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Victoria Azarenka from Belarus reacts after winning during the Ostrava Open 2020 tennis tournament final match against Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus in Ostrava, Czech Republic, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020. (Jaroslav Ozana/CTK Pool via AP)

Sabalenka cruises past Azarenka for title at Ostrava Open

Oct. 25, 2020 11:54 AM EDT

OSTRAVA, Czech Republic (AP) — Third-seeded Aryna Sabalenka cruised to the title at the inaugural Ostrava Open on Sunday, defeating fourth-seeded Victoria Azarenka 6-2, 6-2 in the first WTA all-Belarusian final. The big-hitting 22-year-old Sabalenka dominated the match but her former top-ranked opponent...

This screengrab released by Time shows Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, hosting a special Time100 talk Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, focusing on the digital world. They said the idea is to help make online communities safer and free of misinformation. (Time via AP)

Duke and Duchess of Sussex convene session on digital world

Oct. 20, 2020 6:30 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Creating online communities free of danger and misinformation is crucial in building a better world, the Duchess of Sussex told an online audience Tuesday during a special Time100 Talks episode she curated with her husband, Prince Harry. "This isn’t just a tech problem. This...

An Italian fan wears a protective mask attends the UEFA Nations League soccer match between Poland and Italy at Energa stadium in Gdansk, Poland, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

The Latest: Women's title fight called off because of virus

Oct. 14, 2020 11:03 AM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ A women’s world middleweight title fight in England has been called off after a trainer tested positive for the coronavirus. The trainer is Peter Fury. He is the uncle of heavyweight champion Tyson Fury. Peter Fury is...

FILE  - In this June 5, 2011, file photo, Spain's Rafael Nadal, right, and Switzerland's Roger Federer pose with their trophies after the men's final match for the French Open tennis tournament at Roland Garros stadium in Paris. Rafael Nadal beat Novak Djokovic 6-0, 6-2, 7-5 in the French Open final to win his 20th Grand Slam title, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020. That ties Roger Federer’s record for most major tennis championships by a man. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau, File)

Analysis: Let Nadal vs. Federer vs. Djokovic GOAT debate go

Oct. 12, 2020 1:19 PM EDT

Now that the 2020 Grand Slam season is done and Rafael Nadal is tied with Roger Federer at 20 major championships, the most for a man in tennis history, followed by Novak Djokovic at 17, some might be tempted to rekindle the conversation about which is the “Greatest of All-Time.” The truth is,...

The Eiffel Tower is seen in the background, as Poland's Iga Swiatek, suddenly becoming a Grand Slam champion at the age of 19, poses with her trophy during a photo call on the rooftop of Galeries Lafayette, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, after winning the final match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Saturday. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

French Open champ Swiatek rises to 17th; Djokovic, Nadal 1-2

Oct. 12, 2020 9:47 AM EDT

French Open champion Iga Swiatek joined the Top 20 for the first time Monday by rising 37 spots in the WTA rankings to a career-best No. 17. Rafael Nadal’s 6-0, 6-2, 7-5 victory over Novak Djokovic on Sunday for a 13th championship at Roland Garros and 20th Grand Slam trophy in all — tying Roger...

Residents revive tennis courts in North Carolina city

Oct. 12, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

EAST SPENCER, N.C. (AP) — After hitting a few shots back and forth over a tattered net, Martin Jackson looked at his father and delivered the verdict. “Martin looked at me and said, ‘I think this court is salvageable. I think you could save this,’” said George Jackson,...

Spain's Rafael Nadal celebrates winning the final match of the French Open tennis tournament against Serbia's Novak Djokovic in three sets, 6-0, 6-2, 7-5, at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

The Latest: Federer congratulates Nadal on 20th Slam title

Oct. 11, 2020 1:10 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Latest from the French Open (all times local): ___ 7 p.m. Roger Federer has congratulated rival Rafael Nadal on pulling even at 20 Grand Slam titles. In an Instagram post Sunday after Nadal's victory over Novak Djokovic in the French Open final, Federer wrote that he has “always had...

Hungary's Timea Babos,left, and France's Kristina Mladenovic hold the trophy after winning the women's doubles final match of the French Open tennis tournament against Chile's Alexa Guarachi and Desirae Krawczyk of the U.S. at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

Quarantined in New York, Mladenovic wins doubles in Paris

Oct. 11, 2020 9:38 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Unlike in New York, at the U.S. Open where she was placed in quarantine and forced out of the women's doubles tournament after playing cards with a coronavirus-infected player, Kristina Mladenovic came up trumps in doubles at the French Open. The French player and Hungarian partner Timea...

Poland's Iga Swiatek, suddenly becoming a Grand Slam champion at the age of 19, poses with her trophy during a photo call on the rooftop of Galeries Lafayette, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, after winning the final match of the French Open tennis tournament against Sofia Kenin of the U.S. at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Saturday. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

Analysis: Swiatek, younger set thriving in women's tennis

Oct. 11, 2020 8:36 AM EDT

Iga Swiatek took note when Naomi Osaka was accumulating three Grand Slam trophies by age 22. Swiatek also was paying attention, of course, when Bianca Andreescu won her first major at 19. And when Sofia Kenin added her name to the list of Slam champions at 21. “For sure, it’s, like, inspiring. I...

Poland's Iga Swiatek kisses the trophy after winning the final match of the French Open tennis tournament against Sofia Kenin of the U.S. in two sets 6-4, 6-1, at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

Just 19, ranked 54th, Swiatek wins French Open for 1st Slam

Oct. 10, 2020 2:08 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Minutes after suddenly becoming a Grand Slam champion at age 19, while ranked just 54th, Iga Swiatek held a microphone during the French Open trophy presentation and was hesitant for pretty much the only time over the past two weeks. “First of all, I'm not very good at speeches,”...