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2 hrs ago | Suria

India tennis veteran Paes says wants to...

Indian veteran Leander Paes has said he wants to retire from tennis on a career high by aiming for gold in Rio in 2016, 20 years after winning his first Olympic medal. India's Leander Paes during a mixed doubles match at the Australian Open in Melbourne on January 19, 2014 - by Greg Wood The 41-year-old doubles specialist said he wanted to follow in the footsteps of greats such as US basketballer Michael Jordan and Brazilian footballer Pele by calling time while still at the top of his game.

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Related Topix: Sports, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Leander Paes, Olympic Tennis, More Sports, Radek Stepanek, US Open, Australian Open

6 hrs ago | Yahoo!

Tennis - Halep latest to qualify for WTA Finals

World number two Simona Halep has become the third player to book her place at the WTA Tour's season ending Finals tournament in Singapore next month. The Romanian joins world number one and US Open champion Serena Williams and Russian Maria Sharapova in booking places at the $6.5 million event for the top eight women over the season.

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Related Topix: Sports, More Sports, US Open, Tennis Players, Simona Halep, Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova, French Open, Wimbledon

10 hrs ago | The New Zealand Herald

Seppi retires at Moselle Open

Igor Sijsling advanced to the second round of the Open de Moselle on Tuesday after Andreas Seppi retired with a lower back pain. Sijsling, ranked 74th in the world, was leading 6-0, 4-1 when his Italian opponent called it quits after just 39 minutes on court.

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Related Topix: Sports, More Sports, Igor Sijsling, Tennis Players, Andreas Seppi, US Open, Michal Przysiezny

14 hrs ago | The New Zealand Herald

Stosur among cull of seeds in Guangzhou 1st round

Top-seeded Samantha Stosur was the most notable among the five seeds to lose in first-round action at the Guangzhou Open on Tuesday. The 2011 U.S. Open champion fell to Chinese wild card Wang Yafan 2-6, 6-2, 6-2.

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Related Topix: Sports, Tennis Players, Samantha Stosur, More Sports, US Open, Bojana Jovanovski

18 hrs ago | Knoxville News Sentinel

Cibulkova advances at Pan Pacific Open

Sixth-seeded Dominika Cibulkova beat Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium 6-1, 6-3 to advance to the second round of the Pan Pacific Open on Tuesday. Cibulkova held all eight of her service games while fighting off four break points at Ariake Coliseum, and will next play Coco Vandeweghe of the United States who rallied from 4-2 down in the second set and fired 10 aces to beat Russian qualifier Alla Kudryavtseva, 6-2, 7-5.

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Related Topix: Sports, Tennis Players, More Sports, Dominika Cibulkova, Kirsten Flipkens, Coco Vandeweghe, Alla Kudryavtseva

22 hrs ago | Echo-news.co.uk

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

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