November 30, 2013Sanam, Vishnu reach quarter-finals of Asian Tennis C'ship
India's Sanam Singh and Vishnu Vardhan have made their way into the quarter-finals of the Toyota Asian Tennis Championship at Bangkok, Thailand.
November 26, 2013Federer can play until he is 60, says Nastase
The Swiss 17-times Grand Slam champion has slipped down to sixth in the world rankings and won only one title this year, prompting many to suggest he is a spent force at 32.
November 23, 2013Yuki earns doubles wild card for Australia Open after winning play-off
Yuki Bhambri earned himself a Grand Slam debut by securing a wild card entry into Australian Open men's doubles main draw as he won the play-off tournament with Kiwi partner Michael Venus even as he lost the chance to compete in the singles.
November 21, 2013Chennai gears up to serve ATP World Tour tennis event
Chennai termed India's tennis capital and is gearing up to host South Asia's only ATP World Tour tennis event.
November 12, 2013Spanish tennis player Vives gets 2-year ban for doping
Spanish tennis player Nuria Llagostera Vives, doubles winner at the 2009 WTA tour championships, has been banned for two years after testing positive for d-methamphetamine, the International Tennis Federation (ITF) said on Monday.
November 09, 2013Federer beats Del Potro to reach semi-finals in London
Roger Federer set up a mouthwatering semi-final with Rafael Nadal at the ATP World Tour finals after battling past Juan Martin del Potro in their Group B shoot-out.
October 28, 2013Only Bercy offered mercy to these tennis stars
Rediff.com takes a look at a few such players, whose lone major title win came at the Paris Masters.
Federer loses in Basel final to Del Potro
The Swiss played some of his best tennis this year but it was still not enough to stop him from being on the receiving end of a 7-6 (3), 2-6, 6-4 defeat against the powerful Argentine and his 220 kph serve.
October 17, 2013Two French tennis players charged with gang rape
Two professional French tennis players were reportedly charged along with five other men with the gang rape of an American woman tennis player during a tournament in Greece.
October 12, 2013Sharan-Raja lose in doubles final at Tashkent Challenger
India's second seeds Purav Raja and Divij Sharan were upset in straight sets in the final of the Tashkent Challenger by the unseeded Russian pairing of Mikhail Elgin and Teymuraz Gabashvili, in Tashkent, on Saturday.
Del Potro crushes Nadal to set up final with Djokovic in Shanghai
The Spaniard found himself outpaced 6-2, 6-4 after a breathtaking semi-final display of power and touch by the 2009 US Open champion at the Shanghai Masters.
Canadian teenager Bouchard reaches first WTA final
The 19-year-old beat the Japanese wildcard 6-2, 6-2 to set up a showdown with former US Open champion Sam Stosur, who downed American teenager Madison Keys 6-1, 6-2 in the other semi at the $250,000 event on the hard courts in Osaka.
October 05, 2013Nadal reclaims No. 1 ranking from Djokovic after making it to final
Rafael Nadal will return to the top of the men's world rankings after Tomas Berdych retired with a back injury during their China Open semi-final.
October 03, 2013PHOTOS: Serena passes Kirilenko test, Djokovic edges past Verdasco
World number one Serena Williams saved three set points on her way to edging Russian Maria Kirilenko 7-5, 7-5 on Thursday to advance to the quarter-finals of the China Open with her 70th win of the season.
October 02, 2013Nalbandian announces retirement from tennis
Argentine tennis player David Nalbandian has reportedly announced his retirement from professional tennis due to a shoulder injury.
September 16, 2013PHOTOS: The making of tennis goddess Maria Sharapova!
Tennis sensation Maria Sharapova always grabs attention. Rediff.com sneaks a look into the gym where the Russian ace trains.
September 13, 2013Navratilova a big inspiration to remodel my game: Paes
Leander Paes, who became the oldest man to clinch a Grand Slam title in the Open era after winning the men's doubles crown with Radek Setpanek at the just-concluded US Open, says it is because of his former mixed doubles partner Martina Navratilova that he has been able to prolong his career.
September 12, 2013Good day for Sanam Singh in Toronto ITF event
Sanam Singh enjoyed a good day in office, reaching the men'[s singles quarter-finals and doubles semi-finals in the US $15,000 ITF men's Futures tournament in Toronto, Canada.
September 11, 2013Somdev loses in first round at Istanbul Challenger
The Indian Davis Cupper was beaten 2-6, 3-6 by Russia's Konstantin Kravchuk.
September 04, 2013Spain's men taking over US Open
Only Frenchman Richard Gasquet stands in the way of a Spaniard appearing in next Monday's men's final after Rafa Nadal, Tommy Robredo and David Ferrer all sailed into the quarter-finals.
Murray grinds past Istomin into US Open quarters
Defending champion Andy Murray ground his way past Uzbekistan's Denis Istomin with a 6-7(5), 6-1, 6-4, 6-4 victory on Tuesday to reach the quarter-finals of the US Open where he will face Switzerland's Stanislas Wawrinka.
September 03, 2013Robredo sensed an upset against doubtful Federer
Tommy Robredo suspected he could stun Roger Federer at the US Open because the Swiss master had developed self-doubts, the Spaniard said after the extraordinary upset on Monday.
August 31, 2013How the Williams sisters influence emerging tennis talent from US
The legacy of the championship years of the Williams sisters is beginning to emerge, with 10 American women now ranked in the top 100 and members of the younger set beginning to knock on the door of Grand Slam success.
PHOTOS: Djokovic speeds into third round, Li avenges loss to Robson
China's Li Na became the first player to reach the round of 16 at this year's US Open when she defeated Britain's Laura Robson 6-2, 7-5 on Friday.
August 27, 2013Cancer survivor Kleybanova back with a bang at US Open
Diagnosed after the 2011 Australian Open with Hodgkin's lymphoma, a form of blood cancer, the 24-year-old marked her return to the Grand Slam stage with a tenacious three-set victory over Puerto Rico's Monica Puig.
PHOTOS: The sexiest female tennis players at the US Open
Canadian youngster Eugenie Bouchard is the latest tennis player to catch the fancy of fans, while regulars on the circuit, like Ana Ivanovic, Caroline Wozniacki and Daniela Hantuchova, still continue to be the top attractions.
August 21, 2013Federer seeded seventh for US Open
Serbia's Novak Djokovic is the top seed in the men's draw which includes five-times US Open champion and 17-times Grand Slam winner Roger Federer as seventh seed - his first time the Swiss has been placed outside the top three in a Grand Slam in over ten years.
August 20, 2013Sharapova set to become 'Sugarpova' to promote candies
Maria Sharapova has approached the Supreme Court of Florida to change her name in line with the brand of lollies she launched, media reports said.
August 16, 2013Former tennis star Philippoussis marries Australian model
Former Australian tennis player Mark Philippoussis has reportedly married an Australian model, after two broken engagements in the past.
August 08, 2013Serena, Murray and Nadal make winning returns in Montreal
Top ranked Serena Williams made a successful return to hard courts with a 6-3, 6-2 thrashing of former French Open champion Francesca Schiavone in the second round of the Rogers Cup on Wednesday.
Nadal adopts a approach in Montreal
Rafael Nadal was cautious about predicting how his body would hold up in the run-in to the US Open on Wednesday but did reveal that he had not missed the grind of the tennis tour during his absence from the game.
August 01, 2013PHOTOS: The dope cheats who shocked tennis!
Rediff.com brings you players who have tested positive for use of banned substances over the years.
Croatian tennis player Cilic fails drug test?
World No 15 Marin Cilic is under the radar of the International Tennis Federation for failing a drug test during the BMW Open in Munich in April, it has been reported.
July 30, 2013Confident Victoria Azarenka back on the court
After a rough past couple of months that included a tight loss to Maria Sharapova at the French Open and an injury-enforced withdrawal from Wimbledon, World No 3 Victoria Azarenka enters the Southern California Open as hungry as ever.
July 26, 2013Swiss Open: Another early exit for struggling Federer
Top seed Roger Federer suffered a shock 6-3, 6-4 defeat to Germany's Daniel Brands in his opening match at his home Swiss Open on Thursday - the latest setback for the former world number one.
July 22, 2013Rohan Bopanna is now No 3 in World rankings
Touching a new high, Indian tennis player Rohan Bopanna on Monday became World No 3 player in the world with a jump of two places in the latest ATP ranking chart.
Tennis sensation Maria Sharapova towers over Hollywood actor
The Russian tennis star, Maria Sharapova, who recently met Hollywood actor Kevin Bacon at an award function, easily towered over the actor during the event.
July 21, 2013Divij, Raja win first Tour title in Bogota
The fast rising Indian pair of Divij Sharan and Purav Raja clinched its first ever ATP tour level title with a hard-fought win over Edouard
July 20, 2013World no. 114 Delbonis shocks Federer in Hamburg semis
Roger Federer suffered a shocking straight-set defeat against Argentine qualifier Federico Delbonis in the semi-finals of the German Open in Hamburg.
July 14, 2013Sharapova names Connors her new coach
World number two Maria Sharapova, a stunning second-round loser at Wimbledon last month, has taken on eight-time Grand Slam winner Jimmy Connors as her new coach.
Hingis inducted into Tennis Hall of Fame
Martina Hingis was inducted into the Tennis Hall of Fame on Saturday, becoming one of the youngest members to be enshrined in one of the sport's most elite clubs.
July 08, 2013Murray deserved to win, says gracious Djokovic
Novak Djokovic gave a brutally honest assessment of his performance after losing the Wimbledon final 6-4, 7-5, 6-4 to Andy Murray on Sunday.
History-maker Murray wins second Grand Slam title
Factbox on Andy Murray who won his second Grand Slam singles title at Wimbledon on Sunday by beating Serbia's Novak Djokovic 6-4 7-5 6-4 in the final.
July 07, 2013Hsieh becomes Taiwan's first Grand Slam title winner
Hsieh Su-wei became the first Taiwanese player to win a grand slam title when she and Peng Shuai beat Ashleigh Barty and Casey Dellacqua 7-6(1), 6-1 in the Wimbledon women's doubles final on Saturday.
July 06, 2013Wimbledon: American twins win to complete 'Bryan slam'
Americans Bob and Mike Bryan beat Ivan Dodig and Marcelo Melo 3-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 to win the Wimbledon men's doubles title on Saturday and become the first pair to hold all four grand slam titles at the same time since tennis went professional.
Wimbledon: Bartoli routs Lisicki to win maiden title
Marion Bartoli overwhelmed an out of sorts Sabine Lisicki 6-1, 6-4 on a sun-drenched Centre Court to win her first Wimbledon title on Saturday.
Wimbledon: How the women's finalists measure up
Check out the head-to-head record of Sabine Lisicki and Marion Bartoli ahead of the women's singles final at Wimbledon.
Who is Wimbledon's BEST-LOOKING WAG?
Tennis players always complain about a lonely life on the Tour. But those beautiful and supportive faces in the form of WAGS (wives and girlfriends) prove a saving grace for these weary men.
July 05, 2013Wimbledon: Sania-Tecau lose in mixed doubles quarters
Sania Mirza's unimpressive campaign at Wimbledon ended on Thursday as she and her Romanian partner Horia Tecau lost to eight seeds Daniel Nestor of Canada and Frenchwoman Kristina Mladenovic in straight sets in the mixed doubles quarter-finals.
July 04, 2013Lisicki shows anything possible to set up Bartoli final
German Sabine Lisicki held her nerve to beat Polish fourth seed Agnieszka Radwanska 6-4, 2-6, 9-7 in a gripping semi-final on Thursday and reach her first Wimbledon final.
Wimbledon: Paes, Bopanna lose in doubles semi-finals
Indian challenge in the men's doubles competition of the Wimbledon ended on Thursday with both Leander Paes and Rohan Bopanna losing their respective semi-final matches after being engaged in gruelling five-setters.
PHOTOS: Brutal Bartoli storms into Wimbledon final
French jack-in-the-box Marion Bartoli barely had time to go through her full repertoire of mannerisms as she thrashed Kirsten Flipkens 6-1, 6-2 on Thursday to reach her second Wimbledon final.
Bartoli destroys Flipkens to reach second Wimbledon final
Marion Bartoli stormed into her second Wimbledon final after routing Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium in straight sets in the first semi-final of the women's singles in London, on Thursday.
Tennis star Verdasco dating swimsuit and lingerie model
Verdasco is reportedly dating Victoria's Secret model Jarah Mariano, who appeared in the title sequence of the James Bond film Skyfall.
Wimbledon: Murray fends off Verdasco to reach semi-finals
Andy Murray put the home fans through the wringer as he came back from two sets down to book a place in the Wimbledon semi-finals with an edgy 4-6, 3-6, 6-1, 6-4, 7-5 win over unseeded Spaniard Fernando Verdasco on Wednesday.
July 03, 2013Wimbledon: Del Potro crushes Ferrer, to face Djokovic next
Argentine Juan Martin del Potro recovered from a horrible first-game fall to overpower David Ferrer 6-2, 6-4, 7-6(5) and reach the Wimbledon semi-finals for the first time on Wednesday. He will face 2011 champion and top seed Novak Djokovic.
Wimbledon: Sania, Bopanna in mixed double quarters
India had a good day in office as Rohan Bopanna secured a quarterfinal berth while Sania Mirza too sealed a place in the last-eight stage with their respective partners in the mixed doubles competition at the Wimbledon on Wednesday.
PHOTOS: Fashion parade of tennis beauties
The Women's Tennis Association celebrated forty years of growth and achievement and they did it in style.
Wimbledon: Bopanna, Paes enter doubles semis, Bhupathi bows out
India had a good day in office as Rohan Bopanna secured his third Grand Slam semifinal berth while Leander Paes too sealed his place in the last four stage in the men's doubles competition at the Wimbledom on Tuesday.
July 01, 2013PHOTOS: Lisicki stuns Serena, joins Li Na in quarters
German Sabine Lisicki sent another seismic shockwave through Wimbledon on Monday when she sent five-times champion Serena Williams packing in fourth round, while Li Na and Petra Kvitova advanced to the quarter-finals.
Wimbledon: Bopanna-Vasselin, Bhupathi-Knowle in quarter-finals
Rohan Bopanna and Edouard Roger-Vasselin toppled third seeded pair of Alexander Peya and Bruno Soares to breeze into the men's doubles quarter-finals of the Wimbledon championships.
Wimbledon: Lisicki knocks out champion Serena Williams
Sabine Lisicki caused the biggest upset in the women's singles at Wimbledon when she beat Serena Williams in the fourth round on Monday. The German won 6-2, 1-6, 6-4.
June 30, 2013Sania-Huber through to 3rd round of Wimbledon
Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza and her American partner Liezel Huber advanced to the third round of women's doubles event at the Wimbledon with a three-set win over Italian-German duo of Flavia Pennetta and Andrea Petkovic.
Serena turns on style to beat golden oldie Kimiko
After all the shocks and spills of the opening week, top seed Serena Williams remained impregnable as she unleashed her full arsenal to move almost effortlessly into the last 16 at Wimbledon on Saturday. A crushing 6-2, 6-0 win over Japanese veteran Kimiko Date-Krumm offered a reminder that while her closest rivals in the women's game are often vulnerable to upsets, she is an immovable object at the top of the tree.
June 29, 2013Wimbledon: Murray hits form to blast Robredo off court
The sweet spot of Andy Murray's racket was put through its paces as he signed of his first week at Wimbledon by stylishly dispatching Spain's Tommy Robredo 6-2, 6-4, 7-5 to move into the last 16 on Friday.
June 28, 2013Murray faces new pressure as draw opens in his favour
Britain's Wimbledon hope Andy Murray has to live with the very different pressure that comes with being labelled a shoe-in to reach the final after two of his main rivals suffered shock exits in early rounds.
Djokovic, Serena restore calm on Tranquil Thursday
An air of calm descended at Wimbledon on 'Tranquil Thursday' as Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams avoided the trail of destruction that had decimated the field at the All England Club on day three of the grasscourt major.
Wimbledon: Llodra and Mathieu join singles drop-outs
The second round of this year's Wimbledon has equalled the record for withdrawals and retirements for a single round at a Grand Slam in the professional era after two more players quit on Thursday.
June 27, 2013Wimbledon groundsman '100 percent happy' despite tumbles
Wimbledon's new head groundsman said on Thursday he is "100 percent happy" with the grass courts despite a string of players tumbling out of the tournament through injury.
Injuries hit Wimbledon as Sharapova loses
Wimbledon's genteel surrounds resembled Saturday night on a casualty ward as injuries saw seven players withdraw or retire and third seed Maria Sharapova stumble to a shock second-round defeat on Wednesday.
Federer handed shock second-round Wimbledon loss
Defending champion Roger Federer's remarkable run of reaching 36 consecutive Grand Slam quarter-finals or better was ended in a shock second-round Wimbledon defeat by unheralded Ukrainian Sergiy Stakhovsky on Wednesday.
June 26, 2013Wimbledon: Marathon man Isner bows out with knee injury
Wimbledon marathon man John Isner was forced to retire after two games of his second round match against Frenchman Adrian Mannarino with a knee injury on Wednesday.
Darcis, Azarenka lead Wimbledon injury exodus
The All England Club's medical rooms were overflowing as the third day of Wimbledon resembled a casualty ward with Rafa Nadal's conqueror Steve Darcis one of five players to withdraw injured before mid-afternoon on Wednesday.
June 25, 2013Wimbledon: After the shockwaves, Serena restores order
No current athlete in the world of sport can match the 31-year-old for reliability at present and the American, despite a brief blip, eased past Luxembourg's Mandy Minella 6-1, 6-3.
Divij-Raja bow out of Wimbledon doubles
Divij Sharan and Purav Raja frittered away a two-set lead to spoil their Grand Slam debut as they bowed out of men's doubles event of the Wimbledon after losing a marathon opening round match.
June 23, 2013No complaints from Murray at being in tough half
With British hopes of elusive home success once again resting on his shoulders, Andy Murray could have been forgiven an envious glance Novak Djokovic's way after the Wimbledon draw was made on Friday.
June 21, 2013Paes-Stepanek meet Bracciali-Erlich in Wimbledon opener
Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek, seeded fourth, are drawn against Daniele Bracciali of Italy and Jonathan Erlich of Israel in the first round of the men's doubles at Wimbledon, starting Monday.
June 19, 2013Russia's Kuznetsova pulls out of Wimbledon
Twice Grand Slam champion Svetlana Kuznetsova pulled out of Wimbledon on Wednesday with an abdominal strain.
Paes-Stepanek seeded fourth at Wimbledon
Indian tennis star Leander Paes and his Czech partner Radek Stepanek were seeded fourth in the men's doubles event of the Wimbledon championships, starting in London on Monday.
June 18, 2013Sania-Huber in quarter-finals at Eastbourne
Sania Mirza and Liezel Huber were made to work hard by Darija Jurak and Heather Watson before making the quarter-finals in the WTA Aegon International, in Eastbourne, on Tuesday.
June 17, 2013Somdev bows out of Wimbledon qualifiers
Somdev Devvarman missed chances galore, including a match point, as he crashed out of the Wimbledon qualifiers after losing a gruelling and energy-sapping first round match against Australia's Matt Reid, in London, on Monday.
June 16, 2013Nottingham Challenger: Divij, Raja lose final again
A second title of the season eluded Divij Sharan and Purav Raja yet again as they ended runners-up at the Nottingham Challenger after losing the tough summit clash to formidable Thai twin brothers Sanchai and Sonchat Ratiwatana.
Bhupathi-Bopanna crashes out of Aegon C'ships
Third seeds Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna crashed out of the Aegon Championships after suffering a straight-set defeat at the hands of top seeds Bob and Mike Bryan in the semi-finals.
June 15, 2013Hewitt rolls back years to beat Del Potro
Australian veteran Lleyton Hewitt gave a glimpse of his grasscourt arts to beat Juan Martin del Potro in Friday's quarter-finals of the Aegon Championships.
June 14, 2013Aegon: Bhupathi-Bopanna in quarters after walk-over
Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna entered the men's doubles quarter-finals in the Aegon Championships after receiving a walk-over from the French combo of Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Nicolas Mahut.
Murray proves his fitness with back-to-back wins
Andy Murray emerged unscathed as he completed back-to-back wins at a blustery Aegon Championships in London on Thursday in his first matches following a four-week break caused by a back injury.
June 10, 2013French Open security caught off guard
French Open organisers defended their security arrangements after protesters, one letting off a flare and running on court, briefly interrupted the final between Rafa Nadal and fellow Spaniard David Ferrer on Sunday.
June 09, 2013Nadal now has 12 Grand Slams in his kitty!
Factbox on Rafa Nadal, who won his eighth French Open tennis title on Sunday.
French Open: Makarova, Vesnina win women's doubles title
Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina claimed their maiden grand slam title together by beating Italian top seeds Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci 7-5, 6-2 in the French Open women's doubles final on Sunday.
Protestor with a flare interrupts French Open final
Four protesters, one letting off a flare, briefly interrupted the French Open tennis final between Rafa Nadal and fellow Spaniard David Ferrer on Sunday.
Nadal beats Ferrer to claim 8th French Open crown
Rafael Nadal made light work of fellow Spaniard David Ferrer to win a protest-interrupted French Open final 6-3, 6-2, 6-3 on Sunday and become the first man to win eight singles titles at the same tournament.
Will Nadal clinch his eighth French Open title?
Facts and figures on Sunday's all-Spanish men's French Open final between Rafa Nadal and David Ferrer.
June 08, 2013Relentless Serena powers to French Open title
Serena Williams proved an irresistible force once more as she powered past Maria Sharapova 6-4, 6-4 to win the French Open for the second time on Saturday - 11 years after her first triumph.
Tired Nadal to skip Halle tournament
French Open finalist Rafael Nadal has pulled out of next week's Wimbledon warm-up event at Halle in Germany, citing fatigue after a busy few weeks of tennis.
June 07, 2013Nadal edges Djokovic to make eighth French Open final
Rafael Nadal displayed the athleticism and self-belief that earned him seven French Open titles to tame Novak Djokovic 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 6-7(3), 9-7 in a pulsating 4-1/2 hour Roland Garros semi-final on Friday.
Divij-Purav lose in quarter-finals
Divij Sharan and Purav Raja squandered a superb start and bowed out of the ATP Challenger in Furth, Germany, after losing to local favourites Kevin Krawietz and Dominic Schulz 5-7, 3-6 in the quarter-finals.
June 06, 2013Germany: Divij-Purav in quarter-finals
The third seeded Indian pair of Divij Sharan and Purav Raja made it to the quarter-finals in the ATP Challenger event in Furth, Germany, after a hard-earned victory in the opening round. Left-handed Divij and Raja defeated Andrej Martin of Slovak Republic and Hans Podlipnik-Castillo of Chile 6-3, 1-6, 10-8 in the first round of the euro 30,000 clay-court event.
June 05, 2013Sharapova survives horror show, Azarenka grinds through
Maria Sharapova blocked out a 28-minute horror show to beat Jelena Jankovic and Victoria Azarenka eased past Maria Kirilenko to set up a heavyweight French Open semi-final in Paris on Wednesday.
June 04, 2013French Open: Sania, Bethanie crash out
Indian challengers continued to exit from the French Open as Sania Mirza and her American partner Bethanie Mattek-Sands were forced to retire from their pre-quarterfinals on Tuesday following a groin problem to the latter.
June 03, 2013Paes, Jelena in mixed doubles 2nd round of French Open
Leander Paes kept the Indian challenge alive in the mixed doubles event of the French Open by moving to the second round along with partner Jelena Jankovic.
French Open: Federer scrapes past Simon
Seeing the usually majestic Roger Federer down on his hands and knees -- literally -- is a rare sight in tennis but that turned out to be the least of his problems at the French Open on Sunday as he flirted with a last-16 exit.
June 01, 2013Paes-Melzer crashes out of French Open
Leander Paes crashed out of the men's doubles event, while Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna made first round exits from the mixed doubles event to sum up a disappointing day for India at the French Open.
Anderson betters compatriot Ferreira's record in Paris
Kevin Anderson became the first South African to reach the fourth round of the French Open since 1996 when he out-slugged 14th seed Milos Raonic on Friday.
May 31, 2013Sania loses in first round of French Open mixed doubles
India's Sania Mirza and her Swedish partner Robert Lindstedt lost in the first round of the mixed doubles at the French Open, suffering a shocking straight-set defeat at the hands of Cara Black and Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi, in Paris on Friday. The top seeded Indo-Swede combination was no match for their unseeded opponents and lost 2-6, 3-6 in a little under an hour.
May 29, 2013French Open: Federer thumps Somdev to reach third round
Somdev Devvarman was mercilessly beaten by second seed Roger Federer as the Indian crashed out of the men's singles event of the French Open on Wednesday.
Bhupathi-Bopanna crash out, Paes sails into 2nd round
India witnessed a mixed outing in the men's doubles event of the French Open as Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna crashed out in the first round even as veteran Leander Paes and his Austrian partner Jurgen Melzer eased into the next stage, in Paris.
French Open: Djokovic too strong for young Goffin
Novak Djokovic showed glimpses of frailty along with his usual ruthless streak when he moved into the second round of the French Open with a 7-6(5), 6-4, 7-5 win over Belgium's David Goffin on Tuesday.
May 28, 2013Somdev advances; faces Federer in Rnd 2
India's Somdev Devvarman sailed into the second round of the men's singles event at the French Open with a 6-3 6-3 7-5 win over Daniel Munoz-De La Nava of Spain at the Roland Garros in Paris.
Nadal survives bad day at the office
Rafael Nadal, as expected, took his place in the second round but his 4-6, 7-6, 6-4, 6-3 win over the inspired German, who had never won a main-draw match at Roland Garros, was fraught with danger as he flirted with the unthinkable.
May 26, 2013French Open: Serena, Federer waltz into round 2
Serena Williams and Roger Federer both enjoyed Sunday afternoon strolls at Roland Garros as they seized the opportunity to gain head starts over their French Open rivals in ruthless fashion.
'International Premier Tennis League spectator friendly'
Indian tennis star Mahesh Bhupathi, who has launched his ambitious International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) with the backing of a galaxy of top stars, says his event would be television, spectator and players friendly because of its unique model.
May 23, 2013Del Potro pulls out of French Open: Reports
World number seven Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina has pulled out of next week's French Open tennis after failing to recover from a virus, Argentine media reported on Wednesday.
May 19, 2013Nadal and Williams win easily in Rome
Rafael Nadal made short work of his great rival Roger Federer to win the Italian Open, his sixth trophy of the year, 6-1, 6-3 on Sunday.
Rome Masters: Bhupathi-Bopanna lose final to Bryans
Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna ended runners-up at the Rome Masters after a tame straight sets defeat at the hands of top seeded American team of Mike and Bob Bryan in Rome on Sunday.
May 18, 2013Emotional Nadal reaches Rome final
Rafael Nadal beat Czech sixth seed Tomas Berdych 6-2, 6-4 to reach the Italian Open final on Saturday with a dominant performance that he described as emotional after his long injury absence.
Serena extends winning streak to reach Rome final
Serena Williams crushed Romanian qualifier Simona Halep 6-3, 6-0 to book her place in the Italian Open final and extend her winning streak to 23 matches on Saturday.
May 17, 2013Rome Masters: Bhupathi-Bopanna advance, Paes-Melzer out
Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna entered the quarter-finals of the Rome Masters, but it was curtains for Leander Paes and his Austrian partner Jurgen Melzer.
Nadal survives Gulbis scare, Williams advances
Defending champion Rafa Nadal recovered from losing the opening five games against Ernests Gulbis to book his place in the quarter-finals of the Rome Masters on Thursday.
May 16, 2013Sania-Bethanie advance to Rome quarters
Sania Mirza and her American partner Bethanie Mattek-Sands scored a straight set win over Francesca Schiavone and Samantha Stosur to move to the quarter-finals of the WTA Premier event in Rome.
Italian Open: Janowicz stuns Tsonga, Murray injured
Jerzy Janowicz ripped off his shirt after stunning Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Juan Martin del Potro visited the Pope and Andy Murray and Stanislas Wawrinka pulled out through injury at the Italian Open on Wednesday.
Monfils, Razzano get French Open wild cards
Former French Open semi-finalist Gael Monfils, who has struggled for form after a string of injuries marred his 2012 season, has been given a wild card for the grand slam claycourt event, organisers said on Wednesday.
May 15, 2013Rome: Serena slays Robson; Djokovic, Federer cruise
World No 1 Serena Williams inflicted swift revenge on behalf of her older sister when she beat Britain's Laura Robson 6-2, 6-2 in the Rome Masters on Tuesday.
May 12, 2013Nadal thumps Wawrinka to claim Madrid Open title
Rafael Nadal claimed a fifth title since his return from injury when the Spanish world number five dismissed 15th-seeded Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka 6-2, 6-4 to win the Madrid Open on Sunday.
Serena overpowers Sharapova in Madrid, claims 50th title
World No 1 and top seed Serena Williams racked up the 50th title of her 18-year career when she thumped Maria Sharapova 6-1, 6-4 to defend her Madrid Open crown on Sunday.
May 11, 2013Nadal crushes Andujar to reach Madrid final
Rafael Nadal is one win away from a fifth title since returning from injury after the Spanish World No 5 thumped compatriot Pablo Andujar 6-0, 6-4 on Saturday to reach the Madrid Open final.
Madrid Open WTA: Serena to face Sharapova in the final
Serena Williams' tactic of staying in her hotel room and being "boring" appears to be paying off after the world number one and top seed swept past Sara Errani into the final of the Madrid Open on Saturday.
Murray exits, Nadal battles past Ferrer in Madrid
Andy Murray's latest bid for a maiden clay title ended when he fell to Tomas Berdych in the Madrid Open quarter-finals on Friday, leaving Rafa Nadal as the only member of the 'big four' still alive at the Masters event.
May 10, 2013Tennis: Mixed fortunes for Indians at Madrid Open
The Indian pair of Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna entered the quarter-finals of the men's doubles event while Leander Paes and Sania Mirza made exit with their respective partners at the Madrid Open, on Wednesday.
May 09, 2013Federer upset by Nishikori in Madrid third round
Defending champion Roger Federer became the second high-profile casualty at the Madrid Open when he was beaten 6-4, 1-6, 6-2 by Japanese 14th seed Kei Nishikori in the third round.
Sania-Bethanie knocked out of Madrid Open
Sania Mirza and her American doubles partner, Bethanie Mattek-Sands, made an early exit from the Madrid Open after losing their second round match in straight sets to Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and Lucie Safarova.
Divij, Purav in China Challenger semis
Divij Sharan and Purav Raja came from behind to win the first round and then got a walk over to progress to the semi-final of the $125,000 ATP Challenger tournament in Kunming.
Nadal checks Paire to advance in Madrid
Rafa Nadal avoided a similar fate to beaten World No 1 Novak Djokovic when he dismissed French young gun Benoit Paire 6-3, 6-4 to claim a place in the third round of the Madrid Open on Wednesday.
May 08, 2013'Hot' Azarenka knocked out of Madrid Open
World No 3 Victoria Azarenka lost her temper on the way to a surprise 1-6, 6-2, 6-3 defeat by unseeded Russian Ekaterina Makerova in the Madrid Open second round on Wednesday.
Madrid Open: Dimitrov packs off Djokovic
Novak Djokovic was dumped out of the Madrid Open in the second round on Tuesday when he went over on his ankle and incurred the wrath of the locals on the way to a shock 7-6, 6-7, 6-3 reverse to Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov.
May 07, 2013Mint-green Federer looking sharp on competitive return
Roger Federer looked as sharp as ever in his first match following a two-month layoff as he beat Czech Radek Stepanek 6-3, 6-3 at the Madrid Open on Tuesday.
Sania-Bethanie in second round of Madrid Open
The fifth seed Indo-American pair had to work hard for a 7-6(3), 4-6, 10-4 victory over the Slovakian-Spanish combo of Daniela Hantuchova-Anabel Medina Garrigues.
Robson, Suarez Navarro pull off upset wins in Madrid
Britain's Laura Robson and Spain's Carla Suarez Navarro conjured up big first-round upset victories at the Madrid Open when they surprised fourth seed Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland and ninth-seeded Australian Samantha Stosur on Monday.
Controversy a constant companion for Tomics
Control-freak and parasite or loving father determined to help his son make the most of a rare tennis talent -- John Tomic does not so much divide opinion in Australia as split it into 'Bernard against the rest'.
May 06, 2013Sluggish Serena begins Madrid defence with laboured win
World number one Serena Williams overcame a lethargic start to her Madrid Open title defence to seal an ultimately comfortable 7-6, 6-1 victory against teenage qualifier Yulia Putintseva of Kazakhstan in the first round on Sunday.
May 05, 2013Venus Williams pulls out of Madrid with back problem
Former world number one Venus Williams has been forced to withdraw from the Madrid Open due to a back problem, organisers said on Sunday.
May 04, 2013Nadal will not get higher seeding: French Open chief
Rafael Nadal will not be protected with a higher seeding at the French Open, tournament director Gilbert Ysern said on Saturday.
May 02, 2013AITA recommends Somdev for Khel Ratna
Somdev Devvarman may have led a players' rebellion against the national tennis federation, but AITA has recommended him for the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award for 2013.
May 01, 2013ITF reject Pakistan appeal over Davis Cup elimination
The International Tennis Federation (ITF) have rejected Pakistan's appeal against the awarding of their Davis Cup Asia-Oceania Group II tie to New Zealand, the governing body said on Wednesday.
April 28, 2013Nadal claims eighth Barcelona Open title
Rafael Nadal won his eighth Barcelona Open title in nine years with a 6-4, 6-3 victory over fellow Spaniard and fourth seed Nicolas Almagro on Sunday.
Final glory eludes Sania-Bethanie at Stuttgart
Sania Mirza and Bethanie Mattek-Sands will have to wait for their third title of the season as they ended runners-up at the WTA Porsche Tennis Grand Prix after losing the summit clash to Sabine Lisicki and Mona Barthel, in Stuttgart on Sunday.
Sharapova crushes Li Na to retain Stuttgart title
World No 2 Maria Sharapova saved her best performance of the week for last when she successfully defended her Stuttgart Grand Prix title with a 6-4, 6-3 victory over second seed Li Na of China to kick off her clay-court season in style on Sunday.
April 27, 2013Nadal routs Raonic to close on eighth Barcelona title
Rafa Nadal moved to within one victory of an eighth Barcelona Open title in nine years when he thrashed Canadian fifth seed Milos Raonic 6-4, 6-0 on Saturday to set up a final against fourth-seeded Spanish compatriot Nicolas Almagro.
Sania-Bethanie advance to Stuttgart semis
Sania Mirza and her American doubles partner Bethanie Mattek-Sands progressed to the semi-finals of the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix after registering a straight sets win over Liezel Huber and Janette Husarova in Stuttgart.
April 26, 2013Nadal ousts Paire in rain-delayed Barcelona match
Rafa Nadal overcame another hurdle on his way to a possible eighth Barcelona Open title in nine years when he recovered from a poor start to beat Benoit Paire 7-6, 6-2 in their delayed third-round match on Friday.
April 25, 2013Barcelona Open: Ferrer shocked, Nadal eases through
Top seed David Ferrer summed up his error-strewn defeat by qualifier Dmitry Tursunov as "one of the worst I have played" after falling at the first hurdle at the Barcelona Open on Wednesday.
April 23, 2013Wimbledon gets 40 per cent prize money boost
Wimbledon announced a 40 per cent increase in prize money for this year's championships on Tuesday, making it the most lucrative tournament in tennis.
Vinci sends Italy into Fed Cup final
Roberta Vinci sent Italy into the Fed Cup final for the fifth time in eight years with a 6-2, 6-7, 6-3 victory over CzechRepublic's Lucie Safarova in Palermo on Monday.
April 21, 2013Djokovic ends Nadal's eight-year Monte Carlo reign
Rafael Nadal's eight-year reign at the Monte Carlo Masters was ended when he was beaten 6-2, 7-6 by Novak Djokovic in the final on Sunday.
April 20, 2013Nadal to face Djokovic in Monte Carlo final
Eight-time champion Rafael Nadal will lock horns with World No 1 Novak Djokovic for third time in the Monte Carlo Masters final after both sailed through their semi-finals with relative ease on Saturday.
April 19, 2013Nadal subdues inspired Dimitrov, sets up Tsonga clash
Eight-times champion Rafael Nadal was taken to the brink by Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov before completing a 6-2, 2-6, 6-4 victory on Friday to reach the Monte Carlo Masters semi-finals. He will meet Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, who beat Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka.
April 17, 2013Djokovic battles through pain, Nadal finds it easy
Novak Djokovic's gamble to test his injured ankle at the Monte Carlo Masters appeared to be backfiring but he dug his heels in to battle past Russian Mikhail Youzhny 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 in the second round on Wednesday.
Injured Djokovic to play in Monte Carlo
Novak Djokovic will be hoping his gamble to play in the Monte Carlo Masters does not leave his claycourt season going bust after he decided to test his injured ankle in the glamorous principality.
April 15, 2013Isner defeats Almagro to claim Houston title
American John Isner won the US men's clay court championship in Houston with a 6-3, 7-5 win over top seeded Spaniard Nicolas Almagro on Sunday.
April 14, 2013Sania joins ITPA as Vice President
Star player Sania Mirza has also joined Indian Tennis Players Association (ITPA) as one of its Vice Presidents, it was revealed on Sunday.
April 13, 2013Tennis: Divij-Purav knocked out of Mexico Challenger
India's Divij Sharan and Purav Raja's campaign, at the Guadalajara ATP Challenger event in Mexico, ended with a straight set semi-final defeat at the hands of giant-killing pair of Marin Draganja and Mate Pavic.
April 12, 2013Divij-Purav upset Rajeev-Becker to make semis
Divij Sharan and Purav Raja staged a spectacular comeback to shock third seeds Rajeev Ram and Benjamin Becker and storm into the semi-finals of the ATP Challenger in Guadalajara, Mexico, on Friday. The unseeded Indian pair beat the American-German combo 6-4, 3-6, 10-8 in 70 minutes.
April 10, 2013Injured Djokovic to make late decision on Monte Carlo
World No. 1 Novak Djokovic will make a late decision on his participation in the next week's Monte Carlos Masters because of an ankle problem.
Divij-Purav make winning start at Mexico Challenger
Divij Sharan and Purav Raja made a confident start at the ATP Challenger event in Guadalajara, defeating Marco Chiudinelli and Yuichi Sugita in straight sets. The unseeded Indian pair, runners-up last week at Leon, beat the Swiss-Japanese combo 6-4, 6-2 in the first round of the US $100,000 hard court tournament.
April 08, 2013Serena rebounds to win third Charleston title
World No. 1 Serena Williams bounced back from a set down to defeat former top ranked Jelena Jankovic of Serbia 3-6, 6-0, 6-2 and win her third Family Circle Cup title on Sunday.
April 07, 2013Davis Cup: Rosol propels Czech Republic into semis
Lukas Rosol beat Evgeny Korolev 7-6, 67, 7-6, 6-2 to give the Czech Republic an unassailable 3-1 lead over Kazakhstan and propel the defending champions into the Davis Cup semi-finals on Sunday.
Davis Cup: Somdev, Yuki complete Indonesia whitewash
Somdev Devvarman and Yuki Bhambri posted straight-set wins in their respective reverse singles as India completed a 5-0 whitewash of Indonesia in the Asia-Oceania Group I Davis Cup relegation play-off tie, in Bangalore on Sunday.
Serena crushes Venus in Charleston semis
World No 1 Serena Williams breezed past older sister Venus 6-1, 6-2 in their first meeting since 2009 in the semi-finals of the Family Circle Cup in Charleston, South Carolina on Saturday.
Davis Cup: Serbia, Canada eye semis berth after epic wins
Serbia and Canada both won marathon doubles matches on Saturday to seize control of their Davis Cup quarter-finals in North America.
April 06, 2013Paes-Sanam win relegation play-off vs Indonesia
Veteran tennis star Leander Paes has said unity in the Indian Davis Cup team was improving, and the camaraderie among players will be better when they will face tougher challengers in the 2014 Davis Cup campaign.
Davis Cup: Holders Czechs stunned by Kazakhstan
Outsiders Kazakhstan stayed alive in their Davis Cup quarter-final against holders CzechRepublic after winning the doubles rubber on Saturday.
Divij-Purav in summit clash of Leon ATP Challenger
Divij Sharan and Purav Raja shocked top seeds Nicholas Monroe and Simon Stadler in straight sets to earn a shot at their second ATP Challenger title of the season, in Leon, Mexico.
Williams sisters set for showdown in Charleston semis
Serena and Venus Williams set up a tantalising semi-final against each other after both won twice on Friday in the rain-affected Family Circle Cup in Charleston, South Carolina.
April 05, 2013Davis Cup: Somdev, Yuki win opening singles vs Indonesia
Somdev Devvarman and Yuki Bhambri scored straight-set victories to put India 2-0 ahead in the Asia-Oceanic Davis Cup Group I first-round relegation play-off tie against Indonesia in Bangalore on Friday. Somdev defeated Wisnu Adi Nugroho 6-1, 6-2, 6-2 before Yuki saw off Christopher Rungkat 6-3, 6-2, 6-3, at the Karnataka State Lawn Tennis Association stadium.
Davis Cup: Djokovic eyes return to form in tie against US
Novak Djokovic believes he has left his recent poor form behind and will be in top shape when he leads Serbia in this weekend's Davis Cup quarter-final tie against the United States.
April 04, 2013Somdev to open relegation play-off vs Indonesia
India's number one singles player will open the country's campaign against Wisnu Adi Nugroho in the Asia/Oceania Group I first round relegation play-off against Indonesia, beginning in Bangalore on Friday. No 2 Yuki Bhambri will lock horns with Indonesia No 1 Christopher Rungkat in the second singles.
April 01, 2013Bhupathi-Bopanna set to renew partnership for rest of 2013
After pairing up with different partners in the initial months of 2013, Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna have decided to rejoin forces for the rest of the season.
Murray goes to No. 2 with Miami win over Ferrer
Britain's Andy Murray defeated Spain's David Ferrer 2-6, 6-4, 7-6 in a gruelling Sony Open final in Miami, on Sunday to move above Roger Federer to second in the world rankings.
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