CHENNAI, India (AP) — Fifth-seeded Vasek Pospisil of Canada beat wild-card entry Kyle Edmund of Britain 6-3, 7-5 Monday to reach the second round of the Chennai Open.
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Fourth-seeded Tomas Berdych lost his first match of the season Monday, falling to Ivo Karlovic 7-6 (6), 7-6 (4) at the Qatar Open.
Every point mattered for Maria Sharapova in her competitive comeback from injury, even in a first-round match in the season-opening tournament. Sharapova beat 74th-ranked Caroline Garcia of France 6-3, 6-0 Monday, ripping forehand winners and nullifying her rival’s biggest weapon with consistently aggressive service returns. It was a big step to come and a big step to play out there tonight,” Sharapova said, adding that she was pain-free and feeling good. No matter the opponent or the situation, you know, they’re really priceless for me at this point, and extremely important.” The third-seeded Sharapova hit 26 winners and kept the… Read More
BEIJING (AP) — Second-seeded Sara Errani and third-seeded Klara Zakopalova advanced to the second round of the Shenzhen Open on Monday.
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Novak Djokovic maintained his unbeaten record in Abu Dhabi by beating David Ferrer 7-5, 6-2 Saturday to win his third straight World Tennis Championship title.
NORCROSS, Ga. (AP) — Two-time NCAA singles champion Steve Johnson and 18-year-old Sachia Vickery earned wild-card invitations to the Australian Open by winning U.S. Tennis Association playoffs.
LONDON (AP) — Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams are the International Tennis Federation’s world champions for 2013.
Novak Djokovic is turning to Boris Becker for help in 2014. The second-ranked Serb said Wednesday that Becker will join his staff for next season as head coach. ”He is a true legend, someone who has great tennis knowledge and his experience will help me win new trophies from the Grand Slams and other tournaments,” Djokovic said in a statement. ”Becker is a great person, too, and I am sure he will fit in our team in the best possible way.” The 46-year-old Becker, a six-time Grand Slam champion, will travel with Djokovic and other coaches to tournaments, including next… Read More
PERTH, Australia (AP) — Wimbledon semifinalist Jerzy Janowicz has pulled out of the Poland team for this month’s Hopman Cup with a foot injury.
LONDON (AP) — Andy Murray will play his first competitive tennis match since September against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga at an exhibition tournament in Abu Dhabi next week.