March 30, 2013Berdych to skip Czech Davis Cup quarters
World No 6 Tomas Berdych will miss Czech Republic's Davis Cup quarter-final next week when the champions take on Kazakhstan.
Miami Masters: Murray to face Ferrer in final
Britain's Andy Murray fought back for a 6-7, 6-1, 6-2 win over France's Richard Gasquet to reach the final of the Sony Open where he will face Spaniard David Ferrer on Sunday.
March 28, 2013Haas marches into Miami semis; Sharapova edges Errani
Veteran Tommy Haas backed up his upset of World No 1 Novak Djokovic with a quarter-final victory over Gilles Simon on Wednesday to advance to a semi-final against David Ferrer at the Sony Open in Miami.
March 27, 2013Veteran Haas ends Djokovic dominance in Miami
Germany's Tommy Haas recorded the upset of the tournament when he stunned two-time defending champion Novak Djokovic 6-2, 6-4 in the fourth round of the Sony Open at Miami on Tuesday.
Sania-Bethanie lose in quarters of Miami Masters
India's Sania Mirza and her American partner Bethanie Mattek-Sands crashed out of the Sony Open Miami Masters after losing their women's doubles quarter-final match against world No.1 pair of Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci in straight sets at Crandon Park.
March 26, 2013Sharapova powers through to Miami quarters
Maria Sharapova powered her way past another opponent at the Sony Open in Miami on Monday as the Russian world number two remains on target to finally claim a tournament that has brought her plenty of heartbreak.
March 25, 2013Djokovic breezes past Somdev at windy Miami
World No 1 Novak Djokovic and Russian Maria Sharapova shook off windy conditions to move into the fourth round of the Sony Open at Miami on Sunday.
March 24, 2013Maimi: Bopanna-Ram, Sania-Mattek-Sands advance
Rohan Bopanna and Sania Mirza advanced to the second rounds of their respective events at prestigious ATP/WTA Sony Open after hard fought wins with their partners, in Maimi.
Murray, Serena advance in Miami; Venus withdraws
British World No. 3 Andy Murray cruised to a straightforward victory over Bernard Tomic at the Sony Open but the Williams sisters had contrasting fortunes in Miami on Saturday.
March 23, 2013Miami Masters: Somdev sets up Djokovic clash in 3rd round
Somdev Devvarman set up his biggest match of the season, a pre-quarterfinal clash with World No 1 Novak Djokovic in the ATP Miami Masters, after scripting yet another come-from-behind win, in Miami.
March 21, 2013Somdev in 2nd round of Miami Masters
Continuing his impressive comeback post a shoulder surgery, Somdev Devvarman erased a one-set deficit to beat World No. 78 Evgeny Donskoy in his opening round of the ATP Miami Masters.
March 18, 2013Comeback king Nadal sets sight on French Open
The fist pump was back, along with the crunching forehand crosscourt winners, energetic movement and the never-say-say-die attitude.
Nadal heeds doctor's advice, pulls out of Miami
Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from next week's Sony Open in Miami to strengthen his left leg over the next few weeks before beginning his build-up for the French Open.
March 17, 2013Del Potro ends Djokovic's unbeaten run, meets Nadal
World number one Novak Djokovic's unbeaten run of 22 matches came to an end on Saturday when he was upset 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 by Argentina's Juan Martin Del Potro in the BNP Paribas Open semi-finals in Indian Wells.
March 16, 2013Wozniacki to face Sharapova in Indian Wells final
Former champion Caroline Wozniacki battled through a marathon encounter to upset fourth-seeded German Angelique Kerber 2-6, 6-4, 7-5 on Friday and reach her third BNP Paribas Open final in four years.
Indian Wells: Murray ousted by Del Potro, Djokovic cruises
Erratic serving cost Andy Murray dearly as the U.S. Open champion was knocked out of the BNP Paribas Open quarter-finals 6-7, 6-3, 6-1 by Argentina's Juan Martin Del Potro on Friday.
March 15, 2013Indian Wells: Kerber, Wozniacki gifted semi-final spots
In a bizarre coincidence, top seed Victoria Azarenka and seventh-seeded Australian Samantha Stosur withdrew from their quarter-final matches at the BNP Paribas Open on Thursday due to leg injuries.
March 14, 2013Indian Wells: Federer, Nadal set up mouth-watering clash
Defending champion Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal set up a mouth-watering showdown in the BNP Paribas quarter-finals after they battled through tricky fourth-round encounters on Wednesday.
March 13, 2013Djokovic, Murray into last 16 at Indian Wells
Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic recovered from a poor start while third seed Andy Murray displayed much sharper form as they both advanced to the fourth round of the BNP Paribas Open on Tuesday.
Indian Wells: Sharapova, Azarenka storm into quarters
Former champion Maria Sharapova raised her game when it mattered to storm into the BNP Paribas Open quarter-finals with a 7-5, 6-0 victory over Spaniard Lara Arruabarrena-Vecino on Tuesday.
March 12, 2013Azarenka, Kerber fight back at Indian Wells
Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka struggled to find her rhythm against Kirsten Flipkens in the third round of the BNP Paribas Open on Monday but finished strong to beat the Belgian 3-6, 6-3, 6-0.
Nadal, Federer on track for Indian Wells showdown
Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer stayed on track for a mouth-watering showdown in the BNP Paribas Open quarter-finals after they both advanced to the last 16 on Monday.
March 11, 2013Mardy Fish thrilled to make winning ATP return
Simply being back on the tennis court felt like a victory for Mardy Fish, on Sunday, after the American returned to action following a lengthy recovery from a heart condition.
Sharapova, Radwanska advance at Indian Wells
Former champion Maria Sharapova survived a tough battle with Spain's Carla Suarez Navarro on Sunday, winning 7-5, 6-3 to book her place in the fourth round of the BNP Paribas Open.
Indian Wells: Djokovic, Murray battle through
Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic and third seed Andy Murray both had to work much harder than expected to book their places in the third round of the BNP Paribas Open on Sunday.
March 10, 2013Bhupathi-Nestor, Sania-Mattek bow out of Indian Wells
Indian challenge ended at the ATP Indian Wells Masters with the shock first round defeats of Mahesh Bhupathi and Sania Mirza in their respective events in India Wells.
BNP Paribas Open: Azarenka, Stosur and Kerber advance
Australian Open champion and top seed Victoria Azarenka recovered from a sluggish start to beat Slovakia's Daniela Hantuchova 6-4, 6-1 in the second round of the BNP Paribas Open on Saturday.
Federer and Nadal win, Ferrer bows out
While Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal won their opening matches in straight sets on Saturday, World No. 4, David Ferrer became the first top seed to make an early exit from the BNP Paribas Open.
March 09, 2013Bopanna-Ram out of Indian Wells Masters
Rohan Bopanna and Rajeev Ram's campaign at the ATP Indian Wells Masters ended in the first round itself after a straight sets defeat against Lukas Kubot of Poland and Janko Tipsarevic of Serbia.
Djokovic feels close to his stunning 2011 form
Oozing confidence after making a sizzling 13-0 start to the year, Novak Djokovic looks every inch the same player who reigned supreme in the men's game during his astonishingly successful 2011 season.
Sharapova, Kuznetsova win at Indian Wells
Former champion Maria Sharapova cruised into the third round of the BNP Paribas Open with a ruthless 6-2, 6-1 demolition of Italy's Francesca Schiavone on Friday.
March 08, 2013Rivals Federer, Nadal set to meet in last eight
Four-times champion Roger Federer was delighted to welcome back to the ATP Tour his long-time rival Rafa Nadal, a man he could face in the quarter-finals of the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells.
March 07, 2013Tennis to introduce biological passports
Tennis will introduce biological passports for players and increase the number of blood tests done each year, the sport's anti-doping agency said on Thursday.
March 05, 2013Hingis tops list of 2013 Hall Of Fame Class
Swiss former World No. 1 Martina Hingis, a winner of five Grand Slam singles titles, headlined the International Tennis Hall of Fame's list of inductees for the 2013 class.
March 03, 2013Top Seeds Isner, Haas exit Delray semi-finals
Top seeds John Isner and Tommy Haas were dumped out of the Delray Beach International semi-finals by two players ranked outside the world's top 100, as Edouard Roger-Vasselin and Ernests Gulbis advanced to Sunday's final.
Nadal mauls Ferrer to clinch Mexican Open
A dominant Rafa Nadal dismantled fellow Spaniard David Ferrer 6-0, 6-2 on Saturday to win his second Mexican Open title and continue his successful comeback from a long injury lay-off.
Imperious Djokovic seals another Dubai title
Novak Djokovic extended his winning streak to 18 matches to claim a fourth Dubai Championships in five years on Saturday, underlining his status as the world's best player after beating Tomas Berdych 7-5, 6-3 in the final.
March 02, 2013Bhupathi-Llodra win Dubai ATP event
Mahesh Bhupathi won the first title of the 2013 season when he combined with French man Michael Llodra to edge past Robert Lindstedt and Nenand Zimonjic in the summit clash of the Dubai Tennis Championshipsin Dubai.
Nadal beats Almagro to reach Mexican Open final
Rafael Nadal advanced to the final of the Mexican Open early on Saturday morning, beating fellow Spaniard Nicolas Almagro 7-5 6-4 in a clay-court slugfest.
Delray Beach: Isner downs Anderson to reach semi-finals
Top seed John Isner downed defending champion Kevin Anderson 6-2, 7-6 in a battle of tennis giants to march into the semi-finals of the Delray Beach International on Friday.
March 01, 2013French tribunal blocks Roland Garros extension
The extension of the French Open's Roland Garros stadium, which has been championed by Paris mayor Bertrand Delanoe, was stopped by an administrative tribunal on Friday.
Djokovic overcomes stubborn Del Potro in Dubai
Novak Djokovic extended his winning streak to 17 matches by beating Juan Martin del Potro 6-3, 7-6 in the Dubai tennis championship semi-finals on Friday to stay on track for a potential final with holder Roger Federer.
Bhupathi-Llodra in Dubai ATP final
Mahesh Bhupathi entered his first final of this season. He and French partner Michael Llodra overcame a strong challenge from India's Rohan Bopanna and Rajeev Ram of the United States in the semi-finals of the Dubai Tennis Championships on Friday.
Nadal waltzes into Mexican Open semis
Former World No 1 Rafael Nadal breezed through to the semi-finals of the Mexican Open on Thursday, dispatching Argentine Leonardo Mayer in straight sets 6-1, 7-5.
February 28, 2013Bopanna, Bhupathi to clash in Dubai ATP semis
Unseeded Bopanna and Rajeev Ram hit seven aces and converted one of seven break-point opportunities to beat Victor Hanescu and Lukas Rosol 4-6, 7-5, 10-4 in 79 minutes. Later in the day, Bhupathi and Llodra also came from behind to oust the fourth seeded pair of Mariusz Fyrstenberg and Marcin Matkowski, winning 4-6, 6-4, 10-8.
Federer, Djokovic power through at Dubai Open
Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic strolled to easy victories in the Dubai Championships second round on Wednesday, keeping the world's top two players on course for a showdown in Saturday's final.
February 27, 2013Somdev loses to Del Potro
Somdev Devvarman's challenge in the Dubai Duty Free Championship ended on Wednesday when he was beaten by fourth seed Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina in the second round.
Isner survives opening Delray test, Nishikori quits
Top seed John Isner narrowly avoided a second straight first round exit as the big serving American edged past Canadian Jessie Levine 7-6, 5-7, 6-4 at the Delray Beach International on Tuesday.
February 26, 2013Djokovic, Del Potro go through in Dubai
Novak Djokovic trounced fellow Serb Viktor Troicki 6-1, 6-4 in the Dubai Championships first round on Tuesday as the world number one extended his unbeaten run to 14 matches.
February 25, 2013Federer puts journeyman Jaziri in his place after blip
Roger Federer surprisingly dropped the first set against little-known Malek Jaziri before putting the Tunisian upstart in his place with a 5-7, 6-0, 6-2 win to reach the second round of the Dubai Championships on Monday.
Murray hopes his new hotel will be a smash hit
The British number one opted to buy the hotel where his brother Jamie, a Wimbledon mixed doubles champion, got married in 2010.
Nishikori breezes past Lopez to win Memphis title
Japan's Kei Nishikori wrapped up a straight sets win over Feliciano Lopez to win the Memphis International on Sunday.
February 24, 2013Tsonga beat Berdych to claim 10th tour title
Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga saved a matchpoint before beating world number six Tomas Berdych 3-6, 7-6, 6-4 in the Marseille Open final to claim his 10th ATP Tour title on Sunday.
February 23, 2013Sania-Bethanie clinch Dubai tennis title
India's Sania Mirza clinched her second doubles title of the season after she combined with partner Bethanie Mattek-Sands to defeat Nadia Petrova and Katarina Srebotnik in the title clash of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, on Saturday.
Tsonga saves five match points to knock out Tomic
World No 8 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga saved five match points in a breathtaking third set tiebreak to edge out Australian Bernard Tomic on Friday and qualify for the Marseille Open semi-finals.
Somdev, Yuki return to squad, Bhupathi, Bopanna ignored
Top singles players Somdev Devvarman and Yuki Bhambri on Saturday made a return to the Indian Davis Cup team even as Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna continued to be pariahs for the crucial tie against Indonesia in April.
Bopanna-Fleming enter final of Open 13
Rohan Bopanna reached his first final of the season along with Great Britain's Colin Fleming after outclassing Julian Knowle and Filip Polasek in straight sets at the ATP Open 13, in Marseille.
February 22, 2013Cilic rallies to escape upset in Memphis
Top-seeded Marin Cilic saved three match points to narrowly avoid becoming the latest upset at the Memphis International tournament on Thursday.
February 21, 2013Stosur extends miserable run with Dubai exit
Samantha Stosur's season of woe continued at the Dubai Championships when she crashed out in the quarter-finals following a 6-2, 6-4 defeat by Italian Roberta Vinci on Thursday.
Jack surprises Raonic at Memphis International
Young American Jack Sock stunned in-form World No 14 Milos Raonic with a 6-3, 5-7, 7-5 victory to provide the first major upset of the Memphis International tournament on Wednesday.
February 20, 2013Defending champion Radwanska into Dubai quarter-finals
World number four Agnieszka Radwanska overcame a misfiring serve to beat Kazakh teenager Yulia Putintseva 7-5, 6-3 in the second round of the Dubai women's tennis championships on Wednesday.
Somdev bows out in second round
Somdev Devvarman could not go deep into the singles main draw after a stupendous start as the Indian bowed out of the ATP Open 13 tournament with a straight-sets defeat against Australia's Berand Tomic in the second round.
February 17, 2013Nadal to meet Nalbandian in Brazil Open final
Rafa Nadal battled to a 6-3, 6-7, 6-1 win over Argentine Martin Alund in Sao Paulo on Saturday to qualify for the Brazil Open final.
Williams to face Azarenka in Doha battle of number ones
Serena Williams faces the player she will replace next week as world number one, Victoria Azarenka, in the final of the Qatar Open after overcoming Maria Sharapova 6-3, 6-2 in Doha on Saturday
Del Potro on fire as he sets up final with Benneteau
Argentine Juan Martin del Potro is favourite to add his name to the banner of champions wrapped around the Ahoy Arena after beating Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov 6-4, 6-4 at the World Indoor Tournament on Saturday.
February 16, 2013Del Potro on fire as he downs Dimitrov to reach final
Argentine Juan Martin del Potro is determined to go one step further than his runner-up finish 12 months ago at the World Indoor Tournament as he reached the final with a 6-4, 6-4 win over Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov on Saturday.
Roger and out! Federer sent packing by Benneteau
Defending champion Roger Federer suffered a shock 6-3, 7-5 defeat by Frenchman Julien Benneteau, who has yet to lift a tour title during his 13-year career, in the World Indoor Tournament quarter-finals on Friday.
Serena becomes oldest woman player at number one
Serena Williams showed tennis was not just the domain of teenagers as she climbed back to the top of the world rankings on Friday, becoming the oldest female to hold the coveted position at the age of 31.
February 15, 2013Life's too short not to have many lovers, says Sharapova
Maria Sharapova sounded like the most prolific romantic of all the female tennis players by suggesting that she had many lovers on Valentine's Day.
February 12, 2013Dutch wildcard Sijsling knocks out third seed Tsonga
French third seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga suffered a shock 7-6, 4-6, 6-4 defeat by Dutch wildcard Igor Sijsling in the first round of the World Indoor Tournament on Monday.
February 11, 2013Disgruntled Indian tennis players form association
They might have signed peace with the All India Tennis Association but that has not stopped the disgruntled players, led by Somdev Devvarman, from forming the Indian Tennis Players Association to handle "contemporary issues" that have not been addressed by AITA.
February 10, 2013Nadal aims for double triumph at comeback tournament
Rafael Nadal and his troublesome knees stand two matches away from enjoying a double celebration on Sunday after the Spaniard reached the singles and doubles finals at his comeback tournament in Vina del March.
February 07, 2013Somdev exits ATP Zagreb Indoor C'ship
Somdev Devvarman gave a huge scare to world number 29 Jergen Melzer before bowing out in the second round of the ATP Zagreb Indoor championships on Thursday.
AITA rejects rebel players' fresh demands
The All Indian Tennis Association (AITA) on Thursday outrightly rejected the rebel players' fresh demands, saying their inclusion in the Executive or Selection Committees is not possible unless they enter the national federation through elections.
Nadal overcomes slow start to advance in Chile
Rafael Nadal overcame a slow start to beat Argentine Federico Delbonis 6-3, 6-2 and advance to the third round of the Chilean Open with his first singles victory in seven months on Wednesday.
February 06, 2013Sania-less India trounced 0-3 by Kazakhstan in Fed Cup
Competing against some top players in the world, a depleted Indian team was routed 0-3 by hosts Kazakhstan in their Fed Cup opener, in Astana, Kazakhstan, on Wednesday.
Nadal wins doubles match on Chilean comeback
Rafael Nadal made a successful comeback after a seven-month injury absence with victory in the first round of the Chilean Open doubles on Tuesday.
February 05, 2013Bhupathi skeptical about AITA's 3-man panel
Mahesh Bhupathi, who led a revolt of 11 players against the All India Tennis Association, has slammed the AITA for the way it formed a three-member panel to look into the issues raised by the rebels, alleging that the panel would be 'biased' and serve no purpose.
Nadal's aura may take time to return, says Murray
The aura Rafael Nadal usually carries on court may take a while to return when the Spaniard finally begins his comeback in Chile this week, according to world number three Andy Murray.
Murray calls for more blood testing in tennis
Olympic champion Andy Murray is demanding more blood testing in tennis to avoid the kind of damaging doping scandals that continue to plague cycling.
February 04, 2013Davis Cup: Spain crash out; Czechs advance to quarters
Top seeds Spain crashed out of the first round of the Davis Cup for the first time since 2006 when Milos Raonic beat Guillermo Garcia-Lopez to give Canada an unassailable 3-1 lead in their world group tie on Sunday.
February 03, 2013AITA forms committee to resolve crisis
The All India Tennis Association formed a three-member committee, including Justice Deepak Verma and former Davis Cupper Naresh Kumar, to resolve the issues with the rebel players, but its suggestions apparently would not be binding on the national tennis federation.
Czechs set Davis Cup record as Serbia cruise
Holders Czech Republic showed how tenaciously they will fight to retain the Davis Cup on Saturday, while five-times champions Spain avoided being knocked out in the first round for the first time since 2006 by winning their doubles rubber against Canada.
February 02, 2013Paes praises rookie teammates for 'putting country first'
For veteran Leander Paes, the team of rookies fighting it out against South Korea are already 'winners', simply because they resisted the 'temptation' of joining the rebels.
Davis Cup: Paes-Raja win keep Indian hopes alive
Bringing in his wealth of experience, Leander Paes combined with debutant Purav Raja to keep India afloat by winning the do-or-die doubles rubber against Korea on Saturday, but it will take a super heroic effort to save the hosts from a defeat in the Davis Cup tie.
Tennis legends give AITA felicitation ceremony a miss
It was a ceremony meant to honour their commitment to India's Davis Cup campaign over the years but just two of the eight chosen were present when the All India Tennis Association felicitated them in a brief ceremony in New Delhi on Saturday.
Djokovic in groove as Serbia lead Belgium in Davis Cup
Novak Djokovic quickly got back in the groove after his Australian Open triumph with a crushing defeat of Olivier Rochus as Serbia surged into a 2-0 lead in their Davis Cup, first round tie in Belgium on Friday.
Canada push Spain to brink of shock Davis Cup exit
Canada raced to a 2-0 lead over Spain in their Davis Cup world group first round tie on Friday, pushing the five-times champions to the brink of defeat and moving to within a doubles victory of a maiden win at this level.
Davis Cup: Isner, Querrey serve up 2-0 lead for U.S. over Brazil
John Isner and Sam Querrey used their big serves to blast the United States into a commanding 2-0 lead over Brazil in their Davis Cup World group first round tie on Friday.
February 01, 2013Djokovic lambasts national tennis officials for bad court
World No 1 Novak Djokovic is angry at the state of the court that will be used for this week's Davis Cup first-round tie between Serbia and Belgium.
January 31, 2013Davis Cup: Ranjeet faces Cho in tie opener against Korea
V M Ranjeet will open India's Davis Cup campaign against an unranked but talented Min Hyeok Cho of Korea in the Asia/Oceania Group I tie, beginning in New Delhi on Friday.
Davis Cup: Paes leads inexperienced squad against Korea
Thrust into action courtesy a controversy, it will be a test of nerves and skill for the Indian rookies when they take on South Korea in the Davis Cup Asia/Oceania Group I tie, beginning in New Delhi on Wednesday.
Vishnu Vardhan knocked out by qualifier Mayur
The men's and women's singles top seeds, Vishnu Vardhan and Eetee Maheta, crashed out of the Rs 12-lakh Omkar All India ranking men's and women's tennis championships, at the Juhu Vile Parle Gymkhana Club (JVPG) on Thursday. Qualifier Mohit Mayur sent men's No 1 seed Vardhan packing in three sets in a second round match, while Eetee also went down in three sets to unseeded Sowjanya Bavisetti.
January 29, 2013Paes vows to show Davis Cup rookies the way
Leander Paes has vowed to show his rookie teammates the way in order to help them make a worthy debut for India in the upcoming Davis Cup tie against South Korea, but acknowledged the task ahead is 'tough'.
Drug cheats cannot escape detection in tennis: Bartoli
World No 10 Marion Bartoli does not think drug cheats in tennis can escape detection as players are subjected to too many dope tests in and out of competition.
January 27, 2013Djokovic clinches third successive Australian Open title
Novak Djokovic became the first man to win three successive Australian Open titles in the professional era after following his victory over Britain's Andy Murray in the men's singles final in Melbourne, on Sunday.
January 26, 2013Azarenka overcomes Li to retain Australian Open title
Victoria Azarenka retained her Australian Open title with a tense 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 victory over China's Li Na, who suffered a sickening ankle injury in the second set and hit her head in the third when she twisted the joint for a second time.
Bryan twins win record 13th Grand Slam doubles titles
American twins Bob and Mike Bryan became the most successful men's pair in grand-slam history on Saturday when they won their 13th doubles title together at the Australian Open.
January 25, 2013Murray beats Federer to enter Australian Open final
The 25-year-old Briton, who had never beaten Federer in a Grand Slam previously despite being one of the few players to hold a superior career record against the Swiss, advanced to the final with a 6-4, 6-7, 6-3, 6-7, 6-2 win in four hours.
January 24, 2013Bhupathi, Sania crash out of Australian Open
India's challenge at the Australian Open came to a grinding halt after Sania Mirza and Mahesh Bhupathi crashed out of the mixed doubles after losing their respective quarter-final matches in contrasting fashion in Melbourne on Thursday.
Women's 'hormones' behind lack of consistency: Tsonga
World No 8 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga has claimed emotional instability is the major reason behind the lack of a consistently dominant group in women's tennis to match the men's big four.
Aus Open: Azarenka's win in injury time-out controversy
The murky issue of cheating reared its ugly head at the Australian Open on Thursday as world number one Victoria Azarenka took a controversial timeout on the verge of her semi-final victory against American teenager Sloane Stephens.
January 23, 2013Battered Serena 'relieved' Australian Open is over
Serena Williams' Australian Open ended with her ankle swollen to the size of a balloon, a spasming back and a quarter-final loss to a young pretender on Wednesday, a two week period that she described as the worst she had experienced at a Grand Slam.
Bopanna out of Australian Open after mixed doubles loss
It was curtains for Rohan Bopanna at this year's Australian Open after the Indian and his Chinese Taipei partner Su-Wei Hsieh made an exit from the mixed doubles event following a straight-set quarterfinal loss in Melbourne on Wednesday.
Federer survives Tsonga to set date with Murray
Roger Federer fended off a withering challenge from Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga to prevail 7-6, 4-6, 7-6, 3-6, 6-3 in Rod Laver Arena and reach the semi-finals of the Australian Open tennis on Wednesday.
January 22, 2013Djokovic named Balkan athlete of the year
Serbia's World No 1 tennis player Novak Djokovic has been named Balkan Athlete of the Year, the Bulgarian state news agency (BTA) said on Tuesday.
Livid AITA hits back at Chidambaram
The All India Tennis Association (AITA) on Tuesday hit out at its vice-president Karti P Chidambaram for questioning the Davis Cup team selection and asked why he did not raise the issue when he was the chairman of the Davis Cup Committee.
Paes's Australian Open campaign over
Leander Paes's campaign at the Australian Open came to an end when he and Elena Vesnina of Russia were knocked out of the mixed doubles in Melbourne, on Tuesday. Paes-Vesnina went down 3-6, 2-6 to the Australian duo of Jarmila Gajdosova and Matthew Ebden in a second round match.
Bhupathi-Petrova rally to enter quarter-finals
Mahesh Bhupathi and Nadia Petrova of Russia entered the mixed doubles quarter-finals at the Australian Open, rallying from a set down to register a 3-6, 6-2, 10-5 victory over Katarina Srebotnik of Slovakia and Nenad Zimonjic of Serbia in Melbourne on Tuesday.
January 21, 2013Bhupathi-Nestor lose; Sania, Bopanna in 'mixed' quarters
India's challenge ended in the men's doubles at the Australian Open with the defeat of Mahesh Bhupathi and Daniel Nestor even as Sania Mirza and Bob Bryan progressed to the mixed doubles quarter-finals, in Melbourne, on Monday. Fifth seeded Bhupathi and Canadian partner Nestor were sent packing 3-6, 6-4, 3-6 by the unseeded Italian combo of Simone Bolelli and Fabio Fognini in the second round.
Djokovic dream still alive after Wawrinka test
Novak Djokovic survived an almighty scare from an inspired Stan Wawrinka in a five-hour, five-set thriller at the Australian Open on Sunday, reaching a 15th consecutive Grand Slam quarter-final but only after digging himself out of a huge hole.
Serena sets up Stephens clash, Murray marches on
Serena Williams trounced Maria Kirilenko at the Australian Open on Monday, setting up an all-American quarter-final with her would-be successor Sloane Stephens after Andy Murray had put flagging Frenchman Gilles Simon out of his misery.
January 19, 2013Australian Open: Bhupathi in men's doubles third round
Veteran Mahesh Bhupathi entered the men's doubles third round but it turned out to be a bitter-sweet outing for Rohan Bopanna at the Australian Open in Melbourne on Saturday.
January 18, 2013Sania-Bob off to a winning start at Aus Open
Sania Mirza and Bob Bryan began their partnership with a convincing straight-set victory over Australian pair of Samantha Stosur and Luke Saville in the mixed doubles first round of the Australian Open on Friday.
January 17, 2013Defending champs Paes-Stepanek suffer first round exit
Defending champions Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek were knocked out of the Australian Open after going down in straight sets in their opening round men's doubles match in Melbourne, on Thursday. The second-seeded Indo-Czech pair lost 3-6, 5-7 to South Africa's Kevin Anderson and Israel's Jonathan Erlich in 89 minutes.
January 16, 2013Serena will play on despite injury: Venus
Venus Williams said her sister Serena was a fighter and was determined to play on at the Australian Open, despite rolling her ankle in the first round, reports AFP.
Bopanna-Ram, Bhupathi-Nestor in second round at Aus Open
Rohan Bopanna and Mahesh Bhuapthi advanced to the second round of the men's doubles at the Australian Open with their respective partners, in Melbourne, on Wednesday, even as Somdev Devvarman and Sania Mirza bowed out of the men's singles and women's doubles respectively.
Nadal to make comeback at next month's Brazil Open
French Open champion Rafael Nadal will make his long-awaited comeback from injury at next month's Brazil Open, the ATP confirmed on Tuesday.
January 15, 2013Aus Open: Serena, Federer lead top seeds into Round 2
Serena Williams was in no mood to allow a painful tumble to divert her from her path to a sixth Australian Open title on Tuesday and duly delivered a resounding 6-0, 6-0 win to open her campaign at the year's first Grand Slam.
Australian Open: Merciless Murray mauls Haase to advance
Andy Murray launched his bid for a second successive grand slam trophy with a crushing 6-3, 6-1, 6-3 over Dutchman Robin Haase to charge into the second round of the Australian Open on Tuesday.
January 14, 2013Aus Open: Somdev blows out German Phau to enter Round 2
Somdev Devvarman, who is demanding better playing conditions in Davis Cup from AITA, started his Australian Open campaign in style as he cruised past Germany's Bjorn Phau in the opening round of the men's singles event in Melbourne on Monday.
Aus Open: Djokovic wins opener with hat-trick in sight
Novak Djokovic showed brief flashes of his best tennis as he began his bid for a third successive Australian Open title with a workmanlike 6-2, 6-4, 7-5 win over Paul-Henri Mathieu on Monday.
Aus Open: Sharapova punches out Puchkova in 1st round
Maria Sharapova swept aside any fears about her fitness with a ruthless 6-0, 6-0 victory over Olga Puchkova on Monday as a trio of top women progressed with ease on the first morning of the Australian Open.
January 12, 2013Everyone needs to compromise and move forward: Amritraj
Former Davis Cupper Anand Amritraj has described the ongoing crisis in Indian tennis following the players' revolt against the AITA a shame and said that both the parties should work out a comprise formula and resolve the issue quickly.
Tomic, Hewitt give locals hope; Ferrer equals record
Bernard Tomic and Lleyton Hewitt gave local fans some excitement before the Australian Open with victories in warm-up tournaments on Saturday while David Ferrer entered the record books.
Sharapova gets match practice by roughing up young Oz boys
Short of tournament sharpness in the build-up to the Australian Open because of injury, Maria Sharapova has found a novel way of playing herself into form -- roughing up the local boys.
AITA to set up committee; refute Somdev's claims
Stung by the boycott of top players for the Davis Cup tie, a beleaguered AITA has decided to appoint a special committee to look into the grievances of the rebels even as the standoff showed no signs of ending with the tennis body and the players engaging in a fresh blame game.
Hewitt beats del Potro to win Kooyong title
Lleyton Hewitt rolled back the years and gave local fans some excitement before the Australian Open next week by demolishing world number seven Juan Martin del Potro 6-1, 6-4 to claim the Kooyong Classic title on Saturday.
ATP chief to discuss time-violation rule with players
The Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) chief Brad Drewett will meet with players on Saturday to address concerns over a new rule aimed at speeding up the game that has drawn criticism from professionals on the men's tour.
January 11, 2013Rebels defend tough stand, remain unavailable for Davis Cup
The rebel group, demanding better playing conditions from the All India Tennis Association, said they will continue to remain unavailable for Davis Cup selection until the federation engages with them in 'good faith'.
Rebels snubbed; depleted India squad for S Korea Davis tie
India will field a depleted team for the Davis Cup tie against South Korea. With the revolting players sticking to their stand, the AITA on Friday named Leander Paes, V M Ranjit, Vijaykant Malik and Purav Raja for next month's home match.
Ferrer in Auckland final, Del Potro wins at Kooyong
David Ferrer underlined his Australian Open threat by thrashing Gael Monfils 6-1, 6-2 to reach the final of the Auckland Open on Friday and remain on course for a fourth title at the tournament.
Djokovic to begin Aus Open defence against Mathieu
World No 1 Novak Djokovic will kick off the defence of his Australian Open title with a first round tie against unseeded Frenchman Paul-Henri Mathieu after the draw was made for the first Grand Slam of the season on Friday.
January 09, 2013Sans Indian passport, Prakash Amritraj can't be selected
The All India Tennis Association's efforts to include United States-based Prakash Amritraj in the Davis Cup squad and negate a boycott threat by its top players came to naught on Wednesday, with the Sports Ministry sticking to its policy that only Indian passport holders can represent the country.
Isner irked by time violation rule
John Isner limped out of the Sydney International on Wednesday with his Australian Open participation in doubt but the thing that frustrated him most about his last 16 defeat was the umpire checking how long he was taking to serve.
January 08, 2013AITA won't seek govt aid for revolting players
The All India Tennis Association (AITA) on Tuesday said anyone who refuses to play for India will not be entitled for the financial support from the government.
Sydney heat too much for Radwanska, Li scorches through
Play should have been halted at the Sydney International due to the sweltering heat, women's top seed Agnieszka Radwanska said after she beat Japan's Kimiko Date-Krumm 6-4, 6-3 on Tuesday to advance to the quarter-finals.
Negotiations stall, India face Davis Cup crisis
Indian tennis faces a second major embarrassment in six months after negotiations between the association and disgruntled Davis Cup players failed ahead of their home tie against South Korea next month.
January 07, 2013Li advances in hot Sydney, Kvitova out
China's Li Na was forced into a dogfight in the heat before overcoming dogged American Christina McHale 7-6, 7-5 to reach the second round of the Sydney International on Monday.
January 06, 2013Tipsarevic clinches maiden Chennai Open title
World number nine Janko Tipsarevic of Serbia made a brilliant recovery from a set down and destroyed his opponent Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut's game in the next two to clinch his maiden Chennai Open ATP tournament title in four attempts in Chennai.
AITA works out compromise formula
The All India Tennis Association on Sunday came up with a compromise formula to placate the revolting players as it accommodated some of their demands, such as change in support staff, but also kept its authority intact by keeping the final decision on all matters in its hand.
Emotional Murray battles to Brisbane victory
An emotional Andy Murray fought back tears and dedicated his victory to "a sick friend" after defeating Grigor Dimitrov in a gripping Brisbane International final on Sunday.
Spain upset Serbia for Hopman Cup
Spain secured a surprise victory in the Hopman Cup with a comeback triumph against Serbia in the final of the mixed teams event in Perth on Saturday. Fernando Verdasco and Anabel Medina Garrigues beat the more fancied pairing of Novak Djokovic and Ana Ivanovic 6-4, 7-5 in the deciding mixed doubles to secure a 2-1 win.
January 05, 2013Sania-Mattek lift 1st title of the season at Brisbane
Sania Mirza and her partner Bethanie Mattek-Sands had a superb start to the season as they lifted the WTA Brisbane International trophy.
Murray backs time penalty rule after Brisbane win
Andy Murray has thrown his unequivocal support behind the crackdown on time-wasting in tennis because he believes it will turn the sport into even more of a survival of the fittest.
More woe for Sydney organisers after Tsonga withdrawal
Fresh off losing their top two men's seeds, Sydney International organisers were left with a nightmare scenario on Saturday when their top two local hopes were drawn against each other in the first round.
Agut upsets top seed Berdych in Chennai Open
Lesser known Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut, scored the biggest upset of the tournament when he ousted World Number six and top seeded Thomas Berdych (Czech) 7-5, 6-2, 6-3 in 139 minutes to make the semi-final of the Aircel ATP Chennai Open.
January 04, 2013Chennai Open: Former champions Cilic, Wawrinka ousted
Strong title contenders Marin Cilic and Stanislas Wawrinka were knocked out of the Chennai Open by their respective opponents on Friday.
Players to AITA: Discuss demands or we won't play Davis Cup
The crisis in Indian tennis deepened on Friday, with the revolting players threatening to pull out of the upcoming Davis Cup tie against South Korea unless the AITA discusses their "legitimate" suggestions to improve the system.
Top seed Radwanska to face Wickmayer in Auckland final
Top seed Agnieszka Radwanska overcame blustery conditions and a dogged Jamie Hampton in the semi-finals of the Auckland Classic on Friday to set up a title clash against Belgium's Yanina Wickmayer.
Azarenka suffers setback ahead of Open defence
Victoria Azarenka's Australian Open preparations were complicated on Friday when "a bad pedicure experience" forced the World No. 1 to withdraw from her Brisbane International semi-final against Serena Williams.
AITA 'will be firm' on Davis Cup players' demands
The Indian tennis association is refusing to be held to ransom by regular Davis Cup players, who have hinted at a possible boycott if their demands for a greater involvement in the running of the team are not met.
Players to adopt 'wait and watch' policy in Davis Cup row
Still awaiting the All India Tennis Association's (AITA) response to their demands, Indian tennis star Rohan Bopanna said he and his fellow revolting players will adopt a wait-and-watch approach before deciding on whether to compete in the upcoming Davis Cup tie against Korea.
Tomic helps Australia down Italy
Australia's Bernard Tomic backed up his victory over World No1 Novak Djokovic by dismantling Italian journeyman Andreas Seppi 6-3, 7-5 at the Hopman Cup team event on Thursday.
Murray stutters past qualifier Millman in Brisbane
Andy Murray narrowly avoided the wrath of coach Ivan Lendl after labouring to a 6-1, 5-7, 6-3 win over Australian qualifier John Millman in his opening match at the Brisbane International on Thursday.
Bhupathi-Nestor crash out of Chennai Open doubles
The top seeded pair of Mahesh Bhupathi and Canadian Daniel Nestor was ousted from the Chennai Open ATP Tennis tournament after suffering a defeat at the hands of the unseeded Russian-American pair of Raveen Klaasen and Nicholas Monroe in the doubles quarter-final in Chennai on Thursday.
January 03, 2013Chennai Open: Berdych sends Somdev packing
Somdev Devvarman, who has suggested some sweeping changes in the organisation of Davis Cup ties in the country, was routed in straight sets by world number six Tomas Berdych in the second round of the Chennai Open on Thursday.
Cilic rallies into Chennai Open last eight
Two-time champion Marin Cilic of Croatia kept his hopes alive, coming from behind to beat Sergiy Stakhovsky of Ukraine 4-6, 6-2, 6-2 and make the quarter-finals of the Aircel Chennai Open ATP tennis tournament, in Chennai, on Thursday.
Sania-Mattek enter final of Brisbane international
Sania Mirza and her American partner Bethanie Mattek-Sands reached the first final of the new season when their opponents -- Daniela Hantuchova and Katarina Srebotnik -- conceded the semi-final match at the WTA Brisbane International.
Azarenka mows down Lisicki to advance in Brisbane
Ever dissatisfied World No 1 Victoria Azarenka began her build-up to the Australian Open with an imposing 6-3, 6-3 victory over big-serving Sabine Lisicki in the Brisbane International second round on Wednesday.
January 02, 2013Chennai Open: Prakash Amritraj makes an early exit
Indian qualifier Prakash Amritraj's good run at the ATP Chennai Open ended today when he lost 6-7 (2), 6-3, 4-6 to eighth seed Japanese Go Soeda in the hard-fought second round match.
Davis Cup captain Misra 'upset' by Somdev's remarks
India's Davis Cup captain S P Misra on Wednesday questioned the logic behind the demand for his ouster from the Davis Cup team by Somdev Devvarman, asking why the young player did not speak up when he played some of his best matches under him.
Djokovic suffers shock loss to Tomic
World No.1 Novak Djokovic suffered a shock loss to Australian Bernard Tomic at the Hopman Cup team event on Wednesday, two weeks before the defence of his Australian Open title.
We're examining players' demand, decision soon: AITA
The All India Tennis Association on Wednesday said they are examining the concerns of the eight elite players who have shot off a communication to the federation, demanding drastic changes in the way the country's Davis Cup team is handled by the AITA.
Murray knows must do more to become 'Sir Andy'
Andy Murray is coming off a season in which he became the first British man in 76 years to win a Grand Slam singles title and won Olympic gold at the London Games but the Scot does not think he has done enough to deserve a knighthood yet.
January 01, 2013Chennai Open: Somdev, Amritraj cruise into Round 2
A fit-again Somdev Devvarman started his Chennai Open campaign in style as he cruised past higher-ranked Czech opponent Jan Hajek in straight sets 6-3, 6-3 in only 69 minutes.
Murray realistic about chances of knighthood
Andy Murray is coming off a season in which he became the first British man in 76 years to win a Grand Slam singles title and won Olympic gold at the London Games but the Scot does not think he has done enough to deserve a knighthood yet.
Sharapova withdraws from Brisbane International
Maria Sharapova withdrew from the Brisbane International on Tuesday due to inflammation around her collarbone and the world No 2 is still unable to hit a serve just two weeks before the start of the Australian Open.
December 31, 2012Yuki Bhambri ousted in first round of Chennai Open
India's Yuki Bhambri put up a valiant fight against sixth seed Robin Haase before losing his first round in the singles event of the ATP Chennai Open.
Bhupathi makes peace with AITA, ready to play Davis Cup
Veteran Indian tennis player Mahesh Bhupathi on Monday indicated that all his issues with the All India Tennis Association (AITA) have been sorted out and he may represent the country in the upcoming Davis Cup tie against Korea.
Wozniacki knocked out of Brisbane International
Caroline Wozniacki's preparations for the Australian Open were in tatters on Monday after she was bundled out of the Brisbane International by Kazakhstan's world No 103 Ksenia Pervak.
Djokovic in injury fright at Hopman Cup
Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic suffered an injury scare at the Hopman Cup on Monday when the world No1 hurt his leg as fans pushed towards him while he signed autographs.
December 30, 2012Berdych eyes first Grand Slam title in 2013
Top seed Tomas Berdych takes a lot inspiration from his country's stupendous show in 2012 as he now targets to win his maiden Grand Slam title in the new season.
December 29, 2012Yuki, Somdev get tough openers at Chennai Open
India's singles challengers at the Chennai Open on Saturday drew tough first round opponents as Yuki Bhambri was pitted against world number 56 Dutch Robin Haase while comeback man Somdev Devvarman will open his campaign against Czech Jann Hajek.
December 28, 2012Nadal to miss Australian Open due to illness
French Open champion Rafael Nadal has been forced to withdraw from next month's Australian Open because of a stomach virus that has disrupted his recovery from a knee injury.
December 27, 2012Giant killers Basak and Karen in semis of Pune ITF event
Turkey's Basak Eraydin and Israel's Karen Shlomo continued their dream run, making it to the semi-finals of the NECC ITF women's $25,000 tennis tournament, in Pune.
Paes to pair up with Roger-Vasselin in Chennai Open
Doubles world No. 3 Leander Paes will take to the court in Chennai Open with a new partner -- Edouard Roger-Vasselin of France -- as he prepares to defend his title for the third time in a row later this month.
Sharapova, Williams set to be fit for Brisbane
Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams will be fit to play at the Brisbane International, which begins this weekend, after injury scares, organisers said on Thursday.
December 26, 2012Bopanna to partner Ram at Chennai Open
Ace India doubles player Rohan Bopanna will partner US-based Rajeev Ram at the Chennai Open tennis tournament to be held in Chennai from December 31 to January 6.
December 25, 2012Nadal pulls out of Abu Dhabi tournament due to illness
Rafael Nadal's comeback from a long-term knee injury has been put on hold by an illness that has ruled him out of an exhibition tournament in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates.
December 24, 2012Wawrinka to defend crown at Chennai Open
World No 17 and defending champion Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland has confirmed participation for the Aircel Chennai Open. The 27-year-old Swiss has witnessed India's and South Asia's only ATP World Tour tennis event grow from strength to strength over the five seasons he participated in it into a US $430,000 tournament it is now.
December 21, 2012Wozniacki's impersonation not racist: Serena
Serena Williams has broken her silence on Caroline Wozniacki's parody of her, saying that she did not find the impersonation racist.
December 20, 2012Record prize money offered at Australian Open
Australian Open organisers increased prize money for the early losers at the opening Grand Slam of the season to record levels on Thursday, a move which is likely to quell player unrest and end talk of a strike.
December 18, 2012ATP does not support US Open's Monday finish
The US Open's decision to extend the 2013 tournament to a third Monday has drawn criticism from the men's govening body the ATP who have called on Flushing Meadows organisers to fall into line with the three other grand slam tournaments.
December 13, 2012Yuki Bhambri gets Chennai Open wild card
India's rising tennis player Yuki Bhambri has been awarded a wild card entry in the main draw of the 18th ATP Aircel Chennai Open, from December 31 to January 6. Yuki joins an impressive field, which includes four top 20 players -- Czech Republic's Tomas Berdych (No. 6), Janko Tipsarevic (No. 9), twice winner Marin Cilic (No. 15) and Stanislas Wawrinka (No. 17).
December 12, 2012Djokovic, Serena Williams named ITF World Champions
Serbia's Novak Djokovic has beaten Andy Murray to the International Tennis Federation's (ITF) annual men's World Champion award with American Serena Williams taking the women's prize for a third time.
Nadal to return in Abu Dhabi this month
World No. 4 Rafael Nadal has confirmed he will return to competitive action at the Mubadala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi at the end of December after six months out with a knee injury.
December 07, 2012Pranjala, Batra stun top-ranked players to enter final
Unseeded Hyderabad girl Pranjala Yadlapalli continued her slaying of top-ranked players, knocking out second seed Hana Mortagy of Egypt in the singles semi-finals of the CCI-ITF juniors (under-18) tennis championship in Mumbai on Friday.
December 06, 2012CCI Tennis: Yadlapalli shocks Snehadevi S Reddy
Thirteen-year-old Pranjala Yadlapalli caused a major upset, defeating third seed Snehadevi S Reddy, in an all-India girls' singles quarter-final at the CCI-ITF Juniors (under-18) tennis championship at the Cricket Club of India courts in Mumbai on Thursday.
December 05, 2012CCI tennis: Top seed Reddy maintains winning run
Top seed Sri Vaishnavi Peddi Reddy continued her winning run to progress to the girls' singles quarter-finals in the CCI-ITF Junior boys & girls' under-18 Tennis Championship in Mumbai on Wednesday. Reddy, who won the ITF junior title in New Delhi last month, wasted little time in taming unseeded compatriot Snehal Mane 6-1, 6-0 in a pre-quarter-final encounter at the Cricket Club of India courts.
December 04, 2012Nadal eyes clay season for return to top form
Rafa Nadal is aiming to be back to his best after injury in time for the claycourt season and the run-up to Roland Garros, the Spaniard said.
December 03, 2012CCI-ITF juniors: Unseeded Vaghela shocks Deshmukh
Second seed Sahil Deshmukh crashed out of the boys' under-18 singles in the CCI-ITF junior boys and girls' tennis championship, losing his opening round match to Indian compatriot Vidit Vaghela in straight sets, in Mumbai, on Monday. Deshmukh, ranked 290 in the world among juniors, was no match for Vaghela as he lost 2-6, 5-7 at the Cricket Club of India's courts.
November 29, 2012Fish will miss Australian Open after heart problem
American Mardy Fish will miss the Australian Open in January as he continues to recover from health issues related to heart surgery, his agent said on Wednesday.
November 19, 2012Corretja on the defensive after bitter Spain defeat
Spain captain Alex Corretja has defended his decision to pick Nicolas Almagro for the Davis Cup final after the holders were beaten 3-2 by Czech Republic when Almagro lost the decisive singles rubber to Radek Stepanek on Sunday.
Cilic, Wawrinka to play in Aircel Chennai Open
Two-time former singles champion and world No.15 Marin Cilic and Stanislas Wawrinka are set to take part in the 18th Aircel Chennai Open, to be held from December 31 to January 6.
Czech Republic beat holders Spain to win Davis Cup
The Czech Republic beat holders Spain 3-2 to win the Davis Cup for the first time as an independent nation when Radek Stepanek overcame Nicolas Almagro in four tough sets before a raucous home crowd on Sunday.
November 18, 2012Spain's Ferrer pushes Davis Cup final into last match
World number five David Ferrer cruised to a 6-2, 6-3, 7-5 win over Tomas Berdych to put defending champions Spain level with the Czech Republic at 2-2 in the Davis Cup final on Sunday.
Czechs one win away from Davis Cup title
Tomas Berdych and Radek Stepanek used a roaring home crowd to come back from a set down on Saturday, putting the Czech Republic 2-1 up over holders Spain and a win away from the Davis Cup title. The Czech pair looked tired from the opening singles matches that went late on Friday but triumphed 3-6 7-5 7-5 6-3.
November 17, 2012Czechs, Spain split opening singles in Davis Cup final
The Czech Republic's Tomas Berdych brought the hosts level at 1-1 with holders Spain in the Davis Cup final with a battling five-set victory over Nicolas Almagro on Friday.
November 15, 2012Berdych, Tipsarevic to play in Chennai Open
Some of the top tennis players, including world No. 6 Tomas Berdych and No. 9 Janko Tipsarevic, are set to take part in the 18th Aircel Chennai Open 2013 to be held here from December 31.
November 13, 2012Bhupathi to partner Nestor next season
Rohan Bopanna has confirmed his partnership with American Rajeev Ram for the next ATP season, the move comes in the wake of Mahesh Bhupathi-Bopanna combine deciding to part ways.
Bhupathi-Bopanna lose to Granollers-Lopez in final
Marcel Granollers and Marc Lopez became the first Spanish pair to win the doubles title at the ATP Tour Finals for 37 years on Monday with a narrow victory over Indian duo Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna.
Djokovic grinds down Federer to win World Tour Finals
Serbia's Novak Djokovic cemented his place as the world's top tennis player when he dethroned Roger Federer in an enthralling showdown at the ATP World Tour Finals, grinding down the Swiss to take the title 7-6, 7-5.
November 11, 2012Djokovic battles past Del Potro to win opening semi-final
For a set not even the granite defence of Novak Djokovic could withstand the irresistible brute force of Juan Martin del Potro on Sunday but the Serb then rode out the storm to win the opening semi-final at the ATP World Tour Finals.
Bhupathi-Bopanna enter ATP World Tour finale
Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna saved a match point to breeze into the title clash of the ATP World Tour finale after defeating Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek via Super tie-breaker, in London on Sunday.
Tennis: Divij-Raja lose UK Challenger final
Divij Sharan and Purav Raja had to be content with a runners-up finish at the ATP Challenger event in Loughborough, UK, after losing the title clash in straight sets to James Cerretani of the USA and Adil Shamasdin of Canada.
It's Federer vs Murray semis at World Tour Finals
Towering Argentine Juan Martin del Potro snapped Roger Federer's three-year unbeaten sequence at the ATP World Tour Finals on Saturday to earn a semi-final against world number one Novak Djokovic at the season-ending showpiece.
November 10, 2012Del Potro beats Federer to reach semis in London
Juan Martin del Potro beat Roger Federer 7-6, 4-6, 6-3 to reach the semi-finals of the ATP World Tour Finals on Saturday.
Paes-Stepanek beat Bryans for third win on the trot
Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek stormed into the semi-final with an unbeaten record as they overcame a stiff challenge from the Bryan brothers in their last Group A match in London.
India's Divij-Raja storm into UK Challenger event final
India's fast growing doubles player Divij Sharan earned himself a chance to win his third title of the year by reaching the summit clash of the ATP Challenger event in Loughborough, UK, with compatriot Purav Raja.
Djokovic, Murray storm into World Tour semi-finals
World number one Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray reached the last four at the ATP World Tour Finals on Friday after slicing through the various permutations of their round-robin group with matching wins at the O2 Arena. A day that began with all four Group A players in contention for the top two spots ended without the need for calculators as Djokovic beat Czech Tomas Berdych 6-2, 7-6 and Murray later overcame Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga by the same score.
Djokovic beats Berdych to reach semi-finals
Novak Djokovic completed a 100 percent round-robin record at the ATP World Tour Finals with a 6-2, 7-6 defeat of Czech Tomas Berdych on Friday booking his place in the semi-finals.
November 09, 2012Bhupathi-Bopanna battle into Tour Finals semis
Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna sealed a place in the semi-finals at the ATP World Tour Finals after getting the better of the second-ranked Belarusian-Canadian pair of Max Mirnyi and Daniel Nestor at the O2 Arena in London on Friday. In a tense Group B match that could have gone either way, the world No 5 Indian duo prevailed 7-6(5), 6-7(5), 10-5 in an hour and 55 minutes.
Petkovic, Date-Krumm enter semis
Comeback German girl Andrea Petkovic toppled top seed Nina Bratchikova of Russia while Japanese veteran Kimiko Date-Krumm shocked compatriot and second seed Misaki Doi to storm into the semi-finals of the WTA Indian Open in Pune.
November 08, 2012Federer beats Ferrer again to reach semi-finals
Defending champion Roger Federer guaranteed his place in the last four of the ATP World Tour Finals with a straight-sets win over Spain's David Ferrer on Thursday.
Paes-Stepanek in semis at World Tour Finals
Third seeds Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek qualified for the semi-finals of the ATP World Tour Finals after winning their second Group A match on Thursday. The Indo-Czech pair beat sixth seeds Marcel Granollers and Marc Lopez of Spain 7-5, 6-4 in 92 minutes.
Divij-Raja in semis of UK Challenger
The Indian pair of Divij Sharan and Purav Raja entered the semi-finals of the ATP Challenger event in Loughborough (UK) with a convincing straight sets win over Niels Desein of Belgium and Peter Torebko of Germany. The fourth seeded Indians broke early in both the sets for a 6-3, 6-3 quarter-finals win in the Euro 42,500 hard-court tournament.
November 07, 2012Djokovic fights back to beat Murray at Tour Finals
Novak Djokovic fought back from a set down to beat Andy Murray 4-6, 6-3, 7-5 at the ATP World Tour Finals on Wednesday and all but seal a place in the last four of the season-ending tournament.
Bhupathi-Bopanna beat Lindstedt-Tecau to stay in race
Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna's hopes of making it to the semi-finals at the ATP World Tour Finals remained alive after they beat Robert Lindstedt and Horia Tecau 6-3, 5-7, 10-5 in their second outing at the O2 Arena, in London, on Wednesday.
Rutuja Bhosale no match for Svitolina
The Indian challenge at the WTA Indian Open ended with the crushing defeat of Rutuja Bhosale at the hands of seventh seeded Ukrainian Elina Svitolina, at the Shiv Chattrapati Sports Complex, Balewadi, Pune, on Wednesday. The Indian wild card lost the second round match in the US $125,000 event 3-6, 0-6.
Paes-Stepanek off to winning start at World Tour Finals
Third seeds Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek began their campaign at the season-ending World Tour Finals with a straight sets victory over seventh seeds Aisam-ul-haq Qureshi and Jean-Julien Roger, in Group 'A', in London, on Wednesday. The Indo-Czech pair beat the Pakistan-Dutch combo, runners-up at the Paris Masters last week, 6-4, 7-5.
November 06, 2012Bhupathi-Bopanna lose World Tour Finals opener
The Indian pair of Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna squandered two match-points before losing to Jonathan Marray and Frederik Nielsen in their opening match at the ATP World Tour Finals, in London, on Tuesday. The Indians, making their debut as a pair in the elite season-ending event, lost their Group B match 6-4, 7-6(1), 10-12 in 96 minutes.
Federer trounces Tipsarevic at Tour Finals
Roger Federer chalked up yet another record when victory over Janko Tipsarevic at the ATP World Tour Finals on Tuesday put him top of the list for match wins at the traditional season-ender. The 17-times Grand Slam champion cruised to a 6-3, 6-1 victory over the Serbian world number nine, taking his haul of victims in the event to 40, one more than Ivan Lendl.
Berdych, Stepanek lead Czechs in to Davis Cup final
World No 6 Tomas Berdych and Radek Stepanek will spearhead the Czech team when they take on Davis Cup holders Spain in this month's final in Prague.
November 05, 2012Ferrer to lead Spain in Davis final in Nadal's absence
World No 5 David Ferrer will lead Spain's bid to claim their fourth Davis Cup title in five years when the holders take on the Czech Republic in this month's final in Prague.
Federer surprised by lack of blood testing
Roger Federer wants more blood testing done in tennis to help keep the sport clear of doping, the 17-time Grand Slam champion said on the eve of the ATP World Tour Finals.
Petrova trounces Wozniacki in Champions final
Russia's Nadia Petrova thrashed top-seeded Dane Caroline Wozniacki 6-2, 6-1 on Sunday to secure her maiden Tournament of Champions trophy and a 13th career title.
Sania feels honoured to partner Bob Bryan
Indian tennis star Sania Mirza said it's an honour to team up with 18 time Grand Slam winner Bob Bryan in the mixed doubles of the 2013 Australian Open.
November 04, 2012Ferrer clinches first Masters title in Paris
Spain's David Ferrer clinched his maiden Masters title when he ended Polish qualifier Jerzy Janowicz's brilliant run in Paris with a 6-4, 6-3 final win on Sunday.
Safarova beats Jankovic to lead Czechs to Fed Cup glory
Left-hander Safarova, the World No 17, broke Jankovic's opening serve before winning 6-1, 6-1 in front of a 14,000 capacity crowd at Prague's O2 Arena. She had won only one of their previous six encounters.
Ivanovic keeps Serbia in hunt for Fed Cup title
Ana Ivanovic beat Petra Kvitova 6-3, 7-5 on Sunday to keep alive Serbia's hopes of winning their debut Fed Cup title.
Bhupathi-Bopanna clinch Paris Masters title
Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna clinched the Paris Masters, their second title of the year, after scoring a hard-fought win over Aisam-ul-haq Qureshi and Jean-Julien Rojer, on Sunday.
Bhupathi-Bopanna race into Paris Masters final
The Indian pair of Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna stood just win away from for its second ATP men's doubles title together this season after advancing to the BNP Paribas Masters final in Paris.
Janowicz polishes off Simon to reach Paris final
Jerzy Janowicz continued to be a thorn in the side of higher ranked opponents as he reached the Paris Masters final with a 6-4, 7-5 win over local favourite Gilles Simon on Saturday.
Czechs close to retaining Fed Cup title
The Czech Republic cruised to a 2-0 lead after the opening singles of the Fed Cup final against Serbia on Saturday, putting them well on course to successfully defend their title.
November 03, 2012Prakash Amritraj lifts ITF title
Former Davis Cupper Prakash Amritraj outplayed Saketh Myneni in straight sets to lift the Men's singles title at the $ 15,000 Solaris ITF Future Tennis Championships in Pune on Saturday.
Bhupathi-Bopanna enter Paris semis, clinch WTF berth
The Indian pair of Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna booked the final berth at the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals in London after advancing to the semifinals of the BNP Paribas Masters in Paris.
November 02, 2012Amritraj, Myneni to meet in Pune ITF Futures final
Prakash Amritraj and Saketh Myneni set up the men's singles title clash in the US $15,000 ITF Futures tournament after comfortable semi-final victories in Pune on Friday.
Somdev in quarters of US Challenger
Somdev Devvarman struggled past Japanese qualifier Taro Daniel to progress to the singles quarter-finals of the ATP Challenger tournament, in Charlottesville, US.
Paris Masters: Murray wastes match point in defeat
Andy Murray wasted a match point before being knocked out 5-7, 7-6, 6-2 by Polish qualifier Jerzy Janowicz in the third round of the Paris Masters on Thursday.
November 01, 2012Murray wastes match-point, loses to qualifier Janowicz
Andy Murray wasted a match-point before being knocked out 5-7, 7-6, 6-2 by Polish qualifier Jerzy Janowicz in the third round of the Paris Masters on Thursday.
Sania to partner Bob Bryan at Aus Open
Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza said she is looking forward to teaming up with American Bob Bryan in mixed doubles at the 2013 Australian Open. 'Yes, I am going to play with Bryan in the Australian Open,' Sania, who inaugurated the President's Trophy boat race in Kolam, Kerala, on Thursday evening, told reporters.
Myneni, Amritraj in ITF Futures semis
Saketh Myneni and Prakash Amritraj kept the Indian flag flying by reaching the men's singles semi-finals in the US $15,000 ITF men's Future Tennis tournament, in Pune, on Thursday. Fourth seed Myneni accounted for fifth seed, National champion Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan 7-6(5), 6-2 in 86 minutes while giant-killer and comeback man Amritraj upset third seed Liang-Chi Huang of Taipei 7-6(4) 6-1 in 78 minutes in the quarter-finals.
October 31, 2012Somdev ends losing streak
A struggling Somdev Devvarman finally won a match post a comeback since July this season when he defeated Germany's Mischa Zverev in the opening round of the ATP Challenger tournament.
Wimbledon will be my priority next season: Sharapova
Russian Maria Sharapova will focus on trying to win Wimbledon next year rather than attempting to regain the World No 1 ranking.
Paris Masters: Tsonga books spot in third round
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga started his quest for an ATP World Tour final spot with a 6-2, 4-6, 7-6 second-round victory over fellow Frenchman Julien Benneteau at the Paris Masters on Tuesday.
October 30, 2012Djokovic to pip Federer and finish year as World No 1
Novak Djokovic will move above Roger Federer to No 1 in the world rankings next week and is guaranteed to retain the top spot until the end of the year, the ATP Tour said.
October 29, 2012Serena outserves Sharapova to claim WTA title in Istanbul
Serena Williams's motivating factor in her WTA Championships triumph on Sunday was to save her own sanity, the American said after beating Maria Sharapova in the final of the season-ending tournament.
October 28, 2012Del Potro stuns Federer to win Basel title
Juan Martin del Potro, beaten in his six previous meetings with Roger Federer this year, turned the tables on the world number one to win a memorable Basel ATP final on Sunday.
Federer to face Del Potro in Basel final
Roger Federer and Juan Martin del Potro will meet on Sunday for the first time since their epic Olympic Games clash after both beat French opponents to reach the final of the Basel Open.
Serena and Sharapova set up final showdown
Serena Williams has yet to drop a set in the showpiece tournament while Maria Sharapova has only conceded one set.
October 27, 2012Jeevan outclasses Pavic to win ITF singles title
In a one-sided final, national champion Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan defeated unseeded Croatian rival Mate Pavic in straight sets to lift the CCI-ITF men's Futures tennis title in Mumbai.
Almagro's Tour Finals hopes dented by Ferrer
Nicolas Almagro's chances of making next month's World Tour Finals in London were dealt a blow when he was beaten 6-3,7-5 by top seed and Spanish compatriot David Ferrer in the quarter-finals of the Valencia Open on Friday.
Azarenka finishes year as No 1 after win over Li
Victoria Azarenka of Belarus will finish the year as World No 1 after a 7-6, 6-3 win over China's Li Na in her final round robin match at the WTA Championships on Friday.
October 26, 2012CCI-ITF: Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan to meet Pavic for title
Jeevan, 24, who came into the tournament ranked 400th in the world and soon after becoming the national men's singles champion, outlasted compatriot Purav Raja in straight sets 6-3, 6-4 in 90 minutes at the Cricket Club of India.
Delhi to host India-Korea Davis Cup tie
India have decided to host their February 1 to 3 Davis Cup tie against Korea in the national capital.
Nadal to skip Paris Masters, London Tour finals
World tennis No 4 Rafael Nadal has pulled out of the Paris Masters and the ATP World Tour finals in London as he is still recovering from his left knee injury, the ATP said on Thursday.
WTA Istanbul: Serena beats Azarenka again to reach semis
American Serena Williams reached the semi-finals at the WTA Tour Championships in Istanbul on Thursday with what is fast becoming a routine defeat of World No 1 Victoria Azarenka.
October 25, 2012Nedunchezhiyan ousts Rungkat to make CCI-ITF SF
Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan continued his good run since being crowned men's champion at the Senior Nationals, entering the semi-finals of the US $15,000 CCI-ITF Futures tennis tournament, in Mumbai, on Thursday. The left-hander, seeded 6 and ranked 400 in the world, got past No 1-ranked Indonesian Davis Cupper Christopher Rungkat.
Raonic, Isner crash out in Valencia; Cilic through
Milos Raonic and John Isner were knocked out of the Valencia Open by lower-ranked opponents on Wednesday, denting their chances of clinching one of two remaining berths at next month's World Tour finals in London.
October 24, 2012Holder Kvitova toppled by Radwanska
Holder Petra Kvitova was stunned at the WTA Championships on Tuesday with a defeat that reduced her to tears while Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova began their campaigns in top form at the end-of-season competition.
October 23, 2012Vijayragavan stretches top seed Vardhan
Top seed Vishnu Vardhan encountered opening round blues as he was taken the distance before putting it across unseeded compatriot Ashwin Vijayragavan in the first round of the CCI-ITF men's US $15,000 tennis tournament in Mumbai on Tuesday. The Secunderabad-based Davis Cupper, the highest ATP-ranked player at 272 in the draw, prevailed 6-4, 5-7, 6-3 in two hours and 16 minutes.
Yuki Bhambri stuns Tursunov in Seoul
Yuki Bhambri shocked third seed Dmitry Tursunov to progress to the second round of the ATP Challenger, but his doubles partner, Divij Sharan, went down fighting to sixth seed Yuichi Sugita, in Seoul, on Tuesday. Yuki scored a 6-4, 7-6(5) victory over his formidable Russian opponent, once a top-20 player, in the first round of the US $100,000 hard court event.
India host South Korea in Davis Cup 1st round
India will host South Korea in a Davis Cup Asia/Oceania Group I first round tie, from February 1-3, 2013. In Tuesday's draw, India was seeded fourth, while Australia got top billing in the eight-team Group 1.
October 22, 2012Balaji rallies to make second round of CCI tennis
Third seed N Sriram Balaji overcame early jitters to quell a spirited challenge from compatriot Ramkumar Ramanathan in his opening match at the CCI-ITF men's US $15,000 tournament 2012, at the CCI courts, in Mumbai, on Monday. The Chennai-based lad won 7-5, 6-4 in an hour and 50 minutes.
Bryan twins best for record eighth time
American twins Bob and Mike Bryan will end the tennis season on top of the world for a record eighth time, the sport's governing body said on Monday. The Olympic gold medallists are the only doubles team to win at least five titles for 10 consecutive years, and won a record-equalling 12th Grand Slam title at the US Open last month.
Venus ends title drought with Luxembourg win
Venus Williams proved she was still a force to be reckoned with after a two-year battle with injuries and illness as she downed Romania's Monica Niculescu 6-2, 6-3 to win the Luxembourg Open title on Sunday.
October 21, 2012Kremlin Cup: Wozniacki defeats Stosur in a thriller
Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki claimed her 20th career title by beating top seed Samantha Stosur 6-2, 4-6, 7-5 in a thrilling Kremlin Cup tennis final on Sunday.
October 19, 2012Kremlin Cup: Stosur survives Cornet scare, Dolgopolov out
Top seed Samantha Stosur survived a scare against Alize Cornet before beating the Frenchwoman 7-6, 7-5 to reach the Kremlin Cup quarter-finals on Thursday.
October 18, 2012Somdev loses in first round as poor run continues
Somdev Devvarman's poor comeback continued as he lost his sixth consecutive first round match when he suffered a straight sets defeat against Ernest Gulbis at ATP Erste Bank Open in Vienna.
October 17, 2012Sanam qualifies for singles main draw
Sanam Singh qualified for the men's singles main draw of the Asia-Pacific Australian Open wild card play-off tournament after edging past Yuqing Ning in a tough three-setter and entered the doubles quarter-finals with compatriot N Sriram Balaji Nanjing on Wednesday.
Spain's Ferrer books berth in London Masters finals
David Ferrer has ensured Spanish representation at the ATP World Tour finals by booking his place at the eight-man finale taking place in London for the fourth year next month.
October 16, 2012Kremlin Cup: Sania-Nuria enter second round
Sania Mirza and her Spanish partner Nuria Llagostera Vives entered the second round of Kremlin Cup after a hard-fought victory over Darya Kustova of Belarus and Ukraine's Olga Savchuk in Moscow on Tuesday.
October 14, 2012Djokovic downs Murray to take Shanghai title
Novak Djokovic exacted revenge on Andy Murray for his U.S. Open final defeat by outlasting the Briton 5-7, 7-6, 6-3 to win the Shanghai Masters tennis title on Sunday.
Nedunchezhiya, Bhambri emerge Nat tennis champions
Prerna Bhambri held off a stiff challenge from top seed Rishika Sunkara to win the women's singles title, while Jeevan Nedunchezhiya lifted the men's crown at the Fenesta Open National Tennis Championships on Saturday.
October 13, 2012Masters: Bhupathi-Bopanna to face Paes-Stepanek in final
The Indian duo of Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna has set up a summit clash with Leander Paes and his Czech partner Radek Stepanek after both the pairs won their respective semi-final matches in the Shanghai Masters on Saturday.
Djokovic to face Murray in Shanghai Masters final
Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic cruised through their semi-finals at the Shanghai Masters on Saturday to set up a repeat of their memorable US Open final last month.
October 12, 2012Nedunchezhiyan, Khade to clash in Nat tennis final
Top seed Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan will take on the in-form Arjun Khade in the men's singles final of the Fenesta Open National Tennis Championships in Delhi on Saturday. The women's singles final will be between top seed Rishika Sunkara and Prerna Bhambri.
Shanghai Masters: Murray survives tricky Stepanek test
Andy Murray remained on course for a hat-trick of titles at the Shanghai Masters despite the best efforts of tricky Czech Radek Stepanek on Friday.
October 11, 2012Paes-Stepanek in last eight at Shanghai Masters
Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek overcame a stiff challenge from Kevin Anderson and Sam Querry to progress to the quarter-finals of the Shanghai Masters.
Nat tennis: Rawat rallies to overcome Munshaw
The top seeds in the men's and women's singles advanced to the semi-finals of the Fenesta Open National Tennis Championships, in Delhi, on Thursday.
Djokovic reaches Shanghai quarters with ease
Second seed Novak Djokovic served well and barely broke a sweat as he marched past Spaniard Feliciano Lopez 6-3, 6-3 to reach the quarter-finals of the Shanghai Masters tennis on Thursday.
Bhupathi-Bopanna in quarters of Shanghai Masters
The Indian doubles pair of Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna entered the quarter-finals of the Shanghai Masters, beating Treat Huey and Jonathan Marray in straight sets on Thursday. The seventh seeds beat the unseeded American-British combo 7-6(9), 6-4 in 66 minutes.
October 10, 2012Tsonga to debut at Hopman Cup
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga will make his Hopman Cup debut in Perth at the end of the year in what organisers boast will be the strongest ever field assembled for the mixed international tournament.
Nat Tennis: Nedunchezhiya in quarter-finals
Top seed Jeevan Nedunchezhiya continued his impressive run to enter the men's singles quarter-finals, but it was curtains for two of the top four seeds, with PC Vignesh and VM Ranjeet withdrawing due to injuries, at the Fenesta Open National Championship in Delhi on Wednesday.
October 09, 2012Indian challenge ends at Tashkent Challenger
India's campaign ended at the $125000 Tashkent ATP Challenger after Davis Cuppers, Yuki Bhambri, Vishnu Vardhan and Sanam Singh got beaten in their respective first round matches.
October 07, 2012Azarenka outclasses Sharapova to take China title
World number one Victoria Azarenka won her first title in more than six months when she beat Russian Maria Sharapova 6-3, 6-1 in the final of the China Open on Sunday.
Djokovic beats Tsonga for third China Open title
Top-seeded Serbian Novak Djokovic beat Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 7-6, 6-2 on Sunday to win his third China Open tennis title in Beijing.
Nishikori rips Raonic to win Japan Open
Kei Nishikori stunned big-serving Milos Raonic 7-6, 3-6, 6-0 with an electrifying display of attacking tennis to become the host country's first Japan Open champion on Sunday.
Japan Open: Paes-Stepanek fail to cross final barrier
Leander Paes and his Czech partner Radek Stepanek faltered at the final hurdle as they suffered an upset straight-set defeat at the hands of Alexander Peya of Austria and Brazil's Bruno Soares to finish runners-up at the ATP Japan Open in Tokyo on Sunday.
October 06, 2012Sania-Nuria finish runners-up at China Open
India's Sania Mirza on Saturday ended her 2012 season on a disappointing note after she and her partner Nuria Llagostera Vives suffered a straight-set loss in the summit clash of the China Open in Beijing.
Djokovic to meet Tsonga in China final
Top seed Serb Novak Djokovic brushed aside German Florian Mayer on Saturday to set up a final clash with Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the China Open.
Top seeds Azarenka, Sharapova set up China Open final
World number one Victoria Azarenka set up a final date with Maria Sharapova at the China Open after the top two seeds enjoyed comprehensive victories in their semi-finals on Saturday.
Paes-Stepanek in final of Japan Open
Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek outplayed Daniele Bracciali and Frantisek Cermak in straight sets to storm into final of the ATP Japan Open in Tokyo.
October 05, 2012Paes-Stepanek in semis of Japan Open
Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek overcame a second-set lapse to defeat Andy and Jamie Murray and enter the semi-finals of the US $1,280,565 ATP Japan Open, in Tokyo, on Friday. The top seeded Indo-Czech pair defeated the British brothers 6-4, 3-6, 10-2 in 77 minutes.
Sania-Nuria in final of China Open
Sania Mirza earned the opportunity to end her 2012 season with a title win as she reached the summit clash of the China Open with her partner Nuria Llagostera Vives.
Racquets smashed as Murray wins in Tokyo
Title holder Andy Murray beat fellow racquet-trasher Stanislas Wawrinka 6-2, 3-6, 6-2 to reach the semi-finals of the Japan Open on Friday in a match which had both men at boiling point.
Federer's security tightened after receiving death threat
World No 1 tennis star Roger Federer has reportedly received death threats from an anonymous blogger on a Chinese website Baidu.com.
October 04, 2012Japan Open: Paes-Stepanek advance to 2nd round
Top seeded duo Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek had to work hard before grinding down unseeded rivals Filip Polasek and Julian Knowle in the opening round of the ATP Japan Open, in Tokyo on Thursday.
China Open: Sania-Nuria in semis; Hesh-Bopanna in QF
Sania Mirza and Nuria Llagostera Vives progressed to the semi-finals of the China Open, coming from behind to beat Julia Goerges and Barbora Zahlavova Strycova, in Beijing, on Thursday. The fifth seed Indo-Spanish pair overcame the fighting German-Czech pair 4-6, 6-4, 16-14 in 94 minutes.
Berdych steamrolls Falla to enter Tokyo quarters
Former champion Tomas Berdych comfortably beat Colombia's Alejandro Falla 6-3, 7-5 to reach the quarter-finals of the Japan Open on Thursday.
October 03, 2012Rafa Nadal to play in Abu Dhabi
Rafa Nadal is scheduled to play in an exhibition tournament in Abu Dhabi in December, organisers said in a statement.
October 02, 2012Australian Open organisers splash cash at players
The Australian Open has hiked total prizemoney by 15 percent to a record A$30 million with an eye on satisfying player demands for a better share of grand slam revenues, Tennis Australia CEO Steve Wood told Reuters on Tuesday.
Murray blows out cobwebs on return in Tokyo
Defending champion Andy Murray blew out the cobwebs with a 7-6, 6-4 win over towering Croat Ivo Karlovic on Tuesday in his first match since winning last month's U.S. Open.
September 30, 2012Gasquet wins all-French final in Bangkok
Richard Gasquet won his first ATP title in more than two years when he continued his domination of Gilles Simon by swatting aside his French compatriot 6-2, 6-1 to claim the Thailand Open on Sunday.
September 29, 2012Petrova stuns Radwanska to win Tokyo title
Russia's Nadia Petrova upset defending champion Agnieszka Radwanska 6-0, 1-6, 6-3 in the Pan Pacific Open final on Saturday to complete a sensational run through the Tokyo tournament.
September 28, 2012Paes-Tecau bow out of Thailand Open
Top seeded pair of Leander Paes and Horia Tecau were ousted from the ATP Thailand Open after losing a hard-fought semifinal against Eric Butorac and Paul Hanley in Bangkok on Friday.
Radwanska to face Petrova in Tokyo final
Defending champion Agnieszka Radwanska pulverised Angelique Kerber 6-1, 6-1 to set up a final with Nadia Petrova at the Pan Pacific Open on Friday.
September 27, 2012Azarenka pulls out, Sharapova upset in Tokyo
World number one Victoria Azarenka pulled out of the Pan Pacific Open citing chronic fatigue while Maria Sharapova was stunned by Samantha Stosur as the event lost its top two seeds on Thursday.
September 26, 2012Paes-Tecau pair in 2nd round of Thailand Open
Leander Paes and Horia Tecau overcame a stiff resistance from the Dutch pair of Robin Haase and Jean-Julien Rojer to progress to the quarter-finals of theATP Thailand Open in Bangkok.
Sanam puts up brave fight against Davydenko
Young Indian Davis Cupper Sanam Singh put up a valiant fight against former world number three Nikolay Davydenko before losing in straight sets to the Russian in the opening round of the Malaysian Open.
Tokyo Pan Pacific Open: Sharapova eases past Safarova
Maria Sharapova overcame more problems with her serve to beat Czech Lucie Safarova 6-2, 7-6 and reach the quarter-finals of the Pan Pacific Open on Wednesday.
September 25, 2012Erroneous Sharapova stutters into quarters in Tokyo
Maria Sharapova pushed the envelope on 'winning ugly' as she squeaked past British qualifier Heather Watson 6-7, 6-3, 6-4 to reach the last 16 of the Pan Pacific Open on Tuesday.
Pan Pacific Open: Sania-Nuria suffer first round exit
Sania Mirza and her Spanish partner Nuria Llagostera Vives made a shock first round exit from the Toray Pan Pacific Open after losing to Darija Jurak and Katalin Marosi in Tokyo.
September 24, 2012Ivanovic seeking to recapture former glory
Former World No. 1 Ana Ivanovic insisted she still had the game to challenge for grand slam titles after booking a spot in the second round of the Pan Pacific Open on Monday.
September 23, 2012Tsonga reaches Metz final, Seppi beats Monfils
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga remained on course to defend his Metz Open title with a three-set semi-final victory over Nikolay Davydenko on Saturday but there will no all-French final after Gael Monfils' comeback run was ended by Italy's Andreas Seppi.
Wozniacki routs Kanepi to clinch year's first title
Former World No 1 Caroline Wozniacki dropped just one game against Kaia Kanepi in the lop-sided final of the Korea Open on Sunday for her first WTA title of the year.
September 22, 2012Karnataka HC stays AITA ban on Bhupathi, Bopanna
The Karnataka High court on Saturday stayed the two-year ban issued imposed on tennis players Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna by the All India Tennis Association on disciplinary grounds.
September 19, 2012Bhupathi, Bopanna can appeal against punishment: AITA
AITA Secretary General Bharat Oza said that Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna can reach out to the executive committee and appeal against the punishment handed to them on the ground of indiscipline.
We are a democratic institution, not one-man show: AITA
The All India Tennis Association (AITA) on Wednesday dismissed Mahesh Bhupathi's allegation that the national federation is run by only one man and asserted that it is a "democratic" institution.
Venus to make Hopman Cup debut with Isner
Venus Williams will make her Hopman Cup debut in Perth later this year, partnering John Isner to represent the United States in the mixed international tournament, organisers said on Wednesday.
September 18, 2012AITA dares Bhupathi to take legal action
The All India Tennis Association on Tuesday slammed veteran tennis player Mahesh Bhupathi for threatening to drag AITA to the court and said he is free to take legal action against them.
The AITA is either misinformed or delusional: Bhupathi
Speaking exclusively with Bikash Mohapatra, Mahesh Bhupathi opens up on the many issues that plagued Indian tennis the last few months.
Bhupathi to partner Nestor before retiring in 2013
Mahesh Bhupathi will retire form tennis next year. The 38-year-old, the first Indian to win a Grand Slam title -- when he partnered Japan's Rika Hiraki to win the mixed doubles at the French Open in 1997 -- announced he will hang up his racket at the end of next year.
Bhupathi slams AITA's 'dictatorial attitude'
Stung by the two-year ban imposed on him, veteran tennis ace Mahesh Bhupathi hit back at the All India Tennis Association on Tuesday, accusing the game's governing body of resorting to 'divide-and-rule' policy and said its 'dictatorial attitude' will be harmful for the future of Indian tennis.
September 17, 2012Bhupathi exploring legal options against AITA's ouster
Veteran tennis star Mahesh Bhupathi threatened to drag the All India Tennis Association to the court for ousting him from India's Davis Cup squad, along with Rohan Bopanna, saying he is exploring whether the national federation's move is legal
September 16, 2012Ferrer holds off Isner to put Spain in final
Holders Spain clinched reached their fourth Davis Cup final in five years when David Ferrer overcame the big-serving John Isner to help beat the United States 3-1 in the last-four tie on Sunday.
Yuki played well in patches: SP Misra
Yuki Bhambri's unconvincing win over New Zealand's Jose Statham has left much to be desired as India's non-playing captain, S P Misra, felt that the country's best singles player did not look focussed in the fourth rubber of the Davis Cup relegation play-off tie.
Indiscipline will not be tolerated: AITA
Insisting that it had not imposed a ban on Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna, the All India Tennis Association (AITA) said that by sidelining the duo, it was sending out a message that indiscipline will not be tolerated at any cost.
Davis Cup: Yuki, Sanam complete 5-0 rout of Kiwis
Sanam Singh was splendid in his victory after Yuki Bhambri huffed and puffed to a patchy win as India completed a 5-0 rout of New Zealand in the Davis Cup Asia/Oceania Group I relegation play-off tie, in Chandigarh on Sunday.
September 15, 2012AITA to stick to youngsters, Hesh-Bopanna out till 2014
All India Tennis Association (AITA) will stick to the young Indian side and will not include Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna in the Davis Cup squad until the country moves up from the Asia/Oceania Group.
Davis Cup: Youngsters help India stay in Group I
Vishnu Vardhan scripted a clinical singles victory and then combined with Divij Sharan to win the heart-stopping doubles rubber as India's young guns lived up to the expectations by winning the Davis Cup Group 1 relegation play-off tie against New Zealand in Chandigarh on Saturday.
September 14, 2012I played terribly in second set, confesses Yuki Bhambri
Yuki Bhambri said he played "terribly" when he lost the second set 0-6 against Daniel King Turner during the first singles of the Davis Cup relegation play-off tie in Chandigarh on Friday.
Davis Cup: Yuki puts India ahead; bad light checks Vishnu
Yuki Bhambri fought back from the brink of defeat to script a stunning five-set victory over Daniel King Turner and give India a 1-0 lead in the Davis Cup Asia Oceania Group I relegation play-off against New Zealand in Chandigarh on Friday. Vishnu Vardhan, ranked 262, was leading 6-2, 6-7(5), 6-4 in the second singles against Kiwi No 1 Jose Statham when the latter raised concerns about fading light and play was halted for the day.
Rain delays start of India-NZ Davis Cup tie
Early morning heavy showers delayed the start of the Davis Cup tie between India and New Zealand in Chandigarh on Friday.
Davis Cup: Isner shoulders US hopes against fancied Spain
With Andy Roddick retired, Mardy Fish unavailable and Spain apparently unbeatable at home on clay, the United States look distant second favourites when the two nations clash in the Davis Cup semi-final in Gijon starting on Friday.
September 13, 2012AITA demands more money for players
The All India Tennis Association has urged the government to increase the financial help being given to its players from Rs three crore to five crore, and also demanded that the benefit be extended to juniors as well.
Davis Cup: Yuki, Vishnu to play on day one
On day two, Vishnu will combine with Divij Sharan against the Kiwi pair of Michael Venus and Artem Sitak in the Asia Oceania Group I relegation play-off tie.
Test for India's young team in Davis Cup
It will be the beginning of a new era in Indian tennis when a young Davis Cup team, sans all the proven stars, battles it out against New Zealand to stay in the Asia Oceania Group I.
September 12, 2012Former No.1 Juan Carlos Ferrero announces retirement
Spain's Juan Carlos Ferrero, a former world number one who won the French Open in 2003 but whose career has been hampered by injuries, will retire after playing at his home event next month, he said on Wednesday.
Selection for Davis Cup will be decided on fitness: Coach
Faced with problem of plenty, India's Davis Cup coach Nandan Bal said, the doubles combination for the Davis Cup tie against New Zealand will be decided on the basis of players' fitness levels and weather conditions.
September 11, 2012Federer to play in Davis Cup tie vs Netherlands
Roger Federer has confirmed that he will play in Switzerland's Davis Cup playoff tie away to Netherlands at the weekend, the Swiss Tennis Federation said on Tuesday.
Tennis rankings: Divij cracks top-100 list, Paes at No 5
India's Divij Sharan broke into the top-100 in the ATP doubles ranking as he jumped 15 places to a career best 94th spot, while Yuki Bhambri also achieved his career-best singles rank with a nine-place jump to 179 in the latest list released on Tuesday.
FACTBOX: US Open champion Andy Murray
Factbox on Andy Murray, who won his first Grand Slam singles title at the US Open on Monday with a 7-6, 7-5, 2-6, 3-6, 6-2 win over Serbia's Novak Djokovic.
Murray beats Djokovic in epic US Open final
Andy Murray of Britain won the US Open men's singles final at Flushing Meadows on Monday. The Scotsman beat Serbia's defending champion Novak Djokovic 7-6, 7-5, 2-6, 3-6, 6-2 in the final at Arthur Ashe Stadium.
September 10, 2012Factbox on US Open champion Serena Williams
Factbox on American Serena Williams, who won her 15th Grand Slam singles title at the US Open on Sunday with a 6-2, 2-6, 7-5 win over Victoria Azarenka of Belarus.
Italians win second Grand Slam doubles title
Italy's Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci won their second Grand Slam title of the year on Sunday when they beat the Czech pair Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka 6-4, 6-2 at the US Open.
Serena wins US Open after stunning fightback
Serena Williams, through sheer force of will as much as her unquestionable skill, beat world number one Victoria Azarenka 6-2, 2-6, 7-5 in a dramatic US Open final on Sunday to win her fourth title at Flushing Meadows and her 15th career Grand Slam.
September 09, 2012Djokovic downs Ferrer to reach US Open final
Novak Djokovic completed a weather-interrupted 2-6, 6-1, 6-4, 6-2 victory over fourth-seeded Spaniard David Ferrer on Sunday to return to the men's final at Flushing Meadows in his pursuit of a repeat US Open title.
Vishnu, Kiwi players arrive for Davis Cup tie
Vishnu Vardhan joined the Indian Davis Cup team in Chandigarh on Sunday and said the hosts are familiar with the playing style of the New Zealand squad that touched down for the Asia-Oceania tie starting September 14.
US Open men's final moved to Monday after play suspended
The US Open men's final was switched from Sunday to Monday for the fifth year in a row after Saturday's second semi-final between Novak Djokovic and David Ferrer was suspended because of bad weather.
Murray overcomes Berdych to enter US Open final
Britain's Andy Murray produced a masterful performance against Tomas Berdych to book his place in the US Open final on Saturday, but will have to wait to discover his opponent after foul weather wreaked havoc. Murray won 5-7, 6-2, 6-1, 7-6.
September 08, 2012Williams, Azarenka to clash in US Open final
Serena Williams and Victoria Azarenka stormed into the final of the US Open with crushing victories in Friday's semis to set up a classic showdown between the greatest player of her generation and the current world number one.
Bryan brothers beat Paes-Stepanek to win US Open
Leander Paes and his Czech partner Radek Stepanek lost to the Bryan brothers in a lopsided men's doubles final at the US Open on Friday.
Sharapova rallies to beat Bartoli and reach US Open SF
Maria Sharapova clawed her way out of trouble to beat Marion Bartoli 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 on Wednesday and reach the semi-finals of the US Open for the first time in six years.
September 07, 2012Soares-Makarova win US Open mixed doubles
Russia's Ekaterina Makarova and Brazil's Bruno Soares completed an unlikely run to the US Open mixed doubles title by beating fourth-seeded Kveta Peschke of the Czech Republic and Marcin Matkowski of Poland on Thursday.
Paes-Stepanek meet Bryan brothers in US Open final
The fifth seeds advanced to the final of the men's doubles at the US Open on Thursday after their Spanish opponents Marcel Granollers and Marc Lopez had to retire because of injury.
September 06, 2012Paes-Stepanek in US Open semi-finals
Leander Paes and his Czech partner Radek Stepanek stormed into the semifinals of the US Open men's doubles event after getting the better of Julian Knowle of Austria and Slovakia's Filip Polasek in straight sets in New York.
Djokovic prepared for tough battle against Del Potro
Serbia's Novak Djokovic faces the first real test of his US Open defence when he faces Argentina's Juan Martin Del Potro in the quarter-finals at Flushing Meadows on Thursday.
Berdych stuns Federer at US Open
Roger Federer was knocked out of the US Open on Wednesday when he lost a quarter-final thriller to Tomas Berdych, marking his earliest exit from New York in nine years.
US Open: Murray grows in confidence after turnaround
Olympic champion Andy Murray produced an extraordinary turnaround to dig himself out of a deep hole and book his place in the semi-finals of the US Open on Wednesday.
Serena storms into US Open semis
Serena Williams, brimming with confidence and self-belief with every match she plays, stormed into the semi-finals of the US Open on Wednesday with a 6-1, 6-3 demolition of Ana Ivanovic.
September 05, 2012Berdych to lead Czech Davis Cup team against Argentina
World No 7 Tomas Berdych will lead the Czech Davis Cup team in their semi-final clash against Argentina later this month.
Lack of education is hurting Li: Chinese official
China's top tennis official has questioned Li Na's mental toughness following her early exit from the US Open last week.
September 04, 2012Russian duo get revenge on Williams sisters at US Open
Russians Nadia Petrova and Maria Kirilenko avenged a pair of stinging London defeats by beating Venus and Serena Williams in the women's doubles at the US Open on Monday.
September 03, 2012Paes in quarters of men's, mixed doubles
Leander Paes enjoyed an all-win outing to enter the quarter-finals of the men's and mixed doubles at the US Open. However, it was a mixed day for Sania Mirza in the season's last Grand Slam in New York.
September 02, 2012US OPEN: Djokovic rolls into the fourth round
Second seed and defending champion Novak Djokovic ousted France's Julien Benneteau in straight sets on Sunday to cruise into the US Open fourth round.
Clijsters career ends with doubles defeat
The professional tennis career of Kim Clijsters officially ended on Saturday when the Belgian lost in the second round of the mixed doubles event at the U.S. Open.
Sania-Bethanie in US Open 3rd round
Sania Mirza and her American partner Bethanie Mattek-Sands entered the women's doubles third round with a straight-set win on a mixed day for the Indians in the US Open.
Federer, Serena march on in US Open heat
Top-ranked Roger Federer continued his dynamic US Open form in near-tropical conditions on Saturday while fourth seed Serena Williams braved the steaming heat to avenge a shock defeat she suffered in January.
September 01, 2012Roddick staves off retirement, Djokovic wins
Andy Roddick's transition from the tennis court to the rocking chair was delayed when the former world number one reached the third round of the US Open.
Giant-killer Robson knocks out China's Li Na
China's ninth seed Li Na suffered the same fate as Kim Clijsters as she was dumped out of the US Open on Friday by British teenager Laura Robson.
August 31, 2012US Open: Indians advance without much fuss
Mahesh Bhupathi put behind his shock first-round exit from the men's doubles event by advancing to the mixed doubles second round, while Sania Mirza and her women's doubles partner Bethanie Mattek-Sands also cleared the first hurdle in the US Open in New York.
Roddick to quit after US Open
Former champion Andy Roddick will take centre stage at the US Open on Friday, perhaps for the last time, when he plays rising Australian Bernard Tomic for a place in the third round.
August 30, 2012US Open: Sania moves into Rnd 2, Bhupathi-Bopanna out
Sania Mirza entered the mixed doubles second round with a new partner, but the Mahesh Bhupathi-Rohan Bopanna combo made a shock first-round exit from the men's doubles event of the US Open in New York on Wednesday.
August 29, 2012Sania Mirza and Mahesh Bhupathi split as a pair
Sania Mirza and Mahesh Bhupathi have decided to split as a pair, ending the speculation over their future as a mixed doubles team following the bitter selection row ahead of the London Olympics.
US Open: Positive Murray looks to move into third round
Britain's Andy Murray, who is forging a new reputation as a crowd favourite, will try to take his place in round three of the US Open on Wednesday.
August 28, 2012Djokovic, Serena look to get New York crowd on their side
Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams, two players who have tasted the wrath of the New York crowd, begin their title campaigns with first-round matches at the US Open on Tuesday.
US Open: Somdev goes down fighting
Somdev Devvarman, playing only his second match after returning from a shoulder surgery, put up a spirited fight before losing the first round of the US Open to Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo of Spain, in New York on Tuesday.
Tennis is not free of drug cheats: Blake
Tennis, like other sports, was bound to have some players using performance-enhancing drugs, American James Blake said on Monday, but he felt authorities were doing all they could to ensure the sport was as clean as possible.
August 26, 2012I'm a Wimbledon champion in my mind, says Murray
Andy Murray has long dreamed of winning an elusive Grand Slam title but revealed on Saturday that the depth of his frustration had begun to play tricks on his mind ahead of the US Open.
August 24, 2012Federer, Murray drawn in same half for U.S. Open
Andy Murray's hopes for a maiden Grand Slam at the U.S. Open may require him to beat world number one Roger Federer for a second time in five weeks after the duo were placed in the same half of the draw on Thursday.
August 23, 2012Maria Sharapova launches own candy line
Maria Sharapova has launched her own line of candy, titled Sugarpova, in New York.
August 22, 2012Yuki Bhambri advances in US Open qualfiers
Indian teenager Yuki Bhambri ousted eighth seed Horacio Zeballos with a three-set win to advance to the second round of the US Open men's singles qualifying event in New York.
August 20, 2012China's Li beats Kerber to win Cincinnati title
China's Li Na showed plenty of character as she fought back to beat German Angelique Kerber 1-6, 6-3, 6-1 and win the Cincinnati Open title on Sunday.
Title elude Bhupathi-Bopanna at Cincinnati Masters
Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna had to be content with a runners-up finish at the ATP Cincinnati Masters as they lost the summit clash in straight sets to Sweden's Robert Lindstedt and Romania's Horia Tecau, Cincinnati.
Federer defeats Djokovic for sixth title this year
World number one Roger Federer underlined his dominant position in the game by securing his sixth ATP title of the year with an impressive 6-0, 7-6 win over Novak Djokovic in the Cincinnati Open final on Sunday.
August 19, 2012Bhupathi-Bopanna in final of Cincinnati Masters
Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna have earned a chance to win their second title of the season by reaching the summit clash of the ATP Cincinnati Masters with a straight sets win over Croatia's Ivan Dodig and Brazil's Marcelo Melo.
Li defeats battling Venus to reach Cincinnati final
China's Li Na defeated a battling Venus Williams 7-5, 3-6, 6-1 to reach the final of the Cincinnati Open on Saturday after an enthralling two-hour nine minutes encounter.
Djokovic to face Federer in Cincinnati final
The gap between the leading four, which also contains Rafa Nadal and Andy Murray, and the chasing pack was again evident as Djokovic beat Argentine Juan Martin del Potro 6-3, 6-2 before Federer saw off fellow-Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka 7-6, 6-3.
August 18, 2012Bhupathi-Bopanna in semis of Cincinnati Masters
Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna, who were omitted from India's Davis Cup team, have reached the semi-finals of the ATP Cincinnati Masters with a hard-earned win over third seeds Mariusz Fyrstenberg and Marcin Matkowski.
Djokovic to face Del Potro again, Federer wins
World number two Novak Djokovic has a shot at revenge against Juan Martin del Potro, who ended the Serb's medal hopes at the London Olympics, when the two clash in the Cincinnati Open semi-finals on Saturday.
Kerber hands Serena rare loss, advances to semis
Olympic champion Serena Williams suffered her first loss in nearly three months on Friday as she was knocked out of the Cincinnati Open quarter-finals, falling 6-4, 6-4 to Germany's Angelique Kerber.
AITA drops Bhupathi, Bopanna; fields youngsters vs NZ
Sending out a strong message that indiscipline will not be tolerated, the All India Tennis Association on Saturday dropped Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna from the Davis Cup team for the upcoming tie against New Zealand and blooded youngsters to prepare the side for the future.
August 17, 2012Murray crashes out, Federer cruises at Cincinnati
Olympic champion Andy Murray suffered a second pre-US Open setback in as many weeks when he was knocked out of the Cincinnati Open in the third round on Thursday, losing 6-4, 6-4 to France's Jeremy Chardy.
Fatigued Serena labours into Cincinnati quarters
Serena Williams, coming off a double Olympic gold medal-winning performance in London, said she was feeling the pace of a hectic schedule after a lethargic display in her 6-3, 6-0 win over Urszula Radwanska on Thursday.
August 16, 2012Top three breeze into third round at Cincinnati
Top three seeds Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray moved into the third round of the Cincinnati Open with relatively comfortable straight set victories on Wednesday.
August 15, 2012Nadal pulls out of U.S. Open with injury
Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from the U.S. Open due to injury, tournament organisers said on Wednesday.
Venus shows growing strength to beat Kirilenko
Venus Williams showed that, almost a year after her health scare, she has the stamina needed as she battled for two hours 23 minutes to beat Russia's Maria Kirilenko 6-3, 6-7, 6-2 at the Cincinnati Open on Tuesday.
August 14, 2012Kvitova overcomes wobble, Li Na to claim Montreal title
Petra Kvitova overcame a mid-match slump to claim her first title of the season with a 7-5, 2-6, 6-3 victory over China's Li Na in the Montreal Cup on Monday.
August 11, 2012Djokovic, Isner reach semis at soggy Toronto
Defending champion Novak Djokovic, playing his second match in four hours, stormed into the semis of the Toronto Masters on Friday while Canadian Milos Raonic failed to deliver a similar outcome for the home crowd.
August 05, 2012America's Bryan brothers win men's tennis doubles gold
America's Bob and Mike Bryan added a gold medal to their trophy haul on Saturday with a 6-4, 7-6 win over France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Michael Llodra in the Olympic tennis men's doubles final.
August 04, 2012Paes-Mirza exit after quarter-final defeat
India's tennis campaign at the London Olympics met with a disappointing end, as Leander Paes and Sania Mirza were knocked out in the mixed doubles quarter-finals on Saturday. Paes-Sania lost 5-7, 6-7(5) to the top seeded pair of Max Mirnyi and Victoria Azarenka of Belarus. The match was spread over two days after bad light halted play on Friday, with the Belarus pair leading 7-5, 3-2.
Paes-Mirza a set down; QF to resume Saturday
The Indian pair of Leander Paes and Sania Mirza were down 5-7, 2-3 in their mixed doubles tennis quarter-final against the Belarusian pair of Max Mirnyi and Victoria Azarenka when play was suspended for the day because of bad light.
August 03, 2012Federer, Serena march into London Olympic semi-finals
Wimbledon champions Roger Federer and Serena Williams were on course for further success at the All-England Club after booking their places in the Olympic singles semi-finals on Thursday.
August 02, 2012Paes-Sania cruise into last eight
Leander Paes and Sania Mirza entered the quarter-finals of the mixed doubles of the tennis event, beating the Serbian pair of Nenad Zimonjic and Ana Ivanovic in staright sets. The Indian pair won 6-2, 6-4 in only 64 minutes and set up a last eight meeting with top seeds Max Mirnyi and Victoria Azarenka of Belarus.
Andy Murray advances to Olympic semi-finals
British hopeful Andy Murray won his quarterfinal on Thursday at the Olympics, delighting a Wimbledon crowd that featured Prince William and wife Kate.
Paes-Vardhan go down fighting to Tsonga-Llodra
India's challenge in the men's doubles competition at the London Olympics came to an end on Wednesday with the makeshift pair of Leander Paes and Vishnu Vardhan going down to the French combine of Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Michael Llodra. The French pair won 7-6(3), 4-6, 6-3.
August 01, 2012Olympic tennis record set at Wimbledon
The longest set in Olympic history was played at Wimbledon on Tuesday when Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France defeated Milos Raonic of Canada 6-3, 3-6, 25-23 in the second round.
July 31, 2012Bhupathi-Bopanna crash out of men's doubles
The Indian pair of Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna crashed out of the men's doubles at the London Olympics, losing 3-6, 4-6 to the French pair of Julien Benneteau and Richard Gasquet, on Tuesday.
July 30, 2012 Paes-Vardhan, Bhupathi-Bopanna progress
India had a relatively fruitful day on the tennis courts of Wimbledon, with the warring duo of Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi advancing to the second round of the men's doubles with their respective partners, even as the country's singles challenge ended at the London Olympics with the defeat of Vishnu Vardhan.
Vishnu Vardhan goes down to Kavcic
Vishnu Vardhan could not make the most of the lucky opportunity he got to compete in the men's singles tennis competition at the London Olympics and went down to world No 77 Blaz Kavcic on Monday. The 304-ranked Indian lad lost 3-6, 2-6 in 72 minutes at the Wimbledon grass courts.
July 29, 2012Sania-Rushmi out of women's doubles
The pair of Sania Mirza and Rushmi Chakravarthi bowed out of the women's doubles tennis competition at the London Olympic, losing to the Chinese Taipei pair of Su Wei Hsieh and Chia-Jung Chuang on Saturday. The Indians fought their way back after losing the first set tamely, but were beaten 1-6, 6-3, 1-6 in 91 minutes.
July 28, 2012Federer survives first round scare
World number one Roger Federer survived a scare in his opening Olympics singles match against Colombia's Alejandro Falla before prevailing 6-3, 5-7, 6-3 on a packed Wimbledon Centre Court to book his place in the second round.
July 27, 2012Bhupathi-Bopanna have a chance to do very well: Federer
Roger Federer does not have a clue about the turmoil that rocked Indian tennis before the Olympics but the world number one is quite sure that Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna have a decent chance of winning a medal at the Games that start on Friday.
July 26, 2012Federer, Serena draw opponents for Olympic tennis
Roger Federer is back at Wimbledon a few weeks after winning his seventh title there, opening his bid for Olympic gold against Colombian Alejandro Falla.
Bhupathi-Bopanna seeded No 7
Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna, who took on the All India Tennis Association to compete as a team at the London Olympics, have been seeded seventh in the men's doubles. The pair is placed a rung above the Serbian combination of singles' world No 2 Novak Djokovic and Viktor Troicki.
July 23, 2012Cibulkova eases past Bartoli in California final
Dominika Cibulkova claimed her second career title when she romped to a routine 6-1, 7-5 victory over top seed Marion Bartoli to win the Carlsbad Open on Sunday.
July 22, 2012Bartoli to face Cibulkova in Carlsbad final
Top seed Marion Bartoli won her third successive three-setter when she overcame Chan Yung-jan 1-6, 6-3, 6-3 to reach the final of the Carlsbad Open on Saturday.
July 20, 2012Wimbledon to move back a week from 2015
Wimbledon organisers have bowed to players' wishes by announcing a later start date from 2015, extending the tennis grass-court season and increasing the gap with the French Open, they said in a statement on Thursday.
July 19, 2012Injury puts Nadal out of London Games
Olympic champion Rafael Nadal's withdrawal from the London Games because of injury deprived the tournament of one of its biggest attractions and left Spain reeling on Thursday. The gold medal winner in Beijing four years ago failed to recover from a knee problem, and also misses out on the honour of carrying his nation's flag at the opening ceremony.
July 17, 2012WTA tournament: Sania-Mattek knocked out in first round
Sania Mirza ended her Olympics build-up on a disappointing note as she suffered a first round exit from the WTA Premier event in USA along with her American partner Bethanie Mattek-Sands, in Carlsbad, USA on Tuesday.
July 16, 2012Federer passes Sampras with ranking milestone
Roger Federer added another record to his collection on Monday when he began his 287th week as world number one.
Serena beats Vandeweghe, jet lag to defend Stanford title
Top seed Serena Williams overcame a week fighting jet-lag to beat fellow American Coco Vandeweghe 7-5, 6-3 to retain the Stanford Classic title on Sunday.
July 15, 2012Williams to meet Vandeweghe in Stanford final
Wimbledon champion Serena Williams advanced to the Stanford Classic final after she crushed Sorana Cirstea 6-1, 6-2 on Saturday and will meet fellow American Coco Vandeweghe who made her first WTA final after she overpowered Yanina Wickmayer 6-2, 3-6, 6-2.
July 14, 2012Stanford tennis: Serena through to semis; Bartoli stunned
Serena Williams has still not kicked post Wimbledon jet lag, but she still managed to beat Chanelle Scheepers 6-4, 6-0 in the quarter-finals of the Stanford Classic on Friday.
July 12, 2012Sluggish Serena goes past Gibbs in Stanford
Sluggish Serena Williams struggled through her jet lag to complete a 6-2, 6-1 victory over collegiate champion Nicole Gibbs in the second round of the Stanford Classic on Wednesday.
July 10, 2012Sharapova confirmed as Russia's flag-bearer in London
Former tennis world number one Maria Sharapova will be Russia's first female Olympic flag-bearer at the London Games later this month, the national Olympic committee confirmed on Tuesday.
Seeded players win as Stanford Classic awaits Serena
Belgium's Yanina Wickmayer labored past Kai-Chen Chang 7-5, 2-6, 7-5 in the first round of the Stanford Classic on Monday but all eyes will be on Wimbledon champion Serena Williams who begins her title defense on Wednesday.
July 09, 2012Tennis fan wins big for UK charity from beyond grave
A bet placed nearly a decade ago by a tennis aficionado has won a British charity more than 100,000 pounds after tennis legend Roger Federer secured his seventh Wimbledon win.
Wimbledon: Paes-Vesnina fall in summit clash
Leander Paes and Elena Vesnina will have to wait for their first Grand Slam title together having lost a closely fought Wimbledon mixed doubles final against Mike Bryan and Lisa Raymond, on Sunday.
July 08, 2012Federer seals seventh Wimbledon title
Roger Federer beat Andy Murray 4-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-4 on Sunday to win a record-equalling seventh Wimbledon title.
July 07, 2012Wimbledon: Paes-Elena shock top seeds to enter final
Leander Paes and Elena Vesnina stunned top seeds Bob Bryan and Liezel Huber to enter the mixed doubles final of the Wimbledon championships, on Saturday.
Five-star Serena fights off Radwanska for Wimbledon crown
America's Serena Williams beat Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska 6-1, 5-7, 6-2 to win her fifth Wimbledon women's singles title on Saturday.
Wimbledon final: Murray reckons the pressure's on Federer
Preparing for what could be the defining moment of his career, Andy Murray believes he will be under less pressure in the Wimbledon final on Sunday because he is playing 16-times Grand Slam champion Roger Federer.
July 06, 2012Wimbledon: Paes-Vesnina ease into the last four
Leander Paes and Elena Vesnina moved into the semi-finals of the mixed doubles of Wimbledon with a comprehensive 6-2, 6-2 win over Paul Hanley and Alla Kudryavtseva on Friday.
Radwanska falls ill before Wimbledon final
The 23-year old confirmed she was still suffering with a throat infection which forced her out of the women's doubles.
Murray sets up Wimbledon final clash with Federer
Andy Murray consigned one of Wimbledon's long-standing statistics to the scrapheap when he became the first Briton to reach the All England Club men's final in 74 years with a 6-3, 6-4, 3-6 7-5 win over Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga on Friday.
Paes-Vesnina advance to quarters, Bopanna out
Veteran Leander Paes was the lone Indian left in the fray at Wimbledon after reaching the mixed doubles quarter-finals on Thursday.
July 05, 2012Serena overpowers Azarenka, to meet Radwanska in final
Serena Williams roared into a her seventh Wimbledon singles final with a 6-3, 7-6 victory over Victoria Azarenka on Thursday. She will face Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska in Saturday's final.
Wimbledon: Bopanna-Zheng in last eight of mixed doubles
Rohan Bopanna and his Chinese partner Jie Zheng reached the mixed doubles quarterfinals at the Wimbledon with a straight-set victory over the Italian pair of Daniele Bracciali and Roberta Vinci.
July 04, 2012Rangers ousted from Scottish Premier League
Former champions Rangers were ejected from the Scottish Premier League (SPL) on Wednesday when rival teams voted to exclude the Glasgow club following its financial crisis.
Wimbledon: Paes-Vesnina in quarterfinals of mixed doubles
Leander Paes and his Russian partner Elena Vesnina reached the quarterfinals of the mixed doubles at the Wimbledon with a straight-set victory over Australia's Ashley Fisher and Mona Barthel of Germany on Wednesday.
Federer, Djokovic set up semi-final after easy wins
Novak Djokovic motored into the Wimbledon semi-finals with a quick-fire 6-4, 6-1, 6-4 victory over Germany's Florian Mayer while Federer ruthlessly dismantled Mikhail Youzhny 6-1, 6-2, 6-2.
Tennis doubles legend to be probed for sex abuse
The International Tennis Hall of Fame has begun an investigation into claims of sexual abuse by one of its members, doubles legend Bob Hewitt, the organisation's executive director said on Tuesday.
July 03, 2012Paes-Stepanek, Bhupathi-Bopanna out of Wimbledon
Fourth seeds Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek crashed out of the Wimbledon Championships as they were stunned by Ivan Dodig and Marcelo Melo in a grueling weather-hit five-setter.
Heavy-hitting Serena blasts Kvitova off court
Petra Kvitova's hopes of defending her Wimbledon title were shot to pieces in a hail of Centre Court cannon fire from Serena Williams who ousted the defending champion 6-3, 7-5 in their quarter-final on Tuesday.
Murray beats rain and Cilic to make last eight
Andy Murray dodged rain showers to rush to a 7-5, 6-2, 6-3 win over Croatian Marin Cilic and reach the Wimbledon quarter-finals on Tuesday.
July 02, 2012Clijsters bids farewell to Wimbledon
Kim Clijsters waved goodbye to Wimbledon on Monday after she was thrashed 6-1, 6-1 by German eighth seed Angelique Kerber.
Top seed Sharapova stunned by Lisicki at Wimbledon
Maria Sharapova's hopes of winning a second Wimbledon title were shattered as the world number one was comprehensively beaten 6-4, 6-3 by Germany's Sabine Lisicki in the fourth round.
July 01, 2012Murray beats Baghdatis in race against time
Andy Murray had one eye on his opponent and one on the clock as his Wimbledon third round clash against Marcos Baghdatis turned into a tension-soaked race against time under Centre Court's roof on Saturday.
June 30, 2012Paes wins, Sania-Bhupathi crash out of Wimbledon
Indian tennis stalwarts Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi, who were locked in a selection row for the London Olympics recently, saw their fortunes take different turns with the former reaching the third round of the men's doubles event while the latter crashed out of mixed doubles competition of the Wimbledon.
Federer survives five-set thriller to reach last 16
Roger Federer set pulses racing as he diced with danger for more than three hours before dousing the fireworks of French buccaneer Julien Benneteau with a pulsating 4-6, 6-7, 6-2, 7-6, 6-1 Wimbledon third-round win on Friday.
June 29, 2012Djokovic survives scare, Sharapova advances
Novak Djokovic survived the shock of losing the first set to beat Czech Radek Stepanek 4-6, 6-2, 6-2, 6-2 and reach the Wimbledon fourth round.
Sania-Bethanie in third round at Wimbledon
India's Sania Mirza and her American partner Bethanie Mattek-Sands registered a straight-sets victory to advance to the third round of the women's doubles at Wimbledon on Friday. The 13th seeded Indo-US duo scored a comfortable 6-3, 6-2 victory over the unseeded French pair of Stephanie Foretz Gacon and Kristina Mladenovic in 55 minutes at the All England Club.
Livid Karlovic accuses Wimbledon officials of bias
Croatia's Ivo Karlovic called Wimbledon's credibility into question and accused line judges of bias after he was foot-faulted "11 times" in his second-round defeat by Andy Murray on Thursday.
June 28, 2012Paes-Stepanek have it easy at the All England Club
Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek brushed aside the challenge of Colin Ebelthite and John Peers in straight sets to progress to the second round of the men's doubles event of the Wimbledon championships on Thursday.
Sharapova struggles past Pironkova
Top seed Maria Sharapova overcame a second-set wobble to beat Tsvetana Pironkova 7-6, 6-7, 6-0 and reach the Wimbledon third round.
June 27, 2012Stosur loses to Rus to complete Australian woe
Samantha Stosur became the highest seeded casualty so far at this year's Wimbledon when she suffered a 6-2, 0-6, 6-4 second round defeat by Dutch player Arantxa Rus to end Australia's interest in the singles.
I have doubles understanding with Sania: Rushmi
They have not played together after winning a bronze medal at the 2010 Commonwealth Games but Rushmi Chakravarthi feels she and Sania Mirza have enough individual experience behind them to again gel well as a team at the upcoming London Olympics.
Wimbledon: Bhupathi-Bopanna enter second round
The seventh-seeded Indian combination got the better of Marcel Felder of Uruguay and Tunisia's Malek Jaziri 6-0, 7-6 (1), 6-2 in their first round match.
Sania's selection was based on merit: AITA
AITA put up a weak defence to Sania Mirza's jibe against the tennis body, saying the selection for the London Olympics was done purely on merit and that it acknowledges the accomplishments of Sania.
Djokovic, Federer back on court
After demolishing their first-round opponents, defending Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic and six-times winner Roger Federer return on Wednesday to face players from the opposite end of the tennis spectrum.
Williams sisters join US Olympic team
Serena and Venus Williams were among six players nominated for the US Olympic women's team to compete in next month's London Olympics, the US Tennis Association (USTA) said on Tuesday.
Statement: Sania Mirza slams AITA, Paes
Sania Mirza joined the tennis selection row on Tuesday when she slammed the All India Tennis Association (AITA) over the controversy surrounding her selection for the London Olympics.India's top-ranked women's player Sania Mirza joined the Olympics tennis selection row on Tuesday, slamming the All India Tennis Association on her selection for the London Games.
June 26, 2012I have been treated as bait by AITA: Sania
Sania Mirza, who got a wild card entry for the Olympics, indicated she has no problem in partnering Leander Paes in the mixed doubles event in London but hit out at the AITA for using her as a "bait" in the selection row.
Sania, Somdev get wild cards for London Olympics
Ending days of speculation, Sania Mirza was on Tuesday awarded a wild card entry along with Rushmi Chakravarthi for the women's doubles tennis event at the London Olympics.
Prajusha wins gold in triple jump, Kerala bags overall title
M A Prajusha defended her title in triple jump on the concluding day as her state Kerala emerged overall winners in the National Inter-State Senior Athletics Championships in Hyderabad on Monday.
Sania-Bethanie in second round of Wimbledon
India's Sania Mirza and her American partner Bethanie Mattek-Sands notched up a straight-sets victory and advanced to the second round of the women's doubles competition at the Wimbledon in London on Monday.
June 25, 2012Venus descends with first round Wimbledon defeat
It was the former world number one's earliest loss at Wimbledon since she went out in the opening round on her debut here in 1997.
June 24, 2012Paszek, Roddick clinch Eastbourne titles
Unseeded Austrian Tamira Paszek saved five match points and overcame a leg injury to beat German fifth seed Angelique Kerber 5-7, 6-3, 7-5 and win the Eastbourne International tournament on Saturday.
June 23, 2012Champion Bartoli beaten in Eastbourne semi-finals
Defending champion Marion Bartoli was beaten 4-6, 7-5, 6-4 by unseeded Austrian Tamira Paszek in the semi-finals of the Eastbourne International on Friday. Bartoli, the fourth seed, paid tribute to her unheralded opponent who will play German fifth seed Angelique Kerber in Saturday's final at the Wimbledon warm-up event.
June 21, 2012IOA president Malhotra slams Bhupathi, Bopanna
The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) on Thursday slammed Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna for dictating terms to the All India Tennis Association (AITA) over selection of the team for the 2012 Olympics.
Manchester United keen to set up academy in Kolkata
West Bengal sports minister Madan Mitra on Thursday said that the world's most popular football club Manchester United are keen to set up an academy in Kolkata.
Paes pulls out of London Olympics: reports
India's veteran tennis star Leander Paes rejected the compromise formula of the All India Tennis Association (AITA) and has decided to pull out of the 2012 Olympics in London.
Bhupathi-Bopanna excited to team up at Olympics
Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna heaved a sigh of relief as the All India Tennis Association (AITA) on Thursday allowed the duo to team up for the upcoming London Olympics.
Olympics: India to send 2 teams, Paes to partner Vishu
AITA claimed to have worked out a compromise formula to resolve the selection crisis for the Olympics by deciding to send two men's doubles teams for the event, pairing Leander Paes with a lower-ranked Vishnu Vardhan.
Somdev wants to partner Paes at Olympics
In a new twist to the crisis in Indian tennis, Somdev Devvarman, who is recovering from a shoulder injury, has said he is fit to partner Leander Paes in the Olympics if asked by the All India Tennis Association (AITA).
Nadal honoured to carry flag for Spain at the Games
Olympic tennis champion Rafael Nadal said he was honoured on Wednesday to be asked to carry the Spanish flag at the London Olympics opening ceremony in what he believes will be one of the most emotional moments of his career.
June 20, 2012Vishnu Vardhan says he's up for Olympics challenge
Expected to be called-up if the All India Tennis Association decides to send two men's doubles teams to the Olympics in its bid to resolve the selection crisis, Vishnu Vardhan said he is ready for the challenge.
Enraged Paes threatens to pull out of London Olympics
India's leading tennis player Leander Paes slammed the warring duo of Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna for refusing to pair with him at the London Olympics and said he will withdraw from the Games if the All India Tennis Association decides to send two teams.
Djokovic, Sharapova top seeds for Wimbledon
Champion Novak Djokovic and French Open winner Maria Sharapova were named top seeds for Wimbledon as the grasscourt Grand Slam mostly followed the rankings to draw up the list for the championships that begin on Monday. In the men's side, Rafa Nadal, Roger Federer and Andy Murray completed the top four while defending women's champion Petra Kvitova was seeded fourth.
June 19, 2012Olympics: AITA to have final say on tennis selection
The AITA said it would again approach Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna to pair with Leander Paes, with first choice again being the experienced Mahesh Bhupathi.
Sports ministry says it won't intervene in tennis row
Sports minister Ajay Maken has refused to intervene in the selection crisis that has shaken Indian tennis, and left it to the All India Tennis Association to take a final call on the men's doubles combination for the London Olympics.
Eastbourne International: Kvitova suffers Wimbledon setback
Petra Kvitova's preparations for the defence of her Wimbledon title suffered a setback when she was beaten by Russia's Ekaterina Makarova in the first round of the Eastbourne International on Tuesday.
June 18, 2012Bhupathi, Bopanna breaking agreement with AITA: Paes
India's ace doubles player Leander Paes wrote to the All India Tennis Association on Monday, saying it will be unfair on him if Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna are paired as a second team for the 2012 Olympics.
Maken favours two teams, hints at Hesh-Bopanna pairing
Sports Minister Ajay Maken has questioned the All India Tennis Association's decision to pair feuding former partners Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi for the Olympics, asking why just one team is being insisted upon for the event where the country can send two.
June 17, 2012Nalbandian defaulted from Queens final
Argentina's David Nalbandian was defaulted from his Queen's Club final against Croatia's Marin Cilic on Sunday for kicking out and injuring a linesman.
Halle Open: Haas shocks Federer to win battle of over-30s
Tommy Haas showed he was still capable of springing a surprise at the age of 34 by ending a three-year title drought and beating second seed Roger Federer 7-6, 6-4 in the Halle Open final on Sunday.
June 16, 2012Federer strolls past Youzhny, meets Haas in final
Roger Federer will be chasing a sixth Halle Open title after setting up a final showdown with fellow 30-something Tommy Haas on Saturday.
Paes ready to play with Bhupathi at London Olympics
Despite Mahesh Bhupathi lashing out at him in public over the selection of the men's doubles team for the London Olympics, Leander Paes refused to react and said he is ready to play with his former partner.
Anil Khanna elected AITA president
Anil Khanna was on Saturday elevated to the post of president of All India Tennis Association (AITA) replacing Yashwant Singh who stepped down after 12 years at the helm.
IOA seeks report from AITA on team selection
While asking for the report, IOA made it clear that it fully acknowledges that it is the prerogative of the National Sports Federation (NSF) -- in this case AITA -- to select the team.
Bhupathi-Bopanna loses in quarters
Leander Paes and Anderson failed to clear the second-round hurdle, going down to the Serbian pair of Janko Tipsarevic and Nenad Zimonjic at the AEGON Championships in London.
Nadal's Halle hopes ended, Federer advances
Rafael Nadal's preparations for Wimbledon were cut short when he was knocked out of the Halle Open by defending champion Philipp Kohlschreiber on Friday.
June 15, 2012Bhupathi lashes out at Paes, AITA after Olympics selection
A furious Mahesh Bhupathi lashed out at the All India Tennis Association, calling his pairing with Leander Paes for the London Olympics the 'worst possible in the interest of the country'. Bhupathi was also furious that the AITA chose not to send two teams for the mega event, saying the decision has something 'more to it than meets the eye'.
AITA lambasts Hesh-Bopanna statement
AITA selector Rohit Rajpal termed the joint statement issued Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna, criticising the sports body for not considering their demand to select them as a team for London Olympics, as "unfortunate".
AITA selects Paes-Bhupathi pair for Olympics
The All India Tennis Association on Friday selected Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi for the men's doubles event at the London Olympics, rejecting the latter's insistence on being paired with Rohan Bopanna in the mega-event next month.
Sania-Shvedova pair suffers defeat at AEGON Classic
Second seeds Sania Mirza and Yaroslava Shvedova made a shock first-round exit from the AEGON Classic with a straight-set defeat against Iveta Benesova and Alla Kudryavtseva.
Nadal, Federer win opening matches at Halle Open
French Open champion Rafael Nadal made a successful transition from clay to grass with a 7-5, 6-1 win over Slovakia's Lukas Lacko to join his great rival Roger Federer in the quarter-finals of the Halle Open on Thursday.
June 14, 2012Bhupathi-Bopanna advance to London ATP quarters
The Indian pair of Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna overcame a fighting Marcos Baghdatis and Jamie Murray to reach the quarter-finals of the AEGON Championships, in London, on Thursday.
AITA dilemma over Olympics men's doubles team
The All India Tennis Association's selection committee is gearing up for a stormy meeting in Bangalore on Friday to decide on the men's doubles combination for the London Olympics amidst reports that Rohan Bopanna and Mahesh Bhupathi are keen to play as a team instead of pairing with any other player.
Murray loses to Mahut in Queen's Club opener
Andy Murray's Wimbledon preparations suffered a blow when the top-seeded Briton was beaten in his opening match at the Queen's Club tournament by Frenchman Nicolas Mahut on Wednesday.
June 13, 2012Maria Sharapova to carry Russian flag in London
Maria Sharapova will be the Russian delegation's flag-bearer at next month's Olympic opening ceremony in London, Russia's tennis chief Shamil Tarpishchev said on Tuesday.
June 12, 2012Hewitt, Razzano get Wimbledon wild cards
Former champion Lleyton Hewitt and Belgium's David Goffin, the lucky loser who took a set off Roger Federer at the French Open, have been given wild cards for this year's Wimbledon tennis championships.
'Women tennis stars these days lack personality'
Former English tennis player Virginia Wade has slammed has women tennis players saying that they are bland, muscular, grunting, insular, robots with no personality.
June 11, 2012Nadal wins record seventh French Open title
Spain's Rafa Nadal beat Serbia's Novak Djokovic 6-4, 6-3, 2-6, 7-5 to win a record seventh French Open tennis title on Monday.
June 10, 2012Men's French Open final to resume on Monday
The French Open men's final between six-times champion Rafa Nadal and world number one Novak Djokovic was suspended for the day after rain stopped play on Sunday.
Mirnyi and Nestor win men's doubles title
Top seeds Max Mirnyi and Daniel Nestor captured a second successive French Open doubles title by beating American twins Bob and Mike Bryan 6-4, 6-4 in the final on Saturday.
June 09, 2012Factbox: French Open champion Maria Sharapova
Factbox on Maria Sharapova, who became the 10th woman to complete a career Grand Slam after beating Sara Errani to win the French Open title on Saturday.
Sharapova beats Errani to win French Open
Maria Sharapova won her first French Open title after beating Italian 21st seed Sara Errani 6-3, 6-2 in the Roland Garros final on Sunday.
Errani keeps twin title dream alive with doubles victory
Sara Errani warmed up for her singles final by teaming up with fellow Italian Roberta Vinci to win the French Open women's doubles title on Friday by beating seventh-seeded Russians Maria Kirilenko and Nadia Petrova 4-6, 6-4, 6-2.
June 08, 2012Djokovic eases past Federer to set up Nadal final
Novak Djokovic swept aside third seed Roger Federer 6-4, 7-5, 6-3 with a ruthless display of consistent hitting to reach his first French Open final on Friday.
Kadhe-Herreros lose in quarter-finals
Pune boy Arjun Kadhe and his Peruvian partner Jorge Brian Panta Herreros failed to make it to the semi-finals of the boys' doubles at the French Open. They were halted in their stride in the quarter-finals on Thursday by the Australian pair of Andrew Harris and Nick Kyrgios, who won 6-2, 5-7, 11-9.
French Open: Bhupathi-Mirza win mixed doubles title
Mahesh Bhupathi and Sania Mirza eased to their second major title as a pair when they thrashed Klaudia Jan-Ignacik and Santiago Gonzalez in the final of the mixed doubles event at the French Open on Thursday.
June 06, 2012Arjun Kadhe makes boys' doubles quarters at French Open
India's Arjun Kadhe and his Peruvian partner Jorge Brian Panta Herreros stormed into the quarter-finals of the boys' doubles at the French Open on Wednesday. The unseeded pair beat third seeds Julien Cagnina of Belgium and Luke Saville of Australia 6-3, 7-6 (7-4).
Sharapova storms into French Open semis
The Russian will play Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova, who beat Kazakh qualifier Yaroslava Shvedova in the second semi-final.
Bhupathi-Mirza in French Open final; Paes-Vesnina lose
The seventh seeded Indian pair beat Galina Voskoboeva of Kazakhstan and Italy's Daniele Bracciali 6-4, 6-2 in the semi-finals on Wednesday. They will meet Poland's Klaudia Jans-Ignacik and Santiago Gonzalez of Mexico, who got the better of the fifth seeds, India's Leander Paes-Elena Vesnina of Russia 7-6 (7-2), 6-3 in the second semi-final.
June 05, 2012Stosur, Errani advance to French Open semi-finals
A man's game helped propel Sam Stosur past Dominika Cibulkova on Tuesday and into the semi-finals of the French Open while her petite opponent in the next round, Sara Errani, needed a more delicate touch to beat Angelique Kerber.
Paes-Elena reach semi-final of French Open
India's Leander Paes and Elena Vesnina of Russia fought their way to the mixed doubles semi-finals of the French Open with a thrilling 4-6, 7-5, 10-5 victory over Max Mirnyi of Belarus and American Liezel Huber.
June 04, 2012French Open: Goffin bows out with pride intact
Looking little older than the ball boys, David Goffin won the hearts of the fans and the admiration of his idol Roger Federer when he lost to the 16-times grand slam champion in four sets in the fourth round of the French Open on Sunday.
June 03, 2012Paes-Vesnina in quarter-finals of French Open
Leander Paes and Elena Vesnina made a smooth progress to the mixed doubles quarter-finals of the French Open with a 6-2, 6-0 drubbing of Mathilde Johansson and Marc Gicquel.
June 02, 2012Paes-Peya bow out of French Open
India's poor run at the French Open continued as Leander Paes and his Austrian partner Alexander Peya crashed out of the second round of the men's doubles event after losing to Mikhail Elgin of Russia and Uzbekistan's Denis Istomin 4-6, 1-6.
Federer, Djokovic beat crowd favourites
Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic faced fired-up Frenchmen and partisan crowds at Roland Garros on Friday, and took differing routes to negotiate safely past them into the fourth round of the Grand Slam.
June 01, 2012French Open: Paes-Peya enter men's doubles second round
The seventh seeded pair of Indian veteran Leander Paes and Austrian Alexander Peya advanced to the French Open second round after notching a three-set victory in their opening men's doubles match at the Roland Garros in Paris. Paes-Peya defeated Italians Simone Bolelli and Fabio Fognini 6-1, 6-7 (2), 6-3 in a contest lasting a little over two hours.
May 31, 2012Bhupathi-Bopanna crash out of French Open
The Indian pair of Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna crashed out of the French Open men's doubles event after losing to French duo of Marc Gicquel and Edouard Roger-Vasselin in the opening round in Paris on Thursday.
May 30, 2012Serena suffers shock first-round defeat to Razzano
Pre-tournament favourite and 13-times Grand Slam champion Serena Williams suffered her first ever opening round defeat at a Grand Slam when she was beaten 4-6, 7-6, 6-3 by Frenchwoman Virginie Razzano at the French Open on Tuesday.
May 29, 2012Sania crashes out of French Open, Olympic dream in tatters
In a big blow to India's medal hopes at the London Olympics, Sania Mirza crashed out of the women doubles event of the French Open with a first round defeat along with her partner Bethanie Mattek-Sands in Paris on Tuesday.
French Open: Sharapova serves Cadantu double bagel
A merciless Maria Sharapova whizzed past unheralded Romanian Alexandra Cadantu 6-0, 6-0 to book her place in the second round of the French Open on Tuesday.
Wins give Federer and Djokovic food for thought
First-round victories at the French Open put Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic in reflective mood on Monday, with the Swiss chalking up a new landmark and the Serbian world number one considering the pressure of always trying to win.
May 28, 2012French Open: Federer equals another record
Roger Federer netted a record-equalling 233rd Grand Slam victory when he beat German Tobias Kamke 6-2, 7-5, 6-3 in the first round of the French Open on Monday.
French Open: Injured Zvonareva pulls out
Eleventh seed Vera Zvonareva of Russia pulled out of the French Open with a right shoulder injury before her first-round match on Monday.
French Open: Federer, Djokovic start quest for records
After a low-key start to the French Open, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic enter the fray at Roland Garros on Monday looking to add another chapter to the record books.
Sania-Mattek lift Brussels Open title
Sania Mirza won her second WTA doubles title of the season and 14th overall, when she combined with Bethanie Mattek-Sands to lift Brussels Open trophy with an emphatic straight set win over Alicja Rosolska of Poland and China's Zheng Jie.
Roddick sent packing by Mahut in French Open
Andy Roddick refused to offer any excuses after being sent packing in the first round of the French Open with a 6-3, 6-3, 4-6, 6-2 defeat against Frenchman Nicolas Mahut.
May 27, 2012French Open: Ferrero leads the way into 2nd round
Former champion Juan Carlos Ferrero disappointed the crowd while Juan Martin del Potro overcame a knee injury as both men reached the second round of the French Open on a gentle opening day on Sunday.
May 25, 2012French Open: Nadal handed kind draw
Six-time champion Rafa Nadal was handed a smooth looking path to the French Open final on Friday, avoiding the half of the draw featuring World No. 1 Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer who are seeded to meet in the semi-finals.
Electronic tennis racket debuts at French Open
A tennis racket stuffed with electronic sensors capable of tracking a player's every slice, spin and smash made its public debut at the French Open on Thursday.
France's Monfils pulls out of French Open
World No 13 Gael Monfils has pulled out of the French Open because of a right knee injury, the French tennis federation (FFT) said on Thursday.
May 24, 2012Sania-Mattek in summit clash of Brussels Open
Sania Mirza and her American partner Bethanie Mattek-Sands stormed into the title clash of the WTA Brussels Open after struggling past Anastasia Rodionova and Casey Dellacqua 6-3, 4-6, 10-5 on Thursday.
May 23, 2012Sania records 500th pro win at Brussels Open
Sania Mirza recorded the 500th win of her professional career when she, along with American partner Bethanie Mattek-Sands, advanced to the doubles quarter-finals of the WTA Brussels Open in Brussels, Belgium.
May 22, 2012Fish, Soderling pull out of French Open
World No.10 Mardy Fish has pulled out of the French Open because of fatigue, organisers said.
May 21, 2012Nadal beats Djokovic for Rome Masters crown
Rafael Nadal enjoyed the perfect fillip ahead of his French Open defence with a commanding 7-5, 6-3 victory over world number one Novak Djokovic in the delayed Rome Masters final on Monday.
Rome Masters: Sharapova beats Li for title
Maria Sharapova saved a match point to beat Li Na 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7/5) in the Italian Open final on Sunday after a two-hour rain break effectively turned the match into a tiebreak shootout.
May 20, 2012Yuki wins first ever ATP Challenger singles title
A resurgent Yuki Bhambri won the first ever ATP Challenger singles title of his career after scoring a facile straight-set win over Israeli fourth seed Amir Weintraub in Fergana, Uzbekistan on Sunday.
Bhupathi-Bopanna out of Rome Masters
The seventh seed Indian pair of Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna crashed out of the ATP Rome Masters after suffering a straight-sets defeat at the hands of Marcel Granollers and Marc Lopez, in Rome.
May 19, 2012Impressive Sharapova reaches Rome final
Defending champion Maria Sharapova will take on Li Na of China in the Italian Open final after a confident 6-3, 6-4 victory over Germany's Angelique Kerber in Rome on Saturday.
Injured Serena hands Li place in Rome final
Tournament favourite Serena Williams withdrew from the Italian Open on Saturday with a lower back injury, the WTA said.
Bhupathi-Bopanna in semis of Rome tennis tourney
The Indian pair of Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna upset top seeds Max Mirnyi of Belarus and Canada's Daniel Nestor in a hard-fought battle to enter the men's doubles semi-finals of the Internazionali BNL D'Italia tennis tournament in Rome.
Sharapova ends Venus's run, Serena to face Li
Holder Maria Sharapova ended the encouraging run of Venus Williams to reach the semi-finals of the Italian Open on Friday, but Serena Williams enjoyed an easy passage through to the last four.
Federer, Djokovic to clash in Rome semis
Novak Djokovic and Rafa Nadal moved a step closer to another possible final showdown after recording straight-set wins in the quarter-finals of the Rome Masters on Friday.
May 18, 2012French Open: Hewitt handed a wildcard
Former World No. 1 Lleyton Hewitt, currently ranked 178th, has been granted a wildcard to enter the French Open main draw along with seven other players, tournament organisers said on Thursday.
Rome Masters: Murray suffers setback
Ailing Briton Andy Murray suffered another setback to his French Open preparations as he was ousted 6-7, 6-3, 6-2 by Richard Gasquet in the third round of the Rome Masters on Thursday.
May 17, 2012Azarenka suffers injury blow, Federer advances
World No. 1 Victoria Azarenka suffered a blow to her French Open preparations when she was forced to pull out of the Italian Open with a right shoulder injury on Wednesday, but an aching Roger Federer gingerly advanced to the third round.
May 16, 2012Djokovic returns to form with Tomic win in Rome
Novak Djokovic was back on top form as he brushed aside rising Australian talent Bernard Tomic 6-3, 6-3 to reach the third round of the Rome Masters on Tuesday.
May 14, 2012Serena mocks complaining men as 'weenies'
Djokovic, Rafa Nadal and others who have complained about the blue clay at the Madrid Open are 'weenies', according to former Women's No. 1 Serena Williams.
Madrid Open: Federer beats the clay blues to win title
Roger Federer left a lasting impression on the Madrid Open's controversial blue claycourt by grinding out a 3-6, 7-5, 7-5 victory against Czech Tomas Berdych to match Rafa Nadal's record of 20 Masters titles on Sunday.
May 13, 2012Madrid Masters: Bhupathi-Bopanna, Paes-Stepanek crash out
The Indian pair of Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna crashed out of the ATP Madrid Masters after losing their semifinal match to Robert Lindstedt of Sweden and Horia Tecau of Romania in Madrid.
Federer, Berdych to meet in Madrid Masters final
Roger Federer moved a step closer to a record-equalling 20th Masters title when he thumped Janko Tipsarevic 6-2 6-3 at the Madrid Open on Saturday to set up a final showdown with Tomas Berdych.
May 12, 2012Madrid Open: Azarenka to meet Serena in final
Victoria Azarenka and Serena Williams will square off for the Madrid Open title after the current and former World No. 1's swept into the final with a minimum of fuss on Saturday.
Djokovic toppled by Tipsarevic in Madrid
Novak Djokovic's frustration with the controversial blue clay at the Madrid Masters reached new heights after the world number one was beaten 7-6, 6-3 by fellow-Serb Janko Tipsarevic in the quarter-finals on Friday.
May 11, 2012Madrid Masters: Bhupathi-Bopanna in semi-finals
The Indian team of Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna on Friday reached the semi-finals of the ATP Madrid Masters after scoring a hard-earned win over Aisam-ul-haq Qureshi and Jean-Julien Rojer.
Madrid Masters: Bhupathi-Bopanna in semis
The Indian team of Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna on Friday reached the semi-finals of the ATP Madrid Masters after scoring a hard-earned win over Aisam-ul-haq Qureshi and Jean-Julien Rojer.
Madrid Open: Serena sweeps past Sharapova into semis
Serena Williams blew away fellow former number one Maria Sharapova 6-1, 6-3 to join top seed Victoria Azarenka in the semi-finals at the Madrid Open on Friday.
Madrid: Serena 'fights demons', to meet Sharapova next
Serena Williams overcame a lethargic start to upset fellow former World No 1 Caroline Wozniacki at the Madrid Open on Thursday and set up a quarter-final meeting with old foe Maria Sharapova.
Madrid Masters: Nadal stunned by compatriot Verdasco
Rafa Nadal suffered his first claycourt defeat in 23 matches on Thursday and threatened to boycott next year's Madrid Open if officials did not ditch the blue clay that players have labelled 'too slippery' and only fit for 'smurfs (to) play on'.
May 10, 2012Madrid Masters: Bhupathi-Bopanna advance to quarters
Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna overcame a late resistance from Santiago Gonzalez and Christopher Kas to move to the quarter-finals of the ATP Madrid Masters.
Federer rallies past Raonic, easy win for Nadal
World No 3 Roger Federer had to use all his guile and experience to battle back from a set down to see off fast-rising Canadian Milos Raonic 4-6, 7-5, 7-6 in the Madrid Open second round on Wednesday.
Madrid Open: Defending champ Kvitova knocked out
Defending champion Petra Kvitova was upset by qualifier and Czech compatriot Lucie Hradecka 6-4, 6-3 in the second round of the Madrid Open on Wednesday.
May 09, 2012Djokovic hits out at Madrid organisers over blue court
World No 1 Novak Djokovic lashed out at Madrid Open organisers and the ATP over the event's controversial blue clay courts after fighting off Spanish qualifier Daniel Gimeno-Traver 6-2, 2-6, 6-3 in the second round on Tuesday.
May 08, 2012Madrid Open: 1st round exit for Sania-Rodionova
Sania Mirza and Anastasia Rodionova suffered an upset first round exit from the Madrid Open after losing to Anna-Lena Groenefeld and Shuai Zhang, in Madrid on Monday.
Madrid Open: Serena sails through, Venus crashes out
Serena Williams marked her first European appearance of the season with victory on the Madrid Open's striking blue clay courts on Monday, but her sister Venus crashed out in the second round.
May 07, 2012Azarenka, Sharapova advance in Madrid
The top two seeds advanced to the Madrid Open second round on Sunday when Victoria Azarenka dispatched Svetlana Kuznetsova 7-6, 6-4 and Maria Sharapova crushed Irina-Camelia Begu 6-0, 6-2.
May 05, 2012Injured Murray pulls out of Madrid Open
World No 4 Andy Murray pulled out of next week's Madrid Masters with a back injury, the Briton said on Friday.
May 04, 2012Sania-Rodionova beaten in semis at Estoril Open
Sania Mirza and Anastasia Rodionova crashed out of the Estoril Open after losing to the Kazakh pair of Yaroslava Shvedova and Galina Voskobo 6-3, 7-6(6) in the women's doubles semi-finals.
May 03, 2012Sania-Rodionova in semis of Estoril Open
Sania Mirza and Anastasia Rodionova breezed past Megan Moulton-Levy and Lindsay Lee-Waters in straight sets to book a semi-final berth in the Estoril Open.
April 30, 2012Barcelona Open: Nadal claims seventh crown
Rafa Nadal became the first player in the open era to win two tournaments seven times when he fought off tenacious Spanish compatriot David Ferrer 7-6, 7-5 to win a thrilling Barcelona Open final on Sunday.
Sharapova beats top seed Azarenka
Russia's Maria Sharapova beat World No. 1 Victoria Azarenka 6-1, 6-4 in the Stuttgart clay court final on Sunday to claim her first WTA tour title of the year and end a two-match losing streak against the Belarussian.
April 29, 2012Azarenka to face Sharapova in Stuttgart final
World No 1 Victoria Azarenka enjoyed another walk in the park against Agnieszka Radwanska on Saturday, beating the Pole for the fifth time this year to reach the Stuttgart Grand Prix final.
Nadal to play Ferrer in Barcelona final
Top seed Rafa Nadal set up an all-Spanish final against David Ferrer at the Barcelona Open after blasting his way past compatriot Fernando Verdasco 6-0, 6-4 on Saturday.
April 28, 2012Azarenka survives scare to make Stuttgart semis
World No. 1 Victoria Azarenka had to dig deep to overcome the hugely talented Mona Barthel of Germany 6-4, 6-7, 7-5 to reach the Stuttgart indoor tournament semi-finals on Friday.
April 27, 2012Murray falls to Raonic in Barcelona
Fast-rising Canadian Milos Raonic showed off his clay court credentials again on Friday with a 6-4, 7-6 defeat of World No. 4 Andy Murray in the last eight of the Barcelona Open.
Below-par Nadal makes Barcelona quarter-finals
Rafa Nadal was less than his dominant best on the clay at the Barcelona Open on Thursday but was still good enough to secure a 6-2, 6-3 win over Colombian wildcard Robert Farah and set up a quarter-final clash against Janko Tipsarevic.
Azarenka advances in Stuttgart, Wozniacki out
World number one Victoria Azarenka moved into the Stuttgart indoor tournament quarter-finals on Thursday as sixth seed Caroline Wozniacki was upset by Angelique Kerber.
April 26, 2012Nadal overpowers Garcia-Lopez in Barcelona opener
World No 2 Rafael Nadal swept into the third round of the Barcelona Open when he thrashed Guillermo Garcia-Lopez 6-1, 6-2 as he began his quest for a seventh Conde de Godo trophy in eight years on Wednesday.
April 25, 2012Djokovic pulls out of serbia open defence
World No. 1 Novak Djokovic has pulled out of the Serbia Open tennis following the death of his grandfather during the Monte Carlo Masters event last week, the Serbian said on Wednesday.
Sania rejects offer to partner Aisam
Sania Mirza has turned down an offer to partner Pakistan's Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi in the international circuit despite the Pakistani expressing interest to play alongside the Indian tennis star several times in the past.
April 23, 2012Serbia beat Russia to reach first Fed Cup final
Jelena Jankovic steered Serbia into their first Fed Cup final when she thrashed Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-1, 6-4 in the second reverse singles on Sunday.
April 22, 2012Kvitova clinches Czechs' spot in Fed Cup final
Petra Kvitova put defending champions the Czech Republic into the Fed Cup final with a 6-4, 7-6 win over Italy's Francesca Schiavone on Sunday.
Russia, Serbia level at 1-1 in Fed Cup semi
Svetlana Kuznetsova survived a second-set wobble to brush aside Ana Ivanovic and bring Russia level at 1-1 with Serbia in their Fed Cup semi-final on Saturday.
Nadal wallops Djokovic to clinch Monte Carlo title
World No 2 Rafael Nadal thrashed top seed Novak Djokovic 6-3, 6-1 in the Monte Carlo Masters final to win the clay court title for an eighth consecutive time.
April 21, 2012Monte Carlo: Djokovic battles past Berdych to reach final
World No. 1 Novak Djokovic reached the Monte Carlo Masters tennis final when he battled back from a set down to defeat sixth-seeded Czech Tomas Berdych 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 on Saturday.
Monaco Masters: Paes-Stepanek suffer crushing defeat
Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek were routed 2-6, 0-6 by top seeds Mike and Bob Bryan as the Indian challenge ended at the ATP Monaco Masters.
April 20, 2012Djokovic switches off from grief to beat Haase
World number one Novak Djokovic said his years in the sport helped him switch off his emotions to beat Robin Haase and reach the semi-finals of the Monte Carlo Masters on Friday, a day after learning of the death of his grandfather.
Berdych upsets Murray to make Monte Carlo semis
Czech Tomas Berdych overpowered world number four Andy Murray in their Monte Carlo Masters quarter-final on Friday to reach the last four for the second time in the season's first big claycourt event.
Monte Carlo: Grief-stricken Djokovic battles on
World No. 1 Novak Djokovic raised his eyes and arms to the sky after beating Ukraine's Alexandr Dolgopolov to reach the Monte Carlo Masters quarter-finals on Thursday just hours after learning of the death of his grandfather.
April 18, 2012Djokovic makes a winning start in Monte Carlo Masters
World No 1 Novak Djokovic advanced to the Monte Carlo Masters third round after defeating Italian Andreas Seppi 6-1 6-4 in the season's first big claycourt tournament on Wednesday.
Injured Clijsters to miss French Open
Former World No. 1 Kim Clijsters will miss the French Open after failing to recover from a hip injury, the Belgian said on Tuesday.
April 17, 2012Murray eases into Monte Carlo third round
World No. 4 Andy Murray trashed Serbian Viktor Troicki 6-0, 6-3 to book his place in the third round of the Monte Carlo Masters on Tuesday.
Fit Nadal ready for clay court challenge
Spaniard Rafa Nadal confirmed on Monday he was fit to pursue an eighth consecutive victory at the season's opening clay court tournament in Monte Carlo after recovering from a recurrent knee injury.
April 11, 2012'To win a doubles medal in Olympics close to my heart'
Indian tennis ace Leander Paes said that the thought of winning a doubles medal in Olympics is close to his heart and he wants to fulfil the wish.
Nadal to play Djokovic in charity tie for rare record
Novak Djokovic and Rafa Nadal, the world's top two players, will try to set a record attendance for a tennis match when they face off at Real Madrid's Bernabeu stadium in July, the club said on Tuesday.
Davis Cup: India to face NZ in Sept
India and New Zealand will face off in a Davis Cup tie in September at the Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Association (CLTA) stadium.
Lewis named new Wimbledon chief
Richard Lewis, the former British Davis Cup player, was named as chief executive of the All England Club at Wimbledon.
April 09, 2012Sania slips to 182 in singles ranking
Sania Mirza continued to slide down the ranking ladder as the Indian is now placed at number 182, a loss of 41 places, in the latest WTA list issued on Monday.
April 08, 2012Davis Cup: Spain, US to meet in semi-finals
Holders Spain clinched a Davis Cup semi-final berth at home to the United States when David Ferrer cruised to a 7-5, 6-3, 6-3 victory over Austria's Juergen Melzer to give the hosts an unassailable 3-1 lead on Sunday.
April 07, 2012Mauresmo joins Azarenka's team
Frenchwoman Amelie Mauresmo has joined Victoria Azarenka's backroom team as a consultant, the world number one's practice partner Julien Jeanpierre told Reuters on Friday.
April 06, 2012Davis Cup: Sanam, Yuki lose in straight sets
India got off to a worst possible start in their Asia Ocenia Group I Davis Cup tie losing both the singles matches against Uzbekistan who took a 2-0 lead in Namangan.
April 03, 2012Fish, Monfils out of France vs US Davis Cup tie
World No 9 Mardy Fish has pulled out of the United States' Davis Cup quarter-final against France, who will be without World No 14 Gael Monfils for this week's tie.
April 02, 2012Djokovic beats Murray to win Miami title
World number one Novak Djokovic defeated Britain's Andy Murray 6-1, 7-6 to win the Sony Ericsson Open for the second consecutive year on Sunday.
April 01, 2012Radwanska upsets Sharapova to win Miami title
Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska used her wits to defeat world number two Maria Sharapova 7-5, 6-4 to win the Sony Ericsson Open final on Saturday and once again deny the Russian.
Leander Paes wins third straight doubles crown in Miami
Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek upset second seeds Daniel Nestor of Canada and Max Mirnyi of Belarus to win the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami on Saturday. The newly-formed Indo-Czech pair needed 82 minutes to prevail 3-6, 6-1, 10-8.
March 31, 2012Djokovic beats Monaco to set up Murray final
World number one Novak Djokovic beat Argentine Juan Monaco 6-0, 7-6 on Friday to reach the final of the Sony Ericsson Open, where he will meet Andy Murray.
Nadal pulls out of Miami with knee injury
Rafa Nadal was forced to pull out of his semi-final against Andy Murray at the Sony Ericsson Open because of a recurrence of a knee injury.
March 30, 2012Paes-Stepanek in Miami final, Bhupathi-Bopanna exit
Seventh seeds Leander Paes-Radek Stepanek caused a major upset, beating formidable top seeds Mike and Bob Bryan 6-4, 6-4, but Mahesh Bhupathi-Rohan Bopanna went down 2-6, 4-6 to second seeds Max Mirnyi of Belarus and Canada's Daniel Nestor.
Djokovic downs feisty Ferrer, to meet Monaco in semis
World number one Novak Djokovic moved into the semi-finals of the Sony Ericsson Open after holding off a brave second set effort from Spain's David Ferrer to win 6-2, 7-6 on Thursday.
Sharapova sinks Wozniacki to reach Miami final
Maria Sharapova advanced to the Sony Ericsson Open final by beating Caroline Wozniacki 4-6, 6-2, 6-4 on Thursday in a two and a half hour battle.
March 29, 2012Paes-Stepanek in semis of Miami Masters
Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek fought their way to the semi-finals of the ATP Miami Masters with a 7-6(6), 6-4 win over Spaniards David Marrero and Fernando Verdasco.
Miami Masters: Bartoli ends Azarenka's winning streak
World number one Victoria Azarenka's 26-match winning streak finally came to an end on Wednesday with a 6-3, 6-3 defeat to France's Marion Bartoli at the Sony Ericsson Open.
Miami Masters: Nadal, Murray set up semi-final showdown
World number two Rafa Nadal was pushed all the way by France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga before finally emerging with a 6-2, 5-7, 6-4 victory to earn a place in the semi-finals of the Sony Ericsson Open on Wednesday. Nadal next faces fourth-seeded Briton Andy Murray, who rallied for a 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 win over Serbian Janko Tipsarevic.
March 28, 2012Bhupathi-Bopanna in Miami semifinals
Indian pair of Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna came from a set down to win 2-6, 6-3, 10-8 against Michael Llodra of France and Serbia's Nenad Zimonjic and move into the semifinals of the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami.
Djokovic, Nadal punch quarter-final tickets
World number one Novak Djokovic and second ranked Rafa Nadal moved into the quarter-finals of the Sony Ericsson Open with straight set victories on Tuesday.
March 27, 2012Bhupathi-Bopanna, Paes-Stepanek in Miami quarter-finals
While Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna got the better of Spaniards Marcel Granollers and Rafael Nadal 6-4, 6-3, Paes and his Czech partner Radek Stepanek defeated the British pair Colin Fleming and Ross Hutchins by a similar scoreline.
Miami Masters: Roddick ends Federer run, Djokovic advances
Roger Federer's run of 16 victories came to an end with a surprise defeat to American Andy Roddick in the third round of the Sony Ericsson Open on Monday, losing 7-6, 1-6, 6-4.
Serena and Sharapova move into Key Biscayne quarters
Serena Williams produced 20 aces and blasted her way into the quarter-finals of the Sony Ericsson Open with a 7-5, 6-3 win over Australian Samantha Stosur on Monday.
March 26, 2012Miami Masters: Venus fight backs from brink of defeat
Venus Williams, playing her first tournament since returning from an autoimmune disease, continued her inspiring comeback at the Sony Ericsson Open on Sunday.
March 24, 2012Azarenka extends win streak to 24, Kvitova exits
World number one Victoria Azarenka stretched her unbeaten run to 24 matches this year while Venus Williams ousted Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova at the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami on Friday.
March 23, 2012Serena Williams eases through in Miami
Serena Williams made a triumphant return to the WTA Tour on Thursday, crushing China's Zhang Shuai 6-2, 6-3 in the second round of the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami.
March 22, 2012Venus Williams makes winning return in Miami
Venus Williams made a triumphant return to the WTA Tour on Wednesday, winning her first round match at the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami.
March 21, 2012Sania fails to make singles main draw
Sania Mirza could not cross the final hurdle as she missed out on making the singles main draw of the Miami WTA Premier event after losing in straight sets to American 10th seed Sloane Stephens.
March 20, 2012Sania closes in on main draw of Miami WTA tournament
Sania Mirza moved in to the second and final round of the qualifying event of the Sony Ericsson Open, a WTA Premier event, with a straight set victory over 18th seed Irina Falconi.
March 19, 2012Sania climbs up in singles ranking
Sania Mirza improved her singles ranking by three places as she moved to number 127 even as she maintained her impressive seventh rank in the doubles in the latest WTA charts.
Azarenka whips Sharapova to claim Indian Wells title
World No 1 Victoria Azarenka clinched her fourth title of the year with a 6-2, 6-3 demolition of an error-prone Maria Sharapova in the final of the Indian Wells WTA tournament on Sunday.
Cool Federer downs Isner to win Indian Wells title
Roger Federer coolly outplayed surprise finalist John Isner 7-6, 6-3 on Sunday to become the first player to win the Indian Wells ATP tournament four times.
March 18, 2012Sania-Vesnina end runners-up in Indian Wells
Sania Mirza and Elena Vesnina yet again ended runners-up to nemesis Liezel Huber and Lisa Raymond, losing the WTA Indian Wells Premier event's summit clash in straight sets.
Isner stuns Djokovic, to meet Federer in final
John Isner pulled off the biggest win of his career at the BNP Paribas Open on Saturday before Roger Federer outplayed long-time rival Rafa Nadal in the other semi-final.
March 17, 2012Azarenka to meet Sharapova in Indian Wells final
World No 1 Victoria Azarenka of Belarus charged into the final of the Indian Wells WTA tournament with a 6-4, 6-3 victory over Germany's Angelique Kerber on Friday.
Indian Wells: Federer, Nadal to clash in last four
Three-times champion Roger Federer and twice winner Rafa Nadal won their quarter-final matches at the Indian Wells ATP tournament on Friday to set up an enticing last four showdown.
Sania-Vesnina to meet Huber-Raymond in final
Sania Mirza and her Russian partner Elena Vesnina rallied from a set down to score a hard-fought victory over the Czech combo of Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka and enter the final of the WTA Indian Wells tournament. They will clash with the US pair of Liezel Huber and Lisa Raymond.
March 16, 2012Indian Wells: Ivanovic, Sharapova cruise into semis
Former champions Ana Ivanovic and Maria Sharapova advanced to the semi-finals of the Indian Wells WTA tournament in sharply contrasting fashion on Thursday.
Djokovic to face Isner in Indian Wells semis
World No 1 Novak Djokovic powered into the semi-finals of the Indian Wells ATP tournament with a commanding 6-3, 6-4 victory over Spaniard Nicolas Almagro on Thursday.
March 15, 2012Serbia's Tamara dumped out for racquet abuse
Unseeded Tamara Curovic of Serbia was dumped out of the US $10,000 CCI-ITF women's tournament for racquet abuse that injured a match official, in the quarter-finals of the singles event, at the Cricket Club of India courts, in Mumbai, on Thursday.
Sania-Vesnina in semis at Indian Wells
The second seeded Indo-Russian pair needed just over an hour to get the better of the Argentine team of Gisela Dulko and Paola Suof 6-2, 6-3.
Nadal-Lopez put Paes-Stepanek out of Indian Wells
Leander Paes and his Czech partner Radek Stepanek's campaign in the BNP Paribas Open came to an end after they lost 6-3, 7-6(5) to Spain's Rafael Nadal and Marc Lopez at Indian Wells on Wednesday.
Indian Wells: Djokovic, Federer advance; Nadal cruises
Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer each needed three sets to reach the quarter-finals of the Indian Wells ATP tournament on Wednesday while Rafa Nadal advanced with a comfortable victory over Alexandr Dolgopolov.
Indian Wells: Azarenka demolishes Radwanska, Li goes out
Top seed Victoria Azarenka stormed into the last four of the Indian Wells WTA tournament with a ruthless 6-0, 6-2 demolition of Agnieszka Radwanska, improving her record this year to 21-0.
March 14, 2012Indian singles challenge at CCI-ITF tourney ends
The tepid Indian challenge in the singles event of the US $10,000 CCI-ITF women's tennis tournament ended on Wednesday with the elimination of Nidhi Chilmula and Rishika Sunkara in the second round.
Paes-Stepanek in last eight of Indian Wells Masters
Australian Open winners Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek saw off stiff resistance from Juan Monaco and Kei Nishikori to advance to the quarter-finals of the ATP Indian Wells Masters. The seventh-seeded Indo-Czech pair beat their unseeded opponents 7-6(5), 6-4 in a second round match.
Indian Wells: Ivanovic shock for Wozniacki
World No. 1 Victoria Azarenka and Maria Sharapova stayed on track for a mouth-watering showdown in the final of the Indian Wells WTA tournament while defending champion Caroline Wozniacki was beaten by Ana Ivanovic on Tuesday.
Indian Wells: Nadal, Federer progress; Ferrer oust
Fifth-seeded Spaniard David Ferrer was ousted from the Indian Wells ATP tournament on Tuesday as Rafa Nadal and Roger Federer both moved into the fourth round.
March 13, 2012Top seed Shlomo drops set to qualifier Shroff
Top seed Keren Shlomo of Israel survived several anxious moments before overcoming Indian qualifier Kyra Shroff and making the second round in the $10,000 CCI ITF women's tennis tournament in Mumbai on Tuesday. Shlomo, who at No 396 is the highest ranked player in the competition, rallied splendidly after the loss of the first set to beat the Mumbai-based Shroff 2-6, 6-2, 6-1.
Djokovic fends off Anderson, Fish goes out
Novak Djokovic blunted the power serving of South African Kevin Anderson to reach the fourth round of the Indian Wells ATP tournament on Monday, while Mardy Fish was upset by Australian qualifier Matthew Ebden.
Indian Wells: Stosur exits, Sharapova advances
US Open champion Sam Stosur made a premature exit at the Indian Wells WTA tournament on Monday while second seed Maria Sharapova advanced in straight sets.
March 12, 2012Israel's Khazaniuk tames Shrivastava
Sixth seed Deniz Khazaniuk enjoyed a comfortable passage to the second round of the $10,000 CCI ITF tournament. The Israeli player, ranked 471, tamed India's wild card Ashwarya Shrivastava 6-1, 6-3 in a first round singles match, at the CCI tennis courts in Mumbai, on Monday.
March 11, 2012Sania knocked out of Indian Wells event
Sania Mirza was ousted from the Indian Wells WTA Premier tournament after suffering a straight set defeat against World No 26 Anabel Medina Garrigues, at Indian Wells on Sunday.
Tennis: Mixed day for Indians at Indian Wells
Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek progressed to the pre-quarterfinals of the ATP Masters event at Indian Wells but Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna suffered a shock first round defeat.
Wozniacki and Sharapova in cruise control
Defending champion Caroline Wozniacki and former winner Maria Sharapova cruised into the third round of the Indian Wells WTA tournament with 6-2, 6-0 victories on Saturday.
Indian Wells: Djokovic does it easy, Murray exits
World No 1 Novak Djokovic eased into the third round of the Indian Wells ATP tournament on Saturday while fourth-seeded Andy Murray made a premature exit.
March 03, 2012Federer beats Murray for fifth Dubai title
Roger Federer beat Andy Murray 7-5, 6-4 to win the Dubai Championships on Saturday, the Swiss maestro's 72nd tour title.
Bhupathi-Bopanna clinch Dubai Open title
Mahesh Bhuapthi and Rohan Bopanna won their first title together after pipping Polish pair Mariusz Fyrstenberg and Marcin Matkowski in the summit clash of the ATP Dubai Open on Saturday.
March 02, 2012Dubai Open: Murray beats Djokovic to enter final
Andy Murray beat World No 1 Novak Djokovic 6-2, 7-5 in the semi-finals of the Dubai Tennis Championships on Friday, the duo's first meeting since the Serb triumphed in a five-set epic at January's Australian Open.
Bhupathi-Bopanna in final of Dubai Open
Mahesh Bhuapthi and Rohan Bopanna, who need to improve their rankings to earn a direct entry to the London Olympics, stormed into the final of the ATP Dubai Open on Friday. The fourth seeded Indian pair got the better of the giant-killing Austrian pair of Julian Knowle and Alexanderin Peya 7-6(2), 7-6 (7) in the semi-finals of the US $1,700,475 hardcourt event.
Djokovic to face Murray in Dubai semis
World number one Novak Djokovic beat fellow-Serb Janko Tipsarevic 6-1, 7-6 in the quarter-finals of the Dubai Tennis Championships on Thursday to set up a meeting with Andy Murray in the last four.
March 01, 2012Dubai: Bhupathi-Bopanna in QF; Paes-Tipsarevic lose
Mahesh Bhuapthi and Rohan Bopanna progressed to the quarter-finals of the ATP Dubai Open, but Chennai Open winners Leander Paes and Janko Tipsarevic were ousted in the first round.
Straight-set wins for Murray, Federer in Dubai
World No 4 Andy Murray wasted six match points and overcame a knee injury to beat Tomas Berdych 6-3, 7-5 in the Dubai Tennis Championships quarter-finals on Thursday, while Roger Federer also made it through to the last four.
Djokovic subdues aggressive Stakhovsky in Dubai
Holder Novak Djokovic had to combat Sergiy Stakhovsky's aggressive serve and volley game to reach the Dubai Championship quarter-finals Wednesday, and next faces a baseline barrage from compatriot Janko Tipsarevic.
February 29, 2012Federer cruises in Dubai as Murray labours
Roger Federer ranged from imperious to effective as he beat Michael Llodra 6-0, 7-6 in the Dubai Championships on Tuesday but Britain's Andy Murray was made to fight for his spot in the second round.
February 28, 2012Refreshed Djokovic makes winning return in Dubai
World No 1 Novak Djokovic's first competitive outing since last month's epic Australian Open final was a much more routine affair as he began the defence of his Dubai Championships title with a 6-4, 6-2 victory over Cedrik-Marcel Stebe on Monday.
February 27, 2012Ferrer beats Almagro for Buenos Aires title
World No 5 David Ferrer claimed his 13th career title with a 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 victory over fellow Spaniard and 2011 winner Nicolas Almagro in the Buenos Aires Open final on Sunday.
February 26, 2012Marseille Open: Del Potro beats Llodra to win
Argentine Juan Martin Del Potro claimed his 10th career ATP title when he beat local favourite Michael Llodra 6-4, 6-4 in the final of the Marseille Open on Sunday.
Ferrer to meet Almagro in all-Spanish Buenos Aires final
World number five David Ferrer overwhelmed local favourite David Nalbandian 6-1, 6-4 on Saturday and will meet holder Nicolas Almagro in Sunday's all-Spanish Buenos Aires Open final.
Poland's Radwanska lifts Dubai title
Agnieszka Radwanska broke into the world's top five for the first time after beating Germany's Julia Goerges 7-5, 6-4 in the final of the Dubai Championships on Saturday.
February 25, 2012Sania-Elena lose in Dubai final
Sania Mirza and Elena Vesnina suffered a crushing 2-6, 1-6 defeat against top seeds Liezel Huber and Lisa Raymond to end runners-up at the WTA Dubai Open.
February 23, 2012Sania-Vesnina in Dubai semi-finals
India's Sania Mirza and her Russian partner Elena Vesnina on Thursday advanced to the women's doubles semifinals of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships with a hard-fought victory over Maria-Jose Matrinez Sanchez and Shahar Peer in Dubai.
February 20, 2012Sania, Somdev slip in rankings
A week's absence from the Tour has cost Sania Mirza 16 places. The Indian tennis ace dropped out of the top-100 and finds herself placed at 113 in the singles rankings. Somdev Devvarman dropped to 122, a loss of two places.
Sania loses to Wozniak in Dubai WTA event
Sania Mirza squandered a one-set lead and crashed out in qualifying at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, losing to Canada's Aleksandra Wozniak 6-2, 3-6, 2-6.
Federer outclasses Del Potro to claim Rotterdam title
Roger Federer outclassed Argentina's Juan Martin del Potro 6-1, 6-4 in the final of the World Indoor Tournament on Sunday to win his first title of the year.
Raonic retains San Jose crown
Big-serving Canadian Milos Raonic became the first two-time winner on the ATP World Tour this season when he beat unseeded Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan 7-6, 6-2 in Sunday's final to repeat as champion of the San Jose Open.
February 19, 2012Federer beats Davydenko to book Del Potro final
Top seed Roger Federer battled past Russian Nikolay Davydenko in an entertaining 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 triumph on Saturday to reach the World Indoor Tournament final.
February 18, 2012Federer comes through tough match in Rotterdam
Top seed Roger Federer struggled to defeat Finn Jarkko Nieminen 7-5, 7-6 on Friday to reach the semi-finals of the World Indoor Tournament.
February 16, 2012Sania-Elena bow out of Qatar Open
Sania Mirza and Elena Vesnina crashed out of the Qatar Open, losing in 4-6, 4-6 to Vera Dushevina and Shahar Peer.
February 15, 2012Clijsters withdraws from Indian Wells with injury
Kim Clijsters has pulled out of next month's Indian Wells WTA tournament in California because of an injured left ankle, the Belgian former World No 1 said on Tuesday.
February 13, 2012Austria reach Davis Cup quarters
Croatia, Serbia and Austria sealed places in the Davis Cup quarter-finals on Sunday after converting 2-1 overnight leads into winning margins.
Paris Open: Kerber upsets Bartoli in final
Germany's Angelique Kerber stunned home favourite Marion Bartoli 7-6, 5-7, 6-3 to win the Paris Open on Sunday and seal the first WTA tour title of her career.
February 12, 2012Sania-Rodionova win doubles title at Pattaya Open
India's Sania Mirza and her Australian partner Anastasia Rodionova came from a set down against Chinese Taipei pair of Hao-ching Chan and Yung-jan Chan to clinch the women's doubles title at the Pattaya Open on Sunday.
February 11, 2012Surprise defeat for Sharapova in Paris Open
World number three Maria Sharapova slumped to a surprise 6-4, 6-4 defeat against German Angelique Kerber in the Paris Open quarter-finals Friday.
February 10, 2012Pattaya: Sania ousted in singles, enters doubles SF
Sania Mirza's singles campaign at the Pattaya Open ended on Friday with a 5-7, 3-6 quarter-final defeat to Chinese Taipei qualifier Su-Wei Hsieh. The Indian ace, however, stayed in contention in the doubles by entering the semi-finals.
February 09, 2012Pattaya Open: Sania in singles and doubles quarter-finals
Sania Mirza dug deep into her reserves to overcome a fighting Anne Keothavong 6-4, 7-5 and progress to the singles quarter-finals of the $ 220,000 Pattaya Open, on Thursday.
Paris Open: Sharapova sails into quarter-finals
Top seed Maria Sharapova eased into the third round of the Paris Open with a 6-3, 6-1 dismissal of South African Chenelle Scheepers on Wednesday.
February 08, 2012Injured Li Na, Jankovic pull out of Paris Open
French Open champion Li Na retired injured from her first-round match against Bulgarian Tsvetana Pironkova at the Paris Open on Tuesday.
February 05, 2012Fed Cup: Williams gives US 2-0 lead over Belarus
Former World No. 1 Serena Williams gave the United States a commanding 2-0 lead over Belarus in their Fed Cup tie on Saturday after top ranked Victoria Azarenka was unable to compete for the eastern Europeans because of a sore lower back.
February 04, 2012Fed Cup: Unbeaten India gets promotion to Group I
Sania Mirza won the crucial second-round singles match and then combined with Isha Lakhani to clinch the decisive doubles rubber as India earned promotion to Asia/Oceania Group I in Fed Cup after a 2-1 victory over Hong Kong in the play-off tie on Saturday.
February 03, 2012India qualify for play-off tie in Fed Cup
India earned the opportunity to get promotion to Asia/Oceania Group I of the Fed Cup after qualifying for the play-off tie, following a 2-1 win over Phillipines in the last round-robin tie in Shenzhen on Friday.
Nadal quashes reports, says all taxes paid
Rafa Nadal issued a statement on Thursday saying he had met all his fiscal obligations after a Spanish website published details about several companies linked to the World No 2 it said had been set up to drastically trim his tax bill.
January 29, 2012Azarenka awarded Order of Motherland in Belarus
Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko congratulated Victoria Azarenka for winning the Australian Open women's title on Saturday and awarded her the Order of the Motherland.
Aus Open: Paes-Vesnina lose mixed doubles final
A second title eluded Leander Paes at this year's Australian Open as he and partner Elena Vesnina ended runners-up in the mixed doubles event after being outplayed by Horia Tecau and Bethanie Mattek-Sands in the summit clash in Melbourne on Sunday.
January 28, 2012Australian Open: Paes-Stepaenk clinch men's doubles title
Leander Paes of India and his Czech partner Radek Stepanek stunned American pair of Bob and Mike Bryan to clinch the Australian Open men's doubles trophy.
Azarenka crushes Sharapova to clinch Australian Open
Victoria Azarenka became the first Belarusian to win a Grand Slam singles title when she claimed the Australian Open title with a 6-3, 6-0 victory over Russia's Maria Sharapova on Saturday.
January 27, 2012Aus Open: Djokovic stops Murray in thriller to enter final
Defending champion Novak Djokovic defeated Andy Murray 6-3, 3-6, 6-7, 6-1, 7-5 to reach the final of the Australian Open on Friday.
Paes in mixed doubles final, Sania-Bhupathi exit
Leander Paes is in line for two titles at the Australian Open. The Indian ace and Russia's Elena Vesnina staged a grand recovery to enter the mixed doubles final, even as Sania Mirza and Mahesh Bhupathi bowed out after their semi-final defeat on Friday.
Aus Open: Kuznetsova, Zvonareva win women's doubles
Russians Svetlana Kuznetsova and Vera Zvonareva ground down the Italian pairing of Roberta Vinci and Sara Errani 5-7, 6-4, 6-3 to win the Australian Open women's doubles title on Friday.
January 26, 2012Nadal fights back to beat Federer for final berth
In an epic encounter, Rafael Nadal rallied from a set down to defeat Roger Federer 6-7, 6-2, 7-6, 6-4 in the Australian Open semi-final at Melbourne Park on Thursday.
Australia Open: Paes in men's doubles final, mixed semis
Leander Paes had a great day at the Australian Open as he reached the final of the men's doubles event pairing Radek Stepanek and also made it to the mixed doubles semifinals with Elena Vesnina in Melbourne on Thursday.
Azarenka reaches Australian Open final
Victoria Azarenka reached her first grand slam final with a 6-4, 1-6, 6-3 victory over defending champion Kim Clijsters at the Australian Open on Thursday.
January 25, 2012Paes, Sania-Bhupathi in last four at Aus Open
Leander Paes had a productive day at the Australian Open, entering the men's doubles semi-finals with Radek Stepanek, and the mixed doubles quarter-finals with Elena Vesnina, in Melbourne, on Wednesday.
Injured Djokovic to clash with Murray in semis
Defending champion Novak Djokovic gritted his teeth after suffering a leg injury to grind down David Ferrer 6-4, 7-6, 6-1 at the Australian Open on Wednesday and set up an intriguing re-match of last year's final with Andy Murray.
January 24, 2012Nadal overhauls Berdych to set up Federer semis
A fired-up Rafael Nadal survived a huge scare from big-hitting Czech Tomas Berdych at the Australian Open on Tuesday to prevail 6-7, 7-6, 6-4, 6-3.
Rutuja in quarters of girls' doubles at Aus Open
15-year-old Rutuja Bhosale and her Indonesian partner Aldila Sutjiadi recovered after a slow start to advance into the quarter-finals of the girls doubles event at the Australian Open.
Federer floors Del Potro to enter semis
Roger Federer thrashed Juan Martin Del Potro 6-4, 6-3, 6-2 to reach the Australian Open semi-finals on Tuesday, exorcising a Grand Slam demon against the Argentine in his 1,000th tour match.
Wozniacki out of Australian Open, to lose top ranking
Caroline Wozniacki was dumped out of the quarter-finals of the Australian Open by Kim Clijsters on Tuesday and will lose her world number one position when new rankings are released next week.
January 23, 2012Navratilova deems Wozniacki not true number one
Nobody feels that Caroline Wozniacki is the rightful World No 1 and the Dane owes her top ranking to a flawed WTA system, according to Martina Navratilova.
Sania advances to quarters in doubles, mixed doubles
Sania Mirza had a productive day at the Australian Open as she reached the quarter-finals of both the women's doubles and the mixed doubles events with Elena Vesnina and Mahesh Bhupathi respectively on Monday.
Australian Open: Serena stunned by Makarova
Serena Williams was bundled out of the Australian Open on Monday, losing her fourth-round match to Russian world number 56 Ekaterina Makarova 6-2, 6-3 on a scorching day at Rod Laver Arena.
January 21, 2012Good outing for Indians as Sania, Paes, advance in doubles
Sania Mirza and Elena Vesnina overcame a fighting Eva Birnerova and Alberta Brianti 7-5, 7-5 to advance to the women's doubles pre-quarterfinals as India recorded its second straight win on the day at the Australian Open in Melbourne on Saturday.
Djokovic, Sharapova race into last 16 at Aus Open
World number one Novak Djokovic looked like a man in a hurry as he thrashed Nicolas Mahut 6-0, 6-1, 6-1 in 74 minutes on Saturday to reach the Australian Open last 16.
January 20, 2012India cap a good day at Aus Open
India on Friday recorded an all win-day at the Australian Open with Leander Paes, Sania Mirza, Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna winning their respective doubles matches in Melbourne.
January 19, 2012Hewitt in third round after Roddick retires
Andy Roddick's 11th Australian Open campaign ended in disappointment on Thursday when he was forced to retire against Australian Lleyton Hewitt when trailing two sets to one.
Sania-Vesnina romp into second round at Aus Open
Sania Mirza and her Russian partner Elena Vesnina stormed into the second round of the Australian Open women's doubles with a comprehensive 6-0, 6-2 victory over Greece's Eleni Daniilidou and Alexandra Panova of Russia, in Melbourne, on Thursday.
Slick Serena swats aside Strycova to advance
Serena Williams, who racked up her 500th match win with the victory, said her ankle is still causing her problems, a potential issue for tougher tests ahead.
Ruthless Sharapova reveals gold ambition
The Russian may fancy her medal chances at the All England Club, where she stunned Serena Williams to win Wimbledon as a 17-year-old, provided her injury-prone body stays trouble-free.
January 18, 2012Angry Nalbandian blasts referee after Isner loss
A furious David Nalbandian blasted the chair umpire for over-ruling a point and denying him a Hawk-eye challenge towards the end of his marathon 4-6, 6-3, 2-6, 7-6, 10-8 loss to American John Isner in the second round of the Australian Open on Wednesday.
Bhupathi-Bopanna, Paes-Stepanek in Aus Open 2nd round
The all-Indian pair of Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna had to toil for victory, but Leander Paes and his Czech partner Radek Stepanek sailed into the second round of the Australian Open men's doubles in Melbourne on Wednesday.
Clijsters, Li cruise, Federer advances without playing
American eighth seed Mardy Fish, however, became the first men's top-10 player to depart the tournament when he crashed out in straight sets to Colombia's Alejandro Falla 7-6, 6-3, 7-6.
Serena bugged by rusty return at Melbourne Park
Serena Williams, unable to defend her 2009 and 2010 titles last year due to a freak foot injury, found herself dive-bombed by crickets that made merry on a balmy evening at Rod Laver Arena.
January 17, 2012Mats Wilander rushed to hospital after fall
Seven-times Grand Slam champion Mats Wilander was rushed to hospital in Melbourne after suffering a fall in his apartment at the weekend.
Stosur melts as other seeds handle the heat at Australian Open
Petra Kvitova, Maria Sharapova and Novak Djokovic, however, had all ensured they spent as little time as possible in the heat with lopsided victories.
Ice-man Djokovic stays cool in Melbourne heat
Novak Djokovic kept cool in stifling Melbourne heat to kick off his Australian Open title defence with a straight-sets thrashing of Italian Paolo Lorenzi.
January 16, 2012Tennis players mulled boycotting Australian Open over prize money
A proposal to boycott the Australian Open by male players at the weekend over prize money was supported by the majority of ATP players but not followed through as it would have been unfair on tournament organisers, Ukraine's Sergiy Stakhovsky said.
Nadal cruises past Kuznetsov into second round
World No 2 Rafa Nadal took a little bit of time to get into his work but advanced to the second round of the Australian Open on Monday with a 6-4, 6-1, 6-1 victory over Alex Kuznetsov.
January 13, 2012Djokovic to play Italy's Lorenzo first up at Melbourne Park
Second-ranked Rafael Nadal, the 2009 champion, will have to wait until the weekend to find out his first-round opponent after drawing a qualifier.
Wozniacki to play Rodionova in Aus Open first round
Top seed Caroline Wozniacki will play 107th-ranked local Anastasia Rodionova in the first round of the Australian Open when she begins her bid for a maiden Grand Slam title.
January 12, 2012Wozniacki to be fit in time for Australian Open
Caroline Wozniacki seems a certain starter for the Australian Open in Melbourne next week after a scan on the world number one's injured left wrist showed no serious damage.
January 11, 2012Petkovic withdraws from Australian Open
Germany's top-ranked tennis player Andrea Petkovic has pulled out of next week's Australian Open Grand Slam tournament with a stress fracture, organisers said on Wednesday.
January 10, 2012Venus Williams pulls out of Australian Open
Seven-times Grand Slam winner Venus Williams has withdrawn from this month's Australian Open saying she is not ready to return to action after being sidelined because of health reasons.
January 09, 2012Lendl could take Murray's game to next level: McEnroe
John McEnroe was surprised when Andy Murray named Ivan Lendl as his new coach but thinks his old rival may prove to be the missing ingredient the Briton needs to take his career to the next level.
January 08, 2012Chennai Open: Raonic wins in a thriller
Fourth seeded Canadian Milos Raonic played the game of his career to snatch the singles title from the jaws of defeat in the $ 450,000 Chennai Open tennis championship by beating top seeded Serbian Janko Tipsarevic 6-7(4), 7-6(4), 7-6(4) in the final in Chennai on Sunday.
Brisbane International: Murray crushes lame Dolgopolov
A ruthless Andy Murray powered his way to a 6-1, 6-3 win over injury-hampered Alexandr Dolgopolov to win the Brisbane International and take a timely shot of confidence ahead of the Australian Open.
Tsonga beats Monfils to win misty Qatar Open
World number six Jo-Wilfried Tsonga overcame fellow Frenchman Gael Monfils 7-5, 6-3 in the Qatar Open final to claim his eighth title in slippery conditions.
Paes-Tipsarevic enter Chennai Open final
Third seeded Indo-Serbian pair of Leander Paes and Janko Tipsarevic came back from the brink of defeat to beat second seeded American duo of Scott Lipsky and Rajeev Ram 6-2, 6-7 (7-1), 10-7.
January 07, 2012Chennai Open: Top seeds Bhupathi-Bopanna bite the dust
Top seeded Indian pair of Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna on Saturday crashed out of the doubles event in the semifinals of the Aircel Chennai Open 2012 after losing to Israel's Andy Ram and Jonathan Erlic.
Hopman Cup: Czech Republic edge out France to win
Petra Kvitova and Tomas Berdych produced some impeccable tennis to give the Czech Republic the Hopman Cup with a 2-0 win over France in the final on Saturday.
Chennai Open: Tipsarevic crush Sodea; to meet Raonic in final
Top seed Janko Tipsarevic of Serbia lived dangerously before making the final with a confident 6-1, 6-4 triumph over qualifier Go Sodea of Japan in the semi-final of the ATP Tour $450,000 Chennai Open Tennis championship on Saturday.
Croatia's Cilic out of Australian Open
Former semi-finalist Marin Cilic has ruled himself out of this year's Australian Open, tournament director Craig Tiley confirmed on Saturday.
Chennai Open: Paes, Tipsarevic breeze into semis
The Indo-Serbian duo of third seeds Leander Paes and Janko Tipsarevic kept alive chances of a title showdown with the Indian pair of Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna after advancing to the semi-finals of the doubles event at the Aircel Chennai Open 2012 in Chennai on Friday.
Murray to face Dolgopolov in Brisbane final
A merciless Andy Murray subjected Australia's Bernard Tomic to a 6-3, 6-2 thrashing on Saturday to deflate local fans and set up an intriguing final with Alexandr Dolgopolov at the Brisbane International.
Qatar Open: Monfils rallies to upset Nadal in semis
Gael Monfils stormed back from 4-1 down in the second set to beat Rafael Nadal 6-3, 6-4 in the semi-finals of the Qatar Open on Friday and set up an all-French final against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga following Roger Federer's withdrawal with a back injury.
January 06, 2012Hopman Cup: Referee steps in to part angry Fish and Dimitrov
American Mardy Fish and Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov had to be separated by the match referee when they squared up to each other during a changeover in a bad-tempered Hopman Cup encounter on Friday.
Chennai Open: Almagro, Raonic in semis; Wawrinka upset
Big-serving Milos Raonic of Canada did not dish out his best tennis today, but still he managed to book his place in the semifinals of the Chennai Open by defeating Israel's Dudi Sela in straight sets. He will now face second seed Nicolas Almagro of Spain, a 4-6, 7-6 (10-8), 6-4 winner over Japanese qualifier Yuichi Sugita. Meanwhile, defending champion Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland crashed out.
Federer hopeful for Australian Open despite back injury
Roger Federer pulled out of the Qatar Open due to back pain on Friday only 10 days before the start of the Australian Open.
Brisbane International: Clijsters injured, Murray beats Baghdatis
Kim Clijsters suffered an injury scare ahead of her Australian Open defence when she was forced to retire from her Brisbane International semi-final against Slovakia's Daniela Hantuchova on Friday.
Federer, Nadal stay on course for final showdown
A stuttering Roger Federer and a rampaging Rafael Nadal need to clear only one more hurdle before setting up a tantalising final showdown at the Qatar Open.
January 05, 2012Chennai Open: Tipsarevic breezes past Yuki Bhambri
Serbian top seed Janko Tipsarevic hardly broke a sweat in a clinical 6-1, 6-3 elimination of Indian Wildcard Yuki Bhambri, in the second round of the Chennai Open on Thursday.
Hopman Cup: Gasquet helps France to advance to final
Richard Gasquet maintained his unbeaten record to help guide France into the Hopman Cup final on Thursday before vowing to adopt a more attacking approach in a bid to shake up the established order in men's tennis.
Auckland Classic: Kuznetsova continues march with easy win
Former World No. 2 Svetlana Kuznetsova cemented her Auckland Classic title credentials with an effortless 6-4, 6-3 victory over Italy's Sara Errani in the quarter-finals on Thursday.
Clijsters eases into semis, Kanepi upsets Petkovic
Kim Clijsters avoided following US Open champion Sam Stosur out of the Brisbane International tournament when she beat Iveta Benesova 6-3, 6-2 on Thursday to advance to the semi-finals.
Injury scare for Serena ahead of Australian Open
Former world number one Serena Williams suffered an injury scare less than two weeks ahead of the Australian Open on Wednesday when the American was forced out of the Brisbane International with a badly twisted ankle.
Federer and Nadal ease into Qatar quarter-finals
Roger Federer extended his winning run to 19 matches with an easy victory at the Qatar Open on Wednesday while longtime rival Rafael Nadal was equally impressive in reaching the quarter-finals.
Bhupathi-Bopanna, Paes-Tipsarevic in last eight
The top seeded Indian pair of Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna survived a scare from the British-Belgian pair of Ken Skupski and Xavier Malisse to enter the quarter-finals of the Aircel Chennai Open 2012 on Wednesday night. Earlier, Leander Paes began his stint with new partner Janko Tipsarevic of Serbia on a victorious note.
Chennai Open: Qualifier Soeda upsets fifth seed Dodig
Japanese qualifier Go Soeda shocked Croatia's fifth seed Ivan Dodig 7-6(6), 6-3 in the men's singles second round of the Aircel Chennai Open 2012 on Wednesday.
January 04, 2012Chennai Open: Raonic starts season on winning note
Fourth seed Canadian Milos Raonic won his first round match of the season beginning Chennai Open with utmost ease, disposing off unseeded Victor Hanescu of Romania 6-1, 6-4 at the centre court on Wednesday night.
Chennai Open: Jeevan-Balaji go down to Lipsky-Ram
The young Indian pair of Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan and Sriram Balaji went down fighting to the second seeded American pair of Scott Lipsky and Rajeev Ram in the doubles event of the Aircel Chennai Open 2012 on Tuesday night. Nedunchezhiyan and Balaji, aged 23 and 21 respectively, displayed admirable spunk in their 5-7, 4-6 defeat, even breaking their opponents at least twice in the match.
Rampant Federer crushes Davydenko, Nadal toils in Doha
Roger Federer staked his claim as one of the favourites for the Australian Open title later this month by romping into the second round of the Qatar Open, while rival Rafa Nadal survived a scare in windswept Doha on Tuesday.
January 03, 2012Chennai Open: Goffin stuns compatriot Malisse
Wild card entrant David Goffin from Belgium shocked compatriot and last year's runner-up Xavier Malisse 4-6, 6-2, 6-2 in in the first round of the ATP Aircel Chennai Open on Tuesday.
I will gel well with Bopanna on ATP Tour: Bhupathi
Veteran Indian tennis star Mahesh Bhupathi has exuded confidence that he will gel well with his new partner Rohan Bopanna on the ATP tour but was cautious in commenting on the possibility of competing in the London Olympics with the fellow Davis Cupper.
January 02, 2012Somdev withdraws from Chennai Open
Indian ace tennis star Somdev Devvarman on Monday pulled out of the Aircel Chennai Open because of a recurring shoulder injury.
Chennai Open: Bhambri shocks Beck, Dodig survives Vishnu Vardhan
Indian wildcard entrant Yuki Bhambri shocked higher ranked Karol Beck of Slovakia 6-2, 6-3 to make the second round of the ATP Aircel Chennai Open tennis tournament on Monday.
Lendl to coach Andy Murray
Britain's Andy Murray has ended his long search for a full time coach by appointing eight-times Grand Slam winner Ivan Lendl.
January 01, 2012Hopman Cup: Verdasco spoils Hewitt's comeback
Fernando Verdasco fought off a valiant effort by former world number one Lleyton Hewitt to help Spain get a 2-1 win over hosts Australia in the Hopman Cup on Sunday.
Chennai Open: Keen contest on cards
Holder and World number 17 Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland faces a daunting task to retain his title as the 17th edition of ATP Chennai Open unfolds, on Monday, promising a keen tussle among top players.
December 31, 2011Chennai Open qualifiers: Prajnesh, Bopanna, Mohit progress
Prajnesh Gunneswaran made a stunning return from oblivion as he shocked senior pro Karan Rastogi in the Chennai Open singles qualifiers, on Saturday.
Pakistan loses ITF appeal to host Davis Cup
The International Tennis Federation has rejected an appeal by Pakistan to host its Davis Cup tie against Lebanon next year, the Pakistan Tennis Federation has said.
December 26, 2011Fed Cup: Sania to lead Indian challenge
Sania Mirza was on Monday named to spearhead the four-strong Indian challenge in next month's Fed Cup, where the country will strive to get back to Group I in the Asia/Oceania zone.
December 24, 2011Sharapova out of warm-up event for Australian Open
Maria Sharapova has withdrawn from the Brisbane International with an ankle injury but the former world number one still expects to be fit for the Australian Open next month.
December 23, 2011Former Australian player Drewett named ATP chief
Former Australian player Brad Drewett was named on Thursday as the new head of the men's governing tennis body the ATP.
'Venus coming to Australian Open'
Seven-times Grand Slam champion Venus Williams will still play the Australian Open despite withdrawing from her scheduled warm-up tournament in New Zealand for health reasons, according to tournament director Craig Tiley.
December 22, 2011Chennai Open wild cards for Vardhan, Bhambri
Davis Cupper Vishnu Vardhan and talented teenager Yuki Bhambri were awarded wild cards by the organisers of the Aircel Chennai Open, ensuring that at least three local players will compete in the singles draw of the country's only ATP Tour event.
December 20, 2011Sharapova in Russia's Fed Cup team for Spain tie
Maria Sharapova has committed herself to playing in Russia's Fed Cup first round tie against Spain in February, the World No 4 said.
December 16, 2011Costa quits Spain's Davis Cup team
Albert Costa has stepped down as captain of Spain's Davis Cup team and moved into a new role as overseer of all the country's national teams, the Spanish tennis federation said on Thursday.
Bopanna for Indo-Pak tennis to promote friendship
Indian tennis star Rohan Bopanna, on Friday, expressed his desire to play in an India-Pakistan match at the Wagah border to promote friendship between the two countries.
December 14, 2011Tomic claims police harassment over 'hooning' allegation
Australia's number one tennis player Bernard Tomic says he is being harassed by a policeman after being stopped for dangerous driving, or 'hooning' in local parlance, in Queensland at the weekend.
December 13, 2011Injury rules former champion Cilic out of Chennai Open
Two-time winner Marin Cilic of Croatia has been ruled out of the 2012 Chennai Open, India's only ATP World Tour event, due to an injury.
December 09, 2011Soderling to miss Australian Open
Robin Soderling will miss the Australian Open as he battles to recover from illness, the 13th-ranked Swede said.
December 04, 2011Spain beat Argentina to clinch fifth Davis Cup
Rafa Nadal mounted a thrilling comeback back from a set down to beat Argentina's Juan Martin Del Potro 1-6, 6-4, 6-1, 7-6 and clinch Spain's fifth Davis Cup tennis title on Sunday.
Argentina cling on in Davis Cup final
David Nalbandian and Eduardo Schwank trounced Spain's Feliciano Lopez and Fernando Verdasco 6-4 6-2 6-3 to secure Argentina's first point of the Davis Cup final on Saturday and keep the best-of-five tie alive ahead of Sunday's reverse singles.
November 28, 2011Rankings: Following World Tour flop show Bopanna out of top-10
Indian Davis Cupper Rohan Bopanna dropped out of the top-10 in the ATP doubles ranking after finishing last along with Pakistani partner Aisam-ul-haq Qureshi in group B of the season-ending finale in London.
World Tour Finals: Federer wins record sixth title
Roger Federer became the first player to win the ATP World Tour finals six times when he beat France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-3, 6-7, 6-3 in the final at the O2 on Sunday.
November 27, 2011Paes-Bhupathi fritter tie-break lead, lose semi-final
The Indian pair of Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi bowed out of the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals after losing to eighth-seeded Poles Mariusz Fyrstenberg and Marcin Matkowski via the super tie-break in the semi-finals in London on Saturday. Fyrstenberg and Matkowski needed an hour and 39 minutes to prevail over the fourth seeds and three-time former finalists 6-4, 4-6, 10-6 and reach their 31st tour-level doubles final.
Federer, Tsonga set up London title showdown
Swiss former world number one Federer overcame some dogged resistance from David Ferrer, winning 7-5, 6-3 for his 12th victory in 12 against the gritty Spaniard before crowd-pleasing Tsonga stormed to a 6-3, 7-5 victory over Czech Tomas Berdych.
November 26, 2011Federer beats Ferrer to reach London final
Defending champion Roger Federer overcame some dogged resistance by Spain's David Ferrer to reach the final of the ATP World Tour Finals on Saturday, winning 7-5, 6-3 at the O2 Arena.
World Tour finals: Paes-Bhupathi enter semi-finals
Indian duo of Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi stormed into the semi-finals of the ATP World Tour finals doubles competition after an easy straight-set victory over top seeds and three-time winners Bob and Mike Bryan, in London.
November 25, 2011Djokovic left sweating after Tipsarevic shock
Novak Djokovic was left sweating on a place in the semi-finals of the ATP World Tour Finals on Friday after losing for the first time in his career to fellow-Serb Janko Tipsarevic.
Prospect of a players' strike nonsense: Federer
Roger Federer still looked as fresh as a daisy as he polished off Mardy Fish to post a 100 percent record in the group stage of the ATP World Tour Finals, on Thursday, which is more than can be said for most of his main rivals.
World Tour Finals: Tsonga on song, knocks Nadal out
Rafa Nadal was eliminated from the ATP World Tour Finals, on Thursday, after being outgunned by an inspired Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in an absorbing late-night battle at the O2 Arena, in London.
November 24, 2011Federer warms up for semis with win over Fish
Roger Federer completed his round-robin matches at the ATP World Tour Finals with a 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 defeat of American Mardy Fish at the O2 Arena on Thursday.
Paes-Bhupathi to split at end of season
The 'Indian Express' duo of Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi will split again at the end of this season and not compete together in the season-opening Chennai Open early next year, sources in Chennai said on Thursday.
World Tour Finals: Ferrer stuns Djokovic, reaches semis
Spain's David Ferrer stunned World No. 1 Novak Djokovic to reach the ATP World Tour semi-finals on Wednesday, outplaying the Serb 6-3, 6-1 at the O2 Arena.
November 23, 2011World Tour Finals: Lee-Hesh keep themselves in semis hunt
Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi revived their ATP World Tour finals campaign with a straight- set victory over Jurgen Melzer and Philip Petzschner in a group A round-robin match, in London, on Wednesday.
World Tour Finals: Sublime Federer thrashes Nadal
Holder Roger Federer produced an hour of sublime quality to crush Rafa Nadal 6-3, 6-0 at the ATP World Tour Finals on Tuesday and clinch a place in the last four with a match to spare.
November 22, 2011World Tour Finals: Bopanna-Qureshi suffer second defeat
Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-ul-haq Qureshi suffered their second defeat in the ATP World Tour Finals, beaten by second seeds Michael Llodra of France and Nenad Zimonjic of Serbia in Group A, in London, on Tuesday. The fifth seed 'Indo-Pak Express' lost 6-7(6), 3-6.
November 21, 2011World Tour Finals: Paes-Bhupathi suffer defeat
India's Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi suffered a 6-7(6), 1-6 defeat to Sweden's Robert Lindstedt and Horia Tecau of Romania in their first round Group A match of the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals, in London, on Monday.
Noah's doping comments angers Nadal
Rafa Nadal branded comments made by former French tennis player Yannick Noah about doping as "stupid" on Sunday, saying they were the words of a "kid".
November 20, 2011World Tour Finals: Federer fights off Tsonga scare
Defending champion Roger Federer made a winning start at the ATP World Tour Finals with 6-2, 2-6, 6-4 victory in his opening round-robin match against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga at the O2 on Sunday.
World Tour Finals: Bopanna-Qureshi go down in opener
Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-ul-haq Qureshi began their ATP World Tour Finals campaign with a defeat against Daniel Nestor and Max Mirnyi, albeit after a good fight in a group B match, in London on Sunday.
Nedunchezhiyan topples Vardhan for ITF crown
Qualifier Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan shocked third seeded Davis Cupper Vishnu Vardhan in the final of the US $15,000 Solaris Futures event to win his maiden ITF men's singles title in Pune on Saturday. The 22-year-old Jeevan, playing just his third professional tennis tournament, won 7-5, 6-4 in an hour and 28 minutes.
November 18, 2011Vardhan shocks Bhambri to enter ITF final
Third seed Vishnu Vardhan upset top seed Yuki Bhambri to set up a title-clash with qualifier Jeevan Nendunchezhiyan, in the US $15,000 Solaris ITF men's Futures Tennis Championships in Pune on Friday. Vardhan avenged his defeat at the hardcourt Nationals by scraping past title-favourite Bhambri 2-6, 7-6(5), 7-5, while Jeevan made it to the final after his opponent, sixth seed Ranjeet Virali-Murugesan, retired with a shoulder injury at 3-6, 6-4.
November 17, 2011Murugesan topples Rastogi to enter semis
Ranjeet Virali-Murugesan and Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan shocked higher ranked Indian compatriots Karan Rastogi and Vijayant Malik to enter the semi-finals in the US $15,000 Solaris ITF Men's Futures Tennis Championships in Pune on Thursday.
November 15, 2011Lee-Hesh, Bopanna-Qureshi in different Groups in World Tour Final
Veterans Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi and debutants Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-ul-haq Qureshi were, on Tuesday, placed in different groups for the season-ending ATP World Tour finals, starting, in London, on Sunday.
Nadal to clash with Federer in World Tour final group
Old foes Rafa Nadal and Roger Federer will meet in the group stage of the ATP World Tour finals starting in London on Sunday while World No. 1 Novak Djokovic will clash with No. 3 Andy Murray.
Kvitova named WTA player of the year
Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova was voted WTA's Player of the Year on Monday following a season in which she claimed her debut Grand Slam title, steered the Czech Republic to Fed Cup glory and shot up 32 places in the world rankings.
November 14, 2011ATP Team Rankings: Bopanna-Qureshi now World No.5
The Paris Masters win catapulted Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi to fifth from seventh in the latest ATP Team Rankings, issued on Monday.
Paris Masters our biggest title: Bopanna
Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-ul-haq Qureshi prepared for their debut in season-ending finale by capturing the ATP Paris Masters and the Indian said the win is a confidence booster ahead of the elite event in London.
Federer wins maiden Paris Masters title
A resurgent Roger Federer swept past local favourite Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-1, 7-6 to clinch his maiden Paris Masters title on Sunday and send a deafening warning to his rivals ahead of the ATP World Tour finals.
November 13, 2011Bopanna and Qureshi win Paris Masters
Rohan Bopanna Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi won their first ever ATP Masters tournament after whipping away the challenge of Julien Benneteau and Nicolas Mahut in straight sets in the final, in Paris, on Sunday.
Federer in maiden Paris final, meets Tsonga
Swiss third seed Roger Federer, looking to become only the second player after Andre Agassi to win titles at Roland Garros and Bercy, dropped just 10 points on serve against Czech Tomas Berdych as he set up a meeting with Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, who saw off American John Isner 3-6, 7-6, 7-6 in the other semi-final after saving three match points.
November 12, 2011Paris Masters: Bopanna-Qureshi continue dream run, enter final
Rohan Bopanna and his Pakistani partner Aisam-ul-haq Qureshi are one step away from winning their third ATP title of the season as they stormed into the final of the Paris Masters after edging past Max Mirnyi and Daniel Nestor, in Paris, on Saturday.
Berdych ends Murray streak, Federer through
Andy Murray's winning streak came to an end when the world number three slumped to a 4-6, 7-6, 6-4 quarter-final defeat at the Paris Masters after a three-hour tussle against the fifth-seeded Czech Tomas Berdych on Friday.
November 11, 2011Novak Djokovic pulls out of Paris Masters
Novak Djokovic pulled out of his quarter-final against Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga at the Paris Masters because of a shoulder injury, the world number one said on Friday.
Djokovic not as great as Federer and Nadal: Tsonga
World number one Novak Djokovic still has some way to go before he can boast the same aura Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal have on the circuit, according to Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.
November 10, 2011Paris Masters: Bopanna-Quershi reach quarters
India's Rohan Bopanna and his Pakistani partner Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi notched up a straight-set victory over Britain's Colin Fleming and Jamie Murray to reach the quarterfinals of the ATP Paris Masters.
Djokovic labours, World Tour Finals line-up complete
Novak Djokovic ran into a spot of bother before seeing off Davis Cup team mate Viktor Troicki 4-6, 6-3, 6-1 to secure his place in the quarter-finals of the Paris Masters on Thursday. Czech Tomas Berdych booked his place for the ATP World Tour Finals with a 7-5, 6-4 win over Serb Janko Tipsarevic.
Djokovic takes home cool $1.6m bonus at Paris Masters
Novak Djokovic pocketed a $1.6-million bonus just for turning up on court on Wednesday before making light of recent shoulder pains to beat Croatian Ivan Dodig 6-4, 6-3 in the second round of the Paris Masters.
Paris Masters: Lee-Hesh knocked out
India's Mahesh Bhupathi and Leander Paes crashed out of the Paris Masters tennis tournament after losing to Mexico's Santiago Gonzalez and Christopher Kas of Germany 6-3, 1-6, 8-10 in the second round of the event in Paris on Wednesday.
November 09, 2011Berdych, Tsonga close in on London spots
Tomas Berdych and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga were just one win from securing places in the season-ending ATP World Tour finals after they safely moved into the third round of the Paris Masters on Tuesday.
November 08, 2011Verdasco beats Cilic to set up Berdych clash in Paris
Spaniard Fernando Verdasco overcame a sluggish start to beat Marin Cilic 3-6, 6-2, 6-3 at the Paris Masters on Monday and set up a second round meeting with Tomas Berdych.
November 07, 2011Bopanna-Qureshi book a berth in ATP World Tour Finals
The Indo-Pakistan tennis duo of Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi has booked a berth in the season-ending ATP World Tour Finals to be held from November 20 to 27 at London's O2 arena.
Phenomenal Kvitova leads Czechs to Fed Cup title
Kveta Peschke and Lucie Hradecka beat Maria Kirilenko and Elena Vesnina 6-4, 6-2 in the decisive doubles to give the Czech Republic a 3-2 win over Russia in the Fed Cup final on Sunday, clinching the country's first title as an independent nation.
November 06, 2011Federer wins title again in Basel
Roger Federer won the Swiss Indoors title for the fifth time in six years when he demolished unseeded Kei Nishikori in the final on his home town tournament on Sunday.
Pavlyuchenkova puts Russia level in Fed final
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova overpowered Lucie Safarova 6-2, 6-4 in the second reverse singles to pull Russia level with the Czech Republic at 2-2 in their Fed Cup final on Sunday.
Ivanovic celebrates birthday with Bali high
Ana Ivanovic celebrated her 24th birthday by successfully defending her Tournament of Champions title with a comfortable 6-3, 6-0 victory over Spain's Anabel Medina Garrigues on Sunday.
November 05, 2011Djokovic upset by unseeded Nishikori in Basel
World number one Novak Djokovic was surprisingly beaten by unseeded Kei Nishikori of Japan in the semi-finals of the Basel Open on Saturday, suffering a new injury setback in the process.
November 04, 2011Top seed Bartoli retires injured in Bali
Top seed Marion Bartoli squandered two match points before she had to retire with an ankle injury in her opening match at the Tournament of Champions against Spain's Anabel Medina Garrigues.
Injured Zvonareva pulls out of Fed Cup final
Russia have been dealt a huge blow ahead of this weekend's Fed Cup final against the Czech Republic after their number one player Vera Zvonareva was ruled out because of a shoulder injury.
October 29, 2011Fan support drives Federer
Tennis ace Roger Federer has said retirement is not imminent and that he will continue playing as long he has fans' support.
October 28, 2011Kvitova sends weary Wozniacki packing
A weary Caroline Wozniacki was sent packing from the WTA Championships after losing 6-4, 6-2 to powerful Czech Petra Kvitova in her final round-robin match on Thursday.
Safin targets Russian parliament seat
Former world number one and double Grand Slam title winner Marat Safin became the latest Russian tennis player to confirm he intends to run for his country's parliament.
October 27, 2011Dane Wozniacki retains top-ranking
Caroline Wozniacki celebrated in defeat on Wednesday after injured Russian Maria Sharapova's withdrawal from the season-ending WTA Championships made sure the Dane would end the year as World No 1.
October 23, 2011Bopanna-Qureshi win Stockholm Open
Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-ul-haq Qureshi won their second ATP doubles title of the season, and third overall together, after outplaying Marcelo Melo and Bruno Soares in straight sets in the summit clash of the Stockholm Open.
Yuki wins first ITF singles title abroad
A week after becoming the national champion, Delhi lad Yuki Bhambri, on Sunday, won his first ITF Futures singles title abroad, and sixth overall, after defeating Ruan Roelofse in the summit clash of the Nigeria event.
October 21, 2011Stockholm Open: Bopanna-Qureshi in final
India's Rohan Bopanna and his Pakistani partner Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi, on Friday, advanced to the final of men's doubles competition of the Stockholm Open tennis tournament, after a hard-fought victory over Marcos Baghdatis and Juan Martin Del Potro.
Unwell Bartoli gifts Radwanska spot in WTA finals
Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska secured the last remaining spot in the season-ending WTA Championships without hitting a ball after Marion Bartoli retired from her Kremlin Cup quarter-final with an illness on Friday.
October 19, 2011Bopanna-Qureshi in quarters of Stockholm Open
Rohan Bopanna and his partner from Pakistan Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi, on Wednesday, advanced to the quarterfinals of men's doubles in the 600,000 euro Stockholm Open tennis tournament.
October 18, 2011Stockholm Open: Another first-round exit for Somdev
Indian tennis star Somdev Devvarman's first-round jinx continued as he lost in straight sets to German wild card Tommy Haas to bow out of the Stockholm Open.
October 17, 2011Sania moves up in ranking, Somdev remains at 84
The out-of-action Sania Mirza moved up two places to 86 in singles but slipped a rung to 12th in the doubles WTA rankings even as Somdev Devvarman's standing remained unchanged in the men's singles ATP list, issued on Monday.
October 16, 2011Bartoli clinches Japan Open title with two victories in a day
French second seed Marion Bartoli enjoyed two match wins in one day, including a straight-sets defeat of US Open champion Samantha Stosur, to take the Japan Open title on Sunday.
Murray passes Federer in rankings with third win
Andy Murray beat Spain's David Ferrer 7-5, 6-4 to claim the Shanghai Masters tennis title on Sunday and move ahead of Swiss Roger Federer in the rankings for the first time in his career.
October 15, 2011Paes-Bhupathi out of Shanghai Masters but make World finale
Fourth seeds Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi lost in straight sets to second seeds Daniel Nestor and Max Mirnyi to bow out of the ATP Shanghai Masters, in Shanghai on Saturday.
October 14, 2011Shanghai surprise Nishikori meets Murray in semis
Kei Nishikori reached his first Masters Series semi-final with a commanding 6-4, 6-3 victory over Ukraine's Alexandr Dolgopolov on Friday, underlining his imminent status as Japan's highest-ranked player ever on the ATP Tour. Awaiting the high-flying Asian star in the Shanghai Masters semi-finals is world number four Andy Murray, who comfortably ended Australian qualifier Matthew Ebden's dream run with a comfortable 6-3, 6-2 victory in the Qi Zhong Stadium.
October 13, 2011Germany's Mayer stuns Nadal, Murray marches on
Britain's Andy Murray became overwhelming favourite for an Asian hat-trick as main rival Rafa Nadal was beaten in the third round of the Shanghai Masters on Thursday.
Tsonga loses opening match in Shanghai
Fourth seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga suffered an unexpected defeat in his opening match at the Shanghai Masters on Wednesday when he was beaten 6-7, 6-4, 6-4 by Japanese Kei Nishikori.
October 10, 2011Tennis rankings: Somdev climbs one spot, Sania unmoved
Somdev Devvarman rose a rung to 84 while out of action Sania Mirza was static on number 88 in the latest tennis rankings.
Roddick battles past Lu in Shanghai
Andy Roddick avoided another first round exit to rally past Taiwan's Lu Yen-Hsun 6-2, 3-6, 6-2 at the Shanghai Open on Monday.
Another first round loss for Somdev, this time in Shanghai
Somdev Devvarman's lean patch continued as he made another first round exit from the ATP Shanghai Masters after losing in straight sets to Spaniard Guillermo Garcia-Lopez, in Shanghai on Monday.
October 09, 2011Berdych beats Cilic to win China Open
Third seed Tomas Berdych ended his long title drought with a clinical, 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 victory over Croatian Marin Cilic on a smoggy final day at the China Open tennis on Sunday.
Murray floors Nadal to win Japan Open
Andy Murray reduced Rafa Nadal's granite-like resistance to rubble as he stunned the Spaniard 3-6, 6-2, 6-0 to capture the Japan Open on Sunday.
October 08, 2011Cilic outserves Ljubicic to reach China final
Marin Cilic relied on a dominant serve to beat fellow Croat Ivan Ljubicic 6-4, 6-3 and reach the China Open final on Saturday.
Nadal overpowers Fish to reach Tokyo final
Top seed Rafa Nadal overpowered American Mardy Fish 7-5, 6-1 behind a dizzying flurry of baseline winners to reach the final of the Japan Open on Saturday.
Sania out of action for few weeks due to surgery
Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza's injury-forced sabbatical from the game will continue for a few more weeks as she, on Saturday, underwent an arthroscopic surgery on her left-knee at a hospital in Hyderabad.
October 07, 2011Wozniacki falls as Ivanovic joins China Open casualty list
Defending champion Caroline Wozniacki suffered a humiliating 3-6, 6-0, 7-6 defeat in the China Open quarter-finals as Italian Flavia Pennetta ran rampant on Friday.
Paes-Bhupathi bow out of China Open
The Indian tennis duo of Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi crashed out of the men's doubles at the China Open, losing to Croats Marin Cilic and Ivan Ljubicic in straight sets in the quarter-finals, in Beijing, on Friday. The fourth-seeded 'Indian Express', which had won the Beijing title in 1997, went down 2-6, 3-6.
Nadal survives a scare in Tokyo Open
Rafa Nadal had to dig deep after coming under heavy fire from Colombia's Santiago Giraldo in a brutal 7-6, 6-3 quarter-final victory at the Japan Open on Friday.
October 06, 2011Nadal gives Raonic runaround in Tokyo
Top seed Rafa Nadal ran hard-serving Canadian Milos Raonic ragged in a 7-5, 6-3 victory to secure a place in the quarter-finals of the Japan Open on Thursday.
October 05, 2011Murray sweats to beat Baghdatis in Tokyo opener
Second seed Andy Murray flirted with disaster before beating nemesis Marcos Baghdatis 7-6, 2-6, 6-4 in a cliffhanger to reach the last 16 of the Japan Open on Wednesday.
October 04, 2011Kirilenko shocks Stosur in China Open second round
US Open champion Samantha Stosur lost in the second round of the China Open on Tuesday, beaten for the second time in a week by Russian Maria Kirilenko.
Nadal buoyant in Japan Open
Rafa Nadal overpowered qualifier Go Soeda 6-3, 6-2 as he began the defence of his Japan Open title in a blur of swashbuckling winners on Tuesday.
Ferrer thumps local hero Nishikori in Tokyo
Spain's David Ferrer produced a clinical 6-4, 6-3 victory over local hope Kei Nishikori to reach the last 16 of the Japan Open on Tuesday.
China Open: Roddick defeated in first round
Sixth seed Andy Roddick was sent packing by South African Kevin Anderson 6-4, 7-5 in the first round of the men's draw at the China Open on Monday after an unavailing series of last gasp match point saves.
October 03, 2011Wozniacki rallies to advance in Beijing
World No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki, saw off a tenacious challenge from Lucie Hradecka to open the defence of her China Open title with a 3-6, 6-0, 7-5 first round victory on Monday.
Somdev knocked out of Japan Open
Somdev Devvarman suffered yet another first round exit in an ATP event as he lost in straight sets to World No 24 Radek Stepanek of Czech Republic at the Japan Open Tennis Championships in Tokyo on Monday.
October 02, 2011Murray drubs Young to win Thailand Open
World No.4 Andy Murray lost just two games as he breezed past American Donald Young in 48 minutes on Sunday to win the Thailand Open in Bangkok.
Li Na suffers shock loss at China Open
Li Na suffered a nightmare first round defeat at the China Open on Sunday as she went down 6-4, 6-0 to 58th ranked Romanian Monica Niculescu on an expectant centre court.
October 01, 2011Safina will quit soon: Marat Safin
Former World No. 1 Dinara Safina has no chance of making a comeback from injury and will soon announce her retirement, according to big brother Marat Safin.
September 30, 2011Zvonareva, Radwanska into Tokyo final
Fourth seed Vera Zvonareva bundled Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova out of the Pan Pacific Open with a 7-6, 6-0 victory on Friday to book a place in the Tokyo finals. The Russian faces Agnieszka Radwanska for the title on Saturday after the Pole beat Victoria Azarenka of Belarus 6-3, 4-6, 6-2 under a setting sun in the second semi-final.
Injured Djokovic pulls out of China Open
World No 1 Novak Djokovic will miss next week's China Open in Beijing with a back injury, the 24-year-old Serb said on Thursday.
September 28, 2011Somdev loses to Baghdatis, crashes out of Malaysian Open
Somdev Devvraman crashed out of the the $ 850,00 ATP Malaysian Open after losing to Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus in straight sets in the second round of the men's singles event in Kuala Lumpur, on Wednesday.
September 27, 2011Somdev toils to beat Ledovskikh in Malaysian Open
Somdev Devvraman earned a hard-fought straight-set win over qualifier Mikhail Ledovskikh to advance to the second round of the $ 850,00 ATP Malaysian Open, in Kuala Lumpur, on Tuesday.
September 26, 2011Somdev slips to 89 in singles ranking
India's singles star Somdev Devvarman, who will return to action this week, has suffered a steep slide of 19 places to 89 in the ATP rankings, issued on Monday.
September 23, 2011Tired Federer to skip Shanghai Masters
World number three Roger Federer has pulled out of next month's Shanghai Masters to rest and recover after a gruelling summer, the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) said on Friday.
September 21, 2011Vardhan's campaign ends in Tashkent Challenger
Indian Davis Cupper Vishnu Vardhan squandered a set lead to go down fighting against Denys Mulchanov of Ukraine in the pre-quarterfinals of the $125000 Tashkent Challenger on Wednesday.
September 20, 2011Sania, Somdev slip in singles rankings
The ranking of India's injured singles stars has dipped with Sania Mirza slipping to 88 from 81 and Somdev Devvarman sliding to 70, a loss of five places, in the latest WTA and ATP ranking charts.
September 19, 2011Wawrinka puts Swiss back in Davis Cup World Group
Stanislas Wawrinka emerged from teammate Roger Federer's shadow to seal Switzerland's return to the Davis Cup World Group after finishing off Australia's Lleyton Hewitt in the deciding singles rubber of their playoff on Monday.
Nadal mulls sacking coach Toni following US Open loss
Spanish tennis player and World No 2 Rafael Nadal has hinted that he may call time on his association with his coach and uncle Toni Nadal.
September 18, 2011Davis Cup: Nadal puts Spain in final
Rafael Nadal showed he had put his exertions at the US Open firmly behind him when he thrashed France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-0, 6-2, 6-4 to put Spain through to the Davis Cup final in Cordoba, Spain, on Sunday.
Davis Cup: Teammates hail Vishnu's fighting skills
Debutant Vishnu Vardhan might have lost his match against Kei Nishikori of Japan on Sunday, but he earned praise from his teammates and the rival camp for his courageous show in the fourth rubber of the Davis Cup World Group play-off tie in Tokyo.
India back to Group Zone after losing WG play-off to Japan
Vishnu Vardhan made an impressive Davis Cup debut but lost the must-win first reverse singles of the play-off tie to Kei Nishikori in Tokyo on Sunday. The result relegated India to Asia/Oceania Zone Group I and catapulted Japan to World Group for the first time since 1985.
September 17, 2011Serbia win doubles to keep Argentina tie alive
Serbia kept alive their hopes of retaining the Davis Cup when Nenad Zimonjic and Viktor Troicki beat Juan Monaco and Juan Ignacio Chela 7-6, 6-4, 6-2 in Belgrade, on Saturday to leave them trailing 2-1 going into Sunday's singles.
Australia win doubles rubber to take 2-1 lead
Lleyton Hewitt and Chris Guccione won the doubles rubber to give Australia a 2-1 lead against Roger Federer's Switzerland in the Davis Cup world group playoff tie on Saturday.
Davis Cup: Nalbandian, Del Potro put Argentina 2-0 up
Argentina took a big step towards reaching the Davis Cup final when David Nalbandian and Juan Martin Del Potro secured a 2-0 lead over holders Serbia on Friday.
Bhupathi-Bopanna win doubles, keep India's hope alive
India kept alive their hopes of staying in the elite Davis Cup World Group as Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna scored a hard-earned 7-5, 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (3) win over Yuichi Sugita and Tatsuma Ito in the marathon doubles rubber in the play-off tie against Japan in Tokyo on Saturday.
September 16, 2011Nadal, Ferrer give Spain 2-0 lead over France
Spanish World No 2 Rafa Nadal showed little sign of post-US Open fatigue when he thrashed France's Richard Gasquet 6-3, 6-0, 6-1 in the opening singles rubber of their Davis Cup semi-final on Friday.
Davis Cup: 'Did not expect India would trail 0-2'
Davis Cup captain S P Misra says he did not expect India would be trailing 0-2 at the end of the opening day in their World Group play-off tie against Japan, on Friday. India's biggest hope Somdev Devvarman suffered a surprise straight-set defeat to Yuichi Sugita, and then Rohan Bopanna met the same fate at the hands of Kei Nishikori.
Davis Cup: Federer helps Swiss draw level
Roger Federer toughed out a 5-7, 7-6 (5), 6-2, 6-3 victory over Australia's Lleyton Hewitt to level Switzerland's Davis Cup World playoff tie at 1-1 on Friday.
Davis Cup Play-Off: Japan take 2-0 lead over India
Yuichi Sugita and Kei Nishikori helped Japan to a commanding 2-0 lead against India in the Davis Cup World Group Play-Off tie in Tokyo on Friday.
September 13, 2011Paes to miss Davis Cup tie against Japan
Indian tennis star Leander Paes was ruled out of the upcoming Davis Cup World Group play-off tie against Japan as he has not recovered from the back injury, he suffered during the US Open.
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Serena Williams escapes with fine for umpire abuse
Serena Williams escaped with a $2,000 fine on Monday when tennis officials ruled that her verbal abuse of an umpire during Sunday's U.S. Open final was not a major offense.
Djokovic beats Nadal to win maiden US Open
Serbia's Novak Djokovic outplayed Spain's Rafa Nadal to win the US Open final 6-2, 6-4, 6-7, 6-1 at Flushing Meadows on Monday and show why he really is the hottest player in the game right now.
September 12, 2011Stosur family numbed by daughter's success
The father of Australia's Samantha Stosur was unable to contain his delight after his daughter upset Serena Williams in an ill-tempered U.S. Open final to win her maiden major singles title on Sunday.
Snippy Serena under investigation over outburst
Serena Williams is under investigation by U.S. Open tournament officials for the ugly outburst she directed at the chair umpire during her loss to Australian Sam Stosur in the final on Sunday.
Stosur ends Aussie drought with U.S. Open title
Sam Stosur became the first Australian woman in 38 years to win the U.S. Open when she upset American Serena Williams 6-2, 6-3 on Sunday in an ill-tempered final.
September 11, 2011Williams whips Wozniacki, meets Stosur in final
Serena Williams destroyed Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki 6-2, 6-4 in the US Open semi-finals on Saturday to join Australia's Sam Stosur in the final at Flushing Meadows. Stosur earlier earned her place in the championship decider with a 6-3, 2-6, 6-2 win over unseeded German Angelique Kerber.
Djokovic beats Federer in US Open thriller
Novak Djokovic saved two match points to roar back from the brink of defeat and beat Roger Federer in a five-set thriller at the US Open on Saturday and book his place in the final. The world No 1 won 6-7, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, 7-5.
September 10, 2011Bopanna-Qureshi lose in US Open semis
India's campaign at the US Open ended after the fifth seeded Indo-Pak pair of Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi crashed out following a straight-set loss to the Polish pair of Marcin Matkowski and Maruisz Fyrstenberg in the men's doubles semi-final in New York.
US Open set for grand finale
Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray joined Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer in the semi-finals of the US Open on Friday to set the stage for a dramatic ending to the last Grand Slam of the year.
September 09, 2011US Open: Bopanna, Qureshi enter doubles semis
The fifth seeded Indo-Pak pair of Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi entered the semi-finals of the mens' doubles event of the US Open defeating the British pair of Colin Fleming and Ross Hutchins in a gruelling three-setter.
Paes out of US Open, doubtful for Davis Cup
In what would come as a massive blow to India's chances at the Davis Cup, tennis ace Leander Paes pulled out of the US Open mixed doubles semi-finals due to back spasms which also makes him doubtful for the World Group playoff tie against Japan next week.
Player revolt forces change in US Open final sched
The US Open will slide into a third week after organisers of the last Grand Slam of the year bowed to player pressure on Thursday and agreed to change the finals schedule.
Nadal, Murray race through to US Open quarters
Spain's Rafa Nadal and Briton Andy Murray made up for lost time by demolishing their fourth round opponents in straight sets at the US Open on Thursday to remain on course for a blockbuster semi-final showdown.
September 08, 2011US Open: Polish pair derail Indian Express
The Indian pair of Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi were knocked out of the US Open after they lost their quarterfinal match to Poland's Mariusz Fyrstenberg and Marcin Matkowski in straight sets.
September 07, 2011Foul weather mars schedule at US Open
Mother Nature has not been kind to the 2011 US Open, the last Grand Slam of the year. On the eve of the tournament, New York was battered by Hurricane Irene and now the remnants of Tropical Storm Lee are drenching the eastern seaboard and threatening to ruin the second and final week of action.
September 06, 2011Greek sprinters cleared of perjury
A unanimous verdict of not guilty was announced by the Greek Court of Appeal for the Sydney 2000 Olympic medallists, who had in May been sentenced to 31 months in jail for staging a motorcycle crash to avoid a doping test before the 2004 Athens Olympics.
US Open: Ruthless Federer races to win over Monaco
Roger Federer was left waiting until almost midnight to start his US Open fourth round match on Monday, but made up for the delay with a brutal 6-1, 6-2, 6-0 win over Argentine Juan Monaco to reach the quarter-finals.
September 05, 2011Bopanna-Qureshi in QFs, Sania's campaign ends
Rohan Bopanna and his Pakistani partner Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi continued their fine form and advanced to the men's doubles quarter-finals at the US Open in New York. However, it was curtains for India's Sania Mirza, who made an exit from the women's doubles after a third-round loss.
September 04, 2011Nadal faces tough test against Nalbandian
Spain's Rafa Nadal faces the first real test of his title defence when he takes on David Nalbandian of Argentina at the US Open on Sunday.
Federer, Serena stretched, but survive
Roger Federer and Serena Williams came through their first real tests at the US Open on Saturday with flying colours as the casualty toll at the last Grand Slam of the year soared to record numbers. The former world number ones both played dangerous opponents but survived to fight another day, advancing safely to the fourth round at Flushing Meadows.
September 03, 2011Sharapova exits, Murray survives thriller
Maria Sharapova was knocked out of the US Open on Friday in a shock third round loss to Flavia Pennetta, while Andy Murray was lucky to survive after being pushed to five sets by Robin Haase.
September 02, 2011Serena offers Wozniacki advice on relationships
World number one Caroline Wozniacki might have been better off asking Serena Williams about how to win the biggest tournaments instead of seeking guidance about relationships.
Venus vows return to tennis from chronic illness
Venus Williams fully expects to return to tennis despite being diagnosed with an autoimmune disease that causes fatigue and led to her shocking decision to withdraw from the US Open.
US Open: Bhupathi-Sania knocked out in 1st round
India's challenge in the mixed doubles ended on Thursday when the pair of Mahesh Bhupathi and Sania Mirza was knocked out in the opening round at the US Open.
September 01, 2011Venus out of US Open with autoimmune disease
Former US Open champion Venus Williams withdrew from the last Grand Slam of the year on Wednesday, revealing she is suffering from an autoimmune disease.
Murray too good for Somdev
Andy Murray's quest to claim his first trip to the Grand Slam winner's circle opened with an easy 7-6, 6-2 6-3 victory over India's Somdev Devvarman on Wednesday at sun-splashed Arthur Ashe Stadium.
August 31, 2011Djokovic ruthless, Li Na shocked
The last of the reigning women's Grand Slam champions was shown the door at the US Open Tuesday when error-prone French Open winner Li Na succumbed to unseeded Romanian teenager Simona Halep 6-2, 7-5.
US Open: Sania loses in first round
The Indian tennis ace was shown the door by her former doubles partner and No 23 seed Shahar Peer, the Israeli coming back strongly after losing the first set to win 6-7(5), 6-3, 6-1.
August 30, 2011US Open: Federer makes quick work of Geraldo
Roger Federer showed that time was still on his side as the Swiss master rang the closing bell on Monday's opening day at the US Open tennis championship with a quick victory at Arthur Ashe Stadium.
August 29, 2011Sania moves up to 63 in singles rankings
Sania Mirza was the only Indian player who gained a place in the latest WTA rankings to move up to 63, as almost all top players maintained their respective slots in the latest lists, issued on Monday.
US Open on schedule after hurricane escape
The US Open will start on Monday as planned after the National Tennis Center escaped serious damage from Hurricane Irene, officials said on Sunday.
August 28, 2011Isner downs Benneteau for Salem Open
American John Isner, battling against the wild weather as much as his opponent, beat unseeded Julien Benneteau of France 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 in North Carolina on Saturday to claim his second title in six weeks.
Wozniacki wins New Haven crown
The top-seeded Dane defeated Czech qualifier Petra Cetkovska 6-4, 6-1 in the final to boost her confidence ahead of the US Open which starts on Monday.
US Open on hold as Hurricane Irene looms
The usual last-minute preparations for the US Open were aborted on Saturday as Flushing Meadows was shut down in anticipation of Hurricane Irene, which was expected to hit New York this weekend. Players were told to go and find alternative places to practice as officials took the unusual step of locking up the National Tennis Center in the countdown to the last Grand Slam of the year.
August 27, 2011Isner downs Roddick, meets Benneteau in final
Fourth seed John Isner gave himself the perfect US Open boost by upsetting fellow-American Andy Roddick 7-6, 6-4 in a slug-fest between two big servers in the Winston-Salem Open semi-finals on Friday.
Li dumped by Czech qualifier
French Open champion Li Na was upset 6-2, 5-7, 7-6 by Czech qualifier Petra Cetkovska in the semi-finals of the New Haven Open on Friday. Cetkovska, ranked a career-high 40th, will face world number one Caroline Wozniacki in Saturday's final, the Dane having beaten Italy's Francesca Schiavone 7-6, 6-3 in the last four.
August 26, 2011US Open: Somdev vs Murray, Sania vs Peer
India's No 1 singles player, Somdev Devvarman has drawn world No 4 Andy Murray, while Sania Mirza will face Israel's Sahar Peer in first round matches at the US Open, beginning Monday.
Roddick to meet Isner in Winston-Salem semis
Andy Roddick and John Isner set up a mouth-watering semi-final between two big servers after the Americans won their respective quarter-final matches at the Winston-Salem Open on Thursday.
August 25, 2011Roddick cruises into last eight in US Open tune-up
Fit-again Andy Roddick kept his US Open preparations on a smooth track by crushing Colombian Santiago Giraldo 6-1, 6-3 in the third round of the Winston-Salem Open on Wednesday.
August 24, 2011Roddick romps in US Open tune-up
American Andy Roddick romped past lucky loser Edouard Roger-Vasselin 6-2, 6-4 to reach the third round of the Winston-Salem Open on Tuesday, and get his US Open preparations back on track.
Wozniacki rocks New Haven after earthquake
An earthquake halted play and forced the evacuation of the New Haven Open on Tuesday but it could not stop world number one Caroline Wozniacki from romping to a 6-3, 6-0 second round win over Slovenia's Polona Hercog.
Wozniacki gets top billing for US Open
Serena Williams was seeded a lowly 28th for the August 29-September 11 US Open as tournament organisers opted to rigidly follow the current rankings rather than reward her for outstanding past performances.
August 23, 2011Bartoli begins final US Open tune-up in style
Fourth seed Marion Bartoli began her final warm-up to the US Open in impressive style by blasting Australian qualifier Anastasia Rodionova 6-1, 6-4 in first round action at the New Haven Open on Monday.
Andreev opens Winston-Salem Open with upset
Russian Igor Andreev opened the Winston-Salem Open with an upset, blasting by second seeded Austrian Jurgen Melzer 7-5, 6-3 on Monday to reach the second round of ATP Tour's newest tournament.
August 22, 2011Paes-Bhupathi win Cincinnati Masters after 10 yrs
Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi won their third title of the season and first at Cincinnati after 10 years, following a hard-fought win over Michael Llodra and Nenad Zimonjic in the final.
Murray wins Cincinnati as injured Djokovic quits
Britain's Andy Murray won the Cincinnati Open on Sunday when his opponent in the final, Serbia's world number one Novak Djokovic, retired injured.
Sharapova sinks Jankovic in Cincinnati final
Russia's Maria Sharapova beat Serbia's Jelena Jankovic 4-6, 7-6, 6-3 to win the Cincinnati Open on Sunday and install herself as one of the favourites for the US Open.
August 21, 2011Lee-Hesh upset Bryan brothers to make final
Third seeds Mahesh Bhupathi and Leander Paes staged a brilliant comeback to shock top seeds and defending champions Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan and reach the final of the Western and Southern Open.
Djokovic eyes super six in final against Murray
World number one Novak Djokovic looks to make it an unprecedented six out of six in Masters series titles when he takes on Britain's Andy Murray in the final of the Cincinnati Open on Sunday but both players say their bodies are feeling the strain.
Sharapova, Jankovic in Cincinnati final
Russia's Maria Sharapova will face Serbia's Jelena Jankovic in the Cincinnati Open final after the pair enjoyed solid victories in their semi-finals on Saturday. Sharapova recovered from a poor start to beat fellow-Russian and world number two Vera Zvonareva 2-6, 6-3, 6-3 to reach her fourth final of the season while Jankovic beat Germany's Andrea Petkovic 7-6, 6-1.
August 20, 2011Nadal, Federer upset in Cincinnati quarters
Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer, numbers two and three in the world, suffered surprise defeats to Mardy Fish and Tomas Berdych respectively in an entertaining quarter-finals day at the Cincinnati Open on Friday.
August 19, 2011Lee-Hesh, Bopanna-Qureshi score
Third seeds Leander Paes-Mahesh Bhupathi and fifth seeds Rohan Bopanna-Aisam-ul-haq Qureshi progressed to the pre-quarter-finals in the ATP Western and Southern Open with contrasting victories, in Cincinnati, on Thursday.
Davis Cup playoffs: Somdev, Lee-Hesh for Japan tie
Somdev Devvarman will spearhead India's singles challenge in a four-member team announced by the All India Tennis Association on Friday for the Davis Cup World Group playoffs against Japan from September 16 to 18.
Nadal scrapes into Cincinnati quarters
World number two Rafa Nadal scraped into the quarter-finals of the Cincinnati Open after beating fellow Spaniard Fernando Verdasco 7-6, 6-7, 7-6 in a fierce battle on Thursday but his rivals all had comfortable paths into the last eight.
Grand Slam champs crash in Cincinnati
The Cincinnati Open claimed two more high-profile victims on Thursday with Grand Slam champions Li Na and Petra Kvitova crashing out, while Russian pair Maria Sharapova and Vera Zvonareva crunched their opponents en route to the quarter-finals.
Champion Clijsters pulls out of US Open
Champion Kim Clijsters has pulled out of the US Open due to a stomach muscle injury. 'Two weeks of rehab was not enough to heal this injury,' said the Belgian said in a statement, released by the USTA on Friday.
August 18, 2011Top trio exit Cincinnati as Wozniacki upset
A big puff of pizzazz seeped out of the Cincinnati Open on Thursday as its top seed Caroline Wozniacki slipped out and star attraction Serena Williams quit the tournament, along with third seed Victoria Azarenka.
Cincinnati: Tsonga out, Djokovic and Nadal through
France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga suffered a surprise defeat to qualifier Alex Bogomolov while Spain's Rafa Nadal and world number one Novak Djokovic passed their second-round tests at the Cincinnati Open on Wednesday.
Injured Serena pulls out of Cincinnati Open
Former world number one Serena Williams has pulled out of the Cincinnati Open with a toe injury, tournament organisers said on Wednesday.
August 17, 2011Williams comeback continues but tiredness shows
Former world number one Serena Williams continued her return to form with a convincing 6-3, 7-6 victory over Czech Lucie Hradecka in the first round of the Cincinnati Open Tuesday but showed signs of fatigue in her second set.
Federer sinks Del Potro at Cincinnati Open
World number three Roger Federer cast aside bad memories to defeat Argentina's Juan Martin Del Potro 6-3,7-5 at the Cincinnati Open on Tuesday.
August 16, 2011Paes-Bhupathi get first round bye at Cincinnati
The Indian duo of Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi will take on the winner of the match between Serbs Janko Tipsarevic-Viktor Troicki and the Spanish combo of Marc Lopez-Rafael Nadal in the second round of the ATP Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati.
Cincinnati Open: Roddick crashes out in Rnd 1
An angry and frustrated Andy Roddick crashed out of the Cincinnati Open in the first round on Monday after suffering a three-set loss to 47th-ranked German Philipp Kohlschreiber.
August 15, 2011Big-serving Serena Williams captures Toronto Cup
Serena Williams won her second straight tournament and proved her mettle ahead of the U.S. Open with a convincing 6-4, 6-2 win over Australia's Samantha Stosur in the Toronto Cup final on Sunday.
Djokovic claims Masters mark with Montreal win
Novak Djokovic stopped American Mardy Fish 6-2, 3-6, 6-4 to win the Montreal Masters on Sunday, capping his competitive debut as world number one with a record-setting title.
Sania fails to make main draw at Cincinnati
Sania Mirza failed to make the main draw of the WTA Premier event in Cincinnati after going down tamely to local wild card entrant Alexa Glatch in straight sets in the second and final round of the qualifiers.
August 14, 2011Tsonga surrenders in face of Djokovic juggernaut
World number one Novak Djokovic advanced to the final of the Montreal Masters when Frenchman Jo Wilfried Tsonga retired trailing 6-4, 3-0 on Saturday, leaving the sensational Serb on the brink of a record-smashing title.
Serena crushes Azarenka to reach Toronto Cup final
The former world number one, who returned to competition in June after 11 months out with injuries and health problems, will carry a 10-match winning streak into the final against Samantha Stosur and appears in ominous form ahead of the US Open starting Aug. 29.
August 13, 2011Djokovic, Tsonga in Wimbledon rematch
Novak Djokovic's reign as world number one remained unblemished as the Serb blasted Frenchman Gael Monfils 6-2, 6-1 off the court to ease into the semi-finals of the Montreal Masters on Friday.
August 12, 2011Rusty Li plays like 'junior' in Toronto Cup loss
French Open champion Li Na played like a 'junior' while Vera Zvonareva, Maria Sharapova and Petra Kvitova were all also sent packing after rusty performances in the third round at the Toronto Cup on Thursday.
Tsonga ousts Federer in latest Montreal upset
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga hit Roger Federer with an unpleasant Wimbledon flashback on Thursday, brushing aside the Swiss maestro 7-6, 4-6, 6-1 to book his place in an unlikely quarter-final line-up at the Montreal Masters.
August 11, 2011Sania-Elena lose in 1st round of Rogers Cup
Sania Mirza and her Russian partner Elena Vesnina made a shock first round exit from the WTA Rogers Cup tennis tournament, losing to the Italian pair of Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci on Wednesday. he fifth-seeded Indo-Russian pair squandered a set's lead and eventually went down 6-2, 0-6, 7-10.
Bopanna-Qureshi in 3rd round of Rogers Cup
Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi defeated Australia's Paul Hanley and Bruno Soares of Brazil in straight sets to advance to the third round of the men's doubles at the Rogers Cup tennis tournament in Montreal on Wednesday. The fifth-seeded 'Indo-Pak Express' duo, who got a bye in the first round, won 6-4, 7-6(6).
Nadal suffers Montreal meltdown, Djokovic wins
Rafa Nadal fluffed his lines on the return from five-week break when the Spanish world number two was stunned 1-6, 7-6, 7-6 by unheralded Croatian Ivan Dodig in his opening match of the Montreal Masters on Wednesday.
Wozniacki blown out of Toronto Cup
World number one Caroline Wozniacki suffered a shock exit from the Toronto Cup on Wednesday, falling 6-4, 7-5 to Italy's Roberta Vinci in windy conditions that played havoc with her game.
August 10, 2011Roger Cup: Lee-Hesh suffer shock second-round exit
Indian pair of Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi suffered a shock second-round exit at the Rogers Cup tennis tournament after losing to Czech Tomas Berdych and Florian Mayer of Germany 1-6, 6-7 (9) in the men's doubles event.
Back to drawing board for Murray as US Open nears
Andy Murray's North American hard court seasons have had blazing starts the last two years winning back-to-back Canadian titles only to see his play cool off at the US Open.
Serena sends warning to rivals with 'evolved' game
Serena Williams has already won a title since returning to competition after missing nearly a year and she sent a warning shot to her rivals when she said on Tuesday she is still not in top form.
Injury clouds Clijsters' bid for US Open title
World number two Kim Clijsters withdrew from her opening match at the Toronto Cup on Tuesday with a partial tear of her left stomach muscle, casting doubt on whether she will be fit for this month's US Open.
August 09, 2011Del Potro issues Grand Slam warning at Rogers Cup
Juan Martin Del Potro stormed to a 6-4, 6-0 first round win over Finland's Jarkko Nieminen at the Rogers Cup on Monday, the Argentine continuing his impressive comeback with the US Open on the horizon.
Bartoli, Kuznetsova ousted from Rogers Cup
France's Marion Bartoli and Russia's Svetlana Kuznetsova suffered shock first-round exits from the Rogers Cup as the two seeded players were eliminated on Monday by a pair of gritty qualifiers.
August 08, 2011Sania fails to make main draw of Rogers Cup
Sania Mirza's poor run in women's singles continued, as she failed to qualify for the WTA Rogers Cup after losing in a marathon three-setter to Germany's Kathrin Woerle in the qualifiers, in Toronto. The 11th seed Indian squandered a set's lead and eventually went down 7-6(5), 5-7, 3-6 in the second and final round of the qualifying event, in two hours and 40 minutes.
Radwanska upsets Zvonareva to win San Diego title
Agnieszka Radwanska won the biggest hard court title of her career when she upset world number three Vera Zvonareva of Russia 6-3 6-4 to win the San Diego Open on Sunday.
August 07, 2011Sania one win away from main draw of Rogers Cup
Sania Mirza overcame a second set laps to beat local wild card Heidi El Tabakh and move to the second and final qualifying round of the WTA Rogers Cup.
August 05, 2011Tennis: Indian challenge ends at Legg Mason
The Indian challenge ended at the ATP Legg Mason Classic after the opening round defeat of Rohan Bopanna and his Pakistani partner Aisam-ul-haq Qureshi in the doubles event in Washington.
August 04, 2011Sania-Elena exit Mercury Insurance Open
Fourth seeds Sania Mirza and Elena Vesnina's doubles campaign at the Mercury Insurance Open came to an end following a right-hand injury to the Russian. Up against Elena Bovina of Russia and Jie Zheng of China, the Indo-Russian pair was trailing 2-5 in the opening set when they decided to opt out of the contest.
August 03, 2011Another first round defeat for Sania
Sania Mirza made her second consecutive first round exit when she lost to Italian 15th seed Sara Errani in the the US $721,00 Mercury Insurance Open, a WTA Premier event, in Carlsbad, US, on Tuesday. The unseeded Indian was beaten 2-6, 3-6 by the world No 36.
Somdev sets up clash with Baghdatis
Somdev Devvarman scored a comfortable victory over Germany's Denis Gremelmayr to enter the second round in the ATP Legg Mason Classic in Washington on Tuesday. The Indian ace won 6-2, 6-3 in just under an hour.
August 02, 2011US tennis player Kendrick to appeal drug ban
Banned American tennis player Robert Kendrick will appeal to the Court of Arbitration of Sport (CAS) to shorten his 12-month suspension for doping, his attorneys said on Monday.
August 01, 2011Somdev-Huey runners-up at Farmer's Classic
Somdev Devvarman will have to wait for his career's first ATP title. The Indian ace and Treat Conrad Huey lost a fiercely-fought summit clash in the $619,50 Farmer's Classic to Mark Knowles of Bahamas and Xavier Malisse of Belgium in Los Angeles on Sunday. The unseeded Indo-Philippine pair played their hearts out, but eventually lost the final 6-7(3), 6-7(10) to the third seeded Bahams-Belgium pair.
Sania-Yaroslava win Citi Open
Sania Mirza won her third WTA doubles title of the season, and 12th overall, when she and Yaroslava Shvedova pipped Olga Govortsova of Belarus and Alla Kudryavtseva of Russia in the final of the Citi Open at College Park on Sunday. Defending their top billing, the Indo-Kazakh pair overcame the second seeds 6-3, 6-3 after an hour and five minutes' struggle.
Gulbis stuns Fish to win LA International
Latvia's Ernests Gulbis survived a few anxious moments in the final set but held his nerve to upset top-seed Mardy Fish 5-7, 6-4, 6-4 and win the Los Angeles International on Sunday.
Serena clinches Stanford title
Serena Williams sounded an ominous warning to her rivals that she will be a genuine contender at the US Open after winning the Stanford Classic on Sunday in her third tournament back from injury.
July 31, 2011Somdev-Huey in final of Farmer's Classic
Somdev Devvarman earned himself a good chance to win his first ever ATP title after reaching the doubles final of the Farmer's Classic along with Treat Conrad Huey with a hard fought three-set win over Israeli pair of Jonathan Erlich and Andy Ram.
Sania-Yaroslava in summit clash of Citi Open
Sania Mirza earned the opportunity to win her third WTA doubles title of the season as she and Yaroslava Shvedova breezed into final of the Citi Open after handing a humiliating 6-0, 6-1 defeat to Shahar Peer and Sloan Stephens.
Serena set for Bartoli showdown in Stanford final
Comeback queen Serena Williams crushed Germany's Sabine Lisicki 6-1, 6-2 to move into the final of the Stanford Classic on Saturday.
July 30, 2011Somdev-Huey in semis of Farmer's Classic
Continuing their good run, Somdev Devvarman and Treat Conrad Huey moved to the semi-finals of the ATP Farmer's Classic with a comfortable straight sets win over Gilles Muller of Luxembourg and Briton Jamie Murray.
July 29, 2011Sania-Yaroslava in semis of Citi Open
The top seeded pair of Sania Mirza and Yaroslava Shvedova stormed into the doubles semi-finals in the US $220,000 Citi Open, beating Lindsay Lee-Waters and Megan Moulton-Levy in straight sets, at College Park, United States, on Friday. The Indo-Kazakh pair won 6-3, 6-4.
July 28, 2011Somdev-Huey upset top seed at Farmer's Classic
India's Somdev Devvarman and his Filipino doubles partnerTreat Conrad Huey shocked top seeded Brazilian pair of Marcelo Melo and Bruno Soares in straight sets to advance to the doubles quarter-finals of the ATP Farmer's Classic in Los Angeles, USA.
July 27, 2011Impatient Serena sure she can return to top
Serena Williams has only played a handful of matches since her comeback from foot surgery and a life-threatening illness, but that won't deter her from attempting to reclaim the top spot as soon as possible.
July 26, 2011First round defeats for Somdev, Sania
Somdev Devvarman put up a good fight before going down to Ryan Sweeting of the United States in the first round of the Los Angeles International on Monday, while Sania Mirza lost to unseeded Stephanie Dubois of Canada at the Washington International.
Somdev rises to career-best 62 in ATP rankings
Indian tennis star Somdev Devvarman climbed six places in the latest ATP rankings to touch a career-best 62nd position in the singles list.
July 25, 2011Fish comes back from brink to defend Atlanta title
World number nine Mardy Fish saved two match points in recording a 3-6, 7-6, 6-2 victory over fellow American John Isner to defend his Atlanta Tennis Championship title on Sunday.
July 23, 2011Somdev loses in quarter-finals in Atlanta
India's Somdev Devvarman on Saturday bowed out of the Atlanta Tennis Championships singles event after a straight-set defeat at the hands of defending champion Mardy Fish of the United States in the quarter-finals.
July 21, 2011Serena in US Open with injury-protected ranking
Serena Williams, who has dropped to 172nd in the world after being sidelined for almost a year with injury and illness, has opted to use an injury-protected ranking to gain entry into the US Open, the United States Tennis Association (USTA) said on Wednesday.
July 18, 2011Soderling sweeps aside Ferrer to win Swedish Open
Top seed Robin Soderling swept aside the challenge of Spain's David Ferrer to win the Swedish Open final 6-2, 6-2 in Bastad on Sunday.
July 13, 2011Davis Cup: India travel to Japan for play-offs
In what can be termed a decent draw, India is pitted against Japan in the Davis Cup World Group play-off tie, beginning September 16. The winner of the tie will advance to the World Group while the losing nation will compete in the Asia-Oceania Group I zone.
July 11, 2011ATP rankings: Somdev slides to 65
India's Somdev Devvarman dropped two places to 65 but ranking of all other top players of the country remained unchanged in the latest lists, issued today by the ATP and WTA.
John Isner wins at Newport after skipping wedding
Big-serving American John Isner captured his second career ATP title after skipping his brother's wedding to beat Belgium's Olivier Rochus 6-3, 7-6 in the Hall of Fame Tennis Championship final on Sunday.
Spain beat U.S. to book place in Davis Cup semis
Spain booked their place in the Davis Cup semi-finals against France after taking an unbeatable 3-1 lead over the United States Sunday.
July 10, 2011Davis Cup: Djokovic beaten as Swedes hit back
Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic suffered a rare defeat when he and Serb doubles partner Nenad Zimonjic lost 6-4, 7-6, (7/5) 7-5 to Simon Aspelin and Robert Lindstedt as Sweden hit back in the Davis Cup quarter-finals.
July 09, 2011Federer overcomes feisty Portuguese
Roger Federer came from a set behind to beat feisty Portuguese Rui Machado, ranked 90 places below him, as he made his Davis Cup return for Switzerland after an absence of nearly two years on Friday.
Davis Cup: Lopez, Ferrer give Spain lead over US
Spain shrugged off the absence of Rafa Nadal to take a 2-0 lead over hosts the United States in their Davis Cup World Group quarter-final after gutsy wins by Feliciano Lopez and David Ferrer on Friday.
Argentina in Davis Cup SF; Serbia, France poised
Argentina cruised into the semi-finals of the Davis Cup and looked poised for a clash with defending champions Serbia who moved into a 2-0 first-day lead away to Sweden on Friday.
July 08, 2011Davis Cup: Serbia strong favourites in Sweden
Defending champions Serbia will be huge favourites to reach the Davis Cup semi-finals this weekend as newly-crowned Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic returns to action against Sweden.
July 05, 2011Novak Djokovic: From sidekick to superstar!
Having spent a whopping 91 consecutive weeks as world No 3, Novak Djokovic was, at best, considered just strong supporting player in the Federer-Nadal show. The No 1 ranking, and Wimbledon triumph, says Senior Associate Editor Bikash Mohapatra, has set the record straight.
July 04, 2011Sania-Vesnina ranked World No. 2 after Wimbledon
The semi-final appearance in the women's doubles event at the just concluded Wimbledon championships catapulted Sania Mirza and Elena Vesnina to number two slot in the WTA Race to year-end Championships.
Czechs celebrate hat-trick of Wimbledon wins
The Czech Republic was enjoying a hat-trick of Wimbledon triumphs on Sunday when Iveta Benesova teamed up with Austrian Juergen Melzer to capture the mixed doubles title with a 6-3, 6-2 win over Mahesh Bhupathi and Elena Vesnina.
July 03, 2011Bhupathi-Vesnina fail to cross the final hurdle
Indian tennis ace Mahesh Bhupathi failed to notch up his third Wimbledon mixed doubles title as he and his partner Elena Vesnina were outplayed by Jurgen Melzer and Iveta Benesova in straight sets in the final in London.
Djokovic outplays Nadal to win Wimbledon title
An inspired Novak Djokovic outplayed Rafa Nadal to win the Wimbledon title with an emphatic 6-4, 6-1, 1-6, 6-3 victory in the final on Sunday.
Bryan brothers equal record with 11th title
American twins Bob and Mike Bryan claimed their 11th Grand Slam doubles title together at Wimbledon on Saturday after beating Robert Lindstedt and Horia Tecau 6-3, 6-4, 7-6.
July 02, 2011Bhupathi-Vesnina enter mixed doubles final
India's Mahesh Bhupathi and Elena Vesnina of Russia advanced to the mixed doubles final of the Wimbledon after pipping Australian Paul Hanley and Chinese Taipei's Su-Wei Hsieh 6-2, 3-6, 7-5 in a gruelling three-setter that lasted close to two hours.
Kvitova beats Sharapova to lift Wimbledon title
Eighth seed Petra Kvitova kept her nerve to outgun and outplay favourite Maria Sharapova and win the Wimbledon singles title for the first time with a convincing 6-3, 6-4 victory on Saturday.
Paes-Black out of Wimbledon mixed doubles
Leander Paes and Cara Black bowed out of the Wimbledon mixed doubles event after suffering a straight set defeat in the quarter-finals against Daniel Nestor and Yung-Jan Chan.
July 01, 2011Bhupathi-Vesnina in mixed doubles semifinals
Fourth seeds Mahesh Bhupathi and Elina Vesnina advanced to the semifinals of the Wimbledon mixed doubles event after registering a straight sets 6-4, 6-1 win over Israel's Jonathan Erlich and Shahar Peer in London on Friday.
Djokovic beats Tsonga to enter final
Novak Djokovic cut down Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 7-6, 6-2, 6-7, 6-3 on Friday to reach his first Wimbledon final and guarantee becoming world number one next week.
Sania-Bopanna fall in quarter-finals
It was a bad day for Sania Mirza at Wimbledon on Friday. The Indian ace lost in the mixed doubles quarter-finals and women's doubles semi-finals.
Don't write off Williams sisters, says Navratilova
Martina Navratilova said the American sisters, who have 20 Grand Slam singles titles between them, are far from a spent force despite chronic injury problems that sidelined them for most of this year.
June 30, 2011Sharapova, Kvitova to clash in Wimbledon final
Favourite Maria Sharapova and Petra Kvitova will meet in the women's singles final at Wimbledon. The former stormed back after a shaky start to beat Sabine Lisicki 6-4, 6-3 while eighth-seeded Czech Petra Kvitova showed the greater will, ambition and control of her nerves to overcome Victoria Azarenka 6-1, 3-6, 6-2.
Bopanna-Sania in mixed doubles quarters
The Indian pair of Rohan Bopanna and Sania Mirza routed the Czech duo of Martin Damm and Renata Voracova 6-3, 6-0 to breeze into the mixed doubles quarter-finals at Wimbledon on Thursday.
The grass isn't green anymore for Roger Federer
The loss to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, says Senior Associate Editor Bikash Mohapatra, meant Roger Federer's wait for a record-equaling seventh title at the All England Club just got longer, while his aura at the venue received yet another battering.
Bhupathi-Vesnina in mixed doubles quarter-finals
Mahesh Bhupathi and Elena Vesnina advanced to mixed doubles quarter-finals of the Wimbledon championships after quelling a late challenge from Eric Butorac and Olga Govortsova in London on Wednesday.
June 29, 2011Tsonga rallies to shock Federer
Roger Federer suffered his second straight quarter-final exit at Wimbledon when an extraordinary comeback by Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga condemed the Swiss to a shock 3-6, 6-7, 6-4, 6-4 6-4 defeat on Wednesday.
Sania-Elena in Wimbledon semis
Sania Mirza entered the Wimbledon doubles semi-finals for the first time in her career after she and Elena Vesnina rallied from a set down to beat the unseeded pair of Nuria Llagostera Vives and Arantxa Parra Santonja of Spain in the quarter-finals on Wednesday. The fourth seed Indo-Russian pair won 3-6, 6-4, 7-5.
Rafa shunted to Court One, Fed to play on Centre
Rafa Nadal's coach's mood changed when he found out the World No 1 was scheduled to play on uncovered Court One for his quarter-final against Mardy Fish on Wednesday.
June 28, 2011Sharapova, Kvitova and Lisicki in Wimbledon semis
Maria Sharapova powered into the Wimbledon semi-finals with an awesome display every bit as spectacular as the thunder claps that rattled the All England Club on Tuesday. The Russian fifth seed, the stand-out name in an unfamiliar looking last eight, roared to a 6-1, 6-1 win over shell-shocked Dominika Cibulkova under Centre Court's roof and now only wildcard Sabine Lisicki stands between Sharapova and her first final here since she won the tournament in 2004.
Paes, Bhupathi advance; Somdev out
Indian veterans Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi, along with their respective partners, advanced to the third round of the Wimbledon mixed doubles event after notching up straight-set second-round wins in London.
June 27, 2011Williams sisters, Wozniacki crash out of Wimbledon
The Williams sisters Serena and Venus fell by the wayside in the fourth round at Wimbledon on Monday. Defending champion Serena was beaten 6-3, 7-6 by Frenchwoman Marion Bartoli while five-time champion Venus was outplayed by Bulgaria's Tsvetsana Pironkova 6-2, 6-3.
June 26, 2011Li Na to take 6 weeks off after Wimbledon loss
China's first Grand Slam champion Li Na returned home after her shock second-round exit from the Wimbledon and said she would take a six-week break from tennis.
June 25, 2011Nadal, Serena, Federer lead the charge
The mercury was rising at Wimbledon on Saturday as the serial trophy hunters gathered in the last 16 with defending champions Rafa Nadal, Serena Williams and Roger Federer leading the charge.
Lee-Hesh knocked out of Wimbledon championships
Former champions and Indian veterans Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi blew away a strong start to make a shock exit from the men's doubles event of the Wimbledon championships after a second round 6-2, 3-6, 7-6 (1), 4-6 loss to Arnaud Clement and Lukas Dlouhy in London on Saturday.
Azarenka's grunting amuses Wimbledon fans
Wimbledon's Centre Court crowd is famed for its lowest common denominator sense of humour but they were fully justified in giggling their way through Victoria Azarenka's third-round win over Daniela Hantuchova on Friday.
Murray battles past big-serving Ljubicic
Home hope Andy Murray battled through to the last 16 at Wimbledon with a nervy 6-4, 4-6, 6-1, 7-6 win over imposing Croatian Ivan Ljubicic under the Centre Court roof on Friday.
June 24, 2011Paes-Bhupathi, Sania, Somdev win doubles matches
It was a good day for India at the All-England Club, as Leander Paes-Mahesh Bhupathi, Sania Mirza and Somdev Devvarman also progressed in the doubles.
Serena accuses Wimbledon organisers of 'sexism'
Defending champion, Serena Williams has accused the Wimbledon organisers of favouring male players at the tournament.
Somdev no match for Youzhny, Sania-Vesnina advance
India had mixed luck on day four at Wimbledon as Somdev Devvarman was beaten 6-2, 6-4, 6-4 by Mikhail Youzhny but Sania Mirza, along with partner Elena Vesnina, advanced to the second round.
June 23, 2011First round defeat for Bopanna-Aisam
The Indo-Pak Express lost 2-6, 6-2, 21-19 to the Colombian pair of Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah in a titanic slugfest in Court No. 6.
Venus beats Date-Krumm in epic
It was Venus's turn to write the Williams plot line at Wimbledon on Wednesday as she survived a gripping three-set battle with 40-year-old Japanese Kimiko Date-Krumm.
June 22, 2011Hewitt soldiers on, Tomic claims biggest win
Lleyton Hewitt proved he is not quite ready to hand over the baton in Australian men's tennis as he used all his years of grasscourt know-how to beat 21-year-old Japanese Kei Nishikori in four sets on Tuesday.
Somdev through to second round, meets Youzhny
India's Somdev Devvarman sailed into the second round of the Wimbledon men's singles event after his German opponent, Denis Gremelmayr, retired hurt midway through the first round match in London on Tuesday.
June 21, 2011Sania injures knee, doubles participation in doubt
Indian tennis star Sania Mirza on Tuesday aggravated her left knee injury during her Wimbledon singles first round defeat which left her doubles title bid in disarray.
Wimbledon: Sania loses in singles first round
The No 60-ranked Indian ace was handed a 6-7, 6-2, 3-6 defeat by Frenchwoman Virginie Razazano, who is ranked 36 rungs below her.
June 20, 2011Nadal, Venus make strong start
Rafael Nadal took a while to warm up but made an impressive start to his Wimbledon title defence with a 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 win over American Michael Russell as the 125th championships began in fine weather on Monday.
Serena to defend title running better than ever
Serena Williams revealed a silver lining to her recent life-threatening lung condition on Sunday when she revelled in being able to run better than ever as she prepared to defend her Wimbledon title.
June 19, 2011I need grasscourt tips from Roger: Schiavone
Francesca Schiavone can offer plenty of ideas about how to succeed on clay. When it comes to grass, however, she has only one suggestion.
Sania, Somdev lead India's challenge at Wimbledon
Sania Mirza and Somdev Devvarman would look to improve their Grand Slam singles records even as veterans Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi eye their first major title together after rejoining forces when the Wimbledon Tennis championships start in London on Monday.
Wozniacki upstages Djokovic in mock interview
Caroline Wozniacki revealed her mischievous side again at Wimbledon on Saturday as the world number one hijacked Novak Djokovic's pre-tournament press conference.
Seppi beats Tipsarevic in bizarre final
Unseeded Italian Andreas Seppi won the first ATP title of his career in extraordinary circumstances on Saturday when Serbian opponent Janko Tipsarevic retired hurt in a rain-interrupted Eastbourne International final.
June 18, 2011Bartoli battles hard to win Eastbourne title
Sixth seed Marion Bartoli overcame blustery winds, a groin injury and a determined fightback from Czech Petra Kvitova to win the Eastbourne grasscourt Wimbledon warmup tournament 6-1, 4-6, 7-5 on Saturday.
June 17, 2011Nadal opens Wimbledon defence against Russell
World number one Rafa Nadal will open the defence of his Wimbledon title against American Michael Russell and has been drawn in the other half of the draw to Roger Federer, raising the possibility of another final between the great rivals.
Somdev, Sania get easy Round 1 at Wimbledon
Somdev, ranked 68th in the world, will take on Germany's Denis Gremelmayr (ranked 110), while world No 60 Sania is drawn against France's Virginie Razzano, 38 places below her in WTA chart.
Mahut, Isner get Wimbledon rematch after epic
John Isner and Nicolas Mahut, who were locked in battle for 11 hours in the Wimbledon first-round last year, will face each again this year after Friday's draw threw up an extraordinary re-match.
June 16, 2011Hantuchova finally beats Venus
Daniela Hantuchova beat Venus Williams for the first time in 11 career meetings to advance to the semi-finals of the Eastbourne International grass court tournament on Thursday. The Slovak overcame difficult, windy conditions to triumph 6-2, 5-7, 6-2 and cut short Williams' comeback before she begins her bid for a sixth Wimbledon singles title next week.
Bopanna-Qureshi out of Eastbourne tourney
The top seeded pair of Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-ul-haq Qureshi made a shock exit from the ATP Eastbourne event after suffering a straight-set defeat in the doubles quarter-finals.
June 15, 2011Foot injury puts Clijsters out of Wimbledon
World number two Kim Clijsters has withdrawn from Wimbledon due to a foot injury, the tournament said in a statement on Wednesday.
Contrasting fortunes for Williams sisters
Serena Williams let victory slip from her grasp but gained plenty in defeat at the Eastbourne grasscourt tournament on Wednesday while sister Venus continued her winning return after a five-month injury layoff.
Bopanna notches up 100th career doubles win
Rohan Bopanna recorded his 100th career doubles win after he and Aisam ul-Haq Qureshi scored a straight-set victory over Spaniards Pablo Andujar and Guillermo Garcia-Lopez at the AEGON International.
Sania-Elena seeded fourth at Wimbledon
The Indian duo of Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi are seeded third in the men's doubles, while compatriot Rohan Bopanna and his Pakistani partner Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi, who picked their second ATP title at Halle, Germany, last week, are seeded fourth in the grass-court tournament.
Williams sisters seeded for Wimbledon
Defending champion Serena Williams has been seeded eighth for next week's Wimbledon championships but sister Venus is lurking down at 24th after the All England Club's seedings committee met on Wednesday.
Rankings: Bopanna improves; Sania, Somdev slide
Indian tennis player Rohan Bopanna has risen to a career-best ninth in the ATP doubles rankings after the title triumph at the Gerry Weber Open in Germany.
June 14, 2011Serena battles past Pironkova in comeback match
Serena Williams made a winning return to action after nearly a year out with victory over Bulgaria's Tsvetana Pironkova at Eastbourne on Tuesday.
Somdev stuns Garcia-Lopez at Eastbourne
Indian ace Somdev Devvarman stormed into the second round of the Eastbourne International men's singles, beating Guillermo Garcia-Lopez of Spain on Tuesday. The Asian Games gold medallist shocked the fourth seeded Spaniard 6-3, 6-4 to make up for the disappointment of losing in the first round at Queen's Club last week, where he lost to Australian qualifier Matthew Ebden.
Sania in final round of Eastbourne qualifiers
Sania Mirza is one win away from making the main draw of the women's singles of WTA AEGON International tournament as she reached the final round of the qualifiers with a hard-fought win over Georgia's Anna Tatishvili, in Eastbourne.
Lee-Hesh lose to Bryan brothers in AEGON final
Indian stars Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi ended runners-up at the ATP AEGON championships after losing yet another final to American twins Mike and Bob Bryan, in London, on Monday.
June 13, 2011Venus returns with victory at Eastbourne
American Venus Williams marked her return from an abdominal injury with an impressive 7-5, 5-7, 6-3 victory over Germany's Andrea Petkovic at the Eastbourne championships on Monday.
Lisicki beats Hantuchova to win Edgbaston title
Germany's Sabine Lisicki made up for lost time by crushing in-form Daniela Hantuchova in the delayed final of the Edgbaston championship on Monday.
Murray crowned king at Queen's
Briton Andy Murray withstood an athletic onslaught from Jo-Wilfried Tsonga to beat the Frenchman 3-6, 7-6, 6-4 and win the final of the Queen's Club championships on Monday.
Bopanna-Qureshi eyeing Grand Slam title
After winning their second ATP title together Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-ul-haq Qureshi said winning the tense final at the Gerry Weber Open was like surviving Russian roulette.
Caroline Wozniacki wins Danish Open title
World number one and local favourite Caroline Wozniacki thrilled a rowdy crowd to win the Danish Open on Sunday for the second consecutive year.
June 12, 2011Queen's Club final postponed until Monday
Heavy rain washed out the final of the Queen's Club grasscourt championships on Sunday with Briton Andy Murray and Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga now scheduled to clash on Monday.
Sania in 2nd round of Aegon C'ship qualifiers
Sania Mirza rallied from behind to overcome the challenge of Renata Voracova in a gruelling three-setter to move into the second round of the WTA AEGON International qualifying event in Eastbourne, UK.
Kohlschreiber wins at Halle
Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber won the Halle grasscourt tournament on Sunday after countryman Philipp Petzschner retired with a back problem.
Lee-Hesh to meet Bryan brothers in Aegon final
Third seeds Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi earned a shot at their third title of the season as they set up the summit-clash of the ATP Aegon Championships against Mike and Bob Bryan in London.
Bopanna-Qureshi win Germany ATP event
Top seeds Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-ul-haq Qureshi lived up to their billing and won their first ATP title of the season, overcoming Robin Haase and Milos Raonic 7-6 (8), 3-6, 11-9 in the summit clash of the Gerry Weber Open in Halle, Germany on Sunday.
Murray thrashes Roddick to reach Queen's final
Home favourite Andy Murray thrashed American Andy Roddick 6-3 6-1 in a grasscourt masterclass to reach the final of the Queen's Club championships on Saturday.
June 11, 2011Indian Express in semis of Aegon Champinship
Third seeds Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi advanced to the doubles semi-finals of the AEGON Tennis Championships after a hard fought 6-4, 6-4 win over Filip Polasek and Igor Zelenay.
Tsonga beats Nadal at Queen's
The Spanish world number one, preparing to defend his Wimbledon title this month, went down 6-7, 6-4, 6-1 when the exertions of winning a record-equalling sixth French Open crown on Sunday caught up with him.
June 10, 2011Wildcard Ward stuns Querrey at Queen's
British wildcard James Ward continued toppling the seeds at Queen's Club on Friday when he finished off defending champion Sam Querrey to reach the quarter-finals of the Wimbledon warm-up event.
Nadal reaches Queen's last eight after rare blip
Rafael Nadal suffered a late blip against unseeded Czech Radek Stepanek before reaching the quarter-finals of the Queen's Club championships on Thursday after Andy Murray and Andy Roddick both cruised through.
June 08, 2011Bopanna-Qureshi in semis of Gerry Weber Open
Indian Davis Cupper Rohan Bopanna and his Pakistani partner Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi rallied from a set down to advance to the semi-finals of the Gerry Weber Open with a 4-6, 7-6(5), 10-4 victory over Dustin Brown of Germany and France's Gael Monfils at Halle, Germany, on Wednesday.
Sania loses in first round of AEGON Classic
Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza crashed out in the first round of the women's singles at the AEGON Classic tennis tournament in Birmingham, losing to Tamira Paszek of Austria 3-6, 6-4, 2-6.
Roddick survives ace barrage by Lopez at Queen's
Andy Roddick's right shoulder survived a bruising examination by Spaniard Feliciano Lopez on Tuesday as the American opened his grasscourt season with a 7-6, 6-7, 6-4 victory in the second round at Queen's Club.
BBC to broadcast Wimbledon finals in 3D
The BBC will broadcast the Wimbledon Championship finals live in 3D.
Berdych saves match points to advance in Halle
Last year's Wimbledon runner-up Tomas Berdych survived a major first-round scare at the Halle Open on Tuesday, saving three match points to struggle past 169th ranked Belgian Ruben Bemelmans 5-7, 7-6, 6-4.
June 07, 2011Serena Williams to return to tennis at Eastbourne
Serena Williams is set to return to tennis at the Wimbledon warm-up event in Eastbourne starting on Saturday, after a year sidelined by illness and injury.
June 06, 2011Sania rises in doubles ranking
Sania Mirza attained a new high after a career-best doubles ranking of 14, and along with Russian partner Elena Vesnina became world No 3 in the WTA Championship race following their French Open runners-up finish.
June 05, 2011Nadal beats Federer for sixth French Open title
Rafa Nadal sealed a record-equalling sixth French Open title with a 7-5, 7-6, 5-7 6-1 win over Roger Federer on Sunday to continue his dominance on clay over his great rival.
Champion Li glad she came back to the sport
French Open champion Li Na could so easily have slipped away from tennis but the first Chinese player to win a grand slam singles title was glad she stuck to the task after adding 500,000 followers to her blog in hours.
Mirnyi and Nestor win doubles final in Paris
Max Mirnyi of Belarus and Canadian Daniel Nestor beat surprise south American pairing Eduardo Schwank and Colombian Juan Sebastian Cabal 7-6, 3-6, 6-4 to win the French Open doubles title Saturday.
June 04, 2011FACTBOX - The rise of China's women
Milestones in the progress of Chinese women's tennis after Li Na won the final of the French Open on Saturday.
Li beats Schiavone to win French Open title
China's Li Na beat last year's champion Francesca Schiavone 6-4, 7-6 in the French Open final on Saturday to become the first player from an Asian nation to win a grand slam singles title.
Djokovic out of Queen's, Murray a doubt
World number two Novak Djokovic pulled out of the pre-Wimbledon Queen's Club tournament in the wake of his epic 7-6, 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 defeat by Roger Federer in the French Open semi-finals on Friday.
Loss hard to swallow but I'm satisfied: Sania
The French Open final loss is hard to swallow, admits Sania Mirza, but the Indian tennis ace also feels a sense of satisfaction at finishing runners-up in the women's doubles event.
June 03, 2011Nadal to face Federer in French Open final
Roger Federer will face World No 1 Rafael Nadal in the final of the French Open after the Swiss beat Serbian Novak Djokovic 7-6, 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 in the semifinal of the French Open on Friday.
Czech pair too good for Sania-Vesnina in final
Sania Mirza failed to add another Grand Slam title to her collection, as she and Elena Vesnina were beaten in the final of the women's doubles at the French Open on Friday. The Indian ace and her Russian partner, seeded seventh, were beaten 4-6, 3-6 by the unseeded Czech duo of Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka in the final.
China rallies for Li's second tilt at glory
Trailblazer Li Na already has the distinction of being Asia's first to break into a Grand Slam singles final after her brilliant run at the Australian Open in January.
June 02, 2011Li, Schiavone to clash in French Open final
China's Li Na overcame Maria Sharapova 6-4, 7-5 in Thursday's first semi-final and boosted her bid to become the first Asian to win a Grand Slam singles title, while Francesca Schiavone got the better of Marion Bartoli 6-3, 6-3 in the second semi-final.
Sania-Vesnina in French Open doubles final
Sania Mirza stormed into her first Grand Slam doubles final. She and her Russian partner Elena Vesnina defeated the American duo of Liezel Huber and Lisa Raymond in a thrilling three-setter in the semi-finals of the French Open in Paris on Wednesday.
June 01, 2011Bopanna-Qureshi go down fighting in French Open
Indian Davis Cupper Rohan Bopanna and his Pakistani partner Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi squandered a one-set lead as they went down fighting to top-ranked American pair of Bob and Mike Bryan in the quarter-finals of
Sharapova, Li set up semis showdown
Maria Sharapova and Li Na set up a French Open semi-final clash of styles after Russian elegance and Chinese determination powered them past their last-eight opponents on Wednesday.
Federer produces masterclass
A gale force in the shape of Roger Federer blew aside local favourite Gael Monfils 6-4, 6-3, 7-6 on a blustery Tuesday at the French Open as the Swiss set up a mouth-watering French Open semi-final with Novak Djokovic.
May 31, 2011Koellerer banned for life for match-fixing
Austrian tennis player Daniel Koellerer has been banned from the sport for life for match-fixing, the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) said on Tuesday.
Murray battles past Troicki in rolled-over match
Fourth seed Andy Murray battled into the French Open quarter-finals by beating Viktor Troicki 4-6, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, 7-5 on Tuesday after the pair returned to court for a one-set shootout.
I'm not playing well enough to win: Nadal
Rafa Nadal said he was not playing well enough to lift the French Open title despite breezing past Ivan Ljubicic in their fourth-round match on Monday.
May 30, 2011Sania-Elena upset top seeds, enter semis
Sania Mirza and and her partner Elena Vesnina shocked top seeds Gisela Dulko and Flavia Pennetta 6-0, 7-5 to reach the women's doubles semi-finals in the French Open, on Monday.
Bopanna-Qureshi in French Open quarter-finals
Indian Davis Cupper Rohan Bopanna and his Pakistani partner Aisam-ul-haq Qureshi advanced to the French Open men's doubles quarter-finals after a straight-set win over Andrey Golubev of Kazakhstan and Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan. The fifth seeded Indo-Pak pair beat their unseeded opponents 6-3, 7-5 in a third round match that lasted 69 minutes.
Li, Djokovic advance in very different ways
Li Na was pushed to the limit before she sealed a spot in the French Open quarter-finals on Monday but winning machine Novak Djokovic did not need to hit a ball to take his place in the men's last four.
May 29, 2011French Open: Sania-Elena in quarters, Bhupathi out
Sania Mirza, on Sunday, reached her first ever French Open women's doubles quarter-finals with partner Elena Vesnina but Mahesh Bhuapthi's campaign ended after suffering a second round defeat in the mixed doubles along with Jie Zheng.
May 28, 2011Nadal calls for two-year rolling ranking system
World number one Rafa Nadal called on tennis authorities to enforce a two-year rolling ranking system to preserve the health of players.
Djokovic battles through to round 4
A relentless Novak Djokovic shrugged off Juan Martin Del Potro while Andy Murray overcame a nasty ankle injury as the second and fourth seeds joined champion Rafa Nadal in the French Open fourth round on Saturday.
Women's game suffers just like fall of top seeds
One French Open pundit this week described world number one Caroline Wozniacki as playing 'moonballing nonsense' and after the Dane and second seed Kim Clijsters crashed out, the women's game generally is under fire.
Paes-Bhupathi knocked out of French Open
Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi bowed out of the French Open men's doubles event with a straight-set defeat against unseeded Australian combination of Stephen Huss and Ashley Fisher in Paris on Saturday.
May 27, 2011Top seed Wozniacki humbled by Hantuchova
World number one Caroline Wozniacki suffered another Grand Slam nightmare as she was comprehensively beaten 6-1, 6-3 by Slovakian Daniela Hantuchova in Paris, on Friday.
Stosur beaten by Dulko in third round
Last year's runner-up Samantha Stosur was knocked out in the French Open third round after a 6-4, 1-6, 6-3 defeat by Argentina's Gisela Dulko on Friday.
Nadal still not happy after smoother victory
Rafael Nadal enjoyed a smoother time after a bumpy ride in his opening match but a 7-5, 6-3, 7-6 win over fellow Spaniard Pablo Andujar in the French Open second round on Thursday still did not satisfy the champion.
Is gluten-free diet the way to go in tennis?
Novak Djokovic says his unbeaten run is down to his special, gluten-free diet and now Sabine Lisicki hopes she too will benefit in the long run after discovering she is allergic to wheat products.
May 26, 2011Sharapova survives scare to advance into Rnd 3
Former world number one Maria Sharapova battled back from a torrid start against French teenager Caroline Garcia to book her place in the French Open third round with a 3-6, 6-4, 6-0 victory on Thursday.
French Open: Paes-Bhupathi rally into second round
The Indian duo of Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi rallied from a set down to score a 2-6, 6-3, 6-2 victory over the German pair of Tommy Haas and Philipp Petzschner in the first round of the French Open men's doubles competition, in Paris on Thursday.
Sania bows out of French Open singles
Sania Mirza failed to break the second round jinx at the French Open, crashing out of the tournament after a straight sets defeat to Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland in the women's singles, in Paris, on Thursday. The Indian ace lost 2-6, 4-6 to the 12th-seeded Radwanska in an hour and 16 minutes.
Rus knocks Clijsters out of French Open
Unseeded Arantxa Rus of the Netherlands produced the biggest upset of the 2011 French Open when she knocked out second seed Kim Clijsters in the women's singles second round.
Paes, Bhupathi advance in mixed doubles
The seventh seeded Indo-Czech pair of Paes and Iveta Benesova brushed aside Frenchwoman Aravine Rezai and her Bulgarian partner Grigor DiMitrov 6-3, 6-1 in only 52 minutes. However, Bhupathi and his Chinese partner Jie Zheng had to fight hard before getting the better of Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic and Ukrain's Sergiy Stakhovsky 6-7 (3-7), 6-0, 10-8.
May 24, 2011Former champ Ivanovic loses in first round
Former champion Ana Ivanovic slumped to a 7-6, 0-6, 6-2 first round defeat to unheralded Swede Johanna Larsson at the French Open on Tuesday.
Somdev crashes out of French Open singles
India's Somdev Devvarman crashed out of the French Open in Paris on Tuesday, after losing in straight sets to Croatian big-serving giant Ivan Ljubicic in the first round.
May 23, 2011Berdych knocked out by French qualifier
Tomas Berdych became the first top-10 seed to fall at the French Open when he unexpectedly lost to qualifier Stephane Robert in the first round on Monday. Czech Berdych, the sixth seed and a semi-finalist last year, was beaten 3-6, 3-6, 6-2, 6-2, 9-7 on Court Two.
Paes-Bhupathi seeded third at French Open
Aiming to win their third French Open crown together, Indian veterans Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi have been seeded third in the clay-court Grand Slam. They open their campaign against the German pair of Tommy Haas and Philipp Petzschner.
Sania off to flying start at French Open
Sania Mirza beat Germany's Kristina Barrois 6-3, 6-3 in her first round match at the French Open 2011.
Djokovic will be feeling invincible, says Becker
Novak Djokovic will begin his French Open quest feeling "invincible" on Monday, according to former world number one Boris Becker.
May 22, 2011Injured Hewitt pulls out of French Open
Former world number one Lleyton Hewitt of Australia has pulled out of the French Open because of a left ankle injury, organisers said on Sunday.
May 21, 2011Brussels Open: Wozniacki downs Schiavone
Caroline Wozniacki gained a valuable confidence boost ahead of next week's French Open when she beat last year's Roland Garros winner Francesca Schiavone 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 in their Brussels Open semi-final on Friday.
May 20, 2011Uphill task for Somdev, Sania at French Open
India's Somdev Devvarman and Sania Mirza have been handed tough draws in their respective singles at the French Open, starting Sunday. Somdev will face Ivan Ljubicic of Croatia, while Sania has been drawn against Kristina Barrois of Germany.
Injured Roddick pulls out of French Open
American Andy Roddick has pulled out of the French Open because of a shoulder injury, organisers said on Thursday.
May 18, 2011Djokovic run beats my '84 streak: McEnroe
Novak Djokovic's 37-match winning streak since the start of the year is already more impressive than the record 42 consecutive wins posted by John McEnroe in 1984, the American said on Tuesday.
Del Potro says he will be at French Open
Former U.S. Open champion Juan Martin del Potro will play at the French Open starting this weekend, the Argentine said on Tuesday.
Andy Roddick a doubt for French Open
Former U.S. Open champion Andy Roddick has pulled out of this week's Nice Open with a shoulder injury and may not be fully fit for the French Open starting on Sunday.
May 17, 2011Sania bows out of France WTA event
Sania Mirza's preparations for the French Open were hurt as she suffered first round defeats in the singles and doubles events of a WTA tournament in Strasbourg.
Clijsters to return from injury at French Open
World number two Kim Clijsters has confirmed she will make her comeback from a two-month injury layoff at the French Open, the Belgian said on Monday.
Djokovic qualifies for ATP World Tour finals
Novak Djokovic's tremendous run of form since the start of the year means the Serb has already booked his spot at the ATP World Tour finals in London.
May 16, 2011Somdev ousted from Nice Open
Somdev Devvarman suffered his second consecutive first round defeat, losing in straight sets to local player Adrian Mannarino in the euro 450,000 ATP Nice Open, in Nice, France. Ranked 66, the unseeded Indian lost 3-6, 6-7(7) to the French opponent, placed 13 places above him in the ATP ranking chart.
Victory signals new beginning for Maria Sharapova
Former world number one Maria Sharapova described her victory over Samantha Stosur at the Italian Open on Sunday as a new start.
Beaten Nadal proclaims Djokovic Paris favourite
World number one Rafa Nadal acclaimed Novak Djokovic as the man to beat at the French Open after losing to the Serbian in straight sets on clay for the second time in a week at the Rome Masters on Sunday.
Djokovic floors Nadal again to claim Rome title
Novak Djokovic continued his domination over world number one Rafa Nadal ahead of the French Open by claiming the Rome Masters crown 6-4, 6-4 on Sunday to stretch his unbeaten run this year to 37 matches.
May 15, 2011Sharapova outclasses Stosur to take Rome crown
Former world number one Maria Sharapova warmed up in style for the French Open by cruising to her first title in a year with a 6-2, 6-4 win over an an out-of-sorts Samantha Stosur at the Italian Open on Sunday.
World No 1 Wozniacki falls to Sharapova
Maria Sharapova and Samantha Stosur signalled their return to form ahead of Roland Garros after setting up a final showdown at the Italian Open on Saturday.
Djokovic battles past gutsy Murray
Rafa Nadal and Novak Djokovic will clash at the Rome Masters in another dream showpiece on clay after winning their semi-finals Saturday in vastly different circumstances with the French Open just over a week away.
May 14, 2011Nadal storms past Gasquet to reach Rome final
World number one Rafa Nadal set up the prospect of another mouthwatering claycourt final against Novak Djokovic after beating Richard Gasquet 7-5, 6-1 in the Rome Masters semi-finals on Saturday.
Venus Williams pulls out of French Open: WTA
Venus Williams has joined her sister Serena in withdrawing from the French Open because of injury, the WTA said on Saturday.
Nadal keeps top ranking after making Rome semis
Rafa Nadal made sure of retaining his world number one status at the French Open after cruising past Croat Marin Cilic 6-1, 6-3 in the quarter-finals of the Rome Masters on Friday.
Schiavone falls to Stosur
French Open champion and home favourite Francesca Schiavone lost in the quarter-finals of the Italian Open on Friday as Samantha Stosur gained revenge for defeat in last year's Roland Garros final.
May 13, 2011Schiavone and Wozniacki make Rome last eight
Francesca Schiavone set up a repeat of last year's French Open final against Samantha Stosur in the Italian Open quarter-finals as top seed Caroline Wozniacki also advanced to the last eight on Thursday.
Serena pulls out of French Open
Former world number one Serena Williams has pulled out of the French Open because she has not fully recovered from health issues, organisers said on Thursday.
Federer dumped out as Nadal, Djokovic win
Roger Federer failed to make the quarter-finals of a tournament for the first time in a year on Thursday while Rafa Nadal returned to form in the third round of the Rome Masters despite almost withdrawing with a fever.
May 12, 2011Paes-Bhupathi bow out of Rome Masters
Third seeds Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi crashed out of the Rome Masters after being outplayed in the super tie-breaker by Americas Sam Querrey and John Isner in the second round. The ace Indian pair was beaten 3-6, 6-3, 5-10 by their unseeded opponents in 72 minutes.
Nervy Nadal given a fright
Rafael Nadal flirted with a shock defeat at the Rome Masters as Novak Djokovic stretched his unbeaten run and Roger Federer eased through on Wednesday.
May 11, 2011Ruthless Sharapova storms into last 16
Former world number one Maria Sharapova sounded out a warning to her rivals on Tuesday after demolishing fellow Russian Ekaterina Makarova 6-1, 6-1 in 54 minutes to advance to the third round of the Italian Open.
May 10, 2011Somdev stunned at Zagreb
Second seed Somdev Devvarman suffered a shock first round exit from the singles event of Zagreb Open, an ATP Challenger tournament, after losing in straight sets to local wild card Antonio Veic.
Del Potro doubtful for French Open
Former U.S. Open champion Juan Martin Del Potro has torn a hip muscle and looks almost certain to miss the French Open, his coaching staff said on Monday.
May 09, 2011Somdev rises to 68 in singles rankings
Somdev Devvarman took his singles rankings to a new high by climbing to number 68 in the ATP chart while Sania Mirza rose three rungs to 74 in the WTA list, released on Monday.
Djokovic stuns clay king Nadal in Madrid
A relentless Novak Djokovic dethroned clay king Rafa Nadal on the Spaniard's home soil and maintained his extraordinary season when he stunned the world number one 7-5, 6-4 to win the Madrid Masters title Sunday.
May 08, 2011Kvitova upsets Azarenka to take Madrid Open title
Petra Kvitova claimed the biggest win of her career and a third title of the season when she upset fourth seed Victoria Azarenka 7-6, 6-4 in the final of the Madrid Open on Sunday.
Nadal fights back to beat Federer in Madrid
Rafa Nadal and Roger Federer served up another classic in the 24th chapter of their great rivalry Saturday, Nadal battling back from a set down to win 5-7, 6-1, 6-3 and secure a place in the Madrid Masters final.
May 07, 2011Bopanna-Qureshi out of Madrid Open
Indian Davis Cupper Rohan Bopanna and his partner Aisam-ul-haq Qureshi, seeded fourth, were sent packing from the Madrid Open as the American pair of John Isner and Sam Querrey edged them past via Super tie-breaker.
Nadal to meet Federer in Madrid Open semis
Rafa Nadal cleared the latest hurdle on his quest for a third claycourt title in under a month when he overpowered Frenchman Michael Llodra 6-2, 6-2 Friday to set up a Madrid Masters semi-final against Roger Federer.
Goerges to meet Azarenka in Madrid Open semis
Julia Goerges continued her impressive run on clay by brushing aside Russia's Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-4, 6-2 on Friday to set up a Madrid Open semi-final against fourth seed Victoria Azarenka.
May 06, 2011Nadal through in Madrid after Del Potro quits
World number one Rafa Nadal moved into the quarter-finals of the Madrid Open without hitting a shot on Thursday after his third-round opponent Juan Martin Del Potro withdrew from the clay event with a hip injury.
Top seed Wozniacki ousted by Goerges in Madrid
World number one Caroline Wozniacki was the biggest casualty on a day of shocks at the Madrid Open on Wednesday, falling in the third round to unseeded German Julia Goerges for the second time in two weeks.
May 05, 2011Madrid Open: Sania-Elena enter quarters
Sania Mirza and her Russian partner Elena Vesnina continued their good run at the Madrid Open, storming into the quarter-finals after notching up a straight-set win over Nadia Petrova and Anastasia Rodionova.
Nadal crushes Baghdatis as Federer scrapes through
World number one Rafa Nadal began his quest for a third claycourt title in a month with a 6-1, 6-3 drubbing of unseeded Cypriot Marcos Baghdatis in the Madrid Masters second round Wednesday.
May 04, 2011Sania-Elena in Madrid Open pre-quarters
Sania Mirza and her Russian partner Elena Vesnina advanced to the pre-quarter-finals of the Madrid Open with a come-from-behind win over the eighth seeded Czech team of Iveta Benesova and Barbora Strycova Zahlavova. The unseeded Indo-Russia combination scored a 3-6, 6-1, 10-2 win over their opponents in the first round of the euro 3,500,000 clay-court event.
May 02, 2011Somdev returns to career-best 70
Indian tennis ace Somdev Devvarman gained a place to return to his career-best singles ranking of 70 while Sania Mirza slipped a rung to 77 in the latest charts, released on Monday.
Sania crashes out of Madrid Open
Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza was sent packing from the Madrid open following a first-round defeat to Russia's Elena Vesnina.
April 30, 2011Feisty Djokovic steamrolls into Serbia Open semis
World number two Novak Djokovic settled an old score with a childhood rival when he beat Slovenian Blaz Kavcic 6-3, 6-2 on Friday to reach the Serbia Open semi-finals.
April 29, 2011Somdev goes down fighting against Tipsarevic
After pulling off one of the biggest wins of his career in the last match, Somdev Devvarman gave seventh seed Jano Tipsarevic a run for his money before losing out in a hard-fourth three setter in the quarter-finals of the Serbia Open in Belgrade on Friday.
April 28, 2011Somdev shocks world No 26 Garcia-Lopez
Somdev Devvarman pulled off one of the biggest wins of his career, upsetting world No 26 Guillermo Garcia-Lopez in the second round of the Serbia Open, in Belgrade, on Thursday.
April 25, 2011Nadal floors Ferrer to win sixth Barcelona title
Rafa Nadal underlined his crushing dominance on clay when he overwhelmed Spanish compatriot David Ferrer 6-2, 6-4 to win a sixth Barcelona Open title in seven years on Sunday.
April 24, 2011Nadal floors Ferrer to win sixth Barcelona title
World number one Rafa Nadal underlined his crushing dominance on clay when he overwhelmed Spanish compatriot David Ferrer 6-2, 6-4 to win a sixth Barcelona Open title in seven years on Sunday.
Goerges stuns Wozniacki to win Stuttgart title
Rank outsider Julia Goerges of Germany stunned world number one Caroline Wozniacki 7-6, 6-3 on Sunday to win her first title of the year in front of an ecstatic home crowd.
April 22, 2011Electric Nadal eases past Monfils into Barca semis
World number one Rafael Nadal crushed Gael Monfils of France 6-2, 6-2 to ease into the Barcelona Open semi-finals on Friday.
Wozniacki eases into Stuttgart semi-finals
World number one Caroline Wozniacki survived an early scare to win 10 straight games and crush German Andrea Petkovic 6-4, 6-1 on Thursday for a spot in the last four of the Stuttgart Grand Prix.
April 20, 2011India stay in Jr Davis Cup Asia/Oceania group
India retained its place in the Asia/Oceania group Junior Davis Cup after thrashing Sri Lanka 3-0 in their last match of the World Group qualifying round in New Delhi on Wednesday.
Petkovic sets up Stuttgart clash with Jankovic
Germany's Andrea Petkovic sobbed during a changeover but set up a second round clash against Jelena Jankovic after battling past Austrian qualifier Tamira Paszek 3-6, 6-2, 6-2 in Stuttgart on Tuesday.
India whipped 0-3 by China in Jr Davis Cup
India suffered a 0-3 drubbing at the hands of sixth seeds China to slump to their second consecutive defeat in the Junior Davis Cup Asia/Oceania qualifying round on Tuesday.
Murray pulls out of Barcelona with elbow injury
World number four Andy Murray pulled out of the Barcelona Open on Tuesday due to an elbow injury.
April 19, 2011Wimbledon champs to get more prize-money
The singles champions at Wimbledon will benefit from a prize-money rise that will take their earnings to 1.1 million pound (US $2.9 million) at the 2011 Championships, organisers announced on Tuesday.
Berdych pulls out of Barcelona Open due to illness
World number seven Tomas Berdych has withdrawn from the Barcelona Open due to illness, organisers said on Tuesday.
April 18, 2011India lose junior Davis Cup opener
Shaik Abdullah and Fatehdeep Singh came a cropper in the decisive doubles rubber as India lost the opening tie on the junior Davis Cup Asia/Oceania qualifying round 1-2 to fourth seed Chinese Taipei in Delhi on Monday.
Somdev regains career-best ranking of 71
Somdev Devverman gained a place to be back to career-high singles ranking of 71 while Sania Mirza remained on number 73 in the ranking charts, released on Monday.
April 17, 2011Nadal beats Ferrer for seventh Monte Carlo crown
Rafa Nadal continued his extraordinary love affair with the Monte Carlo Masters by sealing his seventh straight title on the Monaco clay after a 6-4, 7-5 win over fellow Spaniard David Ferrer on Sunday.
Bopanna-Qureshi beaten in Monte Carlo semis
Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi's run at the Monte Carlo Masters ended on Saturday, when they were beaten in the semi-finals.
April 16, 2011Spain's Nadal and Ferrer reach Monte Carlo final
Spaniards Rafa Nadal and David Ferrer will lock horns again in the Monte Carlo Masters final after the claycourt conquistadors sealed contrasting victories in their semi-finals on Saturday.
April 15, 2011Bopanna-Qureshi stun Nestor-Mirnyi to enter semis
The India-Pakistan tennis duo of Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi advanced to the semi-finals of the Monte Carlo ATP Masters tournament, shocking second seeds Daniel Nestor and Max Mirnyi in the quarter-finals on Friday.
April 13, 2011Federer roars through in Monte Carlo clay debut
Roger Federer boasted he could finish a point at will as he reminded the tennis world of his destructive power with a 6-2, 6-1 rout of Philipp Kohlschreiber in the Monte Carlo Masters second round on Tuesday.
April 12, 2011Nieminen sets up Nadal meeting in Monte Carlo
Finland's Jarkko Nieminen will have the dubious honour of facing king of clay Rafael Nadal at the Monte Carlo Masters after shrugging off France's Julien Benneteau 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 in Monday's first round.
April 11, 2011Sania jumps 17 rungs in WTA rankings
Following Sania Mirza's quarter-final appearance in the Family Circle Cup last week, the Indian tennis ace jumped 17 places to 73rd position in the latest WTA singles rankings issued on Monday.
American Sweeting claims first ATP Tour title
American wild card Ryan Sweeting completed his unlikely tournament run by capturing the US Clay Court Championship with a 6-4, 7-6 victory over Japan's Kei Nishikori on Sunday.
Wozniacki claims third title of year
World number one Caroline Wozniacki won her third title of the year on Sunday with a dominant 6-2, 6-3 victory over Russia's Elena Vesnina securing the Family Circle Cup.
Sania-Vesnina lift WTA doubles title
Sania Mirza and her Russian partner Elena Vesnina clinched their second WTA title together, lifting the Family Circle Cup doubles trophy with a straight-set triumph over Americans Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Meghann Shaughnessy in Charleston.
April 10, 2011Sania-Vesnina in Charleston WTA event final
Sania Mirza and her Russian partner Elena Vesnina notched up a straight-set win over Ji Zheng and Peng Shuai to enter the final of the Family Circle Cup WTA event in Charleston, USA.
Wozniacki to face Vesnina in Charleston final
World number one Caroline Wozniacki defeated Serbia's Jelena Jankovic 6-4, 6-4 Saturday to set up a final meeting with Russian Elena Vesnina at the Family Circle Cup.
April 09, 2011Djokovic out of Monte Carlo with knee injury
World number two Novak Djokovic, unbeaten this year, said on Friday he was pulling out of next week's Monte Carlo Masters due to a knee injury.
Peng Shuai ends Sania's fine run
The Indian ace, who made it to the main draw of the Family Circle Cup through the qualifying rounds, won the first set 6-2, but failed to sustain the pace in the next two sets, which she lost 2-6, 2-6.
April 08, 2011Somdev loses to Garcia-Lopez
Somdev Devvarman failed to make it to the quarter-finals of the US men's clay-court championship in Huston. The Indian ace was beaten by third seed Guillermo Garcia-Lopez of Spain 4-6, 1-6.
Sania in quarter-finals of Family Circle Cup
Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza advanced to the quarter-finals of the Family Circle Cup WTA tournament in Charleston, US, with a straight-set victory over Sabine Lisicki of Germany.
April 07, 2011Sania-Elena shock second seeds Huber-Raymond
Sania Mirza and partner Elena Vesnina pulled off a big upset, ousting second seeds and strong contenders Liezel Huber and Lisa Raymond from the Family Circle Cup with a straight-set victory.
April 06, 2011Venus Williams will join US Fed Cup team
Venus Williams will travel to Germany with the US Fed Cup team for their World Group playoff later this month and could be available for duty if fit, American captain Mary Joe Fernandez said on Tuesday.
Stosur to skip Fed Cup world group play off
World number six Samantha Stosur has opted out of Australia's Fed Cup World Group playoff against Ukraine to concentrate on preparing for the clay-court season.
Sania progresses to Charleston pre-quarters
Indian qualifier Sania Mirza edged past Vania King in a three-set battle to book a pre-quarterfinal berth in the WTA Family Circle Cup in Charleston, USA.
Somdev sets up 2nd round clash with World No 26
In a wayward display of tennis Somdev Devvvarman began his clay court season with a 6-2, 6-1 win over America's Robert Kendrick in the first round of the US Men's Clay Court Championship in Houston.
April 05, 2011Sania in second round of Family Circle Cup
Sania Mirza staged a strong recovery after losing the first set to beat Alison Riske of the United States and enter the second round of the Family Circle Cup on Monday. The Indian ace won 2-6, 6-3, 6-3 and set up a meeting with Vania King of the United States.
April 04, 2011Sania Mirza qualifies for Family Circle Cup
Sania Mirza qualified for the singles main draw of the Family Circle Cup, a WTA event, after scoring a straight sets win over Ukraine's Olga Savchuk.
Djokovic sinks Nadal in thrilling Miami final
The victory extends second ranked Djokovic's winning streak to 26 matches going back to last year and follows his victory over the Spaniard in Indian Wells two weeks ago.
April 03, 2011Lee-Hesh clinch Miami title, become World No.1
Adding to the joy of India's World Cup triumph, tennis players Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi won their second title of the season by clinching the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami to become number one in the ATP World Tour Doubles Team Rankings.
April 02, 2011Nadal crushes Federer, meets Djokovic in final
Novak Djokovic, unbeaten this year, and world number one Rafa Nadal will meet in the final of the Sony Ericsson Open on Sunday in a mouthwatering re-match of their gripping encounter in Indian Wells two weeks ago.
April 01, 2011Federer, Nadal to clash in Miami semis
Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer will meet in the semi-finals of the Sony Ericsson Open after the old rivals advanced to the last four in contrasting fashions Thursday.
Paes-Bhupathi in final of Miami event
Third seeds Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi saved a match point en route to a hard-fought three-set win over Oliver Marach and Janko Tipsarevic to book a berth in the final of the Sony Ericsson Open tennis tournament in Miami.
Sharapova overpowers Petkovic to reach final
Maria Sharapova reached her first final in more than seven months with a 3-6, 6-0, 6-2 victory over Germany's Andrea Petkovic at the Sony Ericsson Open on Thursday.
March 31, 2011Fish becomes top-ranked US player with win
Mardy Fish replaced Andy Roddick as the top-ranked American after beating Spain's David Ferrer 7-5, 6-2 on Wednesday to move into the semi-finals of the Sony Ericsson Open.
Clijsters falls to Azarenka in Miami
Belarussian Victoria Azarenka produced some sparkling tennis to defeat an out-of-sorts world number two Kim Clijsters in the quarter-finals of the Sony Ericsson Open on Wednesday.
March 30, 2011Lee-Hesh in Miami Masters quarters
Third seeds Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi got the better of Spain's Marc Lopez and David Marrero to advance to the quarter-finals of the Sony Ericsson ATP Masters Open in Miami on Wednesday. The 'Indian Express' won the second round match against their unseeded opponents 7-6(5), 6-4.
Top tennis trio face little resistance in Miami
Top seeds Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic all cruised into the quarter-finals of the Sony Ericsson Open with straight sets victories on Tuesday.
Petkovic upsets Jankovic, Clijsters survives
Andrea Petkovic pulled off another upset at the Sony Ericsson Open on Tuesday, defeating sixth seed Jelena Jankovic to reach the semi-finals, while Kim Clijsters needed all her big-match experience just to stay in the tournament.
March 29, 2011Bopanna-Qureshi in quarter-finals of Miami Masters
Rohan Bopanna and his Pakistani partner Aisam-ul-haq Qureshi eked out a hard earned win over Michael Mertinak of Slovakia and Dick Norman of Belgium to book a place in the quarter-finals of the Sony Ericsson Open.
Miami: Top seed Wozniacki upset by German Petkovic
World number one Caroline Wozniacki suffered a surprise fourth-round defeat by Germany's Andrea Petkovic in the Sony Ericsson Open on Monday, falling victim to a smart strategy from her lower-ranked opponent.
March 28, 2011Somdev loses to Ferrer
The Indian ace bowed out of the Sony Ericsson Open after a straight sets defeat to world No 6 David Ferrer of Spain. Playing his second consecutive ATP Masters tournament, Somdev lost 4-6, 2-6 to the sixth seed in the third round.
March 27, 2011Ailing Roddick exits, Nadal and Federer advance
Defending champion Andy Roddick made a shock early exit from the Sony Ericsson Open on Saturday, suffering a second round loss to Uruguayan Pablo Cuevas 6-4, 7-6.
March 26, 2011Somdev shocks Raonic, Sania loses
Indian tennis ace Somdev Devvarman maintained his fine run of form, scoring a stunning upset over world No 34 Milos Raonic of Canada to enter the third round of the men's singles in the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami on Friday.
Misery for Murray after another shock defeat
Andy Murray suffered a shock 6-1, 7-5 loss to American qualifier Alex Bogomolov in the second round of the Sony Ericsson Open on Friday, continuing his miserable start to the United States hardcourt season.
March 25, 2011Serena Williams gaming ad deemed too sexy for TV
A new gaming commercial featuring Serena Williams has been deemed too sexy for television. The 60-second advertisement was made to promote 'Top Spin 4', a tennis game made for Wii, but the game's maker 2K Sports rejected it because it was too raunchy, reports the 'Daily Mail'.
March 24, 2011Somdev, Sania make winning start at Miami
Somdev Devvarman and Sania Mirza scored identical and convincing straight sets victories over their respective higher-ranked opponents in the first round of the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami on Wednesday.
March 23, 2011Sania in main draw of Miami WTA
Sania Mirza booked a berth in the main draw of the $4,500,000 WTA Premier event in Miami with an easy straight sets win over Czech Republic's Renata Voracova.
March 22, 2011Sania clears first hurdle at Miami qualifiers
Sania Mirza inched closer to the main draw of the WTA Premier event in Miami with a straight set thrashing of China's Xinyun Han.
Sharapova launches tennis web TV show
Maria Sharapova was in Miami recently to launch a new web-based TV show, but what caught everyone's attention was her huge engagement ring that sparkled in the Florida sun.
March 21, 2011Somdev jumps to number 73 in singles ranking
Reaping rich reward for his fantastic run at the Indian Wells Masters, Somdev Devvarman jumped 11 places to achieve his career-best singles ranking of 73 in the latest ATP list.
Top seed Wozniacki clinches Indian Wells title
Top seed Caroline Wozniacki held off a spirited fightback by Frenchwoman Marion Bartoli to win her 14th WTA title with a 6-1, 2-6, 6-3 victory in the Indian Wells final on Sunday.
Djokovic downs Nadal to lift Indian Wells title
Novak Djokovic claimed his third ATP World Tour title in a perfect season by beating top-seeded Spaniard Rafa Nadal 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 in the final of the Indian Wells ATP tournament on Sunday.
March 20, 2011Indian Wells: Djokovic downs Federer in semis
Novak Djokovic extended his perfect record this season to 17-0 with a thrilling 6-3, 3-6, 6-2 victory over three-times champion Roger Federer on Saturday to reach the Indian Wells final.
March 19, 2011Bhambri rallies past Karanusic for Futures crown
Giant-killer Yuki Bhambri rallied from two match-points down in the second set to score a thrilling 2-6, 7-5, 6-3 victory over No 7 Roko Karanusic of Croatia in the final of the CCI-ITF US$15,000 Men's Futures tennis tournament at the Cricket Club of India, in Mumbai, on Saturday.
Wozniacki, Bartoli reach Indian Wells final
Top seed Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark and 15th-seeded Frenchwoman Marion Bartoli advanced smoothly to the final of the Indian Wells WTA tournament with commanding victories on Friday.
Indian Wells: Djokovic, Federer in semis
Serb Novak Djokovic moved relentlessly into the Indian Wells semi-finals on Friday, setting up a mouth-watering clash in the last four with Roger Federer for the Swiss world number two's ranking.
March 18, 2011Bhambri upsets fourth seeded German
After stunning top seed Karan Rastogi on Thursday, sixth seed Yuki Bhambri turned giant-killer, scalping No 4 Gero Kretschmer of Germany in straight sets, to storm into the final of the CCI-ITF US$15,000 Men's Futures tennis tournament at the Cricket Club of India in Mumbai on Friday.
Indian Wells: Bopanna-Qureshi lose in semis
The Indo-Pak express of Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi suffered an upset defeat at the hands of Belgian Xavier Malisse and Ukrainian Alexandr Dolgopolov in the men's doubles semi-finals to bow out of the BNP Paribas ATP Tour 1000 tournament in Indian Wells on Thursday.
Indian Wells: Rafa downs Karlovic to reach semis
World number one Rafa Nadal withstood a barrage of power serving by Croat Ivo Karlovic to reach the semi-finals of the Indian Wells ATP tournament with a thrilling 5-7, 6-1, 7-6 victory on Thursday.
Indian Wells: Wozniacki, Sharapova in semis
Top seed Caroline Wozniacki advanced to the semi-finals in Indian Wells on Thursday when her opponent Victoria Azarenka of Belarus retired because of a hip injury when trailing 3-0.
March 17, 2011Rastogi, Bhambri in quarter-finals
Top seed Karan Rastogi and No 6 Yuki Bhambri, both of India, registered comfortable second round victories to ease into the quarter-finals of the CCI-ITF US$15,000 men's Futures tennis tournament at the Cricket Club of India, in Mumbai, on Wednesday.
Bopanna-Qureshi pair in Indian Wells semis
The Rohan Bopanna-Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi juggernaut continued to roll in the ATP BNP Paribas Open as the Indo-Pak pair advanced to the semifinals with a straight-set triumph over Serbs Novak Djokovic and Viktor Troicki in Indian Wells on Wednesday.
Ailing Bartoli and Wickmayer reach last four
France's Marion Bartoli shrugged off a stomach bug to reach the Indian Wells WTA tournament's semi-finals with a 6-4, 7-6 victory over former world number one Ana Ivanovic on Wednesday.
Dream run ends on a losing high for Somdev
Indian qualifier Somdev Devvarman ended a dream run at the Indian Wells ATP tournament on Wednesday on a high, despite losing 7-5, 6-4 to world number one Rafa Nadal in the fourth round.
I'm depressed, says ailing Serena
Serena Williams is "at the end of (her) rope" after several physical setbacks that have kept her off the court since July.
March 16, 2011Rastogi, Bhambri in CCI-ITF Futures QF
Top seed Karan Rastogi and No. 6 Yuki Bhambri, both of India, registered comfortable second round wins to ease into the quarter-finals of the CCI-ITF US$15,000 Men's Futures tennis tournament, at the Cricket Club of India, in Mumbai, on Wednesday.
Indian Wells: Federer, Djokovic in fourth round
World number two Roger Federer and Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic each stormed into the fourth round of the Indian Wells ATP tournament with lopsided victories on Tuesday.
Wozniacki battles through, Clijsters out injured
Top seed Caroline Wozniacki battled her way into the last eight at the Indian Wells WTA tournament on Tuesday while twice champion Kim Clijsters retired hurt with a painful shoulder.
Indian Wells: Bopanna-Qureshi stun Lee-Hesh
Third seeds Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi were left to rue missed opportunities as Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi out-witted them in straight sets to enter the doubles quarter-finals of the ATP BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells.
March 15, 2011ITF Futures: Gajjar shocks 5th seed Melzer
Unseeded Rohan Gajjar of India caused the first upset in the CCI-ITF US$15,000 men's Futures tennis tournament when he stunned fifth seed Gerald Melzer of Austria in the first round at the Cricket Club of India in Mumbai on Tuesday.
Safina re-discovers winning feeling after dark day
Barely a month after considering quitting the sport, Russian Dinara Safina celebrated being back in the winner's circle at the Indian Wells WTA tournament on Monday.
Indian Wells: Somdev beats Malisse, meets Nadal
Indian tennis ace Devvarman defeated Belgian Xavier Malisse 6-1, 3-6, 7-6 (5) in a two-hour third round contest at Indian Wells on Monday to set up a meeting with World No 1 Rafael Nadal next.
Injured Soderling departs, Nadal breezes through
Swede Robin Soderling said he was stupid for playing with an injury on Monday after becoming the highest-seeded casualty at the Indian Wells ATP tournament where Rafa Nadal cruised into the fourth round.
March 14, 2011Roy, Sharan score in CCI-ITF Futures
Rupesh Roy and qualifier Divij Sharan of India kicked off their campaigns with impressive wins, as the main draw got under way in the CCI-ITF US$15,000 Men's Futures Tennis Tournament, at the Cricket Club of India in Mumbai, on Monday. Southpaw Sharan overcame compatriot and wild card Lakshit Sood 6-3, 7-6, while Roy beat Tristan-Samuel Weissborn of Austria 7-6, 6-1 in close first round contests.
Federer, Djokovic and Roddick reach third round
Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Andy Roddick each launched their title bids in triumphant style at the Indian Wells ATP tournament on Sunday without losing a set in the second round.
Clijsters concerned by nagging shoulder pain
A lingering shoulder problem has given world number two Kim Clijsters increased cause for concern with the WTA Tour's claycourt season fast approaching.
March 13, 2011Somdev stuns Baghdatis at Indian Wells
Somdev, India's No 1 tennis player, sent his 19th seed opponent packing 7-5, 6-0 in a second round match of the US $3,645,000 prize-money hard court ATP event.
Seeds Murray and Ferrer make early exits
Fifth seed Andy Murray, sixth-seeded David Ferrer and defending champion Ivan Ljubicic all fell by the wayside on a day of startling upsets at the Indian Wells ATP tournament on Saturday.
Wozniacki eases through at Indian Wells
Top seed Caroline Wozniacki barely raised a sweat as she pummelled American wildcard Sloane Stephens 6-3, 6-2 in the second round of the Indian Wells WTA tournament on Saturday.
March 07, 2011Davis Cup: India cave in to Serbia
Holders Serbia avoided any more scares to complete a 4-1 victory over India in the Davis Cup on Sunday and Germany joined them in the quarter-finals as Philipp Petzschner edged them to victory in a thriller in Croatia. The United States also booked a home quarter-final against favourites Spain as Andy Roddick gave them a 3-1 lead in Chile with victory over Paul Capdeville.
March 06, 2011Davis World Group campaign ends as Somdev loses
Somdev Devvarman lost the first reverse singles in the Davis Cup World Group tie against Serbia, 4-6, 2-6, 5-7, to world No 18 Viktor Troicki, as India conceded an unredeemable 1-3 lead against the top seeds and defending champions.
Nadal commits to Spain's Davis Cup quarter-final
Rafa Nadal will make himself available for Spain's Davis Cup quarter-final against United States or Chile in July, the world number one said after Saturday's victory over Belgium.
March 05, 2011Davis Cup: Somdev-Bopanna go down fighting
India badly missed Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhuapthi as Rohan Bopanna and Somdev Devvarman lost the crucial doubles rubber to hand a 2-1 lead to top seeds and defending champions Serbia in the Davis Cup World Group first round tie, in Novi Sad, Serbia, on Saturday.
Somdev stuns Tipsarevic to draw India level
After Viktor Troicki scraped past Rohan Bopanna, a player 600 rungs below him on the tennis ladder, 6-3, 6-3, 5-7, 3-6, 6-3 India hit back in the Davis Cup tie when their highest-ranked player Somdev Devvarman stunned Janko Tipsarevic 7-5, 7-5, 7-6.
March 04, 2011Davis Cup: Bopanna goes down fighting
Rohan Bopanna put up a gallant fight against world number 18 Viktor Troicki before losing as India conceded a 0-1 lead against top seed and defending champions Serbia in the first round of the Davis Cup World Group tie in Novi Sad on Friday.
Study claims Connors the greatest, Federer No 7
A scientist from Northwestern University in Illinois has claimed to have solved the debate over who is the best male tennis player of all time.
March 03, 2011Serena back home after blood clot treatment
Serena Williams was recovering at her Los Angeles home after undergoing emergency treatment for a blood clot in one of her lungs, the former world number one confirmed on Wednesday.
February 27, 2011Zvonareva stuns No 1 Wozniacki for Qatar crown
World number three Vera Zvonareva swept past top ranked Caroline Wozniacki 6-4, 6-4 to land her first title in over a year at the Qatar Ladies Open on Saturday.
February 26, 2011Djokovic beats Federer for Dubai title
Defending champion Novak Djokovic won his third consecutive title at the Dubai championships when he defeated top seed Roger Federer 6-3, 6-3 in just 71 minutes on Saturday.
Wozniacki, Zvonareva in Qatar final
Dane Wozniacki avenged defeats in her last two meetings with Marion Bartoli by thrashing the Frenchwoman 6-1, 6-1 while second seed Zvonareva battled past fifth seed and former world number one Jelena Jankovic of Serbia 6-1, 2-6, 6-4.
Djokovic to defend Dubai title against Federer
Defending champion Novak Djokovic will face top seed and four-times former champion Roger Federer in the final of the Dubai championships after a dramatic victory over Tomas Berdych on Friday.
February 25, 2011Wozniacki, Zvonereva through to Qatar semi-finals
World number one Caroline Wozniacki reeled off 12 successive games to ease into the semi-finals of the Qatar Open after a 6-2, 6-0 demolition of Italian Flavia Pennetta on Thursday.
Djokovic, Federer battle into Dubai semi-finals
Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic and top seed Roger Federer survived early onslaughts to reach the semi-finals of the Dubai championships on Thursday.
February 24, 2011Wozniacki through to Qatar quarters
World number one Caroline Wozniacki moved into the quarter-finals of the Qatar Open with a 6-3, 6-2 win over Russian Nadia Petrova but third seed Francesca Schiavone was upset by China's Peng Shuai on Wednesday.
February 23, 2011Federer eases past Somdev in Dubai
Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic began his bid for a third successive Dubai title with a comfortable 6-3, 6-3 win over France's Michael Llodra on Tuesday.
February 22, 2011Croatian Ancic retires at age 26
Former world number seven Mario Ancic has retired at the age of 26 to become a lawyer after years battling illness and injury.
February 21, 2011Wozniacki beats Kuznetsova to claim Dubai title
Caroline Wozniacki took just 75 minutes to defeat 16th seeded Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-1, 6-3 in the final of the Dubai championships on Sunday.
Roddick outlasts Raonic in thrilling Memphis final
Andy Roddick won the 30th title of his career with a diving forehand winner to cap a thrilling 7-6, 6-7, 7-5 win over red-hot Canadian Milos Raonic in the final of the Memphis Championships on Sunday.
Almagro continues clay streak to win title
Spain's Nicolas Almagro won his second title in successive weeks on Sunday when he beat Juan Ignacio Chela 6-3, 3-6, 6-4 in the final of the Buenos Aires Open.
February 20, 2011Soderling, Cilic reach Marseille final
Top seed Robin Soderling powered into the Marseille Open final with a 7-5, 6-1 win over Dmitry Tursunov on Saturday and Marin Cilic joined him after a much sterner test.
Roddick to face red-hot Raonic in Memphis final
Top seed Andy Roddick advanced to the Memphis Championship final with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Juan Martin Del Potro on Saturday and will face big-hitting Canadian Milos Raonic.
Wozniacki to play Kuznetsova in Dubai final
Caroline Wozniacki reached the final of the Dubai tennis championships by beating Serbian sixth seed Jelena Jankovic 7-5, 6-3 on Saturday.
Mahesh, Lara Dutta say 'I do'
Tennis star Mahesh Bhupati and Bollywood actress Lara Dutta exchanged wedding vows in Victorian style at the sunset point of the erstwhile Portuguese fort of Aguada in Pananji on Saturday.
February 19, 2011Wozniacki regains world number one ranking
Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki regained her status as world number one when she defeated Israeli Shahar Peer 6-2, 6-4 to reach the semi-finals of the Dubai tennis championships on Friday.
Raonic in Memphis semi-final, to crack top 50
Surging Canadian Milos Raonic will make his debut in the top 50 of the world rankings next week thanks to a 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 quarter-final win over American Robert Kendrick at the Memphis Championships on Friday. The 20-year-old Raonic, fresh off his first tournament win on Sunday at the San Jose Open, utilised his powerful serve and unleashed 20 aces to beat Kendrick in one hour and 53 minutes.
February 18, 2011Roddick, Querrey to face Chile in Davis Cup
World number eight Andy Roddick and 18th-ranked Sam Querrey will represent the United States in a first-round Davis Cup tie against Chile next month, captain Jim Courier said on Thursday.
Kuznetsova gains revenge for loss to Schiavone
Russia's Svetlana Kuznetsova beat Francesca Schiavone at the Dubai championships on Thursday to avenge her epic Australian Open defeat in the longest Grand Slam women's singles match of the professional era.
February 17, 2011Wozniacki through after Chakvetadze retires
Caroline Wozniacki's first match since losing the world No.1 ranking ended dramatically on Wednesday at the Dubai Championships when opponent Anna Chakvetadze collapsed on court while serving for the second set.
Wawrinka beats Hanescu to reach last 8
Swiss second seed Stanislas Wawrinka was pushed again to three sets before he progressed to the quarter-finals of the Buenos Aires Open on Wednesday.
February 16, 2011Murray pulls out of Dubai, cites injury
Beaten Australian Open finalist Andy Murray has pulled out of next week's $1.6 million Dubai Open, citing a wrist injury.
Murray pulls out of Dubai, cites injury
Beaten Australian Open finalist Andy Murray has pulled out of next week's $1.6 million Dubai Open, citing a wrist injury.
February 15, 2011Wozniacki takes demotion in her stride
Caroline Wozniacki said she was looking on the bright side after losing the world number one ranking to Kim Clijsters.
February 14, 2011Raonic stuns Verdasco to claim San Jose title
Canadian prospect Milos Raonic enhanced his growing reputation with a stunning 7-6, 7-6 upset victory over top seed and defending champion Fernando Verdasco to win his first title at the San Jose Open on Sunday.
February 13, 2011Soderling beats Tsonga to retain Rotterdam title
Swede Robin Soderling retained his World Indoor Tournament title by outlasting Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 on Sunday.
Roland Garros to remain venue for French Open
Tradition won the day on Sunday when the French tennis federation decided to keep the French Open at a renovated Roland Garros and rejected plans to move the tournament to the Paris suburbs from 2016.\
Soderling sets up final with Tsonga in Rotterdam
Swede Robin Soderling is one win away from retaining his World Indoor tournament title after beating Victor Troicki 7-5, 6-4 in the semi-finals on Saturday.
Verdasco overpowers Del Potro to reach final
Defending champion Fernando Verdasco ended Juan Martin del Potro's hopes of reaching a first final following a long injury layoff with a 6-4, 6-4 victory in the semi-finals of the San Jose Open on Saturday.
February 12, 2011Tennis: Monfils withdraws after San Jose win
Second seed Gael Monfils withdrew from the San Jose Open tournament on Friday after defeating American wild card Tim Smyczek 6-4, 7-6 in the quarter-finals.
February 11, 2011Soderling survives scare in Rotterdam
Defending champion Robin Soderling came within a point of losing to Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber at the World Indoor tournament on Thursday before sealing a quarter-final spot with a 6-3, 5-7, 7-6 victory.
Dokic seals Clijsters date in Paris Open
Jelena Dokic let out a huge yelp of delight after outgunning fifth seed Nadia Petrova 6-4, 7-6 at the Paris Open on Thursday to book a meeting with Kim Clijsters in the last eight.
February 10, 2011Raonic upsets Blake
Canadian Milos Raonic continued his impressive early-season form by beating former world number four James Blake in straight sets in their second-round clash at the San Jose Open on Wednesday. The confident, big serving 20-year-old showed his mettle in a 6-2, 7-6 triumph to set up a quarter-final against Lithuanian Richard Berankis, who defeated American Donald Young 6-4, 5-7, 7-5.
Rotterdam ATP: Murray blown away by Baghdatis
Andy Murray's first match since losing his third grand slam final ended in defeat on Wednesday when he was knocked out of the World Indoor Tournament by unseeded Cypriot Marcos Baghdatis.
Clijsters survives scare to progress in Paris
Kim Clijsters lost the first set but roared back to beat Germany's Kristina Barrois 4-6, 6-2, 6-0 in the second round of the Paris Open on Wednesday.
February 09, 2011David Ferrer falls at first hurdle in Rotterdam
Australian Open semi-finalist David Ferrer failed to get past the first round at the World Indoor Tournament after being surprisingly swept aside 6-3, 6-4 by unseeded Finn Jarkko Nieminen on Tuesday.
February 07, 2011Somdev jumps to career best 80 in ATP ranking
Somdev Devvarman jumped 30 places to reach career best singles ranking of 80 in the ATP charts following his stupendous show at the SA Tennis Open, where he ended runner-up.
Somdev misses title again, ends runner-up at SA
An ATP singles title slipped out of Somdev Devvarman's hands for the second time in his career as the Indian lost the fiercely-fought summit clash of the SA Tennis Open to local favourite Kevin Anderson in Johannesburg on Sunday.
February 06, 2011Holders Italy complete Fed Cup win over Australia
Francesca Schiavone repeated her French Open final triumph over Samantha Stosur on Sunday as Fed Cup holders Italy completed a 4-1 victory over Australia in their World Group last eight tie.
Somdev in final of SA Open
India's Somdev Devvarman and South Africa's Kevin Anderson will clash in the final of the SA Tennis Open after scoring contrasting semi-final victories on Saturday. While fourth-seeded Anderson fought back after losing a first-set tie-breaker for a 6-7 (3-7), 6-0, 6-4 victory over Frenchman Adrian Mannarino, Devvarman dashed hopes of the final being an all-South Africa affair earlier with a 6-2, 6-4 win over wild card Izak Van der Merwe.
February 05, 2011Australia's Groth stuns Schiavone on Fed Cup debut
Jarmila Groth marked her first Fed Cup appearance for Australia with a shock win against French Open champion Francesca Schiavone as holders Italy shared the opening singles in their first round tie in Hobart on Saturday.
Fed Cup: India fall to Group II of Asia/Oceania
India's campaign at the Fed Cup turned worst as it was relegated to Group II of the Asia/Oceania Zone after losing the play-off tie 1-2 to Chinese Taipei in Nonthaburi on Saturday.
Somdev advances to South African Open semis
Commonwealth and Asian Games gold-medallist Somdev Devvarman advanced to the semi-final of the South African Open after he fought back from a set down to beat local hope Rik de Voest.
February 04, 2011Somdev-Martin knocked out of SA Open
Somdev Devvarman and David Martin bowed out of the doubles event of the South African Tennis Open after losing the closely fought quarter-final against Karol Beck and Dudi Sela.
February 03, 2011Somdev enters SA open quarters
Somdev Devvarman progressed to the singles quarter-finals of the ATP South Africa Tennis Open with a straight sets win over giant killer Jesse Huta Galung in Johannesburg, on Wednesday.
February 02, 2011Nadal sidelined for 10 days with muscle damage
World number one Rafael Nadal damaged a muscle in his right leg during his Australian Open quarter-final defeat by Spanish compatriot David Ferrer and needs around 10 days to recover.
January 30, 2011Djokovic thrashes Murray to win Australian Open
Novak Djokovic beat Andy Murray in straight sets to win the men's singles title at the Australian Open on Sunday. The Serb, seeded third, needed 159 minutes to overcome his fifth-seeded opponent 6-4, 6-2, 6-3 in a one-sided contest at Melbourne Park.
Somdev aims to reach top 70 in two months
Indian tennis star Somdev Devraman's top priority at the moment is to get back into the top 100 in ATP rankings and then go for top 70 in the next couple of months.
January 29, 2011Lee-Hesh fail to cross Aus Open hurdle
The Australian Open trophy continued to elude Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi as the re-united 'Indian Express' could not stop Mike and Bob Bryan from scoring a hat-trick of titles at the Melbourne Park on Saturday.
Now call me 'Aussie Kim', says champion Clijsters
Belgian Kim Clijsters said she had finally earned her nickname "Aussie Kim" after beating China's Li Na 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 to capture her first Australian Open title on Saturday.
Clijsters rallies past Li to win Australian Open
Kim Clijsters recovered from a set down to beat Li Na 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 to win the Australian Open on Saturday after the Chinese imploded under pressure in the second set and took out her frustrations on her country's fans.
South Korean captain Park quits internationals
South Korea captain Park Ji-sung, considered one of Asia's finest players of the last decade, has retired from international football after their third place finish at the Asian Cup, coach Cho Kwang-rae said.
January 28, 2011Martin ousts Somdev from Singapore Challenger
Little-known 21-year-old Andrej Martin of Slovakia created the biggest upset in the Singapore ATP Challenger, upsetting Asian Games gold medalist and top seed Somdev Devevarman of India to enter the semi-finals on Friday. On a cloudy day at the Kallang Tennis Centre, the 177-ranked Martin outpaced Somdev to register a 6-3, 6-4 win in 85 minutes.
Murray grinds past Ferrer into Aus Open final
Andy Murray ground down David Ferrer 4-6, 7-6, 6-1, 7-6 on Friday to reach his second consecutive Australian Open final, raising British hopes of ending a 75-year drought for a men's singles grand slam champion.
Dulko-Pennetta win women's doubles at Aus Open
Argentine Gisela Dulko and Italy's Flavia Pennetta beat Eastern Europeans Victoria Azarenka and Maria Kirilenko 2-6, 7-5, 6-1 to win the Australian Open women's doubles titles on Friday.
Somdev in doubles semis at Singapore Challenger
Asian Games gold medallist, Somdev Devvarman combined with South African Rik De Voest to script a come-from-behind win over Dmitry Tursonov of Russia and Chinese Taipei's Jimmy Wang and advance to the semi-final of the men's doubles event at the Singapore ATP Challenger.
January 27, 2011Somdev in last eight of Singapore Challenger
Top seed Somdev Devvarman registered a straight sets victory over Australia's John Millman to enter into the quarter-finals of the Singapore ATP Challenger, while Karan Rastogi bowed out of the event after losing to Russia's Dmitry Tursonov in the second round. Somdev played some intelligent tennis to win 6-4, 6-3 in just 90 at the Kallang tennis centre, in Singapore.
Djokovic stuns Federer to enter final
Novak Djokovic got the better of defending champion Roger Federer on Thursday to get into the men's final of the Australian Open for the second time. The Serb, a champion at Melbourne in 2008, ended the Swiss player's hopes of a fifth title Down Under with a 7-6, 7-5, 6-4 win.
Saina, Kashyap lose in second round at Korean Open
Saina Nehwal made a disappointing return from injury, suffering a shock defeat to Japan's Sayaka Sato in the second round of the women's singles at the Korean Super Series in Seoul on Thursday. The world No 4 Indian was beaten by Sayaka 21-17, 19-21, 11-21 in 53 minutes. P Kashyap was also a second round casualty after losing 16-21, 13-21 to third seed Peter Hoeg Gade of Denmark in 38 minutes, in the men's singles.
Li makes history, is first Chinese in major final
China's Li Na upset world number one and top seed Caroline Wozniacki 3-6, 7-5, 6-3 to reach the final of the Australian Open on Thursday.
Paes, Bhupathi race into Australian Open final
Ace Indian pair of Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi are one step away from securing the lone trophy missing from their cabinets. The third seeds got the better of the second-seeded pair of Daniel Nestor of Cananda and Max Mirnyi of Belarus 7-6, 4-6, 6-3 to make it to the final of the Australian Open.
Want to be back on Davis Cup squad: Rastogi
India's No 2 tennis player Karan Rastogi wants to win back his place in Indian Davis Cup squad and improve on his ranking this year.
January 26, 2011King replaces injured Venus on US Fed Cup team
Injured Venus Williams will join her sister Serena on the Fed Cup sidelines with Vania King named to take her place on the US team that will play the quarter-finals in Antwerp against Belgium.
'Rafa slam' bites dust as Nadal is toppled
A tearful Rafa Nadal was stunned 6-4, 6-2, 6-3 by fellow Spaniard David Ferrer in the Australian Open quarter-finals on Wednesday, ending his quest to hold all four Grand Slam titles at once.
Opening round wins for Somdev, Rastogi
Top seed Somdev Devvarman and wildcard Karan Rastogi entered the singles second round of the ATP Challenger event in Singapore after scoring contrasting wins in their opening rounds.
Paes-Bhupathi race into Aus Open semis
Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi are on course for their maiden Australian Open title together as they advanced to the semi-finals after a hard-fought victory over the combine of Michael Llodra of France and Nenad Zimonjic of Serbia in Melbourne on Wednesday.
January 25, 2011Djokovic destroys Berdych for crack at Federer
A chest-thumping Novak Djokovic blasted his way past Czech Tomas Berdych 6-1, 7-6, 6-1 in a heavyweight clash on Tuesday to set up an Australian Open semi-final with Roger Federer.
January 24, 2011No sweat as Nadal roars into quarters
Rafa Nadal pummelled Croatia's Marin Cilic into submission with a brutish 6-2, 6-4, 6-3 victory to reach the Australian Open quarter-finals on Monday.
Paes-Bhupathi on course, Bopanna-Qureshi ousted
Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi remained on course for a maiden Australian Open title following a hard-fought 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 win over Tommy Robredo and Marcel Granollers of Spain on Monday. Things, however, did not fall in place for Rohan Bopanna and Pakistan's Aisam -ul-Haq Qureshi. The 'Indo-Pak Express' went down fighting to France's Michael Llodra and Nenad Zimonjic of Serbia 6-3, 6-7, 6-7.
January 23, 2011Family member of France's Rezai suspended by WTA
A member of French player Aravane Rezai's family has been banned from WTA events and is under investigation because of a "serious safety matter" affecting her "health and well being", the tour said on Sunday.
Federer labours into quarters, Djokovic dominant
Defending champion Roger Federer made heavy work of reaching his 27th consecutive Grand Slam quarter-final with a 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 win over Tommy Robredo at the Australian Open on Sunday.
Sharapova bundled out by German Petkovic
Former world number one Maria Sharapova suffered a fourth round shock at the Australian Open on Sunday when she was bundled out 6-2, 6-3 by Germany's Andrea Petkovic on Sunday.
Sunkara loses in Junior Girls' Singles of Aus Open
India's Rishika Sunkara became a first round casualty in the Junior Girls' Singles category of the Australian Open Grand Slam tournament, going down in straight-sets to Japanese Emi Mutaguchi in Melbourne on Sunday.
Wacky Wozniacki bounces into Melbourne quarters
Caroline Wozniacki continued her news conference shenanigans at the Australian Open on Sunday, telling a tale of being scratched by a kangaroo and then later admitting on social networking website Twitter she had concocted the whole thing.
January 22, 2011Aus Open: Soderling, Murray cruise
Robin Soderling and Andy Murray served up reminders that there are more than two contenders for the men's title at the Australian Open with dominant third-round victories on Saturday.
Lopez-Monaco accuse Paes of provocation
Indians Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi were engaged in a verbal confrontation with their rivals Juan Monaco of Argentina and Spain's Feliciano Lopez during the second round men's doubles match of the Australian Open in Melbourne on Saturday.
Paes-Bhupathi canter into third round
Indian ace pair of Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi registered a straight set victory over Argentina's Juan Monaco and Feliciano Lopez of Spain 7-6, (2) 6-4 to advance to the third round of the Australian Open men's doubles event, in Melbourne on Saturday.
January 21, 2011Venus pulls out of Australian Open with injury
Fourth seed Venus Williams retired from her Australian Open third round match against Germany's Andrea Petkovic with injury on Friday after lasting just seven points.
Bopanna-Qureshi in third round at Australian Open
India's Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi of Pakistan entered the third round of the men's doubles at the Australian Open after a hard-fought victory over Frenchmen Jeremy Chardy and Arnaud Clement in Melbourne on Friday. The 'Indo-Pak Express' won 6-3, 4-6, 6-4.
'Boring' Wozniacki turns tables on media
World number one Caroline Wozniacki turned the tables on the media after reaching the fourth round of the Australian Open on Friday, taking charge of her post-match news conference in a charming effort to prove she was not boring.
Kuznetsova dashes Henin hopes of Melbourne title
Seven-times Grand Slam winner Justine Henin was knocked out of the Australian Open in the third round on Friday, the 11th-seeded 2004 champion losing to Russia's Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-4, 7-6.
January 20, 2011Nadal, Clijsters cruise as Jankovic falls
Rafael Nadal and Kim Clijsters swept into the Australian Open third round on Thursday as Serbia's Jelena Jankovic became the first top-10 player to exit the tournament. After three days of scares but no upsets at Melbourne Park, former world number one Jankovic, the seventh seed, was dumped out 7-6, 6-3 by Chinese upstart Peng Shuai.
After ' Sweet' wallop Rafa has fish on mind
A nostalgic Rafa Nadal reminisced about his freewheeling teenage days after charging into the Australian Open third round on Thursday and forecast a visit to a local aquarium ahead of the next battle in his bid for a fourth consecutive Grand Slam title.
Aus Open: Paes-Bhupathi enter 2nd round
Indian tennis duo of Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi entered the second round of the men's doubles in Australian Open after they rallied from a set down to beat Ivo Karlovic and Dusan Vemica 5-7, 6-3, 6-0, in Melbourne on Thursday.
Clijsters laughs off 'pregnant' text after win
Kim Clijsters pulverised Spain's Carla Suarez Navarro 6-1, 6-3 to reach the third round of the Australian Open on Thursday, before laughing off a joke about her "looking pregnant."
Marauding Nadal blows away Sweeting at Melbourne
Rocket-heeled Rafa Nadal's bid for a fourth consecutive Grand Slam gained pace on Thursday with a 6-2, 6-1, 6-1 demolition of hapless American qualifier Ryan Sweeting at the Australian Open.
Peng pings Jankovic in Melbourne Park shock
Former world number one Jelena Jankovic was reduced to despair at her poor shot selection after slumping to a shock 7-6, 6-3 loss to China's Peng Shuai in the second round of the Australian on Thursday.
January 19, 2011Federer survives scare from bogeyman Simon
Roger Federer survived a huge fright to scrape past bogeyman Gilles Simon 6-2, 6-3, 4-6, 4-6, 6-3 and reach the third round of the Australian Open on Wednesday. Defending champion Federer had lost both his previous two meetings against Simon, but the 16-times Grand Slam winner just about had the measure of the Frenchman on a chilly night in Melbourne.
Doubles defeat puts Sania out of Aus Open
Sania Mirza's campaign in the Australian Open ended on Wednesday when she and her Czech partner Renata Voracova crashed out of the women's doubles, losing in straight sets to top seeds Gisela Dulko and Flavia Pennetta in the opening round in Melbourne. Argentina's Dulko, who is the World No 1 doubles players and her World No 2 Italian partner Pennetta, outplayed the Indo-Czech duo, winning the contest 6-4, 6-1 in just over 60 minutes.
Wozniacki, Henin eases into 3rd round in Melborne
Caroline Wozniacki and Justine Henin barely broke sweat as they swept into the third round of the Australian Open in the first hour's play on another cool morning at Melbourne Park on Wednesday.
January 18, 2011Win provides 'traumatised' Murray relief
Andy Murray's thoughts turned to a baby sparrow accidentally killed by brother Jamie moments after reaching the second round of the Australian Open on Tuesday.
Dark horse Zvonareva canters into second round
Two surprise Grand Slam final appearances have given Vera Zvonareva the world number two ranking and the confidence to go one better at the Australian Open, but remarkably, the Russian remains saddled with the 'dark horse' tag.
Aus Open: Nadal motors on as Daniel retires
A rampaging Rafael Nadal roared through the first round of the Australian Open on Tuesday when Brazil's Marcos Daniel retired with the world number one on a tear at 6-0, 5-0.
Security in spotlight at Aus Open
The Australian Open draw has opened up a potential can of worms for security organisers at Melbourne Park, with rival Serb and Croatian supporters to be thrown into close proximity for Novak Djokovic's second round match against Croatia's Ivan Dodig.
January 17, 2011Aus Open: Sania, Somdev lose in first round
Sania Mirza and Somdev Devvarman were beaten in the first round of the women's and men's singles respectively at the Australian Open on Monday. While Sania lost to Justine Henin 5-7, 6-3, 6-1, Somdev was beaten by Tommy Robredo of Spain 6-7(4), 3-6, 4-6.
Australian Open: Federer blasts his way into Rnd 2
Roger Federer opened his Australian Open title defence in belligerent fashion on Monday, thrashing hapless Slovak Lukas Lacko in straight sets to stroll into the second round of the year's first grand slam.
Glam girls Wozniacki, Sharapova record easy wins
Top seed Caroline Wozniacki and former champion Maria Sharapova brought glamour and grit to the opening day of the Australian Open with first round victories on the Rod Laver Arena Monday.
Australian Open: Sania to face Henin in 1st round
Indian tennis star Sania Mirza will face former World No1 Justine Henin in her first round match of the Australian Open in Melbourne on Monday.
January 16, 2011Sania qualifies for Australian Open
Sania Mirza booked a berth in the women's singles main draw of the Australian Open with an easy straight sets victory over Canada's Stephanie Dubois, in Melbourne on Sunday.
January 15, 2011Hewitt clinches Kooyong Classic title
Former world number one Lleyton Hewitt defeated an ailing Gael Monfils 7-5, 6-3 to win the invitational Kooyong Classic in Melbourne on Saturday and take a timely shot of confidence into next week's Australian Open.
Ferrer blows past Nalbandian to win Auckland title
Top seed David Ferrer completed a perfect warm-up for next week's Australian Open with a surprisingly easy 6-3, 6-2 victory over David Nalbandian to win the Auckland Open title on Saturday.
January 14, 2011Ferrer to face Nalbandian in Auckland final
Top seed David Ferrer will meet former world number three David Nalbandian in the final of the Auckland Open after they both advanced with easy semi-final victories on Friday.
January 13, 2011Nadal, Wozniacki top seeds at Australian Open
The World No.1 Rafael Nadal and Caroline Wozniacki will begin their Australian Open campaign as the top seeds in the men's singles and women's singles respectively.
Stosur a lonely Australian seed at home Grand Slam
If Grand Slam seedings provide any indication of the health of a country's tennis, the game might appear on life support in Australia with Sam Stosur the locals' sole representative at their home Grand Slam.
Clijsters reaches final after tough Sydney test
Kim Clijsters came through a major test of her early season form to reach the Sydney International final with a 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 victory over Alisa Kleybanova on Thursday.
'Roger Federer can win 20 Grand Slams'
Swiss world number two Roger Federer could extend his record grand slam tally to 20 if he remains fit and motivated, according to his coach Paul Annacone.
January 12, 2011Del Potro's comeback hits the skids in Sydney
Former US Open champion Juan Martin Del Potro's comeback from injury faltered on Wednesday when his lack of match practice was exposed at the Sydney International.
Agassi shows 'nude' image of wife Graf at auction
Tennis legend Andre Agassi reportedly showed a 'nude' picture of his wife Steffi Graf on his mobile phone to the winning bidder at a charity auction in Taiwan.
January 11, 2011World number one Wozniacki crashes out in Sydney
World number one Caroline Wozniacki's preparations for the Australian Open suffered a major setback when she was knocked out of the Sydney International in her first competitive match of the year on Tuesday.
January 09, 2011Chennai Open: Lee-Hesh complete perfect comeback
Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi capped a glorious reunion by winning their fifth Chennai Open doubles title in a breathtaking final on Sunday.
Clijsters eases into second round in Sydney
Kim Clijsters beat Romania's Alexandra Dulgheru 6-1, 6-2 in her first competitive match of 2011 to ease into the second round of the Sydney International on Sunday.
Soderling overpowers Roddick to win Brisbane title
Top seed Robin Soderling underlined his credentials as an Australian Open contender by overpowering defending champion Andy Roddick 6-3, 7-5 to win the Brisbane International on Sunday.
Nadal can still win Australian Open: Agassi
World number one Rafael Nadal has been laid low by flu this week but Andre Agassi is confident the illness will not scupper the Spaniard's chances of winning the Australian Open later this month.
January 08, 2011Lee-Hesh stay on course for fifth Chennai title
It was a perfect example of getting inspired in the wrong manner.
Foreigners caught betting at Chennai Open
The organisers of the Chennai Open unearthed a betting racket, the members of which allegedly belong to an international betting syndicate.
Dominant Federer through to Doha final
An ailing Rafael Nadal slumped out of the Qatar Open on Friday to deprive fans and organisers of an eagerly-anticipated final against his great rival Roger Federer.
January 07, 2011Soderling in Brisbane semis, Bartoli loses
Robin Soderling's smooth buildup to this month's Australian Open continued with a business-like 6-3, 6-2 victory over local qualifier Matt Ebden in their Brisbane International quarter-final on Friday.
Paes, Bhupathi keep Indian hopes alive
Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi gave the Indian fans something to cheer about by advancing to the semi-finals of the Chennai Open on Friday.
Berdych benefits from Kavcic's benevolence
Tomas Berdych's 6-3, 6-3 quarter-final win over Blaz Kavcic at the Chennai Open on Friday is a testimony to the adage -- One act of kindness deserves another.
Injured Ivanovic doubtful for Australian Open
Former world number one Ana Ivanovic is doubtful for this month's Australian Open after suffering a stomach injury at the Hopman Cup mixed team event.
Soderling strolls through to Brisbane semis
Robin Soderling's smooth build-up to this month's Australian Open continued with a business-like 6-3, 6-2 victory over local qualifier Matt Ebden in their Brisbane International quarter-final on Friday.
Chennai Open: Indo-Pak Express derailed
The 'Indo-Pak Express' were beaten 4-6, 5-7 by the Dutch-American duo of Robin Hasse and David Martin. The second seeds had scored a comfortable 6-3, 7-6 (3) win over the Argentine-Brazilian combine of Eduardo Scwanck and Marcos Daniel in their first match.
January 06, 2011Chennai: Seeds advance into last eight
Sixth seed semi-finalist Janko Tipsarevic advanced into the last eight of the Chennai Open with a comfortable 6-2, 7-6 (3) win over Russian Alexandre Kudryavtsev on Thursday.
Somdev lands Australian Open wildcard
India's Somdev Devvarman and Taiwan's Chang Kai-chen have landed wildcards for this month's Australian Open, the organisers said on Thursday.
Sharapova knocked out in Auckland
Top seed Maria Sharapova's flirtation with the New Zealand public came to a premature end on Thursday with a surprising 6-2, 7-5 loss to unseeded Hungarian Greta Arn in the quarter-finals of the Auckland Classic.
January 05, 2011Chennai: Bopanna-Qureshi through to quarters
The second seeds scored a comfortable 6-3, 7-6 (3) win over the Argentine-Brazilian combine of Eduardo Scwanck and Marcos Daniel at the Chennai Open.
Berdych breezes into last 8 in Chennai
Tomas Berdych became the first player to make it to the quarter-finals of the Chennai Open after winning his second match inside a day, on Wednesday. The top seed scored a 6-2, 6-4 win over Ivan Dodig of Croatia to keep alive hopes of a first ATP title since May 2009, when he won in Munich.
Defending champion Roddick rolls on at Brisbane
Defending champion Andy Roddick weathered an early onslaught from hard-hitting Ukrainian Alexandr Dolgopolov before steamrolling him 6-4 6-1 to book a quarter-final place at the Brisbane International on Wednesday.
Sharapova advances in Auckland, Kuznetsova out
Top seed Maria Sharapova delivered an enigmatic performance but still advanced to the quarter-finals of the Auckland Classic with a 6-3, 7-5 victory over Renata Voracova of the Czech Republic on Wednesday.
Federer produces trademark 'tweener' in Doha win
World number two Roger Federer lit up his 2011 season opener with one of his stunning between-the-legs trademark winners en route to victory over Dutch qualifier Thomas Schoorel at the Qatar Open on Tuesday.
January 04, 2011Chennai Open: Indian challenge ends in singles
The Indian challenge in the men's singles at the Chennai Open came to an end on Tuesday when home favourite Somdev Devvarman was beaten 6-2, 6-4 by Belgian qualifier David Goffin. Earlier in the day, India's two other entries in the singles -- Rohan Bopanna and Yuki Bhambri (both wild cards) suffered similar fate.
Berdych breaks no sweat in Chennai opener
It took Tomas Berdych just 45 minutes to cruise through to the second round of the Chennai Open on Tuesday. The top seed scored an emphatic 6-0, 6-1 win over Portugal's Frederico Gil to enliven proceedings at the tournament that had a day earlier witnessed the exit of its second seed and two-time defending champion, Marin Cilic.
Djokovic impresses as Serbia see off Australia
Novak Djokovic laid down an early marker ahead of the Australian Open with a scintillating performance on Tuesday as Serbia beat Australia to move closer to a place in the final of the Hopman Cup mixed team event. The world number three brushed aside former world number one Lleyton Hewitt 6-2, 6-4 to secure an unbeatable 2-0 lead for the top seeds after Ana Ivanovic eased to a 6-4, 6-0 win over Alicia Molik.
Yuki falls to qualifier Kudryavtsev
India's rising star Yuki Bhambri failed to match up to the expectations of the handful of fans who were there at the Nungambakkam Stadium to support him, falling rather tamely to Alexandre Kudryavtsev 2-6, 1-6 at the Chennai Open on Tuesday.
Nadal, Federer renew rivalry in Doha
It was an unusual tennis experience as Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal kicked off the 2011 ATP World Tour season in Doha by hitting tennis balls on a court laid in the water of Doha Bay ahead of the Qatar Open.
Champion Wickmayer overcomes Safina in Auckland
Belgium's Yanina Wickmayer began the defence of her Auckland Classic title with a enthralling, hard-fought 6-3, 6-7, 6-1 first-round victory over former world number one Dinara Safina on Tuesday.
Henin too good for Karatantcheva at Hopman Cup
Former world number one Justine Henin continued her comeback from a six-month injury absence as she inspired Belgium to victory over Kazakhstan at the Hopman Cup mixed team event on Tuesday.
Chennai Open: Paes-Bhupathi survive first round
Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi won their first round match at the Chennai Open, beating the Canadian-Swiss combine of Frank Dancevic and Stanislas Wawrinka on Monday.
January 03, 2011Jet-lagged Murray can't stop Britain loss, US win
A jet-lagged Andy Murray won his opening match of the year on Monday but it was not enough to prevent Britain from losing 2-1 to Italy in the Hopman Cup mixed team event.
Chennai Open: Somdev-Sanam make early exit
It was disappointment at the Nungambakkam Stadium on Monday as Indian fans witnessed Somdev Devvarman and Sanam Singh making an opening round exit at the Chennai Open.
'Cilic's exit bad for tournament, but good for me'
Save a few, most of the big ticket players -- Boris Becker, Richard Krajicek, Yevgeny Kafelnikov et al -- have flattered to deceive at Chennai Open, making regular early exits and taking the sheen out of the later rounds.
Chennai Open: Champion Cilic stunned by Nishikori
Japan's Kei Nishikori cut short Marin Cilic's title defence with an impressive 4-6, 7-6 (0), 6-2 win on Monday.
Sharapova effect sells out Auckland tournament
Maria Sharapova underlined her pulling power on Monday with Auckland Classic organisers confirming they had sold out all of the day sessions for the entire tournament just minutes before she stepped on court for her first round match.
January 02, 2011Match against Lee-Hesh will be fun: Dancevic
Canadian tennis star Frank Dancevic, who along with Stanislas Wawrinka will face star Indian pair of Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi at the Chennai Open, knows that their opening match is a tough one but promised a good fight against the crowd favourites on Monday.
Hopman Cup: Djokovic, Ivanovic put Serbia on top
Novak Djokovic kick-started his 2011 campaign with a well-earned victory on Sunday as top seeds Serbia took an unbeatable 2-0 lead over Kazakhstan in their opening match at the Hopman Cup mixed team event.
Have to work on serve to end slam drought: Murray
World number four Andy Murray admits he still needs to improve his serve if he is to break his grand slam duck at the Australian Open later this month.
Cilic eyes hat-trick of titles at Chennai
Tomas Berdych stands between Marin Cilic and a third straight Chennai Open title even as the 16th edition of the tennis tournament gets underway on Monday.
December 30, 2010Somdev wants to break into top-50 in 2011
After successfully breaking into the top-100 and grabbing gold medals at the Commonwealth Games and Asian Games in 2010, India's numero uno singles player Somdev Devvarman is eyeing a top-50 slot in season-2011, beginning with Chennai Open from Monday.
December 22, 2010Bopanna, Bhambri get Chennai Open wild cards
Rohan Bopanna and Yuki Bhambri have been awarded wild cards for the singles main draw of the Aircel Chennai Open 2011, from January 3 to 9. Besides the two, Somdev Devvarman also got a direct entry into the tournament on the merit of his ranking.
December 14, 2010Nadal, Wozniacki bag ITF World Champion awards
Caroline Wozniacki has become the first Danish player to win the International Tennis Federation's World Champion award, even though she has never won a Grand Slam. Spain's Rafael Nadal took the men's award for the second time after winning three of the year's four Grand Slam titles.
December 13, 2010World Team Cup scrapped due to lack of sponsor
The 2011 men's World Team Cup in Duesseldorf has been cancelled after organisers at the Rochus club failed to sign a sponsor, they said on Monday.
December 12, 2010Hingis weds French showjumper Hutin
Former tennis star Martina Hingis has married French showjumper Thibault Hutin in Paris, Swiss celebrity magazine Schweizer Illustrierte said.
Serbian federation needs changes: Djokovic's dad
Serbia's tennis federation (TSS) deserved no credit for the national team's maiden Davis Cup win and needed 'a thorough reconstruction', Srdjan Djokovic, father of world number three Novak Djokovic, said.
December 11, 2010Illness halts Navratilova's Kilimanjaro climb
Martina Navratilova said on Friday illness has cut short her attempt to climb Tanzania's Mount Kilimanjaro on the fourth day of a six-day climb to the summit of Africa's tallest mountain.
December 10, 2010Roddick commits to US Davis Cup play for 2011
Andy Roddick has agreed to re-join the American Davis Cup team next year after missing a season, the United States Tennis Association (USTA) said on Thursday.
December 06, 2010Navratilova starts her climb to Mt. Kilimanjaro
Tennis legend Martina Navratilova on Monday embarked on her climb to the summit of Africa's highest Mountain, Mt. Kilimanjaro, in Tanzania, to raise funds for the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation.
December 04, 2010Djokovic win leaves Davis Cup final in balance
Ice cool Novak Djokovic calmed Serbian nerves on Friday to level the Davis Cup final at 1-1 after team mate Janko Tipsarevic was thrashed by France's Gael Monfils in the Belgrade Arena.
December 03, 2010Bopanna-Qureshi bag Peace and Sport Award
Indian Davis Cupper Rohan Bopanna and his Pakistani partner Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi have been conferred Peace and Sport Award from a Monaco-based foundation, their second honour in a week, for their message of 'Stop War Start Tennis'.
December 02, 2010Clijsters named WTA player of the year again
Belgian Kim Clijsters sealed a glittering comeback with the Women's Tennis Association award for player of the year and swiftly paid tribute to her fellow competitors, the WTA announced on Wednesday.
November 30, 2010Sharapova to lead Russia's Fed Cup team
Maria Sharapova will lead Russia in their Fed Cup first-round tie against France next year, the country's tennis chief said on Tuesday.
November 29, 2010Federer overpowers Nadal to win World Tour Final
Roger Federer sent a timely reminder to Rafael Nadal on Sunday, out-gunning the World No 1 to win the ATP World Tour Finals with an irresistible display of attacking tennis.
November 28, 2010Federer and Nadal set for grand finale
Rafa Nadal and Roger Federer set the stage for a grand finale to the men's season on Saturday when they demonstrated just what seperates them from the bunch to seal a dream final at the ATP World Tour Finals.
Nadal fights off Murray to reach final
Rafael Nadal delved deep into his seemingly inexhaustible reserves of willpower on Saturday to fight off Andy Murray in a three-hour classic and reach the final of the ATP World Tour Finals for the first time.
November 27, 2010Bopanna-Qureshi receive Humanitarian Award
Indian Davis Cupper Rohan Bopanna and his Pakistani partner Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi won the Arthur Ashe Humanitarian Of The Year award during the ATP World Tour Finals in London for their peace message of 'Stop War Start Tennis'.
Bhupathi-Mirnyi advance to World Tour Finals semis
Mahesh Bhupathi and Max Mirnyi booked a semi-final berth in the World Tour finals for the first time in their careers after beating Wesley Moodie and Dick Norman 6-4, 6-4 to grab the last available spot.
Berdych says umpire was scared of Nadal
Rafael Nadal roared into the semi-finals of the ATP World Tour Finals in London on Friday with a 7-6, 6-1 defeat of Czech Tomas Berdych who later accused the Spaniard of intimidating the umpire.
Raging Nadal storms into semi-finals
The world number one looked unstoppable as he battered Berdych 7-6, 6-1 to set up last four clash with home favourite Andy Murray before Novak Djokovic crushed a jaded Andy Roddick 6-2, 6-3 in the final Group A action to book a meeting with Roger Federer.
November 26, 2010Fedex, Murray keep it simple to reach Tour semis
Roger Federer and Andy Murray avoided the need for fiddly mathematics on Thursday as they both produced dominant displays to qualify for the semi-finals of the ATP World Tour Finals.
November 25, 2010Medals are precious as I was written off: Sania
At the beginning of the season, Sania Mirza was unsure where her career was heading due to a recurring wrist injury and loss of form but the Indian tennis star says her confidence has sky-rocketed once again after four medals in back-to-back multi-discipline sporting events.
Somdev gets direct entry into Chennai Open
India's No. 1 Somdev Devvarman, who has won two gold medals at the ongoing Asian Games in Guangzhou, has gained a direct entry into the main draw of the men's singles at the ATP Aircel Chennai Open Tennis tournament to be held from January 3-9.
'Wimbledon will put tennis on the Olympic map'
Staging the Olympic tennis at Wimbledon for the 2012 Games will help give the unheralded event the fanfare it deserves, says Roger Federer.
Champion Serena Williams to miss Australian Open
Champion Serena Williams has withdrawn from January's Australian Open as she struggles to recover from a foot injury, which has sidelined her since July, organisers said on Thursday.
November 24, 2010Roddick's hopes fade after Berdych defeat
Andy Roddick's hopes of reaching the semi-finals of the ATP World Tour Finals were hanging by a thread on Wednesday as the American was beaten 7-5, 6-3 by revived Czech Tomas Berdych at the O2 Arena.
Monfils to lead France team in Davis Cup final
In-form Gael Monfils will lead team mates Michael Llodra, Gilles Simon and Arnaud Clement in the Davis Cup final against Serbia, France captain Guy Forget said on Tuesday.
November 22, 2010Bhupathi-Mirnyi win in ATP World Tours Finals
India's Mahesh Bhupathi on Monday advanced to the second round of the ATP World Tours Finals after he and his partner Max Mirnyi defeated Lukasz Kubot and Oliver Marach in straight sets at London.
Asiad: Somdev survives scare to reach final
Somdev Devvarman inched closer to a historic tennis gold at the Asian Games as the gritty Indian overcame a stunning second-set lapse to tame Tatsuma Ito and seal a place in the men's singles summit clash in Guangzhou, on Monday.
'The Indian Express' to reunite at Aus Open
'The Indian Express' will be back on the tracks in 2011 as Mahesh Bhupathi and Leander Paes have decided to reunite in their quest to complete a career Grand Slam at the Australian Open.
Paes-Dlouhy off to a poor start
The winner of 11 ATP World Tour doubles titles, Poles Marcin Matkowski and Mariusz Fyrstenberg were off to a great start with a 6-3, 7-6 (3) victory over Indo-Czech duo of Leander Paes and Lukas Dlouhy at the opening day Round Robin match at the 2010 World Tour Finals in London on Sunday.
ATP agree to shorten men's calendar from 2012
The men's ATP calendar will be shortened by two weeks from 2012, Tour chief Adam Helfant announced at the season-ending championships on Sunday.
November 21, 2010Murray eases past Soderling in Finals opener
Andy Murray put away an off-colour Robin Soderling in the opening match of the ATP World Tour Finals in London on Sunday.
Asian Games: Somdev in semis, Rastogi crashes out
Somdev Devvarman assured India of at least a bronze by advancing to the semi-finals but Karan Rastogi went down fighting in a gruelling three-setter against top seed Denis Istomin to crash out of the men's tennis singles competition in the Asian Games in Guangzhou, on Sunday.
November 20, 2010Nadal will be hard to topple: Federer
There is hardly anything Roger Federer has not achieved in tennis over the past decade but the Swiss admits seizing back the world number one ranking from Rafael Nadal may stretch even his mercurial powers.
Asian Games: Sania storms into singles semis
Sania Mirza created the first upset of the tournament by shocking second seed Tamarine Tanasugarn to enter the semi-finals and Somdev Devvarman capped an all-win day assuring India of at least two more bronze medals in the tennis event of the Asian Games in Guangzhou, on Saturday.
November 19, 2010Nadal and Federer to meet in two exhibition games
Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer will interrupt their brief off-season to face off in two exhibition matches before Christmas in Zurich and Madrid next month, it was announced on Thursday.
November 18, 2010Paes-Dlouhy pooled in Group A for London Finals
Leander Paes and Lukas Dlouhy have been drawn in Group A while Mahesh Bhupathi and Max Mirnyi are in Group B for the season-ending World Tour Finals.
Carlos Moya bids tearful farewell
Former world number one Carlos Moya fought back tears on Wednesday as he formally announced his retirement from tennis at the age of 34 due to a recurring foot injury.
November 15, 2010Soderling beats Monfils to claim Paris Masters
Robin Soderling signalled his intentions for the season-ending ATP World Tour Finals when he claimed his maiden Masters title with a clinical 6-1, 7-6 defeat of local favourite Gael Monfils in Paris on Sunday.
November 14, 2010Federer downed by Monfils in Paris semi-final
Roger Federer failed to break his Paris Masters jinx when he fluffed five match points in a 7-6, 6-7, 7-6 semi-final defeat by local favourite Gael Monfils on Saturday.
Asian Games: India assured of medal in tennis
Somdev Devvarman and Sanam Singh scored contrasting wins as India's men's tennis team on Sunday assured itself of at least a bronze medal in the Asian Games by securing a place in the semifinals.
November 13, 2010Soderling ends Llodra's run to reach Paris final
Fourth seed Robin Soderling ended Michael Llodra' brilliant run at the Paris Masters on Saturday when he saved three match points to beat the unseeded Frenchman 6-7, 7-5, 7-6 and book his place in the final.
Federer closes in on maiden Paris Masters trophy
Roger Federer showed glimpses of his brilliant best when he saw off Austrian Juergen Melzer 6-1, 7-6 on Friday to reach the Paris Masters semi-finals for the first time in his career.
November 12, 2010Soderling eases past Roddick to reach Paris semis
Fourth seed Robin Soderling booked his place in the semi-finals of the Paris Masters with a 7-5, 6-4 defeat of American Andy Roddick on Friday.
Bhupathi-Mirnyi qualify for Tour Finals
India's Mahesh Bhupathi and Max Mirnyi qualified for the season-ending World Tour Finals after advancing to the Paris Masters quarter-finals in Paris.
November 11, 2010Bhupathi-Mirnyi enter Paris quarters
Mahesh Bhupathi and Max Mirnyi kept themselves in hunt for a place in the World Tour Finals by reaching the quarter-finals of the Paris Masters with a come-from-behind victory in Paris, on Thursday.
Federer mauls Gasquet, Murray labours to victory
Roger Federer produced his 'A Game' on Wednesday while Andy Murray had to switch to 'Plan B' on the super-fast indoor court to reach the third round of the Paris Masters.
November 10, 2010Murray wins after overcoming Paris jitters
World number four Andy Murray came from a set down to sink Argentine David Nalbandian 2-6, 6-4, 6-3 in the Paris Masters second round on Wednesday.
Djokovic and Roddick progress at Paris Masters
Novak Djokovic and Andy Roddick won in straight sets on Wednesday to march into the third round of the Paris Masters.
Paes-Dlouhy advance to Paris Masters quarters
Leander Paes and Lukas Dlouhy advanced to the quarter-finals of the Paris Masters after registering a tough three-set win over American pair of John Isner and Sam Querry in Paris.
Federer backs plans to shorten season
Roger Federer has backed calls to shorten the tennis calendar to protect players from burnout by creating a six week off-season.
November 09, 2010Gasquet battles into Paris Masters second round
Richard Gasquet scraped past French compatriot Nicolas Mahut 7-5, 4-6, 7-6 to reach the second round of the Paris Masters on a good day for the local favourites on Monday.
November 08, 2010Somdev out of top-100, Bhupathi-Mirnyi in 6th spot
Somdev Devvarman dropped out of top-100 and is placed 106 after losing 10 places on the ATP singles ranking chart on Monday.
Sania-Hsieh finish second best in Taipei
Sania Mirza missed out on winning her second title of the season after losing the final of the $1,00,000 ITF tournament in Taipei along with local player Hsieh Su-wei.
Paes, Bhupathi get byes for Paris Masters
Striving hard to secure a place in the season-ending World Tour Finals, India's Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna have got a first round bye in the Paris Masters event along with their respective partners.
Bhupathi-Mirnyi lose Valencia Open final
A doubles title continued to elude Mahesh Bhupathi and Max Mirnyi as they lost the Valencia Open final to British brothers Andy and Jamie Murray in Valencia.
November 07, 2010Federer beats Djokovic to win Swiss Indoors
Roger Federer won the Swiss Indoors title in his hometown of Basel for the fourth time in five years on Sunday when he beat Novak Djokovic 6-4, 3-6, 6-1 in the final.
Bhupathi-Mirnyi advance to Valencia Open final
Mahesh Bhupathi and Max Mirnyi stunned top seeds Lukasz Kubot and Oliver Marach in straight sets to storm into the doubles final of the Valencia Open.
November 06, 2010Ivanovic cruises past Date in Bali
Ana Ivanovic celebrated her 23rd birthday by defeating Kimiko Date Krumm 7-5, 6-7, 6-2 to reach the final of the Tournament of Champions in Bali on Saturday.
Bopanna-Qureshi crash out of Valencia Open
India's Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-ul-haq Qureshi crashed out of Valencia Open following a straight set defeat at the hands of Marc Lopez and David Marrero in Valencia.
Somdev out of singles, wins in doubles
Second seed Somdev Devvarman suffered a shock defeat at the hands of lower-ranked Australian Chris Guccione to bow out of singles but progressed to the doubles semi-finals of the ATP Challenger event in Charlottesville.
November 05, 2010Bhupathi-Mirnyi enter semis at Valencia
Mahesh Bhupathi and Max Mirnyi advanced to the semi-finals while Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-ul-haq Qureshi sealed a quarter-final berth in the Valencia Open.
November 04, 2010Murray, Youzhny and Verdasco out in Valencia
Defending champion Andy Murray and ATP finals hopefuls Mikhail Youzhny and Fernando Verdasco all made surprise early exits from the Valencia Open on Wednesday. World number four and top seed Murray fell 6-2, 3-6, 6-2 to Argentine Juan Monaco in the second round, while world number 10 Youzhny pulled out at the start of the day with a back problem.
November 03, 2010Somdev, Yuki in 2nd round of ATP Challenger
Second seed Somdev Devvarman and qualifier Yuki Bhambri advanced to the second round of the $50,000 ATP Challenger event with contrasting wins in Charlottesville.
Laboured wins for Ferrer, Murray at Valencia Open
Spaniard David Ferrer's late push for a place in the ATP tour finals got off to a laboured start with a 6-7, 6-3, 6-3 win over compatriot Guillermo Garcia-Lopez at the Valencia Open on Tuesday.
November 02, 2010Verdasco finals bid back on track in Valencia
Fernando Verdasco made a good start in his latest bid to secure a spot at the World Tour finals with a 6-4, 6-1 first-round victory over American qualifier Michael Russell at the Valencia Open on Monday.
November 01, 2010Ivanovic parts ways with Graf's former coach
Former world number one Ana Ivanovic has parted ways with Steffi Graf's former coach Heinz Gunthardt after enduring a topsy-turvy season.
Bopanna rises to career-high rank of 14 in doubles
A runners-up finish at the St. Petersburg Open propelled Rohan Bopanna to career-best ranking of number 14 in the ATP doubles charts and also helped his team with Aisam-ul-haq Qureshi get back the number six rank.
Clijsters too good for Wozniacki in Doha
Belgian Kim Clijsters stole the limelight from new world number one Caroline Wozniacki with a battling three-set victory in the season-ending WTA Championships on Sunday.
October 31, 2010Bopanna-Qureshi lose in finals
Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-ul-haq Qureshi missed out on capturing their second ATP title of the season after losing the fiercely fought final of the St. Petersburg Open to Daniele Bracciali and Starace Potito, at St.Petersburg.
October 30, 2010Dementieva retires, Zvonareva beats Clijsters
Elena Dementieva lost 6-4, 6-2 to Italy's Francesca Schiavone at the WTA Championships on Friday before stunning the crowd by announcing her retirement from tennis.
October 29, 2010Olympic champion Dementieva announces retirement
Russian Elena Dementieva, who won gold at the 2008 Olympic Games, announced her retirement from tennis at the WTA Championships on Thursday.
Bopanna-Qureshi in semis of St. Petersburg Open
Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-ul-haq-Qureshi erased a one-set deficit against Janko Tipsaveric and Viktor Troicki to storm into the semi-finals of the St. Petersburg Open.
WTA Doha: Wozniacki in semis, earns No. 1 ranking
Caroline Wozniacki rolled up her sleeves and battled back from a set down to defeat Francesca Schiavone of Italy 3-6, 6-1, 6-1 at the WTA Championships on Thursday, sewing up the year-end world number one ranking.
October 28, 2010Bhupathi-Mirnyi out of France ATP event
Mahesh Bhupathi and Max Mirnyi squandered three match-points in the Super tie-break and crashed out of Open Sud de France, losing a tightly contested match to Ross Hutchins and Stephen Huss, in Montpellier, France, on Thursday. The top seeded Indo-Belarusian pair lost 6-3, 3-6, 12-14 to the unseeded British-Australian pair in the quarter-finals in 88 minutes.
Stosur shocks Wozniacki in Doha
Samantha Stosur's win over world number one Caroline Wozniacki was not the only surprise for an unsuspecting crowd at the WTA Championships, where music, dance and even a frightened feline vied with the tennis for attention.
October 27, 2010Bopanna-Qureshi advance in St Petersburg Open
Second seeds Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-ul Haq Qureshi progressed to the quarter-finals of the St Petersburg Open after a hard-earned win over Sergiy Stakhovsky and Mikhail Youzhny. The 'Indo-Pak Express', aiming to make the ATP World Tour finals, beat their unseeded opponents 6-2, 2-6, 10-3 in the first round of the US $663,750 hard court event.
Muster beaten on ATP return after 11 years
Former world number one Thomas Muster lost in straight sets to a fellow Austrian little more than half his age as he returned to the ATP circuit on Tuesday after an 11-year absence. Andreas Haider-Maurer, 23, won the first-round tie 6-2 7-6 in front of a crowd of around 8,000 at the Vienna Open and wildcard entry Muster received a standing ovation at the end.
October 26, 2010Muster gets lucky break in Vienna comeback
Former world number one Thomas Muster, 43, returning to the ATP circuit after an 11-year absence, enjoyed a lucky break when first-round opponent Ernests Gulbis pulled out of the Vienna Open on Monday.
October 25, 2010Somdev rises to career-high ranking of 94
India's ever-improving singles tennis player Somdev Devvarman on Monday gained two positions to jump to a career best 94 in the latest ATP rankings chart.
SC dismisses Bhupathi's plea on tax exemption
The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed the petition of international Tennis star Mahesh Bhupathi challenging the Karnataka High Court verdict refusing his claim for Rs 28.5 lakh tax exemption, which he maintained was paid to his father in return for training him.
Federer wins at Stockholm, equals Sampras' record
Swiss master Roger Federer beat Germany's Florian Mayer 6-4, 6-3 to win the Stockholm Open on Sunday and equal Pete Sampras's haul of 64 ATP titles.
October 24, 2010Azarenka beats Kirilenko to win Kremlin Cup
Second seed Victoria Azarenka beat Russian Maria Kirilenko 6-3, 6-4 in a see-saw Kremlin Cup final on Sunday to win her second title of the year.
Bhupathi moves SC on tax exemption issue
Indian tennis ace Mahesh Bhupathi has approached the Supreme Court, challenging the Karnataka high court verdict refusing his claim for Rs 28.5 lakh tax exemption, which he maintained was paid to his father in return for training him. The petition is listed for hearing on Monday before a bench headed by Chief Justice S H Kapadia.
October 23, 2010Federer survives in Stockholm final
World number two Roger Federer overcame an early break of serve to defeat Croatian Ivan Ljubicic 7-6, 6-2 in the semi-finals of the Stockholm Open on Saturday.
Bopanna-Qureshi crash out of Kremlin Cup
Top seeds Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-ul Haq Qureshi bowed out of the ATP Kremlin Cup after suffering a straight set defeat at the hands of Serbia's Janko Tipsaveric and Victor Troicki in Moscow.
Federer survives Wawrinka scare
World number two Roger Federer survived a scare to beat fellow-Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka 2-6, 6-3, 6-2 on Friday to reach the semi-finals of the Stockholm Open.
October 22, 2010Jankovic, Tsonga lose in Kremlin Cup openers
Top seed Jelena Jankovic went out of the Kremlin Cup at the first hurdle in a 6-1, 6-2 thrashing by little-known Kazakh teenager Zarina Diyas on Thursday. Serbia's former world number one, who had a bye in the first round, looked out of sorts from the start, committing numerous errors and winning only 43 percent of her first serves. She was beaten in less than an hour by the 268th-ranked Diyas.
Federer tramples Dent to enter Stockholm quarters
Roger Federer marked his 900th match on the men's circuit by unleashing his full repertoire of shots to thump American Taylor Dent 6-1, 6-2 in just 51 minutes in the second round of the Stockholm Open on Thursday.
October 21, 2010Bopanna-Aisam make it to Kremlin Cup quarters
India's Rohan Bopanna and Pakistan's Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi advanced to the quarter-finals of the Kremlin Cup ATP World Championship in Moscow.
October 20, 2010Rafter takes Australian Davis Cup reins
Former world number one Pat Rafter has been named Australia's Davis Cup coach and is tasked with leading the once-great tennis nation back to the pinnacle of the sport.
October 17, 2010Karl Beck clinches Tashkent Challenger title
Fifth seed Karl Beck of Slovakia capped a wonderful week scoring a close three set win over seventh seed Gilles Muller of Luxemburg to lift the $1,25,000 Tashkent Challenger, an ATP Challenger series event being played at the Olympic tennis Stadium on Sunday.
Nadal inaugurates his tennis school in AP
World number one Rafael Nadal on Sunday inaugurated the Nadal Tennis School at the Anantapur Sports Village in Anantapur town of Andhra Pradesh and interacted with young tennis players.
Paes-Melzer win Shanghai Masters
Beginning their partnership on a fantastic note, Leander Paes and Jurgen Melzer clinched the Shanghai Masters title with a 7-5, 4-6, 10-5 victory over Poles Mariusz Fyrstenberg and Marcin Matkowski in the final in Shanghai on Sunday.
Murray thrashes Federer to lift Shanghai title
Britain's world number four Andy Murray romped to a 6-3, 6-2 win over Switzerland's Roger Federer to claim the Shanghai Masters title on Sunday.
October 16, 2010Federer to face Murray in Shanghai final
World number three Roger Federer beat Novak Djokovic 7-5, 6-4 on Saturday to set up a mouthwatering Shanghai Masters final against a resurgent Andy Murray.
Paes-Melzer in Shanghai Masters semis
Third seeds Leander Paes and Jurgen Melzer of Austria battled their way into the semi-finals of the Shanghai Masters, beating Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-ul-haq Qureshi on Friday. Paes-Melzer lost the first set, but fought back brilliantly against the younger Indo-Pak combination to win the quarter-final 6-7(6), 7-6(6), 10-4.
October 15, 2010Federer routs Soderling to enter Shanghai semis
Swiss maestro Roger Federer sliced through fifth seed Robin Soderling for a 6-1, 6-1 victory to reach the Shanghai Masters semi-finals on Friday. Federer now faces a last four showdown with Serb Novak Djokovic, who trounced unseeded Spaniard Guillermo Garcia-Lopez 6-2, 6-3.
October 14, 2010Raonic puts Somdev out of Tashkent Challenger
Canada's Milos Raonic pounded 17 aces to end the winning run of second seeded and Commonwealth gold medallist Somdev Devvarman and create the biggest upset of the day in the $1,25,000 Tashkent Challenger, on Thursday.
Nadal beaten as Djokovic, Murray march on
Exhausted world number one Rafa Nadal suffered a surprise 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 defeat by Austria's Juergen Melzer in the third round of the Shanghai Masters on Thursday, while Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray marched on.
Federer's wonder shot steals show in Shanghai
Roger Federer stole the show with a magical between-the-legs shot as the world's top four players sparkled on their way into the third round of the Shanghai Masters on Wednesday. World number three Federer cut tall American John Isner down to size in a 6-3, 6-4 win with a crowd-pleasing display featuring several volley-fuelled rallies, while world number one Rafa Nadal overcame inspired Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka 6-4, 6-4.
October 13, 2010Nadal and Federer advance at Shanghai Masters
Roger Federer easily beat American John Isner while Rafa Nadal overcame an inspired performance by Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka at the Shanghai Masters on Wednesday.
October 11, 2010Injured Serena 'likely' out for rest of year
Serena Williams is likely to be out for the rest of the year after she re-injured her right foot from over-training, she said on Sunday.
Djokovic, Wozniacki win China Open titles
Novak Djokovic demolished Spain's David Ferrer 6-2, 6-4, while fellow-top seed Caroline Wozniacki was dragged into a battle of wills before she won the rain-delayed China Open final on Monday. Wozniacki lived up to her billing as the new world number one when she withstood some fierce rallies to tame second-seeded Russian Vera Zvonareva 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 to claim the title 24 hours later than planned.
October 10, 2010Somdev wins first tennis gold for India
Somdev Devvarman ensured tennis contributed to India's swelling gold medal tally by winning the much-awaited yellow metal at the Commonwealth Games on Sunday. The Indian Davis Cupper beat Australia's Greg Jones 6-4, 6-2 in the men's singles final.
Nadal mows down Monfils to win Japan Open
World number one Rafa Nadal overpowered Frenchman Gael Monfils 6-1, 7-5 to win the Japan Open on Sunday to cap a week of "Nadal Fever" in Tokyo.
October 09, 2010Sania gets silver, Lee-Hesh bronze
A gritty Sania Mirza saved four match points before going down 3-6, 6-2, 6-7 (3) to top seed Anastasia Rodionova in a heart-stopping women's singles final to settle for a silver in the tennis competition of the 19th Commonwealth Games in New Delhi.
Wozniacki suffers injury scare, Murray dumped
World number one Caroline Wozniacki began life at the top with an injury scare on Friday, while Ivan Ljubicic completed a cull of seeds when he beat Andy Murray on yet another smoggy day at the China Open.
October 08, 2010Somdev, Sania in singles final; Lee-Hesh beaten
Somdev Devvarman and Sania Mirza will carry India's gold medal hopes in the tennis event of the Commonwealth Games as both progressed to the singles final even as the star pair of Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi bit the dust in a big upset on Friday.
October 07, 2010Wozniacki dethrones Serena for World No 1 spot
Caroline Wozniacki became the first Danish tennis player to be crowned world number one when she beat Czech Petra Kvitova 6-3, 6-2 to reach the quarter-finals of the China Open on Thursday.
Paes-Sania sent packing
Star pair Leander Paes and Sania Mirza crashed out of the mixed doubles after suffering a shock defeat, even as India's other players, including top seed in men's singles Somdev Devvarman, reached the semi-finals of five other events atthe Commonwealth Games.
Olympic champion Fraser banned for six months
Olympic and World 100 metres champion Shelly-Ann Fraser has been suspended for six months by the IAAF for a doping violation, the world governing body said on Wednesday. Fraser tested positive for the pain-killer oxycodone at May's Shanghai Diamond League meeting.
Knee injury sidelines Venus for rest of 2010
A nagging knee injury has forced Venus Williams to skip the rest of the 2010 tennis season, including next month's Fed Cup final between the United States and Italy.
October 06, 2010Bopanna beaten; Somdev, Sania win
Somdev Devvarman and Sania Mirza breezed into the quarter-finals after easy victories but Rohan Bopanna bowed out of the men's singles competition at the Commonwealth Games on Wednesday. Up against second seed and world number 133 Australian Peter Luczak, Bopanna went down fighting 2-6, 6-7(5) in 97 minutes in the second round, at the R K Khanna Tennis stadium.
October 05, 2010Paes-Bhupathi, Somdev progress
Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi had things their way as India ruled the tennis courts at the Commonwealth Games on Tuesday. The top seeded and favorites sailed into the men's doubles quarter-finals with a 6-3, 6-3 win over Sri Lanka's Thangarajah Dineshkanthan and Amresh Jayawickreme in the first round.
October 03, 2010Comeback tennis ace Nirupama gunning for gold
Nirupama Sanjeev was an unbeatable star of Indian tennis for over 10 years before she bid adieu in 2003. But after making a successful comeback last year, the former India No 1 is now eyeing nothing less than a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games.
Wozniacki wins Tokyo to close in on top ranking
Top seed Caroline Wozniacki outfought Russia's Elena Dementieva 1-6, 6-2, 6-3 to win the Pan Pacific Open on Saturday. Victory in the $2 million tournament means the Dane can leapfrog Serena Williams at the top of the world rankings if she reaches the quarter-finals at the China Open in Beijing next week.
Garcia-Lopez topples Nadal in Thailand
World number one Rafael Nadal suffered a surprise 2-6, 7-6, 6-3 semi-final defeat by unseeded Spanish compatriot Guillermo Garcia-Lopez at the Thailand Open on Saturday.
October 02, 2010Maleeva makes winning return after 5-year absence
Magdalena Maleeva returned to competitive tennis after a five-year absence and won the Bulgarian championship in style on Friday. The youngest sister of the Maleeva dynasty beat Izabela Shinikova 6-4, 6-4 in the final in the southern town of Plovdiv.
October 01, 2010Nadal eases into Thailand Open semis
World number one Rafa Nadal advanced to the semi-finals of the Thailand Open with a 6-2, 6-3 win over Kazakhstan's Mikhail Kukushkin on Friday.
Wozniacki to meet Dementieva in Tokyo final
Top seed Caroline Wozniacki out-muscled Victoria Azarenka of Belarus 6-2, 6-7, 6-4 to reach the final of the Pan Pacific Open on Friday.
September 30, 2010Lee-Hesh crash out of Thailand Open
Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi suffered a rare defeat together as they made a shock first-round exit from Thailand Open, the only ATP tournament they played together ahead of the Commonwealth Games.
September 28, 2010Malaysian Open: Yuki wins opener, may play Ferrer
Making an impressive start at the ATP Malaysian Open, Indian teen Yuki Bhambri demolished fellow wild card Yew-ming SI of Malaysia 6-2, 6-0 in the first round in Kuala Lumpur on Monday.
September 27, 2010Tokyo Date turns sour for champion Sharapova
A day before turning 40, Japan's Kimiko Date Krumm bundled defending champion Maria Sharapova out of the Pan Pacific Open in the first round on Monday.
September 24, 2010I don't really feel any extra pressure: Sania
The game of tennis has "enough depth" to negate the absence of star players when the sport makes its debut at the Commonwealth Games, feels India's star player Sania Mirza.
French Open could stay at Roland Garros
The French Open could stay at Roland Garros instead of moving to the Paris suburbs after plans to extend the grand slam venue took a step forward, the French tennis federation president said on Thursday.
September 22, 2010India draw Serbia in Davis Cup World Group
India will take on Davis Cup finalists Serbia in the opening round of next year's tournament. The Indians retained their place in the World Group -- having lost to Russia earlier in the year -- after a come-from-behind 3-2 victory over Brazil in the play-off tie in Chennai last Sunday.
Sania-Camerin move to doubles quarters in Tashkent
Sania Mirza and her Italian partner Maria Elena Camerin entered the doubles quarter-finals of the Tashkent Open with a straight-set win over Lyudmyla and Nadiya Kichenok, in Tashkent on Wednesday.
September 21, 2010Sania loses to Bychkova in first round
India's Sania Mirza went down fighting to Russian Ekaterina Bychkova in the first round of the Tashkent Open at the Olympic Tennis Centre in Uzbekistan, on Tuesday.
September 20, 2010Tipsarevic steers Serbia into Davis Cup final
Janko Tipsarevic emerged as Serbia's hero after he beat Radek Stepanek in the decisive rubber to propel his country to their first Davis Cup final with an nerve-jangling 3-2 win over the Czech Republic.
India draw level as Bellucci retires vs Somdev
Thomaz Bellucci's forfeiture enabled India draw level (at 2-2) with Brazil in the Davis Cup world group play-off tie in Chennai on Sunday.
September 19, 2010Sania-Edina win doubles WTA title
Sania Mirza won on Sunday won her ninth WTA doubles title when she triumphed at the Guangzhou International Women's Open along with Romanian partner Edina Gallovits.
Of a memorable win... and the next challenge
It was all smiles in the Indian camp after a come-from-behind 3-2 win over Brazil in the Davis Cup world group play-off tie in Chennai on Sunday. Come February, the team will try to win their first round tie, for that will ensure they retain their place in the world group and avoid the play-offs.
Davis Cup: Bopanna helps India make history
India consolidated its place further in Davis Cup history on Sunday when it scored a come-from-behind 3-2 win over Brazil in the world group play-off tie in Chennai.
'Leander's strength was his unpredictability'
Anecdotes on Leander Paes flew thick and fast as India's tennis greats, former and present, came together to celebrate the 12-time Grand Slam winner's 21 years of representing the nation in Davis Cup.
India draw level as Bellucci retires vs Somdev
Thomaz Bellucci's forfeiture enabled India draw level (at 2-2) with Brazil in the Davis Cup world group play-off tie in Chennai on Sunday.
September 18, 2010Sania-Edina in Guangzhou WTA semis
Sania Mirza and Edina Gallovits stunned fourth seeds Anna Smith and Zi Yan in straight sets to progress to the doubles semi-finals of the Guangzhou International Women's Open in Guangzhou, China.
September 17, 2010Davis Cup: India lose opening singles to Brazil
India ended Day 1 in the Davis Cup World Group play-off tie against Brazil down 0-2 after Rohan Bopanna and Somdev Devvarma lost the opening singles, at the Nungambakkam stadium on Friday.
Sania bows out of Guangzhou International
Sania Mirza bowed out of the Guangzhou International women's singles after losing to China's Zhang Shuai in the quarter-finals on Friday. The Indian ace lost 4-6, 6-1, 4-6.
Davis Cup: Prodigal Bopanna loses to Bellucci
Thomaz Bellucci helped Brazil draw first blood in the Davis Cup World Group play-off tie against India, scoring a fighting five-set victory over Rohan Bopanna. The 22-year-old held his nerve to overcome the 30-year-old Indian 6-7 (2), 7-6 (7), 7-5, 4-6, 10-8 in a baseline slugfest that lasted a little less than four-and-a-half hours.
September 16, 2010Yuki-Ryler in QFs of Bangkok Challenger
Yuki Bhambri and his partner Ryler Deheart advanced to the doubles quarter-final of the ATP Challenger event after their second-seed rivals Evgeny Kirillov and Alexandre Kudryavtsev retired mid-way in Bangkok.
Bopanna to take on Bellucci in Davis Cup opener
A confident Rohan Bopanna will take on Thomaz Bellucci in the opening match of the Davis Cup World Group play-off tie between India and Brazil in Chennai on Friday.
Sania-Edina move to doubles quarters in Guangzhou
Continuing her good run at the Guangzhou International Women's Open, Sania Mirza sealed a berth in the doubles quarter-finals along with Edina Gallovits, following a straight-set win over Sally Pears and Jermila Groth in Guangzhou, China.
Hewitt included for Davis Cup world group playoff
Australia has pinned its hopes on ageing warhorse Lleyton Hewitt to steer the country back into the Davis Cup's world group, naming him in both singles and doubles for their playoff against Belgium in Cairns this week.
September 15, 2010Guangzhou: Sania shocks Amanmuradova
Sania Mirza entered the third round of the Guangzhou International women's tournament, shocking third seed Akgul Amanmuradova of Uzbekistan on Wednesday. The unseeded Indian ace, who lost in the second round of the US Open after making it through the qualifying rounds, won 6-4, 6-3.
Bopanna will not play Davis Cup doubles vs Brazil
US Open finalist Rohan Bopanna will not figure in doubles in the Davis Cup World Group play-off against Brazil, beginning in Chennai on Friday, as the team has decided to stick with the tried and tested duo of Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi.
Federer is still the man to beat: Nadal
First time US Open champion Rafael Nadal believes the key to him winning nine Grand Slam titles in a little over five years has been his powerhouse shots.
September 14, 2010Nadal wins US Open, seals career Grand Slam
Rafael Nadal joined the ranks of the all-time greats of tennis as he beat Novak Djokovic to win the US Open and complete his sets of Grand Slam titles. The Spaniard, 24, won a rain-interrupted final 6-4, 5-7, 6-4, 6-2 at Flushing Meadows in New York.
September 13, 2010Home conditions will favour us: Bhupathi
Though Brazil appear to be a better
We are focused to win the tie: Somdev
After a dream run at the US Open, where he made the men's doubles final, Rohan Bopanna on Monday said he is confident of giving India a 1-0 lead if he plays the opening singles rubber of the Davis Cup World Group play-off tie against Brazil.
Sania-Shoaib not interested in Big Boss IV
Indian tennis star Sania Mirza on Monday rubbished media reports that she and her husband will appear in TV reality show Big Boss season-IV and said even if such an offers comes, they are not interested.
Bopanna leaps to 19 in ATP doubles rankings
Rohan Bopanna achieved his career-best rank of 19 in the doubles ATP chart following his stupendous run at the US Open, where he was the runners-up along with doubles partner Pakistan's Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi.
US Tennis defends roofless courts after washout
The US Tennis Association defended their decision to carry on staging the US Open without the benefit of a covered court even as rain on Sunday postponed the men's final for the third year in a row.
Not under any pressure against Brazil: Somdev
India's top ranked Davis Cupper Somdev Devvarman on Sunday said he is not under any pressure against Brazil in the Davis Cup World Group Playoff tie starting in Chennai on September 17, but would try to make full use of the home advantage.
Rain pushes US Open men's final to Monday
The US Open men's singles final between Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic was re-scheduled
September 12, 2010Federer plans to go shopping during US Open final
Roger Federer will not be competing in the US Open men's final for the first time in seven years and he will not be watching it either.
Clijsters's kind words ease Zvonareva's heartache
Some words of consolation from US Open champion Kim Clijsters made the bitter pill of a second successive Grand Slam final defeat easier to swallow for Vera Zvonareva.
Djokovic upsets Federer, meets Nadal in final
Novak Djokovic, who lost to Federer in New York the past three years, twice came back from a set down and saved two match-points to win 5-7, 6-1, 5-7, 6-2, 7-5 and enter the final of the men's singles at the US Open.
Clijsters romps to US Open crown
Kim Clijsters captured her third US Open singles title after thrashing Russia's Vera Zvonareva 6-2, 6-1 in Saturday's final.
Nadal cruises into first US Open final
Spain's Rafa Nadal charged into his first US Open final after beating Mikhail Youzhny of Russia 6-2, 6-3, 6-4 in Saturday's first semi-final at Flushing Meadows.
September 11, 2010A bad day at the office costly for Wozniacki
Top-seeded Caroline Wozniacki chalked up her US Open semi-finals loss Friday to Russia's Vera Zvonareva as a bad day at the office - one that may have cost her the number one ranking and a million-dollar bonus.
Venus optimistic despite disappointing defeat
Venus Williams fell short of a happy ending to her storybook run at the US Open after her vaunted serve deserted her in the semi-finals against defending champion Kim Clijsters on Friday.
Govt sanctions Rs 1 crore for elite tennis players
The payment row that threatened to derail India's tennis campaign in the upcoming Commonwealth Games was resolved on Saturday with the government approving Rs 1 crore for five elite players.
Clijsters, Zvonareva to clash in final
Kim Clijsters advanced to her fourth US Open final after winning a titanic centre court battle against Venus Williams. Russia's Vera Zvonareva upset the tournament's number one seed Caroline
Bopanna, Qureshi lose in US Open final
Indo-Pak pair of Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi lost 6-7, 6-7 to top seed American brothers Bob and Mike Bryans in the men's doubles finals of the US Open Grand Slam.
September 10, 2010Nadal charges into US Open semis
Rafael Nadal took the next step in his charge after the one Grand Slam crown missing from his collection by demolishing fellow-Spaniard Fernando Verdasco 7-5, 6-3, 6-4 on Thursday to reach the semi-finals of the US Open. His next opponent will be 12th-seeded Russian Mikhail Youzhny, who advanced with a five-set victory over Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland.
Youzhny wears down Wawrinka
Mikhail Youzhny of Russia wore down marathon man Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland in five sets on Thursday and advanced to the US Open semi-finals. The 12th-seeded Russian trailed two sets to one before coming back to claim a 3-6, 7-6, 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 victory in a gruelling groundstroke battle on another cool, blustery day on Arthur Ashe centre court.
September 09, 2010Sania, Bhupathi congratulate Bopanna-Quershi
As history beckons Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi, who are just one win away from winning the US Open, the Indian tennis fraternity on Thursday showered encomiums on the Indo-Pak pair for their incredible run at the last grand slam of the season.
'If Bopanna-Qureshi can, why can't India-Pak?'
Congratulating Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-ul Haq Qureshi on reaching the US Open men's doubles final, Sports Minister M S Gill on Thursday said the pair's success should lead to better sporting ties between India and Pakistan.
Stop War, Start Tennis, believes Indo-Pak Express
There was no stopping the 'Indo-Pak Express' as Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi inched closer to their maiden Grand Slam title together by advancing to the US Open finals.
US Open: Bopanna, Qureshi in maiden major final
Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi reached the final of a Grand Slam for the first time in their career after scoring a facile 7-6(5), 6-4 win over Argentines Eduardo Schwank and Horacio Zeballos at the US Open on Wednesday.
September 08, 2010Bopanna-Qureshi in US Open semis
Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-ul Haq Qureshi entered the semi-finals of a Grand Slam event for the first time after a thrilling 7-5, 7-6 (2) win over 10th seeds Wesley Moodie and Dick Norman in the US Open men's doubles quarter-finals in New York.
Hingis considering comeback on doubles tour
Former world number one Martina Hingis said on Tuesday she may make a second return to the women's tour, this time on the doubles circuit.
Murray 'not good enough' to win a major: Wilander
Tennis legend and former No.1 Mats Wilander has said that Andy Murray is 'not good enough' to win a Grand Slam title, after the British number one's hopes of winning the US Open were dashed in the third round.
September 07, 2010Aisam first Pakistani to make Slam semis
Tennis star Aisamul Haq has become the first from Pakistan to reach the semi-finals of any Grand Slam event.
Top seed Wozniacki says self belief key to success
Poland's Caroline Wozniacki, who justified her top seeding at the US Open by defeating former champion Maria Sharapova, insists that she is a much improved player now and potent enough to beat top stars.
I don't know if I'll ever win a grand slam: Murray
British tennis ace Andy Murray, who crashed out of the US Open on Sunday, says that though he doesn't know if he will ever win a Grand Slam title, he would still work hard for it.
Paes-Black bow out of US Open
Indian ace Leander Paes and his Zimbabwean partner Cara Black suffered a straight-set defeat to Anna-Lena Groenefeld and Mark Knowles and bowed out of the mixed doubles at the US Open in New York on Tuesday. The second seeds, who won the 2010 Wimbledon mixed doubles title, lost 3-6, 4-6 to the German-Bahamian pair in the quarter-finals.
September 06, 2010US Open: Bopanna-Qureshi cruise into quarters
India's Rohan Bopanna and his Pakistani partner Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi advanced to the men's doubles quarter-finals of the US Open with an upset win over second seeded Canadian-Serbian pair of Daniel Nestor and Nenad Zimonjic in New York.
US Open: Dementieva dumped by Stosur
Fifth-seeded Australian Samantha Stosur saved four match points in a thrilling third set and came back to beat Russian Elena Dementieva 6-3, 2-6, 7-6 to reach the quarter-finals of the U.S. Open on Sunday.
US Open: Wawrinka makes Murray go round
Andy Murray hobbled out of the U.S. Open on Sunday, beaten 6-7, 7-6, 6-3, 6-3 in the third round by Switzerland's Stanislas Wawrinka after his ailing body let him down.
September 05, 2010Bhupathi crashes out of US Open
Mahesh Bhupathi's US Open campaign ended after suffering defeats in both men's doubles and mixed doubles events with his respective partners.
Federer says Nadal not best ... yet
Roger Federer has warned Rafael Nadal that he must win the US Open to stand any chance of being labelled as the greatest to ever play the game.
Smooth sailing for seeds at windy US Open
Roger Federer and Mareia Sharapova provided proved too strong in gale-force winds to breeze into the fourth round of the US Open on Saturday.
September 04, 2010Murray, Venus, Clijsters breeze at US Open
Andy Murray, Venus Williams and Kim Clijsters romped through to the next round on Friday at the US Open.
September 03, 2010US Open: Sania exits women's doubles too
The Indian ace and Russian partner Vera Dushevina lost to 11th seeds Alisa Kleybanova and Ekaterina Makarova 7-6(6), 2-6, 6-7(3) in a first round match.
September 02, 2010Bhupathi-Mirnyi advance to 2nd round at US Open
Fourth seeds Mahesh Bhupathi and Max Mirnyi overcame a late resistance from Arnaud Clement and Nicolas Mahut to advance to the second round of the men's doubles event of the US Open at Flushing Meadows in New York.
Ranting Roddick ousted early by Tipsarevic
Former US Open champion Andy Roddick stumbled to a bad-tempered early exit from his home Grand Slam on Wednesday, the American losing 3-6, 7-5, 6-3, 7-6 to unseeded Serb Janko Tipsarevic in the final match of the day.
Agassi nominated for Tennis Hall of Fame
Andre Agassi headlined a list of nominees for the International Tennis Hall of Fame following a sparkling career highlighted by eight Grand Slam titles and an Olympic gold medal.
Murray on fire as US Open heats up
Andy Murray sent an ominous warning to Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal about his intentions to win the US Open when he cruised through his first match at Flushing Meadows on Wednesday after Victoria Azarenka sent a shiver through the tennis world when she fainted on court.
September 01, 2010Sania Mirza bows out of US Open
India's Sania Mirza bowed out of the US Open with a second round defeat at the hands of Russia's Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova on Wednesday. The Russian, seeded 20th, won 6-2, 6-4 and faces Argentine Gisela Dulko in the third round on Friday.
Paes-Dlouhy crash out of US Open
On a mixed day for India, defending champions and third seeds Leander Paes and Lukas Dlouhy crashed out but Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi entered the men's doubles second round of the US Open in New York.
Nadal eases through after Djokovic struggles
Rafael Nadal made a smooth start to his bid to capture the one Grand Slam that has eluded him when he wore down Russia's Teymuraz Gabashvili 7-6, 7-6, 6-3 in the first round of the US Open on Tuesday.
August 31, 2010Federer, Clijsters kick off US Open in style
One magical point from Roger Federer capped an exhilarating first day at the US Open on Monday as a host of former champions each took their turn in the Flushing Meadows spotlight.
US Open: Sania enters 2nd round, Somdev loses
Sania Mirza booked her place in the second round of the US Open with a comprehensive win over Michelle Larcher de Brito of Portugal in New York on Monday.
August 30, 2010Paes-Dlouhy seeded third at US Open
Defending champions Leander Paes and Lukas Dlouhy have been seeded third at the men's doubles event of the US Open and the Indo-Czech pair will open its campaign against Czech-Slovakia combo of Martin Damm and Filip Polasek.
August 29, 2010Clijsters takes a stroll down memory lane
Returning to the scene of her greatest triumphs, Kim Clijsters looked like any ordinary working mom when she strolled into Flushing Meadows on Saturday.
Wnning US Open not an obsession: Nadal
Rafael Nadal needs only the US Open title to complete a career set of grand-slam titles but the relaxed Spaniard says he will never allow it to become an obsession.
Bopanna-Qureshi lose ATP Pilot Pen final
Rohan Bopanna's and Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi's wait for their first ATP title continued after they lost the final of the Pilot Pen Tennis tournament to Wimbledon finalists Robert Lindstedt and Horia Tecau in New Haven, USA.
August 28, 2010Bopanna-Qureshi stun Bhupathi-Mirnyi
Continuing their red-hot form, Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi advanced to their third ATP Tour final of the season with an upset win over second seeds Mahesh Bhupathi and Max Mirnyi at the Pilot Pen Tennis tournament in New Haven.
Sania makes it to US Open main draw
Sania Mirza entered the main draw of the US Open, beating Columbia's Catalina Castano in the final qualifying round on Friday. The Indian ace, ranked 160th, got the better of the 188th-ranked Columbian 6-1, 1-6, 6-3.
August 27, 2010Somdev plays Anderson in US Open 1st round
Somdev Devvarman has drawn in-form South African Davis Cupper Kevin Anderson as his first-round opponent in the men's singles event of the US Open in New York.
Sania inches closer to US Open main draw
Sania Mirza is one win away from making the women's singles main draw of the US Open after scoring a straight-set win over Russian Elina Bovina in the second round of the qualifying event in New York. The Indian, ranked 160th, beat her opponent 10 places below her in WTA chart, 6-3, 6-3 in one hour and 19 minutes to advance to the third and final round.
August 26, 2010Nadal to start U.S. Open against Gabashvili
World number one and top seed Rafa Nadal will launch his U.S. Open campaign against Russia's Teymuraz Gabashvili after the singles draw for the last grand slam of the year was made at Flushing Meadows on Thursday.
Bopanna-Qureshi, Bhupathi-Mirnyi score
Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-ul Haq Qureshi avenged their defeat in the Cincinnati Masters, stunning fourth seeds Mariusz Fyrstenberg and Martin Matkowski of Poland in the first round of the Pilot Pen tennis tournament in New Haven on Wednesday. The unseeded Indo-Pak pair scored a 6-3, 2-6, 10-5 win to secure a quarter-final berth in the US $663,750 hard court event.
Wozniacki opens New Haven defence with easy win
Caroline Wozniacki's New Haven Open title defence and final warmup for the US Open opened smoothly on Wednesday with a clinical 6-4, 6-1 second round win over Slovakia's Dominika Cibulkova.
Borg tips Murray to win the US Open
Tennis legend Bjorn Borg is tipping Britain's No 1 tennis player Andy Murray to win his first Grand Slam at the US Open next week and rates him as competitive as Swiss star Roger Federer and Wimbledon's 2008 champion Rafael Nadal.
August 25, 2010First Look: Sania in Round 2 of US Open qualifiers
India's Sania Mirza advanced to the second round of the US Open qualifiers after defeating Ksenia Lykina of Russia 6-2, 6-2 on Tuesday.
Wozniacki earns top seeding for US Open
Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki was named top seed of a grand slam tournament for the first time on Tuesday for the US Open starting next Monday.
August 24, 2010Sania to face Ksenia in US Open qualifiers
Forced to go through the qualifiers to compete in the US Open due to low ranking, Sania Mirza has been drawn against Russian Ksenia Lykina as her first round opponent.
Wozniacki cruises to win at Montreal Cup
World number two Caroline Wozniacki breezed to a 6-3, 6-2 victory over Vera Zvonareva in the final of the rain-hit Montreal Cup on Monday, confirming her status as the red-hot favourite for the US Open.
Nadal gets top billing for US Open
World number one Rafael Nadal was installed as the top men's seed for the US Open on Monday as the Spaniard bids to complete a career grand slam.
August 23, 2010Ministry seeks details from AITA on payment row
The payment row which prompted top tennis players to issue a Commonwealth Games boycott threat is expected to take another fortnight to resolve as the Sports Ministry on Monday sought more details of the expenses from the All India Tennis Association to release the money.
Bhupathi-Mirnyi lose in Cincinnati final
Mahesh Bhupathi and Max Mirnyi suffered their third defeat in an ATP Masters series final this season, losing the summit clash of the Cincinnati event 3-6, 4-6 to second seeds Mike and Bob Bryan.
Somdev back in top-100 in singles rankings
Somdev Devvarman regained his place in the top-100 in the men's singles tennis rankings after jumping four places to 99.
Federer ends seven-month title drought
Roger Federer ended a seven-month title drought with a 6-7, 7-6, 6-4 win over American Mardy Fish in the Cincinnati Masters final on Sunday to send a timely reminder of his class just a week before the US Open. Federer captured his 63rd title in his 90th final and his victory was his fourth at Cincinnati since his first win in the tournament in 2005.
August 22, 2010Tired Murray annoyed with Cincinnati timing
Britain's Andy Murray, who lost his Cincinnati Masters quarter-final to American Mardy Fish Friday, was disappointed that tournament organisers had given him three consecutive starts in the midday heat.
Bhupathi-Mirnyi enter Cincinnati Masters final
Indian tennis ace Mahesh Bhupathi and his Belarussian partner Max Mirnyi reached their third ATP World Tour final of the year together, beating fifth seeds Lukasz Kubot and Oliver Marach in straight sets in the Cincinnati Masters Tennis Tournament.
Defending champ Del Potro withdraws from US Open
US Open champion Juan Martin Del Potro will be unable to defend his title this month, having failed to recover from a wrist injury which has kept him out since January.
Fish stuns Roddick, meets Federer in final
World number two Roger Federer comfortably beat Cypriot Marcos Baghdatis 6-4, 6-3 on Saturday to set up a meeting with American Mardy Fish in the final of the Cincinnati Masters. Fish had earlier pulled off a surprise turnaround win over fellow American Andy Roddick to claim a 4-6, 7-6, 6-1 victory and advance to his third Masters series final.
August 21, 2010Nadal says must improve for chance at US Open
World number one Rafa Nadal, searching for his first US Open title, says he has to improve rapidly to have a chance of glory at Flushing Meadows later this month.
Kuznetsova crushes Zheng, enters Montreal semis
Svetlana Kuznetsova thrashed China's Zheng Jie 6-1, 6-3 to become the first player through to the semi-finals of the Montreal Cup on Friday.
Bhupathi-Mirnyi in Cincinnati Masters semis
Mahesh Bhupathi and Max Mirnyi booked a semi-final berth at the ATP Cincinnati Masters after sailing past Mariusz Fyrstenberg and Marcin Matkowski in straight sets in Mason, USA.
'We will clear player dues if AITA certifies'
Keen to settle the payment dispute involving elite tennis players at the earliest, the Sports Ministry on Saturday said it was willing to clear the dues even on receiving the minimum documentation from AITA.
Revolting tennis players withdraw pull out threat
India's top tennis players, who had threatened to boycott the Commonwealth Games because of non-payment of dues, on Saturday pledged to represent the country in the mega event after being given a categorical assurance that the vexed issues would be resolved soon.
Nadal loses as Americans advance in Cincinnati
World No 1 Rafa Nadal fell to Cyprus's Marco Baghdatis 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 in the quarter-finals of the Cincinnati Masters Friday as three of the top four seeds lost out.
Injured Serena pulls out of US Open
Serena Williams has pulled out of the US Open because she is still recovering from surgery on her right foot, the American world number one said on Friday. Williams, who won her 13th Grand Slam at Wimbledon earlier this year, cut her foot on broken glass at a restaurant in July and has not played since.
August 20, 2010Paes-Dlouhy out of Cincinnati Masters
Leander Paes and the Czech Republic's Lukas Dlouhy stumbled yet again in the second round, crashing out of the Cincinnati Masters, following a straight-set defeat to Mardy Fish and Mark Knowles. Seeded third, they lost 3-6, 2-6 to the unseeded American-Bahamas pair.
AITA confirms players' boycott threat
The men's team for the Commonwealth Games -- Leander Paes, Mahesh Bhupathi, Somdev Devvarman and Rohan Bopanna -- wrote to the All India Tennis Association that if they are not paid their dues by next month 'none of them will be available for the Games in October'.
Clijsters remains perfect ousted in Montreal
Kim Clijsters raced into the quarter-finals of the Montreal Cup with a ruthless 6-2, 6-1 demolition of Kaia Kanepi on Thursday, sending a menacing message to anyone eyeing the Belgian's US Open crown.
Nadal, Murray labour into Cincinnati quarters
World number one Rafa Nadal battled back to defeat Frenchman Julien Benneteau 5-7, 7-6, 6-2 at the Cincinnati Masters on Thursday and Britain's Andy Murray needed a final set tiebreak to beat Latvia's Ernests Gulbis.
August 19, 2010Yuki storms into tennis final at Youth Olympics
Yuki Bhambri pulled off an upset victory to storm into the final of the tennis event but the hoopsters and swimmers came up with disappointing performances on a mixed day for the Indians in the inaugural Youth Olympic Games in Singapore on Thursday.
AITA denies players threatening CWG pullout
The All India Tennis Association (AITA) on Thursday dismissed media reports that the star quartet of Mahesh Bhupathi, Leander Paes, Somdev Devvarman and Rohan Bopanna has threatened to pull out of the Commonwealth Games due to non-clearance of Davis Cup dues and lack of financial assistance for preparations.
Clijsters still perfect on hardcourt after scare
A sleepy Kim Clijsters woke up in time to claim a 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 second round win over American qualifier Bethanie Mattek-Sands at the Montreal Cup on Wednesday and continue her perfect buildup to the US Open.
Bhupathi-Mirnyi in Cincinnati quarters
Mahesh Bhupathi and Max Mirnyi advanced to the men's doubles quarter-finals of the Cincinnati Masters after getting a walk over. Fourth seeds Bhupathi and Mirnyi were scheduled to play against Americans John Isner and Sam Querry, who withdrew from the contest due an ankle injury to Isner.
Nadal advances at slick Cincinnati
Rafa Nadal urged tournament organisers to make more consistent surfaces for hard court events after easing past American Taylor Dent 6-2, 7-5 to make the third round of the Cincinnati Masters on Wednesday.
August 18, 2010Australia names tennis squad for CWG 2010
Peter Luczak and Anastasia Rodionova will spearhead Australia's challenge at the tennis event of the forthcoming Commonwealth Games in Delhi as Tennis Australia on Wednesday named its squad, sans Lleyton Hewitt and Samatha Stosur.
Yuki Bhambri in semis at Youth Olympics
Yuki Bhambri braved cramps to get the better of Ireland's John Morrissey and enter the semi-finals in the boys' singles of the tennis event at the inaugural Youth Olympics in Singapore on Wednesday. The sixth seed Indian defeated Morrissey 6-4, 6-4 in the quarter-finals at Kallang Tennis Centre.
Nadal says US Open failure has been fitness issue
The US Open is the only Grand Slam that world number one Rafa Nadal has yet to win and the Spaniard admits he has found it tough physically to raise himself at the end of the season.
Top seed Jankovic upset by Benesova in Montreal
Top seed Jelena Jankovic's US Open chances continued to dim with a listless 7-6, 6-3 loss to 75th-ranked Czech Iveta Benesova in her opening match at the Montreal Cup on Tuesday.
August 17, 2010Safina looking to rediscover Montreal magic
Former World No 1 Dinara Safina celebrated her return to Stade Uniprix with a 6-3, 6-3 win over Germany's Andrea Petkovic at the Montreal Cup on Monday and declared herself 100-percent pain-free after a horror run of injuries.
Roddick, Dent advance at Cincinnati Masters
Andy Roddick needed three sets to beat 46th-ranked Ukrainian Sergiy Stakhovsky 6-4, 6-7, 6-1, while fellow American Taylor Dent upset Feliciano Lopez to advance to the second round of the Cincinnati Masters on Monday.
August 16, 2010Clijsters downs Sharapova for Cincinnati title
Kim Clijsters survived three match points before a rain break then produced a remarkable comeback after the weather cleared to beat Maria Sharapova 2-6, 7-6, 6-2 and win the Cincinnati Open on Sunday.
Andy Murray beats Federer to clinch Toronto title
Andy Murray humbled Roger Federer 7-5, 7-5 to defend his Toronto Masters title on Sunday, confirming the Briton as one of the favourites for the US Open.
Murray in US Open contention after Toronto win
Andy Murray arrived in Canada without a coach and a title this season and left on Sunday as a major contender for the US Open after a stunning defence of his Toronto Masters crown.
August 15, 2010Sharapova to meet Clijsters in Cincinnati final
Maria Sharapova will meet Kim Clijsters in the final of the Cincinnati Open on Sunday after the pair came through contrasting semi-final ties.
Gutsy Federer to meet Murray in Toronto final
Roger Federer battled his way into the final of Toronto Masters with a gutsy 6-1, 3-6, 7-5 win over Novak Djokovic on Saturday, reclaiming the number two world ranking from the Serb.
August 14, 2010Wimbledon waives all-white dress rule for Olympics
The All England Club will be awash with colour in two years with its rigid all-white clothing policy being relaxed for the 2012 Olympics tennis competition.
Nadal, Federer lead world's top four into semis
World number one Rafa Nadal survived a scare and Roger Federer ended a run of recent losses to Tomas Berdych to lead the world's top four players into the semi-finals of the Toronto Masters on Friday.
Tyson Gay wins London Diamond League 100m
Tyson Gay sent a message to missing rivals Usain Bolt and Asafa Powell with victory in the 100 metres at the London Diamond League meeting on Friday in a world leading time of 9.78 seconds.
Ivanovic to face Clijsters in Cincinnati semis
Ana Ivanovic will meet Kim Clijsters in the Cincinnati Open semi-finals after progressing along with Russian teenager Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and Maria Sharapova on Friday.
August 13, 2010Bhupathi-Paes in India's CWG tennis team
Multiple Grand Slam winners Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi were on Friday named in India's men's squad for the Commonwealth Games.
Woman's touch brings fun back to Ivanovic's game
The female touch has brought a little more fun into the routine of former world number one Ana Ivanovic as she tries to claw her way back up the world rankings.
Roger Federer's advice to Andy Murray
Grand Slam champion Roger Federer has reportedly told British tennis star Andy Murray that not having a coach could be positively beneficial.
Jankovic, Wozniacki upset in Cincinnati
Top-seed Jelena Jankovic and second seed Caroline Wozniacki suffered surprise third-round exits in the Cincinnati Open on Thursday.
August 12, 2010Tough outing for Indians at Toronto Masters
Mahesh Bhupathi is the lone Indian survivor at the ATP Rogers Cup as Somdev Devvarman, Leander Paes and Rohan Bopanna crashed out of the Masters Series event following defeats in their respective draws.
Sania-Monica shock Wimbledon champs in Cincinnati
Sania Mirza and Monica Niculescu stunned Wimbledon doubles champions Vania King and Yaroslava Shvedova to storm into the quarter-finals of the the Western and Southern Financial Group Women's Open in Cincinnati.
Dementieva exits Cincinnati, Clijsters moves on
Russia's Elena Dementieva lost 6-1, 6-3 to compatriot Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in the second round of the rain-hit Cincinnati Open on Wednesday, but Maria Sharapova and Kim Clijsters both advanced to the third round.
Nadal and Djokovic pass tough tests in Toronto
World number one Rafael Nadal was made to work and number two Novak Djokovic had to sweat as they launched their North American hardcourt campaigns with battling second round wins at the Toronto Masters on Wednesday.
August 11, 2010Sharapova outlasts Kuznetsova for Cincinnati debut
Maria Sharapova battled to a 6-4, 1-6, 6-2 victory over in-form Russian compatriot Svetlana Kuznetsova to reach the second round of the Cincinnati Masters on Tuesday.
Roddick pulls out of Toronto Masters with illness
Eighth seed American Andy Roddick has pulled out of the Toronto Masters because of illness, the ATP Tour said on Tuesday.
Federer shakes off rust to advance in Toronto
Roger Federer launched his North American hardcourt campaign with a workmanlike 7-6, 6-3 win over Argentine Juan Ignacio Chela to move confidently into the third round of the Toronto Masters on Tuesday.
August 10, 2010Ivanovic turns back clock with win in Cincinnati
Former world number one Ana Ivanovic showed flashes of the form that took her to the pinnacle of tennis as she upset ninth seed Victoria Azarenka 2-6, 7-6, 6-2 in the first round of the Cincinnati Masters on Monday.
August 09, 2010Somdev, Sania drop in rankings
Somdev Devvarman's stay in the top-100 lasted just a week, as the Indian suffered a huge loss of 15 positions to find himself at 111th spot in the latest ATP rankings. In the WTA rankings, Sania Mirza's slide continued, The Indian ace found herself at No 153 after a loss of 15 places.
Somdev fails to qualify for Toronto Masters
Somdev Devvarman failed to make the singles main draw of the Toronto ATP Masters after going down fighting to third seed Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan in the second round of the qualifying event. The 14th seed Indian began well but lost 6-4, 3-6, 6-7(10) to the world number 54 Uzbek in the second and final round.
Kuznetsova snaps drought with San Diego Open win
Svetlana Kuznetsova overcame a bout of mid-match nerves to grind down Agnieszka Radwanska 6-4, 6-7, 6-3 and clinch the San Diego Open on Sunday.
Nalbandian dumps Baghdatis in Washington final
Former Wimbledon finalist David Nalbandian made the most of his first tournament since April by turning aside eighth seed Marcos Baghdatis 6-2, 7-6 to win the $1.2 million Washington Classic on Sunday.
August 08, 2010Radwanska sets up Kuznetsova final at San Diego
Agnieszka Radwanska disposed of a pesky Daniela Hantuchova on her eighth match point to make the final of the San Diego Open with a 6-4, 6-2 victory on Saturday.
August 07, 2010Pennetta upsets injured Stosur at San Diego
Italy's Flavia Pennetta continued her dominance of an injury-hampered Samantha Stosur with a 6-4, 6-3 victory in the quarter-finals of the San Diego Open on Friday. Fifth seed Pennetta set up a semi-final with twice Grand Slam champion Svetlana Kuznetsova, who ended the hopes of American teenager Coco Vandeweghe 7-5, 6-2.
Berdych, Verdasco sent packing in Washington
Top seed Tomas Berdych and third-seeded Fernando Verdasco lost in the quarter-finals of the Washington Classic on Friday, the latest in a cluster of upset victims at the $1.2 million US Open tune-up.
Bopanna-Qureshi stun Bryan brothers in quarters
Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi pulled off the biggest win of their career by upsetting world record holders Mike and Bob Bryan in the quarter-finals of the Legg Mason Classic event in Washington.
August 06, 2010Vandeweghe stuns Zvonareva in San Diego
American teenager Coco Vandeweghe produced a stunning fightback to defeat Wimbledon finalist Vera Zvonareva 2-6, 7-5, 6-4 in the second round of the San Diego Open on Thursday.
Simon cruises past lethargic Roddick
Andy Roddick's preparations for the US Open suffered a jolt when the ninth-ranked American suffered a lop-sided 6-3, 6-3 defeat to Frenchman Gilles Simon in the third round of the Washington Classic on Thursday.
August 05, 2010Bopanna-Qureshi in Legg Mason quarters
The Indo-Pak pair laboured to a 7-5, 4-6, 10-3 win over the Czech-Austrian combination in the first round of the US $1,165,500 hard court event.
Big-server Querrey out-served by Tipsarevic
Janko Tipsarevic gained a measure of revenge for his loss to Sam Querrey last week by shocking the hard-serving American 7-6, 6-3 under sweltering conditions on Wednesday at the Washington Classic.
August 02, 2010Murray upset gives Querrey good reason to aim high
Sam Querrey's first victory over Andy Murray in five attempts has embellished the big-serving American's impressive credentials and marked him out as a likely top-10 player in the future.
Azarenka cruises past Sharapova in Stanford
A charged-up Victoria Azarenka of Belarus won her first tournament of the year on Sunday by blowing away Maria Sharapova 6-4, 6-1 in the final of the Stanford Classic.
Somdev cracks top-100 in ATP rankings
Rising tennis star Somdev Devvarman became only the second Indian after Leander Paes to break into the top-100 of ATP rankings, reaching a career-high 96th in the latest list issued on Monday.
Querrey upsets Murray to retain LA Open title
Second seed Sam Querrey, peaking at just the right time, saved a match point in the second set before upsetting top-seeded Andy Murray 5-7, 7-6, 6-3 to retain his LA Open title on Sunday.
Soon India will have a Slam winner: Bopanna
After an unprecedented five Indian tennis players competed at this year's Wimbledon men's doubles event, Rohan Bopanna says the day is not far when the country gets its first Grand Slam winner from the younger crop of players.
August 01, 2010Bryan brothers lose at Farmers Classic
Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi crashed out of the ATP Farmers Classic tournament, following a straight-set defeat against top seeds Mike and Bob Bryan.
Top seed Murray to face Querrey in LA final
Top seed and World No 4 Andy Murray won a curiously topsy-turvy encounter with Spaniard Feliciano Lopez 6-0, 1-6, 6-4 on Saturday to reach the final of the LA Open.
Sharapova sets up Azarenka final at Stanford
Maria Sharapova overcame a fast-starting Agnieszka Radwanska1-6, 6-2, 6-2 to reach the final of the Stanford Classic on Saturday.
July 31, 2010Bartoli ousted at Stanford, Stosur battles on
Victoria Azarenka overcame a slow start to upset defending champion Marion Bartoli 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 in the quarter-finals of the Stanford Classic on Friday.
Bopanna-Aisam in semis of Farmers Classic
Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi scored their second come-from-behind win to progress to the doubles semi-finals of the ATP Farmers Classic tournament in Los Angeles.
July 30, 2010Sharapova, Bartoli reach Stanford quarter-finals
Holder Marion Bartoli advanced to the quarter-finals of the Stanford Classic on Thursday with a 6-3, 6-4 win over former world number one Ana Ivanovic, while Maria Sharapova also advanced to the last eight. Russian Sharapova, a three-times Grand Slam winner, beat Belarus's Olga Govortsova 6-3, 6-3 while Maria Kirilenko defeated sixth seed Shahar Peer 6-4, 6-3.
July 29, 2010Somdev ousted from ATP Farmers Classic
Somdev Devvarman suffered a second successive defeat against Serbia's Janko Tipsaveric to crash out of the ATP Farmers Classic.
Baghdatis shakes off losing run to triumph in L.A.
Third-seeded Cypriot Marcos Baghdatis had low expectations for this week's LA Open but gave himself a welcome boost by beating American wildcard Ryan Sweeting 3-6, 6-2, 6-3 in the second round on Wednesday.
July 28, 2010All smiles for Blake after crushing win at LA Open
American wildcard James Blake was all smiles after winning his first match since March with a crushing 6-1, 6-4 demolition of Argentina's Leonardo Mayer at the LA Open on Tuesday.
Farmers Classic: Somdev advances to 2nd round
Somdev Devvarman advanced to the second round of the $619,500 Farmers Classic singles event with a straight set victory over local qualifier Steve Johnson in Los Angeles.
Murray parts with coach Maclagan
British World No 4 Andy Murray sacked his coach Miles Maclagan on Tuesday a little more than a month before the final grand slam event of the year.
July 27, 2010Aus tennis ace Stosur to miss Commonwealth Games
The star pull-outs from this year's Commonwealth Games continue with French Open finalist Samantha Stosur becoming the latest to decide against competing in the Delhi event to focus on top WTA tournaments. The Australian tennis ace joins the country's top male tennis player Lleyton Hewitt in pulling out of the Games, according to an Australian Associated Press report.
Federer teams up with Sampras's ex-coach
Roger Federer has hooked up with Pete Sampras's former coach Paul Annacone for a 'test period' in a bid to rediscover his winning touch.
July 26, 2010Fish downs Isner to win second title in a row
Mardy Fish reeled in second seed John Isner 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 to clinch the Atlanta Tennis Championships on Sunday and win his second successive ATP title.
July 25, 2010Sania stumbles in final at Wrexham ITF event
After mauling lower-ranked opponents all through the week, Sania Mirza lost the title clash of the Wrexham ITF event 2-6, 4-6 to local favourite Heather Watson on Sunday.
Bopanna-Vliegen in Atlanta Championship final
Rohan Bopanna is one step away from winning his second ATP doubles title of the season after making the final of the Atlanta Tennis Championships in USA, along with partner Kristof Vliegen.
Murray top seed in LA after Djokovic withdraws
British World No 4 Andy Murray has been made the top seed for next week's LA Open after the late withdrawal of second-ranked Novak Djokovic.
Roddick upset by Fish in Atlanta semis
Mardy Fish extended his winning streak to nine matches by defeating top seeded Andy Roddick 7-6, 6-3 on Saturday to advance to the final of the Atlanta Tennis Championships.
July 24, 2010Bopanna-Vliegen in semis of Atlana event
Rohan Bopanna and Kristof Vliegen overcame a first set deficit to beat Jonathan Erlich and Janko Tipsarevic and book a semi-final berth in the Atlanta Tennis Championships in the USA.
July 23, 2010Bopanna-Vliegen advance to quarters in Atlanta
Rohan Bopanna and his partner Kristof Vliegen progressed to the doubles quarter-finals of the Atlanta Tennis Championships in USA with a straight set win over Sanchai and Sonchat Ratiwatana.
July 18, 2010Somdev knocked out of Aptos Challenger
Somdev Devvarman's good run at the ATP Challenger event in Aptos, USA, came to an end after a semi-final defeat against American Donald Young.
Serena to miss three Tour events with foot surgery
American World No 1 Serena Williams will miss three tournaments in the build-up to the US Open due to surgery on her right foot, the WTA Tour said on Saturday.
July 16, 2010Somdev enters quarters of Aptos Challenger
Somdev Devvarman struggled past Alex Bogolomov Jr. in three sets to book a quarter-final berth in the singles event of the ATP Challenger event in Aptos, USA.
July 15, 2010Federer enjoys break with family in France
After the disappointing campaign at Wimbledon and his fall in the rankings, tennis ace Roger Federer decided to take a break from his hectic schedule and spend time with his family in France.
July 14, 2010Somdev advances to second round of ATP challenger
Somdev Devvarman was off to a winning start at the $75,000 ATP Challenger tournament in Aptos, USA as he beat Japanese Yuichi Sugita in three-sets.
July 12, 2010Djokovic inspires Serbia, Argentina shock Russia
Serbia reached the Davis Cup semi-finals for the first time when they completed a 4-1 victory over Croatia in Split on Sunday.
Fish serves big to see off Rochus
Mardy Fish overpowered Olivier Rochus with 17 aces to win the Newport International title 5-7, 6-3, 6-4 on Sunday.
Djokovic inspires Serbia, Argentina shock Russia
Serbia reached the Davis Cup semi-finals for the first time when they completed a 4-1 victory over Croatia in Split Sunday. World number two Novak Djokovic silenced a partisan crowd with a straight-sets win over Marin Cilic to give Serbia an unassailable 3-1 lead and set up a home tie against the Czech Republic, who dispatched Chile 4-1.
July 11, 2010Gill inaugurates tennis venue for CWG
Sports Minister M S Gill on Sunday inaugurated the refurbished R K Khanna Stadium with the hope that the Indian tennis players would shine here and rake in the medals when the capital hosts the Commonwealth Games in October.
July 10, 2010Spain tumble to France in Davis Cup quarter-finals
Spain's hopes of a hat-trick of Davis Cup triumphs ended when they fell 3-0 behind to France in Clermont-Ferrand after losing Saturday's doubles rubber.
July 09, 2010Nadal becomes shareholder at club, to visit SA
Tennis world number one Rafa Nadal has become a shareholder at financially troubled Real Mallorca, the Spanish league side said on Thursday.
July 08, 2010Somdev's run ends at Hall of Fame Meet
Indian Davis Cupper Somdev Devvarman slumped to his second successive defeat against Mardy Fish and crashed out of the singles event of the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships in Newport.
July 07, 2010Somdev in second round at Hall of Fame
Somdev Devvarman advanced to the second round in the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships after scoring a straight-set win over America's Kevin Kim in Newport. The unseeded Indian took 63 minutes to complete a 6-4, 6-3 win in the first round of the US $442,500 grass court event.
Davis Cup: Nadal-less Spain have plenty in reserve
Rafael Nadal will be missing when Spain face France in this week's Davis Cup quarter-finals but such is the depth of quality the holders boast they should stay on course for a hat-trick of titles.
July 05, 2010Federer third in rankings for first time since '03
Roger Federer slipped down one place to world number three on Monday, the first time the Swiss great has been ranked outside the top two since November 2003.
Paes steady, Sania drops further in rankings
Veteran Indian tennis ace Leander Paes, who clinched his 12th Grand Slam with the Wimbledon mixed doubles' title, remained steady at sixth in the ATP list but Sania Mirza's free-fall continued in the WTA chart issued on Monday.
Paes-Black win Wimbledon mixed doubles crown
India's Leander Paes and Zimbabwe's Cara Black strolled on Centre Court after Rafael Nadal had won the men's singles and took their second Grand Slam title of the year after the Australian Open with a 6-4, 7-6 victory against South Africa's Wesley Moodie and Lisa Raymond from the Unites States.
July 04, 2010Nadal beats Berdych to take second Wimbledon title
Rafael Nadal won his second Wimbledon singles title with a straightforward 6-3, 7-5, 6-4 victory over Czech Tomas Berdych on Sunday.
July 03, 2010Serena crushes Zvonareva to win Wimbledon title
American Serena Williams won her fourth Wimbledon singles title on Saturday when she crushed Russian 21st seed Vera Zvonareva 6-3, 6-2 in the final at the All England Club.
Paes-Black in Wimbledon mixed doubles final
The Indo-Zimbabwe pair, who were runners-up in the tournament last year and have the 2008 US Open and the 2010 Australian Open crowns to their name, will take on 11th seeds Wesley Moodie/Lisa Raymond (South Africa/United States) in the final.
July 02, 2010Berdych, Nadal to clash in Wimbledon final
Spain's Rafael Nadal reached his fourth Wimbledon final with a 6-4, 7-6, 6-4 win over Britain's Andy Murray on Friday. The second seed, who won the title in 2008 but missed the tournament last year through injury, will face Czech Tomas Berdych in Sunday's final after the 12th seed overcame Serbia's Novak Djokovic 6-3, 7-6, 6-3.
July 01, 2010Serena, Zvonareva to meet in Wimbledon final
Defending champion Serena Williams withstood stiff early resistance from unseeded Czech Petra Kvitova before winning 7-6, 6-2 to reach her sixth Wimbledon singles final on Thursday. She will meet Vera Zvonareva, who survived an early wobble before scoring a 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 victory over unseeded Bulgarian Tsvetana Pironkova in the other semi-final.
Modest Kvitova out to humble Serena
If humility was a sign of a true champion then unseeded Czech Petra Kvitova would be in with a real chance of upsetting the odds and beating Serena Williams in their semi-final showdown on Thursday.
Lucky break sends Murray to victory over Tsonga
Andy Murray punished Jo-Wilfried Tsonga for one crucial error of judgement on Wednesday to roar into the Wimbledon semi-finals for the second consecutive year.
Nadal tames Soderling to reach Wimbledon semis
World number one Rafael Nadal overcame a slow start to tame Swede Robin Soderling 3-6, 6-3, 7-6, 6-1 on Wednesday and reach the semi-finals of Wimbledon.
Bopanna-Qureshi crash out of Wimbledon quarters
India's Rohan Bopanna and his Pakistani partner Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi crashed out in straight sets from the doubles quarter-final of the Wimbledon in London.
June 30, 2010Berdych ends Federer's Wimbledon reign
Six-times champion and top seed Roger Federer lost 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 6-4 to Czech Tomas Berdych in the quarter-finals of Wimbledon on Wednesday. The defeat means Federer will be absent from the men's final for the first time since 2002 when he lost in the first round.
Williams sisters suffer shock doubles defeat
Serena and Venus Williams' stranglehold of women's doubles was ended at Wimbledon on Wednesday when the American sisters were knocked out in the quarter-finals by Vera Zvonareva and Elena Vesnina.
June 29, 2010Shock defeats for Venus, Clijsters at Wimbledon
Five-times champion and second seed Venus Williams was stunned 6-2, 6-3 by Bulgaria's Tsvetana Pironkova in the quarter-finals of Wimbledon on Tuesday.
Bhupathi-Mirnyi face shock defeat at Wimbledon
India's Mahesh Bhupathi and his Belarussian partner Max Mirnyi crashed out of Wimbledon after a shock defeat at the hands of Robert Lindsted of Sweden and Horia Tecau of Romania in the men's doubles third round in London.
Bopanna-Qureshi in Wimbledon doubles quarters
India's Rohan Bopanna and his Pakistani partner Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi stormed into the quarter-finals of the doubles competition of the Wimbledon with an impressive straight set victory over Lukas Lacko of Slovakia and Sergiy Stakhovsky of Ukraine in London on Monday.
Taiwan's Lu stuns Roddick at Wimbledon
Taiwan's Lu Yen-hsun sprang the biggest shock of the tournament on Monday when he stunned last year's runner-up and fifth seed Andy Roddick 4-6, 7-6, 7-6, 6-7, 9-7 in the fourth round at Wimbledon on Monday.
Soccer needs technology, tennis does not: Federer
A controversial goalline decision at the World Cup only served to back up what Roger Federer already suspected -- that soccer needs replay technology and tennis does not.
June 28, 2010Former tennis star Capriati treated for overdose
Former tennis prodigy Jennifer Capriati is recovering at a south Florida hospital from an accidental overdose of a prescription medication, her spokeswoman said on Monday.
Clijsters edges Henin in battle of the Belgians
Kim Clijsters won the battle of the Belgians on Monday when she beat Justine Henin 2-6, 6-2, 6-3 for a place in the quarter-finals at Wimbledon.
June 27, 2010Sania, Bhupathi lose doubles matches
It was a disappointing day for India at Wimbledon as Sania Mirza crashed out of the women's doubles and Mahesh Bhupathi exited the mixed doubles event after second round defeats.
Nadal enraged by Centre Court warning
World number one Rafael Nadal strongly denied that he was being coached on Centre Court at Wimbledon on Saturday and said he would take the accusation up with the tournament supervisor.
Tendulkar among sports greats in Wimblon royal box
A self-confessed tennis buff, Sachin Tendulkar was among a host of sports stars, including former West Indian cricket captain Brian Lara, who packed the royal box on Centre Court at Wimbledon.
June 26, 2010Nadal makes uncomfortable progress at Wimbledon
World number one Rafael Nadal had to fight his way through yet another five-set marathon on Saturday, finally wearing down German Philipp Petzschner 6-4, 4-6, 6-7, 6-2, 6-3 to reach the fourth round at Wimbledon.
Hanescu fined $15,000 after spitting incident
Romanian Victor Hanescu has been fined $15,000 for unsportsmanlike conduct and tanking by Wimbledon organisers for storming out of his third-round match on Friday after spitting in the direction of the crowd.
Roddick sees off Kohlschreiber for last-16 place
Sixth seed Andy Roddick came through another potentially tricky encounter on Friday when his ever reliable serve helped him to a 7-5, 6-7, 6-3, 6-3 victory over Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber in the third round at Wimbledon.
June 25, 2010Paes out of men's doubles; Bhupathi, Bopanna win
The third seeded Indo-Czech pair lost in the second round to the unseeded Slovak-Ukrainian duo of Lukas Lacko and Sergiy Stakhovsky 3-6, 3-6, 7-5, 6-4, 5-7.
Exhausted Isner beaten in just 74 minutes
Exhausted American John Isner, whose epic first-round match broke all tennis records at 11 hours and five minutes, was beaten in just 74 minutes by Dutchman Thiemo De Bakker at Wimbledon on Friday. Isner held serve 69 consecutive times in the final set of his record-breaking three-day match against Nicolas Mahut which ended on Thursday, but lost his first four service games in his second-round match at the All England Club.
Isner goes Dutch after record-breaking epic
It took 11 hours and five minutes for John Isner to become the biggest story in tennis but his only reward is a good night's sleep, a take-away meal and a second-round match against Dutchman Thiemo De Bakker. After his marathon first-round victory over Frenchman Nicolas Mahut that extended to over three days, the big-serving American has to come back on Friday and do it all again.
Queen back at Wimbledon for first time in 33 years
Queen Elizabeth returned to Wimbledon on Thursday for the first time in 33 years to enjoy Britain's Andy Murray win his Centre Court match with regal ease. The monarch certainly brings good luck to British players. The last time she visited the tournament in her 1977 Silver Jubilee year, Virginia Wade won the women's title for Britain.
Record king Isner upstages Queen at Wimbledon
Wimbledon returned to something resembling normality at 4.48pm on Thursday when American John Isner punched away a backhand winner past Nicolas Mahut to win a match that had left the tournament in suspended animation. Not even Queen Elizabeth's first visit to the All England Club since 1977 or Rafael Nadal's flirtation with danger could overshadow a record-shredding contest that ended 70-68 in Isner's favour in the deciding set after 11 hours and five minutes.
June 24, 2010Isner wins Wimbledon epic after over 11 hours
The world's longest tennis match finally ended at Wimbledon on Thursday when John Isner claimed the incredulous fifth set of a three-day epic against Nicolas Mahut 70-68 after 11 hours and five minutes on court. Isner won 6-4, 3-6, 6-7, 7-6, 70-68.
Bhupathi-Mirnyi in 2nd round at Wimbledon
Indian ace Mahesh Bhupathi and Max Mirnyi sailed into the second round of the men's doubles at Wimbledon, scoring a straight-set victory over the Argentine duo of Maximo Gonzalez and Sebastian Prieto in London on Thursday. The fourth-seeded Indo-Belarus pair won 7-5, 6-1, 7-5.
Sania, Paes win opening doubles matches
Out of contention in singles, Sania Mirza was off to a winning start in women's doubles event as the Indian and her Dane partner Caroline Wozniacki notched up a straight-set victory to enter the second round of the Wimbledon.
Murray takes bow as Queen makes rare appearance
Serena Williams promised Queen Elizabeth a curtsy she would never forget, but it is Britain's Andy Murray and not the women's champion who will get the chance to perform in front of the monarch at Wimbledon on Thursday.
Mahut-Isner epic halted at 59-59 in fifth
American John Isner and Frenchman Nicolas Mahut took a chainsaw to the tennis record books at Wimbledon on Wednesday when they became embroiled in the longest match ever played.
Federer through after tough workout
Six-times champion Roger Federer was forced to dig deep at Wimbledon again on Wednesday, the Swiss reaching the third round with a hard-fought 6-3, 6-7, 6-4, 7-6 victory over Serbian Ilija Bozoljac.
June 23, 2010100-up for Hewitt as Korolev retires
Australian Lleyton Hewitt recorded his 100th grasscourt victory on Wednesday but one of the game's most tenacious warriors landed a bloodless win after Kazakhstan's Evgeny Korolev retired with a suspected shoulder injury. The 2002 Wimbledon champion comfortably won the first two sets 6-4, 6-4 and was leading 3-0 in the third when his opponent called it a day.
Bopanna-Qureshi in Wimbledon second round
The Indo-Pakistani pair of Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi entered the second round at Wimbledon, beating Somdev Devwarman and Treat Conrad Huey of the Philippines.
Clijsters, Henin storm into third round
Belgium's Kim Clijsters raced into the third round at Wimbledon on Wednesday courtesy of a 6-3, 6-2 win over Croatian Karolina Sprem. Justine Henin took a hesitant step towards a first Wimbledon title when she came through her second-round contest 6-3 7-5 against Germany's Kristina Barrois.
Murray warms to virtues of serve and volley
Andy Murray's first-round win on Tuesday was pretty much routine, but there were signs Britain's only hope of success at Wimbledon was finally starting to take a shine to the oldest grasscourt ploy of all - serve and volley.
Wimbledon: Mankad-Bozoljac bow out
Harsh Mankad's Grand Slam debut ended with a first-round defeat as the Indian and his partner Ilija Bozoljac crashed out of the Wimbledon men's doubles event after losing to Juan Ignacio Chela and Eduardo Schwank in London.
Fed Ex bids to bring campaign back on track
Roger Federer will hope to regain the air of invincibility that deserted him spectacularly in the first round when he returns to Wimbledon on Wednesday.
June 22, 2010Nadal back with a bang at Wimbledon
Rafael Nadal looked like he had never been away as he made a welcome return to Wimbledon with a ruthless 6-2, 6-4, 6-4 win over Japanese wildcard Kei Nishikori on Tuesday.
Short grass season makes Wimbledon tough: Jankovic
For Jelena Jankovic, the need to adapt quickly to grass and the short run-in to the surface's biggest tournament means Wimbledon is the toughest grand slam of them all to win.
Sania crashes out of Wimbledon singles
Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza crashed out in the first round of the women's singles at Wimbledon after slumping to a straight set defeat against Angelique Kerber of Germany on Monday. The 113-ranked Sania, who is making a comeback to the courts after a three-month injury lay-off, lost 4-6, 1-6 to the 55-ranked Kerber in little more than an hour.
French Open champ Schiavone beaten in first round
Italy's newly crowned French Open champion Francesca Schiavone fell at the first hurdle at Wimbledon on Monday, losing 6-7, 7-5, 6-1 to Russian Vera Dushevina.
June 21, 2010Federer back from the brink to beat Falla
Six-times champion Roger Federer came back from the brink of a dramatic first-round exit at Wimbledon on Monday, recovering from two sets down to beat gritty Colombian Alejandro Falla 5-7, 4-6, 6-4, 7-6, 6-0.
Clijsters finds top form at Wimbledon
It took Kim Clijsters a few minutes to familiarise herself again with the layout at Wimbledon after a four-year absence. Once on court though, the returning Belgian wasted little time in swatting aside Italian Maria Elena Camerin 6-0, 6-3 to ease into the second round on Monday.
Federer not pressured by Sampras's prediction
Switzerland's Roger Federer has fended off Pete Sampras's suggestion that he could win up 10 Wimbledon titles.
Somdev rises a rung in ATP rankings
Somdev Devvarman could not qualify for the Wimbledon singles but that did affect his rankings as the Indian rose a rung to career-best 103 in the latest ATP list issued on Monday.
Focussed Federer has Wimbledon record on his mind
Wimbledon champion Roger Federer will step on to Centre Court on Monday to face Colombia's Alejandro Falla with the prospect of a record-equalling seventh men's title on his mind.
Injured Gulbis pulls out of Wimbledon
Latvian Ernests Gulbis, a projected third-round opponent for world number one Rafael Nadal, has withdrawn from Wimbledon because of a hamstring injury, tournament organisers said on Sunday.
June 20, 2010Focused Federer to ignore World Cup distractions
The Swiss soccer team's Mr Motivator, also known as Roger Federer, is hoping Alejandro Falla does not turn out to be an awkward first round opponent at Wimbledon on Monday.
Men's doubles holds promise for India at Wimbledon
Sania Mirza will be the flag-bearer in singles but India has a lot at stake in the men's doubles event as well with an unprecedented five players from the country competing in the main draw of the Wimbledon starting on Monday.
June 19, 2010Paes-Dlouhy advance to UNICEF Open final
Top seeds Leander Paes and Lukas Dlouhy earned a shot at their second title of the season after reaching the summit clash of the UNICEF Open with a win over Benjamin Becker and Scott Lipsky.
June 18, 2010Paes-Dlouhy in semis of UNICEF Open
Top seeds Leander Paes and Lukas Dlouhy progressed to the semi-finals of the UNICEF Open, defeating Thiemo de Bakker and Robin Haase in straight sets in s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands. The Indo-Czech pair beat the Dutch wild card entrants 7-5, 6-3 in the quarter-finals of the ATP 250 event.
Champion Federer draws familiar foe Falla
Defending champion Roger Federer was paired with familiar foe Alejandro Falla when the draw for next week's Wimbledon championships was made at the All England Club on Friday. Women's holder Serena Williams will face Portugal's Michelle Larcher di Brito.
Karlovic, Ancic and Gasquet out of Wimbledon
Wimbledon was hit by some high-profile withdrawals on the eve of the draw, tournament organisers said on Thursday.
June 17, 2010Clijsters loses to Azarenka in Eastbourne
Kim Clijsters was out-hit and out-shrieked on Thursday as Victoria Azarenka bundled the former world number one out of the Eastbourne championships in the quarter-finals. The Belgian, sharpening her grasscourt game for next week's Wimbledon championships, lost 7-6, 6-4 at the south-coast venue which has witnessed several shocks this week.
Amritraj fails to make Wimbledon main draw
Prakash Amritraj failed to make it to the Wimbledon singles main draw as he lost to Bernard Tomic of Australia in the final round of the qualifying event in London on Thursday. The US-based Indian, seeking his second singles Grand Slam appearance, lost 6-7(3), 3-6, 4-6 to Australia's teen sensation Tomic in the third and final round.
Karlovic ruled out of Wimbledon with foot injury
Croatia's Ivo Karlovic pulled out of next week's Wimbledon championships on Thursday because of a foot injury.
Mankad finally makes it to Wimbledon
It took Harsh Mankad eight years since turning pro to earn his first Grand Slam appearance and the 30-year-old is elated that finally he has his special moment after a long and "tough" journey. Mankad, grandson of Indian cricket great Vinoo Mankad, qualified for the doubles event of the Wimbledon along with Serbian partner Ilija Bozoljac on Wednesday.
Mankad qualifies for Wimbledon doubles main draw
Harsh Mankad entered the main draw of a Grand Slam for the first time in his career when he qualified for the doubles event of the Wimbledon along with Ilija Bozoljac.
Prakash inches closer to Wimbledon main draw
Prakash Amritraj inched closer to his only second singles Grand Slam appearance after a spirited three-set win over Australia's Marinko Matosevic in the Wimbeldon qualifying event in London.
Clijsters surges into Eastbourne quarter-finals
Kim Clijsters surged into the quarters-finals of the Eastbourne grasscourt tournament on Wednesday with a 6-1, 6-0 thrashing of Lucie Safarova.
June 16, 2010Federer seeded one at Wimbledon
Champion Roger Federer will be number one seed for next week's Wimbledon championships despite being overtaken in the world rankings by Rafael Nadal. Federer, who claimed a sixth Wimbledon title in the absence of the injured Nadal last year, has benefited from the All England Club's unique seeding policy that takes in grasscourt pedigree and does not always stick rigidly to world rankings.
Bopanna-Qureshi advance to UNICEF Open quarters
Rohan Bopanna joined senior pro and compatriot Leander Paes in the doubles quarterfinals of the UNICEF Open after clearing the first round along with Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi in 's-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands.
Somdev knocked out of Wimbledon qualifiers
Rising Indian tennis star Somdev Devvarman could not repeat his French Open success and crashed out of the Wimbledon singles qualifiers after losing to lower ranked American Ryler Deheart.
June 15, 2010Paes-Dlouhy in QFs of UNICEF Open
Top seeds Leander Paes and Lukas Dlouhy laboured to the doubles quarter-finals in the UNICEF Open with a hard-earned win over Florent Serra and Kristof V Liegen in s'Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands.
Injured Dementieva pulls out of Wimbledon
Elena Dementieva has pulled out of next week's Wimbledon because of a calf injury, the Russian world number five said on Tuesday. The 28-year-old Muscovite suffered the injury during the French Open, forcing her to retire from her semi-final earlier this month against eventual winner Francesca Schiavone.
June 14, 2010Somdev to meet Rufin in Wimbledon qualifying
Somdev Devvarman will begin his Wimbledon qualifying campaign against Frenchman Guillaume Rufin, ranked 70 places below him in the ATP chart at 174.
Sania fails to make main draw of Aegon
Sania Mirza failed to make the singles main draw of the WTA Aegon International after losing in the third round of the qualifying event to Russia's Ekaterina Makarova in Eastbourne on Monday. The eighth seeded Indian was beaten 4-6, 3-6 in 68 minutes by her unseeded opponent in the final qualifying round match of the grass court event.
Defeats piling up for vulnerable looking Federer
Roger Federer said he was not worried by his shock defeat against Lleyton Hewitt on Sunday in Halle even though a disturbing trend is developing for the Swiss.
Li Na beats Sharapova in Edgbaston final
China's Li Na proved too strong for former world number one Maria Sharapova at Edgbaston for the second year in succession on Sunday when she claimed the grasscourt title with a 7-5, 6-1 victory.
June 13, 2010China's Li Na beats Sharapova in Edgbaston final
China's Li Na proved too strong for former world number one Maria Sharapova at Edgbaston for the second year in succession on Sunday when she claimed the grasscourt title with a 7-5, 6-1 victory.
Hewitt stuns Federer in Halle final
Roger Federer suffered a shock defeat by Lleyton Hewitt in the final of the Halle grasscourt event on Sunday, losing 3-6, 7-6, 6-4 to the Australian. The result was totally unexpected since six-times Wimbledon champion Federer had not lost a match at Halle since 2002, winning the title five times, and had beaten Hewitt in their last 15 showdowns.
Federer to meet Hewitt in Halle final
World number two Roger Federer closed in on his sixth Halle Open title with a tough 7-6, 6-4 win over local favourite Philipp Petzschner in the semi-finals in Germany on Saturday.
June 12, 2010Sania advances in Eastbourne WTA qualifiers
Sania Mirza began her Aegon International qualifying campaign with a straight-set win over Mariana Duque Marino of Colombia in Eastbourne on Saturday.
Federer storms past Kohlschreiber
Ten minutes of brilliance kept Roger Federer on course for a final clash with Lleyton Hewitt at the Halle Open grasscourt event in Germany on Friday. Federer, demoted to world number two by Rafael Nadal on Monday, beat Philipp Kohlschreiber 7-5, 6-3 in his quarter-final while Hewitt also knocked out a home hope when he defeated Andreas Beck 7-6, 6-1.
June 11, 2010Nadal beaten by Lopez at Queen's
Rafael Nadal's long winning run was halted by fellow Spaniard Feliciano Lopez at Queen's Club on Friday when he lost 7-6 6-4 in the quarter-finals.
Murray hustled out by Fish at Queen's
Defending champion Andy Murray lost a shoot-out with American Mardy Fish at Queen's Club on Friday to leave the grasscourt tournament short of five of its top six seeds in the quarter-finals. Murray, the third seed, was furious on Thursday evening when Fish walked off at 3-3 in the deciding set claiming the light was too poor to continue and his mood was not helped as he returned to lose 6-4, 1-6, 7-6.
Tamarine tames Sania
Sania Mirza could not progress beyond the second round in her first tournament since marriage and went down to Thailand's Tamarine Tanasugarn in the WTA tennis tournament in Birmingham on Thursday.
Nadal scrapes through, Roddick out at Queen's
Rafael Nadal picked himself up off the Queen's Club lawns on Thursday to move into the quarter-finals but Israel's Dudi Sela wreaked havoc with Andy Roddick's Wimbledon tune-up at the grasscourt tournament.
June 10, 2010Nadal wants shorter hardcourt season
No matter where Rafael Nadal goes at Queen's Club, there seems to be no hiding place for the popular Spaniard.
Ruthless Nadal lights up Queen's
Rafael Nadal's day-glo outfit and his ferocious forehands lit up a gloomy Queen's Club on Wednesday as the Spaniard marked his return to grass with a 6-2, 6-2 demolition of Brazilian journeyman Marcos Daniel.
June 09, 2010Britain's No 2 Bogdanovic gets Wimbledon snub
After eight fleeting appearances at Wimbledon, British No 2 Alex Bogdanovic has paid the price for failure and has been left off the guest list for this year's event by the All England Club.
June 08, 2010Bopanna crashes out of Weber Open
Rohan Bopanna could not repeat the brilliant show of qualifying event as he exited from the ATP 250 event in Halle, Germany after suffering a straight-set defeat against Thiemo de Bakker of the Netherlands.
Sania to quit tennis in two years
Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza has said she will quit tennis within two years to concentrate on her marriage.
Gasquet eases into grass court season
Richard Gasquet relaxed into his first grasscourt match for two years with a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Japan's Kei Nishikori at the Queen's Club on Monday.
Kiefer, Nishikori among Wimbledon wildcards
Germany's Nicolas Kiefer and Kei Nishikori of Japan have been handed Wimbledon wildcards, organisers said on Monday.
June 07, 2010Sania returns to court with a win in Birmingham
Playing her first tournament post marriage with Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik, Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza on Monday made an impressive return to the courts, beating Chan Yung-Jan of Chinese Taipei in straight sets in the first round of the Aegon Classic in Birmingham.
Nadal topples Federer to reclaim World No 1 tag
French Open champion Rafael Nadal toppled Roger Federer from the top of the ATP world rankings on Monday. As a result, Nadal left the ousted Swiss tantalisingly short of equalling Pete Sampras's record time as World No 1.
Somdev touches career-best 104th in ATP rankings
Somdev Devvarman, who became the first Indian to qualify for the French Open main draw in 13 years, rose to a career-best 104th in the ATP rankings issued on Monday.
June 06, 2010Nadal batters Soderling for 5th French Open crown
Rafael Nadal re-claimed his French Open crown in emphatic style on Sunday when he battered Sweden's Robin Soderling 6-4, 6-2, 6-4 to win the title for the fifth time in six years.
Italy herald its first 'Queen of France'
Italy seldom has an opportunity to herald individual success on the tennis court, so Francesca Schiavone's French Open triumph was greeted with banner headlines and praise from politicians to popstars on Sunday.
June 05, 2010Paes-Dlouhy lose men's doubles final
Canadian Daniel Nestor and Nenad Zimonjic of Serbia beat Leander Paes of India and Czech Lukas Dlouhy 7-5, 6-2 on Saturday to win the French Open men's doubles and clinch their third Grand-Slam title together.
Paes-Dlouhy beaten in French Open final
A second successive French Open men's doubles title eluded Leander Paes. The Indian ace and his Czech partner Lukas Dlouhy lost to Daniel Nestor of Canada and Nenad Zimonjic of Serbia in the final in straight sets in Paris on Saturday. The defending champions were beaten 5-7, 2-6 by the second seeds in 65 minutes at the Roland Garros.
Schiavone tames Stosur to win French Open
Francesca Schiavone became the first Italian woman to win a Grand Slam singles title on Saturday when she beat Australia's Samantha Stosur in the final of the French Open.
Williams sisters capture French Open doubles title
Sisters Serena and Venus completed a 'Williams slam' of four consecutive grand slam doubles titles when they beat Kveta Peschke and Katarina Srebotnik 6-2, 6-3 on Friday to win the French Open.
June 04, 2010Nadal storms into French Open final
Rafael Nadal powered into the French Open final with a commanding straight sets victory over surprise semi-finalist Jurgen Melzer on Friday.
Soderling outlasts Berdych to reach French final
Sweden's Robin Soderling wore down Czech Tomas Berdych 6-3, 3-6, 5-7, 6-3, 6-3 on Friday to reach the final of the French Open for the second year in a row.
Zimonjic-Srebotnik win French Open mixed doubles
Nenad Zimonjic of Serbia and Slovenia's Katarina Srebotnik needed a match tiebreak for the fourth successive time to win the French Open mixed doubles title on Thursday. The sixth seeds saved a match-point at 8-9 before beating Austrian Julian Knowle and Kazakhstan's Yaroslava Shvedova 4-6, 7-6, 11-9 to add to the crown they won together in 2006.
June 03, 2010Paes-Dlouhy cruise to finals, eye successive title
India's Leander Paes, and his Czech partner Lukas Dlouhy, booked their birth in the final of the French Open at Roland Garros on Thursday.
June 02, 2010Dementieva stays in contention for elusive Slam
If ever the old adage about dusting yourself down and starting again applied to anybody it must be Elena Dementieva who reached the French Open semi-finals on Tuesday to move a step closer to a first Grand Slam title.
Nadal cautious of compatriot Almagro
Rafael Nadal will be hoping for a touch of deja vu on Wednesday when he takes on fellow Spaniard Nicolas Almagro for a place in the semi-finals of the French Open.
June 01, 2010Soderling sends Federer packing from French Open
Defending champion Roger Federer was beaten 3-6, 6-3, 7-5, 6-4 by Sweden's Robin Soderling in the quarter-finals of the French Open on Tuesday.
French Open: Schiavone beats Wozniacki in quarters
Francesca Schiavone achieved a landmark victory for Italy on Tuesday when she upset third seed Caroline Wozniacki 6-2, 6-3 to reach the semi-finals of the French Open.
Mixed fortunes for Paes at Roland Garros
Defending champions Leander Paes and Lukas Dlouhy remained on course for a second successive French Open title by advancing to the semi-finals of the men's doubles with a straight-set win in Paris on Tuesday.
May 31, 2010French Open: Paes-Black in mixed doubles quarters
Leander Paes and his partner Cara Black advanced to the quarter-finals of the French Open mixed doubles event after a hard-fought victory in a super tie-breaker.
Soderling confident of beating Federer in quarters
Robin Soderling has a 0-12 record against Roger Federer and yet the formidable Swede has no fear going into their quarter-final encounter at the French Open.
May 30, 2010Hurt Sharapova bloodied but unbowed
The intensity is there, the serve is improving with each match and the determination to win never waned as Maria Sharapova quietly works her way back to where she belongs - competing for Grand Slam titles.
French Open: Paes-Dlouhy in quarters
Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi's French Open campaign was cut short in the second round following a straight-set defeat against local pair of Julien Benneteau and Michael Llodra in Paris on Sunday.
May 29, 2010Bhupathi-Huber crash out, Paes-Black in 2nd round
Top seeds Mahesh Bhupathi and Lizel Huber made a shock first round exit from the mixed doubles event of the French Open with a straight set defeat at the hands of Yung-Jan Chan and Eric Butorac on Saturday.
I was beaten fair and square, admits Roddick
Sometimes you have to stop beating yourself up about losing and accept that the better man won, and Andy Roddick was the first to admit on Saturday he had been a comfortable second best.
Kuznetsova's luck runs out against Kirilenko
Svetlana Kuznetsova's luck finally ran out at Roland Garros on Friday.
May 27, 2010Paes-Dlouhy made to sweat for second round berth
Leander Paes and Lukas Dlouhy overcame two rain interruptions and a strong challenge from Swede Johan Brunstrom and Jean-Julien Rojer of the Netherlands Antilles 6-3, 6-7 (8-6), 7-5 to enter the second round of the men's doubles match at the French Open in Paris on Thursday.
French Open: Bhupathi-Mirnyi enter 2nd round
Mahesh Bhupathi and Max Mirnyi cruised into the second round of the French Open men's doubles after a straight sets victory over Jurgen Melzer and Philipp Petzschner in Paris on Wednesday.
May 26, 2010French Open 2010 poster by Pak-born Indian artist
The 2010 French Open poster is the creation of a Pakistani-born Indian artist Nalini Malani. Her design, portrays a woman tennis player, stretching across two globes while playing a shot.
Bhupathi-Huber top seed at French Open
Mahesh Bhupathi and his American partner Liezel Huber have been given the top billing at the mixed doubles event of the French Open while Leander Paes and Cara Black are seeded second.
May 24, 2010Paes-Dlouhy seeded 3rd, Bhupathi-Mirnyi 5th
Defending champions Leander Paes and Lukas Dlouhy have been seeded third for the men's doubles at the French Open. They open their campaign against Swede Johan Brunstrom and Jean-Julien Rojer of the Netherlands.
Murray aims to stay in the zone for French success
British tennis champion Andy Murray reckons that he needs to stay calm and conserve his energy if he is to enjoy success at the French Open.
French Open: Devvarman ousted by Chiudinelli
Somdev Devvarman's French Open adventure ended on Sunday when he lost a topsy-turvy first round match against Swiss Marco Chiudinelli.
May 23, 2010French Open: Soderling lets racket do the talking
Robin Soderling speaks in a soft voice that belies the brutality of a game, which on Sunday booked him the easiest of routes into the French Open second round.
French Open: No lunchtime hiccups for Kuznetsova
Svetlana Kuznetsova recovered from a terrible start to kick off her French Open title defence with a 6-3, 6-1 win over Romanian Sorana Cirstea on Sunday.
May 22, 2010I missed you, Federer tells Nadal
Roger Federer is looking forward to facing his great rival for the French Open crown a year after Rafael Nadal missed their rendezvous in the final. With usual contenders Nikolay Davydenko of Russia and Argentine Juan Martin Del Potro having pulled out injured, the road looks clearer for another Roger versus Rafa classic.
Bopanna-Qureshi lose in Nice final
Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi on Saturday missed out on their second ATP Tour title of the season as they lost the final of the Nice event in France despite a rollicking start. Bopanna and Qureshi had grabbed a one-set lead in quick time but could not survive the counter-attack of Marcelo Melo and Bruno Soares to lose 6-1, 3-6, 5-10 in one hour and 13 minutes.
French Open: Somdev faces Chiudinelli in 1st round
Somdev Devvarman has got a tricky opener in the French Open singles as he has been drawn against world number 65 Marco Chiudinelli of Switzerland. Somdev leads the head-to-head count 1-0 but that win in Dubai in February this year was a hard-earned one.
May 21, 2010Nice ATP: Bopanna-Qureshi in final
Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi reached their third Tour level final of the season after clinching a three-set thriller against Leos Friedl of Italy and Serbian Dusan Vemic in Nice, France.
Nadal handed tricky path to fifth French title
Favourite Rafael Nadal must negotiate a tricky path in his bid for a fifth French Open title following Friday's draw for the claycourt grand slam starting on Sunday.
Somdev qualifies for French Open
Somdev Devvarman became the first Indian to qualify for the men's singles main draw at the French Open in 13 years as he crushed Frenchman Adrian Mannarino 6-4, 6-1 in Paris on Friday.
May 20, 2010French Open qualifiers: Somdev enters third round
Somdev Devvarman stormed into the third round of the qualifying event of the French Open with a straight set thrashing of Daniel King-Turner of New Zealand in Paris on Wednesday.
May 19, 2010Bhupathi, Bopanna advance to quarters in Nice
Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna advanced to the doubles quarter-finals of the ATP 250 event in Nice, France after winning the first round with their respective partners.
French Open qualifiers: Amritraj knocked out
Prakash Amritraj yet again failed to make the main the draw of a Grand Slam event when he crashed out of the French Open qualifiers, losing in the first round to Brazilian Joano Souza in Paris on Tuesday.
May 18, 2010French Open qualifiers: Somdev wins opener
Somdev Devvarman overcame an indifferent start to beat Jiri Vanek in a fierce three-set battle and progress to the second round of the French Open qualifying event in Paris on Tuesday.
Somdev gets easy opener in French Open qualifiers
Somdev Devvarman has been seeded sixth in the French Open qualifying event and has got an easy opener against Jiri Vanek of Czech Republic.
May 17, 2010Rankings: Sania, Yuki gain; status quo for Somdev
Somdev Devvarman remained static on 109 but Yuki Bhambri jumped 21 places to 404 in the latest ATP singles ranking list issued on Monday.
Federer, Nadal differ on French Open importance
Roger Federer shrugged off his Madrid Open final defeat by Rafa Nadal as irrelevant, saying his claycourt season would be defined by his run at the French Open. Unsurprisingly, his victorious rival begged to differ.
Nadal bests arch rival Federer in Madrid final
Rafa Nadal reasserted his dominance over Roger Federer on clay and laid down a marker for the French Open when he overwhelmed his arch rival 6-4, 7-6 in the final of the Madrid Open on Sunday. Federer beat Nadal in last year's final before going on to claim the French Open and Wimbledon crowns and snatching back the world number one ranking from the Spaniard.
May 16, 2010Rezai stuns Venus to win Madrid Open
Aravane Rezai blasted her way to the biggest singles title of her career when she stunned fourth seed Venus Williams 6-2, 7-5 in the Madrid Open final on Sunday.
May 15, 2010Imperious Venus blitzes Peer to reach Madrid final
Shahar Peer probably realised it would not be her day against an imperious Venus Williams at the Madrid Open when she was ignored by a distracted ball girl.
Murray outslugged by Ferrer in Madrid
Andy Murray came out second best in a late-night slugfest with David Ferrer at the Madrid Open Friday but said it had been one of his best performances on clay this year and was a positive sign for this month's French Open.
May 14, 2010Nadal, Federer, Murray ease through in Madrid
Clay master Rafa Nadal tamed big-serving American John Isner 7-5, 6-4 to claim a place in the last eight of the Madrid Open on Thursday and was joined by Roger Federer and Andy Murray.
Jankovic breezes into quarters in Madrid
Jelena Jankovic thrashed local favourite Anabel Medina Garrigues 6-2, 6-0 to make the quarter-finals of the Madrid Open but it was a gutsy display from Aravane Rezai that caught the eye on Thursday.
May 13, 2010Sania to return to competitive tennis in June
Newly-wed Sania Mirza will return to competitive tennis at a WTA event starting on June 7 in Birmingham after three-month gap during which she got married to Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik.
Somdev loses in Zagreb
Somdev Devvarman's struggle on the ATP circuit continued as the fifth seed Indian crashed out of the Zagreb Challenger event after suffering a first round defeat against unseeded Yuri Schukin.
Clay king Nadal canters through in Madrid
Clay maestro Rafa Nadal was in cruise control in the latest phase of his French Open build-up while Robin Soderling, the man who ended the Spaniard's Roland Garros reign, crashed out of the Madrid Open on Wednesday.
Serena dumped out by fired-up Petrova in Madrid
World number one Serena Williams was battered into a 4-6, 6-2, 6-3 submission by a fired-up Nadia Petrova in the third round of the Madrid Open on Wednesday.
May 12, 2010Somdev, Bopanna progress; Prakash loses
Indian Davis Cuppers Somdev Devvarman and Rohan Bopanna advanced to doubles quarter-finals in different ATP Challenger events after hard-earned victories. Somdev and his American partner Ryan Harrison overcame the challenge of local pair Ilija Cuic and Kresimir Ritz 7-6(3), 6-2 in the first round of the US $50,000 Zagreb event in Croatia.
Erratic Wozniacki falls to Bondarenko in Madrid
World No 2 Caroline Wozniacki produced an erratic performance to fall 6-2, 6-3 to Alona Bondarenko in the second round of the Madrid Open on Tuesday.
Federer cruises to next round in Madrid
World number one Roger Federer began the defence of his Madrid Masters crown with a 6-2, 7-6 dismissal of Benjamin Becker in the second round on Tuesday.
May 11, 2010India meet Brazil at home in Davis Cup play-off
India will compete at home against Brazil in the Davis Cup World Group play-off tie from September 17 to 19. After a long time, India have home advantage. They played all their matches outside the country in recent times.
Defending Madrid champion Safina dumped out
Dinara Safina's French Open preparations suffered a shock setback when she lost 7-6, 7-6 to Czech qualifier Klara Zakopalova in the Madrid Open first round on Monday.
May 10, 2010Paes-Dlouhy advance in Madrid
The Indo-Czech pair of Leander Paes and Lukas Dlouhy advanced to the pre-quarterfinals of the ATP Madrid Masters after getting a first-round bye.
May 09, 2010Henin shocked in Madrid first round, Sharapova out
Former World No 1 Maria Sharapova suffered a setback on her return from injury when she lost 6-4, 6-3 to Lucie Safarova in the first round of the Madrid Open on Sunday.
Martinez Sanchez stuns Jankovic in Rome final
Unseeded Spaniard Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez produced a major surprise by beating world number seven Jelena Jankovic 7-6, 7-5 in the Italian Open final on Saturday.
May 08, 2010Tough run has left Ivanovic fearless of defeat
Two years in the tennis wilderness has not been all bad for Ana Ivanovic, the former world number one says it has helped her get over her fear of failure. The 22-year-old Ivanovic has won just one Tier II tournament since her breakthrough Grand Slam victory at the French Open in 2008, falling to number 58 in the world, but she showed promising signs by reaching the last four at the Italian Open this week.
'Apple in throat' costs Serena final place
Serena Williams blamed an "apple in her throat" for her failure to reach the final of the Italian Open after Jelena Jankovic came back from the brink against the American in Rome on Friday. Jankovic saved a match point before pulling off a thrilling 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 win over the world number one to set up a showdown with Spaniard Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez, a 6-4, 6-2 winner over former French Open champion Ana Ivanovic.
Improving Federer enters Estoril semis
Roger Federer lifted his clay-court game when it mattered to beat Arnaud Clement 7-6, 6-2 and book a semi-final place at the Estoril Open on Friday. Federer's woes on the surface looked in danger of continuing when he lost the first two games of the quarter-final but he gradually improved to see off the Frenchman with something of a flourish.
May 07, 2010Serena powers into Rome semis
Serena Williams showed little ill-effect from her long layoff with a knee injury as she powered into the semi-finals of the Italian Open on Thursday.
May 06, 2010Bopanna-Qureshi in QF of Estoril Open
Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-ul Haq Qureshi scripted a stunning come-from-behind victory over fourth seeds Colin Fleming and Ken Skupski to book a berth in the doubles quarter-finals of the ATP Estoril Open in Portugal. The unseeded Indo-Pakistani pair overcame a sluggish start to beat their British opponents 2-6, 6-3, 10-5 in the opening round of the euro 450,000 clay-court event, on Wednesday.
Federer eases past Phau at Estoril
World number one Roger Federer said he had to get tough and forget about the beautiful side of his game to beat Germany's Bjorn Phau 6-3, 6-4 at the Estoril Open and post his first win of the clay season on Wednesday.
May 05, 2010Serena advances in Rome after injury layoff
World No 1 Serena Williams announced her return from injury by overpowering Swiss Timea Bacsinszky 7-6, 6-1 at the Italian Open on Tuesday in her first match since winning the Australian Open in January.
May 04, 2010Djokovic returns home to defend title in Belgrade
Serbia's Novak Djokovic has twin goals back on home territory this week - a boost in fitness for the French Open, while longer term he seeks to raise the status of a tournament organised by his family.
Kuznetsova knocked out of Italian Open
French Open champion Svetlana Kuznetsova's poor form continued on Monday when she was knocked out of the Italian Open 6-2, 3-6, 6-4 by Russian compatriot Maria Kirilenko.
May 03, 2010Somdev falters in final qualifying round
Somdev Devvarman failed to make the main draw of the ATP BMW Open after losing to Alexandre Sidorenko in the third and final round of the qualifying event in Munich, Germany, on Monday. The second seeded Indian went down 1-6, 2-6 to his French opponent in an hour and six minutes.
Henin says Federer inspired her return
Justine Henin was inspired to return to tennis by Roger Federer and the decision was rewarded on Sunday when she beat Australia's Samantha Stosur in the final of the Stuttgart indoor tournament for her first title since her comeback. It was the Belgian's first tournament on clay, her favoured surface on which she has won four French Open titles, since she ended her 19-month self-imposed exile at the start of the year.
Nadal claims Rome title, recovers clay court form
Rafael Nadal rediscovered his clay court form after a rare wobble in the semi-finals to beat fellow Spaniard David Ferrer 7-5, 6-2, in Sunday's rain-hit final and claim his fifth Rome Masters title in six years.
May 02, 2010Henin beats Stosur for Stuttgart title
Justine Henin won her first title since her comeback when she beat Australia's Samantha Stosur in the final at the Stuttgart indoor tournament on Sunday.
Henin reaches third final since comeback
Justine Henin reached her third final in fourth months since her comeback when she brushed aside Shahar Peer in her semi-final at Stuttgart's indoor clay tournament on Saturday.
May 01, 2010Nadal survives Gulbis scare to reach Rome final
Rafael Nadal overcame a stern challenge from Ernests Gulbis to reach the Rome Masters final on Saturday, prevailing 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 after the Latvian had exposed chinks in the clay master's armour.
Paes-Dlouhy crash out in Rome
Leander Paes and Lukas Dlouhy crashed out of the ATP Rome Masters after being handed a straight-set defeat by the seventh seeded Polish-Austrian pair of Lukasz Kubot and Oliver Marach in the quarter-finals in Rome.
Henin sees off frustrated Jankovic in Stuttgart
Justine Henin continued her impressive return to tennis when she fought back to beat former World No 1 Jelena Jankovic 3-6, 7-6, 6-3 in Stuttgart on Friday, leaving her opponent exasperated.
Nadal overcomes Wawrinka challenge in Rome
Rafael Nadal showed his ruthless streak to overcome an early test from Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka in a 6-4, 6-1 win on Friday and helped Spain to secure three of the four semi-final spots at the Rome Masters.
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