Grand Slam tournament

MELBOURNE, Australia | The Latest: Djokovic races through first set in Aussie final

MELBOURNE, Australia—Jan 27, 2019—The Latest at the Australian Open on Sunday (all times local): 8:22 p.m. Novak Djokovic won 13 of the first 14 points of the Australian Open final against Rafael Nadal and took the first set 6-3 in 36 minutes. Top-ranked Djokovic is aiming for a men’s record seventh Australian Open title. He … Continue reading MELBOURNE, Australia | The Latest: Djokovic races through first set in Aussie final

MELBOURNE, Australia | 1 major goal achieved for Mahut-Herbert; next goal is gold

MELBOURNE, Australia—Jan 27, 2019—Not long after Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut completed their career Grand Slam in men’s doubles, the Frenchmen were already turning their attention to the next goal. And that’s gold. Mahut and Herbert beat Henri Kontinen of Finland and John Peers of Australia 6-4, 7-6 (1) in the Australian Open doubles final … Continue reading MELBOURNE, Australia | 1 major goal achieved for Mahut-Herbert; next goal is gold

MELBOURNE, Australia | Stosur, Zhang win Australian Open women’s doubles title

MELBOURNE, Australia— Jan 25, 2019—The unseeded pairing of Sam Stosur and Zhang Shuai have won their first Grand Slam doubles title together, beating defending champions and No. 2-seeded Timea Babos and Kristina Mladenovic 6-3, 6-4 in the final. Australia’s Stosur now owns three major doubles championships, adding this to wins with Lisa Raymond at the … Continue reading MELBOURNE, Australia | Stosur, Zhang win Australian Open women’s doubles title

MELBOURNE, Australia | Raonic beats racket-wrecking Zverev to reach Australian QFs

MELBOURNE, Australia — January 21, 2019— Alexander Zverev smashed his racket into the court eight consecutive times in frustration after he went 4-1 down in the second set against Milos Raonic. By that time it was all but over as Raonic rolled to a 6-1, 6-1, 7-6 (5) victory on Monday to reach the quarterfinals of the Australian … Continue reading MELBOURNE, Australia | Raonic beats racket-wrecking Zverev to reach Australian QFs

MELBOURNE, Australia | It’s Barty Party time Down Under, Aussie woman into quarters

MELBOURNE, Australia—Jan 20, 2019— Ash Barty didn’t want to play tennis. Didn’t want to watch tennis, or even talk about the sport. She took a break from the tour after the 2014 U.S. Open to explore another career — in cricket. Yes, cricket. The game of wickets, tea breaks, of bowling maiden overs or hitting … Continue reading MELBOURNE, Australia | It’s Barty Party time Down Under, Aussie woman into quarters

MELBOURNE, Australia | The Latest: Camera hits umpire’s chair at Aussie Open

MELBOURNE, Australia—Jan 20, 2019—The Latest on Sunday from the Australian Open (all times local): 8:05 p.m. Moments after Ashleigh Barty‘s three-set win over Maria Sharapova, chair umpire Alison Hughes had a bit of a fright when the “Spider Cam” camera operated by the tournament’s host broadcaster crashed into a sun canopy over her head. It … Continue reading MELBOURNE, Australia | The Latest: Camera hits umpire’s chair at Aussie Open

MELBOURNE, Australia | The Latest: Off with the lights says Djokovic at Aussie Open

MELBOURNE, Australia—Jan 19, 2019—The Latest on Saturday at the Australian Open (all times local): 8 p.m. It was 5 in the afternoon and Novak Djokovic couldn’t understand why the lights had been turned on at Rod Laver Arena while the sun was still shining brightly. He was in the latter stages of a third-round match … Continue reading MELBOURNE, Australia | The Latest: Off with the lights says Djokovic at Aussie Open

MELBOURNE, Australia | The Latest: Cricket star Kohli meets Federer at Aussie Open

MELBOURNE, Australia— The Latest on Saturday at the Australian Open (all times local): 6:35 p.m. Virat Kohli made a quick transition from cricket to tennis to meet with Roger Federer and watch Novak Djokovic in action at the Australian Open. Kohli was at Melbourne Park on Saturday, a day after leading India to another series … Continue reading MELBOURNE, Australia | The Latest: Cricket star Kohli meets Federer at Aussie Open

MELBOURNE, Australia | The Latest: Cilic edges Verdasco in 5 at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia—Jan 18, 2019—The Latest on Friday at the Australian Open (all times local): 12:57 a.m. Marin Cilic overcame a pair of match points — including one double-faulted away by Fernando Verdasco — and a two-set deficit for a 4-6, 3-6, 6-1, 7-6 (8), 6-3 victory in the Australian Open’s third round. The No. 6-seeded … Continue reading MELBOURNE, Australia | The Latest: Cilic edges Verdasco in 5 at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia | The Latest: Sharapova sets up 3rd round against Wozniacki

MELBOURNE, Australia— Jan 16, 2019—The Latest on Wednesday from the Australian Open (all times local): 12:40 a.m. Maria Sharapova set up a third-round showdown with defending champion Caroline Wozniacki at the Australian Open after a 6-2, 6-1 win over Rebecca Peterson of Sweden. Sharapova won the Australian title in 2008 and has reached the final … Continue reading MELBOURNE, Australia | The Latest: Sharapova sets up 3rd round against Wozniacki

MELBOURNE, Australia | The Latest: 2018 champion Wozniacki advances at Aussie Open

MELBOURNE, Australia  —Jan 16, 2019— The Latest on Wednesday from the Australian Open (all times local): 5:55 p.m. Defending champion Caroline Wozniacki has advanced to the third round of the only Grand Slam tournament she’s won, beating Johanna Larsson 6-1, 6-3 at Melbourne Park. Wozniacki beat Simona Halep in the final last year at Melbourne … Continue reading MELBOURNE, Australia | The Latest: 2018 champion Wozniacki advances at Aussie Open

MELBOURNE, Australia | The Latest: Thiem fends off Paire in 5 at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia — Jan 15, 2019—The Latest on Tuesday at the Australian Open (all times local): 2:10 a.m. Seventh-seeded Dominic Thiem held off Benoit Paire 6-4, 6-3, 5-7, 1-6, 6-3 in a first-round Australian Open match that finished after 2 a.m. on Wednesday. Thiem, a French Open finalist last year, got the decisive break in … Continue reading MELBOURNE, Australia | The Latest: Thiem fends off Paire in 5 at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia | The Latest: Celebration starts too soon in a tiebreaker 1st

MELBOURNE, Australia —January 13, 2019—The Latest on Monday at the Australian Open: (all times local): 5:25 p.m. John Isner hit more aces than his opponent, 47-40. He delivered more total winners and finished with more overall points, too. What Isner failed to do for the first time in his career was beat an American foe … Continue reading MELBOURNE, Australia | The Latest: Celebration starts too soon in a tiebreaker 1st

AUSTRALIAN OPEN ’19: So many Slam champs over past 2 years

Jan 11, 2019—When Serena Williams was at her best, there was never much doubt that she’d be the favorite at pretty much any tournament she entered. While she was off the tour becoming a mom, women’s tennis was as wide open as ever. Could the Australian Open, where play begins Monday (Sunday EST), end the … Continue reading AUSTRALIAN OPEN ’19: So many Slam champs over past 2 years

NEW YORK | The Latest: Defending Open champ Stephens gets past Azarenka

NEW YORK— The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 2:10 p.m. Defending U.S. Open champion Sloane Stephens grabbed the last three games after a brief break while the Arthur Ashe Stadium roof was shut because of a light rain and beat two-time runner-up Victoria Azarenka 6-3, 6-4 to reach the fourth … Continue reading NEW YORK | The Latest: Defending Open champ Stephens gets past Azarenka

NEW YORK | The Latest: Serena wins, sets up US Open match against Venus

NEW YORK — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 10:30 p.m. Jack Sock’s rough year continued with a second-round loss as the No. 18 seed at the U.S. Open, beaten 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, 7-6 (3) by Nikoloz Basilashvili. Sock, a 25-year-old American, ended a seven-match main-draw losing streak by winning … Continue reading NEW YORK | The Latest: Serena wins, sets up US Open match against Venus

LONDON | The Latest: Tsitsipas ends 54-year wait for Greece

LONDON  — The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local): 6:10 p.m. Stefanos Tsitsipas became the first Greek male to reach the fourth round of a Grand Slam tournament in the Open era after beating Thomas Fabbiano of Italy at Wimbledon. The 19-year-old Tsitsipas won 6-2, 6-1, 6-4 in 91 minutes, becoming the first Greek male … Continue reading LONDON | The Latest: Tsitsipas ends 54-year wait for Greece

LONDON | So much is different for Andy Murray at Wimbledon this time

LONDON (AP) — Everything’s changed for Andy Murray at Wimbledon this time. A two-time champion at the All England Club, he’s not really considered a serious title contender — by himself or by anyone else, for that matter. He is not as prepared as usual as the grass-court Grand Slam tournament’s Monday start approaches, having … Continue reading LONDON | So much is different for Andy Murray at Wimbledon this time

PARIS | This one goes to 11: Nadal beats Thiem for French Open title

PARIS (AP) — In full control of the French Open final, a rather familiar position for him, Rafael Nadal suddenly was worried. He led by two sets plus a break early in the third, when the middle finger on his racket-wielding left hand was cramping so badly he couldn’t straighten it. After serving a fault, … Continue reading PARIS | This one goes to 11: Nadal beats Thiem for French Open title

PARIS | 4th time’s the charm: Halep tops Stephens to win French Open

PARIS (AP) — Simona Halep kept telling everybody who would listen: She was a different player. She was stronger mentally. She wanted so much to finally win a Grand Slam title and was sure that, one day, she would. After three losses in major finals, maybe Halep was trying to convince herself as much as … Continue reading PARIS | 4th time’s the charm: Halep tops Stephens to win French Open

PARIS | The Latest: US girls McNally and Gauff will meet in final

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the French Open (all times local): ___ 5:20 p.m. Caty McNally and Cori Gauff will meet in an all-American girls’ final at the French Open after winning their semifinals. The 16th-seeded Gauff, who is 14 years old, beat 15th-seeded Leylah Annie Fernandez of Canada 6-4, 6-3. The 16-year-old McNally, … Continue reading PARIS | The Latest: US girls McNally and Gauff will meet in final

PARIS | The Latest: Rain delay in French Open men’s quarterfinals

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the French Open (all times local): ___ 5:35 p.m. Play is being delayed by rain during the French Open men’s quarterfinals. Rafael Nadal is trailing by a set and is down a break at 3-2 in the second against Diego Schwartzman at Court Philippe Chatrier. Marin Cilic and Juan … Continue reading PARIS | The Latest: Rain delay in French Open men’s quarterfinals

PARIS | The Latest: Williams wins 1st set vs. 11th-seeded Goerges

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the French Open (all times local): ___ 7:45 p.m. Serena Williams has won the first set 6-3 against 11th-seeded Julia Goerges of Germany in their third-round match at the French Open. In warm evening sunshine on court Suzanne Lenglen, Williams clenched her fist after breaking for a 3-1 lead … Continue reading PARIS | The Latest: Williams wins 1st set vs. 11th-seeded Goerges

PARIS | The Latest: Nadal beats Gasquet again to reach 4th round

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the French Open (all times local): ___ 4:50 p.m. Defending champion Rafael Nadal has advanced to the fourth round of the French Open with a 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 win against Richard Gasquet, improving to 16-0 against the Frenchman. The 27th-seeded Gasquet trailed 5-0 in the first set before winning … Continue reading PARIS | The Latest: Nadal beats Gasquet again to reach 4th round

PARIS | The Latest: Mischa Zverev loss ends brothers’ rare GS quest

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the French Open (all times local): ___ 4:35 p.m. Mischa Zverev couldn’t keep up with younger brother Alexander at the French Open, ending their bid to become the first siblings in 27 years to reach the fourth round at the same Grand Slam tournament. The 64th-ranked Mischa lost in … Continue reading PARIS | The Latest: Mischa Zverev loss ends brothers’ rare GS quest

PARIS | The Latest: Zverev gets to French Open’s 3rd round in 5 sets

PARIS (AP) — The Latest from the French Open (all times local): ___ 6:15 p.m. Second-seeded Alexander Zverev trailed by a set and a break — and was down a broken racket, too — before eventually collecting himself and coming back to beat 60th-ranked Dusan Lajovic of Serbia 2-6, 7-5, 4-6, 6-1, 6-2 in the … Continue reading PARIS | The Latest: Zverev gets to French Open’s 3rd round in 5 sets

PARIS | Way to go, Mom: In Paris, Serena Williams wins Slam return

PARIS (AP) — For all that has changed in the 16 months since Serena Williams last played in a Grand Slam tournament — she is now married and a mother — so much was familiar about her at the French Open on Tuesday. The fashion statement, this time in the form of a black bodysuit … Continue reading PARIS | Way to go, Mom: In Paris, Serena Williams wins Slam return

PARIS | Congrats, Mom: Serena Williams wins Slam return in Paris

PARIS (AP) — For all that has changed in the 16 months since Serena Williams last played in a Grand Slam tournament — she is now married and a mother — so much was familiar about her at the French Open on Tuesday. The fashion statement, this time in the form of a black bodysuit … Continue reading PARIS | Congrats, Mom: Serena Williams wins Slam return in Paris

PARIS | Only took one day to guarantee 1st-time French Open finalist

PARIS (AP) — A year after stunning the tennis world by winning the French Open for her initial tour-level title, Jelena Ostapenko is again in rare company: a first-round loser as the defending champion at a Grand Slam tournament. Something even more unusual happened at Roland Garros, too: Venus Williams was beaten in her opening … Continue reading PARIS | Only took one day to guarantee 1st-time French Open finalist

PARIS | The Latest: Sloane Stephens eases into French Open 2nd round

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the French Open, the year’s second Grand Slam tennis tournament (all times local): 3:05 p.m. Reigning U.S. Open champion Sloane Stephens needed less than an hour to move into the second round at Roland Garros. The 10th-seeded Stephens advanced with a 6-2, 6-0 victory over Arantxa Rus of the … Continue reading PARIS | The Latest: Sloane Stephens eases into French Open 2nd round