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Sydney International: Ekaterina Makarova defeats Jelena Ostapenko in the first round

Makarova, who reached the Australian Open semi-finals after stunning Serena Williams three years ago, rode an early break for a 5-3 lead and, even though her Latvian opponent got back to 5-5, raced away with the first set tiebreak.

Jan 07, 2018, 15:45 PM IST

Auckland Classic: Julia Goerges stuns Caroline Wozniacki in final

Goerges needed her booming serve to save break points at 2-1 and 3-2 before Wozniacki finally broke through to level at 4-4, sending the set into a tie-break which went to the German.

Jan 07, 2018, 14:22 PM IST

Qatar Open: Fourth-time lucky Gael Monfils beats Andrey Rublev to win title

It was the Frenchman's first Qatar title despite having played in three previous finals, stretching back more than a decade, and he is the first wildcard to win in Doha since compatriot Nicolas Escude triumphed back in 2004.

Jan 07, 2018, 12:54 PM IST

Simona Halep fires Australian Open warning with Shenzhen title

The 26-year-old Halep is guaranteed top seeding for the Australian Open, the season`s first Grand Slam, which begins in Melbourne on January 15.

Jan 06, 2018, 18:40 PM IST

Brisbane International: Elina Svitolina wins title, sends Australian Open warning

Svitolina ranked sixth in the world, fired 10 aces and never faced a breakpoint on the way to a 10th career tour title.

Jan 06, 2018, 17:38 PM IST

Tata Open Maharashtra: Kevin Anderson to meet Gilles Simon in final

World no. 14 Kevin Anderson advanced to the finals of the tournament after he defeated France's Benoit Paire in the second semifinal of the tournament held at the Mhalunge Balewadi Stadium.

Jan 06, 2018, 15:38 PM IST

Brisbane International: Nick Kyrgios battles past Grigor Dimitrov, to set up a final against Ryan Harrison

The 22-year-old Kyrgios was dominant on serve, hitting 19 aces and winning 82 percent of his first-serve points, and broke Dimitrov in the seventh game of the final set to claim his first victory over the Bulgarian in three meetings.

Jan 06, 2018, 15:22 PM IST

Tata Open Maharashtra: Yuki Bhambri, Divij Sharan lose in doubles semifinal

The unseeded Indians lost 4-6, 6-7 (2) to the French pair of Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Gilles Simon, squandering as many as eight breakpoint chances in the second set and 11 overall.

Jan 06, 2018, 13:39 PM IST

Qatar Open: Gael Monfils to face Andrey Rublev in final

Monfils will be appearing in his fourth Doha title match having lost all the previous three.

Jan 06, 2018, 13:30 PM IST

Auckland Classic: Caroline Wozniacki survives scare to face Julia Goerges in final

While second-seed Goerges progressed comfortably, winning both her matches in straight sets, Wozniacki found herself a set down in her quarter-final against 19-year-old American Sofia Kenin. But she regrouped to beat Kenin 4-6, 6-2, 6-4 then overcame another patchy start to beat Sachia Vickery 6-4, 6-4 in the semis.

Jan 06, 2018, 13:24 PM IST

Hopman Cup: Angelique Kerber helps Germany set up Hopman Cup final against Switzerland

Former world number one Kerber made short work of Gavrilova, beating the Australian 6-1 6-2 to give Germany the upper hand.

Jan 06, 2018, 11:52 AM IST

Brisbane International: Grigor Dimitrov downs injured Kyle Edmund to reach semi-finals

Dimitrov was on court for almost two-and-a-half hours before finally subduing the British number two, who was right in the contest until he hurt his ankle with the score at 4-4 in the third set.

Jan 05, 2018, 19:04 PM IST

Shenzhen Open: Katerina Siniakova tames Maria Sharapova, faces Simona Halep in final

A stinging backhand down the line gave Siniakova a decisive break in the final set and the sixth seed hung on to close out the match in just under two hours.

Jan 05, 2018, 17:17 PM IST

Reigning champion Serena Williams pulls out of Australian Open

The 36-year-old was eight weeks pregnant last year when the American triumphed for the seventh time at Melbourne Park to claim an Open-era record 23rd grand slam title and then took the rest of the year off before giving birth to a daughter.

Jan 05, 2018, 12:05 PM IST

Tata Open Maharashtra: Top-seed Marin Cilic advances to semi-finals

World No. 6 Cilic came into the quarter-finals after beating India's Ramkumar Ramanathan in straight sets on Wednesday.

Jan 05, 2018, 11:12 AM IST

Qatar Open: Rising Russian star Andrey Rublev reaches semi-finals, attains Australian Open seeded spot

The 20-year-old won 6-3, 7-5 following a display of powerful hitting against a Croatian opponent who had accounted for the number two seed Pablo Carreno Busta in the first round.

Jan 05, 2018, 11:02 AM IST

Tata Open Maharashtra: Purav Raja blames inconsistency after doubles loss to Rohan Bopanna and Jeevan Neduncheziyan

Raja was also candid in saying that he lacked consistency in his service on big points on Tuesday but was quick to point out that it was not one of his worst serving days.

Jan 03, 2018, 18:10 PM IST

Tata Open Maharashtra: Yuki Bhambri squanders chances in defeat against Pierre-Hugues Herbert

Bhambri's first serve let him down today as he bowed out with a 6-4 3-6 4-6 defeat against the Frenchman, ranked 81, in the second round of the hard court ATP 250 event.

Jan 03, 2018, 17:57 PM IST

Hopman Cup: Angelique Kerber beats Eugenie Bouchard to give Germany victory

Former world number one Kerber notched her second straight-sets wins in Perth to start the new year, while Bouchard – once ranked fifth but now 83rd – was testy after yet another comprehensive defeat.

Jan 03, 2018, 16:17 PM IST

Auckland Classic: Caroline Wozniacki storms into quarterfinals

Martic tried to mount a comeback early in the second when she broke for a 2-0 lead but Wozniacki won the final six games behind impressive serving numbers, including six aces, to book a last eight encounter with young American Sofia Kenin.

Jan 03, 2018, 15:51 PM IST