Tennis

6:20 AM ET Associated Press ADELAIDE, Australia — Australia has advanced to the Davis Cup Finals in November with a tight 3-1 win over Brazil on hard courts at the Memorial Drive tennis center on Saturday. John Millman beat Brazil’s Thiago Monteiro 6-7, (6), 7-6 (3) 7-6 (3) in the deciding match. Millman took the
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4:40 PM ET Associated Press Tennis players at the BNP Paribas Open, which starts next week, will have to manage their own towels on court, and ball kids will wear gloves while working matches at the combined men’s and women’s tournament in the Southern California desert. The measures were announced Friday by tournament organizers, who
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1:17 PM ET World No. 5 Sofia Kenin edged past France’s Oceane Dodin in the Open 6eme Sens-Metropole de Lyon semifinals on Friday. The reigning Australian Open champion beat World No. 130 Dodin 6-1, 6-7(5), 6-2 to set up a semifinal clash with either France’s Caroline Garcia or Belgium’s Alison Van Uytvanck, who play later
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12:13 AM ET Philip Matel The Philippines will try to defend home court as it faces Greece in the World Group II Playoffs of the Davis Cup on Friday and Saturday at the Philippine Columbian Association tennis courts in Paco, Manila. AJ Lim, Niño Alcantara, Jeson Patrombon, Ruben Gonzalez, Jed Olivarez, and non-playing team captain
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8:27 PM ET Associated Press BOSTON — Hall of Famer John McEnroe doesn’t think tennis has seen the last of Roger Federer playing at an elite level following the 38-year-old’s recent knee surgery. Federer announced last month that he will miss the French Open and at least three other tournaments while he recuperates. Federer indicated
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4:30 AM ET The women’s Kunming Open tennis tournament scheduled to begin in April in China’s Anning city has been cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak, the WTA Tour said on Tuesday. The April 27-May 3 claycourt event, which features 32 singles players and 16 doubles teams, is the second 125K series tournament to be
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9:11 PM ET Associated Press CARLSBAD, Calif. — Team Bryan Brothers beat Team Sharapova 22-13 on Sunday in the World TeamTennis Celebrity All-Star Match at Omni La Costa Resort & Spa. The match featured Bob and Mike Bryan, Sam Querrey and Rio Olympics champion Monica Puig from the Vegas Rollers, Ryan Harrison and Coco Vandeweghe
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6:28 PM ET Associated Press SANTIAGO, CHILE — Brazilian teenager Thiago Seyboth Wild won his first title Sunday by beating second-seeded Casper Ruud 7-5, 4-6, 6-3 Sunday in the final of the Chile Open. The 19-year-old clinched the title after Ruud’s backhand went wide. “He played amazing tennis all week,” Ruud said. “I can’t be
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1:12 AM ET Rafael Nadal raced to victory in the Mexican Open on Saturday night, dispatching Taylor Fritz in straight sets in Acapulco. The 33-year-old Spaniard dropped his racquet, launched his arms in elation and looked up into the night after a 6-3, 6-2 triumph on a hard court against the overmatched 22-year-old American. Nadal
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2:33 PM ET Novak Djokovic eased past Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-3, 6-4 to lift his fifth Dubai Tennis Championships title on Saturday, extending his unbeaten start to the 2020 season. Both players looked solid on serve early in the opening set before Djokovic turned the screw to break in the eighth game with a searing
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Feb 29, 2020 Aryna Sabalenka won her sixth career title on Saturday, beating Petra Kvitova in straight sets at the Qatar Total Open. The Belarus player saw off the challenge from Kvitova in just over an hour, winning 6-3, 6-3. Sabalenka finished the first set with an ace and lost just six points while serving.
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9:06 PM ET Associated Press SANTIAGO, Chile — Top-seeded home favorite Cristian Garin retired from his Chile Open quarterfinal because of back pain after losing the first set of his match against Brazil’s Thiago Wild. Wild led 7-6 (1) when Garin retired. Wild will face Argentina’s Renzo Olivo in the semifinals. Olivo beat sixth-seeded Hugo
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1:55 PM ET World No. 1 Ashleigh Barty has been knocked out of the Qatar Total Open on Friday after she suffered a narrow 6-4, 2-6, 6-4 defeat to Czech Republic’s Petra Kvitova in the semifinals in Doha. Kvitova, 29, will face Belarus’ Aryna Sabalenka in the final on Saturday after she defeated Russia’s Svetlana
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6:54 PM ET Associated Press DOHA, Qatar — Top-ranked Ash Barty beat former No. 1 Garbiñe Muguruza, 6-1, 6-7 (4), 6-2 Thursday to reach the semifinals of the Qatar Open. Barty broke for a 5-2 lead in the deciding set and clinched the win when Muguruza sent a forehand wide. The Australian will next face
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2:27 PM ET Associated Press INDIAN WELLS, Calif. — Kim Clijsters has been given a wild card into next month’s BNP Paribas Open, another step in her tennis comeback at age 36. The four-time major winner won in 2003 and 2005 at Indian Wells before retiring nearly eight years ago. Clijsters hasn’t competed at the
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