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Tarpischev sanctioned for Williams comments

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Russian Tennis Federation President Shamil Tarpischev has been fined $25,000 by the WTA Tour and suspended from tour involvement for a year for questioning Serena and Venus Williams' gender in comments on Russian television. The WTA Tour said Friday that the $25,000 fine is the maximum allowed under tour rules and that it is seeking Tarpischev's...
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U.S. Open champ Cilic downs Robredo to reach Moscow semi

  U.S. Open champion Marin Cilic reached the semifinals of the Kremlin Cup on Friday by beating Tommy Robredo 6-3, 6-3. Cilic is looking to reach his fifth final of the year and the Croatian will face Mikhail Kukushkin of Kazakhstan, who upset seventh-seeded Mikhail Youzhny of Russia 1-6, 7-6 (5), 6-0. Cilic said he played much better than in his three-set win against qualifier...
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Berdych, Dimitrov reach Stockholm Open semis

STOCKHOLM (AP) Top-seeded Tomas Berdych beat Marius Copil of Romania 6-2, 6-2 Friday to reach the semifinals of the Stockholm Open. The Czech, the 2012 Stockholm champion, needs to win his next match against German qualifier Matthias Bachinger to stay in the running for a berth in the eight-man ATP finals. Bachinger served 13 aces as he defeated Frenchman Adrian Mannarino 4-6, 6...
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Cilic downs Robredo to reach Moscow semi

MOSCOW (AP) U.S. Open champion Marin Cilic reached the semifinals of the Kremlin Cup on Friday by beating Tommy Robredo 6-3, 6-3. Cilic is looking to reach his fifth final of the year and the Croatian will face Mikhail Kukushkin of Kazakhstan, who upset seventh-seeded Mikhail Youzhny of Russia 1-6, 7-6 (5), 6-0. In the other semifinal, third-seeded Latvian Ernests Gulbis meets Spain...
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Murray, Ferrer, Kohlschreiber and Troicki Reach Semis in Vienna

By Florian Heer Andy Murray (October 17, 2014) VIENNA – In a bid for crucial points in the ATP Race to London, David Ferrer and Andy Murray took last minute wild cards into the 40th edition of the Erste Bank Open and both headlined the action on quarterfinal day in Vienna on Friday. Andy Murray is making his Vienna debut as he continues his push for a Top 8 finish and a spot at...
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Troicki, Kohlschreiber reach semifinals in Vienna

VIENNA (AP) Viktor Troicki of Serbia beat Thomaz Bellucci of Brazil 7-6 (4), 6-7 (2), 6-2 at the Erste Bank Open on Friday to reach his first semifinal in three years, and fourth-seeded Philipp Kohlschreiber defeated fellow German Benjamin Becker 6-4, 7-6 (3). Troicki, a former No. 12 who returned from a one-year doping suspension in July, saved two set points at 6-5 in the opening...
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Davydenko announces his retirement from tennis

From the sidelines of the Kremlin Cup on Thursday, Nikolay Davydenko confirmed that he will hang up his racket for good. The 33-year-old Russian hasn’t played a match since the French Open in May. He cited a series of injuries suffered over many years as the reason for his retirement. Davydenko concludes a storied 15-year tennis career and was ranked as high as #3 in the world...
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Berdych, Sock, Dimitrov into quarters of Stockholm Open

  Top seed and former champion Tomas Berdych beat Dustin Brown of Germany 7-5, 6-3 to reach the quarterfinals of the Stockholm Open on Thursday. The Czech, who had a bye into the second round, is coming off finals appearances in the last two weeks in Beijing and Shanghai. He needs to reach the final here to stay in the running for a berth in the eight-man ATP Finals. Next up for...
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Berdych into quarters of Stockholm Open

STOCKHOLM (AP) Top seed and former champion Tomas Berdych beat Dustin Brown of Germany 7-5, 6-3 to reach the quarterfinals of the Stockholm Open on Thursday. The Czech, who had a bye into the second round, is coming off finals appearances in the last two weeks in Beijing and Shanghai. He needs to reach the final here to stay in the running for a berth in the eight-man ATP Finals...
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Lendl turns down Berdych, has no plans to coach again anytime soon

  Ivan Lendl is not planning on returning to coaching ''anytime soon'' after turning down a request from fellow Czech Tomas Berdych. Berdych announced this week that he talked to Lendl, who ended a successful two-year stint with Andy Murray in March, but Lendl was ''too busy'' to coach him. ''I don't think so anytime soon,'' Lendl...
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Lendl not returning to coaching anytime soon

MILAN (AP) Ivan Lendl says he will not return to coaching ''anytime soon'' after turning down a request from fellow Czech Tomas Berdych. Berdych announced this week that he talked to Lendl, who ended a successful stint with Andy Murray in March, but Lendl was ''too busy'' to coach him. At a news conference on Thursday ahead of senior tour matches...
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Erste Bank Open: Bellucci defeats 3rd-seeded Lopez

VIENNA -- Thomaz Bellucci of Brazil rallied to beat third-seeded Feliciano Lopez 6-7 (9), 6-1, 6-4 in the second round of the Erste Bank Open on Thursday. Lopez, who is ranked a career-high 14th after beating Rafael Nadal on his way to the semifinals in Shanghai last week, saved three set points in the opening set but lost eight straight games from 1-1 in the second. He also lost...
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Bellucci defeats 3rd-seeded Lopez in Vienna

VIENNA (AP) Thomaz Bellucci of Brazil rallied to beat third-seeded Feliciano Lopez 6-7 (9), 6-1, 6-4 in the second round of the Erste Bank Open on Thursday. Lopez, who is ranked a career-high 14th after beating Rafael Nadal on his way to the semifinals in Shanghai last week, saved three set points in the opening set but lost eight straight games from 1-1 in the second. He also lost...
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Top-seeded Raonic eliminated at Kremlin Cup, in danger of missing ATP finals

MOSCOW -- Top-seeded Milos Raonic of Canada was eliminated in his first match at the Kremlin Cup on Thursday, losing 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 to Lithuanian qualifier Ricardas Berankis. Raonic had a bye into the second round, and the loss puts him in danger of failing to qualify for next month's ATP tour finals in London. Playing with his right arm in strapping, the ninth-ranked Canadian...
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Top-seeded Raonic eliminated at Kremlin Cup

MOSCOW (AP) Top-seeded Milos Raonic of Canada was eliminated in his first match at the Kremlin Cup on Thursday, losing 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 to Lithuanian qualifier Ricardas Berankis. Raonic had a bye into the second round, and the loss puts him in danger of failing to qualify for next month's ATP tour finals in London. Playing with his right arm in strapping, the ninth-ranked Canadian...
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Former third-ranked Davydenko confirms retirement after series of injuries

MOSCOW -- Former third-ranked player Nikolay Davydenko has confirmed his retirement from tennis. Davydenko has not played on the ATP tour since the French Open in May and made his announcement on the sidelines of the Kremlin Cup tournament in Moscow on Thursday. The 33-year-old Russian said a series of injuries in recent years prompted him to retire. He said the injuries ''...
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