Sydney International

  • Del Potro beats Bernard Tomic to win Sydney International 11-01-2014 03:29 PM

    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....
  • Bopanna-Qureshi end runners-up at Sydney International 11-01-2014 02:06 PM

    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)...
  • Pironkova stuns Angelique Kerber in Sydney for first WTA title 10-01-2014 05:49 PM

    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...
  • Bopanna-Qureshi in final of Sydney International 10-01-2014 05:39 PM

    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,...
  • Del Potro advances to Sydney International final 10-01-2014 11:02 AM

    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...
  • Petra Kvitova loses to qualifier in Sydney semis 09-01-2014 12:38 PM

    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....
  • Del Potro, Dmitry Tursunov into Sydney semis 09-01-2014 11:07 AM

    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...
  • Stosur, del Potro warm up for Australian open with tough wins 08-01-2014 03:20 PM

    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...
  • Bopanna-Qureshi in semis, Paes-Stepanek crash out 08-01-2014 01:23 PM

    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...
  • Kvitova beats Safarova, advances to Sydney semis 08-01-2014 09:23 AM

    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...
  • Bopanna-Qureshi start 2014 with a win in Sydney 07-01-2014 03:13 PM

    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...
  • Mattek-Sands upsets top seed Radwanska at Sydney 07-01-2014 09:20 AM

    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...
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  • Ivanovic loses in first round at Sydney 08-01-2012 04:12 PM

    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...
  • Stosur to face Schiavone in Sydney opener 07-01-2012 11:08 AM

    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...
  • Simon downs Troicki to win Sydney title 15-01-2011 08:50 PM

    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...
  • Li Na shocks Clijsters to win Sydney title 14-01-2011 04:29 PM

    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...
  • Simon to take in Troicki in Sydney finals 14-01-2011 04:01 PM

    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...
  • Clijsters tested before reaching Sydney final 13-01-2011 05:53 PM

    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 12-01-2011 07:25 PM

    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...
  • Del Potro gets first win in a year 10-01-2011 05:49 PM

    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...