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Andy Murray Declares Davis Cup Future Amid Scottish Independence Tweet Abuse

From Bleacher Report – Tennis http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2203935-andy-murray-declares-davis-cup-future-amid-scottish-independence-tweet-abuse
Andy Murray has confirmed he will continue to represent Great Britain in the Davis Cup, despite tweeting his support for the Yes campaign during Thursday’s Scottish independence vote.
The Glasgow-born tennis star confirmed prior to news his countrymen had “overwhelmingly rejected” breaking away from the United Kingdom, reported by Simon [...]

What a 2014 Davis Cup Title for the Swiss Would Mean to Roger Federer

From Bleacher Report – Tennis http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2202835-what-a-2014-davis-cup-title-for-the-swiss-would-mean-to-roger-federer
Roger Federer has 17 Grand Slams and 80 career ATP titles. Yet there is one title that has eluded him his entire career. 
When Switzerland takes on France in the 2014 Davis Cup final in November, Federer has a chance to achieve a first for himself and his country. 
Switzerland has [...]

2-time Grand Slam winner Li Na retires from tour (Yahoo Sports)

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Li Na, a two-time Grand Slam champion from China who took tennis in Asia to a new level, has retired due to recurring knee injuries. The 32-year-old Li posted a statement on social media sites Friday, ending a week of intensifying speculation that she would announce her retirement ahead [...]

Li Na Announces Retirement from Professional Tennis: Latest Comments, Reaction

From Bleacher Report – Tennis http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2203832-li-na-announces-retirement-from-professional-tennis-latest-comments-reaction
Citing the continued erosion of her ailing knees, two-time Grand Slam winner Li Na announced her retirement from professional tennis in a lengthy statement released on her official Facebook page.
“Representing China on the tennis court was an extraordinary privilege and a true honor,” Li wrote. “Having the unique opportunity [...]

Wozniacki into quarterfinals at Pan Pacific Open (Yahoo Sports)

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TOKYO (AP) — Second-seeded Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark rallied from a set down to beat qualifier Jarmila Gajdosova of Australia 4-6, 7-5, 6-3 Thursday to advance to the quarterfinals of the Pan Pacific Open.

Murray signals backing for Scottish independence (Yahoo Sports)

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LONDON (AP) — After carefully avoiding taking a side on the issue, former Wimbledon champion Andy Murray changed course Thursday and signaled his support for Scottish independence on the day of the historic vote.

Kirilenko rallies to make Korea Open quarterfinals (Yahoo Sports)

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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Maria Kirilenko took another step in her comeback from injury by beating third-seeded Klara Koukalova of the Czech Republic 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-0 Thursday to reach the quarterfinals of the Korea Open.

Tsonga takes confident start in Metz (Yahoo Sports)

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METZ, France (AP) — Top-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga served 10 aces and saved all five break points to defeat Gilles Muller of Luxembourg 7-6 (7), 6-4 at the Moselle Open on Wednesday.

Wang reaches semifinals at Guangzhou Open (Yahoo Sports)

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GUANGZHOU, China (AP) — Chinese wild-card entry Yafan Wang advanced to the semifinals of the Guangzhou Open by beating Kai-Lin Zhang 3-6, 6-2, 6-2 Thursday.

Tennis Players Who Have Improved Their Reputation the Most in 2014

From Bleacher Report – Tennis http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2200372-tennis-players-who-have-improved-their-reputation-the-most-in-2014
The year of 2014 in tennis is nearing its completion. Trophies have been raised and winning cheques collected across the globe by a whole host of ATP and WTA stars, including those in the four biggest tournaments of them all in Melbourne, Paris, London and New York.
One of the [...]

Kerber reaches quarterfinals at Pan Pacific Open (Yahoo Sports)

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TOKYO (AP) — Ana Ivanovic stalled Victoria Azarenka’s comeback from a foot injury with a 6-3, 6-4 win to make the Pan Pacific Open quarterfinals on Wednesday.

Radwanska, Pliskova reach Korea Open quarters (Yahoo Sports)

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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Top-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland won 6-0, 6-0 for the fourth time in a WTA main draw on Wednesday.

Surviving seed Cornet into Guangzhou Open quarters (Yahoo Sports)

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GUANGZHOU, China (AP) — Sole surviving seed Alize Cornet of France beat 2009 champion Shahar Peer of Israel 3-6, 7-5, 6-1 in the second round of the Guangzhou Open on Wednesday.

Sousa, Nieminen advance at Moselle Open (Yahoo Sports)

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METZ, France (AP) — Joao Sousa saved all four break points to beat Ivan Dodig 6-2, 6-2 in the first round of the Moselle Open on Wednesday.

Ranking Serena Williams’ 5 Greatest Grand Slam Final Victories

From Bleacher Report – Tennis http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2201019-ranking-serena-williams-5-greatest-grand-slam-final-victories
With Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic falling at the semifinals in the men’s draw, the U.S. Open spotlight fell on Serena Williams as she looked to tie Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova with 18 Grand Slam singles titles.
As tends to be the case when it comes to Williams and [...]

Stosur among cull of seeds in Guangzhou 1st round (Yahoo Sports)

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HONG KONG (AP) — Top-seeded Samantha Stosur was the most notable among the five seeds to lose in first-round action at the Guangzhou Open on Tuesday.

Isner, Querrey win; US beats Slovakia in Davis Cup (Yahoo Sports)

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John Isner and Sam Querrey won their singles matches Sunday as the U.S. Isner captured the final nine games and beat Lukas Lacko 6-3, 6-0. Querrey then defeated Norbert Gombos 6-4, 4-6, 6-4. Isner and Querrey each won two matches in the tie.

Dominika Cibulkova advances at Pan Pacific Open (Yahoo Sports)

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TOKYO (AP) — Playing through an earthquake, sixth-seeded Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia beat Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium 6-1, 6-3 Tuesday and advanced to the second round of the Pan Pacific Open.

Top seed Radwanska wins Korea Open opener (Yahoo Sports)

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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Top-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland began her title defense in comfortable fashion by beating Polona Hercog of Slovenia 6-3, 6-3 in the Korea Open on Tuesday.

Is 2014 Men’s Tennis Weaker or Stronger Than Recent Golden Era?

From Bleacher Report – Tennis http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2198693-is-2014-mens-tennis-weaker-or-stronger-than-recent-golden-era
Now that 2014 has completed all four majors in men’s tennis, it’s clear that the sport is in a transitional period. The recent Golden era (2007-13) that saw total domination from legendary champions Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic did indeed end last year.
Yes, these revered legends are [...]

Switzerland beats Italy 3-1 in Davis Cup semifinal (Yahoo Sports)

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Roger Federer has taken Switzerland to its first Davis Cup final in 22 years, beating Fabio Fognini of Italy in the opening reverse singles Sunday for a winning 3-1 lead in their semifinal. ”It’s fabulous to share in this moment,” Federer said in an on-court interview after being hoisted [...]

Bryan brothers clinch Davis Cup matchup for US (Yahoo Sports)

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HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. (AP) — Americans Bob and Mike Bryan routed Norbert Gombos and Lukas Lacko 6-1, 6-2, 6-1 Saturday in doubles to clinch the Davis Cup World Group playoff against Slovakia.

France qualifies for Davis Cup final (Yahoo Sports)

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Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Richard Gasquet put France back in the Davis Cup final by winning the doubles and ending the two-year reign of the Czech Republic on Saturday. Tsonga and Gasquet, who won their singles on Friday, gave Tomas Berdych and Radek Stepanek a rare doubles defeat in Davis [...]

Switzerland leads Italy 2-1 in Davis Cup semifinal (Yahoo Sports)

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GENEVA (AP) — Roger Federer got the day off on Saturday, and now he needs to play on Sunday to help Switzerland advance to its first Davis Cup final in 22 years.

Lisicki to play Pliskova in Hong Kong Open final (Yahoo Sports)

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HONG KONG (AP) — Top-seeded Sabine Lisicki hit 12 aces and broke her opponent five times to beat Francesca Schiavone of Italy 6-3, 3-6, 6-2 Saturday to reach the final of the Hong Kong Open.

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