Tennis

Coco Gauff, left, and Catherine McNally, both of the United States, talk during a first round doubles match against Julia Goerges, of Germany, and Katerina Siniakova, of the Czech Republic, at the US Open tennis championships Friday, Aug. 30, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)
August 30, 2019 - 6:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — To Coco Gauff, a doubles match Friday was no warmup for a singles showdown against Naomi Osaka. It was a chance for her and Caty McNally to extend a winning streak they want to keep right on going through the U.S. Open. The American teenagers won their first-round match, beating...
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Roger Federer, of Switzerland, returns a shot to Daniel Evans, of the United Kingdom, during round three of the US Open tennis championships Friday, Aug. 30, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Sarah Stier)
August 30, 2019 - 12:46 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Roger Federer didn't change much, outside of where his team was sitting. He certainly wasn't going to overreact to a couple poor starts after all these years and do anything different with his tennis. Federer rolled into the fourth round with a 6-2, 6-2, 6-1 victory over Dan Evans...
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Marin Cilic, of Croatia, falls to the court during a match against Cedrik-Marcel Stebe, of Germany, during the second round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
August 29, 2019 - 9:56 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 12:50 a.m. Marin Cilic, the 2014 champion, has moved into a third-round matchup of big servers against John Isner at Flushing Meadows with a 4-6, 6-3, 7-5, 6-3 victory over Cedrik-Marcel Stebe. The 22nd-seeded Cilic...
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Taylor Townsend, of the United States, reacts after defeating Simona Halep, of Romania, during the second round of the US Open tennis championships Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)
August 29, 2019 - 4:25 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The pure, raw emotion from Taylor Townsend came through after she delivered one last crisp forehand volley to complete her U.S. Open upset of two-time major champion Simona Halep, then clenched her fists, raised her arms and yelled, "Yes! Yes!" before patting her heart. And there it...
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Carla Suarez Navarro, of Spain, reacts after losing a point to Timea Babos, of Hungary, during the first round of the US Open tennis tournament Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez)
August 29, 2019 - 2:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — In the latest example of a player fined thousands of dollars at a Grand Slam tournament for what tennis officials deem a lack of effort, 28th-seeded Carla Suárez Navarro of Spain was docked $40,000 at the U.S. Open on Thursday, two days after retiring from her first-round match with...
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FILE - In this May 4, 2002, file photo, Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant, left, and Shaquille O'Neal celebrate after winning Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinals against the San Antonio Spurs, in Los Angeles. Bryant downplayed talk of a reignited feud with Shaquille O'Neal, saying there is "nothing new" that has been said recently between the former teammates. Bryant had recently said that if O'Neal had worked harder, they could have won 12 rings together with the Los Angeles Lakers. O'Neal fired back on social media that they could have won more if Bryant had passed him the ball more often. But Bryant said Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019, during a visit to the U.S. Open tennis tournament that the comments don't mean they are fighting again. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
August 29, 2019 - 1:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Kobe Bryant downplayed talk of a reignited feud with Shaquille O'Neal, saying Thursday there is "nothing new" that has been said lately between the former teammates. Bryant had recently said that if O'Neal had worked harder, they could have won 12 rings together with the Los Angeles...
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Serena Williams, of the United States, raises her fist after defeating Caty McNally, of the United States, during the second round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York, Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019. Williams won 5-7, 6-3, 6-1. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
August 28, 2019 - 9:56 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Serena Williams flubbed yet another shot and wailed, "I keep missing my forehand!" She was in trouble, if only briefly, against 17-year-old American Caty McNally, who is friends, and doubles partners, with Coco Gauff. Making key adjustments to her serve and straightening out her...
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Reilly Opelka, of the United States, returns a shot to Dominik Koepfer, of Germany, during the second round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
August 28, 2019 - 9:33 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): ___ 12:25 a.m. Reilly Opelka's winning streak in New York is over — and on his birthday, no less. The American was beaten 6-4, 6-4, 7-6 (2) by qualifier Dominik Koepfer in the last match completed at the U.S. Open on a...
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Venus Williams, of the United States, reacts after losing a point to Elina Svitolina, of Ukraine, during the second round of the US Open tennis championships Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Michael Owens)
August 28, 2019 - 4:33 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — It took all of five minutes in the U.S. Open's second round for Venus Williams to drop twice as many games as she had in her opening match a couple of days earlier. And although she eventually made things interesting against No. 5 seed Elina Svitolina, the 39-year-old Williams could...
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Nick Kyrgios, of Australia, points out distractions in the crowd during his match against Steve Johnson, of the United States, during the first round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York, early Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
August 28, 2019 - 10:05 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The ATP is considering whether to punish Nick Kyrgios for a "major offense" after he called the men's tennis tour "corrupt" because it fined him more than $100,000 for his behavior during a match last month. A tour spokesman issued a statement Wednesday saying that Gayle Bradshaw,...
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