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Tennis: ATP Monte Carlo Masters results

Results on the third day of the ATP Monte Carlo Masters on Tuesday (x denotes seeded player): 1st rd Andreas Seppi (ITA) bt Mikhail Youzhny (RUS x13) 6-3, 7-6 (7/4) Michael Llodra (FRA) bt Jerzy Janowicz (POL x16) 6-4, 6-2 Yen-Hsun Lu (TPE) bt Federico Delbonis (ARG) 7-6 (7/5), 6-1 Teimuraz Gabashvili (RUS) bt Gilles Simon (FRA) 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 afp

Tennis: ATP Monte Carlo Masters results - 1st update

Results on the third day of the ATP Monte Carlo Masters on Tuesday (x denotes seeded player): 1st rd Andreas Seppi (ITA) bt Mikhail Youzhny (RUS x13) 6-3, 7-6 (7/4) Michael Llodra (FRA) bt Jerzy Janowicz (POL x16) 6-4, 6-2 Lu Yen-Hsun (TPE) bt Federico Delbonis (ARG) 7-6 (7/5), 6-1 Teimuraz Gabashvili (RUS) bt Gilles Simon (FRA) 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 Julien Benneteau (FRA) bt Jurgen Melzer (AUT) 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 Guillermo García-López (ESP) bt Benjamin Balleret (MON) 7-5, 6-2 Pablo Carreño (ESP) bt Ivan Dodig (CRO) 6-3, 6-3

Tennis: French Open prize money up by over 10 percent

Prize money for this year's French Open will top 25 million euros ($34.5 million), more than 10 percent up on 2013, the French Tennis Federation announced on Tuesday. The men's and women's singles champions will each receive 1.65 million euros, a 10 percent increase on last year's top prize. But the main increases are for the early losers, as those who fail to progress beyond the second, third and fourth rounds will receive prize money worth between 20 and 25 percent more than in 2013.

Spain's Verdasco wins U.S. Men's Clay Court Championship

Houston, Apr 14 (EFE).- Spain's Fernando Verdasco defeated countryman Nicolas Almagro 6-4, 7-6 (7-4) in the final of the Fayez Sarofim & Co. U.S. Men's Clay Court Championship at the River Oaks Country Club in Houston. Sunday's match was the first all-Spanish final in the 80-year history of the tournament. The 30-year-old Verdasco, who saw his ranking rise from No. 29 to No. 26 in the ATP rankings released on Monday, had not won a title since 2010, when he won in San Jose.

Tennis: ATP Monte Carlo Masters results

Results from the second day of the ATP Monte-Carlo Masters on Monday (x denotes seeding): 1st rd Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER) bt Simone Bolelli (ITA) 6-3, 6-4 Lukas Rosol (CZE) bt Evgeny Donskoy (RUS) 7-5, 6-1 Radek Stepanek (CZE) bt Ivo Karlovic (CRO) 6-1, 6-2 Albert Montanes (ESP) bt Benoit Paire (FRA) 7-5, 4-6, 6-2 afp

Tennis: ATP Monte Carlo Masters results - 1st update

Results from the second day of the ATP Monte-Carlo Masters on Monday (x denotes seeding): 1st rd Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER) bt Simone Bolelli (ITA) 6-3, 6-4 Lukas Rosol (CZE) bt Evgeny Donskoy (RUS) 7-5, 6-1 Radek Stepanek (CZE) bt Ivo Karlovic (CRO) 6-1, 6-2 Albert Montanes (ESP) bt Benoit Paire (FRA) 7-5, 4-6, 6-2 Fabio Fognini (ITA x10) bt Joao Sousa (POR) 5-7, 7-5, 6-4 afp

Tennis: Fognini dices with defeat but survives in Monte Carlo

Italy's Davis Cup hero Fabio Fognini rediscovered his game just in time to produce a 5-7, 7-5, 6-4 comeback over Joao Sousa to progress to the Monte Carlo Masters second round on Monday. The tenth seed who helped his nation into the Davis semi-finals over Great Britain a week ago, stood two points from defeat against a Portuguese opponent ranked 38th. The colourful and explosive Fognini suddenly seemed to realise the seriousness of his situation and began pulling himself together.

Tennis: Verdasco wins all-Spanish Houston final

Fourth seed Fernando Verdasco defeated Nicolas Almagro in an all-Spanish showdown to snap a six-match losing streak in finals and claim the US men's clay court championship title Sunday. Former world number seven Verdasco earned his first title since 2010 with a 6-3, 7-6 (7/4) victory at the River Oaks Country Club. "It's been a long time since I've won a singles title," said Verdasco. "It's a very important day for me to win a tournament after a few years and after the injury in my knee the last couple years."

Tennis: Cornet wins fourth career title in Poland

France's Alize Cornet won her fourth career title on Sunday when she saved a match point on her way to a 7-6 (7/3), 5-7, 7-5 victory over Italy's Camila Giorgi in the Katowice final. Cornet, the world 22, added the Poland title to trophies at Budapest in 2008, Bad Gastein in 2012 and Strasbourg last year. The 24-year-old had knocked out world number three Agnieszka Radwanska in the semi-finals.

Tennis: Verdasco, Almagro to meet in Houston final

Fourth seeded Fernando Verdasco beat Santiago Giraldo in straight sets to reach his first final of 2014, where an all-Spanish battle awaits. Verdasco eased past Giraldo 6-4, 7-5 in the first semi-final match at the US men's clay court championship. Former world number seven Verdasco will try to earn his first title since 2010 against third seed Spanish compatriot Nicolas Almagro, who advanced when American Sam Querrey was cut down by a back injury.
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