Tennis

  • Gilles Simon loses in first round of Shenzhen Open 10 hours 46 minutes ago

    Shenzhen: Fifth-seeded Gilles Simon of France lost in the first round of the Shenzhen Open on Tuesday, falling to Ricardas Berankis of Lithuania 6-4, 6-2. Sixth-seeded Santiago Giraldo of Colombia managed to advance, beating Chinese qualifier Bowen Ouyang 3-6, 6-3, 6-4, while No. 7 Vasek Pospisil of Canada beat Teymuraz Gabashvili...
  • Serena Williams out in second round at Wuhan Open 16 hours 56 minutes ago

    Top-ranked Serena Williams lost in the second round of the Wuhan Open, retiring after 11 games on Tuesday and dropping a third match to Alize Cornet this year. Williams, who won the US Open just over two weeks ago, was leading 6-5 when she asked for treatment beside the court. The...
  • Nadal's coach criticises female Davis Cup captain 16 hours 57 minutes ago

    Madrid: Rafael Nadal's coach has criticized the appointment of a woman as the captain of Spain's Davis Cup team. Toni Nadal, Rafael's coach and uncle, tells Onda Cero radio "it is preferable that (the Davis Cup captain) is someone with a background in the world of men's tennis." He says "the men's...
  • Simona Halep loses to Garbine Muguruza at Wuhan Open 18 hours 28 minutes ago

    Garbine Muguruza knocked second-seeded Simona Halep out of the Wuhan Open on Tuesday, coming back for a 2-6, 6-2, 6-3 victory in the second round. Muguruza, who beat top-ranked Serena Williams in the second round at the last French Open, dropped the first set in 35 minutes but won the first...
  • Sania-Cara qualify for Year-End World finals in Singapore 19 hours 12 minutes ago

    Singapore: The Indo-Zimbawbwean combination of Sania Mirza and Cara Black became the fourth pair to qualify for the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore, next month. It would be Mirza's maiden appearance at the event, the WTA announced in a press release. Black would be making her 11th appearance in the competition...
  • Uncle Nadal puzzled as Spain pick female Davis Cup captain Yesterday

    Toni Nadal has given a lukewarm response to the decision by the Spanish Tennis Federation (RFET) to appoint former women's Tour player Gala Leon as Spain's new Davis Cup captain. The RFET handed the 40yearold Leon responsibility for the country's Davis Cup team following Carlos Moya's decision to step aside last...
  • France to host Switzerland on clay in Davis Cup Yesterday

    France will play the Davis Cup final against Switzerland on indoor clay in a bid to thwart Roger Federer's quest for a first win in the team competition. The final will be held at the 27,000capacity Pierre Mauroy Stadium in Lille from November 2123, under a retractable roof. France is third on...
  • Seeds tumble at Wuhan Open but Maria Sharapova survives Yesterday

    Organisers of the WTA's inaugural Wuhan Open, still reeling from last week's retirement of the city's tennis trailblazer Li Na, suffered the loss of further headline acts on Monday with the early exit of seeded players. Fifth seed Agnieszka Radwanska was ousted in three sets by Caroline Garcia of France, while...
  • Caroline Garcia upsets Agnieszka Radwanska at Wuhan Open Yesterday

    Caroline Garcia followed up her firstround win over Venus Williams with a 36, 76 (4), 76 (7) upset win over fifthseeded Agnieszka Radwanska on Monday at the inaugural Wuhan Open. The 20yearold Frenchwoman went for broke, continuing to hit big ground strokes despite piling up unforced errors as she tried to...
  • Happy to replace Nadal with Federer: Mahesh Bhupathi Yesterday

    Tennis ace Mahesh Bhupathi said Roger Federer's inclusion in the Indian franchise of the IPTL is a big bonanza for all the Indian fans. ...
  • Somdev Devvarman to face Andy Murray in Shenzen Open 2nd round Yesterday

    Shenzen: India's singles star Somdev Devvarman set up a second round clash with twotime Grand Slam winner Andy Murray after battling past Chinese wild card Xin Gao in the ATP Shenzen Open, on Monday. The Indian, who skipped Asian Games to salvage his season, fought past the Chinese 63 46 64...
  • Tenmember Table Tennis squad leaves for Asian Games challenge Yesterday

    New Delhi: A 10member table tennis squad, spearheaded by the most experienced Sharath Kamal, left on Monday for Incheon to take part in the ongoing Asian Games. The table tennis events at the Games begin from September 27 and continue until October 4. The team members, preparing at the NIS Patiala,...
  • Roger Federer to play in Mahesh Bhupathibacked IPTL Yesterday

    The Mahesh Bhupathibacked International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) has roped in Swiss legend Roger Federer after fourteentime Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal dropped out citing health reasons. Federer, one of the finest tennis players the world has produced, has won a record 17 Grand Slam titles and will team up with...
  • Rafael Nadal withdraws from International Premier Tennis League Yesterday

    Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from the inaugural International Premier Tennis League competition, citing health reasons. Veteran Indian player Mahesh Bhupathi posted on Twitter on Monday that Nadal had withdrawn before Team India was due to be announced in New Delhi. The IPTL later confirmed that the 28yearold Spaniard wouldn't be playing in...
  • I always feel like home in China: Marin Cilic Yesterday

    Zagreb: US Open champion Marin Cilic, who will compete in the 2014 China Open tennis later this month, said, "I always feel like home in China and I hope I can win some more there". "I am travelling to China a little earlier than usual because I will do some promotional...
  • Asian Games 2014: India out of medal contention in tennis team events Yesterday

    Incheon: India were on Monday knocked out of medal contention in both the men's and women's tennis team events after losing their respective quarterfinal clashes to Kazakhstan in the 17th Asian Games here. Both the teams lost by a similar 12 margin to the Kazakhs, seeded top in men's and second...
  • David Goffin wins 2nd career title at Moselle Open 2 days ago

    Metz: Eighthseeded David Goffin of Belgium served 10 aces and saved all four break points he faced to claim his second career title with a 64, 63 win over Joao Sousa of Portugal in the Moselle Open final on Sunday. The 23yearold Goffin is enjoying a strong finish to his season...
  • Venus Williams knocked out early in Wuhan Open 2 days ago

    Wuhan: Caroline Garcia of France defeated Venus Williams in the first round of the Wuhan Open on Sunday while wild card Victoria Azarenka withdrew with an injured right foot and will miss the rest of the season. Garcia, ranked 30 places below No. 18 Williams, won 64, 46, 76 (6) and...
  • Karolina Pliskova beats Varvara Lepchenko to win Korea Open 2 days ago

    Secondseeded Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic defeated fifthseeded Varvara Lepchenko of the United States, 63, 67 (5), 62 on Sunday to win the Korea Open. Pliskova stormed out to a 40 lead in the third set at Olympic Park Tennis Center and held on for the second WTA title of...
  • Injury ends Victoria Azarenka's season 2 days ago

    Victoria Azarenka will miss rest of the tennis season as she tries to make a full recovery from injuries that plagued her year, the former world number one said on Sunday. The twotime grand slam champion withdrew from this week's Wuhan Open in China with a foot injury and later announced...
  • I'm very satisfied with my tennis career, says Li Na 2 days ago

    Li Na, a twotime Grand Slam champion from China who took tennis in Asia to a new level, said Sunday she had "no regrets" about her decision to retire over long time issues with knee injuries. "I'm very satisfied with my tennis career," the 32yearold Li, a former French and Australian...
  • Asian Games 2014: India blank Nepal 30 in men's tennis to reach quarterfinals 2 days ago

    Incheon: India blanked Nepal 30 to sail into the quarterfinals of men's tennis team event in the 17th Asian Games here on Sunday. Yuki Bhambri did not drop a game en route to a crushing straight sets 60, 60 win over Jeetendra Pariyar to seal the issue in India's favour, after...
  • David Goffin, Joao Sousa reach Moselle Open final 2 days ago

    Sixthseeded Joao Sousa of Portugal rallied to win 76 (6), 62 against secondseeded Gael Monfils and reach the Moselle Open final, where he faces eighthseeded David Goffin of Belgium. Goffin, who eliminated topseeded JoWilfried Tsonga in the quarters, beat JanLennard Struff of Germany 76 (4), 63 in the other semifinal on...
  • Ana Ivanovic beats Caroline Wozniacki to win Pan Pacific Open 2 days ago

    Thirdseeded Ana Ivanovic of Serbia beat secondseeded Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark 62, 76 (2) on Sunday to win the Pan Pacific Open. In a match that featured two former World No. 1s, Ivanovic broke Wozniacki three times in the first set at Ariake Coliseum and won the secondset tiebreaker with a...
  • Sania Mirza, Cara Black win women's doubles title at Pan Pacific Open 3 days ago

    Tokyo: Maintaining her rich vein of form in the current season, Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza and her Zimbabwean partner Cara Black on Saturday bagged the women's doubles title at the WTA Toray Pacific Open with a 62, 75 victory over Spain's Garbine Muguruza and Carla Suarez Navarro. With the win,...
  • Karolina Pliskova beats Maria Kirilenko to reach final in Korea 3 days ago

    Seoul: Secondseeded Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic rallied from a set down on Saturday to beat Russia's Maria Kirilenko 46, 76 (5), 63 and reach the final of the Korea Open. Pliskova hit 10 aces at Olympic Park Tennis Center to oust Kirilenko, who needed a wild card to enter...
  • Monica Niculescu beats Alize Cornet to win Guangzhou Open 3 days ago

    Romania's Monica Niculescu took advantage of a dozen doublefaults by Alize Cornet to beat the Frenchwoman 64, 60 to win the Guangzhou Open on Saturday. The No. 60ranked Niculescu captured the second WTA Tour title of her career, following her win in Florianopolis last year. The Romanian didn't drop a set all...
  • Caroline Wozniacki, Ana Ivanovic reach the final at Pan Pacific Open 3 days ago

    Secondseeded Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark beat Garbine Muguruza of Spain 64, 26, 62 on Saturday to reach the final of the Pan Pacific Open. The US Open finalist lost the first two games of the third set but took advantage of an increasingly erratic Muguruza and won when her opponent sent...
  • Asian Games 2014: Indian women's tennis team beats Oman in opener 3 days ago

    Incheon: The Indian women's tennis team was off to a winning start in the 17th Asian Games as it blanked Oman 30 in the first round here on Saturday. Prarthana Gulabrao Thombare and Ankita Raina notched up contrasting singles victories before the pairing of Natasha Marie Anne Palha and Rishika Sunkara...
  • David Goffin beats JoWilfried Tsonga in Moselle quarters 3 days ago

    Eighthseeded David Goffin of Belgium rallied to beat topseeded JoWilfried Tsonga 16, 76 (5), 75 on Friday to reach the Moselle Open semifinals. Goffin next plays Germany's JanLennard Struff for the first time. Struff advanced after thirdseeded Philipp Kohlschreiber retired when trailing 50 after just 20 minutes. Secondseeded Gael Monfils of France...