Tennis

7:43 AM ET Associated Press Canada’s Denis Shapovalov, No. 4 seed, defeated Spain’s Jaume Munar in straight sets to advance to the second round of the Korea Open on Wednesday. Shapovalov won 7-5, 6-4, in one hour and 49 minutes to secure his first victory since his US Open third round defeat to Andrey Rublev.
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2:53 AM ET Novak Djokovic said he wants his biggest rivals to be by his side when he brings the curtain down on his career, much like Roger Federer‘s emotional goodbye to professional tennis last week. Images of Federer and Rafael Nadal — who shared one of the sport’s most enthralling rivalries — sitting together
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2:11 PM ET D’Arcy MaineESPN.com Serena Williams released her first children’s book on Tuesday, another accomplishment she can add to her legendary résumé. 1 Related Williams’ book, titled “The Adventures of Qai Qai,” stars her daughter Olympia’s doll. According to the official summary on the publisher’s website, the story centers around a little girl who
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10:56 AM ET ESPN Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print British No. 2 Daniel Evans was defeated by Japan’s Yoshihito Nishioka 6-2, 7-6 (3) in one hour, 49 minutes in the first round of the Korea Open on Tuesday. Evans, the No. 5 seed for the tournament, has lost all six of his previous
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12:17 AM ET Associated Press SAN DIEGO — Brandon Nakashima‘s first ATP Tour victory came in his hometown, as he beat friend and fellow Southern Californian Marcos Giron 6-4, 6-4 on Sunday in the San Diego Open final. “It’s super special, something you dream of, but to have it happen in my hometown with all
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2:15 PM ET Frances Tiafoe sealed Team World’s first victory over Team Europe in the Laver Cup as he saved four match points en route to beating Stefanos Tsitsipas on Sunday. The American, who beat Roger Federer in the Swiss great’s last competitive match Friday, proved a fly in Europe’s ointment once again with a
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11:59 AM ET Simon Cambers Former world No. 1 Andy Murray has said he is not thinking about retiring from tennis and insisted he is still competitive against top players. The 35-year-old, who has played with a metal right hip since he underwent surgery in 2019, has improved his ranking in 2022 from No. 134
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5:30 AM ET Associated Press TOKYO — Liudmila Samsonova of Russia extended a remarkable summer run by clinching her third title in two months after beating rising Chinese player Zheng Qinwen 7-5, 7-5 at the Toray Pan Pacific Open on Sunday. No. 30-ranked Samsonova won in Washington and Cleveland in August and also reached the
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