• Nadal crashes out to Thiem in Buenos Aires

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    Top seeds Serena Williams and Angelique Kerber have withdrawn from the WTA Tennis Championships, organisers announced on Saturday. "We regret to announce that Serena Williams and Angelique Kerber have withdrawn due to illness and injury," the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships wrote on their…

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  • 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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  • 'Pretty horrible' Bencic to face Kasatkina in St Petersburg semis

    Top seed Belinda Bencic battled from a set down to claim a semi-final spot at the St. Petersburg Open on Friday, beating Russia's Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-7 (7/4), 6-4, 6-2. The 18-year-old Swiss, ranked 11th in the world, won in two hours and 32 minutes to record her second win over…

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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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  • Banned umpire worked at 2015 U.S. Open due to 'flaw'

    Denis Pitner was suspended by the International Tennis Federation in August after sending information about a player to a coach during a tournament and regularly logging on to a betting account from which bets were placed on tennis matches. "We had a flaw in our system. Denis Pitner did work as a…

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  • Bencic to meet Vinci in St Petersburg final

    The top two seeds will contest the St Petersburg Ladies Trophy final on Sunday after recording comfortable semi-final victories.

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  • Fritz beats 2nd-seeded Johnson in Memphis

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — American teenager Taylor Fritz won the biggest match of his career Thursday night, beating second-seeded Steve Johnson 7-6 (5), 7-6 (7) in the second round of the Memphis Open.

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  • Remit for tennis' Independent Review Panel confirmed

    Professional tennis' governing bodies have announced the protocols for a panel established to investigate corruption allegations.

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  • Williams beats Sevastova to reach semifinals of Taiwan Open

    Top-seeded Venus Williams beat Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia 7-5, 6-2 to advance to the semifinals of the Taiwan Open on Friday. Williams rallied from 5-2 down in the first set and broke Sevastova three more times to set up a semi with third-seeded Yulia Putintseva of Kazakhstan. ''I didn't think…

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  • Nishikori on track for Memphis Open defence

    Kei Nishikori is still in the hunt for his fourth-straight Memphis Open triumph after defeating Mikhail Kukushkin in straight sets.

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  • Bencic to play Vinci in St. Petersburg final

    ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Belinda Bencic of Switzerland beat Daria Kasatkina of Russia 6-4, 6-3 in a battle of 18-year-olds to book a St. Petersburg final against Roberta Vinci of Italy, who earlier in the day downed Serbia's Ana Ivanovic in straight sets.

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  • Nadal returns with a win in Buenos Aires

    Rafael Nadal returned to action for the first time since his shock first-round exit from the Australian Open with a straight-sets win over Juan Monaco in the ATP Argentina Open. Defending Buenos Aires champion Nadal wasn't his sharpest self in the rematch of last year's final. Monaco hadn't played…

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  • Venus fights back to reach Taiwan semis

    Venus Williams fought back from a slow start against Latvian world number 103 Anastasija Sevastova to reach the Taiwan Open semi-finals 7-5, 6-2 on Friday. The seven-time Grand Slam-winner was struggling at 2-5 down in the first set, but she then won five straight games and fended off two set…

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  • Monfils to face escape artist Klizan in Rotterdam final

    Frenchman Gael Monfils wasted no time in claiming a place in the Rotterdam World Tennis final on Saturday with a 6-3, 6-2 defeat of Philipp Kohlschreiber. The fifth seed, who was playing his first semi-final of 2016, won his 12th match from 14 career meetings in 76 minutes over the 32-year-old…

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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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  • Kohlschreiber sends Cilic crashing out in Rotterdam

    German Philipp Kohlschreiber stunned second seed Marin Cilic 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 on Friday to move into the semi-finals of the Rotterdam World Tennis at the eighth attempt. “I gained a lot of confidence after my break in the second set and it gave me belief that I could win the match”, Kohlschreiber…

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