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  • Venus Williams beats Caroline Wozniacki to reach Miami Open quarters 3 hours 11 minutes ago

    A resurgent Venus Williams defeated Caroline Wozniacki 6-3, 7-6 (1) on Monday to reach the Miami Open quarter-finals. Seeded 16th, Williams is a three-time Key Biscayne champion, but her most recent title came in 2001. She's into the Key Biscayne quarterfinals for the first time since 2012. Williams swung with her typical...
  • President hails Kidambi Srikanth for India Open win 5 hours 27 minutes ago

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday congratulated shuttler Kidambi Srikanth for winning the India Open Superseries men's singles title on Sunday. The World No 4 defeated Danish Viktor Axelsen 18-21, 21-13, 21-12 in 55 minutes in the final at the Siri Fort Sports Complex. "Please accept my hearty congratulations and best...
  • Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth now eye Malaysia crown 10 hours 55 minutes ago

    Kuala Lumpur: Newly-crowned India Open champions, Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth will look to continue their fairytale run as they eye another podium finish at the USD 500,000 Malaysia Open Super Series Premier which gets underway with the qualifiers here Tuesday. Left with hardly any time to celebrate their maiden title...
  • Golf: Jimmy Walker wins hometown Texas Open 14 hours 27 minutes ago

    San Antonio: Jimmy Walker made himself right at home on the Texas Open leaderboard. Walker won his hometown event on Sunday to become the first two-time winner this season on the PGA Tour, beating fellow Texan Jordan Spieth by four strokes. "(Spieth) really made me fight hard," Walker said. "He kept hitting...
  • Tiger Woods falls out of the top 100 in the world 15 hours 26 minutes ago

    Virginia Water, England: For the first time since 1996, Tiger Woods is not among the top 100 golfers in the world ranking. Woods, who hasn't played since he withdrew from the Farmers Insurance Open on February 6, falls to No. 104 this week. The last time he was out of the...
  • World No. 1 Saina Nehwal, K Srikanth win India Open titles 15 hours 34 minutes ago

    Saina trumped former World Champion Ratchanok Intanon in the final to win 21-16, 21-14 in 49 minutes, while Srikanth defeated World No.6 Viktor Axelsen 18-21, 21-13, 21-12 in 55 minutes. ...
  • Serena Williams beats 15-year-old at Miami Open; Nadal loses 15 hours 40 minutes ago

    Key Biscayne: When the ball whizzed past Serena Williams for an ace late in Sunday's match, the subdued crowd suddenly erupted with a roar. Williams said she was tempted to join the applause. Everyone wanted to see her underage, underdog opponent do better. Fifteen-year-old Californian CiCi Bellis lasted only 41 minutes against...
  • Andy Murray reaches 4th round at Miami Open Yesterday

    Andy Murray advanced on Sunday to the fourth round at the Miami Open by beating Santiago Giraldo 6-3, 6-4. The No. 3-seeded Murray, who won the tournament in 2009 and 2013, improved his career record to 499-155. He's seeking his first title this year. Murray lost only four points on his first...
  • Pullela Gopichand praises Saina, Srikanth for their India Open titles Yesterday

    New Delhi: Praising Kidambi Srikanth and Saina Nehwal for their success at the India Open Super Series, chief national coach Pullela Gopichand on Sunday said it was a 'dream come true' before stressing that consistency will be the key for Indian players to bring more laurels in future. Saina and Srikanth...
  • Double surprise for me, says Saina Nehwal Yesterday

    Saina Nehwal, who won her first India Open title and also attained the World No. 1 ranking, said it's a very proud moment for her. ...
  • I don't feel fear of losing, says Kidambi Srikanth Yesterday

    New Delhi: India Open Super Series champion Kidambi Srikanth on Sunday said he doesn't feel the fear of losing and that mindset has helped him in his blossoming career. After winning the Swiss Grand Prix Gold earlier this month, Srikanth on Sunday clinched his maiden India Open title, edging out world...
  • Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth win India Open titles Yesterday

    New Delhi: Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth rounded up a brilliant on Sunday for Indian badminton winning their respective $275,000 India Open Super series titles at the Siri Fort Sports Complex. Women's singles top seed Saina Nehwal trumped former World Champion Ratchanok Intanon in the final to win 21-16, 21-14 in...
  • World No.1 Saina Nehwal wins her maiden India Open title Yesterday

    Ace shuttler Saina Nehwal won her maiden $275,000 India Open Superseries crown here on Sunday defeating former World Champion Ratchanok Intanon in straight games in the women's singles final. Playing at the Siri Fort Sports Complex, the No.1 seed came out on top to win 21-16, 21-14 in 49 minutes to...
  • Golf: Jimmy Walker leads hometown Texas Open Yesterday

    San Antonio: Jimmy Walker opened a four-stroke lead over fellow Texan Jordan Spieth, shooting a 3-under 69 on Saturday in his hometown Texas Open. Walker, who lives 35 minutes away from TPC San Antonio, is looking for his fifth title in two tour seasons. He had a 9-under 207 total after...
  • Serena Williams easily wins opening match at Miami Open Yesterday

    Key Biscayne: Serena Williams punctuated points on Saturday with theatrics worthy of a Grand Slam final. There were squeals, knee kicks, pirouettes and fist pumps, sometimes all at once. In other words, Williams appeared to be 100 percent. Showing no lingering effects from a recent knee injury, the seven-time Key Biscayne champion...
  • Saina Nehwal was in tears after losing close matches, says Vimal Kumar 2 days ago

    New Delhi: A series of losses against top shuttlers had left Saina Nehwal in tears but the Indian ace showed tremendous drive and hunger to achieve the World No.1 status, former national coach Vimal Kumar said on Saturday. The two-time former national champion, who has been training Saina ever since her...
  • Thought of quitting badminton after last year's World Championships: Saina Nehwal 2 days ago

    Saina Nehwal, who created history by reaching the pinnacle of world badminton ranking, on Saturday said she had contemplated "quitting badminton" after last year's World Championships. Saina reaffirmed her status as the country's most consistent performer in the international circuit by becoming the first Indian woman shuttler to attain the number...
  • Happy to be World No. 1, says Saina Nehwal 2 days ago

    "Its really special that I managed to become World No 1 in India. Its also a great achievement," says elated Saina. ...
  • Saina Nehwal enters maiden India Open final 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Top Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal on Saturday reached her maiden women's singles final of the $275,000 India Open Super series by defeating Japan's Yui Hashimoto in straight games at the Siri Fort Sports Complex. Assured of becoming World No.1 on Thursday when the Badminton World Federation (BWF) releases its...
  • Kidambi Srikanth enters maiden India Open final 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Top Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth eased into the men's singles final of the $275,000 India Open Super series at the Siri Fort Sports Complex on Saturday. The World No.4 defeated China's Xue Song 21-16, 21-13 in 42 minutes to enter the summit clash where he will take on Danish...
  • Saina Nehwal becomes first Indian woman to attain World No.1 ranking 2 days ago

    Saina Nehwal on Saturday became the first Indian woman player to attain such a rare feat of becoming the World No 1 player after Carolina Marin lost her match to Ratchanok Intanon in the second semi-final of the India Open Super Series badminton tournament at the Siri Fort sports complex...
  • I will be No.1 if fate allows, says Saina Nehwal 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Top Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal has said she will be ranked World No.1 if this is in her destiny. The Hyderabadi is ranked No.2 in the world and has a very good chance to overtake China's Li Xuerui and become the highest ranked player in the world. "I want to...
  • Golf: Jimmy Walker takes lead in Texas Open 2 days ago

    San Antonio: Jimmy Walker enjoyed a neighborly stroll at TPC San Antonio after a 35-minute drive from his suburban home. Walker shot a 5-under 67 on Friday in the Texas Open to take a one-stroke lead in his hometown event. He won the Sony Open in Hawaii in January after winning three...
  • Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray advance in Miami Open 2 days ago

    Key Biscayne: Precocious amateur CiCi Bellis says she's ready to take on the best of the pros - Serena Williams. Bellis, a 15-year-old American who made a big splash at last year's US Open, advanced Friday to a potential third-round match against Williams by beating Zarina Diyas 6-2, 6-1. Williams' second-round match...
  • Golf: Charley Hoffman takes lead in wind-swept Texas Open 3 days ago

    San Antonia: Charley Hoffman took advantage of calmer afternoon conditions to take the first-round lead in the wind-swept Texas Open, shooting a 5-under 67 on Thursday. After wind gusts threatening 40 mph pummeled the morning starters, Hoffman faced steady 15 mph wind in the afternoon at TPC San Antonio. He had...
  • Juan Martin del Potro refuses to be downhearted after comeback loss 3 days ago

    Argentine Juan Martin del Potro's latest comeback from injury ended in defeat to Canadian Vasek Pospisil at the Miami Open on Thursday. Del Potro, the former world number four and US Open winner in 2009, has fallen to 616th in the world rankings after a wrist injury wrecked his 2014 season....
  • Maria Sharapova suffers shock loss at Miami Open 3 days ago

    Miami: Second seed Maria Sharapova suffered a shock 7-6(4), 6-3 defeat to compatriot and wildcard Daria Gavrilova in the second round of the Miami Open on Thursday. Sharapova trailed 3-0 in the second set but battled back to 4-3 down before her serve was broken again by the 21-year-old who broke...
  • Venus Williams and Caroline Wozniacki ease into third round in Miami 3 days ago

    Venus Williams eased into the third round of the Miami Open with a comfortable 6-3, 6-2 win over Poland's Urszula Radwanska on Thursday while Caroline Wozniacki also progressed. Williams has been away from competition for almost a month but she needed just 66 minutes to beat the younger sister of 2012...
  • Prannoy upsets top seed Jorgensen, Kashyap loses in India Open 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Young Indian shuttler HS Prannoy created the biggest upset of the Yonex Sunrise India Open when he outplayed top seed and tournament favorite Jan O Jorgensen to advance into the quarter-finals here on Thursday. At a high-octane match played at the Siri Fort stadium, World No.17 Prannoy played some...
  • Victoria Azarenka advances to second round of Miami Open 4 days ago

    Key Biscayne: Two-time Miami Open champion Victoria Azarenka easily advanced to the second round on Wednesday, beating Silvia Soler-Espinosa of Spain 6-1, 6-3. The 36th-ranked Azarenka, the 2009 and 2011 winner from Belarus, is playing in Miami for the first time since 2012. She missed the 2013 tournament with a right...