Williams, Stephens give US 2-0 Fed Cup lead over Poland

Associated Press KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — Venus Williams beat Paula Kania 7-5, 6-2, and Sloane Stephens beat Magda Linette, 6-2 6-4 on Saturday to give the U.S. a 2-0 lead over Poland after the opening day of their Fed Cup first round.

  • Tennis: French to the fore as Federer … AFP - 2 hours 48 minutes ago

    A squad of Frenchman will attempt to rescue the Rotterdam World Tennis tournament starting on Monday as the indoor event tries to recover from the injury absence of drawcard Roger Federer. Federer's freak knee accident -- reportedly as he played with his children last Saturday in a Melbourne park following his semi-final loss to Novak Djokovic -- has caused major repercussions at the Dutch tournament which usually draws at least one world-class headliner. In addition, the 32-man field is populated by four other compatriots, including third seed Gilles Simon, fifth seed Gael Monfils and number seven Benoit Paire.

  • Hopes ‘South Asian Games’ for 18 from … The Indian Express Online Media Private Limited - 2 hours 53 minutes ago
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    Minutes after Nasir Iqbal, Pakistan’s No.1 ranked squash player, won his quarterfinal against Nepal’s Arhan Keshar Simha, he was at court No.3 keeping a close watch on how his compatriot Farhan Zaman’s match was progressing. When Zaman was having trouble with a sore ankle, Iqbal attended to it between games while also passing on tips. Iqbal and senior player Sheik Shakib have taken on the unofficial role of mentors at the 12th South Asian Games because the Pakistan men and women’s teams have arrived here without their coaches.

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  • Football: French to the fore as Federer … AFP - 3 hours ago

    A squad of Frenchman will attempt to rescue the Rotterdam World Tennis tournament starting on Monday as the indoor event tries to recover from the injury absence of drawcard Roger Federer. Federer's freak knee accident - reportedly as he played with his children last Saturday in a Melbourne park following his semi-final loss to Nova Djokovic - has caused major repercussions at the Dutch tournament which usually draws at least one world-class headliner. In addition, the 32-man field is populated by four other compatriots, including third seed Gilles Simon, fifth seed Gael Monfils and number seven Benoit Paire.

  • Tennis: Record-breaking Dutch stun Russia, … AFP - 3 hours ago

    The Netherlands took a shock 2-0 lead over Russia in the Fed Cup on Saturday on the back of a four-hour win for Richel Hogenkamp against Svetlana Kuznetsova in the tournament's longest ever singles rubber. Hogenkamp, the world number 141, survived a match point to win 7-6 (7/4), 5-7, 10-8 against world number 17 Kuznetsova, a former two-time Grand Slam champion in the World Group tie in Moscow.

  • Tennis: Fed Cup results - collated AFP - 4 hours ago

    Fed Cup results on Saturday:

  • Tennis: Fed Cup results - 2nd updat … AFP - 5 hours ago

    Latest Fed Cup results on Saturday:

  • Tennis: ATP Ecuador Open results -  … AFP - 6 hours ago

    Results from the sixth day of the Ecuador Open in Quito on Saturday (x denotes seeded player):

  • Tennis: Fed Cup results - 1st updat … AFP - 6 hours ago

    Latest Fed Cup results on Saturday:

  • Tennis: ATP Ecuador Open results AFP - 8 hours ago

    Results from the sixth day of the Ecuador Open in Quito on Saturday (x denotes seeded player):

  • Tennis: ATP Sofia Open results AFP - 9 hours ago

    Results from the fifth day of the ATP Sofia Open on Friday (x denotes seeding):

  • Tennis: Fed Cup results AFP - 10 hours ago

    Latest Fed Cup results on Saturday:

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  • Shillong leg of SAG opens with glittering … IANS - 10 hours ago

    Athletes from eight South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) nations paraded before the spectators in the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium. Shillong, which is co-hosting the multi-national games with Guwahati, is hosting the eight disciples - women's football, badminton, wushu, judo, archery, table tennis, boxing and taekwondo. "The South Asian Games will bring harmony, friendship, cooperation and unity to all South Asian nations.

  • Tennis: ATP Montpellier Open results … AFP - 10 hours ago

    Results from the sixth day of the ATP Montpellier Open on Saturday (x denotes seeding):

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