Cincinnati

  • King of Clay Nadal looks to extend reign to hardcourts 19-08-2013 09:59 AM

    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...
  • Azarenka beats Williams for Cincinnati title 19-08-2013 09:47 AM

    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...
  • Bopanna-Edouard lose Cincinnati semis 18-08-2013 05:36 PM

    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....
  • Serena Williams storms into last four in Cincinnati 17-08-2013 08:54 AM

    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...
  • Nadal beats Federer in Cincinnati; Djokovic, Murray fall in quarters 17-08-2013 07:13 AM

    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 16-08-2013 04:23 PM

    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...
  • Nadal, Federer, Djokovic, Murray in Cincinnati quarters 16-08-2013 09:37 AM

    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 15-08-2013 09:09 AM

    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...
  • David Ferrer battles past Ryan Harrison in Cincinnati 14-08-2013 11:29 AM

    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...
  • Roger Federer opens hard court season with win 14-08-2013 11:10 AM

    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...
  • Stephens makes giant kill in Cincinnati, ousts Sharapova 14-08-2013 09:23 AM

    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...
  • Big names begin final US Open tune-up in Cincinnati 13-08-2013 11:47 AM

    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 12-08-2013 10:34 AM

    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...
  • Lea-Hesh win Cincinnati Masters after 10 years 22-08-2011 12:11 PM

    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...
  • Sharapova sinks Jankovic in Cincinnati final 22-08-2011 11:30 AM

    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...
  • Murray wins Cincinnati Open as Djokovic retires 22-08-2011 10:09 AM

    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...
  • Lee-Hesh advance to Cincinnati Open final 21-08-2011 05:34 PM

    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...
  • Sharapova to face Jankovic in Cincinnati final 21-08-2011 10:36 AM

    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...
  • Murray to meet Djokovic in Cincinnati final 21-08-2011 09:20 AM

    Mason, Ohio: Andy Murray survived enough break points to beat Mardy Fish and set up a final against Novak Djokovic at the Western & Southern Open on Saturday. The Scot overcame a pair of break points late in the second set, then another in the tiebreaker, beating Fish 6-3, 7-6...
  • Task cut out for Nadal, Federer at US Open 20-08-2011 08:29 PM

    Ohio: The once dominant top two in men's tennis, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, head into the US Open with much more than the formidable year of world number one Novak Djokovic to concern them. Both Federer and Nadal exited the Cincinnati Open at the quarter-final stage on Friday after...
  • Sharapova moves into Cincinnati semis 20-08-2011 09:27 AM

    Mason, Ohio: Maria Sharapova marched into the semi-finals of the Cincinnati Open after crushing Australian Samantha Stosur 6-3 6-2 on Friday to set up a last four meeting with fellow Russian Vera Zvonareva. Germany's Andrea Petkovic will face Serbian Jelena Jankovic in the other semi-final - China's Peng Shuai withdrew...
  • Nadal, Federer upset in Cincinnati quarters 20-08-2011 09:15 AM

    Mason, Ohio: Rafa Nadal and Roger Federer, numbers two and three in the world, suffered surprise defeats to inspired opponents in an entertaining quarter-finals day at the Cincinnati Open on Friday. To the delight of a packed home crowd, American hard court specialist Mardy Fish beat Nadal for the first...
  • Nadal, Djokovic reach QFs in Cincinnati 19-08-2011 09:26 AM

    Ohio: Rafael Nadal held off fellow Spaniard Fernando Verdasco 7-6 (5), 6-7 (4), 7-6 (9) after 3 hours, 38 minutes to reach the Western & Southern Open quarterfinals on Thursday. "The truth is that I am very happy. Very content with the victory. It was a tough match for both...
  • Li, Kvitova crash out of Cincinnati Open 19-08-2011 09:09 AM

    Ohio: The Cincinnati Open claimed two more high-profile victims on Thursday with grand slam champions Li Na and Petra Kvitova crashing out, while Russian pair Maria Sharapova and Vera Zvonareva crunched their opponents en route to the quarter-finals. A day after world number one Caroline Wozniacki, star attraction Serena Williams...
  • Serena pulls out, Wozniacki upset in Cincinnati 18-08-2011 11:27 AM

    Ohio: A big puff of pizzazz seeped out of the Cincinnati Open on Wednesday as its top seed Caroline Wozniacki slipped out and star attraction Serena Williams quit the tournament, along with third seed Victoria Azarenka. Fans and organisers were left deflated with 13-times grand slam winner Williams and third...
  • Nadal, Djokovic reach R3 in Cincinnati 18-08-2011 11:08 AM

    Ohio: France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga suffered a surprise defeat to qualifier Alex Bogomolov while Spain's Rafael Nadal and world number one Novak Djokovic passed their second-round tests at the Cincinnati Open on Wednesday. France's Tsonga, a semi-finalist at Wimbledon, fell to the 28-year-old Florida-based, Moscow-born Bogomolov 6-3, 6-4. Bogomolov, who is...
  • Lee-Hesh in 2nd round of Cincinnati Masters 16-08-2011 05:27 PM

    Cincinnati: Seeded third in the tournament, India's Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi have advanced to the second round of the ATP Western and Southern Open here after getting a bye in the opening round. The India duo will take on the winner of the match between Serbs Janko Tipsarevic and...
  • Sania fails to make Cincinnati main draw 15-08-2011 11:23 AM

    New York: India's Sania Mirza failed to make the main draw of the $2,050,000 Western and Southern tennis tournament at Cincinnati for the second successive year when she lost the second and final round of the qualifiers against American Alexa Glatch in straight sets. Sania, a semifinalist here four years...
  • Bhupathi, Mirnyi end runners-up at Cincinnati 23-08-2010 12:06 PM

    Mason: Mashesh Bhupathi and Max Mirnyi suffered their third defeat in an ATP Masters series final this season, losing the summit clash of the Cincinnati event 3-6 4-6 to second seeds Mike and Bob Bryan here. The defeat means that Bhupathi and Belarusian Mirnyi will have to wait for their...