CINCINNATI

  • Roger Federer, Serena Williams win at Cincinnati Open August 18, 2014

    Mason: By now, everyone knows Roger Federer's itinerary for Cincinnati: Get his game in order, raise the winner's trophy, leave town with a lot of confidence for the US Open. Might as well rename it the Federer Cup. Federer won his unprecedented sixth title in Cincinnati on Sunday, beating David Ferrer 63,...
  • David Ferrer to meet Roger Federer in Cincinnati final August 17, 2014

    Roger Federer has moved into position for his sixth Western and Southern Open title as the secondseeded Swiss turned back fifthseeded Milos Raonic 62, 63 in the semifinal on Saturday. Federer will play sixthseeded David Ferrer, a 63, 62 winner over Julien Benneteau in the first semifinal. Despite winning his first two...
  • Serena, Ivanovic battle into Cincinnati final August 17, 2014

    Serena Williams rallied past Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki on Saturday to reach the Western and Southern Open final in Cincinnati where she will face Ana Ivanovic, an upset winner over French Open champion Maria Sharapova. Topseeded Williams had to overcome a sluggish start to beat Wozniacki 26, 62, 64 while Serbian ninth...
  • Roger Federer, Serena Williams advance to Cincinnati semifinals August 16, 2014

    Roger Federer still has his touch in Cincinnati. The Swiss star beat Andy Murray 63, 75 on Friday night to advance to the semifinals in the Western & Southern Open, a tournament he has won an unprecedented five times. He'll face Canada's Milos Raonic. The secondseeded Federer was on the offensive from...
  • Sania Mirza Cara Black pair loses in second round of Cincinnati Open August 15, 2014

    Cincinnati: India's campaign ended at the Cincinnati Masters tennis tournament after Sania Mirza and Cara Black went down to Anabel Medina Garrigues of Spain and Kazakhstan's Yaroslave Shvedova in their women's doubles second round match. The fourth seeded IndoZimbabwean pair lost 36 36 in round two of the USD 2,567,000 hard...
  • Novak Djokovic upset by Robredo at Cincinnati Open August 15, 2014

    Mason: Topranked Novak Djokovic tumbled out of the Western & Southern Open on Thursday, while secondseeded Roger Federer narrowly avoided an upset in the round of 16. Tommy Robredo beat Djokovic, 76 (6), 75 before Federer escaped with a 64, 46, 63 victory over Gael Monfils in the night session. Andy Murray...
  • Leander PaesStepanek knocked out from Cincinnati Masters August 14, 2014

    Cincinnati: Fifth seeds Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek were eliminated from the ATP Cincinnati Masters following their defeat against Vasek Pospisil and Jack Sock. Paes and Stepanek lost 16 64 810 in the second round of the USD 4,017,355 hard court event in the run up to the US Open, the...
  • Roger Federer passes tough test to reach last 16 in Cincinnati August 14, 2014

    Roger Federer survived an openingmatch fright by outlasting Canada's Vasek Pospisil 76 (4) 57 62 on Wednesday to claim his 300th Masters Series win and reach the third round of the Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati. Back in action after losing to JoWilfried Tsonga in the final of the Rogers...
  • Serena Williams battles on in Cincinnati, Kvitova falls August 14, 2014

    World number on Serena Williams won a tense battle of US Open champions by taming Australia's Samantha Stosur 76 (7) 76 (7) on Wednesday to reach the third round of the Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati. Back in action for the first time since a semifinal loss to older sister...
  • BopannaQureshi make firstround exit at Cincinnati August 13, 2014

    Cincinnati: India's Rohan Bopanna and his Pakistani partner AisamUlHaq Qureshi suffered a firstround exit at the Western and Southern Open tennis here. Unseeded Bopanna and Qureshi went down 57, 26 to Vasek Pospisil of Canada and Jack Sock of the US on Tuesday. Sock and Pospisil will now face the fifth seeded...
  • Venus Williams falls at the first hurdle in Cincinnati August 13, 2014

    Venus Williams, fresh off a stirring run to last week's Montreal final, ran out of gas in Cincinnati as she fell 67 (2) 63 64 to 16th seeded Czech Lucie Safarova in firstround action at the Western and Southern Open on Tuesday. Williams, who beat her topranked younger sister Serena to...
  • Novak Djokovic pulls through in Cincinnati, Tsonga out August 13, 2014

    World number one Novak Djokovic needed three sets to get past Gilles Simon in the Western and Southern Open second round on Tuesday, but JoWilfried Tsonga lost to Mikhail Youzhny in his opener two days after winning the Rogers Cup in Toronto. Djokovic grabbed the crucial third set break in the...
  • Victoria Azarenka out of Cincinnati event with knee injury August 12, 2014

    Mason: Defending champion Victoria Azarenka has withdrawn from the Western & Southern Open because of a right knee injury. The WTA says Azarenka withdrew after practicing on Tuesday. Azarenka was replaced in the draw by Mona Barthel. Azarenka injured her knee in her firstround win at Wimbledon and played in two tournaments...
  • Wozniacki, Ana Ivanovic advance in Cincinnati Open August 12, 2014

    Washington: Caroline Wozniacki and Ana Ivanovic advanced to the second round of the Western & Southern Open women's singles with straightset victories over the respective opening round opponents. The 12th seed, Wozniacki, beat Magdalena Rybarikova 62, 63 Monday. It was the 15th win for Wozniacki in the last 18 matches, reports...
  • John Isner reaches 2nd round at Cincinnati Open August 12, 2014

    Mason: Eleventhseeded John Isner reached the second round of the Western & Southern Open with a relatively easy 63, 64 win over Kevin Anderson on Monday night. The match was just the second in their 10 meetings in which at least one set didn't go a tiebreaker. "That one's not the norm...
  • Djokovic trying for elusive Cincinnati title August 11, 2014

    Mason, Ohio: Novak Djokovic gets another chance at the one that keeps getting away. Four times, the world's No. 1 player has reached the final of the Western & Southern Open. He's finished as the runnerup all four times in the only Masters tournament where he has never gotten to raise...
  • King of Clay Nadal looks to extend reign to hardcourts August 19, 2013

    Cincinnati: The undisputed King of Clay, Rafael Nadal could soon extend his reign to the hardcourt after establishing himself as the redhot favourite for the U.S. Open with backtoback wins in Montreal and Cincinnati. With eight French Open titles, Nadal may be the best ever on the dirt but the Spaniard...
  • Azarenka beats Williams for Cincinnati title August 19, 2013

    Cincinnati: Victoria Azarenka won a showdown between the world's two top players by beating number one Serena Williams in a three set 26, 62, 76 thriller in the final of the Western and Southern Open on Sunday. For two hours and 30 minutes, Azarenka and Williams engaged in a seesaw battle...
  • BopannaEdouard lose Cincinnati semis August 18, 2013

    Cincinnati: India's Rohan Bopanna and his French partner Edouard RogerVasselin squandered all five break chances against Marcel Granollers and Marc Lopez to bow of the ATP Cincinnati Masters. The eighthseeded IndoFrench combination lost 57, 26 to the Spanish second seeds in the semifinals of the USD 3,079,555 hard court tournament. Bopanna...
  • Serena Williams storms into last four in Cincinnati August 17, 2013

    Cincinnati: World number one Serena Williams was at her lethal best as she crushed Romanian Simona Halep 60, 64 to romp into the semifinals of the Western and Southern Open on Friday. Williams' devastating form suggests that there is little standing in the way of the muscular American from adding the...
  • Nadal beats Federer in Cincinnati; Djokovic, Murray fall in quarters August 17, 2013

    Mason, Ohio: The vintage rematch ended with Rafael Nadal pumping his arms after a perfect forehand. He was a little bit better than old nemesis Roger Federer once again. Nadal advanced to the semifinals of the Western & Southern Open with a 57, 64, 63 win over Federer on Friday...
  • Leander Paes, Rohan Bopanna to lock horns in Cincinnati quarters August 16, 2013

    Cincinnati: India's top doubles players, Leander Paes and Rohan Bopanna have set up the quarterfinal of ATP Cincinnati Masters against each other after recording wins with their respective partners. Leander and his Czech partner Radek Stepanek, seeded fourth, got the better of Polish pair of Jerzy Janowicz and Lukasz Kubot 63,...
  • Nadal, Federer, Djokovic, Murray in Cincinnati quarters August 16, 2013

    Cincinnati: Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, Rafa Nadal and Roger Federer all picked up thirdround wins at the Western and Southern Open on Thursday to set up a starstudded last eight in Cincinnati. The ATP Tour's big four were joined in the quarterfinals by 2009 US Open champion Juan Martin Del...
  • Good day for Djokovic, Murray, Nadal at Cincinnati August 15, 2013

    Cincinnati: The winners of the season's first three grand slams Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray and Rafa Nadal put on a masterclass at the Western and Southern Open on Wednesday, strolling into the third round with straight sets wins. Center court at the sprawling Lindner Family Tennis Center turned into a parade...
  • David Ferrer battles past Ryan Harrison in Cincinnati August 14, 2013

    Cincinnati: Third seeded Spaniard David Ferrer was forced to work for his spot in the last16 of the Western and Southern Open, grinding out a 76 (5), 36, 64 win over plucky American wildcard Ryan Harrison on Tuesday. Harrison, who learned before the match that he was given a wild card...
  • Roger Federer opens hard court season with win August 14, 2013

    Cincinnati: Roger Federer got his delayed hard court season off to a positive start with a straightforward 63, 76 (7) win over Germany's Phillip Kohlschreiber to ease into the third round of the Western and Southern Open on Tuesday. Struggling with a sore back, Federer did not play last week's event...
  • Stephens makes giant kill in Cincinnati, ousts Sharapova August 14, 2013

    Mason, Ohio: Maria Sharapova's return to play a WTA tournament after more than a month away was shortlived following an upset loss to 17thranked American Sloane Stephens 26, 76 (5), 63 in the second round of the Western & Southern Open on Tuesday. In a match that lasted 2 hours and...
  • Big names begin final US Open tuneup in Cincinnati August 13, 2013

    Former US Open champion Samantha Stosur continued her buildup to the season's final grand slam with a convincing 61, 75 win over Russia's Svetlana Kuznetsova in first round action at the Western and Southern Open on Monday. The Australian 11th seed is among a host of formergrand slam winners making...
  • Roger Federer trying to reenergise game in Cincinnati August 12, 2013

    Mason: Roger Federer usually feels good when he arrives in Cincinnati for a tournament he has won more times than anyone else. This week, not so much. Federer is trying to reconstruct his game and keep his back healthy at the Western and Southern Open, a Masters series tournament he...
  • Tom Cruise wanted to become a Catholic priest March 5, 2013

    London: One of the most famous followers of the Church of Scientology, actor Tom Cruise dreamt of being a Catholic priest when he was younger though his plans were cut-short over an alcohol stealing incident. Cruise was asked to leave the St Francis Seminary in Cincinnati after being caught stealing alcohol,...