SYDNEY INTERNATIONAL

  • Del Potro beats Bernard Tomic to win Sydney International January 11, 2014

    Melbourne: Topseeded Juan Martin del Potro outclassed defending champion Bernard Tomic of Australia 63, 61 on Saturday in a 53minute final of the Sydney International. Del Potro finished the match with his eighth ace and made only four unforced errors in securing his 18th career title and first in Sydney. He...
  • BopannaQureshi end runnersup at Sydney International January 11, 2014

    Sydney: Rohan Bopanna and Aisamulhaq Qureshi had to be content with a runnersup finish at the ATP Sydney International after losing the fiercely fought final, in which there was no break of serve, against Daniel Nestor and Nenad Zimonjic, here on Saturday. The secondseeded IndoPak pair lost 67 (3) 67(3) to...
  • Pironkova stuns Angelique Kerber in Sydney for first WTA title January 10, 2014

    Sydney: Bulgarian qualifier Tsvetana Pironkova's fairytale run at the Sydney International ended with her first WTA title when she stunned world number nine Angelique Kerber 64, 64 in the final on Friday. Pironkova had already beaten world number six Petra Kvitova and number seven Sara Errani in the seven matches it...
  • BopannaQureshi in final of Sydney International January 10, 2014

    Sydney: India's Rohan Bopanna and his Pakistani partner AisamUlHaq Qureshi maintained their winning run in the men's doubles competitions of Sydney International tennis to reach the final with a comprehensive win over Lukas Rosol and Joao Sousa at the Ken Rosewall Arena here. The IndoPak pair, seeded third, won 61, 62...
  • Del Potro advances to Sydney International final January 10, 2014

    Sydney: Topseeded Juan Martin del Potro advanced to the Sydney International final with a 64, 62 win on Friday over Dmitry Tursunov. The 2009 US Open champion will play either defending champion Bernard Tomic or Sergiy Stakhovsky of Ukraine in the final. Fifthseeded Angelique Kerber of Germany was to play Tsvetana...
  • Petra Kvitova loses to qualifier in Sydney semis January 9, 2014

    Sydney: Secondseeded Petra Kvitova suffered an upset 64, 63 loss to Bulgarian qualifier Tsvetana Pironkova in the semifinals of the Sydney International on Thursday. Kvitova, the 2011 Wimbledon champion, was broken twice in the first set and four times in the second against Pironkova, who finished last season ranked No. 108....
  • Del Potro, Dmitry Tursunov into Sydney semis January 9, 2014

    Sydney: Topseeded Juan Martin del Potro beat Czech veteran Radek Stepanek 64, 36, 63 on Thursday to set up a Sydney International semifinal against Russia's Dmitry Tursunov. Del Potro, the 2009 US Open champion who finished last season ranked No. 5, relied on his strong serve, with 14 aces to three,...
  • Stosur, del Potro warm up for Australian open with tough wins January 8, 2014

    Sydney: Former US Open champions Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina and Samantha Stosur of Australia rallied to win their secondround matches against tough French opponents Wednesday at Australian Open warmup tournaments. Del Potro beat Nicolas Mahut 16, 63, 64 at the Sydney International, while Stosur saved two match points and...
  • BopannaQureshi in semis, PaesStepanek crash out January 8, 2014

    Sydney: Rohan Bopanna and AisamulHaq Qureshi progressed to the semifinals of the Sydney International but Leander Paes failed to rescue his 2014 season from a poor start as he crashed out in the first round with Czech partner Radek Stepanek. Bopanna and his Pakistani partner, seeded third, faced stiff resistance from...
  • Kvitova beats Safarova, advances to Sydney semis January 8, 2014

    Sydney: Former Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova advanced to the Sydney International semifinals on Wednesday with a 76 (4), 62 victory over fellow Czech player Lucie Safarova. Kvitova, the second seed, will play the winner of the quarterfinal being played later Wednesday between Italy's Sara Errani and Bulgaria's Tsvetana Pironkova. In other women's...
  • BopannaQureshi start 2014 with a win in Sydney January 7, 2014

    Sydney: Rohan Bopanna and Aisamulhaq Qureshi recorded their first win after rejoining forces as they overcame a spirited challenge from JeanJulien Roger and Horia Tecau in the first round of the ATP Apia International, here today. The third seeded IndoPak pair recorded a hardfought 76(5) 67(2), 103 win over the unseeded...
  • MattekSands upsets top seed Radwanska at Sydney January 7, 2014

    Sydney: American qualifier Bethanie MattekSands defeated topseeded and defending champion Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland 75, 63 at the Sydney International on Tuesday. MattekSands, who is back on tour after a long layoff with a knee injury, lost in the first round in Brisbane last week and had to win three matches...
  • Radwanska downs Cibulkova to clinch Sydney title January 11, 2013

    Sydney: Agnieszka Radwanska claimed backtoback WTA titles by dispatching Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia 60, 60 in the Sydney International final on Friday. A week after winning in Auckland, the Pole reinforced her billing as the topseeded player in Sydney when she claimed her 12th career WTA title and her ninth straight...
  • Anderson edges Benneteau to reach Sydney final January 11, 2013

    Sydney: South Africa's Kevin Anderson beat Julien Benneteau of France 36, 64, 76 (8) on Friday in a match between players separated by a single ranking point to reach the final of the Sydney International. Last year's runnerup, Benneteau edged Anderson by the single point to claim the 32nd and...
  • Radwanska set to rock Australian Open January 10, 2013

    Sydney: Agnieszka Radwanska flirted with her goals of winning a grand slam and becoming the tennis world number one last year and, after a blistering start to 2013, will be out to tick one of those boxes at the Australian Open next week. It would be easy to dismiss the 23yearold...
  • Radwanska downs Li Na to enter Sydney final January 10, 2013

    Sydney: Topseeded Agnieszka Radwanska has advanced to the Sydney International final, running her 2013 winning streak to eight matches with a 63, 64 win Thursday over former French Open champion Li Na. Radwanska, who lost last year's Wimbledon final to Serena Williams, won the Auckland WTA tournament last week and...
  • John Isner loses to Ryan Harrison in Sydney January 9, 2013

    Sydney: Topseeded John Isner lost 64, 64 to fellow American Ryan Harrison in the second round of the Sydney International on Wednesday. The exit of Isner, who was promoted to the No. 1 seed after JoWilfried Tsonga and Richard Gasquet withdrew, followed two more injury withdrawals: No. 2 and 2011...
  • Kuznetsova overcomes Wozniacki and Sydney heat January 8, 2013

    Sydney: Former world number two Svetlana Kuznetsova defied sweltering heat that earlier prompted Agnieszka Radwanska to suggest it was too hot to play to beat seventh seed Caroline Wozniacki on Tuesday in the second round of the Sydney International. Russia's Kuznetsova, a twotimes grand slam champion who was knocked out in...
  • Radwanska wins 6th in row to advance in Sydney January 8, 2013

    Sydney: Play should have been halted at the Sydney International due to the sweltering heat, women's top seed Agnieszka Radwanska said after she beat Japan's Kimiko DateKrumm 64 63 on Tuesday to advance to the quarterfinals. The world number four, who was given a bye into the second round, played...
  • Li Na storms into second round of Sydney International January 7, 2013

    Sydney: Former champion Li Na advanced to the second round of the Sydney International with a 76 (2), 75 win over Christina McHale on Monday to continue her winning streak at the start of 2013. The fourthseeded Li, who won the Shenzhen Open title last week, started her breakthrough 2011...
  • Wozniacki easy winner to open Sydney International January 6, 2013

    Sydney: Former No.1 Caroline Wozniacki cruised to a 61, 62 win over Poland's Urszula Radwanska on Sunday to open the Sydney International. After starting the season with an upset firstround loss to qualifier Ksenia Pervak at the Brisbane International, the seventhseeded Wozniacki needed just 26 minutes to win the first...
  • Gasquet, Tsonga opt out of Sydney International January 5, 2013

    Sydney: Richard Gasquet has joined fellow Frenchman JoWilfried Tsonga as a late withdrawal from the Sydney International. Tournament director Craig Watson said Saturday that Gasquet had withdrawn for personal reasons. On Friday, Tsonga injured his left hamstring and pulled out of his mixed doubles match at the Hopman Cup, later...
  • Nieminen wins raindelayed Sydney final January 15, 2012

    Sydney: Qualifier Jarkko Nieminen beat Julien Benneteau of France 62, 75 on Sunday in the raindelayed final of the Sydney International tournament. The lefthander from Finland won his second career ATP title in his 12th final, while Benneteau lost for the sixth straight time in a tournament decider. Nieminen also became...
  • Wozniacki confident of being fit for Aus Open January 14, 2012

    Sydney: World No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki is optimistic of her chances of participating in the year's first Grand Slam, the Australian Open, after suffering a wrist injury after her threeset loss at the Sydney International. The Dane lost 36,75,62 to seventh seed Agnieszka Radwanska and immediately complained of pain to her...
  • Azarenka beats Li to clinch Sydney title January 13, 2012

    Sydney: Victoria Azarenka of Belarus overcame a secondset lapse on Friday to beat 2011 champion Li Na 62, 16, 63 for the Sydney International singles title. While much of the focus in Sydney had been on the battle for the No. 1 ranking between current holder Caroline Wozniacki and No. 2...
  • Nieminen, Benneteau to clash in Sydney final January 13, 2012

    Sydney: Veteran Jarkko Nieminen extended his busy week at the Sydney International on Friday, beating Denis Istomin 76 (12), 63 to advance to Saturday's final. Nieminen, the 2009 Sydney runnerup, has played seven singles matches this week after being forced to qualify for the main draw, and is also in the...
  • Li Na stops Kvitova's run to No 1 January 12, 2012

    Sydney: Defending champion Li Na of China moved into the Sydney International final with a 16, 75, 62 over Petra Kvitova on Thursday, ending the Czech player's bid to become world No 1 before the Australian Open. Kvitova needed to win the Sydney international to replace Caroline Wozniacki at No 1...
  • Wozniacki, Kvitova into Sydney quarters January 10, 2012

    Sydney: Topranked Caroline Wozniacki came back from 40 down in the final set to beat Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia 75, 26, 64 on Tuesday and advance to the quarterfinals of the Sydney International. The match ended on a line call that was ruled in and later, on video review, shown to...
  • Pressure telling on Stosur, says Schiavone January 10, 2012

    Sydney: Italian Francesca Schiavone thinks Sam Stosur is struggling to handle the pressure of public expectation ahead of the Australian Open. Stosur agrees. Schiavone, who beat Stosur in the 2010 French Open final, bundled the Australian out of the Sydney International on Monday with a 62, 64 victory in one...
  • Kvitova shrugs off talk of number one ranking January 10, 2012

    Sydney: Petra Kvitova will challenge Caroline Wozniacki for the world number one ranking this week, though it is a subject the Czech prefers not to discuss. "I read in the newspaper that I can be number one in Sydney so I know, but this tournament is very tough," Kvitova told...