Tennis

  • Stanislas Wawrinka beats Roger Federer to win Monte Carlo Masters 20-04-2014 09:40 PM

    Monaco: Stanislas Wawrinka won the Monte Carlo Masters for the first time after rallying to beat Roger Federer 4-6, 7-6 (5), 6-2 in a rare all-Swiss final on Sunday. The Australian Open champion had lost his previous two Masters finals and looked like losing a third until Federer's level dropped...
  • France, United States tied 1-1 in Fed Cup 20-04-2014 12:52 PM

    St. Louis: Madison Keys rallied for a three-set victory over Alize Cornet on Saturday, giving the United States a split of the opening two matches in their Fed Cup weekend against France. Keys dropped the first set to Cornet and then trailed 5-3 in the second before she came back...
  • Germany storm into Fed Cup final 20-04-2014 12:45 PM

    Brisbane: Germany sealed their place in the Fed Cup final by taking an unbeatable 3-0 lead over Australia when Angelique Kerber beat Sam Stosur in three sets on Sunday. Kerber overcame a slow start to win 4-6, 6-0, 6-4 and put Germany into their first Fed Cup final since 1992,...
  • Novak Djokovic out for 'some time' with wrist injury 20-04-2014 11:09 AM

    Novak Djokovic said on Saturday he would not be able to play tennis "for some time" after being hampered by a wrist injury at the Monte Carlo Masters. The Serbian second seed was knocked out 7-5 6-2 by former world number one Roger Federer in the semi-finals, being clearly bothered...
  • Czech Republic lead Italy 2-0 in Fed Cup semifinal 20-04-2014 10:50 AM

    Prague: The Czech Republic lead 2-0 over Italy in tennis Fed Cup semifinal after the two singles games that were played on Saturday. Czech player Safarova beat Italian Errani 6-4, 6-1 and Kvitova, who is the current world No. 6 in WTA single's ranking, beat Giorgi 6-4, 6-2, Xinhua reported....
  • Dominika Cibulkova to play Donna Vekic in Malaysian Open final 19-04-2014 11:42 PM

    Malaysia: Top-seeded Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia overcame a fighting Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic 6-7 (3), 6-3, 6-3 in the semi-finals of the Malaysian Open on Saturday. Cibulkova won her second successive match from a set down and will play seventh-seeded Donna Vekic of Croatia in Sunday's final. Cibulkova,...
  • Roger Federer defeats Novak Djokovic to enter Monte Carlo final 19-04-2014 09:12 PM

    Monaco: Roger Federer defeated defending Monte Carlo Masters champion Novak Djokovic 7-5, 6-2 on Saturday to set up an all-Swiss final against Stanislas Wawrinka. Djokovic complained of soreness in his right wrist at the start of the week and took to the court with it heavily strapped. Although he seemed...
  • Stanislas Wawrinka beats David Ferrer to reach Monte Carlo final 19-04-2014 08:47 PM

    Monaco: Australian Open champion Stanislas Wawrinka reached the Monte Carlo Masters final after beating Spaniard David Ferrer 6-1, 7-6 (3) on Saturday to set up a possible all-Swiss decider against Roger Federer. Although the third-seeded Wawrinka made a string of unforced errors - 40 compared to 12 for Ferrer -...
  • Agnieszka Radwanska gives Poland 1-0 lead over Spain in Fed Cup 19-04-2014 06:43 PM

    Spain: Agnieszka Radwanska eased to a 6-2, 6-2 win over Silvia Soler-Espinosa to give Poland a 1-0 lead over Spain in their Fed Cup World Group playoff on Saturday. The third-ranked Radwanska hit 33 winners to Soler-Espinosa's 17 to claim the match on the outdoor red clay court at the...
  • Czech Republic lead Italy 1-0 in Fed Cup semis 19-04-2014 06:43 PM

    Ostrava: The Czech Republic took a 1-0 lead over defending champion Italy in the Fed Cup semi-finals Saturday after Lucie Safarova defeated Sara Errani 6-4, 6-1 in the opening singles match. The 26th-ranked Safarova converted her first match point with a return winner to complete the victory over her 11th-ranked...
  • Germany lead Australia 2-0 in semi-final in Fed Cup 19-04-2014 05:09 PM

    Brisbane: Andrea Petkovic and Angelique Kerber had straight-set wins on Saturday to give Germany a 2-0 lead over Australia in their Fed Cup semi-final and primed to reach their first final in 21 years. Petkovic opened with a 6-1, 7-6 (7) win over Sam Stosur while top-ranked German player Kerber...
  • Djokovic to vie with Federer for spot in Monte Carlo final 19-04-2014 08:41 AM

    Monaco: Serbia's Novak Djokovic and Swiss great Roger Federer will face one other in the semifinals of the Monte Carlo Masters after each triumphed in hard-fought matches Friday. Djokovic, ranked second in the world, needed more than two hours to defeat Spaniard Guillermo Garcia Lopez 4-6, 6-3, 6-1. Federer, meanwhile,...
  • Dominika Cibulkova reaches Malaysian Open semis 18-04-2014 11:15 PM

    Kuala Lumpur: Top-seeded Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia rallied to beat Zarina Diyas of Kazakhstan 4-6, 6-2, 6-4 on Friday and reach the semi-finals of the Malaysian Open. The 10th-ranked Cibulkova saved 20 break points to prevail over her sixth-seeded opponent after more than 2 hours. Cibulkova will play third-seeded Karolina...
  • Rafael Nadal admits he's lacking confidence 18-04-2014 09:48 PM

    Despite going into the Monte Carlo Masters on the back of another impressive unbeaten run on clay, Rafael Nadal admitted six months before his beloved French Open that he has been struggling with his confidence for months. The world number one, who was knocked out in the quarter-finals of the...
  • Rafael Nadal ousted by David Ferrer in Monte Carlo quarters 18-04-2014 06:55 PM

    Monaco: Rafael Nadal lost to Spanish compatriot David Ferrer 7-6 (1), 6-4 in the quarter-finals on Friday, his earliest exit at the Monte Carlo Masters in 11 years. While he beat Nadal just last year, Ferrer hadn't defeated Nadal on clay since 2004. A day after becoming the 11th man...
  • Lucie Safarova opens Fed Cup for Czechs against Sara Errani 18-04-2014 05:32 PM

    Ostrava: Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic will face Sara Errani of defending champion Italy in the opening singles of their Fed Cup semi-final on Saturday. The 26th-ranked Safarova and the 11th-ranked Errani have met twice at WTA tournaments and are 1-1. No.6-ranked Petra Kvitova will play the second singles...
  • Stanislas Wawrinka beats Milos Raonic to reach Monte Carlo semis 18-04-2014 05:28 PM

    Monaco: Australian Open champion Stanislas Wawrinka reached the semi-finals of the Monte Carlo Masters after beating eighth-seeded Milos Raonic of Canada 7-6 (5), 6-2 on Friday. The third-seeded Wawrinka reached the semis five years ago, losing to Novak Djokovic. He faces either eight-time champion Rafael Nadal or sixth-seeded David Ferrer....
  • British tennis number one Robson to miss Wimbledon, French Open 18-04-2014 09:54 AM

    British women's number one Laura Robson will miss the French Open and Wimbledon after having surgery on her wrist, the 20-year-old announced on Thursday. Robson, who has a world ranking of 64, has not played since losing in the Australian Open first round to Kirsten Flipkens and will travel to...
  • Fed Cup: Samantha Stosur plays Petkovic to open semi-final 18-04-2014 09:00 AM

    Brisbane: Australian No.1 Samantha Stosur will meet Germany's second-ranked player Andrea Petkovic in the opening match of the Fed Cup World Group semifinal. Friday's draw also pitted Casey Dellacqua against Germany No. 1 Angelique Kerber in the second match Saturday on outdoor hard courts at Pat Rafter Arena. The reverse...
  • Djokovic races into Monte Carlo Masters quarters 17-04-2014 10:25 PM

    Monaco: Defending champion Novak Djokovic of Serbia raced into the Monte Carlo Masters quarterfinals on Thursday, dispatching Pablo Carreno Busta 6-0, 6-1 in just 47 minutes. Eight-time champion Rafael Nadal also had little trouble reaching the last eight, beating Italian Andreas Seppi 6-1, 6-3, while fourth-seeded Roger Federer shook off...
  • Rafael Nadal battles wardrobe malfunction in Monte Carlo 17-04-2014 09:25 PM

    Rafael Nadal is battling a wardrobe malfunction that has forced him to alter his serving routine at this week's Monte Carlo Masters. When he has failed with his first serve, Nadal has had to ask for another ball rather than plucking one from his shorts, because he has been experiencing...
  • Cibulkova reaches Malaysian Open quarterfinals 17-04-2014 09:10 PM

    Kuala Lumpur: Top-seeded Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia needed just over an hour to beat Su-Wei Hsieh of Taiwan 6-1, 6-2 on Thursday to reach the quarterfinals of Malaysian Open. Third-seeded Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic also advanced, beating Ying-Ying Duan of China 6-1, 6-3 to set up a quarterfinal...
  • Nadal and Federer breeze into last eight of Monte Carlo 17-04-2014 06:38 PM

    Monaco: Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer demonstrated their superior class on clay as they eased into the quarterfinals of the Monte Carlo Masters on Thursday. Claycourt wizard Nadal barely broke a sweat in his 6-1, 6-3 thrashing of Italy's Andreas Seppi while fourth seed Federer recovered from a break in...
  • Stanislas Wawrinka into quarters of Monte Carlo Masters 17-04-2014 04:50 PM

    Swiss third seed Stanislas Wawrinka reached the quarter-finals of the Monte Carlo Masters without hitting a ball on Thursday after his third-round opponent Nicolas Almagro withdrew for an unspecified reason. The Australian Open champion advances to meet eighth seed Milos Raonic after the Canadian beat 11th-seeded Spaniard Tommy Robredo 6-4...
  • Bopanna, Qureshi move into Monte Carlo quarters 17-04-2014 03:49 PM

    Monte Carlo: Indian Davis Cupper Rohan Bopanna and his partner Aisam-ul-haq Qureshi lost only three games against Lukas Kubot and Robert Lindstedt before advancing to the quarter-finals of the ATP Monte Carlo Rolex Masters. The unseeded Indo-Pak pair scored a dominant 6-3, 6-0 win over the seventh seed Polish-Swede combo...
  • Federer hints at missing French Open to be with wife, newborn 16-04-2014 10:24 PM

    Roger Federer is prepared to skip tournaments, including possibly the French Open, to be with his wife when she gives birth again. Federer, who has twin daughters with wife Mirka, announced on December 24 they are expecting their third child, although they have not said when. The 32-year-old Federer still...
  • Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal into Monte Carlo Masters 3rd round 16-04-2014 07:51 PM

    Monaco: Roger Federer was happier than eight-time champion Rafael Nadal after their straight-sets wins to reach the Monte Carlo Masters third round on Wednesday. Federer took just 52 minutes to beat veteran Radek Stepanek 6-1, 6-2, while Nadal overcame a rusty start to put away Teymuraz Gabashvili 6-4, 6-1. The...
  • Novak Djokovic eases into Monte Carlo 3rd round 15-04-2014 10:31 PM

    Monaco: Novak Djokovic began the defense of his Monte Carlo Masters title in flamboyant style Tuesday, taking only 45 minutes to beat Albert Montanes 6-1, 6-0 and maintain his perfect record against the Spaniard. The second-ranked Serb won 11 consecutive games and improved to 6-0 against Montanes, who has taken...
  • Bopanna-Qureshi pair advances to pre-quarters in Monaco 15-04-2014 07:27 PM

    Monte Carlo: Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-ul-haq Qureshi overcame a stiff resistance from Julian Knowle and Vasek Pospisil before moving to the pre-quarterfinals of the ATP Monte Carlo Masters, here on Tuesday. The Indo-Pak pair battled past the Austrian-Canadian combo 7-6 (2), 6-4 in one hour and 15 minutes in its...
  • Organisers raise French Open prize money 15-04-2014 04:53 PM

    Paris: Prize money at the French Open will rise to more than 25 million euros ($34.5 million) this year, an increase of 3 million euros ($4.1 million) from last year. The men's and women's champions will receive 1.65 million euros each, 150,000 euros more than 2013, and losing finalists will...