LUXEMBOURG

  • Annika Beck beats Zahlavova Strycova to win Luxembourg Open October 19, 2014

    Annika Beck of Germany won her first career title on Saturday after beating fourth-seeded Barbora Zahlavova Strycova of the Czech Republic 6-2, 6-1 in the Luxembourg Open final. The 20-year-Beck, who is ranked 60th and was playing in her second final after finishing runner-up here last year, did not drop a...
  • Annika Beck, Mona Barthel advance at Luxembourg Open October 16, 2014

    Luxembourg: Annika Beck of Germany advanced to the quarter-finals of the Luxembourg Open with a 6-2, 6-2 win over Patricia Mayr-Achleitner of Austria on Thursday. Mayr-Achleitner struggled with her serve throughout, hitting four double-faults and winning less than half of the points on her first serve. The 60th-ranked Beck beat sixth-seeded Roberta...
  • Andrea Petkovic loses in first round in Luxembourg October 15, 2014

    Top-seeded Andrea Petkovic of Germany exited the Luxembourg Open in the first round on Tuesday, losing 6-4, 6-2 to Pauline Parmentier. The 78th-ranked Frenchwoman posted her first victory on the main Tour over Petkovic after breaking her five times. Having taken a 3-1 lead, Petkovic lost 11 of the next 14 games...
  • Gasquet, Seppi reach Shenzhen Open quarters September 24, 2014

    Shenzhen: Third-seeded Richard Gasquet of France saved all six break points he faced in defeating Gilles Muller of Luxembourg 6-3, 6-2 to advance to the Shenzhen Open quarterfinals on Wednesday. Gasquet, who lost his previous two meetings with the left-handed Muller, set up a quarterfinal clash with Juan Monaco of Argentina,...
  • Belgium win wiped from records after seven subs used June 4, 2014

    Zurich: FIFA says it wiped Belgium's 51 win against Luxembourg from the record books because coach Marc Wilmots used too many substitutes in the World Cup warmup match. FIFA rules allow a maximum of six substitutes in friendlies, and Wilmots used seven. Forward Romelu Lukaku's hat trick and Manchester United winger Adnan...
  • Romelu Lukaku bags hattrick as Belgium defeat Luxembourg 51 May 27, 2014

    Brussels: Romelu Lukaku scored a hattrick to lead Belgium 51 past Luxembourg in a World Cup warmup game on Monday. The triple boosted Lukaku's chances to be Belgium's striker at the World Cup after Christian Benteke withdrew injured almost two months ago. Belgium had gone four matches without a win but...
  • Champions Spain have comfortable draw for Euro 2016 February 23, 2014

    Nice, France: Two-time defending European champion Spain face a seemingly comfortable road to defend their title at Euro 2016 after being drawn in Group C along with Luxembourg, Macedonia, Belarus, Slovakia and Ukraine on Sunday. The Netherlands were drawn in a tougher-looking Group A and faces the Czech Republic, Turkey, Kazakhstan,...
  • Caroline Wozniacki wins Luxembourg Open October 20, 2013

    Luxembourg: Topseeded Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark won her first tournament of the year, beating German teenager Annika Beck 62, 62 in Sunday's final of the Luxembourg Open. Wozniacki, ranked ninth in the world, completed a confidencebuilding week in which she only lost one set by dominating throughout against her 19yearold opponent. She...
  • Wozniacki, Beck to play Luxembourg Open final October 20, 2013

    Luxembourg: Topseeded Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark will play Annika Beck of Germany in Sunday's final of the Luxembourg Open. Wozniacki, ranked ninth in the world, swept past thirdseeded Sabine Lisicki of Germany 64, 64. She has lost only one set all week. Beck advanced to her first WTA final when Stefanie Voegele...
  • Wozniacki reaches Luxembourg semis; Stephens out October 19, 2013

    Luxembourg: Topseeded Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark defeated Bojana Jovanovski of Serbia 63, 36, 63 on Friday to reach the semifinals of the Luxembourg Open. After both players struggled to hold serve at the start, Wozniacki had the only break of the third set to clinch the win. She will face the...
  • Wozniacki, Stephens in Luxembourg Open quarters October 18, 2013

    Luxembourg: Topseeded Caroline Wozniacki beat twotime finalist Monica Niculescu of Romania 63, 62 to reach the quarterfinals of the Luxembourg Open on Thursday. Wozniacki joined secondseeded Sloane Stephens of the United States, who advanced by beating Yvonne Meusburger of Austria 75, 64. Sabine Lisicki made it a perfect day for the...
  • Bojana Jovanovski reaches quarterfinals in Luxembourg October 16, 2013

    Luxembourg: Bojana Jovanovski of Serbia advanced to the quarterfinals of the Luxembourg Open by beating SuWei Hsieh of Taiwan 61, 64 Wednesday. The 38thranked Jovanovski has yet to lose a set in the tournament. She'll face either topseeded Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark or Monica Niculescu of Romania. Also, Andrea Petkovic of Germany...
  • Wozniacki , Stephens win openers at Luxembourg October 16, 2013

    Luxembourg: Topseeded Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark struggled to a 63, 76 (2) win over local favorite Mandy Minella to reach the second round of the Luxembourg Open on Tuesday. Secondseeded Sloane Stephens of the United States made lighter work of her day as she beat 2009 champion and Swiss wild card...
  • Sloane Stephens wins opener at Luxembourg Open October 15, 2013

    Luxembourg: Secondseeded Sloane Stephens of the United States beat 2009 champion and Swiss wild card Timea Bacsinszky 63, 63 to advance into the second round of the Luxembourg Open on Tuesday. Topseeded Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark opened her campaign in the WTA event late Tuesday. Two seeds fell: No. 4 Kirsten Flipkens...
  • Safarova, Wickmayer progress in Luxembourg Open October 15, 2013

    Luxembourg: Fifthseeded Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic defeated Peng Shuai of China 75, 64 on Monday to reach the second round of the Luxembourg Open. Safarova converted her only break point in the first set and added two more breaks in the second. In another firstround match, Yanina Wickmayer of...
  • Portugal call up defender Sereno for injured Bruno Alves October 7, 2013

    Portugal have called up centre back Sereno to replace the injured Bruno Alves for the World Cup Group F qualifying matches against Israel on Friday and Luxembourg four days later. Sereno plays for Turkish topflight club Kayserispor and won his first international cap in June. The Portuguese Football Federation confirmed the withdrawal...
  • Germany faces threat of losing AAA tag July 24, 2012

    Berlin: Moody's has revised credit outlook of Germany to negative, raising the possibility of the economic major losing its coveted 'AAA' rating amid worsening European debt turmoil. Germany becomes the latest European economic power house this year after France to see its credit outlook being downgraded by the global credit rating...
  • Luxembourg women give fake Indian currency for visa July 20, 2012

    New Delhi: Two women nationals of Luxembourg allegedly paid their 'visaonarrival' fee at the IGI airport in New Delhi with fake Indian currency notes, police said on Friday. The two women, along with a child, arrived at the IGI airport on the intervening night of July 14 and 15 and...
  • Top seed Azarenka wins Luxembourg Open October 24, 2011

    Luxembourg: Topseeded Victoria Azarenka of Belarus won the Luxembourg Open on Sunday, beating unheralded Monica Niculescu of Romania 62, 62. The No. 3ranked Azarenka won the tournament without losing a set all week, and had no problems against a player who was in her first WTA Tour final. It was the 22yearold...