Tennis

Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, walks off the court as he retires during his match against Stan Wawrinka, of Switzerland, during the fourth round of the U.S. Open tennis championships, Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez)
September 01, 2019 - 8:27 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Defending champion and No. 1 seed Novak Djokovic's stay at the U.S. Open ended abruptly when he stopped playing during his fourth-round match against Stan Wawrinka on Sunday night because of pain in his left shoulder. Djokovic was trailing 6-4, 7-5, 2-1 and being thoroughly...
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Serena Williams, of the United States, falls while chasing a return to Petra Martic, of Croatia, during round four of the US Open tennis championships Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Sarah Stier)
September 01, 2019 - 8:16 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Serena Williams was in pain — "acceptable" pain, her coach called it — after rolling her right ankle during the second set of a U.S. Open victory. That was the bad news. On a day that defending men's champion Novak Djokovic pulled out of his match because of a problematic left...
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Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, reacts after losing a point against Stan Wawrinka, of Switzerland, during the U.S. Open tennis championships, Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez)
September 01, 2019 - 7:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 10:40 p.m. Novak Djokovic will have to make a big comeback to keep his U.S. Open title defense alive. Stan Wawrinka has a 6-4, 7-5 lead against Djokovic, seeking to beat him in their first meeting since the 2016 U.S...
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Coco Gauff, right, and her partner Catherine McNally celebrate after winning their women's doubles second round match, against Nicole Melichar and Kveta Peschjka, at the US Open tennis championships Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)
September 01, 2019 - 4:32 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Coco Gauff and Caty McNally have aced doubles tennis together. Like many teenagers, they are still learning their history. They won their U.S. Open women's doubles match Sunday on Louis Armstrong Stadium, then were later asked what they knew about the man the stadium was named for...
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Gael Monfils, of France, returns a shot near the net to Denis Shapovalov, of Canada, during the third round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
August 31, 2019 - 8:44 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 11:40 p.m. Gael Monfils is taking his dazzling shotmaking into the fourth round of the U.S. Open after outlasting Denis Shapovalov 6-7 (5), 7-6 (4), 6-4, 6-7 (6), 6-3. Monfils, the No. 13 seed, matched the 33rd-ranked...
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Coco Gauff, right, of the United States, wipes away tears while talking to Naomi Osaka, of Japan, after Osaka defeated Gauff during the third round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
August 31, 2019 - 8:02 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Naomi Osaka looked across the net after ending Coco Gauff's U.S. Open in the third round Saturday night and saw the tears welling in the 15-year-old American's eyes. Osaka also saw a bit of herself in the kid she'd just beaten 6-3, 6-0. So the tournament's defending champion and No...
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Rafael Nadal, of Spain, hits autographed balls into the grandstand after defeating Hyeon Chung, of South Korea, during round three of the US Open tennis championships Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez)
August 31, 2019 - 3:49 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — After his U.S. Open title defense was cut short last year because of injury, perhaps an easy first week was exactly what Rafael Nadal needed. On the other hand, it could leave him underprepared for the tougher times ahead. "You never know what's better or worse, no?" Nadal said. He...
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Daniil Medvedev, of Russia, looks up into the stadium after defeating Feliciano Lopez, of Spain, during the third round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament early Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
August 31, 2019 - 12:03 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Daniil Medvedev extended his arms toward the crowd, then motioned for the fans to keep raining down the boos. In New York, they don't wait to be asked. The crowd had been letting him have it since early in his third-round matchup with Feliciano Lopez on Friday night, and the fans...
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Daniil Medvedev, of Russia, looks up into the stadium after defeating Feliciano Lopez, of Spain, during the third round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament early Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
August 30, 2019 - 9:27 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S Open tennis tournament (all times local): 12:15 a.m. Daniil Medvedev stood on the court and told the fans he won because of them. Judging by the boos, they would have preferred if he'd lost. The No. 5 seed advanced to the fourth round at the U.S. Open, beating...
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Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, celebrates after defeating Denis Kudla, of the United States, 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 during the third round of the U.S. Open tennis championships Friday, Aug. 30, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
August 30, 2019 - 9:14 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Asked during a pre-match TV interview how his left shoulder was feeling, Novak Djokovic offered a terse reply: "I'm here. Let's play." Then he walked out onto the court at Arthur Ashe Stadium with his black-and-white racket bag slung over that very shoulder and responded to...
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