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Heather Watson suffered more first-round heartache on Tuesday

Heather Watson was dumped out of the Korea Open in the first round in Seoul on Tuesday, beaten by American qualifier Nicole Gibbs. Watson, seeded eighth for this tournament, managed to convert just one of seven break points in the first set before Gibbs, ranked 55 places lower than Watson at 101 in the world, dominated the second in a 7-5 6-2 win.

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Related Topix: Sports, Tennis Players, More Sports, Heather Watson

Mon Sep 15, 2014

Daily Camera

Boys tennis: Boulder sweeps Monarch

He's seen it done by the likes of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. He's even nailed it in practice.

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Related Topix: Sports, Tennis Players, More Sports, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal

Yahoo!

Davis Cup - Spain drop out of World Group for first time since 1996

Brazil's Thomaz Bellucci beat Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut in four sets on Sunday to give Brazil a 3-1 Davis Cup victory that relegated the Spaniards from the World Group for the first time since 1996. It was also Spain 's first defeat on clay since Brazil beat them 15 years ago, when Gustavo Kuerten got the win that secured victory over Spain's current captain Carlos Moya.

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Related Topix: Sports, Tennis Players, More Sports, Thomaz Bellucci, Gustavo Kuerten, Carlos Moya, David Ferrer, US Open, Thiemo de Bakker

South End Standard

Dennis coached sporting sons David, John and Tony

Dennis Lloyd, father of tennis stars David, John and Tony Lloyd, passed away peacefully at home at the age of 94 on Tuesday. Born in Woodford, he attended Royal Liberty School in Romford, and during his time there was selected to play for Essex Grammar Schools at football and cricket.

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Related Topix: Sports, More Sports, Wimbledon

NewsOK.com

Lin beats Vinci in 1st round of Guangzhou Open

Lin Zhu of China advanced to the second round of the Guangzhou Open by beating sixth-seeded Roberta Vinci of Italy 6-3, 7-6 Monday. Shahar Peer of Israel, the 2009 champion, also advanced.

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Related Topix: Sports, Tennis Players, More Sports, Roberta Vinci, Shahar Peer, Pauline Parmentier, Alize Cornet

SFGate

Lepchenko beats Rogowska to advance at Korea Open

Fifth-seeded Varvara Lepchenko of the United States advanced to the second round of the Korea Open by beating Olivia Rogowska of Australia 6-1, 6-2 Monday. Lepchenko converted all three break points in first set at Olympic Park Tennis Center .

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Related Topix: Sports, Tennis Players, More Sports, Varvara Lepchenko, Olivia Rogowska, Christina McHale

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Outlook

Somdev Stuns Lajovic, India, Serbia Locked 2-2

A resilient Somdev Devvarman won the battle of nerves and wits as he pulled off a stunning five-set victory over world number 61 Dusan Lajovic to lock the Davis Cup World Group play-off tie against Serbia 2-2, here today. Somdev overcame a sluggish start to carve out a heroic 1-6 6-4 4-6 6-4 6-3 win after battling hard for three hours and 37 minutes as he dished out a memorable win.

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Related Topix: Sports, Tennis Players, Somdev Devvarman, More Sports, Davis Cup, French Open

Cybercast News Service

Isner, Querrey win; US beats Slovakia in Davis Cup

John Isner and Sam Querrey won their singles matches Sunday as the U.S. completed a 5-0 sweep of Slovakia in the Davis Cup World Group playoff. Isner captured the final nine games and beat Lukas Lacko 6-3, 6-0.

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Related Topix: Sports, More Sports, Davis Cup, Tennis Players, John Isner, Sam Querrey, Lukas Lacko, Martin Klizan

The Northern Echo

Croatia's Mirjana Lucic-Baroni, pictured, defeated Venus Williams in Quebec City

Mirjana Lucic-Baroni won her first WTA title in more than 16 years as she stunned top seed Venus Williams to claim a straight-sets victory in the final of the Coupe Banque Nationale in Quebec City on Sunday. The 32-year-old Croatian saw off the challenge of the American former world number one 6-4 6-3 to claim the title, while also setting the record for the biggest gap between WTA titles since the one she won in Bol in 1998 - 16 years and four months previously.

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Related Topix: Sports, Tennis Players, More Sports, Venus Williams, Mirjana Lucic, US Open

Iol.co.za

Monfils seals win for France

Gael Monfils wrapped up a 4-1 victory for France in its Davis Cup semifinal against Czech Republic with a 5-7, 6-4, 7-5 defeat of Lukas Rosol on Sunday. France earned its place in the final for the first time since 2010 on Saturday when Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Richard Gasquet won the doubles to give the hosts an unassailable 3-0 lead against the two-time defending champions.

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Related Topix: Sports, Tennis Players, More Sports, Gael Monfils, Davis Cup, Lukas Rosol, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Richard Gasquet, Arnaud Clement

CBC News

Roger Federer leads Swiss to final in Davis Cup tie

Switzerland's Roger Federer, right, waves his national flag next to teammate Michael Lammer as they celebrate winning the Davis Cup semifinal against Italy on Sunday. Switzerland advances to its first Davis Cup final in 22 years following Federer's 6-2, 6-3, 7-6 win over 17th-ranked Fabio Fognini.

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Related Topix: Sports, More Sports, Davis Cup, Tennis Players, Roger Federer, Michael Lammer, Fabio Fognini, Andre Agassi, Lleyton Hewitt

Daily Times

I'm getting closer to number one: Nishikori : September 13, 2014,

TOKYO Japan's Kei Nishikori was given a hero's welcome by over 200 fans when he arrived in Tokyo on Saturday after becoming the first Asian man to reach a grand slam final at the US Open. The 24-year-old's dream of claiming the holy grail of a first major title came to a shuddering halt in a 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 thrashing by Serbian giant Marin Cilic in last Monday's final in New York.

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Related Topix: Sports, Tennis Players, More Sports, Kei Nishikori, US Open, Marin Cilic

NewsOK.com

Davis Cup: Australia completes win over Uzbekistan

Australia completed a 5-0 Davis Cup win over Uzbekistan on Sunday a day after clinching a spot in next year's elite World Group. In reverse singles, Sam Groth of Australia beat Temur Ismailov 6-3, 6-2 before Nick Kyrgios defeated Sanjar Fayziev 6-1, 6-1 in just 40 minutes.

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Related Topix: Sports, Lleyton Hewitt, More Sports, Chris Guccione, Tennis Players, Denis Istomin, Farrukh Dustov

Sat Sep 13, 2014

CBC News

Vasek Pospisil, Nestor suffer 3-set loss in Davis Cup tie

Canada's Vasek Pospisil, left, makes a return as partner Daniel Nestor looks on as they play Colombia in Davis Cup doubles action in Halifax on Saturday. Canada, which holds a 2-1 lead in the best-of-five following a straight-sets loss to Colombia, has to win the three-day event to stay in the elite World Group.

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Related Topix: Sports, More Sports, Daniel Nestor

Sporting News

Davis Cup tennis: Israel takes 2-1 lead vs. Argentina

Led by the doubles team of Jonathan Erlich and Andy Ram, Israel took a 2-1 lead over Argentina on Saturday afternoon in a best-of-5 Davis Cup World Group playoff. Erlich and Ram defeated Argentina's Federico Delbonis and Horacio Zeballos 6-3, 3-6, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 in 91-degree heat at the Sunrise Tennis Center.

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Related Topix: Sports, More Sports, Davis Cup, Jonathan Erlich, Andy Ram, Horacio Zeballos

Outlook

Paes-Bopanna Keep India Alive As Hosts Pull One Back

Leander Paes yet again turned the clock back in company of Rohan Bopanna as the Indian duo recorded a dramatic come-from-behind 1-6 6-7 6-3 6-3 8-6 win over Serbian pair of Nenad Zimonjic and Ilija Bozoljac to keep home team's chances alive in the Davis Cup World Group play-off tie, here today. It was yet another brilliant Davis Cup show by Leander against a Serbian pair, who had the distinction of beating the legendary Bryan brothers in Davis Cup last season.

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Related Topix: Sports, More Sports, Leander Paes, Rohan Bopanna, Nenad Zimonjic, Ilija Bozoljac, Davis Cup, Tennis Players, Somdev Devvarman

The New Zealand Herald

Lisicki to play Pliskova in Hong Kong Open final

Top-seeded Sabine Lisicki hit 12 aces and broke her opponent five times to beat Francesca Schiavone of Italy 6-3, 3-6, 6-2 Saturday to reach the final of the Hong Kong Open. The German needed more than two hours to win the tight encounter and will face third-seeded Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic in Sunday's final.

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Related Topix: Sports, Tennis Players, More Sports, Sabine Lisicki, Francesca Schiavone

USA Today

Berdych, Stepanek to play doubles against France

Tomas Berdych and Radek Stepanek hope to extend their winning partnership in the Davis Cup as two-time defending champion Czech Republic changed its doubles lineup in a bid to overturn a 2-0 deficit against France in their semifinal. Berdych and Stepanek, who boast a 15-1 winning record together in the competition, will face Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Richard Gasquet on Saturday after France captain Arnaud Clement also amended his team.

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Related Topix: Sports, Tennis Players, More Sports, Tomas Berdych, Radek Stepanek, Davis Cup, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga

ABC News

US Takes 2-0 Lead Over Slovakia in Davis Cup

Sam Querrey gave the U.S. a commanding 2-0 lead Friday night in its Davis Cup World Group playoff against Slovakia with a 7-6 , 6-3, 6-3 win over Martin Klizan. In the opening match of the night, American John Isner hit 29 aces in a 7-6 , 6-4, 6-2 win over Norbert Gombos.

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Related Topix: Sports, More Sports, Davis Cup, Tennis Players, Sam Querrey, Martin Klizan, John Isner, US Open, Bob Bryan

Fri Sep 12, 2014

NewsOK.com

Bellucci helps Brazil level Davis Cup playoff

Thomaz Bellucci rallied from two sets down and saved a match point in a 3-6, 6-7 , 6-4, 7-5, 6-3 victory over Pablo Andujar on Friday that helped Brazil level the Davis Cup World Group playoff against Spain at 1-1. Roberto Bautista Agut, Spain's top player for the clay-court series in Brazil, beat the 201st-ranked Rogerio Dutra Silva 6-0, 6-1, 6-3 in the first match.

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Related Topix: Sports, More Sports, Davis Cup, Tennis Players, Thomaz Bellucci, Pablo Andujar, Rogerio Dutra Silva

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