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55 min ago | NewsOK.com
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.
5 hrs ago | Ananova
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.
9 hrs ago | Knoxville News Sentinel
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.
10 hrs ago | The New Zealand Herald
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.
12 hrs ago | Times-series.co.uk
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 11:50 am
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