Joao Sousa

  • Pablo Cuevas beats Sousa in Swedish Open final July 14, 2014

    BASTAD: Pablo Cuevas defeated fifth-seeded Joao Sousa of Portugal 6-2, 6-1 in the Swedish Open final on Sunday at the Bastad Tennis Stadium. The 28-year-old Uruguayan, who has fought a serious knee injury for the past three years, won his first ATP tournament. He is currently ranked 111th. The 40th-ranked Sousa was...
  • Cuevas, Sousa to meet in Swedish Open final July 13, 2014

    Bastad, Sweden: Pablo Cuevas advanced to the Swedish Open final by defeating Fernando Verdasco of Spain 7-6 (6), 6-3 on Saturday. The 28-year-old Uruguayan, who has fought a serious knee injury for the past three years, trailed 5-1 in the tie-breaker before rallying to take the first set at the Bastad...
  • Sousa through after only one game at Swedish Open July 8, 2014

    Pere Riba retired after only one game at the Swedish Open on Monday, allowing fifth-seeded Joao Sousa of Portugal to advance to the second round of the clay-court tournament. The Spaniard won the game before retiring with a neck strain at Bastad Tennis Stadium. Also in the first round, Italy's Paolo Lorenzi...
  • Wawrinka, Tsonga advance to second round at Wimbledon June 24, 2014

    London: Australian Open champion Stanislas Wawrinka advanced to the second round of Wimbledon with a 6-3, 6-4, 6-3 win over Joao Sousa of Portugal on Tuesday. Wawrinka, who served 18 aces, lost in the first round at the French Open in his first Grand Slam since winning his inaugural major at...
  • Djokovic beats Joao Sousa to reach second round of French Open May 26, 2014

    Paris: Novak Djokovic played through some rain and some rain delays Monday before reaching the second round at the French Open. The second-seeded Serb beat Joao Sousa of Portugal 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 on a wet day at Roland Garros. Djokovic was leading 4-1 when rain halted play on Court Philippe Chatrier,...
  • Fabio Fognini survives scare to beat Joao Sousa in 1st round in Monaco April 14, 2014

    Monaco: Fabio Fognini of Italy was two points away from defeat before rallying to beat Joao Sousa 5-7, 7-5, 6-4 in the first round of the Monte Carlo Masters on Monday. Sousa led 5-2 and 30-0 on Fognini's serve, but the Portuguese player lost his composure and then started complaining to...
  • Sergiy Stakhovsky, Alize Cornet advance at Kremlin Cup October 14, 2013

    Moscow: Sergiy Stakhovsky and Alize Cornet advanced to the second round of the Kremlin Cup with straight-set victories on Monday. Stakhovsky upset seventh-seeded Joao Sousa 6-4, 6-3, while Cornet ousted Ukrainian teenager Elina Svitolina 7-5, 6-3. Stakhovsky won seven consecutive games to rally from 4-1 down in the first set and take...
  • Joao Sousa seals first ATP win for Portugal September 29, 2013

    Unheralded Joao Sousa completed a fairytale run at the Malaysian Open on Sunday when he beat France's Julien Benneteau 2-6 7-5 6-4 in the final to become the first Portuguese to win an ATP Tour title. The 24-year-old, ranked 77th in the world, fell flat on his back in delight after...
  • Sousa upsets Tursunov in St. Petersburg Open September 21, 2013

    St. Petersburg: Joao Sousa advanced to his first career ATP tour semi-final by beating fourth-seeded Dmitry Tursunov 6-4, 6-3 on Friday at the St. Petersburg Open. The 89th-ranked Portuguese, who had a 17-20 record on the tour before this tournament, broke Tursunov in the eighth game of the second set and...
  • Djokovic thrashes Sousa to reach 4th round at Flushing Meadows September 2, 2013

    New York: Top-seeded Novak Djokovic moved into the fourth round of the US Open by beating 95th-ranked Joao Sousa of Portugal 6-0, 6-2, 6-2 on Sunday night. Djokovic's serve was broken only once, when he served for the match at 5-1 in the third set. He's been broken once in each...
  • Murray breezes past Joao Sousa into round three January 17, 2013

    Melbourne: US Open champion Andy Murray had another easy win at the Australian Open on Thursday, a 6-2, 6-2, 6-4 victory over Joao Sousa of Portugal. Murray, who ended a 76-year drought by British men in Grand Slam tournaments with his win at Flushing Meadows last year, dropped only seven games...