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6 days ago
Kerber reaches Wimbledon final round, ends Ostapenko's best run

London, July 12 (IANS) Germany's Angelique Kerber, world No. 10, reached the final at Wimbledon on Thursday after defeating Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia 6-3, 6-3. The 2016 Australian Open and US Open champion took one hour and eight minutes to end world No. 12 Ostapenko's best-ever run at Wimbledon, reports Efe. She said that her goal had been to get to the Wimbledon finals again, ...

15 days ago
World No.132 Diatchenko stuns Sharapova in Wimbledon 1st round

Wimbledon, July 4 (IANS) Russia's Maria Sharapova suffered an upset against 132nd-ranked countrywoman Vitalia Diatchenko, who prevailed 6-7 (3-7), 7-6 (7-3), 6-4 in the first round of Wimbledon tennis championships hereAon Tuesday. The 24th-seeded Sharapova, who was playing Wimbledon for the first time since returning to the WTA Tour last year after serving a 15-month doping suspension, ...

16 days ago
Wimbledon begins without Murray but with Roger Federer, Serena Williams

Wimbledon (UK), July 2 (IANS) The world's foremost Grand Slam and the only one to be played on grass courts got under way here on Monday with the news that local favorite Andy Murray had decided to pull out after a lengthy battle to recover his fitness following hip surgery. Fans can instead look forward to seeing two of the finest players of all-time on the championship's show courts, w...

25 days ago
Cilic beats Kyrgios at Queen's Club, faces Djokovic in final

London, June 24 (IANS) Croatia's Marin Cilic narrowly defeated Australian Nick Kyrgios 7-6 (7-3), 7-6 (7-4) in Saturday's semi-finals of the Queen's Club Championships and will square off against Novak Djokovic for the title. The sixth-ranked Cilic will be seeking his second title at this Wimbledon tune-up event, while the 22nd-ranked Djokovic will be trying to win his first in four atte...

1 month ago
Nadal clinches 11th French Open title

Paris, June 10 (IANS) Rafael Nadal of Spain powered past Austrian Dominic Thiem in straight sets to clinch his record-extending 11th men's singles title at the French Open tennis championships here on Sunday. Following his 6-4, 6-3, 6-2 victory, Nadal became the second player in history to have won 11 singles titles at any Grand Slam event after Margaret Court, who won 11 Australian Open...

1 month ago
Brazilian tennis great Bueno dies

Sao Paulo, June 9 (IANS) Brazilian tennis legend Maria Bueno, who dominated the women's game in the late 1950s and for much of the 1960s, has died at the age of 78 after a battle with mouth cancer. Bueno passed away at the 9 de Julho hospital here, where she had been admitted several days earlier, doctors and family members said on Friday, reports Xinhua news agency. The winner o...

1 month ago
Halep, Muguruza enter French Open semis

Paris, June 6 (IANS) World No.1 Simona Halep and 2016 winner Garbine Muguruza won in different manners over Germany's Angelique Kerber and Russia's Maria Sharapova respectively to set up their semi-final clash at the French Open on Wednesday. Halep, in chase of her maiden Grand Slam title, came back from one set down to edge Kerber 6-7 (2), 6-3, 6-2, while Spanish third seed crushed Shap...

1 month ago
Bopanna, Roger-Vasselin crash out of French Open

Paris, June 5 (IANS) Indian star Rohan Bopanna and his French partner E. Roger-Vasselin crashed out of the French Open tennis tournament following a straight-sets loss in the men's doubles quarter-finals here on Tuesday. The 13th seeded Indo-French combination went down 6-7, 2-6 to eighth seeds Nikola Mektic of Croatia and Austria's Alexander Peya in an hour and 32 minutes. In th...

1 month ago
Serena withdraws from French Open quarters

Paris, June 4 (IANS) American tennis great Serena Williams pulled out of her French Open Round-of-16 clash on Monday due to injury, sending Russian Maria Sharapova into the quarter-finals. Williams, a 23-time Grand Slam champion, said at a press conference that the muscle pain began during her straight-set win over Germany's Julia Georges in the previous round and that she was planning t...

1 month ago
IPL-Final: Chennai ride Watson ton to lift third IPL crown

Mumbai, May 27 (IANS) Shane Watson notched up a brilliant century as Chennai Super Kings (CSK) beat Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) by eight wickets in the final to lift the Indian Premier League (IPL) title here at the Wankhede Stadium on Sunday. Chasing 179 for victory, seasoned Australian opener Watson smashed an unbeaten 57-ball 117, his fourth IPL hundred, as M.S. Dhoni's team bagged thei...

1 month ago
Sania Mirza looks forward to her comeback

New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Tennis ace Sania Mirza is thrilled to feature on the ESPN's World Fame 100 list for 2018, and says it motivates her work hard and achieve more. I am thrilled and excited to be with along side such great athletes of the world and obviously honoured, Sania said in a statement to IANS. The tennis ace is suffering from a condition called jumper's knee, which...

1 month ago
IPL-Playoffs: Royals aim to upset favourites KKR in Eliminator

Kolkata, May 22 (IANS) Resurgent Rajasthan Royals will look to defy odds and upset 'home favourites' Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) Eliminator here at the Eden Gardens on Wednesday. KKR are the only team among the four knockout entrants to have got their matches in their own backyard. If they win the Eliminator, their Qualifier 2 will also be at the same v...

2 months ago
We are peaking at the right time, says Dinesh Karthik

Hyderabad, May 20 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Dinesh Karthik feels the team is peaking at the right time after making the playoffs by beating Sunrisers Hyderabad in a must-win IPL game here. I think all eight teams strive for the play-off spots, so happy to reach there. Things are slowly setting in. Just the way we are playing shows good character. I'd like to think that (we're ...

2 months ago
Italy's Roberta Vinci ends professional tennis career

Rome, May 15 (IANS) AItaly's Roberta Vinci on Monday played her last professional tennis match at age 35, losing to Aleksandra Krunic of Serbia in the first round of the Italian Open here. During Vinci's farewell ceremony held at Pietrangeli court following her defeat, a video of key moments from her career was shown on a large screen, reports Efe. I'm crying now but I'm happy, I...

2 months ago
Bancroft cleared to play club cricket by Western Australia

Perth, May 14 (IANS) Tainted Australian opener Cameron Bancroft has been cleared to play Premier cricket in Western Australia after an extraordinary general meeting involving 16 Western Australia Premier Cricket Clubs. Bancroft, who is serving a nine-month ban for his role in the infamous Cape Town ball-tampering row, received 14 votes in his favour, allowing him to feature for his club ...

2 months ago
IPL: Kolkata face Rajasthan in needle clash

Kolkata, May 14 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) will look to outshine one another in their bid to secure a playoff spot when the two sides clash in the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Eden Gardens here on Tuesday. Both Kolkata and Rajasthan are on 12 points from the same number of outings and have two more matches to play before the knockouts stages commen...

2 months ago
Kolkata register convincing 31-run win against Punjab

Indore, May 12 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders outbatted Kings XI Punjab in a high-scoring affair, registering a 31-run victory here on Saturday to stay in the hunt for the Indian Premier League (IPL) play-offs. Determined to end their two-match losing streak, Kolkata posted this edition's highest total of 245/6, thanks to opening batsman Sunil Narine's 75 off 36 and skipper Dinesh Karthik'...

2 months ago
Australian Open: Manu-Sumeeth lose in semis

Sydney, May 12 (IANS) The Indian challenge ended at the Australian Open badminton tournament as the men's doubles pair of Manu Attri and B. Sumeeth Reddy suffered a defeat in the semi-final on Saturday. The third seeded Indian pair went down against top seeded Indonesian pair of Berry Angriawan and Hardianto Hardianto 17-21, 15-21 in the 39-minute affair. On Friday, India's Samee...

2 months ago
Australian Open: Manu-Sumeeth reach semis; Praneeth, Sameer ousted

Sydney, May 11 (IANS) India's men's doubles duo of Manu Attri and B. Sumeeth Reddy advanced to the semi-finals of the Australian Open badminton tournament while it was curtains for Sameer Verma and B. Sai Praneeth after losing their respective men's singles quarter-final matches here on Friday. Second seed Praneeth fought hard for 43 minutes before going down in straight games 21-23, 13-...

2 months ago
Shuttlers Praneeth, Verma win at Australian Open

Sydney, May 10 (IANS) India's B. Sai Praneeth defeated Maulana Panji Ahmad of Indonesia in straight games in a one-sided men's singles clash at the Australian Open badminton tournament here on Thursday. The second seeded Indian needed just 32 minutes to chalk up a comfortable 21-12, 21-14 victory against his unseeded opponent from Indonesia. This was the second win on the trot fo...

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