Tennis

5:29 PM ET Associated Press Garbine Muguruza outlasted third-seeded Aryna Sabalenka in a close second-round match at the Qatar Open on Wednesday, while top-seeded Elina Svitolina eased into the quarterfinals. Muguruza won 6-2, 6-7 (5), 6-3 after she served for the match at 6-5 in the second set before Sabalenka broke her serve and won
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2:21 PM ET Associated Press LYON, France — Caroline Garcia, looking to bounce back from early exits in Australia, advanced to the second round of the Lyon Open by beating fellow French player Oceane Dodin 6-2, 2-6, 6-3 on Tuesday. Third-seeded Garcia, who lost in the first round at Adelaide last week, put away Dodin
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2:01 PM ET Associated Press ROTTERDAM, Netherlands — Andrey Rublev advanced to the second round of the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament by beating American qualifier Marcos Giron 7-6 (1), 6-3 on Tuesday. Fourth-seeded Rublev won after he was pushed hard by Giron as the first set went with serve, before breaking the American twice
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1:49 PM ET Associated Press DOHA, Qatar — In her first match since September, former U.S. Open finalist Madison Keys beat Belinda Bencic 6-4, 6-1 at the Qatar Open on Tuesday. Keys hit 24 winners against 13 for the sixth-seeded Bencic, who was coming off a loss to Iga Swiatek in the final of the
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2:47 AM ET Andy Murray was on the verge of another early exit on Monday in the ATP event in Rotterdam but rallied from 0-3 down in the deciding set to beat 193rd ranked Robin Haase 2-6, 7-6(2), 6-3 in a match lasting over two-and-half-hours. It was the first Tour-level win since August for Murray,
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2:23 AM ET Associated Press Top-seeded Ekaterina Alexandrova was knocked out of the Lyon Open in the first round by 139th-ranked Clara Tauson of Denmark on Monday. Tauson won convincingly 6-3, 6-4, showing a better second serve. She finished the first set with an ace, and the match on a long serve return by the
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9:52 PM ET Former ESPN production executive Mike Pearl, a member of the Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame who had a major influence on a wide range of high-profile events over four decades and multiple networks, died at the age of 77, according to Sports Video Group. Pearl spent two stints at ABC Sports during
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2:18 PM ET Associated Press Roger Federer is withdrawing from this month’s Miami Open so he can spend extra time preparing to “work his way back out on tour,” his agent told The Associated Press on Monday. The 20-time Grand Slam champion has not competed in more than a year after having two operations on
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2:48 PM ET Associated Press Top-seeded Roberto Bautista Agut beat Peter Gojowczyk 7-5, 6-1 and set up an Open Sud de France final against second-seeded David Goffin of Belgium on Saturday. The Spaniard Bautista Agut is chasing a 10th career title and a first since winning Doha in 2019. Goffin, who lost his previous two
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1:53 PM ET Associated Press MADRID — Former Wimbledon champion Conchita Martínez has tested positive for the coronavirus. Martínez said on social media on Saturday she is in quarantine at a hospital in Doha after the positive test on arrival in Qatar. Martínez is the coach of former world No. 1 Garbiñe Muguruza, who is
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5:07 AM ET Poland’s Iga Swiatek has steamrolled Belinda Bencic in straight-sets to win the Adelaide International. Swiatek triumphed 6-2, 6-2 in Saturday night’s final at Memorial Drive to collect her second career title, following her French Open victory last year. The 19-year-old’s dominant final completed a stellar tournament in which she didn’t drop a
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3:17 PM ET Associated Press MONTPELLIER, France — – Top-seeded Roberto Bautista Agut was clinical in beating sixth-seeded Frenchman Ugo Humbert 6-3, 6-3 to reach the Open Sud de France semifinals on Friday. Bautista Agut won 88% of the first-serve points and was ruthless on Humbert’s serve, converting all four break points. He served out
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2:01 PM ET Adrian Mannarino started his Singapore Open in style after beating Italy’s Roberto Marcora 6-3, 7-5 to send himself into the quarterfinals. Marrarino, who is the top-seeded French player at the competition, is due to face off against Moldovan Radu Albot, who beat Germany’s Yannick Hanfmann. “I never played against him [Marcora] before,
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10:53 AM ET Associated Press Rafael Nadal pulled out of next week’s hard-court tournament at Rotterdam, Netherlands, because of the bad back that bothered him during the Australian Open. Nadal’s withdrawal from the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament was announced Thursday. The 20-time Grand Slam champion wrote in a series of posts on Twitter that
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1:25 AM ET French Open champion Iga Swiatek is through to the semi-finals of the Adelaide International after Ash Barty’s conqueror was forced to pull out with injury. World No. 18 Swiatek was leading 6-2, 3-0 when American Danielle Collins retired during Thursday’s quarterfinal. Collins, who beat world No. 1 Barty in straight sets a
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