Tennis

  • Wawrinka beats Federer to win Monte Carlo Masters

    Stanislas Wawrinka won the Monte Carlo Masters for the first time Sunday, rallying to beat Roger Federer 4-6, 7-6 (5), 6-2 in a rare all-Swiss final. The Australian Open champion had lost his previous two Masters finals and looked like losing a third until Federer's level dropped suddenly late in…

    The Associated Press55 mins ago
  • Novak Djokovic faces spell out with wrist injury

    MONACO (AP) -- Six-time Grand Slam champion Novak Djokovic will take a break from tennis to treat his sore right wrist.

    The Associated Press
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  • Fed Cup: Germany beat Australia in semifinal

    BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Germany sealed its place in the Fed Cup final by beating Australia after Angelique Kerber clinched the victory with a three-set win over Sam Stosur on Sunday.

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  • Czech Republic beats Italy 3-0 in Fed Cup semis

    OSTRAVA, Czech Republic (AP) — The Czech Republic has reached the Fed Cup final by defeating defending champion Italy after Petra Kvitova won the first reverse singles on Sunday.

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  • France, United States tied at 1 in Fed Cup

    Madison Keys rallied for a three-set victory over Alize Cornet on Saturday, giving the United States a split of the opening two matches in its Fed Cup weekend against France. France's Caroline Garcia began the day with a 6-3, 6-2 victory over Sloane Stephens. The United States is playing without…

    The Associated Press
  • Radwanska gives Poland 1-0 over Spain in Fed Cup

    BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Agnieszka Radwanska eased to a 6-2, 6-2 win over Silvia Soler-Espinosa to give Poland a 1-0 lead over Spain in their Fed Cup World Group playoff on Saturday.

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  • Tennis-Djokovic out for "some time" with wrist injury

    Novak Djokovic said on Saturday he would not be able to play tennis "for some time" after being hampered by a wrist injury at the Monte Carlo Masters. The Serbian second seed was knocked out 7-5 6-2 by former world number one Roger Federer in the semi-finals, being clearly bothered by his sore…

    Reuters
  • Cibulkova reaches Malaysian Open semis

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Top-seeded Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia rallied to beat Zarina Diyas of Kazakhstan 4-6, 6-2, 6-4 Friday and reach the semifinals of the Malaysian Open.

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  • UPDATE 4-Tennis-Nadal's claycourt streak ended by bold Ferrer

    Rafael Nadal's 30-match claycourt winning streak ended on Friday when the world number one was stunned 7-6(1) 6-4 by fellow Spaniard David Ferrer in the Monte Carlo Masters quarter-finals. Sixth seed Ferrer, who had beaten Nadal on clay only once 10 years ago and was brushed aside by the muscular…

    Reuters
  • Federer ousts ailing Djokovic in Monaco semis

    Roger Federer beat an injured Novak Djokovic 7-5 6-2 to set up an all-Swiss Monte Carlo Masters final with Stanislas Wawrinka after the Australian Open champion ousted David Ferrer 6-1 7-6 (3) on Saturday. Holder Djokovic resisted for one set before pain in his right wrist was just too much to bear…

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  • Nadal loses in quarterfinals in Monte Carlo

    Rafael Nadal's mastery of the Monte Carlo clay courts seems to be over. The top-ranked Spaniard hopes his confidence isn't gone, too. Nadal lost to fellow Spaniard David Ferrer 7-6 (1), 6-4 in the quarterfinals of the Monte Carlo Masters on Friday, his earliest exit since 2003 at a tournament that…

    The Associated Press
  • Federer beats injured Djokovic to reach final

    MONACO (AP) — Roger Federer ousted defending Monte Carlo Masters champion Novak Djokovic 7-5, 6-2 Saturday, and the second-ranked Serb said he plans to take a break to let his injured wrist heal.

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  • Cibulkova to play Vekic in Malaysian Open final

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Top-seeded Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia overcame a fighting Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic 6-7 (3), 6-3, 6-3 in the semifinals of the Malaysian Open on Saturday.

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  • Czech Republic leads Italy 2-0 in Fed Cup semis

    The Czech Republic took a commanding 2-0 lead over defending champion Italy in their Fed Cup semifinal Saturday after Lucie Safarova and Petra Kvitova won the opening singles matches in straight sets. Safarova gave the Czechs a 1-0 lead by upsetting Sara Errani 6-4, 6-1, and Kvitova used her…

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  • Federer beats Djokovic to reach Monte Carlo final

    MONACO (AP) — Roger Federer will try to win the Monte Carlo Masters for the first time and Stanislas Wawrinka his first Masters title anywhere when they meet in an all-Swiss final on Sunday.

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  • Federer, Wawrinka into all-Swiss Monte Carlo final

    Monte Carlo (Monaco) (AFP) - Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka eased into the Monte Carlo Masters final on Saturday, setting up the first all-Swiss title showdown in 14 years. Federer, who has never won the trophy in the principality, beat Novak Djokovic 7-5, 6-2 as the defending champion and…

    AFP
  • Fed Cup: Petkovic gives Germany 1-0 lead in semi

    BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Andrea Petkovic closed out a 6-1, 7-6 (7) win over Sam Stosur on her fifth match point Saturday to give Germany a 1-0 lead over Australia in a Fed Cup semifinal.

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  • Poland and Spain split points for 1-1 in Fed Cup

    BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Agnieszka Radwanska beat Silvia Soler-Espinosa to give Poland the first point of its Fed Cup World Group playoff against Spain on Saturday, only for sister Urszula Radwanska to surrender a one-set lead and lose to Maria-Teresa Torro-Flor.

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  • Nadal crashes in Monte Carlo, Federer faces Djokovic

    Monte Carlo (Monaco) (AFP) - Eight-time champion Rafael Nadal slumped to a shock Monte Carlo Masters quarter-final defeat to compatriot David Ferrer on Friday while Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic struggled into a semi-final showdown. Ferrer claimed a famous 7-6 (7/1), 6-4 win to hand the top seed…

    AFP