Tennis

Roger Federer, of Switzerland, returns a shot to Yoshihito Nishioka, of Japan, during the first round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
August 28, 2018 - 11:55 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Roger Federer sent something of a shock wave through the tennis world with what he thought was an obvious joke after improving to 18-0 in first-round matches at the U.S. Open. "I'm happy I never stumbled at the first hurdle," Federer said during his on-court interview Tuesday night...
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Madison Keys returns a shot to Pauline Parmentier, of France, during the first round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
August 28, 2018 - 11:21 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 11:15 p.m. Madison Keys eased into the second round of the U.S. Open with a 6-4, 6-4 victory over 71st-ranked Pauline Parmentier of France. The 14th-seeded Keys was the runner-up to Sloane Stephens at Flushing Meadows...
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Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, puts an ice towel to his face during a changeover in his match against Marton Fucsovics, of Hungary, during the first round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
August 28, 2018 - 8:44 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — His cheeks red, hair matted with sweat, Novak Djokovic appeared to be in such distress as he trudged to a changeover on a steamy U.S. Open afternoon that someone suggested it would be a good idea to have a trash can at the ready, just in case he lost his lunch. Djokovic sat down and...
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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 28, 2018 - 12:15 am
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 - 11:29 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 - 9:36 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Some players, like top-ranked Simona Halep, freely acknowledge they don't deal well with the hustle-and-bustle of the U.S. Open and all it entails. Others, like 44th-ranked Kaia Kanepi, take to the Big Apple and its Grand Slam tournament. Put those two types at opposite ends of a...
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August 27, 2018 - 2:42 pm
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Tennis star Serena Williams has received support over her recent catsuit controversy from the unlikeliest of sources — the former Iranian president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Concerns were raised this week when the French Tennis Federation's president said that the full-length outfit...
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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 - 4:40 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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FILE - In thisThursday, May 31, 2018 file photo, United States' Serena Williams returns a shot against Australia's Ashleigh Barty during their second round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France. Serena Williams says her relationship with the French Open is fine despite the Grand Slam tournament’s plan to ban her skin-tight black catsuit. “When it comes to fashion, you don't want to be a repeat offender,” she said Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018 during her press conference before the U.S. Open. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File)
August 25, 2018 - 1:23 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Serena Williams isn't worried about a dress code at the French Open. Her skin-tight black catsuit won't be welcome, but Williams had already put it back in the closet. She no longer needs a full-length outfit for health reasons and won't be wearing it again at the U.S. Open. Besides...
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August 22, 2018 - 10:00 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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