• Serena Williams at Fed Cup: 'Today was a big eye opener'

    Serena Williams thought she was ready for the clay-court season. ''Today has been a big eye opener,'' Williams said after coming back from a set down to post a windy, error-filled 4-6, 7-6 (3), 6-3 win over Sara Errani on Sunday in a Fed Cup playoff against Italy. Brindisi-born Flavia Pennetta then…

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  • Djokovic beats Berdych in Monte Carlo Masters final

    Even when Novak Djokovic doesn't play very well, he manages to win titles. Despite hitting 38 unforced errors in a back-and forth match, the top-ranked Serb won the first big clay-court tournament of the season with a 7-5, 4-6, 6-3 win over Tomas Berdych in the final of the Monte Carlo Masters. It…

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  • Fed Cup: Hingis loses again but Switzerland beats Poland 3-2

    ZIELONA GORA, Poland (AP) -- Five-time Grand Slam champion Martina Hingis lost both her singles matches but finished on the winning team as Switzerland beat Poland 3-2 Sunday in a Fed Cup World Group playoff.

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  • Russia beats Germany in Fed Cup semi to book final vs Czechs

    SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Russia reached the Fed Cup final Sunday, sealing victory at home over Germany in the last doubles rubber.

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  • Canada and Romania tied in FedCup playoff tie

    Canada and Romania were knotted at 1-1 on Saturday after two upsets on the first day of their FedCup World Group playoff tie. Francoise Abanda, ranked 260th in the world, got the tie off with a bang for the hosts with a 4-6, 7-5, 6-4 victory over 33rd-ranked Irina-Camelia Begu. Bouchard, who became…

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  • Davis Cup final may be played at neutral venue

    SOCHI, Russia (AP) — The International Tennis Federation is considering playing future Davis Cup finals at a neutral venue.

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  • Tennis-Holders Czech Republic beat France to reach Fed Cup final

    PARIS, April 19 (Reuters) - Holders Czech Republic reached their second consecutive Fed Cup final when Petra Kvitova beat Caroline Garcia 6-4 6-4 to give her team an unassailable 3-0 lead over France on Sunday. The Czech will face either Russia or Germany in the Nov 14-15 final. Lucie Safarova…

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  • Nadal confident he on right path despite loss to Djokovic

    Although comprehensively beaten by Novak Djokovic on the Monte Carlo semi-finals, claycourt king Rafa Nadal believes he is on the right path as his beloved French Open looms. The Spaniard, looking to clinch a record-extending 10th title at Roland Garros, lost 6-3 6-3 to the world number one in the…

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  • Belarus, Japan tied 1-1 in Fed Cup World Group playoff

    TOKYO (AP) — Victoria Azarenka beat Masaki Doi 6-1, 6-2 on in the opening singles match Saturday before Japan came back to draw level 1-1 with Belarus in their Fed Cup World Group playoff.

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  • Djokovic beats Berdych in Monte Carlo to set ATP record

    Novak Djokovic set another career record on Sunday with his second Monte Carlo title, as the Serb became the first man to win the opening three Masters 1000 events in a season through a 7-5, 4-6, 6-3 defeat of Tomas Berdych. Djokovic's victory was his 17th straight win of the season and also marked…

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  • Rus rallies to give Netherlands Fed Cup win over Australia

    'S-HERTOGENBOSCH, Netherlands (AP) — Arantxa Rus staged a comeback Sunday to beat Jarmila Gajdosova 0-6, 7-5, 7-5 and seal victory for the Netherlands over Australia in their Fed Cup World Group playoff.

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  • Tennis-Berdych cuts Monfils down to size to reach final

    MONTE CARLO, April 18 (Reuters) - Sixth seed Tomas Berdych reached the final of the Monte Carlo Masters by sweeping past local favourite Gael Monfils 6-1 6-4 on Saturday. Czech Berdych, who next faces eight-times champion Rafa Nadal or world number one Novak Djokovic, breezed through the opening…

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  • Tennis-Fed Cup world group semifinal Russia v Germany result

    April 19 (Infostrada Sports) - Result from the Fed Cup World Group Semifinal match between Russia and Germany on Sunday 4-Russia beat 2-Germany 3-2 On SaturdayAnastasia Pavlyuchenkova (Russia) beat Sabine Lisicki (Germany) 4-6 7-6(4) 6-3 Svetlana Kuznetsova (Russia) beat Julia Goerges (Germany) 6-4…

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  • Tennis-Djokovic adds another Masters to his series in Monte Carlo

    (Adds quotes) MONTE CARLO, April 19 (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic continued his awe-inspiring run of form to claim the Monte Carlo Masters title on Sunday with a 7-5 4-6 6-3 win over Czech sixth seed Tomas Berdych. The Serbian world number one became the first player to clinch the opening three…

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  • Swiss Miss Hingis hoping to be a big hit in Fed Cup

    By Ian Chadband ZIELONA GORA, Poland (Reuters) - It is not a gimmick and the way Martina Hingis is talking, it will be no mismatch either. After the Swiss announcement on Friday, made amid some excitement in a provincial Polish town hall, that she will play her first tour-level singles for eight…

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  • Fed Cup: Russia on brink of final with 2-0 lead over Germany

    SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Russia was on the brink of making the Fed Cup final with a 2-0 lead after Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova saved a match point to beat Germany's Sabine Lisicki on Saturday.

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  • Djokovic and Nadal to renew rivalry in Monte Carlo semis

    A near flawless Novak Djokovic crushed Marin Cilic 6-0 6-3 to set up a blockbuster Monte Carlo Masters semi-final with claycourt king Rafa Nadal, who came through a testing workout by David Ferrer on Friday. World number one Djokovic won the first eight games against U.S. Open champion Cilic, whose…

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  • Losing return for Hingis in Fed Cup playoffs

    ZIELONA GORA, Poland (AP) — Five-time Grand Slam champion Martina Hingis played and lost her first competitive singles match since 2007 as Switzerland and Poland tied 1-1 on the first day of the Fed Cup World Group playoff on Saturday.

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