Tennis

Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, returns a shot to Jan-Lennard Struff, of Germany, during the third round of the U.S. Open tennis championships, Friday, Sept. 4, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
September 04, 2020 - 8:18 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 9:00 p.m. Top-seeded Novak Djokovic stayed perfect for 2020 and advanced to the fourth round of the U.S. Open with a straight-sets win. He beat Germany's Jan-Lennard Struff 6-3, 6-3, 6-1 in an hour and 43 minutes,...
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Serena Williams, of the United States, returns a shot to Margarita Gasparyan, of Russia, during the third round of the U.S. Open tennis championships, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
September 03, 2020 - 9:35 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Yes, Serena Williams won in straight sets again. And yes, she moved into an all-American showdown at the U.S. Open against Sloane Stephens. Still, this victory did not quite go according to plan. Her serve only so-so at times, her footwork a bit off, Williams got by and got through...
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Serena Williams, of the United States, follows through on a shot to Margarita Gasparyan, of Russia, during the third round of the U.S. Open tennis championships, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
September 03, 2020 - 8:17 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times EDT): 9:10 p.m. Serena Williams' drive for her 24th major championship continued with a 6-2, 6-4 win over Margarita Gasparyan to advance to the third round of the U.S. Open. Williams improved her career record to 20-0 in the...
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Karolina Pliskova, of the Czech Republic, returns a shot to Caroline Garcia, of France, during the second round of the US Open tennis championships, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
September 02, 2020 - 5:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 6:40 p.m. Unseeded Americans Ann Li and Shelby Rogers have pulled off upset victories in the second round of the U.S. Open. Li beat No. 13-seeded Alison Riske in a matchup between Pennsylvanians, 6-0, 6-3. Li, who is...
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Kim Clijsters, of Belgium, taps racquets with Ekaterina Alexandrova, of Russia, after loosing her match during the first round of the U.S. Open tennis championships, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
September 01, 2020 - 11:54 pm
Mounting a comeback at the U.S. Open, Kim Clijsters fell victim to one. The three-time champion powered her way to an early lead but couldn't hold it, and Russian Ekaterina Alexandrova rallied Tuesday night for a first-round victory, 3-6, 7-5, 6-1. It was Clijsters' first match at a Grand Slam...
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Andy Murray, of Great Britain, reacts after defeating Yoshihito Nishioka, of Japan, during the first round of the US Open tennis championships, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
September 01, 2020 - 11:04 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — This is was the sort of match Andy Murray came back for, the sort of competition and comeback he always lived for, the reason he went through two hip operations and all the hard work that followed. And it was the type of vintage Murray performance — undaunted by a deficit, adjusting...
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Venus Williams, of the United States, serves to Karolina Muchova, of the Czech Republic, during the first round of the U.S. Open tennis championships, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020, in New York.(AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
September 01, 2020 - 8:17 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): ___ 9:15 p.m. Venus Williams has lost in the opening round at the U.S. Open for the first time in her long career. Williams had been 21-0 previously, but she was beaten by No. 20-seeded Karolina Muchova 6-3, 7-5 on...
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A member of the USTA crew watches a match during the first round of the US Open tennis championships, Monday, Aug. 31, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
August 31, 2020 - 11:07 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — For all of the obvious concessions to the coronavirus at the no-fans-allowed U.S. Open — near-empty arenas; silence pierced by the occasional clap, sneaker squeak or roaring jet; a lack of line judges — the aftereffects of one player's positive test caused the biggest stir on Day 1...
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Naomi Osaka, of Japan, serves to Misaki Doi, of Japan, during the first round of the US Open tennis championships, Monday, Aug. 31, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
August 31, 2020 - 10:34 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 11:25 p.m. Two-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka is headed to a third set against Misaki Doi in the first round of the U.S. Open. Osaka took the first set in Arthur Ashe Stadium by a 6-2 score, but Doi evened things...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020 file photo, France's Benoit Paire makes a backhand return to Croatia's Marin Cilic during their second round singles match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia. Paire has tested positive for the coronavirus and was removed from the U.S. Open field, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
August 30, 2020 - 2:20 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — French tennis player Benoit Paire tested positive for the coronavirus and was removed from the U.S. Open field, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press on Sunday. Paire is the first player to test positive ahead of the Grand Slam tournament, which begins...
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