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Kvitova faces Rybarikova in Birmingham final

Jun. 23, 2018 12:08 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — Defending champion Petra Kvitova raced impressively into the Birmingham Classic final on Saturday with a 6-3, 6-2 win against Mihaela Buzarnescu. Fourth-seeded Kvitova outplayed one of the most improved players on the tour with strident groundstrokes and uninhibited net attacks....

Djokovic to face Cilic in Queen's Club final

Jun. 23, 2018 11:47 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Novak Djokovic advanced to his first ATP tour final in almost a year by defeating Jeremy Chardy 7-6 (5), 6-4 at Queen's Club on Saturday. The 12-time Grand Slam champion's last final — and title — also came on a British grass court, when he defeated Gael Monfils in Eastbourne...

Mauresmo to replace Noah as France's Davis Cup captain

Jun. 23, 2018 10:40 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Former top-ranked Amelie Mauresmo will become the first woman to captain France's Davis Cup men's team when she replaces Yannick Noah next season. "I'm obviously very proud of the trust put in me," said Mauresmo, who has also coached Andy Murray. The 38-year-old Frenchwoman is a two-time Grand...

Federer chases 99th title, faces Coric in Halle final

Jun. 23, 2018 9:46 AM EDT

HALLE, Germany (AP) — Defending champion Roger Federer will play 21-year-old Borna Coric in the Gerry Weber Open final as he chases his 99th career singles title on Sunday. Federer reached his 12th final in Halle after beating qualifier Denis Kudla 7-6 (1), 7-5 on Saturday. Coric advanced when...

Landmark win as Djokovic reaches Queen's semis

Jun. 22, 2018 3:41 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Novak Djokovic became the 10th man to register 800 victories since the Open Era began in 1968 when he beat France's Adrian Mannarino 7-5 6-1 on Friday to reach the Queen's Club semifinals. Djokovic, a 12-time Grand Slam champion, follows in the footsteps of Jimmy Connors (1,256), Roger...

Federer again pushed hard, advances to Halle semifinals

Jun. 22, 2018 3:20 PM EDT

HALLE, Germany (AP) — Roger Federer defeated Matthew Ebden 7-6 (2), 7-5 to reach the semifinals of the Gerry Weber Open grasscourt event on Friday. The defending champion was made to work hard by Ebden, who saved five of the eight break points he faced and led 5-3 in the second set. Federer, who saved two...

Kvitova lines up Buzarnescu meeting in Birmingham semis

Jun. 22, 2018 2:25 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — Petra Kvitova, who hopes a successful title defense at the Birmingham Classic will help her bid to win Wimbledon for a third time, moved into the semifinals with a 6-1, 6-4 victory over Germany's Julia Goerges on Friday. The fourth-seeded Kvitova took an hour and six minutes to...

Murray to continue comeback at Eastbourne

Jun. 22, 2018 1:27 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Andy Murray will continue his comeback next week after asking for a wildcard into the pre-Wimbledon Eastbourne International event. The three-time Grand Slam champion returned after nearly a year out with hip problems when he played at the Queen's Club in London on Tuesday, losing to...

Serena Williams: Young boys need domestic abuse education

Jun. 21, 2018 5:31 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Serena Williams says the conversation about stopping domestic abuse shouldn't just center around women, but men as well. The tennis superstar says education about domestic abuse should start when men are young boys. "I think expanding the conversation to men and expanding the conversation...

More love: US Open drops throw at ballperson tryouts

Jun. 21, 2018 4:29 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Forget the toss. Ballpersons will roll balls on court at the U.S. Open, opting for the technique used at the other three Grand Slam events. The U.S. Tennis Association announced Thursday it will drop the throw to broaden the pool of applicants for tryouts, which begin Tuesday at the USTA...