Tennis

Andy Murray, of Britain, returns a shot against Richard Gasquet, of France, during first-round play at the Western & Southern Open tennis tournament Monday, Aug. 12, 2019, in Mason, Ohio. (AP Photo/Gary Landers)
August 12, 2019 - 9:30 pm
MASON, Ohio (AP) — Andy Murray moved well in his first singles match since January, but not well enough to move on — even to the U.S. Open. Using a bottomless arsenal of drop shots, Richard Gasquet snapped a five-match losing streak against Murray with a 6-4, 6-4 win in the first round of the...
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Bianca Andreescu, of Canada, celebrates after defeating Sofia Kenin, of the United States, during the Rogers Cup women’s tennis tournament Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019, in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
August 10, 2019 - 9:15 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Teenager Bianca Andreescu advanced to the Rogers Cup title match with a 6-4, 7-6 (5) victory over Sofia Kenin on Saturday, becoming the first Canadian in 50 years to make the women's final. The 19-year-old Andreescu, from nearby Mississauga, will face Serena Williams on Sunday. "The...
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Karen Khachanov, right, of Russia congratulates compatriot Daniil Medvedev for the latter's victory during the Rogers Cup men’s tennis tournament semifinals Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019, in Montreal. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP)
August 10, 2019 - 9:10 pm
MONTREAL (AP) — Top-seeded defending champion Rafael Nadal of Spain advanced to the Rogers Cup final Saturday night when Gael Monfils of France withdrew before their semifinal. Nadal will face eighth-seeded Daniil Medvedev, a 6-1, 7-6 (6) winner over sixth-seeded Karen Khachanov in the all-Russian...
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Serena Williams, right, of the United States, smiles as she shakes hands with Naomi Osaka, of Japan, after defeating her in two sets during quarterfinal Rogers Cup tennis tournament action in Toronto, Friday, Aug. 9, 2019. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
August 10, 2019 - 10:27 am
TORONTO (AP) — Serena Williams advanced to the Rogers Cup semifinals, beating soon-to-be-top-ranked Naomi Osaka of Japan 6-3, 6-4 Friday night in a rematch of their U.S. Open final. Williams faced Osaka for the first time since losing to her in a contentious 2018 U.S. Open final. The 37-year-old...
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Serena Williams, of the United States, returns the ball to Ekaterina Alexandrova, of Russia, during the Rogers Cup women’s tennis tournament Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019, in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
August 08, 2019 - 10:55 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Serena Williams won for the second straight night at the Rogers Cup, beating Russia's Ekaterina Alexandrova 7-5, 6-4 on Thursday to reach the quarterfinals. Playing her first event since losing the Wimbledon final, Williams opened with a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Elise Mertens of Belgium...
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Rafael Nadal, of Spain, serves to Guido Pella, of Argentina, during the Rogers Cup men’s tennis tournament Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019, in Montreal. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP)
August 08, 2019 - 10:29 pm
MONTREAL (AP) — Top-seeded defending champion Rafael Nadal advanced to the Rogers Cup quarterfinals, beating Argentina's Guido Pella 6-3, 6-4 in the wind Thursday night. "A tough day in terms of wind. But we are used to playing like this," Nadal said. "When we play on outdoor courts, that's part of...
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Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates his victory over Daniel Evans of Great Britain during second round of play at the Rogers Cup tennis tournament Wednesday August 7, 2019 in Montreal. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP)
August 07, 2019 - 9:47 pm
MONTREAL (AP) — Top-seeded Rafael Nadal opened his Rogers Cup title defense Wednesday, beating England's Daniel Evans 7-6 (6), 6-4 in a second-round match delayed by rain three times. After rain delays of six and 30 minutes, Nadal fought off two set points in the first-set tiebreaker. Play was...
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Jessica Pegula returns the ball during a semifinal match against Anna Kalinskaya, of Russia, at the Citi Open tennis tournament, Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
August 04, 2019 - 3:22 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Jessica Pegula won the first WTA title of her career with a 6-2, 6-2 victory over Camila Giorgi at the Citi Open on Sunday. Pegula is a 25-year-old American ranked 79th. Her parents own the NFL's Buffalo Bills and NHL's Buffalo Sabres. She had a 4-8 record and hadn't reached the...
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Cori "Coco" Gauff, right, slaps hands with Catherine McNally, left, during a doubles match against Anna Kalinskaya, of Russia, and Miyu Kato, of Japan, in the Citi Open tennis tournament Friday, Aug. 2, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
August 03, 2019 - 1:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Coco Gauff reached the Citi Open women's doubles final Friday with fellow teenager Caty McNally, who also is into the singles semifinals in her first appearance in the main draw of a WTA tournament. Gauff and McNally routed the third-seeded team of Russian Anna Kalinskaya and Miyu...
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August 02, 2019 - 12:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Teenage qualifier Caty McNally has reached the quarterfinals of the Citi Open. The 17-year-old beat fellow American Christina McHale 6-3, 1-6, 6-3 on Thursday. McNally hadn't won a main draw WTA match until this week. The women's field has opened up after top-seeded Sloane...
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