Tennis

Associated Press Feb 26, 2024, 10:45 PM ET Open Extended Reactions SAN DIEGO — Katie Boulter of Britain and Daria Saville of Australia scored decisive wins Monday in the rain-interrupted opening round of the Cymbiotika San Diego Open. Boulter earned her first win over Ukraine’s Lesia Tsurenko in four career matchups, 6-3, 6-1, in one
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Associated Press Feb 25, 2024, 06:46 PM ET Open Extended Reactions RIO DE JANEIRO — Sebastian Baez won his fifth and biggest title Sunday with a 6-2, 6-1 victory against his Argentine compatriot Mariano Navone at the Rio Open. The fifth-seeded Baez wasn’t seriously challenged by the 22-year-old Navone, a qualifier, in the final of
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Associated Press Feb 24, 2024, 05:15 PM ET Open Extended Reactions RIO DE JANEIRO — Fifth-seeded Sebastián Báez beat his Argentine compatriot Francisco Cerundolo in straight sets on Saturday to reach the final of the Rio Open. The 30th-ranked Báez won 7-5, 6-0 in Rio de Janeiro. He will face either defending champion Cameron Norrie
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Associated Press Feb 24, 2024, 01:02 PM ET Open Extended Reactions DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Jasmine Paolini earned the biggest victory of her career by defeating qualifier Anna Kalinskaya 4-6, 7-5, 7-5 to win the Dubai Championships title on Saturday. The 26th-ranked Paolini fought back from a break down in both the second and
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Associated Press Feb 23, 2024, 08:12 PM ET Open Extended Reactions RIO DE JANEIRO — Defending champion Cameron Norrie of Great Britain beat Brazil’s Thiago Seyboth Wild 6-1, 3-6, 6-2 on Friday to reach the semifinals of the Rio Open. Norrie, the tournament’s No. 2 seed and the 23rd-ranked player in the world, will take
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Associated Press Feb 23, 2024, 11:15 AM ET Open Extended Reactions DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Jasmine Paolini of Italy held off Sorana Cirstea 6-2, 7-6 (6) to advance to the final of the Dubai Championships on Friday. Paolini saved six set points in the second set to reach her first WTA 1000 final, where
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Associated Press Feb 23, 2024, 01:03 PM ET Open Extended Reactions LONDON — Italian tennis player Andrea Rita has been suspended for 15 months as part of a corruption investigation, the International Tennis Integrity Agency said Friday. The ITIA said Rita, 23, admitted to four breaches of anti-corruption rules “including wagering on tennis matches and
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Associated Press Feb 22, 2024, 05:13 PM ET Open Extended Reactions RIO DE JANEIRO — Defending champion Cameron Norrie beat Tomás Barrios Vera of Chile 6-1, 6-1 to reach the quarterfinals of the Rio Open on Thursday. The second-seeded Norrie needed just 26 minutes to take the first set of a match originally scheduled for
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Associated Press Feb 22, 2024, 12:34 PM ET Open Extended Reactions DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Wimbledon champion Marketa Vondrousova lost, even after being ahead 6-2, 5-1, against Sorana Cirstea in the Dubai Championships quarterfinals on Thursday. Vondrousova blew six match points in losing 2-6, 7-6 (1), 6-2. Cirstea also won her two most recent
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Associated Press Feb 21, 2024, 09:22 PM ET Open Extended Reactions RIO DE JANEIRO — Joao Fonseca became the first player born in 2006 to win an ATP tour-level match when the 17-year-old Brazilian beat seventh-seeded Arthur Fils 6-0, 6-4 at the Rio Open on Wednesday. Fonseca defeated the No. 36-ranked Frenchman in front of
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Associated Press Feb 21, 2024, 05:12 PM ET Open Extended Reactions DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Coco Gauff rallied from a slow start and a second-set argument with the chair umpire to beat Karolina Pliskova 2-6, 6-4, 6-3 and reach the quarterfinals of the Dubai Championships on Wednesday. The third-seeded Gauff ended Pliskova’s 11-match winning
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Feb 21, 2024, 12:49 PM ET Open Extended Reactions Novak Djokovic is set to return to the Miami Open next month after a five-year because of COVID-19 and U.S. travel restrictions, after being included on the entry list released by tournament organizers on Wednesday. The Serbian world No. 1 player owns a record-tying six Miami
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Associated Press Feb 21, 2024, 02:20 AM ET Open Extended Reactions Ivo Karlovic has officially announced his retirement from tennis after having not played a tournament match in 2½ years. The 6 foot, 11-inch Croatian said in a post Wednesday on X, formerly Twitter, that “I’ve had a very gratifying, unorthodox and long career coming
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Associated Press Feb 20, 2024, 11:27 AM ET Open Extended Reactions Karolina Muchova, last year’s runner-up at the French Open, had an operation on her right wrist for an injury that has sidelined her since September. “Following my injury at the US Open and an extensive rehabilitation phase, it turned out that a medical intervention
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