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1 hr ago | Manawatu Evening Standard
STUNNING UPSET: Marina Erakovic reacts after winning a point against Sara Errani in her straight sets win against the world No 12 in Tokyo. Top New Zealand women's tennis player Marina Erakovic has continued her late season revival with a stunning upset in the first round of the WTA tournament in Tokyo.
5 hrs ago | SFGate
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.
8 hrs ago | The New Zealand Herald
Top-seeded Samantha Stosur was the most notable among the five seeds to lose in first-round action at the Guangzhou Open on Tuesday. The 2011 U.S. Open champion fell to Chinese wild card Wang Yafan 2-6, 6-2, 6-2.
12 hrs ago | The Age
When Omar Jasika arrived at the airport last week to embark on the long journey home from New York with his US Open junior singles and doubles trophies, he was surprised to be directed from the familiar economy queue to the Qantas business class check-in counter. An upgrade? Who, me? The 17-year-old's first instinct was that perhaps there had been some mistake.
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 U.S. 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.
Revisit the week that was on the ATP Challenger Tour as we applaud the achievements of those on the rise and look ahead to who's in action in the week to come. Copa Sevilla : Top seed Pablo Carreno Busta improved to an impressive 9-0 in finals on the ATP Challenger Tour with a 6-4, 6-1 victory over No.
Now that 2014 has completed all four majors in men's tennis, it's clear that the sport is in a transitional period. The recent Golden era that saw total domination from legendary champions Roger Federer , Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic did indeed Yes, these revered legends are still in the mix for more majors in the future, but half of the Grand Slam titles in 2014 were won by Stanislas Wawrinka and Marin Cilic .
Gael Monfils has a well-earned reputation as one of the most exciting players in tennis today and he unleashed yet another jaw-dropping shot during France's Davis Cup win over the Czech Republic. France had already clinched their semifinals match-up when Monfils took the court to face Lukas Rosol.
Belinda Bencic of Switzerland returns a shot against Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia during their first round match of the Pan Pacific Open tennis tournament in Tokyo. Photo - AFP Tokyo: Rising Swiss star Belinda Bencic upset two-time Grand Slam champion Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-3, 6-0 in the first round of the Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo on Monday, maintaining recent impressive form.
Croatia's Mirjana Lucic-Baroni stunned Venus Williams 6-4 6-3 to win the Coupe Banque Nationale in Quebec City on Sunday, 16 years after her last WTA Title. The 32-year-old former Wimbledon semi-finalist disappeared from the WTA Tour from 2004-06 but has rekindled her career and recently reached the U.S. Open fourth round, beating world number two Simona Halep on the way.
The Thornhill, Ont., native won both his singles matches in a playoff tie with Colombia, including the clinching match on Sunday, as Canada stayed in the Davis Cup World Group for the fourth straight year. Raonic, No.
Marin Cilic completed a dream week by steering Croatia into the Davis Cup World Group on Sunday, winning the crucial fifth rubber of their playoff to give his side a 3-2 victory over the Netherlands. Less than a week since winning the U.S. Open for his first grand slam title, Cilic beat Thiemo de Bakker in Amsterdam's Ziggo Dome 6-7 6-4 6-2 7-5.
Capping a Grand Slam tennis season marked by lower television ratings, last week's U.S. Open singles finals hit multi-year lows on CBS. In its final U.S. Open match, CBS drew a 1.6 final rating and 2.2 million viewers for Marin A iliA 's straight set victory over Kei Nishikori Monday afternoon - marking the lowest rating ever for the U.S. Open men's final .
Sabine Lisicki justified her top seeding by winning the inaugural WTA Hong Kong Open 7-5, 6-3 against Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic on Sunday . Germany's Sabine Lisicki hits a return against Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic during their women's singles final at the Hong Kong Open.
A federal judge has thrown out a class-action lawsuit accusing the United States Tennis Association of underpaying the hundreds of umpires who work the U.S. Open each year. In a decision made public on Friday, U.S. District Judge Andrew Carter in Manhattan agreed with the USTA that the umpires were independent contractors rather than employees, and not entitled to overtime despite regularly working more than 40 hours a week during the two-week tournament.
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.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 03:40 pm
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