Tennis

FILE - In this June 8, 2019, file photo, Australia's Ash Barty holds the trophy after winning the women's final match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris. Top-ranked Ash Barty will not defend her French Open title because of concerns over traveling during the COVID-19 pandemic. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)
September 07, 2020 - 8:34 pm
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Top-ranked Ash Barty will not defend her French Open title because of concerns over traveling during the COVID-19 pandemic. After skipping the U.S. Open, which is being contested in New York without crowds, Barty has also decided against traveling to Europe for an event...
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Dominic Thiem, of Austria, returns a shot to Felix Auger-Aliassime, of Canada, during the fourth round of the US Open tennis championships, Monday, Sept. 7, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
September 07, 2020 - 8:20 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Don’t tell Dominic Thiem the U.S. Open is diminished in any way just because it’s the first Grand Slam tournament since the 2004 French Open without at least one of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal or Novak Djokovic in the quarterfinals. “It doesn’t matter at all if the Big Three are...
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Daniil Medvedev, of Russia, reacts after winning a point against Frances Tiafoe, of the United States, during the fourth round of the US Open tennis championships, Monday, Sept. 7, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
September 07, 2020 - 8:12 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times EDT): 9:00 p.m. Third-seeded Daniil Medvedev is into the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open, where he finished as runner-up last year to champion Rafael Nadal. Medvedev was in control from the outset of a 6-4, 6-1, 6-0 victory...
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FILE - In this June 10, 2018 file photo, the crowd watch Austria's Dominic Thiem serving to Spain's Rafael Nadal during the men's final match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium,in Paris. Spectators will be allowed at the French Open later this month despite the growing number of coronavirus cases in the country, organizers said on Monday as they unveiled the health protocols for the clay-court Grand Slam tournament. The event will take place at Roland Garros stadium in western Paris from Sept. 27 after being postponed from its May date due to the pandemic. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)
September 07, 2020 - 11:36 am
PARIS (AP) — Spectators will be allowed at the French Open this month despite the growing number of coronavirus cases in the country, organizers said on Monday. Organizers unveiled the health protocols for the clay-court grand slam, which will take place at Roland Garros in western Paris from Sept...
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Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, checks a linesman after hitting her with a ball in reaction to losing a point to Pablo Carreno Busta, of Spain, during the fourth round of the US Open tennis championships, Sunday, Sept. 6, 2020, in New York. Djokovic defaulted the match. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
September 06, 2020 - 7:32 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Novak Djokovic was kicked out of the U.S. Open for accidentally hitting a line judge in the throat with a tennis ball after dropping a game in his fourth-round match Sunday, a stunning end to his 29-match winning streak and bid for an 18th Grand Slam title. As he walked to the...
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FILE - In this April 7, 2012, file photo, members of the original nine women, from left to right, Billie Jean King, Peaches Bartkowicz, Kristy Pigeon, Valerie Ziegenfuss, Judy Tegart Dalton, Julie Heldman, Kerry Melville Reid, Nancy Richey and Rosie Casals, who helped start the women's professional tennis tour are honored at the Family Circle Cup tennis tournament in Charleston, S.C. The nine signed a dollar contract 50 years ago, and it turned into millions for female tennis players. They were tired of being squeezed out of events by promoters and paid 10 times less than men. (AP Photo/Mic Smith, File)
September 06, 2020 - 6:51 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Serena Williams could send a thank-you note to Billie Jean King and eight other players who signed $1 contracts to launch a new women's pro tennis circuit 50 years ago. The bold move by King and her peers, known as the “Original 9,” led to the lucrative prize funds and multimillion-...
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Yulia Putintseva, of Kazakhstan, reacts during a match against Petra Martic, of Croatia, during the fourth round of the US Open tennis championships, Sunday, Sept. 6, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
September 06, 2020 - 2:11 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 3:05 p.m. Yulia Putintseva threw her racket to the ground after dropping the second set, a moment of frustration that became her turning point. The 35th-ranked player recovered for a 6-3, 2-6, 6-4 victory over No. 8...
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Serena Williams, of the United States, reacts during a match against Sloane Stephens, of the United States, during the third round of the US Open tennis championships, Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
September 05, 2020 - 10:20 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — In danger of her earliest exit at the U.S. Open since her debut 22 years ago, Serena Williams turned things around and took over against Sloane Stephens. Williams emerged from the third-round matchup between two Americans who are past champions at Flushing Meadows — she’s won six of...
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Serena Williams, of the United States, serves to Sloane Stephens, of the United States, during the third round of the US Open tennis championships, Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
September 05, 2020 - 2:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times EDT): 3:40 p.m. Serena Williams and Sloane Stephens are heading to a third set in their third-round showdown at the U.S. Open. Stephens took the first set 6-2, and Williams grabbed the second by the same score. Williams has...
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Naomi Osaka, of Japan, walks off the court after winning a match against Marta Kostyuk, of the Ukraine, during the third round of the US Open tennis championships, Friday, Sept. 4, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
September 05, 2020 - 12:29 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Naomi Osaka spiked her racket after one errant forehand late in the second set at the U.S. Open, then flung it the length of the baseline after a missed backhand return ceded that tiebreaker. Sometimes, that’s the sort of reaction it takes to right things for Osaka. And, perhaps...
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