Tennis


Lucky loser Jarry stuns Alexander Zverev in Barcelona Open

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Alexander Zverev crashed out of the Barcelona Open in the second round on Tuesday, continuing his troubled start to 2019.

Mertens, Ostapenko bow out of Stuttgart Open in first round

(Reuters) - Belgium's Elise Mertens and Latvia's Jelena Ostapenko were among Tuesday's first round exits at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart on a day where other high-profile players withdrew without playing a single match.

Elbow injury forces Anderson to skip clay season

(Reuters) - Kevin Anderson has pulled out of all clay tournaments this season, including next month's French Open, to give himself time to recover from an elbow injury, the South African said on Tuesday.

Hip injury forces Halep to pull out of Stuttgart Open

(Reuters) - World number two Simona Halep said she has been forced to withdraw from the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart after suffering a hip injury in the Fed Cup over the weekend.

Home favourite Granollers beaten, Verdasco advances

MADRID (Reuters) - Home favourite Marcel Granollers was the main casualty on the opening day of the Barcelona Open as the tournament got underway amidst murky, grey skies in Catalonia.

France reach sixth Fed Cup final with win over Romania

ROUEN, France (Reuters) - Caroline Garcia and Kristina Mladenovic led France to their sixth Fed Cup final as they won the doubles to seal the two-time champions' dramatic 3-2 victory over Romania in their semi-final on Sunday.

Fognini lands maiden Masters title in Monte Carlo

MONTE CARLO (Reuters) - Flamboyant Italian Fabio Fognini followed up his shock victory over Rafael Nadal with a 6-3 6-4 final win over Serbian Dusan Lajovic to claim his maiden Masters title in Monte Carlo on Sunday.

Tennis - Barty guides Australia into Fed Cup final

SYDNEY (Reuters) - World number nine Ashleigh Barty continued her recent strong run of form and guided Australia to their first Fed Cup final since 1993 with a 3-2 victory over Belarus in Brisbane on Sunday.

France and Romania level at 1-1 in Fed Cup semi

ROUEN, France (Reuters) - Caroline Garcia kept her composure to beat Mihaela Buzarnescu 6-3 6-3 and bring France level at 1-1 with Romania in their Fed Cup semi-final after Simona Halep outclassed Kristina Mladenovic 6-3 6-1 in the opening singles on Saturday.

Nadal blown away by Fognini in Monte Carlo semis

MONTE CARLO (Reuters) - Rafa Nadal suffered a shock 6-4 6-2 semi-final defeat against flamboyant Italian Fabio Fognini at the Monte Carlo Masters on Saturday, showing rare signs of weakness five weeks before the French Open.