- Dubai 1R: Lucie Safarova d. Sloane Stephens, 6-3, 7-5
- Rotterdam F: Tomas Berdych d. Marin Cilic, 6-4, 6-2
- Memphis F: Kei Nishikori d. Ivo Karlovic, 6-4, 7-6(0)
- Buenos Aires F: David Ferrer d. Fabio Fognini, 6-4, 6-3
- Doha F: Simona Halep d. Angelique Kerber, 6-2, 6-3
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Sloane Stephens had some … interesting comments after losing to Lucie Safarova in the first round of Dubai:
“Last year was a really long year. It was tough towards the end, but I came through like a champ, and I think I did pretty well,” she said. “I think being obviously American, it’s a much bigger deal because sports is really big in the US, and either way I think the whole thing was a learning experience and it was what it was.”
A new British tourism campaign features Andy Murray’s Wimbledon triumph.
Juan Martin del Potro isn’t going to play Davis Cup in 2014.
Eric Butorac and Raven Klaasen beat the Bryan brothers again (they also beat them in Melbourne) to win the doubles title in Memphis.
Tennis on Twitter:
— Marion bartoli (@bartoli_marion) February 17, 2014
— Roger Federer (@rogerfederer) February 17, 2014
Today on my court a ball boy was running and his shoe fell off but he kept on running without it. #dedication
— Eugenie Bouchard (@geniebouchard) February 16, 2014
Can I just say that waaaayyy before Halep was Top 10 someone asked me who's game I liked. Guess what my answer was. #justsayin
— Jamie Hampton (@Jamie_Hampton) February 15, 2014