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59 min ago | Ananova

Stosur falls on day of shocks

Samantha Stosur crashed out of the Guangzhou International Women's Open after being beaten 2-6 6-2 6-2 by home hope Yafan Wang. Chinese player Wang, who is ranked 251 in the world, came back from a set down to defeat the top seed and former US Open champion in the first round.

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Related Topix: Sports, Samantha Stosur, More Sports, Ling Zhang

5 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, More Sports, Dominika Cibulkova, Tennis, Kirsten Flipkens, Coco Vandeweghe, Alla Kudryavtseva

6 hrs ago | The New Zealand Herald

Top-seeded Radwanska beats Hercog at Korea Open

Top-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland beat Slovakia's Polona Hercog 6-3, 6-3 to reach the second round of the Korea Open on Tuesday. Defending champion Radwanska converted five of eight break points to defeat Hercog at Olympic Park Tennis Center in 1 hour, 15 minutes and set up a second-round match against Chanelle Scheepers of South Africa.

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Related Topix: Sports, More Sports, Agnieszka Radwanska, Chanelle Scheepers, Klara Koukalova

8 hrs ago | Times-series.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, More Sports, Heather Watson, Tennis

8 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, Simona Halep, Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova, French Open, Wimbledon

Mon Sep 15, 2014

The New Zealand Herald

Mathieu, Muller advance at Moselle Open

Former runner-up Paul-Henri Mathieu of France advanced to the second round of the Moselle Open on Monday with a 7-6 , 7-6 win over Benjamin Becker of Germany. Both players held serve throughout on the indoor hard court and Mathieu, who reached the final in 2008, justified his wild-card entry by ramping up his level when it mattered most in the tiebreakers.

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Related Topix: Sports, More Sports, Paul-Henri Mathieu, Benjamin Becker, Lukas Rosol

Sunday Herald

Sketch: DC gives a highly-charged address to the Scots family

To a dreich Aberdeen, the oil-rich capital of Europe, for the Prime Minister's last hurrah for the Union. To a dreich Aberdeen, the oil-rich capital of Europe, for the Prime Minister's last hurrah for the Union.

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

CBC News

Milos Raonic, Canada clinch Davis Cup tie in Halifax

Milos Raonic of Thornhill, Ont., hits a forehand return in Sunday's 6-1, 7-6, 7-5 win over Colombia's Santiago Giraldo at Halifax. Milos Raonic secured Canada's spot in the elite 16-team Davis Cup World Group for the fourth consecutive year.

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Related Topix: Sports, More Sports, Milos Raonic, Santiago Giraldo

Ananova

Safarova survives scare

Safarova needed two-and-a-quarter hours to book her place in the second round, with the world No 15 coming from a set down to win 6-7 6-4 6-2. The seventh seed had served for the first set when leading 5-4 but Keys gained a timely break before sneaking the tie-break.

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Related Topix: Sports, More Sports, Svetlana Kuznetsova, Tennis

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, More Sports, Roberta Vinci, Tennis, Shahar Peer, Pauline Parmentier, Alize Cornet

Knoxville News Sentinel

Lepchenko beats Rogowska to advance at Korea ...

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, More Sports, Varvara Lepchenko, Tennis, Olivia Rogowska, Christina McHale

Washington Times

Federer, Swiss into Davis Cup final vs France

Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka each have Grand Slam singles titles, and Olympic gold together in doubles. Now they've got the chance to win Switzerland's first Davis Cup.

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Related Topix: Sports, More Sports, Davis Cup, Tennis, Summer Olympic, Roger Federer, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Olympic Tennis, Fabio Fognini, Andre Agassi

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Sporting News

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, John Isner, Sam Querrey, Lukas Lacko, Martin Klizan

ABC News

Brazil Beats Spain in Davis Cup Playoff

Thomaz Bellucci, of Brazil, is lifted in the air by teammates as they celebrate after he defeated Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain, at the end of a singles tennis match of the Davis Cup World Group play-off in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014.

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Related Topix: Sports, More Sports, Davis Cup, Tennis, Thomaz Bellucci, Rafael Nadal, David Ferrer

The New Zealand Herald

Argentina stays alive in Davis Cup

Leonardo Mayer defeated Dudi Sela 6-2, 6-1, 6-4, on Sunday afternoon, keeping Argentina alive in a best-of-five Davis Cup World Group playoff at the Sunrise Tennis Center. Mayer has both of Argentina's points this weekend.

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Related Topix: Sports, More Sports, Davis Cup, Tennis, Leonardo Mayer, Dudi Sela

ABC News

India-Serbia Davis Cup Playoff Level at 2-2

The Davis Cup World Group playoff between Serbia and India will be decided on Monday after the fifth and decisive singles match was suspended because of rain. Filip Krajinovic was leading 6-3, 4-4 against India's 22-year-old Yuki Bhambri when play was stopped.

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Related Topix: Sports, More Sports, Davis Cup, Somdev Devvarman

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

Iol.co.za

Lisicki kisses end to title drought

Hong Kong German top seed Sabine Lisicki recovered from a woeful start to beat Czech Karolina Pliskova 7-5 6-3 in the final of the WTA Hong Kong Open for her first title in more than three years. The world number 31, who received a wild card to play in the $250 000 tournament, suffered two early breaks to fall behind 5-1 in the opening set but fought back to win the next six games and the set.

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Related Topix: Sports, More Sports, Sabine Lisicki, Tennis

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, Tennis, Chris Guccione, Denis Istomin, Farrukh Dustov

Sat Sep 13, 2014

The Star Online

Italy stay alive with crucial doubles win

Italy kept alive their hopes of reaching the Davis Cup final when Fabio Fognini and Simone Bolelli won a five-set doubles rubber against Swiss pair Stanislas Wawrinka and Marco Chiudinelli on Saturday. Trailing 2-0 after Roger Federer and Wawrinka won Friday's singles matches, Fognini and Bolelli had no margin for error but produced a battling display in front of a sea of Swiss fans in the Palexpo Arena to win 7-5 3-6 5-7 6-3 6-2.

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Related Topix: Fabio Fognini, Sports, More Sports, Tennis, Simone Bolelli, Stanislas Wawrinka, Roger Federer

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