Tennis

  • Wozniacki moves up WTA chart after Istanbul success

    Paris (AFP) - Caroline Wozniacki, who opened her 2014 account with victory in Istanbul, climbed two places to 13 in the latest WTA rankings published on Monday.

    AFP
  • Querrey beats Johnson at Atlanta Open

    Sam Querrey beat hometown buddy Steve Johnson 7-6 (3), 7-5 to open the BB&T Atlanta Open on Monday. Fellow American Donald Young lost in straight sets to Israel's Dudi Sela 6-3, 6-0. Defending champion John Isner (ranked No. 12 in the world) had a bye Monday as the No. 1 seed, and No. 72 Jack Sock…

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  • Jovanovski advances at Baku Cup

    BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) -- Fifth-seeded Bojana Jovanovski of Serbia survived a scare against Patricia Mayr-Achleitner of Austria, winning 2-6, 7-5, 6-3 Monday to advance to the second round of the Baku Cup.

    The Associated Press
  • Troicki wins match at Swiss Open after 1-year ban

    GSTAAD, Switzerland (AP) -- Viktor Troicki returned from a one-year ban for a doping rules violation with victory in the Swiss Open first round on Monday.

    The Associated Press
  • Carreno Busta, Coric reach 2nd round in Umag

    UMAG, Croatia (AP) -- Pablo Carreno Busta saved two match points to defeat Italy's Paolo Lorenzi 4-6, 6-1, 7-5 and reach the second round of the Croatia Open on Monday.

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  • Tomic tantalizes wary Australia with Bogota win

    Australia's frosty relationship with bad boy Bernard Tomic looks set to thaw after the 21-year-old displayed grit and passion to grind down big-serving Croatian Ivo Karlovic 7-6 3-6 7-6 in the Colombian Open final on Sunday. Too late to win automatic qualification for next month's U.S. Open,…

    Reuters
  • Mayer stuns Ferrer to win maiden title in Hamburg

    Argentina's world number 46 Leonardo Mayer captured his first ATP title on Sunday when he fought back to defeat top seeded Spaniard David Ferrer, 6-7 (3/7), 6-1, 7-6 (7/4) in the Hamburg final. Mayer becomes the lowest-ranked winner of an ATP World Tour 500 tournament since number 54 Radek Stepanek…

    AFP
  • Barthel beats Scheepers at Swedish Open final

    BASTAD, Sweden (AP) -- Germany's Mona Barthel beat Chanelle Scheepers of South Africa 6-3, 7-6 (3) in the final to win the Swedish Open on Sunday.

    The Associated Press
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  • Wild card Tomic wins Bogota final

    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- Wild card Bernard Tomic denied Ivo Karlovic's attempt to retain his Claro Open Colombia title, beating the second-seeded Croat 7-6 (5), 3-6, 7-6 (4) in the final Sunday.

    The Associated Press
  • Tomic hails 'huge' Bogota win over Karlovic

    Australia's Bernard Tomic described as "huge" Sunday's 7-6 (7/5), 3-6, 7-6 (7/4) defeat of defending champion Ivo Karlovic in the Colombia Open final which secured his return to the world top 100. The 21-year-old Tomic, whose rollercoaster career took another twist when he split with global…

    AFP
  • Tennis-ATP Tour singles standings

    July 21 (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 (7) David Ferrer(Spain) 4085 7 (6)…

    Reuters
  • Wozniacki routs Vinci for Istanbul title

    Top seed Caroline Wozniacki won her first title of the year and 22nd of her career on Sunday when she defeated second-seeded Italian Roberta Vinci 6-1, 6-1 in the Istanbul WTA final. The former world number one has now won a WTA title every year for the last seven years, winning her first three in…

    AFP
  • Kirilenko calls off engagement with Capitals' Ovechkin

    (Reuters) - Russian tennis player Maria Kirilenko has called off her engagement to Washington Capitals captain Alexander Ovechkin, R-Sport said on Monday, as another high-profile sporting romance hit the rocks. Just two months after newly crowned British Open champion Rory McIlroy and Danish tennis…

    Reuters
  • Dropped by longtime agency IMG, Aussie wild-card Bernard Tomic wins title in Bogotá

    At 21, Bernard Tomic already has had quite an eventful tennis career.

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  • His doping suspension served, Serbia's Viktor Troicki gets wild card into Gstaad

    After a year away from the game, Troicki must start all over again.

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  • Mayer upsets Ferrer in Hamburg for 1st title

    HAMBURG, Germany (AP) — Argentina's Leonardo Mayer upset top-seeded David Ferrer of Spain 6-7 (3), 6-1, 7-6 (4) in the Hamburg Open final on Sunday to win his first ATP title.

    Associated Press
  • Tennis - WTA Tour singles standings

    July 21 (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) 5330 6 (6) Maria Sharapova(Russia) 4881 7 (7) Eugenie…

    Reuters
  • Wozniacki defeats Vinci to win Istanbul Cup title

    ISTANBUL (AP) -- Caroline Wozniacki overpowered second-seeded Roberta Vinci 6-1, 6-1 Sunday to win the Istanbul Cup final and clinch her first WTA title of the year and 22nd overall.

    The Associated Press