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First-round fireworks: Serena, Sharapova to meet at US Open

Aug. 22, 2019 2:15 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova will finally meet in the U.S. Open, and they'll do it in their very first match. A long-awaited Roger Federer-Rafael Nadal showdown could come only in the final. Williams and Sharapova, past U.S. Open champions and two of the biggest stars in women's...

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...

Top-seeded Rafael Nadal rallies to reach Rogers Cup semis

Aug. 9, 2019 10:58 PM EDT

MONTREAL (AP) — Top-seeded Rafael Nadal rallied to reach the Rogers Cup semifinals Friday night, beating No. 7 Fabio Fognini of Italy 2-6, 6-1, 6-2. The winner last year in Toronto for his fourth title in the event, Nadal won his 380th ATP Masters 1000 match, a day after breaking a tie with Roger Federer...

Defending champ Nadal advances to Rogers Cup quarterfinals

Aug. 8, 2019 10:30 PM EDT

MONTREAL (AP) — Top-seeded defending champion Rafael Nadal advanced to the Rogers Cup quarterfinals, beating Argentina's Guido Pella 6-3, 6-4 in the wind Thursday night. "A tough day in terms of wind. But we are used to playing like this," Nadal said. "When we play on outdoor courts, that's part of the...

Auger-Aliassime wins, Kyrgios falls at Rogers Cup

Aug. 6, 2019 11:35 PM EDT

MONTREAL (AP) — Teenager Felix Auger-Aliassime outlasted countryman Vasek Pospisil on Tuesday in the first round of the Rogers Cup to set up another all-Canadian matchup with Milos Raonic. In the evening session, Britain's Kyle Edmund picked up a rain-delayed 6-3, 6-4 victory over Australia's Nick Kyrgios,...

Basilashvili beats Zverev to reach Hamburg final

Jul. 27, 2019 1:55 PM EDT

HAMBURG, Germany (AP) — Defending champion Nikoloz Basilashvili saved two match points to beat second-seeded Alexander Zverev on Saturday and reach the final of the Hamburg European Open. The fourth-seeded Georgian won 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (5) and will face Andrey Rublev of Russia on Sunday. Zverev led 5-3 in the...

Rublev upsets top-seeded Thiem to reach Hamburg semifinals

Jul. 26, 2019 5:01 PM EDT

HAMBURG, Germany (AP) — Top-seeded Dominic Thiem was upset by Andrey Rublev of Russia in the quarterfinals of the Hamburg European Open, losing 7-6 (3), 7-6 (5) on Friday. Rublev, who beat a top-10 player for only the second time, recovered from two breaks in the first set to eliminate the two-time French...

Zverev beats Delbonis to reach Hamburg quarterfinals

Jul. 25, 2019 5:01 PM EDT

HAMBURG, Germany (AP) — Second-seeded Alexander Zverev pleased his home crowd by beating Federico Delbonis on Thursday to reach the quarterfinals of the Hamburg European Open. Zverev rallied from 3-0 down in the second set to defeat the Argentine 6-4, 7-6 (2). Delbonis had hoped to take it to a third set...

Thiem beats Cuevas to reach 2nd round in Hamburg

Jul. 23, 2019 3:35 PM EDT

HAMBURG, Germany (AP) — Back on clay for the first time since losing the French Open final to Rafael Nadal, Dominic Thiem beat Pablo Cuevas 6-3, 7-6 (3) Tuesday to reach the second round of the Hamburg European Open. The top-seeded Thiem broke Cuevas in the Uruguayan's first service game of each set, but...

Pella making a habit of beating runner-ups at Wimbledon

Jul. 5, 2019 4:38 PM EDT

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Guido Pella is getting the hang of this upset-the-runner-up thing at Wimbledon. The Argentine player eliminated 2018 finalist Kevin Anderson in the third round Friday, a year after beating 2017 finalist Marin Cilic in the second. Fittingly, perhaps, another former Wimbledon...