davis Cup final. After eight hours of tennis on Sunday, Borna Coric ended a sustained comeback bid from the United States by rallying from two sets to one down to beat Frances Tiafoe 6-7 (0), 6-1, 6-7 (11), 6-1, 6-3 in the fifth and...
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Tennis star Serena Williams speaks at the Shop.org conference Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
September 15, 2018 - 3:00 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Serena Williams talked about her fashion business and her family, but not tennis fouls during a Friday appearance before a business trade group in Las Vegas. The 23-time Grand Slam champion wasn't asked about gender equality in sports or an argument she had last weekend with the...
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Borna Coric of Croatia celebrates after winning the second set as he plays against Steve Johnson of the United States during a Davis Cup semifinal singles tennis match between Croatia and the United States in Zadar, Croatia, Friday, Sept. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)
September 14, 2018 - 11:56 am
ZADAR, Croatia (AP) — Borna Coric pulled off a through-the-legs lob shot winner that had the crowd bowing in admiration during the Davis Cup semifinals on Friday. Early in the third set of a 6-4, 7-6 (4), 6-3 victory over Steve Johnson, Coric ran down a lob and replied with a shot known as a "...
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Naomi Osaka, the champion of U.S. Open women's singles, smiles during a press conference in Yokohama, Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018. Osaka defeated Serena Williams of the U.S. on Saturday, Sept. 8, to become the first Grand Slam singles champion from Japan. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
September 13, 2018 - 12:38 am
YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — Naomi Osaka's victory in the U.S. Open has added her to a growing list of athletes, Nobel Prize winners, and beauty pageant contestants who have raised the issue of what it means to be Japanese. The daughter of a Japanese mother and a Haitian father, Osaka was born in Japan...
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