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  • Prannoy upsets top seed Jorgensen, Kashyap loses in India Open 13 hours 11 minutes 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 23 hours 4 minutes 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...
  • Serena Williams hopes to manage pain while 'going for it' in Miami Open 23 hours 13 minutes ago

    Miami: Serena Williams practiced on Wednesday for the first time since a knee injury forced her to withdraw before her BNP Paribas Open semi-final last week but has not lowered her expectations for the Miami Open. Williams, who as the top seed in Miami earned a first-round bye, is scheduled to...
  • Saina Nehwal and co advance, Sameer Verma stuns world no.9 at India Open Yesterday

    New Delhi: Saina Nehwal, K Srikanth and P Kashyap reached the second round while young Sameer Verma created the biggest upset of the day by stunning World No. 9 Hans-Kristian Vittinghus at the USD 275,000 Yonex Sunrise India Super Series badminton tournament here today. World No. 2 Saina brushed aside young...
  • CiCi Bellis earns 6-2, 6-2 win at Miami Open Yesterday

    Key Biscayne: CiCi Bellis defeated Indy de Vroome of the Netherlands 6-2, 6-2 for her second career WTA main draw match win on Tuesday at the Miami Open. The 15-year-old Bellis defeated the 227th-ranked De Vroome in one of 12 women's main draw matches played on the opening day. The 211th-ranked...
  • Rafael Nadal hopes to be ready for Miami despite ankle injury Yesterday

    Rafael Nadal is confident he will be ready to compete in this week's Miami Open despite turning his ankle in practice, the second seeded Spaniard said on Tuesday. Nadal spent over an hour practicing on Tuesday and later admitted he was still in pain from twisting his ankle a day earlier...
  • 'Open Humans Network' seeks to open-source your body 2 days ago

    New York: People eager to share personal information beyond what's on their Facebook profile have another outlet: an online platform launching on Tuesday will let them give scientists information about their genomes, gut bacteria and other biological data. The 'Open Humans Network' aims to make more health-related data available for scientists...
  • World No 1 at stake as Saina Nehwal gears up for India Super Series 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Avenging her All England loss to Spain's Carolina Marin and clinching the World No. 1 status will be on her mind when ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal leads the home challenge in the India Open Super Series which gets underway with the qualifiers on Tuesday. For years, Saina has...
  • Sania Mirza is now world number three in doubles 3 days ago

    Sania Mirza jumped to her career-best rank of three in the doubles, following her stupendous title win at the BNP Paribas Open with Swiss great Martina Hingis. Sania now sits at number three with 6885 points, behind Italians Roberta Vinci and Sara Errani, who share the top spot with 7640 points...
  • Simona Halep battles back to claim Indian Wells crown 3 days ago

    Indian Wells: Simona Halep won the BNP Paribas title with a 2-6, 7-5, 6-4 victory over former world number one Jelena Jankovic in a pulsating final at Indian Wells on Sunday. Serbian Jankovic was serving for the title at 5-4 in the second set but world number three Halep won the...
  • Novak Djokovic beats Roger Federer in three sets to win Indian Wells title 3 days ago

    Indian Wells, California: Move over Roger Federer, there is another guy with a share of your crown as king of the desert. Novak Djokovic defeated Federer 6-3, 6-7 (5), 6-2 to win his fourth BNP Paribas Open on Sunday, tying him with Federer for the most titles in the desert...
  • Sania Mirza-Martina Hingis win BNP Paribas Open title 4 days ago

    Indian Wells: Martina Hingis and Sania Mirza have completed a dream first tournament together, beating Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina 6-3, 6-4 to win the BNP Paribas Open women's doubles title. The No.1 seeds, Hingis and Mirza didn't even lose more than four games in any set all fortnight. After cruising through...
  • Djokovic crushes Murray, faces Federer in Indian Wells final 4 days ago

    World number one Novak Djokovic crushed Britain's Andy Murray 6-2, 6-3 on Saturday to set up a mouthwatering final against number two Roger Federer in the BNP Paribas Open. Federer defeated Canada's Milos Raonic 7-5 6-4 to reach his 40th ATP Masters 1000 final and earn a repeat of last year's...
  • Golf: SSP Chowrasia shoots 73 in rain-hit Madeira Open 5 days ago

    Madeira: SSP Chowrasia shot a one-over 73 in the rain-hit Madeira Islands Open in Portugal and was lying 50th in an event that first reduced to 54 holes and then with the first round still not complete on Saturday, it was further reduced to 36 holes. Chowrasia, who has limited starts...
  • Novak Djokovic reaches Indian Wells semi-finals via walkover 5 days ago

    Indian Wells: Novak Djokovic advanced to the semi-finals of the BNP Paribas Open on Thursday when opponent Bernard Tomic withdrew because of a back injury. Tomic's withdrawal was announced about five hours before he was to play Djokovic, a three-time champion at Indian Wells who has won his first three matches...
  • Serena Williams withdraws at Indian Wells, Jankovic tops Lisicki 6 days ago

    Serena Williams withdrew before the start of her BNP Paribas Open semi-final on Friday due to a knee problem, cutting short her return to the event following a 14-year boycott. Williams, who has been absent from Indian Wells since winning the event in 2001 when she says she suffered racist abuse...
  • Raonic stuns Nadal, will face Federer in Indian Wells semis 6 days ago

    Big-serving Milos Raonic fought back from a set down to upset Rafa Nadal 4-6 7-6(10) 7-5 in a pulsating quarter-final at the BNP Paribas Open on Friday. The 24-year-old Canadian's first win over Nadal in six meetings earned him a place in Saturday's semi-finals where he will face Roger Federer, who...
  • Rematch between Saina Nehwal and Carolina Marin in the offing 6 days ago

    A rematch of the All England final between India's Saina Nehwal and world champion Carolina Marin is on the cards with the two stars given first and second seeding in the India Open Super Series to be played from March 24. Saina and Marin have already faced-off in two summit clashes...
  • Sabine Lisicki edges Flavia Pennetta, faces Jelena Jankovic in Indian Wells semis 6 days ago

    Sabine Lisicki staved off three match points before battling into the last four at the BNP Paribas Open on Thursday, the German edging out defending champion Flavia Pennetta 6-4 6-7(3) 7-6(4) in an enthralling contest. The 24th seed advances to face Jelena Jankovic in the semi-finals on Friday after the Serb...
  • Andy Murray reaches semis, will next play Djokovic at Indian Wells 1 week ago

    Fourth seed Andy Murray, with a consummate display of power and touch in tricky conditions, reached the BNP Paribas Open semi-finals with a landmark 6-3 6-4 win over Spaniard Felicano Lopez on Thursday. On another hot but blustery afternoon at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden, the Scot broke left-hander Lopez once...
  • Nadal, Federer join Murray in Indian Wells quarters March 19, 2015

    Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal advanced to the quarter-finals of the BNP Paribas Open on Wednesday, joining Britain's Andy Murray in the last eight, though Japan's Kei Nishikori crashed out. Federer dispatched American Jack Sock in a 6-3 6-2 victory while Nadal beat Gilles Simon 6-2 6-4. Nadal captured his opening...
  • Serena Williams to meet Simona Halep in semis at Indian Wells March 19, 2015

    Indian Wells: Serena Williams took one step closer to a capping a remarkable return to Indian Wells after defeating Timea Bacsinszky 7-5, 6-3 on Wednesday to move into the semi-finals of the BNP Paribas Open. Williams is playing in Indian Wells following a 14-year boycott of the event where she alleged...
  • Andy Murray into Indian Wells quarters, Nishikori out March 19, 2015

    World number four Andy Murray reached the quarter-finals of the BNP Paribas Open with a landmark win over Adrian Mannarino on Wednesday, while Spain's Feliciano Lopez upset fifth-ranked Kei Nishikori. Murray's 6-3 6-3 victory over Frenchman Adrian Mannarino put him level with Tim Henman as Britain's most successful men's player in...
  • Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal advance at Indian Wells March 18, 2015

    Indian Wells, California: Roger Federer earned a modicum of revenge against Andreas Seppi in a 6-3, 6-4 triumph that advanced the four-time champion to the fourth round of the BNP Paribas Open on Tuesday. Federer lost to the Italian at the Australian Open in January but allowed no such repeat as...
  • Serena overcomes slow start to reach Indian Wells quarters March 18, 2015

    Top seed Serena Williams overcame a wobbly start to see off a determined Sloane Stephens 6-7 (3) 6-2 6-2 on Tuesday and advance to the quarter-finals of the BNP Paribas Open. Williams, playing her third match at Indian Wells after deciding to end a 14-year boycott of the event where she...
  • Misfiring Nadal reaches last 16 at Indian Wells March 18, 2015

    A misfiring Rafa Nadal had trouble hitting the mark but the third seeded Spaniard still had enough to beat American Donald Young 6-4 6-2 on Tuesday and advance to the fourth round of the BNP Paribas Open. Nadal, a three-time champion at Indian Wells, looked out of sorts in a sloppy...
  • Maria Sharapova beats Victoria Azarenka on 6th match point at Indian Wells March 17, 2015

    Calif: Maria Sharapova defeated Victoria Azarenka 6-4, 6-3 on her sixth match point in a third-round pairing of former No. 1-ranked players at the BNP Paribas Open on Monday. Sharapova hit 23 winners, one more than Azarenka, and had 10 fewer unforced errors than Azarenka's 37 to even their all-time series...
  • Can Google-backed open source digital assistant Sirius take on Siri, Cortana? March 17, 2015

    New Delhi: A Google-funded open source voice recognition program- Sirius- promises the possibility to take over the existing virtual assistants with better capabilities. Sirius is an open source program developed by researchers at the University of Michigan's Clarity Lab and is similar to Apple's Siri or Google's Google Now voice recognition...
  • Eugenie Bouchard eases into fourth round at Indian Wells March 17, 2015

    Sixth-seeded Canadian Eugenie Bouchard used her potent forehand to great effect as she demolished American CoCo Vandeweghe 6-3 6-2 in the third round of the BNP Paribas Open on Monday. The 21-year-old broke an error-prone Vandeweghe once in the opening set and twice in the second to complete a one-sided victory...
  • Murray reaches 4th round, Wozniacki bows out at Indian Wells March 17, 2015

    Andy Murray outlasted Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-1, 3-6, 6-1 in a nearly two-hour baseline slugfest under a hot sun at the BNP Paribas Open on Monday. Murray earned the only two breaks of the third set and closed out the win when Kohlschreiber's forehand went wide, one of 35 unforced errors by...