Tennis

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 27, 2019 - 11:08 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 1:50 a.m. Nick Kyrgios says the ATP is "corrupt" for fining him more than $100,000 this month for his behavior during a match. Asked if that recent punishment from the men's tour — only the latest in a long series that...
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Stefanos Tsitsipas, of Greece, returns a shot to Andrey Rublev, of Russia, during the first round of the US Open tennis tournament Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)
August 27, 2019 - 8:05 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Stefanos Tsitsipas accused a U.S. Open chair umpire of having a bias against him during a tirade in which he told the official, "You're all weirdos!" Tsitsipas told Damien Dumusois that the cause of his bias was "because you're French probably and you're all weirdos!" The argument...
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Naomi Osaka, of Japan, returns a shot to Anna Blinkova, of Russia, during the first round of the US Open tennis tournament Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Michael Owens)
August 27, 2019 - 7:49 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Naomi Osaka put her right hand in the shape of a gun and pointed two fingers at her temple. She had just dropped the second set, moments after wasting a match point, as her U.S. Open title defense got off to a shaky start Tuesday. Her body language told the story: the eye rolls, the...
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Nicole Gibbs, of the United States, returns a shot to Simona Halep, of Romania, during the first round of the US Open tennis tournament Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)
August 27, 2019 - 4:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Nicole Gibbs was all even with the Wimbledon champion, a set away from a triumphant return to Grand Slam tennis. She couldn't pull it off. Nor could she be too upset. Beating cancer was already the most important victory Gibbs was going to get this year, no matter what happened...
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Serena Williams returns to Maria Sharapova during the first round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York, Monday, Aug. 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
August 26, 2019 - 9:50 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Serena Williams was not about to let Maria Sharapova make a match of this. So facing a break point early in the second set, Williams conjured up a backhand passing shot so good, so powerful, so precise, that Sharapova had no chance to reach it. Williams watched the ball land, and...
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Roger Federer stretches for a return against Sumit Nagal during the first round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York, Monday, Aug. 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
August 26, 2019 - 9:39 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Roger Federer dropped the first set he played at this year's U.S. Open — against someone named Nagal. No, not Nadal. Nagal. Federer shrugged off that slow start and came back for a 4-6, 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 victory Monday night against Sumit Nagal, a qualifier from India ranked 190th. How...
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Roger Federer serves to Sumit Nagal during the first round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York, Monday, Aug. 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
August 26, 2019 - 8:54 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 11:50 p.m. Roger Federer bounced back from a shaky start to keep a perfect record. The five-time champion improved to 19-0 in the first round of the U.S. Open by beating Sumit Nagal 4-6, 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 in the last match...
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Jenson Brooksby, of the United States, foreground, reacts after defeating Tomas Berdych, of the Czech Republic, during the first round of the US Open tennis tournament Monday, Aug. 26, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Michael)
August 26, 2019 - 6:47 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Jenson Brooksby's only guaranteed destination now is the second round of the U.S. Open. College tennis may no longer be in the plans. "It's up in the air," Brooksby said. So is Tomas Berdych's future. The 18-year-old Brooksby earned his first Grand Slam win Monday with a 6-1, 2-6, 6...
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Venus Williams, of the United States, chases down a shot from Zheng Saisai, of China, during the first round of the US Open tennis tournament Monday, Aug. 26, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez)
August 26, 2019 - 4:22 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Venus Williams still loves her job. And she's still capable of doing it rather well. Playing in the U.S. Open for the 21st time, tying Martina Navratilova's record, Williams improved to 21-0 in first-round matches at Flushing Meadows by beating Zheng Saisai 6-1, 6-0 in all of 66...
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August 25, 2019 - 5:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Milos Raonic, the 2016 Wimbledon runner-up, will miss the U.S. Open because of an injured glute muscle. The Canadian was seeded 21st at the year's last Grand Slam tournament. Main-draw play begins Monday at Flushing Meadows. The U.S. Tennis Association announced Raonic's withdrawal...
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