Tennis-Noah named France Fed Cup captain
PARIS, Dec 7 France Davis Cup skipper Yannick Noah has been named the country's Fed Cup captain as well, the French tennis federation said on Wednesday.
Jan 14 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Australian Open Women's Singles Round 1 matches on Monday 13-Ana Ivanovic (Serbia) beat Melinda Czink (Hungary) 6-2 6-1 Ksenia Pervak (Kazakhstan) beat 32-Mona Barthel (Germany) 7-5 2-6 6-4 Madison Keys (U.S.) beat Casey Dellacqua (Australia) 6-4 7-6(0) Chan Yung-Jan (Taiwan) beat Daniela Hantuchova (Slovakia) 6-1 1-6 6-1 Heather Watson (Britain) beat Alexandra Cadantu (Romania) 2-6 6-3 6-2 Lucie Hradecka (Czech Republic) beat Kiki Bertens (Netherlands) 6-2 7-6(8) Stephanie Foretz Gacon (France) beat Camila Giorgi (Italy) 6-2 6-3 Vesna Dolonc (Serbia) beat Olivia Rogowska (Australia) 5-7 7-5 8-6 30-Tamira Paszek (Austria) beat Stefanie Voegele (Switzerland) 4-6 6-4 7-5 15-Dominika Cibulkova (Slovakia) beat Ashleigh Barty (Australia) 3-6 6-0 6-1 Zheng Jie (China) beat Zhang Yuxuan (China) 6-1 3-6 6-4 11-Marion Bartoli (France) beat Anabel Medina Garrigues (Spain) 6-2 6-4 Valeria Savinykh (Russia) beat Mandy Minella (Luxembourg) 7-6(4) 6-1 Irina Begu (Romania) beat Arantxa Rus (Netherlands) 6-4 6-2 Maria Joao Koehler (Portugal) beat Karin Knapp (Italy) 3-6 6-3 6-3 5-Angelique Kerber (Germany) beat Elina Svitolina (Ukraine) 6-2 6-4 Alize Cornet (France) beat Marina Erakovic (New Zealand) 7-5 6-7(3) 10-8 22-Jelena Jankovic (Serbia) beat Johanna Larsson (Sweden) 6-2 6-2 Misaki Doi (Japan) beat Petra Martic (Croatia) 6-3 6-4 23-Klara Zakopalova (Czech Republic) beat Chanelle Scheepers (South Africa) 6-1 6-2 19-Ekaterina Makarova (Russia) beat Michelle Larcher de Brito (Portugal) 6-2 7-5 Kirsten Flipkens (Belgium) beat Nina Bratchikova (Russia) 6-4 6-3 4-Agnieszka Radwanska (Poland) beat Bojana Bobusic (Australia) 7-5 6-0 9-Samantha Stosur (Australia) beat Chang Kai-Chen (Taiwan) 7-6(3) 6-3 Romina Oprandi (Switzerland) beat Tsvetana Pironkova (Bulgaria) 4-6 7-5 6-2 18-Julia Goerges (Germany) beat Vera Dushevina (Russia) 7-5 2-6 6-4 Olga Govortsova (Belarus) beat Pauline Parmentier (France) 2-6 6-3 6-2 6-Li Na (China) beat Sesil Karatantcheva (Kazakhstan) 6-1 6-3 27-Sorana Cirstea (Romania) beat Coco Vandeweghe (U.S.) 6-4 6-2 Kristyna Pliskova (Czech Republic) beat Sacha Jones (Australia) 6-3 6-2 25-Venus Williams (U.S.) beat Galina Voskoboeva (Kazakhstan) 6-1 6-0 2-Maria Sharapova (Russia) beat Olga Puchkova (Russia) 6-0 6-0
LONDON, Dec 7 MotoGP claimed a motorsport first on Wednesday by announcing a multi-year partnership with a company that monitors betting patterns for signs of fraud.
BELGRADE, Dec 7 Novak Djokovic lost his momentum in the second half of last season and was toppled as the world number one by Andy Murray because his work-rate dropped, the Serbian's former coach Boris Becker said on Wednesday.