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  • Top-seeded Pliskova reaches 2nd round of Prague Open 2 hours 13 minutes ago

    Prague: Top-seeded Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic overcame a slow start, cold and rain to defeat Annika Beck of Germany in the first round of the Prague Open on Tuesday. The 14th-ranked Pliskova came back to defeat her 80th-ranked opponent 2-6, 6-1, 6-3 for her fourth victory over the German...
  • Robin Haase beats Ricardas Berankis to reach 2nd round of Estoril Open 15 hours 4 minutes ago

    Estoril, Portugal: Robin Haase of the Netherlands beat Ricardas Berankis of Lithuania 6-3, 6-7 (6), 6-4 on Monday in the first round of the Estoril Open. Haase will next face top-seeded Feliciano Lopez of Spain, who has a bye into the second round at the clay-court tournament. Unseeded Borna Coric of Croatia...
  • Thomaz Bellucci beats Mikhail Youzhny in 1st round of Istanbul Open Yesterday

    Istanbul: Thomaz Bellucci defeated seventh-seeded Mikhail Youzhny 7-6 (5), 6-3 Monday in the opening round of the inaugural Istanbul Open. Bellucci served six aces to eliminate Youzhny. Andrey Golubev swept past wild card Nikoloz Basilashvili 6-1, 6-3 in the other main-draw match. Roger Federer is the top-seeded player in the event, one of...
  • Svetlana Kuznetsova upset by Shuai Zhang in 1st round of Prague Open Yesterday

    Prague: Two-time Grand Slam champion Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia was eliminated in the first round of the Prague on Monday on a day of upsets. The fourth-seeded Kuznetsova was lost 6-4, 6-3 to Shuai Zhang, the Chinese player's first win over the Russian in five meetings. Another unseeded player, Katerina Siniakova of...
  • Estrella Burgos eliminates Viktor Troicki at BMW Open Yesterday

    Victor Estrella Burgos advanced to the second round of the BMW Open by beating Viktor Troicki 7-6 (4), 6-4 Monday. In the other main-draw match, wild-card entry Alexander Zverev rallied to beat Benjamin Becker 4-6, 6-1, 6-2, hitting 11 aces. Andy Murray is the top-seeded player in the clay-court event, and has...
  • Roger Federer still fears 'difficult to beat' Rafael Nadal at French Open Yesterday

    Istanbul: Switzerland's 17-times Grand Slam winner Roger Federer said on Monday that he still believed Rafael Nadal was the favourite to win the French Open next month despite the Spanish star's troubled start to the clay court season. Federer, who took his sole French Open title in 2009, this week is...
  • Nepal: Residents take shelter in open spaces as aftershocks spread fear Yesterday

    As the death toll in Nepal's devastating earthquake mounted, people slept in the open either because their homes were flattened or they were terrified that the aftershocks would bring them crashing down. ...
  • Kei Nishikori beats Pablo Andujar to defend Barcelona Open title 2 days ago

    Spain: Top-seeded Kei Nishikori successfully defended his title at the Barcelona Open by beating Spaniard Pablo Andujar 6-4, 6-4 in Sunday's final. The fifth-ranked Japanese fought back from early breaks in both sets to claim his second clay-court title in as many years at the Real Club de Tenis. Nishikori finished off...
  • Shiv Kapur finishes tied 31st in Shanghai, China's Wu Ashun wins title 2 days ago

    Shanghai: Shiv Kapur ended with a modest one-under 71 to finish tied 31st at Volvo China Open on Sunday even as Wu Ashun became the first Chinese to win a European Tour event on home soil when he held off a spirited challenge from England's David Howell. Kapur, who started the...
  • Wu Ashun wins Volvo China Open for 1st European Tour title 2 days ago

    Shanghai: Wu Ashun became the first Chinese player to win a European Tour title on home soil when he beat David Howell by one stroke to capture the Volvo China Open on Sunday. The 29-year-old Wu, who plays primarily on the Japan Tour, was the steadiest player during the final round,...
  • Shiv Kapur drops to tied 47th in Volvo China Open 3 days ago

    Shanghai: Shiv Kapur, hit by a triple bogey and three other bogeys, dropped to tied 47th after carding a three-over 75 and in round three of the Volvo China Open on Saturday. Kapur, who was seventh after the first day, is now one-over 217 after a round that had three birdies,...
  • Kei Nishikori beats Martin Klizan to return to Barcelona Open final 3 days ago

    Spain: Defending champion Kei Nishikori is back in the final of the Barcelona Open after beating Martin Klizan of Slovakia 6-1, 6-2 on Saturday. The top-seeded Japanese will face either third-seeded David Ferrer or Pablo Andujar in Sunday's final. Klizan had won their only previous match at last year's French Open, but...
  • Holder Alexander Levy in four-way tie for China Open lead 3 days ago

    Shanghai: Defending champion Alexander Levy failed to capitalise on a super start to his third round and was forced to settle for a four-way share of the lead at the European Tour's China Open on Saturday. The Frenchman began the day as joint leader with compatriot Julien Quesne but burst out...
  • Nishikori, Ferrer advance to Barcelona Open semi-finals 3 days ago

    Barcelona: Defending champion Kei Nishikori made his way into the Barcelona Open semifinals by holding off Roberto Bautista Agut 6-2, 3-6, 6-1 on Friday. Third-seeded David Ferrer also advanced by beating Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-3, 7-6 (5) as he stayed on course for a fifth final appearance at the tournament. After the...
  • Shiv Kapur lets slip steady run with two closing bogeys in Volvo China Open 4 days ago

    Shanghai: Indian golfer Shiv Kapur was left ruing his back-to-back bogeys in the final holes on back nine as he fall behind to tied 15th at the midway stage of the Volvo China Open on Friday. Kapur, who was going steady at two-under through 16 holes and was inside Top-10, finished...
  • Kei Nishikori beats Roberto Bautista Agut in 3 sets at Barcelona Open 4 days ago

    Defending champion Kei Nishikori made his way into the semifinals of the Barcelona Open by holding off Roberto Bautista Agut 6-2, 3-6, 6-1 on Friday. After the top-seeded Nishikori won the first set easily, Bautista Agut rebounded in the second and got his first break. He then saved three break points...
  • Bopanna-Mergea ousted from Bucharest quarters 4 days ago

    Bucharest: Indo-Romanian tennis pair of Rohan Bopanna and Florin Mergea were ousted from the men's doubles quarter-finals of the Romanian Open at the Arenele BNR. Second seeds Bopanna and Mergea went down 4-6, 6-7(6) to local wildcard pair Marius Copil and Adrian Ungur on Thursday. The winners proceeded to the semi-finals...
  • Julien Quesne takes 1-stroke lead at Volvo China Open 4 days ago

    Shanghai: Julien Quesne shot a 5-under 67 Friday to take a one-stroke lead over defending champion Alexander Levy and Peter Uihlein after the second round at the Volvo China Open. The Frenchman, a two-time winner on the European Tour, had six birdies and one bogey for an 8-under 136 overall score. "We...
  • Rafael Nadal loses to Fognini in straight sets at Barcelona Open 5 days ago

    Barcelona: Rafael Nadal's clay-court woes mounted on Thursday at the Barcelona Open with another loss. The eight-time champion lost to Fabio Fognini 6-4, 7-6 (6) in the third round, a year after his 41-match winning streak ended in the quarterfinals. After losing the first set, Nadal appeared to have rebounded and...
  • Three golfers tied for lead after first round at Volvo China Open 5 days ago

    Shanghai: Most golfers at the Volvo China Open had trouble keeping their approach shots from flying off the firm greens at Tomson Golf Course on Thursday. For a trio of European Tour veterans playing some of their best golf at the moment, the difficult conditions didn't pose too much of a...
  • Kei Nishikori beats Santiago Giraldo to reach Barcelona Open quarter-final 5 days ago

    Barcelona: Defending champion Kei Nishikori eased past Santiago Giraldo of Colombia 6-2, 6-1 on Thursday to reach the quarter-finals of the Barcelona Open. Nishikori beat Giraldo last year in straight sets at the Real Club de Tenis Barcelona to win his first clay-court title, and the top-seeded Japanese had little trouble...
  • Leander Paes-Daniel Nestor crash out of Barcelona Open 5 days ago

    Barcelona: Leander Paes and his doubles partner Daniel Nestor crashed out of the Barcelona Open tennis tournament on Wednesday. The Indian-Canadian third seeded pair lost 5-7, 2-6 to Spaniards Tommy Robredo and David Marrero in a round of 16 match. ...
  • Rafael Nadal beats Nicolas Almagro, Marin Cilic loses in Barcelona Open 2nd round 6 days ago

    Spain: Rafael Nadal avenged last year's loss to Nicolas Almagro by beating his fellow Spaniard 6-3, 6-1 at the Barcelona Open on Wednesday, while U.S. Open champion Marin Cilic slumped to a second-round exit. The second-seeded Nadal, who lost last week to Novak Djokovic in the Monte Carlo semifinals, rebounded with...
  • Marin Cilic loses in straight sets to Victor Estrella at Barcelona Open 6 days ago

    Spain: U.S. Open champion Marin Cilic was eliminated in the second round of the Barcelona Open on Wednesday, losing to Victor Estrella of the Dominican Republic 6-4, 6-4. The 34-year-old Estrella broke Cilic four times on the red clay and finished off the ninth-ranked Croat by holding serve to love in...
  • Top-seeded Kei Nishikori eases past Teymuraz Gabashvili in Barcelona 1 week ago

    Top-seeded Kei Nishikori began the defense of his Barcelona Open title with a 6-3, 6-4 victory over Teymuraz Gabashvili of Russia on Tuesday. Nicolas Almagro also advanced to the second round, where he will face eight-time winner Rafael Nadal, after opponent Paolo Lorenzi retired 10 minutes into the match with Almagro...
  • I am used to threat posed by Novak Djokovic, says Rafael Nadal April 20, 2015

    Barcelona: A red hot Novak Djokovic is being tipped to end Rafa Nadal's stranglehold at Roland Garros in June but the Spaniard dismissed the threat as being no different to those he has faced before. The Serbian world number one has been an unstoppable force in recent weeks, winning 17 matches...
  • Tennis: Teliana Pereira wins Claro Open Colsanitas April 20, 2015

    Bogota, Colombia: Brazil's Teliana Pereira won the Claro Open Colsanitas on Sunday to become the WTA Tour's first Brazilian winner in 27 years, beating fifth-seeded Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan 7-6 (2), 6-1. The 26-year-old Pereira is the first Brazilian woman to win on tour since Neige Dias in Barcelona in April...
  • Rafael Nadal to play new Stuttgart grass event April 16, 2015

    Berlin: World number five Rafael Nadal will begin his grasscourt campaign at the Mercedes Cup in Stuttgart after the event switched surfaces to green turf for the first time this year. The June 6-14 tournament replaces the former red clay event that ran until 2014 and will be staged the week...
  • Indian golfers Jyoti Randhawa, Arjun Atwal to play at Mauritius Open April 16, 2015

    Mauritius: Indian golfers Jyoti Randhawa and Arjun Atwal will lead the charge at the inaugural Mauritius Open which tees off at the Heritage Golf Club in Mauritius on May 7. to 10. Big-hitting Thai star Kiradech Aphibarnrat will also take part in the four-day tournament along with four other former Asian...
  • Sayantan Das best Indian in Dubai International Open chess April 15, 2015

    Dubai: International Master Sayantan Das finished on a high defeating Daniele Vocaturo of Italy in the ninth and final round and earned the distinction of being the best placed Indian in the Dubai International Open chess tournament. Despite his heroic performance that found him in the main prize list, Das, could...