Posts Tagged Tennis

Brazil beats Spain 3-1 in Davis Cup playoff

Thomaz Bellucci, of Brazil, returns the ball to Roberto Bautista Agut, of Spain, during the Davis Cup World Group play-off of their singles tennis match in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

SAO PAULO (AP) — Thomaz Bellucci defeated Roberto Bautista Agut 6-4, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 to give Brazil an unassailable 3-1 lead over Spain in a Davis Cup World Group playoff on Sunday, dropping the five-time champions to the zone groups for the first time since 1996.

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Argentina stays alive in Davis Cup

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Leonardo Mayer defeated Dudi Sela 6-2, 6-1, 6-4, on Sunday afternoon, keeping Argentina alive in a best-of-five Davis Cup World Group playoff at the Sunrise Tennis Center.

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Davis Cup: Vesely salvages pride for Czechs

French tennis players celebrate after defeating Czech Republic and winning the semifinal of the Davis Cup at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

PARIS (AP) — Setting their sights on a first Davis Cup win since 2001, the French players are finding extra motivation in the daunting task awaiting them.

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Lisicki wins Hong Kong Open

HONG KONG (AP) — Sabine Lisicki won her first WTA title in three years by defeating Karolina Pliskova 7-5, 6-3 in the final of the Hong Kong Open on Sunday.

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Switzerland beats Italy 3-1 in Davis Cup semifinal

Roger Federer, of Switzerland,  celebrates after winning a set against  Fabio Fognini, of Italy, during the third single match of the tennis Davis Cup World Group semifinal  between Switzerland and Italy,  in Geneva, Switzerland, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014.  (AP Photo/Keystone,Salvatore Di Nolfi)

GENEVA (AP) — Roger Federer has taken Switzerland to its first Davis Cup final in 22 years, beating Fabio Fognini of Italy in the opening reverse singles Sunday for a winning 3-1 lead in their semifinal.

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