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Kyrgios upset, Querrey wins in Toronto

TORONTO (AP) Denis Shapovalov upset Australia's Nick Kyrgios 7-6 (2), 3-6, 6-3 on Monday night in the first round of the Rogers Cup men's tennis tournament. Shapovalov said afterward that he didn't expect to win. Backed by a hometown crowd, the Richmond Hill, Ontario, native took advantage of world No. 19 Kyrgios's unforced errors on a beautiful evening that featured a light breeze...
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Stosur defeats Watson in 1st round of Rogers Cup

MONTREAL (AP) Australia's Samantha Stosur won a hard-fought opening match in the first round of the Rogers Cup women's tennis tournament on Monday. Stosur avoided the upset, beating 67th-ranked Heather Watson in straight sets 7-5, 6-3. The tournament's 13th seed struggled in the first set, but found her rhythm in the second, breaking Watson's serve on three occasions. ''To get...
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Bryan brothers pursuing a last gold in Rio

Bob and Mike Bryan, the 38-year-old twin tennis players who have been competing internationally for the United States since 1995, will begin their quest for a second Olympic gold medal in tennis doubles this August at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. They have won 16 Grand Slam doubles titles together, 11 combined mixed doubles titles, and two Olympic medals—a gold and...
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Johanna Konta and Laura Siegemund win maiden titles, Yanina Wickmayer doubles up

This week, the U.S. summer hardcourt season began, and it’s safe to say it gave us a lot to ponder. At the Bank of the West Classic in Stanford, Venus Williams made a run to the final before being stopped by British sensation Johanna Konta in the final, 7-5, 5-7, 6-2. In doubles, Raquel Atawo and Abigail Spears won the title by defeating Darija Jurak and Anistasia Rodionova, 6...
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15 hours ago

Wickmayer tops Davis, wins Citi Open singles and doubles

WASHINGTON (AP) Yanina Wickmayer beat Lauren Davis 6-4, 6-2 in the Citi Open final Sunday to win the fifth WTA title of her career. Wickmayer, a 26-year-old Belgian who was seeded No. 7 at the hard-court tournament, is the third woman to win both the singles and doubles championships at the same event this season. She teamed with Monica Niculescu to win the doubles at the Citi...
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Johanna Konta tops Venus Williams for first singles crown

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) Hard-hitting Johanna Konta whipped winners every which way and outslugged top-seeded Venus Williams to capture her first career singles title, winning the Bank of the West Classic 7-5, 5-7, 6-2 on Sunday. Her serve and return games equally solid, Konta held on in the third set after squandering a 4-1 lead in the second. When Williams netted her forehand return...
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Gael Monfils cuts down Ivo Karlovic for Citi Open title

When it comes to mission impossible scenarios, Tom Cruise has nothing on Gael Monfils.Already down one set and needing to become the first player to
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Monfils wins 1st title in 2 1/2 years, edging Karlovic in DC

WASHINGTON (AP) Gael Monfils won his first title in 2 1/2 years, erasing a match point and breaking Ivo Karlovic twice in the span of four service games Sunday during a 5-7, 7-6 (6), 6-4 victory in the Citi Open final. Monfils, a Frenchman seeded No. 2, prevented the 37-year-old Karlovic from becoming the oldest man since 1973 to win ATP singles tournaments in consecutive weeks...
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Serena Williams pulls out of Rogers Cup with shoulder inflammation

Serena Williams announced Sunday that she has withdrawn from the Rogers Cup. Williams, who made history at Wimbledon earlier this month, cited shoulder inflammation as the reason for pulling out of the tournament. Williams was given a first-round bye for the Montreal tournament that will start on Monday. “Due to inflammation in my shoulder, I unfortunately must withdraw from the...
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Italy's Fognini beats Martin to win Croatia Open

UMAG, Croatia (AP) Fabio Fognini defeated Andrej Martin 6-4, 6-1 to win the Croatia Open on Sunday. The fourth-seeded Italian, who had played in Umag for nine consecutive years, secured his fourth career singles title and his first since February 2014 at Vina del Mar, Chile. Fognini was impressive on serve throughout the tournament, and faced no break points against his Slovakian...
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Serena Williams out of Rogers Cup with inflamed shoulder

MONTREAL (AP) Serena Williams has pulled out of the Rogers Cup because of shoulder inflammation. The three-time Rogers Cup champion was seeded first in the hard-court tournament and was set to have a bye in the first round. ''Due to inflammation in my shoulder, I unfortunately must withdraw from the Rogers Cup,'' Williams said in a statement. ''I was looking forward to competing...
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Former tennis player Mardy Fish leads Tahoe celebrity golf

STATELINE, Nev. (AP) Former tennis player Mardy Fish had a 28-point round Saturday to take a two-point lead over actor Jack Wagner in the American Century Championship celebrity golf tournament. Fish shot a 3-under 69, making seven birdies and four bogeys at Edgewood Tahoe to reach 50 points in the modified Stableford event. Players receive six points for eagle, three for birdie...
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Feliciano Lopez wins Swiss Open for 1st clay-court title

GSTAAD, Switzerland (AP) Top-seeded Feliciano Lopez of Spain won his first career clay-court title on Sunday, beating Robin Haase of the Netherlands 6-4, 7-5 in the Swiss Open final. The 34-year-old Lopez's fifth career tournament title followed two on grass and two on hard courts. Ten years after losing the Gstaad final to Richard Gasquet of France, Lopez lifted the trophy on...
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Venus Williams holds off Riske, reaches Stanford final

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) Venus Williams is having such a blast with her tennis again at age 36, she has many more tournament titles in mind before she's done. Her next chance comes Sunday in the Bank of the West Classic - with a shot at adding a 50th singles championship to her decorated career. The top-seeded Williams ran all over the court to extend long points and overcame her...
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At age 37, Ivo Karlovic to face Monfils in Citi Open final

WASHINGTON (AP) Even Ivo Karlovic willingly admits that whatever success he has on a tennis court is due mainly to his big serve. Well, that one stroke is in fine form at the moment, and so is Karlovic, closing in on a second consecutive title at age 37. Karlovic saved all five break points he faced Saturday and ran his service-game record to 43 for 43 this week, beating fifth...
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Martin reaches his 1st final, plays Fognini at Croatia Open

UMAG, Croatia (AP) Andrej Martin of Slovakia reached his first career ATP final after defeating Carlos Berlocq of Argentina 7-6 (4), 6-4 Saturday in the last four of the Croatian Open. He faces fourth-seeded Fabio Fognini of Italy in the final. The 2013 finalist beat Gastao Elias of Portugal 6-3, 6-3. Martin and Berlocq played each other in Umag two years ago, when the Argentine...
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Venus Williams reaches Bank of the West semifinals

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) Top-seeded Venus Williams reached the Bank of the West Classic semifinals, beating 17-year-old wild-card entry CiCi Bellis 6-4, 6-1 in an all-American match Friday night. The 36-year-old Williams won the last of her 49 singles titles in Taiwan in February. Williams will face Alison Riske on Saturday at The Taube Family Tennis Center. Riske led fourth-seeded...
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Dominika Cibulkova reaches Bank of the West semifinals

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) Second-seeded Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia beat fifth-seeded Misaki Doi of Japan 7-5, 6-0 on Friday to reach the Bank of the West Classic semifinals. Cibulkova, the 2013 champion, won the final 11 games after falling behind 2-5 in the first set. She will face third-seeded Johanna Konta of Britain on Saturday at The Taube Family Tennis Center. Konta beat...
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For Ivo Karlovic, every win is one for the ages

Tennis has long been a young man’s game, so Ivo Karlovic figured he knew the contours of his career. He made his first splash in his early 20s, beating defending Wimbledon champ Lleyton Hewitt as a 24-year-old. And then he would wind down at 28 or 29, the age when tennis pros used to fade away. That […]
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Lobbing 6-foot-10 Isner, Steve Johnson into Citi Open SF

WASHINGTON (AP) Trailing in a tiebreaker against top-seeded John Isner, Steve Johnson managed to put a 146 mph serve into play and then decided to try something even more audacious: lob his 6-foot-10 opponent. Much to Johnson's surprise, the high-arcing backhand worked, winning the point. Hanging in there against the big-serving Isner, Johnson weathered a total of 12 set points...
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Steve Johnson edges Isner in 2 tiebreakers in Citi Open

WASHINGTON (AP) Steve Johnson weathered a total of 12 set points and withstood 29 aces from top-seeded John Isner to win their all-American quarterfinal at the Citi Open 7-6 (7), 7-6 (15) on Friday. Johnson even won one point in the first tiebreaker by putting in play a 146 mph serve, then producing a lob winner over the 6-foot-10 Isner, a three-time runner-up at the hard-court...
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Berlocq, Elias advance to Croatia Open semifinals

UMAG, Croatia (AP) Carlos Berlocq put aside his poor form in quarterfinals at the Croatia Open to defeat third-seeded Jeremy Chardy of France 6-4, 6-2. The Argentine had lost three times in quarterfinals at Umag in 2007, 2011 and 2012. In the semifinals Berlocq will face Slovakia's Andrej Martin who upset second-seeded Joao Sousa of Portugal 6-3, 4-6, 6-2. Last year's runner...
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Karlovic hits 26 aces to beat Sock in Washington quarters

WASHINGTON (AP) Ivo Karlovic hit 26 aces and saved all four break points he faced while beating sixth-seeded Jack Sock 7-6 (4), 7-6 (6) on Friday at the Citi Open to reach the hard-court tournament's semifinals for the first time since 2007. Sock had a chance to force a third set, holding a set point at 6-5 in the second tiebreaker. But the 13th-seeded Karlovic erased that with...
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Defending champ Larsson advances to Swedish Open semifinals

BASTAD, Sweden (AP) Defending champion Johanna Larsson advanced to the Swedish Open semifinals by beating fourth-seeded Annika Beck 7-5, 6-1 Friday. The eighth-seeded Swede, who won her first WTA title in Bastad in 2015, lost her serve toward the end of the first set but recovered to win the opener, before comfortably taking the second set against her Germna opponent. ''I really...
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Top-seeded Feliciano Lopez advances to Swiss Open semifinals

GSTAAD, Switzerland (AP) Top-seeded Feliciano Lopez of Spain set up a Swiss Open semifinal against Dustin Brown by beating Elias Ymer of Sweden in the quarterfinals on Friday. The 20-year-old Ymer, ranked No. 157, saved four match points before the 21st-ranked Lopez sealed a 6-4, 7-6 (2) win at the clay-court event in the Swiss Alps. Germany's Brown, ranked No. 99, also advanced...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss
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