Men’s Tennis champions : 17 Week 2013

Ball of Timelessness

NADAL

BEATS

ALMAGRO

FOR

EIGHTH BARCELONA TITLE

BARCELONA, Spain — Rafael Nadal won the Barcelona Open for the eighth time Sunday after seeing off Nicolas Almagro 6-4, 6-3 in the final.

It was Nadal’s 54th career title and fourth this year, having made six straight finals after returning from a knee injury that had kept him off the courts since last summer.

The title came one week after Nadal’s eight-year reign at Monte Carlo ended in a loss to top-ranked Novak Djokovic.

“I am very happy,” Nadal said. “It has been an important week for me to win here again and a great source of joy after everything I have been through.”

Nadal has won 39 straight matches on the red clay at Real Club de Tenis, with his last loss coming 10 years ago to Spain’s Davis Cup captain, Alex Corretja. The 26-year-old Nadal won the tournament from 2005-09…

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women’s Tennis champions : 17 Week 2013

Ball of Timelessness

SCHIAVONE

BEATS

DOMINGUEZ LINO

TO

WIN GRAND PRIX SAR

MARRAKECH, Morocco — Francesca Schiavone of Italy beat Lourdes Dominguez Lino 6-1, 6-3 Sunday in the Grand Prix SAR final for the sixth title of her career and first since last year.

Schiavone, the 2010 French Open champion now ranked 48th, clinched her first title since winning the Strasbourg Open last May. She leads Dominguez Lino 4-1 in head-to-head meetings. The 32-year-old veterans first played each other 15 years ago on clay at Spoleto in Italy, with the Spaniard winning for the only time.

Dominguez Lino’s last title was in February 2011 at Bogota, Colombia.

SHARAPOVA

BEATS LI Na

TO

DEFEND HER

PORSCHE GP TITLE

STUTTGART, Germany — Maria Sharapova beat Li Na 6-4, 6-3 on Sunday to defend her WTA Porsche Grand Prix title in a final that brought together the last two French Open champions.

The top-seeded Russian swept…

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