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UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 9, 2019, 10:04 p.m.

Analysis: In men’s tennis, these three champions aren’t ready to go away

While so much attention in the sport has been focused recently on trying to figure out who will break up the dominance of Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic, …

UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 8, 2019, 10:13 p.m.

19 Slams: Rafael Nadal stops Daniil Medvedev’s comeback bid to win U.S. Open

Rafael Nadal has won his 19th Grand Slam title by edging Daniil Medvedev in a five-set thriller of a U.S. Open final

Bianca Andreescu beats Serena Williams in U.S. Open final

Bianca Andreescu displayed the same brand of big-serving, big-hitting, in-your-face tennis that Serena Williams usually does.

UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 6, 2019, 11 p.m.

Rafael Nadal fights past Matteo Berrettini into U.S. Open final

Rafael Nadal moved closer to his fourth US Open championship and 19th Grand Slam title overall by pulling away for a 7-6 (6), 6-4, 6-1 semifinal victory over Matteo Berrettini. …

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 5, 2019, 8:27 p.m.

1 more for 24: Serena Williams reaches U.S. Open final again

Serena Williams used a strong performance to return to the U.S. Open final and give herself another shot at winning a record-equaling 24th Grand Slam title. Williams got past a …

Rafael Nadal beats Diego Schwartzman in 3 tight sets to reach U.S. Open semis

Rafael Nadal kept pulling away in his U.S. Open quarterfinal, then getting reeled back in by Diego Schwartzman.

UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 3, 2019, 10:38 p.m.

Serena Williams needs 44 minutes to reach U.S. Open semis; Roger Federer ousted

Serena Williams was not troubled one bit by the right ankle she rolled in her previous match. Didn’t get much resistance from her opponent, either. Looking as dominant as can …

Naomi Osaka consoles teary Coco Gauff, 15, after beating her at US Open

Naomi Osaka looked across the net after ending Coco Gauff’s U.S. Open in the third round Saturday night and saw the tears welling in the 15-year-old’s eyes. Osaka also saw …

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 30, 2019, 11:31 p.m.

Roger Federer advances at U.S. Open, bristles at idea he chose playing time

There was no slow start to this U.S. Open outing for Roger Federer, who bristled at the suggestion that he might have played a role in some favorable scheduling.

UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 26, 2019, 8:24 p.m.

Serena Williams begins U.S. Open with rout of Maria Sharapova

Serena Williams played nearly perfect tennis and beat Maria Sharapova 6-1, 6-1 in a contest devoid of drama at the U.S. Open. It was Williams’ first match at the tournament …

UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 26, 2019, 7:10 p.m.

Couch Slouch: It’s a shame no one watches men’s tennis anymore

Couch Slouch: In case you are wondering how long it’s been since you watched a men’s tennis match on TV, it’s because it’s been a long time. And why haven’t …

US OPEN ’19: Williams-Osaka reverberations felt a year later

Last year’s chaotic U.S. Open final between Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka still reverberates as 2019’s last Grand Slam tennis tournament is about to start in Flushing Meadows.

UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 17, 2019, 6:18 p.m.

Ashleigh Barty upset in Cincy semifinal; Novak Djokovic also knocked out

Ashleigh Barty has lost in the semifinals the Western & Southern Open semifinals, missing her chance to return to the No. 1 ranking ahead of the U.S. Open. Barty lost …

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 16, 2019, 7:51 p.m.

Naomi Osaka’s knee injury lends uncertainty to US Open

Naomi Osaka began retired from her quarterfinal match at the Western & Southern Open, unsure what’s going on in the knee. She expected to get an MRI to try to …

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 15, 2019, 6:37 p.m.

A ragged Roger Federer stunned in Cincinnati; Novak Djokovic advances

Seven-time champion Roger Federer was ousted from one of his favorite tournaments in little over an hour, falling in straight sets to a 21-year-old qualifier he’d never faced at the …

UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 11, 2019, 9:54 p.m.

Serena Williams retires because of injury as Bianca Andreescu wins Rogers

Bianca Andreescu became the first Canadian to win the Rogers Cup in 50 years when Serena Williams retired because of an injury. Andreescu was up 3-1 in the first set …

Rafael Nadal wins fifth Rogers Cup title, beating Medvedev

Rafael Nadal won his fifth Rogers Cup title, beating Daniil Medvedev 6-3, 6-0 in just 70 minutes. The 33-year-old Nadal won the event for the third time in Montreal. The …

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 9, 2019, 8:01 p.m.

Top-seeded Rafael Nadal rallies to reach Rogers Cup semis

Top-seeded Rafael Nadal rallied to reach the Rogers Cup semifinals, beating No. 7 Fabio Fognini of Italy 2-6, 6-1, 6-2. The winner last year in Toronto for his fourth title …

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 9, 2019, 7:22 p.m.

Serena Williams advances to Rogers Cup semifinals

Serena Williams advanced to the Rogers Cup semifinals, beating soon-to-be-top-ranked Naomi Osaka of Japan 6-3, 6-4 at breezy at York University. The 37-year-old Williams won the event in 2001, 2011 …

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 8, 2019, 7:35 p.m.

Defending champ Rafael Nadal advances to Rogers Cup quarterfinals

Top-seeded defending champion Rafael Nadal advanced to the Rogers Cup quarterfinals, beating Argentina’s Guido Pella 6-3, 6-4. The 33-year-old Spanish star, a four-time Rogers Cup champion, will face seventh-seeded Fabio …

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 8, 2019, 8 p.m.

Serena Williams reaches Rogers Cup quarters in Toronto

Serena Williams won for the second straight night at the Rogers Cup, beating Russia’s Ekaterina Alexandrova 7-5, 6-4 on Thursday to reach the quarterfinals. Playing her first event since losing …

Jessica Pegula, daughter of Bills’ owners, wins Citi Open

Jessica Pegula won the first WTA title of her career with a 6-2, 6-2 victory over Camila Giorgi at the Citi Open. Pegula is a 25-year-old American ranked 79th. Her …

John Isner wins Hall of Fame tourney on Newport’s hot grass

Top-seeded John Isner used his blistering serve to overcome scorching conditions and win a title for the fourth time on Newport’s grass courts, beating No. 7 seed Alexander Bublik 7-6 …

UPDATED: Sun., July 14, 2019, 10:43 p.m.

Wimbledon: Novak Djokovic wins his fifth title in epic defeat of Roger Federer

It was more a canvas than a court. For nearly five hours Sunday, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer, relentless rivals atop the tennis world, were pure artists, placing the ball …

Wimbledon notebook: Simona Halep star struck at meeting duchesses

Simona Halep joined the list of tennis royalty at Wimbledon and then got a bit star struck at meeting the real thing. The Duchess of Cambridge and the Duchess of …

Serena Williams loses her 3rd consecutive Grand Slam final

Serena Williams’ 6-2, 6-2 loss to Simona Halep at the All England Club was her third consecutive defeat in a Grand Slam final. The 37-year-old American has lost five of …

UPDATED: Sat., July 13, 2019, 9:27 a.m.

Simona Halep wins Wimbledon, stops Serena Williams’ bid for 24th Slam

Simona Halep stunned Serena Williams 6-2, 6-2 in less than an hour to win her first Wimbledon title. Halep played pretty much perfectly throughout. Williams was trying to win her …

Seeking 9th Wimbledon title, Roger Federer faces Novak Djokovic in final

Roger Federer will be seeking his record ninth Wimbledon title when he faces defending champion Novak Djokovic in the final. Federer and Djokovic know each other very well. This will …

Wimbledon notebook: Novak Djokovic wins longest point ever recorded at London’s major

Novak Djokovic won the longest point ever recorded at Wimbledon in his semifinal victory over Roberto Bautista Agut. Djokovic ended a 45-stroke rally with a backhand winner down the line …

As Wimbledon final approaches, Serena Williams recalls loss to Simona Halep

Serena Williams will be seeking her eighth Wimbledon title when she faces Simona Halep in the final. Williams also can collect her 24th Grand Slam singles trophy overall. Halep will …