FINALS

  • Andy Murray in Tour Finals, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer win Yesterday

    Andy Murray's recent resurgence continued when the Briton qualified for the ATP World Tour Finals by reaching the Paris Masters quarter-finals with a 6-3 6-3 win against Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov on Thursday. After dropping outside the world top 10 following his US Open quarter-final exit, Murray began a late push for...
  • Lokesh Rahul's ton gives South Zone lead over Central Zone in Duleep Trophy final Yesterday

    Karnataka batsman Lokesh Rahul gave the selectors some food for thought before the upcoming Australia tour after the opener struck a classy century to give South Zone a vital first innings lead against Central Zone on Day 2 of the Duleep Trophy final on Thursday. Responding to Central's first innings score...
  • Watch: Table Tennis world champion's celebration costs him $45K 3 days ago

    Beijing: China's world and Olympic table tennis champion Zhang Jike may face further action after being stripped of USD 45,000 in prize money for damaging advertising hoardings during over enthusiastic victory celebrations at a tournament in Germany. Reigning singles world champion Jike kicked an advertising hoarding next to the court, breaking...
  • Duleep Trophy Final: Talented Central zone take on South 3 days ago

    New Delhi: A talented Central Zone team led by Piyush Chawla is aiming to come out firing all cylinders when it squares off with an equally combative South Zone side in the final of the Duleep Trophy, starting here on Wednesday. While South Zone crushed East by an innings and 118...
  • After an amazing 2014, Sania Mirza targets number one spot 3 days ago

    Hyderabad: Having ended a successful year with victory in the WTA Tour Finals, Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza has set her sights on becoming the doubles world number one next season. "That's pretty amazing. People expect that much of me and wish so much for me. Like I said, I am...
  • I want to become world no. 1 in doubles: Sania Mirza 4 days ago

    "In 2010, I thought I was going to retire. And here I am in 2014, playing the best tennis of my life. Hopefully, I can get to my goal of becoming No. 1 next year," Sania said. ...
  • Modi congratulates Sania for WTA Finals triumph 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Congratulated tennis ace Sania Mirza for winning the season-ending WTA Finals women's doubles title, calling it a "proud accomplishment". "Congratulations to @MirzaSania for the victory in WTA finals. This is yet another proud accomplishment!" Modi tweeted. Sania was quick to thank...
  • Serena Williams beats Simona Halep to win WTA Finals title 5 days ago

    The lead-up to Sunday's championship match at the WTA Finals suggested Serena Williams would face a major challenge to beat Simona Halep, but then, the No. 1-ranked player has made a career out of performing at her best when it matters most. She did it again in Singapore, dispatching Halep 6-3,...
  • Sania Mirza-Cara Black win doubles title at WTA Finals 5 days ago

    The India-Zimbabwe tennis pairing of Sania Mirza and Cara Black clinched the prestigious season-ending WTA Finals title on Sunday. The third seeds, playing their last tournament together, took exactly an hour to thrash second seeds Hsieh Su-wei (Chinese Taipei) and Peng Shuai (China) 6-1, 6-0 in the women's double final, being...
  • Sania Mirza-Cara Black record nervy win, enter WTA year-end finals 6 days ago

    Singapore: Sania Mirza and Cara Black showed nerves of steel as they saved three match points in the Super Tie Break against Kveta Peschke and Katarina Srebotnik to cruise into the summit clash of the WTA year-end finals on Saturday. The third-seeded Indo-Zimbabwean pair was trailing 6-9 but showed amazing resilience...
  • Halep thumps Radwanska to set up rematch with Serena at WTA Finals 6 days ago

    Simona Halep crushed Agnieszka Radwanska 6-2, 6-2 on Saturday to join Serena Williams in the championship decider at the WTA Finals. The pint-sized Romanian rebounded from her loss to Ana Ivanovic in the last group match on Friday to dominate Radwanska at Singapore's National Indoor Stadium. Halep broke Radwanska's serve five times...
  • Serena Williams beats Caroline Wozniacki in three-set thriller to reach WTA final 6 days ago

    Serena Williams regained her composure after smashing her racquet and being on the brink of defeat to beat Caroline Wozniacki 2-6, 6-3, 7-6 (6) on Saturday and reach the title match at the WTA Finals. The best of friends off the court, the pair slugged it out like two prizefighters for...
  • Ivanovic bows out despite beating Halep at WTA Finals 1 week ago

    Serbia's Ana Ivanovic just missed out on a place in the semi-finals of the season-ending WTA Finals despite beating Simona Halep in the final group match on Friday. Under the rules of the round-robin competition, Ivanovic needed to win in straight sets to leapfrog Serena Williams in the group standings and...
  • Caroline Wozniacki never lacked self-belief against the best 1 week ago

    Singapore: Caroline Wozniacki arrived in Singapore as the eighth and bottom seed for the WTA Finals, but the Dane never doubted her ability to compete against the very best and goes into Saturday's semi-finals with a spotless record after round robin play. Wozniacki opened her tournament with a three-set win over...
  • Maria Sharapova grinds out first win but still exits WTA Finals 1 week ago

    Maria Sharapova recovered from a second-set meltdown to record her first victory at this year's WTA Finals with a 7-5, 6-7(4), 6-2 triumph over Poland's Agnieszka Radwanksa on Friday but the Russian still bowed out of the elite eight-woman tournament. After losing her opening two Red Group round robin matches, Sharapova...
  • Serena Williams guaranteed year-end number one ranking 1 week ago

    Serena Williams clinched the year-end world number one ranking for the fourth time without hitting a ball on Friday after Maria Sharapova, the only woman with any chance of overtaking her, was eliminated from the WTA Finals. Needing to win in straight sets to stand any chance of advancing to the...
  • Serena Williams beats Eugenie Bouchard at WTA Finals October 24, 2014

    Serena Williams rebounded from the worst beating of her professional career to rout Eugenie Bouchard 6-1, 6-1 at the WTA Finals on Thursday, yet her title defence remain in the balance. Williams was humbled by Simona Halep the previous day, when the 18-time Grand Slam champion won only two games. She turned...
  • Sania Mirza-Cara Black enter semis at year-end WTA Finals October 24, 2014

    Singapore: Making their first appearance in the WTA Finals, Sania Mirza and Cara Black started their campaign on the right foot by serving past Raquel Kops-Jones and Abigail Spears to book their semi-finals berth on Thursday. The Indo-Zimbabwe pair, playing their last tournament together, were made to work hard by the...
  • Petra Kvitova wins to end Sharapova's shot at No. 1 October 23, 2014

    Singapore: Petra Kvitova beat Maria Sharapova 6-3, 6-2 at the WTA Finals on Thursday and ended the Russian player's hopes of claiming the year-end No. 1 ranking. Sharapova needed a win to have any chance of overhauling Serena Williams for the top ranking, and started brightly by winning the opening two...
  • Caroline Wozniacki beats Agnieszka Radwanska at WTA Finals October 23, 2014

    Caroline Wozniacki moved closer to a place in the semi-finals at the WTA Finals by beating Agnieszka Radwanska 7-5, 6-3 on Thursday. Wozniacki, with two wins from two matches in Singapore, will be assured of a semifinal berth if Maria Sharapova beats Petra Kvitova in the later White Group match. The match...
  • Ana Ivanovic downs Eugenie Bouchard for first Singapore win October 22, 2014

    Singapore: Ana Ivanovic recovered from her opening loss to race to a 6-1 6-3 victory over an out-of-sorts Eugenie Bouchard on Wednesday, putting the world number seven back into the mix for a WTA Finals last-four berth. The Serb was edged by world number one Serena Williams in her first appearance...
  • Serena Williams thrashed by Simona Halep at WTA Finals October 22, 2014

    World number one Serena Williams suffered one of the heaviest defeats of her long and illustrious career as she was humbled 6-0, 6-2 by Romanian Simona Halep at the WTA Finals on Wednesday. The 18-times grand slam winner won only nine points in the opening set as her game deserted her...
  • Caroline Wozniacki beats Maria Sharapova at WTA Finals October 21, 2014

    Caroline Wozniacki credited her training for next month's New York Marathon as a key factor in her victory over Maria Sharapova in a grueling three-set match in the WTA Finals on Tuesday. Wozniacki won 7-6 (4), 6-7 (5), 6-2 to beat Sharapova for the second-straight time, having also won in the...
  • Serena Williams beats Ana Ivanovic in WTA Finals opener October 21, 2014

    Singapore: A new venue, an injury-hit preparation and insults from a top sports official - none of it could stop Serena Williams' winning streak at the WTA Finals. The three-time defending champion made it 16-straight wins at the season-ending championships by beating Ana Ivanovic 6-4, 6-4 in Monday's tournament opener, shaking...
  • Andy Murray beats Ferrer in Vienna to win 30th title October 20, 2014

    Vienna: Andy Murray continued his recent resurgence by winning his second title in three weeks at the Erste Bank Open on Sunday and boosting his chances of making the cut for the ATP finals. The 11th-ranked Murray rallied to defeat David Ferrer 5-7, 6-2, 7-5 in a dramatic finish. The Scot...
  • Stosur downs Diyas to take another Osaka title October 12, 2014

    Tokyo: Australia's Samantha Stosur continued her love affair with the Osaka hardcourts by claiming a third Japan Open title after edging Zarina Diyas of Kazakhstan in Sunday's final. The top seed prevailed 7-6(7) 6-3 over her 20-year-old opponent, who was competing in her first WTA final. The 2011 US Open winner...
  • CLT20: Narine's action reported again, suspended from bowling October 2, 2014

    Hyderabad: Kolkata Knight Riders and West Indies offspinner Sunil Narine was on Thursday reported for the second time for a suspect illegal bowling action and he will not be eligible to bowl in the CLT20 final on Saturday, the organisers of the tournament said. "Kolkata Knight Riders player Sunil Narine will...
  • India vs Pakistan: Much more than Asian Games hockey gold October 2, 2014

    I can't wait. I have had so many calls from hockey players around the world just wanting to see this game. Traditionally whenever we as players and coaches attended hockey tournaments, this was the game we all wanted to see. India vs Pakistan is the real magic of hockey. There...
  • Sania-Cara qualify for Year-End World finals in Singapore September 23, 2014

    Singapore: The Indo-Zimbawbwean combination of Sania Mirza and Cara Black became the fourth pair to qualify for the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore, next month. It would be Mirza's maiden appearance at the event, the WTA announced in a press release. Black would be making her 11th appearance in the competition...
  • Viswanathan Anand beats Vallejo Pons to stay ahead in Bilbao Masters September 16, 2014

    Bilbao: Fivetime world champion Viswanathan Anand cashed in on his chances to put it across Francisco Vallejo Pons of Spain in the second round of Bilbao Final Masters. Anand displayed his technical prowess and had Vallejo offtrack with some brilliant ideas in the game and even though it would go down...