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Nishikori upset by Dolgopolov in final in Buenos Aires

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) Top-seeded Kei Nishikori was beaten 7-6 (4), 6-4 by Alexandr Dolgopolov on Sunday in the final of the clay-court Argentina Open. Dolgopolov won his third ATP singles title and his first in five years. It was also the Ukrainian's first victory over his Japanese opponent after losing their previous five head-to-head matches. Nishikori, who is No. 5...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Tsonga beats Goffin to win World Tennis Tournament final

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) Jo-Wilfried Tsonga clinched his 13th career title on Sunday, rallying from a set down to beat David Goffin of Belgium 4-6, 6-4, 6-1 in the final of the World Tennis Tournament. The sixth-seeded Frenchman hit 10 aces and, although he dropped his serve twice, he broke the third-seeded Goffin's serve four times. Tsonga, ranked 14, lost the final here...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kerber focuses on form, not top spot, in Dubai

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) Top-seeded Angelique Kerber has a chance to reclaim the No. 1 ranking from Serena Williams by winning the Dubai Tennis Championships, which started Sunday. Despite Williams not being in action this week, second-ranked Kerber is determined to focus above all on finding the form that put her top in the first place. ''For me it's important to play...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Harrison beats Young 6-4, 6-4 in Memphis, reaches 1st final

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Ryan Harrison beat fellow American Donald Young 6-4, 6-4 in 90 minutes Saturday night at the Memphis Open semifinals, finally advancing to his first career final in his eighth try. Harrison failed to convert four match points as Young broke him in the eighth game of the second set before holding serve to win. Harrison finished serving up his fifth ace on his...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Karolina Pliskova beats Caroline Wozniacki to win Qatar Open, her eighth title

On Saturday, No. 3 Karolina Pliskova beat No. 18 Caroline Wozniacki 6-3, 6-4 to win the Qatar Final for the first time. Since winning the Brisbane International in January, Pliskova is now the first player to win two titles in 2017. Her victory will also be her eighth title in her career. Wozniacki won in their last three encounters in 2013 and 2014, but she dropped her first...
Via Excelle Sports
3 days ago

Top seed Nishikori to meet Dolgopolov in Buenos Aires final

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) Top-seeded Kei Nishikori disappointed home fans and beat local wild card Carlos Berlocq 4-6, 6-2, 6-3 to reach the Argentina Open final on Saturday. Nishikori will face Alexandr Dolgopolov of Ukraine in the final after he defeated fourth-seeded Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain 7-5, 6-2. Nishikori has won 11 ATP titles. He has a 5-0 record against Dolgopolov...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Pliskova beats Wozniacki for first time in Doha WTA final

DOHA, Qatar (AP) Karolina Pliskova beat Caroline Wozniacki for the first time and won their Qatar Open final 6-3, 6-4 on Saturday. Wozniacki won all three previous encounters in 2013 and 2014, but couldn't hold a rally with Pliskova in the final and dropped her first sets of the week. Pliskova won her second WTA title of the year, after Brisbane in January, and the eighth of...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Tsonga beats Berdych to reach World Tennis Tournament final

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) Jo-Wilfried Tsonga celebrated his 400th career win in style by beating fourth-seeded Tomas Berdych 6-3, 6-4 to reach the final of the World Tennis Tournament on Saturday. The sixth-seeded Frenchman was dominant on serve, hitting 10 aces, winning 88 percent of his points on first serve, and not conceding a single break point against the hard-hitting...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Young upsets Isner in 3 sets to reach Memphis Open semifinal

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Donald Young upset No. 2 seed John Isner 7-6 (5), 3-6, 7-6 (6) on Friday night in the quarterfinals at the Memphis Open for his first victory in four tries over the world's 23rd-ranked player. Young reached his seventh career semifinal and second in Memphis by overcoming the big-serving American in the tiebreakers of a match that took 2 hours, 23 minutes. ...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Pliskova beats Wozniacki for first time in Doha WTA final

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Karolina Pliskova beat Caroline Wozniacki for the first time and won their Qatar Open final 6-3, 6-4 on Saturday. Wozniacki won all three previous encounters in 2013 and 2014, but couldn’t hold a rally with Pliskova in the final and dropped her first sets of the week. Pliskova won her second WTA title of the year, after Brisbane in January, and the eighth of...
Via MyNorthwest.com
4 days ago

Tsonga beats Berdych to reach World Tennis Tournament final

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) — Jo-Wilfried Tsonga celebrated his 400th career win in style by beating fourth-seeded Tomas Berdych 6-3, 6-4 to reach the final of the World Tennis Tournament on Saturday. The sixth-seeded Frenchman was dominant on serve, hitting 10 aces, winning 88 percent of his points on first serve, and not conceding a single break point against the hard-hitting...
Via MyNorthwest.com
4 days ago

Nishikori finds footing on clay, reach Argentina semifinals

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) Top-seeded Kei Nishikori is finding his footing on clay. After struggling in his first match in the Argentina Open, the Japanese player beat No. 6 Joao Sousa of Portugal 6-1, 6-4 on Friday to reach the semifinals in the outdoor clay-court event. Nishikori will face Carlos Berlocq of Argentina, a 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 winner over Thiago Monteiro of Brazil...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Wozniacki to face Pliskova in rain-delayed Qatar Open final

DOHA, Qatar (AP) Former world No.1 Caroline Wozniacki will face second-seeded Karolina Pliskova in the final of the Qatar Open after both were forced to play back-to-back matches in the quarterfinals and semifinals on Friday night due to rain playing havoc the schedule. Wozniacki swept past Olympic gold medalist Monica Puig of Puerto Rico 6-1, 6-2 to reach her second final in...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Nishikori finds footing on clay; in semifinals in Argentina

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) Top-seeded Kei Nishikori is finding his footing on clay. After struggling in his first match in the Argentina Open, the Japanese defeated No. 6 Joao Sousa of Portugal 6-1, 6-4 on Friday to reach the semifinals of the outdoor clay-court event. Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain and Alexandr Dolgopolov of Ukraine also reached the last four. Carreno Busta...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Wozniacki and Pliskova advance to Qatar Total Open finals

On Friday No. 2 seed Karolina Pliskova defeated No. 3 seed Dominika Cibulkova 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 at the Qatar Total Open to advance onto the final to face Caroline Wozniacki. Former World No. 1 Wozniacki defeated Olympic gold medalist Monia Puig on Friday 6-1, 6-2 to advance. Pliskova told WTA Tennis, “I’m really excited, especially after what a long, tough day it’s been.”...
Via Excelle Sports
4 days ago

Top seed Cilic & defending champion Klizan lose in quarters

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) Top-seeded Marin Cilic of Croatia and defending champion Martin Klizan of Slovakia both lost in the quarterfinals of the World Tennis Tournament on Friday. Cilic was beaten 7-6 (8), 7-6 (5) by sixth-seeded Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, who beat the former U.S. Open champion for only the second time in seven meetings. Tsonga had 12 aces compared to nine...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Wozniacki to face Pliskova in rain-delayed Qatar Open final

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Former world No.1 Caroline Wozniacki will face second-seeded Karolina Pliskova in the final of the Qatar Open after both were forced to play back-to-back matches in the quarterfinals and semifinals on Friday night due to rain playing havoc the schedule. Wozniacki swept past Olympic gold medalist Monica Puig of Puerto Rico 6-1, 6-2 to reach her second final in...
Via MyNorthwest.com
5 days ago

Nishikori finds footing on clay; in semifinals in Argentina

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Top-seeded Kei Nishikori is finding his footing on clay. After struggling in his first match in the Argentina Open, the Japanese defeated No. 6 Joao Sousa of Portugal 6-1, 6-4 on Friday to reach the semifinals of the outdoor clay-court event. Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain and Alexandr Dolgopolov of Ukraine also reached the last four. Carreno Busta...
Via MyNorthwest.com
5 days ago

Top seed Cilic & defending champion Klizan lose in quarters

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) — Top-seeded Marin Cilic of Croatia and defending champion Martin Klizan of Slovakia both lost in the quarterfinals of the World Tennis Tournament on Friday. Cilic was beaten 7-6 (8), 7-6 (5) by sixth-seeded Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, who beat the former U.S. Open champion for only the second time in seven meetings. Tsonga had 12 aces compared to...
Via MyNorthwest.com
5 days ago

Basilashvili upsets No. 1 seed Karlovic in Memphis Open

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Nikoloz Basilashvili beat top-seeded Ivo Karlovic 7-6 (2), 6-3 on Thursday to advance to the Memphis Open quarterfinals. Basilashvili, ranked 67th in the world, never lost his serve and allowed the 20th-ranked Karlovic just one break-point opportunity. Basilashvili will face the winner of the match between Matthew Ebden and Taylor Fritz. In other second-round...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 2 seed Cuevas loses in Buenos Aires 2nd round

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) Second-seeded Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay was knocked out of the Argentina Open second round on Thursday, losing to Alexandr Dolgopolov of Ukraine 6-3, 7-6 (4). Dolgopolov won their only previous tour-level meeting in 2014 in Buenos Aires, and Cuevas had reached the quarterfinals in the last two years. No. 3-seeded David Ferrer played later Thursday against...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Isner advances in Memphis, Querrey ousted in straight sets

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) John Isner served up 26 aces in beating Japan's Yoshihito Nishioka 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 on Wednesday night to reach the quarterfinals at the Memphis Open. The second-seeded American managed only five of those aces in dropping the first set. Isner, making his debut at this event at The Racquet Club, bounced back by serving up 11 aces in the second set where he won...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Rafael Nadal's uncle announced he was quitting as Nadal's coach ... without telling Rafa

Toni Nadal, the uncle of Rafael Nadal who coached his nephew to 14 Grand Slam titles and an unprecedented run of dominance on clay courts, announced to a Hungarian newspaper he was retiring as Nadal's coach at the end of 2017. Only thing is, Uncle Toni forgot to tell Rafa. A Nadal spokesman said the 30-year-old hadn't heard about his uncle's departure until he first heard word...
Via FOX Sports
6 days ago

Genie Bouchard goes on date with guy from Twitter bet

Nobody could blame Genie Bouchard for believing the Atlanta Falcons, who once were up by as many as 25 points in Super Bowl LI, were well on their way to beating the New England Patriots on Feb. 5.So when a Twitter user bet her a date that the Patriots would win, the Canadian tennis star accepted. As you probably know by now, she ended up losing the bet because New England had one...
Via NESN.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Young beats Opelka in Memphis with Isner, Querrey up next

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Donald Young beat fellow American Reilly Opelka 7-6 (3), 6-3 on Wednesday to reach the Memphis Open quarterfinals. Young held serve to force the first set to a tiebreaker before finishing off Opelka. Damir Dzumhur of Bosnia-Herzegovinia was the first to advance to the quarterfinals by upsetting seventh-seeded Steve Darcis of Belgium 7-6 (2), 6-4. No. 2 seed...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss
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