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Rafael Nadal beats Juan Monaco to win Argentina Open

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- Rafael Nadal won his first title in nearly nine months Sunday after defeating Juan Monaco 6-4, 6-1 at the Argentina Open. The top-seeded Spaniard hadn't reached a final since winning at Roland Garros last year. It was Nadal's 46th title on clay, moving him within three of the record set by Argentine Guillermo Vilas when he played in the 1970s and early...
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Nadal beats Monaco to win 1st title in nearly 9 months

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) Rafael Nadal lifted his first title in nearly nine months Sunday after defeating Juan Monaco 6-4, 6-1 at the Argentina Open. The top-seeded Spaniard hadn't reached a final since winning at Roland Garros last year. It was Nadal's 46th title on clay, moving him within three of the record set by Argentine Guillermo Vilas when he played in the 1970s and...
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Argentina Open: Nadal to face off with Monaco in final

  Rafael Nadal beat Carlos Berlocq 7-6 (7), 6-2 on Saturday, setting up a final against Juan Monaco at the Argentina Open. If he wins Sunday, Nadal will tie Guillermo Vilas for the most clay-court titles with 46. The top-seeded Nadal was on the brink of losing the first set against the 74th-ranked Berlocq, falling 6-1 to the Argentine in the tiebreak, but the Spaniard won eight...
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Mexico Open: David Ferrer, Timea Bacsinszky win titles

  Second-seeded David Ferrer of Spain won his fourth Mexico Open title Saturday night, beating top-seeded Kei Nishikori of Japan 6-3, 7-5 in the hard-court event. The 32-year-old Ferrer has 23 ATP Tour titles, also winning the Qatar in January. He won his previous Mexico titles - in 2010, 2011 and 2012 - on clay. Nishikori won in Memphis, Tennessee, two weeks ago for his eighth...
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Nadal to play Monaco in final of Argentina Open

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) Rafael Nadal beat Carlos Berlocq 7-6 (7), 6-2 on Saturday, setting up a final against Juan Monaco at the Argentina Open. If he wins Sunday, Nadal will tie Guillermo Vilas for the most clay-court titles with 46. The top-seeded Nadal was on the brink of losing the first set against the 74th-ranked Berlocq, falling 6-1 to the Argentine in the tiebreak,...
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Switzerland's Timea Bacsinszky wins Mexico Open

ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) Fifth-seeded Timea Bacsinszky of Switzerland won the Mexico Open on Saturday night for her second WTA Tour title, beating third-seeded Caroline Garcia of France 6-3, 6-0. The 25-year-old Bacsinszky also won the 2009 Luxembourg Open. In the men's final in the hard-court event at The Fairmont Acapulco Princess, top-seeded Kei Nishikori of Japan faced second-seeded...
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Federer bests No. 1 Djokovic to defend Dubai Championships title

  Defending champion Roger Federer won his seventh Dubai Championships title and second of the year defeating No. 1 Novak Djokovic 6-3, 7-5 on Saturday. Federer came into the match needing five more aces to become just the fourth player in history to serve 9000 career aces. He served 12 in the match. Federer saved all seven break points he faced in the match, while Djokovic lost...
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Safarova beats Azarenka in Qatar, wins first tourney since 2013

DOHA, Qatar -- Lucie Safarova beat Victoria Azarenka in straight sets, 6-4, 6-3 to clinch the Qatar Open on Saturday. It was her sixth career title and first since Qubec City in 2013. ''It's an amazing feeling. I'm so happy to win the title. It's been a long time. I'm happy at the way season has progressed,'' said Safarova. The Czech snapped wild card Azarenka's 14-match winning...
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Safarova beats Azarenka to win the Qatar Open

DOHA, Qatar (AP) Lucie Safarova beat Victoria Azarenka in straight sets, 6-4, 6-3 to clinch the Qatar Open on Saturday. It was her sixth career title and first since Qubec City in 2013. ''It's an amazing feeling. I'm so happy to win the title. It's been a long time. I'm happy at the way season has progressed,'' said Safarova. The Czech snapped wild card Azarenka's 14-match winning...
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Defending champ Federer beats Djokovic to defend Dubai title

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) Defending champion Roger Federer won his seventh Dubai Championships title and second of the year defeating No. 1 Novak Djokovic 6-3, 7-5 on Saturday. Federer came into the match needing five more aces to become just the fourth player in history to serve 9000 career aces. He served 12 in the match. Federer saved all seven break points he faced in...
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Nadal beats Delbonis to reach Argentina Open semifinals

  Rafael Nadal cruised to a 6-1, 6-1 victory over Federico Delbonis on Friday, advancing to the semifinals of the Argentina Open. The top-seeded Spaniard needed just over an hour to defeat the 59th-ranked Argentine at the clay-court tournament in Buenos Aires. Nadal will next face another local in Carlos Berlocq, who beat Blaz Rola of Slovenia 6-1, 6-3. In the other semifinal on...
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Nadal beats Delbonis, reaches semis in Argentina Open

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) Rafael Nadal cruised to a 6-1, 6-1 victory over Federico Delbonis on Friday, advancing to the semifinals of the Argentina Open. The top-seeded Spaniard needed just over an hour to defeat the 59th-ranked Argentine at the clay-court tournament in Buenos Aires. Nadal will next face another local in Carlos Berlocq, who beat Blaz Rola of Slovenia 6-1, 6-3...
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Mexico Open: Maria Sharapova withdraws because of stomach virus

  Top-seeded Maria Sharapova of Russia withdrew Friday before her Mexico Open semifinal against Caroline Garcia because of a stomach virus. The third-seeded Garcia will face fifth-seeded Timea Bacsinszky of Switzerland in the hard-court event at The Fairmont Acapulco Princess. Bacsinszky beat Bulgaria's Sesil Karatantcheva 6-2, 6-4. In the men's semifinals, top-seeded Kei Nishikori...
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Maria Sharapova withdraws because of stomach virus

ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) Top-seeded Maria Sharapova of Russia withdrew Friday before her Mexico Open semifinal against Caroline Garcia because of a stomach virus. The third-seeded Garcia will face fifth-seeded Timea Bacsinszky of Switzerland in the hard-court event at The Fairmont Acapulco Princess. Bacsinszky beat Bulgaria's Sesil Karatantcheva 6-2, 6-4. In the men's semifinals, top...
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Qatar Open: Azarenka beats Venus to face Safarova in final

DOHA, Qatar -- Victoria Azarenka reached the final of the Qatar Open on Friday after recovering from one set down to beat Venus Williams. The two-time champion Azarenka, beat Williams 2-6, 6-2, 6-4. "Venus was kicking my butt left and right and I didn't know what to do. In the second set I took control," said Azarenka, , who fired 36 winners in the two hour, eighteen minute battle...
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Azarenka to face Safarova in Qatar Open final

DOHA, Qatar (AP) Victoria Azarenka reached the final of the Qatar Open on Friday after recovering from one set down to beat Venus Williams. The two-time champion Azarenka, beat Williams 2-6, 6-2, 6-4. ''Venus was kicking my butt left and right and I didn't know what to do. In the second set I took control,'' said Azarenka. She will face Lucie Safarova in Saturday's final, after...
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Federer needs just 56 minutes to reach Dubai final

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- Defending champion Roger Federer moved back into the Dubai Championships final with a 6-2, 6-1 win over lucky loser Borna Coric on Friday. It took the second-seeded Federer 56 minutes to reach his ninth Dubai final. He's won six of them. Federer offered Coric three break-point opportunities, and had his serve broken once, in the fifth game of the first...
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Defending champ Federer beats Coric to make Dubai final

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) Defending champion Roger Federer moved back into the Dubai Championships final with a 6-2, 6-1 win over lucky loser Borna Coric on Friday. It took the second-seeded Federer 56 minutes to reach his ninth Dubai final. He's won six of them. Federer offered Coric three break-point opportunities, and had his serve broken once, in the fifth game of the...
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Venus Williams reaches Qatar semis with win over Agnieszka Radwanska

  Venus Williams beat Agnieszka Radwanska for the second time this year to line up two-time champion Victoria Azarenka in the Qatar Open semifinals on Thursday. Williams, who beat Radwanska to reach the Australian Open quarterfinals last month, won 6-4, 1-6, 6-3, the third time in four days she's gone the distance. Azarenka, the 2012 and 2013 champ who received a wild-card entry...
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Tommy Robredo beats Renzo Olivo to reach Argentina quarters

  Second-seeded Tommy Robredo of Spain defeated Renzo Olivo of Argentina 6-1, 6-2 to advance to the quarterfinals of the Argentina Open on Thursday. Robredo cruised to victory against the 186th-ranked Olivo, breaking the Argentine's service twice in each set to win the match in just over an hour. The 18th-ranked Robredo will now face Nicolas Almagro, who defeated fellow Spaniard...
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Top-seeded Maria Sharapova reaches Mexico Open semifinals

  Top-seeded Maria Sharapova of Russia beat Magdalena Rybarikova of Slovakia 6-1, 4-6, 6-2 on Thursday night to reach the Mexico Open semifinals. Sharapova will face third-seeded Caroline Garcia of France in the hard-court event at The Fairmont Acapulco Princess. Garcia led Mirjana Lucic-Baroni 6-2, 2-1 when the Croatian player retired. In the other quarterfinals, Bulgaria's Sesil...
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Robredo beats Olivo to reach quarters in Argentina Open

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) Second-seeded Tommy Robredo of Spain defeated Renzo Olivo of Argentina 6-1, 6-2 to advance to the quarterfinals of the Argentina Open on Thursday. Robredo cruised to victory against the 186th-ranked Olivo, breaking the Argentine's service twice in each set to win the match in just over an hour. The 18th-ranked Robredo will now face Nicolas Almagro, who...
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Top-seeded Kei Nishikori reaches Mexico Open semifinals

ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) Top-seeded Kei Nishikori of Japan beat fifth-seeded Alexandr Dolgopolov of Ukraine 6-4, 6-4 on Thursday to reach the Mexico Open semifinals. Nishikori will face fourth-seeded Kevin Anderson of South Africa, a 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 winner over Serbia's Viktor Troicki in the hard-court event at The Fairmont Acapulco Princess. In the night quarterfinals, second-seeded...
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Venus, Azarenka set up Qatar Open semifinal

DOHA, Qatar (AP) Venus Williams beat Agnieszka Radwanska for the second time this year to line up two-time champion Victoria Azarenka in the Qatar Open semifinals on Thursday. Williams, who beat Radwanska to reach the Australian Open quarterfinals last month, won 6-4, 1-6, 6-3, the third time in four days she's gone the distance. Azarenka, the 2012 and 2013 champ who received a...
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Fifth seed Leonardo Mayer tops Stephane Robert in Argentina

  No. 5-seeded Leonardo Mayer of Argentina reached the second round of the Argentina Open on Monday, defeating Stephane Robert of France 6-0, 6-1. In another first-round match between unseeded players, Paolo Lorenzi defeated Thomaz Bellucci of Brazil 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-1. Rafael Nadal is the No. 1 seed. He plays Wednesday and has a bye into the second round of the clay-court event...
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