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Abhinav guides Madras University into Round 2 of KIUG tennis
Bhubaneswar, Feb 23 (IANS) Fresh from his big break in the Bengaluru Open ATP Challenger, Abhinav Sanjeev Shanmugam helped University of Madras romp past Manipur University in the opening round of the Khelo India University Games here on Saturday.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Tennis
Sania loses in women's doubles 2nd round in Dubai
Dubai, Feb 19 (IANS) Sania Mirza's campaign at the Dubai Open came to an end on Wednesday after she and her French partner Caroline Garcia lost 2-6, 4-6 in the second round against fifth seeds Saisai Zheng of China and Barbora Krejcikova of Czech Republic.
2020-02-19
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Tennis
Would be a nice story if Osaka wins gold in Tokyo: Pierce
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Four-time Grand Slam champion Mary Pierce would be vouching for Japan's Naomi Osaka to win the coveted gold at the Tokyo Olympic Games slated to be held later in the year.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Tennis
Sania Mirza reaches women's doubles pre-quarters in Dubai
Dubai, Feb 18 (IANS) Indian tennis star Sania Mirza and her French partner Caroline Garcia advanced to the women's doubles second round at the Dubai Open after a hard-fought first round win on Tuesday.
2020-02-18
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Tennis
Mary Pierce to motivate kids at Roland-Garros Junior Wild Card Series
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) The French Tennis Federation (FFT), organisers of Roland-Garros, the world's premier clay court tournament, in association with the All India Tennis Association (AITA), on Tuesday announced the sixth edition of the 'Roland-Garros Junior Wild Card Series by OPPO'. The series will be held at the clay courts of the Delhi Lawn Tennis Association (DLTA) from February 24 to 26.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Tennis
Fit-again Sania to return to action at Dubai Open
Dubai, Feb 17 (IANS) Returning from a calf injury, Indian tennis sensation Sania Mirza is set to take part in the ongoing Dubai Open on Wednesday.
2020-02-17
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Tennis
Duckworth wears crown at Bengaluru Open
Bengaluru, Feb 16 (IANS) It took just 68 minutes for Australian fourth seed James Duckworth to stop the French Juggernaut Benjamin Bonzi to lift the US $162,500 Bengaluru Open title at the KSLTA Courts here on Sunday.
2020-02-16
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Tennis
Bopanna-Shapovalov enter Rotterdam Open semis
Rotterdam, Feb 14 (IANS) India's Rohan Bopanna and his Canadian partner Denis Shapovalov have entered the semifinals of the Rotterdam Open with a thrilling victory over fourth seeds and 2015 champion team of Jean-Julien Rojer and Horia Tecau.
2020-02-14
Category: International, Netherlands,Sports,Tennis
Sharan-Sitak reach New York Open quarter finals
New York, Feb 11 (IANS) India's second ranked doubles player Divij Sharan and Kiwi partner Artem Sitak defeated the top-seeded American-Croat duo of Austin Krajicek and Franko Skugor in the first round to advance to the quarter finals of the New York Open. One of the longest running tennis tournaments in the United States, the New York Open 2020 is being played at the NYCB Live on Long Island.
2020-02-11
Category: International, United States,Sports,Tennis
Bengaluru Open: Mukund, Myneni advance with contrasting wins
Bengaluru, Feb 10 (IANS) In a re-match of the 2018 edition, Mukund Sasikumar sent Slovenian Blaz Kavcic home with a comeback 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 win to advance to the pre-quarterfinals of the $162,500 Bengaluru Open Challenger event at the KSLTA here on Monday.
2020-02-10
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Tennis
Bengaluru Open: Prajnesh looking to defend title, Paes' farewell
Bengaluru, Feb 8 (IANS) Defending champion Prajnesh Gunneswaran, the highest ranked Indian in the world singles rankings, is amongst the six home grown players to get direct entry into the main draw of the Bengaluru Open ATP Challenger which kicks off at the Karnataka State Lawn Tennis Association on Monday.
2020-02-08
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Tennis
Need Dravids and Gopichands for Indian tennis to flourish: Paes
Pune, Feb 7 (IANS) In order to develop tennis in the country, India great Leander Paes said that the sport needs to have people like former cricketer Rahul Dravid and former badminton player Pullela Gopichand, who have helped in producing young talent in their respective sports after retiring.
2020-02-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Tennis
Niki Poonacha, Arjun Kadhe get wild cards for Bengaluru Open
Bengaluru, Feb 7 (IANS) Reigning national champion Niki Poonacha and Arjun Kadhe have been given the first two wild cards for the upcoming Bengaluru Open ATP Challenger tournament that kicks off on Monday. A total of five wild cards will be given in the main draw of 48 in the singles.
2020-02-07
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Tennis
Djokovic pays tribute to Bryant after Aus Open win
Melbourne, Feb 2 (IANS) Novak Djokovic on Sunday paid tribute to late basketball great Kobe Bryant after winning the 2020 Australia Open title. Djokovic beat Austrian Dominic Thiem in five sets at the Rod Laver Arena to lift the Sir Norman Brookes Cup a record extending eighth time.
2020-02-02
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Aus Open: Djokovic wins 8th title with five-set win over Thiem
Melbourne, Feb 2 (IANS) Novak Djokovic came from a set down on Sunday to beat Dominic Thiem in the final of the 2020 Australian Open. This is the Serb's eighth title at the Rod Laver Arena and 17th Grand Slam win overall. Djokovic beat Thiem 6-4, 4-6, 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 in a match that lasted four hours.
2020-02-02
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Aus Open: Kenin beats Muguruza to win maiden Grand Slam title
Melbourne, Feb 1 (IANS) American 14th seed Sofia Kenin on Saturday beat two-time Grand Slam champion Garbine Muguruza in the final of the 2020 Australian Open to win her maiden title at the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne. In a match that lasted two hours and three minutes, Kenin came from a game down to beat Muguruza 4-6, 6-2, 6-2.
2020-02-01
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Aus Open: Nadal stopped by security official
Melbourne, Jan 29 (IANS) World No. 1 Rafael Nadal was stopped at a checkpoint by a security person who asked the 19-time Grand Slam winner to show his accreditation.
2020-01-29
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Simona Halep enters Australian Open semis
Melbourne, Jan 29 (IANS) Romania's Simona Halep defeated Estonia's Anett Kontaveit 6-1, 6-1 and reached the Australian Open semifinals here on Wednesday.
2020-01-29
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Aus Open: Nadal beats Kyrgios to book quarters berth
Melbourne, Jan 27 (IANS) Rafael Nadal beat home favourite Nick Kyrgios to storm into the quarterfinals of the Australian Open here on Monday.
2020-01-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Aus Open: Federer, Djokovic reach QF; Jabeur creates history
Melbourne, Jan 26 (IANS) Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic remain on course to meeting each other in the semi-final of the 2020 Australian Open as both won their respective fourth-round matches and went through to the quarter-finals in Melbourne on Sunday.
2020-01-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Aus Open: Medvedev, Pliskova advance to 3rd round
Melbourne, Jan 23 (IANS) Daniil Medvedev of Russia set aside several unexpected issues that might have rattled some players but not him as he defeated Spanish qualifier Pedro Martinez 7-5, 6-1, 6-3 to reach the third round of the Australian Open on Thursday.
2020-01-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Sania Mirza exits Australian Open with calf injury
Melbourne, Jan 23 (IANS) Indian tennis star Sania Mirza's campaign at the Australian Open came to an abrupt end on Thursday after she retired mid-way into her women's doubles first-round match with an injury.
2020-01-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Aus Open: Divij enters 2nd round in doubles, Rohan ousted
Melbourne, Jan 22 (IANS) India's Divij Sharan on Wednesday advanced to the second round of men's doubles event at the Australian Open after beating Pablo Carreno Busta and Joao Sousa along with his New Zealand partner Artem Sitak, but Rohan Boppanna was knocked out.
2020-01-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Australian Open: Divij enters 2nd round in men's doubles
Melbourne, Jan 22 (IANS) India's Divij Sharan on Wednesday advanced to the second round of men's doubles event at the Australian Open after beating Pablo Carreno Busta and Joao Sousa along with his New Zealand partner Artem Sitak.
2020-01-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Djokovic thumps to enter Australian Open 3rd round
Melbourne, Jan 22 (IANS) Defending champion Novak Djokovic on Wednesday entered the third round of the Australian Open after cruising past Japanese wildcard Tatsuma Ito.
2020-01-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Aus Open: Federer, Serena start with easy wins on opening day
Melbourne, Jan 20 (IANS) Roger Federer and Serena Williams got off to clinical starts in the opening round of the Australian Open on Monday. While Federer brushed aside Steve Johnson to race into the second round, Serena thrashed Anastasia Potapova.
2020-01-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Aus Open: Prajnesh's first round match rescheduled due to rain
Melbourne, Jan 20 (IANS) Rain played spoilsport in India's top-ranked tennis player Prajnesh Gunneswaran's Australian Open first-round match against Japanese Tatsuma Ito as it had to be rescheduled for Tuesday.
2020-01-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Sania scripts dream return, clinches doubles title in Hobart
Hobart, Jan 18 (IANS) Indian tennis star Sania Mirza along with Nadiia Kichenok came out with yet another brilliant performance as they defeated the China's Peng Shuai and Zhang Shuai in straight sets to win the women's doubles title at Hobart International on Saturday.
2020-01-18
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Tennis
Prajnesh fails to qualify for Australian Open main draw
Melbourne, Jan 17 (IANS) Prajnesh Gunneswaran on Friday failed to qualify for the main draw of the Australian Open men's singles event after losing in straight sets to Ernests Gulbis of Latvia in the final round of the qualifiers.
2020-01-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Australian Open: Prajnesh advances but Ramanathan, Ankita exit
Melbourne, Jan 14 (IANS) India's Prajnesh Gunneswaran entered the second round of the Australian Open qualifiers as he knocked out local wild card Harry Bourchier 6-2, 6-4 on Tuesday. However, Ramkumar Ramanathan crashed out of the tournament after going down to Federico Coria in the qualifiers.
2020-01-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Mirza makes winning return in Hobert, enters quarter-finals
Hobert, Jan 14 (IANS) Indian tennis star Sania Mirza on Tuesday made a winning comeback to WTA circuit as she advanced to the quarter-finals of the women's doubles event at the Hobart International tournament.
2020-01-14
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Tennis
Djokovic beats Medvedev, takes Serbia into ATP Cup final
Sydney, Jan 11 (IANS) Novak Djokovic took Serbia into the finals of the ongoing ATP Cup after dismissing World No. 5 Daniil Medvedev 6-1, 5-7, 6-4 on Saturday.
2020-01-11
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Tennis
Bopanna-Koolhof win Qatar Open title
Doha, Jan 10 (IANS) Veteran tennis star Rohan Bopanna won the $1,465,260 Qatar Open with men's doubles partner Wesley Koolhof of the Netherlands with a come from behind win in the final on Friday. The pair beat British-Mexican pair of Luke Bambridge and Santiago Gonzalez 3-6, 6-2, 10-6 to clinch the title.
2020-01-10
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Tennis
Serena Williams survive scare to enter ASB Classic quarters
Auckland, Jan 9 (IANS) Top seed Serena Williams battled back from a one-set deficit to reach the quarter-finals at the ASB Classic as she defeated compatriot Christina McHale in a pulsating match.
2020-01-09
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Tennis
Federer, Serena, Nadal to raise funds for bushfire relief work
Melbourne, Jan 8 (IANS) In a bid to raise money for the bushfire relief fund in Australia, star tennis players like Roger Federer, Serena Williams and Rafael Nadal will feature in an exhibition match on January 15, five days before the start of the Australian Open.
2020-01-08
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Prajnesh wins, Ramkumar exits in round 1 of tennis meet
Bendigo (Australia), Jan 6 (IANS) Indian players had mixed fortunes after Prajnesh Gunneswaran made a winning start but Ramkumar Ramanathan bowed out of the Apis Canberra International following a first round defeat, here on Monday.
2020-01-06
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Tennis
Tennis Australia to hold exhibition match for bushfire victims
Melbourne, Jan 3 (IANS) An tennis exhibition match will be organised by Tennis Australia on January 15 in Melbourne in a bid to raise funds for bushfire relief and recovery efforts prior to the Australian Open.
2020-01-03
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Sharapova to open 2020 campaign at Brisbane International
Brisbane, Dec 31 (IANS) Former world number one Maria Sharapova has announced that she will open her 2020 campaign in the Brisbane International after being awarded a wild card by tournament organisers.
2019-12-31
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Tennis
India take unassailable 3-0 lead in David Cup tie against Pak
Nur-Sultan, Nov 30 (IANS) India took an unassailable 3-0 lead in the ongoing Davis Cup tie over Pakistan as old warhorse Leander Paes along with debutant Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan won the third rubber here on Saturday.
2019-11-30
Category: International, Poland,Sports,Tennis
Federer to compensate Colombian fans for cancelled match: Agent
Bogota (Colombia), Nov 28 (IANS) A cancelled exhibition tennis match featuring Roger Federer in Bogota could be rescheduled for March next year, the Swiss legend's agent has said.
2019-11-28
Category: International, Colombia,Sports,Tennis
Federer talks about retirement before ATP finals QF tie
London, Nov 14 (IANS) Swiss tennis great Roger Federer has provided an insight on his future plans.
2019-11-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Nadal advances in Paris to keep edge over Djokovic
Paris, Nov 2 (IANS) World No. 2 Rafael Nadal defeated Jo-Wilfried Tsonga to progress to semi-finals of the ongoing Paris Masters to inch closer to tournament victory as he needs to beat Novak Djokovic for the year-end world No. 1 ranking.
2019-11-02
Category: International, France,Sports,Tennis
APMTA players make waves in Fenesta Nationals
New Delhi, Nov 1 (IANS) Trailblazing through the tennis world, APMTA players Aryan Goveas, Manas Dhamne, Daksh Prasad, Cahir Warik, Sahil Gaware and Yubrani Banerjee shone bright at the recently concluded Fenesta Nationals held in Delhi. Fenesta Open Tennis tournament is recognized as the only single full group Nationals covering men, ladies, boys and girls under 18, 16, and 14.
2019-11-01
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Tennis
Djokovic overcomes illness to advance in Paris Masters
Paris, Oct 31 (IANS) World No. 1 Novak Djokovic survived a scare against Frenchman Corentin Moutet in the second round of the Paris Masters and kept his hopes of finishing at the top spot at the year end in the ATP rankings.
2019-10-31
Category: International, France,Sports,Tennis
Barty's campaign to inspire Aussie girls to choose sports
Sydney, Oct 30 (IANS) World No. 1 women's tennis star Ash Barty will feature in a new marketing campaign aimed at inspiring young Aussie girls to stay in sport.
2019-10-30
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Tennis
WTA Finals: Halep rallies to beat Andreescu
Shenzhen (China), Oct 28 (IANS) Simona Halep of Romania saved a match point before beating Canada's Bianca Andreescu 3-6, 7-6 (6), 6-3 in their purple group round-robin clash at the WTA Finals here on Monday.
2019-10-28
Category: International, China,Sports,Tennis
Federer pulls out of Paris Masters
Basel, Oct 28 (IANS) Swiss legend Roger Federer has withdrawn from the Paris Masters. The 38-year-old, who won a record-extending 10th Swiss Indoors Championship title on Sunday, said that he is looking to keep himself fit for the ATP Finals that will be held in London from November 10-18.
2019-10-28
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Tennis
Prefer to be No. 1 to No. 2: Nadal
Paris, Oct 28 (IANS) Spanish tennis icon Rafael Nadal, who is preparing to continue his rankings battle with Novak Djokovic at the Paris Masters and in the season-ending ATP finals in London, has insisted that he prefers to be No. 1 to No. 2.
2019-10-28
Category: International, France,Sports,Tennis
'Paes available, final call on Davis Cup team after ITF's Nov 4 meet'
Kolkata, Oct 26 (IANS) There is optimism around the Indian Davis Cup team after the legendary Leander Paes made himself available for the highly-anticipated Davis Cup Asia-Oceania Group-I tie against Pakistan.
2019-10-26
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Tennis
We enjoyed a beautiful day, says Nadal on his wedding
Nur-Sultan (Kazakhstan), Oct 24 (IANS) Spanish tennis icon Rafael Nadal said on Thursday that he and his wife Mery Perello enjoyed their wedding day and had a great time with their guests.
2019-10-24
Category: International, Poland,Sports,Tennis