Agassi debuts in defeat

Eight-time Grand Slam champion Agassi – making his IPTL debut as the inaugural competition passed through Singapore for the first of three days??- opened the show in a legend’s match against Australia’s Mark Philippoussis but was beaten 6-3.

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Treat Huey got Singapore off the mark with a 6-4 win over Lleyton Hewitt and Tomas Berdych. and Tsonga repeated the trick by beating Berdych in the singles.

World No 1 Williams teamed with teenage sensation Nick Krygios in something of a dream team for the Slammers but they slipped to a 6-3 defeat to Kirsten Flipkens and Daniel Nestor.

Under the rules of the competition – where results are decided by the number of games won by a team after five one-set matches – Williams needed to win seven straight games against Flipkens but could only win 6-5.

Clean sweep

The Indian Aces stretched their lead at the top by thrashing UAE Royals 30-11??

Ana Ivanovic gave them a 6-2 start over Kristina Mladenovic before Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna won the doubles over Mladenovic and Nenad Zimonjic.

Gael Monfils and Fabrice Santoro thrashed Malek Jaziri and Zimonjic in a pair of singles encounters before Monfils and Bopanna wrapped up a routine victory with a 6-1 doubles win over Zimonjic and Marin Cilic.

The Aces remain top with 16 points, five ahead of the Royals and Mavericks. The Slammers are bottom with six.