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Hercog beats 5th-seeded Niculescu in Bucharest

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) Polona Hercog of Slovenia took advantage of a poor performance from fifth-seeded Monica Niculescu of Romania to win their Bucharest Open second-round match 6-4, 6-3 on Wednesday. ''I made a lot of mistakes and I relied a lot on my return which was not good today,'' said Niculescu, who beat Hercog in the 2014 quarterfinaIs. Hercog next plays fourth-seeded...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Verdasco, Bagnis advance in Swedish Open to quarterfinals

BASTAD, Sweden (AP) Fernando Verdasco saved the only break point he faced Wednesday to advance to his sixth Swedish Open quarterfinal with a 6-3, 6-2 victory over Albert Montanes. The fifth-seeded Spaniard, who won his seventh ATP title in Bucharest in April, was a finalist in Bastad in 2013. Verdasco next faces Facundo Bagnis, who ousted fourth-seeded Marcel Granollers of Spain...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Top-seeded Kohlschreiber in quarterfinals of the German Open

HAMBURG, Germany (AP) Top-seeded Philipp Kohlschreiber needed three sets Wednesday to overcome Nicolas Kicker for a place in the quarterfinals of the German Open. Kohlschreiber rallied to win 4-6, 6-1, 6-2 and next plays Renzo Olivo, who defeated Maximo Gonzalez 6-3, 6-4 to reach his first career quarterfinal. Third-seeded Pablo Cuevas eased past Thiago Monteiro 6-2, 6-3 to reach...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Verdasco saves 5 break points to beat Laaksonen in Bastad

BASTAD, Sweden (AP) Former finalist Fernando Verdasco saved all five break points he faced in beating Swiss qualifier Henri Laaksonen 6-3, 6-2 in the first round of the Swedish Open on Tuesday. Verdasco, who won his seventh ATP title in Bucharest in April, has reached the quarterfinals or better five times in Bastad, including the 2013 final. He next faces Spanish compatriot Albert...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

More Bad News for Maria Sharapova

Maria Sharapova’s unlucky 2016 has just taken a turn for the worst. The tennis star was caught up in a doping scandal and is barred from competing at the Summer Olympic Games next month in Rio de Janeiro, following the announcement that the Court of Arbitration for Sport had postponed her appeal ruling until September. Sharapova and the International Tennis Federation jointly came...
Via The Sports Daily
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Niculescu seeking another form turnaround in Bucharest

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) Monica Niculescu won her opening match for only the second time in five tournaments when she overpowered fellow Romanian Andreea Mitu 6-2, 6-4 at the Bucharest Open on Tuesday. Coming home seems to inspire Niculescu, who has reached the semifinals in Bucharest in the last two years, both times being stopped by the No. 1 seed. She beat Mitu in the quarterfinals...
Via AP on Fox
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Serena Williams the most important modern athlete?

Serena Williams now owns 22 Grand Slam singles titles and 14 doubles titles, while also being the highest earning female athlete in the history of tennis. She also just may be the most important athlete of this generation. Williams has spoken out about gender equality in tennis, while also being outspoken about social rights for African-Americans and other minorities. With all...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Defending champ Ram advances on Newport's grass courts

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) Defending champion Rajeev Ram beat fellow American Mackenzie McDonald, 6-2, 6-3, in the opening round of the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships on Monday. Ram, a two-time winner on Newport's grass courts - also in 2009 when he won his only other ATP title - needed just 65 minutes to get past the 21-year-old McDonald, making his tour debut. The 32-year-old Ram...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Fendrich on Tennis: Murray wins by not being afraid to lose

LONDON (AP) The key to winning for Andy Murray might have been realizing that he could live with losing. Way back when, at Wimbledon in 2012, he became only the second man in tennis history to come up short in the first four Grand Slam finals of his career (the other was Murray's coach, Ivan Lendl, but more on him later). ''I was worried about the consequences of losing those...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 2 Murray narrows gap to No. 1 Djokovic in ATP rankings

LONDON (AP) Andy Murray's Wimbledon title has allowed him to make a dent in the still-substantial gap in the ATP rankings between him and No. 1 Novak Djokovic, last year's champion at the All England Club. Entering Wimbledon, Djokovic had nearly twice as many points as No. 2 Murray, 16,950 to 8,915. But after Djokovic's loss in the third round, and Murray's third Grand Slam trophy...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Murray: 'Unlikely' he will play for Britain against Serbia

LONDON (AP) Wimbledon champion Andy Murray says ''it's looking unlikely'' that he will play for Britain in its Davis Cup quarterfinal against Serbia this week. At a news conference Monday at the All England Club, Murray says he plans to give Davis Cup captain Leon Smith a final answer later in the day. Murray says the two spoke at the champion's dinner Sunday night. Murray adds...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Ruling in Maria Sharapova appeal postponed to September

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) A ruling on Maria Sharapova's appeal against her two-year doping ban has been postponed until September, ruling her definitively out of the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. The Court of Arbitration for Sport says Sharapova and the International Tennis Federation agreed to defer the decision, which had been due to be issued by next Monday. CAS says both parties...
Via AP on Fox
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Murray's 1st Wimbledon was for Britain, 2nd was for himself

LONDON (AP) Andy Murray's first Wimbledon championship was for his country. This one was for Andy Murray. Dulling big serves with quick-reflex returns, conjuring up daring passing shots and playing impressively mistake-free tennis all the while, Murray beat Milos Raonic 6-4, 7-6 (3), 7-6 (2) on Sunday for his second trophy at the All England Club and third Grand Slam title overall...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Milos Raonic: 'This one's going to sting'

LONDON (AP) Milos Raonic blasted a first serve at 147 mph, the fastest delivery of the entire tournament, only for the ball to come rifling back across the net. Not only did Andy Murray make the return, he went on to win the point with a cross-court backhand passing shot. It was that kind of day for Raonic, who could never get the upper hand against Murray in the Wimbledon final...
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago  |  Discuss

What Andy Murray means to a nation divided

LONDON — During Andy Murray's run toward a possible second Wimbledon title, the enthusiasm in Britain at least seemed to have been tempered by the divisive result of the recent Brexit vote, and even England's soccer team's shock Euro 2016 exit. It was a far cry from 2013, the year of his first title, when every set and game was cause for national anxiety as Murray marched towards...
Via FOX Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Andy Murray wins second Wimbledon title

After losing in the Finals of both the Australian and the French Open to Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray finally grabbed the elusive third major title he’s been looking for since he won Wimbledon three years ago, winning at the all England club for the second time today. He beat Canadian Milos Raonic, making his first ever appearance at a major Final 6-4, 7-6, 7-6. Murray was locked...
Via The Comeback
17 days ago  |  Discuss

John McEnroe will be in commentary box for Wimbledon final on ESPN as Milos Raonic’s coach

Before Wimbledon, ESPN and BBC tennis analyst John McEnroe took over as Milos Raonic’s coach. To avoid any conflicts of interest during the fortnight, ESPN did not assign McEnroe to any of his matches. On Friday, BBC used Johnny Mac on the Raonic semifinal vs. Roger Federer and received some criticism from fans and media. ESPN used McEnroe on the Andy Murray-Tomas Berdych semi...
Via Awful Announcing
17 days ago  |  Discuss

'Serena I know was back': Williams gets to 22 at Wimbledon

LONDON (AP) To hear Serena Williams and her coach tell it, the process of getting her ready to win Wimbledon for a record-tying 22nd Grand Slam title began with a series of chats over the phone not long after her loss in the French Open final. That setback in Paris marked the third consecutive major tournament that Williams left without the trophy, which to any other tennis player...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Steffi Graf congratulates Serena Williams on #22: 'Such a gift to all sports fans'

Serena Williams won the women's singles event at Wimbledon to earn her 22nd Grand Slam title on Saturday.The win has pulled Williams even with Steffi Graf for the most major championships in the Open era (and within sight of Margaret Court's all-time mark of 24).And the German former tennis champ (and Andre Agassi's better half) could not have been more gracious to share this distinction...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Mahut, Herbert win all-French Wimbledon men's doubles final

LONDON (AP) Nicolas Mahut and Pierre-Hugues Herbert beat Julien Benneteau and Edouard Roger-Vasselin 6-4, 7-6 (1), 6-3 to win Wimbledon on Saturday in the first all-French Grand Slam men's doubles final of the Open era. The victory gives Mahut a happier memory from the grass-court tournament where he lost the longest match in tennis history, 70-68 in the fifth set against John...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Serena Williams worried by recent police shootings

LONDON (AP) The recent fatal police shootings of two black men and the attack in Dallas make Serena Williams worry about her nephews. Asked about those episodes after winning her seventh Wimbledon title Saturday, the 34-year-old American said: ''I'm thinking, do I have to call them and tell them, `Don't go outside. If you get in your car, it might be the last time I see you.'...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Serena Williams wins 7th Wimbledon title to tie Steffi Graf’s 22 grand slam record

Serena Williams, the most dominant woman in tennis added another title to her career collection on Saturday. In doing so, Williams matched a career milestone only one other woman in the history of the game has achieved in the open-era. Magnificent seven…
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Serena singlehandedly puts new spotlight on women in sport

Serena Williams has been called the greatest female athlete of all time, but now she has the statistics to back it up. However, Williams told reporters she wants to be called one of the “greatest athletes of all time.” She does not want to be held back by her gender. During the press conference, she used her platform to advocate for equal pay. She said, “I would like to...
Via isportsweb.com
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Serena Williams wins Wimbledon, ties Graf with 22 Grand Slam titles

Serena Williams has made history. The world No. 1 defeated Angelique Kerber 7-5, 6-3 on Saturday in one of the most exciting and impressive Wimbledon singles finals in recent memory. It was Williams’ seventh Wimbledon title and her 22nd Grand Slam win, tying her with Steffi Graf for the second-most among women’s singles players. Williams and Kerber went back and fourth in the...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss
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