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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...

25-Mar-2018 Miami

Miami spectators threatened my family, Wozniacki claims

Danish woman tennis player Caroline Wozniacki has denounced "threats" by spectators during the second round match of the Premier Mandatory of Miami against Puerto Rican Mónica Puig."People in the public threatened my family, they wanted my father and mother...

19-Mar-2018 Madrid

Roger Federer stays atop ATP rankings, Del Potro 6th

Switzerland's Roger Federer remained in the number one spot in the men's Association of Tennis Professionals world singles rankings released on Monday with 9,660 points.Argentina's Juan Martin Del Potro jumped to sixth place after he stunned Federer 6-4, 6-7 (8),...

14-Mar-2018 Indian Wells (US)

Simona Halep beats Wang to reach BNP Paribas quarters

Top-seeded Simona Halep cruised past Wang Qiang of China in the fourth round of the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament here.The world number one emerged on top of a tight first set and rolled through the second over the course of a 7-5, 6-1 defeat of Wang on Tuesday,...

13-Mar-2018 Indian Wells (US)

Roger Federer reaches Indian Wells last 16 in 58 minutes

World number one Roger Federer of Switzerland reached the round of 16 at the Indian Wells' Masters 1000 tournament, easily winning against Serbia's Filip Krajinovic, the 25th seed, in straight sets in 58 minutes.Federer, five times winner of this tournament...

13-Mar-2018 Indian Wells (US)

Venus Williams defeats sister Serena Williams

Venus Williams beat sister Serena 6-3, 6-4 in one hour and 27 minutes on Tuesday to reach the round of 16 in the Indian Wells tennis tournament, where she will now play against Latvia's Anastasija Sevastova.The elder Williams sister reached the pre-quarterfinals...

13-Mar-2018 Indian Wells (US)

Caroline Wozniacki wins third round against Sasnovich at Indian Wells

Second seed Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark earned a hard fought win against Aliaksandra Sasnovich of Belarus in three sets to reach the pre-quarterfinals of the Indian Wells tennis tournament.World no. 2 Wozniacki defeated Sasnovich -- 49th in WTA rankings 6-4,...

12-Mar-2018 Indian Wells (US)

Roger Federer, Cilic, Del Potro advance in Indian Wells, Djokovic out

Reigning World No.1 Roger Federer of Switzerland completed his match against Argentina's Federico Delbonis, suspended a day earlier, and advanced to the third round of the Indian Wells tennis tournament with a 6-3, 7-6(6) win.The Federer-Delbonis match was suspended...

11-Mar-2018 Indian Wells (US)

Serena Williams continues to win in BNP Paribas Open

The comeback of Serena Williams, 36, continued with a victory over world No. 29 Kiki Bertens at the BNP Paribas Open here.Fourteen months after her last tournament, the 23-time Grand Slam champion has won her second match of the WTA Premier Mandatory event...

05-Mar-2018 Madrid

Roger Federer stays atop ATP rankings

Switzerland's Roger Federer remained at the number one spot with 10,060 points, exactly 600 points ahead of World No.2 Rafael Nadal of Spain, in the men's Association of Tennis Professionals world singles rankings released on Monday.Last month, the 20-time Grand Slam...

05-Mar-2018 Madrid

Simona Halep continues to lead WTA rankings

Simona Halep of Romania continued to lead the Women's Tennis Association rankings released on Monday for the second consecutive week, ahead of Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki.Wozniacki, who maintained the first position for four weeks following her victory at...

19-Feb-2018 Madrid

Roger Federer claims top spot, becomes oldest ever ATP World No. 1

Switzerland's Roger Federer became the oldest ever World No. 1 in the men's Association of Tennis Professionals world singles rankings released on Monday after his victory at the Rotterdam Open.Unseating Spain's Rafael Nadal, the 36-year-old reclaimed the top spot...

13-Feb-2018 New Delhi

Sania Mirza rues lack of proper tennis infrastructure

For the better part of the past one-and-a-half-decades, she has been the undisputed queen of Indian women's tennis, but the former doubles World No.1 Sania Mirza on Tuesday blamed the lack of proper sporting infrastructure in the country for the failure...

13-Feb-2018 New Delhi

Sania Mirza highlights importance of health insurance

Former doubles World No.1 tennis star Sania Mirza on Tuesday highlighted the benefits of investing in insurance after becoming the first customer of India's leading health insurance company Max Bupa's new plan GoActive."We have all heard multiple instances...

12-Feb-2018 Bucharest

Simona Halep reaches sponsorship deal with Nike

World No. 2 tennis player Simona Halep of Romania on Monday confirmed she has signed a sponsorship agreement with US athletic apparel giant Nike.The deal between Nike and the former world No. 1, who competed in the Australian Open without a sponsor, is to...

12-Feb-2018 Madrid

Rafael Nadal stays atop ATP rankings, Federer aims to overtake

Rafael Nadal continued to hold the top spot in the men's Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) world singles rankings, released on Monday, while Switzerland's Roger Federer maintained a close second with a chance to overtake the injured Spaniard.To dethrone...

08-Feb-2018 New Delhi

Fed Cup: Ankita Raina helps India draw level vs Kazakhstan

Ankita Raina battled past Yulia Putintseva in a hard fought singles encounter to help India draw level at 1-1 against Kazakhstan in their Pool A tie of the Federation Cup tennis tournament here on Thursday.Ankita battled medical issues and a tough fightback...

05-Feb-2018 Madrid

Rafael Nadal maintains top spot in ATP rankings

Spain's Rafael Nadal remained in the number one spot in the men's Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) world singles rankings released on Monday with 9,760 points, ahead of Switzerland's Roger Federer.The 20-time Grand Slam champion Federer, who won the...

04-Feb-2018 New Delhi

Sania Mirza to remain out of action for two more months

Star Indian tennis player Sania Mirza on Sunday said she will remain out with injury for at least two more months before she makes a comeback to the court.The six-time Grand Slam holder has remained out of action since October 2017 with an injury in her right...

03-Feb-2018 Madrid

Novak Djokovic confirms right elbow surgery

Star player Novak Djokovic of Serbia on Saturday confirmed that he underwent surgery on his right elbow for an injury that had kept the former World No. 1 off the tennis court for six months.Djokovic, currently world No. 13, announced on his Facebook page...

03-Feb-2018 Mumbai

Will take some time to open up about my life for biopic : Sania Mirza

Indian tennis star Sania Mirza says that being a private person herself, she will take time to open up about her life when a biopic will be made on her."There are a lot of talks going on about it but there's nothing solid right now. But when there will be,...

29-Jan-2018 Madrid

Roger Federer closes in on Nadal after Australian Open win, Cilic 3rd

Switzerland's Roger Federer closed to within 115 points of top-ranked Rafael Nadal of Spain in the Association of Tennis Professionals men's singles rankings, released on Monday, after winning the Australian Open.Nadal's record-extending 20th Grand Slam title victory...

28-Jan-2018 Melbourne

My fairytale continues, says emotional Roger Federer

Moments after becoming the first man to win 20 Grand Slam titles by beating Marin Cilic in five gruelling sets in the Australian Open final, an emotional Swiss tennis ace Roger Federer said on Sunday that the fairytale continued for him."It was a long day, waiting...

28-Jan-2018 Melbourne

Roger Federer retains Australian Open crown

Swiss ace Roger Federer defended his Australian Open crown by getting past Croatian Marin Cilic 6-2, 6-7, 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 in a rip-roaring men's singles final here on Sunday.This is the 20th Grand Slam title of Federer's career.Federer looked in control in the...

27-Jan-2018 Melbourne

Caroline Wozniacki beats Simona Halep in Australian Open final

Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki claimed her first Grand Slam tennis title after defeating Romanian Simona Halep in the women's singles final of the Australian Open here on Saturday.Second seed Wozniacki, the former World No.1, prevailed 7-6 (2), 3-6, 6-4 in two hours...

27-Jan-2018 Melbourne

Oliver Marach-Mate Pavic clinch Australian Open men's doubles title

Oliver Marach of Austria and Mate Pavic of Croatia on Saturday defeated Colombians Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah 6-4, 6-4 in one hour and 33 minutes, clinching the Australian Open men's doubles title.The European pair has remained undefeated since the...

26-Jan-2018 Melbourne

Timea Babos-Kristina Mladenovic pair claims 1st Grand Slam title

Hungarian Timea Babos and Kristina Mladenovic of France on Friday won the women's doubles title at the Australian Open tennis tournament after defeating the second seeded Russian pair of Elena Vesnina and Ekaterina Makarova 6-4, 6-3.It took the fifth-seeded Hungarian/French...

24-Jan-2018 Melbourne

Australian Open : Rohan Bopanna in mixed doubles semis

Indian star Rohan Bopanna and his Dutch partner Timea Babos registered a straight-sets victory to enter the semi-finals of the mixed doubles category at the Australian Open tennis tournament here on Wednesday.The fifth seeded Indo-Dutch combination beat the...

17-Jan-2018 Melbourne

Australian Open : Youngsters trouble top seeds

Many of the top seeds at the Australian Open tennis tournament struggled through their second round matches here on Wednesday, as young guns put on a show for the 70,000 fans in attendance at Melbourne Park.What was supposed to be a routine match up for women's...

14-Jan-2018 Melbourne

Nadal, Djokovic, favourites at Australian Open, says Federer

After last year's inspirational five-set victory against Rafael Nadal in the Australian Open final, tennis great Roger Federer looked cool, calm and confident when he addressed the media on Sunday, just one day before the 2018 tournament gets underway.But...

13-Jan-2018 Melbourne

Rafael Nadal wants to start afresh at 2018 Australian Open

Spanish tennis great Rafael Nadal has said the bitter disappointment of last year's narrow five-set loss to Roger Federer in the Australian Open final will not give him any extra motivation for this year's opening Grand Slam."It is impossible to be more motivated...

11-Jan-2018 Melbourne

Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer lead rankings at Australian Open

Spain's Rafael Nadal has been top seeded at the Australian Open, above Swiss great Roger Federer at two, followed by Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov, Germany's Alexander Zverev and Dominic Thiem of Austria.Serbia's Djokovic, who is making a comeback after a six month...

10-Jan-2018 Melbourne

Australian Open : Bhambri, Ramnathan in second round of qualifiers

India's Yuki Bhambri and Ramkumar Ramnathan got through the first match while Sumit Nagal and Prajnesh Gunneswaran lost their matches in the qualifying rounds of the Australian Open tennis tournament here on Wednesday.Bhambri, with an ATP ranking of 121 and...

10-Jan-2018 Melbourne

Novak Djokovic beats Thiem in strong comeback after 6-month absence

In his first appearance in six months, Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic on Wednesday defeated Austria's Dominic Thiem 6-1, 6-4 at the Kooyong Classic exhibition here.The 12-time Grand Slam champion seemed to have overcome the elbow injury that ended his...

08-Jan-2018 Madrid

Rafael Nadal maintains top spot in ATP rankings

Rafael Nadal of Spain remained in the number one spot in the men's Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) world singles rankings, released on Monday.Nadal, the 16-time Grand Slam champion, was nearly a thousand points ahead of Switzerland's Roger Federer,...

04-Jan-2018 Madrid

Andy Murray withdraws from Australian Open

Five-time Australian Open finalist Andy Murray on Thursday said he would head home after pulling out of the first tennis Grand Slam tournament of the year due to an ongoing hip problem that has kept the former World No.1 from competitions since mid-way through...

04-Jan-2018 Dubai

Qatar Open : Thiem wins; Rublev sets up quarterfinal against Coric

Top seed Dominic Thiem of Austria survived the upset wave by getting past Slovenia's Aljaz Bedene 7-5, 6-4 in the Qatar Open tennis tournament here while Russia's Andrey Rublev withstood Spain's Fernando Verdasco to set up a quarterfinal tie against Borna...

03-Jan-2018 Pune

Bhambri loses in Tata Open Maharashtra tennis

India's hopes in the singles competition of the Tata Open Maharashtra tennis tournament took another blow on Wednesday as Yuki Bhambri lost to France's Pierre-Hugues Herbert 6-4, 3-6, 4-6 in the second round here.In what was the toughest test for Bhambri so...

25-Dec-2017 New York

Serena Williams to be back on track after maternity leave

American tennis idol Serena Williams will soon return to action after almost a year of absence due to maternity leave. The 23-time Grand Slam champion will participate in the Mubadala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi on December 30 against French Open champion...

05-Nov-2017 Zhuhai (China)

Julia Goerges wins WTA Elite Trophy

Julia Goerges of Germany staged a spectacular comeback to beat CoCo Vandeweghe of the US 7-5, 6-1 in the final of the Hengqin Life WTA Elite Trophy Zhuhai tennis tournament on Sunday.Vandeweghe got off to an unstoppable start by leading 5-3, but from the ninth...

02-Nov-2017 Paris

Rafael Nadal secures world No.1 until end of year

Spanish tennis ace Rafael Nadal secured a year-end top position in the ATP Rankings following his victory over South Korean talent Chung Hyeon in the second round of the Paris Masters, while promising German star Alexander Zverev was stunned by Dutch Robin Haase...

31-Oct-2017 PARIS

Roger Federer skipped Paris Masters with eye on London : Rafael Nadal

 Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal has said Swiss great Roger Federer pulled out of the Paris Masters so he could be in top form for the ATP Finals, which will be held in London."After winning Shanghai and winning Basel, he believes (missing Paris) will be better...

29-Oct-2017 Srinagar

Simona Halep earns WTA Year-End World No.1 singles ranking

Romanian tennis player Simona Halep on Sunday earned the 2017 Women's Tennis Association (WTA) Year-End World No.1 singles ranking, becoming the 13th player to achieve that feat.Despite being ousted in the WTA Finals following her defeat in the last round robin...

26-Oct-2017 Paris

P.V. Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth advance, Saina Nehwal exits French Open

Indian shuttlers P.V. Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth advanced to the quarter-finals, while Saina Nehwal, B. Sai Praneeth and the women's doubles pair of Ashwini Ponnappa and N. Sikki Reddy suffered losses in the second round of the French Open World Superseries...

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