Tennis

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 Sept. 8, 2018, file photo, Naomi Osaka, of Japan, kisses the trophy after defeating Naomi Osaka, of Japan, in the women's final of the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York. Osaka is ranked No. 1 heading into the U.S. Open, where she will attempt to defend a Grand Slam title for the first time. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
August 22, 2019 - 1:01 pm
Women to watch at the U.S. Open, where play begins Monday: ___ NAOMI OSAKA Seeded: 1 Country: Japan Age: 21 2019 Match Record: 26-10 2019 Singles Titles: 1 Career Singles Titles: 3 Grand Slam Singles Titles: 2 — U.S. Open (2018), Australian Open (2019) Last 5 U.S. Opens: 2018-Won Championship, 2017...
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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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August 22, 2019 - 7:57 am
LONDON (AP) — The International Tennis Federation has postponed next month's Davis Cup series between India and Pakistan because of the recent political tension over the disputed territory of Kashmir. The ITF says it made the decision "following an in-depth security review of the current situation...
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August 22, 2019 - 4:37 am
MADRID (AP) — Andy Murray will play in a second-tier Challenger Tour tournament hosted by Rafael Nadal's tennis academy. The tournament says Murray has accepted an invitation to play. Murray, a three-time Grand Slam champion, had hip surgery in January. He returned to the court in June playing...
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August 21, 2019 - 9:32 am
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Goran Ivanisevic, Sergi Bruguera, Conchita Martínez and Jonas Björkman are the four candidates for the International Tennis Hall of Fame's class of 2020. The four players announced Wednesday, all former Grand Slam tournament champions, are in their second year of a three-year...
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FILE - In this Sept. 3, 2017, file photo, tennis fans move in and out of Arthur Ashe Stadium during the fourth round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York. How much does each first-round loser in singles at the U.S. Open take home in prize money? Who holds the women's record for most aces in the tournament? See how much you know about the year's last Grand Slam tennis tournament by taking the AP's U.S. Open quiz. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
August 21, 2019 - 8:45 am
How well do you know the U.S. Open, the year's last Grand Slam tennis tournament? Give this AP quiz a try: ___ 1st Round: The women's and men's singles champions at the 2019 U.S. Open will each receive $3.85 million. How much does each first-round loser in singles get? a.) $8,000 b.) $28,000 c.) $...
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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 21, 2019 - 8:40 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Defending champions Naomi Osaka and Novak Djokovic are the No. 1 seeds for singles play in the U.S. Open. Osaka, who beat Serena Williams in last year's final for her first Grand Slam title, recently regained the top spot in the WTA rankings from Ash Barty. Barty is the No. 2 seed,...
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August 21, 2019 - 6:40 am
LONDON (AP) — The United States will face Latvia for a place in next year's Fed Cup finals, the first time the "World Cup of Tennis" tournament system will be used. The draw for February's qualifying matches pits the Americans against a Latvian team that could include former French Open champion...
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