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HARD-FOUGHT WIN: Jo-Wilfried Tsonga was stretched to three sets by Philipp Kohlschreiber in the ATP Monte Carlo Masters on Tuesday. File photo
AP HARD-FOUGHT WIN: Jo-Wilfried Tsonga was stretched to three sets by Philipp Kohlschreiber in the ATP Monte Carlo Masters on Tuesday. File photo

Tsonga battles past Kohlschreiber 

Djokovic drubs Montanes; Bopanna-Qureshi overcome Knowle-Pospisil »

ITF Asian junior tennis: Nagal cruises into second round

Local boy Sumit Nagal made a smooth progress to the ITF Asian junior tennis championships second round with a 6-2, 6-3 dismantling of Japanese Shoma Kato here on Tuesday.This was Nagal’s fir... »

French Open prize money goes up to $34.5 million

Prize money at the French Open will rise to more than 25 million euros ($34.5 million) this year, an increase of 3 million euros ($4.1 million) from last year.The men’s and women’s champion... »
Monte Carlo (Monaco), April 15, 2014

Bopanna-Qureshi pair advances to pre-quarters in Monaco

Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-ul-haq Qureshi overcame a stiff resistance from Julian Knowle and Vasek Pospisil before moving to the pre-quarterfinals of the ATP Monte Carlo Rolex Masters, in Monte Carlo... »
NEW DELHI, April 15, 2014

ITF Asian junior tennis: Simran packs off Yijia

Playing her first match in almost three months, Simran Kaur Sethi made light work of seventh seed Yijia Shao from China as she won 6-3, 6-4 in the first round of the ITF Asian junior tennis champi... »
REASON TO SMILE: Prarthana overcame a resolute Eetee in the final. Photo: K.V. Srinivasan
CHENNAI, April 13, 2014

ITF women’s championship: Prarthana Thombare claims title

In keeping with the trend in this year’s K.S. Narayanan memorial ITF women’s championship, the final was a suitably long-drawn, nervy contest decided on thin margins. At the Mayor Radhakris... » 1 comment
CHENNAI, April 11, 2014

A ‘smart’ way to score

At first glance, it appears the chair umpires are fiddling with their phones during matches in the K.S. Narayanan memorial ITF women’s championship. Only later do we find out it’s a ‘Live Scoring... »
Rishika Sunkara's relief is apparent after coming up trumps in a long-drawn match against Swetha Sree Hari on Wednesday. Photo: R. Ragu
CHENNAI, April 10, 2014

ITF women’s championship: Rishika fights her way past Swetha

In the first upset of sorts in this year’s K.S. Narayanan memorial ITF women’s championship, Thailand’s Varunya Wongteanchai breezed past an indisposed Sharrmadaa Baluu 6-1, 6-0 in the second round... »
NEW DELHI, April 9, 2014

Davis Cup: India meets Serbia in play-off for World Group spot

India, on Tuesday, drew top-seed Serbia for the Davis Cup World Group play-off, but the 26-year-old world No. 2 and six-time Grand Slam champion Novak Djokovic may not make the trip for the tie to... » 1 comment
Nidhi Chilumula quickly got over an error-ridden first set to down Sai Samhitha Chamarthi. — PHOTO: R. RAGU
CHENNAI, April 8, 2014

Nidhi Chilumula breezes past Sai Samhitha

Sixth-seeded Nidhi Chilumula notched up a 6-3, 6-4 victory over Sai Samhitha Chamarthi in the first round of the K.S. Narayanan memorial ITF women’s championship at the Mayor Radhakrishnan Stadium... »
CHENNAI, April 7, 2014

ITF women’s tournament from today

The K.S. Narayanan memorial ITF women’s tournament begins here on Monday. The total prize money is $10,000.Prarthana G. Thombare, Natasha Palha, Rishika Sunkara, and Xi-Yao Wang (China) – ra... »
Somdev Devvarman. File photo
Busan, April 6, 2014

Devvarman does it for India

The Indian Davis Cup team entered the World Group play-offs after notching up a historic away triumph over Korea following Somdev Devvarman’s win over Yong-Kyu Lim in the reverse singles of the Gr... » 2 comments
Britain's Andy Murray returns a ball to Italy's Andreas Seppi during a Davis Cup World Group quarterfinal match in Naples, Italy.
NAPLES, Italy, April 5, 2014

Britain levels against Italy in Davis Cup quarters

Andy Murray completed a straight sets victory over Andreas Seppi as Britain levelled the Davis Cup quarterfinal against Italy 1-1 on Saturday. Murray won 6-4, 7-5, 6-3 in more than three... »

Davis Cup: Honours shared on the opening day

Davis Cup: India fancies its chances against Korea

Djokovic beats Nadal to win fourth Miami title

Hat-trick for Lopez-Perez

Williams beats Sharapova for 15th straight time

Yuki out of Davis Cup tie

Ranjeet puts out Poonacha

A celebrity chair umpire at all-India women's open tennis tournament

Federer, Murray to face off with Frenchmen in Miami

Fabio Fognini. File photo
MONACO, April 15, 2014

Fognini, Robredo into Monte Carlo 2nd round

Tenth-seeded Fabio Fognini of Italy and 11th-seeded Tommy Robredo of Spain reached the second round of the Monte Carlo Masters in contrasting fashion on Monday.Fognini was two points away f... »
Berlin, April 14, 2014

Nadal leads ATP rankings

Rafael Nadal maintained first place lead in the men’s tennis rankings ahead of Novak Djokovic into the first clay-court Masters of the season starting on Monday in Monte Carlo.Nadal has 13,... »
Sharrmadaa Baluu and Rishika Sunkara received 12 WTA points each after
winning the doubles. Photo: K. V. Srinivasan
CHENNAI, April 12, 2014

ITF women’s championship: Prarthana to fight it out with Eetee

Top-seeded Prarthana Thombare will meet seventh-seeded Eetee Maheta in the final of the K.S. Narayanan memorial ITF women’s championship at the Mayor Radhakrishnan Stadium on Saturday.In th... »
Nidhi Chilumula was hardly troubled by China’s Xi-Yao Wang in a 6-3, 6-0 win. Photo: K. V. Srinivasan
CHENNAI, April 11, 2014

ITF championship: Prarthana and Natasha enter last four

Things played out pretty much according to script in the quarterfinals of the K.S. Narayanan memorial ITF championship on Thursday.The top two seeds — Prarthana Thombare and Natasha Palha —... »
Mumbai, April 9, 2014

Bhupathi lauds Indian team

Doubles ace player Mahesh Bhupathi expressed happiness over India’s victory against South Korea in the Davis Cup group I Asia/Oceania second round tie at Busan. “It’s very exciti... »
Prarthana Thombare downed Victoria Chehal in straight sets on Tuesday.— PHOTO: R. RAGU
CHENNAI, April 9, 2014

ITF championship: Prarthana brushes aside Chehal’s challenge

Prarthana G. Thombare lived up to her top billing, brushing aside Victoria Chehal’s challenge with a 6-1, 6-2 win in the first round of the K.S. Narayanan memorial ITF women’s championship on Tues... »
Rafael Nadal (right) and Serena Williams. File Photo
Berlin, April 7, 2014

Nadal, Serena retain top spots in tennis rankings

Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams remain at the top in the men’s and women’s tennis rankings issued on Monday by the ATP and the WTA.Nadal has 13,730 points and Novak Djokovic is close behind... »
GENEVA, April 7, 2014

Davis Cup: Federer fires Switzerland into the semifinals

Roger Federer sealed Switzerland’s place in the Davis Cup semifinals when he completed a comeback win over Kazakhstan here on Sunday but Britain’s last-four hopes were trampled into Italian clay i... »
GENEVA, April 6, 2014

Kazakhstan takes the lead in Davis Cup

Visitors Kazakhstan took a 2-1 lead over Switzerland in the Davis Cup quarterfinals as Andrey Golubev and Aleksandr Nedovyesov beat Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka 6-4, 7-6(5), 4-6, 7-6(6) in... »
India's Rohan Bopanna and Saketh Myneni in action during the doubles match against Chinese Taipei, at the Asia Oceania Group I Davis Cup tie at Indore Tennis Club on February 02, 2014. Photo: R. Ragu
Busan (Korea), April 5, 2014

Doubles win gives India the lead in Davis Cup

India stood one win away from securing a berth in the World Group play-offs after Rohan Bopanna and Saketh Myneni defeated Hyung-Taik Lee and Lim Yong-Kyu in the crucial doubles match of their sec... » 1 comment

Somdev wins but Sanam loses as India, Korea share honours

Serena Williams upset in Charleston

Serena beats Li Na for Sony Open title

Portaluri and Renard triumph

Li edges Cibulkova in Sony Open semifinals

Facile win for Lucas Renard

Fatigue forces Ramkumar’s early exit

Vijay Sundar Prashanth advances