Italian Open

  • Nadal dominates Federer to win Rome Masters 19-05-2013 09:34 PM

    Rome: After all these years, Rafael Nadal still knows how to dominate Roger Federer. In the 30th meeting between the two tennis greats, Nadal controlled the final from start to finish to win 6-1, 6-3 on Sunday for his seventh Italian Open title. It was the most lop-sided win in...
  • Bhupathi-Bopanna lose final of Rome Masters to Bryans 19-05-2013 08:11 PM

    Rome: Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna ended runners-up at the Rome Masters after a tame straight sets defeat at the hands of top seeded American team of Mike and Bob Bryan here on Sunday. The sixth seeded Indian combination lost 2-6 3-6 in the summit clash of the euro 3,204,745...
  • Serena Williams beats Azarenka to win Italian Open 19-05-2013 06:58 PM

    Rome: Serena Williams won her fourth consecutive title of the year in dominating fashion Sunday, beating third-seeded Victoria Azarenka 6-1, 6-3 in the Italian Open final. The top-ranked American will enter the French Open, which starts next Sunday, on a career-best 24-match winning streak. Williams was coming off consecutive titles...
  • Federer, Nadal to renew rivalry in Rome final 19-05-2013 09:17 AM

    Rome: Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal will renew their rivalry in the Italian Open final on Sunday - exactly a week before the French Open starts. In Saturday's semi-finals at the Foro Italico, Federer held off a stiff challenge from Frenchman Benoit Paire 7-6 (5), 6-4. Six-time Rome champion Nadal...
  • Emotional Nadal reaches Rome final, Serena rolls on 18-05-2013 11:49 PM

    Rome: Rafa Nadal beat Czech sixth seed Tomas Berdych 6-2 6-4 to reach the Italian Open final on Saturday with a dominant performance that he described as emotional after his long injury absence. Nadal, who returned to action in February after seven months out with a knee problem, will have...
  • Serena Williams reaches Italian Open final 18-05-2013 05:26 PM

    Rome: Serena Williams is one victory away from winning her fourth consecutive title this year - with the French Open only one week away. The top-ranked American overcame an early break of her serve to ease past Romanian qualifier Simona Halep 6-3, 6-0 on Saturday and reach the Italian Open...
  • Bhupathi-Bopanna in semis, Sania-Bethanie bow out in Rome 18-05-2013 01:49 PM

    Rome: Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna reached the semi-finals of the Rome Masters after getting a walkover from rivals Tomas Berdych and Radek Stepanek even as Sania Mizra and Bethanie Mattek-Sands crashed out of the women's event, here. Berdych, who shocked world number one Novak Djokovic in the men's singles...
  • Top-ranked Djokovic beaten by Berdych in Rome 17-05-2013 08:17 PM

    Rome: Top-ranked Novak Djokovic wasted a chance to serve out the match and was beaten 2-6, 7-5, 6-4 by sixth-seeded Tomas Berdych in the Italian Open quarterfinals on Friday. It's the second consecutive week that Djokovic has struggled, having also lost to Grigor Dimitrov in the second round of the...
  • Serena Williams extends winning streak to 22 at Rome 17-05-2013 06:43 PM

    Rome: Serena Williams is on the longest winning streak of her career. The top-ranked American beat Carla Suarez Navarro 6-2, 6-0 Friday to reach the Italian Open semi-finals and extend her victory run to 22 matches. Williams had twice won 21 in a row before, although both of those streaks...
  • Bhupathi-Bopanna advance in Rome Masters 17-05-2013 05:19 PM

    Rome: Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna entered the quarter-finals of the Rome Masters but it was curtains for Leander Paes and his Austrian partner Jurgen Melzer, here. Sixth seed Indian combo of Bhupathi and Bopanna scored a 6-2 6-3 win over unseeded British team of Dominic Inglot and Jonathan Marray...
  • Sharapova withdraws from Italian Open before quarter-final 17-05-2013 04:17 PM

    Rome: Maria Sharapova withdrew from the Italian Open before her quarter-final with Italy's Sara Errani on Friday because of "physical problems", organisers said. The Russian is set to defend her French Open title later this month. Italian Open officials did not eleborate further on the reasons for Sharapova's Rome exit....
  • Nadal struggles to beat qualifier Gulbis in Rome 16-05-2013 11:29 PM

    Rome: Six-time champion Rafael Nadal overcame one of the worst opening sets of his career to edge Latvian qualifier Ernests Gulbis 1-6, 7-5, 6-4 Thursday and reach the Italian Open quarter-finals. Nadal's performance, and sometimes sluggish movement on the court, raises questions about whether he will be able to successfully...
  • Djokovic beats Dolgopolov to advance in Rome 16-05-2013 06:10 PM

    Rome: Top-ranked Novak Djokovic improved his clay-court record this season to 8-1 and reached the Italian Open quarter-finals by beating Alexandr Dolgopolov 6-1, 6-4 Thursday. The only danger Djokovic faced came while serving at 3-2 in the second set. He saved two break points - one with a big serve...
  • Sania Mirza, Bethanie Mattek-Sands in quarters of Rome WTA event 16-05-2013 03:55 PM

    Rome: Sania Mirza and her American partner Bethanie Mattek-Sands scored a straight set win over Francesca Schiavone and Samantha Stosur to move to the quarter-finals of the WTA Premier event, here. The sixth seeded Indo-American pair registered a 6-4 6-3 win over the Italian-Australian combination in one hour and 13...
  • Murray retires with back pain; Sharapova wins at Rome 15-05-2013 10:34 PM

    Rome: Back pain forced Andy Murray to retire midway through his second-round match at the Italian Open on Wednesday. He may have to sit out the French Open, too. Elsewhere at the Foro Italico, two-time defending champion Maria Sharapova eased past Spanish qualifier Garbine Muguruza 6-2, 6-2. Also, rising Polish...
  • Jerzy Janowicz upsets Jo-Wilfried Tsonga at Rome 15-05-2013 06:33 PM

    Rome: Rising Polish player Jerzy Janowicz upset eighth-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-4, 7-6 (5) in the second round of the Italian Open on Wednesday. The 22-year-old Janowicz improved his record against top-10 opponents to 3-5, having closed last year by reaching the Paris Masters final as a qualifier, beating Andy Murray...
  • Serena takes Venus' revenge against Robson in Rome 15-05-2013 09:08 AM

    Rome: World number one Serena Williams inflicted swift revenge on behalf of her older sister when she beat Britain's Laura Robson 6-2 6-2 in the Rome Masters on Tuesday. Venus Williams was despatched in straight sets by Robson in Monday's first round but Serena, fresh from her defeat of Maria...
  • Djokovic beats Montanes to reach third round in Rome 14-05-2013 10:57 PM

    Rome: Novak Djokovic reached the third round of the Italian Open, beating Spanish qualifier Albert Montanes 6-2, 6-3 Tuesday and appearing to have no problems with his injured ankle. Djokovic has reached the final in four of the five past years at the Foro Italico, winning the title in 2008...
  • Laura Robson beats Venus Williams in Rome 13-05-2013 08:34 PM

    Rome: Laura Robson overcame strong winds to beat Venus Williams 6-3, 6-2 at the Italian Open on Monday and set up a second-round match with top-ranked Serena Williams. Both players struggled with the wind at the Foro Italico, with Robson hitting eight double-faults and Venus six, although Venus' errors came...
  • Jeev finishes 28th at Italian Open 13-06-2011 10:04 AM

    Turin: Four bogeys in a five-hole stretch late on the back nine ended Jeev Milkha Singh's hopes of top-10 finish as he slid down to tied 28th at the BMW Italian Open golf championship. Jeev, who was four-under after 12 holes finished at one-under 71, and at 11-under 273. Meanwhile,...
  • Jeev tied 15th in 3rd round in Italian Open 11-06-2011 10:46 PM

    Turin: Jeev Milkha Singh overcame a minor blip on the front nine to return a card of two-under 70 and lie at tied 15th after three rounds in the Italian Open golf championship here on Saturday. Jeev's 70 took him to 11-under 205 and five behind the leader Robert Rock,...
  • Jeev moves up to tenth in Italian Open 11-06-2011 04:56 PM

    Turin: Jeev Milkha Singh carded a superb six-under 66 to move to tied 10th after the second round of the Italian Open golf championships. However, his fellow Indians -- Shiv Kapur (74-67) and SSP Chowrasia (73-73) -- missed the cut. Jeev, who arrived late (on Wednesday evening) for the tournament...
  • Jeev placed tied 31st at Italian Open 10-06-2011 01:41 PM

    Turin (Italy): Indian golfer Jeev Milkha Singh opened with a creditable three-under 69 for a share of the 31st spot in the Italian Open here. He was five shots behind joint leaders Robert Rock and Chris Wood, both of whom have never won on the European Tour. But things were...
  • Djokovic beats Nadal for Italian Open title 16-05-2011 08:12 AM

    Rome: Novak Djokovic is just starting to get used to hearing his name mentioned in the same breath as the legends of the game. The seemingly unstoppable Serb stretched his unbeaten start to the season to 37 matches on Sunday with a 6-4, 6-4 win over top-ranked Rafael Nadal in...
  • Sharapova outclasses Stosur to take Rome crown 15-05-2011 11:58 PM

    Rome: Former world number one Maria Sharapova warmed up in style for the French Open by cruising to her first title in a year with a 6-2, 6-4 win over an out-of-sorts Samantha Stosur at the Italian Open on Sunday. After a rain-delayed start, the Russian appeared to be in...
  • Sharapova sets up final with Stosur 15-05-2011 05:59 PM

    Rome: Maria Sharapova and Samantha Stosur signalled their return to form ahead of Roland Garros after setting up a final showdown at the Italian Open on Saturday. Seventh seed Sharapova called on all her experience to outfox 20-year-old world number one Caroline Wozniacki 7-5, 6-3 while sixth seed Australian Stosur...
  • Nadal, Djokovic to meet in Italian Open final 15-05-2011 08:28 AM

    Rome: No. 1 Rafael Nadal and No. 2 Novak Djokovic will resume their rivalry in the Italian Open final on Sunday. Nadal, who has won this tournament five of the last six years, overcame a tough first set against Richard Gasquet on Saturday before rolling to a 7-5, 6-1 semifinal...
  • Nadal, Murray reach semifinals in Italy 13-05-2011 11:32 PM

    Rome: Rafael Nadal will keep the No. 1 ranking for at least another three weeks following a 6-1, 6-3 victory over Croatia's Marin Cilic on Friday in the Italian Open quarterfinals. Nadal was at risk of losing the top spot to Novak Djokovic if he failed to reach the semifinals...
  • Schiavone, Berdych advance in Rome 10-05-2011 11:54 PM

    Rome: French Open champion Francesca Schiavone got off to a comfortable start at the Italian Open by beating 18-year-old American qualifier Christina McHale 6-3, 6-1 on Tuesday. The second-seeded Italian broke McHale's serve midway through the first set and cruised from there, helped by vocal support from her home fans...
  • Italian Open: Roddick upset by Simon in 1st R 09-05-2011 11:53 PM

    Rome: Andy Roddick extended his troubled start to the clay-court season with a 6-3, 6-3 loss to Gilles Simon of France in the opening round of the Italian Open on Monday. Simon broke Roddick's serve in the first game of the match and quickly recovered a break by the 12th-seeded...