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Schwartzman retires from Rio Open because of leg injury

Feb. 20, 2019 7:48 PM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Defending champion Diego Schwartzman retired from the Rio Open on Wednesday because of a right leg injury. The fourth-seeded Argentine player trailed Uruguay's Pablo Cuevas 6-1, 4-1 when he stopped playing. The first-round match began Tuesday and was interrupted by rain. Cuevas, the...

Reddit co-founder pushes hard for paternity leave

Feb. 20, 2019 7:39 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Alexis Ohanian wants other guys to be jealous of him. Not because he's a multimillionaire venture capitalist. Or because he's married to tennis pro Serena Williams. The Reddit co-founder wants men to covet the time he gets to spend with his 1-year-old daughter, Olympia. The pair is all over...

John Isner advances in Delray Beach Open

Feb. 20, 2019 7:36 PM EST

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Second-seeded John Isner advanced to the third round of the Delray Beach Open on Wednesday night, beating Lukas Lacko of Slovakia 6-4, 6-3. The 6-foot-10 American set up a match against eighth-seeded Adrian Mannarino of France, a 6-2, 7-6 (3) winner over Denis Istomin of...

Kvitova, Halep advance at Dubai Championships

Feb. 20, 2019 1:14 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Former champions Petra Kvitova and Simona Halep overcame windy conditions to reach the quarterfinals of the Dubai Championships on Wednesday. The second-seeded Kvitova beat American Jennifer Brady 7-5, 1-6, 6-3 despite struggling with her serve, while No. 3 Halep ousted...

Top seeds Thiem and Fognini upset at Rio Open

Feb. 20, 2019 9:37 AM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Top seeds Dominic Thiem of Austria, and Italy's Fabio Fognini and Marco Cecchinato were ousted in the first round of the Rio Open clay-court tournament on Tuesday. No. 1-seeded Thiem lost to Serbia's Laslo Dere 6-3, 6-3, while the second-seeded Fognini was defeated by Canadian Felix...

Federer to play Madrid Open after 2-year absence

Feb. 20, 2019 5:47 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — Roger Federer will play at the Madrid Open as part of his return to the clay court. Organizers say the 20-time Grand Slam champion will participate in the tournament from May 3-12. The 37-year-old Federer didn't play in clay tournaments for two seasons, but said he will be back this year as...

Tiafoe loses to Daniel Evans in 1st round at Delray Beach

Feb. 19, 2019 11:03 PM EST

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Defending champion Frances Tiafoe squandered an early lead and lost Tuesday to Britain's Daniel Evans in the first round of the Delray Beach Open, 3-6, 7-6 (1), 7-5. Tiafoe, seeded No. 3, lost his third match in a row. He won the first five games and was up 4-1 in the third set...

No. 1 Naomi Osaka loses 1st match since splitting from coach

Feb. 19, 2019 3:45 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Naomi Osaka lost her first match since moving up to No. 1 in the WTA rankings — and first since splitting from her coach. The two-time major champion had trouble with her serve and was beaten 6-3, 6-3 by 67th-ranked Kristina Mladenovic at the Dubai Championships in...

A washout: Play suspended at Rio Open because of heavy rain

Feb. 18, 2019 7:06 PM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Heavy rain ensured there were no completed matches Monday at the Rio Open. Only two matches started but neither got through the first set before the weather set in. Seventh-seeded Malek Jaziri was trailing Federico Delbonis 5-3 and eighth-seeded Nicolas Jarry was down 4-3 against...

Serena Williams back in top 10 after giving birth

Feb. 18, 2019 9:53 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Serena Williams has returned to the top 10 in the tennis rankings for the first time since taking a break to have her first child. Williams dropped as low as 491st upon her return to competition in March 2018 but is up to No. 10 after reaching two Grand Slam finals since, losing to Angelique...