Tennis

3:42 PM ET Andy Murray saw off Vasek Pospisil in straight sets to advance into the quarterfinals at the Moselle Open in Metz on Wednesday. The three-time Grand Slam champion eased to a 6-3, 6-3 victory, reaching his first ATP Tour quarterfinal this year. Murray, 34, dominated the opening exchanges, nearly breaking Pospisil in the
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6:18 PM ET Associated Press INDIAN WELLS, Calif. — Naomi Osaka pulled out of the BNP Paribas Open on Wednesday, a move that was expected after she indicated following her US Open loss this month that she planned to take another extended break from tennis. The withdrawal was announced by the official Twitter feed for
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6:39 PM ET Associated Press Two-time Grand Slam champion Simona Halep will no longer be coached by Darren Cahill. Halep announced the split “after six wonderful years working together” via a Twitter post on Wednesday, saying that she and Cahill “have decided that it’s time to end our working relationship.” Halep won the French Open
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7:50 PM ET Associated Press Top-seeded Belgium recovered from being two matches down to beat Bolivia 3-2 in the Davis Cup World Group on Sunday. Belgium trailed 2-0 at the start of the day in Asuncion, Paraguay, after losing its opening singles on Saturday, but advanced to the Qualifiers next year after Sander Gille and
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5:04 PM ET Unseeded Jasmine Paolini dominated Alison Riske in a straight-sets win to claim her first WTA Tour title at Zavarovalnica Sava Portoroz in Slovenia on Sunday. World No. 87 Paolini recovered from a double break down in the first set to defeat No. 3 seed Riske 7-6(4), 6-2 in the final as she
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4:34 PM ET Denmark teenager Clara Tauson upset reigning champion Jelena Ostapenko 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 in a three-set thriller in two hours and five minutes to claim her second WTA title at the Luxembourg Open on Sunday. Tauson, 18, twice broke Ostapenko’s serve to claim the opening set 6-3. However, the Latvian saved a break
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7:58 PM ET Associated Press No. 17-ranked Cristian Garin was crushed in 50 minutes and won only one game to seal seeded Chile’s upset 3-1 loss to Slovakia in Bratislava in the Davis Cup World Group on Saturday. Norbert Gombos, ranked nearly 100 spots lower, also knocked off Nicolas Jarry on Friday on the indoor
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4:26 PM ET Jelena Ostapenko defeated the seventh-seed Liudmila Samsonova in straight sets by 6-1, 7-6(4) in one hours and 28 minutes to reach the Luxembourg Open final on Saturday. The Latvian won the tournament in 2019 and the result sees her progress into her second final of the year after winning the Eastbourne title
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11:17 PM ET Associated Press LONDON — Casper Ruud‘s Davis Cup debut as a Top 10 player resulted in a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Khumoyun Sultanov on Friday, helping Norway take a 2-0 lead over visiting Uzbekistan in the World Group I playoffs. The 22-year-old Ruud — whose father, Christian, played for Norway’s Davis Cup
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8:21 AM ET Inordinately long toilets breaks and medical timeouts at critical moments could soon be a thing of the past in men’s tennis with the ATP Tour planning to impose stricter rules, a source at the men’s governing body told Reuters. The practice has long been a bugbear of players, most recently at the
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1:58 PM ET Emma Raducanu‘s astonishing US Open triumph could lead to a fortune worth around £20 million ($27.7 million) over the next two years and that may be just the start, according to sports marketing experts. The 18-year-old Briton was almost unheard before reaching the fourth round at this year’s Wimbledon, having earned around
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11:52 AM ET Associated Press NEW YORK — Emma Raducanu‘s qualifier-to-champion run at the US Open vaulted her 127 spots in the WTA rankings to a career-high No. 23 on Monday. The 18-year-old from Britain began the year ranked 345th, rose to 179th in July by reaching Wimbledon’s fourth round in her Grand Slam debut
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Sep 13, 2021 Associated Press ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The season-ending WTA Finals have been moved from China to the Mexican city of Guadalajara, the WTA said Monday. The tournament was supposed to be held in the Chinese city of Shenzhen in November. The WTA didn’t give a reason for the switch but said the
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