• Serena Williams gets a rare test from Giorgi but holds on

    Serena Williams' vast experience proved the difference during an extremely tight first set against Italy's Camila Giorgi in a 7-6 (5), 6-2 win for the United States in a Fed Cup playoff. Wearing red, white and blue, the top-ranked Williams was put to the test as she kicked off her clay season in…

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  • Canada and Romania tied in FedCup playoff tie

    Canada and Romania were knotted at 1-1 on Saturday after two upsets on the first day of their FedCup World Group playoff tie. Francoise Abanda, ranked 260th in the world, got the tie off with a bang for the hosts with a 4-6, 7-5, 6-4 victory over 33rd-ranked Irina-Camelia Begu. Bouchard, who became…

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  • Djokovic beats Nadal to reach Monte Carlo Masters final

    Monte Carlo is not Rafael Nadal's playground anymore, and Novak Djokovic is claiming the throne left vacant by the King of Clay. For the second time in three years, the top-ranked Serb ended Nadal's run at the clay-court Masters tournament, overcoming a strong challenge from the Spaniard to reach…

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  • Tennis-Returning Hingis loses Fed Cup tie after courageous effort

    Fifteen-times grand slam champion Martina Hingis made a courageously impressive return to big-time singles tennis in the Fed Cup on Saturday but was eventually outplayed by Agnieszka Radwanska.

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  • Fed Cup: Russia on brink of final with 2-0 lead over Germany

    SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Russia was on the brink of making the Fed Cup final with a 2-0 lead after Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova saved a match point to beat Germany's Sabine Lisicki on Saturday.

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  • Nadal confident he on right path despite loss to Djokovic

    Although comprehensively beaten by Novak Djokovic on the Monte Carlo semi-finals, claycourt king Rafa Nadal believes he is on the right path as his beloved French Open looms. The Spaniard, looking to clinch a record-extending 10th title at Roland Garros, lost 6-3 6-3 to the world number one in the…

    Reuters
  • Belarus, Japan tied 1-1 in Fed Cup World Group playoff

    TOKYO (AP) — Victoria Azarenka beat Masaki Doi 6-1, 6-2 on in the opening singles match Saturday before Japan came back to draw level 1-1 with Belarus in their Fed Cup World Group playoff.

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  • Djokovic sweeps Nadal aside in Monte Carlo semi

    World number one Novak Djokovic laid down an early French Open marker when he reached the Monte Carlos Masters final with a comprehensive 6-3 6-3 win over eight-times champion Rafa Nadal on Saturday. Serbian Djokovic, who ended Nadal's reign on the principality's claycourts in the 2013 final, will…

    Reuters
  • Losing return for Hingis in Fed Cup playoffs

    ZIELONA GORA, Poland (AP) — Five-time Grand Slam champion Martina Hingis played and lost her first competitive singles match since 2007 as Switzerland and Poland tied 1-1 on the first day of the Fed Cup World Group playoff on Saturday.

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  • Swiss Miss Hingis hoping to be a big hit in Fed Cup

    By Ian Chadband ZIELONA GORA, Poland (Reuters) - It is not a gimmick and the way Martina Hingis is talking, it will be no mismatch either. After the Swiss announcement on Friday, made amid some excitement in a provincial Polish town hall, that she will play her first tour-level singles for eight…

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  • Tennis-Monte Carlo Masters men's singles quarterfinal results

    April 17 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Monte Carlo Masters Men's Singles Quarterfinal matches on Friday 3-Rafa Nadal (Spain) beat 5-David Ferrer (Spain) 6-4 5-7 6-2 1-Novak Djokovic (Serbia) beat 8-Marin Cilic (Croatia) 6-0 6-3 14-Gael Monfils (France) beat 9-Grigor Dimitrov (Bulgaria) 6-1…

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  • Tennis - Improving Nadal downplays clay chances against Djokovic

    - Rafael Nadal insists he is not yet ready to reclaim his long-held title of king of clay despite winning through to a semi-final against Novak Djokovic at the Monte Carlo Masters. Though he staged a third-set fightback to get past longtime Spanish rival Davids Ferrer 6-4, 5-7, 6-3, Nadal believes…

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  • Fed Cup: Netherlands and Australia 1-1

    'S-HERTOGENBOSCH, Netherlands (AP) — Casey Dellacqua, a late replacement for the injured Samantha Stosur, beat Arantxa Rus in straight sets to draw Australia level with the Netherlands after the first day Saturday of their Fed Cup World Group playoff.

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  • Pavlyuchenkova puts Russia 2-0 up against Germany

    Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova battled back from a set down to defeat Sabine Lisicki as Russia took a comfortable 2-0 lead over Germany in the Fed Cup World Group semi-final on Saturday. Svetlana Kuznetsova earlier beat Julia Goerges 6-4, 6-4 at the red clay court of Adler Arena as four-time champions…

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  • Pavlyuchenkova sparks Russia to 2-0 Fed Cup lead over Germany

    By Dmitriy Rogovitskiy SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova produced a stunning comeback to help Russia into a 2-0 lead against Germany in their Fed Cup semi-final on Saturday. The world number 38 came from a set down to beat Sabine Lisicki 4-6 7-6 6-3 in two hours and 29 minutes.…

    Reuters
  • Returning Hingis loses Fed Cup tie in courageous effort

    By Ian Chadband ZIELONA GORA, Poland (Reuters) - Martina Hingis has no plans of returning to play singles on the women's tour after a courageous performance in a Fed Cup defeat by Agnieszka Radwanska on Saturday in her first major match in eight years. The 15-time grand slam winner was persuaded to…

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  • Djokovic to face Berdych in Monte Carlo final

    Novak Djokovic moved into position for a potential fourth trophy this season as he reached his fourth career final at the Monte Carlo Masters on Saturday with a 6-3, 6-3 defeat of Rafael Nadal. On Sunday, Djokovic will take an 18-2 record into the final against Czech sixth seed Tomas Berdych, who…

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  • Tennis - Berdych into semis as Raonic retires

    - Tomas Berdych booked a spot in the Monte Carlo Masters semi-finals on Friday, beating Milos Raonic as the Canadian fourth seed retired with a right foot injury. Sixth seed Berdych was leading 5-2 when Raonic was forced to quit after just 31 minutes on court. Berdych has yet to drop a set this…

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