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Monfils storms to Qatar title

DOHA: France’s Gael Monfils won the Qatar Open final in straight sets on Saturday, brushing aside Russia’s Andrey Rublev in a one-sided final, 6-2, 6-3. It was the Frenchman’s first Qatar title despite having played in three previous finals and he is the first wildcard to ...

Fourth-time lucky Monfils storms to Qatar title

DOHA: France’s Gael Monfils won the Qatar Open final in straight sets on Saturday, brushing aside Russia’s Andrey Rublev in a one-sided final, 6-2, 6-3. It was the Frenchman’s first Qatar title despite having played in three previous finals and he is the first wildcard to...

Chung powers into Next Gen semi-finals

The 54th-ranked Chung made it two wins out of two in the round robin format being used in the inaugural edition of the under-21 version of the ATP Tour finals. Chung beat Russia's Andrey Rublev 4-0, 4-1, 4-3 (7/1) in their Group A match a day after rallying from a set down to ge...

Ruthless Rafael Nadal thrashes teen to reach US Open semifinals

World No 1 Rafael Nadal has provided Russian teenager Andrey Rublev with a tennis lesson, racing into the semifinals of the US Open with a ruthless 6-1 6-2 6-2 win. The 19-year-old, who grew up idolising Nadal and had the Spaniard's poster pinned up on his bedroom wall, was sm...

Venus Williams to sister Serena following Wimbledon loss: 'I tried my best'

LONDON — Venus Williams nearly broke a record Saturday to become the oldest women's Grand Slam winner in the Open era, but lost her chance to clinch a sixth Wimbledon title to Spain's Garbiñe ...

Ranking: McEnroe Bombs Serena

Serena Williams would struggle to be in the world’s top 700 if she was on the men’s circuit, according to seven-time Grand Slam champion John McEnroe. And Dmitry Tursunov, the male player, ra...

Kerber says top ranking weighs, but ready for grass season

Kerber says top ranking weighs, but ready for grass season News 26 Jun 2017, 21:44 IST Tennis - ...

Maria Sharipova talks about tenacity and the Southland’s tennis scene

Maria Sharapova, the U.S. Open, Australian Open and Wimbledon-winning tennis veteran, is known for her high-profile advertising endorsements, making her one of the wealthiest female athletes in h...

Sharapova to play Wimbledon qualification rounds

Maria Sharapova is to compete in the qualification rounds for Wimbledon 2017 a tournament she won in 2004. The Russian is returning to tennis following a 15-month doping ban. She was refused a ...

Federer stunned by world 116 Donskoy in Dubai

Roger Federer squandered three match points and fell to a shock 3-6, 7-6 (9/7), 7-6 (7/5) defeat to Russian world number 116 Evgeny Donskoy in Dubai on Wednesday. Former world No 1 Federer, 35, ...

Federer upset by qualifier Donskoy in Dubai, Murray wins

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) Roger Federer squandered three match points in a shock 3-6, 7-6 (7), 7-6 (5) second round loss to Russian qualifier Evgeny Donskoy at the Dubai Tennis Championshi...

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