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|Fed Cup: Germany beat Australia in semifinal (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: April 20, 2014, 1:40 am]
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) -- Germany sealed its place in the Fed Cup final by beating Australia, with Angelique Kerber clinching the victory with a three-set win over Sam Stosur on Sunday.
Fed Cup: Germany 3, Australia 0 (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: April 19, 2014, 11:35 pm]
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) -- Germany sealed its place in the Fed Cup final by taking an unbeatable 3-0 lead over Australia when Angelique Kerber beat Sam Stosur in three sets on Sunday.
France, United States tied at 1 in Fed Cup (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: April 19, 2014, 8:10 pm]
Madison Keys rallied for a three-set victory over Alize Cornet on Saturday, giving the United States a split of the opening two matches in its Fed Cup weekend against France. France's Caroline Garcia began the day with a 6-3, 6-2 victory over Sloane Stephens. The United States is playing without the Williams sisters in the World Group playoff on an indoor hard court at Saint Louis University. Serena Williams is taking a break and U.S. captain Mary Joe Fernandez said this month that Venus signed up for a tournament in Malaysia, not realizing that was the same week as the Fed Cup matches.
Federer beats injured Djokovic to reach final (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: April 19, 2014, 1:06 pm]
Roger Federer ousted defending Monte Carlo Masters champion Novak Djokovic 7-5, 6-2 Saturday, and the second-ranked Serb said he plans to take a break to let his injured wrist heal. Federer will try to win the event for the first time in an all-Swiss final against Stanislas Wawrinka, who defeated David Ferrer of Spain 6-1, 7-6 (3). How long, I don't know,'' Djokovic said.
Injured Djokovic out for 'some time' [BBC.co.uk Sports: April 19, 2014, 11:39 am]
World number two Novak Djokovic says he needs to let his injured wrist heal after losing to Roger Federer in Monte Carlo.
Novak Djokovic faces spell out with wrist injury (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: April 19, 2014, 10:06 am]
MONACO (AP) -- Six-time Grand Slam champion Novak Djokovic will take a break from tennis to treat his sore right wrist.
Cibulkova to play Vekic in Malaysian Open final (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: April 19, 2014, 10:03 am]
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Top-seeded Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia overcame a fighting Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic 6-7 (3), 6-3, 6-3 in the semifinals of the Malaysian Open on Saturday.
Federer beats Djokovic to reach Monte Carlo final (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: April 19, 2014, 9:19 am]
Roger Federer oused defending Monte Carlo Masters champion Novak Djokovic 7-5, 6-2 on Saturday to set up an all-Swiss final against Stanislas Wawrinka. The fourth-seeded Federer entered the tournament only after accepting a wild card invitation, having missed the two previous editions, and he bids to win it for the first time after losing three consecutive finals to eight-time champion Rafael Nadal from 2006-08. Wawrinka progressed after beating Spaniard David Ferrer 6-1, 7-6 (3).
Czech Republic leads Italy 2-0 in Fed Cup semis (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: April 19, 2014, 9:17 am]
The Czech Republic took a commanding 2-0 lead over defending champion Italy in their Fed Cup semifinal Saturday after Lucie Safarova and Petra Kvitova won the opening singles matches in straight sets. Safarova gave the Czechs a 1-0 lead by upsetting Sara Errani 6-4, 6-1, and Kvitova used her powerful serve and forehand to follow up with a 6-4, 6-2 win over Camila Giorgi to put the hosts one win away from the final against Australia or Germany.
Federer beats Djokovic to reach final [BBC.co.uk Sports: April 19, 2014, 9:03 am]
Roger Federer reaches his fourth Monte Carlo Masters final with victory over defending champion Novak Djokovic.
Poland and Spain split points for 1-1 in Fed Cup (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: April 19, 2014, 7:20 am]
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) -- Agnieszka Radwanska beat Silvia Soler-Espinosa to give Poland the first point of its Fed Cup World Group playoff against Spain on Saturday, only for sister Urszula Radwanska to surrender a one-set lead and lose to Maria-Teresa Torro-Flor.
Germany take charge against Australia [BBC.co.uk Sports: April 19, 2014, 4:52 am]
Andrea Petkovic and Angelique Kerber give Germany a 2-0 lead over Australia in their Fed Cup semi-final in Brisbane.
Fed Cup: Germany leads Australia 2-0 in semifinal (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: April 19, 2014, 1:16 am]
Andrea Petkovic and Angelique Kerber had straight-set wins on Saturday to give Germany a 2-0 lead over Australia in their Fed Cup semifinal and primed to reach its first final in 21 years. Petkovic opened with a 6-1, 7-6 (7) win over Sam Stosur while top-ranked German player Kerber had little difficulty beating Casey Dellacqua 6-1, 6-0 in 51 minutes on outdoor hard courts at Pat Rafter Arena. Ashleigh Barty and Dellacqua, who reached three Grand Slam doubles finals last year, are expected to play doubles for Australia.
Nadal loses in quarterfinals in Monte Carlo (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: April 18, 2014, 10:19 am]
Rafael Nadal's mastery of the Monte Carlo clay courts seems to be over. 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. This was his first loss on clay to Ferrer since 2004, and the 13-time Grand Slam champion said he is still trying to find his best form after a disappointing loss to Stanislas Wawrinka in the Australian Open final.
Cibulkova reaches Malaysian Open semis (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: April 18, 2014, 9:53 am]
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.
Nadal loses to Ferrer in Monte Carlo [BBC.co.uk Sports: April 18, 2014, 8:16 am]
World number one Rafael Nadal is beaten 7-6 6-4 by David Ferrer in the quarter-finals of the Monte Carlo Masters.
Nadal ousted by Ferrer in Monte Carlo quarters (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: April 18, 2014, 7:26 am]
Rafael Nadal lost to Spanish compatriot David Ferrer 7-6 (1), 6-4 in the quarterfinals on Friday, his earliest exit at the Monte Carlo Masters in 11 years. While he beat Nadal just last year, Ferrer hadn't defeated Nadal on clay since 2004. A day after becoming the 11th man in the Open era to reach 300 wins on clay, Nadal committed 44 unforced errors and was broken four times in the face of Ferrer's relentless attack. Nadal won eight consecutive Monte Carlo titles from 2005-12 before he lost last year's final to Novak Djokovic.
Wawrinka beats Raonic to reach Monte Carlo semis (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: April 18, 2014, 7:11 am]
Stanislas Wawrinka reached his first semifinals since winning the Australian Open after beating eighth-seeded Milos Raonic of Canada 7-6 (5), 6-2 at the Monte Carlo Masters on Friday. The third-seeded Wawrinka reached the semis five years ago, losing to Novak Djokovic. He faces either eight-time champion Rafael Nadal or sixth-seeded David Ferrer. ''I know I am supposed to be among the favorites, but every time I play a match I am in the state of mind of a challenger who is trying to win an additional match,'' said Wawrinka, who went out in the third round of Masters events at Indian Wells and Key Biscayne.
Safarova opens Fed Cup for Czechs against Errani (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: April 18, 2014, 5:12 am]
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.
Nadal brings up 300th clay win [BBC.co.uk Sports: April 17, 2014, 3:03 pm]
Rafael Nadal earns his 300th career victory on clay by beating Andreas Seppi 6-1 6-3 at the Monte Carlo Masters.