Tennis

Analysis: Yes, Federer won; what matters more is how he felt

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There was plenty, to be sure, that was unfamiliar to Roger Federer in his first competitive match in more than a year. ...

Muguruza beats Swiatek in Dubai, Pegula upsets Pliskova

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Garbiñe Muguruza and Jessica Pegula continued their strong form in 2021 with wins in the third round of the...

After year-long layoff, Federer returns with a win in Doha

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DOHA, Qatar — After more than a year out, Roger Federer started his 24th season on tour with a win. ...

Coco Gauff leads upsets in Dubai, top-seeded Svitolina loses

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — American teen Coco Gauff led a day of upsets in the second round of the Dubai Championships on Tuesday,...

Bautista Agut beats Opelka at Qatar Open

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DOHA, Qatar — Recent Montpellier finalist Roberto Bautista Agut overcame 22 aces from Reilly Opelka to beat the American 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 in the...

Djokovic celebrates rankings record with fans in Belgrade

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BELGRADE, Serbia — Hundreds of Novak Djokovic supporters staged boisterous street celebrations after the Serb became the sole record-holder for most weeks as the...

Muguruza beats Begu in Dubai round 1, Keys through

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Garbiñe Muguruza bounced back from her loss in the Qatar Open final with a win over Irina-Camelia Begu in...

Rublev beats Fucsovics to win Rotterdam final

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ROTTERDAM, Netherlands — Andrey Rublev won his fourth tour singles title in seven months as the Russian beat Marton Fucsovics 7-6 (4), 6-4 in...

‘I was down’: Federer had hard time before 2nd knee surgery

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DOHA, Qatar — Roger Federer never seriously contemplated retirement while he was away from the tennis tour for more than a year. He did...

Kvitova beats Muguruza 6-2, 6-1 to win Qatar Open

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DOHA, Qatar — Petra Kvitova won her first title since 2019 as she swept past Garbiñe Muguruza 6-2, 6-1 to win the Qatar Open...