GRAND SLAM

  • Navratilova ends coaching role with Radwanska 3 days ago

    Eighteen-times grand slam singles champion Martina Navratilova has quit as a part-time consultant to world number nine Agnieszka Radwanska after just five months in the role. The Pole hired Navratilova in December with the aim of reaching the latter stages of more big tournaments but the American great said she had...
  • Sentencing of ex-tennis ace Bob Hewitt postponed April 18, 2015

    Johannesburg: The sentencing of former tennis Grand Slam champion and convicted child molester Bob Hewitt has been postponed by a South African court till next month to allow his legal team to compile a report from a psychologist. Hewitt, 75, a six-time Grand Slam doubles champion was found guilty last month...
  • I want to win more Grand Slams before retiring: Sania Mirza April 16, 2015

    Hyderabad: Sania Mirza added another feather in her decorated cap by scaling the ranking peak in the doubles but the Indian star says there is never enough and she wants to win more Grand Slam titles before hanging her racquet. Sania, who recently became world number one, is a winner of...
  • Unstoppable Leander Paes wins his 15th Grand Slam February 2, 2015

    Experience did come through in the semis and finals, which helped us win", said Leander Paes, who partnered Martina Hingis to win Australian Open 2015 mixed doubles title....
  • Australian Open to have new 'heat policy' January 8, 2015

    Sydney: With temperatures soaring over 40 degrees Celsius in the last edition of the Australian Open, the tournament organisers have introduced a new 'heat policy' this time around to ensure players' do not suffer in the first Grand Slam of the year, starting January 19. "We are in that time of...
  • Marin Cilic in doubt for Australian Open January 5, 2015

    Zagreb: US Open champion Marin Cilic says his participation in the Australian Open is in doubt because of a right shoulder injury. The ninth-ranked Croatian said Monday "considering the full recovery and opportunity for practice, it is highly questionable if I will be able to play." Cilic says he still did not...
  • Perth heat will help my Australian Open ambitions: Serena Williams January 4, 2015

    Perth: Women's World No.1 Serena Williams has said playing in the Hopman Cup under hot weather conditions here will help her excel in the Australian Open starting on January 19. Williams will be in action in the United States of America's (USA) opening Cup tie against Italy at the Perth Arena...
  • Victoria Azarenka under pressure to retain Grand Slam seeding December 25, 2014

    Melbourne: Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka is in danger of going unseeded at next year's first Grand Slam tournament if she takes an early loss in her comeback at the Brisbane International. Azarenka has not played since early September and managed just nine tournaments this year due to a left foot...
  • Kaymer wins Grand Slam title in playoff over Watson October 16, 2014

    US Open champion Martin Kaymer sank an eight-foot birdie putt at the first extra hole to beat Bubba Watson in the four-man PGA Grand Slam of Golf in Bermuda on Wednesday. Ten days after a blowout singles win over Watson on the final day of the Ryder Cup, German Kaymer...
  • Martin Kaymer grabs two-shot lead in Bermuda October 15, 2014

    US Open champion Martin Kaymer took advantage of benign scoring conditions to grab a two-shot lead over Bubba Watson after Tuesday's opening round of the four-man PGA Grand Slam of Golf in Bermuda. After a red-hot start that included three birdies and an eagle in his first seven holes, the German...
  • Serena Williams not yet thinking about 22 Grand Slam titles September 8, 2014

    New York: Serena Williams isn't sure if she's willing or able to reach 22 Grand Slam titles. Still, she knows her next goal is 19 after she won her 18th on Sunday at the US Open to match Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova. And should she get to 19, she figures...
  • Rafael Nadal out of two tournaments because of wrist injury July 31, 2014

    Rafael Nadal withdrew on Wednesday from US Open tuneups in Toronto and Cincinnati because of a right wrist injury, putting in doubt his status for a title defense at the year's last Grand Slam tournament. The secondranked Nadal plays lefthanded, but he uses a twohanded backhand. He said in a statement issued...
  • 'Faster' Melbourne Park courts not to Rafael Nadal's taste January 11, 2014

    Melbourne: World number one Rafa Nadal thinks Melbourne Park's resurfaced hardcourts are playing faster than ever and may not provide a good show for fans when the Australian Open begins on Monday. The speed of the blue Plexicushion courts has sparked debate this year, with some players adamant they have picked...
  • Federer doesn't care about no.1 spot, says Nadal October 28, 2013

    Paris: Been there, done that. Roger Federer does not need to be world number one anymore and he might well be a top contender at next year's Australian Open, his chief rival Rafa Nadal said. Federer's decline has been well documented since 2011, the year he failed to win a grand...
  • Adam Scott wins Grand Slam title with sizzling finish October 17, 2013

    Masters champion Adam Scott stormed back from four shots behind with 10 holes remaining to clinch the fourman PGA Grand Slam of Golf by two strokes with a scintillating finish in Bermuda on Wednesday. The Australian, who had trailed by three after the opening round, eagled the parfive 17th to forge...
  • Rose grabs twoshot lead at Grand Slam event October 16, 2013

    US Open champion Justin Rose recovered from a backnine stumble to take a twostroke lead over Jason Dufner after Tuesday's opening round of the fourman PGA Grand Slam of Golf in Bermuda. Following bogeys at the 13th and 14th holes, the Briton steadied his ship with an eightfoot par putt on...
  • Federer, coach Annacone split after 3plus years October 13, 2013

    Toward the end of a tough year with zero Grand Slam final appearances, Roger Federer is splitting with coach Paul Annacone. Federer, who owns a record 17 Grand Slam titles, announced on Saturday on his website that he will stop working with Annacone after 3 seasons together. "After numerous conversations...
  • Roger Federer already looking forward to 'great' 2014 October 7, 2013

    Looking back is a waste of time, as far as Roger Federer is concerned. While tennis fans and pundits are obsessed with his belowpar performance at the four majors this year which has left him in danger of missing the cut for the seasonending ATP finale for the first time...
  • Rafael Nadal reclaims world No. 1 spot October 7, 2013

    Rafael Nadal returned to the top of the ATP rankings for the first time in more than two years on Monday. It is the first time Nadal has headed the table since July 2011, replacing Novak Djokovic of Serbia, who has been dropped to second. The spaniard dominates the ATP rankings...
  • Serena can set career major title record: Graf September 28, 2013

    New York: Steffi Graf's career ended with 22 Grand Slam singles titles at age 30 because of injuries. The tennis great doesn't see anyone stopping Serena Williams from becoming the career leader in major titles, if she stays healthy. Williams earned her 17th major title at the US Open this month,...
  • Andy Murray undergoes successful back surgery September 25, 2013

    London: Scottish tennis star Andy Murray, the defending Wimbledon champion, has undergone successful back surgery, although he is expected to miss the rest of the 2013 season. Without providing details on Monday's minor operation, Murray posted a photo Monday to his Twitter account showing him lying on a hospital bed. The...
  • 40s is the new 20s: Leander Paes September 14, 2013

    Fourteen-time Grand Slam winner Leander Paes told CNN-IBN that he was proud of his from during US Open and age is just a number for him. ...
  • Navratilova taught me healthy lifestyle: Paes September 13, 2013

    Mumbai: The oldest player to clinch a Grand Slam in Open era, Indian tennis ace Leander Paes on Friday credited his former mixed doubles partner Martina Navratilova for helping him prolong his international career by adopting a "clean lifestyle". "Playing with Martina for many many years, I have learnt a lot....
  • Can Rafael Nadal surpass Roger Federer's record? September 10, 2013

    New York: Rafael Nadal was not quite ready to contemplate his place in tennis history. It had been less than two hours since a gripping victory over Novak Djokovic earned Nadal his second US Open championship and 13th Grand Slam title overall. So when a question came about the likelihood of...
  • Leander still has two more years, says Vece Paes September 9, 2013

    Leander Paes' father feels his son has two more years of tennis left and should now target a medal at Rio Olympics. ...
  • Rafael Nadal brings winning streak into US Open August 26, 2013

    New York: Ask Rafael Nadal how his famously troublesome left knee is feeling on the eve of the US Open, and he'll balk a bit while formulating a response. "I am ..." the 12-time major title winner began, haltingly, during an interview with The Associated Press. "You know ..." he resumed,...
  • Sania Mirza hopes to win more slams before ending career July 13, 2013

    New Delhi: Her career ravaged by injuries, Sania Mirza reckons that age is fast catching up with her but hopes to add a few more Grand Slam trophies to her cabinet before bidding adieu to the game. From wrist pain, hip strain to knee trouble, it has been a "rough ride"...
  • Venus Williams hopeful for return before US Open July 9, 2013

    Washington: Don't count out Venus Williams for a US Open appearance. That is, if her recovery from a lower back injury that forced the former world No. 1 to skip Wimbledon allows her to play in a tuneup event before the next grand slam. The 33yearold missed Wimbledon after 16 consecutive...
  • Federer haul seems lightyears away, says Nadal June 11, 2013

    Madrid: Rafa Nadal believes he still has a very long way to go before he can match or overtake the record haul of 17 grand slam singles titles amassed by his great rival Roger Federer. Spaniard Nadal won his eighth French Open crown on Sunday and having just turned 27, has...
  • Factbox: French Open champion Rafael Nadal June 9, 2013

    Factbox on Rafael Nadal who won his eighth French Open tennis title on Sunday: MAKING HIS NAME Born in Manacor, Mallorca, June 3, 1986. His uncle Miguel Angel Nadal enjoyed a successful career as a professional footballer, notably for Barcelona and Spain. The naturally righthanded Nadal switched to being a lefthanded...