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UPDATED: Thu., July 5, 2018, 6:52 p.m.

’17 champ Muguruza, finalist Cilic out in Wimbledon upsets

Defending champion Garbine Muguruza and 2017 runner-up Marin Cilic both were upset in the second round at Wimbledon. That is keeping with the theme this year at the All England …


UPDATED: Wed., July 4, 2018, 2:26 p.m.

Bugs, ‘lucky’ foe send No. 2 seed Caroline Wozniacki out of Wimbledon

Caroline Wozniacki complained about the flying insects at Wimbledon, demanding that bug spray be brought to the court. She wondered aloud whether play should be halted because of a brief …


Caroline Wozniacki beats Aryna Sabalenka for 2nd Eastbourne title

Top-seeded Caroline Wozniacki won the Eastbourne International for the second time by beating Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus in straight sets for her 29th career WTA title. Wozniacki, who was runner-up …


Wimbledon men: Roger Federer eyes record-extending 9th title

The AP takes a look at some of the top men at Wimbledon, including 8-time champion Roger Federer and top-ranked Rafael Nadal.


7-time champ Serena Williams gets smooth draw at Wimbledon

Serena Williams avoided any early matchups against opponents with success to speak of at Wimbledon in a draw that could put her against No. 5 seed Elina Svitolina in the …


Serena Williams at No. 25 in post-pregnancy Wimbledon return

Serena Williams was seeded No. 25 for her return to Wimbledon after having a baby. The decision by the All England Club elevates the tournament’s seven-time champion above her ranking …


Landmark win as Novak Djokovic reaches Queen’s semis

Novak Djokovic became the 10th man to register 800 victories since the Open Era began in 1968 when he beat Frenchman Adrian Mannarino 7-5 6-1 to reach the Queen’s Club …


UPDATED: Tue., June 19, 2018, 11:12 a.m.

Andy Murray back from injury, loses to Nick Kyrgios in 3 sets

Andy Murray won the first set on his return from injury after almost a year away from competitive tennis before Australian Nick Kyrgios rallied to win 2-6, 7-6 (4), 7-5 …


French pair Mahut-Herbert wins French Open men’s doubles

Once again, Nicolas Mahut fell on his back on the red clay of Roland Garros. But this time it was to celebrate a joyful moment, and not because his doubles …


‘A little hope’: Rafael Nadal vs Dominic Thiem in French Open final

The only man to beat Rafael Nadal on clay this year was Dominic Thiem. And the only man to beat Nadal on clay last year was Thiem. So if anyone …


Rafael Nadal into 11th French Open semi; Juan Martin del Potro in 1st since ’09

Rafael Nadal turned things around with the help of two rain delays and came back to beat Diego Schwartzman in four sets in the French Open quarterfinals. Next up for …


UPDATED: Wed., June 6, 2018, 11:12 a.m.

Garbine Muguruza, Simona Halep set up French Open semifinal; Rafael Nadal in limbo

Garbine Muguruza overwhelmed Maria Sharapova in the French Open quarterfinals and won 6-2, 6-1. Simona Halep needed to work a lot harder for her three-set comeback victory over Angelique Kerber. …


Sloane Stephens, Madison Keys to reprise U.S. Open final in French Open semis

Sloane Stephens and Madison Keys moved into the first all-American women’s semifinal at the French Open since 2002 with straight-set victories. The good friends’ meeting in Paris will be a …


UPDATED: Tue., June 5, 2018, 1:22 p.m.

Novak Djokovic stunned by 72nd-ranked Marco Cecchinato at French Open

Novak Djokovic was stunned in the French Open quarterfinals by a man who never won a Grand Slam match until last week and once was handed a match-fixing suspension later …


UPDATED: Tue., June 5, 2018, 2:32 p.m.

Andy Murray out of Wimbledon tuneup; still hopes to play on grass

Two-time Wimbledon champion Andy Murray says he is “not quite ready to return” from his hip operation and is pulling out of a grass-court tournament in the Netherlands. He says …


UPDATED: Sat., June 2, 2018, 2:15 p.m.

Get ready for Serena Williams vs. Maria Sharapova in Paris

If the upcoming French Open showdown between Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova provides any of the sort of animus and back-and-forth they manage to stir up away from the court, …


UPDATED: Fri., June 1, 2018, 12:35 p.m.

Pondering lunch, Sascha Zverev saves match point in Paris

Second-seeded Alexander Zverev faced a match point in the French Open’s third round but he stayed steady and did not worry about his past Grand Slam failures. He won a …


UPDATED: Thu., May 31, 2018, 2:23 p.m.

Call it a comeback: Serena Williams to 3rd round at French Open

Serena Williams produced quite a comeback at the French Open. After trailing by a set and a break, the 23-time Grand Slam champion erased the deficit and beat 17th-seeded Ashleigh …


UPDATED: Wed., May 30, 2018, 12:15 p.m.

Novak Djokovic discusses lack of confidence after French Open win

Novak Djokovic has won 12 major championships and the career Grand Slam and has been ranked No. 1. Yet he still finds himself searching for self-confidence these days despite all …


UPDATED: Tue., May 15, 2018, 1:53 p.m.

Denis Shapovalov shoots up the rankings with win over Tomas Berdych

Rapidly rising Canadian Denis Shapovalov pulled off another big win, overcoming a slow start in a 1-6, 6-3, 7-6 (5) victory over 15th-seeded Tomas Berdych in the first round of …


UPDATED: Fri., May 11, 2018, 2:54 p.m.

Rafael Nadal loses to Dominic Thiem in Madrid, first loss on clay in 1 year

Top-ranked Rafael Nadal has lost to Dominic Thiem 7-5, 6-3 in the Madrid Open quarterfinals. It’s Nadal’s first loss on clay after 21 straight wins. Nadal hadn’t lost a single …


UPDATED: Thu., May 10, 2018, 2:49 p.m.

Rafael Nadal breaks John McEnroe’s mark of straight sets won on surface

Rafael Nadal has broken John McEnroe’s record of 49 straight sets won on the same surface after beating Diego Schwartzman 6-3, 6-4 in the third round of the Madrid Open …


UPDATED: Wed., May 9, 2018, 2:31 p.m.

Novak Djokovic loses to Kyle Edmund in Madrid Open; Rafael Nadal advances

Novak Djokovic has added another early elimination to his disappointing season. The 12-time Grand Slam champion lost to Kyle Edmund 6-3, 2-6, 6-3 in the second round of the Madrid …


Fabio Fognini, Gael Monfils, Yuichi Sugita eliminated in 1st round in Munich

Fifth-seeded Fabio Fognini lost to Italian compatriot Marco Cecchinato on a day of upsets at the Munich Open. The seventh-seeded Gael Monfils also lost in three sets to Mirza Basic …


Rafael Nadal reaches Barcelona Open semifinals

Rafael Nadal has defeated Martin Klizan in straight sets to extend his winning streak on clay and reach the Barcelona Open semifinals. The top-ranked Nadal next faces David Goffin to …


David Goffin defeats Marcel Granollers in 2nd round of Barcelona Open

David Goffin has saved a match point to defeat Marcel Granollers of Spain in three sets in the second round of the Barcelona Open. Goffin lost the first set and …


UPDATED: Sat., April 21, 2018, 2:18 p.m.

Rafael Nadal wants extra practice after reaching Monte Carlo final

Rafael Nadal’s priority after reaching his 12th Monte Carlo Masters final is to whip out his phone and frantically text coach Carlos Moya. Despite a comfortable 6-4, 6-1 win against …


Novak Djokovic to play at Barcelona Open next week

Novak Djokovic has confirmed he will play at the Barcelona Open next week. Djokovic will be joined by top-ranked Rafael Nadal at the outdoor clay court tournament.


UPDATED: Fri., April 20, 2018, 12:21 p.m.

Rafael Nadal’s bid for an 11th Monte Carlo title gaining momentum

Rafael Nadal’s bid for a record-extending 11th Monte Carlo Masters title is proving more comfortable than he imagined after his latest return from injury. Others may not be so surprised, …


UPDATED: Thu., April 19, 2018, 10:57 a.m.

Rafael Nadal advances at Monte Carlo as Novak Djokovic goes out

Rafael Nadal remains on course to retain his Monte Carlo Masters title and won’t have Novak Djokovic standing in his way. The top-ranked Nadal beat big-hitting Russian Karen Khachanov 6-3, …