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All England Open: Nehwal in quarters, other Indians exit

Friday, 11 March 2016 14:26
Birmingham: Saina Nehwal was the only bright spot in an otherwise dismal day for Indian shuttlers as she eased past Thailand's Busanan Ongbumrungphan to enter the second round of the All England Open badminton tournament at the Barclaycard Arena here.The…

I am a completely clean guy: Nadal

Thursday, 10 March 2016 17:32
California: Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal said on Thursday that he is a "completely clean guy" and denied having used performance-enhancing drugs.The 29-year-old was asked about his reaction to Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova's failed drug test and he took…

Djokovic maintains top spot in tennis rankings for 87th successive week

Tuesday, 08 March 2016 10:05
London: Serbian star Novak Djokovic maintained his dominance in the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) rankings, topping it for the 87th consecutive week, according to a list released on Monday.Djokovic joins the list of tennis players who have topped the…

Tennis: Britain's Watson rallies to win Monterrey Open

Tuesday, 08 March 2016 10:14
Monterrey (Mexico): Britain's Heather Watson rallied to beat Belgium's Kirsten Flipkens 3-6, 6-2, 6-3 to win the Abierto Monterrey Afirme tennis tournament here.The 30-year-old Flipkens dominated Watson in the first set, breaking the British player in the 6th and 8th…

Failed drugs test at Australian Open: Sharapova

Tuesday, 08 March 2016 10:03
New York: Russian tennis ace Maria Sharapova on Monday admitted to failing a drug test at the Australian Open in January, an act that will get her suspended from tennis, BBC reported .Sharapova, in a press conference in Los Angeles…

Tennis: Watson to face Flipkens in Monterrey final

Monday, 07 March 2016 11:15
Monterrey (Mexico): Britain's Heather Watson will play Belgium's Kirsten Flipkens in the final Abierto Monterrey Afirme tennis tournament here.Watson on Saturday advanced to the final by beating France's Caroline Garcia, the fifth seed, 6-1, 6-2 in the semi-finals, while Flipkens…

Davis Cup: Australia, USA even on first day

Friday, 04 March 2016 14:07
Melbourne: Australia and the United States have split honours on Day 1 of their Davis Cup tie here on Friday, with the USA's John Isner accounting for Sam Groth, while Bernard Tomic was too good for the visiting Jack Sock.The…

Kyrgios withdrawal paves way for possible Hewitt comeback

Thursday, 03 March 2016 13:43
Melbourne: Tennis great Lleyton Hewitt could be dragged out of retirement for Australia's Davis Cup tie against the United States after it was revealed that he would be replacing an ill Nick Kyrgios in the team's squad on Thursday.The Australian…

Dubai Open: Wawrinka faces Baghdatis in final

Saturday, 27 February 2016 10:36
Dubai: Swiss tennis ace Stan Wawrinka and Marcos Baghdatis from Cyprus have set up the final meeting of the 24th edition of Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships.The world's number four "Stan the Man", 30, who will face Baghdatis on Saturday,…

Sania-Martina's winning streak ends at 41!

Friday, 26 February 2016 15:36
Doha: The streak is finally over!The world's top tennis team of Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis had not lost a match since last August in Cincinnati. But their 41-match winning run came to a sudden halt at the hands of…