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Djokovic falls to Medvedev in Cincy semis stunner

9:22 PM ETESPN News Services MASON, Ohio -- Novak Djokovic overcame concerns about his right elbow but couldn't prevail over Daniil Medvedev's 14 aces, as the Russian pulled out a 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 stunning victory over the world No. 1 in the semifinals of the Western & Southern Op...

Murray to miss US Open to focus on singles

3:26 AM ETFormer world No. 1 Andy Murray will not feature in the doubles at the US Open this month in order to focus on his singles career.The Scot had planned to play in the men's doubles at Flushing Meadows, having been playing doubles with mixed success after undergoing hip surgery earlier ...

Federer stunned in Cincinnati; Djokovic advances

5:42 PM ETAssociated Press MASON, Ohio -- For Roger Federer, it was one big blur. The seven-time champion was ousted from one of his favorite tournaments in barely over an hour, falling in straight sets to a 21-year-old qualifier he'd never faced.Andrey Rublev -- with only one career win o...

Coco Vandeweghe grateful for return to tennis from rare pain condition

9:47 AM ETD'Arcy MaineESPN MASON, Ohio -- Coco Vandeweghe woke up in her hotel room in Hawaii and tried to get out of bed, but was unable to walk. The pain in her right foot was excruciating, and she was suddenly sensitive to even the touch of the bedsheet on it.It was just days before Chr...

Halep rallies past Alexandrova to avoid upset

5:19 PM ETAssociated Press MASON, Ohio -- Simona Halep wasn't sure how her left foot would feel. After dropping her first set but feeling no pain, she dug in and advanced at the Western & Southern Open.The fourth-seeded Halep had no problems with her left Achilles as she rallied to b...

Serena withdraws from Cincy, again due to back

8:03 PM ETD'Arcy MaineESPNW Writer MASON, Ohio -- Serena Williams has withdrawn from the Western & Southern Open, citing a lingering back injury.The 23-time Grand Slam champion retired because of the same injury during Sunday's Rogers Cup final in Toronto against Bianca Andreescu,...

Venus upsets defending champ Bertens in Cincy

5:52 PM ETESPN News Services MASON, Ohio -- Going small paid off big for Venus Williams.Tuesday didn't go as well for sister Serena.On a day when back problems forced the younger Williams to withdraw before her second-round match, Venus Williams reached the third round of the Western &...
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