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Russian tennis players collect 3 titles at US Open tuneups

Aug. 08, 2022 03:08 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was quite a week for Russia’s professional tennis players — four tournaments, three titles. One of them, Liudmila Samsonova, thinks it might not be merely a coincidence that this recent run of success for her, Daria Kasatkina and Daniil Medvedev comes...

Seventh-seeded Daria Kasatkina of Russia wins in San Jose

Aug. 07, 2022 23:44 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Daria Kasatkina fell to the ground in triumph and laid on her back for several moments after attacking a short ball off her serve and putting it away with a forehand winner on match point. A dramatic comeback victory sealed Sunday at the Mubadala Silicon...

Kyrgios wins Citi Open again; Samsonova takes women's title

Aug. 07, 2022 22:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As Nick Kyrgios rambled through a lengthy list of people he wanted to thank Sunday after ending a three-year title drought by claiming the trophy at the site of his last triumph, the Citi Open, he made a mention of the match officials. Then, catching himself, the...

Suddenly consistent Kyrgios moves into Citi Open final

Aug. 06, 2022 23:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nick Kyrgios found the consistency that has long eluded him, reaching a second consecutive tournament final for the first time in his career with a 7-6 (4), 6-3 victory over Mikael Ymer at the Citi Open on Saturday night. Kyrgios, the runner-up at Wimbledon to...

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...

Raducanu into Washington quarterfinals; Fritz stops in heat

Aug. 04, 2022 22:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Reigning U.S. Open champion Emma Raducanu found herself completely exhausted, physically and mentally, after playing a pair of tiebreakers across nearly three hours on a hot and humid afternoon at the Citi Open on Thursday. “Everything,” the second-seeded...

Venus Williams loses return to singles play in Washington

Aug. 01, 2022 22:08 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Venus Williams lost to Canadian Rebecca Marino on Monday in her return to singles play after more than a year away. The seven-time Grand Slam champion lost 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 in the first round of the Citi Open in Washington in her first singles match since last...

Venus Williams added as wild card for National Bank Open

Jul. 20, 2022 16:58 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Seven-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams has been given a wild-card entry into the main draw of the National Bank Open next month. She will compete in Toronto for the first time since 2019 and return to WTA Tour singles play for the first time since August 2021....

Serena, Djokovic on US Open entry list - but might not play

Jul. 20, 2022 14:03 PM EDT

Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic were on the official U.S. Open entry lists released Wednesday, but that doesn't mean they'll necessarily play in the tournament — and in Djokovic's case, he can't, as of now, because he isn't vaccinated against COVID-19. The singles entry lists...

Russian tennis player Kasatkina says she is dating a woman

Jul. 18, 2022 18:50 PM EDT

Russia's highest-ranked women's tennis player, Daria Kasatkina, said in a video interview released Monday that she is dating a woman. The French Open semifinalist's comments come as the Russian parliament discusses tightening already stringent restrictions on public discussions of...