On that sunny morning two decades ago, in the hours and minutes and seconds before everything changed, sports was playing its usual role in the fabric of life.
There was fierce debate over what had been ingested or injected or rubbed into the body of Barry Bonds, whose most recent game had produced three more homers to push him to 63 for the season.
Serena and Venus Williams added themselves to the list of big-name withdrawals from the U.S. Open on Wednesday, making this the first time since 2003 neither of the sisters will appear in the year’s last Grand Slam tournament.
NEW YORK (AP) — Two-time champion Venus Williams will be back at the U.S. Open after being given a wild card Wednesday into the Grand Slam tournament.
The 41-year-old Williams has won seven major titles, including victories at Flushing Meadows in 2000 and 2001.
MASON, Ohio (AP) — Despite losing some big-name stars, the main draw of the Western & Southern Open got underway Sunday night, with the tournament returning to the Lindner Family Tennis Center after a one-year absence, and at full capacity.
Coco Gauff’s second Wimbledon ended much like her first – with a fourth-round loss to one of the tournament favorites.
The difference this time is that the 17-year-old American felt she's on the verge of going much further in a major.
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Coco Gauff and Jennifer Brady will lead a U.S. Olympic tennis team that will go to the Tokyo Games without any of the country's two highest-ranked women or four top men, according to a roster obtained Wednesday by The Associated Press.
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — LOOKAHEAD TO WEDNESDAY
Venus Williams is into the second round at Wimbledon for the 20th time, and her opponent Wednesday will be No. 21-seeded Ons Jabeur, who lost only three games in her first-round win.
How well do you know the French Open, the Grand Slam tennis tournament that begins Sunday in Paris? Give this AP quiz a try:
1st Round: Among the many numbers associated with Rafael Nadal's success on red clay is this: He has won 53 of 54 matches for his career on the surface against opponents ranked outside the Top 100.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local):
Well, this sure is a fine way for tennis to herald its return after the pandemic-caused hiatus: Serena Williams vs...
Serena Williams is looking forward to getting back to competing when the coronavirus pandemic permits it, in part because she’s “feeling better than ever...
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Mom and racket-holding Dad joined two coaches and a hitting partner at Coco Gauff's practice session on a cloudy Sunday afternoon at the All England Club as the 15-year-old American prepared for what could be the toughest test yet of her hard-to-believe Grand Slam debut...
NEW YORK (AP) — Back when Serena Williams, then 16, and Venus Williams, then 17, played each other on tour for the very first time, at the Australian Open in January 1998, no one possibly could have known it would start a series that would last for two decades...
NEW YORK (AP) — Get ready for the latest Grand Slam installment of Williams vs. Williams. One big difference this time: The superstar siblings will be meeting in the third round at the U...
A day before playing in the 2005 final at the All England Club, Venus Williams addressed a meeting of the Grand Slam Board, urging Wimbledon and the French Open to offer equal pay to male and female players...
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — U.S. Open champion Sloane Stephens was first to go, followed quickly by last year's Australian Open runner-up, Venus Williams...
Venus Williams, who recently played in the finals of Wimbledon, was in Philadelphia on Monday to play in Mylan World Team Tennis League action at Hagan Arena on the campus of Saint Joseph’s University.
LONDON (AP) — As a kid, Garbine Muguruza sat in awe in front of the TV as the Williams sisters accumulated Grand Slam titles. They were her role models.
Now Muguruza is all grown up, an emerging tennis star in her own right — and, as of Saturday, the only woman who can boast of beating each Williams in a major final.
LONDON (AP) — If past success were all that mattered when Venus Williams faces Johanna Konta in the Wimbledon semifinals, the matchup would be quite a mismatch...
LONDON (AP) — Venus Williams' mother could not stop smiling and laughing. She had just watched her 37-year-old daughter reach the Wimbledon semifinals for the 10th time and, well, the whole thing was just a bit hard to believe...
LONDON (AP) — Venus Williams beat one 19-year-old opponent at Wimbledon on Friday. She'll face another on Monday.
Both of those players were born months after Williams made her debut at the All England Club.