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Tennis: Li, Bartoli win Toronto openers

Chinese star Li Na and Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli won their Toronto openers in straight sets on Wednesday. Fourth-seeded Li stormed to a 6-1, 6-4 win against Russia's Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova while seventh seed Bartoli, who won her first Grand Slam title at Wimbledon last month, took the first seven games of her match with America's Lauren Davis in a 6-0, 6-3 victory. "Of course the first match is always tough, especially here because I didn't play any tournaments for three or four weeks after Wimbledon, but I was feeling pretty good," Li said.

Tennis: Ferrer, Wawrinka to clash, Pavlyuchenkova wins title

Spain's David Ferrer will play his 37th final when he and Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka line up Sunday for the clay title at the Portugal Open. The top seed dispatched Italian Andreas Seppi 6-1, 6-4 in 70 minutes while Wawrinka ended the run of Spanish qualifier Pablo Carreno-Busta as the second seed posted a 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 win in a match marred by complaints about on-court coaching from the Spaniard's box. The women's title was settled when Russia's Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova beat Spain's Carla Suarez Navarro 7-5, 6-2 to claim her first trophy on clay.

Tennis: Pavlyuchenkova wins first clay title

Russia's Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova beat Spain's Carla Suarez Navarro 7-5, 6-2 on Saturday to win the Portugal Open and claim her first trophy on clay. The third-seeded champion, coached by former Swiss great Martina Hingis, earned the fifth title of her career while leaving her opponent winless from five finals. One of those was at the same venue a year ago, when Suarez Navarro went down to Kaia Kanepi, an opponent she beat in the semi-finals this week.

Tennis: Pavlyuchenkova wins first clay title

Russia's Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova beat Spain's Carla Suarez Navarro 7-5, 6-2 on Saturday to win the Portugal Open and claim her first trophy on clay. The third-seeded champion, coached by former Swiss great Martina Hingis, earned the fifth title of her career while leaving her opponent winless from five finals. One of those was here a year ago, when Suarez Navarro was unable to close it out after winning the first set against Kaia Kanepi, an opponent she beat in the semi-finals this week.

Tennis: WTA/ATP Portugal Open results

Results on the final day of the WTA/ATP Portugal Open on Saturday (x denotes seeding): Women's final Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS x3) bt Carla Suárez Navarro (ESP x4) 7-5, 6-2 afp

Tennis: Pavlyuchenkova fights back to reach Portugal Open final

Third seed Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova fought back from a first-set whitewash to beat unseeded Romina Oprandi prevail 0-6, 6-3, 6-1 on Friday to reach the women's final of the ATP/WTA Portugal Open. The 19th-ranked Russian winner will bid for her second trophy this season after Monterrey, when she plays fourth seed and 2012 finalist Carla Suarez Navarro, who beat Estonian defending champion Kaia Kanepi 6-4, 6-1 in 66 minutes. Pavlyuchenkova had few early answers for Oprandi's blistering claycourt game in the quick opening set on a sunny spring day after a week of cold.

Tennis: WTA Stuttgart results

Results from the third day of the $795,000 WTA Stuttgart tournament on Wednesday (x denotes seeding): 1st rd Jelena Jankovic (SRB) bt Samantha Stosur (AUS x6) 6-4, 6-4 Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA) bt Yanina Wickmayer (BEL) 6-2, 6-1 Lucie Safarova (CZE) bt Mona Barthel (GER) 6-4, 6-1 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) bt Ekaterina Makarova (RUS) 6-7 (5/7), 7-5, 6-4 Carla Suarez (ESP) bt Caroline Wozniacki (DEN x7) 7-6 (8/6), 6-1 Yaroslava Shvedova (KAZ) bt Roberta Vinci (ITA) 6-4, 6-2

Tennis: WTA Stuttgart results

Results from the third day of the WTA Stuttgart tournament on Wednesday (x denotes seeding): Women's singles 1st round Lucie Safarova (CZE) bt Mona Barthel (GER) 6-4, 6-1 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) bt Ekaterina Makarova (RUS) 6-7 (5/7), 7-5, 6-4 Carla Suarez (ESP) bt Caroline Wozniacki (DEN x7) 7-6 (8/6), 6-1 Yaroslava Shvedova (KAZ) bt Roberta Vinci (ITA) 6-4, 6-2 Petra Kvitova (CZE x5) bt Annika Beck (GER) 7-5, 6-7 (0/7), 6-3 Julia Goerges (GER) bt Kirsten Flipkens (BEL) 6-2, 2-1 retired afp

Tennis: WTA Stuttgart results

Results from the third day of the WTA Stuttgart tournament on Wednesday (x denotes seeding): Women's singles 1st round Lucie Safarova (CZE) bt Mona Barthel (GER) 6-4, 6-1 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) bt Ekaterina Makarova (RUS) 6-7 (5/7), 7-5, 6-4 Carla Suarez (ESP) bt Caroline Wozniacki (DEN x7) 7-6 (8/6), 6-1 afp

Tennis: Russia in thriller to reach Fed Cup final

Four-time champions Russia became the first team to come back from 2-0 down in a Fed Cup semi-final to complete a 3-2 triumph over Slovakia on Sunday. Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina sealed the crucial point when they recovered from a set down to beat Slovakia's Dominika Cibulkova and Daniela Hantuchova 4-6, 6-3, 6-1 in the deciding doubles rubber in two hours and 28 minutes. Russia maintained their perfect record against Slovakia, adding this weekend's victory to wins in their two previous Fed Cup meetings, in Bratislava in 1999 and then two years later in Moscow.
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