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UPDATED: Wed., May 29, 2019, 12:27 p.m.

‘Super old’ Roger Federer to face ex-contemporary’s son at French Open

Roger Federer’s next opponent at the French Open is the son of someone who was in the field the first time Federer entered the tournament back in 1999. Maybe that’s …


UPDATED: Tue., May 28, 2019, 7:05 p.m.

No. 1 seed Naomi Osaka survives upset at French Open

Five times just two points from defeat in a swirling wind, Naomi Osaka held it together enough to overcome all of those miscues and stretch her winning streak at majors …


Serena Williams cruises to first-round win at French Open

Serena Williams returns to win first-round match at French Opeen


Roger Federer wins easily in first French Open match since 2015

Roger Federer returns to refurbished Court Philippe Chatrier for his first French Open match since 2015 and wins easily


UPDATED: Sat., May 18, 2019, 2:25 p.m.

Rafael Nadal gets his revenge over Stefanos Tsitsipas; Novak Djokovic up next

After losing in the semifinals of three straight clay-court tournaments, Rafael Nadal looked more like his old, dominant self when he beat Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-3, 6-4 to reach the Italian …


UPDATED: Thu., May 16, 2019, 2:45 p.m.

Players debate necessary punishment after Nick Kyrgios outburst

Nick Kyrgios’ opponent during his latest outburst of unruly behavior believes the Australian should be suspended from tennis for at least six months. Roger Federer thinks Kyrgios already paid enough …


UPDATED: Tue., May 14, 2019, 9:06 a.m.

Serena Williams withdraws from Rome with injured knee

Serena Williams has withdrawn from the Italian Open ahead of her second-round match against sister Venus due to a continuing left knee injury. Tournament organizers made the announcement Tuesday, a …


‘In the mood’: Roger Federer seeks more clay matches in Rome

Roger Federer is 37 and has won 20 Grand Slam titles but he still gets excited about playing tennis. That’s why he added this week’s Italian Open to his schedule. …


UPDATED: Tue., May 14, 2019, 9:34 a.m.

Crafty Nick Kyrgios leaves Daniil Medvedev slamming his racket

Nick Kyrgios took full advantage of his crafty game to eliminate 12th-seeded Daniil Medvedev in three sets in the first round of the Italian Open. For his first win on …


UPDATED: Thu., May 9, 2019, 2:59 p.m.

Roger Federer outlasts Gael Monfils to reach Madrid Open quarterfinals

Roger Federer has reached the quarterfinals of the Madrid Open after saving two match points in a three-set win over a gritty Gael Monfils. It was Federer’s only second match …


UPDATED: Wed., May 8, 2019, 3:15 p.m.

Rafael Nadal overcomes stomach virus to advance in Madrid Open

Rafael Nadal overcame a stomach virus to reach the third round of the Madrid Open with a two-set win over Canadian teenager Felix Auger-Aliassime. Nadal lost only four service points …


Serena Williams set to return from injury at Italian Open

Serena Williams is set to return from injury at the upcoming Italian Open. Tournament director Sergio Palmieri tells The Associated Press that he spoke with Williams’ agent and that Williams …


UPDATED: Fri., May 3, 2019, 9:09 a.m.

‘Political chaos’ envelops tennis as French Open approaches

Tennis is in turmoil as the French Open approaches. As three-time major champion Stan Wawrinka put it: “Politics have overshadowed the action on the courts.” Wawrinka decried his sport’s “worrying …


Wimbledon targets using serve clock at 2020 tournament

Wimbledon is “highly likely” at the 2020 tournament to introduce a serve clock for players that debuted in Grand Slams at last year’s US Open. Tournament CEO Richard Lewis detailed …


Naomi Osaka opens clay campaign by beating Hsieh Su-wei in Stuttgart

Top-ranked Naomi Osaka opened her clay-court season by beating Hsieh Su-wei of Taiwan 6-4, 6-3, on Thursday to reach the Porsche Grand Prix quarterfinals. Osaka hit 22 winners and converted …


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: Wed., April 24, 2019, 7:15 p.m.

Prep tennis: Mead’s Bill Wagstaff to leave deep, rich legacy on Spokane tennis scene

After 42 years of heading the Mead boys tennis team, Bill Wagstaff is ready to transition into the next phase of his life. That will include more family time – …


Sloane Stephens pulls U.S. even with Swiss in FedCup after Madison Keys upset

Sloane Stephens beat Timea Bacsinzsky after Viktorija Golubic upset Madison Keys in straight sets. That allowed the United States to tie Switzerland 1-1 on the first day of their Fed …


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. …


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: 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 …


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 …


American Madison Keys overpowers Caroline Wozniacki to win Volvo Car Open

American Madison Keys overpowered former world No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki 7-6 (5), 6-3 to win the Volvo Car Open in Charleston. It was the eighth-seeded Keys’ fourth career WTA title. …


UPDATED: Sat., April 6, 2019, 3:50 p.m.

Caroline Wozniacki, Madison Keys to play clay-court final in Charleston

Caroline Wozniacki and Madison Keys will play for the title in Charleston after posting straight-set wins. The fifth-seeded Wozniacki advanced with a 6-3, 6-4 victory over No. 16 seed Petra …


UPDATED: Sun., March 31, 2019, 11:15 p.m.

Roger Federer wins 101st title, beating John Isner in Miami Open final

Roger Federer became tennis’ first repeat champion of 2019 when he won his 101st career title Sunday, beating a hobbled John Isner in the Miami Open final, 6-1, 6-4.


Ashleigh Barty wins Miami Open

Amid the unpredictable swirl of this year’s tennis results, with 33 different champions in 33 tournaments, Ashleigh Barty provides a change of pace. The crafty 5-foot-5 Australian mixes backhand slices …


Ashleigh Barty endures delays to reach Miami final, Roger Federer rolls

Ashleigh Barty is finally through to her first Miami Open final. The 12th-seeded Australian endured three rain delays – one before the match, two more during play – to beat …


Roger Federer reaches quarters in Miami, Simona Halep eyes No. 1 ranking

Roger Federer is finally through to the quarterfinals of the Miami Open. The fourth-seeded Federer had little trouble defeating 13th-seeded Daniil Medvedev, earning the three-time Miami champion a spot in …