Tennis

May 15, 2019 - 12:49 pm
PARIS (AP) — Two-time French Open champion Maria Sharapova has pulled out of the year's second Grand Slam tournament because of her injured right shoulder. Sharapova announced her withdrawal on Instagram on Tuesday. She wrote: "Sometimes the right decisions aren't always the easiest ones."...
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Matteo Berrettini, of Italy, returns the ball to Alexander Zverev, of Germany, at the Italian Open tennis tournament, in Rome, Tuesday, May, 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
May 15, 2019 - 3:59 am
ROME (AP) — After four decades of dormancy, male tennis players in Italy are finally showing signs of becoming as good as the women have been. Marco Cecchinato got things rolling by reaching the French Open semifinals last year — the first Italian man to reach the last four of a major since 1978...
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May 14, 2019 - 2:39 pm
ROME (AP) — Former top-10 player Nicolas Lapentti and former ATP executive Weller Evans are the finalists to replace Justin Gimelstob on the ATP board. The 10 voting members of the player council chose them from a list of six candidates on Tuesday at the Italian Open. There originally had been 15...
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Serena Williams, of the United States, gestures as she meets the journalists after winning her match against Sweden's Rebecca Peterson at the Italian Open tennis tournament, in Rome, Monday, May, 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
May 14, 2019 - 9:05 am
ROME (AP) — Serena Williams withdrew from the Italian Open on Tuesday ahead of her second-round match against sister Venus because of a previously injured left knee. Tournament organizers made the announcement a day after Serena opened her clay-court season with a straight-sets win over Swedish...
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Switzerland's Roger Federer looks on during a press conference at the Italian Open tennis tournament, in Rome, Italy, Tuesday, May 14, 2019. (Ettore Ferrari/ANSA via AP)
May 14, 2019 - 3:24 am
ROME (AP) — At 37 and with 20 Grand Slam titles, Roger Federer still gets excited about playing tennis. That's why he added this week's Italian Open to his schedule. "I was in the mood to play," Federer said Tuesday after a practice session on the Foro Italico's Campo Centrale. "Would I rather...
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May 13, 2019 - 1:21 pm
American tennis player Nicole Gibbs says she will miss the French Open because of surgery for salivary gland cancer. The 26-year-old Gibbs wrote on Twitter that the procedure is scheduled for Friday and her goal is to return for Wimbledon qualifying in late June. Gibbs, who was born in Ohio and is...
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Serbia's Novak Djokovic kisses the trophy as he celebrates winning the final of the Madrid Open tennis tournament in two sets, 6-3, 6-4, against Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas, left down corner, in Madrid, Spain, Sunday, May 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
May 12, 2019 - 3:03 pm
MADRID (AP) — Novak Djokovic celebrated a lot more than a record-tying 33rd Masters 1000 title at the Madrid Open. Djokovic left the Spanish capital feeling pretty good about his game, too, carrying a lot of confidence into the rest of the clay-court season. The top-ranked Djokovic earned a...
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May 12, 2019 - 11:55 am
ROME (AP) — Local teenager Jannik Sinner rallied to beat American veteran Steve Johnson 1-6, 6-1, 7-5 in the first round of the Italian Open on Sunday. In his Masters Series debut, the 17-year-old Sinner saved a match point when he trailed 2-5 in the final set, winning five straight games to close...
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Rafael Nadal of Spain during the Madrid Open tennis match against Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland in Madrid, Spain, Friday, May 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
May 12, 2019 - 5:55 am
MADRID (AP) — Usually this time of the year Rafael Nadal is talking about how his game is peaking ahead of the French Open. The discussion is typically about how many title-winning streaks he has extended and which records he has broken as the clay season moves toward its climax at Roland Garros...
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Roger Federer, from Switzerland, reacts after losing a point during the Madrid Open tennis match against Dominic Thiem, from Austria, in Madrid, Spain, Friday, May 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
May 11, 2019 - 5:31 am
ROME (AP) — Roger Federer has added the Italian Open to his schedule. A day after his three-set loss to Dominic Thiem in the Madrid Open quarterfinals, Federer announced his plans in an Instagram video on Saturday. Federer says, "Hello everybody. Just finished speaking to the team and happy to say...
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