Tennis

FILE - In this July 13, 2013, file photo, tennis great Martina Hingis, of Switzerland, laughs with Hall of Famer Rod Laver, of Australia, during her enshrinement into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, R.I. Hingis figures she wouldn't have needed any help from fans to earn her spot in the International Tennis Hall of Fame. Still, she likes the idea that folks around the world now will have a say in who gets elected. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
August 20, 2018 - 10:40 am
Martina Hingis figures she wouldn't have needed any help from fans to earn her spot in the International Tennis Hall of Fame. Still, she likes the idea that folks around the world now will have a say in who gets elected. "I would have hoped that people liked me and liked my game, liked my style, so...
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Kiki Bertens, of the Netherlands, celebrates after defeating Simona Halep, of Romania, during the finals at the Western & Southern Open tennis tournament, Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018, in Mason, Ohio. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
August 19, 2018 - 4:56 pm
MASON, Ohio (AP) — Kiki Bertens served a 109 mph ace , flipped her racket away, fell to her knees and raised both arms. Moments later, she covered her face for a joyous cry, wiping the tears away with her sweat-soaked blue wristband. One point away from another loss, she had pulled off her biggest...
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Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, celebrates after defeating Marin Cilic, of Croatia, in a semifinal match at the Western & Southern Open tennis tournament, Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018, in Mason, Ohio. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
August 18, 2018 - 8:33 pm
MASON, Ohio (AP) — Novak Djokovic is once again so close to the one title that eludes him. And the same nemesis is standing in his way, all over again. It's a moment in time: Djokovic vs. Federer for a title. Djokovic closed in on a Western & Southern Open title with his 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 victory...
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Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, returns Milos Raonic, of Canada, at the Western & Southern Open tennis tournament, Friday, Aug. 17, 2018, in Mason, Ohio. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
August 18, 2018 - 12:10 am
MASON, Ohio (AP) — Novak Djokovic destroyed a racket to get on track, and took another step toward the title that has eluded him. Roger Federer stayed on course to add to his record haul in Cincinnati. Enraged by his poor play at the outset, Djokovic slammed his racket on the court and rallied for...
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Madison Keys, of the United States, watches a return to Angelique Kerber, of Germany, at the Western & Southern Open tennis tournament Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, in Mason, Ohio. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
August 16, 2018 - 8:26 pm
MASON, Ohio (AP) — Madison Keys used her forehand to beat Angelique Kerber — one of her toughest matchups — and advance to the quarterfinals of the Western & Southern Open on Thursday night between bursts of rain that resulted in hours-long delays to start times. Keys had lost five straight...
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Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, returns to Adrian Mannarino, of France, in the second round at the Western & Southern Open tennis tournament, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, in Mason, Ohio. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
August 15, 2018 - 8:44 pm
MASON, Ohio (AP) — Novak Djokovic completed his comeback from elbow surgery by winning Wimbledon for the fourth time. He's inching closer to one of the few titles to elude him throughout his career. Djokovic overcame an upset stomach and a sluggish first set Wednesday, beating Adrian Mannarino 4-6...
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Roger Federer, of Switzerland, returns to Peter Gojowcyzk, of Germany, at the Western & Southern Open tennis tournament, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, in Mason, Ohio. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
August 15, 2018 - 12:30 am
MASON, Ohio (AP) — Roger Federer made a successful return to the Western & Southern Open on Tuesday. The day wasn't so great for Serena Williams. Federer advanced to the third round with a 6-4, 6-4 victory against Peter Gojowczyk, and Williams was eliminated by eighth-seeded Petra Kvitova in a...
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Serena Williams serves to Daria Gavrilova, of Australia, in the first round at the Western & Southern tennis Open, Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, in Mason, Ohio. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
August 13, 2018 - 11:39 pm
MASON, Ohio (AP) — Serena Williams bounced back from the most lopsided loss of her career, cruising past Daria Gavrilova 6-1, 6-2 at the Western & Southern Open on Monday. Williams, a 23-time Grand Slam winner who returned to the tour this year after the birth of her first child, needed just 65...
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Andy Murray, of Great Britain, chases down a return from Lucas Pouille, of France, in the first round at the Western & Southern Open, Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, in Mason, Ohio. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
August 13, 2018 - 3:59 pm
MASON, Ohio (AP) — Andy Murray lost to Lucas Pouille 6-1, 1-6, 6-4 in the first round of the Western & Southern Open on Monday, clearing another obstacle for Roger Federer in this U.S. Open tuneup. Top-seeded Rafael Nadal dropped out Sunday night to prepare for the U.S. Open after winning his...
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Rafael Nadal, of Spain, celebrates after defeating Stefanos Tsitsipas, of Greece, in the final of the Rogers Cup men's tennis tournament in Toronto, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
August 12, 2018 - 9:17 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Rafael Nadal won his 80th ATP World Tour title Sunday — and spoiled Stefanos Tsitsipas' 20th birthday. The top-ranked Nadal beat the unseeded Greek upstart 6-2, 7-6 (4) for his fourth Rogers Cup crown and fifth victory of the year. He has 33 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 titles. "If...
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