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Alexander Zverev, of Germany, celebrates after he won over Alex de Minaur, of Australia, in the men's finals in the Citi Open tennis tournament, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

German Zverev dominates for second straight Citi Open victory

- The Washington Times

Sunday’s final showcased a next-generation talent on the verge of becoming elite in Germany’s Alexander Zverev, the D.C. tournament’s top seed who defeated Alex de Minaur in two sets (6-2, 6-4) to capture his second Citi Open title in as many years.

Alexander Zverev, of Germany, pumps his fist to the crowd as he celebrates his win over Kevin Anderson, of South Africa, in the finals of the Citi Open tennis tournament, Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017, in Washington. Zverev won 6-4, 6-4. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Citi Open begins Saturday in Washington for 50th time

- The Washington Times

The Citi Open, the area’s joint ATP and WTA Tour stop, kicks off Saturday at William H.G. FitzGerald Tennis Center in Rock Creek Park. The tournament serves as a hard court tune-up for many players preparing to play in the U.S. Open.

Novak Djokovic of Serbia kisses the trophy after defeating Kevin Anderson of South Africa in the men's singles final match at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Sunday July 15, 2018. (Neil Hall/Pool via AP)

Novak Djokovic wins 4th Wimbledon, 1st Grand Slam in 2 years

- Associated Press

Back at his best, Djokovic became Wimbledon’s champion for the fourth time, grabbing a lead right away against a weary Kevin Anderson in the final and holding off a late challenge to win 6-2, 6-2, 7-6 (3).

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Simona Halep, of Romania, prepares to serve to Ajla Tomljanovic, of Australia, during the Western & Southern Open tennis tournament Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, in Mason, Ohio. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Soaked! Djokovic's match suspended in rainy Cincinnati

- Associated Press

Novak Djokovic's quest for his first Western & Southern Open title ran into a different obstacle Thursday night, with batches of rain forcing his match against defending champion Grigor Dimitrov to be suspended overnight.

Sloane Stephens returns to Tatjana Maria, of Germany, in the second round at the Western & Southern Open tennis tournament, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, in Mason, Ohio. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Djokovic wins in Cincinnati, Halep's match suspended

- Associated Press

Novak Djokovic completed his comeback from elbow surgery by winning Wimbledon for the fourth time. He's inching closer to one of the few titles to elude him throughout his career.

Andy Murray, of Great Britain, chases down a return from Lucas Pouille, of France, in the first round at the Western & Southern Open, Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, in Mason, Ohio. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Murray loses in Cincinnati, clearing Federer's path

Associated Press

Andy Murray lost to Lucas Pouille 6-1, 1-6, 6-4 in the first round of the Western & Southern Open on Monday, clearing another obstacle for Roger Federer in this U.S. Open tuneup.

Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece serves to Kevin Anderson of South Africa during Rogers Cup semifinal tennis tournament action in Toronto on Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018 in Montreal. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

Greek teen Stefanos Tsitsipas reaches Toronto final

Associated Press

Greek teen Stefanos Tsitsipas became the youngest player to beat four straight top-10 players in an event since the ATP World Tour was established in 1990, outlasting Kevin Anderson 6-7 (4), 6-4, 7-6 (7) on Saturday to reach the Rogers Cup final.

Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai banned 6 months

Associated Press

Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai has been banned for six months for breaching the sport's anti-corruption program by attempting to change her Wimbledon doubles partner through coercion last year after the sign-in deadline.