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US OPEN '19: Serena Williams vs. Sharapova highlights Day 1

Aug. 25, 2019 2:40 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A glance at the U.S. Open, the year's fourth and final Grand Slam tennis tournament: SURFACE Hard courts SITE USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York SCHEDULE The 14-day tournament begins Monday. The women's singles final is Saturday, Sept. 7; the men's singles final is...

Mona Barthel out of US Open; Kirsten Flipkens gets in

Aug. 25, 2019 2:21 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Mona Barthel has pulled out of the U.S. Open because of an injured right foot, allowing 2013 Wimbledon semifinalist Kirsten Flipkens to get into the field. Flipkens lost in qualifying at Flushing Meadows but now will participate in the main draw for the 11th time. Her best showing at...

Hurkacz beats Paire for 1st ATP World Tour title

Aug. 24, 2019 9:23 PM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Hubert Hurkacz claimed his first ATP World Tour title Saturday night, holding off top-seeded Benoit Paire for a 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 victory. The 22-year-old Hurkacz became the 14th first-time champion on the tour this year and the first Polish player to win a tour-level tournament...

Linette beats Giorgi to win 1st WTA title at Bronx Open

Aug. 24, 2019 6:37 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Magda Linette won her first WTA title Saturday, outlasting Camila Giorgi 5-7, 7-5, 6-4 in the final of the Bronx Open. The 80th-ranked Poland native had to win three qualifying matches just to reach the main draw of the first-year tournament. She then beat three top-10 seeds to reach the...

Djokovic not worried about blisters with the US Open afoot

Aug. 24, 2019 6:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — During a break in practice two days before opening his U.S. Open title defense, Novak Djokovic pulled off his blue shoe and white sock so a trainer could look at his right foot. Did it again a little while later. And then, toward the end of Saturday's training session in Louis Armstrong...

2017 US Open runner-up Kevin Anderson out with injured knee

Aug. 24, 2019 4:42 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Two-time Grand Slam finalist Kevin Anderson has pulled out of the U.S. Open with an injured right knee. The 33-year-old South African was the runner-up to Rafael Nadal at Flushing Meadows in 2017 and to Novak Djokovic at Wimbledon last year. The U.S. Tennis Association announced Anderson's...

Coco Gauff, Caty McNally get US Open doubles wild card

Aug. 24, 2019 4:30 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Coco Gauff and Caty McNally will get a chance to play doubles at the U.S. Open and add to their winning streak as a team. Gauff, the 15-year-old based in Florida who announced herself to the world at Wimbledon, and McNally, a 17-year-old from Ohio, were granted a doubles wild card by the...

Tennis champ, trailblazer Althea Gibson honored at US Open

Aug. 24, 2019 3:30 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Althea Gibson basked in a ticker-tape parade in New York a decade before Arthur Ashe won the 1968 U.S. Open. Gibson won 11 majors in three years from 1956-58, including the French Open, Wimbledon and U.S. Open singles titles. She integrated two sports — tennis and golf —...

Paire, Hurkacz advance to Winston-Salem Open final

Aug. 23, 2019 11:42 PM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Top-seeded Benoit Paire and third-seeded Hubert Hurkacz advanced to the Winston-Salem Open final Friday night. Paire rallied to beat Steve Johnson 1-6, 6-0, 6-0 before Hurkacz upset Denis Shapovalov 6-3, 6-4. Paire, a Frenchman ranked 30th in the world, will try to win his third...

Serena vs. Sharapova set for prime time on Day 1 of US Open

Aug. 23, 2019 7:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Serena Williams vs. Maria Sharapova is, not surprisingly, getting primetime billing at the U.S. Open. The two tennis stars' 22nd career meeting — and first at Flushing Meadows — will be the opening act in Arthur Ashe Stadium for the night session on Monday as the year's last...