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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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Top seed Radwanska wins Korea Open opener

Associated Press

Top-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland began her title defense in comfortable fashion by beating Polona Hercog of Slovenia 6-3, 6-3 in the Korea Open on Tuesday.

Seppi retires at Moselle Open

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Igor Sijsling advanced to the second round of the Open de Moselle on Tuesday after Andreas Seppi retired with a lower back pain.

Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia returns a shot against Kristen Flipkens of Belgium during their first round match of the Pan Pacific Open tennis tournament in Tokyo Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

Dominika Cibulkova advances at Pan Pacific Open

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Playing through an earthquake, sixth-seeded Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia beat Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium 6-1, 6-3 Tuesday and advanced to the second round of the Pan Pacific Open.

Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic returns a shot against Madison Keys of the United States during their first round match of the Pan Pacific Open Tennis tournament in Tokyo Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

Safarova beats Keys to advance at Pan Pacific Open

Associated Press

Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic rallied from a set down to beat American teenager Madison Keys 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-2 in the first round of the Pan Pacific Open on Monday.

Lisicki wins Hong Kong Open

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Sabine Lisicki won her first WTA title in three years by defeating Karolina Pliskova 7-5, 6-3 in the final of the Hong Kong Open on Sunday.

Thomaz Bellucci, of Brazil, returns the ball to Roberto Bautista Agut, of Spain, during the Davis Cup World Group play-off of their singles tennis match in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

Brazil beats Spain in Davis Cup playoff

- Associated Press

Thomaz Bellucci defeated Roberto Bautista Agut 6-4, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 to give Brazil an unassailable 3-1 lead over Spain in a Davis Cup World Group playoff on Sunday, dropping the five-time champions to the zone groups for the first time since 1996.

India's Somdev Devvarman returns a shot to Serbia's Dusan Lajovic during their Davis Cup tennis World Group play-off tie between India and Serbia, in Bangalore, India, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)

India-Serbia Davis Cup playoff level at 2-2

Associated Press

The Davis Cup World Group playoff between Serbia and India will be decided on Monday after the fifth and decisive singles match was suspended because of rain.

Roger Federer, of Switzerland, returns a ball to Fabio Fognini, of Italy, during the third single match of the tennis Davis Cup World Group semifinal  between Switzerland and Italy,  in Geneva, Switzerland, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014.  (AP Photo/Keystone,Salvatore Di Nolfi)

Switzerland beats Italy 3-1 in Davis Cup semifinal

- Associated Press

Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka each have Grand Slam singles titles, and Olympic gold together in doubles. Now they can win Switzerland's first Davis Cup trophy in the competition's 114-year history.

Roger Federer, right, of Switzerland, celebrates next to his teammate Marco Chiudinelli, left, with a Swiss flag after winning against  Italy,  during  the tennis Davis Cup World Group Semifinal between Switzerland and Italy,   in Geneva, Switzerland, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014.  Roger Federer has taken Switzerland to its first Davis Cup final in 22 years, beating Fabio Fognini of Italy in the opening reverse singles Sunday for a winning 3-1 lead in their semifinal.  Switzerland will play at France in the final on Nov. 21-23. The French beat two-time defending champion Czech Republic this weekend. (AP Photo/Keystone,Salvatore Di Nolfi)

Federer, Swiss into Davis Cup final vs France

- Associated Press

Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka each have Grand Slam singles titles, and Olympic gold together in doubles. Now they've got the chance to win Switzerland's first Davis Cup.

Jonathan Erlich watches as his team mate Andy Ram, of Israel, returns the ball to the team from Argentina during Davis Cup doubles tennis play in Sunrise, Fla., Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014.(AP Photo/J Pat Carter)

Israel takes 2-1 lead vs Argentina in Davis Cup

Associated Press

Led by the doubles team of Jonathan Erlich and Andy Ram, Israel took a 2-1 lead over Argentina on Saturday afternoon in a best-of-five Davis Cup World Group playoff.

Lisicki to play Pliskova in Hong Kong Open final

Associated Press

Top-seeded Sabine Lisicki hit 12 aces and broke her opponent five times to beat Francesca Schiavone of Italy 6-3, 3-6, 6-2 Saturday to reach the final of the Hong Kong Open.

Bopanna and Paes keep India alive in Davis Cup

Associated Press

India's Rohan Bopanna and Leander Paes came back from two sets down to beat Ilija Bozoljac and Nenand Zimonjic in the doubles match and narrowed Serbia's lead to 2-1 in the Davis Cup playoff on Saturday.