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Soaked! Djokovic's match suspended in rainy Cincinnati

Aug. 16, 2018 10:37 PM EDT

MASON, Ohio (AP) — Novak Djokovic's quest for his first Western & Southern Open title ran into a different obstacle Thursday night, with batches of rain forcing his match against defending champion Grigor Dimitrov to be suspended overnight. Roger Federer's match against Leonardo Mayer was postponed...

Djokovic wins in Cincinnati, Halep's match suspended

Aug. 16, 2018 8:54 AM EDT

MASON, Ohio (AP) — Novak Djokovic completed his comeback from elbow surgery by winning Wimbledon for the fourth time. He's inching closer to one of the few titles to elude him throughout his career. Djokovic overcame an upset stomach and a sluggish first set Wednesday, beating Adrian Mannarino 4-6, 6-2,...

Nadal drops out of Cincinnati, scuttling 'Big 4' reunion

Aug. 12, 2018 9:10 PM EDT

MASON, Ohio (AP) — Rafael Nadal dropped out of the Western & Southern Open on Sunday night, scuttling a reunion of the "Big Four." Nadal withdrew a few hours after he won his fifth title of the year in Toronto, beating Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-2, 7-6 (4). Instead of playing more grueling matches in...

Simona Halep wins in Montreal, beating Sloane Stephens

Aug. 12, 2018 6:50 PM EDT

MONTREAL (AP) — Top-ranked Simona Halep outlasted third-ranked Sloane Stephens 7-6 (6), 3-6, 6-4 on Sunday to win her second Rogers Cup title. The 26-year-old Romanian star also won the hard-court event that rotates between Toronto and Montreal in 2016 in Montreal. In a rematch of Halep's French Open final...

Simona Halep, weary and aching, reaches Montreal final

Aug. 11, 2018 9:22 PM EDT

MONTREAL (AP) — A weary Simona Halep, upset over how her matches are scheduled, beat Ashleigh Barty 6-4, 6-1 on Saturday to reach the final Rogers Cup final. The top-ranked Romanian will play for the title Sunday against the third-ranked Sloane Stephens in a rematch of Halep's victory in the French Open...

Sloane Stephens reaches Rogers Cup semifinals

Aug. 10, 2018 10:02 PM EDT

MONTREAL (AP) — U.S. Open champion Sloane Stephens romped into the Rogers Cup semifinals Friday, beating Anastasija Sevastova 6-2, 6-2. The 25-year-old Stephens, ranked No. 3 in the world, won a hard-court title in Miami in March and lost the French Open final to top-ranked Simona Halep. In the semifinals,...

US Open champ Sloane Stephens advances in Montreal

Aug. 9, 2018 10:38 PM EDT

MONTREAL (AP) — U.S. Open champion Sloane Stephens advanced to the Rogers Cup quarterfinals, beating Carla Suarez Navarro 6-2, 7-5 on Thursday in the hard-court event. After Suarez overcame a 5-1 deficit to tie the second set at 5, Stephens broke serve for a 6-5 lead and scored four straight points to put...

Cornet upsets Wimbledon champ Kerber in Montreal

Aug. 8, 2018 9:21 PM EDT

MONTREAL (AP) — Alize Cornet of France beat listless-looking Wimbledon champion Angelique Kerber 6-4, 6-1 on Wednesday in the second round of the Rogers Cup. The unseeded Cornet advanced to a third-round meeting with 15th-seeded Ashleigh Barty of Australia, a 7-6 (7) 6-2 winner over Belgium's Alison Van...

Maria Sharapova advances at Rogers Cup

Aug. 7, 2018 11:57 PM EDT

MONTREAL (AP) — Maria Sharapova advanced to the second round of the Rogers Cup with a 6-1, 6-2 victory over qualifier Sesil Karatantcheva of Bulgaria on Tuesday. Play resumed under the afternoon sun with Sharapova leading 4-1 in the first set after heavy rain and lightning forced organizers to suspend the...

Venus Williams holds off challenge from teen at Rogers Cup

Aug. 6, 2018 11:37 PM EDT

MONTREAL (AP) — Venus Williams advanced to the second round of the Rogers Cup after a 7-5, 6-1 victory over Caroline Dolehide on Monday. The 14th-ranked Williams made quick work of her 19-year-old fellow American in the second set after coming from behind to win a back-and-forth first set. The seven-time...