Andrea

  • Djokovic races into Monte Carlo Masters quarters 17-04-2014 10:25 PM

    Monaco: Defending champion Novak Djokovic of Serbia raced into the Monte Carlo Masters quarterfinals on Thursday, dispatching Pablo Carreno Busta 6-0, 6-1 in just 47 minutes. Eight-time champion Rafael Nadal also had little trouble reaching the last eight, beating Italian Andreas Seppi 6-1, 6-3, while fourth-seeded Roger Federer shook off...
  • Rafael Nadal battles wardrobe malfunction in Monte Carlo 17-04-2014 09:25 PM

    Rafael Nadal is battling a wardrobe malfunction that has forced him to alter his serving routine at this week's Monte Carlo Masters. When he has failed with his first serve, Nadal has had to ask for another ball rather than plucking one from his shorts, because he has been experiencing...
  • Nadal and Federer breeze into last eight of Monte Carlo 17-04-2014 06:38 PM

    Monaco: Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer demonstrated their superior class on clay as they eased into the quarterfinals of the Monte Carlo Masters on Thursday. Claycourt wizard Nadal barely broke a sweat in his 6-1, 6-3 thrashing of Italy's Andreas Seppi while fourth seed Federer recovered from a break in...
  • Petkovic survives set point to win WTA Family Circle Cup 07-04-2014 09:27 AM

    Andrea Petkovic survived a set point before steamrolling her way to an emphatic 7-5 6-2 victory over Jana Cepelova in the final of the Family Circle Cup in South Carolina on Sunday. Petkovic, on the comeback trail from a string of injuries, used her powerful forehand to collect her third...
  • Petkovic, Cepelova advance to Family Circle final 06-04-2014 08:41 AM

    Charleston: Andrea Petkovic of Germany and Jana Cepelova of Slovakia advanced to the final of the Family Circle Cup, both rallying late in their semi-final matches on Saturday to set up an unlikely championship. No. 14 seed Petkovic rallied in the final two sets to defeat sixth-seeded Eugenie Bouchard 1-6,...
  • Spain's David Ferrer advances at Sony Open 25-03-2014 09:52 AM

    Miami: Spain's David Ferrer, the world No. 4, has defeated Italy's Andreas Seppi 6-3, 6-2 to advance to the round of 16 at the Sony Open in Key Biscayne, Florida. Ferrer, who skipped the Masters 1000 tournament in Indian Wells, California, due to injuries sustained at the event in Acaculpo,...
  • Juventus, Benfica, AZ into Europa League quarters 21-03-2014 08:37 AM

    Andrea Pirlo scored on a free kick in the 71st minute, giving Juventus a 1-0 victory at Italian rival Fiorentina on Thursday night and a berth in the Europa League quarter-finals with a 2-1 aggregate win. Pirlo scored after Gonzalo Rodrguez pulled down Fernando Llorente at the edge of the...
  • Petkovic dances her way into Miami second round 20-03-2014 09:42 AM

    Miami: Andrea Petkovic has not had much reason to dance this season but the effervescent German flashed some of her moves after advancing to the second round of the Sony Open on Wednesday with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Spain's Maria-Teresa Torro-Flor. Ranked in the top 10 at the end...
  • Juventus draw with Fiorentina, Napoli lose in Europa League 14-03-2014 09:07 AM

    Beijing: Juventus drew 1-1 with Fiorentina in an Italian affair in the home leg of Europa League eighth-final, while Napolis suffered a 1-0 defeat in its visit to Porto. Although the leading striker Carlos Tevez was forced out of competition due to injury, Arturo Vidal opened the scoring just 3...
  • Berdych, Tsonga, Kohlschreiber win at ABN Amro 11-02-2014 10:26 AM

    Rotterdam: Third-seeded Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic beat Andreas Seppi of Italy for the fifth time in a row 6-3, 6-3 to open his account at the ABN Amro tournament on Monday. Berdych, coming off a semi-final run at the Australian Open and Davis Cup win over the Netherlands,...
  • Tomas Berdych wins at ABN Amro tournament 10-02-2014 11:10 PM

    Rotterdam: Third-seeded Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic beat Andreas Seppi of Italy for the fifth time in a row 6-3, 6-3 to open his account at the ABN Amro tournament on Monday. Berdych, coming off a semifinal run at the Australian Open and Davis Cup win over the Netherlands,...
  • Andrea Jeremiah composes a song for 'Taramani' 09-02-2014 04:41 PM

    Chennai: Singer-actress Andrea Jeremiah, who works predominantly in the Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam film industries, has for the first time composed a single, titled 'Soul of Taramani', for upcoming Tamil romantic-drama 'Taramani'. The track will be released here Sunday by actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan. "I had no idea she can compose...
  • London Bridge: Watch Prithviraj, Andrea in the trailer 31-01-2014 05:47 PM

    New Delhi: Prithviraj Sukumaran is all set to enthrall his fans once again with 'London Bridge'. The film will also feature Andrea Jeremiah, Nanditha Raj and Mukesh in important roles. Directed by Anil C Menon, the film is scheduled to be released on February 1, 2014. ...
  • Lleyton Hewitt out in first round at Australian Open 14-01-2014 03:31 PM

    Melbourne: Andreas Seppi ended perennial local favorite Lleyton Hewitt's 18th appearance at the Australian Open with a 7-6 (4), 6-3, 5-7, 5-7, 7-5 win on Tuesday. Former No. 1-ranked Hewitt, who beat 17-time major winner Roger Federer in last week's Brisbane International final, had a match point late in the...
  • Andrea Pirlo wants to extend stay at Juventus 12-01-2014 12:08 PM

    Turin, Italy: Italian footballer Andrea Pirlo said that he wants to secure a contract extension and stay at Juventus. Pirlo, whose contract with Juventus will expire in June, dismissed speculations that he could leave on a free transfer for Real Madrid where he'd reunite with Carlo Ancelotti, reports Xinhua. "If...
  • Serena opens season with a win over Petkovic in Brisbane 31-12-2013 12:36 PM

    Brisbane: Serena Williams' first competitive match of the season, on New Year's Eve, was by no means perfect, but a 6-4, 6-4 win over Andrea Petkovic at the Brisbane International was a decent start against a player with a career-high ranking of No. 9. Top-ranked Williams was understandably below her...
  • Juventus' Pirlo out until new year 03-12-2013 08:47 AM

    Turin: Juventus and Italy playmaker Andrea Pirlo is expected to be sidelined until the new year with damaged knee ligaments. Pirlo limped out of Sunday's 1-0 win over Udinese after just 13 minutes. Juventus says Pirlo underwent tests on Monday which revealed he has "a second-degree lesion to the collateral...
  • Andrea Barzagli to miss Italy-Nigeria friendly 17-11-2013 10:48 AM

    Milan: Andrea Barzagli is forced to miss Italy's friendly against Nigeria in London due to muscle problem. The Juventus defender pulled up injured during Italy's 1-1 draw with Germany at San Siro Friday, reported Xinhua. He has been diagnosed with a slight pull of the left adductor, so is sent...
  • Juventus thrash Napoli 3-0 to close gap on top in Serie A 11-11-2013 08:31 AM

    Milan: Juventus beat Napoli 3-0 to take advantage of another slip up by Roma and close the gap on the Serie A leader to one point on Sunday. Earlier, Roma was held to a 1-1 draw at home by lowly Sassuolo after conceding a last-minute equalizer, while AC Milan's struggles...
  • Kapur wins Dubai City Challenge, gets Euro tour card 04-11-2013 10:02 AM

    Dubai: Shiv Kapur played an extremely steady and solid final round of two-under 70 without any bogeys to claim the season-ending Dubai Festival City Challenge Tour Grand Final at the Al Badia Golf Club. Kapur celebrated his Diwali in Dubai in a winning way with a total of 16-under 272...
  • Napoli and Juventus win to keep pressure on Roma 31-10-2013 08:38 AM

    Milan: Victories for Napoli and Juventus kept the pressure on Serie A leaders Roma on Wednesday, while Kaka scored his first goal since returning to AC Milan in a 1-1 draw against Lazio. Jose Maria Callejon and Dries Mertens scored to help Napoli to a controversial 2-1 win at Fiorentina....
  • Daniel Brands beats Andreas Haider-Maurer in 1st round in Vienna 15-10-2013 11:17 PM

    Vienna: Daniel Brands of Germany beat Andreas Haider-Maurer 6-4, 7-6 (5) despite the Austrian serving 16 aces in the first round of the Erste Bank Open on Tuesday. The 57th-ranked Brands managed one break in the opening set against the 2010 finalist and held serve throughout to set up a...
  • Hewitt, Tomic eliminated from Shanghai Masters 09-10-2013 08:31 AM

    Sydney: Australian tennis players Lleyton Hewitt and Bernard Tomic both have been knocked out of the Shanghai Masters in their first-round matches, local media reported on Wednesday. Hewitt lost 6-4, 6-2 to Italian Andreas Seppi in straight sets on Tuesday night, as reported. The Australian player grabbed an early break...
  • Juventus recover to beat AC Milan 3-2 in Serie A 07-10-2013 08:26 AM

    Rome: Juventus conceded a goal after just 19 seconds then recovered to beat AC Milan 3-2 on Sunday and remind the rest of Serie A that they intend to win a third straight Italian league title. Juve had come away with draws from its three biggest matches thus far this...
  • Paes-Nestor ousted from China Open 05-10-2013 05:39 PM

    Beijing: Leander Paes and Daniel Nestor's bid to win their second title of the season together failed as they lost the semi-finals of the China Open to Italian pair of Fabio Fognini and Andreas Seppi, here on Saturday. The top-seeded Indo-Canadian pair lost 6-3, 5-7, 8-10 to the unseeded rivals...
  • Andrea Petkovic upsets defending champion Victoria Azarenka in China 30-09-2013 06:30 PM

    Victoria Azarenka's China Open title defence wilted in the first round when the Belarussian lost to Germany's Andrea Petkovic 6-4, 2-6, 6-4 on Monday. Azarenka's 15 double faults, to go with 44 unforced errors, mirrored her erratic display over two hours 22 minutes against Petkovic who appeared to be feeling...
  • Aston Villa upset Manchester City 3-2 in Premier League 28-09-2013 09:52 PM

    Birmingham: Aston Villa brought Manchester City to earth with a 3-2 victory in the English Premier League on Saturday with Andreas Weimann scoring the winner in the 75th minute. In their first league game since humbling rival Manchester United 4-1, City went ahead 2-1 with a close-range header from Edin...
  • Pirlo won't face punishment despite new Juventus rule 24-09-2013 10:16 PM

    Turin: Juventus coach Antonio Conte has warned his players that they must remain on the bench after being substituted or face a month's suspension. On Tuesday, Conte says "unless a player goes off on a stretcher or because of an injury ... he must remain on the bench until the...
  • Nicolas Mahut upsets Andreas Seppi to reach Metz quarter-finals 20-09-2013 12:08 AM

    France: Nicolas Mahut of France upset third-seeded Andreas Seppi of Italy 6-4, 6-4 to reach the Moselle Open quarter-finals on Thursday. Mahut broke last year's runner-up twice in each set. The Frenchman won two titles in the summer and is enjoying his best season. Florian Mayer and Benjamin Becker of...
  • Hlavackova, Hradecka win US Open women doubles title 08-09-2013 08:42 AM

    New York: Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka rallied from down a set and a break to win their first US Open women's doubles title. The fifth-seeded Czechs beat Australia's Ashleigh Barty and Casey Dellacqua 6-7 (4), 6-1, 6-4 on Saturday night. They also won the 2011 French Open championship. Barty...