Tennis

4:41 PM ET Defending champion Angelique Kerber continued her impressive build-up to Wimbledon with a 6-4, 6-4 defeat of Australian Samantha Stosur in her opening match at the Eastbourne championships on Tuesday. German left-hander Kerber, twice a runner-up at Eastbourne, was pushed hard by the former US Open champion but broke serve four times on
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4:48 PM ET Andy Murray and playing partner Marcelo Melo are out of the men’s doubles at Eastbourne after losing their opening match to Robert Farah and Juan Sebastian Cabal 6-2, 6-4 on Tuesday. It was Murray’s first defeat since undergoing hip resurfacing surgery in January after he made a triumphant return to tennis by
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5:44 PM ET ESPN News Serivces LONDON — Bianca Andreescu won’t play at Wimbledon because she needs more time to recover from a shoulder injury. The 19-year-old Andreescu is Canada’s highest-ranked player at No. 25. Tennis Canada took to Twitter to announce Andreescu’s status. Unfortunately due to ongoing shoulder rehab and recovery, Bianca Andreescu has
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4:58 PM ET It was a successful day for the Americans in the men’s singles at Eastbourne on Monday, as Taylor Fritz, Sam Querrey and Steve Johnson all progressed into the quarterfinals. Fritz comfortably defeated British qualifier Paul Jubb 6-2, 6-3 to set up a meeting with No. 1 seed Guido Pella. Querrey advanced following
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2:56 PM ET Andy Murray completed his extraordinary comeback to tennis on Sunday evening when the Scot and his partner, Feliciano Lopez, defeated Joe Salisbury and Rajeev Ram 7-6 (6), 5-7, 10-5 in the Queen’s doubles final. The victory marked a second title in one day for Lopez, who was crowned singles champion in the
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10:38 AM ET Ashleigh Barty will become the first Australian in 43 years to climb to the top of the WTA singles ranking after she won the Birmingham Classic grasscourt title. Barty, 23, beat Germany’s Julia Goerges 6-3, 7-5 in the final, meaning she will knock Japan’s Naomi Osaka off the summit when the new
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6:37 PM ET Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. — Groundbreaking black tennis player Arthur Ashe Jr.’s hometown of Richmond, Virginia has renamed a major thoroughfare after him, after years of effort. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that thousands of people attended Saturday’s ceremony to celebrate the formal renaming of Arthur Ashe Boulevard. The event drew several elected
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