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Blake wins twice to reach Pilot Pen semis

NEW HAVEN, Conn., Aug. 23 (UPI) -- James Blake won two matches Thursday to battle his way into the semifinals of the Pilot Pen at New Haven, Conn.

Defending champion wins at Pilot Pen

NEW HAVEN, Conn., Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Defending champion Nikolay Davydenko moved into the quarterfinals Wednesday at the Pilot Pen, a final tune-up for the U.S. Open.

Andreev surprises Gasquet in quarterfinals

GSTAAD, Switzerland, July 13 (UPI) -- Igor Andreev pulled off an upset Friday, eliminating defending champion and Wimbledon semifinalist Richard Gasquet at the Swiss Open.

Gasquet top seed left in Swiss Open

GSTAAD, Switzerland, July 12 (UPI) -- Richard Gasquet Thursday reached the quarterfinals of the Allianz Suisse Open with a 6-3, 6-4, win over Kristof Vliegen.

Rain disrupts tennis in Nottingham

NOTTINGHAM, England, June 21 (UPI) -- Ivo Karlovic won the only quarterfinal match completed Thursday as rain disrupted play at the Nottingham Open in Nottingham, England.

Mathieu takes Grand Prix Hassan II

CASABLANCA, Morocco, April 29 (UPI) -- Eighth seed Paul-Henri Mathieu of France beat Spain's Albert Montanes, 6-1, 6-1, Sunday, to win the Grand Prix Hassan II at Casablanca, Morocco.

Mathieu, Montanes in Casablanca final

CASABLANCA, Morocco, April 28 (UPI) -- Eighth seed Paul-Henri Mathieu and qualifier Albert Montanes were semifinal winners Saturday at the $400,000 Grand Prix Hassan II in Casablanca, Morocco.

Hrbaty, Acasuso advance in Casablanca

CASABLANCA, Morocco, April 24 (UPI) -- Top seeds Dominik Hrbaty and Jose Acasuso won their first-round matches Tuesday at Grand Prix Hassan II tennis.

Ginepri leads winners at Indian Wells

INDIAN WELLS, Calif., March 11 (UPI) -- American Robby Ginepri was a first-round winner Saturday at the Pacific Life Open Tennis Tournament at Indian Wells, Calif.

Grosjean beats Mathieu in Grand Prix

LYON, France, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Sixth-seeded Sebastien Grosjean of France beat countryman Paul-Henri Mathieu in straight sets Monday at the Grand Prix de Tennis de Lyon.

Massu, Moya advance in Amersfoort

AMERSFOORT, Netherlands, July 19 (UPI) -- Nicolas Massu and former French Open champion Carlos Moya of Spain were winners Wednesday at the Dutch Open Tennis Tournament in Amersfoort, Netherlands.

Mathieu, Djokovic win Dutch openers

AMERSFOORT, Netherlands, July 17 (UPI) -- Second-seeded Frenchman Paul-Henri Mathieu and third-seeded Serbian Novak Djokovic were among Monday's first-round winners at the Dutch Open.

Gaudio advances at Swiss Open championship

GSTAAD, Switzerland, July 11 (UPI) -- Defending Swiss Open champ Gaston Gaudio downed Brazil's Marcos Daniel, 7-6 (7-4), 6-2, in the first round of the tournament at Gstaad, Switzerland.

Nadal, Ljubicic advance at Marseilles

MARSEILLES, France, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Rafael Nadal and Ivan Ljubicic were among Thursday's second-round winners at the Open 13 tennis tournament in Marseilles, France.

Olympic Medal: Snowboarding Cross

BARDONECCHIA, Italy, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Seth Wescott of the United States won the Olympic gold medal Thursday in snowboarding cross, an event being contested for the first time.

Davydenko, Kiefer to quarters in Aus. Open

MELBOURNE, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Russian Nikolay Davydenko fought back from a two-set deficit to outlast Dominik Hrbaty in a fourth-round match during Monday's play at the 2006 Australian Open. The fifth-seeded Davydenko was down 6-4, 6-4 to the 12th-seeded Slovakian before rallying the

Federer wins again at Melbourne

MELBOURNE, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Roger Federer, the men's No. 1 seed, beat Max Mirnyi, 6-3, 6-4, 6-3, Saturday in the third round of the Australian Open at Melbourne.

Henman, Grosjean, Haas win in Madrid

MADRID, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- Briton Tim Henman, Frenchman Sebastien Grosjean and German Tommy Haas were among Monday's multi-national first-round winners at the Madrid Masters.

Top-seeded Puerta loses in Bucharest

BUCHAREST, Romania, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Argentine Mariano Puerta was upset Friday in the Romania Open quarterfinals by last year's runner-up Igor Andreev.

French Open runner-up advances in Romania

BUCHAREST, Romania, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- French Open runner-up Mariano Puerta of Argentina moved into the quarterfinals at the Romania Open Wednesday, but second-seeded Italian Filippo Volandri was ups

Acasuso, Mathieu advance at Bucharest

BUCHAREST, Romania, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- Defending champion Jose Acasuso of Argentina and Frenchman Paul-Henri Mathieu posted first-round wins Monday at the BCR Open Romania tennis tournament.

French diplomat killed in Haiti

PARIS, June 1 (UPI) -- France's honorary council to Haiti has been assassinated, the French Foreign Ministry announced Wednesday.

Mayer, Ferrer advance in Romania tennis

BUCHAREST, Romania, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Second-seeded Florian Mayer of Germany beat Arnaud Di Pasquale of France Thursday in the second round of the Romanian Open.

Defending champion Sanchez loses

BUCHAREST, Romania, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Defending champion David Sanchez of Spain was knocked out of the Romanian Open Wednesday by Jose Acasuso.

Agassi wins easily at Legg Mason

WASHINGTON, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- Andre Agassi Tuesday posted a straight-set win Tuesday in first-round action at the $500,000 Legg Mason Tennis Classic.
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