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Serena's Legacy: Plenty of wins, plenty of stands on issues

Aug. 10, 2022 12:05 PM EDT

A couple of days before Serena Williams claimed the 22nd of her 23 Grand Slam singles titles at Wimbledon in 2016, she was asked what she makes of it when people refer to her as one of history's greatest female athletes. Her reply: She prefers being characterized as "one of the...

Kyrgios survives 6 match points, beats Tiafoe at Citi Open

Aug. 06, 2022 01:39 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wimbledon runner-up Nick Kyrgios fought off six match points during a second-set tiebreaker against hometown favorite Frances Tiafoe, then raced past him in the third set to win 6-7 (5), 7-6 (12), 6-2 at the Citi Open on Friday night. In the first-ever meeting...

Nadal withdraws from Montreal because of abdominal injury

Aug. 05, 2022 10:36 AM EDT

MONTREAL (AP) — Rafael Nadal withdrew from the upcoming hard-court tournament in Montreal on Friday because of the abdominal injury that caused him to pull out of Wimbledon ahead of the semifinals. The Spaniard had been 19-0 in Grand Slam matches this year when he decided the...

Unvaccinated Novak Djokovic pulls out of Montreal tournament

Aug. 04, 2022 16:47 PM EDT

MONTREAL (AP) — Novak Djokovic withdrew from the upcoming hard-court tournament in Montreal on Thursday because he is not vaccinated against COVID-19 and is therefore not allowed to enter Canada. By the same reason, as things stand now, he also will not be able to compete in the...

Unvaccinated Djokovic still hopes to play at US Open

Jul. 30, 2022 12:34 PM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Novak Djokovic is holding out hope that he'll be able to compete at the U.S. Open despite not being vaccinated against the coronavirus. The 21-time Grand Slam champion said Saturday on his social media accounts that he's been training as if he'll play at...

Djokovic joins Federer, Nadal, Murray on Europe at Laver Cup

Jul. 22, 2022 11:58 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Big Four are forming quite a squad at the Laver Cup, with Novak Djokovic joining Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray on Team Europe in September. Event organizers announced Friday that Djokovic will participate. He won Wimbledon this month...

Serena, Djokovic on US Open entry list - but might not play

Jul. 20, 2022 14:03 PM EDT

Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic were on the official U.S. Open entry lists released Wednesday, but that doesn't mean they'll necessarily play in the tournament — and in Djokovic's case, he can't, as of now, because he isn't vaccinated against COVID-19. The singles entry lists...

Analysis: Unvaccinated Djokovic’s pursuit of Nadal on hold

Jul. 11, 2022 08:58 AM EDT

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Fresh off a seventh Wimbledon championship, which gave him his 21st Grand Slam title — one ahead of Roger Federer, one behind Rafael Nadal — Novak Djokovic is headed off to vacation. What’s unclear is exactly how long a break he will take. And when...

Today in History: Alexander Hamilton's fatal duel

Jul. 11, 2022 00:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, July 11, the 192nd day of 2022. There are 173 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 11, 1804, Vice President Aaron Burr mortally wounded former Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton during a...

Djokovic tops Kyrgios for 7th Wimbledon, 21st Slam trophy

Jul. 10, 2022 16:22 PM EDT

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Novak Djokovic waited. He waited for Nick Kyrgios to lose focus and lose his way. Waited to find the proper read on his foe’s big serves. Waited until his own level rose to the occasion. Djokovic is not bothered by a deficit — in a game, a set, a...