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  • US Open champion Marin Cilic wins Kremlin Cup 3 days ago

    Moscow: US Open champion Marin Cilic won the Kremlin Cup on Sunday, beating Roberto Bautista Agut 6-4, 6-4 in the final. The big-serving Croat, seeded second, broke his Spanish opponent once in each set at Moscow's Olimpiisky arena to take his 13th career title and fourth of the season. Earlier Sunday, sixth-seeded...
  • Pavlyuchenkova beats Begu to win Kremlin Cup 3 days ago

    Moscow: Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia has won the Kremlin Cup in Moscow, beating Romania's Irina-Camelia Begu 6-4, 5-7, 6-1 in Sunday's final. Playing in her home city and seeded sixth, Pavlyuchenkova seized her chance in the $710,000 tournament when Begu tired after two evenly-matched sets. The Russian is now 7-3 in career...
  • Cilic through to Kremlin final after hardfought Kukushkin win 3 days ago

    US Open champion Marin Cilic overcame a spirited challenge from Mikhail Kukushkin of Kazakhstan to win their Kremlin Cup semi-final 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 on Saturday. Croatian Cilic, the world number eight who has qualified for the ATP World Tour Finals in London, lost the first set but quickly recovered against the...
  • Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova to face Begu in Kremlin Cup final 4 days ago

    Moscow: Sixth-seeded Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia beat Katerina Siniakova in straight sets on Saturday to set up a Kremlin Cup final against Irina-Camelia Begu of Romania. Pavlyuchenkova dominated the Czech qualifier from start to finish, winning 6-2, 6-2 to reach her 10th career final on the WTA tour. Earlier, Begu battled to...
  • Marin Cilic overpowers Tommy Robredo to reach Kremlin Cup semis 4 days ago

    US Open champion Marin Cilic moved into the last four of the Kremlin Cup with a 6-3, 6-3 win over Spain's Tommy Robredo on Friday. The 26-year-old Croatian proved too strong for the experienced Spaniard, ranked 21st in the world, who was making his second appearance at the Kremlin Cup after...
  • Top-seeded Milos Raonic eliminated at Kremlin Cup 6 days ago

    Moscow: Top-seeded Milos Raonic of Canada was eliminated in his first match at the Kremlin Cup on Thursday, losing 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 to Lithuanian qualifier Ricardas Berankis. Raonic had a bye into the second round, and the loss puts him in danger of failing to qualify for next month's ATP tour...
  • Marin Cilic through to Kremlin Cup quarter-finals 6 days ago

    US Open champion Marin Cilic was made to work hard before he earned a 6-3 3-6 6-3 win over 128th-ranked Russian journeyman Evgeny Donskoy to reach the quarter-finals of the Kremlin Cup on Wednesday. Cilic was pushed to the limit at times but claimed victory in just under two hours to...
  • Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova opens with a win at Kremlin Cup October 14, 2014

    Moscow: Fifth-seeded Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova started her Kremlin Cup campaign with a win on Tuesday, beating 16-year-old Croatian Ana Konjuh 6-3, 6-4. Pavlyuchenkova, the world No. 30, will now meet either Alison Riske of the United States or fellow Russian Daria Kasatkina, a wild card entrant, in the second round. "It's hard to...
  • Bautista Agut reaches second round at Kremlin Cup October 13, 2014

    Moscow: Fifth-seeded Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain beat local favorite Andrei Kuznetsov 6-3, 6-4 Monday to reach the second round of the Kremlin Cup. Bautista-Agut won in 1 hour, 17 minutes to set up a meeting with either Australia's Sam Groth or Russian wild card Andrei Rublev, who play Tuesday. "It felt...
  • Russia's Putin may have talks with Ukraine leader next week: Kremlin October 9, 2014

    Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin could hold talks with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko next week on the sidelines of a summit of Asian and European leaders in Milan, the Kremlin said on Thursday. Kremlin foreign policy adviser Yuri Ushakov confirmed Putin would attend the ASEM (Europe-Asia Meeting) summit in the northern...
  • Ukraine says Russia withdrawing, EU delays sanctions September 11, 2014

    Kiev: Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Thursday that Russia had withdrawn the bulk of its forces from his country and he pledged greater automony for the separatist east in moves that could help sustain a fragile truce. The proWestern leader's comments were soon followed by a European Union decision to...
  • Ukraine set to sign peace plan with rebels September 5, 2014

    Minsk: Ukraine was set on Friday to sign a Kremlinbacked truce with insurgents that could halt nearly five months of bloodshed but whose failure would unleash new Western sanctions against Russia. But even before the peace talks opened in the Belarussian capital Minsk, renewed combat was erupting on the edge of...
  • Don't mess with nuclear Russia, Vladimir Putin says August 30, 2014

    Washington: President Vladimir Putin said on Friday Russia's armed forces, backed by its nuclear arsenal, were ready to meet any aggression, declaring at a proKremlin youth camp that foreign states should understand: "It's best not to mess with us." Putin told the assembly, on the banks of a lake near Moscow,...
  • Damn! People swear up a storm as Russia bans obscenities July 11, 2014

    Moscow: Russians have endured countless crackdowns on their freedoms, but a legal ban on using their vast vocabulary of swear words has really got them hot under the collar. This month's law against swearing in films, theatre and the media has propelled the controversial subject to the forefront of public debate...
  • Putin, Ukraine president discuss possible ceasefire: Kremlin June 18, 2014

    Moscow: President Vladimir Putin and his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko discussed a possible ceasefire, the Kremlin has said, after a second member of a Russian television crew was confirmed to have died in the east of the exSoviet state. "The issue of possible ceasefire in the area of a military...
  • Richard Gasquet, Simona Halep win Kremlin Cup titles October 20, 2013

    Moscow: Topseeded Richard Gasquet of France won the 10th title of his career by rallying to beat qualifier Mikhail Kukushkin of Kazakhstan 46, 64, 64 in the final of the Kremlin Cup on Sunday. Simona Halep of Romania claimed the fifth title of her career by beating Samantha Stosur of Australia...
  • Samantha Stosur reaches final at Kremlin Cup October 19, 2013

    Moscow: Samantha Stosur and Simona Halep advanced to the final of the Kremlin Cup with straightsets victories Sunday. Stosur proceeded to her second straight final by beating her doubles partner Svetlana Kuznetsova 62, 64, while Halep routed Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 62, 61 to advance to her fifth final this season. Kuznetsova couldn't...
  • Stosur to face Kuznetsova in Kremlin Cup semis October 18, 2013

    Moscow: Samantha Stosur and doubles partner Svetlana Kuznetsova will meet in the Kremlin Cup semifinals after both players won in straight sets Friday. Stosur extended her unbeaten run to eight matches by defeating former No. 1 player Ana Ivanovic 75, 64. Kuznetsova eliminated secondseeded Roberta Vinci 62, 63. Defending men's champion...
  • Stosur, Ivanovic reach Kremlin Cup quarterfinals October 17, 2013

    Moscow: Former Grand Slam champions Ana Ivanovic and Samantha Stosur advanced to the Kremlin Cup quarterfinals with straightsets victories on Thursday to set up a rematch of last year's semifinal. The former topranked Ivanovic beat Klara Zakopalova 63, 61, while former U.S. Open winner Stosur extended her winning streak to seven...
  • Samantha Stosur, Svetlana Kuznertsova advance at Kremlin Cup October 16, 2013

    Moscow: Seventhseeded Samantha Stosur advanced to the second round of the Kremlin Cup by beating Kaia Kanepi 63, 61 on Wednesday. Stosur, coming off her second title this season and fifth of her career, converted four of 11 break opportunities. "I played really well today and Kaia was a really dangerous opponent,"...
  • Carla Suarez Navarro advances at Kremlin Cup October 15, 2013

    Moscow: Carla Suarez Navarro advanced to the second round of the Kremlin Cup with a 64, 63 victory over luckyloser Vera Dushevina on Tuesday. The sixthseeded Spaniard, who is looking for her maiden title, broke the Russian in the 10th game of the first set and went up 30 in the...
  • Svetlana Kuznetsova advances at Kremlin Cup October 14, 2013

    Moscow: Svetlana Kuznetsova advanced to the second round of the Kremlin Cup by beating Lesia Tsurenko 75, 62 on Monday. The eighthseeded Kuznetsova, a twotime Grand Slam champion from Russia, won five consecutive games in the second set and served for the match at love. "I haven't been playing at the...
  • Sergiy Stakhovsky, Alize Cornet advance at Kremlin Cup October 14, 2013

    Moscow: Sergiy Stakhovsky and Alize Cornet advanced to the second round of the Kremlin Cup with straightset victories on Monday. Stakhovsky upset seventhseeded Joao Sousa 64, 63, while Cornet ousted Ukrainian teenager Elina Svitolina 75, 63. Stakhovsky won seven consecutive games to rally from 41 down in the first set and take...
  • Russia will not extradite Snowden to US, says Putin September 4, 2013

    President Vladimir Putin has said Russia will not extradite former US intelligence employee Edward Snowden back to the US as the two countries do not have an agreement on mutual extradition of criminals. "The problem is not that we defended Snowden. We are not defending him in any way," Putin said...
  • Tipsarevic, Youzhny likely to play in Kremlin Cup April 2, 2013

    Moscow: Janko Tipsarevic and Mikhail Youzhny are likely to feature in this year's Kremlin Cup, a Russian tennis official said on Tuesday, an early boost for a tournament that typically struggles to attract the world's top men. Tipsarevic, the world No.10, has played here six of the last seven years...
  • Wozniacki, Seppi win titles in Moscow October 21, 2012

    Moscow: Caroline Wozniacki won her 20th career title on Sunday beating Samantha Stosur of Australia 62, 46, 75 in the final of the Kremlin Cup. The former topranked Dane has fallen to No. 11 but is showing signs of returning to her best after also winning in Seoul in September...
  • Wozniacki to play Stosur for Kremlin Cup title October 20, 2012

    Moscow: Caroline Wozniacki and Samantha Stosur both earned threeset victories on Saturday to reach the final of the Kremlin Cup. Wozniacki advanced to her third final of the season by beating Sofia Arvidsson of Sweden 63, 67 (4), 64, while Stosur rallied past former No. 1 Ana Ivanovic 26, 63,...
  • Top seed Dolgopolov suffers shock defeat at Kremlin Open October 18, 2012

    Moscow: Qualifier Edouard RogerVasselin saved four match points as he stunned top seed Alexandr Dolgopolov of Ukraine 63 57 76 in the second round of the Kremlin Cup on Thursday. The 116thranked Frenchman forced a tiebreak after saving two match points on his serve in the 12th game of the third...
  • SaniaNuria bow out of Kremlin Cup October 18, 2012

    Moscow: Sania Mirza could not end the season on a high as she and her partner Nuria Llagostera Vives were sent packing from the WTA Kremlin Cup by the American pair of Raquel KopsJones and Abigail Spears, here on Thursday. Third seeds Sania and Nuria, who had ended runnersup at the...
  • Ana Ivanovic storms into Kremlin Cup quarterfinals October 18, 2012

    Moscow: Ana Ivanovic advanced to the quarterfinals of the Kremlin Cup on Thursday by beating qualifier Valeria Solovieva 61, 64. The 11thranked Serb broke Solovieva three times in the 19yearold Russian's second match on the WTA Tour. Ivanovic, whose best result this season was a semifinal appearance in Indian Wells in March,...