Tennis

12:58 PM ET Associated Press DELRAY BEACH, Fla. — Jeanne Evert Dubin, a former world-ranked professional tennis player and a younger sister of 18-time Grand Slam champion Chris Evert, has died. She was 62. Evert Dubin died Thursday after a 2½-year struggle with ovarian cancer, according to an online obituary posted by Lorne & Sons
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12:14 AM ET Associated Press RIO DE JANEIRO — The Rio Open semifinals were suspended early Sunday because of rain. Third-seeded Cristian Garin of Chile led Croatia’s Borna Coric 6-4, 4-4 when play was halted for the third time since Saturday afternoon. Italy’s Gianluca Mager, who eliminated top-seeded Dominic Thiem in the quarterfinals earlier Saturday,
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7:05 PM ET Associated Press DELRAY BEACH, Fla. — Unseeded Yoshihito Nishioka of Japan rallied past No. 6 Ugo Humbert of France 1-6, 6-4, 6-0 Saturday in the semifinals of the Delray Beach Open. Nishioka’s opponent Sunday will be the winner of Saturday night’s match between No. 2 Milos Raonic of Canada and No. 4
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2:20 PM ET Top seed Simona Halep came back from a set down for the third time in the tournament to beat Kazakhstan’s rising star Elena Rybakina 3-6 6-3 7-6(5) to win the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships for the second time on Saturday. In a battle that lasted nearly two-and-a-half hours, the match came
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8:40 AM ET Associated Press Daniil Medvedev still can’t find a way to beat Gilles Simon, losing 6-4, 6-0 in the Open 13 quarterfinals on Friday for a third loss in three matches against the French veteran. The U.S. Open runner-up and top seed in Marseille dropped his serve five times against the 35-year-old Simon,
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11:34 PM ET Associated Press RIO DE JANEIRO — Top-seeded Dominic Thiem of Austria trailed Italy’s Gianluca Mager 7-6 (4), 2-1 on Friday when rain forced the suspension of their Rio Open quarterfinal until Saturday. Thiem will overtake Roger Federer for the No. 3 spot in the world if he beats Mager. Mager or Thiem
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12:42 PM ET Kazakhstan’s Elena Rybakina marched into her fourth final of the season with a 7-6(5), 7-6(2) win over Petra Martic at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships on Friday. Rybakina came back from a break down in both sets and also saved set points in each to overcome the eighth seeded Croatian in
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9:06 PM ET Associated Press DELRAY BEACH, Fla. — Frances Tiafoe advanced to his first ATP Tour quarterfinal this year by beating fellow American Tommy Paul 7-5, 7-6 (4) on Thursday at the Delray Beach Open. Tiafoe, the 2018 champion, said he was pleased to win playing less than his best. “It seems like on
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3:44 PM ET Kazakhstan’s Elena Rybakina produced another upset by beating second seed Karolina Pliskova 7-6(1) 6-3 at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships on Thursday to move into the semi-finals. Having knocked out Australian Open champion Sofia Kenin in the first round, the 20-year-old Rybakina struck 33 winners and 11 aces to oust Pliskova
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6:07 AM ET Roger Federer has announced he will miss the French Open following surgery on his right knee. Federer, 38, underwent surgery in Switzerland on Wednesday and announced via his twitter account he will be out until the grass season. pic.twitter.com/VVGI1o8XYZ — Roger Federer (@rogerfederer) February 20, 2020 “My right knee has been bothering
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11:55 PM ET Associated Press Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print RIO DE JANEIRO — Third-seeded Cristian Garin of Chile advanced to the Rio Open quarterfinals Wednesday, beating Argentina’s Federico Delbonis 6-4, 6-3. Garin will face Argentina’s Federico Coria, a 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 winner over Spain’s Carlos Alcaraz Garfia. Home favorite Thiago Monteiro dropped
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1:54 PM ET Top seed Simona Halep survived an early scare and saved a match point to beat Tunisia’s Ons Jabeur 1-6, 6-2, 7-6(7) in the last 16 of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships on Wednesday. Romanian Halep, playing her first match since a semifinal exit at the Australian Open, was rusty in the
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9:33 PM ET Associated Press DELRAY BEACH, Fla. — American Jack Sock earned his second tour-level victory since the start of 2019 by overcoming a match point to beat defending champion Radu Albot 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (2) Tuesday night in the first round at the Delray Beach Open. Sock missed much of last year with
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8:05 PM ET Associated Press RIO DE JANEIRO — Dominic Thiem won his first match since losing to Novak Djokovic in the Australian Open final, advancing to the second round of the Rio Open on Tuesday. The top-seeded Thiem outlasted Brazilian Felipe Meligeni Alves for a 6-2, 4-6, 6-1 victory. It looked as though Thiem
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1:51 PM ET Top seed Nick Kyrgios withdrew from the singles draw at the Delray Beach Open on Tuesday with a wrist injury, the tournament announced. He was replaced by Daniel Elahi Galan, the tournament said. “I’m dealing with a little bit of a left wrist injury; been dealing with it for the last week
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12:00 AM ET Associated Press RIO DE JANEIRO — Spain’s Fernando Verdasco was eliminated by Pablo Andujar in the first round of the Rio Open on Monday. The 36-year-old Verdasco lost 6-3, 6-3 to his countryman. Top seed and Australian Open finalist Dominic Thiem of Austria will play his first match on Tuesday against Brazilian
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8:26 PM ET Associated Press DELRAY BEACH, Fla. — Yoshihito Nishioka rallied past No. 5-seeded John Millman 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 on the opening day of the Delray Beach Open on Monday. It was Millman’s first match since a wrenching loss to Roger Federer at the Australian Open last month. Wild card Ryan Harrison of the
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