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Zvonareva rallies to beat Wozniacki in Doha final

Saturday, 26 February 2011 01:00

DOHA, Qatar (AP)—Second-seeded Vera Zvonareva rallied to defeat Jelena Jankovic 6-1, 2-6, 6-4 Friday to set up a final against top-ranked Caroline Wozniacki in the Qatar Ladies Open.

Wozniacki cruised into the final with a 6-1, 6-1 win over Marion Bartoli of France. She will be aiming for her 14th career" title after winning the trophy in Dubai last...


Tipsarevic defeats Nishikori in Delray Beach semis

Saturday, 26 February 2011 01:00

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (AP)—Sixth-seeded Janko Tipsarevic of Serbia defeated Japan’s Kei Nishikori 6-4, 6-4 on Saturday to reach the final at the Delray Beach championships.

This will be the 52nd-ranked Tipsarevic’s third career final appearance. He also reached the final at Moscow in 2009 and ‘s-Hertogenbosch in 2010, but has yet to win his first car...


WTA No. 1 ranking up for grabs at Indian Wells

Saturday, 26 February 2011 01:00

With her 6-4, 6-4 loss to Vera Zvonareva in the Doha final, No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki will enter Indian Wells with only a 95-point lead over No. 2 Kim Clijsters in the rankings. This means that beyond the first two rounds, all the Belgian has to do is go a round better than the Dane to regain the top spot. Wozniacki is defending 700 runner-up...

Fish reflects on squandered early portion of career

Saturday, 26 February 2011 01:00

Mardy Fish, 29, said he took much of the early part of his career for granted.

"I went straight into the Top 20 at the age of 21 on my first full year on the tour," said Fish, who will face Juan Martin del Potro in the semifinals of Delray Beach. "Maybe it came a bit too easily. Maybe I wasn’t as focused as I might have been. Now if there is o...

Berdych retires; Djokovic advances to Dubai final

Friday, 25 February 2011 01:00

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP)—Novak Djokovic has reached the Dubai Championships final for the third year running, defeating a hobbling Tomas Berdych who retired while trailing 6-7 (5), 6-2, 4-2 Friday.

Berdych received medical treatment for an injured muscled in his left leg during the match.

Djokovic dropped the first set after committing a...


Fish, del Potro into quarterfinals of Delray Beach

Friday, 25 February 2011 01:00

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (AP)—Second-seeded Mardy Fish defeated Ricardo Mello 6-2, 6-1 in a matchup of former champions in the second round of the Delray Beach International Tennis Championships on Thursday.

Fish broke Mello’s serve in the first and fifth games of the first set and only allowed the Brazilian to hold serve in the opening game of the s...


Stepanek pulls out of Davis Cup tie with flu

Friday, 25 February 2011 01:00

PRAGUE (AP)—Radek Stepanek from the Czech Republic has been ruled out of the opening round of the Davis Cup against Kazakhstan after pulling out of a tournament due to illness.

Stepanek, who withdrew from this week’s Delray Beach International Tennis Championships due to the flu, still has a fever and won’t be able to recover for the best-of-five se...


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