Tennis

Serena Williams, of the United States, returns a shot to Elise Mertens, of Belgium, during the Rogers Cup women’s tennis tournament Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019, in Toronto. (Mark Blinch/The Canadian Press via AP)
August 07, 2019 - 10:14 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Serena Williams won her first match since losing the Wimbledon final, beating Elise Mertens of Belgium 6-3, 6-3 on Wednesday night in the second round of the Rogers Cup. The 37-year-old Williams has won the event three times, all in Toronto, and has a 31-4 match record. "I feel like...
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Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates his victory over Daniel Evans of Great Britain during second round of play at the Rogers Cup tennis tournament Wednesday August 7, 2019 in Montreal. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP)
August 07, 2019 - 9:47 pm
MONTREAL (AP) — Top-seeded Rafael Nadal opened his Rogers Cup title defense Wednesday, beating England's Daniel Evans 7-6 (6), 6-4 in a second-round match delayed by rain three times. After rain delays of six and 30 minutes, Nadal fought off two set points in the first-set tiebreaker. Play was...
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July 26, 2019 - 7:25 pm
PALERMO, Sicily (AP) — Top-seeded Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands beat Jasmine Paolini on Friday to reach the semifinals of the Palermo Ladies Open. Bertens won 6-4, 1-6, 6-1 to set up a semifinal meeting against Paula Badosa of Spain. The 21-year-old Badosa beat another Dutch player, Arantxa Rus,...
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Tennis Hall of Fame inductee Li Na, of China, speaks to the crowd during ceremonies at the International Tennis Hall of Fame, Saturday, July 20, 2019, in Newport, R.I. (AP Photo/Stew Milne)
July 21, 2019 - 9:08 am
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Li Na has broken new ground at the International Tennis Hall of Fame. The 37-year-old former Chinese star on Saturday became the first Asian-born player to be inducted. She was enshrined along with Mary Pierce of France and Russian Yevgeny Kafelnikov during a lengthy on-court...
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Two-time Grand Slam champion Li Na smiles while talking to the media at the Sutton East Tennis Club Thursday, July 18, 2019, in New York. Li Na will be inducted into the Tennis Hall of Fame on Saturday, July 20. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)
July 19, 2019 - 1:02 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Li Na remembers first watching a tennis match on TV, drawn to the unforgettable style of one of the players. Andre Agassi had long hair, an earring and wore denim shorts, and made an instant fan in China. "Andre Agassi is my role model," Li said. Li went on to become one herself...
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England's Eoin Morgan, right, and teammates celebrate with the trophy at the Oval in London, Monday, July 15, 2019 one day after they won the Cricket World Cup in a final match against New Zealand.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
July 15, 2019 - 4:21 pm
LONDON (AP) — An epic day of sports in London came down to two unprecedented endings a few minutes — and miles — apart. Novak Djokovic won the Wimbledon title in a brand new fifth-set tiebreaker just as England played the first Super Over in history to win the Cricket World Cup . Djokovic beat...
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Serbia's Novak Djokovic, right, and Switzerland's Roger Federer leave the court holding their trophies after the men's singles final match of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Sunday, July 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)
July 14, 2019 - 4:50 pm
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — A quick look at Wimbledon: Novak Djokovic became the first man in 71 years to win Wimbledon after facing match points in the final, coming back to beat Roger Federer in an unprecedented fifth-set tiebreaker. By barely emerging to win 7-6 (5), 1-6, 7-6 (4), 4-6, 13-12 (3),...
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Switzerland's Roger Federer receives the runner up trophy from Kate, Duchess of Cambridge after losing to Serbia's Novak Djokovic in the men's singles final match of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Sunday, July 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)
July 14, 2019 - 4:21 pm
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Roger Federer won more points than Novak Djokovic in the Wimbledon final. Federer was the first of the pair to come within a point of taking the championship Sunday, too. Had two such chances in the fifth set, even. Indeed, Federer dominated the historic match in nearly...
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Serbia's Novak Djokovic kisses the trophy during the presentation after he defeated Switzerland's Roger Federer during the men's singles final match of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Sunday, July 14, 2019. (Laurence Griffiths/Pool Photo via AP)
July 14, 2019 - 3:49 pm
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — For nearly five tight, tense and terrific hours, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer traded the lead, playing on and on and on until an unprecedented fifth-set tiebreaker was required to settle their memorable Wimbledon final. In the end, it was Djokovic who emerged...
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Serbia's Novak Djokovic plays a shot to Switzerland's Roger Federer during the men's singles final match of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Sunday, July 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
July 14, 2019 - 2:09 pm
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — The Latest at Wimbledon (all times local): 7:08 p.m. Novak Djokovic has won his fifth Wimbledon title, beating eight-time champion Roger Federer in a fifth-set tiebreaker after saving two match points. The top-seeded Serb won 7-6 (5), 1-6, 7-6 (4), 4-6, 13-12 (3) on Centre...
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