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  • John Isner wins in straight sets at Winston-Salem Open 9 hours 13 minutes ago

    John Isner shook off a slow start to beat fellow American Bradley Klahn 7-6 (7-5), 6-2 on Tuesday in the second round of the Winston-Salem Open. Isner, the tournament's top seed and two-time winner, served 13 aces - one clocked at 138 mph - and broke Klahn's serve twice in the...
  • Top-seed Simona Halep upset at Connecticut Open 7 hours 5 minutes ago

    Defending champion and top-seeded Simona Halep was upset on Tuesday in her opening match at the Connecticut Open, falling 6-2, 4-6, 6-3 to Slovakian Magdalena Rybarikova. Rybarikova, ranked 68th in the world, broke the serve of the world's second-ranked player six times. The final break put her ahead 4-2 in the...
  • Novak Djokovic the top seed for US Open, Roger Federer second 22 hours 59 minutes ago

    Reigning Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic has been seeded number one for the US Open with five times winner Roger Federer seeded second, the United States Tennis Association announced on Tuesday. Should both players reach the final of the year's last grand slam tournament, they would compete in a mouth-watering re-match of...
  • PM Modi invites ideas from the general public to shape the institution replacing the Planning Commission Yesterday

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday invited ideas from the general public to shape the new institution that will replace the Planning Commission. The Prime Minister's Office has set up an Open Forum to collect ideas from the people. "Inviting you to share your ideas on what shape the...
  • David Goffin upsets Jurgen Melzer in first round at Winston-Salem Yesterday

    Belgian qualifier David Goffin extended his winning streak to 23 matches on Monday when he beat defending champion Jurgen Melzer of Austria 6-3, 6-4 in the first round of the Winston-Salem Open, a tuneup for next week's US Open. Goffin won his first ATP Tour title last month in Kitzbuhel, Austria....
  • Caroline Wozniacki comes back for win at New Haven Yesterday

    Caroline Wozniacki came back to defeat Timea Bacsinszky 4-6, 6-1, 6-2 on Monday in the first round at the Connecticut Open. A four-time champion of the New Haven tournament, the fourth-seeded Wozniacki lost the first three games of the match against Bacsinszky, a qualifier. Wozniacki battled back to even the set...
  • Defending champion Rafael Nadal out of US Open 2 days ago

    Rafael Nadal will not defend his title at the U.S. Open because of an injured right wrist. Nadal and the tournament announced his withdrawal on Monday, a week before the year's last Grand Slam tournament begins. The 27-year-old Spaniard was hurt July 29 while practicing on his home island of Mallorca ahead...
  • Nicolas Mahut downs Blaz Kavcic to open Winston-Salem Open 2 days ago

    North Carolina: Nicolas Mahut of France beat Slovakia's Blaz Kavcic 6-3, 6-2 on Sunday to set up a second-round match against third-seeded Tommy Robredo at the Winston-Salem Open. Bradley Klahn beat fellow-American Noah Rubin 6-2, 0-6, 7-6 (5) in their first-round match. Klahn will face top-seeded John Isner in the second...
  • Roger Federer, Serena Williams win at Cincinnati Open 2 days ago

    Mason: By now, everyone knows Roger Federer's itinerary for Cincinnati: Get his game in order, raise the winner's trophy, leave town with a lot of confidence for the US Open. Might as well rename it the Federer Cup. Federer won his unprecedented sixth title in Cincinnati on Sunday, beating David Ferrer 6-3,...
  • David Ferrer to meet Roger Federer in Cincinnati final 3 days ago

    Roger Federer has moved into position for his sixth Western and Southern Open title as the second-seeded Swiss turned back fifth-seeded Milos Raonic 6-2, 6-3 in the semi-final on Saturday. Federer will play sixth-seeded David Ferrer, a 6-3, 6-2 winner over Julien Benneteau in the first semi-final. Despite winning his first two...
  • Open-defecation: Centre for linking water, sanitation departments 3 days ago

    New Delhi: The Centre has made a suggestion to the states to merge their Water and Sanitation departments with an aim to give a push to the Swacch Bharat Abhiyan, which seeks to make the country free of open defecation by 2019. The advice from the Centre to the states comes...
  • Serena, Ivanovic battle into Cincinnati final 3 days ago

    Serena Williams rallied past Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki on Saturday to reach the Western and Southern Open final in Cincinnati where she will face Ana Ivanovic, an upset winner over French Open champion Maria Sharapova. Top-seeded Williams had to overcome a sluggish start to beat Wozniacki 2-6, 6-2, 6-4 while Serbian ninth...
  • Juan Martin del Potro pulls out of US Open 4 days ago

    Past US Open champion Juan Martin del Potro pulled out of the year's last Grand Slam tournament on Friday because he's still recovering from wrist surgery. Del Potro, who beat Roger Federer in the 2009 final at Flushing Meadows, has not played a match on tour since February. His operation was...
  • Roger Federer, Serena Williams advance to Cincinnati semi-finals 4 days ago

    Roger Federer still has his touch in Cincinnati. The Swiss star beat Andy Murray 6-3, 7-5 on Friday night to advance to the semi-finals in the Western & Southern Open, a tournament he has won an unprecedented five times. He'll face Canada's Milos Raonic. The second-seeded Federer was on the offensive from...
  • Sania Mirza -Cara Black pair loses in second round of Cincinnati Open 5 days ago

    Cincinnati: India's campaign ended at the Cincinnati Masters tennis tournament after Sania Mirza and Cara Black went down to Anabel Medina Garrigues of Spain and Kazakhstan's Yaroslave Shvedova in their women's doubles second round match. The fourth seeded Indo-Zimbabwean pair lost 3-6 3-6 in round two of the USD 2,567,000 hard...
  • Novak Djokovic upset by Robredo at Cincinnati Open 5 days ago

    Mason: Top-ranked Novak Djokovic tumbled out of the Western & Southern Open on Thursday, while second-seeded Roger Federer narrowly avoided an upset in the round of 16. Tommy Robredo beat Djokovic, 7-6 (6), 7-5 before Federer escaped with a 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 victory over Gael Monfils in the night session. Andy Murray...
  • Leander Paes-Stepanek knocked out from Cincinnati Masters 6 days ago

    Cincinnati: Fifth seeds Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek were eliminated from the ATP Cincinnati Masters following their defeat against Vasek Pospisil and Jack Sock. Paes and Stepanek lost 1-6 6-4 8-10 in the second round of the USD 4,017,355 hard court event in the run up to the US Open, the...
  • Roger Federer passes tough test to reach last 16 in Cincinnati 6 days ago

    Roger Federer survived an opening-match fright by outlasting Canada's Vasek Pospisil 7-6 (4) 5-7 6-2 on Wednesday to claim his 300th Masters Series win and reach the third round of the Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati. Back in action after losing to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the final of the Rogers...
  • Serena Williams battles on in Cincinnati, Kvitova falls 6 days ago

    World number on Serena Williams won a tense battle of US Open champions by taming Australia's Samantha Stosur 7-6 (7) 7-6 (7) on Wednesday to reach the third round of the Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati. Back in action for the first time since a semifinal loss to older sister...
  • Bopanna-Qureshi make first-round exit at Cincinnati 1 week ago

    Cincinnati: India's Rohan Bopanna and his Pakistani partner Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi suffered a first-round exit at the Western and Southern Open tennis here. Unseeded Bopanna and Qureshi went down 5-7, 2-6 to Vasek Pospisil of Canada and Jack Sock of the US on Tuesday. Sock and Pospisil will now face the fifth seeded...
  • Rafael Nadal to decide this week on fitness to defend US Open 1 week ago

    Rafa Nadal will decide by the end of this week whether he is fit enough to defend his US Open title after suffering a right wrist injury that ruled him out of two tune-up events, the Spaniard's spokesman said on Tuesday. "He went for a check (up) today in Barcelona and...
  • Venus Williams falls at the first hurdle in Cincinnati 1 week ago

    Venus Williams, fresh off a stirring run to last week's Montreal final, ran out of gas in Cincinnati as she fell 6-7 (2) 6-3 6-4 to 16th seeded Czech Lucie Safarova in first-round action at the Western and Southern Open on Tuesday. Williams, who beat her top-ranked younger sister Serena to...
  • Novak Djokovic pulls through in Cincinnati, Tsonga out 1 week ago

    World number one Novak Djokovic needed three sets to get past Gilles Simon in the Western and Southern Open second round on Tuesday, but Jo-Wilfried Tsonga lost to Mikhail Youzhny in his opener two days after winning the Rogers Cup in Toronto. Djokovic grabbed the crucial third set break in the...
  • Clean up India: Open drains and irregular garbage disposal makes life miserable 1 week ago

    CNN-IBN's initiative 'Clean up India' aims to make India dirt free. CNN-IBN found out that open drains and irregular garbage disposal has made life miserable for residents staying in the national capital Delhi. People need to stop urinating in public. ...
  • Townsend among eight women with wild cards for US Open 1 week ago

    New York: Taylor Townsend, Grace Min, Nicole Gibbs and Danielle Collins are among eight players receiving wild-card invitations for the US Open women's draw. Townsend is an 18-year-old from Chicago who is a former junior No. 1 and reached the third round at the French Open this year. Min won the...
  • Victoria Azarenka out of Cincinnati event with knee injury 1 week ago

    Mason: Defending champion Victoria Azarenka has withdrawn from the Western & Southern Open because of a right knee injury. The WTA says Azarenka withdrew after practicing on Tuesday. Azarenka was replaced in the draw by Mona Barthel. Azarenka injured her knee in her first-round win at Wimbledon and played in two tournaments...
  • Wozniacki, Ana Ivanovic advance in Cincinnati Open August 12, 2014

    Washington: Caroline Wozniacki and Ana Ivanovic advanced to the second round of the Western & Southern Open women's singles with straight-set victories over the respective opening round opponents. The 12th seed, Wozniacki, beat Magdalena Rybarikova 6-2, 6-3 Monday. It was the 15th win for Wozniacki in the last 18 matches, reports...
  • Rafael Nadal yet to decide on US Open participation August 12, 2014

    Majorca: Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal, who is recovering from a wrist injury, said he will decide latest by Saturday whether he can take part in the US Open to defend the title he won last year against Serb Novak Djokovic. "My dream is being there and I will work for...
  • John Isner reaches 2nd round at Cincinnati Open August 12, 2014

    Mason: Eleventh-seeded John Isner reached the second round of the Western & Southern Open with a relatively easy 6-3, 6-4 win over Kevin Anderson on Monday night. The match was just the second in their 10 meetings in which at least one set didn't go a tiebreaker. "That one's not the norm...
  • Rafael Nadal aiming to recover for US Open August 11, 2014

    Madrid: Spanish tennis ace Rafael Nadal on Monday said he is working hard to be able to play in the US Open, although he admits doubts over his backhand may be decisive in keeping him from defending the title he won last year. The World No.2 was forced to pull out...