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Tennis-Djokovic off to fast start in Doha

Jan 6th 2015
Jan 6 (Reuters) - World number one Novak Djokovic polished off fellow Serb Dusan Lajovic 6-2 6-1 in the first round of the Qatar Open on Tuesday.

Tennis-Sharapova in ominous form in first outing of 2015

Jan 6th 2015
BRISBANE, Jan 6 (Reuters) - Maria Sharapova made a powerful start to the new tennis season on Tuesday, crushing Kazakhstan's Yaroslava Shvedova 6-0 6-1 at the Brisbane International on Tuesday.






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Bouchard thrashes sluggish Serena in Perth

Jan 6th 2015
Jan 6 (Reuters) - Canadian teenager Eugenie Bouchard swatted aside an out-of-sorts Serena Williams 6-2 6-1 at the Hopman Cup in Perth on Tuesday.






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

Jan 6th 2015
Jan 6 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Brisbane International Men's Singles Round 1 matches on Tuesday Samuel Groth (Australia) beat Lleyton Hewitt (Australia) 6-3 6-2 Martin Klizan (Slovakia) beat Jurgen Melzer (Austria) 6-7(5) 7-6(6) 6-1 7-Alexandr Dolgopolov (Ukraine) beat Carlos Berlocq (Argentina) 6-2 6-3 John Millman (Australia) beat Rhyne Williams (U.S.) 6-3 6-1 Steve Johnson (U.S.) beat Marinko Matosevic (Australia) 2-6 7-6(0) 7-5 Jarkko Nieminen (Finland)






Tennis-Nishikori confident heading into new season

Jan 6th 2015
BRISBANE, Jan 6 (Reuters) - For Kei Nishikori, one of the rising stars of men's tennis, the start of the new year could not come quick enough.






UPDATE 3-Tennis-Brisbane International women's singles round 2 results

Jan 6th 2015
Jan 6 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Brisbane International Women's Singles Round 2 matches on Tuesday 1-Maria Sharapova (Russia) beat Yaroslava Shvedova (Kazakhstan) 6-0 6-1 Elina Svitolina (Ukraine) beat Ajla Tomljanovic (Croatia) 6-3 6-2 Varvara Lepchenko (U.S.) beat Madison Keys (U.S.) 6-4 6-4 3-Angelique Kerber (Germany) beat Daria Gavrilova (Russia) 6-3 7-5






Tennis-Wozniacki, Venus make comfortable starts in Auckland

Jan 6th 2015
Jan 6 (Reuters) - Top seed Caroline Wozniacki and former world number one Venus Williams ensured Auckland Classic organisers' dream final remained on track with the duo both recording comfortable victories in their first round matches on Tuesday.






UPDATE 7-Tennis-Auckland Classic women's singles round 1 results

Jan 6th 2015
Jan 6 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Auckland Classic Women's Singles Round 1 matches on Tuesday Marina Erakovic (New Zealand) beat Monica Puig (Puerto Rico) 7-5 2-6 6-4 1-Caroline Wozniacki (Denmark) beat Julia Glushko (Israel) 6-3 6-2 Kirsten Flipkens (Belgium) beat Johanna Larsson (Sweden) 7-6(1) 1-6 7-6(3) 3-Venus Williams (U.S.) beat Jana Cepelova (Slovakia) 6-1 6-0 Lucie Hradecka (Czech Republic) beat 5-Svetlana Kuznetsova






UPDATE 2-Tennis-Shenzhen Open women's singles round 2 results

Jan 6th 2015
Jan 6 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Shenzhen Open Women's Singles Round 2 matches on Tuesday 2-Petra Kvitova (Czech Republic) beat Bojana Jovanovski (Serbia) 6-1 6-2 4-Zarina Diyas (Kazakhstan) beat Timea Babos (Hungary) 6-3 6-4 Zheng Saisai (China) beat Polona Hercog (Slovenia) 6-3 2-6 6-2






UPDATE 4-Tennis-Qatar Open men's singles round 1 results

Jan 5th 2015
Jan 5 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Qatar Open Men's Singles Round 1 matches on Monday 7-Ivo Karlovic (Croatia) beat Lukas Rosol (Czech Republic) 7-6(4) 6-3 Fernando Verdasco (Spain) beat Teymuraz Gabashvili (Russia) 4-6 6-3 7-6(4) Dustin Brown (Germany) beat Paolo Lorenzi (Italy) 7-6(3) 6-3 6-Richard Gasquet (France) beat Pablo Andujar (Spain) 6-3 7-5 Ivan Dodig (Croatia) beat Mohamed Safwat (Egypt) 6-3 6-1 Simone Bolelli (Italy)






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

Jan 5th 2015
Jan 5 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Chennai Open Men's Singles Round 1 matches on Monday Borna Coric (Croatia) beat Robin Haase (Netherlands) 6-2 6-2 Andreas Haider-Maurer (Austria) beat 7-Marcel Granollers (Spain) 3-6 7-6(6) 2-0 (M. Granollers retired) 8-Gilles Muller (Luxembourg) beat Edouard Roger-Vasselin (France) 6-7(11) 6-1 7-6(3)






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

Jan 5th 2015
Jan 5 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Brisbane International Men's Singles Round 1 matches on Monday Bernard Tomic (Australia) beat Sam Querrey (U.S.) 7-5 7-6(5) Jeremy Chardy (France) beat Andrey Golubev (Kazakhstan) 6-4 6-4 Thanasi Kokkinakis (Australia) beat 8-Julien Benneteau (France) 6-4 6-3 James Duckworth (Australia) beat 6-Gilles Simon (France) 6-2 6-2






Tennis-Azarenka loses comeback match at Brisbane International

Jan 5th 2015
BRISBANE, Jan 5 (Reuters) - The decibel readings were not needed for Victoria Azarenka on Monday as the groans from the crowd at the Brisbane International almost drowned out her trademark shrieks.






UPDATE 8-Tennis-Brisbane International women's singles round 1 results

Jan 5th 2015
Jan 5 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Brisbane International Women's Singles Round 1 matches on Monday Karolina Pliskova (Czech Republic) beat Victoria Azarenka (Belarus) 4-6 7-6(7) 6-4 Madison Brengle (U.S.) beat Lesia Tsurenko (Ukraine) 7-6(6) 6-3 Mirjana Lucic-Baroni (Croatia) beat Christina Mchale (U.S.) 6-3 6-0 3-Angelique Kerber (Germany) beat Caroline Garcia (France) 6-4 6-3 Alla Kudryavtseva (Russia) beat Bethanie Mattek-Sands






Tennis-Murray sizzles in scorching Perth

Jan 5th 2015
Jan 5 (Reuters) - Andy Murray continued his strong build-up in his quest for a maiden Australian Open title with a comfortable victory over Frenchman Benoit Paire in the Hopman Cup mixed-team event in Perth on Monday.






UPDATE 9-Tennis-Shenzhen Open women's singles round 1 results

Jan 5th 2015
Jan 5 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Shenzhen Open Women's Singles Round 1 matches on Monday Katerina Siniakova (Czech Republic) beat 6-Irina Begu (Romania) 6-7(5) 6-4 6-1 2-Petra Kvitova (Czech Republic) beat Duan Yingying (China) 6-3 6-1 Bojana Jovanovski (Serbia) beat Maria Teresa Torro (Spain) 6-2 6-7(4) 6-3 Cagla Bueyuekakcay (Turkey) beat Lara Arruabarrena Vecino (Spain) 6-4 6-3 1-Simona Halep (Romania) beat Annika Beck (Germany) 4-6 6-4 6-3






Tennis-Top players still unsure about best route to Australian Open

Jan 5th 2015
BRISBANE, Jan 5 (Reuters) - Plotting a path to the Australian Open has never been trickier or more uncertain. Even the best players are baffled about the best way to prepare for their annual trek Down Under.






Tennis-ATP Tour singles standings

Jan 5th 2015
Jan 5 (Infostrada Sports) - Standings from the ATP Tour singles Points 1 () Novak Djokovic(Serbia) 11360 2 () Roger Federer(Switzerland) 9625 3 () Rafa Nadal(Spain) 6585 4 () Stanislas Wawrinka(Switzerland) 5120 5 () Kei Nishikori(Japan) 5025 6 () Andy Murray(Britain) 4675 7 () Tomas Berdych(Czech Republic) 4600 8 () Milos Raonic(Canada)






Tennis - WTA Tour singles standings

Jan 5th 2015
Jan 5 (Infostrada Sports) - Standings from the WTA Tour singles Points 1 () Serena Williams(U.S.) 8016 2 () Maria Sharapova(Russia) 6865 3 () Simona Halep(Romania) 6292 4 () Petra Kvitova(Czech Republic) 5966 5 () Agnieszka Radwanska(Poland) 4810 6 () Eugenie Bouchard(Canada) 4715 7 () Ana Ivanovic(Serbia)






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Coffee and bagel served up in Serena's win

Jan 5th 2015
* Teams up with Isner to down Italy 3-0 (Updates after later matches)