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Murray falls to Sandgren as singles comeback continues
Murray falls to Sandgren as singles comeback continues

Andy Murray on Monday fell in the first round of the ATP Winston-Salem Open, where the three-time Grand Slam champion was giving his surgically repaired hip just its second test in singles. Britain's Murray, who feared in January that his hip trouble would end his career, accepted a wild card into

Duckhee Lee downplays deafness, wins ATP tournament debut
Duckhee Lee downplays deafness, wins ATP tournament debut

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) -- Duckhee Lee tossed the ball into the air for his first serve in an ATP tournament match, and blasted it past his opponent with a loud pop. Lee beat Henri Laaksonen of Switzerland 7-6 (4), 6-1 in the first round of the Winston-Salem Open on Monday, earning a matchup with No

Duckhee Lee downplays deafness, wins ATP tournament debut
Duckhee Lee downplays deafness, wins ATP tournament debut

Serena Williams set to begin 2020 season in Auckland
Serena Williams set to begin 2020 season in Auckland

Serena Williams is set to begin her 2020 season at the WTA's ASB Classic in Auckland in January.

Muchova advances, Zhang ousted in Bronx Open
Muchova advances, Zhang ousted in Bronx Open

The 22-year-old Czech will now play American wildcard Kristie Ahn who beat Switzerland's Jil Teichmann earlier in the day. Zhang, another Wimbledon quarter-finalist this year, was knocked out by Germany's Andrea Petkovic, who broke the Chinese five times in a 6-3 6-4 victory.

Serena Williams set to begin 2020 season in Auckland
Serena Williams set to begin 2020 season in Auckland

Serena Williams is set to begin her 2020 season at the WTA's ASB Classic in Auckland in January. Organizers of the ASB Classic announced the entry of the 23-time major winner on Tuesday. The 37-year-old Williams has played the hard court tournament once before, losing in the second round in 2017

Ahn wins; Vandeweghe, Zhang, Putintseva fall in Bronx tennis

NEW YORK (AP) -- Kristie Ahn began the final preparation for her return to the U.S. Open with a first-round victory Tuesday at the Bronx Open, where fellow American CoCo Vandeweghe and seeded players Zhang Shuai and Yulia Putintseva were upset.

Cornet, Pera win in first round of new WTA Bronx Open
Cornet, Pera win in first round of new WTA Bronx Open

Alize Cornet beat Kateryna Kozlova 6-4, 6-2 on Sunday night in a weather-delayed match at the Bronx Open.

Noah Rubin interview:
Noah Rubin interview: 'I don't know if people realise alcohol and substance abuse in tennis is a thing'

To the casual observer, the life of a professional tennis player is nothing but glamour - the money, the fame, those immaculate white clothes.  The reality for the majority is altogether different. It is a grind, a place where mental and physical exhaustion, alcohol abuse, and depression are prevalent

Berdych ends drought with opening win at Winston-Salem Open
Berdych ends drought with opening win at Winston-Salem Open

"It's been a very tough time for me," Berdych told reporters. Against Seppi, Berdych fired eight aces and broke his opponent's service five times as the match shifted momentum. Berdych, one of four wild cards in the field, raced to a 5-0 advantage in the opening set but battled rust as Seppi

ATP roundup: Medvedev outserves Goffin to claim Cincinnati title
ATP roundup: Medvedev outserves Goffin to claim Cincinnati title

Daniil Medvedev finished off David Goffin in style on Sunday with three straight aces to record a 7-6 (3), 6-4 win in the title match of the Western & Southern Open near Cincinnati. The ninth-seeded Medvedev had 10 aces overall and won 90 percent of his first-serve points during a standout performance

Cornet, Pera win in first round of new WTA Bronx Open

NEW YORK (AP) -- Alize Cornet beat Kateryna Kozlova 6-4, 6-2 on Sunday night in a weather-delayed match at the Bronx Open.

At last: Cincinnati title lands Medvedev in world top five
At last: Cincinnati title lands Medvedev in world top five

Daniil Medvedev, coming off back-to-back ATP finals defeats, held off David Goffin 7-6 (7/3), 6-4 Sunday to win the ATP Cincinnati Masters. "These have been the best three weeks of my life," Medvedev said.

Keys locks up WTA Cincy title with victory over Kuznetsova
Keys locks up WTA Cincy title with victory over Kuznetsova

Madison Keys came from a break down in both sets to defeat Svetlana Kuznetsova 7-5, 7-6 (7/5) on Sunday to win the WTA Cincinnati crown. The 2017 US Open finalist notched her fifth career title and second this season after a win in Charleston in April. Kuznetsova, a two-time Grand Slam champion working

Madison Keys rallies late to take 1st Cincinnati title
Madison Keys rallies late to take 1st Cincinnati title

Madison Keys rallied late in both sets and beat Svetlana Kuznetsova 7-5, 7-6 (5) for her first Cincinnati championship Sunday, sending her into the U.S. Open on a one-week upswing.

Medvedev comes good with Cincinnati Masters title
Medvedev comes good with Cincinnati Masters title

Daniil Medvedev, coming off back-to-back ATP finals defeats, held off David Goffin 7-6 (7/3), 6-4 Sunday to win the ATP Cincinnati Masters. Medvedev followed up his semi-final upset of defending champion Novak Djokovic as he controlled feisty Belgian Goffin to win an ATP leading 31st hardcourt match

Madison Keys rallies late to take 1st Cincinnati title
Madison Keys rallies late to take 1st Cincinnati title

Madison Keys headed back on court to receive her first Cincinnati championship trophy , beaming over a career-boosting moment that nobody expected - not even her. Keys rallied late in both sets Sunday and beat Svetlana Kuznetsova 7-5, 7-6 (5) in the Western & Southern Open for her second title of the

Keys locks up WTA Cincy title with victory over Kuznetsova
Keys locks up WTA Cincy title with victory over Kuznetsova

Madison Keys came from a break down in both sets to defeat Svetlana Kuznetsova 7-5, 7-6 (7/5) on Sunday to win the WTA Cincinnati crown. The 2017 US Open finalist notched her fifth career title and second this season after a win in Charleston in April. Kuznetsova, a two-time Grand Slam champion working

Keys claims Cincinnati title over Kuznetsova
Keys claims Cincinnati title over Kuznetsova

American Madison Keys overcame late leads by Svetlana Kuznetsova in both sets to defeat the Russian for the Cincinnati Masters title on Sunday. The confidence-boosting 7-5 7-6(5) victory sent Keys into the U.S. Open later this month as the world's number 10 ranked player. "If you told me a

Djokovic dumped as Medvedev sets up Cincy final with Goffin
Djokovic dumped as Medvedev sets up Cincy final with Goffin

Svetlana Kuznetsova will bid for her first title in more than a year after reaching the final of the WTA Cincinnati Masters, defeating Ashleigh Barty 6-2, 6-4 on Saturday. The two-time Grand Slam champion will aim for her 19th career trophy as she takes on 2017 US Open finalist Madison Keys, a 7-5,

Medvedev shocks Djokovic to reach Cincinnati Masters final
Medvedev shocks Djokovic to reach Cincinnati Masters final

World number one Novak Djokovic crashed out of the Cincinnati Masters Sunday, beaten 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 by ninth-seeded Russian Daniil Medvedev in the semi-finals. Medvedev, who now leads the ATP with 30 hardcourt wins this season, will play for the title on Sunday against Belgium's David Goffin, who

Federer, Djokovic advance as Serena pulls out in Cincinnati
Federer, Djokovic advance as Serena pulls out in Cincinnati

Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic overwhelmed opponents at the WTA-ATP Cincinnati Masters on Tuesday, where Serena Williams withdrew because of back trouble. Williams had hoped to rebound from the back spasms that forced her out of the WTA final in Toronto on Sunday, where she lasted only four games

Hurting Serena withdraws from Cincinnati as US Open looms
Hurting Serena withdraws from Cincinnati as US Open looms

Serena Williams withdrew prior to her opening match at the WTA Cincinnati Masters on Tuesday with a back injury, another blow to the 23-time Grand Slam champion's US Open preparations. Williams retired from the WTA final in Toronto just four games in with back spasms on Sunday, handing the title

Venus Williams upsets defending champion Kiki Bertens in Ohio
Venus Williams upsets defending champion Kiki Bertens in Ohio

Venus Williams reached the third round of the Western & Southern Open with an upset of defending champion Kiki Bertens.

Juan Martin del Potro out of U.S. Open due to right knee
Juan Martin del Potro out of U.S. Open due to right knee

Juan Martin del Potro, the 2009 champion, has withdrawn from the U.S. Open because he is still recovering from surgery on his right knee.

2009 champ del Potro out of US Open because of right knee
2009 champ del Potro out of US Open because of right knee

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) -- Juan Martin del Potro, the 2009 champion, has withdrawn from the U.S. Open because he is still recovering from surgery on his right knee.

Tsitsipas and Kyrgios to play in Laver Cup
Tsitsipas and Kyrgios to play in Laver Cup

The Laver Cup, a three-day team event between Europe and the rest of the world, became an official part of the ATP Tour in May this year following its runaway success in its first two editions in Prague and Chicago. The event, named after Australian great Rod Laver, who won 11 Grand Slams between 1960

Tennis Podcast: Positive signs for Andy Murray on singles return
Tennis Podcast: Positive signs for Andy Murray on singles return

After Andy Murray played his first singles match since undergoing hip resurfacing surgery in January, The Tennis Podcast team convened to discuss how he looked, his long-term prospects, and his decision not to play singles at the US Open.  Murray lost 6-4, 6-4 to Richard Gasquet in Cincinnati, but according

Teenager Andreescu hailed for play, poise ahead of US Open
Teenager Andreescu hailed for play, poise ahead of US Open

Current and former players are praising Bianca Andreescu - not only for winning her third title of the year, but for the way she handled a surprise retirement by Serena Williams.

Cilic upset in straight sets, Venus advances in Cincinnati
Cilic upset in straight sets, Venus advances in Cincinnati

Marin Cilic became the first seed to lose in the Western & Southern Open when 39th-ranked Radu Albot beat him 6-4, 7-6 (6) in the opening round Monday.

US Open singles a step too far for returning Murray
US Open singles a step too far for returning Murray

Andy Murray will throttle back his ATP comeback, announcing on Monday that has no plans to attempt singles play at the US Open. The three-time Grand Slam winner announced his decision after losing 6-3, 6-3 at the Cincinnati Masters fist round to Richard Gasquet. It was his first singles match in seven

Murray beaten by Gasquet in tennis singles return
Murray beaten by Gasquet in tennis singles return

Three-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray said he "did OK" in his first singles match in seven months -- a 6-4, 6-4 loss to Richard Gasquet at the Cincinnati Masters on Monday. "I don't really know what I was expecting, to be honest," said Murray, sidelined since January by

Teenager Andreescu hailed for play, poise ahead of US Open
Teenager Andreescu hailed for play, poise ahead of US Open

Current and former players are praising teenager Bianca Andreescu of Canada - not only for winning her third title of the year and first on home soil, but for the gracious way she handled a surprise retirement by Serena Williams. Andreescu won the Rogers Cup in Toronto on Sunday after an emotional Williams

Teenager Andreescu hailed for play, poise ahead of US Open
Teenager Andreescu hailed for play, poise ahead of US Open

Current and former players are praising teenager Bianca Andreescu of Canada - not only for winning her third title of the year and first on home soil, but for the gracious way she handled a surprise retirement by Serena Williams. Andreescu won the Rogers Cup in Toronto on Sunday after an emotional Williams

Exclusive: Dan Evans unexpectedly splits with coach David Felgate
Exclusive: Dan Evans unexpectedly splits with coach David Felgate

Despite an outstanding tally of 46 singles wins this season, Dan Evans has unexpectedly parted company with his coach for the past year - fellow Briton David Felgate. Evans's form has carried him to No. 44 in the world this week, only three spots lower than the career high he reached almost two-and-a-half

2004 champ Kuznetsova into US Open when Cibulkova withdraws
2004 champ Kuznetsova into US Open when Cibulkova withdraws

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) -- Two-time major champion Svetlanta Kuznetosva has moved into the main draw of the U.S. Open after Dominika Cibulkova withdrew because of an injured left foot.

Murray ready to go it alone in Cincinnati
Murray ready to go it alone in Cincinnati

Murray had hip resurfacing surgery in January in a bid to salvage his career and eased himself back into competitive action in doubles play. The 32-year-old is now ready to go it alone and will face Frenchman Richard Gasquet on Monday in what will be his first singles match since losing in the Australian

Montreal winner Nadal withdraws from Cincinnati
Montreal winner Nadal withdraws from Cincinnati

Rafael Nadal withdrew from the Cincinnati Masters for the second year in a row after polishing off his US Open preparation with a Montreal title on Sunday. The announcement came a few hours after Nadal won his fifth Canadian title 6-3, 6-0 over Russian Daniil Medvedev. "I am very sorry to announce

Toronto winner Andreescu pulls out of Cincinnati WTA
Toronto winner Andreescu pulls out of Cincinnati WTA

Canadian teenager Bianca Andreescu made history with a Toronto WTA title on Sunday and then withdrew from next week's big date at the Cincinnati Masters. "I've never been there, so I'm really disappointed to withdraw from the tournament," said Andreescu, who was leading Williams

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He's back: Andy Murray returns to singles with healing hip

Andy Murray smiled as he walked off the court after a brisk practice session, pain-free and moving better all the time. Retirement? Out of mind for now.

Rafael Nadal wins fifth Roger Cup title
Rafael Nadal wins fifth Roger Cup title

Rafael Nadal won his fifth Rogers Cup title, beating Daniil Medvedev in straight sets.

Nadal dominates Medvedev in Montreal for 35th Masters title
Nadal dominates Medvedev in Montreal for 35th Masters title

Rafael Nadal completed a 6-3, 6-0 demolition of Russian Daniil Medvedev to win in Montreal on Sunday and extend his record haul of Masters 1000 titles. The world number two secured his 35th Masters crown, pulling clear by two in that category from Novak Djokovic, who has won 33 of the elite tournaments

Rafael Nadal wins 5th Roger Cup title, beating Medvedev
Rafael Nadal wins 5th Roger Cup title, beating Medvedev

Rafael Nadal won his fifth Rogers Cup title, beating Daniil Medvedev 6-3, 6-0 on Sunday in just 70 minutes at breezy IGA Stadium. The 33-year-old Nadal won the event for the third time in Montreal. The first came in 2005 at age 19 over Andre Agassi, and the second in 2013.

Andreescu and Nadal win Rogers Cup titles as tearful Serena Williams retires hurt
Andreescu and Nadal win Rogers Cup titles as tearful Serena Williams retires hurt

* 19-year-old Bianca Andreescu takes Rogers Cup title * Worry for Williams with US Open just two weeks away * American forced out of final with back injury while trailing 3-1Canada's Bianca Andreescu consoles Serena Williams after the American's retirement at the Rogers Cup final. Photograph: Frank

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He's back: Andy Murray returns to singles with healing hip

Andy Murray smiled as he walked off the court after a brisk practice session, pain-free and moving better all the time. Murray is the first-day focus at the Western & Southern Open. A painful exit at the Australian Open left him thinking the end of his career was in sight.

Serena
Serena's US Open plans in disarray as injury hands Andreescu Toronto crown

Tearful Serena Williams saw her US Open preparation thrown into disarray Sunday as back spasms forced her out of the WTA Toronto final after just four games, handing Canadian teenager Bianca Andreescu the title. Andreescu, 19, was up 3-1 with a break of serve when 23-time Grand Slam champion Williams

Andy Murray returns to singles with healed hip
Andy Murray returns to singles with healed hip

Andy Murray's surgically repaired hip is free of pain and he's moving much better on the court, prompting him to return to singles play a few months after he contemplated retirement.

Ailing Serena retires to hand Andreescu Toronto crown
Ailing Serena retires to hand Andreescu Toronto crown

Serena Williams wept as back pain forced her out of the WTA Toronto final after just four games on Sunday, handing the title to home hope Bianca Andreescu. Andreescu, 19, was up 3-1 with a break of serve when 23-time Grand Slam champion Williams found she couldn't continue. When it was clear that

US Open fears for tearful Serena Williams as injury retirement hands Bianca Andreescu Rogers Cup title
US Open fears for tearful Serena Williams as injury retirement hands Bianca Andreescu Rogers Cup title

Women's Sport Social Embed Serena Williams' first U.S. Open tune-up ended in stunning fashion as the American retired with injury while trailing Canadian teenager Bianca Andreescu 3-1 in the Rogers Cup final on Sunday. Williams, who hopes to chase a record-equalling 24th career Grand Slam title

Andy Murray to step up singles return with Zhuhai and Beijing appearances
Andy Murray to step up singles return with Zhuhai and Beijing appearances

Andy Murray has entered next month's Zhuhai Championships and China Open as he prepares to make his singles return. Murray announced on Friday that he will compete in next week's Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati, seven months after his tearful revelation in Australia that his career could

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