Sharapova retires from tennis at age 32 with 5 Slam titles

Maria Sharapova was a transcendent star in tennis from the time she was a teenager, someone whose grit and groundstrokes...
13:33 26 February 2022

Federer to miss French Open, other events after knee surgery

Roger Federer will miss the French Open and no fewer than three other tournaments while he is sidelined for at least fou...
19:36 20 February 2022

Williams remains perfect in Fed Cup; US leads Latvia 2-0

EVERETT, Wash. — Serena Williams remained unbeaten in Fed Cup singles matches, defeating Jelena Ostapenko in straight sets on Friday night to give the...
7:29 8 February 2022

Federer to play in South Africa, where his mother was born

MELBOURNE, Australia — Roger Federer shakes his head and sounds a bit embarrassed when he's asked why he's never played a tennis match in South Africa...
10:30 3 February 2022

Djokovic comes back for 8th Australian Open title, 17th Slam

MELBOURNE, Australia — Novak Djokovic was looking weary and worn down. He felt dizzy and trailed Dominic Thiem in the Australian Open final -- miscues...
15:36 2 February 2022

The Latest: Zverev in for 50K, Aussies miss out on $2.85M

MELBOURNE, Australia — The Latest on the Australian Open (all times local):
14:00 31 January 2022

Australian Open heats up, right in in time for semifinals

MELBOURNE, Australia — The temperature topped 100 degrees F (38 degrees Celsius) in the first of the Australian Open women’s semifinals and got slight...
13:02 30 January 2022

Kenin of US ousts No. 1 Barty to reach Australian Open final

MELBOURNE, Australia — Sofia Kenin never flinched.
11:25 30 January 2022

Djokovic adds to Slam streak vs. Federer at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia — Novak Djokovic was wondering, right along with everyone else, what sort of shape Roger Federer would be in for their Australian...
11:21 30 January 2022

The Latest: Djokovic beats Federer, reaches Australian final

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11:10 30 January 2022

Sorry, not sorry: Net cords & insincere apologies in tennis

MELBOURNE, Australia — It might just be the most insincere gesture in sports: A tennis player apologizes by raising a hand after a ball clips the net ...
16:59 29 January 2022

Navratilova sorry for protocol breach, not for Court protest

MELBOURNE, Australia — Martina Navratilova has apologized after getting caught on a technicality in her on-court campaign to have a stadium renamed at...
8:32 29 January 2022

Halep, Muguruza take contrasting paths to semis in Australia

MELBOURNE, Australia — Simona Halep went to work a long way from home in the off-season, out near the desert, not taking a day off.
6:34 29 January 2022

‘Didn’t do it for the hype’: Kenin stops Coco in Australia

MELBOURNE, Australia — It made sense to Sofia Kenin that Coco Gauff would be the one getting all of the attention and generating all of the buzz.
8:54 26 January 2022

Analysis: Nadal vs. Kyrgios in Australia, as good as it gets

MELBOURNE, Australia — Maybe he was simply bored by the questions. He certainly was physically and emotionally spent after the longest win of his care...
2:38 26 January 2022

The Latest: Bertens’ win closes women’s 3rd Rd in Australia

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12:18 25 January 2022

Still eyeing Slam, Pliskova exits Australia; 1 US man left

MELBOURNE, Australia — Karolina Pliskova can make a strong case that she has the strongest resume of any active player not to win a Grand Slam singles...
9:50 25 January 2022

Bittersweet: Caroline Wozniacki’s career ends in Australia

MELBOURNE, Australia — It was bittersweet, Caroline.
8:11 24 January 2022

Kyrgios barks, mocks his way to Australian Open’s 3rd round

Love him or hate him -- and make no mistake, there are plenty in each camp -- Nick Kyrgios never allows for a dull moment when he's on a tennis court,...
11:26 23 January 2022

Coco Gauff sets up Osaka showdown in Australia; Serena wins

MELBOURNE, Australia — Plenty was going badly for Coco Gauff in the second round of the Australian Open.
11:49 22 January 2022

The Latest: 7-time champion Djokovic advances to 3rd round

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5:34 22 January 2022

‘My mission was to win’: Coco tops Venus at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia — Everyone had the same question when the Australian Open draw was revealed: What were the odds that Coco Gauff and Venus William...
9:07 20 January 2022

2019 champ Djokovic eyes 5th post-30 Slam title in Australia

MELBOURNE, Australia — The secret to Novak Djokovic's post-30 success? Not his best-in-tennis return. Or his limb-twisting, body-bending court coverag...
7:19 19 January 2022

Federer, Nadal seem sure all will be OK at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia — As messages on video boards cautioned Australian Open spectators to "be aware we are expecting a reduction in air quality" Satu...
7:53 18 January 2022

Coco vs. Venus, Part II, in 1st round of Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia — Get ready for Coco Gauff vs. Venus Williams, Part II.
9:51 16 January 2022

AUSTRALIAN OPEN ’20: Osaka, Djokovic try to defend titles

MELBOURNE, Australia — A glance at the Australian Open, the year's first Grand Slam tennis tournament:
9:23 16 January 2022

Bad air doesn’t stop qualifying for Australian Open

The air was considered hazardous for outdoor workers, and described as among the worst in the world. For professional tennis players, though, it was d...
10:37 14 January 2022

Nadal urges tennis organizers to compromise on one World Cup

SYDNEY — Rafael Nadal won a revamped Davis Cup in November and he reached Sunday's final of the ATP Cup, the new international team competition.
13:47 12 January 2022

Serena Williams to meet Jessica Pegula in Auckland final

AUCKLAND, New Zealand — Jessica Pegula upset former world No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki on Saturday to set up a final at the ASB Classic against top-seeded...
6:17 11 January 2022

The King reigns: LeBron James is AP’s male athlete of decade

He left Cleveland for Miami, finally became a champion, went back to his beloved northeast Ohio, delivered on another title promise, then left for the...
18:02 29 December 2022