Tennis

Serena Williams, of the United States, reacts after a shot to Elina Svitolina, of Ukraine, during the semifinals of the U.S. Open tennis championships Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
September 06, 2019 - 12:53 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Getting to Grand Slam finals has not been the hard part for Serena Williams since returning to tennis after having a baby. It's what comes next that's been the problem. Despite repeated injuries, despite a lack of proper preparation, Williams keeps putting herself in position to...
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Serena Williams, of the United States, returns a shot to Elina Svitolina, of Ukraine, during the semifinals of the U.S. Open tennis championships Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
September 05, 2019 - 10:10 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — By no means was Serena Williams perfect at the start of her U.S. Open semifinal. She faced three break points in the opening game and managed to pull it out. She trailed 40-love in the second, then came through again. Another trio of break points arrived later in that initial set...
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Bianca Andreescu, of Canada, reacts after defeating Belinda Bencic, of Switzerland, during the semifinals of the U.S. Open tennis championships Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
September 05, 2019 - 10:02 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — It was way back in March, before Bianca Andreescu had ever won a WTA title, when she lost in the semifinals of a tournament in Acapulco, Mexico. That's the last time the Canadian finished a match on the wrong side. Six months and two titles later, that's the way 15th-seeded...
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Bianca Andreescu, of Canada, reacts after scoring a point against Belinda Bencic, of Switzerland, during the semifinals of the U.S. Open tennis championships Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
September 05, 2019 - 8:16 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 11:15 p.m. Canadian teenager Bianca Andreescu has reached the final in her U.S. Open debut by beating No. 13 seed Belinda Bencic of Switzerland 7-6 (3), 7-5. The 19-year-old Andreescu is appearing in only her fourth...
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Rafael Nadal, of Spain, hits a return to Diego Schwartzman, of Argentina, during the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open tennis tournament Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
September 05, 2019 - 9:33 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Rafael Nadal is as gracious and complimentary as can be whenever discussing an upcoming foe, so it came as no surprise to hear him talk up the player he'll face in the U.S. Open semifinals Friday, 23-year-old Matteo Berrettini of Italy. "Nice guy. Young, with very good potential,"...
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DELETES REFERENCE TO OUDIN BEATING THREE OTHER SEEDED PLAYERS ALONG THE WAY - Retired tennis player Melanie Oudin coaches young players at Windward Lake Club, Monday, Aug. 26, 2019, in Alpharetta, Ga. In 2009, Oudin pulled off four upsets at the U.S. Open, including against Maria Sharapova, to become the youngest quarterfinalist at Flushing Meadows since Serena Williams in 1999. (AP Photo/John Amis)
September 05, 2019 - 7:56 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Yes, Melanie Oudin says with a laugh, she still has the shoes. If you followed tennis at all in 2009 or watched even a bit of that year's U.S. Open, you know the ones: size 9½, pink-and-yellow, with the word "BELIEVE" in all caps on the heel. And you know Oudin (oo-DAN'): a 5-foot-6...
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Grigor Dimitrov, of Bulgaria, tapes his racket grip before facing Roger Federer, of Switzerland, in the fifth set during the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open tennis tournament Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
September 04, 2019 - 11:15 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Plenty of Roger Federer wannabes had the same experience when they first tried tennis. They would retreat to the baseline, wait for the ball to come, take a swing, and whack ... into the bottom of the net. So the next ball would come, they would swing a little harder, and whack .....
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Rafael Nadal, of Spain, hits a return to Diego Schwartzman, of Argentina, during the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open tennis tournament Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
September 04, 2019 - 9:44 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 12:40 a.m. Rafael Nadal has reached his 33rd Grand Slam semifinal and prevented Diego Schwartzman from making it to his first. Nadal beat Schwartzman 6-4, 7-5, 6-2 in Arthur Ashe Stadium to move a step closer to a...
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Bianca Andreescu, of Canada, reacts after defeating Elise Mertens, of Belgium, during the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
September 04, 2019 - 8:57 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Basketball Hall of Famer Steve Nash tweeted about her. So did WNBA player Kia Nurse. Canada is crazy for Bianca Andreescu. "It's really cool having other Canadian athletes shout me out like that," Andreescu said. "I think it gives me extra motivation to just keep striving and keep...
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Rafael Nadal, of Spain, reacts after winning a point against Marin Cilic, of Croatia, during the fourth round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Monday, Sept. 2, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
September 03, 2019 - 11:51 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Rafael Nadal will try to make sure the U.S. Open has one member of the Big Three in the semifinals. With Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic out of the tournament, Nadal is the only major champion left on the men's side as he faces No. 20 Diego Schwartzman on Wednesday night. Nadal,...
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