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Tennis tournament closing in on move from Key Biscayne to Dolphins stadium

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Roughly six months after Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross proposed moving Miami's premier tennis tournament from Key Biscayne, Fla., to his stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla., both sides appear to be getting closer to a deal.

Talks continue between the Dolphins and IMG, the owner of the for-profit tennis tournament, which says it needs modern ...Read more

Serena Williams shares first photos of baby girl

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Serena Williams introduced her newborn baby girl to the world with a photo and video on Instagram.

"Meet Alexis Olympia Ohanian, Jr. You have to check out link in bio for her amazing journey," Williams wrote, alongside a picture of the baby snuggling under the tennis star's chin.

The baby was born Sept. 1 at St. Mary's Medical Center in West ...Read more

Rafael Nadal beats Kevin Anderson 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 to win his 16th Grand Slam title

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NEW YORK -- Rafael Nadal capped an easy draw at the U.S. Open with an easy 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 victory over Kevin Anderson of South Africa on Sunday in the men's final. It is Nadal's third career U.S. Open title and his 16th title in a Grand Slam event. The 31-year-old Spaniard, who ranks No. 1 in the world, trails only Roger Federer (19) among men's ...Read more

Sloane Stephens routs Madison Keys to win U.S. Open and her first Grand Slam title

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NEW YORK--Unseeded Sloane Stephens, who was ranked No. 957 in the world less than two months ago, soared to the top of the tennis world on Saturday with a powerful 6-3, 6-0 victory over 15th-ranked fellow American Madison Keys in the U.S. Open women's finals.

Stephens, who underwent foot surgery and missed 11 months of competitive play, was ...Read more

Friends to become foes in women's final

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NEW YORK -- Madison Keys and Sloane Stephens were friends long before they completed their unlikely journeys to the U.S. Open women's final on Saturday at Flushing Meadows. They've played on the same U.S. Fed Cup team, shared laughs and dinners around the world, and dealt with the lofty and premature expectations heaped upon them as prodigies.

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Big-serving Anderson beats Carreno Busta, takes big step into U.S. Open final

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NEW YORK -- Kevin Anderson, a South Africa native who played tennis at the University of Illinois and lives in Florida, got off to a slow start in his U.S. Open semifinal against Pablo Carreno Busta Friday but gradually gained strength and earned a 4-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-4 victory to advance to Sunday's men's final.

Anderson's opponent on Sunday ...Read more

Keys, Stephens to face off in all-American final at U.S. Open

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NEW YORK -- Sloane Stephens was stuck on her couch in January for the duration of this year's first Grand Slam event, the Australian Open, her leg immobilized by a massive cast that protected her surgically repaired left foot. On Saturday she will play for the championship of the year's last Grand Slam, the U.S. Open, co-starring with Madison ...Read more

Stephens, Williams reach semifinal; Keys, Vandeweghe on deck

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NEW YORK -- It was a great day for American women's tennis, certainly, with Sloane Stephens and Venus Williams each winning third-set tiebreakers Tuesday to steer them into all-American semifinal matchup at the U.S. Open. And with CoCo Vandeweghe and Madison Keys set to take the stage Wednesday for their respective quarterfinal matches, the ...Read more

Carreno Busta cruises past Schwartzman

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NEW YORK -- Diego Schwartzman will remember the opportunity he missed Tuesday in his U.S. Open quarterfinal match, when he had three break points in the ninth game of the second set against Pablo Carreno Busta. But he will have equally keen memories of the lively atmosphere and the sense of having participated in a grand occasion in a Grand Slam...Read more

Canadian teen Denis Shapovalov ousted at US Open after impressive run

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NEW YORK -- Teen sensation Denis Shapovalov had hoped to crack the top 150 in the rankings by this stage of the season, and he will beat that by about 100 spots thanks to his impressive run through qualifying and into the fourth round of the U.S. Open.

His surge ended Sunday with a 7-6 (2), 7-6 (4), 7-6 (3) loss to Pablo Carreno Busta at Arthur...Read more

Brady wins, will take on Pliskova

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NEW YORK -- Jennifer Brady had one overpowering thought after she lunged and fell to the ground on Court 17 during the third-set tiebreaker of her strenuous match against Romania's Monica Niculescu on Saturday. "I didn't want to get up," said Brady, the former UCLA standout. "I was tired and laying there felt nice."

After a few seconds' respite...Read more

Pliskova is ranked No. 1 but she wants a title to go with it

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NEW YORK--As one of only 23 women who have been ranked No. 1 in the world since the Women's Tennis Association adopted a computerized system in 1975, Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic is in exclusive company. She's in another group she'd be happy to leave at the end of the U.S. Open: She's among the few women who have ruled the rankings ...Read more

Schwartzman wins one for the little guys

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NEW YORK -- At 5 feet 7, Diego Schwartzman of Argentina is often much shorter than his opponent. He slayed a giant on Friday when he upset 6-foot-6 Marin Cilic, the No. 5 seed at the U.S. Open, 4-6, 7-5, 7-5, 6-4 in a third-round match on the grandstand court. Cilic was the 2014 Open champion but had been slowed by an adductor injury. His defeat...Read more

Petra Kvitova's progress in recovery from stabbing attack can be seen at U.S. Open

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NEW YORK--There are times Petra Kvitova becomes immersed in her old, familiar routines and she forgets that day last December when a knife-wielding attacker invaded her apartment in the Czech city of Prostejov and savagely slashed her left hand in several places as she fought to prevent him from cutting her throat.

The two-time Wimbledon ...Read more

Inconsistent Roger Federer survives another five-set match at U.S. Open

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NEW YORK -- Roger Federer insisted his back felt fine on Thursday, no matter how often he seemed out of sync during his 6-1, 6-7(3), 4-6, 6-4, 6-2 victory over 101st-ranked Mikhail Youzhny in the second round of the U.S. Open. Nor did he fret about having played back-to-back five-set matches in a Grand Slam tournament for the first time in an ...Read more

Time with Bruins put Brady on a winning path

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NEW YORK -- Everyone who saw Jennifer Brady was sure of her great tennis talent long before she was. At 8 years old she was sent to the Evert Tennis Academy, which was established in Florida by Chris Evert and Evert's family, and trained there through her teenage years. Still, Brady's self-assurance never matched her extraordinary skill level.

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Nick Kyrgios gets mad, then he gets upset by John Millman at US Open

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NEW YORK -- Australian Nick Kyrgios is undeniably talented. He's also exceptionally temperamental, mixing tantrums with impressive efforts like his victory over Rafael Nadal a few weeks ago at Cincinnati. His temper prevailed on Wednesday as the No. 14 seed was upset by compatriot John Millman 6-3, 1-6, 6-4, 6-1 in the first round.

Kyrgios was ...Read more

A promising new generation takes the court for US tennis

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NEW YORK -- Progress must be measured in small steps when it comes to the return to prominence of American male tennis players and of American female players not named Venus or Serena Williams.

Frances Tiafoe's gallant five-set loss to Roger Federer on Tuesday thrilled the sellout crowd at Arthur Ashe Stadium and brought tears to the eyes of ...Read more

Federer wins but Tiafoe's game is fits for the king

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NEW YORK--The drama grew more compelling with each of the 56 errors Roger Federer committed and each pushback mounted by 19-year-old American Frances Tiafoe. Straining and flailing, Federer showed only occasional signs of his usual grace in their first-round match Tuesday at the U.S. Open. Tiafoe pushed the pace and had 36-year-old Federer on ...Read more

A teen bopper hits the big time

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NEW YORK -- Don't be fooled by the whispery, little-girl voice that makes Naomi Osaka sound much younger than 19. This young woman is ready to roar, and she made an emphatic statement about her potential when she knocked defending champion Angelique Kerber out of the U.S. Open with a stunning 6-3, 6-1 first-round victory Tuesday under the closed...Read more