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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  • Back on court for the first time since 2010, Nicole Vaidisova makes it look easy

    In an era when professional players are away from the Tour for three weeks and bemoan their lack of match play, Nicole Vaidisova took to the court in Albuquerque, NM Tuesday afternoon after four and a half years away from the game ... and won in straight sets. A year off a second shoulder surgery…

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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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  • 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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  • Tennis-Halep latest to qualify for WTA Finals

    By Patrick Johnston SINGAPORE, Sept 16 (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…

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  • Dominika Cibulkova advances at Pan Pacific Open

    Dominika Cibulkova advances at Pan Pacific OpenTOKYO (AP) -- Playing through an earthquake, sixth-seeded Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia beat Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium 6-1, 6-3 Tuesday and advanced to the second round of the Pan Pacific Open. During

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  • Top seed Radwanska wins Korea Open opener

    Top seed Radwanska wins Korea Open openerSEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Top-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland began her title defense in comfortable fashion by beating Polona Hercog of Slovenia 6-3, 6-3 in the Korea Open on Tuesday. Playing her second

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

    Tennis-Pan Pacific Open women's singles round 1 resultsSept 16 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Pan Pacific Open Women's Singles Round 1 matches on Tuesday Marina Erakovic (New Zealand) beat 5-Sara Errani (Italy) 6-4 6-1 Casey Dellacqua

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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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  • Seppi retires at Moselle Open

    Seppi retires at Moselle OpenMETZ, France (AP) -- Igor Sijsling advanced to the second round of the Open de Moselle on Tuesday after Andreas Seppi retired with a lower back pain. Sijsling, ranked 74th in the world, was leading 6-0, 4-1 when his Italian

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Tennis - Swiss teen Bencic upsets Kuznetsova in Tokyo

    Tennis - Swiss teen Bencic upsets Kuznetsova in Tokyo- Rising Swiss star Belinda Bencic upset two-time Grand Slam champion Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-3, 6-0 in the first round of the Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo Monday, maintaining recent impressive form.The

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  • Safarova beats Keys to advance at Pan Pacific Open

    Safarova beats Keys to advance at Pan Pacific OpenTOKYO (AP) -- Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic rallied from a set down to beat American teenager Madison Keys 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-2 in the first round of the Pan Pacific Open on Monday. The seventh-seeded

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  • Stosur among cull of seeds in Guangzhou 1st round

    Stosur among cull of seeds in Guangzhou 1st roundHONG KONG (AP) -- Top-seeded Samantha Stosur was the most notable among the five seeds to lose in first-round action at the Guangzhou Open on Tuesday. The 2011 U.S. Open champion fell to Chinese wild card

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  • After 16 long, difficult years, Mirjana Lucic-Baroni is in the winner's circle again

    The first thing Mirjana Lucic-Baroni did upon defeating Venus Williams 6-4, 6-3 in the Coupe Banque Nationale final was to whip out her cellphone and call her husband. To win a tournament for the first time in 16 years, as the 32-year-old Croat now based in Florida did on Sunday in Quebec City, is…

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