• Venus claims inaugural Taiwan Open

    Venus Williams claimed her 49th career title as she took out the inaugural Taiwan Open with a straight-sets win over Misaki Doi.

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  • Nishikori to face US teen in Memphis final

    Three-time defending champion Kei Nishikori advanced to the ATP Memphis final by beating US fourth seed Sam Querrey, setting up a title showdown with history-making teen prodigy Taylor Fritz. Top seed Nishikori rallied to beat Querrey 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 for his 16th consecutive Memphis victory over four…

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  • Halep heads pullout-plagued Dubai WTA field

    What had looked to be a strong start to the post-Melbourne season began deteriorating last week as the pullouts due to various aliments and injuries mounted prior to Monday's first day at the Aviation Club. In addition to world number one Williams and Germany's Kerber, other absentees include 2012…

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  • Nadal crashes out to Thiem in ATP Argentina Open semi-final

    Defending champion Rafael Nadal suffered another setback Saturday when he squandered a match point before losing 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (7/4) to Austria's Dominic Thiem in the Argentina Open semi-finals. Top seed Nadal, playing on his favourite clay surface, finally wilted in the 32-degree heat in Buenos…

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  • Tennis-Vinci ends three-year title drought by triumphing in St. Petersburg

    Italy's Roberta Vinci captured her 10th WTA singles title on Sunday after she outclassed Swiss teenager Belinda Bencic 6-4 6-3 to win the St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy. The U.S. Open finalist, who had previously announced that she would quit tennis at the end of 2016, showed that she still had the…

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  • Tops seeds Williams, Kerber pull out of Dubai Open

    Top seeds Serena Williams and Angelique Kerber have withdrawn from the WTA Tennis Championships, organisers announced on Saturday. "We regret to announce that Serena Williams and Angelique Kerber have withdrawn due to illness and injury," the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships wrote on their…

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  • Nadal slips to Thiem loss, Almagro finally beats Ferrer

    Former world number one Rafa Nadal wasted a match point as he slipped to a surprise semi-final loss to Austrian Dominic Thiem on his beloved clay at the Argentina Open on Saturday. The defending champion was one point away from victory at 5-4 in the third on Thiem's serve but the Austrian rallied,…

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  • Fritz youngest American in ATP semifinal since Chang in '89

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Teenager Taylor Fritz beat Benjamin Becker of Germany 6-4, 5-7, 7-6 (5) on Friday at the Memphis Open, becoming the youngest American to reach an ATP Tour semifinal since 1989.

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  • Comeback king Klizan to meet Monfils in Rotterdam final

    Gael Monfils will start as the favourite in Sunday's Rotterdam Open final, but Martin Klizan is unlikely to go down without a fight.

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  • No Serena or Kerber as Halep eyes title defense in Dubai

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Simona Halep wasn't sure she would be healthy enough to defend her title at the hardcourt Dubai Tennis Championships, which start Monday, so she didn't enter the event at first.

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  • Tennis-Venus vanquishes Doi to claim inaugural Taiwan title

    American multiple grand slam champion Venus Williams collected the 49th title of her illustrious career by defeating Japan's Misaki Doi 6-4 6-2 in the final of the inaugural Taiwan Open on Sunday. The 35-year-old Californian, who was beaten in the first rounds of the Auckland Classic and Australian…

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  • Nadal into semi-finals at Argentina Open

    Reigning Argentina Open champion Rafael Nadal eased through to the semi-finals of the competition after beating Paolo Lorenzi.

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  • Thiem digs deep to claim Argentina crown

    Fifth seed Dominic Thiem edged a tight Argentina Open final to claim his fourth ATP title – all of which have come on clay.

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  • Banned tennis umpire officiated at US Open, Qatar

    A tennis umpire who was suspended for a year as part of a betting investigation continued to work at tournaments, including last year's US Open, the US Tennis Association (USTA) confirmed Friday. Croatia's Denis Pitner, banned for a year in August after passing on information about a player's…

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  • Tennis-Fritz blitz helps American teenager set Memphis milestone

    Talented teenager Taylor Fritz surpassed Jimmy Connors, Andre Agassi and John McEnroe to become the fastest American finalist on the ATP Tour after reaching the title decider in Memphis on Saturday. Fritz, just 18-years and three months, fought back to beat Lithuania's Ricardas Berankis 2-6 6-3 6-4…

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  • Venus Williams bags tough win to reach Taiwan final

    Venus Williams fought a challenging match to defeat Russia's Yulia Putintseva 7-5, 6-3 on Saturday, securing her spot in the Taiwan Open final. The seven-time Grand Slam winner bagged a suspenseful win in the opening set with Putintseva closing in on Williams' early lead after a pep talk from her…

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  • Monfils and Klizan to meet in World Tennis Tournament final

    Fifth-seeded Gael Monfils of France beat Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany 6-3, 6-2 Saturday to set up a World Tennis Tournament final against Martin Klizan of Slovakia, who earlier beat qualifier Nicolas Mahut of France 6-7 (3), 7-6 (7), 6-2. The unseeded Klizan saved five match points in his…

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