Wawrinka claims ti­tle in French Open tuneup

The Washington Post Sunday - - SPORTS -

Stan Wawrinka warmed up for the French Open by re­tain­ing his home Geneva Open ti­tle on Satur­day, beat­ing Mis­cha Zverev, 4-6, 6-3, 6-3.

The top-seeded Wawrinka clinched by break­ing serve with a fore­hand cross-court pass to beat Zverev’s ad­vance to the net.

Wawrinka’s first ti­tle this year is the 16th of his ca­reer and sev­enth on clay, in­clud­ing the 2015 French Open. He is the No. 3 seed at Roland Gar­ros . . . .

Sec­ond-seeded Jo-Wil­fried Tsonga of France won his first ti­tle on clay when he de­feated To­mas Berdych, 7-6 (7-2), 7-5, in the Lyon Open fi­nal in Lyon, France . . . .

Sam Sto­sur ral­lied past fel­low Aus­tralian Daria Gavrilova, 5-7, 6-4, 6-3, to win the Stras­bourg In­ter­na­tional in Stras­bourg, France.

Gavrilova, who was chas­ing her first WTA ti­tle, would have de­throned Sto­sur as the No. 1 Aus­tralian player with a win.


Charles Mc­Clain scored on a two-yard touch­down pass from Sean Brack­ett in the fi­nal minute, but a botched snap led a to a missed ex­tra point at­tempt and the Wash­ing­ton Valor lost, 48-47, to the Philadel­phia Soul at Ver­i­zon Cen­ter.

Brack­ett com­pleted 26 of 44 passes for 231 yards and five touch­downs, but the Valor (1-5) came up just short against the first-place Soul (7-0).


Tif­fany Hayes scored a sea­son-high 24 points, in­clud­ing a crit­i­cal free throw with 12 sec­onds to play, and the host At­lanta Dream handed the de­fend­ing WNBA cham­pion Los An­ge­les Sparks their sec­ond­straight loss, 75-73.

Af­ter Hayes made 1 of 2 from the line, At­lanta (3-1) led 75-71.

Chelsea Gray was fouled on a three-point at­tempt with 6.8 sec­onds re­main­ing and af­ter mak­ing her first two at­tempts, missed the third on pur­pose. How­ever, Hayes grabbed the re­bound and released the ball down­court as time ran out.

Gray led Los An­ge­les (2-2) with a ca­reer-high 25 points.


Mary­land scored four runs against strug­gling North­west­ern pitch­ers to break open a tie game in the sev­enth in­ning and stayed alive in the Big Ten base­ball tour­na­ment with a 9-5 vic­tory in Bloomington, Ind.

The fourth-seeded Ter­rap­ins (37-20) and No. 7 Wild­cats (2629) are set to meet again Sun­day morn­ing, with the win­ner ad­vanc­ing to Sun­day af­ter­noon’s cham­pi­onship game against Iowa . . . .

Ok­la­homa, Florida and Ore­gon earned berths in the Women’s Col­lege World Se­ries with wins in NCAA tour­na­ment Su­per Re­gional soft­ball games.

The Soon­ers beat Auburn, 5-2, in Auburn, Ala., the top-ranked Ga­tors beat Alabama, 2-1, in Gainesville, Fla., and the Ducks beat Ken­tucky, 6-5, in Eu­gene, Ore.

Wash­ing­ton also had a chance to ad­vance with a win against Utah later Satur­day.


Mo Farah pounded his chest af­ter cross­ing the fin­ish line on a U.S. track for per­haps the fi­nal time.

Farah won the 5,000 me­ters at the Pre­fontaine Clas­sic in Eu­gene, Ore., in 13:00.70.

The Bri­tish dis­tance spe­cial­ist, who won Olympic gold in both the 5,000 and 10,000 at the Rio Games last year, plans to re­tire from track races af­ter the World Cham­pi­onships in Lon­don this Au­gust. He has said that af­ter that he’ll likely fo­cus on the marathon.

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