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Tennis: US Clay Court Championship results - collated

Results from the ATP Tour's US Clay Court Championship on Tuesday (x denotes seeding) 1st rd Michael Russell (USA) bt Daniel Gimeno (ESP) 6-3, 7-6 (7/2) Benjamin Becker (GER) bt Rubén Ramírez Hidalgo (ESP) 6-1, 1-6, 6-3 Donald Young (USA) bt Ryan Harrison (USA) 6-0, 6-1 Lleyton Hewitt (AUS x7) bt Peter Polansky (CAN) 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 Steve Johnson (USA) bt Denis Kudla (USA) 6-3, 7-6 (7/4) Feliciano Lopez (ESP x5) bt Robby Ginepri (USA) 7-5, 6-2 afp

Australian shares seen rising eight percent by December on strong corporate earnings

By Maggie Lu Yueyang and Thuy Ong SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's leading share index will rise just over 8 percent by the end of the year, driven by strong corporate earnings, a fall in the Australian dollar and improving global economic growth, a Reuters poll predicted. Still, the anticipated gain would be the smallest in three years amid ongoing concerns over soft prices for key Australian export commodities and clouds over the economy of major trading partner China.

Tennis: Abierto Mexicano Telcel results - Collated

Collated results from WTA Abierto Mexicano Telcel on Wednesday: Women's singles 2nd round Dominika Cibulkova (SVK x1) bt Yanina Wickmayer (BEL) 7-5, 6-2 Marina Erakovic (NZL) bt Bojana Jovanovski (SRB x6) 6-1, 6-4 Ajla Tomljanovic (CRO) bt Victoria Duval (USA) 6-3, 6-0 Shuai Zhang (CHN x8) bt Aleksandra Wozniak (CAN) 6-1, 6-4 Christina McHale (USA) bt Kimiko Date Krumm (JPN) 7-5, 6-1 Kaia Kanepi (EST x3) bt Julia Goerges (GER) 6-7 (4/7), 6-4, 7-6 (8/6) Caroline Garcia (FRA) bt Sharon Fichman (CAN) 6-2, 7-5

Tennis: Abierto Mexicano Telcel results - Collated

Collated results from WTA Abierto Mexicano Telcel on Wednesday: Women's singles 2nd round Dominika Cibulkova (SVK x1) bt Yanina Wickmayer (BEL) 7-5, 6-2 Marina Erakovic (NZL) bt Bojana Jovanovski (SRB x6) 6-1, 6-4 Ajla Tomljanovic (CRO) bt Victoria Duval (USA) 6-3, 6-0 Shuai Zhang (CHN x8) bt Aleksandra Wozniak (CAN) 6-1, 6-4 Christina McHale (USA) bt Kimiko Date Krumm (JPN) 7-5, 6-1 Kaia Kanepi (EST x3) bt Julia Goerges (GER) 6-7 (4/7), 6-4, 7-6 (8/6) Caroline Garcia (FRA) bt Sharon Fichman (CAN) 6-2, 7-5

Vivendi reports profit leap, shares hit by SFR mobile unit

Media and telecom group Vivendi reported a profit leap for 2013 on Tuesday but this was boosted by an asset sale, and the troubled SFR mobile-phone unit held the results back. Net profit rose 11-fold for the 2012 figure to 1.967 billion euros ($2.7 billion). This was inflated by a capital gain from the sale of most of video-game maker Activision Blizzard, which produces "World of Warcraft" and "Call of Duty". But against this, the French group made a writedown for part of the value of SFR, and underlying operating profit fell heavily.

Tennis: Pattaya Open results - Day 2

Results from the second day of the WTA Pattaya Open on Tuesday (x denotes seeding): First round singles Julia Goerges (GER) bt Luksika Kumkhum (THA) 6-4, 6-4 Vera Zvonareva (RUS) bt Peangtarn Plipuech (THA) 6-3, 6-2 Ekaterina Makarova (RUS-4) bt Olga Savchuk (UKR) 3-6, 6-2, 6-4 Sorana Cirstea (ROU-x3) bt Anna Schmiedlova (SVK) 6-1, 6-3 Nicha Lertpitaksinchai (THA) bt Aleksandra Krunic (SRB) 6-3, 6-3 Elena Vesnina (RUS-x5) bt Vania King (USA) 7-6 (6), 6-7 (5), 6-1

Tennis: Australian Open results

Results from the Australian Open on Saturday (x denotes seeding): Women's singles Li Na (CHN x4) bt Dominika Cibulkova (SVK x20) 7-6 (7/3), 6-0 Boy's singles Final Alexander Zverev (GER x1) bt Stefan Kozlov (USA x2) 6-3, 6-0 Girl's singles Final Elizaveta Kulichkova (RUS x4) bt Jana Fett (CRO) 6-2, 6-1 afp

Tennis: Auckland Classic results

Results from day four of the Auckland Classic tournament on Thursday (x denotes seed): Quarter finals: Kirsten Flipkens (BEL x3) bt Sachie Ishizu (JPN) 6-4, 7-5 Ana Ivanovic (SRB x2) bt Kurumi Nara (JPN) 6-2, 6-3 Jamie Hampton (USA x5) bt Lauren Davis (USA) 6-2, 4-6, 6-4 Venus Williams (USA) bt Garbine Muguruza (ESP) 6-3, 6-3 afp

Tennis: Brisbane International results

Results of matches at the Brisbane International tennis tournament on Tuesday (X denotes seed): Men First Round: Lleyton Hewitt (AUS) bt Thanasi Kokkinakis (AUS) 6-3, 7-5 Marius Copil (ROU) bt Yuichi Sugita (JPN) 7-6 (7/5), 6-7 (2/7), 7-6 (9/7) Jeremy Chardy (FRA X8) bt Adrian Mannarino (FRA) 7-6 (7/4), 7-5 Feliciano Lopez (ESP X6) bt Mikhail Kukushkin (KAZ) 6-4, 6-4 Nicolas Mahut (FRA) bt Igor Sijsling (NED) 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 Matthew Ebden (AUS) bt Alex Kuznetsov (USA) 6-3, 6-4 Women Second Round:

Tennis: Brisbane International results

Final results from Tuesday's matches at the Brisbane International tennis tournament (X denotes seed): Men First Round: Samuel Groth (AUS) bt Ryan Harrison (USA) 7-6 (7/3), 7-6 (7/2) Lleyton Hewitt (AUS) bt Thanasi Kokkinakis (AUS) 6-3, 7-5 Marius Copil (ROU) bt Yuichi Sugita (JPN) 7-6 (7/5), 6-7 (2/7), 7-6 (9/7) Jeremy Chardy (FRA X8) bt Adrian Mannarino (FRA) 7-6 (7/4), 7-5 Feliciano Lopez (ESP X6) bt Mikhail Kukushkin (KAZ) 6-4, 6-4 Nicolas Mahut (FRA) bt Igor Sijsling (NED) 3-6, 6-4, 6-4
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