Gupta loses to Iturrizaga in Dubai finale

Grandmaster and former world junior champion Abhijeet Gupta missed out on a podium finish after losing to Eduardo Iturrizaga of Venezuela in the 9th and final round of 16th Dubai International open chess tournament that concluded here.

Roger Federer hoping to come `back to best` after stunning Djokovic in Dubai Open

Swiss tennis ace Roger Federer is reportedly hoping to come back to his best after ending top-seeded Novak Djokovic`s defence of the Dubai Open title by beating him for the first time in 18 months on Friday.

Brilliant Federer stuns Djokovic in Dubai

Roger Federer showed an enterprising new side to his game as he beat Novak Djokovic for the first time in 18 months and ended the top seed`s defence of the Dubai Open title.

Novak Djokovic given an open road into semi-finals

Novak Djokovic advanced to the semi-finals of the Dubai Open more quickly than he would have wished when his opponent, Mikhail Youzhny, was taken ill and withdrew on Thursday.

Federer pushed to the limit by canny Stepanek

Former men`s world number one Roger Federer had to dig deep to progress to the quarter-finals of the Dubai Open on Wednesday eventually beating fellow veteran Radek Stepanek of the Czech Republic 6-2, 6-7 (4/7) 6-3 in their second round clash.

Dubai Open: Federer serves up hot starter

Grand Slam record-holder Roger Federer began the second phase of what he hopes will be a revival of his fortunes by racing into the second round of the Dubai Open.

Federer in Dubai to show revival is real

Roger Federer`s performance in reaching the semi-final of the Australian Open last month is the first step in a mini-revival of tennis` great legend. This week could see the second.

Venus brings all-Williams final closer

Venus Williams reached only her second final in 16 months and brought closer the possibility of an all-Williams sisters final for the first time in more than four years when winning her Dubai Open semi-final today.

Ivanovic in awe of Venus Williams

Venus Williams is close to her best again, according to Ana Ivanovic, the former world number one from Serbia, who managed to take only three games off the seven times former Grand Slam winner at the Dubai Open on Wednesday.

Spaniard dashes Kvitova`s hopes of retaining title

Petra Kvitova, who is trying to work her way back into the top three after illness and injury, suffered a blow when the defence of her Dubai Open title lasted no more than one match on Wednesday.

Caroline Wozniacki inspired by forthcoming wedding

Caroline Wozniacki admitted that she was being inspired by the imminence of her wedding to Rory McIlroy after bringing about a great survival in the first round of the Dubai Open.

Serena aims to dispel anxieties in Dubai

Serena Williams` bid to extend her phenomenal career into her 33rd year will take a tentative but crucial step forward when she unexpectedly lines up at the head of the field for the Dubai Open which starts on Monday.

Venus believes she can still deliver

Venus Williams, without a title in 16 months and beaten here as early as the second round, believes she still has what it takes to succeed at the highest level - and has the desire to prove it.

Bhupathi-Llodra in quarters of Dubai ATP event

Mahesh Bhupathi and Michael Llodra advanced to the quarter-finals of the ATP Dubai Tennis championships with a straight-sets win over Serbian pair of Janko Tipsarevic and Viktor Troicki, here.

Djokovic, Federer advance into Dubai quarters

Defending champion Roger Federer and Serbian Novak Djokovic moved into the quarterfinals of the Dubai Championships on Wednesday with straight set victories.

Jaziri loses to Federer in Dubai

Tunisia`s Malek Jaziri went down in a fight against second-seeded Roger Federer of Switzerland in three sets in the Dubai International Championship.

Somdev Devvarman beats Igor Kunitsyn in Dubai first round

India`s Somdev Devvarman beat Russian Igor Kunitsyn for the first time in four meetings when he easily won his first round at the Dubai Duty Free tennis championships.

Sania combines with Bethanie to win Dubai tennis title

India`s Sania Mirza today clinched her second doubles title of the season after she combined with partner Bethanie Mattek-Sands to defeat Nadia Petrova and Katarina Srebotnik in the title clash of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, here.

Negi makes a blunder to go down to Chanda in Dubai Open

Grandmaster Parimarjan Negi blundered and went down to Sandipan Chanda from a position of strength in the penultimate round of the 14th Dubai International Open chess tournament here.

Kore holds Van Wely in Dubai Open

Grandmaster norm holder Akshayraj Kore showed character and fighting skills as he held second seed Grandmaster Loek Van Wely of Holland to a draw in the second round of the 14th Dubai International Chess Open here.