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Shapovalov’s clay-court campaign begins with 1st-round loss

MONACO (AP) — Denis Shapovalov’s clay-court campaign got off to a poor start as he lost 5-7, 6-3, 6-1 to Jan-Lennard Struff in the first round of the Monte Carlo Masters on Monday. The 20-year-old Shapovalov arrived after a good run on hard courts at the Miami Open, where he lost to Roger Federer in the semifinals. But the Monte Carlo clay got the better of the big-hitting Canadian, seeded 15th. The unseeded German picked apart his serve, converting six of 16 break points. Struff next faces Grigor Dimitrov of…

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‘Drama queen?’ Teen Andreescu beats Kerber again at Miami

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Indian Wells champion Bianca Andreescu beat Angelique Kerber for the second time in a week, and the result left hard feelings. Andreescu reached the fourth round of the Miami Open, winning 6-4, 4-6, 6-1 in a match that ended early Sunday. Andreescu took a medical timeout after seven games to receive treatment on her right arm. “Biggest drama queen ever,” Kerber told Andreescu while offering only a brusque handshake following the match. Andreescu, an 18-year-old Canadian, defeated Kerber in the Indian Wells final for her…

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Venus advances in straight sets at Indian Wells

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) — Venus Williams is turning back her own clock at the BNP Paribas Open, moving into the fourth round with a 6-2, 7-5 victory over qualifier Christina McHale. Williams is seeking her 50th career WTA Tour title in the desert, where she has never won the event. And at 38, she’s showing vintage form despite not playing very often. Ranked 36th in the world, Williams endured three sets in her first two matches. She rallied past Andrea Petkovic in the opening round and followed up by…

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