NEW YORK (AP) — Serena and Venus Williams traded fist bumps or palm slaps and chatted between points.
CLEVELAND (AP) — All-Star guard Donovan Mitchell is on his way to the Cleveland Cavaliers, who acquired one of the NBA’s best scorers Thursday in a blockbuster trade with the Utah Jazz, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press.
NEW YORK (AP) — Emma Raducanu became only the third defending U.S. Open champion to lose in the first round, eliminated by Alizé Cornet 6-3, 6-3. And yet another past champ bowed out in straight sets when Naomi Osaka, who won two of her four Grand Slam titles in New York, was eliminated by Australian Open runner-up Danielle Collins 7-6 (5), 6-3 in a match that ended after midnight.
NEW YORK (AP) — The welcome and support for Venus Williams in Arthur Ashe Stadium on Tuesday afternoon were not the same as they were for her sister, Serena, a night earlier.
NEW YORK (AP) — LOOKAHEAD TO WEDNESDAY
Serena Williams will lead off the night session at Arthur Ashe Stadium again, this time against the No. 2-ranked player in women's tennis. The 23-time Grand Slam singles champion faces second-seeded Anett Kontaveit of Estonia, trying to prolong what could be the last tournament of her career.
After winning 23 Grand Slam titles, Serena Williams begins what might be her final tournament Monday at the U.S. Open.
The 40-year-old announced this month that she plans to turn her focus toward having another child and her business interests as she readies to step away from tennis.
NEW YORK (AP) — Serena and Venus Williams were drawn to face the Czech pair of Lucie Hradecka and Linda Noskova in the first round of doubles at the U.S.
NEW YORK (AP) — Serena and Venus Williams are getting their Sister Act back together for doubles at the U.S.
NEW YORK (AP) — Venus Williams will be back in the U.S. Open this year after being given a wild card on Wednesday into what could be younger sister Serena's final tournament.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Venus Williams lost to Canadian Rebecca Marino on Monday in her return to singles play after more than a year away, a defeat the seven-time Grand Slam champion chalked up to being rusty
TORONTO (AP) — Seven-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams has been given a wild-card entry into the main draw of the National Bank Open next month.
She will compete in Toronto for the first time since 2019 and return to WTA Tour singles play for the first time since August 2021.
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Inspired by her sister's comeback, Venus Williams made one of her own at Wimbledon on Friday.
Williams and partner Jamie Murray won a mixed doubles that was the first in any tennis discipline for the seven-time Grand Slam singles champion in more than 10 months.
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — How much do you know about Wimbledon, the grass-court Grand Slam tennis tournament that begins Monday at the All England Club? Give this AP quiz a try:
PARIS (AP) — LOOKAHEAD TO SATURDAY
Coco Gauff, an 18-year-old from Florida who is ranked No. 23, will participate in her first Grand Slam final against 2020 French Open champion Iga Swiatek, who is ranked No.
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Serena and Venus Williams did not appear on the women's singles entry list released by Wimbledon on Friday.
It is possible that either player could request a wild-card invitation to the Grand Slam tournament, which begins on June 27.
PARIS (AP) — Here's one measure of just how dominant Iga Swiatek has been as the French Open begins Sunday:
How well do you know the French Open, the Grand Slam tennis tournament that begins Sunday at Roland Garros in Paris? Give this AP quiz a try:
1st Round: Neither Serena Williams nor Venus Williams entered the French Open this year.
On that sunny morning two decades ago, in the hours and minutes and seconds before everything changed, sports was playing its usual role in the fabric of life.
There was fierce debate over what had been ingested or injected or rubbed into the body of Barry Bonds, whose most recent game had produced three more homers to push him to 63 for the season.
Serena and Venus Williams added themselves to the list of big-name withdrawals from the U.S. Open on Wednesday, making this the first time since 2003 neither of the sisters will appear in the year’s last Grand Slam tournament.
NEW YORK (AP) — Two-time champion Venus Williams will be back at the U.S. Open after being given a wild card Wednesday into the Grand Slam tournament.
The 41-year-old Williams has won seven major titles, including victories at Flushing Meadows in 2000 and 2001.
MASON, Ohio (AP) — Despite losing some big-name stars, the main draw of the Western & Southern Open got underway Sunday night, with the tournament returning to the Lindner Family Tennis Center after a one-year absence, and at full capacity.
Coco Gauff’s second Wimbledon ended much like her first – with a fourth-round loss to one of the tournament favorites.
The difference this time is that the 17-year-old American felt she's on the verge of going much further in a major.
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Coco Gauff and Jennifer Brady will lead a U.S. Olympic tennis team that will go to the Tokyo Games without any of the country's two highest-ranked women or four top men, according to a roster obtained Wednesday by The Associated Press.
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — LOOKAHEAD TO WEDNESDAY
Venus Williams is into the second round at Wimbledon for the 20th time, and her opponent Wednesday will be No. 21-seeded Ons Jabeur, who lost only three games in her first-round win.
How well do you know the French Open, the Grand Slam tennis tournament that begins Sunday in Paris? Give this AP quiz a try:
1st Round: Among the many numbers associated with Rafael Nadal's success on red clay is this: He has won 53 of 54 matches for his career on the surface against opponents ranked outside the Top 100.
MIAMI (AP) — It has been 20 years since Venus Williams won her home tournament, and her stay at the 2021 Miami Open was brief.
Williams was eliminated on the first day of play Tuesday by 89th-ranked Zarina Diyas of Kazakhstan, 6-2, 7-6 (10).
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — This was, in some ways, rather difficult to watch: 40-year-old Venus Williams gasped and groaned as she limped around the court at the Australian Open on an injured right ankle and left knee.
The questions about Venus Williams’ future have been accumulating for a while now, some subtle, some less so.
About whether she’ll be back at a particular event. About whether she’ll stick around for the following season.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The lines for beer on Day 1 at the Australian Open were noticeably thinner than usual, and the lawn chairs set up in front of the giant television screen in Garden Square were far emptier.
A glance at the Australian Open, the first Grand Slam tennis tournament of 2021:
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Majors are what matters at this stage for Serena Williams.
After agreeing Friday to the notion that she could consider her next Grand Slam title to be her favorite, she withdrew from a scheduled semifinal match against top-ranked Ash Barty in a tuneup event — citing an injured right shoulder — not long after the draw for the Australian Open was made.
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the opening day at the French Open:
David Goffin has become the first seeded player to be knocked out of the French Open.
Women to watch at the French Open, where play begins Sunday:
ROME (AP) — Four-time champion Serena Williams withdrew from the upcoming Italian Open citing the Achilles issue that bothered her in a loss to Victoria Azarenka in the U.S. Open semifinals, organizers at the Foro Italico announced on Saturday.
NEW YORK (AP) — The see-and-be-seen scene in the U.S. Open’s Arthur Ashe Stadium corporate suites is different this year: The usual cast of celebrities, socialites and sponsors — banned, along with all spectators, because of the pandemic — has been replaced by the stars of the sport themselves.
NEW YORK (AP) — Making quick work of an opponent for a change, Serena Williams wrapped up her 102nd career U.S. Open match win to break a tie with Chris Evert for the most in the professional era.
Then Williams headed back out to the Arthur Ashe Stadium stands Tuesday night, her dog in tow.
NEW YORK (AP) — A quick look at the U.S. Open:
LOOKAHEAD TO TUESDAY
The Williams sisters both are scheduled to play in Arthur Ashe Stadium on Day 2 of the U.S. Open — Serena during the day, Venus at night.
How well do you know the U.S. Open, usually each year’s last Grand Slam tennis tournament but the second of 2020? Give this AP quiz a try:
1st Round: Entering this U.S. Open, which woman holds the record for most appearances in Grand Slam tournament main draws?
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — There was zero interaction between the two, not even a furtive glance, when Venus Williams walked past Serena Williams in the Top Seed Open's warmup area Thursday before their 31st matchup as pros.
Robert Ryland, the first Black professional tennis player and later a coach to such stars as Arthur Ashe and Serena and Venus Williams, has died. He was 100.
Ryland died Aug. 2 at his stepson’s home in Provincetown, Massachusetts, on Cape Cod, his wife, Nancy Ingersoll, confirmed to The New York Times.
Well, this sure is a fine way for tennis to herald its return after the pandemic-caused hiatus: Serena Williams vs. Venus Williams.
The siblings meet each other for the 31st time when they take the court at a WTA tournament in Kentucky on Thursday.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Serena Williams was calm in a return more dramatic than some might have expected — even after a long layoff.
Williams needed to rally to win in her comeback following a six-month layoff, beating unseeded American Bernarda Pera 4-6, 6-4, 6-1 in Tuesday's first round of the Top Seed Open.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Serena Williams flexed and then kissed a sinewy right bicep to show down time well spent in training even without bench pressing.
“This is God given, thank you very much,” the 23-time Grand Slam champion said as she thanked her mother, Oracene.
Today in History
Today is Wednesday, July 8, the 190th day of 2020. There are 176 days left in the year.
EDITOR’S NOTE — Tennis history is filled with wonderful rivalries, and so many are remembered because of matchups in Wimbledon finals. The Associated Press is republishing stories about a handful of such matches while the canceled grass-court Grand Slam tournament was supposed to be played.
Venus Williams has signed up to play World TeamTennis for the 15th time, the league announced Thursday.
She will be a member of the Washington Kastles, one of nine teams that will gather at a resort in West Virginia for a three-week season starting July 12.
Rafael Nadal’s first French Open loss. Serena Williams’ first victory over Venus Williams in a major final.
Ivan Lendl’s comeback against John McEnroe. And, five years later, Michael Chang’s comeback against Lendl.
Serena Williams is looking forward to getting back to competing when the coronavirus pandemic permits it, in part because she’s “feeling better than ever.”
The highlights of Monday’s AP Sports report. An up-to-the minute listing of all stories planned, including games and events, is available in Coverage Plan on AP Newsroom, http://newsroom.ap.org/coverageplan You can also find a link to Coverage Plan on the left navigation of the Newsroom home page, http://newsroom.ap.org