Tennis

  • Serena Williams, Novak Djokovic sail through US Open winds 1 hour 26 minutes ago

    World number ones Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams sailed through brisk winds to dismiss overmatched opponents on Thursday and land comfortably in the third round of the US Open. Gusty breezes led Williams to misfire for three double faults in her first service game before the two-time defending champion found her...
  • Leander Paes-Cara Black enter US Open mixed doubles second round 1 hour 33 minutes ago

    India's Leander Paes and Cara Black of Zimbabwe beat Jean-Julien Rojer and Anna-Lena Groenefeld 6-3, 4-6, 10-8 in mixed doubles US Open first round match on Friday. Paes and Black needed an hour and 23 minutes to come out on top against Rojer and Groenefeld. Earlier on Thursday, Paes and Sania...
  • Ana Ivanovic loses in 2nd round; Sharapova, Venus win at US Open 10 hours 3 minutes ago

    New York: Eighth-seeded Ana Ivanovic is out of the US Open. Ivanovic, who had been having her best season since winning the French Open in 2008, lost to Karolina Pliskova 7-5, 6-4 in the second round on Thursday. Ivanovic had 47 match wins coming into Flushing Meadows, the most of any...
  • Sania Mirza advances to 2nd round of mixed doubles at US Open 17 hours 19 minutes ago

    New York: Indian tennis player Sania Mirza with Brazilian partner Bruno Soares progressed to the second round of the mixed doubles competitions of the US Open at the Flushing Meadows. It wasn't exactly an easy opener for the top seeds as they needed an hour and eight minutes to move past...
  • Leander Paes, Sania Mirza win US Open openers 1 hour 6 minutes ago

    New York: Indian tennis players Leander Paes and Sania Mirza won their respective doubles matches to advance to the second round of the US Open at the Flushing Meadows on Wednesday. Men's doubles defending champions Paes and Radek Stepanek of Czech Republic needed an hour and 32 minutes to come out...
  • What to watch on day four at US Open 2014 20 hours 14 minutes ago

    New York: American teen Catherine Bellis returns to action at the US Open on Thursday, two days after becoming the youngest player to win a match in the tournament since 1996. The 15-year-old Californian, ranked 1,208th and playing not only in her first Grand Slam main draw but also her first...
  • Sports Minister to decide on Asian Games participation in five disciplines 21 hours 14 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Finally it will be left to Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal to decide if India will field teams in football, basketball, handball, table tennis and sepak takraw in the 2014 Asian Games slated for Sep 19-Oct 4 in the South Korean city of Incheon. The Sports Authority of India (SAI)...
  • Top seeds Djokovic and Williams take US Open spotlight 22 hours 51 minutes ago

    World number ones Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams take centre stage at the US Open on Thursday, headlining a juicy day of action at the year's final grand slam. Always a crowd favourite at Flushing Meadows, Williams will have to share some of cheers as she goes against fellow American Vania...
  • Agnieszka Radwanska out, Maria Sharapova survives US Open threat 23 hours 34 minutes ago

    The US Open heated up on Wednesday with China's Peng Shuai upsetting fourth-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska and fifth seed Maria Sharapova averting an early exit on a sweltering day in Flushing Meadows. French Open champion Sharapova lost the first set to 95th-ranked Alexandra Dulgheru of Romania, but the five-times grand slam winner...
  • Venus Williams in US Open 3rd round 23 hours 38 minutes ago

    New York: Two-time champion Venus Williams is back in the third round of the US Open for the first time since 2010, a year before she announced she had been diagnosed with an autoimmune disease. The 19th-seeded Williams, at 34 the oldest woman left in the draw, did not need to...
  • Fourth seed Radwanska upset by Peng at US Open Yesterday

    Peng Shuai of China upset fourth-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland 6-3, 6-4 in a shocking start to the women's second round of the US Open on Wednesday. The 28-year-old Peng, the doubles world number one, used her piercing, two-fisted groundstrokes to put Radwanska on the defensive and claimed the biggest scalp...
  • What to watch on day three of US Open 2014 Yesterday

    If Maria Sharapova's opponent on Wednesday at the US Open takes a medical timeout, the five-time major champion wouldn't mind seeing that come at a cost. Sharapova was asked after her first-round victory at Flushing Meadows what tennis rule she would like to change if she ran the sport, and -...
  • Michael Jordan joins Federer fan club at US Open Yesterday

    New York: Michael Jordan was a special guest in Roger Federer's courtside box at the US Open on Tuesday night, the rare spectacle of an all-time great in one sport cheering on an all-time great from another. "I know nothing about tennis," Jordan said in an interview with ESPN, adding that...
  • Bopanna-Qureshi suffer first-round defeat in US Open Yesterday

    New York: India's Rohan Bopanna and his Pakistani partner Aisam Qureshi suffered a first round defeat in the men's doubles of the US Open tennis here at the Flushing Meadows. Bopanna and Qureshi, who were seeded 13th, went down 6-7 (10-12), 6-4, 6-7 (5-7) to the unseeded Italian pair of Daniele...
  • Teenager Bellis shocks 12th seed Cibulkova at US Open Yesterday

    New York: American teenager Catherine Bellis provided the biggest jolt in the US Open's first round on Tuesday by upsetting 12th seed Dominika Cibulkova 6-1, 4-6, 6-4. Playing on the secondary Court Six, the 15-year-old Bellis became the youngest female player to win a match at the US Open since Anna...
  • Serena Williams beats American teen at US Open Yesterday

    New York: Serena Williams began her bid for a third consecutive US Open title with a 6-3, 6-1 victory over American teen Taylor Townsend on Tuesday night. The No. 1-ranked and No. 1-seeded Williams made only eight unforced errors and needed less than an hour to get past Townsend, an 18-year-old...
  • Federer beats Matosevic to enter second round of US Open 2 days ago

    New York: Roger Federer launched his bid for an 18th grand slam title with a workmanlike 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (4) win over Marinko Matosevic to ease into the second round of the US Open on Tuesday. A five-time US Open champion, Federer never appeared threatened by Matosevic but the 76th ranked...
  • Kvitova, Bouchard steamroll into second round at US Open 2 days ago

    New York: Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova and runner-up Eugenie Bouchard launched their US Open campaigns with a bang, blasting their respective first-round opponents in quick fashion on Tuesday. Third-seeded Kvitova of the Czech Republic crushed Kristina Mladenovic of France 6-1, 6-0, while Bouchard was nearly as efficient in dismissing Olga Govortsova...
  • Japan's Nishikori cruises in US Open first round 2 days ago

    New York: Tenth-seeded Kei Nishikori of Japan cruised to a 6-2, 6-4, 6-2 victory over American Wayne Odesnik in the first round of the U.S. Open on Tuesday, showing no apparent effects from a toe injury that hampered his preparations. Still, Nishikori needed more than two hours to dispatch the 176th-ranked...
  • Defending champion Stan Wawrinka confirms participation for Chennai Open 2 days ago

    Chennai: Switzerland's World No 4 tennis player Stan Wawrinka on Tuesday confirmed his participation for the 20th edition of the Chennai Open to be held at the SDAT Stadium here Jan 5-11, next year. The 2008 Beijing Olympics doubles gold medallist, with Roger Federer, is the defending singles champion of the...
  • Top-seeded Novak Djokovic coasts in US Open opener 2 days ago

    New York: Top-seeded Novak Djokovic breezed past a US Open novice in the first round Monday, beating Diego Schwartzman 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 in a match that finished a few minutes before midnight. Djokovic was never in trouble against a 22-year-old opponent from Argentina playing in his first main draw at Flushing...
  • Murray, Venus grind out wins at steamy US Open 3 days ago

    New York: Some busy bees made life difficult for two grizzled veterans and a pair of favourites were forced to work extra hard on a steamy opening day at the US Open on Monday. Eighth-seeded 2012 champion Andy Murray fought off cramps to beat Dutchman Robin Haase in four painful sets,...
  • Sharapova surges past compatriot Kirilenko at US Open 3 days ago

    New York: French Open champion Maria Sharapova swept the last 10 games to surge past fellow Russian Maria Kirilenko 6-4, 6-0 and into the second round of the US Open on Monday. Trailing 2-4 in the first set, the five-times grand slam winner tightened control of her booming groundstrokes to break...
  • Halep rallies from behind to beat Collins in US Open 1st round 3 days ago

    New York: Second-seeded Simona Halep rallied from a set down to beat a young American making her Grand Slam debut in the first round of the US Open. The Romanian won 6-7 (2), 6-1, 6-2 on Monday over 20-year-old Danielle Rose Collins. As a sophomore at Virginia, Collins earned a wild...
  • Italian teams stand in way of Paes, Bopanna at US Open 3 days ago

    New York: Two unseeded Italian teams will be the first round opponents of Indo-Czech pair Leander Paes-Radek Stepanek and Rohan Bopanna and his Pakistan partner Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi in the men's doubles at the US Open. Sixth seeded Paes and Stepanek will take on Simone Bolelli and Fabio Fognini in their opening...
  • Ivan Lendl opens up on Andy Murray split 3 days ago

    Ivan Lendl has opened up about splitting with Andy Murray, citing extra family commitments and the difficulty of matching the emotional high of the Briton's grand slam breakthroughs as factors in his decision. The 54-year-old, who coached Murray to the 2012 US Open and 2013 Wimbledon crowns after he had lost...
  • Chance for players other than Big Four at US Open 3 days ago

    Two 23-year-olds, Milos Raonic and Grigor Dimitrov, broke through to their first major semi-finals at Wimbledon. Perhaps this year's US Open will be the tipping point for the rise of a new generation. But recent history suggests that if an outsider seizes on the trace of vulnerability in the "Big 4"...
  • Sania-Cara to open US Open campaign against Karolina-Kristyna 4 days ago

    New York: India's Sania Mirza and her Zimbabwean partner Cara Black were on Sunday seeded third in the womne's doubles event of the US Open and they will open their campaign against Czech pair of Karolina Pliskova and Kristyna Pliskova. In the men's doubles event India will be represented by veteran...
  • Petra Kvitova takes second Connecticut Open title 4 days ago

    New Haven: Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova appears ready to make a run at her second Grand Slam title this summer. The No. 4 ranked Czech star dominated Magdalena Rybarikova of Slovakia 6-4, 6-2 on Saturday to win the Connecticut Open, her second title in New Haven in the past three...
  • Lukas Rosol wins Winston-Salem Open 4 days ago

    Winston-Salem: Lukas Rosol got a few big breaks on his way to the Winston-Salem Open final, and a few more in winning his first ATP Tour title of the year. The Czech rallied from a set down on Saturday to beat Poland's Jerzy Janowicz 3-6, 7-6 (3), 7-5 in the championship...