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  • Maria Sharapova, Ana Ivanovic to compete at Brisbane International 8 hours 36 minutes ago

    Brisbane: Tennis players Maria Sharapova and Ana Ivanovic will start the new season at the Brisbane International, the only premier-level event in the opening week of 2015, organisers confirmed Wednesday. Sharapova was at times just a loss away from falling out of the world's top-10 during the clay court season but...
  • Simona Halep hires coach Victor Ionita 8 hours 47 minutes ago

    Bucharest: Romanian tennis player Simona Halep confirmed Wednesday that she has parted ways with coach Wim Fissette and chosen compatriot Victor Ionita as the replacement. Halep enjoyed a historic 2014 that saw her become the highest-ranked Romanian in women's singles history as well as the first Romanian to beat a reigning...
  • Eugenie Bouchard splits with coach Nick Saviano 9 hours 11 minutes ago

    Ottawa: Canadian tennis player Eugenie Bouchard announced on Wednesday that she has split with her long-time coach Nick Saviano. Bouchard has enjoyed a stellar year that has seen her break all kinds of records, including becoming the first Canadian to reach the top-5 in women's singles as well as the first...
  • Caroline Wozniacki, Venus Williams to start 2015 in New Zealand 11 hours 29 minutes ago

    Wellington: Former top-ranked Caroline Wozniacki and Venus Williams will open their 2015 tennis seasons at the ASB Classic in Auckland from Jan. 5. The No. 1-ranked doubles combination of Roberta Vinci and Sara Errani will also start the new season at the hard court tournament in New Zealand. Errani is ranked...
  • Sania Mirza named UN Women's goodwill ambassador Yesterday

    "I think a lot of controversies that I had faced in my career was because I am woman", Sania said. ...
  • Delhi Dreams face 'tricky' Pune Marathas in CTL final Yesterday

    New Delhi: A consistent Delhi Dreams face a very tricky opponent in Pune Marathas as the two teams clash for the inaugural Champions Tennis League (CTL) title at R K Khanna Tennis Stadium on Wednesday. Delhi have a solid team and by far the most impressive, but Cyprus star Marcos Baghdatis...
  • 'It is difficult to be a Sania Mirza in this country' Yesterday

    New Delhi: She might be one of the most sought-after sportspersons in India but tennis ace Sania Mirza says "it's difficult to be a Sania Mirza in this country" due to the prevailing "gender inequality" and called for an urgent need to bring about a cultural change. "Yes, it is difficult...
  • Rafael Nadal will surprise us again, says Gustavo Kuerten Yesterday

    London: Three-times French Open champion Gustavo Kuerten knows what it is like to have a career plagued by injury but believes Rafael Nadal will come back strong from his latest ailments. Spaniard Nadal has not played since a shock defeat by Nick Kyrgios at Wimbledon, since when a wrist problem and...
  • Rafael Nadal to open tennis academy in home town in 2016 Yesterday

    Madrid: Rafael Nadal will open a tennis academy on his home island of Mallorca in 2016. The 14-time Grand Slam winner has held a groundbreaking ceremony for the academy in his home town of Manacor. Nadal says "this is a special day for me, this project that we have been working...
  • CTL: Hingis pips Radwanska as Hyderabad take 2-point lead over Pune 2 days ago

    Pune: Swiss star Martina Hingis prevailed over world number six Agnieszka Radwanska in a very tight women's singles match to hand Hyderabad Aces a narrow two-point lead over Pune Marathas in a do-or-die Champions Tennis League (CTL) on Monday. Hyderabad are leading 15-13 with two matches to go in the South...
  • CTL: Mumbai Tennis Masters beat Punjab Marshalls to finish second in group 2 days ago

    Mumbai: Mumbai Tennis Masters overcame Punjab Marshalls 29-20 in the inconsequential final North Zone round robin match of the Champions Tennis League at the Kalinga University Sports Complex on Monday. Delhi Dreams had already stormed into the final of the inaugural CTL by overcoming a spirited Mumbai 27-21 in the best-of-five...
  • Delhi Dreams beat Mumbai Tennis Masters in interesting CTL tie 3 days ago

    Mumbai: Delhi Dreams took a commanding 2-1 lead over Mumbai Tennis Masters in the best-of-five tie between the two teams in the Champions Tennis League encounter at the Kalina University Sports Complex here on Sunday. Delhi, who went into the game with two wins and a loss under their belt, were...
  • This one's for the boys, says gracious Roger Federer 3 days ago

    Having stolen the limelight from Davis Cup stalwart Stan Wawrinka, Roger Federer quickly turned attention towards his Switzerland team-mates after securing the winning point in the final against France on Sunday. Federer crushed Richard Gasquet 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 to give the Swiss a 3-1 win over the hosts, but the 17-times...
  • Pune still in contention for a place in CTL final 3 days ago

    Pune: Pune Marathas kept their hopes of making the final of the Champions Tennis League (CTL) alive with a comfortable 26-20 win over Bangalore Raptors in a South Zone match on Sunday. Thomas Enqvist made a bright start for Bangalore by beating Pat Cash 6-3 in the legends singles. Pune then won...
  • Federer beats Gasquet to clinch 1st Davis Cup title for Switzerland 3 days ago

    Roger Federer defeated Richard Gasquet 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 in the first reverse singles match Sunday as Switzerland won the Davis Cup final against France by taking an unassailable 3-1 lead. The 17-time Grand Slam champion gave Switzerland their first title in the team competition and added the only big trophy in...
  • CTL: 'Big 4' of tennis still ahead of chasing pack, says Sergi Bruguera 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Two-time French Open champion Sergi Bruguera isn't convinced that Stanislas Wawrinka's Australian Open victory in January and Marin Cilic's US Open triumph in September resulted in a tectonic shift in the sport. He said today's tennis was still dominated by the 'Big 4'. World No.1 Novak Djokovic, No.2 Roger...
  • Davis Cup final is still all about Roger Federer 3 days ago

    It could have been Stan Wawrinka's moment, but the Davis Cup final is all about Roger Federer after all. Wawrinka has hit top form again in the wake of a convincing display at the ATP World Tour Finals, giving Switzerland the first point against France on Friday and offering another strong...
  • Switzerland take 2-1 lead over France in Davis Cup final 4 days ago

    Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka defeated Richard Gasquet and Julien Benneteau 6-3, 7-5, 6-4 to give Switzerland a 2-1 lead over France in the Davis Cup final on Saturday. Federer and Wawrinka did not concede a single break and dominated the key points to withstand their opponent's charge in the second...
  • Sania Mirza aims to be number one in doubles 4 days ago

    Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza on Saturday said she wants to reach No. 1 position in the world rankings before bidding adieu to the game. "I am six in the world and I would like to be number 1 before I retire," the tennis player replied to a query on her...
  • CTL: Hyderabad Aces beat Bangalore Raptors in 'super overtime' 4 days ago

    Bengaluru: Hyderabad Aces dealt a big blow to Bangalore Raptors' chances of advancing to the final of the Champions Tennis League after the visitors registered a 25-22 win in a thrilling group match. Bangalore had a chance to win the tie in the deciding rubber, but Hyderabad's Mikhail Youzhny poured cold...
  • Rio 2016 one of my biggest dreams: Novak Djokovic 4 days ago

    Rio de Janeiro: Serb Novak Djokovic has described the prospect of winning gold at the Rio 2016 Olympics as one of his "biggest dreams". The 27-year old finished top of the 2014 world rankings by clinching the ATP World Tour Final in London last week after 17-time Grand Slam champion Roger...
  • Davis Cup: Tsonga criticises French crowd for lack of support 4 days ago

    Lille: Jo-Wilfried Tsonga rued the lack of support of his home crowd on Friday after losing to Stan Wawrinka in the opening singles match of the Davis Cup final between France and Switzerland. Despite the presence of a record crowd of 27,432 spectators in the stands of the Pierre Mauroy stadium,...
  • Beaten Roger Federer consoled by shaking 'ghost' off his back 4 days ago

    Despite his defeat by Gael Monfils in Friday's second singles rubber of the Davis Cup final, Roger Federer found something to smile about as the Swiss got "a ghost" off his back. The 17-times grand slam champion, who lost 6-1 6-4 6-3 as France drew level 1-1 following Stan Wawrinka's opening...
  • Davis Cup: Gael Monfils beats Roger Federer as France draw level 4 days ago

    France: Gael Monfils rose to the occasion as he upset Roger Federer 6-1 6-4 6-3 to help France level the Davis Cup final with Switzerland 1-1 on Friday. After Stan Wawrinka had given the Swiss a 1-0 lead by beating Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-1 3-6 6-3 6-2, Monfils was at his best...
  • Hyderabad lead Bangalore 15-11 after three matches in CTL 5 days ago

    Impressive wins by Mark Philippoussis and Martina Hingis in their singles matches helped Hyderabad Aces take a 15-11 lead over Bangalore Raptors at the end of the third match in their Champions Tennis League group tie on Friday. Australian Mark Philippoussis beat Bangalore's Thomas Enquist 6-4 in the legend's singles before...
  • Stan Wawrinka gives Switzerland lead vs France in final 5 days ago

    France: Stan Wawrinka gave Switzerland a 1-0 lead against France in the Davis Cup final by beating Jo-Wilfried Tsonga on Friday. The Australian Open champion started strong, and overcame a second-set lapse by regaining control of the opening singles match with an aggressive display that paid off with a 6-1, 3-6,...
  • Punjab Marshalls register first win in CTL 5 days ago

    Chandigarh: Punjab Marshalls registered their first win in the Champions Tennis League (CTL) on Friday, beating Delhi Dreams 29-18 at the CLTA Tennis Stadium. With this win, Punjab snapped Delhi's unbeaten run in the inaugural tournament. Punjab now have 69 points from three matches. Delhi top the northern group with 70 points...
  • India have a good tradition in tennis, says Venus Williams 5 days ago

    Bengaluru: Seven-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams feels that the success of Vijay Amritraj, Leander Paes and Sania Mirza at the international stage proves that India have a "good tradition" in the sport. Citing examples of some of the great Indian tennis stars, Venus said she expects the tradition to continue...
  • CTL: Modern tennis hard-hitting but lacks variety, says Sergi Bruguera 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Sergi Bruguera, a former World No.3 who twice triumphed at the French Open, feels tennis has changed nowadays and he misses "the variety that was there" during his playing days. "Nowadays the surfaces are pretty even. So the standard and nature of tennis is pretty much the same -...
  • CTL: Leander Paes-led Punjab Marshalls suffer second straight loss 5 days ago

    Chandigarh: Mumbai Tennis Masters defeated Punjab Marshalls 27-21 in a group match of Champions Tennis League (CTL). The Marshalls had earlier lost their first match to Delhi Dreams. The Marshalls fell behind in the northern group as they lost to Mumbai on Thursday night. Delhi Dreams lead the group with 52 points while...

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