Lorenzi, 34, becomes oldest first-time ATP champion

Kitzbühel (Austria) (AFP) - Italy's Paolo Lorenzi became the oldest first-time winner on the ATP World Tour by defeating Georgia's Nikoloz Basilashvili 6-3, 6-4 in the Kitzbuhel final on Saturday.

Venus Williams books WTA Stanford semi-final

San Francisco (AFP) - Top-seeded Venus Williams booked her semi-final berth at the WTA hardcourt tournament in Stanford, California, with a 6-4, 6-1 victory over 17-year-old wild card CiCi Bellis.


Cibulkova advances to quarters at Stanford tennis

San Francisco (AFP) - Dominika Cibulkova, who was playing her first match since reaching the quarter-finals of Wimbledon, defeated Urszula Radwanska 7-6 (7/3), 6-3 in her opening match at the WTA …


Venus Williams pulls out three set win at Stanford

San Francisco (AFP) - Top seed Venus Williams fended off a spirited challenge in her opening match against world No. 87 Magda Linette at the WTA Tour's Stanford tournament Wednesday as she needed …


Federer to play in Hopman Cup

Perth (Australia) (AFP) - Seventeen-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer will play for Switzerland in the mixed-team Hopman Cup in Perth early next year, organisers said on Thursday.


Melzer v Melzer in Kitzbuhel tennis tournament

Kitzbühel (Austria) (AFP) - Austrian veteran Jurgen Melzer defeated a top 10 opponent for the first time in five years on Wednesday with a 6-3, 7-5 victory over top seeded compatriot Dominic Thiem …