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Murray beats Wawrinka to win first title since hip surgery

10 October, 2019 8:57 am 8:57 am

BELGIUM (Reuters) – Andy Murray claimed his first ATP title since having career-saving hip surgery as he fought off Stan Wawrinka in an engrossing duel in the European Open final in Antwerp on Sunday. Former world number one Murray, who appeared on the brink of retirement after losing in the first round of the Australian … Read More


Federer cruises past Ramos-Vinolas in Shanghai

10 October, 2019 10:39 pm 10:39 pm

BEIJING (Reuters) – Roger Federer eased past Albert Ramos-Vinolas 6-2 7-6(5) to reach the last-16 of the Shanghai Masters on Tuesday, avenging a defeat to the Spaniard in their last meeting at the same stage of the tournament in 2015. Second seed Federer, who received a first-round bye, broke Ramos-Vinolas twice in the opening set … Read More


Osaka sets up quarter-final clash with Andreescu in Beijing

10 October, 2019 8:51 pm 8:51 pm

BEIJING (Reuters) – Fourth seed Naomi Osaka beat American Alison Riske 6-4 6-0 in the China Open in Beijing on Thursday to set up a quarter-final clash with US Open champion Bianca Andreescu. Osaka, who won the Pan Pacific Open in Japan last month, converted five of eight break points and won the final 10 … Read More

Home favourite Osaka makes winning start at Pan Pacific Open

09 September, 2019 4:23 pm 4:23 pm

TOKYO (Reuters) – Hometown hero Naomi Osaka recovered from a sluggish start to beat Bulgarian qualifier Viktoriya Tomova 7-5 6-3 and reach the quarter-finals at the Pan Pacific Open in Japan on Wednesday.  Making her first appearance at the tournament after a first-round bye, Osaka’s serve looked shaky in the early stages and she soon … Read More

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Serena survives scare to reach US Open third round

08 August, 2019 9:23 am 9:23 am

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Serena Williams survived a second-round scare at the US Open on Wednesday with a 5-7 6-3 6-1 win over American wildcard Catherine McNally to keep alive her hopes of securing a record-tying 24th Grand Slam title. World number eight Williams, who captured the first of her six US Open titles two … Read More

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Former tennis champion Stephens ousted by Russian qualifier

08 August, 2019 10:11 am 10:11 am

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Former champion Sloane Stephens was stunned by Russian qualifier Anna Kalinskaya 6-3 6-4 in the first round of the US Open after an inconsistent display during which she was unable to find any sort of rhythm. The American 11th seed, who triumphed here in 2017, fought off two match points but … Read More

Nadal fit and ready for hardcourt challenge at US Open

08 August, 2019 9:27 am 9:27 am

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Rafa Nadal was forced out of the US Open last year in the semi-finals with a knee injury but the in-form Spaniard declared himself fit and ready for the punishing hardcourts at Flushing Meadows. Nadal’s hopes of defending his 2017 US Open title last year were crushed when his chronic knee … Read More

Tennis: ITF postpones India-Pakistan Davis Cup tie to November

08 August, 2019 10:09 pm 10:09 pm

MUMBAI (Reuters) – India’s Davis Cup tie against Pakistan at Islamabad next month has been postponed to November under ‘exceptional circumstances’ after a security review, the International Tennis Federation (ITF) said on Thursday. The All India Tennis Association had last week written to the ITF asking them to shift the Sept 14-15 tie to a … Read More

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Relentless Djokovic beats Pouille to reach semi-finals

08 August, 2019 11:48 am 11:48 am

COLUMBUS (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic wore down Lucas Pouille after an even first set, dispatching the Frenchman 7-6(2) 6-1 in a Cincinnati Masters quarter-final in Ohio. The match was much closer than when the pair met in the Australian Open semi-finals in January, when Djokovic conceded only four games before going on to win the … Read More

Tennis: Sharapova win sets up Barty battle in Cincinnati

08 August, 2019 1:09 pm 1:09 pm

CINCINNATI (Reuters) – Maria Sharapova overpowered Alison Riske 6-3 7-6(4) at the Cincinnati Masters on Monday to set up a tantalising second-round battle with world number two Ash Barty, who defeated the Russian at this year’s Australian Open. Sharapova struggled at times with her accuracy but unleashed some massive serves and played stout defence at … Read More

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Nadal to meet Medvedev for Montreal title after Monfils injury

08 August, 2019 9:53 am 9:53 am

OTTAWA (Reuters) – Rafa Nadal will play Russia’s Daniil Medvedev for the Rogers Cup title in Montreal on Sunday after injured Frenchman Gael Monfils withdrew from his semi-final match with the Spanish top seed. Medvedev topped Karen Khachanov in an all-Russian semi-final before Monfils announced he was no shape to face Nadal a couple of … Read More

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Serena rolls past Osaka in Toronto, Halep retires

08 August, 2019 9:27 am 9:27 am

TORONTO (Reuters) – Serena Williams moved into the Rogers Cup semi-finals with a maiden career victory over Naomi Osaka in their first meeting since the American’s infamous row with an umpire overshadowed last year’s US Open final. The 6-3 6-4 loss continued a run of poor form for Osaka but there was some good news … Read More

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Fatigued Djokovic withdraws from Montreal event

07 July, 2019 9:04 am 9:04 am

(Reuters) – Novak Djokovic has withdrawn from next month’s Rogers Cup in Montreal in order to get more rest before opening his hard court season, the world number one said on Thursday. Djokovic, a four-times champion in Canada, said he needs more time to recover after a physically demanding run at Wimbledon, where he beat … Read More

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CJCSC Open Tennis Championship kicks off in Karachi

07 July, 2019 8:51 pm 8:51 pm

KARACHI (92 News) – The opening ceremony of 2nd Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee Open Tennis Championship 2019 was held at Defence Authority Creek Club, Karachi. Vice Admiral Muhammad Fayyaz Gilani, Commander Coastal Command graced the occasion as Chief Guestwhile declaring the Championship ‘Open’, played the inaugural service of the first match of the … Read More

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Clinical Djokovic destroys Goffin to reach Wimbledon semis

07 July, 2019 4:36 pm 4:36 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – Top seed Novak Djokovic recovered from an edgy start to deliver a devastating display that crushed the spirit of 21st-seeded Belgian David Goffin in straight sets on Wednesday and sent the defending champion surging into the Wimbledon semi-finals. Goffin will wonder just what happened after he looked the better player in the … Read More