Cincinnati

  • 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 red-hot favourite for the U.S. Open with back-to-back 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 2-6, 6-2, 7-6 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...
  • Bopanna-Edouard lose Cincinnati semis August 18, 2013

    Cincinnati: India's Rohan Bopanna and his French partner Edouard Roger-Vasselin squandered all five break chances against Marcel Granollers and Marc Lopez to bow of the ATP Cincinnati Masters. The eighth-seeded Indo-French combination lost 5-7, 2-6 to the Spanish second seeds in the semi-finals 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 6-0, 6-4 to romp into the semi-finals 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 semi-finals of the Western & Southern Open with a 5-7, 6-4, 6-3 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 quarter-final 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 6-3,...
  • Nadal, Federer, Djokovic, Murray in Cincinnati quarters August 16, 2013

    Cincinnati: Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, Rafa Nadal and Roger Federer all picked up third-round wins at the Western and Southern Open on Thursday to set up a star-studded last eight in Cincinnati. The ATP Tour's big four were joined in the quarter-finals 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 last-16 of the Western and Southern Open, grinding out a 7-6 (5), 3-6, 6-4 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 6-3, 7-6 (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 short-lived following an upset loss to 17th-ranked American Sloane Stephens 2-6, 7-6 (5), 6-3 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 tune-up in Cincinnati August 13, 2013

    Former US Open champion Samantha Stosur continued her buildup to the season's final grand slam with a convincing 6-1, 7-5 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 former-grand slam winners making...
  • Roger Federer trying to re-energise 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,...
  • Bhupathi-Bopanna lose in Cincinnati final August 20, 2012

    Cincinnati: Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna had to be content with a runners-up finish at the ATP Cincinnati Masters as they lost the summit clash in straight sets to Sweden's Robert Lindstedt and Romania's Horia Tecau, here. The sixth seed Indian pair lost 4-6 4-6 to the fourth seeded rival team...
  • China's Li Na rallies to win Cincinnati title August 20, 2012

    Cincinnati: China's Li Na was finishing lunch when the men's final at the Western & Southern Open ended with Roger Federer posing for photos and raising the pottery trophy for the fifth time. She tried to imagine how it would feel. "I was thinking, 'OK, I really want to do the same,'"...
  • Federer beats Djokovic for 5th Cincinnati title August 20, 2012

    Mason, Ohio: Top-ranked Roger Federer won a record fifth Cincinnati title on Sunday, dominating second-ranked Novak Djokovic from the outset of a 6-0, 7-6 (7) win for the Western & Southern Open championship. It was the first time in the tournament's history that the top two played for the title. From...
  • Bhupathi-Bopanna in final of Cincinnati Masters August 19, 2012

    Cincinnati: Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna have earned a chance to win their second title of the season by reaching the summit clash of the ATP Cincinnati Masters with a straight sets win over Croatia's Ivan Dodig and Brazil's Marcelo Melo. The sixth seed Indian pair recorded a 6-4 6-3 win...
  • Djokovic to face Federer in Cincinnati final November 16, 2012

    Ohio: Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic, the top two players in the world, set up a showdown for the Cincinnati Masters title after cruising to semi-finals victories on Saturday. The gap between the leading four, which also contains Rafa Nadal and Andy Murray, and the chasing pack was again evident as...
  • Bhupathi-Bopanna in semis of Cincinnati Masters August 18, 2012

    Cincinnati: Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna, who were on Saturday omitted from India's Davis Cup team, have reached the semi-finals of the ATP Cincinnati Masters with a hard-earned win over third seeds Mariusz Fyrstenberg and Marcin Matkowski. The sixth seed Indian pair recorded a 6-4, 3-6, 10-8 win over the Polish...
  • Bhupathi-Bopanna in Cincinnati quarters November 16, 2012

    Cincinnati: Sixth seeds Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna moved into the men's doubles quarter-final here at the Cincinnati Masters tennis after receiving a walkover. Dutch Robin Haase and Juan Monaco of Argentina did not take the court giving the win to the Indian pair on Thursday. They will next take on Poland's...
  • Williams sisters in QF, Murray out at Cincinnati August 17, 2012

    Mason, Ohio: Serena and Venus Williams moved into the quarter-finals of the Western & Southern Open by handling the afternoon heat, humidity and wind. The conditions were too much for Andy Murray. Murray's off-day turned into the biggest upset of the tournament, a straight-sets loss on Thursday that left him with...
  • Venus survives, Radwanska cruises in Cincinnati November 16, 2012

    Mason, Ohio: Venus Williams fought back from a set down to beat South Africa's Chanelle Scheepers 2-6, 6-3, 6-2 as the top seeds advanced with little trouble at the Cincinnati Open on Wednesday. Williams will now meet Italian Sara Errani for a quarter-final berth following the seventh seed's 6-4, 6-4 win...
  • Top three ease into third round at Cincinnati November 16, 2012

    Mason, Ohio: Top three seeds Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray moved into the third round of the Cincinnati Open with relatively comfortable straight-set victories on Wednesday. World number two Djokovic beat Italian Andreas Seppi 7-6, 6-2 while Olympic gold medallist Murray strolled past American Sam Querrey 6-2, 6-4. Federer...
  • Knee injury rules Nadal out of Cincinnati Open August 10, 2012

    Cincinnati: Rafael Nadal has dropped out of the Western & Southern Open because of a knee problem that forced him to miss the Olympics. Nadal pulled out of the London Games because of a sore left knee, missing the chance to defend his title and be Spain's flag bearer in the...
  • Lea-Hesh win Cincinnati Masters after 10 years August 23, 2011

    Cincinnati: Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi won their third title of the season and first at Cincinnati after 10 years, following a hard-fought win over Michael Llodra and Nenad Zimonjic in the summit clash of the Western and Southern Open here. The third seeds edged past the fourth seeded French-Serbian combination...
  • Sharapova sinks Jankovic in Cincinnati final August 23, 2011

    Ohio: Russia's Maria Sharapova beat Serbia's Jelena Jankovic 4-6, 7-6, 6-3 to win the Cincinnati Open on Sunday and install herself as one of the favorites for the US Open. There were 16 breaks of serve in a topsy-turvy final but Sharapova emerged strongest in the end to claim her second...
  • Murray wins Cincinnati Open as Djokovic retires August 23, 2011

    Ohio: Andy Murray won his seventh Masters series final with victory over world number one Novak Djokovic on Sunday and his prospects of winning a grand slam have never looked better. Djokovic was forced to retire with a shoulder injury when trailing 6-4 3-0 in the Cincinnati Open final and while...
  • Lee-Hesh advance to Cincinnati Open final August 23, 2011

    Cincinnati: Third seeds Mahesh Bhupathi and Leander Paes staged a brilliant comeback to shock top seeds and defending champions Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan and reach the final of the Western and Southern Open here. The Indian Express was down by a set and break in the second set but went...
  • Sharapova to face Jankovic in Cincinnati final August 23, 2011

    Mason, Ohio: Russia's Maria Sharapova will face Serbian Jelena Jankovic in the Cincinnati Open final after the pair enjoyed solid victories in their semi-finals on Saturday. Sharapova recovered from a poor start to beat fellow Russian and world number two Vera Zvonareva 2-6 6-3 6-3 to reach her fourth final...