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  • Cibulkova reaches Malaysian Open semis

    April 18, 2014

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - Top-seeded Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia rallied to beat Zarina Diyas of Kazakhstan 4-6, 6-2, 6-4 Friday and reach the semifinals of the Malaysian Open.The 10th-ranked Cibulkova saved 20 break points to prevail over her sixth-seeded opponent after more than 2 1/2 hours.

  • Nadal loses in quarterfinals in Monte Carlo

    April 18, 2014

    PARIS (AP) - Rafael Nadal's mastery of the Monte Carlo clay courts seems to be over.The top-ranked Spaniard hopes his confidence isn't gone, too.Nadal lost to fellow Spaniard David Ferrer 7-6 (1), 6-4 in the quarterfinals of the Monte Carlo Masters on Friday, his earliest exit since 2003 at a tournament that helped build his reputation as perhaps the greatest clay-court player of all time. Nadal won eight consecutive titles here from 2005-12, before losing to Novak Djokovic in last year's final.

  • Safarova opens Fed Cup for Czechs against Errani

    April 18, 2014

    OSTRAVA, Czech Republic (AP) - Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic will face Sara Errani of defending champion Italy in the opening singles of their Fed Cup semifinal on Saturday.The 26th-ranked Safarova and the 11th-ranked Errani have met twice at WTA tournaments and are 1-1.