12 july 2014
The seventh-seeded American Jack Sock defeated top-seeded John Isner, 6-4, 7-6 (4), at the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships in Newport, R.I. Isner won the 2011 and 2012 titles and had victories in 14 of his previous 15 matches on Newport’s grass courts. Third-seeded Lleyton Hewitt also advanced to the semifinals, beating Steve Johnson, 6-4, 6-4.
Swedish Open organizers say the defending champion Serena Williams will not appear at the tournament next week because she does not feel on top form. At Wimbledon, Williams dropped out of a doubles match with her sister Venus because of what was called a viral illness. (AP)
The Czech police arrested a man accused of making threats against the Wimbledon champion, Petra Kvitova.