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FILE - In this Jule 7, 2014, file photo, Russia's Maria Sharapova reacts after defeating Romania's Simona Halep during their final match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France. Sharapova is retiring from professional tennis at the age of 32 after five Grand Slam titles and time ranked No. 1. She has been dealing with shoulder problems for years. In an essay written for Vanity Fair and Vogue about her decision to walk away from the sport, posted online Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, Sharapova asks: “How do you leave behind the only life you’ve ever known?” (AP Photo/David Vincent, File)

Sharapova retires from tennis at age 32 with 5 Slam titles

Feb. 26, 2020 2:20 PM EST

Maria Sharapova was a transcendent star in tennis from the time she was a teenager, someone whose grit and groundstrokes earned her a career Grand Slam and whose off-court success included millions of dollars more in endorsement deals than prize money. And yet, Sharapova walked away from her sport rather quietly...

FILE - In this Sept. 10, 2006, file photo, Maria Sharapova, the U.S. Open tennis women's singles champion, poses with her trophy in New York. Sharapova is retiring from professional tennis at the age of 32 after five Grand Slam titles and time ranked No. 1. She has been dealing with shoulder problems for years. In an essay written for Vanity Fair and Vogue about her decision to walk away from the sport, posted online Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, Sharapova asks: “How do you leave behind the only life you’ve ever known?” (AP Photo/Osamu Honda, File)

Sharapova's time in tennis: teen titles, career Slam, ban

Feb. 26, 2020 12:27 PM EST

Maria Sharapova, who retired Wednesday at age 32, was a star on and off the tennis court, reaching No. 1 in the rankings, winning five Grand Slam titles and making millions of dollars in endorsement deals. Here is a look at some key moments: 1987 Born on April 19 in Nyagan, Russia. Started playing tennis at 4....

Johnson edges Tennys Sandgren in 1st round of New York Open

Feb. 11, 2020 12:23 AM EST

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Steve Johnson edged fellow American Tennys Sandgren 6-7 (5), 6-3, 7-6 (3) on Monday night in the first round of the New York Open. It was Sandgren's first match since falling to Roger Federer in the Australian Open quarterfinals. Sandgren had seven match points but couldn't put away...

United States' Bethanie Mattek-Sands leaps toward Sofia Kenin after they defeated Latvia's Jelena Ostapenko and Anastasija Sevastova during the doubles match in a Fed Cup tennis qualifying tie to advance the U.S. team Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, in Everett, Wash. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

US advances to Fed Cup Finals after doubles win over Latvia

Feb. 9, 2020 2:46 AM EST

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — Australian Open champion Sofia Kenin was hoping not to have to take the court again after falling short in her singles match. After Serena Williams was defeated for the first time in a Fed Cup singles match, it was left to Kenin and Bethanie Mattek-Sands to get the United States into...

Australia's Nick Kyrgios waves after losing his their fourth round singles match to Spain's Rafael Nadal at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, Jan. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)

Kyrgios pulls out of New York Open with shoulder injury

Feb. 8, 2020 4:02 PM EST

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Nick Kyrgios has pulled out of the New York Open because of a shoulder injury. Kyrgios had moved back into the top 20 of the ATP rankings this week for the first time since August 2018 after a fourth-round appearance in the Australian Open, where he lost to top-seeded Rafael Nadal....

United States' Serena Williams, right, talks with coach Kathy Rinaldi during a Fed Cup qualifying tennis match against Latvia's Jelena Ostapenko on Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, in Everett, Wash. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Williams remains perfect in Fed Cup; US leads Latvia 2-0

Feb. 8, 2020 10:11 AM EST

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — Nearly five years passed since Serena Williams last played singles in a Fed Cup competition. Even though she struggled for stretches on Friday night, Williams remained perfect. Williams improved to 14-0 in Fed Cup singles matches, defeating Jelena Ostapenko in straight sets to give...

Serbia's Novak Djokovic kisses his trophy, the Norman Brookes Challenge Cup, during a photo shoot at Melbourne's Royal Botanic Gardens following his win over Austria's Dominic Thiem in the men's singles final at the Australian Open tennis championships, in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, Feb. 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

Djokovic returns to No. 1; Kenin top American woman at No. 7

Feb. 3, 2020 4:55 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Novak Djokovic returned to No. 1 in the ATP rankings Monday after winning his eighth Australian Open title, while Sofia Kenin's first Grand Slam trophy boosted her to a career-high No. 7 — and made her the leading American — on the WTA list. Djokovic's 6-4, 4-6,...

Serbia's Novak Djokovic addresses a press conference after defeating Austria's Dominic Thiem to win the men's singles final at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, Feb. 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)

Analysis: Look out, Roger & Rafa; Nole keeps gaining on you

Feb. 2, 2020 2:34 PM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — As Novak Djokovic conducted yet another in a long string of interviews after earning his record eighth Australian Open championship, runner-up Dominic Thiem was sliding into the front passenger seat of a white tournament courtesy van. It was past 1:30 a.m. local time, and...

Serbia's Novak Djokovic kisses the Norman Brookes Challenge Cup after defeating Austria's Dominic Thiem in the final of the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, early Monday, Feb. 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

Djokovic comes back for 8th Australian Open title, 17th Slam

Feb. 2, 2020 10:37 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Novak Djokovic was looking weary and worn down. He felt dizzy and trailed Dominic Thiem in the Australian Open final -- miscues mounting, deficit growing. Djokovic did what he does, though. He refused to lose, waited for a chance to pounce and found his best tennis when...

Serbia's Novak Djokovic kisses the Norman Brookes Challenge Cup after defeating Austria's Dominic Thiem in the final of the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, early Monday, Feb. 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

Australian Open glance: Djokovic beats Thiem for 8th title

Feb. 2, 2020 10:02 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A quick look at the Australian Open's final day: Novak Djokovic won a record-extending eighth Australian Open title by coming back to beat 5th-seeded Dominic Thiem 6-4, 4-6, 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 in the championship match. Djokovic improved to 16-0 in semifinals and finals at the...