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Taiwan’s Lu beats Garcia 6-2, 6-3 in Valencia Open

VALENCIA, Spain (AP) — Yen-Hsun Lu of Taiwan eased to a 6-2, 6-3 win over Spain’s Guillermo Garcia-Lopez in the first round of the Valencia Open on Monday.

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Nadal beats Bolelli 6-2, 6-2 at Swiss Indoors

BASEL, Switzerland (AP) — Rafael Nadal marked his return to the Swiss Indoors after a 10-year absence with a 6-2, 6-2 win over Italian qualifier Simone Bolelli in the first round on Monday.

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Serena beats Ivanovic in WTA Finals opener

Serena Williams of the U.S. returns a shot against Ana Ivanovic of Serbia during their singles tennis match at the WTA Finals in Singapore, Monday, Oct. 20, 2014. Williams won her opening match at the WTA Finals on Monday, beating Ivanovic 6-4, 6-4 in the Red Group for her 16th consecutive victory at the season-ending tournament. (AP Photo/ Joseph Nair)

SINGAPORE (AP) — A new venue, an injury-hit preparation and insults from a top sports official — none of it could stop Serena Williams’ winning streak at the WTA Finals.

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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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