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Halep sails past Mertens at Madrid Open, Del Potro wins on return

Posted by on 09/05/2018
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Halep sails past Mertens at Madrid Open, Del Potro wins on return

Halep sails past Mertens at Madrid Open, Del Potro wins on return

Kvitova beats Monica Puig to register her seventh consecutive win MADRID: Reigning champion Simona Halep edged closer to a third consecutive Madrid Open title by beating Belgium’s Elise Mertens in the second round yesterday. Halep, the winner here in 2016 and 2017, was made to work harder in the second set on Manolo Santana but […]

Pliskova overhauls Vandeweghe to win Stuttgart Grand Prix title

Posted by on 29/04/2018
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Pliskova overhauls Vandeweghe to win Stuttgart Grand Prix title

Pliskova overhauls Vandeweghe to win Stuttgart Grand Prix title

Thanks for the wild card: Vandeweghe STUTTGART: Karolina Pliskova recovered from a slow start to beat CoCo Vandeweghe 7-6 (7/2), 6-4 and claim the Stuttgart Grand Prix title yesterday. The Czech fifth seed earned the second clay trophy of her career after Prague three years ago. She was the first from her country to play […]

Djokovic crashes out in Barcelona, Nadal wins, Nishikori retires

Posted by on 25/04/2018
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Djokovic crashes out in Barcelona, Nadal wins, Nishikori retires

Djokovic crashes out in Barcelona, Nadal wins, Nishikori retires

Dimitrov moves past Gilles to reach last 16   BARCELONA: Former world number one Novak Djokovic suffered a surprise second-round exit at the Barcelona Open when the Serb was beaten 6-2 1-6 6-3 by world number 140 Martin Klizan yesterday. But favourite and 10-times champion Rafael Nadal eased past fellow Spaniard Roberto Carballes-Baena 6-4 6-4 […]

Sharapova stunned by Garcia in Stuttgart

Posted by on 24/04/2018
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Sharapova stunned by Garcia in Stuttgart

Sharapova stunned by Garcia in Stuttgart

STUTTGART: Maria Sharapova crashed out in the opening round of the Stuttgart Grand Prix yesterday as French sixth seed Caroline Garcia staged a fightback to win 3-6, 7-6 (8/6), 6-4. “This was not the result that I wanted, but I can take a lot out of this match,” Sharapova said. “I’ve not competed for a […]

India tennis star Mirza announces pregnancy

Posted by on 23/04/2018
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India tennis star Mirza announces pregnancy

India tennis star Mirza announces pregnancy

NEW DELHI: Grand Slam-winning Indian tennis star Sania Mirza yesterday announced she is pregnant, describing herself as “ecstatic” but giving no indication whether she would retire from the sport. Mirza and her husband, former Pakistan cricket captain Shoaib Malik, posted a picture on their Twitter accounts of a baby vest and a feeding bottle between […]

Nadal wins record 31st Masters title

Posted by on 22/04/2018
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Nadal wins record 31st Masters title

Nadal wins record 31st Masters title

Greatest player to ever step foot on clay court MONTE CARLO: Rafael Nadal romped to a record-extending 11th Monte Carlo Masters title by brushing aside an outclassed Kei Nishikori in yesterday’s final to retain the world number one ranking. The 31-year-old saw off Nishikori 6-3, 6-2 to become the first man to win a single […]

Nadal sees off Dimitrov to cruise into Monte Carlo final

Posted by on 21/04/2018
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Nadal sees off Dimitrov to cruise into Monte Carlo final

Nadal sees off Dimitrov to cruise into Monte Carlo final

MONTE CARLO: World number one Rafael Nadal swept aside Grigor Dimitrov to ease into his 12th Monte Carlo Masters final with a 6-4, 6-1 victory yesterday. The 31-year-old, who needs to win an 11th Monaco title to retain the number one ranking ahead of Roger Federer, will face either Kei Nishikori or Alexander Zverev in […]

Djokovic battles past Coric, Nadal into last 16

Posted by on 18/04/2018
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Djokovic battles past Coric, Nadal into last 16

Djokovic battles past Coric, Nadal into last 16

MONTE CARLO: Novak Djokovic needed 10 match points to see off Borna Coric in the Monte Carlo Masters second round yesterday, while world number one Rafael Nadal eased past Aljaz Bedene 6-1, 6-3. Djokovic, playing only his fourth tournament since Wimbledon last July after struggling with a right elbow injury, overcame some late nerves to […]

Austrian Thiem saves match point in victory over Rublev

Posted by on 17/04/2018
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Austrian Thiem saves match point in victory over Rublev

Austrian Thiem saves match point in victory over Rublev

MONTE CARLO: Austrian fifth seed Dominic Thiem saved a match point in a gripping Monte Carlo Masters second-round win over Russian youngster Andrey Rublev yesterday. The two-time French Open semi-finalist recovered from a set down to book a last-16 clash against either Novak Djokovic or Borna Coric with a 5-7, 7-5, 7-5 victory. Thiem is […]

Kuwait defeat Malaysia in Davis Cup

Posted by on 08/04/2018
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Kuwait defeat Malaysia in Davis Cup

Kuwait defeat Malaysia in Davis Cup

KUWAIT: Kuwait cemented its place in the second group of the men’s Davis Cup as they defeated Malaysia 2-0 in the qualifiers that were played in Vietnam with the participation nine countries including Kuwait. Mohammad Al-Ghareeb won the first singles match with the score of 2-0, meanwhile his colleague Abdallah Maqdis won the second singles […]

Kuwait advances in Davis Cup

Posted by on 07/04/2018
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Kuwait advances in Davis Cup

Kuwait advances in Davis Cup

KUWAIT: Kuwait national tennis team made yet another achievement in the Davis Cup qualifiers, being held in Hanoi, Vietnam as they defeated Saudi Arabia 3-0, Jordan 3-0 and Qatar 2-1. With Qatar Mohammad Al-Ghareeb won his match, while Abdullah Maqdis lost his match. A tie breaker match was played in the doubles and was won […]

Qualifier Collins topples idol Venus to reach Miami s-finals

Posted by on 29/03/2018
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Qualifier Collins topples idol Venus to reach Miami s-finals

Qualifier Collins topples idol Venus to reach Miami s-finals

Ostapenko too strong for fourth seed Elina Svitolina MIAMI: Danielle Collins produced the performance of a lifetime and pulled off an almighty shock at the WTA Miami Open on Wednesday, sending Venus Williams crashing out 6-2, 6-3 to reach the semi-finals. It was an amazing effort from a 24 year-old qualifier in just her second […]