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  • Del Potro, Rybarikova win titles at Citi Open in D.C.

    Having not played John Isner in two years, it took Juan Martin del Potro a while to adjust to the hair-raising speed and peculiar trajectory of the 6-foot-10 American's serve. But once del Potro figured it out, abandoning his initial strategy of fielding...
  • Legg Mason Tennis Classic now the Citi Open

    The Legg Mason Tennis Classic, a staple of the late-summer sporting scene in the Washington area for more than four decades, is getting a dramatic makeover that will include a new title sponsor, stadium upgrades and shared billing with an existing...
  • Stepanek defeats Young, heads to final

    In 16 years as a touring pro, Radek Stepanek had never faced Donald Young, a young American whose promise has been heralded since 2004. But when the two met Saturday for a place in the final of the Legg Mason Tennis Classic, the 32-year-old Stepanek knew...
  • Djokovic delighted not to follow in Becker's footsteps

    LONDON (Reuters) - There were plenty of reasons why Novak Djokovic hired Boris Becker as his coach. He wanted to emulate the three-time Wimbledon champion by winning more titles at the All England Club. He wanted to pick the German's brain on how to...
  • Radek Stepanek gives Novak Djokovic a scare at Wimbledon

    Radek Stepanek gives Novak Djokovic a scare at Wimbledon
    Wimbledon fans got an entertaining show from a tennis senior citizen and a big sigh of relief from their top-seeded men's player here Wednesday. Novak Djokovic, who won here in 2011 and lost in the final to Andy Murray last year, was cruising on...
  • Andy Murray, Venus Williams advance at Wimbledon

    Andy Murray, Venus Williams advance at Wimbledon
    LONDON -- The Champagne cork that popped before the second point of Andy Murray's thrashing of Blaz Rola may have been a little premature, but the defending Wimbledon champion already has thrown down the gauntlet to his rivals. The home favorite's 6-1,...
  • Dimitrov displays his all-round skills to down Wawrinka at Queen's

    (Reuters) - Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov stood one win away from proving he is a force to be reckoned with on all playing surfaces after he toppled top seed Stan Wawrinka 6-2 6-4 to reach the Aegon Championships final at Queen's Club on Saturday. Already a...
  • BNP Paribas Open: Time is relative to Roger Federer

    BNP Paribas Open: Time is relative to Roger Federer
    The old guy, Father Time, will triumph in the end. He always does. But for the moment Roger Federer is holding serve against him, which in a sport primarily of the young is no small achievement. Federer has come to terms with reality. "If I can't play...
  • Czech Republic defeats Serbia, 3-2, to repeat as Davis Cup champions

    Czech Republic defeats Serbia, 3-2, to repeat as Davis Cup champions
    BELGRADE, Serbia -- The Czech Republic retained the Davis Cup title by beating Serbia, 3-2, in the final Sunday after Radek Stepanek swept past Dusan Lajovic in the decisive singles match. The Czech veteran beat the 117th-ranked Lajovic, 6-3, 6-1, 6-1,...
  • Sabine Lisicki outlasts Agnieszka Radwanska in a Wimbledon semifinal

    Sabine Lisicki outlasts Agnieszka Radwanska in a Wimbledon semifinal
    WIMBLEDON, England -- Sabine Lisicki of Germany was previously best known during this year’s Wimbledon tournament for upsettingĀ favored Serena Williams in the round of 16. Lisicki will now be even better known as a first-time Wimbledon finalist....
  • Down the line: Tennis: Sonny Dearth's French Open picks

    Down the line: Tennis: Sonny Dearth's French Open picks
    My picks for the French Open, which starts at 5 a.m. Sunday, Eastern time, on ESPN2. The Tennis Channel and NBC also are providing coverage. MEN Round of 16: (1) Novak Djokovic over (14) Fernando Verdasco; (5) Jo-Wilfried Tsonga over (18) Stanislas...