Posts Tagged Tennis

Germans Kerber, Lisicki advance at Nuremberg Cup

NUREMBERG, Germany (AP) — Top-seeded Andrea Petkovic retired with an injury during her opening match at the Nuremberg Cup on Monday, while fellow Germans Angelique Kerber and Sabine Lisicki advanced to the second round at the clay-court tournament.

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Steve Johnson, Sam Querrey advance at Open de Nice

NICE, France (AP) — American players Steve Johnson and Sam Querrey each won in straight sets Monday to reach the second round of the Open de Nice clay-court tournament.

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It’s a winner: When tennis and fashion collide in Paris

Dresses worn by U.S. tennis player Venus Williams in 2010 are displayed during an exhibition "Game, Set, and Fashion" at the Tennis museum of the Roland Garros Stadium, in Paris, France, Friday May 15, 2015. The exhibit has more than 60 pieces of women’s and men’s clothing on display, some that had never been shown before, as well as pictures, posters and a focus on the fashion designers who made tennis fashion.  (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

PARIS (AP) — Well before Andre Agassi caused a stir with his stone-washed denim shorts at the French Open, the clay courts at Roland Garros were a sporting catwalk for fashion experimentation.

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South Africa: Bob Hewitt testifies in rape trial sentencing

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — A South African judge has sentenced retired doubles tennis champion Bob Hewitt to six years in prison for rape and sexual assault.

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Sharapova rallies to beat Suarez Navarro for Rome title

Serbia's Novak Djokovic reacts after winning a point against Switzerland's Roger Federer during their final match at the Italian Open tennis tournament, in Rome, Sunday, May 17, 2015. (AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca)

ROME (AP) — Top-ranked Novak Djokovic bolstered his clay-court credentials a week ahead of Roland Garros with a convincing 6-4, 6-3 win over Roger Federer on Sunday to capture his fourth Italian Open title.

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