Tennis

HOUSTON — Trying to become the first Norwegian champion in ATP World Tour history, Casper Ruud beat qualifier Daniel Elahi Galan of Colombia 7-5, 6-2 on Saturday to reach the U.S. Men’s Clay Court Championship. The 20-year-old Ruud will face Christian Garin of Chile. The 22-year-old Garin beat American Sam Querrey 7-6 (2), 6-2. Ruud’s
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HOUSTON — Eighth-seeded Sam Querrey advanced to the semifinals in the U.S. Men’s Clay Court Championship on Friday, beating Janko Tipsarevic of Serbia 7-6 (6), 7-6 (4). The American saved two set points in the opening set and one in the second. “My first two matches were pretty clean, but this match was more about
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HOUSTON — Two-time defending champion Steve Johnson‘s nine-match winning streak at the U.S. Men’s Clay Court Championship ended with a 6-3, 6-3 loss to 241st-ranked qualifier Daniel Elahi Galan of Colombia on Thursday. Johnson was beaten in the second round, but it was his opening match this year at the tournament because he received a
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HOUSTON — Christian Garin upset No. 2 seed Jeremy Chardy to advance to the quarterfinals in one of the longest matches in American clay-court history on Wednesday at the U.S. Men’s Clay Court Championship. Garin saved five match points to defeat Chardy 3-6, 7-6 (4), 7-6 (7) in a match that lasted 3 hours, 5
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WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — Sloane Stephens and Madison Keys will lead the United States against Switzerland in the Fed Cup World Group playoffs at San Antonio. Captain Kathy Rinaldi’s roster released Wednesday also includes Sofia Kenin, Jessica Pegula and Jennifer Brady. The matches are April 20-21. The winner will return to the top-tier World Group
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CHARLESTON, S.C. — Madison Keys got much more than she expected at the Volvo Car Open, leaving with her first championship in two years and a successful reunion with coach Juan Todero. Keys was unsure how she would handle the season’s first clay-court event — clay is not among her favorite surfaces — or if
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CHARLESTON, S.C. — Caroline Wozniacki and Madison Keys will play for the title in Charleston after posting straight-set wins on Saturday. The fifth-seeded Wozniacki advanced with a 6-3, 6-4 victory over No. 16 seed Petra Martic of Croatia. The eighth-seeded Keys outlasted Monica Puig of Puerto Rico 6-4, 6-0, winning eight of the final nine
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CHARLESTON, S.C. — Madison Keys rallied late to down top-seeded Sloane Stephens for the first time in four career meetings to reach the Volvo Car Open semifinals on Friday. Keys pulled away from her American countrywoman to win 7-6 (6), 4-6, 6-2. Keys, seeded eighth and ranked 18th in the world, will take on Monica
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World No. 1 Naomi Osaka has agreed a deal with Nike, the sports apparel giant has announced. The Japanese star, who had previously been tied to rival Adidas, will first wear Nike gear at the Stuttgart Grand Prix later this month, the U.S. sportswear maker said on its website. “I’m proud to become a member
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CHARLESTON, S.C. — Fourth-seeded Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia was among three of the world’s top 20 players who lost to unseeded opponents at the Volvo Car Open on Wednesday. Sevastova, ranked 12th in the WTA, fell to American Jessica Pegula 6-4, 6-2. Sixth-seeded Elise Mertens of Belgium, No. 17 in the world, was beaten by
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CHARLESTON, S.C. — Top-seeded American Sloane Stephens outlasted Spain’s Sara Sorribes Tormo 7-6 (4), 7-6 (4) to advance Tuesday at the WTA’s Volvo Car Open. Stephens, the 2017 U.S. Open champion, needed almost 2 hours, 40 minutes to put away Sorribes Tormo in the season’s first clay-court tournament. The 2016 Volvo Car Open champion was
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