Tennis mixed doubles has its moment at the OlympicsAugust 1, 2021 GMT
TOKYO (AP) — Novak Djokovic unleashed a scream as if he had just won one of his 20 Grand Slam singles titles.
This being the slightly less prestigious mixed doubles competition at the Tokyo Olympics, Serbian partner Nina Stojanovic broke out into a fit of laughter at Djokovic’s outsized reaction after he served out a first-round win over the Brazilian pair of Luisa Stefani and Marcelo Melo.
Djokovic says ‘pressure is a privilege’ that he can handleJuly 28, 2021 GMT
TOKYO (AP) — With the topic of athletes’ mental health and pressure being discussed at the Olympics, Novak Djokovic said “pressure is a privilege.”
The top-ranked Serb was asked how he deals with the pressure of attempting to accomplish something that no man has done before in tennis: completing a Golden Slam.
American Grace Min rallies to make Prague Open quartersJuly 14, 2021 GMT
PRAGUE (AP) — Grace Min came from a set down to eliminate seventh-seeded Nina Stojanovic 3-6, 6-1, 6-4 on Wednesday and advance to the quarterfinals of the Prague Open.
The American player will next meet Xinyu Wang or Conny Perrin.
Top-seeded Kvitova beaten in 1st round of Prague OpenJuly 12, 2021 GMT
PRAGUE (AP) — Slovak qualifier Rebecca Sramkova upset top-seeded Petra Kvitova 7-6 (5), 3-6, 6-4 to advance to the second round of the Prague Open on Monday.
It was another early exit for Kvitova after she was defeated by Sloane Stephens in the first round of Wimbledon, the Grand Slam she had won twice.
Tomljanovic outlasts top-seeded Elise Mertens at BirminghamJune 15, 2021 GMT
BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — Ajla Tomljanovic of Australia outlasted top-seeded and 17th-ranked Elise Mertens of Belgium 7-6 (5), 6-7 (5), 7-6 (4) in a marathon match on Tuesday at the Birmingham grass-court tournament.