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Muguruza rallies to reach quarterfinals

/ Aug 18, 2017

Muguruza rallies to reach quarterfinals

Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza overcame a long rain delay in the third set and fought off three match points Thursday before advancing to the quarterfinals of the Western & Southern Open. The tournament's No. 4 seed beat American Madison Keys 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (7-3) to ...

Top seeds advance on day filled with upsets

/ Aug 17, 2017

Top seeds advance on day filled with upsets

Rafael Nadal and Karolina Pliskova — the No. 1 seeds in the Western & Southern Open — advanced with straight-set wins Wednesday, while the rest of their brackets suffered more top losses. Nadal sat out an hour-long rain delay and beat Richard Gasquet 6-3, 6-4 ...

Sugita ousts Sock in Cincinnati first round

/ Aug 16, 2017

Sugita ousts Sock in Cincinnati first round

Yuichi Sugita took advantage of 43 unforced errors by Jack Sock to oust the U.S. 13th seed 7-5, 6-4 in the first round of the Western and Southern Open on Tuesday. Sugita clinched his win by breaking Sock with a shot that clipped the baseline, ...

Sharapova granted wild-card entry into U.S. Open

/ Aug 16, 2017

Sharapova granted wild-card entry into U.S. Open

Maria Sharapova was granted a wild-card invitation for the U.S. Open's main draw on Tuesday and will take part in a Grand Slam event for the first time in more than 1½ years. Sharapova is among eight women given entry into the 128-player field by ...

Nadal poised to claim No. 1 ranking again

/ Aug 15, 2017

Nadal poised to claim No. 1 ranking again

Wimbledon champion Roger Federer withdrew Monday from the Western & Southern Open because of a back injury. He has won the Masters series tournament seven times. The move was announced on the first full day of matches. This U.S. Open warmup has now lost five ...

Wrist pain forces Nishikori out of Cincinnati

/ Aug 14, 2017

Wrist pain forces Nishikori out of Cincinnati

World No. 9 Kei Nishikori will not compete in the upcoming Western and Southern Open hard court tournament as he is experiencing pain in his right wrist, he said through his official app on Sunday. The 27-year-old Japanese was scheduled to kick off the U.S. ...

Federer reaches Rogers Cup final

/ Aug 13, 2017

Federer reaches Rogers Cup final

Roger Federer continued his longest winning streak in five years by reaching the Rogers Cup final. The second-seeded Federer used a 6-3, 7-6 (7-5) victory over unseeded Robin Haase of the Netherlands on Saturday to reach his sixth final of the year and win his ...

/ Aug 11, 2017

USTA to give shot clock a test run at U.S. Open

The U.S. Tennis Association said shot-clock technology will be tested beginning this month at the U.S. Open. The technology tracks the time taken by the server between points. Stacey Allaster, head of pro tennis at the USTA, told USA TODAY that it will be tested ...