Women's tennis

Karolina Pliskova, of the Czech Republic, returns a shot to Caroline Garcia, of France, during the second round of the US Open tennis championships, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
September 02, 2020 - 6:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 6:40 p.m. Unseeded Americans Ann Li and Shelby Rogers have pulled off upset victories in the second round of the U.S. Open. Li beat No. 13-seeded Alison Riske in a matchup between Pennsylvanians, 6-0, 6-3. Li, who is...
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Kim Clijsters, of Belgium, taps racquets with Ekaterina Alexandrova, of Russia, after loosing her match during the first round of the U.S. Open tennis championships, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
September 02, 2020 - 12:54 am
Mounting a comeback at the U.S. Open, Kim Clijsters fell victim to one. The three-time champion powered her way to an early lead but couldn't hold it, and Russian Ekaterina Alexandrova rallied Tuesday night for a first-round victory, 3-6, 7-5, 6-1. It was Clijsters' first match at a Grand Slam...
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Andy Murray, of Great Britain, reacts after defeating Yoshihito Nishioka, of Japan, during the first round of the US Open tennis championships, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
September 02, 2020 - 12:04 am
NEW YORK (AP) — This is was the sort of match Andy Murray came back for, the sort of competition and comeback he always lived for, the reason he went through two hip operations and all the hard work that followed. And it was the type of vintage Murray performance — undaunted by a deficit, adjusting...
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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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