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  1. Sport - Tennis - TENNIS

    US Open champ Nadal puts Spain on brink of victory

    Posted Sep 14th 2013, 01:27pm by Agence France-Presse in Paris

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris Rafael Nadal showed no hint of a US Open hangover as he crushed Sergiy Stakhovsky 6-0, 6-0, 6-4 to put Spain 2-0 up on Ukraine in their Davis Cup World Group ... world number 40 Alexandr Dolgopolov 3-6, 6-4, 6-4, 6-2 to put Spain firmly in command. And such is Nadal’s desire to kill the tie off that he has chosen to pair up with Marc Lopez for Saturday’s ...

  2. Sport - Tennis - TENNIS

    Czech Republic wins Davis Cup title 3-2 over Spain

    Posted Nov 19th 2012, 09:01am by Associated Press in Prague

    ... nation by beating Spain 3-2 in the final on Sunday. Each spent about 10 grueling hours on court, playing the opening singles, teaming up for the doubles and then completing the reverse singles. ... was a fantastic experience,” Almagro said. “It’s a pleasure for me to be part of the team.” The victory was a sweet revenge for the Czechs after they were swept 5-0 by Spain in the 2009 final in Barcelona ...

  3. Sport - Tennis - TENNIS

    Williams powers into third round of China Open

    Posted Oct 01st 2013, 03:17pm by Agence France-Presse in Beijing

    ... 7-6 (7-2), while Switzerland’s Wawrinka needed three sets to overcome Italian Andreas Seppi 4-6, 6-3, 6-4. The other early session matches saw Spain’s Fernando Verdasco claim victory over ...

  4. Sport - Tennis - TENNIS

    Djokovic lights up starless Davis Cup

    Posted Jan 31st 2013, 11:17am by Agence France-Presse in Paris

    ... as well as world number seven Juan Martin del Potro have opted not to turn out for Switzerland, Spain and Argentina respectively. Murray’s British team does not have a match while 11-time major winner Rafael Nadal also misses Spain’s trip to Canada as he completes his recovery from the knee injury which has kept him off court for seven months. Djokovic and ninth-ranked compatriot Janko ...

  5. Sport - Tennis - TENNIS

    Djokovic and Nadal advance in straight sets at China Open

    Posted Oct 01st 2013, 06:02pm by Agence France-Presse in Beijing

    ... Djokovic will meet Spain’s Fernando Verdasco in the second round. Third seed David Ferrer won his opening match against Canadian Vasek Pospisil 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (7-2), setting up a second-round clash ...

  6. Sport - Tennis - TENNIS

    Big-serving Berdych reaches Thai Open semi-finals

    Posted Sep 28th 2013, 11:34am by Agence France-Presse in Bangkok

    ... In the last four he will take on Canadian third seed Milos Raonic, who fired 19 aces in a 58-minute rout of Spain’s Feliciano Lopez 6-4, 6-3. “I think I played very well tonight. Mikhail was very ...

  7. Sport - Tennis - TENNIS

    Li Na seeks biggest home win

    Posted Sep 26th 2013, 11:21am by Agence France-Presse in Beijing

    ... Tsonga last year’s final. And with the inclusion of Spain’s Nadal, the tournament offers the mouth-watering prospect of a repeat of the US Open final between the world number one and two. Nadal’s ...

  8. Sport - Tennis - TENNIS

    Zheng beats Sanchez to advance at Japan Open

    Posted Oct 10th 2012, 09:27am by Associated Press in Osaka, Japan

    ... Associated Press in Osaka, Japan Zheng Jie of China advanced to the second round of the Japan Open with a 4-6, 7-5, 6-4 win Tuesday over Maria Jose Martina Sanchez of Spain. Zheng broke her opponent three times in the final set at the Utsubo Tennis Center and will face Pauline Parmentier in the second round. In other matches, sixth-seeded Anabel Medina Garrigues dropped ...

  9. Sport - Tennis

    Andy Murray out of French Open due to back injury

    Posted May 22nd 2013, 11:03am by Associated Press in London

    ... Associated Press in London Andy Murray withdrew from the French Open on Tuesday because of a chronic back injury and will now focus on preparing for the start of the grass-court season next month. The US Open champion met with specialists this week after being forced to pull out of his second-match against Marcel Granollers of Spain at the Italian Open last Wednesday because ...

  10. Sport - Tennis - TENNIS

    Serena Williams wins US Open quarterfinal 6-0, 6-0

    Posted Sep 04th 2013, 09:29am by Associated Press in New York

    ... Associated Press in New York The top-ranked and No. 1-seeded Serena Williams advanced to the US Open semifinals with a comprehensive 6-0, 6-0 win on Tuesday over 18th-seeded Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain. Williams is looking better and better with each match at the year’s last Grand Slam tournament. With two more wins- no matter the exact scores- she’ll earn a fifth title ...




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