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7hHoward Bryant

Oral history of Jimmy Connors' improbable US Open run

You had to see it to believe it. Jimmy Connors had no business playing the 1991 US Open -- never mind going on one of the most improbable runs this game has ever seen.

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Kvitova tops Bouchard to reach quarterfinals

Two-time defending champion Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic advanced to the Connecticut Open quarterfinals by beating Canada's Eugenie Bouchard 6-3, 6-2 on Wednesday.

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2dMark 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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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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17dKurt 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.


Alyssa Roenigk ESPN The Magazine senior writer 

At a press conference in NYC announcing the dates and location of the first Laver Cup, a Ryder Cup-style tennis tournament pitting Europe vs. the rest of the world Sept. 22-24, 2017, in Prague, Rafa Nadal and Roger Federer discussed what it will be like to be teammates instead of rivals. "To be on the same side of the net as Rafa and to play doubles with him will be unbelievable," Federer said. "For once, I will enjoy watching him hit shot after shot."

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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.