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USTA picks new US Open tournament referee, chief umpire

Mar. 7, 2019 1:02 PM EST

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Soeren Friemel is the new U.S. Open tournament referee, and Jake Garner has been selected to succeed him as the chief umpire for the American tennis major. The U.S. Tennis Association announced the appointments Thursday. Friemel takes over for Brian Earley, who retired after 26...

Nadal tumbles out of Mexican Open, falling to Kyrgios

Feb. 28, 2019 12:36 PM EST

ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) — Rafael Nadal tumbled out of the Mexican Open on Wednesday night, squandering three match points in a 3-6, 7-6 (2), 7-6 (6) loss to Australia's Nick Kyrgios. The top seed also fell in the women's event, with Sloane Stephens losing to Brazilian qualifier Beatriz Haddad Maia 6-3, 6-3....

Media watchdog says Williams cartoon didn't breach standards

Feb. 25, 2019 8:32 AM EST

SYDNEY (AP) — The Australian Press Council has ruled there was no breach of its standards of practice in a cartoon of tennis star Serena Williams which attracted global condemnation after being published by Melbourne's Herald Sun newspaper last September. The depiction of Williams by cartoonist Mark Knight...

The Latest: Djokovic beats Nadal for 7th Australian title

Jan. 27, 2019 5:53 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest at the Australian Open on Sunday (all times local): 9:51 p.m. Novak Djokovic has won his record seventh Australian Open championship and a third consecutive Grand Slam title by beating Rafael Nadal 6-3, 6-2, 6-3 in the final at Rod Laver Arena. The No. 1-ranked...

Japanese fans celebrate Osaka's rise to top of tennis world

Jan. 26, 2019 10:07 PM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Led by a congratulatory tweet from the prime minister, Japan reveled in Naomi Osaka's dramatic Australian Open win on Sunday. Osaka beat Petra Kvitova 7-6 (2), 5-7, 6-4 on Saturday to claim a second consecutive Grand Slam singles title. The 21-year-old Osaka also became the first tennis player...

Now No. 1, Osaka wins majors to strains of Jay Rock's 'Win'

Jan. 26, 2019 2:46 PM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Like the 21-year-old she is, Naomi Osaka stepped into Rod Laver Arena for the Australian Open final with a cellphone in her right hand and music in both ears. The headphones she wore carried the swirling brass, bouncing beat and boastful lyrics of Jay Rock's "Win," the same...

The Latest: Ram-Krejcikova win Australian Open mixed final

Jan. 26, 2019 8:34 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on Saturday at the Australian Open (all times local): 12:25 a.m. First-time combination Rajeev Ram and Barbora Krejcikova have won the Australian Open mixed doubles title with a 7-6 (3), 6-1 win over Aussie pair John-Patrick Smith and Astra Sharma. It was the first...

The Latest: Osaka takes 1st set in Aussie final vs Kvitova

Jan. 26, 2019 4:57 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on Saturday at the Australian Open (all times local): 8:38 p.m. Naomi Osaka has won the first set 7-6 (2) in her Australian Open final against Petra Kvitova and is potentially one set from winning back-to-back major titles. The U.S. Open champion had to save two break...

The Latest: A pep talk from son helps Djokovic in Australia

Jan. 25, 2019 6:05 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest at the Australian Open on Friday (all times local): 9:45 p.m. Fans across the world tuned in to see Novak Djokovic set up an Australian Open final against Rafael Nadal with a straight-sets win over Lucas Pouille. His son was not among them. Four-year-old Stefan was...

Kvitova-Osaka: Australian final from different perspectives

Jan. 25, 2019 2:43 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Petra Kvitova has shed her tears. The tears, for a long time private, were in a very public arena this week. A violent home invasion that caused serious knife wounds to her left hand was a punctuation point in her career, as she sees it. There's the before — two Wimbledon...