Tennis

3:49 PM ET Associated Press GENEVA — After Roger Federer secured a must-win victory for Team Europe, Alexander Zverev ensured the Laver Cup was retained Sunday in a title-deciding super-tiebreaker against Milos Raonic of Team World. Zverev fired a crosscourt forehand winner to clinch a 6-4, 3-6, 10-4 victory in the decisive singles match and
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1:07 AM ET Associated Press OSAKA, Japan — Naomi Osaka won her first singles title since the Australian Open in January by beating Russia’s Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-2, 6-3 in the Toray Pan Pacific final on Sunday. Enjoying strong support from a parochial crowd, the former No. 1-ranked Osaka dominated the match with her powerful groundstrokes
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12:29 PM ET Frenchmen Jo-Wilfried Tsonga will face Slovenian Aljaz Bedene in the final of the Moselle Open in Metz on Sunday. Tsonga, 34, continued his impressive recent form to beat compatriot Lucas Pouille in straight sets 7-6 (6), 7-6 in the semifinal on Saturday. The match marked the fifth time that the pair have
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3:53 AM ET Associated Press American Sofia Kenin beat former U.S. Open champion Samantha Stosur 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-2 in the final of the Guangzhou International on Saturday for her third WTA singles title of the year. Kenin won her first singles title of 2019 on the hardcourts of Hobart, Australia in January, and won
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8:06 AM ET Associated Press OSAKA, Japan — Camila Giorgi dropped just three games to upset third-seeded Sloane Stephens 6-0, 6-3 in the second round of the Toray Pan Pacific Open on Thursday. The unseeded Italian, who reached the semifinals last year, beat the 2017 US Open champion to set up a quarterfinal match against
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8:39 AM ET Associated Press OSAKA, Japan — Top-seeded Naomi Osaka reached the quarterfinals at the Pan Pacific Open by beating qualifier Viktoriya Tomova 7-5, 6-3 on Wednesday. Osaka, who was broken twice early in the match, is looking to win her first title in her hometown after finishing runner-up in 2016 and 2018. She
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3:15 AM ET Richard Gasquet battled past Marcel Granollers to progress to the second round of the Moselle Open Tuesday. The former World no. 7 needed two hours and 35 minutes to defeat Granollers 4-6. 7-6, 6-4. Wild card Gregoire Barrere produced the upset of the day claiming a 6-2, 6-2 victory over Hubert Hurkacz
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10:55 AM ET Associated Press GENEVA — Roger Federer said he will soon decide if he will play at next year’s Tokyo Olympics. Federer said his schedule is set through Wimbledon, which ends July 12. The Olympic tournament starts July 25 and ends a few days before his 39th birthday. Speaking ahead of the Laver
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9:11 AM ET Associated Press OSAKA, Japan — Fifth-seeded Madison Keys improved her overall record against Daria Kasatkina to 6-0 by beating the Russian 6-3, 6-4 on Tuesday in the first round of the Pan Pacific Open. Keys converted six of her 10 break points in the match. “I feel good. I’m always a little
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3:51 AM ET ESPN Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print Fernando Verdasco enjoyed a comfortable start at the Moselle Open with a straight sets victory over Steve Darcis. The No. 5 seed only needed 69 minutes to secure a 6-2, 6-2 win over the Belgian to reach the second round of the tournament. The
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1:34 PM ET Associated Press ZHENGZHOU, China — Top-seeded Karolina Pliskova overcame rain delays and an early deficit to beat Petra Martic 6-3, 6-2 in the final of the Zhengzhou Open on Sunday. Rain halted play in the first set after seventh-seeded Martic went 2-0 ahead. When play resumed, Pliskova won the next three games
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2:59 AM ET Associated Press HIROSHIMA, Japan — Nao Hibino beat compatriot Misaki Doi 6-3, 6-2 on Sunday to win the Japan Women’s Open. In the first all-Japanese WTA final in 22 years, Doi made the better start and twice broke Hibino’s serve in the first set. But Hibino ran off nine straight games to
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