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Barty upset in Cincy semifinal; Djokovic also knocked out

Aug. 17, 2019 9:13 PM EDT

MASON, Ohio (AP) — Ashleigh Barty's chance to move back to No. 1 was only one victory away. At the end of an up-and-down week, she didn't have another comeback left. Neither did Novak Djokovic, who came away with yet another disappointment in Cincinnati. Barty lost to Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-2, 6-4 in the...

Naomi Osaka's knee injury lends uncertainty to US Open

Aug. 16, 2019 10:46 PM EDT

MASON, Ohio (AP) — Naomi Osaka felt a strange sensation in her left knee, different than anything she'd experienced. The U.S. Open champion left the court worried about whether she'll be in shape to defend her precious title. Osaka retired from her quarterfinal match at the Western & Southern Open on...

Louisville parts ways with men's coach Ecarma after 29 years

Aug. 16, 2019 6:48 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville says it will part ways with men's tennis coach Rex Ecarma after 29 years following an independent investigation that concluded the program did not meet "roles and expectations in providing student-athletes an outstanding experience." A release Friday was not specific about...

Nick Kyrgios fined more than $100,000 for vulgar conduct

Aug. 15, 2019 9:37 PM EDT

MASON, Ohio (AP) — Nick Kyrgios was fined $113,000 by the ATP for expletive-filled outbursts in which he smashed rackets, insulted a chair umpire and refused to get ready to return serve during a second-round match at the Western & Southern Open. The tour announced the penalties Thursday, a day after...

A ragged Federer stunned in Cincinnati; Djokovic advances

Aug. 15, 2019 9:35 PM EDT

MASON, Ohio (AP) — For Roger Federer, it was one big blur. The seven-time champion was ousted from one of his favorite tournaments in barely over an hour, falling in straight sets to a 21-year-old qualifier he'd never faced. Andre Rublev — with only one career win over a top-five player to his...

NC historic marker to honor African American tennis club

Aug. 15, 2019 11:19 AM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — A tennis club for African American players that hosted International Tennis Hall of Famers Althea Gibson and Arthur Ashe is being honored with a historic marker. The North Carolina Highway Historical Marker will be dedicated Thursday at the site of the Algonquin Tennis Club, which was...

No. 4 Simona Halep rallies to avoid upset in Ohio

Aug. 14, 2019 9:21 PM EDT

MASON, Ohio (AP) — Simona Halep wasn't sure how her left foot would feel. After dropping her first set but feeling no pain, she dug in and advanced at the Western & Southern Open. The fourth-seeded Halep had no problems with her left Achilles as she rallied to beat Ekaterina Alexandrova 3-6, 7-5, 6-4...

Kokkinakis in US Open via wild card; Bellis out with injury

Aug. 14, 2019 4:31 PM EDT

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Thanasi Kokkinakis will play at the U.S. Open after being granted a wild card by Tennis Australia. The 23-year-old Australian was the junior runner-up at Flushing Meadows in 2013. His professional career has been sidetracked by a series of injuries and he is currently ranked...

Venus Williams upsets Bertens in Ohio; Serena withdraws

Aug. 13, 2019 10:42 PM EDT

MASON, Ohio (AP) — Going small paid off big for Venus Williams. Tuesday didn't go as well for sister Serena. On a day when back problems forced the younger Williams to withdraw before her second-round match, Venus Williams reached the third round of the Western & Southern Open with a 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (4)...

Take 2: 15-year-old Coco Gauff gets US Open wild-card entry

Aug. 13, 2019 5:14 PM EDT

Coco Gauff will get a chance to try for an encore: The 15-year-old from Florida received a wild-card entry Tuesday for the U.S. Open's main draw. It will be Gauff's second Grand Slam tournament. She made a magical run to the fourth round at Wimbledon last month after getting a wild card into the qualifying rounds...