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Favourites eliminated in first round of Rio Open

Rio de Janeiro, Feb 20 (IANS) Canadian tennis player Felix Auger-Aliassime advanced to the second round of the Rio de Janeiro Open after winning 6-2, 6-3 against second seed Fabio Fognini of Italy. The 18-year-old…

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Rain washes out first day of Rio Open

Rio De Janeiro, Feb 19 (IANS) The first day of play at the Rio Open was suspended without a completed match because of heavy rain. Only two matches got underway on Monday evening on the…




Schwartzman advances to Argentina Open final

Buenos Aires, Feb 17 (IANS) Home favourite Diego Schwartzman reached the final of the Argentina Open by coming from behind to defeat top seed and defending champion Dominic Thiem. Austrian world No. 8 Thiem took…


Defending champ Thiem in Argentina Open quarters

Buenos Aires, Feb 15 (IANS) Defending champion Dominic Thiem of Austria advanced to the Argentina Open quarterfinals after the top seed defeated Germany’s Maximilian Marterer 6-4, 6-4. Thiem, the favourite to retain the title, continued…


Wozniacki pulls out of Qatar Open

Abu Dhabi, Feb 12 (IANS) Former world No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki has opted to skip the Qatar Open due to injury, tournament organisers announced, in Doha on Tuesday. Two others too pulled out from the…


Naomi Osaka ends partnership with coach Bajin

Tokyo, Feb 12 (IANS) World No.1 tennis player Naomi Osaka has parted ways with coach Sascha Bajin, the 21-year-old announced on her social media. “Hey everyone, I will no longer be working together with Sascha….


Djokovic leads ATP rankings

London, Feb 11 (IANS) Serbian Novak Djokovic stayed on top of the ATP rankings issued on Monday after being crowned at the 2019 Australian Open. Following are the latest ATP men’s tennis rankings with an…


Osaka tops WTA rankings

London, Feb 11 (IANS) Australian Open champion Naomi Osaka of Japan led the WTA women’s tennis rankings, issued on Monday with no changes in the top 10, reports Xinhua news agency. Here is the latest…






Colombia clinch Davis Cup finals spot

Bogota, Feb 3 (IANS) Colombia secured a berth in the Davis Cup finals by completing a 4-0 rout of Sweden in their qualifier here. Having taken a 2-0 lead after Friday’s singles matches, the hosts…