Tennis

  • Murray breaks down in tears at Scottish ceremony

    His victory speech at Wimbledon was easy compared to this. Andy Murray broke into tears Wednesday as he accepted a civic honor in his Scottish hometown of Dunblane. Murray, who was granted ''the freedom of Stirling'' from the local council, stopped to compose himself and wipe his eyes several times…

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  • Ferrer ousted, Nadal wins at Barcelona Open

    Second-seeded David Ferrer was ousted from the Barcelona Open by a Russian opponent for the second straight year and defending champion Rafael Nadal labored to victory on Wednesday. Ferrer was unable to find his rhythm in losing 6-4, 6-2 to Teymuraz Gabashvili in his opening match while Nadal…

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  • Sharapova survives scare to progress at Stuttgart

    STUTTGART, Germany (AP) -- Defending champion Maria Sharapova survived a first-round scare at the Porsche Grand Prix by defeating Lucie Safarova 7-6(5), 6-7(5), 7-6(2) on Tuesday.

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  • Kvitova beaten in 1st major upset at Stuttgart

    STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Alisa Kleybanova defeated third-seeded Petra Kvitova 6-2, 7-6 (3) to provide the first major upset at the Porsche Grand Prix on Wednesday.

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  • Hantuchova, Peng reach quarters in Morocco

    MARRAKESH, Morocco (AP) -- Top-seeded Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia beat last year's runner-up Lourdes Dominguez Lino of Spain 7-5, 6-2 on Wednesday to reach the quarterfinals of the Grand Prix SAR.

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    MW Tennis Players of the Week

    San Diego State junior Thorsten Bertsch has been named Mountain West Men’s Tennis Player of the Week, while Aztec senior Laura Antonana Iriarte earned MW Women’s Tennis Player of the Week honors for matches played April 16-21. It is the fourth MW weekly accolade this season for Iriarte, and first…

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  • Ding goes down to shock defeat in world championships

    Sheffield (United Kingdom) (AFP) - Chinese hopes of a first-ever snooker world champion were ended for this year as world number two Ding Junhui went down to a surprise 10 frames to nine defeat by English qualifier Michael Wasley in the first round in Sheffield on Tuesday. Ding, 27, had won five…

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  • Bucharest defending champ Rosol reaches quarters

    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) -- Defending champion Lukas Rosol reached the Nastase Tiriac Trophy quarterfinals with a 6-2, 6-4 victory over eighth-seeded Jarkko Nieminen of Finland on Wednesday.

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  • Djokovic: Wrist better, will try to play in Madrid

    Saying his right wrist is not as badly hurt as he feared, Novak Djokovic plans to be back on the tennis tour in two weeks - and at the French Open later next month. The right-handed Djokovic said in a statement Tuesday he's been ''assured'' by doctors that he will be ready for upcoming clay-court…

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  • Defending champ Schiavone loses in 1st round

    MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) — Defending champion Francesca Schiavone of Italy lost to Spanish qualifier Beatriz Garcia Vidagany 6-3, 6-2 in the first round of the Grand Prix SAR on Tuesday.

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  • Home-town honour reduces Murray to tears

    Wimbledon champion Andy Murray fought to hold back tears on Wednesday after being awarded the ceremonial freedom of his Scottish home town, Sterling. "It feels good to be home," said Murray, his voice cracking with emotion, during a ceremony at his former school, Dunblane High.

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  • Unprecedented Industry Support Makes PlayTennis.com the 'One-Stop-Shop' for Bringing Players Into Tennis

    As more Americans of all ages look to get in shape, lose weight and maintain their fitness, they increasingly turn to technology to help them find, track and organize their activities. One of the most ...

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  • Seppi and Mahut make early exits in Bucharest

    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Sixth-seeded Andreas Seppi was knocked out of the first round of the Nastase Tiriac Trophy on Tuesday, along with seventh-seeded Nicolas Mahut.

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  • Nadal to face fellow Spaniard at Barcelona Open

    BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Top-ranked Rafael Nadal will look to get his clay court season back on track against Albert Ramos at the Barcelona Open after his fellow Spaniard won on Tuesday in the first round.

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  • Djokovic plays down injury fears, back for Madrid

    (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic has played down fears he will miss this year's French Open, saying the wrist injury he sustained at the Monte Carlo Masters last week is not as serious as first feared. The Serb, second in the world rankings behind Rafael Nadal, said on his website (www.novakdjokovic.com)…

    Reuters
  • Ivanovic beats Lisicki in 1st round at Stuttgart

    STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Ana Ivanovic defeated Sabine Lisicki 6-1, 6-3 to send the Wimbledon finalist out in the first round of the Porsche Grand Prix on Wednesday.

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    Kids Day at the WCC Tennis Championships

    Student-athletes from the West Coast Conference have fun teaching local kids the game of tennis on Kids Day, during the WCC Tennis Championships in San Diego, CA.

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    Big 12 Minute - 04/23/2014

    TCU is set to host the Big 12 Tennis Championships at the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center April 24-27.

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