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Jan 10, 2017

Osaka set for Fed Cup debut

Naomi Osaka, 19, will make her Fed Cup debut for Japan in February, the Japan Tennis Association announced Tuesday. Ranked 47th in the world, Osaka will join world No. 42 Misaki Doi along with Eri Hozumi and Shuko Aoyama in Japan’s Group 1 Asia/Oceania ...

Nishikori falls to Dimitrov in Brisbane final

Jan 8, 2017

Nishikori falls to Dimitrov in Brisbane final

World No. 5 Kei Nishikori failed to capture his season-opening tournament, losing 6-2, 2-6, 6-3 to Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov in Sunday’s Brisbane International final. Nishikori failed to capitalize on a second-set comeback, allowing Dimitrov, the seventh seed and world No. 17, back in the ...

Nishikori makes Brisbane final

Jan 7, 2017

Nishikori makes Brisbane final

Kei Nishikori corrected his poor record at the Brisbane International semifinals by beating U.S. Open champion Stan Wawrinka 7-6 (7-3), 6-3 on Saturday to reach the final for the first time at the season-opening tournament. Wawrinka, who won the Chennai tournament in India in ...

Nishikori rolls into Brisbane International semifinals

Jan 6, 2017

Nishikori rolls into Brisbane International semifinals

Kei Nishikori put in an improved performance on Friday at the Brisbane International, beating Australia’s Jordan Thompson 6-1, 6-1 in a quarterfinal matchup. The one-hour win in the Australian Open warmup was relatively straightforward, a big improvement on the world No. 5’s three-set struggle ...

Svitolina upsets top-ranked Kerber in Brisbane International quarterfinals

Jan 5, 2017

Svitolina upsets top-ranked Kerber in Brisbane International quarterfinals

Angelique Kerber predicted that 2017 was going to have a different feel for her, considering her phenomenal breakout season last year. It certainly started differently, with the top-ranked German losing to sixth-seeded Elina Svitolina 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 in the Brisbane International quarterfinals on Thursday. ...

Jan 5, 2017

Osaka exits ASB Classic with wrist injury

Naomi Osaka withdrew from her quarterfinal at the ASB Classic in Auckland on Thursday. Osaka, ranked 48th in the world, left her 19-minute match with No. 8 seeded Croat Ana Konjuh trailing 3-0 in the first set. The New Zealand Herald reported Osaka was ...

Nishioka loses opening match at Brisbane International

Jan 3, 2017

Nishioka loses opening match at Brisbane International

Yoshihito Nishioka crashed out in the first round of the Brisbane International on Tuesday, falling to world No. 29 Victor Troicki. Nishioka eventually fell 6-4, 7-5 in a match that was suspended due to rain after Troicki won the first set on Monday. “I ...

Kvitova on mend after attack

Dec 24, 2016

Kvitova on mend after attack

Petra Kvitova says she’s determined to play tennis again — no matter what that involves after a knife-wielding intruder attacked her inside her home and injured her playing hand. The two-time Wimbledon champion was released from the hospital on Friday, three days after she ...

Becker says Djokovic needs to work harder to be No. 1 again

Dec 8, 2016

Becker says Djokovic needs to work harder to be No. 1 again

Novak Djokovic lost his momentum in the second half of last season and was toppled as the world No. 1 by Andy Murray because his work rate dropped, the Serbian’s former coach Boris Becker said on Wednesday. Speaking a day after the two terminated ...

Dec 5, 2016

Kamiji loses wheelchair tennis final

Rio Paralympic bronze medalist Yui Kamiji suffered a straight-sets defeat to Rio gold medalist and world No. 1 Jiske Griffioen 6-4, 6-4 in the women’s singles final at the NEC Wheelchair Tennis Masters on Sunday. Kamiji, who led the Japanese delegation as the flag ...

Dec 1, 2016

Raonic announces split with mentor Moya

Canada’s Milos Raonic parted ways with coach Carlos Moya on Wednesday despite a season which saw him reach his first Grand Slam final and finish at No. 3 in the world. The 25-year-old only teamed up with former French Open champion Moya in January ...

Nov 28, 2016

Argentina captures first David Cup title

Argentina lifted its first Davis Cup title after Juan Martin Del Potro and Federico Delbonis won Sunday’s reverse singles to complete the South American nation’s spectacular comeback in a 3-2 victory over host Croatia in the final. Del Potro fought back from two sets ...