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Tomic Leads Australia Past Czechs

Bernard Tomic beat Lukas Rosol in straight sets to give Australia an unbeatable 3-1 lead over the Czech Republic in their Davis Cup World Group first round tie in Ostrava on Sunday. In a clash of the teams’ number-one players, Tomic, the 22-year-old world number 38, saw off 29-year-old Rosol, ranked 31, 7-6 (7/4), 6-3, 7-6 (7/5) in two hours ...

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Wozniacki Clinches Malaysia Open

Carloine Wozniacki secured her first title in 2015 with a three-set victory over Alexandra Dulgheru in the Malaysian Open final. The Danish top seed fought back after losing the first set to win 4-6 6-2 6-1 in one hour and 50 minutes. The former world number one conceded a service break in the third game to lose the first set ...

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Kazakhstan Stun Italy To Reach Quarters

Aleksandr Nedovyesov won a marathon five-setter as hosts Kazakhstan squeezed into the Davis Cup quarterfinals with a tight 3-2 win over Italy in Almaty on Sunday. Nedovyesov, 28, sealed the winning rubber against Fabio Fognini 7-6 (7/5), 3-6, 4-6, 6-3, 7-5 after Mikhail Kukushkin earlier beat Andreas Seppi 7-6 (10/8), 6-0, 6-4. Kazakhstan had trailed overnight after Fognini and Simone ...

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