Tennis

Switzerland's Roger Federer, left, and Belinda Bencic touch hands after winning a point during their mixed doubles match in the final against Alexander Zverev and Angelique Kerber of Germany at the Hopman Cup in Perth, Australia, Saturday Jan. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Trevor Collens)
January 05, 2019 - 8:55 am
PERTH, Australia (AP) — Roger Federer won the Hopman Cup for a record third time after defending champion Switzerland beat Germany 2-1 on Saturday. Switzerland took its fourth Hopman Cup title overall when Federer and Belinda Bencic beat Alexander Zverev and Angelique Kerber 4-0, 1-4, 4-3 (4) in...
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Naomi Osaka of Japan talks to her coach Sascha Bajin, left, during her semifinal match against Lesia Tsurenko of Ukraine at the Brisbane International tennis tournament in Brisbane, Australia, Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Tertius Pickard)
January 05, 2019 - 6:41 am
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — She's ranked No. 5 in the world, will enter the season-opening major as a reigning Grand Slam champion, and is trying not to sulk. A lot has happened for Naomi Osaka since she beat Serena Williams in the U.S. Open final last September, and she's still coming to terms with...
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Naomi Osaka of Japan talks to her coach Sascha Bajin, left, during her quarterfinal match against Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia at the Brisbane International tennis tournament in Brisbane, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Tertius Pickard)
January 03, 2019 - 8:59 am
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Naomi Osaka called in her coach for advice on how to swing momentum after losing the first set to Anastasija Sevastova, and it did the trick. The U.S. Open champion responded by conceding only five points in the next set on her way to a 3-6, 6-0, 6-4 win Thursday that...
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Switzerland's Roger Federer plays a shot during his match against Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece at the Hopman Cup in Perth, Australia, Thursday Jan. 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Trevor Collens)
January 03, 2019 - 8:56 am
PERTH, Australia (AP) — Roger Federer relied on his trusted serve to beat Stefanos Tsitsipas 7-6 (5), 7-6 (4) Thursday and give defending champion Switzerland a spot in the Hopman Cup final. The victory assured Switzerland's advancement, but Greece claimed a consolation 2-1 victory when Maria...
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Raphael Nadal of Spain during a training session at the Brisbane International tennis tournament in Brisbane, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Tertius Pickard)
January 02, 2019 - 4:55 am
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Rafael Nadal withdrew from the Brisbane International with a strained left thigh on the eve of his first scheduled competitive match of the season. The second-ranked Nadal had a bye in the first round and arrived in Australia after withdrawing from an exhibition...
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Roger Federer of Switzerland returns the ball to Serena Williams of the United states during their mixed doubles match at the Hopman Cup in Perth, Australia, Tuesday, 1, Jan. 2019. (AP Photo/Trevor Collens)
January 01, 2019 - 10:57 am
PERTH, Australia (AP) — Roger Federer won the bragging rights over fellow tennis great Serena Williams as they faced each other on court for the first time on Tuesday, with Federer spearheading Switzerland's 4-2, 4-3 (3) victory over the United States in a mixed doubles decider at the Hopman Cup. "...
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Andy Murray of Britain plays a shot during his match against James Duckworth of Australia at the Brisbane International tennis tournament in Brisbane, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Tertius Pickard)
January 01, 2019 - 4:47 am
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Andy Murray doesn't know how long his latest comeback can last, so he's planning on making the most of it. The 31-year-old Murray returned to competitive tennis for the first time since September and gradually warmed into it, taking the last four games in a 6-3, 6-4 win...
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Rafael Nadal of Spain talks to journalists on the opening day of the Mubadala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
December 27, 2018 - 5:22 am
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Rafael Nadal is confident he can be fit for the Australian Open as he chases an 18th Grand Slam title. A right knee injury forced Nadal to retire from his U.S. Open semifinal in early September — his last competitive match — and the 32-year-old Spaniard had...
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FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2018, file photo, Serena Williams celebrates after defeating Anastasija Sevastova, of Latvia, during the semifinals of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, in New York. Serena Williams was named The Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year on Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
December 26, 2018 - 11:08 am
Serena Williams has been voted The Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year for the fifth time. Williams reached the finals at Wimbledon and the U.S. Open after a remarkable return to tennis. That followed four surgeries she needed after developing blood clots following the birth of her daughter...
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December 21, 2018 - 9:32 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Australian Open in January will play a 10-point tiebreaker in deciding sets, joining Wimbledon and the U.S. Open in using tiebreakers to avoid long matches. The tournament said Friday that the decision, reported widely a month ago but denied by Australian Open...
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