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Giorgi upsets Stephens at Pan Pacific Open

Sep. 19, 2019 12:32 PM EDT

OSAKA, Japan (AP) — Camila Giorgi dropped just three games to upset third-seeded Sloane Stephens 6-0, 6-3 in the second round of the Toray Pan Pacific Open on Thursday. The unseeded Italian, who reached the semifinals last year, beat the 2017 U.S. Open champion to set up a quarterfinal match against...

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...

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...

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....

7 years after 2nd 'retirement,' Clijsters returns to tennis

Sep. 12, 2019 2:42 PM EDT

Seven years after retiring from tennis a second time, Kim Clijsters is attempting another comeback at age 36. The former No. 1 and four-time major champion, who already is a member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame, announced Thursday she is planning to return to the pro tour in 2020, although she's not...

Tennis court to runway: Serena Williams hits Fashion Week

Sep. 11, 2019 6:59 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Talk about a quick recovery. Only three days after her shocking loss in the U.S. Open final, Serena Williams went from the court to the runway to present the latest collection of her fashion label, S by Serena. And she brought her baby daughter along for the ride: As she made her...

Nielsen says it will include out-of-home viewing soon

Sep. 10, 2019 9:45 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Television networks will be happy to know that ratings will go up for many of their programs next year, simply because the Nielsen company will count more people. The company whose numbers provide the currency for the TV industry says its change will begin next September, when it begins...

Injured Kevin Anderson to sit out rest of 2019 ATP season

Sep. 10, 2019 4:45 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Two-time Grand Slam finalist Kevin Anderson says he will take the rest of the 2019 season off as he continues to recover from a right knee injury. The hard-serving South African hasn't played in a tournament since losing in the third round of Wimbledon in July, and pulled out of the...

US Open champ Andreescu is WTA's No. 5; Medvedev 4th in ATP

Sep. 9, 2019 4:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A year ago at this time, Bianca Andreescu was ranked outside the WTA's top 200 after losing in the first round of U.S. Open qualifying. Look at her now. Thanks to winning her first Grand Slam title at Flushing Meadows, Andreescu jumped 10 spots to a career-high No. 5 in the rankings on...