Women's tennis

FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2019, file photo, Serena Williams returns a shot to Bianca Andreescu, of Canada, during the women's singles final of the U.S. Open tennis championships in New York. Serena Williams is planning to play in the 2020 U.S. Open. The 23-time Grand Slam singles champion said in a video shown during the U.S. Tennis Association's tournament presentation Wednesday, June 17, 2020, that she “cannot wait to return” to New York for the major championship she has won six times. (AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez, File)
June 17, 2020 - 11:52 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Serena Williams is planning to play in the 2020 U.S. Open. The 23-time Grand Slam singles champion said in a video shown during the U.S. Tennis Association's tournament presentation Wednesday that she “cannot wait to return” to New York for the major championship she has won six...
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FILE - In this Feb. 17, 2020, file photo, Belgium's Kim Clijsters returns the ball to Spain's Gabrine Muguruza during a match of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championship in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Any World TeamTennis player or coach who tests positive for COVID-19 when arriving for the three-week 2020 season will be dropped from the league without pay. The health plan released Tuesday, June 16, 2020, by the WTT for its matches starting July 12 at The Greenbrier in West Virginia also calls for two daily temperature checks for spectators, no ball kids, a chair umpire aided by electronic line-calling instead of line judges, and no high-fives or handshakes between opponents. The rosters announced for the WTT's nine teams include Grand Slam title winners Kim Clijsters, Sloane Stephens, Sofia Kenin and the Bryan brothers. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)
June 16, 2020 - 2:31 pm
A World TeamTennis player or coach who tests positive for COVID-19 when arriving for the three-week 2020 season will be dropped from the league without pay. Someone testing positive once competition has started would be held out for the rest of the season but still be compensated on a prorated...
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FILE - In this June 8, 2019, file photo, Australia's Ash Barty holds the trophy as she celebrates winning her women's final match of the French Open tennis tournament against Marketa Vondrousova of the Czech Republic in two sets 6-1, 6-3, at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris. Barty has joined the ranks of high-profile players expressing concern over the staging of the U.S. Open while there’s still so much uncertainty in the coronavirus pandemic. The women’s No. 1 hasn’t had the chance yet to defend her French Open title because all elite tennis competition is shuttered. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)
June 15, 2020 - 2:05 am
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Ash Barty has joined the ranks of high-profile players concerned over the staging of the U.S. Open while there’s still so much uncertainty around the coronavirus pandemic. The women’s No. 1 hasn’t had the chance yet to defend her French Open title because all elite tennis...
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Fans watch a tennis doubles match between Serbia's Novak Djokovic and Jelena Jankovic and Serbia's Nenad Zimonjic and Olga Danilovic during the Adria Tour charity tournament, in Belgrade, Serbia, Friday, June 12, 2020. Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic set up a series of tennis tournaments in the Balkan region while the sport is suspended amid the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
June 12, 2020 - 2:18 pm
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — There was no social distancing and few among the thousands of fans wore face masks — and Novak Djokovic approved. The fans filled the makeshift stands on Friday at Djokovic's Belgrade tennis club on the banks of the Danube River for the opening day of his charity tennis tour...
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FILE - In this March 14, 2020, file photo, a closed ticket office is shown at Etihad Stadium where Manchester City were due to play Burnley in an English Premier League soccer match, in Manchester, England. Many professional sports league, such as the NFL and European soccer leagues, have lucrative television contracts and big-money corporate sponsors that fill their substantial coffers. But the domestic soccer league in the U.S. still relies heavily on ticket sales, merchandising and concessions, much like many university athletic departments, and without games their very ability to make ends meet would stretch the abilities of even the savviest of accountants. (AP Photo/Jon Super, File)
June 10, 2020 - 10:17 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Two Texas football players have tested positive for coronavirus this week and a third tested positive for the COVID-19 antibody, the university said Wednesday night. Texas brought in 58 players this week to the...
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FILE - In this Feb. 19, 2019, file photo, Alexis Ohanian, founder of the social media company Reddit, gives an interview in New York. Ohanian announced on Friday, June 5, 2020, his resignation from the board of the social media site and urged the board to replace him with a black candidate. Ohanian, who is white, implicitly linked his move to protests around the globe over the killing of George Floyd, a black man who died in Minneapolis after a police officer pressed his knee against his neck for several minutes, even after he stopped pleading for air and became unresponsive. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)
June 05, 2020 - 5:04 pm
Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian announced his resignation from the board of the social media site and urged the board to replace him with a black candidate. Ohanian, who is white, implicitly linked his move to protests around the globe over the killing of George Floyd, a black man who died in...
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FILE - In this June 8, 2002, file photo, Venus Williams, surrounded by reporters, smiles after she made a picture of her sister Serena after the women's final of the French Open tennis tournament at Roland Garros stadium in Paris. Serena defeated her sister Venus 7-5, 6-3. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)
June 05, 2020 - 11:06 am
EDITOR’S NOTE -- Every French Open features matches that are memorable for one reason or another. There are upsets. Comebacks. Dramatic moments. Historic accomplishments. The AP is republishing stories about a handful of such matches while the postponed Grand Slam tournament was supposed to be...
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FILE - In this May 2, 2020, file photo, jockey Joel Rosario and Nadal cross the wire to win the second division of the Arkansas Derby horse race at Oaklawn in Hot Springs, Ark. Nadal, who now won't have a shot after an ankle injury in training last week, could have been racing to become trainer Bob Baffert's third Triple Crown winner in six seasons, if not for the coronavirus pandemic. The Belmont Stakes usually wraps up a five-week span that includes the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness. All have been pushed back, though the Belmont Stakes will now go first on June 20. (Richard Rasmussen/The Sentinel-Record via AP, File)
June 01, 2020 - 2:04 am
The final leg of horse racing's Triple Crown would have been set and the French Open finals would have been contested this week if not for the coronavirus pandemic. While NASCAR is staying busy on the track, and there are signals that other sports could be working toward a return, The Associated...
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FILE - In this April 8, 2020, file photo, an empty Parkview Field minor league baseball stadium is viewed in downtown Fort Wayne, Ind. Minor league umpires are out of jobs so far and maybe all year with no minor league seasons due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Mike Moore/The Journal-Gazette via AP, File)
May 29, 2020 - 6:53 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Georgia State will begin to reopen its athletic facilities on Monday. A maximum of 64 football players will be allowed to voluntarily return to campus. The workouts will be limited to groups of no more than eight...
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A general view of the Philippe-Chatrier tennis court with its new retractable roof during a media tour at Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Wednesday, May 27, 2020. The French open will moving to September from the end of May because of the outbreak of the COVID-19 disease. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
May 27, 2020 - 5:43 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The athletic department at the University of Kansas has told donors it will make across-the-board pay cuts and furloughs as it faces a budget shortfall of up to 20 percent, even if full football and basketball...
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