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United States' Bethanie Mattek-Sands leaps toward Sofia Kenin after they defeated Latvia's Jelena Ostapenko and Anastasija Sevastova during the doubles match in a Fed Cup tennis qualifying tie to advance the U.S. team Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, in Everett, Wash. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

US advances to Fed Cup Finals after doubles win over Latvia

Feb. 9, 2020 2:46 AM EST

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — Australian Open champion Sofia Kenin was hoping not to have to take the court again after falling short in her singles match. After Serena Williams was defeated for the first time in a Fed Cup singles match, it was left to Kenin and Bethanie Mattek-Sands to get the United States into...

United States' Serena Williams, right, talks with coach Kathy Rinaldi during a Fed Cup qualifying tennis match against Latvia's Jelena Ostapenko on Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, in Everett, Wash. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Williams remains perfect in Fed Cup; US leads Latvia 2-0

Feb. 8, 2020 10:11 AM EST

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — Nearly five years passed since Serena Williams last played singles in a Fed Cup competition. Even though she struggled for stretches on Friday night, Williams remained perfect. Williams improved to 14-0 in Fed Cup singles matches, defeating Jelena Ostapenko in straight sets to give...

The United States Fed Cup team, from left, Bethanie Mattek-Sands, Alison Riske,  Serena Williams, Coco Gauf,  Sofia Kenin, and team captain Kathy Rinaldi pose during the draw for their Fed Cup tennis matches against Latvia, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020 at Angel of the Winds Arena in Everett, Wash., (Dean Rutz/The Seattle Times via AP)

Aussie Open champ Kenin continues busy stretch with Fed Cup

Feb. 6, 2020 6:11 PM EST

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — When Sofia Kenin looks back on the past week, it truly is a blur. As last Saturday night turned to Sunday morning, Kenin was basking in the adulation following her first career Grand Slam tournament title as the winner of the Australian Open after beating Garbiñe Muguruza in the...

Serbia's Novak Djokovic kisses his trophy, the Norman Brookes Challenge Cup, during a photo shoot at Melbourne's Royal Botanic Gardens following his win over Austria's Dominic Thiem in the men's singles final at the Australian Open tennis championships, in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, Feb. 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

Djokovic returns to No. 1; Kenin top American woman at No. 7

Feb. 3, 2020 4:55 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Novak Djokovic returned to No. 1 in the ATP rankings Monday after winning his eighth Australian Open title, while Sofia Kenin's first Grand Slam trophy boosted her to a career-high No. 7 — and made her the leading American — on the WTA list. Djokovic's 6-4, 4-6,...

Serbia's Novak Djokovic addresses a press conference after defeating Austria's Dominic Thiem to win the men's singles final at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, Feb. 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)

Analysis: Look out, Roger & Rafa; Nole keeps gaining on you

Feb. 2, 2020 2:34 PM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — As Novak Djokovic conducted yet another in a long string of interviews after earning his record eighth Australian Open championship, runner-up Dominic Thiem was sliding into the front passenger seat of a white tournament courtesy van. It was past 1:30 a.m. local time, and...

In this photo provided by Tennis Australia, Sofia Kenin, left, of the U.S. is greeted by her father Alex after defeating Spain's Garbine Muguruza in the women's final at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020. (Fiona Hamilton/Tennis Australia via AP)

Living 'American Dream,' Sofia Kenin wins her 1st Slam title

Feb. 1, 2020 2:32 PM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Back in 1987, 11 years before new Australian Open champion Sofia Kenin was born, her parents left Moscow for New York City, eager to escape the Soviet Union and live in the United States because, as her father, Alex, put it: "You want to see the world. You want a better future...

Sofia Kenin of the U.S. answers questions at a press conference following her win over Spain's Garbine Muguruza in the women's final at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)

Kenin of US tops Muguruza at Australian Open for 1st major

Feb. 1, 2020 12:02 PM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — This, essentially, was where Sofia Kenin was going to win or lose the Australian Open final: She was down love-40 while serving at 2-all in the third set against two-time major champion Garbiñe Muguruza. Kenin sensed this was the moment that would matter. Up in the stands...

Barbora Krejcikova, left, of the Czech Republic and Croatia's Nikola Mektic talk during their match against Bethanie Mattek-Sands of the U.S. and partner Britain's Jamie Murray in the mixed doubles final at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

The Latest: Krejcikova-Mektic win Australian mixed title

Feb. 1, 2020 8:11 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on the Australian Open (all times local): 12:05 p.m. Barbora Krejcikova successfully defended her Australian Open mixed doubles title by partnering with Nikola Mektic to beat Jamie Murray and Bethanie Mattek-Sands 5-7, 6-4 (10-1) in a fluctuating final under the...

Sofia Kenin of the U.S. beats Garbiñe Muguruza in Australian Open final to win her first Grand Slam title

Feb. 1, 2020 5:48 AM EST
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Sofia Kenin of the U.S. beats Garbiñe Muguruza in Australian Open final to win her first Grand Slam title.
Austria's Dominic Thiem celebrates after defeating Germany's Alexander Zverev during their semifinal match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, Jan. 31, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

Thiem beats Zverev to reach 1st Australian Open final

Jan. 31, 2020 9:20 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Locked in an even-as-can-be Australian Open semifinal, Dominic Thiem looked up at his guest box, patted his belly and stuck out his tongue, as if to indicate he was feeling sick. He shook his head. He winced. Whatever might have been going on, Thiem turned out to be just fine --...