Svetlana Kuznetsova swept
aside a tired Anastasia
Pavlyuchenkova, 6-2, 6-1, to win the Kremlin Cup tennis tournament in Moscow. . . . Top-seeded David Ferrer beat
Gael Monfils, 7-6 (7-5), 7-5, at the Erste Bank Open in Vienna to reach his fifth final of the season.
Ferrer will play Steve Johnson of the United States for the title. The 47th-ranked American beat
Ernests Gulbis, 6-3, 7-6 (7-4), to advance to his first ATP final. . . .
American Jack Sock reached his second ATP tour final of the season by beating second-seeded
Richard Gasquet, 6-4, 6-2, at the Stockholm Open. He will play defending champion Tomas
Berdych in Sunday’s final. The top-seeded Czech player advanced when Marcos
Baghdatis retired with a right groin injury. . . .
Federica Brignone of Italy earned her first career World Cup win at the season-opening women’s giant slalom in Soelden, Austria. Brignone held on to a commanding first-run lead to beat last year’s winner, Mikaela
Shiffrin of the United States, by 0.85 seconds. . . .
In Milwaukee, Russian world junior champion Evgenia
Medvedeva won Skate America, edging U.S. Olympian Gracie
Gold in her first Grand Prix Series event.