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  • Two-time champ Thomaz Bellucci wins 1st match at Swiss Open 10 hours 14 minutes ago

    Switzerland: Two-time champion Thomaz Bellucci won his first-round match at the Swiss Open on Tuesday, beating Gerald Melzer of Austria 6-3, 6-4. The 93rd-ranked Brazilian, who next plays fifth-seeded Federico Delbonis of Argentina, won two of his three career titles on clay in the Swiss mountains, in 2009 and 2012. Last year's...
  • Carreno Busta, Coric reach second round in Umag 20 hours 52 minutes ago

    Pablo Carreno Busta saved two match points to defeat Italy's Paolo Lorenzi 4-6, 6-1, 7-5 and reach the second round of the Croatia Open on Monday. Lorenzi won the first set and got an early break in the second, but the 57th-ranked Carreno Busta then won six straight games to level....
  • Querrey edges doubles partner Johnson in Atlanta opener 21 hours 25 minutes ago

    Sam Querrey put aside his partnership with doubles team-mate Steve Johnson to start his Atlanta Open with a 7-6, 7-5 win on Monday. The two Americans will play doubles at the tournament and drew each other in singles for the first time in their careers. The big-serving Querrey struck 20 aces...
  • Viktor Troicki wins match at Swiss Open after 1-year ban Yesterday

    Gstaad: Viktor Troicki returned from a one-year ban for a doping rules violation with victory in the Swiss Open first round on Monday. Now ranked No. 847, the 28-year-old Serbian beat No. 8-seeded Dominic Thiem of Austria 7-6 (4), 6-4. Troicki was ranked No. 53 last July when the International Tennis Federation...
  • Barthel beats Scheepers at Swedish Open final Yesterday

    Germany's Mona Barthel beat Chanelle Scheepers of South Africa 6-3, 7-6 (3) in the final to win the Swedish Open on Sunday. It was the third WTA career title for the 24-year-old Barthel, who is currently ranked 61st. Barthel had also won their last meeting in Hobart, Australia, in January 2013. "I...
  • It's simple really says McIlroy, just process and spot Yesterday

    For Rory McIlroy the secret of his stunning victory at the Open on Sunday came down to two rather unremarkable words: process and spot. That was the mantra he repeated in his brain throughout four majestic rounds of golf at the Royal Liverpool course. "Very simple," he disclosed when asked what were...
  • Rory McIlroy wins British Open for 3rd major 2 days ago

    Hoylake: Rory McIlroy had to work a little harder and sweat a little more. No matter. Just like his other two majors, this British Open was never really in doubt. With two key birdies around the turn, and a powerful tee shot at just the right moment, McIlroy completed a wire-to-wire...
  • Leonardo Mayer upsets David Ferrer in Hamburg for 1st title 2 days ago

    Hamburg: Leonardo Mayer upset top-seeded David Ferrer of Spain 6-7 (3), 6-1, 7-6 (4) on Sunday in the Hamburg Open final for the Argentine's first ATP title. The 46th-ranked Mayer saved five of the eight break points he faced and converted five of his seven chances to beat the seventh-ranked Spaniard...
  • Leonardo Mayer to play David Ferrer in Hamburg final 2 days ago

    Leonardo Mayer of Argentina will play top-seeded David Ferrer in the Hamburg Open final after they won straight-sets semi-finals over local hopes on Saturday. The 46th-ranked Mayer converted four of his seven break chances to upset the seventh-seeded Philipp Kohlschreiber 7-5, 6-4, and Ferrer eased past 17-year-old Alexander Zverev 6-0, 6-1. The...
  • Rory McIlroy storms six clear as The Open victory looms 3 days ago

    Open leader Rory McIlroy left the door invitingly ajar for a charging pack led by Rickie Fowler and Sergio Garcia before slamming it shut with a dazzling finish to his third round at soggy Hoylake on Saturday. The Northern Irishman began the day four shots clear of Dustin Johnson, was caught...
  • Mona Barthel to play Chanelle Scheepers in Swedish Open final 3 days ago

    Bastad: Mona Barthel of Germany will face Chanelle Scheepers of South Africa in the Swedish Open final. Barthel defeated Silvia Soler-Espinosa of Spain 6-2, 4-6, 7-5, after Scheepers beat Jana Cepelova of Slovakia 7-5, 6-2 in the first semi-final on Saturday. Barthel will be playing for her third WTA career title, while...
  • Rory McIlroy builds a 4-shot lead at British Open 3 days ago

    Rory McIlroy only saw birdies at Royal Liverpool, mostly on his scorecard, and even one pheasant that trotted across the eighth green as he was lining up a putt. That was but a minor interruption in his command performance on Friday in the British Open. Once he made a birdie, and...
  • Sick Anirban Lahiri bows out of The Open 3 days ago

    Hoylake: An ailing Anirban Lahiri of India bowed out of The Open Championship golf with a second straight three-over-par 75 on Friday. The current Asian Tour Order of Merit leader contemplated pulling out before the start of his second round at Royal Liverpool after struggling to shake off the effects of...
  • 17-year-old Alexander Zverev reaches Hamburg semi-finals 4 days ago

    Germany: The 17-year-old Alexander Zverev reached the semifinals of his hometown tournament by defeating Tobias Kamke 0-6, 7-5, 6-3 in the Hamburg Open on Friday. Zverev earned just six points in the opening set, but he saved seven of 11 break points and converted four chances to beat his fellow Hamburg...
  • Nicolas Almagro of Spain withdraws from US Open 4 days ago

    New York: Nicolas Almagro has withdrawn from the US Open. The 27th-ranked Spaniard hasn't played since retiring from his first-round match at the French Open in May because of a left foot injury. Friday's announcement means he'll miss two straight major tournaments after pulling out of Wimbledon. The 28-year-old Almagro's best finish...
  • Mona Barthel advances to Swedish Open semi-finals 4 days ago

    Sweden: Mona Barthel of Germany beat Kaia Kanepi of Estonia 6-2, 7-6 in the Swedish Open quarter-finals on Friday. The 54th-ranked Kanepi was the highest ranked player left in the tournament after early defeats for the top eight seeded players. Barthel won on the first of two match points. Barthel, chasing her...
  • George Coetzee makes early move for clubhouse lead at The Open 4 days ago

    Hoyelake: South African George Coetzee made light of stiffening breezes to sail up the British Open leader board on Friday, claiming the clubhouse lead on five-under par with a barrage of birdies in a three-under 69 in his second round. After the calm conditions of Thursday when Rory McIlroy made the...
  • Michael Hoey pulls out of British Open with foot injury 4 days ago

    Hoylake: Northern Ireland's Michael Hoey withdrew from the British Open because of a foot injury after seven holes of his second round on Friday. The five-times European Tour winner was three-over-par for his round and six-over for the tournament when he pulled out. Hoey, who romped to a four-stroke victory at the...
  • Rory McIlroy and Woods deliver at British Open 4 days ago

    Hoylake: Rory McIlroy had everything go his way on Thursday in the British Open. A lovely summer day in England with abundant sunshine and minimal wind allowed him to attack Royal Liverpool. He made half of his six birdies on the par 5s and kept bogeys off his card. And on...
  • Lukas Rosol upsets No. 3 seed Robredo in Hamburg 4 days ago

    Hamburg: Lukas Rosol upset 2006 champion Tommy Robredo of Spain 7-5, 7-6 (6) to reach the Hamburg Open quarter-finals on Thursday. The 42nd-ranked Czech saved seven break points while converting his one chance, and took nearly two hours to put away the No. 3 seed. Rosol, who lost in the final in...
  • Mona Barthel, Kanepi advance to Swedish Open quarters 4 days ago

    Bastad: Mona Barthel of Germany reached her second quarter-finals of the year when she beat qualifier Gabriela Dabrowski of Canada 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 at the Swedish Open on Thursday. Barthel, chasing her third WTA title, will face Kaia Kanepi for the first time on Friday. The Estonian defeated another qualifier, Richel...
  • Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri struggles at The Open 5 days ago

    Hoylake: Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri, the current Asian Tour Order of Merit leader, struggled to make headway after missing half the fairways with some wayward tee shots as he opened with a disappointing three-over-par 75 at The Open Championship on Thursday. The current Asian Tour Order of Merit leader hit only...
  • Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods steal Hoylake show 5 days ago

    Golfing gunslingers Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods sprayed Royal Liverpool with a barrage of birdie bullets to steal the show midway through the opening round of the 143rd British Open on Thursday. Northern Irishman McIlroy has developed a penchant for making fast starts and he did it yet again on a...
  • Bihar sets 2019 as target to free the state from open defecation 5 days ago

    The Bihar government on Thursday admitted it has fallen way behind its target of constructing toilets and said a road map was being prepared to make the state free from open defecation by 2019. Against a target of constructing 12,12,716 toilets in 2013-14, only 1,61,646 toilets could be built in the state,...
  • Englishman David Howell hits first shot at British Open 5 days ago

    England: David Howell launched the 143rd British Open on a glorious sunny morning at Royal Liverpool on Thursday, hitting his opening drive down the right of the 458-yard first hole. With the small grandstand around the first tee already packed at 6.25am local time, Englishman Howell was followed on to the...
  • Anett Kontaveit out of Swedish Open 5 days ago

    Bastad: Estonian qualifier Anett Kontaveit is out of the Swedish Open, a day after beating top-seeded Alize Cornet. Kontaveit lost to Jana Cepelova of Slovakia 6-4, 6-3 on Wednesday in the second round. Lara Arruabarrena of Spain beat sixth-seeded Annika Beck of Germany 2-6, 6-4, 7-6 (2) at Bastad Tennis Stadium and...
  • Serena Williams heads women's field for US Open 5 days ago

    World number one Serena Williams, coming off a surprise third round loss at Wimbledon, heads the women's field for the US Open, which starts in New York in late August. Players from 36 countries are represented, the US Tennis Association announced on Wednesday, with two-time defending champion Williams heading an 11-strong...
  • Kontaveit ousts top-seeded Cornet at Swedish Open 6 days ago

    Bastad: Estonian qualifier Anett Kontaveit upset top-seeded Alize Cornet of France 7-6 (3), 6-3 on Tuesday in the first round of the Swedish Open. The pair broke each other's serve twice in the first set before the 161st-ranked Kontaveit won the tiebreaker against the 21st-ranked Cornet. The 18-year-old Kontaveit next faces...
  • Grace Min upsets Pavlyuchenkova at Swedish Open 1 week ago

    Grace Min of the United States upset second-seeded Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in the first round of the Swedish Open on Monday. The 20-year-old Min, who reached her first WTA semi-final in Bad Gastein last week, beat the 23rd-ranked Russian 6-0, 6-4 after trailing 4-2 in the second set. Jana Cepelova from Slovakia defeated...
  • Tiger Woods drawn with Henrik Stenson and Angel Cabrera at Hoylake July 14, 2014

    Former world number one Tiger Woods has been drawn to play alongside twice major winner Angel Cabrera of Argentina and second-ranked Swede Henrik Stenson in the first round of the British Open on Thursday. The trio will tee-off at 0904 local time at Royal Liverpool Golf Club, the R&A (Royal and...