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FILE - In this Monday March 7, 2016 file photo, tennis star Maria Sharapova speaks about her failed drug test at the Australia Open during a news conference in Los Angeles. A ruling by the Court of Arbitration for Sport said on Monday July 11, 2016 that Maria Sharapova's appeal of her two-year doping ban has been postponed until September, ruling her definitively out of the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

Maria Sharapova to return in April after doping ban reduced

- Associated Press

Sharapova will be eligible to return to competitive tennis in April after her two-year doping ban was reduced to 15 months on Tuesday by a sports court that found the Russian star bore no “significant fault” for her positive drug test and did not intend to cheat.

Rafael Nadal, of Spain, reacts after defeating Denis Istomin, of Uzbekistan, during the first round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Monday, Aug. 29, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Rafael Nadal’s wrist needs ‘a little more time’ at U.S. Open

- Associated Press

Nothing, though, was as meaningful when it comes to what could go on over the next two weeks as how 14-time major champion Nadal’s wrist felt during and after a relatively straightforward 6-1, 6-4, 6-2 victory over Denis Istomin.

FILE - In this Aug. 2, 2016, file photo, the partially open new retractable roof allows a ribbon of light into Arthur Ashe Stadium at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, in the Queens borough of New York. The first round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament is scheduled for Monday, Aug. 29. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

For U.S. Open’s new roof, a question of changing conditions

- Associated Press

The U.S. Open’s Arthur Ashe Stadium is now covered by a retractable roof. And based on his experiences, Novak Djokovic expects more humid conditions once the panels slide shut — which make for a slower court.

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Basilashvili upsets 2nd-seeded Berdych in 3 sets in Vienna

Associated Press

Tomas Berdych's chances of qualifying for the ATP Finals were dealt a blow Monday as Nikoloz Basilashvili of Georgia defeated the 10th-ranked Czech 6-4, 6-7 (5), 7-5 in the first round of the Erste Bank Open.

Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia makes a forehand return to Angelique Kerber of Germany during their singles match at the WTA tennis tournament in Singapore, Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

Cut above: Kuznetsova resorts to scissors to beat Radwanska

- Associated Press

Svetlana Kuznetsova snipped off part of her braid with scissors during a changeover before going on to beat defending champion Agnieszka Radwanska 7-5, 1-6, 7-5 Monday at the season-ending WTA Finals. The sheared hair remained on her chair for the rest of the match.

Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina returns the ball to Spain's Nicolas Almagro during the ATP Stockholm Open tennis tournament in Stockholm, Thursday Oct. 20, 2016. (Fredrik Sandberg/TT via AP)

Del Potro to face Sock in Stockholm Open final

Associated Press

Olympic silver medalist Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina reached his second final of the year at the Stockholm Open after beating 2013 champion Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria 6-4, 7-5 on Saturday.

Goffin and Gasquet reach European Open semifinals

Associated Press

Top-seeded David Goffin of Belgium had more trouble than expected against Romanian qualifier Marius Copil, rallying to win 5-7, 6-1, 6-3 to reach the semifinals of the European Open on Friday.

Top-seeded Svetlana Kuznetsova makes Kremlin Cup final

Associated Press

Top-seeded Svetlana Kuznetsova beat fourth-seeded Elina Svitolina of Ukraine 6-1, 6-7 (2), 6-4 in the Kremlin Cup semifinals on Friday to remain on course to claim the eighth and last spot in the WTA Finals.

Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina returns the ball to Spain's Nicolas Almagro during the ATP Stockholm Open tennis tournament in Stockholm, Thursday Oct. 20, 2016. (Fredrik Sandberg/TT via AP)

Elias upsets Monfils at Stockholm Open

Associated Press

Gastao Elias of Portugal stunned top-seeded Gael Monfils 7-6(4), 6-1 in the second round of the Stockholm Open on Thursday.