Ostapenko-Dabrowski win Qatar Open title

Doha, Feb 18 : Latvia’s Jelena Ostapenko and Canada’s Gabriela Dabrowski on Sunday won the doubles final of the Qatar Open tennis tournament, beating Spain’s Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez and Slovenia’s Andreja Klepac. The unseeded victors pulled off a 6-3, 6-3 victory over their eighth seed rivals, reports Efe. This was Ostapenko and Dabrowski’s first […]

Tennis: Back on top, Federer becomes oldest ATP world number one

By Martyn Herman UNDATED, Feb 17 : Roger Federer added yet another record to his vast collection when he guaranteed becoming the oldest ATP world number one by beating Dutchman Robin Haase 4-6 6-1 6-1 to reach the semi-finals in Rotterdam on Friday. Fresh from winning his 20th grand slam title in Melbourne this month, […]

Muguruza in Qatar Open quarters at Cirstea’s expense

Madrid, Feb 15 : Spain’s Garbine Muguruza on Thursday sailed into the Qatar Open quarter-finals, defeating Romanian Sorana Cirstea 6-0, 6-4. Muguruza, World No. 4, dropped just one game in the first 12 games, but she had to overcome late trouble, before sealing her third career win over Cirstea, reports Efe. “I think I played […]

ITF introduces Continental Qualification spots for Tokyo Olympics

Madrid, Feb 15 : The International Tennis Federation (ITF) announced the introduction of six Continental Qualification places for both the men’s and women’s singles events at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. The International Olympic Committee’s Executive Board approved those new qualification places as part of the Tokyo 2020 Qualification System for tennis, the ITF […]