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UPDATED: Sat., May 18, 2019, 2:25 p.m.

Rafael Nadal gets his revenge over Stefanos Tsitsipas; Novak Djokovic up next

After losing in the semifinals of three straight clay-court tournaments, Rafael Nadal looked more like his old, dominant self when he beat Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-3, 6-4 to reach the Italian …


UPDATED: Thu., May 16, 2019, 2:45 p.m.

Players debate necessary punishment after Nick Kyrgios outburst

Nick Kyrgios’ opponent during his latest outburst of unruly behavior believes the Australian should be suspended from tennis for at least six months. Roger Federer thinks Kyrgios already paid enough …


UPDATED: Tue., May 14, 2019, 9:06 a.m.

Serena Williams withdraws from Rome with injured knee

Serena Williams has withdrawn from the Italian Open ahead of her second-round match against sister Venus due to a continuing left knee injury. Tournament organizers made the announcement Tuesday, a …


‘In the mood’: Roger Federer seeks more clay matches in Rome

Roger Federer is 37 and has won 20 Grand Slam titles but he still gets excited about playing tennis. That’s why he added this week’s Italian Open to his schedule. …


UPDATED: Tue., May 14, 2019, 9:34 a.m.

Crafty Nick Kyrgios leaves Daniil Medvedev slamming his racket

Nick Kyrgios took full advantage of his crafty game to eliminate 12th-seeded Daniil Medvedev in three sets in the first round of the Italian Open. For his first win on …


Serena Williams set to return from injury at Italian Open

Serena Williams is set to return from injury at the upcoming Italian Open. Tournament director Sergio Palmieri tells The Associated Press that he spoke with Williams’ agent and that Williams …


Rafael Nadal, Elina Svitolina win Italian Open titles

Rafael Nadal came out on top in a matchup of this year’s top two clay-court players, beating defending champion Alexander Zverev 6-1, 1-6, 6-3 Sunday to win a record-extending eighth …


UPDATED: Sat., May 19, 2018, 4:50 p.m.

Rafael Nadal beats Novak Djokovic, will face Alexander Zverev for Rome title

Rafael Nadal is challenged in the first set by Novak Djokovic before pulling away for a 7-6 (4), 6-3 win to reach the Italian Open final. In the women’s final, …


UPDATED: Tue., May 15, 2018, 1:53 p.m.

Denis Shapovalov shoots up the rankings with win over Tomas Berdych

Rapidly rising Canadian Denis Shapovalov pulled off another big win, overcoming a slow start in a 1-6, 6-3, 7-6 (5) victory over 15th-seeded Tomas Berdych in the first round of …


Alexander Zverev upends Novak Djokovic to win Italian Open

Alexander Zverev signaled his anticipated arrival among the tennis elite by defeating Novak Djokovic 6-4, 6-3 Sunday to win the Italian Open.


UPDATED: Sat., May 20, 2017, 4:11 p.m.

Rafael Nadal’s winning streak on clay ends, Venus Williams loses in Rome

Rafael Nadal’s winning streak ended at 17 as he lost in straight sets to Dominic Thiem in the quarterfinals of the Italian Open on Friday. The 6-4, 6-3 victory was …


UPDATED: Thu., May 18, 2017, 2:38 p.m.

Rafael Nadal beats Jack Sock to reach Italian Open quarterfinals

Rafael Nadal’s preparations for the French Open continued apace as he swept past Jack Sock 6-3, 6-4 Thursday to ease into the quarterfinals of the Italian Open and extend his …


UPDATED: Wed., May 17, 2017, 9:53 a.m.

Rafael Nadal extends winning streak to 16 when Nicolas Almagro retires

Rafael Nadal’s winning streak was extended to 16 matches when Nicolas Almagro retired in the first set at the Italian Open. Nadal was leading 3-0, 15-30 when Almagro bent over …


UPDATED: Tue., May 16, 2017, 3:44 p.m.

After loss in Rome, Andy Murray looks to regroup for Paris

Defending champion Andy Murray is eliminated by local favorite Fabio Fognini 6-2, 6-4 before a raucous crowd in his opening match at the Italian Open. Maria Sharapova retires with a …


In Brief: OKC advances to Western Conference Finals

Kevin Durant scored 37 points, Russell Westbrook added 28, and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the San Antonio Spurs 113-99 on Thursday night to win the Western Conference semifinal series …


In Brief: Thunder rally past Spurs for 3-2 series lead

Russell Westbrook had 35 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists, and the Oklahoma City Thunder rallied in the fourth quarter to beat the San Antonio Spurs 95-91 on Tuesday night, …


In brief: Canadiens defeat Bruins in Game 7 of Eastern semifinals

NHL: Even as the Montreal Canadiens swept through the opening round of the playoffs – their first postseason series victory in four years – they knew that a more difficult …