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Hong Kong forfeits Davis Cup at Pakistan, citing security

March 21, 2017 • AP TennisComments (0)

LONDON (AP) — Citing security concerns, Hong Kong is forfeiting its Davis Cup matches against Pakistan, scheduled for next month in Islamabad. The International Tennis Federation said Tuesday that it “regrets and respectfully disagrees” with Hong Kong’s decision to pull out of the Zone Group matches. The Davis Cup committee had ruled...

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Sock wins another 3-setter to gain Indian Wells semifinals

March 17, 2017 • AP TennisComments (0)

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) — Jack Sock is getting quite the workout at the BNP Paribas Open, with all four of his matches stretching to three sets on his way to the semifinals. The 24-year-old American notched his biggest singles victory yet with a 6-3, 2-6,...

Madison Keys wins 1st match of 2017 after left wrist surgery

March 11, 2017 • AP TennisComments (0)

INDIAN WELLS, Calif (AP) — Top-10 player Madison Keys played — and won — her first match of 2017 after time off because of a wrist operation, beating Mariana Duque-Marino 6-1, 7-5 at the BNP Paribas Open on Saturday. Keys, a 22-year-old American ranked...

Former Wimbledon finalist Zvonareva launches comeback

March 10, 2017 • AP TennisComments (0)

MOSCOW (AP) — Former Wimbledon and U.S. Open finalist Vera Zvonareva is planning a comeback. The 32-year-old Russian is listed as an alternate for the qualifying draw of a low-level ITF tournament in Istanbul this month, two years after she last competed....

Serena Williams withdraws from Indian Wells with knee injury

March 7, 2017 • AP TennisComments (0)

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) — Serena Williams withdrew from the BNP Paribas Open that begins Wednesday because of a left knee injury, leaving the desert tournament without the world’s top-ranked women’s player. The withdrawal also cost Williams a...

US to face Czech Republic in Fed Cup semifinals in Florida

March 7, 2017 • AP TennisComments (0)

WESLEY CHAPEL, Fla. (AP) — The United States and three-time defending champion Czech Republic will meet in the semifinals of the Fed Cup next month in Florida. Saddlebrook Resort, located in Wesley Chapel — outside Tampa, Florida, was announced Tuesday as...

Andy Murray wins his first title of the year in Dubai

March 4, 2017 • AP TennisComments (0)

Andy Murray of Great Britain returns the ball to Fernando Verdasco of Spain during the final match of the Dubai Tennis Championships, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Saturday, March 4, 2017. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili) DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Andy...

2-time defending champion Cuevas goes for 3 in Brazil Open

March 4, 2017 • AP TennisComments (0)

SAO PAULO (AP) — Two-time defending champion Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay can make it three straight in the Brazil Open after beating top-seeded Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain in the semifinals 6-3, 7-6 (2) on Saturday. Cuevas has won five ATP singles title, all...

Who’s a good dog? The tennis ball retrievers at Brazil Open

March 4, 2017 • AP TennisComments (0)

A shelter dog specially trained as a ball-retriever catches a tennis ball during an exhibition event at the Brazil Open tournament in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Saturday, March 4, 2017. Wearing blue bandanas around their necks, specially trained shelter dogs showed...

Top-ranked Murray to face Verdasco in Dubai final

March 3, 2017 • AP TennisComments (0)

Andy Murray of Great Britain celebrates after he beats Lucas Pouille of France during a semi final match of the Dubai Tennis Championships, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Friday, March 3, 2017. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili) DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) —...