Tennis

5:08 PM ET NEW YORK — US Open officials have made some changes in the officiating protocols for the upcoming US Open in an attempt to better inform fans about decisions made on court — a review stimulated partly by the officiating controversy that marred the US Open women’s final last year. The most noteworthy
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1:51 PM ET NEW YORK — Roger Federer wasn’t sad that he lost a historic Wimbledon final to Novak Djokovic in July, a five-set 13-12 epic that was the first decided by a final-set tiebreaker at the Grand Slam event. “I was just more upset, rather than being sad,” Federer said during his pre-US Open
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12:33 PM ET Associated Press NEW YORK — Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova will finally meet in the US Open, and they’ll do it in their very first match. The past US Open champions, two of the biggest stars in women’s tennis, were scheduled for an opening-round matchup when the draws were conducted Thursday for
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11:22 AM ET Associated Press LONDON — The International Tennis Federation has postponed next month’s Davis Cup series between India and Pakistan because of the recent political tension over the disputed territory of Kashmir. The ITF says it made the decision “following an in-depth security review of the current situation in Pakistan by independent security
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11:17 AM ET The International Tennis Federation (ITF) has agreed to the All India Tennis Association’s (AITA) request, rescheduling next month’s India-Pakistan Davis Cup tie to November this year. The decision came after ITF referred the matter to the Davis Cup Committee earlier this week and was followed by an “in-depth security review” of the
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1:04 PM ET Associated Press NEWPORT, R.I. — Goran Ivanisevic, Sergi Bruguera, Conchita Martinez and Jonas Bjorkman are the four candidates for the International Tennis Hall of Fame’s class of 2020. The four players announced Wednesday, all former Grand Slam tournament champions, are in their second year of a three-year possible candidacy in the player
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11:53 AM ET ESPN News Services Chair umpire Carlos Ramos will not officiate matches involving Serena Williams or her older sister, Venus, at this year’s US Open following the confrontation that overshadowed last year’s final. “We’ve decided that there are over 900 other matches, and Carlos, for 2019, will not be in the chair for
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8:41 AM ET Associated Press LONDON — Chilean tennis player Juan Carlos Saez has been banned for eight years for match-fixing. The Tennis Integrity Unit says Saez refused to cooperate with its investigation and also failed to report “a corrupt approach” at a tournament. Saez originally attracted the TIU’s attention because of evidence of unusual
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3:47 AM ET Former world No. 1 Andy Murray, continuing his comeback from hip surgery, fell 7-6(8), 7-5 to Tennys Sandgren in the first round of the Winston-Salem Open in North Carolina. The match was delayed by rain for several hours before Murray battled hard to save three set points in the tiebreak before Sandgren
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10:03 PM ET Alyssa RoenigkESPN Close Alyssa Roenigk is a senior writer for ESPN The Magazine and ESPN.com whose assignments have taken her to six continents and caused her to commit countless acts of recklessness. (Follow @ESPN_Alyssa on Twitter). Amanda Anisimova has withdrawn from the U.S. Open after Konstantin Anisimov, her father and longtime coach,
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11:43 AM ET Sloane Stephens announced Monday that she has parted with coach Sven Groeneveld after working with him since May. Stephens, 26, ranked No. 11 in the world, made the announcement on Twitter. After much thought, @sventennis & I have decided to go our separate ways. Change is never easy, but I’m so appreciative
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8:03 PM ET ESPN News Services Russia’s Daniil Medvedev won his first Cincinnati title on Sunday, concluding a tournament that brought more questions than clarity to the upcoming U.S. Open. Will stumbles in the men’s bracket at the Western & Southern Open carry over to New York? And is Medvedev capable of carrying his newfound
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4:21 PM ET Associated Press MASON, Ohio — Madison Keys rallied late in both sets and beat Svetlana Kuznetsova 7-5, 7-6 (5) for her first Cincinnati championship Sunday, sending her into the U.S. Open on a one-week upswing. By winning her first hard-court final since the 2017 U.S. Open, she’ll be No. 10 when she
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9:22 PM ET ESPN News Services MASON, Ohio — Novak Djokovic overcame concerns about his right elbow but couldn’t prevail over Daniil Medvedev‘s 14 aces, as the Russian pulled out a 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 stunning victory over the world No. 1 in the semifinals of the Western & Southern Open. Djokovic got the muscles around
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