Tennis

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Quick revenge sweet for Kerber as Halep survives scare

Stuttgart (Germany) (AFP) – Angelique Kerber earned quick revenge against Petra Kvitova with a 6-3, 6-2 defeat of the Czech in the Stuttgart Grand Prix on Wednesday while top seed Simona Halep needed a fightback to [...]

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‘Not here to lose’: Vandeweghe routs Stephens in Stuttgart

Stuttgart (Germany) (AFP) – CoCo Vandeweghe put aside her career-long dislike of clay to crush US Open champion Sloane Stephens 6-1, 6-0 with a 56-minute rout in the first round of the Stuttgart Grand Prix on [...]

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Krunic stuns Makarova in Istanbul

(Reuters) – Fifth seed Ekaterina Makarova became the latest high-ranked player to lose in the Istanbul Open when the Russian was beaten 1-6 6-1 6-4 by world number 53 Aleksandra Krunic on Wednesday. Markarova became the [...]

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Sharapova to make grasscourt return in Birmingham

(Reuters) – Former world number one Maria Sharapova will compete at the Birmingham Classic grasscourt event in the lead-up to Wimbledon, Britain’s Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) announced on Wednesday. The June 18-24 tournament is set to [...]

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Exclusive interview: How Rebecca Marino put depression and retirement behind her to make a winning return to tennis

In June 2011, Rebecca Marino was sitting on a bus in Birmingham heading for the city’s tennis centre – just another day in another city for another tournament thousands of miles from her Vancouver home. Marino [...]

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Bertens powers past Goerges to win Charleston title

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Kiki Bertens felt fortunate to escape a tough semifinal match with a victory Sunday morning. She wasn’t going to let things get so tight later on in the biggest match of her [...]

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Venus, Serena Williams join Billie Jean King equal pay push

Venus and Serena Williams are adding their names and voices to the push for equal pay championed by the Billie Jean King Leadership Initiative. The two current tennis stars are joining the advisory board of the [...]

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Tennis: Brengle sues WTA, ITF over injuries from doping tests

(Reuters) – Madison Brengle filed a lawsuit against the Women’s Tennis Association and the International Tennis Federation on Monday seeking damages for injuries she says were caused by the repeated drawing of blood for anti-doping tests. [...]