Tennis

  • Nadal cruises into Barcelona quarterfinals

    BARCELONA, Spain (AP) -- Top-ranked Rafael Nadal looked more like his confident self on the clay in passing Ivan Dodig of Croatia 6-3, 6-3, to reach the Barcelona Open quarterfinals on Thursday.

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  • Murray breaks down in tears at Scottish ceremony

    His victory speech at Wimbledon was easy compared to this. Andy Murray broke into tears Wednesday as he accepted a civic honor in his Scottish hometown of Dunblane. Murray, who was granted ''the freedom of Stirling'' from the local council, stopped to compose himself and wipe his eyes several times…

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  • Sharapova advances to Stuttgart quarterfinals

    STUTTGART, Germany (AP) -- Defending champion Maria Sharapova defeated Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-4, 6-3 on Thursday to set up a Porsche Grand Prix quarterfinal with top seed Agnieszka Radwanska.

    The Associated Press
  • Ferrer ousted, Nadal wins at Barcelona Open

    Second-seeded David Ferrer was ousted from the Barcelona Open by a Russian opponent for the second straight year and defending champion Rafael Nadal labored to victory on Wednesday. Ferrer was unable to find his rhythm in losing 6-4, 6-2 to Teymuraz Gabashvili in his opening match while Nadal…

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  • Ivanovic beats Lisicki in 1st round at Stuttgart

    STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Ana Ivanovic defeated Sabine Lisicki 6-1, 6-3 to send the Wimbledon finalist out in the first round of the Porsche Grand Prix on Wednesday.

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  • Hantuchova, Peng reach quarters in Morocco

    MARRAKESH, Morocco (AP) -- Top-seeded Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia beat last year's runner-up Lourdes Dominguez Lino of Spain 7-5, 6-2 on Wednesday to reach the quarterfinals of the Grand Prix SAR.

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  • Ding goes down to shock defeat in world championships

    Sheffield (United Kingdom) (AFP) - Chinese hopes of a first-ever snooker world champion were ended for this year as world number two Ding Junhui went down to a surprise 10 frames to nine defeat by English qualifier Michael Wasley in the first round in Sheffield on Tuesday. Ding, 27, had won five…

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  • Bucharest defending champ Rosol reaches quarters

    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) -- Defending champion Lukas Rosol reached the Nastase Tiriac Trophy quarterfinals with a 6-2, 6-4 victory over eighth-seeded Jarkko Nieminen of Finland on Wednesday.

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  • Romanian tennis champion Ilie Nastase fancies a shot at the Senate

    Former Romanian tennis champion Ilie Nastase -- at one time one of the highest-earning players in Europe -- has announced he will run for a seat in parliament. The player once seen as the "bad boy" of tennis, with a talent for drama as well as the racquet, said Wednesday he will stand in the…

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    Kids Day at the WCC Tennis Championships

    Student-athletes from the West Coast Conference have fun teaching local kids the game of tennis on Kids Day, during the WCC Tennis Championships in San Diego, CA.

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  • Sharapova survives scare to progress at Stuttgart

    STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Defending champion Maria Sharapova survived a first-round scare at the Porsche Grand Prix by defeating Lucie Safarova 7-6(5), 6-7(5), 7-6(2) on Tuesday.

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  • Ferrer suffers early defeat in Barcelona

    By Tim Hanlon BARCELONA (Reuters) - Four-time finalist David Ferrer crashed out in the second round of the Barcelona Open on Wednesday, producing a rusty performance to lose 6-4 6-2 to Georgia's Teymuraz Gabashvili. The world number five, who beat fellow Spaniard Rafa Nadal en route to the…

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  • Home-town honour reduces Murray to tears

    Wimbledon champion Andy Murray fought to hold back tears on Wednesday after being awarded the ceremonial freedom of his Scottish home town, Sterling. "It feels good to be home," said Murray, his voice cracking with emotion, during a ceremony at his former school, Dunblane High.

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  • Kvitova beaten in 1st major upset at Stuttgart

    STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Alisa Kleybanova defeated third-seeded Petra Kvitova 6-2, 7-6 (3) to provide the first major upset at the Porsche Grand Prix on Wednesday.

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  • Ferrer ousted by another Russian at Barcelona Open

    BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Second-seeded David Ferrer was ousted from the Barcelona Open by a Russian opponent for the second straight year, losing 6-4, 6-2 to Teymuraz Gabashvili on Wednesday.

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    Big 12 Minute - 04/23/2014

    TCU is set to host the Big 12 Tennis Championships at the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center April 24-27.

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