Tennis

FILE - In this June 6, 2018, file photo, Kelly Clarkson performs "American Woman" at the CMT Music Awards at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. Clarkson will headline opening night at U.S. Open. The U.S. Tennis Association announced Monday, July 16, 2018, the Grammy Award winner will perform at Arthur Ashe Stadium on Aug. 27. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
July 16, 2018 - 4:39 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Singer Kelly Clarkson will headline opening night at the U.S. Open. The U.S. Tennis Association said Monday the Grammy Award winner will perform at Arthur Ashe Stadium on Aug. 27. This is the 50th anniversary of the U.S. Open in the professional era, which began in 1968. The Grand...
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Serena Williams of the United States is dejected after losing a point to Germany's Angelique Kerber during their women's singles final match at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, in London, Saturday July 14, 2018.(AP Photo/Tim Ireland)
July 16, 2018 - 9:59 am
LONDON (AP) — Serena Williams climbed 153 spots in the WTA rankings after her runner-up finish at Wimbledon, putting her back in the top 30. Williams is ranked 28th in the list published Monday. At Wimbledon, the former No. 1 was playing only her fourth tournament after returning from childbirth,...
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Novak Djokovic of Serbia speaks during a press conference after winning the men's singles final against Kevin Anderson of South Africa at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Sunday July 15, 2018. (Ben Queenborough/Pool via AP)
July 16, 2018 - 9:39 am
LONDON (AP) — What had gone from a Big 4 to a Big 2 is now back to a Big 3, with Novak Djokovic rejoining Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal at the top of men's tennis. Each has been written off at some point. And each has won a major tournament in 2018: Djokovic's title at Wimbledon on Sunday, Nadal's...
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Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates winning the men's singles final match against Kevin Anderson of South Africa, at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, in London, Sunday July 15, 2018.(AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
July 16, 2018 - 2:23 am
LONDON (AP) — 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...
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Stewards carry off the field a person who invaded the pitch during the final match between France and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, July 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
July 15, 2018 - 6:50 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Sunday at the World Cup (all times local): 1:43 a.m. Authorities in Moscow have charged members of the punk protest group Pussy Riot with "violation of spectators' rights" and illegally wearing police symbols when they ran onto the field during the World Cup final. The...
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Nicole Melichar, left, of the United States and Austria's Alexander Peya, lift the trophies after winning the mixed doubles final match against Britain's Jamie Murray and Victoria Azarenka of Belarus, at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, in London, Sunday July 15, 2018.(AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
July 15, 2018 - 3:43 pm
LONDON (AP) — The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local): 8:15 p.m. Nicole Melichar and Alexander Peya became Grand Slam champions for the first time by winning the Wimbledon mixed doubles title. The 11th-seeded pair defeated defending champion Jamie Murray and his new partner Victoria Azarenka 7-...
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Kevin Anderson of South Africa loses a point to Novak Djokovic of Serbia in the men's singles final match at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Sunday July 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland, Pool)
July 15, 2018 - 3:38 pm
LONDON (AP) — After coming through two grueling five-setters to reach the Wimbledon final, Kevin Anderson finally ran out of steam. It wasn't just the South African's body that let him down, though, two days after a 6½-hour semifinal against John Isner that ended 26-24 in the final set. Anderson...
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Novak Djokovic of Serbia kisses the trophy after defeating Kevin Anderson of South Africa in the men's singles final match at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Sunday July 15, 2018. (Neil Hall/Pool via AP)
July 15, 2018 - 3:06 pm
LONDON (AP) — Novak Djokovic acknowledged that he was worried. His coach was, too. Could Djokovic ever return to the top of tennis? To the heights he'd already reached? Could he put aside the time lost to a painful right elbow that required surgery and the disappointment of poor-for-him results?...
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Germany's Angelique Kerber poses with the trophy after winning the women's singles final match against Serena Williams of the United States, at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, in London, Saturday July 14, 2018.(AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
July 15, 2018 - 9:51 am
LONDON (AP) — The changes Angelique Kerber has made on the court helped her win a first Wimbledon title. She believes the changes she made off the court will ensure her second coming as a dominant force in the women's game endures. The 30-year-old German defeated seven-time champion Serena Williams...
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Katerina Siniakova of the Czech Republic, left, and Barbora Krejcíkova of the Czech Republic hold up their trophies after defeating Nicole Melichar of the US and Kveta Peschke of the Czech Republic in their women's doubles final match at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Saturday July 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)
July 14, 2018 - 6:45 pm
LONDON (AP) — Breaking and creating records weren't the most special parts of winning the Wimbledon women's doubles title for Barbora Krejcikova. Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova, both 22 from the Czech Republic, won their second successive Grand Slam title with a 6-4, 4-6, 6-0 victory over Kveta...
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