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22 September 2018 4:16 PM Top seed Thiem to face Klizan in St Petersburg final

Saint Petersburg - Top seed Dominic Thiem beat Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut in straight sets on Saturday to set up a St Petersburg Open final against Slovakia's Martin Klizan. Thiem, ranked eighth in the world, claimed his first win over the 30-year-old Bautista Agut, 6-4, 6-3, in their fourth meeting. Klizan, the 2012 champion, battled back from a set down to beat Swiss 26

21 September 2018 5:22 PM Wawrinka dethrones Dzumhur to reach St Petersburg semis

Saint Petersburg - Stan Wawrinka beat last year's St Petersburg champion Damir Dzumhur in straight sets to reach the semi-finals on Friday. The 33-year-old Swiss wild card beat the Bosnian, who was seeded sixth, 6-3, 6-4 in one hour and 11 minutes to level their head-to-head record at one all. "The level of my play was good today and the win makes me feel positive 27

14 September 2018 12:06 PM JUST IN: Court sets aside Nedlac decision on Solidarity strike

The South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg has ruled against a decision by the National Economic Development and Labour Coucil (Nedlac) to refuse an application by trade union Solidarity for all its 180 000 members to go on strike countrywide in protest against a black economic empowerment share scheme impacting some of its members at Sasol. While 115

06 September 2018 4:15 AM What if you could claim overtime for work done while commuting?

In Norway the time used by employees to do work while they were commuting to or from work is recognised as part of the work day, but this is, however, not the case in South Africa, according to attorney Tzvi Brivik of Malcolm Lyons and Brivik. This is despite the fact that employees use the commute to work by either replying to emails or planning for their 46

04 September 2018 11:36 AM Woakes, Pope named in England squad for final Test

London - Chris Woakes and Ollie Pope have been included in the England squad for the final Test against India as Alastair Cook prepares for his international farewell at The Oval. Warwickshire all-rounder Woakes and Surrey batsman Pope are added to group that will prepare for the fifth Test that starts on Friday in London. England wrapped up a 3-1 series 32

02 September 2018 5:56 PM Kevin Anderson crashes out of US Open

New York - South Africa’s Kevin Anderson crashed out of the US Open on Sunday after losing to Austria’s Dominic Thiem in the round of 16. The ninth-seeded Thiem won in straight sets, 7-5 6-2, 7-6 (7/2) in two hours and 36 minutes. Fifth-seed Anderson, who reached last year's final, headed into the encounter with a 6-1 win-record against Thiem but came unstuck 37

01 September 2018 5:08 AM Nadal survives scare to reach US Open last 16

New York - World number one and defending champion Rafael Nadal came back from a set and break down to defeat big-hitting Karen Khachanov 5-7, 7-5, 7-6 (9/7), 7-6 (7/3) and reach the US Open fourth round on Friday. The top seeded Spaniard triumphed after an epic 4 hour 23 minute struggle on Arthur Ashe Stadium in a match where the 22-year-old Khachanov 37

31 August 2018 5:26 AM Sharapova closes out Cirstea to advance at US Open

New York - Maria Sharapova thwarted a second-set comeback bid by Sorana Cirstea, beating the Romanian 6-2, 7-5 on Thursday to reach the third round of the US Open. Sharapova, the 2006 champion at Flushing Meadows, coughed up 10 double faults as she got off to a slow start on Arthur Ashe Stadium. But she improved to 21-0 in night matches at the tournament 34

30 August 2018 7:17 PM WATCH: Tennis umpire tells bad boy Kyrgios to try harder

New York - Nick Kyrgios was told to try harder at the US Open on Thursday - by a frustrated umpire who controversially climbed out of his chair to give the Australian a pep talk. Kyrgios was a set and 0-3 down to Frenchman Pierre-Hugues Herbert on Court 17 when umpire Mohamed Lahyani lost patience with the under-performing 30th seed. "I want to help you," Lahyani 27

30 August 2018 6:25 AM Murray mistaken in heat-rule rant

New York - Andy Murray was plenty steamed on Wednesday at the idea that US Open officials weren't enforcing their extreme heat rules effectively, but Fernando Verdasco said he could just chill out. Murray and Verdasco availed themselves of the policy allowing players a 10-minute heat break in matches pushed beyond straight sets, Murray heading for a cold shower 28