Tennis

FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2017, file photo, San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili (20) pumps his fist after hitting the winning shot in the final seconds of the team's NBA basketball game against the Boston Celtics, in San Antonio. Ginobili retired at age 41 Monday, Aug. 27, 2018, after a "fabulous journey" in which he helped the San Antonio Spurs win four NBA championships in 16 seasons with the club. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
August 27, 2018 - 11:15 pm
Manu Ginobili has played his final game, and with that a new era awaits the San Antonio Spurs. Ginobili announced his decision to retire Monday, the 41-year-old wrapping up what he called a "fabulous journey" in which he helped the Spurs win four NBA championships in 16 seasons with the club. The...
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Rafael Nadal, of Spain, is viewed through the racket of David Ferrer, also of Spain, during the first round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Monday, Aug. 27, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
August 27, 2018 - 10:29 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 11:20 p.m. Top-ranked Rafael Nadal advanced to the second round of the U.S. Open when David Ferrer retired in the second set of their all-Spanish matchup. Nadal won the first set but trailed 3-4 in the second when...
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Simona Halep, of Romania, returns a shot to Kaia Kanepi, of Estonia, during the first round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Monday, Aug. 27, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
August 27, 2018 - 12:32 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Simona Halep made a quick-as-can-be exit from the U.S. Open on Monday, becoming the first No. 1-seeded woman to lose her opening match at the Grand Slam tournament in the half-century of the professional era. Halep simply was overwhelmed by the power-based game of 44th-ranked Kaia...
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Defending champions Rafael Nadal and Sloane Stevens pose with the tournament's trophies during the reveal of the 2018 U.S. Open draw in New York, Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
August 26, 2018 - 3:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A little more than a year ago, Sloane Stephens was ranked outside of the top 950 as she tried to work her way back toward the top of tennis after foot surgery. By the time the U.S. Open was over, she was a Grand Slam champion for the first time and soaring up the rankings. On Monday...
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August 22, 2018 - 9:00 am
Li Na, Goran Ivanisevic and Conchita Martinez are among eight Grand Slam title winners who are candidates for the International Tennis Hall of Fame's Class of 2019. China's Li could become the first player from Asia picked for the Hall. Jonas Bjorkman, Sergi Bruguera, Yevgeny Kafelnikov, Thomas...
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FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2014, file photo, Serena Williams holds the championship trophy after defeating Caroline Wozniacki in the championship match of the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament, in New York. Serena Williams was seeded No. 17 for the U.S. Open, higher than her current ranking of No. 26. The U.S. Tennis Association announced the seedings for the main draws of women’s and men’s singles on Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)
August 21, 2018 - 12:45 pm
Serena Williams got a bit of a boost in the seedings for the U.S. Open by being placed at No. 17, nine spots above her current ranking. The U.S. Tennis Association's decision, announced Tuesday along with all the other seeds for the main draws of women's and men's singles, means Williams avoids a...
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FILE - In this July 13, 2013, file photo, tennis great Martina Hingis, of Switzerland, laughs with Hall of Famer Rod Laver, of Australia, during her enshrinement into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, R.I. Hingis figures she wouldn't have needed any help from fans to earn her spot in the International Tennis Hall of Fame. Still, she likes the idea that folks around the world now will have a say in who gets elected. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
August 20, 2018 - 9:40 am
Martina Hingis figures she wouldn't have needed any help from fans to earn her spot in the International Tennis Hall of Fame. Still, she likes the idea that folks around the world now will have a say in who gets elected. "I would have hoped that people liked me and liked my game, liked my style, so...
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Kiki Bertens, of the Netherlands, celebrates after defeating Simona Halep, of Romania, during the finals at the Western & Southern Open tennis tournament, Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018, in Mason, Ohio. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
August 19, 2018 - 3:56 pm
MASON, Ohio (AP) — Kiki Bertens served a 109 mph ace , flipped her racket away, fell to her knees and raised both arms. Moments later, she covered her face for a joyous cry, wiping the tears away with her sweat-soaked blue wristband. One point away from another loss, she had pulled off her biggest...
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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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