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Nadal speeds through, Wawrinka, del Potro win

Posted by on 30/08/2018
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Nadal speeds through, Wawrinka, del Potro win

Nadal speeds through, Wawrinka, del Potro win

Murray still fighting to find full fitness after hip surgery in January NEW YORK: World number one and defending champion Rafael Nadal steamed into the third round on another scorching day at the US Open on Wednesday with a straight-sets win over Vasek Pospisil. Nadal, spared the worst of the heat thanks to his late-night […]

Sharapova downs battling Schnyder

Posted by on 29/08/2018
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Sharapova downs battling Schnyder

Sharapova downs battling Schnyder

Survival mode’ sees Djokovic through at steamy US Open NEW YORK: Maria Sharapova shattered the fairytale return of 39-year-old Patty Schnyder at the US Open on Tuesday, winning a roller-coaster first round clash 6-2, 7-6 (8/6). Schnyder, the oldest ever player to make the main draw of a Grand Slam via qualifying, was outgunned by […]

World number one Halep stunned by Kanepi in US Open

Posted by on 27/08/2018
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World number one Halep stunned by Kanepi in US Open

World number one Halep stunned by Kanepi in US Open

NEW YORK: The US Open started with a bang as world number one Simona Halep christened the newly renovated Louis Armstrong Stadium with a shock 6-2 6-4 loss to unseeded Estonian Kaia Kanepi yesterday, becoming the first top seed to lose an opening match at Flushing Meadows. It was the second consecutive year the Romanian […]

Djokovic wins Cincinnati title

Posted by on 20/08/2018
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Djokovic wins Cincinnati title

Djokovic wins Cincinnati title

CINCINNATI: Novak Djokovic ended a career-long jinx, lifting the trophy in Cincinnati at last to complete a matched set of Masters 1000 titles. Djokovic, who came up empty in five prior Cincinnati finals, defeated seven-time winner Roger Federer 6-4, 6-4 in the final. The former world number one became the first man to win all […]

Halep under pressure as rain halts play in Cincinnati

Posted by on 16/08/2018
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Halep under pressure as rain halts play in Cincinnati

Halep under pressure as rain halts play in Cincinnati

Tsurenko stuns defending Cincinnati champion Muguruza CINCINNATI: The women’s draw took a beating on Wednesday in Cincinnati, where world number one Simona Halep’s was still battling when rain halted play. The top-seeded Romanian stood 4-6, 6-3, 3-3 against Australian qualifier Ajla Tomljanovic when storms rolled in to bring the night session to an end on […]

Federer opens with win over Gojowczyk, Kvitova ousts Williams

Posted by on 15/08/2018
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Federer opens with win over Gojowczyk, Kvitova ousts Williams

Federer opens with win over Gojowczyk, Kvitova ousts Williams

Cincinnati: Roger Federer began his US Open preparation with a quick 6-4, 6-4 defeat of Peter Gojowczyk in his first ATP Cincinnati Masters appearance since 2015. The 20-time Grand Slam champion, who turned 37 last week, is pacing his tennis year, playing a limited schedule and skipping events when he feels the need to rest. […]

Sharapova storms past Kasatkina, Wimbledon champion Kerber falls

Posted by on 09/08/2018
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Sharapova storms past Kasatkina, Wimbledon champion Kerber falls

Sharapova storms past Kasatkina, Wimbledon champion Kerber falls

Simona Halep to play Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova   MONTREAL: Maria Sharapova fired 25 winners past hapless Russian compatriot Daria Kasatkina in a 6-0, 6-2 victory at the rain-hit Montreal WTA event on Wednesday, but Angelique Kerber’s first match since capturing the Wimbledon title ended in a sobering defeat. Sharapova needed just 66 minutes to see off […]

Wawrinka fights back to knock Kyrgios out; Djokovic advance

Posted by on 08/08/2018
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Wawrinka fights back to knock Kyrgios out; Djokovic advance

Wawrinka fights back to knock Kyrgios out; Djokovic advance

Djokovic book second round in Toronto Masters TORONTO: Stan Wawrinka and Novak Djokovic reached the second round of the Toronto Masters on Tuesday, with both men polishing their pre-US Open form. Wawrinka put his comeback from knee surgery back on track with a 1-6, 7-5, 7-5 comeback win over Nick Kyrgios. Wimbledon holder Djokovic eased […]

Venus survives Dolehide scare in Rogers Cup

Posted by on 07/08/2018
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Venus survives Dolehide scare in Rogers Cup

Venus survives Dolehide scare in Rogers Cup

CALIFORNIA: Venus Williams avoided an upset at the hands of fellow American Caroline Dolehide, holding off the 19-year-old 7-5, 6-1 to claim her first round match at the Rogers Cup on Monday. Williams, coming off a disappointing quarter-final loss at the Silicon Valley Classic last week, fell down a break early but recovered to turn […]

Murray outfights Edmund; Zverev booked a matchup

Posted by on 02/08/2018
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Murray outfights Edmund; Zverev booked a matchup

Murray outfights Edmund; Zverev booked a matchup

Paire fined $16,500 for Washington meltdown WASHINGTON: Three-time Grand Slam winner Andy Murray collected the biggest victory of his injury comeback Wednesday at the ATP and WTA Washington Open while defending champion Alexander Zverev booked a matchup with his older brother. Murray, sidelined by a right hip injury for 11 months until returning in June, […]

Emotional Andy Murray makes triumphant hardcourt return

Posted by on 31/07/2018
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Emotional Andy Murray makes triumphant hardcourt return

Emotional Andy Murray makes triumphant hardcourt return

WASHINGTON: An emotional Andy Murray made a triumphant return to hardcourts Monday in his first match on the surface for nearly 17 months, outlasting Mackenzie McDonald at the ATP Washington Open. The three-time Grand Slam champion and former world number one, who missed 11 months with a right hip injury and surgery last January, defeated […]

Serena Williams says she is ‘victim of discrimination’

Posted by on 25/07/2018
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Serena Williams says she is ‘victim of discrimination’

Serena Williams says she is ‘victim of discrimination’

NEW YORK: Serena Williams has accused anti-doping authorities of “discrimination” because of the frequency with which she has been selected for random drug tests. The 23-time Grand Slam winner had previously described her treatment by the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) as shocking and raised questions about the number of times she had been tested this […]