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Ex-tennis star Hewitt jailed for rape in S Africa

PRETORIA: Australian-born former tennis Grand Slam champion Bob Hewitt was sentenced to six years in jail in South Africa yesterday for raping and assaulting young girls he coached in the…

Sharapova lifts Rome crown

ROME: Russia’s Maria Sharapova warmed up for the defence of her French Open title by securing her third Italian Open crown with a 4-6, 7-5, 6-1 win over Spain’s Carla…

Djokovic bags Italian title

ROME: Top seed Novak Djokovic warmed up for the French Open with a comprehensive 6-4, 6-3 victory over Roger Federer to claim his fourth Italian Open title yesterday. In the…

Nadal advances in q-finals as Murray, Serena pull out

ROME: Number four seed Rafael Nadal admitted suffering from the Real Madrid blues as he advanced to the quarter-finals of the Italian Open on Thursday with a straight-sets win over…

Yarmouk Sports Club top KTA tourney

KUWAIT: Kuwait Tennis Federation (KTF) concluded its 2014/2015 season by holding the federation’s final championship. The event was attended by Deputy Chairman of the Board Abdelsamad Al-Arayan, Deputy Chairman of…

Kvitova bags Madrid Open

MADRID: Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova romped to the Madrid Open title on Saturday with a crushing 6-1, 6-2 victory over Svetlana Kuznetsova. The Czech ended Serena Williams’s 27- match winning…

Murray stuns Nadal

MADRID: Andy Murray claimed his first Masters series title on clay with a stunning demolition of defending champion Rafael Nadal 6-3, 6-2 at the Madrid Open yesterday. Victory was also…

Nadal sends Berdych packin

MADRID: Holder Rafa Nadal looked something close to his old masterful self on clay again as he crushed Czech Tomas Berdych 7-6(3) 6-1 yesterday to reach the Madrid Masters final.…

Nadal ousts Dimitrov

Serena, Sharapova cruise into semis – Federer falls under Kyrgios spell in Madrid exit

MADRID: Serena Williams extended her unbeaten record this season to 24-0 as she swept aside Spain’s Carla Suarez Navarro 6- 1, 6-3 to reach the semi-finals of the Madrid Open…

Nadal cruises in Madrid – Serena, Sharapova win marathons

MADRID: Rafael Nadal returned to his clay-court comfort zone yesterday starting his campaign for a fifth Madrid Open title with a 6-4, 6-3 defeat of Steve Johnson. The victory in…

Kvitova struggles again in Madrid

MADRID: Fourth seed Petra Kvitova’s stuttering form continued at the Madrid Open as she reached the third round with a 6-4 2-6 6-3 win against CoCo Vandeweghe yesterday. The hard-hitting…