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  • Latest on US Open: No. 1 seed Djokovic dances into 3rd round

    September 3, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) The latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):11:55 p.m.Leave it to Novak Djokovic to engage in some sort of good-natured post-match goofiness on court at the U.S. Open.Djokovic has entertained spectators in the past with his impersonations of fellow players.

  • Latest on US Open: No. 1 seed Djokovic eases into 3rd round

    September 2, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) The latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):11:40 p.m.Novak Djokovic simply does not lose second-round Grand Slam matches.The No. 1-seeded Serb took a bit of time to get going Wednesday night at the U.S. Open, splitting the opening eight games, before reeling off 14 of the remaining 17 in a 6-4, 6-1, 6-2 victory over 52nd-ranked Andreas Haider-Maurer of Austria.

  • Latest on US Open: Bryan twins lament 'stars didn't align'

    September 2, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) The latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):11:20 p.m.Here's the way Bob Bryan summed up the first-round loss at the U.S. Open that means he and twin brother Mike will finish a season without a Grand Slam doubles title for the first time in a decade: ''It was bound to happen at some point.''

  • Latest on US Open: For 18-year-old Bencic, up-and-down moods

    September 2, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) The latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):9:50 p.m.Belinda Bencic explained it simply.''I'm 18,'' she said. ''My moods are like...'' and she made an up-and-down motion.Bencic was so down in Wednesday's second-round U.S. Open match that she cried on court. She got all the way back up to save triple match point and go on to win in three sets.

  • Latest on US Open: Bryan brothers upset in 1st round

    September 2, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) The latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):9:45 p.m.The Bryan brothers will go a year without winning a Grand Slam title for the first time in more than a decade.The top-seeded twins were upset by fellow Americans Steve Johnson and Sam Querrey 7-6 (4), 5-7, 6-3 in the first round of men's doubles at the U.S. Open on Wednesday night. They had won at least one major title in each of the previous 10 years.

  • Latest on US Open: Venus Williams into 3rd round in 3 sets

    September 2, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) The latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):9:40 p.m.Venus Williams was the U.S. Open champion in 2000-01, but she hasn't been past the third round since 2010.She moved closer to the tournament's second week by beating Irina Falconi 6-3, 6-7 (2), 6-2 on Wednesday night in an all-American second-round matchup.

  • Latest on US Open: Swiss teen Bencic wins through the tears

    September 2, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) The latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):8:45 p.m.Belinda Bencic played through the tears to rally from the brink of defeat.After crying during a changeover and repeatedly arguing with the chair umpire, the Swiss teen faced triple match point in the second set before coming back to beat Misaki Doi 5-7, 7-6 (3), 6-3 in the second round at the U.S. Open on Wednesday.

  • Hewitt, in final US Open, not relishing match vs countryman

    September 2, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) Lleyton Hewitt cheered from the stands Tuesday night as one young Australian took the court in the U.S. Open.On Thursday, the two-time major champion will be across the net from another. The 34-year-old Hewitt has served as a mentor to his country's up-and-coming players as his career nears its end, so he cringes to see them pop up in his draw.

  • Latest on US Open: Bouchard has 1st win streak since March

    September 2, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) The latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):8 p.m.Eugenie Bouchard has a winning streak for the first time in nearly six months.Bouchard, the 2014 Wimbledon runner-up, has been going through a rough season, and her 6-3, 6-7 (2), 6-3 victory over Polona Hercog of Slovenia in the U.S. Open's second round Wednesday represented the first time since March at Indian Wells, California, that she won twice in a row.

  • Latest on US Open: Nadal wins in straight sets in 2nd round

    September 2, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) The latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):7 p.m.Rafael Nadal got past the second round at this Grand Slam tournament.The 14-time major champion was pushed Wednesday by 74th-ranked Diego Schwartzman of Argentina but was able to pull out the victory in straight sets on a humid day. He won 7-6 (5), 6-3, 7-5 in 2 hours, 41 minutes.

  • Latest on US Open: Raonic wins despite treatment for back

    September 2, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) The latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):6:15 p.m.:Milos Raonic was lying on his stomach on the court, face resting on his hands, wincing as a trainer kneaded his lower back.The 10th-seeded Canadian received treatment in each of the last three sets of his 6-2, 6-4, 6-7 (5), 7-6 (1) win over Fernando Verdasco in the second round of the U.S. Open on Wednesday.

  • Latest on US Open: CoCo's racket smash entertains fans, foe

    September 2, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) The latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):6 p.m.The fans at Louis Armstrong Stadium were thoroughly enjoying CoCo Vandeweghe's racket demolition. So was her opponent.''I was cracking up on the sideline there,'' Bethanie Mattek-Sands said after beating her fellow American in the second round of the U.S. Open on Wednesday.

  • Mardy Fish makes new memories at US Open in final match

    September 2, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) Mardy Fish's last U.S. Open memory will be of the Louis Armstrong Stadium crowd roaring for him.Failing to serve out the match, his legs cramping badly at the end - those details are less important than the fact he was there, playing all out and pushing a top-20 player to the limit.

  • Williams puts aside slow start to reach 3rd round of US Open

    September 2, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) This was, in just about every measurable way, an up-and-down performance by Serena Williams, filled with double-faults - 10 in all - and two dozen other unforced errors.With her bid for a true Grand Slam at stake, and facing a qualifier ranked only 110th, Williams was far from dominant in the second round of the U.S. Open on Wednesday, before pulling ahead and pulling out a 7-6 (5), 6-3 victory over Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands.

  • Latest on US Open: Serena Williams' Grand Slam bid moves on

    September 2, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) The latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):5:05 p.m.Serena Williams' bid for a true Grand Slam is safe, despite an uneven performance in the U.S. Open's second round.Overcoming 10 double-faults and two dozen other unforced errors, Williams emerged with a 7-6 (5), 6-3 victory over 110th-ranked qualifier Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands at Arthur Ashe Stadium on Wednesday.

  • Latest on US Open: Williams pulls out rough 1st set

    September 2, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) The latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):4:45 p.m.Serena Williams got off to a rough start in her second-round U.S. Open match, before pulling out the opening set in a tiebreaker against Kiki Bertens, a qualifier from the Netherlands ranked 110th.

  • Latest on US Open: Mattek-Sands upsets Vandeweghe

    September 2, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) The latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):4 p.m.Bethanie Mattek-Sands has finally reached the third round at her home Grand Slam tournament in her 13th try.The 101st-ranked American routed countrywoman CoCo Vandeweghe 6-2, 6-1 on Wednesday at the U.S. Open. It was an especially impressive performance considering the 45th-ranked Vandeweghe was coming off a breakthrough run to the Wimbledon quarterfinals and upset 29th-seeded Sloane Stephens in the first round.

  • Latest on US Open: Defending champ Cilic wins in 3 sets

    September 2, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) The latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):3:15 p.m.Defending champion Marin Cilic is taking a quick and quiet trip through this year's U.S. Open draw so far.The ninth-seeded Cilic, whose only appearance in a Grand Slam final came at Flushing Meadows in 2014, reached the third round by beating Evgeny Donskoy of Russia 6-2, 6-3, 7-5 on Wednesday.

  • Latest on US Open: Fish's career ends with tough 5-set loss

    September 2, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) The latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):2:40 p.m.:Mardy Fish and Feliciano Lopez are both 33 and have now played each other nine times.Lopez paid tribute to his American counterpart after beating him in the last match of Fish's career Wednesday at the U.S. Open.

  • Latest on US Open: 'Lucky loser' Kasatkina into 3rd round

    September 2, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) The latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):12:40 p.m.:Daria Kasatkina is a lucky winner.The 133rd-ranked Russian teen lost in U.S. Open qualifying Friday, but when third-seeded Maria Sharapova withdrew Sunday because of an injury, Kasatkina was suddenly in her first Grand Slam main draw as a ''lucky loser.''

  • Latest on US Open: Madison Keys makes 3rd round for 1st time

    September 2, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) The latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):12:15 p.m.:Young American Madison Keys has reached the third round at the U.S. Open for the first time.The 19th-seeded Keys needed just 54 minutes to beat 100th-ranked Tereza Smitkova of Czech Republic 6-1, 6-2 on Wednesday in a matchup of 20-year-olds.

  • Djokovic to play Nadal in exhibition match in Thailand

    September 2, 2015

    BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) The world's top-ranked player Novak Djokovic will play an exhibition match against longstanding rival Rafael Nadal in Thailand next month.Suwat Liptapanlop, president of the Lawn Tennis Association of Thailand, said Wednesday that the match would be played on Oct. 2 at Bangkok's Hua Mark Indoor Stadium.

  • Latest on US Open: Petra Kvitova wins easily in 1st round

    September 1, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) The latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):11:40 p.m.The U.S. Open is the only Grand Slam tournament where Petra Kvitova has never reached the semifinals. She has never even been to the quarterfinals at Flushing Meadows. Says she's not a big fan of all the hustle and bustle of the place.

  • Latest on US Open: Murray steady against Kyrgios in win

    September 1, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) The latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):10:10 p.m.Andy Murray was only briefly troubled by Nick Kyrgios in the most-anticipated match of the U.S. Open's first round.The third-seeded Murray, who won the title at Flushing Meadows in 2012, hit 18 aces and saved 11 of 14 break points en route to 7-5, 6-3, 4-6, 6-1 victory over Kyrgios on Tuesday night.

  • Latest on US Open: Kyrgios looks as if he's taking a nap

    September 1, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) The latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):9:55 p.m.Even for Nick Kyrgios, this was unusual.At changeovers while dropping the first two sets of his first-round U.S. Open match against Andy Murray, Kyrgios - a talented and attention-grabbing 20-year-old Australian - leaned back in his chair and rested his head, looking as if he might be ready to take a nap.

  • Serena faces No. 110 Bertens at US Open in Slam pursuit

    September 1, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) Serena Williams swung through her service motion with no ball to hit.Waiting for her injured opponent to return to the court Monday night, Williams climbed out of her chair to keep her arm loose and her mind focused. No matter that the player on the other side of the net was barely chasing after shots. As she seeks the first Grand Slam since Steffi Graf in 1988, the top-ranked American isn't leaving anything to chance.

  • Latest on US Open: 1st round sets record for retirements

    September 1, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) The latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):7:30 p.m.More players have stopped playing during matches because of injuries or illness during the first round of the U.S. Open than in any round at any Grand Slam tournament in the professional era.

  • Latest on US Open: Federer credits Agassi, Sampras, others

    September 1, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) The latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):6:30 p.m.Roger Federer gives credit where credit is due.The 17-time major champion says several past opponents helped him become the player he is.Federer mentioned Andre Agassi and Lleyton Hewitt as the first to force him to improve.

  • Latest on US Open: Azarenka rips chair ump during victory

    September 1, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) The latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):5:05 p.m.Victoria Azarenka's been known to flash a temper on court - and it happened again during her first-round victory at the U.S. Open.This was the testy exchange Tuesday at Louis Armstrong Stadium that Azarenka, a two-time Australian Open champion and two-time U.S. Open runner-up, had with chair umpire Aurelie Tourte:

  • No. 2 Halep, No. 4 Wozniacki avoid upset bug at US Open

    September 1, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) Caroline Wozniacki crashed John Isner's post-match news conference, needling her good friend for arriving late to his interview session and delaying the start of hers.The fourth-seeded Wozniacki was in quite a hurry Tuesday, when she needed just 67 minutes to win at the U.S. Open against an opponent making her Grand Slam debut. Those sorts of lopsided victories have been rare among the top women so far in the first round.

  • Latest on US Open: Federer routs Mayer in first round

    September 1, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) The latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):4:15 p.m.Second-seeded Roger Federer routed Leonardo Mayer of Argentina 6-1, 6-2, 6-2 in the first round of the U.S. Open on Tuesday.Federer saved the lone break point he faced and was done in a brisk 77 minutes. The 34th-ranked Mayer had given the 17-time Grand Slam champion trouble in their only previous meeting, when Federer saved five match points to win in three sets in Shanghai last year.

  • Latest on US Open: Kokkinakis retires against Gasquet

    September 1, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) The latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):3:45 p.m.For the second straight day, a professional tennis player was serving at the U.S. Open by just casually swinging the racket overhead. After Vitalia Diatchenko was forced to eschew the jump serve against Serena Williams on Monday night because of a foot injury, Australian teen Thanasi Kokkinakis found himself in the same position because of cramping on a steamy Tuesday afternoon.

  • Latest on US Open: Young rallies to stun No. 11 Simon in 5

    September 1, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) The latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):3 p.m.Down two sets and a break, American Donald Young rallied to stun 11th-seeded Gilles Simon in the first round of the U.S. Open on Tuesday.The 68th-ranked Young won 2-6, 4-6, 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 in 3 hours, 34 minutes with a packed Court 17 urging him on.

  • Latest on US Open: Isner dominant in 1st-round victory

    September 1, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) The latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):2:30 p.m.American John Isner got off to an impressive start at the U.S. Open, beating Malek Jaziri of Tunisia 6-2, 6-3, 6-4 in the first round Tuesday.The 13th-seeded Isner never faced a break point in winning in a swift 1 hour, 43 minutes against the 81st-ranked Jaziri. Isner had 24 aces and 54 winners.

  • Latest on US Open: Wozniacki avoids upset, wins 1st match

    September 1, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) The latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):2:15 p.m.Caroline Wozniacki got herself quickly off the court on a scorching day at the U.S. Open.The fourth-seeded Dane, last year's runner-up, beat NCAA champion Jamie Loeb 6-2, 6-0 in 67 minutes Tuesday in the first round, never in danger of becoming another upset victim on the women's side.

  • Latest on US Open: Safarova is next top women's seed to lose

    September 1, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) The latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):12:15 p.m.Half of the top 10 seeds in the women's draw are already out of the U.S. Open.The second day of the tournament started just like the first, with sixth-seeded Lucie Safarova the one getting upset this time. The French Open runner-up had a tough first-round matchup against 37th-ranked Lesia Tsurenko and lost 6-4, 6-1 in just 65 minutes Tuesday.

  • Latest on US Open: Nadal deals with dehydration, bad stomach

    September 1, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) The latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):12:48 a.m.On a muggy night, Rafael Nadal said he felt dehydrated, and that's why his level of play dropped for about a set.''I had some problems. I was sweating a lot,'' Nadal said after beating 18-year-old Borna Coric in four sets in the U.S. Open's first round.

  • Latest on US Open: Rafael Nadal tops teen Coric in 1st round

    August 31, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) The latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):11:45 p.m.Rafael Nadal managed to win his first U.S. Open match since 2013, despite dropping a set along the way.Nadal, who collected two of his 14 Grand Slam titles at Flushing Meadows, moved into the second round with a 6-3, 6-2, 4-6, 6-4 victory over 18-year-old Borna Coric of Croatia in Arthur Ashe Stadium.

  • Latest on US Open: 'I mean, he's Roger,' Williams says

    August 31, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) The latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):10:35 p.m.Successful as she is in her own right, even Serena Williams relishes a chance to get an up-close look at Roger Federer on a tennis court.When they practice near each other, Williams - owner of 21 Grand Slam singles titles - takes a peek at what Federer - owner of 17 - is doing.

  • Latest on US Open: Gael Monfils stops with back injury

    August 31, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) The latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):10:10 p.m.A back injury forced 16th-seeded Gael Monfils to stop playing his first-round match against Illya Marchenko while trailing 2-6, 6-4, 5-0, 30-0.Monfils fell onto his back early in the second set.

  • Latest on US Open: Williams into 2nd round; 1st foe stops

    August 31, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) The latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):8:35 p.m.Serena Williams began her bid to complete a calendar-year Grand Slam by moving into the second round of the U.S. Open when her opponent, 86th-ranked Vitalia Diatchenko of Russia, stopped playing because of an injury with the American ahead 6-0, 2-0.

  • US Open Glance

    September 1, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) A look at Tuesday's play at the .3 million U.S. Open tennis championships:WEATHER: Mostly sunny and warm. High of 88.ATTENDANCE: Day: 34,546.MEN'S SEEDED WINNERS: First Round: No. 2 Roger Federer, No. 5 Stan Wawrinka, No. 6 Tomas Berdych, No. 12 Richard Gasquet, No. 13 John Isner, No. 15 Kevin Anderson, No. 20 Dominic Thiem, No. 21 Ivo Karlovic, No. 22 Viktor Troicki, No. 28 Jack Sock, No. 29 Philipp Kohlschreiber, No. 30 Thomaz Bellucci and No. 31 Guillermo Garcia-Lopez.

  • Murray faces Kyrgios at US Open in match full of intrigue

    August 31, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) Andy Murray is facing one of tennis' top young players in the first round of the U.S. Open, a guy who just missed out on a seed.The third-seeded Murray's meeting with Nick Kyrgios was going to be intriguing based simply on talent, though that's not why the 20-year-old has folks talking these days.

  • Dealing with anxiety disorder, Fish wins in US Open return

    August 31, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) This, Mardy Fish said afterward, is what ran through his mind during his first U.S. Open match in three years - and the first match of his last tournament as a tennis pro: ''I'm going to be OK. Everything's going to be OK. You're going to be fine.''

  • Latest on US Open: Chatty Vandeweghe beats Stephens

    August 31, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) The latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):6:20 p.m.CoCo Vandeweghe beat fellow American Sloane Stephens in straight sets in the first round of the U.S. Open - and stopped to talk about it in the middle.The 45th-ranked Vandeweghe won 6-4, 6-3 to follow up her breakthrough run to the Wimbledon quarterfinals, where she pushed Maria Sharapova to three sets. After winning the first set Monday, Vandeweghe agreed to do an interview with ESPN, an unusual move that had other players chirping on Twitter.

  • Latest on US Open: No. 1 Djokovic makes quick work of Souza

    August 31, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) The latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):6 p.m.Top-ranked Novak Djokovic needed just 71 minutes to win his first-round match at the U.S. Open.Djokovic dropped only three games in beating 91st-ranked Joao Souza of Brazil 6-1, 6-1, 6-1 on Monday. He didn't face a single break point.

  • Latest on US Open: Cilic begins title defense with 3-set win

    August 31, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) The latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):4:45 p.m.Marin Cilic started the defense of his U.S. Open title with a straight-set victory.Cilic beat 94th-ranked qualifier Guido Pella 6-3, 7-6 (3), 7-6 (3) on Monday, looking comfortable with his status as the reigning champ. Cilic was the surprise winner last year for his first major title.

  • Latest on US Open: Venus Williams stays perfect in 1st round

    August 31, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) The latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):4:20 p.m.Venus Williams won a tough three-set match on a hot day, bouncing back after failing to close out the win in the second.The 35-year-old Williams, the oldest woman in the field, has never lost in the first round of the U.S. Open. The seven-time major champ beat 85th-ranked Monica Puig of Puerto Rico 6-4, 6-7 (7), 6-3 on Monday to improve to 17-0 in her openers in New York.

  • Latest on US Open: Seeded women disappearing in 1 quarter

    August 31, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) The latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):4 p.m.The first day of the U.S. Open isn't over, and Serena Williams' potentially toughest semifinal opponents are already almost all gone.The quarter of the draw that was supposed to feature third-ranked Maria Sharapova is running out of seeded players fast. A day after Sharapova withdrew because of a lingering right leg injury, four of the seven remaining seeds in the quarter lost early Monday: No. 7 Ana Ivanovic, No. 10 Carla Suarez Navarro, No. 21 Jelena Jankovic and No. 30 Svetlana Kuznetsova. Only No. 13 Ekaterina Makarova and No. 17 Elina Svitolina had won, with No. 25 Eugenie Bouchard yet to play.

  • Nishikori, last year's runner-up, upset by Paire at US Open

    August 31, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) A year after his run all the way to his first Grand Slam final, Kei Nishikori's stay at the U.S. Open lasted only a few hours.The fourth-seeded Nishikori had two match points in the fourth-set tiebreaker against 41st-ranked Benoit Paire, but the Frenchman saved both of them then took control in the fifth for a 6-4, 3-6, 4-6, 7-6 (6), 6-4 victory Monday.

  • Latest on US Open: Nishikori stunned by Paire in first round

    August 31, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) The latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):2:30 p.m.A year after reaching his first Grand Slam final at the U.S. Open, Japan's Kei Nishikori was eliminated a few hours into the tournament.The fourth-seeded Nishikori lost in five sets to 41st-ranked Benoit Paire on Monday. The Frenchman saved two match points in the fourth-set tiebreaker and went on to a 6-4, 3-6, 4-6, 7-6 (6), 6-4 victory.

  • Latest on US Open: Mardy Fish wins to delay retirement

    August 31, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) The latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):2 p.m.Mardy Fish won't be retiring just yet.The former top-10 player will stick around at the U.S. Open for at least a couple of more days after winning his first-round match at what he says will be his final tournament.

  • Latest on US Open: No. 7 Ivanovic loses in 1st round

    August 31, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) The latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):1:20 p.m.Just over two hours into the U.S. Open, two of the top seven women are already out.Seventh-seeded Ana Ivanovic lost her first-round match Monday, but it wasn't much of an upset. She had a tough draw against Dominika Cibulkova, a former top-10 player and Australian Open runner-up whose ranking had fallen to 50th because of injury.

  • Latest on US Open: Daughter of Bills, Sabres owners wins

    August 31, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) The latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):1 p.m.The Buffalo Bills and Sabres would love some big wins like this once their seasons open.Jessica Pegula, the daughter of the owners of those pro sports franchises, won in her Grand Slam debut Monday, upsetting French Open quarterfinalist Alison Van Uytvanck in straight sets, 7-5, 6-3.

  • Nadal hopes to make new memories vs Coric as US Open begins

    August 30, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) Rafael Nadal's memories of his lone match against Borna Coric are a bit fuzzy, which is understandable.When the two met in the Swiss Indoors last October, Nadal had just decided to undergo season-ending appendix surgery once his run in the tournament ended. That would come against Coric, a gifted teen from Croatia who won that day in straight sets against a sluggish Nadal.

  • Under new TV contract, US Open returns to Sunday men's final

    August 30, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) For the first time since 2007, the U.S. Open men's final could be played on a Sunday.That is the traditional final day of a Grand Slam tennis tournament, including in New York - until five straight years of rain, followed by a two-year schedule change partly prompted by that wet weather, pushed the last match to Monday. Now, under the U.S. Tennis Association's new TV contract with ESPN, the sport's fourth major of the season will look like the first three.

  • Maria Sharapova pulls out of US Open for 2nd time in 3 years

    August 30, 2015

    Maria Sharapova pulled out of the U.S. Open for the second time in three years Sunday, withdrawing on the eve of the tournament because of a lingering right leg injury.The U.S. Tennis Association announced the withdrawal via a press release at about the same time that Sharapova, who won the title in New York in 2006, posted the news on her Facebook page.

  • APNewsBreak: Maria Sharapova pulls out of US Open

    August 30, 2015

    The U.S. Tennis Association says Maria Sharapova is pulling out of the U.S. Open on the eve of the tournament because of a leg injury.It's the second time in three years that the 2006 champion has withdrawn from the year's last Grand Slam event.Sharapova has not played a match since losing to Serena Williams in the Wimbledon semifinals in July. She withdrew from hard-court tournaments in Toronto and Cincinnati in August, citing a right leg strain.

  • Petra Kvitova wins 2nd straight New Haven final

    August 29, 2015

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) Second-seeded Petra Kvitova won her second straight Connecticut Open title Saturday, beating fourth-seeded Lucie Safarova 6-7 (6), 6-2, 6-2 in the all-Czech Republic final.It's the third time Kvitova has won the tournament, putting her one behind Venus Williams and Caroline Wozniacki for the tournament record. Kvitova won in 2012 and lost to Simona Halep in the 2013 final.

  • Even No. 2 Halep rooting for Serena to win US Open

    August 29, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) The No. 2 women's tennis player in the world hopes Serena Williams wins the U.S. Open.Simona Halep raised some eyebrows last weekend after she lost to the top-ranked American in the Cincinnati final, saying during the trophy presentation, ''I know you can do four.''

  • Anderson beats Herbert in Winston-Salem final

    August 29, 2015

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) Second-seeded Kevin Anderson of South Africa won his first pro title in more than three years when he beat French qualifier Pierre-Hugues Herbert 6-4, 7-5 in the Winston-Salem Open final on Saturday.Anderson, ranked 15th, needed just 92 minutes to secure his third career ATP World Tour tournament title, and his first since winning at Delray Beach, Fla., on March 4, 2012.

  • After restful summer, Federer in the swing heading into Open

    August 28, 2015

    CINCINNATI (AP) Roger Federer isn't in such a rush anymore. He's doing things his way and taking time to savor each moment.After losing to Novak Djokovic in the Wimbledon final, he took a month off from tournament play to be with his family and visit Africa as part of his charity work. The break seemed to work for the 34-year-old Swiss star.

  • Herbert advances to Winston-Salem final

    August 28, 2015

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) French qualifier Pierre-Hughes Herbert advanced to the Winston-Salem Open final, beating 13th-seeded Steve Johnson of the U.S. 3-6, 7-6 (5), 6-2 on Friday.Herbert, ranked 140th, will play second-seeded Kevin Anderson of South Africa or Malek Jaziri of Tunisia on Saturday in the championship match at the Wake Forest Tennis Center.

  • Lucie Safarova advances to Connecticut Open final

    August 28, 2015

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) Fourth-seeded Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic held off lucky-loser Lesia Tsurenko of the Ukraine 6-2, 7-6 (7-4) on Friday in the Connecticut Open semifinals.Second-seeded defending champion Petra Kvitova, also from the Czech Republic, faced third-seeded Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark in the second semifinal.

  • US Open fans get break from sun, but not yet rain, in Ashe

    August 28, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) U.S. Open spectators must wait out rain delays at Arthur Ashe Stadium for one more year. In the meantime, they're getting a break from Mother Nature in a very different way: shade from the blazing sun.A framework of more than 6,500 tons of steel now sits atop center court for the Grand Slam tournament. In 2016, it will support a retractable roof, the culmination of a project that requires two years to complete.

  • US Open women's final sells out before men's final

    August 28, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) With Serena Williams on the verge of making history, the U.S. Open women's final has sold out before the men's title match.Tournament officials don't have complete records but believe this is the first time that has happened.If Williams makes the final Sept. 12, she will be one win from completing the first Grand Slam since Steffi Graf in 1988. The top-ranked American has already won the Australian Open, French Open and Wimbledon this year. She also would tie Graf with the most major titles in the Open era with 22.

  • A look at Serena Williams' possible path to true Grand Slam

    August 28, 2015

    Shortly after the draw for the U.S. Open set up Serena Williams' path to completing a Grand Slam, she offered her own analysis.''It's not anything simple or easy to go through,'' Williams said.Actually, judging by her head-to-head records against many possible opponents, it might be.

  • US OPEN 2015: Capsules on top women's players

    August 27, 2015

    Women to watch at the U.S. Open, which begins Monday:SERENA WILLIAMSSeeded: 1Age: 33Country: United States2015 Match Record: 48-22015 Singles Titles: 5Career Singles Titles: 69Major Titles: 21 - U.S. Open ('99, `02, `08, `12, `13, `14), Wimbledon ('02, `03, `09, `10, `12, `15), Australian Open ('03, `05, `07, `09, `10, `15), French Open ('02, `13, `15)

  • US OPEN 2015: What to watch aside from Williams in New York

    August 27, 2015

    There is no question that the most talked-about topic heading into the U.S. Open is Serena Williams' Grand Slam bid. Even if she does dominate the conversation, a certain ''Big Four'' of men's tennis will provide plenty to discuss, too, as usual.No. 1-seeded Novak Djokovic, for example, has been nearly as dominant as Williams in 2015. He won the Australian Open, was the runner-up at the French Open, then won Wimbledon, part of a 56-5 season that includes six titles and 10 consecutive appearances in tournament finals.

  • US OPEN 2015: Capsules on top men's players

    August 27, 2015

    Men to watch at the U.S. Open, which begins Monday:NOVAK DJOKOVICSeeded: 1Age: 28Country: Serbia2015 Match Record: 56-52015 Singles Titles: 6Career Singles Titles: 54Major Titles: 9 - U.S. Open ('11), Wimbledon ('11, `14, `15), Australian Open ('08, `11, `12, `13, `15)

  • Struggling Bouchard gets help from Connors ahead of US Open

    August 27, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) Eugenie Bouchard is getting a little help from Jimmy Connors ahead of the U.S. Open.A statement issued by Bouchard's management company Thursday said the Canadian and Connors have ''no long-term plans at this time'' for a coaching arrangement.

  • Lucky-loser entry Tsurenko advances in Connecticut Open

    August 27, 2015

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) Lucky-loser entry Lesia Tsurenko of the Ukraine beat fifth-seeded Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic 6-2, 6-2 on Thursday in the Connecticut Open quarterfinals.Tsurenko lost in qualifying, but got into the field when top-seeded Simona Halep withdrew because of an injury. Tsurenko has yet to lose a set in the tournament.

  • US OPEN 2015: Tournament at a glance

    August 27, 2015

    A look at the U.S. Open, the year's last Grand Slam tennis tournament:Surface: Hard courts.Site: USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York.Schedule: The 14-day tournament begins Monday. The women's singles final is Saturday, Sept. 12; the men's singles final is Sunday, Sept. 13. The tournament returns to a planned Sunday finish; in 2013 and 2014, play was scheduled to end on a Monday; each of the five years before that, 2008-12, rain pushed back the men's final from Sunday to Monday.

  • US OPEN 2015: Women who beat Williams say belief important

    August 27, 2015

    So here's the question 127 of the 128 women in the U.S. Open's main draw will ask themselves: How do you beat Serena Williams?A solid return helps, of course. As can the occasional free point off a big serve. And an ability to hang in there at the baseline on extended groundstroke exchanges.

  • US OPEN 2015: Serena Williams eyes 1st Grand Slam since 1988

    August 27, 2015

    Ask Serena Williams what could prevent her from completing tennis' first true Grand Slam in more than a quarter-century at the U.S. Open, and the response will not include the name of a single possible opponent.''Well,'' she began when that question was posed, ''I'm always one of my biggest competitors. I can always stop myself. So that's why I kind of just try to stay positive on the court and stay really focused and stay as calm as I can.''

  • Steve Johnson in Winston-Salem semis when Yen-Hsun Lu quits

    August 27, 2015

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) Steve Johnson reached the Winston-Salem Open semifinals because of a back injury to Taiwan's Yen-Hsun Lu.Lu was hurt late in the third set of Wednesday's quarterfinal, which he lost 7-6 (1), 1-6, 7-5 to South Korea's Hyeon Chung at the Wake Forest Tennis Center. He was treated after the match and on Thursday morning. The pain and cramping persisted during practice, forcing his withdrawal.

  • Robby Ginepri, '05 US Open semifinalist, retires from tennis

    August 27, 2015

    McLEAN, Va. (AP) Robby Ginepri, a semifinalist at the 2005 U.S. Open, has retired after 14 years on the ATP World Tour.Ginepri's agency, Octagon, announced his decision Thursday.The 32-year-old Ginepri's best Grand Slam showing was his run to the final four at Flushing Meadows a decade ago, losing at that stage to Andre Agassi. Ginepri had been the only active American man to reach a Grand Slam semifinal.

  • Serena Williams could face Sharapova in US Open semifinal

    August 27, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) Serena Williams could play an All-American U.S. Open.As she seeks the first Grand Slam since 1988, the top-ranked Williams might find herself competing against the past and future of her country's championship hopes.A potential third-round opponent is 22-year-old Sloane Stephens, who beat her in the 2013 Australian Open quarterfinals and is coming off her first WTA title in Washington this month. A possible fourth-round foe is 20-year-old Madison Keys, who reached this year's Aussie semifinals.

  • Radwanska beats Cornet to reach Connecticut Open quarters

    August 26, 2015

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) Seventh-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland beat France's Alize Cornet 6-4, 6-2 on Wednesday to advance to the Connecticut Open quarterfinals.''I'm just very happy to finish the match in two sets,'' Radwanska said. ''She's a great fighter, so I knew it was going to be a long match. She can really play everything and you can expect everything from her side.''

  • Anderson beats Janowicz at Winston-Salem

    August 26, 2015

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) Second-seeded Kevin Anderson of South Africa beat 2014 finalist Jerzy Janowicz of Poland 7-6 (2), 6-4 on Wednesday to advance to the quarterfinals in the Winston-Salem Open.In a battle of big hitters - both players are 6-foot-8 - the 15th-ranked Anderson served 17 aces, and took advantage of a service break in the second set to improve to 3-0 against the 16th-seeded Janowicz.

  • US OPEN 2015: 3 years after withdrawal, Mardy Fish returns

    August 26, 2015

    For Mardy Fish, it was supposed to mark a high point in his tennis career. Instead, Sept. 3, 2012, stands out as one of the most difficult days of his life.''I was in the spot where you work your butt off to get to: the fourth round of the U.S. Open against Roger Federer on Labor Day,'' Fish recalled. ''That's why you work so hard in this game and sacrifice so much - to get to that position.''

  • US OPEN 2015: Back on court, Duval still a winner in NYC

    August 25, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) Vicky Duval suspects tennis' locker rooms were a bit too quiet without her.''Everyone I see, I'm like, `Hiiii!''' the American teen said of her return to the U.S. Open, bursting into giggles.''I think they miss my loudness,'' she added. ''I'm probably the goofiest one in there. I keep everything light.''

  • US OPEN 2015: Nadal says his struggles are on him, not team

    August 25, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) Rafael Nadal has won 14 Grand Slam titles while coached by his uncle.A few difficult months won't change his loyalty to Toni Nadal.''I have (had) an amazing career with the team that I have today, the same team from the beginning,'' the younger Nadal said Tuesday. ''So my feeling is if something's not working well it's not because of your team - it's because of myself. The one thing I have to change is myself.''

  • Lucky loser Tsurenko advances at Connecticut Open

    August 25, 2015

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) Ukrainian Lesia Tsurenko beat the Czech Republic's Barbora Strycova 6-3, 6-0 to move to the third round Tuesday afternoon at the Connecticut Open.Tsurenko was a lucky loser entry after top seed Simona Halep withdrew due to injury and won her first match despite a brief rain delay.

  • Serena Williams, Novak Djokovic are US Open top seeds

    August 25, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) Top-ranked Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic are seeded No. 1 for the U.S. Open.The U.S. Tennis Association announced the seedings Tuesday. The year's last major tournament starts Monday, when Williams will seek to complete the first Grand Slam since Steffi Graf in 1988. She has won the U.S. Open each of the previous three times she was seeded No. 1, including the past two years.

  • Johnson, Janowicz advance at Winston-Salem

    August 25, 2015

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) Steve Johnson and 2014 finalist Jerzy Janowicz of Poland won second-round matches at the Winston-Salem Open on Tuesday.Johnson, one of three Americans left in the final tuneup before next week's U.S. Open, beat Australia's Sam Groth 6-4, 6-7 (4), 6-1 at the Wake Forest Tennis Center. Janowicz needed just under 71 minutes to eliminate defending champion Lukas Rosol of the Czech Republic 6-3, 6-2. Last year, Rosol rallied past Janowicz 3-6, 7-6 (3), 7-5.

  • Radwanska cruises to win in Connecticut Open

    August 24, 2015

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) Agnieszka Radwanska breezed into the second round of the Connecticut Open with a 6-0, 6-2 victory over American CoCo Vandeweghe on Monday at Connecticut Tennis Center.The Krakow, Poland native needed only 65 minutes to set up a second-round meeting with France's Aliza Cornet, who advanced with a three-set win against Yulia Putintseva of Kazakhstan.

  • Madison Keys advances to 2nd round at Connecticut Open

    August 24, 2015

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) Madison Keys advanced to the second round of the Connecticut Open with a victory over Elina Svitolina on Monday.Keys battled back from a 0-4 deficit to win the first set 7-6 (7-4) and was leading 4-2 in the second when Svitolina retired due to a lower back injury.

  • Defending champ Rosol wins Winston-Salem opener

    August 24, 2015

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) Defending champion Lukas Rosol of the Czech Republic opened with a 6-4, 7-6 (4) victory Monday over Latvia's Ernests Gulbis in the first round of the Winston-Salem Open.The 6-foot-5 Rosol served 14 aces and took advantage of a break point in the seventh game of the first set to improve to 3-1 all-time against Gulbis, and 2-1 this year, in the final tournament before next week's U.S. Open.

  • Nick Kyrgios fined, suspended for comments to Wawrinka

    August 24, 2015

    PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) Nick Kyrgios was suspended for 28 days from any ATP-sanctioned event and fined an additional ,000 on Monday for his comments to Stan Wawrinka at the Rogers Cup in Montreal.The penalties, however, are withheld provided he meets certain conditions over the next six months, ending Feb. 24, 2016. Kyrgios remains eligible for the U.S. Open, which starts next week and is not an ATP tournament.

  • Nick Kyrgios fined, suspended for comments about Wawrinka

    August 24, 2015

    PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) Nick Kyrgios was suspended for 28 days from any ATP-sanctioned event and fined an additional ,000 on Monday for his comments this month about Stan Wawrinka at the Rogers Cup in Montreal.The penalties, however, are withheld provided he meets certain conditions over the next six months, ending Feb. 24, 2016. Kyrgios remains eligible for the U.S. Open, which starts next week and is not an ATP tournament.

  • US OPEN 2015: Cilic, Nishikori return to breakthrough site

    August 24, 2015

    A year ago, Marin Cilic and Kei Nishikori arrived at the U.S. Open to little fanfare and without much in the way of expectations.Neither had reached a Grand Slam final, let alone won a title. They could boast of one semifinal in 48 total appearances at majors - Cilic lost in that round at the 2010 Australian Open. Nishikori, meanwhile, only once had reached the quarterfinals at a major. Nishikori was seeded 10th, Cilic 14th.

  • Sharapova brings 'serious' tennis event to LA in December

    August 24, 2015

    Maria Sharapova is bringing top-level tennis back to the Los Angeles area.The five-time Grand Slam title winner will host a sports-and-entertainment event in December at the UCLA Tennis Center, with participants such as 2003 U.S. Open champion Andy Roddick, 2014 U.S. Open runner-up Kei Nishikori of Japan, Americans Jack Sock and Madison Keys, and Britain's Laura Robson.

  • Groth beats Donaldson in 1st round of Winston-Salem Open

    August 23, 2015

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) Australia's Sam Groth beat American Jared Donaldson on Sunday night in the first round of the Winston-Salem Open.Groth won 6-7, 7-6 (8), 7-6 (5) to advance to face 13th-seeded American Steve Johnson in the second round.South Korea's Chung Hyeon also advanced, beating Britain's James Ward, 6-7 (7), 6-4, 6-3. Taiwan's Yen-hsun Lu beat Robin Haase of the Netherlands, 7-6 (4), 6-2; Argentina's Diego Schwartzman topped Spain's Daniel Gimeno-Traver, 6-4, 7-6 (8); and Colombia's Santiago Giraldo advanced when Belgium's Steve Darcis retired.

  • Dominika Cibulkova advances in Connecticut Open

    August 23, 2015

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) Slovakia's Dominika Cibulkova overcame the heat and a three-hour match with Bulgaria's Tsvetana Pironkova on Sunday in the first round of the Connecticut Open.The 26-year-old Cibulkova won 7-6 (6) 6-7 (5) 6-3 as she continues her comeback from left Achilles surgery that sidelined her for more than four months this year.

  • Federer wins 7th Cincinnati title; Djokovic denied again

    August 23, 2015

    CINCINNATI (AP) Roger Federer remained perfect in Cincinnati finals, winning an unprecedented seventh championship while denying Novak Djokovic the one title that always eludes him.Federer never faced a break point during a 7-6 (1), 6-3 victory at the Western & Southern Open on Sunday. He's 7-0 in Cincinnati finals, which bring out the best in the Swiss star.

  • Tennis instructor Jimmy Evert, father of Chris, dies at 91

    August 23, 2015

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) Jimmy Evert, a highly regarded tennis instructor whose students included his Grand Slam champion daughter, has died at age 91.Evert was the city of Fort Lauderdale's tennis director for 49 years and taught a wide range of top junior players. All five of his children reached at least the final of a national junior championship, and daughter Chris became one of the greatest players ever, winning 18 major titles and finishing No. 1 for seven years.

  • Djokovic struggles past qualifier in Cincinnati semifinal

    August 22, 2015

    MASON, Ohio (AP) Novak Djokovic rallied to avoid another upset at Cincinnati on Saturday, beating qualifier Alexandr Dolgopolov 4-6, 7-6 (5), 6-2 in the semifinals of the Western & Southern Open.The world's top-ranked player has never won the tournament - the only one of the nine ATP Masters to elude him - and needed a comeback in the second-set tiebreaker to get another chance at the title. Some mistakes by the 66th-ranked Ukrainian helped.

  • Djokovic romps to straight-sets win over Wawrinka

    August 21, 2015

    MASON, Ohio (AP) Top-ranked Novak Djokovic advanced to the Western & Southern Open semifinals by dispatching fifth-seeded Stan Wawrinka 6-4, 6-1 in their quarterfinal match on Friday.Djokovic, who lost to the Wawrinka in the French Open final, will play either sixth-seeded Tomas Berdych or qualifier Alexandr Dolgopolov in a Saturday semifinal.

  • Bencic withdraws from Western & Southern with arm injury

    August 20, 2015

    MASON, Ohio (AP) Belinda Bencic withdrew from the Western & Southern Open because of a right forearm injury after losing the first set 6-2 Thursday against sixth-ranked Lucie Safarova.Bencic upset top-ranked Serena Williams last weekend en route to winning the Rogers Cup in Toronto. The 12th-ranked Bencic said it's too soon to know if she will play in next week's tournament at New Haven, Connecticut.

  • Bencic withdraws in Cincinnati after 1 set against Safarova

    August 20, 2015

    MASON, Ohio (AP) Belinda Bencic has withdrawn from the Western & Southern Open after dropping the first set against seventh-seeded Lucie Safarova 6-2 in the round of 16.No reason was immediately given for the 12th-seeded Bencic's abrupt withdrawal Thursday.

  • French Open champ Stan Wawrinka survives upset bid in Cincy

    August 19, 2015

    MASON, Ohio (AP) Fourth-seeded Stan Wawrinka fought off Borna Coric's upset bid and advanced to the Western & Southern Open third round with a 3-6, 7-6 (3), 6-3 win Wednesday.The French Open champion didn't take control until he broke Coric's serve in the sixth game of the third set and then held for a 5-2 lead. He will meet Ivo Karlovic in the third round.

  • Sloane Stephens in Cincinnati, ready to win another title

    August 18, 2015

    MASON, Ohio (AP) (AP) - Sloane Stephens knows how it feels to win a championship. She can't wait to do it again.Stephens got started on a second Tuesday, rolling to a 6-1, 6-2 upset of 10th-ranked Carla Suarez Navarro in the first round of the Western & Southern Open. She won the first title of her pro career at the Citi Open on Aug. 9 in Washington.

  • Suarez Navarro, Errani lose in 1st round in Cincinnati

    August 18, 2015

    MASON, Ohio (AP) (AP) - Two seeded women - Carla Suarez Navarro and Sara Errani - lost Tuesday in the first round of the Western & Southern Open.Sloane Stephens routed the 10th-seeded Suarez Navarro 6-1, 6-2. Daria Gavrilova defeated the 16th-seeded Sara Errani 6-1, 4-6, 6-2.

  • A serene Serena Williams not feeling Grand Slam pressure

    August 18, 2015

    MASON, Ohio (AP) (AP) - One major title stands between Serena Williams and a Grand Slam, and she's enjoying this "awesome" and "crazy" ride."There's still a lot I want to win, but I just want to keep growing," she said Tuesday. "I just enjoy going out there every time I'm out there. I have a different outlook. I'm intense when I'm out there, but I also realize that life is super short and tomorrow isn't promised."

  • After cancer, Vicky Duval gets US Open qualifying wild card

    August 18, 2015

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) Vicky Duval received a wild-card entry for U.S. Open qualifying, a week after she returned to competition following a yearlong recovery from Hodgkin's lymphoma.The 19-year-old based in Bradenton, Florida, won two singles matches at a ,000 tournament in Landisville, Pennsylvania, last week, her first action since reaching the second round of Wimbledon as a qualifier in June 2014. Shortly after that, Duval announced she had been diagnosed with cancer.

  • Fish opens next-to-last tournament with upset of Troicki

    August 17, 2015

    MASON, Ohio (AP) Mardy Fish opened the next-to-last tournament of his career with a convincing 6-2, 6-2 upset of 20th-ranked Viktor Troicki in the first round of the Western & Southern Open on Monday.Fish, a wild-card entrant who already has announced that the U.S. Open will be his last event before retiring, advanced to face second-ranked Andy Murray after his first singles victory on tour in almost two years. He last won Aug. 18, 2013, beating Evgeny Donskoy in three sets at Winston-Salem.

  • Sharapova ready to return from break at Cincinnati

    August 17, 2015

    MASON, Ohio (AP) Maria Sharapova says she's still working through a minor leg injury.The second-ranked Sharapova hasn't played since Wimbledon, where she lost to Serena Williams in the semifinals July 9. She was supposed to return last week in Toronto but withdrew after getting hurt in training.

  • Rafael Nadal hopes to finish tough season on a high note

    August 17, 2015

    MASON, Ohio (AP) Rafael Nadal hopes his hard work will pay off in a rewarding end of the season, starting this week in Cincinnati and extending into the U.S. Open.The eighth-ranked Spaniard comes into the Western & Southern Open after losing to No. 4 Kei Nishikori in the quarterfinals of the hard-court Rogers Cup in Montreal.

  • Bjorn Fratangelo to make Grand Slam debut at US Open

    August 19, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) - Bjorn Fratangelo will make his Grand Slam debut at the U.S. Open after winning the USTA Pro Circuit's Wild Card Challenge over the weekend.The U.S. Tennis Association said Monday that the 22-year-old from Pittsburgh finished the challenge with 83 points. He reached the final of the ,000 Challenger in Binghamton, New York, and the semifinals of the 0,000 Challenger in Aptos, California, and the ,000 Challenger in Lexington, Kentucky.

  • Andy Murray beats Novak Djokovic in Montreal final

    August 16, 2015

    MONTREAL (AP) Andy Murray beat top-ranked Novak Djokovic 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 on Sunday in the Rogers Cup for his fourth tournament victory of the year and third title in the Canadian event.The second-seeded Murray also won the tournament in 2009 and 2010. The Scot ended an eight-match losing streak against Djokovic since the 2013 Wimbledon final.

  • Belinda Bencic defeats Simona Halep to win Rogers Cup

    August 16, 2015

    TORONTO (AP) Belinda Bencic won the Rogers Cup on Sunday, following her upset of Serena Williams with a 7-6 (5), 6-7 (4), 3-0 victory over an ailing Simona Halep.Halep was hampered by a left leg injury and heat exhaustion and stopped in the third set.

  • Rested Federer tries for 7th Cincinnati title

    August 16, 2015

    MASON, Ohio (AP) A rested Roger Federer tries for an unprecedented seventh title in Cincinnati this week while polishing his game for the U.S. Open.Federer practiced on Sunday as the Western & Southern Open began with a pair of men's matches. On the women's side, Serena Williams is trying for her second straight Cincinnati title.

  • Serena Williams falls in Toronto semifinals

    August 15, 2015

    TORONTO (AP) Top-ranked Serena Williams stumbled in the Rogers Cup semifinals Saturday night, falling 6-3, 5-7, 4-6 to Switzerland's Belinda Bencic.The winner of the first three Grand Slam events of the season, the 33-year-old Williams is preparing for the U.S. Open. She won titles in Toronto titles in 2001, 2011 and 2013.

  • Top-ranked Djokovic beats Chardy to reach Montreal final

    August 15, 2015

    MONTREAL (AP) Top-ranked Novak Djokovic advanced to the Rogers Cup final, beating France's Jeremy Chardy 6-4, 6-4 on Saturday.Second seeded Andy Murray of Scotland faced fourth-seeded Kei Nishikori of Japan in the other semifinal.Djokoic, the tournament champion in 2007, 2011 and 2012, has won 52 of 55 matches this year. The Serb is in position to tie the ATP Tour record for consecutive Masters 1000 event titles at five. He stretched his career record against Chardy to 10-0.

  • Chardy beats Isner in rain-soaked Montreal quarterfinal

    August 14, 2015

    MONTREAL (AP) France's Jermey Chardy beat American John Isner 6-7 (9), 7-6 (13), 7-6 (4) on Friday in a rain-delayed quarterfinal at the Rogers Cup.The match began nearly 2 hours late and was interrupted more than an hour in the second set by another shower.

  • Halep beats Radwanska to reach Toronto semfinals

    August 14, 2015

    TORONTO (AP) Second-seeded Simona Halep of Romania rebounded to beat sixth-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland 0-6, 6-3, 6-1 on Friday in the Rogers Cup quarterfinals.Halep will face 15th-seeded Sara Errani of Italy in the semifinals. Errani topped Ukraine's Lesia Tsurenko 6-4, 6-4.

  • NCAA Division I tennis championships to use no-ad scoring

    August 13, 2015

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) The NCAA Division I men's and women's tennis championships will use the no-ad scoring format, starting next spring.The NCAA Division I Competition Oversight Committee announced the decision Thursday.In no-ad scoring, when a game is tied at 40-40, the player who wins the next point wins the game. Under regular scoring rules, a player must win a deuce game by two points.

  • Halep, Bencic advance at Rogers Cup in Toronto

    August 13, 2015

    TORONTO (AP) Second-seeded Simona Halep defeated Angelique Kerber 6-3, 5-7, 6-4 Thursday at the Rogers Cup.Unseeded Belinda Bencic topped Sabine Lisicki 6-1, 1-6, 7-6 (3) to keep her run going. The 20th-ranked player from Switzerland opened the tournament with a victory over Eugenie Bouchard and followed it with an upset win over fifth-ranked Caroline Wozniacki.

  • Top-ranked Djokovic dispatches Sock at Rogers Cup

    August 13, 2015

    MONTREAL (AP) Top-ranked Novak Djokovic defeated Jack Sock 6-2, 6-1 Thursday in the third round of the Rogers Cup.Djokovic needed 54 minutes to overtake the 35th-ranked Sock.Djokovic, who won the Rogers Cup in 2007, 2011 and 2012, has won 50 of his 53 matches this year.

  • ATP fines Kyrgios for 'insulting remark' toward Wawrinka

    August 13, 2015

    MONTREAL (AP) The ATP fined Nick Kyrgios ,000 on Thursday for his ''insulting comment'' toward French Open champion Stan Wawrinka during a match at the Rogers Cup.On Wednesday, a courtside microphone picked up Kyrgios saying that fellow Australian player Thanasi Kokkinakis had slept with a player who is reportedly now Wawrinka's girlfriend.

  • Tennis Hall of Fame's CEO hopes to reach global audience

    August 13, 2015

    NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) Former top-five tennis player Todd Martin has taken on a new challenge: Transforming the International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum into a global mecca for all things tennis.With the one-year anniversary of his appointment approaching, the new CEO said he's focused on making sure the facility based in Rhode Island lives up to its international title by building relationships with major tennis organization around the globe.

  • Kyrgios, Australian tennis back in the unsavory spotlight

    August 13, 2015

    BRISBANE, Australia (AP) With tournament titles drying up, it's the tantrums now that are drawing attention to Australian men's tennis.A month after Nick Kyrgios faced criticism from some of Australia's sporting greats for his racket-smashing, profanity-laced run at Wimbledon, the 20-year-old Aussie was back at the center of another media storm following his unsavory remarks to two-time major champion Stan Wawrinka during a Rogers Cup match in Montreal on Wednesday.

  • Stan Wawrinka urges action against Nick Kyrgios

    August 13, 2015

    MONTREAL (AP) French Open champion Stan Wawrinka urged tennis authorities on Thursday to take action against Nick Kyrgios for an ''unacceptable'' comment during a match at the Rogers Cup.Wawrinka wrote on his Twitter account that the Australian's words were ''not only unacceptable but also beyond belief.''

  • Nishikori tops Andujar at Rogers Cup in Montreal

    August 12, 2015

    MONTREAL (AP) Kei Nishikori defeated Pablo Andujar 6-3, 6-3 Wednesday at the Rogers Cup.The fourth-seeded Nishikori earned his ATP-Tour leading 27th hardcourt win of the year in the second-round match, which was delayed nearly 90 minutes by rain.The 25-year-old Nishikori, a finalist at the 2014 U.S. Open, won the tournament in Washington on Sunday.

  • Ukrainian qualifier upsets Wimbledon finalist Muguruza

    August 12, 2015

    TORONTO (AP) Ukrainian qualifier Lesia Tsurenko upset Garbine Muguruza 7-5, 6-1 Wednesday at the Rogers Cup.The 54th-ranked Tsurenko needed only 77 minutes to complete the victory on the grandstand court.The 21-year-old Muguruza has risen to No. 9 after her run to the final at Wimbledon. Muguruza lost to Serena Williams for the title after defeating four top-15 players at the All-England Club.

  • Glasgow arena to host Britain-Australia Davis Cup semifinal

    August 12, 2015

    GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) The Emirates Arena in Glasgow will host next month's Davis Cup semifinal between Britain and Australia.The matches will be played Sept. 18-20 on a temporary hard court in the 8,200-seat arena.The arena was also the venue for Britain's first-round victory over the United States in March.

  • Serena Williams beats Flavia Pennetta in Toronto

    August 11, 2015

    TORONTO (AP) Top-ranked Serena Williams rebounded to beat Italy's Flavia Pennetta 2-6, 6-3, 6-0 on Tuesday in the first round of the WTA Tour's Rogers Cup.The 21-time Grand Slam winner won a day after sister Venus Williams was eliminated in straight sets by Germany's Sabine Lisicki.

  • David Goffin, Grigor Dmitrov win in Montreal

    August 11, 2015

    MONTREAL (AP) Seeded players David Goffin and Grigor Dmitrov advanced to the second round of the Rogers Cup on a wet Tuesday at Uniprix Stadium.Goffin, seeded 13th, topped Steve Johnson 6-2, 6-2 when play began after a rain delay, and the 14th- seeded Dmitrov downed Alexandr Dolgopolov 6-4, 7-5.

  • Venus Williams ousted in 1st round at Rogers Cup

    August 10, 2015

    TORONTO (AP) After waiting out a lengthy rain delay, Germany's Sabine Lisicki defeated Venus Williams 6-0, 6-3 Monday night in their first-round match at the Rogers Cup.Rain washed out most of the matches scheduled in the women's half of the draw, and Williams and Lisicki didn't take the court until after 10 p.m.

  • Sam Querrey earns 1st-round win in Montreal

    August 10, 2015

    MONTREAL (AP) Sam Querrey got past Martin Klizan in straight sets 6-3, 6-3 in the first round of the Rogers Cup men's tournament on Monday.Also, France's Gilles Simon defeated Italy's Andreas Seppi in straight sets 6-2, 6-4.Spain's Tommy Robredo needed three sets to top countryman Feliciano Lopez 6-3, 3-6, 6-3. Robredo will face third-ranked Andy Murray in the second round.

  • Germany's Kerber outlasts hard-hitting Pliskova

    August 9, 2015

    STANFORD, Calif. (AP) Angelique Kerber bent her knees nearly to the ground all afternoon to dig out an onslaught of powerful ground strokes by Karolina Pliskova, beating the hard-hitting Czech 6-3, 5-7, 6-4 for the Bank of the West championship Sunday.

  • Stephens tops Pavlyuchenkova at Citi Open for 1st WTA title

    August 9, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) Sloane Stephens sat at a table for her postmatch news conference, eyed the big glass trophy sitting at arm's length, and asked, ''What happens to this?''Forgive the 22-year-old American for not knowing. She's never been given championship hardware at a professional tournament before.

  • Tiafoe, Kenin earn US Open wild cards via junior titles

    August 9, 2015

    Frances Tiafoe of College Park, Maryland, and Sofia Kenin of Pembroke Pines, Florida, earned wild-card berths at the U.S. Open by winning 18-and-under national titles Sunday.At Kalamazoo, Michigan, the 17-year-old Tiafoe held on to edge Stefan Kozlov 6-2, 6-4, 4-6, 4-6, 6-4. Tiafoe earned his second main-draw wild card into a Grand Slam tournament, after also getting into this year's French Open.

  • Nishikori comes back to beat Isner for 1st Citi Open title

    August 9, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) Kei Nishikori came back to beat big-serving John Isner 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 on Sunday for his first Citi Open hard-court title.The second-seeded Nishikori, the runner-up at the U.S. Open last year, weathered 18 aces from the eighth-seeded Isner, a 6-foot-10 American who fell to 0-3 in finals in Washington.

  • Pliskova beats Lepchenko to reach Stanford final

    August 8, 2015

    STANFORD, Calif. (AP) Karolina Pliskova advanced to her tour-best fifth final of the year, beating American Varvara Lepchenko 6-2, 7-5 on Saturday in the Bank of the West Classic.The fourth-seeded Pliskova, from the Czech Republic, recorded her 39th victory of the season, one shy of leader Serena Williams. Pliskova will make her top-10 debut when the rankings are released Monday.

  • Nishikori beats Cilic in US Open final rematch

    August 8, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) Kei Nishikori rallied to beat Marin Cilic 3-6, 6-1, 6-4 on Saturday in the Citi Open semifinals in their first showdown since Cilic beat Nishikori in the U.S. Open final exactly 11 months ago.The second-seeded Nishikori raced to a 5-0 lead in the second set. The Japanese player broke the Croatian's serve at 5-4 in the third immediately after the No. 3 seed broke Nishikori's serve to even the set.

  • Kohlschreiber beats Mathieu to win title in Kitzbuehel

    August 8, 2015

    KITZBUEHEL, Austria (AP) Philipp Kohlschreiber won his sixth career ATP title by rallying to defeat French qualifier Paul-Henri Mathieu 2-6, 6-2, 6-2 at the Generali Open on Saturday.It was the first title in 15 months for the sixth-seeded German, who improved to 6-7 in finals.

  • Eugenie Bouchard hires Marko Dragic as coach for Rogers Cup

    August 7, 2015

    TORONTO (AP) Canada's Eugenie Bouchard will be coached by Marko Dragic at the Rogers Cup, splitting with Sam Sumyk after six months and a drop in the rankings.Bouchard fell from No. 7 to No. 26 in the world, exiting from tournaments in the early rounds this season. Last year, she advanced to the semifinals at her first three Grand Slam events, reaching the Wimbledon final under longtime coach Nick Saviano.

  • Sharapova out of Toronto tournament with injured right leg

    August 7, 2015

    TORONTO (AP) Maria Sharapova has pulled out of next week's Rogers Cup with an injured right leg.The WTA announced her withdrawal from the U.S. Open hard-court tuneup tournament on Friday.Sharapova, a five-time major champion, has not competed since losing to Serena Williams in the semifinals at Wimbledon last month.

  • No. 11 Pliskova beats Tomljanovic, reaches semis at Stanford

    August 7, 2015

    STANFORD, Calif. (AP) Karolina Pliskova of the Czech republic advanced to the Bank of the West Classic semifinals Friday, beating Croatia's Ajla Tomljanovic 6-2, 6-4.The 11th-ranked Pliskova will make her debut in the top 10 when the new rankings are released Monday.

  • Andy Murray's wife expecting first child early next year

    August 7, 2015

    Now Andy Murray will get ready to take a swing at fatherhood.The two-time major champion and his wife, Kim Sears, are expecting their first child early next year, Murray's manager, Matt Gentry, confirmed in an email to The Associated Press.Murray, currently No. 3, will join the ranks of highly ranked fathers on the ATP tour: No. 1 Novak Djokovic had a son last year, while No. 2 Roger Federer is a father of two sets of twins.

  • Nishikori in Washington semis for 1st time by beating Groth

    August 7, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) Kei Nishikori withstood 15 aces and managed to break Sam Groth's big serve twice for a 6-4, 6-4 victory in the Citi Open quarterfinals Friday.The second-seeded Nishikori, last year's runner-up at the U.S. Open, saved all four break points he faced en route to reaching a tournament's semifinals for the sixth time this season - and first in five appearances at the hard-court event in Washington.

  • Kohlschreiber beats Fognini to reach semifinal in Kitzbuehel

    August 6, 2015

    KITZBUEHEL, Austria (AP) Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany defeated the third-seeded Fabio Fognini of Italy 7-6 (0), 6-4 to reach his second semifinal of the season at the Generali Open on Thursday.The 39th-ranked Kohlschreiber, who is seeded sixth, saved two set points in the opening set before winning 16 of the first 20 points for a 4-0 lead in the second set.

  • Defending champ Svetlana Kuznetsova pulls out of Citi Open

    August 5, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) Defending champion Svetlana Kuznetsova has pulled out of the Citi Open, citing an injury to her lower left leg.The tournament announced her withdrawal Wednesday night.''I am so sorry to have to do this, but my body doesn't feel up to it,'' Kuznetsova said.

  • Riske upsets No. 10 Suarez Navarro to reach quarters

    August 5, 2015

    STANFORD, Calif. (AP) American Alison Riske changed her schedule this season to include the Bank of the West Classic for a variety of reasons. One of them was to change her luck.The 59th ranked Riske did just that, beating third-seeded Carla Suarez Navarro 6-4, 6-4 on Wednesday to reach the quarterfinals.

  • Lopez beats Hewitt in 3 sets at Washington's Citi Open

    August 5, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) Feliciano Lopez ended Lleyton Hewitt's last appearance in the Citi Open with a 4-6, 7-5, 6-3 second-round victory Wednesday over the two-time major champion.The seventh-seeded Lopez wound up with a 44-23 edge in winners, including 15 aces, in the 2-hour, 10-minute match.

  • US Open media center to be named in honor of Bud Collins

    August 5, 2015

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) The U.S. Tennis Association says it will name its Grand Slam tournament's press room the ''Bud Collins U.S. Open Media Center'' to honor the veteran journalist and historian of the sport.A plaque will be unveiled during the U.S. Open next month.

  • Aleksandra Wozniak returning after 11-month injury layoff

    August 5, 2015

    TORONTO (AP) Canadian tennis player Aleksandra Wozniak is returning after an 11-month injury layoff.Tennis Canada said Wednesday that Wozniak, the Blainville, Quebec, player once ranked No. 21 in the world, will play a Challenger Series event in Winnipeg, Manitoba, starting Aug. 22. The 27-year-old Wozniak, currently ranked 696th on the WTA Tour, has not played since undergoing surgery on her right shoulder in September.

  • Fognini, Kohlschreiber reach quarterfinals in Kitzbuehel

    August 5, 2015

    KITZBUEHEL, Austria (AP) Fabio Fognini of Italy and Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany earned straight-set wins in less than an hour on Wednesday to set up a quarterfinal at the Generali Open.The third-seeded Fognini, who lost to Rafael Nadal in the final at Hamburg on Sunday, downed wild card Dennis Novak 6-1, 6-2 in the Austrian's third match at ATP level.

  • No. 8 seed Svitolina survives 3-set match to advance

    August 4, 2015

    STANFORD, Calif. (AP) Eighth-seeded Elina Svitolina, who reached the quarterfinals of the French Open, needed three sets to beat qualifier Kateryna Bondarenko in the first round of the Bank of the West Classic on Tuesday.The 20th-ranked Svitolina had lost four of her last five matches before knocking off her fellow Ukrainian in a match that lasted two hours, 31 minutes.

  • Stosur tops Mladenovic at Citi Open for 500th match victory

    August 4, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) Sam Stosur recorded her 500th career victory Tuesday, moving into the second round of the Citi Open hard-court tournament by beating Kristina Mladenovic 6-2, 6-2.Stosur is a 31-year-old Australian who won the 2011 U.S. Open. She is the seventh active woman with at least 500 match wins - across all levels, including at ITF, WTA, Grand Slam events, main draw and qualifying - and at least one Grand Slam singles title.

  • Kohlschreiber, Melzer advance to 2nd round of Generali Open

    August 4, 2015

    KITZBUEHEL, Austria (AP) Philipp Kohlschreiber overcame 14 aces by Jan-Lennard Struff to beat his German compatriot 6-3, 6-7 (5), 6-3 in the first round of the Generali Open on Tuesday.The sixth-seeded Kohlschreiber, who reached the final here in 2012, held his serve throughout and broke Struff once in the first set and again in the final set.

  • No. 6 seed Petkovic advances at Bank of the West

    August 3, 2015

    STANFORD, Calif. (AP) Sixth-seeded Andrea Petkovic beat fellow German Carina Witthoeft in a first round match of the 1,000 Bank of the West Classic on Monday.Petkovic won 5-7, 6-1, 6-3.American teenager CiCi Bellis lost her match to qualifier Misaki Doi, 6-3, 7-6 (3). Bellis was the youngest player in 15 years to win a match at the U.S. Open last year.

  • Japan's Nishikori says left calf is 'feeling pretty well'

    August 3, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) Kei Nishikori says his injured left calf is healed after taking time off following Wimbledon.Japan's Nishikori is seeded No. 2 at the Citi Open hard-court tournament and, after a first-round bye, he will face Australia's James Duckworth in the second round on Tuesday.

  • Andy Murray returns to DC tournament for 1st time since 2006

    August 3, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) Andy Murray is back on hard courts for the first time in four months - and back at the Citi Open for the first time in nine years.The two-time major champion is seeded No. 1 at the U.S. Open tuneup that begins Monday, getting his game in gear on the surface on which he won his first Grand Slam title at Flushing Meadows in 2012.

  • Austrian wild card Novak defeats Bedene at Generali Open

    August 3, 2015

    KITZBUEHEL, Austria (AP) Austrian wild-card entry Dennis Novak rallied to beat Aljaz Bedene of Britain 6-7 (2), 6-4, 6-1 in the opening round of the Generali Open on Monday.It was the first win at ATP level for the 256th-ranked Novak, who will play third-seeded Fabio Fognini of Italy in the second round.

  • John Isner wins Atlanta Open for 3rd straight year

    August 2, 2015

    ATLANTA (AP) John Isner won the Atlanta Open for the third straight year, beating Marcos Baghdatis 6-3, 6-3 on Sunday at Atlantic Station.The top-seeded former University of Georgia star has reached the finals in Atlanta in five of the past six years and is 20-3 in the event. He has 10 ATP Tour titles.

  • Hingis helps Washington Kastles win World TeamTennis title

    August 2, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) Martina Hingis helped the Washington Kastles win their record fifth consecutive World TeamTennis championship on Sunday with a 24-18 victory over the Austin Aces.Kastles captain Leander Paes was selected as the finals MVP.Hingis, a member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame, and Paes teamed to beat Teymuraz Gabashvili and Alla Kudryavtseva in mixed doubles. Hingis also paired with Anastasia Rodionova for a women's doubles victory against Kudryavtseva and Elina Svitolina.

  • Margarita Gasparyan wins Baku Cup for 1st WTA title

    August 2, 2015

    BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) Margarita Gasparyan of Russia won her first WTA title Sunday by beating Patricia Maria Tig of Romania 6-3, 5-7, 6-0 in the Baku Cup final.Gasparyan served for the match when up 5-4 in the second set but was broken back at love. However, she dominated the final set to wrap up the win in 2 1/2 hours.

  • Nadal beats Fognini to win Hamburg Open

    August 2, 2015

    HAMBURG, Germany (AP) Top-seeded Rafael Nadal overcame some sloppy play on his beloved clay to beat Fabio Fognini 7-5, 7-5 and win the Hamburg Open for the second time on Sunday.Nadal squandered a 3-1 lead in the final set and saved two set points before prevailing in 2 hours and 34 minutes over the eighth-seeded Italian and the 2013 Hamburg winner.

  • Thiem beats Goffin to take Swiss Open title

    August 2, 2015

    GSTAAD, Switzerland (AP) Dominic Thiem of Austria won his second straight title on Sunday, beating top-seeded David Goffin of Belgium 7-5, 6-2 in the Swiss Open final.The 24th-ranked Thiem added the Swiss trophy to the Croatia Open he won one week earlier. Thiem's run of three clay-court titles this season started in April at Nice, France.

  • John Isner rallies to reach Atlanta Open final

    August 1, 2015

    ATLANTA (AP) Two-time defending champion John Isner rallied to reach his 19th ATP Tour final Saturday, beating friend Denis Kudla 4-6, 6-2, 7-5 in the Atlanta Open semifinals.Isner's serve was once again overpowering and, after winning a rock-steady first set, the 22-year-old Kudla made too mistakes over the final two sets in Atlantic Station.

  • Goffin, Thiem advance to Swiss Open final

    August 1, 2015

    GSTAAD, Switzerland (AP) Top-seeded David Goffin of Belgium eased to a 6-4, 6-2 win against two-time champion Thomaz Bellucci of Brazil in the Swiss Open semifinals on Saturday.In Sunday's final, the 14th-ranked Goffin will face 24th-ranked Dominic Thiem of Austria.

  • Tig, Gasparyan reach 1st WTA final in Baku

    August 1, 2015

    BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) Patricia Maria Tig of Romania and Margarita Gasparyan of Russia both reached their first career WTA final Saturday after upsetting the two top-seeded players at the Baku Cup.Tig ousted No. 1-seeded Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia 6-3, 6-2 to extend her surprising run at the tournament while Gasparyan beat No. 2 Karin Knapp of Italy 6-3, 5-7, 6-3.

  • Nadal sets up Hamburg Open final against Fognini

    August 1, 2015

    HAMBURG, Germany (AP) Top-seeded Rafael Nadal dismissed Andreas Seppi 6-1, 6-2 to set up a Hamburg Open final against Fabio Fognoni.The fourth-seeded Fogoni beat qualifier Lucas Pouille 6-2, 7-6 (3) after saving a set point in the second set.Nadal is looking to extend his streak of having won at least one European clay court title every year since 2004. The former No. 1 has dropped to 10th in the rankings and is playing his first tournament since losing in the second round of Wimbledon. He won in Hamburg in 2008, the last time he played in the clay-court event.

  • Bouchard out of Washington even, citing abdominal injury

    July 31, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) Eugenie Bouchard has pulled out of next week's Citi Open hard-court tennis tournament, citing an abdominal injury.The tournament announced the Canadian's withdrawal Friday, quoting her as saying she is ''not ready to compete.''Bouchard was the runner-up at Wimbledon in 2014 and is a former top-10 player who is now ranked 26th.

  • Top-seeded Goffin advances to Swiss Open semifinals

    July 31, 2015

    GSTAAD, Switzerland (AP) Top-seeded David Goffin of Belgium advanced to the Swiss Open semifinals Friday, beating sixth-seeded Joao Sousa of Portugal 6-7 (7), 6-4, 7-6 (1).Goffin will face fifth-seeded Thomaz Bellucci of Brazil on Saturday in the clay-court tournament. Two-time Gstaad winner Bellucci beat fourth-seeded defending champion Pablo Andujar of Spain 3-6, 6-4, 6-1.

  • John Isner advances to Atlanta Open semifinals

    July 31, 2015

    ATLANTA (AP) Two-time defending champion John Isner ran his Atlanta Open winning streak to 10 matches Friday, riding his big serve to a 7-6 (4), 6-4 victory over Ricardis Berankis.The top-seeded Isner had 19 aces less than 24 hours after ripping off 33 in a two-set victory over Radek Stepanek. Isner will face training partner Denis Kudla Saturday in his 34th ATP Tour semifinal. Kudla, a qualifier, beat Dudi Sela 7-5, 6-0 to reach his first ATP semifinal.

  • Serena Williams withdraws from Bank of West with hurt elbow

    July 31, 2015

    STANFORD, Calif. (AP) World No. 1 Serena Williams has withdrawn from the upcoming Bank of the West Classic because of an elbow injury she says must get ''back to 100 percent.''The tournament announced her withdrawal Friday. It runs Aug. 3-9 at Stanford University.

  • Nadal beats Cuevas, reaches semifinals of Hamburg Open

    July 31, 2015

    HAMBURG, Germany (AP) Top-seeded Rafael Nadal advanced to the semifinals of the Hamburg Open by beating fifth-seeded Pablo Cuevas 6-3, 6-2 Friday.Nadal's semifinal opponent will be Andreas Seppi, who reached the last four without having to play. His opponent, Simone Bolleli, withdrew with a stomach ailment.

  • Top seeds Pavlyuchenkova, Knapp move into Baku Cup semis

    July 31, 2015

    BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) To take their seeded place in the Baku Cup final, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia and Karin Knapp of Italy will have to pass two first-time semifinalists on the WTA tour.No. 1-seeded Pavlyuchenkova defeated Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium 6-1, 6-3 in the quarterfinals on Friday, saving all four break chances she faced, while No. 2-seeded Knapp beat Alexandra Panova of Russia 6-2, 7-6 (4) to even their head-to-head at 2-2.

  • Azarenka pulls out of Citi Open hard-court tournament in DC

    July 30, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) Former No. 1 and two-time major champion Victoria Azarenka has pulled out of next week's Citi Open hard-court tournament because of an injured right shoulder.The tournament announced Azarenka's withdrawal on Thursday, saying that CoCo Vandeweghe will get a wild-card entry for the main draw.

  • Denis Kudla beats Jack Sock 7-6 (6), 6-3 in Atlanta Open

    July 30, 2015

    ATLANTA (AP) Ukrainian qualifier Denis Kudla upset third-seeded Jack Sock 7-6 (6), 6-3 on Thursday in the Atlanta Open, and No. 6 Steve Johnson and No. 8 Benjamin Becker also tumbled out.Sock, an American ranked No. 35 in the world, battled in the first set before falling quickly in the second when his service game all but abandoned him on the super-heated court at Atlantic Station.

  • All 8 seeds advance to Swiss Open quarterfinals

    July 30, 2015

    GSTAAD, Switzerland (AP) All eight seeds have reached the Swiss Open quarterfinals, making the clay-court tournament the first on the ATP circuit to achieve that feat in six years.Sixth-seeded Joao Sousa of Portugal saved three match points to preserve the record on Thursday, going on to beat Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan 6-7 (6), 6-3, 7-6 (4).

  • Nadal toils past Vesely to make Hamburg Open quarterfinals

    July 30, 2015

    HAMBURG, Germany (AP) Top-seeded Rafael Nadal toiled to beat Jiri Vesely 6-4, 7-6 (2) to reach the Hamburg Open quarterfinals on Thursday.Nadal's quarterfinal opponent will be fifth-seeded Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay, who outlasted Jerzy Janowicz of Poland 6-3, 4-6, 6-2.

  • 2nd seed Knapp cruises into Baku Cup last 8

    July 30, 2015

    BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) Second-seeded Karin Knapp of Italy swept into the Baku Cup quarterfinals with a 46-minute rout of Anett Kontaveit of Estonia on Thursday.Knapp dropped only one game.She's backing up from a loss in the Bad Gastein final on Sunday. Next up will be Alexandra Panova, one of four Russians in the last eight.

  • Pospisil overcomes heat, cramps to beat Lu in Atlanta

    July 29, 2015

    ATLANTA (AP) Vasek Pospisil overcame sweltering heat and cramps to outlast Yen-Hsun Lu in the Atlanta Open on Wednesday.Pospisil, the No. 2 seed from Canada, beat Taiwan's Lu 6-4, 6-7 (3), 6-4. The match ended on Lu's second double-fault of the match.

  • Roger Federer pulls out of Montreal tournament

    July 29, 2015

    MONTREAL (AP) Roger Federer pulled out of next month's Rogers Cup hard-court tournament on Wednesday.A spokeswoman for Tennis Canada, Valerie Tetreault, wrote in an email to The Associated Press that Federer ''wants to make sure he will be (in) top shape for'' the U.S. Open, the year's last Grand Slam tournament, which begins Aug. 31.

  • Defending champion Andujar advances at Swiss Open

    July 29, 2015

    GSTAAD, Switzerland (AP) Defending champion Pablo Andujar of Spain advanced to the Swiss Open quarterfinals by beating Dusan Lajovic of Serbia 7-5, 6-2 on Wednesday.Fourth-seeded Andujar next faces another former champion on the Gstaad clay courts, two-time winner Thomaz Bellucci of Brazil.

  • Bedene upsets Bautista Agut to reach Hamburg quarterfinals

    July 29, 2015

    HAMBURG, Germany (AP) Aljaz Bedene advanced to the quarterfinals of the Hamburg Open by upsetting third-seeded Roberto Bautista Agut 7-6 (2), 7-6 (7) on Wednesday.Bedene will next play eight-seeded Fabio Fognini, who needed three sets to overcome Albert Ramos-Vinolas, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3.

  • Mardy Fish handed first-round loss to Dudi Sela in Atlanta

    July 28, 2015

    ATLANTA (AP) The first stop of Mardy Fish's farewell tour ended quickly with a 6-4, 6-4 first-round loss to Dudi Sela in the Atlanta Open on Tuesday night.Fish said it was a success just to play only his second competitive match of the year. He recently announced he will retire after the U.S. Open, and he also disclosed details of his battles with anxiety disorder.

  • Nadal makes winning start at Hamburg Open, beats Verdasco

    July 28, 2015

    HAMBURG, Germany (AP) Top-seeded Rafael Nadal overcame a sluggish start to beat Fernando Verdasco 3-6, 6-1, 6-1 in the first round of the Hamburg Open on Tuesday.Nadal was playing his first match since losing to Dustin Brown in the second round of Wimbledon. The former No. 1 in the world has fallen to No. 10.

  • Zeballos beats Russian teen Rublev in Swiss Open 1st round

    July 27, 2015

    GSTAAD, Switzerland (AP) Horacio Zeballos of Argentina beat Russian teenager Andrey Rublev 6-4, 7-6(1) in the Swiss Open on Monday to earn a second-round match against top-seeded David Goffin of Belgium.Zeballos took the only break point he needed in the first set against his 17-year-old, wild-card opponent. After exchanging service breaks in the second, Zeballos cruised through the tiebreaker.

  • Roddick takes break from retirement to play doubles

    July 27, 2015

    ATLANTA (AP) Even retirement couldn't stop Andy Roddick from one last chance to play doubles with his friend Mardy Fish in this week's Atlanta Open.Roddick is returning to help escort Fish into his retirement.Roddick, 32, says Atlanta served as the ''bookends'' of his career. It's where he won his first tour title in 2001 and his last in 2012. He retired in 2012 and being back, if only for a week, left him feeling ''awkward.''

  • Mayer beats Montanes, Ramos-Vinolas edges Almagro

    July 27, 2015

    HAMBURG, Germany (AP) Florian Mayer rallied to beat qualifier Albert Montanes 4-6, 6-2, 6-2 in the opening round of the Hamburg Open on Monday.Mayer is a wild-card entry into the clay-court event and is coming back after a long-term groin injury.In other action, Jerzy Janowicz beat qualifier Taro Daniel 6-4, 6-3 and Albert Ramos-Vinolas edged Nicolas Almagro 6-4, 7-6 (3). Almagro wasted a set point in the second.

  • Tsurenko beats Radwanska to win Istanbul Cup

    July 26, 2015

    ISTANBUL (AP) Lesia Tsurenko won her first ATP Tour title on Sunday after beating Urszula Radwanska in the final of the Istanbul Cup.The Ukrainian saw off her Polish counterpart in straight sets, 7-5, 6-1.''When I saw the draw it looked tough, but I believe that if you go to a tournament you can win it,'' Tsurenko said.

  • Tomic tops Mannarino to win Claro Open for 2nd straight year

    July 26, 2015

    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) Bernard Tomic of Australia defeated Frenchman Adrian Mannarino 6-1, 3-6, 6-2 to win the Claro Open for the second consecutive year on Sunday.The 29th-ranked Tomic broke Mannarino's serve twice in the third set to secure the victory in Colombia and clinch his third career title.

  • Thiem wins Croatia Open beating Sousa

    July 26, 2015

    UMAG, Croatia (AP) Dominik Thiem of Austria beat Joao Sousa of Portugal 6-4, 6-1 to win the Croatia Open on Sunday.Thiem became the first Austrian to win the title since Thomas Muster in 1995. After defeating top-seeded Gael Monfils of France in the semifinals he stunned Sousa in just 61 minutes.

  • Paire takes first ATP title with win over Robredo at Bastad

    July 26, 2015

    BASTAD, Sweden (AP) Benoit Paire of France won his first ATP title on Sunday after beating Spain's Tommy Robredo 7-6 (9-7), 6-3, in the men's final at the Swedish Open.The 26-year-old saved two set points in the first set tiebreak, which he eventually won in 56 minutes on a cool, blustery day.

  • Knapp beats top-seeded Errani to reach Gastein Ladies final

    July 26, 2015

    BAD GASTEIN, Austria (AP) Karin Knapp outlasted top-seeded Sara Errani 7-6 (4), 4-6, 7-5 to set up a final against Australia's Samantha Stosur at the Gastein Ladies on Sunday.The all-Italian match was moved from Saturday because of rain. The final will be played later Sunday.

  • Tomic to play Mannarino in Claro Open final

    July 25, 2015

    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) Bernard Tomic of Australia defeated Michael Berrer of Germany 6-4, 6-7 (4), 7-6 (3) to reach the Claro Open final for the second year in a row on Saturday.Tomic will defend his title against Frenchman Adrian Mannarino, who earned a chance to win his first ATP title by beating top-seeded Ivo Karlovic of Croatia 7-6 (5), 7-6 (5).

  • Radwanska, Tsurenko to play for 1st title at Istanbul Cup

    July 25, 2015

    ISTANBUL (AP) Lesia Tsurenko of Ukraine and Usrzula Radwanska of Poland will play for their first WTA singles title in the Istanbul Cup final.The 99th-ranked Radwanska beat the 71st-ranked Tsurenko in their only previous match by retirement, in Doha, Qatar, in 2012.

  • Sousa defeats Bautista Agut to reach Croatia Open final

    July 25, 2015

    UMAG, Croatia (AP) Joao Sousa from Portugal rallied to upset second-seeded Roberto Batista Agut of Spain 4-6, 6-2, 6-3 and reach the Croatia Open final on Saturday.In his fifth career final, Sousa will attempt to win his second title, after Kuala Lumpur in 2013.

  • Paire, Robredo advance to Swedish Open final

    July 25, 2015

    BOSTAD, Sweden (AP) Benoit Paire of France knocked out defending champion Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay 6-4, 6-3 in the Swedish Open semifinals on Saturday.Paire will chase his first ATP title on Sunday against Tommy Robredo of Spain, who will be trying for his third Bastad title, following victories in 2006 and 2008.

  • Stosur beats Schmiedlova to reach Gastein Ladies final

    July 25, 2015

    BAD GASTEIN, Austria (AP) Samantha Stosur reached her second final of the season after winning the last five games to beat Anna Karolina Schmiedlova of Slovakia 6-1, 7-5 at the Gastein Ladies on Saturday.The 23rd-ranked Australian, who won her seventh career title in Strasbourg in May, will play top-seeded Sara Errani or fellow Italian Karin Knapp in Sunday's final.

  • Sousa upsets Fognini to reach Croatia Open semifinals

    July 24, 2015

    UMAG, Croatia (AP) Joao Sousa saved a match point and upset fifth-seeded Fabio Fognini of Italy 6-2, 3-6, 7-6 (6) Friday to advance to the semifinals of the Croatia Open.It's the third semifinal this year for the Portuguese, who reached the final in Geneva in May.

  • Cuevas advances to Swedish Open semifinals

    July 24, 2015

    BASTAD, Sweden (AP) Defending champion Pablo Cuevas beat Steve Darcis of Belgium 6-3, 6-4 in the Swedish Open quarterfinals on Friday.In the semifinals the third-seeded Uruguayan faces France's Benoit Paire, who easily defeated Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan 6-4, 6-2 in just under an hour.

  • Tsurenko, Radwanska stay in Istanbul hunt for 1st WTA title

    July 24, 2015

    ISTANBUL (AP) Urszula Radwanska of Poland beat the last surviving seed in the Istanbul Cup quarterfinals when she outlasted No. 8 Tsvetana Pironkova of Bulgaria 6-2, 3-6, 7-6 (5) on Friday.In reaching the semis, Radwanska earned her best result on tour in three years. She was bothered by right shoulder and right leg injuries over the last two years. The younger sister of top-10 player Agnieszka Radwanska, Urszula was still searching for her first WTA singles title. She won the doubles here eight years ago with Agnieszka.

  • Federer, Wawrinka return for Switzerland in Davis Cup

    July 24, 2015

    BERN, Switzerland (AP) Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka will play for Switzerland in the Davis Cup playoffs against the Netherlands.The best-of-five series is scheduled for Sept. 18-20 in Switzerland at a venue yet to be determined. The winner will play in the 16-nation World Group next year.

  • Stosur, Schmiedlova reach semifinals at Gastein Ladies

    July 24, 2015

    BAD GASTEIN, Austria (AP) Samantha Stosur advance to her second semifinal of the season by beating Danka Kovinic of Montenegro 6-3, 6-2 Friday at the Gastein Ladies.The second-seeded Australian, who won her seventh career title in Strasbourg in May, avoided break points to set up a semifinal match against Anna Karolina Schmiedlova of Slovakia.

  • Top seed Karlovic beats Galan to reach Claro Open quarters

    July 23, 2015

    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) Top-seeded Ivo Karlovic of Croatia came back to defeat home-crowd favorite Daniel Elahi Galan 6-7 (12), 6-1, 6-3 to reach the quarterfinals of the Claro Open on Thursday.The 23rd-ranked Karlovic served 28 aces and didn't allow a single break point against the 607th-ranked Colombian.

  • No. 8 Pironkova last seed standing at Istanbul Cup

    July 23, 2015

    ISTANBUL (AP) Tsvetana Pironkova of Bulgaria was the only seed - the No. 8 and last - to reach the Istanbul Cup quarterfinals on Thursday.Pironkova defeated Kurumi Nara of Japan 6-3, 1-6, 6-1, then learned fourth-seeded Alize Cornet of France was overhauled by Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium, and fifth-seeded Camila Giorgi lost an all-Italian match with Francesca Schiavone.

  • Bautista Agut, Haider-Maurer, Thiem advance at Croatia Open

    July 23, 2015

    UMAG, Croatia (AP) Second-seeded Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain eased into the Croatia Open quarterfinals by defeating Blaz Kavcic from Slovenia 6-1, 6-2 on Thursday.Bautista Agut, coming off a run to the Wimbledon last 16, made it to his fifth quarterfinals of the year.

  • Paire KOs top seed Goffin in Swedish Open 2nd round

    July 23, 2015

    BASTAD, Sweden (AP) Benoit Paire of France ousted top-seeded David Goffin of Belgium 6-2, 6-3 at the Swedish Open on Thursday to reach his first quarterfinals in 15 months.Paire improved to 2-0 against Goffin, who lost his serve five times.Next up for Paire will be Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan, who saved all five break points he faced against 2010 Bastad champion Nicolas Almagro of Spain in a 6-3, 6-3, victory.

  • Top-seed Errani, Schmiedlova reach Gastein Ladies quarters

    July 23, 2015

    BAD GASTEIN, Austria (AP) Top-seeded Sara Errani saved a match point and won the last five games to beat Ukrainian qualifier Maryna Zanevska 6-2, 4-6, 7-5 in the second round of the Gastein Ladies on Thursday.Leading 2-0 in the second set, the Italian lost 11 of the next 15 games. Zanevska, who was seeking her first career quarterfinal, missed a match point while serving at 5-2 and failed to win another game.

  • Groth beats Pella in 3 sets in 1st round of Claro Open

    July 22, 2015

    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) Sam Groth of Australia served 26 aces to beat Argentina's Guido Pella 7-5, 4-6, 7-5 on Wednesday and advance to the round of 16 of the Claro Open.The sixth-seeded Australian served 11 aces in the decisive third set alone at the ATP 250 hard court tournament.

  • Vinci, Rybarikova to meet in Istanbul Cup quarterfinals

    July 22, 2015

    ISTANBUL (AP) Italy's Roberta Vinci beat Russian qualifier Alexandra Panova 7-6 (3), 6-3 on Wednesday to reach the quarterfinals of the Istanbul Cup.Vinci next plays Magdalena Rybarikova of Slovakia, who only needed 50 minutes to cruise past wild card entrant Ipek Soylu of Turkey 6-0, 6-0.

  • Sousa upsets third-seeded Seppi at Croatia Open

    July 22, 2015

    UMAG, Croatia (AP) Portugal's Joao Sousa upset third-seeded Italian Andreas Seppi 6-2, 6-2 in the second round of the Croatia Open on Wednesday.Sousa played steadily from the baseline as Seppi made a number of unforced errors. Sousa converted six out of nine break points to win in just 69 minutes.

  • Bellucci, Zverev advance at Swedish Open

    July 22, 2015

    BASTAD, Sweden (AP) Sixth-seeded Thomaz Bellucci of Brazil advanced to the quarterfinals of the Swedish Open after defeating wild card entrant Christian Lindell of Sweden 6-3, 6-4, on Wednesday.Bellucci's victory left 2011 Bastad winner Robin Soderling as the last Swede to have reached the quarterfinals or better in the tournament.

  • Mardy Fish says US Open to be last tournament of career

    July 22, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) Former top-10 player Mardy Fish says the U.S. Open will be the last tennis tournament of his career.The 33-year-old American has played just one competitive match since August 2013 as he's dealt with anxiety issues. Fish will use a protected ranking to gain entry to the singles field for the year's last Grand Slam event, the U.S. Tennis Association said Wednesday.

  • Top-seed Errani advances to 2nd round at Gastein Ladies

    July 22, 2015

    BAD GASTEIN, Austria (AP) Top-seeded Sara Errani sweated to get past Aliaksandra Sasnovich of Belarus 6-4, 6-4 to reach the second round of the Gastein Ladies on Wednesday.The 19th-ranked Italian dropped serve three times and held off eight more break points.

  • Venus Williams ousted from 1st round of Istanbul Cup

    July 21, 2015

    ISTANBUL (AP) Top-seeded Venus Williams was eliminated from the first round of the Istanbul Cup in a 6-4, 7-6 (4) upset by Ukrainian qualifier Kateryna Bondarenko on Tuesday.Bondarenko managed three service breaks in the opening set and took a 5-2 lead in the second before Williams rallied, winning four consecutive games and serving at 6-5 for the set.

  • Coric, Kohlschreiber advance at Croatia Open

    July 21, 2015

    UMAG, Croatia (AP) Croatia's Borna Coric beat Marcel Granollers 6-3, 6-3 in hot and humid conditions on Tuesday to reach the second round of the Croatia Open.Seventh-seeded Coric felt at home with the weather, converting four out of 11 break points and scoring 35 winners to defeat his Spanish opponent.

  • Almagro, Bellucci advance at Swedish Open

    July 21, 2015

    BASTAD, Sweden (AP) Nicolas Almagro upset fifth-seeded Fernando Verdasco 6-4, 1-6, 7-5 in an all-Spanish contest on clay to reach the second round of the Swedish Open on Tuesday.Almagro, the 2010 Bastad champion and winner of 12 clay-court titles, sealed victory on his third match point.

  • John McEnroe says end of competitive tennis near for him

    July 21, 2015

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) John McEnroe says he's almost done playing competitive tennis.The 56-year-old Hall of Famer plans to play an exhibition match against Jim Courier on Aug. 28 in New Haven. That will be part of a Legends Event designed to increase attendance at the Connecticut Open, the last women's tournament before the U.S. Open.

  • Former champion Goerges beats Ozaki in Gastein Ladies opener

    July 21, 2015

    BAD GASTEIN, Austria (AP) Former champion Julia Goerges defeated Risa Ozaki of Japan 6-3, 6-4 in the opening round of the Gastein Ladies on Tuesday.The sixth-seeded German, who won the clay-court event in 2010, missed a match point at 5-3 in the second set and needed three more chances to close out the victory the next game.

  • US going to Uzbekistan in Davis Cup playoffs, Swiss vs Dutch

    July 21, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The United States will travel to Uzbekistan for the first time among some tough away trips in the Davis Cup World Group playoffs in September.Winners qualify for the elite 16-nation World Group next year.In other matchups drawn on Tuesday, 2014 champion Switzerland hosts the Netherlands, 2012 and 2013 champ the Czech Republic goes to India, 2014 semifinalist Italy is at Russia, Japan travels to Colombia, Brazil hosts Croatia, Poland welcomes Slovakia, and the Dominican Republic, in its first World Group playoff, is at home to Germany.

  • Sugita beats Barrientos in 1st round of Claro Open

    July 20, 2015

    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) Yuichi Sugita of Japan came back to defeat Colombia's Nicolas Barrientos 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 in the first round of the Claro Open on Monday.Sugita will play fourth-seeded Victor Estrella Burgos of the Dominican Republic in the round of 16 of the ATP 250 hard-court tournament.

  • Serena Williams out of World TeamTennis

    July 20, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) With the Grand Slam in sight, Serena Williams is not going to risk playing World TeamTennis.Williams originally was slated to play for the Washington Kastles on Monday and Tuesday.But in a news release Monday, the Kastles announced that Williams would miss those matches.

  • Fognini, Bedne advance to 2nd round at Croatia Open

    July 20, 2015

    UMAG, Croatia (AP) Fifth-seeded Fabio Fognini beat Jiry Vesely 6-4, 6-4 on Monday to reach the second round of the Croatia Open.Fognini, a finalist in 2013, broke at the start of both sets and played very aggressively on his Czech opponent's second serve - winning 67 percent, or 18 out of 27 points.

  • Paire, Lindell through to 2nd round in Swedish Open

    July 20, 2015

    BASTAD, Sweden (AP) Benoit Paire of France advanced to the second round of the Swedish Open with a 7-6 (4), 6-3 victory over Markus Eriksson on Monday.Paire's next match will be against top-seeded David Goffin of Belgium.In Monday's other first-round match, wild card entrant Christian Lindell of Sweden beat Joao Souza of Brazil 6-2, 3-6, 6-4.

  • Friedsam retires with ankle injury at Gastein Ladies

    July 20, 2015

    BAD GASTEIN, Austria (AP) German tennis player Anna-Lena Friedsam was carried off the court on a stretcher after spraining her ankle while leading Klara Koukalova of Czech Republic 6-1, 4-0 in the first round of the Gastein Ladies on Monday.Tournament organizers had no immediate update on Friedsam's injury. The 21-year-old German reached a career-high 73rd on this week's WTA rankings.

  • Svitolina upset by Rybarikova 1st round of Istanbul Cup

    July 20, 2015

    ISTANBUL (AP) Second-seeded Elina Svitolina of Ukraine was beaten 6-1, 6-3 by Magdalena Rybarikova of Slovakia in the first round of the Istanbul Cup on Monday.Rybarikova took advantage of a far more effective service game, winning 70 percent of her first serves, compared to 41 percent for Svitolina.

  • Davis Cup: Argentina finishes with 4-1 win over Serbia

    July 19, 2015

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) Dusan Lajovic beat Diego Schwartzman 6-1, 6-4 to help Serbia avoid a clean sweep to Argentina in the Davis Cup quarterfinals on Sunday.Argentina wrapped up a spot in the semifinals by winning the doubles match on Saturday, and a day earlier it had won both singles matches in the clay-court tie at home.

  • Britain faces Australia, Argentina gets Belgium in Davis Cup

    July 19, 2015

    LONDON (AP) A tearful Andy Murray celebrated taking Britain to its first Davis Cup semifinal for more than three decades on Sunday, sealing an emotional 3-1 victory over France to line up a home series against Australia.The Australians rallied from 2-0 down on Friday to edge Kazakhstan 3-2 on Sunday, with Lleyton Hewitt winning the decider.

  • Rajeev Ram wins grass-count event at Newport - again

    July 19, 2015

    NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) American Rajeev Ram won the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships for the second time Sunday, beating second-seeded Ivo Karlovic 7-6 (5), 5-7, 7-6 (2).The 31-year-old Ram, ranked 161st, also won on Newport's grass courts in 2009. The two titles are his only victories on the ATP Tour.

  • Schmiedlova wins Bucharest Open

    July 19, 2015

    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) Seventh-seeded Anna Karolina Schmiedlova beat top-seeded Sara Errani of Italy 7-6 (3), 6-3 in searing heat on clay to win the Bucharest Open final on Sunday.The 20-year-old Slovak took 2 hours and 7 minutes to overcome a tired Errani, who was recovering from a grueling semifinal in the hottest weekend of the year in Bucharest.

  • Murray beats Simon to put Britain in Davis Cup semifinals

    July 19, 2015

    LONDON (AP) Andy Murray came from a set down to beat France's Gilles Simon 4-6, 7-6 (5), 6-3, 6-0 on Sunday and put Britain into the Davis Cup semifinals for the first time in 34 years.Murray, who won his opening singles on Friday and then teamed up with his brother Jamie to win Saturday's doubles, gave Britain an unassailable 3-1 lead in the best-of-five series on grass at the Queen's Club. The final scheduled match between James Ward and France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga was not played.

  • Davis Cup: Hewitt, Groth lead Australia to quarterfinal win

    July 19, 2015

    It took two replacement players, including Davis Cup stalwart Lleyton Hewitt, to help restore some pride to Australian tennis.Facing a 2-0 deficit after dropping the opening singles matches on Friday, Australia came back to win its Davis Cup quarterfinal on grass in the tropical northern city of Darwin on Sunday when Sam Groth and Hewitt won their matches in the reverse singles.

  • Davis Cup: Australian substitute Groth evens quarterfinal

    July 19, 2015

    DARWIN, Australia (AP) Sam Groth sent Australia's Davis Cup quarterfinal with Kazakhstan to a fifth-match decider with a 6-3, 7-6 (6), 4-6, 7-6 (6) win Sunday over Mikhail Kukushkin.Groth was a late substitute for Nick Kyrgios, who faced criticism for his on-court demeanor in Friday's loss in the second singles match against Kazakhstan, as well as at Wimbledon, where he was fined nearly ,000 for racket abuse and swearing.

  • American Ram advances to final at Newport

    July 18, 2015

    NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) American Rajeev Ram defeated Australian John-Patrick Smith 6-4, 7-6 (4) on Saturday to reach the final at the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships.The 31-year-old Ram won the title on Newport's grass courts in 2009.The 161st-ranked Ram defeated top-seeded John Isner in his opening-round match. He also knocked off fifth-seeded Adrian Mannarino of France in the quarterfinals Thursday.

  • Amelie Mauresmo inducted into Tennis Hall of Fame

    July 18, 2015

    NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) Amelie Mauresmo is slated to experience two very memorable moments in just a few short weeks.She was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame on Saturday but unable to travel to the ceremony because she's expecting her first child in early August.

  • Davis Cup: Belgium, Argentina reach semis, Brits lead France

    July 18, 2015

    Belgium and Argentina set up a Davis Cup semifinal in September, while Britain took the lead against France, and Australia stayed alive in the quarterfinals on Saturday.Belgium reached its first semis since 1999 when Ruben Bemelmans and Kimmer Coppejans won the doubles for an unbeatable 3-0 lead over Canada on clay in Ostend.

  • Davis Cup: Argentina beats Serbia to return to semifinals

    July 18, 2015

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) Carlos Berlocq and Leonardo Mayer defeated Serbia's Viktor Troicki and Nenad Zimonjic 6-2, 6-4, 6-1 on Saturday, sending host Argentina back to the Davis Cup semifinals and keeping it on track for its first title.Argentina will travel in September to Belgium, which defeated Canada 3-0 to make it to the semis for the first time since 1999.

  • Errani advances to Bucharest Open final

    July 18, 2015

    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) Top-seeded Sara Errani of Italy overcame Romania's Monica Niculescu 5-7, 6-1, 6-2 in scorching temperatures on clay Saturday to advance to the Bucharest Open final.Errani, ranked 20th, lost the first set in a semifinal lasting 2 hours, 21 minutes, with temperatures of 35 Celsius (95 Fahrenheit).

  • Davis Cup: Belgium reaches semis for first time since 1999

    July 18, 2015

    OSTEND, Belgium (AP) Belgium reached the Davis Cup semifinals for the first time since 1999 when Ruben Bemelmans and debutant Kimmer Coppejans won the doubles for an unbeatable 3-0 lead over Canada on Saturday.Bemelmans and his fifth different partner in Davis Cup, Coppejans, beat Daniel Nestor and Canada's own newcomer, Adil Shamasdin, 7-5, 3-6, 6-4, 6-3 in 2 1/2 hours on clay.

  • Murrays put Britain 2-1 up against France in Davis Cup

    July 18, 2015

    LONDON (AP) Andy and Jamie Murray came from a set down to beat Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Nicolas Mahut 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (5), 6-1 in the doubles to give Britain a 2-1 lead over France in their Davis Cup quarterfinal on Saturday.''We played an unbelievably high level match against a top team,'' Andy Murray said. ''It was an absolutely fantastic atmosphere. To play and represent your country with your brother in a match like this is very special.''

  • Barthel to meet Larsson in Swedish Open final

    July 18, 2015

    BASTAD, Sweden (AP) Defending champion Mona Barthel of Germany beat Lara Arruabarrena of Spain 6-3, 6-2 on Saturday to line up a Swedish Open final against local hope Johanna Larsson.Barthel, at No. 4 the highest-seeded player left after the withdrawal of Serena Williams on Thursday, completed a straightforward victory in one hour and 16 minutes.

  • Davis Cup: Australia extends quarterfinal with doubles win

    July 18, 2015

    DARWIN, Australia (AP) Australia has stayed alive in its Davis Cup quarterfinal against Kazakhstan by winning Saturday's doubles match to trail 2-1 going into Sunday's reverse singles.Behind 2-0 after Thanasi Kokkinakis and Nick Kyrgios lost their singles matches on Friday, Australia needed victory from Lleyton Hewitt and Sam Groth to avoid swift elimination, and they duly beat Andrey Golubev and Aleksandr Nedovyesov 6-4, 7-6 (4), 6-2.

  • Davis Cup: Kazakhstan takes 2-0 lead in quarterfinal

    July 17, 2015

    DARWIN, Australia (AP) Aleksandr Nedovyesov beat Nick Kyrgios 7-6 (5), 6-7 (2), 7-6 (5), 6-4 on Friday to give Kazakhstan a 2-0 lead over Australia in the Davis Cup quarterfinals.On an outdoor grass court - Australia's favored surface - at the Marrara Sports Complex in the tropical Northern Territory capital, the 115th-ranked Nedovyesov won on his first match point when a service return by the 41st-ranked Kyrgios went into the net.

  • Davis Cup: Delbonis gives Argentina 2-0 lead against Serbia

    July 17, 2015

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) Federico Delbonis defeated Viktor Troicki 2-6, 2-6, 6-4, 6-4, 6-2 to give Argentina a 2-0 lead over Serbia in their Davis Cup quarterfinal on Friday.Delbonis conceded a two-set lead against the 20th-ranked Troicki but rallied to level before dominating the fifth set to help the Argentines take a commanding lead in the clay-court tie.

  • No. 2 seeded Karlovic advances to semis at Newport

    July 17, 2015

    NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) Second-seeded Ivo Karlovic advanced to the semifinals at the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships for the second straight year, beating Germany's Dustin Brown 7-6 (3), 6-3 on Friday.The 36-year-old Karlovic, from Croatia, was a runner-up to Leyton Hewitt last year.

  • Belgium takes 2-0 lead against Canada in Davis Cup QF

    July 17, 2015

    OSTEND, Belgium (AP) Steve Darcis and David Goffin gave Belgium a 2-0 lead over Canada on Friday with singles victories in their Davis Cup quarterfinal matches.Darcis beat No. 272 Frank Dancevic 3-6, 6-1, 7-5, 6-3 in the opener, and 14th-ranked Goffin came through in the second singles by downing No. 491 Filip Peliwo 6-4, 6-4, 6-2.

  • Andy Murray levels Britain's Davis Cup QF against France

    July 17, 2015

    LONDON (AP) Andy Murray leveled Britain's Davis Cup quarterfinal against France at 1-1 Friday by beating Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in straight sets at Queen's Club.Britain's top-ranked player beat Tsonga 7-5, 7-6 (10), 6-2 after compatriot James Ward was outplayed by Gilles Simon earlier in the day.

  • Davis Cup: Mayer gives Argentina 1-0 lead against Serbia

    July 17, 2015

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) Leonardo Mayer defeated Filip Krajinovic 6-4, 6-2, 6-1 to give Argentina a 1-0 lead over Serbia in their Davis Cup quarterfinal on Friday.The 22nd-ranked Mayer broke Krajinovic's serve at 5-4 to win the first set, then dominated the last two to secure the important opening win in the clay-court tie.

  • Defending champ Barthel reaches semis in Swedish Open

    July 17, 2015

    BASTAD, Sweden (AP) Defending champion Mona Barthel struggled past local wild card Rebecca Peterson 6-1, 7-6 (3) to secure a spot in the Swedish Open semifinals on Friday.Kazakhstan's Yulia Putintseva reached her first career WTA semifinal when she beat Czech player Klara Koukalova 6-3, 6-4.

  • Darcis wins opener for Belgium in Davis Cup quarter v Canada

    July 17, 2015

    OSTEND, Belgium (AP) Steve Darcis met expectations when he beat Frank Dancevic 3-6, 6-1, 7-5, 6-3 to put Belgium up 1-0 on Canada in their Davis Cup quarterfinal on Friday.Darcis took a set to adapt to the swirling wind at Sportpark Krokodiel, then gradually bossed Dancevic in the rallies on the outdoor clay.

  • Gilles Simon gives France 1-0 lead over Britain in Davis Cup

    July 17, 2015

    LONDON (AP) France has the edge over Britain in their Davis Cup quarterfinal after Gilles Simon eased to a 6-4, 6-4, 6-1 victory over James Ward in the opening game on Friday.Four months after Ward was key to Britain overcoming the United States in the previous round, the 89th-ranked Londoner was beaten in 1 hour, 47 minutes by Simon, who was not broken once.

  • Tomic in trouble on day he was supposed to be playing tennis

    July 17, 2015

    SYDNEY (AP) Bernard Tomic was supposed to be playing Davis Cup tennis for Australia on Friday.Instead, news emerged that the 22-year-old Tomic, suspended from the match for his critical comments of Tennis Australia and performance director Pat Rafter, had been arrested in Miami Beach, Florida earlier in the week.

  • Goerges loses to unseeded Kovinic in Bucharest 2nd round

    July 16, 2015

    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) Unseeded Danka Kovinic of Montenegro reached the Bucharest Open quarterfinals for a second straight year when she upset fourth-seed Julia Goerges of Germany 6-4, 6-7 (8), 6-2 on Thursday.Kovinic, the first Montenegrin woman to make a WTA quarterfinal two years ago in Budapest, made the last eight for the third time this year in a match of long rallies for nearly three hours.

  • Germany's Brown advances to Hall of Fame quarters in Newport

    July 16, 2015

    NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) Germany's Dustin Brown beat sixth-seeded Sam Querrey 6-2, 4-6, 6-4 Thursday to complete a rain-delayed match from a day earlier, advancing to the quarterfinals of the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships.Brown upset Rafael Nadal earlier this month in the second round at Wimbledon.

  • Davis Cup: Belgium has great chance to make semis

    July 16, 2015

    OSTEND, Belgium (AP) Belgium has a great chance to reach the Davis Cup semifinals for the first time since 1999 after Canada came without stalwarts Milos Raonic and Vasek Pospisil.Raonic, ranked No. 8, and Pospisil, No. 27, are injured, leaving Frank Dancevic, at No. 272, as Canada's highest-ranked player.

  • Davis Cup: Mayer opens against Krajinovic in quarterfinals

    July 16, 2015

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) Leonardo Mayer of Argentina will face Filip Krajinovic of Serbia in the first match of their Davis Cup quarterfinal on Friday.Federico Delbonis will face Serbia's Viktor Troicki in the second singles, and Carlos Berlocq and Diego Schwartzman will be up against Dusan Lajovic and Nenad Zimonjic in the doubles on Saturday.

  • Australian tennis star Tomic arrested over loud hotel music

    July 16, 2015

    MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) Australian tennis player Bernard Tomic is facing resisting arrest charges after allegedly refusing to turn down loud music in his suite at a Miami Beach hotel.Miami Beach police say officers responded Wednesday to the W South Beach Hotel after Tomic would not comply with requests from hotel security to lower the volume. The security personnel and police officers then told the 22-year-old Tomic he was being evicted, but he refused to leave.

  • Davis Cup: Murray vs Tsonga 2nd singles at Queen's

    July 16, 2015

    LONDON (AP) Andy Murray and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga will meet at Queen's Club on Friday in the first Britain-France tie in Davis Cup in 23 years.Theirs will be the second singles, following James Ward vs. Gilles Simon, as drawn on Thursday.Richard Gasquet, the Frenchman who went furthest at Wimbledon in reached the singles semifinals, was placed in a new doubles pairing with Nicolas Mahut. They will face Wimbledon doubles finalists Dominic Inglot and Jamie Murray on Saturday.

  • Serena pulls out of Swedish Open, citing right elbow injury

    July 16, 2015

    BASTAD, Sweden (AP) Wimbledon champion Serena Williams said a right elbow injury forced her to pull out of the Swedish Open on Thursday.Williams said she felt pain in the elbow in the first game of her first-round match on Wednesday, four days after winning her sixth Wimbledon championship and fourth successive Grand Slam title, but went on to roll Belgian qualifier Yasline Bonaventure 6-2, 6-1.

  • S Williams pulls out of Swedish Open, citing elbow injury

    July 16, 2015

    BASTAD, Sweden (AP) Wimbledon champion Serena Williams has pulled out of the Swedish Open, citing a right elbow injury.Tournament spokesman Marcus Duner says the top-ranked Williams was injured while practicing Thursday. He had no immediate details on the injury.

  • Davis Cup: Kokkinakis to open against Kukushkin in Darwin

    July 15, 2015

    DARWIN, Australia (AP) Teenager Thanasi Kokkinakis will open the Davis Cup quarterfinal for a controversy-hit Australia team on Friday against Kazakhstan No. 1 Mikhail Kukushkin.Following Thursday's draw, Australian No.1 Nick Kyrgios plays Aleksandr Nedovyesov in the second opening singles on outdoor grass courts.

  • Sara Errani through to quarterfinals in Bucharest

    July 15, 2015

    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) Top-seeded Sara Errani overcame a slow start to beat Shahar Peer 7-6 (5), 6-2 on Wednesday and reach the quarterfinals of the Bucharest Open.Errani committed a string of backhand errors in the second round match to trail 4-2, before the Italian made a comeback against her Israeli opponent.

  • Americans Sock, Ram advance to quarters on Newport's grass

    July 15, 2015

    NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) Americans Jack Sock and Rajeev Ram advanced to the quarterfinals of the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships on Wednesday.Fourth-seeded Sock rallied past Lukas Lacko of Slovakia 3-6, 7-6 (4), 6-4. Ram defeated Yuichi Sugita of Japan 6-4, 6-3, a day after upsetting top-seeded John Isner.

  • Serena Williams in easy win over Bonaventure in Swedish Open

    July 15, 2015

    BASTAD, Sweden (AP) Top-ranked Serena Williams sailed through her opening match at the Swedish Open with a 6-2, 6-1 win over Belgian qualifier Ysaline Bonaventure in the first round on Wednesday.Four days after winning her sixth Wimbledon title, Williams ousted Bonaventure from the clay-court tournament in 53 minutes despite a first-serve percentage of 64.

  • Top-seeded John Isner upset in Newport first round

    July 14, 2015

    NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) Top-seeded and two-time champion John Isner was upset in the opening round of the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships by Rajeev Ram 6-7 (5), 6-3, 7-6 (8) on Tuesday.The 18th-ranked Isner won the title on Newport's grass in 2011 and 2012.

  • Strycova advances in Swedish Open

    July 14, 2015

    BASTAD, Sweden (AP) Third-seeded Barbora Strycova beat Grace Min of the United States 6-4, 6-2 on Tuesday to reach the second round of the Swedish Open.It was Strycova's fifth appearance at Bastad and the Czech player next faces Russia's Evgeniya Rodina.

  • US Open singles champs to earn record .3 million

    July 14, 2015

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) This year's U.S. Open men's and women's singles champions will each earn a record .3 million, up 10 percent from 2014.The U.S. Tennis Association announced Tuesday the total tournament purse will be .3 million, a 10.5 percent increase from a year ago. The payout for each round in singles is rising by at least 10 percent.

  • Controversy and criticism hits once-proud tennis Down Under

    July 13, 2015

    Australian tennis once was full of good news stories, and personalities to match.Rod Laver, the only male player to twice win all four Grand Slam tournaments in the same calendar year - in 1962 and 1969 - and leading women's major winner Margaret Court were in that category. Other exemplary role models and multiple major winners include Evonne Goolagong Cawley, Ken Rosewall, John Newcombe and Pat Rafter.

  • No. 7-seeded Johnson advances at Hall of Fame

    July 13, 2015

    NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) Seventh-seeded Steve Johnson beat Michael Berrer of Germany 6-7 (6), 6-1, 6-2 in the opening round of the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships on Monday.Johnson is one of four seeded Americans slated to play this week. Two-time Newport champion and top-seeded John Isner, No. 4-seeded Jack Sock, No. 6 Sam Querrey and No. 8 Tim Smyczek are scheduled to play their opening-round matches later this week.

  • Fendrich on Tennis: Djokovic closing in on Federer, Nadal

    July 13, 2015

    LONDON (AP) A day after winning Wimbledon for a ninth Grand Slam title, moving within five of Rafael Nadal's total and putting him more than halfway to Roger Federer's record of 17, Novak Djokovic was asked about the possibility of catching his two rivals.

  • Djokovic, Williams bust a move at Wimbledon champions dinner

    July 13, 2015

    LONDON (AP) After winning titles again on Wimbledon's grass, Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams showed they can cut a rug, too.Reviving a bygone tradition, Djokovic and Williams busted a move at the Grand Slam tournament's annual champions' dinner, dancing together to ''Night Fever,'' the Bee Gees' disco hit from the 1977 movie ''Saturday Night Fever'' that starred John Travolta.

  • Djokovic, Williams show at Wimbledon they're clear No. 1s

    July 13, 2015

    LONDON (AP) It's more obvious than ever that Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams have really distanced themselves from the rest of the elite in tennis.Not just because they were the ones who got to dress up and attend the Wimbledon champions' dinner Sunday night.

  • No. 8 still elusive for Roger Federer at Wimbledon

    July 12, 2015

    LONDON (AP) Roger Federer was a match away from fulfilling his mission of winning a record eighth Wimbledon title.Once again, he ran into a seemingly invincible Novak Djokovic.Federer had been in excellent form throughout this year's tournament, and he continued to show it in Sunday's final. He took an early lead in the first set, he came back to win an epic 22-point tiebreaker in the second set, and he matched Djokovic all afternoon with sizzling forehands and slick backhands on the grass of Centre Court.

  • The Latest: F1 champion Hamilton misses Wimbledon final

    July 12, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---8:50 p.m.Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton missed out on watching the Wimbledon final because he didn't meet the All England Club's dress code.Hamilton was invited to sit in the Royal Box along with several other celebrities and sportsmen, including Hollywood actor Bradley Cooper and five-time Wimbledon champion Bjorn Borg.

  • Hingis wins Wimbledon mixed doubles for 2 titles in 2 days

    July 12, 2015

    LONDON (AP) Martina Hingis keeps adding to her collection of Wimbledon trophies.The 34-year-old Swiss paired with Leander Paes of India on Sunday to win the mixed doubles title, beating Alexander Peya and Timea Babos 6-1, 6-1 under the roof on Centre Court.

  • The Latest: Hingis and Paes win mixed doubles at Wimbledon

    July 12, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---7:25 p.m.Martina Hingis and Leander Paes won the mixed doubles title at Wimbledon on Sunday, beating Timea Babos and Alexander Peya 6-1, 6-1.It's the second title in two days for the 34-year-old Hingis, who won the women's doubles on Saturday with Sania Mirza, beating Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina 5-7, 7-6 (4), 7-5.

  • The Latest: Reilly Opelka wins boys title at Wimbledon

    July 12, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---5:40 p.m.Reilly Opelka of the United States won the boys title at Wimbledon on Sunday, beating Mikael Ymer of Sweden 7-6 (5), 6-4.The 17-year-old Opelka is the second straight American to win the junior title at Wimbledon after Noah Rubin.

  • Djkokovic beats Federer in 4 sets for 3rd Wimbledon title

    July 12, 2015

    LONDON (AP) Novak Djokovic got the better of Roger Federer at Wimbledon again.The defending champion outplayed Federer in four sets Sunday to win his third Wimbledon title and ninth Grand Slam championship, cementing his status as the dominant player in the game.

  • The Latest: Novak Djokovic wins Wimbledon title for 3rd time

    July 12, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---5:27 p.m.Novak Djokovic has won the Wimbledon title for the second straight year, and again against seven-time champion Roger Federer.The top-seeded Serb beat Federer 7-6 (1), 6-7 (10), 6-4, 6-3 Sunday on Centre Court to win his third title overall at the All England Club.

  • The Latest: Novak Djokovic up a break in 4th set

    July 12, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---5:09 p.m.Novak Djokovic has broken Roger Federer's serve again, and the top-seeded Serb now leads 3-2 in the fourth set of the Wimbledon final.Djokovic won the first and third sets, while Federer took the second.

  • The Latest: Novak Djokovic wins 3rd set in Wimbledon final

    July 12, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---4:53 p.m.Novak Djokovic has won the third set of the Wimbledon final and now leads Roger Federer 7-6 (1), 6-7 (10), 6-4.Djokovic needs one more set to win his third title at the All England Club, and second in a row.

  • The Latest: Djokovic and Federer resume play at Wimbledon

    July 12, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---4:41 p.m.Play has resumed in the Wimbledon final with Novak Djokovic leading Roger Federer 7-6 (1), 6-7 (10), 3-2.The match was briefly halted because of rain. The roof over Centre Court is still open.

  • The Latest: Djokovic, Federer back on court at Wimbledon

    July 12, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---4:36 p.m.Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer are back on court and getting ready to resume the Wimbledon final after a short rain delay.Djokovic was leading 7-6 (1), 6-7 (10), 3-2 when play was halted.

  • The Latest: Tarp has been taken off the grass at Wimbledon

    July 12, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---4:30 p.m.The tarp is off and play is expected to resume shortly in the Wimbledon final following a brief rain delay.Novak Djokovic was leading Roger Federer 7-6 (1), 6-7 (10), 3-2 when play was halted.

  • The Latest: Play in Wimbledon final stopped because of rain

    July 12, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---4:21 p.m.Play has been suspended in the Wimbledon final because of rain with Novak Djokovic leading Roger Federer in the third set.Djokovic was leading 7-6 (1), 6-7 (10), 3-2 when play was halted.

  • The Latest: Djokovic up a break early in 3rd at Wimbledon

    July 12, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---4:16 p.m.Novak Djokovic broke Roger Federer's serve early in the third set of the Wimbledon final to take a 2-1 lead.The players split the opening sets, with Djokovic winning the first and Federer taking the second - both in tiebreakers.

  • The Latest: Federer wins 2nd set tiebreaker at Wimbledon

    July 12, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---4 p.m.Roger Federer has evened it up in the Wimbledon final against Novak Djokovic, winning the second set in a tiebreaker 7-6 (10).Djokovic won the first set 7-6 (1).---3:44 p.m.Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer are headed to another tiebreaker in the Wimbledon final.

  • The Latest: Djokovic and Federer go to another tiebreaker

    July 12, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---3:44 p.m.Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer are headed to another tiebreaker in the Wimbledon final.Both players held serve throughout the second set, though both had chances to break on Centre Court.

  • The Latest: Djokovic wins 1st set of Wimbledon final

    July 12, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---2:54 p.m.Novak Djokovic has won the first set of the Wimbledon final against Roger Federer in a tiebreaker 7-6 (1).Both players managed to break each other's serve once in the set, but Djokovic dominated the tiebreaker to take the lead.

  • The Latest: 1st set of Wimbledon final headed to tiebreaker

    July 12, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---2:48 p.m.The first set of the Wimbledon final is headed to a tiebreaker.Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic are even at 6-6, with each earning one break in the opening set.---2:30 p.m.Novak Djokovic has broken right back, putting the Wimbledon final against Roger Federer back on serve.

  • The Latest: Djokovic breaks right back in Wimbledon final

    July 12, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---2:30 p.m.Novak Djokovic has broken right back, putting the Wimbledon final against Roger Federer back at serve.Federer leads 4-3, but Djokovic will serve next.---2:27 p.m.Roger Federer has broken Novak Djokovic's serve in the first set of the Wimbledon final and leads 4-2.

  • The Latest: Federer breaks, leads 4-2 in 1st set

    July 12, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---2:27 p.m.Roger Federer has broken Novak Djokovic's serve in the first set of the Wimbledon final and leads 4-2.---2:17 p.m.At the first changeover in the Wimbledon final, Roger Federer is leading Novak Djokovic 2-1 in the first set.

  • The Latest: Federer leads 2-1 in 1st set in Wimbledon final

    July 12, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---2:17 p.m.At the first changeover in the Wimbledon final, Roger Federer is leading Novak Djokovic 2-1 in the first set.---2:08 p.m.Roger Federer won the coin toss at the net and decided to serve first against Novak Djokovic in the Wimbledon final.

  • The Latest: Federer to serve 1st in Wimbledon final

    July 12, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---2:08 p.m.Roger Federer won the coin toss at the net and decided to serve first against Novak Djokovic in the Wimbledon final.Federer's serve has been excellent at this year's tournament. He has only been broken once, against Gilles Simon in the quarterfinals. On Friday against Andy Murray, the second-seeded Swiss won 70 of 91 points on serve and was only taken to deuce twice in the entire match. He also had 20 aces.

  • The Latest: Federer and Djokovic on court at Wimbledon

    July 12, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---2 p.m.Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic are on court and ready to warm up before they start playing in the Wimbledon final.Federer is looking for a record eighth title at the All England Club, while defending champion Djokovic is going for his third. Djokovic beat Federer in five sets in last year's final.

  • The Latest: Hollywood stars, tennis greats due in Royal Box

    July 12, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---1:30 p.m.There's a mix of show biz and tennis royalty on the Royal Box guest list for the men's final at Wimbledon.Hollywood actors Bradley Cooper, Benedict Cumberbatch and Hugh Grant are due to be at Centre Court, along with Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton and former Wimbledon champions Bjorn Borg, Rod Laver, Chris Evert, Jan Kodes, Stan Smith and Manuel Santana.

  • The Latest: Becker and Edberg renew rivalry at Wimbledon

    July 12, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---1 p.m.Boris Becker and Stefan Edberg will be back on Centre Court for the Wimbledon final.They won't be playing this time, though.Edberg, the Swedish great who won six Grand Slam titles, is the coach of Roger Federer. Becker, himself a six-time major champion, coaches Novak Djokovic.

  • The Latest: Duke of Kent to present trophies at Wimbledon

    July 12, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---12:40 p.m.The Duke of Kent will present the trophies after the men's final at Wimbledon, as usual. The duke is the president of the All England Club and also presented the trophies after the women's final.

  • Fendrich on Tennis: 'Serena Slam' done, Grand Slam up next

    July 12, 2015

    LONDON (AP) Before Serena Williams moves on from completing a second ''Serena Slam'' to pursuing tennis' first true Grand Slam in more than a quarter-century, it's worth pausing to appreciate what she's done.First of all, there are the statistics. And what statistics they are:

  • The Latest: Wimbledon to add singles in wheelchair tennis

    July 12, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---12:20 p.m.Wimbledon will have singles events in wheelchair tennis starting next year.The All England Club has had doubles events for wheelchair players for 10 years, but not singles.Wimbledon chief executive Richard Lewis says ''I am sure they will be a popular addition and welcomed by the players and fans alike.''

  • The Latest: Ali Nili will be chair umpire in Wimbledon final

    July 12, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---12:15 p.m.Ali Nili, a 37-year-old Iranian-born American, will be the chair umpire for Sunday's men's final at Wimbledon.Nili has worked at all four major tournaments, but the match between Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic on Centre Court will be his first Grand Slam final.

  • Hingis, 34, teams with Mirza to win Wimbledon doubles title

    July 11, 2015

    LONDON (AP) Martina Hingis is a Wimbledon champion once again, 17 years - exactly half her life - after the last time.Already a member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame on the merits of her ''first'' career in the sport, Hingis teamed with Sania Mirza to win the women's doubles final at the All England Club by beating Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina 5-7, 7-6 (4), 7-5 on Saturday night.

  • The Latest: 15-year-old Zhuk wins girls title at Wimbledon

    July 11, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---9:50 p.m.Sofya Zhuk, a 15-year-old Russian, won the girls title at Wimbledon on Saturday.Zhuk beat Anna Blinkova, also from Russia, 7-5, 6-4 on Court 1 at the All England Club to win her first junior Grand Slam title in only her second major tournament.

  • The Latest: Hingis and Mirza win doubles title at Wimbledon

    July 11, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---8:35 p.m.Martina Hingis is a Wimbledon champion for the first time since 1998.The 34-year-old Swiss player, already a member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame, teamed up with Sania Mirza of India to win the women's doubles title on Saturday.

  • The Latest: Rojer and Tecau win men's doubles at Wimbledon

    July 11, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---6:25 p.m.Jean-Julien Rojer of the Netherlands and Horia Tecau of Romania won the men's doubles title at Wimbledon on Saturday.Rojer and Tecau beat Jamie Murray of Britain and John Peers of Australia 7-6 (5), 6-4, 6-4 on Centre Court.

  • Emotional Muguruza given standing ovation at Wimbledon

    July 11, 2015

    LONDON (AP) When it was over, when she was assured of being this year's Wimbledon runner-up and not this year's Wimbledon champion, Garbine Muguruza shed some tears.It wasn't just because she lost to Serena Williams, though. It was because the crowd at Centre Court absolutely loved her.

  • Williams wins Wimbledon to secure another Serena Slam

    July 11, 2015

    LONDON (AP) Game. Set. Serena Slam.Serena Williams overcame a slow start, eight double-faults and a nervy finish to beat Garbine Muguruza 6-4, 6-4 on Saturday for her sixth Wimbledon title, fourth Grand Slam championship in a row and 21st major overall.

  • The Latest: Williams wins Wimbledon title for the 6th time

    July 11, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---3:36 p.m.Serena Williams is the Wimbledon champion, again.The American won her sixth title at the All England Club on Saturday, beating Garbine Muguruza of Spain 6-4, 6-4 in the women's final.

  • The Latest: Muguruza back on serve in Wimbledon final

    July 11, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---3:32 p.m.Garbine Muguruza is back on serve after twice breaking Serena Williams in the second set of the Wimbledon final.Muguruza lost the first set and still trails 5-4 in the second but is serving to even the second set.

  • The Latest: Williams goes up a break in 2nd set at Wimbledon

    July 11, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---3:10 p.m.Serena Williams is up a break in the second set, leading 3-1 after taking the first set 6-4.---2:57 p.m.Serena Williams has taken the first set in the Wimbledon final.The top-seeded American, who is one set away from completing a second ''Serena Slam'' with her fourth straight major championship, leads Garbine Muguruza 6-4 after the first set.

  • The Latest: Williams takes 1st set 6-4 in Wimbledon final

    July 11, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---2:57 p.m.Serena Williams has taken the first set in the Wimbledon final.The top-seeded American, who is one set away from completing a second ''Serena Slam'' with her fourth straight major championship, leads Garbine Muguruza 6-4 after the first set.

  • The Latest: Williams back on serve at 4-4 in Wimbledon final

    July 11, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---2:46 p.m.Serena Williams is back on serve in the Wimbledon final.The 20-time Grand Slam champion broke Garbine Muguruza to even the score at 4-4 in the first set.---2:35 p.m.Serena Williams is still down a break, trailing 3-2 with Garbine Muguruza to serve.

  • The Latest: Williams trailing 3-2 in Wimbledon final

    July 11, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---2:35 p.m.Serena Williams is still down a break, trailing 3-2 with Garbine Muguruza to serve.Williams, who is looking to win her fourth straight major title, was broken in the opening game but has held her serve twice since.

  • The Latest: Williams goes down early break at Wimbledon

    July 11, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---2:20 p.m.Serena Williams has gone down an early break in the Wimbledon final. Garbine Muguruza leads 1-0 and is serving.---2:12 p.m.Serena Williams will serve first in the Wimbledon final.The top-seeded American, who is looking to win her fourth straight major title, is facing Garbine Muguruza on Saturday on Centre Court.

  • The Latest: Williams to serve 1st in Wimbledon final

    July 11, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---2:12 p.m.Serena Williams will serve first in the Wimbledon final.The top-seeded American, who is looking to win her fourth straight major title, is facing Garbine Muguruza on Saturday on Centre Court.

  • Wimbledon Lookahead: No. 1 Djokovic, No. 2 Federer in final

    July 11, 2015

    LONDON (AP) When Roger Federer faces Novak Djokovic in the Wimbledon final for the second consecutive year on Sunday, they'll be resuming a rivalry that has been about as even as possible.This is their 40th head-to-head meeting; Federer leads 20-19.

  • The Latest: Navratilova among former champions in Royal Box

    July 11, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---12:45 p.m.Several former champions are expected to be in the Royal Box for Saturday's women's final at Wimbledon.Martina Navratilova, Maria Bueno, Jana Novotna and Virginia Wade are just some of the greats that will watch the final on Centre Court alongside other invited guests.

  • The Latest: Alison Hughes is chair umpire for women's final

    July 11, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---12:25 p.m.The chair umpire for the women's final at Wimbledon will be Alison Hughes.The 43-year-old Hughes, who is from northern England, has chaired the women's final at the All England Club five times previously, as well as finals at the other three major tournaments.

  • The Latest: Duke of Kent to present trophy at Wimbledon

    July 11, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---12:10 p.m.As is customary, the Duke of Kent will present the winner's trophy after the women's final at Wimbledon on Saturday.The duke is the president of the All England Club.Serena Williams will be playing for a sixth Wimbledon title against Garbine Muguruza, a 21-year-old Spaniard who is making her first appearance in a major final.

  • The Latest: Serena Williams going for 4th straight major

    July 11, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---11:55 a.m.It's women's final day at Wimbledon, with Serena Williams going for her fourth straight major title against 21-year-old Spaniard Garbine Muguruza.Play is due to start at 2 p.m. on Centre Court.

  • Stakhovsky criticized for anti-gay comment attributed to him

    July 10, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The heads of the ATP and WTA have criticized professional tennis player Sergiy Stakhovsky for anti-gay comments about the women's tour attributed to him. His remarks came in an interview with a Ukraine-based website.WTA chairman and CEO Stacey Allaster said Friday it's ''sad to think in this day and age there are people who are narrow-minded and speak derisively about women based on sexual orientation.''

  • Murray plays well, still loses to Federer at Wimbledon

    July 10, 2015

    LONDON (AP) It's not all that often that someone can play so well and still lose in straight sets.That's what Andy Murray will have to live with, because the 2013 Wimbledon champion produced a solid performance Friday on Centre Court but still lost to an almost-otherworldly Roger Federer in the semifinals at the All England Club.

  • Martina Hingis reaches 2 doubles finals at Wimbledon

    July 10, 2015

    LONDON (AP) Martina Hingis is back in a final at Wimbledon for the first time since 1998 - in women's doubles and mixed doubles.Hingis, a member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame, and doubles partner Sania Mirza are seeded No. 1 and won their semifinal against the fifth-seeded American pair of Raquel Kops-Jones and Abigail Spears 6-1, 6-2 on Friday.

  • The Latest: Hingis reaches mixed doubles final at Wimbledon

    July 10, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---7:05 p.m.Martina Hingis added the mixed doubles final to her schedule at Wimbledon for this weekend.The International Tennis Hall of Fame member qualified for the women's doubles final early Friday, and then reached the mixed doubles final later in the day.

  • The Latest: Federer to face Djokovic in Wimbledon final

    July 10, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---6:24 p.m.Roger Federer will play Novak Djokovic for a record eighth Wimbledon title.The 17-time major champion beat Andy Murray 7-5, 7-5, 6-4 Friday in the semifinals to reach the championship match at the All England Club for the 10th time.

  • The Latest: Federer 1 set away from a 10th Wimbledon final

    July 10, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---5:51 p.m.Roger Federer is one set from a 10th Wimbledon final.The seven-time champion leads Andy Murray 7-5, 7-5 in the semifinals at the All England Club, and needs only one more to set up a rematch with Novak Djokovic in Sunday's final.

  • The Latest: Federer wins 1st set against Murray at Wimbledon

    July 10, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---4:55 p.m.Roger Federer has taken the first set against Andy Murray in the Wimbledon semifinals.The seven-time champion won the set 7-5 Friday on Centre Court.Federer is 9-0 in Wimbledon semifinals, and beat Murray in the 2012 final at the All England Club. A few weeks later, however, Murray beat Federer in the Olympic final on the same court.

  • Djokovic back in Wimbledon final after beating Gasquet

    July 10, 2015

    LONDON (AP) Defending champion Novak Djokovic is back in the Wimbledon final for the fourth time in five years after subduing Richard Gasquet in straight sets.Djokovic overcame an early barrage of single-handed backhand winners from Gasquet, produced big serves at crucial times and pulled away to win 7-6 (2), 6-4, 6-4 on Friday in sunny conditions on Centre Court at the All England Club.

  • The Latest: Novak Djokovic advances to 4th Wimbledon final

    July 10, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---3:33 p.m.Novak Djokovic is in the Wimbledon final for the fourth time.The defending champion beat Richard Gasquet 7-6 (2), 6-4, 6-4 Friday on Centre Court to make his way into the championship match at the All England Club for the third straight year.

  • Martina Hingis reaches 1st final at Wimbledon since 1998

    July 10, 2015

    LONDON (AP) Martina Hingis is back in a final at Wimbledon for the first time since 1998 - in doubles.Hingis, a member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame, and doubles partner Sania Mirza are seeded No. 1 and won their semifinal against the fifth-seeded American pair of Raquel Kops-Jones and Abigail Spears 6-1, 6-2 on Friday.

  • The Latest: Hingis, Mirza reach Wimbledon doubles final

    July 10, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---2:55 p.m.Martina Hingis is back in a final at Wimbledon for the first time since 1998.Hingis, a member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame, and Sania Mirza are seeded No. 1 in doubles and won their semifinal against the fifth-seeded American pair of Raquel Kops-Jones and Abigail Spears 6-1, 6-2 on Friday.

  • The Latest: Djokovic takes 2nd set, 1 to go to reach final

    July 10, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---2:48 p.m.Novak Djokovic broke early again, and this time he didn't let Richard Gasquet back into it.The top-seeded Serb won the second set Thursday and leads Gasquet 7-6 (2), 6-4 in the Wimbledon semifinals.

  • Tommy Robredo replaces David Ferrer in Spain's Davis Cup tie

    July 10, 2015

    MADRID (AP) Spain says Tommy Robredo has replaced David Ferrer in its Davis Cup team that will travel to Vladivostok to play Russia in a Europe-Africa zone second-round tie next week.Captain Conchita Martinez made the decision after seventh-ranked Ferrer underwent a medical checkup on the elbow injury which forced him to miss Wimbledon.

  • The Latest: Djokovic wins 1st set in Wimbledon semifinals

    July 10, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---2:04 p.m.Novak Djokovic has taken the first set, in a tiebreaker.The defending champion wasn't perfect, but he leads Richard Gasquet 7-6 (2) Friday in the Wimbledon semifinals.Gasquet surprisingly beat Stan Wawrinka in the quarterfinals, and he's doing well so far on Centre Court against Djokovic. The 21-set-seeded Frenchman was broken in his first service game, but bounced right back with a break of his own to get back on serve, using his devastating backhand to trouble the top-seeded Serb throughout the set.

  • Wimbledon Lookahead: Williams seeks 21st major, Muguruza 1st

    July 10, 2015

    LONDON (AP) Turn back the calendar more than a year, to June 28, 2014, when Serena Williams lost to Alize Cornet in the third round at Wimbledon.It was Williams' earliest exit from the All England Club in nearly a decade. It also marked the fourth time in five Grand Slam tournaments she was beaten before the quarterfinals.

  • Muguruza not afraid to face Serena in Wimbledon final

    July 10, 2015

    LONDON (AP) Garbine Muguruza knows she can beat Serena Williams on the big stage. After all, the then 20-year-old Spaniard handed the now 20-time major champion her most lopsided loss ever at a Grand Slam tournament.On Saturday, Muguruza will again go up against Williams, but this time in the Wimbledon final.

  • The Latest: Men's semifinals on schedule at Wimbledon

    July 10, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---11:35 a.m.It's men's semifinals day at Wimbledon. Play is due to start at 1 p.m. Here's the lineup on Centre Court:No. 1 Novak Djokovic vs. No. 21 Richard GasquetNo. 2 Roger Federer vs. No. 3 Andy Murray

  • Billie Jean King serves up 40th season of World Team Tennis

    July 10, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) Billie Jean King and World Team Tennis are serving up their 40th season, a feat accomplished only by the big four leagues in the United States.Co-founder King recalls the early years of the mid-1970s when Robert Kraft owned the Boston Lobsters and Jerry Buss owned the Los Angeles Strings. She was the No. 1 pick in the WTT draft for the Philadelphia Freedoms, and Martina Navratilova played for Boston.

  • The Latest: Rapper Drake 'just like family,' Williams says

    July 9, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---8:50 p.m.The rapper Drake has taken flack for appearing to be a front-runner when it comes to choosing sides in sports. So maybe it's fitting that he's in Serena Williams' corner at Wimbledon.

  • The Latest: Serena advances Wimbledon final for 8th time

    July 10, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---5:05 p.m.Serena Williams is back in the Wimbledon final, and still on target for a calendar-year Grand Slam.The top-seeded American beat Maria Sharapova 6-2, 6-4 Thursday in the semifinals on Centre Court, putting the five-time champion in the final at the All England Club for the eighth time.

  • The Latest: Serena takes 1st set from Sharapova at Wimbledon

    July 9, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---4:19 p.m.Serena Williams is one set away from an eighth Wimbledon final.The top-seeded American won the first set 6-2 against Maria Sharapova on Thursday, pushing her ever closer to a calendar-year Grand Slam.

  • The Latest: Djokovic-Gasquet 1st up in Wimbledon semifinals

    July 9, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---4:10 p.m.Novak Djokovic will be first up on Centre Court to face Richard Gasquet in the men's semifinals on Friday. Roger Federer and Andy Murray will meet in the second match on the same court.

  • Muguruza beats Radwanska in 3 sets to reach Wimbledon final

    July 9, 2015

    LONDON (AP) Garbine Muguruza took control early, lost the momentum and then held on at the end to beat Agnieszka Radwanska and reach her first Grand Slam final.The 21-year-old Muguruza lost six games in a row in one stretch but regrouped to defeat Radwanska 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 on Thursday, becoming the first Spanish woman to advance to the Wimbledon final since Arantxa Sanchez Vicario in 1996.

  • The Latest: With Muguruza through, time for Serena vs. Maria

    July 9, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---3:15 p.m.With Garbine Muguruza through to the Wimbledon final, it's time to find out who she will play in Saturday's championship match.Serena Williams, a five-time Wimbledon champion who is going for a calendar-year Grand Slam, will soon be on Centre Court to face 2004 champion Maria Sharapova.

  • The Latest: Garbine Muguruza advances to Wimbledon final

    July 9, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---3:05 p.m.Garbine Muguruza has made it to the Wimbledon final.The 21-year-old Spaniard advanced to her first major final by beating Agnieszka Radwanska 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 Thursday on Centre Court.

  • The Latest: Radwanska wins 2nd set in Wimbledon semifinals

    July 9, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---2:19 p.m.Agnieszka Radwanska is back in it.The 2012 Wimbledon runner-up evened her semifinal match against Garbine Muguruza on Thursday by winning the second set 6-3.Radwanska, who won five straight games after trailing 3-1, followed up her run to the final at the All England Club with another semifinal appearance in 2013.

  • Wimbledon Lookahead: Federer-Murray, Djokovic-Gasquet in SF

    July 9, 2015

    LONDON (AP) Three of the four participants in the men's semifinals Friday at Wimbledon - Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray - already have their names etched on the trophy.The other, Richard Gasquet, does not.Three of the four semifinals already own multiple Grand Slam titles: Federer with a record total of 17, Djokovic with eight, Murray with two.

  • The Latest: Muguruza wins 1st set in Wimbledon semifinals

    July 9, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---1:43 p.m.Garbine Muguruza easily won the first set in her Wimbledon semifinal match against Agnieszka Radwanska, 6-2.Muguruza, a Spaniard seeded 20th at Wimbledon, is playing in a major semifinal for the first time. Radwanska has been at this stage twice before at the All England Club, including in 2012 when she reached the final.

  • The Latest: It's women's semifinals day at Wimbledon

    July 9, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---11:35 a.m.It's women's semifinals day at Wimbledon. Play is due to start at 1 p.m. Here's the lineup on Centre Court:No. 13 Agnieszka Radwanska vs. No. 20 Garbine MuguruzaNo. 1 Serena Williams vs. No. 4 Maria Sharapova

  • The Latest: Men's semifinal matchups set at Wimbledon

    July 8, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---8:20 p.m.After Richard Gasquet's win over Stan Wawrinka, the Wimbledon semifinal matchups are set for Friday.Seven-time champion Roger Federer will face Andy Murray and top-seeded Novak Djokovic will take on Gasquet.

  • The Latest: Wawrinka loses to Gasquet at Wimbledon

    July 8, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---7:56 p.m.French Open champion Stan Wawrinka is out.Richard Gasquet of France beat the fourth-seeded Swiss 6-4, 4-6, 3-6, 6-4, 11-9 Wednesday on Court 1.Gasquest, who reached the Wimbledon semifinals in 2007, will next face top-seeded Novak Djokovic on Friday.

  • The Latest: Wawrinka and Gasquet at 9-9 in 5th set

    July 8, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---7:46 p.m.It's 9-9 in the fifth set, with Stan Wawrinka and Richard Gasquet holding easily.Gasquet won the first set and then the fourth to force a decider, and at Wimbledon there are no tiebreakers once you get to the fifth set.

  • The Latest: Novak Djokovic advances to Wimbledon semifinals

    July 8, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---6:56 p.m.Defending champion Novak Djokovic is back in the Wimbledon semifinals for the sixth straight year.The top-seeded Serb beat U.S. Open champion Maric Cilic 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 Wednesday on Centre Court.

  • The Latest: Pospisil unhappy about time violations

    July 8, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---6:45 p.m.Vasek Pospisil was docked a first serve because of a time violation, and he was none too happy about it.The Canadian was playing Andy Murray on Wednesday in the Wimbledon quarterfinals on Centre Court when the chair umpire gave Pospisil a warning for taking too long to serve in the second set.

  • Wimbledon Lookahead: Sharapova tries to end Williams' streak

    July 8, 2015

    LONDON (AP) Now it's Maria Sharapova's turn at Wimbledon to try to put an end to Serena Williams' bid for the third leg of a calendar-year Grand Slam - and a fourth consecutive major title.The No. 1-seeded Williams takes a 26-match Grand Slam winning streak, which began at last year's U.S. Open, into her semifinal Thursday at the All England Club against No. 4 Sharapova.

  • The Latest: Murray brothers both reach Wimbledon semifinals

    July 8, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---5:20 p.m.Andy is not the only Murray in the semifinals at Wimbledon this year - so is his older brother, Jamie, in men's doubles.Andy reached the final four in the men's singles by beating Vasek Pospisil on Centre Court on Wednesday, a day after Jamie and partner John Peers of Australia made it that far in doubles.

  • Williams gets past Azarenka at Wimbledon; Sharapova next

    July 8, 2015

    LONDON (AP) - Even as Serena Williams piled up aces and groundstroke winners from all angles, even as she stormed through seven games in a row and 10 of the last 13 in yet another comeback, her Wimbledon quarterfinal against Victoria Azarenka never felt like a runaway.

  • Roger Federer sails into Wimbledon semifinals for 10th time

    July 8, 2015

    LONDON (AP) Despite losing serve for the first time all tournament, Roger Federer is back in familiar territory - closing in on another Wimbledon title.Federer overwhelmed Gilles Simon 6-3, 7-5, 6-2 on Wednesday to advance to the semifinals at the All England Club for the 10th time, and to the final four of a Grand Slam tournament for the 37th time.

  • The Latest: Andy Murray advances to Wimbledon semifinals

    July 8, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---4:37 p.m.Andy Murray is through, and will next face Roger Federer in the Wimbledon semifinals.Murray, the 2013 champion, beat Vasek Pospisil of Canada 6-4, 7-5, 6-4 Wednesday on Centre Court, finishing it off with the roof closed after a pair of rain delays.

  • The Latest: Roger Federer advances to Wimbledon semifinals

    July 8, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---4:06 p.m.Roger Federer is one win away from another Wimbledon final.The seven-time champion beat Gilles Simon of France 6-3, 7-5, 6-2 Tuesday to reach the Wimbledon semifinals for the 10th time. Federer is 9-0 at that stage at the All England Club.

  • The Latest: Rain again suspends play at Wimbledon

    July 8, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---2:58 p.m.Play in the men's quarterfinals at Wimbledon has been suspended again because of rain.Andy Murray is leading Vasek Pospisil on Centre Court 6-4, 3-4, while Roger Federer is leading Gilles Simon 6-3, 6-5 on Court 1.

  • The Latest: Federer gets broken for 1st time this tournament

    July 8, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---2:55 p.m.Gilles Simon broke Roger Federer's serve for the first time at this year's Wimbledon tournament.Trailing 5-4 with Federer serving for the second set, Simon won four straight points to get back on serve.

  • The Latest: William, Kate and Billie Jean King in Royal Box

    July 8, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---2:20 p.m.Prince William and his wife Kate - the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge - are in the Royal Box at Wimbledon.Kate, wearing a bright red dress, and William, in a suit and tie, stood and clapped as Britain's Andy Murray walked onto Centre Court to face Vasek Pospisil in the quarterfinals.

  • The Latest: Play resumes at Wimbledon after short rain delay

    July 8, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---3:32 p.m.Play at Wimbledon has restarted after a rain delay of about 30 minutes, with the Centre Court roof closed.Andy Murray is leading Vasek Pospisil on Centre Court 6-4, 3-4, while Roger Federer is leading Gilles Simon 6-3, 6-5 on Court 1.

  • The Latest: Grand Slam bid by Mattek-Sands, Safarova ends

    July 8, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---1:50 p.m.While Serena Williams' bid for a calendar-year Grand Slam will continue in the Wimbledon semifinals, another attempt to win all four majors in a single season ended Wednesday - in women's doubles.

  • The Latest: Rain interrupts men's quarterfinals at Wimbledon

    July 8, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---The covers are out on the courts at Wimbledon as rain has interrupted the opening men's quarterfinal matches during the first set.Andy Murray was leading Vasek Pospisil 3-1 on Centre Court, and Roger Federer was 3-0 up against Gilles Simon on Court 1 when the players were sent back inside.

  • The Latest: Could be 4 top men's seeds in Wimbledon semis

    July 8, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---1:25 p.m.If the four favorites - No. 1 Novak Djokovic, No. 2 Roger Federer, No. 3 Andy Murray, No. 4 Stan Wawrinka - manage to win their quarterfinals, it would be the first time in 20 years that the men seeded 1-4 make the Wimbledon semifinals.

  • The Latest: Men's Quarterfinals Day at Wimbledon

    July 8, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---12:45 p.m.It's men's quarterfinals day at Wimbledon. Play is due to start at 1 p.m. Here's the lineup:Centre Court:Andy Murray vs. Vasek PospisilNovak Djokovic vs. Marin CilicCourt 1:Roger Federer vs. Gilles Simon

  • Wimbledon Lookahead: No. 1 Djokovic leads top 4 into QFs

    July 7, 2015

    LONDON (AP) Novak Djokovic is developing a nasty habit of playing Grand Slam matches over two days.He thinks his latest carried-over contest won't have any effect on him in the Wimbledon quarterfinals Wednesday.The defending champion and No. 1 seed at the All England Club will be competing for a third day in a row when he faces No. 9 Marin Cilic for a berth in the semifinals.

  • Azarenka takes exception to questioning about noise

    July 7, 2015

    LONDON (AP) Victoria Azarenka didn't like the line of questioning at all.The two-time Australian Open champion lost to Serena Williams 3-6, 6-2, 6-3 Tuesday on Centre Court in a high-quality match at Wimbledon, and was then asked about the crowd laughing at the two during play for making loud noises while hitting the ball.

  • The Latest: Bryan brothers eliminated at Wimbledon

    July 7, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---9:30 p.m.Top-seeded American twins Bob and Mike Bryan have been eliminated from the men's doubles tournament at Wimbledon.The Bryan brothers lost to Rohan Bopanna of India and Florin Mergea of Romania 5-7, 6-4, 7-6 (9), 7-6 (5) Tuesday in the quarterfinals.

  • The Latest: Women's semifinal matchups set for Thursday

    July 7, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---6:48 p.m.With Serena Williams winning on Centre Court, the women's semifinals at Wimbledon are set.Here's a look at the matchups on Thursday at the All England Club:No. 1 Serena Williams vs. No. 4 Maria Sharapova

  • The Latest: Serena still on track for true Grand Slam

    July 7, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---6:45 p.m.Serena Williams is still on track for a true Grand Slam.The top-seeded American and five-time Wimbledon champion rallied to beat Victoria Azarenka 3-6, 6-2, 6-3 Tuesday on Centre Court to reach the semifinals at the All England Club for the ninth time.

  • The Latest: Radwanska advances to Wimbledon semifinals

    July 7, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---6:21 p.m.Agnieszka Radwanska is back in the Wimbledon semifinals for the third time in four years.The 13th-seeded Pole, who lost in the 2012 final, beat Madison Keys of the United States 7-6 (3), 3-6, 6-3 Tuesday in the quarterfinals.

  • The Latest: Serena and Azarenka head to 3rd set at Wimbledon

    July 7, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---6:08 p.m.Serena Williams has won the second set, and sent her Wimbledon quarterfinal match against Victoria Azarenka to a decider on Centre Court.The five-time champion dropped the first set 6-3 but evened the match by winning the second 6-2.

  • Australian Fraser sorry for comments about Kyrgios, Tomic

    July 7, 2015

    SYDNEY (AP) Australian Olympic swimming great Dawn Fraser ''unreservedly apologized'' on Tuesday for her comment that tennis stars Nick Kyrgios and Bernard Tomic should set a better example or go back to where ''their parents came from.''Fraser, who won eight Olympic medals including four golds, was speaking in an interview on Australian television Tuesday, when asked about recent petulant behavior by Kyrgios and Tomic at Wimbledon.

  • The Latest: Murray 1st up on Centre Court on Wednesday

    July 7, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---5:18 p.m.Andy Murray will be first up on Centre Court on Wednesday in the Wimbledon quarterfinals.The 2013 champion will face Vasek Pospisil before top-seeded Novak Djokovic plays Marin Cilic. Play on the two main courts is scheduled to start at 1 p.m.

  • The Latest: Serena loses 1st set in Wimbledon quarterfinals

    July 7, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---5:16 p.m.Serena Williams lost the first set of her Wimbledon quarterfinal match against Victoria Azarenka 6-3.The top-seeded American, who is trying to complete a calendar-year Grand Slam, dropped the opening set on Centre Court on Tuesday.

  • The Latest: Maria Sharapova advances to Wimbledon semifinals

    July 7, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---4:20 p.m.Maria Sharapova is back in the Wimbledon semifinals for the first time since reaching the championship match in 2011.The fourth-seeded Russian struggled for a bit but still beat CoCo Vandeweghe of the United States 6-3, 6-7 (3), 6-2 Tuesday on Centre Court.

  • The Latest: Muguruza advances to Wimbledon semifinals

    July 7, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---4:05 p.m.Garbine Muguruza has made it to the Wimbledon semifinals for the first time.The 20th-seeded Spaniard, who reached the quarterfinals at the last two French Opens, advanced Tuesday by beating Timea Bacsinszky of Switzerland 7-5, 6-3 on Court 1.

  • The Latest: Maria Sharapova heads to 3rd set at Wimbledon

    July 7, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---3:40 p.m.Maria Sharapova has lost the second set of her quarterfinal match at Wimbledon.The 2004 champion won the first set 6-3 against CoCo Vandeweghe on Centre Court, but lost the second 7-6 (3).

  • Djokovic beats Anderson in 5 to reach Wimbledon quarters

    July 7, 2015

    LONDON (AP) Novak Djokovic survived a one-set shootout with big-serving Kevin Anderson on Tuesday to advance to the quarterfinals and keep up his bid for a third Wimbledon title.The top-ranked Djokovic beat the 14th-seeded South African 7-5 in the fifth set on Court 1 to complete a match that had been suspended by darkness at two sets apiece.

  • The Latest: Men's quarterfinal matchups set at Wimbledon

    July 7, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---2:25 p.m.Now that Novak Djokovic has advanced, here's a look at Wednesday's full schedule of men's quarterfinal matchups at Wimbledon:No. 1 Novak Djokovic vs. No. 9 Marin CilicNo. 2 Roger Federer vs. No. 12 Gilles Simon

  • The Latest: Top-seeded Djokovic beats Anderson at Wimbledon

    July 7, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---2:20 p.m.Novak Djokovic has done it.The top-seeded Serb won the deciding fifth set against Kevin Anderson on Tuesday and earned a spot in the Wimbledon quarterfinals.Djokovic beat Anderson 6-7 (6), 6-7 (6), 6-1, 6-4, 7-5 Tuesday in a match that lasted two days. After splitting the opening two sets on Monday, the match was suspended because of darkness.

  • The Latest: Players back on court at Wimbledon after rain

    July 7, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---1:25 p.m.The tarps are off and players are back on court at Wimbledon.Rain briefly halted play on the outside courts, and forced those on the main courts to return indoors Tuesday at the All England Club.

  • The Latest: Rain starts to come down at Wimbledon

    July 7, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---1:10 p.m.Novak Djokovic stepped out onto Court 1 on Tuesday to resume his match with the sun shining overhead. A few moments later, a large cloud rolled in and the spectators quickly reached for their umbrellas.

  • The Latest: Wimbledon pauses for victims of 2005 bombings

    July 7, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---11:35 a.m.Before play got started at Wimbledon on Tuesday, the All England Club took a moment to remember the victims of the 2005 London bombings on the 10th anniversary of the attacks.The club paused for a minute's silence at 11:30 a.m., with play on the outside courts not starting until 11:45 a.m.

  • Fraser apologizes for "bigotry" comments at Kyrgios, Tomic

    July 7, 2015

    SYDNEY (AP) Australian Olympic swimming great Dawn Fraser has ''unreservedly apologized'' on Tuesday for her comments in which she suggested that that tennis stars Nick Kyrgios and Bernard Tomic should set a better example or go back to where their parents came from.

  • Djokovic must wait to try to reach Wimbledon quarterfinals

    July 6, 2015

    LONDON (AP) For two sets in Wimbledon's fourth round on Monday, defending champion Novak Djokovic was in serious trouble, unable to solve 6-foot-8 (2.03-meter) Kevin Anderson's big serve.Djokovic dropped both of those sets, 7-6 (6), 7-6 (6), then began working his way back into the match. He took the next two sets, 6-1, 6-4, to force a fifth, before play was suspended a little after 9 p.m. because of darkness.

  • The Latest: Federer and Murray through to quarterfinals

    July 6, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---9:25 p.m.Roger Federer and Andy Murray both made it through to the quarterfinals, and another win for each will set up a semifinal match between the two former champions.The defending champion, Novak Djokovic, hasn't made it - yet. The top-seeded Serb will have to finish his fourth-round match against Kevin Anderson on Tuesday after play was suspended Monday because of darkness at two sets apiece.

  • Williams takes on Azarenka in Wimbledon quarterfinals

    July 6, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The last time Serena Williams played Victoria Azarenka, they exchanged angry gestures, testy words - and a pair of shorts.If the rematch of that tense three-setter at the French Open is half as good, fans at Wimbledon should be in for a treat.

  • The Latest: Kyrgios asked if he tried his hardest after loss

    July 6, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---9:10 p.m.Nick Kyrgios got into a couple of contentious exchanges with reporters after losing in the fourth round at Wimbledon.The 26th-seeded Australian was eliminated by Richard Gasquet on Monday, and was asked whether he tried his hardest during the second set.

  • The Latest: Djokovic-Anderson match suspended at Wimbledon

    July 6, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---9:05 p.m.Novak Djokovic will have to wait until Tuesday to see if he can reach the quarterfinals at Wimbledon.The defending champion's fourth-round match against Kevin Anderson on Monday was suspended because of darkness after the fourth set.

  • The Latest: Djokovic evens match, heads to 5th at Wimbledon

    July 6, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---9:01 p.m.Novak Djokovic is going to a fifth set.The defending Wimbledon champion lost the first two sets Monday but has won the last two to force a decider against Kevin Anderson in the fourth round.

  • The Latest: Djokovic wins 3rd set, still trails at Wimbledon

    July 6, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---8:22 p.m.Novak Djokovic is making a comeback.The top-ranked Serb lost the opening two sets of his fourth-round match against Kevin Anderson at Wimbledon, but won the third.Djokovic now trails Anderson 6-7 (6), 6-7 (6), 6-1.

  • The Latest: Djokovic loses opening 2 sets at Wimbledon

    July 6, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---8 p.m.Novak Djokovic has lost another set at Wimbledon.The top-ranked Serb lost the opening two sets of his fourth-round match against Kevin Anderson 7-6 (6), 7-6 (6) Monday on Court 1.---7:35 p.m.

  • The Latest: Federer advances to Wimbledon quarterfinals

    July 6, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---7:35 p.m.Seven-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer is back in the quarterfinals at the All England Club.Federer beat 20th-seeded Roberta Bautista Agut 6-2, 6-2, 6-3 Monday on Centre Court, putting him in the quarterfinals at the grass-court major for the 13th time.

  • The Latest: Djokovic drops 1st set vs Anderson at Wimbledon

    July 6, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---7:00 p.m.Defending champion Novak Djokovic has dropped a set for the first time at this year's Wimbledon.Kevin Anderson won the first set of their fourth-round match 7-6 (6) Monday on Court 1 after Djokovic double-faulted at 6-6 of the tiebreaker. The 14th-seeded South African closed out the set with an ace.

  • The Latest: Gilles Simon reaches Wimbledon quarterfinals

    July 6, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---6:50 p.m.Gilles Simon will be playing in the Wimbledon quarterfinals for the first time.The 12th-seeded Frenchman beat 2010 Wimbledon runner-up Tomas Berdych 6-3, 6-3, 6-2 Monday in the fourth round.

  • The Latest: Marin Cilic reaches Wimbledon quarterfinals

    July 6, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---6:40 p.m.U.S. Open champion Marin Cilic made his way into the Wimbledon quarterfinals by beating Denis Kudla of the United States on Monday.Cilic won 6-4, 4-6, 6-3, 7-5 on Court 3 to reach the quarterfinals at the All England Club for the second straight year.

  • The Latest: Caroline Wozniacki mum on McIlroy's injury

    July 6, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---6:05 p.m.Caroline Wozniacki didn't have much to say about former fiance Rory McIlroy injuring his ankle the week before the British Open.After losing in the fourth round at Wimbledon on Monday, the Dane was asked if she had any message for McIlroy, who tore an ankle ligament playing soccer with friends. McIlroy ended their relationship last year.

  • The Latest: Andy Murray advances to Wimbledon quarterfinals

    July 6, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---5:46 p.m.Andy Murray has made it to the Wimbledon quarterfinals for the eighth straight year.The 2013 champion at the All England Club advanced Monday by beating Ivo Karlovic of Croatia 7-6 (7), 6-4, 5-7, 6-4 on Centre Court.

  • The Latest: Wawrinka advances to Wimbledon quarterfinals

    July 6, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---5:35 p.m.French Open champion Stan Wawrinka is still going strong at Wimbledon.The fourth-seeded Swiss player advanced to the quarterfinals Monday by beating David Goffin of Belgium 7-6 (3), 7-6 (7), 6-4 on Court 1.

  • Keys and Vandeweghe join Serena in Wimbledon quarterfinals

    July 6, 2015

    LONDON (AP) While most eyes were on the Williams sisters, CoCo Vandeweghe and Madison Keys quietly showed there are more American players to pay attention to at Wimbledon.Vandeweghe and Keys both reached the quarterfinals for the first time at the All England Club, wrapping up their victories on outside courts just as Serena Williams' match against sister Venus was getting started on Centre Court. With Serena also winning, it's the first time since 2004 that three American women have made the last eight at Wimbledon.

  • The Latest: Serena gets Azarenka in Wimbledon quarterfinals

    July 6, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---4:35 p.m.The women's quarterfinals are set, and Serena Williams will face two-time Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka in Tuesday's marquee matchup.Williams is a five-time Wimbledon champion and is heading toward a true Grand Slam after winning the first two majors of the year. She is 16-3 against Azarenka overall, and 9-0 in Grand Slam matches.

  • The Latest: Muguruza advances to Wimbledon quarterfinals

    July 6, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---4:30 p.m.Garbine Muguruza will play in the Wimbledon quarterfinals for the first time.The 20th-seeded Spaniard, who reached the quarterfinals at the French Open the last two years, beat No. 5 Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark 6-4, 6-4 Monday in the fourth round.

  • The Latest: Victoria Azarenka advances to Wimbledon quarters

    July 6, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---3:55 p.m.Two-time Wimbledon semifinalist Victoria Azarenka is a win away from a third appearance in the last four.The 23rd-seeded Azarenka advanced to the quarterfinals by beating 18-year-old Belinda Bencic of Switzerland 6-2, 6-3 Monday.

  • The Latest: Bacsinszky advances to Wimbledon quarterfinals

    July 6, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---3:50 p.m.Timea Bacsinszky has followed up on her French Open run with a spot in the Wimbledon quarterfinals.The 15th-seeded Swiss player rallied to beat Monica Niculescu of Romania 1-6, 7-5, 6-2 Monday in the fourth round.

  • The Latest: Radwanska advances to Wimbledon quarterfinals

    July 6, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---3:35 p.m.Agnieszka Radwanska, the 2012 Wimbledon runner-up, has reached the quarterfinals at the All England Club.The 13th-seeded Pole beat former top-ranked player Jelena Jankovic of Serbia 7-5, 6-4 Monday in the fourth round. Jankvoic, who has never reached the quarterfinals at Wimbledon, beat defending champion Petra Kvitova in the previous round.

  • Serena beats Venus in 2 sets in 4th round at Wimbledon

    July 6, 2015

    LONDON (AP) Serena Williams extended her mastery over big sister Venus, and kept alive her bid for Grand Slam history.In the 26th career meeting between the siblings, Serena dominated with her steady serve and big hitting from the back of the court to win 6-4, 6-3 on Centre Court in 1 hour, 8 minutes, extending her Grand Slam winning streak to 25 matches.

  • The Latest: Maria Sharapova back in Wimbledon quarterfinals

    July 6, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---2:50 p.m.Still looking for a second Wimbledon title, Maria Sharapova has reached the quarterfinals at the All England Club.The fourth-seeded Russian beat Zarina Diyas of Kazakhstan 6-4, 6-4 Monday on Court 1 and will next face unseeded American CoCo Vandeweghe on Tuesday.

  • The Latest: Richard Gasquet holds off Kyrgios at Wimbledon

    July 6, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---2:40 p.m.Richard Gasquet is back in the Wimbledon quarterfinals after beating Nick Kyrgios.The 21st-seeded Frenchman, who reached the semifinals at the All England Club in 2007, beat Kyrgios 7-5, 6-1, 6-7 (7), 7-6 (6) Monday on Court 2.

  • The Latest: Vasek Pospisil rallies to advance at Wimbledon

    July 6, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---2:27 p.m.Vasek Pospisil came back from two sets down to reach the quarterfinals at Wimbledon.The unseeded Canadian beat Viktor Troicki of Serbia 4-6, 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-3, 6-3 Monday in the fourth round.

  • The Latest: Serena beats Venus to advance at Wimbledon

    July 6, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---2:25 p.m.Serena Williams has won.The 20-time major champion beat older sister Venus 6-4, 6-3 Monday at Wimbledon to advance to the quarterfinals.Both Serena and Venus are five-time champions at the All England Club, but Serena is on track for a true Grand Slam after winning the Australian Open and French Open this year.

  • The Latest: Gasquet breaks racket after wasting match points

    July 6, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---1:55 p.m.Richard Gasquet wasn't happy about wasting two match points against Nick Kyrgios, smashing his racket in anger after dropping the third set of their fourth-round match.Gasquet was up 6-4 in the tiebreaker but the Australian saved both match points before converting his fourth set point to take the match to a fourth. The Frenchman then slammed his racket into the ground and once more against his chair, breaking the frame.

  • The Latest: Serena wins 1st set against Venus at Wimbledon

    July 6, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---1:45 p.m.Serena Williams has won the first set against older sister Venus.The American sisters are playing in the fourth round at Wimbledon, with the winner advancing to the quarterfinals. Serena took the first set 6-4 on Monday on Centre Court.

  • The Latest: CoCo Vandeweghe reaches Wimbledon quarterfinals

    July 6, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---1:35 p.m.CoCo Vandeweghe became the second American woman to reach the Wimbledon quarterfinals Monday by upsetting French Open runner-up Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic in straight sets.

  • Spain names Conchita Martinez Davis Cup captain

    July 6, 2015

    MADRID (AP) Spain has named former Wimbledon winner Conchita Martinez captain of its Davis Cup team.Martinez replaces fired predecessor Gala Leon amid a shakeup for the tennis federation that included the government removing former president Jose Luis Escanuela after Rafael Nadal and several other players criticized his management style.

  • The Latest: Keys advances to Wimbledon quarterfinals

    July 6, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---1:20 p.m.Madison Keys has reached the Wimbledon quarterfinals for the first time.The 21st-seeded American beat Olga Govortsova of Belarus 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 Monday at the All England Club.Keys, who reached the Australian Open semifinals this year, had never before been past the third round at Wimbledon.

  • The Latest: Wimbledon to hold minute's silence on Tuesday

    July 6, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---12:35 p.m.Wimbledon will hold a minute of silence at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the London bombings.On July 7, 2005, several suicide bombings killed 52 people on the London transport network.

  • The Latest: European golfers to grace Royal Box at Wimbledon

    July 6, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---12:25 p.m.It's a good day to bring the golf clubs as well as tennis rackets to Wimbledon.A number of top European golfers are due in the Royal Box on Monday. The lineup includes Miguel Angel Jimenez, Paul McGinley, Ian Poulter, Sam Torrance, Jamie Donaldson, Stephen Gallacher and Lee Westwood.

  • The Latest: Manic Monday about to get started at Wimbledon

    July 6, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---11:25 a.m.It's Manic Monday at Wimbledon and matches are about to get underway.The craziest day of the two-week tournament at the All England Club has all 16 fourth-round matches on the schedule. Play on the outside courts will start shortly, while matches in the main stadiums won't start until about 1 p.m.

  • Reports: Martinez to take charge of Spain's Davis Cup team

    July 5, 2015

    MADRID (AP) Spanish media reports say former Wimbledon winner Conchita Martinez will be appointed temporary captain of Spain's Davis Cup team as a replacement for the fired Gala Leon.The Spanish tennis federation was expected to announce the decision on Monday.

  • 'Unbelievable': Jankovic tops 2-time Wimbledon champ Kvitova

    July 5, 2015

    LONDON (AP) - About an hour after flopping on her back and kicking her feet overhead to celebrate a stunning comeback against defending Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova, Jelena Jankovic still was giddy.''I cannot stop smiling. ... I was very brave at the end. You know, here I am,'' she said through a giggle. ''Unbelievable.''

  • All-Williams matchup headlines Monday's action at Wimbledon

    July 5, 2015

    LONDON (AP) One five-time Wimbledon champion is guaranteed to reach the quarterfinals. Another is assured of elimination.That's what will happen Monday when Serena Williams plays older sister Venus Williams for the sixth time at the grass-court Grand Slam in southwest London.

  • Tomic suspended from Davis Cup for Australia over comments

    July 5, 2015

    SYDNEY (AP) Bernard Tomic has been suspended from Australia's home Davis Cup quarterfinal against Kazakhstan for his verbal attack on Tennis Australia officials, including Pat Rafter and chief executive Craig Tiley.Australian Associated Press reported from Wimbledon on Saturday that Tennis Australia president Steve Healy said Tomic's disrespectful post-match comments following his third-round loss to top-seeded Novak Djokovic on Friday effectively ruled him out of contention.

  • The Latest: Murray calls for shorter medical timeouts

    July 4, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---10:45 p.m.Andy Murray wants to see injury timeouts shortened after his Wimbledon opponent took a lengthy break that the Briton said affected his play.Murray lost six straight games after Andreas Seppi took a timeout to get treatment on his right leg. Murray said he cooled down during that break and his shoulder then started hurting when he was serving.

  • The Latest: Simon beats Monfils in 5 sets at Wimbledon

    July 4, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---10:35 p.m.Gilles Simon won the late-night meeting against Gael Monfils at Wimbledon, taking the fifth set under the roof on Centre Court.The third-round match ended shortly before 10:30 p.m. after it was moved from Court 1 because of bad light during the fourth set.

  • The Latest: Monfils-Simon going to 5th set at Wimbledon

    July 4, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---9:55 p.m.Gael Monfils and Gilles Simon are going to a fifth set under the Centre Court roof, making for a late Saturday night at Wimbledon.Monfils won the fourth set 6-2 to level the match, which was moved from Court 1 when light faded. It is the only third-round match yet to be completed ahead of Sunday's rest day.

  • The Latest: Monfils-Simon match moved to Centre Court

    July 4, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---9:20 p.m.The Wimbledon match between Gael Monfils and Gilles Simon has been moved to Centre Court so it can be completed under the lights after darkness set in on Court 1.Simon leads the third-round match 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (6), 1-2.

  • The Latest: Murray beats Seppi in 4 sets at Wimbledon

    July 4, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---8:30 p.m.Andy Murray stumbled in the third set before closing out a relatively comfortable victory over Andreas Seppi to reach the fourth round at Wimbledon.Murray was broken twice in the third set and again to start the fourth but bounced back to win 6-2, 6-2, 1-6, 6-1 Saturday on Centre Court. After losing six straight games, he won the last six of the match and closed out the win with an ace.

  • The Latest: Karlovic has to defend double-hit at Wimbledon

    July 4, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---7:35 p.m.Ivo Karlovic had to defend himself after his victory over Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, as slow-motion replays showed he hit the ball twice on a volley on a crucial point.With Tsonga having set point to level the match at two sets apiece, Karlovic lunged for a forehand volley at the net. After the ball came off his racket, Karlovic hit it again to get it over the net for a winner. He closed out the match by winning the fourth-set tiebreaker.

  • The Latest: Another tough British loss at Wimbledon

    July 4, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---6:30 p.m.Another day, another disappointing British loss at Wimbledon.A day after Heather Watson couldn't protect a two-break lead in the final set against Serena Williams, James Ward couldn't close out his match against Vasek Pospisil.

  • The Latest: Jankovic stuns Petra Kvitova at Wimbledon

    July 4, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---6:00 p.m.Jelena Jankovic came from a set and a break down to beat defending champion Petra Kvitova in the third round at Wimbledon.The former No. 1-ranked Serb won 3-6, 7-5, 6-4 on Centre Court to reach the fourth round for the first time since 2010.

  • The Latest: Karlovic beats Tsonga in 3rd round at Wimbledon

    July 4, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---5:25 p.m.Ivo Karlovic rode his hard serve into the second week of Wimbledon, beating Jo-Wilfried Tsonga despite not earning a single break against the Frenchman.The 23rd-seeded Karlovic won 7-6 (3), 4-6, 7-6 (2), 7-6 (9) to reach the fourth round for the third time.

  • Isner double-faults twice late to lose in 5 at Wimbledon

    July 4, 2015

    LONDON (AP) John Isner could hardly believe it, either.What shaped up as another possible lengthy five-setter at Wimbledon for the winner of the longest match in tennis history - Isner and U.S. Open champion Marin Cilic resumed their suspended third-round match at 10-all in the final set Saturday - instead wrapped up rather quickly.

  • The Latest: Federer beats Groth to advance at Wimbledon

    July 4, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---3:45 p.m.After a small hiccup, Roger Federer quickly found his stride again to advance at Wimbledon.Federer dropped a set for the first time this week but never looked in real trouble against Sam Groth, beating the hard-serving Australian 6-4, 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-2 in the third round Saturday.

  • Dustin Brown loses at Wimbledon 2 days after beating Nadal

    July 4, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The curse of beating Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon has struck again.Dustin Brown, the German qualifier with the dreadlocks who surprisingly beat the two-time Wimbledon champion in the second round on Centre Court, lost Saturday in his very next match.

  • The Latest: Cilic quickly wraps up win vs Isner at Wimbledon

    July 4, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---3:05 p.m.Well, that wrapped up quickly.John Isner double-faulted on two of the last three points Saturday and lost to reigning U.S. Open champion Marin Cilic 7-6 (4), 6-7 (6), 6-4, 6-7 (4), 12-10 in a third-round Wimbledon match that resumed after being suspended a night earlier because of darkness at 10-all in the fifth set.

  • Just like old times, it's Williams vs. Williams at Wimbledon

    July 4, 2015

    LONDON (AP) Just like old times.Used to be that a match involving Miss Williams vs. Miss Williams, as they like to say at the All England Club, was a regular occurrence at the latter stages of the most prestigious tennis tournaments in the world.During a span of eight majors from the U.S. Open in 2001 to Wimbledon in 2003, Serena and Venus Williams participated in six all-in-the-family Grand Slam finals. Think about it this way: Before that stretch, the only previous major title match between sisters came when Maud Watson beat her younger sibling, Lillian, in the very first Wimbledon women's final in 1884.

  • The Latest: Isner, Cilic resume 5-set match at Wimbledon

    July 4, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---2:45 p.m.John Isner and U.S. Open champion Marin Cilic are back at it on Court 1.They resumed their third-round match Saturday, a little less than 17 1/2 hours after it was suspended because of darkness a night earlier at 10-all in the fifth set.

  • The Latest: Wozniacki easily reaches 4th round at Wimbledon

    July 4, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---2:40 p.m.Caroline Wozniacki cruised into the fourth round of Wimbledon by beating Camila Giorgi 6-2, 6-2 Saturday.The Danish former No. 1 is into the second week for the fifth time at the All England Club, but has lost all four of her previous fourth-round matches. This time she'll face 20th-seeded Garbine Muguruza of Spain, who needed to win a marathon tiebreaker before beating former semifinalist Angelique Kerber 7-6 (12), 1-6, 6-2.

  • Dustin Brown loses at Wimbledon 2 days after beaing Nadal

    July 4, 2015

    LONDON (AP) Dustin Brown's first match since beating Rafael Nadal ended in defeat.The German qualifier followed up his surprising win over the two-time Wimbledon champion with a 6-4, 7-6 (3), 4-6, 6-3 loss to 22nd-seeded Viktor Troicki of Serbia on Saturday in the third round.

  • The Latest: Brown loses to Troicki at Wimbledon

    July 4, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---2:05 p.m.Viktor Troicki did what Rafael Nadal couldn't, beating Dustin Brown at Wimbledon on Saturday to advance to the fourth round.Troicki neutralized the 102nd-ranked Brown's serve-and-volley game and played better on the key points, winning 6-4, 7-6 (3), 4-6, 6-3.

  • The Latest: Groth hits 2nd fastest serve ever at Wimbledon

    July 4, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---1:55 p.m.Sam Groth has hit the second-fastest serve ever recorded at Wimbledon, a 147 mph (236 kph) winner against Roger Federer on Centre Court.Groth hit the serve at 1-1, 30-all in the first set against the seven-time champion. Federer got his racket to the ball, but couldn't return it.

  • The Latest: Brown loses first 2 sets vs Troicki at Wimbledon

    July 4, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---1:05 p.m.Dustin Brown is struggling to replicate the kind of performance that saw him beat Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon, losing the first two sets in his third-round match against Viktor Troicki.

  • The Latest: Dustin Brown back on court at Wimbledon

    July 4, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---11:40 a.m.Dustin Brown is back on court at Wimbledon, hoping to follow up his win over Rafael Nadal by beating 22nd-seeded Viktor Troicki of Serbia.The 102nd-ranked German drew a loud ovation as he walked on to Court 3 for this third-round match, wearing bright red headphones.

  • Wimbledon Lookahead: Dustin Brown tries for encore

    July 3, 2015

    LONDON (AP) After his stunning win over Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon, Dustin Brown said it was easy to play well when expectations were so low.The 102nd-ranked German won't have that luxury on Saturday against Viktor Troicki. Everyone wants to see what Wimbledon's latest sensation can do for an encore.

  • Isner at it again at Wimbledon, tied 10-all in 5th vs. Cilic

    July 3, 2015

    LONDON (AP) Marathon man John Isner is at it again at Wimbledon.The winner of the longest match in tennis history found himself involved in another never-ending one at the All England Club, tied with reigning U.S. Open champion Marin Cilic at 10-all in the fifth set when their third-round contest was suspended because of darkness Friday night.

  • Spanish tennis federation fires Davis Cup team captain Leon

    July 3, 2015

    MADRID (AP) The newly appointed president of Spain's tennis federation has moved to quell unrest among players by firing the Davis Cup captain and sports director.Fernando Fernandez-Ladreda Aguirre issued a statement Friday, a day after taking over as president, saying he had fired Gala Leon.

  • The Latest: Isner, Cilic sent home at 10-all in 5th set

    July 3, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---9:25 p.m.Well, John Isner knows this routine all too well.Isner and reigning U.S. Open champion Marin Cilic were sent home for the night because it was too dark to continue playing at 10-all in the fifth set of their third-round match at Wimbledon on Friday.

  • The Latest: Isner in another long one at Wimbledon

    July 3, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---9:05 p.m.Here we go again?John Isner, best known for winning the longest match in tennis history at Wimbledon in 2010, finds himself in another lengthy one at the All England Club.The 17th-seeded Isner and No. 9 Marin Cilic, the reigning U.S. Open champion, are tied at 7-all in the fifth set of their third-round match Friday on Court 2.

  • The Latest: Kudla extends surprising run at Wimbledon

    July 3, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---8:30 p.m.American wild-card entry Denis Kudla extended his surprising run at Wimbledon, beating Santiago Giraldo of Colombia in five sets Friday to reach the fourth round of a Grand Slam for the first time.

  • The Latest: Sharapova laments 'terrible' bocce skills

    July 3, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---8:05 p.m.Turns out Maria Sharapova's ball skills don't extend far outside the tennis courts.The Russian former No. 1 was asked Friday whether she had watched Dustin Brown's win over Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon a day earlier, but said she had been outside playing bocce with her team. Asked if she was any good at the Italian game, Sharapova responded: ''Terrible.''

  • The Latest: Williams staves off Watson at Wimbledon - barely

    July 3, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---Serena Williams erased three breaks in the final set to stave off an upset bid by British home favorite Heather Watson in the third round of Wimbledon.Williams was broken twice to trail 3-0 in the decider before turning things around, winning 6-2, 4-6, 7-5 Friday to keep alive her bid for a calendar-year Grand Slam. Williams went up 4-3 in the final set only to be broken again in the ninth game, giving Watson a chance to serve out the match. Williams broke right back again, however, held at love and then converted her third match point.

  • The Latest: Watson taking Williams to 3rd set at Wimbledon

    July 3, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---6:35 p.m.Heather Watson is taking five-time champion Serena Williams to a third set at Wimbledon - raising British hopes of another major upset on Centre Court.The British player broke the top-ranked Williams twice in the second set to level their third-round match 2-6, 6-4 - setting off raucous applause from the partisan crowd.

  • The Latest: Venus Williams back in 4th round at Wimbledon

    July 3, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---6:30 p.m.Venus Williams is back in the fourth round of Wimbledon for the first time since 2011.The five-time champion beat Aleksandra Krunic of Serbia 6-3, 6-2 Friday and could next face sister Serena, who was playing Heather Watson of Britain on Centre Court.

  • The Latest: Djokovic signs fan's artificial leg at Wimbledon

    July 3, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---5:20 p.m.Novak Djokovic is used to signing all kinds of items for fans, but this was a new one even for him.After his third-round victory at Wimbledon on Friday, the top-ranked defending champion stopped as he usually does to sign autographs for supporters before exiting Centre Court. Along with the usual programs and oversized tennis balls that people normally hand over, one man gave the Serb something a bit more unusual - his prosthetic leg.

  • The Latest: Clinical Djokovic advances at Wimbledon

    July 3, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---5:00 p.m.Defending champion Novak Djokovic kept up his winning streak against Australian players by easily beating Bernard Tomic 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 Friday in the third round at Wimbledon.A day after Rafael Nadal was stunned by Dustin Brown on Centre Court, Djokovic put in a clinical performance that never gave Tomic any hopes of a similar upset. Djokovic has not lost to an Australian in a tour-level match since 2006.

  • For 4th year in row, Nadal loses early at Wimbledon

    July 3, 2015

    LONDON (AP) - On the final point of the first set of his latest Wimbledon disappointment, Rafael Nadal swung his mighty, lefty forehand - and whiffed, accidentally whacking his right leg with his racket.It was a painful, embarrassing mistake, symbolic of the sort of day this was.

  • Kyrgios steals show with Wimbledon win over Raonic

    July 3, 2015

    LONDON (AP) A day after Dustin Brown wowed Wimbledon with his go-for-broke style in beating Rafael Nadal, another shot-making showman made his mark to reach the fourth round.Nick Kyrgios -the 20-year-old Australian who stunned Nadal here last year - served 34 aces and hit flashy winners from all over the court to upset seventh-seeded Milos Raonic of Canada 5-7, 7-5, 7-6 (3), 6-3 on Friday to reach the round of 16 at the All England Club for the second year in a row.

  • The Latest: Vandeweghe beats Stosur at Wimbledon

    July 3, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---4:20 p.m.CoCo Vandeweghe of the U.S. is into the second week at a Grand Slam tournament for the first time.The 47th-ranked Vandeweghe, the niece of former NBA player and executive Kiki, beat 2011 U.S. Open champion Sam Stosur, who was seeded 22nd at Wimbledon, 6-2, 6-0 in the third round Friday.

  • The Latest: Bencic beats Mattek-Sands at Wimbledon

    July 3, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---Belinda Bencic of Switzerland ended Bethanie Mattek-Sands' run at Wimbledon, knocking out the 158th-ranked American in straight sets in the third round.Bencic won 7-5, 7-5 in a match that saw 10 breaks of serve and lasted 1 hour, 49 minutes on Court 18.

  • The Latest: Kyrgios reaches 4th round at Wimbledon

    July 3, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---3:20 p.m.Nick Kyrgios came from a set down to beat Milos Raonic 5-7, 7-5, 7-6 (3), 6-3 on Friday in the third round at Wimbledon.The Australian double-faulted three times in the final game of the first set but rode his big serve the rest of the way, finishing with 34 aces to beat the Canadian on Court No. 2.

  • The Latest: Wawrinka, Gasquet reach 4th round at Wimbledon

    July 3, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---3:10 p.m.French Open champion Stan Wawrinka is into the fourth round of Wimbledon after beating Fernando Verdasco in straight sets.The fourth-seeded Wawrinka won 6-4, 6-3, 6-4 in less than two hours on Court 1.

  • The Latest: Wimbledon headband too colorful for Wimbledon

    July 3, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---2:50 p.m.Even an official Wimbledon headband apparently does not comply with the official Wimbledon rules.Nick Kyrgios sported one of the headbands - with thick stripes in Wimbledon's green-and-purple colors across the middle - in this third-round match against Milos Raonic on Friday. However, he had to turn it inside out after it was apparently deemed too colorful for the tournament's all-white dress code.

  • The Latest: Goffin becomes 1st player to reach 4th round

    July 3, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---2:20 p.m.David Goffin is the first player to reach the fourth round at Wimbledon.The 16th-seeded Belgian beat Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 on Friday, reaching the final 16 of a Grand Slam for only the second time. Goffin is the fourth Belgian man in the Open era to get this far at Wimbledon, after Dick Norman, Xavier Malisse and Olivier Rochus.

  • The Latest: Kyrgios double-faults 3 times to lose 1st set

    July 3, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---1:30 p.m.Nick Kyrgios double-faulted three times in the same game to give away the first set against Milos Raonic in their third-round match at Wimbledon - and didn't fare much better with his replay challenges.

  • The Latest: Wimbledon begins with minute's silence

    July 3, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---12:05 p.m.Wimbledon began with a minute of silence on Friday as Britain paused to honor the victims of the attack in Tunisia, where an Islamic extremist opened fire on beachgoers at a resort.

  • Wimbledon Lookahead: 1 win apiece sets up all-Williams match

    July 2, 2015

    LONDON (AP) In 2009, Serena and Venus Williams played against each other for the fourth time in a span of eight Wimbledon finals.They haven't met in an all-Williams match at the All England Club since.With one victory apiece Friday, they will set up the latest installment of their historic sibling rivalry at the grass-court tournament, only this time it would be in the fourth round.

  • The Latest: At 30, Brown shows he can beat world's best

    July 2, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---9:50 p.m.The way Dustin Brown played against Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon, it's a wonder the 30-year-old German hasn't had a big breakthrough earlier in his career.According to Brown himself, it's just a matter of being inconsistent.

  • The Latest: Karlovic beats fading light to win 5-setter

    July 2, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---9:15 p.m.Ivo Karlovic beat the fading light and Alexandr Dolgopolov to advance after a marathon five-setter at Wimbledon.The hard-serving Karlovic hit 53 aces in beating the Ukrainian 5-7, 6-3, 6-4, 6-7 (4), 13-11 Thursday to reach the third round at the Grand Slam tournament.

  • The Latest: Nadal offers up his rented house after loss

    July 2, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---9 p.m.Even after another tough loss at Wimbledon, Rafael Nadal could find a bit of humor in his situation.In his news conference after losing to 102nd-ranked Dustin Brown in the second round Thursday, Nadal was asked if he intended to stay in Wimbledon a bit longer in the house he's renting with his family, to enjoy the atmosphere.

  • The Latest: Nadal loses in 2nd round at Wimbledon

    July 2, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---7:45 p.m.Rafael Nadal fell to another early exit at Wimbledon on Thursday - this time to 102nd-ranked Dustin Brown.Nadal lost 7-5, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 to the qualifier from Germany, who frustrated the Spaniard throughout with his aggressive serve-and-volley style.

  • The Latest: Nadal a set away from losing at Wimbledon

    July 2, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---7:10 p.m.Rafael Nadal is in trouble against 102nd-ranked Dustin Brown going down two sets to one in their second-round match on Centre Court.Brown leads 7-5, 3-6, 6-4 and is using an aggressive serve-and-volley style to frustrate the two-time champion. Nadal was up a break in the first set but finds himself on the brink of another early exit at the All England Club. Nadal lost in the second round in 2012, first round in 2013 and fourth round last year.

  • The Latest: Camilla ends up with Murray's wristband

    July 2, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---Andy Murray gave the Duchess of Cornwall an unexpected souvenir after his victory at Wimbledon on Thursday.As he usually does after a match, Murray threw his wristbands into the crowd after beating Robin Haase in straight sets in the second round on Court 1 - and happened to hit Wimbledon chairman Philip Brook, who was sitting next Prince Charles' wife, Camilla.

  • The Latest: Kyrgios scales wall to watch Hewitt at Wimbledon

    July 2, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---5:15 p.m.Nick Kyrgios scaled a wall outside Court 14 to catch a glimpse of the Wimbledon doubles victory by his fellow Australians Lleyton Hewitt and Thanasi Kokkinakis.Kyrgios, the 20-year-old who'll play his third-round singles match Friday, was wearing his trademark set of pink headphones when he was spotted peeking in on his pals' match.

  • The Latest: Federer wins with vintage Wimbledon performance

    July 2, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---With a vintage performance punctuated by a spectacular trick shot, Roger Federer looked as good as ever on the grass-courts of Wimbledon.Federer beat Sam Querrey 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 in the second round on Thursday and pulled off arguably the shot of the tournament so far in the second set - a between-the-legs lob that helped him break for 5-2.

  • The Latest: Kvitova steamrolls another opponent at Wimbledon

    July 2, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---4:35 p.m.Defending champion Petra Kvitova keeps steamrolling opponents at Wimbledon.The Czech player joined the growing list of favorites to earn straight-forward victories in the second round by beating Kurumi Nara of Japan 6-2, 6-0 in less than an hour on Court 1 on Thursday.

  • The Latest: Federer hits between-the-legs lob at Wimbledon

    July 2, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---4:20 p.m.Roger Federer added another highlight-reel moment to his collection from Wimbledon's Centre Court.The seven-time champion hit an audacious between-the-legs forehand lob from the baseline against Sam Querrey in the second set of their second-round match on Thursday - and won the point.

  • The Latest: Radwanska cruises into 3rd round at Wimbledon

    July 2, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---4:10 p.m.Former finalist Agnieszka Radwanska needed just 49 minutes to win her second-round match at Wimbledon on Thursday.Radwanska easily dispatched Alja Tomljanovic of Australia 6-0, 6-2 on Court 2.

  • Murray coasts to straight-set win over Haase at Wimbledon

    July 2, 2015

    LONDON (AP) This was more like a gentle workout than a Grand Slam match for Andy Murray.Bidding for his second Wimbledon title in three years, the third-seeded Murray was barely tested Thursday as he swept past an ineffective Robin Haase of the Netherlands 6-1, 6-1, 6-4 on Court 1 to advance to the third round at the All England Club.

  • The Latest: What will Murray say when he gets home tonight?

    July 2, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---3:10 p.m.Andy Murray had a laugh at his BBC TV interviewer's expense after Thursday's straight-set victory at Wimbledon.At the close of their 2 1/2-minute post-match exchange, Murray was asked, ''A lot of people, when they go home from work, they say, `I had a really good day at work today.' What will you say when you walk through the front door?''

  • The Latest: Lisicki rallies to reach 3rd round at Wimbledon

    July 2, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---3:05 p.m.Former finalist Sabine Lisicki came from a set and a break down to beat Christina McHale of the United States 2-6, 7-5, 6-1 on Centre Court on Thursday to advance to the third round of Wimbledon.

  • The Latest: Murray advances to 3rd round at Wimbledon

    July 2, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---Andy Murray had little trouble advancing to the third round of Wimbledon, dismantling Robin Haase of the Netherlands in straight sets on Court 1.Murray won 6-1, 6-1, 6-4 as Haase failed to put up much resistance against the home favorite.

  • The Latest: Wozniacki advances to 3rd round at Wimbledon

    July 2, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---1:50 p.m.Caroline Wozniacki made things a bit difficult for herself before advancing to the third round of Wimbledon, beating Denisa Allertova of the Czech Republic 6-1, 7-6 (6) on Thursday.

  • The Latest: Play starts at Wimbledon after rain delay

    July 2, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---12:15 p.m.Play has started at Wimbledon after a rain delay of about 45 minutes.A light shower pushed back the start of matches on the outside courts, which had been set to begin at 11:30 a.m. It was the first rain delay of this year's tournament.

  • The Latest: Camilla among Royal Box guests at Wimbledon

    July 2, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---11:45 a.m.Prince Charles' wife, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, will be among the guests in the Royal Box at Wimbledon on Thursday.Camilla has been a regular visitor to Wimbledon in recent years. Michael and Carole Middleton, the parents of Prince William's wife Kate, will also be in the Royal Box.

  • The Latest: Wimbledon gets its first taste of rain

    July 2, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---11:00 a.m.Wimbledon is getting its first drops of rain for this year's tournament.After the hottest day in the Grand Slam tournament's history on Wednesday, temperatures were cooler and a light drizzle started falling shortly before play was set to start on Thursday. Covers were pulled over the outside courts, while the roof stayed closed on Centre Court.

  • Wimbledon Lookahead: Querrey faces Federer on Centre Court

    July 1, 2015

    LONDON (AP) Sam Querrey faces a daunting task at Wimbledon on Thursday, when he plays seven-time champion Roger Federer.The second-round match is scheduled for Centre Court, and Querrey, an American who is ranked 36th, will try to accomplish something only one man has in the past 48 Grand Slam tournaments: defeat Federer before the third round.

  • Top-ranked Djokovic wins on Wimbledon's hottest day

    July 1, 2015

    LONDON (AP) - Down a break at 3-1 in the first set, defending champion Novak Djokovic kept his cool on the hottest day in Wimbledon history.Running off 13 points in a row, Djokovic seized command and stayed in front the rest of the way on Centre Court as he beat Finland's Jarkko Nieminen 6-4, 6-2, 6-3 on Wednesday to reach the third round of Wimbledon on a sweltering day at the All England Club.

  • Wimbledon's Centre Court evacuated after small fire

    July 1, 2015

    LONDON (AP) A small electrical fire broke out inside Wimbledon's Centre Court building on Wednesday, causing an evacuation after play had ended for the day.The fire started inside a mechanical room in the east side of the building, All England Club spokesman Johnny Perkins said. There were no reports of injuries.

  • The Latest: Electrical fire at Wimbledon sets off alarm

    July 1, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---10:30 p.m.A Wimbledon spokesman says a small electrical fire broke out inside the Centre Court building on Wednesday, causing an evacuation after play had finished for the day.Johnny Perkins, a spokesman for the All England Club, said the fire broke out inside a mechanical room in the east side of the building.

  • The Latest: US player Sock fractures finger at Wimbledon

    July 1, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---10:20 p.m.Jack Sock not only lost his opening match at Wimbledon, he also fractured a finger while doing it.The 31st-seeded American tweeted a picture of the middle finger on his right hand in a bandage.

  • The Latest: Centre Court evacuated because of fire alarm

    July 1, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---9:45 p.m.Centre Court at Wimbledon was evacuated Wednesday night because of a fire alarm after play had finished for the day.It was not immediately clear whether there actually was a fire, but emergency vehicles arrived at the All England Club shortly after the alarm went off. Club spokesman Johnny Perkins said he didn't have any information on the cause of the alarm.

  • The Latest: 5-time champion Venus Williams reaches 3rd round

    July 1, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---8:50 p.m.Venus Williams joined her younger sister in the third round at Wimbledon.The Williams sisters have each won the title at the All England Club five times, but Venus hasn't won it since 2008.

  • The Latest: Serena wins, reaches 3rd round at Wimbledon

    July 1, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---8:55 p.m.Two down, five to go.Serena Williams won again at Wimbledon on Wednesday, advancing to the third round as she tries to win a calendar-year Grand Slam.Williams beat Timea Babos 6-4, 6-1 on Centre Court. The 20-time major champion has already won the Australian Open and the French Open this year. If she can win the last two majors, she would become the first player to win a true Grand Slam since Steffi Graf in 1988.

  • The Latest: Wawrinka through to 3rd round at Wimbledon

    July 1, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---7:20 p.m.French Open champion Stan Wawrinka is through to the third round of Wimbledon.The fourth-seeded Swiss beat Victor Estrella Burgos of the Dominican Republic 6-3, 6-4, 7-5 Wednesday.Wawrinka has never been past the quarterfinals at the All England Club, reaching that stage last year.

  • The Latest: Mattek-Sands beats Ivanovic at Wimbledon

    July 1, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---7:15 p.m.Bethanie Mattek-Sands eliminated seventh-seeded Ana Ivanovic in the second round at Wimbledon.Mattek-Sands, who has only reached the third round once before, beat the 2008 French Open champion 6-3, 6-4 on Court No. 3.

  • Record heat at Wimbledon causes issues for ball boy, players

    July 1, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The heat at Wimbledon on Wednesday caused a ball boy to collapse, a player to feel ''dizzy'' and thermometers to rise to record levels for the tournament.In the bright sunshine in southwest Wimbledon, temperatures reached 35.7 degrees Celsius (96.26 degrees Fahrenheit), according the Met Office - the highest recorded during the two-week tournament that is better known for persistent rain.

  • The Latest: Temperatures set record highs at Wimbledon

    July 1, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---It's the hottest day on record at Wimbledon, according to the Met Office.Britain's official weather service said temperatures reached 35.7 degrees C (96.26 degrees F) on Wednesday at Kew Gardens, the closest observation site to the All England Club.

  • The Latest: Ball boy collapses in heat at Wimbledon

    July 1, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---4:55 p.m.A ball boy collapsed in the heat during a match at Wimbledon on Wednesday and needed to be taken off the court on a stretcher.With temperatures soaring, the boy needed treatment after collapsing on Court 17 during a match between Matthew Ebden and John Isner.

  • The Latest: John Isner back in 3rd round at Wimbledon

    July 1, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---4:35 p.m.John Isner is back in Wimbledon's third round for the second consecutive year.He's never been further.The 17th-seeded American, best known for winning an 11-hour, 5-minute match over three days at the All England Club in 2010, defeated 148th-ranked wild-card entry Matthew Ebden of Australia 6-2, 7-6 (8), 6-4 on Wednesday, with the help of 23 aces.

  • Djokovic reaches 3rd round of Wimbledon after early scare

    July 1, 2015

    LONDON (AP) Down a break at 3-1 in the first set, defending champion Novak Djokovic came to life and reasserted his dominance on a sweltering day at Wimbledon.Running off 13 points in a row, Djokovic seized command and stayed in front the rest of the way on Centre Court as he beat Finland's Jarkko Nieminen 6-4, 6-2, 6-3 on Wednesday to reach the third round of Wimbledon on one of the hottest days ever at the All England Club.

  • The Latest: Wimbledon heat makes Tomic 'dizzy' during win

    July 1, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---3:55 p.m.Even for an Australian, the heat at Wimbledon on Wednesday was difficult to deal with.Bernard Tomic said he was ''dizzy'' for a while in the second set of his victory over Pierre-Hugues Herbert of France in the second round.

  • The Latest: Raonic advances to 3rd round at Wimbledon

    July 1, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---3:45 p.m.One of the young guns in men's tennis knocked out one of the game's veterans.Seventh-seeded Milos Raonic defeated Tommy Haas 6-0, 6-2, 6-7 (5), 7-6 (4) Wednesday on Court No. 1 to advance to the third round.

  • The Latest: Sharapova moves into 3rd round at Wimbledon

    July 1, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---3:20 p.m.Maria Sharapova made her way into the third round at Wimbledon, two years after losing at the same stage.The fourth-seeded Sharapova beat Dutch qualifier Richel Hogenkamp 6-3, 6-1 on Court No. 2 on Wednesday, improving her record in second-round Grand Slam matches to 41-4.

  • The Latest: Djokovic wins again on Centre Court at Wimbledon

    July 1, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---2:42 p.m.Novak Djokovic got into trouble during his second round match at Wimbledon - for about five minutes.The top-seeded defending champion was broken in the opening game of the match on Centre Court, but he quickly recovered and went on to a 6-4, 6-2, 6-3 win over Jarkko Nieminen of Finland.

  • Nishikori pulls out of Wimbledon with calf injury

    July 1, 2015

    LONDON (AP) After fighting through a calf injury in the first round at Wimbledon, Kei Nishikori couldn't even step onto Centre Court for his second match.The fifth-seeded Japanese player had to pull out before his second-round meeting with Santiago Giraldo of Colombia on Wednesday. Nishikori hurt his left calf at the grass-court tournament in Halle, Germany, two weeks ago and aggravated it during a five-set victory over Simone Bolelli on Monday.

  • The Latest: Vandeweghe eliminates Pliskova at Wimbledon

    July 1, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---1:20 p.m.CoCo Vandeweghe eliminated 11th-seeded Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic 7-6 (5), 6-4 in the second round at Wimbledon on Wednesday.The 23-year-old American will next face 22nd-seeded Sam Stosur, the 2011 U.S. Open champion. Vandeweghe beat Stosur in the second round of this year's Australian Open.

  • The Latest: Nishikori withdraws from Wimbledon with injury

    July 1, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---12:55 p.m.Kei Nishikori has withdrawn from Wimbledon because of a left calf injury.The fifth-seeded Japanese player, who reached last year's U.S. Open final, was scheduled to play his second match on Centre Court on Wednesday. Nishikori beat Simone Bolelli in five sets in his opening match on Monday.

  • The Latest: Wimbledon to join in minute's for Tunisia attack

    July 1, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---11:55 a.m.Wimbledon will join in on the national minute's silence on Friday for the victims in the Tunisia shooting.More than 20 Britons are confirmed to have died in last Friday's attack in the north African resort of Sousse.

  • The Latest: Warm temperatures expected again at Wimbledon

    July 1, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---11:45 a.m.The umbrellas will be out at Wimbledon on Wednesday, as protection from the sun.The All England Club normally readies itself for rain delays, but so far this year it's been about the heat. Wednesday's temperatures could reach 35 degrees C (95 degrees F), a number rarely seen in southwest London.

  • Texas hires women's tennis coach Howard Joffe

    June 30, 2015

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Texas hired Howard Joffe to as the new women's tennis coach, poaching from former rival at Texas A&M.The school announced the hire on Tuesday. Joffe led the Aggies women to NCAA top-10 finishes each of the last three seasons. He replaces Danielle Lund McNamara, who resigned June 3.

  • Wimbledon Lookahead: Zverev tries to join exclusive group

    June 30, 2015

    LONDON (AP) Since 2006, only five teenagers have managed to reach the men's third round at Wimbledon - and three of them went on to become Grand Slam champions: Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray and Marin Cilic.So a couple of kids could find themselves in good company if they can add their names to that short list this year.

  • Murray plays through heat, reaches 2nd round at Wimbledon

    June 30, 2015

    LONDON (AP) It's not necessarily the heat, and it's not necessarily the humidity.When it comes to playing through high temperatures at Wimbledon, a tournament known more for its rain delays than its sunny disposition, it's about keeping the points short.

  • Wimbledon champions advance with ease

    July 1, 2015

    LONDON (AP) - It looked all too easy for the champions at the All England Club.Defending women's champion Petra Kvitova and former men's winners Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray all won their first-round matches at Wimbledon on Tuesday in straight sets.

  • The Latest: Querrey gets a win for US men at Wimbledon

    June 30, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---9 p.m.The day was not a total loss for American men.Sam Querrey reached the second round at Wimbledon for the second year in a row by beating 170th-ranked qualifier Igor Sisling of the Netherlands 7-5, 6-3, 6-4 on Tuesday.

  • The Latest: Wimbledon semifinalist Halep loses in 1st round

    June 30, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---6 p.m.Simona Halep became the highest-seeded player to lose at Wimbledon, falling in the first round a year after reaching the semifinals at the All England Club.The third-seeded Romanian, who also reached the French Open final last year, lost to Jana Cepelova of Slovakia 5-7, 6-4, 6-3 Tuesday.

  • The Latest: Andy Murray doesn't disappoint at Wimbledon

    June 30, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---5:50 p.m.Andy Murray didn't disappoint his local fans on Tuesday.The third-seeded Brit advanced to the second round at Wimbledon with a 6-4, 7-6 (3), 6-4 win over Mikhail Kukushkin of Kazakhstan on Centre Court.

  • The Latest: Wimbledon runner-up Eugenie Bouchard loses

    June 30, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---5:25 p.m.Last year's Wimbledon runner-up, Eugenie Bouchard, lost her opening match at this year's tournament, losing to Chinese qualifier Duan Ying-Ying 7-6 (3), 6-4 on Tuesday.The 21-year-old Canadian, who had lost 10 of 11 matches in one stretch this year, also lost in the first round at the French Open.

  • The Latest: Russian men bow out early at Wimbledon

    June 30, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---4:40 p.m.Do svidanya, Wimbledon.Zero victories for Russian men at the All England Club this year - the first time at any Grand Slam tournament since Wimbledon in 1998 that no man from the country won a singles match.

  • The Latest: American men get off to poor start at Wimbledon

    June 30, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---3:45 p.m.Not a good start Tuesday for the American men.No. 31 Jack Sock, seeded at a Grand Slam tournament for the first time, bowed out in the first round of Wimbledon, beaten 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 by 69th-ranked Sam Groth of Australia.

  • The Latest: Petra Kvitova apologizes for quick match

    June 30, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---3:35 p.m.Petra Kvitova's opening win at Wimbledon was so quick that she actually took time to apologize to her parents.Kvitova, the defending champion, was first on Centre Court on Tuesday and she needed only 35 minutes to beat Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands 6-1, 6-0.

  • The Latest: Nadal makes it through to 2nd round at Wimbledon

    June 30, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---3:25 p.m.Rafael Nadal was far from perfect, but still more than good enough in his opening match at Wimbledon.The two-time champion advanced to the second round at the All England Club with a 6-4, 6-2, 6-4 victory over Thomaz Bellucci of Brazil.

  • The Latest: Federer advances to 2nd round at Wimbledon

    June 30, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---3:15 p.m.Roger Federer had little trouble in his opening match at Wimbledon this year, advancing to the second round in straight sets.The seven-time champion at the All England Club beat Damir Dzumhur of Bosnia 6-1, 6-3, 6-3 on Centre Court.

  • Williams sisters pull out of doubles at Wimbledon

    June 30, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Williams sisters pulled out of women's doubles at Wimbledon on Tuesday, with Serena saying it's because she wants to focus on her bid for a fourth consecutive Grand Slam title in singles.The official reason for the withdrawal was given as Serena's ''soreness.''

  • The Latest: Williams sisters out of doubles at Wimbledon

    June 30, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---2:45 p.m.Serena and Venus Williams have pulled out of women's doubles at Wimbledon.The tournament referee's office announced the withdrawal Tuesday, but did not give a reason.---1:50 p.m.Petra Kvitova opened defense of her Wimbledon title on Tuesday with a dominant performance on Centre Court.

  • Kvitova opens Wimbledon defense with 6-1, 6-0 win

    June 30, 2015

    LONDON (AP) Petra Kvitova wasted no time as she opened the defense of her Wimbledon title in overpowering fashion.Winning 28 of 29 points on serve, the two-time champion needed only 35 minutes to overpower Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands 6-1, 6-0 in Tuesday's opening match on Centre Court.

  • The Latest: Kvitova opens Wimbledon defense with easy win

    June 30, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---1:50 p.m.Petra Kvitova opened defense of her Wimbledon title on Tuesday with a dominant performance on Centre Court.The 2nd-seeded Czech lost only one point on serve as she beat Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands 6-1, 6-0 in less than an hour.

  • The Latest: 2006 champion Mauresmo arrives at Wimbledon

    June 30, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---1:05 p.m.Former Wimbledon champion Amelie Mauresmo doesn't come to the All England Club to play anymore, but she still has some work to do in southwest London.Mauresmo, who won the 2006 title at Wimbledon, is now the coach of 2013 champion Andy Murray, who will get his tournament started later Tuesday against Mikhail Kukushkin of Kazakhstan.

  • The Latest: Kerber serves up double bagel at Wimbledon

    June 30, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---12:30 p.m.Breakfast at Wimbledon? How about a double bagel?Angelique Kerber served up the third 6-0, 6-0 scoreline of the tournament on Tuesday, beating Carina Witthoeft on Court No. 18.On Monday, both Venus Williams and Andrea Petkovic won their matches 6-0, 6-0. Those were the first double bagels at Wimbledon in six years.

  • The Latest: NHL star Henrik Lundqvist gets Royal Box invite

    June 30, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---12:15 p.m.With summer temperatures soaring, there's also a touch of winter sports on display at Wimbledon on Tuesday.NHL star Henrik Lundqvist is among the guests invited to the Royal Box on Centre Court. The New York Rangers' Swedish goaltender is due to be accompanied by his wife, Therese.

  • The Latest: Heat could pose problems at Wimbledon

    June 30, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---12:00 p.m.Wimbledon is known more for its rain, but it's the sun that could cause some problems this week.Temperatures are expected to top out at 29 degrees C (84 degrees F) on Tuesday, and that could be enough for female players to request a heat break.

  • The Latest: Play is underway on Day 2 at Wimbledon

    June 30, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---11:50 a.m.Play is underway on Day 2 at Wimbledon.Defending women's champion Petra Kvitova will be first up on Centre Court when plays starts in the main stadium at about 1 p.m., followed by seven-time champion Roger Federer and 2013 champion Andy Murray.

  • Wimbledon Lookahead: Smallest group of US men since 1947

    June 29, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The seven U.S. men in the Wimbledon main draw represent the country's smallest contingent since 1947, when only five played at the grass-court Grand Slam tournament.Three are scheduled to be in first-round action Tuesday: 31st-seeded Jack Sock, 37th-ranked Sam Querrey, and 77th-ranked Tim Smyczek.

  • Wimbledon at a glance

    July 4, 2015

    LONDON (AP) A look at Wimbledon on Saturday:Weather: Sunny. High of 79 degrees (26 Celsius)Men's third-round results: No. 2 Roger Federer beat Sam Groth, No. 3 Andy Murray beat No. 25 Andreas Seppi, No. 6 Tomas Berdych beat Pablo Andujar, No. 9 Marin Cilic beat No. 17 John Isner, No. 12 Gilles Simon beat No. 18 Gael Monfils, No. 23 Ivo Karlovic beat No. 13 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, No. 20 Roberto Bautista Agut beat Nikoloz Basilashvili, No. 22 Viktor Troicki beat Dustin Brown, Vasek Pospisil beat James Ward.

  • The Latest: Stephens wins 1st-round match at Wimbledon

    June 29, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---9 p.m.Sloane Stephens won a Wimbledon match for the first time in two years.The 37th-ranked American knocked off a seeded player, too, easily eliminating No. 27 Barbora Strycova of the Czech Republic 6-4, 6-2 in a first-round match moved to Centre Court.

  • The Latest: Lucie Safarova reaches 2nd round at Wimbledon

    June 29, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---8:30 p.m.French Open runner-up Lucie Safarova overcame Alison Riske of the United States 3-6, 7-5, 6-3 to reach the second round at Wimbledon.The sixth-seeded Czech, who was coming off a first-round loss at the grass-court warmup at Eastbourne, was down a set and 5-3 before rallying to take the match into a third set.

  • 2002 champ Hewitt loses in 1st round at his last Wimbledon

    June 29, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The last Wimbledon singles contest of 2002 champion Lleyton Hewitt's career was a back-and-forth, 4-hour tussle in which he saved three match points before finally succumbing 11-9 in the fifth set.He might have lost. He did not go gently.

  • The Latest: Sharapova goes for a run after win at Wimbledon

    June 29, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---7:55 p.m.Maria Sharapova celebrated her opening win at Wimbledon with a run in the park.The fourth-seeded Russian beat Johanna Konta of Britain 6-2, 6-2 Monday, and then tweeted some pictures of herself out and about in Wimbledon.

  • The Latest: Wawrinka advances to 2nd round at Wimbledon

    June 29, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---7 p.m.French Open champion Stan Wawrinka is in the second round at Wimbledon.The fourth-seeded Swiss beat Joao Sousa of Portugal 6-2, 7-5, 7-6 (3) Monday in his opening match, played on Centre Court.

  • The Latest: Djokovic says he and Becker are not cheating

    June 29, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---6:40 p.m.Novak Djokovic can't seem to shake accusations that he and coach Boris Becker are cheating.Becker said in a recent interview that he and Djokovic communicate during matches. Coaching during a match is against the rules, but Djokovic says that's not what is happening.

  • The Latest: Hewitt plays his last match at Wimbledon

    June 29, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---5:35 p.m.Lleyton Hewitt has played his last match at Wimbledon.The 2002 champion at the All England Club lost his opening match at this year's tournament, falling to Jarkko Nieminen 3-6, 6-3, 4-6, 6-0, 11-9 Monday in exactly 4 hours.

  • The Latest: Sharapova moves into 2nd round at Wimbledon

    June 29, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---4:55 p.m.Maria Sharapova has advanced to the second round.The fourth-seeded Russian, the 2004 Wimbledon champion, beat Johanna Konta of Britain 6-2, 6-2 Monday.Although Sharapova won her first major title on the grass in southwest London, she has struggled at Wimbledon. In seven of the past eight years, Sharapova has failed to reach the quarterfinals at the All England Club.

  • Straight-set wins for top-ranked Djokovic, Williams on Day 1

    June 29, 2015

    LONDON (AP) Serena Williams knew she had to do something - fast.Down 3-1 to a qualifier on the first day of Wimbledon, the top-ranked player was not about to drop the opening set as she did four times during her run to the French Open title.''She came out so fast, I was like, `Oh my God, if I don't start I'm going to be down a set.' And I was tired of being down a set,'' Williams said.

  • The Latest: Nick Kyrgios big fan of LeBron, not Warriors

    June 29, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---3:50 p.m.Even with Wimbledon on his mind, Nick Kyrgios made time to watch the NBA Finals.The Australian is a big basketball fan, but definitely not a fan of the Golden State Warriors.Kyrgios said he wouldn't talk about the NBA champions because ''I don't really like the Warriors.'' But he did have plenty of nice things to say about LeBron James.

  • The Latest: Djokovic calls Wimbledon 'cradle of our sport'

    June 29, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---3:35 p.m.Just after he won his opening match at Wimbledon, Novak Djokovic summed up what the All England Club means to him.''This is the cradle of our sport, Centre Court,'' Djokovic said, ''it doesn't get any better than Wimbledon.''

  • John Isner wins opening match at Wimbledon in straight sets

    June 29, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---3:25 p.m.John Isner's serve is in fine form to start Wimbledon, where his career winning percentage is now back to .500.The 17th-seeded American - best known for winning the longest match in tennis history at the All England Club in 2010 - hit 38 aces in a 7-6 (5), 6-4, 6-4 victory over 91st-ranked Go Soeda of Japan in the first round Monday.

  • Novak Djokovic advances to 2nd round at Wimbledon

    June 29, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---3:15 p.m.Wimbledon's defending champion is through to the second round.Novak Djokovic beat Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 Monday in the first round, playing the first match of the tournament on Centre Court.

  • Serena Williams wins her opening match at Wimbledon

    June 29, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---2:35 p.m.Serena Williams was far from dominant at the start, but more than good enough at the end.The top-seeded American opened her quest for a true Grand Slam with a 6-4, 6-1 win over Margarita Gasparyan of Russia on Monday in the first round of Wimbledon.

  • Serena Williams warned over language at Wimbledon

    June 29, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---1:50 p.m.Serena Williams is a half-hour into Wilmbledon and she's already getting warned to watch her language.In the sixth game of her first-round match against Margarita Gasparyan of Russia, a qualifier ranked 113th, Williams slid on the grass and fell during a point. After the next point, a lineswoman trotted over to the chair umpire, who announced: ''Code violation, audible obscenity, Miss Williams.''

  • Victoria Azarenka advances to 2nd round at Wimbledon

    June 29, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---12:50 p.m.Victoria Azarenka is the first player to reach the second round of Wimbledon.The 23rd-seeded Belarussian, a two-time Australian Open champion, beat Anett Kontaveit of Estonia 6-2, 6-1 on Court No. 12.

  • Kyrgios accidentally hits linesman on head with tennis ball

    June 29, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---12:45 p.m.Nick Kyrgios hit it right on the head -- on the head of a linesman, that is.The 26th-seeded Australian was hitting back to the ball boy during his opening match at Wimbledon on Monday when he sent an errant shot toward the corner of the court that bounced off the top of the head of an unsuspecting linesman.

  • No rain expected at Wimbledon, and none coming anytime soon

    June 29, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---12:05 p.m.Rain shouldn't be problem on the opening day at the All England Club.Play has already started at Wimbledon, with some sun sneaking through the gray clouds overhead.The dry weather and warm temperatures are expected to stay well into the first week.

  • Day 1 of Wimbledon is upon us, with Djokovic up 1st

    June 29, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---11:15 a.m.Day 1 at Wimbledon is upon us, and Novak Djokovic is first up on Centre Court.The defending champion from Serbia will take to the grass at about 1 p.m., but it will be no walk in the park against Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany.

  • Novak Djokovic back to tennis, and focused on Wimbledon

    June 28, 2015

    LONDON (AP) After losing in the French Open final, Novak Djokovic wanted nothing to do with tennis.For about a week, anyway.Now, with his opening match at Wimbledon coming Monday on Centre Court, the top-ranked Serb is firmly focused on defending his title.

  • David Ferrer withdraws from Wimbledon with wrist injury

    June 28, 2015

    LONDON (AP) Spanish player David Ferrer has withdrawn from Wimbledon because of an elbow injury.Wimbledon says the eighth-seeded Ferrer will be replaced in the draw by lucky loser Luca Vanni of Italy.Ferrer had been scheduled to face British wild-card entry James Ward in the first round.

  • Istomin beats Querrey, wins Nottingham Open for 1st title

    June 27, 2015

    NOTTINGHAM, England (AP) Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan beat Sam Querrey of the United States 7-6 (1), 7-6 (6) in the final of the grass-court Nottingham Open to win his first ATP title on Saturday.The No. 92-ranked Istomin dropped to his knees with a scream after winning his first title match in a battle of big servers at the Wimbledon warm-up tournament.

  • Serena Williams not feeling Grand Slam pressure - yet

    June 27, 2015

    LONDON (AP) While tennis fans everywhere anxiously wait to see if Serena Williams can take the third step toward a true Grand Slam, the 20-time major winner said she will only start to feel the pressure in about two weeks.That is, after Wimbledon ends.

  • Bencic wins Eastbourne final for 1st WTA title

    June 27, 2015

    EASTBOURNE, England (AP) Swiss teenager Belinda Bencic won her first title by beating Agnieszka Radwanska 6-4, 4-6, 6-0 Eastbourne final on Saturday, enhancing her burgeoning reputation ahead of Wimbledon.The 18-year-old Bencic won on grass in windy conditions on the south coast to deny the ninth-seeded Radwanska a second title at Eastbourne.

  • AP Photos: Men's champs at Wimbledon from Lacoste to Federer

    June 26, 2015

    LONDON (AP) With the dominance of the ''Big Four'' showing signs of fraying in men's tennis, this year's Wimbledon could be the most unpredictable in years.Only Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray have won on the grass of southwest London since 2002.

  • AP Photos: Women's champions from Wills Moody to Serena

    June 26, 2015

    LONDON (AP) At Wimbledon, Serena Williams is often at her best. And this year she has a chance to win a third major title of 2015, taking her ever closer to becoming the fourth woman to win a calendar Grand Slam.Maureen Connolly, Margaret Court and Steffi Graf are the only three to achieve the feat in the same season.

  • Radwanska beats Stephens, through to Eastbourne final

    June 26, 2015

    EASTBOURNE, England (AP) Former Wimbledon runner-up Agnieszka Radwanska beat Sloane Stephens of the United States 6-1, 6-7 (3), 6-2 to reach the final at Eastbourne on Friday and stay in contention for a second title at the grass-court tournament.Radwanska will play the winner of the second semifinal match between second-seeded Caroline Wozniacki and 18-year-old Swiss Belinda Bencic.

  • Istomin through to Nottingham final after Baghdatis retires

    June 26, 2015

    NOTTINGHAM, England (AP) Denis Istomin advanced to the final of the Nottingham Open on Friday when defending champion Marcos Baghdatis retired early in their semifinal match with a left calf injury.Baghdatis, who was on a nine-match winning streak at the Wimbledon warm-up tournament, was leading 2-1 in the first set when he pulled up after playing a shot. He received treatment and retired.

  • Djokovic avoids Federer, Murray, Nadal in Wimbledon draw

    June 26, 2015

    LONDON (AP) Defending champion Novak Djokovic avoided his three biggest traditional rivals in the Wimbledon draw on Friday as the other members of tennis' ''Big Four'' were all placed on the opposite side.Serena Williams had no such luck in the women's draw, where she may have to get past a trio of former No. 1s - sister Venus, Victoria Azarenka and Maria Sharapova - just to get to the final.

  • Djokovic drawn in other half from 3 other big names

    June 26, 2015

    LONDON (AP) Defending champion Novak Djokovic was handed a favorable draw for Wimbledon on Friday as the other three members of tennis' ''Big Four'' were all placed on the opposite side.Roger Federer, Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal were all placed in a tougher bottom half of the draw that also includes former finalist Thomas Berdych and former semifinalist Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. That left Djokovic facing a possible semifinal against Stan Wawrinka, the man who beat him in the French Open final.

  • Simon, Mayer lose in quarterfinals at Nottingham Open

    June 25, 2015

    NOTTINGHAM, England (AP) Gilles Simon and Leonardo Mayer were eliminated from the grass-court Nottingham Open on Thursday, leaving an unlikely lineup for the semifinals of the warm-up tournament for Wimbledon.The second-seeded Simon was beaten 5-7, 7-6 (8), 6-4 by Sam Querrey of the United States, while fourth-seeded Mayer lost 6-3, 6-7 (8), 7-6 (6) to Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan.

  • Wozniacki, Radwanska through to Eastbourne semifinals

    June 25, 2015

    EASTBOURNE, England (AP) Caroline Wozniacki reached the semifinals at Eastbourne for the third consecutive year by beating Andrea Petkovic in straight sets Thursday, while Agnieszka Radwanska also won easily in the quarterfinals of the Wimbledon warm-up event.

  • WIMBLEDON 2015: Tournament at a glance

    June 25, 2015

    A look at Wimbledon, the year's third Grand Slam tennis tournament:Surface: Grass courts.Site: The All England Lawn Tennis Club.Schedule: Play begins Monday; an extra week was added between the French Open and Wimbledon this year. The women's singles final is July 11; the men's singles final is July 12. There are no matches scheduled for the two-week tournament's middle Sunday, July 5.

  • WIMBLEDON 2015: Capsules on top women's players

    June 25, 2015

    Women to watch at Wimbledon, which begins Monday:SERENA WILLIAMSSeeded: 1Age: 33Country: United States2015 Match Record: 32-12015 Singles Titles: 3Career Singles Titles: 67Major Titles: 20 - Wimbledon ('02, `03, `09, `10, `12), U.S. Open ('99, `02, `08, `12, `13, `14), Australian Open ('03, `05, `07, `09, `10, `15), French Open ('02, `13, `15)

  • WIMBLEDON 2015: Capsules on top men's players

    June 25, 2015

    Men to watch at Wimbledon, which begins Monday:NOVAK DJOKOVICSeeded: 1Age: 28Country: Serbia2015 Match Record: 41-32015 Singles Titles: 5Career Singles Titles: 53Major Titles: 8 - Wimbledon ('11, `14), U.S. Open ('11), Australian Open ('08, `11, `12, `13, `15)

  • WIMBLEDON 2015: Federer's 'big goal,' other things to know

    June 25, 2015

    Minutes after his quarterfinal exit at the French Open, Roger Federer was asked whether it was too early to look ahead to Wimbledon.''No,'' Federer replied, ''it's never too early.''''I'm already thinking what I'm going to do the next few days, because Wimbledon is going to be a big goal for the season,'' he continued. ''That's where I want to play my best.''

  • WIMBLEDON 2015: Serena Williams halfway to true Grand Slam

    June 25, 2015

    Serena Williams heads to Wimbledon halfway to a Grand Slam.If it were up to her, no one would notice.Williams prefers to downplay her chances of becoming the first tennis player in more than a quarter-century to win all four major tournaments - Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon, U.S. Open - in the same season.

  • Spanish tennis federation president gets suspended

    June 24, 2015

    MADRID (AP) Spain's administrative court for sport has suspended the president of the Spanish tennis federation.Spain's higher sports council says Jose Luis Escanuela has been ''suspended from exercising his functions for one month.''The suspension comes amid a spat between the council and the federation over the auditing of the federation's finances.

  • Simon through to Nottingham quarters, will play Querrey

    June 24, 2015

    NOTTINGHAM, England (AP) Gilles Simon maintained his impressive grass-court form ahead of Wimbledon by easing to a straight-sets win over Joao Sousa to reach the quarterfinals of the Nottingham Open on Wednesday.The second-seeded Simon, who was a semifinalist at the Queen's Club last week, won 6-4, 6-1 in 73 minutes to set up a last-eight match against Sam Querrey of the United States.

  • Bouchard retires injured in Eastbourne 3rd round

    June 24, 2015

    EASTBOURNE, England (AP) Eugenie Bouchard retired from her third-round match against Belinda Bencic because of an abdominal muscle injury at Eastbourne on Wednesday, five days before the start of Wimbledon.Bouchard, the runner-up at Wimbledon last year, was losing 6-4, 3-0 when she retired.

  • 2-time champ Rafael Nadal seeded No. 10 for Wimbledon

    June 24, 2015

    LONDON (AP) Two-time champion Rafael Nadal was seeded No. 10 for Wimbledon on Wednesday, his lowest seeding ever at the All England Club.The seeding means Nadal could face top contenders as early as the fourth round, and one of the top four seeded players in the quarterfinals.

  • Top seed Ferrer ousted by Baghdatis in Nottingham opener

    June 23, 2015

    NOTTINGHAM, England (AP) Top-seeded David Ferrer lost to Marcos Baghdatis 6-2, 7-6 (4) in the second round at Nottingham on Tuesday.Ferrer, the world No. 7, lost his first two service games to Baghdatis, who earned his first win over a top-10 player in more than two years.

  • Bouchard finally wins on grass in Eastbourne 2nd round

    June 23, 2015

    EASTBOURNE, England (AP) Eugenie Bouchard earned her first win of the grass-court season when the 2014 Wimbledon runner-up beat Alison Riske of the U.S. 7-6 (5), 6-3 in the Aegon International second round on Tuesday.The result was desperately sought by Bouchard, who came into the event having lost nine of her last 10 matches, including opening defeats in the last two weeks on grass at s-Hertogenbosch and Birmingham.

  • Australian Nick Kyrgios splits with coach Todd Larkham

    June 22, 2015

    SYDNEY (AP) Australian tennis player Nick Kyrgios has split with coach Todd Larkham less than a week before the start of Wimbledon, saying on his website Tuesday that the pair ''mutually agreed'' to part ways.The 20-year-old Krygios says ''it's never an easy decision to end a coaching relationship ... but I feel that this is the right decision for me at this time.''

  • Bedene wins at Nottingham ahead of 1st Wimbledon as a Briton

    June 22, 2015

    NOTTINGHAM, England (AP) Aljaz Bedene warmed up for his first Wimbledon since switching nationality to British by beating Diego Schwartzman in one of just five completed first-round matches at the rain-hit Nottingham Open on Monday.The Slovenia-born Bedene, who was granted British citizenship in March, won 6-1, 6-7 (5), 6-2 against his Argentine opponent and will play eighth-seeded Frenchman Adrian Mannarino in the second round.

  • Kuznetsova, Cibulkova win at Eastbourne; Kvitova pulls out

    June 22, 2015

    EASTBOURNE, England (AP) Former grand-slam finalists Svetlana Kuznetsova and Dominika Cibulkova advanced to the second round of the Eastbourne grass-court tournament on Monday, while top-seeded Petra Kvitova withdrew through illness a week before starting her title defense at Wimbledon.

  • Murray beats Troicki and Anderson to win Queen's Club title

    June 21, 2015

    LONDON (AP) Andy Murray claimed his 34th career title on Sunday with a 6-3, 6-4 victory over unseeded South African Kevin Anderson in the grass-court Queen's Club final.Top-seeded Murray, who was contesting his 50th career final, also won the event in 2009, 2011 and 2013. He joins John McEnroe, Boris Becker, Andy Roddick and Lleyton Hewitt as a four-time winner of the event.

  • Federer beats Seppi for record 8th Halle title

    June 21, 2015

    HALLE, Germany (AP) Roger Federer defeated Italy's Andreas Seppi 7-6 (1), 6-4 on Sunday to claim a record eighth Gerry Weber Open title in his 10th final at the event.Despite not replicating the free-flowing tennis of previous rounds, Federer dug deep to win big points. He broke the 45th-ranked Seppi for the first time at the fifth attempt in the decisive game.

  • Murray beats Troicki to reach Queen's Club final

    June 21, 2015

    LONDON (AP) Andy Murray reached his fifth final of the year and 50th of his career when he completed a 6-3, 7-6 (4) win over Serbia's Viktor Troicki at the grass-court Queen's Club on Sunday.The semifinal resumed in the first set at 3-3 and break point to top-seeded Murray after rain stopped play Saturday. Murray won nine of the next 10 points to take the set.

  • Murray beats Troicki to reach Queen's final

    June 21, 2015

    LONDON (AP) Andy Murray reached his fifth final of the year and 50th of his career when he completed a 6-3, 7-6 (4) win over Serbia's Viktor Troicki at the grass-court Queen's Club on Sunday.The semifinal resumed in the first set at 3-3 and break point to top-seeded Murray after rain stopped play Saturday. Murray won nine of the next 10 points to take the set.

  • Pliskova, Kerber to meet in WTA Birmingham final

    June 20, 2015

    BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic reached her first grass-court final when she beat Kristina Mladenovic of France 6-2, 7-6 (6) in the Aegon Classic on Saturday.Pliskova's final hurdle will be Angelique Kerber, who won the other semifinal against German compatriot Sabine Lisicki, the former Wimbledon finalist, 6-3, 6-3.

  • Anderson beats Simon to reach Queen's Club final

    September 2, 2015

    LONDON (AP) Kevin Anderson made the final at Queen's Club by beating Gilles Simon of France 6-3, 6-7 (6), 6-3 on Saturday.The unseeded South African struck his 34th ace to seal victory, bringing his total of aces in the tournament to 96.Anderson will appear in his second final of the year on Sunday after winning his 12th career title in Marseille in February.

  • Federer reaches his 10th Gerry Weber Open final

    September 2, 2015

    HALLE, Germany (AP) Seven-time champion Roger Federer advanced to his 10th final at the Gerry Weber Open where he will play Italy's Andreas Seppi.Federer defeated big-serving Ivo Karlovic 7-6 (3), 7-6 (4) Saturday while Seppi won the other semifinal after second-seeded Kei Nishikori pulled out injured when the Italian was leading 4-1.

  • Halep loses to Mladenovic in quarterfinals at Birmingham

    September 2, 2015

    BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) Top-seeded Simona Halep lost 2-6, 6-0, 7-6 (4) Friday in a back-and-forth match against Krisytina Mladenovic of France in the quarterfinals of the Aegon Classic.Mladenovic was outplayed in the first set but then won the second in only 20 minutes as Halep imploded with five double-faults. She failed to serve out the match at 5-3 in the third, but clinched the tiebreaker when Halep netted a backhand.

  • Simon beats Raonic to reach Queen's Club semis

    September 2, 2015

    LONDON (AP) Gilles Simon reached his third semifinal of the year by eliminating third-seeded Milos Raonic of Canada 4-6, 6-3, 7-5 at Queen's Club on Friday.The seventh-seeded Frenchman surrendered the opening set on a single break of serve at 1-1, but in a 12-minute game at 2-2 in the second set he fought off three break points before breaking for a 4-2 lead.

  • Tsonga doubtful for Wimbledon with abdominal injury

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) Jo-Wilfried Tsonga has pulled out of the Nottingham Open with an abdominal injury, casting doubts on his participation at Wimbledon.The 12th-ranked Tsonga, who has not played since his semifinal loss to Stan Wawrinka at the French Open, picked up the injury in Paris. He already withdrew from grass-court tournaments in Germany and the Netherlands in previous weeks.

  • Karlovic fires 45 aces to beat Berdych at Gerry Weber Open

    September 2, 2015

    HALLE, Germany (AP) Ivo Karlovic fired a remarkable 45 aces and upset the third-seeded Tomas Berdych 7-5, 6-7 (8), 6-3 to advance to the Gerry Weber Open semifinals on Friday.Karlovic made the first break at 5-5 following a Berdych double fault.The eighth-seeded Croat fought back to level the second set tiebreaker after Berdych missed three set points, but he missed a match point and hit a return into the net for the Czech to take the set.

  • South African judge lets Bob Hewitt appeal his jail sentence

    September 2, 2015

    PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) A judge in South Africa allowed former Grand Slam doubles tennis champion Bob Hewitt to appeal his six-year jail sentence on Friday for rape and sexual assault and extended his bail pending a higher court's decision.Judge Bert Bam ruled that he would not, however, allow 75-year-old Hewitt to appeal his guilty conviction for assaults that happened in the 1980s and 1990s. Still, another court may hand Hewitt a different prison term, Bam said, ruling that Hewitt could appeal his sentence.

  • Former champs Lisicki, Hantuchova set up Birmingham quarter

    September 2, 2015

    BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) A day after hitting a WTA Tour-record 27 aces, Sabine Lisicki produced another powerful performance which carried her into the Aegon Classic quarterfinals on Thursday and a chance to regain the title.The U.S.-based German delivered a battery of heavy groundstrokes and more unstoppable serves in beating 2009 champion Magdalena Rybarikova 7-6 (7), 6-4.

  • Nishikori to meet Janowicz in Gerry Weber Open quarters

    September 2, 2015

    HALLE, Germany (AP) Second-seeded Kei Nishikori advanced to the quarterfinals of the Gerry Weber Open by beating German wild card Dustin Brown 7-5, 6-1 on Thursday.Brown served a double-fault to give Nishikori two break points at 5-5 and the German then hit a volley into the net and dropped his serve.

  • Dimitrov loses to Muller in 2nd round at Queen's Club

    September 2, 2015

    LONDON (AP) Defending champion Grigor Dimitrov lost 6-4, 7-6 (5) to Gilles Muller of Luxembourg in the second round at Queen's Club on Thursday.The sixth-seeded Bulgarian won the title last year by defeating Feliciano Lopez, but he has failed to reach a final since. He was bidding to successfully defend a title for the first time in his career.

  • Federer advances to quarterfinals of Gerry Weber Open

    September 2, 2015

    HALLE, Germany (AP) Top-seeded Roger Federer moved closer to a record eighth title at the Gerry Weber Open by beating Ernests Gulbis 6-3, 7-5 on Wednesday to reach the quarterfinals.Federer produced flowing grass-court tennis. After fending off the only two breaks points he faced in the third game, one break for 4-2 was enough to give him the first set. Federer was in brief trouble when he served consecutive double-faults but held for 4-4. Gulbis double-faulted to give Federer a 6-5 lead and Federer served out the match.

  • Azarenka withdraws at Birmingham with foot injury

    September 2, 2015

    BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) Former world No. 1 Victoria Azarenka suffered another blow to her chances of reviving her faltering career when she was forced to withdraw from the Aegon Classic with a left foot injury on Wednesday.It is similar to the ailment which contributed to Azarenka's fall from the world's top 20 more than 10 months ago, something which has prevented her from adding to her 17 titles in almost two years.

  • Wawrinka falls in Queen's 2nd round to familiar nemesis

    September 2, 2015

    LONDON (AP) French Open champion Stan Wawrinka's eight-match winning streak ended at Queen's Club on Wednesday when Kevin Anderson edged him 7-6 (4), 7-6 (11).It was the South African's fourth successive win over Wawrinka.Anderson pressured the second seed from the start, holding a break point in the opening game. Although Wawrinka stood firm and held two set points at 6-5, it was Anderson who took the tiebreaker.

  • Hewitt and Mahut granted Wimbledon wild cards

    September 2, 2015

    LONDON (AP) Lleyton Hewitt will be making his final main draw appearance at Wimbledon after the 2002 champion was granted a wild card for the singles tournament by the All England Club on Wednesday.The 34-year-old Australian is planning on retiring at the Australian Open next January.

  • Azarenka, Jankovic through to 2nd round in Aegon Classic

    September 2, 2015

    BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) Victoria Azarenka rallied from 4-0 down in the first set to beat Varvara Lepchenko of the United States 7-6 (7), 6-4 in the first round Tuesday of the Aegon Classic, a grass court Wimbledon warm-up event.The former top-ranked Azarenka came within one point of losing the fifth game of the opening set five times, but managed to steer clear of trouble with a powerful service game.

  • Nishikori, Monfils advance at Gerry Weber Open

    September 2, 2015

    HALLE, Germany (AP) Second-seeded Kei Nishikori won a close contest against Dominic Thiem of Austria 7-6 (4) 7-5 to reach the second round of the Gerry Weber Open on TuesdayThe Japanese saved nine of 10 break points he faced to set up a second-round clash with Dustin Brown of Germany.

  • Wawrinka wins Queen's opener, 1st match since French Open

    September 2, 2015

    LONDON (AP) Stan Wawrinka began his latest bid for a first grass-court title by defeating Nick Kyrgios of Australia 6-3, 6-4 to reach the second round at Queen's Club on Tuesday.Playing his first match since defeating Novak Djokovic to lift the French Open trophy, and wearing check shorts similar to those which drew so much attention in Paris, the Swiss needed patience before eventually gaining an advantage.

  • Federer struggles past Kohlschreiber in 3 sets in 1st round

    September 2, 2015

    HALLE, Germany (AP) Roger Federer got away with a close call in the opening round of his favorite Wimbledon tune-up event, beating Philipp Kohlschreiber 7-6 (8), 3-6, 7-6 (5) at the Gerry Weber Open on Monday.Federer is seeking his eighth title in Halle, a grass-court tournament that is traditionally his preparation for Wimbledon, where he will be chasing a record eighth title later this month.

  • McHale beats Cornet to reach 2nd round in Birmingham

    September 2, 2015

    BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) Christina McHale of the United States upset 11th-seeded Alize Cornet of France 4-6, 6-2, 6-2 Monday to reach the second round of the Aegon Classic.The 23-year-old McHale tumbled out of the top 100 in the rankings from a career-high 24th after contracting mononucleosis two years ago but showed excellent movement on the grass against Cornet, who stunned Serena Williams at Wimbledon last year.

  • Gasquet gets 400th ATP win to reach 2nd round at Queen's

    September 2, 2015

    LONDON (AP) Richard Gasquet earned his 400th ATP tour victory Monday by beating Italian qualifier Simone Bolelli 6-1, 6-2 in just 56 minutes to reach the second round at Queen's Club.Gasquet is the third Frenchman to reach that milestone in the Open era, after Yannick Noah (476 wins) and Fabrice Santoro (470).

  • Del Potro to undergo surgery for third time on left wrist

    September 2, 2015

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) Former U.S. Open champion Juan Martin Del Potro will have surgery for the third time on his left wrist.Del Potro says Monday on Twitter that he will have surgery in the United States on Thursday on a chronic injury that is threatening his once-promising career.

  • Andy Roddick, Mardy Fish to play doubles together in Atlanta

    September 2, 2015

    After dealing with anxiety issues, former top-10 player Mardy Fish is going to give professional tennis another try. And this time, he's bringing pal Andy Roddick along with him.Roddick, who retired in 2012, and Fish will play doubles together next month at the BB&T Atlanta Open, where Fish is also going to attempt his latest comeback in singles.

  • Croatian teen Konjuh wins first WTA tour title in Nottingham

    September 2, 2015

    NOTTINGHAM, England (AP) Croatian teenager Ana Konjuh won her first WTA tour title on Monday by beating Monica Niculescu 1-6, 6-4, 6-2 in the rain-delayed Nottingham Open final.It was the 17-year-old Konjuh's third match in two days after playing both her quarterfinal and semifinal on Sunday.

  • Niculescu, Konjuh to play rain-delayed Nottingham Open final

    September 2, 2015

    NOTTINGHAM, England (AP) Monica Niculescu and Ana Konjuh will contest the rain-delayed final of the Nottingham Open on Monday.The tournament had been hit by bad weather coming into the finals weekend, with play again halted during Sunday.Niculescu of Romania reached her first grass court singles final with an upset victory over top-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska 5-7, 6-4, 6-0.

  • Unseeded Mahut and 5th-seeded Giorgi win Topshelf Open

    September 2, 2015

    S-HERTOGENBOSCH, Netherlands (AP) Frenchman Nicolas Mahut won his third career title after beating second-seeded David Goffin 7-6 (1), 6-1 at the Topshelf Open on Sunday, while fifth-seeded Camila Giorgi of Italy won the women's final.Giorgi clinched her first career title with a 7-5, 6-3 win against Swiss teenager Belinda Bencic.

  • Nadal beats Troicki to win grass-court Mercedes Cup

    September 2, 2015

    STUTTGART, Germany (AP) Rafael Nadal defeated Viktor Troicki 7-6 (3), 6-3 Sunday to win the Mercedes Cup for the third time and claim his first title on grass since Wimbledon in 2010.The top-seeded Spaniard, who had no aces in his semifinal win over Gael Monfils, ended the first set tiebreaker with an ace - his ninth. Nadal saved the only break point he faced.

  • Rain washes out Saturday play at Nottingham Open

    September 2, 2015

    NOTTINGHAM, England (AP) Rain forced Nottingham Open organizers to schedule the last quarterfinal, the semifinals and final for Sunday.No play was possible on the grass on Saturday, after rain also cut short play on Friday, when the last quarterfinal between Ana Konjuh of Croatia and qualifier Sachia Vickery of the United States was postponed.

  • Bencic beats Jankovic to reach Topshelf Open final

    September 2, 2015

    S-HERTOGENBOSCH, Netherlands (AP) Swiss teenager Belinda Bencic remains on course for her first career title after beating veteran Jelena Jankovic 6-3, 6-3 in the semifinals of the grass-court Topshelf Open on Saturday.The 18-year-old Bencic, who is seeded fourth, showed solid defense to save six of seven break points and broke the second-seeded Serb at the first opportunity in the first set - and twice more in the second set.

  • Nadal beats Monfils 6-3, 6-4 to reach Mercedes Cup final

    September 2, 2015

    STUTTGART, Germany (AP) Top-seeded Rafael Nadal defeated Gael Monfils 6-3, 6-4 on Saturday to reach the final of the grass-court Mercedes Cup.The 14-time Grand Slam winner saved all four break points he faced and converted two of his own to beat the fourth-seeded Monfils of France in 1 hour, 19 minutes. Monfils lost despite serving 11 aces compared to none from Nadal.

  • Teenager Bencic to face Jankovic in Topshelf Open semifinals

    September 2, 2015

    S-HERTOGENBOSCH, Netherlands (AP) Teenager Belinda Bencic of Switzerland will face veteran Jelena Jankovic of Serbia in the semifinals of the Topshelf Open after saving three match points in a 7-6 (4), 6-7 (4), 7-5 win against seventh-seeded Kristina Mladenovic of France on Friday.

  • Radwanska into semifinals at Nottingham, will play Niculescu

    September 2, 2015

    NOTTINGHAM, England (AP) Top-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska kept up her serene progress at the Nottingham Open by beating Lauren Davis in straight sets to reach the semifinals of the Wimbledon warm-up tournament on Friday.Finding some form after a disappointing first half of the year, the 13th-ranked Radwanska won 6-2, 6-2 for her third straight easy victory in central England this week and will play Monica Niculescu in the last four.

  • Nadal beats Tomic to reach semifinals at Mercedes Cup

    September 2, 2015

    STUTTGART, Germany (AP) Top-seeded Rafael Nadal overcame stiff resistance from Bernard Tomic to reach the semifinals of the Mercedes Cup with a 6-4, 6-7 (6), 6-3 victory on Friday.Nadal will next play fourth-seeded Gael Monfils, who beat Philipp Kohlschreiber 7-5, 3-6, 6-3.

  • Radwanska through to quarters in Nottingham

    September 2, 2015

    NOTTINGHAM, England (AP) Former Wimbledon finalist Agnieszka Radwanska dropped just four games against Christina McHale on Thursday to advance to the quarterfinals of the grass-court Nottingham Open, where she will meet another American.The top-seeded Radwanska won 6-3, 6-1 in the second round of the Wimbledon warm-up tournament, and next plays Lauren Davis.

  • Defending champ Bautista Agut out in Topshelf Open 2nd round

    September 2, 2015

    S-HERTOGENBOSCH, Netherlands (AP) Defending champion Roberto Bautista Agut was paid back by French qualifier Nicolas Mahut, who beat the Spaniard 6-2, 6-4 at the Topshelf Open on Thursday.Mahut was the titleholder last year when Bautista Agut beat him in the quarterfinals en route to his maiden title here.

  • Tomic beat Haas, advances to quarterfinals of Mercedes Cup

    September 2, 2015

    STUTTGART, Germany (AP) Fifth-seeded Bernard Tomic cut short the comeback of German veteran Tommy Haas and reached the quarterfinals of the Mercedes Cup with a 7-6 (6), 6-2 victory on Thursday.The 37-year-old Haas played his second match after missing more than a year with a shoulder injury. Tomic saved two set points and then won the first 11 points of the second set as he quickly broke Haas' serve twice for a decisive lead.

  • Boris Becker to seek British citizenship 'eventually'

    September 2, 2015

    LONDON (AP) Boris Becker says he enjoys living in Wimbledon so much that he's going to apply for British citizenship at some point in the future.Interviewed on BBC television, the German six-time Grand Slam champion said Wednesday that he and his family ''love Wimbledon a lot; people treat us with respect.'' He described the west London district and home of the tennis championships as his ''professional home'' for 30 years and ''my private home for the last couple of years.''

  • Steel set for new Arthur Ashe Stadium roof to cover US Open

    September 2, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) A towering crane lowered a final steel beam into place over Arthur Ashe Stadium on Wednesday as the U.S. Open's center court moved closer to being covered by a retractable roof.The roof will be ready to be used in 2016. Now that the superstructure supporting it is up, workers can begin the process of removing the three cranes from the grounds of the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center to get ready for the final Grand Slam event of the year. The U.S. Open begins Aug. 31.

  • Big-serving Karlovic reaches quarterfinals at Topshelf Open

    September 2, 2015

    S-HERTOGENBOSCH, Netherlands (AP) Fifth-seeded Ivo Karlovic of Croatia smacked 25 aces as he beat Tatsuma Ito of Japan 7-6 (5), 7-6 (3) to reach the Topshelf Open quarterfinals on Wednesday.There, he'll face local favorite Robin Haase, who beat seventh-seeded Fernando Verdasco of Spain 7-6 (4), 6-3.

  • Monfils, Troicki advance to Mercedes Cup quarterfinals

    September 2, 2015

    STUTTGART, Germany (AP) Seeded players Gael Monfils and Viktor Troicki were made to fight hard to reach the Mercedes Cup quarterfinals on Wednesday.The fourth-seeded Monfils of France fired 18 aces and defeated Andreas Haider-Maurer of Austria 7-6 (6), 7-6 (5), while the eighth-seeded Troicki beat German wild card Alexander Zverev 6-3, 6-7 (6), 6-3.

  • Radwanska through in Nottingham, 2 more seeded players fall

    September 2, 2015

    NOTTINGHAM, England (AP) Top-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska dropped just three games in advancing to the second round of the grass-court Nottingham Open, while two seeds were eliminated from the Wimbledon warm-up event on Tuesday.The 13th-ranked Radwanska from Poland beat Alla Kudryavtseva of Russia 6-0, 6-3 in her first match since losing in the first round of the French Open.

  • Bouchard starts grass season with loss at Topshelf Open

    September 2, 2015

    S-HERTOGENBOSCH, Netherlands (AP) Back on her favorite surface, top-seeded Eugenie Bouchard lost in the first round at the Topshelf Open on Tuesday.Bouchard, who last year became the first Canadian to reach a Grand Slam singles final at Wimbledon, was beaten by by Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan 6-4, 1-6, 6-4.

  • Tomic, Troicki advance to Mercedes Cup 2nd round

    September 2, 2015

    STUTTGART, Germany (AP) Fifth-seeded Bernard Tomic beat Jan-Lennard Struff of Germany 6-3, 7-6 (5) in reaching the second round of the Mercedes Cup, one of the grass-court events leading up to Wimbledon.Tomic, Australia's highest-ranked player, has made starts in most of his tournaments this year but passed the quarterfinals only once.

  • Kohlschreiber wins opener at Mercedes Cup against Dolgopolov

    September 2, 2015

    STUTTGART, Germany (AP) Sixth-seeded Philipp Kohlschreiber beat Alexandr Dolgopolov 6-3, 6-3 on Monday to ease into the second round of the Mercedes Cup.It was the only completed match of the day as heavy rain delayed start of play for several hours and the meeting between Viktor Troicki and Borna Coric was postponed until Tuesday.

  • 2 seeds fall at Nottingham Open 1st round

    September 2, 2015

    NOTTINGHAM, England (AP) Seeded players Karin Knapp and Ajla Tomljanovic lost in the first round of the Nottingham Open on Monday as top-level women's tennis returned to the central England grass-court venue for the first time in 42 years.The fourth-seeded Knapp lost 6-4, 6-2 to Yanina Wickmayer of Belgium, and Tomljanovic, the No. 8 seed from Croatia, was beaten 4-6, 7-6 (1), 7-5 by Lauren Davis of the United States.

  • Fendrich on Tennis: Williams' Slam bid moves on to Wimbledon

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) Serena Williams was only a few hours' removed from her second major trophy of 2015, putting her halfway to a true Grand Slam, when she expressed a wish for a particular outcome in the following day's men's final at the French Open.Like Williams, Novak Djokovic already had won the Australian Open in January. And like Williams, he would be appearing in the title match at Roland Garros.

  • Defending champion Vandeweghe advances at TopShelf Open

    September 2, 2015

    S-HERTOGENBOSCH, Netherlands (AP) CoCo Vandeweghe started the defense of her Topshelf Open title with a 7-6 (1), 6-1 win over Andreea Mitu on Monday as the season shifted to grass.The third-seeded Vandeweghe, who won her sole career title in the Netherlands last year, trailed 4-1 in the first set before she found her range. She saved four of the five break points she faced and fired nine aces.

  • French champ Wawrinka: Federer 'always really happy' for him

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) So here's how far Stan Wawrinka has come: Now that he is a two-time major champion, the guy ignores congratulatory phone calls from none other than Roger Federer.OK, well, that's not exactly how it went. But Wawrinka did say Monday, less than 24 hours after beating Novak Djokovic in the French Open final, that he wasn't able to answer a post-match call from good pal Federer, his Swiss Olympic and Davis Cup teammate, because it was time to do a news conference.

  • What we learned about Stan Wawrinka, others at French Open

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) Stan Wawrinka's French Open title brings back the old debate about who deserves to be mentioned in the same breath as the elite in men's tennis.For years, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal were alone at the top. Then Novak Djokovic elbowed his way into the conversation. Soon enough, so did Andy Murray, forming what came to be known as the ''Big 4.''

  • The Latest: Wawrinka jokes about his shorts at French Open

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The latest from the final day of the French Open:---9:07 p.m.Just after arriving at his final French Open news conference, Stan Wawrinka draped his pink-checkered shorts over the table in front of him.They have been a major topic on social media over the past fortnight, with tennis fans comparing them to swimming trunks, or boxer shorts.

  • The Latest: Kuerten sees similarities in Wawrinka's win

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The latest from the final day of the French Open:7:52 p.m.Stan Wawrinka's big upset in the final of the French Open brought back good memories for three-time winner Gustavo Kuerten.''Stan is much more experienced than me in 1997,'' said Kuerten, recalling his first victory on the Parisian red clay. ''But many times that year, I had to beat players who were (considered) far better than me. Today it's similar. Novak, as a player, is more steady, solid and experienced than anybody else. But today Stan was the best.''

  • The Latest: Wawrinka keen to speak French after trophy win

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The latest from the final day of the French Open:7:20 p.m.Stanislas Wawrinka was in the mood to continue speaking in French after winning the French Open.As he collected his trophy, having beaten Novak Djokovic in four exciting sets, the Swiss started to make his winner's speech at Roland Garros.

  • The Latest: Djokovic praises champion Wawrinka

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The latest from the final day of the French Open:7:00 p.m.It's an emotional speech from Novak Djokovic as he praises French Open champion Stanislas Wawrinka after losing to him in a gripping final.Not so much for the manner of Wawrinka's impressive 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 6-4 win but for his overall attitude.

  • The Latest: Wawrinka gets French Open trophy from Kuerten

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The latest from the final day of the French Open:6:40 p.m.There is another French Open champion on center court at Roland Garros: Gustavo Kuerten is presenting the winner's trophy.A three-time winner at Roland Garros, Kuerten walked out onto center court wearing an eye-catching sky blue suit to match the gloriously sunny weather.

  • The Latest: Wawrinka beats Djokovic to win French Open title

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The latest from the final day of the French Open:---6:26 p.m.Against the odds, Stanislas Wawrinka has won the French Open, beating top-ranked Novak Djokovic 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 6-4.Wawrinka sealed the win on his second match point with a backhand winner down the line to clinch his second Grand Slam title and deprive Djokovic of his ninth.

  • Wawrinka tops Djokovic in French final, denying career Slam

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) Stan Wawrinka won the French Open by beating No. 1-seeded Novak Djokovic 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 6-4 in the final Sunday, thwarting Djokovic's bid to complete a career Grand Slam.The eighth-seeded Wawrinka, so long in the shadow of his Swiss Davis Cup teammate and pal, Roger Federer, collected his second major title after last year's Australian Open.

  • Williams says No. 20 was about as tough as any of her majors

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) When someone has won as many significant matches and titles as Serena Williams - her Grand Slam trophy count now stands at 20 - it can be hard to decide how to sort them by degree of difficulty or order of importance.She puts her 2015 French Open championship high on the list.

  • The Latest: Wawrinka and Djokovic level at 3-3 in 4th set

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The latest from the final day of the French Open:---6:00 p.m.It's a tense duel in the evening sun in the French Open final, with Stanislas Wawrinka and Novak Djokovic level at 3-3 in the fourth set.The top-ranked Djokovic won the first set but Wawrinka took the next two and rallied from 3-0 down in the fourth.

  • The Latest: Wawrinka wins 3rd set against Djokovic in final

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The latest from the final day of the French Open:---5:34 p.m.Top-ranked Novak Djokovic is in trouble in the French Open final after losing the third set 6-3 to Stanislas Wawrinka, who now leads 2-1 in sets.Wawrinka, unleashing winners from all over the court, broke Djokovic to lead 4-2 and then saved a break point on his serve.

  • The Latest: Wawrinka wins 2nd set against Djokovic in final

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The latest from the final day of the French Open:4:50 p.m.Jeers on center court for Novak Djokovic as he smashes his racket angrily into the red clay after losing the second set 6-4 to Stanislas Wawrinka in the French Open final.Djokovic, who had saved four break points in the second set, looked in control of the 10th game when he led 30-0.

  • The Latest: Djokovic and Wawrinka keeping energy levels up

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The latest from the final day of the French Open:---4:30 p.m.Midway through a tense second set in the French Open final, the players have been keeping their energy levels up.Top-ranked Novak Djokovic, who won the first set 6-4, has been eating dates during changeovers, while Wawrinka prefers to nibble at bananas.

  • The Latest: Novak Djokovic wins 1st set of French Open final

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The latest from the final day of the French Open:---3:56 p.m.Novak Djokovic has won the first set of the French Open final 6-4 against Stanislas Wawrinka.It looked set to be a long match on center court in warm conditions. The marathon ninth point lasted 40 strokes, ending when Djokovic pushed a backhand long.

  • The Latest: Marc Rosset's bold bet at French Open

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The latest from the final day of the French Open:---3:31 p.m.The odds are stacked against Stan Wawrinka in his French Open final against top-ranked Novak Djokovic, but former Switzerland Davis Cup captain Marc Rosset is betting on him to create an upset.

  • The Latest: French Open final under way

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The latest from the final day of the French Open:---3.18 p.m.The French Open final between Novak Djokovic and Stanislas Wawrinka is under way in sunny conditions at Roland Garros.Both players are looking to win the tournament for the first time, with Djokovic chasing a ninth Grand Slam title and Wawrinka going for a second title after his victory at the Australian Open last year.

  • The Latest: Mattek-Sands praises Safarova's effort

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The latest from the final day of the French Open:---2:45 p.m.Bethanie Mattek-Sands was quick to praise the efforts of her doubles partner Lucie Safarova after their French Open win.Safarova missed out on a Grand Slam double after losing the singles final to Serena Williams late on Saturday afternoon, but was straight back on court at noon for the doubles final.

  • The Latest: Safarova finally wins French Open - in doubles

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The latest from the final day of the French Open:---2:20 p.m.The day after losing the women's final to Serena Williams in a thrilling three-set match, Lucie Safarova finally has a Grand Slam title at the French Open after winning the women's doubles.

  • The Latest: Safarova still on course for Grand Slam title

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The latest from the final day of the French Open:---1:39 p.m.Lucie Safarova is still on course to win a Grand Slam title at the French Open.Teaming up with American player Bethanie Mattek-Sands in the women's doubles final, the Czech has just served out the second set to level at 1-set all on Court Philippe Chatrier against Casey Dellacqua and Yaroslava Shvedova.

  • The Latest: French Open director rues fans' bad manners

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The latest from the final day of the French Open:---12:55 p.m.French Open director Gilbert Ysern has criticized the whistles and jeers directed at Stanislas Wawrinka after he ended local favorite Jo-Wilfried Tsonga's run in the semifinals.

  • Dodig and Melo beat Bryans to win French Open men's doubles

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) Ivan Dodig and Marcelo Melo won their first Grand Slam title by edging two-time champions Bob and Mike Bryan 6-7 (5), 7-6 (5), 7-5 in the French Open doubles final on Saturday.Melo clipped a superb lob over the head of the top-seeded Bryans to level on sets, and the Brazilian player hit the winner with a neat volley to the side to prompt wild celebrations with Dodig, a Croatian.

  • The Latest: Dodig, Melo win French Open men's doubles title

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) 8:25 p.m.Third-seeded Ivan Dodig of Croatia and Marcelo Melo of Brazil won the French Open men's doubles final after beating top-seeded Americans Bob and Mike Bryan 6-7 (5), 7-6 (5), 7-5.After hitting the winner with a cross-court volley at the net, Melo sank to his knees and put his hands on his face in apparent disbelief.

  • The Latest: Williams plays with weaker left hand in final

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) 7:45 p.m.Serena Williams generates great power hitting the ball right-handed.However, when she needs to, the top-ranked American is not afraid to improvise and use her left hand.During her French Open final win against Lucie Safarova, Williams was off balance and scrambling near the baseline. Switching hands, she managed to swipe the ball back.

  • The Latest: Safarova jeered for thanking tournament sponsor

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) 5:50 p.m.Lucie Safarova was jeered by some of the fans on Court Chatrier during her runner-up speech after losing the French Open final to Serena Williams.Why?After thanking a list of people - her coach, people in her box, the staff from the WTA tour - she added the name of the tournament sponsor, which is a bank.

  • The Latest: Serena Williams receives trophy from Navratilova

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) 5:38 p.m.Serena Williams received a kiss from 18-time Grand Slam champion Martina Navratilova as she collected the French Open trophy, raising it triumphantly over her head as she milked the applause from Court Chatrier crowd.Williams, speaking in French, paid tribute to beaten finalist Lucie Safarova:

  • The Latest: Williams has Steffi Graf's 22 majors in sight

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) 5:25 p.m.Serena Williams has Steffi Graf's 22 majors in her sights this year after winning her 20th Grand Slam title.The top-ranked American beat Lucie Safarova 6-3, 6-7 (2), 6-2 Saturday to clinch her third French Open title.The 33-year-old Williams, the Australian Open champion, will move level with Graf's tally if she wins Wimbledon and the U.S. Open for a calendar-year Grand Slam.

  • Williams beats Safarova in 3 sets at French for 20th major

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) Overcoming a mid-match lull and a third-set deficit, Serena Williams won her third French Open title and 20th major singles trophy by beating 13th-seeded Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic 6-3, 6-7 (2), 6-2 on Saturday.The top-ranked Williams took the last six games and added to her championships on the red clay of Roland Garros in 2002 and 2013.

  • The Latest: Serena Williams wins French Open for 3rd time

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) 5:15 p.m.Serena Williams has won the French Open title for the third time after beating Lucie Safarova 6-3, 6-7 (2), 6-2.The top-ranked American has now won 20 Grand Slam titles.Safarova led 2-0 in the final set.Williams led 4-1 in the second set but then her serve fell apart as the 13th-seeded Czech player rallied to force a decider.

  • The Latest: Williams receives obscenity warning in final

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) 5:03 p.m.Serena Williams has received an obscenity warning from the chair umpire after holding serve for a 3-2 lead in the third set of the French Open final.After sealing the game with an ace, Williams yelled on center court and received the warning moments later.

  • The Latest: Safarova wins 2nd set vs. Williams in final

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) 4:43 p.m.Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic has fought back from 4-1 down to win the second set 7-6 (2) against Serena Williams in the French Open final.Williams double-faulted at the end of the sixth and eighth games of the second set to give Safarova hope.

  • Murray turning his focus to grass after French Open loss

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) Andy Murray left the French Open in optimistic mood, and with the firm belief that a third Grand Slam title is not too far away.The third-seeded Briton pushed top-ranked Novak Djokovic to a fifth set in their French Open semifinal that spanned over two days, before the Serb stepped up a gear to clinch a 6-3, 6-3, 5-7, 5-7, 6-1 win on Saturday.

  • Paul wins all-American junior final in Paris

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) Who said Americans can't play on clay? Not Tommy Paul, for sure.The 18-year-old Paul won the first all-American boys' final at the French Open with a 7-6 (4), 2-6, 6-2 defeat of second-seeded Taylor Fritz on Saturday.Paul, who learned his trade on the slow surface, became the sixth American boy to win the junior title in Paris. Among them was John McEnroe in 1977.

  • The Latest: Williams wins 1st set in French Open final

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) 3:45 p.m.Serena Williams is a step closer to winning her 20th Grand Slam title - and her third at the French Open - after clinching the first set 6-3 against Lucie Safarova.The top-ranked American appears to be showing no signs of the illness that forced her to skip practice Friday and which affected her during her semifinal the day before.

  • The Latest: Williams-Safarova French Open final is underway

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) 3:14 p.m.The women's French Open final between top-ranked Serena Williams and 13th-seeded Lucie Safarova is under way.Williams is looking to win her 20th Grand Slam title and third at Roland Garros.After feeling ill in her semifinal on Thursday, she skipped practice and media duties on Friday.

  • The Latest: Murray optimistic he is close to Grand Slam win

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) 2:50 p.m.Andy Murray leaves the French Open in optimistic mood - and with the firm belief that a third Grand Slam title is not too far away.The third-seeded Briton pushed top-ranked Novak Djokovic to a fifth set in their French Open semifinal, before Djokovic stepped up a gear to take the decider 6-1.

  • The Latest: Djokovic in a hurry after French Open semi win

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) 2:35 p.m.After waiting overnight to complete his French Open semifinal triumph against Andy Murray, top-ranked Novak Djokovic was in a hurry to complete his media duties.Just moments after completing a 6-3, 6-3, 5-7, 5-7, 6-1 win, Djokovic raced to attend a post-match news conference.

  • The Latest: Djokovic beats Murray to reach French Open final

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) 2:15 p.m.Novak Djokovic has reached the French Open final after beating Andy Murray 6-3, 6-3, 5-7, 5-7, 6-1.The top-ranked Serb struggled at the end of the fourth set, making some sloppy mistakes, but broke Murray twice in the decider to take complete control before sealing victory with an ace.

  • Djokovic tops Murray in 5 sets to reach French Open final

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) Novak Djokovic squeezed his eyes shut and raised both arms, a rather reserved celebration at the conclusion of his up-and-down, two-day, five-set French Open semifinal victory over Andy Murray.There's one more match for Djokovic to win if he's going to collect his first championship at Roland Garros and complete a long-sought career Grand Slam, and conserving energy was key.

  • The Latest: Murray wins 4th set vs. Djokovic at French Open

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) 1:35 p.m.Andy Murray has won the fourth set 7-5 against Novak Djokovic in their French Open semifinal.Murray broke Djokovic in the 11th game and then clinched the set when Djokovic, who is making a series of unforced errors, sent a backhand long.

  • The Latest: Djokovic-Murray semi resumes at French Open

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) 1:12 p.m.The French Open semifinal between top-ranked Novak Djokovic and third-seeded Andy Murray has resumed in bright sunshine with the score level at 3-3 in the fourth set and Djokovic leading 2-1 in sets.The match was interrupted late on Friday evening just minutes before heavy rain started to fall in western Paris.

  • The Latest: Paul wins all-American junior final in Paris

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) 12:53 p.m.Tommy Paul has won the first all-American boys' final at the French Open with a 7-6 (4), 2-6, 6-2 defeat of second-seeded Taylor Fritz.The 18-year-old Paul, from Lumberton, New Jersey, is the sixth American boy to win the junior title in Paris. Among them was John McEnroe in 1977.

  • The Latest: Badosa Gibert wins girls' title at French Open

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The latest from the French Open:---12:27 p.m.Paula Badosa Gibert has clinched the first title up for grabs on a busy Saturday at the French Open.The 12th-seeded Spaniard defeated No. 16 Anna Kalinskaya of Russia 6-3, 6-3 to win the girls' title.

  • Wawrinka beats Tsonga to reach first French Open final

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) - One year after his first-round loss in Paris, Stan Wawrinka will be playing in the final of the French Open.The eighth-seeded Swiss player advanced to his first final at Roland Garros with a 6-3, 6-7 (1), 7-6 (3), 6-4 win over local favorite Jo-Wilfried Tsonga on Friday.

  • The Latest: Heavy rain after French Open semifinal suspended

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) 8:55 p.m.The crowd was angry when Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray walked off center court midway through the fourth set of their French Open semifinal.The decision was taken to suspend play, with Djokovic leading 2-1 in sets and the score tied at 3-3 in the fourth set, because of the threat of an imminent rainstorm.

  • The Latest: French Open semifinal suspended in 4th set

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) 8:44 p.m.The French Open semifinal between Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray has been suspended until Saturday because of the threat of a rain storm.With Djokovic leading 2-1 in sets and the fourth set tied at 3-3, the players were told by officials that play would be halted. They walked off the court to jeers from the crowd, which wanted play to continue.

  • Williams still ill day before French final against Safarova

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) There are two key questions going into the French Open women's final Saturday between Serena Williams and Lucie Safarova.One is: How healthy will Williams be as she tries to win a third title at Roland Garros and 20th Grand Slam singles trophy in all?

  • The Latest: Wawrinka whistled at French Open

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) ---7:59 p.m.It looks like the crowd at Roland Garros has not forgiven Stan Wawrinka for his teasing of the French players at last year's Davis Cup final.After being booed in his fourth-round win over local favorite Gilles Simon, Wawrinka received whistles and jeers during his semifinal against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, another French player.

  • The Latest: Murray wins 3rd set vs. Murray at French Open

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) 7:50 p.m.Andy Murray has won the third set against Novak Djokovic 7-5 in their French Open semifinal.Djokovic, who is seeking the only Grand Slam title he has never won, dropped his first set of the tournament.The top-ranked Serb won the first two sets 6-3, 6-3, but as the sun started to fade and the temperature dropped, Murray came back into the match.

  • Billie Jean King: Caitlyn Jenner helps transgender tolerance

    September 2, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) Billie Jean King believes Caitlyn Jenner has given people clarity about transgender issues beyond the progress already made four decades after they shared the international sports spotlight.''The interview with then-Bruce Jenner, and now Caitlyn Jenner, really helped people to be clear in understanding, especially about gender vs. sexuality,'' the 71-year-old former tennis star said in an interview with The Associated Press. ''Everybody's always getting very confused with that. Then they finally realized they have nothing to do with each other.''

  • The Latest: Djokovic takes 2nd set vs. Murray in semifinal

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) 6:52 p.m.Novak Djokovic is one set away from reaching the French Open final after winning the second set 6-3 against Andy Murray.The top-ranked Serb broke the third-seeded Briton in the fifth game, and again in the ninth game to take the set after Murray sent a routine overhead long.

  • Williams says she 'collapsed' after French Open semifinal

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) Serena Williams says she ''just kind of collapsed'' after winning her French Open semifinal and has been resting at her Paris apartment for Saturday's final.Before facing Lucie Safarova with a chance for a third title at Roland Garros and 20th Grand Slam singles trophy overall, Williams didn't practice Friday, and she didn't do a pre-final news conference, either.

  • The Latest: Serena Williams explains illness ahead of final

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) 6:20 p.m.Serena Williams says she ''just kind of collapsed'' after winning her French Open semifinal and has been resting at her Paris apartment ahead of Saturday's final.Before facing Lucie Safarova with a chance for a third title at Roland Garros and 20th Grand Slam singles trophy overall, Williams didn't practice Friday, and she didn't do a pre-final news conference, either.

  • The Latest: Novak Djokovic takes 1st set against Andy Murray

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) 6:10 p.m.Novak Djokovic has won the first set 6-3 against Andy Murray in their French Open semifinal.The top-ranked Serb broke Murray to lead 5-3 and then clinched the set with an ace.The winner plays Stanislas Wawrinka in Sunday's final, after the Swiss player beat Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-3, 6-7 (1), 7-6 (3), 6-4.

  • Serena skips practice, Safarova into doubles final

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) - Serena Williams is skipping practice the day before the French Open women's final, and will not conduct a news conference, either.She meets first-time finalist Lucie Safarova on Saturday.Williams has been sick for several days, and was listless in the heat during her semifinal victory on Thursday, then did not hold a post-match news conference, saying she went to the tournament doctor.

  • The Latest: Novak Djokovic-Andy Murray semifinal is underway

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) 5:35 p.m.The second French Open semifinal between Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray is under way on center court, as they play each other at Roland Garros for the first time.Djokovic has won every major except the French Open and the top-ranked Serb is bidding to become the eighth man in history to win a career Grand Slam.

  • Wawrinka beats Tsonga to reach 1st French Open final

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) Stan Wawrinka advanced to his first final at the French Open after beating Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-3, 6-7 (1), 7-6 (3), 6-4 on Friday.In sizzling temperatures, Wawrinka overcame strong resistance from the 14th-seeded Tsonga in a gripping match on Court Philippe Chatrier.

  • The Latest: Wawrinka beats Tsonga to reach French Open final

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) 5:01 p.m.Stanislas Wawrinka is through to the French Open final after beating Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-3, 6-7 (1), 7-6 (3), 6-4.After 3 hours, 46 minutes in hot conditions on Court Chatrier, Wawrinka clinched his first match point when Tsonga returned into the net.

  • The Latest: Wawrinka leads Tsonga 2-1 in French Open semi

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) 4:10 p.m.Stan Wawrinka was one set away from the French Open final after edging a tight third set 7-6 (3) against home favorite Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.Wawrinka won the first set 6-3 and Tsonga took the second 7-6 (1) in hot conditions on Court Chartrier.

  • The Latest: Lucie Safarova on course for Grand Slam double

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) 4:00 p.m.Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic remains on course to become the first woman in 15 years to win the singles and doubles at the French Open.Safarova teamed with Bethanie Mattek-Sands of the United States to beat Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka of the Czech Republic, 6-2, 5-7, 6-4 to reach the doubles final.

  • The Latest: Williams skips practice and news conference

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) 3:30 p.m.Serena Williams is skipping practice the day before the French Open women's final, and will not conduct a news conference, either.She meets first-time finalist Lucie Safarova on Saturday.Williams has been sick for several days, and was listless in the heat during her semifinal victory on Thursday, then did not hold a post-match news conference, saying she went to the tournament doctor.

  • The Latest: Tsonga leans on fridge at sun-soaked French Open

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) 3:15 p.m.With temperatures reaching 90 degrees (32 C) on Court Chartrier for the French Open men's semifinal, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga found a novel way to keep cool.He laid on a fridge to sooth his shoulder muscle.He and Stan Wawrinka are into the third set, at one set all, with both looking to reach their second Grand Slam final.

  • The Latest: Tsonga win 2nd set vs. Wawrinka in French Open

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) 2:53 p.m.Jo-Wilfried Tsonga won the second set 7-6 (1) against Stanislas Wawrinka to level the set score in their French Open semifinal.The fans on Court Chartrier broke out into loud chants of ''Tsonga, Tsonga'' after the Frenchman broke back in the set and held to love to lead 5-4.

  • The Latest: 1st all-American final in French Open boys event

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) 2:05 p.m.For the first time at Roland Garros, there will be an all-American final in the French Open boys tournament.Second-seeded Taylor Fritz reached the final Friday with a 6-1, 6-2 win over Corentin Denolly and will take on Tommy Paul for the title.

  • The Latest: Wawrinka takes 1st set against Tsonga

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) 1:49 p.m.Stanislas Wawrinka has won the first set 6-3 against home favorite Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in their French Open semifinal.The eighth-seeded Swiss broke Tsonga in the fourth game, and served out.The winner plays top-ranked Novak Djokovic or third-seeded Andy Murray.

  • The Latest: Wawrinka and Tsonga underway in French Open semi

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) 1:15 p.m.The first French Open semifinal between Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Stanislas Wawrinka is underway in hot and sunny conditions on center court.Both are looking to reach their second Grand Slam final, with Tsonga losing in the 2008 Australian Open final, and Wawrinka winning that tournament in 2014.

  • A title and a final: Mike Bryan's great day in Paris

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) Mike Bryan enjoyed a good day at Roland Garros, first reaching a sixth French Open doubles final with his twin brother Bob then taking the first trophy up for grabs at Roland Garros.Teaming with fellow U.S. player Bethanie Mattek-Sands, Bryan won the mixed doubles title, beating Lucie Hradecka and Marcin Matkowski 7-6 (3), 6-1 on Thursday.

  • The Latest: Bacsinszky not affected by Serena's ails in semi

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---9:40 p.m.Timea Bacsinszky's concentration was not affected by Serena Williams' signs of discomfort in their French Open semifinal.Bacsinszky, a Swiss player seeded 23rd, led by 6-4 and a break. Then, she lost 10 straight games as the top-ranked American lined up a shot at her 20th Grand Slam title, and her third here at Roland Garros.

  • The Latest: Serena Williams skips post-match news conference

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---9:10 p.m.An ill Serena Williams will not attend a post-match news conference after winning her French Open semifinal against Timea Bacsinszky 4-6, 6-3, 6-0.The top-ranked American, who is aiming for a 20th Grand Slam title, grimaced between points, and during changeovers, she pressed white towels filled with ice against her forehead and neck and guzzled water.

  • The Latest: U.S pair win mixed doubles title at French Open

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---8:09 p.m.Mike Bryan and Bethanie Mattek-Sands have won the French Open mixed doubles title, beating Lucie Hradecka and Marcin Matkowski 7-6 (3), 6-1.Bryan is also in the men's doubles final with his twin brother Bob.

  • The Latest: Serena Williams reaches French Open final

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---7:20 p.m.Top-ranked Serena Williams has reached the French Open final after fighting back from a set down against Timea Bacsinszky.Williams, who will play first time major finalist Lucie Safarova for her 20th Grand Slam title, struggled for fitness for most of the match but still managed to win 10 games in a row.

  • The Latest: Williams wins 2nd set against Bacsinszky

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---6:50 p.m.Top-ranked Serena Williams has fought back to win the second set 6-3 against Timea Bacsinszky in their French Open semifinal.After losing the first set 6-4, Williams looked in trouble as she trailed 3-2 in the second set after dropping her serve.

  • The Latest: Struggling Williams loses 1st set to Bacsinszky

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---6:05 p.m.Timea Bacsinszky has won the first set 6-4 against a struggling Serena Williams in their French Open semifinal.After losing her serve in the fifth game, Williams sat down with a towel around her neck, and patted her forehead with another towel.

  • The Latest: Williams and Bacsinszky on court for semifinal

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---5:20 p.m.Top-ranked Serena Williams and Timea Bacsinszky have started their French Open semifinal.Bacsinszky, who is seeded 23rd, had to wait for a few minutes in the players' corridor before Williams joined her, and both players walked out onto center court wearing headphones.

  • The Latest: Lucie Safarova reaches French Open final

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic has reached her first Grand Slam final after beating Ana Ivanovic of Serbia 7-5, 7-5.The 13th-seeded Czech player staged an impressive comeback after trailing 5-2 in the first set against the seventh-seeded Serb, who won the tournament in 2008.

  • Safarova advances to 1st Grand Slam final at French Open

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) Lucie Safarova advanced to her first Grand Slam final with a 7-5, 7-5 win over former champion Ana Ivanovic at the French Open on Thursday.The 13th-seeded Czech player, who upset defending champion Maria Sharapova in the fourth round, has not dropped a set in the tournament.

  • French Open Lookahead: Djokovic-Murray, Wawrinka-Tsonga

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) Ever since adding his first Wimbledon and U.S. Open titles in 2011 to his haul of Australian Open trophies, Novak Djokovic has been coming to the French Open with one thing in mind: completing a career Grand Slam.He's sure come close.In 2012, Djokovic lost in the final at Roland Garros to Rafael Nadal.

  • The Latest: Lucie Safarova wins 1st set vs. Ana Ivanovic

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---3:40 p.m.Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic has taken the first set 7-5 against Ana Ivanovic of Serbia in their French Open semifinal, after trailing 5-2.Ivanovic, the 2008 champion who is seeded seventh, was serving for the set against Safarova, who is bidding to reach her first Grand Slam final.

  • The Latest: Bryans vs. Dodig and Melo in French Open final

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---3:17 p.m.The Bryan brothers now know who they will be playing in the French Open's doubles final. It will be third-seeded pair Ivan Dodig and Marcelo Melo, who defeated fifth-seeded Jean-Julien Rojer and Horia Tecau 6-3, 7-5.

  • The Latest: Fans taking their seats slowly for 1st semi

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---2:50 p.m.French Open fans are enjoying the glorious sunny weather at Roland Garros, which means they are filtering slowly onto center court for the first women's semifinal between Ana Ivanovic of Serbia and Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic.

  • The Latest: Djokovic books ATP World Tour Finals spot

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---1:37 p.m.No surprise here: Less than six months into the year, Novak Djokovic has already qualified for the ATP World Tour Finals.A French Open quarterfinal victory over nine-time champion Rafael Nadal assured the No. 1-ranked Djokovic of earning the first berth in the men's season-ending tournament, held in November in London.

  • The Latest: Bryan twins advance to sixth French Open final

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---1:25 p.m.Top-seeded pair Bob and Mike Bryan reached the French Open doubles final for the sixth time with a 6-3, 6-3 win over Italian duo Simone Bolelli and Fabio Fognini.The twin brothers converted four of their five break points to edge the Australian Open champions on Court Philippe Chatrier in 59 minutes.

  • French Open Lookahead: Williams wary of Bacsinszky threat

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) Serena Williams sees something of herself in Timea Bacsinszky, her semifinal opponent at the French Open on Thursday.The top-ranked Williams is chasing her 20th major title, while Bacsinszky is in a Grand Slam semifinal for the first time.

  • Murray ready for Djokovic clash at French Open

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) Andy Murray became the first British player to reach three semifinals at the French Open on Wednesday. More importantly, he claimed his first win on clay over David Ferrer, one of the best players on the slow, red surface.The third-seeded Murray was in tremendous form in the buildup to the French Open - claiming his first two titles on clay - and has maintained that level of performance in Paris.

  • No comeback needed for Williams in French Open quarterfinals

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) No comeback necessary for Serena Williams in this match. She was back to being at her best.Her serves were terrific, to the tune of 10 aces. Her returns, too, delivering 11 winners. Her forehands, her backhands, her defense - and the list goes on and on - helped compile a 39-9 edge in total winners.

  • The Latest: Djokovic wary of Murray's improved form on clay

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---8:35 p.m.Novak Djokovic is wary of Andy Murray's improved form on clay.They meet in Friday's French Open semifinals, with the top-ranked Djokovic leading the third-seeded Briton 18-8 in career matches.But Murray has not lost on clay this season. The two titles he won, at the Madrid Masters and at Munich, are his first on the slow surface.

  • Renovation work at Roland Garros receives boost

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The planned renovation of Roland Garros has received the support of French Prime minister Manuel Valls.The controversial project was put on hold in March after the Paris council allowed a new study on the land use, following protests from local residents and environmentalists at the city council.

  • The Latest: Nadal unhappy with his 3rd set against Djokovic

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---8:00 p.m.Rafael Nadal is particularly frustrated at how poorly he played in the third set of his 7-5, 6-3, 6-1 loss to Novak Djokovic in their French Open quarterfinal.Nadal's second defeat in 72 matches at Roland Garros was a crushing one as Djokovic kept him pinned to the back of the court with his relentlessly precise shot-making, forcing 18 break points against the struggling Spaniard.

  • The Latest: Andy Murray reaches French Open semifinals

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---7:37 p.m.Andy Murray has reached the French Open semifinals for the second straight year and the third time in his career after beating David Ferrer 7-6 (4), 6-2, 5-7, 6-1.In defeating Ferrer for the third straight time, Murray improved his career record against the seventh-seeded Spaniard to 10-6.

  • The Latest: David Ferrer back in contention at French Open

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---7:05 p.m.David Ferrer remains in contention after winning the third set against Andy Murray in their French Open quarterfinal match.The third-seeded Murray looked in dominant form on a sunbaked Suzanne Lenglen court, opening up a 7-6 (4), 6-2 lead, but Ferrer, who is seeded seventh, won the next set 7-5.

  • The Latest: Tongue-twister for Djokovic as he speaks French

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---6:20 p.m.Novak Djokovic is having more trouble speaking in French than he is winning matches at the French Open.The top-ranked Serb has yet to drop a set in five matches and easily beat nine-time champion Rafael Nadal 7-5, 6-3, 6-1 to reach the semifinals.

  • The Latest: Djokovic beats Nadal in French Open quarterfinal

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---6:13 p.m.Nine-time champion Rafael Nadal's reign at the French Open is over, after losing 7-5, 6-3, 6-1 to top-ranked Novak Djokovic.Nadal's loss is only his second ever defeat in 72 matches at Roland Garros, the other coming in 2009 against big-serving Swede Robin Soderling in the fourth round.

  • The Latest: Djokovic takes second set against Nadal

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---5:40 p.m.Coach Boris Becker is out of his seat and applauding as Novak Djokovic takes the second set 6-3 against nine-time champion Rafael Nadal.Nadal, who saved five set points in the first set, saved another three in the second set.

  • The Latest: Andy Murray takes 1st set against David Ferrer

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---5:30 p.m.Andy Murray and David Ferrer look like they are going to spend a lot of time on court in their French Open quarterfinal.On court Suzanne Lenglen, Murray raced into a 6-1 lead in the tiebreak and sealed the first set 7-6 (4) on his fourth set point in 68 minutes.

  • The Latest: Djokovic takes tense 1st set against Nadal

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:4:54 p.m.Novak Djokovic has won a tight first set against nine-time champion Rafael Nadal 7-5 in their French Open quarterfinal.After 67 minutes on center court in warm conditions, Djokovic finally clinched the set with a running cross-court forehand shot that forced an error from Nadal.

  • The Latest: Bacsinszky advances to French Open semifinals

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---4:03 p.m.A final backhand winner down the line and Timea Bacsinszky makes it to her first semifinal at a Grand Slam tournament.The 23rd-seeded Swiss player defeated Alison Van Uytvanck of Belgium 6-4, 7-5 on Court Suzanne Lenglen to set up a semifinal match with top-ranked Serena Williams.

  • The Latest: Serena Williams eases into French Open semis

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---3:23 p.m.Top-ranked Serena Williams has reached the French Open semifinals after beating former finalist Sara Errani 6-1, 6-3.Williams, who is seeking a 20th Grand Slam title, cruised through the first set in 27 minutes but the 17th-seeded Italian, who lost the final in 2012, tested her somewhat more in the second set.

  • Serena Williams eases into French Open semifinals

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) - In stark contrast to her previous three matches, top-ranked Serena Williams overpowered Sara Errani on Wednesday to reach the French Open semifinals with a 6-1, 6-3 win.A two-time champion in Paris, Williams extended her unbeaten record against the 2012 French Open runner-up to nine matches.

  • The Latest: Safarova reaches French Open doubles semis

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---2.20 p.m.Celebrations on court No. 1 as Czech player Lucie Safarova reaches another semifinal, this time in doubles.Playing alongside American Bethanie Mattek-Sands, she won 7-5, 6-2 against the top-seeded pair of Martina Hingis and Sania Mirza.

  • The Latest: Serena looks relaxed for quarterfinal v Errani

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---1:59 p.m.Top-ranked Serena Williams looks in a relaxed mood as she prepares to face former finalist Sara Errani in the French Open quarterfinals.As they prepare to come out, Williams is wearing headphones and jogging up and down on the spot, while Errani has good reason to look pensive.

  • Champion Czechs go to Romania for 2016 Fed Cup 1st round

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) Titleholder Czech Republic will travel to Romania in the first round of the 2016 Fed Cup.The Czechs have made it to the final again this year, facing Russia in November.Also, on the weekend of Feb. 6-7, last year's finalist Germany will host Switzerland.

  • China's tennis star Li Na gives birth to a baby girl

    September 2, 2015

    BEIJING (AP) Chinese tennis star Li Na has given birth to a baby girl.The retired, two-time Grand Slam winner released the news of the Wednesday birth on her microblog, posting a footprint picture of her daughter, named Alisa.The child shares the birthday of Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal, but a tennis career for the child is far from certain. Li has said she would encourage her daughter to take up sports, though not necessarily tennis alone, and quipped that the tennis she reportedly played while pregnant did not amount to ''pre-natal education.''

  • Tennis star Li Na has girl

    September 2, 2015

    Retired tennis star Li Na and her husband, Dennis, are celebrating the arrival of their first child.Li gave birth to a girl named Alisa early Wednesday morning. IMG Tennis posted a picture of the family to its Twitter account.Li is one of China's best known athletes and became the first Asian tennis player to win a Grand Slam tournament when she captured the French Open in 2011. She also won the Australian Open last year, and returned to Melbourne Park in January to announce her pregnancy.

  • Nishikori loses in 5 sets in French Open quarterfinals

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) Kei Nishikori rallied from two sets down against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, but his bid to become the first Japanese man to reach the semifinals of the French Open in 82 years fell just short of the mark.Tsonga eventually came through to win the quarterfinal 6-1, 6-4, 4-6, 3-6, 6-3 on Roland Garros' center court on Tuesday.

  • The Latest: Tournament director says 1 person hurt by panel

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---9:15 p.m.Tournament director Gilbert Ysern says one person was injured by the 3-meter-long (about 9-feet-long) metal panel that fell off a giant television screen above Court Philippe Chatrier during a match.

  • The Latest: Tsonga tells fans he loves them after close win

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---8:15 p.m.''Roland, je t'aime,'' wrote Jo-Wilfried Tsonga on the red clay, using the sole of his right shoe. Then he got down on the court, on his back, with arms and legs spread apart, as 15,000 or so of his closest friends stood and roared their approval.

  • The Latest: Nishikori-Tsonga into 5th set in French Open QF

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---7:29 p.m.Kei Nishikori has a second wind at the French Open.The Japanese seemed headed for the exit, down 6-1, 5-2, before a piece of metal paneling crashed in strong winds onto spectators, interrupting his quarterfinal against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

  • Falling sheet of metal interrupts French Open QF

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) A large sheet of metal paneling detached from a scoreboard in strong winds and crashed onto center court spectators below at the French Open on Tuesday, slightly injuring one person and causing a quarterfinal to be suspended for about 40 minutes.

  • The Latest: Federer out of French Open

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---6:37 p.m.Au revoir, Roger.For the third year in a row, Roger Federer is gone from the French Open before the semifinals.This time, he bows out in the quarterfinals with a 6-4, 6-3, 7-6 (4) loss to his pal and Swiss Davis Cup teammate Stan Wawrinka.

  • The Latest: Federer, Nishikori on ropes at French

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---6:03 p.m.Back to the tennis.Roger Federer and Kei Nishikori are both on the ropes at the French Open, both down two sets in their respective quarterfinals.On center court, Nishikori's opponent, Jo Wilfried-Tsonga, is looking as comfy as a cat on a sofa. Nishikori's chances of becoming the first Japanese man in 82 years to reach the French Open semis are evaporating fast on this warm, but very windy Parisian spring day. Tsonga is up 6-1, 6-4.

  • The Latest: French Open says 3 slight injuries

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---5:52 p.m.French Open organizers say three people were slightly injured by the falling piece of metal paneling that detached in strong winds from a giant TV screen overlooking center court and crashed onto spectators below.

  • The Latest: French Open QF resumes after delay

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---5:43 p.m.Drama over, seemingly with no big harm done.Kei Nishikori and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga are back on the center court in their French Open quarterfinal that was suspended for about 40 minutes after a large piece of metal paneling fell off a giant TV screen in strong winds onto spectators below.

  • The Latest: French Open fans evacuated after TV panel falls

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---5:31 p.m.Security guards are evacuating spectators - more than 200 of them - from seats under the giant TV screen that shed a large piece of metal paneling in strong winds on the French Open center court during a quarterfinal Tuesday. They also are cordoning off the seating area with red and white tape.

  • The Latest: Panel falling holds up French Open QF

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---5:03 p.m.First-aid workers are assisting a spectator who appears to have been lightly injured by a large piece of paneling that fell off a giant TV screen at the French Open's center court in strong winds, holding up the quarterfinal between Kei Nishikori and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

  • The Latest: Soccer politics at French Open

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---4:19 p.m.Reverberations of soccer's corruption and bribery scandal are being felt at the French Open, with spectators holding up a sign calling for the ouster of FIFA President Sepp Blatter.Our Associated Press photographer David Vincent spotted the ''Out Blatter'' sign during Lucie Safarova's quarterfinal victory against Garbine Muguruza.

  • French Open Lookahead: Djokovic, Nadal renew rivalry in QF

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) Maybe it's because Novak Djokovic was only 19 at the time, young and full of bravado.Or perhaps it's because he simply was saying aloud what he certainly hoped, but couldn't be absolutely positive, was true.Then again, there's also the possibility that Djokovic knew he had conjured up more winners that day than his opponent, despite playing with an aching back that led the Serb to quit a few points into the third set after losing the first two.

  • The Latest: Safarova through to French Open semis

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---4:09 p.m.Lucie Safarova is through to her first French Open semifinal, with a hard-won 7-6 (3), 6-3 quarterfinal win against Garbine Muguruza.Safarova broke Muguruza in the second game of the second set, but was broken straight back in the next game. Safarova then saved a break point with a forehand winner in the fifth game and then broke Muguruza in the sixth game.

  • 2008 champion Ivanovic back in semifinals at French Open

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) Ana Ivanovic lost her opening match to a 78th-ranked Russian qualifier in her final warm-up tournament before the French Open, so she had low expectations when she packed her bags for Paris.Now she's in the semifinals at Roland Garros for the first time since she won her sole Grand Slam title on the Parisian clay in 2008. She'll face Lucie Safarova, who beat Garbine Muguruza 7-6 (3), 6-3 on Tuesday.

  • The Latest: Ivanovic 1st player through to French Open semis

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---3:29 p.m.Ana Ivanovic is the first player to reach the semifinals at the French Open this year.The 2008 champion hit a flurry of winners to complete a 6-3, 6-2 win over Elina Svitolina, a 20-year-old from Ukraine who was playing her first quarterfinal at a Grand Slam.

  • The Latest: Safarova wins QF 1st set vs. Muguruza

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---3:24 p.m.In a match of power hitting from the baseline, Lucie Safarova has taken the first set of a closely contested French Open quarterfinal against Garbine Muguruza, winning the tiebreaker 7-3 after neither player broke the other's serve in 12 games.

  • The Latest: Ivanovic wins 1st set in French QF

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---2:53 p.m.Ana Ivanovic is hammering Elina Svitolina with her big forehands on the French Open's center court.After they traded breaks early on in extremely windy conditions, Ivanovic raced through the opening set of their quarterfinal in 39 minutes, securing another break in the fourth game. The 2008 champion sealed the set 6-3 by holding at love.

  • The Latest: Quarterfinals underway at French Open

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---2:34 p.m.Of the 256 men and women who started the French Open, just 16 are left.Most of the quarterfinalists are big names: Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray and Serena Williams. Others could become big by upsetting the tennis hierarchy to reach and - why not? - even win the finals, almost within touching distance now this coming weekend.

  • In developing US athletes, 1 size doesn't fit all

    September 2, 2015

    Jack Sock's run at the French Open was notable not only as the first time the 22-year-old reached a Grand Slam round of 16 in singles.He also became the youngest American man since Pete Sampras in 1993 to advance that far at Roland Garros. Tennis may be an individual sport, but national pride still counts - as he and his countrymen are reminded with every early exit at the majors.

  • French Open lookahead: Federer faces Wawrinka in Paris

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) Swiss fans can rub their hands in delight: They're guaranteed to have a man in the semifinals at Roland Garros.It will be either Roger Federer or Davis Cup teammate Stan Wawrinka, who are facing off in the French Open's quarterfinals Tuesday.

  • The Latest: 2-time Wimbledon champ loses to Bacsinszky

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---9:27 p.m.Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova is gone from the French Open. And in her section of the draw, either the woman who beat her - Timea Bacsinszky - or Alison Van Uytvanck will be a first-time Grand Slam semifinalist.

  • It's on: Djokovic vs. Nadal in French Open quarterfinals

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) From the moment the French Open draw was made more than a week ago, this is the match the tennis world has been awaiting: No. 1 Novak Djokovic against nine-time champion Rafael Nadal.Except instead of the final, Wednesday's blockbuster will come in the quarterfinals.

  • The Latest: Stephens burns with ambition at French Open

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---8:04 p.m.Rest assured, Sloane Stephens says, ''the fire is still there.''After the 22-year-old American lost in the French Open's fourth round for the fourth consecutive year, she was asked whether the tight, two-hour match against Serena Williams might ''sort of re-ignite'' her inner fire.

  • The Latest: Djokovic on Nadal: 'biggest possible challenge'

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---7:45 p.m.Novak Djokovic isn't mincing his words. He's also stating the obvious. Playing Rafael Nadal in the French Open quarterfinals, Djokovic says, will be ''the biggest possible challenge for me on clay.''

  • Federer back into French Open quarterfinals

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) A night's rest did little to help Gael Monfils against Roger Federer at the French Open.Having leveled their match at one set apiece before play was suspended on Sunday, Monfils lasted just over an hour after play resumed Monday before losing 6-3, 4-6, 6-4, 6-1 to the 17-time Grand Slam champion.

  • The Latest: French Open blockbuster quarterfinal is on

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---7:24 p.m.The blockbuster quarterfinal at the French Open - Rafael Nadal vs. Novak Djokovic - is on.Nadal dispatched Jack Sock - not without difficulty. And Djokovic beat Richard Gasquet 6-1, 6-2, 6-3. So the match that was the final last year will be in the quarters on Wednesday.

  • The Latest: Sock 1st man to take set from Nadal at French

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---6:37 p.m.Jack Sock has become the first player to take a set off nine-time champion Rafael Nadal at this French Open.Sock is still trailing by a set in their fourth-round match, after Nadal raced to a 6-3, 6-1 lead.

  • The Latest: Van Uytvanck the new face of Belgium

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---6:12 p.m.You would be forgiven for never having heard of Alison Van Uytvanck. In which case, meet Belgium's soon-to-be new No. 1.Van Uytvanck was 1-5 in Grand Slam matches before the French Open. Now, she is 5-5 after four wins at Roland Garros that put her in the quarterfinals of a major for the first time. At 93rd, she will be the lowest-ranked quarterfinalist this year by far. The others are all top 30.

  • The Latest: Nadal marching at French, up 2 sets vs. Sock

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---5:30 p.m.The last U.S. man in the draw, Jack Sock, is making a real go of his first-ever match against Rafael Nadal, but is losing all the same.Sock is down two sets - 6-3, 6-1 - to the nine-time French Open champion.

  • The Latest: Williams into French Open quarterfinals

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---5:01 p.m.Serena Williams valiantly speaking French in an on-court interview can only mean one thing: The No. 1 has won again at Roland Garros.A strange fourth-round match from the 19-time Grand Slam champion. She looked curiously flat at times against Sloane Stephens but still fought back from a switched-off first set to win 1-6, 7-5, 6-3.

  • The Latest: Williams, again, fights back at French Open

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---4:15 p.m.There will be just one U.S. woman in the French Open quarterfinals, but after two sets, it's still not clear who.Serena Williams and Sloane Stephens are tied at one set apiece in their engrossing fourth-round match on Court Philippe Chatrier.

  • The Latest: Murray through to French Open quarters

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---3:57 p.m.Andy Murray overcame a partisan crowd and Frenchman Jeremy Chardy's strong resistance to remain unbeaten on clay this season and reach the last eight at the French Open for the fifth time.The third-seeded Murray was whistled and booed several times in his 6-4, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 win but stayed cool to set up a quarterfinal against David Ferrer, runner-up at the French in 2013.

  • The Latest: Muguruza gets French Open champion's advice

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---3:32 p.m.When three-time French Open champion Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario offered advice, Garbine Muguruza didn't think twice. ''I was like, `Yes, tell me everything!''' she says.And it worked: Muguruza is into the quarterfinals for the second straight year at Roland Garros.

  • The Latest: Ferrer into French Open quarterfinals

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---2:58 p.m.At 5-foot-9 (1.75 meters), David Ferrer is on the short side for a tennis player, but he stands very tall on clay.The French Open runner-up in 2013 breezed past U.S. Open champion Marin Cilic (6-foot-6; 1.98 meters) 6-2, 6-2, 6-4 to reach the quarterfinals at Roland Garros.

  • Sharapova loses to Safarova at French Open; Federer wins

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) Defending champion Maria Sharapova's bid for a third French Open title in four years is over.Coughing between points on an overcast day, the second-seeded Sharapova was outplayed throughout a 7-6 (3), 6-4 loss to 13th-seeded Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic in the fourth round Monday.

  • The Latest: Federer into French Open quarters for 11th time

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---2:36 p.m.''Roger forever,'' said a sign held up by Federer fans on the French Open center court.That's surely over-optimistic. But the 2009 champion gets to fight another day, into the quarterfinals for the 11th time.

  • The Latest: Sharapova makes no excuses after French loss

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---2:05 p.m.Maria Sharapova battled a cold, wiping her runny nose and coughing during matches, through this French Open. But she's not blaming that for her failure to reach the quarterfinals for the first time since 2010.

  • Sharapova loses to Safarova in 4th round of French Open

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) Defending champion Maria Sharapova's bid for a third French Open title in four years is over.Coughing between points on an overcast day, the second-seeded Sharapova was outplayed throughout a 7-6 (3), 6-4 loss to 13th-seeded Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic in the fourth round Monday.

  • The Latest: French Open loses defending champion, Sharapova

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---1:05 p.m.For the first time since 2011, the French Open women's final won't feature Maria Sharapova.The champion last year and in 2012, and runner-up to Serena Williams in 2013, lost 7-6 (3), 6-4 in the fourth round to Lucie Safarova, who is into the French quarterfinals for the first time.

  • The Latest: Muguruza into French Open quarters

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---12:44 p.m.Garbine Muguruza is through to the French Open quarterfinals for the second consecutive year.The 21st seed from Spain beat Flavia Pennetta, seeded 28th, 6-3, 6-4.Muguruza will face either defending champion Maria Sharapova or Lucie Safarova in the quarters. They are playing now, with Safarova taking the first set.

  • The Latest: Sharapova drops 1st set at French Open

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---12:22 p.m.Defending champion Maria Sharapova is in trouble at the French Open, losing a first-set tiebreaker in the fourth round against Lucie Safarova.Sharapova hadn't dropped a set at this tournament until now.

  • The Latest: A manic Monday at French Open

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---11:16 a.m.It feels like a Wimbledon `Mad Monday' at the French Open.Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova and Rafael Nadal are all crammed into a fourth-round day of play.Because of a long rain delay Sunday, two women's matches were rescheduled for today, including Sharapova vs. Lucie Safarova. They have just started on center court. Sharapova, the defending women's champion, served first.

  • French Open lookahead: Owners of 49 Slams take center court

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The nearly 15,000 tennis fans holding a ticket for Court Philippe Chatrier on Monday should consider themselves particularly fortunate.There's quite a lineup, with Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova - owners of a combined 49 Grand Slam singles titles - all scheduled to play in the French Open's fourth round.

  • Nishikori reaches new milestone at French Open

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) Kei Nishikori reached another milestone on Sunday, becoming the first Japanese man in more than 80 years to advance to the quarterfinals at the French Open.The fifth-seeded Nishikori, who has yet to drop a set at this year's tournament, progressed to the last eight at the clay-court Grand Slam for the first time with a 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 victory of Teymuraz Gabashvili of Russia on Sunday.

  • The Latest: Federer and Monfils tied at 1-set each in 4th rd

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---8:32 p.m.Swiss star Roger Federer and French hope Gael Monfils are tied at one set each in their fourth-round match, which has been suspended until Monday because of fading light on center court.Federer won the first set 6-3 and Monfils bounced back to take the second 6-4, drawing roars from the home crowd.

  • The Latest: Wawrinka reaches French Open quarterfinals

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---8:10 p.m.Eighth-seeded Stanislas Wawrinka has eased into the French Open quarterfinals by beating Frenchman Gilles Simon 6-1, 6-4, 6-2 in less than two hours.Wawrinka, the Australian Open champion in 2014, beat Simon three years ago in the third round, although that match went to five sets.

  • McEnroe agrees with Azarenka about bringing replay to tennis

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) After a much-debated call in her French Open loss to Serena Williams, Victoria Azarenka suggested that perhaps it's time for full-on instant replay to be used in tennis - beyond simply the Hawk-Eye line-calling technology used at other tournaments.

  • The Latest: Tsonga reaches French Open quarterfinals

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---7:05 p.m.Home favorite Jo-Wilfried Tsonga has reached the French Open quarterfinals after beating fourth-seeded Czech Tomas Berdych 6-3, 6-2, 6-7 (5), 6-3.Tsonga, who is seeded 14th and seeking to become the first Frenchman to win a Grand Slam since Yannick Noah won here at Roland Garros in 1983, was certainly in the mood to celebrate.

  • The Latest: Fan disturbs Tsonga's concentration as he serves

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---A fan at the French Open disturbed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga as he was preparing to serve at the end of a tense third set against Tomas Berdych in their fourth-round match.Tsonga was about to toss the ball in the air at 6-4 down in the tiebreaker when a fan behind him on center court shouted out in French: ''Reveille-toi!'' - ''Wake up!''

  • The Latest: Kei Nishikori reaches French Open quarterfinals

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---5:51 p.m.Kei Nishikori has reached his first French Open quarterfinal after easing past Teymuraz Gabashvili of Russia 6-3, 6-4, 6-2, becoming only the second Japanese player to reach the last eight at Roland Garros after Jiro Satoh got to the semifinals in 1931 and 1933.

  • The Latest: Maria Sharapova's 4th-round match postponed

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---4:50 p.m.Defending champion Maria Sharapova will need to wait until Monday to try to take another step toward what would be a third French Open title in four years.Because more than 2 1/2 hours of rain delayed play earlier Sunday, tournament organizers postponed the last two women's fourth-round matches on the schedule: Sharapova against 13th-seeded Lucie Safarova at Court Suzanne Lenglen, and No. 21 Garbine Muguruza vs. No. 28 Flavia Pennetta at Court Philippe Chatrier.

  • Ivanovic back to quarterfinals at French Open

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) Former champion Ana Ivanovic returned to the quarterfinals of the French Open for the first time since her triumph at Roland Garros seven years ago after beating ninth-seeded Russian Ekaterina Makarova 7-5, 3-6, 6-1 on Sunday.Ivanovic will face 19th-seeded Elina Svitolina, who overcame strong resistance from local hope Alize Cornet to reach her first Grand Slam quarterfinal with a 6-2, 7-6 (9) win.

  • The Latest: Nishikori looks full of energy after 3-day rest

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---4:20 p.m.After enjoying three days of rest, Kei Nishikori of Japan looks fresh and full of energy in his fourth-round match against Teymuraz Gabashvili.Nishikori has raced into a 5-2 lead in the first set, and has been pinning his Russian opponent back with some clean winners on Suzanne Lenglen court.

  • The Latest: Svitolina reaches 1st Grand Slam quarterfinal

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---3:50 p.m.Ukraine's Elina Svitolina has reached her first Grand Slam quarterfinal after finally getting the better of French hope Alize Cornet 6-2, 7-6 (9).Cornet, playing in the fourth round at Roland Garros for the first time, saved five match points before the 19th-seeded Svitolina clinched victory when Cornet's backhand went long.

  • The Latest: Svitolina reaches first Grand Slam quarterfinal

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---3:50 p.m.Ukrainian player Elina Svitolina has reached her first Grand Slam quarterfinal after finally getting the better of French hope Alize Cornet 6-2, 7-6 (9).Cornet, playing in the fourth round at Roland Garros for the first time, saved five match points before the 19th-seeded Svitolina clinched victory when Cornet's backhand went long.

  • AP PHOTOS: US Open roof taking shape in New York

    September 2, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) Long rain delays could soon be gone for good at the center courts of tennis' Grand Slam tournaments.Wimbledon and the Australian Open already have retractable roofs over their main stadiums. The French Open, which was halted by showers for more than 2 1/2 hours Sunday, is hoping to add one by 2019, though that is currently held up by conflicts over a broader expansion plan.

  • The Latest: Ana Ivanovic reaches French Open quarterfinals

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---3:30 p.m.Former French Open champion Ana Ivanovic is into the French Open quarterfinals for the first time since winning the tournament in 2008, after beating ninth-seeded Russian Ekaterina Makarova 7-5, 3-6, 6-1.

  • The Latest: Schweinsteiger watches on as Ana Ivanovic plays

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---3:06 p.m.Under the watchful eye of Bayern Munich star midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger, former champion Ana Ivanovic is into a third set against Ekaterina Makarova.Schweinsteiger, who helped Germany win the soccer World Cup last year, has been present at the Serb's matches this week at Roland Garros.

  • The Latest: Play resumes at the French Open

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---2:10 p.m.Play has resumed at the French Open after a rain delay of 2 hours, 40 minutes.Cheers could be heard from fans on center court and the ball boys smiled as the court covers came off and the players walked back out.

  • The Latest: Rain easing up at French Open

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---1.33 p.m.The rain has eased and Roland Garros ground crews are now sweeping water off the court covers. It's been more than two hours now that play has been suspended but it looks like matches will be resuming soon.

  • The Latest: Rain still delaying play at French Open

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---12:50 p.m.The best-case scenario was too optimistic. With covers still on courts, organizers are now saying that play won't resume before 1.15 p.m at Roland Garros. The forecast is a mostly wet afternoon. It's not unlikely that rain will wash out the rest of the day.

  • The Latest: Play suspended by rain at French Open

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---11:55 a.m.There is at least one person who will enjoy the first rain delay of what is expected to be a wet day at Roland Garros.Local hope Alize Cornet was off to a bad start in her fourth-round match against 19th-seeded Elina Svitolina on center court, trailing 3-0 after dropping her serve twice when their match was suspended after 21 minutes. The rain gives her the chance to refocus in the locker room as she bids to reach the quarterfinals at a Grand Slam tournament for the first time.

  • The Latest: Rain delays expected on Day 8 at French Open

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---11 a.m.The big losers on Sunday at Roland Garros could be the fans as weather forecasts don't look good at all.Covers have been removed on the two courts where big matches are taking place Sunday, but showers could break within the next hour according to the latest forecast.

  • French Open Lookahead: Federer vs. Monfils highlights Sunday

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) Roger Federer and Gael Monfils know each other - and each other's games - quite well.Their fourth-round match Sunday will be their 13th meeting overall (Federer leads 8-4) and fourth at the French Open (Federer leads 3-0).''Roger asks many questions,'' the 13th-seeded Monfils said, ''and I have to find many answers.''

  • Nadal wins again, yet to be tested

    September 2, 2015

    So, the big question: Is Rafael Nadal firing on all cylinders in his quest for a 10th French Open title?Short answer: It is still too early to tell, because through the first three rounds, he has yet to be seriously tested.Andrey Kuznetsov certainly wasn't a reliable gauge of the 14-time Grand Slam champion's form in a clay-court season when his ranking has slipped to seventh - the Spaniard's lowest spot in a decade - and which Nadal himself acknowledges has been ''up and down.''

  • The Latest: Williams-Azarenka fight and make up at French

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---10:26 p.m.Forget flowers, try saying it with shorts.Seems to have worked for Victoria Azarenka. She gave Serena Williams a pair of her shorts after their fiery French Open third-round match - despite a testy exchange of gestures and words between them over chair umpire Kader Nouni's decision to replay a key point.

  • The Latest: Williams wins titanic battle vs. Azarenka

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---9:00 p.m.It has been said before but it is worth saying again: Serena Williams is one tough cookie.The No. 1 was on the ropes after Victoria Azarenka took the first set of their titanic third-round match on an enthralled center court at the French Open.

  • The Latest: Azarenka-Williams battling at French Open

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---8:30 p.m.Stop whatever you're doing and turn on the TV, because Serena Williams and Victoria Azarenka are going at each other at the French Open.As a two-time Australian Open champion, Azarenka always lurked as potential bear-trap for the No. 1 from the moment they were drawn in the same half.

  • Tennis career Grand Slam winner Doris Hart dies at 89

    September 2, 2015

    MIAMI (AP) Tennis great Doris Hart, who won each Grand Slam tournament at least once, and once won three Wimbledon titles in a single day, has died.Hart died Friday at home at the age of 89, the International Tennis Hall of Fame confirmed to The Associated Press, citing close personal friends of Hart's.

  • The Latest: Stephens four-squared at French Open

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---7:42 p.m.Make that four-squared for Sloane Stephens.Now, the 40th-ranked American wants to go one better.Beating Tsvetana Pironkova 6-4, 6-1 puts Stephens into the French Open fourth round for the fourth consecutive year.

  • The Latest: Nadal firing at French? Still too early to tell

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---5:47 p.m.So, the big question: Is Rafael Nadal firing on all cylinders in his quest for a 10th French Open title?Short answer: It is still too early to tell, because through the first three rounds, he has yet to be seriously tested.

  • The Latest: 2010 French champ Schiavone too tired to dance

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---5:32 p.m.Francesca Schiavone felt mental, rather than physical, exhaustion was mostly to blame for her 7-5, 6-4 loss to 100th-ranked Andreea Mitu of Romania.A nearly four-hour marathon in her previous match didn't help.

  • The Latest: Sock wins to set up likely matchup vs. Nadal

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---4:50 p.m.No sooner said than done.The last American man in the French Open, Jack Sock, will make his fourth-round Grand Slam debut after beating 18-year-old Borna Coric of Croatia 6-2, 6-1, 6-4.After ending the match with a cross-court backhand that Coric netted, Sock soaked up the applause, but the celebration was rather muted. This was the most important singles win at a major for the 22-year-old, who was born in Nebraska, grew up in Kansas City and now is based in Florida.

  • The Latest: Sock working toward likely match-up vs. Nadal

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---4:21 p.m.Jack Sock, the last U.S. man flying the flag at the French Open, is earning what would be a first-ever chance to test himself against the French Open's greatest champion, Rafael Nadal.Sock, ranked 37th, is up two sets and a break against 18-year-old Borna Coric, billed as a kid to watch but who is feeling the pressure of his first foray into the third round of a major tournament.

  • The Latest: Kyrgios loves lob in French loss to Murray

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---3:49 p.m.Nick Kyrgios leaves Roland Garros with a highlight-reel `tweener to cherish.At 3-all in the first set of his straight-set exit, Kyrgios raced from the net to the baseline to retrieve a lob and, his back to the net, smacked the ball through his legs for a lob of his own that sailed over Andy Murray. The two-time major champion ran to get his racket on the ball, but his shot landed out.

  • The Latest: US women falling at French Open

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---3:24 p.m.The U.S. women are falling at the French Open, with Madison Keys and Irina Falconi both out.That leaves Serena Williams and Sloane Stephens - both in action later Saturday - as the only ones left of the 17 American women who entered the clay-court major.

  • No. 1 Novak Djokovic races into French Open 4th round

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) Novak Djokovic seems in a hurry as he chases his ninth Grand Slam title - and the only one he's never won - racing into the French Open fourth round with a 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 win against 19-year-old Australian Thanasi Kokkinakis.Ranked 84th, Kokkinakis never stood a chance against the top-ranked Serb. He dropped his serve three times and could not force a single break point in a match lasting 1 hour, 49 minutes.

  • The Latest: No. 1 Djokovic races into French Open 4th round

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---2:31 p.m.Chasing the only Grand Slam he has yet to win, Novak Djokovic is through to the French Open fourth round after a rapid 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 win against 19-year-old Australian Thanasi Kokkinakis, an opponent ranked 84th.

  • Murray extends clay streak to reach French Open 4th round

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) Two-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray extended his impressive winning streak on clay, reaching the French Open fourth round after beating big-hitting Nick Kyrgios 6-4, 6-2, 6-3 on Saturday.The third-seeded Briton, who lost in the semifinals last year against nine-time champion Rafael Nadal, was hardly troubled on court Suzanne Lenglen.

  • The Latest: Cilic walking on flowers at the French Open

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---1:45 p.m.Either Marin Cilic had trouble tying his shoes this morning or the reigning U.S. Open champion is feeling inspired by the flowery blooms of the Parisian spring.Our eagle-eyed Associated Press photographer Christophe Ena spotted the curious flower-shaped form of Cilic's shoelaces while shooting the ninth-seed's 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 victory Saturday in the third round against Leonardo Mayer, the 23rd seed from Argentina.

  • The Latest: Andy Murray reaches French Open fourth round

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---1:26 p.m.A big win for Andy Murray. The two-time Grand Slam champion is into the French Open's fourth round for the sixth time after an overpowering 6-4, 6-2, 6-3 demonstration of powerful but also nuanced hitting against Nick Kyrgios, who was hampered by an ailing right forearm.

  • The Latest: Kvitova, Mitu advance at French Open

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---1:05 p.m.Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova is having her best French Open since she was a semifinalist in 2012. The fourth-seeded Czech is through to the last 16 with a quick-fire 6-3, 6-2 demolition of 30th-seeded Romanian Irina-Camelia Begu in 58 minutes.

  • The Latest: Murray up 2 sets vs. wounded Kyrgios at French

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---12:53 p.m.Andy Murray is up two sets against Nick Kyrgios who is playing with a problematic right forearm that was heavily taped by a trainer in a medical timeout.''I can't serve,'' the Australian told the trainer after Murray broke him for a 5-2 lead in the set.

  • The Latest: Murray-Kyrgios fireworks at French Open

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---12:13 p.m.Oh la la. Fireworks on Court Suzanne Lenglen, where Andy Murray and Nick Kyrgios are playing incandescent tennis in the French Open third round. But cover the kids' ears, because their language is blue.

  • The Latest: Strap in, get excited: mammoth French Open day

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---11:22 p.m.A mammoth Saturday of tennis at the French Open, with potential upsets on the cards for high-ranked seeds who fail to up their game.An announcer has been getting the thin crowd on the Philippe Chatrier center court in the mood, leading them in a sing-along. The jig of a jazz clarinet is wafting on the air from another court.

  • FRENCH OPEN LOOKAHEAD: No. 1 Djokovic faces teen Kokkinakis

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The next player facing Novak Djokovic as he seeks to win the French Open for the first time is an opponent he's never played before.Thanasi Kokkinakis, who turned 19 last month, is one of two teenagers looking to reach the fourth round.The 84th-ranked Australian has never won a title, while Djokovic has 53 so far in his career - including five this year.

  • The Latest: Gael Monfils into French 4th round the hard way

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---9:18 p.m.Gael Monfils likes doing things the hard way at the French Open, where five-setters are becoming his trademark.The 13th-seeded Frenchman trailed Pablo Cuevas 2-1 in sets on Suzanne Lenglen court, before rallying to win 4-6, 7-6 (1), 3-6, 6-4, 6-3 to reach the fourth round.

  • The Latest: 4th-seeded Berdych into French Open 4th round

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---7:43 p.m.Fourth-seeded Tomas Berdych is into the French Open fourth round, overcoming a tough start to beat Benoit Paire 6-1, 6-7 (5), 6-3, 6-4.The 29-year-old, a quarterfinalist at Roland Garros last year, has never won a Grand Slam. The closest he got was in 2010, losing the Wimbledon final to Rafael Nadal.

  • The Latest: Berdych being tested by Paire at French Open

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---6:25 p.m.Fourth-seeded Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic is having a tough time on Court 1 against unseeded Frenchman Benoit Paire in the French Open third round.Berdych, who reached the last four at Roland Garros in 2010, easily took the first set 6-1.

  • The Latest: Defending champion Sharapova reaches 4th round

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---6:05 p.m.Defending champion Maria Sharapova is into the French Open fourth round after beating Samantha Stosur of Australia 6-3, 6-4.The second-seeded Russian has a great record against Stosur, the 26th seed, and has now beaten her 15 times in their 17 meetings.

  • The Latest: Nicolas Mahut already warming up for Wimbledon

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---5:45 p.m.Although Wimbledon is still one month away, Nicolas Mahut is already playing like he's on grass.The Frenchman came to the net 104 times during his third-round match against countryman Gilles Simon on Friday. The strategy didn't work: Simon won 6-2, 6-7 (6), 6-7 (6), 6-3, 6-1.

  • The Latest: Gasquet haunted by French Open pigeon

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---5:25 p.m.The feathers. The anguish. Richard Gasquet is having trouble forgetting the pigeon that got tangled in television equipment during his second-round win.The unfortunate bird got stuck under a cable attached to a camera. That was Thursday evening. The 20th seed was still haunted by it Friday.

  • The Latest: It's Stan the Man as Wawrinka reaches 4th round

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---4:57 p.m.Stan the Man.That what's written on the plastic wrapping of Stanislas Wawrinka's rackets. And the French Open's eighth seed was certainly in bossy mood on Court 1 against Steve Johnson, beating the American 6-4, 6-3, 6-2 in just 1 hour 29 minutes.

  • The Latest: Relaxed Roger Federer into French 4th round

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---4:00 p.m.Cool as a cucumber.Roger Federer was hardly tested in winning 6-4, 6-3, 6-2 against Damir Dzuhmhur, a 23-year-old Bosnian ranked 88th.''I'm quite relaxed,'' Federer told the center court crowd in French after the third-round match.

  • The Latest: Roger Federer cruising toward French 4th round

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---3:25 p.m.Roger Federer is cruising toward the French Open fourth round, after taking the first two sets 6-4, 6-3 against Damir Dzuhmhur, a 23-year-old Bosnian played ranked 88th.The 17-time Grand Slam champion, who was facing Dzuhmhur for the first time, dropped his serve at 5-2 but broke straight back to clinch the second set and broke for a 3-1 lead in the third.

  • Former champion Ivanovic through to 4th round at French Open

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) After struggling in her first two matches at the French Open, Ana Ivanovic eased past Donna Vekic 6-0, 6-3 Friday to book a spot in the second week at the clay-court Grand Slam.On a cold day in the French capital, it took the former champion just 53 minutes to return to a fourth round at a major tournament for the first time in more than a year.

  • The Latest: Hey Makarova! 9th seed into French 4th round

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---2:51 p.m.Hey Makarova!Ninth-seeded Ekaterina Makarova, a semifinalist this year at the Australian Open, is into the French Open fourth round after beating Russian countrywoman Elena Vesnina 6-2, 6-4.Makarova next faces former champion Ana Ivanovic, seeded seventh, and will be aiming to reach the French quarterfinals for the first time.

  • The Latest: Wrong-way Cornet reaches French Open 4th round

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---2:09 p.m.How embarrassing.Alize Cornet's 4-6, 6-3, 7-5 victory against Mirjana Lucic-Baroni puts the 29th seed into the fourth round of the French Open for the first time in 11 attempts.But in the 10th game of a tense third set, with Cornet on her second serve at 30-30, she served to the right when her opponent was standing on the left.

  • The Latest: No sign of bad back for Gasquet at French Open

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---1:27 p.m.With his bad back behind him, Richard Gasquet is looking ahead.After a five-set, second-round French Open match that spanned two days, the 20th seed says he is ready to take on 15th-seeded Kevin Anderson despite having just one day to recover.

  • The Latest: Gasquet races into lead in delayed 5th set

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---12:45 p.m.Richard Gasquet looks in the mood to spend as little time as possible on court against Carlos Berlocq of Argentina.The players trudged off Court Suzanne Lenglen at 9:20 p.m on Thursday night, with their second-round match tied at two sets apiece after nearly three hours of play.

  • The Latest: Ivanovic through to 4th round at French Open

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---12:36 p.m.It took Ana Ivanovic just 53 minutes to return to a fourth round at a Grand Slam tournament for the first time in more than a year.Ivanovic, who won the French Open in 2008 the year after losing in the final, advanced 6-0, 6-3 against 165th-ranked Donna Vekic.

  • The Latest: Soccer stars enjoy coming to the French Open

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---11:30 a.m.Stars from the soccer world seem to like Court Suzanne Lenglen at the French Open.Germany midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger, who plays for Bayern Munich and helped his country win last year's World Cup, was seen clapping during Friday's third-round match between seventh-seeded Ana Ivanovic of Serbia and Donna Vekic of Croatia.

  • The Latest: Lucic-Baroni opens play on Day 6 at French Open

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---10:50 a.m.Former tennis prodigy Mirjana Lucic-Baroni is about to open play on center court at the French Open.Now 33, the 70th-ranked Croat is bidding to reach the fourth round for the first time in Paris after upsetting 2014 runner-up Simona Halep in her previous match.

  • FRENCH OPEN LOOKAHEAD: Federer faces unheralded Dzumhur

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) Roger Federer goes up against an opponent he has never played before in Friday's French Open third round: 88th-ranked Damir Dzumhur.Federer's been in this position many times and has faced hundreds of different opponents since winning his first title in 2001.

  • French Open at a glance

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) A look at the French Open on Thursday:Weather: Partly cloudy. High of 68 degrees (20 Celsius).Men's seeded winners: No. 1 Novak Djokovic, No. 3 Andy Murray, No. 5 Kei Nishikori (walkover), No. 6 Rafael Nadal, No. 7 David Ferrer, No. 9 Marin Cilic, No. 15 Kevin Anderson, No. 17 David Goffin, No. 23 Leonardo Mayer, No. 29 Nick Kyrgios (walkover).

  • The Latest: 9 seeded players go out on French Open day 5

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---9:55 p.m.Nine more seeded players have been sent packing on Day 5 at the French Open.Five of them were in the men's draw - No. 16 John Isner, No. 18 Tommy Robredo, No. 22 Philipp Kohlschreiber, No. 27 Bernard Tomic and No. 31 Viktor Troicki.

  • The Latest: Gasquet and Berlocq stay out late, even at 2-2

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---9:20 p.m.Home fans stayed out late in the hope that 20th-seeded Frenchman Richard Gasquet could beat Carlos Berlocq of Argentina.He couldn't quite finish it Thursday.After losing the first set, Gasquet won the next two to take control.

  • The Latest: Sock of US gets to 3rd round in Paris; Isner out

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---8:47 p.m.Jack Sock is into the third round at Roland Garros for the second year in a row.Another American, 16th-seeded John Isner, failed to join him.The 37th-ranked Sock got past Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain 6-7 (2), 7-6 (4), 6-1, 7-6 (4), while Isner was beaten by Jeremy Chardy of France 6-4, 4-6, 6-3, 6-3.

  • The Latest: Andy Murray weighs in on FIFA scandal

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---7:57 p.m.Andy Murray is also weighing in on the FIFA bribery and corruption scandal, as Rafael Nadal did earlier.''I wouldn't say that many people were surprised by it,'' the No. 3-ranked Murray said. ''It's good for sport in a way when that stuff happens, because people have kind of talked about it for a long time.''

  • Unlike Sisyphus, Schiavone gets to top of mountain in Paris

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) In a matchup of past French Open champions with similar, grind-it-out-at-the-baseline games, Francesca Schiavone knew she and Svetlana Kuznetsova would wind up playing for hours and hours.They've done it before, once meeting in the longest Grand Slam women's match in history, and they did it again Thursday. Schiavone saved a match point with an off-balance, down-the-line backhand winner before eventually pulling out a 6-7 (11), 7-5, 10-8 victory to reach the third round at Roland Garros after 3 hours, 50 minutes of loud exertion by both.

  • The Latest: Led by Williams, US women go 4-0 at French Open

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---7:25 p.m.After going 4-13 in the first round of the French Open, American women went 4-0 in the second round.That top-seeded Serena Williams would advance was not surprising, although she had her share of problems while getting past 105th-ranked Anna-Lena Friedsam of Germany in three sets.

  • The Latest: Murray stumped by kilt but wins at French Open

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---7:07 p.m.Andy Murray was more stumped by the kilt that his post-match interviewer wore than he was by his second-round opponent at the French Open.''I really don't know what to say,'' the third-seeded Murray said when former player Fabrice Santoro appeared in full Scottish attire - kilt, long black socks, black shoes and sporran - to quiz the Scotsman about his 6-2, 4-6, 6-4, 6-1 victory against Joao Sousa.

  • The Latest: Nadal welcomes "great news" on FIFA corruption

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---6:30 p.m.Venturing into soccer politics, Rafael Nadal says the cleaning out of apparent deep-rooted corruption in the sport's governing body, FIFA, is ''great news.''''In the world of sport, in the world of football, in the world of tennis, politics, around the world, we need people who are fair and who are ready to work in a good way, being honest,'' Nadal said after his second-round win in the French Open.

  • The Latest: Bad leg, embarrassing point can't stop Djokovic

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---6:15 p.m.A painful right leg and one embarrassing point did not prevent Novak Djokovic from wrapping up a 6-1, 6-4, 6-4 second-round victory over Gilles Muller.Djokovic repeatedly flexed his right leg after shots. He took a medical timeout before the last game of the second set, getting his upper leg and lower back massaged by a trainer.

  • The Latest: Shots for Tomic after French Open loss

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---5:40 p.m.Dispatched from the French Open by teenager Thanasi Kokkinakis, 27th-seeded Bernard Tomic will get cortisone injections on his aching lower back to mend himself for the grass court season and Wimbledon, where he's had his best results at a Grand Slam, reaching the quarterfinals in 2011.

  • The Latest: Aches and pains bother Djokovic at French Open

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---5:29 p.m.That's not an encouraging sight: top-ranked Novak Djokovic lying flat on his stomach on the red clay of Roland Garros, being given a massage for what appears to be an aching right hip or groin problem.

  • The Latest: Williams vs. Azarenka next at French Open

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---4:52 p.m.Serena Williams will face a familiar foe in the French Open third round: former No. 1 Victoria Azarenka.They've played 18 times previously, with Williams winning 15 of those matches, including in the 2012 and 2013 U.S. Open finals.

  • The Latest: Williams in 3rd round for first time since 2013

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---4:13 p.m.Shaking off an unsteady first set, Serena Williams won 5-7, 6-3, 6-3 against Anna-Lena Friedsam, winning 15 of the last 16 points on her serve.The top seed in the women's draw is through to the third round for the first time since 2013, the year she went on to win the second of her two French titles.

  • The Latest: Nadal safely through to French Open 3rd round

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---3:58 p.m.Rafael Nadal had no real trouble against Nicolas Almagro, winning their second-round match 6-4, 6-3, 6-1. And he won brownie points with the center court crowd, eliciting their cheers, by using French to tell them how happy he is.

  • The Latest: Williams steadies the ship at French Open

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---3:26 p.m.Serena Williams looks back on track, at least for now, in her second-round match on Court Suzanne Lenglen.Williams won the second set 6-3 against Anna-Lena Friedsam, having lost the first set to the 21-year-old ranked 104 spots below her.

  • 5th seed Wozniacki out of French Open; Nishikori advances

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) Fifth-seeded Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark was knocked out of the French Open on Thursday after losing her second round match to Germany's Julia Goerges in straight sets.Wozniacki, a former No. 1 and two-time finalist at the U.S. Open, has never advanced beyond the quarterfinals at the French and struggled throughout against the 72nd-ranked German.

  • The Latest: Schiavone wins 2nd-round marathon at French Open

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---3:12 p.m.Francesca Schiavone has won an epic second-round match against Svetlana Kuznetsova on Court 1, with 13 breaks of serve in the third set, nine of them consecutive.You may need a calculator to tot up the score: 6-7 (11), 7-5, 10-8.

  • The Latest: Williams in trouble at French Open

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---2:46 p.m.Serena Williams is in trouble in the second round of the French Open.She lost the first set 7-5 to Anna-Lena Friedsam, a 21-year-old ranked 104 spots below the No.1.Williams is having trouble with all her strokes, especially her serve.

  • The Latest: Kvitova through to French Open third round

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---1:51 p.m.Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova is through to the French Open third round.The fourth seed beat Silvia Soler-Espinosa, 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-2.Kvitova was a semifinalist at the French in 2012.

  • The Latest: Becker injury puts Nishikori in French 4th round

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---1:24 p.m.Thanks to his next opponent's withdrawal, Japan's Kei Nishikori is the first player to advance to the second week of the French Open - and he gets plenty of extra time for rest and preparation.The fifth-seeded Nishikori was supposed to play Benjamin Becker in the third round on Friday, but Becker pulled out of the tournament Thursday because of a muscle tear in his right shoulder.

  • The Latest: Wozniacki out of French Open

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---1:15 p.m.The French Open loses its fifth-seeded woman, with Caroline Wozniacki losing 6-4, 7-6 (4) in the second round.Her opponent, Julia Goerges, overcame the sniffles, frequently pulling out a tissue to wipe her red nose.

  • The Latest: Epic 13-11 tiebreaker for ex-French Open champs

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---12:46 p.m.In a matchup of past French Open champions on Court 1, Svetlana Kuznetsova has taken the first set from Francesca Schiavone in an epic tiebreaker than ended 13-11.Kuznetsova finally seized the 82-minute set on her seventh chance, hitting a backhand volley winner to close a 15-stroke exchange.

  • The Latest: Wozniacki in a hole at French Open

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---12:15 p.m.Fifth-seeded Caroline Wozniacki is making life difficult for herself, losing the first set 6-4 against an opponent ranked 67 spots below her, Julia Goerges.The formerly top-ranked Dane broke the German in the fourth game, but then lost her next two service games. She angrily thumped her racket on the clay after netting a backhand that allowed Goerges to pull ahead 4-3.

  • The Latest: 23 seeds in action on Day 5 of French Open

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---11:17 a.m.Thwack, grunt, thwack.Play is underway on Day 5 of the French Open, where 23 seeded players will be kicking up clay dust against lower-ranked opponents looking to upset the hierarchy.The top seeds, Serena Williams for the women and Novak Djokovic among the men, are both in action in successive second-round matches on Court Suzanne Lenglen.

  • FRENCH OPEN LOOKAHEAD: Nadal wants more consistent forehand

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) Rafael Nadal's uppercut of a lefty forehand, thick with topspin, has flummoxed many opponents through the years and carried him to nine French Open titles in 10 previous appearances.Now he thinks it could be better.''With my forehand, I'm not as steady and consistent as in the past,'' Nadal said. ''Of course I can still put spin on it, but I'm not smooth enough.''

  • The Latest: 5 more seeds, including Halep, exit French Open

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---9:56 p.m.Five more seeded players have been sent packing on Day 4 at the French Open.Four of them in the men's draw - No. 19 Roberto Bautista Agut, No. 24 Ernests Gulbis, No. 28 Fabio Fognini (28) and No. 32 Fernando Verdasco (32) - plus last year's finalist Simona Halep.

  • The Latest: Ivanovic to 3rd round in Paris after long match

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---9:17 p.m.Seventh-seeded Ana Ivanovic dropped her serve four times and had an awful lot of mistakes to make her life difficult, but she is through to the third round at the French Open.Ivanovic made 37 unforced errors before rallying past 103th-ranked Misaki Doi 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 in a nearly two-hour match.

  • The Latest: Kyrgios to 3rd round in Paris when foe withdraws

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---8:27 p.m.British qualifier Kyle Edmund has withdrawn from the French Open with what the tournament said is an abdominal injury, giving 29th-seeded Nick Kyrgios of Australia a free pass into the third round.

  • The Latest: Dzumhur lives the Federer dream at French Open

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---7:31 p.m.Damir Dzumhur, no titles, and Roger Federer, 17 Grand Slam titles, now have two things in common: They play each other in the French Open third round and share the same racket supplier.The 88th-ranked Bosnian, a self-confessed fan of the Swiss, didn't choose his work tool to copy Federer. Rather, he got a racket contract at age 12, and stuck with it.

  • The Latest: Monfils a picture of delight at French Open win

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---7:14 p.m.With big strokes of his big feet, Gael Monfils etched a smiley face into the red clay dust of the French Open center court to celebrate his second-round win.Just imagine what the 13th seeded Monfils might draw if he becomes the first Frenchman in 32 years to win the whole thing. The mind boggles. The Mona Lisa, perhaps?

  • 'Swiss Miss' Hingis, now 34, wins French Open doubles match

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) After a 15-year absence, Martina Hingis once again played - and won - a women's doubles match at the French Open.Hingis and Sania Mirza, the first woman from India to rank No. 1 in singles or doubles, are the top-seeded pairing at Roland Garros and made a successful Grand Slam debut as a partnership, beating Julia Goerges and Barbora Krejcikova 6-3, 6-0 on Wednesday.

  • The Latest: So far, so French at French Open

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---6:03 p.m.Vive la France.The home crowds are in high spirits, with victories for three French seeded players already and Gael Monfils, seeded 13th, now fighting a fifth set on a center court resounding with cheers.

  • The Latest: No 2,000-dollar mistake at French for Johnson

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---5:32 p.m.Hold the phone.Two years ago to the day, Sergiy Stakhovsky made an expensive mistake. The French Open fined the Ukrainian ,000 for whipping out his cellphone during a match and snapping a photo of a mark left in the clay by a ball that was ruled out - but which he felt was in.

  • The Latest: Federer happy with better French Open security

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---4:53 p.m.No selfie-seeker bothered Roger Federer this time.French Open security guards who allowed a teenager to stroll onto court Sunday and grab Federer for cellphone photos did better for his second-round win Wednesday.

  • The Latest: French Open loses last year's runner-up, Halep

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---4:12 p.m.Au revoir, Simona Halep.Last year's French Open runner-up is out, losing 7-5, 6-1 in the second round to Mirjana Lucic-Baroni on Court Suzanne Lenglen.The third-seeded Romanian, who lost to Maria Sharapova in last year's final, seemed clueless in the lopsided second set.

  • The Latest: Nishikori going places at the French

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---3:45 p.m.Kei Nishikori, the last of five Japanese men who started the French Open, is in a hurry.Last year's U.S. Open runner-up, seeded fifth at the French, breezed through a second-round 7-5, 6-4, 6-4 victory in 2 hours, 22 minutes.

  • The Latest: Hell's bells! AC/DC's Angus Young at French

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---3:25 p.m.Hell's Bells.Roger Federer has twice seen AC/DC in concert. At the French Open, the hard rock group's guitarist Angus Young came to see the tennis maestro strut his stuff.''It's a real pleasure to see him here at the tennis,'' Federer said after his second-round win.

  • Sharapova sets up meeting with Stosur at French Open

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) Maria Sharapova will get an early test in her bid for a third French Open title.The defending champion, who has been battling a cold, limited her mistakes to just eight unforced errors as she beat Russian Fed Cup teammate Vitalia Diatchenko 6-3, 6-1 on Wednesday.

  • The Latest: Un-cool Federer advances at French Open

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---2:40 p.m.Not something you see every day in tennis: normally composed Roger Federer losing his cool.Something you see far more regularly: Federer winning, again.The 17-time Grand Slam champion's backhand gave him fits against second-round opponent Marcel Granollers at the French Open.

  • The Latest: Stan the man at French, through to 3rd round

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---2:20 p.m.Serving badly but still winning, Stan Wawrinka is through to the third round with a 6-3, 6-4, 5-7, 6-3 victory over 67th-ranked Dusan Lajovic.Sweating heavily, the eighth-seeded Wawrinka puffed out his cheeks in relief as he went to the net for the post-match handshake and celebrated by tossing a towel into the crowd.

  • The Latest: Stosur lucid on Sharapova threat at French Open

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---1:40 p.m.2011 U.S. Open champion Samantha Stosur is painfully aware that she's going to have to raise her game to get past Maria Sharapova in the French Open third round. The 26th-seeded Australian has won just two of 16 previous encounters with the defending women's champion, seeded second this year.

  • The Latest: Sharapova advances to 3rd round at French Open

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---12:36 p.m.Maria Sharapova will say later whether she was hampered by her cold in her 6-3, 6-1 win over Vitalia Diatchenko, but it did not show on center court at the French Open.The defending champion saved four of the five break points she faced against her Fed Cup teammate and limited her mistakes to eight unforced errors to set up a third-round meeting with 2010 runner-up Samantha Stosur.

  • The Latest: Stosur routs French wildcard at French Open

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---12.16 a.m.In front of her home crowd, Amandine Hesse looked up to the sky and sighed in relief. Her forehand volley had just landed on the line, out of Samantha Stosur's reach.It was a crucial point for the wild card entry, a point that spared her the humiliation of bowing out of the French Open without winning a single game.

  • The Latest: Sharapova opening play on Day 4 at French Open

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---10.52 a.m.Maria Sharapova, the defending champion in Paris, is about to open play on center court against Vitalia Diatchenko in a second-round match.It will be interesting to see if the second-seeded Russian has recovered from the cold that had her coughing during her opening win against Kaia Kanepi.

  • Venus Williams fined at French Open after snubbing media

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) Venus Williams has been fined ,000 by tournament organizers for not showing up at a news conference following her first-round exit at the French Open.After the 15th-seeded Williams lost 7-6 (5), 6-1 to Sloane Stephens on Monday, she snubbed the media, instead issuing a short statement to the press.

  • The Latest: Venus Williams fined .000 at French Open

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open---10.07 a.m.Venus Williams has been handed a ,000 fine by tournament organizers for not showing up at a news conference following her first-round exit at the French Open.After the 15th-seeded Williams lost 7-6 (5), 6-1 to Sloane Stephens on Monday, she snubbed the media, instead issuing a short statement.

  • FRENCH OPEN LOOKAHEAD: Worth watching security for Federer

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) Here's guessing French Open security guards will not allow a selfie-seeker - or anyone else, for that matter - to get anywhere near Roger Federer following his second-round match Wednesday.Not after what transpired at the end of his victory in the first round: A teenager managed to make it out of the stands and stroll across the court to get to Federer, using a cellphone to try to snap photos.

  • Nadal asks that chair umpire Bernardes not work his matches

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) Rafael Nadal has asked the ATP that chair umpire Carlos Bernardes not be assigned to his matches for the time being because of a dispute between the two at a tournament in February.After his first-round victory at the French Open on Tuesday, Nadal said he respects Bernardes, but it is ''better for both of us if we are not (on a) court at the same time for a while.''

  • The Latest: 3 seeded players lose on Day 3 at French Open

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---8:48 p.mThree more seeded players failed to advance to the second round on Tuesday, including 10th-seeded Grigor Dimitrov who faltered at the first hurdle for the second straight year in Paris.Two of the seeded women exited: No. 6 Eugenie Bouchard, the highest-seeded player to lose so far, and No. 25 Jelena Jankovic.

  • Canada's Bouchard loses in Slam's 1st round for 1st time

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The losses keep mounting for Eugenie Bouchard, who was so good last year and is having so much trouble nowadays.Exiting in the first round of a Grand Slam tournament for the first time in her nascent career, No. 6 Bouchard became the highest-seeded player bounced from the French Open, losing 6-4, 6-4 on Tuesday to 44th-ranked Kristina Mladenovic of France.

  • The Latest: Laughing fit can't slow Serena Williams in Paris

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---6:42 p.m.One little laughing fit after a ball took an awkward hop did nothing to slow Serena Williams.The top-ranked Williams needed less than an hour to defeat French Open qualifier Andrea Hlavackova of the Czech Republic 6-2 6-3.

  • The Latest: Sock of US surprises No. 10 Dimitrov at French

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---6:27 p.m.Who says Americans can't win on the red clay of Paris?Jack Sock, a 22-year-old who was born in Nebraska and is now based in Florida, has pulled off a French Open upset, eliminating 10th-seeded Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria.

  • The Latest: Djokovic avoids trouble, speaks French after win

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---5:25 p.m.For just a moment, brief as can be, Novak Djokovic was in a bit of a tight spot in the first round of the French Open.Djokovic found himself two points from dropping the second set when his opponent, 87th-ranked Jarkko Nieminen of Finland, was serving at 5-3, 30-love.

  • The Latest: No. 6 Bouchard top seed to lose at French Open

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---5:10 p.m.The losses keep mounting for Eugenie Bouchard, who was so good last year and is having so much trouble nowadays.At No. 6, Bouchard is the highest-seeded player to exit the French Open so far, beaten 6-4, 6-4 in the first round by 44th-ranked Kristina Mladenovic of France on Court Suzanne Lenglen.

  • The Latest: Toni says confidence, not shots, is the problem

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---5 p.m.Toni Nadal, Rafael's uncle and coach, says the nine-time French Open champion's strokes are just fine.''He is hitting the ball good enough. No worse than years ago,'' Toni told The Associated Press.

  • The Latest: Djokovic wins 1st set at French Open

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---4:47 p.m.Fourteen winners, three aces and two breaks: 6-2 in 35 minutes.Top-ranked Novak Djokovic just won the opening set of his first-round match against Jarkko Nieminen on center court at the French Open.

  • Easy start for Rafael Nadal at French Open

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) On his return to center court, nine-time French Open champion Rafael Nadal enjoyed a quiet Tuesday afternoon.Facing 18-year-old French wild-card entry Quentin Halys, the Spaniard was never really tested, progressing to the second round with a 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 win over his 296th-ranked opponent.

  • The Latest: Not much of a test for Nadal at French Open

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---3:46 p.m.Rafael Nadal didn't really get much of a test in the first round.The nine-time French Open champion began his bid for title No. 10 at the clay-court Grand Slam tournament with a 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 victory over Quentin Halys, an 18-year-old wild-card entry from France who is ranked 296th and had never played a match at a major tournament.

  • The Latest: Janowicz taunts opponent at French Open

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---3:23 p.m.Now this was one awkward post-match handshake.Jerzy Janowicz aggressively grabbed opponent Maxime Hamou's hand when they met at the net after the Pole's 6-7 (4), 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 win at the French Open.

  • The Latest: Knapp no match for Wozniacki at French Open

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---2:24 p.m.It was a tricky test, but Caroline Wozniacki passed it smoothly.The former top-ranked player from Denmark stopped Karin Knapp's good run on clay this season with a 6-3, 6-0 win to reach the second round of the French Open.

  • The Latest: Kvitova wins tough opener at French Open

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---1:38 p.m.Petra Kvitova has made it through to the second round of the French Open after a tougher-than-expected struggle.The two-time Wimbledon champion edged 80th-ranked Marina Erakovic of New Zealand 6-4, 3-6, 6-4.

  • The Latest: Kvitova pushed into decider at French Open

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---1:04 p.m.Surprisingly, two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova has been pushed into a third set on Court Philippe Chatrier.The fourth-seeded Czech was broken to drop the second set 6-3 after taking the opener 6-4 against Marina Erakovic of New Zealand, who is ranked 80th and never has made it past the third round at any Grand Slam tournament.

  • The Latest: Ferrer records 300th match-win on clay

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---12:41 p.m.A final cross-court forehand winner at the net and David Ferrer is through to the second round at the French Open.Runner-up at Roland Garros two years ago, the Spaniard recorded his 300th career match-win on his favorite surface with a 6-1, 6-3, 6-1 win over 94th-ranked Lukas Lacko on Court Suzanne Lenglen.

  • The Latest: Marin Cilic off to strong start at French Open

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---11:38 a.m.Along with Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal, there is a third Grand Slam champion in action in the men's draw at Roland Garros on Tuesday.Marin Cilic, who won the U.S. Open last year, is up against 80th-ranked Robin Haase on Court 2. Things are going well so far for the ninth-seeded Croat, who has converted both break points and served out the opening set 6-2.

  • The Latest: Royal field at French Open on Day 3

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---10:50 a.m.There is no Royal Box at Roland Garros, but the ''King of Clay'' will be on center court on Day 3 with nine-time champion Rafael Nadal in action.Top-ranked Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams will also be starting their campaigns in Paris.

  • Haggerty bids for International Tennis Federation presidency

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The former chairman of the U.S. Tennis Association has announced that he is running for president of the International Tennis Federation.David Haggerty, who currently serves as a vice president of the ITF, says in a statement Monday that ''my goal is to strengthen the ITF's role as the world governing body for tennis and to increase revenue and communications throughout the tennis family so that we can ensure a healthy and viable future for our sport.''

  • FRENCH OPEN LOOKAHEAD: Nadal, Djokovic finally get started

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) Two most-talked-about men at this year's French Open, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic, finally play their first matches on Tuesday.Nadal, the champion nine of the past 10 years, takes on Quentin Halys, an 18-year-old wild-card entry from France who is ranked 296th and has never played a match at a major tournament.

  • Jamie Loeb of North Carolina is NCAA tennis champ

    September 2, 2015

    WACO, Texas (AP) Jamie Loeb made it to the NCAA quarterfinals as a freshman.A year later, she is North Carolina's first singles tennis champion.Loeb defeated second-seeded and fellow sophomore Carol Zhao 6-2, 4-6, 6-1 on Monday, denying Stanford its 15th NCAA women's singles title.

  • Virginia's Ryan Shane wins NCAA tennis title

    September 2, 2015

    WACO, Texas (AP) Ryan Shane already shared one NCAA championship as part of Virginia's team title. The hard-hitting junior then rallied for an individual trophy as well.Shane recovered after losing the first five games in the men's singles match Monday. Though he dropped the first set, after play had been suspended by rain and lightning and moved inside, Shane had a break when Wake Forest freshman Noah Rubin was serving for the match before a second-set tiebreaker and went on to win 3-6, 7-6 (4), 6-1 on Monday.

  • BC-TEN--Grand Slam-Americans Beating Williams

    September 2, 2015

    By beating Venus Williams on Monday, Sloane Stephens became the second American to beat both Serena and Venus Williams in a Grand Slam match:Sloane Stephens=Beat Serena - 2013 Australian Open QF.Beat Venus - 2015 French Open 1R.Lindsay Davenport=Beat Venus - 1998 Australian QF, 1998 U.S. Open SF, 1999 Australian Open QF, 2004 U.S. Open R16

  • The Latest: Venus snubs media after French Open loss

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) 9:40 p.m.Venus Williams has declined to speak to the media after her first-round exit at the French Open.She is facing a potential fine for skipping the traditional news conference, although she issued a statement in which she said Sloane Stephens ''just played better than me today.''

  • The Latest: 5 seeded players bowing out at French Open

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) ---9:12 p.m.Just five of the 28 seeded players in action Monday failed to advance to the second round.The most famous of them was Venus Williams, whose 18th appearance at the year's second Grand Slam was ended by fellow American Sloane Stephens on Court Suzanne Lenglen.

  • The Latest: Venus Williams loses in 1st round at French Open

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) ---8:25 p.m.For the second time in three years, Venus Williams has lost in the first round at the French Open.Venus, who was beaten by younger sister Serena in the 2002 final, lost 7-6 (5), 6-1 to the 40th-ranked Sloane Stephens, a 22-year-old up-and-coming American player.

  • The Latest: A point for the birds at French Open

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) ---8:11 p.m.This point was for the birds.As Venus Williams hit a serve to Sloane Stephens on Court Suzanne Lenglen, the ball landed near a pigeon, which flapped its wings to get out of there.That, in turn, startled Stephens, who let out a shriek.

  • The Latest: Allertova wins long tiebreaker at French Open

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) ---8:03There is a tense battle on court 5, where Denisa Allertova has claimed the first set of her match against Johanna Konta after a tiebreaker featuring 36 points (19-17).The set lasted 68 minutes. The second set is tied at 4-4.---7:45 p.m.

  • The Latest: Clinical win for Murray at French Open

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) ---7:45 p.m.Clinical.Andy Murray did not waste any time on center court, dispatching Facundo Arguello 6-3, 6-3, 6-1 to assert his credentials in Paris.On the back of his best season on clay, the third-seeded British player is among the favorites this year. He won his first two titles on the slow surface in the buildup to the French Open.

  • The Latest: At French Open, sympathy for Federer on security

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) 7:15 p.m.At age 25, Donald Young is very much of the selfie generation. Still, the 52nd-ranked American understands why Roger Federer complained about the loophole in security procedures that allowed a teenage boy to run across center court at the French Open and snap a picture with the 17-time Grand Slam champion.

  • The Latest: Kyrgios' nosebleeds? 'Quite strange,' he says

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) 6:24 p.m.A mid-match nosebleed for Nick Kyrgios is nothing new.For years, he's found himself shoving cotton up a nostril - as he did Monday during his first-round win at the French Open.''I just tend to get nosebleeds. I can't control them,'' says the 20-year-old Australian, who beat Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon last year and Roger Federer in Madrid this month.

  • The Latest: Sharapova wins to begin French Open defense

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) 5:42 p.m.Maria Sharapova wasn't sticking around.The defending women's champion chomped through her first-round opponent in 1 hour, 25 minutes and then headed straight back to the locker room, not giving the center court crowd the customary post-match interview. Her haste seemingly wasn't appreciated: there were hoots from the seats.

  • The Latest: Kyrgios beats Istomin at French Open

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) 5:25 p.m.Nick Kyrgios came out with his nose ahead, the 29th-seed winning 6-3, 6-4, 6-3 against Denis Istomin.----5:14 p.m.Who says tennis lacks characters?Nick Kyrgios, a 20-year-old Australian, likes a good grumble as he plays, even approaching the fiery levels reached by John ''You cannot be serious!'' McEnroe in his day.

  • The Latest: Cotton wad and all, Kyrgios brings character

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) 5:14 p.m.Who says tennis lacks characters?Nick Kyrgios, a 20-year-old Australian, likes a good grumble as he plays, even approaching the fiery levels reached by John ''You cannot be serious!'' McEnroe in his day.''What a joke,'' the Aussie muttered under his breath - and that was after winning the second set against Denis Istomin.

  • The Latest: French Open fashion victim Fognini earns change

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) 4:03 p.m.They made me do it!Fabio Fognini says his colorful, flowery headband and all-black French Open outfit were not by choice.The 28th-seeded Italian says his clothing sponsor made him wear the ensemble for his first-round match Monday.

  • Tiafoe manages to smile after quick loss in Grand Slam debut

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) As the first 17-year-old American man in the French Open since Michael Chang won the 1989 title, Frances Tiafoe learned a valuable lesson from a straight-set loss in his Grand Slam debut.''I need,'' Tiafoe said with a chuckle, ''to get a lot better.''

  • The Latest: 3 seeds through, Radwanska out of French Open

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) 3:47 p.m.Agnieszka Radwanska, formerly ranked No. 2 and a 2012 Wimbledon finalist, fails to advance beyond the French Open first round for the first time since her 2007 debut at the clay-court major. The 14th seed loses 6-2, 3-6, 6-1 to 83rd-ranked Annika Beck.

  • The Latest: Japan's big French Open crew slashed to just 1

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) 3:17 p.m.And then there was one.Of the five Japanese men who started the French Open first round, the most since 1967, only fifth-seeded Kei Nishikori will play in the second round.Go Soeda tumbled out first on Day 1, followed on Day 2 by Yoshihito Nishioka, Tatsuma Ito and Taro Daniel, all out in straight sets.

  • The Latest: Cornet a picture of delight at French Open

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) 2:30 p.m.When a picture is worth 100 words. Associated Press photographer Christophe Ena captured every sinew of Alize Cornet's delight over her first win, in five attempts, against Italy's Roberta Vinci, going through 4-6, 6-4, 6-1 to the French Open second round.

  • The Latest: Lopez highest seed to fall so far at French Open

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) 2:00 p.m.Feliciano Lopez of Spain, seeded 11th, is the highest seeded man to tumble so far, losing 6-3, 7-6 (9), 6-3 in the first round to 74th-ranked Teymuraz Gabashvili of Russia.---1:35 p.m.That was quick.The Grand Slam debut of 17-year-old Frances Tiafoe, the youngest man at this French Open, lasted just 1 hour, 40 minutes.

  • Berdych breezes past Japanese qualifier at French Open

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) Getting past his first round opponent at the French Open was easy. Breaking the Big Four domination will be a lot harder for Tomas Berdych.In an era dominated by Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Andy Murray, winning a major might sometimes look beyond reach. But the big-hitting Czech is not giving up hope.

  • The Latest: French Open loses its youngest man, teen Tiafoe

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) 1:35 p.m.That was quick.The Grand Slam debut of 17-year-old Frances Tiafoe, the youngest man at this French Open, lasted just 1 hour, 40 minutes.The first 17-year-old American man at the French since Michael Chang won the title in 1989, Tiafoe crumbled 6-2, 6-1, 6-4 against 36th-ranked Martin Klizan of Slovakia.

  • The Latest: Berdych blows away Japanese qualifier at French

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) 1:04 p.m.Fourth-seeded Tomas Berdych is through to the second round with a 6-0, 7-5, 6-3 win over Japanese qualifier Yoshihito Nishioka.Against a player looking for a first-ever win on clay at a big tournament, Berdych overwhelmed Nishioka with powerful groundstrokes, sealing the first set in 27 minutes.

  • The Latest: So far so good for seed Suarez Navarro at French

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) 12:48 p.m.The eighth-seeded Carla Suarez Navarro, who looms as a potentially tricky quarterfinal opponent for defending champion Maria Sharapova if they both get that far, made light work of her first-round 6-2, 6-2 victory against Monica Niculescu, a 67th-ranked Romanian.

  • The Latest: Home sweet home for Lisicki at French Open

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) 12:19 a.m.Sabine Lisicki, runner-up at Wimbledon in 2013, makes a strong start at the only major where she's never reached at least the fourth round, barely working up a sweat in a 6-3, 6-2 beating of 86th-ranked Monica Puig.The German, seeded 20th, served out the first-round match with an ace. The expedited 66-minute victory leaves her plenty of time to relax back at the rented apartment she showed off here on her Twitter feed: https://twitter.com/sabinelisicki/status/602420477101998080

  • The Latest: Serena's coach milks French Open attention

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) 11:41 a.m.Spotted in the alleys of the French Open: Patrick Mouratoglou, coach of 19-time Grand Slam singles champion Serena Williams, perched precariously on a concrete post, racket in the air, striking a warrior's pose for a French newspaper photographer.

  • The Latest: Rain in air on super-busy Day 2 of French Open?

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) 11:00 a.m.Bonjour.The tennis equivalent of breakfast, lunch, dinner and plenty of snacking in between on Day 2 of the French Open, with a whopping 57 first-round singles matches spread across 15 courts filling with expectant crowds. In short, a quick-moving feast of bright yellow balls, blood-red clay and no shortage of tennis drama.

  • Nishikori off to strong start at French Open

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) Fifth-seeded Kei Nishikori of Japan eased into the second round of the French Open on Sunday, beating French wild-card Paul-Henri Mathieu 6-3, 7-5, 6-1.Winning 79 percent of points on his first serve and hammering down seven aces, Nishikori converted seven of his 15 break points and took 2 hours, 10 minutes to brush the former big hope of French tennis off Court Suzanne Lenglen at Roland Garros.

  • FRENCH OPEN LOOKAHEAD: American teen Tiafoe makes Slam debut

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) When Frances Tiafoe steps on Court 5 at the French Open for his Grand Slam main-draw debut Monday, he'll be the first 17-year-old American man to play in the clay-court tournament since 1989, when a couple of guys named Pete Sampras and Michael Chang did it.

  • The Latest: French Open loses 4 seeds on Day 1

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) 8:22 p.m.Seeded players, for the most part, earned their crust by living up to expectations on Day 1 of the French Open. Just four of the 17 seeds - two men and two women - in action Sunday failed to advance to the second round.The last to go out, as the evening light dims, is 26th-seeded Guillermo Garcia-Lopez, losing 6-3, 6-3, 6-7 (1), 3-6, 6-3 to 56th-ranked Steve Johnson in the first five-set match at this year's tournament.

  • The Latest: After dire run, Gulbis savors French Open win

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) 7:18 p.m.Ernests Gulbis offered an apology - accompanied by a hearty laugh - for the delay between the end of his first-round French Open victory and his appearance before the waiting media.''I didn't get a win for a long time this year,'' the 24th-seeded Gulbis said after beating Igor Sijsling 6-4, 6-4, 7-6 (3), ''so I needed a long massage.''

  • The Latest: Tsonga through to French Open 2nd round

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) 6:56 p.m.Cheers on center court at the French Open as 14th-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, back from a long-problematic right wrist injury, blows away Swedish qualifier Christian Lindell 6-1, 6-2, 6-2.The Frenchman took just 1 hour, 32 minutes to book his place in the second round, winning a whopping 91 percent of points on first serve.

  • The Latest: French Open security measures won't be changed

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) 6:07 p.m.The French Open's tournament director is giving a Gallic shoulder-shrug about the selfie-seeking fan who approached Roger Federer, saying ''there is no reason for us to change the security procedures.''Although the 2009 champion ''has good grounds for being unhappy,'' Gilbert Ysern also says: ''It's not the end of the world.''

  • The Latest: Japan's Nishikori starts well at French Open

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) 5:39 p.m.Japan's fifth-seeded Kei Nishikori is off to a better start than at the 2014 French Open, easing through 6-3, 7-5, 6-1 against French wild card Paul-Henri Mathieu.Carrying an injury, Nishikori disappointed with a first-round exit at the French last year but rebounded by making the U.S. Open final.

  • The Latest: Wawrinka also fumes at French Open organizers

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) 5:04 p.m.Roger Federer isn't the only Swiss unhappy with French Open organizers.Stan Wawrinka is complaining about a ''completely stupid article'' that he says appeared on the official www.rolandgarros.com tournament website.Federer's Davis Cup teammate said he spotted the article Saturday and ''I told the tournament that I wasn't really happy about it.''

  • The Latest: Federer fumes about selfie-seeker at French Open

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) 4:25 p.m. (1425 GMT)Roger Federer is fuming that a kid got on center court to snap selfies with him at the French Open and is demanding better security.''This should never happen on the Philippe Chatrier court,'' the 2009 French Open champion said. ''I'm not happy about it. Obviously not one second I'm happy about it.''

  • Federer upset about close encounter with fan at French Open

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) For Roger Federer, the menace did not come from the other side of the net.After dispatching Colombian Alejandro Falla in straight sets, the 17-time Grand Slam winner was about to leave center court Sunday when a young man ran down the stands and made his way to the Swiss star unhindered. The fan brazenly put his hand across his shoulder to try and get a selfie with him.

  • The Latest: Federer incident recalls Seles attack of 1993

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) 3:44 p.m. (1344 GMT)A selfie-seeking fan's up-close-and-personal approach of Roger Federer on center court at the French Open raises new questions about player security, an ever-present concern in tennis since the stabbing of Monica Seles in 1993.

  • The Latest: Karlovic first seeded man to exit French Open

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) 3:30 p.m. (1330 GMT)Ivo Karlovic is the first seeded man to exit from the French Open. The big server, seeded 25th, hit 21 aces in losing 7-6 (5), 6-4, 6-4 to Marcos Baghdatis on Court 7.Baghdatis, runner-up at the 2006 Australian Open, next plays Damir Dzumhir in the second round.

  • The Latest: Selfie fan accosts unhappy Federer at Roland

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) 3:10 p.m. (1310 GMT)Surely, this was pushing the selfie craze too far.A kid ran down from the stands and across center court at Roland Garros to get a selfie with Roger Federer after the 17-time Grand Slam champion's first-round victory against Alejandro Falla.

  • Federer eases into 2nd round at French Open

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) Roger Federer got off to a smooth start on the French Open center court Sunday as he advanced to the second round of the clay-court Grand Slam tournament with a 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 win over Alejandro Falla.Facing a player who pushed him to five sets at Wimbledon five years ago, the 2009 champion was never threatened this time, extending his unbeaten run against the 111th-ranked Falla to 8-0.

  • The Latest: Federer through to 2nd round at French Open

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) 2:43 p.m. (1243 GMT)Roger Federer is beaming after his straightforward 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 first-round win against Alejandro Falla, a Colombian who entered the main draw as a lucky loser from qualifying.Facing a player who pushed him to five sets at Wimbledon five years ago, the 2009 Roland Garros champion was never threatened, extending his unbeaten run against the 111th-ranked Falla to 8-0, serving eight aces.

  • The Latest: Halep wary of next opponent in French Open

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) 2:01 p.m. (1201 GMT)Once bitten, twice shy. Third-seeded Simona Halep, the losing women's French Open finalist last year, has good reason to be wary of her next opponent, Mirjana Lucic-Baroni. The 70th-ranked Croatian beat Halep in straight sets in the U.S. Open third round last year.

  • The Latest: 3rd seed Halep through to French Open 2nd round

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) 12:45 a.m. (1034 GMT)Last year's losing women's finalist, Simona Halep, is safely through to the second round, closing out a 7-5, 6-4 victory against Russian Evegenia Rodina with an ace.The third-seeded Romanian, dressed all in black, celebrated with a fist pump.

  • The Latest: Mikhail Youzhny first man out at Roland Garros

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) 12:19 p.m. (1019 GMT)The first match-winner this year is Bosnian Damir Dzumhur, in the men's draw. He was up two sets against Mikhail Youzhny when the Russian retired at the start of the third. Youzhny was a quarterfinalist in 2010.On the women's side, the first winner is Teliana Pereira. The Brazilian qualifier chomped through Fiona Ferro, a 326th-ranked French wild card, in 65 minutes, winning 6-3, 6-2.

  • The Latest: Golden oldies breaking records at French Open

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) 11:57 a.m. (0957 GMT)Out on Court 2, Phillip Kohlschreiber, seeded 22nd, has torn through his first set against Japan's Go Soeda, winning 6-1. Kohlschreiber (aged 31) and Soeda (30) are among 39 men aged 30 or over in the Roland Garros main draw. That is a Grand Slam record.

  • The Latest: Halep to open play on Center Court

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The latest from the French Open, the year's second Grand Slam tournament at Roland Garros:---10:52 a.m.Here we go again. On a sunny Sunday morning, play is about to start at the French Open, as grounds crews finish watering the center court.

  • Thiem wins 1st career title by beating Mayer in Nice final

    September 2, 2015

    NICE, France (AP) Dominic Thiem held his nerves to win his first ATP tour title on Saturday as he completed a tight 6-7 (8), 7-5, 7-6 (2) victory over fourth-seeded Leonardo Mayer in the final of the Open de Nice.The 21-year-old Thiem, who defeated second-seeded John Isner in the semifinals, hit seven aces and fended off all six break points to come out on top of a nearly-three hour match at the French Open warmup tournament.

  • Thomaz Bellucci of Brazil wins Geneva Open title

    September 2, 2015

    GENEVA (AP) Thomaz Bellucci of Brazil won the revived Geneva Open title on Saturday, beating sixth-seeded Joao Sousa of Portugal 7-6 (4), 6-4.The 27-year-old Bellucci's fourth career ATP title was his third in Switzerland. He also won on clay at the Swiss Open in Gstaad in 2009 and 2012.

  • Stosur wins first title this year in Strasbourg

    September 2, 2015

    STRASBOURG, France (AP) Third-seeded Samantha Stosur rallied to beat Kristina Mladenovic 3-6, 6-2, 6-3 in the final of the Strasbourg International on Saturday, claiming her first title of the year.The 26th-ranked Stosur, a former French Open runner-up, is returning to form after reuniting last month with former coach David Taylor.

  • French Open at a glance

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) A look at the French Open on Wednesday:Weather: Sunny. High of 72 degrees (22 Celsius).Men's seeded winners: No. 2 Roger Federer, No. 4 Tomas Berdych, No. 5 Kei Nishikori, No. 8 Stan Wawrinka, No. 12 Gilles Simon, No. 13 Gael Monfils, No. 14 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, No. 21 Pablo Cuevas,

  • Karin Knapp beats Roberta Vinci to win Nuremberg Cup

    September 2, 2015

    NUREMBERG, Germany (AP) Karin Knapp defeated fellow Italian Roberta Vinci 7-6 (5), 4-6, 6-1 to win the Nuremberg Cup final on Saturday.The sixth-seeded Knapp forced 17 break points and converted seven - three of those in the final set - to beat her fourth-seeded compatriot in 2 hours, 6 minutes.

  • Clock ticks but fortune smiles for Federer at French Open

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) There are two distinct sounds one hears when Roger Federer graces the courts of Roland Garros. One is the pop of backhands and forehands kicking up puffs of red clay. The other, getting ever louder, is the scratchy tick of life's clock.At age 33, with 34 bearing down in August, time is increasingly the enemy to Federer's quest to add to his already record haul of Grand Slam titles.

  • Bellucci, Sousa advance to Geneva Open final

    September 2, 2015

    GENEVA (AP) Thomaz Bellucci of Brazil advanced to the Geneva Open final on Friday and will play Joao Sousa of Portugal for the title.Bellucci, twice a champion at Switzerland's other clay-court event in Gstaad, eased past Santiago Giraldo of Colombia 6-3, 6-4.

  • Stosur defeats Stephens to reach final in Strasbourg

    September 2, 2015

    STRASBOURG, France (AP) Third-seeded Samantha Stosur advanced to her first final this season with a 6-3, 3-6, 6-0 win over Sloane Stephens at the Strasbourg International Friday.Stosur, a former French Open finalist, is hitting form at the right time, with the clay-court Grand Slam tournament starting on Sunday at Roland Garros.

  • Djokovic looms in Nadal's toughest-ever draw at French Open

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The tennis equivalent of climbing three mountains, just to reach the Roland Garros final. Never have the obstacles loomed so large between Rafael Nadal and another trophy on the red clay of Paris.The draw Friday could hardly have been more unkind for the nine-time champion whose confidence and reign as ''King of Clay'' look shaky.

  • Thiem to take on Mayer in Open de Nice final

    September 2, 2015

    NICE, France (AP) Dominic Thiem hit 11 aces Friday to upset second-seeded John Isner and set up a final against Leonardo Mayer at the Open de Nice.The big-serving Isner also had 11 aces and saved seven of eight break points in the first set but lost the first three games of the second set to slump to a 7-6 (5), 6-3 loss at the clay-court tournament.

  • Vinci and Knapp to meet in Nuremberg Cup final

    September 2, 2015

    NUREMBERG, Germany (AP) Roberta Vinci advanced to the Nuremberg Cup final on Friday after second-seeded Angelique Kerber withdrew because of a back injury.Vinci will face sixth-seeded Karin Knapp in an all-Italian final. Knapp defeated 98th-ranked Lara Arruabarrena 6-0, 6-2.

  • Nadal could face Djokovic in French Open quarterfinals

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The tennis equivalent of climbing three mountains, just to reach the Roland Garros final. Never have the obstacles loomed so large between Rafael Nadal and another trophy on the red clay of Paris.The draw Friday could hardly have been more unkind for the nine-time champion whose confidence and reign as the ''King of Clay'' are looking shaky.

  • Serena's bid for 20, other things to know about French Open

    September 2, 2015

    The very day that Serena Williams won this year's Australian Open for her 19th Grand Slam championship, she was thinking ahead.''I would love,'' Williams said then, ''to get to 22.''Her next chance to move closer to that goal - equaling Steffi Graf's Open era record for major singles titles - comes at the French Open, which begins Sunday.

  • No. 6 Raonic of Canada out of French Open after foot surgery

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) Sixth-ranked Milos Raonic will miss the French Open after having surgery on his right foot.The Canadian announced his withdrawal Thursday, a day before the draw for the clay-court Grand Slam tournament.Raonic was forced to retire from a match at Monte Carlo in April and skip the tournament in Rome last week.

  • Arnaboldi wins epic qualifying match at French Open

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) Andrea Arnaboldi needed two days and spent four hours and 26 minutes on court to win the qualifying match featuring the most number of games in the history of the French Open on Thursday.The Italian player defeated Pierre-Hugues Herbert of France 6-4, 3-6, 27-25 to reach the final qualifying round, setting a new record for the most number of games played in a qualifier at Roland Garros.

  • Top seed Keys withdraws from Strasbourg; Stephens into semis

    September 2, 2015

    STRASBOURG, France (AP) Top-seeded American Madison Keys withdrew from the Strasbourg International on Thursday because of an elbow injury, giving French player Kristina Mladenovic a walkover into the semifinals.Keys, who rallied from one set and 5-0 down to beat Mirjana Lucic-Baroni 4-6, 7-6 (3), 7-6 (0) on Wednesday, pulled out as a precautionary measure ahead of the French Open, which starts on Sunday.

  • Isner reaches Open de Nice semifinals; Gulbis goes out

    September 2, 2015

    NICE, France (AP) Second-seeded John Isner of the United States beat Serbia's Dusan Lajovic 7-6 (3), 6-4 to reach the Open de Nice semifinals on Thursday, while defending champion Ernests Gulbis lost 6-2, 6-4 against Austria's Dominic Thiem.Isner, who had eight aces and saved both break points he faced, next plays Thiem, who broke the third-seeded Latvian's serve twice in each set in their quarterfinals. Gulbis also double-faulted five times.

  • 2014 French Open doubles champ Julien Benneteau withdraws

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) Reigning French Open men's doubles champion Julien Benneteau is pulling out of this year's tournament because he has not fully recovered from a sports hernia.The French tennis federation announced Benneteau's withdrawal from both singles and doubles Thursday, a day before the draw.

  • FRENCH OPEN 2015: Nadal's slump could open way for Djokovic

    September 2, 2015

    For years and years - a full decade, in fact - Rafael Nadal ruled the French Open the way no one had ever dominated any Grand Slam tennis tournament, winning 66 of 67 matches and collecting nine championships, including the last five in a row.This year, his far-poorer-than-usual results on red clay and acknowledged crisis of confidence are generating talk that his reign at Roland Garros might be about to end.

  • 2015 FRENCH OPEN: Capsules on men to watch

    September 2, 2015

    Men to watch at the French Open, where play begins Sunday:NOVAK DJOKOVICRanked: 1Age: 27 (Turns 28 on Friday)Country: Serbia2015 Match Record: 35-22015 Singles Titles: 5Career Singles Titles: 53Major Titles: 8 - Australian Open ('08, `11, `12, `13, `15), Wimbledon ('11, `14), U.S. Open ('11)

  • 2015 FRENCH OPEN: Capsules on women to watch

    September 2, 2015

    Women to watch at the French Open, where play begins Sunday:SERENA WILLIAMSRanked: 1Age: 33Country: United States2015 Match Record: 25-12015 Singles Titles: 2Career Singles Titles: 66Major Titles: 19 - French Open ('02, `13), Wimbledon ('02, `03, `09, `10, `12), U.S. Open ('99, `02, `08, `12, `13, `14), Australian Open ('03, `05, `07, `09, `10, `15)

  • 2015 FRENCH OPEN: Tournament at a glance

    September 2, 2015

    A glance at the French Open, the year's second Grand Slam tennis tournament:Site: Roland Garros in Paris.Surface: Red clay.Schedule: Play begins Sunday on all courts at 11 a.m. local time (5 a.m. EDT). The 15-day tournament closes with the women's singles final June 6, and the men's singles final June 7.

  • Kerber defeats Doi to reach Nuremberg Cup semifinals

    September 2, 2015

    NUREMBERG, Germany (AP) Second-seeded Angelique Kerber reached the semifinals of the Nuremberg Cup with a comfortable 6-2, 6-3 defeat of Japanese qualifier Misaki Doi on Thursday.The German next faces the fourth-seeded Roberta Vinci of Italy, who beat seventh-seeded Kurumi Nara of Japan 6-1, 1-6, 6-4.

  • US Open champion Cilic loses in Geneva Open quarterfinals

    September 2, 2015

    GENEVA (AP) U.S. Open champion Marin Cilic lost in the Geneva Open quarterfinals on Thursday, beaten 7-5, 6-3 by Santiago Giraldo of Colombia.Cilic, who has been troubled by a shoulder injury this year, has advanced to only one tournament semifinal since winning his first Grand Slam title last September.

  • Madison Keys survives scare in Strasbourg

    September 2, 2015

    STRASBOURG, France (AP) Top-seeded American Madison Keys rallied from one set and 5-0 down to beat Mirjana Lucic-Baroni 4-6, 7-6 (3), 7-6 (0) and reach the quarterfinals of the Strasbourg International on Wednesday.On the brink of defeat, Keys took plenty of risks and the strategy paid off as Lucic-Baroni failed to serve out the match.

  • Top-seeded Stan Wawrinka advances at Geneva Open

    September 2, 2015

    GENEVA (AP) Top-seeded Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland outlasted Lukas Rosol of the Czech Republic 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 in the second round of his home Geneva Open tournament on Wednesday.Wawrinka needed a single break of service to win the opening and deciding sets, though faltered with his own first serves in losing the second set.

  • Top-seeded Simon withdraws from Open de Nice

    September 2, 2015

    NICE, France (AP) Top-seeded Gilles Simon of France withdrew from the Open de Nice on Wednesday, casting doubts on his French Open participation.Simon, who retired from his second-round match in Madrid this month, says ''I'm extremely sorry to withdraw from the Nice Open. The pain is too strong.''

  • Vandy tops defending champ UCLA for women's tennis title

    September 2, 2015

    WACO, Texas (AP) Vanderbilt was two points from its first NCAA women's team tennis title on one court when a UCLA rally shifted the focus to Astra Sharma three courts away.No big deal for the redshirt freshman from Perth, Australia. She just finished off her third straight three-set victory of the tournament to unseat the defending national champion.

  • Virginia takes 2nd NCAA men's team tennis title in 3 years

    September 2, 2015

    WACO, Texas (AP) Virginia's Mitchell Frank has played the deciding match for a national championship before, and with much more urgency than the Cavaliers faced in pursuit of their second NCAA men's team tennis title.The senior came through again, finishing off a 4-1 victory Tuesday that wrapped up a second crown in three years and denied top-seeded Oklahoma its first championship.

  • Cilic saves match point to beat teen Rublev at Geneva Open

    September 2, 2015

    GENEVA (AP) U.S. Open champion Marin Cilic saved a match point against 17-year-old Russian Andrey Rublev before winning 4-6, 7-6 (7), 6-1 in the Geneva Open second round on Tuesday.The second-seeded Croatian trailed 6-5 in the second-set tiebreaker to No. 229 Rublev, who is the French Open junior champion.

  • Stosur advances to Strasbourg International quarterfinals

    September 2, 2015

    STRASBOURG, France (AP) Third-seeded Samantha Stosur advanced to the quarterfinals of the Strasbourg International with a walkover after opponent Lesia Tsurenko withdrew with a back injury on Tuesday.Stosur, a former finalist at the French Open, will next play Ajla Tomljanovic, who defeated Shelby Rogers 7-6 (6), 3-6, 6-2.

  • Nick Kyrgios advances to 2nd round at Open de Nice

    September 2, 2015

    NICE, France (AP) Sixth-seeded Nick Kyrgios used his strong serve to reach the second round of the Open de Nice with a 7-6 (5), 6-2 win over Mikhail Kukushkin on Tuesday.The 20-year-old Kyrgios, who is among the outsiders at the French Open after making the final at the Estoril Open, lost only two points on his serve in the second set and converted three of his five break chances.

  • Hewitt still on bail after South African sentence for rape

    September 2, 2015

    PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) A South African judge on Tuesday extended the bail of retired doubles tennis champion Bob Hewitt, who intends to appeal his conviction for raping and sexually assaulting minors in the 1980s and 1990s.Hewitt, who was sentenced to six years in prison on Monday, will be confined to his home until a June 19 hearing on whether he can appeal his conviction and sentence, Judge Bert Bam ruled.

  • Bellucci, Youzhny win 1st-round matches at Geneva Open

    September 2, 2015

    GENEVA (AP) Two-time Swiss Open champion Thomaz Bellucci ousted seventh-seeded Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus 6-7 (5), 6-3, 6-3 in the first round of the Geneva Open on Monday.Bellucci, a left-hander from Brazil, carried over the form which saw him push Novak Djokovic to three sets at the Italian Open last week.

  • Top-seeded Keys, No. 2 Jankovic reach Strasbourg 2nd round

    September 2, 2015

    STRASBOURG, France (AP) Top-seeded American Madison Keys overcame an inconsistent serve to reach the second round of the Strasbourg International with a 6-4, 6-3 win against countrywoman Christina McHale on Monday.Keys had four aces but also double-faulted twice, dropped her serve twice in the first set and saved all three break points in the second set. The 20-year-old Keys next faces Croatian veteran Mirjana Lucic-Baroni.

  • Steve Johnson, Sam Querrey advance at Open de Nice

    September 2, 2015

    NICE, France (AP) American players Steve Johnson and Sam Querrey each won in straight sets Monday to reach the second round of the Open de Nice clay-court tournament.Johnson had 11 aces and did not face a break point in a 7-5, 6-3 win over qualifier Michael Venus, while Querrey used seven aces and saved the only break point he faced in a 6-2, 6-3 win over Ruben Bemelmans.

  • Germans Kerber, Lisicki advance at Nuremberg Cup

    September 2, 2015

    NUREMBERG, Germany (AP) German players Angelique Kerber and Sabine Lisicki advanced to the second round of the Nuremberg Cup by winning their opening matches at the clay-court tournament on Monday.The second-seeded Kerber defeated Rebecca Peterson of Sweden 7-5, 6-4 and the third-seeded Lisicki defeated Silvia Soler-Espinosa of Spain 6-4, 7-5.

  • It's a winner: When tennis and fashion collide in Paris

    September 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) Well before Andre Agassi caused a stir with his stone-washed denim shorts at the French Open, the clay courts at Roland Garros were a sporting catwalk for fashion experimentation.From the corset-less dress worn by ''La Divine'' Suzanne Lenglen and designed by French creator Jean Patou to the revealing black-and-red outfit that Venus Williams exhibited five years ago, the tennis stadium located in the chic western district of the French capital has always been a fashion hotspot.

  • South Africa: Bob Hewitt gets 6 years in prison for rape

    September 2, 2015

    PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) A South African judge sentenced retired doubles tennis champion Bob Hewitt to six years in prison for rape and sexual assault on Monday.Judge Bert Bam sentenced Hewitt to eight years in jail for two counts of rape of minors, with two years suspended. He also sentenced Hewitt to two years in prison for a third charge of sexual assault.

  • South Africa: Bob Hewitt testifies in rape trial sentencing

    September 2, 2015

    PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) Former doubles tennis champion Bob Hewitt, who was convicted of rape and sexual assault, has testified at his sentence hearing in a South African court.Hewitt, 75, told the court on Monday that he suffers from poor health. He also said he had received anonymous threatening letters, warning of possible assault in prison.

  • Seeded Italians Vinci, Knapp advance at Nuremberg Cup

    September 2, 2015

    NUREMBERG, Germany (AP) Seeded Italians Roberta Vinci and Karin Knapp had little difficulty in advancing to the second round of the Nuremberg Cup on the clay-court tournament's opening day Sunday.The fourth-seeded Vinci defeated Vitalia Diatchenko of Russia 6-1, 6-1 and the sixth-seeded Knapp beat German wild-card entry Antonia Lottner 6-2, 7-5.

  • Tennis hall uses M museum makeover to detail game's impact

    September 2, 2015

    NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) The museum at the International Tennis Hall of Fame is using a million makeover to highlight the game's influence on pop culture and social issues, with snazzy new displays and iconic memorabilia highlighting moments that transcended the sport.

  • Sharapova rallies to beat Suarez Navarro for Rome title

    September 2, 2015

    ROME (AP) Maria Sharapova rallied to beat 10th-seeded Carla Suarez Navarro 4-6, 7-5, 6-1 Sunday and win her third Italian Open title.The victory gives Sharapova confidence on clay as she prepares to defend her title at Roland Garros, which starts next weekend.

  • Organizers want to move Italian Open to new location in Rome

    September 2, 2015

    ROME (AP) Running out of room and with ticket demand soaring, local organizers want to move the Italian Open from its historic Foro Italico venue to a new location near Rome's main airport.''We can't fit in here anymore,'' Italian tennis federation president Angelo Binaghi said Sunday. ''The hunger for tennis makes this the biggest sports event in Italy.''

  • Chinese tennis player Li Na's life story to become a film

    September 2, 2015

    CANNES, France (AP) Chinese filmmaker Peter Ho-Sun Chan is making a movie about Li Na, the country's biggest tennis star.Chan's production company We Pictures said in a statement Saturday that the film will be based on Li's autobiography ''Li Na: My Life'' and will be released in 2016.

  • Suarez Navarro beats Halep to reach Italian Open final

    September 2, 2015

    ROME (AP) Tenth-seeded Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain fought through her nerves and rallied past No. 2 Simona Halep 2-6, 6-3, 7-5 Saturday to reach the Italian Open final.Aiming for her second career title, Suarez Navarro will face either two-time Rome champion Maria Sharapova or qualifier Daria Gavrilova, who were playing later.

  • Federer beats Berdych to reach Italian Open semifinals

    September 2, 2015

    ROME (AP) Roger Federer kept alive his pursuit of an elusive clay-court title with a routine 6-3, 6-3 win over sixth-seeded Tomas Berdych on Friday to reach the Italian Open semifinals.Along with Monte Carlo, Rome is one of only two Masters series titles that the 17-time Grand Slam champion has never won.

  • Citing fatigue, Andy Murray withdraws from Italian Open

    September 2, 2015

    ROME (AP) Fatigue from consecutive clay-court titles prompted Andy Murray to withdraw from the Italian Open on Thursday before his third-round match against Belgian opponent David Goffin.''I'm tired. My body is tired,'' Murray said. ''It's completely normal and I think acceptable to feel like that after the last few weeks.''

  • Serena Williams withdraws from Rome with elbow injury

    September 2, 2015

    ROME (AP) Trying not to make the same mistake as last year and let an injury affect her chances at Roland Garros, top-ranked Serena Williams withdrew from the Italian Open on Thursday with a right elbow problem.Williams, the defending champion, made the announcement before she was scheduled to face American qualifier Christina McHale in the third round.

  • Top-ranked Serena Williams withdraws from Italian Open

    September 2, 2015

    ROME (AP) Top-ranked Serena Williams has withdrawn from the Italian Open.Tournament organizers announced Williams' decision without explanation shortly before she was scheduled to face fellow American Christina McHale, a qualifier, in the third round.

  • Nadal figures out Isner's serve, reaches Rome quarterfinals

    September 2, 2015

    ROME (AP) Rafael Nadal became the first player to break John Isner's serve in nearly a month, and he did it twice in a 6-4, 6-4 win Thursday to reach the Italian Open quarterfinals.The 16th-seeded Isner had held serve in 84 consecutive games stretching back to his last meeting with Nadal on April 16 in the Monte Carlo Masters, when Nadal broke him in the third set and went on to win.

  • Citing fatigue, Andy bMurray withdraws from Italian Open

    September 2, 2015

    ROME (AP) Andy Murray has withdrawn from the Italian Open citing fatigue before his third-round match against Belgian opponent David Goffin.Murray says when he woke up Thursday he was ''pretty exhausted,'' and felt ''extremely flat'' after his pre-match warmup.

  • Murray wins opener in Rome, extends clay record to 10-0

    September 2, 2015

    ROME (AP) Andy Murray improved his record on clay this year to 10-0 with a 6-4, 6-3 win over 38th-ranked Jeremy Chardy on Wednesday at the Italian Open.The third-seeded Murray had considered withdrawing at the Foro Italico because of fatigue after his perfect start to the clay-court season, but his game showed no signs of wear.

  • Despite fatigue, Murray decides to play Italian Open

    September 2, 2015

    ROME (AP) Andy Murray has decided to play the Italian Open, fighting off fatigue after winning consecutive clay-court titles.Murray's manager Matt Gentry says Tuesday, ''Andy confirmed to play tomorrow after practice just now.''In the past two weeks, Murray won his first clay title at the Munich Open, and then beat Rafael Nadal in Sunday's Madrid Open final for his first Masters trophy on the surface.

  • Nadal: 'Obviously today I'm not as good as I (was)'

    September 2, 2015

    ROME (AP) After a decade at or near the top of tennis, Rafael Nadal can accept that he's no longer dominating.''Obviously today I'm not as good as I (was),'' Nadal said Tuesday at the Italian Open. ''Life has been fantastic with me. Today I'm not winning as much as I did in the past. Life continues.''

  • Sharapova advances at Italian Open; Cilic loses

    September 2, 2015

    ROME (AP) Maria Sharapova opened her bid for a third Italian Open title with a win over 52nd-ranked Jarmila Gajdosova on Tuesday.The third-seeded Sharapova was leading 6-2, 3-1 when her Australian opponent retired with an apparent injury.Sharapova won back-to-back titles at the Foro Italico in 2011 and 2012. She is coming off a loss to Svetlana Kuznetsova in the Madrid Open semifinals.

  • Andy Murray considering withdrawing from Italian Open

    September 2, 2015

    ROME (AP) With his body worn down after winning consecutive clay-court titles, Andy Murray is considering withdrawing from the Italian Open.Murray says Tuesday: ''I'm practicing again this afternoon and I'll decide this evening. It's obviously been a long couple of weeks.''

  • Roger Federer hologram to debut at tennis museum re-opening

    September 2, 2015

    NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) A hologram of 17-time major champion Roger Federer will be a highlight of the renovated International Tennis Hall of Fame museum when it re-opens next week, museum officials announced Monday.The Federer hologram will tell visitors why the Swiss player loves the sport and will showcase some of his signature shots. He was chosen because he is a current and international tennis star, a museum spokeswoman said.

  • Simon, Dimitrov and Keys advance at Italian Open

    September 2, 2015

    ROME (AP) Gilles Simon of France took advantage of a few key double-faults by American Jack Sock and rallied for a 4-6, 7-6 (2), 6-3 win Monday in the opening round of the Italian Open.Sock was up a break in the second set until his usual commanding serve deserted him. The 12th-seeded Simon quickly leveled the set then jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the tiebreaker with the help of two double-faults by Sock.

  • New York teen Chirico earns USTA's French Open wild card

    September 2, 2015

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) Louisa Chirico, an 18-year-old from Harrison, New York, earned a chance to make her Grand Slam main-draw debut at the French Open by claiming a wild-card berth via the U.S. Tennis Association.Chirico and Katerina Stewart finished with the same number of points awarded by the USTA for results in three lower-tier events, but Chirico got the wild card by virtue of a higher WTA ranking.

  • Muray beats Nadal 6-3, 6-2 to win the Madrid Open final

    September 2, 2015

    MADRID (AP) Andy Murray beat Rafael Nadal on clay for the first time Sunday, dominating the Madrid Open final to win 6-3, 6-2 against the four-time champion.It was Murray's first Masters title on clay, a week after his maiden career tournament victory on the red surface at the Munich Open.

  • Wild card Donati upsets Giraldo in ATP debut at Italian Open

    September 2, 2015

    ROME (AP) Local wild card Matteo Donati made his ATP Tour debut a match to remember, rallying to upset 49th-ranked Santiago Giraldo of Colombia 2-6, 6-1, 6-4 Sunday in the opening round of the Italian Open.Ranked 275th, the 20-year-old Donati showed off an aggressive game, often dictating play from within the baseline to the approval of a vocal crowd inside the Foro Italico's main stadium.

  • Rafael Nadal beats Tomas Berdych to reach Madrid Open final

    September 2, 2015

    MADRID (AP) Rafael Nadal has reached his seventh final at the Madrid Open by defeating Tomas Berdych 7-6 (3), 6-1.Yet to drop a set this week, Nadal will face either 2008 champion Andy Murray or last year's finalist, Kei Nishikori, in the final on Sunday.

  • Sharapova loses to Kuznetsova in Madrid Open semifinals

    September 2, 2015

    MADRID (AP) Defending champion Maria Sharapova lost in the Madrid Open semifinals on Friday, falling to Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-2, 6-4.Kuznetsova beat Sharapova for the first time in seven years, breaking her opponent's serve three times and saving the one break point she faced.

  • Sharapova knocked out of Madrid Open semis by Kuznetsova

    September 2, 2015

    MADRID (AP) Svetlana Kuznetsova reached the Madrid Open final when she ousted defending champion Maria Sharapova 6-2, 6-4 on Friday.Kuznetsova beat her fellow Russian for the first time in seven years by breaking Sharapova three times, and saving the one break point she faced.

  • Williams, Sharapova advance to Madrid Open semifinals

    September 2, 2015

    MADRID (AP) Serena Williams advanced to the quarterfinals of the Madrid Open by beating Carla Suarez Navarro 6-1, 6-3 on Thursday.The top-seeded Williams, who is a two-time champion in Madrid, broke the Spaniard's serve four times and saved three break points.

  • Sharapova beats Wozniacki to reach Madrid Open semis

    September 2, 2015

    MADRID (AP) Maria Sharapova reached the Madrid Open semifinals by defeating Caroline Wozniacki 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 on Thursday.The Russian continued the defense of her title by breaking the fifth-seeded Wozniacki's serve five times, completing the win in almost exactly 2 hours.

  • Kyrgios knocks Federer out of 2nd round at Madrid Open

    September 2, 2015

    MADRID (AP) Top-seeded Roger Federer made an early exit from the Madrid Open on Wednesday after a second round defeat to Nick Kyrgios of Australia.The 20-year-old from Canberra ended Federer's hopes of a fourth title at the Spanish tournament by rallying for a closely-fought 6-7 (2), 7-6 (5), 7-6 (12) victory.

  • Sharapova beats Garcia, reaches quarterfinals of Madrid Open

    September 2, 2015

    MADRID (AP) Maria Sharapova advanced to the quarterfinals of the Madrid Open by beating Caroline Garcia of France 6-2, 4-6, 7-5 Wednesday.The third-seeded Russian, the defending champion who is making her sixth appearance at the Madrid tournament, broke her opponent's serve five times but was broken three times.

  • Maria Sharapova advances to 3rd round of Madrid Open

    September 2, 2015

    MADRID (AP) Maria Sharapova advanced to the third round of the Madrid Open by beating Mariana Duque-Marino of Colombia 6-1, 6-2 on Tuesday.The third-seeded Russian broke Duque-Marino's serve four times while saving three break points on her own serve.

  • Hewitt to skip French Open to focus on Wimbledon, Davis Cup

    September 2, 2015

    SYDNEY (AP) Two-time Grand Slam champion and former No. 1 Lleyton Hewitt will not play this month's French Open in what is likely to be his last year on tour.Hewitt's manager, David Drysdale, said Tuesday that the Australian veteran wants to focus on Wimbledon, where he won the 2002 title, and Australia's Davis Cup quarterfinal against Kazakhstan in July.

  • Isner beats Mannarino to reach 2nd round of Madrid Open

    September 2, 2015

    MADRID (AP) John Isner of the United States beat Adrian Mannarino of France 7-6 (2), 6-4 to reach the second round of the Madrid Open on Monday.The 16th-seeded Isner will next play either Jeremy Chardy - another Frenchman - or Thomaz Bellucci of Brazil.

  • Murray wins BMW Open for 1st clay-court title

    September 2, 2015

    MUNICH (AP) Andy Murray won his first clay-court title on Monday when he overcame Philipp Kohlschreiber 7-6 (4), 5-7, 7-6 (4) in the rain-delayed final of the BMW Open.The top-seeded Murray was the steadier player in the decisive tiebreaker and clinched the close match when Kohlschreiber sent a backhand long on Murray's second match point.

  • Halep, Venus lose in Madrid Open 1st round, Serena advances

    September 2, 2015

    MADRID (AP) Second-seeded Simona Halep and Venus Williams both lost in the opening round of the Madrid Open on Sunday, while top-seeded Serena Williams had a trouble-free debut.Defending champion Maria Sharapova also advanced after beating Timea Bacsinszky 6-2, 6-3.

  • Gasquet beats Kyrgios to win Estoril Open title

    September 2, 2015

    ESTORIL, Portugal (AP) Richard Gasquet of France won the Estoril Open final in straight sets on Sunday, beating Australian Nick Kyrgios 6-3, 6-2.Fifth-seeded Gasquet, who broke seventh-seeded Kyrgios three times on the clay court, won in just over an hour for his 12th career title and second of the year after also winning at Montpellier.

  • BMW Open final postponed by rain in Munich

    September 2, 2015

    MUNICH (AP) The BMW Open final between Andy Murray and Philipp Kohlschreiber was postponed by rain Sunday midway through the first set and will be completed Monday.Play was halted with Kohlschreiber leading 3-2. Organizers waited several hours for the rain to stop before eventually giving up.

  • Federer wins Istanbul Open in straight sets

    September 2, 2015

    ISTANBUL (AP) Top-seeded Roger Federer claimed his 85th title Sunday with a 6-3, 7-6 (11) win over Pablo Cuevas in the final of the Istanbul Open.The 17-time Grand Slam winner fended off strong resistance from the third-seeded Uruguayan, who saved four match points.

  • Gasquet to meet Kyrgios in Estoril Open final

    September 2, 2015

    ESTORIL, Spain (AP) Fifth-seeded Richard Gasquet will face 20-year-old Australian Nick Kyrgios in the final of the Estoril Open after both came from behind to win semifinals on Saturday.Gasquet of France rallied to beat Guillermo Garcia-Lopez of Spain 3-6, 6-2, 7-6 (1) for a place in Sunday's final.

  • Elina Svitolina wins title at Grand Prix SAR

    September 2, 2015

    MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) Fourth-seeded Elina Svitolina saved eight of 11 break points on her way to her third WTA title as she defeated unseeded Timea Babos 7-5, 7-6 (3) in the Grand Prix SAR final.Svitolina extended her unbeaten record in finals to 3-0 after hitting nine aces and breaking Babos four times.

  • Federer advances to Istanbul Open final

    September 2, 2015

    ISTANBUL (AP) Top-seeded Roger Federer rallied past Diego Schwarzman 2-6, 6-2, 7-5 Saturday to reach the Istanbul Open.Federer recovered from a sloppy start against the eighth-seeded Argentine player to remain on course for an 85th title. The 17-time Grand Slam winner will face either second-seeded Grigor Dimitrov or Pablo Cuevas in the final.

  • Murray wins twice to reach BMW Open final

    September 2, 2015

    MUNICH (AP) Top-seeded Andy Murray won two matches Saturday and advanced to the BMW Open final with a 6-4, 6-4 win over Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain.Murray fired nine aces and saved five of the six break points he faced to win the semifinal in 1 hour, 34 minutes.

  • Top-seeded Karolina Pliskova wins Prague Open for 4th title

    September 2, 2015

    PRAGUE (AP) Top-seeded Karolina Pliskova rallied from a set down to claim her fourth WTA title by defeating qualifier Lucie Hradecka 4-6, 7-5, 6-3 in an all-Czech final of the Prague Open on Saturday.The 14th-ranked Pliskova wasted three match points when she was 5-2 up in the final set. But she served out the match in the following game, converting her fifth match point with a forehand winner.

  • Murray beats Rosol to reach BMW Open semifinals

    September 2, 2015

    MUNICH (AP) Top-seeded Andy Murray rallied to beat Lukas Rosol 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 Saturday in their rain-postponed BMW Open quarterfinal.Murray converted five of his 14 break opportunities and served five aces against the Czech to set up a semifinal later Saturday against Roberto Bautista Agut.

  • 17-year-old Frances Tiafoe earns French Open wild-card berth

    September 2, 2015

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) Frances Tiafoe, a 17-year-old from Maryland, has earned his first main-draw Grand Slam tournament berth by clinching a French Open wild-card entry through the U.S. Tennis Association.The USTA said that Tiafoe assured himself of finishing with the best results among American men at three events played on green clay on the Challenger tour by reaching the final at Tallahassee, Florida, with a victory Friday.

  • Gasquet beats Almagro to reach Estoril Open semifinals

    September 2, 2015

    ESTORIL, Portugal (AP) Fifth-seeded Richard Gasquet of France beat Nicolas Almagro 6-1, 7-6 (4) to advance to the Estoril Open semifinals on Friday.Gasquet, who had lost his last three meetings with Almagro, saved four of five break points while breaking Almagro three times to win in one hour, 24 minutes.

  • Elina Svitolina to face Timea Babos in Grand Prix SAR final

    September 2, 2015

    MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) Fourth-seeded Elina Svitolina of Ukraine will face unseeded Timea Babos of Hungary in the Grand Prix SAR final after both players won their semifinals in straight sets on Friday.The 20-year-old Svitolina, who now bids for her third career title, dominated throughout against seventh-seeded Anna Karolina Schmiedlova, breaking the Slovakian player's serve six times in a 6-0, 6-3 win.

  • Quarterfinals wiped out by rain at BMW Open in Munich

    September 2, 2015

    MUNICH (AP) The quarterfinals of the BMW Open were washed out by rain on Friday and rescheduled for Saturday.The quarterfinals, including top-seeded Andy Murray's match against Lukas Rosol, will be in the morning, with the semifinals to follow in the afternoon.

  • Federer beats Gimeno-Traver to reach Istanbul semifinals

    September 2, 2015

    ISTANBUL (AP) Top-seeded Roger Federer overcame some sloppy serving to beat unseeded Daniel Gimeno-Traver of Spain 7-6 (3), 6-7 (5), 6-3 and reach the Istanbul Open semifinals on Friday.Federer, who dropped his serve twice, missed seven chances to break Gimeno-Traver for a second time in the second set. But the Swiss star saved four breaks points on his opening service game of the deciding set.

  • Top-seeded Karolina Pliskova reaches final of Prague Open

    September 2, 2015

    PRAGUE (AP) Top-seeded Karolina Pliskova aced her first match point to reach the Prague Open final, beating Yanina Wickmayer of Belgium 6-4, 7-5 on Friday.It was one of 11 aces for the hard-hitting, 14th-ranked Czech.Pliskova failed to serve out the match at 5-4 in the second set but Wickmayer double-faulted to drop her serve in the following game.

  • Garcia-Lopez beats 2nd-seeded Kevin Anderson in Estoril Open

    September 2, 2015

    ESTORIL, Portugal (AP) Guillermo Garcia-Lopez of Spain upset second-seeded Kevin Anderson of South Africa 6-4, 3-6, 6-1 in the second round of the Estoril Open on Thursday.Garcia-Lopez, champion in Zagreb in February and in Bucharest last weekend, won their matchup for the first time in three tries.

  • World No 1 Novak Djokovic withdraws from Madrid Open

    September 2, 2015

    MADRID (AP) The ATP says world No. 1 and former champion Novak Djokovic has withdrawn from next week's Madrid Open without elaborating, and will return to competition the following week in Rome, where he is the defending champion.The tour made the announcement on Thursday.

  • Babos upsets 3rd seed Pennetta to reach Grand Prix SAR semis

    September 2, 2015

    MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) Timea Babos of Hungary secured an upset 6-2, 5-7, 7-5 win against third-seeded Flavia Pennetta of Italy to reach the Grand Prix SAR semifinals on Thursday.In an error-strewn match featuring nine double faults and 12 service breaks, Babos broke Pennetta's serve seven times to set up a last-four clash with Frenchwoman Kristina Mladenovic, who eased past Laura Arruabarrena of Spain 6-4, 6-1.

  • Grigor Dimitrov, Pablo Cuevas advance at Istanbul Open

    September 2, 2015

    ISTANBUL (AP) Second-seeded Grigor Dimitrov eased into the quarterfinals of the inaugural Istanbul Open by beating Andrey Golubev of Kazakhstan 6-3, 6-2 on Thursday.Dimitrov never faced a break point in dominating Golubev.Third-seeded Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay had to work much harder to book his place in the last eight, needing two hours and three sets to beat Ukraine qualifier Teymuraz Gabashvili, 4-6, 6-4, 6-4.

  • Murray beats Zverev in 1st match at BMW Open

    September 2, 2015

    MUNICH (AP) Top-seeded Andy Murray began his clay-court season with a routine 6-2, 6-2 victory over qualifier Mischa Zverev to reach the quarterfinals of the BMW Open on Thursday.Murray saved all of six break points he faced, including three in the final game while serving for the match. He broke serve for a 2-1 lead in the second set and then saved three break points in the next game before holding.

  • Top-seeded Karolina Pliskova reaches Prague Open semifinals

    September 2, 2015

    PRAGUE (AP) Top-seeded Karolina Pliskova advanced to the semifinals of the Prague Open on Thursday with a 6-2, 5-7, 6-1 victory over wild-card entry Denisa Allertova.The 14th-ranked Pliskova got three breaks in the final set and converted her first match point with a backhand return winner to beat Allertova in their first encounter.

  • Top-seeded Karolina Pliskova makes Prague Open semifinals

    September 2, 2015

    PRAGUE (AP) Top-seeded Karolina Pliskova advanced to the semifinals of the Prague Open Thursday with a 6-2, 5-7, 6-1 victory over wild-card entry Denisa Allertova in an all-Czech match.The 14th-ranked Pliskova got three breaks in the final set and converted her first match point with a backhand return winner to beat Allertova in their first encounter.