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Tennis: Ukraine's Stakhovsky torn by turmoil in homeland

Ukraine's Sergiy Stakhovsky is finding it hard to focus on tennis these days. The 83rd-ranked player in the world moved smoothly into the second round of the BNP Paribas Open ATP Masters on Thursday with a 6-4, 7-5 victory over Poland's Lukasz Kubot. But the post-match questions he faced weren't about the match, but about his open letter on the political turmoil in his country which was published in Sports Illustrated last week.

Tennis: ATP Marseille Open results -- collated

Collated results from the second day of the ATP Marseille Open on Tuesday (x denotes seeding): 1st rd Tobias Kamke (GER) bt Kyle Edmund (GBR) 7-5, 6-1 Ivan Dodig (CRO x5) bt Albano Olivetti (FRA) 7-5, 6-2 Edouard Roger-Vasselin (FRA x6) bt Ante Pavic (CRO) 3-6, 7-6 (7/5), 7-5 Sergiy Stakhovsky (UKR) bt Daniel Evans (GBR) 3-6, 7-6 (7/4), 6-4 Nikolay Davydenko (RUS) bt Igor Sijsling (NED) 6-4, 6-4 afp

Tennis: ATP Marseille Open results -- collated

Collated results from the second day of the ATP Marseille Open on Tuesday (x denotes seeding): 1st rd Tobias Kamke (GER) bt Kyle Edmund (GBR) 7-5, 6-1 Ivan Dodig (CRO x5) bt Albano Olivetti (FRA) 7-5, 6-2 Edouard Roger-Vasselin (FRA x6) bt Ante Pavic (CRO) 3-6, 7-6 (7/5), 7-5 Sergiy Stakhovsky (UKR) bt Daniel Evans (GBR) 3-6, 7-6 (7/4), 6-4 Nikolay Davydenko (RUS) bt Igor Sijsling (NED) 6-4, 6-4 afp

Tennis: ATP Marseille Open results -- 1st update

Results from the second day of the ATP Marseille Open on Tuesday (x denotes seeding): 1st rd Ivan Dodig (CRO x5) bt Albano Olivetti (FRA) 7-5, 6-2 Edouard Roger-Vasselin (FRA x6) bt Ante Pavic (CRO) 3-6, 7-6 (7/5), 7-5 Sergiy Stakhovsky (UKR) bt Daniel Evans (GBR) 3-6, 7-6 (7/4), 6-4 Nikolay Davydenko (RUS) bt Igor Sijsling (NED) 6-4, 6-4 afp

Tennis: ATP Zagreb Indoor Open results - 2nd update

Results from third day of $420,000 ATP Zagreb Indoor Open on Wednesday (x denotes seeding): 2nd rd Marin Cilic (CRO x5) bt Dusan Lajovic (SRB) 6-4, 7-5 1st rd Daniel Evans (GBR) bt Jan Hajek (CZE) 6-3, 6-1 Dudi Sela (ISR) bt Lukas Rosol (CZE x6) 6-3, 7-6 (7/2) Andrey Kuznetsov (RUS) bt Sergiy Stakhovsky (UKR) 6-4, 7-6 (10/8) Andrey Golubev (KAZ) bt Victor Hanescu (ROM) 7-6 (8/6), 4-6, 7-6 (7/5) afp

Tennis: Sydney International results - collated

Collated results of matches played at the Sydney International on Friday (x denotes seed): Women's singles Final: Tsvetana Pironkova (BUL) bt Angelique Kerber (GER x5) 6-4, 6-4 Men's singles Semi-finals: Juan Martin del Potro (ARG x1) bt Dmitry Tursunov (RUS x4) 6-4, 6-2 Bernard Tomic (AUS) bt Sergiy Stakhovsky (UKR) 6/7 (4/7), 7-5, 6-3 afp

Tennis: Stakhovsky ousts seventh seed Sousa at Kremlin Cup

Ukraine's Sergiy Stakhovsky produced the biggest upset on Monday on the first day of the ATP and WTA Kremlin Cup, ousting Portuguese seventh seed Joao Sousa in straight sets. The 27-year-old Ukrainian -- who gained his biggest ever scalp at Wimbledon this year when he beat Roger Federer for his first ever win over a player ranked in the top 10 -- beat 24-year-old Sousa 6-4, 6-3 in one hour 17 minutes. Sousa, ranked 50th in the world in comparison to his opponent's 98th, started the tie confidently, taking a 4-1 lead with a break in the fourth game.

Tennis: ATP St Petersburg Open results - 2nd update

Results from the fourth day of the ATP St Petersburg Open on Thursday (x denotes seeding): 2nd rd Michal Przysiezny (POL) bt Fabio Fognini (ITA x1) 6-3, 5-3 - retired Lukas Rosol (CZE x7) bt Karen Khachanov (RUS) 6-4, 6-4 Roberto Bautista (ESP) bt Evgeny Donskoy (RUS) 2-6, 6-1, 7-6 (7/5) Ernests Gulbis (LAT x6) bt Jurgen Zopp (EST) 6-3, 1-6, 6-3 Joao Sousa (POR) bt Sergiy Stakhovsky (UKR) 3-6, 6-4, 6-0 Dmitry Tursunov (RUS x4) bt Konstantin Kravchuk (RUS) 6-3, 6-0 afp

Tennis: ATP St Petersburg Open results - 1st update

Results from the fourth day of the ATP St Petersburg Open on Thursday (x denotes seeding): 2nd rd Ernests Gulbis (LAT x6) bt Jurgen Zopp (EST) 6-3, 1-6, 6-3 Michal Przysiezny (POL) bt Fabio Fognini (ITA x1) 6-3, 5-3 - retired Lukas Rosol (CZE x7) bt Karen Khachanov (RUS) 6-4, 6-4 Joao Sousa (POR) bt Sergiy Stakhovsky (UKR) 3-6, 6-4, 6-0 Dmitry Tursunov (RUS x4) bt Konstantin Kravchuk (RUS) 6-3, 6-0 afp

Tennis: ATP St Petersburg Open results

Results from the fourth day of the ATP St Petersburg Open on Thursday (x denotes seeding): 2nd rd Michal Przysiezny (POL) bt Fabio Fognini (ITA x1) 6-3, 5-3 - retired Lukas Rosol (CZE x7) bt Karen Khachanov (RUS) 6-4, 6-4 Joao Sousa (POR) bt Sergiy Stakhovsky (UKR) 3-6, 6-4, 6-0 Dmitry Tursunov (RUS x4) bt Konstantin Kravchuk (RUS) 6-3, 6-0 afp
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