Kyrgios wins Citi Open again; Samsonova takes women's title
Washington Tennis Nick Kyrgios, of Australia, reacts during a semifinal against Mikael Ymer, of Sweden, at the Citi Open tennis tournament Saturday, Aug. 6, 2022, in Washington. Kyrgios' seventh career tour-level championship came where his sixth did in 2019 — on the hard courts of the U.S. Open tuneup in the American capital. Earlier Sunday, Liudmila Samsonova won her second career WTA title by coming back to beat sixth-seeded Kaia Kanepi 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 in the Citi Open women's final. The only one Kyrgios had to deal with Sunday came at 3-2 in the first set, and Kyrgios dismissed it via a volley winner. Samsonova earned her first break opportunity of the match an hour in, when Kanepi dumped a forehand into the net.wftv.com
Raducanu into Washington quarterfinals; Fritz stops in heat
Reigning U.S. Open champion Emma Raducanu found herself completely exhausted, physically and mentally, after playing a pair of tiebreakers across nearly three hours on a hot and humid afternoon at the Citi Open on Thursday. “Everything,” the second-seeded Raducanu said afterward, “was tired.” “It’s flooding pretty bad,” Raducanu said during her post-match news conference.news.yahoo.com
French Open updates | Djokovic, Nadal, Alcaraz in action
France Tennis French Open Serbia's Novak Djokovic plays a shot against Japan's Yoshihito Nishioka during their first round match at the French Open tennis tournament in Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Monday, May 23, 2022. (AP Photo/Michel Euler) (Michel Euler)PARIS — (AP) — The Latest on the French Open tennis tournament (all times local):11 a.m.Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Carlos Alcaraz are all on the schedule at the French Open as the second round begins on Day 4. Defending champion Djokovic faces Alex Molcan at Court Suzanne Lenglen. Thirteen-time champion Nadal will close the day on Court Philippe Chatrier in the night session against Corentin Moutet. The most intriguing women’s matchup pits 2019 U.S. Open champion Bianca Andreescu against Olympic gold medalist Belinda Bencic.wftv.com
The Latest: Isner loses in 5 sets on Court 18 at Wimbledon
Britain Wimbledon Tennis Japan's Yoshihito Nishioka serves to John Isner of the United States during the men's singles first round match on day three of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Wednesday June 30, 2021. (Adrian Dennis/Pool via AP) (Adrian Dennis)WIMBLEDON, England — (AP) — The Latest on Wimbledon (all times local):3:05 p.m.John Isner played another five-setter on Wimbledon’s Court 18 but couldn’t quite create another epic this time. It was Nishioka’s first win at Wimbledon after losing in the first round three times. He beat Alexei Popyrin 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 for his 100th Grand Slam match win. Andy Murray, coming off a victory in his first Wimbledon match in four years, faces Oscar Otte of Germany.wftv.com
'Runaway train': Serena wins French Open opener; Nadal, too
Serena Williams of the U.S. screams in the first round match of the French Open tennis tournament against Kristie Ahn of the U.S. at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Monday, Sept. 28, 2020. Both began this French Open with straight-set victories against overmatched foes in Court Philippe Chatrier on Monday. Nadal began his attempt to pull even with rival Roger Federer for the most by a man, 20, by beating Egor Gerasimov of Belarus 6-4, 6-4, 6-2. He'll be aiming for his 18th major championship at this French Open, which he finally gets underway Tuesday with his first Grand Slam match since being disqualified at the U.S. Open. Among the other key results on Day 2 of a chilly, pandemic-postponed French Open were losses by 2019 runner-up Marketa Vondrousova, who was beaten 6-1, 6-2 by Polish teenager Iga Swiatek; three-time Grand Slam champion Angelique Kerber; 2017 U.S. Open finalist and 2018 French Open semifinalist Madison Keys; and men’s seeds No.
The Latest: A 1st for Venus: She loses in 1st round of Open
___7:10 p.m.Serena Williams began her latest attempt to win a 24th Grand Slam singles trophy by beating Kristie Ahn in the first round at the U.S. Open. 3 and hoping to tie Margaret Court's record of 24 Grand Slam singles titles. Pella reached the third round of the U.S. Open in 2018 and the third round of the Australian Open earlier this year. She is a seven-time Grand Slam quarterfinalist, including at the U.S. Open in 2013 and 2018. He's the first unranked player to win a Grand Slam match since Nicolas Kiefer at Wimbledon in 2007.
With pros in the stands, Murray saves match point at US Open
Andy Murray, of Great Britain, reacts after defeating Yoshihito Nishioka, of Japan, during the first round of the US Open tennis championships, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020, in New York. The Murray match provided the most entertainment in the afternoon of Day 2 at Flushing Meadows, where his lengthy victory was followed in Ashe by a straight-set win for Serena Williams. Three-time champion Kim Clijsters, mounting a career comeback and playing her first match at a major in eight years, lost to Ekaterina Alexandrova 3-6, 7-5, 6-1Its rare that you have lots of, like, players watching your match, Murray said. But he had surgery on his right hip in January 2018, then again in January 2019, shortly after a first-round loss at the Australian Open. I think at the beginning of the match, I was apprehensive about playing a long match because I havent done one for a while, Murray said.
U.S. Open venue to host 350-bed temporary hospital amid coronavirus pandemic
Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY SportsNEW YORK (Reuters) - A portion of the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center is set to transform into a 350-bed temporary hospital on Tuesday, the USTA said, as the coronavirus outbreak strains resources in New York City, which as been dramatically affected by the pandemic. Chris Widmaier, spokesman for the U.S. Tennis Association, which owns the tennis center, told Reuters that the conversion of an indoor tennis facility on the venue would begin Tuesday. The site is likely to be non-Covid patients, and we will evaluate based on need, NYCEM spokesman Omar Bourne said. He added that the city is actively working to identify spaces that can be used to expand hospital capacity throughout the five boroughs, but did not elaborate. News of the Flushing Meadows facility comes a day after New York began construction on a 68-bed field hospital in Central Park, as the city strains to accommodate the volume of patients at its medical centers.feeds.reuters.com