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Halep labors in rain-affected tie

THE women’s draw took a beating on Wednesday in Cincinnati, where world number one Simona Halep’s was still battling when rain halted play. The top-seeded Romanian stood 4-6, 6-3, 3-3 against Australian ...

August 17, 2018, Friday


Federer takes a step toward 8th Cincinnati title

ROGER Federer began his US Open preparation with a quick 6-4, 6-4 defeat of Peter Gojowczyk in his first ATP Cincinnati Masters appearance since 2015. The 20-time Grand Slam champion, who turned 37 last ...

August 16, 2018, Thursday


Serena bounces back to cruise in Cincinnati opener

SERENA Williams re-established her customary superiority, hammering Daria Gavrilova 6-1, 6-2 to reach the second round of the Cincinnati Masters on Monday. The 23-time Grand Slam champion showed full ...

August 15, 2018, Wednesday


Borg’s son scoops crown

Leo Borg, the 15-year-old son of tennis legend Bjorn Borg, looks to be following in his father’s footsteps, claiming the Swedish under-16 outdoor championship at the weekend....

August 14, 2018, Tuesday


Nadal secures 80th title in Toronto

RAFAEL Nadal held off a late surge from birthday boy Stefanos Tsitsipas to claim the 80th title of his career with victory at the Toronto Masters on Sunday. Nadal overcame a second set fightback from ...

August 14, 2018, Tuesday


Pliskova, Kerber exit in Montreal

THE punishing serve that propelled Karolina Pliskova to the top of the tennis world last year proved ineffective against Kiki Bertens at the Rogers Cup in Montreal on Wednesday as the Dutchwoman cruised ...

August 10, 2018, Friday


Peng banned 6 months for doubles coercion attempt

China’s Peng Shuai has been banned for six months for breaching the sport’s anti-corruption program by attempting to change her Wimbledon doubles partner through coercion last year after the sign-in d...

August 10, 2018, Friday


Home favorite Bouchard tumbles

THE vocal support of the home crowd was not enough to carry Canadian Eugenie Bouchard into the second round of the Rogers Cup in Montreal on Tuesday as she fell 2-6, 4-6 to Belgian Elise Mertens. Mertens, ...

August 9, 2018, Thursday


Raonic advances as Sock ousted

CANADIAN Milos Raonic made good use of his booming serves to oust 10th-seeded Belgian David Goffin in the first round of the Rogers Cup on Monday. Playing in front of fellow Canadians in Toronto, Raonic ...

August 8, 2018, Wednesday


Serena struggling with ‘postpartum emotions’

SERENA Williams was in a “funk” last week because she felt her hectic schedule was not leaving her enough time to care for her 11-month-old daughter, the 23-time grand slam champion said in a social media ...

August 8, 2018, Wednesday




 

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