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TIANJIN, China | Garcia, Mertens cruise into Tianjin quarterfinals

TIANJIN, China  — Second-seeded Caroline Garcia of France moved into the Tainjin Open quarterfinals after defeating Chinese qualifier Zhang Yuxuan 6-3, 6-4 on Thursday. The 16th-ranked Garcia will play sixth-seeded Petra Martic of Croatia for a semifinal berth on Friday. Third-seeded Elise Mertens of Belgium also advanced by defeating Slovakian qualifier Jana Cepelova 6-2, 6-3. … Continue reading TIANJIN, China | Garcia, Mertens cruise into Tianjin quarterfinals

NEW YORK | Federer, Djokovic closing in on quarterfinal at US Open

NEW YORK — The U.S. Open is getting closer to a Roger Federer-Novak Djokovic quarterfinal showdown. Both play unseeded opponents in the round of 16 Monday at Arthur Ashe Stadium. Federer is a five-time U.S. Open champion and Djokovic has won the tournament twice. Djokovic is 27-0 in the U.S. Open against players ranked outside … Continue reading NEW YORK | Federer, Djokovic closing in on quarterfinal at US Open

LONDON | The Latest: Anderson through to first Wimbledon quarterfinal

LONDON — The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local): 6:55 p.m. Kevin Anderson advanced to his first Wimbledon quarterfinal after edging Gael Monfils 7-6 (4), 7-6 (2), 5-7, 7-6 (4). The eighth-seeded Anderson hit 20 aces on his way to setting up a last-eight meeting with defending champion Roger Federer. Anderson, who reached his first … Continue reading LONDON | The Latest: Anderson through to first Wimbledon quarterfinal

MOSCOW | Correction: WCup-Russia-Croatia story

MOSCOW — In a story July 5 about Russia and Croatia playing at the World Cup, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Alexander Golubev is a football coach in Kaltan. Golubev is a volleyball coach. A corrected version of the story is below: Russia’s confidence sky-high for Croatia quarterfinal Few Russian fans ever expected to … Continue reading MOSCOW | Correction: WCup-Russia-Croatia story