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  • Leander Paes wins Australia Open mixed doubles with Hingis, his 15th Grand Slam 3 hours 4 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Martina Hingis won her first Grand Slam title since returning from retirement, teaming with Leander Paes of India to win the Australian Open mixed doubles title with a 6-4, 6-3 win over Kristina Mladenovic of France and Daniel Nestor of Canada. With Paes serving for the match, Hingis, a five-time...
  • Martin Laird takes a 3-shot lead in Phoenix Open 5 hours 2 minutes ago

    Scottsdale: For all his birdies, Martin Laird kept in control with two big pars at the Phoenix Open on Saturday. Laird made 10-footers for par on the 16th and 18th holes and had a 3-under 68, giving him a three-shot lead going into the final round over a new pair of...
  • Indian Open set to see top European, Asian golfers in action 19 hours 2 minutes ago

    A strong contingent from Europe besides some top Asian Tour golfers are set to tee off at the 2015 Indian Open, which has become a co-sanctioned event between European and Asian Tours for the first time, from February 19 to 22. The European players taking part at the par-71 Delhi Golf...
  • Fabio Fognini, Simone Bolelli win Men's Doubles at Australian Open 20 hours 2 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Fabio Fognini and Simone Bolelli became the first all-Italian team to capture a Grand Slam Men's Doubles title in more than 50 years after beating French pair Nicolas Mahut and Pierre-Hugues Herbert 6-4, 6-4 in the Australian Open final on Saturday. The last Italians to win a men's doubles title...
  • Australian Open: Foiled again, Sharapova feels Serena breakthrough close 20 hours 25 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Maria Sharapova's dreams of a sixth grand slam title were ended by Serena Williams and her wrecking ball serve in the Australian Open final on Saturday, but the Russian was adamant she would some day have the American's measure. Though gallant in defeat, her 6-3, 7-6(5) loss under the lights...
  • Murray, Djokovic both bidding for firsts in Australian Open 21 hours 4 minutes ago

    For two men who have accomplished so much in their closely intertwined careers, the Australian Open final between friends Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray on Sunday could achieve a number of firsts. Should Djokovic beat Murray he will become the first man in the Open era to win five titles in...
  • Serena Williams beats Maria Sharapova to win 6th Australian Open 23 hours 40 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Serena Williams stuck out a fist in mock triumph and mouthed "C'mon," careful not to push her point too far. The 33-year-old Williams was closing in on her 19th Grand Slam singles title, her 16th straight win over Maria Sharapova and her sixth Australian Open championship when she was docked...
  • Tiger Woods plunges into last place in Phoenix Yesterday

    Tiger Woods plunged into last place after a disastrous eight-over-par 44 over his first nine holes in the second round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open on Friday. Playing in only his second tournament in five months after enduring back problems for much of last year, the former world number one...
  • Australian Open: Down but not out, Djokovic just glad to make final Yesterday

    Melbourne: A solemn Novak Djokovic will look for positives from his previous clashes at Melbourne Park after playing arguably his worst match of the tournament in edging a mentally "dead" Stan Wawrinka in five sets on Friday. The top-seeded Serb blew hot and cold in the 7-6(1) 3-6 6-4 4-6 6-0...
  • Djokovic beats defending champion Wawrinka to reach Australian Open final Yesterday

    Melbourne: Novak Djokovic reached his fifth Australian Open final with a five-set win over defending champion Stan Wawrinka that fell flat compared with their previous encounters at Melbourne Park. The top-ranked Djokovic finished over the top of Wawrinka in a seesawing 7-6 (1), 3-6, 6-4, 4-6, 6-0 win on Friday night...
  • Golf: Phil Mickelson rallies to shoot 69 in Phoenix Open Yesterday

    Arizona: Phil Mickelson played the final 11 holes in 5 under to salvage a 2-under 69 on Thursday in the first round of the Phoenix Open. The three-time champion bogeyed his first hole - the par-4 10th - after driving left into a hospitality tent. He had a double bogey on...
  • Mattek-Sands, Lucie Safarova win Australian Open doubles title 2 days ago

    Melbourne: American Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic won the Australian Open women's doubles title in their first tournament as a combination, beating Chan Yung-jan of Taiwan and China's Zheng Jie 6-4, 7-6 (5) in Friday's final. It marked the first time a new pairing has won a...
  • Paes-Hingis storm into Aussie Open mixed doubles final, Sania-Soares bow out 2 days ago

    Melbourne: Leander Paes kept himself in line for his 15th Grand Slam title by reaching the Australian Open mixed doubles final with Martina Hingis but Sania Mirza bowed out with Bruno Soares after losing the semi-final on Friday. The seventh seeded Indo-Swiss pair recorded a comfortable 7-5 6-4 win over...
  • Tiger Woods struggles as Keegan Bradley in early control 2 days ago

    Arizona: While Tiger Woods struggled in his first PGA Tour start of the season, Keegan Bradley birdied four of his last eight holes to seize an early one-shot lead at the Waste Management Phoenix Open on Thursday. Bradley, who recently switched back from a long to a short putter, produced a...
  • Serena Williams aims for 19th major after reaching Australian Open final 2 days ago

    Melbourne: It wasn't until Serena Williams forced herself to relax, and not focus too intently on a milestone Grand Slam title, that she rediscovered the art of winning the biggest events in tennis. Now she's on the verge of a 19th major championship after beating 19-year-old Madison Keys 7-6 (5), 6-2...
  • Andy Murray battles into Australian Open men's final 2 days ago

    Murray advanced to his fourth Australian Open final with a 6-7 (6), 6-0, 6-3, 7-5 semi-final win over Tomas Berdych. ...
  • Australian Open 2015: Will it be an all-Indian mixed final? 2 days ago

    Sania and Soares defeated Casey Dellacqua and John Peers while Paes and Hingis registered an easy win over Hlavackova and Alexander Peya in their mixed doubles quarter-finals. ...
  • Novak Djokovic and Stan Wawrinka in showdown at Melbourne Park 2 days ago

    Top seed Novak Djokovic and defending champion Stan Wawrinka will brace for another epic clash at the Australian Open on Friday as they bid for a place in the final with Andy Murray. Serb Djokovic and Swiss Wawrinka's five-set marathons at Melbourne Park in 2013 and 2014 were arguably the most...
  • Andy Murray into Australian Open final with win over Tomas Berdych 2 days ago

    Melbourne: Andy Murray advanced to his fourth Australian Open final and a chance to win his third Grand Slam title with a 6-7 (6), 6-0, 6-3, 7-5 semi-final win over Tomas Berdych on Thursday. Murray broke Berdych's serve in the 11th game of the final set and clinched the match with...
  • Watch: This woman raps out an open letter to Honey Singh 2 days ago

    This is an open letter not only to Honey Singh, but also street side lechers who get a little too inspired by the superstar 'rap' artist's songs. From rapping about how much Honey Singh has to struggle to make things rhyme, she gradually moves into a frenzy as she blasts...
  • Madison Keys new American star born at Australian Open 2 days ago

    Melbourne: After Madison Keys walked off the court from the biggest match of her young career, she received quite a compliment from her celebrated opponent. The opponent was No. 1-ranked Serena Williams, who won their semi-final at the Australian Open on Thursday after a tournament that might be remembered as the...
  • Serena Williams to maintain No. 1 ranking after Melbourne 3 days ago

    Melbourne: Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova will remain No. 1 and No. 2 in the WTA rankings, regardless of who wins the Australian Open final on Saturday. Sharapova needed to win the title combined with Williams failing to reach the final to overtake the 33-year-old American, who has spent almost two...
  • Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova to meet in Australian Open final 3 days ago

    Melbourne: Serena Williams weathered a barrage of big serves and heavy groundstrokes early and needed nine match points before beating Madison Keys 7-6 (5), 6-2 to set up an Australian Open final against second-seeded Maria Sharapova. Top-ranked Williams, bothered by a cold in recent days, dominated the second set of the...
  • Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal headline field for Indian Wells 3 days ago

    Indian Wells: Defending champion Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal headline the field for the BNP Paribas Open in March, giving the tournament the top three men's players in the world during its 40th anniversary in the Southern California desert. Among the other men's entries are the rest of the...
  • Maria Sharapova reaches Australian Open final for fourth time 3 days ago

    Melbourne: The confidence of overcoming two match points in a second round clash against Alexandra Panova has ultimately paid off for Maria Sharapova as she advanced to her fourth Australian Open final with a 6-3 6-2 victory over Ekaterina Makarova on Thursday. In that second round match more than a week...
  • Sania-Soares, Paes-Hingis pairs reach Australian Open semis 3 days ago

    Melbourne: Sania Mirza and Leander Paes were on course for a Australian Open showdown as they reached the mixed doubles semi-finals with their respective partners, Wednesday. Sania Mirza and her top-seeded Brazilian partner Bruno Soares carved out an easy 6-2, 6-2 win over the home pair of Casey Dellacqua and John...
  • Novak Djokovic reaches his 25th Grand Slam semi-final 3 days ago

    Melbourne: Novak Djokovic reached his 25th Grand Slam semi-final by beating No. 8 Milos Raonic, 7-6 (5), 6-4, 6-2 at the Australian Open on Wednesday. The No. 1-ranked player cruised through his quarter-final without ever facing a break point by his 24-year-old opponent, a rising Canadian star known for having one...
  • Sania Mirza-Bruno Soares enter Australian Open semis 4 days ago

    Melbourne: Top-seeded mixed doubles duo Sania Mirza and Bruno Soares marched in to the semi-finals of the Australian Open, beating local pair Casey Dellacqua and John Peers 6-2, 6-2 in a last-eight match on Wednesday. The Indo-Brazilian pair started the match on a bright note, breaking their opponents twice to claim...