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Rafael Nadal Withdrawal Leaves 2014 US Open Series Wide Open

From Bleacher Report – Tennis http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2146847-rafael-nadal-withdrawal-leaves-2014-us-open-series-wide-open

Last year, Rafael Nadal was the undisputed king of the U.S. Open Series, sweeping the Masters Series events in Montreal and Cincinnati and carrying that momentum into the U.S. Open, where he won his 13th major.
This year, someone else will get a chance to shine.
On Wednesday, it was announced [...]

Stock Watch for Golf’s Top Stars 1 Week out from 2014 PGA Championship

From Bleacher Report – Tennis http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2146019-stock-watch-for-golfs-top-stars-1-week-out-from-2014-pga-championship
The 2014 PGA Championship begins August 7. At last report, all 100 of the top 100 golfers in the world will be teeing it up at Valhalla, per the PGA of America. Not surprisingly, then, all of the game’s biggest stars will be in the field.
Of course, not all [...]

2014 ATP Tour So Far and the Road Ahead

From Bleacher Report – Tennis http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2147049-2014-atp-tour-so-far-and-the-road-ahead
As we perch on the brink of August, seven months of the ATP calendar have already come and gone. The players began their seasons on the hard courts of Asia and down under in Australia. Then were the back-to-back March tournaments of Indian Wells and Miami, followed by the [...]

Rafael Nadal Injury: Updates on Tennis Star’s Wrist and Return

From Bleacher Report – Tennis http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2146384-rafael-nadal-injury-updates-on-tennis-stars-wrist-and-return
Just over five months since returning to the court from a back injury, Rafael Nadal has reportedly been sidelined by a wrist injury. He will apparently pull out of both the Canada and Cincinnati Masters tournaments.
Ben Rothenberg of The New York Times broke the news on Nadal:

Rothenberg later reported the exact [...]

WTA: Lisicki hit record 131 mph (211 kph) serve (Yahoo Sports)

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STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — The WTA says Sabine Lisicki has hit the fastest record serve in the history of the women’s tennis tour, reaching 131 mph (211 kph).

Baghdatis gets US Open spot to replace Haas (Yahoo Sports)

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Tommy Haas has officially withdrawn from the U.S. Open because of surgery on his right shoulder, opening up a spot on the main draw for Marcos Baghdatis. The 105th-ranked Baghdatis was the runner-up at the 2006 Australian Open and a semifinalist at Wimbledon that year.

Fitz and The Tantrums headline US Open ceremony (Yahoo Sports)

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Fitz and The Tantrums and 3 Winans Brothers will be the headlining acts for the opening ceremony at the U.S. Open tennis tournament. Fitz and The Tantrums, whose songs include ”The Walker,” is scheduled to perform three songs in Arthur Ashe Stadium before the night session at Flushing Meadows [...]

Nadal out of 2 tournaments because of right wrist (Yahoo Sports)

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Rafael Nadal withdrew Wednesday from U.S. Open tuneups in Toronto and Cincinnati because of a right wrist injury, putting in doubt his status for a title defense at the year’s last Grand Slam tournament. The second-ranked Nadal plays left-handed, but he uses a two-handed backhand. Nadal’s manager, Benito [...]

Rosol beats Haider-Maurer in Kitzbuehel (Yahoo Sports)

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KITZBUEHEL, Austria (AP) — Lukas Rosol advanced to his fourth quarterfinal of the month by beating Andreas Haider-Maurer of Austria 6-3, 7-6 (4) at the Bet-at-Home Cup on Wednesday.

Why Andy Murray Needs Canada and Cincinnati to Regain Championship Form

From Bleacher Report – Tennis http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2144582-why-andy-murray-needs-canada-and-cincinnati-to-regain-championship-form
Summer is heating up, which means it is time for Andy Murray to get into championship form. After a year of back troubles, surgery and comeback, the Scottish star’s eyes will light up when he sees Canada, Cincinnati and New York on the itinerary. This is Murray time.
The North [...]

Safarova loses in 1st round of Citi Open (Yahoo Sports)

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Top-seeded Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic lost to France’s Kristina Mladenovic in the first round of the Citi Open on Tuesday.

Gstaad champion Andujar wins opener in Kitzbuehel (Yahoo Sports)

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Pablo Andujar beat Jurgen Melzer 6-3, 6-4 at the Kitzbuehel Cup on Tuesday, two days after earning his third career title in Gstaad. Melzer returned from a toe injury and played his first match since losing to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the first round at Wimbledon. Andujar will face [...]

PGA Championship 2014: Golfers with Games Ideally Suited for Valhalla

From Bleacher Report – Tennis http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2143749-pga-championship-2014-golfers-with-games-ideally-suited-for-valhalla
Tiger Woods emerged victorious from an epic final-round duel with the unheralded Bob May at the PGA Championship at Valhalla in 2000. 
Entering the fourth major of the 2000 season, Tiger Woods was in the midst of one of the best stretches of play in golf history. Now, 14 years [...]

Rogers Cup 2014: The Top Storylines to Watch in Canada

From Bleacher Report – Tennis http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2142524-rogers-cup-2014-the-top-storylines-to-watch-in-canada
The post-Wimbledon lull is over. A few quaint tournaments, in places ranging from Atlanta to Kitzbuhel, Austria, filled the schedule but lacked star power.  
After brief retreats, elite players, those in the Top 10, are set to return to the courts next week for the Rogers Cup in Canada. 
The Rogers [...]

Tiafoe falls in ATP debut (Yahoo Sports)

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Sixteen-year-old Francis Tiafoe lost his ATP tour debut while fellow Americans Robby Ginepri and Donald Young won their opening-round matches at the Citi Open on Monday.

Recovered from illness, Serena ready for return (Yahoo Sports)

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Serena Williams finally realized what happened days later, when she was allowed to get out of bed. Williams said she was barely aware of how sick she was as she tried to play through a viral infection that caused her to lose equilibrium during a women’s doubles match with [...]

Citi Open 2014: Daily Scores, Results and Draw Schedule

From Bleacher Report – Tennis http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2143828-citi-open-2014-daily-scores-results-and-draw-schedule
On the heels of a riveting BB&T Atlanta Open, both the ATP and WTA tours head to Washington, D.C. for the 2014 Citi Open.
Some of the top players in the world are entered into the Citi Open from both the men’s and women’s sides. Those names include No. 1 [...]

Bank of the West Classic 2014: Daily Scores, Results and Draw Schedule

From Bleacher Report – Tennis http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2143830-bank-of-the-west-classic-2014-daily-scores-results-and-draw-schedule
The Bank of the West Classic doesn’t get much press, but it is a truly unique event in the world of tennis. It is the longest-running women-only professional tennis competition, played out in beautiful Stanford, California. 
Although the tournament lacks obvious name recognition, the players involved certainly do not. Venus [...]

Recovered from illness, Serena ready for return (Yahoo Sports)

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Serena Williams finally realized what happened days later, when she was allowed to get out of bed. Williams said she was barely aware of how sick she was as she tried to play through a viral infection that caused her to lose equilibrium during a women’s doubles match with [...]

Thiem beats Souza in Kitzbuehel opener (Yahoo Sports)

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KITZBUEHEL, Austria (AP) — Fifth-seeded Dominic Thiem defeated Joao Souza of Brazil 7-6 (4), 3-6, 7-5 in a rain-soaked first-round match at the Bet-at-Home Cup on Monday.

Kuznetsova, Ginepri advance at Citi Open (Yahoo Sports)

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WASHINGTON (AP) — No. 6 seed Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia advanced to the second round of the Citi Open with a 6-3, 6-2 victory Monday over Slovenia’s Polona Hercog.

Early Predicitons for Serena Williams’ Return at Bank of the West Classic 2014

From Bleacher Report – Tennis http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2143102-early-predicitons-for-serena-williams-return-at-bank-of-the-west-classic-2014
Serena Williams has something to prove at the Bank of the West Classic at Stanford University this week. Despite the fact that she’s had a tough year, it wouldn’t be smart to doubt her.
It’s been a long time since Williams was in a position that required she prove she’s [...]

Ranking the 10 Most Memorable Matches in Men’s Tennis so Far in 2014

From Bleacher Report – Tennis http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2143066-ranking-the-10-most-memorable-matches-in-mens-tennis-so-far-in-2014
Three Grand Slam tournaments and five Masters 1000 titles have awarded champions thus far in the 2014 tennis season. Along the way there have been high-quality matches and memorable moments, especially with the biggest stars in men’s tennis.
With the U.S. Open and four Masters 1000 titles still to be [...]

Ranking the 10 Most Memorable Matches in Men’s Tennis So Far in 2014

From Bleacher Report – Tennis http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2143066-ranking-the-10-most-memorable-matches-in-mens-tennis-so-far-in-2014
Three Grand Slam tournaments and five Masters 1000 titles have awarded champions thus far in the 2014 tennis season. Along the way there have been high-quality matches and memorable moments, especially with the biggest stars in men’s tennis.
With the U.S. Open and four Masters 1000 titles still to be [...]

Svitolina repeats as Baku Cup champion (Yahoo Sports)

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Elena Svitolina of Ukraine successfully defended her title at the Baku Cup, defeating 2012 champion Bojana Jovanovski of Serbia in the final Sunday 6-1, 7-6 (2). The second-seeded Svitolina broke Jovanovski twice to capture the opening set in 22 minutes, then saved all three break points she faced in [...]

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