Women's tennis

Serbia's Novak Djokovic wipes his face during his match with Germany's Dominik Koepfer during their quarterfinals at the Italian Open tennis tournament, in Rome, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020. (Alfredo Falcone/LaPresse via AP)
September 19, 2020 - 11:36 am
ROME (AP) — Less than two weeks after getting defaulted from the U.S. Open, Novak Djokovic lost his cool again midway through a 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 win over German qualifier Dominik Koepfer in the Italian Open quarterfinals Saturday. When Djokovic was broken at love to even the second set at 3-3, he...
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Serbia's Novak Djokovic returns the ball to Serbia's Filip Krajnovic during their Italian Open tennis tournament match, in Rome, Friday, Sept. 18, 2020. (Alfredo Falcone/LaPresse via AP)
September 18, 2020 - 11:37 am
ROME (AP) — Novak Djokovic was being pushed so hard in the first set by Filip Krajinovic that he urgently needed somewhere to sit down and catch his breath. Since it was 5-5 and not time for a changeover, he plopped down on one of the new boxes installed behind the court for players’ towels — which...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Thursday, Oct. 30, 2003, U.S. Fed Cup members from left, Martina Navrartilova, Lisa Raymond, Meghann Shaughnessy, Alexandra Stevenson and Fed Cup Captain Billie Jean King, accept a replica of the Betsy Ross Flag at the Advanta Championships, in VIllanova, USA. The Fed Cup is changing its name to honour tennis great Billie Jean King, becoming The Billie Jean King Cup, the first major global team competition to be named after a woman, it is announced Thursday Sept. 17, 2020.(AP Photo/Miles Kennedy, FILE)
September 17, 2020 - 7:17 am
The Fed Cup is changing its name to honor tennis great Billie Jean King, the woman whose lifelong battle for equality and social justice laid the foundation for generations that followed. The Billie Jean King Cup will become the first major global team competition to be named after a woman, the...
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Serbia's Novak Djokovic reacts during his match against Italy's Salvatore Caruso, at the Italian Open tennis tournament in Rome, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020. (Alfredo Falcone/LaPresse via AP)
September 16, 2020 - 2:22 pm
ROME (AP) — Novak Djokovic behaved better Wednesday in his first match since being defaulted from the U.S. Open. The top-ranked Serb was mostly courteous with the chair umpire and had no interaction with the line judges during a 6-3, 6-2 win over local wild-card entry Salvatore Caruso in his...
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Naomi Osaka, of Japan, holds up the championship trophy after defeating Victoria Azarenka, of Belarus, in the women's singles final of the US Open tennis championships, Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
September 12, 2020 - 7:08 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — After one errant forehand in the first set of the U.S. Open final, Naomi Osaka looked at her coach in the mostly empty Arthur Ashe Stadium stands with palms up, as if to say, “What the heck is happening?” In response to another wayward forehand against Victoria Azarenka seconds...
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Naomi Osaka, of Japan, returns a shot to Victoria Azarenka, of Belarus, during the women's singles final of the US Open tennis championships, Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
September 12, 2020 - 4:29 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): ___ 5:25 p.m. Naomi Osaka has forced a third set in the U.S. Open women's singles final against Victoria Azarenka. Azarenka easily won the first set 6-1, but the 2018 champion steadied herself in the second and won...
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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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