french open

US Open: Errani-Vinci win women’s doubles title


September 10th, 2012 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 10 (IANS) Italian pair Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci have clinched the US Open women's doubles title.The second-seeded Italians beat third-seeded Czechs Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Sharapova curses final set charity against Azarenka


September 8th, 2012 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Maria Sharapova cursed her final-set form in the US Open semifinal defeat to Victoria Azarenka, saying she gave her opponent a free ride ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Sharapova happy with 2012


September 8th, 2012 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Maria Sharapova has announced she is "pretty happy" with her Grand Slam-winning season which she entered with apprehension due to a niggling ankle ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Stosur, Ivanovic star attractions in Kremlin Cup


September 7th, 2012 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) World No. 7 Samantha Stosur and former French Open champion Ana Ivanovic are to headline the Kremlin Cup in Moscow next month.Besides Stosur, this year's ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

US Open: Djokovic to face Ferrer in semis


September 7th, 2012 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 7 (IANS) Defending champion Novak Jokovic survived a three hour thriller to set-up a semi-final clash with David Ferrer in the men's singles of the US ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Chinese tennis boss admits Li Na not well educated


September 4th, 2012 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 4 (IANS) China's tennis chief has pointed out that the lack of systematic education has been the root of Li Na's weak nerves that led to a sudden ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Knee injury sidelines Nadal for two months


September 3rd, 2012 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A knee injury will keep Rafael Nadal out of tennis for the next two months, including Spain's Davis Cup semifinal against the United States, ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Zvonareva withdraws from US Open


August 22nd, 2012 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's Vera Zvonareva has withdrawn from the US Open tennis tournament.A statement on the tournament website Tuesday did not say why Zvonareva, a former ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Kuznetsova to miss US Open for ‘recovery’


August 21st, 2012 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Two-time Grand Slam champion Svetlana Kuznetsova will miss the upcoming US Open to recover from injury.Kuznetsova, Estonia's world No.15 Kaia Kanepi and Italy's 18th-ranked ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Li Na wins Cincinnati title


August 20th, 2012 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
Cincinnati, Aug 20 (IANS) China's Li Na ended her 15-month title drought as she beat Germany's Angelique Kerber 1-6, 6-3, 6-1 to win the Cincinnati Masters tennis event.The 2011 French ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Li Na in Cincinnati final


August 19th, 2012 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Cincinnati (US), Aug 19 (IANS) Chinese tennis player Li Na beat American Venus Williams 7-5, 3-6, 6-1 to reach the final of the Cincinnati Masters.The former French Open winner ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Direct or indirect use of tobacco will mar potential sporting careers


August 18th, 2012 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 18 (IANS) Former India shuttler U Vimal Kumar's advice for parents who want their children to be sporting personalities is that they should quit using all types of ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Sharapova sets up Olympic semifinal with Kirilenko


August 3rd, 2012 - 6:24 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's Maria Sharapova reached the Olympic semifinals Thursday after beating Belgian veteran Kim Clijsters.Sharapova, who captured her fourth grand slam title at the 2012 ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Olympic tennis: Tricky draw for Paes-Sania


August 1st, 2012 - 12:45 am ICT by IANS
London, July 31 (IANS) India's Leander Paes and Sania Mirza Tuesday were drawn against Serbian team of Nenad Zimonjic and Ana Ivanovic in the first round of the mixed doubles ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Ivanovic battles past McHale at Olympics


July 28th, 2012 - 11:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Serbia's Ana Ivanovic booked her place in the second round of the Olympic women's singles tennis event Saturday, knocking out Christina McHale of the United ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Olympic Badminton: Jwala, Diju lose opener (Lead)


July 28th, 2012 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 28 (IANS) Indian pair of V. Diju and Jwala Gutta could not put up a fight against Indonesia's Tontowi Ahmad and Liliyana Natsi and lost their mixed doubles ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Sharapova enthusiastic about dream Olympic debut


July 23rd, 2012 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 23 (IANS) Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova has said that she had dreamt of competing in the Olympic Games since she was a child and is looking ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Wimbledon postponed by a week to let players rest


July 20th, 2012 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Wimbledon will be moved back a week from 2015 to allow players extra rest after the French Open, organisers said.Play at Wimbledon currently starts ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

China’s tennis team faces uphill task at London Olympics


July 9th, 2012 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 9 (IANS) Superstar Li Na will lead the Chinese charge at the All England Club for the 2012 London Olympic tennis event which features the strongest ever ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

List of Roger Federer’s Grand Slam titles


July 9th, 2012 - 1:11 am ICT by IANS
Following is the list of Roger Federers 17 Grand Slam tennis titles:Year Championship Opponent2003 Wimbledon Mark Philippoussis 7-6 (7-5), 6-2, 7-6(7-3)2004 Australian ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Federer beats Djokovic to reach Wimbledon final


July 6th, 2012 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 6 (IANS) Roger Federer became the first man to reach eight Wimbledon singles finals, knocking out defending champion Novak Djokovic 6-3, 3-6, 6-4, 6-3 on Centre Court ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Sharapova stoic about losing No.1 spot


July 3rd, 2012 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Maria Sharapova is calm about losing the World No.1 spot with defeat in the fourth round at Wimbledon, the Russian tennis star has said.Either ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Williams survives scare to beat Shvedova


July 2nd, 2012 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Serena Williams fended off a second set comeback to defeat wild card Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan in the fourth round of the Wimbledon tennis ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Wimbledon: Errani thrashed by record-breaker Shvedova


June 30th, 2012 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Tenth seed Sara Errani crashed out of Wimbledon Saturday against wildcard Yaroslava Shvedova, who became the first player to win every point in a ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Defeat no tragedy, it’s just a match: Nadal


June 29th, 2012 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) French Open champion Rafael Nadal was philosophical about his shock second-round defeat to 100th-ranked Czech Lukas Rosol at the Wimbledon.The Spanish second seed looked ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Unsung Czech Lukas Rosol stuns Nadal (Lead)


June 29th, 2012 - 5:56 am ICT by IANS
London, June 29 (IANS) Little-known Czech Lukas Rosol pulled off one of the biggest upsets at Wimbledon by knocking out two-time champion Rafael Nadal over five sets in the ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Little-known Czech Rosol stuns Nadal at Wimbledon


June 29th, 2012 - 4:38 am ICT by IANS
London, June 29 (IANS) Rafael Nadal was Thursday knocked out of Wimbledon in the second round by the lowest-ranked player ever at a Grand Slam tournament. The two-time champion ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Grass my worst surface: Davydenko


June 27th, 2012 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian tennis player Nikolay Davydenko acknowledged that grass is his least favored surface after crashing out in the first round of Wimbledon to fourth seed ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Kvitova survives scare to reach Wimbledon second round (Second Lead)


June 26th, 2012 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 26 (RIA Novosti) Reigning Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova was stretched by Uzbekistan's Akgul Amanmuradova before winning her women's singles first round match here Tuesday.Rain stopped play for around 25 ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Schiavone fights back to oust Robson (Lead)


June 26th, 2012 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Former French Open champion Francesca Schiavone was forced to fight back from a set down to beat British youngster Laura Robson in the Wimbledon tennis ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Safarova crashes out at Wimbledon


June 26th, 2012 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Czech 19th seed Lucie Safarova became the fifth seeded player to fall in the Wimbledon women's draw after a straight-sets defeat in the first round ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Pennetta crashes out at Wimbledon


June 25th, 2012 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Flavia Pennetta became the first seed to fall at Wimbledon after a straight-sets defeat to fellow Italian Camila Giorgi in the first round Monday.Pennetta, the ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Won’t go to Olympics as a reserve: Kuznetsova


June 25th, 2012 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 25 (IANS) Svetlana Kuznetsova has no plans to travel to London as a reserve in the Russian Olympic tennis team despite being selected for the role.Russian Tennis ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

After French win, Sharapova eyes Wimbledon


June 24th, 2012 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) After winning the French Open tennis title, Maria Sharapova is now focussed on Wimbledon beginning Monday.The 25-year-old is still basking in the glory of ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

AITA picks two teams for Olympics, Paes still unhappy (Roundup)


June 21st, 2012 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) The All India Tennis Association (AITA) Thursday tried to keep Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna happy by deciding to send two doubles teams to ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

« Previous Entries

Subscribe