Dubai Open

Dubai Open: Roger Federer crashes out after falling to world 116 Evgeny Donskoy in a shocker

Dubai Open: Roger Federer crashes out after falling to world 116 Evgeny Donskoy in a shocker

Federer, 35, who lifted his 18th Grand Slam title at the Australian Open in January, had match points in the second set tiebreak and also led 5-1 in the third-set breaker.

Mar 02, 2017, 09:29 AM IST
Dubai Open: 3rd seeds Sania Mirza, Barbora Strycova lose to Ekaterina Makarova, Elena Vesnina in semis

Dubai Open: 3rd seeds Sania Mirza, Barbora Strycova lose to Ekaterina Makarova, Elena Vesnina in semis

The third seeds were beaten by the second seeded Russian pair of Ekaterina Makarova, Elena Vesnina 4-6, 3-6 in one hour 17 minutes

Feb 24, 2017, 18:07 PM IST
Roger Federer: Back in action, Swiss legend turns Spiderman during training!

Roger Federer: Back in action, Swiss legend turns Spiderman during training!

Federer, who underwent arthroscopic knee surgery, said that he felt great to be training once again.

Feb 24, 2016, 14:54 PM IST
Roger Federer lauds rivalry with Novak Djokovic after 20th win

Roger Federer lauds rivalry with Novak Djokovic after 20th win

Roger Federer rates his rivalry with Novak Djokovic as highly as his duels with Rafa Nadal, the Swiss said after beating the Serb to win a seventh Dubai title on Saturday.

Mar 01, 2015, 12:20 PM IST
Roger Federer stuns Novak Djokovic to win Dubai Open

Roger Federer stuns Novak Djokovic to win Dubai Open

Roger Federer scored the 84th title win of his career, kept his nose in front in his personal rivalry with Novak Djokovic, and equalled his best achievement at any tournament by winning the Dubai Open for the seventh time.

Feb 28, 2015, 22:40 PM IST
Novak Djokovic earns Dubai showdown with Roger Federer

Novak Djokovic earns Dubai showdown with Roger Federer

Novak Djokovic defeated Tomas Berdych in three sets in the Dubai Open on Friday to earn a shot at his 50th title and an opportunity to atone for last year`s loss to Roger Federer.

Feb 28, 2015, 09:24 AM IST
 Andy Murray believes grass court changes can bring more success

Andy Murray believes grass court changes can bring more success

Andy Murray believes his chances of reprising his historic 2013 Wimbledon triumph may have been helped by long awaited changes in the grass court calendar.

Feb 26, 2015, 20:09 PM IST
Andy Murray breezes into Dubai Open quarter-finals

Andy Murray breezes into Dubai Open quarter-finals

Andy Murray scored his most one-sided victory for eight months and his easiest win over a top 50 player for nearly six years when he trounced Joao Sousa, the Portuguese number one, 6-0, 6-2.

Feb 25, 2015, 21:45 PM IST
Novak Djokovic enters second round in Dubai open

Novak Djokovic enters second round in Dubai open

World No.1 Novak Djokovic defeated Canada's Vasek Pospisil 6-4, 6-4 in the first round of this year's Dubai duty free tennis championships here.

Feb 25, 2015, 14:02 PM IST
Dubai Open: Novak Djokovic begins bid for 50th title

Dubai Open: Novak Djokovic begins bid for 50th title

Novak Djokovic returned to the tour after his historic triumph in Melbourne by beginning a bid for his 50th title with a surprisingly testing 6-4, 6-4 win over Canadian Vacek Pospisil.

Feb 24, 2015, 23:51 PM IST
Andy Murray celebrates climb with a win

Andy Murray celebrates climb with a win

Andy Murray followed his climb above Rafael Nadal to world number three with a chequered but foundation-laying straight-sets win over Gilles Muller to begin his bid to win the Dubai Open title.

Feb 24, 2015, 22:04 PM IST
Roger Federer sorry for India `bleed blue` upset

Roger Federer sorry for India `bleed blue` upset

Roger Federer has apologised for getting caught up in the bitter rivalry between Indian and Pakistani cricket fans after he was pictured admiring the blue shirt of World Cup champions India in a marketing photo-shoot.

Feb 23, 2015, 14:01 PM IST
Simona Halep makes it a Gulf double for tenth WTA title

Simona Halep makes it a Gulf double for tenth WTA title

Top-seeded Simona Halep earned the tenth title of her career and made herself a double champion in the Arabian Gulf by capturing the Dubai Open with a tenacious and skilful 6-4, 7-6 (7/4) win over Karolina Pliskova on Saturday.

Feb 21, 2015, 22:53 PM IST
New star Karolina Pliskova reaches her biggest final

New star Karolina Pliskova reaches her biggest final

Karolina Pliskova, the steep-serving 22-year-old from Prague who last month became the youngest player in the current top 20, reached the biggest final of her career with her third outstanding win at the Dubai Open.

Feb 20, 2015, 23:32 PM IST
Pliskova, Mugoroza surf new wave in Dubai

Pliskova, Mugoroza surf new wave in Dubai

Karolina Pliskova, the striking 22-year-old who is part of a new wave on the women`s tour, upset the seedings for a second time at the Dubai Open to reach the semi-finals on Thursday.​

Feb 19, 2015, 20:31 PM IST
Venus Williams and Petra ​Kvitova head pile of scattered seeds in Dubai

Venus Williams and Petra ​Kvitova head pile of scattered seeds in Dubai

Titleholder Venus Williams and Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova headed a long list of seeds blown away on Wednesday at the  Dubai Open.

Feb 19, 2015, 01:48 AM IST
Venus Williams suffers first Dubai defeat in a decade

Venus Williams suffers first Dubai defeat in a decade

Venus Williams lost her title and an unbeaten record stretching back a decade when she subsided to a 6-4, 6-2 third round Dubai Open defeat against Lucie Safarova

Feb 18, 2015, 20:22 PM IST
Peng Shuai loses to Tsvetana Pironkova in Dubai Open tennis

Peng Shuai loses to Tsvetana Pironkova in Dubai Open tennis

Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai lost in a neck-and-neck match against Bulgarian Tsvetana Pironkova in the second round of the women's annual Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships here.

Feb 18, 2015, 15:47 PM IST
Caroline Wozniacki and Petra Kvitova get out of jail in Dubai

Caroline Wozniacki and Petra Kvitova get out of jail in Dubai

Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova and former world number one Caroline Wozniacki both escaped from trouble when it seemed they might be on their way out of the Dubai Open on Tuesday.

Feb 18, 2015, 15:31 PM IST
Venus Williams outshines new star in title defence opener at Dubai Open

Venus Williams outshines new star in title defence opener at Dubai Open

Venus Williams, who could return to the world`s top ten for the first time in four years if she makes a successful defence of the Dubai Open title this week, began the journey with a 6-1, 6-2 rout of highly-regarded Swiss teenager Belinda Bencic on Monday.

Feb 17, 2015, 16:46 PM IST