Tennis

  • Tennis-No backhanded compliments for Federer from Edberg

    By Steve Keating TORONTO (Reuters) - Roger Federer's backhand has been described as a thing of beauty and perhaps the most exquisite stroke the tennis world has seen, but his coach Stefan Edberg feels his was a little better. "A lot of the other strokes I think he does a lot better than I did but…

    Reuters
  • Venus advances, Serena set for WTA return at Stanford

    Seven-time Grand Slam singles champion Venus Williams advanced to the second round of the WTA Stanford hardcourt tournament Tuesday by defeating Poland's Paula Kania 6-3, 6-2. Williams booked a second-round match against world number 10 Victoria Azarenka of Belarus at the US Open tuneup event.…

    AFP
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  • Safarova loses in 1st round of Citi Open

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Top-seeded Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic lost to France's Kristina Mladenovic in the first round of the Citi Open on Tuesday.

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  • Retired Andy Roddick can't play a little fun U.S. Open doubles with Mardy Fish, and he's displeased.

    There's this thing called drug testing procedure in tennis, but Andy Roddick is ignoring it.

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  • Isner hopes to keep rolling into the US Open

    John Isner, coming off a victory last week in Atlanta, is counting on a solid showing at this week's Washington Open to keep his momentum strong heading into the US Open. Big-serving Isner, ranked 12th in the world and seeded fifth this week, won at Auckland early in the season and defended his…

    AFP
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    Serena Williams back and feeling good after Wimbledon exit

    World number one Serena Williams on Monday held her first press conference since dramatically pulling out of a Wimbledon doubles game after suffering from what the WTA described as a "viral illness". Duration: 00:57

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  • Yevgeny Kafelnikov ignores the first rule of Hall of Fame enshrinement.

    The former Russian tennis star will be among the nominees for induction into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2015. But he wasn't supposed to tell.

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  • No fear for confident Nishikori against stars

    Japan's Kei Nishikori has new confidence against the top stars in tennis, thanks to some success on the court and in his work with coach Michael Chang. Nishikori, enjoying his best ATP season with a repeat title at Memphis and win on Barcelona clay, begins his push toward the US Open this week as…

    AFP
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  • Ivanovic lone seeded player to win at Stanford

    Ana Ivanovic has a new coach and a better outlook. The fifth-seeded Ivanovic won her first-round match in the Bank of the West Classic, defeating Sabine Lisicki 7-6 (2), 6-1 on Tuesday. ''My mentality has changed,'' Ivanovic said. I did that today in the tiebreak.'' She also hired Dejan Petrovic…

    The Associated Press
  • Serena says woozy Wimbledon finish due to virus

    Top-ranked Serena Williams, in her first tournament since looking weak in a disturbing Wimbledon exit, said her weariness was caused by a virus that had her bed-ridden for three days. Williams, who will make her return Wednesday in a WTA event at Stanford University, said she is fine now and ready…

    AFP
  • Recovered from illness, Serena ready for return

    Serena Williams finally realized what happened days later, when she was allowed to get out of bed. Williams said she was barely aware of how sick she was as she tried to play through a viral infection that caused her to lose equilibrium during a women's doubles match with sister Venus at Wimbledon.

    The Associated Press
  • Rafa, Novak back in charge, says number 5 Berdych

    Fifth-ranked Tomas Berdych, hoping to crack the top four in men's tennis for years, says Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal have resumed their stranglehold at the top despite Stanislas Wawrinka's shock Australian Open title. The 28-year-old Czech, seeking his 10th career ATP title as the top seed at…

    AFP
  • Tennis-Washington Open women's singles round 1 results

    July 29 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Washington Open Women's Singles Round 1 matches on Monday 8-Sorana Cirstea (Romania) beat Kiki Bertens (Netherlands) 6-4 4-6 6-3 Kurumi Nara (Japan) beat 7-Madison Keys (U.S.) 7-5 6-3 Zarina Diyas (Kazakhstan) beat Tornado Alicia Black (U.S.) 6-4 6-0…

    Reuters
  • Gstaad champion Andujar wins opener in Kitzbuehel

    Pablo Andujar beat Jurgen Melzer 6-3, 6-4 at the Kitzbuehel Cup on Tuesday, two days after earning his third career title in Gstaad. Melzer returned from a toe injury and played his first match since losing to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the first round at Wimbledon. Andujar will face Paolo Lorenzi of…

    The Associated Press
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  • Winners and losers from the Canadian and Senior British Opens

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  • Ivanovic lone seeded player to win

    STANFORD, California (AP) — Fifth-seeded seed Ana Ivanovic won her first-round match in the Bank of the West Classic, defeating Sabine Lisicki of Germany 7-6 (2), 6-1 on Tuesday.

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  • Stosur bundled out in 1st round at Stanford

    STANFORD, California (AP) — Teenage qualifier Naomi Osaka of Japan defeated Samantha Stosur 4-6, 7-5 (7), 7-5 in the first round of the Bank of the West Classic on Monday, dealing a blow to the former U.S. Open champion's preparations for this year's Grand Slam at Flushing Meadows.

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  • Tennis - Venus advances at Stanford with Serena up next

    - Seven-time Grand Slam singles champion Venus Williams advanced to the second round of the WTA Stanford hardcourt tournament on Tuesday by defeating Poland's Paula Kania 6-3, 6-2.

    AFP
  • Tennis - Rafa, Novak back in charge says Berdych

    - Fifth-ranked Tomas Berdych, hoping to crack the top four in men's tennis for years, says Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal have resumed their stranglehold at the top despite Stanislas Wawrinka's shock Australian Open title. The 28-year-old Czech, top seed at this week's ATP and WTA Washington Open,…

    AFP
  • Thiem beats Souza in Kitzbuehel opener

    KITZBUEHEL, Austria (AP) -- Fifth-seeded Dominic Thiem defeated Joao Souza of Brazil 7-6 (4), 3-6, 7-5 in a rain-soaked first-round match at the Bet-at-Home Cup on Monday.

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