Women's tennis

Jennifer Brady, of the United States, reacts after defeating Yulia Putintseva, of Kazakhstan, during the quarterfinals of the US Open tennis championships, Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
September 08, 2020 - 10:40 pm
Chris Evert says the subdued atmosphere at the U.S. Open has helped American Jennifer Brady make a lot of noise. Brady notched the biggest victory yet in her breakout run at the Open, beating Yulia Putintseva of Kazakhstan 6-3, 6-2 on Tuesday. Seeded 28th, Brady said she was nervous at the start of...
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FILE - In this May 19, 2019 file photo, Rafael Nadal of Spain holds his trophy after winning against Novak Djokovic of Serbia at the end of their final match at the Italian Open tennis tournament, in Rome. Rafael Nadal is preparing his return to tennis after a seven-month layoff at next week’s Italian Open. “The Foro Italico is always a special place for me and even more so this year as it will be my first tournament following a long period without playing,” Nadal, who has won the Rome tournament a record nine times, said in a video message played at the event’s presentation Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
September 08, 2020 - 9:54 am
ROME (AP) — Rafael Nadal is preparing his return to tennis after a seven-month layoff at next week’s Italian Open. “The Foro Italico is always a special place for me and even more so this year as it will be my first tournament following a long period without playing,” Nadal, who has won the Rome...
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FILE - In this June 8, 2019, file photo, Australia's Ash Barty holds the trophy after winning the women's final match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris. Top-ranked Ash Barty will not defend her French Open title because of concerns over traveling during the COVID-19 pandemic. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)
September 08, 2020 - 3:35 am
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Ash Barty has prioritized her health over her status as women's tennis No. 1 by opting out of a second Grand Slam event during the coronavirus pandemic, this time skipping a title defense at the French Open. After pulling out of the U.S. Open, which is being contested in...
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Serena Williams, of the United States, reacts after defeating Maria Sakkari, of Greece, during the quarterfinals of the US Open tennis championships, Monday, Sept. 7, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
September 07, 2020 - 11:04 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Her breathing loud enough to hear in an empty Arthur Ashe Stadium, her third-set deficit a point from growing to 3-1 against someone who beat her less than two weeks earlier, Serena Williams scrambled to extend a 13-stroke exchange until her opponent netted a forehand. “Keep...
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Dominic Thiem, of Austria, returns a shot to Felix Auger-Aliassime, of Canada, during the fourth round of the US Open tennis championships, Monday, Sept. 7, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
September 07, 2020 - 9:20 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Don’t tell Dominic Thiem the U.S. Open is diminished in any way just because it’s the first Grand Slam tournament since the 2004 French Open without at least one of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal or Novak Djokovic in the quarterfinals. “It doesn’t matter at all if the Big Three are...
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Daniil Medvedev, of Russia, reacts after winning a point against Frances Tiafoe, of the United States, during the fourth round of the US Open tennis championships, Monday, Sept. 7, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
September 07, 2020 - 9:12 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times EDT): 9:00 p.m. Third-seeded Daniil Medvedev is into the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open, where he finished as runner-up last year to champion Rafael Nadal. Medvedev was in control from the outset of a 6-4, 6-1, 6-0 victory...
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FILE - In this June 10, 2018 file photo, the crowd watch Austria's Dominic Thiem serving to Spain's Rafael Nadal during the men's final match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium,in Paris. Spectators will be allowed at the French Open later this month despite the growing number of coronavirus cases in the country, organizers said on Monday as they unveiled the health protocols for the clay-court Grand Slam tournament. The event will take place at Roland Garros stadium in western Paris from Sept. 27 after being postponed from its May date due to the pandemic. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)
September 07, 2020 - 4:45 pm
PARIS (AP) — Spectators will be allowed at the French Open this month despite the growing number of coronavirus cases in the country, organizers said on Monday. They unveiled the health protocols for the clay-court grand slam, which will take place at Roland Garros in western Paris from Sept. 27...
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In this photo taken with a slow shutter speed, Borna Coric, of Croatia, returns a shot to Jordan Thompson, of Australia, during the fourth round of the US Open tennis championships, Sunday, Sept. 6, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
September 06, 2020 - 8:45 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 8:35 p.m. While Novak Djokovic's disqualification is grabbing all of the attention on Day 7 of the U.S. Open, there are other matches on the fourth-round schedule. No. 27 seed Borna Coric has reached his first Grand...
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FILE - In this April 7, 2012, file photo, members of the original nine women, from left to right, Billie Jean King, Peaches Bartkowicz, Kristy Pigeon, Valerie Ziegenfuss, Judy Tegart Dalton, Julie Heldman, Kerry Melville Reid, Nancy Richey and Rosie Casals, who helped start the women's professional tennis tour are honored at the Family Circle Cup tennis tournament in Charleston, S.C. The nine signed a dollar contract 50 years ago, and it turned into millions for female tennis players. They were tired of being squeezed out of events by promoters and paid 10 times less than men. (AP Photo/Mic Smith, File)
September 06, 2020 - 7:51 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Serena Williams could send a thank-you note to Billie Jean King and eight other players who signed $1 contracts to launch a new women's pro tennis circuit 50 years ago. The bold move by King and her peers, known as the “Original 9,” led to the lucrative prize funds and multimillion-...
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Photo credit FILE - In this April 7, 2012, file photo, members of the original nine women, from left to right, Billie Jean King, Peaches Bartkowicz, Kristy Pigeon, Valerie Ziegenfuss, Judy Tegart Dalton, Julie Heldman, Kerry Melville Reid, Nancy Richey and Rosie Casals, who helped start the women's professional tennis tour are honored at the Family Circle Cup tennis tournament in Charleston, S.C. The nine signed a dollar contract 50 years ago, and it turned into millions for female tennis players. They were tired of being squeezed out of events by promoters and paid 10 times less than men. (AP Photo/Mic Smith, File)
September 06, 2020 - 7:51 pm
King, Original 9 mark 50 years of women’s pro tennis tour…
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