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  • Seeds tumble at Wuhan Open but Maria Sharapova survives 9 hours 11 minutes ago

    Organisers of the WTA's inaugural Wuhan Open, still reeling from last week's retirement of the city's tennis trailblazer Li Na, suffered the loss of further headline acts on Monday with the early exit of seeded players. Fifth seed Agnieszka Radwanska was ousted in three sets by Caroline Garcia of France, while...
  • Caroline Garcia upsets Agnieszka Radwanska at Wuhan Open 10 hours 1 minutes ago

    Caroline Garcia followed up her first-round win over Venus Williams with a 3-6, 7-6 (4), 7-6 (7) upset win over fifth-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska on Monday at the inaugural Wuhan Open. The 20-year-old Frenchwoman went for broke, continuing to hit big ground strokes despite piling up unforced errors as she tried to...
  • Somdev Devvarman to face Andy Murray in Shenzen Open 2nd round 11 hours 53 minutes ago

    Shenzen: India's singles star Somdev Devvarman set up a second round clash with two-time Grand Slam winner Andy Murray after battling past Chinese wild card Xin Gao in the ATP Shenzen Open, on Monday. The Indian, who skipped Asian Games to salvage his season, fought past the Chinese 6-3 4-6 6-4...
  • David Goffin wins 2nd career title at Moselle Open Yesterday

    Metz: Eighth-seeded David Goffin of Belgium served 10 aces and saved all four break points he faced to claim his second career title with a 6-4, 6-3 win over Joao Sousa of Portugal in the Moselle Open final on Sunday. The 23-year-old Goffin is enjoying a strong finish to his season...
  • Venus Williams knocked out early in Wuhan Open Yesterday

    Wuhan: Caroline Garcia of France defeated Venus Williams in the first round of the Wuhan Open on Sunday while wild card Victoria Azarenka withdrew with an injured right foot and will miss the rest of the season. Garcia, ranked 30 places below No. 18 Williams, won 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (6) and...
  • Karolina Pliskova beats Varvara Lepchenko to win Korea Open Yesterday

    Second-seeded Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic defeated fifth-seeded Varvara Lepchenko of the United States, 6-3, 6-7 (5), 6-2 on Sunday to win the Korea Open. Pliskova stormed out to a 4-0 lead in the third set at Olympic Park Tennis Center and held on for the second WTA title of...
  • David Goffin, Joao Sousa reach Moselle Open final Yesterday

    Sixth-seeded Joao Sousa of Portugal rallied to win 7-6 (6), 6-2 against second-seeded Gael Monfils and reach the Moselle Open final, where he faces eighth-seeded David Goffin of Belgium. Goffin, who eliminated top-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the quarters, beat Jan-Lennard Struff of Germany 7-6 (4), 6-3 in the other semi-final on...
  • Ana Ivanovic beats Caroline Wozniacki to win Pan Pacific Open Yesterday

    Third-seeded Ana Ivanovic of Serbia beat second-seeded Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark 6-2, 7-6 (2) on Sunday to win the Pan Pacific Open. In a match that featured two former World No. 1s, Ivanovic broke Wozniacki three times in the first set at Ariake Coliseum and won the second-set tiebreaker with a...
  • Sania Mirza, Cara Black win women's doubles title at Pan Pacific Open 2 days ago

    Tokyo: Maintaining her rich vein of form in the current season, Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza and her Zimbabwean partner Cara Black on Saturday bagged the women's doubles title at the WTA Toray Pacific Open with a 6-2, 7-5 victory over Spain's Garbine Muguruza and Carla Suarez Navarro. With the win,...
  • Karolina Pliskova beats Maria Kirilenko to reach final in Korea 2 days ago

    Seoul: Second-seeded Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic rallied from a set down on Saturday to beat Russia's Maria Kirilenko 4-6, 7-6 (5), 6-3 and reach the final of the Korea Open. Pliskova hit 10 aces at Olympic Park Tennis Center to oust Kirilenko, who needed a wild card to enter...
  • Monica Niculescu beats Alize Cornet to win Guangzhou Open 2 days ago

    Romania's Monica Niculescu took advantage of a dozen double-faults by Alize Cornet to beat the Frenchwoman 6-4, 6-0 to win the Guangzhou Open on Saturday. The No. 60-ranked Niculescu captured the second WTA Tour title of her career, following her win in Florianopolis last year. The Romanian didn't drop a set all...
  • Caroline Wozniacki, Ana Ivanovic reach the final at Pan Pacific Open 2 days ago

    Second-seeded Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark beat Garbine Muguruza of Spain 6-4, 2-6, 6-2 on Saturday to reach the final of the Pan Pacific Open. The US Open finalist lost the first two games of the third set but took advantage of an increasingly erratic Muguruza and won when her opponent sent...
  • David Goffin beats Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in Moselle quarters 2 days ago

    Eighth-seeded David Goffin of Belgium rallied to beat top-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 1-6, 7-6 (5), 7-5 on Friday to reach the Moselle Open semi-finals. Goffin next plays Germany's Jan-Lennard Struff for the first time. Struff advanced after third-seeded Philipp Kohlschreiber retired when trailing 5-0 after just 20 minutes. Second-seeded Gael Monfils of France...
  • Gangnam, fireworks and a glittering opening ceremony kick off Asian Games 2014 in Incheon 3 days ago

    Incheon: The 17th Asian Games opened in a multi-coloured blaze of fireworks and carefully crafted K-Pop routines on Friday, as athletes from the world's most populous region came together in pursuit of gold and glory in South Korea. An array of Olympians and regional sports stars will compete over 15 days...
  • Wozniacki, Kerber reach Pan Pacific semifinals 3 days ago

    Tokyo: Second-seeded Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark reached the Pan Pacific Open semifinals by beating eighth-seeded Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain 6-3, 6-3 on Friday. Wozniacki was in control from the start, breaking her opponent three times in the opening set at Ariake Coliseum. "It was a little like playing chess," said Wozniacki,...
  • Varvara Lepchenko upsets Agnieszka Radwanska at Korea Open 3 days ago

    Fifth-seeded Varvara Lepchenko of the United States upset defending champion Agnieszka Radwanska 6-7 (4), 6-2, 6-2 in the Korea Open quarter-finals on Friday. Lepchenko converted three of four break points in the third set to oust the top seed. Lepchenko has beaten Radwanska twice this year, after losing five straight. Resurgent Maria...
  • As it happened: Asian Games 2014 Opening Ceremony 3 days ago

    The opening ceremony of the 17th Asian Games is expected to be a grand affair showcasing Korea's past and future by using digital technology. Entertainer Kim Seong-Ju and KBS emcee Yun Su-yeong are to host the Opening as well as the Closing Ceremony scheduled on October 4. Gangnam style performer Psy...
  • Gael Monfils, Philipp Kohlschreiber reach Moselle Open quarters 3 days ago

    Second-seeded Gael Monfils of France and third-seeded Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany advanced to the quarter-finals of the Moselle Open on Thursday. Monfils overcame a slow start before beating Michal Przysiezny of Poland 7-5, 6-1, and faces seventh-seeded Jerzy Janowicz of Poland after he comfortably beat veteran Jarkko Nieminen of Finland 6-4,...
  • Sania Mirza, Cara Black reach semis of Tokyo Open 3 days ago

    Tokyo: Defending champions, Sania Mirza and Cara Black knocked out Martina Hingis and Belinda Bencic in straight sets to reach the semi-finals of the WTA Toray Pan Pacific Open. Sania and Cara needed 62 minutes to dispatch the Swiss pair 6-4, 6-2 in the quarter-finals of the USD 1,000,000 hard court...
  • Asian Games Opening Ceremony: a showcase to Korea's past and future 3 days ago

    Incheon: The opening ceremony of the 17th Asian Games here on Friday is expected to be a grand affair showcasing Korea's past and future by using digital technology. "We will display Korea's past and future by combining the characters and identities of Korea with its digital technology," said South Korean film...
  • Indian national flag hoisted at Asian Games Village 4 days ago

    Incheon: The Indian tri-colour was on Thursday hoisted at the Asian Games Village in the presence of the Chef-de-Mission Adille Sumariwala, a day before the opening ceremony of the sporting extravaganza at the main stadium is scheduled to take place. Former sprinter Sumariwala, IOA vice-president Tarlochan Singh and more than 50...
  • Surviving seed Cornet into Guangzhou Open quarters 4 days ago

    Sole surviving seed Alize Cornet of France beat 2009 champion Shahar Peer of Israel 3-6, 7-5, 6-1 in the second round of the Guangzhou Open on Wednesday. No. 2 Cornet overcame nine double faults and seven service breaks. The only seed to reach the second round, she next meets Taiwanese wild...
  • Jo-Wilfried Tsonga makes confident start in Metz 4 days ago

    Top-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga served 10 aces and saved all five break points to defeat Gilles Muller of Luxembourg 7-6 (7), 6-4 at the Moselle Open on Wednesday. Tsonga, who won the title in Metz in 2011 and 2012, was runner-up to fellow Frenchman Gilles Simon last year. He will face eighth-seeded...
  • Joao Sousa, Jarkko Nieminen advance at Moselle Open 5 days ago

    Metz: Joao Sousa saved all four break points to beat Ivan Dodig 6-2, 6-2 in the first round of the Moselle Open on Wednesday. The sixth-seeded Sousa will next play Igor Sijsling at the indoor tournament. Finnish veteran Jarkko Nieminen set up a meeting with former Wimbledon semifinalist Jerzy Janowicz after beating...
  • Angelique Kerber reaches quarter-finals at Pan Pacific Open 5 days ago

    Tokyo: Ana Ivanovic stalled Victoria Azarenka's comeback from a foot injury with a 6-3, 6-4 win to make the Pan Pacific Open quarter-finals on Wednesday. In the match between the former major champions and No. 1s, Azarenka committed seven of her nine double faults in the first set and her serve...
  • Radwanska, Pliskova reach Korea Open quarters 5 days ago

    Seoul: Top-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland won 6-0, 6-0 for the fourth time in a WTA main draw on Wednesday. Chanelle Scheepers of South Africa was the latest to be "double-bageled" by Radwanska, in the second round of the Korea Open. Defending champion Radwanska lined up fifth-seeded Varvara Lepchenko of the...
  • Andreas Seppi retires at Moselle Open 6 days ago

    Metz: Igor Sijsling advanced to the second round of the Open de Moselle on Tuesday after Andreas Seppi retired with a lower back pain. Sijsling, ranked 74th in the world, was leading 6-0, 4-1 when his Italian opponent called it quits after just 39 minutes on court. In a match pitting together...
  • Dominika Cibulkova makes swift progress at Pan Pacific Open 6 days ago

    Tokyo: Sixth-seeded Dominika Cibulkova beat Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium 6-1, 6-3 to advance to the second round of the Pan Pacific Open on Tuesday. Cibulkova held all eight of her service games while fighting off four break points at Ariake Coliseum and will next play Coco Vandeweghe of the United States...
  • Top-seeded Radwanska beats Hercog at Korea Open 6 days ago

    Seoul: Top-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland beat Slovakia's Polona Hercog 6-3, 6-3 to reach the second round of the Korea Open on Tuesday. Defending champion Radwanska converted five of eight break points to defeat Hercog at Olympic Park Tennis Center in 1 hour and 15 minutes and set up a second-round...
  • Lin upsets Vinci in first round of Guangzhou Open 6 days ago

    Guangzhou: Lin Zhu of China advanced to the second round of the Guangzhou Open by beating sixth-seeded Roberta Vinci of Italy 6-3, 7-6 (7) Monday. Shahar Peer of Israel, the 2009 champion, also advanced. She defeated Pauline Parmentier of France 7-6 (8), 6-3 and will meet second-seeded Alize Cornet of France....