Tag: tennis

MADRID (AP) — Not even some late heroics — some very, very late ones — were enough to keep the United States from being eliminated from the Davis Cup Finals on Thursday. The U.S. failed…

Coach Chris Belknap’s first season in charge of the girls’ tennis team at Iola High was a major success. The Fillies concluded their season at the state tournament in Winfield last weekend. Three Fillies advanced…

Iola High will be represented well this Saturday at state in Winfield for girl’s tennis. No.1 singles Carlie Payne along with the No.1 doubles pair of Allie Utley and Gabby Richards will represent the blue…

BEIJING (AP) — Andy Murray’s run at the China Open is over. The former No. 1, who had won consecutive singles matches for the first time since undergoing hip surgery in January, lost to top-seeded…

TOKYO (AP) — Novak Djokovic reached the quarterfinals of the Japan Open on Wednesday by beating Japanese wild-card entry Go Soeda 6-3, 7-5. Djokovic, who is attempting to win a title on his tournament debut…

Head coach Chris Belknap admits he may not appear to be a tennis wiz,  but the Fillies tennis team has made massive improvements under his coaching since practice began Aug. 9.  “I think I shocked…

NEW YORK (AP) — Rafael Nadal kept pulling away in his U.S. Open quarterfinal, then getting reeled back in by Diego Schwartzman. In the first set, Nadal led 4-0 before Schwartzman got to 4-all. In…

NEW YORK (AP) — Naomi Osaka’s achy left knee didn’t let her serve without pain, so she didn’t practice that key part of her game leading into the U.S. Open. The knee also prevented her…

Spectators were looking for a battle. Instead, they got hugs. The setting was the much anticipated showdown Saturday night between Coco Gauff, who at 15 is being hailed as the heir apparent to Serena Williams,…

NEW YORK (AP) — Serena Williams flubbed yet another shot and wailed, “I keep missing my forehand!” She was in trouble, if only briefly, against 17-year-old American Caty McNally, who is friends, and doubles partners,…