Tennis

September 20, 2018 - 6:05 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic have played against each other 46 times. From Monaco to Shanghai and everywhere in between. Regular, run-of-the-mill tournaments and major finals. On Friday night, they play on the same side of the net for the first time. Federer and Djokovic will...
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Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland reacts during the St. Petersburg Open ATP tennis tournament match against Karen Khachanov of Russia in St.Petersburg, Russia, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)
September 19, 2018 - 3:58 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Stan Wawrinka kept his injury comeback on track with a hard-fought win over Karen Khachanov to reach the quarterfinals of the St. Petersburg Open on Wednesday. Wawrinka saved two set points in each set on his way to winning 7-6 (10), 7-6 (1) over the fourth-seeded...
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Naomi Osaka of Japan returns a shot against Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia during the second round of Pan Pacific Open women's tennis tournament in Tokyo Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
September 19, 2018 - 10:17 am
TOKYO (AP) — Naomi Osaka's homecoming couldn't have gone much better. Playing in her first tournament since winning the U.S. Open, third-seeded Osaka impressed her Japanese fans Wednesday with a powerful 6-2, 6-1 win over Dominika Cibulkova to reach the quarterfinals of the Pan Pacific Open. Osaka...
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September 18, 2018 - 6:48 pm
METZ, France (AP) — Jo-Wilfried Tsonga made an unsuccessful return to competition on Tuesday, losing 6-7 (5), 6-3, 6-4 to defending champion Peter Gojowczyk of Germany in the first round of the Moselle Open. Tsonga, a three-time winner in Metz, played his first match since February after recovering...
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FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2018, file photo, chair umpire Mohamed Lahyani gives instructions before a doubles match during the U.S. Open tennis tournament, in New York. The chair umpire who climbed out of his seat to talk with Nick Kyrgios during a U.S. Open match has been suspended for two tournaments by the ATP. A statement issued by the men's tour on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, says that Mohamed Lahyani will not officiate at his next two scheduled events, the China Open in Beijing, which starts on Oct. 1, and the Shanghai Masters the following week.(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
September 18, 2018 - 3:15 pm
The chair umpire who climbed out of his seat to talk with Nick Kyrgios during a U.S. Open match was suspended for two tournaments by the ATP. Mohamed Lahyani will not officiate at his next two scheduled events — the China Open in Beijing, which starts on Oct. 1, and the Shanghai Masters the...
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U.S. Open women's singles champion Naomi Osaka poses for photographers after a press conference prior to the Pan Pacific Open tennis tournament in Tokyo Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. Osaka defeated Serena Williams of the U.S. on Saturday, Sept. 8, to become the first Grand Slam singles champion from Japan. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
September 17, 2018 - 9:48 am
TOKYO (AP) — Naomi Osaka showed how deep her Japanese roots run: She went to watch Japan's national sport of sumo and said she liked it. Osaka is in Tokyo this week to play in the Pan Pacific Open, just a week after she won the U.S. Open to become the first Japanese woman to win a Grand Slam...
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September 17, 2018 - 6:06 am
GUANGZHOU, China (AP) — Sabine Lisicki has recorded her first win since February in a WTA-level match with a 6-4, 6-2 victory over two-time Grand Slam finalist Vera Zvonareva at the Guangzhou Open. Lisicki lost her opening service game but recovered to take a 4-1 lead before the 34-year-old...
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Croatian tennis fans support their team during a Davis Cup semifinal singles match between Croatia and the United States in Zadar, Croatia, Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. Under a new format next year, the final phases of the competition will be held at a neutral site. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)
September 17, 2018 - 5:01 am
ZADAR, Croatia (AP) — Fans banging drums and blowing trumpets for hours on end. Colorful costumes. Chants more reminiscent of soccer games than tennis matches. Plus, a series of marathon matches featuring constant momentum changes and drama. The atmosphere at the best-of-five semifinal series...
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Croatia's Borna Coric reacts after defeating Frances Tiafoe of the United States in their Davis Cup semifinal singles match between Croatia and the United States in Zadar, Croatia, Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)
September 16, 2018 - 3:17 pm
ZADAR, Croatia (AP) — First it was the World Cup soccer final. Now it's the Davis Cup. Croatia will meet France again to decide tennis' premier team event. After eight hours of tennis on Sunday, Borna Coric ended a sustained comeback bid from the United States by rallying from two sets to one down...
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September 16, 2018 - 2:14 am
Taiwan's Hsieh Su-Wei overpowered American qualifier Amanda Anisimova 6-2, 6-2 on Sunday to win the Japan Women's Open. Second-seeded Hsieh converted five of six break points against the 17-year-old Anisimova, who was playing in her first WTA final. Anisimova, who turned 17 just two weeks ago, was...
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