• Sloane Stephens upset in US Open 2nd round

    August 27, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) - Once a sure bet to stick around for a while at Grand Slam tournaments, Sloane Stephens suddenly can't even win there.The 21-year-old American stumbled to her earliest loss at the U.S. Open, upset in the second round Wednesday by 96th-ranked Johanna Larsson.

  • What to watch at Open: Will Sharapova foe take TO?

    August 27, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) - If Maria Sharapova's opponent Wednesday at the U.S. Open takes a medical timeout, the five-time major champion wouldn't mind seeing that come at a cost.Sharapova was asked after her first-round victory at Flushing Meadows what tennis rule she would like to change if she ran the sport, and - tongue-in-cheek - she mentioned charging for breaks players are allowed to take to get a visit from a doctor during a match.