Dubai Open

  • Federer beats Berdych to claim sixth Dubai title 01-03-2014 11:53 PM

    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...
  • Bopanna-Qureshi bag their first title after re-union 01-03-2014 10:16 PM

    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...
  • Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic to meet in Dubai semi-finals 28-02-2014 09:24 AM

    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...
  • Bopanna-Qureshi dump Bhupathi-Istomin in Dubai ATP event 27-02-2014 08:35 PM

    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...
  • Bhupathi, Istomin advance to quarter-finals of Dubai ATP event 26-02-2014 10:53 PM

    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...
  • Venus Williams wins Dubai title for 3rd time 23-02-2014 09:08 AM

    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...
  • Serena Williams upset by Cornet in Dubai semis 21-02-2014 10:37 PM

    Dubai: Alize Cornet scored her first career victory over a No. 1 player when she upset Serena Williams 6-4, 6-4 in the Dubai Championships semi-finals on Friday. The 26th-ranked Cornet's win ruined the chances of a first all-Williams final anywhere since 2009. Venus Williams defeated eighth-seeded Caroline Wozniacki 6-3, 6-2...
  • Venus Williams beats Wozniacki in Dubai semi-finals 21-02-2014 10:01 PM

    Dubai: Venus Williams dominated eighth-seeded Caroline Wozniacki 6-3, 6-2 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 20-02-2014 10:07 PM

    Dubai: Venus Williams has reached her fourth career Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships semifinal with a 6-3, 7-5 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 5-4, she lost a match point when...
  • Williams sisters enter quarter-finals at Dubai Open 20-02-2014 10:27 AM

    Dubai: Venus Williams, the former world's number one and currently ranked 44, defeated here Wednesday Serbia's Ana Ivanovic 6-2, 6-1. Her younger sister Serena Williams, the current number one, kicked out Elaterina Makarova the evening before 7-6, 6-0. Ivanonic appeared to be exhausted during the game as the 26-year old...
  • Venus Williams beats Ivanovic in Dubai 2nd round 19-02-2014 10:40 PM

    DUBAI: Venus Williams pummeled Ana Ivanovic 6-2, 6-1 in a second-round 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 break-point opportunities Williams offered in the sixth game...
  • Radwanska falls to Pennetta in Dubai 2nd round 19-02-2014 05:31 PM

    Dubai: Second seeded Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland was upset by Italian qualifier Flavia Pennetta 6-4, 6-1 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 4-1 then...
  • Ivanovic beats Kerber in first round in Dubai Open 19-02-2014 10:19 AM

    Dubai: Ana Ivanovic, world no.12, from Serbia on Tuesday beat Germany's Angelique Kerber 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (8-6) 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....
  • Simona Halep retires injured, tired during Dubai opener 18-02-2014 08:50 PM

    Dubai: Seventh-seeded Simona Halep of Romania retired with a right Achilles injury and fatigue while trailing Alize Cornet of France 6-1, 1-1, in her opening match at the Dubai Championships on Tuesday. The ninth-ranked Halep, who won the Qatar Open on Sunday, complained of an inflamed Achilles during her run...
  • Federer tames Somdev at Dubai Open 23-02-2011 12:00 AM

    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 6-3, 6-3 against the 26-year-old Devvarman, who is ranked 77 places below the Swiss maestro. The...
  • Sania out of doubles in Dubai open 16-02-2010 03:20 PM

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  • Sania crashes out of Dubai Open 15-02-2010 05:35 PM

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  • Sania enters second round of Dubai Open 17-02-2009 12:55 PM

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  • Roddick overcomes the odds to take Dubai title 09-03-2008 10:43 PM

    Karachi: Former Pakistan captain Rashid Latif feels that those who conspired with the banned trio of Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir in the spot-fixing scandal should also be given exemplary punishment. "Salman, Amir and Asif committed the crime but they were actually trapped. It was a set-up and...
  • Dementieva prevails in the battle of Russian beauties 02-03-2008 02:12 AM

    Kolkata: Whitewashed in the just-concluded tour of England, the Indian cricket team will have a chance to redeem itself with a good show in the four-Test series in Australia later this year, feels former captain Sourav Ganguly. Ganguly, India's most successful Test skipper, said that after the disastrous away series...
  • Nadal struggles past Baghdatis at Dubai 28-02-2007 11:07 AM

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