Thiem beats De Minaur to give Austria 3-1 win over Australia
GRAZ, Austria (AP) — Dominic Thiem overcame a spirited fightback by Alex de Minaur to give Austria a 3-1 victory over Australia in a Davis Cup World Group playoff on Sunday. The eighth-ranked Austrian won 6-4, 6-2, 3-6, 6-4 but had to come back twice from a break down... Read more
Chair umpire Ramos hands Cilic warning for slamming racket
ZADAR, Croatia (AP) — Chair umpire Carlos Ramos issued a code violation to Croatia after Marin Cilic slammed his racket to the clay and mangled the frame during a Davis Cup loss to Sam Querrey of the United States. Since it was the first violation of the match, it... Read more
Hsieh overpowers Anisimova to win Japan Women’s Open title
Taiwan's Hsieh Su-Wei overpowered American qualifier Amanda Anisimova 6-2, 6-2 on Sunday to win the Japan Women's Open. Second-seeded Hsieh converted five of six break points against the 17-year-old Anisimova, who was playing in her first WTA final. Anisimova, who turned 17 just two weeks ago, was the youngest... Read more
Bryan, Harrison win thriller to keep U.S. Davis Cup hopes alive
WATCH—Match point from Bryan/Harrison’s win over Dodig/Pavic in Davis Cup semis: Mike Bryan and Ryan Harrison outlasted Ivan Dodig and Mate Pavic in a four-hour, 43-minute thriller on Saturday to keep U.S. hopes alive in their Davis Cup semifinal match against Croatia. Croatia finished Day 1 of the tie with a 2-0 lead... Read more
Serena Williams talks fashion, not controversy at Las Vegas event
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Serena Williams talked about her fashion business and her family, but not tennis fouls during a Friday appearance before a business trade group in Las Vegas. The 23-time Grand Slam champion wasn’t asked about gender equality in sports or an argument she had last weekend... Read more
Defending champion France defeats Spain for Davis Cup finals berth
LILLE, France (AP) — Doubles pair Julien Benneteau and Nicolas Mahut gave France an unassailable 3-0 lead over Spain in their Davis Cup semifinal on Saturday as the defending champions reached back-to-back finals for the first time since 2002. The French veterans, both aged 36, defeated Marcel Granollers and... Read more
Coric, Cilic help Croatia jump out to lead over U.S. in Davis Cup semi
WATCH—Match point from Marin Cilic’s win over Frances Tiafoe in Davis Cup semifinals: The Americans will have their work cut out for them this weekend after Marin Cilic and Borna Coric both won their opening singles rubbers to put Croatia ahead 2-0 in their Davis Cup semifinal tie. Coric scored the first point... Read more
Carlos Ramos focused on Cup “and working again—that’s all I can say”
ZADAR, Croatia (AP) — The chair umpire who penalized Serena Williams in the U.S. Open final is back at work. Carlos Ramos is working the best-of-five Davis Cup semifinal series between Croatia and the United States. “I’m just focusing on this tie and working again. That’s all I can... Read more
Carlos Ramos was correct—and a consummate professional at the US Open
Court Report—ITF and WTA issue statements on Serena-Ramos controversy at US Open:  Lost in the swirl of controversy surrounding Serena Williams and her altercations with umpire Carlos Ramos during her final-round loss at the US Open to Naomi Osaka is this: despite the fact that Williams felt so aggrieved by the... Read more
The 2018 US Open showed how relevant tennis is to this cultural moment
Court Report—the ITF and WTA issue statements about the Serena Williams-Carlos Ramos controversy: The circus has left town. That’s the thought I always have when I walk out of the press room and through the grounds on the final evening of the US Open. By that time, close to... Read more