Tennis

5:49 PM ET Associated Press WASHINGTON — Defending champion Alexander Zverev has reached the final at the Citi Open. The No. 1-seeded Zverev defeated 10th-seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-2, 6-4 in the semifinals on Saturday. Sixteenth-seeded Andrey Rublev beat unseeded Denis Kudla 6-1, 6-4 in one quarterfinal and will face Alex de Minaur in the other
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12:23 PM ET Associated Press MONTREAL — Serena Williams has pulled out of next week’s Rogers Cup hard-court tournament, citing personal reasons. The tournament announced Williams’ withdrawal on Saturday. The 23-time Grand Slam champion is coming off the most lopsided defeat of her career, a 6-1, 6-0 loss to Johanna Konta in San Jose, California,
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3:53 AM ET Associated Press LOS CABOS, Mexico — Top-seeded Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina advanced to the Mifel Open final Friday night, beating third-seeded Damir Dzumhur of Bosnia and Herzegovina 6-3, 7-6 (6). Del Potro will face second-seeded Fabio Fognini of Italy, a 6-4, 6-2 winner over British left-hander Cameron Norrie in the
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9:08 PM ET Associated Press WASHINGTON — Greek teenager Stefanos Tsitsipas eliminated No. 3 seed David Goffin 6-3, 6-4 on Friday to reach the semifinals in his Citi Open debut. The 19-year-old Tsitsipas is coming off his first run to the fourth round at a Grand Slam tournament, last month at Wimbledon. He will face
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3:33 AM ET ESPN News Services WASHINGTON — Andy Murray sat in his changeover chair and sobbed into a towel after winning his third consecutive three-setter to reach the Citi Open quarterfinals. Murray worked deep into the night to get past 93rd-ranked Marius Copil of Romania 6-7 (5), 6-3, 7-6 (4) in a match that
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1:29 AM ET Associated Press SAN JOSE, Calif. — Venus Williams beat Heather Watson 6-4, 4-6, 6-0 on Thursday night in the second round of the Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic. The third-seeded Williams is the highest-seeded player remaining in the event after defending champion Madison Keys joined top seed Garbine Muguruza, a Wednesday scratch, on
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1:19 AM ET Associated Press SAN JOSE, Calif. — Victoria Azarenka, a former world No. 1, eased past lucky-loser Anna Blinkova 6-1, 6-0 on Wednesday night in the second round of the Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic. Azarenka broke the Russian teenager’s serve six times to advance to face American qualifier Danielle Collins, a 6-1, 3-6,
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1:38 AM ET Associated Press LOS CABOS, Mexico — Juan Martin del Potro opened his summer hard-court season with a 7-5, 6-3 victory over American Marcos Giron on Wednesday night in the Mifel Open. Playing for the first time since losing to Rafael Nadal in the Wimbledon quarterfinals, the top-seeded del Potro set up a
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1:09 AM ET Associated Press SAN JOSE, Calif. — Serena Williams walked off the court offering waves to a supportive Bay Area crowd that certainly didn’t expect to see the 23-time Grand Slam champion’s early exit. In the most lopsided defeat of her career, Williams’ disappointing night ended in less than an hour as she
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7:01 PM ET Associated Press NEW YORK — The police officer who tackled retired tennis player James Blake in a mistaken arrest outside a Manhattan hotel testified Tuesday that he and his family have received death threats since the 2015 incident. Officer James Frascatore was part of an undercover operation targeting credit card fraud and
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1:00 PM ET Dusan Lajovic cruised into the second round of the Austrian Open with a 6-4, 6-2 win over Guillermo Garcia-Lopez in Kitzbuhel. In the opening round of the last clay-court tournament of the year, the No. 8 seed from Serbia broke serve twice in both sets to win in one hour 10 minutes.
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2:09 AM ET Associated Press WASHINGTON — Andy Murray let out one yell, then another, and violently pumped his right fist. Quite a reaction, considering this was merely a first-round victory over an inexperienced opponent who recently cracked the top 100 for the first time. Still, this meant something to Murray. It was a test
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6:43 AM ET Andy Murray has called on tennis authorities to make its drug testing system “more transparent”. Murray was discussing Serena Williams‘ recent comments, after the 23-time Grand Slam champion said she was being “discriminated” by being tested more often than other players. The grandfather of Jelena Djokovic, the wife of Novak Djokovic, has
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7:29 PM ET Associated Press ATLANTA — John Isner won the BB&T Atlanta Open for the fifth time in six years Sunday, beating fellow American Ryan Harrison in the final for the second straight year. As far as John Isner is concerned, his Wimbledon semifinal loss never happened. It’s time to move on. The top-seeded
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