U.S. Open Tennis Championships

Bianca Andreescu, of Canada, lays on the court after defeating Serena Williams, of the United States, during the women's singles final of the U.S. Open tennis championships Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Sarah Stier)
September 07, 2019 - 6:26 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Bianca Andreescu knew this would happen, because she knows all about Serena Williams. Looked up to her. Dreamed of playing her. Andreescu knew Williams would not go quietly. Knew Williams would not make things easy. And so as a big lead in the U.S. Open final dwindled Saturday, as...
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Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, right, and Alexis Ohanian, left, applaud as players are introduced before the start of the women's singles final of the U.S. Open tennis championships between Serena Williams, of the United States, and Bianca Andreescu, of Canada, Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
September 07, 2019 - 5:47 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, has another role that suits her: rooting on friend Serena Williams as the tennis star chased a U.S. Open championship. Meghan sat in Williams' box at Arthur Ashe Stadium and stood and cheered like thousands of other fans when Williams hit a booming...
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Serena Williams, of the United States, reacts after losing a point to Bianca Andreescu, of Canada, during the women's singles final of the U.S. Open tennis championships Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
September 07, 2019 - 5:44 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Maybe someday, in the distant future, Serena Williams will look back and be proud of herself for making it to the final at four of the first seven Grand Slam tournaments she played in after having a baby. Not right now, though. On Saturday night, Williams, as fierce a competitor as...
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Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, right, and Alexis Ohanian, left, applaud as players are introduced before the start of the women's singles final of the U.S. Open tennis championships between Serena Williams, of the United States, and Bianca Andreescu, of Canada, Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
September 07, 2019 - 1:45 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 4:40 p.m. Serena Williams playing in the U.S. Open women's final inspired a performer to change the lyrics to "America The Beautiful" — and the crowd loved it. Adrienne Warren sang "And crown thy good with 'sisterhood...
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Rafael Nadal, of Spain, returns a shot to Matteo Berrettini, of Italy, during the men's singles semifinals of the U.S. Open tennis championships Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
September 07, 2019 - 12:01 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Rafael Nadal shrugged his shoulders once, twice, three times. If his words weren't going to make his position clear, his body language would. The question: Would he like to end up with the record for most Grand Slam titles won by a man? The answer, essentially: Yes, of course. And...
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Rafael Nadal, of Spain, returns a shot to Matteo Berrettini, of Italy, during the men's singles semifinals of the U.S. Open tennis championships Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez)
September 06, 2019 - 7:08 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 10:05 p.m. Rafael Nadal moved closer to his fourth U.S. Open title and 19th from all Grand Slam tournaments by pulling away for a 7-6 (6), 6-4, 6-1 semifinal victory over 24th-seeded Matteo Berrettini of Italy. Nadal...
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Grigor Dimitrov, of Bulgaria, reacts after scoring a point against Daniil Medvedev, of Russia, during the men's singles semifinals of the U.S. Open tennis championships Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Sarah Stier)
September 06, 2019 - 6:09 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Grigor Dimitrov saved two match points in the third set, a fleeting sign that perhaps the lowest-ranked semifinalist at the U.S. Open since 1991 could somehow scrap to one more set. Then maybe, an astounding comeback. For the Bulgarian who knocked Roger Federer out of Flushing...
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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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