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Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, puts an ice towel around his head during a changeover against Joao Sousa, of Portugal, during the fourth round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Monday, Sept. 3, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Novak Djokovic keeps cool, beats Joao Sousa at hot U.S. Open

- Associated Press

Djokovic left the court at Arthur Ashe Stadium for a medical timeout - the second time during the tournament he’s sought help from a doctor because of harsh weather - during what would become an otherwise straightforward 6-3, 6-4, 6-3 victory over 68th-ranked Joao Sousa of Portugal on Monday in the fourth round at Flushing Meadows.

Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, puts an ice towel to his face during a changeover in his match against Marton Fucsovics, of Hungary, during the first round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Novak Djokovic in ‘survival mode’ at steamy U.S. Open

- Associated Press

He was not even 11/2 hours into his first match at Flushing Meadows in two years, and while Djokovic eventually would get past Marton Fucsovics 6-3, 3-6, 6-4, 6-0 Tuesday, it was a bit of an ordeal. “Survival mode,” Djokovic called it.

Simona Halep, of Romania, returns a shot to Kaia Kanepi, of Estonia, during the first round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Monday, Aug. 27, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)

Simona Halep 1st No. 1 seed to lose 1st U.S. Open match

- Associated Press

Halep made a quick-as-can-be exit Monday, overwhelmed by the power-based game of Kanepi 6-2, 6-4 to become the first No. 1-seeded woman to lose her opening match at the U.S. Open in the half-century of the professional era.

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FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017 file photo, Ons Jabeur, of Tunisia, returns a shot to CoCo Vandeweghe, of the United States, during a match at the U.S. Open tennis tournament, in New York. Tunisian qualifier Ons Jabeur became the first player from her country to reach a WTA tennis final on Friday, Oct. 19, 2018 and she will next face Daria Kasatkina for the Kremlin Cup title. Jabeur, the 2011 junior champion at the French Open, beat Anastasija Sevastova 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 in the semifinals. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow, file)

Kasatkina beats Jabeur to win Kremlin Cup

- Associated Press

Daria Kasatkina won the Kremlin Cup as qualifier Ons Jabeur narrowly failed to become the first WTA winner from Tunisia on Saturday.

Japan's tennis player Naomi Osaka speaks during a press conference ahead of WTA Finals in Singapore, Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018.  U.S. Open champion Osaka was drawn in the same group as Angelique Kerber, Sloane Stephens and Kiki Bertens for her debut appearance at the WTA Finals. (Kyodo News via AP)

Osaka set for showdown against Stephens at WTA Finals

- Associated Press

Naomi Osaka and Sloane Stephens, the last two U.S. Open champions, will make their career debuts at the WTA Finals by playing each other in their first match in Singapore on Monday.

FILE - This June 24, 2010, file photo shows John Isner of the U.S. and France's Nicolas Mahut, right, posing for a photo next to the scoreboard following their record-breaking men's singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships at Wimbledon. The All England Club said Friday Oct. 19, 2018, it will introduce fifth-set tiebreakers at Wimbledon next year when a match reaches 12-12. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, Pool, File)

Isner needs final-set tiebreaker to reach Stockholm semis

Associated Press

On the day Wimbledon introduced final-set tiebreakers, the player behind the two longest ever matches at the All England Club needed yet another one to advance to the semifinals of the Stockholm Open.

FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017 file photo, Ons Jabeur, of Tunisia, returns a shot to CoCo Vandeweghe, of the United States, during a match at the U.S. Open tennis tournament, in New York. Tunisian qualifier Ons Jabeur became the first player from her country to reach a WTA tennis final on Friday, Oct. 19, 2018 and she will next face Daria Kasatkina for the Kremlin Cup title. Jabeur, the 2011 junior champion at the French Open, beat Anastasija Sevastova 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 in the semifinals. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow, file)

Ons Jabeur to play Kasatkina in Kremlin Cup final

- Associated Press

Tunisian qualifier Ons Jabeur became the first player from her country to reach a WTA tennis final on Friday, and she will next face Daria Kasatkina for the Kremlin Cup title.