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Vic Braden, longtime tennis instructor and former player (via Twitter)

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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Berdych into quarters of Stockholm Open

Associated Press

Top seed and former champion Tomas Berdych beat Dustin Brown of Germany 7-5, 6-3 to reach the quarterfinals of the Stockholm Open on Thursday.

Kohlschreiber, Karlovic reach quarters in Vienna

- Associated Press

Philipp Kohlschreiber made a winning return from a four-week injury layoff Wednesday, rallying to defeat Carlos Berlocq of Argentina 3-6, 6-1, 6-4 in the second round of the Erste Bank Open.

FILE - In this May 8, 2006 file photo, Italy's Daniele Bracciali prepares to serve the ball to Germany's Nikolas Kiefer during the first round of the Rome Masters tennis tournament, in Rome. Italian tennis players Daniele Bracciali and Potito Starace are facing corruption accusations after intercepted Internet conversations claiming they sold matches were printed in Italian media Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, file)

Italian tennis players face corruption accusations

- Associated Press

Italian tennis players Daniele Bracciali and Potito Starace are facing corruption accusations after intercepted Internet conversations claiming they sold matches were printed Wednesday in Italian media.

Cilic overcomes Donskoy in Moscow

Associated Press

U.S. Open champion Marin Cilic reached the quarterfinals of the Kremlin Cup after grinding out a 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 victory over Russian wild card entrant Evgeny Donskoy on Wednesday.

Dimitrov reaches Stockholm Open quarterfinals

Associated Press

Defending champion Grigor Dimitrov advanced to the quarterfinals of the Stockholm Open by defeating Russia's Teymuraz Gabashvili 7-5, 7-6 (4) on Wednesday.

No. 2 Cornet & No. 3 Lisicki lose at Luxembourg

Associated Press

Second-seeded Alize Cornet of France and third-seeded Sabine Lisicki of Germany bowed out of the second round of the Luxembourg Open on Wednesday, All the top three seeded players are now out of the tournament after Cornet lost 6-2, 6-3 to Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands and Lisicki was beaten 7-5, 6-2 by Czech qualifier Denisa Allertova. Top-seeded Andrea Petkovic of Germany lost on Tuesday.

Monday's Sports In Brief

- Associated Press

The Arizona Diamondbacks hired Oakland Athletics bench coach Chip Hale as their next manager on Monday.

Verdasco, Mayer advance at Stockholm Open

- Associated Press

Fernando Verdasco is through to the second round of the Stockholm Open after beating Marinko Matosevic of Australia 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 on Tuesday.

Haase defeats 8th-seeded Thiem in 3 sets in Vienna

- Associated Press

Last year's runner-up Robin Haase of the Netherlands defeated Dominic Thiem 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 in front of the Austrian's home crowd at the Erste Bank Open on Tuesday.

Carlos Berlocq defeats Gerald Melzer in Vienna

Associated Press

Carlos Berlocq of Argentina came back from a break down in the second set to defeat Gerald Melzer of Austria 6-3, 7-6 (2) on Monday at the Erste Bank Open.

Czech Republic's Karolina Pliskova reacts during her final match against Italy's Camila Giorgi at the Generali Ladies tennis tournament in Linz, Austria, on Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014. Pliskova won by 6-7, 6-3 and 7-6. (AP Photo/Kerstin Joensson)

Pliskova rallies to defeat Giorgi in Linz final

Associated Press

Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic saved a match point before defeating Camila Giorgi of Italy 6-7 (4), 6-3, 7-6 (4) in the final of the Generali Ladies on Sunday.

Sam Stosur wins Japan Women's Open again

Associated Press

Defending champion Sam Stosur recovered from a tough first set to win her third Japan Women's Open title Sunday, defeating Zarina Diyas of Kazakhstan 7-6 (9-7), 6-3.