Tennis


Wildcard Azarenka books a place in Tokyo quarters

FORMER world number one Victoria Azarenka thrashed Australian Ashleigh Barty 6-4, 6-2 to reach the Pan Pacific Open quarterfinals yesterday as she seeks a return to the top after giving birth in late ...

September 21, 2018, Friday


Knee injury forces Nadal to miss China tournaments

World number one Rafael Nadal has announced his withdrawal from upcoming tournaments in Beijing and Shanghai due to the right knee injury that forced him to retire from the US Open earlier this month....

September 20, 2018, Thursday


Osaka roars into Tokyo quarters

JAPAN’S Naomi Osaka pulverized Slovak Dominika Cibulkova 6-2, 6-1 to reach the Pan Pacific Open quarterfinals yesterday in her first match since her historic US Open triumph. The 20-year-old, who stunned ...

September 20, 2018, Thursday


Kyrgios ‘pep talk’ umpire suspended

THE US Open umpire criticized for giving Australia’s Nick Kyrgios a pep talk has been hit with a two-week suspension, reports said Tuesday. Swedish official Mohamed Lahyani triggered controversy last ...

September 20, 2018, Thursday


Croatia edges US to set up all European Davis Cup final with France

Croatia will meet France in the Davis Cup final after defeating the United States 3-2 as Borna Coric triumphed in the decisive match in Zadar on Sunday....

September 18, 2018, Tuesday


Hsieh is big in Japan

Chinese Taipei’s Hsieh Su-Wei trounced American qualifier Amanda Anisimova 6-2 6-2 to capture the Japan Women’s Open yesterday....

September 17, 2018, Monday


Why do Chinese men lag behind in tennis world?

With the US Open final between Novak Djokovic and Juan Martin del Potro finally concluded, which saw the Serbian triumph over the Argentine in three sets, it is an opportune time to ask what explains the...

September 15, 2018, Saturday


Osaka not upset over Serena row

Naomi Osaka said yesterday Serena Williams’s row with the umpire during the US Open final had not altered her feelings about winning a Grand Slam, largely because she had no idea how she was supposed to...

September 14, 2018, Friday


Embattled umpire Ramos ‘good’ despite Serena row

UMPIRE Carlos Ramos has made his first public statement since the US Open, saying he was “good” despite the firestorm of controversy that followed his officiating of last weekend’s women’s final between ...

September 13, 2018, Thursday


Zheng ousted in Japan

Amanda Anisimova advanced to the quarterfinals of the Japan Women’s Open by beating seventh-seeded Zheng Saisai 6-1, 6-1 yesterday....

September 13, 2018, Thursday




 

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