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Inside Met Gala, where there's always someone more famous

Sep. 14, 2021 09:49 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. women’s soccer star Megan Rapinoe had just gotten her beverage at the bar at the edge of the room. She looked back at the throbbing crowd of celebrities packed into the center of the airy Petrie Court, where the Met Gala was holding its cocktail reception. ...

Raducanu's US Open title moves her up 127 spots to No. 23

Sep. 13, 2021 11:27 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Emma Raducanu's qualifier-to-champion run at the U.S. Open vaulted her 127 spots in the WTA rankings to a career-high No. 23 on Monday. The 18-year-old from Britain began the year ranked 345th, rose to 179th in July by reaching...

Analysis: US Open champion Raducanu shows poise at just 18

Sep. 12, 2021 13:21 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Emma Raducanu sat on her sideline chair at Arthur Ashe Stadium with her left knee, in her words, “gushing with blood.” OK, maybe a bit of hyperbole there. Still, the 18-year-old from Britain had just hurt herself on a fall behind the baseline at a...

Qualifier to champion: Britain's Raducanu, 18, wins US Open

Sep. 12, 2021 11:41 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — British teenager Emma Raducanu arrived in New York last month with a ranking of 150th, just one Grand Slam appearance to her name and a flight booked to head out of town after the U.S. Open's preliminary rounds in case she failed to win her way into the main tournament. ...

Today in History

Sep. 12, 2021 00:03 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, Sept. 12, the 255th day of 2021. There are 110 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 12, 2001, stunned rescue workers continued to search for bodies in the World Trade...

On 9/11, US Open runner-up says New York gave her strength

Sep. 11, 2021 22:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Leylah Fernandez had been listening to New Yorkers, and now she wanted them to hear her. They had wildly supported her across two memorable weeks of tennis, a time she had called “magical.” And when it was over, on the 20th...

The Latest: Robin Montgomery sweeps US Open girls' titles

Sep. 11, 2021 20:14 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): ___ 8:10 p.m. Robin Montgomery won a second U.S. Open girls' title of the day when she and partner Ashlyn Krueger took the doubles championship. ...

Global citizens, teen US Open finalists have fans all over

Sep. 10, 2021 17:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Emma Raducanu first met Leylah Fernandez at a tournament for players 12 and under, around the time one of Fernandez’s teachers urged her to give up the tennis dream. They shared a love of the game and a connection to Canada, where Fernandez lived and...

Teen dream: Raducanu, 18, Fernandez, 19, into US Open final

Sep. 10, 2021 02:30 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Emma Raducanu and Leylah Fernandez are so similar in so many ways: They possess enviable quickness and anticipation. They take balls low to the ground and redirect them with ease. They don’t care how much better-known or more successful opponents are. They love the big...

US Open Lookahead: Djokovic, Zverev again in a semifinal

Sep. 10, 2021 00:09 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — LOOKAHEAD TO FRIDAY Novak Djokovic’s bid for an Olympic gold medal was stopped in the semifinals in Tokyo by Alexander Zverev. Now it’s Zverev again who can end the top-seeded Djokovic’s quest for the first calendar-year Grand Slam in men’s...