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12hCarl Bialik

The ageless dominance of Williams and Djokovic

Upsets in Rio aside, Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic are poised to dominate their younger competition at the US Open, which starts Aug. 29.

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17hMark Hodgkinson

Zverev leads pack of players ready to break out in New York

Yes, there's a good chance the familiar, proven faces will shine in New York, but that doesn't mean these five up-and-comers won't have some time in the spotlight.

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Life at the top: Serena, Djoker are Open No. 1s

Despite early exits at the Rio Olympics and injury concerns, Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic will be the No. 1 seeds for the US Open.

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Top seed Radwanska cruises at Connecticut Open

Top seed Agnieszka Radwanska faced a set point before taking control against Jelena Ostapenko en route to a 7-5, 6-1 second-round win at the Connecticut Open.

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Keys (neck) withdraws from Connecticut Open

Madison Keys withdrew from the Connecticut Open after injuring her neck Sunday during a practice session ahead of the tournament she planned to use as a tuneup for the U.S. Open.

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Ex-'Hamilton' star to sing anthem at US Open

Leslie Odom Jr., who won a Tony Award for his performance in "Hamilton," will sing the national anthem at the US Open on Aug. 29. Grammy-winner Phil Collins will also perform.

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Nadal, Lopez take gold for Spain in men's doubles

Rafael Nadal added a second Olympic tennis gold medal to all of those Grand Slam trophies, teaming with Marc Lopez to win the men's doubles championship for Spain at the Rio de Janeiro Games.

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Police look into claims of poisoned tennis player

Police are investigating allegations that a British player at Wimbledon was poisoned, after she fell ill with a bacterial infection that can be spread through rat urine.

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16dKurt Streeter

After Djokovic's demise, Olympics is Murray's to lose

Gone in the first round of the Rio Olympics is world No. 1 Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray's most potent nemesis. With Djokovic out of the way, a second gold medal is in Murray's grasp.

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15dGaurav Kalra

Sania Mirza, Martina Hingis part ways

Sania's father Imran Mirza confirmed the split and said the reason was the pair's poor performance in the last few months.

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Kyrgios outlasts Isner to win Atlanta Open

Nick Kyrgios withstood the intense heat and three-time defending champion John Isner's serve Sunday to win the BB&T Atlanta Open for his second ATP World Tour title.

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Murray breezes through Rio opener

London 2012 gold medalist Andy Murray made light work of Viktor Troicki in the first test of his Olympic title defence, while Heather Watson and Johanna Konta cruised in the doubles.


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Glimpses of Dmitrov in Cincy, seems to have more intention, looking to finish points instead of running around then going for hot shot.

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Warm up for the US Open with live coverage today from Winston Salem and New Haven on Watch ESPN.