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  • Monfils beats Rublev to win Doha title

    Doha: Given a wildcard following his return from a four-month injury-layoff, Frenchman Gael Monfils made full use of the opportunity by annexing the Qatar Open tennis title with a comprehensive 6-2, 6-3 win over Andrey Rublev of Russia. Monfils' win on Saturday night was his seventh...

  • Serena to be back on court after maternity leave

    New York: American tennis idol Serena Williams will soon return to action after almost a year of absence due to maternity leave. The 23-time Grand Slam champion will participate in the Mubadala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi on December 30 against French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko of...

  • Former Wimbledon champ Jana Novotna passes away

    Prague: Former Wimbledon champion Jana Novotna passed away at her home in the Czech Republic on Monday following a long battle with cancer. She was 49. Novotna won the 1998 women's singles at Wimbledon, beating Nathalie Tauziat in the final, to then become the oldest first-time...

  • Nadal thrashes Kyrgios, wins 2nd China Open title

    Beijing: Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal on Sunday got the better of Australian Nick Kyrgios and beat him 6-2, 6-1 to clinch the China Open title for the second time in his career.Nadal, world No.1, saved all four break points he faced and broke Kyrgios's serve several times to win the match...

  • Caroline Garcia stuns Halep at China Open final

    Beijing: French tennis player Caroline Garcia on Sunday defeated Romanian Simona Halep 6-4, 7-6 (7-3) at the China Open final to earn her second title within eight days.Hours after securing the top spot on the WTA, Halep paid for the unforced errors she made in the important moments of a match that...

  • Hockey: Six new players included for Europe tour

    New Delhi: As many as six youngsters have been included in the 18-member Indian mens team for the tour of Belgium and Netherlands that is slated to begin from August 9. Apart from goalkeeper Suraj Karkera, junior World Cup stars Varun Kumar, Dipsan Tirkey, Nilakanta Sharma, Gurjant Singh and...

  • Ramanathan's win over Thiem a great achievement: Jaidip Mukherjea

    Kolkata: Former Davis Cup winner and India's non-playing captain Jaidip Mukherjea on Wednesday lavished praise on India's top singles player Ramkumar Ramanathan, saying his victory over world No 8 Dominic Thiem is a great achievement. Ramanathan, ranked 222nd, on Tuesday pulled off a straight...

  • Shuttler Prannoy stuns defending champion to enter Indonesia Open quarters

    Jakarta: Indian shuttler H.S. Prannoy stunned defending champion Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia to enter the quarter-finals of the Indonesia Open Superseries Premier badminton tournament here on Thursday.The unseeded Prannoy outplayed top seed Wei 21-10, 21-18 in a match which lasted around 40 minutes,...

  • Singapore win turning point for my career: Sai Praneeth

    By Mohammed Shafeeq Hyderabad: B. Sai Praneeth, the latest among Indian shuttlers to make their mark in the international arena by winning his maiden Super Series title, believes that this could be a turning point for his career.He won the Singapore Open on Sunday by defeating Kadambi...

  • Good performance will automatically improve ranking: Sindhu

    By Mohammed Shafeeq Hyderabad: India's star shuttler P.V. Sindhu is focusing on coming championships and aims to give her best to achieve her ultimate goal -- becoming World No. 1.After winning the Indian Open Superseries early this month, she was almost there, with a career-best ranking of...

  • Sindhu storms into Olympics final

    Submitted by Editor on Thu, 2016-08-18 22:36 Indian shuttler PV Sindhu in action during her women's singles badminton match against China's Wang Yihan at the Rio Olympics in Rio de Janeiro on Aug. 17, 2016Rio de Janeiro: India's P.V. Sindhu thumped Nozomi Okuhara of Japan to enter the...

  • Jayaram back in top 20 shuttlers; Srikanth, Saina, Sindhu static

    Submitted by alvin on Thu, 2016-07-14 19:39 Kuala Lumpur: Promising shuttler Ajay Jayaram's semi-final finish at the recently-concluded US Open Grand Prix Gold helped him rise two places to be back in top 20 in men's singles of the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings...