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  • Nadal cruises into Barcelona quarterfinals

    April 24, 2014

    BARCELONA, Spain (AP) - Top-ranked Rafael Nadal looked more like his confident self on the clay in passing Ivan Dodig of Croatia 6-3, 6-3, to reach the Barcelona Open quarterfinals on Thursday.Nadal was struggling with his game coming into the event and an unconvincing opening victory on Wednesday did little to calm the nerves.

  • 3rd seed Monfils through to quarters in Bucharest

    April 24, 2014

    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) - Third-seeded Gaels Monfils opened his Nastase Tiriac Trophy account with a 6-1, 6-3 victory over Lithuanian qualifier Ricardas Berankis on Thursday.Following a first-round bye, Monfils broke Berankis four times in their first meeting to reach the quarterfinals after rain delayed the start of play for more than three hours.

  • Meusburger, Oprandi, Hercog reach Marrakesh last 8

    April 24, 2014

    MARRAKESH, Morocco (AP) - Third-seeded Yvonne Meusburger of Austria was a comfortable winner over Estrella Cabeza Candela of Spain to reach the Grand Prix SAR quarterfinals on Thursday.Meusburger won 6-0, 6-2 to avenge their only other previous meeting, which Cabeza Candela won in straight sets in 2012.

  • Novak Djokovic, longtime girlfriend expecting baby

    April 24, 2014

    Novak Djokovic is going to need to get into the swing of being a father.The six-time major champion wrote Thursday on Twitter that he and his longtime girlfriend, Jelena Ristic, are expecting a baby.The posting said in part: ''Jelena is pregnant!!!We will be parents soon! (hash)blessed.''

  • Sharapova advances to Stuttgart quarterfinals

    April 24, 2014

    STUTTGART, Germany (AP) - Defending champion Maria Sharapova defeated Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-4, 6-3 on Thursday to set up a Porsche Grand Prix quarterfinal with top seed Agnieszka Radwanska.The sixth-seeded Sharapova needed a little over an hour and a half to defeat her fellow Russian, keeping alive her dream of winning the tournament for the third year in a row.