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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…

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.…

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