Tennis

2:20 PM ET Associated Press Petra Kvitova continued to impress with a straight-sets victory over Kateryna Bondarenko in the second round at the Eastbourne International on Tuesday. The third-seeded Kvitova, who won her fifth title of the season on Sunday in Birmingham, triumphed 7-5, 6-3 and looks in impervious form ahead of her bid to
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1:06 PM ET Associated Press LONDON — The ATP tour has fined Nick Kyrgios 15,000 euros ($17,500) for inappropriate behavior during the Queen’s Club tournament. Kyrgios was caught on camera simulating a lewd act as he sat in a courtside chair at the change of ends during his semifinal loss to Marin Cilic on Saturday.
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12:40 PM ET Associated Press BIRMINGHAM, England — Petra Kvitova fought back from a set down to beat Magdalena Rybarikova and retain her Birmingham Classic title on Sunday as the Czech player continued her impressive form ahead of Wimbledon. Kvitova hadn’t dropped a set in Birmingham prior to Sunday’s final but was tested by Rybarikova
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2:47 PM ET Associated Press BIRMINGHAM, England — Defending champion Petra Kvitova had little problem reaching the Birmingham Classic final with a 6-3, 6-2 win against Mihaela Buzarnescu on Saturday. The fourth-seeded Kvitova used strident groundstrokes and uninhibited net attacks to earn her 36th victory of the year, more than any other player on tour.
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6:45 PM ET The US Open will begin taking pregnancy into account when determining women’s seeding, according to a report by the New York Times. United States Tennis Association president Katrina Adams told the Times that players returning from pregnancy shouldn’t be “penalized” for having a family: “It’s the right thing to do for these
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5:07 PM ET ESPN staff Novak Djokovic reached the milestone of 800 career wins as he beat Adrian Mannarino to make the semifinals of the Fever Tree Championships at the Queen’s Club in London. The Serbian came through 7-5, 6-1 against his French opponent in what was another routine victory just a day after he
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2:24 PM ET Associated Press LONDON — Andy Murray will continue his comeback next week after asking for a wild-card entry into the pre-Wimbledon Eastbourne International event. The three-time Grand Slam champion returned after nearly a year out with hip problems when he played at the Queen’s Club in London on Tuesday, losing to Australia’s
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2:46 PM ET Associated Press BIRMINGHAM, England — Petra Kvitova, who hopes a successful title defense at the Birmingham Classic will help her bid to win Wimbledon for a third time, moved into the semifinals with a 6-1, 6-4 victory over Germany’s Julia Goerges on Friday. The fourth-seeded Kvitova took an hour and six minutes
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2:15 PM ET Associated Press HALLE, Germany — Defending champion Roger Federer survived two match points against Benoit Paire to reach the quarterfinals of the Gerry Weber Open with a 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (7) win on Thursday. Paire rallied after losing the first set to take the second, and the Frenchman defended two match points
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2:32 PM ET Stan Wawrinka showed glimpses of his Grand Slam winning form but was bundled out of the ATP 500 Fever-Tree Championships by former Queen’s Club champion Sam Querrey on Wednesday. The Swiss squandered several set points in the opening set and although he took the second on a tiebreak he capitulated in the
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2:59 PM ET Associated Press Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment HALLE, Germany — Yuichi Sugita of Japan upset third-seeded Dominic Thiem 6-2, 7-5 at the grass-court Gerry Weber Open on Wednesday. The 52nd-ranked Sugita forced 13 break opportunities and took three as he advanced to a quarterfinal against American qualifier Denis Kudla.
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4:30 PM ET ESPN staff No. 1 seed Caroline Garcia battled her way to victory over Hsieh Su-wei in the round-of-32 at the Mallorca Open. Garcia, who is the current world No. 6, beat Su-wei 7-6 (4), 1-6, 6-4 in an impressive performance which also included seven aces. She will now face Johanna Larsson in
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5:25 PM ET Associated Press LONDON — Roger Federer is back at No. 1 in the ATP rankings, once again swapping spots with Rafael Nadal. Federer’s title at the grass-court tournament in Stuttgart, Germany, last week pushed him up from No. 2 on Monday. Nadal dropped down from No. 1 after sitting out last week
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3:11 PM ET ESPN staff Carla Suarez Navarro crashed out of the opening round of the Mallorca Open on Monday, suffering defeat to compatriot Lara Arruabarrena. Arrubarrena clinched the first set 6-4, before Suarez Navarro fought back to a tiebreak in the second before eventually falling out 7-6(4) in the final set. Earlier in the
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