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Texas men's tennis coach Michael Center walks with Defense lawyer Dan Cogdell away from the United States Federal Courthouse in Austin, Texas, Tuesday, March 12, 2019. Center is among a few people in the state charged in a scheme that involved wealthy parents bribing college coaches and others to gain admissions for their children at top schools, federal prosecutors said Tuesday. (Ricardo B. Brazziell **FILE**

Coaches accused in bribery scandal wielded outsize authority

- Associated Press

Whether it’s football, basketball or “non-revenue” sports like tennis or water polo, private and public colleges with even the most rigorous academic standards for admission lower the bar for student athletes. They do it because they want to win championships at all levels.

United States' Serena Williams prepares to hit a forehand return to Germany's Tatjana Maria during their first round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

Serena Williams looks like her dominating best in Australian Open return

- Associated Press

In her first match at the Australian Open since winning the 2017 title while pregnant — and her first official match anywhere since a loss in the chaotic U.S. Open final last September — Williams looked to be at her dominant best, overpowering Tatjana Maria 6-0, 6-2 in the first round Tuesday.

Roger Federer and Belinda Bencic of Switzerland, bottom, in action during their mixed doubles match against Frances Tiafoe and Serena Williams of the United States at the Hopman Cup in Perth, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Trevor Collens)

Federer on winning team after facing Serena for 1st time

- Associated Press

Roger Federer won the bragging rights over fellow tennis great Serena Williams as they faced each other on court for the first time on Tuesday, with Federer spearheading Switzerland’s 4-2, 4-3 (3) victory over the United States in a mixed doubles decider at the Hopman Cup.

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Spain's Rafael Nadal chases down the ball to return against Argentina's Leonardo Mayer during a men's singles match at the Barcelona Open Tennis Tournament in Barcelona, Spain, Wednesday, April 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

Nadal rallies to beat Mayer in 3 sets in Barcelona Open

Associated Press

Rafael Nadal recovered from a slow start to defeat Leonard Mayer 6-7 (7), 6-4, 6-2 and advance to the third round of the Barcelona Open on Wednesday, keeping alive his streak of never losing consecutive matches on clay.

Nishikori advances, Zverev eliminated early in Barcelona

Associated Press

Second-seeded Alexander Zverev lost to 81st-ranked Nicolas Jarry in the Barcelona Open on Tuesday after failing to convert a match point, while former champion Kei Nishikori and third-seeded Dominic Thiem easily advanced to the third round.

FILE - In this file photo dated Saturday, March 30, 2019, Ashleigh Barty of Australia, returns to Carolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic, during the singles final of the Miami Open tennis tournament, in Miami Gardens, Fla.   Barty beat doubles partner Victoria Azarenka of Belarus 7-6 (2), 6-3 to level their Fed Cup semifinal at 1-1, at Pat Rafter Arena, Australia, on Saturday April 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, FILE)

Australia beats Belarus 3-2 to face France in Fed Cup final

Associated Press

Australia advanced to the Fed Cup final for the first time in more than a quarter century after Ashleigh Barty and Samantha Stosur beat Aryna Sabalenka and Victoria Azarenka of Belarus 7-5, 3-6, 6-2 in a decisive doubles match Sunday.

Italy's Fabio Fognini grimaces during the men's singles final match of the Monte Carlo Tennis Masters tournament against Serbia's Dusan Lajovic in Monaco, Sunday, April, 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)

Fognini realizes boyhood dream to win Monte Carlo Masters

- Associated Press

On the clay courts where he once practiced as a youth with big dreams, Fabio Fognini won the biggest title of his erratic career by beating Dusan Lajovic 6-3, 6-4 Sunday in the Monte Carlo Masters final.

Serbia's Dusan Lajovic celebrates after defeating Russia's Daniil Medvedev during their semifinal match of the Monte Carlo Tennis Masters tournament in Monaco, Saturday, April, 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)

Fognini stuns Nadal 6-4, 6-2 to reach Monte Carlo final

- Associated Press

Fabio Fognini ended Rafael Nadal's winning streak at the Monte Carlo Masters, stunning the defending champion 6-4, 6-2 Saturday to reach the final for the first time and hand Nadal his first defeat here since a loss to Novak Djokovic in the 2015 semifinals.