Lucie Safarova shoots down rising Swiss star Belinda Bencic in Tokyo
Lucie Safarova shoots down rising Swiss star Belinda Bencic in Tokyo

Seventh-seeded Lucie Safarova battled back to beat wild card Belinda Bencic 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 Wednesday and reach the Pan Pacific quarter-finals, spoiling the Swiss teenager`s upward momentum this year.

Yuki-Venus shock 10th seeds; Paes-Stepanek march to 2nd round

Wild card entrants Yuki Bhambri and Michael Venus created a big upset by dumping 10th seeded Jean-Julien Rojer and Horia Tecau out of the Australian Open while Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek scored an easy straight sets win, here Friday.

Rutuja, Sowjanya topple seeded opponents to enter last eight

India`s Sowjanya Bavisetti and wild card Rutuja Bhosale toppled seeded opponents to enter the singles quarterfinals in the USD 10,000 Endurance MSLTA ITF women`s tennis championships here Wednesday.

Serena rivalry making me a better player, says Azarenka

Victoria Azarenka thinks her rivalry with Serena Williams is making her a better player and is looking forward to renewing it over the next four weeks at the Brisbane International and the Australian Open.

Rohit Roy to enter `Jhalak Dikhlaa Jaa`

Rohit Roy is set to be the first wild card contestant on dance-reality show `Jhalak Dikhlaa Jaa`.

Wyclef Jean says his Haiti candidacy a `wild card`

Haiti`s electoral council will publish a list of candidates on Friday.