Openers

  • Joao Sousa, Jarkko Nieminen advance at Moselle Open 4 hours 42 minutes 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 4 hours 50 minutes 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 11 hours 42 minutes 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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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....
  • Safarova rallies to beat Keys in first round at Tokyo Yesterday

    Tokyo: Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic rallied from a set down to beat American teenager Madison Keys 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-2 in the first round of the Pan Pacific Open on Monday. The seventh-seeded Safarova saved eight of 10 break points to oust the unseeded Keys and advance to the...
  • Lepchenko beats Rogowska to advance at Korea Open Yesterday

    Seoul: Fifth-seeded Varvara Lepchenko of the United States advanced to the second round of the Korea Open by beating Olivia Rogowska of Australia 6-1, 6-2 on Monday. Lepchenko converted all three break points in first set at Olympic Park Tennis Center. She will next face Han Na-Lae of South Korea, who...
  • Mathieu, Muller advance at Moselle Open Yesterday

    Metz: Former runner-up Paul-Henri Mathieu of France advanced to the second round of the Moselle Open on Monday with a 7-6 (2), 7-6 (3) win over Benjamin Becker of Germany. Both players held serve throughout on the indoor hard court and Mathieu, who reached the final in 2008, justified his wild-card...
  • Gaganjeet Bhullar, Jeev Milkha Singh slip down in KLM Open 3 days ago

    Zandvoort: Gaganjeet Bhullar and Jeev Milkha Singh dropped down further on the third day of the KLM Open after carding 75 and 72 respectively in the third round late on Saturday. Bhullar is now tied 66th, while Jeev is 72nd at the event. Frenchman Romain Wattel will take a three shot...
  • Sabine Lisicki wins Hong Kong Open 3 days ago

    Hong Kong: Sabine Lisicki won her first WTA title in three years by defeating Karolina Pliskova 7-5, 6-3 in the final of the Hong Kong Open on Sunday. No. 36-ranked Pliskova squandered a 5-1 lead in the match after she twice broke the top-seeded German in the first set before losing...
  • Bhullar, Jeev make cut as Kapur exits early at KLM Open 4 days ago

    Gaganjeet Bhullar and Jeev Milkha Singh made the cut at the KLM Open at Kennemer Golf & Country Club on Saturday but Shiv Kapur missed out. Jeev needed a birdie on the very last hole to squeeze in with a second round two-under 68 and is now even par for 36...
  • Bhullar shoots even par; Jeev, Kapur struggling at KLM Open 5 days ago

    Gaganjeet Bhullar seemed to be the only Indian golfer in with a good chance of making the weekend rounds as he carded even par 70 in the first round of the KLM Open in the Netherlands. Bhullar, who had three birdies and as many bogeys was lying tied 47th, while Jeev...
  • Del Potro delays comeback from wrist surgery 6 days ago

    Melbourne: Former US Open champion Juan Martin del Potro has delayed his comeback from a long layoff following wrist surgery in March and will miss tournaments in China, Japan and Malaysia over the next two months. The 25-year-old Argentine started the year by winning his 18th ATP title at the Sydney...
  • Marin Cilic calls US Open title 'life-changing' 1 week ago

    New York: US Open champion Marin Cilic said a pep talk in the locker room from coach Goran Ivanisevic helped him stay relaxed in the final. Cilic said on Tuesday that before he went on court for his 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 victory over Kei Nishikori, Ivanisevic said to be sure to...
  • US Open champion Cilic jumps to 9th place, Nishikori 8th in ATP rankings September 9, 2014

    New York: US Open champion Marin Cilic's first Grand Slam title moved him up to No. 9 from No. 16 in the ATP rankings on Tuesday, while runner-up Kei Nishikori rose three spots to a career-best No. 8. Cilic beat Nishikori 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 in Monday's final at Flushing Meadows. Serena Williams'...
  • India to face Serbia in Davis Cup play-off September 9, 2014

    The Indian Davis Cup team is training in Bangalore ahead of that big world group play-off tie against former champions Serbia. ...
  • Kei Nishikori takes Japan from tragedy to tennis elite September 9, 2014

    For over three-quarters of a century men's tennis in Japan has played out like a kabuki tragedy, filled with decades of barren results, embarrassments and even a suicide. Although Kei Nishikori was beaten 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 by Marin Cilic in Monday's final, his riveting run at the US Open has brought...
  • Cilic, one slam wonder or the next big thing? September 9, 2014

    New York: Marin Cilic hit all the right notes in a dominant 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 win over Kei Nishikori in the US Open final on Monday but it remains to be seen if the big Croatian is another one slam wonder or perennial threat. The final was a strange and unfamiliar...
  • US Open: Marin Cilic crushes Kei Nishikori to win first Grand Slam title September 9, 2014

    New York: Unable to play in the US Open a year ago because of a doping suspension, Marin Cilic is now the tournament's champion. Croatia's Cilic won his first Grand Slam title by beating Japan's Kei Nishikori 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 on Monday at Flushing Meadows, using 17 aces - including four...
  • Serena Williams not yet thinking about 22 Grand Slam titles September 8, 2014

    New York: Serena Williams isn't sure if she's willing or able to reach 22 Grand Slam titles. Still, she knows her next goal is 19 after she won her 18th on Sunday at the US Open to match Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova. And should she get to 19, she figures...
  • US Open 2014: Tennis star Kei Nishikori mania hits Japan September 8, 2014

    Tokyo: Surging tennis star Kei Nishikori is all the rage in Japan after becoming the first Asian player to reach the US Open men's final. His Uniqlo-brand tennis shirts have sold out, as have the Wilson rackets he uses. Thousands of people have signed up for the satellite TV channel...
  • US Open: Nishikori, Cilic seek glory in unlikely final September 8, 2014

    New York: History, redemption and glory will be on the line when Japan's Kei Nishikori and Croatia's Marin Cilic battle for the US Open men's title on Monday. It will be the first time since the Australian Open final in 2005 that a men's grand slam final will not feature at...
  • Serena Williams wins third US Open in row, 18th Grand Slam title September 8, 2014

    New York: Serena Williams ended a difficult-for-her Grand Slam season in the best way possible, winning her third consecutive US Open title by beating Caroline Wozniacki 6-3, 6-3 on Sunday. Williams equaled Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova with 18 major singles titles, the fourth-most in history. Williams also matched Evert's total...
  • Bryan brothers win fifth US Open for historic 100th doubles title September 8, 2014

    New York: For their 100th tournament title, the Bryan brothers broke out a new victory celebration. Not that they planned it this way. The twins were so excited to win their first Grand Slam championship in more than a year that they botched their signature chest bump at Sunday's U.S. Open...
  • I hope to win Wimbledon one day, says US Open winner Sania Mirza September 7, 2014

    Sania, who won the US Open mixed doubles with her Brazilian partner Bruno Soares, spoke to CNN-IBN upon returning from New York. ...