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By Howard Fendrich, Associated Press
Carlos Alcaraz used his combination of moxie and maturity to beat Casper Ruud in the U.S. Open final on Sunday to earn his first Grand Slam title at age 19 and become the youngest man to be ranked No. 1.
Last year, Sam Jalloh zig-zagged across West Africa coaching tennis to kids, taking with him rackets, balls and a cellphone loaded with photos and videos of a pro player in action to inspire the youngsters. The player? Frances Tiafoe.
By Clarence Roy-Macaulay, Gerald Imray, Associated Press
Chris Evert dominated women's tennis in the 1970s and 80s. Her win-loss record in singles play is the best of any pro player, male or female, in history. But her toughest match was taking on ovarian cancer, often known as…
By Amna Nawaz, Anne Azzi Davenport
Correction: This headline has been updated to reflect that Francis Tiafoe was the first Black American man to reach the U.S. Open semifinals since Arthur Ashe. NEW YORK (AP) — Frances Tiafoe became the first American man to reach the…
Frances Tiafoe ended Rafael Nadal’s 22-match winning streak at Grand Slam tournaments by beating the 22-time major champion in the U.S. Open’s fourth round on Monday.
Right down to what were, barring a change of heart, the final minutes of her quarter-century of excellence on the tennis court, and an unbending unwillingness to be told what wasn’t possible, Williams tried to mount one last classic comeback, earn one…
By Associated Press
Novak Djokovic will not play in the U.S. Open, as expected, because he is not vaccinated against COVID-19 and thus is not allowed to travel to the United States.
Serena Williams is famous for her 23 Grand Slam singles titles. That is more than any other tennis player accumulated in the sport's professional era, which began in 1968.
Serena Williams says she is preparing to step away from tennis after winning 23 Grand Slam titles, turning her focus to having another child and her business interests.
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