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Tennis-Williams closing in on first Cincinnati title

Aug 14th 2014
Aug 14 (Reuters) - World number one Serena Williams continued her march towards a first Western and Southern Open title, easing into the quarter-finals of the Cincinnati tournament with a 6-2 6-2 demolition of 13th seeded Italian Flavia Pennetta on Thursday.






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Federer survives Pospisil scare in Cincinnati

Aug 14th 2014
Aug 13, (Reuters) - Roger Federer survived an opening-match fright by outlasting Canada's Vasek Pospisil 7-6(4) 5-7 6-2 on Wednesday to claim his 300th Masters Series win and reach the third round of the Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati.






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

Aug 14th 2014
Aug 14 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Cincinnati Open Men's Singles Round 2 matches on Wednesday Gael Monfils (France) beat 13-Roberto Bautista (Spain) 6-4 6-1 5-Milos Raonic (Canada) beat Robby Ginepri (U.S.) 6-2 6-2 Steve Johnson (U.S.) beat 9-Ernests Gulbis (Latvia) 6-4 6-4 6-David Ferrer (Spain) beat Philipp Kohlschreiber (Germany) 6-7(4) 7-6(4) 7-6(4) 14-Marin Cilic (Croatia) beat Fernando Verdasco (Spain) 7-6(6) 7-6






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Serena battles past Stosur in Cincinnati

Aug 14th 2014
Aug 13, (Reuters) - - World number one Serena Williams won a tense battle of U.S. Open champions by beating Australia's Samantha Stosur 7-6(7) 7-6(7) on Wednesday to reach the third round of the Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati.






Tennis-Tomic awarded U.S. Open wild card

Aug 14th 2014
SYDNEY, Aug 14 (Reuters) - Bernard Tomic has been awarded a wild card for the U.S. Open by Tennis Australia after his drop down the world rankings had threatened to send him back to qualifying for the last grand slam tournament of the year.






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Cincinnati Open women's singles round 2 results

Aug 14th 2014
Aug 14 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Cincinnati Open Women's Singles Round 2 matches on Wednesday Svetlana Kuznetsova (Russia) beat 7-Eugenie Bouchard (Canada) 6-4 3-6 6-2 8-Jelena Jankovic (Serbia) beat Annika Beck (Germany) 6-1 7-6(0) 9-Ana Ivanovic (Serbia) beat Christina Mchale (U.S.) 6-4 6-0 13-Flavia Pennetta (Italy) beat Taylor Townsend (U.S.) 6-4 6-3 4-Agnieszka Radwanska (Poland) beat Kurumi Nara (Japan) 6-2 6-2






UPDATE 11-Tennis-Cincinnati Open men's singles round 2 results

Aug 14th 2014
Aug 13 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Cincinnati Open Men's Singles Round 2 matches on Wednesday Steve Johnson (U.S.) beat 9-Ernests Gulbis (Latvia) 6-4 6-4 6-David Ferrer (Spain) beat Philipp Kohlschreiber (Germany) 6-7(4) 7-6(4) 7-6(4) 14-Marin Cilic (Croatia) beat Fernando Verdasco (Spain) 7-6(6) 7-6(5) 2-Roger Federer (Switzerland) beat Vasek Pospisil (Canada) 7-6(4) 5-7 6-2 15-Fabio Fognini (Italy) beat Lleyton Hewitt (Australia) 6-1 6-4






Tennis-Federer passes tough test to reach last 16 in Cincinnati

Aug 14th 2014
Aug 13 (Reuters) - Roger Federer survived an opening-match fright by outlasting Canada's Vasek Pospisil 7-6 (4) 5-7 6-2 on Wednesday to claim his 300th Masters Series win and reach the third round of the Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati.






UPDATE 9-Tennis-Cincinnati Open women's singles round 2 results

Aug 13th 2014
Aug 13 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Cincinnati Open Women's Singles Round 2 matches on Wednesday 13-Flavia Pennetta (Italy) beat Taylor Townsend (U.S.) 6-4 6-3 4-Agnieszka Radwanska (Poland) beat Kurumi Nara (Japan) 6-2 6-2 16-Lucie Safarova (Czech Republic) beat Zarina Diyas (Kazakhstan) 6-4 6-2 Sabine Lisicki (Germany) beat 14-Sara Errani (Italy) 6-4 2-6 7-6(2) 1-Serena Williams (U.S.) beat Samantha Stosur (Australia) 7-6(7) 7-6






Tennis-Williams battles on in Cincinnati, Kvitova falls

Aug 13th 2014
Aug 13 (Reuters) - World number on Serena Williams won a tense battle of U.S. Open champions by taming Australia's Samantha Stosur 7-6 (7) 7-6 (7) on Wednesday to reach the third round of the Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati.






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Venus falls at first hurdle in Cincinnati

Aug 13th 2014
Aug 12 (Reuters) - - Venus Williams failed to sustain the momentum from her run to last week's Montreal final and ran out of gas in Cincinnati as she fell 6-7(2) 6-3 6-4 to 16th seed Lucie Safarova in the first round of the Western and Southern Open on Tuesday.






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Cincinnati Open women's singles results

Aug 13th 2014
Aug 13 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Cincinnati Open Women's Singles matches on Tuesday Round 2 2-Simona Halep (Romania) beat Kirsten Flipkens (Belgium) 6-4 6-2 12-Caroline Wozniacki (Denmark) beat Zhang Shuai (China) 6-2 6-3 5-Maria Sharapova (Russia) beat Madison Keys (U.S.) 6-1 3-6 6-3 Round 1 Sloane Stephens (U.S.) beat Andrea Petkovic (Germany) 6-3 6-3 Svetlana Kuznetsova (Russia) beat Camila Giorgi (Italy) 6-4 6-






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Djokovic pulls through in Cincinnati, Tsonga out

Aug 13th 2014
Aug 12 (Reuters) - World number one Novak Djokovic needed three sets to get past Gilles Simon in the Western and Southern Open second round on Tuesday, but Jo-Wilfried Tsonga lost to Mikhail Youzhny in his opener two days after winning the Rogers Cup in Toronto.






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Cincinnati Open men's singles results

Aug 13th 2014
Aug 13 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Cincinnati Open Men's Singles matches on Tuesday Round 2 1-Novak Djokovic (Serbia) beat Gilles Simon (France) 6-3 4-6 6-4 3-Stanislas Wawrinka (Switzerland) beat Benjamin Becker (Germany) 6-3 7-6(5) Round 1 Steve Johnson (U.S.) beat Benoit Paire (France) 6-4 6-1 Julien Benneteau (France) beat Blaz Rola (Slovenia) 6-7(7) 6-3 7-6(7) 13-Roberto Bautista (Spain) beat Martin Klizan (Slovakia) 6-2 4-6 7-5






UPDATE 11-Tennis-Cincinnati Open women's singles results

Aug 13th 2014
Aug 12 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Cincinnati Open Women's Singles matches on Tuesday Round 2 5-Maria Sharapova (Russia) beat Madison Keys (U.S.) 6-1 3-6 6-3 Round 1 Sloane Stephens (U.S.) beat Andrea Petkovic (Germany) 6-3 6-3 Svetlana Kuznetsova (Russia) beat Camila Giorgi (Italy) 6-4 6-7(4) 6-3 Sabine Lisicki (Germany) beat Roberta Vinci (Italy) 6-3 2-6 6-2 Annika Beck (Germany) beat Garbine Muguruza Blanco (Spain) 6-3






UPDATE 8-Tennis-Cincinnati Open men's singles results

Aug 13th 2014
Aug 12 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Cincinnati Open Men's Singles matches on Tuesday Round 2 3-Stanislas Wawrinka (Switzerland) beat Benjamin Becker (Germany) 6-3 7-6(5) Round 1 Julien Benneteau (France) beat Blaz Rola (Slovenia) 6-7(7) 6-3 7-6(7) 13-Roberto Bautista (Spain) beat Martin Klizan (Slovakia) 6-2 4-6 7-5 9-Ernests Gulbis (Latvia) beat Ivan Dodig (Croatia) 7-6(8) 7-6(4) Andreas Seppi (Italy) beat Santiago Giraldo (Colombia) 4-6 6-2 7-5






Tennis-Tsonga crashes out of Cincinnati in first round

Aug 12th 2014
Aug 12 (Reuters) - Jo-Wilfried Tsonga crashed out of the Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati on Tuesday, suffering a humbling 6-1 6-4 opening-round loss to Russia's Mikhail Youzhny two days after winning the Rogers Cup in Toronto.






Tennis-Venus falls at the first hurdle in Cincinnati

Aug 12th 2014
Aug 12 (Reuters) - Venus Williams, fresh off a stirring run to last week's Montreal final, ran out of gas in Cincinnati as she fell 6-7 (2) 6-3 6-4 to 16th seeded Czech Lucie Safarova in first-round action at the Western and Southern Open on Tuesday.






Tennis-Nadal to decide this week on fitness to defend U.S. Open

Aug 12th 2014
Aug 12 (Reuters) - Rafa Nadal will decide by the end of this week whether he is fit enough to defend his U.S. Open title after suffering a right wrist injury that ruled him out of two tune-up events, the Spaniard's spokesman said on Tuesday.






Tennis-ITF orders Ukraine to choose neutral venue for Davis Cup tie with Belgium

Aug 12th 2014
LONDON, Aug 12 (Reuters) - Ukraine's Davis Cup World Group playoff tie against Belgium, due to be played in Kiev next month, will have to be moved, the International Tennis Federation (ITF) ruled on Tuesday.