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Top-seeded Kerber coasts into Dubai quarters

Angelique Kerber saved all five break points against Monica Puig to advance to the quarterfinals at the Dubai Tennis Championships.

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Top-seeded Nishikori upset by Bellucci in Rio

Kei Nishikori, No. 5 in the ATP rankings, was eliminated from the Rio Open in the first round after a straight sets loss against home favorite Thomaz Bellucci.

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Del Potro, Raonic roll in Delray Beach opener

Top-seeded Milos Raonic opened with an easy win Tuesday in his first appearance at the Delray Beach Open, beating Tim Smyczek 6-1, 6-4. Juan Martin del Potro also advanced to the second round.

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Broady loses to Blinkova in Hungary

Naomi Broady suffered a disappointing loss to qualifier Anna Blinkova in the first round of the Hungarian Ladies Open in Budapest.

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Five reasons we love sports in 2017

Looking for something to love this Valentine's Day? We've got our hearts aflutter ranking our favorite sports moments from 2017. Want a hint? Serena and Venus are definitely on the list.

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Don't get carried away about Federer, Nadal

Fans surely will hope that Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal have regained their status as Grand Slam threats after their historic Australian Open showdown, but reality might not be so rosy.

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Nadal to rival Murray at Queen's

Rafael Nadal will return to Queen's Club in the summer, nine years after winning the event and his maiden Wimbledon title.

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Britain into Davis Cup QFs in dramatic fashion

Great Britain won their Davis Cup tie against Canada in dramatic fashion after teenager Denis Shapovalov was defaulted for hitting a ball into the face of umpire Arnaud Gabas.

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What does the Aussie Open tell us about 2017?

There's little surprise that a Williams sister was in the final and that two of the Big Four faced off in the men's title match. But here are some takeaways to consider for the upcoming season.

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17-year-old CiCi Bellis beats World No. 6 Agnieszka Radwanska 64 26 62 in Dubai. This is first career Top 10 win for the California native.

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Angelique Kerber continues her quest to return to No. 1 by avenging her Rio Olympic loss to Monica Puig with a 6-2 6-3 win in Dubai.

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In his first match of the 2017 season, Juan Martin del Potro defeats Kevin Anderson 6-4 6-4 in Delray Beach.

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Memphis finalist Nikoloz Basilashvili beats Tommy Haas 67(4) 76(8) 62 in Delray Beach. It was first full match for 38yo Haas since Oct. 2015

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Three Top 5 seeds ousted already today in Dubai: Mladenovic d (2) Ka. Pliskova Makarova d (3) Cibulkova K. Bondarenko d (5) Muguruza (ret.)