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UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 22, 2018, 9:10 p.m.

John Isner a new pop while playing at the Laver Cup

John Isner, the tall American with the blistering serve, has added a new role in the last week. He’s a dad. His wife gave birth a week ago to their …


Newspaper reprints controversial cartoon of Serena Williams

A cartoon of Serena Williams that has been widely condemned as a racist depiction of the tennis great has been reprinted on the front page of an Australian newspaper. The …


Novak Djokovic wins U.S. Open for 14th major, tying ‘idol’ Pete Sampras

His returns and defense-to-offense skills as impeccable as ever, Novak Djokovic collected his 14th Grand Slam title and second in a row by getting through every crucial moment for a …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 8, 2018, 11:54 p.m.

Serena Williams argues with chair umpire; Naomi Osaka wins U.S. Open final

Serena Williams was penalized a game for calling the chair umpire a thief during an extended argument as the U.S. Open women’s final descended into chaos, with fans booing and …


Rafael Nadal’s injury sends Juan Martin del Potro to U.S. Open final against Novak Djokovic

Rafael Nadal felt the pain sear into his right knee early in his U.S. Open semifinal, on what he called “a bad movement.” It was a familiar pain, one that …


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 …


Serena Williams puts aside shaky start to beat Karolina Pliskova at U.S. Open

Serena Williams began her U.S. Open quarterfinal tentatively. Her shots lacked their usual sting, her attitude its usual conviction.


Maria Sharapova exits U.S. Open after first loss at night

Maria Sharapova won the U.S. Open as a teenager. More than a decade later, she can’t seem to make it past the fourth round.


Serena Williams hits 18 aces in U.S. Open win

Serena Williams reached the quarterfinals at Flushing Meadows for a 10th consecutive appearance – she wasn’t there last year because she gave birth to her daughter during the tournament – …


Roger Federer tops Nick Kyrgios at U.S. Open; 10 of top 13 women out

The most pivotal part of Roger Federer’s U.S. Open victory over Nick Kyrgios, both men agreed, came all of 17 minutes in, when the 20-time major champion was serving at …


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 …


1 and done: Simona Halep 1st No. 1 seed to lose 1st US Open match

Simona Halep made a quick-as-can-be exit from the U.S. Open on Monday, becoming the first No. 1-seeded woman to lose her opening match at the Grand Slam tournament in the …


French Open says ‘Non!’ to Serena Williams’ black catsuit

Serena Williams will no longer be allowed to wear her skin-tight black catsuit at the French Open. The French Tennis Federation president, Bernard Giudicelli, says the tournament that Williams has …


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 …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 21, 2018, 10:47 a.m.

Serena Williams seeded 17 at U.S. Open, 9 spots above ranking

Serena Williams was seeded No. 17 for the U.S. Open. That is nine spots higher than her current ranking of No. 26. The U.S. Tennis Association announced the seedings for …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 18, 2018, 5:42 p.m.

Novak Djokovic into Cincinnati final, Roger Federer in his way again

Novak Djokovic closed in on the one title that has eluded him, reaching the final of the Western & Southern Open with a three-set victory over Marin Cilic. He’s one …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 17, 2018, 9:11 p.m.

Racket-smashing Novak Djokovic reaches Cincinnati semifinals

Novak Djokovic destroyed a racket to get on track, and took another step toward the title that has eluded him. He rallied for a three-set victory over Milos Raonic to …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 16, 2018, 7:38 p.m.

Soaked! Novak Djokovic’s match suspended in rainy Cincinnati

Novak Djokovic’s quest for his first Western & Southern title ran into a different obstacle, with batches of rain forcing his match against defending champion Grigor Dimitrov to be suspended …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 16, 2018, 11:37 a.m.

Davis Cup overhauled for 2019 with season-ending team event

The Davis Cup is getting a radical makeover. The top team event in men’s tennis will be decided with a season-ending, 18-team tournament beginning next year. The new format replaces …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 15, 2018, 8:26 p.m.

Novak Djokovic wins in Cincinnati, Simona Halep’s match suspended

Novak Djokovic completed his comeback from elbow surgery by winning Wimbledon for the fourth time. He’s inching closer to one of the few titles to elude him throughout his career. …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 14, 2018, 8:02 p.m.

Roger Federer wins, Serena Williams loses in Cincy tourney

Roger Federer advanced to the third round of the Western & Southern Open with a 6-4, 6-4 victory against Peter Gojowczyk. Serena Williams was eliminated by eighth-seeded Petra Kvitova in …


Simona Halep wins in Montreal, beating Sloane Stephens

Top-ranked Simona Halep outlasted third-ranked Sloane Stephens 7-6 (6), 3-6, 6-4 on Sunday to win her second Rogers Cup title.


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 11, 2018, 9:10 p.m.

Greek teen Stefanos Tsitsipas, top-ranked Rafael Nadal reach Toronto final

Greek teen Stefanos Tsitsipas became the youngest player to beat four straight top-10 players in an event since the ATP World Tour was established in 1990, outlasting Kevin Anderson 6-7 …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 11, 2018, 6:22 p.m.

Simona Halep, weary and aching, reaches Montreal final

A weary Simona Halep, upset over how her matches are scheduled, beat Ashleigh Barty 6-4, 6-1 to reach the final Rogers Cup final. The top-ranked Romanian will play for the …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 10, 2018, 7:03 p.m.

Sloane Stephens reaches Rogers Cup semifinals

U.S. Open champion Sloane Stephens romped into the Rogers Cup semifinals, beating Anastasija Sevastova 6-2, 6-2.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 10, 2018, 7:37 p.m.

Greek teen Stefanos Tsitsipas upsets defending champ Alexander Zverev

Stefanos Tsitsipas pulled off another upset at the Rogers Cup, and top-seeded Rafael Nadal rallied at night to join the Greek teenager in the semifinals. Tsitsipas saved two match points …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 9, 2018, 7:38 p.m.

U.S. Open champ Sloane Stephens advances in Montreal

U.S. Open champion Sloane Stephens advanced to the Rogers Cup quarterfinals, beating Carla Suarez Navarro 6-2, 7-5. U.S. Open champion Sloane Stephens advanced to the Rogers Cup quarterfinals, beating Carla …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 9, 2018, 8:46 p.m.

Greek teen Stefanos Tsitsipas upsets Novak Djokovic in Toronto

Greek teen Stefanos Tsitsipas upset Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic 6-3, 6-7 (5), 6-3 in the Rogers Cup. The 19-year-old Tsitsipas broke the ninth-seeded Serb’s serve early in the third set …