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WARSAW, Poland | Former Wimbledon finalist Radwanska retires from tennis

WARSAW, Poland  — Former Wimbledon finalist Agnieszka Radwanska says she is retiring from tennis after a 13-year career. The 29-year-old Pole, who reached a career-high ranking of No. 2, says she is “no longer able to train and play the way I used to.” Radwanska won 20 WTA titles in her career. She reached the … Continue reading WARSAW, Poland | Former Wimbledon finalist Radwanska retires from tennis

TOKYO | Osaka beats Strycova to reach semifinals at Pan Pacific Open

TOKYO — Naomi Osaka raised her game when she needed to, and it landed her a spot in the semifinals of the Pan Pacific Open. The U.S. Open champion, who upset Serena Williams in the final in New York this month, won her ninth straight match Friday, beating Barbora Strycova 6-3, 6-4. “This was my … Continue reading TOKYO | Osaka beats Strycova to reach semifinals at Pan Pacific Open

LAS VEGAS | Serena Williams talks fashion, not fouls at Las Vegas event

LAS VEGAS — Tennis star Serena Williams talked about her fashion business, not tennis fouls during an appearance before a business convention in Las Vegas. The 23-time Grand Slam champion said not a word Friday about gender equality in sports or an argument she had last weekend with the chair umpire at her U.S. Open … Continue reading LAS VEGAS | Serena Williams talks fashion, not fouls at Las Vegas event

MELBOURNE, Australia | Newspaper reprints controversial cartoon of Serena Williams

MELBOURNE, Australia — A cartoon of Serena Williams that has been widely condemned as a racist depiction of the tennis great has been partially reprinted on the front page of the Melbourne-based newspaper that initially published it. The Herald Sun newspaper printed an edited portion of the cartoon — featuring 23-time Grand Slam winner Williams … Continue reading MELBOURNE, Australia | Newspaper reprints controversial cartoon of Serena Williams

US Open final chair ump Ramos to work US-Croatia Davis Cup

The chair umpire who penalized Serena Williams a game in the U.S. Open final has been assigned to officiate the Davis Cup semifinal matches between the United States and Croatia, The Associated Press has learned. International Tennis Federation spokeswoman Heather Bowles confirmed to the AP on Tuesday that Carlos Ramos was chosen to work at … Continue reading US Open final chair ump Ramos to work US-Croatia Davis Cup

NEW YORK | The Latest: Djokovic: Umpire changed course of Serena match

NEW YORK — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 10:15 p.m. Novak Djokovic says he thinks the chair umpire interfered too much in Serena Williams‘ match but stopped short of saying men and women are treated differently. Djokovic says Carlos Ramos “just maybe changed — not maybe, but he did … Continue reading NEW YORK | The Latest: Djokovic: Umpire changed course of Serena match

NEW YORK | The Latest: WTA favors coaching, equal treatment for players

NEW YORK — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 8:10 p.m. The WTA is calling for fair treatment of women’s players and coaching to be allowed across tennis in the aftermath of the U.S. Open women’s final. CEO Steve Simon says that all players should be treated the same and … Continue reading NEW YORK | The Latest: WTA favors coaching, equal treatment for players

NEW YORK | Serena Williams fined $17K for rules violations at US Open

NEW YORK— Serena Williams was fined a total of $17,000 for three code violations during her loss to Naomi Osaka in the U.S. Open final. On Sunday, a day after the match, the tournament referee’s office docked Williams $10,000 for “verbal abuse” of chair umpire Carlos Ramos, $4,000 for being warned for coaching, and $3,000 … Continue reading NEW YORK | Serena Williams fined $17K for rules violations at US Open