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HindustanTimes Fri,29 Aug 2014

Tennis

Djokovic, Murray advance in Toronto

Top-ranked Novak Djokovic edged Gael Monfils 6-2, 6-7 (4), 7-6 (2) on Wednesday in the second round of the Rogers Cup. After a lopsided tiebreaker, Djokovic fist-pumped and yelled at the end of the match that lasted 2 hours, 40 minutes.

Caroline Wozniacki advances in Montreal

Caroline Wozniacki breezed through her second match in a row with a 6-1, 6-2 victory over Klara Koukalova on Wednesday to reach the third round of the Rogers Cup.

Powered-down Bouchard knocked out in Montreal

The Rogers Cup lost power both figuratively and literally on Tuesday with hometown favourite Eugenie Bouchard suffering a second round defeat to American qualifier Shelby Rogers.

Serena, Agassi to play in Singapore IPTL leg from December

Serena Williams and Andre Agassi will turn up for their IPTL franchise Singapore 'Slammers' during their home leg matches against UAE Royals, Team Manila and Indian Aces at the Singapore Indoor Stadium (SIS) between December 2-4.

Murray happy to plan ahead with Mauresmo

Andy Murray returns to action for the first time since surrendering his Wimbledon crown this week, insisting his coaching liaison with Amelie Mauresmo is long-term.

Serena storms past Petkovic into Stanford final

Serena Williams stormed into the final of the WTA hardcourt tournament at Stanford on Saturday, winning the last eight games of a 7-5, 6-0 victory over Andrea Petkovic.

Pospisil, Raonic to meet in 1st all-Canada final

Setting up the first all-Canadian final on the men's tennis tour, 13th-seeded Vasek Pospisil edged sixth-seeded Richard Gasquet of France 6-7 (5), 6-3, 7-5 on Saturday night at the Citi Open, where he'll face Milos Raonic for the title.

AITA picks lower-ranked players for Asiad, courts row

The senior selection committee of the All India Tennis Association named Sanam Singh (world No 400) and Saketh Myneni (world No 416) in the six-member squad, ignoring three higher ranked players.

Paes, Sania to lead Indian challenge at Asian Games

Indian selectors reposed faith in Leander Paes as the 40-year-old veteran was on Saturday included in the Asian Games squad along with established stars Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna.

Venus topples birthday girl Azarenka at Stanford WTA event

Seven-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams ousted fourth-seeded birthday girl Victoria Azarenka in straight sets Thursday to reach the quarter-finals of the WTA hardcourt tournament at Stanford.

Nishikori fights into ATP showdown with Gasquet

Japan's Kei Nishikori battled through a second challenging three-set test on Thursday to reach an ATP Washington Open quarter-final against a foe he has never beaten, Frenchman Richard Gasquet.

Washington Open: Raonic ousts Hewitt, giant-killer Johnson next

Wimbledon semi-finalist Milos Raonic reached the quarter-finals of the ATP and WTA Washington Open with a 7-6 (7/1), 7-6 (7/3) victory Thursday over Australian Lleyton Hewitt.

Video: Sabine Lisicki fires fastest ever serve at a WTA event

German Sabine Lisicki fired the fastest serve ever recorded at a WTA event on Tuesday, unleashing a 210.8 kph (131 mph) bomb in her first round loss to Ana Ivanovic at the Stanford Classic.

Wimbledon semi-finalist Dimitrov pulls out with flu

Ninth-ranked Grigor Dimitrov, coming off a Wimbledon semi-final run, pulled out of next week's ATP Washington Open after doctors diagnosed him on Sunday with the flu and a sinus infection.

Sania breaks down, asks why she has to 'assert Indianness'

Indian tennis star Sania Mirza broke down on Friday during an interview to a TV news channel, saying she did not deserve to have to prove her 'Indianness' repeatedly.
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