Tennis

Serena Williams, left, meets her sister Venus Williams after their match during the third round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Friday, Aug. 31, 2018, in New York. Serena Williams won 6-1, 6-2. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
September 01, 2018 - 2:04 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Serena Williams kept booming big shots for winners, never allowing herself to feel sorry for the overmatched player on the other side. So what if it happened to be her big sister? The Williams sisters, long ago in careers that have spanned 20 years and 30 meetings as professionals,...
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Juan Martin del Potro, of Argentina, watches a return to Fernando Verdasco, of Spain, during the third round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament Friday, Aug. 31, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
September 01, 2018 - 12:46 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 12:35 a.m. Juan Martin del Potro is through to the fourth round at the U.S. Open. The 2009 champion beat No. 31 seed Fernando Verdasco 7-5, 7-6 (6), 6-3 in the final match of the night. Next up for del Potro, the No. 3...
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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 - 8:51 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 - 2:24 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, wipes his face during a match 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 31, 2018 - 10:39 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The chair umpire who climbed out of his seat to talk with Nick Kyrgios during a second-round match will continue to officiate during the U.S. Open. A "comprehensive review conducted by a number of tournament officials" determined that chair umpire Mohamed Lahyani's mid-match chat...
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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 - 10:57 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 - 9:36 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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Garbine Muguruza, of Spain, hits a return to Karolina Muchova, of the Czech Republic, during the second round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
August 30, 2018 - 1:50 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 1:10 a.m. Two-time major champion Garbine Muguruza let a lead slip away and was stunned in the second round of the U.S. Open by 202nd-ranked Czech qualifier Karolina Muchova 3-6, 6-4, 6-4. The 12th-seeded Muguruza was...
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Serena Williams returns a serve by 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 - 11:52 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 - 8:42 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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