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Naomi Osaka, Kei Nishikori advance to Italian Open quarterfinals

Tennis May 17, 2019

Naomi Osaka, Kei Nishikori advance to Italian Open quarterfinals

Women's world No. 1 Naomi Osaka and seventh-ranked men's player Kei Nishikori both advanced to the Italian Open quarterfinals with two wins apiece on Thursday. A day after rain washed out play on the Foro Italico's red clay, Osaka defeated 39th-ranked Romanian Mihaela Buzarnescu 6-3, ...

Maria Sharapova pulls out of French Open, citing right shoulder

Tennis May 16, 2019

Maria Sharapova pulls out of French Open, citing right shoulder

Two-time French Open champion Maria Sharapova pulled out of the year's second Grand Slam tournament because of her surgically repaired right shoulder, it was announced on Wednesday. Sharapova announced her withdrawal on Instagram. "Sometimes the right decisions aren't always the easiest ones," she wrote. She said ...

Naomi Osaka clings to top spot as Simona Halep cuts gap

Tennis May 13, 2019

Naomi Osaka clings to top spot as Simona Halep cuts gap

Naomi Osaka narrowly retained her No. 1 ranking on Monday ahead of Simona Halep, after the Romanian missed the chance to reclaim the top spot following her defeat in the Madrid Open final. The 21-year-old Osaka lost in the quarterfinals in the Spanish capital, but ...

Federer falls in Madrid quarters; Nadal into semis

Tennis May 11, 2019

Federer falls in Madrid quarters; Nadal into semis

Roger Federer's return to clay lasted only three matches. A day after saving two match points at the Madrid Open, Federer squandered two match points himself in the quarterfinals against Dominic Thiem on Friday, losing 3-6, 7-6 (13-11), 6-4. It may have ended his first appearance ...