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Blake, Raonic, Tomic get Indian Wells wild cards

Tuesday, 01 March 2011 01:00

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP)—Veteran James Blake and upcoming players Milos Raonic of Canada and American Coco Vandeweghe are among those players granted wild cards into the main draws of the BNP Paribas Open.

The tournament to be played March 7-20 in Indian Wells features both the ATP and WTA tours.

Blake, a finalist in 2006, battled injuries...


Former No. 1 Safina wins first match since September

Tuesday, 01 March 2011 01:00

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP)—Former No. 1 Dinara Safina won her first match since September when she beat Han Xinyun of China 6-2, 6-0 to start the Malaysian Open on Tuesday.

Safina has struggled to recover after her career was derailed by a back injury a year ago. The win ended a six-match losing streak.

The Russian’s ranking has fallen from 2nd to 1...


Nadal: 'I am 100 percent' for first-round Davis Cup tie

Tuesday, 01 March 2011 01:00

CHARLEROI, Belgium (AP)—Rafael Nadal says he’s recovered from a thigh injury and ready to play for Spain in the Davis Cup match against Belgium.

The top-ranked Nadal injured his left hamstring during the quarterfinals of the Australian Open. He likely will play the opening singles Friday in the first-round series.

“If I am here, it is because, p...


Djokovic questionable for Davis Cup vs. India

Tuesday, 01 March 2011 01:00

Davis Cup captain Bogdan Obradovic is unsure whether Novak Djokovic will be ready for Serbia’s tie against India this weekend. "I've been with Novak, he was in Belgrade and we will make a decision on Wednesday,” he said.

Djokovic is coming off a" title run in Dubai. Serbia’s other two singles players, Victor Troicki and Janko Tipsarevic, are b...

Indian Wells gives Phillipoussis qualies wild card

Tuesday, 01 March 2011 01:00

The BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells has given a qualifying wild card to 1999 champion Mark Philippoussis. The former world No. 8 recently reached the final of the ATP senior event in Delray Beach, falling to former coach Pat Cash in the final. The 34-year-old Philippoussis hasn’t won a match on the ATP tour since 2006.

Main draw wild cards were...

Serena aiming for Roland Garros return

Monday, 28 February 2011 01:00

Serena Williams, who hasn’t competed since winning Wimbledon because of a foot injury, says she’s aiming to return to the tour in mid-May. Williams, who had her walking boot taken off sometime in the past few weeks, hopes to be back on the practice court soon. "My foot feels good and I'm starting to train right away, and I intend to be back for the...

Querrey to miss Davis Cup tie with shoulder injury

Monday, 28 February 2011 01:00

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP)—Sam Querrey will miss the United States’ first-round Davis Cup matches against Chile because of a right rotator cuff injury.

U.S. captain Jim Courier said Monday the right-handed Querrey had an MRI last week on his shoulder and was told by doctors to rest. Querrey is No. 24 in the ATP rankings.

No. 8 Andy Roddick, No. 32 John...


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