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Serena Williams retires with viral illness at Indian Wells

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) — Serena Williams’ return to tennis after a five-week break ended early with her retiring from the BNP Paribas Open because of a viral illness on Sunday. Williams raced to a 3-0 lead over two-time major champion Garbine Muguruza in their third-round match before dropping six straight games and the first set, … Continue reading Serena Williams retires with viral illness at Indian Wells

Big 3 of Djokovic, Nadal, Federer closes 2018 ranked 1-2-3

The Big Three is the year-end top three, something that last happened in 2014. With Novak Djokovic at No. 1, Rafael Nadal at No. 2 and Roger Federer at No. 3 on Monday, that trio of tennis greats leads the season’s final ATP rankings for the seventh time. This is the first time, though, that … Continue reading Big 3 of Djokovic, Nadal, Federer closes 2018 ranked 1-2-3

NEW YORK | The Latest: Alison Hughes 2nd woman to chair men’s final

NEW YORK— The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 2:40 p.m. Alison Hughes will become the second female umpire to chair a U.S Open men’s singles final. Hughes will chair Sunday’s match between Novak Djokovic and Juan Martin del Potro. She’ll be the first woman to ump a men’s singles final … Continue reading NEW YORK | The Latest: Alison Hughes 2nd woman to chair men’s final

NEW YORK | The Latest: Djokovic beats Millman to reach US Open semis

NEW YORK— The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 12 a.m. Novak Djokovic managed to do what Roger Federer could not: beat 55th-ranked John Millman at the U.S. Open. Djokovic moved a step closer to a third championship at Flushing Meadows and 14th Grand Slam title overall by eliminating Millman 6-3, … Continue reading NEW YORK | The Latest: Djokovic beats Millman to reach US Open semis

NEW YORK | The Latest: Federer upset by Millman in US Open’s 4th round

NEW YORK— The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 12:55 a.m. Roger Federer has been stunned in the U.S. Open’s fourth round by 55th-ranked John Millman of Australia 3-6, 7-5, 7-6 (7), 7-6 (3). It’s the first time in Federer’s career that he has lost to a man ranked outside the … Continue reading NEW YORK | The Latest: Federer upset by Millman in US Open’s 4th round

NEW YORK | Djokovic gets through on hot day; Federer next at US Open?

NEW YORK— Facing much more resistance from the 90 degree heat and 50 percent humidity than his outclassed opponent, Novak Djokovic figures he can count on cooler conditions during a night match at the U.S. Open his next time out. The next foe? That could be Roger Federer. Djokovic left the court at Arthur Ashe … Continue reading NEW YORK | Djokovic gets through on hot day; Federer next at US Open?

NEW YORK | The Latest: Djokovic into quarters, could face Federer next

NEW YORK — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 4:20 p.m. Novak Djokovic is on to the U.S. Open quarterfinals — and potentially a showdown with Roger Federer. Djokovic beat Joao Sosa 6-3, 6-4, 6-3 to move into the final eight at Flushing Meadows for the 11th time. The opponent … Continue reading NEW YORK | The Latest: Djokovic into quarters, could face Federer next

NEW YORK | The Latest: Djokovic’s 4th-round US Open match set to start

NEW YORK — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 2:10 p.m. Novak Djokovic is about to try to do his part to set up a U.S. Open quarterfinal against Roger Federer. Djokovic is warming up for his fourth-round match against Joao Sousa of Portugal in Arthur Ashe Stadium. The winner … Continue reading NEW YORK | The Latest: Djokovic’s 4th-round US Open match set to start

NEW YORK | Federer, Djokovic closing in on quarterfinal at US Open

NEW YORK — The U.S. Open is getting closer to a Roger Federer-Novak Djokovic quarterfinal showdown. Both play unseeded opponents in the round of 16 Monday at Arthur Ashe Stadium. Federer is a five-time U.S. Open champion and Djokovic has won the tournament twice. Djokovic is 27-0 in the U.S. Open against players ranked outside … Continue reading NEW YORK | Federer, Djokovic closing in on quarterfinal at US Open

NEW YORK | The Latest: 2-time Wimbledon champ Kvitova loses at US Open

NEW YORK — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 11:20 p.m. Novak Djokovic moved closer to a possible U.S. Open quarterfinal against Roger Federer with an efficient 6-2, 6-3, 6-3 victory over No. 26 Richard Gasquet in the third round. Djokovic saved all five break points he faced. He is … Continue reading NEW YORK | The Latest: 2-time Wimbledon champ Kvitova loses at US Open

NEW YORK | Federer’s ‘unreal’ shot at US Open; 10 of top 13 women out

NEW YORK — 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 3-all, love-40 and got out of the jam. The most spectacular part? That came, anyone who saw it surely would agree, much … Continue reading NEW YORK | Federer’s ‘unreal’ shot at US Open; 10 of top 13 women out

NEW YORK | What a shot! Federer ‘unreal’ in US Open win over Kyrgios

NEW YORK  — 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 3-all, love-40 and got out of the jam. The most spectacular part? That came, anyone who saw it surely would agree, much … Continue reading NEW YORK | What a shot! Federer ‘unreal’ in US Open win over Kyrgios

NEW YORK | Federer clarifies joke about retirement after US Open win

NEW YORK  — Roger Federer sent something of a shock wave through the tennis world with what he thought was an obvious joke after improving to 18-0 in first-round matches at the U.S. Open. “I’m happy I never stumbled at the first hurdle,” Federer said during his on-court interview Tuesday night. “Almost time to retire … Continue reading NEW YORK | Federer clarifies joke about retirement after US Open win

NEW YORK | The Latest: Federer wins easily to reach US Open’s 2nd round

NEW YORK— The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 9:10 p.m. Roger Federer improved to 18-0 in first-round matches at the U.S. Open and took one step toward a potential quarterfinal showdown against Novak Djokovic. Dressed from head to toe in a plum-colored outfit, the 20-time major champion delivered 14 aces … Continue reading NEW YORK | The Latest: Federer wins easily to reach US Open’s 2nd round

MASON, Ohio | Bertens tops Kvitova, advances to finals in Cincinnati

MASON, Ohio — Kiki Bertens advanced to her first Western & Southern Open final on Saturday, wearing down No. 8 Petra Kvitova 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 for a chance at her second title of the season. Bertens is an unexpected finalist, winning only one match during three previous appearances in Cincinnati. Her only title this season … Continue reading MASON, Ohio | Bertens tops Kvitova, advances to finals in Cincinnati

MASON, Ohio | Racket-smashing Djokovic reaches Cincinnati semifinals

MASON, Ohio— Novak Djokovic destroyed a racket to get on track and took another step toward the title that has eluded him. Enraged by his poor play in the opening set, Djokovic slammed his racket on the court and rallied for a 7-5, 4-6, 6-3 victory over Milos Raonic on Friday night to reach the … Continue reading MASON, Ohio | Racket-smashing Djokovic reaches Cincinnati semifinals

MASON, Ohio | Federer wins, Serena loses in Cincy tourney

MASON, Ohio  — Roger Federer made a successful return to the Western & Southern Open on Tuesday. The day wasn’t so great for Serena Williams. Federer advanced to the third round with a 6-4, 6-4 victory against Peter Gojowczyk, and Williams was eliminated by eighth-seeded Petra Kvitova in a 6-3, 2-6, 6-3 second-round loss. Federer … Continue reading MASON, Ohio | Federer wins, Serena loses in Cincy tourney

MASON, Ohio | Murray loses in opening round, Federer back in Cincinnati

MASON, Ohio — Andy Murray lost to Lucas Pouille 6-1, 1-6, 6-4 in the first round of the Western & Southern Open on Monday, clearing another obstacle for Roger Federer in this U.S. Open tuneup. Top-seeded Rafael Nadal dropped out Sunday night to prepare for the U.S. Open after winning his fifth title of the … Continue reading MASON, Ohio | Murray loses in opening round, Federer back in Cincinnati

LONDON  | Djokovic, Kerber, Williams each made a comeback at Wimbledon

LONDON  — From champions Novak Djokovic and Angelique Kerber, to runner-up Serena Williams, this edition of Wimbledon was all about comebacks of various sorts. When Djokovic won his fourth title at the All England Club and first at a Grand Slam tournament in more than two years by beating Kevin Anderson 6-2, 6-2, 7-6 (3) … Continue reading LONDON  | Djokovic, Kerber, Williams each made a comeback at Wimbledon

LONDON | Federer, Nadal, Djokovic headline Wimbledon quarterfinals

LONDON — Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic headline the men’s quarterfinal lineup at Wimbledon on Wednesday as the trio bid to all reach the last four at the same Grand Slam for the time since the 2012 French Open. Defending champion Federer will play in the unfamiliar surroundings of Wimbledon’s No. 1 Court … Continue reading LONDON | Federer, Nadal, Djokovic headline Wimbledon quarterfinals

LONDON | The Latest: Federer shows off cricket skill at Wimbledon

LONDON — The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local): 12:30 p.m. If he ever decides to stop playing tennis, Roger Federer may have a future in another sport. During his Wimbledon fourth-round victory over Adrian Mannarino on Monday, with the ball having already been called out, Federer played a stroke that was more akin to … Continue reading LONDON | The Latest: Federer shows off cricket skill at Wimbledon

LONDON | Federer, Serena try to avoid more upsets at Wimbledon

LONDON— Roger Federer and Serena Williams will try to avoid further upsets at Wimbledon as the third round begins on Friday. Federer was set to play Jan-Lennard Struff of Germany and Williams faced Kristina Mladenovic of France as they continue their quests for a ninth and eighth Wimbledon title, respectively. Williams finds herself the favorite … Continue reading LONDON | Federer, Serena try to avoid more upsets at Wimbledon

LONDON | The Latest: Venus Williams comes back again at Wimbledon

LONDON— The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local): 3:15 p.m. Five-time Wimbledon champion Venus Williams once again dropped the opening set, and once again dominated the rest of the way to win. The No. 9 seed, at 38 the oldest woman in the draw, came back to beat 141st-ranked qualifier Alexandra Dulgheru of Romania 4-6, … Continue reading LONDON | The Latest: Venus Williams comes back again at Wimbledon

LONDON | The Latest: Federer’s kit coup didn’t break Wimbledon rules

LONDON — The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local): 1:45 p.m. Wimbledon’s commercial director has no issues with Roger Federer pulling off a marketing coup on Centre Court. Federer drew headlines around the world when he walked onto the court wearing a Uniqlo outfit on Monday for his opening match after ending his decades-long partnership … Continue reading LONDON | The Latest: Federer’s kit coup didn’t break Wimbledon rules

LONDON | The Latest: Buzarnescu first into 3rd round at Wimbledon

LONDON — The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local): 1:05 p.m. Mihaela Buzarnescu of Romania has become the first player to book a place in the third round of Wimbledon. The 29th-seeded Buzarnescu beat Katie Swan of Britain 6-0, 6-3, clinching the match with a backhand winner on No. 3 Court. She was joined in … Continue reading LONDON | The Latest: Buzarnescu first into 3rd round at Wimbledon

LONDON | The Latest: Play starts on Day 3 at Wimbledon

LONDON — The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local): 11:45 a.m. Play is underway on Day 3 at Wimbledon, with former finalist Milos Raonic of Canada among the early starters as the second round begins at the All England Club. The 13th-seeded Raonic was playing John Millman of Australia as he bids to reach the … Continue reading LONDON | The Latest: Play starts on Day 3 at Wimbledon

LONDON | The Latest: Aussie female trio cruise into second round

LONDON — The Latest from Wimbledon: (all times local): 1:15 p.m. Australian trio Daria Gavrilova, Ashleigh Barty, and Samantha Stosur all advanced to the second round at Wimbledon with straightforward wins. The 26th-seeded Gavrilova cruised past U.S. lucky loser Caroline Dolehide 6-2, 6-3. She will face Stosur in the next round, after the 2011 U.S. … Continue reading LONDON | The Latest: Aussie female trio cruise into second round

LONDON | Swap at top: Nadal reclaims No. 1 ranking from Federer

LONDON (AP) — Rafael Nadal is back at No. 1 in the ATP rankings, retaking the top spot from Roger Federer after just one week. Monday’s new order is the sixth change of the year at No. 1, the most since there were eight in 1999. The record is 10 switches at No. 1 in … Continue reading LONDON | Swap at top: Nadal reclaims No. 1 ranking from Federer

HALLE, Germany | Federer edges Paire to advance in Halle

HALLE, Germany (AP) — Defending champion Roger Federer overcame two match points against Benoit Paire to reach the quarterfinals of the Gerry Weber Open with a 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (7) win on Thursday. Paire rallied after losing the first set to take the second, and the Frenchman defended two match points at 6-5 in the … Continue reading HALLE, Germany | Federer edges Paire to advance in Halle

PARIS | The Latest: Nadal wins 2nd set of French Open final

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the French Open (all times local): ___ 5:05 p.m. Rafael Nadal is one set away from what would be a record-extending 11th French Open title, having taken the second set 6-3 in the final against Dominic Thiem. Nadal won the first set 6-4. Nadal had a brief moment of … Continue reading PARIS | The Latest: Nadal wins 2nd set of French Open final