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11-Sep-2017 New York

Rafael Nadal beats Anderson to win third US Open title

Spain's Rafael Nadal defeated Kevin Anderson from South Africa 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 to win his third US Open title on Sunday.The victory gave the world number one the 16th Grand Slam title. Only his longtime rival Roger Federer has more, with 19.Besides his triumph...

09-Sep-2017 New York

Rafael Nadal enters US Open final

Spanish star Rafael Nadal qualified for the men's singles final at the US Open tennis tournament with a hard fought victory over Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina here.The current World No.1 had to fight hard before winning 4-6, 6-0, 6-3, 6-2 in a semi-final...

04-Sep-2017 New York

Maria Sharapova knocked out of US Open

Maria Sharapova's first Grand Slam tournament in 19 months ended with defeat by Anastasija Sevastova in the US Open fourth round.Latvia's Sevastova, the 16th seed, won 5-7 6-4 6-2 to reach the quarter-finals in New York on Sunday, BBC reported.The 27-year-old...

04-Sep-2017 New York

US Open: Venus Williams enters quarterfinals

Venus Williams eliminated Spain's Carla Suarez in the fourth round of the US Open, moving to the quarterfinals after downing her rival 6-3, 3-6, 6-1.Willams defeated Suarez during the match on Sunday in an hour and 50 minutes at Flushing Meadows here, Efe...

30-Aug-2017 New York

World No.1 Rafael Nadal starts US Open with comfortable win

Top seed Rafael Nadal began his quest for a third US Open tennis title by defeating Serbia's Dusan Lajovic 7-6 (8-6), 6-2, 6-2 to advance to the second round.The match on Tuesday was played under the Arthur Ashe Stadium roof at Flushing Meadows amid heavy...

21-Aug-2017 Madrid

Rafael Nadal tops ATP rankings for first time in 3 years

Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal has regained the number one spot in the men's Association of Tennis Professionals world singles rankings for the first time since July 2014, the ATP said on Monday.The 31-year-old was set to take over the ATP top position from...

19-Aug-2017 Cincinnati

Rafael Nadal enters Cincinnati quarters

Top seed Rafael Nadal survived a stern test from unseeded compatriot Albert Ramos-Vinolas to register a 7-6 (7-1), 6-2 victory in a men's singles third round match at the Cincinnati Masters tennis tournament here.The Spanish star set up a quarter-final showdown...

08-Jul-2017 London

Novak Djokovic advances to Wimbledon final 16

Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic, the tourney's second seed, reached the Wimbledon final 16 for the 10th time after beating Latvia's Ernests Gulbis.The world number 4 Serbian defeated his Latvian rival 6-4, 6-1, 7-6 (2) in two hours and 11 minutes on Saturday...

08-Jul-2017 Wimbledon

Sania Mirza-Kirsten advance at Wimbledon

Indian star Sania Mirza and her Belgian partner Kirsten Flipkens defeated the British pair of Naomi Broady and Heather Watson in a hard fought encounter to enter the third round of the women's doubles event at the Wimbledon tennis tournament here on Saturday.Sania...

03-Jul-2017 Madrid

Andy Murray stays on top in unchanged ATP rankings

Briton Andy Murray continued to lead the men's Association of Tennis Professionals world singles rankings released on Monday, with 9,390 points, in a week with no changes in the top 10.The week also coincides with the start of the Wimbledon tournament, with...

01-Jul-2017 Eastbourne (UK)

Novak Djokovic clinches Eastbourne tennis title

Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic on Saturday defeated France's Gael Monfils to clinch the Eastbourne International title ahead of Wimbledon, which kicks off in two days.The top-seeded Serb defeated Monfils, who reached his first grass-court final in 13 years,...

26-Jun-2017 Madrid

Andy Murray remains on top of ATP rankings

Britain's Andy Murray continued to lead the men's Association of Tennis Professionals world singles rankings released on Monday, while Croatian Marin Cilic climbed to sixth place.Murray kept his place on top in spite of an early elimination from round of 32 of...

12-Jun-2017 Madrid

Rafael Nadal returns to second spot, Murray on top of ATP rankings

Spaniard Rafael Nadal regained the second place in the men's Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) world singles rankings on Monday, a day after winning his tenth French Open title.However, Briton Andy Murray continued to lead the ATP rankings, despite losing...

07-Jun-2017 Paris

Timea Bacsinszky, Jelena Ostapenko advance to French Open semis

Switzerland's Timea Bacsinszky and Latvia's Jelena Ostapenko advanced to the women's singles semi-finals in the French Open tennis championships.The 27-year-old Bacsinszky on Tuesday defeated Frenchwoman Kristina Mladenovic 6-4, 6-4 in one hour and 49 minutes in a...

01-Jun-2017 Paris

Rafael Nadal storms into French Open third round

Rafael Nadal confidently moved one step closer to a potential 10th French Open title with a 6-1, 6-4, 6-3 second-round victory over Robin Haase.The Spaniard needed just an hour and 49 minutes on Wednesday to overcome his 46th-ranked opponent, playing a clean...

29-May-2017 Madrid

Andy Murray remains at top of ATP rankings, no changes in top 10

Briton Andy Murray continued to lead the men's Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) world singles rankings released on Monday, in a week with no changes in the top 10.With 10,370 points, Murray continued to lead the rankings of the last week, a position...

20-May-2017 Rome

Novak Djokovic eliminates Del Potro to advance to Italian Open semis

Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic, world no. 2, qualified for the Italian Open semi-final after his victory over Argentine Juan Martin Del Potro here on Saturday.The four-time Serbian champion defeated his Argentine rival 6-1, 6-4, after the game was suspended...

17-May-2017 Rome

Rafael Nadal in third round of Italian Open

Spanish tennis star and World No.4 Rafael Nadal reached the third round of the Rome Masters after compatriot Nicolas Almagro pulled out due to injury here on Wednesday.Almagro was trailing 0-3 to Nadal, a record seven-time champion, when he decided to withdraw...

15-May-2017 Rome

Motivated as ever to reclaim top spot : Novak Djokovic

Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic on Monday said he remains as motivated as ever to reclaim his old position at top of the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) rankings, although he has not played his best match this year."I felt that the start of the...

15-May-2017 Madrid

Rafael Nadal defeats Thiem to claim fifth Madrid Masters crown

Spanish No.1 Rafael Nadal claimed his fifth Mutua Madrid Open title with a 7-6 (10), 6-4 win over eighth seeded Dominic Thiem here.Sunday's win also means that Nadal has now won 30 ATP Masters 1000 Series titles in his long career, more than anyone who is currently...

08-May-2017 Madrid

Serena Williams maintains top spot in WTA rankings

United States tennis player Serena Williams continued to lead the Women's Tennis Association world rankings released on Monday, with 7,010 points.German Angelique Kerber remained in second place, followed by Czech Karolina Pliskova in third.Spanish Garbiñe...

08-May-2017 Madrid

Andy Murray stays at top of ATP rankings

Britain's Andy Murray continued to lead the men's Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) world singles rankings released on Monday.Serbian Novak Djokovic came in second, followed by Swiss Stan Wawrinka and compatriot Roger Federer, respectively, reports Efe.Spaniard...

06-May-2017 Madrid

Rafael Nadal says he's in Madrid with same ambition as always

Spain's Rafael Nadal has said he was approaching next week's Madrid Open, which he has won on four occasions, with the same ambition as always.The 30-year-old Nadal, who is enjoying a resurgence in 2017, is seeking to win the Monte-Carlo Masters, Barcelona Open...

24-Apr-2017 Madrid

Serena Williams regains top spot in tennis rankings

United States tennis icon Serena Williams has returned to the top of the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) singles rankings, released on Monday, with 7,010 points.Germany's Angelique Kerber dropped to the second position. Czech Karolina Pliskova came in third,...

17-Apr-2017 Madrid

Andy Murray stays at top of ATP rankings

British tennis ace Andy Murray continued to lead the men's Association of Tennis Professionals world singles rankings, released on Monday.Serbian Novak Djokovic came in second, followed by Swiss Stan Wawrinka and Roger Federer in third and fourth place,...

25-Mar-2017 Miami

Venus Williams, Kerber advance to third round at windy Miami Open

American Venus Williams and Germany's Angelique Kerber both advanced in windy conditions at the Miami Open tennis tournament, earning victories in second-round matches that ended in the wee hours of Saturday.With strong gusts making every rally an adventure and...

27-Feb-2017 Madrid

Andy Murray retains top spot in ATP rankings

British tennis player Andy Murray stayed at the top of the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) world rankings released on Monday.The 29-year-old Scot led the rankings for the first time in his career on November 7 and kept the lead since with 11.540 points,...

13-Feb-2017 Madrid

Serena Williams leads WTA rankings

American tennis player Serena Williams led the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) world rankings on Monday for the third consecutive week.The WTA rankings top 10 did not see any changes this week as Kerber came in second with 7,115 points, followed by Czech Karolina...

06-Feb-2017 Madrid

Serena Williams leads WTA rankings

American tennis player Serena Williams led the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) world rankings on Monday for the second consecutive week.After winning the Australian Open last week, Williams snatched the top spot from Germany's Angelique Kerber, reports Efe.Williams...

29-Jan-2017 Melbourne

Roger Federer's Grand Slam titles

Roger Federer has won 18 Grand Slam titles. The list:2003 - Wimbledon - Mark Philippoussis - 7-6 (7-5), 6-2, 7-6 (7-3)2004 - Australian Open - Marat Safin - 7-6 (7-3), 6-4, 6-22004 - Wimbledon - Andy Roddick - 4-6, 7-5, 7-6 (7-3), 6-42004 - US Open - Lleyton...

29-Jan-2017 Melbourne

Roger Federer overcomes Nadal to reign in Australian Open

Roger Federer has won his fifth Australian Open title and 18th overall major crown, defeating Rafael Nadal 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 at the Rod Laver Arena here on Sunday.Federer extended his lead over Nadal in the all-time major wins list to four with his first...

19-Jan-2017 Melbourne

Hesh and I are good friends : Leander Paes

Leander Paes, India's never-give-up tennis star, said he hopes to work well under the captaincy of his former doubles partner Mahesh Bhupathi since "we are good friends"."I don't forsee any problem. I will remain calm and collected," he told IANS a few hours...

18-Jan-2017 Melbourne

Rohan Bopanna , Sania Mirza enter second round of Australian Open

India's star tennis doubles players, Rohan Bopanna pairing Pable Cuevas of Peru and Sania Mirza pairing with her new partner Barbora Strycova of Czech Republic, advanced to the second round with little difficulty on the third day of the Australian Open.Bopanna...

08-Jan-2017 Doha

Novak Djokovic beats Andy Murray to claim Doha title

Novak Djokovic beat Andy Murray 6-3, 5-7, 6-4 to defend his Qatar ExxonMobil Open title and exact revenge on the World No. 1 tennis star.In an electrifying final here on Saturday, the Serbian captured his first title since July (Rogers Cup) and showed some...

07-Jan-2017 Brisbane

Sania wins Brisbane International crown but loses No. 1 WTA rank

Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza clinched her first title of the season with American partner Bethanie Mattek-Sands by winning the Brisbane International women's doubles title here on Saturday.Sania, who has held the WTA doubles No. 1 ranking for 91 weeks beginning...

06-Jan-2017 Doha

Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic in semis at ExxonMobil Open

The world's top two tennis players, Britain's Andy Murray and Serbia's Novak Djokovic, have advanced to the semi-finals of the Qatar ExxonMobil Open.Murray, the World No.1, beat Spain's Nicolas Almagro 7-6 (7-4), 7-5. Djokovic, the defending champion, took...

05-Jan-2017 Chennai

Not retiring: Leander Paes

After losing a late night encounter against the Indian men's doubles pair of Divij Sharan and Purav Raja, tennis legend Leander Paes dismissed all talk of retirement, saying he hoped to be back holding aloft the Chennai Open trophy next year.Over the past...

20-Dec-2016 Mumbai

I associate with brands I believe in, says Sania Mirza

Tennis star Sania Mirza, who graced the launch of her sister Anam Mirza's Label Bazaar, says she associates with brands which she truly believes in.Sania Mirza was present on Tuesday at the launch of the Third Season of The Label Bazaar Exhibition, helmed by...

08-Dec-2016 Udhampur

District Open Table Tennis Tournament concludes at Udhampur

District  Open Table Tennis Tournament  organized by   District Police Udhampur  under CAP  in collaboration with district administration, J&K sports council and Udhampur Table Tennis association , concluded here on Wednesday at District...

27-Nov-2016 Hyderabad

Ram Charan, Sania Mirza flag off Hyderabad 10K Run

Telugu actor Ram Charan and tennis star Sania Mirza flagged off the Hyderabad 10K Run here on Sunday. Telangana Information Technology Minister K.T. Rama Rao and actress Raashi Khanna were also part of the inaugural ceremony of the event.On the occasion, Ram...

21-Nov-2016 London

Murray finishes 2016 at top of men's tennis singles rankings

Scottish Andy Murray finished 2016 at the top of the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) singles rankings released on Monday, after winning the ATP World Tour Finals title on Sunday.The 29-year-old led the rankings for the first time in his career on November...

21-Nov-2016 London

Andy Murray beats Djokovic to win ATP Finals title

Andy Murray beat four-time defending champion Novak Djokovic in straight sets at London's O2 Arena on Sunday to win the ATP World Tour Finals title and also secure year-end top spot in the world rankings.The 29-year-old became the 17th different player to...

15-Nov-2016 Kolkata

2017 will be a year of world records: Leander Paes

India's most decorated tennis player Leander Paes said on Tuesday that 2017 will be a year of world records for him."2017 will be a year of world records. There are couple of world records I wanna achieve and that's why I still go in there and put in the hard...

15-Nov-2016 Ludhiana

Andy Murray, Nishikori win at ATP World Tour Finals

Andy Murray defeated seventh seed Marin Cilic 6-3, 6-2 in their Group clash at the ATP World Tour Finals here for his first victory after climbing to the top of the World rankings.In an earlier match at the O2 Arena on Monday, fifth seed Kei Nishikori shocked...

15-Nov-2016 London

Andy Murray wins first match as world number 1

Andy Murray defeated seventh seed Marin Cilic 6-3, 6-2 in their Group clash for his first victory after climbing to the top of the world rankings at the ATP World Tour Finals in London's O2 Arena."A big thank you for all of the support, it was an incredible...

05-Nov-2016 Paris

Andy Murray becomes first Briton to top ATP rankings

Andy Murray became the first-ever Briton to earn the world No. 1 spot after Milos Raonic pulled out of the Paris Masters before their semifinal clash here on Saturday due to an injury.The 29-year-old Murray, who holds three Grand Slam titles and two Olympic...

31-Oct-2016 Madrid

Novak Djokovic retains top spot in ATP rankings

Serbian tennis ace Novak Djokovic retained his top spot with 12.900 points in the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) rankings released on Monday.Scotland's Andy Murray is at second spot with 10.985 points while Japanese Kei Nishikori climbed to fourth...

13-Oct-2016 Shanghai

Andy Murray qualifies for Shanghai Masters quarter-finals

English tennis star Andy Murray on Thursday qualified for the quarter-finals of the Shanghai Masters after an easy win against France's Lucas Pouille here.Murray defeated Pouille 6-1, 6-3 to continue his successful campaign in China, reports Efe.In the quarter-finals,...

13-Oct-2016 Shanghai

I need to recover my forehand : Rafael Nadal

Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal, who was unexpectedly eliminated from the Shanghai Masters after going down to Serbia's Viktor Troicki, admitted that he is not in his best physical shape.At a news conference following the match on Wednesday, Nadal said: "I...

20-Sep-2016 New Delhi

Sania Mirza, Rohan Bopanna slam Paes for Olympic comments

The infighting among Indian tennis has flared up again with Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna lashing out at veteran Leander Paes for his remarks on the country's doubles teams at the last two Olympics.Talking to the media forllowing India's 0-5 loss to Spain...

13-Sep-2016 Berlin (Germany)

Angelique Kerber wants to lead WTA rankings as long as possible

German tennis player Angelique Kerber said on Tuesday in Munich, after winning the US Open, that she wants to remain on top of the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) rankings as long as possible.Kerber, the first German to top the WTA ranking after legend Steffi...

12-Sep-2016 New York

Stan Wawrinka beats Novak Djokovic to win US Open men's title

Third-seeded Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland overwhelmed World No.1 Novak Djokovic 6-7 (1-7), 6-4, 7-5, 6-3, to clinch his first US Open title here."This is amazing. I came here without expecting to win it, but every time I stepped on the court I was trying to win every...

10-Sep-2016 New York

Angelique Kerber beats Karolina Pliskova in US Open final

World No2 seed Germany's Angelique Kerber on Saturday beat Czech player Karolina Pliskova 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 in the US Open women's final match here. Kerber will inherit No1 ranking from Serena Williams on Monday.Kerber, 28, won in New York to add the US Open to...

10-Sep-2016 New York

Stan Wawrinka, Novak Djokovic to meet in US Open final

Swiss tennis star Stan Wawrinka will face top seeded Novak Djokovic for the US Open title on Sunday in a rematch of last year's French Open final.Down a set and a break on Friday, the third-seeded Wawrinka took control to oust Japanese Kei Nishikori 4-6, 7-5,...

09-Sep-2016 New York

Don't blame fatigue or injury for US Open loss : Serena Williams

American Serena Williams has blamed neither fatigue nor her injured left knee as the cause of her defeat to Czech Karolina Pliskova at the US Open tennis semi-finals."I'm not going to sit here and make an excuse", Williams told reporters after losing to Pliskova...

09-Sep-2016 New York

Angelique Kerber become World No.1 women's singles tennis player

German Angelique Kerber will become the new women's singles World No.1 replacing long-standing incumbent American Serena Williams when updated rankings are released on Monday, September 12."Congratulations to Angelique on this remarkable accomplishment of becoming...

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