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  • Emotional Radwanska wins maiden WTA Finals title

    Emotional Radwanska wins maiden WTA Finals title

    An emotional Agnieszka Radwanska claimed her maiden WTA Finals title with a 6-2 4-6 6-3 victory over Petra Kvitova in an absorbing encounter at the Singapore Indoor Stadium yesterday. Playing a first final in her seventh appearance at the...

  • Federer downs old foe Nadal to take title in Basel

    Roger Federer got the better of old foe Rafa Nadal for the first time in more than three years to win a seventh Basel title 6-3 5-7 6-3 yesterday. Top seed Federer, whose rivalry with Nadal is one of the most storied in tennis history, had not...

  • Kvitova to meet Radwanska for second WTA Finals crown

    Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova will bid for a second WTA Finals crown today when she meets Agnieszka Radwanska, after both players emerged victorious from their semi-final clashes. Kvitova, the WTA Finals winner from 2011, pulled off...

  • Muguruza advances as Kvitova gets timely reprieve

    Garbine Muguruza continued her dream debut at the WTA Finals by completing round robin play with a perfect 3-0 record to advance to the semi-finals after a hard fought 6-4 4-6 7-5 victory over Petra Kvitova yesterday. By topping the White Group,...

  • Spotless Sharapova carries Radwanska into semis

    Spotless Sharapova carries Radwanska into semis

    Maria Sharapova made light of her long injury layoff by advancing to the last four of the WTA Finals with an unbeaten record in round robin play after the Russian breezed past Flavia Pennetta 7-5 6-1 yesterday. The victory also ended the career of...

  • Muguruza wins again as Kvitova opens account

    Muguruza wins again as Kvitova opens account

    Spain's Garbine Muguruza moved to the brink of the WTA Finals last four with a 6-4 6-4 win over Angelique Kerber yesterday after Petra Kvitova opened her account with a 7-5 7-5 victory over fellow Czech Lucie Safarova. Muguruza (2-0) came into the...

  • Sharapova screams past Halep

    Sharapova screams past Halep

    Maria Sharapova continued her mastery of Romania’s Simona Halep with a high quality 6-4 6-4 victory filled with bruising baseline rallies to edge closer to a last four berth at the WTA Finals yesterday. The Russian world number four topped the Red...

  • New WTA chief Simon eyes fundamental calendar changes

    New WTA CEO Steve Simon will make “fundamental” changes to the cramped end-of-year tennis calendar to ensure the best players compete at the flagship WTA Finals after world number one Serena Williams withdrew from this year’s event. The American’s...

  • Halep races to victory as Sharapova wins marathon

    Halep races to victory as Sharapova wins marathon

    Romania’s Simona Halep kicked off her campaign for a maiden WTA Finals title in emphatic fashion with a 6-0 6-3 victory over US Open champion Flavia Pennetta in the first match of the eight-woman season-ending tournament yesterday. While the...

  • Halep and Sharapova drawn together at WTA Finals

    Halep and Sharapova drawn together at WTA Finals

    Top seed Simona Halep was pooled with grand slam winners Maria Sharapova and Flavia Pennetta in a formidable looking Red Group for the end-of-season WTA Finals yesterday. With world number one and defending champion Serena Williams opting out...

  • Dominant Djokovic dispatches Tsonga in the Shanghai final

    Dominant Djokovic dispatches Tsonga in the Shanghai final

    It proved all too easy once again for Novak Djokovic as the world number one continued his frightening dominance of men’s tennis by blitzing past Jo-Wilfried Tsonga to win another Shanghai Masters title yesterday. The Serbian, 10-times a grand...

  • Djokovic mauls Murray in Shanghai

    World number one Novak Djokovic continued his dominance of the Chinese hardcourts by swatting aside a mis-firing Andy Murray 6-1 6-3 to reach the final of the Shanghai Masters yesterday. The Serbian will take on Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the...

  • Nadal trounces Wawrinka

    Nadal trounces Wawrinka

    Former world number one Rafa Nadal (picture) displayed more signs of a return to top form with a ruthless 6-2 6-1 hammering of Stan Wawrinka and was joined by Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray in the Shanghai Masters semi-finals yesterday. World...

  • Easy for Djokovic but Murray claws past Isner

    Easy for Djokovic but Murray claws past Isner

    Novak Djokovic sauntered past Spaniard Feliciano Lopez to reach the quarter-finals of the Shanghai Masters yesterday but Andy Murray had to claw past big-serving American John Isner after losing a first-set tiebreaker. Dominant world number one...

  • Bouchard sues over US Open fall

    Bouchard sues over US Open fall

    Eugenie Bouchard has launched legal action against the United States Tennis Association and USTA National Tennis Center following her fall at the US Open. The 21-year-old Canadian withdrew from the grand slam tournament due to concussion prior to...

  • Asciak dominates

    Asciak dominates

    Matthew Asciak won the national title for the 11th consecutive time as the Gatorade Malta Open was played recently at the Marsa Sports Club. In the final, attended by a sizeable crowd, Asciak prevailed over Benjamin Carlotti 7-6 6-1. He has now...

  • Djokovic sails through as Nadal toils for win

    Novak Djokovic breezed into the third round of the Shanghai Masters with a 6-2 6-1 victory over Martin Klizan yesterday but Ivo Karlovic made sure Rafa Nadal had to work a lot harder. Nadal eventually won through 7-5 6-7 7-6 after two hours and 43...

  • Federer beaten in Shanghai

    Federer beaten in Shanghai

    World number three and defending champion Roger Federer suffered a surprise defeat in the second round of the Shanghai Masters yesterday, losing 7-6 2-6 6-3 to Spanish player Albert Ramos-Vinolas. The Swiss, returning to action after a month off,...

  • Pellicano powers to Euro U-14 title in Italy

    Pellicano powers to Euro U-14 title in Italy

    Young Maltese player Helene Pellicano continued to establish herself on the international scene after winning the Tennis Europe Junior Masters U-14 title at the CT Rocco Polimeni club in Reggio Calabria, Italy, on Sunday. When the line-up for the...

  • Ruthless Djokovic crushes Nadal in China

    World number one Novak Djokovic continued his recent dominance over Rafa Nadal when he beat the Spaniard in the final of the China Open to win the tournament for the sixth time yesterday. The Serbian showed no mercy against the Spaniard, who was...

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