Friday, September 22, 2017

Tennis

Juan Martin del Potro, of Argentina, celebrates after defeating Roger Federer, of Switzerland, in a quarterfinal match at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York, Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017

BY HOWARD FENDRICH NEW YORK (AP) — So much for the first U.S. Open matchup between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. Federer failed to live up to his end of the bargain. Hours after Nadal did his part with an ...
Venus Williams, of the United States, celebrates after defeating Petra Kvitova, of the Czech Republic, 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (2) in a quarterfinal at the U.S.

BY HOWARD FENDRICH NEW YORK (AP) — When her work was done, her first trip to the U.S. Open semifinals since 2010 secured, if just barely, Venus Williams sat in her sideline chair and beamed . Williams reached her third ...
Madison Keys, of the United States, returns in a fourth-round match against Elina Svitolina, of Ukraine, at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York, Monday, Sept. 4, 2017.

BY HOWARD FENDRICH NEW YORK (AP) — Juan Martin del Potro’s stay at the U.S. Open really should be over. Nearly was. The 2009 champion at Flushing Meadows had a fever and thought about quitting while dropping the opening two ...
Maria Sharapova, of Russia, right, returns a shot from Anastasija Sevastova, of Latvia, during the fourth round of the U.S.

BY HOWARD FENDRICH NEW YORK (AP) — Maybe this was just one three-setter too many for Maria Sharapova. Sharapova tried a bit of everything, even resorting to switching over her racket to hit a few lefty shots. Still, the five-time ...
Roger Federer, of Switzerland, returns a shot from Feliciano Lopez, of Spain, during the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York, Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017.

BY HOWARD FENDRICH NEW YORK (AP) — This was Roger Federer at his hard-to-beat best, so unlike the pair of uncomfortable five-setters he labored through to begin the U.S. Open. Federer’s back looked just fine, his movement precise, his strokes ...
Mari Sharapova, of Russia, waves to the crowd after defeating Sofia Kenin, of the United States, 7-5, 6-2 at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York, Friday, Sept. 1, 2017.

BY BRIAN MAHONEY NEW YORK (AP) — Maria Sharapova doesn’t care where she plays at the U.S. Open, only that she’s still playing. Sharapova responded Friday to comments from Caroline Wozniacki, who complained after she was eliminated that Sharapova was ...
Roger Federer, of Switzerland, chases down a shot from Mikhail Youzhny, of Russia, during the second round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, in New York.

BY HOWARD FENDRICH NEW YORK (AP) — A bad back prevented Roger Federer from getting ready for the U.S. Open the way he prefers to prepare for a Grand Slam tournament. And it’s showed so far. Federer blamed a lack ...
Denis Shapovalov, of Canada, pats his chest over his heart as he waves to fans after upsetting the No. 8 seed, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, of France, 6-4, 6-4, 7-6 (3) at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York, Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017.

BY HOWARD FENDRICH NEW YORK (AP) — Canadian teenager Denis Shapovalov got a little taste of late-night life at the U.S. Open along the way to knocking off No. 8 seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. During the 69th-ranked Shapovalov’s 6-4, 6-4, 7-6 ...
Angelique Kerber, of Germany, returns a shot from Naomi Osaka, of Japan, during the first round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017, in New York.

BY HOWARD FENDRICH NEW YORK (AP) — The question was rather simple after Angelique Kerber became only the second defending U.S. Open champion in the professional era to lose in the first round. The surprisingly lopsided 6-3, 6-1 loss to ...
Maria Sharapova reacts after defeating Simona Halep 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 in their opening round match in the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York, Monday, Aug. 28, 2017

BY HOWARD FENDRICH NEW YORK (AP) — When Maria Sharapova’s first Grand Slam match after a 15-month doping suspension ended with a victory at the U.S. Open, she dropped to her knees and covered her face, tears welling in her ...
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