Tennis

  • Wimbledon semi-finalist Dimitrov pulls out with flu

    Ninth-ranked Grigor Dimitrov, coming off a Wimbledon semi-final run, pulled out of next week's ATP Washington Open after doctors diagnosed him with the flu and a sinus infection. Dimitrov, linked romantically with WTA superstar Maria Sharapova, had been seeded third in the $1.9 million ATP and WTA…

    AFP
  • Cuevas wins Croatia Open final

    UMAG, Croatia (AP) — Uruguayan qualifier Pablo Cuevas beat defending champion Tommy Robredo of Spain 6-3, 6-4 on Sunday to win the Croatia Open final after ousting top-seeded Fabio Fognini of Italy earlier the same day.

    Associated Press
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  • Tennis-ATP Tour singles standings

    July 28 (Infostrada Sports) - Standings from the ATP Tour singles Points 1 (1) Novak Djokovic(Serbia) 13130 2 (2) Rafa Nadal(Spain) 12670 3 (3) Roger Federer(Switzerland) 6070 4 (4) Stanislas Wawrinka(Switzerland) 5770 5 (5) Tomas Berdych(Czech Republic) 4410 6 (6) David Ferrer(Spain) 4085 7 (7)…

    Reuters
  • Isner retains Atlanta title with defeat of Sela

    (Reuters) - Top seed John Isner claimed the Atlanta Open title for the second successive year with a 6-3 6-4 defeat of Israel's Dudi Sela on Sunday. Standing 6-foot-10, Isner towered over the 5-foot-9 Sela and punished him with his serve. "This is my favorite time of year," American Isner told…

    Reuters
  • Washington Kastles win World TeamTennis title

    Martina Hingis led Washington to its fourth straight World TeamTennis title and fifth in six years Sunday, beating Olga Govortsova 5-2 in singles in the Kastles' 25-13 victory over the Springfield Lasers. You have to keep it sweet!'' Washington swept the five matches. Hingis teamed with Anastasia…

    The Associated Press
  • Svitolina repeats as Baku Cup champion

    Elena Svitolina of Ukraine successfully defended her title at the Baku Cup, defeating 2012 champion Bojana Jovanovski of Serbia in the final Sunday 6-1, 7-6 (2). The second-seeded Svitolina broke Jovanovski twice to capture the opening set in 22 minutes, then saved all three break points she faced…

    The Associated Press
  • Top-seeded Isner wins 2nd straight Atlanta title

    Top-seeded John Isner overpowered Dudi Sela on Sunday to successfully defend his Atlanta Open title, blowing serve after serve past the 5-foot-9 Israeli player in a 6-3, 6-4 victory. Serving for the match, the 6-foot-10 Isner fell behind 30-0 before Sela sent a backhand into the net, and then…

    The Associated Press
  • Monaco mounts a comeback to reach Gstaad final

    Argentine Juan Monaco claimed a place in his first final in almost a year on Saturday as he defeated Robin Haase 6-3, 7-6 (7/4) at the Swiss Open, setting up a showdown with Spain's Pablo Andujar. Monaco, whose ranking has plummeted to 105 after a series of injuries going back to late 2013,…

    AFP
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  • Singapore win women's team table tennis gold in Glasgow

    Singapore beat Malaysia 3-0 in the women’s table tennis final to secure a fourth straight gold in the event at the Commonwealth Games on Sunday. The strong favourites suffered a mild surprise when they lost their first match since their win in the inaugural tournament in 2002 in their semi-final…

    AFP
  • Dimitrov out of Washington hard-court tournament

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Wimbledon semifinalist Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria has withdrawn from the Citi Open hard-court tournament, citing the flu and a sinus infection.

    Associated Press
  • Tennis - WTA Tour singles standings

    July 28 (Infostrada Sports) - Standings from the WTA Tour singles Points 1 (1) Serena Williams(U.S.) 9231 2 (2) Li Na(China) 6960 3 (3) Simona Halep(Romania) 6785 4 (4) Petra Kvitova(Czech Republic) 6070 5 (5) Agnieszka Radwanska(Poland) 5130 6 (6) Maria Sharapova(Russia) 4881 7 (7) Eugenie…

    Reuters
  • Top-seeded John Isner reaches Atlanta Open final

    Top-seeded defending champion John Isner advanced to the Atlanta Open final for the fourth time in the tournament's five-year history, beating practice partner Jack Sock 7-5, 6-4 on Saturday. As the 12th-ranked Isner seeks his ninth career title on Sunday, Dudi Sela will try to win his first. The…

    The Associated Press
  • Isner downs Sela to retain Atlanta ATP crown

    Atlanta (AFP) - Top-seeded John Isner won his second straight Atlanta ATP title on Sunday with a 6-3, 6-4 victory over unseeded Israeli Dudi Sela.

    AFP
  • Andujar beats Monaco in Swiss Open final

    Pablo Andujar of Spain won his first title in more than two years on Sunday, beating Juan Monaco of Argentina 6-3, 7-5 in the Swiss Open final. It was the 71st-ranked Andujar's third career title, all on clay courts. Andujar got the only break in the first set to take a 5-3 lead and then held serve…

    The Associated Press
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  • Andujar, Monaco advance to Swiss Open final

    GSTAAD, Switzerland (AP) -- Unseeded pair Pablo Andujar and Juan Monaco advanced Saturday to the Swiss Open title match.

    The Associated Press
  • Svitolina, Jovanovski in Baku Cup final

    BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) -- Defending champion Elina Svitolina advanced to the Baku Cup final after beating Francesca Schiavone of Italy 3-6, 6-1, 6-4 on Saturday.

    The Associated Press
  • Defending champ Isner to face Sela in Atlanta final

    Top seed and defending champion John Isner reached his fourth Atlanta ATP final in five years with a straight-sets victory over fellow American Jack Sock. Isner, ranked 12th in the world, broke the unseeded Sock once in each set -- both times to take the set. Isner avenged a quarter-final loss to…

    AFP
  • Pablo Andujar breaks two-year title drought

    Spain's Pablo Andujar broke a title drought lasting for more than two years on Sunday as he defeated Argentine Juan Monaco 6-3, 7-5 to win the Swiss Open. The 71st-ranked Andujar, who won on the village court where the clay stands 1,050 meters above sea level, has two trophies from Casablanca,…

    AFP
  • Tennis - Monaco mounts a comeback to reach Gstaad final

    - Argentine Juan Monaco claimed a place in his first final in almost a year on Saturday as he defeated Robin Haase 6-3, 7-6 (7/4) at the Swiss Open. The ATP number 105, who has slipped out of the top 100 after a series of injuries going back to late 2013, recovered from breaks down in both sets to…

    AFP
  • Cuevas reaches final of Croatia Open

    UMAG, Croatia (AP) — Uruguayan qualifier Pablo Cuevas defeated top-seeded Fabio Fognini from Italy 6-3, 6-4 to reach the final of Croatia Open on Sunday.

    Associated Press
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