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Tennis

WTA

OPEN GAZ DE FRANCE SUEZ

At Paris

Surface: Hard-Indoor

Singles

Championship

Mona Barthel, Germany, def. Sara Errani (1), Italy, 7-5, 7-6 (4).

Doubles

Championship

Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci (1), Italy, def. Andrea Hlavackova, Czech Republic, and Liezel Huber (2), United States, 6-1, 6-1.

PTT PATTAYA WOMEN’S OPEN

At Pattaya, Thailand

Surface: Hard-Outdoor

Singles

Championship

Maria Kirilenko (2), Russia, def. Sabine Lisicki (5), Germany, 5-7, 6-1, 7-6 (1).

Doubles

Championship

Kimiko Date-Krumm, Japan, and Casey Dellacqua, Australia, def. Akgul Amanmuradova, Uzbekistan, and Alexandra Panova, Russia, 6-3, 6-2.

Davis Cup

WORLD GROUP

First Round

Winners to quarterfinals, April 5-7

UNITED STATES 3, BRAZIL 2

At 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

Thomaz Bellucci, Brazil, def. John Isner, United States, 2-6, 6-4, 6-7 (7), 6-4, 6-3.

Sam Querrey, United States, def. Thiago Alves, Brazil, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (3).

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