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Defending champion Davis ousted in 1st round at ASB Classic

Auckland,(AP/UNB) – Defending champion Lauren Davis surrendered her ASB Classic tennis title in the first round when she was beaten 6-1, 6-2 on Tuesday by fellow American Sachia Vickery.The fifth-seeded Davis made too many unforced errors to stay in points against the No. 122-ranked Vickery, who had the chance to hone her game in three qualifying matches in Auckland. Read More »

Sharapova Halep advance at Shenzhen Open   

Shenzhen,(AP/UNB) – Maria Sharapova and top-ranked Simona Halep opened their 2018 seasons with straight sets wins on Monday at the Shenzhen Open.Sharapova finished off a 6-3, 6-0 win over Mihaela Buzarnescu with a powerful forehand winner, and Halep started her bid for a second Shenzhen title with a 6-4, 6-1 victory over Nicole Gibbs. Read More »

Serena loses in exhibition comeback after giving birth   

Abu Dhabi, (AP/UNB) – Serena Williams lost in her return to tennis after giving birth in September, beaten by French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko in an exhibition Saturday and still unsure if she will defend her Australian Open title.Williams called it a “wonderful” match despite the defeat – she took the second set in a score of 6-2, 3-6 and ... Read More »

Victory Day Tennis: Amol Roy earns double crown

Dhaka – Amol Roy of Engineers Recreation Center earned double crown in the Runner Victory Day Open Tennis Tournament winning both the singles and doubles title of the meet that concluded at the Ramna National Tennis Complex here on Saturday. Amol Roy clinched the men’s singles title beating Dipu Lal of Darash Bangladesh by 7-6, 7-6 games on Saturday afternoon ... Read More »

makes tepid return as he loses exhibition match   

Abu Dhabi,(AP/UNB)- Andy Murray made a tepid return to the court, losing a one-set match 6-2 to Roberto Bautista Agut in the United Arab Emirates exhibitions on Friday.Murray, who has slipped to 16th in the rankings after ending last year as No. 1, wasn’t scheduled to play at the Abu Dhabi tournament. However, he filled in for Novak Djokovic, after ... Read More »

V Day Tennis: Amol Roy, Dipu Lal reach men’s singles final

Dhaka – Amol Roy of Engineers Recreation Centre and Dipu Lal of Darash Bangladesh reached the men’s singles final of the Runner Victory Day Open Tennis Tournament eliminating their rivals at the Ramna National Tennis Complex here on Thursday.In the men’s singles, Amol Roy beat Ranjan Ram of International Club 5-4, 1-6, 7-5 games while Dipu Lal defeated Milan Hossain ... Read More »

BKSP players reach boys singles, doubles finals

Dhaka – Hosts BKSP players reached the finals of both the boys’ singles and boys doubles of the 11th BKSP Asian Under-14 Tennis Tournament eliminating their rivals in the semifinals at BKSP Tennis Court in Savar on Wednesday.Romman Hossain moved to the boys’ singles final eliminating his compatriot Mohammad Sohel 6-0, 6-2 while Mohammad Rakib Hossain also booked a seat ... Read More »

Rakib Hossain of Bangladesh reach boys’ singles final

Dhaka – Rakib Hossain of Bangladesh advanced to the boys’ singles final of the Bengal Plastic Asian 14/U Series Tennis Tournament eliminating his compatriot Emon Islam by 7-5, 2-6, 7-6 games in the event’s semifinal at the Raman National Tennis Complex here on Thursday.Rakib will play final Friday afternoon against Maxwel Heward of Hong Kong, who made a final berth ... Read More »

Asian 14/U Series Tennis begins 

Dhaka – Two boys singles matches were decided on the first day of the Bengal Plastic Asian 14/U Series Tennis Tournament that began on Monday at the Raman National Tennis Complex here .In the boys’ singles, Mahadi Hasan Alve of Bangladesh beat Sung Ho Son of Korea by 6-4, 6-1 game while Mohammad Shohel Pasi of Bangladesh defeated his compatriot ... Read More »

United States beats Belarus to win its 18th Fed Cup title

Minsk,(AP/UNB) – A 17-year championship drought came to an end Sunday for the United States when it beat Belarus 3-2 to take its 18th Fed Cup title.CoCo Vandeweghe and Shelby Rogers defeated Aryna Sabalenka and Aliaksandra Sasnovich 6-3, 7-6 (3) in the deciding doubles of the 2017 final. It was the first Fed Cup title for the U.S. since 2000. Read More »

Roger Federer wins opening match at ATP Finals

London,(AP/UNB) – One break of serve, and a mini-break, was all Roger Federer needed to win his opening match at the season-ending ATP Finals on Sunday.The 19-time Grand Slam champion broke Jack Sock at the start of his 6-4, 7-6 (4) victory at the O2 Arena. Both then held serve the rest of the way, with Federer losing only three ... Read More »

Tennis: USA hope to end 17-year Fed Cup title drought

MINSK,(BSS/AFP) – The United States aim to end their longest Fed Cup title drought when they meet a Belarus team missing former world number one and two-time Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka in this weekend’s final.The 17-time champions USA claimed their last title in 2000 and have lost three finals since — to France in 2003 and Italy in 2009 ... Read More »

Murray sure he’ll be ready for tour at start of 2018

Glasgow,(AP/UNB) – Andy Murray believes he will be fit and ready to return to the ATP Tour by Dec. 31 at the Brisbane International. He also thinks results will not come quickly, and aiming for the Australian Open title might be too ambitious. But he’s sure he’ll be challenging for major honors next year. Read More »