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Serena Williams of the U.S. screams in the first round match of the French Open tennis tournament against Kristie Ahn of the U.S. at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Monday, Sept. 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

'Runaway train': Serena wins French Open opener; Nadal, too

Sep. 29, 2020 4:12 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — No matter how much success they've had over the years, and to this day, Serena Williams and Rafael Nadal both profess to deal with doubts. Both began this French Open with straight-set victories against overmatched foes in Court Philippe Chatrier on Monday. And both have something significant...

Spain's Rafael Nadal reacts in the first round match of the French Open tennis tournament against Egor Gerasimov of Belarus at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Monday, Sept. 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

The Latest: Female doubles player dropped due to virus

Sep. 28, 2020 3:22 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Latest from the French Open (all times local): 9:15 p.m. A women’s doubles player has been removed from the main draw after she was declared a contact case following her coach’s positive coronavirus test. French Open organizers did not name the player. Doubles matches start...

FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2019, file photo, Serena Williams returns a shot to Bianca Andreescu, of Canada, during the women's singles final of the U.S. Open tennis championships in New York. Williams is scheduled to play in the U.S. Open, scheduled for Aug. 31-Sept. 13, 2020.  (AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez, File)

US Open Glance: Serena, Venus Williams in Ashe on Day 2

Sep. 1, 2020 12:08 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A quick look at the U.S. Open: LOOKAHEAD TO TUESDAY The Williams sisters both are scheduled to play in Arthur Ashe Stadium on Day 2 of the U.S. Open — Serena during the day, Venus at night. They have won a combined eight titles at Flushing Meadows; Serena has six of those and also...

Naomi Osaka, of Japan, serves to Misaki Doi, of Japan, during the first round of the US Open tennis championships, Monday, Aug. 31, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

The Latest: 2018 champ Osaka edges Doi in 3 sets at US Open

Sep. 1, 2020 12:00 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 11:55 p.m. Two-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka managed to overcome her own uneven play to pull out a three-set victory over Misaki Doi in an all-Japanese matchup in the first round of the U.S. Open. The No. 4-seeded...

Naomi Osaka, of Japan, leaves the court after winning her match with Anett Kontaveit, of Estonia, during the quarterfinals at the Western & Southern Open tennis tournament Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Osaka withdraws in protest; W&S put on hold Thursday

Aug. 26, 2020 11:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Fourth-seeded Naomi Osaka reached the semifinals of the Western & Southern Open on Wednesday and withdrew a few hours later in a call for racial justice, drawing quick support from other players. Soon after, the whole tournament was put on hold for a day. “As a sport, tennis is...

CORRECTS TO SAKKARI IS FROM GREECE, INSTEAD OF GERMANY - Serena Williams arrives for her match with Maria Sakkari, of Greece, during the third round at the Western & Southern Open tennis tournament Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Serena Williams likens loss to 'dating a guy you know sucks'

Aug. 25, 2020 11:48 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Serena Williams let lead after lead slip away, so she figured it was her own fault when yet another match stretched to a third set and she started getting cramps in her weary legs on the way to a surprising loss at the Western & Southern Open. “I don't think that helps mentally,...

A trainer works on the neck of Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, during his match with Ricardas Berankis, of Lithuania, during the second round at the Western & Southern Open tennis tournament Monday, Aug. 24, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Pain in the neck: Djokovic wins post-hiatus debut; Keys out

Aug. 24, 2020 10:48 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Bothered by a bad neck that a trainer massaged twice, Novak Djokovic double-faulted seven times and trailed by a break in each set before avoiding the rash of upsets at the Western & Southern Open by taking the last four games for a 7-6 (2), 6-4 victory over Ricardas Berankis on Monday...

Andy Murray, of the United Kingdom, serves to Frances Tiafoe, of the United States, at the Western & Southern Open tennis tournament, Saturday, Aug. 22, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Andy Murray wins 1st match in 9 months; men's tennis returns

Aug. 22, 2020 10:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Andy Murray wore a coronavirus-conscious mask on his way to the unusual, no-spectators setting and avoided handshakes when he left. In between, the three-time Grand Slam champion offered his usual mix of hustling and muttering. Murray's first match in nine months as he resumes his climb...