Tennis

7:37 PM ET Associated Press NEWPORT, R.I. — Top-seeded John Isner overcame extremely hot conditions and a first-set tiebreaker loss to beat fourth-seeded Ugo Humbert of France 6-7 (4), 7-6 (5), 6-3 on Saturday and advance to the Hall of Fame Open final. The 34-year-old American will face Alexander Bublik, a 7-6 (5), 3-6, 6-4
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3:02 AM ET Australian Bernard Tomic‘s appeal to overturn a fine for not playing to “required professional standards” at Wimbledon earlier this month has been denied in a stinging rebuke by the Grand Slam board. Tomic lost his first round match 6-2 6-1 6-4 to France’s Jo-Wilfried Tsonga at Wimbledon and was fined his entire
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1:25 PM ET Associated Press NEW YORK — U.S. tennis player Anna Tatishvili will be awarded her French Open prize money. The Grand Slam Board reversed its decision to fine her under its first-round performance rule. Tatishvili lost to 29th-seeded Maria Sakkari of Greece 6-0, 6-1 in Paris. Her earnings of about $50,000 were docked
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3:35 PM ET Associated Press NEW YORK — The US Open total purse this year is more than $57 million, the richest in tennis history. The men’s and women’s singles champion will each receive $3.85 million, and the men’s and women’s doubles champion teams will get $740,000. Those are both the highest payouts in US
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12:12 AM ET Associated Press SAN JOSE, Calif. — Venus Williams has committed to play in San Jose later this month, her second straight appearance in the event. She will play her opening match of the Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic in the night session July 30 after reaching the 2018 quarterfinals. The seven-time Grand Slam
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12:08 PM ET Six-time major winner Boris Becker has said that tennis must “wake up to the greatness” of Novak Djokovic following his 16th Grand Slam title win at Wimbledon on Sunday. World No.1 Djokovic, 32, defeated Swiss great Roger Federer 7-6 (5), 1-6, 7-6 (4), 4-6, 13-12 (3) to win his fifth title at
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