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  • Serena Williams to start 2017 season in Auckland

    September 27, 2016

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) Second-ranked Serena Williams will begin her 2017 season and Australian Open buildup at the ASB Classic in Auckland, New Zealand, organizers confirmed Tuesday.The 22-time Grand Slam singles winner had already announced she would miss the Hopman Cup mixed teams tournament in Perth, which has often been a key part of her leadup to the first Grand Slam of the season.

  • Vesely through to Shenzhen Open 2nd round

    September 27, 2016

    SHENZHEN, China (AP) Jiri Vesely served 13 aces to beat Pablo Andujar 6-2, 7-6 (8) and advance to the second round of the Shenzhen Open on Tuesday.Vesely lost just six points on his first serve in his first match since the US Open, where he withdrew with a left arm injury before his second round match against top-seeded Novak Djokovic.

  • Flipkens advances, Buyukakcay out at Tashkent Open

    September 27, 2016

    TASHKENT, Uzbekistan (AP) Second-seeded Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium saved 12 of 14 break points and beat Ana Bodgan of Romania 7-6 (7), 6-3 on Tuesday in the first round of the Tashkent Open.Flipkens is the highest ranked player in the tournament after top-seeded Johanna Larsson withdrew with an illness before main-draw play began.

  • Kerber beats Mladenovic in 1st match as women's world No. 1

    September 27, 2016

    WUHAN, China (AP) Playing her first match as the No. 1-ranked player in women's tennis, Angelique Kerber dropped the first set before recovering to beat Kristina Mladenovic 6-7 (4), 6-1, 6-4 on Tuesday to reach the third round of the Wuhan Open.Kerber replaced Serena Williams atop the rankings with her run to the U.S. Open title, and then took time off before heading to China to start her Asian swing in Wuhan, where she had a bye in the first round.

  • Halep into 3rd round at Wuhan Open

    September 26, 2016

    WUHAN, China (AP) Former French Open finalist Simona Halep took less than 70 minutes to reach the third round of the Wuhan Open, advancing Monday when fellow Romanian Irina-Camelia Begu retired in the second set of their second-round match.The No. 4-seeded Halep was leading 6-3, 2-0 when Begu retired with a back injury amid warm and humid conditions. Halep, who skipped the Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo last week because of a hamstring strain, had a first-round bye at Wuhan.

  • Karlovic returns to Davis Cup for finals against Argentina

    September 26, 2016

    ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) Zeljko Krajan, Croatia's Davis Cup captain, says veteran Ivo Karlovic will return in the final against Argentina.Krajan said on Monday that Karlovic's return ''is the best possible news'' for Croatia ahead of the best-of-five series to be played in Zagreb from Nov. 25 to Nov. 27.

  • Hibino, Nara win in Tashkent Open 1st round

    September 26, 2016

    TASHKENT, Uzbekistan (AP) Japan's Nao Hibino and Kurumi Nara were among the winners on the first day of main-draw play at the WTA Tashkent Open on Monday as both beat junior players.Fourth-seeded Hibino, the reigning champion, had few problems beating 16-year-old Komola Umarova of Uzbekistan, winning 6-3, 6-1 in less than an hour.

  • Zverev stuns Wawrinka for St. Petersburg title

    September 25, 2016

    ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) Promising German 19-year-old Alexander Zverev won his first tour title Sunday, beating U.S. Open champion Stan Wawrinka in a tight battle in the St. Petersburg Open final.Zverev took the first set before Wawrinka responded to draw level. The German was a break down in the decider, but fought back to win 6-2, 3-6, 7-5.

  • Pouille beats Thiem to win Moselle Open and 1st title

    September 25, 2016

    METZ, France (AP) Lucas Pouille clinched his first career title on Sunday, beating top-seeded Dominic Thiem of Austria 7-6 (5), 6-2 to win the Moselle Open final.The third-seeded Frenchman, a U.S. Open quarterfinalist earlier this month, clipped a neat volley for match point and then hit an ace down the middle.

  • Arruabarrena beats Niculescu in 3 sets to win Korea Open

    September 25, 2016

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) Lara Arruabarrena of Spain beat Monica Niculescu of Romania 6-0, 2-6, 6-0 on Sunday to win the Korea Open and claim her second WTA singles title.After racing through the opening set, Arruabarrena double faulted twice to surrender her serve in the fourth game of the second and Niculescu seized the opportunity to level the match.

  • Wozniacki beats Japanese teen Osaka to win Pan Pacific Open

    September 25, 2016

    TOKYO (AP) Caroline Wozniacki overpowered Japanese teenager Naomi Osaka 7-5, 6-3 to win the Pan Pacific Open on Sunday.Wozniacki, who also won here in 2010, took control in the second set when she broke in the second game.The former No. 1 led 5-0 before Osaka fought back to give home fans some hope, but Wozniacki sealed victory in the ninth game when Osaka's return went wide.

  • Top seed Thiem reaches Moselle Open final

    September 24, 2016

    METZ, France (AP) Top-seeded Dominic Thiem rallied past local favorite Gilles Simon 4-6, 7-5, 6-3 to reach the Moselle Open final on Saturday.The 10th-ranked Austrian player, who remains on course to qualify for the season-ending ATP Finals for the first time, hit 10 aces and won 76 percent of his first-serve points to prevail.

  • Tsurenko upsets Jankovic in Guangzhou Open final

    September 24, 2016

    GUANGZHOU, China (AP) Defending champion Jelena Jankovic's serving let her down Saturday as she lost the Guangzhou Open final to unseeded Lesia Tsurenko of Ukraine.Tsurenko beat the former top-ranked Serb 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 in a match which lasted almost 2 + hours.

  • Niculescu advances to final of Korea Open

    September 24, 2016

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) Fifth-seeded Monica Niculescu of Romania defeated Zhang Shuai of China 6-0, 6-4 on Saturday to advance to the final of the Korea Open.The 28-year-old Niculescu, playing in her first event since reaching the third round of the U.S. Open, won seven of 12 break points on her way to a 74-minute win over third-seeded Zhang.

  • Zverev upsets Berdych 6-4, 6-4 to reach St. Petersburg final

    September 24, 2016

    ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) German teenager Alexander Zverev surprised third-seeded Tomas Berdych 6-4, 6-4 on Saturday to reach the final of the St. Petersburg Open.The 19-year-old Zverev will chase his first career ATP title Sunday in his family's original home country of Russia.

  • Mladenovic and Garcia cleared to play in Fed Cup final

    September 24, 2016

    PARIS (AP) Kristina Mladenovic and Caroline Garcia can play for France in the Fed Cup final against the Czech Republic after the French tennis federation lifted their ban on Saturday.The pair had been provisionally suspended for ''damaging'' the federation's image at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, where the players criticized the FTT over a clothing mix-up after their defeat in the first round of the doubles.

  • Wozniacki beats Radwanska to reach Pan Pacific final

    September 24, 2016

    TOKYO (AP) Former champion Caroline Wozniacki beat second-seeded Agnieszka Redwanska of Poland 4-6, 7-5, 6-4 on Saturday to advance to the final of the Pan Pacific Open.Radwanska was close to victory, leading 5-3 in the second set, but Wozniacki seized momentum when she broke her opponent twice to win the last four games.

  • Berdych beats Lorenzi for place in St. Petersburg semifinals

    September 23, 2016

    ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) Tomas Berdych advanced to the semifinals of the St. Petersburg Open by beating Paolo Lorenzi of Italy 6-3, 6-4 Friday.The ninth-ranked Czech, who is seeded third, will next face either fifth-seeded Alexander Zverev of Germany or Russian veteran Mikhail Youzhny, who won in St. Petersburg in 2004.

  • Jankovic back in Guangzhou Open final vs Tsurenko

    September 23, 2016

    GUANGZHOU, China (AP) Defending champion Jelena Jankovic will have another shot at the title after defeating Ana Konjuh of Croatia 7-5, 7-6 (7) in the Guangzhou Open semifinals on Friday.The second-seeded Serb has yet to drop a set this week.Jankovic will take on Ukraine's Lesia Tsurenko, who was into her first final since her maiden title in Istanbul in July last year.

  • Arruabarrena beats Larsson to reach semifinals at Korea Open

    September 23, 2016

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) Lara Arruabarrena of Spain advanced to the semifinals of the Korea Open by beating second-seeded Johanna Larsson of Sweden 6-4, 6-0 Friday.Arruabarrena won six of eight break points. She will next face Patricia Maria Tig, who beat Sara Sorribes Tormo 7-6 (2), 2-6, 6-3.

  • Arruabarrena upsets Larsson to reach semis at Korea Open

    September 23, 2016

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) Lara Arruabarrena of Spain upset second-seeded Johanna Larsson of Sweden on Friday to advance to the semifinals of the Korea Open.Arruabarrena won six of eight break points in advancing to a semifinal against either Sara Sorribes Tormo or Patricia Maria Tig on Saturday.

  • Goffin beats Struff to reach Moselle Open quarterfinals

    September 22, 2016

    METZ, France (AP) Second-seeded David Goffin of Belgium beat Germany's Jan-Lennard Struff 6-4, 6-2 on Thursday to reach the quarterfinals of the Moselle Open.The 14th-ranked Goffin, who won this tournament in 2014, had four aces and did not face a single break point on his serve.

  • Cepelova upsets top seed Begu to quarterfinals of Korea Open

    September 22, 2016

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) Jana Cepelova upset top-seeded and defending champion Irina-Camelia Begu on Thursday to advance to the quarterfinals of the Korea Open.Cepelova, of Slovakia, won seven of 10 break points on her way to a 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 win over Begu, of Romania. She will face fifth-seeded Monica Niculescu, who beat Anna Karolina Schmiedlova 6-2, 6-2.

  • Berdych survives scare against Kuznetsov in St. Petersburg

    September 22, 2016

    ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) Tomas Berdych had to dig deep to reach the quarterfinals of the St. Petersburg Open on Thursday as he beat Andrey Kuznetsov in a deciding-set tiebreak.The world No. 9, seeded third, struggled to return serves as he battled to a 6-3, 2-6, 7-6 (4) win over Kuznetsov, the top-ranked Russian at 46th.

  • Jankovic marches into Guangzhou Open semifinals

    September 22, 2016

    GUANGZHOU, China (AP) Defending champion Jelena Jankovic moved into the semifinals of Guangzhou Open after defeating Sabine Lisicki 7-6 (4), 6-4 in the quarterfinals on Thursday.The second-seeded Serb will take on Croatia's Ana Konjuh, who beat Jennifer Brady 6-4, 7-5 in the other quarterfinal.

  • Sasnovich upsets 3rd seed Pliskova at Pan Pacific Open

    September 22, 2016

    TOKYO (AP) Aliaksandra Sasnovich of Belarus produced the biggest upset of the Pan Pacific Open on Thursday, ousting third-seeded Karolina Pliskova in straight sets to advance to the quarterfinals.Sasnovich beat the U.S. Open finalist 6-4, 6-2 for her first win over a top-10 player. She will face local favorite Naomi Osaka in the last eight.

  • Thiem reaches Moselle Open last 8 to further bid for Finals

    September 21, 2016

    METZ, France (AP) Top-seeded Dominic Thiem of Austria beat German qualifier Peter Gojowczyk 7-5, 7-6 (2) to reach the Moselle Open quarterfinals on Wednesday, furthering his bid to reach the season-ending ATP World Tour Finals for the first time.Thiem retired in the fourth round of the U.S. Open against Juan Martin del Potro two weeks ago because of a problem with his right knee.

  • Wawrinka back after US Open with easy win in St. Petersburg

    September 21, 2016

    ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) Stan Wawrinka is back on court after winning the U.S. Open, and he's kept up his winning ways.The Swiss world No. 3 needed just 57 minutes to win 6-3, 6-1 against Czech player Lukas Rosol in the second round of the St. Petersburg Open on Wednesday after receiving a first-round bye.

  • Larsson, Giorgi, Arruabarrena, Zhang into Guangzhou last 8

    September 21, 2016

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) Second-seeded Johanna Larsson of Sweden reached the Korea Open quarterfinals by stalling Kateryna Kozlova of Ukraine 6-3, 1-6, 6-2 on Wednesday.Larsson overcame a mid-match hurdle to dispatch Kozlova, who has risen more than 60 spots in the rankings this year, and set up a quarterfinal with Lara Arruabarrena of Spain, who beat eighth-seeded Louisa Chirico of the United States 4-6, 7-6 (4), 7-6 (2).

  • Former champ Wozniacki advances to Pan Pacific quarterfinals

    September 21, 2016

    TOKYO (AP) Former champion Caroline Wozniacki outlasted fourth-seeded Carla Suarez Navarro 7-6 (4), 4-6, 6-4 to advance to the Pan Pacific Open quarterfinals on Wednesday.Wozniacki won four of five break points in the nearly three-hour match at Ariake Colloseum.

  • Golubic reaches quarterfinals at Guangzhou Open

    September 21, 2016

    GUANGZHOU, China (AP) Viktorija Golubic advanced to the quarterfinals at the Guangzhou Open by beating top-seeded Sara Errani 6-7 (7), 6-3, 6-4 Wednesday.The 23-year-old Swiss will next face Anett Kontaveit of Estonia, who beat Zhu Lin of China 6-1, 3-6, 6-0.

  • French tennis player banned 7 months for betting on matches

    September 21, 2016

    PARIS (AP) The Tennis Integrity Unit says French player Constant Lestienne has been banned for seven months for gambling on matches, with half of the sentence suspended.The 24-year-old Lestienne has also been fined ,000 after admitting to the charges of betting on tennis.

  • Puig beats Kvitova and reaches Pan Pacific quarterfinals

    September 21, 2016

    TOKYO (AP) Monica Puig rallied to upset 2013 champion Petra Kvitova 1-6, 6-4, 6-4 to reach the Pan Pacific Open quarterfinals on Wednesday.The Puerto Rican, who also beat Kvitova on her way to becoming the Rio de Janeiro Olympic champion, recovered from 4-2 down in the final set. She saved 10 of 13 break points.

  • Tennis opens up bidding for hosts of Davis, Fed Cup finals

    September 21, 2016

    LONDON (AP) Cities will bid to stage the finals of the Davis and Fed Cups as part of a revamp of the international team tennis competitions.The International Tennis Federation will launch a bidding process in December, although the governing body is yet to determine whether the same city will host the men's and women's competitions.

  • Brown reaches 2nd round in Metz, Paire out in straight sets

    September 20, 2016

    METZ, France (AP) Dustin Brown hit 15 aces to dispatch local favorite Paul-Henri Mathieu 6-4, 6-2 and reach the second round of the Moselle Open on Tuesday.Brown, from Germany, converted four of his six break points to set up a meeting with another French player, Julien Benneteau. It will be their first meeting.

  • US tennis player Lepchenko cleared after meldonium positives

    September 20, 2016

    LONDON (AP) American Varvara Lepchenko tested positive four times for meldonium, according to the International Tennis Federation, which cleared her because it was determined she took the substance before its ban went into effect on Jan. 1.The ITF announced Tuesday that Lepchenko had been provisionally suspended in March but it was later determined that she ''bore no fault or negligence for the violation.''

  • Wozniacki advances to 2nd round at Pan Pacific Open

    September 20, 2016

    TOKYO (AP) A resurgent Caroline Wozniacki advanced to the second round of the Pan Pacific Open on Tuesday while gaining revenge over Belinda Bencic for last year's semifinal defeat.Continuing the form that took her to the U.S. Open semifinals, Wozniacki hit 10 aces in the 6-2, 5-7, 6-1 win over Bencic to set up a second-round meeting with fourth-seeded Carla Suarez Navarro.

  • Defending champ Jankovic through to Guangzhou Open 2nd round

    September 20, 2016

    GUANGZHOU, China (AP) Defending champion Jelena Jankovic marched into the second round of the Guangzhou Open by pasting Chinese qualifier You Xiaodi 6-2, 6-1 on Tuesday.The second-seeded Serbian set up a second-round match against Rebecca Peterson of Sweden.

  • Ramos-Vinolas beaten in first round in St. Petersburg

    September 20, 2016

    ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) Sixth-seeded Albert Ramos-Vinolas lost in the first round of the St. Petersburg Open in straight sets to French qualifier Alexandre Sidorenko on Tuesday.The St. Petersburg-born Sidorenko, playing his first tour-level match this year, produced some timely big serves to win 7-5, 6-2 against his Spanish opponent, who at 32nd in the world was ranked 223 places above Sidorenko.

  • Defending champion Begu advances to 2nd round at Korea Open

    September 20, 2016

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) Top seed and defending champion Irina-Camelia Begu of Romania overpowered local Jang Su-jeong 6-2, 6-1 to advance to the second round of the Korea Open on Tuesday.Begu dominated the South Korean wild card with powerful groundstrokes for her first match win since the start of August, when she won her third career title in Florianopolis. In ending a four-match losing streak, including at the Olympics and U.S. Open, Begu lined up Jana Cepelova of Slovakia, a semifinalist in Tokyo last week.

  • Veteran Benneteau upsets 5th-seeded Klizan at Moselle Open

    September 19, 2016

    METZ, France (AP) With his serve clicking throughout, French veteran Julien Benneteau upset fifth-seeded Martin Klizan of Slovakia 6-2, 6-1 in the first round of the Moselle Open on Monday.Ranked more than 200 places below his opponent, the 34-year-old Benneteau had nine aces, won 87 percent of his first-serve points, 80 percent on second serve, did not face a break point and broke Klizan's serve five times in a one-sided match lasting less than one hour.

  • Zverev starts with a win at St. Petersburg Open

    September 19, 2016

    ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) Fifth-seeded Alexander Zverev reached the second round of the St. Petersburg Open with a straight-sets win over Russian wildcard Karen Khachanov on the opening day of main-draw play.The 19-year-old German, ranked 27th in the world, was made to work hard by a fellow youngster for a 7-6 (3), 6-4 win in 1 hour 25 minutes.

  • Osaka beats compatriot Doi to advance at Pan Pacific Open

    September 19, 2016

    TOKYO (AP) Japanese wild card Naomi Osaka beat compatriot Misaki Doi 6-4, 6-4 on Monday to advance to the second round of the Pan Pacific Open.Osaka blasted seven aces against Japan's top-ranked player and converted two of five break chances.The 18-year-old Osaka, who lost to Madison Keys in the third round of the U.S. Open, awaits the winner between Lucie Safarova and No. 6 seed Dominika Cibulkova.

  • Chirico beats Duan in opening round of Korea Open

    September 19, 2016

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) Louisa Chirico of the United States advanced to the second round of the Korea Open with a 7-5, 6-3 win over Duan Ying-ying on Monday.The eighth-seeded Chirico had eight aces to offset seven double faults and broke her Chinese opponent six times in the win.

  • Konjuh advances to 2nd round of Guangzhou Open

    September 19, 2016

    GUANGZHOU, China (AP) U.S. Open quarterfinalist Ana Konjuh continued her impressive run of form with a 6-2, 6-2 win over Tatjana Maria in the opening round of the Guangzhou Open on Monday.The 18-year-old Konjuh, who upset No. 4 seed Agnieszka Radwanska in New York before falling to eventual finalist Karolina Pliskova, defeated Maria in just under one hour despite double-faulting seven times and converting on less than half of her first serves.

  • French teenager Dodin captures Quebec City title

    September 19, 2016

    QUEBEC CITY (AP) French teenager Oceane Dodin captured her first WTA Tour tournament with a 6-4, 6-3 win over Lauren Davis in the final of the Coupe Banque Nationale.The 19-year-old Dodin had never even won a main-draw match on the WTA Tour outside the Grand Slams before the Quebec City tournament began.

  • Kvitova, Sock confirmed for Hopman Cup

    September 18, 2016

    PERTH, Australia (AP) Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova and Olympic gold medalist Jack Sock are the latest players confirmed to compete at the Hopman Cup in January, one of the key warm-up events for the Australian Open.They'll join Roger Federer, who earlier this summer announced he would play in the exhibition event for the first time in 15 years.

  • Argentina, Croatia to meet in Davis Cup finals

    September 18, 2016

    Argentina will try to put the failure of past David Cup campaigns behind it when it goes for its first title in its fifth finals appearance against Croatia in November.The Argentines, who previously lost in the finals in 1981, 2006, 2008 and 2011, got another shot at the trophy after Leonardo Mayer sealed his team's thrilling 3-2 win over defending champion Britain by beating Dan Evans in the deciding match of their semifinal tie on Sunday.

  • Argentina beats champion Britain to reach Davis Cup final

    September 18, 2016

    GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) Argentina reached its first Davis Cup final since 2011 on Sunday after Leonardo Mayer sealed a 3-2 victory over defending champion Britain by beating higher-ranked Dan Evans.Evans would have expected to face Juan Martin del Potro, who beat Andy Murray on Friday, in the decider but the former U.S. Open champion did not want to risk his fragile body after wrist injuries earlier in the year.

  • GB's Murray powers past Pella to level semi vs Argentina

    September 18, 2016

    GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) A commanding performance from Great Britain's Andy Murray ensured that its Davis cup semi against Argentina will go to the deciding match on Sunday.The tie is finely poised at 2-2, after Murray, who appeared to strain a muscle in the third set, breezed past Argentina's Guido Pella in straight sets in front of a partisan crowd in Glasgow, winning 6-3, 6-2, 6-3.

  • Cilic beats Gasquet to send Croatia into Davis Cup final

    September 18, 2016

    ZADAR, Croatia (AP) Marin Cilic swatted aside Frenchman Richard Gasquet in straight sets on Sunday to send Croatia into the Davis Cup final for only the second time.The 2014 U.S. Open champion won 6-3, 6-2, 7-5 to give Croatia an unassailable 3-1 lead with one singles rubber left to play. Croatia lost that one but it made no difference.

  • Germany beats Poland 3-2 in Davis Cup World Group playoff

    September 18, 2016

    BERLIN (AP) Jan-Lennard Struff defeated Hubert Hurkacz 7-6(4), 6-4 6-1 to preserve Germany's World Group status with a 3-2 win over Poland in their Davis Cup playoff on Sunday.Struff needed just over two hours to beat the 19-year-old Hurkacz in the deciding rubber at the clay court Rot-Weiss Tennis Club in Berlin.

  • Russia beats Kazakhstan to return to Davis Cup's top tier

    September 18, 2016

    MOSCOW (AP) Russia is returning to the top level of the Davis Cup for the first time since 2012 after beating Kazakhstan in a playoff Sunday.Rain on Friday and bad light Saturday meant a packed schedule Sunday, which began with Kazakhstan's Mikhail Kukushkin beating Russian Evgeny Donskoy to level the match at 1-1. Russia took the lead in the doubles and sealed a 3-1 win when Andrei Kuznetsov beat Kukushin 6-1, 6-2, 6-2.

  • McHale rallies to beat Siniakova for 1st WTA singles title

    September 18, 2016

    TOKYO (AP) Christina McHale of the United States rallied to beat Katerina Siniakova of the Czech Republic 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 on Sunday to win the Japan Open and claim her first WTA singles title.Seventh-seeded McHale broke her opponent seven times including in the final game to secure the win at Ariake Tennis Park.

  • Nadal & Lopez lead Spain back into Davis Cup World Group

    September 17, 2016

    NEW DELHI (AP) Rafael Nadal and Marc Lopez led Spain back into Davis Cup World Group after defeating the India pair of Leander Paes and Saketh Myneni 4-6, 7-6 (2), 6-4, 6-4 in the doubles on Saturday.The Spanish pair, the Olympic champions, were a set and 5-4 down in the second set when they staged a fightback and gave Spain an unassailable 3-0 lead in the playoff.

  • Davis Cup: Croatia stuns in doubles to lead France 2-1

    September 17, 2016

    ZADAR, Croatia (AP) Marin Cilic and Ivan Dodig put Croatia 2-1 ahead in the Davis Cup semifinal against France by upsetting top-ranked doubles pair Nicolas Mahut and Pierre-Hugues Herbert 7-6 (6), 5-7, 7-6 (6), 6-3 on Saturday.Cilic, who won his singles on Friday, replaced Marin Draganja and it proved to be an inspired choice.

  • Poland wins doubles, Germany leads 2-1 in Davis Cup playoff

    September 17, 2016

    BERLIN (AP) Lukasz Kubot and Marcin Matkowski recovered to beat Germany's Daniel Brand and Daniel Masur 6-7 (5), 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 and keep alive Poland's hopes in their Davis Cup World Group playoff on Saturday.With Sunday's reverse singles to come, Germany leads 2-1, and its higher-ranked singles players are favored to seal victory.

  • Murrays keep Britain alive in Davis Cup semi vs Argentina

    September 17, 2016

    GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) Andy and Jamie Murray kept Britain alive in its Davis Cup semifinal against Argentina, winning the doubles match in four sets to reduce the titleholder's deficit to 2-1 on Saturday.The Murray brothers beat Juan Martin del Potro and Leonardo Mayer 6-1, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 in front of a rowdy crowd in Glasgow.

  • Spain, Japan, Australia up 2-0 in Davis Cup WGroup playoffs

    September 16, 2016

    Spain, Japan and Australia took 2-0 leads in their Davis Cup World Group playoffs on Friday, although Rafael Nadal was a late withdrawal from his scheduled opening singles match in New Delhi.The official reason given was an upset stomach, but Feliciano Lopez, who replaced Nadal and beat India's Ramkumar Ramanathan 6-4, 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, said after the match that it was Nadal's persistent left wrist injury that was still bothering him.

  • Davis Cup: Cilic beats Pouille as Croatia levels vs. France

    September 16, 2016

    ZADAR, Croatia (AP) Marin Cilic held his nerve to beat big-hitting Lucas Pouille 6-1, 7-6 (4), 2-6, 6-2 and draw Croatia level against France at 1-1 in their Davis Cup semifinal on Friday.Earlier, Richard Gasquet won the opening tie against Borna Coric in straight sets to heap the pressure on the big-serving Cilic.

  • Del Potro outlasts Murray, gives Argentina lead in Davis Cup

    September 16, 2016

    GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) Argentina was in sight of a first Davis Cup final since 2011 after taking a 2-0 lead over titleholder Britain thanks to singles wins by Juan Martin del Potro and Guido Pella in the semifinal on Friday.Del Potro ended Andy Murray's 14-match winning streak in the Davis Cup, coming through 6-4, 5-7, 6-7 (5), 6-3, 6-4 in 5 hours, 7 minutes to gain a measure of revenge after losing the Olympic final to Murray last month. It was the longest match of both players' careers.

  • Gasquet gives France the lead against Croatia in Davis Cup

    September 16, 2016

    ZADAR, Croatia (AP) Richard Gasquet gave France a 1-0 lead over Croatia in the Davis Cup semifinals, winning the opening tie against Borna Coric in straight sets on Friday.Gasquet, who found out he would play in singles after Gael Monfils left the injury-hit France team on Wednesday, was in complete control and prevailed 6-2, 7-6 (5), 6-1, limiting his mistakes to just 13 unforced errors.

  • Shuai beats Lepchenko to reach semis of Japan Women's Open

    September 16, 2016

    TOKYO (AP) Shuai Zhang of China overcame Varvara Lepchenko of the United States to 6-7 (4), 6-1, 6-3 at the Japan Women's Open on Friday to remain on course for her second career title.Shuai was the highest remaining seed at No. 6.She will next face Katerina Siniakova of the Czech Republic, who defeated Alison Riske of the United States 6-2, 6-4.

  • Japan, Australia up 2-0 in Davis Cup World Group playoffs

    September 16, 2016

    Japan and Australia took 2-0 leads in their Davis Cup World Group playoffs on Friday, while Rafael Nadal hoped to lead Spain back into the World Group in its match against India.In need of victory against Ukraine to retain its place in the World Group next year, Japan opted to rest world No. 5 Kei Nishikori in the opening singles, and the decision paid off in Tokyo.

  • Murray to play singles, doubles for Britain in Davis Cup

    September 15, 2016

    An energy-sapping summer of tennis isn't quite over for Andy Murray.His last task is potentially playing three matches - two singles and a doubles - for Britain in a Davis Cup semifinal against Argentina, starting on Friday, to keep his country on course for a second straight title.

  • Frenchman Gasquet faces Croatia's Coric in Davis Cup SFs

    September 15, 2016

    ZADAR, Croatia (AP) Richard Gasquet faces teenager Borna Coric in the opening singles of the Davis Cup semifinal between injury-hit France and host Croatia on Friday.Rising French star Lucas Pouille then takes on 2014 U.S. Open champion Marin Cilic at the Kresimir Cosic Hall in Zadar.

  • Nara upsets third-seeded Putintseva to advance at Japan Open

    September 15, 2016

    TOKYO (AP) Local favorite Kurumi Nara upset third-seeded Yulia Putintseva of Kazakhstan 6-2, 6-2 on Thursday to advance to the quarterfinals of the Japan Open.Nara secured the win when she broke Putintseva's serve in the final game of the second set and will next face Jana Cepelova of Slovakia.

  • ITF bans 2 umpires for life for betting-related offenses

    September 14, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The International Tennis Federation says Uzbekistan umpires Sherzod Hasanov and Arkhip Molotyagin have been banned for life after being found guilty of betting-related offenses.The ITF said Wednesday that Hasanov and Molotyagin were found guilty of using a mobile phone to communicate scores of matches which they were officiating to a third party at an ITF Futures event in Tiberias, Israel in September 2015.

  • Davis Cup: Murray gives Britain lift vs Argentina in semis

    September 14, 2016

    With Andy Murray back, Britain should beat Argentina in Davis Cup this weekend for the first time since 1928 and make the final.Murray has won the Olympic gold medal and made the Cincinnati final and U.S. Open quarterfinals in the past month, but he has enough left in the tank to play singles and doubles, if need be, Britain captain Leon Smith said.

  • Monfils ruled out of Davis Cup semifinal against Croatia

    September 14, 2016

    PARIS (AP) Gael Monfils has been ruled out of France's Davis Cup semifinal in Croatia this week.Coming off the U.S. Open semifinals, Monfils was hampered by a knee problem, the French Tennis Federation said on Wednesday.It's another big blow for the French team after Jo-Wilfried Tsonga was forced to pull out last week because of a knee injury, and was replaced by Richard Gasquet.

  • Putintseva advances at Japan Open with win over Sakkari

    September 14, 2016

    TOKYO (AP) Third-seeded Yulia Putintseva of Kazakhstan defeated Maria Sakkari of Greece 6-4, 6-3 on Wednesday to advance to the second round of the Japan Open.Putintseva, whose first-round match was rained out on Tuesday, saved six of eight break points she faced and will next play local favorite Karumi Nara.

  • Defending champion Beck upset by Stefkova in Quebec City

    September 14, 2016

    QUEBEC CITY (AP) Defending champion Annika Beck of Germany was upset by Barbora Stefkova 2-6, 7-5, 6-3 in the opening round of the Coupe Banque Nationale on Tuesday, one of four seeded players to fall on the second day of the tournament.Stefkova saved two match points in the second set against the second-seeded Beck and rallied from a break down in the third before closing out the match.

  • Sasnovich defeats top-seeded Doi at Japan Open

    September 13, 2016

    TOKYO (AP) Top-seeded Misaki Doi of Japan lost to Aliaksandra Sasnovich of Belarus 7-5, 6-3 in the first round of the Japan Open on Tuesday.Sasnovich secured the win after breaking Doi's serve in the final game, and will face Alison Riske of the United States in the next round.

  • Maria Sharapova to find out decision on appeal in October

    September 13, 2016

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) The verdict in Maria Sharapova's appeal against a two-year ban for doping has been delayed for a second time.Sharapova should now find out the decision in her case against the International Tennis Federation early next month, the Court of Arbitration for Sport said Tuesday.

  • Crawford advances in Quebec City after edging Bonaventure

    September 13, 2016

    QUEBEC CITY (AP) Samantha Crawford of the United States edged Ysaline Bonaventure of Belgium 7-6 (5), 6-7 (4), 6-4 in the opening round of the Coupe Banque Nationale on Monday.The eighth-seeded Crawford finally put the match away in just over two hours after Bonaventure saved two match points in the second set and forced the decider.

  • Kyrgios confident of fitness for Slovakia Davis Cup tie

    September 13, 2016

    SYDNEY (AP) Nick Kyrgios says he's confident of being fit to lead Australia into its Davis Cup tie against Slovakia in Sydney starting Friday.Kyrgios hasn't played since a hip injury caused him to retire from his third-round match against Illya Marchenko at the U.S. Open nine days ago. But he says the hip is better now and he's ''playing probably the best tennis I have.''

  • Fendrich on Tennis: So does Wawrinka belong to a Big 5 now?

    September 12, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) For years, the duo of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal dominated men's tennis.Along came Novak Djokovic, and suddenly there was a group of stars known as the Big 3, a trio that has won 39 of the past 47 major championships.And then Andy Murray elbowed his way in at the top, creating what some referred to as a Big 4.

  • Zhang Shuai advances to 2nd round at Japan Open

    September 12, 2016

    TOKYO (AP) Sixth-seeded Zhang Shuai of China advanced to the second round of the Japan Open by beating Eri Hozumi 7-6 (4), 1-6, 6-3 Monday.Hozumi, a wild-card entry from Japan, broke in the fifth and seventh games to lead 5-2 in the first set but Zhang fought back with two breaks to push the set to a tiebreak.

  • What we learned at US Open: Wawrinka can pursue career Slam

    September 12, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) Stan Wawrinka was about 2 1/2 hours removed from winning the U.S. Open for his third major championship when he was presented with a question he probably was figuring would be coming.The gist: After adding this trophy to those from the Australian Open in 2014, and the French Open in 2015, is it time to focus on completing a career Grand Slam by winning Wimbledon in 2017?

  • Djokovic says nerves betrayed him during US Open final loss

    September 11, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) After considering skipping the U.S. Open because of injury concerns, Novak Djokovic made it all the way to the final for the sixth time in the past seven years.He came up short of the title, though, settling for his fifth runner-up showing at Flushing Meadows because, by his own admission, he got tight at key points - and not because of the physical distress he dealt with down the stretch, including bleeding toes that were treated by a trainer.

  • The Latest: US Open champ Wawrinka notes 9/11 in victory

    September 11, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):8:45 p.m.U.S. Open champion Stan Wawrinka took time out at the end of his victory speech to remember the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.''It's been a big battle on the court ... four hours,'' Wawrinka told the crowd in Arthur Ashe Stadium after defeating No. 1-ranked Novak Djokovic 6-7 (1), 6-4, 7-5, 6-3. ''But I just want to remember what happened 15 years ago.''

  • The Latest: Wawrinka tops Djokovic at US Open for 3rd major

    September 11, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):8:20 p.m.Pointing to his temple after winning the biggest of points, Stan Wawrinka wore Novak Djokovic down and beat the defending champion 6-7 (1), 6-4, 7-5, 6-3 on Sunday for his first U.S. Open title and third Grand Slam trophy overall.

  • The Latest: Djokovic receives medical timeout in Open final

    September 11, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):7:55 p.m.Novak Djokovic received a medical timeout to get treatment on his feet.The call for the trainer came with Djokovic down 2 sets to 1 to Stan Wawrinka down 1-3 in the fourth set, and came after he appeared to gripping at his legs and grimacing, as if he had cramps.

  • The Latest: Wawrinka 1 set from winning US Open final

    September 11, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):7:25 p.m.Stan Wawrinka is one set from winning the U.S. Open against top-ranked Novak Djokovic.Wawrinka won the third set 7-5 to take a two sets to one lead in Sunday's final. The third-seeded Wawrinka broke Djokovic's serve in the final game for the second straight set.

  • The Latest: Wawrinka evens up US Open final at set apiece

    September 11, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):6:10 p.m.Stan Wawrinka has evened up the U.S. Open final against Novak Djokovic at a set apiece.The two-time major champ won the second set 6-4 after Djokovic won the first in a tiebreaker. Wawrinka broke Djokovic's serve in the final game on the Serb's 14th unforced error of the set.

  • The Latest: Canadian Auger-Aliassime wins US Open juniors

    September 11, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):5:35 p.m.Felix Auger-Aliassime of Canada won the U.S. Open junior title Sunday, beating Miomir Kecmanovic of Serbia 6-3, 6-0.For the No. 6-seeded Auger-Aliassime, his victory over the fifth-seeded Kecmanovic gives him his first Grand Slam junior singles title after reaching the final at the French Open and winning the boys' doubles title at this year's French Open and last year's U.S. Open. He and fellow Canadian Benjamin Sigouin lost in the U.S. Open junior doubles final Saturday.

  • The Latest: Djokovic wins 1st set in US Open final

    September 11, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):5:25 p.m.Novak Djokovic has won the first set of the U.S. Open final against Stan Wawrinka in a tiebreaker.Djokovic dominated the tiebreaker 7-1 after some shaky moments earlier in the set. He wasted two set points against Wawrinka's serve while leading 5-2, then got broken when he tried to serve out the set in the next game, double-faulting on break point.

  • The Latest: US Open crowd observes moment for 9/11

    September 11, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):4:40 p.m.A moment of silence was observed at the U.S. Open to mark the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.Broadway performer Norm Lewis, who was set to sing the national anthem in Arthur Ashe Stadium prior to the men's singles final between Novak Djokovic and Stan Wawrinka, asked the crowd to observe the moment ''in memory of those lost 15 years ago today.''

  • The Latest: Djokovic, Wawrinka face off for US Open title

    September 11, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):4:20 p.m.Novak Djokovic and Stan Wawrinka are playing for the U.S. Open championship.The top-ranked Djokovic is seeking his 13th major title. Wawrinka is looking for his third, but he beat Djokovic in last year's French Open final.

  • The Latest: American Kayla Day wins US Open junior title

    September 11, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):4:15 p.m.Sixteen-year-old Kayla Day has won the U.S. Open junior tournament, completing an American sweep of the girls' singles and doubles.The No. 5-seeded Day defeated 13th-seeded Viktoria Kuzmova of Slovakia 6-3, 6-2 Sunday. Day, from Santa Barbara, California, earlier this year reached the semifinals of the Wimbledon juniors. She also won the national 18 championships that earned her a wild card into the Open's main draw, where she advanced past Madison Brengle before losing to No. 8-seeded Madison Keys.

  • The Latest: Mattek-Sands 1st US champ at Open since '11

    September 11, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):2:58 p.m.Bethanie Mattek-Sands is the first American to win the U.S. Open women's doubles championship since Liezel Huber and Lisa Raymond in 2011.No U.S. player had even reached the final since then, until Mattek-Sands and Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic took the title Sunday.

  • Mattek-Sands, Safarova win US Open; 3rd major doubles title

    September 11, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) Bethanie Mattek-Sands of the United States and Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic won the U.S. Open women's doubles title for their third Grand Slam trophy as a pair, beating the top-seeded French team of Caroline Garcia and Kristina Mladenovic 2-6, 7-6 (5), 6-4 on Sunday.

  • US Open champ Kerber starting to like sound of No. 1 ranking

    September 11, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) About to contest her third Grand Slam final of the year, Angelique Kerber couldn't help but hear the part of player introductions when she was announced to the crowd as soon-to-be No. 1 in the rankings.''It still sounds a little bit crazy,'' Kerber said a few hours later, the U.S. Open trophy by her side.

  • Body cameras, clocks among ideas in play for tennis's future

    September 11, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) What if they put tiny cameras on players to get more dramatic TV angles? What if serves that dribbled over the net were fair game? What if servers were on a 20-second clock to start points? And how about scrapping the pre-match warmup so matches actually start on time?

  • Body cameras, clocks among ideas in play for tennis' future

    September 11, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) What if they put tiny cameras on players to get more dramatic TV shots? What if serves that dribbled over the net were fair game? What if servers were on a 20-second clock to start points? And how about scrapping the pre-match warmup so matches actually start on time?

  • The Latest: Pliskova takes positives from 1st major final

    September 10, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on U.S. Open (all times local):8:35 p.m.Karolina Pliskova says she wasn't at all nervous during her first Grand Slam final.The 10th-seeded Pliskova had never even been to the round of 16 at a major before she blew past that milestone at the U.S. Open. And in Saturday's title match against the world's newly crowned No. 1 player, Pliskova was up a break in the third set over Angelique Kerber.

  • The Latest: Kerber beats Pliskova for 1st US Open title

    September 10, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on U.S. Open (all times local):6:27 p.m.Angelique Kerber won her first U.S. Open title and the second Grand Slam trophy of her breakthrough season, beating Karolina Pliskova 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 on Saturday.The No. 2-seeded Kerber came back to win five of the last six games after trailing by a break at 3-1 in the third set.

  • The Latest: Kerber, Pliskova into 3rd set in US Open final

    September 10, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on U.S. Open (all times local):5:46 p.m.Karolina Pliskova has taken the second set of the U.S. Open final against Angelique Kerber, sending the match to a third.Pliskova broke Kerber for the first time Saturday to go up 4-3 in the second set, then took it 6-4.

  • The Latest: Kerber wins 1st set of US Open final vs Pliskova

    September 10, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on U.S. Open (all times local):5:05 p.m.Angelique Kerber is one set from her second major title of 2016.Kerber won the first set of Saturday's U.S. Open final 6-3 over Karolina Pliskova. The big-serving Pliskova was broken just once in her last two matches combined, but Kerber got breaks in the first and last games of the set.

  • The Latest: Kerber, Pliskova face off for US Open title

    September 10, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on U.S. Open (all times local):4:20 p.m.Angelique Kerber and Karolina Pliskova are playing for the U.S. Open championship.Kerber, who is taking over the No. 1 ranking for the first time, is in her third major final of the year, while this is the first of Pliskova's career. Kerber won the Australian Open title and was the runner-up at Wimbledon. Pliskova had never even made a Grand Slam round of 16 before this tournament, but she upset Serena Williams in the semifinals to advance to Saturday's championship match.

  • What to Watch at US Open: Djokovic faces Wawrinka in final

    September 10, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) Novak Djokovic's U.S. Open final against Stan Wawrinka on Sunday will be the Serb's third Grand Slam title match of 2016 and his seventh in the past eight majors.It is Djokovic's 21st Grand Slam final in all, second in the history of men's tennis only to Roger Federer's 28. And it gives Djokovic the chance to gain more ground in the championship count, too, of course: He can raise his trophy total to 13, which would place him alone in fourth place behind Federer (17), Rafael Nadal (14) and Pete Sampras (14).

  • Hear that point? Tennis play-by-play for the ear a rare art

    September 10, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) From his tiny booth near the top of Arthur Ashe Stadium, David Law paints pictures for the ear.Thwacks of the balls, squeaks of the shoes, roars of the crowd, grunts and sometimes curses, from the players, are just the backdrop. Law, a BBC play-by-play announcer, layers in a flourish of rapid-fire descriptions of U.S. Open action that are aimed solely for the theater of the mind.

  • Hear that point? Tennis play-by-play for the ear a rarity

    September 10, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) From his tiny booth near the top of Arthur Ashe Stadium, David Law paints pictures for the ear.Thwacks of the balls, squeaks of the shoes, roars of the crowd, grunts and sometimes curses, from the players, are just the backdrop. Law, a BBC play-by-play announcer, layers in a flourish of rapid-fire descriptions of U.S. Open action that are aimed solely for the theater of the mind.

  • Stan Wawrinka outlasts Nishikori to reach 1st US Open final

    September 9, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) Stan Wawrinka spent the first set of his U.S. Open semifinal letting Kei Nishikori push him around the court.On an evening so humid his racket slipped out of his hand during one swing, Wawrinka never panicked. Down a set and a break Friday, he upped the pressure and handled the big points better, emerging with a 4-6, 7-5, 6-4, 6-2 victory.

  • The Latest: Wawrinka beats Nishikori in US Open semifinal

    September 9, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):9:40 p.m.Stan Wawrinka will face Novak Djokovic for the U.S. Open title in a rematch of last year's French Open final.Down a set and a break Friday, the third-seeded Wawrinka took control to oust Kei Nishikori 4-6, 7-5, 6-4, 6-2. He'll seek his third major championship Sunday against the top-ranked Djokovic, who he defeated at Roland Garros in 2015.

  • The Latest: Wawrinka up 2 sets to 1 against Nishikori in SF

    September 9, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):9 p.m.Stan Wawrinka is one set from his first U.S. Open final.The No. 3 seed Wawrinka has come back after dropping the opening set of his semifinal against No. 6 Kei Nishikori 6-4 on Friday night, taking the next two 7-5, 6-4 by breaking in the last game of each of those sets.

  • The Latest: Roof shut during Wawrinka vs. Nishikori Open SF

    September 9, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):8:45 p.m.Arthur Ashe Stadium's retractable roof is being closed because of rain during the third set of the U.S. Open semifinal between No. 3 Stan Wawrinka and No. 6 Kei Nishikori.They split the first two sets, and Wawrinka is leading 4-3, on serve, in the third.

  • The Latest: Wawrinka, Nishikori split 1st 2 sets of Open SF

    September 9, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):8:05 p.m.No. 3 seed Stan Wawrinka and No. 6 Kei Nishikori have split the opening two sets of their U.S. Open semifinal.Nishikori took the first set 6-4, then went up an early break in the second. But Wawrinka broke back, saved four break points at 3-all, another pair at 4-all, then broke Nishikori in the last game to grab the second set 7-5.

  • The Latest: Monfils 'sad' over McEnroe's criticism

    September 9, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):7:15 p.m.Gael Monfils says he was just trying to change up his strategy against Novak Djokovic, and he's sorry John McEnroe thinks that's ''unprofessional.''McEnroe, a commentator for ESPN, accused Monfils of not giving his full effort after falling behind 5-0 in a four-set, semifinal loss to the top-seeded Djokovic on Friday, at one calling him ''unprofessional'' in ''one of the greatest lack-of-effort matches in the semifinal of a major that I've ever seen.''

  • The Latest: Djokovic beats Monfils in odd-as-can-be Open SF

    September 9, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):5:56 p.m.Facing an opponent who occasionally played as if he had somewhere better to be, Novak Djokovic reached his 21st Grand Slam final and seventh at the U.S. Open with a bizarre 6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 6-2 victory over Gael Monfils on Friday.

  • The Latest: Monfils sends match against Djokovic to 4th set

    September 9, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):5:12 p.m.Gael Monfils has come to play, suddenly, while Novak Djokovic is getting his left shoulder massaged, as they head to a fourth set in their unusual U.S. Open semifinal.Djokovic took the first two sets 6-3, 6-2, and went up 2-0 in the third, with Monfils appearing barely interested at times. But Monfils came back to take the third set 6-3, and Djokovic got treatment on his shoulder during a couple of changeovers.

  • The Latest: Djokovic wins bizarre 1st set in US Open semis

    September 9, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):4:15 p.m.Novak Djokovic has won a bizarre first set against Gael Monfils in their U.S. Open semifinal.Djokovic raced to a 5-0 lead Friday, with Monfils looking extremely tight and struggling with double-faults. The 12-time major champion had triple set point while serving at 5-1, and Monfils was seemingly trying to give away the game. But that appeared to rattle Djokovic, and Monfils won that game and held in the next one, slicing everything back to draw errors from his opponent or lure him into the net for a passing shot.

  • The Latest: 2018 Laver Cup to be held in United States

    September 9, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):2:30 p.m.The second edition of the new Laver Cup exhibition event, pitting six men's tennis players from Europe against six from the rest of the world, will be held in the United States in 2018.

  • What to Watch at US Open: New No. 1 Kerber faces Pliskova

    September 9, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The last time the two women's finalists at this U.S. Open, Angelique Kerber of Germany and Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic, played each other, it really was no contest.Pliskova dominated the higher-ranked and more-experienced Kerber, not merely winning in straight sets, but dropping only four games along the way.

  • Pavic, Siegemund win US Open mixed doubles championship

    September 9, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) Mate Pavic of Croatia and Laura Siegemund of Germany won the U.S. Open mixed doubles championship in their first tournament together, beating the American duo of Rajeev Ram and CoCo Vandeweghe 6-4, 6-4 in the final Friday.Pavic and Siegemund decided to pair up shortly before the deadline to sign up for the draw at Flushing Meadows and did not drop a set during the tournament.

  • Kerber looks like No. 1 player in US Open semifinal victory

    September 9, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) Angelique Kerber earned the No. 1 ranking before she stepped on court, then she went out there and looked like a top-ranked player.Kerber is into her third major final of the year after dispatching Caroline Wozniacki in straight sets at the U.S. Open. She won the first four games en route to a 6-4, 6-3 victory that set up a rematch with Karolina Pliskova, who denied the German lefty the No. 1 ranking a few weeks ago then handed it to her Thursday night.

  • The Latest: Kerber beats Wozniacki to reach US Open final

    September 8, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):10:55 p.m.Angelique Kerber has reached her third major final this year after dispatching Caroline Wozniacki in straight sets at the U.S. Open.Kerber earned her first career No. 1 ranking before she even stepped on court Thursday with Serena Williams' loss in the first semifinal. Then Kerber went out and looked like a top-ranked player, winning the first four games en route to a 6-4, 6-3 victory.

  • The Latest: Pliskova pulls off rare Williams double at major

    September 8, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):10:40 p.m.Karolina Pliskova is only the fourth woman to beat both Williams sisters in the same Grand Slam tournament - and she thinks needing to face Venus in the U.S. Open's fourth round was quite useful when it came time to face Serena in the semifinals.

  • The Latest: Williams' coach blames US Open loss on hurt knee

    September 8, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):10 p.m.Serena Williams' coach is blaming her U.S. Open loss squarely on her injured left knee.Patrick Mouratoglou said after the straight-set semifinal upset by Karolina Pliskova on Thursday: ''It's impossible to compete without moving. That's why she missed so much, so many unforced errors, was because she was so slow.''

  • The Latest: Williams upset in US Open semifinals by Pliskova

    September 8, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):8:48 p.m.Serena Williams was upset in the U.S. Open semifinals for the second year in a row, beaten 6-2, 7-6 (5) by 10th-seeded Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic on Thursday night.Williams, who clutched at her left hamstring occasionally in the second set, double-faulted to end it.

  • The Latest: Murray and Soares into US Open doubles final

    September 8, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):8:20 p.m.The No. 4-seeded team of Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares took out the defending champions Thursday to advance to the U.S. Open men's doubles final, where they will face unseeded Pablo Carreno Busta and Guillermo Garcia-Lopez.

  • The Latest: Pliskova wins 1st set against Serena Williams

    September 8, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):7:50 p.m.Karolina Pliskova dominated the first set against Serena Williams to take a surprising lead in their U.S. Open semifinal.The 24-year-old Pliskova is in her first major semifinal, but she looked more relaxed than the 22-time Grand Slam champion in taking the opening set 6-2 in just 26 minutes Thursday, breaking Williams' serve twice.

  • USTA: Miami Open move to Orlando campus possible in future

    September 8, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) A U.S. Tennis Association official says it is ''within the realm of possibility'' that the joint ATP-WTA tournament in Key Biscayne could move at some point in the future to the new USTA National Campus in Florida.Kurt Kamperman, the USTA's chief executive for community tennis, said Thursday at a news conference about the facility that is opening in Orlando in January that if the owners of the Miami Open ''wanted to move'' the event, there would be room to build a suitable stadium.

  • The Latest: USTA National Campus in Florida opens in January

    September 8, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):6:50 p.m.Touted by the U.S. Tennis Association as the ''future home of American tennis,'' the USTA National Campus will open in Florida in January.The Orlando site has dozens of courts - including European red clay, green clay, indoor, outdoor hard courts like those used at the U.S. Open - as well as housing for junior players.

  • Top-seeded French team in US Open women's doubles final

    September 8, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The top-seeded French team of Caroline Garcia and Kristina Mladenovic advanced Thursday to the U.S. Open doubles final to take on No. 12-seeded Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Lucie Safarova.Garcia and Mladenovic, who won the French Open, defeated the sixth-seeded team of Martina Hingis and Coco Vandeweghe 6-3, 6-4 in one semifinal. Mattek-Sands and Safarova downed the fifth-seeded team of Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina 6-2, 7-6 (4) in the other.

  • What to Watch at US Open: Will Djokovic play full semifinal?

    September 8, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) Novak Djokovic's opponent in the U.S. Open semifinals, Gael Monfils, might just want to hole up somewhere safe until it's time to walk out on the court in Arthur Ashe Stadium on Friday afternoon.Don't practice too strenuously.Let someone else carry the racket bag.

  • Clijsters, Roddick nominated for tennis hall of fame

    September 8, 2016

    NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) Kim Clijsters and Andy Roddick are the International Tennis Hall of Fame nominees in the recent player category for the class of 2017.The hall announced Thursday who is on the ballot.Clijsters, one of six women to be ranked No. 1 in singles and doubles, won four Grand Slam singles titles - three at the U.S. Open, one at the Australian Open - and two major trophies in doubles. When she came out of retirement and won the 2009 U.S. Open in her third tournament back, she was the first mother to collect a major title since 1980.

  • No more tears: Stan Wawrinka ends del Potro's US Open run

    September 8, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) Juan Martin del Potro's magical month ended as it began - with the big Argentine crying on the court.This time, he wiped away tears with the match still going. Stan Wawrinka was about to serve out a four-set victory to usher an exhausted del Potro out of the U.S. Open, and the hardy faithful who stuck around past 1 a.m. wanted to serenade their beloved 2009 champ one more time.

  • The Latest: Wawrinka tops del Potro, into US Open semifinals

    September 8, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):1:20 a.m.Stan Wawrinka ended Juan Martin del Potro's run at the U.S. Open, winning in four sets for a second straight trip to the semifinals.The third-seeded Wawrinka pulled away for a 7-6 (5), 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 victory in a match that ended at 1:20 a.m. Thursday. The two-time major champ, who had to save a match point in his third-round win, will face sixth-seeded Kei Nishikori on Friday.

  • What to Watch at US Open: Williams tries to avoid SF stunner

    September 7, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) A year after one of the most significant and stunning losses of Serena Williams' illustrious career, she's made it back to the same stage of the same tournament: the U.S. Open semifinals.The stakes and opponent are different. Once again, there is history in the offing.

  • Pushed to brink, Williams edges Halep, returns to US Open SF

    September 7, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) Serena Williams' serve was broken for the first time at this year's U.S. Open. Twice, in fact. She dropped a set for the first time in the tournament, too, pushed to the brink by Simona Halep in the quarterfinals.In a match filled with fantastic shotmaking and enthralling exchanges, neither player budged until Williams righted herself in the third set to emerge with a 6-2, 4-6, 6-3 victory over Halep on Wednesday night to get back to the semifinals at Flushing Meadows.

  • The Latest: Williams tops Halep in 3 sets to reach Open SF

    September 7, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):9:38 p.m.Serena Williams emerged from her toughest test yet at this year's U.S. Open, edging Simona Halep 6-2, 4-6, 6-3 on Wednesday night to reach the semifinals.Halep, the 2014 French Open runner-up and seeded No. 5, was the first player to break Williams' serve in the tournament and the first to take a set off the No. 1 seed.

  • The Latest: American girls strong in US Open juniors

    September 7, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):9:20 p.m.American girls are making a strong statement in the U.S. Open junior tournament, taking 10 of the final 16 spots. That's the most girls from the United States to make it into the third round since the draw of that event expanded to 64 in 1984.

  • The Latest: Williams pushed to 3rd set by Halep at US Open

    September 7, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):9:05 p.m.Serena Williams and Simona Halep are heading to a third set in their U.S. Open quarterfinal.Williams, seeded No. 1 and seeking her record-breaking 23rd Grand Slam title, took the opening set 6-2 on Wednesday night despite being broken for the first time in the tournament.

  • The Latest: Anti-corruption body alerted to US Open match

    September 7, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):7:50 p.m.A first-round U.S. Open women's singles match will be looked into by tennis' anti-corruption organization because of possible irregular betting patterns.Tennis Integrity Unit spokesman Mark Harrison said Wednesday that 15th-seeded Timea Bacsinszky's 6-1, 6-1 victory over Vitalia Diatchenko last week is the only match that has been the subject of an alert at Flushing Meadows this year.

  • The Latest: USTA says noise caused by equipment malfunction

    September 7, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):6:15 p.m.The U.S. Tennis Association says a digital audio sound processor at court level malfunctioned during the U.S. Open quarterfinal between Andy Murray and Kei Nishikori.The second-ranked Murray dropped seven consecutive games after a let call caused by a loud noise from the malfunctioning equipment during a fourth-set point and lost to Kei Nishikori 1-6, 6-4, 4-6, 6-1, 7-5 on Wednesday.

  • The Latest: Murray loses way after let, beaten by Nishikori

    September 7, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):6:10 p.m.Andy Murray dropped seven consecutive games after a let call caused by a loud noise in the arena's speaker system during a fourth-set point and lost to Kei Nishikori 1-6, 6-4, 4-6, 6-1, 7-5 in the U.S. Open quarterfinals on Wednesday.

  • The Latest: Murray, Nishikori into fifth set after loud let

    September 7, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):5:05 p.m.Andy Murray was bothered by the chair umpire's decision to call a let on a loud noise that came from the stadium's speaker system and now finds himself headed to a fifth set against Kei Nishikori in the U.S. Open quarterfinals.

  • The Latest: Pliskova rolls past Konjuh, into US Open semis

    September 7, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):1:20 p.m.Karolina Pliskova dominated with her serve to roll past 18-year-old Ana Konjuh and into the U.S. Open semifinals.The 10th-seeded Pliskova won 6-2, 6-2 in just 57 minutes Wednesday, losing only one point on her serve in the first set. She'll face No. 1 Serena Williams or fifth-seeded Simona Halep on Thursday.

  • Williams, Murray, del Potro seek to book spots in US Open SF

    September 7, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The last spots in the U.S. Open semifinals will be decided Wednesday, with Serena Williams, Andy Murray and Juan Martin del Potro seeking to keep their dominant runs going.The top-seeded Williams, who hasn't lost a set or had her serve broken in the tournament so far, faces No. 5-seeded Simona Halep. Williams has won seven of their last eight meetings.

  • Petra Kvitova fires coach Frantisek Cermak

    September 7, 2016

    PRAGUE (AP) Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova is without a coach for the second time this year after firing former doubles specialist Frantisek Cermak to end a partnership that began in April.Kvitova announced her decision in a statement to local media after she returned from the U.S. Open, where she was eliminated by second-seeded Angelique Kerber 6-3, 7-5 in the fourth round.

  • Ball men? At US Open, chasing down balls has no age limit

    September 7, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) When 55-year-old banking executive Vijay Parimoo told his friends he would be a rookie ball boy at this year's U.S. Open, he expected, and got, a little teasing.''They were like, `Isn't there an age limit? Shouldn't there be?''' he said.

  • What to Watch at US Open: Williams-Halep, Konjuh-Pliskova

    September 7, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) After Serena Williams won her third-round match at the U.S. Open, she was asked how happy she was with her performance to that stage.Her answer: ''Obviously I don't feel like I'm `Serena' out there yet, but hopefully she'll come around the second week.''

  • The Latest: Djokovic in Open SF after another opponent stops

    September 6, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):10:25 p.m.Novak Djokovic moved into the U.S. Open semifinals for the 10th consecutive year when No. 9 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga stopped because of a hurt left knee, the defending champion's third opponent to pull out with an injury.

  • Wozniacki gets past injured Sevastova to reach US Open SF

    September 6, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) Doesn't matter to Caroline Wozniacki that she's ranked 74th. Or that she didn't win a Grand Slam match all year until she got to the U.S. Open. She was sure she was capable of another deep run at a major - and she was right.Wozniacki reached her fifth U.S. Open semifinal, and first at any Grand Slam tournament in two years, by beating an injured Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia 6-0, 6-2 on Tuesday night.

  • The Latest: Wozniacki beats injured Sevastova in US Open QF

    September 6, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):8:25 p.m.Former No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki reached her fifth U.S. Open semifinal, and first at any Grand Slam tournament in two years, by beating an injured Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia 6-0, 6-2 on Tuesday night.

  • The Latest: Lopez team knocks out Bryan brothers at US Open

    September 6, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):6:20 p.m.Lopez and Lopez have once again beaten Bryan and Bryan at a major tournament.The eighth-seeded Spanish doubles team of Feliciano Lopez and Marc Lopez defeated third-seeded Bob and Mike Bryan 7-6 (2), 4-6, 6-3 in the quarterfinals to deny the Bryans their quest for a 17th Grand Slam title. It was a rematch of the French Open final, where the Lopezes also beat the Bryans in three sets.

  • Kerber puts aside jet, deficit to top Vinci in US Open QFs

    September 6, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) At 4-all in the opening set of her U.S. Open quarterfinal Tuesday, Angelique Kerber noticed the loud roar of a jet flying past. She missed a shot, lost that point, glared overhead - then followed with a trio of unforced errors to get broken.

  • The Latest: Vinci says she'll ponder retiring at year's end

    September 6, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):5:45 p.m.Roberta Vinci, who stunned Serena Williams on the way to last year's U.S. Open final, says she will ponder retiring at the end of this season.After the 33-year-old Italian lost to Angelique Kerber 7-5, 6-0 in the quarterfinals at Flushing Meadows on Tuesday, Vinci was asked by a reporter whether she'd be back in 2017.

  • The Latest: Man who beat Nadal loses to Monfils in Open QFs

    September 6, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):4:17 p.m.Gael Monfils reached his first Grand Slam semifinal since 2008 with a straight-set victory at the U.S. Open over 24th-seeded Lucas Pouille, who upset Rafael Nadal a round earlier.The 10th-seeded Monfils beat Pouille 6-4, 6-3, 6-3 in an all-French quarterfinal Tuesday.

  • The Latest: Vinci falls apart after foot fault; Kerber wins

    September 6, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):1:40 p.m.Roberta Vinci fell apart after losing the opening set on a foot fault, allowing No. 2 seed Angelique Kerber to take last nine games and win their U.S. Open quarterfinal 7-5, 6-0 on Tuesday.

  • The Latest: Former No. 1 Ivanovic to take rest of 2016 off

    September 6, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):12:35 p.m.Former No. 1 Ana Ivanovic says she'll take the rest of the season off because of wrist and toe injuries.Ivanovic, the 2008 French Open champion, tweeted Tuesday about the decision to step away from the tour until 2017 - making the announcement one week after losing in the first round of the U.S. Open.

  • US Open lineup: Djokovic, Wozniacki and 2 Frenchmen

    September 6, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) Novak Djokovic, Caroline Wozniacki and Roberta Vinci will seek to return to the U.S. Open semifinals Tuesday, part of a lineup that also features two Frenchmen battling for a spot in the final four.The No. 1-seeded defending champ Djokovic takes on ninth-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, one of three French players in the quarterfinals. The other two, 24th-seeded Lucas Pouille and 10th-seeded Gael Monfils, face off for only the second time. Monfils won the previous meeting in five sets at last year's Australian Open.

  • Pouille & Monfils picked for Davis Cup semifinal vs. Croatia

    September 6, 2016

    PARIS (AP) Rising star Lucas Pouille and Gael Monfils have been selected to play for France in the Davis Cup semifinal against Croatia next week.Pouille knocked out 14-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal in the fourth round of the U.S. Open on Sunday, and faced Monfils in the quarterfinals later Tuesday, guaranteeing a French semifinalist.

  • Davis Cup: Coric should be fit for Croatia against France

    September 6, 2016

    ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) Borna Coric should be fit for Croatia's Davis Cup semifinal against France next week after retiring during his first-round match at the U.S. Open because of a knee injury.Croatia captain Zeljko Krajan was confident Coric would be available in naming him in the team on Tuesday.

  • Philipp Kohlschreiber to lead Germany against Poland

    September 6, 2016

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) Philipp Kohlschreiber will lead Germany against Poland in the Davis Cup playoffs despite a stress fracture in his right foot that forced him to miss the Olympics and to retire from his first-round match at the U.S. Open.Kohlschreiber surprisingly appeared at the U.S. Open, only to quit against Nicolas Mahut. He is Germany's top-ranked player at No. 26.

  • Andy Murray selected for Davis Cup semifinal vs Argentina

    September 6, 2016

    LONDON (AP) Andy Murray has been selected to lead Britain's team for the Davis Cup semifinal against Argentina next week.The second-ranked Murray could face resurgent Juan Martin del Potro in the best-of-five series at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow, Scotland, from Sept. 16-18.

  • Konjuh, 18, in 1st Slam QF after upsetting Radwanska at Open

    September 6, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) Trying to serve out the biggest victory of her career, 18-year-old Ana Konjuh was startled - right along with everyone else under the roof in Arthur Ashe Stadium - by a piercing noise coming from the U.S. Open arena's sound system during a ball toss.

  • The Latest: Croatian teen Konjuh upsets Radwanska at US Open

    September 5, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):11:15 p.m.Croatian teenager Ana Konjuh reached her first Grand Slam quarterfinal by upsetting No. 4 seed Agnieszka Radwanska 6-4, 6-4 at the U.S. Open on Monday night.Konjuh, who is 18 and ranked only 92nd, had never been past the third round at a major until this tournament. She was the junior champion at Flushing Meadows in 2013.

  • 141 mph serve - maybe - helps Murray top Dimitrov at US Open

    September 5, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The U.S. Open's serve-speed readout board told the world that Andy Murray smacked a serve at 141 mph.He had his doubts.''Sometimes,'' Murray said, ''the gun can be a bit wrong, possibly.''Taking 9 of 10 games at the outset, Murray overwhelmed Grigor Dimitrov 6-1, 6-2, 6-2 on Monday night to reach the quarterfinals for the 22nd time in his past 23 Grand Slam tournaments.

  • '12 champ Murray overwhelms Dimitrov, reaches US Open QFs

    September 5, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) Andy Murray won 9 of 10 games to start and overwhelmed Grigor Dimitrov 6-1, 6-2, 6-2 at the U.S. Open on Monday night to reach the quarterfinals for the 22nd time in his past 23 Grand Slam tournaments.During the changeover right before the last game, it suddenly began to rain, and play was delayed only slightly before the shower passed. The new retractable roof at Arthur Ashe Stadium was not closed.

  • France's Pouille, Monfils face off for spot in US Open semis

    September 5, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) Lucas Pouille is 22 years old and just reached his second Grand Slam quarterfinal. His countryman, Gael Monfils, recently turned 30 and is in his eighth.This season has been a breakthrough of sorts for both the youngster and the veteran, who meet Tuesday at the U.S. Open with at least one Frenchman guaranteed a spot in the semifinals.

  • The Latest: Murray easily beats Dimitrov to reach US Open QF

    September 5, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):9:25 p.m.Andy Murray won 9 of the first 10 games and overwhelmed Grigor Dimitrov 6-1, 6-2, 6-2 at the U.S. Open on Monday night to reach the quarterfinals for the 22nd time in his past 23 Grand Slam tournaments.

  • Serena Williams overtakes Federer for most Slam match wins

    September 5, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) Serena Williams now owns more victories in Grand Slam matches than anyone else in tennis' Open era, surpassing Roger Federer with her 308th.So, Serena, who'll wind up with more?''I don't know. We'll see,'' Williams said during her on-court interview after reaching the U.S. Open quarterfinals by beating Yaroslava Shvedova 6-2, 6-3 on Monday.

  • The Latest: Nishikori returns to US Open quarterfinals

    September 5, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):6:40 p.m.Kei Nishikori returned to the U.S. Open quarterfinals with a straight-set victory over No. 21-seeded Ivo Karlovic.The 2014 runner-up won 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (4) on Monday in the last singles match at the current Louis Armstrong Stadium. It will be torn down after the tournament, with a new venue to be built to replace it.

  • The Latest: So, Serena, who'll have more Slam match wins?

    September 5, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):5:40 p.m.After overtaking Roger Federer for most Grand Slam match wins in the Open era with 308, Serena Williams was asked who'll wind up retiring with more.Federer has 307 and can't increase that total until next season, because he is sitting out the U.S. Open and the rest of 2016 because of problems with his surgically repaired left knee.

  • Del Potro back in US Open quarterfinals after Thiem retires

    September 5, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) Juan Martin del Potro is the lowest-ranked man to reach the U.S. Open quarterfinals since Jimmy Connors in 1991, and it turns out a 27-year-old Argentine can share much in common with a 39-year-old American.At its root, the story captivating fans at Flushing Meadows is the same: the former champion making an unlikely run to reclaim past glory.

  • The Latest: Williams passes Federer with 308 Slam match wins

    September 5, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):5:25 p.m.Serena Williams surpassed Roger Federer for most Grand Slam match victories in tennis' Open era with No. 308, a 6-2, 6-3 win over Yaroslava Shvedova on Monday to reach the U.S. Open quarterfinals.

  • The Latest: Wawrinka wins in 4 sets, into US Open quarters

    September 5, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):4 p.m.Two-time major champion Stan Wawrinka blew a lead, smashed a racket and eventually pulled out a four-set victory to reach his fourth straight U.S. Open quarterfinal.After saving a match point in a five-set win in his last outing, Wawrinka was cruising against 63rd-ranked Illya Marchenko, who was playing in his first Grand Slam round of 16. Serving for the match in the third set, the third-seeded Wawrinka was broken and went on to lose a tiebreaker.

  • The Latest: Venus loses to Pliskova in 4th round at US Open

    September 5, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):3:40 p.m.Venus Williams failed to convert a match point and lost in the fourth round of the U.S. Open to a player a dozen years younger than her, 10th-seeded Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic.

  • The Latest: Halep beats Suarez Navarro at US Open

    September 5, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):1:05 p.m.Simona Halep made the quarterfinals at the U.S. Open for the second straight year, beating Carla Suarez Navarro in straight sets.The fifth-seeded Romanian won 6-2, 7-5 on Monday. She could face No. 1 Serena Williams next. The 22-time major champ plays Yaroslava Shvedova later in the day.

  • The Latest: Thiem retires, del Potro into US Open quarters

    September 5, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):1 p.m.Juan Martin del Potro is back in the U.S. Open quarterfinals after Dominic Thiem retired in the second set of their match.The eighth-seeded Thiem took a medical timeout to have trainers look at his right knee after the set's fifth game. He returned to the court for one point before deciding he couldn't go on.

  • Williams sisters, Murray, del Potro seek QF spots at US Open

    September 5, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) Juan Martin del Potro, Andy Murray and the Williams sisters are among those seeking to book their spots in the quarterfinals on Labor Day Monday at the U.S. Open.Del Potro, the 2009 champ who has won over fans with his comeback from left wrist surgeries, takes on eighth-seeded Dominic Thiem, who broke into the top 10 this year after reaching the French Open semifinals.

  • Billie Jean King: On Serena, Federer, Pokemon Go at US Open

    September 5, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) Billie Jean King's plaque is a ''Pokemon Go'' stop at the U.S. Open.The picture of King, with her accomplishments listed in bronze, greets visitors in the walkway to the USTA facility in Queens that bears her name. She tweeted: ''Have fun kids ... and adults!''

  • Finally in full match, Djokovic wins at Open despite elbow

    September 5, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) Novak Djokovic was not interested in discussing in any detail why he needed a trainer to work on his right elbow during an otherwise matter-of-fact 6-2, 6-1, 6-4 victory over Kyle Edmund on Sunday night that put the defending champion in the U.S. Open quarterfinals for the 10th consecutive year.

  • The Latest: Despite elbow issue, Djokovic into US Open QFs

    September 5, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):12:15 p.m.Novak Djokovic's right elbow was treated by a trainer in the third set of an otherwise matter-of-fact 6-2, 6-1, 6-4 victory over Kyle Edmund on Sunday night that put the defending champion in the U.S. Open quarterfinals for the 10th consecutive year.

  • The Latest: Djokovic has right elbow massaged by trainer

    September 4, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):11:45 p.m.Novak Djokovic's right elbow was massaged by a trainer during the third set of the defending champion's fourth-round U.S. Open match against Kyle Edmund.Djokovic played well and looked good while taking the opening two sets, 6-2, 6-1 on Sunday night. But after getting broken to cut his lead in the third set to 2-1, Djokovic called for the trainer, who manipulated and massaged the right elbow.

  • Dimitrov winning again, but now he faces Murray at US Open

    September 4, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) Andy Murray was the defending champion in 2014 when his 23-year-old opponent swept him out of Wimbledon.Grigor Dimitrov stormed into his first major semifinal that day, and surely many more would be to come.More than two years later, though, Dimitrov has yet to make it past the round of 16 at any Grand Slam since. His ranking, once in the top 10, plummeted all the way to 40th this summer, not long after he lost his opening match at five straight tournaments.

  • The Latest: Kerber beats Kvitova, into US Open quarterfinals

    September 4, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):9:55 p.m.Second-seeded Angelique Kerber beat two-time Wimbledon champ Petra Kvitova in straight sets to reach the U.S. Open quarterfinals for the first time since 2011.Kerber won 6-3, 7-5 on Sunday in a matchup of left-handers to set up a meeting with last year's runner-up, Roberta Vinci.

  • The Latest: France puts 3 in US QFs for 1st time in 89 years

    September 4, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):8:15 p.m.Lucas Pouille's upset of Rafael Nadal helped put three men from France into the quarterfinals of the American Grand Slam tournament for the first time in 89 years.The 24th-seeded Pouille joined No. 9 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and No. 10 Gael Monfils with fourth-round victories Sunday. Pouille and Monfils will play each other for a berth in the semifinals.

  • Un-retired Sevastova beats Konta, into US Open quarterfinals

    September 4, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) Latvian tennis player Anastasija Sevastova wore a Yankees cap to her news conference after she reached her first major quarterfinal.She bought it in Europe, not because she's a baseball fan, but simply because she likes the interlocking ''NY'' logo. Turns out, though, that New York is proving a very special place for an athlete who was retired at this time two years ago.

  • The Latest: Nadal upset by Pouille in US Open's 4th round

    September 4, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):7:30 p.m.Rafael Nadal was upset in the U.S. Open's fourth round by 24th-seeded Lucas Pouille of France 6-1, 2-6, 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (6) on Sunday, prolonging the 14-time Grand Slam title winner's quarterfinal drought at major tournaments.

  • Doubles player finishes match after scary fall into stands

    September 4, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) Nick Monroe went tumbling over the wall and suddenly realized it was a long way down, the world moving in slow motion as he fell head first toward the concrete floor.The American doubles player was crumpled on the ground for more than five minutes during Sunday's U.S. Open match, too dizzy to stand up. He was eventually able to walk back on court under his own power, and after passing a concussion test, he returned to finish out the last three games.

  • The Latest: Tsonga beats American Sock in US Open 4th round

    September 4, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):4:35 p.m.Jo-Wilfried Tsonga beat American Jack Sock in four sets to reach the U.S. Open quarterfinals for the second straight year.After failing to covert one match point in the third-set tiebreaker, the ninth-seeded Tsonga dominated the fourth for the 6-3, 6-3, 6-7 (7), 6-2 victory Sunday.

  • Umpire warns US Open player for using cellphone during match

    September 4, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) Like a schoolkid chastised by a teacher for texting in class, a player at the U.S. Open was caught using his cellphone during a changeover and was admonished by the chair umpire.Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus, the runner-up at the 2006 Australian Open, got in trouble Sunday while losing his fourth-round match against 10th-seeded Gael Monfils of France 6-3, 6-2, 6-3.

  • The Latest: Doubles player back after scary fall into stands

    September 4, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):4:05 p.m.American doubles player Nick Monroe returned to the court after a scary fall into the stands in his U.S. Open match.In the third set of his match with Donald Young on Sunday on the new Grandstand, Monroe was chasing down a ball wide of the court when he collided with a low barrier and tumbled over head first. Monroe stayed on the ground for several minutes as he was examined by medical staff before walking back on court under his own power. He was taken inside for further evaluation, then came back out to finish the match.

  • The Latest: Player caught using cellphone during Open match

    September 4, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):4 p.m.Marcos Baghdatis was warned by a chair umpire for using his cellphone during a changeover while losing his U.S. Open fourth-round match against Gael Monfils.Baghdatis, the runner-up at the 2006 Australian Open, sat in his sideline chair after falling behind 4-1 in the second set and fiddled with his phone, holding it near a white towel that was on his lap.

  • The Latest: Wozniacki beats Keys for 1st Slam QF since 2014

    September 4, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):2:50 p.m.Caroline Wozniacki eliminated eighth-seeded American Madison Keys 6-3, 6-4 Sunday to reach the U.S. Open quarterfinals, her deepest run at a Grand Slam tournament in two years.Wozniacki is a two-time runner-up at Flushing Meadows, but she is unseeded and ranked only 74th after a season filled with injuries and poor results. She hadn't won a match at a major in 2016 until arriving in New York.

  • The Latest: Gael Monfils rolls into US Open quarterfinals

    September 4, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):1:30 p.m.Gael Monfils' sizzling summer rolls on with a quarterfinal run at the U.S. Open.The 10th-seeded Frenchman swept Marcos Baghdatis 6-3, 6-2, 6-3 on Sunday to improve to 18-2 in matches he's played since a first-round loss at Wimbledon. That stretch includes the highest-level tournament title of his career at Washington.

  • The Latest: Un-retired Sevastova into US Open quarterfinals

    September 4, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):1:15 p.m.Anastasija Sevastova, who retired from tennis for nearly two years, has reached her first major quarterfinal.Sevastova upset 13th-seeded Johanna Konta 6-4, 7-5 on Sunday to become the first Latvian woman to make the final eight at a Grand Slam since Larisa Savchenko in 1994.

  • Vinci, last year's US Open runner-up, back in quarterfinals

    September 4, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) Roberta Vinci, last year's U.S. Open runner-up, is back in the quarterfinals.The seventh-seeded Italian beat 99th-ranked Lesia Tsurenko 7-6 (5), 6-2 on Sunday. Vinci has never reached the quarters at any of the other three Grand Slams, but she's now done it four times at Flushing Meadows.

  • Kyrgios stops with injury at US Open; Marchenko into 4th Rd

    September 4, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) Nick Kyrgios already was flexing his injured right hip before a game late in the first set of his third-round match at the U.S. Open. Then came a wild point that ended with him skidding to a stop on his knees on the sideline.Not long after that, the 14th-seeded Kyrgios again tried to stretch out his hip, before taking a medical timeout for help from a trainer. Soon enough, he was barely moving during points. Eventually, Kyrgios stopped while trailing 4-6, 6-4, 6-1 on Saturday night, allowing 63rd-ranked Illya Marchenko of Ukraine to reach the fourth round at a Grand Slam tournament for the first time.

  • The Latest: Kyrgios retires while trailing in Open's 3rd Rd

    September 3, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):11:20 p.m.Nick Kyrgios stopped playing because of an injury while trailing Illya Marchenko two sets to one in the U.S. Open's third round.The 14th-seeded Kyrgios took the first set 6-4 Saturday night in Arthur Ashe Stadium, then Marchenko took the next two 6-4, 6-1.

  • What to Watch at US Open: Will Djokovic work up a sweat?

    September 3, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) Maybe, just maybe, Novak Djokovic will work up a sweat in the U.S. Open's fourth round.He certainly has not been forced to expend much energy so far.After playing a total of 31 minutes after the first round, the No. 1 seed and defending champion plays for a berth in the quarterfinals Sunday night in Arthur Ashe Stadium against 84th-ranked Kyle Edmund of Britain.

  • The Latest: US teen Donaldson loses at Open to Karlovic, 37

    September 3, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):10:05 p.m.At age 37, Ivo Karlovic became the oldest man to reach the U.S. Open's fourth round since Jimmy Connors was 39 in 1991, ending the run of 19-year-old American qualifier Jared Donaldson.

  • The Latest: Wawrinka saves match point, edges Evans at Open

    September 3, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):9:15 p.m.Stan Wawrinka saved a match point and edged Dan Evans to reach the U.S. Open's fourth round.Wawrinka, a two-time major champion seeded No. 3, eventually emerged with a 4-6, 6-3, 6-7 (6), 7-6 (8), 6-2 victory over the 64th-ranked Evans on Saturday night.

  • The Latest: Venus Williams reaches 4th round at US Open

    September 3, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):9 p.m.Venus Williams closed in on a U.S. Open rematch against her sister, moving into the fourth round with a 6-1, 6-2 victory over 26th-seeded Laura Siegemund.The No. 6-seeded Williams broke Siegemund six of the eight times she served and won despite only producing 11 winners Saturday night.

  • The Latest: Nishikori moves on to fourth round at US Open

    September 3, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):8:30 p.m.Sixth-seeded Kei Nishikori defeated Nicolas Mahut 4-6, 6-1, 6-2, 6-2 to advance to the fourth round of the U.S. Open.Nishikori, who lost the 2014 final at Flushing Meadows to Marin Cilic, has now made it to the fourth round or better in all four Grand Slam tournaments this year. His best result at a major event this year was reaching the quarterfinals of the Australian Open, losing to eventual champion Novak Djokovic.

  • The Latest: Murray advances to final 16 at US Open

    September 3, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):6:45 p.m.Second-seeded Andy Murray held on to win his third-round match at the U.S. Open on Saturday, ensuring at least two British men will be in the tournament's final 16 for the first time in the Open era.

  • The Latest: Williams discusses gender equality in sports

    September 3, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):5:50 p.m.After moving ahead of Martina Navratilova for the most Grand Slam match victories by a woman in the Open era, and tying Roger Federer's mark for all players, Serena Williams offered some thoughts on gender equality in sports.

  • The Latest: Fan favorite del Potro rolls on at the US Open

    September 3, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):4:50 p.m.Juan Martin del Potro's comeback is rolling along at the U.S. Open.Del Potro, the 2009 champ who returned to Grand Slam competition this year after missing 2 1/2 years of major tournaments because of operations on his left wrist, had little trouble beating 11th-seeded David Ferrer 7-6 (3), 6-2, 6-3 to move into the fourth round.

  • The Latest: Serena sets Grand Slam milestone: 307 wins

    September 3, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):----3:20 p.m.Serena Williams' dominating third-round victory at the U.S. Open was notable for a new career milestone: 307 Grand Slam wins.Williams' 6-2, 6-1 win over 47th-ranked Johanna Larsson of Sweden improved her major-tournament mark to 307-42, putting her one win up on Martina Navratilova among women and tying Roger Federer among all players in the Open era.

  • The Latest: Young gun Dominic Thiem advances at US Open

    September 3, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):----2:20 p.m.Eighth-seeded Dominic Thiem overcame a shaky start Saturday to secure a spot in the fourth round of the U.S. Open.Thiem blasted 47 winners, 20 in the last set, on his way to a 1-6, 6-4, 6-4, 7-5 victory over 39th-ranked Pablo Carreno Busta. The Spaniard is now winless against top-10 players in 11 tries.

  • The Latest: Halep overcomes frustration, advances at US Open

    September 3, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):----1:50 p.m.Fifth-seeded Simona Halep smashed her racket in frustration en route to a 6-1, 2-6, 6-4, third-round victory over 34th-ranked Timea Babos at the U.S. Open.Halep, a finalist at Flushing Meadows a year ago, rallied from a 3-1 deficit in the deciding set and appeared to struggle with the power of the big-serving Hungarian, who blasted five aces and 25 total winners.

  • The Latest: Suarez Navarro moves into US Open round of 16

    September 3, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):12:40 p.m.Carla Suarez Navarro has defeated Elena Vesnina to secure a spot in the U.S. Open round of 16.The 11th-seeded Spaniard's 6-4, 6-3 victory over the 20th-seeded Vesnina marks the third time she has reached the fourth round or better at Flushing Meadows. Her best result was a quarterfinal run in 2013, losing to eventual champion Serena Williams.

  • The Latest: Sevastova follows upset with another US Open win

    September 2, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):12:35 p.m.Anastasija Sevastova has followed up her upset of Garbine Muguruza by equaling her best performance at a Grand Slam.About 38 hours after she stunned the French Open champ, the 48th-ranked Sevastova swept past No. 59 Kateryna Bondarenko 6-4, 6-1 on Friday to reach the round of 16 at the U.S. Open. The Latvian also made it that far at the 2011 Australian Open, but in May 2013, she retired after a series of injuries.

  • 3 past champions head US Open lineup

    September 2, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) Three past champions are on the U.S. Open lineup Friday, with Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Marin Cilic all seeking to move on to the round of 16.The No. 1-ranked Djokovic, who experienced problems with his right arm in the first round and didn't have to play in the second when his opponent withdrew with an injury, takes on 61st-ranked Mikhail Youzhny in a third-round match in Arthur Ashe Stadium.

  • The Latest: Fognini loses 5-setter to Ferrer at US Open

    September 2, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):12:55 a.m.Fabio Fognini of Italy lost ,000 from a fine for unsportsmanlike conduct for an earlier match, then lost a heartbreaker on court, too, beaten 6-0, 4-6, 5-7, 6-1, 6-4 by 11th-seeded David Ferrer of Spain in the second round.

  • What to Watch at US Open: How will Djokovic look after rest?

    September 2, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) Maybe a little extra rest did Novak Djokovic some good.Everyone should know the answer to that sometime Friday afternoon.That's when Djokovic, the U.S Open's defending champion and No. 1 seed, is scheduled to play his third-round match in Arthur Ashe Stadium against Mikhail Youzhny.

  • Fan favorite del Potro defeats American Johnson at US Open

    September 2, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) During player introductions before the night's final match on Arthur Ashe Stadium, the American received polite applause, the Argentine hearty cheers.Fact is, the U.S. Open faithful clearly consider 2009 champ Juan Martin del Potro an honorary New Yorker. And Steve Johnson is still establishing his credentials as the top men's player from the host nation.

  • The Latest: Del Potro tops American Johnson at US Open

    September 1, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):11:05 p.m.Juan Martin del Potro, the 2009 U.S. champ, is into the third round at Flushing Meadows for the first time since 2012.Del Potro swept 19th-seeded American Steve Johnson 7-6 (5), 6-3, 6-2 on Thursday. The Argentine may be ranked 142nd after three left wrist surgeries, but he's been playing like the major champion he is the last couple of months. Since the start of Wimbledon, he's posted victories over Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Stan Wawrinka and won an Olympic silver medal.

  • The Latest: Donaldson on surprise run to US Open third round

    September 1, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):10:35 a.m.American qualifier Jared Donaldson has won the first two Grand Slam matches of his career to advance to the third round of the U.S. Open.The 19-year-old Donaldson, who is currently ranked No. 122, defeated Viktor Troicki 7-5, 6-3, 6-3 on Thursday, following up on his 4-6, 7-5, 6-4, 6-0 upset of David Goffin in the first round.

  • In front of Beyonce, Serena Williams not happy with Open win

    September 1, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) Maybe Serena Williams simply wanted to put on a better show for her pal Beyonce.Looking rather displeased with herself at times, including when she shook her head and smirked on the way to the net for a post-victory handshake Thursday night, Williams still managed to tie Martina Navratilova's professional-era women's record with her 306th career victory in Grand Slam matches.

  • The Latest: Serena honored by 'greatest athlete ever' ad

    September 1, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):10 p.m.When Serena Williams speaks, Nike listens.Asked at a news conference at Wimbledon about how she feels to considered ''one of the greatest female athletes of all time,'' she replied she would rather be thought of as ''one of the greatest athletes of all time.''

  • The Latest: Williams ties Navratilova with 306th Slam win

    September 1, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):8:35 p.m.Serena Williams tied Martina Navratilova's professional-era women's record with her 306th career victory in a Grand Slam match, beating Vania King 6-3, 6-3 to reach the U.S. Open's third round.

  • What's the buzz at US Open? The buzz when the roof is closed

    September 1, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) From his noseblood seats just under the closed, retractable roof at Arthur Ashe Stadium, Dave Harris had to raise his voice to be heard.It's not exactly what he expected from his first trip to the U.S Open. A constant, low-grade noise, somewhere between a buzzing hive and a rushing waterfall appeared to combine the collected murmurs of more than 20,000 fans, the hum of the air-conditioning units and a driving rainstorm pounding on the Teflon fabric roof.

  • The Latest: Pavlyuchenkova beats Mladenovic in over 3 hours

    September 1, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):6:35 p.m.It took 3 hours, 2 minutes, equaling the fifth-longest U.S. Open women's singles match on record, for 17th-seeded Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia to get past Kristina Mladenovic of France and reach the third round.

  • The Latest: No. 6 Nishikori wins in 4 sets again at US Open

    September 1, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):5:50 p.m.Kei Nishikori seized the momentum after a long rain delay and won his second straight four-set match at the U.S. Open.The sixth-seeded Nishikori beat 20-year-old qualifier Karen Khachanov 6-4, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 on Thursday to reach the third round. When rain halted action, the players had split the first two sets and were knotted at 4-4 in the third.

  • The Latest: Tomic fined K at Open; Fognini, Johnson K

    September 1, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):5:45 p.m.Australian tennis player Bernard Tomic has been fined ,000 by the U.S. Open for a vulgar comment directed at a spectator during his first-round loss.Among various other fines announced by the tournament Thursday were ,000 apiece for Fabio Fognini of Italy and Steve Johnson of the U.S.

  • The Latest: Venus Williams cruises into US Open 3rd round

    September 1, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):5:30 p.m.Venus Williams breezed through her second-round match at the U.S. Open.The seven-time major champ had spent 2 hours, 42 minutes on court in a tense three-set victory over 93rd-ranked Kateryna Kozlova on Tuesday. But against German veteran Julia Goerges on Thursday, Williams won 6-2, 6-3 in 78 minutes.

  • The Latest: Play resumes at US Open outer courts after rain

    September 1, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):4:50 p.m.Play has resumed on the outer courts at the U.S. Open after a rain delay of more than 2+ hours.Sixth-seeded Kei Nishikori and No. 8 Dominic Thiem were among the players who had their matches halted Thursday. Nishikori split the first two sets against qualifier Karen Khachanov.

  • The Latest: Murray advances in straight sets at US Open

    September 1, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):3:40 p.m.Wimbledon champ Andy Murray advanced to the third round at the U.S. Open with another straight-set victory.The second-seeded Murray beat Marcel Granollers 6-4, 6-1, 6-4 on Thursday under the roof at Arthur Ashe Stadium with play suspended on the outer courts. The heavy rain outside made quite a clatter on the new roof, and Murray said in his on-court interview that it was tough at first because it was hard to hear the ball.

  • The Latest: Rain suspends play on US Open outer courts

    September 1, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):2:15 p.m.Play has been suspended on the outer courts at the U.S. Open because of rain.Matches started an hour late Thursday after morning showers. Players were on court for just over two hours before the skies opened up again.

  • The Latest: Halep wins under the roof to advance at US Open

    September 1, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):1 p.m.Fifth-seeded Simona Halep beat 2015 French Open runner-up Lucie Safarova in straight sets to move on to the third round of the U.S. Open.Halep won 6-3, 6-4 under the roof at Arthur Ashe Stadium on Thursday. On a rainy morning, the new roof was closed at the start of a match for the first time after it made its debut in the middle of Rafael Nadal's win Wednesday night.

  • The Latest: Play resumes outside at US Open after rain delay

    September 1, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):12:35 p.m.Play has started on the outer courts at the U.S. Open after a delay of just over an hour.Rain pushed back the start of every match Thursday other than the one at Arthur Ashe Stadium, which now has a roof.

  • The Latest: USTA and Adidas strike branding deal

    September 1, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):12:30 p.m.The U.S. Tennis Association announced a multi-year partnership with Adidas on Thursday to make the German sportswear giant the official sponsor of USTA player development.Financial terms were not disclosed for the deal, which gives Adidas a presence throughout the USTA National Campus in Orlando, Fla. - the headquarters of the organization's player development efforts - and branding of the USTA's top-flight junior tournament series and league tennis.

  • Williams sisters play back-to-back in Ashe at rainy US Open

    September 1, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) Venus and Serena Williams are set to play back-to-back, second-round matches Thursday in Arthur Ashe Stadium, which may need its new retractable roof for much of the day because light rain is falling and more is expected.No. 6-seeded Venus Williams will take on Julia Goerges of Germany in the afternoon, followed by No. 1 Serena Williams against Vania King in an all-American matchup to start the night session.

  • Blinded by the bright? US Open fashion screams neon loud

    September 1, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) At this year's U.S. Open, the fashion's so bright, you gotta wear shades.Ultra-bright, neon hues of yellow, pink and orange are exploding all over the courts at Flushing Meadows, with players decked out in outfits down to the socks and shoelaces that make a screaming, flashbulb-like assault on the rods and cones. Think a desk full of highlighter pens, only brighter.

  • What to Watch at US Open: del Potro-Johnson; Venus, Serena

    September 1, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) When the U.S. Open decided to give 2009 champion Juan Martin del Potro a wild-card invitation this year, it rankled American player Steve Johnson.What if, Johnson wondered aloud, del Potro was to wind up beating someone from the United States in the first round of the country's Grand Slam tournament?

  • USTA: Spectator arrested for jumping over court wall at Open

    September 1, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The U.S. Tennis Association says a spectator was arrested by police after he jumped over a wall surrounding a U.S. Open court at the end of a match.USTA spokesman Chris Widmaier said the man got onto Court 13 after Kateryna Bondarenko's 5-7, 7-6 (5), 7-5 victory over Zheng Saisai, the last match at that court Wednesday night.

  • The Latest: Nadal first match winner with the roof closed

    August 31, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):11:50 p.m.Rafael Nadal is the first match winner with the roof closed.The fourth-seeded Spaniard defeated Andreas Seppi 6-0, 7-5, 6-1 to advance to the third round, where he will take on Andrey Kuznetsov of Russia.

  • French Open champ Muguruza again loses in a major 2nd round

    August 31, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) Garbine Muguruza can't imagine taking off much more than two weeks, let alone nearly two years.So much has happened to the young Spaniard in the last few months since she beat Serena Williams to win her first major title at the French Open. Yet now that she's followed that up by losing in the second round at consecutive Grand Slams, Muguruza insisted she doesn't need to recharge or reset.

  • Open and shut! US Open closes roof for 1st time during match

    September 1, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The U.S. Open closed its new, 0 million retractable roof atop Arthur Ashe Stadium during a match for the first time Wednesday night.The shutting of the cover resulted in a suspension of play of less than 7 1/2 minutes at 3-all in the second set of Rafael Nadal's 6-0, 7-5, 6-1 victory against Andreas Seppi in the second round.

  • The Latest: US Open's roof closed during match for 1st time

    August 31, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):10:45 p.m.The U.S. Open's new 0 million retractable roof atop Arthur Ashe Stadium has been closed for the first time during a match.The cover was shut because of rain that fell at 3-3 in the second set of Rafael Nadal's second-round match against Andreas Seppi on Wednesday night.

  • The Latest: Madison Keys wins in US Open 2nd round in rout

    August 31, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):9:20 p.m.Madison Keys wrapped up her U.S. Open match much earlier this time.After her first-round victory took nearly 2+ hours and ended close to 2 a.m., the eighth-seeded American routed 16-year-old Kayla Day 6-1, 6-1 in 48 minutes Wednesday.

  • The Latest: Sevastova came back for moments like this

    August 31, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):9:05 p.m.Anastasija Sevastova says moments like her U.S. Open upset of Garbine Muguruza are why she came out of retirement.Sevastova beat the French Open champ 7-5, 6-4 on Wednesday night at Arthur Ashe Stadium, the world's largest tennis venue. In an on-court interview, the 26-year-old Latvian said she returned to tennis early last season for ''Grand Slams, playing on the biggest stage.''

  • The Latest: Muguruza loses again in Grand Slam 2nd round

    August 31, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):9 p.m.Garbine Muguruza has lost in the second round in back-to-back majors since winning the French Open title.The third-seeded Spaniard was upset in straight sets Wednesday by Anastasija Sevastova, who returned to tennis last season after a nearly two-year retirement. The 48th-ranked Sevastova won 7-5, 6-4 to reach the third round at the U.S. Open for the first time.

  • The Latest: American teen CiCi Bellis into US Open 3rd round

    August 31, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):8:10 p.m.American teen CiCi Bellis is sticking around a little longer at the U.S. Open this time.The 17-year-old qualifier rallied to beat fellow American Shelby Rogers 2-6, 6-2, 6-2 in the second round Wednesday. Two years ago, Bellis became the darling of the tournament when she upset Australian Open runner-up Dominika Cibulkova in the first round, before losing in her next match.

  • Konta collapses on court, comes back to win US Open match

    August 31, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) Johanna Konta sat on a towel along the baseline, her racket resting by her feet, an ice bag under each arm, chest heaving.Fans murmured with concern in the stands and her opponent stood next to her chair, unsure what to do.Asked later how she was feeling - physically - the 25-year-old Brit replied instead: ''I'm feeling a little embarrassed.''

  • The Latest: Cilic into US Open 3rd round in straight sets

    August 31, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):7:50 p.m.Marin Cilic, the 2014 U.S. Open champ, advanced to the third round.The seventh-seeded Cilic needed just 1 hour, 40 minutes to beat Sergiy Stakhovsky 6-1, 6-2, 6-3 on Wednesday.---6:05 p.m.

  • The Latest: Raonic stunned by 120th-ranked qualifier from US

    August 31, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):6:05 p.m.Wimbledon runner-up Milos Raonic hit 15 double-faults and lost to 120th-ranked qualifier Ryan Harrison of the United States 6-7 (4), 7-5, 7-5, 6-1 in the U.S. Open's second round.The fifth-seeded Raonic was treated by a trainer for problems with his left wrist and left thigh during Wednesday's match and generally looked weary as play went on.

  • The Latest: Kerber beats Lucic-Baroni in US Open 2nd round

    August 31, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):5:25 p.m.Angelique Kerber had to work a bit harder in her second match, but she's still through to the U.S. Open third round without dropping a set.The Australian Open champ blew a 4-1 lead in the second set then had to save three set points before pulling out a 6-2, 7-6 (7) win in 92 minutes over Mirjana Lucic-Baroni on Wednesday.

  • The Latest: Konta collapses on court, goes on to win match

    August 31, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):4:30 p.m.Johanna Konta has won a three-set match after collapsing to the court late in the second.The 13th-seeded Konta advanced to the third round at the U.S. Open with a 6-2, 5-7, 6-2 victory in 2 hours, 33 minutes over Tsvetana Pironkova on Wednesday.

  • The Latest: Kvitova's secret to US Open wins - no practice

    August 31, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):4:15 p.m.Two-time Wimbledon champ Petra Kvitova has always said she prefers the genteel calm of the All England Club to the bustle of New York City.The U.S. Open remains the only major at which Kvitova has yet to reach at least the semifinals, but maybe she's started to figure out her annual trip to the Big Apple: Just don't practice.

  • The Latest: Konta collapses to court, plays on at US Open

    August 31, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):3:45 p.m.Johanna Konta is back on court after collapsing during her U.S. Open second-round match.The 13th-seeded Konta went down late in the second set Wednesday against Tsvetana Pironkova. As medical staff attended to her, she told them her heart started racing and she felt as though she was in shock. Temperatures were in the mid-80s on Wednesday.

  • The Latest: John Isner outlasts Darcis in 4 sets at US Open

    August 31, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):3:30 p.m.Playing an opponent also coming off a five-set match, American John Isner advanced in four sets in the second round of the U.S. Open.The 20th-seeded Isner beat Steve Darcis 6-3, 6-4, 6-7 (10), 6-3 in 2 hours, 54 minutes Wednesday. Both rallied from two sets down in the first round: Isner spent 3 hours, 27 minutes on court Monday, while Darcis needed 4 hours, 11 minutes.

  • The Latest: Wozniacki rallies to upset Kuznetsova at US Open

    August 31, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):3:05 p.m.Two-time U.S. Open runner-up Caroline Wozniacki has defeated a top-10 opponent for the first time in nearly a year, bouncing back from a horrid start to beat 2004 champ Svetlana Kuznetsova.

  • Djokovic moves on at US Open after injured Vesely withdraws

    August 31, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) Novak Djokovic will get a couple of extra days to rest up from his various ailments.The defending champ moved on to the third round of the U.S. Open when his opponent withdrew before their match Wednesday. The top-ranked Djokovic had faced a potentially tricky matchup with Jiri Vesely, who defeated him last spring in their only meeting.

  • The Latest: Djokovic moves on as injured Vesely withdraws

    August 31, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):1:30 p.m.Novak Djokovic will move on to the third round of the U.S. Open after his opponent withdrew before their match because of injury.The top-ranked Djokovic faced a potentially tricky second-round matchup Wednesday against Jiri Vesely, who defeated him in their only meeting last spring. But Vesely pulled out of the tournament with left forearm inflammation a couple of hours before their match would have started.

  • The Latest: Vinci cruises past McHale into US Open 3rd round

    August 31, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):12:20 p.m.The 2015 U.S. Open runner-up, Roberta Vinci, cruised into the third round for the sixth straight year.The seventh-seeded Italian beat American Christina McHale 6-1, 6-3 on Wednesday. Vinci needed just 22 minutes to win the first set.

  • Djokovic gets rematch vs Vesely in US Open 2nd round

    August 31, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The victory came on clay, and it came 4 1/2 months ago.It also came at a time when Novak Djokovic seemed virtually unbeatable - something that doesn't seem so certain now.When Jiri Vesely upset the world's No. 1 player in Monte Carlo in April, Djokovic hadn't lost a completed match since November.

  • Croatia's Ivo Karlovic hits 61 aces to set US Open record

    August 31, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) Ivo Karlovic hit 61 aces, the most in a U.S. Open match, during his five-set victory in the first round.The 6-foot-11 Croatian broke the previous record of 49, established by Richard Krajicek in a 1999 quarterfinal loss.Karlovic, who is seeded 21st, beat Yen-hsun Lu of Taiwan 4-6, 7-6 (4), 6-7 (4), 7-6 (5), 7-5 on Tuesday, holding in 28 of his 29 service games.

  • The Latest: Husband of 2015 champ calls Open worst Slam

    August 31, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):11:50 p.m.Docked a point at the U.S. Open for removing a line judge's sunglasses during a match he wound up winning, Fabio Fognini of Italy called the tournament the worst of the Grand Slams.

  • The Latest: Serena Williams says she's used cupping therapy

    August 30, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):11:35 p.m.Serena Williams has used the cupping therapy that drew so much attention during the Olympics when Michael Phelps won gold with purple circles dotting his shoulder and back.But the 22-time major champion says it's been for relaxation, not recovery.

  • For del Potro and Tipsarevic, 1st US Open wins since 2013

    August 30, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) Juan Martin del Potro and Janko Tipsarevic found themselves on a practice court together at Wimbledon, though they spent more time talking than hitting the ball.They swapped tales of undergoing surgery after surgery, of the anguish of missing so much tennis and wondering if their injuries would ever heal.

  • The Latest: Murray wins; trying for 4th Slam final of '15

    August 30, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):11:20 p.m.Andy Murray got off to an easy start at the U.S. Open in his attempt to become the fourth man in the Open era to reach all four Grand Slam finals in a single season.The 2012 champion at Flushing Meadows and seeded No. 2 this year, Murray beat Lukas Rosol 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 on Tuesday night to get to the second round.

  • Sore shoulder? Serena Williams opens US Open with easy win

    August 30, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) If this is how Serena Williams serves when she can't practice properly because her right shoulder is sore, watch out when she's 100 percent healthy.A year after falling two wins short of a calendar-year Grand Slam by bowing out in the U.S. Open semifinals, Williams showed zero signs of shoulder trouble Tuesday night as she began her bid for a record-breaking 23rd major title.

  • The Latest: Steve Johnson rallies for 5-set win at US Open

    August 30, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):9:15 p.m.American Steve Johnson rallied from down two sets and a break to move on to the second round at the U.S. Open.The 19th-seeded Johnson outlasted Evgeny Donskoy 4-6, 1-6, 7-6 (2), 6-3, 6-3 in 3 hours, 13 minutes.

  • The Latest: Serena Williams sweeps past Makarova at US Open

    August 30, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):8:50 p.m.Serena Williams' serve was in fine form in a routine first-round win over Ekaterina Makarova at the U.S. Open.The top-seeded Williams had played just three singles matches since Wimbledon because of a sore right shoulder, but it didn't show as she hit 12 aces, with only one double-fault, in a 6-3, 6-3 victory Tuesday in 63 minutes.

  • The Latest: In another Tomic outburst, lewd comments to fan

    August 30, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):7:55 p.m.In the latest outburst by Bernard Tomic, the Australian muttered at a heckler during his U.S. Open match that he was going to perform a lewd act on that person.Tomic said after his first-round loss Tuesday that he apologized to the fan afterward. He added, though: ''He definitely baited me the whole set for me to say that. But I do apologize if there were people around that heard. That's all I can say.''

  • The Latest: 2009 champ del Potro wins in return to US Open

    August 30, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):---7:10 p.m.Juan Martin del Potro, the 2009 champ, has won his opening match in his first U.S. Open since 2013.Del Potro beat fellow Argentine Diego Schwartzman 6-4, 6-4, 7-6 (3) on Tuesday after missing the tournament the last two years because of three left wrist surgeries.

  • The Latest: Venus Williams advances in 3 sets at US Open

    August 30, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):6:50 p.m.Venus Williams needed three sets to win her 18th first-round match at the U.S. Open.She defeated Kateryna Kozlova of Ukraine 6-2, 5-7, 6-4 despite 63 unforced errors.Williams led 5-2 in the third set, but the 22-year-old Kozlova pushed her to the limit in the 2-hour, 42-minute match.

  • Another early exit for Ana Ivanovic at US Open

    August 30, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) Ana Ivanovic is searching for answers after another disappointing performance in the U.S. Open.Ivanovic was eliminated in the first round for the second straight year when she had seven double-faults and 41 unforced errors Tuesday in a 7-6 (4), 6-1 loss to 89th-ranked Denisa Allertova of the Czech Republic.

  • The Latest: Wawrinka advances in straight sets at US Open

    August 30, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):4:50 p.m.Third-seeded Stan Wawrinka advanced to the second round of the U.S. Open with a straight-set win.The two-time major champion beat Fernando Verdasco 7-6 (4), 6-4, 6-4 on Tuesday despite more unforced errors than winners (37-30). He saved all four break points he faced, while converting two of his five chances, which was just enough for the victory.

  • 10 years after last pro match, Andre Agassi visits US Open

    August 30, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) For all of his victories during two decades on the tennis tour, including eight Grand Slam titles, Andre Agassi looks back most fondly these days on the aftermath of a loss.During an interview Tuesday in the city where he played his last professional match 10 years ago, Agassi called the way he walked away from the sport as good a moment as he had on court during his lengthy, successful always-in-the-spotlight career

  • The Latest: American teen Donaldson upsets Goffin at US Open

    August 30, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):4:30 p.m.American teen Jared Donaldson has upset 12th-seeded David Goffin for his first career win over a top-30 player.The 19-year-old qualifier won 4-6, 7-5, 6-4, 6-0 in the first round of the U.S. Open on Tuesday for his first victory at a major. He had lost in straight sets in his two previous Grand Slam matches, both at Flushing Meadows. Donaldson is ranked a career-best 122nd.

  • The Latest: Sam Querrey can't build on Djokovic win

    August 30, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):4:10 p.m.American Sam Querrey couldn't build on his upset of Novak Djokovic in his next Grand Slam.The 29th-seeded Querrey lost to Janko Tipsarevic 7-6 (4), 6-7 (0), 6-3, 6-3 in the first round of the U.S. Open on Tuesday. It was a tough opening matchup for Querrey - Tipsarevic is a former top-10 player whose ranking is down to 250th after a series of injuries. A two-time quarterfinalist at Flushing Meadows, Tipsarevic got in on a protected ranking.

  • The Latest: 2011 champion Stosur advances at US Open

    August 30, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):---3:30 p.m.Samantha Stosur has advanced to the second round of the U.S. Open with a 7-5, 6-7 (4), 6-1 win over Camila Giorgi.The 2011 U.S. Open champion needed three sets against Giorgi, who had an ace to win the second-set tiebreaker. But the 67th-ranked Giorgi got off to a slow start in the third, with Stosur taking a 4-0 lead in the deciding set.

  • The Latest: 2014 runner-up Nishikori avoids 1st-round exit

    August 30, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):----1:50 p.m.Rio Olympics bronze medalist and 2014 U.S. Open runner-up Kei Nishikori has avoided what would have been his fourth first-round exit in his past six appearances at Flushing Meadows.

  • The Latest: Ana Ivanovic out in 1st round of US Open again

    August 30, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):----1:30 p.m.Ana Ivanovic is out of the U.S. Open in the first round for the second straight year after a 7-6 (4), 6-1 loss to Denisa Allertova of the Czech Republic.Ivanovic is a former No. 1 player and 2008 French Open winner who has slipped to No. 31 in the rankings.

  • The Latest: Simona Halep 'less than 9' in victory at US Open

    August 30, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):----12:30 p.m.Simona Halep gave herself ''less than 9'' for her quick work in Kirsten Flipkens 6-0, 6-2 in the first match on Arthur Ashe Stadium.The Romanian was ahead 6-0, 5-0 with countrywoman Nadia Comaneci cheering her on. Comaneci was the first gymnast to score a perfect 10 at the 1976 Montreal Olympics.

  • Venus, Serena Williams featured on Ashe in Day 2 of US Open

    August 30, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) Venus and Serena Williams are among the featured matches on Arthur Ashe Stadium at the U.S. Open.Venus will take on Kateryna Kozlova of Ukraine in the afternoon Tuesday before her top-ranked sister plays Ekaterina Makarova of Russia in the night match at the stadium with the new retractable roof.

  • Keys outlasts fellow American Riske in late night at US Open

    August 30, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) Madison Keys slept until almost 11 a.m. Monday. She didn't arrive at Arthur Ashe Stadium until 6:30 p.m., knowing that a late night on court awaited her.Keys and fellow American Alison Riske didn't envision it going quite so late. Their first-round U.S. Open match didn't end until 1:48 a.m. Tuesday.

  • The Latest: Keys rallies for late-night win at US Open

    August 30, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):---1:50 a.m.Eighth-seeded Madison Keys rallied from down a set and a break to outlast fellow American Alison Riske in a first-round U.S. Open match that ended at 1:48 a.m. Tuesday morning.Keys, who took a medical timeout in the second set to have a trainer manipulate her right shoulder, won 4-6, 7-6 (5), 6-2 in 2 hours, 26 minutes.

  • The Latest: Keys, Riske into late-night 3rd set at US Open

    August 30, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):---1:15 a.m.Americans Madison Keys and Alison Riske are headed to a third set in a first-round U.S. Open match that started Monday night and extended into Tuesday morning. Riske won the first set 6-4, then the eighth-seeded Keys pulled out the second 7-6 (5).

  • Serena's US Open begins with tough matchup vs Makarova

    August 29, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) Serena Williams hadn't played much coming into the Grand Slam tournament. An injury hampered her preparation, and she served miserably in the match.That was the story in the fourth round of the 2012 Australian Open, when a young Russian lefty named Ekaterina Makarova stunned Williams in straight sets. The victory fueled Makarova's surge up the rankings, and by the 2014 U.S. Open, she was in the top 20 and facing the American in the semifinals.

  • The Latest: Djokovic bothered by right arm in US Open win

    August 29, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):11 p.m.Novak Djokovic was bothered by his right arm during a first-round victory at the U.S. Open, getting treatment from a trainer, hitting slow serves and grimacing after some shots.Still, the defending champion got through the match Monday night, beating Jerzy Janowicz of Poland 6-3, 5-7, 6-2, 6-1.

  • The Latest: Sock outlasts teen Fritz in 5 sets at US Open

    August 29, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):9:40 p.m.Jack Sock withstood Taylor Fritz's repeated comebacks to win the second five-set match between American men Monday at the U.S. Open.The 26th-seeded Sock took the first two sets, dropped the next two, then went up two breaks in the fifth only for the 18-year-old Fritz to erase both of those. But Sock broke Fritz's serve again to clinch a 7-6 (3), 7-5, 3-6, 1-6, 6-4 win in 3 hours, 21 minutes.

  • The Latest: Raonic moves on in straight sets at US Open

    August 29, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):9:10 p.m.Fifth-seeded Milos Raonic advanced to the second round at the U.S. Open with a straight-set win.The Wimbledon runner-up beat 86th-ranked Dustin Brown 7-5, 6-3, 6-4 on Monday. Raonic had 41 winners.

  • Olympic gold medalist Monica Puig out in US Open 1st round

    August 29, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) Sure, Monica Puig would have loved another week between the Olympics and the U.S. Open to ''come down from the high'' of becoming Puerto Rico's first gold medalist.Then again, that's not how the tennis calendar works. Puig realizes that if she wants to climb back to those heights, she'll need to figure out this sort of turnaround.

  • The Latest: US Open roof makes its world premiere

    August 29, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):7:55 p.m.Arthur Ashe Stadium's new roof has made its world premiere.As Phil Collins sang the first notes of ''In the Air Tonight'' during the U.S. Open's opening ceremony Monday night, the two retractable panels began to slide apart. Less than five minutes later, just after the song had ended, they had fully opened to reveal a hazy sky.

  • The Latest: Isner calls Kaepernick's protest 'pathetic'

    August 29, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):7:30 p.m.John Isner has weighed in on the debate involving San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick's decision to sit during the national anthem as a form of protest meant to instigate change when it comes to race relations and what he considers police brutality.

  • The Latest: Olympic gold medalist Puig loses in 1st round

    August 29, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):6:50 p.m.Olympic gold medalist Monica Puig has lost in the first round of the U.S. Open.The 32nd-seeded Puig was upset by 61st-ranked Zheng Saisai 6-4, 6-2 on Monday. Puig had insisted Saturday that she was mentally ready for the year's final major after the whirlwind of the past couple of weeks, when she stunningly beat three Grand Slam champions to become Puerto Rico's first gold medalist and was feted at a parade on the island.

  • The Latest: Muguruza says heat led to trouble breathing

    August 29, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):6:20 p.m.French Open champ Garbine Muguruza says she thinks the heat caused her to have trouble breathing early in her U.S Open first-round match.The third-seeded Spaniard had to call for the trainer after dropping the first set to Belgian qualifier Elise Mertens with temperatures in the low 90s. Muguruza said after Monday's three-set victory that she had forgotten there were towels with ice available to cool off during changeovers. She also was able to relax more, which helped.

  • American Townsend inaugurates new Grandstand with near upset

    August 29, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) American qualifier Taylor Townsend nearly inaugurated the new Grandstand Stadium with an upset.The 20-year-old Townsend split the first two sets with two-time U.S. Open finalist Caroline Wozniacki in front of a near-capacity crowd of 8,000 in the new digs at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.

  • The Latest: Monfils brings down wall with wild shot attempt

    August 29, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):5:35 p.m.French tennis star Gael Monfils often brings down the house with his wild shots.In the first round of the U.S. Open on Monday, his play took down a panel along the back of Court 17. Trying to chase an overhead, Monfils went leaping into the wall to attempt to reach the ball.

  • The Latest: Isner rallies from 2 sets down to edge Tiafoe

    August 29, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):5:15In a matchup of American tennis present and future, 31-year-old John Isner rallied from down two sets to edge 18-year-old Frances Tiafoe in the first round of the U.S. Open.The 125th-ranked Tiafoe had a chance to serve out the match in the fifth set Monday, but Isner broke back then pulled away in the final tiebreaker to win 3-6, 4-6, 7-6 (5), 6-2, 7-6 (3) in 3 hours, 27 minutes.

  • The Latest: Muguruza rallies from down a set to advance

    August 29, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):4:50 p.m.French Open champ Garbine Muguruza lost the first set, called for the trainer and complained about trouble breathing. She won the second set without dropping a game, then pulled out a tough third set to move on at the U.S. Open.

  • The Latest: Nadal wins 1st Grand Slam match in 3 months

    August 29, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):4:45 p.m.Playing with his left wrist heavily bandaged, Rafael Nadal won his first Grand Slam match in more than three months, easily beating Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan 6-1, 6-4, 6-2 at the U.S. Open.

  • The Latest: Isner, Tiafoe into 5th set at US Open

    August 29, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):4:30 p.m.John Isner has made a match of it against 18-year-old Frances Tiafoe in an all-American matchup at the U.S. Open.The 20th-seeded Isner dropped the first two sets of their first-round match. But he then won the next two, and they are on serve early in the fifth set.

  • Year after stunning Williams, Vinci returns to Open with win

    August 29, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) A couple of days before she returned to the site of her stunning upset of Serena Williams at the 2015 U.S. Open, Roberta Vinci was grabbing a coffee at a Starbucks in Manhattan when her breakfast was interrupted by fellow customers.''Some Americans recognized me,'' Vinci recounted, a mix of appreciation and bewilderment written on her face. ''They complimented me, and they wished me good luck.''

  • The Latest: American teen CiCi Bellis advances at US Open

    August 29, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):3:20 p.m.American teen CiCi Bellis is now 2 for 2 in the first round of the U.S. Open.The darling of the 2014 tournament after she stunned Australian Open runner-up Dominika Cibulkova as a 15-year-old, Bellis is back in the main draw this year and beat 65th-ranked Viktorija Golubic 6-2, 6-3 on Monday.

  • The Latest: Teen takes two-set lead on top American Isner

    August 29, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):2:55 p.m.U.S. teenager Frances Tiafoe is one set away from upsetting the top-ranked American man, John Isner.The 18-year-old Tiafoe won the first two sets 6-3, 6-4 in the first round at the U.S. Open on Monday, breaking the big-serving Isner three times. Tiafoe, who's ranked 125th and got in with a wild card, is 0-2 at majors in his career.

  • The Latest: After retiring vs Kerber, Hercog defends choice

    August 29, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):2:45 p.m.Polona Hercog says she had been sick for several days before her first-round U.S. Open match, in which she retired after suffering from dizziness and cramping.The 120th-ranked Slovenian was trailing 6-0, 1-0 to second-seeded Angelique Kerber on Monday. Hercog says she felt dizzy after long rallies, and her legs started cramping in the fourth or fifth game. The 90-degree heat didn't help.

  • The Latest: Wozniacki wins first Grand Slam match of 2016

    August 29, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):2:05 p.m.Two-time U.S. Open runner-up Caroline Wozniacki rallied from a set down for her first Grand Slam match win of 2016.Wozniacki beat American qualifier Taylor Townsend 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 on Monday in the first-ever match at the new 8,000-seat Grandstand. She lost in the first round at this year's Australian Open and Wimbledon and skipped the French Open because of a right ankle injury that forced her to miss 2+ months. The former No. 1 player's ranking has slipped to 74th, and she's unseeded at Flushing Meadows for the first time since her debut in 2007.

  • The Latest: Kerber advances at US Open when opponent retires

    August 29, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):1:50 p.m.Australian Open champ Angelique Kerber advanced to the second round at the U.S. Open when her opponent retired early in the second set without winning a game.The second-seeded Kerber led 6-0, 1-0 after 33 minutes when Polona Hercog stopped. The 120th-ranked Slovenian won just nine points in seven games.

  • The Latest: Gasquet on loss: 'Not sure I could do worse'

    August 29, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):1:30 p.m.Richard Gasquet, the first seeded player to lose at the U.S. Open, summed up his quick exit this way: ''Not sure I could do worse.''The 13th-seeded Gasquet, a semifinalist at Flushing Meadows in 2013, hadn't lost in the first round at a Grand Slam tournament since the French Open 6+ years ago.

  • The Latest: Marin Cilic into 2nd round with straight-set win

    August 29, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):1:25 p.m.Marin Cilic, the 2014 U.S. Open champ, is through to the second round with a straight-set win.The seventh-seeded Cilic beat 108th-ranked Rogerio Dutra Silva 6-4, 7-5, 6-1 on Monday despite posting more unforced errors than winners (24-23). Cilic is coming off his first Masters title, beating Andy Murray in the final at Cincinnati.

  • The Latest: Kyle Edmund upsets 13th-seeded Richard Gasquet

    August 29, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):1:05 p.m.In his U.S. Open debut, Kyle Edmund has upset 13th-seeded Richard Gasquet.The 21-year-old Brit won 6-2, 6-2, 6-3 on Monday against the 2013 U.S. Open semifinalist. Edmund, ranked 84th, had 40 winners, 21 on his forehand. He has twice made it to the second round at the French Open.

  • The Latest: Vinci, woman who beat Williams in '15, wins

    August 29, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):12:45 p.m.The woman who stunned Serena Williams at last year's U.S. Open en route to the final, Roberta Vinci of Italy, won the first match in the tournament's refurbished Arthur Ashe Stadium.

  • US Open begins with new roof, no rain in sight

    August 29, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) Play has started at the 2016 U.S. Open under sunny skies with no rain in the forecast for days, which could delay the first official use of the new retractable roof on Arthur Ashe Stadium.The 0 million roof, which can close in about seven minutes, is to be used, according to tournament officials, only ''in the event of inclement weather or the strong possibility of inclement weather.''

  • After a set off Serena, McHale aims for US Open success

    August 29, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) Since Christina McHale won a first-set tiebreaker against her idol Serena Williams at Wimbledon last month, she's played three tournaments and World Team Tennis to prepare for the U.S. Open.Before considering a rematch, the New Jersey native needs to defeat first-round opponent Mona Barthel of Germany on Monday.

  • What to watch Monday at US Open: Djokovic, Nadal left wrists

    August 29, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) All eyes will be on a very important pair of left wrists during Day 1 of the U.S. Open - those belonging to Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal.Defending champion Djokovic, a righty, uses his secondary arm for a two-handed backhand. Nadal, of course, is a lefty who relies on that wing for his heavy topspin forehand that is among the best strokes in the game. How each man looks as he begins a bid for a third career title at Flushing Meadows will be one of the main things to watch Monday at the year's last Grand Slam tournament.

  • For US Open's new roof, a question of changing conditions

    August 28, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) Novak Djokovic won't mind if it rains for the next two weeks in New York.The U.S. Open's Arthur Ashe Stadium is now covered by a retractable roof. And based on his experiences at the Australian Open and Wimbledon, which already have one, the 12-time major champ expects more humid conditions once the panels slide shut - which make for a slower court.

  • Old Grandstand to be used for 1 more US Open after all

    August 28, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The old Grandstand at the U.S. Open isn't retired after all.Last year's tournament was supposed to be the swan song for the venue. A new, larger Grandstand on the opposite corner of the complex opened for this year's event.But the old one isn't slated to be demolished until after the 2016 U.S. Open, and U.S. Tennis Association officials realized in the lead-up to the tournament it made sense to keep it as a competition court for one more year to maximize scheduling flexibility. It was initially going to be used only as a practice court.

  • For retired US Open champ Flavia Pennetta, no regrets

    August 28, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) Flavia Pennetta arrived back at Arthur Ashe Stadium and had one question: ''Where is it?''She couldn't wait to see the most recent addition to the photos of past champions displayed at the U.S. Open. It's been almost one year since Pennetta affixed her name to that list, yet as she returned to Flushing Meadows on Friday, that moment felt much longer ago than 12 months.

  • San Diego Aviators win first World TeamTennis title

    August 26, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) Ryan Harrison won a doubles match after qualifying for the U.S. Open to help the San Diego Aviators win their first Mylan World TeamTennis title.Darija Jurak, Shelby Rogers and Raven Klaasen each won twice Friday in the Aviators' 25-14 victory over the Orange County at historic Forest Hills Stadium at The West Side Tennis Club.

  • Agut reaches final at Winston-Salem Open

    August 26, 2016

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) Roberto Bautista Agut advanced to the Winston-Salem Open final, beating Viktor Troicki 7-5, 6-7 (2), 6-2 on Friday.The second-seeded Agut, a 28-year-old from Spain, reached the quarterfinals at the Rio Olympics and joined the field in Winston-Salem as a late wild-card entry after he lost in the first round last week in Cincinnati. He moved one win from his fifth career title and his third this year.

  • The Latest: US teen Bellis back in US Open main draw

    August 26, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the U.S. Open, which starts Monday (all times local):5:30 p.m.American teen CiCi Bellis is back in the main draw at the U.S. Open.Bellis became the darling of the 2014 tournament when the then-15-year-old stunned Australian Open runner-up Dominika Cibulkova in the first round. She lost in the final round of qualifying last year, but on Friday, Bellis won her third-round qualifying match to clinch a spot in the main draw.

  • The Latest: Murray faces foe he once told 'no one likes you'

    August 26, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the U.S. Open, which starts Monday (all times local):5:10 p.m.Andy Murray is facing a first-round opponent at the U.S. Open to whom he once said during a match: ''No one likes you on the tour - everyone hates you.''The dust-up occurred last year in the quarterfinals at Munich after Lukas Rosol appeared to intentionally bump Murray during a changeover. Murray later grumbled across the court to Rosol about nobody liking him.

  • US Open top seeds Williams, Djokovic coming off injuries

    August 26, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) Serena Williams is ''starting to feel a little better.'' Novak Djokovic is ''getting there.''The U.S. Open's top seeds in both singles brackets are coming off injuries, and neither has played since an early loss at the Olympics. Friday was the first time either had discussed the health problems that stymied them in Rio de Janeiro and forced them to withdraw from the hard-court warmup at Cincinnati.

  • The Latest: Murray resting up for US Open after Rio, Ohio

    August 26, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the U.S. Open, which starts Monday (all times local):3:35 p.m.Wimbledon champ Andy Murray says he's taking it easy in practice after a grueling stretch between the Olympics and the Masters event in Ohio.Murray played 14 matches in 15 days en route to winning his second straight gold medal and reaching the final at Cincinnati, when the fatigue finally caught up to him.

  • The Latest: Nadal says left wrist still isn't 100 percent

    August 26, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the U.S. Open, which starts Monday (all times local):3:10 p.m.Rafael Nadal says his troublesome left wrist keeps getting better but still isn't 100 percent.Nadal had to withdraw during the French Open because of the injury and missed 2+ months. The 14-time major champ returned for the Olympics and reached the semifinals in singles and won the doubles gold medal.

  • Stephens withdraws from US Open with foot injury

    August 26, 2016

    American Sloane Stephens has withdrawn from the U.S. Open because of a right foot injury.The announcement Friday means that Olympic gold medalist Monica Puig becomes the 32nd and final seed, as Stephens had been seeded 24th. Had Puig remained unseeded, she could have met one of the top players in the first or second round.

  • Svitolina beats Larsson to move into Connecticut Open final

    August 26, 2016

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) Ukraine's Elina Svitolina beat Sweden's Johanna Larsson 6-4, 6-2 Friday to move into the final of the Connecticut Open, the last women's tuneup before the U.S. Open.The match began with three consecutive service breaks before the 21-year-old Svitolina found her touch and took control.

  • The Latest: Serena says her shoulder starting to feel better

    August 26, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the U.S. Open, which starts Monday (all times local):1:40 p.m.Top-ranked Serena Williams says she hasn't practiced much because of her right shoulder injury.Williams was struggling physically during her third-round loss at the Olympics and pulled out of the hard-court warmup in Cincinnati because of the shoulder problem. She said Friday that ''I'm just now starting to feel a little bit better.''

  • The Latest: Djokovic says injured left wrist 'getting there'

    August 26, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the U.S. Open, which starts Monday (all times local):1:20 p.m.Top-ranked Novak Djokovic says he injured his left wrist in Rio de Janeiro a few days before the start of the Olympic tournament.The right-handed Djokovic needs that wrist for his backhand. He said Friday he's ''getting there'' and hopes he'll be ''as close to 100 percent as possible'' when he starts to defend his U.S. Open title.

  • The Latest: Serena faces Makarova in 1st round of US Open

    August 26, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the U.S. Open, which starts Monday (all times local):12:35 p.m.Top-ranked Serena Williams will meet two-time major semifinalist Ekaterina Makarova in the first round of the U.S. Open as the American seeks a record 23rd Grand Slam title.

  • The Latest: Djokovic faces Janowicz in 1st round of US Open

    August 26, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the U.S. Open, which starts Monday (all times local):12:05 p.m.Top-ranked Novak Djokovic faces 2013 Wimbledon semifinalist Jerzy Janowicz in the first round of the U.S. Open.Janowicz has been ranked has high as 14th but has struggled in recent years and missed much of this season because of injuries. He's currently ranked 228th and used a protected ranking to get into the U.S. Open.

  • The Latest: Stephens withdraws from US Open with foot injury

    August 26, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the U.S. Open, which starts Monday (all times local):11:10 a.m.American Sloane Stephens has withdrawn from the U.S. Open because of a right foot injury.The announcement Friday means that Olympic gold medalist Monica Puig becomes the 32nd and final seed, as Stephens had been seeded 24th. Had Puig remained unseeded, she could have met one of the top players in the first or second round.

  • Del Potro could loom in US Open 1st round for seeds

    August 26, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) When the U.S. Open draw sets the first-round matchups, a top player could find himself with a daunting task.Olympic silver medalist Juan Martin del Potro is unseeded at the year's final major, which starts Monday. Del Potro is ranked No. 142 because three left wrist surgeries forced him to miss so much time. The 2009 U.S. Open champ needed a wild card to get into the tournament.

  • Puig, del Potro could loom in US Open 1st round for seeds

    August 26, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) When the U.S. Open draw sets the first-round matchups, top players could find themselves taking on an Olympic medalist.Women's gold medalist Monica Puig and men's silver medalist Juan Martin del Potro are unseeded at the year's final major, which starts Monday. Puig is ranked 34th and missed a seed by one spot. Del Potro is No. 142 in the world because three left wrist surgeries forced him to miss so much time. The 2009 U.S. Open champ needed a wild card to get into the tournament.

  • Capsules on top women's players at the 2016 US Open

    August 25, 2016

    Women to watch at the U.S. Open, which begins Monday:SERENA WILLIAMSSeeded: 1Age: 34Country: United States2016 Match Record: 33-52016 Singles Titles: 2Career Singles Titles: 71Major Titles: 22 - U.S. Open ('99, `02, `08, `12, `13, `14), Wimbledon ('02, `03, `09, `10, `12, `15, `16), Australian Open ('03, `05, `07, `09, `10, `15), French Open ('02, `13, `15)

  • Capsules on top men's players at the 2016 US Open

    August 25, 2016

    Men to watch at the U.S. Open, which begins Monday:NOVAK DJOKOVICSeeded: 1Age: 29Country: Serbia2016 Match Record: 51-52016 Singles Titles: 7Career Singles Titles: 66Major Titles: 12 - U.S. Open ('11, `15), Australian Open ('08, `11, `12, `13, `15, `16), French Open ('16), Wimbledon ('11, `14, `15)

  • The US Open at a glance

    August 25, 2016

    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. 10; the men's singles final is Sunday, Sept. 11.

  • Year after Slam bid at US Open, Williams eyes No. 23, No. 1

    August 25, 2016

    Despite everything that Serena Williams has won and done, her sense of self can still fluctuate based on the outcome of a particular match.Doesn't always seem to matter that she owns a record-tying 22 major singles titles heading into the U.S. Open, which begins Monday with a retractable roof at Arthur Ashe Stadium for the first time.

  • Millman upsets top-seeded Gasquet at Winston-Salem

    August 25, 2016

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) John Millman upset top-seeded Richard Gasquet 7-5, 6-3 in the Winston-Salem Open quarterfinals Thursday.Millman advanced to his first ATP World Tour semifinal. The 27-year-old Australian is unseeded and 81st in the ATP rankings.

  • Svitolina, Larsson advance to semifinals in New Haven

    August 25, 2016

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) Elina Svitolina advanced to the Connecticut Open semifinals Thursday with a relatively easy 6-3, 6-1 victory over Olympics doubles champion Elena Vesnina.Svitolina, the 21-year-old Ukrainian player who upset Serena Williams in Rio, outran her Russian opponent and took advantage of 33 unforced errors. Svitolina will face Johanna Larsson on Friday.

  • Dynamic doubles duo: Federer, Nadal to team up in Laver Cup

    August 24, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, who have faced each other in eight major finals, plan to team up as doubles partners next year during the inaugural Laver Cup.With a combined 31 Grand Slam titles, Federer and Nadal have committed to the team event, which attempts to create a tennis version of golf's Ryder Cup.

  • American Rogers loses to Larsson at Connecticut Open

    August 24, 2016

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) American Shelby Rogers has lost to Johanna Larsson of Sweden 7-6 (1), 6-4 at the Connecticut Open.The 23-year-old Rogers managed one point in the first-set tiebreaker. She trailed 5-2 in the second set before winning two straight games. Larsson, ranked No. 62, needed four match points while serving at 5-4 to win.

  • Federer looked into ways to play either Olympics or US Open

    August 24, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) Maybe Roger Federer could play the Olympics and skip the U.S. Open. Or sit out the Rio Games and make it to New York.The 17-time major champion contemplated both scenarios, holding out hope as long as he could that he'd find a way to enter at least one of the big events in August.

  • Vesnina, Bouchard win opening matches at Connecticut Open

    August 22, 2016

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) Elena Vesnina of Russia and Eugenie Bouchard of Canada have won their opening matches at the Connecticut Open.Bouchard rolled past Annika Beck of Germany 6-2, 6-1, while Vesnina beat Camila Giorgi of Italy 6-1, 6-4.The 20th-ranked Vesnina arrived in New Haven on the heels of a doubles gold medal at the Rio Olympics with Ekaterina Makarova. She reached her first major singles semifinal at Wimbledon.

  • Kerber wastes chance to supplant Serena Williams at No. 1

    August 21, 2016

    MASON, Ohio (AP) Angelique Kerber couldn't take that final step up to No. 1.The world's second-ranked player wasted a chance to end Serena Williams' long run at the top. She fell behind at the outset, repeatedly missed routine shots and fell to Karolina Pliskova 6-3, 6-1 in the championship match Sunday at the Western & Southern Open.

  • Keys withdraws from Connecticut Open with neck injury

    August 21, 2016

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) Madison Keys withdrew from the Connecticut Open after injuring her neck Sunday during a practice session ahead of the tournament she planned to use as a tuneup for the U.S. Open.Keys said she was hitting a forehand return when she felt pain on the right side of her neck. ''I probably hit it late. ... As soon as I finished the stroke I knew that I did something,'' she said.

  • Tomas Berdych drops out of US Open because of appendicitis

    August 20, 2016

    CINCINNATI (AP) Tomas Berdych pulled out of the U.S. Open on Saturday, saying he's been diagnosed with appendicitis and needs time to recover.The eighth-ranked Berdych lost to Marin Cilic in three sets at the Western & Southern Open on Thursday. He tweeted on Saturday that he was examined in Cincinnati and diagnosed with appendicitis.

  • Karolina Pliskova reaches final in Cincinnati

    August 20, 2016

    MASON, Ohio (AP) Karolina Pliskova has reached the Western & Southern Open final for the first time, looking to succeed Serena Williams as champion.Williams, the two-time defending champ, skipped the tournament with a sore shoulder. The 15th-seeded Pliskova beat Garbine Muguruza 6-1, 6-3 in the semifinals on Saturday.

  • Dimitrov knocks off Steve Johnson to reach Cincinnati semis

    August 19, 2016

    MASON, Ohio (AP) Grigor Dimitrov reached the semifinals of a Masters event for the third time, beating top American Steve Johnson at the Western & Southern Open on Friday.Dimitrov's 7-6 (8), 6-2 victory made him the first to reach the semifinals in a tournament missing the top players. Andy Murray is the only defending champion left in the field. He plays on Friday night.

  • MVPs Gibbs, Harrison face off in final of World Team Tennis

    August 18, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) Americans Nicole Gibbs and Ryan Harrison are the MVPs of World Team Tennis.Gibbs of the Orange County Breakers and Harrison of the San Diego Aviators led their teams to the WTT Final. They will face off in the championship on Aug. 26 at the West Side Tennis Club, home of the New York Empire.

  • Dimitrov upsets 2nd-seed Wawrinka in Cincinnati

    August 18, 2016

    MASON, Ohio (AP) Grigor Dimitrov upset second-seeded Stan Wawrinka 6-4, 6-4 on Thursday to earn his first berth in the quarterfinals of the Western & Southern Open.Dimitrov's fourth straight win over Wawrinka sets up a matchup with the winner of Thursday's match between Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and 2016 Olympics doubles bronze medalist Steve Johnson.

  • Halep, Nishikori cruise into 3rd round in Cincinnati

    August 17, 2016

    MASON, Ohio (AP) Third-seeded Simona Halep advanced to third round of the Western & Southern Open with a 6-3, 6-1 win over qualifier Annika Beck on Wednesday.Halep, a three-time Cincinnati quarterfinalist who lost to Serena Williams in last year's final, is scheduled meet the winner of the match between 17th-seeded Elina Svitolina and qualifier Daria Gavrilova.

  • Rio medalist, '09 US Open champ del Potro has USTA wild card

    August 16, 2016

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) Fresh off his Olympic silver medal, 2009 U.S. Open champion Juan Martin del Potro will return to Flushing Meadows for the first time in three years after receiving a wild-card invitation from the U.S. Tennis Association on Tuesday.

  • Kerber eyes women's No. 1 ranking in Cincinnati

    August 16, 2016

    MASON, Ohio (AP) Angelique Kerber has a chance to become No. 1 at the Western & Southern Open. The men's bracket is wide open, too, providing an opportunity for someone outside the Big Four to claim a Masters title.It's a week for the up-and-comers.

  • APNewsBreak: Rio medalist del Potro gets US Open wild card

    August 16, 2016

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) Fresh off his Olympic silver medal, Juan Martin del Potro will return to the U.S. Open for the first time in three years after receiving a wild-card invitation from the U.S. Tennis Association on Tuesday.Del Potro missed 2+ years' worth of major tournaments because of three operations on his left wrist, returning to Grand Slam action at Wimbledon in June.

  • Serena Williams withdraws from Cincinnati with injury

    August 15, 2016

    MASON, Ohio (AP) Serena Williams withdrew from the Western & Southern Open with a sore shoulder on Monday, putting her No. 1 ranking in jeopardy.Williams originally planned to skip the Cincinnati tournament, which comes right after the Olympics.When she was upset in Rio, she accepted a wild card at Cincinnati and practiced on Monday morning.

  • Shoulder injury forces Serena Williams out of tourney

    August 15, 2016

    CINCINNATI (AP) Top-seeded Serena Williams has withdrawn from the Western & Southern Open with a shoulder injury, the tournament announced on Monday.Williams, the tournament's two-time defending champion, withdrew on Monday after a morning practice session, according to tournament officials.

  • Wawrinka ready for Cincinnati after skipping Olympics

    August 15, 2016

    MASON, Ohio (AP) Stan Wawrinka benefited from a week off.The world's fourth-ranked player, who withdrew from the Olympics because of a back injury, said Monday he is ready for this week's Western & Southern Open.''I had to take some days for rehab,'' the 31-year-old from Switzerland said. ''I took eight days off from tennis and started playing last Monday.''

  • Wawrina ready for Cincinnati after skipping Olympics

    August 15, 2016

    MASON, Ohio (AP) Stan Wawrinka benefited from a week off.The world's fourth-ranked player, who withdrew from the Olympics because of a back injury, said Monday he is ready for this week's Western & Southern Open.''I had to take some days for rehab,'' the 31-year-old from Switzerland said. ''I took eight days off from tennis and started playing last Monday.''

  • Serena Williams tries to hold onto No. 1 in Cincinnati

    August 14, 2016

    MASON, Ohio (AP) Defending champion Serena Williams initially opted to skip Cincinnati, figuring she'd be just finishing up in Rio de Janeiro. An early upset changed her plans and got her back in the Western & Southern Open with more than just another trophy at stake.

  • Michael Mmoh, Kayla Day earn US Open wild-card entries

    August 14, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) Michael Mmoh and Kayla Day earned U.S. Open wild-card entries Sunday with victories in the USTA Boys' and Girls' 18s National Championships.The Grand Slam event begins Aug. 29 at Flushing Meadows.The 18-year-old Mmoh, from Bradenton, Florida, beat 17-year-old Vasil Kirkov, from Tampa Florida, 6-1, 6-2, 6-3, in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

  • Ivo Karlovic wins Mexican Open, beating Feliciano Lopez

    August 14, 2016

    LOS CABOS, Mexico (AP) Ivo Karlovic won the Mexican Open on Saturday night for his second ATP World Tour title of the year and eighth overall, beating top-seeded Feliciano Lopez of Spain 7-6 (5), 6-2.The 37-year-old Karlovic, from Croatia, was playing his third final in four events. He beat Gilles Muller at Newport, Rhode Island, and lost to Gael Monfils in Washington.

  • Serena Williams get a wild card for Western & Southern

    August 12, 2016

    MASON, Ohio (AP) Defending champion Serena Williams got one of seven wilds cards announced Friday for the Western & Southern Open.The tournament opens Sunday with the men's draw, which will be missing two of its biggest stars. Seven-time champion Roger Federer will miss the rest of the season to rehabilitate a surgically repaired knee. Novak Djokovic withdrew because of a sore left wrist. Federer beat Djokovic in the finals last season, leaving it the only Masters event that the top-ranked player has never won.

  • Former Wimbledon champion Ivanisevic to work with Berdych

    August 8, 2016

    PRAGUE (AP) Former Wimbledon champion Goran Ivanisevic is joining Tomas Berdych's coaching team.The eighth-ranked Berdych says on Twitter that ''Goran, with his playing and coaching experience, as well as his energy, is a perfect addition to the team.''

  • Duan sets up Jiangxi Open final against King

    August 6, 2016

    NANCHANG, China (AP) Duan Yingying overcame Misa Eguchi of Japan 6-4, 7-6 (7) at the Jiangxi Open semifinals on Saturday to set up a title match against sixth-seeded Vania King of the United States.Unseeded Duan got the key break in the 10th game to wrap up the first set and led the second set 4-1. Eguchi fought back to force the tiebreaker, which Duan won to continue her surprise run in the tournament.

  • Australia's Nick Kyrgios advances to Atlanta semifinals

    August 5, 2016

    ATLANTA (AP) Second-seeded Nick Kyrgios of Australia advanced to the BB&T Atlanta Open semifinals Friday, beating fifth-seeded Fernando Verdasco of Spain 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-3.The winner in Marseille, France, in February for his lone tour title, Kyrgios was coming off a rain-interrupted victory over Jared Donaldson late Thursday.

  • Duan upsets second-seeded Nara for semifinal spot

    August 5, 2016

    NANCHANG, China (AP) Duan Yingying continued her surprise run at the Jiangxi Open when she upset second-seeded Kurumi Nara of Japan 6-1, 7-5 Friday in the quarterfinals.The 163rd-ranked Chinese beat eighth-seeded Han Xinyun in the second round.Duan plays Misa Eguchi in the semifinals after the Japanese defeated Liu Fangzhou 6-1, 6-2.

  • Japan's Yoshihito Nishioka reaches Atlanta quarterfinals

    August 4, 2016

    ATLANTA (AP) Japan's Yoshihito Nishioka beat fourth-seeded Alexandr Dolgopolov of the Ukraine 6-3, 2-6, 6-1 on Thursday to advance to the BB&T Atlanta Open quarterfinals.The 20-year-old Nishioka will face Argentina's Horacio Zeballos, a 6-1, 6-4 winner over Germany's Tobias Kamke.

  • Duan upsets 8th seeded Han at Jiangxi Open

    August 4, 2016

    NANCHANG, China (AP) Duan Yingying upset eighth-seeded Han Xinyun 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 in an all-Chinese match at the Jiangxi Open on Thursday to advance to the quarterfinals.Duan will take on the winner of the second round match between Kurumi Nara of Japan and Chang Kai-chen.

  • 3-time defending champ John Isner advances in Atlanta

    August 3, 2016

    ATLANTA (AP) John Isner opened his bid for a fourth straight BB&T Atlanta Open title Wednesday night, overpowering France's Adrian Mannarino 6-4, 6-0.Isner had 16 aces on the Atlantic Station hardcourt in the warmup event for the U.S. Open.The top-seeded former University of Georgia star has reached the finals in Atlanta five of the previous six years and is 21-3 in the event. He has 10 ATP Tour titles.

  • Top-ranked Djokovic beats Monfils to reach Toronto final

    July 30, 2016

    TORONTO (AP) Top-ranked Novak Djokovic beat 10th-seeded Gael Monfils 6-3, 6-2 on Saturday night to reach the Rogers Cup final and improve to 12-0 against the Frenchman.The winner in 2007, 2011 and 2012 in the hardcourt event that rotates between Toronto and Montreal, Djokovic will face third-seeded Kei Nishikori of Japan on Sunday. Nishikori beat second-seeded Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland 7-6 (6), 6-1 in the first semifinal.

  • Simona Halep advances to second straight Rogers Cup final

    July 30, 2016

    MONTREAL (AP) Simona Halep beat Australian Open champion Angelique Kerber 6-0, 3-6, 6-2 on Saturday to advance to the Rogers Cup final for the second straight year.The fifth-seeded Halep will face American Madison Keys on Sunday in a rematch of the Romanian player's three-set victory in the round of 16 at Wimbledon. The 10th-seeded Keys beat Slovakia's Kristina Kucova 6-2, 6-1 in the second semifinal.

  • Elbow better, Angelique Kerber reaches Montreal semifinals

    July 29, 2016

    MONTREAL (AP) Angelique Kerber put any concerns about her left elbow to rest Friday in the Rogers Cup.The second-seeded German player advanced to the semifinals with a 6-2, 6-2 victory over unseeded Russian Daria Kasatkina. And Kerber did it without a twinge from the elbow that forced her to withdraw from a match last week in Sweden.

  • Japan's Kei Nishikori advances to Toronto semifinals

    July 29, 2016

    TORONTO (AP) Japan's Kei Nishikori beat Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov 6-3, 3-6, 6-2 on Friday to advance to the Rogers Cup semifinals.The third-seeded Nishikori will face second-seeded Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland on Saturday. Nishikori won in Memphis in February for his 11th ATP Tour title.

  • Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova reaches Montreal quarterfinals.

    July 28, 2016

    MONTREAL (AP) Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova beat fourth-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska 6-4, 6-7 (4), 6-1 on Thursday to advance to the Rogers Cup quarterfinals.Pavlyuchenkova, the Russian seeded 16th, let two match points slip away while leading 5-4 in the second set and then lost the game on a double fault. She rebounded in the third set to extend her longest run at the hardcourt event.

  • Monfils tops Goffin to reach Toronto quarterfinals

    July 28, 2016

    TORONTO (AP) Gael Monfils outlasted Belgium's David Goffin 7-6 (5), 2-6, 6-4 on Thursday in the third round of the Rogers Cup.Monfils, the 10th-seeded Frenchman who won the Citi Open on Sunday in Washington, won when Goffin put a backhand into the net at York University's Aviva Centre. Monfils will face Canadian Milos Raonic or American qualifier Jared Donaldson in the quarterfinals.

  • Novak Djokovic survives scare, tops Gilles Muller in Toronto

    July 27, 2016

    TORONTO (AP) Top-ranked Novak Djokovic survived a scare to beat Gilles Muller 7-5, 7-6 (3) on Wednesday in the Rogers Cup, his final event before the Rio Olympics.''I actually think that Toronto is a great way for me to prepare for the Olympic Games and what's coming up after that,'' Djokovic said. ''But also, you know, I enjoy my time in this tournament that I always love playing.''

  • Venus Williams opens Rogers Cup with blowout win

    July 27, 2016

    MONTREAL (AP) Venus Williams opened play in the Rogers Cup on Wednesday with a 6-3, 6-0 victory over Barbora Strycova.Playing her last event before the Rio Olympics, the 36-year-old Williams finished off the overmatched Czech player in 58 minutes. Williams was coming a loss to Britain's Johanna Konta on Sunday in the final of the Bank of the West Classic in California.

  • Monfils, Berdych earn wins at Rogers Cup

    July 26, 2016

    TORONTO (AP) Gael Monfils of France defeated Joao Sousa of Portugal 6-3, 6-3 and fifth seed Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic beat Croatia's Borna Coric 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 at the Rogers Cup on Tuesday.Despite dropping his first set, Berdych said that he wasn't concerned because it was an early break.

  • Bouchard earns 3-set victory in Montreal

    July 26, 2016

    MONTREAL (AP) Eugenie Bouchard thrilled her hometown crowd with a 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (3) victory over Lucie Safarova in the opening round of the women's Rogers Cup on Tuesday.Bouchard fell behind 3-1 in the tiebreaker, but then put up six straight points, taking the win on Safarova's double fault on match point.

  • Kyrgios upset, Querrey wins in Toronto

    July 25, 2016

    TORONTO (AP) Denis Shapovalov upset Australia's Nick Kyrgios 7-6 (2), 3-6, 6-3 on Monday night in the first round of the Rogers Cup men's tennis tournament.Shapovalov said afterward that he didn't expect to win.Backed by a hometown crowd, the Richmond Hill, Ontario, native took advantage of world No. 19 Kyrgios's unforced errors on a beautiful evening that featured a light breeze at Aviva Centre.

  • Stosur defeats Watson in 1st round of Rogers Cup

    July 25, 2016

    MONTREAL (AP) Australia's Samantha Stosur won a hard-fought opening match in the first round of the Rogers Cup women's tennis tournament on Monday.Stosur avoided the upset, beating 67th-ranked Heather Watson in straight sets 7-5, 6-3.The tournament's 13th seed struggled in the first set, but found her rhythm in the second, breaking Watson's serve on three occasions.

  • Wickmayer tops Davis, wins Citi Open singles and doubles

    July 24, 2016

    WASHINGTON (AP) Yanina Wickmayer beat Lauren Davis 6-4, 6-2 in the Citi Open final Sunday to win the fifth WTA title of her career.Wickmayer, a 26-year-old Belgian who was seeded No. 7 at the hard-court tournament, is the third woman to win both the singles and doubles championships at the same event this season.

  • Johanna Konta tops Venus Williams for first singles crown

    July 24, 2016

    STANFORD, Calif. (AP) Hard-hitting Johanna Konta whipped winners every which way and outslugged top-seeded Venus Williams to capture her first career singles title, winning the Bank of the West Classic 7-5, 5-7, 6-2 on Sunday.Her serve and return games equally solid, Konta held on in the third set after squandering a 4-1 lead in the second. When Williams netted her forehand return on the third match point, Konta dropped her racket to the ground and covered her face in triumph.

  • Monfils wins 1st title in 2 1/2 years, edging Karlovic in DC

    July 24, 2016

    WASHINGTON (AP) Gael Monfils won his first title in 2 1/2 years, erasing a match point and breaking Ivo Karlovic twice in the span of four service games Sunday during a 5-7, 7-6 (6), 6-4 victory in the Citi Open final.Monfils, a Frenchman seeded No. 2, prevented the 37-year-old Karlovic from becoming the oldest man since 1973 to win ATP singles tournaments in consecutive weeks.

  • Italy's Fognini beats Martin to win Croatia Open

    July 24, 2016

    UMAG, Croatia (AP) Fabio Fognini defeated Andrej Martin 6-4, 6-1 to win the Croatia Open on Sunday.The fourth-seeded Italian, who had played in Umag for nine consecutive years, secured his fourth career singles title and his first since February 2014 at Vina del Mar, Chile.

  • Serena Williams out of Rogers Cup with inflamed shoulder

    July 24, 2016

    MONTREAL (AP) Serena Williams has pulled out of the Rogers Cup because of shoulder inflammation.The three-time Rogers Cup champion was seeded first in the hard-court tournament and was set to have a bye in the first round.''Due to inflammation in my shoulder, I unfortunately must withdraw from the Rogers Cup,'' Williams said in a statement. ''I was looking forward to competing in Montreal and I look forward to returning soon.''

  • Siegemund clinches 1st WTA title with Swedish Open win

    July 24, 2016

    BASTAD, Sweden (AP) Sixth-seeded Laura Siegemund clinched her first WTA title Sunday with a 7-5, 6-1 victory over Katerina Siniakova of the Czech Republic in the Swedish Open final.Siegemund, who reached the final after her fellow German Julia Goerges retired with a hip injury in the semifinals, came through a tough opening set before going on to seal a comfortable victory in 83 minutes.

  • Feliciano Lopez wins Swiss Open for 1st clay-court title

    July 24, 2016

    GSTAAD, Switzerland (AP) Top-seeded Feliciano Lopez of Spain won his first career clay-court title on Sunday, beating Robin Haase of the Netherlands 6-4, 7-5 in the Swiss Open final.The 34-year-old Lopez's fifth career tournament title followed two on grass and two on hard courts.

  • Britain's Konta rides big serve to reach first career final

    July 23, 2016

    STANFORD, Calif. (AP) Johanna Konta beat Slovakia's Dominika Cibulkova 6-4, 6-2 on Saturday to reach her first career final, also becoming the first British woman to reach the championship match at Stanford since Virginia Wade was runner-up in 1981.

  • Martin reaches his 1st final, plays Fognini at Croatia Open

    July 23, 2016

    UMAG, Croatia (AP) Andrej Martin of Slovakia reached his first career ATP final after defeating Carlos Berlocq of Argentina 7-6 (4), 6-4 Saturday in the last four of the Croatian Open.He faces fourth-seeded Fabio Fognini of Italy in the final. The 2013 finalist beat Gastao Elias of Portugal 6-3, 6-3.

  • At age 37, Karlovic beats Johnson to reach Citi Open final

    July 23, 2016

    WASHINGTON (AP) Ivo Karlovic's big serve carried him to a second consecutive final at age 37, earning a 6-4, 6-4 victory over fifth-seeded American Steve Johnson at the Citi Open on Saturday.The 6-foot-11 Karlovic, a Croatian seeded 13th at the hard-court tournament, saved all five break points he faced in the semifinals. He has won all 43 of his service games this week.

  • Siniakova, Siegemund advance to Swedish Open final

    July 23, 2016

    BASTAD, Sweden (AP) Katerina Siniakova ousted defending champion Johanna Larsson 7-5, 6-1 Saturday in the Swedish Open semifinals as the 20-year-old Czech chases her first WTA title.The 92nd-ranked Siniakova saved 11 of 14 break points against her Swedish opponent.

  • Lorenzi beats Basilashvili, is oldest 1st-time ATP winner

    July 23, 2016

    KITZBUEHEL, Austria (AP) Paolo Lorenzi of Italy became the oldest first-time winner of an ATP event on Saturday after beating Nikoloz Basilashvili of Georgia 6-3, 6-4 in the Generali Open final.At 34 years and seven months, Lorenzi is one month older than Victor Estrella Burgos of the Dominican Republic when he won his maiden title in Quito, Ecuador, last year.

  • Dominika Cibulkova reaches Bank of the West semifinals

    July 22, 2016

    STANFORD, Calif. (AP) Second-seeded Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia beat fifth-seeded Misaki Doi of Japan 7-5, 6-0 on Friday to reach the Bank of the West Classic semifinals.Cibulkova, the 2013 champion, won the final 11 games after falling behind 2-5 in the first set.

  • Sam Stosur upset by Pegula, whose parents own Bills, Sabres

    July 22, 2016

    WASHINGTON (AP) A day before the Citi Open started, 2011 U.S. Open champion Sam Stosur spent an hour hitting on court with 173rd-ranked Jessica Pegula.On Friday, in the hard-court tournament's quarterfinals, wild-card entry Pegula stunned the top-seeded Stosur 7-6 (4), 6-3 to get to a WTA semifinal for the first time.

  • Berlocq, Elias advance to Croatia Open semifinals

    July 22, 2016

    UMAG, Croatia (AP) Carlos Berlocq put aside his poor form in quarterfinals at the Croatia Open to defeat third-seeded Jeremy Chardy of France 6-4, 6-2.The Argentine had lost three times in quarterfinals at Umag in 2007, 2011 and 2012.In the semifinals Berlocq will face Slovakia's Andrej Martin who upset second-seeded Joao Sousa of Portugal 6-3, 4-6, 6-2. Last year's runner-up, Sousa converted only two of 13 break points.

  • Karlovic hits 26 aces to beat Sock in Washington quarters

    July 22, 2016

    WASHINGTON (AP) Ivo Karlovic hit 26 aces and saved all four break points he faced while beating sixth-seeded Jack Sock 7-6 (4), 7-6 (6) on Friday at the Citi Open to reach the hard-court tournament's semifinals for the first time since 2007.Sock had a chance to force a third set, holding a set point at 6-5 in the second tiebreaker. But the 13th-seeded Karlovic erased that with a 133 mph ace, then delivered a 130 mph service winner to get to match point and won when Sock's forehand clipped the net tape and sailed wide.

  • Top-seeded Feliciano Lopez advances to Swiss Open semifinals

    July 22, 2016

    GSTAAD, Switzerland (AP) Top-seeded Feliciano Lopez of Spain set up a Swiss Open semifinal against Dustin Brown by beating Elias Ymer of Sweden in the quarterfinals on Friday.The 20-year-old Ymer, ranked No. 157, saved four match points before the 21st-ranked Lopez sealed a 6-4, 7-6 (2) win at the clay-court event in the Swiss Alps.

  • Basilashvili beats Lajovic to reach 1st final in Kitzbuehel

    July 22, 2016

    KITZBUEHEL, Austria (AP) Nikoloz Basilashvili became the first tennis player from Georgia to reach an ATP final on Friday after beating Dusan Lajovic of Serbia 6-3, 6-1 at the Generali Open.Basilashvili will take on either fourth-seeded Paolo Lorenzi of Italy or Gerald Melzer of Austria in Saturday's final of the clay-court event in the Austrian Alps.

  • Dominika Cibulkova reaches Bank of the West quarterfinals

    July 21, 2016

    STANFORD, Calif. (AP) Second-seeded Dominika Cibulkova beat Urszula Radwanska 7-6 (3), 6-3 on Thursday to advance to the Bank of the West Classic quarterfinals.Cibulkova, the 2013 champion, was ahead 5-2 in the first set before Radwanska rallied to tie it. Cibulkova, playing in her first match of the week after a first-round bye, cruised in the first-set tiebreaker and had no problems in the second set. She will face No. 5 seed Misaki Doi of Japan on Friday.

  • Steve Johnson tops Ryan Harrison at Citi Open; Karlovic wins

    July 21, 2016

    WASHINGTON (AP) Fifth-seeded Steve Johnson ended qualifier Ryan Harrison's season-best run in the Citi Open's third round, winning the all-American matchup 6-4, 6-4 on Thursday.Johnson, a member of the U.S. Olympic team headed to Rio de Janeiro next month, broke Harrison once in each set, did not face a break point himself and ended the match with a 130 mph ace.

  • Marin Cilic splits with coach Goran Ivanisevic

    July 21, 2016

    ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) Marin Cilic has split with coach Goran Ivanisevic after nearly three years of cooperation that included winning the U.S. Open in 2014.The 12th-ranked Croat says Thursday on his Facebook page that it was a ''huge privilege to work with Goran, I enjoyed our work all this time and Goran helped me to reach many goals.''

  • Elias recovers in time to upset top-seeded Cuevas in Umag

    July 21, 2016

    UMAG, Croatia (AP) Gastao Elias won a dramatic tiebreaker to upset top-seeded Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay in the second round of the Croatia Open on Thursday.The Brazilian rallied to beat 2014 champion Cuevas 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7) and reach his third quarterfinal this year after a grueling battle from the baseline.

  • Integrity unit to investigate 3 Italians for match-fixing

    July 21, 2016

    LONDON (AP) Three Italian players will be investigated by world tennis' anti-corruption unit after they were suspended by their national federation for match-fixing.The 143rd-ranked Marco Cecchinato and his lower-ranked compatriots Riccardo Accardi and Antonio Campo were banned for up to 18 months by the Italian federation this week for allegedly influencing the outcome of matches.

  • 4th-seeded Lorenzi beats Struff to reach semis in Kitzbuehel

    July 21, 2016

    KITZBUEHEL, Austria (AP) Fourth-seeded Paolo Lorenzi missed two match points in the second set before beating Jan-Lennard Struff of Germany 6-2, 6-7 (5), 7-5 in the quarterfinals of the Generali Open on Thursday.The 48th-ranked Italian failed to serve out the match at 5-4 in the second set, and missed two more match points on Struff's serve in the final set before converting his fifth chance.

  • Injury forces top-seeded Kerber to quit Swedish Open

    July 21, 2016

    BASTAD, Sweden (AP) Top-seeded Angelique Kerber of Germany withdrew from the Swedish Open on Thursday because of an elbow injury.The left-handed German, who lost to Serena Williams in the Wimbledon final earlier this month, injured her elbow during Wednesday's second-round victory over local wild card Carolina Lister. Kerber came through after a medical timeout, but was unable to play Thursday's scheduled match against Lara Arruabarrena of Spain.

  • Wozniacki stops match in Washington with injured left arm

    July 21, 2016

    WASHINGTON (AP) Former No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki retired from her second-round match at the Citi Open against Sam Stosur because of an injured left arm.The right-handed Wozniacki said that she felt pain while hitting a two-handed backhand at 5-all in the first set of a match that began Wednesday night and ended just past midnight on Thursday. She was treated by a trainer and wound up winning that set 7-5, but stopped playing after getting broken to trail 4-3 in the second.

  • Venus Williams advances Bank of the West quarterfinals

    July 21, 2016

    STANFORD, Calif. (AP) Top-seeded Venus Williams beat Magda Linette 6-3, 6-7 (6), 6-2 on Wednesday in the second round of the Bank of the West Classic.Williams, a Wimbledon semifinalist this month, won the first two points of the second-set tiebreaker but lost the next six. She tied it at 6 before Linette closed it out. Williams raced to a 4-0 lead in the third set after twice breaking Linette.

  • Ryan Harrison beats 10th-seeded Viktor Troicki in Washington

    July 20, 2016

    WASHINGTON (AP) American qualifier Ryan Harrison knocked off 10th-seeded Viktor Troicki of Serbia 7-6 (4), 6-4 on Wednesday to reach the third round at the Citi Open.Harrison converted only three of 22 break points, but that was enough to set up a match against fifth-seeded Steve Johnson next. Johnson beat Adrian Mannarino 6-3, 6-4.

  • Chardy, Berlocq advance at Croatia Open

    July 20, 2016

    UMAG, Croatia (AP) Third-seeded Jeremy Chardy beat past Serbian qualifier Nikola Cacic 6-2, 6-0 on Wednesday to advance to the quarterfinals of the Croatia Open.In his Croatia Open debut, Chardy needed just 44 minutes to complete the victory - winning 94 percent of his first-serve points and facing no break points.

  • Serena Williams, Novak Djokovic head entry lists for US Open

    July 20, 2016

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic head the direct entry lists for this year's U.S. Open.Williams will aim to break the record she currently shares with Steffi Graf for most Grand Slam titles in the Open era, while Djokovic will seek to reach his sixth final in the past seven years at Flushing Meadows.

  • Kerber avoids Lister upset at Stockholm Open

    July 20, 2016

    BASTAD, Sweden (AP) Top-seeded Angelique Kerber dropped a set before beating local wild card Cornelia Lister 2-6, 6-4, 6-2 Wednesday in the Stockholm Open second round.The second-ranked German, who lost to Serena Williams in the Wimbledon final earlier this month, struggled to adjust to the change of surface on the clay in Bastad.

  • Serena Williams, Djokovic head entry lists for US Open

    July 20, 2016

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic head the direct entry lists for this year's U.S. Open.Williams will aim to break the record she currently shares with Steffi Graf for most Grand Slam titles in the Open era, while Djokovic will seek to reach his sixth final in the past seven years at Flushing Meadows.

  • Khachanov beats defending champ Kohlschreiber in Kitzbuehel

    July 20, 2016

    KITZBUEHEL, Austria (AP) Defending champion Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany and third-seeded Marcel Granollers of Spain both lost in straight sets in the second round of the Generali Open on Wednesday.Kohlschreiber, who was seeded second, was upset by the 104th-ranked Karen Khachanov of Russia 6-4, 6-4, while 2013 champion Granollers was beaten by Adam Pavlasek of the Czech Republic 6-2, 6-4.

  • Top seeds fall in first round of Bank of the West Classic

    July 20, 2016

    STANFORD, Calif. (AP) Alison Riske and 17-year old wildcard CiCi Bellis each upset a ranked opponent on Tuesday in the first round of the Bank of the West Classic.Bellis was down 4-1 in the second set but rallied to beat sixth-seeded Jelena Ostapenko 6-4, 6-4. It was the first Women's Tennis Association win of the year for Bellis.

  • Federer, Nadal join Murray in skipping Rogers Cup

    July 19, 2016

    TORONTO (AP) Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal have pulled out of the Rogers Cup, leaving the Toronto tournament without three of the world's top four men's tennis players.Tennis Canada announced the withdrawals Tuesday, a day after Wimbledon champion and world No. 2 Andy Murray said he would not defend his Rogers Cup title this year, citing fatigue.

  • Fifth-seeded Bouchard upset by Giorgi at Citi Open

    July 19, 2016

    WASHINGTON (AP) Italy's Camila Giorgi upset fifth-seed Eugenie Bouchard in straight sets, 7-5, 6-4, on Tuesday in the first round of the Citi Open.It's the fourth time in the Canadian's past 10 tournaments that she has lost her opening match. Bouchard most recently reached the round of 32 at Wimbledon before losing to Dominika Cibulkova.

  • Bosnia's Dzumhur upsets 5th-seeded Almagro at Croatia Open

    July 19, 2016

    UMAG, Croatia (AP) Damir Dzumhur of Bosnia-Herzegovina upset fifth-seeded Nicolas Almagro of Spain 6-2, 5-7, 7-5 in the first round of the Croatia Open on Tuesday.Almagro hit 10 aces but Dzumhur attacked his opponent's second serve, converting five out of nine break points. Dzumhur, ranked 81st, broke at 5-5 in the third set for victory and a place in the second round at Umag for the second year in a row.

  • Beck and Errani into 2nd round at Bastad tournament

    July 19, 2016

    BASTAD, Sweden (AP) Fourth-seeded Annika Beck beat Romania's Sorana Cirstea 7-5, 7-5 to advance to the second round of the Stockholm Open on Tuesday, and turn the page on a shock defeat in Gstaad last week.The German player came through her first match since losing to world No.797 Rebeka Masarova in the Swiss Open.

  • Melzer beats Montanes in Kitzbuehel for 1st win of season

    July 19, 2016

    KITZBUEHEL, Austria (AP) Gerald Melzer of Austria defeated 2011 finalist Albert Montanes of Spain 5-7, 7-5, 6-4 at the Generali Open on Tuesday for his first win at ATP level this year after five opening-round defeats.Melzer trailed Montanes 5-4 in the second set before winning the next five games.

  • For his 70th, Ilie Nastase awarded by Romania president

    July 19, 2016

    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) Ilie Nastase has received an award on his 70th birthday from Romania President Klaus Iohannis for services to sport.Iohannis told Nastase, who received the Star of Romania on Tuesday, ''You offered more than just a performance; you were a phenomenon of human nature on the tennis court.

  • No. 5 seed Doi, 7th-seeded Cornet advance in BOTW Classic

    July 19, 2016

    STANFORD, Calif. (AP) Fifth-seeded Misaki Doi and No. 7 seed Alize Cornet each needed three sets on Monday night to advance to the second round of the Bank of the West Classic.Doi, who advanced to the fourth round of Wimbledon earlier this month, cruised past Xinyun Han 6-0 in a 24-minute first set but fell 2-6 in the second. Doi started the third set by winning three straight games en route to 6-2.

  • Querrey trying to build momentum after beating Djokovic

    July 18, 2016

    WASHINGTON (AP) The player who beat Novak Djokovic at Wimbledon is ready to get back on the tennis court.Sam Querrey has been on the ATP Tour for a decade, but he arrived at the Citi Open with an entirely different level of celebrity after knocking off the No. 1-ranked player in the world. Many more people know who is now after that upset and a subsequent trip to the Wimbledon quarterfinals.

  • Wimbledon champion Andy Murray withdraws from Rogers Cup

    July 18, 2016

    TORONTO (AP) Wimbledon champion Andy Murray has withdrawn from the Rogers Cup tennis tournament because of fatigue.The world No. 2 men's tennis player and defending Rogers Cup champion made the announcement Monday, saying he needs time to rest after going deep in several recent tournaments.

  • Leonardo Mayer, Nikola Cacic into 2nd round of Croatia Open

    July 18, 2016

    UMAG, Croatia (AP) Serbian qualifier Nikola Cacic spoiled Aljaz Bedene's 27th birthday by beating the British player 5-7, 6-4, 6-4 for his maiden win on the ATP tour on Monday.In the only other main-draw match, Leonardo Mayer of Argentina beat local wild card Nikola Mektic 7-5, 6-2. From 5-3 down in the first set, Mayer won 10 of the next 12 games.

  • Schmiedlova, Knapp through to 2nd round of Swedish Open

    July 18, 2016

    BASTAD, Sweden (AP) Anna Karolina Schmiedlova of Slovakia won her first match on the main WTA Tour since January when she beat a local wild card in straight sets to start the Swedish Open on Monday.Schmiedlova saw off Susanne Celik 6-1, 6-3 to end a run of 15 consecutive first-round defeats. It's the worst run of her pro career, which includes two titles last year.

  • Gimeno-Traver, Khachanov reach 2nd round in Kitzbuehel

    July 18, 2016

    KITZBUEHEL, Austria (AP) Daniel Gimeno-Traver won four of the last five games to close out a 6-4, 6-4 win over fellow Spaniard Inigo Cervantes in the first round of the Generali Open on Monday.Gimeno-Traver rallied from an early break down in both sets to beat seventh-seeded Cervantes, who was the only seeded player in action on the opening day of the clay-court event.

  • Britain wins without Murray, Croatia beats US in Davis Cup

    July 17, 2016

    Wimbledon champion Andy Murray joined in the celebrations - if not the matches - as defending Davis Cup champion Britain beat Serbia 3-2 Sunday to set up a semifinal against Argentina, which handed Italy its first home loss in the tournament in seven years.

  • Davis Cup: Croatia rallies to stun US 3-2 in Portland

    July 18, 2016

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) The odds stacked against his underdog side, Croatian captain Zeljko Krajan was brimming with confidence Sunday morning before the reverse singles matches in the Davis Cup quarterfinal tie against United States.Marin Cilic and Borna Coric backed up their captain's belief in a stirring rally, winning matches to give Croatia a 3-2 comeback victory at the Tualatin Hills hard courts.

  • Britain faces Argentina in Davis Cup semis; France advances

    July 17, 2016

    Wimbledon champion Andy Murray joined in the celebrations - if not the matches - as defending Davis Cup champion Britain beat Serbia 3-2 Sunday to set up a semifinal against Argentina, which handed Italy its first home loss in the tournament in seven years.

  • Ivo Karlovic outlasts Gilles Muller at Hall of Fame

    July 17, 2016

    NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) Second-seeded Ivo Karlovic of Croatia won the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships on Sunday, beating third-seeded Gilles Muller of Luxembourg, 6-7 (2), 7-6 (5), 7-6 (12) in the longest deciding tiebreaker in the Open Era.The 37-year-old Karlovic lost in the final on Newport's grass courts the past two years. It was his sixth career ATP title.

  • Davis Cup: Marin Cilic pulls Croatia even with US

    July 17, 2016

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) Marin Cilic set up a deciding fifth match in Croatia's Davis Cup quarterfinal against the United States, beating John Isner 7-6 (11-9), 6-3, 6-4 in the first reverse singles match Sunday to even the tie at 2-2.Jack Sock faced Croatia's Borna Coric in the final match on the Tualatin Hills hard courts.

  • Davis Cup: Argentina advances to 11th semis in 14 years

    July 17, 2016

    PESARO, Italy (AP) Serial semifinalist Argentina did it again when it handed Italy its first home loss in the Davis Cup in seven years on Sunday.Federico Delbonis beat Fabio Fognini 6-4, 7-5, 3-6, 7-5 in an entertaining 3 1/2 hours for the Argentines to win their quarterfinal 3-1 and advance to their 11th semifinal in 14 years.

  • Kyle Edmund takes Britain into Davis Cup semifinal

    July 17, 2016

    BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) Kyle Edmund stepped into the role of Andy Murray and took titleholder Britain into the semifinals of the Davis Cup by beating Dusan Lajovic of Serbia in straight sets in the first of the reverse singles on Sunday.Edmund's 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (5) win on a wet and windy day at the outdoor Tasmajdan clay-court stadium gave Britain an unassailable 3-1 lead in the best-of-five series.

  • Kyle Edmund takes Britain into Davis Cup semifinals

    July 17, 2016

    BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) Kyle Edmund stepped into the role of Andy Murray and took titleholder Britain into the semifinals of the Davis Cup by beating Dusan Lajovic of Serbia in straight sets in the first of the reverse singles on Sunday.Edmund's 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (5) win on a wet and windy day at the outdoor Tasmajdan clay-court stadium gave Britain an unassailable 3-1 lead in the best-of-five series.

  • France makes Davis Cup semifinals by beating Czechs 3-1

    July 17, 2016

    TRINEC, Czech Republic (AP) Jo-Wilfried Tsonga overcame an early scare to win the opening reverse singles Sunday to give France a 3-1 victory over the Czech Republic in the Davis Cup quarterfinals.Amid increased security following the deadly attack in the French city of Nice, Tsonga rallied to beat Jiri Vesely 4-6, 7-6 (3), 6-4, 7-5 and earn a spot in the Davis Cup semifinals for France for the second time in three years.

  • France makes Davis cup semis by beating Czech Republic 3-1

    July 17, 2016

    TRINEC, Czech Republic (AP) Jo-Wilfried Tsonga overcame an early scare to win the opening reverse singles Sunday to give France a 3-1 victory over the Czech Republic in the Davis Cup quarterfinal.Amid increased security following the deadly attack in the French city of Nice, Tsonga rallied to win 4-6, 7-6 (3), 6-4, 7-5 and earn a spot in the Davis Cup semifinal for France for the second time in three years.

  • Simona Halep storms to victory in Bucharest Open final

    July 17, 2016

    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) Top-seeded Simona Halep didn't lose a game en route to her second Bucharest Open title on Sunday, smashing seventh-seeded Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia 6-0, 6-0.Romania's top player needed just 46 minutes to put away her opponent. She dominated the games, winning close to 70 percent of points on her serve. Halep also saved both break points she faced.

  • Davis Cup: Croatia cuts US lead to 2-1 with doubles win

    July 16, 2016

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) Ivan Dodig and Marin Cilic kept Croatia alive in the Davis Cup quarterfinal match with the United States, beating twins Bob and Mike Bryan 6-2, 2-6, 6-2, 6-4 on Saturday.Dodig and Cilic cut Croatia's deficit to 2-1 heading into the reverse single Sunday on the Tualatin Hills hard court. The United States took a 2-0 lead Friday when Jack Sock and John Isner won the opening singles matches.

  • Ivo Karlovic, Gilles Muller advance to Hall of Fame final

    July 16, 2016

    NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) Second-seeded Ivo Karlovic of Croatia and third-seeded Gilles Muller of Luxembourg advanced to the final of the Hall of Fame Tennis Championship with semifinal victories Saturday.The 6-foot-11 Karlovic reached his third consecutive final on Newport's grass courts, beating fourth-seeded Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus 7-6 (3), 7-6 (6).

  • Visitors Britain, Argentina, France lead in Davis Cup QFs

    July 16, 2016

    Visiting teams Britain, Argentina, and France all won hard-fought doubles matches to take 2-1 leads in the Davis Cup quarterfinals on Saturday.Meanwhile, the United States couldn't finish off Croatia in Portland, after Marin Cilic and Ivan Dodig gave the brothers Bob and Mike Bryan only their fifth loss in cup doubles, 6-2, 2-6, 6-2, 6-4, and kept the tie alive into Sunday.

  • Davis Cup: Del Potro wins on return and Argies lead Italy

    July 16, 2016

    PESARO, Italy (AP) Juan Martin del Potro and Guido Pella won their doubles to put Argentina on the cusp of an 11th Davis Cup semifinal in 14 years on Saturday.Del Potro and Pella, doubling up for the first time, outlasted Fabio Fognini and Paolo Lorenzi 6-1, 7-6 (4), 3-6, 3-6, 6-4 for Argentina to lead Italy 2-1 in their quarterfinal on outdoor clay.

  • Safin, Henin inducted into International Tennis Hall of Fame

    July 16, 2016

    NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) Marat Safin enjoyed life as a tennis player, calling it like living in a rock n' roll band.That fun-filled journey brought him to the pinnacle of his sport - induction into the International Tennis Hall of Fame.Safin and Justine Henin were inducted on Saturday during a center-court ceremony on Newport's grass courts.

  • Cuevas, Klizan advance to German Open final

    July 16, 2016

    HAMBURG, Germany (AP) Third-seeded Pablo Cuevas and seventh-seeded Martin Klizan will contest the German Open final on Sunday.Cuevas defeated Renzo Olivio of Argentina 7-5, 6-3 after double-faulting on his first match point. Olivio was in his first ATP semifinal.

  • Davis Cup: Britain wins doubles, leads Serbia 2-1

    July 16, 2016

    BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) Titleholder Britain won the doubles to lead Serbia 2-1 in their Davis Cup quarterfinal on Saturday.With Wimbledon champion Andy Murray watching from the team box at the downtown outdoor Tasmajdan Stadium, his older brother Jamie teamed with Dom Inglot to beat Nenad Zimonjic and Filip Krajinovic 6-1, 6-7 (2), 6-3, 6-4.

  • Davis CuP: France wins doubles, lead Czechs 2-1 in quarters

    July 16, 2016

    TRINEC, Czech Republic (AP) Wimbledon doubles champions Nicolas Mahut and Pierre-Hugues Herbert fought past Lukas Rosol and Radek Stepanek 6-1, 3-6, 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 to give France a 2-1 lead over the Czech Republic in the Davis Cup quarterfinals on Saturday.

  • Sevastova through to 2nd final of year in Bucharest

    July 16, 2016

    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia underlined her best season in six years when she reached her second final of the year at the Bucharest Open on Saturday.The seventh-seeded Sevastova dispatched Laura Siegemund of Germany 6-3, 6-2. She hasn't dropped a set in the clay tournament.

  • Lajovic brings Serbia level with Britain in Davis

    July 16, 2016

    BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) Dusan Lajovic breezed past James Ward 6-1, 6-3, 6-2 to bring Serbia level 1-1 with title holder Britain in their Davis Cup quarterfinal.The second singles could not be played on the opening day because of rain and was postponed until Saturday, when it also began an hour later than scheduled.

  • Golubic ends teenager Masarova's debut run in Gstaad semis

    July 16, 2016

    GSTAAD, Switzerland (AP) Viktorija Golubic ended 16-year-old Rebeka Masarova's impressive tour debut in an all-Swiss semifinal at the Ladies Championship Gstaad on Saturday.Golubic beat the French Open junior champion 6-3, 6-2 after both won quarterfinals earlier Saturday at the rain-affected clay-court event.

  • France wins doubles, leads Czechs 2-1 in Davis Cup QFs

    July 16, 2016

    TRINEC, Czech Republic (AP) Wimbledon doubles champions Nicolas Mahut and Pierre-Hugues Herbert had to fight hard to defeat Lukas Rosol and Radek Stepanek 6-1, 3-6, 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 to give France a 2-1 lead over the Czech Republic in the Davis Cup quarterfinals on Saturday.

  • Lajovic brings Serbia level with Britain in Davis Cup

    July 16, 2016

    BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) Dusan Lajovic breezed past James Ward 6-1, 6-3, 6-2 to bring Serbia level 1-1 with title holder Britain in their Davis Cup quarterfinal.The second singles could not be played on the opening day because of rain and was postponed until Saturday, when it also began an hour later than scheduled.

  • Davis Cup: Sock, Isner give US 2-0 lead over Croatia

    July 15, 2016

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) Jack Sock needed a little time to get up to speed Friday in his first Davis Cup match.Once Sock got his serve straightened out, the U.S. raced to a 2-0 lead over Croatia in the best-of-five quarterfinal tie.Sock overcame a two-set deficit to beat Marin Cilic 4-6, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-4, and John Isner topped Borna Coric 6-4, 6-4, 6-3 in the second match on the Tualatin Hills hard court.

  • Davis Cup: Sock outlasts Cilic to give US lead over Croatia

    July 15, 2016

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) Jack Sock overcame a two-set deficit to beat Marin Cilic 4-6, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 and give the United States a 1-0 lead over Croatia on Friday in the best-of-five Davis Cup quarterfinal.The 23-year-old Sock, playing in his first career home Davis Cup tie, won the fifth set after breaking Cilic to take a 5-4 lead on the Tualatin Hills hard court. Sock won the last four points of the final game, claiming the 3-hour, 13-minute match when Cilic hit his final shot into the net.

  • Top-seeded Johnson upset by No. 8-seeded Young at Newport

    July 15, 2016

    NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) Top-seeded Steve Johnson was upset in the quarterfinals of the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships on Friday, losing to fellow American and No. 8-seeded Donald Young 6-2, 6-3.In other quarterfinal play, second-seeded Ivo Karlovic of Croatia reached his third consecutive semifinals on Newport's grass courts, beating Switzerland's Marco Chiudinelli 6-3, 6-4.

  • Davis Cup: Edmund puts Britain ahead in rain again

    July 15, 2016

    BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) Kyle Edmund overcame long rain delays and beat Janko Tipsarevic in straight sets to give titleholder Britain a 1-0 lead over Serbia in their Davis Cup quarterfinal on Friday.With Wimbledon champion Andy Murray not playing but supporting the team from its box, Edmund won 6-3, 6-4, 6-0 in a match that stretched over five hours with two long rain delays.

  • Davis Cup: Edmund puts Britain ahead in rain against Serbia

    July 15, 2016

    BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) Kyle Edmund overcame long rain delays and beat Janko Tipsarevic in straight sets to give title holder Britain a 1-0 lead over Serbia in their Davis Cup quarterfinal on Friday.With Wimbledon champion Andy Murray not playing but supporting the team from its box, Edmund won 6-3, 6-4, 6-0 in a match that stretched over five hours with two long rain delays.

  • Davis Cup: Czech Republic tied with France 1-1 in quarters

    July 15, 2016

    TRINEC, Czech Republic (AP) Lucas Pouille made a victorious Davis Cup debut for France by beating Jiri Vesely 7-6 (2), 6-4, 7-5 to level the quarterfinal against the Czech Republic at 1-1 on Friday.Amid increased security following the deadly attack in the French city of Nice, Pouille got a break for 6-5 in the final set with a forehand winner and clinched the victory on his first match point.

  • Davis Cup: Argentina leads Italy 1-0 in quarters

    July 15, 2016

    PESARO, Italy (AP) Federico Delbonis won the first point for Argentina against Italy in the Davis Cup quarterfinals on Friday then the second singles was postponed because of bad light and weather.Fabio Fognini and Argentina's Juan Monaco are down to play their opening singles on Saturday, followed by the doubles.

  • Top-seeded Kohlschreiber loses in German Open quarterfinals

    July 15, 2016

    HAMBURG, Germany (AP) Renzo Olivo saved two match points and went to stun top-seeded Philipp Kohlschreiber in the quarterfinals of the German Open on Friday.Olivo rallied to win 1-6, 6-0, 7-5, saving two match points in the ninth game of the final set as Kohlschreiber was serving for the match at 5-3.

  • French Open junior champ Masarova reaches Gstaad quarters

    July 15, 2016

    GSTAAD, Switzerland (AP) French Open junior champion Rebeka Masarova advanced to the quarterfinals of her first senior tour event, the Ladies Championship Gstaad in her native Switzerland on Friday.The 16-year-old Masarova, ranked No. 797, won her second-round match 7-6 (2), 4-6, 6-2 against Anett Kontaveit, a 20-year-old from Estonia ranked No. 92.

  • Rosol beats Tsonga, Czechs lead France 1-0 in Davis Cup

    July 15, 2016

    TRINEC, Czech Republic (AP) Lukas Rosol saved two match points to prevail over Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-4, 3-6, 4-6, 7-6 (8), 6-4 and give the Czech Republic a 1-0 lead over France in the Davis Cup quarterfinals on Friday.Amid increased security following the deadly attack in the French city of Nice, Rosol converted his third match point with a passing forehand on an indoor hard court in the eastern city of Trinec.

  • Ramos-Vinolas through to quarterfinal in Swedish Open

    July 15, 2016

    BASTAD, Sweden (AP) Third-seeded Albert Ramos-Vinolas reached his second semifinals of the year and prevented Andrea Arnaboldi from his first career semis in a 5-7, 7-5, 6-0 win at the Swedish Open on Friday.The Spaniard, still seeking his first ATP title, next faces countryman and top seed David Ferrer, who beat Dustin Brown of Germany 6-1, 4-6, 6-4.

  • Tennis star Azarenka pregnant, plans to resume career

    July 15, 2016

    Two-time Grand Slam champion Victoria Azarenka says she is pregnant and plans to resume her career after the baby is born.The 26-year-old Azarenka posted a letter on her Twitter account Friday saying that when she was recovering from the knee injury that kept her out of Wimbledon, she and her boyfriend learned they were expecting a child at the end of the year.

  • No. 4 Siegemund through to semifinals of Bucharest Open

    July 15, 2016

    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) Fourth-seeded Laura Siegemund advanced to the semifinals of the Bucharest Open by beating Polona Hercog 6-2, 6-1 Friday.The German landed 77 percent of her first serves and won 67 percent of the points.Also, Vania King of the United States beat French player Pauline Parmentier 6-3, 6-1. King saved all 12 break points she faced.

  • Marin Cilic faces Jack Sock to open Davis Cup quarterfinals

    July 14, 2016

    Marin Cilic, coming off an appearance in the quarterfinals at Wimbledon, will face American Jack Sock to open the Davis Cup quarterfinal between Croatia and the United States.American John Isner and Borna Coric will also play on Friday in Portland, Oregon.

  • Marcos Baghdatis advances to Hall of Fame semifinals

    July 14, 2016

    NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) Fourth-seeded Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus beat seventh-seeded Dudi Sela of Israel 6-2, 7-5 on Thursday to advance to the semifinals in the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships.Third-seeded Gilles Muller of Luxembourg and sixth-seeded Adrian Mannarino of France reached the quarterfinals. Muller topped Victor Estrella Burgos of the Dominican Republic 7-6 (7), 6-4, and Mannarino rallied to edge Australia's Sam Groth 7-6 (6), 6-3.

  • Former champ Halep back in Bucharest quarterfinals

    July 14, 2016

    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) Top-seeded Simona Halep made her way back to the Bucharest Open quarterfinals, surviving a late wobble to advance past Bulgarian qualifier Isabella Shinikova 6-4, 6-3 on Thursday.Halep, making her first appearance in her home event since she won the inaugural tournament two years ago, broke Shinikova early and held on to take the first set. In the second, she clinched on her second match point.

  • Del Potro picked for Davis Cup doubles by Argentina

    July 14, 2016

    PESARO, Italy (AP) Argentina picked Juan Martin del Potro to play doubles against Italy in the Davis Cup quarterfinals from Friday.It will be Del Potro's first tie in four years, and his first Davis Cup doubles.Wrist surgeries have limited his appearances, but he's finally sustained another comeback which included beating Stan Wawrinka en route to the third round of Wimbledon.

  • Klizan, Garcia-Lopez advance at German Open

    July 14, 2016

    HAMBURG, Germany (AP) Seventh-seeded Martin Klizan and eight-seeded Guillermo Garcia-Lopez joined the quarterfinal field at the German Open with straight-set wins on Thursday.Klizan, the Rotterdam winner, beat Louis Wessels, Germany's top junior who still doesn't have a ranking, 6-1, 6-1. Garcia-Lopez defeated Grega Zemlja of Slovenia 6-2, 6-2.

  • Ferrer fights back from set, 2-0 down at Swedish Open

    July 14, 2016

    BASTAD, Sweden (AP) Top-seeded David Ferrer came back from a set and 2-0 down in beating French qualifier Calvin Hemery 3-6, 7-5, 6-3 in the second round of the Swedish Open on Thursday.The two-time former champion from Spain had a first-round bye, and was having a first meeting with Hemery, who earned his first match win on the tour on Tuesday.

  • Edmund to start for Britain against Serbia in Davis Cup

    July 14, 2016

    BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) Kyle Edmund will open for defending champion Britain against Janko Tipsarevic of Serbia in the Davis Cup quarterfinals on Friday.In the second opening singles, James Ward will play Dusan Lajovic.Both teams were without their top stars; Wimbledon champion Andy Murray for Britain, and top-ranked Novak Djokovic and Viktor Troicki for Serbia.

  • Rosol opens Davis Cup quarterfinals against Tsonga

    July 14, 2016

    TRINEC, Czech Republic (AP) Lukas Rosol will open against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga on Friday when the Czech Republic faces France in the quarterfinals of the Davis Cup.Thursday's draw also pits Jiri Vesely against Lucas Pouille on an indoor hard court in the eastern city of Trinec.

  • Top-seeded Johnson advances to quarters at Newport

    July 13, 2016

    NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) Top-seeded Steve Johnson advanced to the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships quarterfinals Wednesday, beating Japan's Yuichi Sugita, 6-1, 6-4.Coming off a career-best finish in a Grand Slam, the 26-year-old Johnson needed just 20 minutes to win the first set and 59 to close the match. It was his first on Newport's grass this week after the top four seeds were given byes.

  • Hercog beats 5th-seeded Niculescu in Bucharest

    July 13, 2016

    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) Polona Hercog of Slovenia took advantage of a poor performance from fifth-seeded Monica Niculescu of Romania to win their Bucharest Open second-round match 6-4, 6-3 on Wednesday.''I made a lot of mistakes and I relied a lot on my return which was not good today,'' said Niculescu, who beat Hercog in the 2014 quarterfinaIs.

  • Verdasco, Bagnis advance in Swedish Open to quarterfinals

    July 13, 2016

    BASTAD, Sweden (AP) Fernando Verdasco saved the only break point he faced Wednesday to advance to his sixth Swedish Open quarterfinal with a 6-3, 6-2 victory over Albert Montanes.The fifth-seeded Spaniard, who won his seventh ATP title in Bucharest in April, was a finalist in Bastad in 2013.

  • Top-seeded Kohlschreiber in quarterfinals of the German Open

    July 13, 2016

    HAMBURG, Germany (AP) Top-seeded Philipp Kohlschreiber needed three sets Wednesday to overcome Nicolas Kicker for a place in the quarterfinals of the German Open.Kohlschreiber rallied to win 4-6, 6-1, 6-2 and next plays Renzo Olivo, who defeated Maximo Gonzalez 6-3, 6-4 to reach his first career quarterfinal.

  • No. 6 seed Mannarino advances at Newport

    July 12, 2016

    NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) Sixth-seeded Adrian Mannarino of France rallied past James Duckworth of Australia, 6-7 (3), 7-6 (5), 7-6 (4) to advance to the second round of the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships on Tuesday.The 28-year-old Mannarino was the only seeded player in action and voiced his displeasure over playing on a side court and the condition of Newport's grass surface. He says the court is ''just ridiculously bad.''

  • Niculescu seeking another form turnaround in Bucharest

    July 12, 2016

    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) Monica Niculescu won her opening match for only the second time in five tournaments when she overpowered fellow Romanian Andreea Mitu 6-2, 6-4 at the Bucharest Open on Tuesday.Coming home seems to inspire Niculescu, who has reached the semifinals in Bucharest in the last two years, both times being stopped by the No. 1 seed. She beat Mitu in the quarterfinals last year, and has her next match against Polana Hercog of Slovenia, whom Niculescu beat in the 2014 quarterfinals, too.

  • US Open singles champs to earn record .5 million

    July 13, 2016

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) This year's U.S. Open men's and women's singles champions will each earn a record .5 million, up from .3 million in 2015.The U.S. Tennis Association announced Tuesday the total tournament purse will be .3 million, a million increase from a year ago. The U.S. Open has the largest purse of the four majors.

  • Kohlschreiber surpasses Stich on German list of wins

    July 12, 2016

    HAMBURG, Germany (AP) Top-seeded Philipp Kohlschreiber surpassed Michael Stich as the German with the third most wins on the ATP tour in the Open era when he beat Carlos Berlocq 6-3, 6-7 (5), 6-3 in the first round of the German Open on Tuesday.Kohlschreiber's 386th win ranked him behind Boris Becker (713) and Tommy haas (563) on the all-time German list. Stich was the tournament director.

  • Verdasco saves 5 break points to beat Laaksonen in Sweden

    July 12, 2016

    BASTAD, Sweden (AP) Former finalist Fernando Verdasco saved all five break points he faced in beating Swiss qualifier Henri Laaksonen 6-3, 6-2 in the first round of the Swedish Open on Tuesday.Verdasco, who won his seventh ATP title in Bucharest in April, has reached the quarterfinals or better five times in Bastad, including the 2013 final. He next faces Spanish compatriot Albert Montanes, who handed Elias Ymer of Sweden his 10th consecutive main draw loss, 6-4, 6-2.

  • Defending champ Ram advances on Newport's grass courts

    July 11, 2016

    NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) Defending champion Rajeev Ram beat fellow American Mackenzie McDonald, 6-2, 6-3, in the opening round of the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships on Monday.Ram, a two-time winner on Newport's grass courts - also in 2009 when he won his only other ATP title - needed just 65 minutes to get past the 21-year-old McDonald, making his tour debut.

  • Jeremy Chardy upset at German Open

    July 11, 2016

    HAMBURG, Germany (AP) Maximo Gonzalez upset fifth-seeded Jeremy Chardy 6-2, 2-6, 7-6 (4) in the first round of the German Open on Monday.Other seeded players in action advanced. Third-seeded Pablo Cuevas beat Halle champion Florian Mayer 6-4, 6-3 as he looks to add to his titles in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo.

  • Donskoy rallies to beat Khachanov at Swedish Open

    July 11, 2016

    BASTAD, Sweden (AP) Evgeny Donskoy rallied to beat Russian compatriot Karen Khachanov in a first-round match at the Swedish Open.The eighth-seeded Donskoy defeated Khachanov 3-6, 7-6 (4), 6-3.Two-time champion David Ferrer and Joao Sousa, who reached the final two years ago, are the top two seeded players this year. Both had first-round byes, along with No. 3 Albert Ramos-Vinolas and No. 4 Marcel Granollers.

  • Fendrich on Tennis: Murray wins by not being afraid to lose

    July 11, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The key to winning for Andy Murray might have been realizing that he could live with losing.Way back when, at Wimbledon in 2012, he became only the second man in tennis history to come up short in the first four Grand Slam finals of his career (the other was Murray's coach, Ivan Lendl, but more on him later).

  • Murray: 'Unlikely' he will play for Britain against Serbia

    July 11, 2016

    LONDON (AP) Wimbledon champion Andy Murray says ''it's looking unlikely'' that he will play for Britain in its Davis Cup quarterfinal against Serbia this week.At a news conference Monday at the All England Club, Murray says he plans to give Davis Cup captain Leon Smith a final answer later in the day.

  • Ruling in Maria Sharapova appeal postponed to September

    July 11, 2016

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) A ruling on Maria Sharapova's appeal of her two-year doping ban has been postponed until September, ruling her definitively out of the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.The Court of Arbitration for Sport said on Monday that Sharapova and the International Tennis Federation agreed to defer the decision, which had been due to be issued by next Monday.

  • Murray's competitiveness helped him win 2nd Wimbledon title

    July 10, 2016

    LONDON (AP) There are many reasons for Andy Murray's second Wimbledon championship and third Grand Slam title, not least of which would be his ability to return Milos Raonic's big serves in the final.There was also Murray's unrelenting court coverage.

  • Milos Raonic: 'This one's going to sting'

    July 10, 2016

    LONDON (AP) Milos Raonic blasted a first serve at 147 mph, the fastest delivery of the entire tournament, only for the ball to come rifling back across the net. Not only did Andy Murray make the return, he went on to win the point with a cross-court backhand passing shot.

  • The Latest: Watson and Kontinen win mixed doubles title

    July 10, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---7:40 p.m.Shortly after Andy Murray won in front of the home crowd, British player Heather Watson won another Wimbledon final on Centre Court in mixed doubles.Watson and partner Henri Kontinen of Finland beat Robert Farah of Colombia and Anna-Lena Groenefeld of Germany 7-6 (5), 6-4.

  • The Latest: Shapovalov wins boys singles title at Wimbledon

    July 10, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---6 p.m.Denis Shapovalov of Canada won the boys singles title at Wimbledon, but later lost in the doubles final.The fifth-seeded Shapovalov beat Alex de Minaur of Australia 4-6, 6-1, 6-3 on No. 1 Court.

  • The Latest: Murray talks to royal couple after Wimbledon win

    July 10, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---5:50 p.m.Andy Murray took a few moments to talk about his baby daughter with Prince William and his wife Kate after winning the Wimbledon title.Murray, with the gold trophy in his hands, briefly chatted with the heir to the British throne inside the Centre Court stadium.

  • Murray beats Raonic in 3 sets for 2nd Wimbledon championship

    July 10, 2016

    LONDON (AP) After Britain famously endured a 77-year wait between Wimbledon men's champions, Andy Murray has given the host country a pair of titles in quick succession.Murray dulled booming serves with quick-reflex returns, played impressively mistake-free tennis while coming up with daring passing shots and beat Milos Raonic 6-4, 7-6 (3), 7-6 (2) on Sunday for his second trophy at the All England Club since 2013 and third Grand Slam championship overall.

  • The Latest: Murray wins Wimbledon, beats Raonic in 3 sets

    July 10, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---5 p.m.Andy Murray won his second Wimbledon title by beating Milos Raonic 6-4, 7-6 (3), 7-6 (2) on Centre Court.Murray broke Raonic's serve only once in the match, while the Canadian had some chances in the third set but failed to convert.

  • The Latest: Murray and Raonic head to tiebreaker in 3rd set

    July 10, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---4:51 p.m.Andy Murray and Milos Raonic are headed to a tiebreaker in the third set of the Wimbledon final.Murray won the first two sets 6-4, 7-6 (3).---4:16 p.m.Andy Murray and Milos Raonic are on serve at the first changeover of the third set in the Wimbledon final.

  • The Latest: Murray and Raonic on serve in 3rd set

    July 10, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---4:16 p.m.Andy Murray and Milos Raonic are on serve at the first changeover of the third set in the Wimbledon final.Murray served first and leads 2-1. He also won the first two sets 6-4, 7-6 (3).

  • The Latest: Murray wins 2nd set of Wimbledon final

    July 10, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---3:59 p.m.Andy Murray won the second set of the Wimbledon final and leads Milos Raonic 6-4, 7-6 (3).Murray, the 2013 champion at the All England Club, is looking for his second Wimbledon title and third major. Raonic is playing in a Grand Slam final for the first time.

  • The Latest: Murray and Raonic go to tiebreaker in 2nd set

    July 10, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---3:51 p.m.Andy Murray and Milos Raonic are headed to a tiebreaker in the second set of the Wimbledon final.Murray won the first set 6-4.---3:09 p.m.Andy Murray and Milos Raonic are on serve at the first changeover of the second set in the Wimbledon final.

  • The Latest: Murray and Raonic on serve in 2nd set in final

    July 10, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---3:09 p.m.Andy Murray and Milos Raonic are on serve at the first changeover of the second set in the Wimbledon final.Raonic served first and leads 2-1, but Murray won the first set 6-4.---2:52 p.m.

  • The Latest: Andy Murray wins 1st set 6-4 in Wimbledon final

    July 10, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---2:52 p.m.Andy Murray won the first set 6-4 against Milos Raonic in the Wimbledon final.Murray, the 2013 champion at the All England Club, is looking for his second Wimbledon title and third major. Raonic is playing in a Grand Slam final for the first time.

  • The Latest: Murray breaks Raonic, leads in Wimbledon final

    July 10, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---2:38 p.m.Andy Murray earned the first break of the Wimbledon final.Murray leads Milos Raonic 4-3 on Centre Court.---2:22 p.m.Andy Murray and Milos Raonic are on serve at the first changeover in the Wimbledon final.

  • The Latest: Murray and Raonic on serve in Wimbledon final

    July 10, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---2:22 p.m.Andy Murray and Milos Raonic are on serve at the first changeover in the Wimbledon final.Raonic served first and leads 2-1.---2:11 p.m.The men's final at Wimbledon has started with Milos Raonic serving first to Andy Murray.

  • The Latest: Raonic serving 1st to Murray in Wimbledon final

    July 10, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---2:11 p.m.The men's final at Wimbledon has started with Milos Raonic serving first to Andy Murray.Murray, the 2013 champion at the All England Club, is looking for his second Wimbledon title and third major. Raonic is playing in a Grand Slam final for the first time.

  • The Latest: Murray and Raonic warming up for Wimbledon final

    July 10, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---2:03 p.m.Andy Murray and Milos Raonic are on Center Court and warming up for the Wimbledon final.Murray is looking for his second Wimbledon title, while Raonic is playing for his first.---1:50 p.m.

  • The Latest: Reid wins men's singles wheelchair title

    July 10, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---1:50 p.m.Gordon Reid of Britain won the first men's singles wheelchair title at Wimbledon, beating Stefan Olsson of Sweden 6-1, 6-4 in Sunday's final on Court 17.The All England Club has had doubles events for wheelchair players for a decade, but this is the first year for singles.

  • Andy Murray seeks 3rd major title; Milos Raonic bids for 1st

    July 10, 2016

    LONDON (AP) Back in a Grand Slam final for the 11th time, Andy Murray - for once - won't be facing either Roger Federer or Novak Djokovic for the title.Murray goes up against Milos Raonic, the big-serving Canadian playing in his first major final.The second-seeded Murray is chasing his third Grand Slam title, to go with his 2012 U.S. Open and 2013 Wimbledon championships. Murray has a 2-8 record in major finals, including a three-match losing streak in Grand Slam title matches.

  • 'Serena I know was back': Williams gets to 22 at Wimbledon

    July 10, 2016

    LONDON (AP) To hear Serena Williams and her coach tell it, the process of getting her ready to win Wimbledon for a record-tying 22nd Grand Slam title began with a series of chats over the phone not long after her loss in the French Open final.That setback in Paris marked the third consecutive major tournament that Williams left without the trophy, which to any other tennis player would not be a big deal but to the 34-year-old American represented a real drought.

  • 2-trophy day for Serena Williams: She and Venus win doubles

    July 9, 2016

    LONDON (AP) Serena Williams is leaving Wimbledon with two trophies, teaming with her older sister Venus to win a women's doubles final that began a little more than 3 hours after the singles final ended Saturday.The American siblings won their sixth doubles championship at the All England Club and 14th as a pair at all Grand Slam tournaments by beating fifth-seeded Timea Babos of Hungary and Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan 6-3, 6-4.

  • The Latest: Williams sisters win Wimbledon 6th doubles title

    July 9, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---8:20 p.m.Serena and Venus Williams won their sixth Wimbledon doubles championship and 14th Grand Slam title as a pair, defeating fifth-seeded Timea Babos of Hungary and Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan 6-3, 6-4.

  • Mahut, Herbert win all-French Wimbledon men's doubles final

    July 9, 2016

    LONDON (AP) Nicolas Mahut and Pierre-Hugues Herbert beat Julien Benneteau and Edouard Roger-Vasselin 6-4, 7-6 (1), 6-3 to win Wimbledon on Saturday in the first all-French Grand Slam men's doubles final of the Open era.The victory gives Mahut a happier memory from the grass-court tournament where he lost the longest match in tennis history, 70-68 in the fifth set against John Isner in the first round of singles in 2010.

  • Serena Williams worried by recent police shootings

    July 9, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The recent fatal police shootings of two black men and the attack in Dallas make Serena Williams worry about her nephews.Asked about those episodes after winning her seventh Wimbledon title Saturday, the 34-year-old American said: ''I'm thinking, do I have to call them and tell them, `Don't go outside. If you get in your car, it might be the last time I see you.'''

  • The Latest: Mahut, Herbert win Wimbledon doubles title

    July 9, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---6:25 p.m.The top-seeded pair of Nicolas Mahut and Pierre-Hugues Herbert have won the Wimbledon men's doubles championship by beating Julien Benneteau and Edouard Roger-Vasselin 6-4, 7-6 (1), 6-3 on Saturday.

  • Kerber holds her own in Wimbledon final against Williams

    July 9, 2016

    LONDON (AP) Angelique Kerber scrapped and scrambled and pushed Serena Williams to the limit.The German hustled from corner to corner for great gets, crouched low for squat shots, and mixed off-speed slices with searing flat winners.In the end, Kerber's stellar counter-punching defense was not enough to defuse the power game and booming serves of Williams, who prevailed 7-5, 6-3 in the Wimbledon final on Saturday.

  • The Latest: Williams worried by police shootings

    July 9, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---5:40 p.m.Serena Williams says the recent fatal police shootings of two black men and the attack in Dallas have worried her.Asked about those episodes after winning Wimbledon on Saturday, Williams says the events made her think about her nephews.

  • McEnroe will work Wimbledon final for TV as Raonic's coach

    July 9, 2016

    LONDON (AP) John McEnroe will have a slightly different role when he takes his place in the ESPN booth for Sunday's Wimbledon final.Instead of being his usual outspoken, unbiased self calling the shots for TV on Centre Court, the American tennis great will be acting as a third wheel giving insight into Milos Raonic's game because he is now part of the Canadian player's coaching team.

  • Williams beats Kerber in Wimbledon final for 22nd Slam title

    July 9, 2016

    LONDON (AP) Serena Williams won her record-tying 22nd Grand Slam title by beating Angelique Kerber 7-5, 6-3 in the Wimbledon final on Saturday.Williams pulled even with Steffi Graf for the most major championships in the Open era, which began in 1968. Now Williams stands behind only Margaret Court's all-time mark of 24.

  • The Latest: Williams wins 7th Wimbledon, 22nd major title

    July 9, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---3:36 p.m.Serena Williams won her seventh Wimbledon title and 22nd major overall by beating Angelique Kerber 7-5, 6-3 on Centre Court.The top-seeded Williams won her first Grand Slam title since Wimbledon last year. Since then, she lost in the U.S. Open semifinals and in the final of the Australian and French Opens.

  • The Latest: Williams and Kerber on serve in 2nd set

    July 9, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---3:11 p.m.Serena Williams and Angelique Kerber are on serve at the first changeover of the second set in the women's final at Wimbledon.Williams, who won the first set 7-5, served first and leads 2-1.

  • The Latest: Williams wins 1st set in Wimbledon final

    July 9, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---3:01 p.m.Serena Williams has won the first set of the Wimbledon final against Angelique Kerber.Williams broke Kerber in the final game to win the set 7-5.---2:47 p.m.Beyonce and Jay Z are at the Wimbledon final, sitting in Serena Williams' box on Centre Court for her match against Angelique Kerber.

  • The Latest: Beyonce and Jay Z at Wimbledon final

    July 9, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---2:47 p.m.Beyonce and Jay Z are at the Wimbledon final, sitting in Serena Williams' box on Centre Court for her match against Angelique Kerber.The top-ranked Williams appeared in Beyonce's video album ''Lemonade'' this year.

  • The Latest: Williams and Kerber on serve in Wimbledon final

    July 9, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---2:41 p.m.Serena Williams and Angelique Kerber are still on serve in the women's final at Wimbledon.Williams leads 4-3.---2:26 p.m.Serena Williams and Angelique Kerber are on serve at the first changeover of the women's final at Wimbledon.

  • The Latest: Williams and Kerber on serve at 1st changeover

    July 9, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---2:26 p.m.Serena Williams and Angelique Kerber are on serve at the first changeover of the women's final at Wimbledon.Because Williams served first, she leads 2-1.---2:14 p.m.The women's final at Wimbledon has started with defending champion Serena Williams serving first to Angelique Kerber.

  • The Latest: Williams serves 1st in Wimbledon final

    July 9, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---2:14 p.m.The women's final at Wimbledon has started with defending champion Serena Williams serving first to Angelique Kerber.Williams is trying to win her 22nd major title, while Kerber is going for her second.

  • The Latest: Williams and Kerber warming up on Centre Court

    July 9, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---2:05 p.m.Serena Williams and Angelique Kerber are on court warming up for the Wimbledon final.Williams is trying to win her 22nd major title, while Kerber is going for her second.---12:50 p.m.

  • Murray's return takes on Raonic's serve in Wimbledon final

    July 9, 2016

    LONDON (AP) Milos Raonic is as good a server as there is in tennis nowadays.Andy Murray is one of the top returners.How that matchup plays out in the Wimbledon final Sunday could go a long way toward determining who wins the championship.The sixth-seeded Raonic heads into the first Grand Slam title match of his career - and the first for a man representing Canada - having won 116 of his 121 service games (96 percent) across six matches.

  • Serena Williams to face Kerber in Wimbledon final

    July 9, 2016

    LONDON (AP) Serena Williams will once again attempt to win her 22nd major title on Saturday.Williams will face Angelique Kerber of Germany in the Wimbledon final on Centre Court, looking to match Steffi Graf's Open era record.Kerber beat Williams in the Australian Open final for her first Grand Slam title. Williams also reached the final at the French Open, but lost to Garbine Muguruza.

  • Serena, Venus reach doubles final

    July 8, 2016

    Serena and Venus Williams advanced to the women's doubles final at Wimbledon on Friday.The American sisters beat eighth-seeded Julia Goerges of Germany and Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic 7-6 (3), 6-4 on No. 1 Court.Serena and Venus are 13-0 in Grand Slam finals together, including 5-0 at the All England Club.

  • '13 Wimbledon champ Murray faces new foe in 11th Slam final

    July 8, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The 11th Grand Slam final of Andy Murray's career will be unlike any of the others in at least one way: The opponent will not be Roger Federer or Novak Djokovic.Murray, the 2013 champion at Wimbledon, reached his third major title match of 2016 with a no-nonsense 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 victory against 10th-seeded Tomas Berdych in the semifinals Friday.

  • McEnroe working on TV while pupil Milos Raonic on court

    July 8, 2016

    LONDON (AP) When Milos Raonic was out on Centre Court fighting for a spot in the Wimbledon final, John McEnroe was watching closely.The three-time champion at the All England Club wasn't in the player's box with Raonic's other coaches, however. He was in the commentary box working his TV job.

  • The Latest: Murray back in Wimbledon final for 3rd time

    July 8, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---6:54 p.m.Andy Murray is back in the Wimbledon final for the third time.The 2013 champion beat Tomas Berdych 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 on Centre Court and will next face Milos Raonic in Sunday's final.In Murray's previous finals at the All England Club, he lost to Roger Federer in 2012 and beat Novak Djokovic a year later.

  • The Latest: Murray wins 2nd set, leads Berdych at Wimbledon

    July 8, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---6:18 p.m.Andy Murray has taken a two-set lead over Tomas Berdych in the Wimbledon semifinals.The 2013 champion leads 6-3, 6-3 on Centre Court.The winner of the match will face Milos Raonic in Sunday's final.

  • The Latest: Williams sisters reach Wimbledon doubles final

    July 8, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---6 p.m.Serena and Venus Williams advanced to the women's doubles final at Wimbledon.The American sisters beat eighth-seeded Julia Goerges of Germany and Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic 7-6 (3), 6-4 on No. 1 Court.

  • The Latest: Murray takes 1st set in Wimbledon semifinals

    July 8, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---5:32 p.m.Andy Murray took the first set 6-3 against Tomas Berdych in the Wimbledon semifinals.The 2013 champion broke his opponent twice in the set, including to take a 5-3 lead. He then served out the set.

  • The Latest: Murray and Berdych trade breaks at Wimbledon

    July 8, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---5:09 p.m.Andy Murray and Tomas Berdych traded early breaks in the Wimbledon semifinals.Murray broke Berdych to take a 2-0 lead, but the Czech responded in the next game.The winner of the match will face Milos Raonic in Sunday's final.

  • The Latest: Federer loses to Raonic in Wimbledon semifinals

    July 8, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---4:35 p.m.Roger Federer lost in the Wimbledon semifinals for the first time in his career, falling to Milos Raonic 6-3, 6-7 (3), 4-6, 7-5, 6-3 on Centre Court.The seven-time champion from Switzerland had a break point late in the fourth set that would have allowed him to serve for the match. Instead, Raonic held and later broke Federer in the final game of the set.

  • The Latest: Raonic breaks Federer in 5th set

    July 8, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---4:18 p.m.Milos Raonic broke Roger Federer's serve and leads 3-1 in the fifth set of the Wimbledon semifinals.Before the fifth set started, Federer had a trainer massage his right thigh.Raonic won the first and fourth sets on Centre Court, while Federer took the second and third.

  • The Latest: Federer and Raonic headed to 5th set

    July 8, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---3:57 p.m.Roger Federer and Milos Raonic are headed to a fifth set in the Wimbledon semifinals.Raonic won the fourth set 7-5, breaking the seven-time champion in the final game. Raonic won the first set 6-3 on Centre Court, and Federer took the next two 7-6 (3), 6-4.

  • The Latest: Federer takes 3rd set, leads Raonic at Wimbledon

    July 8, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---3:06 p.m.Roger Federer has taken the lead in the Wimbledon semifinals after winning the third set against Milos Raonic 6-4.Raonic won the first set 6-3 on Centre Court, and Federer took the second 7-6 (3).

  • The Latest: Federer breaks Raonic's serve in 3rd set

    July 8, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---2:58 p.m.Roger Federer broke Milos Raonic's serve to take a 4-3 lead in the third set of the Wimbledon semifinals.Raonic won the first set 6-3, and Federer took the second 7-6 (3).---2:30 p.m.

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

    July 8, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---2:30 p.m.Roger Federer won the second set against Milos Raonic in the Wimbledon semifinals 7-6 (3).Neither player was able to break the other's serve in the set, but Federer took advantage of a double-fault in the tiebreaker to edge ahead.

  • The Latest: Federer and Raonic head to tibreaker

    July 8, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---2:23 p.m.Roger Federer and Milos Raonic are heading to a tiebreaker in the second set of the Wimbledon semifinals.Raonic won the first set 6-3.---1:43 p.m.Milos Raonic won the first set against Roger Federer 6-3 in the Wimbledon semifinals.

  • The Latest: Raonic wins 1st set against Federer 6-3

    July 8, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---1:43 p.m.Milos Raonic won the first set against Roger Federer 6-3 in the Wimbledon semifinals.The sixth-seeded Canadian converted the only break point of the set in the fourth game on Centre Court.

  • The Latest: Federer double-faults, Raonic takes early lead

    July 8, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---1:22 p.m.Roger Federer double-faulted on break point, giving Milos Raonic the early lead in the Wimbledon semifinals.Raonic leads 3-1 in the first set.---1:17 p.m.Roger Federer and Milos Raonic were on serve at the first changeover in the Wimbledon semifinals.

  • The Latest: Federer and Raonic on serve in Wimbledon semis

    July 8, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---1:17 p.m.Roger Federer and Milos Raonic were on serve at the first changeover in the Wimbledon semifinals.Raonic served first and third, and leads Federer 2-1 on Centre Court.---12:08 p.m.Roger Federer is one win away from his 11th Wimbledon final, while Andy Murray is chasing a spot in the title match for the third time.

  • Once again, Kerber stands between Williams, 22nd Slam title

    July 8, 2016

    LONDON (AP) Before looking ahead to the Wimbledon final between Serena Williams and Angelique Kerber on Saturday, take a moment to look back at the American's second-round match last week.After dropping the opening set against Christina McHale in a ragged tiebreaker, Williams plopped herself in her sideline chair and proceeded to smack her racket repeatedly against the grass, before flinging the equipment so far behind her that it landed in the lap of a TV cameraman.

  • Federer, Murray 1 round away from Wimbledon final matchup

    July 8, 2016

    LONDON (AP) Roger Federer is one win away from his 11th Wimbledon final, while Andy Murray is chasing a spot in the title match for the third time.Their semifinals are on Friday at the All England Club.Third-seeded Federer will be up first on Centre Court, facing No. 6 Milos Raonic.

  • After best Wimbledon since '09, Venus Williams vows return

    July 7, 2016

    LONDON (AP) Even if this was Venus Williams' best Wimbledon in quite a while, it did not end the way she had hoped.A five-time champion at the All England Club, Williams made it to the semifinals for the first time since 2009, losing at that stage Thursday to No. 4 Angelique Kerber 6-4, 6-4.

  • The Latest: Williams sisters advance to doubles semifinals

    July 7, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---7 p.m.A few hours after playing in separate matches on Centre Court at Wimbledon, Serena and Venus Williams teamed up to reach the semifinals in the women's doubles tournament.The American sisters beat Elena Vesnina and Ekaterina Makarova 7-6 (1), 4-6, 6-2 on No. 2 Court.

  • Federer vs. Raonic, Murray vs. Berdych in Wimbledon semis

    July 7, 2016

    LONDON (AP) Given that Roger Federer already owns seven Wimbledon championships, it really should not shock anyone that he made it back to the semifinals for the 11th time.And yet, for various reasons, even Federer himself did not expect to still be in action at Centre Court on the grass-court tournament's second Friday, facing Milos Raonic for a berth in the title match.

  • 3 years after winning Wimbledon, Bartoli says she is ill

    July 7, 2016

    LONDON (AP) Three years after winning the title at Wimbledon, Marion Bartoli said she has contracted an unknown virus and her life is an ''absolute nightmare.''The 31-year-old Frenchwoman is now extremely thin and said it's because she is ill.''My life right now, it's an absolute nightmare,'' Bartoli said in an interview on British channel ITV's ''This Morning'' show. ''What I'm going through, I wish it to absolutely nobody.''

  • The Latest: Kerber reaches Wimbledon final, beats Venus

    July 7, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---3:43 p.m.Angelique Kerber has reached her second Grand Slam final, beating Venus Williams 6-4, 6-4 in the Wimbledon semifinals.Kerber, who won the Australian Open this year, will face Serena Williams in Saturday's final.

  • The Latest: Kerber serving for match against Venus

    July 7, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---3:39 p.m.Angelique Kerber is serving for the match while leading Venus Williams 6-4, 5-4 in the Wimbledon semifinals.---3:06 p.m.Angelique Kerber won the first set of her Wimbledon semifinal match against Venus Williams 6-4.

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

    July 7, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---3:06 p.m.Angelique Kerber won the first set of her Wimbledon semifinal match against Venus Williams 6-4.Kerber, the Australian Open champion, held for only the second time in the set in the final game. Venus held her serve only once.

  • The Latest: Kerber leads 3-2 in 1st set against Venus

    July 7, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---2:49 p.m.Angelique Kerber leads Venus Williams 3-2 in the first set of the Wimbledon semifinals, with neither player able to hold serve so far.---2 p.m.Serena Williams is in the Wimbledon final for the ninth time.

  • 1 more for No. 22: Serena Williams powers to Wimbledon final

    July 7, 2016

    LONDON (AP) Serena Williams is once again one victory from her record-equaling 22nd Grand Slam title after powering her way into the Wimbledon final.In control from start to finish, Williams needed all of 48 minutes to overwhelm Elena Vesnina 6-2, 6-0 on Thursday in a semifinal that felt more like a training session.

  • The Latest: Serena wins, reaches 9th Wimbledon final

    July 7, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---2 p.m.Serena Williams is in the Wimbledon final for the ninth time.The six-time champion beat Elena Vesnina 6-2, 6-0 on Centre Court, breaking the Russian's opening two service games in the first set and all three in the second.

  • The Latest: Serena Williams again up 3-0 at Wimbledon

    July 7, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---1:49 p.m.Serena Williams has again taken a 3-0 lead, this time in the second set, by breaking Elena Vesnina's opening two service games in the Wimbledon semifinals.Williams already won the first set 6-2.

  • The Latest: Serena Williams wins 1st set at Wimbledon

    July 7, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---1:38 p.m.Serena Williams won the first set of her Wimbledon semifinal match against Elena Vesnina 6-2.The top-seeded Williams, a six-time champion at the All England Club, broke Vesnina's serve twice at the start of the match for 4-0. She then held twice more to take the set.

  • The Latest: Serena Williams off to fast start at Wimbledon

    July 7, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---1:20 p.m.Serena Williams is off to fast start in the Wimbledon semifinals, breaking Elena Vesnina's serve twice to take an early 3-0 lead on Centre Court.---12:20 p.m.If Serena and Venus Williams with their semifinals on Thursday, they will face each other in the Wimbledon final for the fifth time.

  • The Latest: Williams sisters have met in 4 Wimbledon finals

    July 7, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---12:20 p.m.If Serena and Venus Williams with their semifinals on Thursday, they will face each other in the Wimbledon final for the fifth time.Serena beat her older sister in the 2002 and '03 finals, but Venus won the next one in 2008. A year later, Serena again triumphed.

  • Serena and Venus on court in women's semifinals at Wimbledon

    July 7, 2016

    LONDON (AP) Serena and Venus Williams will be back on court, separately, to play for a spot in the Wimbledon final.Serena, a six-time champion at the All England Club, will be first on Centre Court against Elena Vesnina in the semifinals. Following that match, five-time Wimbledon champion Venus will take on Angelique Kerber.

  • Murray uses crowd to help him beat Tsonga at Wimbledon

    July 7, 2016

    LONDON (AP) His lead slipping away, Andy Murray needed a little something extra to keep him going in the fifth set.He found it in the fans. And in himself.The second-seeded Murray absorbed everything he could from the Centre Court faithful, using their screams and cheers to help him hold off Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 7-6 (10), 6-1, 3-6, 4-6, 6-1 and advance to the Wimbledon semifinals for the seventh time.

  • The Latest: So, Andy, how's it being the nation's last hope?

    July 6, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest on Wimbledon (all times local):---9:25 p.m.A little glimpse into the way Andy Murray is perceived around these parts - and the sorts of questions put to him at post-match news conferences.There was time for one last query at the end of Murray's session with reporters at the All England Club after he reached the semifinals on Wednesday night, and here's what the interlocutor wanted to know from the guy whose 2013 championship was the first for a British man at Wimbledon in 77 years:

  • Venus, Serena Williams 1 win apiece from Wimbledon final

    July 6, 2016

    LONDON (AP) Venus Williams sighed at the reporter's question.After getting to her first Wimbledon semifinal since 2009, and first at any Grand Slam tournament since a year later, she was asked what she learned in recent times, while dealing with an energy-sapping disease and a series of earlier-than-usual exits from majors.

  • The Latest: Murray advances to semifinals at Wimbledon

    July 6, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest on Wimbledon (all times local):---8:41 p.m.Andy Murray has made it to the Wimbledon semifinals for the seventh time.The 2013 champion held on to beat Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 7-6 (10), 6-1, 3-6, 4-6, 6-1 on Centre Court, reaching his 20th semifinal at any major tournament.

  • The Latest: Murray and Tsonga going to 5th set at Wimbledon

    July 6, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest on Wimbledon (all times local):---8:10 p.m.Andy Murray and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga are going to a fifth set in the Wimbledon quarterfinals.Murray, the 2013 champion, won the first two sets 7-6 (10), 6-1, but Tsonga responded by winning the next two 6-3, 6-4.

  • The Latest: Berdych advances to Wimbledon semifinals

    July 6, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest on Wimbledon (all times local):---6:05 p.m.Tomas Berdych advanced to the Wimbledon semifinals for the second time, beating Lucas Pouille 7-6 (4), 6-3, 6-2 on Court No. 1.Berdych, the 2010 runner-up at the All England Club, was playing for the third straight day. The 10th-seeded Czech's fourth-round match against Jiri Vesely was stopped after four sets on Monday, and he completed the victory on Tuesday.

  • After beating Djokovic, Sam Querrey ousted at Wimbledon

    July 6, 2016

    LONDON (AP) Sam Querrey made his mark at Wimbledon last week, and made his exit this week.The big-serving American, who eliminated two-time defending champion Novak Djokovic in the third round, lost to sixth-seeded Milos Raonic 6-4, 7-5, 5-7, 6-4 on Wednesday in the quarterfinals at the All England Club.

  • The Latest: Federer finishes comeback, reaches semifinals

    July 6, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest on Wimbledon (all times local):---4:27 p.m.After saving three match points in the fourth set, Roger Federer made it through to the semifinals at Wimbledon for the 11th time.The seven-time champion came back from a two-set deficit to beat Marin Cilic 6-7 (4), 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (9), 6-3 on Centre Court as he continues his run for a record eighth Wimbledon title.

  • Raonic beats Querrey in 4 sets to reach Wimbledon semifinals

    July 6, 2016

    LONDON (AP) Milos Raonic beat Sam Querrey in four sets Thursday to reach the Wimbledon semifinals for the second time and make it to the final four at a Grand Slam for the third time.The sixth-seeded Canadian lost serve only once and downed the No. 28-seeded Querrey 6-4, 7-5, 5-7, 6-4 on No. 1 Court.

  • The Latest: Federer wins 4th set, evens match against Cilic

    July 6, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest on Wimbledon (all times local):---3:53 p.m.Roger Federer has evened his Wimbledon quarterfinal match against Marin Cilic at two sets apiece.Federer saved three match points and then managed to win the fourth set 7-6 (9) on Centre Court.

  • The Latest: Raonic beats Querrey to reach semifinals

    July 6, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest on Wimbledon (all times local):---3:45 p.m.Milos Raonic is back in the Wimbledon semifinals for the second time in his career.The sixth-seeded Canadian beat Sam Querrey 6-4, 7-5, 5-7, 6-4 on No. 1 Court.Raonic, who has added John McEnroe to his coaching team this year, previously reached the semifinals at the All England Club in 2014, losing to Roger Federer in straight sets.

  • The Latest: Roger Federer wins 3rd set, still trails Cilic

    July 6, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest on Wimbledon (all times local):---2:55 p.m.Roger Federer still has a chance against Marin Cilic at Wimbledon.The seven-time champion won the third set of his quarterfinal match on Centre Court 6-3 after losing the first two to the ninth-seeded Croat.

  • The Latest: Cilic takes 2-set lead over Federer in QFs

    July 6, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest on Wimbledon (all times local):Roger Federer is down two sets to love against Marin Cilic in their Wimbledon quarterfinal on Centre Court.Cilic, a big-serving Croatian, leads the seven-time champion 7-6 (4), 6-4.On No. 1 Court, Milos Raonic leads Sam Querrey 6-4, 7-5.

  • The Latest: Cilic takes 2-set lead over Federer in semis

    July 6, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest on Wimbledon (all times local):Roger Federer is down two sets to love against Marin Cilic in their Wimbledon semifinal on Centre Court.Cilic, a big-serving Croatian, leads the seven-time champion 7-6 (4), 6-4.On No. 1 Court, Milos Raonic leads Sam Querrey 6-4, 7-5.

  • The Latest: Cilic takes 1st set off Federer in tiebreaker

    July 6, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest on Wimbledon (all times local):1:55 p.m.Roger Federer has dropped the first set of his semifinal against Marin Cilic in a tiebreaker.Cilic saved two break points in the fifth game and took the set 7-6 (4).In the second semifinal, Milos Raonic won the first set 6-4 over Sam Querrey.

  • The Latest: Men's quarterfinals underway at Wimbledon

    July 6, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest on Wimbledon (all times local):1:15 p.m.Play is underway on men's quarterfinals day at Wimbledon.Seven-time champion Roger Federer is playing Marin Cilic on Centre Court, while Milos Raonic is facing Sam Querrey on No. 1 Court.

  • Roger Federer chases more history at Wimbledon

    July 6, 2016

    LONDON (AP) Roger Federer has more history on the line at the All England Club.If Federer beats Marin Cilic in the quarterfinals on Wednesday, he will equal Jimmy Connors' record of reaching the Wimbledon semifinals 11 times.Federer is chasing a record eighth Wimbledon singles title. He's currently tied with Pete Sampras and 1880s player William Renshaw with seven.

  • Isner, Sock, not Querrey, on US Davis Cup team vs. Croatia

    July 5, 2016

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) The first American man to reach a Grand Slam quarterfinal in five years will not be part of the U.S. team that will face Croatia in the Davis Cup quarterfinals this month.Instead of Sam Querrey, who upset No. 1 Novak Djokovic en route to making the final eight at Wimbledon, the U.S. roster includes John Isner and Jack Sock in singles, and twins Bob and Mike Bryan in doubles.

  • The Latest: Venus and Serena win in doubles at Wimbledon

    July 5, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest on Wimbledon (all times local):---7:15 p.m.Venus and Serena Williams won again at Wimbledon.The American sisters advanced to the quarterfinals in the doubles tournament on Tuesday, beating sixth-seeded Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka 6-4, 6-3 on No. 3 Court a short time after each reached the semifinals of the women's singles competition.

  • Sidney Lowe, Tony Brown join Scott Brooks' Wizards staff

    July 5, 2016

    WASHINGTON (AP) Former NBA head coach Sidney Lowe and interim coach Tony Brown have been hired as assistants to Scott Brooks with the Washington Wizards.The Wizards announced Tuesday that Chad Iske, Mike Terpstra and Maz Trakh also will be assistants to Brooks.

  • Federer, Murray both play for spot in Wimbledon semifinals

    July 5, 2016

    LONDON (AP) Roger Federer and Andy Murray are closing in on another Wimbledon final.Federer, a seven-time champion from Switzerland, is 34 and still looking to make history at the All England Club by winning a record eighth title.The 29-year-old Murray already made his mark in 2013, becoming the first British man to win Wimbledon since Fred Perry in 1936.

  • Czechs to face France without Berdych in Davis Cup quarters

    July 5, 2016

    PRAGUE (AP) The Czech Republic will be without Tomas Berdych in next week's Davis Cup quarterfinal against France.Berdych, the country's top player who contributed to the 2012-13 Davis Cup titles, reached the quarterfinals at Wimbledon on Tuesday by beating fellow Czech Jiri Vesely 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (8), 6-7 (9), 6-3.

  • The Latest: Cibulkova's wedding on after losing at Wimbledon

    July 5, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest on Wimbledon (all times local):---4:35 p.m.Dominika Cibulkova's wedding is on.The 19th-seeded Slovak lost to Elena Vesnina in the Wimbledon quarterfinals on Tuesday, falling 6-2, 6-2 on No. 1 Court.Cibulkova is planning to get married on Saturday in Bratislava, but said she would have to postpone the wedding if she kept winning at the All England Club. The women's final is also set for Saturday.

  • The Latest: Serena Williams advances to Wimbledon semifinals

    July 5, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest on Wimbledon (all times local):---4:15 p.m.Six-time Wimbledon champion Serena Williams is back in the semifinals at the All England Club.The top-seeded American beat Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia 6-4, 6-4 on Centre Court to reach the semifinals for the 10th time.

  • The Latest: Venus Williams advances to Wimbledon semifinals

    July 5, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest on Wimbledon (all times local):---2:47 p.m.Venus Williams is one match away from another Wimbledon final.The five-time champion advanced to the semifinals at the All England Club by beating Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan 7-6 (5), 6-2 on No. 1 Court.

  • The Latest: Kerber beats Halep to reach Wimbledon semifinals

    July 5, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest on Wimbledon (all times local):---2:40 p.m.Australian Open champion Angelique Kerber staggered into the Wimbledon semifinals by beating Simona Halep of Romania 7-5, 7-6 (2).The quarterfinal match on Centre Court was messy, featuring 13 breaks of serve, more than half of the games.

  • The Latest: Berdych completes Wimbledon quarterfinal lineup

    July 5, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest on Wimbledon (all times local):---1:50 p.m.Tomas Berdych completed the quarterfinal lineup at Wimbledon when he finally overcame Czech countryman Jiri Vesely 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (8), 6-7 (9), 6-3.Their fourth-round match was suspended overnight, at two sets apiece, because of darkness on Monday.

  • The Latest: Women's quarterfinals underway at Wimbledon

    July 5, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest on Wimbledon (all times local):1:10 p.m.Play is underway in the women's quarterfinals at Wimbledon.In the first match on Centre Court, fourth-seeded Angelique Kerber of Germany is playing No. 5 Simona Halep of Romania. On No. 1 court, five-time champion Venus Williams is up against Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan.

  • Venus and Serena back in Wimbledon quarterfinals

    July 5, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Williams sisters are back in the Wimbledon quarterfinals, 16 years after they first made it this far together at the All England Club.Six-time champion Serena and five-time winner Venus will be playing on Tuesday for spots in the semifinals.

  • Murray to play for Britain in Davis Cup quarters vs Serbia

    July 5, 2016

    BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) Andy Murray will lead the Britain in next week's Davis Cup quarterfinal against Serbia, which will be without No. 1-ranked Novak Djokovic.Serbia also will be without its No. 2, Viktor Troicki.Murray was selected for Britain on Tuesday, along with brother Jamie, Kyle Edmund, Dan Evans and Dominic Inglot.

  • Nick Kyrgios bares his soul at Wimbledon: 'Little bit soft'

    July 4, 2016

    LONDON (AP) During something that sounded more like a therapy session than a post-match news conference, Nick Kyrgios bared his soul a bit after losing to Andy Murray at Wimbledon.Kyrgios derided his own performance in a 7-5, 6-1, 6-4 defeat Monday against the 2013 champion.

  • Venus Williams back in the quarterfinals at Wimbledon

    July 4, 2016

    LONDON (AP) Venus Williams has gotten this far before. Many times, in fact.It's just been a while.The five-time Wimbledon champion will be playing in the quarterfinals at the All England Club for the 12th time in her career, but the first time since 2010.

  • The Latest: Berdych-Vesely match suspended by darkness

    July 4, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---9:23 p.m.Tomas Berdych's fourth-round match against Jiri Vesely at Wimbledon was suspended by darkness at two sets each.Berdych, the 2010 runner-up at Wimbledon, had five match points in the fourth set, but Vesely forced the tiebreaker and evened the match on his seventh set point.

  • The Latest: Murray beats Kyrgios, reaches Wimbledon quarters

    July 4, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---7 p.m.Andy Murray made it back into the Wimbledon quarterfinals, beating Nick Kyrgios 7-5, 6-1, 6-4.Murray, the 2013 Wimbledon champion, has reached at least the quarterfinals every year since 2008.

  • The Latest: Gasquet retires from match with injury

    July 4, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---6:30 p.m.Richard Gasquet retired from his fourth-round match at Wimbledon with what appeared to be a back injury after falling behind 4-2 against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.Gasquet, a two-time Wimbledon semifinalist, appeared to injure himself while going for a shot early in the sixth game. He played out the game, but shook his head in despair after a forehand on what turned out to be the last shot.

  • Djokovic conqueror Querrey reaches 1st Slam QF at Wimbledon

    July 4, 2016

    LONDON (AP) One match after a stunning victory over two-time reigning champion Novak Djokovic at Wimbledon, there was no letdown for Sam Querrey.And Querrey was all too aware people might have wondered whether he could follow that up with another strong performance.

  • Cibulkova may have to postpone wedding if she keeps winning

    July 4, 2016

    LONDON (AP) Either way, Dominika Cibulkova has plans for Saturday.The Slovakian tennis player was supposed to get married this weekend, but she may have to postpone her wedding if she keeps winning and reaches the Wimbledon final.''If I would win tomorrow, then we will change it. Then we will postpone it, because it will be a lot of rush,'' the 27-year-old Cibulkova said Monday. ''It's still really, really far. I want to get a good rest and I just want to play well tomorrow.''

  • The Latest: Raonic erases 2-set hole to reach Wimbledon QFs

    July 4, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---6:10 p.m.Sixth-seeded Milos Raonic of Canada came back from a two-set deficit to win for the first time in his career, beating No. 11 David Goffin of Belgium 4-6, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 in Wimbledon's fourth round Monday.

  • The Latest: Venus Williams reaches Wimbledon quarterfinals

    July 4, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---5:35 p.m.Venus Williams is back in the Wimbledon quarterfinals for the first time since 2010.The five-time champion beat Carla Suarez Navarro 7-6 (3), 6-4 on No. 1 Court.Williams last won the title at the All England Club in 2008. She reached the fourth round last year, but lost in the third round the year before.

  • The Latest: Williams takes last 9 games to beat Kuznetsova

    July 4, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---5 p.m.After recovering from a fall on the slick turf, and a brief deficit, Serena Williams reeled off the last nine games to reach the Wimbledon quarterfinals.The defending champion dominated down the stretch once the Centre Court roof was closed and eliminated two-time major title winner Svetlana Kuznetsova 7-5, 6-0 on Monday. Williams won 24 of 29 points in the second set and finished with a 43-8 advantage in winners.

  • The Latest: Play resumes on Centre Court at Wimbledon

    July 4, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---4:25 p.m.Play has resumed on Centre Court with the roof closed, nearly 30 minutes after it was suspended.Play on some of the outside courts has been suspended, however, with Venus Williams leading 4-2 in a first-set tiebreaker against Carla Suarez Navarro.

  • The Latest: Play suspended on Centre Court by rain

    July 4, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---4 p.m.Play has been suspended on Centre Court with Serena Williams tied with Svetlana Kuznetsova at 5-5 in the first set.The forecast called for dry weather on Monday, but light drizzle forced play to stop in the main stadium.

  • The Latest: Querrey wins again, reaches Wimbledon quarters

    July 4, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---3:50 p.m.Fresh from beating the defending champion at Wimbledon, Sam Querrey has won again.The 28th-seeded American advanced to the quarterfinals by beating Nicolas Mahut of France 6-4, 7-6 (5), 6-4 on Court 18.

  • Nishikori retires from Wimbledon match with injured rib

    July 4, 2016

    LONDON (AP) With an injured rib smarting, Kei Nishikori kept going until he couldn't stand it any longer.The time to call it quits came Monday in the fourth round at Wimbledon, trailing 6-1, 5-1 against Marin Cilic on No. 2 Court.''Even before the match, I knew it's not going to be easy for me to play 100 percent,'' Niskikori said. ''Every point I played, get worse. I didn't want to, but I guess I had to retire today.''

  • The Latest: 3rd-seeded Radwanska loses at Wimbledon

    July 4, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---2:47 p.m.Third-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska has lost at Wimbledon, falling to Dominika Cibulkova 6-3, 5-7, 9-7 in the fourth round.Radwanska, a finalist at the All England Club in 2012, has struggled at this year's tournament. In the second round, she had to save three match points before beating Ana Konjuh in three sets.

  • The Latest: Federer reaches 48th Grand Slam quarterfinal

    July 4, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---2:45 p.m.Looking in fine form after two days of rest, Roger Federer equaled Jimmy Connors' Open-era record by reaching his 14th Wimbledon quarterfinal and added to his own mark by making it at least that far at a Grand Slam tournament for the 48th time.

  • The Latest: Nishikori retires with injury, Cilic advances

    July 4, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---2 p.m.Kei Nishikori retired from his fourth-round match against Marin Cilic because of injury.The fifth-seeded Japanese player was trailing 6-1, 5-1 when he decided to stop the match, giving Cilic a spot in the Wimbledon quarterfinals.

  • Kerber leads way into women's quarterfinals at Wimbledon

    July 4, 2016

    LONDON (AP) Australian Open champion Angelique Kerber advanced to the Wimbledon quarterfinals for the second time in three years Monday, beating Misaki Doi 6-3, 6-1 at the start of the busiest day in Grand Slam tennis.The fourth-seeded German needed just over an hour to defeat the 49th-ranked Doi, who was the first Japanese woman to reach the fourth round of a major tournament in 10 years.

  • The Latest: Pavlyuchenkova beats Vandeweghe to reach QFs

    July 4, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---1 p.m.Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia reached her first quarterfinal at Wimbledon - and first at any Grand Slam tournament since 2011 - by eliminating CoCo Vandeweghe 6-3, 6-3 on Monday.The 21st-seeded Pavlyuchenkova had only seven unforced errors, 15 fewer than No. 27 Vandeweghe, and broke the American five times. Vandeweghe, a 2015 quarterfinalist at the All England Club, had lost serve only twice in the first three rounds this year.

  • The Latest: Kerber advances to quarterfinals at Wimbledon

    July 4, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---12:50 p.m.Australian Open champion Angelique Kerber advanced to the quarterfinals at Wimbledon by beating Misaki Doi of Japan 6-3, 6-1.Kerber, a German seeded fourth, reached the semifinals at the All England Club in 2012 and also made the quarterfinals in 2014. Last year, she lost in the third round.

  • The Latest: Play underway on Day 8 at Wimbledon

    July 4, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---11:55 a.m.Play is underway under cloudy skies on Day 8 at Wimbledon, kicking off the busiest day in Grand Slam tennis.Play began on schedule on the outside courts at 11: 30 a.m., with matches on Centre Court and No. 1 Court set to begin at 1 p.m.

  • Manic Monday: Wimbledon's Week 2 starts with 16 R4 matches

    July 4, 2016

    LONDON (AP) Week two of Wimbledon starts with the busiest day in Grand Slam tennis, with all 16 men's and women's fourth-round matches on Monday's schedule.After rain delays forced organizers to schedule matches on the middle Sunday for only the fourth time in history, the tournament is back on track going into the second week.

  • Wimbledon Lookahead: Federer back to work after 2 days off

    July 3, 2016

    LONDON (AP) While every other man left in the Wimbledon draw was busy playing over the weekend, Roger Federer got a two-day break.He'll get back to work on Monday.Federer, whose record 17 Grand Slam titles include seven at the All England Club, faces 29th-ranked Steve Johnson of the U.S., as all 16 men's and women's fourth-round matches are on the Day 8 schedule. Thanks to putting matches on court on the middle Sunday for the first time since 2004, and fourth time ever, the tournament is finally back on track after a rainy Week 1.

  • The Latest: Kuznetsova says 'politics' behind Olympic ban

    July 3, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest on Wimbledon (all times local):6:40 p.m.Svetlana Kuznetsova says politics is behind the ban on Russia's track and field athletes from the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.The 13th-seeded Russian beat American Sloane Stephens 6-7 (1), 6-2, 8-6 on Sunday, setting up a fourth-round matchup against six-time champion Serena Williams.

  • Isner pleads the 5th at Wimbledon, losing 19-17 to Tsonga

    July 3, 2016

    LONDON (AP) This super-sized fifth set at Wimbledon finished 19-17, not 70-68, and it did not end well for John Isner.The 6-foot-10 American, who won the longest match in tennis history at the All England Club in 2010, found himself locked in another marathon against another Frenchman at the same site. This time, Isner came up short.

  • The Latest: '10 finalist Berdych beats Zverev in 3rd round

    July 3, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest on Wimbledon (all times local):5:10 p.m.Tomas Berdych, the Wimbledon runner-up in 2010, beat 19-year-old Alexander Zverev 6-3, 6-4, 4-6, 6-1 in the third round Sunday.The 10th-seeded Berdych moved into the fourth round for the eighth time in 13 trips to the All England Club.

  • The Latest: Tsonga edges Isner 19-17 in 5th set at Wimbledon

    July 3, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest on Wimbledon (all times local):4 p.m.John Isner came out on the wrong end of this marathon of a Wimbledon match, losing 19-17 in the fifth set to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the third round Sunday.Tsonga, a Frenchman seeded No. 12, came back after dropping the first two sets, then had to save a match point while serving and trailing 16-15 in the fifth. Tsonga got the only break of the last set - which alone lasted more than 2 hours - to go ahead 18-17.

  • The Latest: Kyrgios to face Murray in 4th round

    July 3, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest on Wimbledon (all times local):3:45 p.m.Nick Kyrgios is into the fourth round at Wimbledon for the third year in a row.And this time, he'll face 2013 champion Andy Murray.Kyrgios, an Australian seeded 15th at the All England Club, advanced by beating No. 22 Feliciano Lopez 6-3, 6-7 (2), 6-3, 6-4 on Sunday in a match that was suspended by darkness a night earlier.

  • The Latest: Isner at it again, now 12-all in 5th vs. Tsonga

    July 3, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest on Wimbledon (all times local):3:05 p.m.John Isner is at it again at Wimbledon, playing a lengthy fifth set.Still a long way to go to come close to what he's done in the past, though.The 18th-seeded American - who won the longest match in tennis history 70-68 in the fifth at the All England Club in 2010 - is at 12-all in the final set of his third-round match against No. 12 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France on Sunday.

  • Easy going: Williams crushes Beck to reach 4th round

    July 3, 2016

    LONDON (AP) Serena Williams will still get a decent day's rest on the middle Sunday at Wimbledon.The defending champion and six-time winner overwhelmed Annika Beck 6-3, 6-0 in just 51 minutes on Centre Court early Sunday afternoon, advancing to the fourth round with her 300th career Grand Slam match win.

  • The Latest: Kuznetsova edges Stephens, faces Williams next

    July 3, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest on Wimbledon (all times local):2:20 p.m.Two-time major champion Svetlana Kuznetsova put aside a warning for getting coached and erased a big deficit in the third set to edge 18th-seeded Sloane Stephens 6-7 (1), 6-2, 8-6 in the third round at Wimbledon.

  • The Latest: Williams needs 51 minutes to get 300th Slam win

    July 3, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest on Wimbledon (all times local):2:05 p.m.Defending champion Serena Williams did not need to work too hard to earn her 300th career Grand Slam match win and move into the fourth round at Wimbledon, overwhelming 43rd-ranked Annika Beck of Germany 6-3, 6-0.

  • The Latest: Pavlyuchenkova reaches Wimbledon 4th round

    July 3, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest on Wimbledon (all times local):1:05 p.m.Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova has reached the fourth round at Wimbledon for the first time.The 23rd-seeded Russian beat No. 11 Timea Bacsinszky of Switzerland 6-3, 6-2 on Sunday.Bacsinszky made it to the quarterfinals last year, but failed to break serve once on Sunday.

  • The Latest: Vandweghe beats Vinci to reach 4th round

    July 3, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest on Wimbledon (all times local):12:55 p.m.Coco Vandeweghe is making a strong run at Wimbledon for the second year in a row.The 27th-seeded American beat No. 7 Roberta Vinci of Italy 6-3, 6-4 on Centre Court on Sunday to reach the fourth round.

  • The Latest: Play underway on middle Sunday at Wimbledon

    July 3, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest on Wimbledon (all times local):11:50 a.m.Play is underway on Day 7 at Wimbledon, only the fourth time in the tournament's 139-year history that matches are being played on the middle Sunday.Sixth-seeded Roberta Vinci opened play on Centre Court against Coco Vandeweghe of the United States in a third-round match. No. 13 Svetlana Kuznetsova faced No. 18 Sloane Stephens on Court No. 1.

  • No rest: Wimbledon back for middle Sunday play for 4th time

    July 3, 2016

    LONDON (AP) For only the fourth time in the tournament's 139-year history, the middle Sunday at Wimbledon is not a day for rest.With rain delays during the first week forcing organizers to schedule Sunday matches for the first time since 2004, all 22,000 tickets were snapped up in 27 minutes when they went on sale online on Saturday.

  • Wimbledon to play on middle Sunday for 4th time in history

    July 2, 2016

    LONDON (AP) There will be 22,000 fans with fast fingers on the grounds at Wimbledon on Sunday.Because of a rainy first week, the All England Club was forced to schedule matches on the middle Sunday of the tournament for only the fourth time in its 139-year history.

  • The Latest: Djokovic won't play in Davis Cup quarterfinals

    July 3, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---10 p.m.Novak Djokovic says he will not play in the Davis Cup quarterfinals against Britain this month.Djokovic says he wasn't 100 percent healthy while losing to Sam Querrey in the third round at Wimbledon on Saturday, but wouldn't say what was wrong.

  • The Latest: 4 men's Wimbledon matches suspended by darkness

    July 2, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---9:40 p.m.Play is done for the day at Wimbledon, with four men's third-round matches suspended in progress Saturday night.That includes No. 7 Richard Gasquet leading Albert Ramos-Vinolas, No. 18 John Isner leading No. 12 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, and No. 32 Lucas Pouille leading 2009 U.S. Open champion Juan Martin del Potro - all by two sets to one.

  • Laver thought Djokovic 'could be the guy to' win Grand Slam

    July 2, 2016

    LONDON (AP) Rod Laver figured Novak Djokovic might very well be the player, and this might very well be the year, that would finally end his distinction as the last man to win a calendar-year Grand Slam.''It's a tough road,'' Laver said Saturday in a telephone interview with The Associated Press from his home in California. ''Certainly, I thought he could be the guy to do it.''

  • The Latest: Hewitt and Thompson win 19-17 in doubles

    July 2, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---7:35 p.m.Lleyton Hewitt's delayed retirement just got delayed a little bit more.The 2002 singles champion at Wimbledon teamed up with Jordan Thompson to beat Nicolas Almagro and David Marrero of Spain 6-7 (6), 6-4, 19-17 in doubles.

  • The Latest: Madison Keys advances to 4th round at Wimbledon

    July 2, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---7:25 p.m.Ninth-seeded Madison Keys advanced to the fourth round at Wimbledon by beating Alize Cornet 6-4, 5-7, 6-2 on No. 1 Court.The American player, who reached the quarterfinals at the All England Club in 2015, last week became the first American woman to make her debut in the top 10 since Serena Williams in 1999.

  • Bulgarian player Tarpov given 3-month suspended suspension

    July 2, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Tennis Integrity Unit says Bulgarian player Danail Tarpov has been given a suspended three-month suspension for links to an online betting account.The 27-year-old Tarpov, ranked 1,109 in singles, was also fined 5,000 euros (,500), but that was also suspended for two years.

  • The Latest: Murray advances to 4th round at Wimbledon

    July 2, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---6:05 p.m.Andy Murray made his way into the fourth round at Wimbledon by beating John Millman of Australia 6-3, 7-5, 6-2.Murray, the 2013 champion at the All England Club, played his match on Centre Court, starting with the roof open but finishing with it closed after a rain delay.

  • The Latest: Former champion Kvitova loses at Wimbledon

    July 2, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---5:35 p.m.Former Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova lost Saturday at the All England Club.The 10th-seeded Czech player lost to Ekaterina Makarova of Russia 7-5, 7-6 (5) in the final second-round match of the tournament.

  • The Latest: Djokovic stunned by Querrey at Wimbledon

    July 2, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---5:05 p.m.Novak Djokovic's 30-match Grand Slam winning streak is over after a stunning 7-6 (6), 6-1, 3-6, 7-6 (5) loss to 41st-ranked Sam Querrey in Wimbledon's third round.Djokovic had won the past four major titles in a row - and was halfway to the first calendar-year Grand Slam for a man since Rod Laver's in 1969.

  • The Latest: Djokovic, Querrey back at it after latest delay

    July 2, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---4:50 p.m.Novak Djokovic and Sam Querrey are back out on court after their third rain delay of the day.They resume with two-time defending Wimbledon champion Djokovic serving to stay in the third-round match, trailing 6-5 in the fourth set and down two sets to one.

  • The Latest: Sunday Wimbledon tickets sell out in 27 minutes

    July 2, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---4:40 p.m.The All England Club says all 22,000 tickets for the middle Sunday at Wimbledon sold out in 27 minutes.Organizers decided to play on Sunday for only the fourth time in the tournament's 139-year history after severe delays because of rain.

  • The Latest: Kei Nishikori sets up rematch with Marin Cilic

    July 2, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---4 p.m.Kei Nishikori has reached the fourth round at Wimbledon and equaled his best performance at the All England Club.Nishikori beat Andrey Kuznetsov of Russia 7-5, 6-3, 7-5 in less than two hours. He made only 14 unforced errors.

  • The Latest: Djokovic-Querrey suspended by rain in 4th set

    July 2, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---3:50 p.m.With Novak Djokovic one game from a stunning loss to Sam Querrey, rain is again delaying play at Wimbledon.Djokovic, who has a 30-match Grand Slam winning streak, was about to serve while trailing 6-5 in the fourth set Saturday, and down two sets to one.

  • Men's 2nd round at Wimbledon finally completed

    July 2, 2016

    LONDON (AP) Two days later than normal, the men's second round at Wimbledon was finally finished off by Alexander Zverev on Saturday.The 24th-seeded German beat Mikhail Youzhny of Russia 6-4, 3-6, 6-0, 4-6, 6-2, completing the fifth set after rain suspended the match on Friday.

  • The Latest: Zverev completes men's 2nd round at Wimbledon

    July 2, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---3:15 p.m.Alexander Zverev finished off his match on Saturday, and finally completed the men's second round at Wimbledon.The 24th-seeded German beat Mikhail Youzhny of Russia 6-4, 3-6, 6-0, 4-6, 6-2.

  • The Latest: Djokovic back on court at Wimbledon

    July 2, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---2:56 p.m.After a quick break for a short rain delay, Novak Djokovic and Sam Querrey are back on court at Wimbledon.Because the rain delay was so brief, only about 10 minutes, the players resumed the match immediately, skipping the usual warm-up period.

  • The Latest: Play again suspended by rain

    July 2, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---2:50 p.m.Play has again been suspended by rain at Wimbledon.Novak Djokovic won the third set of his match against Sam Querrey, but the rain returned after each held serve in the fourth set.Play on Centre Court, which has a retractable roof, has not been disrupted.

  • The Latest: Novak Djokovic wins 3rd set at Wimbledon

    July 2, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---2:35 p.m.Novak Djokovic isn't out yet.The top-seeded Djokovic, a three-time Wimbledon champion, won the third set of his match against Sam Querrey 6-3.Djokovic lost the first two sets 7-6 (6), 6-1 on Friday before rain suspended play on No. 1 Court. When they resumed on Saturday morning, Djokovic won the first five games. But Querrey won the next three before Djokovic held serve to take the set.

  • The Latest: Play resumes on the outside courts at Wimbledon

    July 2, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---2:25 p.m.Play has resumed on the outside courts at Wimbledon after a rain delay of nearly two hours.Novak Djokovic, whose match was stopped by rain on Friday after he lost the opening two sets, was leading Sam Querrey 4-0 in the third set when the rain returned.

  • Time to pay up: Williams, Troicki fined K at Wimbledon

    July 2, 2016

    LONDON (AP) Serena Williams and Viktor Troicki were fined ,000 apiece on Saturday at Wimbledon for unsportsmanlike conduct.The biggest amount deducted from a player's paycheck at this year's tournament so far was the ,000 for Britain's Heather Watson, for jamming her racket into the grass.

  • The Latest: Williams, Troicki each docked K at Wimbledon

    July 2, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---1:30 p.m.Serena Williams and Viktor Troicki each have been fined ,000 at Wimbledon for unsportsmanlike conduct.The penalties were announced on Saturday at the Grand Slam tournament, where the biggest amount deducted from a player's paycheck so far is the ,000 for Britain's Heather Watson, also for unsportsmanlike conduct.

  • The Latest: Wimbledon readies for play on middle Sunday

    July 2, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---1:20 p.m.Wimbledon organizers say they will sell 10,000 unreserved tickets for Sunday's play on Centre Court at the All England Club, and 8,000 for No. 1 Court.There will be matches at Wimbledon on the middle Sunday for only the fourth time in the tournament's 139-year history because of rain delays all week.

  • The Latest: Play again suspended by rain at Wimbledon

    July 2, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---12:25 p.m.Play was again suspended by rain at Wimbledon.Novak Djokovic, whose match on No. 1 Court was stopped by rain on Friday after he lost the opening two sets, was leading Sam Querrey 4-0 in the third set when the rain returned.

  • The Latest: Stephens completes 2nd round match at Wimbledon

    July 2, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---11:50 a.m.A day after saving a match point, Sloane Stephens quickly completed her match at Wimbledon and advanced to third round. She beat Mandy Minella of Luxembourg 3-6, 7-6 (6), 8-6.The 18th-seeded American saved a match point in the second-set tiebreaker on Friday, but the match was then suspended by rain with the score tied at 3-3 in the third set.

  • Djokovic resumes 2 sets down on Day 6

    July 2, 2016

    LONDON (AP) High noon comes for Novak Djokovic when he resumes his third-round match at Wimbledon two sets down against Sam Querrey of the United States on Saturday.Querrey leads 7-6 (6), 6-1 after their match was one of eight suspended overnight because of rain.

  • Trailing by 2 sets, Djokovic back on court at Wimbledon

    July 1, 2016

    LONDON (AP) When Novak Djokovic walks back out on the grass at Wimbledon on Saturday, he'll have plenty of work to do.The three-time champion from Serbia trails Sam Querrey 7-6 (6), 6-1 in their third-round match, which was suspended by rain on No. 1 Court on Friday.

  • Former Jackson State tennis coach gets show-cause penalty

    July 1, 2016

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) The Jackson State men's tennis team has been placed on probation and its former coach has received a two-year show-cause penalty after the NCAA ruled he allowed an ineligible player to compete under an eligible player's name.The NCAA announced the ruling Friday. The school received one year of probation, a ,000 fine, and public reprimand and censure.

  • Wimbledon to play on middle Sunday for 4th time in 139 years

    July 1, 2016

    LONDON (AP) For only the fourth time in Wimbledon's 139-year history, matches will be scheduled on the two-week tournament's middle Sunday.All England Club spokesman Johnny Perkins said Friday evening that the decision had been made to add the extra day of play, necessitated by repeated rain delays during Week 1 that created a backlog of matches.

  • The Latest: Federer advances to 4th round at Wimbledon

    July 1, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---9:10 p.m.Roger Federer eliminated another British player at Wimbledon, beating Daniel Evans 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 to reach the fourth round.Playing under the roof on Centre Court, Federer won his 305th singles match at a Grand Slam tournament, only one behind the record set by Martina Navratilova.

  • The Latest: Wimbledon to schedule play on middle Sunday

    July 1, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---9 p.m.All England Club spokesman Johnny Perkins says matches will be played on Wimbledon's middle Sunday for only the fourth time in the tournament's 139-year history.The decision was made Friday, the third day of significant rain delays during Week 1 at the Grand Slam event.

  • The Latest: Play suspended for the day at Wimbledon

    July 1, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---8:20 p.m.The All England Club says there will be no more play Friday on the outside courts at Wimbledon.Play on Centre Court, where Roger Federer is leading Daniel Evans after winning the first set 6-4, will continue under the roof.

  • The Latest: Novak Djokovic loses opening 2 sets at Wimbledon

    July 1, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---8 p.m.Novak Djokovic is in trouble at Wimbledon, losing the first two sets to Sam Querrey.The three-time champion is trailing 7-6 (6), 6-1 in the third-round match on No. 1 Court. After the second set, play was suspended because of rain.

  • The Latest: Novak Djokovic loses 1st set at Wimbledon

    July 1, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---7:40 p.m.Three-time Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic lost the first set of his third-round match against Sam Querrey 7-6 (6).Djokovic, a two-time defending champion at the All England Club, has won four straight major titles and is halfway to a calendar-year Grand Slam.

  • The Latest: Serena Williams reaches 3rd round at Wimbledon

    July 1, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---7:25 p.m.Serena Williams rebounded after losing the first set and went on to reach the third round at Wimbledon by beating Christina McHale 6-7 (7), 6-2, 6-4.The match started with the roof open, but the rain returned to the All England Club and play was briefly delayed as the retractable roof was closed.

  • The Latest: Venus Williams reaches 4th round at Wimbledon

    July 1, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---6:40 p.m.Venus Williams made it through the rain and into the fourth round at Wimbledon.The five-time champion beat Daria Kasatkina 7-5, 4-6, 10-8 on No. 1 Court in a match delayed four times by rain, including once when Williams had match point at 7-6 in the third set.

  • The Latest: Serena Williams wins 2nd set against McHale

    July 1, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---6:30 p.m.Serena Williams won the second set of her Wimbledon match against Christina McHale 6-2.The six-time champion at the All England Club had lost the first set of the second-round match 7-6 (7) on Centre Court.

  • The Latest: Serena Williams drops 1st set against McHale

    July 1, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---6:05 p.m.Defending champion Serena Williams has lost the first set against Christina McHale 7-6 (7) in their second-round Wimbledon match Friday.Williams held a set point while ahead 5-4 and McHale serving at 30-40, but a shot by McHale that initially was ruled out was reversed on a video challenge. They replayed the point, and McHale won it to stay in the set.

  • The Latest: Serena Williams' match resumes under roof

    July 1, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---5:35 p.m.Serena Williams' second-round Wimbledon match has resumed at Centre Court with the retractable roof closed after a delay of less than a half-hour.Williams is facing Christina McHale.

  • The Latest: Venus Williams delayed by rain at match point

    July 1, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---5:10 p.m.What a time for another rain delay at Wimbledon: With Venus Williams one point from victory.Williams was leading 7-6 in the third set against Russia's Daria Kasatkina, who was serving at 30-40 - the American's second match point - when a heavy shower came.

  • He's back: Del Potro beats Wawrinka in 4 sets at Wimbledon

    July 1, 2016

    LONDON (AP) After a three-year absence from Wimbledon, Juan Martin del Potro is making another strong run at a Grand Slam.Del Potro, the 2009 U.S. Open champion who has undergone three surgeries on his left wrist since 2014, beat fourth-seeded Stan Wawrinka 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (2), 6-3 on Friday to reach the third round on another rainy day at the All England Club.

  • The Latest: Middle Sunday play being discussed at Wimbledon

    July 1, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---4:25 p.m.Wimbledon officials are considering the possibility of scheduling matches on the tournament's middle Sunday, traditionally a day off.All England Club spokesman Johnny Perkins says discussions are taking place Friday ''as a precaution to tee up the operational side.''

  • The Latest: Venus Williams pushed to 3rd set at Wimbledon

    July 1, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---4:15 p.m.Venus Williams has been pushed to a third set in her third-round match at Wimbledon.The five-time champion, who is seeded No. 8, has been having trouble holding serve Friday against No. 29 Daria Kasatkina, getting broken a total of five times through two sets.

  • The Latest: Del Potro beats Wawrinka at Wimbledon

    July 1, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---3:58 p.m.Juan Martin del Potro, playing at a Grand Slam tournament for the first time in more than two years, knocked fourth-seeded Stan Wawrinka out of Wimbledon.The 2009 U.S. Open champion beat Wawrinka, a two-time major champion, 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (2), 6-3 in the second round under the roof on Centre Court.

  • The Latest: Play resumes on outside courts at Wimbledon

    July 1, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---3:15 p.m.Play has started on outside courts at Wimbledon after several rain delays that have lasted more than four hours.Organizers are already behind schedule because of rain this week, with several second round matches being played along with third round matches.

  • The Latest: Rain suspends play again at Wimbledon

    July 1, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---2:05 p.m.The rain is back at Wimbledon.Venus Williams, who started her match on No. 1 Court later than scheduled because of rain, was forced off again while leading Daria Kasatkina 3-1.Play on Centre Court, the only venue at the All England Club with a retractable roof, is still going on, with Stan Wawrinka leading Juan Martin del Potro.

  • The Latest: 5-time champ Venus Williams starts 3rd round

    July 1, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---1:50 p.m.Five-time Wimbledon champion Venus Williams has started her third-round match against Daria Kasatkina after a rain delay of about 45 minutes.They are playing on No. 1 Court.Action is still being suspended on all the other courts at the All England Club - except Centre Court, the only venue with a retractable roof, where Stan Wawrinka took the first set of his second-round match against Juan Martin del Potro.

  • The Latest: Wawrinka, del Potro play under Wimbledon roof

    July 1, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---1:20 p.m.There is tennis being played at Wimbledon - on one court, anyway.Stan Wawrinka and Juan Martin del Potro have started their second-round match at Centre Court, with the retractable roof closed.

  • The Latest: Few points played before rain comes to Wimbledon

    July 1, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---12:50 p.m.Only a few points were played before rain interrupted the action on Day 5 at Wimbledon.Dustin Brown of Germany took a 30-15 lead over Nick Kyrios of Australia on Court No. 2, with play lasting for only 1 minute.

  • Federer, Serena highlight Centre Court play on Day 5

    July 1, 2016

    LONDON (AP) With 13 Wimbledon titles between them, Serena Williams and Roger Federer will be back on Centre Court on Day 5 of the championships.While rain delayed early matches on the outside courts Friday, Williams and Federer were due up later on Centre Court, which has a retractable roof in case of bad weather.

  • Serena, Venus, Roger, Novak in action on Day 5 at Wimbledon

    June 30, 2016

    LONDON (AP) Serena Williams and Roger Federer on Centre Court.Venus Williams and Novak Djokovic on No. 1 Court.There's plenty to watch on Day 5 at Wimbledon, partly because rain has affected the schedule and organizers are still trying to play catch-up.

  • 'Worst umpire ever!': Seeded loser loses it at Wimbledon

    June 30, 2016

    LONDON (AP) Viktor Troicki let the chair umpire - and the rest of the world - know exactly how angry he was about a key call one point from the end of his five-set loss at Wimbledon on Thursday.There was nothing subtle about the 25th-seeded Troicki's outburst.

  • The Latest: 8th-seeded Thiem loses in 2nd round at Wimbledon

    June 30, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest on Wimbledon (all times local):8:40 p.m.French Open semifinalist Dominic Thiem was beaten in the second round at Wimbledon.The eighth-seeded Austrian, who won a grass-court tournament in Stuttgart this month, lost to Jiri Vesely of the Czech Republic 7-6 (4), 7-6 (5), 7-6 (3) on No. 1 Court.

  • The Latest: Radwanska saves 3 match points at Wimbledon

    June 30, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest on Wimbledon (all times local):7:50 p.m.Third-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska, the 2012 runner-up at Wimbledon, saved three match points and came back to beat 18-year-old Croatian Ana Konjuh, who accidentally stepped on a tennis ball and injured her right ankle in the next-to-last game.

  • Heather Watson punishes herself by reading Twitter comments

    June 30, 2016

    LONDON (AP) After a bad loss, Heather Watson sometimes punishes herself by reading hateful comments posted on Twitter.Watson, who lost in the first round at Wimbledon on Thursday, said she goes on social media to read some of the nasty things people write about her as a means of punishing herself.

  • The Latest: Muguruza loses in 2nd round to Slovak qualifier

    June 30, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest on Wimbledon (all times local):5:20 p.m.French Open champion and 2015 Wimbledon runner-up Garbine Muguruza has been stunned in the second round at the All England Club by a qualifier ranked 124th.Less than a month after winning her first Grand Slam title, the second-seeded Muguruza lost 6-3, 6-2 to Jana Cepelova of Slovakia in less than an hour Thursday. Muguruza made 22 unforced errors and only managed to produce nine winners.

  • The Latest: Muguruza loses 1st set to Slovak qualifier

    June 30, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest on Wimbledon (all times local):5:05 p.m.French Open champion Garbine Muguruza is in trouble in her second-round match against Jana Cepelova, a Slovakian qualifier ranked No. 124.The second-seeded Spaniard, who lost to Serena Williams in last year's final, dropped the first set 6-3 and was down 0-3 in the second.

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

    June 30, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest on Wimbledon (all times local):4:10 p.m.Kei Nishikori advanced to the third round at Wimbledon by beating Julien Benneteau 4-6, 6-4, 6-4, 6-2.The fifth-seeded Nishikori, the highest-ranked Japanese player in ATP history, had 48 winners in the match, the first on Centre Court on Day 4 at the All England Club.

  • The Latest: Venus Williams wins 2nd round Wimbledon match

    June 30, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest on Wimbledon (all times local):3:25 p.m.Five-time Wimbledon champion Venus Williams won another match at the All England Club, beating Greek qualifier Maria Sakkari 7-5, 4-6, 6-3 to reach the third round.The eighth-seeded Williams, at 36 the oldest player seeded in the top eight at a major tournament since Martina Navratilova at Wimbledon in 1994, had 38 winners but 31 unforced errors.

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

    June 30, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest on Wimbledon (all times local):3:10 p.m.Milos Raonic advanced to the third round at Wimbledon by beating Andreas Seppi 7-6 (5), 6-4, 6-2.The sixth-seeded Canadian, who reached the semifinals at the All England Club in 2014, had 25 aces in the match.

  • 5 Americans advance in early play on Day 4 at Wimbledon

    June 30, 2016

    LONDON (AP) Five American players picked up victories at Wimbledon on Thursday as the tournament scrambled to get back on schedule after two days of bad weather.With play starting earlier on the outside courts and the rain holding off in the early going, John Isner, Sam Querrey, Donald Young, Madison Keys and Sloane Stephens all won their matches.

  • The Latest: Dan Evans reaches 3rd round at Wimbledon

    June 30, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest on Wimbledon (all times local):12:40 p.m.British player Dan Evans made it to the third round at Wimbledon for the first time, beating 30th-seeded Alexandr Dolgopolov of Ukraine 7-6 (6), 6-4, 6-1.Evans entered the Grand Slam with a 0-3 career record at Wimbledon but has won two straight matches to equal his best performance at a major, at the U.S. Open in 2013.

  • The Latest: Aussie qualifier wins 14-12 in 5th set

    June 30, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest on Wimbledon (all times local):12:30 p.m.After a four-hour contest between two qualifiers that went to 26 games in the fifth set, the match ended on a double-fault.Australia's 248th-ranked Matthew Barton fell forward onto the grass in relief and exhaustion after 793rd-ranked Albano Olivetti's second serve hit the top of the net and flew wide.

  • Andy Murray bids to join Djokovic, Federer in 3rd round

    June 30, 2016

    LONDON (AP) Andy Murray aims to join Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer in the third round as Wimbledon scrambles to clear a backlog of matches caused by rain delays.Play on the outside courts started 30 minutes earlier than usual on Thursday under cloudy skies, with some rain forecast for later in the day.

  • Wimbledon Lookahead: Some players still stuck in 1st round

    June 29, 2016

    LONDON (AP) While Novak Djokovic - he of the 30-match Grand Slam winning streak - and Roger Federer can relax and enjoy their places in Wimbledon's third round, there are more than two dozen players still stuck in the opening round.That includes eight women who enter Thursday without having played a single point in the grass-court tournament thanks to plenty of rain, among them No. 11 Timea Bacsinszky and No. 31 Kristina Mladenovic.

  • The Latest: Wimbledon offers refunds because of all the rain

    June 29, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest on Wimbledon (all times local):11 p.m.Some ticket-holders will be able to get money back for Day 3 of Wimbledon because of all the rain.Spectators at No. 1 Court, where there was less than an hour of play, can get a full refund.

  • The Latest: Bouchard beats Rybarikova at Centre Court

    June 29, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest on Wimbledon (all times local):8:45 p.m.Eugenie Bouchard, the 2014 Wimbledon runner-up, finally got a chance to finish up a rain-interrupted first-round victory over Magdalena Rybarikova.Bouchard won 6-3, 6-4, helped by a 16-6 edge in winners, in a match that concluded under the closed roof at Centre Court. They originally started playing Tuesday but didn't finish then because of rain.

  • The Latest: Bouchard-Rybarikova match moved to Centre Court

    June 29, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest on Wimbledon (all times local):8:10 p.m.The first-round Wimbledon match between 2014 runner-up Eugenie Bouchard and Magdalena Rybarikova has been moved to Centre Court, where the roof is closed.Bouchard is leading 6-3, 2-1.Play on all other courts was suspended for the day because of rain Wednesday.

  • The Latest: Play called off everywhere but Centre Court

    June 29, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest on Wimbledon (all times local):7:35 p.m.Because of rain, play has been called off for the rest of Wednesday on all courts except Centre Court.---6:30 p.m.Roger Federer has ended British qualifier Marcus Willis' feel-good Wimbledon run.

  • Djokovic wins 30th straight major match

    June 29, 2016

    LONDON (AP) - Chalk up another Grand Slam milestone for Novak Djokovic.The defending Wimbledon champion won his 30th straight match at a major tournament Wednesday, sweeping into the third round with a clinical 6-4, 6-3, 7-6 (5) victory over Adrian Mannarino under the roof on Centre Court.

  • The Latest: Federer beats British qualifier in straight sets

    June 29, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest on Wimbledon (all times local):6:30 p.m.Roger Federer has ended British qualifier Marcus Willis' feel-good Wimbledon run.The seven-time Wimbledon champion swept past the 772nd-ranked lefthander 6-0, 6-3, 6-4 in a match played under the Centre Court roof on a rainy day at the All England Club.

  • The Latest: 1st-round men's doubles reduced to best-of-3

    June 29, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest on Wimbledon (all times local):5:40 p.m.With rain playing havoc with the scheduling at Wimbledon, organizers have decided that first-round men's doubles matches will be played over best-of-three sets, instead of best-of-five.---

  • The Latest: Djokovic extends Slam match winning streak to 30

    June 29, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest on Wimbledon (all times local):4:40 p.m.Novak Djokovic won his 30th consecutive Grand Slam match, the third-longest streak in the history of men's tennis, to move into Wimbledon's third round.Playing under the closed retractable roof at Centre Court while play was suspended elsewhere at the All England Club because of rain Wednesday, the No. 1-seeded Djokovic beat France's Adrian Mannarino 6-4, 6-3, 7-6 (5).

  • The Latest: Radwanska wins opening match on Centre Court

    June 29, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest on Wimbledon (all times local):2:20 p.m.With the Centre Court roof closed on a rainy Day 3 at Wimbedon, third-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska advanced to the second round with a 6-2, 6-1 victory over Kateryna Kozlova.Radwanska, the Wimbledon runner-up in 2012, thoroughly dominated the 97th-ranked Ukrainian in just over an hour.

  • The Latest: Roof closed on Centre Court at Wimbledon

    June 29, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest on Wimbledon (all times local):1:15 p.m.The retractable roof has been closed for the opening Centre Court match on Day 3 at Wimbledon.Third-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska is playing Kateryna Kozlova in a first-round match.Rain has disrupted play on the outside courts, with showers forecast off and on throughout the day, along with blustery winds and cool temperatures.

  • The Latest: Play starts after 1-hour rain delay

    June 29, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest on Wimbledon (all times local):12:35 p.m.Play has started on the outside courts at Wimbledon after a rain delay of about an hour. More rain is forecast throughout the day, however.---11:30 a.m.Play on the outside courts on Day 3 at Wimbledon - scheduled to start at 11:30 - has been delayed by rain.

  • The Latest: Rain delays play on outside courts at Wimbledon

    June 29, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest on Wimbledon (all times local):11:30 a.m.Play on the outside courts on Day 3 at Wimbledon - scheduled to start at 11:30 - has been delayed by rain.Play on Centre Court, which has a retractable roof, is scheduled to start as normal at 1 p.m.

  • Federer set to face 772nd-ranked qualifier on Centre Court

    June 29, 2016

    LONDON (AP) Roger Federer has never faced an opponent at Wimbledon quite like this.The seven-time champion - perhaps the greatest player of all time - has a second-round match on Centre Court on Wednesday against a 772nd-ranked British qualifier who had never won a tour-level match until Monday.

  • Wimbledon Lookahead: British tennis instructor faces Federer

    June 28, 2016

    LONDON (AP) Even Roger Federer appreciates the novelty of the journey that brought his out-of-nowhere opponent to their second-round match at Wimbledon on Wednesday.Who wouldn't be fascinated by the tale?Marcus Willis is a 25-year-old British tennis instructor who charges about an hour for lessons, lives with his parents, is ranked 772nd in the world, and had never played a tour-level - let alone Grand Slam - match until a victory Monday.

  • Wozniacki's miserable year continues with another early loss

    June 28, 2016

    LONDON (AP) For Caroline Wozniacki, just winning a Grand Slam match these days would be nice.The former No. 1-ranked player came into Wimbledon unseeded at a major for the first time in eight years and with a world ranking of No. 45, her lowest since 2008.

  • The Latest: Kuznetsova beats Wozniacki under roof

    June 28, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest on Wimbledon (all times local):6:35 p.m.In a first-round contest played under the Centre Court roof, Svetlana Kuznetsova beat Caroline Wozniacki 7-5, 6-4 in a match between two former No. 1 players.The 13th-seeded Russian, playing in her 13th Wimbledon, held off a late charge from the 45th-ranked Wozniacki, who was unseeded at a Grand Slam for the first time in eight years.

  • The Latest: Play suspended for day everywhere but Centre

    June 28, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest on Wimbledon (all times local):6:20 p.m.Because of rain, play has been suspended for the day at Wimbledon on all courts except Centre Court.---4:55 p.m.Two-time major champion Svetlana Kuznetsova and former No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki have started their first-round match at Centre Court with the roof closed.

  • After 3 wrist operations, del Potro returns to Slam tennis

    June 28, 2016

    LONDON (AP) Once deemed the ''next big thing'' in tennis, 2009 U.S. Open champion Juan Martin del Potro grew so frustrated after needing three operations on his left wrist that he considered quitting the sport last year at age 27.Too many setbacks.Too many comebacks.

  • The Latest: Kuznetsova, Wozniacki start match under roof

    June 28, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest on Wimbledon (all times local):4:55 p.m.Two-time major champion Svetlana Kuznetsova and former No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki have started their first-round match at Centre Court with the roof closed.Play is still being delayed by rain on other courts.

  • The Latest: 1st rain delay at Wimbledon this year halts play

    June 28, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest on Wimbledon (all times local):4:40 p.m.Didn't take long for the first rain delay of Wimbledon this year.Play has been halted on all courts Tuesday, Day 2 of the tournament, because of a shower.The retractable roof is closed on Centre Court, the only arena at the All England Club where play can proceed when there is wet weather. Due there next is a match between two-time major champion Svetlana Kuznetsova and former No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki.

  • The Latest: Murray moves on to 2nd round

    June 28, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest on Wimbledon (all times local):4:35 p.m.The first all-British men's match at Wimbledon in 15 years went as expected. Andy Murray was kept busy for 102 minutes by Liam Broady in winning 6-2, 6-3, 6-4.Murray wasn't broken, and broke Broady, ranked 235, four times in their first meeting.

  • The Latest: Wawrinka, del Potro post 1st round wins

    June 28, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest on Wimbledon (all times local):4 p.m.Fourth-seeded Stan Wawrinka was extended to a fourth set before subduing American teenager Taylor Fritz to reach the second round at Wimbledon.Wawrinka, who had lost in the first round at the All England Club five times, passed the 18-year-old Fritz 7-6 (4), 6-1, 6-7 (2), 6-4 on Court 1.

  • The Latest: Serena wins Wimbledon opener

    June 28, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest on Wimbledon (all times local):2:30 p.m.Serena Williams began her Wimbledon title defense with a comfortable but tentative win over Swiss qualifier Amra Sadikovic, winning 6-2, 6-4 on Centre Court. Williams won the final point on a line call challenge.

  • The Latest: Kyrgios gets past Stepanek in first round

    June 28, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest on Wimbledon (all times local):2:15 p.m.Back on the same No. 2 Court where his Wimbledon campaign imploded last year, Nick Kyrgios behaved and beat Radek Stepanek 6-4, 6-3, 6-7 (9), 6-1 to open his latest run at the All England Club on Tuesday.

  • The Latest: Gasquet, Tsonga reach 2nd round with ease

    June 28, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest on Wimbledon (all times local):2:05 p.m.French seeds Richard Gasquet and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga moved into the second round of Wimbledon with straight-set wins.No. 7 Gasquet swept past Britain's Aljaz Bedene 6-3, 6-4, 6-3, while No. 12 Tsonga got past Spain's Inigo Cervantes 6-4, 7-6 (5), 6-4.

  • The Latest: Kyrgios hits winning lob 'tweener' vs Stepanek

    June 28, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest on Wimbledon (all times local):1:10 p.m.Leave it to showman Nick Kyrgrios to pull off a shot like this.The Australian hit a between-the-legs shot - a ''tweener' - from behind the baseline that sailed over Radek Stepanek's head at the net and dropped in for a perfect lob winner.

  • The Latest: Kyrgios grabs early advantage against Stepanek

    June 28, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest on Wimbledon (all times local):12:30 p.m.Nick Kyrgios has grabbed the early advantage in his intriguing battle of the generations against Radek Stepanek in the opening round of Wimbledon.The 21-year-old Australian took the first set 6-4 against the 37-year-old Stepanek, who is bidding to become the oldest man to win a Grand Slam match since Jimmy Connors reached the second round of the 1992 U.S. Open at the age of 40.

  • Serena Williams, Andy Murray headline Day 2 at Wimbledon

    June 28, 2016

    LONDON (AP) Serena Williams and Andy Murray both face potentially easy opening matches against lowly ranked opponents on Day 2 at Wimbledon.Defending women's champion and six-time winner Williams opens play on Centre Court against 148th-ranked Swiss qualifier Amra Sadikovic, making her first appearance in the main draw of a Grand Slam tournament.

  • Wimbledon Lookahead: Murray to face fellow Brit for 1st time

    June 27, 2016

    LONDON (AP) For all that he's achieved in more than a decade as a professional tennis player, from the two Grand Slam titles to the No. 2 ranking, from an Olympic gold medal in singles to a Davis Cup championship, Andy Murray is about to do something he never has: face a fellow Brit at Wimbledon.

  • The Latest: Federer wins Wimbledon opener in return to Slams

    June 27, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest on Wimbledon (all times local):---8:40 p.m.Roger Federer is back in Grand Slam action - and back to his winning ways.The owner of seven Wimbledon titles and 17 major championships overall did not exactly have an easy time of things but did beat 52nd-ranked Guido Pella of Argentina 7-6 (5), 7-6 (3), 6-3 on Monday in the first round at the All England Club.

  • The Latest: British qualifier wins 1st rounder

    June 27, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest on Wimbledon (all times local):---7:20 p.m.A British qualifier ranked outside the top 700 in the world and playing his first tour-level singles match has provided the feel-good story of the day at Wimbledon.Marcus Willis, a 25-year-old lefthander who has been working as a tennis coach, stunned 53rd-ranked Ricardas Berankis of Lithuania 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 in front of a wildly cheering crowd on tiny Court 17 at the All England Club.

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

    June 27, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest on Wimbledon (all times local):---6:05 p.m.French Open champion Garbine Muguruza was extended to three sets before winning her first-round match at Wimbledon on Monday.The second-seeded Spaniard beat Camila Giorgi of Italy 6-2, 5-7, 6-4 on Centre Court.

  • 2 years after cancer diagnosis, Duval is back at Wimbledon

    June 27, 2016

    LONDON (AP) Back at Wimbledon for the first time since she found out two years ago she had cancer, Vicky Duval felt her eyes welling with tears.The 20-year-old American was moved, yes, by merely being on court once again at the grass-court Grand Slam tournament. And she also was upset by the way she was playing Monday, dropping the first eight games of what would become a 6-0, 7-5 loss to 29th-seeded Daria Kasatkina of Russia.

  • The Latest: Istomin takes 3 ½ hours to KO Anderson

    June 27, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest on Wimbledon (all times local):---5:30 p.m.Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan ended a five-match losing streak on tour when he outlasted 20th-seeded Kevin Anderson 4-6, 6-7 (13), 6-4, 7-6 (2), 6-3 after more than 3 1/2 hours in the first round of Wimbledon on Monday.

  • The Latest: Muguruza taken to 3rd set by Giorgi

    June 27, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest on Wimbledon (all times local):---5:25 p.m.French Open champion Garbine Muguruza is in a battle in her opening-round match at Wimbledon.The second-seeded Spaniard won the first set 6-2 against Camila Giorgi, but the Italian has won the second set 7-5 to force a decisive third.

  • The Latest: Querrey comes back, wins after losing 1st 2 sets

    June 27, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest on Wimbledon (all times local):---4:30 p.m.Sam Querrey came all the way back after losing the first two sets to pull out a 12-10 victory in the fifth and reach the second round at Wimbledon.The 28th-seeded American ended the match with his 33rd ace, beating Lukas Rosol of the Czech Republic 6-7 (6), 6-7 (5), 6-4, 6-2, 12-10.

  • Net gain: Sharapova takes Harvard business course during ban

    June 27, 2016

    BOSTON (AP) Maria Sharapova is headed to Harvard Business School for a two-week program this summer.The 29-year-old Russian tennis star posted on Facebook and Twitter on Saturday a picture of her seated next to a sign for the school and the message: ''`Not sure how this happened but Hey Harvard! Can't wait to start the program!''

  • The Latest: Former No. 1 Ivanovic stunned by No. 223 foe

    June 27, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest on Wimbledon (all times local):---3:55 p.m.Former No. 1 Ana Ivanovic blamed an injured right wrist for causing her problems during a surprising 6-2, 7-5 loss in Wimbledon's first round against a qualifier ranked 223rd and making her Grand Slam debut.

  • Djokovic beat James Ward to open bid for 5th straight major

    June 27, 2016

    LONDON (AP) Novak Djokovic raced to a 6-0, 3-0 lead, then held firm the rest of the way as he opened his bid for a third straight Wimbledon title and fifth straight Grand Slam championship with a straight-sets win over Britain's James Ward on Monday.

  • The Latest: Djokovic halfway to 6-0, 6-0, 6-0 at Wimbledon

    June 27, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest on Wimbledon (all times local):---3:30 p.m.Defending champion Novak Djokovic got halfway to the second ''triple bagel'' - 6-0, 6-0, 6-0 - in Wimbledon history before dropping a game, then wasn't quite as perfect the rest of the way in a first-round victory.

  • Net gains: Sharapova to Harvard Business School during ban

    June 27, 2016

    BOSTON (AP) Maria Sharapova says she's headed to Harvard Business School while she serves a two-year doping ban.The 29-year-old Russian tennis star posted on Facebook and Twitter on Saturday a picture of her seated next to a sign for the school and the message: ''`Not sure how this happened but Hey Harvard! Can't wait to start the program!''

  • The Latest: Venus Williams advances at her 19th Wimbledon

    June 27, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest on Wimbledon (all times local):---3:15 p.m.Five-time champion Venus Williams won her opening match at Wimbledon for the 17th time when she beat Donna Vekic of Croatia 7-6 (3), 6-4.Vekic, who was 1 year old when Williams made her Wimbledon debut in 1997, had two set points in the first set serving at 6-5 but blew them both on errors. Williams ran through the tiebreaker.

  • Maria Sharapova says she's headed to Harvard Business School

    June 27, 2016

    BOSTON (AP) Maria Sharapova says she's headed to Harvard Business School while she serves out a two-year doping ban.The 29-year-old Russian tennis star posted on Facebook and Twitter Saturday a picture of her seated next to a sign for the school and the message: ''`Not sure how this happened but Hey Harvard! Can't wait to start the program!''

  • The Latest: Former runner-up Lisicki cruises into 2nd round

    June 27, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest on Wimbledon (all times local):---12:50 p.m.Former Wimbledon women's runner-up Sabine Lisicki advanced to the second round with a 6-1, 6-3 victory over Shelby Rogers on the opening day at the All England Club.Lisicki, the German who lost to Marion Bartoli in the 2013 final, took exactly one hour to beat the 62nd-ranked American.

  • The Latest: Recovered from cancer, Duval back at Wimbledon

    June 27, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest on Wimbledon (all times local):12:30 p.m.Vicky Duval was back at Wimbledon on Monday, competing in the grass-court Grand Slam tournament for the first time in two years after recovering from Hodgkin lymphoma.The 20-year-old, who is based in Bradenton, Florida, lost in the first round to 29th-seeded Daria Kasatkina of Russia 6-0, 7-5. Simply being on court was a symbolic step forward.

  • The Latest: Djokovic on Centre Court first at Wimbledon

    June 27, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Latest on Wimbledon (all times local):11:45 a.m.Play is underway at the 130th edition of the Wimbledon tennis championships.Under cloudy skies, play began on schedule on the outside courts at the All England Club.Among those in action in early matches are former Grand Slam champions Marin Cilic and Samantha Stosur.

  • Djokovic on Centre Court first at Wimbledon

    June 27, 2016

    LONDON (AP) Novak Djokovic is ready to open his bid for a third straight Wimbledon title and fifth straight Grand Slam championship.As tradition dictates, Djokovic has the honor of opening play on Centre Court on Monday as the men's defending champion. He'll face Britain's James Ward, who is ranked 177th in the world and received a wild-card entry.

  • Murray-Lendl partnership among things to know at Wimbledon

    June 26, 2016

    LONDON (AP) Andy Murray was part of the first wave of top tennis players who hired former stars of the game as coaches, striking up a successful partnership with Ivan Lendl that resulted in two Grand Slam titles, including at Wimbledon in 2013.After splitting, Murray and Lendl are back together - and back at the All England Club, where play starts Monday.

  • Defending champ Serena Williams at Wimbledon ready to play

    June 26, 2016

    LONDON (AP) Top-ranked Serena Williams hasn't won a Grand Slam since Wimbledon a year ago, but the 21-time major champion appeared confident about her chances of retaining the title on the eve of the tournament.''Honestly, I don't feel any pressure,'' said Williams, keeping her answers short at a pre-tournament press conference on Sunday. ''I feel good and confident.''

  • Johnson wins 1st ATP title at Nottingham Open

    June 25, 2016

    NOTTINGHAM, England (AP) Steve Johnson of the United States won his first ATP title with a 7-6 (5), 7-5 victory over Pablo Cuevas in the final of the grass-court Nottingham Open on Saturday.The 26-year-old Californian capitalized on two of his three break chances, all of which came in the second set after the first set went with serve. Johnson broke for 2-1, but his Uruguayan opponent broke back for 4-4 and held on until the 11th game before being broken a second time.

  • Federer out to turn around frustrating season at Wimbledon

    June 25, 2016

    LONDON (AP) Missing his first Grand Slam in 17 years - the French Open - was worth it to Roger Federer to be fit and confident for another Wimbledon.Federer said at the All England Club on Saturday that he had a pinch of doubt he would miss his first Wimbledon since 1999 when he had to withdraw from the French Open because of a bad back.

  • Cibulkova wins Eastbourne final for her 2nd title this year

    June 25, 2016

    EASTBOURNE, England (AP) Dominika Cibulkova won her second title of the year when she defeated Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic 7-5, 6-3 Saturday in the Eastbourne International final.The 12th-seeded Slovak was playing in her fourth final of the year after winning Katowice and finishing as runner-up in Acapulco and Madrid.

  • WIMBLEDON 2016: Tournament at a glance

    June 24, 2016

    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. The women's singles final is July 9; the men's singles final is July 10. There are no matches scheduled for the two-week tournament's middle Sunday, July 3.

  • WIMBLEDON 2016: Capsules on top men's players

    June 25, 2016

    Men to watch at Wimbledon, which begins Monday:---NOVAK DJOKOVICRanked: 1Age: 29Country: Serbia2016 Match Record: 44-32016 Singles Titles: 6Career Singles Titles: 65Major Titles: 12 - Wimbledon ('11, `14, `15), U.S. Open ('11, `15), Australian Open ('08, `11, `12, `13, `15, `16), French Open ('16)

  • WIMBLEDON 2016: Capsules on top women's players

    June 24, 2016

    Women to watch at Wimbledon, which begins Monday:---SERENA WILLIAMSRanked: 1Age: 34Country: United States2016 Match Record: 24-42016 Singles Titles: 1Career Singles Titles: 70Major Titles: 21 - Wimbledon ('02, `03, `09, `10, `12, `15), U.S. Open ('99, `02, `08, `12, `13, `14), Australian Open ('03, `05, `07, `09, `10, `15), French Open ('02, `13, `15)

  • WIMBLEDON 2016: Djokovic seeks next step toward Golden Slam

    June 24, 2016

    Novak Djokovic has accomplished so much in his career - and, indeed, already this year.He owns 12 Grand Slam singles titles, a total eclipsed by only three men in the long history of tennis. He has won four consecutive major tournaments, something only two other men ever did. He leads the tour in wins (44-3 record) and titles (six) in 2016.

  • Cuevas reaches first grass final at Nottingham Open

    June 24, 2016

    NOTTINGHAM, England (AP) Pablo Cuevas reached the first grass-court final of his career Friday after beating Gilles Muller in three sets at the Nottingham Open.Before this week, the Uruguayan had two match wins on grass in his 12-year career. This week he's won four after beating Muller 3-6, 7-6 (3), 6-4 in the semifinals.

  • Top seed Radwanska loses in Eastbourne quarterfinals

    June 24, 2016

    EASTBOURNE, England (AP) Top seed and former champion Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland lost to Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia 4-6, 7-6 (2), 6-3 in the Eastbourne International quarterfinals on Friday.The match took over three hours to complete over two days.

  • Djokovic could face Federer in Wimbledon semifinals

    June 24, 2016

    LONDON (AP) Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer are used to facing each other in the Wimbledon final. It won't happen for a third straight year, though.Federer, the seven-time champion seeded No. 3, was placed in Djokovic's top half of the Wimbledon draw on Friday. That means top-ranked Djokovic could face Federer in the semifinals as he bids for a fifth consecutive major title and the third leg of a calendar year Grand Slam.

  • Muller, Cuevas advance to Nottingham Open semifinals

    June 23, 2016

    NOTTINGHAM, England (AP) Gilles Muller of Luxembourg reached his second semifinal on grass in three weeks at the Nottingham Open on Thursday.Muller, serving superbly, aced Alexandr Dolgopolov of Ukraine 14 times in a 6-3, 6-4 win. He lost only three points off his first serve.

  • Monica Puig first qualifier in Eastbourne semis since 2013

    June 23, 2016

    EASTBOURNE, England (AP) Monica Puig became the first qualifier to reach the Eastbourne International semifinals in three years though it took her nearly three hours to get there on Thursday.Puig, a Puerto Rican, needed 2 hours, 43 minutes to overcome Kristina Mladenovic of France 7-6 (6), 4-6, 6-3, and become the first qualifier in the semis since American Jamie Hampton in 2013.

  • No. 6 Victoria Azarenka withdraws injured from Wimbledon

    June 23, 2016

    LONDON (AP) Two-time Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka has withdrawn from Wimbledon because of a right knee injury.It was the same knee she hurt at the French Open, forcing her to retire during her first-round match. She hasn't played since.

  • Laver would be happy if Djokovic wins tennis' Grand Slam

    June 22, 2016

    SAN DIEGO (AP) If Novak Djokovic wins Wimbledon and the U.S. Open to complete a Grand Slam, he'll have a big fan in the last man to do it.Rod Laver knows what it takes to complete tennis' ultimate achievement, having won the Grand Slam as an amateur in 1962 and again as a pro in 1969.

  • Baghdatis advances after saving 2 match points in Nottingham

    June 22, 2016

    NOTTINGHAM, England (AP) Marcos Baghdatis saved two match points before defeating fifth-seeded Sam Querrey of the United States 1-6, 7-6 (8), 6-4 Wednesday to advance to the quarterfinals of the Nottingham Open.The ninth-seeded Cypriot trailed 5-6 and 7-8 in the tiebreaker before taking the second set to force a decider against 2015 finalist Querrey.

  • Puig rallies to beat Wozniacki in Eastbourne

    June 22, 2016

    EASTBOURNE, England (AP) Former champion Caroline Wozniacki was upset by Monica Puig at the Eastbourne International on Wednesday as the Puerto Rican qualifier rallied to win their third-round match 4-6, 6-3, 6-4.Wozniacki, who won the title in 2009, is struggling to regain form after missing the entire clay-court season with a right ankle injury. The Dane has managed just three wins in three tournaments since her return.

  • Djokovic, Murray seeded 1st and 2nd at Wimbledon

    June 22, 2016

    LONDON (AP) Novak Djokovic cannot face Andy Murray until the final at Wimbledon after they were seeded first and second, respectively, on Wednesday for the third tennis Grand Slam of the year.It means Djokovic and Murray will be in separate halves of the draw when it is made on Friday.

  • Dzumhur beats defending champion, then loses, in Nottingham

    June 21, 2016

    NOTTINGHAM, England (AP) Damir Dzumhur eliminated the defending champion from the Nottingham Open on Tuesday, and then lost in straight sets a few hours later.The Bosnian beat Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan 1-6, 7-6 (4), 6-4, winning the third set after the match was suspended by darkness on Monday. But in his second-round match, Dzumhur lost Vasek Pospisil 6-1, 6-4.

  • Confident Kvitova advances to 3rd round at Eastbourne

    June 21, 2016

    EASTBOURNE, England (AP) Petra Kvitova insists her confidence is ''pretty good'' despite recent poor results as she advanced to the third round of the Eastbourne International on Tuesday.Fifth-seeded Kvitova, who has reached just one semifinal this year, beat Timea Babos of Hungary 6-4, 7-6 (5).

  • Makarova, Vesnina make it to 2nd round of Eastbourne

    June 20, 2016

    EASTBOURNE, England (AP) Russian former champions Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina moved into the second round of the Eastbourne International on Monday.Makarova, who established herself on the WTA Tour by claiming the title in 2010 as a 100th-ranked qualifier, fought off five first-set points to beat British wild card Tara Moore 7-5, 6-4, and 2013 winner Vesnina beat Britain's Heather Watson 6-2, 6-3.

  • Youzhny wins opener at Nottingham Open

    June 20, 2016

    NOTTINGHAM, England (AP) Former top-10 player Mikhail Youzhny won an ATP main draw opening match for only the fifth time this year at the Nottingham Open on Monday.Youzhny beat Teymuraz Gabashvili of Ukraine 4-6, 6-3, 6-3.Youzhny is trying to extend a 17-year pro career in which he won the last of his 10 titles in 2013. He won only nine matches on tour last year and decided to regain his confidence and form on the minor challenger tour, where he won three straight events in Southeast Asia in January to lift his ranking into the 70s.

  • French Open Lookahead: Frenchman Gasquet faces Murray in QF

    May 31, 2016

    PARIS (AP) The wait had better be worth it for tennis fans when Richard Gasquet finally takes on Andy Murray in the French Open quarterfinals - weather allowing on Wednesday.Since they won their third-round matches on Sunday, it has rained almost non-stop at Roland Garros, washing out Monday and most of Tuesday.

  • The Latest: Play done for day at French Open thanks to rain

    May 31, 2016

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open (all times local):---6:55 p.m.All play at the French Open is done for the day because of rain.Among the matches suspended in progress: Novak Djokovic's fourth-rounder against Roberto Bautista Agut. They played a total of two hours, spread across the afternoon, and split the first two sets, with Djokovic leading 4-1 in the third.

  • The Latest: Williams sisters' French Open matches postponed

    May 31, 2016

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open (all times local):---6:30 p.m.More matches in the women's draw have been postponed at the French Open because of the bad weather and the Williams sisters won't be stepping onto the court before Wednesday.Four more fourth-round singles ties have been scrapped from Tuesday's program: defending champion Serena Williams vs. No. 18-seed Elina Svitolina, No. 9 Venus Williams vs. No. 8 Timea Bacsinszky, Kiki Bertens vs. No. 15 Madison Keys and No. 12 Carla Suarez Navarro vs. Yulia Putintseva.

  • The Latest: Men's quarterfinals postponed at French Open

    May 31, 2016

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open (all times local):---5:25 p.m.The weather is not expected to improve in Paris and French Open organizers have announced that the first two men's quarterfinal matches scheduled for Tuesday have been postponed.

  • The Latest: Play suspended again at French Open

    May 31, 2016

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open (all times local):---5:10 p.m.Play is again being delayed by bad weather at the French Open.After dropping his first set at Roland Garros this year, top-ranked Novak Djokovic has recovered and leads 14th-seeded Roberto Bautista Agut 3-6, 6-4, 4-1 when their match was suspended.

  • The Latest: No. 2-seed Radwanska out of French Open

    May 31, 2016

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open (all times local):---4:20 p.m.Second-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska is out of the French Open, losing to Tsvetana Pironkova 2-6, 6-3, 6-3 Tuesday in the fourth round.Radwanska, who held a 6-2, 3-0 lead when her match resumed on Court Suzanne Lenglen, lost 10 consecutive games to put herself in deep trouble.

  • The Latest: Stosur reaches French Open quarterfinals

    May 31, 2016

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open (all times local):---4:10 p.m.Samantha Stosur has reached the quarterfinals of the French Open for the fourth time.The 32-year-old Australian, a finalist at Roland Garros in 2010, beat sixth-seeded Simona Halep of Romania 7-6 (0), 6-3.

  • The Latest: Djokovic's French Open match resumes after rain

    May 31, 2016

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open (all times local):---3:30 p.m.Novak Djokovic is back on court at the French Open, where play has resumed after a rain delay of more than 2 1/2 hours.Before the break, Djokovic lost the first set of his fourth-round match against No. 14 Roberto Bautista Agut 6-3.

  • Sanchez Vicario likes 'beatable' Williams' chances in Paris

    May 31, 2016

    PARIS (AP) Three-time French Open champion Arantxa Sanchez Vicario's pick to take home the title from Roland Garros this year?Serena Williams.Says Sanchez Vicario: ''I think she's the favorite to win. She's always the favorite.''That doesn't mean it's a lock, though.

  • The Latest: Sanchez Vicario calls Williams beatable favorite

    May 31, 2016

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open (all times local):---3 p.m.Three-time French Open champion Arantxa Sanchez Vicario's pick to take home the title from Roland Garros this year?Serena Williams.Says Sanchez Vicario: ''I think she's the favorite to win. She's always the favorite.''

  • Djokovic drops 1st set before rain causes French Open delay

    May 31, 2016

    PARIS (AP) Novak Djokovic's fourth-round match at the French Open finally got started, albeit under a light drizzle, remnants of heavier rain that wiped out an entire day of play and caused a delay of more than an hour to Tuesday's proceedings.The top-seeded Djokovic, seeking to win a fourth consecutive major title and complete a career Grand Slam, was facing 14th-seeded Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain at a nearly empty Court Philippe Chatrier, where the handful of spectators huddled under umbrellas.

  • The Latest: Djokovic drops 1st set before rain delay

    May 31, 2016

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open (all times local):---12:55 p.m.Novak Djokovic is not having an easy time in the rain at the French Open, dropping the first set of his fourth-round match against 14th-seeded Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain by a 6-3 score.

  • The Latest: Radwanska loses edge at French Open

    May 31, 2016

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open (all times local):---12:45 p.m.The damp conditions don't suit Agnieszka Radwanska on Court Suzanne Lenglen, where the second-seeded Polish player has just lost six games in a row and the second set against Tsvetana Pironkova.

  • Rain slows, allowing Djokovic, others to play at French Open

    May 31, 2016

    PARIS (AP) Novak Djokovic's fourth-round match at the French Open finally got started, albeit under a light drizzle, remnants of heavier rain that wiped out an entire day of play and caused a delay of more than an hour to Tuesday's proceedings.The top-seeded Djokovic, seeking to win a fourth consecutive major title and complete a career Grand Slam, was facing 14th-seeded Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain at a nearly empty Court Philippe Chatrier, where the handful of spectators huddled under umbrellas.

  • The Latest: Players on courts at French Open

    May 31, 2016

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open (all times local):---12:10 p.m.Players have finally stepped out on court at the French Open.There has been a break in the weather and second-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska is hoping to quickly complete her fourth-round match against Tsvetana Pironkova on Court Suzanne Lenglen.

  • Rain, rain, go away: French Open play delayed again Tuesday

    May 31, 2016

    PARIS (AP) So much for getting the French Open back on schedule: It's raining again at Roland Garros.One day after the first complete washout of a day of play at the clay-court Grand Slam tournament in 16 years, more showers on Tuesday are delaying any action.

  • Tennis Integrity Unit: No evidence of corruption in match

    May 31, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Tennis Integrity Unit says no evidence of corruption was found after an investigation into a mixed doubles match at this year's Australian Open that had reportedly attracted suspicious betting patterns.A statement emailed by TIU spokesman Mark Harrison on Tuesday says ''no further action will be taken against any player involved in the match,'' in which Lukasz Kubot and Andrea Hlavackova beat David Marrero and Lara Arruabarrena.

  • The Latest: Tarps back on all courts at French Open

    May 31, 2016

    PARIS (AP) The Latest on French Open (all times local):---11:00 a.m.Play is again being delayed at the French Open.After stadium workers swept rain off the covers to make the courts ready for play, the tarps are back and organizers say there will be no match before 11:30 a.m.

  • Djokovic on center court at French Open after washout

    May 31, 2016

    PARIS (AP) With more bad weather expected Tuesday, French Open organizers are trying to get as many matches as possible out of the way before the rain.After Monday's complete washout at the clay-court Grand Slam, matches will start at 11:00 a.m. - three hours earlier than initially planned - and be spread over more courts.

  • UCLA's McDonald, Virginia's Collins get NCAA tennis titles

    May 30, 2016

    TULSA, Okla. (AP) Mackenzie McDonald became the first player in 15 years to pull off a double national championship.About four hours after he upset top-seeded Mikael Torpegaard of Ohio State 6-3, 6-3, to win the NCAA men's singles title, McDonald and UCLA teammate Martin Redlicki beat Arthur Rinderknech and Jackson Withrow of Texas A&M to claim the doubles championship Monday.

  • Collins of Virginia, McDonald of UCLA win NCAA tennis titles

    May 30, 2016

    TULSA, Okla. (AP) Danielle Collins of Virginia defeated top-seeded Hayley Carter of North Carolina 6-3, 6-2 Monday for her second NCAA women's tennis national championship. UCLA's Mackenzie McDonald upset top-seeded Mikael Torpegaard of Ohio State 6-3, 6-3 in the men's final.

  • Collins, McDonald win NCAA individual tennis championships

    May 30, 2016

    TULSA, Okla. (AP) Danielle Collins of Virginia defeated top-seeded Hayley Carter of North Carolina 6-3, 6-2 for her second NCAA women's tennis national championship, and UCLA's Mackenzie McDonald upset top-seeded Mikael Torpegaard of Ohio State 6-3, 6-3 in the men's final on Monday.

  • The Latest: French Open says schedule 'not catastrophic'

    May 30, 2016

    PARIS (AP) The Latest on the French Open (all times local):---5:10 p.m.Tournament director Guy Forget says the washout of the French Open must spur action to get a roof built over the Philippe Chatrier showcourt.Forget says the scheduling delays caused by the rain are ''problematic'' but ''not catastrophic'' because fourth-round matches will start earlier than initially planned and be spread over more courts.

  • For the 1st time in 16 years, the French Open is washed out

    May 30, 2016

    PARIS (AP) Persistent rain forced the cancellation of all matches Monday at the French Open, the first wash-out in 16 years at the clay-court Grand Slam tournament.Organizers said matches would be rescheduled for Tuesday. With no play at all Monday, ticket holders can apply for refunds.

  • The Latest: 16 years since French Open last skipped a day

    May 30, 2016

    PARIS (AP) The Latest on the French Open (all times local):---2:10 p.m.It has been 16 years since weather last rained out a whole day of play at the French Open.According to organizers, the last time was May 30, 2000.The French weather bureau has issued storm warnings for the Paris region. Because there has been no play at all on Monday, ticket holders can apply for reimbursement.

  • The Latest: All play cancelled for Monday at French Open

    May 30, 2016

    PARIS (AP) The Latest on the French Open (all times local):---1:55 p.m.French Open organizers have announced the cancellation of all matches at Roland Garros on Monday because rain is forecast to last all day.---12:10 p.m.The weather is not getting any better at the French Open.

  • The Latest: Play delayed by rain at French Open

    May 30, 2016

    PARIS (AP) The Latest on the French Open (all times local):---12:10 p.m.The weather is not getting any better at the French Open.Tarps are still on all courts as drizzle keeps falling steadily and the stadium announcer has just told spectators they will have to keep waiting.

  • Play delayed by rain at French Open

    May 30, 2016

    PARIS (AP) Rain has again delayed play at the French Open.The rain covers remained on all courts on Monday morning and organizers said there will be no play until at least 12:00 p.m. local time because of showers over Paris.Monday's forecast is grim with rain expected for most of the day.

  • French Open Lookahead: Venus Williams seeks 1st QF in decade

    May 29, 2016

    PARIS (AP) Five of the first 10 times Venus Williams entered the French Open, she made it to at least the quarterfinals, including a run to the final in 2002.Her most recent trip to Roland Garros of that length? That came all the way back in 2006.Williams can return to the round of eight at the clay-court Grand Slam tournament for the first time in a decade if she can win her fourth-round match Monday against No. 8 Timea Bacsinszky of Switzerland.

  • The Latest: Williams-Williams, Hingis-Mirza lose in doubles

    May 30, 2016

    PARIS (AP) - The Latest on the French Open (all times local):---9:45 p.m.A couple of top pairings exited women's doubles at the French Open on Sunday, when the Williams sisters lost their second match of the day and Martina Hingis and Sania Mirza's bid for a fourth consecutive Grand Slam title ended.

  • The Latest: End of play at French Open on Day 8

    May 29, 2016

    PARIS (AP) The Latest on the French Open (all times local):---9 p.m.That's it, folks. With the rain beating down and night falling, French Open organizers say there will be no more play Sunday.---8:40 p.m.Rain has again put a dampener on proceedings at the French Open.

  • The Latest: Rain on, players off at French Open

    May 29, 2016

    PARIS (AP) The Latest on the French Open (all times local):---8:40 p.m.Rain has again put a dampener on proceedings at the French Open.Umpires have halted Simona Halep vs. Samantha Stosur and Tsvetana Pironkova vs. Agnieszka Radwanska in their fourth-round matches, and covers are going on the courts again for the second rain interruption of a humid Sunday.

  • The Latest: 13 is a charm for Gasquet at French Open

    May 29, 2016

    PARIS (AP) The Latest on the French Open (all times local):---8:20 p.m.France's sole survivor at the French Open, Richard Gasquet, has reached the quarterfinals for the first time in 13 attempts.His opponent, fifth-seeded Kei Nishikori of Japan, never looked at home in front of the partisan crowd on Court Philippe Chatrier. Spectators chanted, ''Allez Richard!'' between points and grew so excitable that Gasquet angrily yelled, ''Shut your traps!'' when noise during a point distracted him in the final set.

  • The Latest: Murray handles Isner's serve to reach French QF

    May 29, 2016

    PARIS (AP) The Latest on the French Open (all times local):---7:35 p.m.Andy Murray reached the quarterfinals for the 20th time in his past 21 Grand Slam tournaments, handling the big serve of John Isner and beating the 15th-seeded American 7-6 (9), 6-4, 6-3 at the French Open.

  • The Latest: Martina-Mirza out of the French Open

    May 29, 2016

    PARIS (AP) The Latest on the French Open (all times local):---7:25 p.m.The No. 1 women's double pairing of Martina Hingis and Sania Mirza is out of the French Open, losing 6-3, 6-2 to the Czech team of Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova. Hingis and Mirza are the reigning Wimbledon, U.S. Open and Australian Open champions.

  • The Latest: 13th time lucky for Gasquet at French Open?

    May 29, 2016

    PARIS (AP) The Latest on the French Open (all times local):---7 p.m.Try, try and try again. It could be that the 13th time is lucky for Richard Gasquet.The Frenchman who has never made the quarterfinals of his home Grand Slam tournament in 12 previous visits to Roland Garros is up two sets against No. 5 seed Kei Nishikori from Japan.

  • The Latest: Play resumes at French Open after hour delay

    May 29, 2016

    PARIS (AP) The Latest on the French Open (all times local):---6 p.m.Play has resumed at the French Open after a rain delay of about an hour.---5 p.m.Rain on Roland Garros has stopped play at the French Open with Andy Murray leading 15th-seeded John Isner 7-6 (9) and 2-1 in the second set of their fourth-round match, and Kei Nishikori of Japan ahead a break at 4-2 in the first set against Richard Gasquet on Court Philippe Chatrier.

  • The Latest: Rain stops play at French Open

    May 29, 2016

    PARIS (AP) The Latest on the French Open (all times local):---5 p.m.Rain on Roland Garros has stopped play at the French Open with Andy Murray leading 15th-seeded John Isner 7-6 (9) and 2-1 in the second set of their fourth-round match, and Kei Nishikori of Japan ahead a break at 4-2 in the first set against Richard Gasquet on Court Philippe Chatrier.

  • The Latest: Wawrinka on song advancing to French quarters

    May 29, 2016

    PARIS (AP) The Latest on the French Open (all times local):---4:40 p.m.Stan Wawrinka was so in control during his 7-6 (5), 6-7 (7), 6-3, 6-2 win against Viktor Troicki for a place in the French Open quarterfinals that the defending champion even had time to hit shots with a ball boy.

  • The Latest: Shelby Rogers of US into 1st Slam QF in Paris

    May 29, 2016

    PARIS (AP) The Latest on the French Open (all times local):---3:15 p.m.Shelby Rogers, an American ranked 108th, reached her first Grand Slam quarterfinal by beating 25th-seeded Irina-Camelia Begu of Romania 6-3, 6-4 on Sunday.Rogers only once before had been as far as the third round at a major tournament, losing at that stage at last year's U.S. Open. Otherwise, of her nine previous Slam appearances, six ended in the first round, the others in the second.

  • Muguruza into French Open quarters; Raonic out

    May 29, 2016

    PARIS (AP) Garbine Muguruza advanced to the French Open quarterfinals for the third straight year with an intensely fought 6-3, 6-4 victory against 2009 champion Svetlana Kuznetsova on Sunday.Under storm-laden skies, the fourth-seeded Spanish player started at lightning pace, serving an ace with her first and third balls of the first game. In the last game, she needed five match points to finish off the 13th-seeded Russian.

  • The Latest: Raonic out of French Open

    May 29, 2016

    PARIS (AP) The Latest on the French Open (all times local):---1:45 p.m.Milos Raonic is out of the French Open, the eighth-seeded Canadian losing 6-2, 6-4, 6-4 to Albert Ramos-Vinolas in the fourth round in front of new coach John McEnroe.The 55th-ranked player from Spain is into the quarterfinals of a major for the first time, having never made it past the second round of 18 previous Grand Slam tournaments.

  • The Latest: Muguruza into French quarters for 3rd year

    May 29, 2016

    PARIS (AP) The Latest on the French Open (all times local):---1 p.m.Garbine Muguruza is into the French Open quarterfinals for the third straight year, ousting 2009 champion Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-3, 6-4 in an intense contest on Court Philippe Chatrier.

  • Muguruza has one foot in French quarters

    May 29, 2016

    PARIS (AP) Garbine Muguruza has one foot in the French Open quarterfinals after winning the first set 6-3 in Sunday's fourth-round match against 2009 champion Svetlana Kuznetsova.Under storm-laden skies, the fourth-seeded Spanish player started at lightning pace, serving an ace with her first and third ball of the first game.

  • French Open Lookahead: Isner faces Murray for rare QF berth

    May 28, 2016

    PARIS (AP) John Isner is all too aware of his lack of success in fourth-round matches at Grand Slam tournaments: 1-5.To reach the second major quarterfinal of his career - and first at the French Open - the 31-year-old American will need to do something he's never done, not even once, in five tries: beat Andy Murray.

  • The Latest: Djokovic reaches 4th round at French Open

    May 28, 2016

    PARIS (AP) The Latest on the French Open (all times local):---9:45 p.m.Novak Djokovic made sure he won't have to play for a second consecutive day at the French Open by finishing his third-round match before darkness on Saturday.After rain halted play for more than 2 1/2 hours, Djokovic was unable to start his match against Aljaz Bedene until late in the afternoon. The top-ranked Serb needed a little bit more than two hours to beat British player Aljaz Bedene 6-2, 6-3, 6-3 in fading light.

  • The Latest: Keys moves into 4th round at French Open

    May 28, 2016

    PARIS (AP) The Latest on the French Open (all times local):---9:20 p.m.No. 15 seed Madison Keys has reached the fourth round at the French Open for the first time.The 21-year-old American produced 30 winners en route to a 7-6 (3), 6-3 win over 53th-ranked Monica Puig of Portugal on Saturday.

  • The Latest: Venus Williams moves into 4th round in Paris

    May 28, 2016

    PARIS (AP) The Latest on the French Open (all times local):---7:25 p.m.Venus Williams now needs one more victory to reach the French Open quarterfinals for the first time in 10 years.Playing a terrific final set, the ninth-seeded Williams beat France's Alize Cornet 7-6 (5), 1-6, 6-0 in a rain-interrupted match Saturday to reach the fourth round. Williams lost at that stage in Paris in 2010, missed the tournament the next year, then lost in the first or second round in every appearance from 2012-15.

  • The Latest: Tsonga stops with injury against Gulbis in Paris

    May 28, 2016

    PARIS (AP) The Latest on the French Open (all times local):---7:10 p.m.Sixth-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France has retired from his third-round match at Roland Garros with a leg injury while leading Ernests Gulbis 5-2 in the first set.The Frenchman, twice a semifinalist at Roland Garros and the runner-up at the 2008 Australian Open, left the court with a trainer. When he returned, he said he no longer could play.

  • The Latest: Ferrer into 4th round at French Open

    May 28, 2016

    PARIS (AP) The Latest on the French Open (all times local):---6:10 p.m.Former French Open runner-up David Ferrer will play in the fourth round at the clay-court Grand Slam tournament for a sixth consecutive year.The 11th-seeded Ferrer came out on top from an all-Spanish match with Feliciano Lopez on Saturday, winning 6-4, 7-6 (6), 6-1. He'll next face either seventh-seeded Tomas Berdych or Pablo Cuevas.

  • The Latest: Williams gets past Mladenovic on 5th match point

    May 28, 2016

    PARIS (AP) The Latest on the French Open (all times local):---6 p.m.Serena Williams needed five match points after waiting out a rain delay of more than 2 1/2 hours, but she eventually moved into the fourth round of the French Open with a 6-4, 7-6 (10) victory over 26th-seeded Kristina Mladenovic of France.

  • The Latest: Clement and French federation end their dispute

    May 28, 2016

    PARIS (AP) The Latest on the French Open (all times local):---3:50 p. m.The French tennis federation (FFT) says it has ended its dispute with former Davis Cup captain Arnaud Clement.Clement was fired last September with one year remaining on his contract and was replaced by Yannick Noah as the team captain. He filed a lawsuit for damages.

  • Svitolina downs former champion Ivanovic at French Open

    May 28, 2016

    PARIS (AP) In her seven previous matches with Ana Ivanovic, Elina Svitolina had only managed to win a set.She had also lost twice at Roland Garros against the 2008 champion.The 18th-seeded Ukrainian ended that winless run on Saturday, downing Ivanovic 6-4, 6-4 on the Parisian clay to return to the fourth round of the major tournament.

  • The Latest: Rain halts play with Williams sisters on court

    May 28, 2016

    PARIS (AP) The Latest on the French Open (all times local):---3 p.m.With Serena Williams about to start a second-set tiebreaker against Kristina Mladenovic, heavy rain has halted play in the French Open's third round.Williams, the defending champion, took the first set 6-4 on Court Philippe Chatrier against her 26th-seeded French opponent. Mladenovic had just held serve to get to 6-all in the second set when they were sent to the locker room because of a thunderstorm.

  • The Latest: Thiem wins duel of rising tennis stars

    May 28, 2016

    PARIS (AP) The Latest on the French Open (all times local):---2:10 p.m.Dominic Thiem has prevailed in the duel of rising tennis stars, downing teenager Alexander Zverev 6-7 (4), 6-3, 6-3, 6-3.The 13th-seeded Thiem equaled his best result at a major tournament after reaching the round of 16 at the U.S. Open in 2014.

  • French Open Lookahead: Williams sisters vs. home-crowd faves

    May 27, 2016

    PARIS (AP) A reporter at the French Open wanted to know whether the prospect of playing Serena Williams for the first time worried 26th-seeded Kristina Mladenovic.''Well, no, I'm not frightened,'' Mladenovic said. ''No, I'm quite happy, I must say.''

  • The Latest: John McEnroe says he'll help Raonic at Wimbledon

    May 27, 2016

    PARIS (AP) The Latest on the French Open (all times local):---9:25 p.m.John McEnroe says he is returning to Grand Slam tennis - as a coach.The seven-time major title winner said Friday on the Eurosport show ''The Commissioner'' that he is going to be a consultant to Canada's Milos Raonic at Wimbledon, which begins next month.

  • The Latest: Wawrinka eases into French Open 4th round

    May 27, 2016

    PARIS (AP) The Latest on the French Open (all times local):---8:00 p.m.After a rough start, defending champion Stan Wawrinka is finding his mojo at the French Open.The third-seeded Swiss hit 36 winners in a 6-4, 6-3, 7-5 victory against Jeremy Chardy that advanced him to the fourth round.

  • The Latest: Stephens rolls with punches at French Open

    May 27, 2016

    PARIS (AP) The Latest on the French Open (all times local):---7:30 p.m.Sloane Stephens isn't beating herself up for not making the French Open fourth round for what would have been a fifth successive year.Seeded No. 19, the American lost seven games in a row and lasted just 51 minutes in a 6-2, 6-1 loss to Tsvetana Pironkova, a Bulgarian ranked 102.

  • The Latest: Isner sets up Murray showdown at French Open

    May 27, 2016

    PARIS (AP) The Latest on the French Open (all times local):---7 p.m.With a rare five-set victory, 15th-seeded John Isner made it to the French Open's fourth round, equaling his best showing at the Grand Slam tournament.Isner, the last American man in the draw, used 34 aces to beat 79th-ranked Teymuraz Gabashvili of Russia 7-6, (7), 4-6, 2-6, 6-4, 6-2 on Friday.

  • The Latest: Shelby builds winning habit at French Open

    May 27, 2016

    PARIS (AP) The Latest on the French Open (all times local):---6:30 p.m.The high point, at least so far, of Shelby Rogers' career is ''a little bit blurry.'' Hardly surprising given her tears.The 108th-ranked player from Charleston, South Carolina, defeated two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova in the French Open to make the fourth round of a major tournament for the first time.

  • The Latest: Nishikori labors into 4th round of French Open

    May 27, 2016

    PARIS (AP) The Latest on the French Open (all times local):---6:10 p.m.After two flawless rounds, Kei Nishikori dropped two sets en route to the fourth round of the French Open with a 6-3, 6-4, 3-6, 2-6, 6-4 victory over Fernando Verdasco.The fifth-seeded Japanese player hadn't dropped a set before going 3 hours, 21 minutes against the 52nd-ranked Spaniard playing his 13th French Open.

  • The Latest: Gasquet beats Kyrgios at French Open

    May 27, 2016

    PARIS (AP) The Latest on the French Open (all times local):---5:30 p.m.Richard Gasquet is into the fourth round of the French Open for the fifth time in six years.The ninth-seeded French player beat Nick Kyrgios 6-2, 7-6 (7), 6-2.Late in the first set, the 17th-seeded Australian had his left shoulder massaged by a trainer.

  • 9-time champion Nadal out of French Open with injured wrist

    May 27, 2016

    PARIS (AP) Nine-time French Open champion Rafael Nadal pulled out of the Grand Slam tournament on Friday, citing an injury to his left wrist.''A very tough moment, because you ... wait for these two weeks for the whole year,'' said a glum-looking Nadal, who announced his withdrawal the day before his third-round match.

  • The Latest: Nadal pulls out of French Open with wrist injury

    May 27, 2016

    PARIS (AP) The Latest on the French Open (all times local):---4:50 p.m.Nine-time champion Rafael Nadal says he is pulling out of the French Open because of an injury to his left wrist.The left-handed Nadal made the announcement at a hastily arranged news conference Friday, one day before he would have been scheduled to play his third-round match.

  • The Latest: Murray builds up an appetite at French Open

    May 27, 2016

    PARIS (AP) The Latest on the French Open (all times local):---4:45 p.m.Andy Murray's reward for a straight-set win in the third round of the French Open: a steak dinner.Fabrice Santoro, one of the former tennis pros who conduct on-court interviews at Roland Garros, told Murray he had heard that the Scottish player does the meal-ordering in Paris restaurants for himself and members of his team.

  • The Latest: Sock done in Paris, leaving Isner as lone US man

    May 27, 2016

    PARIS (AP) The Latest on the French Open (all times local):---4:30 p.m.So much for the United States getting two men into the fourth round of the French Open for the first time in 15 years.No. 23-seeded Jack Sock bowed out Friday, beaten 6-7 (2), 6-4, 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 by 55th-ranked Albert Ramos-Vinolas of Spain in a match that lasted 4 hours, 11 minutes.

  • The Latest: Kvitova stunned 6-0 in 3rd set by Rogers

    May 27, 2016

    PARIS (AP) The Latest on the French Open (all times local):---3:50 p.m.Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova played one good set between two poor ones and was stunned in the third round of the French Open 6-0, 6-7 (3), 6-0 by 108th-ranked Shelby Rogers of the United States.

  • The Latest: Murray finally gets short workday at French Open

    May 27, 2016

    PARIS (AP) The Latest on the French Open (all times local):---3:15 p.m.This was just what Andy Murray needed at the French Open: a simple victory and a short workday.After needing comeback after comeback and 10 sets across more than 7 hours to get through his first two matches this week, the second-seeded Murray breezed into the fourth round by beating No. 27 Ivo Karlovic 6-1, 6-4, 7-6 (3) on Friday.

  • The Latest: Stosur into French Open 4th round

    May 27, 2016

    PARIS (AP) The Latest on the French Open (all times local):---3:10 p.m.Using her powerful, high-kicking serve to great effect on the red clay, Samantha Stosur is into the fourth round of the French Open for the fifth time in 13 visits to Roland Garros.

  • The Latest: With a bit of trouble from hip, Raonic into 4th

    May 27, 2016

    PARIS (AP) The Latest on the French Open (all times local):---2:10 p.m.Bothered a bit by his hip, and despite some trouble closing things out, Milos Raonic moved into the fourth round of the French Open for the second time in three years.The eighth-seeded Canadian converted his fifth match point to get past 133rd-ranked ''lucky loser'' Andrej Martin of Slovakia 7-6 (4), 6-2, 6-3 at Court 1 on Friday.

  • Muguruza and Halep into 4th round at French Open

    May 27, 2016

    PARIS (AP) Garbine Muguruza became the first player to reach the fourth round at the French Open, and Simona Halep followed closely behind.The fourth-seeded Muguzura beat Yanina Wickmayer of Belgium 6-3, 6-0 Friday, while the sixth-seeded Halep had a tougher time against Naomi Osaka in what was the Japanese teen's first match against a top-10 player. Halep won 4-6, 6-2, 6-3.

  • The Latest: Halep joins Muguruza in 4th round of French Open

    May 27, 2016

    PARIS (AP) The Latest on the French Open (all times local):---1:00 p.m.Simona Halep rallied from a set down to beat 18-year-old Naomi Osaka 4-6, 6-2, 6-3 and advance to the fourth round at the French Open.The 2014 French Open runner-up says the 101st-ranked Japanese teen ''played unbelievable.''

  • Garbine Muguruza into 4th round of French Open

    May 27, 2016

    PARIS (AP) Garbine Muguruza became the first player to reach the fourth round at the French Open by beating Yanina Wickmayer 6-3, 6-0 Friday.The fourth-seeded Spanish player lost one service game in the first set but otherwise encountered little resistance from her Belgian opponent, who has yet to get past the third round in nine visits to Roland Garros.

  • The Latest: Muguruza 1st player into French Open's 4th round

    May 27, 2016

    PARIS (AP) The Latest on the French Open (all times local):---12:40 p.m.Garbine Muguruza is the first player into the fourth round of the French Open, making it at least that far for the third year in a row.The fourth-seeded Spaniard played nearly flawlessly while beating Yanina Wickmayer of Belgium 6-3, 6-0 on Court Philippe Chatrier.

  • The Latest: Halep pushes Osaka to 3rd set at French Open

    May 27, 2016

    PARIS (AP) The Latest on the French Open (all times local):---12:30 p.m.Things are looking up for Simona Halep in the third round of the French Open.The 2014 runner-up has forced a third set against 18-year-old Naomi Osaka of Japan. Halep took the second set 6-2 after dropping the first 6-4.

  • The Latest: Simona Halep in trouble against Osaka

    May 27, 2016

    PARIS (AP) The Latest on the French Open (all times local):---12:10 p.m.Simona Halep has lost the first set of her third-round match to Japanese teenager Naomi Osaka 6-4 at the French Open.Halep's second serve is letting her down. In the third and ninth games, Osaka pounced on weak second serves to break the sixth-seeded Romanian, who reached the French Open final in 2014.

  • Simona Halep in trouble at French Open against Osaka

    May 27, 2016

    PARIS (AP) Simona Halep has lost the first set of her third-round match to Japanese teenager Naomi Osaka 6-4 at the French Open.Halep's second serve is letting her down. In the third and ninth games, Osaka pounced on weak second serves to break the sixth-seeded Romanian, who reached the French Open final in 2014.

  • Tennis pros need a CEO's head on top of strong shoulders

    May 27, 2016

    PARIS (AP) Two rounds of French Open tennis haven't come close to turning Marco Trungelliti into a millionaire.But even after taxes, the ,000 the Argentine earned this week in prize money for one win and one loss should cover much of his costs for the rest of the year, including travel to other tournaments and paying his coach.

  • What to watch Friday at French Open: Murray vs Karlovic

    May 26, 2016

    PARIS (AP) It's hard to say who will be in better shape Friday when Andy Murray plays Ivo Karlovic in the third round of the French Open.The second-seeded Murray already has been pushed to five sets twice in Paris. Karlovic, seeded No. 27, needed 41 aces to win his second-round match in five sets. He became, at 37, the oldest man to reach the third round of a major since Jimmy Connors at the 1991 U.S. Open. Karlovic spent 4 hours, 31 minutes on the red clay to set up his match with Murray.

  • The Latest: Venus Williams in 3rd Rd for 1st time in 6 years

    May 26, 2016

    PARIS (AP) The Latest on the French Open (all times local):---6:55 p.m.Venus Williams is into third round of the French Open for the first time since 2010.The seven-time major champion, seeded ninth in Paris, overpowered 20-year-old American qualifier Louisa Chirico 6-2, 6-1 in 54 minutes Thursday at Court Suzanne Lenglen.

  • The Latest: Tsonga erases 2-set deficit at French Open

    May 26, 2016

    PARIS (AP) The Latest on the French Open (all times local):---6:45 p.mSixth-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga rallied from two sets down against Marcos Baghdatis to reach the third round of the French Open for the eighth consecutive year.In a matchup between two former Australian Open runner-ups, Tsonga prevailed 6-7 (6), 3-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 to complete a 100th Grand Slam match win on Court Philippe Chatrier.

  • The Latest: Mattek-Sands, Safarova out in women's doubles

    May 26, 2016

    PARIS (AP) The Latest on the French Open (all times local):---5:40 p.m.Last year's French Open women's doubles champions, Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Lucie Safarova, were eliminated in the first round Thursday.Mattek-Sands and Safarova, seeded second at Roland Garros, lost to Kiki Bertens and Johanna Larsson 6-4, 6-3.

  • The Latest: Serena Williams gets quick, clean win in Paris

    May 26, 2016

    PARIS (AP) The Latest on the French Open (all times local):---5:30 p.m.Defending champion Serena Williams picked up a quick, clean victory to reach the third round of the French Open.Williams needed only 66 minutes to beat 81st-ranked Teliana Pereira of Brazil 6-2, 6-1, piling up a 31-6 edge in winners Thursday.

  • Maria Sharapova on Russia's provisional Olympic team for Rio

    May 26, 2016

    MOSCOW (AP) Russia has included Maria Sharapova on its preliminary team for the Olympic tennis tournament in August despite her provisional suspension for failing a drug test.Sharapova has been suspended since March after testing positive for the banned substance meldonium at the Australian Open in January, but the Russian Tennis Federation hopes she could be cleared in time to play in Rio de Janeiro.

  • The Latest: Just 19, Corna into 3rd round at French Open

    May 26, 2016

    PARIS (AP) The Latest on the French Open (all times local):---4:15 p.m.Still only 19, Borna Coric made his way into the third round of the French Open for the second straight year.The Croatian beat 20th-seeded Bernard Tomic 3-6, 6-2, 7-6 (4), 7-6 (6) and will next meet another seeded player, No. 14 Roberto Bautista Agut.

  • The Latest: Djokovic 7th man with 50 French Open match wins

    May 26, 2016

    PARIS (AP) The Latest on the French Open (all times local):---4:05 p.m.Novak Djokovic is now the seventh man with at least 50 match wins in the French Open.Next on his agenda: joining the other six on that list with a title at Roland Garros.Trying to complete a career Grand Slam, the top-seeded Djokovic moved into the third round by beating 161st-ranked qualifier Steve Darcis of Belgium 7-5, 6-3, 6-4 on Thursday, overcoming 42 unforced errors on a windy afternoon.

  • The Latest: Bouchard blames mind for French Open exit

    May 26, 2016

    PARIS (AP) The Latest on the French Open (all times local):---3:10 p.m.Eugenie Bouchard attributes her early exit from the French Open more to her mind than her tennis.After her 6-4, 6-4 second-round loss to Timea Bacsinszky, the 2014 Wimbledon finalist says ''tennis is 90 percent mental'' and that ''the brain is like a muscle'' that needs workouts.

  • The Latest: After slow start, Nadal earns 200th Slam win

    May 26, 2016

    PARIS (AP) The Latest on the French Open (all times local):---2:50 p.m.Once Rafael Nadal got past the briefest of slow starts, he was just fine, easily collecting the 200th Grand Slam match victory of his career.Nadal fell behind 2-0 against 99th-ranked Facundo Bagnis of Argentina, then cleaned up his act and took 14 of the next 15 games Thursday en route to winning 6-3, 6-0, 6-3 in the second round of the French Open.

  • The Latest: Ana Ivanovic into 3rd round of French Open

    May 26, 2016

    PARIS (AP) The Latest on the French Open (all times local):---2:10 p.m.Ana Ivanovic has reached the third round of the French Open for the 10th time, beating Kurumi Nara 7-5, 6-1.Ivanovic, who won the title at Roland Garros in 2008, is seeded No. 14 this year.

  • The Latest: Berdych foils Tunisian milestone at French

    May 26, 2016

    PARIS (AP) The Latest on the French Open (all times local):---1:50 p.m.Malek Jaziri has failed in his bid to become the first Tunisian man in 53 years to reach the third round of the French Open.Jaziri lost to seventh-seeded Tomas Berdych 6-1, 2-6, 6-2, 6-4.

  • The Latest: From AP archive, slice of French tennis history

    May 26, 2016

    PARIS (AP) The Latest on the French Open (all times local):---1:20 p.m.With a victory over Marcos Baghdatis in the second round French Open, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga would become only the third Frenchman with 100 wins in Grand Slam tournaments.The others were Jean Borotra, with 103, and Henri Cochet, with 102.

  • The Latest: Bouchard comeback fails vs. Bacsinszky at French

    May 26, 2016

    PARIS (AP) The Latest on the French Open (all times local):---12:50 p.m.Eighth-seeded Timea Bacsinszky, a French Open semifinalist last year, advanced to the third round at Roland Garros by beating Eugenie Bouchard 6-4, 6-4.Bacsinszky was broken in her first service game, but the 2014 Wimbledon finalist couldn't hold the lead. The Swiss broke back in the seventh game, broke Bouchard again with a backhand winner for a 5-4 lead, and served out the first set.

  • Career milestones beckon on Day 5 of the French Open

    May 26, 2016

    PARIS (AP) Rafael Nadal can win his 200th Grand Slam match on Thursday if he beats Facundo Bagnis of Argentina in the second round of the French Open.Nadal, a record nine-time champion at Roland Garros, would become the eighth man in history to win 200 matches at major tournaments. The man with the most wins is Roger Federer, who has 302 over his career but is missing from this year's French Open because of injury.

  • French Open Lookahead: Djokovic, Nadal seek milestone wins

    May 25, 2016

    PARIS (AP) Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal both will be expected to beat much lower-ranked opponents in the second round of the French Open on Thursday.If they do, they'll achieve milestone victories.Djokovic, trying to complete a career Grand Slam and win his fourth consecutive major title, can become the seventh man with at least 50 match wins at Roland Garros. The others - Nadal, Roger Federer, Guillermo Vilas, Ivan Lendl, Andre Agassi and Nicola Pietrangeli - all won at least one title at the clay-court tournament.

  • The Latest: Stephens wraps up play at French Open with win

    May 25, 2016

    PARIS (AP) The Latest on the French Open (all times local):---9:40 p.m.Sloane Stephens wrapped up play for the day at the French Open with a 7-6 (0), 6-1 win over qualifier Veronica Cepede Royg in the second round.Stephens, who has reached the round of 16 at Roland Garros in each of the past four years, made a slow start but won 17 consecutive points after trailing 6-5, 15-30 on her serve in the first set.

  • The Latest: Begu wins marathon match at French Open

    May 25, 2016

    PARIS (AP) The Latest on the French Open (all times local):---8:56 p.m.Another marathon match has just ended on Court 2 at the French Open, where 25th-seeded Irina-Camelia Begu needed 3 hours and 38 minutes to rally past American Coco Vandeweghe.Begu prevailed 6-7, (4), 7-6 (4), 10-8 and will be up against Annika Beck in the third round.

  • The Latest: Bourgue inspired by Muhammad Ali at French Open

    May 25, 2016

    PARIS (AP) The Latest on the French Open (all times local):---8:15 p.m.A video of Muhammad Ali fired up French wild-card entry Mathias Bourgue before he took on Andy Murray at the French Open.The 22-year-old French player ranked 164th led 2-1 in sets before bowing out 6-2, 2-6, 4-6, 6-2, 6-3 on Wednesday.

  • The Latest: Clinical Raonic advances at French Open

    May 25, 2016

    PARIS (AP) The Latest on the French Open (all times local):---8:00 p.m.Milos Raonic faced little resistance as he posted a 50th Grand Slam match win on Wednesday at the French Open.The eighth-seeded Canadian advanced to the third round for the third time on the Parisian red clay with a clinical 6-1, 7-6 (0), 6-1 win over 58th-ranked Frenchman Adrian Mannarino.

  • The Latest: Serena Williams gets foot treatment but seems OK

    May 25, 2016

    PARIS (AP) The Latest on the French Open (all times local):---7:25 p.m.Agnieszka Radwanska made the most of Caroline Garcia's struggles with her serve to reach the third round at the French Open.The second-seeded Polish player had 13 break chances on Court Suzanne Lenglen and converted six in 6-2, 6-4 victory.

  • The Latest: Isner, Sock give US 2 men in 3rd round in Paris

    May 25, 2016

    PARIS (AP) The Latest on the French Open (all times local):---6:30 p.m.No. 15 John Isner and No. 23 Jack Sock both won in straight sets at the French Open, leaving two of the 10 American men who entered the tournament still in the field.Now they'll try to give the United States a pair of men in the fourth round for the first time in 15 years.

  • The Latest: Murray rallies into 3rd round at French Open

    May 25, 2016

    PARIS (AP) The Latest on the French Open (all times local):---5:45 p.m.Andy Murray rallied past French wild-card entry Mathias Bourgue to reach the third round of the French Open, winning 6-2, 2-6, 4-6, 6-2, 6-3.The second-seeded Murray made the most of Bourgue's drop of energy to claw his way back into the match and set up a contest with big-serving Ivo Karlovic in the next round.

  • The Latest: Murray struggling again at French Open

    May 25, 2016

    PARIS (AP) The Latest on the French Open (all times local):---4:40 p.m.Andy Murray needs to win a second consecutive five-set match to continue his run at the French Open.The second-seeded Briton is trailing 2-1 in sets against French wild-card entry Mathias Bourgue, who is showing his vast array of shots on Court Philippe Chatrier with some superb drop shots and volleys.

  • The Latest: Ivo Karlovic into 3rd round of French Open

    May 25, 2016

    PARIS (AP) The Latest on the French Open (all times local):---4:20 p.m.When it comes to hitting aces, big-serving Ivo Karlovic has no rival.At 37, the lanky Croatian player proved it again to drag himself out of a tough battle with Jordan Thompson and become the oldest male player to reach the third round at a Grand Slam since Jimmy Connors at the 1991 U.S. Open. Connors was 39 when he progressed to the semifinals at Flushing Meadows that year.

  • The Latest: Wawrinka still not perfect, but better this time

    May 25, 2016

    PARIS (AP) The Latest on the French Open (all times local):---3:10 p.m.There still were some hiccups for Stan Wawrinka in the second round of the French Open. All in all, though, things went a lot more smoothly than in his opening match.After needing to come back and win in five sets to barely avoid becoming the first defending champion in tournament history to lose in the first round, Wawrinka moved into the third with a 7-6 (7), 6-3, 6-4 victory over 93rd-ranked Taro Daniel of Japan on Wednesday.

  • The Latest: Zverev posts 1st ever win at French Open

    May 25, 2016

    PARIS (AP) The Latest on the French Open (all times local):---2:45 p.m.Teenager Alexander Zverev has completed his first ever win in the main draw of the French Open.The 19-year-old German, who is regarded as one of the most talented youngsters on the circuit, advanced to the second round of the clay-court Grand Slam with a 5-7, 6-2, 7-6 (6), 7-5 win over Pierre-Hugues Herbert. Their match was suspended at the start of the fourth set on Tuesday because of darkness.

  • The Latest: Muguruza advances at French Open

    May 25, 2016

    PARIS (AP) The Latest on the French Open (all times local):---2:00 p.m.Fourth-seeded Garbine Muguruza is through to the third round of the French Open, beating wild-card entry Myrtille Georges 6-2, 6-0.A two-time quarterfinalist in Paris, the 2015 finalist at Wimbledon says ''I really want to win here.''

  • Japanese players Nishikori and Osaka win at French Open

    May 25, 2016

    PARIS (AP) Japanese players Kei Nishikori and Naomi Osaka both advanced to the third round at the French Open on Wednesday with straight-set wins.Nishikori broke Andrey Kuznetsov six times and saved seven break points in a 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 win on Court 1.

  • The Latest: Nishikori advances to 3rd round at French Open

    May 25, 2016

    PARIS (AP) The Latest on the French Open (all times local):---1:30 p.m.Fifth-seeded Kei Nishikori advanced to the second round at the French Open by beating Andrey Kuznetsov 6-3, 6-3, 6-3.Nishikori, a U.S. Open finalist in 2014, reached the quarterfinals in Paris last year.

  • The Latest: Kvitova, Kuznetsova, Halep to French 3rd round

    May 25, 2016

    PARIS (AP) The Latest on the French Open (all times local):---12:45 p.m.Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova, 2009 French Open winner Svetlana Kuznetsova and 2014 finalist Simona Halep have all advanced to the third round at Roland Garros.The 10th-seeded Kvitova beat Hsieh Su-Wei 6-4, 6-1. Kvitova, who reached the semifinals at Roland Garros in 2012, looked more comfortable than in her first-round match.

  • The Latest: Tight security testing patience at French Open

    May 25, 2016

    PARIS (AP) The Latest on the French Open (all times local):---12:30 p.m.Tightened security measures at the French Open, with multiple pat-downs and bag checks, are making getting into Roland Garros a bit of a chore.There were long lines on Wednesday morning as spectators waited - mostly patiently - to be cleared for entry into the smallest of the four Grand Slam tournaments.

  • Sun is out after 3 days of damp, cold weather at French Open

    May 25, 2016

    PARIS (AP) The French Open is finally basking under blue skies after three opening days of damp, cold weather.Those already out on court Wednesday include fifth-seeded Kei Nishikori, former French Open champion Svetlana Kuznetsova and 2014 finalist Simona Halep.

  • Virginia tops Oklahoma for NCAA men's tennis title

    May 25, 2016

    TULSA, Okla. (AP) Henrik Wiersholm rallied from a 5-2 deficit in the second set for a 6-2, 7-6 victory over Andre Biro, clinching a 4-1 victory for Virginia over Oklahoma in the NCAA men's tennis final Tuesday night.It was the second straight championship for top-seeded Virginia (30-4) and third in the past four seasons.

  • French Open Lookahead: Raonic's serve could be 'painful'

    May 24, 2016

    PARIS (AP) Milos Raonic's second-round opponent at the French Open knows what he's in for: a real challenge when it comes to returning serve.Canada's Raonic has won 90 percent of his service games in 2016, which ranks second on the ATP tour. His 315 aces entering Roland Garros is the third-highest total this season. He hit a 136 mph (219 kph) serve in the first round, the second-fastest of the tournament.

  • Stanford tops Oklahoma St to take NCAA women's tennis title

    May 24, 2016

    TULSA, Okla. (AP) Stanford's Taylor Davidson fought off a match point for 3-6, 7-5, 7-5 victory over Oklahoma State's Vladica Babic that gave the Cardinal a 4-3 win and their 18th NCAA women's tennis championship on Tuesday.Babic won the first set 6-3 and had match point at 5-4 in the second, but Davidson rallied for the title-clinching win, the team's first since 2013.

  • The Latest: Serena Williams barely sweats in French Open win

    May 24, 2016

    PARIS (AP) The Latest on the French Open (all times local):---8:15 p.m.Serena Williams' defense of her French Open title is off to a comfortable start, with a 6-2, 6-0 first-round win against Magdalena Rybarikova of Slovakia that took just 42 minutes.

  • The Latest: Azarenka hobbles injured out of French Open

    May 24, 2016

    PARIS (AP) The Latest on the French Open (all times local):---7:30 p.m.Hobbling around court on a gimpy right knee, two-time Australian Open winner Victoria Azarenka is out of the French Open in the first round, but not without putting up a fight.The fifth seed from Belarus locked up the knee in the second set when preparing to return the serve of Karin Knapp from Italy. Azarenka got treatment, laying on a mat on the red-clay court, and endured through a tiebreaker to level the match at one-set all, saving a match point.

  • The Latest: Djokovic favors ranking points at Olympics

    May 24, 2016

    PARIS (AP) The Latest on the French Open (all times local):---7:10 p.m.Novak Djokovic thinks the ATP and WTA tours should be offering ranking points to players who participate in the Olympics.The No. 1-ranked Djokovic, who owns 11 Grand Slam titles and earned a bronze medal at the 2008 Beijing Games, said Tuesday after winning his first-round match at the French Open that he ''would definitely encourage'' a reconsideration of the decision to not award points in Rio de Janeiro this year.

  • The Latest: Quite a 'tweener by Rafael Nadal at French Open

    May 24, 2016

    PARIS (AP) The Latest on the French Open (all times local):---5:15 p.m.Even the normally intense Rafael Nadal cracked a mid-match smile in appreciation of the 'tweener he produced Tuesday at the French Open.The bit of magic came in the next-to-last game of the nine-time champion's lickety-split 6-1, 6-1, 6-1 victory over Sam Groth.

  • The Latest: Murray insists no bad blood with Mauresmo

    May 24, 2016

    PARIS (AP) The Latest on the French Open (all times local):---5:10 p.m.Andy Murray says his sometimes fiery on-court behavior wasn't the cause of his split from coach Amelie Mauresmo.Speaking after a first-round win at the French Open, Murray insisted ''we certainly didn't fall out,'' and their relationship remains ''good'' despite the end of their ground-breaking, two-year coaching tie last month.

  • The Latest: No early exit for Venus Williams this time

    May 24, 2016

    PARIS (AP) The Latest on the French Open (all times local):---4:50 p.m.Venus Williams avoided a second consecutive first-round Grand Slam loss - and a second consecutive first-round French Open loss.The ninth-seeded American needed nearly 2 hours to get past 82nd-ranked Anett Kontaveit of Estonia 7-6 (5), 7-6 (4) on Court 1 at Roland Garros on Tuesday.

  • The Latest: Djokovic moves into French Open 2nd round

    May 24, 2016

    PARIS (AP) The Latest on the French Open (all times local):---4:35 p.m.Top-ranked Novak Djokovic is through to the second round at the French Open.Bidding to complete a career Grand Slam in Paris after losing in the final three times over the past four years, Djokovic defeated 95th-ranked Yen-hsun Lu of Taiwan 6-4, 6-1, 6-1 on Tuesday.

  • The Latest: Reports of Schiavone's retirement premature

    May 24, 2016

    PARIS (AP) The Latest on the French Open (all times local):---4:30 p.m.The French Open's Twitter feed posted a video of the crowd at Court Suzanne Lenglen giving 2010 title winner and 2011 runner-up Francesca Schiavone a standing ovation after her 6-2, 6-4 first-round loss to 26th-seeded Kristina Mladenovic.

  • The Latest: Bouchard beats stress-related eating disorder

    May 24, 2016

    PARIS (AP) The Latest on the French Open (all times local):---4:10 p.m.Former Wimbledon finalist Eugenie Bouchard says she has overcome an eating disorder brought on by ''a lot of pressure'' and the added expectation that followed her breakthrough year in 2014.

  • The Latest: Isner's 40 aces let him reach 2nd round in Paris

    May 24, 2016

    PARIS (AP) The Latest on the French Open (all times local):---3:10 p.m.John Isner used 40 aces to move into the French Open's second round with a 6-7 (4), 7-6 (12), 7-6 (7), 7-5 victory over 60th-ranked John Millman of Australia in a match played over two days.

  • The Latest: Murray completes comeback against Stepanek

    May 24, 2016

    PARIS (AP) The Latest on the French Open (all times local):---2:40 p.m.Andy Murray completed his ninth career comeback from two sets down, erasing that big deficit and beating 37-year-old Radek Stepanek 3-6, 3-6, 6-0, 6-3, 7-5 in the first round of the French Open.

  • The Latest: Nadal off to easy winning start at French Open

    May 24, 2016

    PARIS (AP) The Latest on the French Open (all times local):---2:30 p.m.Rafael Nadal is back doing what he does best: Demolishing opponents on the red clay of Roland Garros.The nine-time champion's 6-1, 6-1, 6-1 victory against Sam Groth of Australia added another notch to the Spanish player's stunning record in Paris, now at 71 wins, with just two losses.

  • The Latest: Kerber loses in 1st round at French Open

    May 24, 2016

    PARIS (AP) The Latest on the French Open (all times local):---12:55 p.m.Australian Open champion Angelique Kerber has lost in the first round at the French Open.The third-seeded Kerber was beaten 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 by 58th-ranked Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands.

  • The Latest: French teenager loses 6-0, 6-0 at French Open

    May 24, 2016

    PARIS (AP) The Latest on the French Open (all times local):---12:20 p.m.Tessah Andrianjafitrimo lasted just 51 minutes and 12 games in her first match in the main draw at the French Open.The 17-year-old French player, a wild card, lost 6-0, 6-0 to Wang Qiang of China on Court 17.

  • The Latest: Kerber opening play on center court

    May 24, 2016

    PARIS (AP) The Latest on the French Open (all times local):---11:15 a.m.First on Court Philippe Chatrier is Angelique Kerber, the third-seeded Australian Open champion.Kerber, yet to advance past the quarterfinals at Roland Garros, takes on 58th-ranked Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands.

  • Djokovic scheduled to play on Day 3 at French Open

    May 24, 2016

    PARIS (AP) Novak Djokovic begins his bid to win a fourth straight major title against 95th-ranked Yen-hsun Lu of Taiwan on Tuesday at the French Open.Also, nine-time champion Rafael Nadal opens against big-serving Sam Groth and Serena Williams faces 77th-ranked Magdalena Rybarikova as she starts the defense of her title.

  • French Open Lookahead: Nadal-Groth; Djokovic, Williams start

    May 23, 2016

    PARIS (AP) Rafael Nadal has lost two French Open matches in his career. His first-round opponent has lost only one.The difference? Nadal is 70-2 at Roland Garros, owner of a record nine championships. Sam Groth is 0-1.Sure sets up as a mismatch.The No. 4-seeded Nadal makes his 2016 debut at the clay-court Grand Slam tournament Tuesday on Court Suzanne Lenglen against Groth, a gifted server who is ranked 100th and never has won a tour-level title on any surface. And while Nadal is 363-34 on red clay, including 19-4 this season, Groth is 1-3 as a pro on the stuff - and his most recent match on it was a first-round loss at Roland Garros a year ago.

  • The Latest: Bad light stops Murray in clawback at Paris

    May 23, 2016

    PARIS (AP) The Latest on the French Open (all times local):---9:40 p.m.Dusk has put an end to play at the French Open, with the umpire pulling Andy Murray off the Court Philippe Chatrier after the Briton clawed back from losing the first two sets. He won the third set against Radek Stepanek and led 4-2 in the fourth set.

  • The Latest: Former US Open champ Marin Cilic falls in Paris

    May 23, 2016

    PARIS (AP) The Latest on the French Open (all times local):---9:20 p.m.Former U.S. Open champion Marin Cilic has fallen at the first hurdle in Paris - to a player 156 spots below him in the rankings.The tenth seed from Croatia lost 7-6 (4), 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 Monday in the first round to Marco Trungelliti, a 26-year-old Argentinian who made the French Open main draw through its qualifying tournament.

  • The Latest: Murray in trouble at French Open, down 2 sets

    May 23, 2016

    PARIS (AP) The Latest on the French Open (all times local):---8:30 p.m.Andy Murray is in trouble at the French Open - losing the first two sets and looking very out of sorts in his first-round match against the oldest player in the men's draw, 37-year-old Radek Stepanek.

  • The Latest: M mark beckons for American Shelby Rogers

    May 23, 2016

    PARIS (AP) The Latest on the French Open (all times local):---8:15 p.m.Shelby Rogers is edging closer to the million-dollar mark in prize money.The 23-year-old American's first-round win Monday at the French Open - downing seeded player Karolina Pliskova - guarantees her at least 60,000 euros in prize money. That is just over ,000. There will be more for the Charleston, South Carolina, resident if she gets beyond the second round in Paris.

  • The Latest: Williams tormentor Vinci out of French Open

    May 23, 2016

    PARIS (AP) The Latest on the French Open (all times local):---7:45 p.m.Roberta Vinci, the Italian who derailed Serena Williams' hopes of a rare calendar-year Grand Slam of major titles in 2015, is out of the French Open in the first round.Vinci, seeded seventh, became the highest-ranked woman to fall so far when she lost 6-1, 6-3 to unseeded Kateryna Bondarenko of Ukraine on Monday.

  • The Latest: Jack Sock of US wins rain-interrupted match

    May 23, 2016

    PARIS (AP) The Latest on the French Open (all times local):---7:20 p.m.Jack Sock is that rare American tennis pro these days who professes to love playing on red clay, and he took the initial step toward another run at the French Open by wrapping up a rain-delayed victory Monday.

  • The Latest: Nishikori posts 50th Grand Slam match win

    May 23, 2016

    PARIS (AP) The Latest on the French Open (all times local):---7:00 p.m.Kei Nishikori has posted a 50th Grand Slam match win over two days to reach the second round at the French Open.The fifth-seeded Japanese player, who last year recorded his best performance at Roland Garros by making it to the quarterfinals, completed a 6-1, 7-5, 6-3 win over Simone Bolelli on Court Philippe Chatrier on Monday.

  • The Latest: 1st Grand Slam match win for a woman from Turkey

    May 23, 2016

    PARIS (AP) The Latest on the French Open (all times local):---6:35 p.m.Cagla Buyukakcay has become the first woman from Turkey to win a main-draw match at a Grand Slam tournament.The 83rd-ranked Buyukakcay, who got into the French Open via qualifying, beat 98th-ranked Aliaksandra Sasnovich of Belarus 5-7, 7-6 (2), 6-2 on Monday in a first-round match carried over from the night before when rain interrupted play.

  • Defending champion Wawrinka survives French Open scare

    May 23, 2016

    PARIS (AP) Defending champion Stan Wawrinka got off to a shaky start at the French Open, surviving five tough sets to beat Lukas Rosol 4-6, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 Monday in the first round.Struggling against his Czech opponent on Court Philippe Chatrier, Wawrinka was at risk of becoming the first defending champion ever to lose in the first round at Roland Garros.

  • The Latest: Wawrinka edges Rosol in 5 sets to avoid stunner

    May 23, 2016

    PARIS (AP) The Latest on the French Open (all times local):---Stan Wawrinka narrowly avoided becoming the first defending champion to lose in the first round of the French Open, coming back to edge 59th-ranked Lukas Rosol of the Czech Republic 4-6, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 on Monday.

  • The Latest: Muguruza advances to 2nd round at French Open

    May 23, 2016

    PARIS (AP) The Latest on the French Open (all times local):---4:20 p.m.Fourth-seeded Garbine Muguruza has recovered after losing the first set and advanced to the second round of the French Open.The two-time quarterfinalist from Spain struggled early but rallied to beat Anna Karolina Schmiedlova 3-6, 6-3, 6-3.

  • The Latest: Defending champion Wawrinka gets to 5th set

    May 23, 2016

    PARIS (AP) The Latest on the French Open (all times local):---4:10 p.m.Stan Wawrinka has pushed Lukas Rosol to a fifth set at the French Open.Wawrinka is trying to avoid becoming the first defending champion to lose in the tournament's first round.Rosol led 2-1 in sets, but Wawrinka evened the match by taking the fourth 6-3. Wawrinka had converted only two of 11 break points before using his signature backhand for a cross-court passing winner to go up 5-3 in the fourth, then held serve.

  • No roof at French Open before 2020

    May 23, 2016

    PARIS (AP) Year after year, as rain affects the schedule and players spend long hours waiting in the locker rooms, a key question keeps coming up at the French Open: Why isn't there a roof over center court?''Welcome to France,'' said tournament director Guy Forget as poor weather in Paris on Monday disrupted play for the second consecutive day at the clay-court tournament.

  • The Latest: Defending champion Wawrinka in trouble at French

    May 23, 2016

    PARIS (AP) The Latest on the French Open (all times local):---3:30 p.m.Stan Wawrinka is one set away from becoming the first defending French Open champion to lose in the first round.The third-seeded Swiss player, struggling for range and rhythm, is losing to Lukas Rosol 6-4, 1-6, 6-3.

  • The Latest: Defending champ Wawrinka drops 1st set to Rosol

    May 23, 2016

    PARIS (AP) The Latest on the French Open (all times local):---2:20 p.m.Defending champion Stan Wawrinka has made a less than ideal start at the French Open, losing the first set of his first match 6-4 to Lukas Rosol of the Czech Republic.Rosol broke the third-seeded Swiss player in the fifth game with a drop shot that died on the rain-dampened red clay of Court Philippe Chatrier.

  • The Latest: Play starts at French Open after rain delay

    May 23, 2016

    PARIS (AP) The Latest on the French Open (all times local):---1:45 p.m.After a delay of more than 2 1/2 hours, play has finally started at the French Open.Wearing a fluorescent yellow shirt and shoes, defending champion Stan Wawrinka is up against Lukas Rosol on Court Philippe Chatrier.

  • The Latest: Rain easing up at French Open

    May 23, 2016

    PARIS (AP) The Latest on the French Open (all times local):---1:00 p.m.The rain at the French Open has eased and the grounds crew at Roland Garros is now sweeping water off the court covers.Play has been delayed by two hours but matches could be starting soon.

  • The Latest: Play further delayed at French Open on rainy day

    May 23, 2016

    PARIS (AP) The Latest on the French Open (all times local):---12:25 p.m.It is still raining in Paris and French Open organizers have announced there will be no play at least before 1 p.m.---11:00 a.m.Poor weather is playing havoc with the French Open schedule for the second consecutive day.

  • Rain delays start of play at French Open on Day 2

    May 23, 2016

    PARIS (AP) Poor weather is playing havoc with the French Open schedule for the second consecutive day.Showers over Paris on Monday have forced the organizers to delay the start of play by 1 1/2 hours after only 10 out of 32 matches were completed on Day 1.

  • While Djokovic, Williams wait, Wawrinka gets going in Paris

    May 22, 2016

    PARIS (AP) Thanks to rain, Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams must wait an extra day to start their bids for history at the French Open.The two No. 1-seeded players originally were slated to play first-round matches on Monday, the second day of the clay-court Grand Slam tournament.

  • The Latest: Safarova dodges rain for French Open win

    May 22, 2016

    PARIS (AP) The Latest on the French Open (all times local):---6:30 p.m.Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic has closed out a comfortable 6-0, 6-2 win against Vitalia Diatchenko, getting back to the warmth of the locker room just as rain picked up again at the French Open and forced the cancellation of all remaining matches Sunday.

  • The Latest: Play resumes at French Open after rain delay

    May 22, 2016

    PARIS (AP) The Latest on the French Open (all times local):---5:50 p.m.Heavy showers have stopped and play has resumed under still overcast skies at the French Open.The rain delay of nearly three hours has forced the postponement of matches that were scheduled for later Sunday, the tournament's opening day.

  • Kvitova escapes 1st-round scare in rainy French Open Day 1

    May 22, 2016

    PARIS (AP) Screaming in anger and hitting her racket on the red clay of Court Philippe Chatrier, Petra Kvitova came close to an early exit at the French Open on the first day of the Grand Slam tournament.On a rainy Sunday, the two-time Wimbledon champion was pushed to a suspenseful three-set battle by 59th-ranked Danka Kovinic of Montenegro, who served for the match before Kvitova raised her game and eventually prevailed 6-2, 4-6, 7-5, taking the last three games.

  • The Latest: Williams sisters entered in French Open doubles

    May 22, 2016

    PARIS (AP) The Latest on the French Open (all times local):3:50 p.m.With an eye on the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, Serena and Venus Williams are entered in women's doubles at the French Open - their first Grand Slam tournament as a team since 2014.In the doubles draw for Roland Garros, announced Sunday, the sisters will open against Jelena Ostapenko and Yulia Putintseva.

  • The Latest: Rain halts play at French Open

    May 22, 2016

    PARIS (AP) The Latest on the French Open (all times local):3:10 p.m.Play is being delayed on all courts at the French Open because of rain.Among the matches in progress, fifth-seeded Kei Nishikori of Japan leads Simone Bolelli of Italy 6-1, 5-4 on Court Philippe Chatrier, and No. 23 Jack Sock of the United States leads Robin Haase of the Netherlands 6-3, 7-5, 3-6, 2-1.

  • The Latest: Warned for 'Towel!' shout, Kyrgios wins opener

    May 22, 2016

    PARIS (AP) The Latest on the French Open (all times local):1:55 p.m.Nick Kyrgios was warned by a French Open chair umpire for shouting at a ballkid to retrieve a towel, leading to a prolonged and angry monologue by the 21-year-old Australian.Otherwise, the 17th-seeded Kyrgios did just fine in his first-round match Sunday.

  • The Latest: Kvitova through to 2nd round at French Open

    May 22, 2016

    PARIS (AP) The Latest on the French Open (all times local):1:40 p.mPetra Kvitova is through to the second round of the French Open after battling more than 2 hours on Court Philippe Chatrier.Danka Kovinic came close to creating the first upset of this year's tournament but failed to build on her momentum when she served for the match in the deciding set.

  • The Latest: Kvitova in trouble at French Open

    May 22, 2016

    PARIS (AP) The Latest on the French Open (all times local):12:50 a.m.Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova is having trouble on Court Philippe Chatrier.The 10th-seeded Czech looked in control after breaking Danka Kovinic twice to win the first set 6-2 but dropped the second 6-4.

  • The Latest: Rain greets French Open start

    May 22, 2016

    PARIS (AP) The Latest on the French Open (all times local):11:35 a.m.Despite rain much of the morning, the French Open has started.The forecast calls for showers on Sunday, but a break in the weather allowed two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova onto Court Philippe Chatrier to face 59th-ranked Danka Kovinic of Montenegro in a first-round match.

  • Rain greets French Open start; Kvitova, Nishikori scheduled

    May 22, 2016

    PARIS (AP) Despite rain much of the morning, the French Open has started.The forecast calls for showers on Sunday, but a break in the weather allowed two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova onto Court Philippe Chatrier to face 59th-ranked Danka Kovinic of Montenegro in a first-round match.

  • Mauresmo explains coaching split with "complex" Murray

    May 21, 2016

    PARIS (AP) Amelie Mauresmo has revealed the reasons for her coaching split with Andy Murray, explaining they ''reached the end'' of what they could achieve and he was a ''complex'' player to work with.Murray became the first high-profile tennis player to hire a woman as a coach when he took on Mauresmo in June 2014, but they ended their working relationship on May 9.

  • Nadal back in Paris, no title to defend, no Federer to face

    May 21, 2016

    PARIS (AP) Through the years, Rafael Nadal grew accustomed to a couple of givens at the French Open: He would arrive as the defending champion, and Roger Federer would be somewhere in the draw, often awaiting a showdown in the final.This time around, neither is the case.

  • Turning 29, Novak Djokovic still chasing elusive French Open

    May 21, 2016

    PARIS (AP) Novak Djokovic will be celebrating his 29th birthday when the French Open starts on Sunday. If nothing else, it underlines just how frustrating it has become for the top-ranked Serb to win the only major to elude him.Djokovic, who has lost the past two finals here and three altogether, is playing his 12th tournament and would set a record for most appearances at Roland Garros before winning the title in the Open era. Four players - Stan Wawrinka last year, Roger Federer in 2009, Andre Agassi in 1999 and Andres Gomez in 1990 - all won on their 11th appearance. Goran Ivanisevic holds the Open era Grand Slam record of needing 14 attempts before winning Wimbledon in 2001.

  • Garcia beats Lucic-Baroni to win Strasbourg International

    May 21, 2016

    STRASBOURG, France (AP) Caroline Garcia of France beat veteran Mirjana Lucic-Baroni of Croatia 6-4, 6-1 to win the Strasbourg International on Saturday for her second career title.The 10th-seeded Garcia improved her overall record against Lucic-Baroni to 4-0, two on hard courts and two on clay.

  • Thiem beats Zverev to win Nice Open for 6th career title

    May 21, 2016

    NICE, France (AP) Top-seeded Dominic Thiem of Austria beat German teen Alexander Zverev 6-4, 3-6, 6-0 to win the clay-court Nice Open final and clinch his third ATP title of the year on Saturday.Thiem, ranked 15th, dropped serve four times but broke Zverev's serve six times on his way to a sixth career title.

  • Stan Wawrinka beats Marin Cilic to win Geneva Open title

    May 21, 2016

    GENEVA (AP) Stan Wawrinka warmed up for his French Open title defense by winning the Geneva Open on Saturday, beating Marin Cilic 6-4, 7-6 (11) in the final.The top-seeded Swiss took his second match-point chance in a long tiebreaker when the third-seeded Croatian sent a backhand long.

  • Dutch qualifier Kiki Bertens wins Nuremberg tournament

    May 21, 2016

    NUREMBERG, Germany (AP) Dutch qualifier Kiki Bertens defeated Mariana Duque-Marino of Colombia 6-2, 6-2 to win the Nuremberg clay-court tournament on Saturday.The 89th-ranked Bertens, who beat top-seeded Roberta Vinci in the second round and Germany's Julia Goerges in the semifinals, converted 11 of her 17 break points.

  • 19 years later, Lucic-Baroni reaches Strasbourg final

    May 20, 2016

    STRASBOURG, France (AP) Veteran Mirjana Lucic-Baroni routed fourth-seeded Kristina Mladenovic of France 6-1, 6-1 to reach the final of the Strasbourg International on Friday, 19 years after losing to Steffi Graf in the championship decider.The 34-year-old Croatian needed one hour to beat Mladenovic, a wild card playing in her first semifinal this season, saving all four break points she faced and breaking the Frenchwoman's serve five times.

  • Thiem will face teenager Zverev in Nice Open final

    May 20, 2016

    NICE, France (AP) Top-seeded Dominic Thiem of Austria eased past Adrian Mannarino of France 6-1, 6-3 to reach the Nice Open final on Friday.Thiem, ranked 15th, is chasing his third title of the year and sixth of his career. He will play German teen Alexander Zverev, who beat fifth-seeded Joao Sousa of Portugal 6-4, 4-6, 6-2 to reach his first career final.

  • Andy Murray heads into French Open in confident form on clay

    May 20, 2016

    PARIS (AP) Andy Murray heads into the French Open buoyed by his form on clay, especially after handing top-ranked Novak Djokovic a stinging defeat recently.Murray lost to Djokovic in last year's semifinals at Roland Garros, but not before he frustrated the Serb by battling back from two sets down to force a decider.

  • Stan Wawrinka, Marin Cilic advance to Geneva Open final

    May 20, 2016

    GENEVA (AP) Top-seeded Stan Wawrinka will play Marin Cilic for the Geneva Open title after both advanced from the semifinals on Friday.French Open champion Wawrinka beat Lukas Rosol of the Czech Republic 6-2, 4-6, 6-3 to reach his first final in his native Switzerland for 11 years.

  • Mariana Duque-Marino wins 2 matches, reaches Nuremberg final

    May 20, 2016

    NUREMBERG, Germany (AP) Mariana Duque-Marino had to play two matches and won them both on Friday to reach the Nuremberg final.Duque-Marino will seek her second career title against Dutch qualifier Kiki Bertens in Saturday's final.The Colombian played three sets for nearly three hours in the morning in outlasting Varvara Lepchenko of the United States 5-7, 7-6 (4), 7-2 in a quarterfinal that was postponed on Thursday because of rain.

  • Security tightened at French Open in wake of attacks

    May 20, 2016

    PARIS (AP) Security will be tighter than ever at the French Open in the wake of the deadly attacks in Paris last November.The French Tennis Federation (FFT) said there will be three mandatory check points for entry into Roland Garros, and spectators will be subjected to systematic body searches.

  • Williams still haunted by hard-fought 2015 French Open win

    May 20, 2016

    PARIS (AP) Serena Williams is still haunted by her struggles en route to winning last year's French Open title.After getting the flu early in the tournament, Williams was in major trouble during her three-set semifinal win over Timea Bacsinszky, wrapping herself in ice towels during changeovers, breathing heavily between points, the strain etched on her face.

  • Djokovic and Nadal could meet in French Open semifinals

    May 20, 2016

    PARIS (AP) In his quest to complete a career Grand Slam, Novak Djokovic could have to beat nine-time champion Rafael Nadal in the French Open semifinals.Djokovic, who will face 100th-ranked Lu Yen-hsun in the first round, was put in the same side of the draw as Nadal on Friday. The top-ranked Serb beat Nadal in the quarterfinals last year, the Spaniard's second loss of his career at Roland Garros.

  • Organizers: Monfils withdraws from French Open

    May 20, 2016

    PARIS (AP) French Open organizers say Gael Monfils has withdrawn from the clay-court Grand Slam tournament because of a viral infection.The 14th-ranked Monfils reached the Monte Carlo Masters final this season but a drop in form over recent weeks resulted in early exits in Madrid and Rome. He was also hampered by a hamstring injury last month.

  • Zverev saves 2 match points to reach Nice Open semis

    May 19, 2016

    NICE, France (AP) Alexander Zverev saved two match points to beat second-seeded Gilles Simon 6-3, 6-7 (6), 7-6 (1) and book a spot in the semifinals of the Nice Open on Thursday.Zverev led 6-4 in the tiebreak of the second set, but Simon managed to stay in contention and had two chances to seal the match on the German's serve at 6-5 in the decider.

  • Federer out of French Open; 1st Slam he'll miss since 1999

    May 19, 2016

    PARIS (AP) Roger Federer pulled out of the French Open on Thursday, ending his record streak of appearing in 65 consecutive Grand Slam tournaments - every one since the start of 2000.The 17-time major champion, who had a knee operation this year but returned to play at the Monte Carlo Masters in early April, has been dealing with a back problem that has limited his schedule in recent weeks.

  • Three French players into Strasbourg semifinals

    May 19, 2016

    STRASBOURG, France (AP) Fourth-seeded Kristina Mladenovic will play in her first semifinal this season after downing Alla Kudryavtseva of Russia 6-4, 6-2 at the Strasbourg International on Thursday.Mladenovic, who received a wild card, led two other Frenchwomen in the last four, Caroline Garcia and lucky loser Virginie Razzano.

  • 2 Germans advance to the semis in Nuremberg

    May 20, 2016

    NUREMBERG, Germany (AP) Third-seeded Annika Beck topped seventh-seeded Anna-Lena Friedsam 7-6 (6), 2-6, 6-2 in an all-German quarterfinal in Nuremberg on Thursday.That was the only match that was completed on a bizarre day interrupted by rain.Beck will next play Dutch qualifier Kiki Bertens, who advanced when Bogota champion Irina Falconi of Italy quit with a right-ankle injury after losing the first set 6-1.

  • French Open organizers revoke Frenchman's wild card

    May 19, 2016

    PARIS (AP) French Open officials have revoked the wild card they granted to French player Constant Lestienne because of new information provided by the Tennis Integrity Unit.Tournament organizers said on Thursday that Lestienne, who received a wild card based on recent results, was under investigation because he infringed anti-corruption rules.

  • Roger Federer pulls out of French Open

    May 19, 2016

    PARIS (AP) Roger Federer pulled out of the French Open on Thursday, ending his record of appearing in 65 consecutive Grand Slam tournaments dating back to 2000.The 17-time major champion, who had a knee operation this year but returned to play at the Monte Carlo Masters in early April, has been dealing with a back problem that has limited his schedule in recent weeks.

  • Russian tennis head backtracks on Sharapova retirement claim

    May 19, 2016

    MOSCOW (AP) The head of the Russian Tennis Federation backtracked on his earlier comments Thursday, saying he did not mean to suggest that Maria Sharapova's failed doping test could spell the end of her career.Russian news agency R-Sport had earlier quoted Shamil Tarpishchev as saying that Sharapova's situation is ''bad'' and that it is ''very doubtful'' that she will resume her career.

  • Head of Russian tennis says Sharapova could end career

    May 19, 2016

    MOSCOW (AP) The head of the Russian Tennis Federation says Maria Sharapova's failed doping test could spell the end of her career.Shamil Tarpishchev tells Russian news agency R-Sport that Sharapova's situation is ''bad'' and that it is ''very doubtful'' that she will resume her career.

  • Mladenovic overcomes late challenge from Riske in Strasbourg

    May 18, 2016

    STRASBOURG, France (AP) Fourth-seeded Kristina Mladenovic held off strong resistance from Alison Riske to reach the quarterfinals of the Strasbourg International on Wednesday with a 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (5) victory.After trailing 5-1 in the decider, Riske saved four match points and leveled at 5-5. Mladenovic stayed calm in the tiebreaker and sealed the match with an ace after more than three hours.

  • Zverev beats Granollers to reach Nice quarterfinals

    May 18, 2016

    NICE, France (AP) Eighth-seeded Alexander Zverev fought for more than 2 1/2 hours to beat Marcel Granollers and reach the quarterfinals of the Nice Open on Wednesday.Zverev, who lost to Granollers in three sets at the Monte Carlo Masters earlier this season, converted five of his seven break points in a 7-5, 6-7 (3), 6-2 win at the clay-court tournament, a traditional French Open warm-up.

  • FRENCH OPEN: Capsules on women to watch

    May 18, 2016

    Women to watch at the French Open, where play begins Sunday:---SERENA WILLIAMSRanked: 1Age: 34Country: United States2015 Match Record: 18-32015 Singles Titles: 1Career Singles Titles: 70Major Titles: 21 - French Open ('02, `13, `15), Wimbledon ('02, `03, `09, `10, `12, `15), U.S. Open ('99, `02, `08, `12, `13, `14), Australian Open ('03, `05, `07, `09, `10, `15)

  • FRENCH OPEN: Capsules on men to watch

    May 18, 2016

    Men to watch at the French Open, where play begins Sunday:---NOVAK DJOKOVICRanked: 1Age: 28 (Turns 29 on Sunday)Country: Serbia2016 Match Record: 37-32016 Singles Titles: 5Career Singles Titles: 64Major Titles: 11 - Australian Open ('08, `11, `12, `13, `15, `16), Wimbledon ('11, `14, `15), U.S. Open ('11, `15)

  • FRENCH OPEN: Tournament at a glance

    May 18, 2016

    A glance at the French Open, the year's second Grand Slam tennis tournament:Site: Roland Garros in Paris.Surface: Red clay.Schedule: Main-draw play begins Sunday. The 15-day tournament closes with the women's singles final June 4, and the men's singles final June 5.

  • FRENCH OPEN: Djokovic eyes Nole Slam; Serena bids for No. 22

    May 18, 2016

    Once again, Novak Djokovic heads to the French Open knowing full well that a title at Roland Garros will complete a career Grand Slam, something only seven other men have done.He's already come quite close to adding the Coupe des Mousquetaires to his trophy collection, finishing as the runner-up in three of the past four years.

  • Top-seeded Vinci loses to Bertens in Nuremberg

    May 18, 2016

    NUREMBERG, Germany (AP) Qualifier Kiki Bertens advanced to the quarterfinals of the clay-court tournament in Nuremberg by beating top-seeded Roberta Vinci 6-4, 7-6 (4) Wednesday.Vinci was last year's runner-up at the tournament, which serves as a warm-up for the French Open.

  • Top-seeded Wawrinka cruises to win in Geneva Open 2nd round

    May 17, 2016

    GENEVA (AP) Top-seeded Stan Wawrinka cruised past Albert Ramos-Vinolas of Spain 6-1, 6-1 in the Geneva Open second round on Tuesday.The French Open champion spent just 53 minutes on court against his 53rd-ranked opponent to warm up for his defense in Paris starting next week.

  • Stosur into Strasbourg quarterfinals

    May 17, 2016

    STRASBOURG, France (AP) Third-seeded Samantha Stosur extended her perfect record against Hsieh Su-Wei of Taiwan to reach the quarterfinals of the Strasbourg International on Tuesday.The 2011 U.S. Open champion, who never dropped a set in her three previous matches against 83rd-ranked Hsieh, secured a 6-3, 7-6 (3) win and will be up against Caroline Garcia of France next.

  • Anderson advances to Nice quarterfinals in straight sets

    May 17, 2016

    NICE, France (AP) Third-seeded Kevin Anderson won for only the third time this year in reaching the Nice Open quarterfinals on Tuesday.Anderson, who received a wild card at the clay-court tournament, hit seven aces and broke Diego Schwartzman of Argentina twice to win 7-6 (4), 6-3.

  • Former No. 1 Wozniacki withdraws from French Open

    May 17, 2016

    PARIS (AP) The WTA says former world No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki has pulled out of the French Open because of an injured right ankle.The 34th-ranked Wozniacki hasn't played since she lost her second match at the Miami Open in March.Her participation at Roland Garros was already in doubt after she withdrew from clay-court tournaments in Madrid and Rome because of the injury she suffered during practice.

  • Vinci, Lisicki advance to 2nd round in Nuremberg

    May 17, 2016

    NUREMBERG, Germany (AP) Top-seeded Roberta Vinci advanced to the second round by beating Czech qualifier Barbora Krejcikova 6-2, 2-6, 6-3 Tuesday at the clay-court tournament in Nuremberg.Vinci will next face Dutch qualifier Kiki Bertens.Fifth-seeded Sabine Lisicki had fewer problems against Lara Arruabarrena, winning 6-3, 6-4, while Julia Goerges defeated Cristina Dinu of Romania 6-1, 6-2.

  • No. 8 Belinda Bencic of Switzerland pulls out of French Open

    May 17, 2016

    PARIS (AP) Eighth-ranked Belinda Bencic of Switzerland has pulled out of the French Open after dealing with a back injury since March.Bencic's withdrawal was announced by the clay-court Grand Slam tournament on Tuesday.She will be replaced in the main draw by Lauren Davis of the United States.

  • Delbonis beats fit-again Tipsarevic in Geneva Open 1st round

    May 16, 2016

    GENEVA (AP) Sixth-seeded Federico Delbonis of Argentina beat Janko Tipsarevic 6-1, 7-6 (6) on the Serbian's return from an eight-month injury absence at the Geneva Open on Monday.Tipsarevic, a former No. 8, is ranked 686th after not playing consistently injury-free since 2013.

  • Qualifier Donald Young beats Fabio Fognini at Nice Open

    May 16, 2016

    NICE, France (AP) Qualifier Donald Young rallied to reach the second round at the Nice Open, beating sixth-seeded Fabio Fognini 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 Monday.Young served 10 aces, twice as many as Fognini.Fifth-seeded Joao Sousa needed three sets to overcome another qualifier, Quentin Halys, 5-7, 6-4, 6-4. Halys had 12 aces, but also had nine double-faults.

  • Lepchenko, Friedsam advance to 2nd round in Nuremberg

    May 16, 2016

    NUREMBERG, Germany (AP) Seventh-seeded Anna-Lena Friedsam advanced to the second round of the clay-court tournament in Nuremberg, beating Johanna Larsson 6-3, 6-4 Monday.The event is warm-up tournament for the French Open, which starts Sunday in Paris.

  • Top-seeded Errani eliminated at Strasbourg International

    May 16, 2016

    STRASBOURG, France (AP) Top-seeded Sara Errani lost in the first round of the clay-court Strasbourg International on Monday, falling to Monica Puig 4-6, 6-3, 6-1.It was the third straight tournament that Errani lost in the opening round. The Strasbourg tournament is a warm-up for the French Open, which starts Sunday.

  • Tomas Berdych fires coach Dani Vallverdu

    May 16, 2016

    PRAGUE (AP) Tomas Berdych says he has fired his coach Dani Vallverdu after a 17-month partnership.Berdych's announcement comes days after a 6-0, 6-0 loss to David Goffin in the third round of the Italian Open.In Monday's statement, the eighth-ranked Berdych says the move is a reaction to his unimpressive recent form. He is 19-10 in 2016.

  • Ninth-seeded Alize Cornet upset at Strasbourg WTA event

    May 15, 2016

    STRASBOURG, France (AP) Qualifier Alla Kudryavtseva rallied to upset ninth-seeded Alize Cornet 1-6, 6-2, 6-4 in the first round of the WTA tournament in Strasbourg on Sunday.Fourth-seeded Kristina Mladenovic needed three sets to outlast Madison Brengle of the United States 6-4, 2-6, 7-5.

  • Estrella Burgos, Mannarino advance at Nice ATP event

    May 15, 2016

    NICE, France (AP) Victor Estrella Burgos used a steadier serve to beat Denis Kudla 6-3, 6-2 in the opening round of the ATP tournament in Nice on Sunday.Estrella Burgos won 72 percent of his first-serve points, while Kudla managed only 58 percent.In the other match Sunday, Adrian Mannarino came from behind to beat Robin Haase 6-7 (4), 6-3, 6-4.

  • Tsurenko beats Antonitsch in Nuremberg

    May 15, 2016

    NUREMBERG, Germany (AP) Fourth-seeded Lesia Tsurenko beat wild card Mira Antonitsch 7-5, 6-1 in the opening round of the WTA tournament in Nuremberg on Sunday.Irina Falconi eased past another wild card, Katharina Gerlach, 6-0, 6-3.Nicole Gibbs defeated Kristyna Pliskova 6-4, 6-3 to also advance to the second round.

  • Italian tennis federation wants to host under-21 tournament

    May 15, 2016

    ROME (AP) The Italian tennis federation wants to host a year-end tournament in Milan or Turin starting next year for the world's top under-21 male players.The tournament would award 1.5 million euros (.7 million) in prize money, federation president Angelo Binaghi announced Sunday before the Italian Open finals.

  • Serena Williams ends 9-month title drought at Italian Open

    May 15, 2016

    ROME (AP) Serena Williams ended a nine-month title drought with a 7-6 (5), 6-3 win over Madison Keys in an all-American Italian Open final Sunday.Williams' previous title came in Cincinnati in August - a month before her attempt at a calendar-year Grand Slam ended with a semifinal loss to Roberta Vinci at the U.S. Open.

  • An all-American final in Rome: Serena Williams vs. Keys

    May 14, 2016

    ROME (AP) It's going to be a rare all-American affair in the Italian Open final.Top-ranked Serena Williams will meet 21-year-old Madison Keys on Sunday to mark the first time two American women have met in a final on clay since Serena beat older sister Venus in the 2002 French Open.

  • In Rome, Murray advances to 2nd straight clay-court final

    May 14, 2016

    ROME (AP) Andy Murray beat French qualifier Lucas Pouille 6-2, 6-1 at the Italian Open on Saturday to advance to his second clay-court final in two weeks.Murray maintained his focus through two rain delays at the Foro Italico and will face either top-ranked Novak Djokovic or sixth-seeded Kei Nishikori for the title on Sunday.

  • Lucky loser Pouille reaches Italian Open semifinals

    May 13, 2016

    ROME (AP) French qualifier Lucas Pouille reached the Italian Open semifinals on Friday when Argentine opponent Juan Monaco withdrew because of injury.Organizers said Monaco, who upset fourth-seeded Stan Wawrinka in three sets Thursday, had a problem with his left side.

  • Del Potro skips French Open to focus on grass-court season

    May 12, 2016

    PARIS (AP) Juan Martin del Potro will skip the French Open to focus on the grass-court season.The former U.S. Open champion, who dropped to No. 229 in the ATP rankings while recovering from his third wrist operation, said on Twitter he will not play on the Parisian clay this month.

  • Woof: Serena Williams eats dog food, instantly regrets it

    May 12, 2016

    ROME (AP) The gourmet food Serena Williams ordered off the hotel room-service menu for dogs looked good enough for her to eat. So the top-ranked tennis player sampled it, and later got sick.Williams posted a video Wednesday on Snapchat showing the salmon and rice dish she ordered for her Yorkshire Terrier at their hotel during the Italian Open.

  • Federer not the least bit concerned after loss in Rome

    May 12, 2016

    ROME (AP) Roger Federer was not the least bit concerned after getting beat 7-6 (2), 6-4 by 15th-ranked Dominic Thiem in the third round of the Italian Open on Thursday.After withdrawing from last week's Madrid Open with lower back pain, Federer was just glad that he was able to play two matches on the clay in Rome.

  • Federer loses to Thiem in 3rd round of Italian Open

    May 12, 2016

    ROME (AP) Roger Federer was eliminated from the Italian Open on Thursday, losing to 15th-ranked Dominic Thiem 7-6 (2), 6-4 in the third round.Federer withdrew from last week's Madrid Open with lower back pain and has only 10 days before the French Open begins.

  • Federer beats rising German player Zverev at Italian Open

    May 11, 2016

    ROME (AP) Roger Federer put his full array of shots on display in a 6-3, 7-5 win over German player Alexander Zverev in the second round of the Italian Open on Wednesday.After withdrawing from last week's Madrid Open with lower back pain, Federer looked sharp from the start against the 44th-ranked Zverev, using his backhand slice drop shot especially well.

  • Bouchard beats Jankovic in 1st round of Italian Open

    May 10, 2016

    ROME (AP) Eugenie Bouchard piled more misery on Jelena Jankovic by winning the first-round matchup of former top-10 players 6-4, 2-6, 6-3 in the Italian Open on Tuesday.Jankovic won this clay-court tournament in 2007 and 2008, but has gone three months without reaching a quarterfinal.

  • Murray hopes Mauresmo split not seen as failure for women

    May 10, 2016

    ROME (AP) Andy Murray hopes his split with Amelie Mauresmo isn't seen as a failure for women coaching top players.The British star improved as a clay-court player under Mauresmo but failed to add to his collection of Grand Slam titles.''It did work. For two years the results that we had were good,'' Murray said at the Italian Open on Tuesday, a day after the breakup was announced. ''Maybe unless I win a Grand Slam, then maybe ultimately that's how people may judge whether it worked or not, but when she first came into the team, I was really struggling.''

  • Venus Williams wins singles, loses doubles with Serena

    May 9, 2016

    ROME (AP) Singles was the easy part for Venus Williams on Monday. The difficult part came with younger sister Serena in doubles.After Venus comfortably beat CoCo Vandeweghe 6-4, 6-3 in the first round of the Italian Open, the Williams sisters lost to Andreja Klepac and Katarina Srebotnik of Slovenia 6-1, 7-5.

  • Andy Murray splits from coach Amelie Mauresmo

    May 9, 2016

    LONDON (AP) Andy Murray split with coach Amelie Mauresmo on Monday, ending a groundbreaking two-year relationship during which the British star improved as a clay-court player but failed to add to his collection of Grand Slam titles.A statement released by Murray's management company didn't disclose the reason behind the decision, although Mauresmo said ''dedicating enough time along with the travel has been a challenge for me.''

  • Djokovic beats Murray to win record 29th Masters title

    May 8, 2016

    MADRID (AP) Novak Djokovic defeated Andy Murray 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 in the Madrid Open final on Sunday to win a record 29th career Masters title.Djokovic saved seven break points in the final game and converted on his third match point to secure the win over the defending champion, moving one victory ahead of Rafael Nadal in Masters tournament victories.

  • Before Ranieri, Roberta Vinci was Italy's upset queen

    May 8, 2016

    ROME (AP) Before Claudio Ranieri coached Leicester to the top of English football, Roberta Vinci was Italy's upset queen.Seven months after ending Serena Williams' bid for a calendar-year Grand Slam in the semifinals of the U.S. Open, Vinci will be the local favorite at the Italian Open this week.

  • Tomic retires after less than 10 minutes due to sickness

    May 8, 2016

    ROME (AP) Bernard Tomic retired from his first-round match at the Italian Open against Benoit Paire after less than 10 minutes Sunday due to sickness.Paire was ahead 2-1 in the first set when Tomic ended it.The retirement comes less than a week after the young Australian was widely criticized for giving up on match point in a loss at the Madrid Open. Facing Fabio Fognini, Tomic turned his racket around with the handle facing forward when facing three match points and only watched as the ball bounced for an ace.

  • 'Just dance': Serena recounts taking part in Beyonce video

    May 8, 2016

    ROME (AP) Beyonce told Serena Williams to dance and the tennis champion let loose.Top-ranked Williams recounted Sunday how she came to have a part in the singer's video, ''Lemonade.''Williams says, ''I have known the director since I was like nine years old. I know Beyonce pretty well, so they were like, `We would love for you to be in this particular song. It's about strength and it's about courage and that's what we see you as.'''

  • Townsend of Atlanta earns French Open wild card from USTA

    May 7, 2016

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) Taylor Townsend of Atlanta has clinched a French Open main-draw wild card from the U.S. Tennis Association.Townsend compiled the top results in a series of USTA Pro Circuit clay-court tournaments, including reaching the final of an event at Indian Harbour Beach, Florida, on Saturday.

  • Nadal says he's on right path despite Madrid loss to Murray

    May 7, 2016

    MADRID (AP) Rafael Nadal is not overly disappointed at losing to Andy Murray for the second straight year at his home tournament.Following the 7-5, 6-4 defeat to Murray in the Madrid Open semifinals on Saturday, Nadal said he was on the right path heading into the French Open, which starts in nine days.

  • Murray beats Nadal, reaches Madrid Open final again

    May 7, 2016

    MADRID (AP) Continuing to impress on clay ahead of the French Open, Andy Murray defeated Rafael Nadal 7-5, 6-4 on Saturday to reach his second straight Madrid Open final.Murray fought off a strong challenge from Nadal, serving eight aces and saving 11 break points to win a rematch of last year's final at the Masters tournament.

  • Murray and Nadal to meet in Madrid Open semifinals

    May 6, 2016

    MADRID (AP) Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal will meet again in the semifinals of the Madrid Open on Saturday, a rematch of last year's final won by the British player.The second-ranked Murray defeated Tomas Berdych 6-3, 6-2 on Friday to make the last four for the second consecutive Masters tournament on clay, while Nadal had to fight hard to get past Joao Sousa of Portugal 6-0, 4-6, 6-3.

  • Djokovic criticizes Tomic for giving up on match point

    May 6, 2016

    MADRID (AP) Novak Djokovic has criticized Bernard Tomic for giving up on match point in a loss at the Madrid Open this week, saying the young Australian player is lacking commitment to the sport.Tomic turned his racket around when facing three match points against Fabio Fognini in a first-round match on Tuesday. With the handle facing forward, he only watched as the ball bounced for an ace.

  • Murray beats Berdych to reach Madrid Open semifinals

    May 6, 2016

    MADRID (AP) Playing on clay and under a closed roof, Andy Murray did just fine.The second-ranked Murray advanced to the semifinals at the Madrid Open on Friday, beating Tomas Berdych 6-3, 6-2 to reach the last four for the second consecutive Masters tournament on clay.

  • USTA picks Beaverton, Oregon, to host Davis Cup QF in July

    May 5, 2016

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) The U.S. Tennis Association has chosen the Tualatin Hills Tennis Center in Beaverton, Oregon, to host the Americans' Davis Cup quarterfinal against Croatia on July 15-17.The USTA announced the site on Thursday and says it will construct a 6,000-seat stadium around the center's current main court.

  • Murray beats Simon to reach Madrid Open quarterfinals

    May 5, 2016

    MADRID (AP) Andy Murray put on another impressive performance on clay Thursday, defeating Gilles Simon 6-4, 6-2 to reach the quarterfinals of the Madid Open.The second-seeded Murray broke Simon's serve in the final game of the first set and twice in the second to stay on track to defend his title.

  • Arizona State adds men's tennis program

    May 4, 2016

    TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) Arizona State is adding men's tennis, eight years after it dropped the sport.Led by a million donation from athletic director Ray Anderson and wife Buffie, the school said Wednesday that it has raised million of the million needed to sustain the program.

  • Novak Djokovic won't stay in Village for Rio Olympics

    May 4, 2016

    MADRID (AP) Novak Djokovic says he wants to win gold at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro and will not be staying at the athletes' village during the games.Djokovic lost to subsequent champion Andy Murray in the semifinals of the London Olympics in 2012, after winning the bronze for Serbia in Beijing in 2008.

  • Djokovic beats Coric, advances to Madrid Open 3rd round

    May 4, 2016

    MADRID (AP) Top-ranked Novak Djokovic eased into the third round of the Madrid Open by beating Borna Coric 6-2, 6-4 on Wednesday.Djokovic had not played in Madrid since 2013 and said that although he didn't serve well against the 19-year-old Croatian - the youngest competitor in the tournament - he was satisfied with his game.

  • Victoria Azarenka retires from Madrid Open with back injury

    May 4, 2016

    MADRID (AP) Fourth-seeded Victoria Azarenka has pulled out of the Madrid Open because of a back injury.The 26-year-old Azarenka says she ''tweaked'' her back during her opening match against Laura Robson and that the pain persisted during her second-round win over Alize Cornet.

  • Andy Murray won't stay at Olympic Village at Rio Games

    May 3, 2016

    MADRID (AP) Defending champion Andy Murray says he won't be living in the Olympic Village in Rio de Janeiro, preferring to stay at an apartment with the British tennis team.Murray stayed in the athletes' village in Beijing in 2008, but not in London in 2012, when he won the Olympic gold medal in the singles tournament.

  • Documents seized after searches at French Tennis Federation

    May 3, 2016

    PARIS (AP) French prosecutors have seized documents after carrying out a series of searches at the national tennis federation and the home of its president Jean Gachassin on Tuesday.France's financial prosecutors' office said in a statement that the searches related to possible ''misappropriation of property and influence trafficking'' relating to the existence of ''an illicit system of reselling tickets for the French Open tournament'' and the ''awarding of the contract for the renovation and enlargement of Roland Garros.''

  • Nadal beats Kuznetsov to reach 3rd round at Madrid Masters

    May 3, 2016

    MADRID (AP) Rafael Nadal defeated Andrey Kuznetsov 6-3, 6-3 on Tuesday to win his 11th consecutive match this year and advance to the third round of the Madrid Masters.Nadal broke Kuznetsov's serve once in the first set and twice in the second to secure the win in his opening match at the clay-court tournament that he has won twice in the last three seasons.

  • Azarenka beats Cornet to advance to 3rd round in Madrid

    May 2, 2016

    MADRID (AP) Fourth-seeded Victoria Azarenka continued her fine form, beating Alize Cornet 6-3, 6-2 to win her 16th straight match and advance to the third round of the Madrid Masters on Monday.Azarenka, seeking her third consecutive title, broke Cornet's serve five times to secure the victory. The fifth-ranked Belarusian saved seven of the eight break points she conceded to the Frenchwoman.

  • Murray with high expectations after breakthrough Madrid win

    May 2, 2016

    MADRID (AP) Andy Murray returns to the Madrid Masters with different expectations after his breakthrough win at the tournament a year ago.Murray won in Madrid last season for his first ever Masters title on clay, a surface he struggled on for most of his career. He has turned things around since then, and is again a favorite this week when he has a chance to boost his confidence even further heading into Roland Garros in three weeks.

  • Federer withdraws from Madrid Masters because of back injury

    May 2, 2016

    MADRID (AP) Roger Federer's injury woes continue.In the latest setback to an already complicated season, Federer was forced to withdraw from the Madrid Masters on Monday because of a back injury.The third-ranked Federer said that he was hurt in practice during the weekend and didn't want to take any chances aggravating the injury.

  • Radwanska, Kerber have 1st-round exits in Madrid

    May 1, 2016

    MADRID (AP) Top-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska and second-seeded Angelique Kerber were upset in the opening round of the Madrid Masters on Sunday.Radwanska, who replaced Serena Williams as the highest-seeded player after the No. 1-ranked American fell ill on Friday, was beaten 4-6, 7-6 (3), 3-6 by Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia.

  • Almagro rallies to beat Carreno Busta for Estoril Open title

    May 1, 2016

    ESTORIL, Portugal (AP) Nicolas Almagro recovered from a set down to beat fellow Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta 6-7 (6), 7-6 (5), 6-3 and win the Estoril Open on Sunday.Almagro claimed his 13th career title - all on clay - and his first since Nice in 2012.

  • Diego Schwartzman of Argentina rallies to win Istanbul Open

    May 1, 2016

    ISTANBUL (AP) Unseeded Diego Schwartzman staged a stunning comeback Sunday to upset second-seeded Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria 6-7 (5), 7-6 (4), 6-0 and claim his maiden ATP Tour title at the Istanbul Open.Playing his first final, the Argentine was trailing 5-2 in the second set before winning four straight games. Schwartzman failed to serve the set out but prevailed in the tiebreaker, before dominating the third set with three breaks and completing the victory in 2 hours, 47 minutes.

  • Kohlschreiber defeats Thiem in 3 sets for 3rd BMW Open title

    May 1, 2016

    MUNICH (AP) Philipp Kohlschreiber defeated Dominic Thiem of Austria 7-6 (7), 4-6, 7-6 (4) to win his third BMW Open title on Sunday.Kohlschreiber, whose previous victories at his home tournament came in 2007 and 2012, converted his third match point to beat the third-seeded Thiem in 2 hours, 32 minutes.

  • 2nd-seeded Kerber loses in 1st round of Madrid Open

    May 1, 2016

    MADRID (AP) Second-seeded Angelique Kerber lost 6-4, 6-2 to Barbora Strycova in the first round of the Madrid Open on Sunday.Heading into their clay-court opener, this year's Australian Open champion hadn't dropped a single set to Strycova in four prior meetings.

  • Nadal looks to keep momentum at Madrid Masters

    May 1, 2016

    MADRID (AP) Rafael Nadal arrives at the Madrid Masters with a chance to erase any doubts about his form going into the French Open.The Spaniard is coming off two straight titles. Another win at his home Masters, which will feature all top-10 players, would re-establish him as a leading contender heading into Roland Garros, which starts 16 May.

  • Top-seeded Timea Bacsinszky wins in Morocco

    April 30, 2016

    RABAT, Morocco (AP) Top-seeded Timea Bacsinszky comfortably beat qualifier Marina Erakovic of New Zealand 6-2, 6-1 to win the Grand Prix SAR on Saturday.It was a fourth career title for Bacsinszky and a first on clay for last year's French Open semifinalist.

  • Errani loses to Giorgi in 1st round at Madrid Masters

    April 30, 2016

    MADRID (AP) Sara Errani lost in the first round for the third time this season, losing 7-5, 7-5 to Camila Giorgi at the Madrid Masters on Saturday.The 15th-seeded Errani was broken seven times in the all-Italian match. She had already been defeated in the first round at the Australian Open and in Brisbane, but was coming off a semifinal appearance in Charleston.

  • Dimitrov, Schwartzman to play Istanbul Open final

    April 30, 2016

    ISTANBUL (AP) Second-seeded Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria faces unseeded Diego Schwartzman of Argentina in the final of the Istanbul Open with the two players meeting for the first time.Dimitrov reached his eighth ATP Tour final by defeating third-seeded Ivo Karlovic 7-6 (0), 7-6 (2). Big-serving Karlovic served nine aces and never faced a break point but Dimitrov hit 10 aces and dominated both tiebreakers to get a chance of claiming his fifth title.

  • Almagro faces Carreno Busta in Estoril Open final

    April 30, 2016

    ESTORIL, Portugal (AP) Clay-court specialist Nicolas Almagro defeated second-seeded Nick Kyrgios 6-3, 7-5 at the Estoril Open on Saturday to reach his second final of the season.Almagro will face fellow Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta, who upset third-seeded Benoit Paire of France 6-3, 6-3 in the other semifinal at the clay-court tournament.

  • Dominic Thiem beats Alexander Zverev to reach BMW Open final

    April 30, 2016

    MUNICH (AP) Dominic Thiem of Austria surpassed Novak Djokovic for most wins on tour this year as he reached the BMW Open final by defeating Alexander Zverev of Germany 4-6, 6-2, 6-3 on Saturday.Thiem's 29th ATP singles win gives him a chance on Sunday to add to titles he won in February in Buenos Aires and Acapulco.

  • Lucie Safarova wins Prague Open for 7th career WTA title

    April 30, 2016

    PRAGUE (AP) Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic came from a set down to win the Prague Open, overcoming Sam Stosur of Australia 3-6, 6-1, 6-4 in the final on Saturday.Safarova broke Stosur for 4-3 in the final set and served out with her 14th ace to claim her seventh WTA title, and first in 14 months. She improved her record against Stosur to 11-3.

  • 2nd-seeded Dimitrov, Karlovic in semis of Istanbul Open

    April 29, 2016

    ISTANBUL (AP) Second-seeded Grigor Dimitrov rebounded from a slow start on Friday to defeat sixth-seeded Jiri Vesely 7-6 (1), 6-1 and advance to the semifinals of the Istanbul Open.Dimitrov trailed 5-2 in the first set before recovering, saving a set point at 4-5 on the way. He faces third-seeded Ivo Karlovic, who fired 20 aces to overcome fifth seed Marcel Granollers 7-6 (2), 6-7 (5), 6-4.

  • Top-seeded Timea Bacsinszky reaches Grand Prix SAR final

    April 29, 2016

    RABAT, Morocco (AP) Top-seeded Timea Bacsinszky of Switzerland beat fifth-seeded Timea Babos of Hungary 6-4, 7-5 on Friday to reach the Grand Prix SAR final, where she will face qualifier Marina Erakovic of New Zealand.Bacsinszky, ranked 15th, broke Babos' serve six times in their first meeting since 2010 and now goes for her fourth career title.

  • Carreno Busta beats top-seeded Simon to reach Estoril semis

    April 29, 2016

    ESTORIL, Portugal (AP) Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain ousted top-seeded Gilles Simon 6-3, 6-4 in the Estoril Open quarterfinals on Friday.Carreno Busta struck five aces and saved the only two break chances he offered to Simon.The eighth-seeded Carreno Busta will face another French player in the semifinals after third-seeded Benoit Paire beat Guillermo Garcia-Lopez 7-6 (2), 6-2.

  • Belarus tennis player escapes punishment over meldonium

    April 29, 2016

    LONDON (AP) A player from Belarus has escaped punishment after testing positive for meldonium, the same substance found in Maria Sharapova's sample at the Australian Open, the International Tennis Federation says.Doubles specialist Sergei Betov will not face a ban because the concentration in his sample taken at the same Australian Open on Jan. 21 was less than one microgram per milliliter, the level set by the World Anti-Doping Agency for more lenient treatment.

  • Agassi to face Bruguera in Atlanta Open exhibition

    April 29, 2016

    ATLANTA (AP) Andre Agassi will face Sergi Bruguera in an exhibition as part of the Atlanta Open on July 31, providing a rematch of the 1996 Olympics gold medal final in Atlanta.The exhibition will be played as Atlanta marks the 20-year anniversary of the Olympics.

  • Zverev upsets Goffin for BMW Open semifinal against Thiem

    April 29, 2016

    MUNICH (AP) Alexander Zverev of Germany upset the top-seeded David Goffin 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 on Friday to reach the BMW Open semifinals.The eighth-seeded Zverev fired 10 aces and converted 12 of his 18 break opportunities to prevail over the 13th-ranked Belgian in 2 hours, 22 minutes.

  • Safarova, Stosur to play Prague Open final

    April 29, 2016

    PRAGUE (AP) Second-seeded Lucie Safarova and fourth-seeded Sam Stosur advanced to the Prague Open final on Friday.In an all-Czech semifinal of two former top-10 players, Safarova defeated defending champion Karolina Pliskova 6-4, 7-6 (4).Safarova trailed 4-1 in the second set. Pliskova saved two break points at 5-5, the first one with one of her nine aces, but Safarova converted her first match point with a forehand winner to beat Pliskova for the second time after three losses.

  • Serena Williams to miss Madrid Open because of illness

    April 29, 2016

    MADRID (AP) Serena Williams will miss the Madrid Open because of illness.The tournament says Williams won't be able to play at the tournament that starts this weekend because of a fever that has left her feeling ''less than 100 percent.''Williams won the Madrid Open in 2012 and 2013.

  • Top-seeded Bernard Tomic knocked out of Istanbul Open

    April 28, 2016

    ISTANBUL (AP) Top-seeded Bernard Tomic was knocked out of the Istanbul Open, losing to unseeded Diego Schwartzman of Argentina 6-2, 6-2 on Thursday.As the top seed, Tomic also lost his opening match a week ago at the Nastase Tiriac Trophy in Bucharest.

  • Top-seeded Bacsinszky reaches semifinals at Grand Prix SAR

    April 28, 2016

    RABAT, Morocco (AP) Top-seeded Timea Bacsinszky of Switzerland advanced to the semifinals of the Grand Prix SAR, saving all four break-points she faced against Johanna Larsson of Sweden in a 6-4, 6-1 win on Thursday.Bacsinszky, ranked 15th, broke Larsson's serve three times, and next faces either fifth-seeded Timea Babos of Hungary or Pauline Parmentier of France, who played their quarterfinal late.

  • Busta, Almagro reach Estoril Open quarterfinals

    April 28, 2016

    ESTORIL, Portugal (AP) Eighth-seeded Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain reached his fourth clay-court quarterfinal of the year when he defeated Taro Daniel of Japan 6-4, 7-5 in the Estoril Open on Thursday.Busta broke Daniel five times. He was runner-up in Sao Paulo this year, and is still chasing his first ATP title.

  • Safarova, defending champ Pliskova in semis of Prague Open

    April 28, 2016

    PRAGUE (AP) Second-seeded Lucie Safarova extended her resurgence into the semifinals of the Prague Open by fighting past unseeded Hsieh Su-Wei of Taiwan 7-6 (3), 7-5 on Thursday.Safarova didn't win a singles match this season before claiming three in a row in Prague.

  • Top-seeded Goffin needs 3 sets to reach BMW Open quarters

    April 28, 2016

    MUNICH (AP) Top-seeded David Goffin of Belgium advanced to the quarterfinals of the BMW Open Thursday by beating Victor Estrella Burgos of the Dominican Republic 5-7, 6-3, 6-2.Goffin, who had a bye into the second round, next plays eighth-seeded Alexander Zverev of Germany, who beat Lukas Rosol of the Czech Republic 6-3, 6-4.

  • Bill Tilden: A US tennis hero, but with a morals clause

    April 28, 2016

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) In the 1920s and 1930s, Bill Tilden was to tennis what Babe Ruth was to baseball. Honoring him with a historical marker should be an ace - if not for questions about his conduct with teenage boys.Tilden's athletic accomplishments are hard to overstate. He became the first American to win Wimbledon in 1920, won seven U.S. championships, triumphed at Wimbledon twice more and maintained his prowess on the court for decades. The Associated Press voted him the greatest player of the first half of the century in 1950, and he was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1959.

  • Doubles specialists face unusual pressure, atmosphere in Olympic tennis

    April 27, 2016

    Bob and Mike Bryan are the most decorated doubles team in professional tennis history, combining for 16 Grand Slam titles and over 100 overall in their career. They have been a part of a Davis Cup championship team representing the United States and are closing in on winning 1,000 matches on the ATP Tour.

  • 2nd-seeded Dimitrov makes quarterfinals at Istanbul Open

    April 27, 2016

    ISTANBUL (AP) Second-seeded Grigor Dimitrov had to overcome some tough resistance from qualifier Adrian Ungur before coming through 7-5, 4-6, 7-5 for a place in the quarterfinals of the Istanbul Open on Wednesday.Dimitrov, who reached the semifinals in Istanbul last year, next faces sixth-seed Jiri Vesely, who rallied to beat Roberto Carballes Baena 6-7 (5), 6-2, 6-2.

  • Bacsinszky survives scare to reach Grand Prix SAR quarters

    April 27, 2016

    RABAT, Morocco (AP) Top-seeded Timea Bacsinszky of Switzerland overcame five breaks of serve to beat Kateryna Kozlova of Ukraine 6-3, 2-6, 6-3 and reach the quarterfinals of the Grand Prix SAR on Wednesday.Bacsinszky, who is ranked 15th, next plays Johanna Larsson of Sweden, who beat Teliana Pereira of Brazil 6-4, 6-4.

  • Garcia-Lopez, Borna Coric in quarterfinals of Estoril Open

    April 27, 2016

    ESTORIL, Portugal (AP) Fifth-seeded Guillermo Garcia-Lopez of Spain beat Stephane Robert of France 6-3, 7-6 (3) to advance to the quarterfinals of the clay court Estoril Open on Wednesday.The 47th-ranked Spaniard will next face the winner of a late match between France's Benoit Paire and Kyle Edmund of Britain.

  • 2nd-seeded Safarova reaches quarterfinals at Prague Open

    April 27, 2016

    PRAGUE (AP) Second-seeded Lucie Safarova advanced to the quarterfinals of the Prague Open on Wednesday after Lucie Hradecka retired with an injury while trailing 6-4, 2-0.Safarova will next face Hsieh Su-Wei, who defeated Ana Konjuh 6-4, 2-6, 6-1.Defending champion Karolina Pliskova also advanced, beating Czech wild-card entry Katerina Siniakova 6-2, 6-4.

  • Monfils pulls out of BMW Open with groin injury

    April 27, 2016

    MUNICH (AP) Second-seeded Gael Monfils pulled out of the BMW Open with a groin injury sustained in practice on Wednesday.Monfils said cold weather may have been behind the injury or ''because I've played a lot recently.''It was the third consecutive year that Monfils had to withdraw from the clay-court event because of injury. He had a bye into the second round.

  • Pittsburgh's Fratangelo earns USTA wild card for French Open

    April 26, 2016

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) The U.S. Tennis Association says that 2011 French Open junior champion Bjorn Fratangelo of Pittsburgh has earned a wild-card entry for the main draw at Roland Garros.The 22-year-old Fratangelo clinched a spot in the French Open, which begins May 22, by accumulating the most points based on results at USTA Pro Circuit clay-court tournaments.

  • Granollers, Vesely advance to 2nd round of Istanbul Open

    April 26, 2016

    ISTANBUL (AP) Fifth-seeded Marcel Granollers had to fight hard in the second set to advance to the second round of the Istanbul Open on Tuesday, beating the 413rd-ranked wild card Cem Ilkel 6-1, 7-6 (9).Sixth-seeded Jiri Vesely defeated Thiemo de Bakker 6-3, 7-5 in the first round, while seventh-seeded Teymuraz Gabashvili was upset 6-4, 6-2 by Damir Dzumhur.

  • Garcia-Lopez advances to 2nd round in Estoril Open

    April 26, 2016

    ESTORIL, Portugal (AP) Fifth-seeded Guillermo Garcia-Lopez survived a late collapse to defeat Michael Berrer of Germany 6-3, 7-6 (3) on Tuesday and advance to the second round of the Estoril Open.Garcia-Lopez served for the match at 5-1 in the second set but allowed Berrer to come back and force the tiebreaker. Garcia-Lopez also squandered a match point at 5-4 before recovering to win the match at the clay-court tournament.

  • Bad weather wipes out most of play at BMW Open

    April 26, 2016

    MUNICH (AP) Heavy rain and snow wiped out most of Tuesday's play at the BMW Open, with Florian Mayer beating Matthias Bachinger 6-4, 6-4 in the only full-length match.The two German qualifiers played in long sleeves and two layers of clothing as they battled strong winds before snow and rain interrupted play for four hours. Play resumed briefly in the afternoon before organizers finally called it a day.

  • Top-seeded Bacsinszky eases into Grand Prix SAR second round

    April 26, 2016

    RABAT, Morocco (AP) Top-seeded Timea Bacsinszky of Switzerland beat Anna Blinkova of Russia 6-4, 6-2 to reach the second round of the Grand Prix SAR on Tuesday.The 15th-ranked Bacsinszky, who broke Blinkova's serve six times, next plays Kateryna Kozlova of Ukraine.

  • Safarova, Pliskova advance at Prague Open

    April 26, 2016

    PRAGUE (AP) Second-seeded Lucie Safarova rallied to advance to the second round of the Prague Open on Tuesday, beating Mariana Duque-Marino 3-6, 6-3, 6-4.For the Czech, last year's finalist at the French Open, it was her first singles victory of the season.

  • Rafael Nadal wants his drug-test results made public

    April 26, 2016

    LONDON (AP) Fed up with being accused of doping, Rafael Nadal has written to the president of the International Tennis Federation and asked for all of his drug-test results and blood profile records to be made public.''It can't be free anymore in our tennis world to speak and to accuse without evidence,'' the 14-time Grand Slam champion said in a letter obtained Tuesday by The Associated Press.

  • Wimbledon prize money increased by 5 percent for 2016

    April 26, 2016

    LONDON (AP) This year's men's and women's singles champions at Wimbledon will each receive nearly million, as the Grand Slam tournament increases overall prize money by 5 percent.The All England Club also announced Tuesday that it is increasing spending to fight match-fixing and doping, although it provided no figures.

  • Coric, Mayer, Almagro advance to 2nd round at Estoril Open

    April 25, 2016

    ESTORIL, Portugal (AP) Sixth-seeded Borna Coric defeated Italian qualifier Andrea Arnaboldi of Italy 6-4, 6-1 on Monday to reach the second round of the Estoril Open.Coric broke Arnaboldi's serve four times to win his opening match at the clay-court tournament. The 40th-ranked Croat will face either Benjamin Becker of Germany or Rogerio Dutra Silva of Brazil, who play on Tuesday.

  • Makarova, Bertens advance to 2nd round at Grand Prix SAR

    April 25, 2016

    RABAT, Morocco (AP) Second-seeded Ekaterina Makarova of Russia beat Alexandra Dulgheru 6-4, 6-2 in the first round of the Grand Prix SAR on Monday, while third-seeded Anna Karolina Schmiedlova of Slovakia was routed 6-0, 6-1 by former champion Kiki Bertens.

  • Nadal sues former French minister who accused him of doping

    April 25, 2016

    MADRID (AP) Rafael Nadal filed suit Monday against a former French minister who accused him of doping, saying he needs to defend his integrity and image as an athlete.The Spanish tennis star said his lawyers lodged the defamation suit in Paris against Roselyne Bachelot because of her ''offensive remarks'' on French television last month.

  • Nadal suing former French minister who accused him of doping

    April 25, 2016

    MADRID (AP) Rafael Nadal is suing a former French minister who accused him of doping, saying he needs to defend his integrity and image as an athlete.The player says he filed a defamation lawsuit on Monday against Roselyne Bachelot, France's former minister for health and sport.

  • Dodig beats Gulbis as bad weather disrupts BMW Open

    April 25, 2016

    MUNICH (AP) Ivan Dodig advanced to the second round of the BMW Open by beating Ernests Gulbis 7-6 (3), 6-2 Monday as bad weather, including light snowfall, disrupted the opening day.Play at the outdoor clay-court tournament was briefly interrupted several times as unseasonably cold weather hit the Bavarian capital.

  • 6th-seeded Ostapenko eliminated from Prague Open

    April 25, 2016

    PRAGUE (AP) Sixth-seeded Jelena Ostapenko was eliminated from the Prague Open on Monday, losing to Ana Konjuh 5-7, 6-2, 6-1 in the first round.Konjuh will next face Hsieh Su-Wei, who defeated Kristyna Pliskova 4-6, 6-3, 6-1.Also, Madison Brengle beat Naomi Broady 6-2, 6-0, Jana Cepelova defeated Margarita Gasparyan 7-6 (7), 7-5, and Katerina Siniakova beat Alize Cornet 7-6 (5), 6-3.

  • Fernando Verdasco wins Nastase Tiriac Trophy

    April 25, 2016

    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) Fernando Verdasco won his seventh ATP title by beating Lucas Pouille 6-3, 6-2 Monday in the Nastase Tiriac Trophy final.It was the Spaniard's first title since 2014, while Pouille was playing in his first final.After taking the first set, Verdasco broke Pouille in the opening game of the second set and again to lead 4-1.

  • Nadal wins Barcelona Open, equals clay-court record

    April 24, 2016

    BARCELONA, Spain (AP) Rafael Nadal beat defending champion Kei Nishikori 6-4, 7-5 to win the Barcelona Open for the ninth time on Sunday, equaling Guillermo Vilas' record of 49 career clay-court titles.Nadal added this title to his trophy from Monte Carlo last week as the 14-time Grand Slam winner regains form on his favorite surface ahead of next month's French Open.

  • Rain postpones Nastase Tiriac Trophy final till Monday

    April 24, 2016

    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) The Nastase Tiriac Trophy final between unseeded Lucas Pouille and Fernando Verdasco scheduled for Sunday has been postponed because of rain.The final will now be played on Monday, with Pouille appearing in his first career ATP World Tour final and Verdasco seeking his seventh title.

  • Kerber beats Siegemund to defend Porsche Grand Prix title

    April 24, 2016

    STUTTGART, Germany (AP) Angelique Kerber defended her Porsche Grand Prix title with a comprehensive 6-4, 6-0 win over qualifier Laura Siegemund in Sunday's all-German final.Siegemund made a great start and went 3-0 up in nine minutes, but Kerber recovered and converted three of her five break opportunities to take the first set in 39 minutes at the indoor clay-court tournament.

  • Pouille, Verdasco advance to Nastase Tiriac Trophy final

    April 23, 2016

    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) Unseeded Lucas Pouille and former top-10 player Fernando Verdasco will meet in Sunday's final of the Nastase Tiriac Trophy.After eliminating second-seeded Ivo Karlovic in the second round, Pouille knocked out third-seeded Federico Delbonis 7-6 (4), 6-3 in the semifinals on Saturday to reach his first career ATP World Tour final.

  • Defending champion Kerber reaches Porsche Grand Prix final

    April 23, 2016

    STUTTGART, Germany (AP) Defending champion Angelique Kerber reached her second successive Porsche Grand Prix final with a 6-4, 4-6, 6-2 defeat of Petra Kvitova.Kerber, the No. 2 seed, saved 10 of the 13 break points she faced Saturday and converted five of her 10 opportunities to beat the fifth-seeded Czech in 2 hours and 4 minutes on her first match point.

  • Nishikori tops Paire to reach final at Barcelona Open

    April 23, 2016

    BARCELONA, Spain (AP) Two-time defending champion Kei Nishikori beat Benoit Paire 6-3, 6-2 on Saturday to return to the final of the Barcelona Open.Nishikori dominated Paire on the outdoor clay court, finishing the match with a total of five of nine break chances converted.

  • Nishikori tops Paire to reach final at Barcelona

    April 23, 2016

    BARCELONA, Spain (AP) Two-time defending champion Kei Nishikori beat Benoit Paire 6-3, 6-2 to return to the final of the Barcelona Open.The second-seeded Japanese will face either eight-time winner Rafael Nadal or Philipp Kohlschreiber on Sunday.Nishikori got an early break to take a 3-2 lead before Paire ceded the first set Saturday with consecutive double faults.

  • Tennis Integrity Unit says 48 betting alerts in 1st quarter

    April 22, 2016

    LONDON (AP) World tennis' anti-corruption unit says it received alerts of unusual or suspicious betting on 48 matches between January and March, including one at the Australian Open.The Tennis Integrity Union says one alert involved a WTA Tour match, but other matches were from lower-ranking tournaments.

  • Kerber faces Kvitova in semifinals in Stuttgart

    April 22, 2016

    STUTTGART, Germany (AP) Defending champion Angelique Kerber will face Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic in the Porsche Grand Prix semifinals.The second-seeded Kerber easily overcame seventh-seeded Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain 6-2, 6-4 in Friday's quarterfinals, needing just 29 minutes to win the first set and 72 minutes overall.

  • Nishikori tops Dolgopolov to advance to Barcelona semifinals

    April 22, 2016

    BARCELONA, Spain (AP) Two-time defending champion Kei Nishikori overcame a lackluster start to beat Alexandr Dolgopolov 7-5, 6-0 and advance to the semifinals of the Barcelona Open on Friday.Nishikori saved four set points before holding on to claim the first set.

  • Delbonis, Garcia-Lopez semifinals at Nastase Tiriac Trophy

    April 22, 2016

    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) Third-seeded Federico Delbonis advanced to the semifinals of the Nastase Tiriac Trophy on Friday by beating Marco Cecchinato 6-2, 6-2.The Argentine is seeking his second ATP title this month after winning another clay-court tournament, the Grand Prix Hassan II in Morocco.

  • Murray to remain outspoken against doping

    April 22, 2016

    LONDON (AP) Andy Murray plans to remain outspoken against doping, despite facing a backlash for some of his recent comments on performance-enhancing drugs in tennis.The No. 2-ranked player was branded ''out of order'' by Novak Djokovic's coach, Boris Becker, for saying in a newspaper interview that he wonders whether some players are doping.

  • Halep upset by qualifier Siegemund at Porsche Grand Prix

    April 21, 2016

    STUTTGART, Germany (AP) German qualifier Laura Siegemund upset fourth-seeded Simona Halep 6-1, 6-2 to reach the quarterfinals of the Porsche Grand Prix on Thursday.Siegemund is set to improve on her career-high No. 71 ranking at the indoor clay-court tournament. She equaled her previous best result of making the quarterfinals at the clay event in Charleston this month.

  • Nadal beats Montanes to reach Barcelona Open quarterfinals

    April 21, 2016

    BARCELONA, Spain (AP) Rafael Nadal advanced to the quarterfinals of the Barcelona Open by beating Albert Montanes 6-2, 6-2 Thursday.The Spanish players exchanged early breaks in the first set but the top-seeded Nadal soon took control to secure victory at the clay-court tournament.

  • Ivo Karlovic eliminated from Nastase Tiriac Trophy

    April 21, 2016

    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) Second-seeded Ivo Karlovic was eliminated from the Nastase Tiriac Trophy in the second round on Thursday, losing to unseeded Lucas Pouille 6-3, 6-4.The big-serving Karlovic had 10 aces but converted only one of his four break points. He was broken three times.

  • Iranian player suspended after chasing official off court

    April 21, 2016

    LONDON (AP) An Iranian tennis player has been provisionally suspended after chasing a tournament official off the court at a low-tier event in Turkey.The International Tennis Federation says Majid Abedini faces an investigation for a possible ''major offense of aggravated behavior.''

  • Pliskova upsets Safarova at Porsche Grand Prix

    April 20, 2016

    STUTTGART, Germany (AP) Karolina Pliskova fired 16 aces to upset eighth-seeded Czech compatriot Lucie Safarova 7-6 (4) 4-6, 7-5 at the WTA Porsche Grand Prix on Wednesday.Safarova had 12 aces but also produced nine double-faults in the first-round match.

  • Rain forces postponement of matches at Nastase Tiriac Trophy

    April 20, 2016

    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) Play at the Nastase Tiriac Trophy has been postponed because of rain.All four matches scheduled for Wednesday, including the match between second-seeded Ivo Karlovic and Lucas Pouille, will now take place on Thursday.

  • Nishikori beats Bakker in 2nd round of Barcelona Open

    April 20, 2016

    BARCELONA, Spain (AP) Two-time defending champion Kei Nishikori advanced to the third round at the Barcelona Open by beating Thiemo de Bakker 6-4, 6-2 Wednesday.The second-seeded Nishikori broke the Dutchman's serve three times in his opening match at the clay-court tournament.

  • Serbia to host Britain on outdoor clay in Belgrade

    April 20, 2016

    BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) Serbia will host defending champion Britain on outdoor clay in central Belgrade in the Davis Cup quarterfinals.The matches at the renovated 6,100-seat Tasmajdan Stadium on July 15-17 could see top-ranked Novak Djokovic face No. 2 Andy Murray.

  • ITF president says hearing scheduled in Sharapova case

    April 20, 2016

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) A disciplinary hearing has been scheduled in Maria Sharapova's doping case, with a ruling possible before Wimbledon starts.International Tennis Federation president David Haggerty said Wednesday that its doping cases typically take ''two to three months'' to process. That could deliver a verdict in June.

  • Croatian tennis official banned for 10 years

    April 19, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The International Tennis Federation banned a Croatian official on Tuesday for 10 years for working at tournaments without telling organizers he had been suspended from the sport.Denis Pitner was found guilty of violating the code of conduct for tennis officials and was stripped of his officiating certification.

  • Kvitova sweeps past qualifier Chirico in Porsche Cup

    April 19, 2016

    STUTTGART, Germany (AP) Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova swept past qualifier Luisa Chirico 6-0, 6-0 on Tuesday to reach the second round of the WTA Porsche Cup.The fifth-seeded Kvitova needed only 55 minutes to dismiss the American, winning 17 of 19 first-serve points. The Czech also faced only one break point.

  • Granollers beats De la Nava in Barcelona, plays Nadal next

    April 19, 2016

    BARCELONA, Spain (AP) Marcel Granollers will play Rafael Nadal in the second round of the Barcelona Open after defeating Daniel Munoz de la Nava 6-4, 6-3 on Tuesday.The 50th-ranked Granollers had 10 aces on his way to victory over his fellow Spaniard to set up the match against title favorite Nadal.

  • Baghdatis eliminated in 1st round of Nastase Tiriac Trophy

    April 19, 2016

    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) Fifth-seeded Marcos Baghdatis was eliminated in the first round of the Nastase Tiriac Trophy on Tuesday, losing to unseeded Marco Cecchinato of Italy 6-2, 6-4.Baghdatis wasted all four of his break points and was broken three times. Cecchinato will face Damir Dzumhur of Bosnia in the second round.

  • Caroline Wozniacki out of Madrid, Rome with injured ankle

    April 18, 2016

    Former No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki says she is pulling out of clay-court tournaments in Madrid and Rome because of an injured right ankle, putting her status for the French Open in doubt.Wozniacki sent out a tweet Monday announcing the withdrawals from the two tuneups for Roland Garros, saying she ''still needs time to heal.''

  • Caroline Wozanicki out of Madrid, Rome with injured ankle

    April 18, 2016

    Former No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki says she is pulling out of clay-court tournaments in Madrid and Rome because of an injured right ankle, putting her status for the French Open in doubt.Wozniacki sent out a tweet Monday announcing the withdrawals from the two tuneups for Roland Garros, saying she ''still needs time to heal.''

  • Friedsam beats Konta at Porsche Cup

    April 18, 2016

    STUTTGART, Germany (AP) Wild card Anna-Lena Friedsam of Germany defeated Johanna Konta of Britain 6-3, 6-3 at the start of the Porsche Cup, a WTA tournament on indoor red clay.In the second match Monday, Timea Babos of Hungary defeated Sabine Lisicki of Germany 7-6 (4), 6-3).

  • Pella, Edmund make 2nd round of Nastase Tiriac Trophy

    April 18, 2016

    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) Sixth-seeded Guido Pella of Argentina defeated wild card Adrian Ungur of Romania 7-5, 6-2 to advance to the second round of the the Nastase Tiriac Trophy on Monday.On the first day of the clay-court tournament, the 2013 champion Lukas Rosol of the Czech Republic was eliminated by Briton Kyle Edmund, who hit 11 aces in the 7-6 (4), 7-6 (5) victory.

  • Donskoy of Russia beats Argentina's Bagnis in Barcelona Open

    April 18, 2016

    BARCELONA, Spain (AP) Evgeny Donskoy of Russia defeated Facundo Bagnis of Argentina 7-5, 7-6 (5) to advance to the second round of the Barcelona Open on Monday.Elsewhere, crowds welcomed newly-crowned Monte Carlo Masters champion and eight-time Barcelona Open winner Rafael Nadal as he arrived at the club.

  • Belarus beats Russia to move into World Group

    April 17, 2016

    MOSCOW (AP) Belarus secured its place in the World Group of the Fed Cup for the first time when Aliaksandra Sasnovich rallied to beat Russia's Margarita Gasparyan 4-6, 6-1, 7-5 on Sunday.The victory gave Belarus an unassailable 3-1 lead in the series, which finished 3-2 to the visitors after Russia won the doubles match.

  • France beats the Netherlands 3-2 to reach Fed Cup final

    April 17, 2016

    TRELAZE, France (AP) Caroline Garcia and Kristina Mladenovic beat Kiki Bertens and Richel Hogenkamp 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 in a decisive doubles match on Sunday as France rallied from 2-1 down against the Netherlands to win 3-2 and reach its first Fed Cup final in 11 years.

  • Defending champion Czechs edge Swiss to reach Fed Cup final

    April 17, 2016

    LUCERNE, Switzerland (AP) Two-time defending champion the Czech Republic advanced to the Fed Cup final after edging Switzerland 3-2 on Sunday, sealing victory in a decisive doubles rubber against Martina Hingis and unheralded Swiss star Viktorija Golubic.

  • Germany beats Romania in Fed Cup World Group playoff

    April 17, 2016

    CLUJ,Romania (AP) Angelique Kerber fought off Simona Halep to clinch a 6-2, 6-2 win while Andrea Petkovic overcame Monica Niculescu to give Germany an insurmountable 3-1 lead on Sunday over Romania in their Fed Cup World Group playoff.It took Kerber just 67 minutes on the red clay indoor court to win the reverse singles against Halep, who appeared to be struggling from the previous day when she needed almost three hours to beat Petkovic.

  • Nadal overcomes Monfils to win 9th Monte Carlo Masters title

    April 17, 2016

    MONACO (AP) Rafael Nadal overcame a sloppy performance on his serve to beat Frenchman Gael Monfils 7-5, 5-7, 6-0 on Sunday and win the Monte Carlo Masters for the ninth time.This was the Spaniard's first tournament win in Monte Carlo since winning the last of his eight straight titles there in 2012. It is also the record-equaling 28th Masters title for Nadal, bringing him alongside top-ranked Novak Djokovic.

  • Fed Cup: Muguruza leads Spain to playoff victory vs. Italy

    April 17, 2016

    LLEIDA, Spain (AP) Garbine Muguruza cruised to a 6-2, 6-2 win over Roberta Vinci on Sunday, giving Spain an insurmountable 3-0 lead against Italy for a spot in the top tier of the Fed Cup.The fourth-ranked Muguruza had eight aces and didn't concede a single break point to Vinci in the World Group playoff tie on outdoor red clay. She broke Vinci's serve four times at the Lleida Tennis Club in northeastern Spain.

  • No Williams, no problem, as US beats Australia at Fed Cup

    April 17, 2016

    BRISBANE, Australia (AP) Even without Serena and Venus Williams, the United States was too strong for Australia in their Fed Cup playoff, clinching a spot in the elite eight-nation World Group next year with a 4-0 sweep.CoCo Vandeweghe replaced Madison Keys in the opening reverse singles match on Sunday and came from a set and a break down to beat Australian No. 1 Sam Stosur 2-6, 7-5, 6-4, giving the Americans an unbeatable 3-0 lead in the best-of-five playoff on temporary indoor clay court at Pat Rafter Arena.

  • Fed Cup: Mladenovic wins as France ties Netherlands in semi

    April 16, 2016

    TRELAZE, France (AP) Kristina Mladenovic beat Richel Hogenkamp 6-2, 6-4 to draw France level with the Netherlands in their Fed Cup semifinal after Kiki Bertens defeated Caroline Garcia 6-4 6-2 on Saturday.Mladenovic, ranked 28th, broke the 139th-ranked Hogenkamp's serve five times.

  • Defending champion Czechs held 1-1 by Swiss in Fed Cup semi

    April 16, 2016

    LUCERNE, Switzerland (AP) Two-time defending champion Czech Republic was held 1-1 by Switzerland after threatening to dominate the opening singles rubbers in their Fed Cup semifinal.After 33rd-ranked Barbora Strycova routed No. 17 Timea Bacsinszky 6-0, 6-2 Saturday, Karolina Pliskova led 129th-ranked Viktorija Golubic by one set and a break up in the second set.

  • Fed Cup: Mladenovic wins as France levels vs. Netherlands

    April 16, 2016

    TRELAZE, France (AP) Kristina Mladenovic beat Richel Hogenkamp 6-2, 6-4 to draw France level with the Netherlands on Saturday in their Fed Cup semifinal after Kiki Bertens defeated Caroline Garcia 6-4 6-2.Mladenovic, ranked 28th, had four aces and broke the 139th-ranked Hogenkamp's serve five times. Earlier, the strong-serving Bertens had six aces and broke Garcia's serve four times in another lopsided contest.

  • Germany, Romania tied 1-1 in Fed Cup World Group playoff

    April 16, 2016

    CLUJ, Romania (AP) Romania's top woman player Simona Halep battled to a 6-4, 6-7 (4), 6-4 victory over Germany's Andrea Petkovic to even the Fed Cup World Group playoff at 1-1.At the end of a contest lasting 2 hours and 49 minutes Saturday, Halep said: ''It was a very difficult match and I had a low point in the middle,'' adding: ''It doesn't matter how I play tomorrow, the main thing is to win.''

  • Spain leads Italy 2-0 in Fed Cup World Group playoff

    April 16, 2016

    LLEIDA, Spain (AP) Garbine Muguruza and Carla Suarez Navarro gave Spain a 2-0 lead over Italy after winning the opening matches of their Fed Cup World Group playoff on Saturday.Fourth-ranked Muguruza beat Francesca Schiavone 7-6 (4), 6-0, before Suarez Navarro eased past Roberta Vinci 6-1, 6-1 on the outdoor red clay court in Lleida.

  • Nadal rallies to beat Murray and reach Monte Carlo final

    April 16, 2016

    MONACO (AP) Eight-time champion Rafael Nadal beat Andy Murray 2-6, 6-4, 6-2 to reach the Monte Carlo Masters final for the first time since 2013.Murray had dominated on his serve - and pressured Nadal's - throughout the first set, using his drop shot effectively. But Nadal broke Murray to start the second set, regaining momentum to defeat Murray for the third time in a semifinal here.

  • Fed Cup: Germany leads Romania 1-0 in World Group playoff

    April 16, 2016

    CLUJ, Romania (AP) Angelique Kerber has given Germany the lead against Romania in their Fed Cup World Group playoff, defeating Irina-Camelia Begu 6-2, 6-3.It was the sixth meeting between the two players, with Kerber increasing her head-to-head lead to 4-2.

  • United States leads Australia 2-0 in Fed Cup

    April 16, 2016

    BRISBANE, Australia (AP) Christina McHale rewarded a selection gamble when she beat Sam Stosur 3-6, 6-1, 7-5 Saturday to give the United States a 2-0 lead over Australia in their Fed Cup world group tennis playoff.U.S. captain Mary Joe Fernandez made a surprise decision to play McHale ahead of Coco Vandeweghe in the second singles and the move paid off when McHale, ranked 57, ended a run of four losses to the 26th-ranked Stosur.

  • Nadal and Murray win to set up Monte Carlo Masters semifinal

    April 15, 2016

    MONACO (AP) Rafael Nadal beat Stan Wawrinka 6-1, 6-4 on Friday to reach the Monte Carlo Masters semifinals, where he will face Andy Murray again.In a one-sided contest between former champions, the Spaniard broke Wawrinka four times, and made the semis for the 11th time.

  • Garcia opens against Bertens in Fed Cup semifinals

    April 15, 2016

    TRELAZE, France (AP) Caroline Garcia will face Kiki Bertens and Kristina Mladenovic will play Richel Hogenkamp on Saturday in the opening singles matches when France takes on the Netherlands in the Fed Cup semifinals.Reverse singles will be on Sunday followed by a doubles match, with French pair Alize Cornet and Pauline Parmentier scheduled to play Cindy Burger and Arantxa Rus.

  • Murray routs Raonic to reach Monte Carlo Masters semifinals

    April 15, 2016

    MONACO (AP) Andy Murray advanced to the semifinals of the Monte Carlo Masters by beating Milos Raonic 6-2, 6-0 Friday.The second-seeded Murray, who was inconsistent in his previous two matches, did not face a break point against the big-serving Canadian.

  • Keys to open Fed Cup playoff for US against Gavrilova

    April 14, 2016

    BRISBANE, Australia (AP) This Fed Cup World Group playoff was always going to be a little bit different, so the quirky draw on an artificial beach in sub-tropical Brisbane set the scene for the first match in three decades between the United States and Australia in this competition.

  • Petra Kvitova hires Frantisek Cermak as new coach

    April 14, 2016

    PRAGUE (AP) Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova says former doubles specialist Frantisek Cermak will be her new coach.Kvitova has been without a coach since she terminated her seven-year partnership with David Kotyza in January. That came after she was eliminated from the second round of the Australian Open. The seventh-ranked Kvitova has been struggling since.

  • French Open prize money raised 14 percent to 32 million

    April 14, 2016

    PARIS (AP) French Open prize money will increase by 14 percent this year, with the men's and women's champions winning 2 million euros (.25 million) each - an increase of 200,000 euros (5,000).Roland Garros organizers say that the total prize money of about 32 million euros ( million) is an increase of 4 million euros (.5 million) from last year.

  • Murray rallies from a set and 3-0 down to beat Paire

    April 14, 2016

    MONACO (AP) Second-seeded Andy Murray rallied from a set and 3-0 down to beat the erratic Benoit Paire 2-6, 7-5, 7-5 on Thursday in the third round of the Monte Carlo Masters.Paire had 47 winners among a number of eye-catching shots but the 16th-seeded Frenchman also made 52 unforced errors.

  • Absence of Williams sisters highlights scheduling issue

    April 14, 2016

    BRISBANE, Australia (AP) U.S. captain Mary Joe Fernandez says the Fed Cup format may have to change if the world's best players are to find time in their schedules to take part more consistently in the international women's tennis competition.The United States will be without its top three singles players, Serena and Venus Williams and Sloane Stephens, when it faces Australia in a World Group playoff this weekend.

  • Murray beats Herbert to reach Monte Carlo Masters 3rd round

    April 12, 2016

    MONACO (AP) Andy Murray overcame some sloppy serving to beat Pierre-Hugues Herbert of France 6-2, 4-6, 6-3 on Tuesday in the second round of the Monte Carlo Masters.The Briton sealed the first set when Herbert's forehand sailed long but dropped his serve three times in the second as Herbert leveled with a volley at the net.

  • Giorgi risks being left off Italy's Olympic tennis team

    April 12, 2016

    ROME (AP) Camila Giorgi risks being left off Italy's Olympic tennis squad for this year's Rio de Janeiro Games after severing ties with her national federation, and she plans to skip next month's Italian Open due to the dispute.''The ITF (International Tennis Federation) rules say that players must be `in good standing' with their federation to qualify for the games. For me, right now Giorgi is not in good standing,'' Italian Tennis Federation president Angelo Binaghi said Tuesday.

  • Gasquet and Monfils reach 2nd round of Monte Carlo Masters

    April 11, 2016

    MONACO (AP) Richard Gasquet converted all six of his break points in a 6-4, 6-0 win over Nicolas Almagro on Monday in the first round of the Monte Carlo Masters.Gael Monfils, a semifinalist last year, also advanced, beating Gilles Muller of Luxembourg 7-5, 6-0.

  • Federer confident his knee will hold up on return to action

    April 11, 2016

    MONACO (AP) Roger Federer fully expects his left knee to hold up when he returns to action at the Monte Carlo Masters on Tuesday, and the 17-time Grand Slam champion feels ''mentally and physically'' rested after more than two months out.Seeded third, Federer opens in the second round against Guillermo Garcia-Lopez. He leads the Spaniard 3-0 in career head-to-heads.

  • Argentina's Juan Monaco wins US Men's Clay Court

    April 10, 2016

    HOUSTON (AP) Argentina's Juan Monaco won the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championship for the second time in five years, beating defending champion Jack Sock 3-6, 6-3, 7-5 on Sunday.The 32-year-old Monaco also won in 2012 at River Oaks.Sock, the 23-year-old American seeded fourth, had won 16 consecutive sets in the event dating to his first-round match last year.

  • American Stephens captures Volvo Car Open over Vesnina

    April 10, 2016

    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) American Sloane Stephens outlasted Elena Vesnina to capture her third WTA title this year with a 7-6 (4), 6-2 victory at the Volvo Car Open on Sunday.The seventh-seeded Stephens squandered a 5-2 lead in the opening set before prevailing in a tiebreaker. She let three match points disappear in the contest's final game before Vesnina hit her service return wide to secure the match.

  • Delbonis beats Coric to win Grand Prix Hassan II title

    April 10, 2016

    MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) Fourth-seeded Federico Delbonis beat third-seeded Borna Coric 6-2, 6-4 on Sunday to clinch the clay-court Grand Prix Hassan II for his second career title.The Argentine was more consistent on his serve in their first-ever meeting, winning 80 percent of first-serve points and saving the three break points he faced against Coric.

  • Giorgi, Ostapenko advance to semifinals of Katowice Open

    April 8, 2016

    PRAGUE (AP) Third-seeded Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia played Timea Babos for the first time, beating the seventh-seeded Hungarian 7-6 (3), 2-6, 6-3 on Friday to reach the semifinals of the Katowice Open.The 18-year-old Ostapenko broke Babos twice in the decisive set to advance.

  • Defending champion Jack Sock advances in Houston

    April 7, 2016

    HOUSTON (AP) Defending champion Jack Sock beat Australia's Matthew Barton 6-2, 7-6 (5) on Thursday to reach the quarterfinals in the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championship.The fourth-seeded American won last year at River Oaks for his first ATP Tour title. He will face the winner of a match between seventh-seeded Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus and Fernando Verdasco of Spain.

  • Schiavone eliminates 2014 champ Cornet at Katowice Open

    April 7, 2016

    KATOWICE, Poland (AP) Unseeded Francesca Schiavone of Italy eliminated the 2014 champion, fourth-seeded Alize Cornet of France 7-6 (5), 6-1 to make the Katowice Open quarterfinals on Thursday.Schiavone, who improved to 11-1 against Cornet, faces eighth-seeded Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia next.

  • Top-seeded Guillermo Garcia-Lopez reaches Hassan II quarters

    April 7, 2016

    MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) Top-seeded Guillermo Garcia-Lopez reached the Grand Prix Hassan II quarterfinals after rallying to beat Spanish countryman Nicolas Almagro 1-6, 6-3, 6-4 on Thursday.Almagro broke twice in the first set, but Garcia-Lopez took the only break of the second to level. Although Almagro had six aces in the decider, he was broken again and could not force a chance on Garcia-Lopez's serve.

  • Australian Open champ Kerber reaches Charleston quarterfinal

    April 7, 2016

    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) Australian Open champion Angelique Kerber advanced to the quarterfinals with a 6-2, 6-2 victory over Slovakia's Kristina Kucova at the Volvo Car Open on Thursday.Kerber is the defending champion after winning the title in last year's Family Circle Cup. The second-ranked German star was not her best, but good enough to put away Kucova, who is ranked No. 142. Kerber broke her opponent's serve seven times, including the final game.

  • Isner ousts Kudla at US clay court championships

    April 7, 2016

    HOUSTON (AP) Top-seeded John Isner had a two-set tournament-record 24 aces to knock out fellow American Denis Kudla 7-6 (2), 7-6 (4) in the second round of the U.S. men's clay court championships on Wednesday night.The 30-year-old Isner, ranked 15th in the world, had 12 aces in each set and was never pushed despite failing to break Kudla's serve in the match.

  • Coric advances to Hassan II quarters without hitting a ball

    April 6, 2016

    MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) Third-seeded Borna Coric advanced to the Grand Prix Hassan II quarterfinals on Wednesday with a walkover after Italian opponent Simone Bolelli withdrew with a left-knee injury.The 19-year-old Croat next faces veteran Paul-Henri Mathieu after the 34-year-old Frenchman beat Maximo Gonzalez 7-6 (4), 6-0, breaking the Argentine's serve four times.

  • Madison Keys loses in 3 sets in Charleston; finalist in 2015

    April 6, 2016

    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) Madison Keys stay at the Volvo Cars Open was much shorter this year, the 2015 American finalist losing her opening match in three sets to Laura Siegemund of Germany on Wednesday.The eighth-seeded Keys rallied from 5-3 down to win the opening set, but could not overcome Siegemund's steady barrage of drop shots and solid returns in losing 6-7 (3), 6-4, 6-4. Keys broke Siegemund's serve two straight times to lead 4-3 in the final set before dropping the final three games.

  • Hingis, Bencic picked to lead Swiss in Fed Cup semifinal

    April 6, 2016

    BERN, Switzerland (AP) Martina Hingis has been picked for Switzerland's team for a Fed Cup semifinal against the defending champion Czech Republic, 18 years after leading the team to its previous final appearance.Hingis, the 35-year-old world's top-ranked doubles player, was named along with No. 10-ranked singles player Belinda Bencic and No. 17 Timea Bacsinszky.

  • Tennis Hall of Fame expels Bob Hewitt, convicted of rape

    April 6, 2016

    NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) In an unprecedented step, the International Tennis Hall of Fame has expelled Grand Slam doubles champion Bob Hewitt, who was convicted in South Africa last year of rape and sexual assault.The Hall of Fame announced its decision Wednesday. Hewitt, who was inducted in 1992, is the first member expelled.

  • Keys returns to US Fed Cup team to face Australia this month

    April 6, 2016

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) Madison Keys is returning to Fed Cup play for the first time in two years, leading the U.S. team that will face host Australia on April 16-17 in the World Group playoffs.In addition to the 22nd-ranked Keys, captain Mary Joe Fernandez's roster, which was announced Wednesday, includes No. 36 CoCo Vandeweghe, No. 57 Christina McHale and doubles player Bethanie Mattek-Sands.

  • Mauresmo names full-strength team for Fed Cup semifinals

    April 6, 2016

    PARIS (AP) France captain Amelie Mauresmo will have her best players against the Netherlands in the Fed Cup semifinals next week.Maursemo named Kristina Mladenovic, Caroline Garcia, Alize Cornet and Pauline Parmentier on Wednesday for the April 16-17 series on clay in Trelaze.

  • Azarenka to play Fed Cup for Belarus against Russia

    April 6, 2016

    MOSCOW (AP) World No. 5 Victoria Azarenka is in the Belarus team for the Fed Cup tie with Russia next week.Azarenka will be joined by Olga Govortsova, Aliaksandra Sasnovich, and Aryna Sabalenka for the April 16-17 match in Moscow for the right to play in the top-tier World Group next season.

  • Defending champion Schmiedlova eliminated from Katowice Open

    April 6, 2016

    KATOWICE, Poland (AP) Defending champion Anna Karolina Schmiedlova was eliminated from the first round of the Katowice Open on Wednesday, losing to unseeded Pauline Parmentier of France 6-2, 6-0.Parmentier broke Schmiedlova five times and didn't drop her serve. She will next face Naomi Broady of Britain.

  • Maursemo names full-strength team for Fed Cup semifinals

    April 6, 2016

    PARIS (AP) France captain Amelie Mauresmo will have her best players against the Netherlands in the Fed Cup semifinals next week.Maursemo named Kristina Mladenovic, Caroline Garcia, Alize Cornet and Pauline Parmentier on Wednesday for the April 16-17 series on clay in Trelaze.

  • Czechs to miss Kvitova, Safarova in Fed Cup at Switzerland

    April 6, 2016

    PRAGUE (AP) Defending champion Czech Republic will be without its two highest-ranked players - Petra Kvitova and Lucie Safarova - in next week's Fed Cup semifinals at Switzerland.Kvitova and Safarova were key members of the Czech team that won four Fed Cup titles in five years.

  • Verdasco advances at US men's clay court championships

    April 5, 2016

    HOUSTON (AP) Former champion Fernando Verdasco of Spain became the last player to advance to the second round of the U.S. men's clay court championships Tuesday night with a 6-4, 6-3 victory over Argentina's Carlos Berlocq.Verdasco, who won North America's only men's clay-court tournament in 2014, came back from a break down in the second set to close out the match by winning the last five games. He's one of seven players among the final 16 who are at least 30 years old.

  • Defending champ Kerber wins in Charleston

    April 5, 2016

    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) Australian Open champion Angelique Kerber opened defense of her Volvo Car Open title with a three-set victory over Lara Arruabarrena on Tuesday night.Kerber, the top seed and ranked No. 2 in the world, moved on and won her sixth straight match here with a 6-4, 5-7, 7-6 (3) win. It was also the second straight year Kerber upended Arruabarrena in Charleston, although the Spaniard put up more of a fight than in the 6-3, 6-0 defeat in 2015.

  • Ostapenko, Cornet, Giorgi make 2nd round of Katowice Open

    April 5, 2016

    KATOWICE, Poland (AP) Third-seeded Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia beat qualifier Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia 6-1, 6-1 to advance to the second round of the Katowice Open on Tuesday.The 2014 champion, fourth-seeded Alize Cornet of France, struggled in the second set before defeating qualifier Isabella Shinikova of Bulgaria 6-2, 6-7 (5), 6-3. She next plays Francesca Schiavone of Italy after her 6-4, 6-3 win over lucky loser Valeriya Strakhova of Ukraine, while Ostapenko takes on Czech player Kristyna Pliskova.

  • Paul-Henri Mathieu upsets Albert Ramos-Vinolas in Marrakech

    April 5, 2016

    MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) Paul-Henri Mathieu upset sixth-seeded Albert Ramos-Vinolas 7-5, 6-3 to reach the second round of the Grand Prix Hassan II on Tuesday.The 34-year-old Mathieu won the clay-court tournament when it was held in Casablanca back in 2007.

  • Giorgi turns down call-up to Italy's Fed Cup team

    April 5, 2016

    ROME (AP) Camila Giorgi has turned down a call-up to Italy's Fed Cup team for its World Group playoff against Spain, choosing to compete in qualifying for a tournament in Stuttgart, Germany, instead.The 48th-ranked Giorgi announced last week that she was cutting off ties with the Italian Tennis Federation - apparently because the federation insisted she play Fed Cup. Italy captain Corrado Barazzutti called her up anyhow for the April 16-17 series.

  • Monaco wins first-round match at US Clay Court Championship

    April 5, 2016

    HOUSTON (AP) Juan Monaco beat Gerald Melzer 6-2, 6-7 (3), 6-4 on Monday night in the first round of the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championship.Monaco won the tournament in 2012. It was Melzer's 2016 Tour debut after winning three Challenger Series titles.

  • Longtime Michigan State tennis coach Stan Drobac has died

    April 4, 2016

    EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) Stan Drobac, who spent over three decades as the coach of Michigan State's men's tennis team and became a member of the Intercollegiate Tennis Hall of Fame, has died. He was 88.Drobac died Sunday in Fountain Inn, South Carolina. The school did not provide a cause of death.

  • Voegele upsets Tsurenko in 1st round of Katowice Open

    April 5, 2016

    KATOWICE, Poland (AP) Unseeded Stefanie Voegele of Switzerland upset sixth-seeded Lesia Tsurenko of Ukraine 6-4, 6-0 on Monday to advance to the second round of the Katowice Open.In another first-round match, ninth-seeded Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium eliminated Donna Vekic of Croatia 6-1, 6-4.

  • Montanes advances to 2nd round in Marrakech

    April 5, 2016

    MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) Former runner-up Albert Montanes advanced to the second round of the Grand Prix Hassan II on Monday with a 6-4, 6-4 win over qualifier Franko Skugor on Monday.The 35-year-old Spaniard reached the final of the clay-court tournament back in 2007.

  • Champion Djokovic says Miami Open will stay in Key Biscayne

    April 3, 2016

    KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) Novak Djokovic says the Miami Open will remain in Key Biscayne for a long time, and South Florida tennis fans hope he's right.Tournament officials were mum about the future of the event, which has been in question since an appeals court decision last year that prevents the Miami Open from upgrading its complex. Following that ruling, a lawyer for the tournament said relocation was all but certain.

  • Djokovic wins 6th Key Biscayne title by beating Nishikori

    April 3, 2016

    KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) Novak Djokovic won a record-tying sixth Key Biscayne title and his third in a row Sunday, beating Kei Nishikori 6-3, 6-3 in the Miami Open final.The top-ranked Djokovic improved to 28-1 this year. His only loss came when he retired during his quarterfinal against Feliciano Lopez in Dubai with an eye infection.

  • Djokovic beats Goffin in Key Biscayne semis 7-6 (5), 6-4

    April 1, 2016

    KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) Novak Djokovic won a thrilling tiebreaker and advanced to the Miami Open final by beating David Goffin 7-6 (5), 6-4 Friday.Djokovic needs one more victory to match Andre Agassi's tournament record of six men's titles. His opponent Sunday will be the winner of the second semifinal between No. 6-seeded Kei Nishikori and No. 24 Nick Kyrgios. Both are bidding for their first berth in an ATP Masters final.

  • Kuznetsova beats Bacsinszky 7-5, 6-3 in Miami Open semis

    March 31, 2016

    KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) Svetlana Kuznetsova is back in the Key Biscayne final 10 years after she won the tournament.Kuznetsova erased 12 of the 14 break points she faced and beat Timea Bacsinszky 7-5, 6-3 Thursday in the semifinals of the Miami Open.

  • Azarenka beats Konta 6-4, 6-2 in Miami Open quarterfinals

    March 30, 2016

    KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) Victoria Azarenka advanced to the semifinals of the Miami Open by beating Johanna Konta 6-4, 6-2 Wednesday.Azarenka, who won the tournament in 2009 and 2011, will next play the winner of Wednesday night's quarterfinal between No. 2-seeded Angelique Kerber and No. 22 Madison Keys, the lone remaining American in either draw.

  • Russian tennis president: Sharapova hearing could be in June

    March 30, 2016

    MOSCOW (AP) The president of the Russian tennis federation says Maria Sharapova could have her disciplinary hearing for doping in June.Sharapova has been provisionally suspended and faces a possible ban of up to four years after testing positive for meldonium at the Australian Open in January, though a reduced punishment is possible if she can show she did not intend to cheat.

  • Russian tennis president Sharapova hearing could be in June

    March 30, 2016

    MOSCOW (AP) The president of the Russian tennis federation says Maria Sharapova could have her disciplinary hearing for doping in June.Sharapova has been provisionally suspended and faces a possible ban of up to four years after testing positive for meldonium at the Australian Open in January, though a reduced punishment is possible if she can show she did not intend to cheat.

  • New Australian Gavrilova to play vs US in Fed Cup in April

    March 30, 2016

    BRISBANE, Australia (AP) Daria Gavrilova will be allowed to play for her adopted home country when Australia hosts the United States in the Fed Cup World Group playoffs next month.Team captain Alicia Molik said Wednesday at Pat Rafter Arena, where a red clay court is being installed for the April 16-17 playoff, that Russian-born Gavrilova will be Australia's second singles player behind Sam Stosur.

  • Bacsinszky pulls off another Miami Open rally, beats Halep

    March 29, 2016

    KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) Switzerland's Timea Bacsinszky has pulled off another upset at the Miami Open, rallying past fifth-seeded Simona Halep of Romania 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 on Tuesday to reach the semifinals.It was the second straight win against a top-five seed for Bacsinszky on Key Biscayne, both coming after she dropped the opening set. She ousted third-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska in the round of 16.

  • Berdych edges Steve Johnson 6-3, 6-7 (6), 6-3 at Miami Open

    March 27, 2016

    KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) Tomas Berdych erased all 10 break points he faced and defeated American Steve Johnson 6-3, 6-7 (6), 6-3 Sunday at the Miami Open.Berdych, seeded No. 7, was the tournament runner-up in 2010. Johnson, seeded 31st, fell to 0-13 against top-10 opponents.

  • Nadal retires in 3rd set at Miami Open against Dzumhur

    March 26, 2016

    KEY BISCAYNE, Fla., (AP) Rafael Nadal faded in the subtropical heat and retired after falling behind in the third set of his opening match Saturday at the Miami Open against Damir Dzumhur.The No. 5-seeded Nadal trailed 2-6, 6-4, 3-0 when he called it quits after losing a point to fall behind 30-15. He had earlier consulted with a trainer three times at his chair between games, and had his blood pressure checked.

  • Nice grab - Novak Djokovic catches ball in his pocket

    March 25, 2016

    KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) Along with some nifty shots, Novak Djokovic came up with the catch of the day at the Miami Open.The world's No. 1 player caught a ball in his pocket during his opening match Friday against Kyle Edmund, to the amusement of a capacity stadium crowd.

  • Federer's return from knee surgery delayed by stomach virus

    March 25, 2016

    KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) Roger Federer's return from knee surgery has been delayed by a stomach virus.Federer was scheduled to play Friday for the first time in nearly two months at the Miami Open, but he withdrew shortly before the match because of the illness, which he has been battling for several days.

  • Hradeka beats Bouchard in first round of Miami Open

    March 23, 2016

    KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) The Czech Republic's Lucie Hradeka beat slumping Canadian star Eugenie Bouchard 6-4, 3-6, 6-2 on Wednesday in the first round of the Miami Open.Bouchard entered the week ranked 45th in the world, 40 spots higher than Hradeka.

  • Novak Djokovic meets with Billie Jean King, Chris Evert

    March 23, 2016

    KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) Novak Djokovic met with former women's tennis greats Billie Jean King and Chris Evert on Wednesday to hear their thoughts about equal prize money, and backpedaled on his controversial comments Sunday after his tournament victory at Indian Wells.

  • ITF rejects Bedene appeal to play Davis Cup for Britain

    March 23, 2016

    LONDON (AP) Slovenian-born tennis player Aljaz Bedene has lost his appeal to be able to compete for Britain in Davis Cup.The International Tennis Federation said Wednesday that its board of directors ruled that the 26-year-old Bedene did not meet the eligibility requirements.

  • Serena, Djokovic differ on issue of equal pay in tennis

    March 22, 2016

    KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) Some of the top players in tennis expressed disgust Tuesday with the comments made by the now-former director of the BNP Paribas Open tournament in Indian Wells, with Serena Williams also disagreeing with fellow No. 1 Novak Djokovic on the issue of equal pay.

  • Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium wins at Miami Open

    March 22, 2016

    KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium moved into the second round of the Miami Open with a 7-6 (4), 6-2 win over Laura Robson of Great Britain on Tuesday.Flipkens declined to talk after the match about the terrorist attacks that took place in Belgium on Tuesday.

  • Men players support women players equality

    March 22, 2016

    KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) Some of the top men's tennis players at the Miami Open on Tuesday disagreed with Raymond Moore's controversial comments regarding women's tennis.Moore, the former BNP Paribas Open chief operating officer and tournament director, resigned on Monday night despite apologizing for his remarks. He had spent the past 29 years in various roles with the California tournament that hosts a combined men and women's Masters event each March.

  • Juan Margets to leave post as ITF's chief operating officer

    March 22, 2016

    LONDON (AP) Juan Margets will leave his position as chief operating officer of the International Tennis Federation later this year.The decision was announced Tuesday by ITF President David Haggerty.Margets, who has served in various roles at the ITF for 25 years, was among the three rival candidates defeated by Haggerty in last year's vote for the presidency of the world governing body.

  • Tennis tourney director quits after criticizing women pros

    March 22, 2016

    LOS ANGELES (AP) The tournament director of the BNP Paribas Open who said women's pro tennis players ''ride on the coattails of the men'' resigned Monday night, ending his 29-year association with the event.Tournament owner Larry Ellison said in a statement that Raymond Moore was quitting as chief executive officer and tournament director of the million event featuring men's and women's players in the California desert. Moore informed Ellison of his decision when they spoke earlier in the day.

  • WTA Tour CEO assails 'alarming' criticism of female players

    March 21, 2016

    INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) The former tournament director at Indian Wells who now runs the WTA Tour calls his successor's critical comments about women's tennis players ''disappointing and alarming.''Before Sunday's finals at the BNP Paribas Open, current tournament director Raymond Moore said women ''ride on the coattails of the men.'' He later issued a written apology.

  • Women's tour CEO says 'WTA stands on its own'

    March 21, 2016

    INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) The former tournament director at Indian Wells who now runs the WTA Tour calls his successor's critical comments about women's tennis players ''disappointing and alarming.''Before Sunday's finals at the BNP Paribas Open, current tournament director Raymond Moore told reporters that the women ''ride on the coattails of the men.'' He later issued a written apology.

  • Tennis tourney director: Women 'ride on coattails of men'

    March 20, 2016

    INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) The tournament director of the BNP Paribas Open criticized the WTA Tour on Sunday, saying women's pro tennis players ''ride on the coattails of the men'' while describing them as ''physically attractive and competitively attractive.''

  • Tournament director: women 'ride on coattails of men'

    March 20, 2016

    INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) The tournament director of the BNP Paribas Open criticized the WTA Tour on Sunday, saying women's pro tennis players ''ride on the coattails of the men'' while describing them as ''physically attractive and competitively attractive.''

  • Tournament director of BNP Paribas Open criticizes WTA Tour

    March 20, 2016

    INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) The tournament director of the BNP Paribas Open has criticized the WTA Tour, saying women's pro tennis players ''ride on the coattails of the men'' while describing them as ''physically attractive and competitively attractive.''

  • Azarenka beats error-prone Williams to win BNP Paribas Open

    March 20, 2016

    INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) Victoria Azarenka defeated error-prone Serena Williams 6-4, 6-4 to win the BNP Paribas Open on Sunday, returning Azarenka to the world's top 10 for the first time since August 2014.Clearly the crowd favorite, Williams gave fans little to cheer about on a 91-degree (32 C) day in the California desert while making 33 unforced errors. After getting broken to trail 3-0 in the second set, Williams returned to her seat and smashed her racket.

  • Raonic beats Goffin in 3 sets to reach Indian Wells semis

    March 19, 2016

    INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) Milos Raonic fired 10 aces on his way to overpowering David Goffin 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 Saturday to reach the final of the BNP Paribas Open.Raonic improved to a career-best 14-1 this year and will play either top-ranked Novak Djokovic or Rafael Nadal in Sunday's final. Djokovic and Nadal own a combined seven titles in the California desert.

  • Goffin beats Cilic to reach semifinals at Indian Wells

    March 17, 2016

    INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) David Goffin defeated Marin Cilic 7-6 (4), 6-4 on Thursday to reach the semifinals of the BNP Paribas Open, the best result so far of the Belgian's career.Cilic was the second higher seeded player to lose to Goffin, who upset No. 3 Stan Wawrinka in the fourth round. Cilic lost to Goffin nearly two weeks ago on clay in Belgium during first-round Davis Cup play.

  • Nadal rallies in tiebreaker to beat Verdasco at Indian Wells

    March 15, 2016

    INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) Rafael Nadal survived a wild tiebreaker to beat Fernando Verdasco 6-0, 7-6 (9) in the third round of the BNP Paribas Open on Tuesday.The three-time Indian Wells champion saved five set points in the tiebreaker and finally closed it out on his second match point when Verdasco's backhand sailed beyond the baseline.

  • Judy Murray resigns as Britain's Fed Cup captain

    March 15, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The Lawn Tennis Association says Judy Murray has resigned as Britain's Fed Cup captain.Murray, the mother of Andy Murray, is stepping down after five years to spend more time with her family as well as concentrating on her grassroots programs.

  • UN agency stops work with ambassador Maria Sharapova

    March 15, 2016

    GENEVA (AP) A United Nations agency says it has stopped working with Maria Sharapova pending the tennis star's doping case.Sharapova faces being banned by tennis authorities after testing positive for meldonium, a blood-flow enhancing medication.The New York-based United Nations Development Program says ''in light of Ms. Sharapova's recent announcement, we last week suspended her role as a Goodwill Ambassador and any planned activities while the investigation continues.''

  • Murray loses in 3 sets in third round of BNP Paribas Open

    March 14, 2016

    INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) Andy Murray has lost in the third round of the BNP Paribas Open, getting beaten in three sets by 53rd-ranked Federico Delbonis of Argentina.Delbonis scored the biggest win of his career, outlasting Murray 6-4, 4-6 7-6 (3) on Monday in a 2-hour, 46-minute struggle. Three years ago, Delbonis defeated then-fifth-ranked Roger Federer in the semifinals at Hamburg.

  • USTA hires former WTA CEO Allaster as chief of pro tennis

    March 14, 2016

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) Former WTA CEO Stacey Allaster has been hired as the U.S. Tennis Association's chief executive for professional tennis.The USTA announced the move Monday and said that Allaster will report to USTA Executive Director Gordon Smith.

  • Serena Williams advances in Indian Wells

    March 13, 2016

    INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) Top-ranked Serena Williams moved into the fourth round of the BNP Paribas Open on Sunday with a ragged 7-6 (2), 6-0 victory over Yulia Putintseva of Kazakhstan.In the opening set, the two-time tournament champion showed the effects of a six-week layoff since losing the Australian Open final. She made 29 unforced errors and seemed completely out of a rhythm against Putintseva, who played aggressively and challenged every close line call.

  • Australian Open champ Angelique Kerber falls in Indian Wells

    March 12, 2016

    INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) Australian Open champion Angelique Kerber dropped out of the BNP Paribas Open on Saturday and two other top-seeded women also exited in the second round at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden.The second-seeded Kerber, from Germany, lost 7-5, 7-5 to Denisa Allertova of the Czech Republic in the opening match of the day on the main stadium court. Fourth-seeded Angelique Garbine Muguruza of Spain dropped a 7-5, 6-1 decision to American Christina McHale, and sixth-seeded Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain withdrew because of a right ankle injury.

  • Real Madrid backs Nadal after doping accusations from France

    March 12, 2016

    MADRID (AP) Real Madrid has joined the defense of Rafael Nadal after doping accusations made by a former French minister.The Spanish soccer giant expressed its ''total support'' for the 14-time Grand Slam winner in a statement Saturday which called the accusations by former French Minister for Health and Sport Roselyne Bachelot ''unjustifiable and intolerable.''

  • Maria Sharapova posts letter to her fans on Facebook page

    March 11, 2016

    Maria Sharapova posted a letter to her fans Friday on her Facebook page, four days after the Russian tennis star said she failed a doping test at the Australian Open in January for the little-known meldonium.The former world No. 1 took full responsibility for her mistake when she made the announcement at a news conference Monday in Los Angeles. The 28-year-old player could face a lengthy ban from the International Tennis Federation, possibly ending her season and preventing her from competing for Russia at the Rio Olympics.

  • Petra Kvitova staves off upset bid in BNP Paribas Open

    March 11, 2016

    INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic beat 51st-ranked Danka Kovinic of Montenegro 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 (5) on Friday in the second round of the BNP Paribas Open.The eighth-seeded Kvitova, who never has gone past the quarterfinals in six appearances at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden, lost to players ranked outside the top 50 (Madison Brengle and Jelena Ostapenko) in her past two matches.

  • Spain defends Nadal from doping accusations from France

    March 11, 2016

    MADRID (AP) The Spanish government and Olympic committee have defended Rafael Nadal from doping accusations made by a former French official.Former French Minister for Health and Sport Roselyne Bachelot told French television on Thursday that Nadal's seven-month injury hiatus in 2012 was ''probably due to a positive doping test.''

  • Sharapova's racket sponsor: meldonium shouldn't be banned

    March 11, 2016

    VIENNA (AP) Maria Sharapova's racket supplier says the drug she tested positive for at the Australian Open shouldn't be on the banned list.''We question WADA's decision to add meldonium to its banned substances list in the manner it did,'' Head CEO Johan Eliasch said Friday, one day after he publicly backed Sharapova and announced a new racket deal with the five-time Grand Slam champion, who has been using the equipment since 2011.

  • Switzerland returns to WTA Tour with new event in Gstaad

    March 11, 2016

    GSTAAD, Switzerland (AP) The WTA Tour is returning to Switzerland after an eight-year gap with a clay-court tournament in July.Organizers of the Ladies Championship in Gstaad say the tour has confirmed their event will replace the previously scheduled tournament in Bad Gastein, Austria, on the calendar.

  • Teenagers shine as tournament heats up at Indian Wells

    March 10, 2016

    INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) Teenagers Frances Tiafoe and Brona Coric grabbed the center-court spotlight when the men joined the women for first-round play Thursday in the BNP Paribas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden.Tiafoe outlasted Taylor Fritz 3-6, 6-2, 3-6, in a battle of 18-year-old Americans, and Coric, a 19-year-old Croatian, beat Lucas Pouille of France 6-2, 7-5.

  • Murray: Careful to read everything that is relevant to him

    March 10, 2016

    INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) Scottish tennis star Andy Murray reacted to Maria Sharapova's failed drug test by noting that he's careful to read everything that is relevant to him.Sharapova said this week that she had tested positive for meldonium because she didn't read the email from the World Anti-Doping Agency that said the drug was on the prohibited list this year. The Russian called it a huge mistake.

  • Fed Cup: Australia to host US on clay in Brisbane

    March 10, 2016

    BRISBANE, Australia (AP) Australia will host the United States at Brisbane's Queensland Tennis Centre in next month's Fed Cup World Group playoff.Tennis Australia said Friday that a clay court would be built on Pat Rafter Arena for the April 16-17 matches. The center, which hosts the annual Brisbane International each January, usually features a hard-court surface.

  • Serena says it's 'really cool' having sister Venus with her

    March 10, 2016

    INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) Serena Williams said it is ''really cool'' to have older sister Venus with her at the BNP Paribas Open.''This is kind of where everything started for us,'' Serena said Thursday during a press conference at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. ''This was such a big event for us early in our careers. We both played qualifying here back in `97, a long time ago, so it's just been a place for us that has really meant a lot.

  • Chris Kermode appointed to 2nd term as chairman of ATP

    March 10, 2016

    LONDON (AP) Chris Kermode has been appointed to a second term as head of the ATP, the governing body of men's tennis.Kermode, who became the ATP's executive chairman and president in 2014, will serve another term through 2019.Kermode says he looks forward ''to working with the other governing bodies of tennis to continue to protect the integrity of our sport.''

  • Racket sponsor backs Sharapova despite failed drug test

    March 10, 2016

    VIENNA (AP) Maria Sharapova's racket supplier became the first main sponsor to publicly back the five-time Grand Slam champion after she admitted to failing a doping test.Austria-based company Head announced Thursday it was planning to extend its sponsorship deal, three days after Sharapova revealed her use of the banned substance meldonium.

  • Column: Nothing courageous about Sharapova coming clean

    March 10, 2016

    It's always a bit surprising when fellow athletes defend cheaters in their midst, something Serena Williams seemed more than eager to do for Maria Sharapova.Then again, perhaps Williams can afford to be a bit magnanimous since Sharapova's doping never really affected her. She owned their head-to-head series, winning the last 18 meetings over more than a decade.

  • Players shocked, saddened by Maria Sharapova's 'big mistake'

    March 9, 2016

    INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) Agnieszka Radwanska said she was ''shocked, like everyone else'' when Maria Sharapova revealed Monday that she failed a drug test in January at the Australian Open.''It was a very sad day for tennis, that's for sure,'' Radwanska said Wednesday at BNP Paribas Open at The Indian Wells Tennis Garden.

  • Vania King beats Taylor Townsend 6-2, 6-3 at Indian Wells

    March 9, 2016

    INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) Vania King beat qualifier Taylor Townsend 6-2, 6-3 on Wednesday in an all-American match in the first round of the BNP Paribas Open at The Indian Wells Tennis Garden.British wild-card Heather Watson rallied from a 5-1 deficit in the first set to beat Galina Voskoboeva of Kazakhstan 7-6 (4), 4-6, 6-1.

  • Pound: Sharapova guilty of 'willful negligence' in drug test

    March 9, 2016

    LONDON (AP) Maria Sharapova was guilty of ''willful negligence'' for using meldonium, and international tennis officials were aware that many players were taking the drug before it was banned this year, former World Anti-Doping Agency president Dick Pound said Wednesday.

  • Inventor of drug in Sharapova case says it's 'not doping'

    March 9, 2016

    RIGA, Latvia (AP) Meldonium doesn't enhance the performance of athletes, the Latvian scientist who invented the drug at the center of Maria Sharapova's doping case told The Associated Press.Ivars Kalvins said that the drug ''is not doping,'' but added it does protect athletes against heart damage during extreme physical exercise.

  • Kremlin says Sharapova doping case doesn't reflect Russia

    March 9, 2016

    MOSCOW (AP) The Kremlin says Maria Sharapova's doping case and others like it should not be considered a reflection of Russian sport as a whole.Sharapova is the most prominent name to test positive for heart medicine meldonium since it was banned this year, but there have been five other reported cases in Russia across various sports.

  • Smith extends deal as Britain's Davis Cup captain

    March 9, 2016

    LONDON (AP) Leon Smith has signed a new contract as Britain's Davis Cup captain through 2018 after leading the country to its first title in the team event in 79 years.Britain's Lawn Tennis Association made the announcement on Wednesday.Smith was appointed as captain in April 2010 and has guided Britain to victory in 13 of its last 15 matches in the Davis Cup. Britain beat Belgium in the final last year and began its title defense with a win over Japan at the weekend.

  • Serena Williams beats Wozniacki in exhibition at Garden

    March 9, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) Serena Williams beat good friend Caroline Wozniacki 7-5, 6-4 in an exhibition at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday.The 21-time Grand Slam champion hasn't played a match since losing the Australian Open final Jan. 30, pulling out of two tournaments because of illness. She's scheduled to return to competition at Indian Wells this week.

  • Sponsors ditch Sharapova, despite her textbook apology

    March 8, 2016

    MOSCOW (AP) Nike and other sponsors swiftly distanced themselves from Maria Sharapova on Tuesday after the world's highest-earning female athlete outed herself as a longtime user of a recently banned drug.Swiss watch brand Tag Heuer and German luxury car company Porsche quickly followed the sportswear giant, suspending their support of the five-time Grand Slam winner after she announced on Monday that she failed a drug test for meldonium at the Australian Open in January, days after the substance was banned.

  • Sponsors ditch Sharapova, world's top-earning female athlete

    March 8, 2016

    MOSCOW (AP) Maria Sharapova, the world's highest-earning female athlete for many years, was abandoned Tuesday by some of her biggest sponsors after the Russian tennis star acknowledged taking a recently banned substance for a decade.Sportswear giant Nike, Swiss watch brand Tag Heuer and German luxury car company Porsche quickly distanced themselves from the five-time Grand Slam winner, who announced on Monday that she tested positive for meldonium at the Australian Open, days after the drug was banned.

  • Drug in Sharapova doping case used by Soviet troops in 1980s

    March 8, 2016

    MOSCOW (AP) The drug at the center of Maria Sharapova's doping case, regularly given to Soviet troops in the 1980s to boost their stamina while fighting in Afghanistan, is normally prescribed for medical use for periods of four to six weeks.Sharapova faces possible sanctions after testing positive for meldonium, also known as mildronate, a drug the Russian tennis star said she started using 10 years ago for various medical issues. Sharapova did not indicate in her announcement Monday how often she has taken it.

  • Serena lauds Sharapova for owning up to failed drug test

    March 8, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) Serena Williams says Maria Sharapova ''showed a lot of courage'' in taking responsibility for her failed drug test.On Monday, the Russian star revealed she tested positive the day she lost to Williams in the Australian Open quarterfinals in January. At a news conference Tuesday to promote an exhibition at Madison Square Garden, Williams didn't want to talk about the fact she had faced an opponent with a banned substance in her system.

  • Henin, Safin elected to International Tennis Hall of Fame

    March 8, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) Justine Henin and Marat Safin have been elected to the International Tennis Hall of Fame.With a classic one-handed backhand, Henin won seven Grand Slam singles titles and an Olympic gold medal and helped Belgium win its first Fed Cup championship. She spent 117 weeks ranked No. 1 and finished the 2003, 2006 and 2007 seasons in the top spot.

  • 4-6 weeks is normal treatment for drug in Sharapova case

    March 8, 2016

    MOSCOW (AP) The Latvian company that manufactures meldonium says the normal course of treatment for the drug is four to six weeks - not the 10 years that Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova says she used the substance.The five-time Grand Slam champion said Monday she failed a doping test at the Australian Open in January for meldonium, which became a banned substance under the World Anti-Doping Agency code this year.

  • 3 sponsors cut ties with Sharapova after positive drug test

    March 8, 2016

    MOSCOW (AP) Three of Maria Sharapova's major sponsors are cutting ties with the Russian tennis star after she acknowledged failing a doping test at the Australian Open.Sportswear giant Nike, Swiss watch brand Tag Heuer and German luxury car company Porsche moved quickly to distance themselves from the five-time Grand Slam winner after she announced the positive test at a news conference in Los Angeles on Monday.

  • 2 sponsors cut ties with Sharapova after positive drug test

    March 8, 2016

    MOSCOW (AP) Two of Maria Sharapova's major sponsors are cutting ties with the Russian tennis star after she acknowledged failing a doping test at the Australian Open.Sportswear giant Nike and Swiss watch brand Tag Heuer moved quickly to distance themselves from the five-time Grand Slam winner after she announced the positive test at a news conference in Los Angeles on Monday.

  • Sponsors suspend ties with Sharapova after failed drug test

    March 8, 2016

    MOSCOW (AP) Two of Maria Sharapova's top sponsors have suspended ties with the Russian tennis star after she admitted failing a doping test.Sportswear giant Nike suspended its sponsorship, saying in a statement that it was ''saddened and surprised by the news.'' Swiss watch brand TAG Heuer says its deal with the Russian will not be renewed.

  • Capriati 'angry and disappointed' after Sharapova drug test

    March 7, 2016

    LOS ANGELES (AP) Former tennis star Jennifer Capriati is unhappy after current champion Maria Sharapova failed a drug test.On her Twitter account Monday, Capriati said she was ''extremely angry and disappointed'' in Sharapova, who acknowledged testing positive for a recently banned drug. Sharapova claims she had been taking meldonium for 10 years.

  • Things to know about Meldonium after Sharapova fails test

    March 7, 2016

    MOSCOW (AP) Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova says she failed a drug test for meldonium at the Australian Open. The drug was only banned in January and there has been a string of failed tests by athletes in several sports since.Here are some things to know about meldonium:

  • Sharapova says she failed drug test; penalty unknown

    March 8, 2016

    LOS ANGELES (AP) Maria Sharapova's tennis career and Olympic hopes are in jeopardy, and she claims it's all because she failed to click on a link in an email that would have told her to stop taking meldonium.The five-time major champion says she failed a doping test at the Australian Open in January for the little-known drug, which became a banned substance under the WADA code this year. The former world No. 1 took full responsibility for her mistake when she made the announcement at a news conference Monday in Los Angeles.

  • Djokovic-led Serbia beats Kazakhstan 3-2 in Davis Cup

    March 6, 2016

    BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) Viktor Troicki swept past Aleksandr Nedovyesov 6-2, 6-3, 6-4 as Serbia defeated Kazakhstan 3-2 in their first-round Davis Cup tie Sunday. The winner will face Britain in the next round.Earlier, Novak Djokovic rallied to beat Mikhail Kukushkin 6-7 (6), 7-6 (3), 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 of Kazakhstan as Serbia came back to even the match 2-2.

  • Teenager Borna Coric seals Croatia's victory in Davis Cup

    March 6, 2016

    LIEGE, Belgium (AP) Teenager Borna Coric defeated Kimmer Coppejans of Belgium in straight sets, 7-6 (5), 6-2, 6-2, in the decisive singles match to book a spot for Croatia in the quarterfinals of the Davis Cup on Sunday.The 19-year-old Coric hit seven aces and converted four of five break chances against Coppejans, ranked 122nd in the world.

  • Davis Cup: Murray wins in 5 sets, Britain beats Japan 3-1

    March 6, 2016

    BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) Once again, Britain had Andy Murray to thank for a victory in the Davis Cup.Murray recovered from squandering a two-set lead to beat Kei Nishikori and give the defending champions a 3-1 win over Japan in the first round on Sunday.

  • Davis Cup: Murray wins in 5 sets, Britain beats Japan

    March 6, 2016

    BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) Andy Murray recovered from losing a two-set cushion to beat Kei Nishikori and give defending champion Britain an insurmountable 3-1 lead over Japan in the first round of the Davis Cup on Sunday.Murray won 7-5, 7-6 (6), 3-6, 4-6, 6-3 for his 14th straight victory in the Davis Cup, earning Britain a quarterfinal match against Serbia or Kazakhstan in July.

  • Davis Cup: Djokovic ties Serbia 2-2 against Kazakhstan

    March 6, 2016

    BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) Novak Djokovic rallied to beat Mikhail Kukushkin 6-7 (6), 7-6 (3), 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 as Serbia leveled 2-2 against Kazakhstan in their Davis Cup first-round tie Sunday.Top-ranked Djokovic, recovering from an eye infection but also struggling with apparent thigh problems, fought back in the 4-hour, 57-minute match played before the final rubber of the five-match series.

  • Svitolina wins rain-interrupted Malaysian Open title

    March 6, 2016

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) Second-seeded Elina Svitolina came back to beat Canada's Eugenie Bouchard 6-7 (5), 6-4, 7-5 in the rain interrupted Malaysian Open final on Sunday.The match finished at midnight local time as rain interrupted play for well over three hours before the 21-year-old won out.

  • Rosol defeats Zverev as Czechs beat Germany 3-2 in Davis Cup

    March 6, 2016

    HANNOVER, Germany (AP) Lukas Rosol defeated 18-year-old Davis Cup debutant Alexander Zverev 6-2, 6-3, 6-1 to book a place for the Czech Republic in the quarterfinals with a 3-2 win over Germany on Sunday.Rosol, ranked 50th in the world, had 13 aces and converted half of his 12 break points to win in 1 hour, 38 minutes.

  • Sharapova calls news conference to make 'major announcement'

    March 6, 2016

    LOS ANGELES (AP) Maria Sharapova has called a news conference to make what her agent calls a ''major announcement.''The news conference is scheduled for noon on Monday in Los Angeles. Her agent, Max Eisenbud, declined to say what the subject of the announcement is.

  • Isner moves US into Davis Cup quarterfinals with 4-set win

    March 6, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The court surface didn't make a bit of difference to the United States - its Davis Cup team is through to the quarterfinals.John Isner defeated Australia's Bernard Tomic 6-4, 6-4, 5-7, 7-6 (4) on Sunday to clinch a 3-1 victory in the World Group first-round tie on grass at Kooyong.

  • Davis Cup: Italy, France reach quarters, Serbia trail

    March 5, 2016

    A Novak Djokovic-led Serbia surprisingly fell behind 2-1 at home to Kazakhstan in the Davis Cup first round after he lost in doubles on Saturday.Meanwhile, Italy and France were first through to the quarterfinals after beating weakened visitors Switzerland and Canada respectively.

  • Tsonga and Gasquet seal Davis Cup victory for France

    March 5, 2016

    BAIE-MAHAULT, Guadeloupe (AP) Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Richard Gasquet sent France into the quarterfinals of the Davis Cup with a straight-sets victory in the doubles match of their first-round tie with Canada on Saturday.Tsonga and Gasquet defeated Philip Bester and Vasek Pospisil 7-6 (4), 6-1, 7-6 (4) to give the hosts an unsurmountable 3-0 lead on the outdoor clay court of the Velodrome Amedee Detraux.

  • Davis Cup: Italy reach quarters, Serbia trail Kazakhstan

    March 5, 2016

    Italy was first through to the Davis Cup quarterfinals after beating weakened visitor Switzerland 3-0 on Saturday.France was close to joining the Italians, at the expense of Canada in Guadeloupe.A Novak Djokovic-led Serbia surprisingly fell behind 2-1 at home to Kazakhstan after he and Nenad Zimonjic lost their doubles to Andrey Golubev and Aleksandr Nedovyesov 6-3, 7-6 (3), 7-5. It was the second notable cup win for Golubev and Nedovyesov, who beat Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka in doubles in 2014.

  • Davis Cup: Murray brothers beat Japan, put Britain 2-1 ahead

    March 5, 2016

    LONDON (AP) Andy Murray partnered his brother Jamie to guide Britain to a 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 win over Japan in a doubles match in the Davis Cup on Saturday, moving the titleholders into a 2-1 lead ahead of the reverse singles.Andy Murray has now won his last 13 matches in the competition, 11 of them coming last year when Britain won the title for the first time in 79 years.

  • Italy through to Davis Cup quarters, 3-0 up vs. Switzerland

    March 5, 2016

    PESARO, Italy (AP) Italy eased into the Davis Cup quarterfinals with an insurmountable 3-0 lead against Switzerland after Simone Bolelli and Andreas Seppi beat Marco Chiudinelli and Henri Laaksonen in straight sets on Saturday.The duo won 6-3, 6-1, 6-3 in less than two hours on the indoor clay court to help Italy reach its third quarterfinal in four years and preserve its seven-year unbeaten home record.

  • Kazakhstan leads Serbia 2-1 in Davis Cup after doubles win

    March 5, 2016

    BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) Kazakhstan leads Serbia 2-1 in the first round of the Davis Cup after Andrey Golubev and Aleksandr Nedovyesov beat Novak Djokovic and Nenad Zimonjic 6-3, 7-6 (3), 7-5 in the doubles match.Golubev and Nedovyesov dominated, serving strongly and allowing the Serbs little space to fight back despite the presence of the world's top-ranked player Djokovic and the home crowd.

  • Croatia on brink of quarterfinals in Davis Cup

    March 5, 2016

    LIEGE, Belgium (AP) Croatia needs only one more point to reach the Davis Cup quarterfinals after Ivan Dodig and Franko Skugor won the doubles against Belgium's Ruben Bemelmans and David Goffin on Saturday.After a tense first set, Dodig and Skugor broke their opponents four times and prevailed 7-6 (5), 6-3, 6-1 to give Croatia a 2-1 lead ahead of Sunday's reverse singles.

  • Davis Cup: Murray brothers beat Japan to put Britain 2-1 up

    March 5, 2016

    LONDON (AP) Andy Murray teamed with his brother Jamie to guide Britain to a 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 win over Japan in a doubles match in the Davis Cup on Saturday, moving the titleholders into a 2-1 lead ahead of the reverse singles.Andy Murray has now won his last 13 matches in the competition, 11 of them coming last year when Britain won the title for the first time in 79 years.

  • Bryan brothers give US 2-1 Davis Cup lead over Australia

    March 5, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Hard court or grass court, it didn't seem to matter to Bob and Mike Bryan on Saturday when the twin brothers gave the United States a 2-1 lead over Australia in their World Group Davis Cup first-round tie.The Bryans, overcoming some mid-match jitters, beat Australia team captain Lleyton Hewitt - who came out of a 41-day retirement to replace Sam Groth - and John Peers 6-3, 6-3, 4-6, 4-6, 6-3 in doubles to put the Americans in front ahead of Sunday's reverse singles. Hewitt had replaced an ill Nick Kyrgios in the Australian squad but didn't play in either of the opening singles.

  • Dick Enberg remembers his friend, Bud Collins

    March 4, 2016

    PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) Dick Enberg only followed tennis casually before NBC sent him to Wimbledon in 1979 for the first live coverage of what would become ''Breakfast at Wimbledon.''A little nervous about tennis terminology, he quickly found a friend: Bud Collins.

  • Lleyton Hewitt to play Davis Cup doubles for Australia

    March 4, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Australia team captain Lleyton Hewitt has come out of a short-lived retirement to replace Sam Groth in Davis Cup doubles on Saturday against the United States at Kooyong, where the court surface has become a subject of controversy.

  • ITF says Australia-US match played on wrong surface

    March 4, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The International Tennis Federation says that the first-round Davis Cup match between Australia and the United States should have been played on hardcourts, and not grass.It said the confusion came from a three-way ''oversight'' by the ITF, the United States Tennis Association and Tennis Australia.

  • Davis Cup: New dad Murray takes 1st match, Djokovic wins

    March 4, 2016

    LONDON (AP) Andy Murray won his first match since becoming a father as defending champion Britain and Japan tied 1-1 on the first day of their Davis Cup first-round match on Friday, while Novak Djokovic provided the point for Serbia, which is also 1-1 against Kazakhstan.

  • Davis Cup: Italy survives scares to lead Switzerland 2-0

    March 4, 2016

    PESARO, Italy (AP) Italy survived scares in both its singles rubbers Friday to take a 2-0 lead in its Davis Cup first-round tie against a Switzerland team missing Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka.Paolo Lorenzi let slip a two-set lead and was forced to save three match points before beating Marco Chiudinelli, and Andreas Seppi recovered to defeat Henri Laaksonen in four sets, winning 7-5, 7-6 (4), 3-6, 6-3.

  • Bud Collins, US voice of tennis in print and on TV, has died

    March 5, 2016

    Bud Collins, the tennis historian and American voice of the sport in print and on TV for decades, has died. He was 86.His wife, Anita Ruthling Klaussen, said in a telephone interview that Collins died Friday at home in Brookline, Massachusetts, after suffering from Parkinson's disease and dementia.

  • Berdych beats Zverev to draw Czechs level 1-1 in Davis Cup

    March 4, 2016

    HANNOVER, Germany (AP) Tomas Berdych defeated Alexander Zverev in a five-set encounter to draw the Czech Republic level with Germany at 1-1 in their Davis Cup first-round tie on Friday.Seventh-ranked Berdych needed 4 hours, 20 minutes to prevail 7-6 (6), 1-6, 4-6, 7-6 (5), 6-4 over the 18-year-old Zverev, who was making his Davis Cup debut.

  • Davis Cup: France moves into 2-0 lead in Guadeloupe

    March 4, 2016

    BAIE-MAHAULT, Guadeloupe (AP) Gilles Simon overcame a sloppy start to beat Vasek Pospisil in straight sets and give France a 2-0 lead over Canada in their Davis Cup first-round tie with Yannick Noah as the team's new captain.Simon trailed 5-0 in the opening set before rallying past Pospisil 7-5, 6-3, 6-3.

  • Goffin puts Belgium back on track in Davis Cup

    March 4, 2016

    LIEGE, Belgium (AP) Belgium leveled the Davis Cup first-round tie with Croatia at 1-1 after David Goffin defeated Borna Coric in five sets on Friday.The 19-year-old Coric recovered from a two-set deficit to force a decider but lost as 16th-ranked Goffin put last year's runner-up Belgium back on track with a 6-3, 6-2, 2-6, 3-6, 6-3 victory.

  • Davis Cup: Kazakhstan ties Serbia 1-1 after opening day

    March 4, 2016

    BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) Mikhail Kukushkin beat Viktor Troicki 7-5, 6-2, 6-4 as Kazakhstan tied Serbia 1-1 after the first day of their Davis Cup first-round tie on Friday.Kukuskhin, who dominated Troicki throughout the match, says his victory could pave the way for a surprise win against the 2010 champion.

  • Murray: 'Why can't we win Davis Cup again?'

    March 3, 2016

    BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) Andy Murray sees no reason why Britain can't retain the Davis Cup.After leading the team to its first title in 79 years last November, Murray has recommitted to all of Britain's ties this year.''One of the reasons I'm here is because I really want to try and do it again, after experiencing it last year,'' Murray said at the draw on Thursday for the first-round tie with Japan.

  • Monfils to open for France against Canada in Davis Cup

    March 3, 2016

    POINTE-A-PITRE, Guadeloupe (AP) Gael Monfils will open for France against Frank Dancevic of Canada in their Davis Cup first round tie on clay.French Davis Cup captain Yannick Noah picked Monfils despite the player's criticism of the decision to play overseas. Monfils questioned playing in Guadeloupe because of the logistics involved but made clear he was thrilled to play for his country.

  • Djokovic to open for Serbia against Kazakhstan

    March 3, 2016

    BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) Novak Djokovic will play the opening match against Aleksandr Nedovyesov on Friday when Serbia takes on Kazakhstan in the first round of the Davis Cup.Djokovic's participation is a boost for the host team after he pulled out of the quarterfinals at the Dubai Championships last week with an inflammatory infection in both eyes.

  • Czech No. 1 Berdych to play Davis Cup debutant Zverev

    March 3, 2016

    HANNOVER, Germany (AP) Philipp Kohlschreiber and debutant Alexander Zverev will open for Germany against the Czech Republic's Lukas Rosol and Tomas Berdych in their Davis Cup first round tie Friday.German No. 1 Kohlschreiber, ranked 30th, will play Rosol first before the 18-year-old Zverev takes on the world's No. 7 Berdych, playing for the first time since the 2014 semifinals.

  • So much for retirement: Hewitt on standby as playing captain

    March 2, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Lleyton Hewitt called it quits on a 20-year career during the Australian Open in January. On Thursday, he was placed on standby as playing captain for Australia against the United States in the first round of World Group play at the Davis Cup.

  • Hewitt on standby as playing captain for Australia vs US

    March 2, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Lleyton Hewitt will end his short retirement to become playing captain for Australia against the United States in the first round of the Davis Cup World Group this weekend, although he was not immediately included in the opening three matches and he's officially on standby.

  • Davis Cup: Hewitt to be playing captain for Australia vs US

    March 2, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Lleyton Hewitt will end his short retirement to become playing captain for Australia against the United States in the first round of the Davis Cup World Group this weekend, although he was not immediately included in the opening three matches.

  • Davis Cup: Hewitt to be playing captain for Australia

    March 2, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Lleyton Hewitt will end his short retirement to become playing captain for Australia against the United States in the first round of the Davis Cup World Group this weekend.Davis Cup officials said Hewitt, who retired after a second-round singles loss at the Australian Open in January, will replace Nick Kyrgios, who has a virus.

  • Djokovic, Murray set to decide fate of Davis Cup this year

    March 2, 2016

    LONDON (AP) It's easy to believe the Davis Cup in the last few years has been the plaything of the Big Four in tennis.Since 2010, Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, and Andy Murray have won the Davis Cup for the first time. Rafael Nadal has more Davis Cup titles than all of them combined, having featured in three winning finals - the last in 2011 - and helped Spain to a fourth triumph.

  • Djokovic hopes to play in Davis Cup against Kazakhstan

    March 2, 2016

    BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) Novak Djokovic says he is recovering from an eye infection and hopes to be ready to play for Serbia against Kazakhstan this weekend in the Davis Cup.The top-ranked Djokovic pulled out of the quarterfinals at the Dubai Championships last week with an inflammatory infection in both eyes.

  • Australia Davis Cup coach says captain Hewitt might play

    March 2, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Australia Davis Cup coach Jason Stoltenberg has indicated new captain Lleyton Hewitt might play in the first-round tie against the United States this week if a virus-affected Nick Kyrgios withdraws.If so, it would rank among the shortest ''retirements'' of any sportsperson. Two-time Grand Slam champion Hewitt called it quits after a 20-year career only in late-January during the Australian Open, where he lost in the second round in singles.

  • Australian coach leaves open possibility of Hewitt return

    March 2, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Australian Davis Cup coach Jason Stoltenberg has indicated new team captain Lleyton Hewitt might play in this weekend's first-round World Group Davis Cup match against the United States due to the possible withdrawal of a virus-affected Nick Kyrgios.

  • Venus says 'Serena paved the way' for Indian Wells return

    March 1, 2016

    INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) Venus Williams says ''Serena paved the way'' for her to return to the WTA tournament in Indian Wells, 15 years after the older sister's last appearance.Venus hasn't been back to the event in the desert since 2001, when she withdrew, citing a knee injury, 20 minutes before she was scheduled to face Serena in the semifinals. Serena, then 19, was booed throughout the final. Their father, Richard Williams, later said he heard racial taunts from the crowd.

  • Even with new roof over Ashe, US Open wants 'outdoor' event

    February 29, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) For once, U.S. Open organizers were hoping for more rain.With the retractable roof atop Arthur Ashe Stadium set to be ready in 2016, they planned to use last year's tournament as a rehearsal, analyzing the forecasts then discussing whether they would or wouldn't cover up at a particular moment.

  • Cuevas beats Carreno Busta to keep title in Brazil

    February 28, 2016

    SAO PAULO (AP) Third-seeded Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay successfully defended his Brazil Open title on Sunday with a 7-6 (4), 6-3 victory over Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain.The 27th-ranked Cuevas needed less than 90 minutes to beat No. 67 Carreno Busta, who was playing in his first ATP final.

  • Cuevas will defend Brazil title in final vs. Carreno Busta

    February 27, 2016

    SAO PAULO (AP) Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay will defend the Brazil Open title in the final against Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain on Sunday.Cuevas beat Dusan Lajovic of Serbia 6-3, 6-4 in the semifinals on Saturday to reach his second final in two weeks. Last weekend, he lifted the Rio Open trophy.

  • Spain's Carla Suarez Navarro rallies to win Qatar title

    February 27, 2016

    DOHA, Qatar (AP) Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain rallied after losing the first set to beat Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia and win the Qatar Open on Saturday.The eighth-seed needed one hour, 52 minutes to beat the 18-year-old 1-6, 6-4, 6-4, for the second WTA Tour title of her career.

  • Wawrinka wins Dubai title in straight sets over Baghdatis

    February 27, 2016

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) Stan Wawrinka won the battle of the 30-year-olds by defeating Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus 6-4, 7-6 (13) to win the Dubai Tennis Championships title Saturday.Wawrinka, seeded second, had been two points from defeat in the Dubai tournament's first round to Sergiy Stakhovsky of Ukraine.

  • Cervantes and Carreno Busta to meet in Brazil Open semifinal

    February 26, 2016

    SAO PAULO (AP) Inigo Cervantes and Pablo Carreno Busta will meet in the semifinals of the Brazil Open with a Spaniard guaranteed to be in the final.No. 65-ranked player Cervantes overcame a deficit of 16 ranking places to beat fourth-seeded Federico Delbonis, the 2014 champion, 7-6 (6), 2-6, 6-4.

  • Brazil tennis open will have a Spanish finalist

    February 26, 2016

    SAO PAULO (AP) Inigo Cervantes and Pablo Carreno Busta will meet in the semifinals of the Brazil Open with a Spaniard guaranteed to be in the final.No. 65-ranked player Cervantes overcame a deficit of 16 ranking places to beat fourth-seeded Federico Delbonis, the 2014 champion, 7-6 (6), 2-6, 6-4.

  • Suarez Navarro beats Radwanska 6-2, 6-0 to reach Qatar final

    February 26, 2016

    DOHA, Qatar (AP) Carla Suarez Navarro restricted No.3-ranked Agnieszka Radwanska to only two games as she reached the final of the Qatar Open with a 6-2, 6-0 semifinal victory on Friday.The eighth-seeded Suarez Navarro needed only 62 minutes to beat Radwanska and will next face Latvian 18-year-old Jelena Ostapenko, who reached her first WTA Tour final when German Andrea Petkovic retired with a leg injury while trailing 7-5, 1-0.

  • Shelter dogs take center stage at Brazil tennis open

    February 26, 2016

    SAO PAULO (AP) Four trained shelter dogs that once roamed the streets of Sao Paulo found themselves center stage at the Brazil Open tournament.In an exhibition with players Roberto Carballes Baena of Spain and Gastao Elias of Portugal, the canines Frida, Costela, Mel and Isabelle engaged onlookers Thursday night by picking up balls that went out of bounds. Not long ago, the same dogs had run abandoned in Sao Paulo, Brazil's biggest city.

  • France to host Netherlands on clay in Fed Cup semi in April

    February 26, 2016

    PARIS (AP) France has chosen to play on clay when it hosts the Netherlands in the Fed Cup semifinals in April.The tie will be at the 4,400-seat Arena Loire in Trelaze in northwestern France from April 16-17, the French Tennis Federation said Friday.

  • France to play Netherlands on clay in Fed Cup semifinal

    February 26, 2016

    PARIS (AP) France has chosen to play on clay when it hosts Netherlands in their Fed Cup semifinal.The tie will be held at the 4,400-seater ''Arena Loire'' in Trelaze in northwestern France from April 16-17, the French Tennis Federation said Friday.France leads the Netherlands 5-1 in their head-to-heads but the countries have not met since the 1997 final, won 4-1 by France.

  • Wawrinka reaches Dubai final after Kyrgios retires hurt

    February 26, 2016

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) Stan Wawrinka advanced to the Dubai Tennis Championships final after Nick Kyrgios of Australia retired during their semifinal with a back injury on Friday.Wawrinka was leading 6-4, 3-0 at the time.He will be looking for his second title of the year when he plays either sixth-seeded Feliciano Lopez of Spain or unseeded Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus.

  • Guy Forget named new director of French Open tournament

    February 26, 2016

    PARIS (AP) Guy Forget has been appointed as the new director of the French Open tennis tournament at Roland Garros.The French Tennis Federation said in a statement Friday that Forget - who was France's Davis Cup captain from 1999-2012 - will replace Gilbert Ysern, who was fired earlier this month.

  • Top seeds Paire and Bellucci out of Brazil Open

    February 25, 2016

    SAO PAULO (AP) The top-seeded Benoit Paire of France and No. 2 Thomaz Bellucci lost in the second round of the Brazil Open on Thursday.Paire fell to Dusan Lajovic of Serbia 6-0, 4-6, 6-3.Home crowd favorite Bellucci was ousted by Roberto Carballes Baena of Spain 2-6, 6-4, 6-3.

  • Petkovic ousts Muguruza to reach Qatar semis

    February 25, 2016

    DOHA, Qatar (AP) Andrea Petkovic of Germany eliminated fourth-seeded Garbine Muguruza 6-1, 5-7, 6-2 to reach the Qatar Open semifinals on Thursday.Petkovic, a former top-10 player who has dropped to 29th, met Muguruza with a 2-0 record against the Spaniard, but both wins were before 2014, since when Muguruza has risen to a career-high ranking of No. 5.

  • Nick Kyrgios beats Berdych to reach semifinals in Dubai

    February 25, 2016

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) Nick Kyrgios advanced to the semifinals of the Dubai Tennis Championships by beating third-seeded Tomas Berdych 6-4, 6-4.The Australian, making his debut at the tournament in Dubai, received treatment on his back while up a break and leading 3-2 in the first set.

  • Radwanska beats Niculescu to reach Doha quarterfinals

    February 24, 2016

    DOHA, Qatar (AP) Third-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska came through a tough first set before beating Monica Niculescu 7-5, 6-1 on Wednesday to reach the quarterfinals of the Qatar Open.Radwanska, who was down a double break in the first set, struggled with her first serves. But as the match progressed, her superb shot-making rarely her Romanian opponent much chance.

  • ATP president: More should be spent on combating corruption

    February 24, 2016

    LONDON (AP) As the number of suspected cases of match-fixing in tennis soars, the head of the ATP said Wednesday that more money needs to be given to the agency working to combat corruption.Chris Kermode, the ATP's president and chief executive, and Nigel Willerton, director of the Tennis Integrity Unit, addressed a panel of UK lawmakers amid allegations of match-fixing and corruption in tennis.

  • Tomas Berdych advances to Dubai quarterfinals

    February 24, 2016

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) Tomas Berdych advanced to his fourth quarterfinal of the season by beating Italian qualifier Thomas Fabbiano 6-2, 6-2 at the Dubai Championships on Wednesday.Berdych, a two-time Dubai finalist, holds a 22-4 win-loss record at the tournament. He's reached at least the semifinals in four of the last five years.

  • Monteiro beats Almagro to follow up win over Tsonga

    February 23, 2016

    SAO PAULO (AP) Only six days after beating No. 9-ranked Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in Rio de Janeiro, Thiago Monteiro has added another prominent player to his list of upset victories.In the ATP 250 Brasil Open at Sao Paulo, Monteiro beat seventh-seeded, two-time Brazil Open champion Nicolas Almagro of Spain 6-3, 7-5 on Tuesday. The 21-year-old Brazilian, who is still recovering from a series of injuries, is ranked No. 278 - 228 places below Almagro.

  • Kerber loses in 1st match since winning Australian Open

    February 23, 2016

    DOHA, Qatar (AP) Australian Open champion Angelique Kerber made a disappointing return to competitive tennis on Tuesday, losing 7-5, 6-1 to China's Zheng Saisai in the second round at the Qatar Open.Kerber beat Serena Williams at Melbourne in the opening Grand Slam of the year on Jan. 30. The top-seeded Kerber received a first-round bye at Doha.

  • Isner, Sock picked for US against Australia's Tomic, Kyrgios

    February 23, 2016

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) John Isner, Jack Sock and the Bryan twins will represent the United States against Australia in the first round of the Davis Cup next month.U.S. captain Jim Courier's roster was announced Tuesday.It will be Lleyton Hewitt's first Davis Cup competition as Australia's captain. His players for the March 4-6 matches on an outdoor grass court in Kooyong, Australia, will be Bernard Tomic, Nick Kyrgios, Sam Groth and John Peers.

  • Djokovic to lead Serbia against Kazakhstan in Davis Cup

    February 23, 2016

    BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) Top-ranked Novak Djokovic will lead Serbia's team against Kazakhstan next week in the first round of the Davis Cup.Serbia's tennis federation said Tuesday its squad will also include 22nd-ranked Viktor Troicki, Filip Krajinovic and doubles veteran Nenad Zimonjic in the World Group matchup.

  • Andy Murray to return from fatherhood in Davis Cup

    February 23, 2016

    LONDON (AP) Returning to tennis for the first time since becoming a father, Andy Murray will lead Britain's Davis Cup team when it opens the defense of its title against Japan next week.Murray and his brother, doubles specialist Jamie, were part of the five-man squad selected Tuesday by captain Leon Smith for the first-round World Group series in Birmingham on March 4-6.

  • Berdych advances to 2nd round at Dubai Tennis Championships

    February 23, 2016

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) Tomas Berdych advanced to the second round of the Dubai Tennis Championships by beating Joao Sousa of Portugal 6-1, 6-4 on Tuesday.''A first match, playing outside after a while, it's a good test,'' Berdych said. ''Don't make it more complicated than needed.''

  • Berdych returns to Czech Davis Cup squad to play Germany

    February 23, 2016

    PRAGUE (AP) Tomes Berdych is returning to the Czech Republic's squad after one-year absence to play next month's Davis Cup's first round series at Germany.Berdych, who helped his country to win back-to-back Davis Cup titles in 2012-13, focused on the ATP Tour last year. He didn't play in the 3-2 loss to Australia in the first round and also missed a 3-1 victory in India in the Davis Cup World Group playoff.

  • Nishikori cruises in opener against de Bakker in Acapulco

    February 23, 2016

    ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) Kei Nishikori cruised to victory in his opening match in Acapulco on Monday, defeating Thiemo de Bakker 6-0, 6-3 in less than an hour.The second-seeded Nishikori was sharp in his first match since capturing his fourth Memphis Open title a week ago, breaking his Dutch opponent six times and fending off the only break point he faced.

  • Hewitt picks Tomic, Kyrgios to play vs US in Davis Cup

    February 22, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Lleyton Hewitt has selected doubles specialist John Peers as a reinforcement for Nick Kyrgios, Bernard Tomic and Sam Groth on Australia's team for the Davis Cup match against the United States on grass at Kooyong next month.

  • Wozniacki works overtime to reach Doha 2nd round

    February 22, 2016

    DOHA, Qatar (AP) Former No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki worked overtime at the Qatar Open on Monday to avoid a first-up loss for the third time in her last four tournaments.Wozniacki, whose ranking has dropped to No. 22, overcame Croatian qualifier Ana Konjuh 4-6, 6-3, 7-5.

  • Lopez wins 400th match of his career at Dubai Championships

    February 22, 2016

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) Sixth-seeded Feliciano Lopez won the 400th match of his career on Monday, beating Guillermo Garcia-Lopez 6-1, 4-6, 6-4 at the Dubai Tennis Championships.The 34-year-old Spaniard, the oldest player in the draw, is playing in Dubai for the 10th time. He reached the final in 2004 and 2008.

  • Pablo Cuevas takes Rio Open with victory over Guido Pella

    February 21, 2016

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay claimed his fourth ATP singles title with a 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-4 victory over Guido Pella of Argentina in the final of the Rio Open on Sunday.The match was delayed for more than three hours by a torrential downpour with the first set tied at 3-3. Cuevas, who defeated Rafael Nadal in the semifinals, came out of the break fresher than Pella, a first-time ATP Tour finalist.

  • Bouchard beats Latvia's Sevastova in 1st round in Doha

    February 21, 2016

    DOHA, Qatar (AP) Eugenie Bouchard took another step in her comeback on the WTA Tour by battling to a 5-7, 6-3, 7-6 (4) victory over Latvian qualifier Anastasija Sevastova in the first round of the Qatar Open on Sunday.The 22-year-old Canadian, who reached as high as world number five in October 2014, the year when she reached the final of Wimbledon before losing to Petra Kvitova, is now ranked 61st on the WTA Tour.

  • Kyrgios beats Cilic at Open 13 to win 1st title

    February 21, 2016

    MARSEILLE, France (AP) Big-serving Nick Kyrgios won his first career title with a 6-2, 7-6 (3) victory over fourth-seeded Marin Cilic of Croatia in the Open 13 final on Sunday.Kyrgios closed out the match with his 17th ace to cap a dream week for the 20-year-old Australian, who didn't lose a set and was unbroken in 47 games. Ranked 41st, he beat two top-10 players in No. 10 Richard Gasquet and No. 8 Tomas Berdych.

  • Djokovic back from vacation to face Robredo in Dubai

    February 21, 2016

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) After taking a three-week vacation from tennis after winning his sixth Australian Open title, Novak Djokovic is ready to get back on court Monday at the Dubai Tennis Championships.Having won his first two tournaments of the year - the Qatar Open and his 11th Grand Slam title in Australia - the top-ranked Serb has been focusing on his family.

  • Cuevas, Pella into Rio Open final; Nadal and Thiem beaten

    February 20, 2016

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) Pablo Cuevas and Guido Pella will face off in the final of the Rio Open after beating highly favored opponents in the semifinals to get there.Cuevas upset Rafael Nadal - who used to be unbeatable on clay - 6-7 (6), 7-6 (3), 6-4 on Saturday. It was the Uruguayan's first victory over Nadal in three attempts, and he finished off the match with an ace.

  • Kyrgios dominates Berdych to set up Open 13 final vs. Cilic

    February 20, 2016

    MARSEILLE, France (AP) Big-serving Nick Kyrgios remains on course for his first career title after beating second-seeded Czech Tomas Berdych 6-4, 6-2 on Saturday to set up an Open 13 final against fourth-seeded Croatian Marin Cilic.After Cilic had downed No. 8 Benoit Paire of France 6-2, 6-7 (3), 6-3 in the earlier semifinal, Kyrgios followed up in style. The unseeded Australian, ranked 41st, broke Berdych's serve three times and did not concede a single break-point chance.

  • Errani beats Svitolina to reach second Dubai final

    February 19, 2016

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) Sara Errani of Italy advanced to her second Dubai Tennis Championships final with a 6-4, 6-4 win over 21st-ranked Elina Svitolina of Ukraine on Friday.The 22nd-ranked Errani was a 2013 finalist, losing to Petra Kvitova of Czech Republic.

  • Teenager Fritz, del Potro earn wild cards at Indian Wells

    February 18, 2016

    INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) American teenager Taylor Fritz, former U.S. Open champion Juan Martin del Potro and Australian Open quarterfinalist Zhang Shuai of China have been awarded wild cards into the main draw of the BNP Paribas Open next month.Tournament officials announced the wild cards Thursday.

  • 2nd-seeded Berdych and No. 3 Gasquet reach last 8 at Open 13

    February 18, 2016

    MARSEILLE, France (AP) Second-seeded Czech Tomas Berdych and third-seeded Frenchman Richard Gasquet reached the Open 13 quarterfinals on Thursday.Berdych, a finalist three years ago, needed more than two hours to get past the 18-year-old German Alexander Zverev 6-3, 3-6, 7-5 and next meets No. 6 David Goffin of Belgium.

  • Smyczek, Chardy reach quarterfinals at Delray

    February 18, 2016

    DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (AP) Fifth-seeded Frenchman Jeremy Chardy and American Tim Smyczek fought through swirling winds to reach the quarterfinals of the Delray Beach Open on Thursday.Chardy joined fourth-seeded Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria as one of only two seeded players left.

  • Ferrer into quarterfinals and matchup with rising star Thiem

    February 18, 2016

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) Defending champion David Ferrer of Spain advanced to the quarterfinals of the Rio Open with a 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 victory over Spanish countryman Albert Ramos-Vinolas.Ferrer faces young Austrian Dominic Thiem in the last eight, a matchup of one of the most consistent players on clay against a 22-year-old viewed as a star of the next generation.

  • World TeamTennis' Empire to use famed Forest Hills site

    February 18, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) The New York Empire of World TeamTennis will use the famed Forest Hills Stadium as the site for its home matches.The venerable stadium that once hosted the U.S. Open and Davis Cup matches has been configured to seat 2,500 for six home dates from July 31-Aug. 13. It is located on the grounds of the West Side Tennis Club, which first hosted the national championships in 1915. The stadium was built in 1923, the nation's first tennis stadium.

  • Errani, Garcia advance to Dubai semifinals

    February 18, 2016

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) Sara Errani of Italy advanced to the semifinals with a 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 win over Madison Brengle of the U.S. at the Dubai Tennis Championships on Thursday.Brengle, leading 4-1 in the third set, called her coach, former French player Julie Coin, to the court during the changeover. Brengle fell apart from that point on, losing the next five games and the match.

  • Wawrinka saves 2 match points to reach quarters in Marseille

    February 17, 2016

    MARSEILLE, France (AP) Top-seeded Stan Wawrinka hit 49 winners and saved two match points to reach the quarterfinals of the Open 13 in a 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (8) win over Sergiy Stakhovsky on Wednesday.The defending French Open champion was on the verge of defeat in the tiebreak but hit two big serves to stay in the match, and then sealed his win on his second match point with a backhand passing shot.

  • Becker rallies to beat Johnson in Delray Beach Open

    February 17, 2016

    DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (AP) Benjamin Becker overcame a slow start, rallying past sixth-seeded Steve Johnson 5-7, 7-6 (1), 6-3 Wednesday in the second round of the Delray Beach Open.Becker was down 4-0 in the second set before his comeback.Eighth-seeded Frenchman Adrian Mannarino also advanced to the quarterfinals, beating qualifier Tatsuma Ito of Japan 7-6 (8-6), 6-7 (4).

  • Tsonga out in first round on clay in Rio de Janeiro

    February 17, 2016

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) Third-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga was beaten 6-3, 3-6, 6-4 by Brazilian Thiago Monteiro in the first round of the Rio Open on Wednesday.Tsonga has had a tough week in Brazil. The Frenchman's doubles match was rained out on Monday and his match against the Brazilian in singles on clay was washed out Tuesday.

  • Garcia upsets third-seeded Suarez Navarro at Dubai tennis

    February 17, 2016

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) France's Caroline Garcia upset third-seeded Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 in the second round of the Dubai Tennis Championships on Wednesday.Garcia was four points from victory at 5-3, 15-15 in the third set when a hailstorm swept the area, suspending play for 3 hours, 39 minutes.

  • Sears blames bad sushi for Australian Open collapse

    February 17, 2016

    LEWES, England (AP) Tennis coach Nigel Sears says his collapse at the Australian Open was down to some bad sushi, not heart problems.Sears, who coaches Ana Ivanovic, blacked out during the Serbian player's third-round match last month with Madison Keys of the United States.

  • Noah picks Monfils for Davis Cup despite criticism of venue

    February 17, 2016

    PARIS (AP) French Davis Cup captain Yannick Noah has picked Gael Monfils to face Canada despite the player's criticism of the decision to play the first-round tie overseas.After his Australian Open quarterfinal loss to Canadian Milos Raonic, Monfils questioned the decision to play in the overseas region of Guadeloupe because of the logistics involved.

  • Roddick, McEnroe join World Team Tennis' return to New York

    February 17, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) World Team Tennis returns to New York this summer at the historic West Side Tennis Stadium in Queens.Andy Roddick and Patrick McEnroe will join the New York Empire team to compete at the former site of the U.S. Open. Roddick will play and McEnroe will coach the team at six home matches during the season, which runs July 31-Aug. 13.

  • 5th-seeded Simon loses to Gabashvili in 1st round of Open 13

    February 16, 2016

    MARSEILLE, France (AP) Fifth-seeded Gilles Simon of France lost 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7) to Teymuraz Gabashvili of Russia in the first round of the Open 13 on Tuesday.Simon did not face a break point in the first set, where he broke Gabashvili once, but dropped his serve twice in the second as Gabashvili leveled.

  • Top-seeded Pereira of Brazil knocked out in 1st round in Rio

    February 16, 2016

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) Top-seeded Teliana Pereira of Brazil has been knocked out in the first round of the Rio Open as Petra Martic of Croatia advanced 6-3, 7-5.Pereira's early loss is a blow for the women's side of the combined WTA-ATP event on outdoor clay. She is only ranked No. 43 but gave local organizers a hometown favorite.

  • Serena Williams pulls out of Qatar Open, citing the flu

    February 16, 2016

    DOHA, Qatar (AP) Serena Williams has withdrawn from her second consecutive tournament, announcing Tuesday that she will miss next week's Qatar Open because of the flu.The No.1-ranked Williams pulled out of this week's Dubai Tennis Championships on Saturday, also citing illness.

  • Ivanovic drops just 1 game in beating Gavrilova in Dubai

    February 16, 2016

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) Former top-ranked Ana Ivanovic swept past Daria Gavrilova 6-1, 6-0 on Tuesday to advance to the second round of the Dubai Tennis Championships.The 17th-ranked Ivanovic came to Dubai after having reached the semifinals in St. Petersburg, Russia, where she lost to eventual champion Roberta Vinci.

  • Dimitrov reaches 2nd round of rain-filled Delray Beach

    February 15, 2016

    DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (AP) Fourth-seeded Grigor Dimitrov persevered through a four-hour rain delay and wind gusts greater than 30 mph to defeat Israeli Dudi Sela 6-4, 6-2 and reach the second round of the Delray Beach Open on Monday.Also advancing was eighth-seeded Frenchman Adrian Mannarino, a semifinalist here last year, who needed an hour and 31 minutes to dispatch Tunisian Malek Jaziri 1-6, 6-3, 6-1.

  • No. 3 Danka Kovinic and No. 5 Polona Hercog advance in Rio

    February 15, 2016

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) Third-seeded Danka Kovinic of Montenegro and No. 5 Polona Hercog of Slovenia each advanced to the second round of the Rio Open clay-court tournament on Monday.Kovinic defeated Sachia Vickery of the United States 6-3, 5-7, 6-4, and Hercog also won over an American, beating Jennifer Brady 6-4, 6-2.

  • Goffin and Paire reach 2nd round at Open 13

    February 15, 2016

    MARSEILLE, France (AP) Sixth-seeded David Goffin of Belgium breezed past South Korean Chung Hyeon 6-3, 6-1 to reach the second round of the Open 13 on Monday.Eighth-seeded Benoit Paire also advanced with a 6-4, 7-5 defeat of Simone Bolelli.Paire, one of the 10 Frenchmen competing in the singles draw in Marseille, converted four of 16 break points. He next plays either Nicolas Mahut, who reached the semifinals in Rotterdam last week, or qualifier Vincent Millot.

  • Brengle overcomes Makarova in first round in Dubai

    February 15, 2016

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) In her Dubai Tennis Championships debut, American Madison Brengle came from behind in both sets to beat Russia's Ekaterina Makarova 6-4, 7-5 in the first round on Monday.Brengle trailed 2-0 in the first set, and 4-0 in the second.

  • Thiem wins Argentina Open to take 4th career singles title

    February 14, 2016

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) Dominic Thiem defeated Nicolas Almagro of Spain 7-6 (2), 3-6, 7-6 (4) to win the Argentina Open on Sunday and claim his fourth ATP singles title.The 22-year-old Austrian reached the final after beating former No. 1 Rafael Nadal in the semifinals. Nadal won this event a year ago and was once nearly unbeatable on clay.

  • Nishikori beats American teen for 4th straight Memphis title

    February 14, 2016

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Kei Nishikori of Japan won his fourth straight Memphis Open title Sunday, beating American teen Taylor Fritz 6-4, 6-4.Nishikori joined Jimmy Connors as the only four-time winners of the event and became only the fourth active player to win an event four times, joining Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.

  • Martin Klizan beats Gael Monfils to win title in Rotterdam

    February 14, 2016

    ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) Martin Klizan rallied past fifth-seeded Gael Monfils 6-7 (1), 6-3, 6-1 to win the indoor World Tennis Tournament on Sunday.The 26-year-old Slovak, who saved eight match points on his way to the final, won six of the seven break points he faced against Monfils in their two-hour match.

  • Vinci beats Bencic to win St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy

    February 14, 2016

    ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) Roberta Vinci snapped a losing streak in finals to beat top-seeded Belinda Bencic 6-4, 6-3 and take the inaugural St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy on Sunday.It is the 10th career win for No. 16-ranked Vinci in a WTA singles final and ends her 0-4 streak in finals dating back to 2013 - including last year's U.S. Open, where she lost to fellow Italian Flavia Pennetta.

  • No Serena or Kerber as Halep eyes title defense in Dubai

    February 14, 2016

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) Simona Halep wasn't sure she would be healthy enough to defend her title at the hardcourt Dubai Tennis Championships, which start Monday, so she didn't enter the event at first.Feeling better, the Romanian postponed nose surgery to repair a deviated septum and got a wildcard.

  • Venus Williams beats Misaki Doi to win Taiwan Open

    February 14, 2016

    KAOHSIUNG, Taiwan (AP) Top-seeded Venus Williams overpowered Misaki Doi of Japan 6-4, 6-2 on Sunday to win the Taiwan Open without dropping a set in the tournament.Williams saved six of nine break points in her first meeting against the second-seeded Doi.

  • American teen Taylor Fritz reaches final in 3rd ATP event

    February 13, 2016

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Teenager Taylor Fritz beat Ricardas Berankis of Lithuania 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 on Saturday to reach the Memphis Open final, becoming the youngest American to reach a final since Michael Chang in 1989.The 18-year-old Fritz, from Rancho Sante Fe, California, already had made a mark as the youngest American to reach an ATP semifinal since Chang won Wembley in 1989 at age 17.

  • Monfils and Klizan to meet in World Tennis Tournament final

    February 13, 2016

    ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) Fifth-seeded Gael Monfils of France beat Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany 6-3, 6-2 Saturday to set up a World Tennis Tournament final against Martin Klizan of Slovakia, who earlier beat qualifier Nicolas Mahut of France 6-7 (3), 7-6 (7), 6-2.

  • Thiem bounces Nadal from Argentina Open clay-court event

    February 13, 2016

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) Rising star Dominic Thiem of Austria has knocked former top-ranked Rafael Nadal out of the Argentina Open with a 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (4) victory over the defending champion on Saturday.Nadal had a match point at 5-4 on clay in the final set of the semifinal but failed to convert.

  • Bencic to play Vinci in St. Petersburg final

    February 13, 2016

    ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) Belinda Bencic of Switzerland beat Daria Kasatkina of Russia 6-4, 6-3 in a battle of 18-year-olds to book a St. Petersburg final against Roberta Vinci of Italy, who earlier in the day downed Serbia's Ana Ivanovic in straight sets.

  • Williams advances to final of Taiwan Open

    February 13, 2016

    KAOHSIUNG, Taiwan (AP) Top-seeded Venus Williams beat Yulia Putintseva of Kazakhstan 7-5, 6-3 on Saturday to advance to the final of the Taiwan Open.Williams, who improved to 3-0 against Putinseva, converted five of eight break points and survived 12 double faults against the third-seeded player.

  • Fritz youngest American in ATP semifinal since Chang in '89

    February 12, 2016

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Teenager Taylor Fritz beat Benjamin Becker of Germany 6-4, 5-7, 7-6 (5) on Friday at the Memphis Open, becoming the youngest American to reach an ATP semifinal since 1989.Fritz needed 2 hours, 20 minutes to continue his amazing run at The Racquet Club. Fritz, who turned 18 on Oct. 28, used his big serve and strong forehand to advance to his first career ATP semifinal as the youngest American since Michael Chang won Wembley in 1989 at the age of 17.

  • Nadal into semifinals in Argentina; sets up match with Thiem

    February 12, 2016

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) Defending champion Rafael Nadal has reached the semifinals of the Argentina Open with a 7-6 (3), 6-2 victory over Paolo Lorenzi of Italy on clay in the Argentine capital.It followed Nadal's defeat of Juan Monaco on Thursday.

  • Tennis corruption probe to take at least 1 year

    February 12, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The independent investigation into allegations of match-fixing and corruption in tennis will take at least a year, the sport's four governing bodies said Friday.Tennis leaders set out the terms of the probe, saying an independent review panel ''will investigate thoroughly the allegations of corruption in international professional tennis and the effectiveness of existing anti-corruption practices and procedures.''

  • Tennis leaders announce details of corruption probe

    February 12, 2016

    LONDON (AP) International tennis leaders have set out the scope of their independent investigation of allegations of match-fixing and corruption in the sport.The sport's four governing bodies announced the terms of the probe Friday, saying an independent review panel ''will investigate thoroughly the allegations of corruption in international professional tennis and the effectiveness of existing anti-corruption practices and procedures.''

  • Vinci, Ivanovic reach St. Petersburg semis

    February 12, 2016

    ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) Roberta Vinci survived a scare from Timea Babos of Hungary to reach the St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy semifinals on Friday.Vinci broke Babos when the latter was serving for the match in the deciding set, and bounced back from 4-2 down in the tiebreak to win 7-6 (3), 4-6, 7-6 (4).

  • Mahut beats Troicki to reach Rotterdam semifinals

    February 12, 2016

    ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) French qualifier Nicolas Mahut dispatched eighth-seeded Viktor Troicki 6-2, 6-1 to reach the World Tennis Tournament semifinals on Friday.Mahut, the oldest player in the draw at 34, lost just three points on his first serve, saved the three breaks points he faced, and broke the 22nd-ranked Troicki four times.

  • Vinci survives scare to beat Babos in St. Petersburg

    February 12, 2016

    ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) Roberta Vinci survived a scare from Timea Babos of Hungary to reach the St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy semifinals on Friday.Vinci broke Babos when the latter was serving for the match in the deciding set, and bounced back from 4-2 down in the tiebreak to win 7-6 (3), 4-6, 7-6 (4).

  • Williams beats Sevastova to reach semifinals of Taiwan Open

    February 12, 2016

    KAOHSIUNG, Taiwan (AP) Top-seeded Venus Williams beat Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia 7-5, 6-2 on Friday to advance to the semifinals of the Taiwan Open.Williams won seven of 10 break points against her unseeded opponent to set up a semifinal against third-seeded Yulia Putintseva of Kazakhstan.

  • Donald Young wins second-round match in Memphis Open

    February 11, 2016

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Third-seeded Donald Young beat Marcel Granollers 6-1, 7-6 (2) in the second round of the Memphis Open on Thursday.Young was the only seeded player to win in the afternoon matches as seventh-seeded John Millman of Australia lost to Germany's Benjamin Becker, while Ricardes Berankis of Lithuania ousted No. 8 seed Damir Dzumhur of Boznia and Herzegovina. Berankis won 6-3, 6-4, and Becker survived a tiebreaker in a 6-2, 7-6 (6) victory.

  • Ferrer, Cuevas advance to quarterfinals in Argentina

    February 11, 2016

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) David Ferrer of Spain and Uruguay's Pablo Cuevas have reached the quarterfinals of the Argentina Open.Second-seeded Ferrer defeated Argentina's Renzo Olivo 6-2, 6-2 on Thursday, and Cuevas beat Santiago Giraldo of Colombia 6-4, 6-2.

  • Tennis umpires banned over corruption; 4 officials suspended

    February 9, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The International Tennis Federation says two umpires have been banned for corruption offenses and four more are suspended.The sanctions were concealed until being confirmed by the governing body in response to a story Tuesday in The Guardian.

  • Andy Murray becomes first-time father with birth of girl

    February 9, 2016

    LONDON (AP) Andy Murray has become a father for the first time after his wife, Kim Sears, gave birth to a girl.Murray's management company says Sears gave birth on Sunday, a week after the 28-year-old Scot lost the Australian Open final. No further details were provided.

  • US drawn against Australia in Fed Cup playoffs

    February 9, 2016

    LONDON (AP) The United States will travel to Australia in April as they try to win back their place in the top tier of the Fed Cup.The Americans and Australia were drawn on Tuesday in the World Group play-offs from April 16-17.In other pairings, Germany travels to Romania, Spain hosts four-time champion Italy and Belarus is in Russia.

  • Kudla into 2nd round of Memphis Open

    February 8, 2016

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) No. 5 seed Denis Kudla moved into the second round of the Memphis Open with a 6-4, 6-2 victory over Rajeev Ram on Monday.Kudla, seeded in an ATP World Tour event for the first time, broke Ram's serve to open the second set. The 23-year-old American finished with five aces and did not face a break point.

  • Almagro defeats Montanes to reach second round in Argentina

    February 8, 2016

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) Nicolas Almagro of Spain advanced to the second round of the clay-court Argentina Open after defeating countryman Albert Montanes 6-3, 6-3.Almagro won this tournament in 2011, but has not won an ATP singles tournament in the last three seasons.

  • 2nd-seeded Cilic and Dodig advance to 2nd round in Rotterdam

    February 8, 2016

    ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) Second-seeded Marin Cilic of Croatia had 10 aces in a 7-6 (5), 6-4 win against Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan in the first round of the World Tennis Tournament on Monday.Istomin saved six break-point chances in the second set, but conceded the only break as Cilic got on top.

  • Venus Williams advances US team in Fed Cup

    February 7, 2016

    KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) Venus Williams clinched victory for the U.S. Fed Cup team against Poland on Sunday in the Group II first round, advancing her team to the World Group Playoff in April.A win in April would put the U.S. in contention for the Fed Cup title next year. The draw for the playoffs is Tuesday.

  • Victor Estrella Burgos retains his Ecuador Open title

    February 7, 2016

    QUITO, Ecuador (AP) Victor Estrella Burgos of the Dominican Republic rallied from a set down to beat Thomaz Bellucci of Brazil 4-6, 7-6 (5), 6-2 on Sunday to retain his title on clay in the Ecuador Open in Quito.It was only the Dominican's second ATP singles title, and both have come in this tournament.

  • Bautista-Agut downs Troicki to win Sofia Open

    February 7, 2016

    SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) Roberto Bautista Agut defeated Viktor Troicki to win the inaugural Sofia Open on Sunday for his fourth career title.The top-seeded Spaniard downed the second-seed Troicki 6-3, 6-4 in 1 hour, 22 minutes.The 27-year-old dominated, not losing a single set in three matches en route to capturing the first Sofia Open.

  • Bencic, Hingis help Switzerland beat Germany 3-2 in Fed Cup

    February 7, 2016

    LEIPZIG, Germany (AP) Belinda Bencic and Australian Open doubles champion Martina Hingis sent Switzerland to the Fed Cup semifinals with a 3-2 win over Germany on Sunday.The 18-year-old Bencic and Hingis, who won with Sania Mirza in Melbourne, converted four of their five break points to defeat Andrea Petkovic and Anna-Lena Groenefeld 6-3, 6-2 in the deciding doubles match.

  • Czech Republic beats Romania 3-2 in Fed Cup

    February 7, 2016

    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) Defending champion Czech Republic beat host Romania 3-2 Sunday to advance to the semifinals of the Fed Cup.Karolina Pliskova again won her singles rubber of the first-round match, defeating Monica Niculescu 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 after playing for more than 2 1/4 hours.

  • Gasquet beats Mathieu to retain Open Sud de France title

    February 7, 2016

    MONTPELLIER, France (AP) Top-seeded Richard Gasquet defended his Open Sud de France title with a 7-5, 6-4 win against Paul-Henri Mathieu in all-French final on Sunday.Gasquet dropped serve twice in the first set, rallying from 3-0 down by breaking Mathieu's serve three times on the way to a 13th career title and third at the Montpellier event.

  • Romania, Czech Republic 2-2 in Fed Cup

    February 7, 2016

    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) Karolina Pliskova won her second singles match to put defending champion Czech Republic level at 2-2 with host Romania in their Fed Cup first-round match.Pliskova beat Romania's Monica Niculescu, 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 in a match lasting 2 hours, 17 minutes.

  • Garcia tops Giorgi to seal France's Fed Cup win over Italy

    February 7, 2016

    MARSEILLE, France (AP) Caroline Garcia followed Kristina Mladenovic's earlier win by beating Camila Giorgi 6-3, 6-4 as France clinched a spot in the Fed Cup semifinals on Sunday with a comprehensive 4-1 win against Italy in their first-round tie.Garcia had 11 winners and broke Giorgi's serve three times to dominate the match. Giorgi had seven aces but was let down by 13 double faults on her wayward serve.

  • Beck beats Bacsinszky to draw Germany level 2-2 in Fed Cup

    February 7, 2016

    LEIPZIG, Germany (AP) Annika Beck defeated Timea Bacsinszky to pull Germany level with Switzerland 2-2 in their Fed Cup first-round tie after Belinda Bencic had beaten Australian Open champion Angelique Kerber on Sunday.The 39th-ranked Beck won 7-5, 6-4 in two hours, seven minutes on her Fed Cup debut to ensure the tie will be decided with the doubles rubber.

  • Romania leads Czech Republic 2-1 in Fed Cup

    February 7, 2016

    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) Home favorite Simona Halep has won a crucial point for Romania in a three-set battle against the Czech star Petra Kvitova on Sunday, increasing Romania's lead to 2-1 at their Fed Cup first-round matchup.The world's No. 3 completed a 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 win in two hours, 11 minutes in the Transylvanian city of Cluj to roars of approval from the Romanian crowd.

  • Bencic upsets Kerber to give Switzerland 2-1 lead in Fed Cup

    February 7, 2016

    LEIPZIG, Germany (AP) Belinda Bencic upset Australian Open champion Angelique Kerber 7-6 (4), 6-3 to give Switzerland a 2-1 lead over Germany in their Fed Cup first-round tie on Sunday.The 18-year-old Bencic, ranked 11th, came from 1-4 down to win the first set tiebreak and she needed just one match point to seal the win in 1 hour, 32 minutes.

  • Bertens gives Dutch a surprise win over Russia in Fed Cup

    February 7, 2016

    MOSCOW (AP) Last year's finalist Russia suffered a surprise first-round defeat in the Fed Cup on Sunday as the Netherlands built an unassailable 3-0 lead when Kiki Bertens beat Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-1, 6-4 in the first reverse singles match.Russian No. 1 Maria Sharapova had been scheduled to play only the final doubles match because of a shoulder injury. But with tie already lost, she was replaced by Ekaterina Makarova, who teamed with Darya Kasatkina to quickly beat Dutch pair Cindy Burger and Arantxa Rus 6-0, 6-2 to give Russia its only point. The second reverse singles was canceled.

  • Bertens gives Dutch surprise win over Russia in Fed Cup

    February 7, 2016

    MOSCOW (AP) Last year's finalist Russia suffered a surprise first-round defeat in the Fed Cup on Sunday as the Netherlands built an unassailable 3-0 lead.With Russian No. 1 Maria Sharapova only scheduled to play the final doubles rubber because of a shoulder injury, Russia had suffered two losses on the opening day before Kiki Bertens secured the win for the Dutch in Sunday's first rubber, beating Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-1, 6-4.

  • Williams, Stephens give US 2-0 Fed Cup lead over Poland

    February 6, 2016

    KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) Venus Williams beat Paula Kania 7-5, 6-2, and Sloane Stephens beat Magda Linette, 6-2 6-4 on Saturday to give the U.S. a 2-0 lead over Poland after the opening day of their Fed Cup first round.The Americans are one match away from advancing to the World Group II semifinals in April.

  • Gasquet beats Brown to set up Montpellier final vs. Mathieu

    February 6, 2016

    MONTPELLIER, France (AP) Defending champion Richard Gasquet remains on course to defend his Open Sud de France title after rallying to beat Dustin Brown of Germany 1-6, 6-4, 6-3 on Saturday, setting up an all-French final against veteran Paul-Henri Mathieu.

  • Garcia wins to draw France level 1-1 with Italy in Fed Cup

    February 6, 2016

    MARSEILLE, France (AP) Caroline Garcia beat former French Open runner-up Sara Errani 6-3, 7-5 to move France level with Italy 1-1 after the opening day of their Fed Cup first-round tie on Saturday.France coach Amelie Mauresmo will be relieved and frustrated in equal measure, after Kristina Mladenovic lost the opening singles to Camila Giorgi 1-6, 6-4, 6-1.

  • Fed Cup: Halep, Kvitova lose, Romania-Czech Republic, 1-1

    February 6, 2016

    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) Monica Niculescu beat two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova 6-3, 6-4 to ensure Romania tied with the Czech Republic 1-1 on the opening day of their Fed Cup first-round tie on Saturday.In the first singles, Karolina Pliskova overcame Simona Halep 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-2 for the first time, in a match lasting more than 2 1/2 hours in the Transylvanian city of Cluj.

  • Kerber draws Germany level with Switzerland 1-1 in Fed Cup

    February 6, 2016

    LEIPZIG, Germany (AP) Australian Open champion Angelique Kerber defeated Timea Bacsinszky 6-1, 6-3 to draw Germany level with Switzerland 1-1 after the opening day of their Fed Cup first-round tie on Saturday.Playing one week after claiming her first Grand Slam title with an three-set victory over Serena Williams in Melbourne, the world No. 2 showed no tiredness as she wrapped up the first set in 30 minutes and then converted her fifth match point to beat the 15th-ranked Bacsinszky in 1 hour 14 minutes.

  • Top-seeded Batista-Agut through to finals of Sofia Open

    February 6, 2016

    SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) Top-seeded Roberto Bautista Agut advanced to the finals of the Garanti Koza Sofia Open by beating Gilles Muller of Luxembourg 7-6 (5), 6-4.Bautista Agut won 75 per cent of total service points and Muller did well to save six of seven break points, but after dropping the opener in a tie-break, he was broken in the third game of the second set.

  • Halep loses to Pliskova in Fed Cup

    February 6, 2016

    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) Karolina Pliskova ended a three-match losing streak against Simona Halep to give the Czech Republic a 1-0 lead on the opening day of its Fed Cup first-round tie against Romania on Saturday.The 23-year-old Pliskova had never beaten Halep before her 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-2 win in the Transylvanian city of Cluj. The match lasted more than 2 1 /2 hours.

  • Bencic gives Switzerland 1-0 lead over Germany in Fed Cup

    February 6, 2016

    LEIPZIG, Germany (AP) Belinda Bencic defeated Andrea Petkovic 6-3, 6-4 to give Switzerland a 1-0 lead over Germany on the opening day of their Fed Cup first-round tie on Saturday.Petkovic started well and raced into a 2-0 lead but 16 unforced errors cost her dearly as she lost the first set. Bencic converted all three of her break opportunities to wrap it up in just 35 minutes.

  • Bertens gives Netherlands lead over Russia in Fed Cup

    February 6, 2016

    MOSCOW (AP) Four-time Fed Cup champion Russia was on the brink of a surprise first-round defeat to the Netherlands after going 2-0 down on the first day Saturday.Despite leading Russian Maria Sharapova being scheduled to play only Sunday's doubles, the home team was expected to win comfortably against a Dutch team it has never lost to, and lacking any players ranked in the top 100.

  • German teen Zverev reaches Open Sud de France semifinals

    February 5, 2016

    MONTPELLIER, France (AP) Teenager Alexander Zverev beat Michael Berrer 6-7 (2), 6-2, 7-5 in an all-German match to reach the Open Sud de France semifinals on Friday.The 18-year-old Zverev saved 16 of 18 break-points faced, including 10 in the third set, and won on his fifth match point.

  • Halep delays nose op to play title-holding Czechs in Fed Cup

    February 5, 2016

    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) Simona Halep postponed a nose operation so she can play for Romania against the defending champion Czech Republic in the first round of the Fed Cup this weekend.Halep will face Karolina Pliskova in the first singles on Saturday in Cluj.

  • Halep postpones op for Fed Cup against Czechs

    February 5, 2016

    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) World No. 2 Simona Halep has postponed a nasal operation so she can play for Romania against the Czech Republic in the first round of the Fed Cup World Group.Halep is expected to face Karolina Pliskova in the first singles match on Saturday in the city of Cluj. The 24-year-old year old Halep appeared in good spirits Friday as she appeared with her teammates.

  • Top-seeded Bautista-Agut reaches semifinals at Sofia Open

    February 5, 2016

    SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) Top-seeded Roberto Bautista Agut advanced to the semifinals of the Sofia Open by beating eighth-seeded Adrian Mannarino 6-4, 6-3 Friday.Bautista Agut won 77 percent of his service points and converted two of his five break points.

  • Kerber playing on 1st day for Germany against Switzerland

    February 5, 2016

    LEIPZIG, Germany (AP) Australian Open champion Angelique Kerber will play on the opening day of Germany's Fed Cup first-round tie against Switzerland on Saturday.One week after claiming her first Grand Slam title with an upset three-set victory over Serena Williams in Melbourne, Kerber faces the 15th-ranked Timea Bacsinszky.

  • Mladenovic to open against Giorgi in Fed Cup 1st round

    February 5, 2016

    MARSEILLE, France (AP) Kristina Mladenovic will open against Camila Giorgi when France meets Italy in the first round of the Fed Cup on Saturday.In the second singles, Caroline Garcia will take on Italy No. 1 Sara Errani.After Sunday's reverse singles, the indoor hard-court tie could be decided by the doubles between Oceane Dodin and Pauline Parmentier against Martina Caregaro and Errani.

  • Sharapova playing doubles not singles in Fed Cup

    February 5, 2016

    MOSCOW (AP) Maria Sharapova was passed over for the singles and scheduled to play doubles for Russia against the Netherlands in their Fed Cup first-round tie starting on Saturday.Sharapova was warned last week by Russian tennis chief Shamil Tarpischev that she must play in the tie if she wants to compete in the Rio de Janeiro Olympics. After losing to Serena Williams in the Australian Open quarterfinals, Sharapova said she would join the Russia team in Moscow but rest a left forearm injury.

  • Dustin Brown beats Gilles Simon at Open Sud de France

    February 4, 2016

    MONTPELLIER, France (AP) Third-seeded Gilles Simon lost his opening match at the Open Sud de France in straight sets Thursday, struggling to return Dustin Brown's serves in a 6-4, 6-4 loss.Simon, who pushed Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic to five sets in the fourth round last month, was broken four times.

  • Top 2 seeds in Sofia Open advance to quarterfinals

    February 4, 2016

    SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) Second-seeded Viktor Troicki reached the Sofia Open quarterfinals after defeating German qualifier Daniel Brands 6-4, 6-3 on Thursday.Troicki, through to his second quarterfinal in three tournaments this year, said of Brands: ''He has a very aggressive game, which I usually like to play against, and that's maybe why I played really well.''

  • Gasquet reaches Montpellier quarterfinals as Cilic goes out

    February 3, 2016

    MONTPELLIER, France (AP) Top seed Richard Gasquet comfortably reached the quarterfinals of the Open Sud de France by beating Ernests Gulbis of Latvia 6-4, 6-4, while second-seeded Marin Cilic went out to lowly ranked Alexander Zverev 7-6 (4), 7-6 (1) on Wednesday.

  • Del Potro returning after wrist surgery, long layoff

    February 3, 2016

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) Juan Martin del Potro says he will make a comeback from his latest injury this month at the Delray Beach Open.The former U.S. Open champion played only two tournaments last year before having surgery on his left wrist in June.

  • Brazil's Bellucci reaches quarterfinals in Ecuador

    February 3, 2016

    QUITO, Ecuador (AP) Third-seeded Thomaz Bellucci of Brazil defeated Albert Montanes of Spain 6-2, 6-4 to reach the quarterfinals of the Ecuador Open on Wednesday.Bellucci will be up against No. 8 Pablo Carreno Busta in the last eight. The Spaniard defeated countryman Inigo Cervantes 6-7 (5), 7-6 (2), 6-2.

  • Slovakia's Klizan through to quarterfinals in Sofia

    February 3, 2016

    SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) Martin Klizan of Slovakia is the first player to reach the quarterfinals of the inaugural Sofia Open.The seventh-seeded Klizan took more than two hours to defeat Lukas Rosol of the Czech Republic 6-3, 2-6, 7-6 (4) on Wednesday. Klizan awaits either fourth-seeded Andreas Seppi or Thiemo de Bakker of the Netherlands.

  • Roger Federer has knee surgery, will skip 2 tournaments

    February 3, 2016

    BASEL, Switzerland (AP) Roger Federer has had knee surgery and expects to miss tournaments in Rotterdam and Dubai this month.''Roger Federer underwent successful arthroscopic knee surgery today in Switzerland to repair a torn meniscus,'' a statement on his official website said on Wednesday.

  • Baghdatis reaches 2nd round in Montpellier

    February 1, 2016

    MONTPELLIER, France (AP) Eighth-seeded Marcos Baghdatis advanced to the second round of the Open Sud de France on Monday with a 7-5, 7-5 win over Lukas Lacko.Baghdatis hit nine aces and converted four of his eight break points to win his first match this season at the indoor tournament.

  • Latin American clay-court swing kicks off in Ecuador

    February 1, 2016

    QUITO, Ecuador (AP) Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain defeated Brazil's Rogerio Dutra Silva 6-3, 6-1 on Monday to reach the second round of the Ecuador Open.No. 8 Carreno Busta was the only seeded player in action on Monday.Bernard Tomic of Australia is the top-seeded player followed by Feliciano Lopez of Spain.

  • What We Learned from the Australian Open

    February 1, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) It didn't take long for the Australian Open to become controversial this year, although it had nothing to do with play on the courts.On the first morning of Jan. 18, BBC and BuzzFeed News reports that match-fixing had gone unchecked in tennis overshadowed the start of the event known often as the ''Happy Slam,'' because of its laid-back nature. Officials twice held media conferences over the first 10 days to address the issue.

  • Djokovic names his 2016 goal the Djoker Slam

    January 31, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Novak Djokovic has a new goal for the year. He calls it the Djoker Slam.The No. 1-ranked player has one thing missing from his fast-growing collection of 11 Grand Slam trophies.''The French Open. It's the one I never won,'' Djokovic said early Monday, after winning his record sixth Australian Open, but already casting an eye toward Paris. ''I'll try to put myself in a position to get that trophy.''

  • Distracted Murray comes up short again in Melbourne

    January 31, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Andy Murray had one thing on his mind as he walked off the court with the Australian Open runner-up trophy, yet again: Would he make his early-morning flight back to Britain to be with his wife Kim, who is about to give birth to their first child?

  • The Latest: Djokovic spurns presidential suggestions

    January 31, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The Latest from the Australian Open on Sunday (all times local):12:25 a.m.Novak Djokovic for president? His Serbian fans might think so, but the man who clinched his sixth Australian Open title on Sunday night isn't interested at the moment.

  • The Latest: Djokovic wins sixth Australian Open title

    January 31, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The Latest from the Australian Open on Sunday (all times local):10:40 p.m.Novak Djokovic has maintained his perfect streak in six Australian Open finals with a 6-1, 7-5, 7-6 (3) victory Sunday that consigned Andy Murray to a fifth defeat in championship deciders at Melbourne Park.

  • The Latest: Djokovic leads Australian Open final by 2 sets

    January 31, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The Latest from the Australian Open on Sunday (all times local):9:35 p.m.Five-time champion Novak Djokovic has taken a 2-set lead in the Australian Open final against Andy Murray, winning the second set 7-5 after taking the first 6-1.Djokovic, down three game points in the 11th game, rallied to break Murray, including a point from a 36-shot rally.

  • The Latest: Djokovic wins 1st set 6-1 vs Murray in final

    January 31, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The Latest from the Australian Open on Sunday (all times local):8:15 p.m.Five-time champion Novak Djokovic has steamrolled Andy Murray 6-1 in a 30-minute first set of the Australian Open men's final.Djokovic took a 2-0 lead when he held his opening service game after saving a break point, then watched as Murray double-faulted to give him a break in the next game. He held his service at love in the next game for a 3-0 lead, then broke again when Murray's backhand floated long.

  • While Down Under, tennis players give Vegemite a try

    January 31, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) For a little healthy fun off the courts, a group of players at the Australian Open took part in a Vegemite taste test.For Australians, it is the country's signature spread, a beloved national snack typically slathered on toast. It is to Australians what peanut butter is to Americans, or Nutella to the French.

  • Soares wins 2nd doubles title on same day at Australian Open

    January 31, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Bruno Soares didn't have much down time between his Australian Open doubles championship matches. No worries, he won them both.On Sunday afternoon, he added the mixed doubles title with Elena Vesnina to the men's doubles championship he won with Jamie Murray.

  • The Latest: Vesnina, Soares win Aussie mixed doubles title

    January 31, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The Latest from the Australian Open on Sunday (all times local):5:30 p.m.Elena Vesnina and Bruno Soares won the last four points of the match tiebreaker to capture the mixed doubles championship at the Australian Open with 6-4, 4-6, 10-5 win over Coco Vandeweghe and Hora Tecau.It was Soares' second doubles title in 18 hours at Melbourne Park - he and partner Jamie Murray beat Daniel Nestor and Radek Stepanek 2-6, 6-4, 7-5 in a match that ended after midnight Saturday.

  • The Latest: Raonic, Ferrer move in rankings; Top 5 stable

    January 31, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The Latest from the Australian Open on Sunday (all times local):5:00 p.m.Australian Open quarterfinalist David Ferrer has moved up to sixth place in projected ATP rankings effective Monday in a straight switch with Tomas Berdych, who slips down to eighth.

  • The Latest: Kerber takes murky plunge in Yarra River

    January 30, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The Latest from the Australian Open on Sunday (all times local):2:40 p.m.Angelique Kerber has gone where at least one brave soul before her has - for a quick swim in the murky Yarra River after winning the Australian Open.Kerber's upset three-set victory over Serena Williams on Saturday was followed by a Sunday morning plunge in the river near Rod Laver Arena.

  • Murray dodges birth recall ahead of Australian Open final

    January 30, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Andy Murray has played through the Australian Open knowing that at any moment he would have to pull out and go to London for the birth of his first child.His wife Kim is not due until early February and there has been no sign of early labor.

  • Kerber beats Williams for her 1st Grand Slam title

    January 31, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) After all the advice that Steffi Graf gave her, Angelique Kerber was able to return a favor to the retired champion on Saturday.Graf's record of 22 Grand Slam singles titles in the Open era is intact - for now - after Kerber staged a stunning upset of No. 1-ranked Serena Williams to win her first major at the Australian Open.

  • Murray, Soares capture Australian Open men's doubles title

    January 30, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Jamie Murray is leaving Melbourne with one Australian Open trophy for his family after capturing the men's doubles title with partner Bruno Soares in a match ending early Sunday morning.It's now up to his brother, Andy, to add a second.

  • The Latest: Andy Murray in stands to support brother Jamie

    January 30, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The Latest from the Australian Open on Saturday (all times local):1:15 a.m.Andy Murray showed Jamie Murray a little brotherly love early Sunday morning, even if he had a singles final to play against Novak Djokovic about 18 hours later.

  • The Latest: Jamie Murray, Bruno Soares win doubles title

    January 30, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The Latest from the Australian Open on Saturday (all times local):1 a.m.Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares have won the men's doubles title at the Australian Open, beating the oldest team to reach a Grand Slam final in the Open era, Daniel Nestor and Radek Stepanek.

  • The Latest: Kerber likely to move up to No. 2 on WTA tour

    January 30, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The Latest from the Australian Open on Saturday (all times local):11:30 p.m.Angelique Kerber's upset victory over Serena Williams in the Australian Open final on Saturday is expected to see her move from sixth to second on the WTA Tour rankings.

  • Djokovic, Murray on opposite streaks into Aussie Open final

    January 30, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Based on records alone, Novak Djokovic would appear to be the favorite in the Australian Open final against Andy Murray. After all, Djokovic is a perfect 5-0 in his previous finals at Melbourne Park, while Murray is 0-4, with three losses to the top-ranked Serbian player.

  • The Latest: Kerber upsets Williams to win Australian title

    January 30, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The Latest from the Australian Open (all times local):9:50 p.mAngelique Kerber has upset Serena Williams 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 to win the Australian Open title, ending the six-time champion's unbeaten streak in finals at Melbourne Park.

  • The Latest: Djokovic helps cheer on trophy winner

    January 30, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The Latest from the Australian Open on Saturday (all times local):7:15 p.m.Novak Djokovic provided a nice touch on Saturday shortly after Australian Dylan Alcott won the quad wheelchair singles final over David Wagner of the United States.

  • The Latest: Anderson wins boys title at Australian Open

    January 30, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The Latest from the Australian Open on Saturday (all times local):5:30 p.m.Australian wildcard entry Oliver Anderson has won the boys singles title with a 6-2, 1-6, 6-1 win over No. 7-seeded Jurabek Karimov of Uzbekistan.The 17-year-old Anderson was the fifth Australian in the last decade to win the junior title, joining the likes of Nick Kyrgios (2013) and Bernard Tomic (2008) as champion.

  • Lapko wins Australian Open girls singles title

    January 30, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Vera Lapko has followed in Victoria Azarenka's footsteps by becoming just the second Belarusian to capture the girls' singles trophy at the Australian Open.The 17-year-old Lapko upset defending champion and No. 2-seeded Tereza Mihalikova of Slovakia 6-3, 6-4.

  • The Latest: Murray brothers make Grand Slam history

    January 30, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The Latest from the Australian Open on Friday (all times local):12:15 a.m. (Saturday)Andy Murray and his older brother Jamie have become the first brothers to reach the finals in both the singles and doubles championships at a Grand Slam tournament in the Open era.

  • Murray beats Raonic in 5 to reach 5th Australian Open final

    January 29, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Now that he has reached the Australian Open final for the fifth time, Andy Murray has a more anxious wait than ever to see if he can break his drought.No. 2-ranked Murray had a 4-6, 7-5, 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-2 win over No. 13-seeded Milos Raonic in a momentum-swinging match that finished just before midnight Friday night.

  • The Latest: Murray beats Raonic, reaches 5th Aussie final

    January 29, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The Latest from the Australian Open on Friday (all times local):11:45 p.m.Andy Murray has advanced to his fifth Australian Open final with a 4-6, 7-5, 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-2 win over Milos Raonic.Murray, who lost all four previous finals he has contested at Melbourne Park, will play Novak Djokovic in Sunday's championship decider.

  • The Latest: Murray wins 4th sets, levels at 2-2 v Raonic

    January 29, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The Latest from the Australian Open on Friday (all times local):11:10 p.m.Andy Murray has leveled his Australian Open semifinal with Milos Raonic by winning the fourth set 6-4.Raonic won the first set 6-4, Murray the second 7-5 and the Canadian won the third set 7-6 (4).

  • The Latest: Raonic wins 3rd set, leads semifinal 2-1

    January 29, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The Latest from the Australian Open on Friday (all times local):10:15 p.m.Milos Raonic has won a third-set tiebreaker 7-6 (4) and leads by two sets to one in his Australian Open semifinal against Andy Murray.Murray, a four-time losing finalist at Melbourne Park, won the second set 7-5 after Raonic took the first 6-4.

  • The Latest: Laver looking for company in Grand Slam group

    January 29, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The Latest from the Australian Open on Friday (all times local):9:45 p.m.Rod Laver wants some company in the Grand Slam group, and thinks it could be Novak Djokovic.Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal each had seasons when they won three of the four major titles, but couldn't complete the calendar-year Grand Slam. Djokovic's only loss in a major last year was in the final of the French Open. He's a five-time champion in Australia and has already secured his place in the final, where the pursuit of the season Grand Slam must begin.

  • The Latest: Murray wins 2nd set to level semifinal vs Raonic

    January 29, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The Latest from the Australian Open on Friday (all times local):9:20 p.m.Andy Murray has leveled his Australian Open semifinal with Milos Raonic, winning the second set 7-5 after Raonic won the first 6-4.Murray broke Raonic's service in the last game after setting up set point with a crosscourt forehand winner and sealing it when the Canadian netted a backhand.

  • The Latest: Raonic wins 1st set 6-4 v Murray in semifinal

    January 29, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The Latest from the Australian Open on Friday (all times local):8:20 p.m.Milos Raonic broke Andy Murray's serve at love in the opening game and went on to win the first set of their Australian Open semifinal 6-4 on Friday.Day-long rain at Melbourne Park subsided before the match began, allowing the roof to be open on Rod Laver Arena.

  • Steffi Graf's presence looms large at Australian Open final

    January 29, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) It's been two decades since Steffi Graf won her last Australian Open, but her presence looms large over Saturday's final.Serena Williams is one match away from tying Graf's Open era record of 22 Grand Slam titles.The only obstacle for No. 1-ranked Williams is Angelique Kerber, a 28-year-old German who is seeking Graf's advice on how to win the biggest match of her life.

  • The Latest: Laver Cup to pit Europe against Rest of World

    January 29, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The Latest from the Australian Open on Friday (all times local):7:10 p.m.Tennis Australia, Roger Federer's management firm and a Brazilian businessman have combined to establish the Laver Cup, a Ryder Cup-style team event expected to pit the top players from Europe against the best players from the rest of the world.

  • Hingis, Mirza win Australian Open doubles title

    January 29, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Martina Hingis and Sania Mirza have continued what Hingis calls their "fairytale" run as a doubles combination.Hingis and Mirza maintained their perfect record in Grand Slam doubles finals, beating the Czech pair of Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka 7-6 (1), 6-3 at the Australian Open on Friday to extend their winning streak to 36 matches on the way to a third major title.

  • The Latest: Hingis-Mirza win Australian doubles title

    January 29, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The Latest from the Australian Open on Friday (all times local):6:30 p.m.The No. 1-ranked team of Martina Hingis and Sania Mirza have won the Australian Open doubles title, beating the Czech pair of Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka 7-6 (1), 6-3 to extend their winning streak to 36 matches on the way to a third Grand Slam title together.

  • Saturday at the Australian Open: 22nd major for Williams?

    January 29, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - With the kind of 2015 Serena Williams had, and her form so far at this Australian Open, it begs the question: Does it really matter who's across the net from her in Saturday's final?Angelique Kerber is the only player who can answer that now.

  • The Latest: American/Romanian duo advance in mixed doubles

    January 29, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The Latest from the Australian Open on Friday (all times local):4:20 p.m.American Coco Vandeweghe and Horia Tecau of Romania have advanced to Sunday's mixed doubles final at Melbourne Park with a 6-4, 6-4 win over Slovenian Andreja Klepac and Treat Huey of the Philippines.

  • The Latest: Graf wishes Kerber well before Aussie Open final

    January 28, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The Latest from the Australian Open on Friday (all times local):3:50 p.m.Angelique Kerber checked her phone and confirms she received a text message from Steffi Graf ahead of the Australian Open final against Serena Williams on Saturday.

  • The Latest: The price of success for Serena Williams

    January 28, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The Latest from the Australian Open on Friday (all times local):1:55 p.m.Serena Williams, who plays Angelique Kerber in the women's final at the Australian Open on Saturday, says the price of fame means she doesn't get out much, but she'll take that scenario as long as she's at the top of the women's game.

  • True or not, match-fixing reports overshadow Australian Open

    January 28, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The ''Happy Slam'' got off to a somber start when allegations of match-fixing in tennis overshadowed the opening day of play at the Australian Open.Hours before the tournament started, the BBC and BuzzFeed reported that 16 players, all ranked in the top 50 at some stage and including at least one Grand Slam champion, had played in matches that had been flagged with tennis authorities because of suspicious betting patterns.

  • True or not, match-fixing charges overshadow Australian Open

    January 28, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The ''Happy Slam'' got off to a somber start when allegations of match-fixing in tennis overshadowed the opening day of play at the Australian Open.As the two-week tournament comes to close, the suspicion of corruption lingers but the focus has returned to the tennis court.

  • The Latest: Angelique Kerber waits for Steffi Graf's advice

    January 28, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The Latest from the Australian Open on Thursday (all times local):11:20 p.m.Angelique Kerber knows she faces a daunting task trying to beat 21-time major champion Serena Williams in her first Grand Slam final on Saturday.So she's reaching out to someone who might be able to help - Steffi Graf, who leads Williams by one major title on the all-time list and was the last German to win the Australian Open in 1994.

  • Day 12 of the Australian Open: Murray vs Raonic semifinal

    January 28, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Andy Murray plays in his sixth Australian Open semifinal in seven years on Friday against Milos Raonic, who is into his first. Based on current form by both players, it should be a good one.The two play a Rod Laver Arena night match to earn the right to take on Novak Djokovic in Sunday's final. On Thursday, Djokovic beat Roger Federer 6-1, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 to advance to his sixth Australian Open final, and he's won his previous five.

  • Williams reaches 7th Australian Open final in dominant form

    January 28, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) When Serena Williams plays as well as she did in the semifinals of the Australian Open, there's little an opponent can do to challenge her. Even one who's soon to be ranked No. 3 in the world, just two places behind her.''I was just standing there kind of watching her play,'' the fourth-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska said after her 6-0, 6-4 drubbing by Williams on Thursday. ''There was just no mistake. Unbelievable serve. Everything, she was going for it. I couldn't do much. Not at all, actually.''

  • Konta made British history in Australia, heads home proud

    January 28, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The extent of what she accomplished at the Australian Open hasn't fully sunk in, but Johanna Konta expects it will when she returns home to England.The 24-year-old Konta's strong run at Melbourne Park became big news back home and Down Under when she became the first British woman to reach a Grand Slam semifinal since 1983.

  • The Latest: Djokovic beats Federer to reach Australian final

    January 28, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The Latest from the Australian Open on Thursday (all times local):10 p.m.Five-time champion Novak Djokovic has beaten four-time winner Roger Federer 6-1, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 in the semifinals to advance to his 6th Australian Open final.

  • The Latest: Federer takes 3rd set v Djokovic

    January 28, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The Latest from the Australian Open on Thursday (all times local):9:25 p.m.Roger Federer has come back to win the third set against Novak Djokovic 6-3 in their semifinal at Melbourne Park.With Djokovic leading by two sets and serving at 2-3, Federer finally got his first break points of the match. The top-seeded Djokovic saved the first three break points he faced, but Federer converted on the fourth.

  • The Latest: Djokovic wins 2nd set vs Federer at Aussie Open

    January 28, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The Latest from the Australian Open on Thursday (all times local):8:35 p.m.Novak Djokovic has won the second set 6-2 of his semifinal against Roger Federer after taking the first 6-1.The No. 3-ranked Federer saved a break point in the first game and held serve, as the crowd roared trying to pull the Swiss star back into the match.

  • The Latest: Djokovic wins 1st set vs Federer at Aussie Open

    January 28, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The Latest from the Australian Open on Thursday (all times local):8:05 p.m.Novak Djokovic has easily won the first set 6-1 in his semifinal against Roger Federer on Rod Laver Arena.The top-ranked and defending champion Djokovic started strongly, holding his opening service game to love, then breaking No. 3-ranked Federer's service in the second game to take a 2-0 lead after four minutes. He won the first set in 22 minutes.

  • The Latest: Hingis, Paes out of mixed doubles in Melbourne

    January 28, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The Latest from the Australian Open on Thursday (all times local):7 p.m.Defending mixed doubles champions Martina Hingis and Leander Paes are out of the Australian Open in the quarterfinals, beaten 7-6 (1), 6-3 by the top-seeded team of Sania Mirza of India and Croatia's Ivan Dodig.

  • The Latest: Kerber beats Konta in Australian Open semifinal

    January 28, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The Latest from the Australian Open on Thursday (all times local):4:40 p.m.Seventh-seeded Angelique Kerber has ended the strong run of Johanna Konta at Melbourne Park, beating the British player 7-5, 6-2 in the semifinals.Kerber, who has advanced to her first Grand Slam singles final, broke Konta's serve to open the second set and again in the fifth game to take a 4-1 lead.

  • The Latest: Kerber wins 1st set of Aussie Open semi

    January 28, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The Latest from the Australian Open on Thursday (all times local):4:10 p.m.Angelique Kerber has won the first set 7-5 in her Australian Open semifinal against Johanna Konta.No. 7-seeded Kerber led 3-0 before Konta went on a four-game roll to get back into the set. Kerber broke Konta's serve in the 11th game, and held in the next to take the set in 49 minutes.

  • The Latest: Williams wins semifinal at Australian Open

    January 27, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The Latest from the Australian Open on Thursday (all times local):2:50 p.m.Six-time champion Serena Williams has beaten Agnieszka Radwanska 6-0, 6-4 to advance to her seventh Australian Open final.With the roof closed on Rod Laver Arena because of rain showers in the area, Williams broke Radwanska's service to open the match and was rarely troubled in the 21-minute first set.

  • The Latest: Williams takes 1st set 6-0 in Aussie semifinals

    January 27, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The Latest from the Australian Open on Thursday (all times local):2:10 p.m.Six-time champion Serena Williams has taken the first set 6-0 in her Australian Open singles semifinal against Agnieszka Radwanska.With the roof closed on Rod Laver Arena because of rain showers in the area, Williams broke Radwanska's service to open the match and was rarely troubled in the 21-minute set.

  • The Latest: Jamie Murray into doubles final at Aussie Open

    January 27, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The Latest from the Australian Open on Thursday (all times local):12:35 p.m.Jamie Murray and Brazil's Bruno Soares are through to the men's doubles final at the Australian Open after a 6-3, 6-1 win over the French team of Adrian Mannarino and Lucas Pouille.

  • Play under way on Day 11 of Australian Open

    January 27, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Play is under way at the Australian Open on Thursday, with a men's doubles match involving Andy Murray's older brother Jamie providing a prelude to the women's singles semifinals.Jamie Murray and Brazil's Bruno Soares are taking on the French team of Adrian Mannarino and Lucas Pouille in a semifinal on Rod Laver Arena.

  • Orange County Breakers return to TeamTennis this summer

    January 27, 2016

    NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) The Orange County Breakers are returning to World TeamTennis this summer with a permanent outdoor home court at Newport Beach Tennis Club.Former ATP Tour player Rick Leach, brother-in-law of former world No. 1 Lindsay Davenport, will coach the team.

  • Sinclair Broadcast Group acquires Tennis Channel

    January 27, 2016

    BALTIMORE (AP) Sinclair Broadcast Group is acquiring Tennis Channel.Sinclair announced Wednesday that it is buying the cable network's stock for 0 million. In a news release, Sinclair says it estimates the deal will reduce future tax payments by about million as it carries forward over 0 million of Tennis Channel's net operating losses.

  • Serena and Venus Williams to compete at Indian Wells tourney

    January 27, 2016

    INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) Serena Williams will be joined by big sister Venus in the women's field for the BNP Paribas Open in March, a year after Serena returned to the desert tournament in an end to her 14-year boycott.Entry lists for the two-week tournament were released Wednesday, with world No. 1 Serena Williams leading the women's field and men's No. 1 Novak Djokovic heading the men's draw. Djokovic has won the event four times, including last year.

  • What to Watch on Thursday, Day 11 at the Australian Open

    January 27, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) A blockbuster Australian Open semifinal between No. 1 Novak Djokovic and No. 3 Roger Federer will be the latest installment in the tennis rivalry that has come to define recent seasons.It will be a rematch of last year's final at the U.S. Open and at Wimbledon, both of which Djokovic won.

  • Venus Williams, not Serena, on US Fed Cup team vs. Poland

    January 27, 2016

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) Venus Williams and Sloane Stephens will lead the U.S. Fed Cup team against Poland next month - but Williams' sister Serena is not on the roster.The U.S. Tennis Association announced captain Mary Joe Fernandez's picks Wednesday.

  • Sharapova in Russia Fed Cup squad despite Olympic dispute

    January 27, 2016

    MOSCOW (AP) Maria Sharapova was named Wednesday in Russia's team for its Fed Cup match against the Netherlands despite a dispute with the national federation over her Olympic eligibility.Sharapova requires one more Fed Cup appearance for Russia in order to be eligible to represent her country at the Olympics in August.

  • The Latest: A longer stay means more to see for Raonic

    January 27, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The Latest from the Australian Open on Wednesday (all times local):11:45 p.m.Milos Raonic is learning how to unwind on his days off during tournaments. This week in Melbourne, he even found time to take in some art. Raonic, who advanced to the Australian Open semifinals with a win over Gael Monfils on Wednesday, visited the National Gallery of Victoria to see an exhibition of works by Andy Warhol and the Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei.

  • What to Watch on Wednesday, Day 11 at the Australian Open

    January 27, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) A blockbuster Australian Open semifinal between No. 1 Novak Djokovic and No. 3 Roger Federer will be the latest installment in the tennis rivalry that has come to define recent seasons.It will be a rematch of last year's final at the U.S. Open and at Wimbledon, both of which Djokovic won.

  • The Latest: Raonic reaches Australian Open semifinals

    January 27, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The Latest from the Australian Open on Wednesday (all times local):10 p.m.Milos Raonic has set another first for Canadian men in tennis by reaching the semifinals of the Australian Open.No. 13-seeded Raonic had a 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 win over No. 23 Gael Monfils of France in the quarterfinals on Wednesday night to reach the final four. He'll play four-time finalist Andy Murray for a spot in the final.

  • Johanna Konta makes name for herself at Australian Open

    January 27, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Meet the female Jason Bourne.Not that she's a spy, or a fictitious character of any kind, but Johanna Konta does have a multiple identity and a few passports. The 24-year-old tennis player who was born in Australia to Hungarian parents and moved to England as a teen, however, considers herself fully British.

  • The Latest: Ivanisevic not pleased with corruption reports

    January 27, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The Latest from the Australian Open on Wednesday (all times local):7:05 p.m.Goran Ivanisevic is not one to shy away from speaking his mind. And the 2001 Wimbledon champion had plenty to say about the match-fixing allegations that have rocked the sport this week at the Australian Open.

  • Tennis to review integrity unit to restore public confidence

    January 27, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Tennis leaders are taking steps at damage control as they grapple with allegations of match-fixing in recent media reports, which have cast a shadow over the first Grand Slam of the year and shaken confidence in the integrity of the sport.

  • The Latest: Reid beats Kunieda in wheelchair quarterfinals

    January 27, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The Latest from the Australian Open on Wednesday (all times local):3:55 p.m.Gordon Reid had the biggest win of his career when he beat eight-time Australian Open and former world champion Shingo Kunieda in the quarterfinals of men's wheelchair tennis at Melbourne Park.Reid, who played before fellow Scotsman Andy Murray went on court for his quarterfinal in the main draw, beat Kunieda 6-3, 7-6 (1) to advance to a semifinal against Gustavo Fernandez of Argentina.

  • The Latest: Konta beat Zhang to reach semis in Melbourne

    January 26, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The Latest from the Australian Open on Wednesday (all times local):2:45 p.m.Johanna Konta beat Chinese qualifier Zhang Shuai 6-4, 6-1 to reach the semifinals at the Australian Open, becoming the first British woman to advance the last four of a Grand Slam event since 1984.

  • The Latest: Kerber beats Azarenka to advance to semifinals

    January 26, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The Latest from the Australian Open on Wednesday (all times local):1:10 p.m.Angelique Kerber needed all the belief she could muster to come back from 5-2 down in a set against a player she hadn't beaten in six career meetings.

  • Kerber beats Azarenka to advance to Australian Open semis

    January 26, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Angelique Kerber won five consecutive games in the second set and saved five set points to beat two-time champion Victoria Azarenka 6-3, 7-5 in the Australian Open quarterfinals on Wednesday.Kerber broke Azarenka's serve to end the match, hitting a cross-court backhand at the net to beat the Belarussian for the first time in seven career matches.

  • Federer vs Djokovic in Australian Open semifinals

    January 26, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Novak Djokovic has a larger than life presence at the Australian Open.His face smiles at fans from sponsor's billboards. His voice gives inspirational advice over center-court speakers between matches.There's even a new addition to Melbourne Park called ''Novak's World,'' where fans can slip on virtual reality goggles and feel as if they're walking in Djokovic's shoes - as he stretches in the locker room and then walks out onto the court as the crowd roars.

  • Tennis bodies announce review of anti-corruption unit

    January 27, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Tennis authorities are taking steps at damage control as they grapple with recent media reports alleging match-fixing, which have cast a shadow over the first Grand Slam of the year and shaken confidence in the integrity of the sport.

  • AP Source: Review coming of tennis' anti-corruption group

    January 26, 2016

    Responding to reports that possible evidence of match fixing was not properly investigated, tennis' governing bodies are setting up an independent review of the sport's anti-corruption group, a person familiar with the plans tells The Associated Press.

  • Federer vs. Djokovic in Australian Open semifinals

    January 26, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Novak Djokovic has a larger than life presence at the Australian Open.His face smiles at fans from sponsor's billboards. His voice gives inspirational advice over center-court speakers between matches.There's even a new addition to Melbourne Park called ''Novak's World,'' where fans can slip on virtual reality goggles and feel as if they're walking in Djokovic's shoes - as he stretches in the locker room and then walks out onto the court as the crowd roars.

  • What to Watch on Wednesday, Day 10 at the Australian Open

    January 26, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The remaining semifinalists will be determined Wednesday at the Australian Open, with Andy Murray hoping to extend his quest for redemption at Melbourne Park and Milos Raonic aiming to continue his strong form which has included wins over No. 3 Roger Federer and No. 4 Stan Wawrinka in the past three weeks.

  • Kvitova to lead Czechs in 1st round of Fed Cup at Romania

    January 26, 2016

    PRAGUE (AP) Two-time Wimbledon winner Petra Kvitova will lead defending champion Czech Republic in next month's first round of the Fed Cup at Romania.The No. 7-ranked Kvitova announced Monday that she was terminating her partnership with coach David Kotyza after seven years and 17 WTA titles. The move came after she was eliminated from the Australian Open by Daria Gavrilova 6-4, 6-4 in the second round, the third time she's fallen before the third round in the past four years.

  • The Latest: Djokovic beats Nishikori, sets up semi v Federer

    January 26, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The Latest on Tuesday at the Australian Open (all times local):9:35 p.m.Defending champion Novak Djokovic won for the 37th time in 38 matches at the Australian Open, beating Kei Nishikori 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 to set up a semifinal against Roger Federer.After making 100 unforced errors in his five-set win over Gilles Simon in the fourth round, Djokovic was much less error-prone on Tuesday night at Rod Laver Arena. He made just 27 unforced errors in the 2 hour, 7 minute match and clinched it on his third match point with a backhand cross-court winnner.

  • Meet the young Canadians poised for breakout at Aussie Open

    January 26, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Growing up in Quebec City, Felix Auger Aliassime learned to play from his father, a tennis instructor who had emigrated from Togo in West Africa. It wasn't until he saw Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal play their classic Wimbledon final in 2008, though, that he fell in love with the game.

  • The Latest: Federer reaches his 39th Grand Slam semifinal

    January 26, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The Latest on Tuesday at the Australian Open (all times local):5: 15 p.m.Roger Federer has advanced to his 39th Grand Slam semifinal, beating Tomas Berdych 7-6 (4), 6-2, 6-4 in the Australian Open quarterfinals.The No. 3-ranked Federer put on a dazzling display of footwork and shot variety against the No. 6-ranked Czech, improving his record over Berdych to 16-6.

  • The Latest: Rod Laver gets a trophy to go with is stadium

    January 25, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The Latest on Tuesday at the Australian Open (all times local):3:35 p.m.Rod Laver finally got his Australian Open trophy, even if it took 47 years to do so.When Laver won the title in 1969, the Australian Open didn't award replicas of the Norman Brookes trophy to the winner, as it does today.

  • The Latest: Serena Williams through to Australian Open semis

    January 25, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The Latest on Tuesday at the Australian Open (all times local):2:32 p.m.Serena Williams has beaten Maria Sharapova for the 18th consecutive time, a 6-4, 6-1 win that advances the defending champion to the semifinals of the Australian Open.

  • The Latest: Radwanska advances to Australian Open semifinals

    January 25, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The Latest on Tuesday at the Australian Open (all times local):12:45 p.m.Agnieszka Radwanska said she wouldn't be as nervous this time around after reaching a Grand Slam semifinal for the fifth time. She beat Carla Suarez Navarro 6-1, 6-3 in the quarterfinals.

  • Petra Kvitova fires coach David Kotyza after 7 years

    January 25, 2016

    PRAGUE (AP) Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova says she is terminating her cooperation with coach David Kotyza.Kvitova announced the move on Twitter and Facebook on Monday.During her seven years with the coach, Kvitova won a total of 17 WTA titles, including Wimbledon in 2011 and '14.

  • Zhang's run continues with 4th-round win over injured Keys

    January 25, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Nine days ago, Zhang Shuai was nearly on a plane back to China before the Australian Open began. The French veteran Virginie Razzano was serving for the match against her in the final round of qualifying, but Zhang was able to break back and win the third set 8-6 - along with a spot in the main draw.

  • The Latest: Zhang beats limping Keys, reaches quarterfinals

    January 25, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The latest from the Australian Open on Monday (all times local):12:15 a.m. (Tuesday)Chinese qualifier Zhang Shuai has advanced to the quarterfinals at Melbourne Park after beating a limping Madison Keys 3-6, 6-3, 6-3.Zhang had never won a Grand Slam match before this year's Australian Open, entering with a 0-14 record at the majors. She's now into the quarterfinals against another unseeded player, Johanna Konta of Britain.

  • Football fan Azarenka into quarterfinals at Australian Open

    January 25, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Victoria Azarenka's ''dream final'' has come true, the Denver Broncos against the Carolina Panthers.For another day at the Australian Open, tennis collided with football in Azarenka's arena. She has been ''dabbing'' for days now after each victory and on Monday informed fans that she is a strong supporter of both NFL teams heading to the Super Bowl.

  • What to Watch on Tuesday, Day 9 at the Australian Open

    January 25, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) A lop-sided rivalry contested over more than a decade, and a newer but just as compelling one highlight the featured quarterfinals at the Australian Open on Tuesday.Defending champion Serena Williams takes a 17-match winning streak into her last-eight encounter with Maria Sharapova that is a rematch of last year's final at Melbourne Park. Williams is 18-2 in their head-to-head encounters that began in 2004, and Sharapova hasn't beaten Williams since the WTA season-ending championships that year.

  • The Latest: Murray reaches quarterfinals at Australian Open

    January 25, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The latest from the Australian Open on Monday (all times local):10:05 p.m.Andy Murray moved to within two matches of the Australian Open final - and another chance for Melbourne Park redemption - when he beat local hope Bernard Tomic 6-4, 6-4, 7-6 (4) in the fourth round.Murray has lost all four finals he's contested at the Australian Open, including last year's championship match to Novak Djokovic.

  • Roger Federer's wisdom on tennis and life for his kids

    January 25, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Over the course of his celebrated career, Roger Federer has acquired wisdom on the tennis courts that translates to life lessons which he hopes his children can learn from.A father of four, Federer has two sets of twins. The girls are 6 and the boys are just 18 months and everyone travels together for his job. Young Myla and Charlene have joined their mother, Mirka, in Federer's box at matches, their heads buried in books, as their famous dad has expertly navigated his way into the second week of his 36th consecutive Grand Slam - one of his many records.

  • The Latest: Ferrer advances to Australian Open quarterfinals

    January 25, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The latest from the Australian Open on Monday (all times local):8:55 p.m.David Ferrer has reached his sixth quarterfinal at the Australian Open, without dropping a set. No. 8-seeded Ferrer beat strong-serving John Isner 6-4, 6-4, 7-5 in their fourth-round match.

  • The Latest: Konta's strong Australian Open run continues

    January 25, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The latest from the Australian Open on Monday (all times local):8:40 p.m.Johanna Konta's strong run at the Australian Open has continued with a 4-6, 6-4, 8-6 win over Ekaterina Makarova, advancing her to the quarterfinals.The Sydney-born British player served for the match at 5-4 in the final set but was broken by Makarova.

  • The Latest: Djokovic conqueror Wawrinka out of Aussie Open

    January 25, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The latest from the Australian Open on Monday (all times local):7:55 p.m.Milos Raonic's five-set win over French Open champion Stan Wawrinka means the only man to have beaten Novak Djokovic at the Australian Open after 2010 is out of the singles draw at Melbourne Park.

  • The Latest: Raonic beats Wawrinka, reaches quarterfinals

    January 25, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The latest from the Australian Open on Monday (all times local):6:40 p.m.Milos Raonic beat French Open champion Stan Wawrinka 6-4, 6-3, 5-7, 4-6, 6-3 to advance to the quarterfinals of the Australian Open.The hard-serving Canadian came into the fourth-rounder winless in four matches against Wawrinka, the 2014 Australian Open champion, and all their results had been close and involving tiebreakers.

  • Tennis officials interview players over mixed doubles match

    January 25, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Players involved in a mixed doubles match at the Australian Open said Monday they were interviewed by the Tennis Integrity Unit after a newspaper reported it had attracted suspicious betting patterns.According to The New York Times report, the gambling website Pinnacle Sports said it had received an unusual spike in bets for Lukasz Kubot and Andrea Hlavackova to beat David Marrero and Lara Arruabarrena, causing it to suspend betting before the teams played on Sunday.

  • The Latest: Monfils into 1st quarterfinal at Australian Open

    January 24, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The latest from the Australian Open on Monday (all times local):3: 40 p.m.Gael Monfils had a 7-5, 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (4) win over Andrei Kuznetsov to reach the quarterfinals for the first time in 11 trips to the Australian Open.

  • Azarenka, in form, and into Australian Open quarterfinals

    January 24, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Victoria Azarenka couldn't get off court quickly enough to check the score after reaching the Australian Open quarterfinals.To her excitement, it was a Broncos win.The two-time Australian Open champion had just beaten Barbaro Strycova 6-2, 6-4 in the fourth round on Monday - continuing a three-year sequence of wins against the Czech player that started in the second round in 2013 and included the third round last year - when she wanted to know the result of the AFC title game.

  • The Latest: Azarenka into quarterfinals at Australian Open

    January 24, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The latest from the Australian Open on Monday (all times local):2:30 p.m.Two-time champion Victoria Azarenka is into the quarterfinals for the fourth time in five years after a 6-2, 6-4 win over Barbaro Strycova, the third year in a row the pair have met at Melbourne Park. Azarenka improved her career record against her Czech opponent to 5-0, including a third-round win here last year and a second-round victory in 2014, both in straight sets. Azarenka won her Australian titles in 2012 and 2013.

  • The Latest: Play under way on 8th day of Australian Open

    January 24, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The latest from the Australian Open on Monday (all times local):11:20 a.m.Play is under way in bright sunshine on the eighth day at Melbourne Park which features the final group of fourth-round matches that will determine singles quarterfinalists.

  • Djokovic survives 5-setter v Simon to reach quarterfinals

    January 24, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Novak Djokovic was looking everywhere for answers, even in the crowd.The top player in tennis, who won 27 of a possible 28 matches in Grand Slam matches in 2015, had the number 100 in the unforced errors column after his 6-3, 6-7 (1), 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 win over Gilles Simon at the Australian Open.

  • The Latest: Federer reaches quarterfinals at Australian Open

    January 24, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The latest from the Australian Open on Sunday (all times local):12:20 a.m. (Monday).Roger Federer ensured he didn't have too late a night on Rod Laver Arena, beating David Goffin 6-2, 6-1, 6-4 to advance to the quarterfinals at Melbourne Park.The four-time Australian Open champion didn't get on court until 10:45 p.m. because of to late-finishing matches in the afternoon and a subsequent delayed start to the night program.

  • Serena-Sharapova rivalry comes again to Australian Open

    January 24, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Serena Williams says she doesn't remember much about the first time she played Maria Sharapova at the Australian Open.It was 11 years ago, after all, way back in 2005. But she does remember the outcome.''I was down a match point. I remember hitting it as hard as I could,'' recalled Williams, who ultimately saved three match points in that semifinal. ''I remember, obviously, winning and that was really great.''

  • What to Watch on Monday, Day 8 at the Australian Open

    January 24, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) French Open champion Stan Wawrinka and Milos Raonic meet for the fifth time when they play a fourth-round match Monday at the Australian Open. The 25-year-old Canadian hopes their first meeting in a Grand Slam tournament will go better than the previous four in non-majors.

  • Teary finish: Radwanska holds off cramping Friedsam

    January 24, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Agnieszka Radwanska's fourth-round match against Anna-Lena Friedsam had a little of everything: a blown third-set lead, severe cramping, an underhand serve, and a point penalty for delay of game. There were also tears - lots of tears.

  • The Latest: Suarez Navarro advances to quarterfinals

    January 24, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The latest from the Australian Open on Sunday (all times local):10:30 p.m.Tenth-seeded Carla Suarez Navarro overcame a seriously slow start to rebound for a 0-6, 6-3, 6-2 win over Russian-born Australian Daria Gavrilova and reach the quarterfinals.

  • The Latest: Radwanska into Australian Open quarterfinals

    January 24, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The latest from the Australian Open on Sunday (all times local):9 p.m.Fourth-seeded Agnieszka Radwanksa has advanced to the quarterfinals at Melbourne Park with a 6-7 (6), 6-1, 7-5 win over Anna-Lena Friedsam, who suffered from severe cramping and was in tears for the last two games.

  • The Latest: Berdych through to Australian Open quarterfinals

    January 24, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The latest from the Australian Open on Sunday (all times local):8:15 p.m.Tomas Berdych has outlasted Roberto Bautista Agut in five sets to reach the quarterfinals at Melbourne Park for the sixth consecutive year.The sixth-seeded Berdych only converted four of 22 break-point opportunities against his Spanish opponent, finally prevailing 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 1-6, 6-3 in three hours, 18 minutes.

  • Djokovic survives five-setter v Simon to reach quarterfinals

    January 24, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Novak Djokovic survived a frustrating five-setter against Gilles Simon at the Australian Open, spraying 100 unforced errors on Rod Laver Arena before reaching the quarterfinals for the 27th consecutive Grand Slam.That's rarified territory for the five-time and defending champion, equaling Jimmy Connors' career mark of consecutive quarterfinals - only Roger Federer has done better with his 36.

  • The Latest: Djokovic survives tough 5-set match vs Simon

    January 24, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The latest from the Australian Open on Sunday (all times local):7:40 p.m.An error-riddled Novak Djokovic has advanced to the quarterfinals of a Grand Slam tournament for the 27th consecutive time, persevering over a dogged and determined Gilles Simon 6-3, 6-7 (1), 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 in a 4-hour, 32-minute match at Melbourne Park.

  • Williams, Sharapova to meet in Australian Open quarterfinals

    January 24, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Serena Williams is convinced that a loss makes her a better player. A really upsetting loss - like missing out on an oh-so-close calendar-year Grand Slam loss - may have her primed for an Australian Open quarterfinal against Maria Sharapova.

  • The Latest: Hewitt officially retired after doubles loss

    January 24, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The latest from the Australian Open on Sunday (all times local):4:40 p.m.Now, Lleyton Hewitt's career as a professional tennis player really has ended.The 34-year-old Australian player had announced he would retire after this year's Australian Open. A center court ceremony was held for him Thursday night after he lost his second-round singles match to David Ferrer.

  • The Latest: Kyrgios avoids sanction for using phone on court

    January 23, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The latest from the Australian Open on Sunday (all times local):3:35 p.m.Nick Kyrgios won't be sanctioned by tournament officials for answering his phone on court before a mixed doubles match at the Australian Open because the call was taken before the pre-match meeting.

  • The Latest: Williams into quarterfinals at Australian Open

    January 23, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The latest from the Australian Open on Sunday (all times local):2:40 p.m.Six-time and defending champion Serena Williams is through to the quarterfinals at Melbourne Park after a 6-2, 6-1 win over Russian Margarita Gasparyan on Rod Laver Arena in 55 minutes.

  • Sharapova advances to quarterfinals at Australian Open

    January 23, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Maria Sharapova held her end of the bargain, beating Belinda Bencic 7-5, 7-5 on Sunday to reach the Australian Open quarterfinals and a possible rematch of last year's final with Serena Williams.The fifth-seeded Sharapova fired 21 aces and hit 58 winners but needed 2 hours, 5 minutes to beat Bencic on her second match point, converting it with a successful challenge after her forehand was initially called long but getting it overturned when the ball tracker showed it hitting the baseline.

  • The Latest: Nishikori into quarterfinals at Australian Open

    January 23, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The latest from the Australian Open on Sunday (all times local):1:30 p.m.Kei Nishikori is the first male player through to the quarterfinals at Melbourne Park, defeating Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-4, 6-2, 6-4 in front of a hugely partisan crowd filled with flag-waving Japanese fans.

  • The Latest: Sharapova reaches quarterfinals in Australia

    January 23, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The latest from the Australian Open on Sunday (all times local):1:20 p.m.Maria Sharapova is through to the quarterfinals of the Australian Open after a 7-5, 7-5 win over Belinda Bencic of Switzerland.The fifth-seeded Sharapova needed 2 hours, 5 minutes to beat Bencic, breaking the Swiss players serve for the fourth time in the last game - sealing it when she successfully challenged a call on the baseline on the opposite end of the court.

  • The Latest: Rain delays play on Australian Open side courts

    January 23, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The latest from the Australian Open on Sunday (all times local):11:15 a.m.Light rain is delaying the start of play on outdoor courts at Melbourne Park on Sunday, although matches on three covered stadiums have begun as scheduled.

  • What to Watch on Sunday at the Australian Open

    January 23, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Defending and six-time champion Serena Williams faces her second unheralded Russian in a row at the Australian Open on Sunday. If she wins her fourth-round match, she could play yet another Russian in the quarterfinals - the most well-known and successful player from the country.

  • The Latest: Chinese qualifier Zhang reaches 4th round

    January 23, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The latest from the Australian Open on Saturday (all times local):11:25 p.m.Chinese qualifier Zhang Shuai's unexpected run continues in Australia. Zhang, who had considered retiring from the game a few months ago, has won her third main draw match at Melbourne Park, eliminating American Varvara Lepchenko 6-1, 6-3 to reach the fourth round.Before this year's Australian Open, Zhang had been 0-14 at the Grand Slam matches in her nine-year career. Now, she's 3-0 to start 2016.

  • Azarenka: Tennis hunger comes from childhood in Belarus

    January 23, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Pressure is merely a matter of perspective for Victoria Azarenka, who can recall days when she was worried as much about going hungry as she was about her next match.The two-time Australian Open champion is emerging as a favorite for the title, growing in confidence following two injury-interrupted seasons as she tallies victories and while leading contenders are making early-round exits to open up the draw.

  • The Latest: Distracted Ivanovic loses to Keys in 3rd round

    January 23, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The latest from the Australian Open on Saturday (all times local):10:10 p.m.Ana Ivanovic has lost 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 to Madison Keys under difficult circumstances in a third-round match that was suspended for nearly an hour while her coach, Nigel Sears, was taken to hospital early in the second set at Rod Laver Arena.

  • The Latest: Murray into 4th round in Australia

    January 23, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The latest from the Australian Open on Saturday (all times local):9:55 p.m.Four-time finalist Andy Murray is through to the round of 16 after beating Portugal's Joao Sousa at the Australian Open.The second-seeded Murray converted six of nine breakpoint chances and served 13 aces in the 6-2, 3-6, 6-2, 6-2 victory. He's beaten Sousa all seven times they've played, including at the 2015 and 2013 Australian Opens.

  • Isner makes 2nd week at Aussie Open for 1st time since 2010

    January 23, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) John Isner could have a slight scheduling conflict when he plays his fourth-round match at the Australian Open on Monday - it may coincide with the NFC Championship game being played in the U.S. between the Arizona Cardinals and his beloved Carolina Panthers.

  • The Latest: Play resumes in Ivanovic's match after delay

    January 23, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The latest from the Australian Open on Saturday (all times local):8:47 p.m.Play has resumed between Ana Ivanovic and Madison Keys at Rod Laver Arena almost an hour after they stopped for a medical emergency reportedly involving Ivanovic's coach Nigel Sears, who is Andy Murray's father-in-law.

  • The Latest: Another Ivanovic match suspended at Rod Laver

    January 23, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The latest from the Australian Open on Saturday (all times local):8 p.m.For the second consecutive round, a medical emergency has caused Ana Ivanovic's match to be suspended at the Australian Open.Ivanovic won the first set against American Madison Keys 6-4 and was ahead on serve 1-0 in the second when play was stopped. Medical teams were assisting with the emergency.

  • The Latest: John Isner not a big fan of Vika's "dab"

    January 23, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The latest from the Australian Open on Saturday (all times local):7 p.m.No offense, Vika, but John Isner has a comment about your ''dabbing.''Isner, originally from North Carolina, is a big fan of the Carolina Panthers, the team where the so-called dab originated, courtesy of quarterback Cam Newton.

  • Born an Aussie, raised a Brit. Konta's a star in Melbourne

    January 23, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Johanna Konta became the first British woman in 29 years to reach the fourth round at the Australian Open on Saturday, giving rise to ''a lot of Australia questions'' at Melbourne Park.The 24-year-old Konta was born in Sydney and moved with her family to England in 2005, long before becoming a British citizen in 2012. Her success at the season's first Grand Slam has given the Brits and Aussies something to celebrate, and scrutinize.

  • The Latest: Ferrer advances at Australian Open

    January 23, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The latest from the Australian Open on Saturday (all times local):David Ferrer is back in the round of 16 at the Australian Open for the sixth consecutive year.The eighth-seeded Spaniard, who ended Australian veteran Lleyton Hewitt's career in the second round, overwhelmed Steve Johnson of the United States 6-1, 6-4, 6-4 on Saturday.

  • The Latest: Osaka's surprising run ends in loss to Azarenka

    January 23, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The latest from the Australian Open on Saturday (all times local):4:25 p.m.Naomi Osaka's surprising run at Melbourne Park came to an end with a loss to two-time champion Victoria Azarenka in the third round, but the 18-year-old Japanese qualifier fully expects to be back on the big stage again soon.When asked about her future goals, Osaka replied, ''Oh, to be the No. 1 and to win a lot of Grand Slams and to play Fed Cup and then to play the Olympics and to be happy.''

  • The Latest: Wawrinka sets up 4th-round match with Raonic

    January 23, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The latest from the Australian Open on Saturday (all times local):4:15 p.m.Stan Wawrinka won his 400th tour-level match with a 6-2, 6-3, 7-6 (3) victory over Lukas Rosol in the third round at the Australian Open.It's the fourth year in a row Wawrinka has made it to the fourth round at Melbourne Park. Last year as defending champion he lost in the semifinals to eventual champion Novak Djokovic.

  • The Latest: Kerber advances to the 4th round at Melbourne

    January 23, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The latest from the Australian Open on Saturday (all times local):4:00 p.m.Angelique Kerber has advanced to the fourth round after beating Madison Brengle 6-1, 6-3.No. 7-seeded Kerber's win on Saturday makes her the highest-ranked player in the bottom half of the draw, following No. 3 Garbine Muguruza's loss earlier in the day.

  • The Latest: With 44 aces, Isner advances over Lopez

    January 22, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The latest from the Australian Open on Saturday (all times local):3:45 p.m.John Isner has aced his way back into the round of 16 at Melbourne Park, avenging a loss to 18th-seeded Feliciano Lopez in the same round on the same court four years ago.

  • Raonic dedicates Melbourne win to Canadian shooting victims

    January 23, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Milos Raonic dedicated his third-round victory at the Australian Open on Saturday to victims of a shooting in Canada which left four people dead and at least two injured.A gunman opened fire at the La Loche Community School in a remote aboriginal community in Saskatchewan, and at a second location.

  • The Latest: Raonic dedicates win to community at La Loche

    January 22, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The latest from the Australian Open on Saturday (all times local):2:45 p.m.Milos Raonic has dedicated his third-round victoryat t6he Australian Open to victims of a shooting in Canada which left four people dead and at least two injured.

  • The Latest: Raonic reaches 4th round at Australian Open

    January 22, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The latest from the Australian Open on Saturday (all times local):2:30 p.m.No. 13-seeded Milos Raonic has reached the fourth round at Melbourne Park for the fourth time, defeating Viktor Troicki 6-2, 6-3, 6-4 to advance.Raonic trailed 4-1 in the third set before winning five consecutive games and the match. He set up match point with an ace, his 14th of the match, and clinched it when No. 21 Troicki hit a forehand long.

  • The Latest: Azarenka into 4th round at Australian Open

    January 22, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The latest from the Australian Open on Saturday (all times local):2 p.m.Victoria Azarenka has cruised into the fourth round with another quick victory, dispatching Japanese qualifier Naomi Osaka 6-1, 6-1 in 56 minutes.The two-time Australian Open champion, seeded 14th this year, has lost just five games in three matches so far at Melbourne Park.

  • No. 3 Muguruza out in 3rd round at Australian Open

    January 22, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Garbine Muguruza's rapid rise to the No. 3 ranking sharpened the focus on her run at the Australian Open, attention which only increased after No. 2-ranked Simona Halep and No. 8 Venus Williams lost in the first round in her half of the draw.

  • The Latest: 3rd-seeded Muguruza out of Australian Open

    January 22, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The latest from the Australian Open on Saturday (all times local):12:35 p.m.Third-seeded Garbine Muguruza has become the latest casualty in the women's draw at Melbourne Park, beaten by Barbora Strycova 6-3, 6-2 in the day's first match on Rod Laver Arena.

  • The Latest: Konta through to 4th round at Australian Open

    January 22, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The latest from the Australian Open on Saturday (all times local):12:25 p.m.Johanna Konta has become the first British woman to reach the fourth round at the Australian Open in 29 years.Konta beat No. 8 Venus Williams in straight sets in the first round and on Saturday had another straight-sets win over Denisa Allertova, 6-2, 6-2.

  • Adopted Aussie Gavrilova excites the crowds with upset wins

    January 22, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Russian-born Daria Gavrilova hasn't been an Australian citizen for very long, only receiving her passport in December and permission to represent the country at WTA Tour events.It certainly hasn't muted the country's excitement as Gavrilova advanced to the round of 16 at the Australian Open on Friday with a stirring 6-4, 4-6, 11-9 win over 28th-seeded Kristina Mladenovic of France in front of a rowdy, highly partisan crowd.

  • Serena's midriff, naval ring take center stage at Aust Open

    January 22, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Serena Williams' latest on-court fashion statement is an attempt to ''push the envelope'' with a nod to classic tennis style.So says Williams, the No. 1-ranked player who is baring her midriff and naval ring at this year's Australian Open.

  • What to Watch on Saturday at the Australian Open

    January 22, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Andy Murray, Stan Wawrinka and Victoria Azarenka aim to continue their quests for a third Grand Slam singles title when they play their third-round matches Saturday at the Australian Open. Up-and-comers Milos Raonic, Bernard Tomic and Garbine Muguruza hope to remain in contention for their first.

  • The Latest: Berdych moves into 4th round in Melbourne

    January 22, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The latest from the Australian Open on Friday (all times local):11:30 p.m.No. 6-seeded Tomas Berdych had a 6-3, 6-4, 1-6, 6-4 win over No. 29 Nick Kyrgios to finish off play Friday on Rod Laver Arena, reaching the fourth round at Melbourne Park for the sixth consecutive year.

  • The Latest: Marin Cilic out of Australian Open in 3rd round

    January 22, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The latest from the Australian Open on Friday (all times local):10:30 p.m.Former U.S. Open champion Marin Cilic has been defeated in the third round at Melbourne Park, beaten 6-4, 7-6 (5), 7-5 by Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain.

  • The Latest: Australian Gavrilova advances at Melbourne Park

    January 22, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The latest from the Australian Open on Friday (all times local):10:19 p.m.Daria Gavrilova hasn't been an Australian citizen for very long, but it hasn't muted the country's celebration for its latest breakout tennis star.The Russian-born Gavrilova, who became a permanent resident in 2013 and received her Australian passport in December, advanced to the round of 16 at Melbourne Park with a 6-4, 4-6, 11-9 win over Kristina Mladenovic of France.

  • The Latest: Djokovic beats Seppi, reaches 4th round

    January 22, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The latest from the Australian Open on Friday (all times local):9: 40 p.m.Defending champion Novak Djokovic, seeking a sixth Australian Open title, has advanced to the fourth round at Melbourne Park for the 10th consecutive year with a 6-1, 7-5, 7-6 (6) win over No. 28-seeded Andreas Seppi.At 6-4 down in the tiebreaker, Djokovic saved two sets points and then earned match point when Seppi netted a shot. He clinched it when Seppi missed a return.

  • The Latest: Injured Verdasco withdraws from doubles

    January 22, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The latest from the Australian Open on Friday (all times local):9:20 p.m.Fernando Verdasco withdrew from the Australian Open doubles competition Friday, three days after beating 14-time major winner Rafael Nadal in the first round of the singles tournament and a day after his own exit in the second round.Verdasco beat Nadal in 4 hours, 41 minutes on Tuesday, then lost to Dudi Sela in four sets on Thursday.

  • The Latest: Williams wins 6-1, 6-1 to reach 4th round

    January 22, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The latest from the Australian Open on Friday (all times local):8:25 p.m.Defending and six-time champion Serena Williams is into the fourth round at the Australian Open after a 6-1, 6-1 win in 45 minutes over 18-year-old Russian Daria Kasatkina.

  • Sharapova wins her 600th match and asks am 'I getting old?'

    January 22, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Maria Sharapova reached a career milestone on Friday, which came as a nice surprise after a tough match.''Oh, wow. I've won 600 matches?'' Sharapova said, when an on-court interviewer congratulated her for the achievement earned by winning her third-round match Friday at the Australian Open.The No. 5-seeded player then thought a moment, and laughed nervously.

  • Healthy Nishikori back in Australian Open round of 16

    January 22, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Kei Nishikori came to the Australian Open this year hoping to put his injury-ravaged 2015 season behind him.Just five matches into the season, though, spectators at Margaret Court Arena cringed at a familiar sight on Friday: Nishikori plopped down in his chair during a changeover, grabbed his heavily taped right wrist and called for the trainer.

  • The Latest: Federer wins his 300th Grand Slam match

    January 22, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The latest from the Australian Open on Friday (all times local):6:40 p.m.Roger Federer has won his 300th Grand Slam singles match, moving into the fourth round at Melbourne Park with a 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 6-4 victory over Grigor Dimitrov.

  • The Latest: Radwanska rolls into 4th round in Melbourne

    January 22, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The latest from the Australian Open on Friday (all times local):6:30 p.m.Agnieszka Radwanska has reached the round of 16 at the Australian Open for the sixth straight year, beating Puerto Rico's Monica Puig 6-4, 6-0.Puig kept pace through the first eight games before the fourth-seeded Radwanska was finally able to break her and take the opening set. Puig didn't win another game after that.

  • The Latest: Snack attack, Davis goes for almond butter

    January 22, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The latest from the Australian Open on Friday (all times local):5:10 p.m.Lauren Davis was a little hungry after edging Maria Sharapova in a tight, second-set tiebreaker on Rod Laver Arena, so she decided to have a little snack in her courtside chair.

  • The Latest: Vinci loses in 3rd round at Australian Open

    January 22, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The latest from the Australian Open on Friday (all times local):5 p.m.Roberta Vinci has lost 6-0, 4-6, 6-4 in the third round of the Australian Open to Anna-Lena Friedsam in her first Grand Slam tournament since beating Serena Williams in the U.S. Open semifinals.

  • The Latest: Tsonga advances to 4th round at Australian Open

    January 22, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The latest from the Australian Open on Friday (all times local):4:50 p.m.Former finalist Jo-Wilfried Tsonga has advanced to the fourth round at Melbourne Park with a 6-4, 7-6 (7), 7-6 (4) win over fellow Frenchman Pierre-Hugues Herbert.

  • The Latest: Rain holds up play at Rod Laver Arena

    January 22, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The latest from the Australian Open on Friday (all times local):4:10 p.m.Roger Federer and Grigor Dimitrov experienced a rarity at Rod Laver Arena - a rain delay.Dimitrov had just held serve to start the match when rain began falling and the match was briefly suspended while the roof was closed. It had been closed for Maria Sharapova's earlier three-set win over American Lauren Davis, but it was re-opened for the start of the men's match Friday.

  • The Latest: Sharapova wins in 3 sets at Australian Open

    January 21, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The latest from the Australian Open on Friday (all times local):3:35 p.m.Maria Sharapova steadied herself and overcame a feisty opponent to beat American Lauren Davis 6-1, 6-7 (5), 6-0 to reach the fourth round.The five-time Grand Slam winner raced through the first set Friday in just 26 minutes, then struggled through a 77-minute second set before coming back in the third to earn her 600th career win.

  • Nishikori, Goffin reach 4th round at Australian Open

    January 21, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Kei Nishikori had some trouble with his wrist, taking a medical timeout and losing the next set before recovering to reach the fourth round at the Australian Open with a 7-5, 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 win Friday over No. 26-seeded Guillermo Garcia-Lopez.

  • The Latest: Rain beginning to clear at Melbourne Park

    January 21, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The latest from the Australian Open on Friday (all times local):3:15 p.m.The rain is beginning to clear at Melbourne Park and tournament officials hope to get play on outside courts started.Seven doubles matches have already been postponed until Saturday, and more could follow. Matches had been scheduled to begin at 11 a.m.

  • The Latest: Bencic beats Bondarenka to reach 4th round

    January 21, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The latest from the Australian Open on Friday (all times local):1:05 p.m.Belinda Bencic has become the first player to advance to the fourth round at Melbourne Park with a 4-6, 6-2, 6-4 win over Kateryna Bondarenko in the opening match Friday on Rod Laver Arena.

  • The Latest: Rain delays Australian Open start on side courts

    January 21, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The latest from the Australian Open on Friday (all times local):11:35 a.m.Rain has delayed the start of play Friday on outdoor courts at the Australian Open.Play began on time at the three covered stadiums, including a third-round match between 12th-seeded Belinda Bencic of Switzerland and Kateryna Bondarenko of Ukraine on the main Rod Laver Arena.

  • Lleyton Hewitt retires in farewell at Australian Open

    January 21, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Baseball cap turned backward, pumping himself up with cries of ''C'MON!'' Lleyton Hewitt fought one last feisty encounter. Then he gathered his three young kids on center court and said farewell.After a career spent trying to win the Australian Open, the 34-year-old Hewitt had said that this year's tournament - his 20th attempt - would be his last.

  • On brink of quitting, Chinese player finds key to winning

    January 21, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Zhang Shuai went eight years without a victory at a Grand Slam tournament. Now, within a span of two days, she has two.Zhang has turned her career around at the Australian Open with a shocking upset win over No. 2 Simona Halep in the first round and another victory on Thursday against France's Alize Cornet 6-3, 6-3.

  • What to Watch on Friday at the Australian Open

    January 21, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Defending champions Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams are back on court Friday for their third-round matches at the Australian Open.Six-time champion Williams is playing Russian teenager Daria Kasatkina.Djokovic, seeking his sixth Australian Open title, plays No. 28-seeded Andreas Seppi. Djokovic has never lost in 11 career meetings with the Italian player, including a straight-set victory in the third round of the U.S. Open last year, but he's not taking anything for granted.

  • The Latest: Tomic advances to 3rd round at Aussie Open

    January 21, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The latest from the Australian Open on Thursday (all times local):11:48 p.m.Within hours of Lleyton Hewitt's last match, Bernard Tomic was representing the next generation of Australian players in the men's draw.The No. 16-seeded Tomic had a 6-4, 6-2, 6-7 (5), 7-5 win over Simone Bolelli on Margaret Court Arena to reach the third round.

  • The Latest: Hewitt loses final singles match of career

    January 21, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The latest from the Australian Open on Thursday (all times local):9:50 p.m.Lleyton Hewitt has bid farewell to the Australian Open and to his singles career as a professional tennis player.The 34-year-old Hewitt had said he would retire at this year's tournament and his last singles match came Thursday when he lost in the second round to No. 8 David Ferrer 6-2, 6-4, 6-4.

  • The Latest: Sock out of Australian Open in straight sets

    January 21, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The latest from the Australian Open on Thursday (all times local):9:05 p.m.Jack Sock's disappointing results at Grand Slam tournaments continue.The American lost in straight sets to Lukas Rosol in the second round of the Australian Open, 7-6 (6), 7-6 (5), 6-3.

  • With Rio approaching, jockeying begins for doubles teams

    January 21, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) When Roger Federer and Martina Hingis decided to team up to play mixed doubles at the 2016 Olympics, a Swiss newspaper boasted the country would bring a ''Dream Team'' to Rio de Janeiro that could sweep all the tennis medals.

  • The Latest: Wawrinka beats Stepanek, reaches 3rd round

    January 21, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The latest from the Australian Open on Thursday (all times local):8:53 p.m.French Open champion Stan Wawrinka has advanced to the third round of the Australian Open for the eighth consecutive year with a 6-2, 6-3, 6-4 win over Radek Stepanek.

  • Victoria Azarenka introduces "dabbing" Down Under

    January 21, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Victoria Azarenka is introducing tennis fans Down Under to ''the dab.''The what?''The dab. D-a-b,'' Azarenka said, and then spelled, when asked about the distinctive victory salute she has displayed after winning her first two matches at the Australian Open. It entails leaning into a bended elbow and raising the other arm up straight.

  • The Latest: Nadal conqueror out of Australian Open

    January 21, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The latest from the Australian Open on Thursday (all times local):6:06 p.m.Fernando Verdasco, who beat fellow Spaniard Rafael Nadal in the first round, is out of the Australian Open in the second.The veteran lefthander was beaten 4-6, 6-3, 6-3, 7-6 (4) on Thursday by Dudi Sela of Israel.

  • The Latest: Raonic through to 3rd round at Australian Open

    January 21, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The latest from the Australian Open on Thursday (all times local):4:50 p.m.Milos Raonic has advanced to the third round after overcoming determined veteran Tommy Robredo 7-6 (6), 7-6 (5), 7-5. Raonic closed out the match on his third match point, breaking Robredo's serve to win with the only service break.

  • The Latest: Murray advances to 3rd round at Australian Open

    January 21, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The latest from the Australian Open on Thursday (all times local):4:20 p.m.Andy Murray maintained his perfect record against Australian opponents when he defeated Sam Groth 6-0, 6-4, 6-1 Thursday, his 17th consecutive win against players from Down Under.

  • Ivanovic, Muguruza reach 3rd round at Australian Open

    January 20, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Ana Ivanovic was concerned when she heard a loud noise as a spectator fell on some stairs at Rod Laver Arena, an accident that delayed her second-round match for almost a half hour at the Australian Open.The 2008 finalist was leading qualifier Anastasija Sevastova 4-3 in the first set when medical personnel rushed to the woman's aid in the upper level of the 15,000-seat stadium. The players stayed on the court during the break, getting regular updates from tournament officials, before Ivanovic returned to win 6-3, 6-3.

  • The Latest: Victoria Azarenka advances at Melbourne

    January 20, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The latest from the Australian Open on Thursday (all times local):2:38 p.m.Victoria Azarenka has quickly dispatched another opponent at Melbourne Park, defeating Danka Kovinic of Montenegro 6-1, 6-2 in just over an hour.The two-time Australian Open champion hasn't given up more than three games in any of the 14 sets she has played this year, including her run to the title at the Brisbane International two weeks ago.

  • The Latest: No. 3 Muguruza wins at Australian Open

    January 20, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The latest from the Australian Open on Thursday (all times local):2:26 p.m.Third-seeded Garbine Muguruza had a 6-4, 6-2 win over Kirsten Flipkens to reach the third round of the Australian Open for the third straight year.Muguruza, who lost last year's Wimbledon final to Serena Williams, made it to the fourth round in 2014 and 2015 at Melbourne Park. Last year, Williams beat the Venezuelan-born Spaniard in the fourth round here.

  • The Latest: Isner advances to Australian Open 3rd round

    January 20, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The latest from the Australian Open on Thursday (all times local):1:50 p.m.John Isner is back in the third round at Melbourne Park for the fifth time in seven years following a 6-3, 7-6 (5), 7-6 (2) win over Marcel Granollers of Spain.

  • The Latest: Ivanovic advances to Australian Open 3rd round

    January 20, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The Latest from the Australian Open on Thursday (all times local):12:50 p.m.Ana Ivanovic has advanced to the third round at Melbourne Park following a 6-3, 6-3 win over qualifier Anastasija Sevastova in a match that was suspended when a spectator fell on the stairs at Rod Laver Arena.

  • The Latest: Spectator falls in Rod Laver Arena

    January 20, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The Latest from the Australian Open on Thursday (all times local):12 noon.Play was suspended on Rod Laver Arena early Thursday when a spectator became ill on a stairwell in the upper level of the 15,000-seat stadium.Former French Open champion Ana Ivanovic was up a service break and leading qualifier Anastasija Sevastova 4-3 in the first set of their third-round match when play was stopped to allow medical personnel to come to the aid of the spectator. No other details were immediately available.

  • The Latest: Rain delays play on Aussie Open outside courts

    January 20, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The Latest from the Australian Open on Thursday (All times local):11:40 a.m.Misty rain has briefly delayed the start of play on outdoor courts at the Australian Open.Play has begun on the three main stadiums with roofs at Melbourne Park, including the opening match on Rod Laver Arena between 2008 French Open champion Ana Ivanovic and qualifier Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia.

  • Agassi says match-fixing wasn't on his radar when he played

    January 20, 2016

    Andre Agassi says match-fixing in tennis ''never even made my radar'' while he was on tour.The eight-time Grand Slam title winner, who retired from the sport in 2006, said in a phone interview with The Associated Press that he never had any brush with the sort of corruption that was alleged in recent media reports and has been the main topic of conversation at the Australian Open.

  • Tsonga to the rescue of ailing ball girl

    January 20, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Jo-Wilfried Tsonga came to the aid of a ball girl in distress and won accolades on social media from fans who called him a gentleman.The No. 9-seeded Frenchman said he noticed the ball girl was unwell during the third set of his match Wednesday, so he paused before serving and walked over to see what was wrong.

  • The Latest : Djokovic again faces match-fixing questions

    January 20, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The latest from the Australian Open (all times local):12:15 a.m. (Thursday)For the second time in three days, Novak Djokovic has faced questions about match-fixing.On Wednesday after his 6-1, 6-2, 7-6 (3), Australian Open win over Quentin Halys of France, Djokovic was asked at a media conference if reports from an Italian newspaper that ''you lost on purpose'' were true. Djokovic replied ''It's not true.''

  • The Latest: Kvitova "felt tired" during Australian Open loss

    January 20, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The latest from the Australian Open (all times local):MidnightPetra Kvitova isn't really sure what went wrong in her second-round loss to Australia's Daria Gavrilova at Melbourne Park.The two-time Wimbledon champion said she felt ''a little tired'' and ''a little slow'' and ''a little bit weird'' during her 6-4, 6-4 loss - the third time she's fallen before the third round in the past four years.

  • What to Watch on Thursday at the Australian Open

    January 20, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) A veteran Spanish lefthander and a 25-year-old Chinese qualifier who nearly quit tennis last year are back in action Thursday at the Australian Open, hoping to prove that their upset wins over two of the top players in the first round were no flukes.

  • Bouchard's comeback stalls in 2nd-round loss at Aussie Open

    January 20, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) It was only two years ago that Eugenie Bouchard made her arrival on the big stage at the Australian Open, reaching her first Grand Slam semifinal and talking confidently about how she always expected to be one of the game's stars.

  • The Latest: Tsonga comes to aid of Australian Open ball girl

    January 20, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The latest from the Australian Open (all times local):Jo-Wilfried Tsonga came to the aid of a ball girl in distress and won accolades on social media from fans who called him a gentleman.The No. 9-seeded Frenchman said he noticed that the ball girl was unwell during the third set of his match Wednesday, so he paused before serving and walked over to see what was wrong.

  • The Latest: Kvitova out of the Australian Open

    January 20, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The latest from the Australian Open (all times local):10:50 p.m.Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova is out of the Australian Open, beaten 6-4, 6-4 by Russian-born Australian Daria Gavrilova.Playing on Margaret Court Arena on Wednesday night, Gavrilova had one match point in the eighth game of the second set which the sixth-seeded Kvitova saved. The Czech player was broken in the last game, dropping serve for the fifth time in the match.

  • The Latest: Djokovic into 3rd round at Australian Open

    January 20, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The latest from the Australian Open (all times local):10:43 p.m.Novak Djokovic has reached the third round of the Australian Open for the 10th consecutive year after defeating 19-year-old wild card-entry Quentin Halys of France 6-1, 6-2, 7-6 (3).

  • The Latest: Bouchard flags a potential issue

    January 20, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The latest Wednesday from the Australian Open (all times local):10:20 p.m.''Whoops!''Eugenie Bouchard compared her new tennis dress with a national flag - but chose the wrong one.The 21-year-old Canadian described her lightweight tank dress for the Australian Open as having ''red and white stripes like an American flag or something.''

  • The Latest: Radwanska beats Bouchard at Australian Open

    January 20, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The latest Wednesday from the Australian Open (all times local):8:39 p.m.Fourth-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska has ended Eugenie Bouchard's strong start to the year with a 6-4, 6-2 win in a match featuring two former Wimbledon finalists in the second round at Melbourne Park.

  • Tennis stars, past and present, want names of match-fixers

    January 20, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Around the world, players, commentators and fans echoed the call of Roger Federer, who wants to know names of those suspected of match-fixing in a growing scandal that one ex-pro described as a ''major wake-up call for the world of tennis.''

  • The Latest: Dimitrov earns Australian Open match vs Federer

    January 20, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The latest Wednesday from the Australian Open (all times local):6:25 p.m.Grigor Dimitrov has struggled to a 6-3, 4-6, 6-2, 7-5 win over Marco Trungelliti of Argentina in a second-round match at Melbourne Park.Next up for Dimitrov will be a much more formidable opponent in 17-time Grand Slam singles champion Roger Federer. Serving for the match on Court 6 after breaking Trungelliti's service in the 11th game of the final set, Dimitrov clinched the match when the Argentinian player netted a backhand.

  • The Latest: Federer twins in training, maybe not for tennis

    January 20, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The latest Wednesday from the Australian Open (all times local):5:15 p.m.Roger Federer says his 6-year-old twin daughters, Myla and Charlene, have started taking tennis lessons, but the sport's great ambassador doesn't necessarily hope they follow in his footsteps someday. ''I'm happy if they won't end up being on this court, actually,'' Federer said after his second-round win over Alexandr Dolgopolov.

  • The Latest: Serena says Venus should be back at Aussie Open

    January 20, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The latest Wednesday from the Australian Open (all times local):3:57 p.m.As Venus Williams slowly walked off court following her loss to Britain's Johanna Konta on Tuesday, Australian fans may have wondered whether she'd be back for her 17th Australian Open next year.

  • Federer cruises into 3rd round of Australian Open

    January 20, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - Roger Federer has moved into the third round at the Australian Open with a 6-3, 7-5, 6-1 win over Alexandr Dolgopolov.Federer improved his career record against the Ukrainian player to 3-0 without facing a break point in the 93-minute match.

  • The Latest: Roger Federer into Australian Open 3rd round

    January 19, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The latest Wednesday from the Australian Open (all times local):3:50 p.m.Roger Federer has moved into the third round at the Australian Open with a 6-3, 7-5, 6-1 win over Alexandr Dolgopolov.Federer improved his career record against the Ukrainian player to 3-0 without facing a break point in the 93-minute match.

  • The Latest: Serena Williams into Australian Open 3rd round

    January 19, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The latest Wednesday from the Australian Open (all times local):1:56 p.m.Serena Williams has swiftly moved through to the third round at Melbourne Park with a 6-1, 6-2 win over Taiwan's Hsieh Su-wei in exactly one hour.Williams has only fallen in the second round of a Grand Slam tournament wice in her career - losing to her sister Venus in her Australian Open debut in 1998, and being beaten by Garbine Muguruza at the 2014 French Open.

  • The Latest: Nishikori reaches 3rd round for 6th time

    January 19, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The latest Wednesday from the Australian Open (all times local):1:10 p.m.Kei Nishikori reached the third round of the Australian Open for the sixth consecutive year, beating Austin Krajicek 6-3, 7-6 (5), 6-3 on Margaret Court Arena.

  • Fifth-seeded Sharapova reaches 3rd round at Australian Open

    January 19, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Maria Sharapova advanced to the third round of the Australian Open with a 6-2, 6-1 win over Aliaksandra Sasnovich, staying on course for a potential quarterfinal meeting with Serena Williams.Sharapova was finished in 71 minutes Wednesday on Rod Laver Arena, the first match completed on day three after light rain caused delays on outside courts.

  • The Latest: Kuznetsova loses at Australian Open

    January 19, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The latest Wednesday from the Australian Open (all times local):12:56 p.m.Kateryna Bondarenko notched one of her biggest wins since coming out of retirement after having a baby in 2013, beating two-time Grand Slam champion Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-1, 7-5 in the second round at Melbourne Park.

  • Venus Williams fined ,000 for avoiding media

    January 19, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - Venus Williams has been fined ,000 by tournament organizers for skipping a news conference after her first-round exit at the Australian Open.The Australian Open announced the fine Wednesday after a meeting by the committee of Grand Slam supervisors.

  • The Latest: Venus Williams fined ,000 for avoiding media

    January 19, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The latest Wednesday from the Australian Open (all times local):12:35 p.m.Venus Williams has been fined ,000 by tournament organizers for skipping a news conference after her first-round exit at the Australian Open.The Australian Open announced the fine Wednesday after a meeting by the committee of Grand Slam supervisors.

  • The Latest: Sharapova through to Australian Open's 3rd round

    January 19, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The latest Wednesday from the Australian Open (all times local):12:24 p.m.Maria Sharapova became the first player to advance to the third round at the Australian Open when she beat Aliaksandra Sasnovich of Belarus 6-2, 6-1.

  • The Latest: Rain delays outdoor play at Australian Open

    January 19, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The latest Wednesday from the Australian Open (all times local):11:07 a.m.Light rain is falling at Melbourne Park, delaying the start of play on side courts at the Australian Open on Wednesday.Tournament officials said play would not start on those courts until at least 11:30 a.m. Ball boys and girls were sponging the courts off.

  • Tennis stars ask why is courtside gambling OK?

    January 19, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Andy Murray finds it ''hypocritical'' that tennis authorities are trying to stamp out match-fixing run by gambling syndicates but have partnered with a major gambling company that is now advertising on the Australian Open's show courts.

  • The Latest: Brian Baker makes return to Australian Open

    January 19, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The latest from the Australian Open on Tuesday (all times local):11:59 p.m.Brian Baker made a long-awaited return to Melbourne Park three years after collapsing on the court with a torn meniscus in his right knee during a second-round match at the Australian Open.

  • The Latest: Double bagel for Azarenka at Australian Open

    January 19, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The latest from the Australian Open on Tuesday (all times local):11:47 p.m.It was double bagel time at Rod Laver ArenaTwo-time Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka made short work of her Belgian opponent to advance to the second round at Melbourne Park. The No. 14-seeded Azarenka, who won the Australian Open in 2012 and 2013, beat Alison Van Uytvanck 6-0, 6-0 in just 53 minutes Tuesday.

  • Tennis stars ask why are courtside gambling OK?

    January 19, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Andy Murray finds it ''hypocritical'' that tennis authorities are trying to stamp out match-fixing run by gambling syndicates but have partnered with a major gambling company that is now advertising on the Australian Open's show courts.

  • What to Watch on Wednesday at the Australian Open

    January 19, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) A quarterfinal loss to Stan Wawrinka at the Australian Open in 2014 ended Novak Djokovic's 25-match winning streak at Melbourne Park, which included titles in 2011, 2012 and 2013.The No. 1-ranked Djokovic started another Melbourne streak last year when he won a fifth Australian Open title, and he extended his winning streak to eight matches with a first-round win over Chung Hyeon on Monday.

  • The Latest: Emergency - Tomic match delayed for sick woman

    January 19, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The latest from the Australian Open on Tuesday (all times local):10:50 p.m.Play was halted during a dramatic moment in Bernard Tomic's first-round match against Denis Istomin when a female spectator required emergency medical treatment.

  • The Latest: French Open champion Wawrinka into 2nd round

    January 19, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The latest from the Australian Open on Tuesday (all times local):10:36 p.m.French Open champion Stan Wawrinka advanced to the second round at Melbourne Park when his opponent Dmitry Tursonov retired from their first-round match with what appeared to be an upper leg injury.

  • The Latest: Hewitt's retirement delayed after 1st-round win

    January 19, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The latest from the Australian Open on Tuesday (all times local):10:28 p.m.Lleyton Hewitt's retirement will have to wait at least another two days.The Australian veteran, playing in his 20th consecutive national championship, beat fellow wild-card entry and countryman James Duckworth 7-6 (5), 6-2, 6-4 to advance to the second round.

  • The Latest: Halep conqueror nearly quit tennis last year

    January 19, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The latest from the Australian Open on Tuesday (all times local):10:15 p.m.Zhang Shuai nearly quit tennis last year when she couldn't win a match, her ranking plummeted from inside the top 50 on the WTA Tour, and she nearly retired.

  • The Latest: 1 for the ages - Stepanek wins in 1st round

    January 19, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The latest from the Australian Open on Tuesday (all times local):9:12 p.m.Czech qualifier Radek Stepanek has become the oldest man to win a match at the Australian Open in more than 38 years.Stepanek, who is 37 years and 65 days old, defeated Tatsuma Ito of Japan 6-4, 6-3, 6-7 (5), 6-2 in 3 hours, 16 minutes Tuesday to advance to the second round.

  • After big win, Naomi Osaka gets another test: Japanese media

    January 19, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Naomi Osaka, an 18-year-old tennis player from Japan, faced a room overflowing with Japanese journalists on Tuesday after beating Donna Vekic in the first round of the Australian Open for her first-ever win at a Grand Slam tournament.

  • The Latest: No. 2-seeded Halep loses at Australian Open

    January 19, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The latest from the Australian Open on Tuesday (all times local):8:27 p.m.Second-seeded Simona Halep is the latest seed to fall at Melbourne Park, losing to Chinese qualifier Zhang Shuai 6-4, 6-3 in just over an hour.The No. 133-ranked Zhang overpowered the Romanian with 31 winners, including a forehand down the line on match point.

  • Resurgent Venus stopped in 1st round at Australian Open

    January 19, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) When Johanna Konta found out she was playing Venus Williams in the first round of the Australian Open, she thought to herself, ''I just hope I stay out there more than an hour.''The Sydney- born British player did last more than an hour on Tuesday - one hour, 19 minutes to be exact - to reach the second round with a 6-4, 6-2 victory.

  • The Latest: Nadal loses to Verdasco at Australian Open

    January 19, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The latest from the Australian Open on Tuesday (all times local):Fernando Verdasco has knocked fifth-seeded Rafael Nadal out of the opening Grand Slam of the season, beating his fellow Spanish lefthander 7-6 (6), 4-6, 3-6, 7-6 (4), 6-2 in the first round.

  • The Latest: Murray says tennis betting links "hypocritical"

    January 19, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The latest from the Australian Open on Tuesday (all times local):5:27 p.m.Andy Murray thinks it's ''hypocritical'' that tennis tournaments are sponsored by betting companies as the sport tries to combat match-fixing.A day after reports by BBC and BuzzFeed alleged that tennis authorities were suppressing evidence of match-fixing at the sport's highest level, Murray said he didn't agree with the fact the Australian Open is being sponsored this year by a London-based betting agency.

  • Madison Keys adjusts to new year and new coach

    January 19, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Madison Keys is starting the new season with a new coach - who is a man - which is going well now that he's toned down the topspin.The 20-year-old American had a breakthrough season last year, starting with a run to the semifinals at the Australian Open, during her partnership with Lindsay Davenport. The former No. 1-ranked Davenport couldn't travel full time because of family and commentating responsibilities this year, so Keys is now working with former ATP player Jesse Levine.

  • The Latest: Non-contact sport, but Raonic uses mouth guard

    January 19, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The latest from the Australian Open on Tuesday (all times local):4:47 p.m.Fortunately for Milos Raonic, he didn't have to grind out a win against Lucas Pouille in the first round at Melbourne Park. He's got his teeth protected, though, just in case.

  • The Latest: Andy Murray advances at the Australian Open

    January 18, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The latest from the Australian Open on Tuesday (all times local):3:20 p.m.Second-seeded Andy Murray has had little trouble advancing to the second round, beating sometime practice partner Alexander Zverev 6-1, 6-2, 6-3.Murray, who has lost in all four finals he has contested at Melbourne Park, broke Zverev's serve to open the second and third sets and dominated his opponent throughout. Zverev wasn't helped by seven double-faults.

  • Venus Williams loses to Konta in Australian Open's 1st round

    January 18, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Venus Williams tried to rally, winning two games and getting another break-point chance after falling a set and 5-0 behind, before her 16th trip to the Australian Open finished in a first-round loss to Johanna Konta.The 35-year-old, seven-time major winner trudged off Rod Laver Arena, waving to the crowd at 1:55 p.m. on the second day of the tournament following a surprising 6-4, 6-2 loss to the No. 47-ranked Konta, a Sydney-born British player who was making her debut in the main draw at the Australian Open after losing twice previously in qualifying.

  • The Latest: VWilliams out in 1st round at Australian Open

    January 18, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The latest from the Australian Open on Tuesday (all times local):2:03 p.m.Venus Williams has been knocked out of the first round 6-4, 6-2 by Britain's Johanna Konta. The eighth-seeded Williams reached the quarterfinals at Melbourne Park last year to kick off a resurgent season that saw her return to the top 10 for the first time since 2011.

  • The Latest: Keys advances to 2nd round at Australian Open

    January 18, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The latest from the Australian Open on Tuesday (all times local):1:10 p.m.Madison Keys had a slow start in her return to Melbourne Park, but advanced to the second round with a 7-6 (5), 6-1 win over Zarina Diyas.Keys, who reached her first Grand Slam semifinal last year at the Australian Open, fended off two set points in the ninth game before coming back to win the first in a tiebreaker. She then raced out to a 5-0 lead in the second set to put the match away.

  • The Latest: Raonic reaches 2nd round at Australian Open

    January 18, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The latest from the Australian Open on Tuesday (all times local):12:40 p.m.Milos Raonic followed up his victory at the Brisbane International with a clinical, 6-1, 6-4, 6-4 first-round win over Lucas Pouille on the second day of the season's first major.

  • The Latest:3rd-seeded Muguruza into 2nd round in Melbourne

    January 18, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The latest from the Australian Open on Tuesday (all times local):12:14 p.m.Wimbledon finalist Garbine Muguruza needed only an hour to advance through the first round, beating No. 85-ranked Anett Kontaveit 6-0, 6-4 in the opening match on Rod Laver Arena on day two.

  • Australian Open Glance

    January 19, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) A look at the Australian Open on Tuesday:WEATHER: Sunny with a high of 27 Celsius (81 Fahrenheit).ATTENDANCE: Day: 43,789; Night 24,748; TOTAL: 68,537.SEEDED MEN'S RESULTS: No. 2 Andy Murray def. Alexander Zverev, No. 4 Stan Wawrinka def. Dmitry Tursunov, No. 5 Rafael Nadal lost to Fernando Verdasco, No. 8 David Ferrer def. Peter Gojowczyk, No. 10 John Isner def. Jerzy Janowicz, No. 11 Kevin Anderson lost to Rajeev Ram, No. 13 Milos Raonic def. Lucas Pouille, No. 16 Bernard Tomic def. Denis Istomin, No. 18 Feliciano Lopez def. Daniel Evans, No. 20 Fabio Fognini lost to Gilles Muller, No. 21 Viktor Troicki def. Daniel Munoz-De La Nava, No. 23 Gael Monfils def. Yuichi Sugita, No. 25 Jack Sock def. Taylor Fritz, No. 30. Jeremy Chardy def. Ernests Gulbis, No. 31 Steve Johnson def. Aljaz Bedene, No. 32 Joao Sousa def. Mikhail Kukushkin.

  • 'Super Serena' returns with 1st round win at Australian Open

    January 18, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) At the time, she called herself ''Super Serena'' and posted a picture of herself dressed like Superwoman.In hindsight, tennis star Serena Williams thinks it wasn't the best idea to chase after a man who appeared to be stealing her cell phone.

  • The Latest: Tsonga beats Baghdatis in tough 1st-round match

    January 18, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The latest from the Australian Open on Monday (all times local):11:30 p.m.Jo-Wilfried Tsonga wrapped up play on the first day of the Australian Open with a 6-4, 4-6, 6-4, 6-2 win over Marcos Baghdatis in a first-round match featuring two former finalists.

  • Federer: It's time to name players suspected of match fixing

    January 18, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Roger Federer has heard enough speculation about match-fixing in tennis. If players are suspected of corruption, he wants names.Federer was responding to reports by BBC and BuzzFeed News published Monday that tennis authorities have suppressed evidence of match-fixing and overlooked suspected cases involving players ranked in the top 50, including Grand Slam singles and doubles winners.

  • American Noah Rubin upsets 17th seed Paire for 1st major win

    January 18, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Noah Rubin surprised more than a few people with his upset win over 17th-seeded Benoit Paire at the Australian Open on Monday.''My girlfriend's sending me pictures - I'm trending on Twitter. I mean, that stuff is cool,'' Rubin said after his 7-6 (4), 7-6 (6), 7-6 (5) first-round victory.

  • The Latest: Stosur's Australian Open woes continue

    January 18, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The latest from the Australian Open on Monday (all times local):10:40 p.m.Samantha Stosur's woes at her national championship continued when she was beaten 6-4, 7-6 (6) by qualifier Kristyna Pliskova of the Czech Republic.Stosur has never advanced past the fourth round at the Australian Open, and has lost in the first or second round eight times in 14 appearances.

  • What to Watch on Tuesday at the Australian Open

    January 18, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Day Two at the Australian Open features a two-time former champion with a renewed spring in her step, a hard-luck former finalist (times four) and a national hero who could be making his final appearance as a player in his native Australia.

  • The Latest: Federer in easy 1st-round win at Australian Open

    January 18, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The latest from the Australian Open on Monday (all times local):8:49 p.m.Roger Federer has advanced to the second round at Melbourne Park, setting a record just by showing up.The No. 3-seeded Swiss star is appearing in a record 65th consecutive major, an impressive run that started at the Australian Open in 2000. Federer had little trouble Monday beating Nikoloz Basilashvili of Georgia 6-2, 6-1, 6-2.

  • The Latest: Bouchard wins 1st-rounder at Australian Open

    January 18, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The latest from the Australian Open on Monday (all times local):8:38 p.m.A resurgent Eugenie Bouchard continued her injury comeback with a first-round win. The 37th-ranked Bouchard beat Aleksandra Krunic of Serbia 6-3, 6-4 to advance to a second-round matchup against No. 4 Agnieszka Radwanska.

  • The Latest: Sharapova easily advances at Australian Open

    January 18, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The latest from the Australian Open on Monday (all times local):8:24 p.m.Fifth-seeded Maria Sharapova has eased to a 6-1, 6-3 win over Nao Hibino in a first-round match to start the night program at Margaret Court Arena.Sharapova, who pulled out of the Brisbane International with a left forearm injury, appeared to show no side effects from the ailment in her 73-minute win over the Japanese player.

  • The Latest: American wins 1st Grand Slam match in upset

    January 18, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The latest from the Australian Open (all times local):7:25 p.m.Nineteen-year-old wild-card entry Noah Rubin got the biggest win of his career, upsetting 17th-seeded Benoit Paire of France 7-6 (4), 7-6 (6), 7-6 (5) for his first Grand Slam victory.

  • Tennis officials deny suppressing fixing alleged in reports

    January 18, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Tennis authorities have denied suppressing evidence of match-fixing or overlooking suspected cases amid reports on the opening day of the Australian Open alleging widespread corruption at the top level of the sport.In the reports published before the tournament began Monday, the BBC and BuzzFeed News alleged that the Tennis Integrity Unit, the sport's anti-corruption body, had failed to thoroughly investigate a group of 16 players that bookmakers, foreign police and other investigators had warned it about.

  • The Latest: Djokovic to wife: Let's 'make more babies!'

    January 18, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The latest from the Australian Open (all times local):6:40 p.m.Coming off the best season of his career, new dad Novak Djokovic joked that he needs to make some more babies.''Ever since I became a father everything is going uphill on the tennis court,'' Djokovic said after winning his first-round match at the Australian Open on Monday.

  • The Latest: Wozniacki loses in 1st round at Australian Open

    January 18, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The latest from the Australian Open (all times local):6:29 p.m.Former No.1-ranked Caroline Wozniacki is out of the Australian Open, losing 1-6, 7-6 (3), 6-4 to Yulia Putintseva of Kazakhstan.The 16th-seeded Wozniacki was up a service break in the second set. She received treatment on her right ankle during a medical time out in the third set.

  • Sloane Stephens exits, again, in Australian Open 1st round

    January 18, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Sloane Stephens figures she's got plenty more Grand Slams ahead of her to improve upon her performance at this year's Australian Open.The 2013 semifinalist exited in the first round Monday, losing 6-3, 6-3 to Chinese qualifier Wang Qiang, who is ranked No. 102.

  • The Latest: Radwanska into 2nd round at Australian Open

    January 18, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The latest from the Australian Open (all times local):4:54 p.m.Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska has moved into the second round at Melbourne Park with a 6-2, 6-3 win over Christina McHale of the United States.The fourth-seeded Radwanska started her 2016 season on a roll, winning the Shenzhen Open before pulling out of the Sydney Invitational last week with a left leg injury.

  • The Latest: Djokovic wins opening match at Australian Open

    January 18, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The latest from the Australian Open (all times local):4:47 p.m.Top-seeded Novak Djokovic took his first steps toward a sixth Australian Open title with a 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 win over Chung Hyeon of South Korea at Rod Laver Arena.

  • The Latest: Sixth-seeded Berdych starts 50th major with win

    January 17, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The latest from the Australian Open (all times local):3:12 p.m.Sixth-seeded Thomas Berdych advanced to the second round with a 7-5, 6-1, 6-2 win over Yuki Bhambri in a straight-forward opener to his 50th consecutive major tournament. Bhambri was playing his first tour-level match since the last Australian Open.

  • Bright start: Serena Williams advances at Australian Open

    January 17, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Serena Williams made a bright start to her Australian Open title defense, holding up one finger and twirling in her neon yellow two-piece outfit to mark victory No. 1 after advancing 6-4, 7-5 over Camila Giorgi on Monday.Williams withdrew from a warmup tournament because of inflammation in her left knee, so the win over Giorgi was her first completed match since her bid for a calendar-year Grand Slam ended in a semifinal loss at the U.S. Open.

  • The Latest: Sloane Stephens loses at Australian Open

    January 17, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The latest from the Australian Open (all times local):2:51 p.m.Sloane Stephens lost 10 straight games before losing her first-round match at the Australian Open to Chinese qualifier Wang Qiang 6-3, 6-3.The No. 24-seeded Stephens was up 3-1 in the first set and then lost 10 games in a row to the Chinese player, who is ranked 102nd.

  • The Latest: Serena Williams wins opener at Australian Open

    January 17, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The latest from the Australian Open (all times local):2:32p.m.Defending champion Serena Williams has won her first-round match, beating Camila Giorgi of Italy 6-4, 7-5 on Rod Laver Arena.Williams, who just missed a calendar-year Grand Slam in 2015 when she lost in the U.S. Open semifinals, was helped by 12 double-faults by the Italian player, including on break point in the 11th game of the second set to give Williams a 6-5 lead.

  • The Latest: Kei Nishikori wins match at Australian Open

    January 17, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) 1:05 p.m.Kei Nishikori has become the first of the seeded men's players to advance to the second round of the Australian Open.The seventh-seeded Nishikori, who reached the quarterfinals last year, beat Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-4, 6-3, 6-3 without facing a break point Monday.

  • The Latest: Tennis officials dismiss match-fixing claims

    January 17, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) 12:45 p.m.ATP chairman Chris Kermode and the Tennis Integrity United have rejected news reports that match-fixing has gone unchecked in the sport.In reports published on the morning the Australian Open began, the BBC and BuzzFeed News said secret files exposed evidence of widespread suspected match-fixing at the top level of world tennis. The report said that in the last decade 16 players - all at some stage ranked in the top 50 - have been repeatedly flagged to the integrity unit.

  • The Latest: Kvitova wins opening match at Australian Open

    January 17, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) 12:22 p.m.Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova has the distinction of winning the first completed match at the 2016 Australian Open, avenging a loss to Luksika Kumkhum from two years ago.Kvitova beat the Thai qualifier 6-3, 6-1. In 2014, Kumkhum beat Kvitova in three sets to send the-then sixth-ranked player out of the tournament.

  • The Latest: Play under way at the 2016 Australian Open

    January 17, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) 11:12 a.m.Under sunny skies and a temperature of 30 Celsius (86 Fahrenheit), two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova has begun play in her first-round match against Luksika Kumkhum of Thailand, the first match on the center court at the Australian Open.

  • The Latest: Australian Open begins with match-fixing claims

    January 17, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) 10:55 a.m.An International Tennis Federation spokesman at the Australian Open says the Tennis Integrity Unit plans to issue a statement on Monday in reaction to reports over match-fixing in the sport.The BBC and BuzzFeed News says secret files exposed evidence of widespread suspected match-fixing at the top level of world tennis. The report said that in the last decade, 16 players who have been ranked in the top 50 have been repeatedly flagged to the integrity unit.

  • Women's tennis elite shaking off injuries, colds at Aus Open

    January 17, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Before the sneezing and sniffling set in, the world's No. 2-ranked women's tennis player listed her goals for the year.Top priority: ''Just to stay healthy,'' Simona Halep said without hesitating.Almost as an afterthought, the rising 24-year-old Romanian who was a finalist at the 2014 French Open added that her biggest goal was ''to win a Grand Slam.''As the 2016 Grand Slam season kicks off Monday at the Australian Open, Halep is hardly alone in her quest to stay off the injured list and win a major. Most of the top 10-ranked women's players started the year with injuries or illness that forced them to retire or withdraw from tournaments in the first weeks of the season.

  • What to Watch on Monday at the Australian Open

    January 17, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The opening day of the Australian Open should provide quick answers to injury questions which developed over the past few weeks with two of the biggest stars in the women's game.Will six-time winner and defending champion Serena Williams be affected by inflammation in her left knee that forced her out of the Hopman Cup in Perth? And will Maria Sharapova, who lost to Williams in last year's final, get through her first-round match without the recurrence of left forearm soreness that made her withdraw from the Brisbane International, where she was defending champion?

  • Djokovic offers a healthy choice ahead of Australian Open

    January 17, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Novak Djokovic doesn't really need to offer sweeteners to attract a crowd at the Australian Open.Still, in what has become something of a tradition, he handed out some delicacies at his news conference on Sunday. He doled out chocolates at his first meeting with media at previous Australian Open tournaments and it's worked - no man has won more titles here than Djokovic in the Open era.

  • Troicki wins Sydney International title over Dimitrov

    January 16, 2016

    SYDNEY (AP) Defending champion Viktor Troicki's backhand cross-court winner on match point gave the Serbian player a 2-6, 6-1, 7-6 (7) victory over Grigor Dimitrov in the Sydney International final on Saturday.Each player saved match points in the tiebreaker - the conclusion to an 82-minute third set - before Troicki fell to his back when his winner left Dimitrov flat-footed at the net.

  • Take 2: Resurgent Azarenka ready for Australian Open

    January 16, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) In her new music video, Victoria Azarenka spins wheels on a motorbike and sprays graffiti on a wall. There's not a tennis racket to be seen.If her recent resurgence is any guide, the clip isn't a metaphor for her career. It's not a case of the writing being on the wall. She hasn't entirely lost traction.

  • Federer adds "star" to Djokovic's name ahead of Aussie Open

    January 16, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Roger Federer says the so-called Big Four in men's tennis - he, Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal - still exists, with one possible notation and an addition.''Novak deserves like a little star next to his name right now because he's been doing extremely well,'' Federer said Saturday.

  • Serena Williams not worried about injury, or what lies ahead

    January 16, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Injury? What injury? The draw? Don't mention the draw.Six-time Australian Open champion Serena Williams worked her way through the pre-Grand Slam rituals on Saturday, practicing on the center court at Melbourne Park, and fielding questions about the inflammation in her left knee that restricted her preparations, and about a tough road to another title.

  • Cornet wins Hobart International in final over Bouchard

    January 16, 2016

    HOBART, Australia (AP) Alize Cornet ended Eugenie Bouchard's strong run at the Hobart International with a 6-1, 6-2 win over the Canadian in the final on Saturday.Cornet won her fifth WTA title and first since April 2014 in her third attempt at the Hobart International, one of the Australian Open Series warmup tournaments.

  • Hewitt set to end tennis career in his 20th Australian Open

    January 15, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) In one of his final media conferences as a player, Lleyton Hewitt told everyone on Saturday what they already knew - that's he's never lacked for motivation during a career which spanned three decades.And also no surprise that the motivation part is what he'll miss most when he concludes his injury-hit career at the Australian Open, his 20th appearance in his national championship and one which he's never managed to win.

  • Bautista Agut wins ASB Classic as ill Sock retires

    January 15, 2016

    AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut won the ASB Classic singles title when his American opponent Jack Sock was forced to retire with illness while trailing 6-1, 1-0 in Saturday's final.Sock said after his 3-6, 6-1, 6-2 semifinal win over top-seed and four-time champion David Ferrer that he came close to withdrawing from that match after waking Friday with ''flu-like symptoms.''

  • Sock beats Ferrer to reach Auckland final

    January 15, 2016

    SYDNEY (AP) Jack Sock ended David Ferrer's hopes of a fifth singles title in Auckland when he beat the top-seeded Spaniard 3-6, 6-1, 6-2 in the ASB Classic semifinals on Friday.Ferrer seemed on track for another final when he took the first set. But the 26th-ranked Sock broke the eighth-ranked Ferrer's serve in the second game of the second set and held for 3-0, and was never threatened the rest of the way.

  • Sock floors Ferrer to reach Auckland final

    January 15, 2016

    SYDNEY (AP) Jack Sock ended David Ferrer's hopes of a fifth singles title in Auckland when he beat the top-seeded Spaniard 3-6, 6-1, 6-2 in Friday's semifinals of the ASB Classic.Ferrer seemed on track for another title when he took the first set. But the 26th-ranked Sock broke the eighth-ranked Ferrer's serve in the second game of the second set and held for 3-0, and was never threatened the rest of the way.

  • AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2016: Capsules on top women's players

    January 15, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Women to watch at the Australian Open, which begins Monday at Melbourne Park:SERENA WILLIAMSSeeded: 1Age: 34Country: United States2015 Match Record: 53-32015 Singles Titles: 5Career Singles Titles: 69Major Titles: 21 - Australian Open ('03, `05, `07, `09, `10, `15), French Open ('02, `13, `15) , Wimbledon ('02, `03, `09, `10, `12, `15), U.S. Open ('99, `02, `08, `12, `13, `14)

  • AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2016: Capsules on top men's players

    January 15, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Men to watch at the Australian Open, which begins Monday:NOVAK DJOKOVICSeeded: 1Age: 28Country: Serbia2015 Match Record: 82-62015 Singles Titles: 11Career Singles Titles: 59Major Titles: 10 - Australian Open ('08, `11, `12, `13, `15), Wimbledon ('11, `14, `15), U.S. Open ('11, `15),

  • Djokovic, Williams prepared for Australian Open defenses

    January 15, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Novak Djokovic is in the kind of form that has rivals no less than Rafael Nadal describing it as being close to perfection. Serena Williams has been injured, has hardly played since the U.S. Open and had to withdraw from her only tune-up event ahead of the Australian Open.

  • American Jack Sock reaches Auckland's ASB Classic final

    January 15, 2016

    SYDNEY (AP) Jack Sock ended David Ferrer's hopes of a fifth singles title in Auckland when he beat the top-seeded Spaniard 3-6, 6-1, 6-2 in Friday's semifinals of the ASB Classic.Ferrer seemed on track for another title when he took the first set in 28 minutes. But the 26th-ranked Sock broke the eighth-ranked Ferrer's serve in the second game of the second set and held serve for 3-0, and was never threatened the rest of the way.

  • Troicki stays in hunt for 2nd straight Sydney International

    January 14, 2016

    SYDNEY (AP) Viktor Troicki won his rain-delayed quarterfinal at the Sydney International on Friday, and Australian Bernard Tomic retired from his match against Russian Teymuraz Gabashvili while trailing 6-3, 3-0.Tomic said he was feeling ill and may have had food poisoning. He plays his first-round match at the Australian Open in Melbourne on Tuesday against Uzbekistan's Denis Istomin.

  • Schiavone Grand Slam streak 0f 61 straight ends in Melbourne

    January 14, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Francesca Schiavone's record of playing in 61 consecutive Grand Slam events over 15 years has ended after a loss in the in the qualifying tournament for the Australian Open.Schiavone, whose 2010 French Open title has been her only career major, lost Friday to Virginie Razzano 6-1, 4-6, 6-1 in the second round of qualifying at Melbourne Park.

  • Serena Williams, Sharapova in same quarter at Aussie Open

    January 14, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Defending champion Serena Williams and No. 5-ranked Maria Sharapova were drawn into the same section for the Australian Open on Friday, setting up a potential quarterfinal match featuring the 2015 finalists.Six-time champion Williams has a tough draw starting in the opening round against Camila Giorgi of Italy, who finished 2015 at No. 34 and was the highest-ranked player who was not seeded for the season's first major which begins Monday.

  • Ferrer keeps Auckland success going, in semis for 6th time

    January 14, 2016

    SYDNEY (AP) Four-time champion David Ferrer kept alive one ritual and American Jack Sock tried starting another at Auckland's ASB Classic on Thursday.The top-seeded Ferrer reached the semifinals for the sixth time after beating Lukas Rosol 6-3, 6-4, and advanced to play Sock.

  • Ferrer keeps Auckland success going, advances to semifinals

    January 14, 2016

    SYDNEY (AP) Four-time champion David Ferrer will play Jack Sock in the semifinals of Auckland's ASB Classic after beating Lukas Rosol 6-3, 6-4 in a quarterfinal Thursday.The top-seeded Ferrer was appearing in the quarterfinals for the 10th time in 11 Auckland tournaments, and reached the semifinals for the sixth time.

  • Tomic, Azarenka move into top 16 in Australian Open seedings

    January 14, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Defending champions and No. 1-ranked Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams top the Australian Open seedings lists, which follow rankings ahead of the first Grand Slam tournament of 2016.Two-time Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka moved back into the top 16 with her victory at the Brisbane International last week, her first title since 2013. She finished last season at No. 22 but moved up the rankings with her title run in the Australian Open warmup tournament and was seeded No. 14 at Melbourne Park, meaning she avoids early-round encounters with the top-ranked players.

  • Halep, Dimitrov win at Australian Open tune-up in Sydney

    January 13, 2016

    SYDNEY (AP) Top-seeded Simona Halep has booked a semifinal berth at the Sydney International, while fourth-seeded Grigor Dimitrov advanced to the men's quarterfinals of the Australian Open tune-up event.Halep beat last year's Sydney runner-up Karolina Pliskova 6-4, 7-5 and will next play two-time Grand Slam champion Svetlana Kuznetsova, who defeated Sara Errani of Italy 7-6 (1), 6-0 on Wednesday.

  • Kuznetsova, Dimitrov win at Sydney International

    January 13, 2016

    SYDNEY (AP) Two-time Grand Slam champion Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia has booked a semifinal berth at the Sydney International, while fourth-seeded Grigor Dimitrov advanced to the men's quarterfinals of the Australian Open tune-up event.The 30-year-old Kuznetsova, who won the 2004 U.S. Open and 2009 French Open, beat Sara Errani of Italy 7-6 (1), 6-0 on Wednesday and will meet either 2015 Sydney runner-up Karolina Pliskova or top-seeded Simona Halep in the semifinals.

  • Ferrer wins at Auckland, Kyrgios quits in Melbourne

    January 12, 2016

    SYDNEY (AP) Four-time champion David Ferrer beat Australian qualifier Matthew Barton 6-2, 6-4 on Wednesday to reach the quarterfinals of Auckland's ASB Classic for the 10th time in 11 appearances.Fourth-seeded South African Kevin Anderson beat another qualifier, Robin Haase of the Netherlands, 7-6 (8), 7-6 (5).

  • Kerber withdraws from Sydney International with illness

    January 12, 2016

    SYDNEY (AP) Angelique Kerber brought to eight the number of the top-10 women's players laid low by injuries or illness in the lead up to the Australian Open when she withdrew from the Sydney International on Tuesday with a stomach illness.The No. 7-ranked Kerber reached the final of last week's Brisbane International and beat Ukraine's Eline Svitolina in the first round in Sydney before falling ill and pulling out of her second-round match against Russia's Ekaterina Makarova.

  • Kerber withdraws from Sydney tournament with illness

    January 12, 2016

    SYDNEY (AP) Angelique Kerber brought to eight the number of the top-10 women's players laid low by injuries or illness in the lead up to the Australian Open when she withdrew from the Sydney International on Tuesday with a stomach illness.The No. 7-ranked Kerber reached the final of last week's Brisbane International and beat Ukraine's Eline Svitolina in the first round in Sydney before falling ill and pulling out of her second-round match against Russia's Ekaterina Makarova.

  • Kerber withdraws from Sydney tournament with stomach illness

    January 12, 2016

    SYDNEY (AP) Angelique Kerber brought to eight the number of the top-10 women's tennis players laid low by injuries or illness in the lead up to the Australian Open when she withdrew from the Sydney International on Tuesday with a stomach illness.No. 7-ranked Kerber reached the final of last week's Brisbane International and beat Ukraine's Eline Svitolina 4-6, 6-0, 6-3 in the first round in Sydney. But she started to feel ill during that match and informed tournament organizers she would be unable to play her second-round match against Russia's Ekaterina Makarova.

  • Bouchard wins in Hobart 1st round

    January 11, 2016

    SYDNEY (AP) Eugenie Bouchard provided relief from a deluge of bad injury news in the women's game ahead of the Australian Open, as the Canadian won 6-2, 6-1 against Bethanie Mattek-Sands at the Hobart International on Monday.The former No. 5 is on the comeback trail since sustaining a concussion when she fell in the dressing room during last year's U.S. Open, with the Shenzhen Open last week being her first tournament since.

  • Wawrinka beats Coric for 4th Chennai Open title

    January 10, 2016

    CHENNAI, India (AP) Stan Wawrinka won his fourth title at the Chennai Open on Sunday with a 6-3, 7-5 win over promising teenager Borna Coric of Croatia.Fifteen aces and trademark backhand shots helped the top-seeded Swiss dominate against 19-year-old Coric, the youngest player in the world's top 50 at No. 44.

  • Raonic wins Brisbane title, reversing 2015 result v Federer

    January 10, 2016

    BRISBANE, Australia (AP) Milos Raonic got one back on Roger Federer to start the new season. After losing coach Ivan Ljubicic to the Federer camp leading into 2016, Raonic achieved something nobody else born in the 1990s has managed to do against the 17-time major winner - beat him twice.

  • Injury, illness hit top 6 WTA players before Australian Open

    January 10, 2016

    BRISBANE, Australia (AP) It's been an injury and illness-filled start to 2016 for the top six women in tennis, and just a week from the start of the Australian Open.Defending Sydney International champion Petra Kvitova, a two-time Wimbledon winner, pulled out of the Sydney tournament on Sunday, the second week in a row she's had to quit due to a stomach virus. She was joined a few hours later by Agnieszka Radwanska, the No. 2-seeded player in Sydney, who has a left leg injury.

  • Kvitova withdraws from Sydney International with virus

    January 10, 2016

    SYDNEY (AP) Defending women's champion Petra Kvitova has withdrawn from the Sydney International, marking the second consecutive week that the two-time Wimbledon winner has pulled out of tournaments due to a lingering stomach virus.Kvitova retired during the first round of the Shenzhen Open in China last week. She was scheduled to play her first match in Sydney against Germany's Sabine Lisicki on Monday.

  • Top-seeded Wawrinka in line for 4th Chennai Open title

    January 9, 2016

    CHENNAI, India (AP) Stan Wawrinka will play for a third successive Chennai Open title against Borna Coric, the youngest finalist on the ATP Tour in eight years.The final was set on Saturday when top-seeded Wawrinka defeated Benoit Paire of France 6-4, 6-4, and Coric ruined Aljaz Bedene's hopes of a repeat of the 2015 final, beating the Briton 7-6 (5), 6-7 (5), 6-3 after almost three hours.

  • Djokovic crushes Nadal in Qatar Open final

    January 9, 2016

    DOHA, Qatar (AP) Novak Djokovic won his first title of the year by dominating Rafael Nadal 6-1, 6-2 in the Qatar Open final on Saturday.This marked Djokovic's 16th straight final since the Serbian lost in the Qatar Open quarterfinals last year.Going into the final, Djokovic and Nadal were tied at 23 wins apiece in their career meetings, the most between any players in ATP Tour history.

  • Australia wins Hopman Cup for 1st time in 17 years

    January 9, 2016

    PERTH, Australia (AP) Nick Kyrgios and Daria Gavrilova had singles wins over Ukraine to lead Australia Green to the Hopman Cup, the country's first title in the mixed teams event in 17 years.Gavrilova's 6-4, 7-6 (6) victory over Elina Svitolina gave Australia a 1-0 lead before Kyrgios clinched the title with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Alexandr Dolgopolov.

  • Australia takes early lead vs Ukraine in Hopman Cup final

    January 9, 2016

    PERTH, Australia (AP) Daria Gavrilova beat Elina Svitolina 6-4 ,7-6 (6) Saturday to give the Australia Green team an early 1-0 lead over Ukraine in the Hopman Cup mixed teams tennis final.Gavrilova trailed 6-1 in the second-set tiebreaker before reeling off seven consecutive points for an unlikely victory.

  • Radwanska defeats Riske for Shenzhen Open title

    January 9, 2016

    SHENZHEN, China (AP) Agnieszka Radwanska scored a comfortable 6-3, 6-2 victory over Alison Riske of the United States on Saturday to win the Shenzhen Open.The top-seeded Pole continued her fine form from the end of last season when she won titles at Tokyo, Tianjin and the WTA Finals in Singapore.

  • Raonic beats Tomic to reach successive Brisbane finals

    January 9, 2016

    BRISBANE, Australia (AP) Milos Raonic reached the Brisbane International final for the second year running when he beat local Bernard Tomic 7-6 (5), 7-6 (5) on Saturday in the semifinals.Fourth-seeded Raonic lost the 2015 decider to Roger Federer and could meet the 17-time major winner in the championship match again. Federer was playing eighth-seeded Dominic Thiem in the second semifinal.

  • Stephens beats Wozniacki to reach ASB Classic final

    January 8, 2016

    AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) Fifth-seeded American Sloane Stephens coped with an overnight rain break and a stern rally from Caroline Wozniacki to advance to the final of the ASB Classic with a 6-2, 2-6, 7-6 (3) victory Saturday.Stephens led 5-2 in the first set when rain curtailed the match on Friday night, forcing it to be decided Saturday only hours before the scheduled final.

  • Djokovic to play Nadal in final of Qatar Open

    January 8, 2016

    DOHA, Qatar (AP) Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal will break their 23-23 head-to-head record when they meet for the 47th time in the Qatar Open final Saturday.Top-seeded Djokovic beat third-seeded Tomas Berdych 6-3, 7-6 (3) to reach his 16th consecutive final Friday.

  • Two-time defending champion Wawrinka in Chennai semifinals

    January 8, 2016

    CHENNAI, India (AP) Stan Wawrinka advanced to the semifinals of the Chennai Open with a 6-4, 6-4 win over fifth-seeded Guillermo Garcia-Lopez of Spain Friday.The top-seeded Swiss, a two-time defending champion, fired 14 aces to set up a clash with third-seeded Frenchman Benoit Paire.

  • Rafael Nadal advances to final at Qatar Open

    January 8, 2016

    DOHA, Qatar (AP) Rafael Nadal advanced to the 99th final of his career on Friday at the Qatar Open.The second-seeded Spaniard, who has won 67 titles, including 14 majors, beat Illya Marchenko of Ukraine 6-3, 6-4.Nadal will face either top-seeded Novak Djokovic of Serbia or third-seeded Tomas Berdych of Czech Republic in the final - his first on a hard court since he won the 2014 Qatar Open title.

  • Defending champion Federer into Brisbane semifinals

    January 8, 2016

    BRISBANE, Australia (AP) Roger Federer overcame a lingering sickness to hold off Grigor Dimitrov 6-4, 6-7 (4), 6-4 on Friday and take his title defense into the semifinals at the Brisbane International.Another former winner, the unseeded Victoria Azarenka, moved into the women's final by seeing off U.S. qualifier Samantha Crawford 6-0, 6-3.

  • Tomic upsets Nishikori, sets up semi vs Raonic in Brisbane

    January 8, 2016

    BRISBANE, Australia (AP) Bernard Tomic ended Kei Nishikori's streak of semifinal appearances at the Brisbane International on Friday with a 6-3, 1-6, 6-3 win, his first over a top10 player on home soil.Beating the second-seeded Nishikori set Tomic on course for a semifinal against 2015 finalist Milos Raonic, and a possible top-16 seeding for the Australian Open, which starts in 10 days in Melbourne.

  • Radwanska to face Riske in Shenzhen Open final

    January 8, 2016

    SHENZHEN, China (AP) Agnieszka Radwanska advanced to the final of the Shenzhen Open with a 6-2, 6-4 win over Anna-Lena Friedsam on Friday, ensuring she will jump past Maria Sharapova to No. 4 in the rankings just in time for seeding at the upcoming Australian Open.

  • Tomic upsets Nishikori, sets up SF vs Raonic in Brisbane

    January 8, 2016

    BRISBANE, Australia (AP) Bernard Tomic ended Kei Nishikori's streak of semifinal appearances at the Brisbane International with a 6-3, 1-6, 6-3 win on Friday, his first over a Top 10 player on home soil.The victory over second-seeded Nishikori set him on course for semifinal against 2015 finalist Milos Raonic and a possible top 16 seeding for the Australian Open, which starts Jan. 18 in Melbourne.

  • Raonic reaches semifinals at Brisbane International

    January 7, 2016

    BRISBANE, Australia (AP) Milos Raonic became the first man to secure a semifinal spot at the Brisbane International with a 6-4, 6-4 win over Lucas Pouille.The fourth-seeded Raonic, who lost the 2015 Brisbane final to Roger Federer, relied on his big serve to dictate play against No. 78-ranked Pouille.

  • French Open finalist Lucie Safarova out of Australian Open

    January 7, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The WTA Tour says French Open finalist Lucie Safarova has withdrawn from the Australian Open because of the lingering effects of a bacterial infection she picked up last year.Safarova also tweeted: ''As an athlete I'm used to fight on court to win. Today it's off court to get my health back...''

  • Novak Djokovic joins Rafael Nadal in Qatar Open semifinals

    January 7, 2016

    DOHA, Qatar (AP) Top-seeded Novak Djokovic survived a second set challenge to dismiss eighth-seeded Leonardo Mayer of Argentina 6-3, 7-5 to reach the Qatar Open semifinal Thursday.Mayer made four unforced errors when serving for the second set at 5-4 which opened the door for Djokovic to take a straight-set victory.

  • Rafael Nadal gets through to semifinals at Qatar Open

    January 7, 2016

    DOHA, Qatar (AP) Despite being broken four times, Rafael Nadal managed to make his way into the Qatar Open semifinals by beating Andrey Kuznetsov of Russia 6-3, 5-7, 6-4 Thursday.Nadal lost his serve on all four break points he faced against the 79th-ranked Kuznetsov. The second-seeded Spaniard broke his opponent's serve five times in 10 attempts.

  • Paire makes Chennai quarterfinals but Muller knocked out

    January 7, 2016

    CHENNAI, India (AP) Local wild card Ramkumar Ramanathan and Italian qualifier Thomas Fabbiano reached their first ATP quarterfinals at the Chennai Open on Thursday.Also, third-seeded Benoit Paire of France advanced but sixth-seeded Gilles Muller of Luxembourg was knocked out, by Fabbiano 6-4, 7-5 in the second round.

  • Federer opens his 2016 season with comfy win in Brisbane

    January 7, 2016

    BRISBANE, Australia (AP) Roger Federer recalled the celebrations and the festive atmosphere of his 1,000th match victory on tour as soon as he returned to the Brisbane International to fine-tune his preparations for the Australian Open.He achieved the milestone in the final here last year, when he beat Milos Raonic and shared the podium with some of the players he revered from a previous era.

  • Radwanska only seeded player to make Shenzhen semifinals

    January 7, 2016

    SHENZHEN, China (AP) Agnieszka Radwanska advanced to the semifinals of the Shenzhen Open by beating Wang Qiang of China 6-3, 6-2.The top-seeded Pole, who saved two break points in the second set, will next face Anna-Lena Friedsam of Germany. Friedsam beat Katerina Siniakova of the Czech Republic 6-4, 2-6, 6-1.

  • Azarenka advances to semifinals at Brisbane International

    January 7, 2016

    BRISBANE, Australia (AP) Victoria Azarenka maintained her surge in form while the leading women on the tour are struggling with injuries or inconsistency at the start of the season, reaching the Brisbane International semifinals with a 6-1, 6-2 win over eighth-seeded Roberta Vinci.

  • Bouchard's comeback ends in loss to Babos at Shenzhen Open

    January 7, 2016

    SHENZHEN, China (AP) Eugenie Bouchard's comeback from the concussion she suffered at the U.S. Open was stalled by a 6-4, 6-4 loss to Hungary's Timea Babos at the Shenzhen Open on Thursday.This week, Bouchard won her first match on tour since slipping and falling in the locker room at the U.S. Open in September and hitting her head. The sixth-seeded Canadian then reached her first quarterfinal in nearly a year by beating Nicole Gibbs in the second round.

  • Raonic wins at Brisbane, advances to quarters

    January 7, 2016

    BRISBANE, Australia (AP) Canadian Milos Raonic opened his 2016 season with a prickly 6-7 (2), 6-1, 6-4 win over Croatia's Ivan Dodig at the Brisbane International on Thursday.The fourth-seeded Raonic, who had a first-round bye, appeared agitated at times with Dodig's play and was seen on camera mouthing an obscenity at his opponent when Dodig hit a half-volley drop shot at the net for a winner.

  • Milos Raonic wins at Brisbane, advances to quarterfinals

    January 7, 2016

    BRISBANE, Australia (AP) Canadian Milos Raonic opened his 2016 season with a 6-7 (2), 6-1, 6-4 win over Croatia's Ivan Dodig on Thursday at the Brisbane International.The fourth-seeded Raonic, who had a first-round bye, appeared agitated at times with Dodig's play and was seen on camera mouthing an obvious obscenity at his opponent when Dodig hit a half-volley drop shot at the net for a winner.

  • Kerber advances to Brisbane International semifinals

    January 7, 2016

    BRISBANE, Australia (AP) Fourth-seeded Angelique Kerber, the highest-ranked woman remaining at the Brisbane International, advanced to the semifinals on Thursday with a 6-4, 6-4 win over Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.Top-seeded Simona Halep and defending champion Maria Sharapova withdrew injured ahead of their matches on Tuesday, while second-seeded Garbine Muguruza of Spain retired with an injury in the second set of her match Wednesday.

  • Stan Wawrinka advances to Chennai Open quarterfinals

    January 6, 2016

    CHENNAI, India (AP) Stan Wawrinka advanced to the quarterfinals of the Chennai Open by beating Russian teenager Andrey Rublev 6-3, 6-2 Wednesday.The top-seeded Swiss player did not face a break point during the match. He will next face fifth-seeded Guillermo Garcia-Lopez of Spain, who beat Ante Pavic of Croatia 7-6 (5), 6-1.

  • Novak Djokovic advances to quarterfinals at Qatar Open

    January 6, 2016

    DOHA, Qatar (AP) Novak Djokovic advanced to the quarterfinals of the Qatar Open by beating Fernando Verdasco 6-2, 6-2 Wednesday.Djokovic, who saved two break points in his service game, is now 8-4 against the Spaniard. He's also on a 17-match winning streak against Spanish players dating back to a 2014 loss to Tommy Robredo.

  • Serena Williams withdraws from Hopman Cup with knee problem

    January 6, 2016

    PERTH, Australia (AP) Serena Williams withdrew from the Hopman Cup on Wednesday because of inflammation in her left knee, a setback in her preparations for the Australian Open.Williams has been replaced by Vicky Duval in the U.S. team for the last Group A match against the Czech Republic on Thursday. Williams withdrew ahead of her season-opening match against Ukraine on Monday, with Duval filling in for her, and retired in the second set against Australia's Jarmila Wolfe on Tuesday.

  • Ball boy struck by racket as tempers flare at ASB Classic

    January 6, 2016

    AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) A tennis match at the ASB Classic turned into a heated spat between two players on Wednesday after Naomi Broady accused Jelena Ostapenko of deliberately throwing her racket and hitting a ball boy.Ostapenko was running for a shot during the second-set tiebreak when her racket flew out of her hand, hit the back wall and then hit a ball boy on the shoulder.

  • Radwanska advances in Shenzehn but 3 other seeds knocked out

    January 6, 2016

    SHENZHEN, China (AP) Top-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland sailed into the quarterfinals of the Shenzhen Open but three other seeded players were knocked out in the second round Wednesday.Radwanska, who won last year's WTA finals, scored a 6-1, 7-5 win over Chinese player Shuai Zhang.

  • Azarenka advances to quarterfinals at Brisbane International

    January 6, 2016

    BRISBANE, Australia (AP) After two injury-interrupted seasons, Victoria Azarenka is emerging from the shadows of some her highly-ranked rivals who have either withdrawn from Australian Open warmup events or lost in the early rounds.The two-time Australian Open champion reached the quarterfinals of the Brisbane International - a tournament she won in 2009 - with a 6-3, 6-2 win over Ysaline Bonaventure.

  • Azarekna advances to quarterfinals at Brisbane International

    January 6, 2016

    BRISBANE, Australia (AP) After two injury-interrupted seasons, Victoria Azarenka is emerging from the shadows of some her highly-ranked rivals who have either withdrawn from Australian Open warmup events or lost in the early rounds.The two-time Australian Open champion reached the quarterfinals of the Brisbane International - a tournament she won in 2009 - with a 6-3, 6-2 win over Ysaline Bonaventure on Wednesday.

  • Nishikori reaches quarterfinals at Brisbane International

    January 6, 2016

    BRISBANE, Australia (AP) Second-seeded Kei Nishikori advanced to the quarterfinals of the Brisbane International with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Mikhail Kukushkin on Wednesday in his first competitive outing in Australia ahead of the season's first major.Nishikori conceded an early break but dominated the remainder of the second-round match to improve to 4-0 in career meetings with Kukushkin. He'll be aiming to reach the semifinals of the season-opening tournament for the fourth straight year with a win over either Bernard Tomic or Radek Stepanek in his next match.

  • Qualifier beats Kuznetsova in NZ, 2nd upset win in 2 days

    January 5, 2016

    Austrian qualifier Tamira Paszek continued her strong run at the ASB Classic on Wednesday by beating two-time Grand Slam champion Svetlana Kuznetsova after defeating former French Open champion Francesca Schiavone in the first round.Paszek's 6-2, 6-3 win over fourth-seeded Kuznetsova deprived the Auckland tournament of another of its drawcards after the top two seeds, defending champion Venus Williams and Ana Ivanovic, were beaten in the first round.

  • Bedene knocks out Vasek Pospisil in Chennai Open 1st round

    January 5, 2016

    CHENNAI, India (AP) Vasek Pospisil of Canada became the only seed not to reach the Chennai Open second round when he lost to Aljaz Bedene of Britain 7-5, 7-6 (6) on Tuesday.Pospisil, seeded seventh, beat Bedene just over two months ago indoors in Valencia, but the closely ranked pair virtually went point for point outdoors in Chennai. Bedene earned the only break.

  • Tomas Berdych advances to 2nd round at Qatar Open

    January 5, 2016

    DOHA, Qatar (AP) Third-seeded Tomas Berdych advanced to the second round of the Qatar Open by beating Sergiy Stakhovsky of Ukraine 7-5, 6-4 on Tuesday.The sixth-ranked Czech reached the Qatar Open final last year, losing to David Ferrer of Spain.Berdych struggled with his first serve against Stahovsky, but he only dropped serve once and faced only two break points.

  • Kvitova withdraws from Shenzhen Open due to illness

    January 5, 2016

    SHENZHEN, China (AP) Petra Kvitova's new year began with a withdrawal from the Shenzhen Open due to illness on Tuesday after losing the first set against China's Zheng Saisai.Saisai was leading 6-2 in the first round match when the second-seeded Kvitova withdrew.

  • Serena Williams withdraws at Perth, injury toll grows

    January 5, 2016

    BRISBANE, Australia (AP) Serena Williams retired during her Hopman Cup match in Perth on Tuesday, completing a day of injuries and upsets for the leading women's players less than two weeks from the Australian Open.Williams, who missed the U.S. team's opening loss to Ukraine on Monday because of inflammation in her left knee, was trailing 7-5, 2-1 against Jarmila Wolfe when she left the court in her first match of the season.

  • Defending champion Venus Williams ousted in 1st round in NZ

    January 6, 2016

    AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) Defending champion and top-seeded Venus Williams has lost 6-7 (4), 6-3, 6-2 to Russian teenager Daria Kasatkina in the first round of the ASB Classic.The 18-year-old Kasatkina, ranked No. 75 and the third-youngest player inside the top 100, was handed a wildcard in recognition of her potential and fulfilled that promise with a win over the No. 7-ranked Williams.

  • Injured Sharapova, Halep withdraw from Brisbane tournament

    January 5, 2016

    BRISBANE, Australia (AP) Defending champion Maria Sharapova and top-seeded Simona Halep withdrew from the Australian Open warmup tournament in Brisbane within an hour of each other on Tuesday, without playing a match.Sharapova was scheduled to play fellow Russian Ekaterina Makarova but withdrew hours before the first-round match rather than risk further damage to a sore left forearm ahead of the first Grand Slam tournament of the season.

  • Injured Sharapova withdraws from Brisbane International

    January 4, 2016

    BRISBANE, Australia (AP) Maria Sharapova withdrew from her season-opening event at the Brisbane International rather than risk further damage to a sore left forearm ahead of the Australian Open.Sharapova, the defending champion, was scheduled to play fellow Russian Ekaterina Makarova on Tuesday but withdrew hours before the first-round match.

  • Nadal fed up of talking about subpar 2015 season

    January 4, 2016

    DOHA, Qatar (AP) After a disappointing season last year, Rafael Nadal's goal for 2016 is simple.''The most important thing - play better,'' the Spaniard said Monday, citing the physical and mental struggles he went through in 2015.Nadal managed to recapture some confidence toward the end of the year, posting a 17-5 record following the U.S. Open. The late push enabled him to finish the year ranked No. 5, keeping his top five season-ending ranking streak alive for an 11th year.

  • Borna Coric, Ante Pavic advance with 3-set wins in Chennai

    January 4, 2016

    CHENNAI, India (AP) Croatian players Borna Coric and Ante Pavic each earned three-set wins over Spanish opponents on Monday to reach the second round of the Chennai Open.The eighth-seeded Coric defeated Marcel Granollers 7-6 (5), 2-6, 6-4 while Pavic beat Nicolas Almagro 3-6, 7-5, 7-6 (1).

  • Novak Djokovic opens season with win at Qatar Open

    January 4, 2016

    DOHA, Qatar (AP) Novak Djokovic opened his season with a 6-2, 6-2 win over German qualifier Dustin Brown on Monday at the Qatar Open.The top-ranked Serb avoided the post-season exhibitions last month after an exhausting 2015 season in which he won three major titles and reached the final in the other.

  • Riske eliminates Beck in 1st round of Shenzhen Open

    January 4, 2016

    SHENZHEN, China (AP) Alison Riske advanced to the second round of the Shenzhen Open by beating eighth-seeded Annika Beck 6-7 (3), 6-3, 6-2 Monday.The unseeded American will next face Hsieh Su-Wei of Taiwan. Hsieh beat Ying-Ying Duan 6-4, 7-5.Irina-Camelia Begu was among three seeded players to advance. The third-seeded Begu beat Lara Arruabarrena of Spain 6-3, 6-2, while fourth-seeded Monica Niculescu defeated Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia 1-6, 6-4, 6-3 and seventh-seeded Zarina Diyas beat Zhang Kai-Lin of China 6-4, 7-6 (3).

  • Serena Williams skips Hopman Cup opener with knee injury

    January 4, 2016

    PERTH, Australia (AP) Serena Williams withdrew from her opening match at the Hopman Cup on Monday because of inflammation in her left knee, an early setback in her preparations for an Australian Open title defense.The top-ranked Williams practiced ahead of her scheduled season-opener against Elina Svitolina of Ukraine in the international mixed-team competition at Perth Arena, but withdrew from the match and was replaced by Vicky Duval.

  • Czech Republic beats Hewitt, Australia team at Hopman Cup

    January 3, 2016

    BRISBANE, Australia (AP) Lleyton Hewitt lost just weeks away from his retirement as Czech Republic beat the Australia Gold team at the Hopman Cup mixed teams event Sunday.Jiri Vesely defeated Hewitt, who will retire after the Australian Open, 6-3, 6-7 (1), 6-4 before Karolina Pliskova came from 3-1 down in the second set to beat Jarmila Wolfe Gajdosova 7-5, 6-3 at Perth, Western Australia.

  • Nick Kyrgios gives Australian team win at Hopman Cup

    January 3, 2016

    BRISBANE, Australia (AP) Nick Kyrgios broke Alexander Zverev's service at 3-3 in the deciding set for a 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 win Sunday, giving his Australia Green team the winning edge over Germany at the Hopman Cup.Earlier, Russian-born Daria Gavrilova beat Sabine Lisicki 6-2, 6-2 to give the Australian side the early lead in the mixed teams tournament, part of the Australian Open Series ahead of the first Grand Slam of the year beginning Jan. 18 at Melbourne Park.

  • Lepchenko, Gavrilova win easily in Australian Open warm-ups

    January 2, 2016

    BRISBANE, Australia (AP) An Uzbekistan-born American and a Russian-born Australian had easy straight-set victories Sunday in Australian Open Series warmup tournaments.At the Brisbane International, U.S. citizen Varvara Lepchenko, who was born in Tashkent, beat Anna Karolina Schmiedlova of Slovakia 6-2, 6-1 in the first round.

  • Tough tennis act to follow: Can Serena dominate again?

    January 2, 2016

    BRISBANE, Australia (AP) There may be no tougher act to follow in any sport in 2016 than Serena Williams' attempt to match her nearly perfect season of tennis last year.Williams, who won the first three majors in 2015 and lost in the U.S. Open semifinals - 26 consecutive wins in majors, just missing a calendar-year Grand Slam - will begin that attempt when she teams with Jack Sock for the American team at the Hopman Cup in Perth, Western Australia.

  • Gael Monfils out of Hopman Cup with leg injury

    December 31, 2015

    PERTH, Australia (AP) Gael Monfils has withdrawn from the Hopman Cup mixed team event due to an unspecified leg injury and will be replaced by French compatriot Kenny De Schepper.It was not clear whether the injury would prevent the 24th-ranked Monfils from competing in the Australian Open beginning Jan. 18 in Melbourne.

  • Attorney: Miami Open all but certain to leave Key Biscayne

    December 30, 2015

    MIAMI (AP) The Miami Open is all but certain to leave Key Biscayne because of a court decision, a lawyer for the tennis tournament said Wednesday.The ruling blocks the tournament from upgrading its complex on the island near Miami. Tournament officials have long said improvements are essential if the event is to remain among the most prestigious in tennis.

  • Richard Gasquet withdraws from Australian Open

    December 29, 2015

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) World No. 9 Richard Gasquet has withdrawn from the Australian Open because of a back injury.Tournament organizers tweeted news of Gasquet's withdrawal late Tuesday, adding ''we wish him a speedy recovery.''France's Gasquet is the third withdrawal from the Grand Slam tournament which starts on Jan. 18 at Melbourne Park, after Juan Monaco and Thanasi Kokkinakis. Britain's Kyle Edmund will take his place in the main draw.

  • Soderling, 2-time French Open finalist, retires at 31

    December 23, 2015

    STOCKHOLM (AP) Two-time French Open finalist Robin Soderling is retiring at the age of 31 due to illness.The big-serving Swede, who ended Rafael Nadal's 31-match winning streak at the French Open in 2009, has never fully recovered from contracting glandular fever in 2011, when he last played competitively.

  • Davis Cup: Kooyong to host Australia-US match on grass

    December 23, 2015

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Lleyton Hewitt's debut as Australia's Davis Cup captain will take place against the United States at Kooyong, the former home of the Australian Open, in March.Tennis Australia says Thursday the March 4-6 first-round match will be on a temporary grass court at the Melbourne complex that has hosted 10 Davis Cup matches, including Australia winning 1983 and 1986 finals against Sweden.

  • Djokovic and Williams named 2015 ITF World Champions

    December 22, 2015

    LONDON (AP) Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams have been named ITF World Champions for 2015, after both players won three Grand Slam titles this year.Djokovic won the Australian Open, Wimbledon and the U.S. Open, amassing a career-best total of 11 titles in 2015 and an 82-6 win-loss record.

  • Mary Pierce, Mark Woodforde to serve on ITF board

    December 21, 2015

    LONDON (AP) Former Grand Slam champions Mary Pierce and Mark Woodforde have been appointed to the board of directors of the International Tennis Federation.The two former players will serve four-year terms as athlete members of the 15-member board, subject to ratification by the ITF general assembly next June. The ITF earlier this year approved a change mandating athlete representation on the board.

  • Rodionova falls 1 match short of wild-card win after wedding

    December 19, 2015

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Russian-born Australian Arina Rodionova has fallen one match short of gaining a wild-card entry into January's Australian Open, losing the deciding match a day after her marriage.Teenager Maddison Inglis beat Rodionova 6-4, 6-2 in the women's wild-card final Sunday to gain entry to the main draw of the Grand Slam tournament beginning Jan. 18.

  • Arina Rodionova wins wildcard semifinal on her wedding day

    December 18, 2015

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Arina Rodionova's wedding day started with a bonus Saturday - a semifinal win in the Australian Open wildcard qualifying tournament.The Russian-born Australian beat Storm Sanders 1-6, 6-4, 7-5 in a morning match to advance to Sunday's final.

  • Arina Rodionova wins playoff semifinal her wedding day

    December 18, 2015

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Arina Rodionova's wedding day started with a bonus Saturday - a semifinal win in the Australian Open wildcard qualifying tournament.The Russian-born Australian beat Storm Sanders 1-6, 6-4, 7-5 in a morning match to advance to Sunday's final.

  • Britain to hand out 10,000 free rackets to find new talent

    December 18, 2015

    LONDON (AP) Britain is launching a new drive to develop young tennis talent in the wake of the country's Davis Cup success.The Lawn Tennis Association says it will hand out 10,000 free rackets and offer 10,000 free junior tennis courses across the country.

  • Greek tennis player Jakupovic gets life ban for corruption

    December 18, 2015

    LONDON (AP) Greek tennis player Alexandros Jakupovic has been banned from the sport for life for breaking rules on match-fixing.The Tennis Integrity Unit says on Friday that 34-year-old Jakupovic was found guilty of five charges under the sport's anti-corruption program.

  • Wedding, tennis day conflict, but no worries for Rodionova

    December 17, 2015

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Arina Rodionova has a big day planned Saturday - a semifinal match in an Australian Open wildcard qualifier and, in a fairly huge conflict for timing, her wedding.The Russian-born Australian is into the semifinals of the Australian Open playoffs, which could see her gain a spot in the main draw for the first Grand Slam tournament of 2016 if she wins Sunday's final.

  • Andy Murray will leave Australian Open early if baby comes

    December 16, 2015

    Andy Murray will leave the Australian Open early if his wife goes into labor prematurely.Kim Sears isn't expecting until mid-February, but Murray told the Daily Mail newspaper that he's prepared to withdraw from the first major of the year if she goes into labor early.

  • Andy Murray will quit Australian Open early if baby comes

    December 16, 2015

    Andy Murray says he's ready to leave the Australian Open early so as not to miss the birth of his first child.His wife Kim Sears isn't expecting until mid-February, but Murray tells the Daily Mail newspaper in Wednesday's edition that he's prepared to withdraw from the first major of the year if she goes into labor prematurely.

  • For Serena Williams, Grand Slam is 1 feat to still chase

    December 15, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) Serena Williams says completing a Grand Slam is a goal she'd like to accomplish. For now, her focus is on winning another major tournament, not four in a row.Williams was two victories away from sweeping all four in the same year when she was stunned by Roberta Vinci in the U.S. Open semifinals in September. Her dominant season earned her Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year honors, and she was feted Tuesday night at a banquet in Manhattan.

  • Serena Williams honored as SI's Sportsperson of the Year

    December 14, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) Serena Williams is Sports Illustrated's Sportsperson of the Year - the first female athlete honored on her own by the magazine in more than 30 years.Williams came within two matches of tennis' first calendar-year Grand Slam since 1988, a bid that ended with a semifinal loss at the U.S. Open.

  • Federer, Edberg coaching deal ends, Ivan Ljubicic hired

    December 9, 2015

    Roger Federer says his coaching relationship with his ''childhood idol'' Stefan Edberg has ended, and the six-time Grand Slam singles champion will not travel with him next year.In a statement to the ATP website, Edberg said: ''Roger and I had a wonderful two years together ... it became very clear from the start that this was going to be a special partnership, working with the greatest ambassador tennis has ever seen.''

  • Serena Williams wins 4th WTA Player of Year award in a row

    December 8, 2015

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Serena Williams has won the WTA's Player of the Year award for the fourth consecutive time and seventh overall.The women's tennis tour announced its annual awards Tuesday.Williams was ranked No. 1 throughout 2015, going 53-3 with a WTA-high five titles, including three at major tournaments - Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon. Bidding for the Grand Slam, she lost in the semifinals of the U.S. Open to Roberta Vinci.

  • France to host Davis Cup tie vs. Canada in Guadeloupe

    December 4, 2015

    PARIS (AP) France will play its Davis Cup first-round tie against Canada in the overseas department of Guadeloupe in March, the French Tennis Federation said on Friday.New captain Yannick Noah - the last Frenchman to win a Grand Slam when he won the French Open in 1983 - will lead the team for the first time in the town of Baie-Mahault from March 4-6.

  • Dellacqua to miss Australian Open due to a concussion

    December 4, 2015

    SYDNEY (AP) Doubles specialist Casey Dellacqua has been forced to withdraw from the Australian Open due to the lingering effects of a concussion she sustained at the China Open in October.The 30-year-old Australian, who reached two doubles Grand Slam finals this year, fell heavily during the Beijing tournament and was hospitalized.

  • Andy Murray gives Britain Davis Cup title after 79 years

    November 29, 2015

    GHENT, Belgium (AP) With one perfect lob, Andy Murray ended eight decades of Davis Cup frustration for Britain.By beating David Goffin 6-3, 7-5, 6-3 on Sunday, Murray secured Britain's 3-1 victory over Belgium in the Davis Cup final and ended a drought for the country dating back to 1936. The 79-year gap is the longest between titles in Davis Cup history.

  • Britain wins doubles, 1 point away from Davis Cup title

    November 28, 2015

    GHENT, Belgium (AP) Britain is one point away from lifting the Davis Cup title for the first time in 79 years after winning the doubles against Belgium on Saturday.Brothers Andy and Jamie Murray beat David Goffin and Steve Darcis 6-4, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 to give Britain a 2-1 lead in the final going into the reverse singles on Sunday.

  • Britain and Belgium tied 1-1 after opening day in Davis Cup

    November 27, 2015

    GHENT, Belgium (AP) Andy Murray kept Britain in contention in the Davis Cup final when he beat Belgium's Ruben Bemelmans in straight sets to leave the two nations level at 1-1 after the opening singles Friday.Murray, ranked No. 2 in the world, made a smooth transition to clay and won 6-3, 6-2, 7-5 against his left-handed opponent, who is ranked No. 108.

  • Goffin beats Edmund, Belgium leads 1-0 over Britain

    November 27, 2015

    GHENT, Belgium (AP) David Goffin came back from two sets down for the first time in his career to give Belgium a 1-0 lead over Britain in the Davis Cup final with a 3-6, 1-6, 6-2, 6-1, 6-0 win over Kyle Edmund on Friday.Edmund came close to making his Davis Cup debut a memorable one after rolling through the first two sets against the much higher ranked Belgian. But Goffin stepped up his game as the 20-year-old Edmund started making mistakes.

  • Andy Murray leads Britain's Davis Cup bid against Belgium

    November 26, 2015

    GHENT, Belgium (AP) Andy Murray ended a 77-year wait for a British man to win the Wimbledon title and he is on the verge of snapping an even longer drought in the Davis Cup final.The best-of-five series between Britain and Belgium starts Friday with David Goffin playing Kyle Edmund, who will be making his Davis Cup debut in the final. Murray then plays Ruben Bemelmans, who was surprisingly picked over higher-ranked Steve Darcis.

  • Melzer out for 9 months after surgery, misses Rio Olympics

    November 26, 2015

    VIENNA (AP) Jurgen Melzer says he will be out for nine months and miss the 2016 Rio Olympics following surgery on his left shoulder.The formerly eighth-ranked Melzer, who hasn't played since the U.S. Open, has been struggling for years with persistent shoulder problems.

  • Goffin to start Davis Cup final against Edmund

    November 26, 2015

    GHENT, Belgium (AP) Kyle Edmund will make his Davis Cup debut for Britain when he opens the Davis Cup final against David Goffin of Belgium on Friday.Andy Murray, leading Britain's bid for its first title in 79 years, will play Ruben Bemelmans in the second singles match, also Friday.

  • Betting company to sponsor Davis Cup and Fed Cup tennis

    November 25, 2015

    LONDON (AP) A leading online betting company has become an international sponsor of the Davis Cup and Fed Cup tennis competitions.The International Tennis Federation says Betway will sponsor the men's and women's team events for three years through 2018.

  • Tennis final to go ahead in Belgium with increased security

    November 24, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Davis Cup final is set to go ahead as planned in Ghent this weekend with increased security measures because of the ongoing terror alert in Belgium, the International Tennis Federation said Monday.After delaying the trip by a day, Britain's team flew into Ghent on Monday ahead of the three-day final against Belgium, which begins on Friday.

  • Rojer and Tecau win doubles title at ATP finals

    November 22, 2015

    LONDON (AP) Jean-Julien Rojer of the Netherlands and Horia Tecau of Romania won the doubles title at the ATP finals on Sunday, beating Rohan Bopanna and Florin Mergea 6-4, 6-3.The second-seeded Rojer and Tecau, who have been playing together for two seasons, went 5-0 without losing a set at the season-ending tournament. They beat top-seeded Bob and Mike Bryan 6-4, 6-4 in the semifinals.

  • Djokovic beats Nadal, advances to final at ATP finals

    November 21, 2015

    LONDON (AP) Novak Djokovic is back in the final of the season-ending ATP finals.The top-ranked Serb beat Rafael Nadal 6-3, 6-3 Saturday at the O2 Arena, putting him one win away from a fourth straight title at the tournament for the top eight players in the world.

  • Nadal outlasts Ferrer to stay unbeaten at ATP finals

    November 20, 2015

    LONDON (AP) Rafael Nadal outlasted David Ferrer 6-7 (2), 6-3, 6-4 Friday to finish the group stage unbeaten at the ATP World Tour Finals.Neither player had much at stake as Nadal had already clinched first place in the group and Ferrer had been eliminated, but the two baseline sluggers still went at it relentlessly for more than 2 1/2 hours in a match full of heavy hitting and long rallies.

  • Federer agrees to play Stuttgart tournament through 2017

    November 20, 2015

    LONDON (AP) Roger Federer has agreed to play in the grass-court tournament in Stuttgart for the next two years, which would take his playing career at least halfway through 2017.Organizers of the Mercedes Cup made the announcement on the tournament website Friday. The June tournament switched from clay this year to open the extended grass-court season and is a key warmup event for Wimbledon, where Federer is still seeking a record eighth title.

  • Federer beats Nishikori in 3 sets at ATP finals

    November 19, 2015

    LONDON (AP) Roger Federer made up for his own mistakes in a see-saw match to earn his third straight victory at the ATP finals on Thursday, beating Kei Nishikori 7-5, 4-6, 6-4 to secure top spot in his group and eliminate the Japanese player.Federer broke for a 3-1 lead in all three sets but Nishikori came back each time, taking advantage of some rare mishits by the Swiss star along the way. But he finally ran out of comebacks as Federer earned his sixth break of the match in the last game, clinching the win with a smash at London's O2 Arena.

  • Nadal wins another at ATP finals, beats Murray in 2 sets

    November 18, 2015

    LONDON (AP) Rafael Nadal won his second straight match at the ATP finals, beating Andy Murray 6-4, 6-1 Wednesday to close in on a spot in the semifinals of the season-ending tournament.Nadal has been having one of the worst years of his career with 19 losses so far, but his game has improved since the U.S. Open, when he lost in the third round.

  • ITF: Davis Cup final to go ahead next week in Ghent

    November 17, 2015

    BRUSSELS (AP) The Davis Cup final between Belgium and Britain will go ahead next week despite security concerns following the Paris attacks, the International Tennis Federation said on Tuesday.Belgium's soccer friendly with Spain, scheduled for Tuesday in Brussels, was canceled amid safety concerns, but the ITF was confident that the final in Ghent, 55 kilometers (35 miles) from the Belgian capital, will not be affected.

  • Kei Nishikori beats Tomas Berdych in 3 sets at ATP final

    November 17, 2015

    LONDON (AP) Kei Nishikori won his first match at the ATP Finals, beating Tomas Berdych 7-5, 3-6, 6-3 Tuesday.The eighth-seeded Nishikori, who reached the semifinals at the season-ending tournament last year, is 1-1 after losing to Novak Djokovic on Sunday.

  • Britain names Davis Cup team for final against Belgium

    November 17, 2015

    LONDON (AP) Andy Murray heads the five-man British team for next week's Davis Cup final against Belgium.Murray is joined by brother Jamie, James Ward, Kyle Edmund and Dominic Inglot in an unchanged side to the team that beat Australia in the semifinals.

  • Florida's Crawford earns Australian Open wild card from USTA

    November 17, 2015

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) Samantha Crawford of Tamarac, Florida, has earned a main-draw Australian Open wild-card berth from the U.S. Tennis Association.The USTA announced Monday that Crawford clinched the spot in the first Grand Slam tournament of 2016 by winning a lower-level event in Scottsdale, Arizona. It is the 20-year-old's first professional singles title.

  • Murray wins his opening match at ATP finals in straight sets

    November 16, 2015

    LONDON (AP) Instead of practicing on clay for this month's Davis Cup final, Andy Murray is playing on a hard court.And winning.The second-seeded Murray won his opening match at the season-ending ATP finals on Monday, beating David Ferrer 6-4, 6-4 less than two weeks before he will lead Britain against Belgium in the Davis Cup.

  • Defending champ Czechs beat Russia in Fed Cup final

    November 15, 2015

    PRAGUE (AP) Defending champion Czech Republic clinched its fourth Fed Cup title in five years after Karolina Pliskova and Barbora Strycova won the decisive doubles Sunday against the Russian pair of Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and Elena Vesnina.The Czechs rallied to a 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 victory to take the best-of-five series 3-2 on an indoor hard court at Prague's O2 Arena, where security was stepped up following the attacks in Paris.

  • Pliskova beats Pavlyuchenkova to level Fed Cup final

    November 15, 2015

    PRAGUE (AP) Karolina Pliskova kept defending champion Czech Republic in the Fed Cup final by defeating Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-3, 6-4 in the second reverse singles on Sunday to level the match at 2-2.Earlier, Maria Sharapova came from a set down to beat Petra Kvitova 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 in the first reverse singles to give Russia a 2-1 lead.

  • No. 1 Djokovic stretches ATP finals winning streak to 15

    November 15, 2015

    LONDON (AP) Novak Djokovic stretched his winning streak to 15 straight at the ATP finals by beating Kei Nishikori 6-1, 6-1 Sunday.The top-ranked Serb has not lost at the season-ending tournament at the O2 Arena since 2011. He has won three straight titles since then.

  • ATP holds minute's silence for victims of Paris attacks

    November 15, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The ATP has held a minute's silence for the victims of the Paris attacks.The tribute came Sunday before Novak Djokovic and Kei Nishikori were to play in the opening match of the season-ending ATP finals at the O2 Arena.The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for Friday's attacks on the Stade de France, a concert hall and Paris cafes that left 129 people dead and more than 350 wounded, 99 of them seriously.

  • Sharapova beats Kvitova, Russia leads 2-1 in Fed Cup final

    November 15, 2015

    PRAGUE (AP) Maria Sharapova came from a set down to defeat Petra Kvitova in the first reverse singles on Sunday to give Russia a 2-1 lead over defending champion Czech Republic in the Fed Cup final.In a matchup of two top 10 players, the fourth-ranked Sharapova rallied to a 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 victory over the sixth-ranked Kvitova to put Russia one win away from its first Fed Cup title since 2008.

  • Sharapova beats Pliskova to even Fed Cup final in Prague

    November 14, 2015

    PRAGUE (AP) Maria Sharapova won to put Russia level with the defending champion Czech Republic at 1-1 in the Fed Cup final on Saturday.Sharapova defeated Karolina Pliskova 6-3, 6-4, after two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova overcame a slow start to beat Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 2-6, 6-1, 6-1.

  • ATP enhances World Tour Finals security after Paris attacks

    November 14, 2015

    LONDON (AP) Spectators attending the ATP World Tour Finals in London over the next week will not be allowed to bring food or drinks into the O2 arena after organizers enhanced security following the terrorist attacks in Paris.The ATP said in a statement Saturday that ''no bags larger than a small laptop bag or handbag will be permitted'' and asked visitors to make time for security checks.

  • Czech Republic leads Russia 1-0 in Fed Cup final

    November 14, 2015

    PRAGUE (AP) Petra Kvitova overcame a slow start and rallied for a 2-6, 6-1, 6-1 victory over Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova on Saturday to give defending champion Czech Republic a 1-0 lead over Russia in the Fed Cup final.Amid increased security measures following the terrorist attacks in Paris, the Czech player converted her first match point when the 28th-ranked Russian double-faulted.

  • Kvitova to open Fed Cup final against Pavlyuchenkova

    November 13, 2015

    PRAGUE (AP) Petra Kvitova will open the Fed Cup final against Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova when the defending champion Czech Republic faces Russia.The sixth-ranked Czech is 6-3 against the Russian and will look to give the hosts a good start in their quest for fourth title in five years.

  • Sharapova eyes first Fed Cup final against Czechs

    November 11, 2015

    PRAGUE (AP) Seven years after she helped Russia win its last Fed Cup title, Maria Sharapova finally gets to play in a final this weekend.Her rare presence in the team is a boost for Russia's hopes of taking the cup from the defending champion Czech Republic on an indoor hard-court at Prague's O2 Arena.

  • Djokovic, Federer, Bryan brothers get top ATP awards

    November 11, 2015

    LONDON (AP) Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and the Bryan brothers are the winners of the ATP's top awards for 2015.Djokovic, who won three Grand Slam titles this year, will receive the ATP World Tour No. 1 award for the second straight year and fourth time overall. He has been ranked No. 1 since July 7, 2014.

  • 8-time Slam champ Ivan Lendl helps USTA try to develop stars

    November 10, 2015

    Ivan Lendl is getting back into coaching to try to groom the next American tennis champion.Lendl, an eight-time Grand Slam title winner and former coach of Andy Murray, is working with about a half-dozen 15- and 16-year-old boys as part of the U.S. Tennis Association's player development program.

  • Djokovic easily beats Murray to win Paris Masters title

    November 8, 2015

    PARIS (AP) Novak Djokovic beat Andy Murray 6-2, 6-4 to win the Paris Masters for the third straight year and a record fourth time, dominating the second-seeded Briton from the outset in a one-sided final that saw Murray on the back foot throughout.The top-ranked Serb was largely untroubled clinching his 10th title of the season - four ahead of Roger Federer and six more than Murray. It was the 58th title of his glittering career and 26th in Masters events, two more than Federer and one behind leader Rafael Nadal.

  • Venus Williams beats Pliskova to win WTA Elite Open

    November 8, 2015

    ZHUHAI, China (AP) Top-seeded Venus Williams beat Karolina Pliskova 7-5, 7-6 (6) to win the WTA Elite Trophy on Sunday.Pliskova had a set point at 6-5 in the tiebreaker but Williams hit back-to-back forehand winners to close out the win.''Seven weeks here in Asia and now I feel like it's my home,'' Williams said. ''I'm so excited to win the first trophy in Zhuhai. All the players felt so welcome here and we appreciated all of the enthusiasm.''

  • Nishikori OK, early arrival in London for World Tour Finals

    November 7, 2015

    Kei Nishikori plans to arrive in London one week early for the World Tour Finals after retiring from the Paris Masters because of a back injury.Agent Olivier R. van Lindonk says Saturday that Nishikori will start practicing next week to get ready for the last tournament of the season, which begins Nov. 15 at the O2 Arena and features the top eight players.

  • Andy Murray beats David Ferrer to reach Paris Masters final

    November 7, 2015

    PARIS (AP) Andy Murray reached the Paris Masters final for the first time after beating David Ferrer 6-4, 6-3 Saturday to record a fourth consecutive win against the eighth-seeded Spaniard.Murray beat Ferrer in the French Open quarterfinals this year and now leads him 11-6 overall, including six of their last seven encounters.

  • Venus Williams beats Vinci in semis of WTA Elite Trophy

    November 7, 2015

    ZHUHAI, China (AP) Top-seeded Venus Williams overpowered Roberta Vinci 6-2, 6-2 on Saturday to advance to the final of the WTA Elite Trophy.Williams broke serve six times to dispatch the fourth-seeded Italian in just 65 minutes.''Today wasn't an easy match,'' Williams said. ''Every game was really well-contested and she never gave me any points. She's had a great year; I felt like I really earned it today.''

  • Murray reaches semifinals at Paris Masters

    November 6, 2015

    PARIS (AP) Second-seeded Andy Murray overcame strong resistance from local favorite Richard Gasquet to reach the semifinals of the Paris Masters for the first time on Friday.Playing in his sixth quarterfinal at the indoor tournament, Murray struggled with his first serve but managed to break the 10th-seeded Gasquet three times to advance with a 7-6 (7), 3-6, 6-3 win.

  • Svitolina rallies to beat Suarez Navarro at WTA Elite Trophy

    November 6, 2015

    ZHUHAI, China (AP) Elina Svitolina advanced to the semifinals of the WTA Elite Trophy by beating second-seeded Carla Suarez Navarro 6-7 (4), 6-1, 6-3 Friday.The eighth-seeded Ukrainian took control after dropping a marathon 80-minute first set, saving four of seven break points in the second and third sets.

  • Murray, Djokovic advance to quarterfinals at Paris Masters

    November 5, 2015

    PARIS (AP) In a prelude to this month's Davis Cup final, Andy Murray routed David Goffin 6-1, 6-0 Thursday to reach the quarterfinals at the Paris Masters while top-ranked Novak Djokovic advanced in straight sets.Murray lost only eight points on his serve and broke the 16th-seeded Belgian five times.

  • Andy Murray advances to quarterfinals at Paris Masters

    November 5, 2015

    PARIS (AP) In a prelude to this month's Davis Cup final, Andy Murray routed David Goffin 6-1, 6-0 Thursday to reach the quarterfinals at the Paris Masters.Murray lost only eight points on his serve and broke the 16th-seeded Belgian five times.Murray and Goffin are expected to face each other again in the Davis Cup final between Britain and Belgium in Gent from Nov. 27-29.

  • Williams advances to semifinals of WTA Elite Trophy

    November 5, 2015

    ZHUHAI, China (AP) Top-seeded Venus Williams rallied to beat Saisai Zheng of China, 4-6, 6-1, 6-1 and advance to the semifinals of the WTA Elite Trophy on Thursday.Williams hit six aces and saved two of four break points against Zheng, who entered the tournament on a wild-card berth.

  • Murray advances to quarters with easy win at Paris Masters

    November 5, 2015

    PARIS (AP) Second-seeded Andy Murray reached the quarterfinals of the Paris Masters on Thursday after beating David Goffin in straight sets.Murray lost just eight points on his serve and broke the 16th-seeded Belgian five times as he cruised to a 6-1, 6-0 win.

  • Andy Murray eliminates Coric in 2nd round of Paris Masters

    November 4, 2015

    PARIS (AP) Andy Murray advanced to the third round of the Paris Masters by beating 18-year-old Croatian Borna Coric 6-1, 6-2 Wednesday.The second-seeded Murray won 84 percent of his first-serve points and broke Coric twice in each set.Murray will next play 16th-seeded David Goffin of Belgium, who beat Dusan Lajovic of Serbia 6-2, 6-2. Murray and Goffin will also face each other later this month in the Davis Cup final.

  • Vinci beats Kuznetsova 6-4, 6-4 at WTA Elite Trophy

    November 4, 2015

    ZHUHAI, China (AP) U.S. Open finalist Roberta Vinci won her first match at the WTA Elite Trophy, beating Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-4, 6-4 Wednesday.One break in each set proved enough for the fourth-seeded Italian, who saved all three break points she faced.

  • Vinci overpowers Kuznetsova 6-4, 6-4 at WTA Elite Trophy

    November 4, 2015

    ZHUHAI, China (AP) U.S. Open finalist Roberta Vinci beat Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-4, 6-4 on Wednesday in her first match of the WTA Elite Trophy.The fourth-seeded Italian saved all three break points she faced against No. 11 Kuznetsova.The tournament brings together 11 of the top players who did not qualify for last week's WTA Finals in Singapore, including Caroline Wozniacki, Jelena Jankovic and Venus Williams. Zheng Saisai of China was added to the field as a wild-card entry.

  • Former British tennis player Mike Davies dies at 79

    November 3, 2015

    LONDON (AP) Mike Davies, a former British Davis Cup player and Wimbledon doubles finalist, has died. He was 79.The International Tennis Federation says Davies died Monday ''after a battle with illness.''Davies was a former general manager and marketing director of the ITF.

  • Nadal building for next season after confidence crisis

    November 3, 2015

    PARIS (AP) This season left Rafael Nadal so frustrated that he even considered skipping the ATP finals.Not that he thought he would not qualify for the season-ending tournament after a dismal year that saw him drop to 10th in the rankings last June, but the Spaniard felt so uncomfortable on the court that he was convinced making the trip to London would not be worth it.

  • David Ferrer advances to 3rd round at Paris Masters

    November 3, 2015

    PARIS (AP) Former champion David Ferrer advanced to the third round of the Paris Masters by beating Alexandr Dogolpolov 6-2, 6-2 Tuesday.The eighth-seeded Ferrer, who has qualified for the ATP finals, did not face a single break.Next up for the 2012 champion will be either 12th-seeded Marin Cilic or Grigor Dimitrov.

  • Williams opens WTA Elite Trophy with win over Keys

    November 3, 2015

    ZHUHAI, China (AP) Venus Williams opened the WTA Elite Trophy on Tuesday with a 3-6, 7-6 (5), 6-1 win over Madison Keys.Williams has already won two titles in a resurgent season and could return to the top 10 in the rankings for the first time in more than four years with a strong showing in the 12-player tournament.

  • Federer still having too much fun to think about retiring

    November 2, 2015

    BASEL, Switzerland (AP) Like many dads, Roger Federer is talking with his family about how to spend Christmas.But unlike most, the father-of-four has the 2017 holidays on his mind - on the eve of the tennis season when he will turn 36.It is an age few reach while still on tour. Yet the player who beat Rafael Nadal in three sets to take the Swiss Indoors title on Sunday seemed far from retirement.

  • Thiem, Bellucci advance at Paris Masters

    November 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) Dominic Thiem advanced to the second round of the Paris Masters with a 6-2, 5-7, 6-2 win over local favorite Adrien Mannarino on Monday.Opening play at the refurbished Bercy arena, the 22-year-old Thiem saved five of the six break points he faced to set up a second-round match with Kevin Anderson.

  • Sousa wins Valencia Open final

    November 1, 2015

    VALENCIA, Spain (AP) Joao Sousa won the Valencia Open final by beating seventh-seeded Roberto Bautista Agut 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 Sunday.''I've lost five finals before, so going into this match I was prepared to give it all until the end,'' Sousa said.The unseeded Portuguese, who picked up his second career title after Kuala Lumpur in 2013, was broken in the eighth game of the opening set which his opponent closed out on serve.

  • Djokovic wants to cap 'best season' in style in Paris

    November 1, 2015

    PARIS (AP) Novak Djokovic wants to finish ''the best season I've ever had'' in the perfect way by successfully defending his titles at the Paris Masters and season-ending ATP finals.The 28-year-old Serb's list of highlights for 2015 already includes winning nine tournaments, beating a resurgent Roger Federer in the U.S. Open final for his 10th Grand Slam title, and dismantling Rafael Nadal in the French Open quarterfinals.

  • Sousa in Valencia Open final after beating Pospisil

    October 31, 2015

    VALENCIA, Spain (AP) Joao Sousa is through to the final of the Valencia Open after beating Canada's Vasek Pospisil 6-4 6-4 Saturday.The Portuguese broke Pospisil in the fifth game with a deep forehand return which forced the error as his opponent sent his forehand long. Sousa remained untroubled for the remainder of the set and closed it out on serve in 37 minutes.

  • Nadal beats Gasquet, advances to Swiss Indoors final

    October 31, 2015

    BASEL, Switzerland (AP) Rafael Nadal played his best tennis of the week to beat Richard Gasquet 6-4, 7-6 (7) in the Swiss Indoors semifinals on Saturday.The third-seeded Nadal could now face Roger Federer in a final for the first time since May 2013.

  • Radwanska vs Kvitova in WTA Finals decider

    October 31, 2015

    SINGAPORE (AP) Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic will chase her second WTA Finals title after outplaying third-seeded Maria Sharapova 6-3, 7-6 (3) in the semifinals Saturday.The fourth-seeded Kvitova, who won this title on her first attempt in 2011, plays fifth-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland in the final.

  • Radwanska beats Muguruza in 3 sets

    October 31, 2015

    SINGAPORE (AP) Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland advanced Saturday to the title match of the season-ending WTA Finals for the first time in seven appearances, beating second-seeded Garbine Muguruza 6-7 (5), 6-3, 7-5.Fifth-seeded Radwanska's previous best results were two semifinal finishes in 2012 and 2014.

  • Nadal edges Cilic in 3 sets, advances to Swiss Indoors semis

    October 30, 2015

    BASEL, Switzerland (AP) Rafael Nadal rode another comeback win into the Swiss Indoors semifinals, beating Marin Cilic 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 on Friday.Third-seeded Nadal trailed by a set and a break before getting his third three-set win this week.The match turned when seventh-seeded Cilic's service faltered and Nadal seized a fourth straight break-point chance to lead 5-3 in the second.

  • Pospisil beats Brand to reach Valencia Open semis

    October 30, 2015

    VALENCIA, Spain (AP) Vasek Pospisil beat German qualifier Daniel Brands 6-3 6-3 Friday to set up a Valencia Open semifinal against Joao Sousa of Portugal.The big-serving Canadian broke to go up 4-2 in the first set and then again in the third and last games of the second. Sousa beat Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay 6-4, 6-4, saving all five break points he faced.

  • Muguruza reaches semifinals at WTA Finals; Safarova out

    October 30, 2015

    SINGAPORE (AP) Garbine Muguruza reached the semifinals of the WTA Finals by beating former champion Petra Kvitova 6-4, 4-6, 7-5 on Friday, with the Czech player also advancing after Lucie Safarova beat Angelique Kerber in straight sets.Muguruza finished the round-robin stage 3-0 and only needed to win a set against Kvitova to earn a semifinal berth. The other three players in the group all finished 1-2, but Kvitova advanced because of more sets won. After losing to Muguruza, Kvitova needed the already eliminated Safarova to beat Kerber without dropping a set, and her compatriot came through by winning 6-4, 6-3.

  • Federer beats Kohlschreiber, advances to Swiss Indoors QF

    October 29, 2015

    BASEL, Switzerland (AP) Roger Federer was pushed to three sets before beating Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 in the Swiss Indoors second round on Thursday.The match swung on a single break of serve in each set, and top-seeded Federer took two of only three break-point chances he had.

  • German qualifier Zverev beats Fognini at Valencia Open

    October 29, 2015

    VALENCIA, Spain (AP) German qualifier Mischa Zverev advanced to the quarterfinals of the Valencia Open by beating fourth-seeded Fabio Fognini 6-2, 7-6 (3) Thursday.Zverev, who was treated for a leg injury in the second set, took advantage of a series of unforced errors in the first set to take the lead.

  • Sharapova, Radwanska reach semifinals at WTA Finals

    October 29, 2015

    SINGAPORE (AP) Maria Sharapova reached the semifinals of the WTA Finals and sent U.S. Open champion Flavia Pennetta into retirement by beating the Italian 7-5, 6-1 on Thursday.The 33-year-old Pennetta was eliminated with the loss and was playing in her last career tournament, having announced at the U.S. Open she would retire at the end of the season.

  • Top-seeded Simona Halep eliminated from WTA Finals

    October 29, 2015

    SINGAPORE (AP) Top-seeded Simona Halep became the first player eliminated from the WTA Finals after losing to Agnieszka Radwanska 7-6 (5), 6-1 Thursday.Halep, a finalist in her first WTA appearance last year, was 1-2 in the round-robin stage.''I go home,'' Halep said. ''I go to the holiday. It's OK. I think I had a good year this year.''

  • Nadal gets past Dimitrov, advances to Swiss Indoors QF

    October 28, 2015

    BASEL, Switzerland (AP) Rafael Nadal was pushed to three sets again at the Swiss Indoors before beating Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 in the second round on Wednesday.Third-seeded Nadal struggled past Lukas Rosol on Monday, and had his serve broken in each set by Dimitrov.

  • Cuevas upsets Tomic to reach Valencia Open quarterfinals

    October 28, 2015

    VALENCIA, Spain (AP) Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay upset third-seeded Bernard Tomic 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 Wednesday to reach the quarterfinals of the Valencia Open.Cuevas landed just 38 percent of his first serves in the first set, but saved six of the seven break points he faced in the second and then earned the only break in the decider to clinch the win in 1 hour, 48 minutes.

  • Kvitova beats Safarova 7-5, 7-5 at WTA Finals

    October 28, 2015

    SINGAPORE (AP) Second-seeded Garbine Muguruza improved to 2-0 in group-stage matches at the WTA Finals by beating Angelique Kerber 6-4, 6-4 Wednesday.In the day's other match, fourth-seeded Petra Kvitova defeated fellow Czech Lucie Safarova 7-5, 7-5 for her first win in Singapore.

  • Serena Williams to face pal Caroline Wozniacki in exhibition

    October 27, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) Serena Williams will play her good friend Caroline Wozniacki in a rematch of last year's U.S. Open final, and Stan Wawrinka will face Gael Monfils in exhibition matches at Madison Square Garden on March 8.Williams, who came within two match wins of completing the Grand Slam this year, will be participating in the BNP Paribas Showdown for the third time.

  • Federer eases past Kukushkin in Swiss Indoors 1st round

    October 27, 2015

    BASEL, Switzerland (AP) Roger Federer eased to a 6-1, 6-2 first-round win at his hometown Swiss Indoors on Tuesday against Mikhail Kukushkin of Kazakhstan.Top-seeded Federer, a six-time champion at Basel, took just 55 minutes to complete victory over 64th-ranked Kukushkin.

  • Sharapova improves to 2-0 at WTA Finals by beating Halep

    October 27, 2015

    SINGAPORE (AP) Maria Sharapova improved to 2-0 at the WTA Tour finals by beating top-seeded Simona Halep 6-4, 6-4 Tuesday.The Russian's two wins this week are her only victories since a leg injury sidelined her after losing to Serena Williams in the Wimbledon semifinals.

  • Bedene beats Chardy in 3 sets in 1st round of Valencia Open

    October 27, 2015

    VALENCIA, Spain (AP) Aljaz Bedene of Britain won 12 of the last 15 games Tuesday to beat eighth-seeded Jeremy Chardy of France 3-6, 6-2, 6-1 in the first round of the Valencia Open.The Slovenia-born Briton, who had 14 aces, will next face Vasek Pospisil of Canada. Bedene won their only previous meeting at the 2014 Sony Ericsson Open.

  • Pennetta improves to 1-1 at WTA Finals by beating Radwanska

    October 27, 2015

    SINGAPORE (AP) U.S. Open champion Flavia Pennetta improved to 1-1 at the WTA Finals on Tuesday by beating Agnieszka Radwanska 7-6 (5), 6-4.The 33-year-old Pennetta, who will retire after this event, forced the tiebreaker after trailing 5-3. In the second set, the Italian broke Radwanska with a backhand in the seventh game.

  • Nadal rallies from brink to beat Rosol at Swiss Indoors

    October 26, 2015

    BASEL, Switzerland (AP) Rafael Nadal rallied from losing positions twice to beat Lukas Rosol of the Czech Republic 1-6, 7-5, 7-6 (4) in the Swiss Indoors first round on Monday.The 69th-ranked Rosol, who beat Nadal at Wimbledon in 2012, served for the match leading 5-4 in the second set but lost seven straight games.

  • Pospisil beats Giraldo in first round of the Valencia Open

    October 26, 2015

    VALENCIA, Spain (AP) Vasek Pospisil advanced to the second round of the Valenica Open following a 6-4, 6-3 win over Santiago Giraldo on Monday.Pospisil, the fifteenth-seeded Canadian, had won all three of his previous matches against the Colombian.Extending that record proved straightforward, as Pospisil used his big serve and powerful forehand to good effect, wrapping up the victory in 1 hour and 10 minutes.

  • Muguruza beats Safarova on her WTA Finals debut

    October 26, 2015

    SINGAPORE (AP) Second seed Garbine Muguruza had a successful debut at the WTA Finals, recording a 6-3, 7-6 (4) win against Lucie Safarova on Monday.Muguruza, who is the first Spaniard to play in the WTA Finals since Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario in 2001, didn't face a break point in the first set and captured it by breaking Safarova's serve in the final game.

  • Berdych beats Sock to win 3rd Stockholm Open title

    October 25, 2015

    STOCKHOLM (AP) Top-seeded Tomas Berdych won the Stockholm Open for a third time on Sunday, beating American Jack Sock 7-6 (1), 6-2 in the final.Berdych didn't drop a set in the tournament and secured his second title of the year after winning in Shenzhen last month.

  • Miskaki Doi wins 1st title at Luxembourg Open

    October 25, 2015

    LUXEMBOURG (AP) Misaki Doi claimed her first WTA title on Sunday with a 6-4, 6-7 (7), 6-0 win over Mona Barthel in the Luxembourg Open final.The 92nd-ranked Japanese player saved all five break points she faced to deny the big-hitting Barthel a fourth career title.

  • Ferrer rallies to beat Johnson in Vienna for 26th ATP title

    October 25, 2015

    SOELDEN, Austria (AP) Eighth-ranked David Ferrer clinched his 26th career win after rallying to defeat Steve Johnson of the United States 4-6, 6-4, 7-5 at the Erste Bank Open Sunday.The top-seeded Spaniard improved to 5-0 in finals this season after also winning in Doha, Rio de Janeiro, Acapulco, and Kuala Lumpur.

  • Sharapova edges Radwanska in opening match at WTA Finals

    October 25, 2015

    SINGAPORE (AP) Maria Sharapova won her first match since the Wimbledon quarterfinal in a 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 victory against Agnieszka Radwanska at the WTA Finals on Sunday.Sharapova was sidelined after the Wimbledon semifinals until the Wuhan tournament in China four weeks ago with a prolonged foot injury.

  • Cilic retains Kremlin Cup title, beating Bautista Agut

    October 25, 2015

    MOSCOW (AP) Marin Cilic retained his title at the Kremlin Cup, beating Roberto Bautista Agut 6-4, 6-4 in a repeat of last year's final - and the same score.The big-hitting Croatian came under pressure in the early stages but soon took control, breaking Bautista Agut's serve at 3-3 before closing out the first set.

  • Halep routs Pennetta in opening match at WTA Finals

    October 25, 2015

    SINGAPORE (AP) Top-seeded Simona Halep defeated U.S. Open champion Flavia Pennetta 6-0, 6-3 to win the opening match of the WTA Finals on Sunday.Halep, last year's finalist in Singapore, raced to a 6-0 1-0 lead before Pennetta won a game.''I feel that I can play my best tennis here,'' Halep said. ''I can say that I didn't play my best today, but I played good tennis. I played solid. I was dominating the match.''

  • Sock to play Berdych in Stockholm Open final

    October 24, 2015

    STOCKHOLM (AP) American Jack Sock reached his second ATP tour final of the season Saturday by beating second-seeded Richard Gasquet of France 6-4, 6-2 at the Stockholm Open.He will play defending champion Tomas Berdych in Sunday's final, after the top-seeded Czech player advanced when Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus retired with a right groin injury after losing the first set 6-1 in the other semifinal.

  • Mona Barthel to face Misaki Doi in Luxembourg Open final

    October 24, 2015

    LUXEMBOURG (AP) Misaki Doi will take on Mona Barthel in her first WTA tour final after Alison Van Uytvanck was forced to retire when trailing 6-4 against the Japanese player in their semifinal at the Luxembourg Open on Saturday.Van Uytvanck, a quarterfinalist at the French Open, cited a viral illness. The Belgian had defeated Ana Ivanovic and Barbora Strycova en route to the semifinals.

  • Johnson beats Gulbis in Vienna to reach 1st career final

    October 24, 2015

    VIENNA (AP) Steve Johnson of the United States advanced to his maiden ATP final by defeating Ernests Gulbis of Latvia 6-3, 7-6 (4) at the Erste Bank Open on Saturday.The 47th-ranked American will play top-seeded David Ferrer of Spain or sixth-seeded Gael Monfils of France in Sunday's final.

  • Sharapova set for WTA Finals in Singapore

    October 24, 2015

    SINGAPORE (AP) Maria Sharapova hasn't played a whole match since Wimbledon but the Russian believes she's healthy enough to compete Sunday at the season-ending WTA Finals.''It's a big step for me to be here and feel that I am healthy,'' Sharapova said. ''It will be a bigger step that I'll be able to compete in those three (group) matches and finish them off healthy. That's my goal.''

  • Kuznetsova wins Kremlin Cup, beating Pavlyuchenkova

    October 24, 2015

    MOSCOW (AP) Svetlana Kuznetsova swept aside a tired Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-2, 6-1 to win the Kremlin Cup on Saturday.Kuznetsova's dominance was never in doubt against a fellow Russian who admitted being exhausted as she played her 10th match in 12 days.

  • Defending champ Berdych advances to semis

    October 23, 2015

    STOCKHOLM (AP) Defending champion Tomas Berdych advanced to the semifinals of the Stockholm Open after a straight-sets victory over Grigor Dimitrov on Friday.The top-seeded Berdych beat Bulgaria's Dimitrov 7-5, 6-4 in a repeat of last year's final.After edging the first set, Berdych broke for a 5-4 lead in the second. The Czech saved one break point while serving for the match as he moved one step closer to reclaiming his title.

  • Johnson beats second-seeded Anderson to reach Vienna semis

    October 23, 2015

    VIENNA (AP) Steve Johnson of the United States rallied to defeat second-seeded Kevin Anderson 5-7, 7-6 (5), 6-4 and reach his fourth career semifinal at the Erste Bank Open on Friday.The 47th-ranked Johnson dropped serve once in the opening set and had to save four break points in the second but denied the 11th-ranked South African any break chances in the final set.

  • Reigning champion Pavlyuchenkova into Moscow final

    October 23, 2015

    MOSCOW (AP) Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova is one match away from retaining her Kremlin Cup title after beating fellow Russian Daria Kasatkina on Friday in the semifinals.Pavlyuchenkova's serve was patchy throughout and she was put under heavy pressure by qualifier Kasatkina but eventually prevailed to win 2-6, 6-2, 6-4 in just over two hours.

  • Henin, Safin nominated for International Tennis Hall of Fame

    October 23, 2015

    NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) Justine Henin and Marat Safin, who each won multiple Grand Slam titles and reached a No. 1 ranking, were nominated Friday for the International Tennis Hall of Fame.Others eligible for the Class of 2016 are doubles specialist Helena Sukova, Yvon Petra and Margaret Scriven. Induction is in July.

  • Sharapova, Halep drawn together in WTA finals group

    October 23, 2015

    SINGAPORE (AP) Maria Sharapova was drawn with top-seeded Simona Halep on Friday in the tougher group for the season-ending WTA finals.With top-ranked Serena Williams skipping the event, the red group features the two highest-ranked women in Singapore in Halep and Sharapova. U.S. Open champion Flavia Pennetta and and Angieszka Radwanska of Poland are also in that group.

  • Berdych to face Dimitrov in Stockholm Open quarterfinal

    October 22, 2015

    STOCKHOLM (AP) Top-seeded Tomas Berdych will face Grigor Dimitrov in the quarterfinals of the Stockholm Open, in a rematch of last year's final.Berdych beat unseeded German Alexander Zverev 6-3, 6-4 on Thursday, while the fifth-seeded Dimitrov saw off Nicolas Almagro of Spain, 6-4, 6-4.

  • Siegemund beats Flipkens to reach quarters Luxembourg Open

    October 22, 2015

    BRUSSELS (AP) Laura Siegemund of Germany defeated Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium 7-6 (2), 6-1 on Thursday to reach the quarterfinal of the Luxembourg Open.Siegemund only qualified for the main draw as a `lucky loser' in qualifying, and advanced to the second round when top seed Timea Bacsinszky of Switzerland pulled out injured during their first-round encounter late Wednesday.

  • Top-seeded Ferrer routs Garcia-Lopez 6-1, 6-1 in Vienna

    October 22, 2015

    VIENNA (AP) Top-seeded David Ferrer routed fellow Spaniard Guillermo Garcia-Lopez 6-1, 6-1 at the Erste Bank Open on Thursday to reach his 12th quarterfinal of the season.Ferrer saved two break points early in the opening set and converted five of eight chances on Garcia-Lopez's serve.

  • Safarova qualifies for WTA finals as Suarez Navarro loses

    October 22, 2015

    MOSCOW (AP) Lucie Safarova qualified for the WTA finals Thursday after her last rival Carla Suarez Navarro lost to a qualifier at the Kremlin Cup.Suarez Navarro could have qualified for the season-ending tournament in Singapore by reaching the final in Moscow but was beaten 6-1, 6-2 by Russia's Daria Kasatkina in the quarterfinals.

  • Baghdatis ousts Tomic, Muller defeats Millman