February 22, 2017Roger Federer commits to keep playing in Basel until 2019
Roger Federer has signed a three-year deal to play at his hometown event in Basel until 2019.
February 21, 2017Roger Federer's fantastic photo shoot
Roger Federer said on Monday, dismissing concerns that players might treat the event, which launches in September, as an exhibition.
February 19, 2017Qatar Open: In-form Pliskova wins second title of the year
Karolina Pliskova stormed to her second WTA title of the year, beating Caroline Wozniacki 6-3, 6-4 in the Qatar Open in Doha on Saturday.
February 18, 2017Sania Mirza again hits out at media
Sania Mirza has launched a scathing attack on the country's media, saying a certain sections of it choose to highlight the negative news.
Qatar Open: Sania Mirza-Strycova knocked out
Sania Mirza and her partner Barbora Strycova of Czech Republic suffered a major blow as they crashed out of the ongoing Qatar Open after going down in the semi-finals.
Tennis players sizzle in swimsuits
Sports Illustrated has featured three players in the annual swimsuit issue.
February 17, 2017Serena Williams burns up the beach at this sizzling shoot
Looking smoking hot for the Sports Illustrated's special swimsuit issue, the World No 1 tennis star grabbed eyeballs and posted the pictures on her Instagram page.
February 16, 2017Bangalore to host India's next Davis Cup tie in April
India will host Uzbekistan on the hard courts of Karnataka State Lawn Tennis Association (KSLTA) in Bangalore when the two sides clash in an Asia
February 15, 2017Commentator fired for Venus 'guerilla' remark suing ESPN
Adler, who has since apologised for how he spoke about Williams, has maintained that he was describing the African-American 13th seed's aggressive style of charging as the "guerilla effect" and not comparing her to a "gorilla."
Becker believes Sharapova deserves second chance
Sharapova, 29, had called the ITF's original ruling "unfairly harsh" because she had not intentionally violated anti-doping rules.
February 13, 2017Toni to quit as Nadal's coach after this season
Rafael Nadal's uncle, Toni Nadal, will step down as his coach after this year's ATP Tour, as he feels he has been sidelined by other figures in the player's entourage, he told an Italian tennis magazine.
February 10, 2017Nadal advised rest, to miss Rotterdam Open
Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from next week's Rotterdam Open after being advised by doctors to rest, he said on Thursday.
Murray to return to Davis Cup action against France
Britain's world number one Andy Murray will play against France in the Davis Cup quarter-finals in April after missing the first-round victory against Canada last weekend.
February 09, 2017Sania summoned for alleged tax evasion
Indian ace tennis star Sania Mirza has been summoned by the service tax department in connection with alleged non-payment or evasion of dues.
February 08, 2017Oh how we've missed you, Maria!
Former world number one Maria Sharapova has been invited to play at the Madrid Open in May, which takes place less than two weeks after her 15-month doping ban expires, tournament organisers said on Wednesday.
February 07, 2017Nadal to play Queen's Championships
Fourteen-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal has confirmed he will join world number one Andy Murray in this summer's Aegon Championships at Queen's Club.
February 06, 2017'Ashamed and embarrassed' Shapovalov fined $7,000 for striking umpire
Canada's Denis Shapovalov was left mortified after joining tennis's hall of infamy on Sunday, offering an apology and promising that he would learn from his momentary explosion of temper that left a Davis Cup umpire needing a visit to hospital.
Davis Cup: Britain qualify after Canadian strikes umpire with ball
Britain reached the Davis Cup quarter-finals in bizarre circumstances on Sunday when Canadian Denis Shapovalov defaulted for inadvertently blasting a ball into the umpire's face.
February 05, 2017'Was hoping for three singles wins, got four': Proud captain, Amritraj
'In my eight ties as captain we won five and lost three to Serbia, Czech Republic and Spain who were all better teams than us. We should have won against Czech but lost 3-2. Having said that they were top 10 teams and I am not too unhappy losing to them'
Davis Cup: India trounce NZ 4-1, to meet Uzbekistan in April
A lanky Ramkumar cruised to a 7-5, 6-1, 6-0 win in exactly two hours in windy conditions at the Shiv Chatrapati Sports Complex in Balewadi.
Former Davis Cup coach paints bleak picture of Indian tennis future
Enrico Piperno, who was also India's Fed Cup coach says, lack of funding, support and infrastructure will cease creation of a top-50 player
Davis Cup: Australia, France and USA progress
British pair Jamie Murray and Dominic Inglot defeated Canadians Daniel Nestor and Vasek Pospisil in four sets in Ottawa to give Britain a 2-1 lead ahead of Sunday's reverse singles.
February 04, 2017Davis Cup: Paes fails in record bid as India lose in doubles
Leander Paes' hopes of creating a world record in Davis Cup were dashed when the veteran Indian and Vishnu Vardhan lost the third rubber to strong rivals Artem Sitak and Michael Venus, who kept the New Zealand alive in the Asia-Oceania Group I Davis Cup tie.
Davis Cup: Maradona's presence fails to inspire Argentina
Raucous home support for holders Argentina did not make up for the absence of Juan Martin del Potro and Federico Delbonis on Friday as they fell 2-0 behind to Italy in the first round of the Davis Cup.
February 03, 2017Davis Cup: Bhambri, Ramkumar give India a flying start
Ramkumar Ramanthan scored a fluent win after Yuki Bhambri eked out a straight set victory to hand India a commanding 2-0 lead against New Zealand on the opening day of the Asia/Oceania Group I Davis Cup tie, in Pune, on Friday.
February 02, 2017Davis Cup: Paes eyes doubles world record
All eyes will be on veteran Leander Paes, who is the on the cusp of a historic world record in perhaps his last appearance in Davis Cup.
Tiger Woods takes inspiration from renewed Federer
Lavishing praise on Federer, Woods said that the tennis star has truly proved himself by winning a Grand Slam title at this age.
Should Leander Paes consider retirement?
Leander Paes gave ample indications that he will not announce his Davis Cup retirement.
January 31, 2017Davis Cup: Anand Amritraj hopes to bow out on a high
India's non-playing captain Anand Amritraj was upbeat ahead of the Asia Oceania Group I Davis Cup tie against New Zealand, to be played in Pune from February 3 to 5, but cautioned the Kiwis should not be taken lightly.
January 30, 2017Nadal left out of Spain Davis Cup squad
Rafael Nadal has been left out of Spain's Davis Cup squad for their World Group first-round match against Croatia this weekend due to fatigue.
Decoded! How Federer managed to win his 18th Slam
In his darkest moments last year when he doubted if he would ever get back to full fitness following his knee injury, Roger Federer clung on to one thought -- he still had the game to maybe sneak another Grand Slam title.
Bring on the clay, says rejuvenated Nadal
Rafael Nadal's hopes of a 15th Grand Slam title were crushed by an inspired Roger Federer in the Australian Open final on Sunday but the rejuvenated Spaniard was already rubbing his hands together with the prospect of a 'special' season on clay.
January 29, 2017Emotional Federer savours long-awaited 18th slam win
An emotional Roger Federer wiped away tears and urged Rafael Nadal to stay with him on the tour for years to come after felling his great rival to win his fifth Australian Open on Sunday.
Here is a list of leading men's grand slam winners
List of leading men's grand slam singles title winners after Roger Federer beat Rafael Nadal in the Australian Open final on Sunday.
Mind-blowing facts about Australian Open winner Roger Federer
Factbox on Switzerland's Roger Federer, who defeated Rafael Nadal in the Australian Open men's singles final on Sunday.
Roger Federer claims Australian Open crown
Roger Federer beat Rafael Nadal 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 in the Australian Open final on Sunday to win his 18th Grand Slam singles title.
What Serena needs to do to aid her Grand Slam quest
Serena Williams plans to play fewer tournaments in the future to aid her quest to win more Grand Slam titles, according to her coach Patrick Mouratoglou.
Australian Open: Sania-Ivan fall at final hurdle
India's Sania Mirza was eyeing her seventh Grand Slam title during the Australian Open mixed doubles final but it was not meant to be.
After record Slam, what next for Serena?
Serena Williams said it was a 'great feeling' to surpass Steffi Graf as the most prolific grand slam champion of the open era at the Australian Open on Saturday and was not prepared to put a number on the haul of titles she might end up with.
January 28, 2017We're just going for some dreams: Venus on Williams sisters' greatness
Upbeat Venus ready to 'kill it' after loss to little sister
Record-breaker Serena on inspirational Venus and the Jordan connection
Serena Williams clinched a record 23rd grand slam title at the Australian Open on Saturday but spent most of the immediate aftermath talking about her older sister Venus.
The Roger-Rafael show 'is going to be a freakin' amazing match'
Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal take to Rod Laver Arena to reprise one of the great sporting rivalries of the modern age on Sunday, a fitting climax to an Australian Open which has sent tennis back to the future.
Stat attack: Roger Federer v Rafa Nadal head-to-head results
Following is a list of the previous matches between Switzerland's Roger Federer and Spain's Rafael Nadal ahead of their meeting in the title decider at the Australian Open on Sunday
PHOTOS: Revisit Serena Williams's 23 grand slam singles titles
Following is a list of Serena Williams' 23 grand slam singles titles after the American surpassed Steffi Graf's professional era record with victory at the Australian Open on Saturday:
Aus Open: Kontinen-Peers stun Bryan twins to lift men's doubles title
Henri Kontinen and John Peers stunned the Bryan twins 7-5, 7-5 to win the Australian Open men's double title at MelbournePark on Saturday.
Meet the most successful women tennis stars of the Open era
List of leading women's grand slam singles title winners in the professional era after Serena Williams surpassed Steffi Graf by winning the Australian Open on Saturday.
PHOTOS: Serena wins Australian Open for 23rd grand slam crown
Serena Williams beat her sister Venus 6-4, 6-4 in the Australian Open final on Saturday to win her 23rd grand slam singles title and become the most successful tennis player in the open era.
January 27, 2017HIL: Dabang Mumbai thrash Jaypee Punjab Warriors
Skipper Florian Fuchs and striker Affan Yusuf struck a brace each as Dabang Mumbai thrashed defending champions Jaypee Punjab Warriors 10-4 to register their second win in the fifth season of the Hockey India League (HIL), in Mumbai, on Friday.
Nadal wipes tears away to reach Australian Open final
It took nearly five hours of gruelling tennis for Rafael Nadal to fend off Grigor Dimitrov and book a dream Australian Open final against Roger Federer but before Melbourne Park the Spaniard endured a season of heartache and doubt.
Dream final! It's Federer v Nadal at Australian Open
Rafael Nadal defeated 15th seed Grigor Dimitrov 6-3, 5-7, 7-6, 7-6, 6-4 in the Australian Open semi-final to meet Roger Federer in dream summit clash in Melbourne.
Williams sisters add another chapter to great sibling rivalry
An Australian Open electrified by the revivals of seasoned champions will bathe in the warm glow of nostalgia on Saturday when the Williams sisters contest the women's final at Rod Laver Arena.
All you want to know about Australian Open finalists
Factbox on American Serena Williams, who plays sister Venus in the final of the Australian Open on Saturday.
India at Australian Open: Sania reaches final, a win away from 7th Major title
India's Sania Mirza put herself in contention for a seventh Grand Slam title as she breezed into the Australian Open mixed doubles final with Ivan Dodig, beating local favourites Samantha Stosur and Sam Groth in Melbourne on Friday.
January 26, 2017Australian Open: Roger Federer fights off Wawrinka to reach final
Roger Federer held firm against a furious fightback from fellow Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka, edging his former apprentice 7-5, 6-3, 1-6, 4-6, 6-3 in a Melbourne Park classic to reach the final of the Australian Open on Thursday.
Inspirational Lucic-Baroni leaves Melbourne on a high
Mirjana Lucic-Baroni offered no excuses for her meek departure from the Australian Open semi-finals at the hands of Serena Williams on Thursday, keener to discuss the career-high ranking that will follow her stunning run at Melbourne Park.
Venus in dreamland as she twirls into family final
Despite her poor recent track record against her sister Serena, Venus Williams will not just be "hanging out" in her first Grand Slam final in nine years at the Australian Open on Saturday.
India at Australian Open: Paes-Hingis pair out
Indian tennis ace Leander Paes and his Swiss partner Martina Hingis crashed out of the mixed doubles competition of the Australian Open with a straight-set defeat in the quarter-finals, in Melbourne, on Thursday.
'A Williams is going to win Australian Open'
Serena and Venus Williams rolled back the years as they swept through their last four clashes to set up a retro family final at the Australian Open on Thursday, their ninth meeting in a grand slam title-decider.
Has Nadal still got the winning touch to win Slams?
Rafael Nadal's path to his Australian Open semi-final against Grigor Dimitrov on Friday has taught the 30-year-old Spaniard one thing -- he's still got it.
Aus Open: Serena beats Lucic-Baroni, to meet sister Venus in final
Serena Williams ended the fairytale run of Mirjana Lucic-Baroni at the Australian Open on Thursday with a crushing 6-2, 6-1 win that set up a final against her sister Venus.
Ageless Venus vanquishes Vandeweghe to reach Australian Open final
Venus Williams drew on the experience of 73 grand slam campaigns to come from a set down for a 6-7(3) 6-2 6-3 victory over fellow American Coco Vandeweghe on Thursday to set up a possible Australian Open final against her sister Serena.
January 25, 2017'30 is the new 10': Serena Williams leads charge of 30 somethings
Aus Open: Doubting Nadal crushes Roanic to seal semis spot
Rafael Nadal continued his brilliant revival at the Australian Open to topple Milos Raonic 6-4, 7-6(7), 6-4 on Wednesday and reach his first grand slam semi-final in three years.
'God is great': Life takes a 180 turn for Lucic-Baroni
Croatia's Mirjana Lucic-Baroni could barely contain her joy after reaching the Australian Open semi-finals on Wednesday, 19 years after her only previous singles match win at Melbourne Park prior to her remarkable run.
Dimitrov buries Goffin in baseline battle to book semis spot
Grigor Dimitrov dismantled 11th seed David Goffin 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 in their Australian Open quarter-final on Wednesday to advance to his second grand slam semi-final.
India at Aus Open: Sania-Dodig edge Bopanna-Gabriela in quarters
Sania Mirza and Ivan Dodig held their nerves and saved two match points against Rohan Bopanna and Gabriela Dabrowski before pulling off a tense win to seal a place in the mixed doubles semi-finals of the Australian Open, in Melbourne on Wednesday.
January 24, 2017What to expect at Australian Open on Wednesday...
Britain's Johanna Konta has learned much from matches against Grand Slam champions and former world number ones over the last 18 months but on Wednesday her education will be complete when she faces Serena Williams in the Australian Open quarter-finals.
PHOTOS: Back to the future as Federer storms into semis at Aus Open
I deserve this, says ageless Venus, as she reaches Melbourne semis
Venus Williams said she was by no means finished yet after swatting aside Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova to march into the semi-finals of the Australian Open for the first time since 2003 on Tuesday.
Get ready for Sania vs Bopanna at Australian Open
Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna set up a mixed doubles quarter-final clash against each other at the Australian Open after winning their respective matches, in Melbourne.
Wawrinka wins testy Tsonga clash to reach Aus Open semis
Former champion Stan Wawrinka engaged in a war of words with Jo-Wilfried Tsonga before winning the only argument that mattered on Tuesday, storming into the Australian Open semi-finals with a 7-6(2), 6-4, 6-3 win over the Frenchman.
Scrap 'nonsense' doubles format, says Jamie Murray
Top men's doubles player Jamie Murray has called for an end to the ATP Tour's scoring system in the format and says there is widespread support for it to be changed.
Indians at Australian Open: Bopanna-Dabrowski in mixed doubles quarters
Indian tennis ace Rohan Bopanna and his Canadian partner Gabriela Dabrowski of Canada produced a spirited fight back to win 6-4, 5-7, 10-3 and book their place in the quarter-finals of the mixed doubles event at the season-opening Australian Open in Melbourne on Tuesday.
Aus Open: When Van moved like a 'freight train' to slay Muguruza
Coco Vandeweghe blasted her way into her first grand slam semi-final with a dominant display of power tennis to destroy French Open champion Garbine Muguruza 6-4, 6-0 at the Australian Open on Tuesday.
Venus 'does not want to stop' after rolling into semis
Venus Williams continued her astonishing late-career revival by felling Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-4, 7-6(3) on Tuesday to reach her first Australian Open semi-final in 14 years.
Clijsters, Roddick new Hall of Fame inductees
Former world number one players Kim Clijsters and Andy Roddick headlined the International Tennis Hall of Fame's list of 2017 inductees announced on Monday.
Italian junior controversially disqualified at Australian Open
An Italian junior was in floods of tears after she was disqualified at the Australian Open for swiping away a loose ball which hit a ball boy, a report said on Tuesday.
Australian Open PIX: Federer to meet Wawrinka, Venus strolls into semis
Images from all the action on Day 9 of the Australian Open at Melbourne Park on Tuesday
January 23, 2017What to expect at Australian Open
Seeing world number 50 Mischa Zverev and wildcard Denis Istomin upset the top two players in the world at Melbourne Park shows more players believe they can take shake up the established order and that can only be good for tennis, says Roger Federer.
With top two seeds gone 'Baby Fed' sees himself in with a chance
Grigor Dimitrov reached his first grand slam quarter-final in over two years on Monday by defeating an injury-hampered Denis Istomin 2-6, 7-6(2), 6-2, 6-1 to end the Uzbek wildcard's fairytale run at the Australian Open.
Aus Open: Top surviving seed Raonic storms into last eight
Third seed Milos Raonic came safely through a potentially tricky match against Roberto Bautista Agut 7-6(6), 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 on Monday to reach the Australian Open quarter-finals for the third straight year.
Karolina Pliskova hungry for Grand Slam success
Karolina Pliskova reached the Australian Open quarter-finals for the first time on Monday and is keen to prove right those tipping her for Grand Slam success.
Serve-and-volley tennis rises from the dust in Melbourne
Cash believes there will never be a return to the golden era of serve-and-volley tennis, however, not while the court speeds were so much slower than when he was winning at the All England Club.
'Tough little cookie' Lucic-Baroni ends 18-year wait
Mirjana Lucic-Baroni could barely contain her joy after continuing her remarkable run at the Australian Open to reach her first grand slam quarter-final since the 1999 Wimbledon championships on Monday.
Here's why Konta will cherish every moment against Serena
Johanna Konta earned the chance to fulfill a childhood dream when she advanced to an Australian Open quarter-final contest against Serena Williams by dismantling Ekaterina Makarova 6-1, 6-4 on Monday.
Serena turns back the clock while Konta awaits
It was back in 2003 that Serena Williams first stamped her name on Australian Open history, the then 21-year-old taking down sister Venus to bring home her first title on the blue courts of Melbourne Park.
Aus Open: How Serena ground down dogged Strycova
Serena Williams battled a misbehaving serve and scorching heat but stayed cool under pressure in a 7-5, 6-4 win over Czech Barbora Strycova to reach the Australian Open quarter-finals on Monday.
Aus Open PIX: Nadal survives Monfils fightback, Konta to meet Serena
IMAGES from all the action on Day 8 the Australian Open on Monday
January 22, 2017Top seed Kerber stunned by American Vandeweghe
Reigning champion and top seed Angelique Kerber was knocked out of the fourth round of the Australian Open on Sunday, losing 6-2, 6-3 to American Coco Vandeweghe on Rod Laver Arena.
PHOTOS: Resilient Federer holds off Nishikori to reach quarter-finals
After six months out of the game, Federer's fairytale return continued under the lights of Rod Laver Arena where he emphatically quashed doubts about his fitness in three hours and 24 minutes of high-octane tennis.
Venus, Serena stay on course for final showdown but...
Venus Williams was not prepared to even countenance the suggestion she could potentially meet younger sister Serena in the Australian Open final after she advanced to the quarter-finals with a 6-3, 7-5 victory over Mona Barthel on Sunday.
I'll be back, says thwarted Andy Murray
World number one Andy Murray vowed to return as strong as ever after his bid for a maiden Australian Open title was brought to a stunning end by German Mischa Zverev on Sunday.
Meet Murray-slayer Mischa Zverev...
Andy Murray's dream of winning a maiden Australian Open title was left in tatters on Sunday after the top seed and world number one was knocked out in the fourth round by Mischa Zverev.
USA's Bryan brothers retire from Davis Cup
United States Grand Slam doubles record holders Bob and Mike Bryan have retired from the Davis Cup after playing in the competition for almost 14 years.
India at Oz Open: Paes in last 16, Sania knocked out in women's doubles
India had mixed fortunes at the Australian Open as Leander Paes got off to a winning start in mixed doubles but it was end of the road for the fourth-seeded pair of Sania Mirza and her doubles partner, Czech, Barbora Strycova in the women's doubles event.
Aus Open: Top seed Andy Murray knocked out; Venus, Wawrinka reach quarters
Top seeded Briton Andy Murray was knocked out of the Australian Open in the fourth round on Sunday, losing 7-5 5-7 6-2 6-4 to German world number 50 Mischa Zverev on Rod Laver Arena.
January 21, 201719 years on, Lucic-Baroni's inspirational comeback at Aus Open
The Croatian was one of the hottest properties in tennis as a teenager before the personal turmoil of her upbringing caught up with her and she was forced to start all over again in 2008.
Tennis great Agassi on how Djokovic and Murray can get better
Andy Murray is yet to reach his maximum potential and should only get better but the world number one has not seen the back of Novak Djokovic, according to eight-times Grand Slam champion Andre Agassi.
PHOTOS: Nadal survives Zverev challenge to enter last 16
Rafael Nadal held off a fierce challenge from one of the hottest prospects in the game when he outlasted German teenager Alexander Zverev 4-6, 6-3, 6-7(5), 6-3, 6-2 to reach the last 16 of the Australian Open.
Aus Open: Contrasting wins for Sania, Bopanna in mixed doubles
Sania Mirza and Rohana Bopanna advanced to the mixed doubles second round with their respective partners.
Aus Open PHOTOS: Raonic recovers from stumble; Serena marches on
Images from Day 6 of the Australian Open in Melbourne, on Saturday.
January 20, 2017PHOTOS: Vintage Federer hammers Berdych to reach Aus Open last 16
A rampaging Roger Federer delivered a stunning reminder of his class at the Australian Open on Friday with a crushing 6-2, 6-4, 6-4 win over Tomas Berdych to storm into the fourth round.
Positive Venus not focussing on 'gorilla' comment row
Doug Adler, commentating on the African-American 13th seed's second-round match against Switzerland's Stefanie Voegele on Wednesday, provoked outrage on social media when he was taken to have described Williams charging "like a gorilla". Adler, a former tennis professional, said he had said "guerrilla".
The strange story behind birth of Vandeweghe-Hingis partnership
Coco Vandeweghe was in two minds whether to answer the call when an unknown number with a strange international dialling code popped up on her telephone last year.
An ugly win is still a win, says Wawrinka
Stan Wawrinka was not fully convincing in his four-set victory against Serbian Viktor Troicki but the fourth seed refused to fuss over the nature of his win after securing his place in the fourth round of the Australian Open on Friday.
Indians at Aus Open: Sania advances, Bopanna loses controversial match
It was a mixed day in office for Indian tennis players in the season-opening Australian Open with Sania Mirza sailing into the third round of the women's doubles event even as Rohan Bopanna crashed out of the men's doubles, in Melbourne on Friday.
India captain Amritraj says no action against Sumit Nagal
It is learnt that Nagal was dropped from the Indian Davis Cup team because of disciplinary issues, which the 19-year-old has refuted.
Aus Open PIX: Murray, Kerber cruise ahead; Coco, Wawrinka fight back
Images from all the action on Day 5 of the Australian Open
January 19, 2017Nadal demolishes Baghdatis to reach third round
Rafael Nadal stormed into the third round of the Australian Open on Thursday with a 6-3, 6-1, 6-3 demolition of former finalist Marcos Baghdatis.
Stylish Istomin says demolishing Djokovic 'feels unreal'
Exhausted by a near five-hour contest, Denis Istomin struggled to formulate his thoughts following his stunning upset of Novak Djokovic at the Australian Open.
Djokovic 'disappointed' after being done in by Istomin high
A deflated Novak Djokovic blamed a bad day at the office for his stunning second-round elimination by Uzbek wildcard Denis Istomin which condemned the Serb to his earliest grand slam exit in nearly a decade.
PHOTOS: Istomin stuns defending champ Djokovic in 2nd round at Aus Open
'I surprised myself also today'
India at the Australian Open: Paes-Sa knocked out in first round
India's Leander Paes and Brazil's Andre Sa crashed out in the men's doubles event of the Australian Open after losing 6-4, 6-7, 4-6 to Max Mirnyi and Treat Huey in the first round on Thursday.
Aus Open PIX: Defending champ Djokovic out; Serena, Raonic, advance
Images from all the action on Day 4 of the Australian Open in Melbourne on Thursday
January 18, 2017'Ask Johnny Mac, he knows everything', Kyrgios hits back at McEnroe
Nick Kyrgios hit back at John McEnroe's suggestion that he had stopped trying late in his defeat at the Australian Open on Wednesday, sarcastically suggesting the tennis great turned TV pundit "knows everything".
Birthday girl Kerber gifts unnecessary points before winning
World number one Angelique Kerber got the birthday gift she wanted Wednesday by making the Australian Open third round, but she had to work hard against fellow German Carina Witthoeft.
PHOTOS: Murray hands out masterclass to reach third round
Andy Murray looked every bit the world number one as he gave a Russian teenager Andrey Rublev a lesson in Grand Slam tennis to reach the third round of the Australian Open with a 6-3, 6-0, 6-2 win.
Federer wary of Berdych test after fending off Rubin challenge
Roger Federer dug himself out of a late slump to fend off American qualifier Noah Rubin 7-5, 6-3, 7-6(3) on Wednesday and draw vital confidence for a tough third round clash against 10th seed Tomas Berdych at the Australian Open.
PHOTOS: Tennis legend Agassi makes Mumbai stop over!
Former World No 1 and tennis legend Andre Agassi was named ambassador for the True North Brand at an event in Mumbai on Wednesday.
Devvarman backs Nagal in scathing letter to AITA
Defending Nagal, who has been dropped from the team for the upcoming New Zealand tie due to serious breach of discipline, and criticising AITA for publicly humiliating the player, Devvarman wrote in an open letter in the Indian Express that AITA could have dealt with the player privately.
True love keeps Venus coming back for more
Seven-time grand slam champion Venus Williams advanced to the third round at Melbourne Park on Wednesday with a 6-3, 6-2 win over Stefanie Voegele but conceded she was still troubled by an elbow injury that forced her to pull out of the women's doubles.
Indians at the Aus Open: Sania and Bopanna march forth in doubles
Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna made winning starts to their respective campaigns at the Australian Open with contrasting opening-round victories with their doubles partners, in Melbourne on Wednesday.
Aus Open PIX: Kyrgios, Cilic out; Federer Kerber stagger to Round 3
Images from all the action on Day 3 at the Australian Open in Melbourne on Wednesday
January 17, 2017Why youngster Nagal was dropped from India's Davis Cup
Sumit Nagal had impressed on his Davis Cup debut against Spain not so long ago but the youngster has been dropped from the team for the upcoming New Zealand tie due to serious breach of discipline, the All India Tennis Asssociation sources claimed on Tuesday.
PHOTOS: Djokovic fends off Nadal-slayer Verdasco
Novak Djokovic launched his bid for a record seventh Australian Open title on Tuesday with an impressive 6-1, 7-6(4), 6-2 win over hard-hitting Spaniard Fernando Verdasco.
Wozniacki leaves behind White House memories to halt slide
Since reaching the Australian Open semi-finals in 2011, Wozniacki had fallen one round earlier in each subsequent visit to Melbourne Park - which meant her journey to this season's opening Grand Slam was full of trepidation.
I can win Australian Open whatever Federer says: Kyrgios
Roger Federer may have his doubts about Australia's Nick Kyrgios, but the firebrand talent believes he is ready to become his nation's first home Grand Slam winner in 40 years.
Aus Open PHOTOS: Nadal, Serena and Raonic enjoy easy wins
Rafael Nadal easily avoided the embarrassment of a back-to-back first round exits at the Australian Open on Tuesday, ramping up his serve and rattling off 39 winners to beat Florian Mayer 6-3, 6-4, 6-1 on Rod Laver Arena.
January 16, 2017The great escapes on Day 1 of Australian Open
Defending champion Angelique Kerber battled her nerves and blew a match point in the second set before finally overcoming Lesia Tsurenko 6-2, 5-7, 6-2 to reach the second round.
PHOTOS: Federer makes winning return at Australian Open
Roger Federer made a winning return to competitive tennis after six months out of the game on Monday, thrilling a packed Rod Laver Arena as he beat qualifier Juergen Melzer 7-5, 3-6, 6-2, 6-2 to reach the Australian Open second round.
Australian Open: Knight in rusty armour Murray battles through
Andy Murray took to Melbourne Park's centre court as top seed at a grand slam for the first time in his career on Monday but the recently knighted Briton's victory over Illya Marchenko was far from a regal display.
'Switch hit': Big Bash cricket to Aus Open, Barty back with Beck win
The 20-year-old, free of a shoulder injury that forced her out of qualifying for last week's Hobart tournament, won her first match at the Australian Open at her fourth attempt with a 6-4, 7-5 victory over Germany's Annika Beck.
Almagro denies money motivation after playing just 23 minutes!
'I was top 10, I have more than $10 million. I'm not going to play for $50,000. It is not the reason'
Aus Open PHOTOS: Halep ousted; Wawrinka and Nishikori survive
Images from Day 1 of the Australian Open, in Melbourne, on Monday.
January 15, 2017Aus Open: Federer, Kerber in the spotlight on day one
Andy Murray embarks on his first Grand Slam campaign as world number one with much stronger title credentials, even if he has lost five finals at Melbourne Park.
January 14, 2017Government ask AITA to conduct election as per Sports Code
To ensure that the National Sports Federations (NSFs) elect office bearers as per the Sports Code only, the government has hardened its stance and latest to fall in line is All India Tennis Association, which has agreed to elect its new President next month.
Tennis round-up: Tearful Muller wins in Sydney for first tour title
The 33-year-old left-hander from Luxembourg had lost all five of his previous tour finals but prevailed at the sixth attempt in the Australian Open warm-up event at the Olympic Tennis Centre.
Serena defers engagement joy as 7th Aus Open in sight
The World No 2 announced her commitment to the social media entrepreneur shortly before the New Year and while it was "great", she was pushing it to the back of her mind, at least until after Melbourne Park.
No Sir, confident Murray comfortable with being called 'Andy'
Losing five Melbourne Park finals would leave many believing they were destined to never win the Australian Open title but world number one Andy Murray remains confident that this could be the year he lays his demons to rest.
Yuki falls to make cut for Australian Open
There will be no Indian presence in the singles main draw at the Australia Open this year with Yuki Bhambri stumbling at the final hurdle, losing his third and final qualifying round match to Ernesto Escobedo, in Melbourne on Saturday.
January 13, 2017Sania-Strycova fail to cross final hurdle at Sydney International
Sania Mirza and her doubles partner Czech Republic's Barbora Strycova went down to Timea Babos of Hungary and Russia's Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in straight sets in the final of the Apia International tennis tournament in Sydney on Friday.
Tennis round-up: Konta wins Sydney title; Goffin retains Kooyong crown
Britain's Johanna Konta overpowered Agnieszka Radwanska 6-4, 6-2 in a one-sided victory in the final of the Sydney International on Friday to claim her second career WTA title.
Djokovic faces huge test as he opens Australian Open defence
Top seed Andy Murray could meet Roger Federer or Kei Nishikori in the third round, while Serena faces tricky Belinda Bencic in opening round
Djokovic. Novak Djokovic. Licensed to thrill
'007, Why not? Maybe this is the year. Seven in 17. I'm not a numerologist but it sounds good'
Who will wear the champions' crown at the Australian Open?
As the players warm up before the tournament, meet the players who could well be contenders for the 2017 Australian Open titles.
January 12, 2017Murray, Kerber top seeds at Australian Open, Federer is 17th
World No 1s Andy Murray and Angelique Kerber have been named top seeds for the first major of the season, Australian Open, which will commences on January 16.
Vijay Amritraj slams AITA decision to sack brother Anand as Davis Cup captain
Surprised by the sacking of his elder brother as India's Davis Cup skipper, the legendary Vijay Amritraj says Anand Amritraj is the country's best captain in the last three decades and it is quite against the trend to remove a winning leader.
PHOTOS: Djokovic tries his hand at cricket
The 29-year-old Serbian tried his hand at different sports including cricket, football, wheelchair tennis and basketball during 'A Night with Novak' at the Margaret Court Arena on Wednesday night.
January 11, 2017Paes-Sa oust top seeds; Sania-Strycova in quarters
Leander Paes and his new partner Andre Sa shocked the top-seeded pair of Treat Huey and Max Mirnyi in the ASB Classic in Auckland, to commence their partnership on a successful note on Wednesday.
Mixed day for India at Australian Open qualifiers
The 534th ranked Yuki, who missed out on half the season in 2016 due to a tennis elbow injury, conjured up a 6-1, 6-4 win against his 116th-ranked American opponent.
January 10, 2017PIX: Russian teen ousts World No 1 Kerber; Sharapova to return
Angelique Kerber's build-up for next week's Australian Open suffered a setback with the German world number one going down in straight sets to Russian teenager Daria Kasatkina in the second round of the Sydney International.
January 08, 2017Kuznetsova opens Sydney defence with win, seeds withdraw
Svetlana Kuznetsova opened the defence of her Sydney International title with a comfortable 6-1, 6-4 victory over Irina-Camelia Begu on Sunday as the Australian Open warm-up event suffered a pair of big-name withdrawals.
Agut subdues Medvedev to lift Chennai Open title
The World number 14 subdued the young Russian 6-3, 6-4 to capture his fifth ATP singles title.
How to produce an Indian tennis champ
Tamil Nadu Tennis Association Vice President Karti Chidambaram says the top 5-6 players such as Yuki Bhambri, Ramkumar Ramanathan, Sumit Nagal, Dhakshineshwar Suresh and Nitin Sinha should be supported to travel with a common coach and trainer, play 26 tournaments, out of which at least 18 are abroad, train for 20 weeks and have six weeks of rest in a year.
Dimitrov stuns Nishikori to end trophy drought with Brisbane title
The 6-2, 2-6, 6-3 win at the Pat Rafter arena was the 25-year-old's first in four attempts against world number five Nishikori and will boost his confidence ahead of the Australian Open, which starts on January 16 in Melbourne.
PHOTOS: Djokovic downs Murray to win Qatar crown
Novak Djokovic made an immense statement in his bid to rule men's tennis again when he defeated Andy Murray, the man who deposed him as world number one, 6-3, 5-7, 6-4 in an epic Qatar Open final in Doha on Saturday.
January 07, 2017Australian Boys champion Anderson charged with match fixing
Australian teenager Oliver Anderson, one of the brightest young talents in tennis, has been charged by police with involvement in match fixing following an investigation, local media reported on Thursday.
Pliskova breaks into top five after claiming Brisbane title
Czech Karolina Pliskova crushed Frenchwoman Alize Cornet 6-0, 6-3 with a barrage of winners to win the Brisbane International title on Saturday and signal her intent for this month's Australian Open.
Siniakova captures maiden title with Shenzhen win
The Czech world number 52 had beaten top-10 players Simona Halep and Johanna Konta on her way to the final
Dimitrov vs Nishikori in Brisbane; Murray-Djokovic face off in Doha
Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov upset top seed and defending champion Milos Raonic of Canada at the Brisbane International on Saturday to set up a title clash against Japan's Kei Nishikori.
January 06, 2017Nadal bows out, Nishikori eases into Brisbane semi
Fourteen-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal crashed out of the Brisbane International after going down at the hands of top-seed Milos Raonic of Canada in their quarter-final clash here on Friday.
Croatian Cilic ready to challenge Big Four for Slams this season
'Goran had quite a big influence on me to change my mentality and focus on my game. He changed my serve, I started to get aggressive and that is what I needed in my career'
January 05, 2017Yuki ousted as India's challenge ends in singles at Chennai Open
An erratic Yuki Bhambri paid for his unforced errors as he was knocked out of the Chennai Open with a straight sets defeat against world number 47 Benoit Paire.
Paes rules out retirement, says his comments were misread
The iconic Leander Paes has ruled out immediate retirement from the competitive tennis, saying his comments were misconstrued and he actually aims to capture another Chennai Open trophy next year and motivate his new partner to win his maiden Grand Slam title.
Paes starts 2017 season with defeat in company of new partner
Veteran Indian tennis star Leander Paes began the 2017 season and his partnership with Andre Sa on a disappointing note as they crashed out of the Chennai Open with a straight sets defeat against rising stars Divij Sharan and Purav Raja in Chennai.
January 04, 2017Wawrinka and Nishikori reach Brisbane quarter-finals
World number four Stan Wawrinka began the new season with a straight-sets victory over Viktor Troicki in his Brisbane International debut on Wednesday.
Federer stunned by teenager at Hopman Cup
Roger Federer's return from a six-month injury layoff suffered a setback when German teenager Alexander Zverev shocked the Swiss great 7-6(1) 6-7(4) 7-6(4) in an entertaining Hopman Cup tie on Wednesday.
Erratic Serena loses to 72nd ranked Brengle in Auckland
Serena Williams crashed out of the Auckland Classic after fellow American Madison Brengle pulled off a 6-4, 6-7(3), 6-4 upset in a see-saw second round contest.
January 03, 2017Nadal beats Dolgopolov on return to action in Brisbane
Rafael Nadal beat Alexandr Dolgopolov 6-3 6-3 in the Brisbane International first round on Tuesday to make a successful return to action following two-and-a-half months out due to injury.
Why Bopanna was axed for Davis Cup tie vs New Zealand
Rohan Bopanna was axed from the Davis Cup side since he pulled out of the Spain tie feigning injury, the All Indian Tennis Association sources claimed on Tuesday.
Serena shakes out rust to advance in Auckland
World No 2 Serena Williams shook out any cobwebs from four months away from tennis with a 6-3, 6-4 victory over France's Pauline Parmentier in the first round of the Auckland Classic on Tuesday.
Djokovic recovers from slow start to begin year with win in Doha
Defending champion Novak Djokovic made a sticky return to action before recovering from losing the opening four games to beat Germany's Jan-Lennard Struff at the Qatar Open on Monday.
January 02, 2017Chennai Open: Chung upsets sixth seed Coric in opener
Korean qualifier Hyeon Chung produced the first upset of the ATP Chennai Open by ousting last year's finalist Borna Coric with a straight-set win in the opening round of the $505730 hard court event in Chennai on Monday.
Somdev lashes out: 'Unreliable' AITA not creating a culture and system
'If I keep criticising AITA, I won't get a call from them. I am still weighing my options. I have done a lot of good things, the work ethics, I have a lot to offer'
Brisbane: Ferrer, Muguruza break Australian hearts
David Ferrer sent local favourite Bernard Tomic packing with an easy 6-3, 7-5 win in the opening round of the Brisbane International on Monday.
On return to the tennis court, fit Federer keen to win another Slam
Federer walked out to a standing ovation from more than 13,500 fans at the Perth Arena at the Hopman Cup and breezed to an easy win over Evans, putting Switzerland 1-0 ahead in their match against Britain in the mixed team event.
January 01, 2017Chennai Open: Yuki Bhambri qualifies for singles draw
Yuki Bhambri, making a comeback from an elbow injury, on Sunday qualified for the singles main draw of the Chennai Open.
Leander Paes drops retirement hints
Legendary Leander Paes, on Sunday, dropped elaborate hints that he has reached the business end of his glittering career.
3 reasons why Somdev quit professional tennis
Passion in my game was dying, so hung racquet, says Somdev Devvarman.
Somdev retires from professional tennis
Ravaged by injuries, India's star singles player Somdev Devvarman announced his retirement from professional tennis, bringing an abrupt end to what was once a promising career.
December 31, 2016Chennai Open: Yuki wins opening round of qualifiers
Yuki Bhambri breezed past Italy's Marco Cecchinato in the opening round of the qualifiers in the Chennai Open on Saturday.
Murray ends landmark year with win over Raonic
World No 1 Andy Murray ended 2016 with a 6-3, 7-6(6) win over big-serving Canadian Milos Raonic to take third place at the year-ending exhibition tournament Mubadala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi on Saturday.
Murray loses season opener to Goffin in Abu Dhabi
World No 1 Andy Murray started his new season with a surprise 7-6(4), 6-4 loss to David Goffin in the semi-finals of the Mubadala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi on Friday.
December 30, 2016Confident Myneni gears up for Chennai Open
Looking back at the year 2016, Indian Davis Cupper Saketh Myneni says he is very happy with the progress he has made in the last eight to nine months.
Serena quickly back on court after engagement
Newly-engaged Serena Williams touched down in Auckland on Friday and quickly made her way to the court to hit some balls ahead of the start of her 2017 season.
Returning Nadal, Federer build mindset for long term
With fire in their bellies, former Grand Slam champs Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer are targetting a fresh return to the tennis courts in 2017.
She said yes! - Serena Williams engaged to Reddit co-founder Ohanian
Tennis legend Serena Williams and Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian are engaged.
December 29, 2016Why Ivanovic took the 'difficult decision' to quit tennis
Former French Open champion Ana Ivanovic announced her retirement from tennis at the age of 29 on Wednesday because she no longer feels fit enough to compete at the highest level.
December 26, 2016Sania, Paes enjoy success but egos dash India's Olympic dream in 2016
India's Olympic aspirations failed to blossom in the face of personal egos of star tennis players even as the legend of Sania Mirza continued to grow and an ageless Leander Paes basked in personal glory in 2016.
December 24, 2016Del Potro to miss Australian Open over injury concerns
The former US Open champion said he needs more recovery time after leading Argentina to the Davis Cup title for the first time in November.
December 23, 2016Why Federer believes injury layoff 'could be very beneficial'
Roger Federer believes his six-month absence due to a knee injury could help prolong his playing career, with the 17-times Grand Slam winner saying he has enjoyed the break.
December 22, 2016Bitter-sweet decision, Bhupathi may have tough time: Amritraj
India's outgoing Davis Cup captain Anand Amritraj termed as bitter-sweet, the All India Tennis Association's (AITA) decision to hand him a farewell tie in February and predicted some tough time for the next man in charge, Mahesh Bhupathi.
Mahesh Bhupathi to replace Anand Amritraj as Davis Cup captain
Indian tennis legend Mahesh Bhupathi was named the new non-playing captain of the Davis Cup team and will take charge after the Asia/Oceania zone group I home tie against New Zealand in Pune from February 3 to 5.
Flashback: How dominant Murray, Kerber owned the year
Audacious coups by Andy Murray and Angelique Kerber have transformed the tennis landscape and they will begin 2017 eyeing the kind of domination that few would have thought possible at the start of a seismic year.
December 21, 2016Kvitova faces around 6 months away from competition
Two-times Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova will not be able to play competitive tennis for around six months, a Czech news website said, citing the surgeon who operated on Kvitova's playing hand after it was injured in a knife-attack.
I'm underrated because I'm a woman, says Serena Williams
Former world number one Serena Williams believes the only reason she is not in the conversation for being 'greatest tennis player of all time' is simply because she is a woman.
Will Del Potro be fit in time for Australian Open?
Juan Martin del Potro is unlikely to be fit enough to play in next month's Australian Open, the Argentine told a news conference on Tuesday.
Kvitova undergoes hand surgery following knife attack
Doctors operated on all five fingers of her left hand and she will not be able to exert pressure on the injured hand for three months to let repairs to tendons heal, Karel Tejkal, spokesman for the Czech Fed Cup team, said.
What are Sania Mirza's plans for 2017?
Tennis star Sania Mirza says she enjoyed incredible results in 2016 and it would be amazing if she could complete a Career Slam next year.
December 20, 2016Two-time Wimbledon champ Kvitova attacked, 'badly injures' playing hand
Two-time Wimbledon champion and world number 11 Petra Kvitova was attacked in her home on Tuesday and is receiving medical attention.
Ferrer backs Nadal to return to winning ways
David Ferrer has backed fellow Spaniard Rafael Nadal to bounce back to winnings ways, saying the latter will surely be a major contender in all the grand slams next year provided he remains injury-free.
December 19, 2016Murray bags BBC award for record third time
World No. 1 Andy Murray capped off his glorious year by winning the coveted BBC Sports Personality of the Year award for a record third time.
December 17, 2016Moya joins Nadal's coaching team
Fourteen-times grand slam champion Rafael Nadal has turned to fellow Mallorcan Carlos Moya in an attempt to revitalise his career, the 30-year-old Spaniard said on Saturday.
December 14, 2016Novak Djokovic's next coach: Nenad Zimonjic?
A report has surfaced from a Serbian publication which reveals that World No. 2 Novak Djokovic could sign up his Davis Cup teammate Nenad Zimonjic as a new coach.
December 13, 2016Murray, Kerber named ITF players of the year
Briton Andy Murray and Germany's Angelique Kerber were named ITF World Champions on Tuesday, capping stellar years for the men's and women's world number ones.
December 12, 2016Kyrgios thinks ban will help him push for top 10 in 2017
It was a fun year. I did a lot of fun things. I got Australia back in the world group of the Davis Cup, won a couple of titles, so it's been a good year so hopefully I can back it up in 2017
December 10, 2016Indian Aces lose 20-24 to UAE Royals before IPTL final
Indian Aces, already assured of a place in the title clash, suffered a 20-24 defeat against UAE Royals in the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL), in Hyderabad on Sunday.
December 09, 2016Australia beefs up integrity unit ahead of 2017 Oz Open
Australia's tennis association has added two full-time investigators to its integrity unit and promised greater prize money at lower-tier events in a bid to thwart betting-related corruption.
December 07, 2016Another defeat for Indian Aces in IPTL
Indian Aces suffered a 20-27 defeat at the hands of a determined Japan Warriors in the crucial Singapore leg but continue to sit on top of the points table of the IPTL, in Singapore on Wednesday.
Djokovic has not worked hard enough, says Becker
Novak Djokovic lost his momentum in the second half of last season and was toppled as the world number one by Andy Murray because his work-rate dropped, the Serbian's former coach Boris Becker said on Wednesday.
Djokovic splits with coach Becker after three years
World number two Novak Djokovic has confirmed that he and his coach Boris Becker have mutually agreed to end their three-year-long partnership.
December 04, 2016IPTL: Indian Aces suffer first defeat of season
Indian Aces lost all but one match as they suffered their first defeat of the 2016 IPTL season, losing 20-30 to Singapore Slammers, in Tokyo.
December 03, 2016IPTL: Narrow win for Indian Aces over defending champs Singapore
Kirsten Flipkens led India Aces to a tight one-point win over defending champions Singapore Slammers with her decisive victory over Kiki Bertens in the do-or-die women's singles clash in IPTL, in Tokyo on Saturday.
December 02, 2016IPTL: Indian Aces trump Japan Warriors 30-17 in opener
The Indian Aces began their 2016 IPTL campaign with an easy 30-17 win over hosts Japan Warriors at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan, on Friday.
December 01, 2016Murray's wife deserves credit for his recent success: Djokovic
World No. 2 Novak Djokovic believes Andy Murray's wife Kim Sears deserves much credit for the British tennis star's recent success on the tennis court.
Raonic parts ways with coach Moya after excellent year
Canada's world number three Milos Raonic has parted ways with coach Carlos Moya after the Spaniard guided the big-serving right-hander through his best season on the circuit.
November 28, 2016Ice-cool Del Potro paves the way for Argentina's Davis Cup win
Juan Del Potro's tennis career looked over after a second wrist injury sidelined him for the best part of two years in 2014 but the Argentine enjoyed one of his greatest moments when he led his nation to their maiden Davis Cup title.
November 27, 2016Saketh gets wild card for Chennai Open
India's No. 1 ranked player Saketh Myneni and Norway's tennis sensation Casper Ruud have been offered the last two wild cards for the 22nd edition of the Aircel Chennai Open.
November 25, 2016Davis Cup: Resilient Cilic fires Croatia ahead in final
Marin Cilic overcame Federico Delbonis 6-3, 7-5, 3-6, 1-6, 6-2 after a titanic tussle in the opening singles rubber to give hosts Croatia a 1-0 lead over Argentina in the Davis Cup final on Friday.
No Federer, Nadal in Bhupathi's IPTL this season
Only one of world tennis' Big Four -- Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal -- will feature in the upcoming season of the Indian Premier Tennis League, which has shifted base to Hyderabad.
November 23, 2016World No. 1 Murray feels 'too young' for knighthood
With reports suggesting that Andy Murray, who finished the ATP year as world No 1 player, might be in line for a knighthood, the Briton has insisted that he is "too young" for the country's "highest honour."
November 22, 2016Nishikori targets top 3 ranking for next year
Kei Nishikori has set his sights on making a grand slam breakthrough in 2017 after the Japanese world number five concluded a successful season in which he claimed one ATP Tour title, an Olympic medal and recorded a career-high 58 wins.
Murray to take aura of invincibility into new year
Andy Murray is undefeated since September, has won 24 matches in succession and his win-loss record since losing to Novak Djokovic in the French Open final is 53-3.
November 21, 2016PHOTOS: Stars flock to Murray vs Djokovic shootout
Ace British tennis player Andy Murray ended his 2016 campaign on a perfect note after defeating Novak Djokovic in straights in the summit clash of the ATP World Tour Finals, assuming the mantle of year-end No. 1 in the Emirates ATP Rankings.
Murray says his best years can still be ahead of him
Andy Murray believes the best years of his career could still be ahead after confirming his status as world number one by beating Novak Djokovic to claim the ATP Tour Finals crown on Sunday.
Murray defeats Djokovic to end year as world No1
His season had already provided several unforgettable chapters but Andy Murray saved the best to last as he eclipsed Novak Djokovic 6-3 6-4 to claim his first ATP World Tour Finals title and rubberstamp the year-end top ranking on Sunday.
November 20, 2016World No. 6 Cilic confirms return to 'lucky' Chennai Open
World number six Marin Cilic will be the biggest international star in the singles field at the upcoming Chennai Open, the only ATP 250 tournament in India.
Fitting climax to the season as Murray takes on Djokovic in title clash
It is the first time the final match of the season will decide who is ranked number one.
November 19, 2016Paes reminisces about Bhupathi, says 'we respect each other'
They were a top pair on court and off it their differences had reached epic proportions but after so many years, Leander Paes finds it irrelevant to dissect what went wrong between him and his friend-turned-foe Mahesh Bhupathi.
November 18, 2016World Tour Finals: Murray eases past Wawrinka to reach semi-finals
Andy Murray crushed Stan Wawrinka 6-4, 6-2 to win his group at the ATP World Tour Finals on Friday and stay on course for a season-ending climax with Novak Djokovic.
Murray-Soares clinch year-end top doubles ranking
Britain's Jamie Murray and Brazil's Bruno Soares will end the year as the top-ranked doubles duo after French pair Nicolas Mahut and Pierre-Hugues Herbert lost at the ATP World Tour Finals on Friday.
Djokovic thrashes Goffin, picks row with umpire
Defending champion Novak Djokovic trounced stand-in David Goffin 6-1 6-2 for a clean sweep of his group at the ATP World Tour Finals on Thursday but spiced up a leisurely afternoon workout by picking a row with the umpire.
November 17, 2016Murray endures Nishikori's onslaught; to face Wawrinka next
Andy Murray has already scaled the tennis summit but Japan's Kei Nishikori did his best to loosen his footing before falling in a three-hour thriller at the ATP World Tour Finals on Wednesday.
November 16, 2016With 2022 Olympics in focus, Venus Williams has no plans to quit
Seven-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams has affirmed that she has no plans to bring down the curtains on her illustrious career and is targeting a place in the American team for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
PHOTOS: Djokovic digs deep to repel Raonic onslaught
Novak Djokovic rediscovered his warrior spirit to tame Canada's Milos Raonic 7-6(6), 7-6(5) in a rivetting duel and guarantee progress from his group at the ATP World Tour Finals in London on Tuesday.
November 15, 2016ATP Tour Finals: Thiem to replace 8th ranked Nadal after first win
Dominic Thiem stayed very much in the mix at the ATP World Tour Finals with a 6-3, 1-6, 6-4 victory over mercurial Frenchman Gael Monfils at the O2 Arena on Tuesday.
PHOTOS: Murray masters Cilic, Nishikori thrashes Wawrinka
Four more performances like that at the O2 Arena this week should guarantee Andy Murray will end 2016 leading the pack.
November 14, 2016ATP Tour Finals: Nishikori thrashes wayward Wawrinka
Japan's Kei Nishikori dispatched error-strewn Swiss Stan Wawrinka 6-2, 6-3 in a disappointingly one-sided clash at the ATP World Tour Finals on Monday.
Mauresmo to quit as head of French Fed Cup team
Former world number one Amelie Mauresmo is stepping down as France's Fed Cup captain as she is expecting her second child, she said on Monday.
Czech Republic down France to retain Fed Cup title
The Czech Republic further established themselves as the dominant force in women's team tennis as they claimed a 3-2 comeback win against hosts France to capture their fifth Fed Cup title in six years on Sunday, and 10th overall.
November 13, 2016Fed Cup: Strycova beats Cornet to take tie into decider
Barbora Strycova beat Alize Cornet 6-2, 7-6(4) to put defending champions Czech Republic level at 2-2 against hosts France and send the Fed Cup final into a doubles decider on Sunday.
ATP World Tour Finals: Djokovic beats Thiem after scare
Deposed World No 1 Novak Djokovic suffered an early scare against Austrian debutant Dominic Thiem at the ATP World Tour Finals before launching his bid for a fifth successive title with a 6-7(10), 6-0, 6-2 victory.
November 11, 2016France seeking major upset in Fed final v Czechs
Outsiders France face a daunting task when they take on 2014 and 2015 champions Czech Republic at the Fed Cup final in Strasbourg this weekend.
Sharapova to resume as UN goodwill ambassador in April
Five-times Grand Slam champion Sharapova became an ambassador for the UN Development Programme (UNDP) in 2007, but was dropped in March after admitting she had used the banned substance meldonium.
November 08, 2016ATP Tour Finals: Year-end top spot in focus as Murray faces tough draw
With 1,500 points available for an undefeated champion next week, the tournament could produce a thrilling climax with Murray and Djokovic, who have never met at the O2, facing off in the final for the year-end number one ranking.
Nadal to make comeback in December
Fourteen-time Grand Slam champion, Rafael Nadal will return to action at the Mubadala World Tennis Championships exhibition event in Abu Dhabi in December.
November 07, 2016Federer can still be a threat, says Edberg
Roger Federer has fallen outside the world's top 10 for the first time since 2002 but he could still win another grand slam title, according to former great Stefan Edberg.
Paris Masters in pocket, Murray just wants to enjoy No1 status for now
As the new World No 1, Andy Murray could be troubled by the weight of expectations on his shoulders at the ATP World Tour Finals, but the Briton just wants to enjoy his new status.
November 05, 2016'Never thought I'd be World No. 1'
The triple grand slam winner, who will take over from Serb Novak Djokovic at the top when the rankings are updated on Monday, still went out on centre court for a practice session in front of a bemused crowd.
Murray becomes oldest tennis World No. 1 in 42 years!
Briton Andy Murray will take over from Novak Djokovic as World No 1 when the rankings are updated on Monday after his Paris Masters semi-final opponent Milos Raonic withdrew with a leg injury on Saturday.
PHOTOS: Murray set for No. 1 ranking after Djokovic crashes out
Novak Djokovic was dumped out of the Paris Masters in straight sets by Marin Cilic on Friday, opening the door for Andy Murray to end the Serb's two-year stranglehold on the world number one ranking.
November 04, 2016PHOTOS: Djokovic, Murray win as battle for No. 1 spot hots up
Novak Djokovic recovered from a slow start as he continued the bid to retain his world number one ranking with a 4-6, 6-2, 6-3 win over 14th-seeded Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov in the Paris Masters third round.
November 03, 2016Paris Masters: Djokovic cruises, Murray struggles, Wawrinka out
Novak Djokovic began his bid to hold on to his number one ranking with an easy win over Gilles Muller in the Paris Masters second round while Andy Murray struggled through and Stan Wawrinka faltered on Wednesday.
October 31, 2016Djokovic not losing sleep over battle for No 1 ranking with Murray
Novak Djokovic has admitted that Andy Murray's attempt to surge to the top of the rankings has rejuvenated an otherwise mediocre season for the World No. 1.
Cilic wins Basel title, edges nearer ATP Finals spot
Rafael Nadal's decision to end his season early means Cilic is actually holding the last berth for the eight-man showdown at London's O2 Arena.
October 30, 2016Andy Murray claims Vienna title to stay on course for No.1 ranking
Andy Murray's charge towards the world number one ranking continued as he beat Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-3 7-6(6) to claim the Vienna Open title on Sunday.
Sania retains World No. 1 status for second successive year
India's tennis star Sania Mirza retained her numero uno status in women's doubles for the second consecutive year, despite failing to defend the WTA Finals Singapore title with partner Martina Hingis.
Cibulkova storms to first WTA Finals title triumph
Dominika Cibulkova completed a remarkable debut at the WTA Finals when the Slovakian world number eight stormed to victory with an unlikely 6-3 6-4 triumph over top seed and world number one Angelique Kerber in the title showdown on Sunday.
October 29, 2016Ruthless Kerber sets up final with Cibulkova
Angelique Kerber continued her relentless march towards a maiden WTA Finals crown with a comprehensive 6-2, 6-1 victory over defending champion Agnieszka Radwanska on Saturday to set up a title showdown against Dominika Cibulkova.
October 28, 2016Govt to support Pune in hosting loss-making Davis Cup
Paes' inclusion under cloud as Indian team readies for a shake-up
Radwanska, Kuznetsova in WTA Tour Finals semis
Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska stayed patient in the face of a barrage of big serving to advance to the last four of the WTA Finals for the third time in a row with a 7-5, 6-3 victory over Karolina Pliskova on Friday.
Sania-Hingis advance into last four of WTA Finals
Indian ace Sania Mirza and Switzerland's Martina Hingis entered the semi-finals of the WTA Finals after beating Taiwanese combination of Hao-Ching Chan and Yung Jan Chan 7-6 (12-10) 7-5 in Singapore on Friday.
I am not training the way I used to train 20 years ago: Paes
Practising his strokes for over seven million times has given him an unforgettable muscle memory and an uncompromising diet has kept his enviable fitness intact in an astonishing 25-year long career but Leander Paes is not training the way he used to train 20 years ago.
October 27, 2016WTA Tour Finals: Perfect Kerber helps Cibulkova advance
Dominika Cibulkova kept her hopes of reaching the last four of the WTA Finals alive with a gritty 6-3, 7-6(5) Red Group victory over Simona Halep at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on Thursday.
'Hungry' Paes won't stop yet... eyes new partner, more Slams in 2017
Having ticked off all the boxes during an eventful 2016, a 'hungry' Leander Paes is in search of a new partner with an aim to take his coveted Grand Slam titles tally to 20.
October 26, 2016What's wrong with Djokovic?
'Just six months ago, you would've been labelled mad for even suggesting the possibility of Djokovic relinquishing the top spot in men's tennis.'
October 25, 2016WTA Tour Finals: Superb Kerber overwhelms Halep
Angelique Kerber produced a polished display to claim her second straight win at the WTA Finals with a 6-4, 6-2 victory over Simona Halep on Tuesday, the world number one virtually booking a spot in the semi-finals of the elite eight-woman event.
October 24, 2016When a hair-cut between games saved the match for Kuznetsova
Svetlana Kuznetsova had been steamrolled in the second set and was a break down in the decider of her WTA Finals opener against defending champion Agnieszka Radwanska on Monday. So what did the Russian do to turn the match around?
WTA Finals: Tireless Kuznetsova edges Radwanska in Singapore thriller
Svetlana Kuznetsova dug deep into her reserves to overcome Agnieszka Radwanska 7-5, 1-6, 7-5 in their WTA Finals round robin opener on Monday, the late-arriving Russian upsetting the defending champion in a thrilling encounter.
October 23, 2016Sania rates them as India's next generation of tennis stars...
Tennis ace Sania Mirza has revealed the names of players she thinks will rule the tennis circuit in a few years time.
WTA Finals: Kerber outlasts Cibulkova, Halep unlocks Keys
Angelique Kerber was forced to dig deep in her WTA Finals opener before the German world number one battled past Dominika Cibulkova 7-6(5), 2-6, 6-3 in a high-class baseline slugfest at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on Sunday.
October 22, 2016Kuznetsova claims last WTA Finals berth
Russia's Svetlana Kuznetsova raced to a 6-2, 6-1 victory over Australian Daria Gavrilova to defend her Kremlin Cup title in Moscow on Saturday and secure a place at the season-ending WTA Finals.
WTA Finals: Kerber seeks reversal of fortunes, Radwanska hoping for luck
Angelique Kerber showed more passion in the media centre than on the court when she crashed out of last year's WTA Finals, the German angered by the format and frustrated by her inability to win the set off an eliminated opponent she needed to advance.
October 21, 2016WTA Finals: Kuznetsova chasing Konta for last place
Britain's Johanna Konta faces an anxious 24-hour wait before discovering whether she will make her debut at the WTA Finals in Singapore.
October 20, 2016Nadal ends 2016 season to recover from left wrist injury
Former world number one Rafael Nadal ended his season on Thursday as he has yet to fully recover from a wrist injury that has hampered him since the French Open in May.
80 weeks and counting... it's the kind of stuff dreams are made of: Sania
After achieving the rare feat of being the World No. 1 in women's doubles for 80 consecutive weeks, Indian tennis star Sania Mirza has said it was very satisfying to be bracketed with the legends of the game.
Federer launches Nadal Academy in Majorca
Roger Federer, being the gentleman he is, accepted Rafael Nadal's invite to launch the 9-time French Open champion's tennis academy in Spain.
Confident Kerber enjoying the challenges of a World No 1
Angelique Kerber is the world number one in women's tennis yet it remains a title she has yet to grow accustomed to after her meteoric rise to the summit.
Connors a Kyrgios choice as coach for hothead talent
American tennis great Jimmy Connors has put his hand up for one of the toughest coaching assignments in the world by offering to mentor Australia's wayward talent Nick Kyrgios.
Kyrgios pulls out of Rotterdam Open to play basketball
Australian Nick Kyrgios has pulled out of the Rotterdam Open in February to play in basketball's NBA All-Star Celebrity Game, tournament director Richard Krajicek was quoted as saying on Wednesday.
October 19, 2016Mexican tennis player banned for six months for match-fixing
Mexican tennis player Daniel Garza has been suspended for six months and fined $5,000 after being found guilty of match-fixing, the Tennis Integrity Unit said on Tuesday.
October 18, 2016Pat Cash blames Tennis Australia for Kyrgios's mental meltdown
Australia's tempestuous talent Nick Kyrgios has the potential to be a future grand slam champion but could just as easily be lost to the sport if he fails to get the support he needs, according to former Wimbledon champion Pat Cash.
October 17, 2016Kyrgios banned for Shanghai outburst
Nick Kyrgios has been banned for eight tournament weeks for his conduct during his defeat at the Shanghai Masters, the governing body for men's tennis (ATP) said on Monday.
Serena withdraws from WTA Tour Finals
World No 2 Serena Williams has withdrawn from the season-ending WTA Championships in Singapore due to a shoulder injury.
October 16, 2016Peng wins first tour title at Tianjin Open
Chinese veteran Peng Shuai beat American Alison Riske 7-6(3), 6-2 in the final of the Tianjin Open to capture her first Tour title on Sunday.
Wozniacki wins Hong Kong Open title
Former world number one Caroline Wozniacki captured her 25th career Tour title when she beat unseeded Frenchwoman Kristina Mladenovic 6-1, 6-7(4), 6-2 in the Hong Kong Open final on Sunday.
Shanghai Masters: Murray beats Bautista Agut to win title
Andy Murray powered his way to a third Shanghai Masters title by beating Spanish 15th seed Roberto Bautista Agut 7-6(1), 6-1 in Sunday's final to close in on Novak Djokovic at the top of the world rankings.
October 15, 2016Hong Kong Open: Wozniacki ends Jankovic title defence
Fifth seed Caroline Wozniacki ousted defending champion Jelena Jankovic 6-3, 6-4 in the semi-finals of the Hong Kong Open on Saturday.
Agut stuns Djokovic in Shanghai Masters semis
World number one Novak Djokovic suffered a shock 6-4, 6-4 loss to Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut in the Shanghai Masters semi-finals on Saturday.
October 14, 2016Shanghai Masters: Djokovic survives Zverev scare, Murray cruises
World number one Novak Djokovic recovered from a first-set loss to overcome Germany's Mischa Zverev while Britain's Andy Murray swept past Belgium's David Goffin to reach the Shanghai Masters semi-finals on Friday.
Tashkent Challenger: Paes-Begemann fall at final hurdle
Indian tennis ace Leander Paes and Andre Begemann of Germany went down to local hero Denis Istomin and Mikhail Elgin of Russia in the doubles finals at the ninth edition of the $125000 Tashkent ATP Challenger at the Olympic Tennis School in Tashkent on Friday.
Hong Kong Open: Gavrilova stuns Kerber
World number one Angelique Kerber crashed out of the Hong Kong Open in the quarter-finals on Thursday, the German slumping to a shock 6-3, 6-1 defeat to Australia's Daria Gavrilova at Victoria Park.
Tennis has yet to fulfill its full potential, believes Djokovic
World number one Novak Djokovic, who believes that tennis "has yet to fulfill its full potential", has called for the sport to "improve and evolve" after the women's tour signalled a move towards new scoring formats.
October 13, 2016Djokovic, Nadal differ on scoring format change
World No 1 Novak Djokovic called for tennis to "improve and evolve" after the women's tour signalled a move towards new scoring formats.
Wawrinka knocked out of Shanghai Open; Djokovic, Murray enter quarters
US Open champion Stan Wawrinka was knocked out of the Shanghai Open after a third round defeat, while Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray moved into the quarters.
Paes-Begemann in Tashkent Challenger final
Leander Paes earned himself a shot at his third ATP Challenger title of the season by reaching the final of the $125000 Tashkent event with partner Andre Begemann, in Tashkent on Thursday.
Kyrgios fined heavily for Shanghai meltdown
Australia hot-headed tennis star Nick Kyrgios was handed a $16,500 fine on Thursday after he tanked a match and got into an argument with fans at the Shanghai Masters.
Sit down and shut up and watch: Kyrgios tells spectator
Australian Nick Kyrgios caused more on-court controversy in his defeat by unseeded German Mischa Zverev at the Shanghai Masters on Wednesday with a listless performance that could land him in trouble with the ATP.
October 12, 2016Holder Jankovic advances in rain-hit Hong Open
Defending champion Jelena Jankovic ousted fellow Serb Aleksandra Krunic to reach the Hong Kong Open third round on a rain-hit Wednesday with the other singles matches suspended.
Nadal stunned, Murray cruises in Shanghai
Fourth seed Rafa Nadal was stunned by Serb Viktor Troicki in an upset-filled Shanghai Masters second round on Wednesday while Andy Murray breezed past American Steve Johnson and Nick Kyrgios slumped to a listless defeat.
'In-form' Wawrinka has no plans to quit
orld number three Stan Wawrinka, who recently captured his third Grand Slam title at the US Open, has affirmed that he has no plans to retire at the moment.
Paes-Begemann in semi finals of Tashkent ATP Challenger
Third seeds Leander Paes and Andre Begemann secured a close 4-6,6-4,10-8 win over Oleksandr Nedovyesov of Kazakhstan and Denys Molchanov of Ukraine to enter the semifinals of the doubles event at the ninth edition of the Tashkent ATP Challenger at the Olympic Tennis School in Tashkent.
Japan's Nishikori qualifies for ATP Tour finals in London
Japan's Kei Nishikori will make a third straight appearance at the ATP Tour finals next month after becoming the fifth player to qualify for the season-ending tournament, organisers said on Wednesday.
October 11, 2016Kerber makes short work of Sakkari in Hong Kong
Germany's Angelique Kerber beat Maria Sakkari of Greece 6-4, 6-4 to reach the Hong Kong Open second round on Tuesday as fourth seed Samantha Stosur suffered a shock loss to unseeded Japanese Nao Hibino.
Sharapova loses on return to exhibition tennis
Maria Sharapova returned to the tennis court for two exhibition matches on Monday, her first appearance since testing positive for the banned substance meldonium at the Australian Open in January.
October 09, 2016Murray battles past Dimitrov to clinch China Open title
Andy Murray outgunned Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov 6-4, 7-6(2) in the final of the China Open on Sunday to claim his 40th career title.
Kyrgios keeps cool to win Japan Open
Nick Kyrgios shelved the on-court histrionics and let his tennis do the talking to win an enthralling battle against rising Belgian David Goffin 4-6, 6-3, 7-5 and clinch the Japan Open on Sunday.
China Open: Radwanska powers past Konta to capture title
Agnieszka Radwanska collected her 20th career WTA title after a dominant 6-4, 6-2 victory over Britain's Johanna Konta in the China Open final on Sunday.
October 08, 2016Konta breaks into top 10 after reaching China final
Britain's Johanna Konta will become the first British woman to reach the top 10 of the WTA rankings for 32 years on Monday after reaching the China Open final on Saturday.
Konta to meet Radwanska in China Open final
Britain's Johanna Konta withstood a fightback by Madison Keys and third seed Agnieszka Radwanska beat Ukraine's Elina Svitolina on Saturday to reach to the China Open final.
Murray to face Dimitrov in China Open final
Top seed Andy Murray cruised past Spain's David Ferrer 6-2, 6-3 on Saturday and Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov received a walkover into the China Open final after Milos Raonic withdrew due to an ankle injury.
Kyrgios to meet Goffin in Japan Open final
Sixth seed Nick Kyrgios battered Gael Monfils 6-4 6-4 and David Goffin outlasted Marin Cilic 7-5, 6-4 on Saturday to advance to the Japan Open final in Tokyo.
October 07, 2016China Open: Dimitrov upsets Nadal to join Murray in semis
Bulgarian's Grigor Dimitrov claimed a first career win over former world number one Rafael Nadal at the eighth time of asking to reach the semi-finals of the China Open on Friday.
Nishikori rules himself out of Shanghai Open
World No 5 Kei Nishikori has withdrawn from this week's Shanghai Rolex Masters due to an injury to his left gluteal muscle.
Monfils, Cilic advance to Japan Open semis
Second seed Gael Monfils edged past Croatia's Ivo Karlovic 7-6(6), 7-6(6) and Marin Cilic ousted Argentine Juan Monaco 7-5, 6-1 to progress to the Japan Open semi-finals in Tokyo on Friday.
October 06, 2016China Open: Nadal eases into quarters
Second seed Rafael Nadal survived a late fightback from Adrian Mannarino as he beat the French qualifier 6-1, 7-6(6) on Thursday to reach the quarter-finals of the China Open during a rain-hit day in Beijing.
ITF hits back at Sharapova criticism
The administrator of the Tennis Anti-Doping Programme denied it had sought a four-year ban for the former world number one and, in a statement, rejected suggestions by the Russian that its independent tribunal was "not neutral"
Match-fixing clouds over Wimbledon tie
For the first time, Wimbledon have been officially linked to suspicious betting patterns.
Svitolina stuns Kerber to reach China Open quarters
Elina Svitolina stayed calm in the face of adversity to secure a surprise 6-3 7-5 win over German world number one Angelique Kerber as the Ukrainian advanced to the China Open quarter-finals in Beijing on Thursday.
October 05, 2016New film explores fiery rivalry of tennis greats Borg, McEnroe
The heated rivalry between Swede Bjorn Borg and American John McEnroe is the centerpiece of a new film on the famous battles between the tennis greats both on and off the court.
Sponsors hail Sharapova's reduced ban
Maria Sharapova's reduced suspension for a doping violation is set to provide a healthy boost to her bank balance with corporate sponsors reaffirming their commitment to the Russian player.
October 04, 2016Murray, Nadal ease into second round of China Open
World No 2 Andy Murray overwhelmed Italy's Andreas Seppi 6-2, 7-5 and second seed Rafael Nadal crushed veteran Italian Paolo Lorenzi 6-1, 6-1 to reach the China Open second round on Tuesday.
Murray was 'stalked by a hotel maid'
The double Olympic gold medallist and three time Grand Slam champion described waking up to find the woman sitting on his bed and stroking his arm.
Sharapova 'counting days' to make return
Russia's former World No 1 Maria Sharapova said she could not wait to return to tennis in April after her drugs ban was reduced to 15 months on Tuesday.
CAS reduces Sharapova's doping ban to 15 months
The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on Tuesday reduced by nine months former world number one tennis player Maria Sharapova's two-year doping ban.
October 03, 2016CAS to rule on Sharapova's ban appeal on Tuesday
The verdict in Maria Sharapova's appeal against a two-year doping ban will be announced by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on Tuesday.
Roland Garros extension work to resume after high court ruling
The re-development of Roland Garros, home to the French Open, was set to resume after France's highest court on Monday cancelled the suspension of the extension works ordered by a lower court earlier this year.
Bopanna, Paes knocked out in opening round of China Open
India's campaign folded at the China Open in the opening round with both Leander Paes and Rohan Bopanna crashing out of the men's doubles events along with their respective partners, in Beijing on Monday.
Murray threatens Djokovic's ranking
Andy Murray begins his late-season assault on Novak Djokovic's world number one ranking at the China Open this week hoping to take a chunk out of the 4,695-point gap separating them.
October 01, 2016Kvitova powers past Cibulkova to capture Wuhan Open title
Petra Kvitova raced to a 6-1, 6-1 victory over Dominika Cibulkova in the Wuhan Open final on Saturday to capture her first title of the year with a ruthless display of power hitting.
Sania-Strycova lose in final of Wuhan Open
Sania Mirza and her Czech partner Barbora Strycova suffered a straight-set loss against Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Lucie Safarova in the summit clash of the WTA Wuhan Open on Saturday.
September 30, 2016So, these days what is Djokovic's priority?
Novak Djokovic no longer sees winning Grand Slam titles or staying top of the men's ATP rankings as a priority in his tennis career, Serbia's world number one said on Friday.
Wuhan Open: Sania-Strycova reach final
Sania Mirza earned herself a shot at another WTA title by reaching the summit clash of the WTA Wuhan Open with Czech partner Barbora Strycova, in Wuhan, on Friday.
September 28, 2016Wuhan Open: Kvitova stuns World No 1 Kerber
Angelique Kerber suffered her first defeat as world number one when Petra Kvitova beat her 6-7(10), 7-5, 6-4 in a marathon third- round match at the Wuhan Open in China on Wednesday.
Djokovic pulls out of China Open
World number one Novak Djokovic has been forced to withdraw from next week's China Open in Beijing because of an elbow injury.
September 27, 2016Sania-Strycova enter third round of Wuhan Open
India's Sania Mirza and her doubles partner Barbora Strycova from Czech Republic notched up a hard-fought win over Gabriela Dabrowski and Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez to advance to the third round of the Wuhan Open tennis tournament in Wuhan on Tuesday.
September 26, 2016World No 1 Sania unmoved in WTA doubles rankings list
India's Sania Mirza continued to stay on top of the WTA women's doubles ranking following her recent victory in the Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo.
September 25, 2016Zverev shocks Wawrinka to win St Petersburg Open
German teenager Alexander Zverev won his first ATP Tour singles title with a 6-2, 3-6, 7-5 upset win over Switzerland's world number three Stan Wawrinka at the St Petersburg Open on Sunday.
Moselle Open: France's Pouille claims first ATP title
Frenchman Lucas Pouille claimed his first ATP title by beating Austrian top seed Dominic Thiem 7-6(5), 6-2 in the Moselle Open final in Metz on Sunday.
St Petersburg Open: Paes-Begemann lose in final
India's Leander Paes and his German partner Andre Begemann conceded a one-set advantage to go down to Dominic Inglot and Henri Kontinen in the men's doubles final of the St Petersburg Open on Sunday.
Pan Pacific Open: Wozniacki wins first title of the season
Former world number one Caroline Wozniacki continued her revival by brushing aside Japanese teenager Naomi Osaka 7-5, 6-3 on Sunday to win the Pan Pacific Open for the second time and secure her first title of the year.
September 24, 2016Wawrinka and Zverev to meet in St. Petersburg Open final
World number three Stan Wawrinka beat Roberto Bautista Agut 7-6(8) 6-2 on Saturday and will play Alexander Zverev in the St. Petersburg Open final.
Paes one win way from ending men's doubles title drought
India's Leander Paes and his German partner Andre Begemann made it to the finals of the St Petersburg Open by recording a straight-set victory over the Russian pair of Mikhail Elgin and Alexander Kudryavtsev in the men's doubles event.
Sania-Strycova pair win Pan Pacific Open title
India's Sania Mirza and her Czech partner Barbora Strycova defeated China's Chen Liang and Zhaoxuan Yang 6-1, 6-1 in the final to win the women's doubles titles at Toray Pan Pacific Open, in Tokyo, on Saturday.
Pan Pacific Open: Wozniacki ends Radwanska reign to reach final
Caroline Wozniacki outlasted Agnieszka Radwanska 4-6, 7-5, 6-4 in a dog fight of a semi-final at the Pan Pacific Open on Saturday to end the Pole's reign at the Ariake Coliseum.
September 23, 2016Paes-Begemann roll into St Petersburg semis
Indian tennis ace Leander Paes and his German partner Andre Begemann have stormed into the semi-finals of the St. Petersburg Open after clinching a straight-sets victory in the men's doubles event on Friday.
Injured Serena pulls out of Wuhan, China Opens, eyes Tour Finals return
Serena Williams has withdrawn from the Wuhan and China Opens due to a persistent shoulder injury and is targeting a return to action in next month's WTA Finals in Singapore, the World No 2 said on Friday.
Sania-Strycova enter Japan final
India's Sania Mirza and her Czech partner Barbora Strycova defeated unseeded pair of Canada's Gabriela Dabrowski and Spain's Maria Jose Martina Sanchez 4-6, 6-3, 10-5 to enter the Toray Pan Pacific Open final, in Tokyo on Friday.
September 22, 2016India to host New Zealand in next Davis Cup tie
India were today drawn to play New Zealand at home in their next Davis Cup tie in the Asia/Oceania Group I competition, which is scheduled for
September 20, 2016Sania-Strycova make winning start in Pan Pacific Open
India's Sania Mirza and her partner Barbora Strycova entered the second round of the women's doubles event at the Toray Pan Pacific Open on Tuesday, after registering a hard-fought three sets win over unseeded local duo of Misaki Doi and Kurumi Nara.
Davis Cup: India get second seeding for 2017 season
The Indian Davis Cup team, whitewashed by formidable Spain in the World Group Play-off tie, were seeded second behind Kazakhstan in the Asia/Oceania Group 1.
Men's tennis seems so middle-aged...
'Not only are four of the top five fathers, but Federer famously injured a knee, weakened by years of twisting and turning on tennis courts, early this year while giving his elder pair of twins a bath.'
September 19, 2016Leander Paes on jealous competitors and personal life issues
His monumental achievements notwithstanding, controversies keep chasing Leander Paes.
Exhausted Murray desperate for a break
Andy Murray is itching for a break after an exhausting few months, the world number two said, after defending champions Britain were knocked out by Argentina 3-2 in the Davis Cup semi-final.
Davis Cup: Argentina dump Britain; Cilic fires Croatia into final
Marin Cilic sent Croatia into the Davis Cup final with a 6-3, 6-2, 7-5 victory against Richard Gasquet on Sunday that gave the hosts a 3-1 win over France.
September 18, 2016Davis Cup: Nagal shows spark but Spain inflict 5-0 whitewash on India
Young Sumit Nagal showed spark in his game on Davis Cup debut before 'breathing problem' scuttled his victory march as India suffered a 5-0 whitewash at the hands of mighty Spain in the World Group Play-off tie, in New Delhi on Sunday.
We didn't put best mixed team in Olympics, says bitter Paes
The bitterness of not getting a shot at the Olympics mixed doubles event continues to rankle Leander Peas and the veteran Indian tennis star has no qualms in stating that the country did not send its best team in the event to Rio.
Spain back where they belong, says Nadal
Two years after Spain's stunning fall from grace in Davis Cup tennis, Rafael Nadal has hailed his nation's return to the World Group after victory in the playoff against India.
Nadal showers praises on veteran Paes
Indian ace Leander Paes is one of the biggest stars in doubles and one of the best players in the history of tennis, said fourteen-time Grand Slam winner Rafael Nadal, who led Spain to the Davis Cup World Group by winning the doubles match in New Delhi on Saturday night.
September 17, 2016Davis Cup: Nadal/Lopez beat Paes/Myneni as Spain lead 3-0
Rafael Nadal came to the party just when it mattered most as he partnered Marc Lopez scripting a decisive win against Leander Paes and Saketh Myneni giving Spain an unassailable 3-0 lead in the Davis Cup Play-off tie against India in New Delhi on Saturday.
Davis Cup PIX: Croatia and France deadlocked after singles
Croatia and France were tied at 1-1 after Friday's singles in their Davis Cup semi-final clash in Zadar after Richard Gasquet and Marin Cilic both won their matches.
Davis Cup: Del Potro sinks Murray in epic tie, Argentina take 2-0 lead
Juan Martin del Potro delivered a huge blow to Britain's hopes of retaining the Davis Cup when he beat Andy Murray 6-4, 5-7, 6-7(5), 6-3, 6-4 in a five-hour thriller as Argentina grabbed a 2-0 lead in their world group semi-final on Friday.
'We have to have more speed and consistency'
Blown away by Spain's David Ferrer in the second singles, Shaketh Myneni said he will have to put the disappointing day behind him and try to get back the momentum for India when he pairs up with Leander Paes for the doubles on Saturday.
September 16, 2016The curious case of Rafael Nadal's withdrawal from Davis Cup tie
Rafael Nadal's decision to opt out of the Davis Cup World Group Play-off opening tie remained shrouded in mystery with Spain captain Conchita Martinez and player Feliciano Lopez coming up with two different versions.
Lopez clarifies: Nadal sat out with wrist injury, not upset stomach
'Rafa is okay, nothing serious. He did not have any stomach upset. He was playing in the US Open with the same wrist issue. It is getting better and better but still it is sometimes painful. We still have two days of competition. So he might play one of these days'
Davis Cup: Spain take 2-0 lead vs India in World Group play-offs
India lost the opening tie of the Davis Cup World Group play-off against Spain after Ramkumar Ramanathan lost to Spain's Feliciano Lopez 4-6, 4-6, 6-3, 6-1 on a hot evening in Delhi on Friday.
WADA leaks: Sania denies asking AITA to look into Venus's medical data
With speculation rife that Rio Olympics silver medallist Venus Williams was allegedly allowed to use prohibited substance under Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUEs) clause, Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza on Friday rubbished reports suggesting that she has demanded the All India Tennis Association (AITA) to raise the matter with the appropriate authorities.
Stomach bug rules Nadal out of Davis Cup opener vs India
Spain's World No 5 Rafael Nadal has been ruled out of opening singles rubber against India in their Davis Cup World Group play-off in New Delhi on Friday.
September 15, 2016WADA data leak: AITA biding time before heeding Sania's request
According to sources, Sania's mother Naseema had rung up AITA Life President and ITF Vice President Anil Khanna on Thursday morning asking him to look into the reports that accuses Venus Williams to taking drugs at the Rio Games.
Andy Murray in 'one more push' as Britain eye final
Andy Murray is ready for "one more big push" this week as he tries to steer defending champions Britain into the Davis Cup final.
Davis Cup: Minnows India eye big fight vs Spanish giants
The Indian Davis Cup team is set for a battle of gigantic proportions as it takes on five-time champions Spain, who have packed the side with world class performers headlined by the legendary Rafael Nadal in their desperation to reclaim a spot in the elite World Group.
PHOTOS: Saketh Myneni proposes to girlfriend at Davis Cup dinner!
Myneni, who will lead India in the Davis Cup tie against Spain, on Friday, proposed to his girlfriend Sri Lakshmi Anumolu at the official Davis Cup dinner on Wednesday night.
September 14, 2016Nadal's intense training session ahead of India tie
It was an intense training session for the visiting Spanish tennis team that turned into fun watching for a few fans gathered at the DLTA complex as Marc Lopez and Rafael Nadal aimed at empty ball boxes with their serves.
'I don't have a Grand Slam because I don't deserve it'
Only three active players -- Novak Djokovic (1080), Nadal (804) and Roger Federer (742) -- have more singles victories than him in world tennis. All this means that David Ferrer has won the most number of matches on the ATP Tour without a Grand Slam title.
September 13, 2016Spain have respect for India, they have a good team: Nadal
The pain of not living up to the favourites tag in the previous ties still rankles the Spanish Davis Cup team as Rafael Nadal said "special things" can happen for lower-ranked Indian players in the World Group play-off tie.
Davis Cup: Doubles team yet to be decided; fitness a concern for India
Indian captain Anand Amritraj hinted that Saketh Myneni partner Leander Paes for the doubles rubber in the World Group Davis Cup play-off tie and he believes the hosts have a "good chance" of earning a point against the formidable Spain.
The Big Four stay the Big Four, says Wawrinka
Stan Wawrinka has refused to be drawn into comparisons with the 'Big Four' of tennis- Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, and Andy Murray-despite winning his third Grand Slam title at US Open.
Nothing left for me to prove, says new world number one Kerber
Newly-crowned world number one Angelique Kerber has nothing left to prove after clinching the U.S. Open for a second grand slam this year and securing a place in the record books, the German said on Tuesday.
Playing Spain in the evening a smart decision: Paes
India's non-playing captain Anand Amritraj may feel otherwise, but Leander Paes defended the decision to conduct this weekend's Davis Cup tie against Spain under floodlights, saying the home players "struggle in hot and humid conditions".
CAS to rule on Sharapova doping ban appeal in early October
The Court of Arbitration for Sport will rule in the first week of October on five-times grand slam champion Maria Sharapova's appeal against a two-year tennis ban, the sports tribunal said on Tuesday.
At 43, after 18 Grand Slams, Paes wants to learn from Nadal
The 43-year-old, whose longevity is a talked about tale in world tennis, said the line-up that Spain has presented for the Davis Cup tie against India is a must watch for every single budding athlete in the country.
September 12, 2016SA top court rejects ex-tennis star's bid to appeal rape conviction
South Africa's top court has dismissed an application by disgraced former grand slam doubles champion Bob Hewitt to challenge his conviction for rape and sexual assault, Independent Online service reported on Monday.
Wenger calls for patience with new Arsenal signing Perez
New recruit Lucas Perez needs time to find his scoring touch at Arsenal, said manager Arsene Wenger as the striker adjusts to life in the Premier League.
India will have tough it as Nadal wants 'World Group spot back'
Spain did not need their best players to beat India but then they are taking the World Group Davis Cup play-off tie very "seriously", bringing a strong 20-member contingent to tackle the lower-ranked home players.
Virtual Reality: Chess organisers tap smartphone generation
Fans tuning in to the 2016 World Chess Championship from home may well have the best seats in the house, with the tournament set to be broadcast live in 360-degree Virtual Reality (VR) -- a first in any sport, organisers say.
Wawrinka was not expecting to become oldest US Open champ
Stan Wawrinka, who captured his maiden US Open title and first grand slam trophy of the year after defeating world number one Novak Djokovic, is unable to contain his excitement.
Career-best ranking for India Davis Cupper Myneni
Following his maiden appearance at the US Open, Saketh Myneni achieved a career-high rank of 137 in singles in the latest list, issued by the ATP.
Lessons from US Open champion Kerber's journey...
Angelique Kerber climaxed a dream season at the US Open on Saturday, performing as the champion she has become through hard work, patience and a love of the game.
Time to expand the 'Big Four' in men's tennis to 'Big Five'?
Following Stanislas Wawrinka's win at the US Open on Sunday, it may finally be time to officially expand the 'Big Four' in men's tennis to the 'Big Five'.
PHOTOS: US Open pauses to remember 9/11
The US Open reached an emotional climax on Sunday as the year's final grand slam paused amid heavy security before the start of the men's singles to remember those who died in the 9/11 attacks 15 years ago.
In decisive moments Wawrinka was a better player, admits Djokovic
Switzerland's Stanislas Wawrinka rose to the occasion once again to beat Novak Djokovic with a scintillating display to win his first US Open and third Grand Slam title.
Time to revise Wawrinka's tattoo?
Wawrinka has a quote from literary giant Samuel Beckett inked on his left forearm which reads: "Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail Better."
US Open: Mattek-Sands and Safarova win doubles
Bethanie Mattek-Sands of the US and Czech Lucie Safarova fought back from the brink of defeat to steal the US Open women's doubles title, 2-6, 7-6(5), 6-4 over the French top seed partnership of Caroline Garcia and Kristina Mladenovic on Sunday.
Wawrinka fights back to beat Djokovic in US Open final
Third seed Stan Wawrinka battled back after losing the first set to beat top-seeded defending champion Novak Djokovic 6-7(1-7), 6-4, 7-5, in the men's singles final of the US Open final at Flushing Meadows on Sunday.
September 11, 2016US Open: Aggressive style almost pays off for Pliskova
Karolina Pliskova suffered a narrow US Open defeat at the hands of Angelique Kerber on Saturday, but the Czech 10th seed also proved her mettle as one of the most dangerous attacking players in women's tennis.
Will India field a Myneni-Paes combination for Davis Cup tie vs Spain?
As India gear up to host five-time champions Spain in a Davis Cup World Group Play-off tie, Saketh Myneni knows the enormity of the task at hand.
Djokovic, Wawrinka set to renew rivalry in US Open final
World number one Novak Djokovic has enjoyed a whirlwind trip to Sunday's U.S. Open final, but the top-seeded Serb expects hard work ahead when he meets Stan Wawrinka at Arthur Ashe Stadium.
Kerber begins reign as No 1 with US Open win
Germany's second seeded Angelique Kerber beat Czech Karolina Pliskova 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 to win the US Open final on Saturday, and collect her second Grand Slam title of the year.
US Open: Murray-Soares sweep to doubles title
Britain's Jamie Murray and Brazil's Bruno Soares swept the Spanish duo of Pablo Carreno Busta and Guillermo Garcia-Lopez 6-2, 6-3 to win the US Open doubles on Saturday for their second grand slam title of the year.
September 10, 2016Another blow for India as Bopanna pulls out of Davis Cup with injury
An already depleted India suffered another blow on Saturday with Rohan Bopanna pulling out of the Davis Cup World Group Play-off tie against Spain, claiming that he suffered a knee injury during the US Open.
3 things Nishikori learnt from US Open loss
'Tired' Kei Nishikori takes positives out of Open despite loss.
Meet the US Open women's finalists
Angelique Kerber has yet to lose a set in Flushing Meadows, but she has not faced the service firepower possessed by KarolinaPliskova, who has led the WTA Tour in aces in the last two seasons as well as at the US Open this year.
Djokovic solves Monfils puzzle to reach US Open final
World number one Novak Djokovic scrapped his way into the US Open final for a seventh time on Friday with a confounding 6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 6-2 win over enigmatic Frenchman Gael Monfils.
Wawrinka beats Nishikori to set up final against Djokovic
Stan Wawrinka outslugged Japanese sixth seed Kei Nishikori 4-6, 7-5, 6-4, 6-2 in energy-sapping humidity at Flushing Meadows on Friday to set up a US Open final against world number one Novak Djokovic.
Pavic-Siegemund win US Open mixed doubles title
Croatia's Mate Pavic and Germany's Laura Siegemund claimed the first silverware of the U.S. Open on Friday, landing the mixed doubles title with a 6-4, 6-4 upset win over the seventh-seeded US partnership of Rajeev Ram and Coco Vandeweghe.
September 09, 2016PHOTOS: When Serena was hit by a double whammy
Serena Williams crashed out of the US Open after losing in the semi-final to Karolina Pliskova costing her a shot at a 23rd Grand Slam title and resulted in her losing her record 187th straight week at number one.
Why Djokovic starts as the big favourite against Monfils
With Roger Federer missing due to injury, Andy Murray upset in the quarters and Rafael Nadal a fourth-round loser, Djokovic marches on in a quest for a 13th Grand Slam title without his familiar high profile rivals standing in the way.
Czech Pliskova pulls off rare Williams double at US Open
While 40 have tried only nine times have both Williams sisters been beaten by the same player at the same tournament and that list reads like a Grand Slam Hall of Fame with names that include; Steffi Graf, Martina Hingis, Lindsay Davenport, Justine Henin and Kim Clijsters, who like Pliskova, pulled the double off at the US Open.
Kerber celebrates No. 1 by reaching US Open final
Reaching top of the world seemed to agree with Angelique Kerber, who celebrated her ascension to world number one with a 6-4, 6-3 win over Caroline Wozniacki on Thursday to advance to the US Open final.
Serena stunned by Pliskova in US Open semis
For the second straight year Serena Williams saw her bid for a seventh U.S. Open title halted in the semi-finals with a 6-2 7-6(5) loss to Karolina Pliskova on Thursday that also ended her long reign as world number one.
September 08, 2016Why India will play Davis Cup tie vs Spain in the evening
The captain may be loathe to the idea, but the Delhi Lawn Tennis Association defended the decision to slot the Davis Cup tie against Spain in the evening, saying the aim is to make the event more accessible to tennis fans and save Indian players from cramping.
'Ole, ole, ole, ole, Delpo, Delpo'
How former champion Juan Martin del Potro won the crowd at US Open is amazing.
Murray proud of his stellar run despite shock defeat at US Open
Andy Murray's runstellar stretch included his second Wimbledon title, second Olympic gold medal and wins at Queen's Club and Rome.
Nishikori savours revenge against Murray
It was his first victory ever against a player ranked in the top two and it avenged the semi-final loss at the Rio Olympics where Murray went on to win gold and Nishikori settled for bronze.
Why Serena is wary of another semis slip-up at US Open
Serena Williams will be wary of another semi-final slip-up when she takes to the Arthur Ashe Stadium court on Thursday to face 10th seed Karolina Pliskova for a spot in the US Open final.
US Open: Wawrinka ends Del Potro's run
Swiss third seed Stanislas Wawrinka outlasted tiring former champion Juan Martin del Potro in four sets to advance to the semi-finals of the US Open on Wednesday.
Serena, Venus, Wozniacki: Who's the BEST dressed player at US Open?
Breeze though the outfits that caught the maximum shutterbugs at the final Grand Slam of the year.
US Open PHOTOS: Williams fights off Halep to reach semis
Simona Halep did something no one else was able to do against Serena Williams at the US Open on Wednesday but still could not stop the world number one from advancing to the semi-finals of the year's final Grand Slam.
SHOCKING! Nishikori upsets Murray to reach US Open semis
Japan's Kei Nishikori overcame second seed Andy Murray for a gruelling 1-6, 6-4, 4-6, 6-1, 7-5 see-saw victory on Wednesday to reach the US Open semi-finals.
September 07, 2016US Open: Pliskova crushes Croatian teen to reach semis
Karolina Pliskova, a grand slam underachiever, took a big step towards shedding that unwanted label by sweeping past Croatian teenager Ana Konjuh 6-2 6-2 on Wednesday to roar into the semi-finals of the U.S. Open.
Davis Cup: 'Evening time for Spain tie is unfortunate'
The evening start for the Davis Cup tie against Spain has caught the Indian team by surprise with captain Anand Amritraj calling it an 'unfortunate' decision that has compromised the country's home advantage.
Sania loses in mixed doubles as Indian challenge ends at US Open
World No 1 Sania Mirza and her Czech partner Barbara Strycova were ousted from the women's doubles event after losing to top seeds Caroline Garcia and Kristina Mladenovic in straight sets in the quarter-final of the US Open, in New York.
Day 10: What to expect at US Open
Ana Konjuh was not a year old when Serena Williams played her first US Open match but both will be in the Arthur Ashe Stadium spotlight on Wednesday, with four gripping quarter-finals to take centre stage at the year's final Grand Slam.
Look who is making a splash at US Open
Ana Konjuh has opened some eyes at Flushing Meadows as the 18-year-old former world number one junior emerged to reach her first Grand Slam quarter-final at the US Open.
September 06, 2016US Open PHOTOS: Kerber downs Vinci to enter semis
Second seed Angelique Kerber was first through to the semi-finals of the US Open on Tuesday bringing Roberta Vinci's Flushing Meadows dream run to an end with a clinical 7-5, 6-0 win.
Nadal named in Spain's squad for India Davis Cup tie
India will have to contend with none other than 14-time Grand Slam winner Rafael Nadal as Spain today named a full strength team for the upcoming Davis Cup World Group Play-off tie.
US Open: Sania Mirza-Barbora Strycova breeze into quarters
Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza and her Czech Republic partner Barbora Strycova stormed into the quarterfinals of the US Open with a straight sets victory in the women's doubles event on Tuesday.
What women's tennis needs
Dhruv Munjal insists that women's tennis needs a golden generation, one that can make matches competitive and viewing more riveting.
Davis Cup: Australian bad boys Kyrgios, Tomic in squad
Australia's bad boys of tennis Nick Kyrgios and Bernard Tomic have been named in the Davis Cup squad for the World Group playoff against Slovakia after bowing out of the US Open in typical controversy.
How men's matches can attract attention...
Tennis must consider shortening matches in a bid to engage with a younger fanbase and avoid losing television viewers, according to former ATP Player Council president and doubles specialist Eric Butorac.
Day 9: What to expect at US Open
Men's top seed Novak Djokovic and women's number two Angelique Kerber look to book berths in the last four of the US Open as the quarter-finals of the year's last Grand Slam get underway on Tuesday.
No Williams sisters' showdown at US Open
Karolina Pliskova ruined any chance of another Flushing Meadows sister showdown as she claimed a dramatic 4-6, 6-4, 7-6(3) win over sixth-seeded Venus Williams on Monday to reach the US Open quarter-finals.
US Open PIX: Radwanska falls; Murray, Nishikori march into quarters
It may have been the Labor Day holiday in the United States on Monday but Andy Murray came ready to work, demolishing Grigor Dimitrov 6-1, 6-2, 6-2 to storm into the quarter-finals of the US Open.
US Open: Serena storms into quarters in record-smashing style
Serena Williams stormed into the US Open quarter-finals in record-smashing style on Monday by easing past Kazakhstan's Yaroslava Shvedova 6-2, 6-3 to claim her record 308th Grand Slam match win.
September 05, 2016US Open PIX: Del Potro in quarters after Thiem retires; Halep advances
Juan Martin del Potro's summer renaissance continued on Monday as the unseeded Argentine advanced into the US Open quarter-finals when Austrian eighth seed Dominic Thiem quit their match with an injury.
US Open: Bopanna-Dabrowski exit in quarters
India's Rohan Bopanna and his partner Gabriela Dabrowski fought hard before crashing out in the mixed doubles quarter-finals at the US Open, on Monday.
After US Open ouster, Nadal now eyeing spot in World Tour Finals
Rafael Nadal said he was sad to have squandered an opportunity to do something special at the US Open with his fourth-round loss at Flushing Meadows, but happy with his effort and prospects going forward this season.
'Stronger than before' Pouille's career set to skyrocket
Lucas Pouille was not prepared to say his pulsating four hour, fourth-round upset of 14-time grand slam winner Rafael Nadal at the US Open on Sunday was a career changing moment.
PHOTOS: Djokovic shakes off rust, to face Tsonga in quarters
Top seed Novak Djokovic has been starved of competitive action at the US Open but on Sunday the World No 1 feasted on unseeded Briton Kyle Edmund in a 6-2, 6-1, 6-4 romp that put him into the quarter-finals.
Pouille upsets Nadal to reach US Open quarters
Lucas Pouille crowned a glorious French charge at the U.S. Open on Sunday by ousting 14-times grand slam singles winner Rafa Nadal in a five-set thriller. The 22-year-old Pouille, seeded 24th, won a deciding tiebreak 8-6 to complete a 6-1 2-6 6-4 3-6 7-6(6) marathon victory and join compatriots Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Gael Monfils into the last eight at Flushing Meadows.
US Open PHOTOS: Wozniacki, Vinci, Monfils through to quarters
Photos from matches played at the US Open in Flushing Meadows on Sunday
September 04, 2016Top seeds Sania-Dodig crash out of US Open
India's Sania Mirza and her partner Ivan Dodig were knocked out by Barbora Krejcikova and Marin Draganja in the mixed doubles at the 2016 US Open.
Why this former champion is 'surprising' everyone at US Open
Six months on, with an Olympic silver medal in the bag, the Argentine beat 11th seed David Ferrer of Spain 7-6, 6-2, 6-3 to reach the US fourth round for the first time since 2012.
Djokovic, Nadal closing in on SUPER showdown at the Big Apple
Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal can take a step closer to a 50th career showdown when they play their fourth-round matches at the US Open on Sunday.
Venus takes next step to possible sisters showdown at US Open
Venus Williams moved within two wins of a possible sisterly showdown with Serena in the semi-finals of the US Open by beating German 26th seed Laura Siegemund to reach the fourth round on Saturday.
US Open PHOTOS: Wawrinka survives, Kyrgios out with injury
Images from Day 6 of the 2016 US Open tennis tournament in New York, on Saturday.
US Open: Sania, Bopanna advance; Paes' campaign ends
India's Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna progressed with their respective partners but Leander Paes' campaign ended after the veteran suffered a second-round defeat with Martina Hingis in the mixed doubles at the US Open.
PHOTOS: Serena reaches US Open last 16 with milestone win
With a 6-2, 6-1 3rd round win over Swedish Johanna Larsson at the US Open at Flushing Meadows on Saturday, Serena recorded her 307th Grand Slam victory and in doing so went past legendary Martina Novratilova to record the most wins in a major by a woman.
US Open PHOTOS: Halep gets Hungarian fright before reaching last 16
Fifth seed Simona Halep narrowly avoided a third-round upset with a 6-1, 2-6, 6-4 win over Hungary's Timea Babos on Saturday to keep her US Open title hopes alive.
September 03, 2016Indians at US Open: Sania wins; Paes, Bopanna crash out of doubles
India's top doubles players Leander Paes and Rohan Bopanna were dumped from the US Open men's doubles competition even as Sania Mirza progressed in the mixed doubles event with her Croatian partner Ivan Dodig.
DRAMATIC match! Keys claims comeback win over tearful Osaka
American eighth seed Madison Keys claimed a dramatic 7-5, 4-6, 7-6(3) comeback win over a tearful Naomi Osaka on Friday to reach the fourth round of the US Open.
Day 6: What to expect at US Open
Serena Williams will try to take a step closer to history on Saturday when she plays her third-round match at the US Open.
US Open PIX: Nadal fist-pumps into last 16; Djokovic also advances
Fourth seed Rafael Nadal showed he is healthy and ready to challenge for a third US Open title as he rolled into the last 16 at Flushing Meadows on Friday with a fist-pumping 6-1, 6-4, 6-2 win over Russian Andrey Kuznetsov.
September 02, 2016US Open: Paes-Begemann bow out in first round of doubles
Leander Paes and his German partner Andre Begemann were knocked out in the first round of men's doubles at the US Open after losing to the Stephane Robert-Dudi Sela 6-2 5-7 4-6 on Saturday.
US Open, Day 5: Wozniacki, Vinci reach last 16
Former world number one Caroline Wozniacki continued her resurgence at the U.S. Open with a commanding 6-3 6-1 win over Romania's Monica Niculescu on Friday to reach the fourth round.
Aussie brat Tomic fined $10,000 for US Open outburst at heckler
Bernard Tomic was sent packing early at the US Open and his minimal earnings were offset by a $10,000 fine levied on him for a crude on-court outburst he directed at a heckler during his first-round loss.
Day 5: What to expect at US Open...
Rafael Nadal, with his troublesome left wrist improving every day, will be eyeing more progress at the US Open on Friday when he bids for a place in the last 16.
Here is what Murray has to say about US Open's roof
Andy Murray said on Thursday the noise created by the US Open's new retractable roof over Arthur Ashe Stadium is a distraction to players and makes it difficult to react to opponents' shots.
US Open PHOTOS: Queen Serena downs King; Venus, Radwanska advance
After 17 trips to Flushing Meadows and six US Open titles Serena Williams did something on Thursday she had never done before -- win a match indoors.
US Open, Day 4: Halep marches under roof after rain
Romanian fifth seed Simona Halep advanced to the third round of the U.S. Open with a 6-3 6-4 win over Lucie Safarova on Thursday in the first full match played under a closed roof at Arthur Ashe Stadium.
September 01, 2016US Open 2016: Most shocking upsets so far...
Rediff.com presents matches that shook up US Open.
Indians at US Open: Paes, Sania, Bopanna reach second round
Indian tennis stars Leander Paes, Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna made a rampaging start to their campaign at US Open as they advanced to the second round of the US Open along with their respective partners after notching up contrasting wins at Flushing Meadows, in New York.
Rafael reigns under closed 'roof' at US Open
Rafael Nadal boasted after his first-round US Open match that he had a video recording of being the first player to hit a ball in practice under the new roof at Arthur Ashe Stadium.
SHOCKING! Garbine Muguruza US Open hopes dashed
Garbine Muguruza was once again left to sift through the remains of another failed US Open campaign after the third-seeded Spaniard suffered a shock 7-5 6-4 second round upset by unheralded Latvian Anastasija Sevastova on Wednesday.
US Open PIX: Kerber, Wozniacki, Cilic charge into 3d rd; Raonic ousted
Second seed Angelique Kerber stayed on track in her quest to unseat Serena Williams as world number one by beating Mirjana Lucic-Baroni of Croatia 6-2, 7-6(7) on Wednesday to reach the third round of the US Open.
SCARY! Konta collapses but recovers to reach third round
British 13th seed Johanna Konta felt 'embarrassed' after recovering from a health scare at a humid US Open on Wednesday to claim her place in the third round with a 6-2, 5-7, 6-2 win over Bulgaria's Tsvetana Pironkova.
August 31, 2016US Open, Day 3: Walkover for Djokovic; Vinci advances
World number one Novak Djokovic received a free pass into the third round of the U.S. Open when Jiri Vesely of the Czech Republic withdrew from their match on Wednesday due to a left forearm injury.
Neon yellow outfits turn heads at US Open
After the 'lingerie' outfit during the Wimbledon, Nike is back with fluorescent yellow gear for players, both male and female.
Aussie tennis brat Tomic courts controversy again
Australian Bernard Tomic courted controversy yet again when he fired lewd comments toward a heckler at the US Open during his first-round upset loss to Bosnia's Damir Dzumhur on Tuesday.
Bouchard out of US Open but legal battle continues
Eugenie Bouchard slumped to a first-round defeat at the US Open on Tuesday but the Canadian might yet leave Flushing Meadows a big winner with her lawsuit against the Grand Slam and United States Tennis Association still to hit the courts.
Meet Ivo Karlovic, the King of aces...
Ivo Karlovic set a US Open record on Tuesday when he banged down 61 aces on his way to a first round victory over Taiwan's Lu Yen-Hsun.
US Open PHOTOS: Williams sisters, Murray, del Potro sail into second round
World number one Serena Williams opened her US Open account with a tidy 6-3, 6-3 win over Ekaterina Makarova on Tuesday, to join her sister Venus in the second round of the year's final Grand Slam.
August 30, 2016PHOTOS: Look who turned up on the opening day of the US Open!
As World No 1 Novak Djokovic and Spanish bull Rafael Nadal opened their accounts with first round victories, celebrities from the world of Hollywood, fashion and sport were there to witness the proceedings on the opening day of the fourth and final Grand Slam of the year.
Kyrgios makes career-altering claim!
Australian controversial tennis star Nick Kyrgios has announced that he will call curtains on his career if he wins the US Open, the fourth major of the season at Flushing Meadows.
Paes-Bopanna pairing retained for Davis Cup tie vs Spain
The All India Tennis Association's selection committee retained all four playing members of the squad that beat Korea Korea 4-1 last month, for the Davis Cup World Group play-off tie against Spain, scheduled for September 16-18.
'Without Federer US Open not the same'
Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic admitted that they miss their old rival Roger Federer, who was forced to skip the US Open for the first time since 1999 due to a knee injury.
PHOTOS: Keys locks out Riske to end busy day for Americans
Eighth-seeded Madison Keys was forced to stay up late before overcoming fellow American Alison Riske to close out Monday's play at Arthur Ashe Stadium on a busy opening day for the home contingent at the US Open.
Serena conqueror Muguruza not confident about US Open chances
The 22-year-old French Open champion downplayed her chances following a 2-6, 6-0, 6-3 win over Belgian qualifier Elise Mertens in the opening round on Monday, telling the courtside crowd it would take a miracle for her to reach the final.
Fitness concerns for Djokovic in opening round win
Novak Djokovic opened defence of his US Open title with a laboured 6-3, 5-7, 6-2, 6-1 win over Poland's Jerzy Janowicz on Monday that brought new concerns about the world number one's fitness.
PHOTOS: Energised Nadal completes straight-sets win in opener
Rafael Nadal, who said his injured wrist is improving daily, beat Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan 6-1, 6-4, 6-2 in his first-round match on Monday's opening day of the year's last Grand Slam.
US Open: Injured Myneni goes down fighting to World No. 49 Vesely
India's Saketh Myneni went down fighting to world No. 49 Jiri Vesely of Czech Republic in a five-set thriller in the first round of the men's singles at the 2016 US Open in New York, on Tuesday.
August 29, 2016US Open, Day 1: Gasquet stunned, Cilic advances
The year's final grand slam began with an upset as 13th-seeded Frenchman Richard Gasquet was upended 6-2 6-2 6-3 by Britain's world number 84 Kyle Edmund at the U.S. Open on Monday.
Paes, Bopanna went in cold into the Olympics: Bhupathi
Ace doubles player Leander Paes and his big-serving partner Rohan Bopanna did not practise or play enough together to give themselves a decent chance to win a medal in the men's doubles event at the Rio Olympic Games, said the former's ex-partner Mahesh Bhupathi in Mumbai on Monday.
McEnroe to no longer coach Roanic
Seven-time major winner John McEnroe has ended his coaching role with Canada's Milos Raonic ahead of the year's final grand slam, the US Open.
Olympic champ Puig sets sights on Grand Slam victory
Olympic champion Monica Puig wants to capitalise on her victory, both on and off the court.
August 28, 2016French tennis fededation provisionally ban players
The French Tennis Federation (FFT) has provisionally suspended Benoit Paire, Kristina Mladenovic and Caroline Garcia for 'damaging' the organisation's image by their behaviour at this month's Rio Olympics.
Davis Cup: India to host Spain under flood-lights
In its endeavour to bring more fans to the stadium for watching the Indian Davis Cup team in action against formidable Spain, the DLTA has decided to conduct the World Group Play-off tie this month under flood-lights with singles matches starting at 5 in the evening.
Can Nadal carry Olympic boost into US Open?
Rafael Nadal was exhausted yet exhilarated following his emotional return to action at this month's Rio Olympics after an injury-absence and is looking forward to gearing back up for the US Open starting on Monday.
Radwanska tunes up for US Open with Connecticut victory
Top seed Agnieszka Radwanska declared it mission accomplished after clinching a 6-1, 7-6(1) victory over Elina Svitolina in the final of the Connecticut Open in New Haven on Saturday.
Paes-Begemann lose summit clash at Winston-Salem Open
Indian tennis ace Leander Paes and his German partner Andre Begemann squandered
Sania wins Connecticut Open doubles title
Indian tennis star Sania Mirza received a confidence booster ahead of the US Open Grand Slam tournament beginning, on Monday, with a doubles title victory at the Connecticut Open with Monica Niculescu of Romania, in New Haven, USA.
August 27, 2016Here's why Djokovic failed in his pursuit of Grand Slam sweep
World number one Novak Djokovic has disclosed that his sudden slump in form was due to ' private issues' and not because of a lingering wrist injury.
US Open: Saketh Myneni makes it to singles main draw
India's Saketh Myneni literally beat Serbian Pedja Kristin 6-3, 6-0 in only 56 minutes to earn his maiden entrance into the men's singles event of the upcoming US Open.
Is Serena Williams the US Open favourite?
Top-seeded Serena Williams said on Friday that she was not sure about the state of her balky right shoulder but felt more relaxed entering next week's US Open than last year.
US Open: Challenging early foes for Williams, Djokovic
Top seeds Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams face challenging early tests at the US Open following Friday's draws for the year's last Grand Slam starting on Monday.
Connecticut Open: Radwanska crushes Kvitova to ease into final
Top seed Agnieszka Radwanska put on a dominant performance against double defending champion Petra Kvitova to ease into the final of the Connecticut Open with a 6-1, 6-1 triumph on Friday.
Winston Salem Open: Paes-Begemann make it to final
Veteran Leander Paes brushed off the disappointment of Rio Olympics as he and his German partner Andre Begemann made it to the final of the ATP Winston-Salem Open beating Swede Robert Lindstedt and Pakistan's Aisam-ul Haq Qureshi in a close encounter.
August 26, 2016Myneni one win away from US Open main draw
India's Saketh Myneni is one win away from making the singles main draw of the US Open as he advanced to the third and final qualifying round with a 7-6 (6), 6-4 win over local lad Mitchell Krueger.
Davis Cup: Nadal unlikely to play against India in Sept 16-18 tie
With Yuki Bhambri and Somdev Devvarman still recovering from their respective injuries, India is set to field same set to players in the upcoming Davis Cup World Group Play-off against Spain, that beat South Korea 4-1 in July.
Connecticut Open: Kvitova advances, Vinci ousted
Petra Kvitova moved closer to a third straight Connecticut Open crown after defeating Ekaterina Makarova 6-3, 6-1 to reach the semi-finals on Thursday.
Paes-Begemann shock top seeds in Winston-Salem
Indian tennis star Leander Paes and his German partner Andre Begemann knocked out top seeds Lukasz Kubot and Nenad Zimonjic in straight sets to storm into the semi-finals of the ATP Winston-Salem Open.
Expect the unexpected at this year's US Open!
With Serena Williams vying to safeguard her World No 1 ranking and Djokovic fighting off a wrist injury, expect to see a few surprises at the fourth and final Grand Slam of the year
August 25, 2016Ramkumar loses in first round of US Open qualifiers
Ramkumar Ramanathan failed to make it to the main draw of a Grand Slam yet after losing in the first round of the US Open qualifiers, in New York, on Wednesday.
Murray confident of clinching his second US open title
Olympic tennis champion Andy Murray said he is playing the best tennis of his career at the moment and is confident of clinching his second US Open title, starting later this month.
Borg, McEnroe to renew rivalry in Laver Cup
The tennis greats announced on Wednesday that they had committed to lead the teams for the first three years of the new competition, patterned after golf's Ryder Cup
Federer hoping to be 'super strong' on come back
The World No 4, recovering from a knee surgery, eyes January return for Hopman Cup, Aus Open
August 24, 2016Paes reaches quarterfinals with 108th partner
Leander Paes joined hands with Germany's Andre Begemann, his 108th partner on the ATP circuit, to enter the quarterfinals of the Winston-Salem Open with a straight set win over Chris Guccione and Andre Sa, in Winston-Salemm, USA.
Djokovic, Serena get top billing for US Open
World No 1 Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams have been named as top seeds for the US Open, which will commence from August 29.
August 23, 2016Kerber eyes victory after qualifying for WTA Tour Finals
Serena Williams and Angelique Kerber, battling it out for the world number one ranking, are the first two women to qualify for the season-ending WTA Tour Finals in Singapore, the WTA said on Monday.
August 19, 2016Cincinnati: Murray sails on as Nadal, Wawrinka fall; Kerber's march continues
Olympic champion Andy Murray restored some order at the Western & Southern Open by cutting down South African giant Kevin Anderson to reach the quarter-finals on an upset-filled Thursday in Cincinnati.
August 16, 2016Sania-Strycova seeded 7th at Cincinnati
Indian tennis star Sania Mirza and her new Czech partner Barbora Strycova have been seeded seventh at the WTA Western and Southern Open, one of the two events in tune-up to the US Open.
August 15, 2016Venus, Hingis add Olympic medal to their rich career
Venus Williams' record-equalling fifth Olympic tennis medal was silver rather than gold as she and partner Rajeev Ram lost an all-American mixed doubles final to Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Jack Sock on Sunday .
Murray tames Del Potro to retain title
Britain's Andy Murray beat Argentina's Juan Martin del Potro 7-5, 4-6, 6-2, 7-5 in a compelling and gruelling Olympic tennis final on Sunday to become the first player to successfully defend the title.
August 14, 2016Don't know if I will be there in 2020, says emotional Sania
Trying hard to hold back tears, an emotional Sania Mirza was at loss of words in explaining the defeat with partner Rohan Bopanna in the mixed doubles event of the Rio Olympic Games on Monday.
Sania-Bopanna blown away by Czechs in bronze medal match
India's tennis campaign at the Rio Olympic Games ended in disappointment as Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna were blown away by the Czech Republic team of Radek Stepanek and Lucie Hradceka in the bronze medal play-off in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday.
Lalita shines before Sania-Bopanna stumble in tennis
India were left to rue a missed opportunity in tennis with Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna's losing in the semi-finals of the mixed doubles after Lalita Babar became the first woman in three decades to enter the final of a track event, on Day 8 of the 2016 Olympic Games, in Rio de Janeiro, on Saturday.
Puig wins Puerto Rico's first Olympic gold medal
Monica Puig gave Puerto Rico its first ever Olympic gold after an a outstanding display of tennis to defeat Germany's Angelique Kerber to win the women's singles title at the Rio Games on Saturday.
Rio Olympics: Sania-Bopanna lose semi-final, to play for bronze
Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna sqaundered a set advantage to lose to USA's Venus Williams and Rajiv Ram 6-2, 2-6, 3-10 in the Rio Olympics semi-finals on Saturday.
August 13, 2016Rio: Del Potro beats Nadal, to face Murray in men's final
Argentina's Juan Martin del Potro won a semi-final thriller against Spain's Rafa Nadal on Saturday, outgunning the Spaniard 5-7, 6-4, 7-6(5) in a nervy final set tie-breaker to advance to the Olympic singles final.
Highlights of Day 7: Tennis, boxing bring smile after spate of failures
India lifted its sagging morale as Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna cruised into the semi-finals while pugilist Vikas Krishan advanced to the quarters on a day the shooters, archers, shuttlers and track and field athletes suffered reverses at the Rio Olympics.
We have to keep our emotions aside: Sania Mirza
One win away from assuring themselves of an Olympic medal, Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna, on Friday, said they would have to keep their emotions aside and start afresh when they play the semi-finals, in Rio de Janeiro, on Saturday.
Spain's Nadal, Lopez win gold in men's doubles
Rafael Nadal and Marc Lopez of Spain won the Olympic men's doubles tennis title on Friday, beating Romania's Florin Mergea and Horia Tecau to secure their country's third gold medal of the Rio Games.
Andy Murray, Rafa Nadal stay on course for final showdown
Defending Olympic champion Andy Murray reached the semi-finals of the men's tennis on Friday after winning a third-set tiebreak to scrape through a testing encounter against American Steve Johnson.
August 12, 2016Sania-Martina to reunite for year-ending WTA Championships
Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis on Thursday announced that they will join forces once again at the WTA Finals, which is scheduled to be held in Singapore later this year.
I don't feel extra pressure to win an Olympic medal: Sania
Tennis ace Sania Mirza feels that there is 'enough pressure' on them as elite athletes to even think of aspects like why India is yet to win a medal till the sixth day of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
Tennis: Sania-Bopanna enter mixed doubles quarterfinal
Indian duo of Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna entered the quarterfinals of the mixed doubles event of tennis competition at the Rio Olympics with a straight-set win over Australian pair of Samantha Stosur and John Peers in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday.
Nadal enters quarter-finals at Rio 2016
Rafael Nadal reached the Olympic Games quarter-finals on Thursday, winning the first of 10 matches he will need to sweep in just four days if he is to secure triple Rio gold.
August 11, 2016Police to investigate 'poisoning' at Wimbledon
Police are investigating an allegation that teenage British tennis player Gabriella Taylor was poisoned at Wimbledon last month, with her mother telling local media the 18-year-old had been "close to death".
Here's why Sania-Martina split...
Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis on Thursday claimed that the decision to end their astonishing partnership was due to the failure to achieve the "desired results" and added they would play together one last time in the season-ending WTA Finals in October.
August 10, 2016Rio Games: Reigning champ Serena, Muguruza knocked out
Olympic champion and world number one Serena Williams tumbled out of the Rio de Janeiro singles competition in the third round on Tuesday after a shock defeat to Ukraine's Elina Svitolina.
August 09, 2016Sania Mirza, Martina Hingis part ways
The Indian tennis ace will team up with Barbora Strycova of the Czech Republic, while Martina to pair with Coco Vandeweghe of the United States.
August 08, 2016Williams stays alive; Wozniacki knocked out in Rio
US tennis powerhouse Serena Williams dispatched France's Alize Cornet in two sets on Monday, ending a streak of weak family performances that saw older sister Venus eliminated from singles on Saturday and the pair knocked out in doubles on Sunday.
Rio shock! Del Potro sends Djokovic packing
World number one Novak Djokovic was dumped out of Rio Games in the first round on Sunday by Argentina's Juan Martin del Potro, who also defeated him in the bronze medal match at the London Olympics.
Safarova-Strycova stun Williams sisters in first round
Serena and Venus Williams, three-time women's doubles Olympic champions, crashed out in the first round at the Rio Games on Sunday in one of the biggest upsets so far in women's tennis. The Williams sisters were beaten by the Czech Republic pair of Barbora Strycova and Lucie Safarova 3-6, 4-6.
Rio Olympics: Williams, Murray, Nadal cruise into second round
World number one Serena Williams and second seed Angelique Kerber progressed through the first round of the Rio Olympics tennis on Sunday despite windy conditions that delayed play on most of the smaller tennis courts.
August 07, 2016'I don't think we should write Paes off, maybe he will be back'
Leander Paes may have just played his last Olympics with a record seventh straight appearance but Sania Mirza has insisted to never write him off.
India always wants gold for me no matter what I play: Sania
Sania Mirza remained confident of winning a medal for India in the mixed doubles after losing in the first round of the women's doubles alongside inexperienced teammate Prathana Thombare.
Sania-Prarthana go down fighting to Zhang-Peng
World No 1 doubles player Sania Mirza's campaign in the women's tennis event came to an end as she and her partner Prarthana Thombare lost their first round match to the Chinese pair of Shuai Zhang and Shuai Peng. Zhang and Peng won a closely contested match 7-6(8-6), 5-7, 7-5 that lasted two hours and 44 minutes.
August 06, 2016Reports of me refusing to share room with Bopanna false: Paes
Tennis ace Leander Paes termed reports that he had refused to share a room at the Olympic Games Village with his doubles partner Rohan Bopanna as "false" and said that his timing of arrival at Rio was according to plans and known to the Indian tennis team.
August 05, 2016'Media can't question Leander's commitment'
The All India Tennis Association (AITA) on Friday voiced its support for Leander Paes, advising a section of media to consider his illustrious Davis Cup career before questioning his commitment.
Controversy-marred Indian tennis too carries the medal hopes
A fair share of controversies rattled Indian tennis in the run-up to the Olympics with Leander Paes in the middle of storm but it also carries the country's medal hopes from the mixed doubles pairing of Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna when the event gets underway in the 31st Olympics Games.
Proud Andy Murray working on flag-bearing technique
Andy Murray says carrying the British flag at Friday's Olympic opening ceremony will be his proudest day but admits his technique needs some work.
August 04, 2016Paes-Bopanna face Kubot-Matkowski in Rio opener
Indian tennis pair of Leander Paes and Rohan Bopanna was pitted against the Polish team of Marcin Matkowski and Lukasz Kubot in the first round of the men's doubles event of the Rio Olympic Games.
Andy Murray to carry British flag at Rio Opening Ceremony
Andy Murray, who won the Olympic tennis title at Wimbledon four years ago, will carry the British flag at Friday's Opening Ceremony in Rio, the British Olympic Association has said.
August 02, 2016Stan Wawrinka pulls out of Olympic Games due to injury
Switzerland's world number four Stan Wawrinka has pulled out the tennis competition at the Rio Olympics because of injury, he said in a statement to the Swiss Tennis Federation on Tuesday.
Delhi to host Indo-Spain Davis Cup tie
India will host five-time champions Spain on the hard courts of Delhi Lawn Tennis Association in the Davis Cup World Group Play-off tie, scheduled for September 16-18.
August 01, 2016Nadal unsure about participation at Rio Games
Rafael Nadal has conceded he is not yet sure that he will be able to represent Spain at the Rio Olympics as his fitness concerns linger.
Rogers Cup: Halep beats erratic Keys to win title
Fifth seed Simona Halep of Romania took advantage of an error-prone display by American Madison Keys to claim her 14th WTA title with a 7-6(2), 6-3 victory in the Rogers Cup final in Montreal on Sunday.
Rogers Cup: Djokovic beats Nishikori in final
World number one Novak Djokovic continued his dominance of Kei Nishikori with a 6-3, 7-5 victory in the final of the Rogers Cup in Toronto on Sunday.
July 31, 2016Bryan twins pull out of Rio Games citing health concerns
Americans Bob and Mike Bryan, the most successful doubles team in men's tennis history, have pulled out of the defence of their title at the Rio Games saying their family's health is their top priority.
Rogers Cup: Djokovic continues Monfils mastery; Halep in final
Novak Djokovic maintained his unbeaten record against Frenchman Gael Monfils with a 6-3, 6-2 win in the semi-finals of the Rogers Cup in Toronto on Saturday, while Japan's Kei Nishikori also reached the final after beating Swiss second seed Stan Wawrinka.
July 30, 2016Sania-Martina ousted from Rogers Cup in quarters
Top seeded pair of Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis crashed out of the Rogers Cup after going down to Christina Mchale and Asia Muhammad in the quarterfinals of the women's doubles event here on Saturday.
July 29, 2016Injured Baghdatis withdraws from Rio Games
Cypriot tennis player Marcos Baghdatis has withdrawn from next month's Rio Olympics after failing to recover from an elbow injury, the World No 42 said on Friday.
Djokovic stands between Murray and second Olympic gold
Britain's Andy Murray, bristling with confidence after ending a three-year wait for another Grand Slam title at Wimbledon, will seek to make history in Brazil by becoming the first man to win successive Olympic gold medals in men's singles tennis.
Rogers Cup: Djokovic joins tops seeds in quarters
Swiss second seed Stanislas Wawrinka won a hard-hitting battle with American Jack Sock on Thursday to reach the quarter-finals at the Rogers Cup with a 7-6(3), 6-2 triumph.
July 28, 2016Rogers Cup: Djokovic survives scare to reach third round
Novak Djokovic was given a scare in his North American hardcourt season opener but managed to prevail with a 7-5, 7-6(3) victory over Luxembourg's Gilles Mueller on Wednesday to reach the third round of the Rogers Cup.
July 27, 2016Rogers Cup: Wawrinka battles past Youzhny; Monfils cruises
Stanislas Wawrinka survived a thriller against Mikhail Youzhny in the second round of the Rogers Cup on Tuesday, fighting back in both sets to prevail 7-6(3), 7-6(8).
July 26, 2016Roger Federer to miss Rio Olympics and rest of season
Roger Federer has pulled out of the Rio Olympics and said he will miss the rest of the season as he needs "more extensive rehabilitation" following knee surgery earlier this year if he wants to prolong his career.
July 22, 2016Ramkumar in quarter-finals of US Challenger
Davis Cupper Ramkumar Ramanathan rallied past New Zealand's Jose Statham to enter the quarter-finals of the US $50,000 ATP Challenger hardcourt tournament, in Binghamton, United States. The 214-ranked Indian, who made his Davis Cup debut last week in Chandigarh against South Korea, won 2-6, 6-4, 7-6(3) in two hours and 22 minutes.
Can Leander Paes beat Ramanathan Krishnan's Davis Cup record?
Leander Paes aspires to win not only a second Olympics medal but also obliterate the Ramanathan Krishnan's Davis Cup record of most singles win for India.
What forced former US Open winner Cilic to split with coach Ivanisevic
Marin Cilic has split with coach Goran Ivanisevic after three years, the world number 12 said.
July 21, 2016Roger Federer to open 20th pro season at Hopman Cup
Roger Federer will kick off his 20th season as a professional at the Hopman Cup next year, returning to the international team tournament in Perth for the first time since he teamed up with his now wife Mirka in 2002.
July 20, 2016Match-fixing rears its ugly ahead in tennis circuit
Italian tennis player Marco Cecchinato has been banned for 18 months and fined 40,000 euros ($44,024) for match-fixing, the Italian tennis federation has announced.
Nadal hoping there is no repeat of 2012 Olympics no show
Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal is optimistic he will be ready for the Rio Olympics despite heading into next month's Games having not played a competitive match since May 27 due to a left wrist injury.
Will Bouchard join compatriot Raonic in skipping Rio Olympics?
Canadian tennis player Eugenie Bouchard is undecided about her participation in next month's Rio Olympics over concerns about the Zika virus, the 22-year-old said.
Federer, Nadal pull out of Toronto event
Former champions Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal have pulled out of the Rogers Cup in Toronto, leaving the tournament without three of the world's top four players, Tennis Canada said on Tuesday.
July 19, 2016Davis Cup: India draw Spain for World Group play-offs
India were on Tuesday pitted against European powerhouse Spain as their Davis Cup World Group play-off opponents for the home tie as the International Tennis Federation announced the draw in London.
'Paes, Bopanna and Sania have a chance of winning a medal at Rio'
AITA chief Anil Khanna says Indian men stand a chance of winning a medal at the Rio Olympics, though mixed doubles remains the country's best bet.
Sania Mirza's battles on court and off
Multiple Grand Slam winner Sania Mirza is only 29 but the iconic sportswomen has put together the story of beating incredible odds to get to the top of the tennis world in a new book.
July 18, 2016Andy Murray pulls out of Toronto event to focus on Rio Olympics
Wimbledon champion Andy Murray has pulled out of next week's Rogers Cup in Toronto so he can give his body time to rest before he sets out in defence of his Olympic singles title at the Rio Games.
Sania ready for Rio Olympics but not predicting medal
Tennis super star Sania Mirza is geared up to represent the country in next month's Olympics but she refused to predict winning a medal in the Rio Games.
Davis Cup: Croatia beat US in stunning comeback
Teeanger Borna Coric completed an unlikely comeback for Croatia as the small Balkan nation beat the United States 3-2 in a Davis Cup quarter-final in Oregon on Sunday.
July 17, 2016PICS: Salman Khan launches Sania Mirza's autobiography
Bollywood superstar Salman Khan launched ace tennis player Sania Mirza's autobiography 'Ace against Odds' at a function in Mumbai on Sunday.
Henin, Safin inducted into Tennis Hall of Fame
Justine Henin, a shy, petite Belgian with a fierce desire to win, and big-serving Russian Marat Safin were honored as the new inductees into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, Rhode Island on Saturday.
Davis Cup: Lim prevents clean sweep by India
Not used to playing singles anymore, India's Rohan Bopanna found rhythm in nick of time to edge past Hong Chung before Yong-Kyu Lim prevented a Korean whitewash with a gritty win over Ramkumar Ramanathan in the Davis Cup Asia\Oceania Group I tie, in Chandigarh, on Sunday.
Youngsters need to improve on fitness front, says Bopanna
Rohan Bopanna advised the Indian youngsters to get fitter to negotiate the challenging conditions after he had to play the fourth rubber of Asia/Oceania Group I Davis Cup tie against South Korea instead of Saketh Myneni who skipped due to fitness issues.
Davis Cup Roundup: Britain lead Serbia; Croatia still alive
Davis Cup holders Britain edged into a 2-1 lead in Serbia after Jamie Murray and Dominic Inglot won Saturday's doubles.
July 16, 2016When Sania was touched by Federer's gestures
He is inarguably the greatest tennis player of all time but what makes Roger Federer, a revered sportsperson, a legend is his "warmth and care" for colleagues, which even touched Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza's life on a couple of occasions.
Davis Cup: Paes, Bopanna seal play-off place with easy win
Veteran Leander Paes and Rohan Bopanna outclassed the Korean pair of Seong Chan Hong and Hong Chung in straight sets to guide India to the Davis World Group Play-offs as the hosts took an unassailable 3-0 lead in the Asia/Oceania Group I tie.
Raonic and Halep withdraw from Rio tennis over Zika
Milos Raonic, the finalist at Wimbledon this year, and women's world number five Simona Halep of Romania have pulled out from next month's Rio Olympics due to fears over the Zika virus.
July 15, 2016Pregnant Azarenka wants to return to the top
World number six Victoria Azarenka said on Friday she will miss the rest of the season because she was having a baby.
'It was 'initiation by fire' for Saketh and Ramkumar'
India's captain Anand Amritraj said it was "initiation by fire" for both Saketh Myneni and Ramkumar Ramanathan as they pulled off victories in the opening singles of the Asia/Oceania Group I Davis Cup tie against South Korea, under testing conditions, in Chandigarh on Friday.
With Sania by her side, Prarthana confident of taking on the big guns
Tennis player Prarthana Thombare, who will partner India ace Sania Mirza in the Olympics, says she is not scared of facing the big names at Rio Games as she has the World No. 1 beside her.
Davis Cup: Ramanathan, Myneni give India 2-0 lead over South Korea
India won the opening singles to take a 2-0 lead over South Korea on Day 1 of the Asia/Oceania Group-I tie against South Korea, in Chandigarh, on Friday. After young Ramkumar Ramanathan made a winning Davis Cup debut, scoring a hard-fought 6-3, 2-6, 6-3, 6-5 (15-15) victory over Seong Chan Hong in the first singles, Saketh Myneni got the better of Yong-Kyu Lim 6-1, 3-6, 6-4, 3-6, 5-2.
Nadal gets ITF nod to play at Rio Olympics
Amid increasing speculation surrounding his participation at the Rio Olympics, the Spanish Olympic Committee chief has confirmed that 14-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal will represent his nation at the global spectacle.
July 14, 2016Senior journalist apologises after a 'sexist' question to Sania
Ace tennis star Sania Mirza gave a fitting reply to senior Television journalist Rajdeep Sardesai after the latter reportedly asked her a 'sexist' question .
Davis Cup: Team which adapts quickly will have edge, says Paes
With wet conditions caused by incessant rain adding to the challenge, veteran Indian tennis star Leander Paes said the team which adapts quicker will have the edge in the Davis Cup Asia-Oceania Group-I tie between India and South Korea starting, in Chandigarh, on Friday.
Davis Cup: Ramanathan meets Seong-Chan Hong in opening singles
Ram Kumar Ramanathan will take on Seong-Chan Hong, ranked more than 200 places below him, in the first singles match of the Davis Cup Asia-Oceania group-I tie between India and South Korea starting in Chandigarh on Friday.
Davis Cup: India start favourites against Korea
Beset by injuries to singles players and 'mistrust' between the Rio-bound doubles players, India would expect young Ramkumar Ramanathan and Saketh Myneni to rise to the occasion when they face Korea in the Asia/Oceania Group I Davis Cup tie, starting, in Chandigarh, on Friday.
Fan and friend, SRK compliments Sania's determination at book launch
'She never gave up on tennis despite her injury and that connects me to a great sportsperson like Sania'
July 13, 2016Sania has done more than anyone to make India proud: Shah Rukh
Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan launched the autobiography of tennis star Sania Mirza titled Ace Against Odds in Hyderabad on Wednesday.
July 12, 2016Sania Mirza's autobiography to be unveiled by Shah Rukh Khan
Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan is all set to formally launch the autobiography of star tennis player Sania Mirza titled 'Ace Against Odds' in Hyderabad on Wednesday.
Murray targets top ranking after Wimbledon triumph
World No 2 Andy Murray has set his sights on overtaking Novak Djokovic at the top of the rankings after capturing his second Wimbledon crown on Sunday.
PHOTOS: Dominika Cibulkova sizzles in wedding gown
Dominika Cibulkova took the loss in her stride and focused her energy into her nuptials.
Wimbledon 2016: Britain didn't have to wait long this time
The man who ended Britain's 77-year wait took only three more years to add to that glorious chapter. Andy Murray has now won the Wimbledon title twice in the last four years.
July 11, 2016Davis Cup: Murray likely to miss Britain's quarter-final
Wimbledon champion Andy Murray says he is unlikely to play in Britain's Davis Cup quarter-final clash in Serbia this weekend but could travel to Belgrade in support of the team.
Andy Murray: Cometh the hour, cometh the man
Andy Murray proved himself the bastion of British tennis once again as he outclassed Canadian powerhouse Milos Raonic to claim a second Wimbledon title in masterful fashion on Sunday.
Fatherhood breathes new life into Murray's career
Rather than being distracted by the sleepless nights or the regular nappy changing duties that have fallen his way, the arrival of baby daughter Sophia in February has breathed new life into Andy Murray's career.
I will leave no stone unturned to win a Slam, declares Raonic
Canadian Milos Raonic declared that he would stop at nothing to win a major title after admitting his straight sets loss to Andy Murray in Sunday's Wimbledon final would sting.
Murray relieved to end 36-month Grand Slam drought
Once the immediate euphoria of winning Wimbledon for a second time had subsided, the tears flowing down Andy Murray's face bore testament to the sheer relief surging through his body.
July 10, 2016The key factors to Murray lifting his 2nd Wimbledon title
World No 2 two Andy Murray produced a masterful performance to beat Canada's Milos Raonic in the Wimbledon men's singles final on Sunday, winning 6-4, 7-6(3), 7-6(2).
Murray etches name in Wimbledon history with 2nd title
Britain's Andy Murray won lifted his second Wimbledon title after defeating Canadian Milos Raonic 6-4 7-6(3) 7-6(2) on Sunday.
Dominant Murray downs Raonic to win second Wimbledon title
Britain's Andy Murray defeated Canadian Milos Raonic to win his 2nd Wimbledon title in London on Sunday.
'Serena is not someone who equals records but one who beats them'
If Serena Williams' rivals were hoping that the American would take some time out to savour drawing level with Steffi Graf's professional-era record of 22 grand slam titles, her coach Patrick Mouratoglou fired off an immediate warning.
This one I'll always remember, promises forgetful Serena
Serena Williams' memory is not as powerful as her first serve these days, although with so many achievements to recall it would be churlish to hold that against the American great.
Williams sisters lift Wimbledon doubles title
The Williams sisters - Serena and Venus - defeated Hungarian Timea Babos and her Kazakhstani partner Yaroslava Shvedova 6-3, 6-4 to win the Wimbledon doubles championship in London on Saturday.
Contemporaries, fans and friends hail champion Serena
Tennis fans -- commoners and celebrities -- took to Twitter to convey their congratulatory messages to newly crowned Wimbledon champion Serena, who claimed a record-equalling 22nd major title with a 7-5, 6-3 victory over Angelique Kerber in Saturday's Wimbledon final.
July 09, 2016Tell us! Is Serena Williams the greatest tennis player of all time?
American Serena Williams was third time lucky as she finally equalled Steffi Graf's long-standing record of 22 Grand Slam wins after defeating Germany's Angelique Kerber 7-5, 6-3 in the Wimbledon final on Saturday.
Wimbledon: Mahut-Herbert win all-French men's double final
Nicolas Mahut and Pierre-Hughes Herbert won the Wimbledon men's doubles title after a straight sets win over fellow French duo Julien Benneteau and Edouard Roger-Vasselin on Saturday.
Wimbledon: 'Workaholic' Murray ready to dodge Raonic's missiles
Since Andy Murray's memory is as razor sharp as his service returns, he will not have forgotten the parting shot he received from Milos Raonic when they last played.
'Pained' Serena Williams speaks out on Dallas shooting
'I don't think that the answer is to continue to shoot our young black men in the United States. It's just unfortunate. Also, obviously violence is not the answer of solving it. The shooting in Dallas was very sad. No one deserves to lose their life, doesn't matter what color they are, where they're from. We're all human'
Serena avenges Aus Open loss to Kerber and equals Graf's win record
It was third time lucky for American Serena Williams as she finally matched Steffi Graf's professional era record of 22 grand slam singles titles by beating Angelique Kerber to claim a seventh Wimbledon crown on Saturday.
List of Wimbledon women's singles champions
Following Serena Williams's win over Angelique Kerber for her 7th Wimbledon crown, here is a list of Wimbledon women's singles champions since 1922:
The greatest: Listing Serena Williams's 22 grand slam singles titles
Following is a list of American Serena Williams' 22 grand slam singles titles as she equalled Steffi Graf's professional era record with victory at Wimbledon on Saturday
The indefatigable Serena Williams: Slam number 22 and counting...
American Serena Williams won her seventh Wimbledon singles crown, and equalled the professional era record of 22 grand slam titles, with a 7-5, 6-3 victory over Germany's Angelique Kerber on Saturday:
Serena downs Kerber to win Wimbledon title, equals Graf's record
Serena Williams beat Germany's Angelique Kerber 7-5, 6-3 to claim a seventh Wimbledon singles title and equal Steffi Graf's professional era record of 22 grand slam singles crowns on Saturday.
What makes Murray the big favourite to win Wimbledon
Canadian Milos Raonic will not be the only man experiencing something new on Wimbledon's Centre Court on Sunday -- for the first time Britain's Andy Murray will start a Grand Slam final as favourite after crushing Tomas Berdych in the semis.
History calls as Serena and Kerber face off in Wimbledon final
The showdown will see world number one Serena Williams try to equal Steffi Graf's professional era record of 22 Grand Slam singles titles, while Angelique Kerber will seek to become the first German woman to lift the Wimbledon singles crown since her idol Graf 20 years ago.
Time waits for no man, not even Federer
July 08, 2016Wimbledon: Raonic stuns Federer, meets Murray in final
Milos Raonic made Roger Federer feel his age on Friday as the Canadian sharp-shooter bombarded Centre Court with a succession of 140 mph missiles to flatten the seven-times champion and reach his first grand slam final in five gripping sets.
Who said what after Federer's Wimbledon exit
World No.3 Roger Federer was knocked out of Wimbledon semifinal by sixth seeded Milos Raonic.
Wimbledon: Federer stunned; Raonic, Murray to clash in final
Canadian Milos Raonic recovered to upset seven-times champion Roger Federer 6-3 6-7(3) 4-6 7-5 6-3 at Wimbledon to reach his first grand slam final on Friday.
PHOTOS: Beckham, Bradley Cooper on Wimbledon's celebrity court
Wimbedon, which is considered as the top tennis tournament in the world is drawing to it's business end.
No escaping Serena for beaten Vesnina
After a 48-minute battering at the hands of Serena Williams on Wimbledon's Centre Court on Thursday, the last words Elena Vesnina probably wanted to hear were 'see you later'.
Indian challenge ends at Wimbledon
India's miserable campaign at the Wimbledon ended as defending mixed doubles champions Leander Paes and Martina Hingis were knocked out in the third round by scratch pair of Britain's Heather Watson and Finland's Henri Kontinen, who played their first match together.
Wimbledon outfits: The short and sweet of 2016
Check out the various outfits that caused controversy during the tournament.
I'll be back for my 20th Wimbledon, says Venus Williams
Venus Williams is planning to return to Wimbledon next year to make her 20th appearance confident in the belief that there is no such thing in life as impossible.
July 07, 2016Kerber confident she can beat Serena in final showdown
Germany's Angelique Kerber said she felt confident about facing Serena Williams in Saturday's Wimbledon final after beating the world number one in Australia earlier this year, and warned: I'm even more dangerous on grass.
Serena on verge of 22nd major, again, after thrashing Vesnina
A Champagne cork popped somewhere on Centre Court four games into Serena Williams's Wimbledon semi-final and while it was a tad premature, her 6-2 6-0 thrashing of Elena Vesnina suggested she could celebrating something special come Saturday.
I'm scared for my life, says Bartoli after picking up a mystery virus
Former Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli is suffering from a virus that forced her withdrawal from an invitational event at the grand slam tournament in London and has her fearing for her life.
Serena wants equal prize money for women
Serena Williams was forced to go on the attack once again to defend equal prize money after she reached a ninth Wimbledon final in a new record time.
Euro 2016: We've only just to begun to live, believes Bale
Wales will move higher than their richer rivals and neighbours England when the new FIFA rankings are announced after Euro 2016, the first sign for what, many predict, will be a bright future after they made history at the tournament.
Serena thrashes Vesnina, meets Kerber in Wimbledon final
Serena Williams thrashed unseeded Russian Elena Vesnina 6-2, 6-0 to reach a ninth Wimbledon final on Thursday.
Berdych stands in the way of Murray and Wimbledon final
Tomas Berdych gets a shot on Friday at his second Grand Slam final in 52 attempts, but the perennial top-10 player from the Czech Republic will not shed any tears if he makes it but fails to lift the Wimbledon crown -- provided he gives his all.
Is Murray one of the greatest grasscourt players?
Slowly but surely Andy Murray is scratching his name alongside the all-time grasscourt greats on Wimbledon's hallowed lawns.
Wimbledon: How did Federer get out of that? Unbelievable
When Roger Federer stood on the dusty baseline with the scoreboard showing he was trailing Marin Cilic 6-7 4-6 3-3 0-40, it looked like the man with the dodgy back was about to disappear into a giant Wimbledon sinkhole.
Wimbledon: Cilic 'regrets' defeat against Federer
Having let three match points slide in the fourth set against Roger Federer on Centre Court, Marin Cilic may be forgiven for wanting to rewind the video and replay the key moments again.
July 06, 2016Wimbledon: Kerber and Vesnina out to halt march of Williams sisters
It would be hard to bet against the Williams sisters meeting in their first Wimbledon final since 2009, but Angelique Kerber and Elena Vesnina won't just be making up the numbers in the last four on Thursday.
Wimbledon: Federer stages epic fightback to beat Cilic
Roger Federer put his global army of "Fed-Head" fans through the wringer for four nerve-shredding sets before he kept alive his pursuit of a record eighth Wimbledon title with a 6-7(4) 4-6 6-3 7-6(9) 6-3 win over Marin Cilic the quarter-finals on Wednesday.
July 05, 2016Rafael Nadal on track to compete at Rio Olympics
Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal is recovering well from a left wrist injury and is on track to compete at the Olympics in Rio, his doctor said on Tuesday.
PHOTOS: Serena, Venus remain on course for final showdown
Serena Williams battered Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-4, 6-4 in the quarter-finals at Wimbledon on Tuesday, seizing on moments of weakness from the Russian to ram home her advantage.
Wimbledon: Toilet break denied, players threaten to urinate on court
Pablo Cuevas and playing partner Marcel Granollers held a sit-down protest at Wimbledon after they received warnings for threatening to urinate in a can and blasting a ball out of the court when the Uruguayan was refused a toilet break.
Serena backs off threat to 'sue' Wimbledon organisers
Serena Williams made the most of a break in her match against 13th seed Svetlana Kuznetsova on Monday, when the Centre Court roof was closed after she threatened to sue organisers if she fell and injured herself on the slippery turf.
Is Nick Kyrgios 'pretty pathetic' or 'little soft' to win Grand Slams?
Nick Kyrgios himself gave a typically unvarnished verdict: 'Pretty pathetic'.
Federer's suggestion to end marathon sets
Roger Federer thinks a tie-breaker at 12-12 would be the best compromise following calls for Wimbledon to step into line with the US Open and scrap long deciding sets.
Cibulkova wedding plans uncertain after advancing at Wimbledon
Slovakia's Dominika Cibulkova may have to postpone her wedding on Saturday after reaching the quarter-finals at Wimbledon with a rip-roaring victory over third seed Agnieszka Radwanska.
July 04, 2016India at Wimbledon: Paes, Sania march forth; mixed day for Bopanna
Defending champions Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis brushed aside Christina Mchale and Jelena Ostapenko to move into the quarter-finals of the Wimbledon Championships on Monday.
Wimbledon PIX: Federer, Serena in quarters, injured Nishikori retires
Croatian ninth seed Marin Cilic reached the Wimbledon quarter-finals for the third year running after Kei Nishikori quit with a rib injury midway through their fourth round match on Monday.
Wimbledon's much sought-after towels made in India!
Welspun India Ltd bought British towel manufacturer Christy in 2006. And since then they have been manufacturing all the towels for the tournament at their facility in Vapi, Gujarat.
Kyrgios must avoid physical battle against Murray: Hewitt
Nick Kyrgios has the weapons to beat Andy Murray in their Wimbledon fourth-round clash on Monday but must play the match on his own terms, according to former champion Lleyton Hewitt.
Kuznetsova says politics behind Russia's athletics ban for Rio Olympics
Russian tennis player Svetlana Kuznetsova blamed politics for the decision to ban her country's track and field athletes from the Rio Olympics and said it was unfair to group them all together as doping cheats.
Three hundred up and counting as Serena powers through
World number one Serena Williams kept her Wimbledon title defence on track on Sunday, downing Germany's Annika Beck 6-3, 6-0 with a crushing display of power and booming serves to chalk up her 300th grand slam victory.
July 03, 2016Indians at Wimbledon: Sania-Martina ease into third round; Paes out
Top seeds Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis breezed into the women's third round with a 6-3, 6-1 win over the Japanese pairing of Eri Hozumi and Miyu Kato at the Wimbledon championships on Sunday.
Wimbledon PIX: Serena races past Beck; Tsonga survives, Del Potro out
World No 1 Serena Williams kept her Wimbledon title defence on track on Sunday, downing Germany's Annika Beck 6-3, 6-0 with a crushing display of power and booming serves.
Cibulkova on a roll, while Bouchard loses her cool
Slovakia's Dominika Cibulkova is on an eight-match winning roll on grass she hopes will continue deep into the second week of Wimbledon.
Laver's record safe as Djokovic feels weight of history
Serena Williams knows how tough it is to reach tennis's Holy Grail by winning all four majors in a year and Novak Djokovic does too after his quest fell short on Saturday.
Factbox: Ten big men's shocks at Wimbledon
American Sam Querry became the latest Wimbledon giant slayer on Saturday as he beat defending champion Novak Djokovic 7-6(6) 6-1 3-6 7-6(5) in the third round.
July 02, 2016Querrey just overpowered me; says Djokovic after shock exit
Novak Djokovic is fallible after all, as American powerhouse Sam Querrey proved in stunning fashion to stop the Serb's seemingly unstoppable charge towards a calendar year grand slam at a rain-hit Wimbledon on Saturday.
Santina begin title defence in style; Bopanna wins
Rohan Bopanna and his Romanian partner Florin Mergea advanced to the pre-quarterfinals of the rain-hit Wimbledon Championships after a straight set win over Andrej Martin and Hans Podlipnik-Castillo in London on Saturday.
Djokovic stunned by Querrey in the third round of Wimbledon
Novak Djokovic is fallible after all, as American powerhouse Sam Querrey proved in stunning fashion to stop the Serb's seemingly unstoppable charge towards a calendar year grand slam at a rain-hit Wimbledon on Saturday.
Wimbledon: Djokovic knocked out by Querrey; Murray wins
Defending champion Novak Djokovic was beaten 7-6(6) 6-1 3-6 7-6(5) by American Sam Querrey in the Wimbledon third round on Saturday.
Giggs quits Manchester United after 29 years at the club
Ryan Giggs announced that he will leave Manchester United to pursue his desire to be a manager.
Wimbledon 2016: Paes, Bopanna ease into second round
Indian tennis star Leander Paes and his Polish partner Marcin Matkowski cruised into the second round of the men's doubles event at Wimbledon.
Old guy Federer thanks the luck of the draw at Wimbledon
For a seven-time champion who is a month shy of his 35th birthday, and is known to have a dodgy back, fate could not have dealt Roger Federer a better hand this week as he became the first, and so far only, man to reach the Wimbledon fourth round.
Del Potro returns from wilderness to knock out Wawrinka
Juan Martin Del Potro, world number 165, was feeling "so alive" that by the time the match hit the mid-way point of the second set, Stan Wawrinka did not know what had hit him.
Saved by the rain, Djokovic's hopes hanging by a thread at Wimbledon
Novak Djokovic's hopes of a calendar year Grand Slam are hanging by a thread as he slipped two sets down to big-serving American Sam Querrey before rain stopped their Wimbledon third- round clash in London, on Friday.
Kyrgios involved in heated row with journalists at Wimbledon
Nick Kyrgios was involved in a heated row in his post-match news conference after being questioned about his behaviour during his five-set victory over Dustin Brown at Wimbledon on Friday.
July 01, 2016PHOTOS: Del Potro knocks out Wawrinka, Serena and Venus survive
The Argentine, making his first appearance at Wimbledon since reaching the semi-finals in 2013, held aloft his arms in triumph after condemning twice Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka to his earliest defeat at the All England Club for three years.
Injured Yuki pulls out of Davis Cup tie against Korea
Yuki Bhambri opted out of the upcoming Davis Cup match against Korea Republic after failing to recover from an elbow injury. His withdrawal will hand Ramkumar Ramanathan his debut in men's tennis' premier international team event.
Venus Williams accuses Wimbledon of sex discrimination
Venus Williams accused Wimbledon officials of discriminating against its women champions and wants "equality" when it comes to scheduling matches on its two biggest showcourts.
June 30, 2016Furious Troicki joins Wimbledon hall of shame
A hot-headed Viktor Troicki added his name to Wimbledon's hall of shame on Thursday after he blew his top at umpire Damiano Torella following an over-rule in the dying seconds of his second-round defeat by Spain's Albert Ramos-Vinolas.
PHOTOS: French Open champ Muguruza knocked out, Murray advances
Second seed Garbine Muguruza, bidding to add the Wimbledon crown to her French Open title, was sensationally beaten in the second round on Thursday by Slovakian qualifier Jana Cepelova 6-3, 6-2 in the shock of the tournament so far.
June 29, 2016Wimbledon: Djokovic continues ruthless march; Federer wins
Novak Djokovic brushed past France's Adrian Mannarino 6-4 6-3 7-6(5) on Wednesday to book his place in the third round of Wimbledon.
Why Serena will go 'super protected' to Rio
Serena Williams is intent on defending her Olympic titles in Rio and finds it sad that several athletes will miss out on an 'amazing' experience because of worries about the Zika virus.
June 28, 2016PHOTOS: Kuznetsova dumps out Wozniacki, Serena and Murray advance
A summary of Tuesday's play at Wimbledon.
The greatest player ever at Wimbledon
'One year Borg worked on his serve, another year on the slice, the third year on his grip.'
World number 772 Willis wins in Wimbledon dreamland
World number 772 Marcus Willis proved the unlikeliest of home Wimbledon heroes on Monday, sealing a fairytale 6-3 6-3 6-4 victory over Ricardas Berankis, ranked more than 700 places up above him.
June 27, 2016Wimbledon: Djokovic's solid start to title defence; Federer advances
Photos from the Wimbledon matches on Day 1
Banned tennis star Sharapova is off to Harvard Business School
Five-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova is putting her time away from tennis to good use.
June 26, 2016"Pressure? What pressure?," asks Serena Williams at Wimbledon
Serena Williams gave little away on Sunday as she assessed her chances of retaining her Wimbledon title -- and dismissed suggestions that she is under any pressure.
Novak Djokovic focused on Wimbledon defence
On court Novak Djokovic is taking tennis to extraordinary new levels with his single-minded obsession with winning; off it the Serbian is more than happy to share power.
June 25, 2016Wawrinka adds former Wimbledon champ Krajicek to coaching team
Yet to feel completely at home on the Wimbledon lawns, Stan Wawrinka became the latest player to jump on the super-coach bandwagon by joining forces with former All England Club champion Richard Krajicek this month.
Cibulkova wins first grass title at Eastbourne
Slovakia's Dominika Cibulkova warmed up for Wimbledon with her first grasscourt title, beating in-form Czech Karolina Pliskova 7-5 6-3 at the Aegon International in Eastbourne on Saturday.
Paes and Bopanna likely to clash in Wimbledon pre-quarters
Leander Paes and Rohan Bopanna, who will represent India at the Rio Olympics as a team, may clash against each other at the Wimbledon pre-quarterfinals as they have been drawn in the top half of the draw at the men's doubles event.
Federer ready to put 'one stupid move' behind him
All it took was "one stupid move" for Roger Federer's season to fall into an abyss.
High on grass, Tomic raring to go at Wimbledon
Australia's Bernard Tomic thinks he is playing some of the best grasscourt tennis of his career and is in a good place off the court as he heads into the Wimbledon championships main draw for the seventh time.
PHOTOS: Stars of women's tennis glitter at pre-Wimbledon bash
When it comes to tennis parties, there is none bigger than the WTA Pre-Wimbledon Party. Check out some images from the party.
June 24, 2016Cibulkova works overtime to reach Eastbourne final
Slovakia's Dominika Cibulkova stunned top seed Agniezka Radwanska and then trounced Monica Puig to reach the Aegon International at Eastbourne on Friday.
Djokovic to play wildcard Ward in Wimbledon first round
Roger Federer, who missed the French Open through injury, plays Guido Pella in the first round. Second seed Andy Murray faces an all-British first round against wildcard Liam Broady. Fourth seed Stan Wawrinka, Murray's prospective semi-final opponent, begins against American teenager Taylor Fritz.
The real reason behind Eugenie Bouchard's slump
Former Wimbledon runner-up Eugenie Bouchard's slide down the tennis rankings had nothing to do with any eating disorder, the Canadian said on Thursday.
Why Serena Williams is stuck on 21?
The peak remains tantalisingly close for Serena Williams but negotiating the final incline to a record-equalling 22nd Grand Slam singles title is proving the trickiest of all.
Serena concerned over Zika outbreak
Tennis star Serena Williams says she is concerned about the Zika outbreak ahead of August's Rio Olympics, but has faith in the support team dealing with worries about the mosquito-carried virus.
June 23, 2016Ramkumar, Raja-Sharan pair out of Wimbledon qualifiers
Ramkumar Ramanthan played his heart out before losing a tight second round singles match while Purav Raja and Divij Sharan bowed out of the men's doubles in the first round of the qualifiers at Wimbledon on Thursday.
Djokovic planning to go; Berdych undecided on Rio Olympics
World number nine tennis player Tomas Berdych has said he is undecided whether to compete at the 2016 Rio Olympics because of health fears over the Zika virus.
Murray re-hiring Lendl no surprise: Djokovic
World number one Novak Djokovic's brow may have furrowed slightly when he heard Andy Murray had teamed up again with former coach Ivan Lendl but he certainly was not surprised.
June 22, 2016Wimbledon: Djokovic, Murray seeded for final showdown
Defending champion Serena Williams is the top seed in the women's draw. The American will be looking to equal Steffi Graf's Open era record by sealing a 22nd Grand Slam triumph.
Why McEnroe's coaching relationship with Murray won't last long?
John McEnroe feels world number two Andy Murray has a temper like him and a coaching relationship with the British player would not have lasted very long.
Jankovic hopes Mallorca tonic can lead to upturn at Wimbledon
After a season plagued with injuries and a health scare Jelena Jankovic, perhaps more than anyone, needed the tonic of a few days soaking up the Mallorcan sunshine last week.
June 21, 2016When Vijay Amritraj blew his chance for Wimbledon glory
At a time when Indian tennis fans are content with success in doubles competitions, few are aware that Vijay Amritraj was within grasp of the singles crown at Wimbledon.
Sharapova owed apology from WADA, her lawyer says
Maria Sharapova's lawyer blasted WADA chief Craig Reedie for making remarks about the five-times grand slam champion at a conference in London on Monday and said the Russian tennis player was owed an apology.
Ex-tennis star Bob Hewitt granted bail to appeal rape sentence
A South African high court on Monday granted disgraced former grand slam doubles champion Bob Hewitt bail while his lawyers appeal a six year sentence for rape and sexual assault handed to the former tennis star in 2015.
June 20, 2016Leander Paes, legend
'He will always be an enigma.'
Halle Open: Mayer puts injury struggles behind him to win title
Florian Mayer put more than a year of injury problems behind him to secure a 6-2, 5-7, 6-3 victory over teenager Alexander Zverev in an all-German final at the Halle Open on Sunday.
June 19, 2016Murray downs Raonic to win record fifth Queen's Club title
Andy Murray became the first player to hold aloft the super-sized Queen's Club trophy for a fifth time after he beat Canadian big-server Milos Raonic 6-7(5) 6-4 6-3 in the final of the Aegon Championships on Sunday.
June 18, 2016Halle Open: Teenage starlet Zverev dethrones Federer
Roger Federer's bid to win a ninth Halle Open title was ended in the semi-final on Saturday by teenage German Alexander Zverev, who defeated the 17-time Grand Slam champion 7-6(4), 5-7, 6-3.
June 16, 2016Can Murray end Djokovic's 'golden slam' dream?
Andy Murray has what it takes to ruin Novak Djokovic's dreams of sweeping to a 'golden slam', coach Ivan Lendl has said as the Scot prepares for another tilt at the Wimbledon title.
Federer makes winning start in Halle, injured Nishikori out
Swiss tennis maestro Roger Federer stepped up his bid for a record ninth Halle grasscourt title with a straight sets victory over Germany's Jan-Lennard Struff in the opening round on Wednesday.
June 15, 2016Queen's Club: Raonic off to a winning start under gaze of McEnroe
Third seed Milos Raonic edged past Australia's Nick Kyrgios in a rain-delayed Aegon Championships first round showdown at Queen's Club on Wednesday as new coach John McEnroe watched on.
'Sania-Bopanna at Rio is a practical decision'
Why did the AITA pair Sania Mirza with Rohan Bopanna for the mixed doubles at the Olympics?
June 14, 2016Lendl's reunion with Murray no threat to Djokovic at Wimbledon: Henman
Former Britain No 1 Tim Henman has picked top-ranked Novak Djokovic as favourite for the Wimbledon, the third major of the season.
Queen's Club: Murray downs Mahut in front of Lendl, Wawrinka out
Stan Wawrinka's new union with coaching consultant Richard Krajicek got off to the worst possible start as he lost 6-2, 7-6 (3) to Fernando Verdasco in the first round of the Aegon Championships on Tuesday.
Maria Sharapova appeals against two-year doping ban
Five-times grand slam champion Maria Sharapova is seeking to have her two-year doping ban wiped out or reduced as she lodged an appeal with the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on Tuesday.
'Paes, Bopanna have differences, but India comes first'
'The best bet for Indian tennis to win a medal at the Olympics would be having Leander and Bopanna together.'
June 13, 2016Thiem proves a man for all surfaces
Austrian Dominic Thiem became the first player to capture titles on three different surfaces this year when he finished off Philipp Kohlschreiber to win the Mercedes Cup in Stuttgart on Monday.
Murray hopes Lendl holds key to end Djokovic's dominance
Confirming his reunion with Ivan Lendl, world number two Andy Murray hopes that his decision to rejoin forces with his former coach would play a major role in the battle to end top-ranked Novak Djokovic's reign.
June 12, 2016Murray is committed for the long haul with Lendl
Britain's Andy Murray has reunited with former coach Ivan Lendl as the World number two prepares for another tilt at the Wimbledon title.
Murray and Lendl to team up again
World number two Andy Murray is reuniting with his former coach Ivan Lendl and the two will work together at Queen's Club on Monday, the Scot said in a statement.
June 11, 2016'To play for the flag has always been the greatest inspiration for me'
Leander Paes, the winner of 18 Grand Slam titles, will make his seventh Olympic appearance after he was named as Rohan Bopanna's partner for the men's doubles by the All India Tennis Association on Saturday.
History beckons Paes as Bopanna agrees to play with him at Rio Olympics
Leander Paes will make it to his seventh Olympic Games after the All India Tennis Association on Saturday announced that that the veteran would partner Rohan Bopanna in the men's doubles at the Rio Games in August.
June 10, 2016Paes won't be picked for Korea Davis Cup tie
The All India Tennis Association may be backing Leander Paes to the hilt in him making the squad for the Rio Olympics, but the veteran star will not be picked in the Davis Cup team despite showing late interest in competing in the Asia/Oceania Group I tie against Korea Republic next month.
Wawrinka to work with Krajicek for grasscourt season
World number five Stanislas Wawrinka has added former Wimbledon champion Richard Krajicek to his coaching team for the grasscourt season, the Swiss player said on Friday.
Bopanna dares to end Paes's Rio dream, but AITA won't listen
Bopanna is justified in picking a partner of his choice since rules permit him to do so, but at the same time it holds true that even if Bopanna had ended up at No. 11 in the world rankings on the cut-off date, he and Paes, with their combined ranking, would have made the draw by a margin if not comfortably.
Paes's Rio hopes crash as Bopanna chooses Myneni
India's tennis star Rohan Bopanna picked young Saketh Myneni over the legendary Leander Paes as his choice of partner for the men's doubles event at the Rio Games, on Friday.
June 09, 2016Rafael Nadal out of Wimbledon due to wrist injury
Twice former champion Rafael Nadal will not play at this year's Wimbledon due to the wrist injury that forced the Spaniard out of the French Open, he said on Thursday.
Has Sania opted for Bopanna over Paes at Rio Olympics?
She was forced to partner Leander Paes during the 2012 Olympic Games in London but this time around World No. 1 doubles player Sania Mirza claimed she has 'conveyed' her decision to the All India Tennis Federation about her preferred mixed doubles partner at the Rio Games.
Sharapova won it all in the Serena era
The glittering career of Russian former World No 1 Maria Sharapova was in tatters after she was given a two-year ban by the International Tennis Federation. Check out the high points in her career...
June 08, 2016Sharapova says will appeal two-year ban
Maria Sharapova will appeal a two-year ban for doping imposed by the International Tennis Federation on Wednesday.
Sharapova's great fall: From most followed athlete to two-year doping ban
Factbox on Russia's Maria Sharapova who was banned until January 2018 on Wednesday after testing positive for the banned drug meldonium at this year's Australian Open.
Sharapova banned for two years for positive drug test
Russian former world number one Maria Sharapova was suspended for two years by the International Tennis Federation on Wednesday following her positive test for banned drug meldonium at this year's Australian Open.
Federer to face fearless American teen Fritz
Teenager Taylor Fritz earned the chance to face his hero Roger Federer after the American defeated an unranked French qualifier on Tuesday to reach the second round in Stuttgart.
June 07, 2016We definitely don't want a repeat of London: Leander Paes
His participation at the Rio Olympics still shrouded in suspense, veteran Indian tennis star Leander Paes does not want another acrimonious build up to the Games, hoping that India will send its "best" team to the quadrennial extravaganza.
Should Murray team up with Lendl again? Yes, thinks McEnroe
French open runner-up Andy Murray should consider re-hiring Ivan Lendl as his coach ahead of Wimbledon, according to American seven-times grand slam champion John McEnroe.
June 06, 2016Federer fit and ready to return in Stuttgart
Roger Federer is optimistic his back is on the mend as he prepares to return to action in the Wimbledon warm-up event on Stuttgart's grass courts this week.
Bopanna back in Top-10, secures direct entry for Rio Games
Rohan Bopanna secured a direct entry into the men's doubles at the Rio Olympics after officially returning to the top-10 in the ATP men's doubles rankings on Monday.
Paes may have to skip mixed doubles to play in seventh Olympics
The 42-year-old Leander Paes's dream of appearing in a record seventh Olympics may remain just that if Rohan Bopanna decides to play with a player ranked lower than the world No 46.
Rod Laver leads applause for Djokovic
Australian tennis great Rod Laver has wished Novak Djokovic luck in matching his feat of securing all four Grand Slams in a calendar year, a day after the Serb secured ownership of all four of the sport's major titles.
The best of French Open in pictures...
After two weeks of intriguing tennis where the world's best fought hard to assert their dominance on clay, we have the champions out there.
Career Grand Slam done, Djokovic believes Calendar slam 'achievable'
'Whether or not I can reach a calendar slam, that's still a possibility. But I don't think about it right now. Right now I just try to enjoy this experience of winning the trophy that I had never won before'
5-2 loss record and an unexpected final berth, Murray's fate was sealed
For Andy Murray, reaching Sunday's French Open final was a bonus, but he was in no mood to look for silver linings in the aftermath of yet another grand slam reverse at the hands of Novak Djokovic.
Making peace with this fact made Djokovic the best
The moment Novak Djokovic accepted that being part of the Roger Federer/Rafael Nadal era was a chance, not a curse, everything improved for him.
Former Roland Garros king Guga on new French Open champ Djokovic
As the holder since Sunday of all four grand slam titles, Novak Djokovic has no equal in tennis, but as an artist he isn't quite up to scratch -- or so said perennial Roland Garros favourite Gustavo Kuerten.
June 05, 2016Lopez and Lopez break Grand Slam duck in Paris
Marc Lopez and Feliciano Lopez made Saturday in Paris a day to remember for Spain as they beat American twins Bob and Mike Bryan, the most successful doubles pairing in Grand Slam history, to win the French Open crown.
The real Serena finally shows up but it's all in vain
The real Serena Williams finally turned up at the French Open on Saturday in pursuit of a 22nd Grand Slam singles title but it was to no avail as she lost to a tenacious opponent who beat her at her own power game.
June 04, 2016Here's a complete list of French Open champions
List of French Open women's singles champions
All you need to know about French Open champ Garbine Muguruza
Spain's Garbine Muguruza beat Serena Williams 7-5, 6-4 to win the French Open on Saturday and claim her first Grand Sam title. Take a look at the career of the 22-year-old.
French Open: Muguruza stuns Serena Williams to win women's final
Spanish fourth seed Garbine Muguruza claimed her maiden Grand Slam title when she beat World No 1 and defending champion Serena Williams 7-5, 6-4 in the French Open final on Saturday.
Blockbuster Paris final! Djokovic, Murray eye milestones
An 18-year rivalry will play out its next gripping chapter at Roland Garros as Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic eye up a French Open final in which milestones galore will be on the line.
Survivor Andy Murray proves he is a force on clay
When Andy Murray was dragged to five sets in the opening round of the French Open and then again in the second, it was hard to believe this would be the year when the Scot could end Britain's 81-year wait for a men's Roland Garros champion.
Will Serena win her 22nd Major with the French Open crown?
Garbine Muguruza's chances of winning her maiden grand slam title -- and achieving the rare feat of beating Serena Williams twice in three years at Roland Garros -- may well depend on which version of the world number one turns up on Sunday.
June 03, 2016Paes-Hingis rally to win their first French Open mixed doubles title
Leander Paes and Martina Hingis beat Sania Mirza and Ivan Dodig to win the French Open mixed doubles final at Roland Garros on Friday.
French Open: Murray downs Wawrinka, to face Djokovic in final
Britain's Andy Murray knocked out defending French Open champion Stan Wawrinka 6-4, 6-2, 4-6, 6-2 in the semi-finals on Friday to reach his first Roland Garros final where he will face world number one Novak Djokovic.
Serena, Muguruza to clash in French Open final
Serena Williams overcame a gritty challenge from unseeded Dutchwoman Kiki Bertens, winning 7-6(7), 6-4, to reach the French Open final, in Paris, on Friday. She will meet Garbine Muguruza, who reached her second Grand Slam final when she beat Australia's Samantha Stosur 6-2, 6-4 in the first semi-final at Roland Garros.
3 reasons why Murray has best chance to win French Open
Britain's Andy Murray has his best chance of winning the French Open this year, according to American great John McEnroe.
Djokovic, Serena face overtime in Paris
World number ones Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams will feel like they are working overtime on Friday when organisers cram all four semi-finals into a single session to try and ensure a rain-ravaged tournament ends on schedule.
Australia's No. 1 Kyrgios pulls out of Rio Olympics
Australia's number one tennis player Nick Kyrgios has blamed "unfair and unjust treatment" at the hands of his country's Olympic Committee for his decision not take part in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
Wet Roland Garros will suit underdogs, expect new champion at French Open
If there is a new member of the grand slam champions' club this weekend, nobody should be surprised -- the conditions at this year's sodden, chilly French Open suit the underdog.
French Open: Sania-Dodig to face Paes-Martina in mixed doubles final
Indian tennis stars Sania Mirza and Leander Paes will battle it out for the French Open mixed doubles title with their respective partners, having won their semi-final matches on Thursday.
June 02, 2016Berdych slams French Open's decision to stop play
French Open organisers, having been criticised for allegedly ensuring the players stayed on court in the rain, came under fire for sending them back to the dressing room on Thursday.
French Open PIX: It's Djokovic vs Thiem in semis; Serena staggers ahead
Photos from the French Open matches played at the Roland Garros on Thursday
Sania, Paes in French Open mixed doubles semis
India's Sania Mirza and Croatia's Ivan Dodig moved into the semi-finals of the mixed doubles at the French Open beating Yung-Jan Chan/Max Mirnyi.
June 01, 2016Injured Nadal withdraws from Queen's Championship
Fourteen-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal on Wednesday pulled out of the Queen's club grass-court tournament, due to wrist injury.
Quarter-finalist Djokovic hits US $100 million jackpot at French Open
World No 1 Novak Djokovic, on Wednesday, became the first player to earn more than US$100 million in prize money after progressing through to the quarter-finals of the French Open in Paris.
French Open: Sania-Dodig fight back to enter mixed-doubles quarters
India's Sania Mirza and her Croatian partner Ivan Dodig rallied from a set down to enter the French Open mixed-doubles quarter-finals at Roland Garros on Wednesday.
French Open: Murray, Wawrinka to meet in semis; Djokovic, Serena advance
Images from Wednesday's matches at Roland Garros
French Open organisers under fire as backlog grows
Fans spent more time looking at the murky Parisian sky than watching tennis on Tuesday as French Open organisers were accused of "not caring about the players" after the event was disrupted by more rain following the previous day's washout.
May 31, 2016French Open PIX: Djoko back on top before rain stops play, Radwanska exits
Sam Stosur powered into the French Open quarter-finals with a 7-6(0), 6-3 win against Simona Halep in Paris on Tuesday, adapting better to damp and heavy conditions than her higher-ranked Romanian opponent.
Murray ponders over Rio participation despite Zika concerns
World number two Andy Murray is planning to participate in the forthcoming Rio Olympics in order to defend his Olympic gold medal despite growing concerns over the rapid spread of Zika virus in Brazil.
Why 'SanTina Slam' dream shattered on clay
For all their success together, the red dirt isn't Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis' most favourite surface.
Can people keep their opinions to themselves please: Kyrgios
Former Wimbledon champion Pat Cash has urged Nick Kyrgios to cut out distractions such as social media and practise harder to fulfil his potential, but the Australian firebrand responded by telling Cash to mind his own business -- via Twitter.
May 30, 2016Rain washes out day's play at French Open, first time in 16 years
Persistent rain showers accompanied by a flood warning washed out the entire day's play at the French Open on Monday for the first time since 2000.
Djokovic on brink of $100million-prize money earnings
World number one Novak Djokovic is on verge to become the first man to win US$100 million in prize money as he aims to book his place in the quarter-finals of the French Open for the 10th time.
May 29, 2016Mirza-Hingis lose chance to complete 'Santina Slam'
Martina Hingis and Sania Mirza lost their cool as their hopes of holding all four grand slam titles were dashed following a 6-3, 6-2 defeat by Czech duo Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova in the third round of the French Open on Sunday.
US dark horse Rogers is outside her comfort zone...
When this year's French Open draw was made just over a week ago, American Shelby Rogers was right near the back of the queue, just avoiding the qualifiers by scraping in on the direct entry list.
Meet this new Spanish left-hander in French Open quarters...
A Spanish left-hander moved into the quarter-finals of the French Open on Sunday. No surprise there, although his name was not Rafael Nadal but Albert Ramos-Vinolas.
French Open: Bopanna-Mergea rally to reach doubles quarters
Indian tennis ace Rohan Bopanna and his Romanian partner Florin Mergea produced a spirited fight back as they have booked their place in the quarter-finals of the French Open at the Roland Garros in Paris on Sunday.
French Open PIX: Wawrinka, Murray reach quarters; Raonic ousted
Garbine Muguruza reached the French Open quarter-finals for the third year in a row when a solid display earned her a 6-3, 6-4 victory against former champion Svetlana Kuznetsova.
Djokovic, Serena and their stand on tackling Zika at Rio Games
Novak Djokovic urged people to think about Brazilians who are having to live with the Zika outbreak on a daily basis rather than worrying about how the situation might affect those travelling to the country for the Rio Olympics in August.
When Serena failed to convert 11 of the 12 break points!
The imposter who did turn up got dragged into a two hour 11 minute tussle in which she failed to convert 11 of the 12 break points that fell her way.
May 28, 2016Paes-Hingis knock out fourth seeds, enter mixed doubles quarters
India's Leander Paes and his Swiss partner Martina Hingis moved a step closer to their first French Open crown together as they breezed into the mixed doubles quarter-finals after dispatching fourth seeds Yaroslav Shvedova and Florin Mergea.
French Open PHOTOS: Serena survives Mladenovic test, Ivanovic out
Holder Serena Williams survived her toughest challenge yet at this year's French Open as she battled into the fourth round with a 6-4, 7-6(10) win over Frenchwoman Kristina Mladenovic in a rain-disrupted match on Saturday.
Justine understands what I feel...that's the main key: Svitolina
Ana Ivanovic's hopes of adding to her 2008 French Open success ended rather tamely on Saturday as she was beaten by Justine Henin's new charge, Ukrainian 18th seed Elina Svitolina, in the third round on Saturday.
Want more spotlight? Get better, Bacsinszky tells women
Timea Bacsinszky has a simple message for women players wanting more of the media spotlight - get better.
Paes could soon be 6th in list of most doubles victories
Gunning for a record seventh appearance at the Olympics this year, one more milestone beckons veteran Indian tennis star Leander Paes which is a testament to his longevity on the professional circuit.
Murray aware of Nadal injury during practice last week
Seven-times grand slam champion John McEnroe called Nadal's latest injury "extremely disappointing".
May 27, 2016Wrist injury forces Rafael Nadal to pull out of French Open
Nine-times French Open champion Rafael Nadal has pulled out of the French Open on Friday because of a wrist injury.
French Open PHOTOS: Murray, Halep advance; Kvitova bows out
Photos from French Open matches played at the Roland Garros on Friday
Wins for Paes, Sania and Bopanna at French Open
Paes, Bopanna in men's doubles 3rd round
Venus counting her blessings as she advances at Roland Garros
The French Open has not produced a lot of happy memories for Venus Williams in recent times, but now that she's reached the third round for the first time in six years, the American hopes her 2016 adventure won't come to an abrupt end.
The saddest moment of Nadal's career was...
Rafael Nadal knows only too well what it's like to miss out on playing at the Olympics, hence he does not understand why so many of his fellow tennis professionals are turning their backs on the Rio Games in August.
A day in the life of a globe-trotting Ana Ivanovic...
Ivanovic enters a twilight zone, aka the French Open press room.
May 26, 2016Tomic hits back at Australian coach Rasheed
Bernard Tomic lived up to his reputation as an outspoken player when he hit back at tennis coach Roger Rasheed who criticised his fellow Australian's behaviour.
French Open PIX: Nadal, Djokovic, Serena march on; Bouchard ousted
A dominant Rafael Nadal arrived at one career milestone on Thursday but the speed of the Spaniard's rampage through the early rounds of the French Open suggests his eyes are fixed firmly on another more significant one.
Paes-Hingis, Sania-Dodig make winning start in French Open
Indian tennis stars Leander Paes and Sania Mirza cruised into the mixed doubles pre-quarterfinals of the French Open along with their respective partners in Paris on Thursday.
French Open: Seeds that failed to sprout
What happened on Day 3 of the French Open was more surprising. Two of the top five seeded women exited.
Despite doping ban Sharapova named in Russia's Olympic team
Russian tennis player Maria Sharapova has been provisionally named in her country's squad for the forthcoming Rio Olympics.
Agassi's inspiring note to 'decima'-chasing Nadal
Former Grand Slam champion Andre Agassi has penned a heartfelt letter to Rafael Nadal where he has expressed his support to the Spaniard who is seeking to clinch his 10th French Open title.
May 25, 2016French Open: Murray survives; Wawrinka, Nishikori win
Defending champion Stan Wawrinka avoided a repeat on Wednesday of his first-round scare, though he was still made to work hard in a straight-sets win over Japan's Taro Daniel.
Wins for Sania, Bopanna and Paes at French Open
Top seeds Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis went through several anxious moments before getting past Russian girls Daria Kasatkina and Alexandra Panova in their opening doubles match at the French Open on Wednesday. The reigning Wimbledon, US Open and Australian Open champions prevailed 7-6(4), 6-2.
May 24, 2016French Open PHOTOS: Easy for Djokovic and Nadal; Kerber shocked
Angelique Kerber's first Grand Slam match since winning the Australian Open in January ended in despair after she was beaten 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 by Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands in the French Open first round in Paris, on Tuesday.
Find out Wawrinka's favourite nickname
Defending French Open champion Stanislas Wawrinka has revealed that his favourite nickname is 'Stanimal' which was given by tennis legend and Swiss compatriot Roger Federer.
Upsets on Day 2 at the French Open
Three fancied players did succumb on a cheerless day.
May 23, 2016Damp fans learn French Open roof still years away
Two days of rain delays at Roland Garros have had tennis fans huddled under umbrellas musing about when the French Open, like the other three grand slams, will have a roof.
FRENCH OPEN PHOTOS: Wawrinka survives Rosol scare
Images from the second day's play of the 2016 French Open at the Roland Garros
French Open: Wawrinka made to wait as rain delays play on Day 2
Heavy rain postponed play on day two of the French Open with organisers saying no matches would start before 1130GMT.
What to expect at French Open...
Wily Czech Radek Stepanek, the oldest player in the men's singles, will take his bag of tricks out on Philippe Chatrier Court against World No 2 Andy Murray as the French Open plays catch-up on Monday.
May 22, 2016French Open PHOTOS: Kyrgios, Kvitova record hard-fought wins
Australian Nick Kyrgios did his best to enliven a damp and dismal Parisian day with some eye-catching play and colourful language as the French Open began without part of the usual furniture on Sunday.
May 21, 2016Wawrinka clinches title at French Open warmup tourney
French Open champion Stan Wawrinka warmed up for the defence of his title at Roland Garros with a 6-4, 7-6(11) victory over Marin Cilic to win the Geneva Open title on Saturday.
'We were at the end of what we could do professionally'
Amelie Mauresmo ended her coaching relationship with Andy Murray because she felt she could not improve the world number two any further, the former world number one said on Saturday.
History in the making at Roland Garros
Playing better and with solid purpose this clay court season, Rafael Nadal is looking to win his 19th title at Roland Garros, says Desh Chopra Gaurav Sekhri, and will ask some difficult questions of anyone he is pitted against.
May 20, 2016Djokovic, Nadal on semi-final collision course in Paris
World number one Novak Djokovic is on a French Open semi-final collision course with nine-times champion Rafael Nadal after the draw was made on Friday.
Local favourite Monfils pulls out of French Open
World number 14 Gael Monfils has withdrawn from the French Open with a viral infection, the grand slam organisers said on Friday.
May 19, 2016Federer pulls out of French Open
Former champion Roger Federer withdrew from the French Open on Thursday, citing fitness issues.
Serena chasing tennis history at the French Open
Challengers to Serena Williams' throne have proved as fickle as a Paris spring and as the year's second grand slam starts the veteran American is again seemingly in a league of her own.
Novak Djokovic eyes elusive French Open title
Andy Murray has been the standout performer on clay for the past 12 months but world number one Novak Djokovic will be favourite to complete his set of grand slams at this year's French Open.
Sharapova may NEVER play again!
The situation of Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova is "bad" after she tested positive for the banned substance meldonium and she may never play again, R-Sport news agency quoted Shamil Tarpishchev, the president of the Russian Tennis Federation, as saying.
May 18, 2016India's singles challenge at French Open ends in qualifiers
India's hopes of a singles entry in the main draw at the French Open were dashed when Saketh Myneni was knocked out in the qualifiers by Frances Tiafoe of the United States, in Paris, on Wednesday.
Sharapova's future to be decided in London
Maria Sharapova will attend an International Tennis Federation anti-doping hearing in London on Wednesday, British media reported, with the Russian facing a possible ban of up to four years for failing a drugs test at the Australian Open.
Wozniacki, Bencic pull out of French Open
Former World No 1 Caroline Wozniacki and rising Swiss talent Belinda Bencic have withdrawn from the French Open due to injuries, the WTA said.
May 17, 2016Murray throws support behind embattled Kyrgios
World number two Andy Murray has thrown his support behind Nick Kyrgios amid uncertainty surrounding the under-fire Australian tennis star's participation at the forthcoming Rio Olympics.
Murray back as World No 2 after claiming Italian Open title
British tennis maestro Andy Murray has reclaimed his second spot from Roger Federer in the latest ATP rankings after winning his maiden Italian Open title.
May 16, 2016Sania and Martina clinch Rome Masters
Sania Mirza and her Swiss partner Martina Hingis won their first ever title on red clay, capturing the Internazionali BNL d'Italia trophy.
May 15, 2016Italian Open: Serena Williams wins first title of season
Serena Williams had to overcome a stubborn effort from Madison Keys to win the first all-American women's tour final for four years in straight sets and lift the Italian Open title in Rome on Sunday.
Italian Open: Djokovic suffers rare loss as Murray takes Rome title
Andy Murray punctured Novak Djokovic's air of dominance by beating the out-of-sorts Serb in straight sets in the final of the Italian Open in Rome on Sunday.
Djokovic and Murray to face off in another final
Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray will face off in a second claycourt final within eight days at the Italian Open after the two in-form players proved on Saturday that they will be the ones to beat at the season's second Grand Slam in Roland Garros.
May 14, 2016Kyrgios ups the ante in Rio Olympics row
Controversial tennis star Nick Kyrgios has launched a fresh social media attack on Australian Olympic team boss Kitty Chiller before launching a Facebook poll to determine whether he should go to the Rio Games.
Sania-Martina march into Italian Open semis
Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza and her Swiss doubles partner, Martina Hingis, have booked their place in the semi-finals of the Italian Open after securing a straight sets win in the women's doubles event in Rome on Friday.
May 13, 2016Italian Open: Djokovic fends off Nadal as Williams, Murray win
World number one Novak Djokovic fended off a resurgent Rafael Nadal 7-5, 7-6 (4) in a pulsating battle on Friday to reach the semi-finals of the Italian Open.
Italian Open: Djokovic to face-off with Nadal for 49th time!
The Serbian fought back from a first set bagel to storm into the quarters
Serena falls ill after eating dog food
Women's top seed Serena Williams won through to the quarter-finals of the Italian Open despite falling ill after tasting her pet dog's dinner in her Rome hotel.
Tomic 'too busy' to represent Australia in Rio
Bernard Tomic ruled himself out of representing Australia at the Rio Olympics in August due to his 'extremely busy' playing schedule.
May 12, 2016Thiem's up for beaten Federer in Rome
Roger Federer's struggles continued when he was beaten 7-6 (2), 6-4 by fast-rising Austrian Dominic Thiem in the third round of the Italian Open in Rome, on Thursday.
Italian Open: Sania-Hingis make winning start; Bopanna-Mergea reach quarters
Sania Mirza and her Swiss partner Martina Hingis progressed through to the quarter-finals of the Italian Open with a straight sets victory in the women's doubles event in Rome.
May 11, 2016Murray on his relationship with super-coach Mauresmo
British tennis star Andy Murray has stated he hoped his decision to part ways with Amelie Mauresmo wouldn't be seen as a failure for women coaching at the top level of the game.
Italian Open: Serena commences clay-court season with thumping win
World number one Serena Williams has started her clay-court season in dominant style, beating Anna-Lena Friedsam in straight sets in the second round of the Italian Open in Rome on Tuesday.
Now, Tennis Australia chief slams Tomic, Kyrgios
Tennis Australia chief Steve Healy has labelled Bernard Tomic disrespectful and said Nick Kyrgios was picking unnecessary fights with Olympic officials as the debate over who should represent the country at the Rio Games continued on Wednesday.
May 10, 2016Halep back into WTA's top five post Madrid Masters title
Simona Halep has moved back to the top five in the latest women's tennis world rankings issued by the WTA, after clinching her first title in over a year at the Madrid Masters.
Aussie tennis brats unperturbed by Rio Games warning
Nick Kyrgios has defended compatriot Bernard Tomic against allegations of failing to try during a match and said it was up to the Australian Olympic Committee whether the pair were picked to represent the country at the Rio Olympics.
May 09, 2016Bopanna drops two places to 13th in doubles rankings
In singles, out of action Yuki Bhambri dropped seven places to 129 while Myneni lost three and is ranked 141.
ATP Rankings: Federer overtakes Murray as world number two
Andy Murray has lost the world number two spot to Roger Federer in the latest ATP rankings released on Monday, after his defeat to Novak Djokovic in the Madrid Masters final.
Murray splits with coach Mauresmo
Andy Murray and his coach Amelie Mauresmo have agreed to end their two-year working relationship, the British world number three said on Monday.
'Arrogant brat' Tomic withdraws from Rome Masters after eight minutes
Australia's controversial tennis star Bernard Tomic has been labelled as the 'king of the excuse' by his country's media after he pulled out of the Rome Masters citing illness and excessive heat.
Madrid Open: Masters record as Djokovic sinks Murray in final
World No 1 Novak Djokovic beat defending champion Andy Murray 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 in the Madrid Open final on Sunday to capture a record 29th Masters crown.
May 08, 2016Bopanna-Mergea go down in Madrid Masters final
India's Rohan Bopanna and his Romanian partner Florin Mergea failed to cross the final hurdle at this year's Madrid Masters.
May 07, 2016Madrid Masters: Sania-Hingis fall at final hurdle
Top seeds Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis lost went down in straight sets to Caroline Garcia and Kristina Mladenovic in the women's doubles final of the Madrid Masters tennis tournament, in Madrid, on Saturday.
Madrid Open: Murray beats Nadal again to reach final
Andy Murray reached the final of the Madrid Open for the second year running by beating Rafael Nadal in straight sets 7-5, 6-4 on Saturday.
Nadal hits out at doping accusers, says rivals are 'totally clean'
Rafael Nadal is convinced that none of his rivals are taking performance-enhancing drugs and believes that people who have accused him of doping have 'personal problems'.
Australia's bad boys told to behave or forget Rio
Bernard Tomic and Nick Kyrgios have been told their behaviour must improve or they could find themselves on the sidelines rather than centre court at the Rio Olympics, according to the Australian team's chef de mission.
Madrid Open: Djokovic sets up semi-final showdown with Nishikori
World No 1 Novak Djokovicremained on course for his fifth title of the season after defeating 11th seed Milos Raonic in the quarter-finals of the Madrid Masters on Saturday.
May 06, 2016Madrid Open: Djokovic, Nadal, Murray cruise into quarters
World No 1 Novak Djokovic and defending champion Andy Murray produced contrasting performances to secure their berths in the quarter-finals of the Madrid Masters on Thursday.
Sania-Martina romp into Madrid Masters final
Top seeds Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis entered the final at the Madrid Open after a crushing 6-2, 6-0 victory over Vania King and Alla Kudryavtseva on Friday. It is the second successive final for the Indo-Swiss pair following the runners-up finish in Stuttgart.
May 05, 2016Tennis Australia's integrity unit beefed up after corruption claims
Tennis Australia are to beef up their integrity unit to fight corruption in the sport after their showcase tournament was blighted earlier this year by allegations of global inaction to combat it.
PHOTOS: What have Djokovic and Nadal been up to in Madrid?
Tennis stars Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal were spotted together as Real Madrid reached their 14th Champions League final.
Madrid Open: Kyrgios knocks Wawrinka out; Djokovic advances
Australian Nick Kyrgios let his tennis do the talking against Stanislas Wawrinka as he knocked the fourth seed out of the Madrid Open with a scintillating display on Wednesday.
May 04, 2016Australia's Tomic slammed again!
Bernard Tomic's on-court commitment has come under renewed scrutiny after the Australian played match point holding his racquet backwards in defeat to Fabio Fognini at the Madrid Open.
May 02, 2016Federer out of Madrid Open with back injury
Former world number one Roger Federer has pulled out of this week's Madrid Open with a back injury.
Istanbul Open: Dimitrov suffers racket-smashing meltdown
Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov smashed three rackets on his way to losing the Istanbul Open final to Argentine Diego Schwartzman on Sunday.
May 01, 2016Transparency can prevent 'stupid fixing' accusations: Nadal
Fourteen-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal believes his call for all his anti-doping tests throughout his career to be released to the public is the only way to end the scourge of doping accusations in tennis.
April 29, 2016Serena withdraws from Madrid Open
Women's World No 1 Serena Williams has withdrawn from the Madrid Open because of flu, the organisers said on Friday.
Fit Federer gears up to play in Madrid Masters
As part of his preparations for the second major of the season, the French Open, world number three Roger Federer will play in next week's Madrid Open, confirmed the tournament officials.
April 28, 2016'Don't be surprised if Serena is no longer No 1 by end of the year'
Serena Williams remains the 'queen' of women's tennis but don't be surprised if she's no longer No 1 by the end of the year, Martina Navratilova said Thursday.
April 27, 2016Paes-Bhupathi to reunite for Rio Olympics?
In what could be huge news for Indian tennis fans, two stalwarts of the game -- Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi -- could pair up for upcoming Rio Olympics 2016.
Publish all my drug test results, Nadal tells ITF
Rafael Nadal has asked the International Tennis Federation to publish the results of his drug tests following an accusation of doping by a former French cabinet minister.
April 25, 2016Sania-Hingis stutter in Stuttgart Open final
Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza and her Swiss partner Martina Hingis lost the opportunity to win their 14th title together after losing the Stuttgart Open final on Sunday.
Resurgent Nadal reclaims Barcelona crown, equals Vilas's record
Rafael Nadal maintained his ominous claycourt form by seizing back the Barcelona Open title from Kei Nishikori with a 6-4, 7-5 victory on Sunday, matching Guillermo Vilas's record title haul on the surface.
April 24, 2016Kerber ends Siegemund fairytale to defend Stuttgart title
World No 3 Angelique Kerber beat qualifier Laura Siegemund 6-4, 6-0 on Sunday to defend her Stuttgart Grand Prix title and end her opponent's sensational run.
April 23, 2016Barcelona Open: Nadal storms into final, closes in on Vilas
Rafael Nadal reached the final of the Barcelona Open for the ninth time by beating German Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-3, 6-3 on Saturday.
Despite tough schedule, Murray will play Davis Cup
Andy Murray is prepared to switch from grasscourts to clay in a matter of days to play for champions Britain against Serbia in the Davis Cup, the world number two said on Friday.
Barcelona Open: Nadal sees off troublesome Fognini
Rafael Nadal struggled to finish off Fabio Fognini at the Barcelona Open on Friday but eventually quelled one of his most troublesome opponents 6-2, 7-6(1) to reach the semi-finals.
April 22, 2016Barcelona Open: Bopanna-Rojer knocked out by unseeded duo
Indian tennis player Rohan Bopanna and his doubles partner Jean-Julien Rojer of Netherlands were knocked out of the Barcelona Open after a straight-sets defeat in the quarter-finals of the men's doubles event.
April 19, 2016Djokovic eyes Olympic gold even as he defends defamed tennis
Tennis is going through 'tricky' times amid the swirling 'rumours' of doping and betting, concedes Novak Djokovic but the World No.1 says he would not question the sport's integrity till the time concrete evidence is presented to prove wrongdoing.
Paes, Sania, Bopanna's last chance at Olympic glory
As tennis raise hopes of an Indian medal at the Rip Olympics, Bikash Mohapatra/Rediff.com put things in perspective.
April 18, 2016Boris Becker slams Murray over doping suspicions
German tennis legend Boris Becker has issued a stringing rebuke against second-ranked Andy Murray for saying that he has been suspicious of his opponents doping in the past and described his comments as "totally out of order".
After finding his mojo, Nadal now has Vilas's record in sight
'I had a tough season in the last few years, but I've had better preparation this year, even with a tough start to the season'
Fed Cup: France beat Dutch to set up final with Czechs
Netherlands' dream run in the Fed Cup ended agonisingly short of the final when they lost the deciding doubles rubber of a thrilling semi-final against France in Trelaze.
April 17, 2016Finally! Nadal sees off Monfils to end four-year Monaco wait
Rafael Nadal ended his four-year wait for a ninth Monte Carlo Masters title by defeating Gael Monfils 7-5, 5-7, 6-0 on Sunday in his 100th career final.
April 16, 2016Monte Carlo: Resurgent Nadal downs Murray to reach 100th career final
Rafael Nadal continued his resurgence with a thrilling 2-6, 6-4, 6-2 victory over world number two Andy Murray on Saturday to reach the final of the Monte Carlo Masters.
Indian junior Fed Cup team qualifies for World Group
The Indian junior Fed Cup team has qualified for the World Group after finishing third in the Asia/Oceania Final Qualifying event following a 2-1 win over New Zealand in the Play-off, in New Delhi on Saturday.
Table tennis: Sharath, Mouma fight back to book Rio Olympic berths
India's table-tennis ace Achanta Sharath Kamal and Mouma Das booked their tickets to the Rio Olympics after winning their respective final rounds in Stage 2 of the Asia Olympic Qualification tournament in Hong Kong on Saturday.
April 15, 2016Bopanna-Mergea crash out of Monte Carlo Masters
Indian tennis ace Rohan Bopanna and his Romanian partner Florin Mergea knocked out of the Monte Carlo Masters after suffering straight-sets defeat in the quarter-final clash of the men's doubles event on Friday.
Monte Carlo: Federer out; Nadal, Murray storm into last four
There were glimpses of the formidable Rafa Nadal as the eight-times champions swept aside French Open champion Stan Wawrinka 6-1, 6-4 on Friday to reach the Monte Carlo Master semi-finals.
April 13, 2016Monte Carlo Masters: Djokovic knocked out by Czech Vesely
Czech Republic's Jiri Vesely pulled off a huge upset at the Monte Carlo Masters after knocking out defending champion and World No 1 Novak Djokovic at Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, France, on Wednesday.
Russia hopes Sharapova will feature in Rio Olympics...
'We really hope that Sharapova will still be allowed to take part in the Olympic Games.'
Monte Carlo Masters: Federer coasts into third round
Former World No 1 Roger Federer returned from a 10-week layoff with a 6-3, 6-4 second-round victory against Spain's Guillermo Garcia Lopez at the Monte Carlo Masters on Tuesday.
April 12, 2016When Federer mocked Murray...
Swiss tennis maestro Roger Federer poked fun at Andy Murray after scribbling his own signature next to the Briton's face in spot No 2 at an official ATP event in Monte Carlo.
WTA Rankings: Serena still on top
American tennis ace Serena Williams has maintained her No 1 spot, while German Angelique Kerber has slipped to the third in the latest women's tennis world rankings issued by the WTA.
April 11, 2016In-form Stephens beats Vesnina to claim Charleston title
American seventh seed Sloane Stephens captured her third title of 2016 by defeating Russian qualifier Elena Vesnina 7-6(4), 6-2 in the final of the Volvo Car Open clay court event in South Carolina on Sunday.
April 10, 2016Modest hopes for Federer ahead of injury comeback
Roger Federer was giving absolutely no guarantees about his form on Sunday, as the four-time finalist prepared for his first ATP start in more than two months at the Monte Carlo Masters.
Sania Mirza turns up as jury at Femina Miss India
Taking a break from tennis courts Sania Mirza was part of the jury at a beauty pageant event held in Mumbai.
April 09, 2016Kerber eases into semi-finals in Charleston
Australian Open champion Angelique Kerber eased past nemesis Irina-Camelia Begu with a 6-2, 6-3 victory on Friday that put her into the semi-finals of the Volvo Car Open clay court event in South Carolina.
April 08, 2016Venus upset by Kazakhstan's Putintsevain at Charleston
Venus Williams's bid for a 50th WTA title ended when she fell to Kazakhstan's Yulia Putintseva in the Round of 16 at the Volvo Car Open on Thursday, while Australian Open champion Angelique Kerber breezed into the last eight.
April 07, 2016Shamed Hewitt expelled from Hall of Fame
Disgraced former Grand Slam doubles champion Bob Hewitt has been expelled from the International Tennis Hall of Fame due to his 2015 conviction for rape and sexual assault in South Africa.
Charleston: Venus powers on, while it's curtains down for Bencic
Venus Williams avoided another early exit with a routine win over fellow American Alison Riske at the Volvo Car Open in South Carolina while Swiss second seed Belinda Bencic was ousted by Russian qualifier Elena Vesnina.
April 05, 2016ATP rankings: Record-breaking Djokovic maintains top spot
Serbian tennis ace Novak Djokovic has continued his domination on an unchanged top 10 in the latest men's tennis rankings issued by the ATP on Monday.
April 04, 2016The Fifth Major...and doing the double
What makes winning in Indian Wells and Miami difficult is the fact that the two tournaments are held back-to-back, over four weeks, and in completely different directions. No wonder they are sometimes labeled as the 'Fifth Major'.
Novak Djokovic: Repeat. Three-peat.
He is the first player to win an ATP tournament three times in succession on seven different occasions!
Djokovic joins game's greats after claiming Miami title
The World No 1 beat Japan's Kei Nishikori for his 63rd career title
April 03, 2016Azarenka demolishes Kuznetsova for third Miami Open title
Azarenka punished her Russian opponent's weak serve to wrap up the final in 80 minutes in relentless humidity under a searing sun in the early afternoon encounter on the Key Biscayne hardcourt.
April 02, 2016Miami Open: Djokovic beats Goffin, to face Nishikori in final
Top seed Novak Djokovic overcame a strong challenge from Belgium's David Goffin to reach the Miami Open final with a 7-6(5), 6-4 victory on Friday as he continued his pursuit of a fifth title in six years on Key Biscayne.
April 01, 2016Miami Open PHOTOS: Azarenka to face Kuznetsova in final
In-form Victoria Azarenka battled past an ailing but determined second seed Angelique Kerber to set up a Miami Open final showdown against Svetlana Kuznetsova with a 6-2, 7-5 victory on Thursday.
March 31, 2016Sharapova doping hearing likely to be held in June
Former World No 1 Maria Sharapova is expected to face a disciplinary hearing over a drug violation in June.
Miami Open: Azarenka, Djokovic roll into semis
Victoria Azarenka withstood some early pressure from Britain's Johanna Konta to continue her quest for a third Miami Open title with a 6-4, 6-2 quarter-final victory on Wednesday.
March 30, 2016Miami Open: Sania-Martina knocked out in 2nd round
Defending champions Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis suffered yet another early exit on the American hardcourts as the world number one women's doubles pair crashed out of the Miami Open in the second round on Tuesday.
Miami Open: Djokovic moves into quarters; Halep ousted
Photos from the matches played at the Miami Open on Tuesday
March 29, 2016Shock defeats send Williams, Murray crashing out of Miami Open
Photos from the matches played at the Miami Open on Monday
March 28, 2016Yeh Serena! Way to go!
'The one match I would really like to watch would be Williams versus Djokovic.'
Australian Open champion Kerber advances in Miami heat
Second seed Angelique Kerber advanced to the fourth round of the Miami Open when Dutch qualifier Kiki Bertens was forced to retire in the third set on Sunday.
Down but not out: Djokovic made to sweat in Miami
Five-time champion Novak Djokovic overcame a first-set spill to beat unseeded Joao Sousa of Portugal 6-4 6-1 in the third round at the Miami Open in Florida on Sunday.
March 27, 2016Serena Williams takes another step to ninth Miami title
Serena Williams won her 750th career match to stay on track for her ninth Miami Open title when she beat Zarina Diyas of Kazakhstan 7-5 6-3 in the third round in Florida on Saturday.
March 26, 2016Miami Open: Djokovic continues winning run, Del Potro out
Novak Djokovic barely got out of first gear but had more than enough in the tank to beat Briton Kyle Edmund 6-3, 6-3 in the second round of the Miami Open on Friday.
March 25, 2016Sania moves ahead, Bopanna ousted from Miami Open
Indian tennis star Sania Mirza and her Swiss partner Martina Hingis clinched a facile opening win in the women's doubles draw but Rohan Bopanna was knocked out of the men's doubles event in the Miami Open tennis tournament in Miami.
Revealed! How Federer suffered knee injury while running a bath
Roger Federer, not known for serious slip-ups in his flowing run to a record 17 grand slam singles titles, has come clean about the left knee injury that sidelined him for nearly two months.
Miami Open: Serena Williams edges McHale in three, Halep wins
Top seed Serena Williams dropped the second set before bouncing back to beat compatriot Christina Mchale 6-3, 5-7, 6-2 in second-round action at the Miami Open in Florida on Thursday.
March 24, 2016Matchup of comebacks: Del Potro to face Federer
Juan Martin del Potro's comeback trail will collide with Roger Federer's after the Argentine won his opening Miami Open match against compatriot Guido Pella on Wednesday.
March 23, 2016Like a boss! Serena responds to gender pay row
'I wouldn't say my son deserved more money than my daughter because he's a man.'
Djokovic clarifies and apologises for comments on gender pay
Novak Djokovic has apologised for his comments suggesting tennis's top men should get paid more than women after he drew criticism from current and former players.
March 22, 2016Tournament chief Moore resigns over controversial comments
Raymond Moore has stepped down as CEO and tournament director of the BNP Paribas Open following controversial comments he made about women's tennis, the tournament announced on Monday.
'Moore's comments about women in poor taste'
'If I was a lady player, I'd go down every night on my knees and thank God that Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal were born.'
March 21, 2016Meldonium tests reignite doping scandal in Russian athletics
The Russian Athletics Federation (ARAF) said on Monday four athletes had tested positive at the Russian Winter Indoor Athletics Championships in February.
Djokovic's comments add to controversy-fuelled day in tennis
World No 1 Novak Djokovic added to the sexism row, saying male tennis players should earn more money than their female counterparts as more people watch their matches.
Indian Wells CEO says women 'ride on the coattails' of men, apologizes
BNP Paribas Open chief executive and tournament director Raymond Moore provoked outrage with controversial comments he made before the women's and men's finals at Indian Wells, and later issued an official apology.
Djokovic wins unprecedented fifth Indian Wells title
World number one Novak Djokovic produced sublime form to clinch an unprecedented fifth men's title at Indian Wells with a 6-2, 6-0 demolition of big-serving Canadian Milos Raonic in the men's final.
Azarenka stuns erratic Williams in Indian Wells final
Former world number one Victoria Azarenka took advantage of an error-prone display by Serena Williams to win her second BNP Paribas Open title with a 6-4, 6-4 victory in the final at Indian Wells in California.
March 20, 2016Indian Wells: Djokovic thrashes Nadal to meet Raonic in final
Defending champion and top seed Novak Djokovic moved a step closer to a fifth title at Indian Wells with a 7-6(5), 6-2 victory over long-time rival Rafael Nadal in the semi-finals of the BNP Paribas Open in California on Saturday.
March 19, 2016Indian Wells: Rafa to face Djokovic in semis; Serena cruises into final
Fourth seed Rafael Nadal survived a few anxious moments before booking his place in the semi-finals of the BNP Paribas Open with a see-sawing 6-4, 6-3 victory over Japanese Kei Nishikori at Indian Wells in California on Friday.
March 18, 2016Nike leaves door open to Sharapova after doping scandal
'At the end of the day, athletes are humans just like the rest of us.'
Indian Wells: Azarenka serves up 'double bagel' to reach semis
Big-serving Czech Karolina Pliskova cruised into the semi-finals of the BNP Paribas Open with a 6-3, 6-2 victory over Russian teenager Darya Kasatkina on Thursday.
March 17, 2016Indian Wells: Nadal scrapes through; Wawrinka buried by Goffin
Third seed Stan Wawrinka was sent packing in the round of 16 at the BNP Paribas Open in California on Wednesday and was very nearly joined by Rafael Nadal, who pulled off a Houdini-like escape to reach the last eight.
March 16, 2016Italian prosecutor wants dozens of tennis players probed for betting
More than two dozen players who feature in evidence collected from gamblers should be investigated for possible links to betting rings, an Italian prosecutor has told the BBC and BuzzFeed News.
Indian Wells: Djokovic hangs on, Nadal, Serena advance with ease
Photos from the tennis matches played at Indian Wells on Tuesday
March 15, 2016U.N. suspends Maria Sharapova as goodwill ambassador
Maria Sharapova has been suspended as a goodwill ambassador by the United Nations after the former world number one admitted she had tested positive for the banned substance meldonium at this year's Australian Open.
Sania-Shoaib's 'domestic tiff' delights in new Nestle ad
It's a TV commercial that has gone viral in Pakistan and that's all thanks to Sania Mirza and Shoaib Akhtar.
Evert stunned by Sharapova's admission, but claims doping exists
Chris Evert said on Monday she was stunned to hear that Maria Sharapova failed a doping test, but not by the fact that there is doping in tennis, claiming that she knew players who doped during her career.
March 14, 2016Nadal to sue former French minister over doping claims
Rafael Nadal has said he will sue the former French government minister Roselyne Bachelot after she alleged that the Spaniard's lengthy absence from tennis in 2012 was due to a positive doping test.
Another fiery exit: 'Nick, stop using 'F' words'
Australian Nick Kyrgios was involved in a fresh dispute after being accused of swearing at the BNP Paribas Open in California.
Indian Wells: Mirza-Hingis suffer shocking loss
Defending champions Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis crashed out of the Indian Wells Masters after suffering a shock straight sets defeat in the women's doubles event, in California, on Monday.
Serena Williams shows off her nose piercing
After straightening her hair, it was time for nose piercing for Serena Williams.
Why McEnroe is not buying Sharapova's story on meldonium ban
Tennis great John McEnroe finds it hard to believe that Maria Sharapova was unaware she was taking a banned drug that led to her suspension, the seven-time Grand Slam champion said on Saturday.
PHOTOS: Djokovic, Nadal tested at Indian Wells, Serena strolls
Top seed Serena Williams turned an early challenge into an eventual cakewalk as she beat Russian-born Yulia Putintseva 7-6(2), 6-0 in the third round of the BNP Paribas Open in California on Sunday.
March 13, 2016Bopanna-Mergea pair ousted from Indian Wells Masters
Rohan Bopanna and Florin Mergea suffered first round defeat for the second time in a row, crashing out of the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells.
March 12, 2016Sania, Martina make winning start at Indian Wells
Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis saw off the challenge of Australian team of Casey Dellacqua and Samantha Stosur to move to the second round of
Venus makes early exit, dominant Serena advances
Venus Williams' return to Indian Wells lasted just one match but sister Serena looked poised for a long run after a dominant win at the BNP Paribas Open on Friday.
Sharapova slams media coverage of doping case
Five-times grand slam tennis champion Maria Sharapova hit out at some media accounts of her doping case that she termed "wrong" in an open letter to her fans on Facebook on Friday.
March 11, 2016Sharapova should be banned, says Murray
World No 2 Andy Murray says Maria Sharapova should be banned after her positive test for meldonium and questioned the Russian's use of the drug for medical purposes.
March 10, 2016Maria Sharapova thanks fans for support
Days after Maria Sharapova announced that she tested positive for meldonium during the Australia Open in January, she is thanking her fans for their support.
Nadal fumes over doping rumours post Sharapova controversy
Spanish tennis maestro Rafael Nadal has defended his training methods and outrightly rejected to have used any banned substance in order to speed up his recovery from injury.
Meldonium prevalent in tennis, says former WADA chief
'If you have an IQ higher than room temperature you should stop (using it). There is a test for it and you'll be bounced'
March 09, 2016Sharapova's intent questioned - Why was she taking banned heart drug?
'Sharapova has been a US resident since early in her career, which does bring in a question of how or why she is using a drug that is not licensed there'
Kremlin: Sharapova failed drug test does not mirror Russian sports
The Kremlin's spokesman said on Wednesday that a failed drug test by Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova should not be "projected onto" the whole of Russian sport.
Sharapova showed courage in taking responsibility, says Serena
Serena Williams, the top-ranked player in women's tennis, said on Tuesday she was shocked to hear her friend and fellow tennis star Maria Sharapova had failed a drug test, but she commended Sharapova for showing courage in taking responsibility.
'Lengthy ban for Sharapova would be devastating'
A lengthy ban for doping would be devastating for five-times grand slam champion Maria Sharapova but she would survive it, Nick Bollettieri, the man who discovered her, said on Tuesday.
March 08, 2016What is meldonium? Why did Sharapova use it?
What we must know about the substance the Russian tennis ace was taking before it was banned this year.
Blow for Sharapova: Nike suspends contract, TAG Heuer won't renew
One of Maria Sharapova's biggest sponsors, Nike Inc., said it was suspending ties while the case is being investigated.
6 Things you need to know about Maria Sharapova
Take a look at the profile of Maria Sharapova who told a news conference on Monday she failed a drugs test.
How the world reacted to shocking news of Sharapova's failed drug test
Most expressed shock and a degree of sympathy for Maria Sharapova others were less charitable.
Tennis Hall of Shame...
Rediff.com takes a look at players who tested positive for use of banned substances over the years.
Sharapova faces suspension after failing drug test
Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova, the highest-paid woman in sports, said on Monday that she failed a drug test at the Australian Open due to a substance she has been taking for 10 years for health issues.
'Don't want to end my career this way...hope I'll be given a chance'
Former tennis world number one Maria Sharapova said on Monday that she failed a drug test at the Australian Open due to a substance she has been taking the last 10 years for health issues.
Sharapova admits that she failed a dope test
Maria Sharapova has admitted that she failed a drug test at the Australian Open this year. The Russian star has confessed that she tested positive for Mildronate/Meldonium, a medicine she has been taking for 10 years owing to health issues, and the same is included in the fresh list of banned substances.
March 07, 2016Davis Cup: Murray, Djokovic win epic encounters, to meet in quarters
A round-up of results from Davis Cup matches played on and Sunday
War of words: Kyrgios hits back at Tomic
Nick Kyrgios has hit back at Bernard Tomic after his compatriot accused him of feigning illness to skip Australia's Davis Cup match against the United States at the weekend.
Sharapova set to make 'major announcement'
Former tennis World No 1 Maria Sharapova will be holding a news conference in Los Angeles on Monday to make "a major announcement", though no other details were given by her manager on Sunday.
March 06, 2016Davis Cup: Djokovic loses first match in 5 years; US make quarters
A round-up of results from Davis Cup matches played on Saturday and Sunday
March 05, 2016Davis Cup: Murray wins but Japan level with holders Britain
Davis Cup champions Britain were locked at 1-1 with Japan after the opening two singles of their World Group, first-round tie on Friday after Andy Murray gave the hosts the lead.
March 04, 2016Djokovic finds form to delight Serbian fans in Davis Cup
World number one Novak Djokovic shook off an eye infection to beat Kazakhstan's Aleksandr Nedovyesov 6-1 6-2 6-3 in front of a passionate home crowd to give Serbia a 1-0 lead against Kazakhstan in their Davis Cup first-round tie on Friday.
Sania reveals India's success mantra in doubles
Tennis ace Sania Mirza, who has won three Grand Slams in a row combining with Swiss Martina Hingis, said "amzaing" hand-eye coordination of Indian players was behind their success in doubles.
Serena Williams aiming for gold in Rio Olympics
Having played just one tournament since mid-September due to various injuries and a recent bout of flu, Serena Williams is now itching to get back into competition with the Rio Olympics among her top priorities for the year.
Davis Cup: Tomic revives Australia vs USA
Bernard Tomic ground down Jack Sock 7-6(2), 6-3, 3-6, 6-4 to level Australia's Davis Cup first round tie with the United States at 1-1 in Melbourne on Friday.
Sharapova withdraws from Indian Wells
In the absence of Sharapova, Colombia's Mariana Duque-Marino moves into the main women's draw of the tournament
March 03, 2016'Providing everything goes well, I would play in the Davis Cup'
Andy Murray remains committed to playing a full part in Great Britain's Davis Cup defence despite the prospect of a packed schedule hampering the world number two's chances of leading the side to a repeat triumph.
Australia name retired Hewitt as reserve in Davis Cup squad
Hewitt has been reeled in as replacement for unwell Nick Kyrgios
March 02, 2016French Open is going to be our toughest Grand Slam to win: Sania
Sania Mirza has said that French Open is going to be the "toughest" for her and Swiss partner Martina Hingis as clay court is not among their favourite surfaces.
February 29, 2016Serena, Federer, Sharapova dazzle on Oscars night
Tennis stars Serena Williams, Roger Federer and Maria Sharapova came in their finest best at the 88th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, California on Sunday.
February 28, 2016Dubai title: Wawrinka wins after marathon tiebreak
Stanislas Wawrinka edged out Cypriot Marcos Baghdatis in a nerve-jangling, near-30 minute tiebreak to secure the Dubai Duty Free Championship with a 6-4, 7-6(13) triumph on Saturday.
February 27, 2016Recovering Federer to miss Indian Wells event, to return in April
World No 3 Roger Federer has delayed his ATP World Tour return by a month and plans to make his comeback from knee surgery at the Monte Carlo Masters in April.
February 26, 2016Wawrinka into Dubai final as injured Kyrgios withdraws
Stan Wawrinka reached his second final of the season as Nick Kyrgios retired injured from their semi-final at the ATP Dubai Championships on Friday.
Here's what Sania says after SanTina's 41-match win streak ends
Sania Mirza and her Swiss partner Martina Hingis lost 2-6, 6-4, 10-5 to Russian pair Elena Vesnina and Daria Kasatkina late on Thursday night.
Guess who stopped the Mirza-Hingis juggernaut
Top ranked women's doubles pair Martina Hingis and Sania Mirza had their 41-match winning streak halted on Thursday after they were beaten in the quarter-finals of the Qatar Open.
Djokovic retires from Dubai Open, ends streak of 17 successive finals
Novak Djokovic's run of 17 successive Tour finals came to a grinding halt when he was forced out of the Dubai Open on Thursday.
February 25, 2016Novak Djokovic in Club 700!
Novak Djokovic is only the 12th - third among active - player in the Open Era (since 1968) to win the 700 career singles matches.
First round exit for Paes-Chardy from Mexico Open
Veteran Indian tennis player Leander Paes and his French doubles partner Jeremy Chardy crashed out of the Mexico Open after losing in straight sets in the first round in Acapulco on Wednesday.
Wawrinka joins Queen's Club field
French Open champion Stanislas Wawrinka will join Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal at this year's pre-Wimbledon warm-up event at Queen's Club, Aegon Championships organisers said.
February 24, 2016Bopanna-Mergea knocked out of Dubai tennis
The Indian challenge at the $2.2 million Dubai Tennis Championships ended with Rohan Bopanna and his partner suffering a shock first round exit in the men's doubles in Dubai on Wednesday.
Sania-Hingis extend unbeaten streak to 41 matches
Indian tennis star Sania Mirza and her Swiss partner Martina Hingis survived a scare before pulling off a three-set win over the Chinese pair of Yi-Fan Xu and Saisai Zheng in the WTA Qatar Open to extend their unbeaten streak to 41 matches in Doha on Wednesday.
February 23, 2016Yuki squanders 3 match points, bows out in Dubai
Yuki Bhambri was well on course of an upset win over world number 51 Lukas Rosol but squandered three match points and made a first round exit from the Dubai Duty Free Tenis Championships, on Tuesday.
A birthday surprise for Somdev... but little else!
From a career-high ranking of 62 in 2011, Somdev Devvarman has plummeted to 279.
February 22, 2016Bhambri drops out of top-100, Myneni rises after Delhi Open showing
A first-round exit at the Delhi Open, where he was defending a lot of points, cost Yuki Bhambri eight places, as he dropped out of the top-100 and is placed at 107 in the latest tennis rankings, issued on Monday.
Djokovic determined not to get carried away with success
Novak Djokovic has vowed not to become over-confident as he seeks to extend a 15-match winning streak when he returns to action in Dubai, his first tournament since winning a sixth Australian Open title last month.
Querrey ends drought with Delray Beach victory
American Sam Querrey won his first ATP World Tour title in four years when he defeated fellow countryman Rajeev Ram 6-4, 7-6(6) at the Delray Beach Open.
February 21, 2016Delhi Challenger Open: Myneni loses to Roberts in title clash
Struggling to cope with the windy conditions, Saketh Myneni suffered a tame defeat to end runners-up at the Delhi Open, in New Delhi on Sunday.
Paes-Chardy knocked out of Delray Beach Open
Veteran Indian tennis star Leander Paes and his French partner Jeremy Chardy bowed out of the Delray Beach Open after going down to defending champions Bob and Mike Bryan in the men's doubles semi-final in Delray Beach on Saturday.
Nadal dumped from Rio semi-finals by Uruguayan battler
Rafa Nadal's below-par season has continued with the former world number one dumped from the Rio Open semi-finals with a 6-7(6) 7-6(3) 6-4 defeat by unseeded Uruguayan Pablo Cuevas on Saturday.
Querrey snuffs out Del Potro's hopes of fairytale return
Juan Martin del Potro's return to tennis fell short of a fairytale ending on Saturday as the Argentine lost to American Sam Querrey 7-5 7-5 in the semi-final of the Delray Beach Open.
February 20, 2016Delhi Open: Bhupathi wins first title in 3 years!
Mahesh Bhupathi, who is making a comeback to competitive tennis after an injury lay-off, won his first title in three years as he combined with Yuki
February 19, 2016The aim is to be in the top-10 till the French Open: Bopanna
Amid rising speculation on who is going to partner Sania Mirza at the Rio Olympics, contender Rohan Bopanna says his sole focus now is to maintain his top-10 ranking till the French Open in June.
Paes-Chardy in semi-finals of Delray Beach Open
India's Leander Paes along with his French partner Jeremy Chardy prevailed over Marcel Granollers and Sam Groth in a hard-fought three setter to enter the semifinals of the Delray Beach Open in Florida.
Here's what you need to know about betting in tennis
Tennis accounted for nearly three quarters of all the suspicious betting alerts issued last year, the European Sport Security Association (ESSA) said in a report published on Thursday.
February 17, 2016Thai player gets 18-month ban for corruption
Unranked Thai player Jatuporn Nalamphun has been suspended for 18 months and fined $5,000 after being found guilty of betting on tennis matches and not cooperating with the investigation, the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) said.
I don't think it is the right time to take a call on Rio: Sania
Sania Mirza has said it is too early to take a call on who she would partner in mixed doubles at the Rio Olympic Games.
Olympics not on my mind at all: Bhupathi
Indian tennis star Mahesh Bhupathi insists that his consistent presence on the pro circuit should not be considered preparations for the Rio Olympics.
Unwell Serena pulls out of Qatar Open
Serena Williams will miss next week's Qatar Open because of the flu, she said on Tuesday, marking the second consecutive tournament the world number one misses due to illness.
'Sania has acquired a lot of depth in her game'
As Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis stand on the threshold of a unique milestone, former India players discuss the Hyderabadi's contribution in the all-conquering partnership with Bikash Mohapatra/Rediff.Com.
February 16, 2016Australian Open champ can't wait to go home...find out why...
Angelique Kerber, who recently won the Australian Open, has revealed that she has lost track of her maiden Grand Slam title and that she is eagerly waiting to get hold of the coveted trophy at her hometown in Germany.
Nadal not worried about Zika threat ahead of Rio Open
Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal, who will play this week in the Rio Open, downplayed public concerns over risks linked to the Zika virus in the Brazilian city that will host the Olympics in August, saying "people are living completely normal lives."
February 15, 2016Bencic becomes first teenager since 2009 to crack WTA top 10
Switzerland's Belinda Bencic became the first teenager in seven years to reach the top 10 of the WTA rankings after she climbed to ninth in the world on Monday.
February 14, 2016Streak continues! Mirza-Hingis win 40th match to lift St Petersburg title
Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza and her Swiss partner Martina Hingis extended their winning streak to 40 after clinching the St Petersburg Ladies Trophy on Sunday.
Taiwan Open: Venus vanquishes Doi to claim title
American multiple grand slam champion Venus Williams collected the 49th title of her illustrious career by defeating Japan's Misaki Doi 6-4, 6-2 in the final of the inaugural Taiwan Open on Sunday.
Nadal loses to Thiem, Almagro finally beats Ferrer
Former world number one Rafa Nadal wasted a match point as he slipped to a surprise semi-final loss to Austrian Dominic Thiem on his beloved clay at the Argentina Open on Saturday.
February 13, 2016Sania-Martina juggernaut continues; win 38th straight match
Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza and her Swiss partner Martina Hingis notched up their 38th straight win to reach the semi finals of the women's doubles event of the St Petersburg Ladies Trophy on Saturday.
February 12, 201637 and counting! Sania-Hingis extend winning streak
Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza and her Swiss partner Martina Hingis extended their winning streak to 37 games with a straight sets victory in the opening round of the women's doubles event at the St Petersburg Ladies Trophy on Thursday.
February 09, 2016Two 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, 2016Fed 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, 2016Henman 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, 2016Federer 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, 2016When 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, 2016At 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, 2016Big 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, 2016Why 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, 20166 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, 2016Serena 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, 2016Longevity 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, 2016Doubles 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, 2016Aus 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, 2016Murray 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, 2016Sharapova 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, 2016Djokovic 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, 2016PHOTOS: 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, 2016Upsets 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, 2016Is 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, 2016Hingis 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, 20163 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, 2016Sania-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, 2016Sharapova 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, 2016Australia 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, 2016Andy 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, 2016Djokovic, 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, 2016Djokovic 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, 2016Ramkumar 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, 2016Ramkumar 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, 2016Chennai 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, 2016Chennai 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, 2016Chennai 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, 2016Somdev 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, 2016Here 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, 2015You 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, 2015Yuki 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, 2015Soderling 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, 2015In-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, 20152015 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, 2015Sania 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, 2015PHOTOS: 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, 2015When Serena Williams did not finish...
Serena Williams has won 21 Grand Slam titles but failed to finish 5km run in Miami, Florida.
December 17, 2015Thanks 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, 2015Serena 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, 2015And 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, 2015Don'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, 2015Federer 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, 2015IPTL: 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, 2015IPTL: 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, 2015Delhi 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, 2015Canadian beauty Bouchard sweats it out on the beach
Canadian Eugenie Bouchard tried to forget her poor results on the court.
December 04, 2015Title 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, 2015Djokovic 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, 2015Here 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, 2015Davis 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, 2015Punjab 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, 2015Sania-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, 2015Davis 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, 2015Sania-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, 2015Britain 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, 2015Davis 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, 2015My 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, 2015PHOTOS: 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, 2015ATP 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, 2015World 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, 2015ATP 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, 2015ATP 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, 2015ATP 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, 2015ATP 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, 20157 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, 2015It'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, 2015Top 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, 2015Impressive 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, 2015Paris 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, 2015Paris 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, 2015Paris 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, 2015Paris 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, 2015Yuki 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, 2015PHOTOS: 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, 2015How 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, 2015Paes 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, 2015WTA 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, 2015WTA 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, 2015WTA 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, 2015Berdych 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, 2015Stockholm 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, 2015Czech 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, 2015Ferrer 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, 2015Djokovic 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, 2015Former 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, 2015Nadal 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, 2015Federer 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, 2015Sania-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, 2015Sania-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, 2015Wawrinka 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, 2015Djokovic 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, 2015Phenomenal 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, 2015US 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, 2015Vinci 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, 2015India 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, 2015How 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, 2015Williams 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, 2015Paes, 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, 2015US 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, 2015US 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, 2015US 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, 2015US 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, 2015Tennis: 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, 2015Somdev, 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, 2015Bopanna-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, 2015Paes-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, 2015Why 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, 2015Indian tennis round-up: Sania-Hingis ousted from Rogers Cup
August 15, 2015Latest 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, 2015Latest 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, 2015Glasgow 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, 2015Sania 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, 2015Tennis: 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, 2015Bopanna-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, 2015Isner 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, 2015Yuki 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, 2015Players' 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, 2015Hamilton 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, 2015It'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, 2015Murray 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, 2015India 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, 2015Australian 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, 2015Ooh... aah... ouch!
When sport stars collide, crash and fall!
July 15, 2015Navratilova 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, 2015Novak 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, 2015Federer 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, 2015Muguruza 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, 2015Wimbledon: 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, 2015Bopanna-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, 2015Wimbledon: 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, 2015Guys, take your shirt off!
Check out how fans go wild when tennis stars take off their shirts.
July 02, 2015Qualifier 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, 2015What Serena Williams did before Wimbledon...
Serena Williams appeared on stage with the American popstar at Hyde Park festival.
June 30, 2015Wimbledon 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, 2015Champion 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, 2015Murray 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, 2015Tennis beauties add zing to pre-Wimbeldon bash
Rediff.com lets you into the party zone...
June 26, 2015PHOTOS: 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, 2015Tennis 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, 2015Kyrgios 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, 2015Bad 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, 2015Nadal 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, 2015Bopanna-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, 2015Wawrinka 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, 2015Tennis 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, 2015Top 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, 2015Difficult 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, 2015Saina, 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, 2015Somdev, 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, 2015PHOTOS: 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, 2015Ex-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, 2015Djokovic 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, 2015World 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, 2015Table 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, 2015After 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, 2015Paes-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, 2015Wimbledon 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, 2015Nishikori 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, 2015Nadal 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, 2015Monte 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, 2015Nadal, 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, 2015French 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, 2015Force 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, 2015Ex-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, 2015Sharapova, 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, 2015First look: Tennis star Wozniacki meets Justin Beiber
First look: Tennis star Wozniacki meets Justin Beiber
March 05, 2015Paes, 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, 2015Nadal 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, 2015Dubai 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, 2015ATP 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, 2015Murray 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, 2015It's official! Tennis star Raonic dating bikini babe
Canada's top tennis icon Milos Raonic is dating a super hot bikini model.
January 28, 2015Female tennis stars and their locker room dairies...
No 'Mean Girls' atmosphere in female tennis stars' locker rooms these days
January 27, 2015Nobody beats Tomas Berdych 18 times!
The Czech scored his first victory over Rafael Nadal to enter the semis of the Australian Open.
January 26, 2015Evergreen 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, 2015Nadal 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, 2015Azarenka 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, 2015Nadal 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, 2015Older, 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, 2015Recovering 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, 2015When 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, 2015Injured 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, 2015Paes-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, 2015Wozniacki, 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, 2015Swiss 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, 2015Somdev 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, 2014Dimitrov 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, 2014BEST Sports Photos of the Year! (Part 2)
Rediff.com brings you the second instalment of the Best Sports Photos of the Year!
December 19, 2014Tennis: 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, 2014IPTL: 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, 2014IPTL 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, 2014IN 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, 2014Federer 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, 2014Ivanovic, 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, 2014International 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, 2014Berdych 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, 2014PHOTOS: 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, 2014Georgia'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, 2014Indian 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, 2014PHOTOS: 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, 2014International 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, 2014Radwanska, 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, 2014Vintage 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, 2014Leander 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, 2014Excited 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, 2014Champions 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, 2014CTL 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, 2014Djokovic 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, 2014Djokovic 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, 2014Raonic 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, 2014Magnamimous 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, 2014Old 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, 2014Injured 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, 2014Nishikori 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, 2014Will 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, 2014Djokovic 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, 2014Federer'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, 2014Berdych 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, 2014IPTL 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, 2014Santoro 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, 2014Less 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, 2014Nadal 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, 2014Federer 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, 2014WTA 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, 2014Wozniacki 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, 2014Navratilova 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, 2014Saketh 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, 2014WTA 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, 2014Former 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, 2014Federer 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, 2014Federer 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, 2014I 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, 2014Sania-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, 2014Asian 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, 2014Somdev 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, 2014Should 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, 2014Federer 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, 2014Hingis 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, 2014China'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, 2014Tennis 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, 2014I 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, 2014Federer 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, 2014Davis 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, 2014Paes 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, 2014How 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, 2014Bouchard, 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, 2014Somdev 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, 2014Sania-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, 2014US 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, 2014Why 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, 2014Paes, 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, 2014Top 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, 2014Holder 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, 2014Cincinnati 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, 2014Cincinnati 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, 2014PHOTOS: 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, 2014Sports 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, 2014Rogers 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, 2014Paes, 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, 2014Sports 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, 2014India 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, 2014Tennis 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, 2014Djokovic 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, 2014PHOTOS: 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, 2014PHOTOS: 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, 2014Pretty 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, 2014Wimbledon 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, 2014Wimbledon PHOTOS: Nadal overcomes first-round jitters; Somdev loses
Images from Day 2 of the Wimbledon tennis championships in London, on Tuesday.
June 23, 2014Wimbledon PHOTOS: Smooth start for Murray, Djokovic
Images from Day 1 at Wimbledon, on Monday.
June 22, 2014Sports 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, 2014Gavaskar 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, 2014Sharapova 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, 2014French 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, 2014French 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, 2014French 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
Rediff.com brings you the buzz around celebrity sportspersons and their glamorous lives!
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, 2014Djokovic 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, 2014Paes 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, 2014Wozniacki '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, 2014Federer 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, 2014Still 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, 2014Somdev'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, 2014Paes-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, 2014Divij-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, 2014Somdev 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, 2014PHOTOS: 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, 2014Nadal, 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, 2014Dimitrov 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, 2014Federer 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, 2014Bopanna-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, 2014Table 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, 2014Somdev 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, 2014Cornet 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, 2014Somdev 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, 2014Somdev 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 $50,000 ATP Challenger Tennis tournament in Chennai on Thursday.
Billie Jean King unable to attend Sochi Olympic ceremonies
Former American tennis star Billie Jean King will be unable to join the official U.S. delegation attending the Sochi Winter Olympics opening ceremonies due to a serious illness in her family, the White House said on Wednesday.
February 04, 2014Somdev struggles past Ramkumar in Chennai Challenger
Top seed Somdev Devvarman struggled past Ramkumar Ramanathan, who was troubled by cramps, but Yuki Bhambri made a fluent start with a straight sets victory in the US$ 50,000 ATP Challenger event, in Chennai.
January 27, 2014Heavyweights 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, 2014Meet 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, 2014Aus 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, 2014Cibulkova 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, 2014PHOTOS: 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, 2014PHOTOS: 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, 2014Pennetta 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, 2014Del 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, 2014PHOTOS: 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, 2014Serena continues to haunt Sharapova, extends winning run
The American world number one extended her winning streak over the Russian to 14 matches.
January 02, 2014Chennai 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, 2013Ramkumar 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, 2013Mubadala 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, 2013Tennis 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, 2013Sanam, 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