Tennis

  • Tennis-Wawrinka fights back to beat Federer in Monte Carlo final

    (Adds Wawrinka quotes) MONTE CARLO, April 20 (Reuters) - Stanislas Wawrinka signalled his French Open ambitions by beating Roger Federer 4-6 7-6 (5) 6-2 in an all-Swiss Monte Carlo Masters final on Sunday. Third seed and Australian Open champion Wawrinka recovered from the loss of the opening set…

    Reuters
  • Vekic beats Cibulkova for 1st WTA title

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Seventh-seeded Donna Vekic of Croatia clinched her first WTA title on Sunday after beating top-seeded Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia 5-7, 7-5, 7-6 (4) in the Malaysian Open final.

    The Associated Press
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  • Novak Djokovic faces spell out with wrist injury

    MONACO (AP) -- Six-time Grand Slam champion Novak Djokovic will take a break from tennis to treat his sore right wrist.

    The Associated Press
  • Germany to play Czech Republic in Fed Cup final

    Germany will take on the Czech Republic in the Fed Cup final after both countries wrapped up their semifinal victories by winning the first reverse singles on Sunday.

    Associated Press
  • France, United States tied at 1 in Fed Cup

    Madison Keys rallied for a three-set victory over Alize Cornet on Saturday, giving the United States a split of the opening two matches in its Fed Cup weekend against France. France's Caroline Garcia began the day with a 6-3, 6-2 victory over Sloane Stephens. The United States is playing without…

    The Associated Press
  • Radwanska gives Poland 1-0 over Spain in Fed Cup

    BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Agnieszka Radwanska eased to a 6-2, 6-2 win over Silvia Soler-Espinosa to give Poland a 1-0 lead over Spain in their Fed Cup World Group playoff on Saturday.

    Associated Press
  • Czech Republic beats Italy 4-0 in Fed Cup semis

    The Czech Republic has reached the Fed Cup final by defeating defending champion Italy after Petra Kvitova won the first reverse singles on Sunday. Sixth-ranked Kvitova beat Roberta Vinci 6-3, 7-5 for an insurmountable 3-0 lead in the semifinals. In the final doubles, Andrea Hlavackova teamed up…

    The Associated Press
  • Tennis-Djokovic out for "some time" with wrist injury

    Novak Djokovic said on Saturday he would not be able to play tennis "for some time" after being hampered by a wrist injury at the Monte Carlo Masters. The Serbian second seed was knocked out 7-5 6-2 by former world number one Roger Federer in the semi-finals, being clearly bothered by his sore…

    Reuters
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  • Federer beats Djokovic to reach Monte Carlo final

    MONACO (AP) — Roger Federer will try to win the Monte Carlo Masters for the first time and Stanislas Wawrinka his first Masters title anywhere when they meet in an all-Swiss final on Sunday.

    Associated Press
  • Fed Cup: Germany beat Australia in semifinal

    BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Germany sealed its place in the Fed Cup final by beating Australia after Angelique Kerber clinched the victory with a three-set win over Sam Stosur on Sunday.

    Associated Press
  • Cibulkova to play Vekic in Malaysian Open final

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Top-seeded Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia overcame a fighting Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic 6-7 (3), 6-3, 6-3 in the semifinals of the Malaysian Open on Saturday.

    The Associated Press
  • UPDATE 4-Tennis-Nadal's claycourt streak ended by bold Ferrer

    Rafael Nadal's 30-match claycourt winning streak ended on Friday when the world number one was stunned 7-6(1) 6-4 by fellow Spaniard David Ferrer in the Monte Carlo Masters quarter-finals. Sixth seed Ferrer, who had beaten Nadal on clay only once 10 years ago and was brushed aside by the muscular…

    Reuters
  • Federer ousts ailing Djokovic in Monaco semis

    Roger Federer beat an injured Novak Djokovic 7-5 6-2 to set up an all-Swiss Monte Carlo Masters final with Stanislas Wawrinka after the Australian Open champion ousted David Ferrer 6-1 7-6 (3) on Saturday. Holder Djokovic resisted for one set before pain in his right wrist was just too much to bear…

    Reuters
  • Czech Republic leads Italy 2-0 in Fed Cup semis

    OSTRAVA, Czech Republic (AP) — The Czech Republic took a commanding 2-0 lead over defending champion Italy in their Fed Cup semifinal Saturday after Lucie Safarova and Petra Kvitova won the opening singles matches in straight sets.

    Associated Press
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  • Fed Cup: Petkovic gives Germany 1-0 lead in semi

    BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Andrea Petkovic closed out a 6-1, 7-6 (7) win over Sam Stosur on her fifth match point Saturday to give Germany a 1-0 lead over Australia in a Fed Cup semifinal.

    Associated Press
  • Radwanska leads Poland to 3-2 Fed Cup win vs Spain

    BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Agnieszka Radwanska won her second singles match before teaming up with Alicja Rosolska to claim the decisive doubles and give Poland a 3-2 win over Spain in their Fed Cup World Group playoff on Sunday.

    Associated Press
  • Federer beats injured Djokovic to reach final

    MONACO (AP) — Roger Federer ousted defending Monte Carlo Masters champion Novak Djokovic 7-5, 6-2 Saturday, and the second-ranked Serb said he plans to take a break to let his injured wrist heal.

    Associated Press
  • Spain pulls level with Poland in Fed Cup

    BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spain and Poland's Fed Cup World Group playoff will be decided by the doubles match after Agnieszka Radwanska and Silvia Soler-Espinosa split Sunday's reverse singles matches.

    Associated Press
  • Federer, Wawrinka into all-Swiss Monte Carlo final

    Monte Carlo (Monaco) (AFP) - Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka eased into the Monte Carlo Masters final on Saturday, setting up the first all-Swiss title showdown in 14 years. Federer, who has never won the trophy in the principality, beat Novak Djokovic 7-5, 6-2 as the defending champion and…

    AFP
  • Poland and Spain split points for 1-1 in Fed Cup

    BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Agnieszka Radwanska beat Silvia Soler-Espinosa to give Poland the first point of its Fed Cup World Group playoff against Spain on Saturday, only for sister Urszula Radwanska to surrender a one-set lead and lose to Maria-Teresa Torro-Flor.

    Associated Press
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