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Tennis - Wozniacki downs Osaka to win Pan Pacific Open

Former world number one Caroline Wozniacki continued her revival by brushing aside Japanese teenager Naomi Osaka 7-5 6-3 on S…

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  • Wozniacki to meet Osaka in Tokyo final
    Wozniacki to meet Osaka in Tokyo final Reuters - Sat, Sep 24, 2016 5:53 PM SGT

    Caroline Wozniacki outlasted Agnieszka Radwanska 4-6 7-5 6-4 in a dog fight of a semi-final at the Pan Pacific Open on Saturday to end the Pole's reign at the Ariake Coliseum. The former world number one prevailed in two hours and 50 minutes of … More »

  • Wozniacki ends Radwanska reign to reach Tokyo final
    Wozniacki ends Radwanska reign to reach Tokyo final Reuters - Sat, Sep 24, 2016 2:43 PM SGT

    Caroline Wozniacki outlasted Agnieszka Radwanska 4-6 7-5 6-4 in a dog fight of a semi-final at the Pan Pacific Open on Saturday to end the Pole's reign at the Ariake Coliseum. The former world number one prevailed in two hours and 50 minutes of … More »

  • Tennis - Radwanska closes in on third Pan Pacific Open title
    Tennis - Radwanska closes in on third Pan Pacific Open title Reuters - Fri, Sep 23, 2016 9:35 PM SGT

    (Reuters) - Defending champion Agnieszka Radwanska made light work of Olympic gold medallist Monica Puig, beating the Puerto Rican 6-2 6-3 in the quarter-finals of the Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo on Friday. The 27-year-old Pole served up eight aces, … More »

  • Neutral venue for Davis Cup finals unappealing to Murray
    Neutral venue for Davis Cup finals unappealing to Murray Reuters - Thu, Sep 22, 2016 2:39 PM SGT

    (Reuters) - Wimbledon champion Andy Murray is not overly enthusiastic about the possibility of a neutral venue hosting the Davis Cup finals, but backed proposals to shorten matches in the competition. The International Tennis Federation (ITF) is … More »

  • Frenchman Lestienne banned after accepting betting charges Reuters - Wed, Sep 21, 2016 7:09 PM SGT

    (Reuters) - French tennis player Constant Lestienne has been suspended for seven months and fined $10,000 after admitting to charges of betting on 220 matches, the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) said in a statement on Wednesday. A TIU investigation … More »

  • Tennis - Frenchman Lestienne banned after accepting betting charges Reuters - Wed, Sep 21, 2016 7:09 PM SGT

    (Reuters) - French tennis player Constant Lestienne has been suspended for seven months and fined $10,000 after admitting to charges of betting on 220 matches, the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) said in a statement on Wednesday. A TIU investigation … More »

  • ITF clears Lepchenko following meldonium explanation
    ITF clears Lepchenko following meldonium explanation Reuters - Wed, Sep 21, 2016 5:43 PM SGT

    (Reuters) - American Varvara Lepchenko is clear to play again after she was found to shoulder "no fault or negligence" for an anti-doping rule violation, the International Tennis Federation (ITF) said on Tuesday. The ITF, on the advice from WADA, … More »

  • Tennis chiefs plan revamp of Davis, Fed Cup finals
    Tennis chiefs plan revamp of Davis, Fed Cup finals Reuters - Wed, Sep 21, 2016 1:14 PM SGT

    By Ossian Shine LONDON (Reuters) - Tennis chiefs plan to adopt the NFL's Super Bowl model, by selecting fixed-venue cities in advance for their showcase Davis and Fed Cup finals. "This is all part of our mission to make the appeal of tennis broad … More »

  • Serena Williams finds inspiration to be No. 1 in the most surprising place
    Serena Williams finds inspiration to be No. 1 in the most surprising place Busted Racquet - Wed, Sep 21, 2016 7:12 AM SGT

    An abrupt exit at the Rio Olympics and a disappointing U.S. Open has not deterred Serena Williams one bit. The world No. 2 talked about her undying passion to be the best in an interview with Yahoo France’s Alexandre Delperier on Monday. Williams … More »

  • Cyber hackers publish medical data for Farah, Nadal and Rose
    Cyber hackers publish medical data for Farah, Nadal and Rose Reuters - Mon, Sep 19, 2016 11:22 PM SGT

    By Alan Baldwin LONDON (Reuters) - Olympic champions Mo Farah, Rafael Nadal and Justin Rose were among athletes targeted on Monday in the latest leak of confidential medical documents that the world anti-doping agency (WADA) says were hacked by a … More »

  • Exhausted Murray desperate for a break
    Exhausted Murray desperate for a break Reuters - Mon, Sep 19, 2016 2:40 PM SGT

    Andy Murray is itching for a break after an exhausting few months, the world number two said, after defending champions Britain were knocked out by Argentina 3-2 in the Davis Cup semi-final. A tired Murray then lost to Japan's Kei Nishikori in the … More »

  • Spain back in World Group where they belong, says Nadal
    Spain back in World Group where they belong, says Nadal Reuters - Sun, Sep 18, 2016 6:32 PM SGT

    (Reuters) - Two years after Spain's stunning fall from grace in Davis Cup tennis, Rafa Nadal has hailed his nation's return to the World Group after victory in the playoff against India. Nadal combined with Marc Lopez in the doubles to overhaul … More »

  • Del Potro sinks Murray as Argentina take 2-0 lead
    Del Potro sinks Murray as Argentina take 2-0 lead Reuters - Sat, Sep 17, 2016 7:07 AM SGT

    By Pritha Sarkar GLASGOW (Reuters) - Juan Martin del Potro delivered a huge blow to Britain's hopes of retaining the Davis Cup when he beat Andy Murray 6-4 5-7 6-7(5) 6-3 6-4 in a five-hour thriller as Argentina grabbed a 2-0 lead in their world … More »

  • Froome has 'no issue' with exemption leak in WADA hack
    Froome has 'no issue' with exemption leak in WADA hack Reuters - Thu, Sep 15, 2016 8:05 PM SGT

    By Martyn Herman LONDON (Reuters) - Triple Tour de France champion Chris Froome says he has "no issue" with his private medical records being leaked in a cyber attack by Russian hackers on the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). "In nine years as a … More »

  • Another U.S. college conference rebuffs North Carolina over LGBT law Reuters - Thu, Sep 15, 2016 3:10 AM SGT

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (Reuters) - The Atlantic Coast Conference on Wednesday said it would move 10 college sports championships from North Carolina, lengthening the list of prominent groups taking a stand this year against a state law that restricts … More »

  • Two Uzbekistan officials banned for life for betting offences Reuters - Thu, Sep 15, 2016 1:39 AM SGT

    Uzbekistan tennis officials Sherzod Hasanov and Arkhip Molotyagin have been banned for life for betting-related offences, the International Tennis Federation (ITF) said on Wednesday. Following investigations by the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU), the … More »

  • French number one Monfils out of Davis Cup semi-final
    French number one Monfils out of Davis Cup semi-final Reuters - Wed, Sep 14, 2016 11:42 PM SGT

    REUTERS - World number eight Gael Monfils has been ruled out of France's Davis Cup semi-final against Croatia in Zadar because of a knee injury, the French tennis federation said on Wednesday. The U.S. Open semi-finalist is replaced by Richard … More »

  • Anti-doping agency says athlete data stolen by Russian group
    Anti-doping agency says athlete data stolen by Russian group Reuters - Wed, Sep 14, 2016 7:55 AM SGT

    The World Anti-Doping Agency said on Tuesday that hackers stole confidential medical information about U.S. Olympic athletes and published it on the internet, blaming a Russian group for the attack. The U.S. government is investigating the case … More »

  • Loss of 'March Madness' games could hurt North Carolina governor's re-election bid
    Loss of 'March Madness' games could hurt North Carolina governor's re-election bid Reuters - Wed, Sep 14, 2016 6:10 AM SGT

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (Reuters) - North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory has weathered negative headlines as jobs, conventions and musical performances were canceled in his state this year to protest a law deemed discriminatory against lesbian, gay, … More »

  • Nothing left for me to prove, says new world number one Kerber
    Nothing left for me to prove, says new world number one Kerber Reuters - Tue, Sep 13, 2016 5:25 PM SGT

    Newly-crowned world number one Angelique Kerber has nothing left to prove after clinching the U.S. Open for a second grand slam this year and securing a place in the record books, the German said on Tuesday. The 28-year-old became the oldest player … More »