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Dazzling Washington, Nadal Wins Even as He Loses

Rafael Nadal came to Washington, D.C., for the first time this month to chart yet another comeback. This summer, he pulled out of Wimbledon, which he’s won twice, and the Olympics, where he won gold in 2008 (singles) and 2016 (doubles), because he injured his left foot during the French Open, which he has won thirteen times but where he ...

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Williams sisters, Kenin pull out of Cincy tourney

CINCINNATI — Serena Williams, Venus Williams and Sofia Kenin on Tuesday withdrew from the upcoming Western & Southern Open. Kenin and Serena Williams are hampered by injuries. The reason for Venus Williams’ withdrawal was not disclosed. They join Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic as high-profile stars who’ve withdrawn from the event here, which starts Saturday. Serena Williams has not competed ...

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Medvedev wins in Toronto; Gauff also advances

TORONTO — Daniil Medvedev advanced to the third round of the National Bank Open on Tuesday, defeating Alexander Bublik of Kazakhstan 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 in a match that was briefly suspended by rain. Medvedev, ranked No. 2, lost to Rafael Nadal in the final of the Toronto event in 2019, the last year it was played. Nadal withdrew from the ...

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Nadal out of Toronto event as foot injury lingers

TORONTO — Rafael Nadal pulled out of the National Bank Open on Tuesday because of an injured left foot that has troubled him for months, putting his preparation for the US Open on hold. The 20-time Grand Slam champion was replaced in the draw at the hard-court tournament in Toronto by Feliciano Lopez, who lost in qualifying. “I need to ...

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Djokovic out of Cincinnati, cites need to recover

Novak Djokovic pulled out of the Western & Southern Open on Monday, meaning the next time he will be in action will be as he tries to complete a calendar-year Grand Slam at the U.S. Open. The top-ranked Djokovic wrote on social media that he needs “a bit longer to recover and recuperate after quite a taxing journey from Australia ...

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BNP Paribas Open grows men’s event to 2 weeks

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. — The BNP Paribas Open featuring the men’s and women’s combined tennis tours will expand the men’s event from one week to two when it returns in October after a 2 1/2-year hiatus because of the coronavirus pandemic. The event will be played Oct. 4-17 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. The first-ever fall edition of the ...

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Wawrinka out, Murray in US Open draw

Andy Murray moved into the field for the US Open on Monday when another past champion at Flushing Meadows, Stan Wawrinka, pulled out because he still is recovering from foot surgery. Murray is a former No. 1 and three-time Grand Slam title winner, including in New York in 2012. His ranking slid out of the top 100 after he had ...

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Petkovic wins first WTA trophy in over six years

Second seed Andrea Petkovic of Germany hoisted a WTA singles championship trophy for the first time in more than six years as she defeated Egyptian Mayar Sherif, 6-1, 6-1, to triumph at the inaugural Winners Open in Cluj-Napoca in Romania on Sunday. Former world No. 9 Petkovic collected her seventh career WTA singles title with her 61-minute win over Sherif. ...

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Collins wins Silicon Valley Classic for second title

SAN JOSE, Calif. — American Danielle Collins won her second career title in just a two-week span, holding off No. 4 seed Daria Kasatkina of Russia 6-3, 6-7 (10), 6-1 after a thrilling second-set tiebreaker Sunday in the Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic. Collins, seeded seventh, won her first championship at Palermo on July 25 in Italy. The 27-year-old Collins dropped ...

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Sinner, 19, is first teen to win an ATP 500 crown

WASHINGTON — It felt like Jannik Sinner had the upper hand through almost his entire match against Mackenzie McDonald. Finally, after nearly three hours, Sinner could celebrate a victory and a tournament championship. “When you’re up always with the score and then you cannot close it out, it’s not easy,” Sinner said. “I tried to somehow stay calm and work ...

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