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Serena among 13 Grand Slam champs in US Open women's field

Jul. 17, 2019 12:30 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Serena Williams will try again for a record-equaling 24th major title as one of 13 Grand Slam women's champions who gained direct entry into the U.S. Open. The top 98 men and 102 women based on this week's world rankings were automatically entered Wednesday into the field for the final...

The Latest: Wimbledon doubles match sees 5th-set tiebreaker

Jul. 9, 2019 3:57 PM EDT

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — The Latest at Wimbledon (all times local): 8:45 p.m. The first deciding-set tiebreaker was played at Wimbledon since the tournament changed its rules for this year. In men's doubles, Henri Kontinen and John Peers beat Rajeev Ram and Joe Salisbury 13-12 in the fifth set of their...

The Latest: Riske 'glad I finally made' Wimbledon history

Jul. 2, 2019 5:43 PM EDT

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — The Latest at Wimbledon (all times local): 10:35 p.m. In her ninth appearance at the All England Club, Alison Riske finally has a piece of Wimbledon history. The unseeded American became the first player to win a match under the new roof on No. 1 Court after rallying to beat Donna...

Gauff, just 15, shocks 5-time champ Venus, 39, at Wimbledon

Jul. 1, 2019 5:57 PM EDT

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Coco Gauff grew up admiring the Williams sisters. Picked up a tennis racket as a little girl because of them. And on Monday at Wimbledon, still just 15, Gauff beat one of them. Gauff, the youngest competitor to qualify at the All England Club in the professional era, showed the...

'Can I leave?' At Wimbledon, Osaka takes 2nd Slam 'L' in row

Jul. 1, 2019 5:03 PM EDT

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Naomi Osaka's 16-match Grand Slam winning streak has been followed by a two-match losing streak at majors, and as she haltingly discussed her early exit at Wimbledon at barely above a whisper Monday, she suddenly stopped. "Can I leave?" Osaka asked the news conference moderator to...

The Latest: Wimbledon executive says seeding system is fine

Jul. 1, 2019 4:22 PM EDT

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — The Latest at Wimbledon (all times local): 9:15 p.m. The chief executive of the All England Club says the formula used to seed players at Wimbledon is not contentious. Rafael Nadal, who is ranked second in world but was seeded third for the grass-court major, complained about...

Japan to restrict exports to South Korea, citing less trust

Jul. 1, 2019 4:15 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan is imposing restrictions on exports to South Korea, citing a decline in "relations of international trust" between the Asian neighbors. The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry said a review soliciting public comments starts Monday on the move to effectively remove South Korea from a...

The Latest: NKorea's state media calls DMZ meeting 'amazing'

Jun. 30, 2019 9:25 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's visit to Asia (all times local): 10 a.m. Monday North Korea's state media is describing leader Kim Jong Un's meeting with President Donald Trump at the Demilitarized Zone as "an amazing event" in the border village it notes is a symbol of the...

England's Jubb: NCAA title for South Carolina to Wimbledon

Jun. 30, 2019 3:07 PM EDT

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Paul Jubb chatted with Andy Murray. He ate in the vicinity of childhood idol Rafael Nadal. So Jubb's first Wimbledon already has been quite a memorable experience for the 19-year-old Englishman who won an NCAA singles championship for South Carolina. "I was like, 'That's literally...

DMZ diplomacy: Kim accepts Trump invite to meet at border

Jun. 30, 2019 12:25 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — President Donald Trump will meet Sunday with North Korea's Kim Jong Un at the Demilitarized Zone separating the North and South, a day after he issued an unprecedented invitation and expressed willingness to cross the border for what would be a history-making photo op. South...