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NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):

11:50 p.m.

Rafael Nadal is the first match winner with the roof closed.

The fourth-seeded Spaniard defeated Andreas Seppi 6-0, 7-5, 6-1 to advance to the third round, where he will take on Andrey Kuznetsov of Russia.

Nadal’s victory came after the new, $150 million roof in Arthur Ashe Stadium was closed with the score 3-3 in the second set.

10:45 p.m.

The U.S. Open’s new $150 million retractable roof atop Arthur Ashe Stadium has been closed for the first time during a match.

The cover was shut because of rain that fell at 3-3 in the second set of Rafael Nadal’s second-round match against Andreas Seppi on Wednesday night.

It took about 5 minutes to close and play resumed.

After dealing with rain delays and postponed finals for years, the U.S. Tennis Association finally built a movable roof over its main stadium. It is available for this year’s tournament, which started Monday, but the first two days were dry.

The only use of the roof until Nadal’s match came when it was shut at the start of the tournament’s opening ceremony Monday night, then opened as Phil Collins sang “In the Air Tonight.”

9:20 p.m.

Madison Keys wrapped up her U.S. Open match much earlier this time.

After her first-round victory took nearly 2+ hours and ended close to 2 a.m., the eighth-seeded American routed 16-year-old Kayla Day 6-1, 6-1 in 48 minutes Wednesday.

Day, the youngest player in the draw, was playing in her first Grand Slam tournament. Ranked 374th, she got in as the winner of the USTA Girls’ 18s National Championships. In the first round, she was leading 6-2, 4-2 when her opponent, Madison Brengle, retired with an arm injury.

Keys had defeated another American, Alison Riske, 4-6, 7-6 (5), 6-2 in a match that started Monday night and ended Tuesday morning. She hasn’t lost before the third round at a major since the 2014 U.S. Open.

9:05 p.m.

Anastasija Sevastova says moments like her U.S. Open upset of Garbine Muguruza are why she came out of retirement.

Sevastova beat the French Open champ 7-5, 6-4 on Wednesday night at Arthur Ashe Stadium, the world’s largest tennis venue. In an on-court interview, the 26-year-old Latvian said she returned to tennis early last season for “Grand Slams, playing on the biggest stage.”

Sevastova stepped away for nearly two years because of a series of injuries, mostly to her back. She says: “It’s amazing – on Ashe, in night match. What’s going to be bigger?”

Up two breaks in the second set, Sevastova was serving for victory and had two match points. But Muguruza got both breaks back to put the pressure on. Sevastova then broke the third-seeded Spaniard’s serve to clinch the win. She acknowledged she was shaking at the end, adding: “I had to solve my head, my self, all the thoughts of what could be, what could not.”

9 p.m.

Garbine Muguruza has lost in the second round in back-to-back majors since winning the French Open title.

The third-seeded Spaniard was upset in straight sets Wednesday by Anastasija Sevastova, who returned to tennis last season after a nearly two-year retirement. The 48th-ranked Sevastova won 7-5, 6-4 to reach the third round at the U.S. Open for the first time.

Muguruza has never been past the second round at Flushing Meadows. The 22-year-old fell to 124th-ranked Jana Cepelova in the second round at Wimbledon after she beat Serena Williams in the French Open final for her first major title.

She needed three sets to win her first-round match Monday, when she struggled with her breathing. Down two breaks in the second set Wednesday, she saved two match points and rallied to get the set back on serve. Then she got broken to end the match.

The 26-year-old Sevastova, who reached the round of 16 at the 2011 Australian Open, retired in May 2013 because of a series of injuries, mostly to her back. She returned in January 2015.

She had been 0-2 against top-five opponents.

8:10 p.m.

American teen CiCi Bellis is sticking around a little longer at the U.S. Open this time.

The 17-year-old qualifier rallied to beat fellow American Shelby Rogers 2-6, 6-2, 6-2 in the second round Wednesday. Two years ago, Bellis became the darling of the tournament when she upset Australian Open runner-up Dominika Cibulkova in the first round, before losing in her next match.

The 23-year-old Rogers is ranked a career-best 49th. A surprise quarterfinalist at the French Open this year, she received treatment on her right arm during the second set Wednesday.

Rogers beat Bellis in three sets at a lower-level event in May.

7:50 p.m.

Marin Cilic, the 2014 U.S. Open champ, advanced to the third round.

The seventh-seeded Cilic needed just 1 hour, 40 minutes to beat Sergiy Stakhovsky 6-1, 6-2, 6-3 on Wednesday.

6:05 p.m.

Wimbledon runner-up Milos Raonic hit 15 double-faults and lost to 120th-ranked qualifier Ryan Harrison of the United States 6-7 (4), 7-5, 7-5, 6-1 in the U.S. Open’s second round.

The fifth-seeded Raonic was treated by a trainer for problems with his left wrist and left thigh during Wednesday’s match and generally looked weary as play went on.

For Harrison, a 24-year-old born in Louisiana and now based in Texas, this is his first trip to the third round at a Grand Slam tournament. He had been 0-6 in second-round matches.

Until Monday, he hadn’t won any main-draw match at any major since the 2013 French Open.

Harrison and his younger sibling Christian are the first pair of brothers to both qualify for the U.S. Open.

5:25 p.m.

Angelique Kerber had to work a bit harder in her second match, but she’s still through to the U.S. Open third round without dropping a set.

The Australian Open champ blew a 4-1 lead in the second set then had to save three set points before pulling out a 6-2, 7-6 (7) win in 92 minutes over Mirjana Lucic-Baroni on Wednesday.

In the first round, the second-seeded Kerber spent just 33 minutes on court, winning all seven games before her ill opponent retired.

Kerber, who lost to Serena Williams in the Wimbledon final, has a chance to overtake her for the No. 1 ranking depending on their results at Flushing Meadows.

The 57th-ranked Lucic-Baroni upset second-seeded Simona Halep in the third round in 2014.

4:30 p.m.

Johanna Konta has won a three-set match after collapsing to the court late in the second.

The 13th-seeded Konta advanced to the third round at the U.S. Open with a 6-2, 5-7, 6-2 victory in 2 hours, 33 minutes over Tsvetana Pironkova on Wednesday.

As medical staff attended to her, she told them her heart started racing and she felt as though she was in shock. Temperatures were in the mid-80s on Wednesday.

After several minutes, Konta was able to stand up and walk to her chair. She went back on court and double-faulted to give the second set to the 71st-ranked Pironkova, then was taken to the locker room before the start of the third.

4:15 p.m.

Two-time Wimbledon champ Petra Kvitova has always said she prefers the genteel calm of the All England Club to the bustle of New York City.

The U.S. Open remains the only major at which Kvitova has yet to reach at least the semifinals, but maybe she’s started to figure out her annual trip to the Big Apple: Just don’t practice.

See, the traffic and general frenzy of getting to Flushing Meadows on off days had proved to be more draining than useful to Kvitova. Last year, when she was recovering from mononucleosis, she started a new tradition of skipping practice.

It certainly seemed to work – she reached the quarterfinals here for the first time.

After a 7-6 (2), 6-2 second-round win over Cagla Buyukakcay on Wednesday, the 14th-seeded Kvitova explained: “For me, it’s really exhausting to still be in the car and it’s a lot of people here. You just practice, like, 45 minutes. I didn’t need any more anyway.”

So she stays in Manhattan, goes to get coffee, does a little shopping, puts in a bit of fitness work – and mostly rests up.

3:45 p.m.

Johanna Konta is back on court after collapsing during her U.S. Open second-round match.

The 13th-seeded Konta went down late in the second set Wednesday against Tsvetana Pironkova. As medical staff attended to her, she told them her heart started racing and she felt as though she was in shock. Temperatures were in the mid-80s on Wednesday.

After several minutes, Konta was able to stand up and walk to her chair. She went back on court and double-faulted to give the second set to Pironkova, then was taken to the locker room before the start of the third.

Konta won the first set 6-2 and was up a break in the second, which the 71st-ranked Pironkova went on to win 7-5.

3:30 p.m.

Playing an opponent also coming off a five-set match, American John Isner advanced in four sets in the second round of the U.S. Open.

The 20th-seeded Isner beat Steve Darcis 6-3, 6-4, 6-7 (10), 6-3 in 2 hours, 54 minutes Wednesday. Both rallied from two sets down in the first round: Isner spent 3 hours, 27 minutes on court Monday, while Darcis needed 4 hours, 11 minutes.

Isner had a chance to close out the victory in the third-set tiebreaker but wasted four match points.

The 106th-ranked Darcis also faced the extra fatigue of going through qualifying to make the main draw.

Isner improved to 9-0 in U.S. Open second-round matches. He had 38 aces Wednesday, when he received treatment on his right knee and for blisters on his foot.

3:05 p.m.

Two-time U.S. Open runner-up Caroline Wozniacki has defeated a top-10 opponent for the first time in nearly a year, bouncing back from a horrid start to beat 2004 champ Svetlana Kuznetsova.

The ninth-seeded Kuznetsova won the first four games of the match and was one point from going up 5-0. Then Wozniacki ran off seven straight games en route to a 6-4, 6-4 victory in the second round Wednesday.

Her ranking down to 74th after an ankle injury and on-court struggles, Wozniacki is unseeded at the U.S. Open for the first time since her debut in 2007. She had won two matches at the same tournament just once since early March.

It’s Wozniacki’s first trip to the third round at a major since Wimbledon last year.

1:30 p.m.

Novak Djokovic will move on to the third round of the U.S. Open after his opponent withdrew before their match because of injury.

The top-ranked Djokovic faced a potentially tricky second-round matchup Wednesday against Jiri Vesely, who defeated him in their only meeting last spring. But Vesely pulled out of the tournament with left forearm inflammation a couple of hours before their match would have started.

12:20 p.m.

The 2015 U.S. Open runner-up, Roberta Vinci, cruised into the third round for the sixth straight year.

The seventh-seeded Italian beat American Christina McHale 6-1, 6-3 on Wednesday. Vinci needed just 22 minutes to win the first set.

The 55th-ranked McHale was trying to reach the third round at the U.S. Open for the third time.

Vinci stunned Serena Williams in last year’s semifinals to thwart her bid for the first Grand Slam since 1988, then lost to countrywoman Flavia Pennetta in the final.

Nick Bollettieri, coach to many tennis stars, dies at 91

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Nick Bollettieri, the Hall of Fame tennis coach who worked with some of the sport’s biggest stars, including Andre Agassi and Monica Seles, and founded an academy that revolutionized the development of young athletes, died at 91.

Bollettieri died at home in Florida after a series of health issues, his manager, Steve Shulla, said in a telephone interview with The Associated Press.

“When he became sick, he got so many wonderful messages from former students and players and coaches. Many came to visit him. He got videos from others,” Shulla said. “It was wonderful. He touched so many lives and he had a great send-off.”

Known for his gravelly voice, leathery skin and wraparound sunglasses – and a man who called himself the “Michelangelo of Tennis” despite never playing professionally – Bollettieri helped no fewer than 10 players who went on to be No. 1 in the world rankings. That group includes sisters Serena and Venus Williams, Jim Courier, Maria Sharapova, Agassi and Seles.

“Our dear friend, Nick Bollettieri, graduated from us last night. He gave so many a chance to live their dream,” Agassi wrote on Twitter. “He showed us all how life can be lived to the fullest. Thank you, Nick.”

Bollettieri remained active into his 80s, touring the world to drop in on the top tournaments and, in 2014, became only the fourth coach to be inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame. That was the same year another one of his proteges, Kei Nishikori, reached the final of the U.S. Open.

Six of his pupils already are in the Hall of Fame, a number sure to grow once others are eligible.

“I forged my own path, which others found to be unorthodox and downright crazy,” Bollettieri said in his induction speech at the hall in Newport, Rhode Island. “Yes, I am crazy. But it takes crazy people to do things that other people say cannot be done.”

The Bollettieri Tennis Academy opened in 1978 in Bradenton, Florida, and was purchased by IMG in 1987.

The IMG Academy now spans more than 600 acres and offers programs in more than a half-dozen sports in addition to tennis.

Bollettieri was an educator who would brag he never read a book, never mind that he majored in philosophy in college and even gave law school a try, albeit for less than a year.

He also was an adept self-promoter – one who would publish a pair of autobiographies – no matter that detractors dismissed him as a hustler and huckster. The truth is, any criticism was no match for the astounding success of his pupils.

His teaching methods were widely copied and tennis academies dot the globe today.

“Our sport lost one of its most passionate coaches & advocates,” Hall of Fame member Billie Jean King wrote on Twitter. “Nick was always positive & was able to get the best out of everyone fortunate enough to work w/him.”

Bollettieri’s first student to reach No. 1 was Boris Becker in 1991. Then came others, such as Martina Hingis, Marcelo Rios and Jelena Jankovic.

Just as rewarding, Bollettieri said, were the successes of less accomplished players.

“The fuel that has sustained me to the summit is, without a doubt, my passion to help others become champions of life, not champions just on the tennis court,” he said. “Nothing makes me more happy than when I run into a past student or receive a kind note telling me how I changed their lives, that they are better parents, lawyers, doctors, CEOs and people because of the impact I made on their lives.”

Bollettieri’s devotion to his players came at a cost. For much of his career, he was on the road nine months out of every year, and he cited his travel schedule as one reason he was married eight times.

Survivors include his wife, Cindi, seven children and four grandchildren, according to Shulla, who said a celebration of Bollettieri’s life is planned for March.

Nicholas James Bollettieri was born July 31, 1931, in Pelham, New York. He earned a philosophy degree and played tennis at Spring Hill College in Mobile, Alabama, and was a paratrooper in the Army before enrolling in law school at the University of Miami.

For spending money, Bollettieri began teaching tennis for $1.50 an hour, according to the Hall of Fame. More than 60 years later, his fee was $900.

After a few months, he dropped out of law school to concentrate on coaching. At first, he conceded, knowledge of tennis technique wasn’t his forte.

“I didn’t know much about teaching the game,” he said. “The gift God gave me was the ability to read people.”

Bollettieri won praise for his motivational skills, yelling when he deemed it necessary. He had an eye for talent and was a visionary regarding boot-camp training for young athletes who lived together.

He bought a club in 1978, and students lived in his house. Two years later, he borrowed $1 million from a friend to build a first-of-its-kind complex in what had been a tomato field.

The site now has a boarding school, 55 tennis courts and facilities for seven other sports, including football, basketball and baseball.

Running a business wasn’t Bollettieri’s strong suit, and he sold the academy to IMG but continued to work there, stressing a tactical approach that transformed tennis. He urged players to take advantage of modern racket technology, emphasizing power over finesse.

The academy churned out big hitters who relied on their serve and forehand to overpower opponents. That approach worked for Agassi, Seles, Courier and many others.

“In my dreams,” Bollettieri confessed with a grin, “I say, `Nick, you’re darn good.”‘

Fernando Verdasco accepts 2-month doping ban

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LONDON – Former top-10 player Fernando Verdasco accepted a voluntary provisional doping suspension of two months after testing positive for a medication for ADHD, the International Tennis Integrity Agency announced.

Verdasco, who turned 39 this month, said he was taking methylphenidate as medication prescribed by his doctor to treat ADHD but forgot to renew his therapeutic use exemption for the drug. The integrity agency said Verdasco has now been granted an exemption by the World Anti-Doping Agency moving forward.

He tested positive at an ATP Challenger tournament in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in February.

The integrity agency said in a news release that it “accepts that the player did not intend to cheat, that his violation was inadvertent and unintentional, and that he bears no significant fault or negligence for it,” and so what could have been a two-year suspension was reduced to two months.

Verdasco will be eligible to compete on Jan. 8.

The Spaniard is a four-time Grand Slam quarterfinalist, reaching that stage most recently in 2013 at Wimbledon, where he blew a two-set lead in a five-set loss to eventual champion Andy Murray.

Verdasco reached a career-best ranking of No. 7 in April 2009 and currently is No. 125.