Sania and Shvedova are out in the first round
Sania and Shvedova are out in the first round

The top seeded pair of Sania and Shvedova were eliminated in the first round of Chiang Jung Chuang and Missaki Doi. Sania and Shvedova beat Taipei and Japanese pair duo 7-5, 6-2 This is the last tournament before the French Open.Earlier, Sania Mirza and Yaroslava Shvedova had made it to the quarter-finals of the women’s

sharapovaryrt Tennis: Sharapova retires after French Open snub, Murray stunned

Maria Sharapova retired with injury in her second-round match in Rome, just hours after she was denied a wild card for the French Open, while defending champion Andy Murray crashed to a heavy defeat in his opener against Fabio Fognini. Sharapova, who was wearing a bandage on her left thigh, yesterday pulled out of her

sdegfsgs Sharapova wins opening match in Rome

Maria Sharapova solidified her comeback to tennis as the former number one overcame a slow start to win her opening match at the Rome Masters, beating Christina McHale 6-4, 6-2. The five-time Grand Slam winner went down a quick break in the first set before revving up to claim the opener while playing in her

world cup Tennis World Cup: Murray, Djokovic and Nadal back Pique’s ‘World Cup’ plans

Spanish footballer Gerard Pique’s idea of a week-long men’s tennis world tournament rivalling the Davis Cup has received support from leading players Andy Murray, Rafa Nadal and Novak Djokovic. Pique was at the Madrid Open earlier this week, reportedly to discuss a 16-team knockout tournament with ATP Tour chief Chris Kermode. It would potentially replace

madrid Madrid Open: Kuznetsova crushes Bouchard in quarters

Eugenie Bouchard’s Madrid Open campaign ended on Thursday with a whimper as she was thrashed 6-4, 6-0 by eighth seed Svetlana Kuznetsova to exit at the quarter-final stage. The Canadian set the tournament alight with a scintillating, three-set win over Maria Sharapova on Tuesday after her outspoken comments about the Russian returning from her 15-month

Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal struggle in Madrid Open

Novak Djokovic prevented a huge upset and Rafael Nadal was made to battle in their opening matches at the Madrid Masters on Wednesday. In his first outing since splitting with his long-time coaching team, Djokovic had to dig deep before eventually despatching Nicolas Almagro 6-1, 4-6, 7-5 in his second-round tie. Nadal was also taken

Czech Republic advances to Fed Cup semis

  Prague:  The Czech Republic advanced to the semi-finals of the Fed Cup women’s tennis tournament for the ninth time in a row after defeating Spain 3-2 in the first round. The Czechs tied Spain 1-1 after Saturday’s singles matches. In Sunday’s action, Czech player Karolina Pliskova, currently third in the WTA rankings, defeated Spainish

Nadal pulls out of Rotterdam Open

  Madrid:  Spanish tennis superstar Rafael Nadal has announced he will not be able to play next week at the Rotterdam Open because he needs rest to avoid possible injuries. “I am very sorry to announce I won’t be able to play in Rotterdam,” Nadal said on social media, reports Efe. “After last year’s absence

Britain, Spain advance in Davis Cup, rain halts Argentina

Paris: Britain was defaulted into the Davis Cup quarter-finals, while Spain edged Croatia to advance and defending champion Argentina battled Italy into a decisive fifth match at a rain-hit tie. Canada’s Denis Shapovalov hit chair umpire Arnaud Gabas in the face with a ball and was defaulted in the deiciding match, handing Britain’s Kyle Edmund

Sania beaten in Australian Open mixed doubles final

  Melbourne:  Sania Mirza’s aim for her seventh major tennis title ended in despair as she and Croatian partner Ivan Dodig were beaten 2-6, 4-6 by unseeded American Abigail Spears and Colombian Juan Sebastian Cabal in the Australian Open mixed doubles final here on Sunday. The Indo-Croatian pair accepted defeat in one hour and three

Nadal survives Zverev scare in Australian Open

Melbourne:  Spanish superstar Rafael Nadal survived a marathon third-round battle against Alexander Zverev at the Australian Open tennis tournament, prevailing with a 4-6, 6-3, 6-7(5), 6-3, 6-2 win here on Saturday. “It’s obviously an important result for me,” Nadal was quoted as saying by after his win in Rod Laver Arena. “So it’s important

Mirza-Strycova go down in final of Apia International

  Sydney:  Top seeds Sania Mirza and her doubles partner Czech Republic’s Barbora Strycova lost to Hungary’s Timea Babos and Russia’s Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in the final of the Apia International tennis tournament here on Friday. Mirza and Strycova lost to their unseeded opponents 4-6, 4-6 in an hour and 12 minutes. This was Mirza and

Sania-Strycova final Apia International
Sania-Strycova in final of Apia International

Sydney:  Sania Mirza has closed in on her second title of the season in as many tournaments after reaching the final of the WTA Apia International with Czech partner Barbora Strycova, here today. The top seeds thrashed America’s Vania King and Yaroslava Shvedova from Kazakhstan 6-1 6-2 in just 51 minutes. Sania and Barbora saved

Agut subdues Medvedev to begin 2017 with Chennai Open title

Chennai: Roberto Bautista Agut captured his fifth ATP singles title to deny Danill Medvedev his maiden trophy at this level as the World number 14 subdued the young Russian 6-3 6–4 in the final of the Chennai Open on sunday. Agut remained solid from the baseline while Medvedev paid the price for little mistakes against

Cilic rallies to defeat Nishikori at ATP Tour Finals

  London: Croatia’s Marin Cilic has defeated Japan’s Kei Nishikori 3-6, 6-2, 6-3 in the last round-robin match at the ATP Tour Finals and will now head to Zagreb for the Davis Cup final. The result here on Friday night had no bearing on this year-end event, played at London’s O2 Arena, because the semifinal

Raonic joins Djokovic in semis of year-end championship

  London:  Canada’s Milos Raonic joined Serbian World No. 2 Novak Djokovic in the final four of the ATP World Tour tennis Finals by defeating Austria’s Dominic Thiem 7-6 (7-5), 6-3 here. In a battle of the two youngest players in this elite eight-man event, the 25-year-old Raonic used his massive serve to power past

ATP Finals: Murray edges Nishikori in marathon match

  London:  Andy Murray got revenge on Kei Nishikori for his defeat at the US Open but needed to battle for more than three hours to do so, gutting out a 6-7 (9-11), 6-4, 6-4 victory here in Group John McEnroe action at the ATP World Tour Finals. Murray on Wednesday picked up his 21st

Murray wins first match as world number 1

  London:  Andy Murray defeated seventh seed Marin Cilic 6-3, 6-2 in their Group clash for his first victory after climbing to the top of the world rankings at the ATP World Tour Finals in London’s O2 Arena. “A big thank you for all of the support, it was an incredible atmosphere today,” Murray said

Svitolina in final of WTA Elite Trophy

  Zhuhai (China): Ukrainian Elina Svitolina has defeated Britain’s top seed Johanna Konta to advance to the final of the WTA Elite Trophy Zhuhai here. The fourth-seeded Ukrainian defeated her British rival 2-6, 6-1, 6-4 here on Saturday, reports Efe. Svitolina will play the final against Czech Petra Kvitova, third-seeded, who defeated Chinese Zhang Shuai

Murray becomes first Briton to top ATP rankings

  Paris: Andy Murray became the first-ever Briton to earn the world No. 1 spot after Milos Raonic pulled out of the Paris Masters before their semifinal clash here on Saturday due to an injury. The 29-year-old Murray, who holds three Grand Slam titles and two Olympic gold medals, replaces Novak Djokovic as the tennis’