Women's tennis

Naomi Osaka, of Japan, holds up the championship trophy after defeating Victoria Azarenka, of Belarus, in the women's singles final of the US Open tennis championships, Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
September 12, 2020 - 9:15 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — After one errant forehand in the first set of the U.S. Open final, Naomi Osaka looked at her coach in the mostly empty Arthur Ashe Stadium stands with palms up, as if to say, “What the heck is happening?” In response to another wayward forehand against Victoria Azarenka seconds...
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Naomi Osaka, of Japan, reacts during the women's singles final against Victoria Azarenka, of Belarus, during the US Open tennis championships, Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
September 12, 2020 - 6:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): ___ 6:10 p.m. Naomi Osaka has won her second U.S. Open title, rallying to beat Victoria Azarenka 1-6, 6-3, 6-3. Osaka, just 22, won her third Grand Slam title by turning around the match after playing poorly in the...
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September 12, 2020 - 6:09 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Naomi Osaka beats Victoria Azarenka 1-6, 6-3, 6-3 in U.S. Open final.
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Serena Williams, of the United States, has her ankle taped by a trainer during a medical timeout during a semifinal match of the US Open tennis championships against Victoria Azarenka, of Belarus, Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
September 12, 2020 - 2:04 pm
ROME (AP) — Four-time champion Serena Williams withdrew from the upcoming Italian Open citing the Achilles issue that bothered her in a loss to Victoria Azarenka in the U.S. Open semifinals, organizers at the Foro Italico announced on Saturday. Williams took a medical timeout for a tape job on her...
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Alexander Zverev, of Germany, reacts after defeating Pablo Carreno Busta, of Spain, during a men's semifinal match of the US Open tennis championships, Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
September 12, 2020 - 12:07 am
NEW YORK (AP) — For two full sets, Alexander Zverev was confused and listless, his body language as poor as his winner-to-error ratio against Pablo Carreño Busta in the U.S. Open semifinals Friday. Zverev double-faulted and smacked his left high. He put a backhand into the net to cede the opening...
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Alexander Zverev, of Germany, returns a shot to Pablo Carreno Busta, of Spain, during a men's semifinal match of the US Open tennis championships, Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
September 11, 2020 - 7:44 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times EDT): ___ Alexander Zverev rallied to reach his first Grand Slam final, beating Pablo Carreño Busta 3-6, 2-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-3 at the U.S. Open. The No. 5 seed completed his first career comeback from two sets down and the first...
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Naomi Osaka, of Japan, returns a shot to Jennifer Brady, of the United States, during a semifinal match of the US Open tennis championships, Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
September 11, 2020 - 3:27 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — When tennis resumed last month from a five-month hiatus prompted by the coronavirus outbreak, it was impossible to know exactly what to expect. Turns out Naomi Osaka and Victoria Azarenka have been far and away the two best women in the sport, which is why they will face each other...
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Serena Williams, of the United States, reacts during a semifinal match of the US Open tennis championships against Victoria Azarenka, of Belarus, Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
September 11, 2020 - 1:14 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Serena Williams already was struggling to keep up in a fast-paced U.S. Open semifinal when she stopped behind the baseline after a third-set point and leaned over. She held that pose for a bit, then clutched at her lower left leg and asked for a trainer. While Williams took a...
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Victoria Azarenka, of Belarus, returns a shot to Serena Williams, of the United States, during a semifinal match of the US Open tennis championships, Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
September 10, 2020 - 11:49 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): ___ 11:50 p.m. Victoria Azarenka ended Serena Williams’ latest bid for a record-tying 24th Grand Slam singles title, rallying for a 1-6, 6-3, 6-3 victory in the U.S. Open semifinals. Azarenka, a two-time Grand Slam...
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Nelly Korda watches her tee shot on the 17th hole during the first round of the LPGA's ANA Inspiration golf tournament at Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, Calif., Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
September 10, 2020 - 10:33 pm
RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) — Nelly Korda has had Grand Slam events on her mind for the last two weeks, not just her own, and she made it through the first round Thursday of the ANA Inspiration with just the start she wanted. With heat-baked greens so firm she couldn't find pitch marks, Korda hit...
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