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21-Jul-2021 New Delhi

Olympic countdown: Novak Djokovic and his bid for the calendar slam

Among the sports that have seen the most number of high-profile withdrawals at the Tokyo Olympic Games, tennis would probably rank highest on the list. Among the sport, the world is still going to follow despite so many high-profile pull-outs, tennis would...

20-Jul-2021 New Delhi

Olympic countdown: Sania Mirza striving for an Olympic medal (Profile)

Sania Mirza's cabinet of trophies is very glittering. As a doubles specialist, Sania has won the women's doubles title in Wimbledon and US Open in 2015 followed by the Australian Open in 2016. In mixed doubles, her record is equally good. 2009 Wimbledon, 2012...

20-Jul-2021 London

Barbora Krejcikova on the cusp of entering top-10 in WTA rankings

Following her recent success, French Open champion, Czech Republic's Barbora Krejcikova, has moved up two spots -- from No.13 to No.11 - and is only two points away from entering the top-10 in singles tennis.Continuing her best season, the 25-year-old Barbora...

11-Jul-2021 London

Wimbledon: Djokovic celebrates triumph by eating grass again

Eating grass to celebrate his Wimbledon title is becoming a habit for Novak Djokovic and the Serb engaged in his customary act again on Sunday after beating Matteo Berrettini of Italy in the final in four sets.Soon after securing a 6-7(4), 6-4, 6-4, 6-3 victory,...

11-Jul-2021 London

Elise Mertens, Hsieh Su-wei clinch Wimbledon women's doubles title

No.3 seeds Elise Mertens of Belgium and Hsieh Su-wei of Chinese Taipei saved two match points to defeat the unheralded Russian pair of Veronika Kudermetova and Elena Vesnina 3-6, 7-5, 9-7 in a thrilling doubles final here at Wimbledon.From 3-6, 3-5 down,...

10-Jul-2021 London

Wimbledon: Indian-American Samir Banerjee reaches boys singles final

Indian-American tennis player Samir Banerjee on Saturday reached boys' singles final at the Wimbledon Championships, beating Sascha Gueymard Wayenburg of France in three sets.The 17-year-old right-hander from New Jersey beat Sascha 7-6(3), 4-6, 6-2 in two minutes short...

10-Jul-2021 London

Wimbledon: Ex-cricketer Ashleigh Barty clinches title in three sets

World No. 1 Ashleigh Barty of Australia won the women's singles title at the Wimbledon Championships here on Saturday, beating eighth seed Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic in three sets 6-3, 6-7(4), 6-3 in one hour and 55 minutes.Ashleigh, who had become...

10-Jul-2021 London

Wimbledon: Novak Djokovic to face Matteo Berrettini in final

World No 1 Novak Djokovic outplayed 10th seed Denis Shapovalov of Canada in straight sets to reach the mens singles final of the Wimbledon Championship here on Friday.Serbia's Djokovic came up with another clinical performance...

09-Jul-2021 London

Never expected I would come this far: Karolina Pliskova

Eighth seed Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic was aiming for a second week at Wimbledon but never expected she would make it to her maiden All England Club final, and her first Grand Slam final since 2016."Coming into this tournament, the dream was to...

08-Jul-2021 London

I really don't know, need to regroup: Roger Federer on retirement

Tennis ace Roger Federer, who crashed out of Wimbledon Championships on Wednesday night, is still undecided on retirement and insists on "time to regroup".The 39-year-old Swiss lost his men's singles quarter-final match in Wimbledon to Poland's Hubert Hurkacz...

08-Jul-2021 London

Wimbledon: Ashleigh Barty powers into final

Ashleigh Barty became the first world No. 1 to reach Wimbledon Championships final in five years after she defeated 2018 champion Angelique Kerber 6-3, 7-6(3) in the semi-finals on Thursday.In the final, she will take on Czech Republic's Karolina Pliskova, who...

07-Jul-2021 London

Hubert Hurkacz beats Daniil Medvedev, sets up QF clash with Federer

World No. 18, Hubert Hurkacz of Poland, completed a comeback in a rain-interrupted clash against Russia's world No. 2 Daniil Medvedev to secure a Wimbledon quarterfinals spot with a 2-6, 7-6(2), 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 victory here.Resuming at 4-3 in the fourth set...

07-Jul-2021 London

Doing what I dreamt of as a kid: Ashleigh Barty on Wimbledon

World No. 1 Ashleigh Barty of Australia said after her win over compatriot Ajla Tomljanovic in the Wimbledon quarterfinals that she was living a dream and that she was extremely fortunate to be getting to do "what I dreamt as a kid".Ashleigh, who will be leading...

07-Jul-2021 London

Will have to play my best tennis to beat Ash: Angelique

Former Wimbledon champion, Germany's Angelique Kerber, said she will have to play her best tennis against Australia's world No. 1 Ashleigh Barty in the semifinals at the All England Club if she hopes to add to her 2018 title at the grass court Grand Slam.Angelique,...

06-Jul-2021 London

Roger Federer, young Auger-Aliassime secure quarterfinal berths

Swiss ace Roger Federer extended his dominance at Wimbledon, recording a 7-5, 6-4, 6-2 victory over Italy's Lorenzo Sonego to reach his 18th quarterfinal at the All England Club.The sixth seed, winner of eight Wimbledon titles, saved two of the three break...

05-Jul-2021 London

Wimbledon: Ons causes upset as seeds advance into quarter-finals

Former champion Angelique Kerber of Germany and eighth-seed Karolina Pliskova of Czech Republic joined top seed Ashleigh Barty in the women's singles quarter-finals at the Wimbledon Championships on a day Tunisias Ons Jabeur continued her fairytale run with...

04-Jul-2021 London

Wimbledon: British teenager Emma Raducan reaches fourth round

Local teenager Emma Raducan stormed into the fourth round in womens singles at the Wimbledon Championships on Saturday, spreading some cheer among British tennis fans disappointed following the defeat of former champion Andy Murray in the third round.On a...

02-Jul-2021 London

Wimbledon: Andrey Rublev leads Russian charge into fourth round

Fifth seed Andrey Rublev defeated Fabio Fognini 6-3, 5-7, 6-4, 6-2 in under three hours to enter the fourth round of Wimbledon Championships on Friday.Rublev converted five of the 13 break-points, fired 13 aces and won 73 per cent of first service points.The...

02-Jul-2021 London

Wimbledon: Andrey Rublev leads Russian charge into fourth round

Fifth seed Andrey Rublev defeated Fabio Fognini 6-3, 5-7, 6-4, 6-2 in under three hours to enter the fourth round of Wimbledon Championships on Friday.Rublev converted five of the 13 break-points, fired 13 aces and won 73 per cent of first service points.The...

01-Jul-2021 London

Wimbledon: Alexander Zverev cruises to third round, Monfils out

World No. 6 Alexander Zverev defeated American Tennys Sandgren 7-5, 6-2, 6-3 in one hour and 45 minutes to advance to the third round of Wimbledon Championships on Thursday. However, 13th seed Gael Monfils fell to Spanish Pedro Martinez in four sets.Zverev,...

01-Jul-2021 London

Wimbledon: Andy Murray enters third round after a five-setter

Home favourite Andy Murray, who had been practicing with Roger Federer ahead of the Wimbledon Championships, won a marathon five-setter 6-3, 4-6, 4-6, 6-4, 6-2 against German Oscar Otte to reach the third round here.Murray, 34, was granted a wild card for...

29-Jun-2021 London

Wimbledon: Ashleigh Barty, Karolina Pliskova enter second round

World No. 1 Ashleigh Barty and world No. 13 Karolina Pliskova were stretched in their first round matches before advancing at the Wimbledon Championships here on Tuesday.While Ashleigh defeated Carla Suárez Navarro 6-1, 6-7(1), 6-1, eighth seed Karolina beat...

29-Jun-2021 London

Alexander Zverev powers into Wimbledon 2nd round with easy win

Fourth seed Alexander Zverev of Germany began his quest for a maiden Grand Slam title with an easy 6-3, 6-4, 6-1 win over Dutch qualifier Tallon Griekspoor at the Wimbledon on Tuesday.The 24-year-old slammed 20 aces and won 77 per cent of his first-service...

27-Jun-2021 Frankfurt

Angelique Kerber ready for Wimbledon after triumph on home soil

Former world No .1, Germany's Angelique Kerber, won the inaugural Bad Homburg Open title with a 6-3, 6-2 victory over world No. 76 Katerina Siniakova of the Czech Republic to clinch her 13th WTA career singles title here.This was also the world No. 26 player's...

22-Jun-2021 Mallorca

Fifth-seeded Casper Ruud advances, to face Sandgren in second round

Norway's world No. 15 Casper Ruud moved past the 71st ranked Gilles Simon of France 6-4, 7-6(4) to reach the second-round at the Mallorca Championships and record his first grass-court victory of the season.The fifth seed here, Ruud broke the Frenchman's serve...

21-Jun-2021 Halle (Germany)

Ugo Humbert overcomes Russian Andrey Rublevfor Halle title

Frenchman Ugo Humbert overcame fourth-seeded Russian Andrey Rublev 6-3, 7-6 (4) to clinch his maiden ATP 500 title at the Noventi Open here.The world No. 31 is now 3-0 in ATP Tour finals. The Frenchman had lifted trophies at the European Open in Antwerp and the...

20-Jun-2021 Halle (Germany)

Russia's Andrey Rublev enters Halle final, to face Humbert

Russia's Andrey Rublev secured a place in his maiden ATP Tour grasscourt final at the Noventi Open with a 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 win over Georgian qualifier Nikoloz Basilashvili.The fourth-seeded Rublev struck 24 winners past Basilashvili in the one hour and 51 minutes...

15-Jun-2021 Halle (Germany)

Halle tennis: Medvedev ousted in opener, Nishikori advances

World No.2 Daniil Medvedev of Russia suffered a major blow to his Wimbledon preparations as world No. 45 Jan-Lennard Struff of Germany beat him 7-6(6), 6-3 in the opening round of Noventi Open, a grass-court tournament, on Tuesday. This was the 31-year-old...

14-Jun-2021 Paris

Novak Djokovic rallies to win French Open; his 19th Grand Slam title

World No.1 Novak Djokovic on Sunday made an astonishing comeback from being two sets down to beat fifth seed Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-7(6), 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 in four hours and 11 minutes and win the French Open title.It was the top seed Serb's second French...

13-Jun-2021 Paris

Barbora-Katerina clinch French Open women's doubles title

No.2 seeded Czech pair Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova on Sunday clinched their second French Open women's doubles title, beating No.14 seeds Bethanie Mattek-Sands of the USA and Iga Swiatek of Poland 6-4, 6-2 in the final here. The final lasted...

13-Jun-2021 Paris

Herbert, Mahut clinch doubles title, create history for France

The French doubles pair of Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut fought back from a set and a break down at 4-5 to overcome Kazakhstan's Alexander Bublik and Andrey Golubev 4-6, 7-6(1), 6-4 and clinch their second French Open title. In a match that lasted...

12-Jun-2021 Paris

No excuse for the loss, made mistakes : Rafael Nadal

World No. 3 Rafael Nadal, whose unbeaten streak at French Open spread over last six years was broken in Friday's semi-finals, said world No. 1 Novak Djokovic got used to cooler Paris conditions at night better even as he himself could not produce the top level...

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