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Rafael Nadal, of Spain, pumps his fist during his match with Andrey Rublev, of Russia, during the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

Rafael Nadal powers into U.S. Open semifinals

- Associated Press

Rafael Nadal powered into the U.S. Open semifinals and kept alive the possibility for a matchup with Roger Federer. Coco Vandeweghe became the third American woman to reach this year’s semifinals.

Maria Sharapova, of Russia, returns a shot from Anastasija Sevastova, of Latvia, during the fourth round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Maria Sharapova’s Slam return ends; Venus Williams to U.S. Open QFs

- Associated Press

Sharapova tried a bit of everything, even resorting to switching over her racket to hit a few lefty shots. Still, the five-time major champion could not quite keep her Grand Slam comeback from a doping suspension going, losing in the fourth round of the U.S. Open to 16th-seeded Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia 5-7, 6-4, 6-2 on Sunday.

Maria Sharapova, of Russia, waves to fans after beating Timea Babos, of Hungary, during the second round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

Maria Sharapova wins another 3-setter at U.S. Open

- Associated Press

Sharapova became the first woman into the third round at the U.S. Open by using 12 aces to help set aside a poor start and coming back to beat Timea Babos of Hungary 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-1 on Wednesday in Arthur Ashe Stadium.

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Damir Dzumhur of Bosnia and Herzegovina holds his trophy after winning the the St. Petersburg Open ATP tennis tournament final match against Fabio Fognini of Italy in St.Petersburg, Russia, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)

Bosnian Damir Dzumhur wins 1st title in St. Petersburg

Associated Press

Unseeded Damir Dzumhur became the first player from Bosnia-Herzegovina to win an ATP World Tour singles title, beating Fabio Fognini 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 Sunday in the final of the St. Petersburg Open.

FILE - In this Sept. 20, 1973, file photo, . Billie Jean King waves to crowds at the Astrodome in Houston, Texas, as she is borne onto the crowd on a multi-colored throne carried by four men for her match with Bobby Riggs.(AP Photo/File)

AP Was There: Battle of the Sexes

- Associated Press

"The Battle of the Sexes" was a 1973 exhibition tennis match pitting 55-year-old Bobby Riggs, self-proclaimed male chauvinist pig, against Billy Jean King, a 29-year-old feminist icon and a top female player. It was more public-relations spectacle than test of athletic skill.

FILE - In this Sept. 20, 1973, file photo, Billie Jean King reaches to hit a return during her match against Bobby Riggs in the Astrodome in Houston, Texas. King beat Riggs 6-4, 6-3, 6-3. (AP Photo/File)

Column: We've still got a long way to go, baby

- Associated Press

Bobby Riggs' next big spectacle may be a leap off Suicide Bridge in Pasadena, California, while Billie Jean King is just happy to have made a spectacle of the 55-year-old hustler and to have won $200,000 to boot.

Goffin rallies past Almagro at Moselle Open

Associated Press

Second-seeded David Goffin hit 13 aces to rally past Nicolas Almagro 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 and reach the quarterfinals at the Moselle Open on Thursday.

Judge briefly closes courtroom in ex-tennis star case

- Associated Press

The administrative judge hearing a misconduct case against a police officer who wrongly arrested tennis star James Blake briefly closed the courtroom to the public Wednesday to discuss the disciplinary record of a witness.