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Tennis: Integrity unit assessing Dolgopolov-Monteiro match
Tennis: Integrity unit assessing Dolgopolov-Monteiro match

The Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) have confirmed they are looking into a match between Alexandr Dolgopolov and Thiago Monteiro after concerns were raised over suspicious betting patterns surrounding the contest on Sunday. A spokesman for the TIU, the anti-corruption body that covers all professional tennis

Kramer Hickok interview after Round 4 of National Capital Open
Kramer Hickok interview after Round 4 of National Capital Open

Following his final-round 67 at the 2017 National Capital Open to Support Our Troops, Kramer Hickok talks about struggling early on but collected himself to finish in solo second.

Dimitrov downs Kyrgios to win Cincinnati Open
Dimitrov downs Kyrgios to win Cincinnati Open

(Reuters) - Grigor Dimitrov clinched the biggest title of his career and enjoyed a huge confidence boost ahead of the U.S. Open by beating Nick Kyrgios 6-3 7-5 to win the Cincinnati Open on Sunday. With three of the 'Big Four' players nursing injuries and Rafa Nadal knocked out in the quarter-finals

Lucic-Baroni, Cornet move to 2nd round of Connecticut Open

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) -- Mirjana Lucic-Baroni of Croatia and Alize Cornet of France won first-round matches Sunday at the Connecticut Open.

Muguruza takes WTA Cincinnati title, denies Halep No. 1
Muguruza takes WTA Cincinnati title, denies Halep No. 1

Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza humbled second-ranked Simona Halep 6-1, 6-0 in Sunday's final of the WTA Cincinnati Open, denying the Romanian the world number one spot in the process. Sixth-seeded Spaniard Muguruza needed only 56 minutes to capture her second title of the year and her first

Muguruza thumps Halep in straight sets in Cincinnati final
Muguruza thumps Halep in straight sets in Cincinnati final

(Reuters) - Spanish fourth seed Garbine Muguruza played flawlessly to crush Simona Halep 6-1 6-0 in a one-sided women's final at the Cincinnati Open on Sunday. Muguruza's tennis was as hot as the summer sun in the early afternoon match on the outdoor hardcourt, as she wrapped up victory in less

Nadal returns to Brisbane to open 2018 season
Nadal returns to Brisbane to open 2018 season

Rafa Nadal, who will return to the top of the world rankings for the first time in three years on Monday, announced on Sunday that he would be opening his 18th season as a professional at the Brisbane International in January. The 31-year-old was beaten in the quarter-finals of the Australian Open warm-up

Muguruza upsets No. 1 Pliskova, reaches Cincinnati final

MASON, Ohio (AP) -- Garbine Muguruza reached her first Western & Southern Open final with a 6-3, 6-2 upset of defending champion Karolina Pliskova on Saturday.

Muguruza downs No. 1 Pliskova to reach Cincinnati final
Muguruza downs No. 1 Pliskova to reach Cincinnati final

Reigning Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza trounced top-ranked defending champion Karolina Pliskova 6-3, 6-2 Saturday to reach the final of the WTA and ATP Cincinnati Masters. The sixth-ranked Spaniard reached her first US event final by flipping the script in a rematch of their 2016 Cincinnati semi-final

Nadal returns to No. 1 with heavy heart over Barcelona
Nadal returns to No. 1 with heavy heart over Barcelona

Spain's Rafael Nadal, who returns to the world number one ranking on Monday for the first time in three years, remains "destroyed" by the terror attacks that rocked his homeland. Nadal was upset by Australia's Nick Kyrgios in a Friday quarter-final at the WTA and ATP Cincinnati Masters

Kyrgios sweeps away Nadal in Cincinnati quarter-final
Kyrgios sweeps away Nadal in Cincinnati quarter-final

(Reuters) - The excitable Nick Kyrgios made short work of top-seeded Spaniard Rafael Nadal in a dazzling 6-2 7-5 victory on Friday at the Cincinnati Open. In a highly-anticipated quarter-final matchup, Australian Kyrgios breezed past the 15-times grand slam champion Nadal in about one hour and 20 minutes

Nick Kyrgios Beats New No. 1 Rafa Nadal in Cincinnati Masters
Nick Kyrgios Beats New No. 1 Rafa Nadal in Cincinnati Masters

Nick Kyrgios scored an upset victory in the quarterfinal of the Cincinnati Masters to beat No. 1 Rafa Nadal, 6-2, 7-5. Nadal reached the No. 1 spot this week after Federer pulled out of Cincinnati after tweaking his back in Montreal the week before. It's Nadal's second straight disappointing

Muguruza outlasts Kuznetsova, next faces Pliskova in Cincinnati
Muguruza outlasts Kuznetsova, next faces Pliskova in Cincinnati

(Reuters) - Fourth-seeded Spaniard Garbine Muguruza won a lengthy battle against Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia 6-2 5-7 7-5 on a hot and windy day on Friday to reach the Cincinnati Open semi-finals. Wimbledon champion Muguruza stuck out her tongue in exasperation after finally prevailing in the two hour

Kramer Hickok interview after Round 2 of National Capital Open
Kramer Hickok interview after Round 2 of National Capital Open

Following his second-round 66 at the 2017 National Capital Open to Support Our Troops, Kramer Hickok talks about how he remained patient on the greens and was happy to see it pay off.

Muguruza outlasts Kuznetsova, next faces Pliskova in Cincinnati
Muguruza outlasts Kuznetsova, next faces Pliskova in Cincinnati

(Reuters) - Fourth-seeded Spaniard Garbine Muguruza won a lengthy battle against Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia 6-2 5-7 7-5 on a hot and windy day to reach the Cincinnati Open semi-finals on Friday. Wimbledon champion Muguruza stuck out her tongue in exasperation after finally prevailing in the two hour

Nadal sets up Kyrgios quarter-final in Cincinnati
Nadal sets up Kyrgios quarter-final in Cincinnati

(Reuters) - Top-seeded Spaniard Rafael Nadal defeated fellow countryman Albert Ramos-Vinolas in straight sets on Friday to set up a mouth-watering quarter-final against Australian Nick Kyrgios. Nadal made a flurry of uncharacteristic errors in the first set but settled down in the second and ultimately

Tennis star Oudin retires at age of 25
Tennis star Oudin retires at age of 25

American Melanie Oudin announced her retirement from tennis on Friday, ending a career hindered by injury and illness at the age of 25. Oudin made a splash when she reached the quarter-finals of the 2009 US Open at the age of 17. "My dream was always to play professional tennis at places like

2011 champ Stosur withdraws from US Open with injured hand
2011 champ Stosur withdraws from US Open with injured hand

NEW YORK (AP) -- Past U.S. Open champion Samantha Stosur has pulled out of the year's last Grand Slam tournament because of an injured right hand.

Former champion Stosur out of US Open with hand injury
Former champion Stosur out of US Open with hand injury

Australia's Samantha Stosur has withdrawn from the US Open, where she was champion in 2011, because of a nagging right hand injury, organizers of the Grand Slam tournament said Friday. Stosur, ranked 43rd in the world, will be replaced in the main draw by Germany's Annika Beck, 23, for the hardcourt

Dimitrov beats Del Potro for first time to reach Cincinnati quarters
Dimitrov beats Del Potro for first time to reach Cincinnati quarters

(Reuters) - Grigor Dimitrov beat big-hitting Argentine Juan Martin del Potro for the first time in six career attempts to book a place in the last eight at the Cincinnati Open on Thursday. The seventh-seeded Bulgarian advanced to his eighth ATP World Tour Masters 1000 quarter-final with a 6-3 7-5 victory

Muguruza rallies to reach Cincinnati quarterfinals
Muguruza rallies to reach Cincinnati quarterfinals

Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza overcame a long rain delay in the third set and fought off three match points Thursday before advancing to the quarterfinals of the Western & Southern Open. The tournament's No. 4 seed beat American Madison Keys 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (3) to extend her successful summer

Dimitrov beats Del Potro for first time to reach Cincinnati quarters
Dimitrov beats Del Potro for first time to reach Cincinnati quarters

(Reuters) - Grigor Dimitrov beat big-hitting Argentine Juan Martin del Potro for the first time in six career attempts to book a place in the last eight at the Cincinnati Open on Thursday. The seventh-seeded Bulgarian advanced to his eighth ATP World Tour Masters 1000 quarter-final with a 6-3 7-5 victory

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Canada's Shapovalov upbeat ahead of U.S Open qualifying

Canadian Denis Shapovalov took the tennis world by storm last week with a run to the semi-finals in Montreal that included a win over Rafa Nadal and the teenage sensation is now eager to replicate that success on a much bigger stage. Having already achieved the goals he set for this year, the 18-year-old

Beyond the Baseline Podcast: Rod Laver
Beyond the Baseline Podcast: Rod Laver

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. On this week's episode, Wertheim talks

Victoria Azarenka Could Miss U.S. Open Due to Custody Battle
Victoria Azarenka Could Miss U.S. Open Due to Custody Battle

Victoria Azarenka could be forced to miss the U.S. Open due to a custody battle with her child's father, according to post the tennis start made Thursday.

Azarenka says she might skip US Open because of child issue
Azarenka says she might skip US Open because of child issue

Two-time Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka says her participation in the U.S. Open is in doubt because she might not be able to bring her son with her to New York as a result of her separation from the baby's father. The 28-year-old from Belarus gave birth to Leo, her first child, in December

Nadal tops Gasquet again, Tiafoe upsets Zverev
Nadal tops Gasquet again, Tiafoe upsets Zverev

(Reuters) - Rafa Nadal extended his spotless record against Richard Gasquet, while unseeded American teenager Frances Tiafoe upset Alexander Zverev to reach the third round of the Cincinnati Open on Wednesday. It must have felt like deja vu for the Frenchman, who fell 6-3 6-4 to drop to 0-15 against

Qualifier Barty knocks out Venus Williams in Cincinnati
Qualifier Barty knocks out Venus Williams in Cincinnati

Venus Williams' resurgent summer hit a bump Wednesday when he was knocked out of the Western & Southern Open by a qualifier in the second round. Ashleigh Barty rallied for a 6-3, 2-6, 6-2 upset on a humid afternoon that played to her advantage. Barty, ranked No. 48 on the ATP tour, had never beaten

US teen Tiafoe stuns Zverev to end treble title bid
US teen Tiafoe stuns Zverev to end treble title bid

US teen wildcard Frances Tiafoe shocked seventh-ranked Alexander Zverev 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 on Wednesday, advancing to the third round at the WTA and ATP Cincinnati Masters. Riding a 10-match win streak after titles in Montreal and Washington, Zverev was a favorite to capture his seventh title of the year

Zverev confident entering US Open even after shock loss
Zverev confident entering US Open even after shock loss

Alexander Zverev enters the US Open confident and feels his best ahead of any Grand Slam event, even after a fatigue-filled loss Wednesday in his ATP Cincinnati Masters opener. Zverev won titles at Montreal and Washington, giving him five on the year, matching Wimbledon and Australian Open champion

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Twitter Points Out Other Times When 'Both Sides' Were Clearly Incomparable
Twitter Points Out Other Times When 'Both Sides' Were Clearly Incomparable

On Tuesday, many Americans were left reeling after recent remarks made by President Donald Trump in the aftermath of violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.

WEB EXTRA: More Coffee With Former Tennis Pro Steve Krulevitz
WEB EXTRA: More Coffee With Former Tennis Pro Steve Krulevitz

Linh and Marty have Coffee With former tennis pro Steve Krulevitz.

Judy Murray tells of long battle to tennis success
Judy Murray tells of long battle to tennis success

By Elisabeth O'Leary EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Scottish coach Judy Murray, a driving force in British tennis and mother of world number one Andy and Wimbledon mixed doubles champion Jamie, has shaped the two most successful players Britain has produced in decades. Add in the ingrained sexism and belittlement

Mailbag: Alexander Zverev
Mailbag: Alexander Zverev's Grand Slam Breakthrough Is Next Step for Next-Gen Star

Todd Martin is the most recent SI Tennis/Tennis Channel podcast guest. Perched on his lanai, he discussed the Hall of Fame, its protocols and standards.Coming soon: Tracy Austin will allegedly be putting down her Lavazza coffee next week to preview the U.S. Open with us.Mailbag Have a question or comment

'14 US Open runner-up Kei Nishikori latest out of US Open

Kei Nishikori is the latest top player to pull out of the U.S. Open because of an injury. The agent for the 2014 runner-up and 2016 semifinalist at Flushing Meadows says Nishikori will miss the rest of the season because of a torn tendon in his right wrist. Olivier van Lindonk says in an email Wednesday

Serena eyes
Serena eyes 'outrageous' Australian Open return

(Reuters) - Serena Williams aims to defend her Australian Open title next year, the American saying the rapid return to action would only give her around three months to prepare after giving birth to her first child. The 23-times grand slam winner announced her pregnancy in April and will be on maternity

Bacsinszky out of U.S. Open with hand injury
Bacsinszky out of U.S. Open with hand injury

(Reuters) - Switzerland's Timea Bacsinszky has withdrawn from the U.S. Open due to a lingering hand injury, the world number 24 has said. Bacsinszky, who will also miss this month's Connecticut Open in New Haven, was carrying a thigh injury during Wimbledon last month but said on Wednesday she

Del Potro makes winning return to Cincinnati
Del Potro makes winning return to Cincinnati

(Reuters) - Juan Martin del Potro made a winning return to the Cincinnati Open on Tuesday when the Argentine ground out a 3-6 7-6(1) 6-0 victory over 10th-seeded Czech Tomas Berdych to reach the second round on Tuesday. The 28-year-old, back in Cincinnati after a four-year absence from the U.S. Open

Tennis: Last two years have taken heavy toll on Murray, says mum Judy

By Elisabeth O'Leary EDINBURGH (Reuters) - The last two years on the relentless ATP Tour have taken their toll on Andy Murray, the three times grand slam champion's mum Judy told Reuters. Murray, Wimbledon winner in 2013 and 2016, crashed out of the tournament in the quarter-finals this year

Isner leaps into Zverev
Isner leaps into Zverev's path at injury-hit ATP/WTA Cincinnati

In a week where most ATP stars are idled by injuries, the two men with multiple titles since Wimbledon -- John Isner and Alexander Zverev -- are on a collision course. Isner fired 16 aces and needed only 56 minutes Tuesday to dispatch fellow American Tommy Paul 6-3, 6-3 and reach the third round at

Johanna Konta beats Kiki Bertens to reach third round in Cincinnati
Johanna Konta beats Kiki Bertens to reach third round in Cincinnati

Johanna Konta is through to the third round of the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati after seeing off Kiki Bertens on Tuesday night. The seventh seed advanced in straight sets, 6-3 6-3, and looked in impressive form with both her forehand and backhand as she forced 10 break points, converting four

'Aunt' Venus preparing for Serena's baby and US Open

Wimbledon and Australian Open runner-up Venus Williams is preparing this week for the US Open and to become a new aunt with sister Serena giving birth to a baby soon. Ninth-ranked Venus advanced Tuesday to the second round at the WTA Cincinnati Open by eliminating US compatriot Alison Riske 6-2, 6-0

Del Potro, Kyrgios advance, Raonic withdraws in Cincinnati
Del Potro, Kyrgios advance, Raonic withdraws in Cincinnati

(Reuters) - Juan Martin del Potro and Nick Kyrgios took positive steps in their U.S. Open preparation by ousting seeded opponents to reach the second round of the Cincinnati Open on Tuesday. Former U.S. Open champion del Potro beat 10th-seeded Czech Tomas Berdych 3-6 7-6(1) 6-0, while Kyrgios opened

Raonic latest to withdraw from Cincinnati tournament
Raonic latest to withdraw from Cincinnati tournament

(The Sports Xchange) - Milos Raonic withdrew from the Western & Southern Cincinnati Open tennis tournament, pulling out on Tuesday due to a wrist injury. "My wrist injury has not healed," the Canadian said in a statement posted on the tournament's Twitter feed on Tuesday. "I always

Relentless last two years have caught up with Andy Murray, says mum Judy
Relentless last two years have caught up with Andy Murray, says mum Judy

The last two years on the relentless ATP Tour have taken their toll on Andy Murray, the three times grand slam champion's mum Judy told Reuters. Murray, Wimbledon winner in 2013 and 2016, crashed out of the tournament in the quarter-finals this year as a hip injury got the better of him. He has

Maria Sharapova granted wild-card entry into US Open
Maria Sharapova granted wild-card entry into US Open

Maria Sharapova was granted a wild-card invitation for the U.S. Open's main draw on Tuesday and will take part in a Grand Slam event for the first time in more than 1+ years. Sharapova is among eight women given entry into the 128-player field by the U.S. Tennis Association - and by far the most

Raonic withdraws from Cincinnati with sore wrist
Raonic withdraws from Cincinnati with sore wrist

World number 10 Milos Raonic of Canada withdrew from the ATP Cincinnati Masters on Tuesday with a left wrist injury, joining a list of high-profile absentees at the US Open tuneup. Raonic blamed the sore wrist for his first-match loss last week in Montreal to France's Adrian Mannarino. "My

Maria Sharapova handed US Open main draw wildcard
Maria Sharapova handed US Open main draw wildcard

In a move that emphasises the lack of unity among tennis's governing bodies, the US Open has issued a wild card to controversial former champion Maria Sharapova. This decision contradicts the stance taken by the French Tennis Federation (FFT) in May, when Sharapova was refused special treatment at Roland

Maria Sharapova Awarded U.S. Open Wild Card, First Grand Slam Since Doping Ban
Maria Sharapova Awarded U.S. Open Wild Card, First Grand Slam Since Doping Ban

Maria Sharapova was given a wild card entry into the U.S. Open, which will mark her first Grand Slam event since returning to the tour in April following a 15-month doping suspension.

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