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In Paris, Tommy Paul of US will seek Slam success like pals

Tommy Paul paid close attention as his friends and countrymen Frances Tiafoe, Taylor Fritz and Reilly Opelka produced headline-worthy performances at the Australian Open. Now Paul aims to make his own Grand Slam breakthrough when he heads to his first French Open main draw in two weeks, thanks to winning the U.S. Tennis Association men’s […]

Thiem says Nadal favorite at Madrid despite poor run

MADRID (AP) — Rafael Nadal hadn’t started the clay-court season with so many setbacks in four years. Not since 2015 had Nadal arrived at the Madrid Open without having won a title either in Monte Carlo or Barcelona, the tournaments that mark the start of the clay swing in Europe. That year, Nadal was coming […]

Stephens, Keys to lead US against Switzerland in Fed Cup

Sloane Stephens and Madison Keys will lead the United States against Switzerland in the Fed Cup World Group playoffs at San Antonio. Captain Kathy Rinaldi’s roster released Wednesday also includes Sofia Kenin, Jessica Pegula and Jennifer Brady. The matches are April 20-21. The winner will return to the top-tier World Group in 2020 with a […]

The Latest: Sore, tired Djokovic expects to be OK for QFs

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on Monday at the Australian Open (all times local): 2 a.m. Record-chasing Novak Djokovic is feeling sore and tired following his late-finishing win over Daniil Medvedev, but thinks he will be OK for his Australian Open quarterfinal match against Kei Nishikori. “I didn’t feel so great, you know, in […]

Coach's words inspire Osaka; Nishikori also into semifinals

AP Published 3:01 a.m. ET Jan. 3, 2019 | Updated 8:02 a.m. ET Jan. 3, 2019 Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria reacts after missing a shot during his quarterfinal match against Kei Nishikori of Japan at the Brisbane International tennis tournament in Brisbane, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Tertius Pickard)(Photo: The Associated Press) BRISBANE, Australia […]

Nonfiction: A Poet Who Loves Tennis Follows the Grand Tour, in Prose

An award-winning poet and translator, Phillips reveals his love of tennis on every page. There is a generosity of spirit toward the reader as he explains the tournament calendar, how the A.T.P. ranking system works and how important seedings are in Grand Slam draws. He even includes a comprehensive glossary of tennis terms. A passionate […]

Isner needs final-set tiebreaker to reach Stockholm semis

AP Published 6:50 p.m. ET Oct. 19, 2018 FILE – This June 24, 2010, file photo shows John Isner of the U.S. and France’s Nicolas Mahut, right, posing for a photo next to the scoreboard following their record-breaking men’s singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships at Wimbledon. The All England Club said […]

Serena Williams kicks off Breast Cancer Awareness Month with music video

USA TODAY Sports Published 10:42 a.m. ET Oct. 1, 2018 | Updated 11:57 a.m. ET Oct. 1, 2018 Tennis star Serena Williams speaks at the Shop.org conference Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)(Photo: The Associated Press) Serena Williams kicked off Breast Cancer Awareness Month with a music video on her Instagram […]