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...Murray improved his record on clay this year to 10-0 with a 6-4, 6-3 win over 38th-ranked Jeremy Chardy at the Italian Open.The third-seeded Murray considered withdrawing before the tournament because of fatigue after his perfect start...
Tom Watson still considering pickingTiger Woods for Ryder Cup team players that can get the job done," he said.Qualifying for Europe's team does not end until Aug. 31 after the Italian Open, and captain Paul McGinley will make his picks Sept. 2.
Mickelson doesn't like FedEx Cup schedule

...hometown favorite Francesco Molinari and Bernd Wiesberger both shot 6-under-par 66s to share the first round lead at the Italian Open.Molinari ? who was born in Turin ? and Wiesberger lead a group of five players by one stroke. Former Augusta State...
I.K. Kim leads LPGA Tour event in Portland

...In Fiano, Italy, Hennie Otto shot 10-under-par 62 to take a three-stroke lead after the second round of the Italian Open. He's at 15-under 129.Former Augusta State golfer James Heath shot 68 and is at 141.
Suzann Pettersen moves into tie in LPGA Tour event at 215. EUROPEAN TOUR: In Turin, Italy, Hennie Otto shot 1-under-par 71 to take a two-stroke lead in the Italian Open.Richie Ramsay (66) is in second place behind Otto, who is at 16-under 200.Former Augusta State golfer James...

...second-ranked Djokovic overcame a stiff challenge from David Ferrer before grinding out a 7-5, 4-6, 6-3 win to reach the Italian Open semifinals.Top-ranked Williams then rolled past Zhang Shuai 6-1, 6-3 to stay on course in her title defense...
Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic to play for title in Rome

ROME - Top-ranked Rafael Nadal and No. 2 Novak Djokovic will renew their rivalry in the Italian Open final Sunday.There will be an enticing women's championship too, with top-ranked Serena Williams to face Sara Errani, the...

...Catawba at 7. TennisFederer is 'OK' with Rome lossIn Rome, Roger Federer's focus appeared to drift away from the Italian Open.And that was understandable.After all, the 17-time Grand Slam winner was playing for the first time since the...
Rafael Nadal wins Madrid Open title after foe withdraws

MADRID - Rafael Nadal won his fourth Madrid Open title on Sunday after Kei Nishikori was forced to withdraw with an injury when trailing 2-6, 6-4, 3-0 in the final.
Henrik Stenson leads the Tour Championship

Henrik Stenson had five birdies over a six-hole stretch for 6-under-par 64 and a one-shot lead over Masters Tournament champion Adam Scott after the first round of the Tour Championship.