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Sharapova loses to Rybarikova at Kremlin Cup
MOSCOW (AP) -- Maria Sharapova was beaten by Magdalena Rybarikova 7-6 (3), 6-4 in the first round of the Kremlin Cup on Tuesday, ending her bid for a second title in two weeks....

Marino returns, 4 years after retiring because of depression
MONTREAL (AP) -- Former top-50 tennis player Rebecca Marino will come out of retirement after more than 4Ĺ years and enter a pair of tournaments....

Nadal cites knee injury to miss Federer's hometown event
BASEL, Switzerland (AP) -- Top-ranked Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from the Swiss Indoors next week, denying fans a possible final against Roger Federer....

Sharapova wins her 1st title since doping ban
TIANJIN, China (AP) -- Maria Sharapova won her first WTA title since returning from a doping ban after defeating Aryna Sabalenka to win the Tianjin Open on Sunday....

Strycova beats Rybarikova in Linz final for 2nd career title
LINZ, Austria (AP) -- Barbora Strycova ended a six-year wait for her second WTA singles title on Sunday by defeating Magdalena Rybarikova of Slovakia 6-4, 6-1 at the Ladies Linz....

Federer beats Nadal to win Shanghai Masters title
SHANGHAI (AP) -- Roger Federer extended his winning streak over Rafael Nadal this year to four matches after beating the top-ranked Spaniard 6-4, 6-3 to win the Shanghai Masters on Sunday....

Pavlyuchenkova faces Gavrilova in Hong Kong Open final
HONG KONG (AP) -- Playing in windy conditions, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova defeated Wang Qiang 6-3, 6-4 Saturday to advance to the final of the Hong Kong Open....

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- A medical examiner says a Florida man died from complications of blunt force trauma suffered in a June car crash with tennis star Venus Williams....