Asiad 2018: Indians advance in tennis competition

Jakarta, Aug 20 : Indian tennis players enjoyed a successful day at the 18th Asian Games with Ramkumar Ramanathan, Prajnesh Gunneswaran and Ankita Raina registering comprehensive victories in their respective matches here on Monday. Ramanathan and Gunneswaran entered the Round of 16 in the men’s singles category with straight sets wins. Ramanathan defeated Wong of […]

Djokovic wins men’s tennis title in Cincinnati, defeats Federer

Mason (United States), Aug 20 : Serbia’s Novak Djokovic has defeated Switzerland’s Roger Federer 6-4, 6-4 in the Western & Southern Open here, finally winning the tennis tourney that had eluded him. This was Djokovic’s sixth Cincinnati final, but his first win. Three of those losses had come at the hands of Federer, but not […]

Federer pulls off tough win to advance to semi-finals of Cincinnati Masters

Cincinnati (USA), Aug 18 : Switzerland’s Roger Federer, second seeded, pulled off a tough win against compatriot Stan Wawrinka who snatched the first set, to qualify for the semi-finals of the Cincinnati Masters 1000. Federer, who has won the title in Cincinnati seven times, will now face Belgium’s David Goffin, who pulled off a surprise […]

Defending champion Muguruza out of Cincinnati Masters

Cincinnati, Aug 16 : Defending champion and seventh seed, Spain’s Garbiñe Muguruza lost to Ukrainian Lesia Tsurenko at the Cincinnati Masters tennis tournament here. Tsurenko, ranked 44th, overturned a first set deficit to send Muguruza, ranked 9th, packing 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 in two hours on Wednesday, reports Efe. With this victory, the Ukrainian progressed to […]

Serena falls short against Kvitova in Cincinnati

Cincinnati, Aug 15 : American great Serena Williams showed further signs of rediscovering her championship level, but came up short in a 6-3, 2-6, 6-3 second-round loss to Petra Kvitova at the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati. Kvitova came out firing on Tuesday night, using outstanding ball-striking to grab an early service break at […]