U.S. Open Tennis Championships

U.S. actor Will Ferrell, left, interviews Switzerland's Roger Federer on Rod Laver Arena following his first round match against Slovenia's Aljaz Bedene at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
January 16, 2018 - 6:17 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Roger Federer picked up where he left off at the Australian Open on a day when Maria Sharapova and Novak Djokovic helped ensure there were all kinds of comebacks. Defending champion Federer beating Aljaz Bedene 6-3, 6-4, 6-3 in a night match, his first on Rod Laver Arena...
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United States' Venus Williams makes a forehand return to Switzerland's Belinda Bencic during their first round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, Jan. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
January 15, 2018 - 2:50 pm
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — U.S. Open champion Sloane Stephens was first to go, followed quickly by last year's Australian Open runner-up, Venus Williams. CoCo Vandeweghe went out next as things really started to go crazy for the U.S. women, who eventually lost nine out of 10 first-round matches on...
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United States' Sloane Stephens smiles during a press conference at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
January 13, 2018 - 3:45 pm
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Without defending champion Serena Williams in the draw at the Australian Open, there's certainly an opportunity for another player to go on a surprising run and emerge as a first-time Grand Slam champion. Sloane Stephens and Jelena Ostapenko did it last year. Just don't...
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Serbia's Novak Djokovic gestures during a press conference at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
January 13, 2018 - 4:00 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Novak Djokovic is back from six months off the ATP Tour with a remodeled service motion partly inspired by Andre Agassi and a growing confidence he can get his sore right elbow through the Australian Open. No man has more Australian Open titles than Djokovic, who has six...
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FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2017 file photo, United States' Serena Williams gestures as she holds her trophy after defeating her sister Venus in the women's singles final at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia. Williams, defending champion has withdrawn from the 2018 Australian Open, saying she is not ready to return to tournament tennis.(AP Photo/Dita Alangkara, File)
January 05, 2018 - 2:23 am
Serena Williams' decision not to defend her Australian Open title four months after giving birth to her first child had nothing to do with merely being able to play at Melbourne Park. The seven-time Australian Open champion confirmed Friday she wouldn't attempt to defend the title she won here last...
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United States' team celebrates during the awarding ceremony after winning the Fed Cup final match between Belarus and USA, in Minsk, Belarus, Sunday, Nov.12, 2017. United States defeated Belarus 3-2 and gained the Fed Cup title. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
November 12, 2017 - 4:40 pm
MINSK, Belarus (AP) — A 17-year championship drought came to an end Sunday for the United States when it beat Belarus 3-2 to take its 18th Fed Cup title. CoCo Vandeweghe and Shelby Rogers defeated Aryna Sabalenka and Aliaksandra Sasnovich 6-3, 7-6 (3) in the deciding doubles of the 2017 final. It...
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United States Fed Cup team members captain Kathy Rinaldi, CoCo Vandeweghe, Sloane Stephens, Shelby Rogers, Alison Riske, from left to right, pose for photo after drawing ceremony, in Minsk, Friday, Nov. 10, 2017. The Fed Cup final matches between Belarus and USA will take place Nov. 11 - 12, 2017. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
November 10, 2017 - 4:36 pm
MINSK, Belarus (AP) — CoCo Vandeweghe will play in the opening match of the Fed Cup final on Saturday when the United States takes on Belarus, with the Americans looking to break a 17-year championship drought. Vandeweghe was drawn to face Aliaksandra Sasnovich in the first singles match. U.S. Open...
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Maria Sharapova of Russia celebrates with her fans after defeating Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus in their women's singles final at the Tianjin Open tennis tournament in north China's Tianjin Municipality, Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017. (Chinatopix Via AP)
October 15, 2017 - 2:25 pm
TIANJIN, China (AP) — Maria Sharapova won her first WTA title since returning from a doping ban after defeating Aryna Sabalenka to win the Tianjin Open on Sunday. The Russian, a tournament wild card, overcame Belarusian teenager Sabalenka 7-5, 7-6 (8) despite trailing heavily in both sets...
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Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates after defeating John Isner of the United States during a men's singles quarterfinal match of the China Open tennis tournament held at the Diamond Court in Beijing, China, Friday, Oct. 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
October 06, 2017 - 1:37 pm
Top-ranked Rafael Nadal moved into the semifinals of the China Open by beating sixth-seeded John Isner 6-4, 7-6 (0) on Friday. The French Open and U.S. Open champion has won five titles this season and is closing in on the year-end No. 1 ranking. "I don't remember a lot of mistakes," Nadal said. "I...
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Rafael Nadal, of Spain, holds up the championship trophy after beating Kevin Anderson, of South Africa, in the men's singles final of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
September 10, 2017 - 10:07 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Rafael Nadal entered the 2017 Grand Slam season on a 2½-year drought without so much as one appearance in a major final, let alone a title. He ends it having reasserted himself, capped by a U.S. Open final that shaped up as quite a mismatch — and turned out to be exactly that. His...
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