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7 min ago | 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

1 hr ago | 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

Suria

Venus to face Lucic-Baroni in Quebec WTA...

Former world number one Venus Williams and Croatia's Mirjana Lucic-Baroni advanced to the final of the WTA Quebec City tournament with semi-final triumphs Saturday. Mirjana Lucic-Baroni of Croatia returns a shot during a match on August 31, 2014 in New York - by Timothy A. Clary Seven-time Grand Slam champion Williams, ranked 19th and coming off a third-round exit at the US Open, defeated American fourth seed Shelby Rogers 6-3, 6-3 while Lucic-Baroni advanced to her first WTA final since 1998 by defeating German fifth seed Julia Goerges 6-4, 5-7, 6-2.

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Related Topix: Sports, More Sports, US Open, Tennis, Venus Williams, Mirjana Lucic, Julia Goerges, Corina Morariu

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, More Sports, Kei Nishikori, Tennis, US Open, Marin Cilic

The New Zealand Herald

Spain takes 1-0 lead over Brazil in Davis Cup

Roberto Bautista Agut defeated Rogerio Dutra Silva 6-0, 6-1, 6-3 on Friday to give Spain a 1-0 lead over Brazil in a World Group playoff in the Davis Cup. The 15th-ranked Bautista Agut, Spain's top player for the series in Brazil, dominated from the start against the 201st-ranked Silva, winning the clay-court match in 1 hour, 31 minutes.

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Related Topix: Sports, More Sports, Davis Cup, Tennis, Rogerio Dutra Silva, US Open, Joao Souza, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal

NewsOK.com

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. France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga celebrates after defeating Lukas Rosol of the Czech Republic during their single match in the semifinal of the Davis Cup at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, Friday, Sept.

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Related Topix: Sports, More Sports, Tomas Berdych, Tennis, Radek Stepanek, Davis Cup, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Lukas Rosol, Roland Garros

Suria

Top seed Lisicki to face Schiavone in...

Top seed Sabine Lisicki and former French Open champion Francesca Schiavone will meet in the last-four of the WTA Hong Kong Open after winning their quarter-final matches Friday. Germany's Sabine Lisicki returns a ball to China's Zheng Saisai during their women's quarter final singles tennis match at the Hong Kong Open on September 12, 2014 - by Xaume Olleros Lisicki, from Germany, defeated China's Zheng Saisai 6-4, 6-3 in rain-interrupted play at the southern Chinese city's Victoria Park, while Schiavone also triumphed in straight sets.

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Related Topix: Sports, More Sports, Sabine Lisicki, Tennis, French Open, Francesca Schiavone

Fri Sep 12, 2014

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, Sam Querrey, Martin Klizan, John Isner, US Open, Bob Bryan

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Chicago Bears free safety Ryan Mundy prepares to run onto the field during introductions before an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills Sunday, Sept. 7, in Chicago.

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Related Topix: Sports, More Sports, Caroline Wozniacki

680News

What would Scottish independence mean for Andy Murray and Scottish Olympic athletes?

Britain erupted in a frenzy of national fervour when Andy Murray won Wimbledon in 2013. An agonizing 77-year wait for a home-grown men's champion had finally ended.

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Related Topix: Chris Hoy, Summer Olympic, Sports, Olympic Canoe/Kayak, Olympics, Olympic Winter Games, Summer Olympics, More Sports, Andy Murray, Tennis

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, More Sports, Tennis, Bojana Jovanovski

Yahoo!

Aussies take 2-0 Davis Cup lead

Lleyton Hewitt recorded his 41st Davis Cup singles win and Nick Kyrgios his second as Australia took a two-nil lead over Uzbekistan in the World Group play-off in Perth on Friday. Kyrgios opened the tie on the grass at the picturesque Cottesloe Tennis Club by easily dispatching world No.55 Denis Istomin 6-4 7-5 6-4.

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Related Topix: Sports, More Sports, Davis Cup, Tennis, Lleyton Hewitt, Denis Istomin, Farrukh Dustov

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