Tennis

WUHAN, China — Caroline Wozniacki, Angelique Kerber and Anastasija Sevastova all fell to unseeded opponents in the first round of the Wuhan Open on Monday. Two-time champion Petra Kvitova avoided an upset, though, beating Polona Hercog 7-6 (6), 6-3 in a second-round match. The 13th-seeded Wozniacki lost to Su-Wei Hsieh of Taiwan 6-7 (2), 6-1,
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France’s Jo-Wilfried Tsonga rallied from a set down to beat Aljaz Bedene 6-7(4) 7-6(4) 6-3 in the Moselle Open final Sunday for his fourth title in the tournament. Playing in his fifth title clash in Metz, Tsonga, 34, fired 19 aces and won 92% of points on his first serve as he overcame a wobbly
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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 give the Europeans a 13-11
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WUHAN, China — American Danielle Collins beat seven-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams 7-5, 7-6 (5) in the opening round of the Wuhan Open on Sunday. Williams controlled the match early, going up 5-3 in the first set before dropping nine games in a row. A major turning point occurred when Williams failed to convert
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Rafael Nadal has pulled out of his Laver Cup matches on Sunday due to inflammation in his hand, denying fans the opportunity to see him partner Roger Federer in the doubles on the final day of the tournament in Geneva. Team Europe’s Nadal was scheduled to take on Team World’s Nick Kyrgios in his singles
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GENEVA — Coaching each other courtside, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal won their singles matches Saturday to help Team Europe retain its lead over Team World on Day 2 of the Laver Cup. Federer got his great rival’s input at his shoulder before rallying late and raising his game in the decisive super-tiebreaker to beat
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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 faced each other,
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American Sofia Kenin beat former US Open champion Sam 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 hard courts of Hobart, Australia, in January and added her second on grass
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OSAKA, Japan — Fourth-seeded Angelique Kerber advanced to the semifinals of the Toray Pan Pacific Open on Friday after Madison Keys retired with an injury in the deciding set. Kerber led 6-4, 4-6, 2-1 when the fifth-seeded Keys retired. “It was a really good match in the first two sets, and this is never the
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Top seed and 2014 champion David Goffin crashed out of the Moselle Open in the second round Thursday, losing 6-3, 6-2 to Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta. The Belgian was dispatched in 71 minutes, leaving the victorious Carreno Busta to face Aljaz Bedene in the third round Friday, after Bedene saw off defending champion Gilles Simon
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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 Belgian Elise Mertens. “It was
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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 as the runner-up in 2016 and 2018. She will next meet
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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 to ease into
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GENEVA — Roger Federer plans to decide “in the next month or so” whether he will play at next year’s Tokyo Olympics. Federer said Tuesday his 2020 schedule is set through Wimbledon, which ends July 12. The week-long Olympic tournament starts July 25 and ends a few days before his 39th birthday. “I guess I’m
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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 bit nervous ahead of my
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