Tennis

Spain's Rafael Nadal speaks during a press conference after pulling out of the Paris Masters tennis tournament in Paris, Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019, due to an injury. (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu)
November 02, 2019 - 3:13 pm
PARIS (AP) — Injury blighted Rafael Nadal again as he pulled out of his Paris Masters semifinal on Saturday, meaning top-ranked Novak Djokovic will go for his fifth title at the indoor tournament against Denis Shapovalov. Fans hopeful of seeing a 55th career matchup between Nadal and Djokovic in...
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Ashleigh Barty of Australia hits a backhand shot against Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic during the WTA Finals Tennis Tournament at the Shenzhen Bay Sports Center in Shenzhen, China's Guangdong province, Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
November 02, 2019 - 12:37 pm
SHENZHEN, China (AP) — Top-ranked Ash Barty advanced Saturday to the final of the WTA Finals where she faces defending champion Elina Svitolina, a player she has never beaten in five previous attempts. Barty, like Svitolina, dropped the opening set of her semifinal before beating second-ranked...
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Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates after defeating Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas in a quarterfinal match of the Paris Masters tennis tournament Friday, Nov. 1, 2019 in Paris. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
November 01, 2019 - 2:58 pm
PARIS (AP) — Top-ranked Novak Djokovic sped into the Paris Masters semifinals by demolishing seventh-seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-1, 6-2 on Friday. Djokovic, who lost to the Greek player three weeks ago in the Shanghai quarterfinals, did not concede a break point. It could have been an even quicker...
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Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic hits a backhand shot against Simona Halep of Romania in the WTA Finals Tennis Tournament at the Shenzhen Bay Sports Center in Shenzhen, China's Guangdong province, Friday, Nov. 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
November 01, 2019 - 11:06 am
SHENZHEN, China (AP) — Karolina Pliskova advanced to the semifinals of the WTA Finals for the third straight year, beating Simona Halep 6-0, 2-6, 6-4 Friday shortly after defending champion Elina Svitolina completed a near-perfect group stage. Pliskova benefited from a bit of luck on match point,...
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Ashleigh Barty of Australia hits a return shot against Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands during their WTA Finals Tennis Tournament in Shenzhen, China's Guangdong province, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
October 29, 2019 - 8:15 am
SHENZHEN, China (AP) — World No. 1 Ashleigh Barty was upset by late substitute Kiki Bertens 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 at the WTA Finals on Tuesday. Bertens arrived at the elite tournament as an alternate, and has suddenly jumped into title contention with the other seven players in the draw. She took the place...
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Belinda Bencic of Switzerland holds her trophy after victory over Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia in the final match of the Kremlin Cup tennis tournament in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
October 26, 2019 - 12:30 pm
SHENZHEN, China (AP) — Ashleigh Barty of Australia is ready to cap off the most successful season of her career with a first appearance in the year-end WTA Finals. Barty achieved a number of career firsts this season, winning a Grand Slam title at the French Open, earning the No. 1 ranking and...
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FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2019 file photo, Nick Kyrgios returns a ball to Roger Federer during their singles match at the Laver Cup tennis event, in Geneva, Switzerland. Australia captain Lleyton Hewitt says he has been willing to overlook Kyrgios' recent outbursts on the ATP Tour to select the talented but wayward star in his team for the revamped Davis Cup finals. Kyrgios is currently serving six months probation on the ATP tour after a meltdown at the Cincinnati tournament in August and calling the ATP "pretty corrupt" during this year's US Open. (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP, File)
October 22, 2019 - 12:04 pm
SYDNEY (AP) — Australia captain Lleyton Hewitt said he's willing to overlook Nick Kyrgios's recent outbursts on the ATP Tour, selecting the talented but wayward star for the revamped Davis Cup finals. Kyrgios is serving a six-month probation on the ATP Tour after a meltdown at the Cincinnati...
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Roger Federer of Switzerland waves to spectators as he leaves the court after he lost to Alexander Zverev of Germany in their men's singles quarterfinals match at the Shanghai Masters tennis tournament at Qizhong Forest Sports City Tennis Center in Shanghai, China, Friday, Oct. 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
October 14, 2019 - 3:32 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Roger Federer says he plans to play at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The Swiss great, a four-time Olympian, says "at the end of the day my heart decided I would love to play at the Olympic Games again." Federer made the announcement in Tokyo during at an exhibition event for his Japanese...
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October 13, 2019 - 7:51 am
SHANGHAI (AP) — Daniil Medvedev extended the form that made him the hottest player in men's tennis when he captured the Shanghai Masters title with a 6-4, 6-1 win over Alexander Zverev on Sunday. The third-seeded Medvedev picked up his third title in six consecutive finals played since the tour...
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Roger Federer of Switzerland waves to spectators as he leaves the court after he lost to Alexander Zverev of Germany in their men's singles quarterfinals match at the Shanghai Masters tennis tournament at Qizhong Forest Sports City Tennis Center in Shanghai, China, Friday, Oct. 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
October 11, 2019 - 10:05 am
SHANGHAI (AP) — Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic went from perfectly unbeatable to unbelievably beaten in the quarterfinals of the Shanghai Masters. Federer and Djokovic had been a combined 13-0 in Shanghai with a spot in the semifinals on the line, but both lost Friday. Federer saved five match...
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