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  • Barthel beats Scheepers at Swedish Open final 2 days ago

    Germany's Mona Barthel beat Chanelle Scheepers of South Africa 6-3, 7-6 (3) in the final to win the Swedish Open on Sunday. It was the third WTA career title for the 24-year-old Barthel, who is currently ranked 61st. Barthel had also won their last meeting in Hobart, Australia, in January 2013. "I...
  • Mona Barthel to play Chanelle Scheepers in Swedish Open final 4 days ago

    Bastad: Mona Barthel of Germany will face Chanelle Scheepers of South Africa in the Swedish Open final. Barthel defeated Silvia Soler-Espinosa of Spain 6-2, 4-6, 7-5, after Scheepers beat Jana Cepelova of Slovakia 7-5, 6-2 in the first semi-final on Saturday. Barthel will be playing for her third WTA career title, while...
  • Mona Barthel advances to Swedish Open semi-finals 5 days ago

    Sweden: Mona Barthel of Germany beat Kaia Kanepi of Estonia 6-2, 7-6 in the Swedish Open quarter-finals on Friday. The 54th-ranked Kanepi was the highest ranked player left in the tournament after early defeats for the top eight seeded players. Barthel won on the first of two match points. Barthel, chasing her...
  • Mona Barthel, Kanepi advance to Swedish Open quarters 5 days ago

    Bastad: Mona Barthel of Germany reached her second quarter-finals of the year when she beat qualifier Gabriela Dabrowski of Canada 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 at the Swedish Open on Thursday. Barthel, chasing her third WTA title, will face Kaia Kanepi for the first time on Friday. The Estonian defeated another qualifier, Richel...
  • Anett Kontaveit out of Swedish Open 6 days ago

    Bastad: Estonian qualifier Anett Kontaveit is out of the Swedish Open, a day after beating top-seeded Alize Cornet. Kontaveit lost to Jana Cepelova of Slovakia 6-4, 6-3 on Wednesday in the second round. Lara Arruabarrena of Spain beat sixth-seeded Annika Beck of Germany 2-6, 6-4, 7-6 (2) at Bastad Tennis Stadium and...
  • Kontaveit ousts top-seeded Cornet at Swedish Open 1 week ago

    Bastad: Estonian qualifier Anett Kontaveit upset top-seeded Alize Cornet of France 7-6 (3), 6-3 on Tuesday in the first round of the Swedish Open. The pair broke each other's serve twice in the first set before the 161st-ranked Kontaveit won the tiebreaker against the 21st-ranked Cornet. The 18-year-old Kontaveit next faces...
  • Grace Min upsets Pavlyuchenkova at Swedish Open July 15, 2014

    Grace Min of the United States upset second-seeded Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in the first round of the Swedish Open on Monday. The 20-year-old Min, who reached her first WTA semi-final in Bad Gastein last week, beat the 23rd-ranked Russian 6-0, 6-4 after trailing 4-2 in the second set. Jana Cepelova from Slovakia defeated...
  • Pablo Cuevas beats Sousa in Swedish Open final July 14, 2014

    BASTAD: Pablo Cuevas defeated fifth-seeded Joao Sousa of Portugal 6-2, 6-1 in the Swedish Open final on Sunday at the Bastad Tennis Stadium. The 28-year-old Uruguayan, who has fought a serious knee injury for the past three years, won his first ATP tournament. He is currently ranked 111th. The 40th-ranked Sousa was...
  • Cuevas, Sousa to meet in Swedish Open final July 13, 2014

    Bastad, Sweden: Pablo Cuevas advanced to the Swedish Open final by defeating Fernando Verdasco of Spain 7-6 (6), 6-3 on Saturday. The 28-year-old Uruguayan, who has fought a serious knee injury for the past three years, trailed 5-1 in the tie-breaker before rallying to take the first set at the Bastad...
  • Ferrer leads 3 Spaniards into Swedish quarters July 11, 2014

    Top seed David Ferrer led a trio of Spaniards into the Swedish Open quarter-finals by defeating Victor Hanescu of Romania 6-4, 6-0 on Thursday. Ferrer, who received a first-round bye, is bidding to win his third Bastad title following wins in 2007 and 2012. He next meets defending champion Carlos Berlocq...
  • Renzo Olivo stuns Tommy Robredo to reach Bastad quarters July 10, 2014

    Bastad: Argentine qualifier Renzo Olivo, ranked 282, ousted second seed Tommy Robredo of Spain 7-6 (6), 6-3 to reach the Swedish Open quarter-finals on Wednesday. Olivo had never won in an ATP main draw until he beat Paul-Henri Mathieu in the first round. The Bastad champion in 2006 and 2008, Robredo was...
  • Pablo Cuevas knocks Jeremy Chardy out of Swedish Open July 9, 2014

    Bastad: Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay won for just the fourth time this year when he ousted sixth-seeded Jeremy Chardy of France 6-2, 6-2 in under an hour in the first round of the Swedish Open on Tuesday. Chardy was coming off a fourth-round appearance at Wimbledon. Another player to end a drought...
  • Sousa through after only one game at Swedish Open July 8, 2014

    Pere Riba retired after only one game at the Swedish Open on Monday, allowing fifth-seeded Joao Sousa of Portugal to advance to the second round of the clay-court tournament. The Spaniard won the game before retiring with a neck strain at Bastad Tennis Stadium. Also in the first round, Italy's Paolo Lorenzi...
  • Mamma Mia! 40 years of supergroup ABBA: The group's greatest moments in 24 black and white, stunning, rare images April 8, 2014

    Members of the Swedish supergroup ABBA marked 40 years since their international breakthrough hit 'Waterloo' on April 7, 2014 with a party for hundreds of guests at London's Tate Modern gallery.Bjorn Ulvaeus said he felt "extremely proud and humbled" by decades of success that includes hit records, the stage and...
  • Hennes & Mauritz to open first store in India in 2014 February 12, 2014

    Hennes & Mauritz will open its first store in India this year, it said on Wednesday, as the world's second-biggest fashion retailer becomes the latest to take advantage of the opening of Asia's third-largest economy to foreign operators. H~~amp;amp;M, which said last year it plans to spend around 100 million euros...
  • Watch: Musicians play instruments made of ice at Swedish concert January 24, 2014

    A Swedish city hosted a concert where all the instruments are made of ice. The performance was held in an igloo. Along with the violins and a viola, cellos and a bass, there was an ice banjo too. ...
  • H&M gets govt nod to invest $115 million in India December 2, 2013

    Mumbai: Swedish retailer Hennes & Mauritz (HMb.ST) has received final approval from India's Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) to invest 7.2 billion rupees in the country, according to a government statement on Monday. The world's second biggest fashion retailer had said in April this year it plans to open 50 stores...
  • Wall on India's Nobel laureates set up at Metro station November 10, 2013

    DMRC in collaboration with the Swedish Embassy has set up a Nobel Memorial Wall at the Rajiv Chowk Metro Station in New Delhi to spread awareness about Nobel laureates of India with special focus on Rabindranath Tagore. An exhibition on the country's Nobel laureates and their work will be on display...
  • Let there be Tagore renaissance: Swedish scholar October 26, 2013

    Describing Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore as "ever inspiring", a Swedish scholar on Friday called for extensive translation of the bard's literary works across the world. "The world has so much more to learn from the ever-inspiring Tagore. It is sad not much of his works have been translated for the world...
  • Literature Nobel Prize to be announced today October 10, 2013

    The panel that selects the winner of the Nobel Prize for literature says it will announce its decision on Thursday. That means the dates of all the 2013 Nobel Prize announcements have been set. The Swedish Academy receives hundreds of nominations from literary and language professors from around the world, as well...
  • Nobel prize in literature: what to look out for October 10, 2013

    After three days of science awards the Nobel spotlight turns to the art of writing Thursday when the Swedish Academy will announce the winner of the Nobel Prize in literature. Will it be a woman for the first time since 2009? Or the first American in two decades? The secretive academy drops...
  • Higgs, Englert get Physics Nobel for God particle research October 8, 2013

    Stockholm: Francois Englert of Belgium and British scientist Peter Higgs have shared the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physics, announced the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm on Tuesday. The Nobel was awarded to the two scientists "for the theoretical discovery of a mechanism that contributes to our understanding of the origin...
  • Serena Williams wins Swedish Open July 21, 2013

    Bastad, Sweden: Serena Williams won her 53rd WTA title by beating Johanna Larsson 6-4, 6-1 in the final of the Swedish Open on Sunday. The 24-year-old Swede broke to lead 3-1 in the first set before Williams fought back to 3-3. Larsson advanced to 4-3 before caving in to the American's...
  • Serena Williams enters Swedish Open final July 20, 2013

    Bastad, Sweden: Serena Williams defeated Klara Zakopalova 6-0, 6-4 on Saturday in the semi-finals of the Swedish Open. After losing the first eight games, the Czech managed to break Williams' serve and tie the second set at 2-2. Zakopalova used the momentum to keep the set close, but top-ranked Williams broke back...
  • Serena Williams advances to semis in Swedish Open July 20, 2013

    Bastad: Serena Williams easily won her Swedish Open quarter-final, breaking Lourdes Dominguez Lino of Spain three times in each set to win 6-1, 6-1 on Friday. Also, third-seeded Klara Zakopalova of the Czech Republic breezed past Richel Hogenkamp of the Netherlands 6-2, 6-3, while home favorite Johanna Larsson beat Mathilde Johansson...
  • Serena Williams cruises into quarters in Sweden July 18, 2013

    Bastad, Sweden: Serena Williams cruised into the quarter-finals of the Swedish Open by beating Anna Tatishvili of Georgia 6-2, 6-3 on Thursday. The 16-time Grand Slam champion broke four times in the first set and twice in the second at the clay-court tournament. She had seven aces, while her opponent served...
  • Four players into Swedish Open quarter-finals in Bastad July 17, 2013

    Bastad, Sweden: Fifth-seeded Lourdes Dominguez Lino, No. 8 Johanna Larsson, Klara Zakopalova and Virginie Razzano reached the quarterfinals of the Swedish Open on Wednesday. Dominguez Lino rallied past Teliana Pereira 3-6, 6-4, 6-3, and Larsson defeated Nina Bratchikova 6-2, 6-3 at the clay-court tournament on Sweden's west coast. Zakopalova broke serve five...
  • Serena Williams advances to 2nd round in Bastad July 16, 2013

    Bastad: Top-seeded Serena Williams advanced to the second round of the Swedish Open by beating Sesil Karatancheva of Kazakhstan 6-1, 6-2 on Tuesday. Williams broke Karatancheva's serve five times, twice in the first set and three times in the second, to advance at the clay-court tournament on Sweden's west coast. Third-seeded Klara...
  • Berlocq upsets Verdasco to win Swedish Open July 14, 2013

    Bastad: Carlos Berlocq upset eighth-seeded Fernando Verdasco to win the clay-court Swedish Open 7-5, 6-1 on Sunday for his first ATP Tour title. Berlocq broke the Spaniard's serve twice in the second set after a grueling opening set that lasted more than an hour. It was the second ATP final of the...
  • Fernando Verdasco, Carlos Berlocq to meet in Swedish Open final July 13, 2013

    Bastad, Sweden: Fernando Verdasco and Carlos Berlocq will play for the Swedish Open title on Sunday. Spain's Verdasco, seeded eighth in the clay-court tournament, beat fifth-seeded Grigor Dimitrov in the first semi-final on Saturday. Verdasco came from behind and broke the Bulgarian's serve in the third set to win 7-6(3), 5-7,...