Ramkumar goes out in Kolkata Open quarters

Kolkata, Feb 26 (IANS) — India’s Ramkumar Ramanathan disappointed the audience as he went down fighting to Chinese... (more...)

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Jakupovic reaches Aurangabad Open semis

Aurangabad, Feb 26 (IANS) — Slovakian Dalila Jakupovic entered the semi-finals along with Belgian Marie Benoit, Bulgarian... (more...)

Djokovic, Federer enter Dubai open quarters

Dubai, Feb 26 (IANS) — World No.1 Novak Djokovic and second seed Roger Federer have entered the quarterfinals of the... (more...)

Ramanathan wins, Bhambri knocked out of Kolkata Open

Kolkata, Feb 25 (IANS) — While Ramkumar Ramanathan kept the Indian flag flying high by entering the quarterfinals of... (more...)

Rishika, Bhuvana lose in Aurangabad tennis

Aurangabad, Feb 25 (IANS) — India’s Rishika Sunkara and Bhuvana Kalva were shown the door along with top seed... (more...)

Djokovic enters second round in Dubai open

Dubai, Feb 25 (IANS) — World No.1 Novak Djokovic defeated Canada’s Vasek Pospisil 6-4, 6-4 in the first round... (more...)

Somdev crashes out in first round of Kolkata Open

Kolkata, Feb 24 (IANS) — India’s top tennis ace Somdev Devvarman crashed out in the first round of the Emami... (more...)

Two upsets in Aurangabad tennis

Aurangabad, Feb 24 (IANS) — Britain’s Harriet Dart toppled fourth seeded Thai Varatchaya Wongteanchai while qualifier... (more...)

Czech Republic announces Davis Cup squad

Ostrava (Czech Republic), Feb 24 (IANS) — Czech tennis team captain Jaroslav Navratil announced his squad for the Australia... (more...)

WTA Rankings

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Through Feb. 22 Singles 1. Serena Williams, United States, 9592 2. Maria Sharapova, Russia, 8210 3.... (more...)

Defending champion Bozoljac crashes out of Kolkata Open

Kolkata, Feb 23 (IANS) — Serbian tennis player and defending champion Ilija Bozoljac crashed out on Day 1 of the Kolkata... (more...)

Kalva, Sunkara win in Aurangabad tennis

Aurangabad, Feb 23 (IANS) — Qualifier Bhuvna Kalva and wildcard Rishika Sunkara made it to the second round of the... (more...)

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