Sydney International

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

    Melbourne: Top-seeded Juan Martin del Potro outclassed defending champion Bernard Tomic of Australia 6-3, 6-1 on Saturday in a 53-minute 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...
  • Bopanna-Qureshi end runners-up at Sydney International January 11, 2014

    Sydney: Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-ul-haq Qureshi had to be content with a runners-up 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 second-seeded Indo-Pak pair lost 6-7 (3) 6-7(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 6-4, 6-4 in the final on Friday. Pironkova had already beaten world number six Petra Kvitova and number seven Sara Errani in the seven matches it...
  • Bopanna-Qureshi in final of Sydney International January 10, 2014

    Sydney: India's Rohan Bopanna and his Pakistani partner Aisam-Ul-Haq 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 Indo-Pak pair, seeded third, won 6-1, 6-2...
  • Del Potro advances to Sydney International final January 10, 2014

    Sydney: Top-seeded Juan Martin del Potro advanced to the Sydney International final with a 6-4, 6-2 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. Fifth-seeded Angelique Kerber of Germany was to play Tsvetana...
  • Petra Kvitova loses to qualifier in Sydney semis January 9, 2014

    Sydney: Second-seeded Petra Kvitova suffered an upset 6-4, 6-3 loss to Bulgarian qualifier Tsvetana Pironkova in the semi-finals 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: Top-seeded Juan Martin del Potro beat Czech veteran Radek Stepanek 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 on Thursday to set up a Sydney International semi-final 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 second-round matches against tough French opponents Wednesday at Australian Open warm-up tournaments. Del Potro beat Nicolas Mahut 1-6, 6-3, 6-4 at the Sydney International, while Stosur saved two match points and...
  • Bopanna-Qureshi in semis, Paes-Stepanek crash out January 8, 2014

    Sydney: Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi progressed to the semi-finals 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 semi-finals on Wednesday with a 7-6 (4), 6-2 victory over fellow Czech player Lucie Safarova. Kvitova, the second seed, will play the winner of the quarter-final being played later Wednesday between Italy's Sara Errani and Bulgaria's Tsvetana Pironkova. In other women's...
  • Bopanna-Qureshi start 2014 with a win in Sydney January 7, 2014

    Sydney: Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-ul-haq Qureshi recorded their first win after re-joining forces as they overcame a spirited challenge from Jean-Julien Roger and Horia Tecau in the first round of the ATP Apia International, here today. The third seeded Indo-Pak pair recorded a hard-fought 7-6(5) 6-7(2), 10-3 win over the unseeded...
  • Mattek-Sands upsets top seed Radwanska at Sydney January 7, 2014

    Sydney: American qualifier Bethanie Mattek-Sands defeated top-seeded and defending champion Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland 7-5, 6-3 at the Sydney International on Tuesday. Mattek-Sands, 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 back-to-back WTA titles by dispatching Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia 6-0, 6-0 in the Sydney International final on Friday. A week after winning in Auckland, the Pole reinforced her billing as the top-seeded 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 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 (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 runner-up, 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 23-year-old...
  • Radwanska downs Li Na to enter Sydney final January 11, 2013

    Sydney: Top-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska has advanced to the Sydney International final, running her 2013 winning streak to eight matches with a 6-3, 6-4 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: Top-seeded John Isner lost 6-4, 6-4 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 Jo-Wilfried 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 two-times 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 Date-Krumm 6-4 6-3 on Tuesday to advance to the quarter-finals. 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 7-6 (2), 7-5 win over Christina McHale on Monday to continue her winning streak at the start of 2013. The fourth-seeded 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 6-1, 6-2 win over Poland's Urszula Radwanska on Sunday to open the Sydney International. After starting the season with an upset first-round loss to qualifier Ksenia Pervak at the Brisbane International, the seventh-seeded 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 Jo-Wilfried 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...
  • Ivanovic loses in first round at Sydney January 10, 2012

    Sydney: Ana Ivanovic's preparations for next week's Australian Open hit another obstacle when the former No. 1 and 2008 French Open champion was beaten 7-6 (5), 6-2 by Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic on Sunday. Ivanovic was defeated in the second round of last week's Brisbane International by Kim Clijsters,...
  • Stosur to face Schiavone in Sydney opener January 7, 2012

    Sydney: Grand Slam champions Samantha Stosur and Francesca Schiavone will meet in the first round of the Sydney International - a rematch of their 2010 French Open final won by the Italian player. The high-profile encounter is a by-product of the strength of the field - nine of the top 10...
  • Simon downs Troicki to win Sydney title January 15, 2011

    Sydney: France's Gilles Simon showed the class that once made him a world number six to beat Serbian Viktor Troicki 7-5 7-6 in an enthralling final of the Sydney International on Saturday. The 26-year-old Simon looked backed to his hustling best after a knee injury as he recovered from two breaks...
  • Li Na shocks Clijsters to win Sydney title January 14, 2011

    Sydney: China's Li Na staged a remarkable comeback from 5-0 down in the first set to upset Australian Open favourite Kim Clijsters 7-6 6-3 in the final of the Sydney International on Friday. It was a first loss in 14 semifinals and finals for Clijsters since her return from retirement in...
  • Simon to take in Troicki in Sydney finals January 14, 2011

    Sydney: Gilles Simon and Viktor Troicki will renew Franco-Serbian rivalry in the final of the Sydney International after comfortable semi-final victories at the Olympic tennis center on Friday. Third-seeded Frenchman Simon was dropped for the deciding rubber of the Davis Cup final in Belgrade last month and watched on as Troicki...
  • Clijsters tested before reaching Sydney final January 13, 2011

    Sydney: Kim Clijsters came through a major test of her early season form to reach the Sydney International final with a 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 victory over Alisa Kleybanova on Thursday. The 27-year-old Belgian is favourite for the Australian Open but required all of her expertise at winning clutch points in...
  • Clijsters wins, Del Potro crashes out in Sydney January 12, 2011

    Sydney: Kim Clijsters underlined her growing status as the Australian Open favourite with a 6-3 6-2 victory over Victoria Azarenka to reach the Sydney International semi-finals on Wednesday. The 27-year-old third seed, who won the warm-up event for Melbourne Park twice before her sabbatical from the game to have a child,...
  • Del Potro gets first win in a year January 10, 2011

    Sydney: Former US Open champion Juan Martin Del Potro won his first match in a year on Monday, coming through a 200-minute test of his fitness with a 6-7 7-6 7-6 victory over Feliciano Lopez at the Sydney International. The 22-year-old Argentine has played only two tournaments since having surgery last...