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  • Badminton: Parupalli Kashyap upsets world No 4; easy win for Saina in French Open 15 hours 25 minutes ago

    Paris: Commonwealth Games gold medallist Parupalli Kashyap on Wednesday stunned world No 4 Kenichi Tago of Japan 21-11 21-18 in the first round of men's singles, while Saina Nehwal registered an easy victory to enter the second round of women's singles in the French Open Super Series here. However, it was...
  • Robredo beats Isner in straight sets at Valencia Yesterday

    Valencia: Tommy Robredo advanced to the second round of the Valencia Open by beating fifth-seeded John Isner 7-6 (3), 6-3 on Tuesday. Robredo saved five break points to force a first-set tiebreaker, which he dominated and won after the American netted a forehand. In the second set, Robredo had no unforced errors...
  • Shuttlers Ashwini-Ivanov in main draw of French Open Super Series Yesterday

    Paris: India's Ashwini Ponnappa and her Russian partner Vladimir Ivanov qualified for the main draw of the mixed doubles event at the USD 275,000 French Open Super Series on Tuesday. Ashwini and Ivanov first defeated local pair of Vincent Espen and Manon Krieger 21-9 21-7 in 20 minutes before getting a...
  • Saina Nehwal to spearhead Indian challenge at French Open Super Series 2 days ago

    Paris: London Olympic bronze medal winning shuttler Saina Nehwal will be spearhead the Indian challenge in the USD 275,000 French Open Super Series, starting on Tuesday. Seeded fifth in the tournament, Saina, will face Sashina Vignes Waran of France in the first round of women's singles while compatriot P V Sindhu,...
  • Andy Murray beats Ferrer in Vienna to win 30th title 2 days ago

    Vienna: Andy Murray continued his recent resurgence by winning his second title in three weeks at the Erste Bank Open on Sunday and boosting his chances of making the cut for the ATP finals. The 11th-ranked Murray rallied to defeat David Ferrer 5-7, 6-2, 7-5 in a dramatic finish. The Scot...
  • Berdych beats Dimitrov to win Stockholm Open title 2 days ago

    Stockholm: Top-seeded Tomas Berdych beat defending champion Grigor Dimitrov 5-7, 6-4, 6-4 on Sunday to win the Stockholm Open for the second time. Berdych claimed his 10th career title despite wasting a 5-3 lead in the first set. He broke Dimitrov early in each of the next two sets to wrap...
  • Fifth-place finish for SSP Chowrasia in Hong Kong 3 days ago

    Hong Kong: SSP Chowrasia's superb comeback continued with yet another fine finish as he ended a creditable tied fifth at the Hong Kong Open golf here on Sunday. The 36-year-old two-time winner of joint-sanctioned events carded a final round of three-under 67, despite a closing bogey that ultimately proved costly. It was...
  • Parupalli Kashyap loses in Denmark Open semifinals 3 days ago

    Indian campaign in the Denmark Open Super Series Premier badminton tournament ended with Parupalli Kashyap suffering a straight-game defeat at the hands of second seed Chen Long of China in the men's singles semifinals. Kashyap, who had stunned third seed Jan O Jorgensen of Denmark in the quarterfinals, lost 16-21, 15-21...
  • Annika Beck beats Zahlavova Strycova to win Luxembourg Open 3 days ago

    Annika Beck of Germany won her first career title on Saturday after beating fourth-seeded Barbora Zahlavova Strycova of the Czech Republic 6-2, 6-1 in the Luxembourg Open final. The 20-year-Beck, who is ranked 60th and was playing in her second final after finishing runner-up here last year, did not drop a...
  • Jyoti Randhawa tied 6th at Hong Kong Open 4 days ago

    Hong Kong: Jyoti Randhawa, in tied sixth, was the best placed Indian golfer after the third round of the $1.3 million Hong Kong Open on Saturday. Randhawa battled to a 68 while overnight leader Ernie Els of South Africa registered a disappointing 71 in a rollercoaster round to slip to tied...
  • Parupalli Kashyap stuns Jorgensen to enter Denmark Open semis 4 days ago

    Leading male shuttler Parupalli Kashyap created a huge upset in the Denmark Open super Series Premier, defeating local favourite and World No.3 Jan O. Jorgensen to storm into semi-final of the badminton tournament. Recently-crowned Commonwealth Games champion Kashyap, who won 21-19, 21-15 in 42 minutes at the Odense Sports Park Friday...
  • Saina, Sindhu, Srikanth lose in Denmark Open quarters 5 days ago

    Odense: Indian shuttlers had a disappointing outing at the Denmark Open Super Series Premier as Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth lost their respective quarter-final matches here on Friday. While 2012 London Olympics bronze medallist Saina lost to World No.2 Shixian Wang of China 20-22, 15-21 in 45 minutes while...
  • Anirban Lahiri to lead Indian charge at Venetian Macau Open 5 days ago

    Macau: The Venetian Macau Open will boast one of its strongest fields with four Indian golfers, led by Anirban Lahiri, in the mix for the prestigious event alongside marquee names Ernie Els and Miguel Angel Jimenez next week. The tournament includes seven Asian Tour Order of Merit champions, led by reigning...
  • Lin Dan withdraws from Denmark Open due to injury 5 days ago

    Copenhagen: Chinese badminton superstar Lin Dan has withdrawn from the Yonex Denmark Open due to a knee injury. Lin withdrew shortly before his duel against third-seeded Jan O Jorgensen of Denmark on Thursday due to a knee injury suffered in the first round, reports Xinhua. "I'm really sorry that I had to...
  • Tomas Berdych into quarters of Stockholm Open 5 days ago

    Stockholm: Top seed and former champion Tomas Berdych beat Dustin Brown of Germany 7-5, 6-3 to reach the quarterfinals of the Stockholm Open on Thursday. The Czech, who had a bye into the second round, is coming off finals appearances in the last two weeks in Beijing and Shanghai. He needs...
  • Four Indian shuttlers, including Saina Nehwal, advance in Denmark Open 6 days ago

    Odense: On a fruitful day for the Indian shuttlers, Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu stormed into the women's singles quarter-finals while two men's players also secured places in the last-eight stage of the Denmark Open Super Series Badminton event, here on Thursday. London Olympics bronze medallist Saina made short work of...
  • Annika Beck, Mona Barthel advance at Luxembourg Open 6 days ago

    Luxembourg: Annika Beck of Germany advanced to the quarter-finals of the Luxembourg Open with a 6-2, 6-2 win over Patricia Mayr-Achleitner of Austria on Thursday. Mayr-Achleitner struggled with her serve throughout, hitting four double-faults and winning less than half of the points on her first serve. The 60th-ranked Beck beat sixth-seeded Roberta...
  • P V Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth progress to Denmark Open quarters 6 days ago

    Denmark: Indian shuttlers P V Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth progressed to the quarter-finals of their categories at the $600,000 Denmark Open Super Series Premier on Thursday. Two-time World Championship bronze medallist Sindhu needed only 31 minutes to move past Russia's Ksenia Polikarpova 21-17, 21-19 in their first ever women's singles match. Later,...
  • Jyoti Randhawa turns clock back, leads in Hong Kong Open 6 days ago

    Hong Kong: Jyoti Randhawa turned the clock back as he holed 23 putts en-route to a six-under-par 64 to grab the first round lead at the US 1.3 million Dollars Hong Kong Open on Thursday. The 2002 Asian Tour number one said he 'putted his heart out' in a round of...
  • Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu in second round of Denmark Open 6 days ago

    Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu reached the second round of the women's singles event of the Denmark Open Super Series Premier on Wednesday. While 2012 London Olympics bronze medallist Saina was made to work hard for her 12-21, 21-10, 21-12 win over Germany's Karin Schnaase, two-time World Championships bronze...
  • Dimitrov reaches Stockholm Open quarterfinals 6 days ago

    Stockholm: Defending champion Grigor Dimitrov advanced to the quarterfinals of the Stockholm Open by defeating Russia's Teymuraz Gabashvili 7-5, 7-6 (4) on Wednesday. The Bulgarian, who had a bye into the second round, was put under pressure in both sets but needed just one match point to seal his tie-breaker victory. Spain's...
  • Anirban Lahiri, Rahil Gangjee upbeat about Hong Kong Open 1 week ago

    Hong Kong: Indian golfers Anirban Lahiri and Rahil Gangjee on Wednesday spoke of their eagerness to play in the Hong Kong Open, expressing their confidence of putting up a good show in the $1.3 million tournament. "I had a really good outing last year. I played really well and had my...
  • Mixed doubles pair of Ponnappa-Ivanov out of Denmark Open 1 week ago

    Odense (Denmark): The Indo-Russian mixed doubles badminton pair of Ashwini Ponnappa and Vladimir Ivanov were knocked out in the first round of the Denmark Open Super Series Premier here on Wednesday. Ponnappa-Ivanov lost 18-21, 18-21 in 30 minutes to Hong Kong pair Yun Lung Chan and Ying Suet Tse at the...
  • Andrea Petkovic loses in first round in Luxembourg 1 week ago

    Top-seeded Andrea Petkovic of Germany exited the Luxembourg Open in the first round on Tuesday, losing 6-4, 6-2 to Pauline Parmentier. The 78th-ranked Frenchwoman posted her first victory on the main Tour over Petkovic after breaking her five times. Having taken a 3-1 lead, Petkovic lost 11 of the next 14 games...
  • Fernando Verdasco, Leonardo Mayer advance at Stockholm Open 1 week ago

    Fernando Verdasco is through to the second round of the Stockholm Open after beating Marinko Matosevic of Australia 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 on Tuesday. The Spaniard hit eight aces and saved as many break points to advance. Fifth-seeded Leonardo Mayer also reached the second round after a 6-4, 6-4 win over Donald Young,...
  • Teymuraz Gabashvili, Jarkko Nieminen advance at Stockholm Open October 14, 2014

    Finland's Jarkko Nieminen and Teymuraz Gabashvili of Russia both advanced to the second round of the Stockholm Open with straight-set wins on Monday. Nieminen beat Spaniard Albert Ramos-Vinolas 6-4, 6-4 while Gabashvili defeated Alejandro Falla of Colombia 6-2, 6-4. Nieminen put constant pressure on his opponent's serve but only converted three of...
  • Alison Riske beats Belinda Bencic for first WTA title at Tianjin October 13, 2014

    Alison Riske held on to defeat Belinda Bencic 6-3, 6-4 in the final of the Tianjin Open on Sunday for her first WTA Tour title. The sixth-seeded American led 6-3, 4-1, but Bencic fought back to level the match at 4-all and held a break point to go up 5-4. Riske saved...
  • South Korean Bae Sang-moon wins PGA Tour season opener October 13, 2014

    South Korean Bae Sang-moon built a big lead but had to survive a mid-round slump to earn a two-shot victory at the $6 million Frys.com Open in Napa, California on Sunday. Bae carded a final round of 73 to finish on 15-under-par 273 at Silverado Country Club in the opening event...
  • Shuttler Jayaram wins Dutch Open Grand Prix October 13, 2014

    Almere (Netherlands): Indian shuttler Ajay Jayaram clinched the $50,000 Dutch Open Grand Prix, beating Indonesia's Ihsan Maulana Mustofa in the final at the Topsportcentrum Almere here on Sunday. The 27-year-old, who defeated England's Rajiv Ouseph in the semifinal on Saturday, won 10-11, 11-6, 11-7, 1-11, 11-9 against Mustofa in the summit...
  • Indian Super League: India's biggest football event kicks off with a glittering ceremony October 12, 2014

    The inaugural season of the Indian Super League got off to a grand opening on Sunday at Kolkata's Salt Lake Stadium with a blend of music, dance, entertainment, Bollywood and cricket. It was an evening to remember for the people of Kolkata as the much awaited Indian Super League did everything...