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Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal leaves the hospital after successfully undergoing an operation to remove his appendix in Barcelona, Spain, Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014.  (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

Rafael Nadal to have stem cell treatment on back

- Associated Press

Several NFL and baseball players have received stem cell treatment. Nadal’s fellow Spaniard Pau Gasol, center of the Chicago Bulls, received stem cell treatment on his knee in 2013.

FILE - In this Sept. 3, 2009, file photo, Melanie Oudin, of the United States, returns to Elena Dementieva, of Russia, during the second round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York. American tennis pro Melanie Oudin says she will have a procedure Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014 for a heart condition, and surgery later this month for an eye problem. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

Melanie Oudin to have heart surgery, eye procedure

- Associated Press

The 2009 U.S. Open quarterfinalist said that for more than a year, she has been experiencing occasional “episodes” of an accelerated heartbeat, usually during or right after matches, that she “was convinced was some sort of anxiety.”

Vic Braden, longtime tennis instructor and former player (via Twitter)

Vic Braden, legendary tennis coach, dies at 85

- Associated Press

“Rest in Peace, Vic Braden.,” Chris Evert wrote on her Twitter account. “Innovative, cutting edge kind of guy. Will miss his enthusiasm and knowledge of the game. He’ll be greatly missed.”

Serena Williams, reacts after a shot against Caroline Wozniacki, of Denmark, during the championship match of the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament, Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Serena Williams cruises to 3rd straight U.S. Open title

- Associated Press

Williams equaled Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova with 18 major singles titles, the fourth-most in history. Williams also matched Evert’s total of six championships at the U.S. Open.

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At 33, Federer continues to impress

- Associated Press

For a player described as a spent force a year ago, Roger Federer is proving he still has it.

Federer wins 2nd round-robin match at ATP Finals

- Associated Press

Roger Federer made the most of Kei Nishikori's erratic play Tuesday to secure a 6-3, 6-2 victory and move closer to a semifinal spot at the ATP Finals while Andy Murray posted his first victory to stay in contention at the elite tournament.

Djokovic opens in style, Wawrinka wins at Finals

- Associated Press

Two-time defending champion Novak Djokovic extended his indoor winning streak with an impressive 6-1, 6-1 win over Marin Cilic Monday in his opening round-robin match at the ATP World Tour Finals, after Stan Wawrinka put his recent struggles behind him with an equally comfortable victory.

Federer, Nishikori win at ATP Finals

- Associated Press

Experience prevailed over youth as Roger Federer tamed Milos Raonic 6-1, 7-6 (0) in his opening round-robin match at the ATP Finals Sunday after Kei Nishikori started his maiden campaign at the season-ending tournament with a win.

Elbaba, Schnur win indoor tennis titles

Associated Press

Julia Elbaba of Virginia and Brayden Schnur of North Carolina won singles titles Sunday at the USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships.

Confident Nishikori impresses on Finals debut

- Associated Press

It has been a year of firsts for Kei Nishikori. After becoming the first Asian player to qualify for the ATP Finals, the Japanese newcomer claimed his maiden win at the elite tournament on Sunday with a first win over local favorite Andy Murray.

Czech Republic's Petra Kvitova reacts after winning the first set against Germany's Angelique Kerber during their Fed Cup Final tennis match between Czech Republic and Germany in Prague, Czech Republic, Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

Czechs beat Germany 3-1 in Fed Cup final

- Associated Press

The Czech Republic claimed its third Fed Cup title in four years after Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova fought hard to overcome Angelique Kerber of Germany in the opening reverse singles match on Sunday.

Newcomers eager to make mark at ATP Finals

- Associated Press

Not long ago at Wimbledon, Milos Raonic had to tell journalists how to pronounce his name. Less than five months later, things have changed dramatically for the big-serving Canadian, one of the three newcomers playing at the ATP World Tour Finals.

Czech Republic's Petra Kvitova returns a ball to Germany's Andrea Petkovic during their Fed Cup Final tennis match between Czech Republic and Germany in Prague, Czech Republic, Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

Fed Cup: Czech Republic leads Germany 2-0 in final

- Associated Press

Petra Kvitova and Lucie Safarova won the opening singles matches to give the Czech Republic a commanding 2-0 lead over Germany in the Fed Cup final on Saturday.

Czech Republic's Petra Kvitova attends the  draw for the tennis  Fed Cup Final between Czech Republic and Germany in Prague, Czech Republic, Friday, Nov. 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

Kvitova to open Fed Cup final against Petkovic

- Associated Press

Petra Kvitova will attempt to overcome a losing record against Andrea Petkovic of Germany to give the Czech Republic a good start toward a third Fed Cup title in four years.

Murray hopes for crowd support in London

Associated Press

Playing in England for the first time since coming out in favor of Scottish independence, Andy Murray is hoping he won't get rejected by fans.