NEW YORK - The US Open tennis tournament is changing the brand of its court surfaces for the first time in more than 40 years.The US Tennis Association announced Monday (Tuesday, Manila time) it has a five-year agreement for the Billie ...
Mar 24, 2020
THE ATP and WTA professional tennis tours suspended all competition through at least June 7 because of the new coronavirus pandemic and froze their rankings Wednesday "until further notice."In a rare joint statement by the men's and women' ...
Mar 19, 2020
THE French Open was postponed for about four months because of the coronavirus pandemic, shifting from May to September and juggling the tennis calendar.The French tennis federation said on Tuesday it will hold its 15-day clay-court event at Roland ...
Mar 18, 2020
MELBOURNE, Australia - 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 ...
Feb 4, 2020
MELBOURNE, Australia - Garbiñe Muguruza has beaten Simona Halep in straight sets to reach the Australian Open final for the first time.Muguruza's 7-6 (8), 7-5 victory sends her to the title match against 14th-seeded Sofia Kenin ...
Jan 30, 2020
MELBOURNE, Australia - Sofia Kenin of the United States has reached her first Grand Slam final by upsetting No. 1 Ash Barty on Thursday at the Australian Open.Kenin saved two set points in each set en route to a 7-6 (6), ...
Jan 30, 2020
MELBOURNE, Australia - Alexander Zverev began 2020 with three consecutive losses, which meant he had plenty of problems - and plenty of time on his hands ahead of the Australian Open.So he showed up early and got to work, spending up to seven ...
Jan 29, 2020
MELBOURNE, Australia - Simona Halep spent her off-season away from home for the first time so she could focus fully on 2020 and her quest for a third major title.She's within two wins of achieving that goal already after ...
Jan 29, 2020
MELBOURNE, Australia - Roger Federer was not going to go gently, of course, no matter how daunting the number of match points - his opponent accumulated seven! - no matter how achy his 38-year-old legs, no matter how slow his serves, no matter ...
Jan 28, 2020
MELBOURNE, Australia - Coco Gauff's latest history-making Grand Slam run at age 15 ended with a 6-7 (5), 6-3, 6-0 loss in the Australian Open's fourth round to Sofia Kenin on Sunday.Like Gauff, Kenin ...
Jan 26, 2020
MELBOURNE, Australia - Defending champion Naomi Osaka has won the opening match in Rod Laver Arena, reeling off the last four games after dropping serve for the only time to beat Marie Bouzkova 6-2, 6-4.Osaka is aiming to be only ...
Jan 20, 2020
MELBOURNE, Australia - The secret to Novak Djokovic's post-30 success? Not his best-in-tennis return. Or his limb-twisting, body-bending court coverage. Or even his baseline consistency or clutch gene.No, ask Djokovic to explain how he keeps ...
Jan 19, 2020
MELBOURNE, Australia - Andy Murray has put his Grand Slam comeback on hold after announcing he will not be playing at the Australian Open next month.Tennis Australia issued a statement on Sunday saying Murray had withdrawn from the season-opening major at ...
Dec 29, 2019
MELBOURNE, Australia - The Australian Open says prize money for the first Grand Slam tennis tournament of next year will be increased by 13.6 percent to 71 million Australian dollars (US$49.1 million).Tournament organizers said in a statement on Tuesday ...
Dec 24, 2019
NEW YORK - At some point, of course, Rafael Nadal and the rest of the Big Three will stop winning Grand Slam titles, someone younger will emerge and a shift at the top of tennis will happen.Just not yet.And while so ...
Sep 10, 2019
NEW YORK - Imagine this a week ago: US Open fans going crazy for Daniil Medvedev.The guy who they loved to boo, who defiantly told them the more they jeered him, the more he would win, was suddenly hearing cheers Sunday.Medvedev ...
Sep 9, 2019
NEW YORK - The 19th Grand Slam title that seemed so inevitable for Rafael Nadal during the first two-plus sets of the US Open final suddenly seemed in doubt as Daniil Medvedev forced it to a fifth.What had all the makings ...
Sep 9, 2019
NEW YORK - Daniil Medvedev first made a name for himself at the US Open by earning the wrath of spectators. Now he's gaining everyone's respect as he heads to his first Grand Slam final.The No. 5-seeded ...
Sep 7, 2019
NEW YORK - Defending champion Novak Djokovic's left shoulder appeared to be just fine as he put together a straightforward, straight-set victory over Denis Kudla to reach the US Open's fourth round for the 12th appearance in a ...
Aug 31, 2019
NEW YORK - There was no slow start to this US Open outing for Roger Federer, who bristled at the suggestion that he might have played a role in some favorable scheduling.After dropping the opening set in each of his initial two ...
Aug 31, 2019
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