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Thiem, Monfils, Carreno Busta advance in Rio

Second-seeded Dominic Thiem advances at the Rio Open after a straight sets victory in the clay-court tournament.
Via ESPN
11 hours ago

Serena Williams: I almost died after giving birth

It was supposed to be a cherished and enjoyable moment but it was one of fear for Serena Williams after giving birth last September.
Via Sporting News
15 hours ago

Isner wins rematch with Albot at Delray Beach

Having lost in the first round of his three previous tournaments this year, John Isner bounced back from a slow start to beat Radu Albot on Tuesday to advance to the second round of the Delray Beach Open.
Via ESPN
15 hours ago

Serena Williams: Former world number one says she almost died giving birth

Former world number one Serena Williams says she almost died giving birth to her daughter in September last year.
Via BBC Sport
17 hours ago

Kerber easily advances to 2nd round in Dubai

Sixth-seeded Angelique Kerber needed less than an hour to beat Barbora Strycova of the Czech Republic 6-2, 6-1 Tuesday in the first round of the Dubai Championships.
Via ESPN
20 hours ago

Thiem, Monfils, Carreno Busta advance at Rio Open

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — No. 6-ranked and second-seeded Dominic Thiem of Austria has advanced in the Rio Open with a straight-sets victory over Serbian Dusan Lajovic. The defending champion won 6-2, 7-5 on Tuesday and will next play Spain’s Pablo Andujar in the clay-court tournament. Frenchman Gael Monfils earned a dramatic 7-5, 3-6, 7-5 victory over Argentina’s Horacio Zeballos. Monfils...
Via MyNorthwest.com
1 day ago

Isner wins rematch against Albot at Delray Beach Open

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Sixth-seeded John Isner overcame a slow start Tuesday to win his rematch against Radu Albot in the first round of the Delray Beach Open, 5-7, 6-3, 6-4. Isner lost to Albot last week in the first round of the New York Open, and had been beaten in the opening match of his three previous tournaments this year. No. 9 Milos Raonic, last year’s runner-up to champion...
Via MyNorthwest.com
1 day ago

Kerber easily advances to 2nd round in Dubai; Bellis wins

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Sixth-seeded Angelique Kerber needed less than an hour to beat Barbora Strycova of the Czech Republic 6-2, 6-1 Tuesday in the first round of the Dubai Championships. Fifth-seeded Caroline Garcia of France also advanced, beating Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic 6-3, 7-5. Kerber was broken in the opening game but had no trouble the rest of the...
Via MyNorthwest.com
1 day ago

It's officially historic: Federer is oldest No. 1

Defying the odds with his resurgence, 36-year-old Roger Federer leaped over Rafael Nadal to reclaim the world No. 1 ranking, the oldest man or woman to top computerized rankings.
Via ESPN
1 day ago

Cilic defeats Berlocq to win debut at Rio Open

World number three Marin Cilic of Croatia won his debut at the Rio Open by beating Argentinian Carlos Berlocq 6-3, 6-2 on Monday.
Via ESPN
1 day ago

Johanna Konta beats Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova at Dubai Duty Free Championships

Britain's Johanna Konta reaches the last 16 of the Dubai Duty Free Championships by beating Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.
Via BBC Sport
1 day ago

Uber driver hit Genie Bouchard with cheesiest pickup line ever

Genie Bouchard has already proven that shooting your shot against her can get her attention, but you’ll have to come up with a better pickup line than the one her Uber driver dropped over the weekend.On Sunday, Bouchard shared a recap on Twitter of an interaction she had with an Uber driver, and let’s just say it was cringeworthy. Again, Bouchard is not just some snob who doesn’t...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cilic, Ramos Vinolas and Verdasco win at Rio Open debut

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — World number three Marin Cilic of Croatia won his debut at the Rio Open. The tournament’s top seed beat Argentinian Carlos Berlocq 6-3, 6-2 on Monday. Fourth seed Albert Ramos Vinolas of Spain overcame Brazilian Rogerio Dutra Silva in three sets: 6-3, 3-6 and 6-4. Spaniard Fernando Verdasco also needed three sets to win. He qualified to the ATP 500 round of...
Via MyNorthwest.com
2 days ago

Dzumhur, Fabbiano, Benneteau through to 2nd round at Open 13

MARSEILLE, France (AP) — Seventh-seeded Damir Dzumhur staved off four match points to beat Mikhail Kukushkin of Kazakhstan in the first round of the Open 13 on Monday. The Bosnian won 6-7 (6), 7-6 (3), 6-1 and will face Thomas Fabbiano of Italy in the second round. Fabbiano beat Canadian teenager Felix Auger-Aliassime 6-3, 6-4 despite the 17-year-old wild card serving up seven aces...
Via MyNorthwest.com
2 days ago

Kasatkina slows Radwanska comeback in Dubai first round

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Former champion Agnieszka Radwanska lost in the first round of the Dubai Championships for the first time in nine years on Monday. Daria Kasatkina of Russia beat Radwanska 7-5, 6-4 in two hours. Radwanska, who reached No. 2 in the rankings in 2012 after winning in Dubai and finishing runner-up at the Wimbledon, endured a frustrating 2017 after a...
Via MyNorthwest.com
2 days ago

Kyrgios (elbow) withdraws from Delray Beach

Nick Kyrgios, who injured his elbow in his Davis Cup loss two weeks ago, has withdrawn from the Delray Beach Open. He withdrew from another ATP event last week.
Via ESPN
2 days ago

Anderson beats Querrey to win New York Open

Top-seeded Kevin Anderson dominated the tiebreaker after a tight third set to put away No. 2 seed Sam Querrey 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (1) and win the inaugural New York Open on Sunday.
Via ESPN
2 days ago

Thiem wins Argentina Open without losing set

Top-seeded Dominic Thiem beat Aljaz Bedene 6-2, 6-4 on Sunday to win the Argentina Open for the second time in three seasons -- and without dropping a set.
Via ESPN
2 days ago

Kvitova wins Qatar Open for 2nd straight title

Petra Kvitova continued her remarkable comeback by beating Garbine Muguruza in the Qatar Open final on Sunday for her 13th straight win and second consecutive title.
Via ESPN
2 days ago

Kvitova returns to top 10 by winning Qatar Open

Petra Kvitova records her 13th consecutive victory by beating Garbine Muguruza to win the Qatar Open title in Doha.
Via BBC Sport
2 days ago

World number one Federer beats Dimitrov to win Rotterdam title

Roger Federer marks his impending return to the top of the world rankings by sweeping aside Grigor Dimitrov in the Rotterdam Open final.
Via BBC Sport
2 days ago

Federer routs Dimitrov for 97th career title

Roger Federer overpowered Grigor Dimitrov 6-2, 6-2 in less than an hour Sunday to win the ABN AMRO World Tournament, his 97th career title.
Via ESPN
2 days ago

Anderson beats Querrey to win New York Open title

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Top-seeded Kevin Anderson won the first New York Open on Sunday, beating No. 2 seed Sam Querrey 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (1) for his fourth career ATP Tour title. The U.S. Open runner-up from South Africa dominated the tiebreaker after a tight third set, winning the first six points and leading Querrey to slam his racket to the court in frustration. Anderson will move...
Via MyNorthwest.com
3 days ago

Kvitova beats Muguruza in Qatar for 2nd straight title

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Petra Kvitova continued her remarkable comeback by beating Garbine Muguruza in the Qatar Open final on Sunday for her 13th straight win and second consecutive title. The 27-year-old Czech, a two-time Wimbledon champion, needed another three-setter to beat the fourth-seeded Spaniard 3-6, 6-3, 6-4. It was Kvitova’s sixth win over a top-10 player in 2018. Kvitova...
Via MyNorthwest.com
3 days ago

Federer overpowers Dimitrov to win 97th career title

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) — Roger Federer came to the ABN AMRO World Tournament aiming to secure a return to the top of the world rankings. He achieved that goal Friday. On Sunday, he put an exclamation point on a remarkable week by winning the tournament for good measure. Federer overpowered an ailing Grigor Dimitrov 6-2, 6-2 in less than an hour to win his 97th career title....
Via MyNorthwest.com
3 days ago
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