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UPDATED: Thu., April 25, 2019, 11:13 a.m.

Rafael Nadal beats David Ferrer to reach Barcelona Open quarterfinals

Rafael Nadal looked closer to his clay-court best again as he beat David Ferrer 6-3, 6-3 to reach the quarterfinals of the Barcelona Open. Nadal saved four of five break …


UPDATED: Sat., April 20, 2019, 11:47 a.m.

Fabio Fognini stuns Rafael Nadal 6-4, 6-2 to reach Monte Carlo final

Fabio Fognini ended Rafael Nadal’s winning streak at the Monte Carlo Masters, stunning the defending champion 6-4, 6-2 Saturday to reach the final for the first time and hand Nadal …


UPDATED: Fri., April 19, 2019, 12:23 p.m.

Surprised Rafael Nadal sees ‘super solid’ Novak Djokovic exit Monte Carlo

Surprised at seeing rival Novak Djokovic go out of the Monte Carlo Masters after an error-strewn performance, defending champion Rafael Nadal acknowledged he enjoyed some luck in reaching the semifinals …


UPDATED: Thu., April 18, 2019, 10:22 a.m.

Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic reach quarterfinals at Monte Carlo Masters

Defending champion Rafael Nadal and top-ranked Novak Djokovic eased into the Monte Carlo Masters quarterfinals on Thursday. They remain on course to meet in the final of the clay-court tournament. …


UPDATED: Wed., April 17, 2019, 10:20 a.m.

Rafael Nadal opens clay season with easy win at Monte Carlo Masters

Back on his favorite surface, Rafael Nadal showed no lingering effects of a recent injury as he breezed into the third round of the Monte Carlo Masters on Wednesday with …


Whistleblower spurned by players for exposing tennis crooks

A tennis whistleblower says he is paying a heavy price for exposing wrong-doing in the sport. Marco Trungelliti tells The Associated Press that other players have ostracized him since he …


UPDATED: Tue., April 16, 2019, 11:43 a.m.

Novak Djokovic labors into Monte Carlo 3rd round with scrappy win

Two-time champion Novak Djokovic labored into the third round of the Monte Carlo Masters with a scrappy 6-3, 4-6, 6-1 win against Philipp Kohlschreiber on Tuesday. Kohlschreiber lost eight of …


UPDATED: Fri., March 22, 2019, 6:34 p.m.

Serena Williams, Naomi Osaka win opening matches in Miami

Eight-time champion Serena Williams won her opening match at the new site of the Miami Open by beating Rebecca Peterson in three sets. Six-time men’s champion Novak Djokovic won his …


3-time major champion Andy Murray says he had hip operation

Andy Murray says he had hip resurfacing surgery and had a metal joint implanted. The three-time major champion posted a message on Instagram saying he had the operation in London. …


No. 1 Novak Djokovic to face No. 2 Rafael Nadal for Australian Open title

Novak Djokovic moved closer to a record seventh Australian Open title by beating No. 28 Lucas Pouille 6-0, 6-2, 6-2 with a nearly perfect performance in the semifinals. Now No. …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 24, 2019, 5:04 p.m.

Naomi Osaka vs. Petra Kvitova for Australian Open title, No. 1 ranking

Naomi Osaka reached the Australian Open final by beating Karolina Pliskova 6-2, 4-6, 6-4 with the help of 15 aces. Osaka will face Petra Kvitova for the title, and the …


50 years past last men’s Slam, Rod Laver says it’ll happen again

Rod Laver thinks there will be another true Grand Slam in men’s tennis one day. It’s been 50 years since the Australian left-hander became the last man to win all …


Lucas Pouille’s drought-breaking Australian run reaches semifinals

Having an Australian Open champion in his corner has helped Lucas Pouille overcome a drought at Melbourne Park and reach the semifinals. Working with 2006 Australian Open women’s singles titlist …


Howard Fendrich: Don’t write off Serena or Federer just yet

Tempting as it might be, don’t write off Serena Williams or Roger Federer just yet. Sure, both are 37, and they’re showing their age.


1 point away, Serena Williams stunned by Karolina Pliskova at Australian Open

Serena Williams turned her left ankle and wasted four match points on the way to a startling 6-4, 4-6, 7-5 loss to Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic in the …


‘Barbecued chicken’: Frances Tiafoe’s Australia run ended by Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal is back to feeling healthy. Probably not a coincidence that he’s back in the Australian Open semifinals. Nadal claimed 20 of his first 23 service points and saved …


Stefanos Tsitsipas reaches 1st Slam semi, plugs YouTube; Danielle Collins wins

Stefanos Tsitsipas followed up his upset of Roger Federer at the Australian Open by beating Roberto Bautista Agut to become the youngest man to reach a Grand Slam semifinal since …


‘Don’t cry’: Serena Williams consoles Australian Open foe; Simona Halep next

No one has challenged Serena Williams at the Australian Open so far: She has ceded 9 games through 3 matches. A test could be coming in the fourth round, though, …


All of 17, Amanda Anisimova of U.S. scores upset at Australian Open

Amanda Anisimova is making quite a first impression at the Australian Open. The 17-year-old American had never won a Grand Slam match until this week. Anisimova showed precisely why there …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 17, 2019, 8:43 a.m.

Simona Halep edges American in Australia; Venus next; Serena wins

Top-seeded Simona Halep was pushed to the brink at the Australian Open again but came through with a victory by taking the last four games against 20-year-old American Sofia Kenin. …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 16, 2019, 9:01 a.m.

Big flex: Young Americans Frances Tiafoe, Taylor Fritz stun seeds in Australia

20-something Americans Frances Tiafoe and Taylor Fritz upset seeded players at the Australian Open to get to the third round in Melbourne for the first time. Tiafoe eliminated two-time Grand …


Serena Williams wins Australian Open return; Venus gets by

Serena Williams easily beat Tatjana Maria 6-0, 6-2 in her first match at the Australian Open since winning the 2017 title while pregnant and first official match anywhere since a …


Borna Coric upsets Roger Federer, facing Novak Djokovic in Shanghai final

Borna Coric upset defending champion Roger Federer to face Novak Djokovic in the Shanghai Masters final on Sunday. Coric took down the top-seeded Federer 6-4, 6-4 in the semifinals. Djokovic …


Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Alexander Zverev advance at Shanghai Masters

Roger Federer finally won a match in straight sets at this year’s Shanghai Masters but it didn’t save him any energy. The defending champion reached the semifinals by beating eighth-seeded …


Roger Federer battles, Novak Djokovic cruises, Juan Martin del Potro out in Shanghai

Roger Federer is stretched to three sets for a second consecutive match to reach the Shanghai Masters quarterfinals. Federer defeated Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain a day after being taken …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 6, 2018, 7:43 p.m.

Net gain: Serena Williams reaches her 9th U.S. Open final, will face Naomi Osaka

Serena Williams dropped the first two games of her U.S. Open semifinal before taking 12 of the next 13 and easily beating Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia 6-3, 6-0. Williams won …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 5, 2018, 9:30 p.m.

Novak Djokovic tops Roger Federer’s conqueror for 11th U.S. Open semifinal in row

Novak Djokovic moved a step closer to a third championship at Flushing Meadows and 14th Grand Slam title overall by eliminating John Millman 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 to get to the …


U.S. Open umpire’s visit with Nick Kyrgios scrutinized; No. 2 seed Caroline Wozniacki loses

Nick Kyrgios was losing big at the U.S. Open and barely even trying. So the chair umpire decided to get involved, climbing down from his seat to have a conversation. …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 28, 2018, 9:17 p.m.

Novak Djokovic in ‘survival mode’ at steamy U.S. Open; Roger Federer wins

Novak Djokovic said he went into ‘survival mode’ to get through his first-round match at the U.S. Open in extreme heat and humidity. He won, but other players wound up …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 23, 2018, 1:23 p.m.

Serena, Venus Williams could meet in U.S. Open 3rd round

Serena and Venus Williams have been drawn into a potential third-round matchup at the U.S. Open. It would be their earliest Grand Slam meeting in 20 years. If the sisters …