Tennis

4:47 PM ET Associated Press WASHINGTON — Top-seeded Sloane Stephens was upset in the first round of the Citi Open on Tuesday, and Coco Gauff also lost in the tune-up for the US Open. Rebecca Peterson beat Stephens 6-2, 7-5 at the hard-court tournament. Stephens was coming off a third-round loss at Wimbledon. Gauff, the
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2:46 PM ET Associated Press LONDON — An Egyptian tennis player whose brother was banned from the sport for life for match-fixing has been suspended from tennis for alleged integrity violations. The Tennis Integrity Unit announced Tuesday that 21-year-old Youssef Hossam has been provisionally suspended while its investigation continues. Hossam may not compete in or
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4:56 AM ET Andy Murray has revealed that he could return to singles action as early as August, with the three-time Grand Slam champion targeting the Cincinnati Masters. Speaking ahead of his doubles opener with brother Jamie Murray at the Citi Open in Washington, the 32-year-old said: “I think I’m quite close. If I was
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11:25 PM ET ESPN News Services Teenager Coco Gauff earned a spot in the main draw of the Citi Open on Sunday, beating Japan’s Hiroko Kuwata 6-1, 6-2 in the final round of qualifying. Gauff will face Kazakhstan’s Zarina Diyas in the tournament’s first round Monday in Washington. The 15-year-old American was the youngest player
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10:43 AM ET Georgia’s Nikoloz Basilashvili won the Hamburg European Open for a second consecutive year, beating Andrey Rublev 7-5 4-6 6-3 in the final Sunday. Fourth seed Basilashvili won 81 percent of his first-serve points and struck 26 forehand winners to record his 12th straight win on Hamburg clay, which includes 10 main draw
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7:30 PM ET Associated Press WASHINGTON — Coco Gauff has moved on in qualifying for the Citi Open. Gauff beat Maegan Manasse 6-4, 6-2 in the first round of the qualification tournament Saturday. She must beat Hiroko Kuwata of Japan on Sunday to qualify for the main draw of the tournament. Kuwata, ranked 265th in
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1:33 PM ET Defending champion Nikoloz Basilashvili saved two match points against Alexander Zverev before battling past the German 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (5) to reach final of the Hamburg European Open on Saturday. Basilashvili was staring at defeat while trailing 3-5 in the third set but the 27-year-old dug deep to deny local favourite Zverev
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1:37 PM ET Fifteen-year-old phenom Coco Gauff secured a spot in qualifying for the Citi Open on Friday and will make her first post-Wimbledon tournament appearance at the Washington event. “I’m playing tomorrow, so I’m pretty excited,” Gauff said at a news conference Friday. Her first match is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday. Gauff became
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6:06 PM ET Associated Press MONTREAL — Top-ranked Novak Djokovic has withdrawn from the Rogers Cup, he said Thursday. Djokovic, who won Wimbledon earlier this month for his 16th Grand Slam title, is a four-time champion at the Rogers Cup. The event rotates between Montreal and Toronto. “I’m sorry to announce that I decided to
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1:28 PM ET Associated Press WASHINGTON — Defending champion Svetlana Kuznetsova has pulled out of the Citi Open because of visa issues. The 34-year-old Russian announced the problem on Twitter on Thursday and apologized to fans for not being able to make it to the U.S. Open tuneup. Kuznetsova won the U.S. Open in 2004
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6:46 AM ET Associated Press LONDON — The International Tennis Federation says Brazilian tennis player Beatriz Haddad Maia has been provisionally suspended for failing a doping test. The ITF says the 99th-ranked Haddad Maia had traces of two banned anabolic agents known as SARMs in a doping sample provided on June 4 at the Croatia
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3:58 AM ET Andy Murray will partner his brother Jamie Murray at the Citi Open in Washington next week, in the former’s first hard court appearance since returning from hip surgery. Murray missed five months of the ATP Tour this season after undergoing hip resurfacing surgery in January following his Australian Open first-round defeat to
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7:25 PM ET PORTRUSH, NORTHERN IRELAND — Former Australian Davis Cup tennis star Peter McNamara has died from cancer aged 64. McNamara, who reached a career-high No. 7 in the world in 1983, beat all-time greats Jimmy Connors and Ivan Lendl to win two of his five singles titles. But he is perhaps best remembered
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10:51 PM ET Associated Press MELBOURNE, Australia — Peter McNamara, who won three Grand Slam doubles titles with fellow Australian Paul McNamee and reached a career-high No. 7 in singles, has died. He was 64. His death at his home in Germany from prostate cancer was confirmed by David Law, a family friend and tennis
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4:47 PM ET Associated Press NEWPORT, R.I. — Top-seeded John Isner used his blistering serve to overcome scorching conditions and win a title for the fourth time on Newport’s grass courts, beating No. 7 seed Alexander Bublik 7-6 (2), 6-3 on Sunday at the Hall of Fame Open. It was the 34-year-old American’s 15th ATP
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