Tennis

The retired center teamed with Gabby Williams of the WNBA’s Seattle Storm to beat former Detroit Pistons guard Richard Hamilton and Spanish tennis player David Ferrer in a basketball game on the famed clay of Court Philippe-Chatrier.
The former No. 1 player plans to return to competition in 2024.
In a statement released by her representative, the 18-time Grand Slam singles champion and Hall of Famer said her prognosis is good and she will start treatment this month.
Bollettieri helped no fewer than 10 players who went on to be No. 1 in the world rankings. That group includes sisters Serena and Venus Williams, Jim Courier, Maria Sharapova, Andre Agassi and Monica Seles.
The story is based on Osaka’s organization Play Academy, which provides grants and training for community sports organizations.
Federer has not competed since Wimbledon in July 2021 — he has had a series of knee operations — and so in that sense, the news is not surprising.
Alcaraz used his combination of moxie and maturity to beat Casper Ruud 6-4, 2-6, 7-6 (1), 6-3.
The Polish star beat Tunisian Ons Jabeur to capture her third Grand Slam title.
The 23-time Grand Slam champion is likely done with tennis after her 7-5, 6-7 (4), 6-1 loss to Ajla Tomljanovic at the U.S. Open.
The Williams sisters were eliminated by the Czech pair of Lucie Hradecka and Linda Noskova 7-6 (5), 6-4 at Flushing Meadows.
The autobiographical film looks back at his tutelage under a relentless father, his domination of tennis in the ’80s and his regrets about his personal life.
She will play Ajla Tomljanovic of Australia in the third round.
Emma Raducanu became only the third defending U.S. Open champion to lose in the first round, eliminated by Alizé Cornet 6-3, 6-3.
Williams overcame a shaky start to overpower Danka Kovinic 6-3, 6-3 amid an atmosphere more akin to a festival than a farewell.
“I’m turning 41 this month, and something’s got to give,” Williams wrote in an essay released Tuesday by Vogue magazine.
Federer was 97th before play began at the All England Club but now has zero points because the rankings are based on a player’s results over the previous 52 weeks — and he has not competed at all since reaching the Wimbledon quarterfinals a year ago.
Djokovic used his steady brilliance to beat the ace-delivering, trick-shot-hitting, constantly chattering Nick Kyrgios 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (3) on Sunday for a fourth consecutive championship at the All England Club.
“It’s the Russian school, after all. She played here with us for a long time, and then in Kazakhstan,” Russian Tennis Federation president Shamil Tarpishchev told sports website Championat on Saturday after Rybakina beat Ons Jabeur 3-6, 6-2, 6-2 on Centre Court.
The top-seeded Djokovic beat No. 9 seed Cam Norrie of Britain 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 in the semifinals to run his winning streak at the All England Club to 27 matches in a row as he pursues a fourth straight championship there.
The No. 3-seeded Jabeur, a 27-year-old from Tunisia, got past her good friend Tatjana Maria 6-2, 3-6, 6-1 in an up-and-down semifinal at a sun-splashed Centre Court on Thursday.
Williams was two points from advancing while serving for the match at 5-4 in the third set but couldn’t get closer.
“I caught some fire behind me,” the 40-year-old Williams said. “I needed that. It was good.”
U.S. Tennis Association CEO and Executive Director Lew Sherr said the USTA Board had a “concern about holding the individual athletes accountable for the actions and decisions of their governments.”
Williams has not competed anywhere since getting injured during the first set of her first-round match at the All England Club a year ago.