• tennis Sep 9, 2019

    Nadal Edges Medvedev for 4th US Open Title, 19th Slam Trophy

    Rafael Nadal’s 19th Grand Slam trophy went from inevitable to suddenly in doubt in a thrill-a-minute U.S. Open final. What had all the makings of a crowning morphed into a real contest thanks to Nadal’s opponent, Daniil Medvedev, a man a decade younger and appearing in his first major title match. Down by two sets and a break, Medvedev shifted...

  • Canada Sep 8, 2019

    Bianca Andreescu Beats Serena Williams in US Open Final

    Bianca Andreescu knew this would happen, because she knows all about Serena Williams. Looked up to her. Dreamed of playing her. Andreescu knew Williams would not go quietly. Knew Williams would not make things easy. And so as a big lead in the U.S. Open final dwindled Saturday, as she stuffed fingers in her ears to drown out the decibels...

  • Daniel Macht Aug 30, 2019

    Coco Gauff, 15, to Take on Defending Champ Osaka Next at US Open

    Coco Gauff is still not quite used to hearing her name shouted by thousands of U.S. Open spectators reveling in each booming serve, each “How did she do that?” shot and each victory by a 15-year-old American who is the youngest woman in the U.S. Open’s third round since 1996. Imagine what things might be like for what comes next:...

  • Italy Aug 27, 2019

    Back at US Open, Serena Beats Sharapova for 19th Time in Row

    Serena Williams was not about to let Maria Sharapova make a match of this. So facing a break point early in the second set, Williams conjured up a backhand passing shot so good, so powerful, so precise, that Sharapova had no chance to reach it. Williams watched the ball land, and then raised a clenched left fist toward the night...

  • Novak Djokovic Jul 12, 2019

    Federer Tops Nadal, Reaches 12th Wimbledon Final

    Roger Federer will play for a record-extending ninth Wimbledon title in his 12 final at the All England Club after beating Rafael Nadal 7-6 (3), 1-6, 6-3, 6-4 on Centre Court. The 20-time Grand Slam singles champion will face Novak Djokovic for the title on Sunday. “I’m exhausted,” Federer told the BBC in an interview after the match. “It was...

  • Novak Djokovic Jul 12, 2019

    Federer, Nadal Renew Great Rivalry in Wimbledon Semifinals

    After going more than 1½ years without playing each other anywhere, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal will be meeting at a second consecutive Grand Slam tournament when they face off in Wimbledon’s semifinals. Last month, Nadal got his shot at Federer on red clay, winning their wind-whipped French Open semifinal in straight sets on the way to a 12th title...

  • player Jul 5, 2019

    'Lucky Loser' Lauren Davis, From US, Upsets 2018 Champ Kerber at Wimbledon

    Lauren Davis wasn’t even supposed to be playing in Wimbledon’s main draw, let alone upsetting defending champion Angelique Kerber in the second round. It’s been quite a week. The 95th-ranked Davis lost in the last round of qualifying and figured that was that. But then another player withdrew from the tournament, opening up a spot, and the 25-year-old American got...

  • CHAIR Jul 1, 2019

    15-Year-Old Cori Gauff Defeats Venus Williams at Wimbledon in Her Grand-Slam Debut

    The match up between the youngest and the oldest competitors in the first day of Wimbledon 2019 ended in a 6-4, 6-4 win for Gauff

  • coach Jun 9, 2019

    Australian Wins 1st Major at French Open

    Ash Barty knew she needed a break from tennis, from the pressure and expectations, from the week-in, week-out grind. So she stepped away in 2014 and wound up trying her hand at cricket, joining a professional team at home in Australia. After almost two years away, Barty was pulled back to the tour. Good choice. Now she’s a Grand Slam...

  • Queen May 27, 2019

    Serena Williams Turns Match Around to Win at French Open

    This was one mistake too far for Serena Williams. Sure, the bad backhand put her behind only 15-30 at the outset of the second set of her opening match at Roland Garros on Monday. What made the miscue so bothersome? She’d already dropped the first set against 83rd-ranked Vitalia Diatchenko — and Williams’ unforced error total already was at 15...

  • Italy May 26, 2019

    Many Happy Returns for Federer at 1st French Open Since 2015

    Roger Federer entered a refurbished Court Philippe Chatrier for his first French Open match since 2015, greeted by the sun peeking through the clouds and the full-throated support of spectators in their designer sunglasses, straw hats and sweaters tied over their shoulders. Were it permitted, perhaps some ticket-holders would have embraced Federer right then and there, delivering a kiss on...

  • Canada Jan 23, 2019

    1 Point Away, Serena Stunned by Pliskova at Australian Open

    Four times, Serena Williams was only one point — a single point — from closing out a victory in the Australian Open quarterfinals. On the first such chance, at 5-1, 40-30 in the third set, she turned her left ankle awkwardly. The owner of the best serve in the sport would lose every point she served the rest of the...

  • United States Sep 10, 2018

    Boos at US Open Final Left Winner Naomi Osaka ‘a Little Bit Sad'

    Naomi Osaka didn’t see what caused the uproar during the U.S. Open final she was playing against her idol, Serena Williams, so she was confused when it left the crowd booing — apparently for her. Williams’ argument with the match umpire over a coaching violation turned into a point for Osaka, then a game, in a much-maligned coaching decision that...

  • New York Sep 10, 2018

    Djokovic Wins US Open for 14th Major, Tying ‘Idol' Sampras

    The U.S. Open final suddenly appeared to be slipping away from Novak Djokovic. He dropped three consecutive games. He was angered by a crowd roaring for his popular opponent, Juan Martin del Potro. He was, in short, out of sorts. And then came Sunday’s pivotal game, a 20-minute, 22-point epic. Three times, del Potro was a point from breaking and...

  • United States Sep 10, 2018

    Serena Williams Fined Total of $17K at US Open

    Serena Williams was fined a total of $17,000 for three code violations during her loss to Naomi Osaka in the U.S. Open final. On Sunday, a day after the match, the tournament referee’s office docked Williams $10,000 for “verbal abuse” of chair umpire Carlos Ramos, $4,000 for being warned for coaching, and $3,000 for breaking her racket. The money comes...

  • United States Sep 4, 2018

    Federer Stunned by 55th-Ranked Millman in US Open 4th Round

    Roger Federer served poorly. Closed poorly, too. And now he’s gone, beaten at the U.S. Open by an opponent ranked outside the top 50 for the first time in his career. Looking slow and tired on a sweltering night in Arthur Ashe Stadium, the No. 2-seeded Federer double-faulted 10 times, failed to convert a trio of set points and lost...

  • energy Aug 29, 2018

    Djokovic in ‘Survival Mode' at Steamy US Open; Federer Wins

    With the temperature topping 95 degrees and the humidity approaching 50 percent, nearly everything became a struggle for every player across the grounds on Day 2 of the U.S. Open, so much so that no fewer than six quit their matches, with five citing cramps or heat exhaustion.

  • Illinois Jul 15, 2018

    Djokovic Wins 4th Wimbledon, 1st Slam in 2 Years

    Novak Djokovic was disconsolate and injured when he left Wimbledon a year ago, quitting during his quarterfinal because of a painful right elbow that would need surgery. Djokovic was so dispirited by his upset exit at the French Open last month that he vowed, in the heat of the moment, to skip the grass-court circuit. Good thing he didn’t stick...

  • coach Jul 14, 2018

    He's Back: Djokovic Tops Nadal to Reach 5th Wimbledon Final

    From the way Novak Djokovic repeatedly smacked his racket against his shoe after one miss, to the shouts directed at himself and his coach after others, it was clear how much he wanted to prove he’s past the roughest patch of his career. Djokovic sent the strongest signal yet he is back at the top of tennis by reaching his...

  • georgia Jul 14, 2018

    Anderson Tops Isner 26-24 at Wimbledon; Other SF Suspended

    To say that Kevin Anderson won this interminable Wimbledon semifinal, and that John Isner lost it, didn’t really seem fair. To Anderson, anyway. They had played on and on, through 6 1/2 hours of ho-hum hold after ho-hum hold, during the second-longest match in the history of a tournament that began in 1877, all the way until the never-ending serving...

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