Tennis

Serena Williams, of the United States, has her ankle taped by a trainer during a medical timeout during a semifinal match of the US Open tennis championships against Victoria Azarenka, of Belarus, Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
September 12, 2020 - 1:04 pm
ROME (AP) — Four-time champion Serena Williams withdrew from the upcoming Italian Open citing the Achilles issue that bothered her in a loss to Victoria Azarenka in the U.S. Open semifinals, organizers at the Foro Italico announced on Saturday. Williams took a medical timeout for a tape job on her...
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Alexander Zverev, of Germany, reacts after defeating Pablo Carreno Busta, of Spain, during a men's semifinal match of the US Open tennis championships, Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
September 11, 2020 - 10:32 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — For two full sets, Alexander Zverev was confused and listless, his body language as poor as his winner-to-error ratio against Pablo Carreño Busta in the U.S. Open semifinals Friday. Zverev double-faulted and smacked his left high. He put a backhand into the net to cede the opening...
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Alexander Zverev, of Germany, reacts during a match against Borna Coric, of Croatia, during the quarterfinals of the US Open tennis championships, Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
September 11, 2020 - 3:30 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times EDT): ___ 4:20 p.m. Alexander Zverev and Pablo Carreno Busta are first up in the U.S. Open men's semifinals, with the winner earning a spot in his first Grand Slam final. Daniil Medvedev, the 2019 runner-up, and No. 2 seed...
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Serena Williams, of the United States, reacts during a semifinal match of the US Open tennis championships against Victoria Azarenka, of Belarus, Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
September 11, 2020 - 12:14 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Serena Williams already was struggling to keep up in a fast-paced U.S. Open semifinal when she stopped behind the baseline after a third-set point and leaned over. She held that pose for a bit, then clutched at her lower left leg and asked for a trainer. While Williams took a...
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Victoria Azarenka, of Belarus, returns a shot to Serena Williams, of the United States, during a semifinal match of the US Open tennis championships, Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
September 10, 2020 - 10:49 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): ___ 11:50 p.m. Victoria Azarenka ended Serena Williams’ latest bid for a record-tying 24th Grand Slam singles title, rallying for a 1-6, 6-3, 6-3 victory in the U.S. Open semifinals. Azarenka, a two-time Grand Slam...
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Nelly Korda watches her tee shot on the 17th hole during the first round of the LPGA's ANA Inspiration golf tournament at Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, Calif., Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
September 10, 2020 - 9:33 pm
RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) — Nelly Korda has had Grand Slam events on her mind for the last two weeks, not just her own, and she made it through the first round Thursday of the ANA Inspiration with just the start she wanted. With heat-baked greens so firm she couldn't find pitch marks, Korda hit...
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Serena Williams, of the United States, reacts during a match against Tsvetana Pironkova, of Bulgaria, during the quarterfinals of the US Open tennis championships, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
September 09, 2020 - 10:12 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — They were just two particular points from Serena Williams’ latest three-set comeback at the U.S. Open, yet they were pivotal and consisted of the sorts of lengthy exchanges filled with athleticism and brilliance that in any other, non-pandemic year would be marked by thousands of...
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Daniil Medvedev, of Russia, serves to Andrey Rublev, of Russia, during the quarterfinals of the US Open tennis championships, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
September 09, 2020 - 4:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 5:35 p.m. Daniil Medvedev, the 2019 U.S. Open runner-up, is back in the semifinals at Flushing Meadows for the second year in a row. The third-seeded Medvedev beat long-time pal Andrey Rublev 7-6 (6), 6-3, 7-6 (5) in...
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Alexander Zverev, of Germany, reacts during a match against Borna Coric, of Croatia, 147during the quarterfinals of the US Open tennis championships, Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
September 09, 2020 - 12:29 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The disqualification of Novak Djokovic from the U.S. Open, and the absences of Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer, presented quite an opportunity to Alexander Zverev and the other men left in the tournament — all in their 20s, all seeking a first Grand Slam title. Who would falter? Who...
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Serena Williams, of the United States, reacts after defeating Maria Sakkari, of Greece, during the quarterfinals of the US Open tennis championships, Monday, Sept. 7, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
September 07, 2020 - 10:04 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Her breathing loud enough to hear in an empty Arthur Ashe Stadium, her third-set deficit a point from growing to 3-1 against someone who beat her less than two weeks earlier, Serena Williams scrambled to extend a 13-stroke exchange until her opponent netted a forehand. “Keep...
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