IMAGE: USA's Serena Williams plays a backhand in her match against France's Pauline Parmentier on day two of the ASB Classic in Auckland on Tuesday. Photograph: Anthony Au-Yeung/Getty Images World No 2 Serena Williams shook out any cobwebs from four months away from tennis with a 6-3, 6-4 victory over France's Pauline Parmentier in the first round of the Auckland Classic on Tuesday. The 35-year-old had not played a competitive match since she lost to Karolina Pliskova in the semi-finals of the ... Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Half-centuries from opening batsmen Rob Nicol and Glenn Phillips steered Auckland to a seven-wicket win, as they chased down 176 in their Super Smash clash against Otago. Auckland also benefited from handy cameos by Colin de Grandhomme (30 off 14) and Jeet ...ESPN Cricinfo, 1 month ago
Novak Djokovic suffered arguably the biggest defeat of his career when he crashed out of the Australian Open to 117th-ranked Uzbek Denis Istomin on Thursday, extending his mystifying slump in form. With Istomin inspired, the defending champion sent down 72 ...Deccan Herald, 1 month ago
Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams launched their Australian Open campaigns in style on Tuesday as Ivo Karlovic smashed a record 75 aces in an unprecedented 84-game marathon. Djokovic and Williams have both dropped to world number two and faced awkward ...Deccan Herald, 1 month ago
IMAGE: Great Britain's Johanna Konta poses with the winners' trophy after defeating Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska to win the Sydney International at Sydney Olympic Park Tennis Centre in Sydney on Friday. Photograph: Matt King/Getty Images Britain's Johanna Konta overpowered Agnieszka Radwanska 6-4, 6-2 in a one-sided victory in the final of the Sydney International on Friday to claim her second career WTA title. The Sydney-born world number 10 reached the semi-finals at the Australian Open ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
IMAGE: Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut with the Chennai Open trophy on Sunday. Photograph: Chennai Open Roberto Bautista Agut defeated Danill Medvedev to win the Chennai Open on Sunday. The World number 14 subdued the young Russian 6-3, 6–4 to capture his fifth ATP singles title. "I cannot be more happy than now. I played a great tournament," Spaniard Bautista Agut, said during the presentation ceremony."I know it is very difficult to be a top-10 player but my goal is to be a better player ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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