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HindustanTimes Thu,23 Oct 2014

Tennis

Nishikori maintains red hot form, wins Japan Open

Kei Nishikori won the Japan Open title for the second time in three years on Sunday, collapsing in joy on the court as he defeated Milos Raonic 7-6 (7/5), 4-6, 6-4.

Sharapova beats Kvitova to win China Open

Maria Sharapova overcame a fierce challenge from Petra Kvitova on Sunday to win the China Open, her first title since she claimed victory at Roland Garros earlier in 2014.

Djokovic, Sharapova win in China, as Wozniacki falls

Novak Djokovic continued his 100% record at the China Open Wednesday as he overcame late resistance from Vasek Pospisil, while Maria Sharapova also won but Caroline Wozniacki crashed out.

Sania-Saketh win mixed doubles gold; India maintain 9th place

Tennis star Sania Mirza teamed up with Saketh Myneni to clinch the gold in mixed double while Seema Punia also brought glory with her gold-winning act as India maintained the ninth position in the overall standings on the 10th day of competitions in the 17th Asian Games in Incheon on Monday.

Tennis gold continue to elude India - Saketh, Sanam get silver at Asiad

Sanam Singh could not add a second consecutive Asian Games gold medal to his kitty as he and Saketh Myneni settled for a silver after losing the hard-fought final in straight sets to Korea's Yongkyu Lim and Hyeon Chung, at Incheon on Monday.

Kvitova defeats Bouchard to win Wuhan Open

World number three Petra Kvitova overcame Eugenie Bouchard in straight sets Saturday to win the inaugural $2.4 million WTA Wuhan Open, her third title of the year.

Andy Murray toils to reach Shenzen Open final

Andy Murray is one step away from ending his 15-month title drought after he fought from a set down to pip Juan Monaco in the semi-final of the Shenzen Open on Saturday.

Tennis players assure five more medals for India in Asiad

India are assured of at least five more bronze medals from the 17th Asian Games after the tennis players put up an impressive display to reach the semi-finals of five events at the Yeorumul Tennis Courts in Incheon, South Korea on Saturday.

Nishikori overcomes Nieminen to reach Malaysian Open final

Top seed Kei Nishikori fought off Finland's Jarkko Nieminen 6-3, 4-6, 6-2 on Saturday to make it into his first Malaysian Open final.

Kvitova and Bouchard power through to Wuhan WTA final

A tournament plagued with falling seeds, withdrawals and retirements will at least enjoy a high-powered final after Petra Kvitova and Eugenie Bouchard set up a showdown at the inaugural Wuhan Open on Friday.

Kei Nishikori cruises into Malaysian Open semis

Kei Nishikori eased into the semi-finals of the Malaysian Open by sinking Australia's Marinko Matosevic 6-3, 6-0 on Friday without moving past first gear.

Thanks to photoshop, Federer gets a taste of India

What turned out to be a request from Roger Federer has now become a much-followed image-morphing exercise on Twitter.

Sharapova crashes out, Kvitova through in Wuhan Open

Fourth seed Maria Sharapova crashed out of the $2.4 million WTA Wuhan Open in two sets on Wednesday, while Petra Kvitova and Caroline Wozniacki made the quarter-finals.

Sania-Cara qualify for year-end WTA finals

Sania Mirza and her doubles partner Cara Black on Tuesday became the fourth team to qualify for the season-ending Women's Tennis Association (WTA) Finals to be held in Singapore from October 17-26.

Ill Serena Williams follows seeds out of Wuhan Open

World number one Serena Williams added her name to the list of slain seeds at the Wuhan Open on Tuesday after the American was forced to retire from her second round match against France's Alize Cornet because of illness.
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