Tennis

  • Berdych falls; Johnson, Raonic win at Citi Open

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Vasek Pospisil got the best of Tomas Berdych - again.

    The Associated Press
  • King withdraws; Kuznetsova gains Citi Open semis

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Vania King withdrew from the Citi Open before her quarterfinal Friday against two-time major champion Svetlana Kuznetsova because of a right hip injury.

    The Associated Press
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  • Williams, Ivanovic reach Bank of West quarters

    Venus Williams advanced to the Bank of the West quarterfinals Thursday night, beating fourth-seeded Victoria Azarenka 6-4, 7-6 (1). After the 10th-ranked Azarenka, who celebrated her 25th birthday, saved three match points to force to tie it 6-6, Williams won the first five points in the…

    The Associated Press
  • Raonic, Young advance to Washington semis

    Wimbledon semi-finalist Milos Raonic advanced to a last-four matchup with upset-minded Donald Young after both won Friday matches at the ATP and WTA Washington Open. Canadian second seed Raonic fired 16 aces with only a pair of double faults to defeat American Steve Johnson 7-6 (7/2), 6-2 while…

    AFP
  • Thiem, Goffin reach maiden final in Kitzbuehel

    KITZBUEHEL, Austria (AP) — Dominic Thiem of Austria won two matches Friday to set up a final against David Goffin of Belgium at the Kitzbuehel Cup.

    Associated Press
  • Li Na's knee forces her out of entire U.S. Open series

    The Chinese world No. 2 is resting her chronically ailing knee, won't be back until the Asian swing.

    Busted Racquet
  • Tennis star Wozniacki to run NYC Marathon

    Caroline Wozniacki always feels confident she can outrun her opponent on the tennis court. Wozniacki plans to play a full tournament schedule this fall while fitting in time to train for the New York City Marathon. Golfer Rory McIlroy broke off their engagement in late May, less than a month before…

    The Associated Press
  • Nadal withdraws from Toronto, Cincinnati with injury

    Rafa Nadal will miss two U.S. Open tune-up events due to a wrist injury that has put his status in doubt for a title defence at the year's final grand slam. Nadal, who suffered the injury during practice, will have to wear a cast on his right wrist for two-to-three weeks, forcing him to withdraw…

    Reuters
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  • Tennis - Venus topples birthday girl Azarenka

    - Seven-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams ousted fourth-seeded birthday girl Victoria Azarenka in straight sets Thursday to reach the quarter-finals of the WTA hardcourt tournament at Stanford.

    AFP
  • Serena Williams wins in her return

    Serena Williams looked healthy and played sharp in her first tournament since defaulting during a doubles match with sister Venus at Wimbledon. The top-ranked player stopped worrying and started having fun again, beating Karolina Pliskova 7-5, 6-2 in a second round match at the Bank of the West…

    The Associated Press
  • Li Na to sit out US Open with knee injury

    World number two Li Na of China announced on Thursday that she will miss next month's US Open as she struggles with a knee injury. "I wanted to let all of my great fans know that unfortunately I am going to have to withdraw from the upcoming WTA events in Montreal and Cincinnati, as well as the US…

    AFP
  • Tennis - Raonic advances, Isner out in Washington

    - Canadian second seed Milos Raonic advanced on Wednesday in second-round matches at the ATP and WTA Washington Open, while US fifth seed John Isner lost.

    AFP
  • Nishikori, Roanic, Berdych win in Washington

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Japan's Kei Nishikori won his opening match on the pre-U.S. Open hard-court circuit, beating Sam Querrey of the United States 6-4, 5-7, 6-4 Wednesday in the second round of the Citi Open.

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  • Pospisil dumps Berdych, Raonic wins in Washington

    Washington (AFP) - Czech top seed Tomas Berdych was ousted from the ATP and WTA Washington Open, falling 6-2, 6-4 to Canada's Vasek Pospisil in a third-round match.

    AFP
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  • Donald Young to face Raonic in Washington semis

    There appeared to be little reason to expect Donald Young to make a deep run at the Citi Open. After four victories in a row, three against seeded opponents, Young is back in an ATP semifinal, getting there by beating No. 7 Kevin Anderson 3-6, 7-6 (3), 6-2 on Friday at the Citi Open.

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  • Berdych, Raonic win, Isner falls at Washington

    Czech top seed Tomas Berdych and Wimbledon semi-finalist Milos Raonic advanced while US fifth seed John Isner lost in second-round matches at the ATP and WTA Washington Open. Berdych, seeking his 10th career ATP title and first on US soil, defeated US qualifier Robby Ginepri 6-1, 6-4 on Wednesday…

    AFP
  • John Isner loses tough one in D.C., then complains about court assignment

    The American, seeded No. 5 at the Citi Open in Washington, D.C., thought he should be on the Stadium court Wednesday.

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  • Thiem, Monaco reach semifinals in Kitzbuehel

    KITZBUEHEL, Austria (AP) — Dominic Thiem of Austria beat defending champion Marcel Granollers of Spain 6-4, 7-5 to reach his first career semifinal at the Kitzbuehel Cup on Friday.

    Associated Press
  • 2013 champ Granollers reaches Kitzbuehel quarters

    KITZBUEHEL, Austria (AP) — Defending champion Marcel Granollers of Spain defeated Diego Schwartzman of Argentina 6-3, 6-4 to reach the quarterfinals of the Kitzbuehel Cup on Thursday, while top-seeded Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany lost.

    Associated Press
  • John Isner loses to Steve Johnson at Washington

    Speaking to reporters moments after losing his opening match at the Citi Open, John Isner swore, gave clipped answers and complained that he and fellow American Steve Johnson played on a secondary court instead of in the main stadium. Nishikori edged Sam Querrey 6-4, 5-7, 6-4, while Berdych beat…

    The Associated Press
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