Tennis

Rafael Nadal, of Spain, reacts after defeating Karen Khachanov, of Russia, during the third round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Friday, Aug. 31, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
August 31, 2018 - 7:51 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Rafael Nadal's knee was bothering him. His decade-younger, barrel-chested U.S. Open foe was bashing the ball. The defending champion was two points away from falling into a two-set hole. Then he was two points away from dropping the third set. And then he was one point from losing...
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Sloane Stephens returns a shot to Victoria Azarenka, of Belarus, during the third round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Friday, Aug. 31, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
August 31, 2018 - 1:24 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 2:10 p.m. Defending U.S. Open champion Sloane Stephens grabbed the last three games after a brief break while the Arthur Ashe Stadium roof was shut because of a light rain and beat two-time runner-up Victoria Azarenka...
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Nick Kyrgios, of Australia, reacts against Pierre-Hugues Herbert, of France, during the second round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
August 30, 2018 - 9:57 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Nick Kyrgios was losing big at the U.S. Open on Thursday, and barely even trying. Didn't move while so-so serves flew by for aces. Casually put groundstrokes into the net. Double-faulted without caring. The crowd began booing. The chair umpire, Mohamed Lahyani, decided to intervene...
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Frances Tiafoe serves to Adrian Mannarino, of France, during the first round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
August 30, 2018 - 8:36 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 9:15 p.m. In a U.S. Open matchup between two young, up-and-coming men in the top 50, 19-year-old Alex de Minaur beat 20-year-old Frances Tiafoe 6-4, 6-0, 5-7, 6-2 to reach the third round at a second Grand Slam...
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Jack Sock, of the United States, returns a shot to Nikoloz Basilashvili, of Georgia, during the second round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
August 29, 2018 - 9:39 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 10:30 p.m. Jack Sock's rough year continued with a second-round loss as the No. 18 seed at the U.S. Open, beaten 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, 7-6 (3) by Nikoloz Basilashvili. Sock, a 25-year-old American, ended a seven-match main-...
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Serena Williams, of the United States, reaches for a shot from Carina Witthoeft, of Germany, during the second round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
August 29, 2018 - 8:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Get ready for the latest Grand Slam installment of Williams vs. Williams. One big difference this time: The superstar siblings will be meeting in the third round at the U.S. Open, their earliest showdown at a major tournament in 20 years. Serena Williams set up the highly...
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FILE - In this Tuesday July 3, 2018 file photo, Alize Cornet of France returns the ball to Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia during the women's singles match on the second day at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London. The U.S. Open on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018 clarified its rules about players changing their shirts during a match a day after a women's player was penalized for doing so. The tournament said it regretted the code violation issued to Alize Cornet of France, a ruling that was criticized by players and fans who thought it was unfair to women because male players frequently do it.(AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)
August 29, 2018 - 6:07 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. Tennis Association acknowledged Wednesday that a chair umpire incorrectly warned French player Alize Cornet for changing her shirt on court at the U.S. Open — the latest example in recent days of ways in which men and women are treated differently in tennis. Off court...
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Roger Federer, of Switzerland, returns a shot to Yoshihito Nishioka, of Japan, during the first round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
August 28, 2018 - 10:55 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Roger Federer sent something of a shock wave through the tennis world with what he thought was an obvious joke after improving to 18-0 in first-round matches at the U.S. Open. "I'm happy I never stumbled at the first hurdle," Federer said during his on-court interview Tuesday night...
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Madison Keys returns a shot to Pauline Parmentier, of France, during the first round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
August 28, 2018 - 10:21 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 11:15 p.m. Madison Keys eased into the second round of the U.S. Open with a 6-4, 6-4 victory over 71st-ranked Pauline Parmentier of France. The 14th-seeded Keys was the runner-up to Sloane Stephens at Flushing Meadows...
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Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, puts an ice towel to his face during a changeover in his match against Marton Fucsovics, of Hungary, during the first round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
August 28, 2018 - 7:44 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — His cheeks red, hair matted with sweat, Novak Djokovic appeared to be in such distress as he trudged to a changeover on a steamy U.S. Open afternoon that someone suggested it would be a good idea to have a trash can at the ready, just in case he lost his lunch. Djokovic sat down and...
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