ARTICLES RELATING TO TENNIS

Thiem reaches first semi-final

2014-08-01 16:30

Dominic Thiem has beaten defending champion Marcel Granollers to reach his first career semi-final at the Kitzbuehel Cup.

Venus topples Azarenka

2014-08-01 08:18

Venus Williams has ousted fourth-seeded birthday girl Victoria Azarenka in straight sets to reach the quarter-finals at Stanford.

Anderson books quarters spot

2014-08-01 07:17

Seventh-seeded South African Kevin Anderson has beaten Malek Jaziri of Tunisia to make the quarter-finals of the Citi Open.

Granollers into last 8

2014-07-31 21:40

Defending champion Marcel Granollers has defeated Diego Schwartzman to reach the quarter-finals of the Kitzbuehel Cup.

Berdych wins, Isner falls

2014-07-31 07:32

Tomas Berdych and Wimbledon semi-finalist Milos Raonic have advanced into the third round at the Washington Open.

Rosol advances in Kitzbuehel

2014-07-30 20:08

Lukas Rosol has advanced to his fourth quarter-final of the month by beating Andreas Haider-Maurer at the Bet-at-Home Cup.

Ivanovic beats Lisicki

2014-07-30 08:40

Ana Ivanovic dominated the second set to beat Sabine Lisicki and advance to the second round of the Bank of the West Classic.

Safarova loses in 1st round

2014-07-30 07:14

Top-seeded Lucie Safarova has lost to Kristina Mladenovic of France in the first round of the Citi Open.

Andujar wins Kitzbuehel opener

2014-07-29 20:03

Pablo Andujar has beaten Jurgen Melzer at the Kitzbuehel Cup, two days after earning his third career title in Gstaad.

Rafa, Novak 'back in charge'

2014-07-29 11:25

Fifth-ranked Tomas Berdych says Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal have resumed their stranglehold at the top.

Stosur bundled out in 1st round

2014-07-29 07:30

Teenage qualifier Naomi Osaka of Japan has defeated Samantha Stosur in the first round of the Bank of the West Classic

Anderson slips out of top 20

2014-07-28 13:29

A first-round defeat at the Atlanta Open caused SA's top men's tennis player Kevin Anderson to slip out of the top 20.

Djokovic remains on top

2014-07-28 12:02

Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic remains top of the latest men's tennis rankings, released by the ATP.

Dimitrov skips Citi Open

2014-07-28 07:23

Grigor Dimitrov and Gael Monfils have withdrawn from this week's Citi Open Tournament, it has been announced.

Cuevas wins Croatian Open

2014-07-27 22:53

Uruguayan qualifier Pablo Cuevas ousted defending champion Tommy Robredo in straight sets to win the Croatian Open.

Andujar wins Swiss Open

2014-07-27 18:09

Spain's Pablo Andujar broke a title drought lasting for more than two years as he beat Argentine Juan Monaco to win the Swiss Open.

Robredo v Cuevas in Umag

2014-07-27 13:55

Tommy Robredo will face Pablo Cuevas in the final of the Croatia Open after both won their semi-final matches on Sunday.

Monaco v Andujar in Gstaad

2014-07-26 22:22

Argentine Juan Monaco claimed a place in the final at the Swiss Open, setting up a showdown with Spain's Pablo Andujar.

Isner advances in Atlanta

2014-07-26 08:50

John Isner has kept his Atlanta ATP title defense on track with a quarter-final victory over Australian Marinko Matosevic.

Anderson ousted in Atlanta

2014-07-25 22:24

Kevin Anderson made a disastrous return to the circuit when he was knocked out in his first game in Atlanta by Thiemo de Bakker.

Bouchard skips tournament

2014-07-25 07:31

Wimbledon finalist Eugenie Bouchard has withdrawn from next week's WTA and ATP tournament in Washington, organisers have said.

Cuevas upsets Seppi in Umag

2014-07-24 21:38

Uruguay qualifier Pablo Cuevas has upset sixth-seeded Andreas Seppi to make the Croatia Open quarter-finals..

Youzhny wins Gstaad opener

2014-07-24 18:09

Top seed Mikhail Youzhny began his title defence at the Swiss Open with an opening defeat of Frenchman Kenny De Schepper.

Querrey ousted in Atlanta

2014-07-24 07:58

Big serving American Sam Querrey has been bounced out of the Atlanta Open in the second round by Israel's Dudi Sela.

 

Pospisil dumps Berdych

2014-08-01 08:24

Top seed Tomas Berdych was ousted from the ATP and WTA Washington Open, falling to Canada's Vasek Pospisil in a third-round match.

Raonic ousts Hewitt

2014-08-01 07:31

Wimbledon semi-finalist Milos Raonic reached the quarter-finals of the Washington Open with a over Australian Lleyton Hewitt.

Wozniacki to run NYC Marathon

2014-07-31 22:04

Former world number one Caroline Wozniacki plans to play her full tournament schedule while finding time to train for NYC Marathon.

Li Na to sit out US Open

2014-07-31 17:12

World number two Li Na of China has announced that she will miss the US Open as she struggles with a knee injury.

Serena on song at Stanford

2014-07-31 07:23

Serena Williams launched her build-up to the US Open with a victory over Karolina Pliskova at Stanford.

Nadal's US Open in doubt

2014-07-30 19:12

Rafael Nadal has pulled out of the Toronto and Cincinnati Masters with a wrist injury, just under three weeks from the US Open.

Anderson into 3rd at Citi Open

2014-07-30 07:25

South Africa's Kevin Anderson has advanced to the third round of the Citi Open by defeating Russian Evgeny Donskoy.

Venus advances at Stanford

2014-07-30 07:11

Seven-time Grand Slam singles champion Venus Williams has advanced to the second round of the WTA Stanford hard-court tournament.

Haase ousted in Kitzbuehel

2014-07-29 16:16

Paolo Lorenzi of Italy has downed two-time former champion Robin Haase in the first round of the Kitzbuehel Cup.

Serena ready for return

2014-07-29 08:08

US tennis star Serena Williams has finally realised what happened days later, when she was allowed to get out of bed.

Riba upsets Brown in Austria

2014-07-28 20:27

Pere Riba has held off four set points in the opener before defeating Dustin Brown in the first round of the Bet-at-Home Cup.

Serena continues to lead

2014-07-28 12:09

Serena Williams remains top of the women's tennis rankings in an unchanged top 10 released by the WTA Tour.

SA tennis stalwart retires

2014-07-28 11:52

Long-time SA tennis stalwart Rik De Voest has announced his retirement from tournament tennis after 16 years on the ATP circuit.

Isner retains Atlanta title

2014-07-28 07:20

Top seed John Isner has claimed the Atlanta Open title for the second successive year with adefeat of Israel's Dudi Sela.

Cuevas v Robredo in Croatia

2014-07-27 19:59

Qualifier Pablo Cuevas has beaten No 1 seed Fabio Fognini to reach the Croatian Open final where he will face Tommy Robredo.

Svitolina wins Baku Cup

2014-07-27 14:51

Elina Svitolina won the Baku Cup for the second straight year, beating fellow rising star Bojana Jovanovski in straight sets.

Isner v Sela in Atlanta final

2014-07-27 09:20

Defending champion John Isner reached his fourth Atlanta ATP final in five years with a straight-sets victory over Jack Sock.

Svitolina v Jovanovski in Baku

2014-07-26 19:16

Ukrainian Elina Svitolina will defend her Baku Cup title against former champion Bojana Jovanovski of Serbia.

Fognini rallies in Umag

2014-07-26 08:50

Top-seeded Fabio Fognini has rallied to defeat Borna Coric of Croatia in the quarter-finals of the Croatia Open.

Wawrinka ready for Toronto

2014-07-25 14:12

Stan Wawrinka has confirmed he is fit and ready for the final leg of the ATP season, starting with the Masters 1000 event.

Isner survives Ginepri test

2014-07-25 07:23

Top seed and defending champion John Isner saved two match points en route to a three-set victory over Robby Ginepri.

Top seed Cirstea falls in Baku

2014-07-24 20:12

Sorana Cirstea has taken a 50-minute beating from Stefanie Voegele of Switzerland in the second round of the Baku Cup.

Robredo in Umag quarters

2014-07-24 09:19

Defending champion Tommy Robredo has beaten fellow Spaniard Albert Ramos-Vinolas to reach the quarter-finals of the Croatia Open.

Cilic downs Sijsling in Umag

2014-07-23 19:43

Third-seeded Marin Cilic of Croatia beat Dutchman Igor Sijsling to reach the quarter-finals of the Croatia Open.

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