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Tarpischev sanctioned for Williams comments

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)

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — 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 Serena and Venus Williams’ gender in comments on Russian television.

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Cilic downs Robredo to reach Moscow semi

MOSCOW (AP) — U.S. Open champion Marin Cilic reached the semifinals of the Kremlin Cup on Friday by beating Tommy Robredo 6-3, 6-3.

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Troicki, Kohlschreiber reach semifinals in Vienna

VIENNA (AP) — Andy Murray defeated Jan-Lennard Struff of Germany 6-2, 7-5 on Friday to set up a semifinal against Viktor Troicki of Serbia at the Erste Bank Open.

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Berdych into quarters of Stockholm Open

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Top seed and former champion Tomas Berdych beat Dustin Brown of Germany 7-5, 6-3 to reach the quarterfinals of the Stockholm Open on Thursday.

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Bellucci defeats 3rd-seeded Lopez in Vienna

VIENNA (AP) — Andy Murray reached the quarterfinals of the Erste Bank Open after a hard-fought 6-4, 6-4 win over Vasek Pospisil of Canada on Thursday.

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