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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...

Opelka wins New York Open for first ATP Tour title

Feb. 17, 2019 9:57 PM EST

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Reilly Opelka had climbed out of trouble all week, though this time his big serve alone couldn't save him. Technology did first. Moments after an electronic review overturned what appeared to give his opponent a match point, Opelka pounded his 43rd ace to win his first ATP Tour title...

Wawrinka loses his 1st final since comeback from knee injury

Feb. 17, 2019 2:59 PM EST

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) — Three-time major champion Stan Wawrinka's rebuilt knee couldn't quite carry him to the title in Rotterdam on Sunday. Wawrinka lost his first final since his comeback a year ago from left knee surgeries, succumbing 6-3, 1-6, 6-2 to Gael Monfils of France at the ABN AMRO World...

Cecchinato beats Schwartzman in Argentina Open final

Feb. 17, 2019 1:56 PM EST

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Third-seeded Marco Cecchinato of Italy won the Argentina Open final on Sunday, taking his third career title and disappointing home crowd favorite Diego Schwartzman. The 26-year-old Cecchinato easily beat fourth-seeded Schwartzman 6-1, 6-2 on the outdoor clay. Schwartzman had...

Wawrinka loses his 1st final since comeback from knee injury

Feb. 17, 2019 11:57 AM EST

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) — Three-time major champion Stan Wawrinka has lost his first final since his comeback a year ago from left knee surgeries. Gael Monfils of France beat the unseeded Swiss 6-3, 1-6, 6-2 Sunday at the ABN AMRO World Tournament to win his eighth career title. The final was...