Tennis

Team Europe's Roger Federer returns a ball during a training session for the Laver Cup in Geneva, Switzerland, Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019. The competition will pit a team of the best six European players against the top six from the rest of the world. The Laver Cup edition is scheduled for Sept. 20-22, 2019 at the Palexpo in Geneva. The Cup is named after the Australian tennis legend Rod Laver. (KEYSTONE/Martial Trezzini)
September 19, 2019 - 10:59 am
GENEVA (AP) — Team events are having quite the resurgence on the men's tennis circuit, with three different competitions scheduled in the next four months. What's still unclear, though, is whether they can all co-exist in the long term. "Something's got to shake out," John McEnroe acknowledged...
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Roger Federer, of Switzerland, reacts during a match against Grigor Dimitrov, of Bulgaria, during the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open tennis tournament Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
September 17, 2019 - 8:59 am
GENEVA (AP) — Roger Federer plans to decide "in the next month or so" whether he will play at next year's Tokyo Olympics. Federer said Tuesday his 2020 schedule is set through Wimbledon, which ends July 12. The week-long Olympic tournament starts July 25 and ends a few days before his 39th birthday...
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Canadian Prime Minister and Liberal leader Justin Trudeau speaks with Canadian tennis player and U.S. Open winner Bianca Andreescu on stage during a rally for her in Mississauga, Ontario, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019. (Christopher Katsarov/The Canadian Press via AP)
September 16, 2019 - 10:13 am
TORONTO (AP) — The honors keep rolling in for Bianca Andreescu. One day after her hometown of Mississauga, Ontario, staged a "She The North" rally for the U.S. Open champion, neighboring Toronto proclaimed Monday "Bianca Andreescu Day." Toronto Mayor John Tory noted her "amazing accomplishments" on...
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Ekaterina Alexandrova of Russia returns a shot to Greet Minnen of Belgium during their first-round match of the Korea Open tennis championships in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Sept. 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
September 16, 2019 - 4:54 am
OSAKA, Japan (AP) — Former finalist Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova needed less than an hour to beat Dayana Yastremska 6-3, 6-1 on Monday in the first round of the Toray Pan Pacific Open. Pavlyuchenkova, who lost the 2017 final to Caroline Wozniacki, went on a roll early in the second set to win 11 of the...
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Rafael Nadal, of Spain, reacts after defeating Daniil Medvedev, of Russia, to win the men's singles final of the U.S. Open tennis championships Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
September 15, 2019 - 7:03 pm
SYDNEY (AP) — U.S. Open champion Rafael Nadal will start his 2020 season on the opposite side of Australia to Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer when he leads Spain in a group-stage qualifier in Perth in the new ATP Cup team competition. Spain was drawn into Group B with Japan and Georgia and will...
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September 15, 2019 - 7:38 am
ZHENGZHOU, China (AP) — Top-seeded Karolina Pliskova overcame rain delays and an early deficit to beat Petra Martic 6-3, 6-2 in the final of the Zhengzhou Open on Sunday. Rain halted play in the first set after seventh-seeded Martic went 2-0 ahead. When play resumed, Pliskova won the next three...
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September 14, 2019 - 4:00 am
ZHENGZHOU, China (AP) — Top-seeded Karolina Pliskova advanced to the Zhengzhou Open final with a clinical 6-3, 6-2 victory over Ajla Tomljanovic on Saturday. Pliskova clinched her third straight win against Tomljanovic this season, taking 93% of her first service points to reach her fifth final of...
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Rafael Nadal, of Spain, reacts after scoring a point against Daniil Medvedev, of Russia, during the men's singles final of the U.S. Open tennis championships Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
September 13, 2019 - 6:11 pm
SYDNEY (AP) — The ATP says all top 10-ranked players, including Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer, have committed to play in the inaugural ATP Cup in Australia in January. It said Saturday that the top 18-ranked countries and Australia, as the host-country wild card, will be among the...
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In this Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, file photo, a fire set by protesters burns at an entrance to the Central MTR subway station in Hong Kong. Thousands of demonstrators participated in a peaceful march to the U.S. Consulate but later violence broke out in the business and retail but later after protesters vandalized a metro station and blocked traffic at a major thoroughfare, with several people detained. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)
September 13, 2019 - 2:33 am
HONG KONG (AP) — The Hong Kong Open tennis tournament was postponed indefinitely Friday because of widespread protests in the region. The tournament had been scheduled to be held from Oct. 5-13 on outdoor hard courts at Victoria Park. Tournament organizers said the event would be put back "in light...
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FILE - In this Aug. 29, 2012, file photo, Kim Clijsters returns a shot to Laura Robson in the second round of play at the 2012 U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York. Four-time Grand Slam champion Kim Clijsters is planning another comeback. A mother of three, the Belgian who retired after the 2012 U.S. Open wants a new challenge, she told the WTA in an interview on its website on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)
September 12, 2019 - 11:41 am
Seven years after retiring from tennis a second time, Kim Clijsters is attempting another comeback at age 36. The former No. 1 and four-time major champion, who already is a member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame, announced Thursday she is planning to return to the pro tour in 2020,...
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