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2 hrs ago | 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

6 hrs ago | 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

7 hrs ago | 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

11 hrs ago | 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

15 hrs ago | 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

20 hrs ago | 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

SFGate

Jovanovski vs. Knapp for Tashkent Open final

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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Related Topix: Sports, Tennis Players, More Sports, Bojana Jovanovski

The Bennington Banner

Some weird & wonderful moments of NY Fashion Week

Modern dancers, writhing half-naked in front of giant weather-themed video installations. Miley Cyrus, not twerking, but working - in a new gig making jewelry with children's beads.

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Related Topix: Sports, More Sports, US Open, Weird

Stuff.co.nz

Australia take control of Davis Cup playoff

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.

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Related Topix: Sports, More Sports, Davis Cup, Lleyton Hewitt, Farrukh Dustov, Tennis Players, Rafael Nadal, Wimbledon, Denis Istomin

Salisbury Journal

Ross Hutchins has retired from professional tennis

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.

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Related Topix: Sports, Ross Hutchins, More Sports

Basildon Recorder

Andy Murray will play in the China Open later this month

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.

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Related Topix: Sports, Tennis Players, More Sports, Andy Murray, China Open, Novak Djokovic, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Olympic Tennis, Rafael Nadal, US Open

Greenwich Citizen

Scottish celebrities take sides on independence

In this Monday, Mar. 30, 2009 file photo, Sir Sean Connery attends the 7th Annual 'Dressed To Kilt' charity fashion show to kick off Tartan Week on Monday, Mar. 30, 2009 in New York. Photo: Evan Agostini, AP FILE - In this Friday, June 27, 2014, file photo, Andy Murray of Britain gestures between points as he plays Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain in their men's singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon.

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Related Topix: Sports, Tennis Players, More Sports, Andy Murray, Wimbledon

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Reuters

Federer says Swiss ready to make history

Roger Federer will lead Switzerland in their Davis Cup semi-final against Italy on Friday determined to banish the memory of one of the biggest disappointments of his illustrious career. The 17-times grand slam champion, who will open proceedings in the 18,000-seat Geneva Palexpo exhibition center against Simone Bolelli on Friday, was in the Swiss side 11 years ago that fell to Australia in the semis.

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Related Topix: Sports, More Sports, Davis Cup, Tennis Players, Roger Federer, Simone Bolelli, Lleyton Hewitt, Fabio Fognini, Andy Murray

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