Tennis

  • Sania should have continued with singles for more time: Vijay Amritraj 11 hours 17 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Former Indian tennis star Vijay Amritraj says Sania Mirza should not have quit playing singles so early in her career. Sania switched to doubles in 2013 after undergoing three surgeries due to various injuries she suffered. "I think she had one good year of singles and I would really personally have...
  • Petra Kvitova, Venus Williams rematch set at China Open 16 hours 51 minutes ago

    Petra Kvitova and Venus Williams will meet in the third round of the China Open in a reprise of their dramatic, three-set encounter at Wimbledon. The third-seeded Czech defeated Peng Shuai of China 6-4, 6-2 beneath the roof on center court on a cold, rainy Wednesday in Beijing. Williams advanced on...
  • Kei Nishikori beats Ivan Dodig to advance at Japan Open 17 hours 8 minutes ago

    Fourth-seeded Kei Nishikori of Japan beat Ivan Dodig of Croatia 6-3, 6-4 to advance to the second round of the Japan Open on Wednesday. Nishikori faced only one break point in 10 service games and progressed to a match against Donald Young of the United States in the second round. It was...
  • Asian Games: Soumyajit Ghosh wins, Sharath Kamal loses in table tennis -1751035102 minutes ago

    Incheon: Soumyajit Ghosh advanced to the pre-quarterfinals of the men's singles table tennis event but compatriot Achanta Sharath Kamal lost his round of 32 match at the 17th Asian Games on Wednesday. There was bad news for the doubles teams as well as the men and women were knocked out of...
  • Li Na receives teary goodbye at China Open Yesterday

    Beijing: It was a fitting goodbye for China's biggest tennis star, complete with hugs from her former competitors, cheers from Chinese fans, and a bouquet of flowers from Rafael Nadal. There were also tears. Plenty of tears. Li Na received a touching send-off at the China Open on Tuesday, more than...
  • Rafael Nadal dominates in return at China Open Yesterday

    Beijing: Rafael Nadal made a dominant return to tennis after a two-month injury layoff, beating Richard Gasquet 6-4, 6-0 at the China Open on Tuesday. Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray also advanced to the second round in vastly different fashion. The top-ranked Djokovic improved to 20-0 at the China Open with...
  • Wildcard Ito upsets top-seeded Wawrinka at Japan Open Yesterday

    Tokyo: Tatsuma Ito and Michal Przysiezny claimed the biggest wins of their careers at the Japan Open on Tuesday when the local wildcard knocked out top seed Stan Wawrinka and the Polish qualifier saved match points to beat Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. World number 103 Ito sealed the stunning 7-5 6-2 first-round victory...
  • Maria Sharapova rolls into third round at China Open Yesterday

    Beijing: Five-time major winner Maria Sharapova moved into the third round of the China Open with ease on Tuesday, while Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska late-season slump continued with another early loss. The fourth-seeded Sharapova saved seven of nine break points she faced in a 6-2, 6-2 win over Ukrainian Elina Svitolina, a...
  • Asian Games: All-win day for India in table tennis Yesterday

    Incheon:Indian paddlers enjoyed an all-win day on Tuesday at the Asian Games as country's top doubles duo of Achanta Sharath Kamal and Anthony Amalraj reached the men's doubles third round here. Amalraj and Kamal unexpectedly lost the first game before taming the Nepal's Purshottam Bajracharya and Amar Lal Malla 6-11, 11-5,...
  • Asian Games 2014, Day 10: India climb up the medals tally with athletics, tennis gold 2 days ago

    India had to wait until the fag end of day ten of competition at the Incheon Asian Games for their fifth and sixth gold medals of the event, which were provided by discus-thrower Seema Punia and the tennis mixed doubles team of Sania Mirza and Saketh Sai Myneni - after...
  • Marcel Granollers beats David Ferrer at Japan Open 2 days ago

    Marcel Granollers of Spain rallied from a set down to beat second-seeded David Ferrer 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 on Monday and advance to the second round of the Japan Open. Granollers converted four of nine break points at Ariake Coliseum and will next face Steve Johnson of the United States. Johnson lost...
  • Asian Games: India win silver in men's doubles tennis 2 days ago

    Incheon: Sanam Singh could not add a second consecutive Asian Games gold medal to his kitty as he and Saketh Myneni settled for a silver after losing the hard-fought final in straight sets to Korea's Yongkyu Lim and Hyeon Chung on Monday. The fifth seeded Indians lost the summit clash 5-7,...
  • Serena and Cilic advance in China, Nadal loses in doubles 2 days ago

    Serena Williams narrowly avoided a bagel against Spanish qualifier Silvia Soler-Espinosa, then won 13 of the next 15 games to pull out a 7-5, 6-2 victory Monday in the first round of the China Open. Williams looked lethargic and flat-footed at the start, pushing the ball back without much pace or...
  • Asian Games: Winning five medals is good show despite a weak team, says Sania Mirza 2 days ago

    Incheon: Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza feels the five medals that the team has managed to grab at the ongoing Asian Games is a pretty good performance given that the country did not come with the best unit possible for the event. "It has been a pretty good week. We (she...
  • Asian Games: Amalraj-Madhurika in mixed doubles table tennis pre-quarters 2 days ago

    Incheon: The Indian mixed doubles table tennis team of Anthony Amalraj and Madhurika Patkar reached pre-quarterfinals of the 17th Asian Games on Monday. Amalraj-Madhurika, who got a bye in the first round, defeated Mongolian pair of Orgil Munkh Batbayar and Enkhjin Barkhas 3-0 (12-10, 11-3, 11-6) in just 13 minutes. Sluggish to...
  • Asian Games: Ankita through to second round of table tennis singles 3 days ago

    Incheon: India's Ankita Das registered a comprehensive 4-0 win over her Kuwait opponent to advance to the women's singles second round of the table tennis in the 17th Asian Games at the Suwon Gymnasium here on Monday. The Indian routed Alshammari Menwah of Kuwait 11-4, 11-9, 11-3, 11-9 in just 16...
  • Asian Games: India's Sharath Kamal-Poulomi knocked out of TT mixed doubles 3 days ago

    Incheon: The Indian team of Achanta Sharath Kamal and Poulomi Ghatak on Monday were knocked out after losing in straight games to a Thailand team in the mixed doubles of the second round table tennis match at the 17th Asian Games here. Sharath Kamal and Poulomi lost 0-3 (6-11, 9-11, 14-16)...
  • Leander Paes-Marcin Matkowski win Malaysian Open title 3 days ago

    Kuala Lumpur: Veteran Indian star Leander Paes, who skipped Asian Games to get some valuable ranking points, vindicated his decision by lifting the ATP Malaysian Open with new partner Marcin Matkowski on Sunday. The fourth seeded Indo-Polish pair rallied to beat the second seeded Briton-Australian combo of Jamie Murray and John...
  • Kei Nishikori beats Julien Benneteau to win Malaysian Open 3 days ago

    Japan's Kei Nishikori picked up his third title of a breakout year by downing France's Julien Benneteau 7-6 (4), 6-4 in the Malaysian Open final on Sunday. The world number eight, who reached the final of the US Open last time out, fought through a tricky tiebreak before sealing a pivotal...
  • Andy Murray beats Tommy Robredo to win Shenzhen Open 3 days ago

    Andy Murray saved five match points before beating Spain's Tommy Robredo 5-7, 7-6(9) 6-1 to win the Shenzhen Open in China on Sunday, as the Briton rallied to claim a first title since winning Wimbledon last year. The two-time grand slam winner and Olympic champion appeared on course for certain defeat...
  • Venus Williams, Maria Sharapova advance at China Open 3 days ago

    Maria Sharapova and Venus Williams moved into the second round at the China Open on Sunday with straight-set victories. The fourth-seeded Sharapova overcame six double-faults to defeat Estonian Kaia Kanepi 6-4, 6-1, while the 16th-seeded Williams came back from a 3-0 deficit in the opening set to defeat Britain's Heather Watson...
  • Asian Games: Indian teams lose table tennis group stage matches 3 days ago

    Incheon: The Indian men's and women's table tennis teams suffered comprehensive defeats in their preliminary group stage matches of the 17th Asian Games at the Suwon Gymnasium on Sunday. The men's team comprising Achanta Sharath Kamal, Harmeet Desai and Soumyajit Ghosh, was thrashed 0-3 by South Korea in the Group B...
  • Asian Games: Indian duo of Sania-Prarthana settles for bronze in tennis doubles 3 days ago

    Incheon: Indian pair of Sania Mirza and Prarthana Thombare settled for a bronze after losing their women's doubles semifinal to Chinese Taipei's Chin Wei Chan and Su Wei Hsiehin in the Asian Games, here on Sunday. The fifth seeded Indian combo put up a brave fight before going down 6-7 (1-7),...
  • Asian Games: Sanam Singh-Saketh Myneni in men's doubles tennis final 3 days ago

    Incheon: A brilliant performance by Indian pair Sanam Singh and Saketh Myneni helped them overcome top seeded Thai team of Sanchai and Sonchat Ratiwatana to reach the men's doubles final of the 17th Asian Games at the Yeorumul Tennis Courts on Sunday. The fifth seeded team beat their Thai opponents 4-6,...
  • Asian Games: Yuki Bhambri settles for bronze in tennis 3 days ago

    Incheon: Yuki Bhambri on Sunday clinched India's lone singles' medal in tennis at the ongoing Asian Games, settling for a bronze in the men's event after unforced errors cost him the semifinal clash against Japan's Yoshihito Nishioka here. A profligate Yuki lost the match 6-3, 2-6, 1-6 in one hour and...
  • Kei Nishikori, Julien Benneteau reach Malaysian Open final 4 days ago

    Top-seeded Kei Nishikori of Japan beat Jarkko Nieminen of Finland 6-3, 4-6, 6-2 to reach the final of the Malaysian Open on Saturday. Playing in his first tournament since reaching the US Open final, Nishikori converted six of his 13 break points and fired eight aces to defeat Nieminen in 1...
  • Andy Murray beats Juan Monaco to reach Shenzhen Open final 4 days ago

    Second-seeded Andy Murray rallied from a set down to beat Juan Monaco of Argentina 2-6, 6-3, 6-0 on Saturday and reach the final of the Shenzhen Open. From 3-3 in the second set, Murray won nine straight games to beat Monaco in 1 hour, 42 minutes and set up a meeting...
  • Petra Kvitova beats Eugenie Bouchard to win Wuhan Open 4 days ago

    Petra Kvitova held off an injured Eugenie Bouchard to win the inaugural Wuhan Open title 6-3, 6-4 on Saturday in a rematch of the most lopsided Wimbledon final in two decades. The Czech player dropped just three games in a 55-minute victory at the All England Club, but was made to...
  • Indian table tennis players continue to impress in Asian Games 4 days ago

    Incheon: On a day when India got a bagful of medals, Sharath Kamal and company kept the country's hopes alive in table tennis as the men's and women's team paddlers won their respective preliminary round matches in the 17th Asian Games on Saturday. Up against Kuwait in the Suwon Gymnasium, the...