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Berrettini emulates Becker with Queen’s title at 1st attempt

Jun. 20, 2021 12:27 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Big-serving Matteo Berrettini dropped a set for the first time at the Queen's Club tournament before going on to beat Britain's Cameron Norrie 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-3 in Sunday's final. The 25-year-old Berrettini became the first newcomer to triumph at Queen’s...

Samsonova completes remarkable week by winning German Open

Jun. 20, 2021 12:10 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Qualifier Liudmila Samsonova completed a remarkable week by beating Belinda Bencic 1-6, 6-1, 6-3 to win the German Open on Sunday. Samsonova rallied after losing the opening set and hit 14 aces to on her way to her first ATP Tour title at the grass-court...

Humbert beats Rublev 6-3, 7-6 (4) to win Halle Open final

Jun. 20, 2021 11:02 AM EDT

HALLE, Germany (AP) — Ugo Humbert defeated Andrey Rublev 6-3, 7-6 (4) in the Halle Open final for the biggest title win of his career on Sunday. The French player, who won ATP 250 events in Antwerp and Auckland last year, hit nine aces and saved both break points he...

The Latest: Nevada to disburse $5 million in vaccine effort

Jun. 17, 2021 20:45 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS — Nevada is distributing $5 million in cash prizes to residents who have been vaccinated as part of an effort to encourage more people to get shots. Gov. Steve Sisolak said Thursday that the new “Vax Nevada Days” initiative provided skeptics one more...

Nadal, Osaka both out for Wimbledon; she'll go to Olympics

Jun. 17, 2021 16:40 PM EDT

Rafael Nadal and Naomi Osaka are sitting out Wimbledon, leaving the oldest Grand Slam tennis tournament without two of the sport's biggest stars as it returns after being canceled last year because of the coronavirus pandemic. Nadal, a two-time champion at the All England...

Ons Jabeur edges Canada's Leylah Fernandez at Birmingham

Jun. 17, 2021 15:14 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — Second-seeded Ons Jabeur of Tunisia rallied past 18-year-old left-hander Leylah Fernandez of Canada 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (3) on Thursday at the Birmingham grass-court tournament. Jabeur, who defeated 19-year-old American Catherine McNally in straight...

Matteo Berrettini beats Andy Murray at Queen's Club

Jun. 17, 2021 15:14 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Top-seeded Matteo Berrettini overpowered Andy Murray with his booming serve in a 6-3, 6-3 victory at The Queen’s Club grass-court tournament on Thursday to move into the quarterfinals. The Italian had 14 aces in the 85-minute match, saved all three break...

Osaka to skip Wimbledon but compete at Tokyo Olympics

Jun. 17, 2021 14:54 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Naomi Osaka’s agent says the four-time Grand Slam champion will sit out Wimbledon and compete at the Tokyo Olympics. Stuart Duguid wrote Thursday in an email that Osaka “is taking some personal time with friends and family. She will be ready for the...

'Listening to my body': Nadal to sit out Wimbledon, Olympics

Jun. 17, 2021 13:19 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Rafael Nadal will sit out Wimbledon and the Tokyo Olympics to rest and recover “after listening to my body,” he announced via social media on Thursday, taking one of the biggest stars of tennis out of two of the sport's biggest events in 2021. “The...

Azarenka, Samsonova, Muguruza win at grass-court German Open

Jun. 17, 2021 11:24 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Victoria Azarenka reached the quarterfinals of the German Open by defeating home favorite Angelique Kerber 6-3, 7-5 on Thursday. The seventh-seeded Azarenka was down 4-1 in the second set before beating the German for the 10th time in 11 matches. ...