Sunday, March 24, 2019

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...

Kasatkina hangs on in Zhuhai despite Wang fightback

ZHUHAI: Top seed Daria Kasatkina survived a scare yesterday to claim victory over crowd favourite Wang Qiang in a thrilling contest at the WTA...

Muguruza strolls as Nadal, Djokovic enter fray

PARIS: Reigning French Open champion Garbine Muguruza breezed into the second round, while Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic prepared to launch their title bids...

Murray wobbles but hangs on to beat Nishikori in a thriller

LONDON: Andy Murray has already scaled the tennis summit but Japan’s Kei Nishikori did his best to loosen his footing before falling in a...

Halep wins on return in Qatar

DOHA: World number two Simona Halep won on her return to competitive action since losing the Australian Open final, beating Ekaterina Makarova in straight...

‘Dull’ Murray wins BBC Sports Personality award

BELFAST: Davis Cup hero Andy Murray won the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award for 2015 at a star-studded reception in Belfast on...

Halep overcomes Pliskova to reach Sydney semis

SYDNEY: Romania’s Simona Halep fought off bigserving Czech Karolina Pliskova to reach the semifinals of the Sydney International yesterday. The world number two had...

Puig knocks Kvitova out of Tokyo

TOKYO: Rio Olympic champion Monica Puig beat seventh seed Petra Kvitova 1-6, 6-4, 6-4 with a dogged display to reach the Pan Pacific Open...

Djokovic suffers huge shock, Serena serene

MELBOURNE: Novak Djokovic suffered arguably the biggest defeat of his career when he crashed out of the Australian Open to 117th-ranked Uzbek Denis Istomin...

Pliskova storms into WTA Finals semis after beating Kvitova

SINGAPORE: Czech Karolina Pliskova stormed into the semi-finals yesterday after a convincing straight sets victory against compatriot Petra Kvitova, sending the former Wimbledon champion...

Retired Hewitt on standby as Kyrgios out of US clash

MELBOURNE: Veteran Lleyton Hewitt is on standby to break his short-lived retirement if Australia need their new captain against the United States in this...

Venus keeps her wits about her to down Greek qualifier

LONDON: A time violation warning, a few spots of rain and the thunderous groundstrokes of her rival could not throw Venus Williams off her...

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