Tennis

Rafael Nadal, of Spain, celebrates after defeating Matteo Berrettini, of Italy, in the men's singles semifinals of the U.S. Open tennis championships Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez)
September 06, 2019 - 9:24 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Rafael Nadal found himself trailing in a tight first set against a bigger, younger opponent who was finding ways to cause trouble in their U.S. Open semifinal. Never one to panic, never liable to have a letdown, Nadal hung tough, waited for 24th-seeded Matteo Berrettini to wilt ever...
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Rafael Nadal, of Spain, returns a shot to Matteo Berrettini, of Italy, during the men's singles semifinals of the U.S. Open tennis championships Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Sarah Stier)
September 06, 2019 - 8:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 9:35 p.m. Rafael Nadal is getting closer to an opportunity to play for a 19th Grand Slam title. Nadal leads No. 24 seed Matteo Berrettini 7-6 (6), 6-4 in the U.S. Open semifinals. The No. 2 seed is trying to win a...
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Serena Williams, of the United States, serves to Elina Svitolina, of Ukraine, during the semifinals of the U.S. Open tennis championships Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
September 05, 2019 - 7:33 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Serena Williams used a strong performance to return to the U.S. Open final and give herself another shot at winning a record-equaling 24th Grand Slam title. Williams got past a slightly shaky start and quickly took control for a 6-3, 6-1 victory over No. 5-seeded Elina Svitolina of...
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Victoria Azarenka, of Belarus, right, and Ashleigh Barty, of Australia, celebrate after defeating Viktoria Kuzmova, of Slovakia and Aliaksandra Sasnovich, of Belarus, in a semifinal match of the U.S. Open tennis championships Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
September 05, 2019 - 6:52 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 7:45 p.m. Ash Barty is a win away from a second straight U.S. Open women's doubles title. Barty and Victoria Azarenka routed Viktoria Kuzmova and Aliaksandra Sasnovich 6-0, 6-1 in a semifinal match that lasted just 56...
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Bianca Andreescu, of Canada, reacts after defeating Elise Mertens, of Belgium, during the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open tennis tournament Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
September 04, 2019 - 8:34 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 9:30 p.m. Bianca Andreescu became the first teenager to reach the U.S. Open semifinals in a decade, beating Elise Mertens 3-6, 6-2, 6-3. The No. 15 seed dropped a set for the first time in the tournament, but recovered...
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Matteo Berrettini, of Italy, reacts after winning the fifth set tie break for victory against Gael Monfils, of France, during the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open tennis championships Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
September 04, 2019 - 6:46 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Matteo Berrettini describes his mental coach as a big help and a best friend. They've been speaking on the phone before and after every match during Berrettini's run to his first Grand Slam semifinal. They'll have a lot to chat about when it comes to this latest victory. Berrettini...
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Roger Federer, of Switzerland, thanks the crowd after a loss to Grigor Dimitrov, of Bulgaria, during the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open tennis championships Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019, in New York. Dimitrov won 3-6, 6-4, 6-3, 6-4, 6-2. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
September 03, 2019 - 11:29 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Betrayed by his 38-year-old body, and his forehand, Roger Federer is done at the U.S. Open. Federer's upper back and neck gave him trouble, he kept missing makeable shots and he kept giving away the lead against a guy he'd never lost to. It all added up to getting beaten 3-6, 6-4, 3...
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Rafael Nadal, of Spain, returns a shot to Marin Cilic, of Croatia, during the fourth round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Monday, Sept. 2, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
September 03, 2019 - 11:11 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A quick look at the U.S. Open: LOOKAHEAD TO WEDNESDAY Rafael Nadal could make a 33rd career Grand Slam semifinal and three women have a chance at their first. Nadal faces No. 20 Diego Schwartzman in one men's quarterfinal and No. 13 Gael Monfils plays 24th-seeded Matteo Berrettini...
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Serena Williams, of the United States, clenches her fist after defeating Qiang Wang, of China, during the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open tennis tournament Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019, in New York. Williams won 6-1, 6-0. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
September 03, 2019 - 11:08 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The numbers associated with Serena Williams' U.S. Open quarterfinal victory over Wang Qiang were so stark, they bear reading more than once. Winners: 25-0. Points: 50-15. Minutes: 44. Score: 6-1, 6-0. This is the portion of the tournament that is supposed to be where winning a Grand...
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Roger Federer, of Switzerland, returns to Grigor Dimitrov, of Bulgaria, during the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open tennis tournament Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
September 03, 2019 - 10:20 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 11:15 p.m. Roger Federer and Grigor Dimitrov are headed to a fifth set in their U.S. Open quarterfinal. Federer won the first and third sets. Dimitrov took the second and fourth. They have been playing more than 2½...
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