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ATP roundup: Johnson takes Hall of Fame title
ATP roundup: Johnson takes Hall of Fame title

Steve Johnson lost a set Sunday for the first time all week, but he still emerged as the champion of the Dell Technologies Hall of Fame Open in Newport, R.I. The third-seeded California native beat India's Ramkumar Ramanathan 7-5, 3-6, 6-2 in the title match amid inclement weather. "It was

Sevastova returns to win Bucharest Open final

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) -- Two years after being thrashed by Simona Halep in the Bucharest Open final, top-seeded Anastasija Sevastova returned to win the title in straight sets on Sunday.

Johnson captures Hall of Fame on Newport's grass court

Steve Johnson continued his long road back and success this year by capturing the Hall of Fame Open on Sunday. The 28-year-old American defeated Ramkumar Ramanathan, of India, 7-5, 3-6, 6-2, on Newport's grass court for his fourth career ATP title and second this season. When it was over, Johnson

British Open 2018: How much prize money every player earned at the 2018 Open Championship

Francesco Molinari walked off with $1.89 million for his win at the Open Championship. Here is the money earned for everybody who made the cut at Carnoustie

Cecchinato wins Croatia Open for 2nd title

UMAG, Croatia (AP) -- Third-seeded Marco Cecchinato further elevated his breakthrough year by winning the Croatia Open final on Sunday, beating Guido Pella of Argentina 6-2, 7-6 (4) in their first meeting.

Tennis: Johnson beats Ramkumar to win Newport title

(Reuters) - American third seed Steve Johnson beat first-time ATP finalist Indian Ramkumar Ramanathan 7-5 3-6 6-2 at the Hall of Fame Open in Newport, Rhode Island on Sunday for his fourth career title and second of 2018. Johnson, who triumphed on clay in Houston earlier this year, relied on his big

The Open: Francesco Molinari looks back on bogey-free weekend
The Open: Francesco Molinari looks back on bogey-free weekend

Francesco Molinari explains how he kept his composure down the stretch to win The 147th Open.

Clay-loving Fognini beats Gasquet in Swedish Open final
Clay-loving Fognini beats Gasquet in Swedish Open final

BASTAD, Sweden (AP) -- Fabio Fognini won his second ATP title this year after beating Richard Gasquet 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 in the Swedish Open final on Sunday.

Busy Fognini seals Swedish title
Busy Fognini seals Swedish title

Bastad (Sweden) (AFP) - Italian Fabio Fognini, ranked 15 in the world, beat Frenchman Richard Gasquet, 6-3, 3-6, 6-1, in Sunday's ATP Swedish Open final in Bastad.

Top-seeded Cornet beats Minella in Gstaad clay-court final
Top-seeded Cornet beats Minella in Gstaad clay-court final

GSTAAD, Switzerland (AP) -- Too-seeded Alize Cornet of France won her sixth career title by beating Mandy Minella of Luxembourg 6-4, 7-6 (6) in the Ladies' Championship Gstaad final on Sunday.

Stich, Sukova inducted into tennis Hall of Fame
Stich, Sukova inducted into tennis Hall of Fame

Former men's Wimbledon champion Michael Stich was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame on Saturday. Former women's doubles standout Helena Sukova also was enshrined during the ceremony in Newport, R.I. The inductions were held on the grass court in which the Dell Technologies

Tennis: Ramkumar to play Johnson in Newport final

(Reuters) - Ramkumar Ramanathan will try to become the first player from India to win an ATP singles title since mentor Leander Paes prevailed in Newport 20 years ago after he beat American Tim Smyczek on Saturday to reach the final of the same event. Ramkumar will meet American Steve Johnson, who beat

ATP roundup: Johnson seeks second win of season at Newport

Third-seeded American Steve Johnson breezed past Spain's Marcel Granollers on Saturday to advance to the final of the Dell Technologies Hall of Fame Open in Newport, R.I. Johnson cruised to a 6-3, 6-3 victory to move within one match of his second title of the year and the fourth of his career.

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Germany's Stich, Czech Sukova join Tennis Hall of Fame

Former Wimbledon champion Michael Stich said it was the "special moments" more than match results that he remembered Saturday as he was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame. Stich and 14-time Grand Slam doubles champion Helena Sukova of Czech Republic were inducted in ceremonies

Johnson, Ramanathan advance to Hall of Fame final

Third-seeded Steve Johnson beat Marcel Granollers, 6-3, 6-3 on Saturday to reach the Hall of Fame Tennis Open final. The 28-year-old American will face Ramkumar Ramanathan in the final Sunday morning. Ramanathan, of India, topped American Tim Smyczek, 6-4, 7-5.

WTA roundup: Sevastova, Martic to meet in finals in Bucharest

Top seed Anastasija Sevastova advanced to the final at the BRD Bucharest Open on Saturday when Polona Hercog retired after losing the opening set, 6-1. This will be Sevastova's second final in Bucharest, but she will be looking for her first win. In 2016, she lost to Simona Halep in straight sets

Michael Stich, Helena Sukova inducted into tennis hall
Michael Stich, Helena Sukova inducted into tennis hall

When Michael Stich was a teenager, he had to choose a sport - soccer or tennis. It seems he made right choice now that he has a home in the International Tennis Hall of Fame. The 49-year-old German and Helena Sukova were inducted on Saturday during a ceremony on Newport's grass court, the only

Cecchinato's elevates big year with another final in Croatia

UMAG, Croatia (AP) -- Marco Cecchinato elevated his breakthrough year by reaching the Croatia Open final on Saturday.

Here are the payouts for the 2018 Open Championship, including a whopping prize for the winner

British Open 2018: Here is what the Open Championship field will earn at this year's event at Carnoustie.

Fognini tops Verdasco to reach Swedish Open final vs Gasquet
Fognini tops Verdasco to reach Swedish Open final vs Gasquet

BASTAD, Sweden (AP) -- Fabio Fognini edged Fernando Verdasco for the first time on clay to reach the Swedish Open final against Richard Gasquet on Saturday.

Minella reaches first WTA final 9 months after baby
Minella reaches first WTA final 9 months after baby

Mandy Minella has a chance at becoming the third mother to win a WTA singles title in the last 12 months after reaching the Ladies Championships Gstaad final on Saturday. Minella, of Luxembourg, overcame 19-year-old Marketa Vondrousova of the Czech Republic 4-6, 6-2, 6-2 to reach her first career final

Top seed Sevastova back in Bucharest Open final vs Martic
Top seed Sevastova back in Bucharest Open final vs Martic

Top-seeded Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia returned to the Bucharest Open final after semifinal opponent Polona Hercog retired hurt after their first set on Saturday. Sevastova also reached the Bucharest final in 2016, only to lose to local star Simona Halep on the clay. On Sunday in the final, she

Bouchard
Bouchard's strong return halted by injury in Gstaad

A leg injury ended the best showing in 18 months by Eugenie Bouchard, who quit her Saturday semi-final at Gstaad trailing Alize Cornet 7-6 (7/5), 1-0. Bouchard then saved three break to force a tiebreak.

WTA roundup: Sevastova survives at Bucharest

Top-seeded Latvian Anastasija Sevastova was forced to rally to defeat fifth-seeded Romanian Sorana Cirstea 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 on Friday and advance to the semifinals of the BRD Bucharest Open in Romania. The 22nd-ranked Sevastova was broken twice on her way to dropping the first set to Cirstea, ranked 57th

Mannarino falls in Newport, Johnson into semifinals

Top-seeded Frenchman Adrian Mannarino fell to Spaniard Marcel Granollers 6-3, 6-1 on Friday, leaving American Steve Johnson as the only seed remaining in the Dell Technologies Hall of Fame Open in Newport, R.I. The third seed and the 48th-ranked player in the world, Johnson cruised past Israel's

After Wimbledon, real tennis cuts to the chase
After Wimbledon, real tennis cuts to the chase

As the dust settles at Wimbledon, the real tennis action is under way: the world's best players of the original sport are duelling it out at the game's spiritual home. Real tennis, the historic forerunner of the modern sport, is still played on a few dozen courts across the globe, including

Johnson, Granollers set up Newport semi-final clash
Johnson, Granollers set up Newport semi-final clash

Number three Steve Johnson was the last seed standing in the ATP grass court tournament at Newport, Rhode Island, Friday, booking a semi-final berth as Marcel Granollers ousted top-seeded Adrian Mannarino. Granollers, ranked 124th in the world, breezed past France's Mannarino of France 6-3, 6-1.

Starbucks To Open Sign Language Store
Starbucks To Open Sign Language Store

Starbucks To Open Sign Language Store

We have explosive new evidence in the endless "British Open" vs. "Open Championship" debate

You might say no one in the history of golf would be more likely to call this tournament The Open Championship than a kilt-wearing Earl, yet he didn't.

We have explosive new evidence in the endless "British Open" vs. "Open Championship" debate

You might say no one in the history of golf would be more likely to call this tournament The Open Championship than a kilt-wearing Earl, yet he didn't.

Wimbledon champion Kerber to defend Sydney title
Wimbledon champion Kerber to defend Sydney title

Wimbledon champion Angelique Kerber will defend her Sydney International title in January in preparation for next year's Australian Open, organisers said Friday. The German climbed to No.4 in the world rankings after her 6-3 6-3 win over Serena Williams to claim her first Wimbledon title at the

Novak Djokovic writes open letter revealing struggles with vulnerability and mental hurdles he overcame for
Novak Djokovic writes open letter revealing struggles with vulnerability and mental hurdles he overcame for 'magical' Wimbledon success

Novak Djokovic has posted an open letter on his website about the mental hurdles he had to overcome to win this year's Wimbledon - the joy of which he described as "the most wonderful" of his career.  In a lengthy post, Djokovic reveals that he had doubts he would be able to return to

Ramanathan, Smyczek advance to ATP Newport semi-finals
Ramanathan, Smyczek advance to ATP Newport semi-finals

New York (AFP) - India's Ramkumar Ramanathan and American Tim Smyczek, each hoping to reach his first ATP singles final, advanced to the semi-finals of the Hall of Fame Open grasscourt tournament Thursday.

British Open 2018: The best photos from Thursday at Carnoustie

The most stunning images from the first round at the Open.

British Open 2018: The best photos from Thursday at Carnoustie

The most stunning images from the first round at the Open.

British Open 2018: The best photos from Thursday at Carnoustie

The most stunning images from the first round at the Open.

Kevin Kisner holds the lead after the first round in The 147th Open
Kevin Kisner holds the lead after the first round in The 147th Open

Watch highlights from the first round of The 147th Open. Frank Nobilo and Brandel Chamblee break it all down.

Men in Blazers put soccer to the side, talk the 147th British Open
Men in Blazers put soccer to the side, talk the 147th British Open

Roger Bennett and Michael Davies break down what they observed on the opening day of the 147th Open.

British Open 2018: Following a three-under 68 at the Open, Brandon Stone went to play the Old Course (with hickory clubs)

British Open 2018: Following a three-under 68 at the Open, Brandon Stone went to play the Old Course (with hickory clubs)

British Open 2018: Yanni's "In Celebration of Man" is back -- and it's as glorious as ever

British Open 2018: Yanni's "In Celebration of Man" is back -- and it's as glorious as ever at this year's Open

British Open 2018: Yanni's "In Celebration of Man" is back -- and it's as glorious as ever

British Open 2018: Yanni's "In Celebration of Man" is back -- and it's as glorious as ever at this year's Open

British Open 2018: 11 scotches to drink for breakfast while watching The Open

As the British Open returns to the Scottish Highlands, take a look at the best scotches to drink at 4am all weekend long.

Podcast: Putting a Bow on Wimbledon 2018 and Looking Ahead to the Summer Hardcourt Season
Podcast: Putting a Bow on Wimbledon 2018 and Looking Ahead to the Summer Hardcourt Season

On the Beyond the Baseline Podcast, Sports Illustrated executive editor, Tennis Channel commentator and host Jon Wertheim takes fans between the lines with tennis commentary and exclusive interviews with the top players and newsmakers on the ATP and WTA tours.

Rapes and beatings: the torments of South Korea
Rapes and beatings: the torments of South Korea's young athletes

When Kim Eun-hee was 10 years old, a primary school child with dreams of tennis stardom, her coach raped her for the first time. Now 27, Kim spoke to international media for the first time and waived all rights to anonymity to reveal how female athletes in the South have silently suffered sexual abuse

2-time finalist Azarenka misses direct entry for US Open
2-time finalist Azarenka misses direct entry for US Open

NEW YORK (AP) -- Two-time U.S. Open runner-up Victoria Azarenka is ranked just below the cutoff for direct entry into the year's last Grand Slam tournament.

Germany
Germany's Stich, Czech Sukova to join Tennis Hall of Fame

Former Wimbledon champion Michael Stich of Germany and 14-time Grand Slam doubles champion Helena Sukova of the Czech Republic will be inducted Saturday into the International Tennis Hall of Fame. Stich, 49, and Sukova, 53, will be enshrined Saturday in ceremonies at the ATP Hall of Fame Classic in

British Open 2018: Past champ's wife asks fantastic question on the eve of this year's Open

British Open 2018: Past champ's wife asks fantastic question on the eve of this year's Open at Carnoustie

British Open 2018: Michael Kim rode new driver to win John Deere Classic, now adding another new club to battle Carnoustie

Michael Kim won the John Deere to get spot at Open Championship, taking the advice of former Open champ to set up his equipment for Carnoustie

Mailbag: Wrapping Up Wimbledon, And the Case For a Fifth-Set Tiebreak at 12-12 in the Slams
Mailbag: Wrapping Up Wimbledon, And the Case For a Fifth-Set Tiebreak at 12-12 in the Slams

In his latest mailbag, Jon Wertheim answers questions about Wimbledon, Serena Williams, Novak Djokovic and makes the case for a fifth-set tiebreak at 12-12 in the Slams.

British Open 2018: A pensive Rory McIlroy reflects on first Open, seeks to revive the carefree attitude he had then

British Open 2018: A pensive Rory McIlroy reflects on first Open, seeks to revive the carefree attitude he had then

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