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HindustanTimes Thu,27 Nov 2014

Tennis

Winning WTA Finals is as tough as winning a Slam: Sania Mirza

After nerve-wracking matches throughout the week in the WTA Finals, Sania Mirza and Cara Black ended the season in the perfect way possible - as the best women's doubles team in the world.

IPTL tickets to come out tomorrow, to cost between Rs. 3240 to Rs. 49,680

The minimum cost of the three-day ticket to watch top stars, including Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic, in action during the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) has been fixed at Rs. 3,240 while the most costly ones are available at Rs. 49,680.

AITA stares at derecognition by sports ministry

The All India Tennis Association (AITA), it seems, is heading towards getting derecognised by the government.

Sania Mirza-Cara Black pair clinches WTA Finals doubles title

Indian ace Sania Mirza and her Zimbabwean partner Cara Black ended the season and their partnership on a remarkable high by clinching the season-ending finale with a comprehensive triumph in the summit clash on Sunday.

Torrid season over as Nadal opts for surgery

Rafael Nadal's announcement on Friday that he will miss the ATP World Tour Finals because of appendicitis ended a difficult year for the Spaniard during which he has endured injury, illness and worrying defeats.

Sharapova ousted, Serena to end year as world No 1

Maria Sharapova failed to advance out of the WTA finals groups and conceded the year-end No 1 ranking to Serena Williams despite a three-set victory over Agnieszka Radwanska on Friday.

David Ferrer hits 600 wins, faces Andy Murray in Valencia

David Ferrer became only the fourth active player to record 600 career wins when he cruised past Thomaz Bellucci 6-1, 6-2 to reach the Valencia semi-finals on Friday.

Murray battles past Ferrer to clinch Vienna Open title

Andy Murray clinched the Vienna Open title with a 5-7, 6-2, 7-5 victory over David Ferrer, one of the Briton's main rivals in the battle to qualify for the ATP World Tour Finals.

Tomas Berdych dethrones Grigor Dimitrov in Stockholm

Top-seeded Tomas Berdych battled back to defeat defending champion Grigor Dimitrov 5-7, 6-4, 6-4 to claim the Stockholm Open and improve his chances of making the ATP World Tour Finals.

Serena Williams beats Ana Ivanovic in WTA Finals opener

A new venue, an injury-hit preparation and insults from a top sports official - none of it could stop Serena Williams' winning streak at the WTA Finals.

Rhea Pillai's cricketer-friend threatened me, claims Leander

The ongoing legal dispute between tennis ace Leander Paes and his estranged live-in partner Rhea Pillai has taken a nasty turn with the sportsman alleging her cricketer-friend issued death threats to him and his minor daughter.

Feliciano Lopez confirms Chennai Open participation

World No. 14 Feliciano Lopez confirmed his participation in the 20th edition of the Chennai Open, scheduled to be played at SDAT tennis stadium from January 5-11, 2015.

Murray keeping emotions in check as race to London tightens

Andy Murray admitted that he is prepared for all possibilities as the race for the last handful of spots at the World Tour Finals heats up with less than three weeks left in the season.

Watching Federer play in IPTL will burn a hole in your pocket

With the likes of Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray ready to grace India for the IPTL in December, be ready to shell out the moolah if you want to catch the action live.

Samantha Stosur retains Japan Open title

Big-serving Australian Samantha Stosur retained a title for the first time in her career with a resounding victory over Zarina Diyas in the Japan Women's Open final.
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