Tennis

  • Petkovic downs Venus to reach Stanford semis

    Eighth-seeded German Andrea Petkovic held on for a three-set win over Venus Williams on Friday that scuppered a potential All-Williams Stanford semi-final. World number one and top seed Serena Williams was in action later Friday, taking on Serbia's Ana Ivanovic in the quarter-finals of the…

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  • King withdraws; Kuznetsova gains Citi Open semis

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Vania King withdrew from the Citi Open before her quarterfinal Friday against two-time major champion Svetlana Kuznetsova because of a right hip injury.

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  • Berdych falls; Johnson, Raonic win at Citi Open

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Vasek Pospisil got the best of Tomas Berdych - again.

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  • Thiem, Goffin reach maiden final in Kitzbuehel

    Dominic Thiem of Austria won two matches Friday to set up a final against David Goffin of Belgium at the Kitzbuehel Cup. The fifth-seeded Austrian downed last year's finalist Juan Monaco of Argentina 6-3, 6-1 in the semifinals, a few hours after beating defending champion Marcel Granollers of Spain…

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  • Williams, Ivanovic reach Bank of West quarters

    Venus Williams advanced to the Bank of the West quarterfinals Thursday night, beating fourth-seeded Victoria Azarenka 6-4, 7-6 (1). After the 10th-ranked Azarenka, who celebrated her 25th birthday, saved three match points to force to tie it 6-6, Williams won the first five points in the…

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  • Steve the Giant Killer slays Karlovic in Washington

    (Reuters) - Steve Johnson pulled off another upset over one of the circuit's big men at the Citi Open in Washington on Thursday, ousting towering ninth seed Ivo Karlovic 3-6 7-6 7-6, while top-seeded Czech Tomas Berdych was also eliminated in the third round. Johnson, who disposed of lofty fellow…

    Reuters
  • Donald Young to face Raonic in Washington semis

    There appeared to be little reason to expect Donald Young to make a deep run at the Citi Open. After four victories in a row, three against seeded opponents, Young is back in an ATP semifinal, getting there by beating No. 7 Kevin Anderson 3-6, 7-6 (3), 6-2 on Friday at the Citi Open.

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  • China's Li Na pulls out of US Open because of knee

    NEW YORK (AP) — Two-time major champion Li Na pulled out of the U.S. Open on Thursday because of a knee injury she said has bothered her for several months.

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  • Tennis star Wozniacki to run NYC Marathon

    Caroline Wozniacki always feels confident she can outrun her opponent on the tennis court. Wozniacki plans to play a full tournament schedule this fall while fitting in time to train for the New York City Marathon. Golfer Rory McIlroy broke off their engagement in late May, less than a month before…

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  • Li Na's knee forces her out of entire U.S. Open series

    The Chinese world No. 2 is resting her chronically ailing knee, won't be back until the Asian swing.

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  • Tennis - Venus topples birthday girl Azarenka

    - Seven-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams ousted fourth-seeded birthday girl Victoria Azarenka in straight sets Thursday to reach the quarter-finals of the WTA hardcourt tournament at Stanford.

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  • Tennis-Kitzbuehel Cup men's singles results

    Aug 1 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Kitzbuehel Cup Men's Singles matches on Friday Semifinal5-Dominic Thiem (Austria) beat Juan Monaco (Argentina) 6-3 6-1 David Goffin (Belgium) beat Maximo Gonzalez (Argentina) 5-7 6-4 6-3 QuarterfinalJuan Monaco (Argentina) beat 4-Andreas Seppi (Italy)…

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  • Li Na to sit out US Open with knee injury

    World number two Li Na of China announced on Thursday that she will miss next month's US Open as she struggles with a knee injury. "I wanted to let all of my great fans know that unfortunately I am going to have to withdraw from the upcoming WTA events in Montreal and Cincinnati, as well as the US…

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  • Raonic, Gasquet advance to Washington semis

    Wimbledon semi-finalist Milos Raonic and 2013 US Open semi-finalist Richard Gasquet advanced to the last four of the ATP and WTA Washington Open with straight-set triumphs. Canadian second seed Raonic fired 16 aces and lost only nine service points in defeating American Steve Johnson 7-6 (7/2),…

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  • Pospisil dumps Berdych, Raonic wins in Washington

    Washington (AFP) - Czech top seed Tomas Berdych was ousted from the ATP and WTA Washington Open, falling 6-2, 6-4 to Canada's Vasek Pospisil in a third-round match.

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  • 2013 champ Granollers reaches Kitzbuehel quarters

    KITZBUEHEL, Austria (AP) — Defending champion Marcel Granollers of Spain defeated Diego Schwartzman of Argentina 6-3, 6-4 to reach the quarterfinals of the Kitzbuehel Cup on Thursday, while top-seeded Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany lost.

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  • Nadal withdraws from Toronto, Cincinnati with injury

    Rafa Nadal will miss two U.S. Open tune-up events due to a wrist injury that has put his status in doubt for a title defence at the year's final grand slam. Nadal, who suffered the injury during practice, will have to wear a cast on his right wrist for two-to-three weeks, forcing him to withdraw…

    Reuters
  • Thiem, Monaco reach semifinals in Kitzbuehel

    KITZBUEHEL, Austria (AP) — Dominic Thiem of Austria beat defending champion Marcel Granollers of Spain 6-4, 7-5 to reach his first career semifinal at the Kitzbuehel Cup on Friday.

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  • Goffin beats Gonzalez to reach Kitzbuehel final

    KITZBUEHEL, Austria (AP) — David Goffin of Belgium rallied to beat Maximo Gonzalez of Argentina 5-7, 6-4, 6-3 and advance to his first career ATP Tour final at the Kitzbuehel Cup on Friday.

    Associated Press
  • Ivanovic advances to Bank of the West quarters

    STANFORD, Calif. (AP) -- Ana Ivanovic advanced to her first Bank of the West quarterfinal, beating qualifier Carol Zhao 6-1, 6-1 on Thursday.

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