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Serena Williams: 23 Grand Slam singles titles and much more

Aug. 09, 2022 17:37 PM EDT

Serena Williams acknowledged Tuesday that she will be stepping away from her professional tennis career soon. She turns 41 next month, shortly after the U.S. Open ends in New York. Williams has won 23 Grand Slam singles titles along with 14 major championships in doubles, all with...

Kyrgios survives 6 match points, beats Tiafoe at Citi Open

Aug. 06, 2022 01:39 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wimbledon runner-up Nick Kyrgios fought off six match points during a second-set tiebreaker against hometown favorite Frances Tiafoe, then raced past him in the third set to win 6-7 (5), 7-6 (12), 6-2 at the Citi Open on Friday night. In the first-ever meeting...

Wimbledon appealing fine from women's tour over Russia ban

Jul. 04, 2022 08:33 AM EDT

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — The All England Club is appealing a fine levied by the WTA women’s professional tennis tour for banning Russian and Belarusian players from tournaments in Britain because of the war in Ukraine. The Lawn Tennis Association — the British federation for...

French Open updates | Alcaraz youngest in 4th Rd since 2006

May. 27, 2022 17:22 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the French Open (all times local): 11:15 p.m. Carlos Alcaraz displayed deft drop shots and plenty of other skillful strokes to become the youngest man in the French Open’s fourth round since Novak Djokovic in 2006. The...

Carlos Alcaraz saves match point to remain in French Open

May. 25, 2022 17:45 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — This was the sort of point in the sort of contest that, if 19-year-old Carlos Alcaraz eventually reaches the heights so many believe he will, the lucky folks on hand at Court Simonne Mathieu on Wednesday night just might regale dinner guests for years with tales that begin, “We...

French Open updates | Nadal gets 300th Grand Slam match win

May. 25, 2022 17:25 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the French Open tennis tournament (all times local): ___ 11:20 p.m. Rafael Nadal reached 300 career Grand Slam match victories by beating Corentin Moutet 6-3, 6-1, 6-4 in the second round at Roland Garros. The...

Osaka loses in 1st round of French Open, may skip Wimbledon

May. 24, 2022 00:31 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A year ago, Naomi Osaka left the French Open of her own volition, never beaten on the court but determining that she needed to pull out before the second round to stand up for herself and protect her mind. On Monday, Osaka departed Roland Garros against her will —...

French Open updates | Djokovic plans to play Wimbledon

May. 23, 2022 17:52 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the French Open tennis tournament (all times local): ___ 11:45 p.m. Novak Djokovic says he plans to defend his title at Wimbledon this year and supports the decision by the ATP men’s tour to withhold ranking points from...

EXPLAINER: Why will Russia's Ukraine war affect Wimbledon?

May. 21, 2022 12:59 PM EDT

The usual trophies and prize money will be on the line for Novak Djokovic, Iga Swiatek and other top players at Wimbledon, but there is a significant change there this year: No one will earn ranking points, a valuable currency in tennis, when play begins June 27. The women’s and...

Wimbledon's Russia ban prompts tours to cut ranking points

May. 20, 2022 16:29 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The women's and men’s professional tennis tours will not award ranking points for Wimbledon this year because of the All England Club’s ban on players from Russia and Belarus over the invasion of Ukraine, an unprecedented move that stands as a significant rebuke of the sport's...