Maria Sharapova landed the Toray Pan Pacific Open title in Tokyo on Saturday as her final opponent Jelena Jankovic was forced to retire injured in the first set. Unseeded Russian Sharapova was leading 5-2 when Jankovic pulled out with a right wrist injury
Second seed and last year’s runner-up Andy Murray has crashed out of the U.S.Open at the fourth round stage, losing in straight sets to Croatian 16th seed Marin Cilic on Tuesday. Briton Murray, who was seeded to face holder Roger Federer in a repeat of last year’s Flushing Meadows final, looked lackluster throughout the match as Cilic comfortably reached his first grand slam quarterfinal with a 7-5 6-2 6-2 victory in two hours and eight minutes
World number two Andy Murray handily beat U.S.
Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal both crashed out of the Montreal Masters at on Friday night as the world’s top eight contested the quarte-finals at the same event for the first time in tennis history.
Fans must register online for a lottery to win tickets to the Michael Jackson memorial Tuesday at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, organizers said Friday. Third seed Murray was hoping to become the first British man to win the tournament since Fred Perry in 1936, but he was eventually out-gunned by an inspired Roddick who went through 6-4 4-6 7-6 7-6. Roddick will now face Roger Federer, who has beaten him in their two previous Wimbledon final meetings — in 2004 and 2005.
Second seed Andy Roddick is forced to retire with an ankle injury during the first set of his Queen’s Club semifinal against fellow-American James Blake, meaning he misses out on a final showdown against British top seed Andy Murray. Roddick, who was bidding for a record fifth title at the London grass-court tournament, injured his right ankle when he slipped at the back of the court in the fourth game of the first set.
Andy Roddick continued his winning run to end world No. 3 Novak Djokovic’s title defense at the Indian Wells Masters Series event in California and set up a semifinal with world No. 1 Rafael Nadal