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February 09, 2016
Two umpires banned, four investigated over corruption - ITF
Two tennis umpires were banned, one for life, last year for breaches of the sport's code of conduct for officials, the International Tennis Federation (ITF) said on Tuesday.
Nadal to play Wimbledon warm-up tourney at Queen's
Spaniard Rafael Nadal will sharpen his grasscourt game at London's Queen's Club ahead of Wimbledon in June, organisers of the Aegon Championships said on Tuesday.
Andy and Kim Murray blessed with baby girl
This is the couple's first child.
February 08, 2016
'If India can have a world-class singles player...'
'Djokovic is playing some of the best tennis in the history of the game.'
India is on right path, says former Wimbledon champ Bartoli
India is steadily moving forward in the highly competitive world of tennis and people need to be patient to see more results, especially in singles, says former Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli.
Tennis Roundup: Gasquet retains Montpellier title; Agut wins in Sofia
Richard Gasquet won a 13th career singles title by beating fellow Frenchman Paul-Henri Mathieu 7-5 6-4 in the Open Sud de France final in Montpellier on Sunday.
February 05, 2016
Fed Cup: India thrash Uzbekistan 3-0 after Ankita Raina's twin wins
After two consecutive losses, the Indian team finally tasted success in Fed Cup as it outplayed Uzbekistan 3-0 in Pool A with Ankita Raina winning both her singles and doubles matches, in Hua Hin, Thailand, on Friday.
February 04, 2016
Henman wants to see serve and volley in modern tennis
Four-time Wimbledon semi-finalist Tim Henman on Thursday said that conventional serve and volley game still has a place in today's tennis.
February 03, 2016
Federer sidelined for a month after undergoing knee surgery
The 17-times grand slam champion suffered the injury the day after his Australian Open run ended in the semi-finals last week
February 02, 2016
When the 'final' proved a 'major' hurdle
Andy Murray may have a dismal record in the Australian Open final, but he is not the only tennis star to come up short at the majors.
February 01, 2016
'Australian Open title was a perfect way to start the year'
Having returned to Hyderabad following a triumphant run at the Australian Open, Sania Mirza has gushed about the perfect start to the season.
PHOTOS: Best of 2016 Australian Open
So it is over. Two weeks of intriguing tennis where the world's best competed for the year's first Grand Slam.
Djokovic talks about karma and fighting hungry wolves
The battle to stay at the top of men's tennis is like a fight to keep hungry wolves at bay, Novak Djokovic said on Sunday after clinching a record-equalling sixth Australian Open title.
The numbers behind Djokovic's domination
Novak Djokovic claimed his sixth Australian Open title on Sunday as the 28-year-old continues to dominate men's tennis.
January 31, 2016
At his peak, Novak now hungry for bite of the Parisian desert
Novak Djokovic vanquished Andy Murray for the fourth time in an Australian Open final on Sunday to win a record-equalling sixth title and serve notice to his rivals that he could surpass even his stellar 2015 this year.
Meet Djokovic the crowd-pleaser!
Newly crowned Australian Open champion NOvak Djokovic was not short of energy as he overpowered Andy Murray to claim his sixth Australian Open title.
Emotionally taxed, error-prone, Murray unable to break Djokovic jinx
With another Australian Open title having slipped through his fingers after a tournament plagued by off-court dramas, Andy Murray could not wait to see the back of Melbourne Park after losing his fifth final on Sunday.
Realistic Sania wants to enjoy the highs while they last
Following her triumph in the doubles at the Australian Open, Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza said it was an unreal feeling to win three Grand Slam titles in a row.
PHOTOS: How Djokovic tamed Murray en route to his sixth Aus Open title
Djokovic matches Roy Emerson's record with 6th Aus Open title
Factbox on Serbia's Novak Djokovic who won his sixth Australian Open men's singles title on Sunday.
Djokovic downs Murray to claim 6th Australian Open title
World No 1 Novak Djokovic won a record-extending 6th Australian Open title after defeating Briton Andy Murray in straight sets at Melbourne Park on Sunday.
Kerber dives into Yarra river to celebrate Aus Open triumph
Angelique Kerber leapt into murky surroundings on Sunday, just hours after she became the first German since 1999 to win a grand slam tennis title by defeating world number one Serena Williams at the Australian Open. Coffee-fuelled Soares serves up 'double' treat at Australian Open
Brazil's Bruno Soares, fuelled by numerous cups of coffee, produced a doubles double on Sunday when he and Russian partner Elena Vesnina won the Australian Open mixed doubles title on Rod Laver Arena.
January 30, 2016
Big brother Murray sets the tone by clinching doubles crown
Britain's Jamie Murray gained an early claim to bragging rights over younger brother Andy when he combined with Brazil's Bruno Soares to win the Australian Open men's doubles title early on Sunday.
Why spectators want Djokovic's opponents to win
'If one thing seemed clear in this week of very uneven tennis in Melbourne though, the much celebrated golden age of tennis may be over.'
5 instances that prove Serena was gracious in defeat
Serena Williams' relaxed outlook on life spilled over even in defeat on Saturday when she appeared to be almost as happy that Angelique Kerber had won her first Grand Slam final as the German herself.
Kerber's dream comes true in Melbourne
Angelique Kerber said her dreams came true in just over two hours on Rod Laver Arena on Saturday when she upset defending champion Serena Williams 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 to win the Australian Open.
Debutant Kerber upsets record chaser Williams
Angelique Kerber won her first Grand Slam by beating World No 1 Serena Williams 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 in Melbourne, on Saturday.
All you need to know about Aus Open men's finalists Djokovic and Murray
Factbox on Serbia's Novak Djokovic and Great Britain's Andy Murray who will contest his sixth Australian Open men's singles final on Sunday.
Aus Open: Baseline battle in view as Djokovic favourite to trump Murray
Novak Djokovic is expecting a fierce battle with an old friend and familiar protagonist when he makes a bid for history in the Australian Open final against Andy Murray on Sunday.
January 29, 2016
Why Milos Raonic was heartbroken...
A gallant Milos Raonic was left heartbroken by his Australian Open semi-final loss to Andy Murray on Friday, having pushed the Scot to his limits before a leg injury took the game out of his hands.
Murray survives Raonic scare to enter Australian Open final
Second seed Andy Murray of Great Britian edged past Canadian Milos Raonic to set up a high-voltage final against World No. 1 Novak Djokovic at the Australian Open in Melbourne, on Friday.
Sania loses in 'mixed'; hopes of grand double dashed
Sania Mirza's hopes of a grand double at the Australian Open were dashed after she and Croatian partner Ivan Dodig were beaten in the semi-finals of the mixed doubles on Friday night.
Can hot favourite Serena match Steffi Graf's major haul?
Serena Williams is on course to match Steffi Graf's major haul in the Australian Open on Saturday, but German seventh seed Angelique Kerber will be hoping she can prevent the American from emulating her idol while carving her own piece of history.
All you need to know about Australian Open finalist Williams and Kerber
Factbox on American Serena Williams, who will bid for her 22nd Grand Slam title against Angelique Kerber at the Australian Open on Saturday.
PHOTOS: Sania-Hingis extend winning run to 36 with Aus Open crown
The Santina juggernaut rolls as the Indo-Swiss pair of Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis overcame the Czech duo Andrea Hlavá?ková and Lucie Hradecká in straight sets to win the Australian Open at the Rod Laver Arena on Friday. Sania-Hingis win Australian Open, complete 'Grand' hat-trick
Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis edged out their Czech Republican rivals Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka to clinch the women's doubles title at the Australian Open. Serena warns Kerber ahead of final
Despite dominating the year by winning three Grand Slam titles in 2015, World No.1 Serena Williams believes she is playing better this year. Sania-Hingis eye third straight Grand Slam
Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis are gunning for their third title of the season as they take on Czech Republic combination of Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecká in the Women's Doubles final at Australian Open.
When devastating Djokovic left Rod Laver Arena crowd cold!
Champion Novak Djokovic was unable to draw much support from the crowd at Rod Laver Arena during his 6-1, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 semi-final win over sentimental favourite Roger Federer on Thursday, but the Serb found vital friends in the weather and the net-cord.
January 28, 2016
6 Takeaways for Roger Federer from Australian Open
Roger Federer sees light at end of dark tunnel.
PHOTOS: Djokovic, Serena hit new heights in Melbourne semis
Novak Djokovic held off a Roger Federer fightback as he reached the final of the Australian Open for the fifth time in six years. Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska was taken apart 6-0 6-4 by the reigning women's champion Serena Williams.
Konta's fairytale run ends but she is hungry for more Slam success
Johanna Konta's exhilarating run at the Australian Open was finally halted by Angelique Kerber in the semi-finals on Thursday, but the Briton leaves Melbourne Park 'hungry' for more Grand Slam success.
Djokovic quells Federer fightback to enter Aus Open final
Champion Novak Djokovic foiled a stirring fightback from Roger Federer to defeat the Swiss 6-1, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 at the Australian Open on Thursday and charge into a fifth successive Grand Slam final.
4 reasons why Kerber belongs in Grand Slam finals
Angelique Kerber feels vindicated that she now belongs at the upper echelons of the women's game after four years of consistency helped her into her first Grand Slam final at the Australian Open on Thursday.
What Murray needs to do to win against Raonic assault...
Andy Murray has had his mind elsewhere for much of the Australian Open but will need to bring laser-sharp focus into Friday's semi-final against the red-hot Milos Raonic.
4 reasons why Serena Williams is in TOP form
Serena Williams is playing at another level, says beaten Agnieszka Radwanska
Australian Open: Sania-Dodig upset holders Hingis-Paes
Sania Mirza of India and Ivan Dodig of Croatia bested defending champions Martina Hingis of Switzerland and Leander Paes of India 7-6 (7-1), 6-3 in the mixed doubles quarter-finals.
Kerber ends Konta's run, to face holder Serena in Melbourne final
Angelique Kerber ended Johanna Konta's fairytale run at the Australian Open with a 7-5, 6-2 victory on Thursday to earn a place in her first grand slam final.
Serena demolishes Radwanska to make seventh Australian Open final
Serena Williams underlined the difference in class and power between her and the rest of the women's field with a 6-0, 6-4 demolition of fourth seed Agnieszka Radwanska on Thursday to reach her seventh Australian Open final.
January 27, 2016
Serena bidding for 22nd Grand Slam title
Women's champion Serena Williams, bidding for her 22nd Grand Slam title, will have to overcome No 4 seed Agnieszka Radwanska in the first singles semi-final at the Rod Laver Arena.
Lip-smacking Aus Open semis! Djokovic to meet Federer
Reigning champion Novak Djokovic and No 3 seed Roger Federer will square off in a modern tennis classic when they take to centre court in the first men's semi-final at the Australian Open on Thursday.
She is no triple agent, just Johanna Konta...
With not one, or two but three passports in her possession, Britain's Johanna Konta could have been forgiven for suffering an identity crisis.
Sania-Hingis storm into Australian Open final, eye third successive Slam
India's Sania Mirza and her Swiss partner Martina Hingis stormed into the final of the women's doubles after a straight-sets victory against Germany's Julia Georges and Karolina Pliskova, at the Australian Open in Melbourne, on Wednesday.
4 reasons why win against Ferrer was Murray's best match
Andy Murray thinks he played his best tennis of the tournament during his Australian Open quarter-final victory over David Ferrer on Wednesday.
Aus Open: Raonic storms past Monfils into last four
A clinical Milos Raonic stormed past Gael Monfils 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 to reach the semi-finals of the Australian Open for the first time.
India at Australian Open: Bopanna's campaign over
Indian tennis ace Rohan Bopanna's challenge at the Australian Open ended, on Wednesday, with a shock defeat in the mixed doubles quarterfinals with partner Yung-Jan Chan.
Where is the proof of match-fixing?
Former Wimbledon champion Goran Ivanisevic says players are being hounded like 'serial killers' and demanded proof of the match-fixing allegations that have rocked the sport at the Australian Open.
When the 'unseeded' went the distance at the Australian Open
The Australian Open has seen many unheralded players punching above their weight. Rediff.com takes a look at a few such unseeded players who went the distance in the new millennium.
3 positives for Azarenka from Melbourne loss
Victoria Azarenka's hopes of a remarkable comeback Australian Open victory crumbled under Angelique Kerber's winners on Wednesday but the Belarusian was pleased with solid three weeks Down Under that made her feel she had turned a corner.
Aus Open PHOTOS: Kerber thwarts Azarenka comeback, Murray in semis
Images from the matches played on Day 10 at the Australian Open at Melbourne Park on Wednesday
January 26, 2016
Longevity has its place but Serena just wants to have fun
Serena Williams, with 21 grand slam titles in her trophy cabinet, thinks she has nothing left to prove to anyone and just wants to have fun for the remainder of her career.
Aus Open: 'Less is more' for Djokovic as Federer looms in semis
Champion Novak Djokovic did not bother with a practice hit before his showdown with Kei Nishikori and his "less is more" approach paid off with an easy 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 win on Tuesday to set up a blockbuster Australian Open semi-final with Roger Federer.
'My bad', says Federer after ruffling temperamental Tomic
Tennis great Roger Federer has issued a tacit apology for inadvertently provoking a war of words with temperamental local Bernard Tomic ahead of the Australian Open.
Aus Open PHOTOS: Djokovic downs Nishikori to set up Federer showdown
Images from the matches played on Day 8 at the Australian Open at Melbourne Park on Tuesday
Sania vs Paes in mixed doubles quarter-finals at Australia Open
Sania Mirza entered the women's doubles semi-finals and set up a high-intensity clash against Leander Paes in the mixed doubles after both the Indians made the quarter-finals with their respective partners in the Australian Open in Melbourne.
Federer ramps game up to move into Aus Open semis
Roger Federer advanced to his 12th Australian Open semi-final on Tuesday with an efficient 7-6(4), 6-2, 6-4 victory over sixth seed Tomas Berdych.
Serena routs Sharapova to reach Aus Open semis
Reigning champion Serena Williams ramped up the power in the second set to vanquish fifth seed Maria Sharapova for the 18th match in a row and reach the semi-finals of the Australian Open with a 6-4, 6-1 victory.
January 25, 2016
Doubles players at Aus Open questioned by officials over fixing report
Two players at the Australian Open revealed that they have been interviewed by officials over reports their opponents may have deliberately lost their first round mixed-doubles fixture, fuelling fresh fears of match-fixing in tennis.
'Drained' Murray would have quit Aus Open over Sears's health
Andy Murray would not have continued playing at the Australian Open if his father-in-law's health had deteriorated following his collapse at Rod Laver Arena, the world number two said on Monday.
Aus Open: Emotions run high as Murray scrambles past Tomic
Becomes first Briton to make tournament quarters since 1977
Aus Open: Ailing Wawrinka concedes Raonic was better on the day
French Open champion Stan Wawrinka blamed a lingering cold for his exit from the fourth round of the Australian Open at the hands of Canada's Milos Raonic on Monday.
Padma Bhushan for Sania, Saina; Deepika to get Padma Shri
Women dominated this year's Padma awards for sports with tennis star Sania Mirza and ace shuttler Saina Nehwal getting the nod for the Padma Bhushan, while archer Deepika Kumari was chosen for the Padma Shri in New Delhi, on Monday.
Aus Open PHOTOS: Murray eases into quarters, Raonic stuns Wawrinka
Images from Day 8 of the Australian Open at Melbourne Park on Monday.
Australian Open: Sania, Bopanna enter quarters of doubles events
Indian tennis stars Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna advanced to the quarter-finals of the women's and mixed doubles events respectively after notching up contrasting victories with their partners at the Australian Open.
January 24, 2016
Aus Open: When big-hearted Simon almost did Djokovic in
Gilles Simon will carry the distinction of being the first man to prise a set off Novak Djokovic at this year's Australian Open but the lion-hearted Frenchman was crushed after going down in a five-set classic on Sunday.
India at Australian Open: Paes, Bopanna advance in mixed doubles
It was a good day at office for India's mixed doubles pairs as both Leander Paes and Rohan Bopanna advanced to the second round of the event with their respective partners at the Australian Open, in Melbourne, on Sunday.
After breast reduction, it's nose surgery for Simona Halep
orld No 2 Simona Halep is to have an operation on her nose after an illness-plagued start to the year which ended with a first-round exit from the Australian Open.
Angry Tomic gives Federer bitter retort
Australian Bernard Tomic has hit back at Roger Federer's suggestion that he is a long way from being a top 10 player, saying the 17-times grand slam champion faced a quality deficit of his own compared to Novak Djokovic.
Aus Open PHOTOS: Djokovic wins marathon battle; Serena, Maria advance
Photos from matches played Day 7 of the Australian Open at Melbourne Park on Sunday
January 23, 2016
Murray victory overshadowed by father-in-law's collapse
Andy Murray moved into the fourth round of the Australian Open in surreal circumstances on Saturday, completing a 6-2, 3-6, 6-2, 6-2 victory over Joao Sousa after his father-in-law had collapsed ill a few hundred metres away.
How Serena is trying to bring 'pop culture' to tennis courts
Known for her attention seeking clothes, Serena Williams is trying to bring pop culture to the tennis courts.
Sick but slick Wawrinka records 400th ATP win to move to fourth round
Stan Wawrinka let his tennis do the talking as he brushed off the after-effects of a cold to breeze into the fourth round of the Australian Open with a 6-2, 6-3, 7-6(3) victory over Lukas Rosol on Saturday.
Ivanovic bows out after coach hospitalised following collapse in stands
The coach of Ana Ivanovic, and father-in-law of men's world number two Andy Murray, collapsed in the stands at Rod Laver Arena during the Serb's third round clash with American Madison Keys on Saturday, causing play to be suspended indefinitely.
India at the Australian Open: Sania, Juniors cruise
Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza and her Swiss partner Martina Hingis continued to display their rampaging form as they extended their winning streak to 32 after progressing through to the third round of the Australian Open in the women's doubles event on Saturday.
Brit Konta one among many 'local' exports shining under Melbourne sun
Johanna Konta spurned the country of her birth to play tennis for Britain but the Sydney-born 24-year-old has enjoyed huge support from the MelbournePark crowds during her run to the Australian Open fourth round.
Aus Open PHOTOS: Murray, Wawrinka, Azarenka in last 16; Ivanovic ousted
IMAGES from Day 6 of the Australian Open in Melbourne, on Saturday.
January 22, 2016
Sharapova re-dresses for success
Former champion Maria Sharapova found inspiration in a change of dress to put away unseeded American Lauren Davis 6-1, 6-7(5), 6-0 at the Australian Open on Friday and set up an intriguing fourth round match with rising Swiss talent Belinda Bencic.
PHOTOS: Djokovic checks tricky Seppi after Federer defuses Dimitrov
A patient Roger Federer weathered a second set storm from Grigor Dimitrov before slapping down the Bulgarian challenger 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 6-4 to reach the fourth round of the Australian Open and clinch his 300th win in Grand Slams.
Aus Open PHOTOS: Serena marches on; Sharapova survives scare
IMAGES from Day 5 of the Australian Open in Melbourne, on Friday.
Best PHOTOS from the Australian Open
From Rafael Nadal's shock exit in the first round to Novak Djokovic's clinical run. We bring you the highs and lows as the Australian Open moves into its business end.
January 21, 2016
'I've been so fortunate to be able to compete 20 years in a row'
Lleyton Hewitt was ushered into retirement as Spain's David Ferrer ended the Australian former world number one's career with a 6-2, 6-4, 6-4 victory on an emotional night at Melbourne Park.
Sania, Bopanna ease into second round at Australian Open
India's tennis stars enjoyed comfortable wins in the Australian Open on Thursday as Sania Mirza eased into the second round with partner Martina Hingis while Rohan Bopanna also registered a straight sets victory in the men's doubles first round.
PHOTOS: Ivanovic shaken after spectator falls during match
Former French Open champion Ana Ivanovic was shaken up when a spectator was injured falling down the stairs on Rod Laver Arena but recovered her composure to ease into the third round at the Australian Open on Thursday.
Aus Open PHOTOS: Murray negates Groth's attack; Azarenka advances
IMAGES from Day 4 of the Australian Open in Melbourne, on Thursday.
January 20, 2016
Djokovic denies report that 2007 loss to Santoro was fixed
Novak Djokovic has denied an Italian media report he deliberately lost a match in 2007 that has been linked to a wider scandal involving alleged corruption in tennis. Federer is no pushy parent!
Roger Federer is in love with tennis even after nearly two decades but may not be that keen to follow his children if they ever turned professional, the Swiss maestro said after storming into the third round of the Australian Open on Wednesday.
Bouchard fails to live up to expectations once more
Former golden girl Eugenie Bouchard's hopes of rehabilitation at the Australian Open came to a swift end on Wednesday as wily Agnieszka Radwanska sent the Canadian spinning out of the tournament with a 6-4, 6-2 defeat in the second round.
Hewitt prolongs Australian Open swansong as family watches from stands
An emotional Lleyton Hewitt staved off retirement for at least one more match by beating countryman James Duckworth 7-6(5), 6-2, 6-4 to reach the second round of the Australian Open on Tuesday.
Confident and injury-free, Sharapova surges forth at Melbourne Park
Maria Sharapova declared herself free from the worry of a forearm injury after charging into the Australian Open third round on Wednesday.
Aus Open: Bhupathi in men's doubles second round, Paes loses
Mahesh Bhupathi returned to Grand Slam action with a first-round win at the Australian Open but Leander Paes' bid fell flat at the first hurdle, in Melbourne, on Wednesday.
Will Venus be back at the Australian Open next year?
Serena Williams expects her sister Venus to be back at Melbourne Park next year for a 17th crack at winning the Australian Open, the American world number one said.
'Pumped up' Federer sees off Dolgopolov to reach third round
Roger Federer overcame some feisty resistance from Alexandr Dolgopolov to safely advance to the third round of the Australian Open with a 6-3, 7-5, 6-1 victory.
Aus Open PHOTOS: Kvitova upset even as Djoko, Federer, Serena, cruise
Images from Day 3 of the 2016 Australian Open in Melbourne, on Wednesday
January 19, 2016
PHOTOS: Sublime Verdasco sends Nadal packing in first round
Fernando Verdasco sent shockwaves through the Australian Open on Tuesday by defeating Rafael Nadal 7-6(6), 4-6, 3-6, 7-6(4), 6-2 to send the former world number one crashing out in the opening round.
Eight players in Australian Open suspected of match-fixing
Some secret files exposing widespread match-fixing in Tennis have rocked the Australian Open as about eight players, who were found suspicious in the past, are in the main draw of the 2016 tournament.
Revelations by tennis players on fixing approaches come thick and fast
After startling claims, on Monday, by the BBC and online BuzzFeed News accusing tennis authorities of failing to deal with 16 players repeatedly flagged up to the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) over suspicions of matches being thrown, former British Davis Cup player Arvind Parmar and Australian teenager Thanasi Kokkinakis have revealed that they were offered money to tank games.
Federer wants names revealed as match-fixing allegations mar tennis
Roger Federer called for 'concrete' facts while Novak Djokovic spoke of his team once being offered $200,000 to fix a match as the multiple grand slam champions reacted to claims of widespread match-rigging in tennis on Monday.
Aus Open PHOTOS: Nadal, Halep, Venus knocked out; Murray forges ahead
Photos from matches on Day 2 at the Australian Open on Tuesday
January 18, 2016
Upsets on Day 1 at the Australian Open
Rediff.com takes stock of the seeded casualties on the first day of the Australian Open.
I was indirectly approached for fixing, admits Djokovic
Novak Djokovic said an approach had been made offering him $200,000 to throw a match at the St Petersburg Open.
Wozniacki kicking herself after loss to unseeded Putintseva
Caroline Wozniacki was left ruing her inability to see off Kazakhstan's Yulia Putintseva after the unseeded 21-year-old rallied back from a set down to knock out her more established opponent in the first round of the Australian Open on Monday.
4 reasons why tennis is ripe for match-fixing!
Tennis was rocked on Monday by allegations that the game's authorities have failed to deal with widespread match-fixing.
India at Aus Open: Yuki Bhambri ousted by Berdych
Star Indian tennis player Yuki Bhambri suffered a major setback in the Australian Open after a straight-set defeat at the hands of the sixth-seed Tomas Berdych in the opening round of the tournament on Monday.
Serena, Nishikori shoot down match-fixing claims
World No.1 Serena Williams has refuted any hints of match-fixing in women's tennis. Tennis rocked by shocking match-fixing claims!
Widespread suspected match-fixing exists at the top level of world tennis, including at Wimbledon, according to secret files obtained by the BBC and online BuzzFeed News.
Aus Open PHOTOS: Federer, Djoko, Sharapova cruise; Wozniacki stunned
Photos from Day 1 of the Australian Open matches played at Melbourne Park on Monday
January 17, 2016
Is she the new Grand Slam champion in waiting?
Garbine Muguruza is doing her best to stay grounded ahead of the Australian Open after a breakout 2015 season brought a wave of attention and suggestions that she was a Grand Slam champion in waiting.
Record-chasing Djokovic ready to rumble in Melbourne heat
World number one Novak Djokovic is a red hot favourite to overcome all opponents and clinch another Australian Open title this year, although extreme temperatures will be a wild card the Serb has to watch out for.
January 16, 2016
Hingis joins Sania at top of world rankings
Swiss tennis great Martina Hingis has joined her Indian partner Sania Mirza at the top of the women's doubles rankings, a day after the duo won its second title of the season in Sydney.
Wawrinka down plays impact of Djokovic victory
For someone who was the only man to beat world number one Novak Djokovic in a grand slam in 2015, Stan Wawrinka was indifferent about the attention on the feat heading into this year's Australian Open.
Azarenka eyes fun ride to third Australian title
After two years of injury frustration and bouts of depression, Victoria Azarenka is hoping a little bit of motorcycle riding and some street art will change people's perceptions and help her to a third Australian Open title. 'I actually just returned a pair of underwear that wasn't mine'
Maria Sharapova says her Australian Open preparations have gone smoothly despite her lack of recent on-court action, all barring a mix-up at the Melbourne Park laundry over a pair of leopard print underwear.
'Novak deserves like a little star next to his name right now'
Novak Djokovic deserves a "little star" next to his name for a spectacular 2015 season that saw him win three grand slams among his 11 titles but the men's game is not simply a matter of the Serb versus the rest, Roger Federer said.
Hobart International: Cornet hammers Bouchard to take title
France's Alize Cornet thrashed an error-prone Eugenie Bouchard 6-1, 6-2 to win the Hobart International title on Saturday.
Sydney International: Bopanna, Mergea beaten in final
Rohan Bopanna and Florin Mergea had to be content with a runners-up finish at the ATP Apia International after losing the summit clash to Bruno Soares and Jamie Murray in Sydney.
'My wife and child are more important to me than a tennis match'
World number two Andy Murray has repeated, emphatically, that he will abandon the pursuit of his first Australian Open title if his wife goes into labour early.
January 15, 2016
3 enemies standing in Serena's way to seventh heaven
Ailing knees, Father Time and even a resurgent Victoria Azarenka stand in the way of Serena Williams clinching her seventh Australian Open title and giving her one more shot at an achievement that would cap her storied career.
It was a dream and now it's reality: Hingis
The golden girls of world tennis, Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis continued their dominance in the WTA doubles circuit, as they clinched their second title of 2016 by winning the Sydney International.
Sania-Hingis reign in Sydney after 30th straight win
The world No 1 women's doubles team added another crown to their overflowing trophy vault, winning the WTA Apia International in Sydney. They beat Caroline Garcia and Kristina Mladenovic in the final.
Australian Open: India's Bhambri faces World No. 6 Berdych in first round
India's tennis player Yuki Bhambri was handed a tough draw at the Australian Open when he found himself pitted against World No. 6 Tomas Berdych in the opening round of the men's singles event.
Sydney International tennis: Bopanna-Mergea in final; Halep loses
India's Rohan Bopanna and his Romanian partner Florin Mergea entered the Sydney International final after a straight sets win over Thomaz Bellucci and Leonardo Mayer, on Friday.
Rio cancels contract for Olympic tennis centre due to delays
The city of Rio de Janeiro cancelled the construction contract for the Olympic tennis centre on Thursday, just 200 days before the start of the games, fining the consortium responsible for delays and breach of contract for the mostly finished venue.
Aus Open draw: Djokovic to open title defence against plucky Korean
Serena faces hard-hitting Giorgi in first round while former World No Hewitt play his final grand slam
January 14, 2016
Sania-Martina win 29th consecutive match, break 22-year-old record
India's Sania Mirza and her Swiss partner Martina Hingis, on Thursday, rallied to win their 29th match in a row, to reach the Sydney International women's doubles final and break a 22-year-old world record en route.
Defending champs Djokovic, Williams get top billing at Australian Open
Reigning champions Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams have been named top seeds for the Australian Open starting on Monday.
Somdev knocked out of Australian Open qualifiers
India's singles player Somdev Devvarman suffered disappointment in the Australian Open qualifications at Melbourne Park on Thursday.
Auckland tennis: Anderson socked by American Jack
Jack Sock started a new tradition on Thursday, one that the 23-year-old hopes will become a regular occurrence as he carves out a successful tennis career.
One thing Serena Williams can't afford to do in 2016...
Serena Williams must stop giving opponents head starts if she is to come anywhere near emulating last season's feat of winning three of the year's four Grand Slams, according to former World No 1 Chris Evert.
January 13, 2016
Sharapova fully fit and ready for Australian Open challenge
Multiple grand slam champion Maria Sharapova has declared herself fully fit and ready for next week's Australian Open after having her preparations hampered by a forearm injury.
Unstoppable Sania-Hingis equal record winning streak
Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza and her Swiss partner Martina Hingis equalled the record for the longest women's doubles winning streak on Wednesday by advancing to the WTA Sydney International semi-finals with a straight set triumph.
Djokovic not as smooth on romantic dates as on tennis court...
It seems Novak Djokovic's moves with the ladies are not as perfect as the moves with his tennis.
January 12, 2016
Australia hoping bad boys come good in Melbourne
Nick Kyrgios and Bernard Tomic gave Australia an unwanted reputation as a breeding ground for tennis brats during a tempestuous 2015 and the pair will be firmly under the spotlight in front of home crowds at Melbourne Park.
Sydney International: Sania-Martina continue unbeaten run
The seemingly unstoppable duo of Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis eased past Anastasia Rodionova and Arina Rodionova in the opening round of the Sydney International to extend their winning streak to 27 matches in Sydney on Tuesday.
January 11, 2016
Andy Murray's No 1 goal is...
Finally clinching an elusive Australian Open crown is Andy Murray's number one goal for the new year but the Briton concedes that his hopes of success at Melbourne Park may rest on champion Novak Djokovic having an off-day.
Bernard Tomic: The apology after infamous rant
Australia's top-ranked tennis player Bernard Tomic has apologised after a row with hotel staff over the use of courts near his Gold Coast residence in the leadup to the Australian Open, local media reported.
Paes knocked out in first round of Sydney International
India's tennis star Leander Paes and his partner Jeremy Chardy suffered a straight-set loss in the opening round of men's doubles at the USD 404,780 Sydney International on Monday.
Sania maintains top spot, Bopanna ninth in doubles rankings
India's Sania Mirza continues to top the women's double chart while her partner Martina Hingis of Switzerland maintained her second spot in the latest tennis WTA rankings issued on Monday.
January 10, 2016
Djokovic, Serena named players of 2015, Sania-Hingis crowned Doubles champions
Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams were named men's and women's world champions for 2015 by the International Tennis Federation on Tuesday. Chennai Open: Wawrinka makes it three in a row
Living up to his top billing, Stan Wawrinka annexed his third Chennai Open singles title in a row, demolishing the challenge of Borna Coric in the final.
Brisbane International: Raonic takes revenge on Federer
An inspired Milos Raonic toppled Roger Federer 6-4, 6-4 to win the Brisbane International on Sunday and avenge his defeat to the Swiss master in last year's final.
January 09, 2016
Djokovic crushes Nadal to start new year with Doha title
Novak Djokovic moved ahead for the first time in his long-running rivalry with Rafael Nadal when the World No 1 thrashed the Spaniard to win the Qatar Open in Doha on Saturday.
Chennai Open: Wawrinka eases into final with win over Paire
Top seed and defending champion Stanislas Wawrinka punctured the challenge of Benoit Paire with remarkable ease and earned himself a shot at a third successive Chennai Open title by reaching the singles final, in Chennai, on Saturday.
Tennis 'bad boy' Kyrgios helps Australia to win Hopman Cup
Nick Kyrgios continued his impressive run of form ahead of this month's Australian Open by powering the host nation to the mixed-team Hopman Cup title against Ukraine in Perth on Saturday.
Yet another milestone for Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis
India's Sania Mirza and her Swiss partner Martina Hingis continued their domination in the women's doubles by winning their sixth consecutive title by lifting the Brisbane International Tennis Tournament, in Brisbane, on Saturday.
Azarenka sounds Australian Open warning with Brisbane win
Victoria Azarenka displayed the kind of form that could lead her to a hat-trick of Australian Open titles later this month by brushing aside German fourth seed Angelique Kerber 6-3, 6-1 in the Brisbane International final on Saturday.
Auckland Classic: Spirited Stephens bags title as Melbourne looms
Sloane Stephens ground down unseeded German Julia Goerges 7-5, 6-2 to win the Auckland Classic on Saturday, the American ending a busy day at the office with a confidence-boosting triumph ahead of the Australian Open.
Shenzhen Open: Radwanska takes Riske for easy triumph
Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska celebrated her rise to the top four of the world rankings with a 6-3, 6-2 thumping of Alison Riske in the Shenzhen Open final on Saturday, her 18th WTA career title.
PHOTOS: Champion Federer sets up Raonic final in Brisbane
Defending champion Roger Federer will meet big-serving Canadian Milos Raonic in the final of the Brisbane International after the Swiss top seed dismantled rising Austrian talent Dominic Thiem 6-1, 6-4 in Brisbane.
January 08, 2016
Ramkumar wins hearts in defeat, Wawrinka in semis
A marauding Ramkumar Ramanathan dished out yet another commendable performance, albeit in a losing cause as he exited from Chennai Open after an intensly-fought singles quarterfinal against world number 45
Federer battles past Dimitrov, Azarenka sails into final
Defending champion Federer, battling a flu bug according to the local media, was made to work hard by his Bulgarian opponent before the Swiss master prevailed 6-4, 6-7(4), 6-4 at the Pat Rafter Arena. Brisbane International: Tomic proving to be giant killer at 'home'
Home hope Bernard Tomic continued his promising form ahead of the Australian Open by overcoming Kei Nishikori to set up a Brisbane International semi-final against big-serving Canadian Milos Raonic.
Unstoppable Sania-Hingis make it 25 WINS in a row; enter Brisbane final!
India's tennis ace Sania Mirza and her Swiss partner Martina Hingis continued their stupendous run by clinching their 25th victory together to enter the final of the Brisbane International Tennis Tournament in Brisbane, on Friday.
Safarova calls in sick, will miss Australian Open
World No 9 Lucie Safarova will miss this month's Australian Open as she has yet to regain full fitness following a bacterial infection last year, the Czech said on Friday.
January 07, 2016
Ramkumar rallies into Chennai Open quarterfinals
A gutsy Ramkumar Ramanathan buried a sluggish start to eke out an inspiring win over Alexander Kudryavtsev and enter the men's singles quarterfinals of the Chennai Open on Thursday.
Paes forced out of Chennai Open after partner falls ill
Indian tennis great Leander Paes will not take further part in the the Aircel Chennai Open with his men's doubles partner, Marcel Granollers, falling ill.
Federer sails in Brisbane, Crawford crushes Petkovic
Roger Federer took 55 minutes to dispel all injury doubts with a 6-2, 6-1 routing of unheralded German Tobias Kamke in the second round of the Brisbane International on Thursday.
January 06, 2016
Chennai Open: Wawrinka breezes into quarters; Indians advance
Ramkumar Ramanathan's good run at the Chennai Open continued as he combined with compatriot N Sriram Balaji to knock out fourth seeded Kiwi pair of Artem Sitak and Marcus Daniel on Wednesday and storm into the doubles quarter-finals.
Hopman Cup: Murray shown the door by 'improved' Kyrgios
?Andy Murray's preparations for this month's Australian Open suffered a setback on Wednesday when the world number two went down in straight sets to local favourite Nick Kyrgios at the Hopman Cup in Perth.
Brisbane: Nishikori, Azarenka move through to quarters
Japan's Kei Nishikori and Victoria Azarenka of Belarus continued their Australian Open preparations by swiftly marching through to the quarter finals of the Brisbane International on Wednesday.
Auckland Classic: Broady lets her racquet do the talking
A fired up Naomi Broady let her racquet do the talking as she stormed back to beat Jelena Ostapenko in an ill-tempered Auckland Classic clash marred by an on-court row after the Briton called for the Latvian to be disqualified.
January 05, 2016
Chennai Open: Wild carder Ramkumar marches on but Somdev knocked out
Ramkumar Ramanathan recorded the second-biggest win of his career by shocking world number 98 Daniel Gimeno-Traver in the opening round of the ATP Chennai Open but there was no end to Somdev Devvarman's struggle as he was knocked out of the singles event, in Chennai on Tuesday.
Hopman Cup: Serena retires with knee injury
World No 1 Serena Williams retired from her Hopman Cup match against Australian Jarmila Wolfe on Tuesday with a knee injury barely two weeks before launching her bid for a seventh Australian Open title.
Auckland Classic: Venus eclipsed by rising Russian, Ivanovic out
Former world number ones Venus Williams and Ana Ivanovic endured a humbling start to the season after the top two seeds were dumped out of the Auckland Classic in the first round by unheralded opponents.
Sharapova's Brisbane withdrawal a 'precaution' ahead of Aus Open
Multiple grand slam champion Maria Sharapova withdrew from the Brisbane International on Tuesday after suffering an arm injury in practise less than two weeks before the Australian Open.
PHOTOS: Ivanovic, Wozniacki hit the streets in Auckland
Ana Ivanovic and Caroline Wozniacki hit the streets in Auckland to play some street tennis.
January 04, 2016
Chennai Open: Qualifier Pavic, Coric advance to 2nd Round
Eight seed Borna Coric of Croatia survived anxious moments before getting the better of a fighting Spaniard Marcel's Granollers 7-6, 2-6, 6-4 in a gruelling first round match of the ATP Chennai Open tennis tournament in Chennai on Monday.
Brisbane International PIX: Easy for Azarenka; Stosur survives
Former Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka began her warm-up to the first Grand Slam of the year in convincing fashion with a 6-2,6-0 win over Russian Elena Vesnina in their first round match at the Brisbane International on Monday.
PHOTOS: Federer's day out in Brisbane
With only two weeks to go for the Australian Open, tennis stars Roger Federer, Victoria Azarenka, Radek Stepanek and Garbine Muguruza were seen in a light-spirited mood in Brisbane. Hobbling Serena Williams ruled out of opening Hopman Cup tie
World number one Serena Williams was ruled out of her opening match at the Hopman Cup mixed team event in Perth on Monday because of inflammation of the knee, organisers said.
January 03, 2016
Somdev rallies to qualify for Chennai Open main draw
Somdev Devvarman joined compatriot Ramkumar Ramanathan in the singles main draw of the ATP Chennai Open with a come-from-behind victory over Briton James Ward in the final qualifying round in Chennai on Sunday.
Paes doesn't want repeat of 2012 London Games selection drama
Leander Paes is hoping that there will be not be repeat of a selection fiasco ahead of the Rio Olympics and feels he deserves to be paired with Rohan Bopanna and Sania Mirza for the men's and mixed doubles events.
January 02, 2016
Here we come again to a new season, starting with Doha: Djokovic
Six weeks after completing one of the greatest seasons in tennis history, Novak Djokovic begins his 2016 campaign and warm-up for his Australian Open defense in Qatar.
December 30, 2015
You have to remain mentally strong while facing Djokovic: Wawrinka
Stanislas Wawrinka eked out the "biggest win" of his career when he downed Novak Djokovic in the final of the 2015 French Open and the Swiss champions says staying mentally strong is always key against the Serbian giant.
December 27, 2015
Yuki Bhambri pulls out of Chennai Open
India's top singles player Yuki Bhambri on Sunday withdrew from the Chennai Open as he is yet to recover from his elbow injury.
December 25, 2015
Soderling finally retires after long-running illness
Sweden's Robin Soderling, the player best-known for being the first man to beat Rafael Nadal at the French Open, has retired from professional tennis because of a long-running illness.
December 24, 2015
'To play in my seventh Olympics..this is what dreams are made of'
Leander Paes has said he's all geared up to win a medal in next year's Rio Olympics.
December 23, 2015
In-form Paes eyes medal at record seventh Olympic Games
India's tennis star Leander Paes on Wednesday said he is all geared up to win a medal at next year's Rio Olympic Games.
Wawrinka to start Chennai Open defense against Croat teen Coric
Stan Wawrinka will begin his title defense at the Chennai Open facing off against Croatian teenager Borna Coric.
Arsenal believe they can win Premier League: Ozil
Arsenal can win the Premier League title this season if they can continue playing the type of game they did during Monday night's 2-1 win over Manchester City, midfielder Mesut Ozil has said.
Djokovic and Serena Williams named ITF world champions for 2015
Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams were named men's and women's world champions for 2015 by the International Tennis Federation.
December 22, 2015
2015 Rewind: Historic 2015 for Sania
Sania Mirza savoured a historic 2015 as she became the first female player from India to win a women's doubles Grand Slam title on way to becoming World No 1 even as Yuki Bhambri presented himself in a new
December 21, 2015
Sania to captain India Fed Cup Team
World No 1 Sania Mirza was, on Monday, named captain of the Indian team for next year's Fed Cup while two six-member squads were announced by the AITA selection panel for the South Asian Games.
Murray wins BBC Sports Personality of the Year award
Davis Cup hero Andy Murray won the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award for 2015 at a star-studded reception in Belfast on Sunday.
December 20, 2015
PHOTOS: Wawrinka inspires Singapore to IPTL title victory
Stan Wawrinka showed his class in both singles and doubles to lead the Singapore Slammers to victory in the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) final in front of a delighted home crowd at the Indoor Stadium on Sunday.
Now, Virat Kohli wants to play tennis!
India's Test cricket captain Virat Kohli seems to be smitten by the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL).
December 18, 2015
When Serena Williams did not finish...
Serena Williams has won 21 Grand Slam titles but failed to finish 5km run in Miami, Florida.
December 17, 2015
Thanks to Jonas for helping out, nice to have Amelie back: Murray
World number two Andy Murray will not be working with Swede Jonas Bjorkman next year after his French coach Amelie Mauresmo resumed her role following the birth of her son.
December 16, 2015
Serena crowned Sportsperson of Year, eyes more slams
Serena Williams added to one of the longest resumes in sports by collecting the Sportsperson of the Year award from Sports Illustrated, becoming only the third individual woman to claim the honour since its 1956 inception.
December 14, 2015
And the Sports Illustrated's Sportsperson of the Year is...
Serena Williams, who held all four of tennis's grand slam titles for the second time in her career and won 53 of 56 matches in 2015, was named Sportsperson of the Year by Sports Illustrated magazine on Monday.
December 13, 2015
Don't know what to call IPTL but I have loved it: Federer
"The question is what an exhibition is? There is a kids' day exhibition in Australia Nickelodeon style, obviously where you hit and giggle with Scooby Doo, you know.
December 12, 2015
Federer excited to partner Hingis at Rio Olympics
Switzerland's two greatest tennis players will join forces at next year's Rio Olympics when Roger Federer and Martina Hingis play together in the mixed doubles.
'Our relationship doesn't only revolve around tennis'
Their friendship and camaraderie, they say, goes way beyond tennis but Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna are in no hurry to form a mixed doubles team in the coming season despite the speculation that they could be pairing up for India at the Olympic Games next year.
December 11, 2015
IPTL: Moya masterclass as Slammers thrash Mavericks
Temperamental Australian star Nick Kyrgios provided the perfect finish after veteran Carlos Moya's masterclass performance as Singapore Slammers hammered the Philippine Mavericks 30-22 in their opening match of the
Serbian beauty Ana Ivanovic rocks the saree look!
Ana Ivanovic took the opportunity to experience the Indian culture and tried the traditional saree look.
Nadal refuses to partner Leander Paes 'anytime soon'
World No 5 Rafael Nadal has ruled out joining forces with Indian tennis great Leander Paes 'anytime soon', insisting that he is focusing entirely on the singles event.
Nadal v Federer: Much-awaited showdown of IPTL
The marquee clash between a vintage Roger Federer and classy Rafael Nadal, the legends of the game will be awaited keenly by the fans as the third leg of the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) in New Delhi on Friday.
December 10, 2015
IPTL: Nadal, Sania help Indian Aces thrash Philippines Mavericks
Legendary Rafael Nadal was at his energetic best in his two wins as rampaging Indian Aces continued their sparkling run in the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) with a 30-12 rout of the Philippines Mavervicks, on the opening day of the Indian leg of the event.
IPTL PHOTOS: Paes inspires Japan Warriors to victory
Rafael Nadal shares his success mantra
"When I was a kid, I just dreamt about playing at Roland Garros, at Wimbledon, professional tournaments. I am no different than many kids. My motivation and passion to try to reach that dream was the key to our success.
December 09, 2015
Delhi gears up for Nadal-Federer clash
The marquee clash between a vintage Roger Federer and classy Rafael Nadal, the legends of the game will be awaited keenly by the fans as the third leg of the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) begins in New Delhi on Thursday.
Rejig in Roger Federer's coaching team
Roger Federer has rejigged his coaching team for next year by parting company with Stefan Edberg and bringing Ivan Ljubicic on board, the 17-time Grand Slam champion said on Wednesday.
December 08, 2015
Canadian beauty Bouchard sweats it out on the beach
Canadian Eugenie Bouchard tried to forget her poor results on the court.
December 04, 2015
Title holders Indian Aces make it two in a row
Defending champions Indian Aces bounced back in style to beat Singapore Slammers 27-20 and record their second successive win in the Japan leg of the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) season 2 in Kobe.
December 02, 2015
Djokovic pulls out of IPTL 2, Wawrinka drafted in
World number one Novak Djokovic has pulled out of the Indian Premier Tennis League (IPTL), commencing from Wednesday, citing fatigue, and he has been replaced by Andy Murray and Stan Wawrinka in his team- OUE Singapore Slammers.
December 01, 2015
Here is what Murray thinks about the future of British tennis
Andy Murray, who put Britain on top of the tennis world with victory in the Davis Cup at the weekend, says he has given up talking to the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) about the future of the game back home as it is a waste of time.
Sania continues to rule women's doubles rankings
Sania Mirza has enjoyed a dream run in the history Indian tennis this year. With two Grand Slam titles, 10 ATP crowns, in the WTA rankings, the Hyderabadi star continues to be World No 1.
British hopes fulfilled... Murray can now focus on his career
In winning the Davis Cup Andy Murry has fulfilled the hopes Britain had in him. Now, says Bikash Mohapatra/Rediff.com, he needs to live up to his initial promise and consistently deliver results a player of his potential deserves.
November 29, 2015
Davis Cup win caps remarkable year for Britain's Andy Murray
World No 2 Andy Murray's three-point contribution to Britain's defeat of Belgium in the Davis Cup final concluded one of the most remarkable years ever achieved in the competition by an individual player. Below are the key facts:
Magnificent Murrays put Britain on brink of Davis Cup title
The magnificent Murrays, Andy and Jamie, put Britain within touching distance of a first Davis Cup triumph for 79 years with a doubles victory over Belgium duo David Goffin and Steve Darcis in Ghent on Saturday.
November 28, 2015
Punjab Marshalls break home-ground jinx in CTL 2015
Punjab Marshalls swept the first home tie 23-15 against Raipur Rangers in possibly the most exciting tie of the Champions Tennis League so far in Chandigarh on Friday.
November 27, 2015
Sania-Leander pair at Rio Olympics? Hit or miss?
India's best chances of a medal was in the mixed doubles in which Leander Paes is expected to partner Sania Mirza.
November 26, 2015
Davis Cup: Edmund makes baptism of fire as Britain face Belgium
Unheralded British youngster Kyle Edmund faces a Davis Cup baptism of fire when he makes his debut in the final on Friday against Belgium's David Goffin in the opening rubber.
Caption this: Sania gives Didi a helping hand in tennis
Tennis stars descended on Kolkata when a prelude to the Indian Premier Tennis League had legends like Martina Navratilova, Leander Paes, Sania Mirza and Mahesh Bhupathi play in the Tennis Masters on Tuesday.
Can Wawrinka win his third successive title in Chennai?
World No.4 Stan Wawrinka will look to win his third successive Chennai Open title, while the Indian challenge will be spearheaded by rising star Yuki Bhambri
November 25, 2015
Sania-Bhupathi prevail over Paes-Navratilova pair
Legendary Martina Navratilova showed glimpses of her past with her super-fit partner Leander Paes but it was the duo of Sania Mirza and Mahesh Bhupathi who prevailed 7-5, 7-5 to win the Kolkata leg of the Tennis Masters, a prelude to the IPTL.
No one has the right to ask me what happens in my bedroom: Sania
Indian tennis sensation Sania Mirza, currently the world women's doubles champion, features in the BBC's 100 women of 2015, a list of 'aspirational women' across the world, compiled by the media conglomerate.
November 24, 2015
Britain counting on Murrays to bring home elusive Davis Cup
Britain will attempt to win the Davis Cup for the first time in 79 years this weekend when they take on Belgium in Ghent, although if they do succeed the Scottish town of Dunblane could argue its name should be enscribed on the trophy.
Tennis this year is only about 'The One'
The Serb's dominance in 2016, says Bikash Mohapatra/Rediff.com, is way beyond numbers. It's about how he forced his opponents into submission.
November 23, 2015
Davis Cup final will go ahead: ITF
The Davis Cup final between Belgium and Britain will go ahead despite Brussels being placed on maximum alert over the threat of an imminent attack, local organisers and the International Tennis Federation said on Monday.
November 22, 2015
My quality to adapt to moments and partners is the key: Hingis
Having captured two Grand Slam doubles titles as well as the year-ending WTA Tour finals with Sania Mirza, and the US Open mixed doubles title with Leander Paes, Martina Hingis says the key to her success with both the Indian aces was her ability to adapt to their style of play.
November 21, 2015
PHOTOS: Djokovic crushes Nadal to reach final in London
Novak Djokovic turned on the style to outclass old adversary Rafael Nadal and reach the final of the ATP World Tour Finals with a 6-3, 6-3 victory at the 02 Arena in London, on Saturday.
World Tour Finals: Bopanna-Mergea storm into final, eye No. 1 ranking
Rohan Bopanna and his Romanian partner Florin Mergea on Saturday made it to the final of the men's doubles event at the ATP World Tour Finals, in London, after registering a straight-set victory against Croatian Ivan Dodig and Marcelo Melo of Brazil.
November 20, 2015
ATP World Tour Finals: Nadal outlasts Ferrer, stays unbeaten
Rafael Nadal emulated Roger Federer by winning a third successive round-robin match at the ATP World Tour Finals on Friday, edging fellow Spaniard David Ferrer at the O2 Arena.
It's tough to have a better year than 2015: Sania Mirza
Sania Mirza says it is tough to have a better year than 2015 but she will strive hard to at least match the achievements of this season, in which she won two Grand Slams and also became world number one in individual doubles rankings.
Nadal is back with a bang; proving to be a 'threat' again
Rafael Nadal will be pose a significant Grand Slam threat again next year after showing signs of returning to his best, according to two of the Spaniard's greatest rivals.
November 19, 2015
World Tour Finals: Federer repels Nishikori fightback to win group
Roger Federer's enduring brilliance and his sheer hatred of losing allowed him to withstand a stunning Kei Nishikori fightback and remain undefeated at the ATP World Tour Finals on Thursday.
World Tour Finals: Bopanna-Mergea lose to Fognini-Bolleli
Rohan Bopanna and Florin Mergea finished second in Ashe/Smith Group after losing to the Italian pair of Fabio Fognini and Simone Bolleli in their last group match in the ATP World Tour Finals , at the O2 Arena, in London, on Thursday.
November 18, 2015
ATP Tour Finals: Impressive Nadal powers past Murray
Rafael Nadal produced one of his best performances of the year to beat Andy Murray 6-4, 6-1 at the ATP World Tour Finals and move within sight of the semi-finals on Wednesday.
November 17, 2015
ATP Tour Finals: Nishikori stays in hunt
Kei Nishikori shook off an opening day drubbing by Novak Djokovic to beat Tomas Berdych 7-5, 3-6, 6-3 in the best match yet at the ATP World Tour Finals on Tuesday.
Rohan Bopanna in World Tour Finals semis
India's Rohan Bopanna and his Romanian partner Florin Mergea reached the semifinals of the World Tour Finals with a straight sets win at London's O2 Arena.
It's been an amazing year for me, gushes Sania
Having won two Grand Slams and become World No 1 in women's doubles this year, Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza does not really want to do anything different for the next season.
November 16, 2015
ATP World Tour Finals: Murray subdues Ferrer to make winning start
Andy Murray fought past a dogged David Ferrer to win his opening match at the ATP World Tour Finals on Monday, showing no sign of being distracted by next week's Davis Cup final in Belgium.
November 15, 2015
ATP World Tour Finals: Djokovic thrashes Nishikori in opener
Novak Djokovic handed Kei Nishikori a brutal lesson in hardcourt tennis as the Serb began his bid for a record fourth successive title at the ATP World Tour Finals with a 6-1, 6-1 win on Sunday.
India's 'tennis sensation', Sania turns 29. Wish her!
Indian tennis star Sania Mirza, who had a rollicking 2015 season, turned 29 on Sunday.
November 13, 2015
7 ways Djokovic can end his golden year with a bang!
With three of the four Grand Slam titles and a record six Masters Series crowns scooped up in a year of domination, Novak Djokovic could be forgiven for using the ATP Tour Finals in London as a well-earned lap of honour.
November 11, 2015
It's important I'm not too hard on myself: Murray
Andy Murray is performing a delicate balancing act as he prepares for a claycourt Davis Cup final and the ATP World Tour Finals on an indoor hardcourt at the O2 Arena.
November 10, 2015
Top tennis stars in Amritraj's CTL commencing November 23
Martina Hingis, Flavia Pennetta, Jelena Jankovic, Thomas Johansson and other top tennis players would cross swords when the Champions Tennis League (CTL) 2015 begins on November 23.
Can India win an Olympic medal in tennis?
India have a good chance of winning medals in both, men's doubles and mixed doubles events at next year's Rio Olympics, feels former player Mahesh Bhupathi.
'Not trying to keep status quo, because for me that's regression'
A long year has taken its toll on some of the world's best tennis players but the relentless Novak Djokovic gives no indication that he is about to slacken the pace as he heads to the season-ending ATP World Tour finals in London.
November 08, 2015
Impressive Djokovic makes history with Paris title
Novak Djokovic's already brilliant season took on another dimension on Sunday when the world number one became the first man to win six Masters titles in a calendar year by dismissing Andy Murray 6-2, 6-4 in Paris.
Record-chasing Djokovic sets up Murray showdown
World number one Novak Djokovic survived a second-set blip to reach the Paris Masters final with a 6-3, 3-6, 6-0 win over Stan Wawrinka, his 21st victory in a row.
November 07, 2015
Paris Masters PHOTOS: Djokovic makes it 20 wins in a row, Nadal out
Novak Djokovic beat Tomas Berdych 7-6 (3), 7-6 (8) in the quarter-finals of the Paris Masters on Friday to claim his 20th consecutive win and stay on course for an unprecedented third title in a row at the event.
November 06, 2015
Paris Masters: Murray sees off Gasquet to reach semis
Andy Murray remained on course for a maiden Paris Masters title after the Briton saw off local favourite Richard Gasquet on Friday to reach the semi-finals with a 7-6(7), 3-6, 6-3 victory.
November 05, 2015
Paris Masters: Bopanna-Mergea pair in doubles quarterfinals
Rohan Bopanna and his Romanian partner Florin Mergea scraped past Colombian duo of Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah in a tough three setter to reach the men's doubles quarterfinals of the Paris Masters on Thursday.
Meet the new 'Supergirl'... Serena Williams
Serena Williams chased down a man, who stole her phone while dining at a restaurant, and even shared the empowering story.
November 04, 2015
Paris Masters: Murray crushes Coric to set up Goffin meeting
Andy Murray demolished Croatian teenager Borna Coric 6-1, 6-2 in the second round of the Paris Masters on Wednesday to set up a Davis Cup-flavoured clash with Belgium's David Goffin.
November 03, 2015
Yuki reaches career-best rank of 89, ensures Australian Open place
India's top singles player Yuki Bhambri regained his place in top-100 as he jumped 16 places to touch a career-best rank of 89, which now ensures him a direct entry into the main draw of Australian Open.
November 02, 2015
'I lost first two matches but it's not like I was playing bad'
With the unique format at the WTA Finals, it is all about how you finish rather than how you start as new champion Agnieszka Radwanska proved perfectly in Singapore this week.
November 01, 2015
PHOTOS: Emotional Radwanska claims maiden WTA Finals title
An emotional Agnieszka Radwanska claimed her maiden WTA Finals title with a roller-coaster 6-2, 4-6, 6-3 victory over Czech Petra Kvitova in an absorbing encounter at a packed Singapore Indoor Stadium on Sunday.
Sania-Martina bag 9th title of the year! Congratulate them!
Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza and her Swiss partner Martina Hingis lifted their ninth title together this year beating the Spanish pair of Garbine Muguruza and Carla Suarez Navarro to clinch the WTA Finals
Super Sania-Martina clinch WTA Finals title
Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza and her Swiss partner Martina Hingis ended their dream run of 2015 on a high, winning their ninth women's doubles title, in Singapore, on Sunday.
October 31, 2015
How Nadal did a 'favour' to fellow Spaniard Ferrer
Rafael Nadal reached the final of the Swiss Indoor tournament when he beat Frenchman Richard Gasquet 6-4, 7-6(7) on Saturday, a result that was good news for fellow Spaniard David Ferrer.
Yuki set to re-enter top-100
India's Yuki Bhambri fashioned an impressive if not dominating win to clinch his second title of the season with a 6-2, 7-6(4) defeat of second seed Evgeny Donskoy in the final of the $50,000 KPIT-MSLTA Challenger, in Pune, on Saturday.
This is how you actually have a Happy Halloween!!!
It proved a happy Halloween for Czech Petra Kvitova after she made the most of coming back from the dead to set up a title-match showdown with Agnieszka Radwanksa at the WTA Finals.
After sealing No 1 spot, Sania-Martina enter 10th final of the year
The duo of Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis sailed into the 10th final of the year at the Women's Tennis Association's (WTA) Finals after beating
WTA Finals: Radwanska sees off Muguruza to book final berth
Agnieszka Radwanska rallied past an exhausted Garbine Muguruza to book her place in the WTA Finals title decider on Saturday with a 6-7(5), 6-3, 7-5 victory over the Spanish prospect in a classic encounter.
October 30, 2015
Paes to partner Rafael Nadal in Paris Masters
Indian tennis ace Leander Paes is set to partner Spanish legend Rafael Nadal in the men's doubles event at the 3,288,530 euro Paris Masters to be played on the indoor hard courts of the Palais Omnisports in Bercy next week.
WTA Finals: Majestic Muguruza advances, Kvitova gets reprieve
Garbine Muguruza continued her dream debut at the WTA Finals by completing round robin play with a perfect 3-0 record to advance to the semi-finals after a hard fought 6-4, 4-6, 7-5 victory over Petra Kvitova on Friday.
WTA Finals: Unstoppable Sania-Martina ease into the semi-finals
World's numero uno women's doubles pair of Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis continued their rampaging form and extended their monster winning streak to 20 matches in a row after reaching the semi-finals of the WTA Finals in Singapore.
Injury layoff gave me a chance to look through my schedule: Sharapova
Maria Sharapova is used to having to rebuild from scratch after suffering a string of debilitating injuries throughout her career, but the Russian is still surprised at how well she is playing in her latest comeback at the WTA Finals.
October 29, 2015
'Serena is dominant because she has the ability to hold serve'
Tennis legend Chris Evert believes an inability to dominate on serve is preventing the current crop of female players from usurping Serena Williams at the top of the rankings with the American world number one using her main weapon to great effect.
October 28, 2015
WTA Finals: Sania-Hingis virtually in semis after second win
Top seeds Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis defeated Czech pair of Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka in straight sets to virtually seal a women's doubles semi-final spot in the WTA Tennis Finals in Singapore.
Valencia Open: Paes-Kubot in quarter-finals
Leander Paes and his Polish partner Lukasz Kubot entered the men's doubles quarter-finals of the Valencia Open with a straight-set victory over Spaniard-Argentine wildcard pair of Pablo Carreno Busta and Federico Delbonis.
October 27, 2015
WTA Finals: Sharapova screams past Halep, Pennetta prevails
Maria Sharapova continued her mastery of Romania's Simona Halep with a high quality 6-4, 6-4 victory filled with bruising baseline rallies to edge closer to a last four berth at the WTA Finals on Tuesday.
WTA Finals: Sania-Martina make winning start
Top seeds Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis continued their rampaging form and recorded a straight set victory in their opening match of the year-ending $7 million WTA Finals in Singapore.
'Kyrgios doesn't realise how powerful his image can be'
Australia's new Davis Cup captain Lleyton Hewitt has backed the country's bad boy of tennis Nick Kyrgios to "control" the image he projects and break through for a grand slam trophy in the next year or two.
October 26, 2015
WTA Finals: In-form Muguruza downs Safarova
Garbine Muguruza made an imposing start to the WTA Finals by confidently swotting aside Czech Lucie Safarova 6-3, 7-6 (4) in their White Group opener on Monday.
Sharapova delights on return from layoff
Maria Sharapova had not completed a match since losing at Wimbledon in July, so the Russian was naturally thrilled to emerge with a victory at the WTA finals on Sunday after taking time to heal from a number of ailments.
October 25, 2015
Berdych removes Sock to win Stockholm Open
Tomas Berdych swept aside American Jack Sock to make it two Stockholm Open titles in a row, winning Sunday's final 7-6(1), 6-2 in the Swedish capital.
Cilic beats Bautista Agut to win Kremlin Cup
Marin Cilic beat Roberto Bautista Agut in straight sets to win a second successive Kremlin Cup in Moscow on Sunday.
WTA Finals: Halep storms to victory, Sharapova wins marathon
Romania's Simona Halep kicked off her campaign for a maiden WTA Finals title in emphatic fashion with a thumping 6-0, 6-3 victory over US Open champion Flavia Pennetta in the opening match of the eight-woman season-ending tournament on Sunday.
Kremlin Cup: Kuznetsova wins women's event; Cilic in final
Svetlana Kuznetsova thrashed defending champion and fellow Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova to win the women's title 6-2, 6-1.
October 24, 2015
Stockholm Open: Berdych reaches final as Baghdatis pulls out
Defending champion Tomas Berdych advanced to the Stockholm Open final after his opponent Marcos Baghdatis was forced to withdraw from their semi-final due to injury trailing by a set.
Maria Sharapova: Fit, revitalised and raring to go
Maria Sharapova is renowned for her sheer determination in the face of adversity but in Singapore on Saturday, the Russian was quick to cast doubt over her chances of winning the WTA Finals after an injury-ravaged second half of the season.
Cilic to face Donskoy in Kremlin Cup semi-finals
World No 14 Marin Cilic is through to the semi-finals of the Kremlin Cup after the Croat easily beat Russia's Andrei Kuznetsov 6-2, 6-1 on Friday.
Former World No 1 Henin, Safin headline list of Hall of Fame nominees
Belgian former World No 1 and seven-time grand slam singles champion Justine Henin headlined the list of nominees up for induction into the International Tennis Hall of Fame.
October 23, 2015
Czech Safarova completes WTA Finals line-up
Czech Lucie Safarova took the final qualifying spot for the end-of-season WTA Finals after Spain's Carla Suarez Navarro was knocked out of the Kremlin Cup quarter-finals on Thursday.
October 22, 2015
Ferrer into Vienna quarters, on course for London
Spain's David Ferrer, his eyes fixed on qualifying yet again for the ATP World Tour Finals, romped past fellow Spaniard Guillermo Garcia-Lopez 6-1, 6-1 to reach the quarter-finals of the Vienna Open on Thursday.
October 18, 2015
Djokovic is the Master of Shanghai
World number one Novak Djokovic continued his rich vein of form as he brushed aside French opponent Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in straight sets to clinch the Shanghai Masters title on Sunday.
With Tianjin title in bag, Radwanska books WTA Finals place
Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska booked a spot at the end of season WTA Finals in Singapore after outclassing Montenegrin Danka Kovinic to win the Tianjin Open in China on Sunday.
October 17, 2015
Former top golfer Norman slams 'stupid' Kyrgios, Tomic
"I hope they both become ultra successful because at the end of the day, they will be humbled very quickly. If you become successful you cannot carry on like this.
Shanghai Masters: Tsonga outplays Nadal, to face Djokovic in final
Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga recorded a first win over Rafael Nadal in almost four years after producing some scintillating tennis to beat the Spaniard in the semi-finals of the Shanghai Masters on Saturday. He will face Novak Djokovic in the final.
Sania-Mahesh vs Leander-Navratilova in exhibition tie in Delhi!
In a rare appearance together, India's top tennis stars led by World No 1 one doubles player Sania Mirza, Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi will play an exhibition match in the capital on November 27 along with the legendary Martina Navratilova.
October 16, 2015
Nadal trounces Wawrinka to set up Tsonga semi-final
Former world number one Rafael Nadal displayed more signs of a return to top form with a ruthless 6-2, 6-1 hammering of Stanislas Wawrinka to reach the semi-finals of the Shanghai Masters on Friday.
Nadal is enjoying his tennis, again!
Former World No 1 Rafael Nadal says regaining control of his emotions has sparked a resurgence that continued on Thursday when he reached the Shanghai Masters quarter-finals with victory against Canadian Milos Raonic.
Why tennis star Bouchard is suing US Tennis Association...
Canadian tennis player Eugenie Bouchard has filed a case against the United States Tennis Association (USTA) for their negligence.
October 13, 2015
Federer knocked out by 70th-ranked Ramos-Vinolas in Shanghai
World number three and defending champion Roger Federer suffered a surprise defeat in the second round of the Shangahi Masters on Tuesday, losing 7-6(4), 2-6, 6-3 to Spain's Albert Ramos-Vinolas.
October 09, 2015
Sania-Hingis enter China Open final, poised for eight crown
The top seeded Indo-Swiss pair stormed into the final of the China Open, beating the wild card Chinese duo of Chen Liang and Yafan Wang 6-2, 6-3 in the semi-finals, in Beijing, on Friday.
September 26, 2015
Sania-Hingis continue golden run, ease to Guangzhou title
Sania and Hingis eased to a convincing 6-3, 6-1 victory against the Chinese pairing of Shilin Xu and Xiaodi You in the final to claim their sixth title of the year.
September 23, 2015
'Sania has put tennis on the front pages'
Former India tennis ace Vijay Amritraj hailed the exploits of Sania Mirza on Wednesday, saying the Hyderabadi was instrumental in taking the game of tennis to the front page of newspapers.
US Open champ Pennetta to play for Mumbai in CTL
Flavia Pennetta, Italy's newly-crowned US Open women's singles champion, will represent Mumbai Masters in this year's Champions Tennis League along with 1996 Wimbledon men's champion Richard Krajicek of the Netherlands following the players' draft, in Mumbai, on Wednesday. The second edition of the Champions Tennis League, the brainchild of former India Davis Cup captain Vijay Amritraj, will be played from November 23 to December 6, an increase of four days from last year's ten-day duration, announced Amritraj at a media conference after the players' draft.
September 22, 2015
Wawrinka to defend Chennai Open 2016 crown
Two-time Grand Slam champion Stanislas Wawrinka will be back in Chennai to defend his title at the Aircel Chennai Open 2016, India and South Asia's Premier ATP World Tour tennis event, scheduled to be held at Chennai's SDAT Stadium from January 4 to 10.
'Go and play tennis if you do not like my combative style'
Back in Italy after a four-year absence, Felipe Melo has quickly made his mark on Serie A and told those who do not like his combative style to 'go and play tennis'.
September 15, 2015
Djokovic in his prime and threatening record books
The 28-year-old Serb's initial slow accumulation of major silverware after his breakthrough at the 2008 Australian Open has accelerated to such an extent that talk of him surpassing the likes of Bjorn Borg, Rafael Nadal and even Roger Federer is no longer fanciful.
September 14, 2015
Phenomenal achievement by Sania, Leander: Dravid
Congratulating tennis stars Sania Mirza and Leander Paes, who won Grand Slams in the women's doubles and mixed doubles respectively at the US Open, former India cricket captain Rahul Dravid on Monday said that both are "huge inspiration" for aspiring sportspersons in the country.
September 13, 2015
US Open champion Pennetta says 'goodbye to tennis' moments after win
'I was trying to play every match like it was my last one. Trying to play best all the time'
September 12, 2015
Vinci makes rare list in women's tennis after upset win
Following is a list of biggest shocks in women's tennis after Italian outsider Roberta Vinci, ranked 43rd, beat world number one Serena Williams in the US Open semi-finals on Friday to deny the American a chance to complete a calendar year Grand Slam.
September 11, 2015
India win tennis singles gold medals at C'wealth Youth Games
The Indians clinched the boys' and girls' singles titles in tennis through Sasi Kumar Mukund and Dhruthi Tatachar Venugopal, following their mixed doubles success together earlier.
Djokovic, Federer face tough road to US Open final
Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer remain on course for a marquee one-two clash in the men's US Open final, but each must first vanquish a formidable opponent and friend in Friday's semi-finals at Flushing Meadows.
New York police chief apologises to arrested ex-tennis star Blake
New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton apologised on Thursday to former US tennis star James Blake, who was arrested after being wrongly identified as a suspect in a fraud ring and said he is concerned over how much force is used.
US Open women's semis postponed due to rain threat
The US Open women's semi-finals scheduled for Thursday evening have been postponed due to the threat of rain.
September 10, 2015
How Swiss maestro Federer is getting better with age
Roger Federer conceded he has changed some things because of his age.
Ex-US tennis star Blake mistakenly slammed to ground, handcuffed by NYPD
Former tennis star James Blake was slammed to the ground, handcuffed and detained for about 15 minutes in New York City on Wednesday before police realized they had the wrong man in an identity theft ring, New York's Daily News reported.
Paes-Hingis enter US Open final, eye third Grand Slam in 2015
India's veteran Leander Paes and his Swiss partner Martina Hingis stayed on course for their third Grand Slam of the year after advancing to the mixed doubles final at the US Open, in New York, on Wednesday night.
PHOTOS: Sania-Hingis storm into US Open final
India's Sania Mirza and her Swiss partner Martina Hingis stormed into the US Open women's doubles final following a 6-4, 6-1 win over 11th seeded Italians Sara Errani and Flavia Pennetta in New York, on Wednesday night.
US Open PHOTOS: Federer, Wawrinka set up Swiss showdown in NYC
Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka shrugged off the threat of rain to storm into the US Open semi-finals on Wednesday, while Simona Halep stood up for the younger generation to complete a women's final four that will feature three thirtysomethings.
September 09, 2015
Williams sisters add new chapter to 'greatest story in tennis'
Serena and Venus Williams added another chapter to what the world number one claims to be greatest story in tennis when she outslugged her sister 6-2, 1-6, 6-3 on Tuesday to reach the semi-finals of the US Open.
PHOTOS: Djokovic repels net-charging Lopez to advance to semis
Top seed Novak Djokovic was tested by net-charging Spaniard Feliciano Lopez in a duel of volleys and passing shots before booking a berth in the semi-finals of the US Open in the wee hours of Wednesday.
Sania-Hingis advance to US Open semis
Top seeds Sania Mirza and her Swiss partner Martina Hingis advanced to the semi-finals of the US Open following a straight sets victory over Hao-Ching Chan and Yung-Jan Chan of Chinese Taipei in New York, on Tuesday.
US Open PHOTOS: Cilic, Vinci fight their way into semis
Defending champion Marin Cilic and unseeded Roberta Vinci were the first through to the quarter-finals of the US Open in New York, on Tuesday, and both needed to go the distance against tough French resistance.
Serena trumps sister Venus to keep calendar Slam on track
Serena Williams kept her bid for a calendar-year Grand Slam on track, powering past big sister Venus 6-2, 1-6, 6-3 on a steamy star-studded night at the US Open in New York, on Tuesday.
September 08, 2015
Paes, Bopanna to clash in US Open mixed doubles semis
In what seems to be a mouth-watering clash for Indian tennis fans, Rohan Bopanna set up a semi-final clash with veteran Leander Paes after the two players won their respective mixed doubles matches on Day 8 of the US Open in New York, on Monday.
September 05, 2015
US Open PHOTOS: Serena, Cilic survive scares but no escape for Nadal
Serena Williams and Marin Cilic both survived third round scares on Friday to keep their US Open title defences on track but there was no escape for Rafael Nadal with the twice-winner going down in a late night thriller.
Paes, Sania suffer defeats at US Open
The Indians had a disappointing outing at the US Open with both Leander Paes and Sania Mirza losing their doubles and mixed doubles matches respectively, in New York, on Friday.
US Open: Nadal falls in third-round marathon match to Fognini
Rafael Nadal ended a sub-par Grand Slam season on a heartbreaking note when he fell 3-6, 4-6, 6-4 6-3, 6-4 at the US Open to an inspired Fabio Fognini after winning the first two sets at Flushing Meadows in New York, on Friday.
September 04, 2015
US Open PHOTOS: Halep, Wawrinka beat the heat while Sock wilts
Simona Halep and Stan Wawrinka beat the heat with straight-sets wins to reach the third round of a sweltering US Open on Thursday while American hope Jack Sock wilted under the punishing conditions, collapsing on court.
Fourth seed Wozniacki falls to 149th-ranked Cetkovska at US Open
The upset left only three of the top 10 seeds still alive in the year's final Grand Slam - number one Serena Williams, who is seeking the fourth women's calendar-year Grand Slam, second seed Simona Halep and fifth seed Petra Kvitova.
Sania, Paes advance in doubles at US Open
India's Leander Paes and Sania Mirza made it to the second round of the US Open with straight sets win in their respective doubles events, in New York, on Thursday night.
PHOTOS: Murray's great escape in New York heat
Andy Murray made another of his trademark stirring fightbacks as the third-seeded Scot powered past Frenchman Adrian Mannarino after dropping the first two sets of their second round encounter at a sweltering US Open in New York, on Thursday.
Hewitt bids New York farewell in familiar fighting fashion
Lleyton Hewitt waved goodbye to the US Open on Thursday, the tenacious Australian dragged kicking and screaming to the Flushing Meadows exit by countryman Bernard Tomic.
PHOTOS: Federer storms into Round 3, hopes this is 'not my last' US Open
Roger Federer kept up his sprint through the early rounds of the US Open on Thursday, steamrolling Steve Darcis of Belgium 6-1, 6-2, 6-1 to reach the third round of the year's final Grand Slam.
September 03, 2015
US Open: Paes, Bopanna start off with easy wins
Indian tennis stars enjoyed a successful start in the US Open as veteran Leander Paes entered the mixed doubles second round while Rohan Bopanna also won his opening tie in the men's doubles event in New York.
US Open PHOTOS: Serena show rolls on while Fish bows out
The Serena Williams show continued at the US Open as the world number one moved a step closer to a calendar Grand Slam on Wednesday, while Mardy Fish took a final Flushing Meadows bow as the curtain came down on the American's career.
September 02, 2015
US Open PHOTOS: Federer cruises, Murray swats aside Kyrgios
Roger Federer glided to victory on another hot, steamy day at the US Open, the envy of a clutch of men's players made to work overtime on Tuesday at the season's final Grand Slam.
August 30, 2015
Tennis: Kvitova, Anderson get in form before US Open with title wins
Defending champion Petra Kvitova used a dominant serve to beat Lucie Safarova 6-7(6), 6-2, 6-2 in their all-Czech final at the Connecticut Open on Saturday.
August 26, 2015
Somdev, Saketh fall at first hurdle in US Open qualifiers
While Somdev was beaten 7-5, 5-7, 1-6 by Slovakian 20th seed Nerbert Gombos, Saketh frittered a one-set lead while going down 6-4, 4-6, 1-6 to Germany's Jan-Lennard Struff.
August 21, 2015
Bopanna-Mergea, Sania-Hingis scrape through in Cincinnati
Rohan Bopanna and Florin Mergea saved a match-point before emerging winners, while Sania Mirza and Martin Hingis were also tested en route to the quarter-finals of the ATP/WTA Western and Southern Open, in Cincinnati, on Thursday.
Cincinnati Open: Former champion Nadal ousted; Serena in quarters
Photos from Day 5 action at the Western & Southern Open at Cincinnati on Thursday.
August 19, 2015
Paes-Wawrinka in Cincinnati Open quarter-finals
Leander Paes and Stanislas Wawrinka shocked 2014 Wimbledon champions Vasek Pospisil and Jack Sock 7-6(4), 3-6, 10-3 to make it to the doubles quarter-finals at the ATP Masters Western and Southern Open, in Cincinnati, on Tuesday.
August 18, 2015
'Tanking' controversy strikes men's tennis again
Gael Monfils loses in Cincinnati amid accusations of tanking.
August 17, 2015
Why rising Aussie tennis stars are 'losing the plot'?
After Nick Kyrgios, another Aussie involved in verbal volley as tempers flare in Ohio.
Latest from the world of tennis: Swiss teen Bencic claims Rogers Cup
Swiss teenager Belinda Bencic capped a brilliant run to the Rogers Cup title on Sunday.
August 16, 2015
Indian tennis round-up: Sania-Hingis ousted from Rogers Cup
August 15, 2015
Latest from the world of tennis: Nishikori stuns Nadal; Serena in semis
Kei Nishikori swept aside Rafael Nadal in the quarter-finals of the Rogers Cup.
August 14, 2015
Latest from the world of tennis: Serena rolls on, Halep struggles
World No 1 Novak Djokovic, second seed Andy Murray and three-time champion Rafael Nadal were all cheered into the quarter-finals of the Rogers Cup on Thursday.
August 12, 2015
Glasgow to host Britain's Davis Cup semi-final
Andy Murray believes the unique Glasgow atmosphere can fire Britain to the Davis Cup final after the Scottish city was on Wednesday confirmed as the venue for the semi-final against 28-times champions Australia.
Rogers Cup: Djokovic struggles; Karlovic 'aces' tennis history
World No 1 Novak Djokovic kicked off his bid for a fourth Canadian crown with a 6-3, 7-6(4) second round win over a stubborn Thomaz Bellucci at the Rogers Cup on Tuesday.
August 11, 2015
Sania is only second tennis player to be named for Khel Ratna
Sania Mirza was recommended for the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award on Tuesday. She is only the second tennis player ever to be named for the country's highest sporting honour.
August 08, 2015
Tennis: Sharapova withdraws from Rogers Cup; Pliskova now among top-10
Maria Sharapova's US Open preparations took a major blow with the Russian World No 2 forced to withdraw from next week's WTA event in Toronto.
August 04, 2015
Bopanna-Mergea down Murray-Nestor to enter Citi Open quarters
The Indian doubles specialist and his Romanian partner defeated the Scottish-Canadian team 2-6, 6-1, 10-3 in the opening round of the US $1,753,020 hard-court event.
August 03, 2015
Isner beats the heat and Baghdatis to rule in Atlanta once more
Overpowers the ailing Cypriot to win the hardcourt title for third time in succession
July 30, 2015
Yuki cruises into Round 2 of Lexington Challenger
Yuki Bhambri beat Croatia's Matija Ecotic in straight sets to advance to the second round in the US $50,000 ATP Lexington Challenger on Wednesday. Returning to complete Tuesday's unfinished rain-hit match, the Indian youngster conceded only two games, after the match resumed at 4-4, to win 7-5, 6-1.
July 29, 2015
Players' choice Delhi gets the nod for Davis Cup tie vs Czech Republic
Agreeing to the popular demand from players, the All Indian Tennis Association on Wednesday selected Delhi as venue for the Davis Cup World Group Play-off tie against top seeds Czech Republic, to be held from September 18-20.
Somdev beaten by American qualifier Donaldson at Atlanta Open
Somdev Devvarman, India's No 1 singles player, was knocked out of the ATP Atlanta Open by American qualifier Jared Donaldson on Tuesday. The 30-year-old Davis Cupper, who also entered the main draw of the event through the qualifiers, lost 1-6, 6-3, 4-6.
July 25, 2015
Hamilton assures Wimbledon he will dress up next year
Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton has recognised a fashion faux pas and assured Wimbledon he will respect the dress code next year.
July 24, 2015
It's break point for tennis couple Sharapova-Dimitrov
"We experienced wonderful moments together. I wish her much happiness and success in life and in tennis.
Tomic spurns Tennis Australia olive branch
Bernard Tomic's rift with Tennis Australia looks unlikely to end any time soon after the player said he had no interest in clear-the-air talks until the governing body resumed funding of his sister, Sara.
July 19, 2015
Murray carries Britain to Davis Cup semi-finals
Andy Murray carried Britain to their first Davis Cup semi-final since 1981 after he beat France's Gilles Simon 4-6, 7-6(5), 6-3, 6-0 on Sunday to give the hosts an unassailable 3-1 lead.
July 18, 2015
India were done in by 'flawless' tennis
Rohan Bopanna and Saketh Myneni were done in by some 'flawless' tennis played by the Kiwi players according to India coach Zeeshan Ali.
Tomic not ready to mend fences with Tennis Australia
Bernard Tomic has swatted aside offers of help from Australian tennis officials following his arrest in Miami after a noisy hotel room party.
July 17, 2015
Australian tennis player Tomic charged after noisy penthouse party
Australian tennis player Bernard Tomic has been charged with trespassing and resisting arrest following complaints over a noisy penthouse party at a Miami Beach hotel, police said on Thursday.
July 16, 2015
Ooh... aah... ouch!
When sport stars collide, crash and fall!
July 15, 2015
Navratilova and Sania hold joint tennis Masterclass in Hyderabad!
When two champions of tennis share their knowledge of the sport they most love and excel, everyone is keyed in. That is exactly what happened on Wednesday evening when Indian ace Sania Mirza hosted the legendary Martina Navratilova at a tennis 'Masterclass' in Hyderabad.
Leander: Age can be just a number to look at and smile
'One of the biggest things I've learned over the years is adaptability. Playing with different partners teaches you that.'
July 13, 2015
Novak Djokovic: 2011 Redux!
Sunday's four-set verdict over Roger Federer was the 28-year-old's 200th singles victory in a major tournament, making him only the sixth player to achieve the feat.
Somdev survives marathon final to win US ATP Challenger
The seventh seed Indian overcame stiff resistance from American Daniel Nguyen before prevailing 7-5, 4-6, 7-6(5) in the rain-hit final that lasted three hours and 31 minutes, turning out to be the longest summit clash in the ATP Challenger Tour history.
When India's new tennis star Sumit Nagal had a fanboy moment
Before becoming the newest tennis sensation in India, Nagal was busy being the fanboy, posing for pictures with the 2015 Wimbledon Champions.
July 12, 2015
Federer will be no walk in the park for Djokovic
One thing both men have in common is that they will be aided by two men famed for their own Wimbledon duels -- Boris Becker and Stefan Edberg. That famous pair contested a hat-trick of finals from 1988 -- with Swede Edberg winning twice.
Congratulate Sania on winning Wimbledon doubles title
India's Sania Mirza and her Swiss partner Martina Hingis produced a stirring fightback to claim the Wimbledon women's doubles title under the Centre Court roof lights on Saturday.
Sania seals historic Wimbledon crown with Hingis
India's Sania Mirza and her partner Martina Hingis staged a superb comeback to clinch the women's doubles title after a thrilling victory against Russian duo of Elena Vesnina and Ekaterina Makarova in the final, on Saturday.
Wimbledon: More Murray misery in men's doubles final
Jamie Murray's hopes of making up for brother Andy's Wimbledon semi-final defeat by Roger Federer ended in disappointment when he and partner John Peers lost the men's doubles final to Jean-Julien Rojer and Horia Tecau on Saturday.
July 11, 2015
Muguruza will be a Wimbledon champion soon, says Serena
After feeling the full force of Garbine Muguruza's ferocious forehand and being made to scrap like a bloodied street fighter, Serena Williams has seen enough of the Spaniard to make a bold prediction -- soon she will be a Wimbledon champion too.
Factbox - Wimbledon champion Serena Williams
Serena Williams is third on the list of female Grand Slam title winners. She is one of only five women, after Maureen Connolly, Margaret Court, Martina Navratilova and Steffi Graf, to hold all four Grand Slam titles at same time.
Serena surpasses Navratilova, eyes Graf's record!
Serena Williams won a sixth Wimbledon title on Saturday as she became the oldest woman to win a Grand Slam title following a 6-4, 6-4 victory against Garbine Muguruza in the final on Saturday.
India youngster Nagal enters Wimbledon boys' doubles final
India's youngster Sumit Nagal teamed up with his Vietnamese partner Nam Hoang Ly to reach the boys' doubles final following a thrilling three-set victory against fifth seeds Miomir Kecmanovic of Serbia and Casper Ruud of Norway, at Wimbledon.
Serena holds off battling Muguruza to win sixth Wimbledon title
Serena Williams claimed a sixth Wimbledon title and fourth successive Grand Slam crown by suppressing the spirited attacking instincts of 20th-seeded Spaniard Garbine Muguruza to win Saturday's final 6-4, 6-4.
Wimbledon: Look who came to meet Leander Paes!
"A real treat to meet David Beckham Wimbledon ...A thorough Gentleman," Paes wrote on his Facebook wall with a picture of the duo.
How Muguruza can topple the mighty Serena in Wimbledon final
-year-old Garbine Muguruza has already proved that she has the power and intelligence to reduce the all-conquering American to a nervous wreck when she subjected Serena Williams to a 6-2, 6-2 pummelling at last year's French Open.
July 09, 2015
Wimbledon: Paes-Hingis through to semi-finals, Sania crashes out
India's Leander Paes entered the semi-finals of the mixed doubles event even as Sania Mirza crashed out in the quarter-finals at the Wimbledon.
Bopanna-Mergea lose thrilling five-setter to bow out in semis
Rohan Bopanna's bid to enter his maiden Wimbledon doubles final came to a disappointing end as he, along with his Romanian partner Florin Mergea, lost a marathon five-setter against fourth seeded Dutch-Romanian pair of Jean Julien-Rojer and Horia Tecau.
Serena mauls Sharapova, to face Muguruza in Wimbledon final
Serena Williams is now one match away from reinforcing her stranglehold on the women's game by holding all four grand slam titles at the same time, a feat she will achieve for the second occasion if she beats 20th-seeded Spaniard Garbine Muguruza in Saturday's final.
Wimbledon: Guess the player
Check out the pictures below and identify the players.
July 08, 2015
Bopanna-Mergea upset Bryan brothers to enter Wimbledon semis
The ninth seeded Indo-Romanian rallied to shock the three-time champions 5-7, 6-4, 7-6(9), 7-6(5) in their quarter-final match.
July 07, 2015
Wimbledon: Sharapova, Serena set up mouth-watering semis clash
Maria Sharapova made it a remarkable 20 victories from 23 grand slam quarter-finals but was pushed all the way at Wimbledon on Tuesday by feisty American Coco Vandeweghe before emerging a 6-3, 6-7(3), 6-2 winner.
July 04, 2015
'What's going on? Where is the support?'
Tomic slams 'disrespectful' Tennis Australia.
July 03, 2015
Guys, take your shirt off!
Check out how fans go wild when tennis stars take off their shirts.
July 02, 2015
Qualifier Brown sends Nadal crashing out of Wimbledon
Two-times champion Rafa Nadal crashed out in the second round of Wimbledon on Thursday after being out-muscled and out-thought in four sets by an inspired Dustin Brown of Germany.
Meet the 'bad girl' of British tennis
Naomi Broady was branded the 'bad girl' of British tennis.
July 01, 2015
What Serena Williams did before Wimbledon...
Serena Williams appeared on stage with the American popstar at Hyde Park festival.
June 30, 2015
Wimbledon PHOTOS: Federer outclasses Dzumhur, Nadal cruises
Roger Federer began his 63rd consecutive Grand Slam tournament with a majestic 6-1, 6-3, 6-3 first-round win over little-known Bosnian Damir Dzumhur at Wimbledon in London, on Tuesday.
June 29, 2015
Champion Djokovic faces tough opening match at Wimbledon
As tradition demands the Serb will open play on Centre Court on Monday as defending men's champion but rather than a gentle loosener the 28-year-old faces a real danger in the form of Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber, the world number 33.
Serena under no pressure to complete Grand Slam
Such has been Serena Williams's iron-fisted dominance of women's tennis that the American is one Wimbledon title away from achieving a 'Serena Slam' and halfway towards completing a rare calendar Grand Slam.
June 28, 2015
Murray hails Mauresmo after recent resurgence
The Scot credits Mauresmo for guiding him through some testing times and contrasted the Frenchwoman's approach to some of her predecessors.
Wawrinka doesn't want Big Four to become Fab Five
His success in Paris means Wimbledon remains the one major where he has not reached at least the semi-finals.
June 27, 2015
Tennis beauties add zing to pre-Wimbeldon bash
Rediff.com lets you into the party zone...
June 26, 2015
PHOTOS: The life and times of the glamorous Sania Mirza
She has spunk, confidence, some naughtiness and lots of style. Meet Sania Mirza, off-court
June 24, 2015
Tennis legend Graf named Kerala's Ayurveda ambassador
Steffi Graf has taken up a new role, with an Indian connection at that.
Baghdatis stuns Ferrer, advances to third round of Nottingham Open
The Cypriot fired nine aces and won 73 per cent of his service points to overcome Ferrer in an enthralling contest that lasted one hour and 30 minutes.
June 23, 2015
Kyrgios splits with coach before Wimbledon
Nick Kyrgios has split with a second coach in a year after deciding to part ways with Todd Larkham just days before the start of Wimbledon.
June 16, 2015
Bad light halts Dimitrov match; Hewitt plays last match at Queen's
Photos from the Queen's Club tennis tournament played in London on Monday
June 11, 2015
Nadal battles past Baghdatis in Stuttgart
Two-time Wimbledon champion Rafa Nadal kicked off his grasscourt season with a 7-6(5), 6-7(4), 6-2 defeat of Cypriot Marcos Baghdatis at the Mercedes Cup in Stuttgart on Thursday.
June 10, 2015
Bopanna-Mergea in quarters of Mercedes Cup
The fourth seed Indo-Romanian pair needed 70 minutes to get the better of the 2014 US Open champions Marin Cilic of Croatia and Frank Moser of Germany 6-3, 7-6(10).
June 08, 2015
Wawrinka in top-5, Nadal drops to 10!
French Open champion Stanislas Wawrinka has moved up five places to number four in the official ATP world rankings released on Monday.
June 02, 2015
Tennis star Sania lends support to PETA campaign
Sania Mirza has lent her support to the cause of animal welfare, calling for adoption of homeless dogs and cats.
May 29, 2015
Top seeds Sania-Soares beaten in first round at French Open
Sania Mirza and Bruno Soares of Brazil were beaten in the first round of the mixed doubles at the French Open on Thursday by the unseeded pair of Anna-Lena Groenefeld and Jean-Julien Rojer.
PHOTOS: Check out the most heavily tattooed tennis player!
Fighter. That's what Svetlana Kuznetsova is all about. And she tries to tell the story of her resilience through tattoos.
May 28, 2015
Difficult journey leads Bosnia's Dzumhur to idol Federer
His early tennis experiences were at the shell-ravaged Zetra Olympic Hall which was used as a temporary morgue during the war.
May 27, 2015
Saina, Paes, Bopanna advance in doubles at French Open
India's Leander Paes and Rohan Bopanna along with their respective partners crossed the opening hurdle of the men's doubles event with hard-fought victories, even as Sania Mirza posted an easy win in the women's doubles at the French Open in Paris, on Wednesday.
May 22, 2015
Somdev, Bhambri lose French Open singles qualifiers
There will be no Indians in this year's French Open singles draw as all three contenders, including Yuki Bhambri, bowed out after second-round defeats in the Qualifiers in Paris.
Watch out for Murray, Nishokori at French Open!
While all eyes will be on Nadal and Djokovic, US tennis legend John McEnroe said Andy Murray and Japan's Kei Nishikori are the two most likely players to spring a surprise.
McEnroe dissects problems in Nadal's game
Seven-times Grand Slam John McEnroe knows how it feels when a tennis career starts going in the wrong direction.
May 21, 2015
PHOTOS: Tennis stars Serena, Caroline party with Eva Longoria
The World No 1 Serena was joined by Hollywood actress Eva Longoria at a Champ'Seed party in Monaco.
May 18, 2015
Ex-tennis star Bob Hewitt gets six years for raping minors
Former Grand Slam doubles tennis champion Bob Hewitt was sentenced to six years in prison by a South African court on Monday after being found guilty of two counts of rape and a charge of sexual assault of minors, local media reported.
An underwater tennis court? Now that's cool!
Dubai may become home to the first underwater tennis centre.
May 17, 2015
Djokovic to meet Federer in Rome final
For the first time this week Novak Djokovic needed only two sets to triumph at theRome Masters, beating Spain's David Ferrer 6-4, 6-4 as he reached the final to close in on a 24th Masters 1000 title. The world number one, who is chasing a fourth title in the event, next meets Roger Federer, who knocked out fellow-Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka 6-4, 6-2.
May 07, 2015
World No. 1 Sania wants to inspire girls across subcontinent
Outside Bollywood films, Sania Mirza might be the only Indian success welcomed as warmly in neighbouring Pakistan and the 28-year-old expects her doubles feats to inspire girls on both sides of the border to pick up a tennis racquet.
May 03, 2015
Table Tennis: Ding defies injury to win second world title
China's Ding Ning has claimed a second women's singles world title by battling through an ankle injury that left her in a heap to beat compatriot Liu Shiwen 4-3 in the final.
May 02, 2015
After six decades, China, S Korea team-up for table tennis title
China's Xu Xin and Yang Ha-eun of South Korea have teamed up to become the first cross-border partnership to win the world mixed doubles table tennis championship.
April 30, 2015
Paes-Stepanek knocked out in quarters of BMW Open
India's Leander Paes and his partner Radek Stepanek of the Czech Republic were knocked out in the men's doubles quarter-finals of BMW Open by the Austrian-Brazilian combine of Alexander Peya and Bruno Soares in Munich, on Thursday.
April 28, 2015
Wimbledon the richest Grand Slam but prize money rises slow
All England Club officials on Tuesday announced a seven percent overall rise, down from 10.5 percent last year, meaning overall prize money has surged by an eye-popping 152 percent since 2011 to 26.75 million pounds.
India's Sathiyan in World TT main draw
India's G Sathiyan continued his good show and qualified for the main draw of the men's singles event at the World Table Tennis Championships, in Suzhou, China.
April 27, 2015
Nishikori claims ninth ATP title with Barcelona win
Kei Nishikori was crowned Barcelona Open champion for the second consecutive year after a hard-fought 6-4, 6-4 victory over surprise Spanish finalist Pablo Andujar on Sunday.
April 22, 2015
Nadal comfortably passes Almagro test in Barcelona
Rafael Nadal eased past Spanish compatriot Nicolas Almagro 6-3, 6-1 to reach the Barcelona Open third round on Wednesday as he began his bid for a ninth title on the clay in the Catalan capital.
April 16, 2015
Monte Carlo Masters: Swiss giants Federer, Wawrinka beaten
Defending champion Stanislas Wawrinka and compatriot Roger Federer suffered contrasting third round defeats at the Monte Carlo Masters on Thursday.
April 15, 2015
Nadal, Federer bulldoze into Monte Carlo last 16
Seventh seed Wawrinka of Switzerland set up a third-round meeting with Bulgarian ninth seed Grigor Dimitrov after seeing off Argentine Juan Monaco 6-4, 6-1.
April 14, 2015
French Open prize money up by 12 percent, early losers to benefit
Prize-money at this year's French Open will rise by 12 percent, with the lion's share of the increase for early-round losers, but the singles champions will still receive less than at the three other grand slams.
April 13, 2015
'Feel privileged that I was able to achieve the no.1 ranking'
There has been many cherished moments in her eventful tennis journey during the last decade but the enormity of becoming World No 1 is such
The rise and rise of India's tennis queen Sania Mirza
Sania Mirza became the first Indian to climb to the top of the WTA doubles ranking after she teamed up with Swiss great Martina Hingis to claim the Family Circle Cup title on Sunday.
April 09, 2015
'A big country like India needs a top 10-ranked tennis player'
Former Wimbledon champion Goran Ivanisevic has said India can't forever sit on the laurels of greats like Leander Paes and it must have a top-10 singles
March 29, 2015
Force India go pointless at Malaysian GP
Sahara Force India drew a blank from the Formula 1 Malaysian Grand Prix after Sergio Perez and Nico Hulkenberg finished 13th and 14th at the Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia on Sunday.
March 23, 2015
Ex-tennis cham Bob Hewitt convicted of rape in South Africa
Former Grand Slam doubles champion Bob Hewitt was found guilty by a South African court on Monday of two charges of rape and one charge of sexual assault of minors, local media said.
March 15, 2015
Sharapova, Pennetta progress at Indian Wells
Twice winner Maria Sharapova and reigning champion Flavia Pennetta advanced to the third round of the BNP Paribas Open on Saturday, though in sharply contrasting fashion.
March 11, 2015
First look: Tennis star Wozniacki meets Justin Beiber
First look: Tennis star Wozniacki meets Justin Beiber
March 05, 2015
Paes, Hingis present PM Modi with autographed racquets
Veteran tennis star Leander Paes and his partner Martina Hingis, who won the Australian Open mixed doubles title last month, met India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Thursday.
March 01, 2015
Nadal reaches first final of year in Argentine Open
Rafael Nadal made up for his semi-final defeat at the Rio Open a week ago by reaching the Argentine Open final with a 7-6, 6-2 victory over Carlos Berlocq.
February 26, 2015
Dubai Tennis: Murray's woes deepen after humbling by Croat teen
Andy Murray's February torment deepened on Thursday after he lost 6-1, 6-3 to 18-year-old Croatian tyro Borna Coric in the quarter-finals of the Dubai Championships.
February 25, 2015
ATP rankings: Murray leapfrogs Nadal to go third
Britain number one Andy Murray has overtaken 14-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal to claim the third spot in the ATP world rankings.
February 14, 2015
Murray beaten by Simon in Rotterdam
Top seed Andy Murray slumped out of the ABN Amro World Tennis Tournament on Friday after being outplayed 6-4, 6-2 in the quarter-finals by Frenchman Gilles Simon.
February 10, 2015
It's official! Tennis star Raonic dating bikini babe
Canada's top tennis icon Milos Raonic is dating a super hot bikini model.
January 28, 2015
Female tennis stars and their locker room dairies...
No 'Mean Girls' atmosphere in female tennis stars' locker rooms these days
January 27, 2015
Nobody beats Tomas Berdych 18 times!
The Czech scored his first victory over Rafael Nadal to enter the semis of the Australian Open.
January 26, 2015
Evergreen Venus upsets Radwanska in Melbourne
Venus Williams advanced into her first Grand Slam quarter-final since the 2010 US Open.
Sania, Paes enter mixed doubles quarters of Australian Open
Top seeds Sania and her Brazilian partner Bruno Soares edged past Abigail Spears and Santiago Gonzalez.
'Fan coach' helps Serena focus on way to quarters
Serena Williams took some coaching advice from a fan during her fourth round match.
Aus Open PHOTOS: Cibulkova stuns Azarenka, Serena survives
Serena Williams edged past Spain's Garbine Muguruza 2-6, 6-3, 6-2 to reach the quarters.
January 23, 2015
Nadal avoids Federer's fate with comfortable win
Rafael Nadal reached the fourth round of the Australian Open with a 6-1, 6-0, 7-5 win over Israel's Dudi Sela on Friday, avoiding the fate that befell great rival Roger Federer who had earlier lost to Andreas Seppi.
Sharp Sharapova returns to form to reach fourth round
Maria Sharapova destroyed Zarina Diyas 6-1, 6-1 to charge into the Australian Open fourth round on Friday.
Murray and Dimitrov book Grand Slam re-match
Andy Murray has set up a mouth-watering clash with Grigor Dimitrov and a chance to avenge his defeat at Wimbledon after hammering Portugal's Joao Sousa 6-1, 6-1, 7-5 to reach the fourth round of the Australian Open in Melbourne, on Friday.
January 22, 2015
Azarenka makes loud statement at Melbourne Park
The fluorescent yellow outfit Victoria Azarenka wore as she dismantled Caroline Wozniacki at the Australian Open on Thursday was a one-word fashion statement -- loud.
January 21, 2015
Nadal survives cramps to battle into third round
Third seed Rafael Nadal battled through mid-match cramps for more than an hour before he lurched into the third round of the Australian Open with a 6-2, 3-6, 6-7(2), 6-3, 7-5 victory over American qualifier Tim Smyzcek.
January 17, 2015
Older, wiser Federer not sure if playing 'best' tennis
Roger Federer doubts he is playing his 'best ever' tennis but is convinced that at 33, he is playing smarter and taking better care of himself as he looks to win a fifth Australian Open title.
January 15, 2015
Recovering Nadal tries his hand at 'disco' tennis
Rafael Nadal was reportedly happy to be on the dance floor, not on an actual one but on a tennis court, as the recovering Spaniard played in a new format called Fast4, which has been dubbed as disco tennis by some.
January 12, 2015
When tennis legend Paes talks on motivation, please note!
The passion to achieve excellence everyday is what motivates tennis legend Leander Paes the most. The 41-year-old reveals how he keeps himself motivated to come on to the courts everyday and produce magnificent results.
January 10, 2015
Injured Cilic withdraws from Australian Open
US Open champion Marin Cilic has withdrawn from this month's Australian Open because of a shoulder injury.
Radwanska downs Serena in Hopman Cup final
Agnieszka Radwanska showed why she should be considered among the favourites for the Australian Open later this month by beating world number one Serena Williams in the final of the Hopman Cup in Perth on Saturday.
Sick Halep claims Shenzhen title
World number three Simona Halep refused to let illness beat her as she collected her ninth WTA Tour title by downing Timea Bacsinszky in the Shenzhen Open final on Saturday.
Federer beats Dimitrov to reach Brisbane final
Roger Federer moved to within one win of his 1,000 career victory when he crushed Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov on Saturday to reach the final of the Brisbane International.
'Old' Venus beats Wozniacki to win title in windy Auckland
Venus Williams became one of the oldest players to win a WTA title when she beat Caroline Wozniacki in the final of the Auckland Classic on Saturday.
January 09, 2015
Paes-Klaasen enter Chennai Open men's doubles final
Top seeds Leander Paes and Raven Klaasen eased into the men's doubles final with a clinical win over Spain's Pablo Carreno Busta and Guillermo Garcia-Lopez at the Chennai Open tennis tournament.
Wawrinka sails into Chennai Open semis
Defending champion Stanislas Wawrinka survived some anxious against Gilles Muller before proceeding into the men's singles semi-finals at the ATP Chennai Open tennis tournament.
Ageing Federer shows no signs of slowing down
The 33-year-old Swiss maestro produced a masterclass of shot-making as he thrashed Australian wildcard James Duckworth 6-0, 6-1 to charge into the semi-finals of the Australian Open warm-up event.
Emotional Cornet wins for Charlie Hebdo victims
An emotional Alize Cornet rallied to beat world number five Agnieszka Radwanska 6-4, 2-6, 7-5 at the Hopman Cup in Perth on Friday, the Frenchwoman spurred by her determination to win for the victims of the Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris.
January 07, 2015
Wozniacki, Venus advance to Auckland quarters
Top seed Caroline Wozniacki and Venus Williams advanced to the Auckland Classic quarter-finals and kept alive the hopes of an anticipated final between the pair in dramatically contrasting circumstances on Wednesday.
January 05, 2015
Swiss ace Wawrinka hoping Chennai proves lucky again
Defending champion Stanislas Wawrinka said he is targeting a good showing at the ATP Chennai Open before he gets ready for his Australian Open title defence later this month.
Tennis stars revolve around the world before going Down Under
Plotting a path to the Australian Open has never been trickier or more uncertain. Even the best players are baffled about the best way to prepare for their annual trek Down Under.
January 03, 2015
Somdev faces Lu in Chennai Open first round
India's struggling singles star Somdev Devvarman was handed a tough opener in the ATP Chennai Open as he is pitted against sixth seed and world number 38 Yen-Hsun Lu.
Yuki, Jeevan advance in Chennai Open qualifiers
India's Yuki Bhambri and Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan cleared the first hurdle in the qualifying event of the ATP Chennai Open, scoring easy wins over their compatriots in Chennai.
December 23, 2014
Dimitrov and Halep win domestic sports awards
Wimbledon semi-finalist Grigor Dimitrov has been named Bulgaria's Athlete of the Year in a nationwide poll conducted by sports journalists while French Open runner-up Simona Halep won the award in neigbouring Romania.
December 22, 2014
BEST Sports Photos of the Year! (Part 2)
Rediff.com brings you the second instalment of the Best Sports Photos of the Year!
December 19, 2014
Tennis: Dominace of 'big four' nearing end?
Tony Nadal, uncle and coach of World No 3 Rafael Nadal, believes that dominance of big four has diminished in the wake of fierce competition from the newcomers.
Sensational 2014 for Sania; Paes, Bopanna, Somdev fall short
When is comes to Indian tennis, it has to be the year of Sania Mirza!
December 13, 2014
IPTL: Manila Maverics crush Singapore Slammers
Manila Maverics wrapped up their International Premier Tennis League campaign in style, winning all five matches in their 30-15 victory over Singapore Slammers, in Dubai.
December 09, 2014
IPTL PHOTOS: Good times roll when Bollywood stars meet tennis greats
The stars descended on the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium in New Delhi on Monday when Bollywood and cricket met the modern tennis legends on the final day of the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL).
Tennis legend Navratilova to coach Radwanksa
Agnieszka Radwanska has added 18 time Grand Slam champion Martina Navratilova to her coach staff.
Sampras rules out immediate American tennis resurgence
The sorry state of American men's tennis will continue for some time with no real talent on the horizon, said Pete Sampras who dominated the game in the 1990s with fellow American Andre Agassi.
December 08, 2014
IN PHOTOS: Federer, other tennis stars get a taste of India
Seven-time Wimbledon champion and 17-time Grand Slam winner Roger Federer got a taste of India when he feasted on a giant naan (bread), served with the usual non-vegetarian and vegetarian accompaniments at a signature restaurant during his second trip to the country.
PHOTOS: Federer, Djokovic hog limelight in IPTL's Delhi leg
Indian Aces, comprising heavyweights Roger Federer and retired Pete Sampras, pummeled Singapore Slammers 26-16 for their second straight victory in the IPTL.
Federer lukewarm on IPTL rules after making debut
The 17-times Grand Slam champion said he found some of the rules "strange" and others unnecessary.
December 07, 2014
Federer fires Indian Aces to victory against Singapore in IPTL
Roger Federer shone brightly on his first appearance on Indian soil as he fired the Indian Aces to a convincing 26-16 victory over Singapore Slammers in the Delhi leg of the International Premier Tennis League in Delhi.
It is a pleasure and privilege to play in India, says Federer
The 17-time Grand Slam champion will turn up for Indian Aces against Singapore Slammers in the third leg on Sunday.
December 06, 2014
Ivanovic, Monfils lift Indian Aces to thrilling win over Mavericks in IPTL
Ana Ivanovic and Gael Monfils led the way for Indian Aces as they edged out Manila Mavericks 26-25 in a thrilling encounter in the India leg of the International Premier Tennis League.
December 04, 2014
International Tennis Premier League to add two cities next year
The International Tennis Premier League (IPTL) will add two cities next year, taking the number to six, event founder Mahesh Bhupathi said on Thursday.
December 03, 2014
Berdych inspires Singapore to first IPTL win
The Singapore Slammers took their first International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) victory at the fifth time of asking when Tomas Berdych led the home side to a thrilling 24-23 victory over the previously unbeaten Indian Aces on Wednesday.
UAE beat Manila in humdinger to jump to second spot in IPTL
UAE Royals returned to winning ways by posting a thrilling 26-21 victory over Manila Mavericks on Day 2 of the Singapore leg of the International Premier Tennis League.
Revealed! Tennis ace Martina Hingis's secret to success
Super-talented five-time major singles champion Martina Hingis has revealed that chocolate and horse riding are secrets to her success.
December 02, 2014
PHOTOS: Ivanovic takes flight; turns stewardess!
Fellow tennis players were in for a pleasant surprise as Ana Ivanovic took on the role of stewardess on a private jet from Manila to Singapore, on Monday.
December 01, 2014
Georgia's Kalashnikova relishing chance to play against Paes
Georgian tennis player Oksana Kalashnikova wants to make most of her India tour. Invited by the organizers of the ongoing third Amanora Premier Tennis League in Pune, the 24-year-old of Russian origin is super excited about getting a chance to play against Indian tennis icon Leander Paes, albeit in an exhibition match.
November 30, 2014
Indian Aces beat UAE Royals to top IPTL standings
Indian Aces notched up their third win on the trot with a 28-20 victory over UAE Royals in the battle of two unbeaten sides in an India Premier Tennis League match in Manila.
November 29, 2014
PHOTOS: Indian Aces continue fine run in IPTL
Indian Aces continued their winning run as they beat Manila Mavericks 24-15 on the second day of the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) in Manila, on Saturday.
Premier Tennis League: Myneni steers Baseline Bombers; Accurate Aces win
Saketh Myneni-led Baseline Bombers and Sriram Balaji-inspired Accurate Aces scored contrasting wins on the opening day of the 3rd edition of the Amanora Premier Tennis League at the Deccan Gymkhana courts, in Pune on Friday.
November 28, 2014
International Premier Tennis League: Indian Aces win opener
Indian Aces sailed past Singapore Slammers 26-16 in the inaugural match of the much talked about International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) in Manila on Friday.
November 26, 2014
Radwanska, Baghdatis help Pune Marathas seal first ever CTL title
Marcos Baghdatis subdued world number 16 Kevin Anderson in the crucial men's singles as Pune Marathas lifted the inaugural Champions Tennis League (CTL) trophy with a 27-23 victory over Delhi Dreams in the final on Wednesday.
The realistic goal for me is the 2016 Olympics: Leander Paes
What still motivates Leander Paes? How long does he intend continuing playing at the top level? attempts to find out.
November 25, 2014
'Yes, it is difficult to be a Sania Mirza in this country'
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
Roger Federer backs Australian 'fast' tennis
Roger Federer will help launch an Australian-developed fast format of tennis when he plays an exhibition match against Lleyton Hewitt in Sydney in January, Tennis Australia said on Tuesday.
November 23, 2014
Vintage Federer seals first Davis Cup for Switzerland
Roger Federer produced a vintage performance to crush Richard Gasquet 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 and seal Switzerland's maiden Davis Cup title with a 3-1 win over hosts France on Sunday.
Davis Cup final is still all about Federer
The 17-times Grand Slam champion, looking to give Switzerland their first Davis Cup title, lost his first singles rubber against Gael Monfils on Friday five days after withdrawing from the World Tour final against Novak Djokovic.
November 21, 2014
Leander and I would be the best team to pair up for Rio Olympics: Sania
In an exclusive conversation with Rediff.com's in Mumbai, Sania reveals what made her give up on singles, and why she is unsure about competing in the Rio Olympics. She also tries to reason why India's young girls are not following in her footsteps and trying to make a mark in tennis.
November 20, 2014
'Looking for that women's doubles Grand Slam'
Not satisfied with winning the WTA Finals doubles crown with Zimbabwean Cara Black, Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza wants to clinch the women's doubles Grand Slam title before hanging up her tennis shoes.
Davis Cup: Roger Federer set to play against France in final
Switzerland's Roger Federer, who has been hampered by back problems, has been named to play in the second singles rubber of the Davis Cup final against France's Gael Monfils on Friday, organisers announced on Thursday.
November 19, 2014
Excited to be in Roger Federer's team: Sania
Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza said she is excited to be part of same team as Swiss veteran Roger Federer in the upcoming International Premier Tennis League (IPTL).
Davis Cup: Federer injury and spat hit Switzerland's chances
Switzerland's preparations for the Davis Cup Final against France in Lille on Sunday have been disrupted by a back injury to Roger Federer and a spat within the Swiss camp.
Novak Djokovic to make Davis Cup return for Serbia next year
Serbia's world number one Novak Djokovic will return to Davis Cup action after a season's absence when he leads his country against Croatia in the first round in March, he said on Wednesday.
November 18, 2014
Champions Tennis League: Pune Marathas beat Hyderabad Aces
Impressive wins by world number six Agnieszka Radwanska and seasoned Marcos Baghdatis paved the way for Pune Marathas's close 26-25 victory over Hyderabad Aces in the Champions Tennis League (CTL) at the LB Stadium on Tuesday.
CTL: Hingis, Philippoussis help Hyderabad sneak past Bangalore Raptors
Riding on spirited wins from former women's world number one Martina Hingis and veteran Australian player Mark Philippoussis, Hyderabad Aces defeated Bangalore Raptors by 27-25 margin to start their Champions Tennis League (CTL) campaign on a winning note in Hyderabad late on Monday.
November 17, 2014
CTL promises an exciting brand of tennis
A new brand of tennis will make its debut in the country as international stars along with India's top players will come together to compete in the inaugural Champions Tennis League, where matches will be a one-set affair in an exciting format.
November 16, 2014
Djokovic wins ATP year-ender after Federer pulls out
A mouthwatering finale to the season ended before it even began on Sunday when Roger Federer was forced to pull out prior to the ATP World Tour Final showdown with Novak Djokovic.
November 14, 2014
Djokovic trounces Berdych at Tour Finals, seals No.1 spot
The world number one was virtually guaranteed a semi-final berth before walking on court at the O2 Arena, but made doubly sure by cruising past Tomas Berdych in little more than an hour.
November 13, 2014
Raonic withdraws from ATP Tour finals, replaced by Ferrer
Canada's Milos Raonic has withdrawn from the ATP Tour Finals in London due to injury and been replaced by Spain's David Ferrer.
Berdych bounces back to pile misery on Cilic
Tomas Berdych rebounded from an opening defeat to revive his hopes at the ATP World Tour Finals by demolishing Croatia's Marin Cilic at the O2 Arena on Wednesday.
November 12, 2014
Magnamimous Nishikori still smiling after breakthrough year
Anyone banking on the ravages of time taking their toll on Roger Federer had better think again -- the Swiss is only getting better, according to his latest victim.
November 11, 2014
Old master Federer tames Nishikori at Tour Finals
Roger Federer produced another masterly display to beat Japan's Kei Nishikori 6-3 6-2 and move a step closer to the semi-finals at the ATP World Tour Finals in London on Tuesday.
November 10, 2014
Injured Ferrer pulls out of Amritraj's Champions Tennis League
The ambitious Champions Tennis League (CTL) suffered a major setback when World No.10 David Ferrer pulled out of the event on Monday, citing 'health issues'.
Kvitova seals Fed Cup for Czechs in thrilling match
World number four Petra Kvitova sealed the Fed Cup title for the Czech Republic with a thrilling win over Germany's Angelique Kerber, giving her country its third success in the premier team tournament in women's tennis in the last four years.
November 09, 2014
Nishikori powers to victory over Murray at Tour Finals
Japan's Kei Nishikori made a stunning start to what will surely be the first of many appearances at the ATP World Tour Finals with a 6-4, 6-4 win over home favourite Andy Murray on Sunday.
November 08, 2014
Will Federer win his seventh ATP World Tour Finals title?
A season that produced the biggest shake-up in men's tennis for more than a decade draws to a close next week with three ATP World Tour Finals debutants striving to sign off breakthrough years with a large exclamation mark.
November 02, 2014
Djokovic close to finishing year as number one with Paris title
Novak Djokovic boosted his chances of finishing the season as world number one when he became the first player to retain his Paris Masters title with a 6-2, 6-3 win over big-serving Canadian Milos Raonic in the final on Sunday.
November 01, 2014
Federer's number one hopes take a hit in Paris defeat
Roger Federer's hopes of knocking Novak Djokovic off the top of the ATP world rankings before the end of the year took a hit when he lost to big-serving Canadian Milos Raonic in the Paris Masters quarter-finals on Friday.
October 31, 2014
Berdych qualifies for fifth straight Tour Finals
Czech Tomas Berdych booked his place in the ATP World Tour Finals for the fifth time in a row when he advanced into the semi-finals of the Paris Masters with a 6-7(4) 6-4 6-4 victory over South African Kevin Anderson on Friday.
It's a Happy Halloween for Wozniacki 'Robin'
Tennis star Caroline Wozniacki was in her elements as she brought in Halloween with friends on Thursday.
October 29, 2014
IPTL will take tennis to new regions: Murray
Looking forward to his stint in the upcoming International Premier Tennis League, British number one Andy Murray says the event will take the sport to new regions.
October 28, 2014
Santoro to coach Federer-led Indian Aces in IPTL
Frenchman Fabrice Santoro will feature in the Roger Federer-led Indian Aces in a dual role of player-cum-coach in the upcoming International Premier Tennis League (IPTL).
October 27, 2014
Less than 500 points behind Djokovic, Federer eyes top spot
Roger Federer has his sights set on ending the year as the world's top-ranked player after the 33-year-old claimed his fifth title of the year in his home town.
October 26, 2014
Nadal calls time on 2014, to skip tournaments in Paris and London
Rafael Nadal, after having suffered a 6-2, 7-6 (7-4) loss in the quarter-finals of the Swiss Indoors to teenager Borna Coric, has shut down his season to undergo appendix surgery.
Sania-Cara pair clinches WTA Finals doubles title in Singapore
Indian ace Sania Mirza and her Zimbabwean partner Cara Black ended the season and their partnership on a remarkable high by clinching the WTA finals women's doubles title with a comprehensive triumph in the summit clash in Singapore.
October 23, 2014
Federer opens Basel campaign in style, Nadal progresses
Roger Federer began his pursuit for a sixth Swiss Indoors Basel title with an explosive 47-minute 6-2, 6-1 victory over Gilles Muller on Wednesday after Rafael Nadal reached the quarter-final with a 6-1, 6-1 win against Pierre-Hugues Herbert.
October 22, 2014
WTA Finals: Ivanovic downs Bouchard for first Singapore win
Ana Ivanovic recovered from her opening loss to race to a 6-1, 6-3 victory over an out-of-sorts Eugenie Bouchard on Wednesday, putting the world number seven back into the mix for a WTA Finals last-four berth.
Myneni and Yuki move to quarters but Somdev ousted in Pune
Somdev Devvarman suffered yet another early defeat but Yuki Bhambri and Saketh Myneni continued their impressive run by storming into the singles quarter-finals of the ATP Pune Challenger tournament.
October 21, 2014
Wozniacki outlasts erratic Sharapova in WTA Finals
Caroline Wozniacki put a huge dent in Maria Sharapova's bid to finish the season as world number one by overcoming some distracting bright lights to down the Russian 7-6(4), 6-7(5), 6-2 in their marathon opening group match of the WTA Finals on Tuesday.
October 20, 2014
Navratilova unhappy with ITF silence on Williams slur
Multiple Grand Slam winner Martina Navratilova questioned the "silence" of the International Tennis Federation after one of its members described world number one Serena Williams and older sister Venus as "brothers".
Tennis Rankings: Sania Mirza No 6; Saketh climbs ladder
India tennis ace, Sania Mirza finds herself at No 6 as the new WTA doubles chart was released on Monday.
October 19, 2014
Saketh stuns top seed to win maiden ATP Challenger title
India youngster Saketh Myneni clinched his maiden ATP Challenger level singles title after getting the better of Aleksandr Nedovyesov of Kazakhstan in a hard-fought three-set match at the Indore Open on Sunday.
Serena slams 'sexist' slur by Russian Tennis Federation chief
World number one Serena Williams slammed Shamil Tarpishchev for using "extremely sexist, racist and bullying" comments after the Russian Tennis Federation (RTF) president described her and sister Venus as the "Williams brothers".
US Open champion Cilic joins UAE Royals in Bhupathi's tennis league
Reigning US Open champion and World No. 9 Marin Cilic will represent the UAE Royals, the Dubai based franchise in the inaugural edition of the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL).
October 18, 2014
WTA bans Russia tennis chief for questioning gender of Williams sisters
The president of the Russian Tennis Federation Shamil Tarpischev has been fined $25,000 and banned from the women's tour for a year after referring to Serena and Venus Williams as "the Williams brothers" on a television chat show last week.
October 16, 2014
Former world number three Nikolay Davydenko announces retirement
Former world number three Nikolay Davydenko announced his retirement on Thursday at the age of 33.
Somdev, Yuki knocked out of ATP Indore Open
Ramkumar Ramanathan proved his ascendancy in Indian tennis yet again as he knocked out Yuki Bhambri from the ATP Indore Open even as India's top player Somdev Devvarman also made an early exit, in Indore, on Thursday.
October 12, 2014
Federer downs injured Simon to win Shanghai Masters
Roger Federer claimed one of the few titles to have previously eluded him after he overcame a sluggish start to beat injured Frenchman Gilles Simon in the Shanghai Masters final on Sunday.
Sports Shorts: Shuttler Jayaram stuns top seed to make Dutch Open final
Indian shuttler Ajay Jayaram overcame Rajiv Ouseph of England to enter the men's singles final of the $50,000 Yonex Dutch Open Grand Prix, in Almere, The Netherlands.
October 11, 2014
Federer halts Djokovic run to reach Shanghai final
Roger Federer brought world number one Novak Djokovic's juggernaut to a halt when a 6-4, 6-4 victory in the Shanghai Masters on Saturday set up a final against unseeded Frenchman Gilles Simon.
October 01, 2014
I would have liked Sania to continue playing singles: Amritraj
Sania Mirza recently added a mixed doubles gold from the Asian Games to her three Grand Slam titles in the same category, and is ranked world No. 7 in doubles. However, Indian tennis legend Vijay Amritraj says he would have loved to see her do well in singles and fulfil her true potential.
September 29, 2014
Sania-Myneni win mixed doubles gold at Asian Games
Saina Mirza and Saketh Myneni proved too strong for the Chinese Taipei combination of Hsien Yin Peng and Hao Ching Chan to win the gold in the mixed doubles final at the Asian Games.
Asian Games: Saketh-Sanam win tennis silver
Sanam Singh could not add a second consecutive Asian Games gold medal to his kitty as he and Saketh Myneni settled for silver after losing the hard-fought final in straight sets to Korea's Yongkyu Lim and Hyeon Chung, in Incheon on Monday.
Sania happy to mentor India's rising tennis stars
Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza feels the five medals that the team has managed to grab at the ongoing Asian Games is a pretty good performance given that the country did not come with the best unit.
September 28, 2014
Asian Games: Bronze for Sania-Prarthana in tennis doubles
The Indian pair of Sania Mirza and Prarthana Thombare settled for a bronze after losing their women's doubles semi-final to Chinese Taipei's Chin Wei Chan and Su Wei Hsiehin in the Asian Games, in Incheon on Sunday.
September 25, 2014
Somdev loses to Murray; Bopanna-Qureshi also crash out
India's Somdev Devvarman was beaten in straight sets by World No. 11 Andy Murray in the second round of the ATP Shenzen Open, in Shenzhen, on Thursday.
September 24, 2014
Should Federer visit the Taj? Or the Ganges? Help the Swiss ace...
Fans across India are now photo-shopping his picture and the results are amazing.
September 22, 2014
Federer to replace Nadal in Indian franchise of IPTL
Former World No. 1 Roger Federer was named as the high-profile replacement for the injured Rafael Nadal in Team India in the forthcoming International Premier Tennis League (IPTL), the organisers announced on Monday.
September 20, 2014
Hingis says Na's retirement 'loss to world tennis'
Swiss tennis star Martina Hingis has said that Li Na's retirement was a loss to world tennis, while also crediting the Chinese ace of raising the game's profile in her home country and across Asia.
September 19, 2014
China's Li Na bids adieu to tennis
China's Li Na, Asia's only grand slam singles champion, announced her retirement from tennis on Friday, citing the effect of long-term injuries, especially her knees.
September 18, 2014
Tennis star Andy Murray airs his views on Scottish independence
British tennis star Andy Murray came out in support of Scottish independence on Thursday, just hours before millions of his fellow Scots voted in a referendum on whether to end the 307-year union with England.
September 15, 2014
I want to leave the game on a high like Pele, Ali: Paes
Indian tennis legend Leander Paes says he wishes to exit from the game just like global icons Pele and Mohammad Ali who bid adieu to their respective sports when they were at the pinnacle of their careers.
Somdev records heroic win but India hopes hanging by thread
Somdev Devvarman fought like a true warrior to lock the tie with his stunning victory in the fourth rubber while Yuki Bhambri was locked in an engrossing battle in the decider, halted by rain mid-way, as India's hopes were still hanging by thread in the David Cup World Group play-off tie against Serbia in Bangalore.
September 14, 2014
Federer fires Switzerland into Davis Cup final against France
Roared on by a capacity crowd in the Palexpo Arena, Federer dismantled the world number 17 Fognini 6-2, 6-3, 7-6 (4) in just under two hours.
Best Davis Cup comeback win for me: Paes
Veteran Indian tennis star Leander Paes today said that the dramatic victory he pulled off along with partner Rohan Bopanna against formidable
September 11, 2014
Davis Cup: It's a battle royal for India against Serbia
India face one of the most ferocious Davis Cup challenges at home as nothing less than their best would be required to challenge world number two Serbia, who will test skill and strength of the hosts even without world number one Novak Djokovic in Bangalore from Friday.
September 10, 2014
Paes explains why India's top players opted out of Asian Games
Their commitment to country questioned after the pull-out from the Asian Games, India's top tennis players on Wednesday tried to put their decision in perspective by saying that they have an obligation to earn their "bread and butter".
Paes, grand old man of Indian tennis ready to shoulder responsibility
India's ace tennis player Leander Paes said that he was yet again ready to take the responsibility of playing a crucial role in the Davis Cup World playoff tie against Serbia which begins on Friday.
September 09, 2014
How Nishikori took Japan from tragedy to tennis elite
For over three-quarters of a century men's tennis in Japan has played out like a kabuki tragedy, filled with decades of barren results, embarrassments and even a suicide.
'Djokovic's presence would have been good for tennis in India'
It would have been great for Indian tennis had Novak Djokovic decided to turn up in this week's Davis Cup tie in Bangalore, country's leading singles star Somdev Devvarman said.
Cilic crushes Nishikori to win US Open
Croatia's Marin Cilic swept past Japan's Kei Nishikori 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 to win the U.S. Open on Monday and reach the pinnacle of the sport one year after a doping ban kept him out of the year's final Grand Slam.
September 07, 2014
Bouchard, Peng withdraw from Hong Kong tennis
Hong Kong's first WTA tennis tournament in more than 20 years suffered a major blow on Sunday with main drawcard Eugenie Bouchard withdrawing on medical advice after suffering from the heat at the U.S. Open.
When Cilic aced Federer and handed him a 'tennis lesson'
Marin Cilic handed Roger Federer "a tennis lesson" in the semi-finals of the U.S. Open on Saturday, his coach Goran Ivanisevic said.
September 06, 2014
Somdev rallies to enter Shanghai Challenger final
Somdev Devvarman extended his excellent run at the ATP Shanghai Challenger by reaching the singles finals with a hard-fought win over Italy's Luca Vanni.
September 05, 2014
Sania-Soares win US Open mixed doubles title
The top seeded pair beat the unseeded combination of Abigail Spears of the United States and Mexico's Santiago Gonzalez 6-1, 2-6, 11-9 in a thrilling mixed doubles final.
September 04, 2014
US Open: Makarova sails through, Nishikori blazes trail for Japan
Serena Williams and Ekaterina Makarova sprinted into the semi-finals of the U.S. Open on Wednesday but marathon man Kei Nishikori had to go the distance to upset Stan Wawrinka and become the first Japanese man into the last four of a grand slam in 81 years.
September 03, 2014
Why tennis players are rushing to the psychologists...
Psychologists have become a more established presence on the tennis tour, with top players like Andy Murray and Petra Kvitova espousing the benefits.
August 28, 2014
Paes, Sania toil before progressing at US Open
Defending champions Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek had to work hard to cross the first round hurdle in the men's doubles even as Sania Mirza advanced in both the mixed and doubles events at the US Open.
August 27, 2014
Top 10 money-makers in Tennis; Federer pips Nadal!
Roger Federer hasn't won a Grand Slam title this year but the 17-time Grand Slam champion tops Forbes magazine's list of the 10 top tennis moneymakers, announced on Tuesday.
Eugenie Bouchard victory brings smile to future face of tennis
Eugenie Bouchard proved again she is a player for the big occasion by powering into the second round of the US Open with a 6-2, 6-1 demolition of Olga Govortsova on Tuesday, bringing a smile to the player hyped as the future face of women's tennis.
August 18, 2014
Holder Nadal out of US Open with wrist injury
The 28-year-old Spaniard sustained the injury in practice last month and has been training with a cast on his right wrist, forcing him to miss the Rogers Cup in Toronto and last week's Cincinnati Open.
August 17, 2014
Cincinnati Tennis PHOTOS: Serena, Ivanovic battle into final
Serena Williams rallied past Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki on Saturday to reach the Western and Southern Open final in Cincinnati where she will face Ana Ivanovic, an upset winner over French Open champion Maria Sharapova.
August 16, 2014
Cincinnati Tennis PHOTOS: Federer downs Murray; Serena romps on
Five times Cincinnati winner Roger Federer blunted Andy Murray's attempt at a comeback, while women's World No 1 Serena Williams roared to victory as they moved into the semi-finals at the Western & Southern Open on Friday.
Will men's tennis see a flurry of women coaches?
After Andy Murray broke down a gender barrier by hiring Amelie Mauresmo, 18-time Grand Slam singles champion Martina Navratilova says that men's tennis will see a flurry of women coaches.
August 13, 2014
PHOTOS: Sharapova advances, Venus knocked out
Fifth seed Maria Sharapova needed three sets to dispose of American Madison Keys, while 16th seed Lucie Safarova knocked out Venus Williams at the Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati, on Tuesday.
Cincinnati Tennis PHOTOS: Djokovic staggers past Simon, Tsonga out
World No 1 Novak Djokovic needed three sets to get past Gilles Simon in the Western and Southern Open second round on Tuesday, but Jo-Wilfried Tsonga lost to Mikhail Youzhny in his opener two days after winning the Rogers Cup in Toronto.
August 10, 2014
Sports shorts: Federer storms into final, Venus upsets Serena
Roger Federer eased into the final of the Rogers Cup with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Spain's Feliciano Lopez on Saturday, putting the Swiss maestro on the brink of a landmark 80th career title.
August 09, 2014
Rogers Cup: Federer celebrates birthday with win; Williams sisters to clash
Roger Federer celebrated his 33rd birthday with a 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 win over Spaniard David Ferrer on Friday to move into the semi-finals of the Rogers Cup and a step closer to a landmark 80th career title.
August 02, 2014
Paes, Sania to lead Indian challenge at Asian Games
The Indian selectors reposed faith in Leander Paes as the 40-year-old veteran was on Saturday included in the Asian Games squad along with established stars Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna.
August 01, 2014
Sports Shorts: Injured Li Na to miss US Open
World No 2 Li Na of China has been ruled out of this year's US Open with a knee injury.
July 28, 2014
India at CWG: Shooters Jitu Rai, Narang shine on Day 5
Indian boxer L Devendro Singh (49kg) advanced to the quarter-finals with a hard-fought victory but reigning Asian champion Shiva Thapa was sent packing in the 56kg category, at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
July 07, 2014
Tennis Rankings: Sania Mirza jumps to career-best 5th spot
Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza achieved a career-best rank of No 5 in the world as the new WTA doubles chart was released on Monday.
July 06, 2014
Djokovic wins epic tussle with Federer to claim Wimbledon title
Novak Djokovic claimed a second Wimbledon title after coming out on top in an extraordinary battle of wills against seven-times winner Roger Federer, eventually triumphing 6-7(7), 6-4, 7-6(4), 5-7, 6-4 in a gripping encounter on Sunday.
July 05, 2014
PHOTOS: Unstoppable Kvitova crushes Bouchard to win Wimbledon title
Petra Kvitova ended Eugenie Bouchard's hopes of becoming the first Canadian to win a Grand Slam title with a 6-3, 6-0 win in just 55 minutes in the Wimbledon final on Saturday.
Kvitova hands Bouchard royal thumping to win Wimbledon
Petra Kvitova produced a majestic performance to end Eugenie Bouchard's hopes of becoming the first Canadian to win a Grand Slam title with a 6-3, 6-0 win in the Wimbledon final on Saturday.
July 04, 2014
PHOTOS: Federer in 9th Wimbledon final; meets Djokovic
Roger Federer reached a ninth Wimbledon final after suppressing bullet-serving giant Milos Raonic 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 with a masterful display of the grasscourt arts on Friday. He will meet Serbia's top seed Novak Djokovic, who beat Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov 6-4, 3-6, 7-6(2), 7-6(7) in the other semi-final.
Bouchard and Kvitova ready to go nuts in Wimbledon final
In only her second year on the professional tour, Eugenie Bouchard reached the semi-finals of the Australian and French Opens and is now a win away from living up her billing as the "next Maria Sharapova".
July 03, 2014
Pretty young things ready to start a tennis revolution
The problem with allowing a bunch of rowdy gate crashers into the party is they will repay you by re-arranging your furniture.
July 02, 2014
Wimbledon PHOTOS: Dimitrov crushes defending champ Murray, Bouchard wins
Defending champion Andy Murray was beaten 6-1, 7-6(4), 6-2 by Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov in the quarter-finals of Wimbledon on Wednesday.
June 24, 2014
Wimbledon PHOTOS: Nadal overcomes first-round jitters; Somdev loses
Images from Day 2 of the Wimbledon tennis championships in London, on Tuesday.
June 23, 2014
Wimbledon PHOTOS: Smooth start for Murray, Djokovic
Images from Day 1 at Wimbledon, on Monday.
June 22, 2014
Sports Shorts: Lopez and Keys clinch titles in Eastbourne tennis
Feliciano Lopez proved that there is more than one left-handed Spaniard capable of doing damage at Wimbledon when he beat Richard Gasquet to win the Aegon International grasscourt title at Eastbourne on Saturday.
June 19, 2014
Gavaskar buys stake in Singapore IPTL franchise
A self-confessed tennis fan, former Indian cricket captain Sunil Gavaskar has bought stake in the the Singapore franchise of veteran Mahesh Bhupathi's ambitious brainchild -- the International Premier Tennis League.
June 07, 2014
Sharapova floors Halep to win second French Open title
Maria Sharapova claimed her second French Open title when she floored Romanian fourth seed Simona Halep 6-4, 6-7(5), 6-4 after a marathon encounter in Saturday's final.
June 02, 2014
French Open PHOTOS: Bouchard continues run, Federer hits 10-year low
Fast-rising talent, Canadian Eugenie Bouchard thrashed German eighth seed Angelique Kerber 6-1, 6-2 to claim a quarter-final spot, crunching 30 winners in 52 dazzling minutes to stretch her winning run on clay to nine matches, at the French Open on Sunday.
May 31, 2014
French Open PHOTOS: Ivanovic and Kvitova crash out, Nadal cruises
Czech Lucie Safarova thrashed 2008 champion Ana Ivanovic 6-3, 6-3 to storm into the fourth round of the French Open in Paris, on Saturday.
May 27, 2014
French Open PHOTOS: Li self-destructs, Ferrer through in Paris
Images from Day 3 of the French Open tennis tournament in Roland Garros, on Tuesday.
Sporting Buzz: Tennis hottie Ana Ivanovic in Maxim's Hot 100
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Djokovic makes new friend in first round win
Second seed Novak Djokovic distracted the Roland Garros crowd but kept his focus as he made light work of Portuguese Joao Sousa to reach the second round of the French Open with a 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 win in Paris.
May 19, 2014
Djokovic dominates Nadal to win third Italian Open title
Novak Djokovic came from a set down to beat Rafael Nadal for the fourth time in a row and claim his third Italian Open title with an impressive 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 victory in Rome.
May 12, 2014
Paes denies allegations by Rhea; gets support from Bhupathi
Indian tennis veteran Leander Paes on Monday denied allegations made by his partner Rhea Pillai, with whom he is locked in a custody battle for their daughter Aiyana, and made it clear that he intends to compete at Wimbledon and US Open this season.
May 09, 2014
Wozniacki 'ready' to quit tennis to start 'family' with McIlroy
Danish tennis ace Caroline Wozniacki has hinted that she is ready to quit professional tennis in order to start a 'young' family with her golf star fiance Rory McIlroy.
April 19, 2014
Federer ousts ailing Djokovic in Monte Carlo semis
Roger Federer beat an injured Novak Djokovic 7-5, 6-2 to set up an all-Swiss Monte Carlo Masters final with Stanislas Wawrinka after the Australian Open champion ousted David Ferrer.
April 09, 2014
Still as much in love with Shoaib as when we got married: Sania
Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza has dismissed reports that her marriage with Pakistan cricketer Shoaib Malik is in trouble.
April 06, 2014
Somdev's victory helps India enter Davis Cup World Group play-offs
India entered the Davis Cup World Group play-offs after a historic away triumph over South Korea following Somdev Devvarman's victory over Yong-Kyu Lim in the reverse singles of the Group I Asia/Oceania second round tie, in Busan, on Sunday. Somdev won the first reverse singles 6-4, 5-7, 6-3, 6-1 to make the overall scoreline 3-1 in favour of India, rendering the second reverse singles inconsequential, leading to its cancellation.
March 11, 2014
Paes-Stepanek enter Indian Wells quarter-finals
Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek downed Jonathan Erlich and Richard Gasquet in straight sets to reach the quarter-finals of the ATP Indian Wells Masters tournament.
'India a key market to spread women's tennis'
The Women's Tennis Association, which has turned to Asia to grow its sport, is unclear how the International Tennis Premier League is going to pan out. 'We are still learning about it, just as the world and the media is,' said Melissa Pines, Vice-President, Asia-Pacific, on the sidelines of its new announcement to bring the season-ending BNP Paribas WTA Championships to South East Asia for the first time this year.
March 07, 2014
Divij-Raja in final of Kyoto Challenger
The top seeded Indian pair of Divij Sharan and Purav Raja reached their first final of the season together after overcoming a fighting combo of Toshihide Matsui and Danai Udomchoke in straight sets in the ATP Kyoto Challenger event on Friday.
March 05, 2014
Somdev ousted from Indian Wells qualifiers
Somdev Devvarman has crashed out of the Indian Wells ATP Masters as the top seeded Indian suffered a first round defeat at the hands of Spaniard Daniel Munoz-de La Nava.
March 03, 2014
PHOTOS: Tennis star Serena steals thunder at Oscar awards party
Oscar nominees and winners work hard to attain glory, but they party even harder. After gracing the red carpet at the Academy awards, the stars let their hair down at the Vanity Fair party. Not only actors, but sports stars also made their presence felt.
Tennis Rankings: Bopanna moves to 12th; Somdev, Yuki retain positions
India's Rohan Bopanna on Monday jumped four places to 12th in the latest doubles ranking chart. The soar in rankings was courtesy his title victory at the ATP Dubai 500 event.
March 02, 2014
Nadal, Sania and Bopanna to sizzle for Mumbai in IPL-style tennis league
World No 1 Rafael Nadal will play for the Mumbai team, which will also have India's doubles stars Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna, in the inaugural International Tennis Premier League (ITPL) according to the players' draft released by the organisers, in Dubai on Sunday.
Tennis sensation Eugenie Bouchard, Dimitrov make a splash in Acapulco
The two rising tennis stars Eugenie Bouchard and Grigor Dimitrov played an exhibition game on a floating court.
Federer subdues Berdych to win sixth Dubai title
Roger Federer subdued Tomas Berdych 3-6, 6-4, 6-3 in the final to win the Dubai Championship on Saturday, the Swiss maestro's 78th singles title.
March 01, 2014
Dimitrov edges Murray to set up Anderson date in Acapulco
Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov edged second seed Andy Murray in a semi-final clash at the Acapulco International that finished in the early hours of Saturday morning to set up a title showdown against South Africa's Kevin Anderson.
February 28, 2014
Federer stuns Djokovic in Dubai semis
Roger Federer rolled back the years to beat Novak Djokovic 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 in the semi-finals of the Dubai Championship on Friday, his first victory in four meetings with the world number two.
Djokovic enthusiastic about Bhupathi's tennis league, Federer cautious
Serbian tennis ace Novak Djokovic has expressed enthusiasm about the inaugural International Tennis Premier League, which is modelled on the lines of the lucrative Indian Premier League.
Blow for Bhupathi as Sharapova, Li Na snub IPL-style tennis league
The inaugural International Premier Tennis League, which has borrowed its format from the lucrative Twenty20 Indian Premier League, suffered a blow when two of the world's most-famous female players snubbed the event.
February 27, 2014
Bopanna-Qureshi dump Bhupathi-Istomin in Dubai ATP event
Second seeds Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-ul-haq Qureshi survived a scare before diffusing the challenge of Mahesh Bhupathi and Denis Istomin in the quarter-finals of the ATP 500 Dubai Duty Free Championships on Thursday.
Bhupathi-Istomin in quarter-finals of Dubai ATP
Veteran Mahesh Bhupathi and his partner Denis Istomin erased a one set deficit to edge past Oliver Marach and Florin Mergea in their opening round of the Dubai Duty Free Championships.
February 23, 2014
Table Tennis: Desai loses Qatar final
India's Harmeet Desai went down against Tristan Floreof France in the Under 21 Men's Singles final at the $3.5 million ITTF World Tour Qatar Open in Doha.
February 22, 2014
Somdev beats Donskoy to reach Delhi Open final
Somdev Devvarman fought past Evgeny Donskoy in straight sets to breeze into the final of the Delhi Open.
Underdog Johnson through to ATP semi-final
American qualifier Steve Johnson is through to his first ATP Tour semi-final after an emphatic victory at the Delray Beach Open on Friday.
February 21, 2014
Cornet stuns Serena to prevent all-Williams Dubai final
France's Alize Cornet beat a despondent Serena Williams 6-4, 6-4 in the semi-finals of the Dubai Championships on Friday in what the world number 26 described as the biggest win of her career.
Delhi Open: Somdev storms into semis
Somdev Devvarman reached the singles semi-final of the Delhi Open after Ze Zhang retired mid-way due to a shoulder injury even as Ankita Raina waged a brave fight before bowing out of the women's ITF event on Friday.
February 19, 2014
Somdev eases into quarter-finals of Delhi Open
Somdev Devvarman sailed into the quarter-finals of the $100,000 ATP Delhi Open after notching up an easy 6-2, 6-2 win over an erratic Di Wu from China in New Delhi.
February 06, 2014
Somdev to play Yuki in semi-final of ATP Challenger
Top seed Somdev Devvarman won his match against Jordi Samper Montana of Spain via a walkover to set up a semi-final clash with his Indian compatriot Yuki Bhambri in the $50,000 ATP Challenger Tennis tournament in Chennai on Thursday.
Billie Jean King unable to attend Sochi Olympic ceremonies
Former American tennis star Billie Jean King will be unable to join the official U.S. delegation attending the Sochi Winter Olympics opening ceremonies due to a serious illness in her family, the White House said on Wednesday.
February 04, 2014
Somdev struggles past Ramkumar in Chennai Challenger
Top seed Somdev Devvarman struggled past Ramkumar Ramanathan, who was troubled by cramps, but Yuki Bhambri made a fluent start with a straight sets victory in the US$ 50,000 ATP Challenger event, in Chennai.
January 27, 2014
Heavyweights see rankings shake up after Wawrinka win
An Australian Open that began in a heatwave and contained seismic shocks aplenty ended with Stanislas Wawrinka defeating Rafael Nadal to further undermine the superiority of the so-called big four in men's tennis.
January 24, 2014
Meet the Australian Open women's finalists
Dominika Cibulkova, the first Slovakian woman to reach a Grand Slam final, will take on China's Li Na in the Australian Open women's singles final at Melbourne Park, on Saturday.
Errani and Vinci retain Australian Open women's doubles title
Top seeds Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci of Italy produced a great escape as they beat Russia's Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina 6-4, 3-6, 7-5 to retain the Australian Open women's doubles title.
January 23, 2014
Aus Open PHOTOS: Wawrinka, Cibulkova enter maiden Grand Slam final
Stanislas Wawrinka edged Tomas Berdych in the tightest of duels to reach his first Grand Slam final at the 36th attempt and set up a possible all-Swiss Australian Open title showdown against Roger Federer.
Wawrinka fells Berdych to reach first Grand Slam final
Stanislas Wawrinka will bid to break the 'Big Four' strangle-hold on Grand Slam silverware after edging Tomas Berdych 6-3, 6-7(1), 7-6(3), 7-6(4) in the first semi-final.
January 22, 2014
Cibulkova crushes Halep to storm into Australian Open semis
Dominika Cibulkova marched into her second career Grand Slam semi-final with an impressive 6-3, 6-0 demolition of 11th seed Simona Halep at the Australian Open.
January 21, 2014
PHOTOS: How Wawrinka ended Djokovic's three-year reign at Melbourne Park
Heartbroken by Djokovic in two five-set epics in Melbourne and the US Open last year, the eighth-seeded Swiss played out of his skin to upset his Grand Slam nemesis 2-6, 6-4, 6-2, 3-6, 9-7 in an exhilarating four hours.
Five teams unveiled for Bhupathi's inaugural tennis league
Bangkok, Singapore, Mumbai, Kuala Lumpur and a city in the Middle-East will be home to the first five teams of the inaugural International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) later this year.
January 20, 2014
PHOTOS: Federer leads 'Big Four' charge into quarters
In the men's draw, the "Big Four" look poised to scrap it out for yet another Grand Slam crown over the next week after Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Andy Murray all won on Monday to join Novak Djokovic in the last eight.
Vintage Federer routs Tsonga to book Murray quarter-final
A majestic Roger Federer emphatically returned to the Grand Slam big-time by trouncing Jo Wilfried-Tsonga 6-3, 7-5, 6-4 at the Australian Open on Monday to book a blockbuster quarter-final with Wimbledon champion Andy Murray.
January 19, 2014
Pennetta into first quarter-final at Australian Open
Italy's Flavia Pennetta advanced to her first Australian Open quarter-final with a 6-1, 4-6, 7-5 victory over ninth-seeded German Angelique Kerber.
January 16, 2014
Del Potro beaten, Nadal thrives in scorching Melbourne
Fifth seed Juan Martin Del Potro, whose match was shunted back to the late evening by the disruptions, was the first major casualty of the men's draw when he lostto 62nd ranked Spaniard Roberto Bautista at the Australian Open.
Murray rides thrilling 23-point streak to victory
Andy Murray won 23 consecutive points in an inspired passage of play to emerge from a hole and roar to a 6-2, 6-2, 7-5 victory over qualifier Vincent Millot at the Australian Open.
Bopanna-Qureshi survive Melbourne heat and first round scare
Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi braved sweltering heat and a stiff challenge from Rameez Junaid and Adrian Mannarino to enter the second round of the Australian Open.
January 15, 2014
'Nervous' Rafter's return ends in 73 minutes
Two-times Grand Slam champion Pat Rafter's return to the big-time after retiring 13 years ago lasted just 73 minutes when he and his former Davis Cup team mate Lleyton Hewitt lost in straight sets in the Australian Open doubles.
January 14, 2014
PHOTOS: Sharapova turns on the style to dump Mattek-Sands
Maria Sharapova celebrated her return to the Grand Slam spotlight with an emphatic 6-3, 6-4 win over Bethanie Mattek-Sands in what was a clash of styles in more way than one at the Australian Open.
Former tennis player Capriati cleared of stalking charges
Prosecutors in Florida dropped charges of battery and stalking against Jennifer Capriati on Monday after the retired tennis player completed community service and an anger management class.
Tennis's most notable comebacks following retirement
Following Pat Rafter's return to A-Grade tennis, Rediff.com presents the big names in the tennis world who made memorable comebacks.
January 03, 2014
Serena continues to haunt Sharapova, extends winning run
The American world number one extended her winning streak over the Russian to 14 matches.
January 02, 2014
Chennai Open: Fognini's injury sends Yuki into quarters
Yuki Bhambri became only the third Indian to reach the singles quarter-finals of an ATP World Tour event at home after winning his second round against an unfit world number 16 Fabio Fognini even as Ramkumar Ramanathan's fairytale run came to an end in Chennai on Thursday.
December 30, 2013
Ramkumar qualifies for Chennai Open, faces Somdev in first round
Indian wild card entrant Jeevan Nedunchezhian crashed out of the Chennai Open after a bright start soon after Ramkumar Ramanathan stormed into the singles main draw with a superb win over higher-ranked Slovakian Norbert Gombos in Chennai.
December 27, 2013
Mubadala world tennis: Murray sees positives in defeat
Wimbledon champion Andy Murray was happy with his movement if not the result after making a losing return from 15 weeks on the sidelines at an Abu Dhabi exhibition tournament this week.
December 17, 2013
Tennis legend Leander Paes a good batsman and bowler too!
India's tennis legend Leander Paes took three wickets and then returned to the middle to score a fluent 42 for the Sports Journalists' Association of Mumbai (SJAM), against Iland - TSG XI, in an exhibition Twenty20 match.
November 30, 2013
Sanam, Vishnu reach quarter-finals of Asian Tennis C'ship
India's Sanam Singh and Vishnu Vardhan have made their way into the quarter-finals of the Toyota Asian Tennis Championship at Bangkok, Thailand.
November 26, 2013
Federer can play until he is 60, says Nastase
The Swiss 17-times Grand Slam champion has slipped down to sixth in the world rankings and won only one title this year, prompting many to suggest he is a spent force at 32.
November 23, 2013
Yuki earns doubles wild card for Australia Open after winning play-off
Yuki Bhambri earned himself a Grand Slam debut by securing a wild card entry into Australian Open men's doubles main draw as he won the play-off tournament with Kiwi partner Michael Venus even as he lost the chance to compete in the singles.
November 21, 2013
Chennai gears up to serve ATP World Tour tennis event
Chennai termed India's tennis capital and is gearing up to host South Asia's only ATP World Tour tennis event.
November 12, 2013
Spanish tennis player Vives gets 2-year ban for doping
Spanish tennis player Nuria Llagostera Vives, doubles winner at the 2009 WTA tour championships, has been banned for two years after testing positive for d-methamphetamine, the International Tennis Federation (ITF) said on Monday.
November 09, 2013
Federer beats Del Potro to reach semi-finals in London
Roger Federer set up a mouthwatering semi-final with Rafael Nadal at the ATP World Tour finals after battling past Juan Martin del Potro in their Group B shoot-out.
October 28, 2013
Only Bercy offered mercy to these tennis stars
Rediff.com takes a look at a few such players, whose lone major title win came at the Paris Masters.
Federer loses in Basel final to Del Potro
The Swiss played some of his best tennis this year but it was still not enough to stop him from being on the receiving end of a 7-6 (3), 2-6, 6-4 defeat against the powerful Argentine and his 220 kph serve.
October 17, 2013
Two French tennis players charged with gang rape
Two professional French tennis players were reportedly charged along with five other men with the gang rape of an American woman tennis player during a tournament in Greece.
October 12, 2013
Sharan-Raja lose in doubles final at Tashkent Challenger
India's second seeds Purav Raja and Divij Sharan were upset in straight sets in the final of the Tashkent Challenger by the unseeded Russian pairing of Mikhail Elgin and Teymuraz Gabashvili, in Tashkent, on Saturday.
Del Potro crushes Nadal to set up final with Djokovic in Shanghai
The Spaniard found himself outpaced 6-2, 6-4 after a breathtaking semi-final display of power and touch by the 2009 US Open champion at the Shanghai Masters.
Canadian teenager Bouchard reaches first WTA final
The 19-year-old beat the Japanese wildcard 6-2, 6-2 to set up a showdown with former US Open champion Sam Stosur, who downed American teenager Madison Keys 6-1, 6-2 in the other semi at the $250,000 event on the hard courts in Osaka.
October 05, 2013
Nadal reclaims No. 1 ranking from Djokovic after making it to final
Rafael Nadal will return to the top of the men's world rankings after Tomas Berdych retired with a back injury during their China Open semi-final.
October 03, 2013
PHOTOS: Serena passes Kirilenko test, Djokovic edges past Verdasco
World number one Serena Williams saved three set points on her way to edging Russian Maria Kirilenko 7-5, 7-5 on Thursday to advance to the quarter-finals of the China Open with her 70th win of the season.
October 02, 2013
Nalbandian announces retirement from tennis
Argentine tennis player David Nalbandian has reportedly announced his retirement from professional tennis due to a shoulder injury.
September 16, 2013
PHOTOS: The making of tennis goddess Maria Sharapova!
Tennis sensation Maria Sharapova always grabs attention. Rediff.com sneaks a look into the gym where the Russian ace trains.
September 13, 2013
Navratilova a big inspiration to remodel my game: Paes
Leander Paes, who became the oldest man to clinch a Grand Slam title in the Open era after winning the men's doubles crown with Radek Setpanek at the just-concluded US Open, says it is because of his former mixed doubles partner Martina Navratilova that he has been able to prolong his career.
September 12, 2013
Good day for Sanam Singh in Toronto ITF event
Sanam Singh enjoyed a good day in office, reaching the men'[s singles quarter-finals and doubles semi-finals in the US $15,000 ITF men's Futures tournament in Toronto, Canada.
September 11, 2013
Somdev loses in first round at Istanbul Challenger
The Indian Davis Cupper was beaten 2-6, 3-6 by Russia's Konstantin Kravchuk.
September 04, 2013
Spain's men taking over US Open
Only Frenchman Richard Gasquet stands in the way of a Spaniard appearing in next Monday's men's final after Rafa Nadal, Tommy Robredo and David Ferrer all sailed into the quarter-finals.
Murray grinds past Istomin into US Open quarters
Defending champion Andy Murray ground his way past Uzbekistan's Denis Istomin with a 6-7(5), 6-1, 6-4, 6-4 victory on Tuesday to reach the quarter-finals of the US Open where he will face Switzerland's Stanislas Wawrinka.
September 03, 2013
Robredo sensed an upset against doubtful Federer
Tommy Robredo suspected he could stun Roger Federer at the US Open because the Swiss master had developed self-doubts, the Spaniard said after the extraordinary upset on Monday.
August 31, 2013
How the Williams sisters influence emerging tennis talent from US
The legacy of the championship years of the Williams sisters is beginning to emerge, with 10 American women now ranked in the top 100 and members of the younger set beginning to knock on the door of Grand Slam success.
PHOTOS: Djokovic speeds into third round, Li avenges loss to Robson
China's Li Na became the first player to reach the round of 16 at this year's US Open when she defeated Britain's Laura Robson 6-2, 7-5 on Friday.
August 27, 2013
Cancer survivor Kleybanova back with a bang at US Open
Diagnosed after the 2011 Australian Open with Hodgkin's lymphoma, a form of blood cancer, the 24-year-old marked her return to the Grand Slam stage with a tenacious three-set victory over Puerto Rico's Monica Puig.
PHOTOS: The sexiest female tennis players at the US Open
Canadian youngster Eugenie Bouchard is the latest tennis player to catch the fancy of fans, while regulars on the circuit, like Ana Ivanovic, Caroline Wozniacki and Daniela Hantuchova, still continue to be the top attractions.
August 21, 2013
Federer seeded seventh for US Open
Serbia's Novak Djokovic is the top seed in the men's draw which includes five-times US Open champion and 17-times Grand Slam winner Roger Federer as seventh seed - his first time the Swiss has been placed outside the top three in a Grand Slam in over ten years.
August 20, 2013
Sharapova set to become 'Sugarpova' to promote candies
Maria Sharapova has approached the Supreme Court of Florida to change her name in line with the brand of lollies she launched, media reports said.
August 16, 2013
Former tennis star Philippoussis marries Australian model
Former Australian tennis player Mark Philippoussis has reportedly married an Australian model, after two broken engagements in the past.
August 08, 2013
Serena, Murray and Nadal make winning returns in Montreal
Top ranked Serena Williams made a successful return to hard courts with a 6-3, 6-2 thrashing of former French Open champion Francesca Schiavone in the second round of the Rogers Cup on Wednesday.
Nadal adopts a approach in Montreal
Rafael Nadal was cautious about predicting how his body would hold up in the run-in to the US Open on Wednesday but did reveal that he had not missed the grind of the tennis tour during his absence from the game.
August 01, 2013
PHOTOS: The dope cheats who shocked tennis!
Rediff.com brings you players who have tested positive for use of banned substances over the years.
Croatian tennis player Cilic fails drug test?
World No 15 Marin Cilic is under the radar of the International Tennis Federation for failing a drug test during the BMW Open in Munich in April, it has been reported.
July 30, 2013
Confident Victoria Azarenka back on the court
After a rough past couple of months that included a tight loss to Maria Sharapova at the French Open and an injury-enforced withdrawal from Wimbledon, World No 3 Victoria Azarenka enters the Southern California Open as hungry as ever.
July 26, 2013
Swiss Open: Another early exit for struggling Federer
Top seed Roger Federer suffered a shock 6-3, 6-4 defeat to Germany's Daniel Brands in his opening match at his home Swiss Open on Thursday - the latest setback for the former world number one.
July 22, 2013
Rohan Bopanna is now No 3 in World rankings
Touching a new high, Indian tennis player Rohan Bopanna on Monday became World No 3 player in the world with a jump of two places in the latest ATP ranking chart.
Tennis sensation Maria Sharapova towers over Hollywood actor
The Russian tennis star, Maria Sharapova, who recently met Hollywood actor Kevin Bacon at an award function, easily towered over the actor during the event.
July 21, 2013
Divij, Raja win first Tour title in Bogota
The fast rising Indian pair of Divij Sharan and Purav Raja clinched its first ever ATP tour level title with a hard-fought win over Edouard
July 20, 2013
World no. 114 Delbonis shocks Federer in Hamburg semis
Roger Federer suffered a shocking straight-set defeat against Argentine qualifier Federico Delbonis in the semi-finals of the German Open in Hamburg.
July 14, 2013
Sharapova names Connors her new coach
World number two Maria Sharapova, a stunning second-round loser at Wimbledon last month, has taken on eight-time Grand Slam winner Jimmy Connors as her new coach.
Hingis inducted into Tennis Hall of Fame
Martina Hingis was inducted into the Tennis Hall of Fame on Saturday, becoming one of the youngest members to be enshrined in one of the sport's most elite clubs.
July 08, 2013
Murray deserved to win, says gracious Djokovic
Novak Djokovic gave a brutally honest assessment of his performance after losing the Wimbledon final 6-4, 7-5, 6-4 to Andy Murray on Sunday.
History-maker Murray wins second Grand Slam title
Factbox on Andy Murray who won his second Grand Slam singles title at Wimbledon on Sunday by beating Serbia's Novak Djokovic 6-4 7-5 6-4 in the final.
July 07, 2013
Hsieh becomes Taiwan's first Grand Slam title winner
Hsieh Su-wei became the first Taiwanese player to win a grand slam title when she and Peng Shuai beat Ashleigh Barty and Casey Dellacqua 7-6(1), 6-1 in the Wimbledon women's doubles final on Saturday.
July 06, 2013
Wimbledon: American twins win to complete 'Bryan slam'
Americans Bob and Mike Bryan beat Ivan Dodig and Marcelo Melo 3-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 to win the Wimbledon men's doubles title on Saturday and become the first pair to hold all four grand slam titles at the same time since tennis went professional.
Wimbledon: Bartoli routs Lisicki to win maiden title
Marion Bartoli overwhelmed an out of sorts Sabine Lisicki 6-1, 6-4 on a sun-drenched Centre Court to win her first Wimbledon title on Saturday.
Wimbledon: How the women's finalists measure up
Check out the head-to-head record of Sabine Lisicki and Marion Bartoli ahead of the women's singles final at Wimbledon.
Who is Wimbledon's BEST-LOOKING WAG?
Tennis players always complain about a lonely life on the Tour. But those beautiful and supportive faces in the form of WAGS (wives and girlfriends) prove a saving grace for these weary men.
July 05, 2013
Wimbledon: Sania-Tecau lose in mixed doubles quarters
Sania Mirza's unimpressive campaign at Wimbledon ended on Thursday as she and her Romanian partner Horia Tecau lost to eight seeds Daniel Nestor of Canada and Frenchwoman Kristina Mladenovic in straight sets in the mixed doubles quarter-finals.
July 04, 2013
Lisicki shows anything possible to set up Bartoli final
German Sabine Lisicki held her nerve to beat Polish fourth seed Agnieszka Radwanska 6-4, 2-6, 9-7 in a gripping semi-final on Thursday and reach her first Wimbledon final.
Wimbledon: Paes, Bopanna lose in doubles semi-finals
Indian challenge in the men's doubles competition of the Wimbledon ended on Thursday with both Leander Paes and Rohan Bopanna losing their respective semi-final matches after being engaged in gruelling five-setters.
PHOTOS: Brutal Bartoli storms into Wimbledon final
French jack-in-the-box Marion Bartoli barely had time to go through her full repertoire of mannerisms as she thrashed Kirsten Flipkens 6-1, 6-2 on Thursday to reach her second Wimbledon final.
Bartoli destroys Flipkens to reach second Wimbledon final
Marion Bartoli stormed into her second Wimbledon final after routing Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium in straight sets in the first semi-final of the women's singles in London, on Thursday.
Tennis star Verdasco dating swimsuit and lingerie model
Verdasco is reportedly dating Victoria's Secret model Jarah Mariano, who appeared in the title sequence of the James Bond film Skyfall.
Wimbledon: Murray fends off Verdasco to reach semi-finals
Andy Murray put the home fans through the wringer as he came back from two sets down to book a place in the Wimbledon semi-finals with an edgy 4-6, 3-6, 6-1, 6-4, 7-5 win over unseeded Spaniard Fernando Verdasco on Wednesday.
July 03, 2013
Wimbledon: Del Potro crushes Ferrer, to face Djokovic next
Argentine Juan Martin del Potro recovered from a horrible first-game fall to overpower David Ferrer 6-2, 6-4, 7-6(5) and reach the Wimbledon semi-finals for the first time on Wednesday. He will face 2011 champion and top seed Novak Djokovic.
Wimbledon: Sania, Bopanna in mixed double quarters
India had a good day in office as Rohan Bopanna secured a quarterfinal berth while Sania Mirza too sealed a place in the last-eight stage with their respective partners in the mixed doubles competition at the Wimbledon on Wednesday.
PHOTOS: Fashion parade of tennis beauties
The Women's Tennis Association celebrated forty years of growth and achievement and they did it in style.
Wimbledon: Bopanna, Paes enter doubles semis, Bhupathi bows out
India had a good day in office as Rohan Bopanna secured his third Grand Slam semifinal berth while Leander Paes too sealed his place in the last four stage in the men's doubles competition at the Wimbledom on Tuesday.
July 01, 2013
PHOTOS: Lisicki stuns Serena, joins Li Na in quarters
German Sabine Lisicki sent another seismic shockwave through Wimbledon on Monday when she sent five-times champion Serena Williams packing in fourth round, while Li Na and Petra Kvitova advanced to the quarter-finals.
Wimbledon: Bopanna-Vasselin, Bhupathi-Knowle in quarter-finals
Rohan Bopanna and Edouard Roger-Vasselin toppled third seeded pair of Alexander Peya and Bruno Soares to breeze into the men's doubles quarter-finals of the Wimbledon championships.
Wimbledon: Lisicki knocks out champion Serena Williams
Sabine Lisicki caused the biggest upset in the women's singles at Wimbledon when she beat Serena Williams in the fourth round on Monday. The German won 6-2, 1-6, 6-4.
June 30, 2013
Sania-Huber through to 3rd round of Wimbledon
Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza and her American partner Liezel Huber advanced to the third round of women's doubles event at the Wimbledon with a three-set win over Italian-German duo of Flavia Pennetta and Andrea Petkovic.
Serena turns on style to beat golden oldie Kimiko
After all the shocks and spills of the opening week, top seed Serena Williams remained impregnable as she unleashed her full arsenal to move almost effortlessly into the last 16 at Wimbledon on Saturday. A crushing 6-2, 6-0 win over Japanese veteran Kimiko Date-Krumm offered a reminder that while her closest rivals in the women's game are often vulnerable to upsets, she is an immovable object at the top of the tree.
June 29, 2013
Wimbledon: Murray hits form to blast Robredo off court
The sweet spot of Andy Murray's racket was put through its paces as he signed of his first week at Wimbledon by stylishly dispatching Spain's Tommy Robredo 6-2, 6-4, 7-5 to move into the last 16 on Friday.
June 28, 2013
Murray faces new pressure as draw opens in his favour
Britain's Wimbledon hope Andy Murray has to live with the very different pressure that comes with being labelled a shoe-in to reach the final after two of his main rivals suffered shock exits in early rounds.
Djokovic, Serena restore calm on Tranquil Thursday
An air of calm descended at Wimbledon on 'Tranquil Thursday' as Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams avoided the trail of destruction that had decimated the field at the All England Club on day three of the grasscourt major.
Wimbledon: Llodra and Mathieu join singles drop-outs
The second round of this year's Wimbledon has equalled the record for withdrawals and retirements for a single round at a Grand Slam in the professional era after two more players quit on Thursday.
June 27, 2013
Wimbledon groundsman '100 percent happy' despite tumbles
Wimbledon's new head groundsman said on Thursday he is "100 percent happy" with the grass courts despite a string of players tumbling out of the tournament through injury.
Injuries hit Wimbledon as Sharapova loses
Wimbledon's genteel surrounds resembled Saturday night on a casualty ward as injuries saw seven players withdraw or retire and third seed Maria Sharapova stumble to a shock second-round defeat on Wednesday.
Federer handed shock second-round Wimbledon loss
Defending champion Roger Federer's remarkable run of reaching 36 consecutive Grand Slam quarter-finals or better was ended in a shock second-round Wimbledon defeat by unheralded Ukrainian Sergiy Stakhovsky on Wednesday.
June 26, 2013
Wimbledon: Marathon man Isner bows out with knee injury
Wimbledon marathon man John Isner was forced to retire after two games of his second round match against Frenchman Adrian Mannarino with a knee injury on Wednesday.
Darcis, Azarenka lead Wimbledon injury exodus
The All England Club's medical rooms were overflowing as the third day of Wimbledon resembled a casualty ward with Rafa Nadal's conqueror Steve Darcis one of five players to withdraw injured before mid-afternoon on Wednesday.
June 25, 2013
Wimbledon: After the shockwaves, Serena restores order
No current athlete in the world of sport can match the 31-year-old for reliability at present and the American, despite a brief blip, eased past Luxembourg's Mandy Minella 6-1, 6-3.
Divij-Raja bow out of Wimbledon doubles
Divij Sharan and Purav Raja frittered away a two-set lead to spoil their Grand Slam debut as they bowed out of men's doubles event of the Wimbledon after losing a marathon opening round match.
June 23, 2013
No complaints from Murray at being in tough half
With British hopes of elusive home success once again resting on his shoulders, Andy Murray could have been forgiven an envious glance Novak Djokovic's way after the Wimbledon draw was made on Friday.
June 21, 2013
Paes-Stepanek meet Bracciali-Erlich in Wimbledon opener
Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek, seeded fourth, are drawn against Daniele Bracciali of Italy and Jonathan Erlich of Israel in the first round of the men's doubles at Wimbledon, starting Monday.
June 19, 2013
Russia's Kuznetsova pulls out of Wimbledon
Twice Grand Slam champion Svetlana Kuznetsova pulled out of Wimbledon on Wednesday with an abdominal strain.
Paes-Stepanek seeded fourth at Wimbledon
Indian tennis star Leander Paes and his Czech partner Radek Stepanek were seeded fourth in the men's doubles event of the Wimbledon championships, starting in London on Monday.
June 18, 2013
Sania-Huber in quarter-finals at Eastbourne
Sania Mirza and Liezel Huber were made to work hard by Darija Jurak and Heather Watson before making the quarter-finals in the WTA Aegon International, in Eastbourne, on Tuesday.
June 17, 2013
Somdev bows out of Wimbledon qualifiers
Somdev Devvarman missed chances galore, including a match point, as he crashed out of the Wimbledon qualifiers after losing a gruelling and energy-sapping first round match against Australia's Matt Reid, in London, on Monday.
June 16, 2013
Nottingham Challenger: Divij, Raja lose final again
A second title of the season eluded Divij Sharan and Purav Raja yet again as they ended runners-up at the Nottingham Challenger after losing the tough summit clash to formidable Thai twin brothers Sanchai and Sonchat Ratiwatana.
Bhupathi-Bopanna crashes out of Aegon C'ships
Third seeds Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna crashed out of the Aegon Championships after suffering a straight-set defeat at the hands of top seeds Bob and Mike Bryan in the semi-finals.
June 15, 2013
Hewitt rolls back years to beat Del Potro
Australian veteran Lleyton Hewitt gave a glimpse of his grasscourt arts to beat Juan Martin del Potro in Friday's quarter-finals of the Aegon Championships.
June 14, 2013
Aegon: Bhupathi-Bopanna in quarters after walk-over
Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna entered the men's doubles quarter-finals in the Aegon Championships after receiving a walk-over from the French combo of Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Nicolas Mahut. Murray proves his fitness with back-to-back wins
Andy Murray emerged unscathed as he completed back-to-back wins at a blustery Aegon Championships in London on Thursday in his first matches following a four-week break caused by a back injury.
June 10, 2013
French Open security caught off guard
French Open organisers defended their security arrangements after protesters, one letting off a flare and running on court, briefly interrupted the final between Rafa Nadal and fellow Spaniard David Ferrer on Sunday.
June 09, 2013
Nadal now has 12 Grand Slams in his kitty!
Factbox on Rafa Nadal, who won his eighth French Open tennis title on Sunday.
French Open: Makarova, Vesnina win women's doubles title
Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina claimed their maiden grand slam title together by beating Italian top seeds Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci 7-5, 6-2 in the French Open women's doubles final on Sunday.
Protestor with a flare interrupts French Open final
Four protesters, one letting off a flare, briefly interrupted the French Open tennis final between Rafa Nadal and fellow Spaniard David Ferrer on Sunday.
Nadal beats Ferrer to claim 8th French Open crown
Rafael Nadal made light work of fellow Spaniard David Ferrer to win a protest-interrupted French Open final 6-3, 6-2, 6-3 on Sunday and become the first man to win eight singles titles at the same tournament.
Will Nadal clinch his eighth French Open title?
Facts and figures on Sunday's all-Spanish men's French Open final between Rafa Nadal and David Ferrer.
June 08, 2013
Relentless Serena powers to French Open title
Serena Williams proved an irresistible force once more as she powered past Maria Sharapova 6-4, 6-4 to win the French Open for the second time on Saturday - 11 years after her first triumph.
Tired Nadal to skip Halle tournament
French Open finalist Rafael Nadal has pulled out of next week's Wimbledon warm-up event at Halle in Germany, citing fatigue after a busy few weeks of tennis.
June 07, 2013
Nadal edges Djokovic to make eighth French Open final
Rafael Nadal displayed the athleticism and self-belief that earned him seven French Open titles to tame Novak Djokovic 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 6-7(3), 9-7 in a pulsating 4-1/2 hour Roland Garros semi-final on Friday.
Divij-Purav lose in quarter-finals
Divij Sharan and Purav Raja squandered a superb start and bowed out of the ATP Challenger in Furth, Germany, after losing to local favourites Kevin Krawietz and Dominic Schulz 5-7, 3-6 in the quarter-finals.
June 06, 2013
Germany: Divij-Purav in quarter-finals
The third seeded Indian pair of Divij Sharan and Purav Raja made it to the quarter-finals in the ATP Challenger event in Furth, Germany, after a hard-earned victory in the opening round. Left-handed Divij and Raja defeated Andrej Martin of Slovak Republic and Hans Podlipnik-Castillo of Chile 6-3, 1-6, 10-8 in the first round of the euro 30,000 clay-court event.
June 05, 2013
Sharapova survives horror show, Azarenka grinds through
Maria Sharapova blocked out a 28-minute horror show to beat Jelena Jankovic and Victoria Azarenka eased past Maria Kirilenko to set up a heavyweight French Open semi-final in Paris on Wednesday.
June 04, 2013
French Open: Sania, Bethanie crash out
Indian challengers continued to exit from the French Open as Sania Mirza and her American partner Bethanie Mattek-Sands were forced to retire from their pre-quarterfinals on Tuesday following a groin problem to the latter.
June 03, 2013
Paes, Jelena in mixed doubles 2nd round of French Open
Leander Paes kept the Indian challenge alive in the mixed doubles event of the French Open by moving to the second round along with partner Jelena Jankovic.
French Open: Federer scrapes past Simon
Seeing the usually majestic Roger Federer down on his hands and knees -- literally -- is a rare sight in tennis but that turned out to be the least of his problems at the French Open on Sunday as he flirted with a last-16 exit.
June 01, 2013
Paes-Melzer crashes out of French Open
Leander Paes crashed out of the men's doubles event, while Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna made first round exits from the mixed doubles event to sum up a disappointing day for India at the French Open.
Anderson betters compatriot Ferreira's record in Paris
Kevin Anderson became the first South African to reach the fourth round of the French Open since 1996 when he out-slugged 14th seed Milos Raonic on Friday.
May 31, 2013
Sania loses in first round of French Open mixed doubles
India's Sania Mirza and her Swedish partner Robert Lindstedt lost in the first round of the mixed doubles at the French Open, suffering a shocking straight-set defeat at the hands of Cara Black and Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi, in Paris on Friday. The top seeded Indo-Swede combination was no match for their unseeded opponents and lost 2-6, 3-6 in a little under an hour.
May 29, 2013
French Open: Federer thumps Somdev to reach third round
Somdev Devvarman was mercilessly beaten by second seed Roger Federer as the Indian crashed out of the men's singles event of the French Open on Wednesday.
Bhupathi-Bopanna crash out, Paes sails into 2nd round
India witnessed a mixed outing in the men's doubles event of the French Open as Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna crashed out in the first round even as veteran Leander Paes and his Austrian partner Jurgen Melzer eased into the next stage, in Paris.
French Open: Djokovic too strong for young Goffin
Novak Djokovic showed glimpses of frailty along with his usual ruthless streak when he moved into the second round of the French Open with a 7-6(5), 6-4, 7-5 win over Belgium's David Goffin on Tuesday.
May 28, 2013
Somdev advances; faces Federer in Rnd 2
India's Somdev Devvarman sailed into the second round of the men's singles event at the French Open with a 6-3 6-3 7-5 win over Daniel Munoz-De La Nava of Spain at the Roland Garros in Paris.
Nadal survives bad day at the office
Rafael Nadal, as expected, took his place in the second round but his 4-6, 7-6, 6-4, 6-3 win over the inspired German, who had never won a main-draw match at Roland Garros, was fraught with danger as he flirted with the unthinkable.
May 26, 2013
French Open: Serena, Federer waltz into round 2
Serena Williams and Roger Federer both enjoyed Sunday afternoon strolls at Roland Garros as they seized the opportunity to gain head starts over their French Open rivals in ruthless fashion.
'International Premier Tennis League spectator friendly'
Indian tennis star Mahesh Bhupathi, who has launched his ambitious International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) with the backing of a galaxy of top stars, says his event would be television, spectator and players friendly because of its unique model.
May 23, 2013
Del Potro pulls out of French Open: Reports
World number seven Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina has pulled out of next week's French Open tennis after failing to recover from a virus, Argentine media reported on Wednesday.
May 19, 2013
Nadal and Williams win easily in Rome
Rafael Nadal made short work of his great rival Roger Federer to win the Italian Open, his sixth trophy of the year, 6-1, 6-3 on Sunday.
Rome Masters: Bhupathi-Bopanna lose final to Bryans
Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna ended runners-up at the Rome Masters after a tame straight sets defeat at the hands of top seeded American team of Mike and Bob Bryan in Rome on Sunday.
May 18, 2013
Emotional Nadal reaches Rome final
Rafael Nadal beat Czech sixth seed Tomas Berdych 6-2, 6-4 to reach the Italian Open final on Saturday with a dominant performance that he described as emotional after his long injury absence.
Serena extends winning streak to reach Rome final
Serena Williams crushed Romanian qualifier Simona Halep 6-3, 6-0 to book her place in the Italian Open final and extend her winning streak to 23 matches on Saturday.
May 17, 2013
Rome Masters: Bhupathi-Bopanna advance, Paes-Melzer out
Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna entered the quarter-finals of the Rome Masters, but it was curtains for Leander Paes and his Austrian partner Jurgen Melzer.
Nadal survives Gulbis scare, Williams advances
Defending champion Rafa Nadal recovered from losing the opening five games against Ernests Gulbis to book his place in the quarter-finals of the Rome Masters on Thursday.
May 16, 2013
Sania-Bethanie advance to Rome quarters
Sania Mirza and her American partner Bethanie Mattek-Sands scored a straight set win over Francesca Schiavone and Samantha Stosur to move to the quarter-finals of the WTA Premier event in Rome.
Italian Open: Janowicz stuns Tsonga, Murray injured
Jerzy Janowicz ripped off his shirt after stunning Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Juan Martin del Potro visited the Pope and Andy Murray and Stanislas Wawrinka pulled out through injury at the Italian Open on Wednesday.
Monfils, Razzano get French Open wild cards
Former French Open semi-finalist Gael Monfils, who has struggled for form after a string of injuries marred his 2012 season, has been given a wild card for the grand slam claycourt event, organisers said on Wednesday.
May 15, 2013
Rome: Serena slays Robson; Djokovic, Federer cruise
World No 1 Serena Williams inflicted swift revenge on behalf of her older sister when she beat Britain's Laura Robson 6-2, 6-2 in the Rome Masters on Tuesday.
May 12, 2013
Nadal thumps Wawrinka to claim Madrid Open title
Rafael Nadal claimed a fifth title since his return from injury when the Spanish world number five dismissed 15th-seeded Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka 6-2, 6-4 to win the Madrid Open on Sunday.
Serena overpowers Sharapova in Madrid, claims 50th title
World No 1 and top seed Serena Williams racked up the 50th title of her 18-year career when she thumped Maria Sharapova 6-1, 6-4 to defend her Madrid Open crown on Sunday.
May 11, 2013
Nadal crushes Andujar to reach Madrid final
Rafael Nadal is one win away from a fifth title since returning from injury after the Spanish World No 5 thumped compatriot Pablo Andujar 6-0, 6-4 on Saturday to reach the Madrid Open final.
Madrid Open WTA: Serena to face Sharapova in the final
Serena Williams' tactic of staying in her hotel room and being "boring" appears to be paying off after the world number one and top seed swept past Sara Errani into the final of the Madrid Open on Saturday.
Murray exits, Nadal battles past Ferrer in Madrid
Andy Murray's latest bid for a maiden clay title ended when he fell to Tomas Berdych in the Madrid Open quarter-finals on Friday, leaving Rafa Nadal as the only member of the 'big four' still alive at the Masters event.
May 10, 2013
Tennis: Mixed fortunes for Indians at Madrid Open
The Indian pair of Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna entered the quarter-finals of the men's doubles event while Leander Paes and Sania Mirza made exit with their respective partners at the Madrid Open, on Wednesday.
May 09, 2013
Federer upset by Nishikori in Madrid third round
Defending champion Roger Federer became the second high-profile casualty at the Madrid Open when he was beaten 6-4, 1-6, 6-2 by Japanese 14th seed Kei Nishikori in the third round.
Sania-Bethanie knocked out of Madrid Open
Sania Mirza and her American doubles partner, Bethanie Mattek-Sands, made an early exit from the Madrid Open after losing their second round match in straight sets to Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and Lucie Safarova.
Divij, Purav in China Challenger semis
Divij Sharan and Purav Raja came from behind to win the first round and then got a walk over to progress to the semi-final of the $125,000 ATP Challenger tournament in Kunming. Nadal checks Paire to advance in Madrid
Rafa Nadal avoided a similar fate to beaten World No 1 Novak Djokovic when he dismissed French young gun Benoit Paire 6-3, 6-4 to claim a place in the third round of the Madrid Open on Wednesday.
May 08, 2013
'Hot' Azarenka knocked out of Madrid Open
World No 3 Victoria Azarenka lost her temper on the way to a surprise 1-6, 6-2, 6-3 defeat by unseeded Russian Ekaterina Makerova in the Madrid Open second round on Wednesday.
Madrid Open: Dimitrov packs off Djokovic
Novak Djokovic was dumped out of the Madrid Open in the second round on Tuesday when he went over on his ankle and incurred the wrath of the locals on the way to a shock 7-6, 6-7, 6-3 reverse to Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov.
May 07, 2013
Mint-green Federer looking sharp on competitive return
Roger Federer looked as sharp as ever in his first match following a two-month layoff as he beat Czech Radek Stepanek 6-3, 6-3 at the Madrid Open on Tuesday.
Sania-Bethanie in second round of Madrid Open
The fifth seed Indo-American pair had to work hard for a 7-6(3), 4-6, 10-4 victory over the Slovakian-Spanish combo of Daniela Hantuchova-Anabel Medina Garrigues.
Robson, Suarez Navarro pull off upset wins in Madrid
Britain's Laura Robson and Spain's Carla Suarez Navarro conjured up big first-round upset victories at the Madrid Open when they surprised fourth seed Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland and ninth-seeded Australian Samantha Stosur on Monday.
Controversy a constant companion for Tomics
Control-freak and parasite or loving father determined to help his son make the most of a rare tennis talent -- John Tomic does not so much divide opinion in Australia as split it into 'Bernard against the rest'.
May 06, 2013
Sluggish Serena begins Madrid defence with laboured win
World number one Serena Williams overcame a lethargic start to her Madrid Open title defence to seal an ultimately comfortable 7-6, 6-1 victory against teenage qualifier Yulia Putintseva of Kazakhstan in the first round on Sunday.
May 05, 2013
Venus Williams pulls out of Madrid with back problem
Former world number one Venus Williams has been forced to withdraw from the Madrid Open due to a back problem, organisers said on Sunday.
May 04, 2013
Nadal will not get higher seeding: French Open chief
Rafael Nadal will not be protected with a higher seeding at the French Open, tournament director Gilbert Ysern said on Saturday.
May 02, 2013
AITA recommends Somdev for Khel Ratna
Somdev Devvarman may have led a players' rebellion against the national tennis federation, but AITA has recommended him for the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award for 2013.
May 01, 2013
ITF reject Pakistan appeal over Davis Cup elimination
The International Tennis Federation (ITF) have rejected Pakistan's appeal against the awarding of their Davis Cup Asia-Oceania Group II tie to New Zealand, the governing body said on Wednesday.
April 28, 2013
Nadal claims eighth Barcelona Open title
Rafael Nadal won his eighth Barcelona Open title in nine years with a 6-4, 6-3 victory over fellow Spaniard and fourth seed Nicolas Almagro on Sunday.
Final glory eludes Sania-Bethanie at Stuttgart
Sania Mirza and Bethanie Mattek-Sands will have to wait for their third title of the season as they ended runners-up at the WTA Porsche Tennis Grand Prix after losing the summit clash to Sabine Lisicki and Mona Barthel, in Stuttgart on Sunday.
Sharapova crushes Li Na to retain Stuttgart title
World No 2 Maria Sharapova saved her best performance of the week for last when she successfully defended her Stuttgart Grand Prix title with a 6-4, 6-3 victory over second seed Li Na of China to kick off her clay-court season in style on Sunday.
April 27, 2013
Nadal routs Raonic to close on eighth Barcelona title
Rafa Nadal moved to within one victory of an eighth Barcelona Open title in nine years when he thrashed Canadian fifth seed Milos Raonic 6-4, 6-0 on Saturday to set up a final against fourth-seeded Spanish compatriot Nicolas Almagro.
Sania-Bethanie advance to Stuttgart semis
Sania Mirza and her American doubles partner Bethanie Mattek-Sands progressed to the semi-finals of the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix after registering a straight sets win over Liezel Huber and Janette Husarova in Stuttgart.
April 26, 2013
Nadal ousts Paire in rain-delayed Barcelona match
Rafa Nadal overcame another hurdle on his way to a possible eighth Barcelona Open title in nine years when he recovered from a poor start to beat Benoit Paire 7-6, 6-2 in their delayed third-round match on Friday.
April 25, 2013
Barcelona Open: Ferrer shocked, Nadal eases through
Top seed David Ferrer summed up his error-strewn defeat by qualifier Dmitry Tursunov as "one of the worst I have played" after falling at the first hurdle at the Barcelona Open on Wednesday.
April 23, 2013
Wimbledon gets 40 per cent prize money boost
Wimbledon announced a 40 per cent increase in prize money for this year's championships on Tuesday, making it the most lucrative tournament in tennis. Vinci sends Italy into Fed Cup final
Roberta Vinci sent Italy into the Fed Cup final for the fifth time in eight years with a 6-2, 6-7, 6-3 victory over CzechRepublic's Lucie Safarova in Palermo on Monday.
April 21, 2013
Djokovic ends Nadal's eight-year Monte Carlo reign
Rafael Nadal's eight-year reign at the Monte Carlo Masters was ended when he was beaten 6-2, 7-6 by Novak Djokovic in the final on Sunday.
April 20, 2013
Nadal to face Djokovic in Monte Carlo final
Eight-time champion Rafael Nadal will lock horns with World No 1 Novak Djokovic for third time in the Monte Carlo Masters final after both sailed through their semi-finals with relative ease on Saturday.
April 19, 2013
Nadal subdues inspired Dimitrov, sets up Tsonga clash
Eight-times champion Rafael Nadal was taken to the brink by Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov before completing a 6-2, 2-6, 6-4 victory on Friday to reach the Monte Carlo Masters semi-finals. He will meet Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, who beat Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka.
April 17, 2013
Djokovic battles through pain, Nadal finds it easy
Novak Djokovic's gamble to test his injured ankle at the Monte Carlo Masters appeared to be backfiring but he dug his heels in to battle past Russian Mikhail Youzhny 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 in the second round on Wednesday.
Injured Djokovic to play in Monte Carlo
Novak Djokovic will be hoping his gamble to play in the Monte Carlo Masters does not leave his claycourt season going bust after he decided to test his injured ankle in the glamorous principality.
April 15, 2013
Isner defeats Almagro to claim Houston title
American John Isner won the US men's clay court championship in Houston with a 6-3, 7-5 win over top seeded Spaniard Nicolas Almagro on Sunday.
April 14, 2013
Sania joins ITPA as Vice President
Star player Sania Mirza has also joined Indian Tennis Players Association (ITPA) as one of its Vice Presidents, it was revealed on Sunday.
April 13, 2013
Tennis: Divij-Purav knocked out of Mexico Challenger
India's Divij Sharan and Purav Raja's campaign, at the Guadalajara ATP Challenger event in Mexico, ended with a straight set semi-final defeat at the hands of giant-killing pair of Marin Draganja and Mate Pavic.
April 12, 2013
Divij-Purav upset Rajeev-Becker to make semis
Divij Sharan and Purav Raja staged a spectacular comeback to shock third seeds Rajeev Ram and Benjamin Becker and storm into the semi-finals of the ATP Challenger in Guadalajara, Mexico, on Friday. The unseeded Indian pair beat the American-German combo 6-4, 3-6, 10-8 in 70 minutes.
April 10, 2013
Injured Djokovic to make late decision on Monte Carlo
World No. 1 Novak Djokovic will make a late decision on his participation in the next week's Monte Carlos Masters because of an ankle problem.
Divij-Purav make winning start at Mexico Challenger
Divij Sharan and Purav Raja made a confident start at the ATP Challenger event in Guadalajara, defeating Marco Chiudinelli and Yuichi Sugita in straight sets. The unseeded Indian pair, runners-up last week at Leon, beat the Swiss-Japanese combo 6-4, 6-2 in the first round of the US $100,000 hard court tournament.
April 08, 2013
Serena rebounds to win third Charleston title
World No. 1 Serena Williams bounced back from a set down to defeat former top ranked Jelena Jankovic of Serbia 3-6, 6-0, 6-2 and win her third Family Circle Cup title on Sunday.
April 07, 2013
Davis Cup: Rosol propels Czech Republic into semis
Lukas Rosol beat Evgeny Korolev 7-6, 67, 7-6, 6-2 to give the Czech Republic an unassailable 3-1 lead over Kazakhstan and propel the defending champions into the Davis Cup semi-finals on Sunday. Davis Cup: Somdev, Yuki complete Indonesia whitewash
Somdev Devvarman and Yuki Bhambri posted straight-set wins in their respective reverse singles as India completed a 5-0 whitewash of Indonesia in the Asia-Oceania Group I Davis Cup relegation play-off tie, in Bangalore on Sunday.
Serena crushes Venus in Charleston semis
World No 1 Serena Williams breezed past older sister Venus 6-1, 6-2 in their first meeting since 2009 in the semi-finals of the Family Circle Cup in Charleston, South Carolina on Saturday.
Davis Cup: Serbia, Canada eye semis berth after epic wins
Serbia and Canada both won marathon doubles matches on Saturday to seize control of their Davis Cup quarter-finals in North America.
April 06, 2013
Paes-Sanam win relegation play-off vs Indonesia
Veteran tennis star Leander Paes has said unity in the Indian Davis Cup team was improving, and the camaraderie among players will be better when they will face tougher challengers in the 2014 Davis Cup campaign.
Davis Cup: Holders Czechs stunned by Kazakhstan
Outsiders Kazakhstan stayed alive in their Davis Cup quarter-final against holders CzechRepublic after winning the doubles rubber on Saturday. Divij-Purav in summit clash of Leon ATP Challenger
Divij Sharan and Purav Raja shocked top seeds Nicholas Monroe and Simon Stadler in straight sets to earn a shot at their second ATP Challenger title of the season, in Leon, Mexico. Williams sisters set for showdown in Charleston semis
Serena and Venus Williams set up a tantalising semi-final against each other after both won twice on Friday in the rain-affected Family Circle Cup in Charleston, South Carolina.
April 05, 2013
Davis Cup: Somdev, Yuki win opening singles vs Indonesia
Somdev Devvarman and Yuki Bhambri scored straight-set victories to put India 2-0 ahead in the Asia-Oceanic Davis Cup Group I first-round relegation play-off tie against Indonesia in Bangalore on Friday. Somdev defeated Wisnu Adi Nugroho 6-1, 6-2, 6-2 before Yuki saw off Christopher Rungkat 6-3, 6-2, 6-3, at the Karnataka State Lawn Tennis Association stadium.
Davis Cup: Djokovic eyes return to form in tie against US
Novak Djokovic believes he has left his recent poor form behind and will be in top shape when he leads Serbia in this weekend's Davis Cup quarter-final tie against the United States.
April 04, 2013
Somdev to open relegation play-off vs Indonesia
India's number one singles player will open the country's campaign against Wisnu Adi Nugroho in the Asia/Oceania Group I first round relegation play-off against Indonesia, beginning in Bangalore on Friday. No 2 Yuki Bhambri will lock horns with Indonesia No 1 Christopher Rungkat in the second singles.
April 01, 2013
Bhupathi-Bopanna set to renew partnership for rest of 2013
After pairing up with different partners in the initial months of 2013, Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna have decided to rejoin forces for the rest of the season.
Murray goes to No. 2 with Miami win over Ferrer
Britain's Andy Murray defeated Spain's David Ferrer 2-6, 6-4, 7-6 in a gruelling Sony Open final in Miami, on Sunday to move above Roger Federer to second in the world rankings.
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