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  • US Open women’s final sells out before men’s final

    NEW YORK (AP) — With Serena Williams on the verge of making history, the U.S. Open women’s final has sold out before the men’s title match. Tournament officials don’t have complete records but believe this…

  • A look at Serena Williams’ possible path to true Grand Slam

    Shortly after the draw for the U.S. Open set up Serena Williams’ path to completing a Grand Slam, she offered her own analysis. “It’s not anything simple or easy to go through,” Williams said. Actually,…

  • Anderson advances to Winston-Salem Open semifinals

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Second-seeded Kevin Anderson of South Africa beat eighth-seeded Borna Coric of Croatia 6-2, 7-6 (1) on Thursday night to advance to the semifinals in the Winston-Salem Open. Anderson, ranked 15th, will…

  • Defending champion Kvitova advances in Connecticut Open

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Second-seeded defending champion Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic beat seventh-seeded Agnieska Radwanska of Poland 7-5, 6-4 on Thurday night to reach the Connecticut Open semifinals. “She’s a smart player,”…

  • U.S. Open Qualifying Results

    Thursday At The USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center New York Surface: Hard-Outdoor Men Second Round Maximo Gonzalez, Argentina, def. Luca Vanni (19), Italy, 6-3, 5-7, 6-2. Taro Daniel (9), Japan, def. Mirza Basic,…

  • Struggling Bouchard gets help from Connors ahead of US Open

    NEW YORK (AP) — Eugenie Bouchard is getting a little help from Jimmy Connors ahead of the U.S. Open. A statement issued by Bouchard’s management company Thursday said the Canadian and Connors have “no long-term…

  • 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…