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05-Nov-2017 Zhuhai (China)

Julia Goerges wins WTA Elite Trophy

Julia Goerges of Germany staged a spectacular comeback to beat CoCo Vandeweghe of the US 7-5, 6-1 in the final of the Hengqin Life WTA Elite Trophy Zhuhai tennis tournament on Sunday.Vandeweghe got off to an unstoppable start by leading 5-3, but from the ninth...

02-Nov-2017 Paris

Rafael Nadal secures world No.1 until end of year

Spanish tennis ace Rafael Nadal secured a year-end top position in the ATP Rankings following his victory over South Korean talent Chung Hyeon in the second round of the Paris Masters, while promising German star Alexander Zverev was stunned by Dutch Robin Haase...

31-Oct-2017 PARIS

Roger Federer skipped Paris Masters with eye on London : Rafael Nadal

 Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal has said Swiss great Roger Federer pulled out of the Paris Masters so he could be in top form for the ATP Finals, which will be held in London."After winning Shanghai and winning Basel, he believes (missing Paris) will be better...

29-Oct-2017 Srinagar

Simona Halep earns WTA Year-End World No.1 singles ranking

Romanian tennis player Simona Halep on Sunday earned the 2017 Women's Tennis Association (WTA) Year-End World No.1 singles ranking, becoming the 13th player to achieve that feat.Despite being ousted in the WTA Finals following her defeat in the last round robin...

26-Oct-2017 Paris

P.V. Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth advance, Saina Nehwal exits French Open

Indian shuttlers P.V. Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth advanced to the quarter-finals, while Saina Nehwal, B. Sai Praneeth and the women's doubles pair of Ashwini Ponnappa and N. Sikki Reddy suffered losses in the second round of the French Open World Superseries...

23-Oct-2017 Madrid

Kristina Mladenovic joins Top 10 WTA rankings

Romanian Simona Halep maintained the top spot of the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) singles rankings released on Monday as Kristina Mladenovic of France joined the top-10 list.The 26-year-old Romanian star was followed by Spaniard Garbiñe Muguruza.Czech Karolina...

23-Oct-2017 Madrid

Rafael Nadal continues at top of ATP rankings

Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal remained in the number one spot in the men's Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) singles rankings released on Monday.Nadal, 16-time Grand Slam champion, maintained the top spot, ahead of Switzerland's Roger Federer, reports...

15-Oct-2017 Shanghai (China)

Roger Federer beats Rafael Nadal , snatches Shanghai Masters title

Roger Federer defeated World No.1 Rafael Nadal to win the Shanghai Rolex Masters title here on Sunday.Second-seed Federer took 71 minutes to claim a 6-4, 6-3 victory over the Spaniard, who made errors and looked physically exhausted, reports Efe."It was a...

13-Oct-2017 Shanghai

Rafael Nadal sets up Cilic semi-final in Shanghai

Top seed Rafael Nadal kept his hopes for the tennis season's seventh title alive here in the ATP Shanghai Rolex Masters, defeating Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria in a high-quality 6-4, 6-7(4), 6-3 game on Friday to set up a semi-final clash against Croatian...

09-Oct-2017 Madrid

Simona Halep snatches top spot in WTA rankings

Simona Halep snatched first place in the Women's Tennis Association rankings released on Monday after she qualified for the China Open final.The 26-year-old Romanian player reached the top spot for the first time in her career, putting an end to the four-week...

09-Oct-2017 Madrid

Rafael Nadal continues to lead ATP rankings

Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal remained in the number one spot on the men's Association of Tennis Professionals world singles rankings released on Monday, while Belgian David Goffin entered the Top 10 list.Nadal, 16-time Grand Slam champion, maintained the...

08-Oct-2017 Beijing, China

Rafael Nadal thrashes Kyrgios, wins 2nd China Open title

Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal on Sunday got the better of Australian Nick Kyrgios and beat him 6-2, 6-1 to clinch the China Open title for the second time in his career.Nadal, world No.1, saved all four break points he faced and broke Kyrgios's serve several...

06-Oct-2017 Beijing

Sania Mirza -Peng Shuai advance to China Open semis

Sania Mirza and her doubles partner Peng Shuai entered the semi-finals of the China Open tennis championships here on Friday.The third-seeded India-China duo of Sania and Peng defeated fifth seeds Czech pair of Barbara Strýcová and Katerina Siniaková 4-6,...

05-Oct-2017 Beijing

Rafael Nadal eases into China Open quarters

Spanish World No.1 Rafael Nadal knocked out Karen Khachanov of Russia 6-3, 6-3 here on Thursday to advance to the quarter-finals of the China Open.The 31-year-old broke Khachanov in the fourth game and raced to 4-1 lead to take control of the court in the first...

02-Oct-2017 Madrid

Rafael Nadal continues to lead ATP rankings

Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal remained in the number one spot in the men's Association of Tennis Professionals world singles rankings released on Monday.Nadal, 16-time Grand Slam champion, led the standings ahead of Switzerland's Roger Federer, while Britain's...

26-Sep-2017 Mumbai

I'm not insecure, but possessive: Sania Mirza

 Indian star Sania Mirza says that when it comes to her personal life, she is not insecure about her relationships but is possessive about them.Sania, who is married to Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik, spoke about her personal life with actress Neha Dhupia...

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...

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