Women's sports

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 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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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 7, 2018, file photo, Indiana Fever center Kayla Alexander, center, reaches for a rebound between Chicago Sky's Linnae Harper (23) and Alaina Coates (41) during the second half of a WNBA preseason basketball game in Indianapolis. Alexander has always loved to draw since she was a child, when she was inspired by a patient teacher. She continued to blossom as an artist as she grew up, attending art camps at the encouragement of her mom. Then basketball entered her life, earning her a scholarship to Syracuse before she went on to play in the WNBA and overseas. Now the 28-year-old Canadian has been able to combine her two loves, writing and illustrating a children’s book, "The Magic of Basketball," to be released Thursday, Aug. 29. (Matt Kryger/The Indianapolis Star via AP, File)
August 28, 2019 - 11:41 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Kayla Alexander loved to draw since she was a child, when she was inspired by a patient teacher. She continued to blossom as an artist as she grew, attending art camps at the encouragement of her mom. Then basketball entered her life, earning a scholarship to Syracuse before she...
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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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