Tennis

FILE - In this June 7, 2019, file photo, Spain's Rafael Nadal grimaces after scoring against Switzerland's Roger Federer during their semifinal match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris. Eight-time champion Roger Federer was seeded No. 2 for Wimbledon, one spot ahead of Rafael Nadal, reversing their positions in the ATP rankings and creating a debate about whether the All England Club’s seeding system should be changed. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)
June 26, 2019 - 9:14 am
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Eight-time champion Roger Federer was seeded No. 2 for Wimbledon, one spot ahead of Rafael Nadal, reversing their positions in the ATP rankings and creating a debate about whether the All England Club's seeding system should be changed. Top-ranked Novak Djokovic, the...
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Australia's Ashley Barty poses with the trophy after beating Germany's Julia Goerges during the final match of the Nature Valley Classic at Edgbaston Priory Club in Birmingham, England, Sunday June 23, 2019. (Tim Goode/PA via AP)
June 24, 2019 - 4:55 am
SYDNEY (AP) — Australia's greatest female tennis players, Margaret Court and Evonne Goolagong Cawley, have joined in celebrating the rise of compatriot Ashleigh Barty to the No. 1 world ranking which they both held. Barty became the first Australian woman in more than 40 years to take the top...
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June 23, 2019 - 10:07 am
BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — Ashleigh Barty defeated Julia Goerges 6-3, 7-5 to win the Birmingham Classic title on Sunday, a victory that ensures the Australian will be No. 1 in the rankings on Monday. The 23-year-old Barty, who lost the final to Petra Kvitova in 2017, did not drop a set all week at...
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Spain's Rafael Nadal lifts the trophy as he celebrates his record 12th French Open tennis tournament title after winning his men's final match against Austria's Dominic Thiem in four sets, 6-3, 5-7, 6-1, 6-1, at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Sunday, June 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
June 09, 2019 - 3:46 pm
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the French Open (all times local): 8:35 p.m. Rafael Nadal says he will again not play any warmup tournaments before Wimbledon. Nadal hasn't entered a grass-court tournament ahead of Wimbledon in any season since 2015. That year, he appeared in two grass events between...
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Spain's Rafael Nadal celebrates his record 12th French Open tennis tournament title after winning his men's final match against Austria's Dominic Thiem in four sets, 6-3, 5-7, 6-1, 6-1, at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Sunday, June 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Jean-Francois Badias)
June 09, 2019 - 2:25 pm
PARIS (AP) — For a few, fleeting moments Sunday, Rafael Nadal found his French Open supremacy seemingly threatened by Dominic Thiem, a younger, talented opponent challenging him in the final for the second consecutive year. A poor game from Nadal allowed Thiem to break him and even things at a set...
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Serbia's Novak Djokovic gestures after missing a shot against Austria's Dominic Thiem during the men's semifinal match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Saturday, June 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
June 08, 2019 - 10:19 am
PARIS (AP) — Novak Djokovic's 26-match Grand Slam winning streak ended with a dramatic 6-2, 3-6, 7-5, 5-7, 7-5 loss Saturday to Dominic Thiem in a rain-interrupted French Open semifinal that spanned more than four hours over two days. Thiem wasted two match points with quick unforced errors when...
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Serbia's Novak Djokovic, left, and Austria's Dominic Thiem pass each other during the changeover in their semifinal match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Saturday, June 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
June 08, 2019 - 10:06 am
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the French Open (all times local): 4 p.m. Dominic Thiem has ended Novak Djokovic's 26-match winning streak at Grand Slam tournaments with a 6-2, 3-6, 7-5, 5-7, 7-5 victory to reach the French Open final. The match lasted two days after it was suspended early in the third...
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Spain's Rafael Nadal, right, is congratulated by Switzerland's Roger Federer after winning their semifinal match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Friday, June 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
June 08, 2019 - 2:07 am
PARIS (AP) — It's rough enough for Roger Federer — well, let's be honest, anyone holding a tennis racket — to try to deal with Rafael Nadal's unflinching excellence on the French Open's red clay. Mix in a wild wind, and Federer, so great for so long, against anyone else and anywhere else, morphed...
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Serbia's Novak Djokovic talks to a tournament official about a delay of the match because of weather conditions during his semifinal match of the French Open tennis tournament against Austria's Dominic Thiem at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Friday, June 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
June 07, 2019 - 11:41 am
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the French Open (all times local): ___ 5:05 p.m. There has been a brief rain delay in the semifinal between top-ranked Novak Djokovic and No. 4 Dominic Thiem. Thiem had won the first set 6-2 and Djokovic was leading the second 3-2 on serve when the chair umpire sent the...
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Serbia's Novak Djokovic plays a shot against Germany's Alexander Zverev during their quarterfinal match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Thursday, June 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
June 06, 2019 - 11:17 am
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the French Open (all times local): ___ 5 p.m. Novak Djokovic has reached the French Open semifinals after beating Alexander Zverev 7-5, 6-2, 6-2. The top-ranked Serb converted his second match point when the fifth-seeded Zverev put a backhand long. Djokovic next plays No...
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