Tennis

8:46 AM ET Associated Press STRASBOURG, France — Top-seeded Ashleigh Barty withdrew from the Internationaux de Strasbourg clay-court tournament on Tuesday because of a right arm injury. Barty was replaced in the main draw by lucky loser Diana Marcinkevica. The eighth-ranked Australian said she would not take any risk ahead of the French Open, which
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5:00 PM ET Jamie Murray has ruled out playing alongside his brother Andy in the men’s doubles at this year’s Wimbledon. Andy Murray is continuing his recovery from hip resurfacing surgery which he underwent in January. At the time Andy’s future remained shrouded in uncertainty, but he has recently declared himself pain-free, raising hopes he
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1:31 PM ET Associated Press LONDON — Colombia’s former Davis Cup captain, Miguel Tobon, has been suspended for a year and fined $20,000 by the Tennis Integrity Unit for accepting payoffs in return for tournament wild-card entries. The TIU says Tobon was found guilty of “negotiating to sell, or attempting to sell, wild cards for
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6:35 PM ET Associated Press ROME — After losing in the semifinals of three straight clay-court tournaments, Rafael Nadal looked more like his old, dominant self when he beat Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-3, 6-4 to reach the Italian Open final on Saturday. It was a measure of revenge for Nadal after losing to Tsitsipas in three
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1:56 AM ET The war of words between Rafael Nadal‘s camp and Nick Kyrgios has continued, with the Spaniard’s uncle and the maligned Australian now exchanging barbs. Kyrgios has again taken to social media to respond to comments, this time made by Toni Nadal. This came after the world No.36’s latest on-court meltdown. He walked
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8:36 AM ET Roger Federer has withdrawn from the Italian Open in Rome with an injury to his right leg, tournament organisers have confirmed. Federer, who had been due to face Stefanos Tsitsipas in the quarterfinals, came through two matches Thursday at the rain-affected tournament, beating Joao Sousa in straight sets before being forced to
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6:31 AM ET World No. 1 Naomi Osaka is a doubt for the French Open after withdrawing from her quarterfinal at the Italian Open with a hand injury. Osaka had been due to take on Madrid Open champion Kiki Bertens in the quarterfinals in Rome, but a ‘pain’ to her right hand forced her withdrawal.
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10:34 AM ET Nick Kyrgios was defaulted from his second round Italian Open clash against Norway’s Casper Ruud on Thursday after the hot-headed Australian hurled a chair on to the court. World No. 36 Kyrgios was given a code violation for ‘unsportsmanlike conduct’ after being broken early in the third set. Having already been handed
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7:56 AM ET Johanna Konta is through to the third round of the Rome Masters, after defeating No. 7 seed Sloane Stephens 6-7 (3), 6-4, 6-1 in just over two and a half hours. 1 Related The British No. 1 lost a tightly contested first set — which lasted more than an hour — in
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4:22 PM ET Associated Press PARIS — Two-time French Open champion Maria Sharapova has pulled out of the year’s second Grand Slam tournament because of her injured right shoulder. Sharapova announced her withdrawal on Instagram on Wednesday. She wrote: “Sometimes the right decisions aren’t always the easiest ones.” Sharapova said she has returned to practice
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5:55 PM ET Associated Press ROME — Former top-10 player Nicolas Lapentti and former ATP executive Weller Evans are the finalists to replace Justin Gimelstob on the ATP board. The 10 voting members of the player council chose them from a list of six candidates on Tuesday at the Italian Open. There originally had been
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