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DUBAI, Feb 19 (Reuters) - Former world number one Caroline Wozniacki strolled into the second round of the Dubai tennis championships by beating Lucie Safarova 6-2 6-2 on Tuesday after Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka withdrew due to a foot injury.
Feb 18 (Reuters) - Marin Cilic struggled early before finding his rhythm as the top seed ground out a 4-6 6-2 6-3 victory over friend and Croatian compatriot Ivan Dodig in the first round of the Memphis International on Monday.
Feb 18 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Memphis International Men's Singles Round 1 matches on Monday 1-Marin Cilic (Croatia) beat Ivan Dodig (Croatia) 4-6 6-2 6-3 Rhyne Williams (U.S.) beat Steve Johnson (U.S.) 7-6(4) 6-4 Lukasz Kubot (Poland) beat Ryan Harrison (U.S.) 6-4 6-7(4) 7-6(2)
DUBAI, Feb 19 (Reuters) - Former French Open champion Ana Ivanovic beat Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-3 7-6 in the first round of the Dubai tennis championships on Monday while U.S. teenager Sloane Stephens was eliminated in three sets to cap a miserable debut trip to the Gulf.
Feb 18 (Reuters) - ATP World Tour rankings on Monday (last week's positions in brackets): 1. (1) Novak Djokovic (Serbia) 12960 points 2. (2) Roger Federer (Switzerland) 9855 3. (3) Andy Murray (Scotland) 8480 4. (4) David Ferrer (Spain) 6865 5. (5) Rafa Nadal (Spain) 5755 6. (6) Tomas Berdych (Czech Republic) 4485 7. (7) Juan Martin Del Potro (Argentina) 4410 8. (8) Jo-Wilfried Tso
SAN JOSE, California, Feb 17 (Reuters) - The U.S. tennis community mourned the loss of another ATP tournament on Sunday when the San Jose Open packed up and headed to Brazil after 125 years in California.
SAN JOSE, California Feb 17 (Reuters) - Canada's Milos Raonic beat Tommy Haas 6-4 6-3 on Sunday to win his third straight San Jose Open title and bring the final curtain down on the second oldest men's professional tournament in the United States.
SAO PAULO, Feb 17 (Reuters) - Rafa Nadal's comeback from a seven-month injury layoff gathered pace as he brushed aside Argentine David Nalbandian 6-2 6-3 to win the Brazil Open on Sunday, his first title since the 2012 French Open.