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Federer, Djokovic headline rosters for Laver Cup in Chicago

Aug. 21, 2018 3:21 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Roger Federer and Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic will headline the team from Europe next month in the Laver Cup. The rosters for the exhibition matches in Chicago were announced Tuesday. A six-player team from Europe will face a team of players from the rest of the world in the second...

Serena Williams seeded 17 at US Open, 9 spots above ranking

Aug. 21, 2018 1:46 PM EDT

Serena Williams got a bit of a boost in the seedings for the U.S. Open by being placed at No. 17, nine spots above her current ranking. The U.S. Tennis Association's decision, announced Tuesday along with all the other seeds for the main draws of women's and men's singles, means Williams avoids a possible matchup...

2008 Australian Open runner-up Tsonga withdraws from US Open

Aug. 20, 2018 5:42 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Former top-10 player Jo-Wilfried Tsonga has pulled out of the U.S. Open because of an injured left knee. The Frenchman's withdrawal was announced Monday by the U.S. Tennis Association. He'll be replaced in the field by James Duckworth of Australia. It's the third consecutive Grand Slam...

No. 1 Halep withdraws from final tune-up for US Open

Aug. 20, 2018 3:22 PM EDT

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Top-ranked Simona Halep has withdrawn from the Connecticut Open, citing a sore right Achilles tendon. The Romanian was scheduled to play Tuesday in New Haven, but says in a statement her Achilles is sore from "two weeks of many matches and I need to recover in time for the U.S....

Want to vote for the Tennis Hall of Fame? Now you can

Aug. 20, 2018 10:41 AM EDT

Martina Hingis figures she wouldn't have needed any help from fans to earn her spot in the International Tennis Hall of Fame. Still, she likes the idea that folks around the world now will have a say in who gets elected. "I would have hoped that people liked me and liked my game, liked my style, so hopefully that...

Finally! Djokovic beats Federer for 1st Cincinnati title

Aug. 19, 2018 7:15 PM EDT

MASON, Ohio (AP) — Novak Djokovic gave his racket to a fan and tossed his sweatbands into the stands. No need for mementos from this victory. The long-awaited Rookwood pottery trophy would be plenty. Djokovic finally mastered the one tournament that's eluded him, beating nemesis Roger Federer 6-4, 6-4 on...

WTA Tour back in New Haven for Connecticut Open

Aug. 19, 2018 11:28 AM EDT

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — The WTA Tour is making its annual stop in New Haven. The Connecticut Open is the final tuneup for the women before the U.S. Open in New York. This year's tournament features five of the top 10 ranked players in the world: No. 1 Simona Halep, No. 5 Caroline Garcia, No. 6 Petra...

Djokovic into Cincinnati final, Federer in his way again

Aug. 18, 2018 8:41 PM EDT

MASON, Ohio (AP) — Novak Djokovic is again so close to the one title that eludes him. And the same nemesis is standing in his way, all over again. It's a moment in time: Djokovic vs. Federer for a title. Djokovic closed in on a Western & Southern Open title with his 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 victory over Marin...

Racket-smashing Djokovic reaches Cincinnati semifinals

Aug. 18, 2018 12:10 AM EDT

MASON, Ohio (AP) — Novak Djokovic destroyed a racket to get on track, and took another step toward the title that has eluded him. Roger Federer stayed on course to add to his record haul in Cincinnati. Enraged by his poor play at the outset, Djokovic slammed his racket on the court and rallied for a 7-5,...

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...