Tennis

2:14 PM ET Associated Press HUA HIN, Thailand — Lin Zhu of China won her maiden career title after beating Lesia Tsurenko of Ukraine 6-4, 6-4 in the final of the Thailand Open on Sunday. In a match lasting 1 hour and 45 minutes, both players exchanged nail-biting baseline rallies before Zhu finally found a
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9:56 PM ET The Indian Davis Cup team was relegated to the World Group II for the first time since the new format was launched in 2019 after losing the playoff tie 2-3 to Denmark on Saturday. Denmark were single-handedly carried by Holger Rune as the world number nine won three matches for the hosts.
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10:16 PM ET Sumit Nagal brought India back in the Davis Cup World Group playoff tie against Denmark, winning the second singles after Yuki Bhambri was outplayed in the opening match on Friday. It was always a tall task for Bhambri to counter world number nine Holger Rune and there was no surprise as Denmark’s
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12:27 PM ET Associated Press Former top-20 tennis player and U.S. Olympian Varvara Lepchenko‘s doping suspension for use of a banned stimulant was reduced from four years to 21 months as part of an agreement with the International Tennis Federation. The agreement was reached after Lepchenko appealed her suspension to the Court of Arbitration for
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8:31 AM ET Associated Press LONDON — Australian Open semifinalist Tommy Paul and Mackenzie McDonald, who beat Rafael Nadal at Melbourne Park, gave the United States a 2-0 lead over host Uzbekistan in Davis Cup qualifying Friday. Paul beat Khumoyun Sultanov 6-1, 7-6 (6) after McDonald’s Davis Cup debut produced a 6-4, 6-1 victory over
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11:51 PM ET Associated Press Nick Kyrgios had suffered severe depression, suicidal ideation and insomnia in the past, a psychologist told a court on Friday when the Australian tennis star pleaded guilty to pushing a former girlfriend to the ground two years ago. The 2022 Wimbledon runner-up pleaded guilty in the Australian Capital Territory Magistrates
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5:59 PM ET Associated Press CANBERRA, Australia — Tennis star Nick Kyrgios was due to appear in an Australian court Friday to apply to have an assault charge stemming from events two years ago dismissed on mental health grounds. His lawyer Michael Kukulies-Smith appeared in a court in Kyrgios’ hometown of Canberra in October and
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11:07 AM ET Associated Press MELBOURNE, Australia — Australian Open tournament director Craig Tiley said Novak Djokovic played at the Grand Slam event with a muscle tear of 3 centimeters — a little more than an inch — in his left hamstring along the way to winning the championship. “He gets a bad rap, but
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8:09 AM ET Associated Press LONDON — German tennis player Alexander Zverev will not face disciplinary action after an investigation into domestic abuse allegations against him found “insufficient evidence” to substantiate the claims, the men’s professional tour said Tuesday. The ATP had commissioned the investigation in October 2021 after Zverev’s former girlfriend, Olya Sharypova, accused
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7:44 AM ET Associated Press MELBOURNE, Australia — Novak Djokovic‘s Australian Open championship returned him to a rather familiar spot on Monday: No. 1 in the ATP rankings. His four-place rise from No. 5 to replace Carlos Alcaraz at No. 1 is the largest jump to the top spot in the 50-year history of the
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6:43 AM ET Associated Press MELBOURNE, Australia — Novak Djokovic climbed into the Rod Laver Arena stands to celebrate his 10th Australian Open championship and record-tying 22nd Grand Slam title Sunday and, after jumping and pumping his fists with his team, he collapsed onto his back, crying. When he returned to the playing surface, Djokovic
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Jan 29, 2023 Associated Press MELBOURNE, Australia — Katerina Siniakova and Barbora Krejcikova extended their Grand Slam winning streak to 24 matches with a 6-4, 6-3 decision over Shuko Aoyama and Ena Shibahara to claim the Australian Open women’s doubles title on Sunday. It was the seventh Grand Slam doubles title by the Czech pair,
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2:37 PM ET Jason Kubler and Rinky Hijikata have ensured an Australian Open trophy has remained in home hands, storming to a shock straight-sets win in the men’s doubles final. With singles champion Ash Barty retiring and Nick Kyrgios and Thanasi Kokkinakis unable to defend their 2022 doubles crown due to injury, Kubler and Hijikata
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