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Stosur advances to Strasbourg International quarterfinals

STRASBOURG, France (AP) — Third-seeded Samantha Stosur advanced to the quarterfinals of the Strasbourg International with a walkover after opponent Lesia Tsurenko withdrew with a back injury on Tuesday.

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Seeded Italians Vinci, Knapp advance at Nuremberg Cup

NUREMBERG, Germany (AP) — Seeded Italians Roberta Vinci and Karin Knapp advanced to the Nuremberg Cup quarterfinals with comfortable second-round victories on Tuesday.

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Hewitt still on bail after South African sentence for rape

Retired tennis player Bob Hewitt walks into the dock before the start of his appeal at the high court in Pretoria, South Africa Tuesday, May 19, 2015. Judge Bert Bam on Monday sentenced Hewitt to eight years in jail for two counts of rape, with two years suspended. He also sentenced Hewitt to two years in prison for a third charge of sexual assault. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — A South African judge on Tuesday extended the bail of retired doubles tennis champion Bob Hewitt, who intends to appeal his conviction for raping and sexually assaulting minors in the 1980s and 1990s.

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Bellucci, Youzhny win 1st-round matches at Geneva Open

GENEVA (AP) — Two-time Swiss Open champion Thomaz Bellucci ousted seventh-seeded Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus 6-7 (5), 6-3, 6-3 in the first round of the Geneva Open on Monday.

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Top-seeded Keys, No. 2 Jankovic reach Strasbourg 2nd round

STRASBOURG, France (AP) — Top-seeded American Madison Keys overcame an inconsistent serve to reach the second round of the Strasbourg International with a 6-4, 6-3 win against countrywoman Christina McHale on Monday.

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