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Dubai Tennis Championship: Roger Federer off with a bang in bid for record 8th title

Dubai Tennis Championship: Roger Federer off with a bang in bid for record 8th title

Federer is playing the event for the 13th time, improving to 48-5 in the emirate where he keeps a training base. Federer won his 11th match since losing to Tomas Berdych in the 2013 semi-finals.

No coach, no problem as Jo-Wilfried Tsonga wins first career title at Rotterdam World Tennis tournament No coach, no problem as Jo-Wilfried Tsonga wins first career title at Rotterdam World Tennis tournament

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga shrugged off the absence of his coach to defeat David Goffin 4-6, 6-4, 6-1 on Sunday and earn a first career title at the Rotterdam World Tennis tournament.

Top seed Kei Nishikori storms into Buenos Aires final after hard-fought win over Carlos Berlocq Top seed Kei Nishikori storms into Buenos Aires final after hard-fought win over Carlos Berlocq

The 27-year-old will be chasing his 12th career title on Sunday and third on clay after triumphs in Barcelona in 2014 and 2015.

Rotterdam Open: Jo-Wilfried Tsonga beat Tomas Berdych in straight sets; faces David Goffin in final Rotterdam Open: Jo-Wilfried Tsonga beat Tomas Berdych in straight sets; faces David Goffin in final

The French sixth seed will compete for his first title at the Ahoy stadium after finishing runner-up six years ago.

Karolina Pliskova wins second title of the year; defeats Caroline Wozniacki to clinch Qatar Open Karolina Pliskova wins second title of the year; defeats Caroline Wozniacki to clinch Qatar Open

The 24-year-old Czech, seeded number two, took just under an hour and 20 minutes to end the former world number one`s hopes of a first success of 2017, breaking the Dane`s serve in the opening game and rarely looking back.

Qatar Open: Sania Mirza-Barbora Strycova crash out of Doha open after suffering loss in semis Qatar Open: Sania Mirza-Barbora Strycova crash out of Doha open after suffering loss in semis

Mirza and Strycova defeat at the hands of USA`s Abigail Spears and Slovenia`s Katarina Srebotnik in a thrilling last-four clash that lasted an hour and 10 minutes.

Rotterdam Open: Tomas Berdych crushes Martin Klizan in quarter-finals; to meet Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in semis Rotterdam Open: Tomas Berdych crushes Martin Klizan in quarter-finals; to meet Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in semis

Berdych has now reached the semi-finals in Rotterdam for a fourth time after also finishing runner-up to Stan Wawrinka in 2015.

Qatar Open: Karolina Pliskova, Caroline Wozniacki to meet in Doha final after longest day Qatar Open: Karolina Pliskova, Caroline Wozniacki to meet in Doha final after longest day

The pair have met three times before, with Wozniacki winning on every occasion. However they have not met since 2014.

Qatar Open: Angelique Kerber crashes out of Doha after losing to Russia's Daria Kasatkina Qatar Open: Angelique Kerber crashes out of Doha after losing to Russia's Daria Kasatkina

It was the second time this year that Kerber has lost to the 19-year-old Russian, after at the Sydney International last month.

Rotterdam Open: Top seed Marin Cilic defeats Borna Coric, advances into quarter-finals Rotterdam Open: Top seed Marin Cilic defeats Borna Coric, advances into quarter-finals

Cilic, who had just one victory this year going into the Ahoy stadium tournament, improved to a perfect 3-0 over Coric.

Tax evasion case: Sania Mirza clears the air, says Telangana government gave her Rs 1 cr as 'incentive' Tax evasion case: Sania Mirza clears the air, says Telangana government gave her Rs 1 cr as 'incentive'

In July 2014, the Telangana government had announced that Sania would be the state's Brand Ambassador, and gave her Rs one crore towards preparations for major tournaments

John Isner fires 26 aces to beat Yoshihito Nishioka at Memphis Open John Isner fires 26 aces to beat Yoshihito Nishioka at Memphis Open

Isner defeats Japan`s Yoshihito Nishioka 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 to advance to the ATP Memphis Open quarter-finals.

Eugenie Bouchard finally goes on blind date with John Goehrke after losing Super Bowl bet Eugenie Bouchard finally goes on blind date with John Goehrke after losing Super Bowl bet

The two went on to see a Brooklyn Nets NBA home game against Milwaukee.

Roger Federer stole SABR shot from me, jokes Nick Kyrgios Roger Federer stole SABR shot from me, jokes Nick Kyrgios

SABR is a strategic stroke where the opponent charges towards the service box from the baseline, against his opponent's second serve, to create some pressure.

Maria Sharapova deserves a second chance after paying her dues: Boris Becker Maria Sharapova deserves a second chance after paying her dues: Boris Becker

Becker, a three-times Wimbledon champion, said it was right that Sharapova was allowed to return to the sport and hopes her comeback will not cause problems in the locker room.

Sania Mirza unlikely to appear before authorities in person, for service tax evasion case Sania Mirza unlikely to appear before authorities in person, for service tax evasion case

According to the sources, Sania is due for payment of Service Tax on the amount of Rs one crore.