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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...

US OPEN '19: Things feel better for Osaka back in New York

Aug. 23, 2019 5:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Everything felt better for Naomi Osaka once she returned to the U.S. Open. The knee injury that forced her to retire during her last match no longer is so painful. The disappointment with her tennis that led her last month to say she wasn't having fun playing has been replaced by calmness....

US OPEN '19: Coco Gauff, 15, part of crop of young Americans

Aug. 23, 2019 8:41 AM EDT

Just like many tennis fans, Coco Gauff's father expects a lot from his precocious, 15-year-old daughter. Makes sense, given the way she swings a racket on a tennis court and handles herself away from one. "Even after I win a tournament, he'll let me celebrate, but then he's like, 'It's back to work.' And I...

US Open '19: No. 1 Osaka defends; Serena Williams eyes 24th

Aug. 22, 2019 4:02 PM EDT

Women to watch at the U.S. Open, where play begins Monday: ___ NAOMI OSAKA Seeded: 1 Country: Japan Age: 21 2019 Match Record: 26-10 2019 Singles Titles: 1 Career Singles Titles: 3 Grand Slam Singles Titles: 2 — U.S. Open (2018), Australian Open (2019) Last 5 U.S. Opens: 2018-Won Championship, 2017-3rd,...

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...

US OPEN '19: Williams-Osaka reverberations felt, year later

Aug. 21, 2019 1:03 PM EDT

As the start of the 2019 U.S. Open approaches, the indelible image from last year's tournament does not involve a particularly remarkable shot or a champion holding a trophy. Instead, it is, and likely forever will remain, Serena Williams pointing her index finger at chair umpire Carlos Ramos while insisting that...

Defending champs Osaka, Djokovic are No. 1 seeds for US Open

Aug. 21, 2019 11:41 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Defending champions Naomi Osaka and Novak Djokovic are the No. 1 seeds for singles play in the U.S. Open. Osaka, who beat Serena Williams in last year's final for her first Grand Slam title, recently regained the top spot in the WTA rankings from Ash Barty. Barty is the No. 2 seed, followed...

US to face Latvia in Fed Cup, Romania to play Russia

Aug. 21, 2019 9:40 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The United States will face Latvia for a place in next year's Fed Cup finals, the first time the "World Cup of Tennis" tournament system will be used. The draw for February's qualifying matches pits the Americans against a Latvian team that could include former French Open champion Jelena...

American teen Anisimova out of US Open after father's death

Aug. 20, 2019 2:01 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — American teenager Amanda Anisimova withdrew from the U.S. Open on Tuesday because of the recent death of her father and coach, Konstantin. A statement from family members, released by Anisimova's representatives, said: "We are shocked and saddened by the sudden passing of our father. We...

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...