HindustanTimes Tue,16 Sep 2014


Sharapova outlasts Halep to reach semis

Five-time Grand Slam winner Maria Sharapova reached the semi-finals of the Cincinnati tournament on Friday with a three set win over Simona Halep in a rematch of the French Open final.

Federer beats Murray, reaches Cincinnati semis

Roger Federer beat Andy Murray 6-3, 7-5 on Friday and advanced to the semi-finals of the Western & Southern Open, a tournament he has won an unprecedented five times already.

Sania-Cara doubles pair loses in Cincinnati 2nd round

India's campaign ended at the Cincinnati Masters after Sania Mirza and Cara Black went down to Anabel Medina Garrigues of Spain and Kazakhstan's Yaroslave Shvedova in their women's doubles second round match in Cincinnati.

Robredo topples Djokovic, Federer survives Monfils

Tommy Robredo shocked world number one Novak Djokovic on Thursday at the Cincinnati Masters, but Roger Federer avoided an upset again Frenchman Gael Monfils.

Paes-Stepanek knocked out in second round of Cincinnati Masters

Fifth seeds Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek were eliminated from the ATP Cincinnati Masters following their defeat against Vasek Pospisil and Jack Sock in men's doubles in Cincinnati.

Wimbledon finalists crash out in Cincinnati

Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova and finalist Eugenie Bouchard both crashed out of the second round of the Cincinnati hardcourt tournament in a setback to their US Open preparations.

Federer survives Pospisil scare in Cincinnati

Roger Federer survived an opening-match fright by outlasting Canada's Vasek Pospisil 7-6(4) 5-7 6-2 on Wednesday to claim his 300th Masters Series win and reach the third round of the Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati.

Serena battles past Stosur in Cincinnati

World number one Serena Williams won a tense battle of US Open champions by beating Australia's Samantha Stosur 7-6(7) 7-6(7) on Wednesday to reach the third round of the Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati.

Yuki returns to Davis Cup squad for Serbia tie

Yuki Bhambri on Wednesday returned to the Indian Davis Cup squad for the World Group play-off tie against world No 2 side Serbia as the selectors picked an expected six-member squad, to be led by country's top singles player Somdev Devvarman.

Djokovic pulls through in Cincinnati, Tsonga out

Novak Djokovic needed three sets to get past Gilles Simon in the Western and Southern Open second round on Tuesday, but Jo-Wilfried Tsonga lost to Mikhail Youzhny in his opener two days after winning the Rogers Cup in Toronto.

Bullish Federer aiming for more hard court success

A weekend title defeat in Canada did not dent the hopes of a resurgent Roger Federer as the world number three keeps to a steady pace in his build-up to the US Open.

Djokovic, Williams look to bounce back in Cincinnati Masters

The world number one pair of Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams aim to bounce back this week at the Cincinnati Masters, the last major tuneup before the US Open.

Fired-up Tsonga stuns Federer to win Toronto Masters

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga won the Toronto Masters with a win over Roger Federer, two years after injuring himself at the same event in a freak collision with a fire hydrant.

Sania Mirza-Cara Black enter Rogers Cup doubles final

Sania Mirza and Cara Black survived a thriller in the semi-finals as they carved out a hard-earned 7-6(3) 3-6 13-11 victory on Saturday to set up a Rogers Cup doubles final against top-seeded Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci in Montreal.

Federer cruises past Lopez to book spot in final

Roger Federer put on a command performance on Saturday to reach his fifth career Canadian final as he defeated Feliciano Lopez 6-3, 6-4 at the Toronto Masters.
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