Tennis

6:17 PM ET Associated Press MONTREAL — Australia’s Nick Kyrgios advanced at the National Bank Open on Tuesday, beating Argentina’s Sebastian Baez 6-4, 6-4 in an opening-round match and setting up a second-round showdown with top-ranked Daniil Medvedev of Russia. Kyrgios is coming off a victory at last week’s Citi Open in Washington, where he
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6:25 PM ET Associated Press TORONTO — Naomi Osaka retired from her opening match at the National Bank Open due to a back injury Tuesday. Osaka was trailing Estonia’s Kaia Kanepi 7-6 (4), 3-0 when she withdrew. Entering the tournament, Osaka had been eliminated from her past three competitions in the first or second round,
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9:55 AM ET D’Arcy MaineESPN.com Serena Williams announced her tennis career is winding down, citing her desire to grow her family. Williams shared her thoughts about her future in a first-person essay on Vogue.com on Tuesday, suggesting the US Open could be her final tournament. She admitted she had mixed feelings about her next chapter
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8:23 AM ET Associated Press LONDON — Tennis player Andrej Martin was suspended Tuesday for failing a doping test at a competition, the International Tennis Integrity Agency said. The 32-year-old Slovakian tested positive in June for SARM S-22, a synthetic substance that can copy the effects of testosterone, at a second-tier event in his home
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10:52 PM ET Associated Press SAN JOSE, Calif. — Seventh-seeded Daria Kasatkina of Russia rallied from one set down after dropping the opener in a tiebreaker and beat unseeded American Shelby Rogers to capture the Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic championship on Sunday, 6-7 (2), 6-1, 6-2. The 25-year-old Kasatkina immediately found her rhythm again following
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5:04 PM ET Associated Press WASHINGTON — Liudmila Samsonova hit 10 aces and won her second career WTA title by coming back to beat sixth-seeded Kaia Kanepi 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 at the Citi Open on Sunday. Samsonova is a 23-year-old Russian currently ranked 60th after needing to sit out part of the season, including Wimbledon,
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11:16 PM ET Associated Press SAN JOSE, Calif. — Unseeded American Shelby Rogers defeated No. 9 seed Veronika Kudermetova of Russia 6-3, 6-4 on Saturday in the semifinals of the Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic. Rogers will play No. 7 seed Daria Kasatkina of Russia in Sunday’s final of the hard-court US Open tuneup, looking for
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7:45 PM ET Associated Press WASHINGTON — Wimbledon runner-up Nick Kyrgios needed 14 minutes to complete his rain-delayed Citi Open match against Reilly Opelka, efficiently closing out a 7-6 (1), 6-2 victory on Friday. Saving energy was key for Kyrgios and others playing in hot, humid conditions at the hard-court US Open tuneup. Kyrgios, the
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12:55 AM ET Associated Press SAN JOSE, Calif. — Second-seeded Paula Badosa beat Coco Gauff 7-6(4), 6-2 on Friday at the Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic to reach her fourth semifinal of the year. Badosa won nine straight points while Gauff struggled with her serve, and led 2-0 in the second set before easing to a
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12:46 AM ET Associated Press SAN JOSE — Coco Gauff held off four-time major champion Naomi Osaka 6-4, 6-4 on Thursday night to advance to the quarterfinals at the Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic. Gauff, the No. 6 seed, held all of her serves in the opening set and finished the 45-minute session with three aces.
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6:51 PM ET Associated Press WASHINGTON — Reigning U.S. Open champion Emma Raducanu reached her second quarterfinal of the season Thursday, edging Camila Osorio 7-6 (5), 7-6 (4) at the Citi Open in a match that lasted nearly three hours on a hot and humid afternoon. With the temperature in the 90s, the second-seeded Raducanu
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4:35 PM ET Associated Press MONTREAL — Novak Djokovic withdrew from the upcoming hard-court tournament in Montreal on Thursday because he is not vaccinated against COVID-19 and is therefore not allowed to enter Canada. By the same reason, as things stand now, he also will not be able to compete in the US Open later
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