Women's tennis

Serena Williams, of the United States, reacts during a match against Kristie Ahn, of the United States, during the first round of the US Open tennis championships, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
September 01, 2020 - 10:01 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Making quick work of an opponent for a change, Serena Williams wrapped up her 102nd career U.S. Open match win to break a tie with Chris Evert for the most in the professional era. Then Williams headed back out to the Arthur Ashe Stadium stands Tuesday night, her dog in tow...
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Venus Williams, of the United States, serves to Karolina Muchova, of the Czech Republic, during the first round of the U.S. Open tennis championships, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020, in New York.(AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
September 01, 2020 - 9:17 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): ___ 9:15 p.m. Venus Williams has lost in the opening round at the U.S. Open for the first time in her long career. Williams had been 21-0 previously, but she was beaten by No. 20-seeded Karolina Muchova 6-3, 7-5 on...
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Naomi Osaka, of Japan, wears a mask in honor of Breonna Taylor as she celebrates after defeating Misaki Doi, of Japan, during the first round of the US Open tennis championships, Monday, Aug. 31, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
September 01, 2020 - 1:32 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Before and after her first-round victory at the U.S. Open, Naomi Osaka wore a mask bearing the name of Breonna Taylor, a Black woman who was fatally shot by police. It’s just one of seven face coverings, each in honor of a different person, that Osaka brought to Flushing Meadows —...
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A member of the USTA crew watches a match during the first round of the US Open tennis championships, Monday, Aug. 31, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
September 01, 2020 - 12:07 am
NEW YORK (AP) — For all of the obvious concessions to the coronavirus at the no-fans-allowed U.S. Open — near-empty arenas; silence pierced by the occasional clap, sneaker squeak or roaring jet; a lack of line judges — the aftereffects of one player's positive test caused the biggest stir on Day 1...
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Naomi Osaka, of Japan, serves to Misaki Doi, of Japan, during the first round of the US Open tennis championships, Monday, Aug. 31, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
August 31, 2020 - 11:59 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 11:55 p.m. Two-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka managed to overcome her own uneven play to pull out a three-set victory over Misaki Doi in an all-Japanese matchup in the first round of the U.S. Open. The No. 4-...
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FILE - In this July 22, 2017, file photo, tennis Hall of Fame inductee Kim Clijsters of Belgium smiles during a news conference before enshrinement ceremonies at the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, R.I. Clijsters is scheduled to compete in the U.S. Open tennis tournament, scheduled to run Aug. 31-Sept. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
August 30, 2020 - 4:46 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The first time Kim Clijsters entered the U.S. Open, all the way back in 1999, she faced a certain someone by the name of Serena Williams. All these years later, with play at Flushing Meadows set to begin Monday, three-time U.S. Open champion Clijsters is back on the scene, out of...
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Tennis fans watch the match between Roberto Bautista Agut, of Spain, , right, and Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, during the semifinals at the Western & Southern Open tennis tournament Friday, Aug. 28, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
August 30, 2020 - 3:22 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Back in April, an on-schedule U.S. Open simply did not seem possible. The coronavirus was at its peak in New York; a building on the tournament grounds housing indoor tennis courts was converted to a field hospital. The pandemic was locking down much of society, including sports...
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Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, front, holds his winning trophy after winning his match with Milos Raonic, of Canada, at the Western & Southern Open tennis tournament Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
August 29, 2020 - 6:26 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — For all that’s been on Novak Djokovic’s plate of late — including a painful neck and his efforts to start a new players’ association in men’s tennis — he just keeps winning. He's perfect in 2020, an ideal way to head into the U.S. Open. Djokovic tied Rafael Nadal’s record by earning...
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FILE - In this Monday, Aug. 24, 2020, file photo, Arantxa Rus, of the Netherlands, right, returns a shot from Serena Williams during a match at the Western & Southern Open tennis tournament in New York. In a year unlike any other, there will be a U.S. Open tournament unlike any other. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
August 29, 2020 - 1:50 pm
In a year unlike any other, get ready for a U.S. Open unlike any other. “There was definitely a point where, in the beginning, I was like: There is no way these tournaments can even happen,” Serena Williams said about playing amid a pandemic. Professional tennis returned recently from a hiatus of...
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Coco Gauff, of the United States, returns to Maria Sakkari, of Greece, at the Western & Southern Open tennis tournament, Saturday, Aug. 22, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
August 29, 2020 - 1:32 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Listen to Coco Gauff speak about tennis, and she hardly sounds like a 16-year-old. She sounds like a veteran of the sport. Listen to Gauff speak about the issues of the day, and she doesn’t sound like an uninformed kid. She sounds like an adult, filled with knowledge and insight...
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