Tennis

  • French Tennis Player Hits A Ridiculous Between-The-Legs Shot During Davis Cup Match

    Gael Monfils has a well-earned reputation as one of the most exciting players in tennis today and he unleashed yet another jaw-dropping shot during France's Davis Cup win over the Czech Republic. France had already clinched their semifinals match-up when Monfils took the court to face Lukas Rosol.

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  • Back on court for the first time since 2010, Nicole Vaidisova makes it look easy

    In an era when professional players are away from the Tour for three weeks and bemoan their lack of match play, Nicole Vaidisova took to the court in Albuquerque, NM Tuesday afternoon after four and a half years away from the game ... and won in straight sets. A year off a second shoulder surgery…

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  • Hingis, Bencic debut as doubles team in Tokyo

    Former world number one Martina Hingis and rising star Belinda Bencic made their debut as a dream doubles team for Switzerland Tuesday, winning their first match together at the Pan Pacific Open. Four-time Grand Slam singles champion Hingis, 33, and 17-year-old Bencic, who reached the US Open…

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  • Kerber reaches quarterfinals at Pan Pacific Open

    Kerber reaches quarterfinals at Pan Pacific OpenTOKYO (AP) -- Ana Ivanovic stalled Victoria Azarenka's comeback from a foot injury with a 6-3, 6-4 win to make the Pan Pacific Open quarterfinals on Wednesday. In the match between the former major champions

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  • Radwanska, Pliskova reach Korea Open quarters

    Radwanska, Pliskova reach Korea Open quartersSEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Top-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland won 6-0, 6-0 for the fourth time in a WTA main draw on Wednesday.Chanelle Scheepers of South Africa was the latest to be "double-bageled" by

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

    Tennis-Seoul Open women's singles round 1 resultsSept 16 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Seoul Open Women's Singles Round 1 matches on Tuesday 4-Magdalena Rybarikova (Slovakia) beat Francesca Schiavone (Italy) 6-4 3-6 6-2 Yanina Wickmayer

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  • Surviving seed Cornet into Guangzhou Open quarters

    Surviving seed Cornet into Guangzhou Open quartersGUANGZHOU, China (AP) — Sole surviving seed Alize Cornet of France beat 2009 champion Shahar Peer of Israel 3-6, 7-5, 6-1 in the second round of the Guangzhou Open on Wednesday.No. 2 Cornet overcame nine

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  • Tennis-Halep latest to qualify for WTA Finals

    By Patrick Johnston SINGAPORE, Sept 16 (Reuters) - World number two Simona Halep has become the third player to book her place at the WTA Tour's season ending Finals tournament in Singapore next month. The 22-year-old has won the Qatar Open and her home Bucharest Open events this year to take her…

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  • Tennis-Pan Pacific Open women's singles round 1 results

    Tennis-Pan Pacific Open women's singles round 1 resultsSept 16 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Pan Pacific Open Women's Singles Round 1 matches on Tuesday Marina Erakovic (New Zealand) beat 5-Sara Errani (Italy) 6-4 6-1 Casey Dellacqua

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  • Top seed Radwanska wins Korea Open opener

    Top seed Radwanska wins Korea Open openerSEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Top-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland began her title defense in comfortable fashion by beating Polona Hercog of Slovenia 6-3, 6-3 in the Korea Open on Tuesday. Playing her second

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  • Dominika Cibulkova advances at Pan Pacific Open

    Dominika Cibulkova advances at Pan Pacific OpenTOKYO (AP) -- Playing through an earthquake, sixth-seeded Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia beat Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium 6-1, 6-3 Tuesday and advanced to the second round of the Pan Pacific Open. During

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  • Mathieu, Muller advance at Moselle Open

    Mathieu, Muller advance at Moselle OpenMETZ, France (AP) — Former runner-up Paul-Henri Mathieu of France advanced to the second round of the Moselle Open on Monday with a 7-6 (2), 7-6 (3) win over Benjamin Becker of Germany.Both players held serve throughout

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  • How to shake hands at the net, by Barbora Zahlavova Strycova (and other less-awesome tennis handshakes)

    How to shake hands at the net, by Barbora Zahlavova Strycova (and other less-awesome tennis handshakes) The drive-by handshake is about as commonplace on the women's Tour as the bathroom break. But Barbora Zahlavova Strycova, a 28-year-old from the Czech

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  • India tennis veteran Paes says wants to retire on top

    Indian veteran Leander Paes has said he wants to retire from tennis on a career high by aiming for gold in Rio in 2016, 20 years after winning his first Olympic medal. The 41-year-old doubles specialist said he wanted to follow in the footsteps of greats such as US basketballer Michael Jordan and…

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  • Former world No. 7 Nicole Vaidisova returns to pro tennis in Albuquerque

    Nicole Vaidisova is still just 25 years old, and was once ranked No. 7 in the world. To put the Czech native's talent in perspective, she is three months older, and a contemporary of, Victoria Azarenka. When she was playing regularly back in 2007, she defeated Azarenka (who would become a world No.…

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  • Stosur among cull of seeds in Guangzhou 1st round

    Stosur among cull of seeds in Guangzhou 1st roundHONG KONG (AP) -- Top-seeded Samantha Stosur was the most notable among the five seeds to lose in first-round action at the Guangzhou Open on Tuesday. The 2011 U.S. Open champion fell to Chinese wild card

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  • Tennis - Hingis, Bencic debut as doubles team in Tokyo

    Tennis - Hingis, Bencic debut as doubles team in Tokyo- Former world number one Martina Hingis and rising star Belinda Bencic made their debut as a dream doubles team for Switzerland Tuesday, winning their first match together at the Pan Pacific Open.

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