Sloane Stephens will be first up for the United States when it battles visiting France this weekend in a best-of-five Fed Cup World Group playoff.

Rafael Nadal's mastery of the Monte Carlo clay courts seems to be over.

Top-seeded Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia rallied to beat Zarina Diyas of Kazakhstan 4-6, 6-2, 6-4 Friday and reach the semifinals of the Malaysian Open.

Top-seeded world No. 10 star Dominika Cibulkova was a hard-fought quarterfinal winner Friday at the Malaysian Open tennis event.

David Ferrer stunned eight-time champion Rafael Nadal in a quarterfinal Friday at the $4 million Monte Carlo Masters tennis event.

Two nations that have combined to win the last five Fed Cup titles will square off this weekend when reigning champion Italy takes on the 2011 and 2012 champion Czech Republic in a best- of-five semifinal in Ostrava.

Top-ranked Rafael Nadal lost to Spanish compatriot David Ferrer 7-6 (1), 6-4 in the quarterfinals on Friday, his earliest exit at the Monte Carlo Masters in 11 years.

The Fed Cup semifinal between host Australia and Germany will commence Saturday with a singles rubber between former U.S. Open champion Samantha Stosur and former top-10 star Andrea Petkovic.

Stanislas Wawrinka reached his first semifinals since winning the Australian Open after beating eighth-seeded Milos Raonic of Canada 7-6 (5), 6-2 at the Monte Carlo Masters on Friday.

Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic will face Sara Errani of defending champion Italy in the opening singles of their Fed Cup semifinal on Saturday.

Britain will be without its top female player at Wimbledon after Laura Robson announced she is having surgery on her injured left wrist.

It's been a while since we've talked about a young rising Italian women's tennis star, but things may be changing, thanks to Camila Giorgi.

Top seed Dominika Cibulkova was an easy second-round winner Thursday at the Malaysian Open tennis event.

Top-seeded Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia needed just over an hour to beat Su-Wei Hsieh of Taiwan 6-1, 6-2 Thursday to reach the quarterfinals of Malaysian Open.

Defending champion Novak Djokovic raced into the Monte Carlo Masters quarterfinals in dispatching Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain 6-0, 6-1 in 47 minutes on Thursday.

Eight-time champion Rafael Nadal and three-time runner-up Roger Federer were a pair of easy second-round winners Wednesday at the $4 million Monte Carlo Masters tennis event.

Roger Federer is prepared to skip tournaments — including possibly the French Open — to be with his wife when she gives birth again.

Zarina Diyas of Kazakhstan reached her first WTA quarterfinals in two years by defeating Italian qualifier Giulia Gatto-Monticone 6-1, 6-4 in the second round of the Malaysian Open on Wednesday.

Roger Federer was happier than eight-time champion Rafael Nadal after their straight-sets wins to reach the Monte Carlo Masters third round on Wednesday.

A pair of top-three seeds, Zhang Shuai and reigning champion Karolina Pliskova, were among Tuesday's first-round winners at the Malaysian Open tennis event.

Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic made a winning start to her defense of the Malaysian Open title by easing past Aleksandra Krunic 6-2, 6-2 in the first round on Tuesday.

Novak Djokovic began the defense of his Monte Carlo Masters title in flamboyant style Tuesday, taking only 45 minutes to beat Albert Montanes 6-1, 6-0 and maintain his perfect record against the Spaniard.

Prize money at the French Open will rise to more than 25 million euros ($34.5 million) this year, an increase of 3 million euros ($4.1 million) from last year.

Tennis Hall of Famer Peter Sampras has been named tennis pro emeritus at The Greenbrier.

Tenth seed Fabio Fognini was a hard-fought opening-round winner Monday at the $4 million Monte Carlo Masters tennis event.

Only one-of-four matches was completed on a rainy Monday at the Malaysian Open tennis event.

Tenth-seeded Fabio Fognini of Italy and 11th-seeded Tommy Robredo of Spain reached the second round of the Monte Carlo Masters in contrasting fashion on Monday.

Fernando Verdasco topped Nicolas Almagro in the all-Spanish final of the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championship.

Fernando Verdasco won the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championship on Sunday for his sixth ATP World Tour title and first since 2010, beating Spanish countryman Nicolas Almagro 6-3, 7-6 (4).

Alize Cornet saved a match point before beating Camila Giorgi of Italy 7-6 (3), 5-7, 7-5 Sunday in a three-hour final to win the Katowice Open for her fourth career WTA title.

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