Saturday, 25 May 2024

Tennis

Tennis: Emma Raducanu pulls out of French Open qualifying
THE WILD CARD ENTRY

Tennis: Emma Raducanu pulls out of French Open qualifying

LONDON: Former British No. 1 Emma Raducanu has pulled out of the French Open's qualifying event on the eve of the start of the competition. The 21-year-old has not stated any reason behind her decision. Raducanu, the 2021 US Open champion, was not given the wild card entry for the clay-court Grand Slam.

ATP Tour: Zverev beats Jarry to win title in Rome, sixth Masters 1000 crown so far
SETS TO CLAIM THE TITLE

ATP Tour: Zverev beats Jarry to win title in Rome, sixth Masters 1000 crown so far

ROME: German star Alexander Zverev defeated first-time finalist Nicolas Jarry in straight sets to claim the Italian International title here and bag his sixth ATP Masters 1000 crown on Sunday. The German moved past Chile's Jarry 6-4, 7-5 at the Internazionali BNL d’Italia on Sunday to win the title in Rome for a second time.

WTA Tour: Naomi Osaka beats first Top 20 opponent on clay in Italian Open
THE CIRCUIT FOLLOWING A BREAK

WTA Tour: Naomi Osaka beats first Top 20 opponent on clay in Italian Open

ROME: Four-time Grand Slam winner Naomi Osaka notched the first Top 20 victory on clay after returning to the circuit following a break, beating Marta Kostyuk in straight sets in a Round of 32 match in the Italian Open WTA Tour event on Thursday.

'We reached the summit': Djokovic splits with long-time fitness coach Panichi
SPLIT WITH FITNESS

'We reached the summit': Djokovic splits with long-time fitness coach Panichi

NEW DELHI: Novak Djokovic has announced that he has split with fitness coach Marco Panichi, marking the latest change to his support team following a split with former coach Goran Ivanisevic in March.

Nadal bids farewell to Madrid Open after fourth round loss
ILLUSTRIOUS CAREER

Nadal bids farewell to Madrid Open after fourth round loss

MADRID: Rafael Nadal bid farewell to fans at the Madrid Open, the ATP Masters 1000 tournament that he won five times during his illustrious career, after a 5-7, 4-6 fourth-round loss to the Czech player Jiri Lehecka.

Nadal battles into fourth round in Madrid; faces Lehecka next
COMEBACK

Nadal battles into fourth round in Madrid; faces Lehecka next

MADRID: Five-time champion Rafael Nadal continued his comeback from injury at the Madrid Open when he progressed to the fourth round in the Caja Magica.

Squash: Senthilkumar, Akanksha in QF of PSA Challenger Tour event
THE BATCH OPEN SQUASH

Squash: Senthilkumar, Akanksha in QF of PSA Challenger Tour event

NEW DELHI: Top-seeded Indian Velavan Senthilkumar eased past Frenchman Matteo Carrouget in straight games to move into the quarterfinals of the Batch Open squash, a USD 12,000 PSA Challenger Tour event in Paris.

Nadal beats teenager Blanch in Madrid, faces De Minaur next
A WINNING START

Nadal beats teenager Blanch in Madrid, faces De Minaur next

MADRID: Rafael Nadal made a winning start at the Madrid Open when he raced past 16-year-old wild card Darwin Blanch 6-1, 6-0 after 64 minutes.

Madrid Open: Raducanu suffers early exit, Osaka into second round with first clay-court win since 2022
A FIRST ROUND EXIT

Madrid Open: Raducanu suffers early exit, Osaka into second round with first clay-court win since 2022

MADRID: British tennis player Emma Raducanu suffered a first-round exit against World No. 82 Marie Lourdes Carle in a straight-set 6-2 6-2 at the Madrid Open.

'Hard for me to get a grasp of it': Swiatek surprised on joining 100-week club as world No.1
REACHED THE MILESTONE

'Hard for me to get a grasp of it': Swiatek surprised on joining 100-week club as world No.1

MADRID: Iga Swiatek, the world No.1, recently reached the milestone of becoming the ninth player to spend 100 weeks at the top of the WTA rankings. Reflecting on this achievement, the Pole expressed her surprise, saying it’s hard to "get a grasp of this milestone" because it happened so fast.

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