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Russia's Youzhny done with Davis Cup competition

Thursday, 24 February 2011 01:00

MOSCOW (AP)—Russian tennis player Mikhail Youzhny says he is quitting Davis Cup tennis because he prefers to spend time between tournaments recovering and relaxing with his family.

The 11th-ranked Youzhny also tells Sport-Express that he has stepped down to make way for younger players.

Youzhny, who is 28, is Russia’s top-ranked player. Possibly his ...


Federer, Gasquet, Djokovic into Dubai semifinals

Thursday, 24 February 2011 01:00

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP)—Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic, winners of six of the previous eight Dubai Championships, remained on course to meet in the final with straight-sets quarterfinal wins on Thursday.

Federer was broken for the first time in three matches but handled his debut meeting with Sergiy Stakhovsky of Ukraine 6-3, 6-4, while...


Almagro, Ferrer, Wawrinka advance in Acapulco

Thursday, 24 February 2011 01:00

ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP)—Third-seeded Nicolas Almagro beat Italian Filippo Volandri of Italy 6-2, 6-2 to reach the quarterfinals of the Mexican Open on Wednesday as he attempts to claim his third straight tournament on clay.

The Spaniard downed Volandri in just over an hour as he storms closer to adding the Mexico trophy to the" titles he picked up at...


Almagro collects 12th consecutive win on clay

Thursday, 24 February 2011 01:00

ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP)—Nicolas Almagro of Spain defeated Colombian Santiago Giraldo 7-6 (0), 5-7, 6-4 in the Mexican Open on Thursday to reach the semifinals and move within two victories of winning his third straight ATP" title.

The Spaniard has won 12 straight matches and is trying to add the Mexican" title to trophies he picked up last weekend in...


Sweeting upsets Querrey at Delray Beach

Wednesday, 23 February 2011 01:00

DELRAY BEACH, Florida (AP)—Qualifier Ryan Sweeting upset third-seeded Sam Querrey 7-6 (5), 6-4 in the second round of the Delray Beach International Tennis Championships on Wednesday.

Ranked No. 118 in the world, Sweeting rebounded from 0-40 to win the match on his second match point. He also had a match point on Querrey’s serve in the ninth game.



Henin regrets hand incident with Serena

Wednesday, 23 February 2011 01:00

In an interview with Belgian TV, the now-retired Justine Henin discusses her controversial win over Serena Williams in the semifinals of the 2003 French Open, when at 4-2, 30-0 on Williams' serve in the third set, Henin raised her hand to indicate she was not ready to receive and Williams then put her serve into the net.

Williams thought she would...


Federer still believes in his dominance

Wednesday, 23 February 2011 01:00

Roger Federer, who is 11-1 this year and won the" title in Doha, says that he can still put a stranglehold on the sport. "I am a better player now, but then I was young and there was no fear in me and you had nothing to lose," said the 29-year-old Swiss, who fell to eventual champ Novak Djokovic at the Australian Open. "Sometimes it's easier to...

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