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  • Lepchenko upsets second-seeded Radwanska

    July 30, 2014

    STANFORD, Calif. (AP) - Varvara Lepchenko beat second-seeded Angieszka Radwanska 6-3, 3-6, 6-4 on Wednesday in the Bank of the West Classic to advance to the quarterfinals.Lepchenko beat the fifth-ranked Radwanska for the first time in six meetings, edging a top-10 player for only the third time in 24 matches. Radwanska, the runner-up last year, became the highest seeded player to fall in the tournament.

  • John Isner loses to Steve Johnson at Washington

    July 30, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Speaking to reporters moments after losing his opening match at the Citi Open, John Isner swore, gave clipped answers and complained that he and fellow American Steve Johnson played on a secondary court instead of in the main stadium.

  • US Open would offer Roddick, Fish '15 doubles spot

    July 30, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) - If Andy Roddick is willing to go through the necessary steps to return to competitive tennis, the U.S. Open would offer him and pal Mardy Fish a doubles wild card next year.Roddick complained on his Fox Sports Live podcast this week that he wanted to play doubles with Fish at Flushing Meadows next month - until finding out that the 2003 U.S. Open champion is not eligible to compete currently.

  • Rosol beats Haider-Maurer in Kitzbuehel

    July 30, 2014

    KITZBUEHEL, Austria (AP) - Lukas Rosol advanced to his fourth quarterfinal of the month by beating Andreas Haider-Maurer of Austria 6-3, 7-6 (4) at the Bet-at-Home Cup on Wednesday.The third-seeded Czech, who also reached the last eight in Stuttgart, Hamburg and Umag, had nine aces. He dropped serve once after double-faulting three times in a row at 1-1 in the second set but broke Haider-Maurer again when the Austrian served for the set at 5-4.

  • Nadal out of 2 tournaments because of right wrist

    July 30, 2014

    Rafael Nadal withdrew Wednesday from U.S. Open tuneups in Toronto and Cincinnati because of a right wrist injury, putting in doubt his status for a title defense at the year's last Grand Slam tournament.The second-ranked Nadal plays left-handed, but he uses a two-handed backhand.

  • Baghdatis gets US Open spot to replace Haas

    July 30, 2014

    Tommy Haas has officially withdrawn from the U.S. Open because of surgery on his right shoulder, opening up a spot on the main draw for Marcos Baghdatis.Haas, currently ranked 26th, is out for the season after having a fourth operation on his shoulder.

  • Fitz and The Tantrums headline US Open ceremony

    July 30, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) - Fitz and The Tantrums and 3 Winans Brothers will be the headlining acts for the opening ceremony at the U.S. Open tennis tournament.Fitz and The Tantrums, whose songs include ''The Walker,'' is scheduled to perform three songs in Arthur Ashe Stadium before the night session at Flushing Meadows on Aug. 25, Day 1 of the year's last Grand Slam tournament.

  • WTA: Lisicki hit record 131 mph (211 kph) serve

    July 30, 2014

    STANFORD, Calif. (AP) - The WTA says Sabine Lisicki has hit the fastest record serve in the history of the women's tennis tour, reaching 131 mph (211 kph).Lisicki hit the serve at 5-5, 40-30 of a first-round loss against Ana Ivanovic in the Bank of the West Classic on Tuesday. Ivanovic got her racket on the ball, but the attempted return landed wide.