Tennis

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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Simona Halep, of Romania, chases down a shot from Taylor Townsend, of the United States, during the second round of the US Open tennis championships Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)
September 12, 2019 - 9:10 am
Two-time major champion Simona Halep says she is reuniting with coach Darren Cahill after a year apart. Halep said in a video posted Thursday on Twitter that "Darren will be back by my side next season" and that she "can't wait to finish what we started." They worked together for four years in the...
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September 10, 2019 - 1:44 pm
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Two-time Grand Slam finalist Kevin Anderson says he will take the rest of the 2019 season off as he continues to recover from a right knee injury. The hard-serving South African hasn't played in a tournament since losing in the third round of Wimbledon in July, and pulled out of...
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September 10, 2019 - 2:53 am
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — The chief executive of Wimbledon says he will step down after eight years in the role. Richard Lewis will leave after next year's grass-court Grand Slam event at the All England Club. The departure of Lewis, who joined as CEO in 2012, coincides with the handover of the...
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Bianca Andreescu, of Canada, poses with the US Open women's singles championship trophy at Top of the Rock, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, in New York. Andreescu defeated Serena Williams, of the United States, in the women's singles final of the U.S. Open tennis championships. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
September 09, 2019 - 1:08 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A year ago at this time, Bianca Andreescu was ranked outside the WTA's top 200 after losing in the first round of U.S. Open qualifying. Look at her now. Thanks to winning her first Grand Slam title at Flushing Meadows, Andreescu jumped 10 spots to a career-high No. 5 in the rankings...
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September 09, 2019 - 11:26 am
LONDON (AP) — Brazilian player Diego Matos was banned for life from professional tennis on Monday after being found guilty of match-fixing. Matos, aged 31, was also fined $125,000 and ordered to repay illicit winnings of $12,000 by the Tennis Integrity Unit. The TIU said he contrived the outcome of...
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September 09, 2019 - 10:23 am
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The University of Texas said Monday an internal review of athletics admissions after the school was snared in a national bribery scandal found no additional cases of students fraudulently awarded entry. Texas said it reviewed more than 800 athletes enrolled from summer 2012 to...
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Daniil Medvedev, of Russia, reacts whiles answering questions after losing to Rafael Nadal, of Spain, in the men's singles final of the U.S. Open tennis championships Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
September 08, 2019 - 8:34 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Imagine this a week ago: U.S. Open fans going crazy for Daniil Medvedev. The guy who they loved to boo, who defiantly told them the more they jeered him, the more he would win, was suddenly hearing cheers Sunday. Medvedev earned them with the way he played. And with how he acted. A...
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Rafael Nadal, of Spain, poses with the championship trophy 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 08, 2019 - 8:31 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Rafael Nadal's 19th Grand Slam trophy went from inevitable to suddenly in doubt in a thrill-a-minute U.S. Open final. What had all the makings of a casual crowning morphed into a grueling contest thanks to Nadal's opponent, Daniil Medvedev, a man a decade younger and appearing in...
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