Tennis

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 - 9:42 am
ZADAR, Croatia (AP) — Borna Coric pulled off a through-the-legs lob shot winner that drew bows from the crowd en route to giving Croatia a 1-0 lead over the United States in the Davis Cup semifinals Friday. Early in the third set of a 6-4, 7-6 (4), 6-3 victory over Steve Johnson, Coric ran down 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 - 1:38 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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Melbourne-based newspaper Herald Sun displays a controversial cartoon of Serena Williams that has been widely condemned as a racist depiction of the tennis great, in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018. The newspaper defended its cartoonist Mark Knight's depiction of Williams and is asserting the condemnation, which has come from all parts of the world, is driven by political correctness. (AP Photo)
September 12, 2018 - 1:24 pm
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A cartoon of Serena Williams that has been widely condemned as a racist depiction of the tennis great has been partially reprinted on the front page of the Melbourne-based newspaper that initially published it. The Herald Sun newspaper printed an edited portion of the...
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Chair umpire Carlos Ramos, left, talks with referee Brian Earley as Serena Williams talks with Donna Kelso 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/Andres Kudacki)
September 12, 2018 - 5:09 am
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — The chair umpire who penalized Serena Williams in the U.S. Open final has spoken publicly for the first time since the match, saying he is "fine." Ramos, who is from Portugal, spoke briefly to Portuguese newspaper Tribuna Expresso this week. "I'm fine, given the...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, file photo, 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, in New York. Some black women say Serena Williams’ experience at the U.S. Open final resonates with them. They say they are often forced to watch their tone and words in the workplace in ways that men and other women are not. Otherwise, they say, they risk being branded an "Angry Black Woman." (AP Photo/Adam Hunger, File)
September 10, 2018 - 11:26 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — When Serena Williams told the umpire at the U.S. Open final that he owed her an apology, that he had stolen something from her, and then she got penalized for her words, Breea Willingham could relate to her frustration and anger. Willingham isn't a tennis star, but she is a black...
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People walk by a huge screen showing US Open women's singles champion Naomi Osaka with her trophy, in Tokyo, Monday, Sept. 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
September 10, 2018 - 6:29 am
TOKYO (AP) — Naomi Osaka's halting Japanese, her manners — she bowed and apologized after beating Serena Williams in the U.S. Open final — and her simple charm have swelled national pride in Japan and eclipsed many questions about her mixed-race parentage in a famously insular country. Two days...
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US Open women's singles champion Naomi Osaka poses for photographers with her trophy at Top of the Rock Observation Deck at Rockefeller Center, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
September 10, 2018 - 3:22 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Naomi Osaka began the U.S. Open having never made it past the fourth round of a Grand Slam tournament and seeded 20th. She also arrived with big goals. "It would be really sad if I kept playing for years and my biggest goal was to get to the quarters of a Slam," she announced after...
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Juan Martin del Potro, of Argentina, reacts against Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, during the men's final of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
September 09, 2018 - 11:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Juan Martin del Potro stood with his hands on his knees, exhausted from taking the mightiest swings he could with his ferocious forehand. Novak Djokovic kept getting the ball back, so del Potro would take a bigger whack, trying to find some spot in the corner of the court that would...
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FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2018, file photo, Serena Williams walks on a practice court with her coach Patrick Mouratoglou during the third round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, in New York. Williams was fined a total of $17,000 for three code violations during her loss to Naomi Osaka in the U.S. Open final. On Sunday, a day after the match, the tournament referee's office docked Williams $10,000 for "verbal abuse" of chair umpire Carlos Ramos, $4,000 for being warned for coaching and $3,000 for breaking her racket. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger, File)
September 09, 2018 - 8:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 8:10 p.m. The WTA is calling for fair treatment of women's players and coaching to be allowed across tennis in the aftermath of the U.S. Open women's final. CEO Steve Simon says that all players should be treated the...
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Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, celebrates after defeating Juan Martin del Potro, of Argentina, in the men's final of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
September 09, 2018 - 8:07 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. Open final suddenly appeared to be slipping away from Novak Djokovic. He dropped three consecutive games. He was angered by a crowd roaring for his popular opponent, Juan Martin del Potro. He was, in short, out of sorts. And then came Sunday's pivotal game, a 20-minute, 22-...
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