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September 4, 2018 9:27 PM Milos Raonic, Denis Shapovalov give Canada strong 1-2 against Netherlands

The Netherlands’ top player is No. 49 Robin Haase. The visitors also are bringing Thiemo de Bakker, Scott Griekspoor, Jean-Julien Rojer and Matwe Middelkoop. Raonic, 16-6 in Davis Cup play, is scheduled to play his first tie since 2015. He lost in the fourth round of the U.S. Open on Sunday against American John Isner. Shapovalov, 19, is playing his fifth 20

August 23, 2018 8:53 PM Williams sisters on early collision course after U.S. Open draw

NEW YORK—Serena and Venus Williams could be headed toward their earliest Grand Slam meeting in 20 years, facing a potential third-round matchup at the U.S. Open. If the sisters do play each other, the winner might face No. 1-ranked Simona Halep in the fourth round. That section of the women’s bracket, and a possible Roger Federer-Novak Djokovic quarterfinal 12

August 16, 2018 3:53 PM A new era for international tennis as Davis Cup gets extreme makeover

Grand Slam federations were split on the vote: France and the United States voted for it, while Australia and Britain voted against it. Those countries held the most power, with 12 votes each in the ITF’s weighted system. Many countries did not make their final decisions until the days and even hours before Thursday’s vote. The Lawn Tennis Association 11

August 8, 2018 7:48 PM Unseeded Cornet upsets Wimbledon champion Kerber at women’s Rogers Cup

MONTREAL—Maria Sharapova continued her bid to climb back to the top of women’s tennis with a 6-0, 6-2 victory over 12th-seeded Daria Kasatkina in the second round of the women’s Rogers Cup on Wednesday. Sharapova, the former world No. 1 who was ranked 149th a year ago after serving a 15-month doping ban, posted a second one-sided win in a row after a 6-1, 6-2 defeat 15

August 1, 2018 3:14 PM Serena Williams loses to Johanna Konta in most lopsided defeat of career

She pumped her left arm and yelled “yes!” after winning the first point of the second game in the second. Williams then outlasted Konta for a long third point but was unable to hold serve. “It’s difficult, I guess. It’s not I guess, for sure,” she said of trying to find that consistency again. Williams, wearing a long-sleeved red dress and headband and cheered 18

July 13, 2018 10:36 PM Wimbledon’s record match prompts call for change

LONDON—John Isner already had won the longest match in Wimbledon — and tennis — history. And now he’s lost the second-longest one ever played at the All England Club. So there’s not much better an authority to weigh in on whether it’s time for fifth-set tiebreakers at Isner and Kevin Anderson, the man who won their Wimbledon semifinal 26-24 in the final 16

July 11, 2018 6:23 PM ‘A tough lesson to learn’: How a missed email put one tennis player in Illinois instead of Wimbledon

WINNETKA, ILL.—Centre court at the A.C. Nielsen Tennis Center in this leafy suburban enclave along Lake Michigan sits nearly 4,000 miles away from Wimbledon’s pristine grass-court setting. Tim Smyczek had planned on competing at the Grand Slam event, but instead he was here on Monday, locked in a three-set match in front of a couple hundred spectators 20

July 11, 2018 4:01 PM Djokovic powers past Nishikori into Wimbledon semifinals

LONDON—Novak Djokovic shrugged off a second-set slump to reach a Grand Slam semifinal for the first time since 2016 by beating Kei Nishikori 6-3, 3-6, 6-2, 6-2 at Wimbledon on Wednesday. Djokovic wrested back the momentum for good after coming from 0-40 down at 2-2 in the third set to hold serve, and then breaking his Japanese opponent in the next game. The three-time 17

July 10, 2018 2:34 PM Kerber, Ostapenko to meet in Wimbledon semifinal

LONDON—Angelique Kerber reached her third Wimbledon semifinal after converting her seventh match point to beat Daria Kasatkina 6-3, 7-5 on Tuesday, setting up a meeting with former French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko. Ostapenko became the first Latvian woman to make the last four at the All England Club with a 7-5, 6-4 victory over Dominika Cibulkova 14

July 9, 2018 3:32 PM Milos Raonic advances to Wimbledon quarter-finals

Raonic lost to Roger Federer in the quarter-finals last year. In 2016, he lost to Andy Murray in the final. Raonic will face the winner of a match between No. 9 seed John Isner of the U.S., and No. 31 seed Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece in the quarter-finals. It will be Raonic’s first match against a seeded player at the tournament. Meanwhile, Gabriela 14