Posts Tagged Western Europe

Berdych reaches Monte Carlo semifinals after Raonic retires

Marin Cilic of  Croatia during his quarterfinal match of the Monte Carlo Tennis Masters tournament against Novak Djokovic of Serbia in Monaco, Friday April 17, 2015. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau)

MONACO (AP) — Winning a game against Novak Djokovic these days is quite an achievement. Even when you’re an U.S. Open champion.

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English soccer player jailed for 4 years, 4 months

SWINDON, England (AP) — An English soccer player has been sent to jail for four years and four months for robbery and assault.

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IOC to launch online courses for Olympic athletes, coaches

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The IOC is launching an online educational service for Olympians and other elite athletes and coaches.

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Serena Williams begins her clay season at Italy in Fed Cup

In this March 30, 2015, file phota, Serena Williams returns the ball to Svetlana Kuznetsova during their match at the Miami Open tennis tournament in Key Biscayne, Fla. The top-ranked player could face quite a challenge this weekend, though, when she may have to play three matches in two days before a hostile crowd on slow red clay against Italy in a Fed Cup World Group playoff. Besides playing two singles matches in the best-of-five series, Fernandez said Serena will also be expected to play doubles if the match is tied 2-2 Sunday.  (AP Photo/J Pat Carter, File)

BRINDISI, Italy (AP) — Having learned to play on rock-hard cement in Compton, California, Serena Williams could easily be excused if she didn’t like the slow, red clay courts of Europe.

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Martina Hingis to make singles comeback in Fed Cup match

Martina Hingis, of Switzerland, returns to Alla Kudryavtseva and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova during a doubles final match at the Family Circle Cup tennis tournament Sunday, April 12, 2015, in Charleston, S.C. Sania Mirza and Hingis won 6-0, 6-4. (AP Photo/Mic Smith)

ZIELONA GORA, Poland (AP) — Five-time Grand Slam champion Martina Hingis will play her first competitive singles match since 2007 in a Fed Cup playoff on Saturday.

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