Men's tennis

FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014 file photo, Hall of Fame tennis player Andre Agassi smiles during a visit to University Heights Charter School, in Newark, N.J. Novak Djokovic has announced that Andre Agassi will coach him at the French Open, which starts Sunday, May 28, 2017. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
May 21, 2017 - 1:05 pm
ROME (AP) — Novak Djokovic is joining forces with Andre Agassi in an effort to return to No. 1. Djokovic announced Sunday that Agassi will coach him at the French Open, which starts next Sunday. "I spoke to Andre the last couple weeks on the phone, and we decided to get together in Paris," Djokovic...
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Serbia's Novak Djokovic returns the ball during his semifinal match against Austria's Dominic Thiem at the Italian Open tennis tournament, in Rome, Saturday, May 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
May 21, 2017 - 12:25 pm
ROME (AP) — Novak Djokovic has announced that Andre Agassi will coach him at the French Open, which starts next Sunday. Speaking after his loss to Alexander Zverev in the Italian Open final on Sunday, Djokovic says, "Andre is someone who I have tremendous respect for. ... He's someone who can...
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Ukraine's Elina Svitolina returns the ball during her semi final match against Spain's Garbine Muguruza at the Italian Open tennis tournament, in Rome, Saturday, May 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
May 21, 2017 - 9:58 am
ROME (AP) — Elina Svitolina surged to No. 1 in the season-long rankings race by winning the Italian Open on Sunday with a 4-6, 7-5, 6-1 victory over Simona Halep. It was a tour-best fourth title this year for Svitolina and the most prestigious trophy of her career so far. The 22-year-old Ukrainian...
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Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates after winning a point during his semifinal match match against Austria's Dominic Thiem at the Italian Open tennis tournament, in Rome, Saturday, May 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
May 20, 2017 - 4:45 pm
ROME (AP) — Novak Djokovic won twice on Saturday to play for another Italian Open title, his first final since January. Djokovic, the four-time champion, will play Alexander "Sascha" Zverev, the youngest Masters Series finalist at 20 since Djokovic won Miami a decade ago at 19. The day could have...
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Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates after winning a point during his semifinal match match against Austria's Dominic Thiem at the Italian Open tennis tournament, in Rome, Saturday, May 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
May 20, 2017 - 3:43 pm
ROME (AP) — Novak Djokovic won twice on Saturday to play for another Italian Open title, his first final since January. Djokovic, the four-time champion, will play Alexander "Sascha" Zverev, the youngest Masters Series finalist at 20 since Djokovic won Miami a decade ago at 19. The day could have...
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Serbia's Novak Djokovic returns the ball to Argentina's Juan Martín del Potro during a quarter finals match at the Italian Open tennis tournament, in Rome, Friday, May 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
May 20, 2017 - 9:21 am
ROME (AP) — Four-time champion Novak Djokovic picked up right where he left off in a rain-delayed Italian Open quarterfinal against Juan Martin del Potro, closing out a 6-1, 6-4 win Saturday to set up a semifinal later against Dominic Thiem. Djokovic was leading 6-1, 1-2 before heavy rain Friday...
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Dominic Thiem of Austria celebrates after beating Rafael Nadal of Spain at the Italian Open tennis tournament, in Rome, Friday, May 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
May 19, 2017 - 3:52 pm
ROME (AP) — Rafael Nadal's winning streak ended at 17 matches as he lost in straight sets to Dominic Thiem in the quarterfinals of the Italian Open on Friday. Venus Williams is also out of the tournament after the American was defeated 6-2, 3-6, 6-2 by third seed Garbine Muguruza of Spain. The...
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Dominic Thiem of Austria celebrates after beating Rafael Nadal of Spain at the Italian Open tennis tournament, in Rome, Friday, May 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
May 19, 2017 - 2:53 pm
ROME (AP) — Rafael Nadal's winning streak ended at 17 matches as he lost in straight sets to Dominic Thiem in the quarterfinals of the Italian Open on Friday. The 6-4, 6-3 victory came after Thiem was beaten by the Spaniard in the Madrid Open final last week. "Of course I came in with a very...
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Maria Sharapova of Russia wipes sweat form her face during a tennis match against Christina Mchale of the United States, at the Italian Open tennis tournament, in Rome, Monday, May 15, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
May 16, 2017 - 8:12 pm
PARIS (AP) — Maria Sharapova's popularity and past success did not earn her the wild-card invitation she needed to get into the French Open after serving a 15-month doping ban. "I'm very sorry for Maria, very sorry for her fans. They might be disappointed; she might be very disappointed," French...
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Maria Sharapova, of Russia, returns the ball to Mirjana Lucic-Baroni, of Croatia, during the Italian Open tennis tournament, in Rome, Tuesday, May 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
May 16, 2017 - 8:03 pm
The folks who run the sport of tennis do not have a hard-and-fast rule that would apply to Maria Sharapova and others in her shoes, something along the lines of: When returning from a drug suspension with a ranking too low to earn access to tournaments, a player is (or is not) entitled to wild-card...
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