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  • Tennis Roundup: Mattek-Sands upsets Svitolina at Miami Open; Safarova wins Caroline Wozniacki, of Denmark, shakes hands with Varvara Lepchenko, of the United States, after defeating her 6-1, 6-2 during the Miami Open tennis tournament, Thursday, March 23, 2017, in Key Biscayne, Fla. (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) — Bethanie Mattek-Sands picked up her first top-10 victory since 2015, upsetting ninth-seeded Elina Svitolina 7-5, 6-4 on Thursday to reach the Miami Open’s third round. Mattek-Sands, who turned 32 on Thursday, is ranked only 158th in singles and needed a wild-card invitation to get into the hard-court tournament. She is ranked ...
  • Tennis Roundup: Angelique Kerber retakes No. 1 ranking from Serena Williams Angelique Kerber, of Germany, is assured of staying at No. 1 in the WTA rankings at least for the next two weeks.(Photo: Kamran Jebreili, AP)(PhatzRadio Sports / AP)   —   Angelique Kerber is back at No. 1 in the WTA rankings, reclaiming that spot from Serena Williams. Kerber moves atop the rankings on Monday. That’s about six months after she originally ascended to No. 1 for the first time, overtaking Williams by winning the U.S. Open. That ended Williams’ run of 186 ...
  • Tennis Roundup: Federer on ‘dream start’ after winning Indian Wells title Indian Wells FedererINDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) — Forget the comeback talk. Roger Federer is back. He defeated Stan Wawrinka 6-4, 7-5 to win a record-tying fifth BNP Paribas Open title in an all-Swiss final Sunday to go with his record 18th Grand Slam title at the Australian Open in January after missing most of last year with various ...
  • Tennis Roundup: Federer reaches Indian Wells final against Wawrinka Federer Swiss 03INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) — Roger Federer might soon have to reset his goals for the year, seeing how well things are going for him. Having won his record 18th Grand Slam title at the Australian Open in January, Federer will pursue a record-tying fifth BNP Paribas Open title after beating Jack Sock 6-1, 7-6 (4) ...
  • Tennis Roundup: Sock wins another 3-setter to gain Indian Wells semifinals Svetlana Kuznetsova, of Russia, returns a shot to Karolina Pliskova, of the Czech Republic, at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament, Friday, March 17, 2017, in Indian Wells, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) — Jack Sock is getting quite the workout at the BNP Paribas Open, with all four of his matches stretching to three sets on his way to the semifinals. The 24-year-old American notched his biggest singles victory yet with a 6-3, 2-6, 6-2 quarterfinal win over Kei Nishikori on Friday. Sock finally ...
  • Tennis Roundup: Vesnina beats Venus Williams in 3 sets at Indian Wells Elena Vesnina, of Russia, celebrates after winning a point during her match against Venus Williams at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament, Thursday, March 16, 2017, in Indian Wells, Calif. Vesnina won 6-2, 4-6, 6-3. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) — Elena Vesnina recovered after blowing three match points to beat Venus Williams 6-2, 4-6, 6-3 and reach the semifinals of the BNP Paribas Open on Thursday night. Vesnina staved off six break points in the last game, falling behind 40-love to start, before closing out the 71-minute match with two forehand ...
  • Tennis Roundup: Federer tops Nadal again, Djokovic loses at Indian Wells Roger Federer, of Switzerland, right, shakes hands with Rafael Nadal, of Spain, after their match at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament, Wednesday, March 15, 2017, in Indian Wells, Calif. Federer won 6-2, 6-3. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) — Roger Federer defeated Rafael Nadal 6-2, 6-3 at the BNP Paribas Open on Wednesday in a fourth-round match that saw the longtime rivals meeting much earlier in a tournament than usual. Federer broke Nadal four times in advancing to the quarterfinals in 68 minutes. Although Nadal owns a 23-13 lead in ...
  • Tennis Roundup: Federer, Nadal win to set up early showdown at Indian Wells Roger Federer devuelve frente a Steve Johnson en el torneo de Indian Wells, el martes 14 de marzo de 2017. (AP Foto/Mark J. Terrill)INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) — Roger Federer edged Steve Johnson 7-6 (3), 7-6 (4) in a hard-serving duel at the BNP Paribas Open on Tuesday, setting up a fourth-round match against Rafael Nadal. Federer fired 12 aces — his fastest serve registering 131 mph — and never faced a break point against Johnson, who reached 136 ...
  • Tennis Roundup: Past champs Djokovic, Federer, Nadal win at Indian Wells Keys JPINDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) — Poised to return to the top spot in next week’s world rankings, Angelique Kerber narrowly avoided an upset at the BNP Paribas Open on Monday. Kerber outlasted Pauline Parmentier of France 7-5, 3-6, 7-5 in the third round when temperatures soared to the upper 90s (36 C) under cloudless skies in ...
  • Tennis Roundup: No. 1 Andy Murray stunned by Canada’s Vasek Pospisil at Indian Wells Andy Murray of Great Britain reacts during the final match against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France at the Erste Bank Open.(Photo: Ronald Zak, AP)INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) — Andy Murray was stunned in his opening match at the BNP Paribas Open by a man ranked 128 places below him, losing 6-4, 7-6 (4) to Canadian qualifier Vasek Pospisil on Saturday night. It was, without a doubt, the biggest singles victory of his career for Pospisil, who spun around and ...
  • Tennis Roundup: Sam Querrey beats Rafael Nadal in Mexican Open final United States' Sam Querre, weas a Mexican hat as Spain's Rafael Nadal wipes his sweat while they pose for photographers during the trophy ceremony at the Mexican Tennis Open in Acapulco, Mexico, Saturday March 4, 2017. Querrey served 19 aces to pull off a stunning upset beating Spaniard Rafael Nadal 6-3, 7-6 (3).(Photo: Enric Marti, AP)ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) — American Sam Querrey used a strong serve to beat Rafael Nadal 6-3, 7-6 (3) on Saturday night in the Mexican Open final. Querrey had 19 aces to win his ninth career title. He’s the first American champion in the history of the event. The American had a great week beating favored players on ...
  • Tennis Roundup: Kyrgios stuns Djokovic to reach Mexican Open semifinals Murray DubaiACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) — Australia’s Nick Kyrgios used a barrage of 25 aces to defeat top-seeded Novak Djokovic 7-6 (9), 7-5 early Friday morning and reach the semifinals of the Mexican Open. Kyrgios blasted 16 aces in the first set to beat Djokovic in his first match against the second-best player in the world and will ...
  • Tennis Roundup: Verdasco beats Monfils to reach semifinals in Dubai Uzbekistan's Denis Istomin, right, is congratulated by Serbia's Novak Djokovic after winning their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Fernando Verdasco advanced to the semifinals at the Dubai Tennis Championships by beating fourth-seeded Gael Monfils 6-3, 7-5 Thursday. The 35th-ranked Verdasco, one of five unseeded players in the quarterfinals, had lost all three of his previous matches against Monfils, the last coming in 2013. “I tried to be aggressive but ...
  • Tennis Roundup: Harrison beats Young 6-4, 6-4 in Memphis, reaches 1st final Ryan Harrison, of the United States, celebrates after defeating countryman Donald Young in a semifinal at the Memphis Open tennis tournament Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, in Memphis, Tenn. Harrison won 6-4, 6-4. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Ryan Harrison beat fellow American Donald Young 6-4, 6-4 in 90 minutes Saturday night at the Memphis Open semifinals, finally advancing to his first career final in his eighth try. “I certainly didn’t expect it to be six years until I got here,” Harrison said. “Nevertheless, I guess that’s why it’s a ...
  • Tennis Roundup: Young upsets Isner in 3 sets to reach Memphis Open semifinal Young MemphisMEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Donald Young upset No. 2 seed John Isner 7-6 (5), 3-6, 7-6 (6) on Friday night in the quarterfinals at the Memphis Open for his first victory in four tries over the world’s 23rd-ranked player. Young reached his seventh career semifinal and second in Memphis by overcoming the big-serving American in the ...
  • Tennis Roundup: Basilashvili upsets No. 1 seed Karlovic in Memphis Open Tennis 021717BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Second-seeded Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay was knocked out of the Argentina Open’s second round on Thursday, losing to Alexandr Dolgopolov of Ukraine 6-3, 7-6 (4). Dolgopolov won their only previous tour-level meeting in 2014 in Buenos Aires, and Cuevas had reached the quarterfinals in the last two years. No. 3-seeded David Ferrer ...
  • Tennis Roundup: Fritz saves 3 match points to beat No. 8 seed Lu in Memphis venus-williamsMEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Taylor Fritz saved three match points in a third-set tiebreaker to beat No. 8 seed Yen-Hsun Lu 4-6, 7-6 (4), 7-6 (7) on Tuesday night in the first round of the Memphis Open. Fritz, the runner-up in this event last year, won without ever breaking Lu’s serve. Earlier Tuesday, qualifier Darian King defeated ...
  • Tennis Roundup: U.S. beat Germany to advance to Fed Cup semifinals Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark plays a shot to Monica Puig of Puerto Rico during their women's singles match at the Sydney International tennis tournament in Sydney Monday, Jan. 9, 2017. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)KAANAPALI, Hawaii (AP) — CoCo Vandeweghe won the final 10 games to beat Germany’s Andrea Petkovic 3-6, 6-4, 6-0 on Sunday and give the United States an insurmountable 3-0 advantage in their Fed Cup quarterfinal match. The U.S. advanced to the semifinals for the first time since 2010. The fourth singles match was canceled, and the doubles ...
  • Tennis Roundup: Bertens fightback leaves Belarus, Dutch level in Fed Cup Gilles Muller of Luxembourg plays a shot to Britain's Daniel Evans during the men's singles final at the Sydney International tennis tournament in Sydney, Australia, Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)(Photo: The Associated Press)MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Kiki Bertens saved a match point on Saturday before beating Aryna Sabalenka to level the Netherlands’ Fed Cup match against Belarus at 1-1. Aliaksandra Sasnovich gave Belarus the lead with a 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 win over Michaella Krajicek in the opening rubber of the day, before 24th-ranked Bertens took on Aryna Sabalenka, ...
  • Tennis Roundup: Chardy and Brown advance to Open Sud de France 2nd round Davis CupMONTPELLIER, France (AP) — Jeremy Chardy of France beat seventh-seeded Marcel Granollers 6-0, 3-6, 6-3 to reach the second round of the Open Sud de France on Monday. Although Granollers was eclipsed in the first set, dropping his serve three times, Chardy still needed to save six break points. He beat the Spaniard for the third time ...
  • Tennis Roundup: US completes 5-0 Davis Cup sweep of Switzerland Davis CupBIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Sam Querrey and Steve Johnson won their singles matches Sunday to complete the United States’ second straight Davis Cup sweep of Switzerland. Querrey defeated Adrien Bossel 6-3, 7-5. Then Johnson, who clinched the Americans’ victory Saturday in doubles with Jack Sock, won his Davis Cup singles debut over Antoine Bellier, 6-4, 6-3. The ...
  • Tennis Roundup: Darcis edges Kohlschreiber to give Belgium lead over Germany Gilles Muller of Luxembourg plays a shot to Britain's Daniel Evans during the men's singles final at the Sydney International tennis tournament in Sydney, Australia, Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)(Photo: The Associated Press)FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Steve Darcis edged Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-4, 3-6, 2-6, 7-6 (2), 7-6 (5) to give Belgium a 1-0 lead over Germany in their Davis Cup first-round tie on Friday. Darcis, the Belgian No. 1 in the absence of David Goffin, held his nerve in sets four and five as Kohlschreiber missed two break ...
  • AU Open: Federer beats Nadal in epic Aussie final to win 18th major Federer AU Open finalMELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Roger Federer won his 18th Grand Slam title and put some extra distance on the all-time list between himself and Rafael Nadal, the man he beat in a vintage five-set final at the Australian Open final. It was the 35-year-old Federer’s first major title since Wimbledon in 2012, his first in Australia ...
  • AU Open: Serena Williams wins record 23rd major, beats sister Venus Venus and SerenaMELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A look at the Australian Open on Saturday: WEATHER: Sunny, high of 29 Celsius (85 Fahrenheit). ATTENDANCE: 19,324 WOMEN’S FINAL RESULT: No. 2 Serena Williams def. No. 13 Venus Williams 6-4, 6-4. MEN’S DOUBLES FINAL RESULT: No. 4 Henri Kontinen and Jamie Peers def. No. 3 Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan 7-5, 7-5. STAT OF THE ...
  • AU Open: Rafael Nadal survives in five-set win to reach final vs. Federer Spain's Rafael Nadal makes a backhand return to Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov during their semifinal at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, Jan. 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)MELBOURNE — Rafael Nadal was the last of the four great champions to cooperate in setting up a fairytale final weekend of tennis at the Australian Open this year. In a nod to age, experience and talent, Rafael Nadal will play old rival Roger Federer in the men’s final on Sunday, while sisters Serena and Venus ...

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