Tennis

  • French Tennis Player Hits A Ridiculous Between-The-Legs Shot During Davis Cup Match

    Gael Monfils has a well-earned reputation as one of the most exciting players in tennis today and he unleashed yet another jaw-dropping shot during France's Davis Cup win over the Czech Republic. France had already clinched their semifinals match-up when Monfils took the court to face Lukas Rosol.

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  • Tennis-Seoul Open women's singles round 1 results

    Tennis-Seoul Open women's singles round 1 resultsSept 16 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Seoul Open Women's Singles Round 1 matches on Tuesday 4-Magdalena Rybarikova (Slovakia) beat Francesca Schiavone (Italy) 6-4 3-6 6-2 Yanina Wickmayer

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  • Hingis, Bencic debut as doubles team in Tokyo

    Former world number one Martina Hingis and rising star Belinda Bencic made their debut as a dream doubles team for Switzerland Tuesday, winning their first match together at the Pan Pacific Open. Four-time Grand Slam singles champion Hingis, 33, and 17-year-old Bencic, who reached the US Open…

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  • Halep latest to qualify for WTA Finals

    By Patrick Johnston SINGAPORE (Reuters) - World number two Simona Halep has become the third player to book her place at the WTA Tour's season ending Finals tournament in Singapore next month. The 22-year-old has won the Qatar Open and her home Bucharest Open events this year to take her career…

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  • Former world No. 7 Nicole Vaidisova returns to pro tennis in Albuquerque

    Nicole Vaidisova is still just 25 years old, and was once ranked No. 7 in the world. To put the Czech native's talent in perspective, she is three months older, and a contemporary of, Victoria Azarenka. When she was playing regularly back in 2007, she defeated Azarenka (who would become a world No.…

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  • Isner, Querrey win; US beats Slovakia in Davis Cup

    Isner, Querrey win; US beats Slovakia in Davis CupHOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. (AP) -- John Isner and Sam Querrey won their singles matches Sunday as the U.S. completed a 5-0 sweep of Slovakia in the Davis Cup World Group playoff. Isner captured the final nine

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  • Lepchenko beats Rogowska to advance at Korea Open

    Lepchenko beats Rogowska to advance at Korea OpenSEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Fifth-seeded Varvara Lepchenko of the United States advanced to the second round of the Korea Open by beating Olivia Rogowska of Australia 6-1, 6-2 Monday.Lepchenko converted all

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  • India-Serbia Davis Cup playoff level at 2-2

    India-Serbia Davis Cup playoff level at 2-2BANGALORE, India (AP) — The Davis Cup World Group playoff between Serbia and India will be decided on Monday after the fifth and decisive singles match was suspended because of rain.Filip Krajinovic was leading

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  • UPDATE 2-Tennis-Cilic leads Croatia to Davis Cup playoff win, Spain out

    Open, Cilic snatched the crucial fifth rubber of Croatia's World Group playoff tie against the Netherlands in Amsterdam, beating Thiemo de Bakker 6-7(4) 6-4 6-2 7-5 to complete a 3-2 victory. Cilic, rested for the first singles, had won Saturday's doubles with Marin Draganja.

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  • Tennis-No grand slam winners but France have impressive depth

    By Julien Pretot PARIS, Sept 14 (Reuters) - France have a real chance of beating Switzerland in the Davis Cup final, even if Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka will stand in their way. While the Swiss, who will play away, rely on the fitness of grand slam champions Federer and Wawrinka in the…

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  • Mathieu, Muller advance at Moselle Open

    Mathieu, Muller advance at Moselle OpenMETZ, France (AP) — Former runner-up Paul-Henri Mathieu of France advanced to the second round of the Moselle Open on Monday with a 7-6 (2), 7-6 (3) win over Benjamin Becker of Germany.Both players held serve throughout

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  • Lisicki wins Hong Kong Open

    Lisicki wins Hong Kong OpenHONG KONG (AP) -- Sabine Lisicki won her first WTA title in three years by defeating Karolina Pliskova 7-5, 6-3 in the final of the Hong Kong Open on Sunday. No. 36-ranked Pliskova squandered a 5-1 lead in the match after she

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  • Lin beats Vinci in 1st round of Guangzhou Open

    Lin beats Vinci in 1st round of Guangzhou OpenGUANGZHOU, China (AP) -- Lin Zhu of China advanced to the second round of the Guangzhou Open by beating sixth-seeded Roberta Vinci of Italy 6-3, 7-6 (7) Monday. Shahar Peer of Israel, the 2009 champion, also

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  • Argentina tops Israel in Davis Cup playoff

    Favored Argentina won both matches on Sunday, rallying to defeat Israel 3-2 in a Davis Cup World Group playoff tie. Israel led 2-1 after Saturday's doubles, making this the first time in 24 years that Argentina has rallied to win a Davis Cup tie. In fact, Argentina has rallied to win just twice…

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  • Tennis-Federer fires Switzerland into Davis Cup final

    * Switzerland beat Italy to reach Davis Cup final * Will play France in November (Adds fifth rubber result) GENEVA, Sept 14 (Reuters) - Roger Federer secured Switzerland's place in the final of the Davis Cup for the first time since 1992 by comfortably beating Italy's Fabio Fognini in Geneva on…

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  • Lucic-Baroni beats Venus for first title since 1998

    Croatia's Mirjana Lucic-Baroni won her first WTA title since 1998 on Sunday, defeating former world number one Venus Williams 6-4, 6-3 to capture the Quebec City tournament. The 32-year-old former teen star won her only two prior WTA titles on home soil at the 1997 and 1998 Croatian Opens, beating…

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  • Tennis-Pan Pacific Open women's singles round 1 results

    Tennis-Pan Pacific Open women's singles round 1 resultsSept 15 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Pan Pacific Open Women's Singles Round 1 matches on Monday Elina Svitolina (Ukraine) beat Barbora Zahlavova Strycova (Czech Republic) 6-4 6-1 Garbine

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