• Federer flirts with perfection in late-season surge

    Basel (Switzerland) (AFP) - Life couldn't be better - or more surprising - for Roger Federer as the 33-year-old takes aim at multiple major goals starting with a sixth title at his home Swiss Indoors.

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  • Tennis-World number one Williams walloped by Halep

    (adds result of late game, scenarios) * Williams wins only two games for first time in 16 years * Conqueror Halep moves top of Red Group with second win By Patrick Johnston SINGAPORE, Oct 22 (Reuters) - Simona Halep handed an out-of-sorts Serena Williams the joint heaviest defeat of her long and…

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  • Novak Djokovic welcomes baby boy Stefan

    BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) -- Novak Djokovic is a proud father.

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  • Tennis-Embarrassed Williams suffers humbling defeat

    By Patrick Johnston SINGAPORE, Oct 22 (Reuters) - Ecstasy and euphoria are the usual emotions world number one Serena Williams experiences on a tennis court. On Wednesday, she encountered a different one - embarrassment. One of the game's all-time greats, a winner of 18-grand slam singles crowns,…

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  • Ferrer beats Seppi to advance at Valencia Open

    VALENCIA, Spain (AP) — Top-seeded David Ferrer powered his way past Andreas Seppi 6-3, 7-5 to reach the second round of the Valencia Open on Wednesday.

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  • Halep routs Serena Williams at WTA Finals

    SINGAPORE (AP) -- Serena Williams was routed 6-0, 6-2 by Simona Halep at the WTA Finals on Wednesday in one of the most one-sided losses of the 18-time Grand Slam champion's career.

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  • Raonic & Karlovic through to Swiss Indoors 2nd rd

    BASEL, Switzerland (AP) -- Fourth-seeded Milos Raonic hit 12 aces and saved all five break points he faced as he beat Steve Johnson of the United States 7-6 (4), 6-4 in the first round of the Swiss Indoors on Tuesday.

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  • Tennis-Puig wins WTA's Rising Stars tournament

    SINGAPORE, Oct 21 (Reuters) - Monica Puig did not come close to qualifying for the WTA Finals in Singapore but she still came away as one of the big winners at the season-ending event. Ranked 61st in the world, the 21-year-old Puig was never a contender to make the elite lineup reserved for the…

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  • Tuesday's Sports Briefs

    PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) -- Oscar Pistorius was taken away in a police van Tuesday to start serving a five-year prison sentence for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

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  • Tennis-Ivanovic downs Bouchard for first Singapore win

    By John O'Brien SINGAPORE, Oct 22 (Reuters) - Ana Ivanovic recovered from her opening loss to race to a 6-1 6-3 victory over an out-of-sorts Eugenie Bouchard on Wednesday, putting the world number seven back into the mix for a WTA Finals last-four berth. The Serb was edged by world number one…

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  • Tennis-Halep conjures up match of her life to beat Serena

    By Yaocheng Lee SINGAPORE, Oct 22 (Reuters) - French Open finalist Simona Halep produced her best ever tennis to stun Serena Williams 6-0 6-2 at the WTA Finals on Wednesday but the Romanian is keeping her feet firmly on the ground. She had suffered bitter defeats in her three previous encounters…

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  • Wozniacki's bite of Big Apple helps win marathon match

    By John O'Brien SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Training for next month's New York City Marathon was something Caroline Wozniacki does not recommend to her colleagues on the tour but the Dane admitted the extra stamina may have helped her overcome Maria Sharapova in a classic on Tuesday. In the opening White…

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  • Robredo beats Isner in straight sets at Valencia

    VALENCIA, Spain (AP) — Tommy Robredo advanced to the second round of the Valencia Open by beating fifth-seeded John Isner 7-6 (3), 6-3 on Tuesday.

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  • Nadal into quarterfinals; Federer into 2nd round

    BASEL, Switzerland (AP) -- After Rafael Nadal reached the Swiss Open quarterfinals in 57 minutes with a 6-1, 6-1 win against Frenchman Pierre-Hugues Herbert, top-seeded Roger Federer crushed Gilles Muller of Luxembourg 6-2, 6-1 in just 46 minutes to reach the second round on Wednesday.

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  • Serving stigmas still haunting resurgent Ivanovic

    By Patrick Johnston SINGAPORE (Reuters) - When Ana Ivanovic crunched Serena Williams's opening serve back past the world number one for a venomous winner it suggested she wasn't going to be overawed by her illustrious opponent. The Serb's own serve, however, told a different story. The duo traded…

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  • Tennis - Murray eases past Melzer,

    - Andy Murray's return to form continued as he progressed to the second round of the Valencia Open with a 6-3, 6-3 win over Austria's Jurgen Melzer.

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