SERENA WILLIAMS OUT OF MONTREAL TOURNEY FOR PERSONAL REASONS
Serena Williams pulled out of next week’s Rogers Cup hard-court tournament, citing personal reasons. The tournament announced Williams’ withdrawal Saturday.
Williams will be replaced in the draw in Montreal by Tatjana Maria, who faces Alize Cornet in the first round.
The 23-time Grand Slam champion is coming off the most lopsided defeat of her career, a 6-1, 6-0 loss to Johanna Konta in San Jose on Tuesday.
Williams, 36, was the runner-up at Wimbledon last month. That was just her fourth tournament since returning to the tour after having a baby in September and dealing with a health scare related to blood clots.
Martin Klizan of Slovakia has won his sixth ATP title in six finals by beating Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan 6-2, 6-2 at the Generali Open in Kitzbuehel, Austria. The second all-qualifier final on the tour since 1990 is wrapped up in 68 minutes.
Defending champion and No. 1 seed Alexander Zverev reached the final of the Citi Open with a 6-2, 6-4 victory over 10thseeded Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-2, 6-4 in Washington. Andrey Rublev, the 16th seed, was to face Alex de Minaur in the other semifinal Saturday night. ATHLETICS 1, TIGERS 0 ANGELS 7, INDIANS 4