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  • Gangnam, fireworks and a glittering opening ceremony kick off Asian Games 2014 in Incheon 6 hours 22 minutes ago

    Incheon: The 17th Asian Games opened in a multi-coloured blaze of fireworks and carefully crafted K-Pop routines on Friday, as athletes from the world's most populous region came together in pursuit of gold and glory in South Korea. An array of Olympians and regional sports stars will compete over 15 days...
  • Wozniacki, Kerber reach Pan Pacific semifinals 8 hours 23 minutes ago

    Tokyo: Second-seeded Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark reached the Pan Pacific Open semifinals by beating eighth-seeded Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain 6-3, 6-3 on Friday. Wozniacki was in control from the start, breaking her opponent three times in the opening set at Ariake Coliseum. "It was a little like playing chess," said Wozniacki,...
  • Varvara Lepchenko upsets Agnieszka Radwanska at Korea Open 11 hours 21 minutes ago

    Fifth-seeded Varvara Lepchenko of the United States upset defending champion Agnieszka Radwanska 6-7 (4), 6-2, 6-2 in the Korea Open quarter-finals on Friday. Lepchenko converted three of four break points in the third set to oust the top seed. Lepchenko has beaten Radwanska twice this year, after losing five straight. Resurgent Maria...
  • As it happened: Asian Games 2014 Opening Ceremony 7 hours 59 minutes ago

    The opening ceremony of the 17th Asian Games is expected to be a grand affair showcasing Korea's past and future by using digital technology. Entertainer Kim Seong-Ju and KBS emcee Yun Su-yeong are to host the Opening as well as the Closing Ceremony scheduled on October 4. Gangnam style performer Psy...
  • Gael Monfils, Philipp Kohlschreiber reach Moselle Open quarters 16 hours 6 minutes ago

    Second-seeded Gael Monfils of France and third-seeded Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany advanced to the quarter-finals of the Moselle Open on Thursday. Monfils overcame a slow start before beating Michal Przysiezny of Poland 7-5, 6-1, and faces seventh-seeded Jerzy Janowicz of Poland after he comfortably beat veteran Jarkko Nieminen of Finland 6-4,...
  • Sania Mirza, Cara Black reach semis of Tokyo Open 16 hours 44 minutes ago

    Tokyo: Defending champions, Sania Mirza and Cara Black knocked out Martina Hingis and Belinda Bencic in straight sets to reach the semi-finals of the WTA Toray Pan Pacific Open. Sania and Cara needed 62 minutes to dispatch the Swiss pair 6-4, 6-2 in the quarter-finals of the USD 1,000,000 hard court...
  • Asian Games Opening Ceremony: a showcase to Korea's past and future 16 hours 59 minutes ago

    Incheon: The opening ceremony of the 17th Asian Games here on Friday is expected to be a grand affair showcasing Korea's past and future by using digital technology. "We will display Korea's past and future by combining the characters and identities of Korea with its digital technology," said South Korean film...
  • Indian national flag hoisted at Asian Games Village Yesterday

    Incheon: The Indian tri-colour was on Thursday hoisted at the Asian Games Village in the presence of the Chef-de-Mission Adille Sumariwala, a day before the opening ceremony of the sporting extravaganza at the main stadium is scheduled to take place. Former sprinter Sumariwala, IOA vice-president Tarlochan Singh and more than 50...
  • Surviving seed Cornet into Guangzhou Open quarters Yesterday

    Sole surviving seed Alize Cornet of France beat 2009 champion Shahar Peer of Israel 3-6, 7-5, 6-1 in the second round of the Guangzhou Open on Wednesday. No. 2 Cornet overcame nine double faults and seven service breaks. The only seed to reach the second round, she next meets Taiwanese wild...
  • Jo-Wilfried Tsonga makes confident start in Metz Yesterday

    Top-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga served 10 aces and saved all five break points to defeat Gilles Muller of Luxembourg 7-6 (7), 6-4 at the Moselle Open on Wednesday. Tsonga, who won the title in Metz in 2011 and 2012, was runner-up to fellow Frenchman Gilles Simon last year. He will face eighth-seeded...
  • Joao Sousa, Jarkko Nieminen advance at Moselle Open 2 days ago

    Metz: Joao Sousa saved all four break points to beat Ivan Dodig 6-2, 6-2 in the first round of the Moselle Open on Wednesday. The sixth-seeded Sousa will next play Igor Sijsling at the indoor tournament. Finnish veteran Jarkko Nieminen set up a meeting with former Wimbledon semifinalist Jerzy Janowicz after beating...
  • Angelique Kerber reaches quarter-finals at Pan Pacific Open 2 days ago

    Tokyo: Ana Ivanovic stalled Victoria Azarenka's comeback from a foot injury with a 6-3, 6-4 win to make the Pan Pacific Open quarter-finals on Wednesday. In the match between the former major champions and No. 1s, Azarenka committed seven of her nine double faults in the first set and her serve...
  • Radwanska, Pliskova reach Korea Open quarters 2 days ago

    Seoul: Top-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland won 6-0, 6-0 for the fourth time in a WTA main draw on Wednesday. Chanelle Scheepers of South Africa was the latest to be "double-bageled" by Radwanska, in the second round of the Korea Open. Defending champion Radwanska lined up fifth-seeded Varvara Lepchenko of the...
  • Andreas Seppi retires at Moselle Open 3 days ago

    Metz: Igor Sijsling advanced to the second round of the Open de Moselle on Tuesday after Andreas Seppi retired with a lower back pain. Sijsling, ranked 74th in the world, was leading 6-0, 4-1 when his Italian opponent called it quits after just 39 minutes on court. In a match pitting together...
  • Dominika Cibulkova makes swift progress at Pan Pacific Open 3 days ago

    Tokyo: Sixth-seeded Dominika Cibulkova beat Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium 6-1, 6-3 to advance to the second round of the Pan Pacific Open on Tuesday. Cibulkova held all eight of her service games while fighting off four break points at Ariake Coliseum and will next play Coco Vandeweghe of the United States...
  • Top-seeded Radwanska beats Hercog at Korea Open 3 days ago

    Seoul: Top-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland beat Slovakia's Polona Hercog 6-3, 6-3 to reach the second round of the Korea Open on Tuesday. Defending champion Radwanska converted five of eight break points to defeat Hercog at Olympic Park Tennis Center in 1 hour and 15 minutes and set up a second-round...
  • Lin upsets Vinci in first round of Guangzhou Open 3 days ago

    Guangzhou: Lin Zhu of China advanced to the second round of the Guangzhou Open by beating sixth-seeded Roberta Vinci of Italy 6-3, 7-6 (7) Monday. Shahar Peer of Israel, the 2009 champion, also advanced. She defeated Pauline Parmentier of France 7-6 (8), 6-3 and will meet second-seeded Alize Cornet of France....
  • Safarova rallies to beat Keys in first round at Tokyo 3 days ago

    Tokyo: Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic rallied from a set down to beat American teenager Madison Keys 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-2 in the first round of the Pan Pacific Open on Monday. The seventh-seeded Safarova saved eight of 10 break points to oust the unseeded Keys and advance to the...
  • Lepchenko beats Rogowska to advance at Korea Open 3 days ago

    Seoul: Fifth-seeded Varvara Lepchenko of the United States advanced to the second round of the Korea Open by beating Olivia Rogowska of Australia 6-1, 6-2 on Monday. Lepchenko converted all three break points in first set at Olympic Park Tennis Center. She will next face Han Na-Lae of South Korea, who...
  • Mathieu, Muller advance at Moselle Open 3 days ago

    Metz: Former runner-up Paul-Henri Mathieu of France advanced to the second round of the Moselle Open on Monday with a 7-6 (2), 7-6 (3) win over Benjamin Becker of Germany. Both players held serve throughout on the indoor hard court and Mathieu, who reached the final in 2008, justified his wild-card...
  • Gaganjeet Bhullar, Jeev Milkha Singh slip down in KLM Open 5 days ago

    Zandvoort: Gaganjeet Bhullar and Jeev Milkha Singh dropped down further on the third day of the KLM Open after carding 75 and 72 respectively in the third round late on Saturday. Bhullar is now tied 66th, while Jeev is 72nd at the event. Frenchman Romain Wattel will take a three shot...
  • Sabine Lisicki wins Hong Kong Open 5 days ago

    Hong Kong: Sabine Lisicki won her first WTA title in three years by defeating Karolina Pliskova 7-5, 6-3 in the final of the Hong Kong Open on Sunday. No. 36-ranked Pliskova squandered a 5-1 lead in the match after she twice broke the top-seeded German in the first set before losing...
  • Bhullar, Jeev make cut as Kapur exits early at KLM Open 6 days ago

    Gaganjeet Bhullar and Jeev Milkha Singh made the cut at the KLM Open at Kennemer Golf & Country Club on Saturday but Shiv Kapur missed out. Jeev needed a birdie on the very last hole to squeeze in with a second round two-under 68 and is now even par for 36...
  • Bhullar shoots even par; Jeev, Kapur struggling at KLM Open 1 week ago

    Gaganjeet Bhullar seemed to be the only Indian golfer in with a good chance of making the weekend rounds as he carded even par 70 in the first round of the KLM Open in the Netherlands. Bhullar, who had three birdies and as many bogeys was lying tied 47th, while Jeev...
  • Del Potro delays comeback from wrist surgery September 11, 2014

    Melbourne: Former US Open champion Juan Martin del Potro has delayed his comeback from a long layoff following wrist surgery in March and will miss tournaments in China, Japan and Malaysia over the next two months. The 25-year-old Argentine started the year by winning his 18th ATP title at the Sydney...
  • Marin Cilic calls US Open title 'life-changing' September 10, 2014

    New York: US Open champion Marin Cilic said a pep talk in the locker room from coach Goran Ivanisevic helped him stay relaxed in the final. Cilic said on Tuesday that before he went on court for his 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 victory over Kei Nishikori, Ivanisevic said to be sure to...
  • US Open champion Cilic jumps to 9th place, Nishikori 8th in ATP rankings September 9, 2014

    New York: US Open champion Marin Cilic's first Grand Slam title moved him up to No. 9 from No. 16 in the ATP rankings on Tuesday, while runner-up Kei Nishikori rose three spots to a career-best No. 8. Cilic beat Nishikori 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 in Monday's final at Flushing Meadows. Serena Williams'...
  • India to face Serbia in Davis Cup play-off September 9, 2014

    The Indian Davis Cup team is training in Bangalore ahead of that big world group play-off tie against former champions Serbia. ...