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2 hrs ago | Canada.com
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.
6 hrs ago | The Straits Times
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.
10 hrs ago | Sporting News
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 .
14 hrs ago | Channelnewsasia.com
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.
Without Roger Federer, Switzerland lost in doubles to Italy and had its lead cut to 2-1 in their Davis Cup semifinal on Saturday. The Swiss decided to rest Federer and paired Stan Wawrinka with Marco Chiudinelli instead.
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.
Dudi Sela's four-set win over Carlos Berlocq on Friday lifted Israel into a 1-1 tie with Argentina in their Davis Cup World Group playoff. Leonardo Mayer defeated Bar Botzer 6-4, 3-6, 6-2, 6-1 in the first match of the day, but Sela responded with a 6-3, 6-7 , 6-2, 6-2 victory against Berlocq at the Sunrise Tennis Center.
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.
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.
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.
After recovering from Hodgkin's Iymphoma in 2013, the 29-year-old most recently reached the mixed doubles semi-finals of the US Open. Hutchins, who was born in Wimbledon, won five ATP doubles titles, the silver medal at the 2010 Commonwealth Games with Ken Skupski, and he was a regular in Britain's Davis Cup squad.
Sania Mirza speaks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while her mother, Naseema, looks on, during a courtesy visit on Friday. Photograph: PIB ndian tennis star Sania Mirza called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday after her victory in the US Open mixed doubles last week.
The dust has now settled and after 15 days of ball swatting, line judging and rowdy crowds in New York, the biggest tournaments in tennis, the Grand Slams, are complete for another year. 't have been dished out much better.
The U.S. Open concluded this week with the unstoppable Serena Williams winning on the women's side and Marin Cilic with an improbably victory on the men's side. Tennis fans had a lot to tweet throughout, but especially with all-timers Roger Federer and Novak Djokavic going down in the semifinals and good action throughout.
Updated: Sun Sep 14, 2014 08:02 pm
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