Tennis

Elise Mertens, of Belgium, left, poses for photos with the trophy with doubles partner Arena Sabalenka, of Belarus, after winning the women's doubles final against Victoria Azarenka, of Belarus, and Ashleigh Barty, of Australia, at the U.S. Open tennis championships Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Sarah Stier)
September 08, 2019 - 6:52 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Elise Mertens and Aryna Sabalenka are both focused on their promising singles careers. But if they're going to play doubles, they may as well win a Grand Slam tournament. Mertens and Sabalenka defeated Victoria Azarenka and Ash Barty 7-5, 7-5 on Sunday at Arthur Ashe Stadium to win...
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Rafael Nadal, of Spain, returns a shot to 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/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez)
September 08, 2019 - 6:10 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 9:10 p.m. Rafael Nadal has edged Daniil Medvedev 7-5, 6-3, 5-7, 4-6, 6-4 to win his fourth U.S. Open title and 19th Grand Slam trophy overall. The second-seeded Nadal's victory Sunday moves him within one major...
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Bianca Andreescu, of Canada, holds up the championship trophy after defeating Serena Williams, of the United States, in the women's singles final of the U.S. Open tennis championships Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
September 08, 2019 - 12:09 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Bianca Andreescu had the U.S. Open trophy in her hands and one thought going through her mind. Don't mess it up. For the first time in two weeks in Flushing Meadows, the 19-year-old looked confused on the court. "I was so clueless out there," she recalled with a laugh. This moment,...
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Bianca Andreescu, of Canada, lays on the court after defeating Serena Williams, of the United States, during the women's singles final of the U.S. Open tennis championships Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Sarah Stier)
September 07, 2019 - 6:26 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Bianca Andreescu knew this would happen, because she knows all about Serena Williams. Looked up to her. Dreamed of playing her. Andreescu knew Williams would not go quietly. Knew Williams would not make things easy. And so as a big lead in the U.S. Open final dwindled Saturday, as...
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Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, right, and Alexis Ohanian, left, applaud as players are introduced before the start of the women's singles final of the U.S. Open tennis championships between Serena Williams, of the United States, and Bianca Andreescu, of Canada, Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
September 07, 2019 - 5:47 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, has another role that suits her: rooting on friend Serena Williams as the tennis star chased a U.S. Open championship. Meghan sat in Williams' box at Arthur Ashe Stadium and stood and cheered like thousands of other fans when Williams hit a booming...
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Serena Williams, of the United States, reacts after losing a point to Bianca Andreescu, of Canada, during the women's singles final of the U.S. Open tennis championships Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
September 07, 2019 - 5:44 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Maybe someday, in the distant future, Serena Williams will look back and be proud of herself for making it to the final at four of the first seven Grand Slam tournaments she played in after having a baby. Not right now, though. On Saturday night, Williams, as fierce a competitor as...
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Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, right, and Alexis Ohanian, left, applaud as players are introduced before the start of the women's singles final of the U.S. Open tennis championships between Serena Williams, of the United States, and Bianca Andreescu, of Canada, Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
September 07, 2019 - 1:45 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 4:40 p.m. Serena Williams playing in the U.S. Open women's final inspired a performer to change the lyrics to "America The Beautiful" — and the crowd loved it. Adrienne Warren sang "And crown thy good with 'sisterhood...
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Rafael Nadal, of Spain, returns a shot to Matteo Berrettini, of Italy, during the men's singles semifinals of the U.S. Open tennis championships Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
September 07, 2019 - 12:01 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Rafael Nadal shrugged his shoulders once, twice, three times. If his words weren't going to make his position clear, his body language would. The question: Would he like to end up with the record for most Grand Slam titles won by a man? The answer, essentially: Yes, of course. And...
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Rafael Nadal, of Spain, returns a shot to Matteo Berrettini, of Italy, during the men's singles semifinals of the U.S. Open tennis championships Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez)
September 06, 2019 - 7:08 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 10:05 p.m. Rafael Nadal moved closer to his fourth U.S. Open title and 19th from all Grand Slam tournaments by pulling away for a 7-6 (6), 6-4, 6-1 semifinal victory over 24th-seeded Matteo Berrettini of Italy. Nadal...
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Grigor Dimitrov, of Bulgaria, reacts after scoring a point against Daniil Medvedev, of Russia, during the men's singles semifinals of the U.S. Open tennis championships Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Sarah Stier)
September 06, 2019 - 6:09 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Grigor Dimitrov saved two match points in the third set, a fleeting sign that perhaps the lowest-ranked semifinalist at the U.S. Open since 1991 could somehow scrap to one more set. Then maybe, an astounding comeback. For the Bulgarian who knocked Roger Federer out of Flushing...
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