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Tennis-Embarrassed Williams suffers humbling defeat

Oct 22nd 2014
SINGAPORE, Oct 22 (Reuters) - Ecstasy and euphoria are the usual emotions world number one Serena Williams experiences on a tennis court. On Wednesday, she encountered a different one - embarrassment.






UPDATE 6-Tennis-Basel International men's singles round 1 results

Oct 22nd 2014
Oct 21 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Basel International Men's Singles Round 1 matches on Tuesday Mikhail Kukushkin (Kazakhstan) beat 3-Stanislas Wawrinka (Switzerland) 6-4 6-7(1) 6-3 4-Milos Raonic (Canada) beat Steve Johnson (U.S.) 7-6(4) 6-4 8-Ivo Karlovic (Croatia) beat Lukas Rosol (Czech Republic) 7-6(4) 6-3 Benjamin Becker (Germany) beat Gastao Elias (Portugal) 6-3 6-2 Ivan Dodig (Croatia) beat Marco Chiudinelli






Tennis-Singapore's bright lights leaves players in the dark

Oct 21st 2014
SINGAPORE, Oct 22 (Reuters) - Caroline Wozniacki and Maria Sharapova were far from happy to be caught in the glare of the stadium lights at the WTA Finals in Singapore on Tuesday.






Tennis-Unforced errors hurt Sharapova in Singapore opener

Oct 21st 2014
SINGAPORE, Oct 22 (Reuters) - Maria Sharapova was left to bemoan her erratic serving and a plethora of unforced errors as she opened her WTA Finals campaign with a painful loss to a resurgent Caroline Wozniacki in a marathon three-setter on Tuesday.






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Wozniacki outlasts erratic Sharapova; Radwanska wins

Oct 21st 2014
* Radwanska goes past midnight to beat Kvitova (Adds quotes, details, later result)






Tennis-Wozniacki's bite of Big Apple helps win marathon match

Oct 21st 2014
SINGAPORE, Oct 22 (Reuters) - Training for next month's New York City Marathon was something Caroline Wozniacki does not recommend to her colleagues on the tour but the Dane admitted the extra stamina may have helped her overcome Maria Sharapova in a classic on Tuesday.






UPDATE 7-Tennis-Valencia Open men's singles round 1 results

Oct 21st 2014
Oct 21 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Valencia Open Men's Singles Round 1 matches on Tuesday Fabio Fognini (Italy) beat Albert Ramos (Spain) 6-4 6-2 7-Kevin Anderson (South Africa) beat Philipp Kohlschreiber (Germany) 6-3 6-4 Fernando Verdasco (Spain) beat Leonardo Mayer (Argentina) 6-4 3-6 6-3 Jeremy Chardy (France) beat Malek Jaziri (Tunisia) 6-2 6-1 Alexandr Dolgopolov (Ukraine) beat 8-Gilles Simon (France) 6-0 6-3 4-Felici






UPDATE 1-Tennis-WTA Finals women's singles round robin white group results

Oct 21st 2014
Oct 21 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the WTA Finals Women's Singles Round Robin White Group matches on Tuesday RESULTS White Group 6-Agnieszka Radwanska (Poland) beat 3-Petra Kvitova (Czech Republic) 6-2 6-3 8-Caroline Wozniacki (Denmark) beat 2-Maria Sharapova (Russia) 7-6(4) 6-7(5) 6-2 STANDINGS P W L F A Pts Red Group 1. Simona Halep 1 1 0 2 0 2 2. Serena Williams 1 1 0 2 0 2 3. Ana Ivanovic 1 0 1 0 2 0 4. Eugenie Bouchard 1






Tennis-Wozniacki outlasts erratic Sharapova in WTA Finals

Oct 21st 2014
SINGAPORE, Oct 21 (Reuters) - Caroline Wozniacki put a huge dent in Maria Sharapova's bid to finish the season as world number one by overcoming some distracting bright lights to down the Russian 7-6(4) 6-7(5) 6-2 in their marathon opening group match of the WTA Finals on Tuesday.






Tennis-Puig wins WTA's Rising Stars tournament

Oct 21st 2014
SINGAPORE, Oct 21 (Reuters) - Monica Puig did not come close to qualifying for the WTA Finals in Singapore but she still came away as one of the big winners at the season-ending event.






Tennis-Ailing Nadal eases into Swiss Indoors second round

Oct 21st 2014
Oct 20 (Reuters) - Rafa Nadal did not appear to be affected by his appendicitis problems as he charged into the second round of the Swiss Indoors with a no nonsense 6-2 6-2 win over Simone Bolelli on Monday.






UPDATE 3-Tennis-Basel International men's singles round 1 results

Oct 20th 2014
Oct 20 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Basel International Men's Singles Round 1 matches on Monday 7-David Goffin (Belgium) beat Dominic Thiem (Austria) 7-6(4) 6-3 Pierre-Hugues Herbert (France) beat Edouard Roger-Vasselin (France) 6-3 6-7(5) 7-6(3) 2-Rafa Nadal (Spain) beat Simone Bolelli (Italy) 6-2 6-2 Donald Young (U.S.) beat Carlos Berlocq (Argentina) 7-6(5) 6-4






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Williams, Halep enjoy opening wins at WTA Finals

Oct 20th 2014
* Williams wins 16th straight WTA Final match, beating Ivanovic 6-4 6-4






Tennis-Williams tests injured knee by doing the splits

Oct 20th 2014
SINGAPORE, Oct 20 (Reuters) - World number one Serena Williams erased any concerns about her dicky left knee with a 6-4 6-4 win over Ana Ivanovic at the WTA Finals on Monday that featured two eye-popping demonstrations of her flexibility.






Tennis-Serving stigmas still haunting resurgent Ivanovic

Oct 20th 2014
SINGAPORE, Oct 20 (Reuters) - When Ana Ivanovic crunched Serena Williams's opening serve back past the world number one for a venomous winner it suggested she wasn't going to be overawed by her illustrious opponent. The Serb's own serve, however, told a different story.






UPDATE 1-Tennis-WTA Finals women's singles round robin red group results

Oct 20th 2014
Oct 20 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the WTA Finals Women's Singles Round Robin Red Group matches on Monday RESULTS Red Group 4-Simona Halep (Romania) beat 5-Eugenie Bouchard (Canada) 6-2 6-3 1-Serena Williams (U.S.) beat 7-Ana Ivanovic (Serbia) 6-4 6-4 STANDINGS P W L F A Pts Red Group 1. Simona Halep 1 1 0 2 0 2 2. Serena Williams 1 1 0 2 0 2 3. Ana Ivanovic 1 0 1 0 2 0 4. Eugenie Bouchard 1 0 1 0 2 0 White Group 1. M






UPDATE 2-Tennis-Valencia Open men's singles round 1 results

Oct 20th 2014
Oct 20 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Valencia Open Men's Singles Round 1 matches on Monday Martin Klizan (Slovakia) beat Stefan Kozlov (U.S.) 6-3 6-3 Pablo Carreno (Spain) beat Marcel Granollers (Spain) 6-2 3-1 (M. Granollers retired) Lu Yen-Hsun (Taiwan) beat Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (Spain) 6-2 6-3






Tennis-Navratilova unhappy with ITF silence on Williams slur

Oct 20th 2014
SINGAPORE, Oct 20 (Reuters) - Multiple grand slam winner Martina Navratilova has questioned the "silence" of the International Tennis Federation after one of its members described world number one Serena Williams and older sister Venus as "brothers".






Tennis-Tour Finals chiefs keep anxious eye on Murray and Nadal

Oct 20th 2014
LONDON, Oct 20 (Reuters) - Organisers of the ATP World Tour Finals in London next month will be keeping a keen eye on Andy Murray's results and Rafa Nadal's health over the next couple of weeks.






Tennis-ATP Tour singles standings

Oct 20th 2014
Oct 20 (Infostrada Sports) - Standings from the ATP Tour singles Points 1 (1) Novak Djokovic(Serbia) 11510 2 (2) Roger Federer(Switzerland) 9080 3 (3) Rafa Nadal(Spain) 8105 4 (4) Stanislas Wawrinka(Switzerland) 5385 5 (5) David Ferrer(Spain) 4585 6 (7) Tomas Berdych(Czech Republic) 4485 7 (6) Kei Nishikori(Japan) 4355 8