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(Reuters) - American Danielle Kang overcame flailing nerves to fire a three-under-par 69 in the final round and claim the inaugural LPGA Shanghai title by two-strokes on Sunday.
LONDON (Reuters) - Tennis’s marathon man John Isner has welcomed Wimbledon’s decision to introduce tiebreaks at 12-12 in the final set.
The American became something of a Wimbledon cult hero when beating France’s Nicolas Mahut 70-68 in the fifth set in 2010 - a record-breaking duel lasting 11 hours five minutes and spanning three days and in which the last set alone (eight hours 11 minutes) would have broken the previous longest-match record.
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Elina Svitolina had little time to celebrate her victory over Petra Kvitova at the WTA Finals on Sunday when the Ukrainian fell ill in the post-match news conference following her 6-3 6-3 triumph at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.
LONDON (Reuters) - A proposed £600 million ($784.14 million) sale of Wembley stadium that would have helped fund grass roots football in England collapsed because of “old men” who are “living in the past”, according to former Football Association chairman Greg Dyke.
ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - A medal winning Ethiopian Olympic runner, living in exile in the United States since making a protest gesture against government violence at the 2016 games, returned home on Sunday following a series of reforms in the East African nation.
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Karolina Pliskova was delighted to gain a modicum of revenge against Caroline Wozniacki at the WTA Finals on Sunday after the big-serving Czech opened her campaign with a 6-2 6-4 win over an opponent who knocked her out in the semi-finals a year ago.
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Big-serving Karolina Pliskova used her most potent weapon to damaging effect as she overwhelmed defending champion Caroline Wozniacki 6-2 6-4 in their opening round robin match of the WTA Finals at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on Sunday.
(Reuters) - Home favorite Karen Khachanov raced past Frenchman Adrian Mannarino 6-2 6-2 to claim his third career title at the Kremlin Cup in Moscow on Sunday.
World number 26 Khachanov, who was broken only once all week, dictated against Mannarino and lost just eight points on his serve to wrap up the victory in 55 minutes.
(Reuters) - Greek 20-year-old Stefanos Tsitsipas added another notch to a remarkable breakthrough season as he beat Latvia’s Ernests Gulbis 6-4 6-4 to win the Stockholm Open and claim a maiden ATP title on Sunday.
(Reuters) - British number one Kyle Edmund won the first ATP title of his career when he beat Gael Monfils of France 3-6 7-6(2) 7-6(4) in the final of the European Open in Antwerp on Sunday.
No. 3 seed Stefanos Tsitsipas won his first ATP title on Sunday, beating Latvian qualifier Ernests Gulbis 6-4, 6-4 in the final of the Intrum Stockholm Open in Sweden.
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel, the only man who can deny Lewis Hamilton a fifth Formula One championship, spun on the opening lap of what could be a decisive U.S.