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  • Lille to host France-Switzerland Davis Cup final

    The Davis Cup final between France and Roger Federer's Switzerland will be held at the 27,000-capacity Pierre-Mauroy stadium in the northern French city of Lille. Inaugurated in 2012, Pierre-Mauroy has a retractable roof which will be closed throughout the Nov. 21-23 final. The surface for the…

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  • China's Li Na set to retire

    China's Li Na set to retire China's two-time Grand Slam-winner Li Na is poised to retire, state media reported Thursday, in a move which would bring down the curtains on Asia's most successful tennis career. The sports channel of state-owned CNTV cited Li's agency, IMG, as saying the tennis star…

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  • Tennis star Andy Murray backs Scottish independence

    British tennis star Andy Murray came out in support of Scottish independence on Thursday, just hours before millions of his fellow Scots voted in a referendum on whether to end the 307-year union with England. Murray, who has no vote himself as he lives near London, had previously refused to be…

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  • Wozniacki into quarterfinals at Pan Pacific Open

    Wozniacki into quarterfinals at Pan Pacific OpenTOKYO (AP) — Second-seeded Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark rallied from a set down to beat qualifier Jarmila Gajdosova of Australia 4-6, 7-5, 6-3 Thursday to advance to the quarterfinals of the Pan Pacific

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    The standout career of Li Na (20 photos)

    The standout career of Li NaLi Na, the 32-year-old two-time Grand Slam champion, announced late Thursday that she was retiring due to chronic knee issues. Here's a look at her illustrious career. Li Na of China (L) receives advice from her husband and

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  • Kirilenko rallies to make Korea Open quarterfinals

    Maria Kirilenko took another step in her comeback from injury by beating third-seeded Klara Koukalova of the Czech Republic 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-0 Thursday to reach the quarterfinals of the Korea Open. Kirilenko fell out of the top 100 this year after a knee injury kept her out the first three months of…

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  • Tennis-Metz International men's singles results

    Tennis-Metz International men's singles resultsSept 17 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Metz International Men's Singles matches on Wednesday Round 2 Paul-Henri Mathieu (France) beat 4-Lukas Rosol (Czech Republic) 6-3 6-4 1-Jo-Wilfried Tsonga

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  • Reigning Australian Open champion Li Na makes retirement official

    Li Na, a two-time Grand Slam winner and reigning champion of the Australian Open, announced Friday that she is retiring from tennis. Television stations in Li's native China reported Thursday that she was planning to retire. In an open letter, Li thanks fans and cites recurring injuries -- she has…

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  • Monfils & Kohlschreiber into Moselle Open quarters

    Monfils & Kohlschreiber into Moselle Open quartersMETZ, France (AP) — Second-seeded Gael Monfils of France and third-seeded Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany advanced to the quarterfinals of the Moselle Open on Thursday.Monfils overcame a slow start before

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  • Britain to face US in 1st round of Davis Cup again

    Britain will host the United States in a first-round rematch in next year's Davis Cup. Led by Andy Murray, Britain upset the Americans — playing without the injured John Isner — 3-1 last year in San Diego. The two sides were drawn on Thursday to face each other again in the World Group opening…

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  • Tennis star Murray boosts Scottish 'Yes' campaign

    Tennis star Murray boosts Scottish 'Yes' campaign London (AFP) - Scottish tennis star Andy Murray broke his silence over the independence referendum on Thursday by appearing to lend last-minute support to the "Yes" campaign as polling began. "Huge day for Scotland today! No campaign negativity last…

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  • Tsonga takes confident start in Metz

    Tsonga takes confident start in MetzMETZ, France (AP) -- Top-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga served 10 aces and saved all five break points to defeat Gilles Muller of Luxembourg 7-6 (7), 6-4 at the Moselle Open on Wednesday. Tsonga, who won the title in Metz

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