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  • Johnson reaches Winston-Salem semis when Lu withdraws

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Steve Johnson reached the Winston-Salem Open semifinals when Taiwan’s Yen-Hsun Lu withdrew because of a back injury. Lu was hurt late in the third set Wednesday in his 7-6 (1), 1-6,…

  • US OPEN 2015: Tournament at a glance

    A look at the U.S. Open, the year’s last Grand Slam tennis tournament: Surface: Hard courts. Site: USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York. Schedule: The 14-day tournament begins Monday. The women’s…

  • US OPEN 2015: Women who beat Williams say belief important

    So here’s the question 127 of the 128 women in the U.S. Open’s main draw will ask themselves: How do you beat Serena Williams? A solid return helps, of course. As can the occasional free…

  • US OPEN 2015: Serena Williams eyes 1st Grand Slam since 1988

    Ask Serena Williams what could prevent her from completing tennis’ first true Grand Slam in more than a quarter-century at the U.S. Open, and the response will not include the name of a single possible…

  • Serena Williams could face Sharapova in US Open semifinal

    NEW YORK (AP) — Serena Williams could play an All-American U.S. Open. As she seeks the first Grand Slam since 1988, the top-ranked Williams might find herself competing against the past and future of her…

  • Robby Ginepri, ’05 US Open semifinalist, retires from tennis

    McLEAN, Va. (AP) — Robby Ginepri, a semifinalist at the 2005 U.S. Open, has retired after 14 years on the ATP World Tour. Ginepri’s agency, Octagon, announced his decision Thursday. The 32-year-old Ginepri’s best Grand…

  • U.S. Open Seeds

    At The USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center New York Aug. 31-Sept. 13 Men 1. Novak Djokovic, Serbia 2. Roger Federer, Switzerland 3. Andy Murray, Britain 4. Kei Nishikori, Japan 5. Stan Wawrinka, Switzerland…

  • U.S. Open Draw

    At The USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center New York Aug. 31-Sept. 13 Men Novak Djokovic (1), Serbia, vs. Joao Souza, Brazil Vasek Pospisil, Canada, vs. Andreas Haider-Maurer, Austria Teymuraz Gabashvili, Russia, vs. Pablo…

  • Tennis’ Djokovic has new title _ UNICEF goodwill ambassador

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Top-ranked tennis star Novak Djokovic has a new title — goodwill ambassador for the U.N. children’s agency, UNICEF. The world No. 1 men’s player has worked on children’s issues for UNICEF…

  • Serena Williams shrugs off US Open jitters for karaoke

    NEW YORK (AP) — Serena Williams is trying to ignore “the elephant in the room” ahead of the U.S. Open. “I’m OK with it. I’m really not even talking about it,” the tennis pro said…

  • Defending champion Kvitova reach New Haven quarterfinals

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Second-seeded defending champion Petra Kvitova rallied to beat Madison Keys 4-6 6-1, 6-2 on Wednesday night in the third round of the Connecticut Open. “The conditions (without the humidity) were…

  • Anderson, Johnson advance at Winston-Salem

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Second-seeded Kevin Anderson of South Africa and No. 13 seed Steve Johnson of the U.S. were among four seeded players to advance Wednesday to the quarterfinals at the Winston-Salem Open. Anderson,…

  • US OPEN 2015: 3 years after withdrawal, Mardy Fish returns

    For Mardy Fish, it was supposed to mark a high point in his tennis career. Instead, Sept. 3, 2012, stands out as one of the most difficult days of his life. “I was in the…

  • Wozniacki advances at Connecticut Open

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Caroline Wozniacki is feeling healthy, and it showed in another victory at the Connecticut Open. The four-time champion opened play Tuesday night by cruising past American Alison Riske 6-0, 6-4…

  • US OPEN 2015: Back on court, Duval still a winner in NYC

    NEW YORK (AP) — Vicky Duval suspects tennis’ locker rooms were a bit too quiet without her. “Everyone I see, I’m like, ‘Hiiii!'” the American teen said of her return to the U.S. Open, bursting…