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Rafael Nadal, of Spain, pumps his fist during his match with Andrey Rublev, of Russia, during the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

Rafael Nadal powers into U.S. Open semifinals

- Associated Press

Rafael Nadal powered into the U.S. Open semifinals and kept alive the possibility for a matchup with Roger Federer. Coco Vandeweghe became the third American woman to reach this year’s semifinals.

Maria Sharapova, of Russia, returns a shot from Anastasija Sevastova, of Latvia, during the fourth round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Maria Sharapova’s Slam return ends; Venus Williams to U.S. Open QFs

- Associated Press

Sharapova tried a bit of everything, even resorting to switching over her racket to hit a few lefty shots. Still, the five-time major champion could not quite keep her Grand Slam comeback from a doping suspension going, losing in the fourth round of the U.S. Open to 16th-seeded Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia 5-7, 6-4, 6-2 on Sunday.

Maria Sharapova, of Russia, waves to fans after beating Timea Babos, of Hungary, during the second round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

Maria Sharapova wins another 3-setter at U.S. Open

- Associated Press

Sharapova became the first woman into the third round at the U.S. Open by using 12 aces to help set aside a poor start and coming back to beat Timea Babos of Hungary 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-1 on Wednesday in Arthur Ashe Stadium.

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Rafael Nadal of Spain shouts during his singles tennis match against David Goffin of Belgium at the ATP World Finals at the O2 Arena in London, Monday, Nov. 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

Ex-France minister has to pay damages to Nadal

Associated Press

Former French minister for health and sport Roselyne Bachelot was ordered to pay 10,000 euros ($11,800) in damages to Rafael Nadal on Thursday after accusing him of doping.

CoCo Vandeweghe of the United States celebrates her victory with teammates during the Fed Cup final match against Aliaksandra Sasnovich of Belarus in Minsk, Belarus, Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

US, Belarus level at 1-1 in Fed Cup final

- Associated Press

U.S. Open champion Sloane Stephens lost in three sets to Aryna Sabalenka as host Belarus and the United States ended the opening day of the Fed Cup final evenly poised at 1-1.