Category: Sport

Nishioka rallies past Millman at Delray Beach Open – NBC Sports

Yoshihito Nishioka rallied past No. 5-seeded John Millman 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 on the opening day of the Delray Beach Open on Monday. It was Millman’s first match since a wrenching loss to Roger Federer at the Australian Open last month. Wild card Ryan Harrison of the United States joined Nishioka in the second round by […]

Sofia Kenin loses opening match in Dubai

Australian Open champion Sofia Kenin lost her opening match at the Dubai Championships on Tuesday as Elena Rybakina rallied to beat the American 6-7 (2), 6-3, 6-3. The fifth-seeded Kenin was playing her first WTA Tour event since earning her maiden Grand Slam title and then helping the United States reach the Fed Cup final. […]

Clijsters loses to Muguruza during return to WTA Tour – NBC Sports

Kim Clijsters’ first WTA Tour match since 2012 ended with a 6-2, 7-6 (6) loss to Garbine Muguruza at the Dubai Championships on Monday. The 36-year-old Clijsters is making a second comeback – this time after more than seven years away from professional tennis – but was broken in the opening game against Muguruza, a […]

China forfeits Davis Cup tie in Romania due to virus

China forfeited a Davis Cup tie on Tuesday because its men’s tennis team cannot travel to Romania next month. The International Tennis Federation cited “increased restrictions in response to the current coronavirus outbreak” for the decision. China was to play in Piatra Neamt, Romania, on March 6-7 in a World Group I playoff. The ITF […]

Norway’s Casper Ruud wins 1st title at Argentina Open

Norwegian Casper Ruud clinched his first title by beating lucky loser Pedro Sousa 6-1, 6-4 in the Argentina Open final on Sunday. The 21-year-old Ruud didn’t face a break point in his nine service games and broke his Portuguese opponent three times. Eighth-seeded Ruud reached the final in Buenos Aires after beating Argentine Juan Ignacio […]

Barcelona ends contract with company accused of fake posts

Barcelona has ended its contract with a company that made negative comments on social media about people within the club. Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu said Tuesday the decision was made after the club found out that one of its service providers used an account to make “inadequate” comments about people in the club. He did […]

Verdasco out of Rio Open; 3rd seed Garin advances – NBC Sports

Spain’s Fernando Verdasco was eliminated by Pablo Andujar in the first round of the Rio Open on Monday. The 36-year-old Verdasco lost 6-3, 6-3 to his countryman. Top seed and Australian Open finalist Dominic Thiem of Austria will play his first match on Tuesday against Brazilian Felipe Meligeni Alves. Third seeded Christian Garin of Chile […]