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Sampras serves his way past Agassi in straights

Tuesday, 01 March 2011 01:00

NEW YORK (AP)—Pete Sampras held up his hands in apology when his shot ticked off the net and fell in for a winner to give him triple match point against Andre Agassi.

The near-capacity crowd at Madison Square Garden wouldn’t get the third set it wanted in the exhibition Monday night.

Sampras won 6-3, 7-5 in a reprise of his final match, when he beat...


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...


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...


Study claims Connors is best player of all time

Monday, 28 February 2011 01:00

The scientific journal PLoS ONE releases a study that claims Jimmy Connors is the best player of all time based on a mathematical formula that emphasizes quality wins. The study analyzed all men's matches played beginning in 1968, and awarded each player a "prestige score" based on victories over so-called quality opponents, but discounting where...


Agassi on Sampras: 'We’ve straightened it out'

Monday, 28 February 2011 01:00

NEW YORK (AP)—Forgive the tennis fans at Madison Square Garden if they’re secretly hoping to see Pete Sampras fire a serve at Andre Agassi’s head.

The two exhibition matches Monday night offer more than the chance to see four greats with 37 combined Grand Slam" titles. For guys who are long retired, there’s still an edge in the air when the S...


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