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Federer loses to Thiem in Madrid Open quarterfinals

May. 10, 2019 5:46 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Roger Federer's return to clay lasted only three matches. A day after saving two match points at the Madrid Open, Federer squandered two match points himself in the quarterfinals against Dominic Thiem on Friday, losing 3-6, 7-6 (11), 6-4. It may have ended his first appearance at a clay-court...

Federer outlasts Monfils to reach Madrid Open quarterfinals

May. 9, 2019 5:59 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Facing match point and on a second serve, Roger Federer decided it was time for a "panic move." So he went into all-out attacking mode, charging to the net to try to avoid a disappointing end to his first clay-court tournament since 2016. It worked. A lucky volley, followed by a smash winner,...

Nadal overcomes stomach virus to advance in Madrid Open

May. 8, 2019 6:14 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Rafael Nadal was concerned going into his first match at the Madrid Open. He lost practice time ahead of the tournament because of a stomach virus and didn't know exactly how his body would react when he stepped onto the "Magic Box" center court on Wednesday. But despite the lack of...

Osaka opens clay campaign by beating Hsieh in Stuttgart

Apr. 25, 2019 3:30 PM EDT

STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Top-ranked Naomi Osaka opened her clay-court season by beating Hsieh Su-wei of Taiwan 6-4, 6-3, on Thursday to reach the Porsche Grand Prix quarterfinals. Osaka hit 22 winners and converted three of her six break points to seal the win in 1 hour, 24 minutes and set up a meeting...

Top-seeded Bencic loses in Samsung Open 1st round

Apr. 9, 2019 3:29 PM EDT

LUGANO, Switzerland (AP) — Top-seeded Belinda Bencic of Switzerland lost to 182nd-ranked Antonia Lottner in the first round of the Samsung Open in front of her home crowd Tuesday. Bencic faltered after forcing the first break of serve, and the 6-foot-1 (1.85-meter) German qualifier took advantage to win...

Keys beats top-seeded Stephens to reach Volvo Car Open semis

Apr. 5, 2019 9:21 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Madison Keys rallied late to down top-seeded Sloane Stephens for the first time in four career meetings to reach the Volvo Car Open semifinals on Friday. Keys pulled away from her American countrywoman to win 7-6 (6), 4-6, 6-2. Keys, seeded eighth and ranked 18th in the world, will...

Top 10 players Bertens, Sabalenka lose at Volvo Car Open

Apr. 4, 2019 10:50 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Defending champion Kiki Bertens and third-seeded Aryna Sabalenka, both among the top 10 players in the world, lost Thursday at the Volvo Car Open. Top-seeded American Sloane Stephens, ranked eighth in the world, needed three sets to advance over 14th-seeded Ajla Tomljanovic of...

High seeds Sevastova, Mertens, Goerges fall in Charleston

Apr. 3, 2019 9:59 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Fourth-seeded Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia was among three of the world's top 20 players who lost to unseeded opponents at the Volvo Car Open on Wednesday. Sevastova, ranked 12th in the WTA, fell to American Jessica Pegula 6-4, 6-2. Sixth-seeded Elise Mertens of Belgium, No. 17 in...

Switzerland's Bencic wins to open play at the Volvo Car Open

Apr. 1, 2019 5:34 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Ninth-seeded Belinda Bencic of Switzerland opened play at the Volvo Car Open with a 6-3, 6-0 victory over Australia's Destanee Aiava on Monday at the WTA's first clay-court event of the season. Latvia's Jelena Ostapenko, the 10th seed, opened play at the Volvo Car Open with a 6-1,...

Hopman Cup out, ATP Cup in for overhaul of Australia swing

Mar. 28, 2019 2:10 AM EDT

PERTH, Australia (AP) — The Hopman Cup international mixed team event is making way for the new ATP Cup at the start of the 2020 tennis season in Australia. The International Tennis Federation on Thursday confirmed an early end to the licensing agreement with Tennis Australia for the Hopman Cup, which had...