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Kvitova falls in big upset in Stuttgart first round

Ana Ivanovic needed just an hour to knock Sabine Lisicki out of the Porsche Grand Prix.

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STUTTGART, Germany (AP) – Alisa Kleybanova defeated third-seeded Petra Kvitova 6-2, 7-6 (3) to provide the first major upset at the Porsche Grand Prix on Wednesday.


The 102nd-ranked Kleybanova rallied from 5-3 down in the second set to beat her Czech opponent. It was the Russian’s first victory against a top-10 player since winning her battle against Hodgkin’s lymphoma, which kept her out between May 2011 and March 2012.

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Daily Bagel: Ranking Nadal’s clay-court losses

The Daily Bagel is your dose of the interesting reporting, writing and quipping from around the Internet.

• Video: Highlights from Maria Sharapova’s 7-6 (5), 6-7 (5), 7-6 (2) victory over Lucie Safarova in Stuttgart that took three hours and 24 minutes.

• Ed McGrogan of Tennis.com ranks, by magnitude, Rafael Nadal’s 12 clay losses since 2005. It’s no surprise that his only loss at the French Open, against Robin Soderling in 2009, tops the list.

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Sharapova survives first-round test in Stuttgart

Maria Sharapova was on court for three hours and 24 minutes against Lucie Safarova.

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STUTTGART, Germany (AP) – Defending champion Maria Sharapova survived a first-round scare at the Porsche Grand Prix by defeating Lucie Safarova 7-6(5), 6-7(5), 7-6(2) on Tuesday.


The sixth-seeded Sharapova needed three hours, 24 minutes for her 100th clay victory, three days after her 27th birthday.

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ATP rankings: Raonic rises to career-high No. 9

 ATP rankings: Raonic rises to career high No. 9

Milos Raonic has achieved a career-high ranking this week. (Julian Finney/Getty Images)

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U.S. down to Fed Cup World Group II after loss

Caroline Garcia won both singles matches and joined Virginie Razzano to win the doubles match against the U.S.

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ST. LOUIS (AP) – Caroline Garcia is still trying to figure out her recent success.


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Sharapova, Nadal looking to get back on track

 Sharapova, Nadal looking to get back on track

Maria Sharapova owns Stuttgart, but she’s been uncharacteristically off heading into the Porsche. (Michael E. Keating/AP)

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Roger Federer vs. Stanislas Wawrinka: Monte Carlo final live analysis

 Roger Federer vs. Stanislas Wawrinka: Monte Carlo final live analysis

Roger Federer (left) and Stanislas Wawrinka are meeting for the first time this year. (Getty Images)

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