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Venus Williams back in US Open after being given wild card

Aug. 17, 2022 13:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Venus Williams will be back in the U.S. Open this year after being given a wild card on Wednesday into what could be younger sister Serena's final tournament. Venus Williams won back-to-back U.S. Opens in 2000 and 2001, and this year marks 25 years since she reached...

Serena Williams loses to Raducanu; US Open next

Aug. 17, 2022 08:09 AM EDT

MASON, Ohio (AP) — The second stop on Serena Williams’ farewell tour was a short one. The 40-year-old Williams fell to 0-2 in matches since announcing “the countdown has begun” on her career, losing 6-4, 6-0 to U.S. Open champion Emma Raducanu in the Western & Southern...

Murray overcomes Wawrinka in 3 sets in Cincinnati

Aug. 15, 2022 18:11 PM EDT

MASON, Ohio (AP) — Andy Murray pulled out a 7-6 (3), 5-7, 7-5 win over Stan Wawrinka on Monday in the first round of the Western & Southern Open in a matchup of three-time Grand Slam champions trying to put injuries behind them. Murray and Wawrinka both have a U.S. Open title...

Pablo Carreno Busta wins in Montreal, 1st Masters 1000 title

Aug. 14, 2022 22:16 PM EDT

MONTREAL (AP) — Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain won the National Bank Open on Sunday, beating eighth-seeded Hubert Hurkacz of Poland 3-6, 6-3, 6-3. The first unseeded winner in the event since Argentina’s Guillermo Canas in 2002, Busta won his seventh ATP Tour title and first...

Unvaccinated Djokovic out of US Open tuneup in Cincinnati

Aug. 12, 2022 17:18 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Novak Djokovic pulled out of next week's hard-court tournament in Cincinnati on Friday because he has not gotten any COVID-19 vaccine shots and so is not allowed to travel to the United States. That is also why Djokovic is not expected to be able to enter the...

Nick Kyrgios beats top-ranked Daniil Medvedev in Montreal

Aug. 10, 2022 22:45 PM EDT

MONTREAL (AP) — Nick Kyrgios beat top-ranked defending champion Daniil Medvedev 6-7 (2), 6-4, 6-2 on Wednesday in the National Bank Open. Krygios, the Australian ranked 37th, won last week in Washington for his seventh ATP Tour title. Medvedev won last week in Los Cabos, Mexico. ...

Serena's Legacy: Plenty of wins, plenty of stands on issues

Aug. 10, 2022 12:05 PM EDT

A couple of days before Serena Williams claimed the 22nd of her 23 Grand Slam singles titles at Wimbledon in 2016, she was asked what she makes of it when people refer to her as one of history's greatest female athletes. Her reply: She prefers being characterized as "one of the...

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...

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...