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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 …


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: 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 …


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: 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: Tue., Aug. 7, 2018, 8:57 p.m.

Maria Sharapova advances at Rogers Cup

Maria Sharapova advanced to the second round of the Rogers Cup with a 6-1, 6-2 victory over qualifier Sesil Karatantcheva of Bulgaria. Play resumed under the afternoon sun with Sharapova …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 4, 2018, 9:21 p.m.

Defending champion Alexander Zverev reaches Citi Open final

Defending champion Alexander Zverev has reached the final at the Citi Open. The No. 1-seeded Zverev beat 10th-seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-2, 6-4 in the semifinals. Sixteenth-seeded Andrey Rublev beat unseeded …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 3, 2018, 7:22 p.m.

Defending champ Alexander Zverev edges Kei Nishikori in D.C. quarterfinal; Andy Murray out

Defending champion Alexander Zverev beat Kei Nishikori in 3 sets to return the semifinals at the hard-court Citi Open in Washington. Andy Murray withdrew from the tournament, citing fatigue. He …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 2, 2018, 9:51 p.m.

Sibling rivalry: Alexander Zverev beats brother Mischa in D.C.

Defending champion Alexander Zverev beat his older brother Mischa 6-3, 7-5 to reach the Citi Open quarterfinals. It was the siblings’ first ATP main-draw match. When it ended, they met …


Barbora Krejcikova dedicates Wimbledon doubles title to Jana Novotna

Creating records wasn’t the most special part of winning the Wimbledon women’s doubles title for Barbora Krejcikova. The Czech duo of Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova, both 22, won its second …


Mike Bryan wins Wimbledon for 17th Slam, 1st without brother

Mike Bryan teamed with Jack Sock to win Wimbledon for his record-tying 17th Grand Slam men’s doubles title – and first without his twin brother. The American duo beat Raven …


Serena Williams set to ‘be a contender to win Grand Slams’

Serena Williams is ready to look ahead to the U.S. Open after her loss to Angelique Kerber in the Wimbledon final. Williams says she can “be a contender” to win …


UPDATED: Sat., July 14, 2018, 12:24 p.m.

Angelique Kerber tops Serena Williams at Wimbledon for 3rd Grand Slam title

Angelique Kerber beat Serena Williams 6-3, 6-3 to win Wimbledon for the first time. It is the third career major championship for Kerber. She is the first German to earn …


He’s back: Novak Djokovic tops Rafael Nadal to reach 5th Wimbledon final

Novak Djokovic sent the strongest signal yet he is back at full strength by reaching his fifth Wimbledon final with a 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (9), 3-6, 10-8 victory over rival …


UPDATED: Fri., July 13, 2018, 3:45 p.m.

Kevin Anderson tops John Isner 26-24 at Wimbledon; other semifinal suspended

Kevin Anderson edged John Isner 26-24 in the fifth set of the second-longest match in Wimbledon history to reach the final. Anderson will have to wait to find out who …


UPDATED: Thu., July 12, 2018, 10:56 a.m.

Serena Williams nears 8th Wimbledon title, 24th Slam overall

Serena Williams has reached her 10th Wimbledon final by beating Julia Goerges on Germany 6-2, 6-4. Williams has won seven of her 23 Grand Slam singles titles at Wimbledon. She …


UPDATED: Wed., July 11, 2018, 1:33 p.m.

Roger Federer stunned in Wimbledon quarterfinals; Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, John Isner win

Roger Federer wasted a match point and a big lead and lost in the Wimbledon quarterfinals. Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic won to set up a semifinal showdown. Federer was …


UPDATED: Sat., July 7, 2018, 12:21 p.m.

No. 1 Simona Halep calls self ‘unprofessional’ after Wimbledon loss

Simona Halep was ready for a vacation. It’s going to start a week earlier than she wanted after she gave away a big lead, wasted a match point and lost …


UPDATED: Fri., July 6, 2018, 3:03 p.m.

Hey, Serena Williams, you’ve won 7 Wimbledon titles; could 8 be next?

It’s hard to blame Serena Williams for having some trouble keeping track of all of her many titles at the All England Club. She wasn’t sure whether she’s won Wimbledon …


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 …