Lasers beat Freedoms to win 1st World Team Tennis title
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Miomir Kecmanovic beat Kevin King 5-3 in men's singles to give the Springfield Lasers their first World Team Tennis championship, beating the Philadelphia Freedoms 19-18 in the finals Sunday.
Women's MVP Taylor Townsend had given Philadelphia a 15-14 lead with a 5-2 win over Springfield's Vania King heading into the final match.
Springfield had lost in five finals over 23 years and was 0-3 against Philadelphia this season.
Frantangelo upsets Tomic 6-2, 6-2 in BNP Paribas Open
INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) — American Bjorn Fratangelo upset Australia's Bernard Tomic 6-2, 6-2 on Thursday in the first round of the BNP Paribas Open.
Ranked 112th, Fratangelo advanced to face No. 14 Tomas Berdych.
Adrian Mannarino outlasted Juan Monaco 6-3, 6-7 (5), 6-1, and Darian King topped Nikoloz Basilashvili 7-5, 7-5.
Agnieszka Radwanska reaches quarterfinals at Shenzhen Open
SHENZHEN, China (AP) — Defending champion Agnieszka Radwanska reached the quarterfinals of the Shenzhen Open on Tuesday with a 6-0, 6-3 win over Sorana Cirstea.
The top-seeded Pole broke Cirstea six times, a day after being forced to save three match points in a lengthy three-set win over Chinese wild-card entry Duan Ying-ying.
Radwanska will next face Alison Riske of the United States, the player she beat in last year's final. Riske advanced by beating Tsvetlana Pironkova on Bulgaria 6-1, 6-1.
In front of Beyonce, Serena Williams not happy with Open win
NEW YORK (AP) — Maybe Serena Williams simply wanted to put on a better show for her pal Beyonce.
Looking rather displeased with herself at times, including when she shook her head and smirked on the way to the net for a post-victory handshake Thursday night, Williams still managed to tie Martina Navratilova's professional-era women's record with her 306th career victory in Grand Slam matches.
Williams beat Vania King 6-3, 6-3 to reach the U.S. Open's third round.