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17-Jul-2019 New Delhi

Defending champs Dabang Delhi face Puneri Paltan in UTT opener

Top Indian and international paddlers will be under the spotlight as the curtain goes up on the third edition of the Ultimate Table Tennis (UTT) here on July 25.Defending champions Dabang Delhi T.T.C, led by the current highest-ranked Indian Sathiyan Gnanasekaran...

15-Jul-2019 Madrid

Simona Halep returns to top 4 in WTA rankings after Wimbledon win

Romanian tennis player Simona Halep climbed back into the top 4 in the WTA rankings issued on Monday after her straight set win over Serena Williams of the US in the final of the Wimbledon on Saturday.Becoming the first Romanian ever to win a Wimbledon singles...

13-Jul-2019 London

Simona Halep crushes Serena Williams to win maiden Wimbledon title

Seventh seed Simona Halep crushed eight-time winner Serena Williams in straight sets to win her maiden Wimbledon title here on Saturday.The 27-year-old Romanian took only 56 minutes to upset the 37-year-old Williams 6-2, 6-2, thus winning her second Grand Slam...

11-Jul-2019 London

Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal set up blockbuster Wimbledon semifinal

Swiss legend Roger Federer rallied from a set down to defeat Kei Nishikori 4-6, 6-1, 6-4, 6-4 and set up a showdown in the Wimbledon semifinals against arch-rival Rafael Nadal, a contest that will be their first at the Cathedral of Tennis since the epic 2008...

10-Jul-2019 New York

Apologised to Naomi after controversial US Open defeat : Serena Williams

Tennis star Serena Williams has revealed that she has apologised to Japan's Naomi Osaka who defeated her in the finals of the US Open last year.Naomi had defeated Serena 6-2, 6-4 in New York to win her first major in September last year. However, it was overshadowed...

04-Jul-2019 London

Roger Federer advances to Wimbledon 3rd round

Roger Federer routed Jay Clarke in a straight-set win on Thursday to reach the Wimbledon third round.The world number two, who lost a set in his first-round encounter, regained his form to edge his 20-year-old British opponent with a 6-1, 7-6 (7-3), 6-2 win,...

02-Jul-2019 London

Angelique Kerber, Ashleigh Barty kick off Wimbledon campaign with wins

Germany's Angelique Kerber and Australia's Ashleigh Barty kicked off their participation in the 2019 Wimbledon Championships with victories over Tatjana Maria and Saisai Zheng, respectively on Tuesday.Kerber, the 2019 Eastbourne runner-up, managed to recover her...

02-Jul-2019 Mumbai

Sania Mirza turns expert for Wimbledon 2019

Tennis star Sania Mirza will join broadcasters Star Sports as an expert to analyse the day-to-day action of the ongoing Wimbledon for fans across the country.Sania, a six-time grand slam winner and former Wimbledon double's champion, brings her wealth of knowledge...

26-Jun-2019 London

Andy Murray defeated in doubles at ATP Eastbourne

Andy Murray has met his Waterloo in men's doubles for the first time after returning from hip surgery in January.At Eastbourne ATP tournament, the top-seeded players Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah beat Murray and his Brazilian partner Marcelo Melo...

20-Jun-2019 Mallorca (Spain)

Playing on grass at Wimbledon is radical transition : Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal said on Thursday that he feels a passion and desire to compete at Wimbledon and playing on grass courts after the clay season is "the most radical transition" in tennis.The Spanish world number two, who spoke to journalists at the Santa Ponca tennis...

13-Jun-2019 New Delhi

Sania Mirza slams 'cringeworthy' ads ahead of India-Pak WC clash

Tennis star Sania Mirza is fed up of the "cringeworthy" advertisements which are hyping the World Cup encounter between India and Pakistan to be played in Manchester on Sunday.The TV channels in both the countries have been putting out promotional advertisements...

10-Jun-2019 Paris

Rafael Nadal puts personal success over professional achievements

A day after lifting his 12th French Open crown, Rafael Nadal reflected in an interview with Efe on success, vanity and the personal will to succeed which made him one of the best tennis players of all time.His gestures were relaxed despite coming after...

10-Jun-2019 Paris

Rafael Nadal's 12 French Open trophies

Spanish tennis great Rafael Nadal on Sunday won his record-setting 12th French Open title. Following is a resume of his career in Paris to date:2005: The arrival of a fighterIn the previous year, his name had resounded across the Tour, but an injury prevented...

09-Jun-2019 Paris

Nadal wins record 12th French Open crown

Rafael Nadal produced a masterful display to bag a record 12th French Open crown as he beat Dominic Thiem 6-3, 5-7, 6-1, 6-1 in the final here on Sunday.Nadal took three hours and one minute, striking 38 winners and converting seven breaks of serve, to maintain...

22-May-2019 New Delhi

Vijay Amritraj urges Indian players to make it count

It is safe to say that India has never produced a tennis player quite like Vijay Amritraj. Over two decades have passed since he hung up his boots, but Amritraj's highest singles ranking of 18 remains the best among Indian players in the Open era.While...

11-May-2019 Madrid

Federer's clay comeback ended by Thiem in Madrid

Austria's Dominic Thiem had to save two match points in the second-set tiebreaker before pulling out a 3-6, 7-6 (13-11), 6-4 victory over Roger Federer at the Madrid Open.In the match on Friday, the fifth-ranked Thiem was able to weather the storm against the...

11-May-2019 Madrid

Rafael Nadal blows away Wawrinka to reach Madrid semis

Spain's Rafael Nadal produced his best performance since the start of the clay court season to defeat Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka 6-1, 6-2 in the quarter-finals of the Mutua Madrid Open.Backed by a partisan Spanish crowd, Nadal on Friday dispatched the Swiss...

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...

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