Cincinnati Open

  • King of Clay Nadal looks to extend reign to hardcourts August 19, 2013

    Cincinnati: The undisputed King of Clay, Rafael Nadal could soon extend his reign to the hardcourt after establishing himself as the red-hot favourite for the U.S. Open with back-to-back wins in Montreal and Cincinnati. With eight French Open titles, Nadal may be the best ever on the dirt but the Spaniard...
  • Nadal, Federer, Djokovic, Murray in Cincinnati quarters August 16, 2013

    Cincinnati: Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, Rafa Nadal and Roger Federer all picked up third-round wins at the Western and Southern Open on Thursday to set up a star-studded last eight in Cincinnati. The ATP Tour's big four were joined in the quarter-finals by 2009 US Open champion Juan Martin Del...
  • Good day for Djokovic, Murray, Nadal at Cincinnati August 15, 2013

    Cincinnati: The winners of the season's first three grand slams Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray and Rafa Nadal put on a masterclass at the Western and Southern Open on Wednesday, strolling into the third round with straight sets wins. Center court at the sprawling Lindner Family Tennis Center turned into a parade...
  • Federer beats Djokovic for 5th Cincinnati title August 20, 2012

    Mason, Ohio: Top-ranked Roger Federer won a record fifth Cincinnati title on Sunday, dominating second-ranked Novak Djokovic from the outset of a 6-0, 7-6 (7) win for the Western & Southern Open championship. It was the first time in the tournament's history that the top two played for the title. From...
  • Bhupathi-Bopanna in Cincinnati quarters November 16, 2012

    Cincinnati: Sixth seeds Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna moved into the men's doubles quarter-final here at the Cincinnati Masters tennis after receiving a walkover. Dutch Robin Haase and Juan Monaco of Argentina did not take the court giving the win to the Indian pair on Thursday. They will next take on Poland's...
  • Williams sisters in QF, Murray out at Cincinnati August 17, 2012

    Mason, Ohio: Serena and Venus Williams moved into the quarter-finals of the Western & Southern Open by handling the afternoon heat, humidity and wind. The conditions were too much for Andy Murray. Murray's off-day turned into the biggest upset of the tournament, a straight-sets loss on Thursday that left him with...
  • Venus survives, Radwanska cruises in Cincinnati November 16, 2012

    Mason, Ohio: Venus Williams fought back from a set down to beat South Africa's Chanelle Scheepers 2-6, 6-3, 6-2 as the top seeds advanced with little trouble at the Cincinnati Open on Wednesday. Williams will now meet Italian Sara Errani for a quarter-final berth following the seventh seed's 6-4, 6-4 win...
  • Top three ease into third round at Cincinnati November 16, 2012

    Mason, Ohio: Top three seeds Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray moved into the third round of the Cincinnati Open with relatively comfortable straight-set victories on Wednesday. World number two Djokovic beat Italian Andreas Seppi 7-6, 6-2 while Olympic gold medallist Murray strolled past American Sam Querrey 6-2, 6-4. Federer...
  • Knee injury rules Nadal out of Cincinnati Open August 10, 2012

    Cincinnati: Rafael Nadal has dropped out of the Western & Southern Open because of a knee problem that forced him to miss the Olympics. Nadal pulled out of the London Games because of a sore left knee, missing the chance to defend his title and be Spain's flag bearer in the...
  • Lea-Hesh win Cincinnati Masters after 10 years August 23, 2011

    Cincinnati: Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi won their third title of the season and first at Cincinnati after 10 years, following a hard-fought win over Michael Llodra and Nenad Zimonjic in the summit clash of the Western and Southern Open here. The third seeds edged past the fourth seeded French-Serbian combination...
  • Sharapova sinks Jankovic in Cincinnati final August 23, 2011

    Ohio: Russia's Maria Sharapova beat Serbia's Jelena Jankovic 4-6, 7-6, 6-3 to win the Cincinnati Open on Sunday and install herself as one of the favorites for the US Open. There were 16 breaks of serve in a topsy-turvy final but Sharapova emerged strongest in the end to claim her second...
  • Murray wins Cincinnati Open as Djokovic retires August 23, 2011

    Ohio: Andy Murray won his seventh Masters series final with victory over world number one Novak Djokovic on Sunday and his prospects of winning a grand slam have never looked better. Djokovic was forced to retire with a shoulder injury when trailing 6-4 3-0 in the Cincinnati Open final and while...
  • Lee-Hesh advance to Cincinnati Open final August 23, 2011

    Cincinnati: Third seeds Mahesh Bhupathi and Leander Paes staged a brilliant comeback to shock top seeds and defending champions Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan and reach the final of the Western and Southern Open here. The Indian Express was down by a set and break in the second set but went...
  • Sharapova to face Jankovic in Cincinnati final August 23, 2011

    Mason, Ohio: Russia's Maria Sharapova will face Serbian Jelena Jankovic in the Cincinnati Open final after the pair enjoyed solid victories in their semi-finals on Saturday. Sharapova recovered from a poor start to beat fellow Russian and world number two Vera Zvonareva 2-6 6-3 6-3 to reach her fourth final...
  • Task cut out for Nadal, Federer at US Open August 23, 2011

    Ohio: The once dominant top two in men's tennis, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, head into the US Open with much more than the formidable year of world number one Novak Djokovic to concern them. Both Federer and Nadal exited the Cincinnati Open at the quarter-final stage on Friday after suffering...
  • Sharapova moves into Cincinnati semis August 23, 2011

    Mason, Ohio: Maria Sharapova marched into the semi-finals of the Cincinnati Open after crushing Australian Samantha Stosur 6-3 6-2 on Friday to set up a last four meeting with fellow Russian Vera Zvonareva. Germany's Andrea Petkovic will face Serbian Jelena Jankovic in the other semi-final - China's Peng Shuai withdrew from...
  • Nadal, Federer upset in Cincinnati quarters August 23, 2011

    Mason, Ohio: Rafa Nadal and Roger Federer, numbers two and three in the world, suffered surprise defeats to inspired opponents in an entertaining quarter-finals day at the Cincinnati Open on Friday. To the delight of a packed home crowd, American hard court specialist Mardy Fish beat Nadal for the first time...
  • Nadal, Djokovic reach QFs in Cincinnati August 19, 2011

    Ohio: Rafael Nadal held off fellow Spaniard Fernando Verdasco 7-6 (5), 6-7 (4), 7-6 (9) after 3 hours, 38 minutes to reach the Western & Southern Open quarterfinals on Thursday. "The truth is that I am very happy. Very content with the victory. It was a tough match for both of...
  • Li, Kvitova crash out of Cincinnati Open August 19, 2011

    Ohio: The Cincinnati Open claimed two more high-profile victims on Thursday with grand slam champions Li Na and Petra Kvitova crashing out, while Russian pair Maria Sharapova and Vera Zvonareva crunched their opponents en route to the quarter-finals. A day after world number one Caroline Wozniacki, star attraction Serena Williams and...
  • Serena pulls out, Wozniacki upset in Cincinnati August 18, 2011

    Ohio: A big puff of pizzazz seeped out of the Cincinnati Open on Wednesday as its top seed Caroline Wozniacki slipped out and star attraction Serena Williams quit the tournament, along with third seed Victoria Azarenka. Fans and organisers were left deflated with 13-times grand slam winner Williams and third seed...
  • Nadal, Djokovic reach R3 in Cincinnati August 18, 2011

    Ohio: France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga suffered a surprise defeat to qualifier Alex Bogomolov while Spain's Rafael Nadal and world number one Novak Djokovic passed their second-round tests at the Cincinnati Open on Wednesday. France's Tsonga, a semi-finalist at Wimbledon, fell to the 28-year-old Florida-based, Moscow-born Bogomolov 6-3, 6-4. Bogomolov, who is yet to...
  • Sania fails to make Cincinnati main draw August 15, 2011

    New York: India's Sania Mirza failed to make the main draw of the $2,050,000 Western and Southern tennis tournament at Cincinnati for the second successive year when she lost the second and final round of the qualifiers against American Alexa Glatch in straight sets. Sania, a semifinalist here four years ago...
  • Clijsters to meet Sharapova in Cincinnati final August 15, 2010

    Mason, Ohio: Kim Clijsters needed only 12 minutes of tennis — and an empathetic hug — to reach another title match. Ana Ivanovic hurt her left foot during the opening set of their semifinal at the Cincinnati Open on Saturday, forcing her to withdraw in tears with the rest of...
  • Clijsters, Ivanovic in Cincinnati semis August 14, 2010

    Mason, Ohio: Ana Ivanovic will meet Kim Clijsters in the Cincinnati Open semifinals after progressing along with Russian teenager Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and Maria Sharapova on Friday. Serbian former world number one Ivanovic, looking in-form and confident, comfortably defeated Uzbek qualifier Akgul Amanmuradova 6-1, 6-3 to reach her second semifinal of the...
  • Dementieva bows out of Cincinnati Open August 12, 2010

    Mason, Ohio: Russia's Elena Dementieva lost 6-1, 6-3 to compatriot Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in the second round of the rain-hit Cincinnati Open on Wednesday but Maria Sharapova and Kim Clijsters both advanced to the third round. Fourth seed Clijsters comfortably defeated another former world number one Dinara Safina of Russia 7-5, 6-2...
  • Top seeds advance but Roddick out of Cincinnati August 20, 2009

    Cincinnati: The world's top five players shared top billing on a blockbuster day of tennis at the Cincinnati Masters on Wednesday but Andy Roddick failed to read the script as he was up-ended in the second round. Roger Federer, Andy Murray, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic all advanced to round three,...
  • Jankovic beats Safina, pockets Cincinnati Open title August 17, 2009

    Mason: Jelena Jankovic beat top-ranked Dinara Safina 6-4, 6-2 on Sunday to win the Cincinnati Open and put herself back among the contenders for the US Open title. "My smile is back and I'm having fun playing the matches," the Serbian player said. "This is what I missed. I missed this...
  • Tennis great Clijsters lured back after motherhood March 27, 2009

    London: Kim Clijsters was sick of the travelling, sick of being in the spotlight and especially sick of all the injuries ravaging her body when she quit tennis two years ago aged just 23. Now the Belgian former world number one has been lured back on to the courts, unable to...
  • Cincinnati Open: Sania loses in singles semis July 22, 2007

    Cincinnati (USA): Sania Mirza went down fighting against world No. 8 and top seed Anna Chakvetadze in the singles semi-final of the $175,000 Cincinnati Open tennis tournament in Cincinnati. Sania, seeded third, pushed her more fancied Russian opponent to the limit but lost the three setter 2-6, 7-5, 3-6 at the...
  • Sania in semis in singles, doubles at Cincinnati July 21, 2007

    Cincinnati: Top seeds Sania Mirza and American Bethanie Mattek hardly broke a sweat as they trounced Lilia Osterloh and Anastasia Rodionova in straight sets to breeze into the doubles semi-finals of the $175,000 Cincinnati Open. Sania and Bethanie took little over an hour to quell the US-Russian pair 6-2, 6-3 in...