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13-Apr-2019 New Delhi

Indian women empowered, but a lot more needed : Sania Mirza

Ace tennis player Sania Mirza feels India has made significant improvement in empowering women but there is sill more to be accomplished.Gracing the 35th Annual session of the FICCI Ladies Organisation (FLO), here on Saturday, Sania said, "In India we have...

12-Apr-2019 New Delhi

India needs more role models in tennis: Justine Henin

Tennis might not be the most popular sport in the country, but former World No. 1 Justine Henin wants to change that and create a sense of love for the game when she visits India later this the month.The winner of seven Grand Slam singles titles will be in...

01-Feb-2019 Kolkata

Davis Cup: We failed to take our chances : Mahesh Bhupathi

Not ruling themselves out even after falling behind 0-2, captain Mahesh Bhupathi on Friday said India paid the price for not making the most of the opportunities in their first singles rubber against former champions Italy in the Davis Cup World Group qualifier...

01-Feb-2019 Kolkata

Davis Cup : Superior Italy push India to brink with 2-0 lead

Former champions Italy pushed India to the brink of elimination by winning the singles rubbers to take a 2-0 lead into the final day of the Davis Cup Qualifiers at the Calcutta South Club here Friday.Experienced Andreas Seppi first made short work of India's...

27-Jan-2019 Kolkata

Prajnesh, Ramkumar need to believe in their ability : Mahesh Bhupathi

Indian tennis legend Mahesh Bhupathi, who is the non-playing captain of the Davis Cup team to take on Italy in the World Group qualifiers, has high hopes from his singles' players Prajnesh Gunneswaran and Ramkumar Ramanthan."We are not focused on the doubles....

21-Jan-2019 Melbourne

Serena Williams outlasts Halep in epic battle in Australian Open

Serena Williams of the US advanced to the quarterfinals of the Australian Open on Monday after a hard-fought 6-1, 4-6, 6-4 victory over Romanian world No 1 Simona Halep.The 37-year-old shone at the Rod Laver Arena to again demonstrate her remarkable longevity...

16-Jan-2019 Melbourne

Roger Federer overpowers Evans in round 2 of Australian Open

Two-time defending champion Roger Federer overpowered British qualifier Dan Evans in a hard fought game on Wednesday to reach the third round of the Australian Open.The Swiss player, a winner of 20 major singles titles and six-time Australian Open champion, beat...

14-Jan-2019 Madrid

Simona Halep remains on top of world tennis rankings

Romania's Simona Halep continued to lead the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) rankings released on Monday with 6,642 points, followed by Germany's Angelique Kerber.Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark remained in the third spot in this week's rankings, ahead of Japan's...

14-Jan-2019 Melbourne

Rafael Nadal defeats Duckworth in straight sets at Australian Open

Spain's Rafael Nadal defeated Australian wild card entry James Duckworth 6-4, 6-3, 7-5, in the first round of the Australian Open here on Monday.Nadal, who won the title in 2009, completed the match against the 238th-ranked Duckworth, four months after his last...

11-Jan-2019 New Delhi

2020 Tokyo Olympics seems a realistic possibility: Sania Mirza

For Sania Mirza, becoming a mother has been "the most eventful thing" in her life, but she is now working on getting herself back on the tennis court. The tennis star says playing at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics seems like a realistic goal, but she doesn't want...

11-Jan-2019 Melbourne

Anday Murray announces retirement plans

Three-time Grand Slam winner Andy Murray on Friday announced that he he plans to retire after this year's Wimbledon but fears next week's Australian Open could be the final tournament of his career.Murray, who is struggling to recover from a hip surgery, was in...

07-Jan-2019 Madrid

Novak Djokovic tops first 2019 ATP rankings

Serbia's Novak Djokovic led the way in the first men's Association of Tennis Professionals world singles rankings of the year released on Monday, with Spain's Rafael Nadal in second place.Freshly crowned Hopman Cup champion Roger Federer of Switzerland remained...

29-Dec-2018 Abu Dhabi

Rafael Nadal to skip 3rd-place match at Mubadala

Spanish tennis great Rafael Nadal has said that he will skip the match for third place at the Mubadala World Tennis Championship as a precaution.The 32-year-old Nadal returned to the court here on Friday for the first time since injury forced him to retire from...

28-Dec-2018 Abu Dhabi

Venus Williams beats sister Serena in exhibition match

Venus Williams prevailed over younger sister Serena 4-6, 6-3, 10-8 in an exhibition match at the Mubadala World Tennis Championship.Serena, 37, broke 38-year-old Venus' serve twice to win the first set, but faltered in the second, dropping three service games...

18-Nov-2018 London

Novak Djokovic routs Anderson to reach ATP Finals championship match

Serbian World No. 1 Novak Djokovic brushed aside Kevin Anderson 6-2, 6-2 here to reach the championship match of the ATP Finals, giving himself the chance to play for a record-tying sixth title at tennis' elite season-ending event.The 14-time Grand Slam champion...

14-Nov-2018 London

Roger Federer routs Thiem to keep chances alive at ATP Finals

Swiss great Roger Federer bounced back quickly from a disappointing loss at the ATP Finals, brushing aside Dominic Thiem 6-2, 6-3 here to keep his hopes alive at this elite, year-end event.Two days after a surprising 7-6 (7-4) 6-3 loss Sunday to Japan's Kei...

12-Nov-2018 Madrid

Novak Djokovic continues to lead ATP rankings

Serbian star Novak Djokovic has maintained the No.1 spot in the men's Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) world singles rankings released on Monday with 8,045 points.Djokovic snatched the top spot from Spanish tennis great Rafael Nadal after his retirement...

05-Nov-2018 Madrid

Rose regains top spot World Golf Rankings

English golfer Justin Rose regained the No. 1 spot in the World Golf Rankings released Monday.Rose, 38, successfully defended the Turkish Open title on Sunday after defeating Li Haotong of China in a playoff, who climbed eight places to World No. 42, reports...

05-Nov-2018 Madrid

Novak Djokovic snatches Nadal's ATP top spot

Serbia's Novak Djokovic snatched the top spot of the men's Association of Tennis Professionals world singles rankings released on Monday from Spanish tennis great Rafael Nadal, now World No. 2.Djokovic had secured World No. 1, following Nadal's retirement from...

05-Nov-2018 Madrid

Simona Halep remains on top of world tennis rankings

Romania's Simona Halep continued to lead the Women's Tennis Association rankings released on Monday with 6,921 points, followed by Germany's Angelique Kerber.Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark remained in her third place in this week's unchanged top 10, ahead of Ukraine's...

29-Oct-2018 Madrid

Rafael Nadal continues to lead ATP rankings

Spain's Rafael Nadal retained his number one spot in the men's Association of Tennis Professionals world singles rankings released on Monday with 7,660 points, while Serbia's Novak Djokovic came in second.Roger Federer of Switzerland remained in the third spot...

29-Oct-2018 Madrid

Simona Halep stays atop world tennis rankings

Romania's Simona Halep maintained the No. 1 spot in the Women's Tennis Association rankings released on Monday with 6,921 Points, ahead of Germany's Angelique Kerber.Elina Svitolina of Ukraine climbed three spots after prevailing over Sloane Stephens of the United...

22-Oct-2018 Madrid

Simona Halep retains No.1 WTA ranking

Simona Halep of Romania maintained the world No.1 spot in the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) rankings released on Monday, despite the herniated disc back injury that has forced her to miss the WTA Finals, the eight-player, season-ending event currently being...

22-Oct-2018 Madrid

Rafael Nadal stays atop ATP rankings

Spain's Rafael Nadal retained the number one spot in the men's Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) world singles rankings released on Monday with 7,660 points, while Serbia's Novak Djokovic came in second.Roger Federer of Switzerland remained in the third...

15-Oct-2018 Madrid

Simona Halep secures year-end No.1 WTA ranking for 2nd year in a row

Romanian tennis star Simona Halep secured the year-end world No. 1 spot in the WTA rankings for the second year in a row, the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) announced on Monday.The triumph was bittersweet for Halep, 27, as she had announced on October 2 that...

09-Oct-2018 Shanghai

Roger Federer stresses importance of integrity in tennis

Swiss player Roger Federer on Tuesday highlighted the importance of maintaining integrity within tennis, a few days after Spain's Fernando Verdasco caused a controversy after shouting at a ball boy.In a video released a few days ago, Verdasco can be seen losing...

08-Oct-2018 Madrid

Rafael Nadal stays top of ATP rankings

Spain's Rafael Nadal continued to lead the men's Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) world singles rankings released on Monday with 8,260 points, ahead of Switzerland's Roger Federer.This week's top 10 remained unchanged except for Kevin Anderson of South...

26-Sep-2018 New Delhi

Pregnancy empowers you, doesn't make you handicapped: Sania Mirza

She was at the peak of her career when she decided to step into motherhood, but tennis star Sania Mirza, who is due to deliver next month, always believed in moving forward in her life.For her, pregnancy doesn't mean taking things away from "what you are...

17-Sep-2018 Madrid

Rafael Nadal maintains ATP rankings top spot

Spain's Rafael Nadal maintained the No. 1 spot in the men's Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) world singles rankings released on Monday with 8,760 points, ahead of Switzerland's Roger Federer.The Spaniard continued to lead the rankings despite his forced...

10-Sep-2018 Madrid

Rafael Nadal stays atop ATP rankings, Djokovic jumps to 3rd

With 8,760 points, Spain's Rafael Nadal remained in the No.1 spot in the Association of Tennis Professionals' (ATP) men's world singles rankings released on Monday, ahead of Switzerland's Roger Federer.Serbia's Novak Djokovic jumped three spots to third after...

10-Sep-2018 Madrid

Simona Halep stays No. 1 in world tennis rankings, Osaka enters top 10

Romania's Simona Halep continued to lead Women's Tennis Association (WTA) rankings released on Monday, ahead of Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki.Japanese tennis player Naomi Osaka rocketed 12 spots to the seventh after claiming the US Open title on Saturday, defeating...

10-Sep-2018 New York

Serena Williams fined for violating tennis code of conduct

Tennis star Serena Williams has been fined $17,000 by the organizers of the US Open for committing three violations of the code of conduct during the second set of the women's final, which she lost on the weekend to Japan's Naomi Osaka 6-2, 6-4.Williams was...

10-Sep-2018 New York

Novak Djokovic wins third US Open men's singles title

Novak Djokovic of Serbia has defeated the third seed Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina in straight sets to claim his third US Open men's singles title.Djokovic, the sixth seed, tamed the Argentine big artillery 6-3, 7-6 (4), 6-3 in three hours and 15 minutes,...

07-Sep-2018 New York

Serena Williams beats Sevastova, reaches US Open final

Serena Williams has entered the US Open final for the ninth time in Flushing Meadows. She defeated Latvian Anastasija Sevastova in the semifinals in two sets, 6-3 and 6-0.In the Arthur Ashe Stadium on Thursday, the central court in Flushing Meadows, Williams...

03-Sep-2018 Mumbai

Sania Mirza's tennis dream

Ace Indian player Sania Mirza says she wants to give back to the world through tennis.She has been honoured by Sony YAY! as part of their flagship Teachers' Day initiative 'Heroes Behind The Heroes'. The initiative honours and recognises the hard work put...

22-Aug-2018 Palembang (Indonesia)

Asiad 2018: Tennis stars ensure two medals

India ensured two medals from tennis courts with the men's doubles team of Rohan Bopanna and Divij Sharan and womens' singles player Ankita Raina entering the semi-finals of their respective categories at the 18th Asian Games here on Wednesday.Bopanna and...

12-Aug-2018 Montreal

Simona Halep routs Barty to reach Montreal final

Top-ranked Romanian Simona Halep brushed aside surprise semi-finalist Ashleigh Barty 6-4, 6-1 to reach the final of the Rogers Cup here.Halep, on Saturday, was too solid from the baseline for the Australian, who found herself under constant pressure from the Romanian's...

10-Aug-2018 Toronto

Rafael Nadal eliminates Stan Wawrinka at Toronto Masters

Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal has asserted his authority on court and defeated Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka 7-5, 7-6(4) in the Round of 16 at the Masters 1000 in Toronto.Nadal, however, had to dig deep to control the game as after winning the first set, Wawrinka...

06-Aug-2018 Madrid

Rafael Nadal maintains 1st spot in ATP rankings

Spain's Rafael Nadal continued to lead the men's Association of Tennis Professionals world singles rankings released on Monday with 9,310 average points, ahead of Switzerland's Roger Federer.Top-10 players are holding on to their positions except for South Africa's...

06-Aug-2018 Madrid

Simona Halep remains on top of WTA rankings

Romania's Simona Halep continued to lead the Women's Tennis Association rankings released on Monday with 7,511 points, followed by Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki.Sloane Stephens of the United States came third, followed by Germany's Angelique Kerber and Ukraine's...

30-Jul-2018 London

Serena Williams rises even as WTA top-10 chart remains unchanged

American great Serena Williams, who finished runner-up at the recently-held Wimbledon tennis Championship, rose a spot to No.26 in the latest Women's Tennis Association (WTA) rankings, released on Monday.Romania's Simona Halep maintained the world No.1 spot,...

27-Jul-2018 Dubai

Sania Mirza sets sights on 2020 Olympics

Out of action for a long period with a chronic knee injury and now her first pregnancy, ace Indian player Sania Mirza is hopeful of hitting the tennis court for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.In a recent interview to Gulf News, former Doubles World No.1 Sania,...

25-Jul-2018 Mallorca (Spain)

Winning all matches not his aim, lives for competition : Rafael Nadal

Spanish tennis great and current world No.1 Rafael Nadal said on Wednesday that throughout his career, he has been driven by the thrill of the competition rather than a desire to win 100 per cent of his matches.On Wednesday, the 17-time Grand Slam champion presented...

10-Jul-2018

It was my dream to beat top ranking players : Manika Batra

India's star tennis player, Manika Batra's life has changed forever after she defeated world number four, Feng Tianwei as well as Zhou Yihan, in the finals of the Commonwealth Games this year. The 22-year-old ace table tennis player who brought home the historic...

11-Jun-2018 Paris

Tennis important but not everything : Rafael Nadal

After lifting his record-extending 11th title the French Open, Spanish great Rafael Nadal stayed positive about his future, insisting that tennis is undoubtedly an important part of his life but not everything.With his 17th major title on Sunday, Nadal, 32,...

10-Jun-2018 Paris

Rafael Nadal clinches 11th French Open title

Rafael Nadal of Spain powered past Austrian Dominic Thiem in straight sets to clinch his record-extending 11th men's singles title at the French Open tennis championships here on Sunday.Following his 6-4, 6-3, 6-2 victory, Nadal became the second player in...

26-May-2018 New Delhi

Sania Mirza looks forward to her comeback

Tennis ace Sania Mirza is thrilled to feature on the ESPN's World Fame 100 list for 2018, and says it motivates her work hard and achieve more."I am thrilled and excited to be with along side such great athletes of the world and obviously honoured," Sania said...

21-May-2018 New Delhi

Nothing official yet : Sania Mirza on biopic

Tennis ace Sania Mirza says nothing has been finalised yet about a biopic on her life.There have been talks about a film being made on her life and there was also buzz that Rohit Shetty would be helming the project.Asked about it, Sania told IANS over phone:...

06-May-2018 Madrid

Simona Halep crushes Ekaterina Makarova in Madrid Open 1st round

Romanian tennis player Simona Halep, World No.1, on Sunday started her run to defend the Madrid Open title by crushing Russia's Ekaterina Makarova 6-1, 6-0.Halep, who is seeking her third Madrid title in a row, needed only 51 minutes to beat Makarova, World No.32,...

09-Apr-2018 Madrid

Rafael Nadal maintains top spot at ATP rankings

Spain's Rafael Nadal maintained the top spot in the men's Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) World singles rankings, released on Monday.Last week, Nadal dethroned Switzerland's Roger Federer, a 20-time Grand Slam champion, who fell to second place following...

09-Apr-2018 Madrid

Simona Halep stays atop WTA rankings

Romania's Simona Halep continues to lead the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) rankings released on Monday.The 26-year-old was followed by Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki, while Spain's Garbiñe Muguruza is at the third place, reports Efe.The rankings remained unchanged...

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