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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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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.

Monday's Sports In Brief

- Associated Press

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

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.

Roger Federer of Switzerland reacts after defeating Gilles Simon of France in the final match of the Shanghai Masters tennis tournament in Shanghai, China, Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014. Federer captured his fourth title of the year at the Shanghai Masters on Sunday. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

Federer wins 4th title of year at Shanghai Masters

- Associated Press

Shanghai Masters winner Roger Federer was so rusty in his first match back this week after a month-long break that he was close to packing his bags and heading home.

Stosur to play Diyas in Osaka final

Associated Press

Top-seeded Sam Stosur reached the final of the Japan Women's Open on Saturday with a 7-6 (6), 6-2 victory against Elina Svitolina of Ukraine.

7th-seeded Pliskova, Giorgi reach Linz final

Associated Press

Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic rallied to defeat Anna-Lena Friedsam of Germany 2-6, 6-3, 6-3 on Saturday and set up a final against Camila Giorgi of Italy at the Generali Ladies.

Novak Djokovic of Serbia returns a shot against David Ferrer of Spain during their men's singles quarterfinal match of Shanghai Masters Tennis Tournament in Shanghai, China, Friday, Oct. 10, 2014.  (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

Djokovic, Federer set up Shanghai semifinal

- Associated Press

Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer set up a rematch of their Wimbledon final with convincing straight-set wins to reach the semifinals of the Shanghai Masters on Friday.

Peng, Bencic advance to Tianjin semifinals

Associated Press

Hometown favorite Peng Shuai closed in on her first WTA Tour title with a 7-6 (5), 2-6, 7-5 win over Croatia's Ajla Tomljanovic in the Tianjin Open quarterfinals on Friday.

Pliskova reaches 6th semifinal of season in Linz

Associated Press

Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic reached her sixth semifinal of the season by defeating Madison Brengle of the United States 6-4, 6-4 at the Generali Ladies on Friday.

Rafael Nadal of Spain returns a shot to Feliciano Lopez of Spain during their men's singles second round match at the Shanghai Masters Tennis Tournament in Shanghai, China, Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014.  (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

Nadal to stay on antibiotics for 4-5 days

Associated Press

Rafael Nadal will stay on antibiotics for appendicitis for at least five more days after seeing a Spanish tennis federation doctor on Thursday in Barcelona on his way home to Mallorca.