Category: Tennis

Stosur, coach Taylor split after 6 years

Stosur, coach Taylor split after 6 years

SYDNEY (AP) — Former U.S. Open champion Samantha Stosur has split with coach David Taylor & says Australian Fed Cup captain Alicia Molik will fill in on an interim basis.

Stosur won the U.S. Open in 2011, beating Serena Williams, & was a French Open finalist in 2010.

She says on the Tennis Australia website Saturday that ”after six years working together my coach David Taylor & I have decided to part ways … I owe so much of my success to Dave’s complex work & enduring support.”

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Isner rallies for Cincinnati upset of del Potro

Isner rallies for Cincinnati upset of del Potro

MASON, Ohio (AP) — John Isner’s absence from the ATP top 20 will be brief.

The 6-foot-10 American made sure of that Saturday, rallying to beat seventh-seeded Juan Martin del Potro 6-7 (4), 7-6 (9), 6-3 in a grueling Western & Southern Open semifinal.

Isner, who fell from No. 20 to 22 this week, will return to the top 20 after a stimulating Cincinnati run that includes beating three straight top-10 players for the first time in his career while earning his second Masters 1000 series finals appearance & first in Cincinnati. His previous Masters 1000 final appearance was at Indian Wells in 2012.

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