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HindustanTimes Thu,28 Aug 2014

Tennis

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.

Top seed Cirstea falls, Svitolina advances in Baku

Top-seeded Sorana Cirstea of Romania took a 6-1, 6-1, 50-minute beating from Stefanie Voegele of Switzerland in the Baku Cup second round on Thursday.

Querrey ousted at Atlanta Open, Istomin also departs

Big serving American Sam Querrey was bounced out of the Atlanta Open in the second round on Wednesday by Israel's Dudi Sela 6-2 6-4.

Wimbledon doubles champion Sock advances at Atlanta Open

Rising US talent Jack Sock eased past Colombian Alejandro Gonzalez 6-2 6-4 but Uzbek Denis Istomin put a dent in the large home field in the first round of the Atlanta Open on Tuesday.

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