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Aug 9, 2014

Tsonga pulls off upset of Murray

Fresh from dispatching Novak Djokovic in straight sets, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga eliminated another of tennis’ top echelon by beating Andy Murray on Friday to reach the Rogers Cup semifinals. Tsonga beat eighth-seeded Murray 7-6 (7-5), 4-6, 6-4 while Roger Federer was extended to three sets ...

Serena, Venus set up semifinal matchup

Aug 9, 2014

Serena, Venus set up semifinal matchup

Serena and Venus set up an all-Williams semifinal in the Rogers Cup with hard-fought victories on Friday, both coming from a set down. Serena overcame Caroline Wozniacki 4-6, 7-5, 7-5, and Venus rallied to beat Carla Suarez Navarro 4-6, 6-2, 6-3. It will be ...

Tsonga blows away Djokovic

Aug 8, 2014

Tsonga blows away Djokovic

Top-ranked Novak Djokovic was upset by 13th-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga on Thursday in the Rogers Cup, falling 6-2, 6-2 in only 63 minutes in the third round. Djokovic came in with 11 straight wins over Tsonga but was nowhere near adding a 12th. “Just nothing ...

Aug 8, 2014

King, Elton to cohost charity event

Billie Jean King and Elton John will host a fund-raising tennis match at Royal Albert Hall in London. The longtime friends will coach teams that feature former No. 1-ranked players Kim Clijsters and John McEnroe, and Britain’s Tim Henman and 2013 Wimbledon runnerup Sabine ...

Aug 8, 2014

Israel ruled out as Davis Cup host

Israel’s Davis Cup match against Argentina next month is being moved out of the country because of the conflict in Gaza. The Sept. 12-14 World Group playoff will not go ahead as scheduled in Tel Aviv “due to concerns arising from the military conflict ...

Nole, Murray advance in Toronto

Aug 7, 2014

Nole, Murray advance in Toronto

Top-ranked Novak Djokovic edged Gael Monfils 6-2, 6-7 (4-7), 7-6 (7-2) on Wednesday in the second round of the Rogers Cup. After a lopsided tiebreaker, Djokovic fist-pumped and yelled at the end of the match that lasted 2 hours, 40 minutes. Monfils pulled out ...

Lisicki upsets Errani in 1st round of Rogers Cup

Aug 5, 2014

Lisicki upsets Errani in 1st round of Rogers Cup

Sabine Lisicki upset 13th-seeded Sara Errani 6-1, 7-5 in the first round of the Rogers Cup on Monday. Errani, the 2012 French Open runnerup, is most comfortable on clay, while the 29th-ranked Lisicki likes the faster surfaces. Lisicki, the 2013 Wimbledon runnerup, hit the ...

Kuznetsova outduels Nara in Citi Open final

Aug 4, 2014

Kuznetsova outduels Nara in Citi Open final

Two-time Grand Slam champion Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia ended her four-year WTA title drought Sunday, beating Kurumi Nara 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 in the Citi Open final. It was the 14th tournament victory for the 29-year-old Kuznetsova, but her first since she won at San ...

Aug 4, 2014

Nishikori pulls out of Masters event

Kei Nishikori has withdrawn from next week’s ATP Toronto Masters event with an infected toe, the tour announced Sunday. Nishikori, 11th in the world rankings, lost to France’s 14th-ranked Richard Gasquet in the Citi Open quarterfinals on Friday. Nishikori struggled at times in moving ...

Gasquet routs Nishikori

Aug 2, 2014

Gasquet routs Nishikori

Richard Gasquet beat Kei Nishikori in straight sets to join Wimbledon semifinalist Milos Raonic in the semifinals of the Citi Open on Friday. The sixth-seeded Frenchman blew by fourth-seeded Nishikori 6-1, 6-4 in only 59 minutes. Gasquet, who improved to 5-0 against Nishikori, fired ...