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Vic Braden, legendary tennis coach, dies at 85

- Associated Press

“Rest in Peace, Vic Braden.,” Chris Evert wrote on her Twitter account. “Innovative, cutting edge kind of guy. Will miss his enthusiasm and knowledge of the game. He’ll be greatly missed.”

Serena Williams, reacts after a shot against Caroline Wozniacki, of Denmark, during the championship match of the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament, Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Serena Williams cruises to 3rd straight U.S. Open title

- Associated Press

Williams equaled Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova with 18 major singles titles, the fourth-most in history. Williams also matched Evert’s total of six championships at the U.S. Open.

Mike, left, and Bob Bryan watch a replay on the screen during a semifinal doubles match against Scott Lipsky and Rajeev Ram at the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament, Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Bryan brothers win U.S. Open doubles title for 5th time

- Associated Press

It’s the Bryan brothers’ 16th Grand Slam title, extending their record. But it’s their first since 2013 Wimbledon. They were in danger of finishing a year without a major championship for the first time since 2004.

Roger Federer, of Switzerland, wipes sweat from his face between points against Marin Cilic, of Croatia, during the semifinals of the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament, Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Who are these guys? Federer, Djokovic stunned in U.S. Open semis

- Associated Press

Instead of the No. 1-seeded Djokovic against the No. 2-seeded Federer — who have combined to win 24 major championships — in Monday’s final, it will be No. 10 Kei Nishikori against No. 14 Marin Cilic, neither of whom has ever appeared in a Grand Slam title match.

Serena Williams, returns a shot against Ekaterina Makarova, of Russia,  during the semifinals of the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament, Friday, Sept. 5, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Pals Williams, Wozniacki play for U.S. Open trophy

- Associated Press

Back in May, in the aftermath of early losses for both at the French Open, good friends Serena Williams and Caroline Wozniacki - who also was about a week removed from the end of her engagement to golf’s Rory McIlroy - flew from Paris to Miami and hung out.

Kei Nishikori, of Japan, reacts after defeating Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, during the semifinals of the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament, Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Nishikori stuns Djokovic in U.S. Open semifinals

- Associated Press

Japan’s Kei Nishikori became the first man from Asia to reach a Grand Slam final, stunning top-ranked Novak Djokovic 6-4, 1-6, 7-6 (4), 6-3 in stifling heat Saturday at the U.S. Open.

Roger Federer, of Switzerland, celebrates his win over Gael Monfils, of France, during the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, in New York. Federer defeated Monfils 4-6, 3-6, 6-4, 7-5, 6-2. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Federer saves 2 match points, reaches U.S. Open semifinals

- Associated Press

Roger Federer saved two match points while coming all the way back from a two-set deficit to beat Gael Monfils 4-6, 3-6, 6-4, 7-5, 6-2 Thursday night and reach the U.S. Open semifinals for the first time since 2011.

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Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic, returns the ball to Feliciano Lopez of Spain during their third round match at the ATP World Tour Masters tennis tournament at Bercy stadium in Paris, France, Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

Murray clinches ATP finals berth in Paris

- Associated Press

Andy Murray clinched a spot in the ATP Finals on Thursday after beating Grigor Dimitrov in straight sets at the Paris Masters and then sent a message to his critics by scribbling "bad year" on a courtside television camera.

Muguruza beats Pennetta at Tournament of Champions

Associated Press

Garbine Muguruza moved a step closer to the semifinals by beating favorite Flavia Pennetta of Italy 0-6, 6-1, 6-1 in the group stage at the season-ending WTA Tournament of Champions on Thursday.

Kvitova, Kerber to play in Fed Cup final

Associated Press

Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova will lead the Czech Republic and Angelique Kerber will play for Germany in next week's Fed Cup final.

Muguruza beats Makarova at Tournament of Champions

Associated Press

Garbine Muguruza's perfect serve helped her to a surprise 6-2, 6-1 victory over top-seeded Ekaterina Makarova of Russia in the group stage at the season-ending WTA Tournament of Champions on Wednesday.

Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland, returns the ball to Dominic Thiem of Austria, during their second round match at the ATP World Tour Masters tennis tournament at Bercy stadium in Paris, France, Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

Federer, Murray advance at Paris Masters

- Associated Press

Roger Federer was made to fight all the way by local favorite Jeremy Chardy before reaching the third round of the Paris Masters on Wednesday, while Andy Murray moved one match away from qualifying for the ATP Finals.

Serbia's Novak Djokovic returns the ball to German Philipp Kohlschreiber during their first round match at the ATP World Tour Masters tennis tournament at Bercy stadium in Paris, France, Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014. Djokovic won 6-3, 6-4. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

Djokovic wins 1st match since birth of his son

- Associated Press

In his first match since the birth of his child, defending champion Novak Djokovic stayed on course to finish the season as No. 1 by defeating Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-3, 6-4 in the second round of the Paris Masters on Tuesday.

Serena Williams of the U.S. embraces her trophy after defeating Romania's Simona Halep in the singles final at the WTA tennis finals in Singapore, Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)

IOC contacts Russian over Williams sisters remarks

Associated Press

The IOC ethics commission has contacted Russian tennis president Shamil Tarpischev to explain his comments about Venus and Serena Williams that led to him being fined and suspended by the women's tour.

Sam Querrey beats 2012 runner-up Jerzy Janowicz

- Associated Press

American qualifier Sam Querrey reached the second round of the Paris Masters by beating 2012 runner-up Jerzy Janowicz 6-7 (5), 6-2, 6-4 Monday.

Djokovic vies to hold off Federer for No. 1

- Associated Press

Amid the joy of becoming a father, Novak Djokovic has to turn his attention back to tennis rather quickly as he tries to fend off Roger Federer for the year-end No. 1 ranking.

Serena Williams of the U.S. reacts during her singles final against Romania's Simona Halep at the WTA tennis finals in Singapore, Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)

Williams beats Halep to win WTA Finals title

- Associated Press

The lead-up to Sunday's championship match at the WTA Finals suggested Serena Williams would face a major challenge to beat Simona Halep, but then, the No. 1-ranked player has made a career out of performing at her best when it matters most.