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New royal presence planned for Wimbledon

Sunday, 06 February 2011 01:00

Kate Middleton is expected to be a leading royal figure at Wimbledon this year following her marriage to Prince William in April, according to the Daily Mail. A recreational player and tennis fan, she could take over the presentation duties once carried out by the Duchess of Kent, the newspaper quoted sources as saying. Giving the...

South Africa's Anderson wins Johannesburg final

Sunday, 06 February 2011 01:00

JOHANNESBURG (AP)—Home favorite Kevin Anderson rallied to win his first career ATP World Tour" title Sunday, beating Somdev Devvarman of India 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 in the SA Tennis Open final.

Fourth-seeded Anderson broke twice in the decider at Montecasino and clinched victory on his first match point for his maiden" title, fighting back from a set down...


Dodig defeats Berrer in Zagbreb for first ATP" title

Sunday, 06 February 2011 01:00

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP)—Unseeded Ivan Dodig of Croatia won his first ATP Tour" title Sunday, beating Michael Berrer of Germany 6-3, 6-4 before home fans at the Zagreb Indoors.

Dodig, who had never before gone beyond the quarterfinals at any ATP event, broke Berrer in the opening game of the first set and again in the seventh of the second set. He also...


Johannesburg event fighting to remain on tour

Sunday, 06 February 2011 01:00

The ATP event in Johannesburg is fighting to be held again next year or in subsequent years.

ATP calendar changes have removed its spot on the schedule, with next year's Oympics part of the reason for the shuffle. "We've got about eight months to persuade the ATP to find an alternative date," said tournament director Ian Smith. "They are...

Stubbs bows out after Australia's Fed Cup loss

Sunday, 06 February 2011 01:00

Rennae Stubbs has retired after Australia's loss to Italy in Fed Cup. The 39-year-old doubles specialist had said she would stop this season once Australia's Fed Cup campaign was over.She partnered Anastsia Rodionova in her final match, with the pair losing 2-6, 7-6 (1), 6-4 to Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci after holding two match points in the...

Russia completes 3-2 comeback win against France

Sunday, 06 February 2011 01:00

MOSCOW (AP)—Svetlana Kuznetsova and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova won their reverse singles and paired to win the doubles Sunday, lifting Russia to a stunning comeback for a 3-2 victory over France in the Fed Cup World Group.

France had stung highly favored Russia on Saturday, when Alize Cornet and Virginie Razzano swept the opening singles.



Belgium's Clijsters tops Mattek-Sands to oust U.S.

Sunday, 06 February 2011 01:00

ANTWERP, Belgium (AP)—Australian Open winner Kim Clijsters came from behind to beat Bethanie Mattek-Sands 6-7 (10), 6-2, 6-1 Sunday and lead Belgium to a 4-1 win over the United States and a place in the semifinals of the Fed Cup World Group.

After Clijsters gave Belgium an insurmountable advantage, Yanina Wickmayer defeated Melanie Oudin 6-2, 6-0...


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