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Radwanska off the mark in Korea Open title defence

SEOUL: Top seed Agnieszka Radwanska hammered Polona Hercog yesterday as she set out on a quest to successfully defend a title for the first time at the WTA Korea Open.…

Swiss teen Bencic upsets Kuznetsova in Tokyo

TOKYO: Rising Swiss star Belinda Bencic upset two-time Grand Slam champion Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-3, 6-0 in the first round of the Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo yesterday, maintaining recent impressive…

Federer fires Switzerland into Davis Cup final

GENEVA: France will host Switzerland in the Davis Cup final in November after Roger Federer gave the Swiss the winning point against Italy in Geneva yesterday. Federer reached the first…

Hewitt, Guccione clinch World Group playoff

PERTH: Lleyton Hewitt steered Australia back to the Davis Cup World Group with a dominating performance in the doubles win over Uzbekistan in Perth yesterday. The 33-year-old warhorse, continually fending…

Cilic crushes Nishikori to claim US Open title

NEW YORK: Croatia’s Marin Cilic swept past Japan’s Kei Nishikori 6-3 6-3 6-3 to win the US Open on Monday and reach the pinnacle of the sport one year after…

Serena wins third US Open in row, 18th Slam

NEW YORK: A couple of months before Serena Williams capped her dominant run to a third consecutive US Open championship and 18th major singles title Sunday night, she sat down…

Pals Williams, Wozniacki play for trophy – Breakfast joy in Japan as Nishikori makes history

TOKYO: Japan’s social media lit up yesterday as the country awoke to the news that Kei Nishikori had become the first Asian man to reach a Grand Slam singles final.…

History-making Nishikori shocks Djokovic

NEW YORK: Japan’s Kei Nishikori became the first Asian man to reach a Grand Slam final when he swept past seven-time major winner Novak Djokovic in the US Open semifinals…

Friendly fire as Wozniacki, Serena eye US Open title

NEW YORK: Serena Williams is steaming at full speed toward a sixth US Open triumph, but Caroline Wozniacki isn’t conceding anything in her quest for a first Grand Slam crown.…

Djokovic, Nishikori take long road to semi-finals – Serena wakes up to win in a romp

NEW YORK: Serena Williams and Ekaterina Makarova sprinted into the semi-finals of the US Open on Wednesday, while world number one Novak Djokovic and marathon man Kei Nishikori were forced…

Federer marches on, youth movement stalls at US Open

NEW YORK: Roger Federer rolled into the quarter- finals of the U.S. Open for the 10th time in 11 years on Tuesday, while experience finally got the better of youth…

Wozniacki wallops Errani to reach semi-finals

NEW YORK: Caroline Wozniacki used her aggressive groundstroke game to near perfection on Tuesday and pummeled Italy’s Sara Errani 6-0 6-1 to reach the semi-finals of the US Open. The…

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