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/ May 11, 2017

Cirstea eliminates Doi in third round at Madrid Open

Misaki Doi fell to Sorana-Mihaela Cirstea of Romania 7-5, 3-6, 6-1 in the Madrid Open women’s singles on Wednesday, a disappointing third-round loss to a lower-ranked player. The unseeded Doi, who is currently ranked 53rd in the world, was handed her third defeat in ...

/ May 10, 2017

Doi advances to third round at Madrid Open

Misaki Doi beat Donna Vekic of Croatia 6-1, 6-2 in the women’s singles Tuesday to book herself a spot in the third round of the Madrid Open. Unseeded Doi, who pulled off a surprise upset over world No. 10 Madison Keys in the first ...

/ May 7, 2017

Doi wins first match at Madrid Open

Misaki Doi got off to a winning start at the Madrid Open women’s singles with a three-set defeat of American world No. 10 Madison Keys on Saturday. Doi, ranked 52nd, defeated the ninth-seeded Keys 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 to book her place in the second ...

/ May 6, 2017

Nishikori set for return in Madrid

Kei Nishikori will be seeded sixth and is set to face either Spaniard Albert Ramos-Vinolas or Diego Schwartzman of Argentina in his opening match at the Madrid Open after the draw was made Friday. World No. 7 Nishikori, who withdrew from last month’s Barcelona ...

Date returns to court after 16-month absence

/ May 3, 2017

Date returns to court after 16-month absence

Former world No. 4 Kimiko Date returned to official competition on Wednesday for the first time in 16 months after recovering from a knee injury, but went out in the first round of the Kangaroo Cup. The 46-year-old veteran, who retired when she was ...

Mladenovic stops Sharapova in Porsche Grand Prix semis

/ Apr 30, 2017

Mladenovic stops Sharapova in Porsche Grand Prix semis

Maria Sharapova’s first tournament since her controversial return to tennis ended Saturday after losing to Kristina Mladenovic of France in the Porsche Grand Prix semifinals. Mladenovic beat former top-ranked Sharapova 3-6, 7-5, 6-4. In her fourth match following a 15-month doping ban, the Russian ...

/ Apr 25, 2017

Sugita bests Robredo at Barcelona Open

Yuichi Sugita advanced to the second round of the Barcelona Open after beating former world No. 5 Tommy Robredo on Monday. The 28-year-old Sugita, ranked 91st in the world, entered the main draw as a lucky loser. He beat the 34-year-old Robredo, currently ranked ...

/ Apr 23, 2017

Sharapova to face Vinci in comeback opener

Maria Sharapova was drawn to face veteran Italian Roberta Vinci in her opening match at next week’s Stuttgart tournament as the five-time Grand Slam champion returns from a 15-month doping ban. The former world No. 1 was controversially handed a wild card into the ...