Tennis

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Sixth-seeded Angelique Kerber needed less than an hour to beat Barbora Strycova of the Czech Republic 6-2, 6-1 Tuesday in the first round of the Dubai Championships. Fifth-seeded Caroline Garcia of France also advanced, beating Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic 6-3, 7-5. Kerber was broken in the opening game
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UNIONDALE, N.Y. — Second-seeded Sam Querrey advanced to the New York Open semifinals, beating Ivo Karlovic of Croatia 7-6 (5), 7-6 (4) on Friday at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Querrey, the 30-year-old American seeking his 11th ATP Tour title, will face fourth-seeded Adrian Mannarino of France, a 7-5, 2-6, 6-3 winner over Spain’s Adrian Menendez-Maceiras.
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8:48 PM ET Peter BodoTennis Close Peter Bodo has been covering tennis for over 35 years, mostly recently for ESPN. He is a former WTA Writer of the Year and the author of numerous books, including the classic “The Courts of Babylon” and the New York Times bestseller (with Pete Sampras), “A Champion’s Mind.” UNIONDALE,
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ROTTERDAM, Netherlands — David Goffin of Belgium eased into the quarterfinals of the ABN AMRO tournament on Wednesday by defeating Feliciano Lopez 6-1, 6-3. Goffin had nine aces and dropped just two points behind his first serve to extend his unbeaten record against Lopez to 3-0. The seventh-ranked Goffin, who dispatched Nicolas Mahut in straight
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