Tennis

7:25 PM ET PORTRUSH, NORTHERN IRELAND — Former Australian Davis Cup tennis star Peter McNamara has died from cancer aged 64. McNamara, who reached a career-high No. 7 in the world in 1983, beat all-time greats Jimmy Connors and Ivan Lendl to win two of his five singles titles. But he is perhaps best remembered
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10:51 PM ET Associated Press MELBOURNE, Australia — Peter McNamara, who won three Grand Slam doubles titles with fellow Australian Paul McNamee and reached a career-high No. 7 in singles, has died. He was 64. His death at his home in Germany from prostate cancer was confirmed by David Law, a family friend and tennis
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4:47 PM ET Associated Press NEWPORT, R.I. — Top-seeded John Isner used his blistering serve to overcome scorching conditions and win a title for the fourth time on Newport’s grass courts, beating No. 7 seed Alexander Bublik 7-6 (2), 6-3 on Sunday at the Hall of Fame Open. It was the 34-year-old American’s 15th ATP
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10:03 PM ET Associated Press NEWPORT, R.I. — Li Na has broken new ground at the International Tennis Hall of Fame. The 37-year-old former Chinese star became the first Asian-born player to be inducted on Saturday. She was enshrined along with Mary Pierce of France and Russian Yevgeny Kafelnikov during a lengthy on-court ceremony that
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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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