Tennis

FILE - In this June 9, 2018, file photo, Romania's Simona Halep holds the trophy as she celebrates after defeating against Sloane Stephens, of the United States, 3-6, 6-4, 6-1, in the finals of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, File)
May 24, 2019 - 5:08 am
PARIS (AP) — Simona Halep is experiencing something new at the French Open this year. The Romanian player is back in Paris to defend her title, a situation she's never been in before. And she likes it. "Much better and much easier, because I have the title already," Halep said Friday at Roland...
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May 24, 2019 - 12:32 am
LONDON (AP) — The Laver Cup is getting official status from the men's tennis tour. The ATP says it has reached an agreement to make the tournament an official part of the yearly calendar, although no ranking points will be awarded to competitors. Roger Federer and his management team played a key...
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FILE - In this Monday, May, 13, 2019 filer, Canada's Felix Auger-Aliassime returns the ball to Croatia's Borna Coric during their match at the Italian Open tennis tournament, in Rome. It’s typically Canadian that Denis Shapovalov, Felix Auger-Aliassime and Bianca Andreescu are each children of immigrants. What’s not typical is that they have all simultaneously broken into the world’s elite ranks of tennis players _ and will all be worth watching when the French Open begins Sunday. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, File)
May 23, 2019 - 11:36 pm
ROME (AP) — It's typically Canadian that Denis Shapovalov, Felix Auger-Aliassime and Bianca Andreescu are each children of immigrants. What's not typical is that they have simultaneously broken into the world's elite ranks of tennis players — and will all be worth watching when the French Open...
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May 23, 2019 - 7:24 pm
ROEHAMPTON, England (AP) — Tennis players at the lower and junior levels will have an easier opportunity to move up to the main tours under a new system that makes rankings points available at their tournaments. The agreement announced Thursday by the International Tennis Federation allocates...
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May 23, 2019 - 2:53 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas has promoted interim men's tennis coach Bruce Berque to permanent status after the Longhorns won the team national championship. Berque took over the program in February when former coach Michael Center was arrested in the nationwide college admissions bribery scandal...
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Defending champions Spain's Rafael Nadal, left, and Romania's Simona Halep pose next to the cups during the draw of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Thursday, May 23, 2019. The French Open tennis tournament starts Sunday May 26. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
May 23, 2019 - 12:23 pm
PARIS (AP) — Rafael Nadal will start his campaign for a record-extending 12th title at the French Open against a qualifier. And if he makes it to the second round of the clay-court Grand Slam, another qualifier will be waiting. The defending champion was handed what looked like quite an easy draw...
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FILE - In this June 2, 2018, file photo, Serena Williams of the United States, returns a shot against Germany's Julia Georges during their third round match at the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)
May 22, 2019 - 11:27 pm
How well do you know tennis and the French Open, the year's second Grand Slam tennis tournament? Go ahead and give this quiz a try: ___ 1st Round: Rafael Nadal won the Italian Open, his last tournament before the French Open, for his first title of 2019. When was the last time Nadal headed to...
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May 18, 2019 - 1:45 pm
LONDON (AP) — Colombia's former Davis Cup captain, Miguel Tobon, has been suspended for a year and fined $20,000 by the Tennis Integrity Unit for accepting payoffs in return for tournament wild-card entries. The TIU says Tobon was found guilty of "negotiating to sell, or attempting to sell, wild...
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May 17, 2019 - 11:23 am
PARIS (AP) — John Isner has pulled out of the French Open because of an injured left foot, ending his streak of 24 consecutive appearances at Grand Slam tournaments. The 34-year-old Isner announced his withdrawal Friday on Twitter. He is ranked No. 11, the top American man, but has not competed...
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Britain's Andy Murray receives his knighthood from Prince Charles during an investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace, London, Thursday May 16, 2019. (Dominic Lipinski/PA via AP)
May 16, 2019 - 12:34 pm
LONDON (AP) — Two-time Wimbledon champion Andy Murray received his knighthood from Prince Charles on Thursday, more than two years after he was awarded the honor by Queen Elizabeth II. Murray was dubbed by the Prince of Wales during a ceremony at Buckingham Palace, in recognition of his services to...
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