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  • Venus Williams out of China Open with viral illness 48 minutes ago

    Venus Williams withdrew from the China Open with a viral illness on Thursday shortly before her third-round match against Petra Kvitova. The match would have been a reprise of their third-round encounter at Wimbledon, which Kvitova won in three sets after being just two points from defeat in the second set....
  • I think Narine will get over this episode, says Windies' coach Williams Yesterday

    Mumbai: West Indies coach Stuart Williams said mystery spinner Sunil Narine, who has been reported for suspect bowling action during a Champions League Twenty20 match, will get over the episode in a positive manner. "We haven't actually spoken to Sunil as yet. Sunil obviously is a champion. He is a strong...
  • Petra Kvitova, Venus Williams rematch set at China Open Yesterday

    Petra Kvitova and Venus Williams will meet in the third round of the China Open in a reprise of their dramatic, three-set encounter at Wimbledon. The third-seeded Czech defeated Peng Shuai of China 6-4, 6-2 beneath the roof on center court on a cold, rainy Wednesday in Beijing. Williams advanced on...
  • Serena and Cilic advance in China, Nadal loses in doubles 3 days ago

    Serena Williams narrowly avoided a bagel against Spanish qualifier Silvia Soler-Espinosa, then won 13 of the next 15 games to pull out a 7-5, 6-2 victory Monday in the first round of the China Open. Williams looked lethargic and flat-footed at the start, pushing the ball back without much pace or...
  • Venus Williams, Maria Sharapova advance at China Open 4 days ago

    Maria Sharapova and Venus Williams moved into the second round at the China Open on Sunday with straight-set victories. The fourth-seeded Sharapova overcame six double-faults to defeat Estonian Kaia Kanepi 6-4, 6-1, while the 16th-seeded Williams came back from a 3-0 deficit in the opening set to defeat Britain's Heather Watson...
  • Serena Williams, Andre Agassi, Patrick Rafter to lead IPTL's Singapore franchise 1 week ago

    Singapore: Heavyweights Serena Williams, Andre Agassi, and Patrick Rafter will represent Singapore Slammers for the home leg in the inaugural International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) to be held here December 2-4. In addition to current women 's world number one Williams and retired Agassi and Rafter, notable players include Tomas Berdych,...
  • Serena Williams out in second round at Wuhan Open September 23, 2014

    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...
  • Venus Williams knocked out early in Wuhan Open September 21, 2014

    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...
  • As it happened: Kings XI Punjab vs Barbados Tridents, CLT20 Match 5 September 21, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) After launching their campaign on a winning note, IPL finalists Kings XI Punjab will look to dish out another dominating performance when they face the formidable Barbados Tridents. The Kings XI came into the tournament on the back of a successful...
  • Seven young Iranians who danced on a rooftop to Pharrell Williams' hit 'Happy' given suspended jail sentences and 91 lashes each September 20, 2014

    Seven young Iranians featured dancing to Pharrell Williams' hit "Happy" in a video that went viral on the Internet have been given suspended jail and lashing sentences, a lawyer said today. Recorded on a smartphone and uploaded multiple times on YouTube, the clip shows three unveiled girls dancing and singing to the...
  • Ricciardo targets podium ahead of improving Vettel in Singapore GP September 19, 2014

    Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo believes he can get back on the Formula One podium in Singapore on Sunday after his winning streak ended in Italy two weeks ago. "I guess I am expecting a podium. I think we have to aim for that if we want to stay in the title...
  • Williams can catch Red Bull, says Felipe Massa September 17, 2014

    Singapore: Brazilian Felipe Massa feels he has turned a corner after his first podium of the season in Italy last time out and is cautiously confident his Williams team can catch Red Bull in the constructors' championship. Massa, who joined Williams at the start of the season after eight years with...
  • Barack Obama appoints IndiaAmerican to key administration post September 10, 2014

    Washington: US President Barack Obama has appointed another IndianAmerican to a key administration post as member of prestigious J William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. Obama announced Maneesh K Goyal's appointment and other key administration posts, the White House said in a statement. "These men and women have demonstrated knowledge and dedication throughout...
  • Prince William, Kate thrilled as they expect their 2nd child September 9, 2014

    Prince George is not going to be an only child for long, Prince William, Kate are expecting their second baby. William's younger brother, Prince Harry said that he could not wait for the little one to join their family. ...
  • Serena Williams not yet thinking about 22 Grand Slam titles September 8, 2014

    New York: Serena Williams isn't sure if she's willing or able to reach 22 Grand Slam titles. Still, she knows her next goal is 19 after she won her 18th on Sunday at the US Open to match Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova. And should she get to 19, she figures...
  • Prince William and wife Kate expecting second baby September 8, 2014

    London: Britain's Prince William, grandson of Queen Elizabeth, and his wife Kate are expecting their second baby, Buckingham Palace said on Monday. The couple's first child, Prince George, was born in July 2013 amid a huge international media frenzy. William is second in line to the British throne, with George third. "The...
  • Serena Williams wins third US Open in row, 18th Grand Slam title September 8, 2014

    New York: Serena Williams ended a difficultforher Grand Slam season in the best way possible, winning her third consecutive US Open title by beating Caroline Wozniacki 63, 63 on Sunday. Williams equaled Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova with 18 major singles titles, the fourthmost in history. Williams also matched Evert's total...
  • Valtteri Bottas and Felipe Massa staying at Williams in 2015 September 7, 2014

    Finland's Valtteri Bottas and Brazilian Felipe Massa will race for Williams again next season in an unchanged lineup, the Formula One team said on Sunday. "The team is having a much improved 2014 season and the skill of our drivers and their feedback to our engineers has proved crucial in this,"...
  • Williams, Wozniacki clash for US Open trophy September 7, 2014

    New York: Back in May, in the aftermath of early losses for both at the French Open, good friends Serena Williams and Caroline Wozniacki who also was about a week removed from the end of her engagement to golf's Rory McIlroy flew from Paris to Miami and hung...
  • World of Warcraft pays tribute to Robin Williams; the actor makes a subtle cameo in the video game September 7, 2014

    Washington: Hollywood star Robin Williams, who died August 11 and was a devoted video game fan, has made a subtle cameo in "World of Warcraft," as promised by gamemaker Blizzard Entertainment. In a test version of "Warlords of Draenor," a futuristic character named Robin emerges from a lamp to quote two...
  • Serena Williams qualifies for WTA Finals in Singapore September 6, 2014

    Defending champion Serena Williams is the first player to qualify for the yearending WTA Finals to be held in Singapore Oct 1726, the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) announced Saturday. The top eight women's singles and women's doubles players and pairs qualify for the week long event, this time to be held...
  • Serena and Wozniacki reach US Open final September 6, 2014

    New York: Serena Williams and friend Caroline Wozniacki arranged a gettogether in the US Open women's final, winning their Friday semifinals in contrasting fashion on a stifling hot, humid day at Flushing Meadows. Topseeded world number one Williams overpowered Russian lefthander Ekaterina Makarova 61, 63, unleashing her daunting firepower against the...
  • Serena Williams crushes Flavia Pennetta to reach US Open semifinals September 4, 2014

    Twotimes defending champion Serena Williams, in her black and white leopard dress, started quietly before roaring past 11th seed Flavia Pennetta 63, 62 to reach the semifinals of the US Open on Wednesday. The world number one lost her first two service games to Pennetta to fall behind 30 before snapping...
  • 'Never be bullied into silence': Late actor Robin William's daughter Zelda who was forced off Twitter by trolls joins back September 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Actress Zelda Williams, daughter of late comedian Robin Williams, made a comeback on Twitter exactly 20 days after she decided to quit the social media website after being trolled by fans of her late father. Zelda posted on her Tumbler account a Harvey Fierstein quote. "Never be bullied into...
  • Williams sisters lose in US Open women's doubles quarters September 3, 2014

    Serena Williams took a medical timeout to have her right ankle retaped and later doublefaulted on the last two points as she and sister Venus lost in the doubles quarterfinals at the US Open. The Williams sisters, owners of 13 Grand Slam doubles titles, were beaten 76 (5), 64 Tuesday by...
  • Defending champ Serena Williams reaches quarterfinals of US Open September 2, 2014

    Serena Williams dealt with her grand slam frustrations this year by trying to appreciate the big picture, and a more relaxed top seed reaped the benefits with a straightset win into the US Open quarterfinals. Williams is gunning for her third US Open title in a row but for the moment...
  • US Open 2014: Djokovic, Murray in quarters clash, Serena advances September 2, 2014

    New York: The tension mounted and temperatures soared at the US Open on Monday as top seed Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray set up a sensational quarterfinal, and Serena Williams made a 2014 grand slam breakthrough. Temperatures neared 90 degrees (32 C) in Flushing Meadows and hovered around 100 (38 C)...