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  • 2nd-seeded Cilic and Dodig advance to 2nd round in Rotterdam

    ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) — Second-seeded Marin Cilic of Croatia had 10 aces in a 7-6 (5), 6-4 win against Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan in the first round of the World Tennis Tournament on Monday. Istomin…

  • Venus Williams advances US team in Fed Cup

    KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — Venus Williams clinched victory for the U.S. Fed Cup team against Poland on Sunday in the Group II first round, advancing her team to the World Group Playoff in April. A…

  • Fed Cup Results

    WORLD GROUP First Round Winners to semifinals, April 16-17 Czech Republic 3, Romania 2 At Sala Polivalenta Cluj-Napoca Cluj-Napoca, Romania Surface: Hard-Indoor Singles Karolina Pliskova, Czech Republic, def. Simona Halep, Romania, 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-2.…

  • Victor Estrella Burgos retains his Ecuador Open title

    QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Victor Estrella Burgos of the Dominican Republic rallied from a set down to beat Thomaz Bellucci of Brazil 4-6, 7-6 (5), 6-2 on Sunday to retain his title on clay in…

  • Gasquet beats Mathieu to retain Open Sud de France title

    MONTPELLIER, France (AP) — Top-seeded Richard Gasquet overcame abdominal pains to defend his Open Sud de France title with a 7-5, 6-4 win against Paul-Henri Mathieu in an all-French final on Sunday. Dropping serve twice…

  • Bencic, Hingis help Switzerland beat Germany 3-2 in Fed Cup

    LEIPZIG, Germany (AP) — Belinda Bencic and Australian Open doubles champion Martina Hingis sent Switzerland to the Fed Cup semifinals with a 3-2 win over Germany on Sunday. The 18-year-old Bencic and Hingis, who won…

  • Bautista-Agut downs Troicki to win Sofia Open

    SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Roberto Bautista Agut defeated Viktor Troicki to win the inaugural Sofia Open on Sunday for his fourth career title. The top-seeded Spaniard downed the second-seed Troicki 6-3, 6-4 in 1 hour,…

  • Czech Republic beats Romania 3-2 in Fed Cup

    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Defending champion Czech Republic beat host Romania 3-2 Sunday to advance to the semifinals of the Fed Cup. Karolina Pliskova again won her singles rubber of the first-round match, defeating Monica…

  • Fed Cup Results

    WORLD GROUP First Round Winners to semifinals, April 16-17 Czech Republic 3, Romania 2 At Sala Polivalenta Cluj-Napoca Cluj-Napoca, Romania Surface: Hard-Indoor Singles Karolina Pliskova, Czech Republic, def. Simona Halep, Romania, 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-2.…

  • Garcia tops Giorgi to seal France’s Fed Cup win over Italy

    MARSEILLE, France (AP) — Caroline Garcia followed Kristina Mladenovic’s earlier win by beating Camila Giorgi 6-3, 6-4 as France clinched a spot in the Fed Cup semifinals on Sunday with a comprehensive 4-1 win against…

  • Bertens gives Dutch a surprise win over Russia in Fed Cup

    MOSCOW (AP) — Last year’s finalist Russia suffered a surprise first-round defeat in the Fed Cup on Sunday as the Netherlands built an unassailable 3-0 lead when Kiki Bertens beat Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-1, 6-4 in…

  • Williams, Stephens give US 2-0 Fed Cup lead over Poland

    KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — Venus Williams beat Paula Kania 7-5, 6-2, and Sloane Stephens beat Magda Linette, 6-2 6-4 on Saturday to give the U.S. a 2-0 lead over Poland after the opening day of…

  • Fed Cup Results

    WORLD GROUP First Round Winners to semifinals, April 16-17 Czech Republic vs. Romania At Sala Polivalenta Cluj-Napoca Cluj-Napoca, Romania Surface: Hard-Indoor Singles Karolina Pliskova, Czech Republic, def. Simona Halep, Romania, 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-2. Monica…

  • Gasquet beats Brown to set up Montpellier final vs. Mathieu

    MONTPELLIER, France (AP) — Defending champion Richard Gasquet remains on course to defend his Open Sud de France title after rallying to beat Dustin Brown of Germany 1-6, 6-4, 6-3 on Saturday, setting up an…

  • Fed Cup Results

    WORLD GROUP First Round Winners to semifinals, April 16-17 Czech Republic vs. Romania At Sala Polivalenta Cluj-Napoca Cluj-Napoca, Romania Surface: Hard-Indoor Singles Karolina Pliskova, Czech Republic, def. Simona Halep, Romania, 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-2. Monica…