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Nadal crashes at Queen’s

LONDON: Rafael Nadal suffered a shock first-round exit from the Wimbledon warm-up event at Queen’s Club as the Spanish star was beaten 6-3, 6-7 (6/8), 6-4 by unheralded Ukrainian Alexandr…

Nadal clinches clay-grass double

STUTTGART: Rafael Nadal earned his second title of the season and his fourth on grass as he defeated Serb Viktor Troicki 7-6 (7/3), 6-3 yeterday to become the first man…

Wawrinka shatters Djokovic dream

Serena wins 20th Grand Slam

PARIS: Serena Williams won her 20th Grand Slam title and third French Open crown at Roland Garros yesterday, clawing her way back from a break down in the last set…

Wawrinka sinks French hopes

PARIS: Stan Wawrinka shattered French hopes of a first men's singles champion in 32 years yesterday when he outlasted Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-3, 6-7 (1/7), 7-6 (7/3) 6-4 in the first…

Djokovic routs Nadal, meets Murray

PARIS: Novak Djokovic crushed nine-time champion Rafael Nadal 7-5, 6-3, 6-1 to move into the French Open semi-finals yesterday, condemning the great Spaniard to just his second defeat in 72…

Djokovic, Nadal set-up French blockbuster

PARIS: Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal will clash in a French Open quarter-final blockbuster tomorrow in one of the sport’s most-eagerly awaited clashes of recent times. World number one and…

Williams rallies to oust Azarenka

PARIS: Serena Williams battled back from a set down for the second straight match to defeat Victoria Azarenka 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 and reach the last 16 of the French Open…

Champ Nadal canters while Kokkinakis breaks through

PARIS: Defending champion Rafael Nadal stayed on course for a 10th French Open title with a 6-4, 6-3, 6-1 breeze past compatriot Nicolas Almagro yesterday. But teenager Thanasi Kokkinakis gave…

Djokovic, Nadal ease through – Bouchard crashes at French Open

PARIS: Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal eased closer to a French Open quarter-final showdown yesterday but women’s tour poster girl Eugenie Bouchard was a firstround casualty. Top seed Djokovic, bidding…

Federer blasts French Open after security scare

PARIS: Roger Federer blasted French Open organisers yesterday after a fan breached tight security and raced on to court to grab a ‘selfie’ with the Swiss great. The 17-time Grand…

Serena, Sharapova set for Paris showdown

PARIS: The two biggest names and highest earners in women’s sport will set off on another collision course when the French Open gets underway at Roland Garros on Sunday. Serena…