Tennis

9:19 PM ET Associated Press RIO DE JANEIRO — Fifth-seeded Joao Sousa was eliminated from the Rio Open on Thursday, adding to the list of favorites knocked out of the clay-court tournament in the early stages. Norwegian Casper Ruud topped Portugal’s Sousa 6-3, 3-6, 6-4 in the round of 16. Top seeds Dominic Thiem of
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5:16 PM ET ESPN Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print Top seed Alison Van Uytvanck booked her spot in the Hungarian Ladies Open quarterifinals with a straight sets victory over Iga Swiatek Thursday. Belgian Van Uytvanck moved into the last eight with a comfortable 6-4, 7-5 win over Poland’s Swiatek, where she will face
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3:01 PM ET Associated Press DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Unseeded Belinda Bencic rallied to beat second-ranked Simona Halep 4-6, 6-4, 6-2 Thursday to reach the Dubai Championships semifinals. Bencic, who saved six match points in the previous round against Aryna Sabalenka, failed to capitalize on an early break in the first set but Halep
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5:25 PM ET ESPN Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print Defending champion Alison Van Uytvanck secured a narrow win against Vera Zvonareva in the Hungarian Ladies Open Wednesday. The top-seeded Belgian booked her place in the round of 16 with a 7-5, 7-5 victory in a match which lasted one hour and 55 minutes.
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8:19 PM ET Associated Press Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print RIO DE JANEIRO — Defending champion Diego Schwartzman retired from the Rio Open on Wednesday because of a right leg injury. The fourth-seeded Argentine athlete trailed Uruguay’s Pablo Cuevas 6-1, 4-1 before stopping play. The first-round match began Tuesday and was interrupted by
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8:28 PM ET Associated Press DELRAY BEACH, Fla. — 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 American player set up a match against eighth-seeded Adrian Mannarino of France, a 6-2, 7-6 (3) winner over Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan
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6:55 AM ET Roger Federer confirmed his participation for this year’s Madrid Open on Wednesday, marking his return to the European clay court season after two years away. The 20-times Grand Slam champion has not played this year since his Australian Open round of 16 defeat to Greek youngster Stefanos Tsitsipas in January. The US
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6:13 PM ET Fernando Verdasco recovered from a set down to progress to the second round of the Marseille 13 Open with a win against Egor Gerasimov on Tuesday. The No. 5-seeded Spaniard overcame Gerasimov 4-6, 6-3, 7-5 in a match that lasted two hours and 11 minutes. World No. 32 Gilles Simon also needed
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2:57 PM ET Associated Press DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — 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 lost 6-3, 6-3 to Kristina Mladenovic at the Dubai Championships in
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7:30 PM ET Associated Press Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print RIO DE JANEIRO — 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
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5:24 AM ET World No. 1 Naomi Osaka is adamant her shock split with coach Sascha Bajin had nothing to do with money and happened because she was determined her career would not be about putting “success over happiness”. Bajin had guided the Japanese player to back-to-back Grand Slam titles and to the summit of
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7:03 PM ET Associated Press UNIONDALE, N.Y. — Reilly Opelka won his first ATP Tour title Sunday, beating qualifier Brayden Schnur 6-1, 6-7 (7), 7-6 (7) in the New York Open. The 6-foot-11 Opelka hit 43 aces for the second straight match, the final one to finally end things after an overturned call had helped
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11:47 AM ET Gael Monfils resisted a second-set fightback from Stan Wawrinka to win the Rotterdam Open 6-3, 1-6, 6-2 on Saturday and lift his second ATP title of 2019. Frenchman Monfils started quickly to take a comfortable lead but was pegged back by three-times Grand Slam champion Wawrinka, who was appearing in his first
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1:21 AM ET Associated Press UNIONDALE, N.Y. — Reilly Opelka edged top-seeded John Isner the same way he knocked his fellow American out of the Australian Open, winning a match full of tiebreakers Saturday night in a New York Open semifinal that set a record for combined aces in a three-set match. Opelka fought off
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5:51 PM ET Associated Press BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Home crowd favorite Diego Schwartzman saved a match point to knock out defending champion Dominic Thiem and reach the Argentina Open final on Saturday. Schwartzman, down 4-2 in the second and third sets, saved the match point at 6-5 in the third with a forehand winner,
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4:56 PM ET Three-times Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka battled past Kei Nishikori 6-2, 4-6, 6-4 at the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam on Saturday to set up a final against Frenchman Gael Monfils. Swiss Wawrinka, who reached his first final since undergoing two knee surgeries in 2017, fired 35 winners, including eight
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