Tennis

Georgia’s Nikoloz Basilashvili won the Hamburg European Open for a second consecutive year, beating Andrey Rublev 7-5 4-6 6-3 in the final Sunday. Fourth seed Basilashvili won 81 percent of his first-serve points and struck 26 forehand winners to record his 12th straight win on Hamburg clay, which includes 10 main draw victories. The 27-year-old
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Defending champion Nikoloz Basilashvili saved two match points against Alexander Zverev before battling past the German 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (5) to reach the final of the Hamburg European Open on Saturday. Basilashvili was staring at defeat while trailing 3-5 in the third set but the 27-year-old dug deep to deny local favourite Zverev and stay
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Fifteen-year-old phenom Coco Gauff secured a spot in qualifying for the Citi Open on Friday and will make her first post-Wimbledon tournament appearance at the Washington event. “I’m playing tomorrow, so I’m pretty excited,” Gauff said at a news conference Friday. Her first match is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday. Gauff became the youngest player
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MONTREAL — Top-ranked Novak Djokovic has withdrawn from the Rogers Cup, he said Thursday. Djokovic, who won Wimbledon earlier this month for his 16th Grand Slam title, is a four-time champion at the Rogers Cup. The event rotates between Montreal and Toronto. “I’m sorry to announce that I decided to pull out of Rogers Cup,”
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WASHINGTON — Defending champion Svetlana Kuznetsova has pulled out of the Citi Open because of visa issues. The 34-year-old Russian announced the problem on Twitter on Thursday and apologized to fans for not being able to make it to the U.S. Open tuneup. Unfortunately I had to pull out of Washington due to my problems
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LONDON — The International Tennis Federation said Brazilian tennis player Beatriz Haddad Maia has been provisionally suspended for failing a doping test. The ITF says the 99th-ranked Haddad Maia had traces of two banned anabolic agents known as SARMs in a doping sample provided on June 4 at the Croatia Open. SARMs, or selective androgen
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Andy Murray will partner his brother Jamie Murray at the Citi Open in Washington next week, in the former’s first hard court appearance since returning from hip surgery. Murray missed five months of the ATP Tour this season after undergoing hip resurfacing surgery in January following his Australian Open first-round defeat to Roberto Bautista Agut.
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