TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS

  • Dipika Pallikal crashes out of squash tourney in New York January 20, 2014

    New York: World No. 12 Dipika Pallikal put up a spirited display before going down in straight games to Hong Kong's Annie Au in the Qualifying Finals of the Women's JP Morgan Tournament of Champions. Pallikal the highestranked player in the qualifiers lost 811, 911, 511 in 33 minutes...
  • Squash star Ghosal aims to breach top10 barrier in 2014 January 13, 2014

    New York: Saurav Ghosal, the highest ranked Indian player of alltime, is hoping to build up on a successful 2013 by getting his 2014 campaign off to a winning start at the iconic Tournament of Champions beginning here on January 17. Ghosal made history last year by becoming the first Indian...
  • Simona Halep beats Samantha Stosur to win Tournament of Champions November 4, 2013

    Sofia: Romanian Simona Halep battled back from a set down to beat former US Open champion Samantha Stosur 26, 62, 62 in a thrilling Tournament of Champions final on Sunday to capture her sixth title of the year. Winning the seasonending WTA event at the Armeets Arena in Sofia earned the...
  • Ivanovic beats Stosur at Tournament of Champions November 1, 2013

    Sofia: Ana Ivanovic overcame Sam Stosur 62, 57, 62 on Thursday for her second straight victory in the group stage at the seasonending WTA Tournament of Champions. The twotime tournament winner played very aggressively to win the opening set in just 30 minutes. Stosur then broke Ivanovic's serve in the second...
  • Ivanovic, Halep win opening matches in Sofia October 30, 2013

    Sofia: Ana Ivanovic and Simona Halep cruised to straightset victories on Tuesday in their opening roundrobin matches at the seasonending Tournament of Champions. Topseeded Halep of Romania defeated Russia's Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 63, 63 in the Serdika group, while the other tournament favorite, Ivanovic, routed Bulgaria's Tsvetana Pironkova 60, 62 in the...
  • Johnson wins windswept PGA seasonopener at Kapalua January 9, 2013

    Hawaii: It required a lot patience and overtime but American Dustin Johnson opened the PGA Tour season with a comfortable victory at the windswept Tournament of Champions in Hawaii on Tuesday. Johnson fired a fiveunder 68 on another blustery day at the Kapalua Resort to finish four shots clear of defending...
  • Johnson takes charge with power at Kapalua January 8, 2013

    Kapalua, Hawaii: Dustin Johnson took control of the weatherhit Tournament of Champions in Hawaii on Monday with an awesome display of power hitting in the second round after the 2013 PGA Tour finally got under way. Tied for the lead with fellow Americans Mark Wilson and Nick Watney when the...
  • Strong winds wipe out first day at Kapalua January 5, 2013

    The 2013 PGA Tour got off to a false start on Friday when firstround play at the seasonopening Hyundai Tournament of Champions in Hawaii was abandoned because of strong winds. Following an earlier suspension in play due to adverse conditions at the Kapalua Resort, the players were summoned off the...
  • Petrova trounces Wozniacki in Champions final November 5, 2012

    Sofia: Russia's Nadia Petrova thrashed topseeded Dane Caroline Wozniacki 62 61 on Sunday to secure her maiden Tournament of Champions trophy and a 13th career title. It was the 30yearold's third tournament victory of the year after winning a Wimbledon warmup event in Den Bosch, Netherlands and the Pan Pacific...
  • Petrova sets up Wozniacki final at Tournament of Champions November 4, 2012

    Sofia, Bulgaria: Topseeded Caroline Wozniacki reached the Tournament of Champions final after beating Bulgaria's Tsvetana Pironkova 64, 61 on Saturday. In Sunday's final, Wozniacki will play secondseeded Nadia Petrova of Russia, who defeated Roberta Vinci of Italy 67 (8), 61, 64 in a dramatic match that lasted 2 hours, 42 minutes. "At...
  • Pallikal loses in Tournament of Champions final January 27, 2012

    New Delhi: India's young woman squash sensation Dipika Pallikal's hopes of winning a sixth WISPA title went up in smoke when she lost her title clash against Natalie Grinham of the Netherlands in the Tournament of Champions in New York on Thursday night. Pallikal, playing her ninth match in 10 days,...
  • Pallikal enters Tournament of Champions final January 26, 2012

    New Delhi: Dipika Pallikal became the first Indian ever to reach the summit clash of a Silver event when she clinched a threeset thriller against New Zealand's Jaclyn Hawkes to march into the final of the Tournament of Champions squash meet in New York on Thursday. Seventh seed Pallikal, India's topranked...
  • Ivanovic celebrates birthday with Bali high November 6, 2011

    Bali: Ana Ivanovic celebrated her 24th birthday by successfully defending her Tournament of Champions title with a comfortable 63 60 victory over Spain's Anabel Medina Garrigues on Sunday. The victory was the Serb's 11th singles title but first since winning the event last year. Her previous best results in 2011...