Tennis

LONDON — Ilie Nastase has had two tennis bans reduced following his appeal against sanctions handed out for foul-mouthed comments and bad behavior as Romania’s Fed Cup captain last year. The International Tennis Federation suspended Nastase, 71, from the Fed Cup and Davis Cup until 2019 and from working in an official capacity in the
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BUCHAREST, Romania — Simona Halep says she will miss Romania’s Fed Cup series against Canada this weekend because of an ankle injury sustained at the Australian Open. “After spending the last week resting and trying to recover from my injury from the Australian Open, unfortunately it has not recovered quickly enough,” Halep said on her
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Fourth-seeded Timea Babos beat Wang Yafan 6-3, 6-4 Saturday to advance to the final of the Taiwan Open. Babos claimed her first win in three matches against Wang and will face Kateryna Kozlova in Sunday’s final. Twelve-time Grand Slam champion Novak Djokovic says he had a “small medical intervention” on his troublesome right elbow. Nick
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BRISBANE, Australia — Tim Puetz and late call-up Jan-Lennard Struff gave Germany a 2-1 lead over Australia in their first-round Davis Cup World Group match, beating Matt Ebden and John Peers 6-4, 6-7 (1), 6-2, 6-7 (4), 6-4 in doubles on Saturday. Puetz and Struff broke the Australians’ service in the seventh game of the
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BRISBANE, Australia — Nick Kyrgios leveled Australia’s World Group first-round match against Germany on Friday with a 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 win over Jan-Lennard Struff. Two aces and a winner gave Kyrgios, Australia’s No. 1 player, the win over Struff in 1 hour, 37 minutes. Earlier, Alexander Zverev clinched the final two points of the match
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10:47 AM ET Associated Press Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — Kristina Mladenovic advanced to the quarterfinals of the St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy on Thursday by beating Dominika Cibulkova 6-4, 6-4. Returning to the court for the first time since her first-round loss to Ana Bogdan at the Australian
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