Top-seeded Errani eliminated by Puig at Strasbourg International
It was the third straight tournament that Errani lost in the opening round. (AP) STRASBOURG, France (AP) Top-seeded Sara Errani lost in the first round of the clay-court Strasbourg International on Monday, falling to Monica Puig 4-6, 6-3, 6-1. Read more
Days after 6-0, 6-0 loss, Berdych fires coach Dani Vallverdu
''I am not a player at the beginning of my career," says the Czech, "so I had to act quickly when I felt like making a change.'' (AP) PRAGUE (AP) Tomas Berdych says he has fired his coach Dani Vallverdu after a 17-month partnership. Read more
STRASBOURG, France (AP) Qualifier Alla Kudryavtseva rallied to upset ninth-seeded Alize Cornet 1-6, 6-2, 6-4 in the first round of the WTA tournament in Strasbourg on Sunday. Fourth-seeded Kristina Mladenovic needed three sets to outlast Madison Brengle of the United States 6-4, 2-6, 7-5. Read more
Estrella Burgos, Mannarino advance in Nice
The clay-court event is a warm up for the French Open that starts in a week. (AP) NICE, France (AP) Victor Estrella Burgos used a steadier serve to beat Denis Kudla 6-3, 6-2 in the opening round of the ATP tournament in Nice on Sunday. Read more
Tsurenko, Falconi, Gibbs win opening matches in Nuremburg
AP NUREMBERG, Germany (AP) Fourth-seeded Lesia Tsurenko beat wild card Mira Antonitsch 7-5, 6-1 in the opening round of the WTA tournament in Nuremberg on Sunday. Irina Falconi eased past another wild card, Katharina Gerlach, 6-0, 6-3. Read more
Italian federation wants to host under-21 ”Next Generation” tournament
A few cities are bidding to host the event, which ATP president Chris Kermode is anxious to introduce. (AP) ROME (AP) The Italian tennis federation wants to host a year-end tournament in Milan or Turin starting next year for the world’s top under-21 male players. Read more
Townsend looking to restart rise with French Open wildcard
The 20-year-old reached the third round in Paris as a wild card two years ago. Read more
Kyrgios taking confidence from loss to Nadal
The world No. 20 is gearing up for his French Open campaign. (AP Photo) Nick Kyrgios is entering the French Open with high confidence despite a hip problem. The 21-year-old Australian pushed Rafael Nadal to three sets in the third round of Rome, 6-7 (3), 6-2, 6-4. It was... Read more
Serena Williams ends 9-month title drought in Rome
“Serena Williams ends 9-month title drought in Rome” The world No. 1 overcame Madison Keys, 7-6 (5), 6-3. (AP Photo) ROME (AP) — Serena Williams ended a nine-month title drought with a 7-6 (5), 6-3 win over Madison Keys in an all-American Italian Open final Sunday. Read more
An all-American final in Rome: Serena Williams vs. Keys
None ROME (AP) It’s going to be a rare all-American affair in the Italian Open final. Read more