• Serena ousts Stephens to extend winning run in Madrid

    World number one Serena Williams extended her unbeaten record this season to 22 matches with a routine 6-4, 6-0 win over Sloane Stephens to move into the third round of the Madrid Open on Monday. The 19-time Grand Slam champion will face either Victoria Azarenka or Ajla Tomljanovic in the third…

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  • Nadal coming to terms with rankings slide

    By Tim Hanlon BARCELONA (Reuters) - This is normally the time of year when Rafa Nadal comes into his own, honing his formidable claycourt skills in preparation for Roland Garros and leaving a trail of brutalized opponents to pick themselves up off the red clay. Since hitting the big time in 2005,…

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  • Baltimore death saddens Serena Williams

    Tennis world number one Serena Williams declared her sadness at the ongoing racial tension in Baltimore following the death of an unarmed African-American man due to injuries suffered whilst in police custody. A curfew was imposed in the American city after rioting and protests following the death…

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  • Williams beats Stephens, advances to Madrid Open 3rd round

    MADRID (AP) — Serena Williams needed just 58 minutes to beat fellow American Sloane Stephens 6-4, 6-0 Monday and reach the third round of the Madrid Open.

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  • Clay title delights Murray, not lederhosen

    Andy Murray was delighted to become the first Briton to win a clay-court title for 39 years on Monday in Munich -- even if the accompanying lederhosen were a little snug. The 27-year-old claimed the first clay-court title of his career by seeing off Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber in a tough…

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  • Tennis-Madrid Open women's singles round 1 results

    May 3 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Madrid Open Women's Singles Round 1 matches on Sunday Varvara Lepchenko (U.S.) beat Andreea Mitu (Romania) 7-6(3) 6-4 Victoria Azarenka (Belarus) beat 16-Venus Williams (U.S.) 6-3 7-5 14-Karolina Pliskova (Czech Republic) beat Silvia Soler Espinosa…

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  • Tennis - Djokovic well ahead in ATP rankings

    - Roger Federer clinched his 85th career title in Istanbul on Sunday but remains second in Monday's unchanged ATP rankings, still led by Novak Djokovic. The 27-year old Serb holds the top spot for the 40th consecutive week, more than 5,000 points ahead of the Swiss star with Scot Andy Murray…

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  • Federer ends clay drought with 85th title

    Roger Federer defeated Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay to clinch the Istanbul Open on Sunday for his 85th career crown and first title on red clay for over a half a decade. Top seed Federer showed dexterity and power despite resolute defence from his opponent, who required two injury timeouts for treatment…

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  • Tennis - Serena Williams cruises into Madrid 3rd round

    - World number one Serena Williams extended her unbeaten record this season to 22 matches with a routine 6-4, 6-0 win over Sloane Stephens to move into the third round of the Madrid Open on Monday. The 19-time Grand Slam champion will face either Victoria Azarenka or Ajla Tomljanovic in the third…

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  • Hewitt to skip French Open to focus on Wimbledon, Davis Cup

    SYDNEY (AP) — Two-time Grand Slam champion and former No. 1 Lleyton Hewitt will not play this month's French Open in what is likely to be his last year on tour.

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  • Gasquet beats Kyrgios to win Estoril Open title

    Richard Gasquet of France won the Estoril Open final in straight sets on Sunday, beating Australian Nick Kyrgios 6-3, 6-2. Fifth-seeded Gasquet, who broke seventh-seeded Kyrgios three times on the clay court, won in just over an hour for his 12th career title and second of the year after also…

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  • Murray snaps claycourt jinx with first title in Munich

    Andy Murray's preparations for the French Open gathered momentum as he claimed the first claycourt title of his career with a 7-6(4) 5-7 7-6(4) win over twice champion Philipp Kohlschreiber in the rain-delayed Munich Open final on Monday. It was the world number three's first title as a married man…

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  • Ma wins men's singles at world championships

    Top-seeded Ma Long of China beat teammate Fang Bo 4-2 in a close fought match to win the men's singles title at the world table tennis championships in Suzhou Sunday. Ma, 26, trumped 14th-ranked Fang 11-7, 7-11, 11-4, 11-8, 11-13, 11-4 to win the title for the first time. World number one Ma had…

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  • Tennis-Madrid Open women's singles round 2 results

    May 4 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Madrid Open Women's Singles Round 2 matches on Monday 1-Serena Williams (U.S.) beat Sloane Stephens (U.S.) 6-4 6-0 Irina Begu (Romania) beat 11-Andrea Petkovic (Germany) walkover Roberta Vinci (Italy) beat Alize Cornet (France) 6-4 7-5 5-Caroline…

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  • Tennis-Madrid Open men's singles round 1 results

    May 4 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Madrid Open Men's Singles Round 1 matches on Monday David Goffin (Belgium) beat Ernests Gulbis (Latvia) 3-6 6-1 7-5 9-Marin Cilic (Croatia) beat Jiri Vesely (Czech Republic) 7-5 6-1 Luca Vanni (Italy) beat Bernard Tomic (Australia) 3-6 6-4 7-6(1) Thomaz…

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  • Halep, Venus lose in Madrid Open 1st round, Serena advances

    MADRID (AP) — Second-seeded Simona Halep and Venus Williams both lost in the opening round of the Madrid Open on Sunday, while top-seeded Serena Williams had a trouble-free debut.

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  • Murray wins BMW Open for 1st clay-court title

    Andy Murray won his first clay-court title on Monday when he overcame Philipp Kohlschreiber 7-6 (4), 5-7, 7-6 (4) in the rain-delayed final of the BMW Open. The top-seeded Murray was the steadier player in the decisive tiebreaker and clinched the close match when Kohlschreiber sent a backhand long…

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  • Tennis-Federer ends three-year claycourt drought with Istanbul title

    Roger Federer won the inaugural Istanbul Open on Sunday, beating third seed Pablo Cuevas 6-3 7-6 (11) for his first clay title in three years. "It's been a while since I won a title on clay," said the jubilant Swiss after receiving a hero's welcome all week in Istanbul. "It's been a pleasure…

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