Justine Henin and Marat Safin have been elected to the International Tennis Hall of Fame.

With a classic one-handed backhand, Henin won seven Grand Slam singles titles, an Olympic gold medal and helped Belgium win its first Fed Cup championship. She spent 117 weeks ranked No. 1 and finished the 2003, 2006 and 2007 seasons in the top spot.

Henin won four French Opens, two U.S. Opens and one Australian Open despite a small frame in a game increasingly dominated by power.

The enigmatic Safin earned two major titles – at the 2000 U.S. Open and 2005 Australian Open – and briefly reached No. 1.

Also in the Hall’s Class of 2016: Yvon Petra and Margaret Scriven were posthumously elected in the master player category.


CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Cristiano Ronaldo and James Rodriguez scored second-half goals to help Real Madrid defeat Roma 2-0 and advance to the quarterfinals for the sixth consecutive season on a 4-0 aggregate score.

FA CUP: Olivier Giroud and Theo Walcott each scored twice as FA Cup holder Arsenal easily eliminated Hull, overcoming the second-tier side 4-0 to reach the quarterfinals.

Arsenal’s quest for a third successive title continues on Sunday with a home match against Watford.


FORMULA ONE: According to a person with knowledge of the decision, organizers of the U.S. Grand Prix are set to announce that the race will run in 2016 after months of speculation that financial troubles could force it off the calendar.

The Circuit of the Americas, which hosts the race near Austin, Texas, scheduled a Wednesday news conference. Track representatives have told local officials it will include announcing the U.S. Grand Prix will race.

NASCAR: Furniture Row Racing has withdrawn its appeal of a penalty for illegal roof flaps. Crew chief Cole Pearn will serve his one-race suspension this weekend at Phoenix International Raceway.

Pearn was suspended last week by NASCAR because an unapproved part was found on Martin Truex Jr.’s during prerace inspection at Atlanta.


WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Elin Gustavsson had 21 points and seven rebounds and No. 22 Colorado State won its 26th straight with a 53-41 victory over eighth-seeded San Diego State in a Mountain West Conference quarterfinal at Las Vegas.


DOPING: World champion Russian speedskater Pavel Kulizhnikov’s coach says the athlete has failed a doping test for meldonium, the same drug found in tennis star’s Maria Sharapova’s sample at the Australian Open.

The 21-year-old Kulizhnikov has won five world championship gold medals since the start of 2015. He is also world record-holder in the 500 meters.


LOS ANGELES BID: Athletes are being promised a voice in the bid by Los Angeles to win the 2024 Olympics and host the games a third time.

The bid committee said it has recruited 53 American and international athletes who train in the U.S. to serve on a commission that will help personalize the Olympic experience for competitors if Los Angeles is chosen.

– From staff and news services