• 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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  • Halep, Bouchard suffer first round exits, Serena, Sharapova through

    World number two Simona Halep crashed to a shock 7-6 (8/6), 6-3 defeat to France's Alize Cornet, whilst Eugenie Bouchard's slump continued in the first round of the Madrid Open on Sunday. The Russian dominated the Bacsinszky serve in the first set to break three times and then depended on her own…

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  • Murray defends 'hate Rosol' outburst

    Andy Murray defended his astonishing outburst at Lukas Rosol on Saturday when he told the controversial Czech he was the tour's most hated man. Top-seeded Murray blasted his opponent during his stormy 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 quarter-final win at the Munich Open claycourt tournament when Rosol barged the Scot…

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  • Gasquet beats Kyrgios to win Estoril Open title

    ESTORIL, Portugal (AP) — Richard Gasquet of France won the Estoril Open final in straight sets on Sunday, beating Australian Nick Kyrgios 6-3, 6-2.

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

    May 2 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Madrid Open Women's Singles Round 1 matches on Saturday 13-Lucie Safarova (Czech Republic) beat Alison Riske (U.S.) 6-4 6-2 9-Agnieszka Radwanska (Poland) beat Lara Arruabarrena Vecino (Spain) 6-4 6-3 Kaia Kanepi (Estonia) beat Madison Keys (U.S.) 6-4…

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  • Elina Svitolina wins title at Grand Prix SAR

    MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) -- Fourth-seeded Elina Svitolina saved eight of 11 break points on her way to her third WTA title as she defeated unseeded Timea Babos 7-5, 7-6 (3) in the Grand Prix SAR final on Saturday.

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  • Ivanovic survives scare as Keys, Makarova fall in Madrid

    World number seven Ana Ivanovic fought back from a set down to move into the second round of the Madrid Open on Sunday after Alexandra Dulgheru retired when trailing 4-0 in the decider. The Romanian wildcard shocked Eugenie Bouchard on Fed Cup duty last month and looked on course to produce another…

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  • Tennis-Federer needs three sets to make Istanbul final

    Roger Federer stood one match away from his first claycourt title in three years after reaching the final of the inaugural Istanbul Open with a 2-6 6-2 7-5 win over Argentine eighth seed Diego Schwartzman on Saturday. The Turkish crowd backed world number two Federer throughout the match, even when…

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  • Tennis-Murray's Munich final postponed to Monday due to rain

    World number three Andy Murray will have to wait a bit longer at his first shot at a clay court title after the Munich final on Sunday against Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber was postponed for a day due to rain. After a four-hour delay to the start because of the bad weather, the top seed was…

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  • Tennis-Federer reaches last four in Istanbul

    Roger Federer was given a fright before reaching the semi-final of the inaugural Istanbul Open on Friday, eventually beating Spain's Daniel Gimeno-Traver 7-6(3) 6-7(5) 6-3. The Swiss world number two, the top draw at the new claycourt event, needed two hours 28 minutes to set up a semi-final…

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  • Edgy Federer survives Schwartzman test in Istanbul

    Top seed Roger Federer on Saturday survived a stern test from world number 63 Diego Schwartzman of Argentina to reach the final of the Istanbul Open after a tense three-set encounter. "Diego was not missing at all," Federer said. Showing no sign of nerves in front of his illustrious opponent,…

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  • Top-seeded Karolina Pliskova wins Prague Open for 4th title

    Top-seeded Karolina Pliskova rallied from a set down to claim her fourth WTA title by defeating qualifier Lucie Hradecka 4-6, 7-5, 6-3 in an all-Czech final of the Prague Open on Saturday. The 14th-ranked Pliskova wasted three match points when she was 5-2 up in the final set. ''It was all about a…

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  • Tennis - Gasquet, Kyrgios power into Estoril semi-finals

    - Injury comeback kings Richard Gasquet and Nick Kyrgios defeated dangerous quarter-final opponents in straight sets to move into the semi-finals of the Estoril Open on Friday. Fifth seed Gasquet, a two-time finalist who has been dealing with a back injury, came from 2-5 down in the second set for…

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  • 17-year-old Frances Tiafoe earns French Open wild-card berth

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Frances Tiafoe, a 17-year-old from Maryland, has earned his first main-draw Grand Slam tournament berth by clinching a French Open wild-card entry through the U.S. Tennis Association.

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  • Tennis-Murray rallies past Rosol to reach Munich semi-finals

    World number three Andy Murray remained on course for a first career clay court title after the Briton battled back from a set down to beat Czech Lukas Rosol 4-6 6-3 6-2 and reach the semi-finals of the Munich Open on Saturday. The 27-year-old Scot advanced to play Spaniard Roberto Agut, who also…

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  • Missing Djokovic opens door to Nadal in Madrid

    For the first time this season someone other than Novak Djokovic will claim a Masters event as the Serb misses out in Madrid after winning in Indian Wells, Miami and Monte Carlo. Djokovic also claimed the opening Grand Slam of the season in Australia, but has opted for extra rest to aid his bid to…

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  • BMW Open final postponed by rain in Munich

    MUNICH (AP) — The BMW Open final between Andy Murray and Philipp Kohlschreiber was postponed by rain Sunday midway through the first set and will be completed Monday.

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