Tennis


  • Tennis Roundup: Defending champ Dzumhur into St. Petersburg quarterfinals ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — St. Petersburg Open defending champion Damir Dzumhur reached the quarterfinals by beating Guido Pella 6-4, 6-4 on Thursday. Dzumhur landed 70 percent of his first serves on his way to a win which set up a quarterfinal with Stan Wawrinka. Also, 19-year-old Canadian Denis Shapovalov defeated Italian player Matteo Berrettini 7-6 (6), ...
  • Tennis Roundup: US Open champion Osaka dominant on return to action in Japan TOKYO (AP) — Naomi Osaka’s homecoming couldn’t have gone much better. Playing in her first tournament since winning the U.S. Open, third-seeded Osaka impressed her Japanese fans Wednesday with a powerful 6-2, 6-1 win over Dominika Cibulkova to reach the quarterfinals of the Pan Pacific Open. Osaka was in control of the second-round match from the outset, ...
  • Tennis Roundup: Wawrinka beats Bedene at St. Petersburg Open ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Stan Wawrinka advanced to the second round of the St. Petersburg Open by beating Aljaz Bedene 7-5, 7-6 (5) Monday. Bedene served for the first set at 5-4 but Wawrinka won the next three games to take the set. The Swiss player then saved four break points in the second. “I’m happy ...
  • Tennis Roundup: Defending champion France advances to Davis Cup final LILLE, France (AP) — Doubles pair Julien Benneteau and Nicolas Mahut gave France an unassailable 3-0 lead over Spain in their Davis Cup semifinal on Saturday as the defending champions reached back-to-back finals for the first time since 2002. The French veterans, both aged 36, defeated Marcel Granollers and Feliciano Lopez 6-0, 6-4, 7-6 (7) on ...
  • 2018 US Open: Williams loses game for arguing during US Open loss to Osaka NEW YORK (AP) — The events and the arguing and the booing that would make this a U.S. Open final unlike any other began when Serena Williams’ coach made what she insisted was an innocent thumbs-up, but the chair umpire interpreted as a helpful signal. It was the second game of the second set Saturday, in ...
  • 2018 US Open glance: Serena Williams faces Naomi Osaka in final NEW YORK (AP) — A quick look at the U.S. Open: LOOK AHEAD TO SATURDAY Serena Williams will be trying to win her seventh U.S. Open championship and 24th Grand Slam singles title overall when she faces 20th-seeded Naomi Osaka in the women’s final. If she gets No. 24, it would tie Margaret Court for the most ...
  • 2018 US Open glance: Nadal vs. del Potro, Djokovic vs. Nishikori NEW YORK (AP) — A quick look at the U.S. Open: LOOK AHEAD TO FRIDAY The men’s semifinals in Arthur Ashe Stadium are enticing matchups: No. 1 Rafael Nadal vs. No. 3 Juan Martin del Potro, and No. 6 Novak Djokovic vs. No. 21 Kei Nishikori. It is the first time since the 2012 Australian Open that ...
  • 2018 US Open glance: Serena Williams seeks 1st final since 2014 NEW YORK (AP) — A quick look at the U.S. Open: LOOK AHEAD TO THURSDAY For as much as she’s done, and as long as she’s been around, Serena Williams figures that, with her 37th birthday approaching in a few weeks, she won’t have chances to contend for Grand Slam titles forever. “I don’t have 10 more ...
  • 2018 US Open glance: Williams to face Pliskova in 2016 SF rematch NEW YORK (AP) — A quick look at the U.S. Open: LOOK AHEAD TO TUESDAY There will be a trio of intriguing rematches in Arthur Ashe Stadium as the singles quarterfinals get started. First up will be defending champion Sloane Stephens of the United States against No. 19 Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia, a repeat of their quarterfinal ...
  • 2018 US Open glance: Federer, Djokovic can set up quarterfinal NEW YORK (AP) — A quick look at the U.S. Open: LOOK AHEAD TO MONDAY Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic have only a pair of unseeded opponents between themselves and a highly anticipated quarterfinal showdown at Flushing Meadows. Federer, the No. 2 seed, faces 55th-ranked John Millman; Djokovic, the No. 6 seed, takes on 68th-ranked Joao Sousa. ...
  • 2018 US Open glance: 2017 champs Nadal, Stephens in 4th round NEW YORK (AP) — A quick look at the U.S. Open: LOOKAHEAD TO SUNDAY After barely getting through a nearly 4 1/2-hour test in the third round, and having tape wrapped under his right knee, too, defending champion Rafael Nadal tries to get back to the quarterfinals at Flushing Meadows by beating 37th-ranked Nikoloz Basilashvili. That match ...
  • 2018 US Open glance: Federer, Djokovic among champions in action NEW YORK (AP) — A quick look at the U.S. Open: LOOK AHEAD TO SATURDAY The highlight of the Day 6 schedule is pretty much the entire slate at Arthur Ashe Stadium. U.S. Open champions Roger Federer, Maria Sharapova and Novak Djokovic all hit the court and try and move into the fourth round. Madison Keys, a ...
  • 2018 US OPEN: Serena, Venus set up Williams vs. Williams match at US Open A quick look at the U.S. Open: LOOK AHEAD TO THURSDAY The American with the right name for his sport, Tennys Sandgren, will take a shot at 13-time major champion Novak Djokovic at the second consecutive Grand Slam tournament. Sandgren just hopes it’ll go better than when the pair met in the opening round at Wimbledon: Djokovic ...
  • 2018 US Open: Venus, Serena try to set up 3rd-round showdown at US Open NEW YORK (AP) — Venus and Serena Williams can set up their earliest Grand Slam meeting in 20 years if both win second-round matches at the U.S. Open on Wednesday. Venus has an afternoon match on another hot day in Flushing Meadows against Camila Giorgi. Serena, at No. 17 seeded one spot below her older sister, ...
  • 2018 US OPEN: Djokovic, Federer in US Open action on sweltering 2nd day NEW YORK (AP) — Past champion Novak Djokovic returns to the U.S. Open, and No. 2 seeds Roger Federer and Caroline Wozniacki are in action on a sweltering second day at Flushing Meadows. The No. 6-seeded Djokovic faces Marton Ducsovics in his first match at the U.S. Open since losing to Stan Wawrinka in the 2016 ...
  • Tennis Roundup: No. 1 seed Simona Halep upset by Kaia Kanepi at US Open NEW YORK — World No. 1 Simona Halep was upset by Kaia Kanepi of Estonia 6-2, 6-4 to depart the US Open in the first round for the second consecutive year. Last year Halep fell to Maria Sharapova in the first round on Arthur Ashe Stadium. It’s the first time the No. 1 women’s seed has lost an ...
  • Tennis Roundup: Russia’s Daniil Medvedev wins Winston-Salem Open WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Daniil Medvedev beat Steve Johnson 6-4, 6-4 on Saturday in the Winston-Salem Open for his second career ATP World Tour title. The 22-year-old Medvedev, ranked No. 57 in the world and unseeded in the event, didn’t drop a set in six matches in the final U.S. Open tuneup event. “In the beginning of ...
  • French Open: Serena OK with French Open despite catsuit ban NEW YORK (AP) — Serena Williams says her relationship with the French Open is fine despite the Grand Slam tournament’s plan to ban her skin-tight black catsuit. Williams says she has spoken with the French Tennis Federation president, who said in Tennis Magazine the outfit would no longer be accepted. Williams said Saturday she no longer needs ...
  • US OPEN ’18: Zverev leads group of up-and-comers in New York NEW YORK (AP) — Serena and Venus Williams could be headed toward their earliest Grand Slam meeting in 20 years, facing a potential third-round matchup at the U.S. Open. If the sisters do play each other, the winner might face No. 1-ranked Simona Halep in the fourth round. That section of the women’s bracket, and a possible ...
  • Tennis Roundup: Li Na, Ivanisevic, Martinez on Tennis Hall of Fame ballot (PhatzRadio Sports / AP)   —   Li Na could become the first player from Asia elected to the International Tennis Hall of Fame. The two-time major champion from China is one of eight Grand Slam title winners who are candidates for the International Tennis Hall of Fame’s Class of 2019, a list that includes Goran Ivanisevic, Yevgeny ...
  • Tennis Roundup: Finally! Djokovic beats Federer for 1st Cincinnati title MASON, Ohio (AP) — Novak Djokovic gave his racket to a fan and tossed his sweatbands into the stands. No need for mementos from this victory. The long-awaited Rookwood pottery trophy would be plenty. Djokovic finally mastered the one tournament that’s eluded him, beating nemesis Roger Federer 6-4, 6-4 on Sunday for his first Western & ...
  • Tennis Roundup: Djokovic into Cincinnati final, Federer in his way again MASON, Ohio (AP) — Novak Djokovic is again so close to the one title that eludes him. And the same nemesis is standing in his way, all over again. It’s a moment in time: Djokovic vs. Federer for a title. Djokovic closed in on a Western & Southern Open title with his 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 victory over ...
  • Tennis Roundup: American Madison Keys dumps Angelique Kerber out of Western & Southern Open (PhatzRadio Sports / AP)   —    MASON – The contingent of American men at the Western & Southern Open collectively couldn’t find a way to advance past the Round of 32 in the main singles draw. Madison Keys was able to carry the flag forward Thursday for the U.S. on the women’s singles side of the tournament. The No. ...
  • Tennis Roundup: Djokovic wins in Cincinnati, Halep’s match suspended MASON, Ohio (AP) — Novak Djokovic completed his comeback from elbow surgery by winning Wimbledon for the fourth time. He’s inching closer to one of the few titles to elude him throughout his career. Djokovic overcame an upset stomach and a sluggish first set Wednesday, beating Adrian Mannarino 4-6, 6-2, 6-1 before heavy rain halted afternoon ...
  • Tennis Roundup: Rafael Nadal ends Stefanos Tsitsipas’ Toronto run, ruins his 20th birthday TORONTO (AP) — Rafael Nadal won his 80th ATP World Tour title Sunday — and spoiled Stefanos Tsitsipas’ 20th birthday. The top-ranked Nadal beat the unseeded Greek upstart 6-2, 7-6 (4) for his fourth Rogers Cup crown and fifth victory of the year. He has 33 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 titles. “If you told me this ...

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