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BEIJING | Sevastova beats Osaka 6-4, 6-4 in China Open semifinal

BEIJING— Anastasija Sevastova beat U.S. Open champion Naomi Osaka 6-4, 6-4 Saturday to reach the China Open final. The 20th-ranked Latvian will face the winner of the semifinal between China’s Wang Qiang and Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark. The 20-year-old Osaka required a medical break in the second set for what appeared to be lower back … Continue reading BEIJING | Sevastova beats Osaka 6-4, 6-4 in China Open semifinal

NEW YORK | 4 past men’s finalists try to get back to another at US Open

NEW YORK — Two wins from being the first men’s repeat champion at the U.S. Open in a decade, Rafael Nadal meets Juan Martin del Potro in one semifinal. Novak Djokovic and Kei Nishikori play in the other matchup Friday. All four players are past finalists at Flushing Meadows, the first time that’s happened at … Continue reading NEW YORK | 4 past men’s finalists try to get back to another at US Open

LONDON | The Latest: Kerber takes opening set in Wimbledon semifinal

LONDON — The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local): 2:15 p.m. Angelique Kerber advanced to her second Wimbledon final with a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Jelena Ostapenko. Two-time Grand Slam champion Kerber made just seven unforced errors as she saw off an early barrage of Ostapenko winners to break twice in the first set. The … Continue reading LONDON | The Latest: Kerber takes opening set in Wimbledon semifinal

MOSCOW | The Latest: Wimbledon fans tuning in to World Cup semifinal

MOSCOW — The Latest on Wednesday at the World Cup (all times local): 9:55 p.m. It seems even some tennis fans at Wimbledon would rather watch England‘s World Cup semifinal than closely watch the action at the All England Club. Wimbledon’s No. 1 Court was less than one-third full for the men’s quarterfinal match between … Continue reading MOSCOW | The Latest: Wimbledon fans tuning in to World Cup semifinal

NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia | France reaches World Cup semifinals, beats Uruguay 2-0

NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia — A shot that flew directly at the hands of the opposing goalkeeper turned into a World Cup goal for Antoine Griezmann. The France striker scored the second goal in his team’s 2-0 quarterfinal victory over Uruguay on Friday, sending a seemingly easy-to-save shot at a waiting Fernando Muslera. But the ball … Continue reading NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia | France reaches World Cup semifinals, beats Uruguay 2-0