DUBAI OPEN

  • Federer beats Berdych to claim sixth Dubai title March 1, 2014

    Dubai: Roger Federer subdued Tomas Berdych 3-6 6-4 6-3 in the final to win the Dubai Championship on Saturday, the Swiss maestro's 78th singles title. Federer, who also recovered from a set down to stun world number two Novak Djokovic in Friday's semi-finals, again struggled early on but dug deep to...
  • Bopanna-Qureshi bag their first title after re-union March 1, 2014

    Dubai: Rohan Bopanna and his Pakistani partner Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi today won their first ATP title after re-union as they beat Daniel Nestor and Nenad Zimonjic in the doubles final of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships here. The second seeded 'Indo-Pak Express' duo beat their top seeded opponents Nestor of Canada...
  • Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic to meet in Dubai semi-finals February 28, 2014

    Five-times champion Roger Federer brushed aside Lukas Rosol on Thursday to set up a mouthwatering semi-final clash with Novak Djokovic in the Dubai Championship. Federer eased through 6-2 6-2 while holder Djokovic enjoyed a walkover when quarter-final opponent Mikhail Youzhny withdrew through illness. Third seed Tomas Berdych, who finished runner-up to...
  • Bopanna-Qureshi dump Bhupathi-Istomin in Dubai ATP event February 27, 2014

    Dubai: Second seeds Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-ul-haq Qureshi survived a scare before diffusing the challenge of Mahesh Bhupathi and Denis Istomin in the quarter-finals of the ATP 500 Dubai Duty Free Championships, here on Thursday. The Indo-Pak Express came back from a set down to beat their unseeded but very experienced...
  • Bhupathi, Istomin advance to quarter-finals of Dubai ATP event February 26, 2014

    Dubai: Veteran Mahesh Bhupathi and his partner Denis Istomin erased a one set deficit to edge past Oliver Marach and Florin Mergea in their opening round of the Dubai Duty Free Championships, here on Wednesday. Bhupathi and Uzbekistan's Istomin defeated the Austrian-Romanian pair 4-6, 6-3, 16-14 in an hour and 29...
  • Venus Williams wins Dubai title for 3rd time February 23, 2014

    United Arab Emirates: Venus Williams won her 45th career WTA title at the Dubai Championships in an impressive 6-3, 6-0 victory over Alize Cornet of France in the final on Saturday. The 44th-ranked Williams, playing courtesy of a wild card, also won this title in 2009 and 2010. She's won her...
  • Serena Williams upset by Cornet in Dubai semis February 21, 2014

    Dubai: Alize Cornet scored her first career victory over a No. 1 player when she upset Serena Williams 64, 64 in the Dubai Championships semifinals on Friday. The 26thranked Cornet's win ruined the chances of a first allWilliams final anywhere since 2009. Venus Williams defeated eighthseeded Caroline Wozniacki 63, 62 earlier. Cornet,...
  • Venus Williams beats Wozniacki in Dubai semifinals February 21, 2014

    Dubai: Venus Williams dominated eighthseeded Caroline Wozniacki 63, 62 to reach the final of the Dubai Championships on Friday. "I feel like I've just gotten so much better since my first round to now, just feeling comfortable on the court, feeling comfortable when I'm behind, feeling comfortable when I'm in...
  • Venus Williams makes Dubai semis in 2 sets February 20, 2014

    Dubai: Venus Williams has reached her fourth career Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships semifinal with a 63, 75 win over qualifier Flavia Pennetta of Italy. The American, who won this title in 2009 and 2010, squandered her first chance of victory. Serving at 54, she lost a match point when Pennetta...
  • Williams sisters enter quarterfinals at Dubai Open February 20, 2014

    Dubai: Venus Williams, the former world's number one and currently ranked 44, defeated here Wednesday Serbia's Ana Ivanovic 62, 61. Her younger sister Serena Williams, the current number one, kicked out Elaterina Makarova the evening before 76, 60. Ivanonic appeared to be exhausted during the game as the 26year old Serbian had...
  • Venus Williams beats Ivanovic in Dubai 2nd round February 19, 2014

    DUBAI: Venus Williams pummeled Ana Ivanovic 62, 61 in a secondround match between former world No. 1s at the Dubai Championships on Wednesday. Williams showed the form that once delivered her seven Grand Slam titles. Ivanovic couldn't take advantage of the two breakpoint opportunities Williams offered in the sixth game of...
  • Radwanska falls to Pennetta in Dubai 2nd round February 19, 2014

    Dubai: Second seeded Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland was upset by Italian qualifier Flavia Pennetta 64, 61 in the second round at the Dubai Championships on Wednesday. Radwanska, the 2012 Dubai champion, also was ousted in the second round at the Qatar Open in Doha last week. She led 41 then lost eight...
  • Ivanovic beats Kerber in first round in Dubai Open February 19, 2014

    Dubai: Ana Ivanovic, world no.12, from Serbia on Tuesday beat Germany's Angelique Kerber 36, 63, 76 (86) in the first round of the WTA Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships here. After losing the first set, Ivanovic found back her pace and quickly decided the second set for herself, reported Xinhua. In...
  • Simona Halep retires injured, tired during Dubai opener February 18, 2014

    Dubai: Seventhseeded Simona Halep of Romania retired with a right Achilles injury and fatigue while trailing Alize Cornet of France 61, 11, in her opening match at the Dubai Championships on Tuesday. The ninthranked Halep, who won the Qatar Open on Sunday, complained of an inflamed Achilles during her run to...
  • Berdych stuns Federer to reach Dubai Open final March 1, 2013

    Dubai: Tomas Berdych saved three match points before beating defending champion Roger Federer 3-6, 7-6 (8), 6-4 on Friday to set up a Dubai Championships final against Novak Djokovic. In a back-and-forth tiebreaker, Berdych led 4-2 before needing to save two match points - the second with a powerful serve. The...
  • Bopanna, Bhupathi to clash in Dubai Open semi-final February 28, 2013

    Dubai: Long time friends Rohan Bopanna and Mahesh Bhupathi set up the semi-final clash of the Dubai Tennis Championships against each other after winning quarter-finals with their respective partners on Thursday. Unseeded Bopanna and Ram hit seven aces and converted one of seven break point opportunities to beat Victor Hanescu and...
  • Bhupathi hoping to build on 50th title win March 6, 2012

    Having clinched his 50th career title and his first with Rohan Bopanna at the Dubai Championships, Mahesh Bhupathi is eyeing further success ahead of the London Olympics. ...
  • Federer edges Murray to win Dubai title March 3, 2012

    Dubai: Roger Federer swatted aside Andy Murray 75, 64 to win the Dubai Championships on Saturday, the Swiss maestro's 72nd tour title, as he abandoned the baseline to dominate from the net. The 16time Grand Slam winner may no longer be favourite for the top prizes but few can match his...
  • BhupathiBopanna win Dubai Open title March 3, 2012

    Dubai: Mahesh Bhuapthi and Rohan Bopanna won their first title together after pipping the Polish pair of Mariusz Fyrstenberg and Marcin Matkowski in the summit clash if the ATP Dubai Open, here on Saturday. Bhupathi and Bopanna, seeded fourth, secured a 64 36 105 win after facing stiff resistance from their...
  • Murray to face Federer in final of Dubai Open March 3, 2012

    Dubai: Topranked Novak Djokovic lost for the first time this season, falling to Andy Murray 62, 75 in the semifinals of the Dubai Championships on Friday. The surprisingly onesided victory ended Djokovic's 10match winning streak that included the Australian Open title and his bid for a fourth successive Dubai title. In the...
  • BhupathiBopanna in final of Dubai Open March 2, 2012

    Dubai: Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna, who need to improve their rankings to earn a direct entry into the London Olympics, stormed into the summit clash of the ATP Dubai Open with a straight sets win on Friday. The fourthseeded Indian pair of Bhupathi and Bopanna edged past the giantkilling Austrian...
  • Djokovic sets up SF with Murray in Dubai March 2, 2012

    Dubai: Novak Djokovic defeated fellow Serb Janko Tipsarevic 61, 76 (6) Thursday to set up a Dubai Championships semifinal against Andy Murray, a rematch of a marathon fivesetter at the Australian Open. Murray, who lost to Djokovic at the Australian Open each of the last two years, defeated fifthseeded Tomas Berdych...
  • BhupathiBopanna reach Dubai Open quarters March 1, 2012

    Dubai: India's Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna beat Lukas Dlouhy and Alexandr Dolgopolov to enter the men's doubles quarterfinals of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships here. BhupathiBopanna, seeded fourth, defeated the CzechRussian pair 64, 75 in the opening round on Wednesday. The Indians converted four of their 14 break points...
  • Federer, Djokovic, Murray in Dubai Open semis March 1, 2012

    Dubai: Novak Djokovic beat fellow Serb Janko Tipsarevic 61, 76 (6) on Thursday to set up a Dubai Championships semifinal with Andy Murray, who beat Tomas Berdych 63, 75. Roger Federer too made it to the lastfour beating Mikhail Youzhny 63, 64 and now awaits the winner of Juan Martin...
  • Sania slides to 129 in singles rankings February 27, 2012

    New Delhi: The poor singles run in recent times has further dented Sania Mirza's ranking as the Indian slipped to 129, a loss of 16 places, in the latest WTA list issued on Monday. Sania had lost in the WTA Dubai Open qualifiers in the singles but did well in doubles...
  • SaniaElena blown away in Dubai final February 25, 2012

    Dubai: Sania Mirza and Elena Vesnina suffered a crushing 26, 16 defeat against top seeds Liezel Huber and Lisa Raymond to end runners up at the WTA Dubai Open here on Saturday. The second seeded IndoRussian pair had started well and gave a good fight in the first 30 minutes of...
  • SaniaVesnina in Dubai Open semis February 23, 2012

    Dubai: Sania Mirza and Elena Vesnina entered the women's doubles semifinals of the Dubai Open tennis event on Thursday, defeating MariaJose Matrinez Sanchez and Shahar Peer. The second seeds got the better of the SpanishIsraeli combine 61, 46, 108 in the quarterfinals, which was their first match of the tournament after...
  • Federer tames Somdev at Dubai Open February 23, 2011

    Dubai: Somdev Devvarman went down in straight sets to Roger Federer in the first round of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships on Tuesday. World No.2 Federer was largely untroubled as he came through 63, 63 against the 26yearold Devvarman, who is ranked 77 places below the Swiss maestro. The match was...
  • Sania out of doubles in Dubai open February 16, 2010

    Dubai: India's Sania Mirza, who lost in the singles first round, failed to clear the first hurdle in the doubles as well as she and her Spanish partner Virginia Ruano Pacual went down in straight sets to Jie Zheng of China and Chan Yungjan of Chinese Taipei in the $2...
  • Sania crashes out of Dubai Open February 15, 2010

    Dubai: Sania Mirza yet again failed to move beyond the first round of a WTA tournament and crashed out of the USD two million Dubai Tennis Championships following her 36 46 defeat against Spaniard Anabel Medina Garrigues on Monday. Since going down in the second round of Auckland event at the...