MOSCOW (AP) — Russia is returning to the top level of the Davis Cup for the first time since 2012 after beating Kazakhstan in a playoff Sunday.
Rain on Friday and bad light Saturday meant a packed schedule Sunday, which began with Kazakhstan's Mikhail Kukushkin beating Russian Evgeny Donskoy to level the match at 1-1. Russia took the lead in the doubles and sealed a 3-1 win when Andrei Kuznetsov beat Kukushin 6-1, 6-2, 6-2.
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Marat Safin enjoyed life as a tennis player, calling it like living in a rock n' roll band.
That fun-filled journey brought him to the pinnacle of his sport — induction into the International Tennis Hall of Fame.
Safin and Justine Henin were inducted on Saturday during a center-court ceremony on Newport's grass courts.
They were presented by Hall of Famers Jimmy Connors and Monica Seles.