Tennis

  • Rising Australian talent Kyrgios splits with coach Rea

    Rising talent Nick Kyrgios has confirmed his split with coach Simon Rea to spend more time at his Canberra home, the Australian teenager said on Saturday. The 19-year-old, who took Wimbledon by storm by beating then-world number one Rafa Nadal on the way to the quarter-finals, had worked with New…

    Reuters
  • Man arrested for making threats against Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova

    The Czech native has moved to Monte Carlo for tax purposes, and apparently some people don't like it.

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  • Tennis hall opens doors for Lindsay Davenport

    Lindsay Davenport remembers picking up a tennis racket as a child and the feeling that came with the ease of a powerful return. On Saturday, she reached her sport's highest honor, with her induction into the International Tennis Hall of Fame. Chris Evert was among those at the ceremony. The tennis…

    The Associated Press
  • Bautista Agut to play Rosol in Stuttgart final

    STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Roberto Bautista Agut and Lukas Rosol reached the final of the Mercedes Cup with victories over the top two seeds in the semifinals on Saturday.

    Associated Press
  • Lindsay Davenport inducted into Hall of Fame

    (Reuters) - Three-time Grand Slam champion and former world number one Lindsay Davenport was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame on Saturday, saying she fell in love with the sport the first time she picked up a racquet. “I was five years old when I first hit a tennis ball and a…

    Reuters
  • Man arrested after alleged threats against Kvitova

    PRAGUE (AP) — Czech police say they have arrested a man who allegedly made threats against Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova.

    Associated Press
  • Simona Halep in semifinals of Bucharest Open

    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Top-seeded Simona Halep defeated Spain's Lara Arruabarrena 6-3, 6-1 on Friday to advance to the semifinals of the BRD Bucharest Open.

    Associated Press
  • Rogers, Petkovic reach final at Gastein Ladies

    BAD GASTEIN, Austria (AP) — The 147th-ranked Shelby Rogers upset Sara Errani of Italy 7-6 (12), 6-3 at the Gastein Ladies tournament on Saturday to reach her first career WTA final.

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  • Cuevas, Sousa to meet in Swedish Open final

    BASTAD, Sweden (AP) -- Pablo Cuevas advanced to the Swedish Open final by defeating Fernando Verdasco of Spain 7-6 (6), 6-3 Saturday.

    The Associated Press
  • Hewitt to play Karlovic for Newport title

    Australian third seed Lleyton Hewitt advanced to his third consecutive final at the ATP Hall of Fame Championships by routing US seventh seed Jack Sock 6-1, 6-2 Saturday. Former world number one Hewitt, who lost to John Isner in the 2012 final and to Frenchman Nicolas Mahut in last year's title…

    AFP
  • Errani, Petkovic reach Gastein Ladies semifinals

    BAD GASTEIN, Austria (AP) — Sara Errani overcame a slow start to defeat Chanelle Scheepers of South Africa 2-6, 6-1, 6-3 in the quarterfinals of the Gastein Ladies on Friday.

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  • Halep to meet Vinci for inaugural Bucharest title

    Simona Halep overcame fellow Romanian Monica Niculescu 6-2, 4-6, 6-1 to reach the final of the inaugural Bucharest Open against Roberta Vinci of Italy on Saturday. The top-seeded Halep dropped four straight games to lose the second set, and staved off a break point in the first game of the third to…

    The Associated Press
  • Davenport among five inducted into Hall of Fame

    Former world number one Lindsay Davenport and coaching legend Nick Bollettieri were among five people inducted Saturday into the International Tennis Hall of Fame. The Americans were joined by Dutch wheelchair tennis star Chantal Vandierendonck, long-time tennis executive Jane Brown Grimes and…

    AFP
  • Serena Williams pulls out of Swedish Open

    Swedish Open organizers say defending champion Serena Williams will not appear at the tournament next week because she doesn't feel on top form. Tournament spokesman Marcus Duner said Friday that the top-seeded American had decided to use one of her two allowed annual withdrawals, with Williams…

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  • Hewitt, Karlovic advance to Newport final

    NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) -- Second-seeded Ivo Karlovic of Croatia and third-seeded Lleyton Hewitt of Australia have advanced to the final of the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships.

    The Associated Press
  • Kyrgios splits with coach after Wimbledon run

    Rising Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios has split with coach Simon Rea two weeks after stunning top-ranked Rafael Nadal to reach the Wimbledon quarterfinals.

    The Associated Press
  • Fognini, Bautista Agut to meet in Stuttgart semis

    STUTTGART, Germany (AP) -- Defending champion Fabio Fognini eased into the semifinals of the Mercedes Cup on Friday with a 6-4, 6-3 victory over Colombia's Santiago Giraldo.

    The Associated Press
  • Petkovic, Min reach Gastein Ladies semifinals

    BAD GASTEIN, Austria (AP) — Andrea Petkovic reached her third semifinal of the season by defeating Stefanie Voegele of Switzerland 6-3, 6-2 at the Gastein Ladies on Friday.

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  • Hewitt, Sock advance to Newport semi-finals

    Newport (United States) (AFP) - American Jack Sock upset top seed John Isner 6-4, 7-6 (7/4) Friday to book a semi-final date with Lleyton Hewitt at the ATP Hall of Fame Championships.

    AFP