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Springfield Laser tennis player Olga Govortsova delivers a serve during the World TeamTennis tournament at The Greenbrier resort Sunday July 12, 2020, in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Fans welcomed to World TeamTennis matches in West Virginia

Jul. 12, 2020 4:08 PM EDT

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) — Tennys Sandgren celebrated a game-clinching point in pandemic-appropriate fashion, retrieving the ball himself in the absence of ball kids, and exchanging an awkward fist-to-elbow bump with a teammate as the World TeamTennis season started before mask-wearing fans on...

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain celebrates on the podium after winning the Styrian Formula One Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring racetrack in Spielberg, Austria, Sunday, July 12, 2020. (Joe Klamar/Pool via AP)

F1 star Hamilton raises right fist in fight against racism

Jul. 12, 2020 1:05 PM EDT

SPIELBERG, Austria (AP) — Standing on the podium to celebrate his latest win, Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton raised a clenched right fist and then delivered a message to his fellow drivers not to slow down in the fight against racism. It's 52 years since American sprinters Tommie Smith and John...

FILE - In this July 5, 1980, file photo, Sweden's Bjorn Borg falls to his knees in front of the scoreboard on the Centre Court at Wimbledon after beating American John McEnroe, 1-6, 6-3, 7-5, 6-7, 8-6, to take the men's singles final for the fifth year in a row. (AP Photo/Robert Dear, File)

AP Was There: McEnroe wins tiebreaker, Borg wins Wimbledon

Jul. 12, 2020 4:24 AM EDT

EDITOR’S NOTE — Tennis history is filled with wonderful rivalries, and so many are remembered because of matchups in Wimbledon finals. The Associated Press is republishing stories about a handful of such matches while the canceled grass-court Grand Slam tournament was supposed to be played. One...

Mardy Fish leads American Century celebrity tournament

Jul. 11, 2020 6:57 PM EDT

STATELINE, Nev. (AP) — Former tennis player Mardy Fish birdied the final five holes in a record-breaking round Saturday to take a three-point lead over former Buffalo defensive tackle Kyle Williams in the American Century Championship. The celebrity tournament is being played without fans at Edgewood Tahoe...

Traffic passes by the statue of tennis star Arthur Ashe on Monument Avenue, Friday, July 10, 2020, in Richmond, Va. Family members of Ashe have asked the city to move the statue during the recent civil unrest. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Statue to tennis star Arthur Ashe to stay put in Richmond

Jul. 10, 2020 7:38 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — On Richmond's Monument Avenue, the collection of towering statues honoring Confederate veterans was interrupted by one noticeably different: a monument to Black tennis legend and civil rights activist Arthur Ashe. The Ashe statue seemed safe from defacement during recent protests over...

FILE - In this July 7, 2013, filemphoto, Andy Murray of Britain poses with the trophy after defeating Novak Djokovic of Serbia in the men's singles final match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)

Wimbledon to allocate prize money despite cancellation

Jul. 10, 2020 10:03 AM EDT

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Wimbledon will pay out $12.5 million in prize money to 620 players despite the tournament's cancellation because of the coronavirus pandemic, the All England Club said Friday. After consulting with its insurance provider, club officials said 256 players who would have competed in...

FILE - In this July 7, 2013, filemphoto, Andy Murray of Britain poses with the trophy after defeating Novak Djokovic of Serbia in the men's singles final match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)

AP Was There: Murray ends Britain's 77-year Wimbledon wait

Jul. 10, 2020 5:03 AM EDT

EDITOR’S NOTE — Tennis history is filled with wonderful rivalries, and so many are remembered because of matchups in Wimbledon finals. The Associated Press is republishing stories about a handful of such matches while the canceled grass-court Grand Slam tournament was supposed to be played. One...

FILE - In this July 6, 2008, file photo, Spain's Rafael Nadal left, shakes the hand of Switzerland's Roger Federer after winning the men's final on the Centre Court at Wimbledon. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus, File)

AP Was There: Nadal edges Federer 9-7 in 5th at Wimbledon

Jul. 9, 2020 5:03 AM EDT

-EDITOR’S NOTE — Tennis history is filled with wonderful rivalries, and so many are remembered because of matchups in Wimbledon finals. The Associated Press is republishing stories about a handful of such matches while the canceled grass-court Grand Slam tournament was supposed to be played. One...

FILE - In this July 6, 2008, file photo, Switzerland's Roger Federer left, and Spain's Rafael Nadal pose for a photo prior to the start of the men's singles final on the Centre Court at Wimbledon. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus, File)

Federer saw rival Nadal 'grow, right in front of my eyes'

Jul. 9, 2020 5:03 AM EDT

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal own an unforgettable collection of on-court contests — including nine Grand Slam finals — and a healthy store of mutual off-court respect for each other. “I saw him grow, right in front of my eyes,” Federer said in an interview with The Associated Press...

FILE - In this July 5, 1989, file photo, defending champion Steffi Graf from Germany moves to return to Spain's Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario during their women's singles quarterfinal match on Wimbledon's Centre Court in London. Graf won the match to reach the semifinals of the tournament, where she will meet Chris Evert. (AP Photo/Dave Caulkin, File)

AP Was There: Graf beats Navratilova at Wimbledon again

Jul. 8, 2020 5:03 AM EDT

EDITOR’S NOTE — Tennis history is filled with wonderful rivalries, and so many are remembered because of matchups in Wimbledon finals. The Associated Press is republishing stories about a handful of such matches while the canceled grass-court Grand Slam tournament was supposed to be played. One...