U.S. Open Tennis Championships

FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2012, file photo, Serena Williams holds the championship trophy after beating Victoria Azarenka, of Belarus, in the championship match at the 2012 US Open tennis tournament in New York. Serena Williams is planning to play in the 2020 U.S. Open. The 23-time Grand Slam singles champion said in a video shown during the U.S. Tennis Association's tournament presentation Wednesday, June 17, 2020, that she “cannot wait to return” to New York for the major championship she has won six times. (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)
June 17, 2020 - 1:24 pm
Here’s how all-in Serena Williams is on participating in the 2020 U.S. Open: She set up a practice area at her home with the new brand of hard courts being used at Flushing Meadows this year. For all the doubts about which top players will actually enter the first Grand Slam tennis tournament of...
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Sporting's mascot lion waves from the empty stands during the Portuguese League soccer match between Sporting CP and Pacos de Ferreira at the Jose Alvalade stadium in Lisbon, Portugal, Friday, June 12, 2020. The Portuguese League soccer matches are being played without spectators because of the coronavirus pandemic. (Antonio Cotrim/Pool via AP)
June 17, 2020 - 9:09 am
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The women’s and men’s professional tennis tours have issued what they are calling “provisional” calendars that would resume sanctioned competition in August after being suspended since early March because of the...
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FILE- In this Sept. 6, 2017, file photo, fans fill the stands at Arthur Ashe stadium as Karolina Pliskova, of Czech Republic, plays CoCo Vandeweghe, of the United States, during the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York. Governor Andrew Cuomo announced, Tuesday, June 16, 2020, that the U.S. Open will be played in Queens from Aug. 31 to Sept. 13, but without fans in attendance. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger, File)
June 16, 2020 - 3:07 pm
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo gave the go-ahead Tuesday for the U.S. Open tennis tournament to be held in his state starting in late August — but without spectators — as part of the reopening from shutdowns caused by the coronavirus pandemic. "You can watch it on TV, and I’ll take that,” Cuomo said at...
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FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2018, file photo, Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, returns a shot to Juan Martin del Potro, of Argentina, during the men's final of the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York. Djokovic is fretting about “harsh” restrictions on players’ entourages and other “extreme” changes proposed for the U.S. Open, if it is played starting in August. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger, File)
June 15, 2020 - 10:23 am
The U.S. Tennis Association intends to hold the U.S. Open in New York starting in August without spectators, if it gets governmental support -- and a formal announcement could come this week. The professional tennis tours have been suspended since March because of the coronavirus pandemic, with the...
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A locked gate is seen by the Etihad Stadium where Manchester City was due to play Burnley in an English Premier League soccer match Saturday March 14, 2020, after all English soccer games were cancelled due to the spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus. For most people, the new COVID-19 coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, but for some it can cause more severe illness.(AP Photo/Jon Super)
April 16, 2020 - 4:09 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Current Philadelphia Eagles offensive lineman Andre Dillard is helping the athletes at his alma mater. Dillard helped cover the costs of care packages that were sent to every athlete at Washington State. The...
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FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2017, file photo, Sloane Stephens reacts after defeating Venus Williams in a semifinal match at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York. The USTA says it is overseeing a commitment of more than $50 million to help the sport deal with the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
April 16, 2020 - 11:34 am
A decision on whether to postpone or cancel the U.S. Open because of the coronavirus pandemic is expected by June, the U.S. Tennis Association’s new CEO said Thursday, calling the prospect of holding the Grand Slam tournament without spectators “highly unlikely.” “Obviously our ambition is to run...
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Angelique Kerber of Germany plays a shot during her match against Samantha Stosur of Australia at the Brisbane International tennis tournament in Brisbane, Australia, Monday, Jan. 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Tertius Pickard)
January 14, 2020 - 10:21 pm
ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — Former Australian Open champion Angelique Kerber sustained a lower back injury and retired from her Adelaide International match on Wednesday. The former world No. 1 trailed 6-2, 2-0 in her match against Dayana Yastremska when she stopped playing. Kerber, who won the...
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Alexander Zverev of Germany plays a return to Rafael Nadal of Spain during their ATP World Tour Finals singles tennis match at the O2 Arena in London, Monday, Nov. 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
November 11, 2019 - 1:50 pm
LONDON (AP) — Defending champion Alexander Zverev pulled off another big win at the ATP Finals, beating top-ranked Rafael Nadal 6-2, 6-4 Monday for his first career victory over the Spaniard. Nadal had a 5-0 record against Zverev but had an uncharacteristically mistake-filled performance at the O2...
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Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates after defeating Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas in a quarterfinal match of the Paris Masters tennis tournament Friday, Nov. 1, 2019 in Paris. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
November 01, 2019 - 12:58 pm
PARIS (AP) — Top-ranked Novak Djokovic sped into the Paris Masters semifinals by demolishing seventh-seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-1, 6-2 on Friday. Djokovic, who lost to the Greek player three weeks ago in the Shanghai quarterfinals, did not concede a break point. It could have been an even quicker...
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Belinda Bencic of Switzerland holds her trophy after victory over Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia in the final match of the Kremlin Cup tennis tournament in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
October 26, 2019 - 10:30 am
SHENZHEN, China (AP) — Ashleigh Barty of Australia is ready to cap off the most successful season of her career with a first appearance in the year-end WTA Finals. Barty achieved a number of career firsts this season, winning a Grand Slam title at the French Open, earning the No. 1 ranking and...
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