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  • Petra Kvitova moves into semi-finals at Connecticut Open 2 hours 17 minutes ago

    Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova moved into the semi-finals of the Connecticut Open with a 6-4, 6-1 win on Thursday over fellow Czech player Barbora Zahlavova Strycova. Kvitova went down by a service break in the third game of the match, but avoided the upset bug that has sent every other seeded...
  • Roger Federer could win numbers game at US Open 2 hours 54 minutes ago

    Roger Federer achieved tennis greatness with an intoxicating blend of athleticism, artistry and unflinching nerve. Yet for all his fluid genius, the measure of a career often boils down to cold numbers. Seventeen grand slam singles titles, three more than any man who has played the game, have been won by...
  • Bouchard, Raonic make final push to summit at US Open 3 hours 16 minutes ago

    Canada has long been a global ice hockey super power, toasted a Formula One driver's champion and at different times has laid claim to the world's fastest man. The Maple Leaf has been waved by a Masters champion and produced most valuable players in the National Basketball Association, National Hockey League...
  • Novak Djokovic faces difficult draw at US Open 3 hours 53 minutes ago

    Top-seeded Novak Djokovic was handed a danger filled path to the final of the US Open and a possible showdown with number two Roger Federer after Thursday's draw for the season's final grand slam. Djokovic, who has advanced to the finals each of the last four years hoisting the title in...
  • Novak Djokovic still favourite for US Open, says John McEnroe 22 hours 48 minutes ago

    Roger Federer is the form player going into next week's US Open but Novak Djokovic is favourite to win the title for a second time, according to former champion John McEnroe. Federer, who reigned supreme at Flushing Meadows with five consecutive titles from 2004, won the Cincinnati title last week on...
  • John Isner cruises into third round at Winston-Salem Open 23 hours 5 minutes ago

    American John Isner made short work of his third-round match on Wednesday in the Winston-Salem Open, beating Kazakhstan's Mikhail Kukushkin 6-1, 7-6 (7-3). Isner, the tournament's top seed and two-time champion, served 17 aces and needed just 68 minutes to oust the 13th-seeded Kukushkin in the final tuneup for next week's...
  • Eugenie Bouchard, Caroline Wozniacki upset at Connecticut Open 23 hours 15 minutes ago

    New Haven: Third-seeded Eugenie Bouchard of Canada and four-time champion Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark both suffered straight-set upsets on Wednesday in the second round of the Connecticut Open. Bouchard lost 6-2, 6-2 to Australian Samantha Stosur. The Canadian, ranked No 8 in the world, played with her left thigh wrapped after...
  • Serena Williams seeded No. 1 at US Open Yesterday

    Top-ranked Serena Williams is seeded No. 1 as she seeks her third straight US Open title. The US Tennis Association followed this week's WTA rankings in announcing the seedings on Wednesday. French Open runner-up Simona Halep is seeded second after reaching a career-best ranking this month. She has never advanced past the...
  • John Isner wins in straight sets at Winston-Salem Open 2 days ago

    John Isner shook off a slow start to beat fellow American Bradley Klahn 7-6 (7-5), 6-2 on Tuesday in the second round of the Winston-Salem Open. Isner, the tournament's top seed and two-time winner, served 13 aces - one clocked at 138 mph - and broke Klahn's serve twice in the...
  • Top-seed Simona Halep upset at Connecticut Open Yesterday

    Defending champion and top-seeded Simona Halep was upset on Tuesday in her opening match at the Connecticut Open, falling 6-2, 4-6, 6-3 to Slovakian Magdalena Rybarikova. Rybarikova, ranked 68th in the world, broke the serve of the world's second-ranked player six times. The final break put her ahead 4-2 in the...
  • Novak Djokovic the top seed for US Open, Roger Federer second 2 days ago

    Reigning Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic has been seeded number one for the US Open with five times winner Roger Federer seeded second, the United States Tennis Association announced on Tuesday. Should both players reach the final of the year's last grand slam tournament, they would compete in a mouth-watering re-match of...
  • PM Modi invites ideas from the general public to shape the institution replacing the Planning Commission 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday invited ideas from the general public to shape the new institution that will replace the Planning Commission. The Prime Minister's Office has set up an Open Forum to collect ideas from the people. "Inviting you to share your ideas on what shape the...
  • David Goffin upsets Jurgen Melzer in first round at Winston-Salem 3 days ago

    Belgian qualifier David Goffin extended his winning streak to 23 matches on Monday when he beat defending champion Jurgen Melzer of Austria 6-3, 6-4 in the first round of the Winston-Salem Open, a tuneup for next week's US Open. Goffin won his first ATP Tour title last month in Kitzbuhel, Austria....
  • Caroline Wozniacki comes back for win at New Haven 3 days ago

    Caroline Wozniacki came back to defeat Timea Bacsinszky 4-6, 6-1, 6-2 on Monday in the first round at the Connecticut Open. A four-time champion of the New Haven tournament, the fourth-seeded Wozniacki lost the first three games of the match against Bacsinszky, a qualifier. Wozniacki battled back to even the set...
  • Defending champion Rafael Nadal out of US Open 3 days ago

    Rafael Nadal will not defend his title at the U.S. Open because of an injured right wrist. Nadal and the tournament announced his withdrawal on Monday, a week before the year's last Grand Slam tournament begins. The 27-year-old Spaniard was hurt July 29 while practicing on his home island of Mallorca ahead...
  • Nicolas Mahut downs Blaz Kavcic to open Winston-Salem Open 4 days ago

    North Carolina: Nicolas Mahut of France beat Slovakia's Blaz Kavcic 6-3, 6-2 on Sunday to set up a second-round match against third-seeded Tommy Robredo at the Winston-Salem Open. Bradley Klahn beat fellow-American Noah Rubin 6-2, 0-6, 7-6 (5) in their first-round match. Klahn will face top-seeded John Isner in the second...
  • Roger Federer, Serena Williams win at Cincinnati Open 4 days ago

    Mason: By now, everyone knows Roger Federer's itinerary for Cincinnati: Get his game in order, raise the winner's trophy, leave town with a lot of confidence for the US Open. Might as well rename it the Federer Cup. Federer won his unprecedented sixth title in Cincinnati on Sunday, beating David Ferrer 6-3,...
  • David Ferrer to meet Roger Federer in Cincinnati final 5 days ago

    Roger Federer has moved into position for his sixth Western and Southern Open title as the second-seeded Swiss turned back fifth-seeded Milos Raonic 6-2, 6-3 in the semi-final on Saturday. Federer will play sixth-seeded David Ferrer, a 6-3, 6-2 winner over Julien Benneteau in the first semi-final. Despite winning his first two...
  • Open-defecation: Centre for linking water, sanitation departments 5 days ago

    New Delhi: The Centre has made a suggestion to the states to merge their Water and Sanitation departments with an aim to give a push to the Swacch Bharat Abhiyan, which seeks to make the country free of open defecation by 2019. The advice from the Centre to the states comes...
  • Serena, Ivanovic battle into Cincinnati final 5 days ago

    Serena Williams rallied past Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki on Saturday to reach the Western and Southern Open final in Cincinnati where she will face Ana Ivanovic, an upset winner over French Open champion Maria Sharapova. Top-seeded Williams had to overcome a sluggish start to beat Wozniacki 2-6, 6-2, 6-4 while Serbian ninth...
  • Juan Martin del Potro pulls out of US Open 6 days ago

    Past US Open champion Juan Martin del Potro pulled out of the year's last Grand Slam tournament on Friday because he's still recovering from wrist surgery. Del Potro, who beat Roger Federer in the 2009 final at Flushing Meadows, has not played a match on tour since February. His operation was...
  • Roger Federer, Serena Williams advance to Cincinnati semi-finals 6 days ago

    Roger Federer still has his touch in Cincinnati. The Swiss star beat Andy Murray 6-3, 7-5 on Friday night to advance to the semi-finals in the Western & Southern Open, a tournament he has won an unprecedented five times. He'll face Canada's Milos Raonic. The second-seeded Federer was on the offensive from...
  • Sania Mirza -Cara Black pair loses in second round of Cincinnati Open 1 week ago

    Cincinnati: India's campaign ended at the Cincinnati Masters tennis tournament after Sania Mirza and Cara Black went down to Anabel Medina Garrigues of Spain and Kazakhstan's Yaroslave Shvedova in their women's doubles second round match. The fourth seeded Indo-Zimbabwean pair lost 3-6 3-6 in round two of the USD 2,567,000 hard...
  • Novak Djokovic upset by Robredo at Cincinnati Open 1 week ago

    Mason: Top-ranked Novak Djokovic tumbled out of the Western & Southern Open on Thursday, while second-seeded Roger Federer narrowly avoided an upset in the round of 16. Tommy Robredo beat Djokovic, 7-6 (6), 7-5 before Federer escaped with a 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 victory over Gael Monfils in the night session. Andy Murray...
  • Leander Paes-Stepanek knocked out from Cincinnati Masters August 14, 2014

    Cincinnati: Fifth seeds Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek were eliminated from the ATP Cincinnati Masters following their defeat against Vasek Pospisil and Jack Sock. Paes and Stepanek lost 1-6 6-4 8-10 in the second round of the USD 4,017,355 hard court event in the run up to the US Open, the...
  • Roger Federer passes tough test to reach last 16 in Cincinnati August 14, 2014

    Roger Federer survived an opening-match fright by outlasting Canada's Vasek Pospisil 7-6 (4) 5-7 6-2 on Wednesday to claim his 300th Masters Series win and reach the third round of the Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati. Back in action after losing to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the final of the Rogers...
  • Serena Williams battles on in Cincinnati, Kvitova falls August 14, 2014

    World number on Serena Williams won a tense battle of US Open champions by taming Australia's Samantha Stosur 7-6 (7) 7-6 (7) on Wednesday to reach the third round of the Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati. Back in action for the first time since a semifinal loss to older sister...
  • Bopanna-Qureshi make first-round exit at Cincinnati August 13, 2014

    Cincinnati: India's Rohan Bopanna and his Pakistani partner Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi suffered a first-round exit at the Western and Southern Open tennis here. Unseeded Bopanna and Qureshi went down 5-7, 2-6 to Vasek Pospisil of Canada and Jack Sock of the US on Tuesday. Sock and Pospisil will now face the fifth seeded...
  • Rafael Nadal to decide this week on fitness to defend US Open August 13, 2014

    Rafa Nadal will decide by the end of this week whether he is fit enough to defend his US Open title after suffering a right wrist injury that ruled him out of two tune-up events, the Spaniard's spokesman said on Tuesday. "He went for a check (up) today in Barcelona and...
  • Venus Williams falls at the first hurdle in Cincinnati August 13, 2014

    Venus Williams, fresh off a stirring run to last week's Montreal final, ran out of gas in Cincinnati as she fell 6-7 (2) 6-3 6-4 to 16th seeded Czech Lucie Safarova in first-round action at the Western and Southern Open on Tuesday. Williams, who beat her top-ranked younger sister Serena to...