Tennis

2:15 PM ET Belgium’s Elise Mertens rallied from a set down to beat top seed Simona Halep 3-6, 6-4, 6-3 and clinch her first Premier-level title at the Qatar Open on Saturday. After both players dropped their opening service game, Halep took control of the encounter by winning 18 consecutive points from 3-3 to clinch
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11:03 PM ET Associated Press BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Top-seeded defending champion Dominic Thiem of Austria advanced to the Argentina Open semifinals Friday, beating Uruguay’s Pablo Cuevas 4-6, 6-4, 6-3. Thiem will face fourth-seeded home favorite Diego Schwartzman on Saturday. Schwartzman beat Spain’s Albert Ramos Vinolas 6-1, 7-5. In the other quarterfinals, third-seeded Marco Cecchinato
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9:23 PM ET Associated Press UNIONDALE, N.Y. — John Isner advanced to the semifinals of the New York Open, where he will face the player who knocked him out of the Australian Open. The top-seeded Isner beat No. 7 seed Jordan Thompson of Australia 6-4, 6-1 on Friday night. He will play fellow American Reilly
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2:53 PM ET Top seed Simona Halep came back from 4-1 down in the deciding set to beat Elina Svitolina in the Qatar Open semifinal Friday. World No. 3 Halep eventually prevailed 6-3, 3-6, 6-4 to mark her first victory over Ukrainian Svitolina in nearly two years and reach her first final of the new
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6:12 AM ET Footballer Gerard Pique has hit back at critics of the revamped Davis Cup Finals, saying they will be a “festival of tennis”. The Barcelona defender played down concerns about changes to the traditional Davis Cup format and his role in the tournament at a draw ceremony for the Finals in Madrid. The
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10:19 PM ET Associated Press BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Top-seeded defending champion Dominic Thiem of Austria advanced to the Argentina Open quarterfinals Thursday, beating Germany’s Maximilian Marterer 6-4, 6-4. Thiem will face Uruguay’s Pablo Cuevas, a 6-4, 7-5 winner over Portugal’s Joao Sousa. Fourth-seeded Diego Schwartzman of Argentina beat Slovenia’s Aljaz Bedene 6-4, 2-6, 6-2
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2:08 PM ET Associated Press MADRID — Defending champion Croatia will meet Rafael Nadal‘s Spain in the first edition of the new Davis Cup Finals in November. 2019 Davis Cup Groups Group A Group D France Belgium Serbia Australia Japan Colombia Group B Group E Croatia Great Britain Spain Kazakhstan Russia Netherlands Group C Group
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1:03 AM ET Associated Press UNIONDALE, N.Y. — John Isner snapped a six-match losing streak, beating Bernard Tomic 7-6 (7), 6-4 on Wednesday in the second round of the New York Open. The top-seeded American needed six match points to finish off Tomic for his first victory since last year’s Paris Masters. He followed that
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5:20 PM ET Three times Grand Slam champion Stanislas Wawrinka progressed to the quarterfinals of the Rotterdam Open after defeating No. 5 seed Milos Raonic 6-4, 7-6 (4) on Wednesday Wawrinka secured the only break of the match in the third game of the opening set to edge in front, before holding to love to
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3:44 AM ET Kei Nishikori overcame Pierre-Hugues Herbert 3-6, 6-1, 6-4 at the Rotterdam Open Tuesday on his return from the knee injury which forced him to retire during his Australian Open quarterfinal against Novak Djokovic. The Japanese world No. 7 lost the first set to the Frenchman but bounced back to win the first
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8:36 PM ET Associated Press Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print UNIONDALE, N.Y. — Reilly Opelka ousted No. 5 seed and 2018 semifinalist Adrian Mannarino of France 2-6, 7-6 (5), 6-4 on Tuesday at the New York Open. Opelka upset fellow American John Isner in January at the Australian Open. Isner is the No.
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12:21 AM ET Associated Press Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — No. 6 seed Nicolas Jarry of Chile was eliminated in the first round of the Argentina Open on Monday. Italian Lorenzo Sonego knocked out Jarry with a 6-7 (3), 6-4, 6-3 victory at Buenos Aires Lawn Tennis Club. Albert
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9:44 PM ET ESPN News Services RICHMOND, Va. — The Richmond City Council has approved a proposal to rename a historic street after tennis champion Arthur Ashe Jr. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that on Monday the council backed an ordinance renaming Boulevard after Richmond native Ashe. He was the first black player selected to the
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8:39 PM ET Associated Press UNIONDALE, N.Y. — Paolo Lorenzi of Italy outlasted eighth-seeded American Tennys Sandgren 7-6 (4), 6-7 (4), 6-4 on Monday in the first round of the New York Open. Sandgren was playing for the first time since the Australian Open. He has lost both matches since winning the ASB Classic in
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9:07 PM ET Associated Press Australia defeated the United States 3-2 while Romania upset defending champion Czech Republic by the same score as both advanced to the semifinals of the Fed Cup on Sunday along with France and Belarus. Ash Barty and Priscilla Hon beat Danielle Collins and Nicole Melichar 6-4, 7-5 in the deciding
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1:14 PM ET Big-hitting Russian Daniil Medvedev brushed aside Hungary’s Marton Fucsovics 6-4, 6-3 on Sunday to win the Sofia Open title. No. 3 seed Medvedev, who turns 23 on Monday, was at his devastating best as he gave the hapless Hungarian a brutal lesson to claim his fourth career title. Attacking the lines with
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