Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:14:09 PDT
MONACO (AP) -- Roger Federer was happier than eight-time champion Rafael Nadal after their straight-sets wins to reach the Monte Carlo Masters third round on Wednesday.
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:04:15 PDT
Roger Federer is prepared to skip tournaments - including possibly the French Open - to be with his wife when she gives birth again. The 32-year-old Federer still does not know the exact date. It's a priority for me trying to be there, trying to support my wife,'' Federer said Wednesday at the Monte Carlo Masters.
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 06:22:13 PDT
Prize money at the French Open will rise to more than 25 million euros ($34.5 million) this year, an increase of 3 million euros ($4.1 million) from last year. Tournament director and French Tennis Federation director Gilbert Ysern says ''this notable increase in Roland Garros prize money is part of the plan that was put in place for 2013 until 2016.'' There are also notable increases for losers in the second, third and fourth rounds. Last year, the prize money went up from 18.7 million euros to 22 million euros.
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 07:51:54 PDT
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Zarina Diyas of Kazakhstan reached her first WTA quarterfinals in two years by defeating Italian qualifier Giulia Gatto-Monticone 6-1, 6-4 in the second round of the Malaysian Open on Wednesday.
Sun, 13 Apr 2014 15:40:47 PDT
HOUSTON (AP) -- Fernando Verdasco won the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championship on Sunday for his sixth ATP World Tour title and first since 2010, beating Spanish countryman Nicolas Almagro 6-3, 7-6 (4).
Sun, 13 Apr 2014 11:25:31 PDT
CASABLANCA, Morocco (AP) -- Eighth-seeded Guillermo Garcia-Lopez won his first title in nearly four years after rallying to beat fourth-seeded Marcel Granollers 5-7, 6-4, 6-3 in an all-Spanish final on clay at the Grand Prix Hassan II on Sunday.
Sun, 13 Apr 2014 11:37:19 PDT
KATOWICE, Poland (AP) -- Alize Cornet saved a match point before beating Camila Giorgi of Italy 7-6 (3), 5-7, 7-5 Sunday in a three-hour final to win the Katowice Open for her fourth career WTA title.
Sun, 13 Apr 2014 15:41:45 PDT
The Masters will distribute a record $9 million in prize money. The tournament announced the disbursement Sunday, a few hours before the final round ended at Augusta National. The Masters doled out $8.102 million in 2013. - Mark Long, https://twitter.com/APMarkLong --- LOW AMATEUR: Oliver Goss is the first Australian to finish as the low amateur at the Masters.
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 07:58:14 PDT
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic made a winning start to her defense of the Malaysian Open title by easing past Aleksandra Krunic 6-2, 6-2 in the first round on Tuesday.
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Tue, 15 Apr 2014 11:12:00 PDT
MONACO (AP) -- Novak Djokovic began the defense of his Monte Carlo Masters title in flamboyant style Tuesday, taking only 45 minutes to beat Albert Montanes 6-1, 6-0 and maintain his perfect record against the Spaniard.