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  • U.S. Open: Nothing soft about Williams sisters' games in openers

    U.S. Open: Nothing soft about Williams sisters' games in openers
    NEW YORK — Venus Williams was dressed as if going to a garden party, her outfit covered in flowers that could only come from imagination and not reality. And some of her hair was dyed pink to match the flowers. But Williams came to Arthur Ashe...
  • A confident Alison Riske upsets ailing Petra Kvitova at U.S. Open

    A confident Alison Riske upsets ailing Petra Kvitova at U.S. Open
    NEW YORK — Alison Riske, an unseeded 23-year-old from Pittsburgh, showed no nerves and had plenty of big ground strokes in upsetting seventh-seeded and former Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova, 6-3, 6-0, in a third-round match at the U.S. Open on...
  • Sloane Stephens, Serena Williams arrange a rematch at U.S. Open

    NEW YORK — Sloane Stephens did her part. She took all the space away from fellow American Jamie Hampton, commanded the court with her ferocious forehand and never let down for a moment. Stephens needed only 63 minutes to beat the 23rd-seeded...
  • Serena Williams in No. 1 form in dispatching Sloane Stephens at U.S. Open

    NEW YORK — Sloane Stephens probably will be able to beat Serena Williams again someday. Just not Sunday. Williams, defending U.S. Open champion and the top-ranked player in the world, appears well on her way to winning a 17th Grand Slam title...
  • National tennis center coming to Fort Lauderdale

    The nation's oldest black amateur tennis association wants to build its first permanent home and training center in Fort Lauderdale's historic black Sistrunk Boulevard community. Once completed, the estimated $6 million facility — excluding land,...
  • Lleyton Hewitt upsets Roger Federer to win Brisbane title

    BRISBANE, Australia -- With the Fanatics in bright yellow and raucously chanting for Lleyton Hewitt to stay on top of Roger Federer, the Brisbane International final had the surreal feel of a journey back in time. It wouldn't have seemed out of...
  • Sloane Stephens barely avoids upset by Mandy Minella

    Sloane Stephens barely avoids upset by Mandy Minella
    NEW YORK — Sloane Stephens, an Australian Open semifinalist and a rising American talent, survived a match full of errors in which she wasted two match points on her own serve but beat  Mandy Minella, 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (5), on Monday in a first-round U....
  • Alison Riske is latest young American to pull off U.S. Open upset

    NEW YORK -- Alison Riske, an unseeded 23-year-old from Pittsburgh, showed no nerves but plenty of big ground strokes in upsetting seventh-seeded and former Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova, 6-3, 6-0, in a third-round match at the U.S. Open on Saturday....
  • Serena Williams dominates Sloane Stephens, moves to quarterfinals

    Serena Williams dominates Sloane Stephens, moves to quarterfinals
    NEW YORK — Serena Williams advanced to the U.S. Open quarterfinals for the 11th time with an emphatic 6-4, 6-1 win over 20-year-old fellow American Sloane Stephens. Stephens is considered heir to Williams' spot at the top of tennis. Stephens...
  • Sloane Stephens, John Isner to play in Hopman Cup for U.S.

    Sloane Stephens, John Isner to play in Hopman Cup for U.S.
    Former Hopman Cup champion John Isner will partner with up-and-coming American Sloane Stephens next January in the Hopman Cup, a warm-up event for the Australian Open. The 20-year-old Stephens upset No. 1-ranked Serena Williams this year at the...
  • Serena Williams reaches U.S. Open final again

    NEW YORK — From her first massive forehand to her final well-placed service winner, top-seeded and defending champion Serena Williams left no doubt Friday against Li Na. Williams beat the fifth-seeded Li, 6-0, 6-3, to advance to the U.S. Open...
  • First-week shock waves reverberate as Wimbledon begins Week 2

    First-week shock waves reverberate as Wimbledon begins Week 2
    WIMBLEDON, England — Surely, someone made a mistake. The intended order of play for the round of 16 at Wimbledon on Monday omitted seven-time champion Roger Federer and two-time champion Rafael Nadal. World No. 3 Maria Sharapova and two-time...