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  • Maria Sharapova second to qualify for WTA Finals 6 days ago

    The Women's Tennis Association (WTA) on Thursday announced that Maria Sharapova has qualified for the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global, to be staged at the Singapore Sports Hub October 17-26. "I am really excited to qualify for the WTA Finals and to bring the best in women's...
  • Sushma Swaraj to meet Bangladesh opposition leader June 25, 2014

    Dhaka: India's External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will meet opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) chief Khaleda Zia on Friday. The BNP chairperson's press secretary Maruf Kamal Khan announced this at a press conference on Tuesday night, bdnews24.com reported. He said the place and time would be announced later. Swaraj is going to Dhaka...
  • Bangla PM Hasina, BNP chief Zia congratulate Modi May 16, 2014

    Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and opposition BNP chief Khaleda Zia on Friday congratulated BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on securing a thumping mandate in the Lok Sabha polls. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday congratulated BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on securing a majority in the Lok Sabha...
  • Former Bangladesh premier Khaleda Zia indicted over graft March 20, 2014

    Former Bangladeshi premier Khaleda Zia and her fugitive son were on Wednesday charged with corruption by a court in Dhaka for allegedly collecting nearly USD 1 million in donations for charities named after her late husband. Zia, 68, the chief of the main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), appeared before the...
  • Recharged Federer is off to best start in 2 years March 18, 2014

    California: Roger Federer could have been upset about losing a close final in one of the biggest events outside the Grand Slam tournaments. But the blow of a three-set loss to Novak Djokovic in the BNP Paribas Open on Sunday was softened by knowing how far he had come since injuring...
  • Pennetta beats injured Radwanska in Indian Wells final March 17, 2014

    Italy's Flavia Pennetta captured the biggest title of her career on Sunday when she beat Poland's ailing Agnieszka Radwanska in the final of the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells. As Radwanska struggled with a knee injury, Pennetta cruised to a 6-2 6-1 victory in less than an hour and a...
  • Djokovic beats Federer in Indian Wells final March 17, 2014

    Novak Djokovic beat his old rival Roger Federer 3-6, 6-3, 7-6(3) on Sunday to win a nailbiting BNP Paribas Open final at Indian Wells and capture his first title of 2014. The Serbian overcame a shaky start when he dropped his opening service game, then survived a nervous finish when he...
  • Sania Mirza-Cara Black lose BNP Paribas final March 16, 2014

    Indian Wells: India's Sania Mirza and her Zimbabwean partner Cara Black went down to top seeds Hsieh Su-Wei of Taiwan and Peng Shuai of China in the women's doubles final of the BNP Paribas Open tennis here. Hseih and Peng maintained their perfect record in the finals, improving to an 11-0...
  • Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer to meet for Indian Wells title March 16, 2014

    Indian Wells: Novak Djokovic beat John Isner 7-5, 6-7 (2), 6-1 on Saturday to reach the final of the BNP Paribas Open, where he'll resume his longtime rivalry with Roger Federer. "It's always tense. It's always emotional. It's always close," Djokovic said of the looming match up. "I look forward...
  • Novak Djokovic, Isner ease into Indian Wells semis March 15, 2014

    Paris: Serbia's Novak Djokovic and American John Isner cruised into the last four of the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells on Friday with straight-sets wins in the quarter-finals. Djokovic hardly raised a sweat in the Californian desert as he eased to a 6-1 6-3 victory over Frenchman Julien Benneteau, before...
  • Sania-Black in BNP Paribas Open final March 14, 2014

    Indian Wells (California): India's Sania Mirza and her Zimbabwean partner Cara Black stormed into the women's doubles final at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament here. The fifth seeded Sania-Clara pair Thursday won 6-4, 3-6, 10-7 against the eighth seeded duo of Czech Lucie Hradecka and Chinese Jie Zheng. Sania and Clara...
  • Federer beats Anderson to reach Indian Wells semis March 14, 2014

    Indian wells: Roger Federer beat Kevin Anderson 7-5, 6-1 in the quarter-finals of the BNP Paribas Open, a tournament the Swiss star has won four times. Anderson failed to break Federer's serve in the match that lasted just over an hour Thursday night. He had 21 unforced errors while Federer hit...
  • Li, Pennetta and Dolgopolov make Indian Wells semis March 14, 2014

    China's Li Na won her rematch with Slovakia's Dominika Cibulkova in the quarter-finals of the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells on Thursday. In her first meeting with Cibulkova since the Australian Open final in January, Li once again proved too strong for her younger opponent, winning 6-3 4-6, 6-3 in...
  • Paes-Stepanek out of Indian Wells March 13, 2014

    Indian Wells: Leander Paes and his Czech partner Radek Stepanek went down fighting to Swiss duo of Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka in the men's doubles quarter-finals of the ATP Indian Wells Masters tournament here. The unseeded Swiss stars needed a super tie breaker to beat the fourth seeded Indo-Czech pair...
  • Federer, Djokovic advance as Murray, Wawrinka fall March 13, 2014

    Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic cruised into the quarter-finals of the PNB Paribas Open at Indian Wells on Wednesday after Wimbledon champion Andy Murray and Australian Open winner Stanislas Wawrinka both fell in the fourth round. In a tournament full of surprises, Federer and Djokovic struck a blow for the old...
  • Sania-Black storm into semis at Indian Wells March 13, 2014

    Indian Wells (California): India's Sania Mirza and her Zimbabwean partner Cara Black knocked out second-seeded Russians Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina to enter the semi-finals of the women's doubles at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament here. Fifth-seeded Mirza and Black won 6-4, 6-1 on Wednesday and will now play fourth...
  • Novak Djokovic eases into fourth round at Indian Wells March 12, 2014

    Normal service resumed at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells on Tuesday when Novak Djokovic safely booked his place in the fourth round. The Serbian had a little hiccup when he dropped the second set of his match with Colombia's Alejandro Gonzalez but was otherwise untroubled in winning 6-1, 3-6,...
  • Paes-Stepanek pair move to Indian Wells quarter-finals March 11, 2014

    Indian Wells: Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek downed Jonathan Erlich and Richard Gasquet in straight sets to reach the quarter-finals of the ATP Indian Wells Masters tournament, here. The fourth seeded Indo-Czech pair quelled the challenge of the wild card opponents 6-3 7-5 in one hour and 16 minutes in the...
  • Leander Paes, Radek Stepanek in Indian Wells pre-quarterfinals March 10, 2014

    Indian Wells: Fourth seeds Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek fought their way into the pre-quarterfinals of the ATP Indian Wells Masters tournament after a tough first round win over unseeded Jerzy Janowicz and Philipp Kohlschreiber. The Indo-Czech pair needed a Super Tie Breaker to beat the Polish-German team 7-6(6) 3-6 10-5...
  • Injured Argentine del Potro out of Indian Wells March 10, 2014

    Argentine tennis player Juan Martin del Potro retired from the ATP Indian Wells Masters 1,000 tournament due to the pain in his left wrist. World No.7 del Potro will lose 600 ranking points since last year he had been the finalist where he was defeated by Spaniard Rafael Nadal, reports Xinhua. "I...
  • Djokovic advances, Tsonga crashes out at BNP Paribas March 10, 2014

    Novak Djokovic remained on course for his first title of the season with a second round victory over Victor Hanescu 7-6 6-2 at the BNP Paribas Open on Sunday. Djokovic, the second ranked player in the world, is off to a slow 2014 and has only defeats at the Australian...
  • Unseeded Davis upsets Azarenka at Indian Wells March 8, 2014

    Unseeded American Lauren Davis secured the first big upset of the BNP Paribas Open when she ousted third seed Victoria Azarenka of Belarus in the second round in Indian Wells on Friday. Davis broke serve seven times en route to 6-0 7-6(2) victory as she pounced on the 2012 champion's second...
  • Agnieszka Radwanska advances at Indian Wells March 8, 2014

    Indian Wells: Agnieszka Radwanska opened the second round of women's singles at the BNP Paribas Open with a routine victory on Friday while Swiss stars Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka tuned up for their singles matches by winning in the doubles. Radwanska, the Polish player seeded No. 2 in the $10.5...
  • Stepanek sets up Nadal clash at Indian Wells March 7, 2014

    Top seed Rafael Nadal will open his Indian Wells title defence against Radek Stepanek after the Czech overcame a poor second set to beat Denis Istomin 6-1 3-6 6-1 in the first round on Thursday. Stepanek, ranked 50th in the world, was broken only once and did not double fault but...
  • Hewitt wins at Indian Wells, reaches second round March 7, 2014

    California: Lleyton Hewitt scratched out a 7-6 (2), 3-6, 6-3 victory over fellow Australian Matthew Ebden on Thursday in the first round of the BNP Paribas Open to move within one of joining the ATP Tour's 600-win club. Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal are the only active players to have reached...
  • Zvonareva optimistic despite loss at Indian Wells March 6, 2014

    California: Vera Zvonareva lost to China's Peng Shuai in the first round of the BNP Paribas Open on Wednesday - and found a reason to be optimistic. "It was a tough match," Zvonareva said after the 4-6, 6-0, 7-5 loss that dropped the Russian to 1-3 this season. "I took...
  • Bangladesh: Miscreants burn 38 polling centres ahead of elections January 4, 2014

    Ahead of Bangladesh parliamentary elections scheduled for January 5, miscreants on Saturday burnt 38 polling centres in at least 28 districts. The violence was reported from Rajshahi, Nilphamari, Narsingdi, Kishoreganj, Feni, Kurigram and Natore districts, among others The Daily Star reported. Police said the acts of arson appeared to be a clear...
  • Bangladesh's name could be changed if Khaleda Zia wins, fears Hasina December 31, 2013

    Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's party has said that opposition leader Khaleda Zia may change the country's name in case she returns to power. The apprehension was expressed by the ruling Awami League (AL) party's publicity secretary Hassan Mahmud while participating in a human-chain and protest programme on Monday at the...
  • Security tightened in Dhaka amid tension December 30, 2013

    A security blanket was thrown over the Bangladesh capital for the second consecutive day on Monday, with troops guarding key points to secure them from a BNP-led opposition movement that threatens to continue until the January 5 elections are called off. Police in riot gears continued to lay sieges around BNP...
  • Tension soars as Bangladesh gears up for Dhaka rally December 28, 2013

    Tension has been running high in Bangladesh as the main opposition alliance gears up for a showdown in the national capital, which has been cut off from many districts amid security concerns, media reported on Saturday. Most districts in the country were cut off from Dhaka as pro-Awami League transport associations...