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Tennis

WTAOPEN GAZ DE FRANCE SUEZ

At Paris

Surface: Hard-Indoor

Singles

Semifinals

Sara Errani (1), Italy, def. Kiki Bertens, Netherlands, 5-0, retired.

Mona Barthel, Germany, def. Kristina Mladenovic, France, 6-1, 6-4.

PTT PATTAYA WOMEN’S OPEN

At Pattaya, Thailand

Surface: Hard-Outdoor

Singles

Semifinals

Sabine Lisicki (5), Germany, def. Nina Bratchikova, Russia, 7-5, 6-3.

Maria Kirilenko (2), Russia, def. Sorana Cirstea (4), Romania, 6-0, 6-2.

Doubles

Semifinals

Akgul Amanmuradova, Uzbekistan, and Alexandra Panova, Russia, def. Varatchaya and Varunya Wongteanchai, Thailand, 6-3, 6-2.

Davis Cup

WORLD GROUP

First Round

Winners to quarterfinals, April 5-7; losers to WG playoffs, Sept. 13-15

United States 2, Brazil 1

At Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena

Jacksonville, Fla.

Surface: Hard-Indoor

Singles

Sam Querrey, United States, def. Thomaz Bellucci, Brazil, 6-3, 6-4, 6-4.

John Isner, United States, def. Thiago Alves, Brazil, 6-3, 7-6(4), 6-3.

Doubles

Marcelo Melo and Bruno Soares, Brazil, def. Bob and Mike Bryan, United States, 7-6 (6), 6-7 (7), 6-4, 3-6, 6-3.

Reverse Singles

John Isner, United States, vs. Thomaz Bellucci, Brazil

Sam Querrey, United States, vs. Thiago Alves, Brazil

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