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Mandatory Credit: Photo by ANDRE PICHETTE/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock (9788246av) Simona Halep of Romania in action against Sloane Stephens of the US during the final of the Rogers Cup Women's tennis tournament in Montreal, Canada, 12 August 2018. Rogers Cup Tennis - Women in Montreal, Canada - 12 Aug 2018

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Simona Halep wins Rogers Cup, beating Sloane Stephens

In a rematch of Halep’s French Open final victory, she overcame Stephens in the match that had 15 service breaks

Stefanos Tsitsipas, of Greece, celebrates on his way to defeating Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, at the Rogers Cup men's tennis tournament in Toronto, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

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Stefanos Tsitsipas upsets Novak Djokovic in Toronto

The Greek 19-year-old defeated the Wimbledon champion 6-3, 6-7 (5), 6-3 on Thursday in the Rogers Cup.

Serena Williams, of the United States, waits to walk onto the court before the match against Johanna Konta, from Britain, during the Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic tennis tournament in San Jose, Calif., Tuesday, July 31, 2018. Williams lost 6-1, 6-0. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

Serena Williams: ‘I felt like I was not a good mom’

The 36-year-old tennis star admits struggling with postpartum depression.

Serena Williams of the United States is dejected after losing a point to Germany's Angelique Kerber during their women's singles final match at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, in London, Saturday July 14, 2018.(AP Photo/Tim Ireland)

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Serena Williams complains about frequency of her anti-doping tests

The 23-time Grand Slam champion went on Twitter and vented about being “randomly” drug tested, claiming discrimination.

Serena Williams of the US waves to the crowd after being defeated by Angelique Kerber of Germany in the women's singles final match at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, in London, Saturday July 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)

SPORTS LOG

Serena Williams gets wild-card entry into Montreal’s Rogers Cup

Her ranking jumped from No. 181 to No. 28 after a runner-up finish at Wimbledon.

Steve Johnson captures Hall of Fame tennis title

Johnson won his fourth career ATP championship and second for this season on the grass in Newport, R.I.

International Tennis Hall of Fame inductees Helena Sukova (left) and Michael Stich.

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Michael Stich, Helena Sukova inducted into International Tennis Hall of Fame

They were enshrined Saturday during a ceremony on Newport’s grass center court outside the hall.

EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO COMMERCIAL SALES Mandatory Credit: Photo by NEIL HALL/POOL/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock (9762147gb) Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates after defeating Kevin Anderson of South Africa in the men's singles final of the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis Club, in London, Britain, 15 July 2018. Wimbledon Championships, United Kingdom - 15 Jul 2018

Novak Djokovic beats Kevin Anderson to win his fourth Wimbledon title

It is Djokovic’s 13th major trophy, the fourth-highest total in the history of men’s tennis.

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 13: Kevin Anderson of South Africa celebrates his victory over John Isner of The United States after their Men's Singles semi-final match on day eleven of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 13, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Wimbledon

Kevin Anderson outlasts John Isner in second-longest match in Wimbledon history

The second semifinal between Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal was postponed by curfew and resumed Saturday, before the women’s final.

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 14: Angelique Kerber of Germany (R) embraces Serena Williams of The United States after the Ladies' Singles final on day twelve of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 14, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Angelique Kerber outplays Serena Williams, wins her first Wimbledon title

Kerber defeated Williams in straight sets.

EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO COMMERCIAL SALES Mandatory Credit: Photo by NIC BOTHMA/POOL/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock (9761611cb) Novak Djokovic of Serbia returns to Rafael Nadal of Spain in their semi final match during the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis Club, in London, Britain, 14 July 2018. Wimbledon Championships, United Kingdom - 14 Jul 2018

Novak Djokovic outlasts Rafael Nadal in five sets to reach fifth Wimbledon final

Djokovic sent the strongest signal yet that he is back at full strength, beating Nadal, 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (9), 3-6, 10-8.

FILE - At left, in an Aug. 21, 2015, file photo, former NBA star and current owner of the Charlotte Hornets, Michael Jordan, smiles at reporters in Chicago. At right, in a March 5, 2018, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James smiles in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Detroit Pistons, in Cleveland. With 10 points on Friday night, March 30, 2018, James will pass Jordan’s NBA record by scoring in double digits in 867 consecutive games, a remarkable streak of consistency and durability that may stand as one of the Cleveland star’s greatest accomplishments. (AP Photo/File)

TARA SULLIVAN

Some head-to-head dream matchups we wish we could see

If we could cross generations and suspend time, what athletes would we bring together at their peak?

Serena Williams of the United States celebrates defeating Germany's Julia Gorges in their women's singles semifinals match at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, in London, Thursday July 12, 2018.(AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

WIMBLEDON

Serena Williams reaches Wimbledon final

The seven-time champion will face Angelique Kerber on Saturday for the title.

Switzerland's Roger Federer prepares to leave the court after losing his men's quarterfinals match against Kevin Anderson of South Africa, at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, in London, Wednesday July 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

WIMBLEDON

Roger Federer eliminated at Wimbledon

Kevin Anderson of South Africa won their quarterfinal match, which took 4 hours and 14 minutes.

US player Serena Williams celebrates after winning against Italy's Camila Giorgi during their women's singles quarter-final match on the eighth day of the 2018 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 10, 2018. Williams won the match 3-6, 6-3, 6-4. / AFP PHOTO / Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USEDANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images

WIMBLEDON

Serena Williams storms back to reach Wimbledon semifinals

Williams moved closer to her eighth title at the All England Club by beating 52nd-ranked Camila Giorgi, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4.

Switzerland's Roger Federer returns to France's Adrian Mannarino in their men's singles fourth round match on the seventh day of the 2018 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 9, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Oli SCARFF / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USEOLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images

WIMBLEDON

Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams sail into Wimbledon quarterfinals

Also, the last of the women’s top-10 seeds, No. 7 Karolina Pliskova, was eliminated.

Serena Williams of the United States fails to return the ball to France's Kristina Mladenovic during their women's singles match, on the fifth day of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Friday July 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

Wimbledon

Serena Williams vs. Evgeniya Rodina: Mom vs. Mom

Their fourth-round matchup Monday is a rarity, but mothers playing on the women’s tour is not unheard of anymore.

Romania's Simona Halep reacts as she plays Taiwan's Hsieh Su-Wei in their women's singles third round match on the sixth day of the 2018 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 7, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Oli SCARFF / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USEOLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images

WIMBLEDON

Top-seeded Simona Halep upset at Wimbledon

Hsieh Su-Wei of Taiwan prevailed, 3-6, 6-4, 7-5, in the third-round match.

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 05: Garbine Muguruza of Spain walks off court after being defeated by Alison Van Uytvanck of Belgium in their Ladies' Singles second round match on day four of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 5, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

WIMBLEDON

Defending women’s champ Garbine Muguruza upset at Wimbledon

The third seed was beaten by 47th-ranked Alison Van Uytvanck. Only two of the top eight seeds in the women’s draw are still in the tournament.

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 04: on day three of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 4, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

WIMBLEDON

Roger Federer and Serena Williams easily advance at Wimbledon

The pair have 15 singles titles between them at the All England Club.

Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic reacts after losing a point to Aliaksandra Sasnovich of Belarus during their women's singles match on the second day at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Tuesday July 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)

WIMBLEDON

Former champions Petra Kvitova, Maria Sharapova out at Wimbledon

Kvitova entered as one of the favorites despite having withdrawn at Eastbourne last week with a right hamstring complaint.

EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO COMMERCIAL SALES Mandatory Credit: Photo by NEIL HALL/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock (9732671le) Serena Williams of the US returns to Arantxa Rus of the Netherlands in their first round match during the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis Club, in London, Britain, 02 July 2018. Wimbledon Championships, United Kingdom - 02 Jul 2018

WIMBLEDON

Serena Williams meets her ‘high expectations’ in Wimbledon opener

She beat Arantxa Rus, 7-5, 6-3, in her first match at the All England Club in two years.

Andy Murray talks to the media during a press conference at The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon, London, England, in this photo dated Saturday June 30, 2018. It is announced Sunday July 1, 2018, that two-time champion Andy Murray has pulled out of the Wimbledon championships because of a bad hip. Wimbledon is scheduled to start Monday July 2. (AELTC Pool via AP)

Two-time champion Andy Murray pulls out of Wimbledon

Murray is still bothered by a hip that was surgically repaired less than six months ago.

PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 03: Venus Williams of The United States and partner Serena Williams in conversation during their ladies doubles fourth round match againstAndreja Klepac of Slovenia and Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez of Spain during day eight of the 2018 French Open at Roland Garros on June 3, 2018 in Paris, France. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

SHIRA SPRINGER I FAIR PLAY

Here are nine changes that would be good for women’s sports

Let’s start with a name change for the World Cup, and then also consider pregnancy rules, cheerleading teams, and more.

Former German tennis player Boris Becker (R) and Former Spanish tennis player Manolo Santana attend the ATP Madrid Open semi-final tennis match at the Caja Magica in Madrid on May 12, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / JAVIER SORIANOJAVIER SORIANO/AFP/Getty Images

Retired tennis star Boris Becker claiming diplomatic immunity in bankruptcy case

Becker says his role as a sports attache for the Central African Republic gives him diplomatic immunity.

Mandatory Credit: Photo by CHRISTOPHE PETIT TESSON/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock (9708970hs) Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates with the trophy after winning his 11th French Open title against Dominic Thiem of Austria during their men?s final match during the French Open tennis tournament at Roland Garros in Paris, France, 10 June 2018. French Open tennis tournament at Roland Garros, Paris, France - 10 Jun 2018

Rafael Nadal wins record-extending 11th French Open title

Nadal overcame a cramped finger late in the match to finish off Dominic Thiem in straight sets.

Romania's Simona Halep holds the trophy as she celebrates wining the final match of the French Open tennis tournament against Sloane Stephens of the U.S. in three sets 3-6, 6-4, 6-1, at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Saturday, June 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

FRENCH OPEN WOMEN’S FINAL

Simona Halep beats Sloane Stephens to win the French Open

For Halep, who earned a 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 victory, it is her first Grand Slam title.

Mandatory Credit: Photo by YOAN VALAT/CAROLINE BLUMBERG/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock (9707649la) Rafael Nadal and Dominic Thiem French Open tennis tournament at Roland Garros, Paris, France - 08 Jun 2018 A combo picture shows Rafael Nadal of Spain (L) and Dominic Thiem (R) of Austria during their semi final matches during the French Open tennis tournament at Roland Garros in Paris, France, 08 June 2018. Both will play the final match of the tournament on 10 June. Nadal has won the French Open already 10 times as for Thiem it will be the first appearance in a Grand Slam final.

FRENCH OPEN MEN’S FINAL

Thiem at least has hope against Nadal in Sunday’s French Open final

This will be the 10th tour-level encounter between Nadal and Thiem. All have been on clay, and Nadal leads 6-3.

Mandatory Credit: Photo by GUILLAUME HORCAJUELO/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock (9707649ji) Rafael Nadal of Spain reacts after winning against Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina during their men?s semi final match during the French Open tennis tournament at Roland Garros in Paris, France, 08 June 2018. French Open tennis tournament at Roland Garros, Paris, France - 08 Jun 2018

Rafael Nadal, Dominic Thiem reach French Open final

Nadal seems to be in fine form, but Thiem is the only one to beat him on clay the last two years.

Spain's Rafael Nadal plays a backhand return to Argentina's Diego Schwartzman during their men's singles quarter-final match on day twelve of The Roland Garros 2018 French Open tennis tournament in Paris on June 7, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Thomas SAMSONTHOMAS SAMSON/AFP/Getty Images

Rafael Nadal is back in French Open semifinals

He and Juan Martin del Potro advanced after winning their rain-delayed quarterfinals.

Sloane Stephens of the US celebrates after victory over Madison Keys of the US during their women's singles semi-final match on day twelve of The Roland Garros 2018 French Open tennis tournament in Paris on June 7, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Thomas SAMSONTHOMAS SAMSON/AFP/Getty Images

Sloane Stephens and Simona Halep will battle for French Open title

The American Stephens is going for her second Grand Slam championship, the top-ranked Halep her first.

Romania's Simona Halep waves after defeating Germany's Angelique Kerber after their quarterfinal match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, Wednesday, June 6, 2018 in Paris. Halep won 6-7 (2), 6-3, 6-2. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

FRENCH OPEN

Halep, Muguruza advance to French Open semifinals

Halep bounced Angelique Kerber, while Muguruza trounced Maria Sharapova.

PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 05: Novak Djokovic of Serbia reacts during the mens singles quarter finals match against Marco Cecchinato of Italy during day ten of the 2018 French Open at Roland Garros on June 5, 2018 in Paris, France. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

FRENCH OPEN

Novak Djokovic is ousted in French Open quarterfinals

Americans Madison Keys and Sloane Stephens made it through to the women’s semifinals.

In this photo provided by the French Tennis Federation (FFT) Serena Williams, of the U.S, answers journalists, at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Monday, June 4, 2018. Williams called off her Grand Slam comeback because of a chest muscle injury on Monday, pulling out of the French Open shortly before she was supposed to play Maria Sharapova in the fourth round. (Pauline Ballet /FFT via AP)

Serena Williams withdraws from French Open with a pectoral injury

Williams pulled out of the tournament just before facing Maria Sharapova in the fourth round.

Spain's Rafael Nadal returns the ball to Germany's Maximilian Marterer during their men's singles fourth round match on day nine of The Roland Garros 2018 French Open tennis tournament in Paris on June 4, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Eric FEFERBERGERIC FEFERBERG/AFP/Getty Images

FRENCH OPEN

Rafael Nadal cruises into French Open quarterfinals

Nadal’s 900th match win on tour also moved him past Jimmy Connors for match wins in majors.

PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 02: Serena Williams of The United States celebrates victory during the ladies singles third round match against Julia Georges of Germany during day seven of the 2018 French Open at Roland Garros on June 2, 2018 in Paris, France. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

TARA SULLIVAN

Serena Williams is a superhero

Williams has won the French Open just by being out on the court.

PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 03: Madison Keys of The United States celebrates victory during the ladies singles fourth round match against Mihaela Buzarnescu of Romania during day eight of the 2018 French Open at Roland Garros on June 3, 2018 in Paris, France. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

FRENCH OPEN

Madison Keys, Sloane Stephens cruise into quarterfinals at French Open

The longtime friends advanced to the quarterfinals for the first time, earning relatively easy straight-set victories in the fourth round.

Serena Williams of the U.S. celebrates as she defeats Germany's Julia Georges during their third round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, Saturday, June 2, 2018 in Paris. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

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Serena Williams overwhelms Julia Goerges at French Open; Maria Sharapova next

Serena Williams produced the best performance so far in her return to Grand Slam tennis and easily reached the fourth round.

Mandatory Credit: Photo by CAROLINE BLUMBERG/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock (9698335eo) Alexander Zverev of Germany plays Damir Dzumhur of Bosnia-Herzegovina during their men?s third round match during the French Open tennis tournament at Roland Garros in Paris, France, 01 June 2018. French Open tennis tournament at Roland Garros, Paris, France - 01 Jun 2018

FRENCH OPEN

Second seed Alexander Zverev dodges upset in third round of French Open

Zverev lost two of the first three sets and survived two match points to beat Damir Dzumhur.

Serena Williams of the U.S. celebrates winning her second round match of the French Open tennis tournament against Australia's Ashleigh Barty in three sets, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4, at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Thursday, May 31, 2018. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

FRENCH OPEN

Serena Williams needs three sets to advance to third round at French Open

Rafael Nadal cruised into third round with a 6-2, 6-1, 6-1 victory over Guido Pella of Argentina.

PARIS, FRANCE - MAY 30: Novak Djokovic of Serbia serves during the mens singles second round match against Jaume Munar of Spain during day four of the 2018 French Open at Roland Garros on May 30, 2018 in Paris, France. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

FRENCH OPEN

Novak Djokovic fights to regain his championship form

The 12-time major champion reached the third round as he continues his comeback from elbow surgery.

Serena Williams of the U.S. clenches her fist after scoring a point against Krystina Pliskova of the Czech Republic during their first round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Tuesday, May 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

FRENCH OPEN

Serena Williams wins her opener in return to French Open

In her first Grand Slam match since giving birth last September, Williams defeated Kristyna Pliskova in straight sets.

Switzerland's Stanislas Wawrinka reacts after losing the men's singles first round match against Spain's Guillermo Garcia-Lopez, on day two of The Roland Garros 2018 French Open tennis tournament in Paris on May 28, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULTCHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT/AFP/Getty Images

FRENCH OPEN

Stan Wawrinka is ousted in first round of French Open

The former champ fell in five sets, but Novak Djokovic fared much better, winning in three.

Mandatory Credit: Photo by CHRISTOPHE PETIT TESSON/EPA/REX/Shutterstock (9694570gk) Venus Williams of the USA in action against Qiang Wang of China during their women?s first round match during the French Open tennis tournament at Roland Garros in Paris, France, 27 May 2018. French Open tennis tournament at Roland Garros, Paris, France - 27 May 2018

FRENCH OPEN

Venus, defending champion Ostapenko ousted in opening round

Ostapenko joins rare company: a defending champion of a Grand Slam event eliminated in the first round.

Latvia's Jelena Ostapenko plays a return to Ukraine's Kateryna Kozlova during their women's singles first round match on day one of The Roland Garros 2018 French Open tennis tournament in Paris on May 27, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULTCHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT/AFP/Getty Images

FRENCH OPEN

Defending champ Jelena Ostapenko loses opener; Venus Williams ousted, too

Ostapenko is only the sixth reigning women’s champion to exit in the first round of a Grand Slam tournament in the professional era.

TENNIS

A cross-country road trip for the love of the game

At age 85, Dick Mount, the longtime tennis pro and former Brookline girls’ varsity coach, has just completed a 17,410-mile trip to raise money for youth tennis.

PARIS, FRANCE - MAY 24: Serena Williams of the United States plays a backhand during a practice session ahead of the French Open at Roland Garros on May 24, 2018 in Paris, France. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

SPORTS LOG

French Open draw is announced

Former champs Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova could meet in the fourth round.

In this photo taken on Wednesday, March 21, 2018, Serena Williams returns to Naomi Osaka of Japan, during the Miami Open tennis tournament, in Key Biscayne, Fla. Serena Williams' coach says she will play the French Open beginning in two weeks. The tournament will mark the 23-time Grand Slam champion's first major since returning to the tour from maternity leave. Coach Patrick Mouratoglou tells the WTA tour's website,

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Serena Williams expected to play first major at French Open

After a 14-month maternity leave, the 23-time Grand Slam champion poised to return to Roland Garros.

Mandatory Credit: Photo by KIKO HUESCA/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock (9669387bc) Petra Kvitova 2018 Madrid Open tennis tournament, Spain - 12 May 2018 Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic celebrates after defeating Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands in their final match of the 2018 Mutua Madrid Open tennis tournament at Caja Magica in Madrid, Spain, 12 May 2018.

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Petra Kvitova captures third Madrid Open title

The two-time Wimbledon winner became the first woman with a trio of Madrid titles.

Mandatory Credit: Photo by KIKO HUESCA/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock (9668844v) Rafael Nadal 2018 Madrid Open tennis tournament, Spain - 11 May 2018 Rafael Nadal of Spain reacts after losing his quarter final match against Austria's Dominic Thiem at the 2018 Mutua Madrid Open tennis tournament at Caja Magica in Madrid, Spain, 11 May 2018.

SPORTS LOG

Rafael Nadal’s clay streak ends with Madrid defeat

Nadal will lose world No. 1 ranking to Roger Federer with his loss to Dominic Thiem.