Tennis

Serena Williams, right, talks with referee Brian Earley during the women's final of the U.S. Open tennis tournament against Naomi Osaka, of Japan, Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
September 08, 2018 - 9:48 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The events and the arguing and the booing that would make this a U.S. Open final unlike any other began when Serena Williams' coach made what she insisted was an innocent thumbs-up, but the chair umpire interpreted as a helpful signal. It was the second game of the second set...
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Serena Williams looks at her box during the women's final of the U.S. Open tennis tournament against Naomi Osaka, of Japan, Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
September 08, 2018 - 9:12 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Serena Williams' dispute with the chair umpire during the 2018 U.S. Open final is the latest issue she's had with match officials at the Grand Slam tournament. Williams thought back to others while arguing in her 6-2, 6-4 loss to Naomi Osaka on Saturday, saying on court at one point...
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Jamie Murray, of Great Britain, and Bethanie Mattek-Sands hold the trophy after defeating Alicja Rosolska, of Poland, and Nikola Mektic, of Croatia, in the mixed doubles finals of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
September 08, 2018 - 3:27 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Bethanie Mattek-Sands got down on her right knee to hit a volley and landed unscathed on her right leg with each backhand. Mattek-Sands never felt the searing pain at Flushing Meadows as she did when she was left crumpled on the court last year at Wimbledon, her plea to walk off on...
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Juan Martin del Potro, of Argentina, talks with Rafael Nadal, of Spain, after Nadal retired from the match during the semifinals of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
September 07, 2018 - 9:39 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Rafael Nadal felt the pain sear into his right knee early in his U.S. Open semifinal, on what he called "a bad movement." It was a familiar pain, one that he's dealt with off-and-on for years. The defending champion looked up at his guest box and indicated something was wrong. He...
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Juan Martin del Potro, of Argentina, shakes hands with Rafael Nadal, of Spain, after Nadal retired from the match during the semifinals of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
September 07, 2018 - 6:44 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Defending champion Rafael Nadal retired from his U.S. Open semifinal against Juan Martin del Potro because of a painful right knee after dropping the opening two sets. The No. 1-ranked Nadal was trailing 7-6 (3), 6-2 after two hours of play on Friday when he quit. That allows del...
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Serena Williams returns a shot to Anastasija Sevastova, of Latvia, during the semifinals of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
September 07, 2018 - 3:34 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — For Serena Williams, there was no "wait until next year" during the last U.S. Open. In the past, whenever a Grand Slam tournament ended without Williams holding the trophy, there was always the belief she could simply win the next one. She was the best player in the game, maybe the...
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Serena Williams, of the United States, serves to Karolina Pliskova, of the Czech Republic, during the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
September 06, 2018 - 2:41 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Serena Williams and the other U.S. Open women's semifinalists will play their matches under a closed roof. U.S. Tennis Association officials decided about five hours before 23-time major champion Williams was to face No. 19 seed Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia in the first semifinal...
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Novak Djokovic, right, of Serbia, hits a backhand to John Millman, of Australia, during the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open tennis tournament Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
September 06, 2018 - 1:21 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 2:15 p.m. Arthur Ashe Stadium's retractable roof will be shut for both U.S. Open women's semifinals because the forecast calls for severe thunderstorms with strong winds. The U.S. Tennis Association made the decision...
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Naomi Osaka, of Japan, returns a shot to Lesia Tsurenko, of Ukraine, during the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
September 06, 2018 - 8:42 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Kei Nishikori looked around Arthur Ashe Stadium and noticed the crowd. With Nishikori playing immediately after Naomi Osaka on Wednesday, the U.S. Open became must-see viewing for Japanese tennis fans. "It's good to have, you know, home support outside of Japan," he said. "Yeah, it'...
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Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, smiles as John Millman, of Australia, goes to change clothes during the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open tennis tournament Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
September 05, 2018 - 11:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Novak Djokovic put aside all of it, from his opponent's unheard-of, middle-of-a-set chance to change out of sweat-soaked clothes and shoes, to consecutive time violations because he let the serve clock expire, to the 16 break points he wasted. All that mattered, really, was that...
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