Tennis

David Ferrer, from Spain, returns the ball to Roberto Bautista, from Spain, during the Madrid Open tennis tournament in Madrid, Tuesday, May 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
May 08, 2019 - 3:03 pm
MADRID (AP) — David Ferrer's career came to an end with a 6-4, 6-1 loss to Alexander Zverev in the second round at the Madrid Open on Wednesday. The 37-year-old Spaniard had announced earlier that this would be his last tournament because he didn't feel he was fit enough to keep competing at a high...
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May 08, 2019 - 8:58 am
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The University of Nebraska-Lincoln women's tennis coach has pleaded guilty to drunken driving. Lancaster County Court records say 59-year-old Scott Jacobson entered the plea Tuesday. Prosecutors dropped a charge of negligent driving in return. The records say Jacobson was...
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FILE - In this July 23, 2008, file photo, Justin Gimelstob, then a member of Kastles' World Team Tennis, smiles during a match in Washington. Now a tennis broadcaster and coach, Gimelstob pleaded no contest to misdemeanor assault for attacking a former friend in Los Angeles on Halloween 2017. The district attorney's office says the 42-year-old former pro player was sentenced Monday, April 22, 2019, to three years of probation, 60 days of community service and a year's worth of anger management classes. (AP Photo/Lawrence Jackson, File)
May 06, 2019 - 2:24 pm
MADRID (AP) — Top-ranked Novak Djokovic sounds open to the idea of Justin Gimelstob's eventual return to an influential role in tennis following his recent resignation from the ATP board of directors. Speaking Monday at the Madrid Open, Djokovic said Gimelstob did the right thing by stepping down...
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Spain's Rafael Nadal returns the ball to Austria's Dominic Thiem during their semifinal match at the Barcelona Open Tennis Tournament in Barcelona, Spain, Saturday, April 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
May 05, 2019 - 3:52 pm
MADRID (AP) — Rafael Nadal hadn't started the clay-court season with so many setbacks in four years. Not since 2015 had Nadal arrived at the Madrid Open without having won a title either in Monte Carlo or Barcelona, the tournaments that mark the start of the clay swing in Europe. That year, Nadal...
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May 05, 2019 - 1:14 pm
ESTORIL, Portugal (AP) — Top-seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece defeated Pablo Cuevas 6-3, 7-6 (4) in the Estoril Open final to claim his first clay-court title on Sunday. Tsitsipas' two other titles were on hard courts at Marseille in February and Stockholm last year. "This title means a lot to...
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May 04, 2019 - 5:31 am
PRAGUE (AP) — Swiss qualifier Jil Teichmann rallied in the decisive set to defeat Karolina Muchova 7-6 (5), 3-6, 6-4 in the Prague Open final on Saturday for her first WTA title. The 21-year-old Teichmann was 2-0 down, and broken again by her 22-year-old Czech opponent for 3-2, but came back once...
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May 03, 2019 - 1:18 pm
LONDON (AP) — A low-ranked Egyptian tennis player has been found guilty of three charges related to match-fixing after an investigation by the Tennis Integrity Unit. An anti-corruption hearing officer ruled that 29-year-old Issam Taweel tried to fix the outcome of a match, failed to report being...
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FILE - In this Feb. 17, 2019 file photo, Stan Wawrinka, of Switzerland, clenches his fist after scoring a point against Gael Monfils, of Franc,e in the men's singles final of the ABN AMRO world tennis tournament at Ahoy Arena in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Three-time Grand Slam champion Wawrinka says there has been a “worrying decline in moral standards” in tennis as “politics have overshadowed the action on the courts.” In a letter published Friday, May 3 in The Times of London, Wawrinka discusses the case of Justin Gimelstob, the ex-player, coach and TV commentator who resigned this week from the ATP board of directors after pleading no contest to misdemeanor assault for attacking a former friend. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, File)
May 03, 2019 - 8:35 am
Tennis is in turmoil as the French Open approaches. As three-time major champion Stan Wawrinka put it: "Politics have overshadowed the action on the courts." In a letter published Friday in The Times of London, Wawrinka decried his sport's "worrying decline in moral standards" and outlined several...
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FILE - In this Sunday, May 15, 2016 file photo, Serena Williams poses with the trophy after beating Madison Keys 7-6, 6-3, in the final match of the Italian Open tennis tournament, in Rome. Serena Williams is set to return from injury at the upcoming Italian Open. Tournament director Sergio Palmieri tells The Associated Press that he spoke with Williams’ representative “four-five days ago” and that “she has already reserved her rooms and should be here a few days early” for the May 13-19 event. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, File)
May 03, 2019 - 7:11 am
ROME (AP) — Serena Williams is set to return from injury at the upcoming Italian Open. Tournament director Sergio Palmieri told The Associated Press on Friday that he spoke with Williams' agent and that Williams "has already reserved her rooms and should be here a few days early" for the May 13-19...
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May 02, 2019 - 2:22 pm
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Tommy Paul earned his first berth in the main draw at the French Open by winning the U.S. Tennis Association's wild-card challenge. Paul, a 21-year-old based at the USTA's national campus in Orlando, clinched the wild card on Thursday, when Tennys Sandgren lost at an ATP...
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