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Rublev beats Ivashka to reach 2nd round in St. Petersburg

Sep. 17, 2019 3:28 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Andrei Rublev had to come from a set down to beat qualifier Ilya Ivashka 4-6, 6-0, 6-4 Tuesday in the first round of the St. Petersburg Open. Ivashka was a break up at 4-3 in the third set before Rublev won the next three games to seal the match. Rublev is coming off a run to...

Roger Federer to decide soon on Tokyo Olympic plans

Sep. 17, 2019 12:10 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Roger Federer plans to decide "in the next month or so" whether he will play at next year's Tokyo Olympics. Federer said Tuesday his 2020 schedule is set through Wimbledon, which ends July 12. The week-long Olympic tournament starts July 25 and ends a few days before his 39th birthday. "I...

Keys beats Kasatkina in 1st round of Pan Pacific Open

Sep. 17, 2019 10:05 AM EDT

OSAKA, Japan (AP) — Fifth-seeded Madison Keys improved her overall record against Daria Kasatkina to 6-0 by beating the Russian 6-3, 6-4 on Tuesday in the first round of the Pan Pacific Open. Keys converted six of her 10 break points in the match. "I feel good. I'm always a little bit nervous ahead of my...

Kukushkin, Mannarino reach 2nd round at St. Petersburg Open

Sep. 16, 2019 1:18 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Sixth-seeded Mikhail Kukushkin defeated up-and-coming Italian Jannik Sinner in the first round of the St. Petersburg Open on Monday, while No. 7 Adrian Mannarino also advanced. Kukushkin won 6-3, 7-6 (4) against the 18-year-old Sinner, who is ranked a career-high 127th after...

Holding court: It's Bianca Andreescu Day in Toronto

Sep. 16, 2019 1:14 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — The honors keep rolling in for Bianca Andreescu. One day after her hometown of Mississauga, Ontario, staged a "She The North" rally for the U.S. Open champion, neighboring Toronto proclaimed Monday "Bianca Andreescu Day." Toronto Mayor John Tory noted her "amazing accomplishments" on Twitter...

Pavlyuchenkova eases into 2nd round at Pan Pacific Open

Sep. 16, 2019 7:55 AM EDT

OSAKA, Japan (AP) — Former finalist Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova needed less than an hour to beat Dayana Yastremska 6-3, 6-1 on Monday in the first round of the Toray Pan Pacific Open. Pavlyuchenkova, who lost the 2017 final to Caroline Wozniacki, went on a roll early in the second set to win 11 of the first...

Nadal to open in ATP Cup in Perth; Djokovic on east coast

Sep. 15, 2019 10:28 PM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — U.S. Open champion Rafael Nadal will start his 2020 season on the opposite side of Australia to Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer when he leads Spain in a group-stage qualifier in the new ATP Cup team competition. Spain was drawn into Group B with Japan and Georgia and will play in Perth on...

Pliskova overcomes rain and Martic to win Zhengzhou Open

Sep. 15, 2019 10:38 AM EDT

ZHENGZHOU, China (AP) — Top-seeded Karolina Pliskova overcame rain delays and an early deficit to beat Petra Martic 6-3, 6-2 in the final of the Zhengzhou Open on Sunday. Rain halted play in the first set after seventh-seeded Martic went 2-0 ahead. When play resumed, Pliskova won the next three games and...

PHOTO GALLERY: A selection of pictures from the past week

Sep. 15, 2019 2:05 AM EDT

Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see. This week's gallery includes a boy waving to passing motorists to commemorate the anniversary of the Sept....

Biden's 'record player' just 1 of his vintage references

Sep. 14, 2019 4:19 PM EDT

Joe Biden's suggestion that parents leave a record player on to teach their babies better vocabulary was a head-scratching (needle-scratching?) moment in Thursday's debate. But it was hardly the first time the 76-year-old Biden has busted out a vintage reference that reveals his age and leaves some in the...