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IOC seeks explanation of Russian member’s comments

Russian Tennis Federation President Shamil Tarpischev talks during the official ceremony after the final match at the Kremlin Cup tennis tournament in Moscow in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014. Russian Tennis Federation President Shamil Tarpischev has been fined $25,000 by the WTA Tour and suspended from tour involvement for a year for questioning Venus and Serena Williams' gender in comments on Russian television. The WTA Tour said Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, that the $25,000 fine is the maximum allowed under tour rules and that it is seeking Tarpischev's removal as chairman of the Kremlin Cup tournament for one year. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The International Olympic Committee is asking Russian member Shamil Tarpischev for a “full explanation” of his comments about Venus and Serena Williams that led to him being fined and suspended by the women’s tennis tour.

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Berdych beats Dimitrov to win Stockholm Open title

Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic with the trophy after winning the Stockholm Open men's tennis final against Grigor Dimitrov, of Bulgaria, Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/TT, Jonas Ekstromer)   SWEDEN OUT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Top-seeded Tomas Berdych beat defending champion Grigor Dimitrov 5-7, 6-4, 6-4 Sunday to win the Stockholm Open for the second time.

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Pavlyuchenkova beats Begu to win Kremlin Cup

Croatia's Marin Cilic holds the trophy after defeating Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut at the final match at the Kremlin Cup tennis tournament in Moscow in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

MOSCOW (AP) — U.S. Open champion Marin Cilic won the Kremlin Cup on Sunday, beating Roberto Bautista Agut 6-4, 6-4 in the final.

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Murray beats Ferrer in Vienna to win 30th title

Andy Murray of Britain returns the ball to David Ferrer of Spain during their final match at the Erste Bank Open tennis tournament in Vienna, Austria, Sunday, Oct. 19. 2014. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)

VIENNA (AP) — Andy Murray won his second title in three weeks after rallying to defeat David Ferrer 5-7, 6-2, 7-5 at the Erste Bank Open on Sunday.

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Serena Williams hits back at Russian official

In this April 16, 2013 file photo, Russia's team captain Shamil Tarpischev speaks during a news conference prior to the Fed Cup match between Russia and Slovakia in Moscow, Russia. Russian Tennis Federation President Tarpischev has been fined $25,000 by the WTA Tour and suspended from tour involvement for a year for questioning Venus and Serena Williams' gender in comments on Russian television. The WTA Tour said Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, that the $25,000 fine is the maximum allowed under tour rules and that it is seeking Tarpischev's removal as chairman of the Kremlin Cup tournament for one year. (AP Photo/Mikhail Metzel, File)

SINGAPORE (AP) — Serena Williams says comments by the head of the Russian Tennis Federation referring to her and older sister Venus as “brothers” were bullying, sexist and racist, and that she supported the one-year suspension imposed by the WTA against the official.

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