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    WTA rankings: Halep retains top spot, Naomi Osaka enters top 10 after US Open victory

    Madrid: Romania’s Simona Halep continued to lead Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) rankings released on Monday, ahead of Denmark’s Caroline Wozniacki. Japanese tennis player Naomi Osaka rocketed 12 spots to the seventh after claiming the US Open title on Saturday, defeating Serena Williams of the US 6-2, 6-4 in the women’s final of the season’s last Grand Slam tournament, reports Efe news.

  • US Open : Djoko eyes third title as ‘big four’ reunite

    New York : From the pits of despair in Paris, record-setting Novak Djokovic now eyes a third US Open title in New York where for the first time since Wimbledon last year, the sport’s ‘Big Four’ will be reunited. Djokovic became the first man to win all nine Masters titles with victory over Roger Federer at Cincinnati.

  • Halep enters Rogers Cup final in Montreal

    Montreal : A weary Simona Halep, upset over how her matches are scheduled, defeated Ashleigh Barty 6-4 6-1 on Saturday night to reach the final of the women’s Rogers Cup. The top-ranked Romanian will play for the title Sunday.

  • Simona Halep storms into Montreal semifinals

    Montreal : World number one Simona Halep punched her ticket to the semi-finals of the WTA Canada tournament for the fourth straight year, cruising past France’s Caroline Garcia 7-5, 6-1. The 26-year-old Halep battled through a difficult first set, then easily won the second in a rematch of last year’s quarter-final contest with Garcia which was also won by the Romanian.

  • Simona Halep thrashes Venus Williams at WTA Montreal event

    Montreal : World number one Simona Halep crushed seven time Grand Slam winner Venus Williams in straight sets at the WTA Montreal event just hours after a delivering a marathon three-hour victory over Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.

  • Wimbledon 2018 draw: Roger Federer to start against Lajovic, Serena faces Rus

    London: Defending champion Roger Federer will begin his quest for a record-extending ninth Wimbledon title when he takes on Dusan Lajovic in the first-round action on Monday. The 36-year-old Swiss top seed and world No. 2, who defeated that Serbian player en route to winning last year’s title, could later face two dangerous Croatians in his half of the draw, reports EFE news agency.

  • Crowning glory for Halep

    Thrilling fightback gives Simona first French Open title.

  • French Open: Simona Halep, Sloane Stephens relaxed ahead of women’s final

    Paris: World No. 1 Simona Halep and US Open defending champion Sloane Stephens maintained a relaxed mood prior to their women’s singles final at the 2018 French Open on Saturday. Halep, who is set to make her third final appearance at Roland Garros and fourth overall at Grand Slam tournaments, highlighted the experience from her previous journeys, reported Xinhua news agency.

  • It’s Halep vs Stephens

    Top seed thrashes Muguruza to fix final clash with the American who beats Keys

  • French Open: Garbine Muguruza and Simona Halep move into semifinals  

    Paris: After Angelique Kerber’s final backhand bounced out of bounds on Court Suzanne Lenglen, Simona Halep turned to her box and pointed to her head. Coming from a player whose mental strength has often been questioned, the gesture spoke volumes.

  • Djokovic, Halep on course 

    The Serbian reaches third round while World No 1 Simona overcomes disastrous start.