Women's tennis

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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Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, returns a serve to Roberto Bautista Agut, of Spain, during the semifinals at the Western & Southern Open tennis tournament Friday, Aug. 28, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
August 28, 2020 - 10:35 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — No. 1-ranked Novak Djokovic and former top-30 member Vasek Pospisil would be the co-presidents of a new group they are trying to set up to represent men’s professional tennis players. A letter emailed to players -- and obtained by The Associated Press on Friday -- pushes the...
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Naomi Osaka, of Japan, returns a shot from Elise Mertens, of Belgium, during the semifinals at the Western & Southern Open tennis tournament Friday, Aug. 28, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
August 28, 2020 - 6:23 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — After two days of little sleep and unexpected stress, Naomi Osaka rose to the moment. The two-time Grand Slam champion returned to the court after bringing the push for racial justice to the forefront on the tennis tour, and she advanced to the finals of the Western & Southern...
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Buffalo Bills Head Coach Sean McDermott runs practice form the middle of the field with a mask on during the second day of training camp opened to the media at ADPRO Sports Training Center's outdoor field in Orchard Park, N.Y., Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020. P (James P. McCoy/Buffalo News via AP, Pool)
August 28, 2020 - 1:11 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ North Carolina State has allowed 12 programs to resume workouts after the school paused all athletics activities earlier this week, but football remains on hold for now. In a statement Friday, athletics director...
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FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2019, file photo, Coco Gauff, right, of the United States, wipes away tears while talking to Naomi Osaka, of Japan, after Osaka defeated Gauff during the third round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York. Two-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka and 16-year-old Coco Gauff could face each other at the U.S. Open again after Thursday’s, Aug. 27, 2020, draw for the Grand Slam tournament set up a possible third-round rematch.(AP Photo/Adam Hunger, File)
August 27, 2020 - 2:32 pm
American teenager Coco Gauff and two-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka could face each other at the U.S. Open again after Thursday’s draw for the Grand Slam tournament set up a possible third-round rematch. The U.S. Tennis Association quietly posted the women’s and men’s singles draws online,...
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Naomi Osaka, of Japan, leaves the court after winning her match with Anett Kontaveit, of Estonia, during the quarterfinals at the Western & Southern Open tennis tournament Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
August 26, 2020 - 11:32 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Fourth-seeded Naomi Osaka reached the semifinals of the Western & Southern Open on Wednesday and withdrew a few hours later in a call for racial justice, drawing quick support from other players. Soon after, the whole tournament was put on hold for a day. “As a sport, tennis is...
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FILER - In this Sept. 10, 2017, file photo, cadets from the West Point military academy present the American flag across the court at Arthur Ashe Stadium before the start of the men's singles final of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, between Rafael Nadal and Kevin Anderson, in New York. The 2020 U.S. Open tennis tournament is scheduled for Monday, Aug. 31-Sunday, Sept. 13. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
August 26, 2020 - 12:02 pm
How well do you know the U.S. Open, usually each year’s last Grand Slam tennis tournament but the second of 2020? Give this AP quiz a try: —- 1st Round: Entering this U.S. Open, which woman holds the record for most appearances in Grand Slam tournament main draws? a.) Venus Williams b.) Martina...
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CORRECTS TO SAKKARI IS FROM GREECE, INSTEAD OF GERMANY - Serena Williams arrives for her match with Maria Sakkari, of Greece, during the third round at the Western & Southern Open tennis tournament Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
August 25, 2020 - 11:47 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Serena Williams let lead after lead slip away, so she figured it was her own fault when yet another match stretched to a third set and she started getting cramps in her weary legs on the way to a surprising loss at the Western & Southern Open. “I don't think that helps mentally...
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A trainer works on the neck of Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, during his match with Ricardas Berankis, of Lithuania, during the second round at the Western & Southern Open tennis tournament Monday, Aug. 24, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
August 24, 2020 - 10:47 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Bothered by a bad neck that a trainer massaged twice, Novak Djokovic double-faulted seven times and trailed by a break in each set before avoiding the rash of upsets at the Western & Southern Open by taking the last four games for a 7-6 (2), 6-4 victory over Ricardas Berankis on...
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