Tennis

Serena Williams argues with the chair umpire during a match against Naomi Osaka, of Japan, during the women's finals of the U.S. Open tennis tournament at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP)
September 09, 2018 - 12:24 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Serena 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...
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Chair umpire Carlos Ramos, second from left, is lead off the court by referee Brian Earley after Naomi Osaka, of Japan, defeated Serena Williams in the women's final of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
September 09, 2018 - 6:38 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 11:15 p.m. Billie Jean King says there's a double standard in tennis when it comes to rules applied to women compared to men. Serena Williams was penalized a game for calling the chair umpire a thief during an extended...
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Serena Williams 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/Julio Cortez)
September 08, 2018 - 11:14 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Serena Williams thought she was treated more harshly by the chair umpire in the U.S. Open final than a man would have been. Williams was cited by official Carlos Ramos for three code violations during her 6-2, 6-4 loss to Naomi Osaka on Saturday: for getting coaching signals; for...
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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 - 10:48 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 - 10:12 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 - 4:27 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, reacts after Rafael Nadal, of Spain, retired from a match during the semifinals of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
September 08, 2018 - 3:17 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — It was in 2015, the year of his fourth wrist operation, that Juan Martin del Potro was pretty sure he'd had enough. Enough of the risks of surgery. Enough of working his way back only to get injured yet again. Enough, really, of tennis. By then, so much time had passed since his...
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Serena Williams smiles after defeating Anastasija Sevastova, of Latvia, during the semifinals of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
September 08, 2018 - 11:04 am
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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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 - 10:39 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 - 7:44 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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