At the Laver Cup, there was tense tennis and maybe even the birth of another bromance in the sport.
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The second edition of the event will bring top-flight tennis to Chicago this year after its debut in Prague in 2017.
He is also impressed with the tournament’s format, especially the shorter matches.
His child is the Laver Cup, and he’s giving it a lot of love to help it succeed, even though the odds are against him
Mohamed Lahyani, the Swedish chair umpire who gave an on-court pep talk to Nick Kyrgios during a match at the U.S. Open, will miss two tournaments.
Borna Coric won the decisive match for Croatia, which will face France with hopes of avenging a loss in the World Cup soccer final.
Bryan teamed with Ryan Harrison for the first time and helped the Americans cut Croatia’s lead to 2-1 in their Davis Cup semifinal on Saturday.
Men have been fined for misbehavior more frequently than women at Grand Slam events in the past 20 years, with one significant exception: coaching violations.
Borna Coric beat Steve Johnson and Marin Cilic topped Frances Tiafoe to put the Americans in a hole. In the other semifinal, France leads Spain, 2-0.
The chair umpire who penalized Serena Williams in the United States Open final officiated a match between Marin Cilic and Frances Tiafoe on Friday.
Emotions are mixed this week as the U.S., Croatia, France and Spain play in the semifinals of Davis Cup, which will change its format next year.
The debacle at the U.S. Open was a microcosm, in so many ways, of what women face at work daily.
Ramos, the chair umpire who drew Serena Williams’s ire at the Open final, had little time to rest: He’ll be on duty for the U.S.-Croatia semifinal on Friday.
The Herald Sun in Australia doubled down in defense of a drawing, assailing “our new politically correct life.”
Mark Knight, an Australian cartoonist who ignited outrage with his depiction of Serena Williams at the U.S. Open, says it had nothing to do with racism. Other cartoonists say there’s no way that’s true.
After defusing an ugly debate over her French Open outfit, Williams was a model of sportsmanship and dignity until her outburst in Saturday’s final.
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Grand Slam tournaments like the United States Open prohibit players from receiving coaching from off the court. But what constitutes coaching has long vexed players.
The only full-blown victim when Saturday’s women’s final at the U.S. Open turned ugly was its winner: Osaka.
Ashleigh Barty and CoCo Vandeweghe rallied to win the women’s doubles final on Sunday, beating Timea Babos and Kristina Mladenovic, 3-6, 7-6 (2), 7-6 (6).