Mattek-Sands completes comeback with Open title with Murray
NEW YORK (AP) — Bethanie Mattek-Sands got down on her right knee to hit a volley and landed unscathed on her right leg with each backhand.
Mattek-Sands never felt the searing pain at Flushing Meadows as she did when she was left crumpled on the court last year at Wimbledon, her plea to walk off on her own power rebuffed because her right kneecap had been so ruptured she would need a stretcher.
VARAZDIN, Croatia (AP) — Ivan Dodig and Nikola Mektic won their second Davis Cup doubles together from an early setback to put Croatia ahead of Kazakhstan 2-1 in the quarterfinals on Saturday.
Dodig and Mektic beat Timur Khabibulin and Aleksandr Nedovyesov 6-7 (2), 6-4, 6-4, 6-2 in three hours on indoor clay.
VARAZDIN, Croatia (AP) — Mikhail Kukushkin beat Borna Coric in 3 1/2 hours for Kazakhstan to tie with Croatia 1-1 in the Davis Cup quarterfinals on Friday.
Despite a much lower ranking, Kukushkin improved his record against Coric to 3-0 after winning 3-6, 7-6 (5), 6-4, 6-2.
Marin Cilic earned Croatia the first point by dispatching Dmitry Popko 6-2, 6-1, 6-2.
Davis Cup: Spain edges Croatia 3-2 to reach quarterfinals
OSIJEK, Croatia (AP) — Pablo Carreno Busta beat Nikola Mektic 7-6 (4), 6-1, 6-4 as Spain edged depleted Croatia to reach the quarterfinals of the Davis Cup on Sunday with a 3-2 victory.
Earlier Sunday, Roberto Bautista Agut defeated Croatia's Franko Skugor 6-1, 6-7 (4), 6-3, 7-6 (6) to put Spain level at 2-2 and send the match into the deciding rubber.
Croatia won the doubles on Saturday for a surprise 2-1 lead in the best-of-five series.