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Fognini realizes boyhood dream to win Monte Carlo Masters

Apr. 21, 2019 2:44 PM EDT

MONACO (AP) — On the clay courts where he once practiced as a youth with big dreams, Fabio Fognini won the biggest title of his erratic career by beating Dusan Lajovic 6-3, 6-4 Sunday in the Monte Carlo Masters final. The local lad from nearby San Remo, a 40-minute drive away along the Mediterranean coast...

Fed Cup semi: Australia, Belarus tied 2-2 ahead of doubles

Apr. 21, 2019 2:12 AM EDT

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — The Fed Cup semifinal between Australia and Belarus is going to a doubles decider. Victoria Azarenka beat Australia's Sam Stosur in the second reverse singles Sunday 6-1, 6-1 in 59 minutes to even the match at 2-2 on hard courts at Pat Rafter Arena. In the second set, Azarenka...

Stephens pulls US even with Swiss in FedCup after Keys upset

Apr. 20, 2019 7:38 PM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Sloane Stephens beat Timea Bacsinzsky after Viktorija Golubic upset Madison Keys in straight sets Saturday, leaving the United States and Switzerland tied 1-1 in their Fed Cup World Group playoff. Stephens, the No. 8 player in the world, won 6-4, 6-3 on the hard court inside Freeman...

Fognini stuns Nadal 6-4, 6-2 to reach Monte Carlo final

Apr. 20, 2019 2:47 PM EDT

MONACO (AP) — Fabio Fognini ended Rafael Nadal's winning streak at the Monte Carlo Masters, stunning the defending champion 6-4, 6-2 Saturday to reach the final for the first time and hand Nadal his first defeat here since a loss to Novak Djokovic in the 2015 semifinals. Fognini had beaten Nadal twice...

France and Romania level at 1-1 in Fed Cup semifinal

Apr. 20, 2019 1:46 PM EDT

ROUEN, France (AP) — Caroline Garcia beat Mihaela Buzarnescu 6-3, 6-3 to draw France level at 1-1 with Romania after the opening singles matches of their Fed Cup semifinal on Saturday. French Open champion Simona Halep had put Romania ahead with a commanding 6-3, 6-1 win against Kristina Mladenovic on...

Fed Cup semifinal: Australia, Belarus level after 1st day

Apr. 20, 2019 8:14 AM EDT

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Australian Ashleigh Barty beat doubles partner Victoria Azarenka of Belarus 7-6 (2), 6-3 to level their Fed Cup semifinal at 1-1 on Saturday. Barty's win on hard courts at Pat Rafter Arena ended Azarenka's 13-match winning streak in the Fed Cup. "I knew the first set would be...

Surprised Nadal sees 'super solid' Djokovic exit Monte Carlo

Apr. 19, 2019 3:23 PM EDT

MONACO (AP) — Surprised at seeing rival Novak Djokovic go out of the Monte Carlo Masters after an error-strewn performance, defending champion Rafael Nadal acknowledged he enjoyed some luck in reaching the semifinals on Friday. Quite an admission from the best player in clay-court history, who has won both...

Brazilian tennis player Souza provisionally suspended

Apr. 19, 2019 12:09 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Brazilian tennis player Joao Souza has been provisionally suspended again amid a corruption investigation by the Tennis Integrity Unit. Souza had already been provisionally suspended on March 29 but was reinstated on April 8 following a successful appeal. The TIU says that the provisional...

Fed Cup semifinal: Mladenovic vs. Halep in opening singles

Apr. 19, 2019 8:59 AM EDT

ROUEN, France (AP) — Kristina Mladenovic of France will face second-ranked Simona Halep of Romania in the opening singles of their Fed Cup semifinal Saturday. No. 21 Caroline Garcia meets Mihaela Buzarnescu in the second singles at the clay-court Kindarena in Rouen, northwest France. Following the reverse...

Fed Cup semifinal: Azarenka to play Ash Barty in singles

Apr. 18, 2019 9:17 PM EDT

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Samantha Stosur will open against Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus when singles play begins in a Fed Cup semifinal Saturday on hard courts at Pat Rafter Arena. Ninth-ranked Ashleigh Barty of Australia will play often doubles partner Victoria Azarenka in the second singles match. The...