Tennis

7:01 PM ET Associated Press MONTREAL — Naomi Osaka pulled out of the National Bank Open hard-court tuneup to be played in Montreal this month ahead of the US Open. The tournament announced the withdrawals of Osaka and two other top-10 players who have won Grand Slam titles, Sofia Kenin and Iga Swiatek, on Tuesday.
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6:32 PM ET Associated Press WASHINGTON — Sebastian Korda is less than a month past his 21st birthday. Brandon Nakashima turned 20 on Tuesday. Both young Americans picked up straight-set victories at the Citi Open. The 12th-seeded Korda, who is coming off a fourth-round run at Wimbledon, moved into the second round at the hard-court
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1:41 AM ET Associated Press WASHINGTON — Jenson Brooksby found himself in hardly an ideal spot in the first set of the first round of the Citi Open against big-serving Kevin Anderson: trailing the two-time Grand Slam runner-up in a tiebreaker. Brooksby, a 20-year-old American who lost to Anderson in the final of another ATP
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6:14 AM ET Associated Press TOKYO — Alexander Zverev followed up his comeback win over Novak Djokovic by winning the gold medal in men’s tennis at the Tokyo Olympics. The fifth-ranked German overwhelmed Russian opponent Karan Khachanov 6-3, 6-1 at the Tokyo Games on Sunday for the biggest title of his career. The 6-foot-6 (1.98-meter)
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11:45 AM ET Associated Press Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print Belinda Bencic of Switzerland won the women’s tennis gold medal in singles, and she might not be done at the Tokyo Games. The 12th-ranked Bencic beat Marketa Vondrousova of the Czech Republic 7-5, 2-6, 6-3 for the first major title of her career.
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5:31 AM ET Associated Press TOKYO — Novak Djokovic came to the Tokyo Olympics aiming for a Golden Slam. He’ll leave without a medal and will need some time to recover from a draining performance in extreme conditions that didn’t meet expectations. The top-ranked Djokovic lost his cool and abused his racket several times during
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6:07 AM ET Associated Press TOKYO — There will be no Golden Slam for Novak Djokovic. The top-ranked Serb lost to Alexander Zverev of Germany 1-6, 6-3, 6-1 Friday in the semifinals of the tennis tournament at the Tokyo Olympics. Djokovic was attempting to become the first man to win all four Grand Slam tournaments
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6:08 AM ET Associated Press TOKYO — Belinda Bencic and Swiss tennis are doing just fine without Roger Federer at the Olympics. The 12th-ranked Bencic beat Elena Rybakina of Kazakhstan 7-6 (2), 4-6, 6-3 on Thursday to reach the gold-medal match at the Tokyo Games. And that wasn’t all. After a short rest, Bencic was
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10:33 PM ET ESPN News Services TOKYO — Italian tennis player Fabio Fognini has apologized for yelling at himself with an anti-gay slur during a loss in the Olympic tennis tournament. Fognini used the offensive Italian word repeatedly during the three-set loss to Russian player Daniil Medvedev in the third round on Wednesday. Fognini wrote
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1:07 AM ET ESPN News Services TOKYO — It wasn’t the ending that tennis superstar Naomi Osaka — nor her fans across Japan and worldwide — had expected for the Tokyo Olympics. Osaka lost to former French Open finalist Marketa Vondrousova of the Czech Republic 6-1, 6-4 in the third round of the Olympic tennis
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4:50 PM ET Maryna Zanevska claimed her maiden WTA Tour title on Sunday after a 6-4 7-6 (7-4) victory over Kristina Kucova at the Poland Open in Gdynia. Both players were vying for their first WTA singles titles and it was the Belgian who battled back from double-breaks in both sets to claim victory over
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4:45 PM ET Danielle Collins earned her maiden WTA Tour title on Sunday after she beat Elena-Gabriela Ruse in the final of the 32nd Palermo Ladies Open in Italy. The top seed found herself a break of serve down on two occasions in the opening set, but at 4-2 down the American won four games
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12:38 AM ET Associated Press TOKYO — There were never any questions about Naomi Osaka’s potential on the tennis court when she took a two-month mental health break. Especially on hard courts — the surface being used at the Tokyo Olympics and the surface on which Osaka has won all four of her Grand Slam
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