Tennis

Roger Federer of Switzerland returns the ball to Marton Fucsovics of Hungry during their match at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championship, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
February 28, 2019 - 2:11 pm
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Roger Federer is two matches away from his 100th career title after beating Marton Fucsovics 7-6 (6), 6-4 on Thursday to reach the Dubai Championships semifinals. Federer faced two set points in the tiebreaker but Fucsovics hit two forehands into the net to let...
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Spain's Rafael Nadal plays the ball during his Mexican Tennis Open round 2 match against Australia's Nick Kyrgios, in Acapulco, Mexico, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
February 28, 2019 - 2:16 am
ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) — Rafael Nadal tumbled out of the Mexican Open on Wednesday night, squandering three match points in a 3-6, 7-6 (2), 7-6 (6) loss to Australia's Nick Kyrgios. Playing his first event since losing to Novak Djokovic in late January in the Australian Open final, the top-seeded...
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FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2019, file photo, Maria Sharapova speaks about withdrawing from the St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy 2019 tennis tournament due to a right shoulder injury, in St. Petersburg, Russia.. Sharapova says she has undergone a "small procedure" on her right shoulder that will need a few weeks to heal, requiring her to pull out of next month's Miami Open. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky, File)
February 27, 2019 - 3:58 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Maria Sharapova says she has undergone a "small procedure" on her right shoulder that will need a few weeks to heal, requiring her to pull out of next month's Miami Open. Sharapova said she's struggled since last summer with shoulder pain caused by a fraying tendon and small labrum...
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February 25, 2019 - 8:27 am
SYDNEY (AP) — The Australian Press Council has ruled there was no breach of its standards of practice in a cartoon of tennis star Serena Williams which attracted global condemnation after being published by Melbourne's Herald Sun newspaper last September. The depiction of Williams by cartoonist...
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Slovakia's Petra Vlhova bites her gold medal of the women's giant slalom, at the alpine ski World Championships in Are, Sweden, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Marco Trovati)
February 14, 2019 - 4:44 pm
ARE, Sweden (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin 1, Petra Vlhova 1: Over to the slalom to determine who is the queen of the skiing world championships. Vlhova won the latest episode of what is rapidly emerging as the biggest female rivalry in the sport by capturing gold in the giant slalom on Thursday to become...
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Mikaela Shiffrin of the United States, gold medal, celebrates during the flower ceremony after the women Super-G race at the 2019 FIS Alpine Skiing World Championships in Are, Sweden Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. (Jean-Christophe Bott/Keystone via AP)
February 12, 2019 - 12:19 pm
ARE, Sweden (AP) — During her inexorable rise to someday becoming the most successful Alpine skier in history, Mikaela Shiffrin has been shooting some admiring glances at another young female athlete excelling at her chosen sport. And she, too, is emerging from the shadow of an all-time great. "...
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Australia's Ashleigh Barty serves during the first-round Fed Cup tennis match against United States' Madison Keys in Asheville, N.C., Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
February 10, 2019 - 7:43 pm
Romania upset defending champion Czech Republic 3-2 to advance to the semifinals of the Fed Cup on Sunday, along with France, Belarus and Australia. Romania reached the semifinals for the first time after its first victory against the Czechs, who won six titles in the last eight years. Irina-...
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In this Jan. 27, 2019, photo traffic passes by the statue of Confederate General Stonewall Jackson at the intersection Traffic passes by the statue of Confederate General Stonewall Jackson at the intersection of Monument Avenue and The Boulevard in Richmond, Va., Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019. A city councilwoman and others are attempting to get the Boulevard named after tennis star Arthur Ashe. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
February 10, 2019 - 4:26 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A movement to rename a Richmond, Virginia, thoroughfare for groundbreaking black tennis player Arthur Ashe Jr. is cresting just as the state finds itself in turmoil over a blackface scandal involving the governor and attorney general. The man behind the street renaming says the...
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United State's Sofia Kenin returns a shot to Australia's Ashleigh Barty during their first-round Fed Cup tennis match in Asheville, N.C., Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
February 09, 2019 - 4:28 pm
France and Belarus were in command of their Fed Cup first-round ties while 2018 finalists the Czech Republic and the United States were level in their ties on Saturday. Australian Open semifinalist Karolina Pliskova won the first point for the Czechs against Romania after easing past Mihaela...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019 file photo, Britain's Andy Murray answers questions at a press conference following his first round loss to Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia. Three-time major champion Andy Murray posted a message Tuesday Jan. 29, 2019 on Instagram saying he had hip resurfacing surgery and had a metal joint implanted on Monday in London. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila, File)
January 29, 2019 - 4:40 am
Andy Murray did have a second hip operation, after all, getting a metal implant one year after his first procedure on the joint. The three-time major champion posted a message Tuesday on Instagram saying that he had the surgery in London on Monday. "Feeling a bit battered and bruised just now,"...
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