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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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US Danielle Rose Collins, right, talks to her teammate Sofia Kenin, left, during a training session prior to the final match of the Fed Cup between Czech Republic and USA in Prague, Czech Republic, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

Kenin to open Fed Cup final for US against Strycova

- Associated Press

America's chances of retaining the Fed Cup this weekend improved on Friday when two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova was ruled out of the opening singles for the Czech Republic due to illness.

FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2018, file photo, Naomi Osaka, of Japan, returns a shot to Serena Williams fo the U.S. during the women's final of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, in New York. Osaka is headed for big money with both Japanese and global appeal. Among companies vying to cash in on her stardom is Tokyo-based Citizen Watch Co. Its 80,000 yen ($700) Naomi Osaka watch is selling out after it got a lot of exposure on her wrist at the U.S. Open, where she beat Williams. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki, File)

Naomi Osaka headed for big money with Japan, global appeal

- Associated Press

Naomi Osaka used a powerful forehand and a matching serve to win the U.S. Open against Serena Williams. Off the court - on the marketing front - experts say she could have the same potential as Williams, and maybe more.

US captain Kathy Rinaldi, left, talks to Danielle Rose Collins, right, during a training session prior to the final match of the Fed Cup between Czech Republic and USA in Prague, Czech Republic, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

Inexperienced US faces weakened Czechs in Fed Cup final

- Associated Press

United States captain Kathy Rinaldi has had a winning formula since taking over the Fed Cup team, and she's not expected to change anything in this year's final against the Czech Republic.

Novak Djokovic of Serbia stretches for the ball return it to Karen Khachanov of Russia during their final match of the Paris Masters tennis tournament at the Bercy Arena in Paris, France, Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

Djokovic back at No. 1; replaces Nadal, whose season is over

- Associated Press

Novak Djokovic returned to No. 1 on Monday after a two-year absence and is assured of becoming the first man in the history of the ATP rankings to finish a season at the top spot after being outside the top 20 during that season.

Karen Khachanov of Russia raises the trophy after defeating Novak Djokovic of Serbia in their final match of the Paris Masters tennis tournament at the Bercy Arena in Paris, France, Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

Khachanov stuns Djokovic to win his 1st Paris Masters title

- Associated Press

Karen Khachanov upset a tired-looking Novak Djokovic 7-5, 6-4 to win the Paris Masters title and deprive Djokovic of the chance on Sunday to match Rafael Nadal's record of 33 Masters titles.

Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic plays a return shot while competing against Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic during their women's singles match at the WTA tennis finals in Singapore, Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

Pliskova out of Fed Cup final, Krejcikova in for Czechs

Associated Press

World No. 8 Karolina Pliskova has been ruled out of the Czech Republic team in the Fed Cup final against the defending champion United States next weekend due to calf muscle and wrist injuries.

Karen Khachanov of Russia celebrates after defeating Dominic Thiem of Austria during their semifinal match of the Paris Masters tennis tournament at the Bercy Arena in Paris, France, Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

Djokovic's epic victory over Federer among the hardest wins

- Associated Press

Novak Djokovic's latest victory over Roger Federer was among the toughest and best in their epic rivalry, a 7-6 (6), 5-7, 7-6 (3) feast of attacking tennis which had the roaring crowd on their feet and remained in doubt until the very end.

FILE  - In this Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018 file photo, Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates after defeating Borna Coric of Croatia in their men's singles final match in the Shanghai Masters tennis tournament at Qizhong Forest Sports City Tennis Center in Shanghai, China. Djokovic is in electric form heading into the Paris Masters, where he is well poised to wrestle back the No. 1-ranking from longtime rival Rafael Nadal. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)

Djokovic beats Sousa in straight sets at Paris Masters

- Associated Press

Novak Djokovic began his bid for a record-extending fifth Paris Masters title with a 7-5, 6-1 win against Joao Sousa in the second round on Tuesday, and lent a helping hand to a spectator in the process.

Gasquet will face Sock after beating Shapovalov in Paris

Associated Press

In a battle of different generations, home favorite Richard Gasquet beat Canadian teenager Denis Shapovalov in straight sets to reach the second round of the Paris Masters, where he will face American defending champion Jack Sock.