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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Kei Nishikori has withdrawn from next week’s ATP Toronto Masters event with an infected toe, the tour announced Sunday.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 ...

Nishikori outlasts Lacko, faces Gasquet in quarters

Aug 1, 2014

Nishikori outlasts Lacko, faces Gasquet in quarters

Kei Nishikori battled through a second challenging three-set test Thursday to reach the Citi Open quarterfinals where he’ll face an opponent he has never beaten, Frenchman Richard Gasquet. Nishikori, the fourth seed, outlasted Slovakian Lukas Lacko 6-2, 2-6, 6-3 in the third round while ...

Nishikori beats Querrey to make 3rd round at Citi Open

Jul 31, 2014

Nishikori beats Querrey to make 3rd round at Citi Open

Kei Nishikori won his opening match on the pre-U.S. Open hard-court circuit, beating Sam Querrey of the United States 6-4, 5-7, 6-4 Wednesday in the second round of the Citi Open. Fourth-seeded Nishikori, who received a first-round bye, was playing for the first time ...

Nishikori growing in confidence against top players

Jul 30, 2014

Nishikori growing in confidence against top players

Kei Nishikori has new confidence against the top stars in tennis, thanks to some success on the court and in his work with coach Michael Chang. Nishikori, enjoying his best ATP season with a repeat title at Memphis and win on Barcelona clay, begins ...

Teenager Osaka stuns Stosur in California

Jul 29, 2014

Teenager Osaka stuns Stosur in California

Japan’s Naomi Osaka claimed her first WTA victory, when she survived a match point to beat former U.S. Open champion Samantha Stosur in three sets in the first round of the Bank of the West Classic on Monday. The 16-year-old Osaka is ranked 400th ...

Recovered from illness, Serena ready for return

Jul 29, 2014

Recovered from illness, Serena ready for return

Serena Williams finally realized what happened days later, when she was allowed to get out of bed. Williams said she was barely aware of how sick she was as she tried to play through a viral infection that caused her to lose equilibrium during ...

Johnson puts football first

Jul 26, 2014

Johnson puts football first

Andre Johnson had some issues with the Houston Texans. In the end, they weren’t serious enough to keep the star receiver off the field. Johnson was all smiles when he reported to camp on time Friday. He’s looking to move past an offseason where ...