Posts Tagged Tennis

Berdych moves into Monte Carlo Masters final

Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates after defeating Rafael Nadal of Spain, during their semifinal match of the Monte Carlo Tennis Masters tournament,  in Monaco, Saturday, April, 18, 2015. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)

MONACO (AP) — Monte Carlo is not Rafael Nadal’s playground anymore, and Novak Djokovic is claiming the throne left vacant by the King of Clay.

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Fed Cup: Russia on brink of final with 2-0 lead over Germany

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Russia was on the brink of making the Fed Cup final with a 2-0 lead after Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova saved a match point to beat Germany’s Sabine Lisicki on Saturday.

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Serena Williams beats Giorgi to give US 1-0 lead over Italy

Serena Williams of the United States returns the ball to Italy's Camila Giorgi  during a Fed Cup World Group playoff tennis match in Brindisi, Italy, Saturday, April 18, 2015. (AP Photo/Felice Calabro')

BRINDISI, Italy (AP) — Nineteen Grand Slam titles. Nearly 20 years as a professional. An undefeated record this year. And not one career loss in the Fed Cup.

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Losing return for Hingis in Fed Cup playoffs

Switzerland's Martina Hingis serves  a  ball  to Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska during their Fed Cup World Group Playoff tennis match between Poland and Switzerland, in Zielona Gora, Poland, Saturday, April 18, 2015.  Five-time Grand Slam champion Martina Hingis  played  her first competitive singles match since 2007.   (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)

ZIELONA GORA, Poland (AP) — Five-time Grand Slam champion Martina Hingis played and lost her first competitive singles match since 2007 as Switzerland and Poland tied 1-1 on the first day of the Fed Cup World Group playoff on Saturday.

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Fed Cup: Netherlands and Australia 1-1

‘S-HERTOGENBOSCH, Netherlands (AP) — Casey Dellacqua, a late replacement for the injured Samantha Stosur, beat Arantxa Rus in straight sets to draw Australia level with the Netherlands after the first day Saturday of their Fed Cup World Group playoff.

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