Djokovic fined $10K for unsportsmanlike conduct at U.S. Open Tennis tourney

NEW YORK (AP) — Novak Djokovic has been fined $10,000 for unsportsmanlike conduct at the U.S. Open, where he was defaulted for accidentally hitting a line judge in the throat with a ball after losing a game. That amount is half the $20,000 that a player can be docked for violating the unsportsmanlike conduct clause of the […]

19 Slams: Nadal stops Medvedev comeback bid to win US Open

NEW YORK (AP) — Rafael Nadal’s 19th Grand Slam trophy went from inevitable to suddenly in doubt in a thrill-a-minute U.S. Open final. What had all the makings of a casual crowning morphed into a grueling contest thanks to Nadal’s opponent, Daniil Medvedev, a man a decade younger and appearing in his first major title […]

Bianca Andreescu beats Serena Williams in US Open final

NEW YORK (AP) — Bianca Andreescu displayed the same brand of big-serving, big-hitting, in-your-face tennis that Serena Williams usually does. And now the 19-year-old from Canada is a Grand Slam champion, earning her first such title while preventing Williams from collecting a record-tying 24th. Andreescu took charge early in the U.S. Open final, going up […]

Nadal beats Berrettini to reach US Open final; Medvedev next

NEW YORK (AP) — Rafael Nadal found himself trailing in a tight first set against a bigger, younger opponent who was finding ways to cause trouble in their U.S. Open semifinal. Never one to panic, never liable to have a letdown, Nadal hung tough, waited for 24th-seeded Matteo Berrettini to wilt ever so slightly and […]

Rafael Nadal looks good at US Open, and Tiger Woods approves

NEW YORK (AP) — Locked in a tight test at the U.S. Open, Rafael Nadal conjured up an over-the-shoulder, back-to-the-net flick of a volley winner that he celebrated with a leap and punch of the air. If that wasn’t the shot of the match, then surely this was, a couple of points later: a cross-court […]

Just 15, Gauff’s US Open ends with loss to 2018 champ Osaka

NEW YORK (AP) — First, the tears came from Coco Gauff, as the 15-year-old American’s U.S. Open came to an end against defending champion and No. 1 seed Naomi Osaka. Then it was Osaka’s turn to cry, moments after comforting Gauff with a hug and some words of encouragement Saturday night. Gauff has generated all […]

Gauff gets US Open showdown vs. Osaka; Townsend stuns Halep

NEW YORK (AP) — Coco Gauff pumping her fists and screaming “Come on!” to celebrate a Grand Slam victory is already becoming a regular occurrence. At just 15, she’s now the youngest player to reach the U.S. Open’s third round since 1996, quickly proving her captivating run to Week 2 at Wimbledon was no fluke. […]

Coco’s comeback: Gauff erases deficits to win US Open debut

NEW YORK (AP) — Here’s how new all of this is to Coco Gauff: She didn’t quite realize she only has to play every other day at the U.S. Open. “I’m still used to playing juniors,” the American said with a chuckle, “so I forgot about the day off.” She’s still just 15. She’s competing […]

Serena Williams fined $17K for rules violations at US Open

NEW YORK (AP) — Serena Williams was fined a total of $17,000 for three code violations during her loss to Naomi Osaka in the U.S. Open final. On Sunday, a day after the match, the tournament referee’s office docked Williams $10,000 for “verbal abuse” of chair umpire Carlos Ramos, $4,000 for being warned for coaching, […]

Federer, Djokovic, Nadal, Murray head to Week 2 at Wimbledon

LONDON (AP) — As usual, Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray are playing well at Wimbledon, leading the way into Week 2. “It’s their turf,” said Ernests Gulbis, who stood in Djokovic’s way in the third round but failed to present too much of an obstacle. “It’s their home court.” Indeed, it […]