Saturday, 24 February 2024

Tennis

Maharashtra Open: Niki Poonacha stuns Sumit Nagal, advances to quarterfinals
A STUNNING VICTORY

Maharashtra Open: Niki Poonacha stuns Sumit Nagal, advances to quarterfinals

PUNE: Wildcard entrant Niki Poonacha displayed sheer brilliance on the court, securing a stunning victory against top seed Sumit Nagal to move to the quarterfinals of the Maharashtra Open ATP Challenger 100 tournament at the Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex here on Thursday.

Qualifier Kalinskaya stuns Gauff to set up semifinal with Swiatek
BEAT

Qualifier Kalinskaya stuns Gauff to set up semifinal with Swiatek

DUBAI: Qualifier Anna Kalinskaya rallied back from a set-down to beat world No. 3 Coco Gauff 2-6, 6-4, 6-2 and set up a surprise semifinal with world No. 1 Iga Swiatek at the Dubai Tennis Championships.

Alcaraz confident of defending Indian Wells title despite ankle injury
FIT TO DEFEND

Alcaraz confident of defending Indian Wells title despite ankle injury

NEW DELHI: Carlos Alcaraz expects to be fit to defend his title at the Paribas Open in Indian Wells next month as the Spaniard shared an injury update on his social media.

Gauff beats Pliskova to reach Dubai quarterfinals; Swiatek tops Svitolina
FOUGHT BACK

Gauff beats Pliskova to reach Dubai quarterfinals; Swiatek tops Svitolina

DUBAI: World no. 3 American Coco Gauff fought back from a set down to seal a nail-biting three-set 2-6, 6-4, 6-3 win over the Czech Republic’s Karolina Pliskovato to claim a quarterfinal spot at the Dubai Tennis Championships.

ATP Rankings: Sumit Nagal falls down to 101
DROPPED OUT

ATP Rankings: Sumit Nagal falls down to 101

LONDON: Sumit Nagal, once among India's top singles players, faced a setback as he dropped out of the top 100 rankings, slipping three spots to 101.

Swiatek sweeps past Stephens in Dubai opener
A WINNING START

Swiatek sweeps past Stephens in Dubai opener

DUBAI: World No.1 Iga Swiatek got off to a winning start at the Dubai Tennis Championships with a 6-4, 6-4 second-round win over American Sloane Stephens.

Alcaraz suffers ankle injury in Rio opener, retires after two games
AN ANKLE INJURY

Alcaraz suffers ankle injury in Rio opener, retires after two games

RIO DE JANEIRO: Top seed Carlos Alcaraz suffered an ankle injury just two points into his Rio Open opening-round match against Thiago Monteiro and retired shortly after despite a valiant attempt to continue the match.

Norrie kicks off Rio Open title defence with a win
A PERFECT START

Norrie kicks off Rio Open title defence with a win

RIO DE JANEIRO: Briton Cameron Norrie made a perfect start to his Rio Open title defence when he defeated Bolivian Hugo Dellien 6-3, 6-2.

Bengaluru Open: Stefano Napolitano beats Seongchan Hong to clinch men’s singles title
CAME BACK

Bengaluru Open: Stefano Napolitano beats Seongchan Hong to clinch men’s singles title

BENGALURU: Italy’s Stefano Napolitano came back from a set down to beat South Korea’s Seongchan Hong in the final to clinch the men's singles title in Bengaluru Open 2024 ATP Challenger Series event at the KSLTA Tennis Stadium here on Sunday.

Squash: Saurav Ghosal reaches QF of Fire Open in Washington
MOVED INTO QUARTERFINALS

Squash: Saurav Ghosal reaches QF of Fire Open in Washington

WASHINGTON: Saurav Ghosal moved into the quarterfinals of the Squash Fire Open with a hard-fought 4-11, 11-8, 11-4, 13-11 win over Spencer Lovejoy (US) in a match that stretched to almost an hour.

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