Tennis

  • Rafael Nadal withdraws from International Premier Tennis League 1 hour 45 minutes ago

    Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from the inaugural International Premier Tennis League competition, citing health reasons. Veteran Indian player Mahesh Bhupathi posted on Twitter on Monday that Nadal had withdrawn before Team India was due to be announced in New Delhi. The IPTL later confirmed that the 28-year-old Spaniard wouldn't be playing in...
  • I always feel like home in China: Marin Cilic 2 hours 26 minutes ago

    Zagreb: US Open champion Marin Cilic, who will compete in the 2014 China Open tennis later this month, said, "I always feel like home in China and I hope I can win some more there". "I am travelling to China a little earlier than usual because I will do some promotional...
  • Asian Games 2014: India out of medal contention in tennis team events 1 hour 49 minutes ago

    Incheon: India were on Monday knocked out of medal contention in both the men's and women's tennis team events after losing their respective quarterfinal clashes to Kazakhstan in the 17th Asian Games here. Both the teams lost by a similar 1-2 margin to the Kazakhs, seeded top in men's and second...
  • David Goffin wins 2nd career title at Moselle Open 16 hours 47 minutes ago

    Metz: Eighth-seeded David Goffin of Belgium served 10 aces and saved all four break points he faced to claim his second career title with a 6-4, 6-3 win over Joao Sousa of Portugal in the Moselle Open final on Sunday. The 23-year-old Goffin is enjoying a strong finish to his season...
  • Venus Williams knocked out early in Wuhan Open 16 hours 55 minutes ago

    Wuhan: Caroline Garcia of France defeated Venus Williams in the first round of the Wuhan Open on Sunday while wild card Victoria Azarenka withdrew with an injured right foot and will miss the rest of the season. Garcia, ranked 30 places below No. 18 Williams, won 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (6) and...
  • Karolina Pliskova beats Varvara Lepchenko to win Korea Open Yesterday

    Second-seeded Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic defeated fifth-seeded Varvara Lepchenko of the United States, 6-3, 6-7 (5), 6-2 on Sunday to win the Korea Open. Pliskova stormed out to a 4-0 lead in the third set at Olympic Park Tennis Center and held on for the second WTA title of...
  • Injury ends Victoria Azarenka's season Yesterday

    Victoria Azarenka will miss rest of the tennis season as she tries to make a full recovery from injuries that plagued her year, the former world number one said on Sunday. The two-time grand slam champion withdrew from this week's Wuhan Open in China with a foot injury and later announced...
  • I'm very satisfied with my tennis career, says Li Na Yesterday

    Li Na, a two-time Grand Slam champion from China who took tennis in Asia to a new level, said Sunday she had "no regrets" about her decision to retire over long time issues with knee injuries. "I'm very satisfied with my tennis career," the 32-year-old Li, a former French and Australian...
  • Asian Games 2014: India blank Nepal 3-0 in men's tennis to reach quarter-finals Yesterday

    Incheon: India blanked Nepal 3-0 to sail into the quarter-finals of men's tennis team event in the 17th Asian Games here on Sunday. Yuki Bhambri did not drop a game en route to a crushing straight sets 6-0, 6-0 win over Jeetendra Pariyar to seal the issue in India's favour, after...
  • David Goffin, Joao Sousa reach Moselle Open final Yesterday

    Sixth-seeded Joao Sousa of Portugal rallied to win 7-6 (6), 6-2 against second-seeded Gael Monfils and reach the Moselle Open final, where he faces eighth-seeded David Goffin of Belgium. Goffin, who eliminated top-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the quarters, beat Jan-Lennard Struff of Germany 7-6 (4), 6-3 in the other semi-final on...
  • Ana Ivanovic beats Caroline Wozniacki to win Pan Pacific Open Yesterday

    Third-seeded Ana Ivanovic of Serbia beat second-seeded Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark 6-2, 7-6 (2) on Sunday to win the Pan Pacific Open. In a match that featured two former World No. 1s, Ivanovic broke Wozniacki three times in the first set at Ariake Coliseum and won the second-set tiebreaker with a...
  • Sania Mirza, Cara Black win women's doubles title at Pan Pacific Open Yesterday

    Tokyo: Maintaining her rich vein of form in the current season, Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza and her Zimbabwean partner Cara Black on Saturday bagged the women's doubles title at the WTA Toray Pacific Open with a 6-2, 7-5 victory over Spain's Garbine Muguruza and Carla Suarez Navarro. With the win,...
  • Karolina Pliskova beats Maria Kirilenko to reach final in Korea Yesterday

    Seoul: Second-seeded Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic rallied from a set down on Saturday to beat Russia's Maria Kirilenko 4-6, 7-6 (5), 6-3 and reach the final of the Korea Open. Pliskova hit 10 aces at Olympic Park Tennis Center to oust Kirilenko, who needed a wild card to enter...
  • Monica Niculescu beats Alize Cornet to win Guangzhou Open 2 days ago

    Romania's Monica Niculescu took advantage of a dozen double-faults by Alize Cornet to beat the Frenchwoman 6-4, 6-0 to win the Guangzhou Open on Saturday. The No. 60-ranked Niculescu captured the second WTA Tour title of her career, following her win in Florianopolis last year. The Romanian didn't drop a set all...
  • Caroline Wozniacki, Ana Ivanovic reach the final at Pan Pacific Open 2 days ago

    Second-seeded Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark beat Garbine Muguruza of Spain 6-4, 2-6, 6-2 on Saturday to reach the final of the Pan Pacific Open. The US Open finalist lost the first two games of the third set but took advantage of an increasingly erratic Muguruza and won when her opponent sent...
  • Asian Games 2014: Indian women's tennis team beats Oman in opener 2 days ago

    Incheon: The Indian women's tennis team was off to a winning start in the 17th Asian Games as it blanked Oman 3-0 in the first round here on Saturday. Prarthana Gulabrao Thombare and Ankita Raina notched up contrasting singles victories before the pairing of Natasha Marie Anne Palha and Rishika Sunkara...
  • David Goffin beats Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in Moselle quarters 2 days ago

    Eighth-seeded David Goffin of Belgium rallied to beat top-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 1-6, 7-6 (5), 7-5 on Friday to reach the Moselle Open semi-finals. Goffin next plays Germany's Jan-Lennard Struff for the first time. Struff advanced after third-seeded Philipp Kohlschreiber retired when trailing 5-0 after just 20 minutes. Second-seeded Gael Monfils of France...
  • Wozniacki, Kerber reach Pan Pacific semifinals 2 days 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 3 days 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...
  • Gael Monfils, Philipp Kohlschreiber reach Moselle Open quarters 3 days 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 3 days 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...
  • China's Li Na announces her retirement from tennis 3 days ago

    China's Li Na, Asia's only grand slam singles champion, announced her retirement from tennis on Friday, citing the effect of long-term injuries, especially her knees. "It has been a difficult year, and I have had to face a lot of things, such as making the decision to end my professional tennis...
  • France to face Germany in Davis Cup first round 3 days ago

    Top seeds France were drawn away to Germany on Thursday in the opening round of the 2015 Davis Cup World Group. France, who comfortably beat champions the Czech Republic to set up a clash against Switzerland in this year's final, will play Germany from March 6-8. Second seeds Switzerland, who knocked out...
  • India will play their next Davis Cup tie in July 2015 3 days ago

    Dubai: India, being a seeded team, were given a bye in the first round of the 2015 Davis Cup season as the draw for the Asia/Oceania Group I was announced on Thursday. The bye means that India will play their next Davis Cup tie in July from 17-19. China will clash with...
  • Asian Games give youngsters chance to shine, says Leander Paes 3 days ago

    Mumbai: Vetern tennis star Leander Paes on Thursday said Indian youngsters have a good opportunity to shine at the Asian Games in Incheon in the absence of top players. "This will also gives lots of experience to the kids, to the youngsters. They have lot of potential, lot of talent. It...
  • Surviving seed Cornet into Guangzhou Open quarters 4 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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 4 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 4 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 4 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...