Ball of Timelessness

Novak Djokovic

Djokovic sends a message

Maria Sharapova

Sharapova draws first blood

Li Na

Li makes a winning return

Lleyton Hewit

Day 1 preview: A battle of wills

Sorana Cirstea

Cirstea makes light work of Vandeweghe

Lleyton Hewitt and Janko Tipsarevic

Preview: Tipsarevic v Hewitt

Julia Goerges

Goerges overcomes second-set stumble

Kei Nishikori

Happy memories fuel Nishikori’s belief

Samantha Stosur

Stosur passes first hurdle

Fernando Verdasco

Verdasco digs deep

Angelique Kerber

Kerber’s touch of class

Thomas Berdych

Berdych packs a punch

Jie Zheng

Zheng holds nerve to advance

Matthew Ebden

Ebden’s heartbreak as Youzhny survives

Marion Bartoli

Bartoli hangs tough

David Ferrer

All business for Ferrer

Tatsuma Ito

Ito and Millman go the distance

Fernando Verdasco

Twitter take over

Lleyton Hewitt

Hewitt’s early exit

Ana Ivanovic

Easy does it for Ana

Marcos Baghdatis

Baghdatis outlasts Ramos

Roger Federer

Preview: Federer v Paire

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SYDNEY, Australia – Agnieszka Radwanska blanked Dominika Cibulkova in the final of the Apia International Sydney on Friday, 60 60, the first double bagel WTA final since Québec City in 2006.

Cibulkova had a dream run to the final of the Premier-level tournament, taking out three Top 10 players at the same WTA event for the first time – Petra KvitovaSara Errani and Angelique Kerber.

But could the giant-killer keep that spree alive? The answer was no – Cibulkova held game points in four different games, but the No.1-seeded Radwanska fought them all off and seemingly broke the Slovak’s spirit in the second half of the match, winning 22 of the last 25 points to close the final out.

HOBART, Australia – Elena Vesnina got the monkey off her back Saturday, winning her first WTA title at the Moorilla Hobart International, ending a drought that saw her go 0-6 in her first…

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World No. 5 David Ferrer tied Roy Emerson’s record of four Auckland titles on Saturday, defeating second seed Philipp Kohlschreiber7-6(5), 6-1 in the Heineken Open final. It’s the second time Ferrer has won a tournament in three successive seasons, adding to his current run at the Abierto Mexicano Telcel in Acapulco (2010-2012).

Ferrer is the second repeat winner this season, joining Andy Murray, who successfully retained his Brisbane International crown. The triumph marks Ferrer’s 19th ATP World Tour title and he improved to 17-3 in finals against opposition ranked outside the Top 10.

“I’m really happy, because I did a new record for my career. It’s really nice to win one ATP tournament, but four times is very difficult,” said Ferrer. “I think the first set was the key. He served to win the first set, but he didn’t take his chance. I tried to fight for…

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BRISBANE, Australia — His voice cracking as he delivered his victory speech, an emotional Andy Murray dedicated his Brisbane International title to a sick friend.

Murray kicked off 2013 with a successful defence of his Brisbane title, holding off the up-and-coming Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov 7-6 (0), 6-4 on Sunday.

“I’d like to dedicate this victory to one of my best friends,” Murray said, moments after it seemed he’d finished his thank you list. “Thank you very much. He’s back home watching and, you’re going to get through.”

Janko Tipsarevic captured the Aircel Chennai Open title on his sixth visit to the ATP World Tour 250 hard-court tennis tournament.

The second-seeded Serbian defeated Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain 3-6, 6-1, 6-3 in one hour and 50 minutes on Sunday to lift his fourth ATP World Tour trophy (4-7 in finals).

Tipsarevic received a cheque for $69,500 and 250 Emirates ATP Rankings…

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