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Tennis: Federer beat Machado on Davis Cup return

BERNE: Roger Federer came from a set behind to beat feisty Portuguese Rui Machado, ranked 90 places below him, as he made his Davis Cup return for Switzerland after an absence of nearly two years on Friday.Federer, playing in front of a crowd which produced the occasional yodel but where cow bells were noticeably absent,…

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July 9, 2011

 

Tennis: Lopez win lifts Spain over US in Davis Cup

AUSTIN: Spain seized the lead in a Davis Cup quarter-final tie against the United States when Feliciano Lopez outlasted eighth-ranked Mardy Fish for a five-set singles victory.In a four-hour showdown on Friday that featured a combined 64 aces, Fish twice denied the Spaniard on match point in the fifth set before Lopez escaped with a…

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July 9, 2011

 

PTF to name Islamabad Tennis Complex after Asiam Qureshi

Staff Report ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tennis Federation (PTF) has decided to name Islamabad Tennis Complex after Aisam ul Haq Qureshi. The Pakistani star made the country proud by qualifying for finals of mixed and men’s doubles at US Open early this year. Paying tribute to Qureshi for his achievement in the field of Tennis, PTF has…

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July 3, 2011

 

Tennis: Defeated Murray vows to try harder

LONDON: Andy Murray vowed to work harder than ever to break his Grand Slam duck after his latest attempt to end Britain's 75-year wait for a Wimbledon champion ended in bitter defeat.The world number four had his fans daring to dream of victory on Friday after surging into a one-set lead against Rafael Nadal before…

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July 2, 2011

 

Tennis: Wimbledon fever rises for men's semi-finals

LONDON: Wimbledon's Center Court will be packed to the rafters later on Friday when defending champion Rafa Nadal takes on local hope Andy Murray in their eagerly-awaited Wimbledon semi-final.Second-seeded Serb Novak Djokovic battles France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the first last-four clash with the Serb extra wary after the number 12 seed upset six-times champion Roger…

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July 1, 2011

 

Tennis: Sharapova, Kvitova in Wimbledon final

LONDON: Maria Sharapova, the rejuvenated glamour girl of women's tennis, will take on low-profile Czech player Petra Kvitova in the Wimbledon title showdown after two scrappy semi-finals on Thursday.Russian fifth seed Sharapova, the 2004 champion, outgunned German wildcard Sabine Lisicki 6-4, 6-3 while eighth-seeded Kvitova reached her first Grand Slam final with a 6-1, 3-6,…

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July 1, 2011

 

Tennis: Sharapova, Azarenka close on noisy final

LONDON: Maria Sharapova and Victoria Azarenka will ratchet up the decibel levels later on Thursday when two of the loudest women players on tour look to win their Wimbledon last-four encounters and set up a noisy final.Fourth seed Azarenka of Belarus, whose wailing during matches has upset the All England club, meets Czech Petra Kvitova…

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June 30, 2011

 

Pak. tennis team for Davis Cup

Hassan Nasir shares with us details of Pakistani tennis team heading for Davis Cup.

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June 27, 2011

 

Tennis: China's Peng Shuai advances in French Open

LONDON: Chinese number two Peng Shuai said Li Na's breakthrough French Open win had ramped up the interest in Chinese tennis — and the pressure.While the focus was initially on world number four Li at Wimbledon, Peng has outlasted her compatriots at the All England Club and said she was happy to fly the flag…

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June 25, 2011

 

Tennis: Li advances into Wimbledon second round

LONDON: China's French Open champion Li Na reached the second round at Wimbledon on Tuesday with a comfortable 6-3, 6-3 win over Russia's Alla Kudryavtseva.Third seed Li, the first Asian to win a Grand Slam singles title in Paris, next faces either Germany's Sabine Lisicki or Anastasija Sevastova for a place in the last 32.”It…

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June 22, 2011

 

Tennis: Serena’s comeback; stars advance in Wimbledon

LONDON: Defending champion Serena Williams broke down in tears as she made an emotional Wimbledon return on Tuesday while Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Maria Sharapova barely broke sweat.Four-time winner Williams, watched by US pop superstar Diana Ross and England's Ashes-winning cricketers in the Royal Box, battled past Frenchwoman Aravane Rezai 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 in…

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June 22, 2011

 

Tennis: Seppi beats Tipsarevic, wins ATP title

LONDON: Unseeded Italian Andreas Seppi won the first ATP title of his career in extraordinary circumstances on Saturday when Serbian opponent Janko Tipsarevic retired hurt in a rain-interrupted Eastbourne International final.Seppi won 7-6 3-6 5-3 after two hours 35 minutes when the third seed retired after injuring his leg following a tumble on the greasy…

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June 18, 2011

 

Tennis: Rain washes out play at Eastbourne

LONDON: Competitors at the Eastbourne International will have to play back-to-back semi-final and final matches on Saturday after persistent rain washed out play at the Wimbledon warm-up event on Friday.Australian seventh seed Samantha Stosur and France's Marion Bartoli, seeded sixth, never made it out of the locker room at a wet and windy Devonshire Park….

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June 17, 2011

 

Tennis: Djokovic bids to put the frighteners on Nadal

PARIS: Novak Djokovic meets Victor Hanescu in the French Open second round on Wednesday aiming to prove to stuttering rival Rafael Nadal that he is ready to steal his crown.Top seed Nadal, bidding for a sixth Roland Garros title in seven years, endured his first five-set match on the Paris clay on Tuesday when he…

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May 25, 2011

 

Tennis star Mirza happy to put injury woes behind her

PARIS: Indian star Sania Mirza made a winning return to the French Open on Monday and said she was simply happy to be playing again after missing last year's event with a career-threatening wrist injury.The 24-year-old world number 72 comfortably beat Germany's Kristina Barrois 6-3, 6-3 in the first round to set up an encounter…

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May 23, 2011

 

First tennis academy inaugurated in Peshawar

Staff ReportPESHAWAR: A new tennis academy has been inaugurated in Peshawar to groom young emerging players, SAMAA reported on Monday. The tennis academy was opened by MPA Ateef-ur-Rehman at Qayyum Stadium today. In the first phase, 40 players would be picked up for professional training in the supervision of experienced coaches and automatic machine. Khyber…

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May 9, 2011

 

Women table tennis championship

Bushra Butt sheds light on the 48th National Table Tennis Championship in Peshawar and shows us top woman players in action.

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March 24, 2011

 

Table tennis – SAMAA VIDEO

Ubaid Awan from Karachi reports on the present condition of the National Table Tennis team. (October 14, 2010)

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October 14, 2010

 

Pak tennis, squash players win opening matches at Commonwealth 2010

Staff Report NEW DELHI: Pakistan’s tennis star Aisam-ul-Haq, and squash player Farhan Mehboob have won their opening matches at the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi on Monday. Aisam defeated Mogabe of Uganda with straight sets; the Pakistani star won the match by 6-2 and 6-5. Farhan Mehboob defeated Samuel of Uganda by 3-0 in a…

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October 4, 2010

 

Pakistan fetes Grand Slam tennis star Aisam

LAHORE: Fans, relatives and tennis officials gave Pakistan's first Grand Slam finalist a hero's homecoming on Wednesday, hailing him a peacemaker and a role model. Government and Pakistan Tennis Federation (PTF) officials draped Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi with garlands as fans chanted “long live Aisam” and “our new hero.” Qureshi, 30, fell short of winning Pakistan's first…

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September 16, 2010

 

New Zealand rally to beat Pakistan in tennis

WELLINGTON: Novice Austen Childs clinched the final match in the reverse singles as New Zealand came from behind to beat Pakistan 3-2 in their Asia/Ocean Group II Davis Cup semi-final match on Sunday. The 21-year-old made his Davis Cup debut in the deciding rubber and pulled off a 6-1, 6-3, 6-3 win over Aqeel Khan….

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July 11, 2010

 
 
 
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