Men's tennis

Svetlana Kuznetsova, of Russia, returns to Ashleigh Barty, of Australia, during the Western & Southern Open tennis tournament, Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019, in Mason, Ohio. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
August 17, 2019 - 9:12 pm
MASON, Ohio (AP) — Ashleigh Barty's chance to move back to No. 1 was only one victory away. At the end of an up-and-down week, she didn't have another comeback left. Neither did Novak Djokovic, who came away with yet another disappointment in Cincinnati. Barty lost to Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-2, 6-4...
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Naomi Osaka, of Japan, looks up a replay as she faces Sofia Kenin, of the United States, in the quarterfinals of the Western & Southern Open tennis tournament Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, in Mason, Ohio. Osaka withdrew from the match with an injury. (Kareem Elgazzar/The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP)
August 16, 2019 - 10:45 pm
MASON, Ohio (AP) — Naomi Osaka felt a strange sensation in her left knee, different than anything she'd experienced. The U.S. Open champion left the court worried about whether she'll be in shape to defend her precious title. Osaka retired from her quarterfinal match at the Western & Southern...
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Roger Federer, of Switzerland, serves to Andrey Rublev, of Russa, during the quarterfinals of the Western & Southern Open tennis tournament, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, in Mason, Ohio. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
August 15, 2019 - 6:14 pm
MASON, Ohio (AP) — For Roger Federer, it was one big blur. The seven-time champion was ousted from one of his favorite tournaments in barely over an hour, falling in straight sets to a 21-year-old qualifier he'd never faced. Andre Rublev — with only one career win over a top-five player to his...
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Simona Halep of Romania returns a serve from Ekaterina Alexandrova of Russia on Center Court at the Western & Southern Open Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019 in Mason, Ohio. Halep advanced in three sets 3-6, 7-5, 6-4. (Meg Vogel/The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP)
August 14, 2019 - 4:57 pm
MASON, Ohio (AP) — Simona Halep wasn't sure how her left foot would feel. After dropping her first set but feeling no pain, she dug in and advanced at the Western & Southern Open. The fourth-seeded Halep had no problems with her left Achilles as she rallied to beat Ekaterina Alexandrova 3-6, 7-...
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Venus Williams, of the United States, celebrates after her win against Kiki Bertens, of the Netherlands, at the Western & Southern Open tennis tournament in Mason, Ohio, Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019. (Sam Greene/The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP)
August 13, 2019 - 10:41 pm
MASON, Ohio (AP) — Going small paid off big for Venus Williams. Tuesday didn't go as well for sister Serena. On a day when back problems forced the younger Williams to withdraw before her second-round match, Venus Williams reached the third round of the Western & Southern Open with a 6-3, 3-6,...
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FILE - In this July 3, 2019, file photo, Coco Gauff celebrates after beating Slovakia's Magdalena Rybaikova in a women's singles match at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London. Gauff will get a chance to try for an encore: The 15-year-old from Florida received a wild-card entry Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019, for the U.S. Open's main draw. It will be Gauff's second Grand Slam tournament. She made a magical run to the fourth round at Wimbledon last month after getting a wild card into the qualifying rounds there.(AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)
August 13, 2019 - 5:14 pm
Coco Gauff will get a chance to try for an encore: The 15-year-old from Florida received a wild-card entry Tuesday for the U.S. Open's main draw. It will be Gauff's second Grand Slam tournament. She made a magical run to the fourth round at Wimbledon last month after getting a wild card into the...
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Andy Murray, of Britain, returns a shot against Richard Gasquet, of France, during first-round play at the Western & Southern Open tennis tournament Monday, Aug. 12, 2019, in Mason, Ohio. (AP Photo/Gary Landers)
August 12, 2019 - 9:30 pm
MASON, Ohio (AP) — Andy Murray moved well in his first singles match since January, but not well enough to move on — even to the U.S. Open. Using a bottomless arsenal of drop shots, Richard Gasquet snapped a five-match losing streak against Murray with a 6-4, 6-4 win in the first round of the...
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Rafael Nadal, of Spain, serves to Guido Pella, of Argentina, during the Rogers Cup men’s tennis tournament Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019, in Montreal. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP)
August 08, 2019 - 10:29 pm
MONTREAL (AP) — Top-seeded defending champion Rafael Nadal advanced to the Rogers Cup quarterfinals, beating Argentina's Guido Pella 6-3, 6-4 in the wind Thursday night. "A tough day in terms of wind. But we are used to playing like this," Nadal said. "When we play on outdoor courts, that's part of...
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Rafael Nadal of Spain goes up to the net to return to Daniel Evans of Britain during the Rogers Cup men’s tennis tournament Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019, in Montreal. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP)
August 08, 2019 - 2:17 pm
LONDON (AP) — Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal are joining Novak Djokovic on the ATP Player Council, bringing the Big Three together to reshape a board that has been roiled by conflict. The governing body of men's tennis announced Thursday that Federer and Nadal were elected along with doubles...
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Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates his victory over Daniel Evans of Great Britain during second round of play at the Rogers Cup tennis tournament Wednesday August 7, 2019 in Montreal. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP)
August 07, 2019 - 9:47 pm
MONTREAL (AP) — Top-seeded Rafael Nadal opened his Rogers Cup title defense Wednesday, beating England's Daniel Evans 7-6 (6), 6-4 in a second-round match delayed by rain three times. After rain delays of six and 30 minutes, Nadal fought off two set points in the first-set tiebreaker. Play was...
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