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Tennis

Champ at 19, champ at 36: Nadal earns 14th French Open title

Sunday, 5 June 2022, 18:41 Last update: about 19 days ago Associated Press

Rafael Nadal, a French Open champion for the 14th time at age 36, is, in obvious ways, different from Rafael Nadal, a French Open champion for the first time all the way back in 2005 at age...

No. 1 Iga Swiatek beats Coco Gauff for 2nd French Open title

Saturday, 4 June 2022, 17:42 Last update: about 20 days ago Associated Press

 Iga Swiatek is so efficient, so smooth, with a racket in her hand, seemingly never flustered a bit and, for months now, never beaten. The only time she looked even the slightest bit...

Becker gets 2 1/2 years in prison for bankruptcy offenses

Friday, 29 April 2022, 17:08 Last update: about 3 months ago Associated Press

Tennis great Boris Becker was sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison on Friday for illicitly transferring large amounts of money and hiding assets after he was declared bankrupt. The three-time...

Ash Barty retires from tennis at age 25; won 3 Grand Slams

Wednesday, 23 March 2022, 07:38 Last update: about 4 months ago Associated Press

Ash Barty surprisingly retired from tennis at age 25 while ranked No. 1 and less than two months after winning the Australian Open for her third Grand Slam singles title. “I just...

Nadal wins Australian Open for record 21st major title

Sunday, 30 January 2022, 18:08 Last update: about 6 months ago Associated Press

Rafael Nadal got to 21 first, breaking the men’s record for most Grand Slam singles titles and doing it the hard way by coming back from two sets down to beat Daniil Medvedev in an almost 5...

Barty wins drought-breaking Australian Open women's title

Saturday, 29 January 2022, 14:29 Last update: about 6 months ago Associated Press

Ash Barty will no longer need to overthink the 1970s when she prepares for the Australian Open. The top-ranked Barty recovered from 5-1 down in the second set to beat Danielle Collins 6-3, 7-6...

Updated: Djokovic lands in Serbia after deportation from Australia

Monday, 17 January 2022, 09:41 Last update: about 6 months ago Associated Press

Novak Djokovic was heading home to Serbia on Monday after his deportation from Australia over its required COVID-19 vaccination ended the No. 1-ranked men's tennis player's hopes of defending his...

Updated (4): Australia deports Djokovic for being unvaccinated

Sunday, 16 January 2022, 08:08 Last update: about 6 months ago Associated Press

Novak Djokovic’s hopes of playing at the Australian Open were dashed Sunday after a court dismissed the top-ranked tennis star’s appeal against a deportation order. Three Federal...

Updated: Djokovic back in detention, continues to fight deportation

Saturday, 15 January 2022, 06:52 Last update: about 6 months ago Associated Press

Novak Djokovic’s effort to play in the Australian Open despite being unvaccinated for COVID-19 moved to a higher court Saturday as the No. 1-ranked tennis player appealed the second cancellation...

Updated: Djokovic faces deportation after Australia revokes visa

Friday, 14 January 2022, 08:10 Last update: about 6 months ago Associated Press

Tennis star Novak Djokovic faces deportation again after the Australian government revoked his visa for a second time. Immigration Minister Alex Hawke said Friday he used his ministerial...

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