Tsonga withdraws from US Open
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France has pulled out of the US Open with a knee injury.
The eighth-ranked Tsonga hasn't played since June 26 when he was forced to drop out of his second-round match at Wimbledon. He says his left knee needs more time to recover and he hopes to be ready for the Moselle Open next month.
The 28-year-old Tsonga already missed the Rogers Cup in Montreal earlier this month due to the injury.
The US Open, the year's final Grand Slam tournament, starts on August 26.
Wimbledon champ Bartoli retires
MASON, Ohio (AP):
Just weeks after winning the Wimbledon title, Marion Bartoli retired from tennis on Wednesday, tearfully conceding that the pain from a series of injuries was too much to bear.
"My body was really starting to fall apart and I was able to keep it together, go through the pain - with a lot of pain - throughout this Wimbledon and make it happen," the 28-year-old French player said, tears running down her cheeks. "That was probably the last little bit of something that was left inside me.
"I've been playing for a long, long, long time, and it's time for me now. It is."
Bartoli, who was runner-up at Wimbledon in 2007, clinched her career-defining victory when she beat Sabine Lisicki in the final at the All England Club in July. She climbed into the stands to hug her father, Walter, a doctor who zig-zagged across France taking her to tournaments as a schoolgirl.
Scolari not worried
SAO PAULO (AP): Luiz Felipe Scolari is not going to lose sleep over Brazil's loss to Switzerland in the team's first match since winning the Confederations Cup at home.
Scolari said the 1-0 defeat in Basel on Wednesday should not be taken too seriously as he already expected the team to face difficulties because of the players' less-than-ideal physical condition.
The loss halted Brazil's six-match winning streak and ended their 11-match unbeaten run. Brazil hadn't lost since a 2-1 result against England in a friendly in London in February, a match that marked Scolari's return to the national team. Brazil hadn't failed to score in 18 matches, since a 2-0 loss to Mexico in the United States in June 2012.