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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.
4 hrs ago | The Northern Echo
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.
5 hrs ago | Iol.co.za
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.
9 hrs ago | CBC News
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.
13 hrs ago | Daily Times
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Top seed Bojana Jovanovski of Serbia will defend her Tashkent Open title in the final after outlasting local wild card Nigina Abduraimova 6-4, 7-5 on Friday. Jovanovski, who committed eight double faults to 12, prevailed in a semifinal in which 10 of the 22 games were broken serves.
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WINNING START: Veteran Lleyton Hewitt plays a return to Farrukh Dustov of Uzbekistan during his 6-4, 6-4, 6-2 at Cottesloe Tennis Club today. Davis Cup veteran Lleyton Hewitt and 19-year-old Nick Kyrgios gave Australia a 2-0 lead in their World Group playoff against Uzbekistan today.
The 29-year-old - a specialist doubles player - said the time was right to concentrate on the next stage of his career. "After much deliberation I feel it is the right time for me to stop playing professional sport and pursue new goals as I enter the next phase of my career.
Britain's number one - currently in the unfamiliar position of being ranked outside the world's top 10 - will join the likes of Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and newly-crowned US Open winner Marin Cilic in Beijing from September 27 onwards. Murray has not played in the event since 2010 and will be keen to accrue the points he needs to qualify for the season-ending ATP Finals in London.
Updated: Sun Sep 14, 2014 07:14 pm
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