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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...

08-Sep-2016 New York

Angelique Kerber beats Vinci to advance to US Open semis

Germany's Angelique Kerber rolled to her 7-5, 6-0 victory over Italy's Roberta Vinci, advancing to the US Open tennis women's singles semi-finals.The 28-year-old German player took control over the proceedings here on Tuesday in the second set, dominating Vinci...

08-Sep-2016 New York

Wawrinka grounds del Potro to enter US Open semis

Fifth-seeded Stan Wawrinka reached the US Open tennis semi-finals for the third time with a 7-6(5), 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 victory over 2009 champion Juan Martin del Potro.The Swiss, who hit 53 winners including 10 aces here on Wednesday, will now face sixth seed and 2014...

08-Sep-2016 New York

Czech Karolina Pliskova routs Konjuh to reach first Grand Slam semis

Tenth-seeded Czech Karolina Pliskova brushed aside Croatian upstart Ana Konjuh 6-2, 6-2 to advance to the US Open semi-finals, the first time she has reached the final four of a Grand Slam tennis event.The 24-year-old Pliskova will next take on American World No.1...

08-Sep-2016 New York

Serena through to US Open semis after beating Halep

World No.1 Serena Williams advanced to the semi-finals of the US Open, beating fifth seeded Romanian Simona Halep 6-2, 4-6, 6-3.The number one seed, who is seeking her seventh title in the tournament, will face in the semifinal Czech Karolina Pliskova, who...

08-Sep-2016 New York

Andy Murray stunned by Kei Nishikori in US Open quarter-finals

Sixth-seeded Kei Nishikori of Japan outlasted world No.2 Andy Murray in the US Open quarter-finals, 1-6, 6-4, 4-6, 6-1, 7-5, on Wednesday."I had many up and downs, in the beginning I didn't start well. It was tough but in the end it was great tennis, so very happy,"...

06-Sep-2016 New York

Sania Mirza knocked out of women's doubles at US Open

Seventh seeds Sania Mirza and Barbora Strycova were beaten 6-7 (3), 1-6 by top seeds Caroline Garcia and Kristina Mladenovic in the women's doubles quarter-finals of the US Open, thereby ending India's campaign in the tennis tournament.Sania Mirza was India's...

06-Sep-2016 New York

Andy Murray joins Wawrinka, Nishikori, del Potro in US Open quarters

Andy Murray highlighted an eventless day at the US Open tennis tournament with all the big names winning their respective matches at the Flashing Meadows.The second seeded Murray thrashed Bulgarian 22nd seed Grigor Dimitrov, winning in three sets 6-1, 6-2,...

04-Sep-2016 New York

Sania Mirza-Ivan crash out of US Open mixed doubles

Sania Mirza and her Russian partner Ivan Dodig lost in straight sets to Barbora Krejcikova and Marin Draganja in the second round of the mixed doubles category at the US Open tennis tournament here on Sunday.The top seeded Indo-Russian combination could hardly...

04-Sep-2016 New York

Sania Mirza, Rohan Bopanna win, Paes out of US Open

India's tennis stars Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna won but veteran Leander Peas' US Open campaign came to an end as he was beaten in a second-round mixed doubles match at Flushing Meadows.Paes-Hingis were beaten 6-7 (1), 6-3, 11-13 by American seventh seeds...

31-Aug-2016 New York

Serena Williams storms through US Open first round

Top seeded tennis player Serena Williams outplayed unseeded Russian player Ekaterina Makarova 6-3, 6-3 in the first round of the US Open here.Williams hit 12 aces with only one double-fault in the 63 minutes it took for her to win on Tuesday."I got off to...

30-Aug-2016 New York

Rafael Nadal cruises to US Open second round

Spanish tennis great Rafael Nadal cruised to victory in his first round match over Uzbekistan's Denis Istomin at the US Open tennis tournament.The Spaniard dominated in the match-up against Istomin, vanquishing him in three straight sets 6-1, 6-4, 6-2 here on...

15-Aug-2016 Rio de Janeiro

Nishikori knocks off Rafael Nadal to take bronze

Kei Nishikori secured Japan's first Olympic medal in tennis since 1920 - a bronze in men's singles - at the Rio Olympics by defeating Rafael Nadal 6-2, 6-7 (1) and 6-3, although the Spaniard fought back from a 2-5 disadvantage in the second set to a tiebreak...

14-Aug-2016 Rio de Janeiro

Sania Mirza breaks down after loss, says may not play at next Olympics

Sania Mirza broke down in front of the media after losing the mixed doubles tennis bronze medal play-off here with her partner Rohan Bopanna, and raised doubts if she would be playing at the next Olympics in Tokyo.India's hopes of their first medal at the...

14-Aug-2016 Rio de Janeiro

Rio Olympics: Sania Mirza-Bopanna go down in mixed doubles semis

The Indian duo of Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna went down fighting in the semi-finals of the mixed doubles tennis event to the US team of Venus Williams and Rajeev Ram at the Rio Olympics here.The Indians won the first set quite comfortably before squandering...

13-Aug-2016 Rio de Janeiro

Rio Olympics: Boxer Vikas, Sania-Bopanna bring cheer on dismal day

Boxer Vikas Krishan Yadav and tennis stars Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna brought some much needed cheer as the Indian contingent their flop show at the ongoing 31st Olympic Games here.Vikas defeated Onder Sipal of Turkey 3-0 to enter the quarter-finals of...

12-Aug-2016 Rio de Janeiro

Will put our best foot forward at Rio: Sania Mirza

Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza has said that she and her mixed doubles partner Rohan Bopanna will put their best foot forward to win a medal at the ongoing Rio Olympics. Sania, along with her partner Bopanna, started their Olympics campaign on a positive note,...

10-Aug-2016 Rio de Janeiro

At least I was able to make it to Rio: Serena Williams

World number one women tennis player Serena Williams was disappointed by her defeat against Ukraine's Elina Svitolina (6-4, 6-3) and regretted the missed opportunity at the 2016 Olympics."It was a great opportunity. It didn't work out the way I wanted it to...

07-Aug-2016 Rio de Janeiro

Rafael Nadal is major attraction at Olympics Village

Spanish ace Rafael Nadal is a fan favourite wherever he goes on the world tennis circuit. And it seems he is just as highly admired by his Olympic peers.Golfer Martin Kaymer, a two-time major tournament winner, revealed that Nadal has been a magnet for other...

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