Tennis

Juan Martin del Potro, of Argentina, reacts after winning a point against Rafael Nadal, of Spain, during the semifinals of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
September 07, 2018 - 5:33 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 6:30 p.m. Juan Martin del Potro advanced to the U.S. Open final when Rafael Nadal retired after the second set with a right knee injury. Del Potro led 7-6 (3), 6-2 when the defending champion was forced to stop playing...
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Naomi Osaka, of Japan, reacts after holding serve against Madison Keys during the semifinals of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
September 06, 2018 - 9:28 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 10:25 p.m. Naomi Osaka of Japan made her first career Grand Slam final, beating 2017 U.S. Open runner-up Madison Keys 6-2, 6-4. The No. 20 seed will play six-time U.S. Open champion Serena Williams for the title...
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Serena Williams returns a shot to Anastasija Sevastova, of Latvia, during the semifinals of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
September 06, 2018 - 8:37 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Serena Williams was a bit shaky at the start of her U.S. Open semifinal. For all of six minutes. That's how long it took her to drop the opening two games. Williams spent the next hour playing flawlessly, particularly up at the net, grabbing 12 of 13 games to beat No. 19 seed...
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Naomi Osaka, of Japan, returns a shot to Lesia Tsurenko, of Ukraine, during the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
September 06, 2018 - 8:42 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Kei Nishikori looked around Arthur Ashe Stadium and noticed the crowd. With Nishikori playing immediately after Naomi Osaka on Wednesday, the U.S. Open became must-see viewing for Japanese tennis fans. "It's good to have, you know, home support outside of Japan," he said. "Yeah, it'...
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Madison Keys celebrates after defeating Carla Suarez Navarro, of Spain, in the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
September 05, 2018 - 8:27 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Madison Keys is into her third semifinal in the past five Grand Slam tournaments, including two in a row at the U.S. Open. She's still in search of major title No. 1. The 14th-seeded American used her big-strike game built on serves and forehands to overpower No. 30 Carla Suarez...
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A large billboard stands on top of a Nike store showing former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick at Union Square, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018, in San Francisco. An endorsement deal between Nike and Colin Kaepernick prompted a flood of debate Tuesday as sports fans reacted to the apparel giant backing an athlete known mainly for starting a wave of protests among NFL players of police brutality, racial inequality and other social issues. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
September 05, 2018 - 3:55 pm
Nike has unveiled its first "Just Do It" ad narrated by Colin Kaepernick, a spot scheduled to air during the NFL season opener on Thursday night as well as during the U.S. Open tennis tournament and other major sporting events. The two-minute spot released Wednesday highlights superstar athletes...
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September 05, 2018 - 10:35 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 11:30 a.m. It's another scorching hot day in New York and that means the extreme heat policy is back in effect for the third consecutive day at the U.S. Open. The policy allows a 10-minute break between the second and...
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Rafael Nadal, of Spain, celebrates after defeating Dominic Thiem, of Austria, during the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, early Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
September 05, 2018 - 1:59 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Rafael Nadal began his U.S. Open quarterfinal as poorly as possible, shut out in a set by a 6-0 score for only the fourth time in 282 career Grand Slam matches. On the previous three such occasions, he'd lost. On this one, he managed to come back to win, although it took 4 hours, 49...
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Serena Williams, of the United States, celebrates after defeating Karolina Pliskova, of the Czech Republic, during the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
September 04, 2018 - 9:35 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Serena Williams began her U.S. Open quarterfinal tentatively. Her shots lacked their usual sting, her attitude its usual conviction. She was facing the last player she lost to at Flushing Meadows. She kept looking up her coach, as if seeking solutions. After just 20 minutes Tuesday...
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John Isner, of the United States, returns a shot to Milos Raonic, of Canada, during the fourth round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
September 04, 2018 - 2:11 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — With his top singles player unavailable, U.S. captain Jim Courier brought doubles stalwart Mike Bryan out of Davis Cup retirement for the semifinals. Bryan was part of the lineup Courier selected Tuesday for the matches in Croatia from Sept. 14-16. John Isner, playing in the U.S...
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