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Madison Keys spreading kindness on and off the tennis court

Madison Keys has seen the dark side of the internet. Like so many of her peers, she has received more hateful messages and comments than she can count. The tennis star has talked openly about it over the years...

Svitolina and Bencic knocked out in Dubai

World No. 4 Belinda Bencic and World. No. 6 Elina Svitolina have been knocked out of the Dubai Tennis Championships on Tuesday.Jennifer Brady upset two-time Dubai champion Svitolina in straight sets 6-2, 6-1 while it took Russia's Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova...

China forfeits Davis Cup tie because of virus

LONDON -- China forfeited a Davis Cup tie on Tuesday because its men's tennis team cannot travel to Romania next month.The International Tennis Federation cited "increased restrictions in response to the current coronavirus outbreak" for the decision.China was to...

Verdasco ousted by Andujar at Rio Open

RIO DE JANEIRO -- Spain's Fernando Verdasco was eliminated by Pablo Andujar in the first round of the Rio Open on Monday.The 36-year-old Verdasco lost 6-3, 6-3 to his countryman.Top seed and Australian Open finalist Dominic Thiem of Austria...

Nishioka rallies past Millman at Delray Beach

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. -- Yoshihito Nishioka rallied past No. 5-seeded John Millman 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 on the opening day of the Delray Beach Open on Monday.It was Millman's first match since a wrenching loss to Roger Federer at the...

Paire through to Marseille last 16, Gasquet out

Sixth seed Frenchman Benoit Paire advanced to the next round at the Open 13 Provence on Monday.Paire took both sets in an all-French encounter against Gregoire Barrere, beating him 6-4, 7-6(1) to book a ticket to the round-of-16.Sweden's Mikael...

Clijsters’ comeback ended by Muguruza in Dubai

Comeback queen Kim Clijsters lost 6-2, 7-6(6) to Spain's Garbine Muguruza on her return to the professional circuit after nearly eight years in a thrilling contest in the first round of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships on Monday.The...

U.S. men continue to face challenges on the ATP Tour

UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- Steve Johnson squandered multiple chances in his second-round match with Andreas Seppi, 35 years old and ranked No 98, last week at the New York Open. When he smacked a double fault that sealed the match...

Julian Ocleppo, the tennis pro with a line to Tommy Hilfiger

Julian Ocleppo has a flight to catch in three hours. He's ranked outside the top 300 in singles, traveled for 32 tournaments last year, earned $9303 (Rs 6.65 lakh) in prize money so far this year, and doesn't mind...

Meet Julian Ocleppo, the tennis player with a Tommy Hilfiger connection

Julian Ocleppo has a flight to catch in three hours. He's ranked outside the top 300 in singles, traveled for 32 tournaments last year, earned $9303 (Rs 6.65 lakh) in prize money so far this year, and doesn't mind...