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March 22, 2018 3:05 PM Malaysia drawn with Denmark for Thomas Cup Finals

Malaysia have been drawn in Group D together with Denmark, Russia and Algeria. — Reuters picKUALA LUMPUR, March 22 — Defending champions Denmark would be Malaysia’s main obstacle in the group stages of the Thomas Cup Finals. In the 2018 Thomas and Uber Cup draw ceremony held at Arnoma Grand Hotel in Bangkok, tonight, Malaysia have been drawn in Group 6

March 21, 2018 10:46 PM Johnson, McIlroy upset in WGC Match Play openers

Johnson was spent spinning to a 3 & 1 defeat in his opening group game against Austria’s Bernd Wiesberger. ― Reuters picAUSTIN, March 22 ― World number one Dustin Johnson and in-form Rory McIlroy suffered shock losses as the World Golf Championship Dell Technologies Match Play opened with a string of upsets yesterday. Defending champion Johnson was spent 5

March 16, 2018 7:10 AM EU palm oil move can result in retaliation: Mah

PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia will take all necessary steps to protect its palm oil industry and the 650,000 oil palm smallholders, including retaliating against the European Union (EU) if it were to pass a proposal to ban palm oil in biofuel beginning 2021. Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister Datuk Seri Mah Siew Keong said he would not rule out Malaysia 20

March 15, 2018 10:19 AM Chong Wei eases past Coelho at All England Open

Lee is the top seed following the withdrawal of Viktor Axelsen. — AFP picLONDON, March 15 ― China’s Lin Dan and Malaysia’s Lee Chong Wei eased through their opening matches at the All England Open but women’s third seed Ratchanok Intanon crashed out. Two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan talked up how much the tournament meant to him after beating Denmark’s 8

March 13, 2018 7:40 AM Venus Williams knocks out Serena, Wozniacki marches on

INDIAN WELLS, United States: Serena Williams' return to the WTA Tour came to an abrupt end Monday as she crashed out of Indian Wells with a 6-3, 6-4 loss to her sister Venus. Venus closed out the 29th career meeting between the two on her second match point as Serena sailed a forehand long to end the third- round showdown. It was the first meeting between 18

February 22, 2018 1:08 AM Good night and good morning as Muguruza wins late Dubai duel

Elina Svitolina makes a return during her match on the second day of the WTA Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championship in February 21, 2018. — AFP picDUBAI, Feb 22 — Defending champion and top seed Elina Svitolina toiled for more than two hours to reach the Dubai quarter-finals while second seed Garbine Muguruza had to wait until 2 am to complete her opening 11

February 20, 2018 11:54 AM Muguruza would like to return to the top of the world

Muguruza said she is less stressed by her ranking now that she's been to the top and back. — Reuters picDUBAI, Feb 20 — After holding the number one ranking for a month last autumn, Dubai Championships second seed Garbine Muguruza remains keen for another taste of life at the top of the WTA. “It is important,” the Spaniard said tpday at the Aviation 14

February 15, 2018 12:00 AM Quickfire Federer two wins from oldest No 1 spot

ROTTERDAM: Roger Federer delivered a crushing 6-1, 6-2 defeat of Ruben Bemelmans in just 47 minutes on Wednesday as the Swiss star moved just two wins away from becoming the sport's oldest world number one. The 36-year-old top seed, a two-time champion at the Dutch indoor event, needs to reach the semi-finals to take back the number one spot from Rafael 10

February 4, 2018 3:55 PM Kvitova dethrones Mladenovic to claim St Petersburg’s title

Czech Republic’s Petra Kvitova beats defending champion Kristina Mladenovic of France in straight sets today to claim the St Petersburg Ladies Trophy. — Reuters picSAINT PETERSBURG, Feb 4 — Czech Petra Kvitova brushed aside defending champion Kristina Mladenovic of France in straight sets today to claim the St Petersburg Ladies Trophy, her 21st WTA crown 8

January 24, 2018 10:24 AM Kerber in Halep’s path as Wozniacki eyes first final

Germany’s Angelique Kerber celebrates after beating Madison Keys of the US at the Australian Open in Melbourne. ― Reuters picMELBOURNE, Jan 24 — Former champion Angelique Kerber is the player to beat as the Australian Open reaches the semi-finals tomorrow, while second seed Caroline Wozniacki continues her long quest for a first major. Romanian top seed Simona 17