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Simona Halep says she is reuniting with coach Darren Cahill

Sep. 12, 2019 12:21 PM EDT

Two-time major champion Simona Halep says she is reuniting with coach Darren Cahill after a year apart. Halep said in a video posted Thursday on Twitter that "Darren will be back by my side next season" and that she "can't wait to finish what we started." They worked together for four years in the past. During...

Serena Williams again comes up short in Grand Slam final

Sep. 7, 2019 8:44 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Maybe someday, in the distant future, Serena Williams will look back and be proud of herself for making it to the final at four of the first seven Grand Slam tournaments she played in after having a baby. Not right now, though. On Saturday night, Williams, as fierce a competitor as tennis...

Serena Williams faces 19-year-old Andreescu in US Open final

Sep. 6, 2019 3:53 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Getting to Grand Slam finals has not been the hard part for Serena Williams since returning to tennis after having a baby. It's what comes next that's been the problem. Despite repeated injuries, despite a lack of proper preparation, Williams keeps putting herself in position to earn a 24th...

1 more for 24: Serena to face 19-year-old in US Open final

Sep. 6, 2019 2:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — By no means was Serena Williams perfect at the start of her U.S. Open semifinal. She faced three break points in the opening game and managed to pull it out. She trailed 40-love in the second, then came through again. Another trio of break points arrived later in that initial set. Once...

US Open Glance: Women's semis under the lights on Day 11

Sep. 5, 2019 12:48 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A quick look at the U.S. Open: LOOKAHEAD TO THURSDAY Serena Williams tries to return to the U.S. Open final when she faces Elina Svitolina in the first women's semifinal. No. 13 Belinda Bencic plays No. 15 Bianca Andreescu in the other night match at Arthur Ashe Stadium. Williams has won 23...

Into US Open semis, Andreescu tries to become Canada's champ

Sep. 4, 2019 11:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Basketball Hall of Famer Steve Nash tweeted about her. So did WNBA player Kia Nurse. Canada is crazy for Bianca Andreescu. "It's really cool having other Canadian athletes shout me out like that," Andreescu said. "I think it gives me extra motivation to just keep striving and keep doing...

Williams needs 44 minutes to reach US Open SF; Federer out

Sep. 4, 2019 12:09 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The numbers associated with Serena Williams' U.S. Open quarterfinal victory over Wang Qiang were so stark, they bear reading more than once. Winners: 25-0. Points: 50-15. Minutes: 44. Score: 6-1, 6-0. This is the portion of the tournament that is supposed to be where winning a Grand Slam...

The Latest: Canadian teen Andreescu reaches US Open quarters

Sep. 3, 2019 12:43 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 12:40 a.m. Canadian teenager Bianca Andreescu reached her first Grand Slam quarterfinal in only her fourth appearance at a major tournament by stopping the net-rushing run of American qualifier Taylor Townsend 6-1, 4-6, 6-2....

Serena turns ankle in US Open win; Djokovic quits his match

Sep. 1, 2019 11:17 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Serena Williams was in pain — "acceptable" pain, her coach called it — after rolling her right ankle during the second set of a U.S. Open victory. That was the bad news. On a day that defending men's champion Novak Djokovic pulled out of his match because of a problematic left...

The Latest: Monfils takes his show to the Open fourth round

Aug. 31, 2019 11:44 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 11:40 p.m. Gael Monfils is taking his dazzling shotmaking into the fourth round of the U.S. Open after outlasting Denis Shapovalov 6-7 (5), 7-6 (4), 6-4, 6-7 (6), 6-3. Monfils, the No. 13 seed, matched the 33rd-ranked Canadian...