Tennis

7:21 AM ET India have included Leander Paes in the five-member playing squad for the upcoming Davis Cup tie against Croatia, making Divij Sharan the reserve member. Sumit Nagal, Prajnesh Gunneswaran and Ramkumar Ramanathan are the singles players in the squad while Paes and Rohan Bopanna will do the doubles duty. Bopanna had skipped the
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4:59 PM ET Associated Press BOSTON — Former Texas men’s tennis coach Michael Center was sentenced Monday to six months in prison for taking a $100,000 bribe as part of a sweeping college admissions scam. Center collapsed into his chair and sobbed with his face in his hands after the judge declared he would spend
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10:24 AM ET Reuters Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print American teenager Coco Gauff broke into the top 50 of the updated WTA rankings released on Monday, becoming the first 15-year-old in 15 years to achieve the feat. Gauff, who continued her dramatic rise by reaching the fourth round on her Australian Open debut
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7:12 PM ET Associated Press RIO DE JANEIRO — Third-seeded Cristian Garin beat Italian qualifier Gianluca Mager 7-6 (3), 7-5 in Sunday’s rain-hit final to win the Rio Open. It was Garin’s second title this year after he won the Cordoba Open in Argentina earlier in February. The 25th-ranked Chilean is projected to make the
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12:58 PM ET Associated Press DELRAY BEACH, Fla. — Jeanne Evert Dubin, a former world-ranked professional tennis player and a younger sister of 18-time Grand Slam champion Chris Evert, has died. She was 62. Evert Dubin died Thursday after a 2½-year struggle with ovarian cancer, according to an online obituary posted by Lorne & Sons
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12:14 AM ET Associated Press RIO DE JANEIRO — The Rio Open semifinals were suspended early Sunday because of rain. Third-seeded Cristian Garin of Chile led Croatia’s Borna Coric 6-4, 4-4 when play was halted for the third time since Saturday afternoon. Italy’s Gianluca Mager, who eliminated top-seeded Dominic Thiem in the quarterfinals earlier Saturday,
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7:05 PM ET Associated Press DELRAY BEACH, Fla. — Unseeded Yoshihito Nishioka of Japan rallied past No. 6 Ugo Humbert of France 1-6, 6-4, 6-0 Saturday in the semifinals of the Delray Beach Open. Nishioka’s opponent Sunday will be the winner of Saturday night’s match between No. 2 Milos Raonic of Canada and No. 4
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2:20 PM ET Top seed Simona Halep came back from a set down for the third time in the tournament to beat Kazakhstan’s rising star Elena Rybakina 3-6 6-3 7-6(5) to win the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships for the second time on Saturday. In a battle that lasted nearly two-and-a-half hours, the match came
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8:40 AM ET Associated Press Daniil Medvedev still can’t find a way to beat Gilles Simon, losing 6-4, 6-0 in the Open 13 quarterfinals on Friday for a third loss in three matches against the French veteran. The U.S. Open runner-up and top seed in Marseille dropped his serve five times against the 35-year-old Simon,
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11:34 PM ET Associated Press RIO DE JANEIRO — Top-seeded Dominic Thiem of Austria trailed Italy’s Gianluca Mager 7-6 (4), 2-1 on Friday when rain forced the suspension of their Rio Open quarterfinal until Saturday. Thiem will overtake Roger Federer for the No. 3 spot in the world if he beats Mager. Mager or Thiem
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5:42 PM ET Associated Press DELRAY BEACH, Fla. — No. 6-seeded Ugo Humbert of France advanced to the semifinals at the Delray Beach Open by beating 2018 champion Frances Tiafoe 6-1, 6-2 on Friday. Humbert’s opponent Saturday will be unseeded Yoshihito Nishioka of Japan; he rallied past 18-year-old American Brandon Nakashima 3-6, 7-6 (5), 6-4.
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9:06 PM ET Associated Press DELRAY BEACH, Fla. — Frances Tiafoe advanced to his first ATP Tour quarterfinal this year by beating fellow American Tommy Paul 7-5, 7-6 (4) on Thursday at the Delray Beach Open. Tiafoe, the 2018 champion, said he was pleased to win playing less than his best. “It seems like on
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5:49 PM ET Daniil Medvedev overcame a poor start to beat Jannik Sinner 1-6, 6-1, 6-2 and reach the Open 13 Provence quarterfinals on Thursday. The U.S. Open runner-up, who lost in the fourth round of the Australian Open last month, dropped his serve twice but broke the Italian’s serve four times. Medvedev, ranked fifth
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6:07 AM ET Roger Federer has announced he will miss the French Open following surgery on his right knee. Federer, 38, underwent surgery in Switzerland on Wednesday and announced via his twitter account he will be out until the grass season. pic.twitter.com/VVGI1o8XYZ — Roger Federer (@rogerfederer) February 20, 2020 “My right knee has been bothering
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11:55 PM ET Associated Press Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print RIO DE JANEIRO — Third-seeded Cristian Garin of Chile advanced to the Rio Open quarterfinals Wednesday, beating Argentina’s Federico Delbonis 6-4, 6-3. Garin will face Argentina’s Federico Coria, a 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 winner over Spain’s Carlos Alcaraz Garfia. Home favorite Thiago Monteiro dropped
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1:54 PM ET Top seed Simona Halep survived an early scare and saved a match point to beat Tunisia’s Ons Jabeur 1-6, 6-2, 7-6(7) in the last 16 of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships on Wednesday. Romanian Halep, playing her first match since a semifinal exit at the Australian Open, was rusty in the
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