Men's tennis

Venus Williams, of the United States, chases down a shot from Zheng Saisai, of China, during the first round of the US Open tennis tournament Monday, Aug. 26, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez)
August 26, 2019 - 4:22 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Venus Williams still loves her job. And she's still capable of doing it rather well. Playing in the U.S. Open for the 21st time, tying Martina Navratilova's record, Williams improved to 21-0 in first-round matches at Flushing Meadows by beating Zheng Saisai 6-1, 6-0 in all of 66...
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Serena Williams, of the United States, practices for the U.S. Open tennis tournament Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez)
August 25, 2019 - 2:06 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — At first glance, this U.S. Open might appear as unpredictable as any. From recent injuries to players such as Serena Williams, Naomi Osaka and Simona Halep, to a bit of pre-tournament shakiness from Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic, to Rafael Nadal's issues on hard courts, to the...
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FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2018, file photo, Serena Williams, left, talks with chair umpire Carlos Ramos during the women's final of the U.S. Open tennis tournament against Naomi Osaka, of Japan, in New York. The indelible image from last year's U.S. Open does not involve anyone holding a trophy or making a particularly remarkable shot. It will be Williams pointing a finger at Ramos as she insisted he owed her an apology. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
August 25, 2019 - 12:52 pm
As the start of the 2019 U.S. Open approaches, the indelible image from last year's tournament does not involve a particularly remarkable shot or a champion holding a trophy. Instead, it is, and likely forever will remain, Serena Williams pointing her index finger at chair umpire Carlos Ramos while...
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Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, returns the ball as he practices for the U.S. Open tennis tournament Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez)
August 24, 2019 - 3:12 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — During a break in practice two days before opening his U.S. Open title defense, Novak Djokovic pulled off his blue shoe and white sock so a trainer could look at his right foot. Did it again a little while later. And then, toward the end of Saturday's training session in Louis...
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August 24, 2019 - 1:41 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Two-time Grand Slam finalist Kevin Anderson has pulled out of the U.S. Open with an injured right knee. The 33-year-old South African was the runner-up to Rafael Nadal at Flushing Meadows in 2017 and to Novak Djokovic at Wimbledon last year. The U.S. Tennis Association announced...
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Maria Sharapova, of Russia, returns a serve from Ashleigh Barty, of Australia, at the Western & Southern Open tennis tournament Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019. in Mason, Ohio. (Meg Vogel/The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP)
August 23, 2019 - 4:18 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Serena Williams vs. Maria Sharapova is, not surprisingly, getting primetime billing at the U.S. Open. The two tennis stars' 22nd career meeting — and first at Flushing Meadows — will be the opening act in Arthur Ashe Stadium for the night session on Monday as the year's last Grand...
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Naomi Osaka, of Japan, looks up a replay as she faces Sofia Kenin, of the United States, in the quarterfinals of the Western & Southern Open tennis tournament Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, in Mason, Ohio. Osaka withdrew from the match with an injury. (Kareem Elgazzar/The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP)
August 23, 2019 - 2:07 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Everything felt better for Naomi Osaka once she returned to the U.S. Open. The knee injury that forced her to retire during her last match no longer is so painful. The disappointment with her tennis that led her last month to say she wasn't having fun playing has been replaced by...
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FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2018, file photo, Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, returns a shot to Juan Martin del Potro, of Argentina, during the men's final of the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York. Djokovic is seeded No. 1 for the U.S. Open, which he won last year for the third time. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger, File)
August 22, 2019 - 1:33 pm
Men to watch at the U.S. Open, where play begins Monday: ___ NOVAK DJOKOVIC Seeded: 1 Country: Serbia Age: 32 2019 Match Record: 38-7 2019 Singles Titles: 3 Career Singles Titles: 75 Grand Slam Singles Titles: 16 — U.S. Open (3: 2011, 2015, 2018), Australian Open (7: 2008, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015,...
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FILE - In this Jan. 21, 2019, file photo, Serena Williams serves to Romania's Simona Halep during their fourth round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia. Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova will finally meet in the U.S. Open, and they’ll do it right in their very first match. The past U.S. Open champions, two of the biggest superstars in women’s tennis, were sent into an opening-round matchup when the draws were conducted Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019, for the final major of the year. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)
August 22, 2019 - 11:14 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova will finally meet in the U.S. Open, and they'll do it in their very first match. A long-awaited Roger Federer-Rafael Nadal showdown could come only in the final. Williams and Sharapova, past U.S. Open champions and two of the biggest stars in...
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FILE - In this Jan. 21, 2019, file photo, Serena Williams serves to Romania's Simona Halep during their fourth round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia. Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova will finally meet in the U.S. Open, and they’ll do it right in their very first match. The past U.S. Open champions, two of the biggest superstars in women’s tennis, were sent into an opening-round matchup when the draws were conducted Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019, for the final major of the year. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)
August 22, 2019 - 9:23 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova will finally meet in the U.S. Open, and they'll do it in their very first match. The past U.S. Open champions, two of the biggest stars in women's tennis, were scheduled for an opening-round matchup when the draws were conducted Thursday for the...
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