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May 24, 2010
Venus Williams won her opening match at the French Open by beating Patty Schnyder 6-3, 6-3 on Sunday. Williams' victory was no surprise coming against an opponent who fell to 0-11 versus the seven-time Grand Slam champion. But Williams' movement boded well for her matches to come. She attacked aggressively and scrambled after balls, often extending points until Schnyder would blow an easy shot. Her 27-4 record this year is the best on the women's tour. Last week, Williams climbed for the first time since 2003 to second in the rankings, trailing only her younger sister, Serena.
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Sports Digest | August 4, 2014
Milos Raonic won the first all-Canadian tournament final in Association of Tennis Professionals history, easily beating Vasek Pospisil , 6-1, 6-4, at Washington's Citi Open on Sunday for the men's singles title. It was Raonic's sixth title win; Pospisil was participating in his first ATP final. Raonic, who made it to the semifinals at Wimbledon last month, won $316,400 and is expected to have his ranking move up Monday to No. 6 in the world. This was the first time two Canadians played each other in a tour final since the beginning of the Open era in 1968.
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August 23, 2010
Roger Federer ended a seven-month title drought with a 6-7, 7-6, 6-4 win over American Mardy Fish in the Cincinnati Masters final on Sunday to send a timely reminder of his class just a week before the U.S. Open. Federer captured his 63rd title in his 90th final and won his fourth title at Cincinnati since 2005. He also is 14-1 in finals against U.S. players, the lone loss to Andre Agassi in Miami eight years ago. "I've been playing well the last couple weeks, and today was just another proof that I'm playing really well," he said.
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August 23, 2010
Roger Federer ended a seven-month title drought with a 6-7, 7-6, 6-4 win over American Mardy Fish in the Cincinnati Masters final on Sunday to send a timely reminder of his class just a week before the U.S. Open. Federer captured his 63rd title in his 90th final and won his fourth title at Cincinnati since 2005. He also is 14-1 in finals against U.S. players, the lone loss to Andre Agassi in Miami eight years ago. "I've been playing well the last couple weeks, and today was just another proof that I'm playing really well," he said.
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By KATHERINE DUNN | May 21, 2008
When did you start playing tennis? I started playing tennis when I was 3. My dad, he's a tennis player. He was a junior tennis player in his country. He's from the Ivory Coast. What do you love about tennis? My dad just made me play and it's something that I just kept playing and tried to go further with it. Didn't you like it? Yeah, I did. What happened? You get sick of it after a while. Was that part of your decision to leave Florida? I just needed a break, and this is the longest break I ever took from tennis.
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March 29, 2004
Moves Baseball INDIANS: Traded IF Ricky Gutierrez to Mets for player to be named. Optioned P Cliff Bartosh to Triple-A Buffalo. Assigned P Dave Lee, P Matt Miller, C Brian Luderer, IF Zach Sorensen and OF Ernie Young to minor league camp. REDS: Optioned P Brandon Claussen to Triple-A Louisville. ROCKIES: Released IF Damian Jackson. Basketball CLIPPERS: Placed G Quentin Richardson on injured list with back spasms. Signed G Randy Livingston to 10-day contract. HAWKS: Signed C Jason Collier for remainder of season.
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By Los Angeles Times | May 27, 2009
PARIS -- Normally, Serena Williams exhibits all the nervousness of a shark in a goldfish pond, so her confession of jitters here illuminates a French Open task she labels "uphill." It's no wonder she hopped up and down all final-like on the Court Suzanne Lenglen after her 2 1/2-hour, first-round squeaker in the wacky wind of Tuesday afternoon, considering her 2009 clay-court preparation amounted to three tournaments, two countries, zero wins, three losses and one retirement. As she moves toward her remarkable 38th second round in 38 grand-slam tournaments, this clunky preparation also rates less persuasive than it would be for all other players, for here is a 27-year-old who has the phoenix routine down well enough that she once won an Australian Open from 81st in the rankings.
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Sports Digest | August 4, 2014
Milos Raonic won the first all-Canadian tournament final in Association of Tennis Professionals history, easily beating Vasek Pospisil , 6-1, 6-4, at Washington's Citi Open on Sunday for the men's singles title. It was Raonic's sixth title win; Pospisil was participating in his first ATP final. Raonic, who made it to the semifinals at Wimbledon last month, won $316,400 and is expected to have his ranking move up Monday to No. 6 in the world. This was the first time two Canadians played each other in a tour final since the beginning of the Open era in 1968.
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May 29, 2010
Maria Sharapova and Justine Henin set up a third-round showdown at the French Open by winning matches suspended overnight because of darkness. Sharapova finished off Kirsten Flipkens 6-3, 6-3, and four-time champion Henin beat Klara Zakopalova 6-3, 6-3 Friday in Paris. A schedule backlog caused by rain created a parade of champions on the sixth day of the tournament. Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Venus and Serena Williams were among those who advanced, while defending women's champion Svetlana Kuznetsova was upset by fellow Russian Maria Kirilenko.
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August 21, 2010
Top-ranked Serena Williams pulled out of the U.S. Open because she is still recovering from surgery on her right foot. Williams, who won her 13th grand slam at Wimbledon earlier this year and is ranked No. 1 in the world, cut her foot on broken glass at a restaurant in July and has not played since. "It is with much frustration and deep sadness that I am having to pull out of the U.S. Open," Williams said on the tournament's Web site. "My doctors have advised against my playing so that my foot can heal.
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May 24, 2010
Venus Williams won her opening match at the French Open by beating Patty Schnyder 6-3, 6-3 on Sunday. Williams' victory was no surprise coming against an opponent who fell to 0-11 versus the seven-time Grand Slam champion. But Williams' movement boded well for her matches to come. She attacked aggressively and scrambled after balls, often extending points until Schnyder would blow an easy shot. Her 27-4 record this year is the best on the women's tour. Last week, Williams climbed for the first time since 2003 to second in the rankings, trailing only her younger sister, Serena.
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By Los Angeles Times | May 27, 2009
PARIS -- Normally, Serena Williams exhibits all the nervousness of a shark in a goldfish pond, so her confession of jitters here illuminates a French Open task she labels "uphill." It's no wonder she hopped up and down all final-like on the Court Suzanne Lenglen after her 2 1/2-hour, first-round squeaker in the wacky wind of Tuesday afternoon, considering her 2009 clay-court preparation amounted to three tournaments, two countries, zero wins, three losses and one retirement. As she moves toward her remarkable 38th second round in 38 grand-slam tournaments, this clunky preparation also rates less persuasive than it would be for all other players, for here is a 27-year-old who has the phoenix routine down well enough that she once won an Australian Open from 81st in the rankings.
NEWS
By KATHERINE DUNN | May 21, 2008
When did you start playing tennis? I started playing tennis when I was 3. My dad, he's a tennis player. He was a junior tennis player in his country. He's from the Ivory Coast. What do you love about tennis? My dad just made me play and it's something that I just kept playing and tried to go further with it. Didn't you like it? Yeah, I did. What happened? You get sick of it after a while. Was that part of your decision to leave Florida? I just needed a break, and this is the longest break I ever took from tennis.
SPORTS
March 29, 2004
Moves Baseball INDIANS: Traded IF Ricky Gutierrez to Mets for player to be named. Optioned P Cliff Bartosh to Triple-A Buffalo. Assigned P Dave Lee, P Matt Miller, C Brian Luderer, IF Zach Sorensen and OF Ernie Young to minor league camp. REDS: Optioned P Brandon Claussen to Triple-A Louisville. ROCKIES: Released IF Damian Jackson. Basketball CLIPPERS: Placed G Quentin Richardson on injured list with back spasms. Signed G Randy Livingston to 10-day contract. HAWKS: Signed C Jason Collier for remainder of season.
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March 22, 2008
Svetlana Kuznetsova ended Maria Sharapova's winning streak at 18 matches last night with a 6-3, 5-7, 6-2 victory in the Pacific Life Open semifinals in Indian Wells, Calif. Kuznetsova will face Ana Ivanovic, who beat Jelena Jankovic, 7-6 (3), 6-3. On the men's side, Mardy Fish advanced to meet No. 1 Roger Federer in the semifinals by beating David Nalbandian, 6-3, 6-7 (5), 7-6 (4). Federer advanced because Tommy Haas had to forfeit because of a sinus infection. Defending champion and No. 2 Rafael Nadal will play No. 3 Novak Djokovic, the Australian Open champion, in the other semifinal.
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May 28, 2011
PARIS — One French Open analyst this week described world No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki as playing "moonballing nonsense," and after she and No. 2 seed Kim Clijsters crashed out, the women's game generally is under heavy criticism. Wozniacki, the top seed despite never having won a Grand Slam event, was completely outplayed in a 6-1, 6-3 third-round loss to 28th seed Daniela Hantuchova on Friday, leaving the draw even more wide open than it was before the clay-court event began. Clijsters lost on Thursday to unknown youngster Arantxa Rus, while a 2010 finalist, Samantha Stosur, seeded eighth, was beaten on Friday by unseeded Gisela Dulko.
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