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, 2013Federer can play until he is 60, says Nastase
The Swiss 17-times Grand Slam champion has slipped down to sixth in the world rankings and won only one title this year, prompting many to suggest he is a spent force at 32.
November 23, 2013Yuki earns doubles wild card for Australia Open after winning play-off
Yuki Bhambri earned himself a Grand Slam debut by securing a wild card entry into Australian Open men's doubles main draw as he won the play-off tournament with Kiwi partner Michael Venus even as he lost the chance to compete in the singles.
November 21, 2013Chennai gears up to serve ATP World Tour tennis event
Chennai termed India's tennis capital and is gearing up to host South Asia's only ATP World Tour tennis event.
November 12, 2013Spanish tennis player Vives gets 2-year ban for doping
Spanish tennis player Nuria Llagostera Vives, doubles winner at the 2009 WTA tour championships, has been banned for two years after testing positive for d-methamphetamine, the International Tennis Federation (ITF) said on Monday.
November 09, 2013Federer beats Del Potro to reach semi-finals in London
Roger Federer set up a mouthwatering semi-final with Rafael Nadal at the ATP World Tour finals after battling past Juan Martin del Potro in their Group B shoot-out.
October 28, 2013Only Bercy offered mercy to these tennis stars
Rediff.com takes a look at a few such players, whose lone major title win came at the Paris Masters.
Federer loses in Basel final to Del Potro
The Swiss played some of his best tennis this year but it was still not enough to stop him from being on the receiving end of a 7-6 (3), 2-6, 6-4 defeat against the powerful Argentine and his 220 kph serve.
October 17, 2013Two French tennis players charged with gang rape
Two professional French tennis players were reportedly charged along with five other men with the gang rape of an American woman tennis player during a tournament in Greece.
October 12, 2013Sharan-Raja lose in doubles final at Tashkent Challenger
India's second seeds Purav Raja and Divij Sharan were upset in straight sets in the final of the Tashkent Challenger by the unseeded Russian pairing of Mikhail Elgin and Teymuraz Gabashvili, in Tashkent, on Saturday.
Del Potro crushes Nadal to set up final with Djokovic in Shanghai
The Spaniard found himself outpaced 6-2, 6-4 after a breathtaking semi-final display of power and touch by the 2009 US Open champion at the Shanghai Masters.
Canadian teenager Bouchard reaches first WTA final
The 19-year-old beat the Japanese wildcard 6-2, 6-2 to set up a showdown with former US Open champion Sam Stosur, who downed American teenager Madison Keys 6-1, 6-2 in the other semi at the $250,000 event on the hard courts in Osaka.
October 05, 2013Nadal reclaims No. 1 ranking from Djokovic after making it to final
Rafael Nadal will return to the top of the men's world rankings after Tomas Berdych retired with a back injury during their China Open semi-final.
October 03, 2013PHOTOS: Serena passes Kirilenko test, Djokovic edges past Verdasco
World number one Serena Williams saved three set points on her way to edging Russian Maria Kirilenko 7-5, 7-5 on Thursday to advance to the quarter-finals of the China Open with her 70th win of the season.
October 02, 2013Nalbandian announces retirement from tennis
Argentine tennis player David Nalbandian has reportedly announced his retirement from professional tennis due to a shoulder injury.
September 16, 2013PHOTOS: The making of tennis goddess Maria Sharapova!
Tennis sensation Maria Sharapova always grabs attention. Rediff.com sneaks a look into the gym where the Russian ace trains.
September 13, 2013Navratilova a big inspiration to remodel my game: Paes
Leander Paes, who became the oldest man to clinch a Grand Slam title in the Open era after winning the men's doubles crown with Radek Setpanek at the just-concluded US Open, says it is because of his former mixed doubles partner Martina Navratilova that he has been able to prolong his career.
September 12, 2013Good day for Sanam Singh in Toronto ITF event
Sanam Singh enjoyed a good day in office, reaching the men'[s singles quarter-finals and doubles semi-finals in the US $15,000 ITF men's Futures tournament in Toronto, Canada.
September 11, 2013Somdev loses in first round at Istanbul Challenger
The Indian Davis Cupper was beaten 2-6, 3-6 by Russia's Konstantin Kravchuk.
September 04, 2013Spain's men taking over US Open
Only Frenchman Richard Gasquet stands in the way of a Spaniard appearing in next Monday's men's final after Rafa Nadal, Tommy Robredo and David Ferrer all sailed into the quarter-finals.
Murray grinds past Istomin into US Open quarters
Defending champion Andy Murray ground his way past Uzbekistan's Denis Istomin with a 6-7(5), 6-1, 6-4, 6-4 victory on Tuesday to reach the quarter-finals of the US Open where he will face Switzerland's Stanislas Wawrinka.
September 03, 2013Robredo sensed an upset against doubtful Federer
Tommy Robredo suspected he could stun Roger Federer at the US Open because the Swiss master had developed self-doubts, the Spaniard said after the extraordinary upset on Monday.
August 31, 2013How the Williams sisters influence emerging tennis talent from US
The legacy of the championship years of the Williams sisters is beginning to emerge, with 10 American women now ranked in the top 100 and members of the younger set beginning to knock on the door of Grand Slam success.
PHOTOS: Djokovic speeds into third round, Li avenges loss to Robson
China's Li Na became the first player to reach the round of 16 at this year's US Open when she defeated Britain's Laura Robson 6-2, 7-5 on Friday.
August 27, 2013Cancer survivor Kleybanova back with a bang at US Open
Diagnosed after the 2011 Australian Open with Hodgkin's lymphoma, a form of blood cancer, the 24-year-old marked her return to the Grand Slam stage with a tenacious three-set victory over Puerto Rico's Monica Puig.
PHOTOS: The sexiest female tennis players at the US Open
Canadian youngster Eugenie Bouchard is the latest tennis player to catch the fancy of fans, while regulars on the circuit, like Ana Ivanovic, Caroline Wozniacki and Daniela Hantuchova, still continue to be the top attractions.
August 21, 2013Federer seeded seventh for US Open
Serbia's Novak Djokovic is the top seed in the men's draw which includes five-times US Open champion and 17-times Grand Slam winner Roger Federer as seventh seed - his first time the Swiss has been placed outside the top three in a Grand Slam in over ten years.
August 20, 2013Sharapova set to become 'Sugarpova' to promote candies
Maria Sharapova has approached the Supreme Court of Florida to change her name in line with the brand of lollies she launched, media reports said.
August 16, 2013Former tennis star Philippoussis marries Australian model
Former Australian tennis player Mark Philippoussis has reportedly married an Australian model, after two broken engagements in the past.
August 08, 2013Serena, Murray and Nadal make winning returns in Montreal
Top ranked Serena Williams made a successful return to hard courts with a 6-3, 6-2 thrashing of former French Open champion Francesca Schiavone in the second round of the Rogers Cup on Wednesday.
Nadal adopts a approach in Montreal
Rafael Nadal was cautious about predicting how his body would hold up in the run-in to the US Open on Wednesday but did reveal that he had not missed the grind of the tennis tour during his absence from the game.
August 01, 2013PHOTOS: The dope cheats who shocked tennis!
Rediff.com brings you players who have tested positive for use of banned substances over the years.
Croatian tennis player Cilic fails drug test?
World No 15 Marin Cilic is under the radar of the International Tennis Federation for failing a drug test during the BMW Open in Munich in April, it has been reported.
July 30, 2013Confident Victoria Azarenka back on the court
After a rough past couple of months that included a tight loss to Maria Sharapova at the French Open and an injury-enforced withdrawal from Wimbledon, World No 3 Victoria Azarenka enters the Southern California Open as hungry as ever.
July 26, 2013Swiss Open: Another early exit for struggling Federer
Top seed Roger Federer suffered a shock 6-3, 6-4 defeat to Germany's Daniel Brands in his opening match at his home Swiss Open on Thursday - the latest setback for the former world number one.
July 22, 2013Rohan Bopanna is now No 3 in World rankings
Touching a new high, Indian tennis player Rohan Bopanna on Monday became World No 3 player in the world with a jump of two places in the latest ATP ranking chart.
Tennis sensation Maria Sharapova towers over Hollywood actor
The Russian tennis star, Maria Sharapova, who recently met Hollywood actor Kevin Bacon at an award function, easily towered over the actor during the event.
July 21, 2013Divij, Raja win first Tour title in Bogota
The fast rising Indian pair of Divij Sharan and Purav Raja clinched its first ever ATP tour level title with a hard-fought win over Edouard
July 20, 2013World no. 114 Delbonis shocks Federer in Hamburg semis
Roger Federer suffered a shocking straight-set defeat against Argentine qualifier Federico Delbonis in the semi-finals of the German Open in Hamburg.
July 14, 2013Sharapova names Connors her new coach
World number two Maria Sharapova, a stunning second-round loser at Wimbledon last month, has taken on eight-time Grand Slam winner Jimmy Connors as her new coach.
Hingis inducted into Tennis Hall of Fame
Martina Hingis was inducted into the Tennis Hall of Fame on Saturday, becoming one of the youngest members to be enshrined in one of the sport's most elite clubs.
July 08, 2013Murray deserved to win, says gracious Djokovic
Novak Djokovic gave a brutally honest assessment of his performance after losing the Wimbledon final 6-4, 7-5, 6-4 to Andy Murray on Sunday.
History-maker Murray wins second Grand Slam title
Factbox on Andy Murray who won his second Grand Slam singles title at Wimbledon on Sunday by beating Serbia's Novak Djokovic 6-4 7-5 6-4 in the final.
July 07, 2013Hsieh becomes Taiwan's first Grand Slam title winner
Hsieh Su-wei became the first Taiwanese player to win a grand slam title when she and Peng Shuai beat Ashleigh Barty and Casey Dellacqua 7-6(1), 6-1 in the Wimbledon women's doubles final on Saturday.
July 06, 2013Wimbledon: American twins win to complete 'Bryan slam'
Americans Bob and Mike Bryan beat Ivan Dodig and Marcelo Melo 3-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 to win the Wimbledon men's doubles title on Saturday and become the first pair to hold all four grand slam titles at the same time since tennis went professional.
Wimbledon: Bartoli routs Lisicki to win maiden title
Marion Bartoli overwhelmed an out of sorts Sabine Lisicki 6-1, 6-4 on a sun-drenched Centre Court to win her first Wimbledon title on Saturday.
Wimbledon: How the women's finalists measure up
Check out the head-to-head record of Sabine Lisicki and Marion Bartoli ahead of the women's singles final at Wimbledon.
Who is Wimbledon's BEST-LOOKING WAG?
Tennis players always complain about a lonely life on the Tour. But those beautiful and supportive faces in the form of WAGS (wives and girlfriends) prove a saving grace for these weary men.
July 05, 2013Wimbledon: Sania-Tecau lose in mixed doubles quarters
Sania Mirza's unimpressive campaign at Wimbledon ended on Thursday as she and her Romanian partner Horia Tecau lost to eight seeds Daniel Nestor of Canada and Frenchwoman Kristina Mladenovic in straight sets in the mixed doubles quarter-finals.
July 04, 2013Lisicki shows anything possible to set up Bartoli final
German Sabine Lisicki held her nerve to beat Polish fourth seed Agnieszka Radwanska 6-4, 2-6, 9-7 in a gripping semi-final on Thursday and reach her first Wimbledon final.
Wimbledon: Paes, Bopanna lose in doubles semi-finals
Indian challenge in the men's doubles competition of the Wimbledon ended on Thursday with both Leander Paes and Rohan Bopanna losing their respective semi-final matches after being engaged in gruelling five-setters.
PHOTOS: Brutal Bartoli storms into Wimbledon final
French jack-in-the-box Marion Bartoli barely had time to go through her full repertoire of mannerisms as she thrashed Kirsten Flipkens 6-1, 6-2 on Thursday to reach her second Wimbledon final.
Bartoli destroys Flipkens to reach second Wimbledon final
Marion Bartoli stormed into her second Wimbledon final after routing Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium in straight sets in the first semi-final of the women's singles in London, on Thursday.
Tennis star Verdasco dating swimsuit and lingerie model
Verdasco is reportedly dating Victoria's Secret model Jarah Mariano, who appeared in the title sequence of the James Bond film Skyfall.
Wimbledon: Murray fends off Verdasco to reach semi-finals
Andy Murray put the home fans through the wringer as he came back from two sets down to book a place in the Wimbledon semi-finals with an edgy 4-6, 3-6, 6-1, 6-4, 7-5 win over unseeded Spaniard Fernando Verdasco on Wednesday.
July 03, 2013Wimbledon: Del Potro crushes Ferrer, to face Djokovic next
Argentine Juan Martin del Potro recovered from a horrible first-game fall to overpower David Ferrer 6-2, 6-4, 7-6(5) and reach the Wimbledon semi-finals for the first time on Wednesday. He will face 2011 champion and top seed Novak Djokovic.
Wimbledon: Sania, Bopanna in mixed double quarters
India had a good day in office as Rohan Bopanna secured a quarterfinal berth while Sania Mirza too sealed a place in the last-eight stage with their respective partners in the mixed doubles competition at the Wimbledon on Wednesday.
PHOTOS: Fashion parade of tennis beauties
The Women's Tennis Association celebrated forty years of growth and achievement and they did it in style.
Wimbledon: Bopanna, Paes enter doubles semis, Bhupathi bows out
India had a good day in office as Rohan Bopanna secured his third Grand Slam semifinal berth while Leander Paes too sealed his place in the last four stage in the men's doubles competition at the Wimbledom on Tuesday.
July 01, 2013PHOTOS: Lisicki stuns Serena, joins Li Na in quarters
German Sabine Lisicki sent another seismic shockwave through Wimbledon on Monday when she sent five-times champion Serena Williams packing in fourth round, while Li Na and Petra Kvitova advanced to the quarter-finals.
Wimbledon: Bopanna-Vasselin, Bhupathi-Knowle in quarter-finals
Rohan Bopanna and Edouard Roger-Vasselin toppled third seeded pair of Alexander Peya and Bruno Soares to breeze into the men's doubles quarter-finals of the Wimbledon championships.
Wimbledon: Lisicki knocks out champion Serena Williams
Sabine Lisicki caused the biggest upset in the women's singles at Wimbledon when she beat Serena Williams in the fourth round on Monday. The German won 6-2, 1-6, 6-4.
June 30, 2013Sania-Huber through to 3rd round of Wimbledon
Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza and her American partner Liezel Huber advanced to the third round of women's doubles event at the Wimbledon with a three-set win over Italian-German duo of Flavia Pennetta and Andrea Petkovic.
Serena turns on style to beat golden oldie Kimiko
After all the shocks and spills of the opening week, top seed Serena Williams remained impregnable as she unleashed her full arsenal to move almost effortlessly into the last 16 at Wimbledon on Saturday. A crushing 6-2, 6-0 win over Japanese veteran Kimiko Date-Krumm offered a reminder that while her closest rivals in the women's game are often vulnerable to upsets, she is an immovable object at the top of the tree.
June 29, 2013Wimbledon: Murray hits form to blast Robredo off court
The sweet spot of Andy Murray's racket was put through its paces as he signed of his first week at Wimbledon by stylishly dispatching Spain's Tommy Robredo 6-2, 6-4, 7-5 to move into the last 16 on Friday.
June 28, 2013Murray faces new pressure as draw opens in his favour
Britain's Wimbledon hope Andy Murray has to live with the very different pressure that comes with being labelled a shoe-in to reach the final after two of his main rivals suffered shock exits in early rounds.
Djokovic, Serena restore calm on Tranquil Thursday
An air of calm descended at Wimbledon on 'Tranquil Thursday' as Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams avoided the trail of destruction that had decimated the field at the All England Club on day three of the grasscourt major.
Wimbledon: Llodra and Mathieu join singles drop-outs
The second round of this year's Wimbledon has equalled the record for withdrawals and retirements for a single round at a Grand Slam in the professional era after two more players quit on Thursday.
June 27, 2013Wimbledon groundsman '100 percent happy' despite tumbles
Wimbledon's new head groundsman said on Thursday he is "100 percent happy" with the grass courts despite a string of players tumbling out of the tournament through injury.
Injuries hit Wimbledon as Sharapova loses
Wimbledon's genteel surrounds resembled Saturday night on a casualty ward as injuries saw seven players withdraw or retire and third seed Maria Sharapova stumble to a shock second-round defeat on Wednesday.
Federer handed shock second-round Wimbledon loss
Defending champion Roger Federer's remarkable run of reaching 36 consecutive Grand Slam quarter-finals or better was ended in a shock second-round Wimbledon defeat by unheralded Ukrainian Sergiy Stakhovsky on Wednesday.
June 26, 2013Wimbledon: Marathon man Isner bows out with knee injury
Wimbledon marathon man John Isner was forced to retire after two games of his second round match against Frenchman Adrian Mannarino with a knee injury on Wednesday.
Darcis, Azarenka lead Wimbledon injury exodus
The All England Club's medical rooms were overflowing as the third day of Wimbledon resembled a casualty ward with Rafa Nadal's conqueror Steve Darcis one of five players to withdraw injured before mid-afternoon on Wednesday.
June 25, 2013Wimbledon: After the shockwaves, Serena restores order
No current athlete in the world of sport can match the 31-year-old for reliability at present and the American, despite a brief blip, eased past Luxembourg's Mandy Minella 6-1, 6-3.
Divij-Raja bow out of Wimbledon doubles
Divij Sharan and Purav Raja frittered away a two-set lead to spoil their Grand Slam debut as they bowed out of men's doubles event of the Wimbledon after losing a marathon opening round match.
June 23, 2013No complaints from Murray at being in tough half
With British hopes of elusive home success once again resting on his shoulders, Andy Murray could have been forgiven an envious glance Novak Djokovic's way after the Wimbledon draw was made on Friday.
June 21, 2013Paes-Stepanek meet Bracciali-Erlich in Wimbledon opener
Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek, seeded fourth, are drawn against Daniele Bracciali of Italy and Jonathan Erlich of Israel in the first round of the men's doubles at Wimbledon, starting Monday.
June 19, 2013Russia's Kuznetsova pulls out of Wimbledon
Twice Grand Slam champion Svetlana Kuznetsova pulled out of Wimbledon on Wednesday with an abdominal strain.
Paes-Stepanek seeded fourth at Wimbledon
Indian tennis star Leander Paes and his Czech partner Radek Stepanek were seeded fourth in the men's doubles event of the Wimbledon championships, starting in London on Monday.
June 18, 2013Sania-Huber in quarter-finals at Eastbourne
Sania Mirza and Liezel Huber were made to work hard by Darija Jurak and Heather Watson before making the quarter-finals in the WTA Aegon International, in Eastbourne, on Tuesday.
June 17, 2013Somdev bows out of Wimbledon qualifiers
Somdev Devvarman missed chances galore, including a match point, as he crashed out of the Wimbledon qualifiers after losing a gruelling and energy-sapping first round match against Australia's Matt Reid, in London, on Monday.
June 16, 2013Nottingham Challenger: Divij, Raja lose final again
A second title of the season eluded Divij Sharan and Purav Raja yet again as they ended runners-up at the Nottingham Challenger after losing the tough summit clash to formidable Thai twin brothers Sanchai and Sonchat Ratiwatana.
Bhupathi-Bopanna crashes out of Aegon C'ships
Third seeds Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna crashed out of the Aegon Championships after suffering a straight-set defeat at the hands of top seeds Bob and Mike Bryan in the semi-finals.
June 15, 2013Hewitt rolls back years to beat Del Potro
Australian veteran Lleyton Hewitt gave a glimpse of his grasscourt arts to beat Juan Martin del Potro in Friday's quarter-finals of the Aegon Championships.
June 14, 2013Aegon: Bhupathi-Bopanna in quarters after walk-over
Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna entered the men's doubles quarter-finals in the Aegon Championships after receiving a walk-over from the French combo of Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Nicolas Mahut.
Murray proves his fitness with back-to-back wins
Andy Murray emerged unscathed as he completed back-to-back wins at a blustery Aegon Championships in London on Thursday in his first matches following a four-week break caused by a back injury.
June 10, 2013French Open security caught off guard
French Open organisers defended their security arrangements after protesters, one letting off a flare and running on court, briefly interrupted the final between Rafa Nadal and fellow Spaniard David Ferrer on Sunday.
June 09, 2013Nadal now has 12 Grand Slams in his kitty!
Factbox on Rafa Nadal, who won his eighth French Open tennis title on Sunday.
French Open: Makarova, Vesnina win women's doubles title
Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina claimed their maiden grand slam title together by beating Italian top seeds Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci 7-5, 6-2 in the French Open women's doubles final on Sunday.
Protestor with a flare interrupts French Open final
Four protesters, one letting off a flare, briefly interrupted the French Open tennis final between Rafa Nadal and fellow Spaniard David Ferrer on Sunday.
Nadal beats Ferrer to claim 8th French Open crown
Rafael Nadal made light work of fellow Spaniard David Ferrer to win a protest-interrupted French Open final 6-3, 6-2, 6-3 on Sunday and become the first man to win eight singles titles at the same tournament.
Will Nadal clinch his eighth French Open title?
Facts and figures on Sunday's all-Spanish men's French Open final between Rafa Nadal and David Ferrer.
June 08, 2013Relentless Serena powers to French Open title
Serena Williams proved an irresistible force once more as she powered past Maria Sharapova 6-4, 6-4 to win the French Open for the second time on Saturday - 11 years after her first triumph.
Tired Nadal to skip Halle tournament
French Open finalist Rafael Nadal has pulled out of next week's Wimbledon warm-up event at Halle in Germany, citing fatigue after a busy few weeks of tennis.
June 07, 2013Nadal edges Djokovic to make eighth French Open final
Rafael Nadal displayed the athleticism and self-belief that earned him seven French Open titles to tame Novak Djokovic 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 6-7(3), 9-7 in a pulsating 4-1/2 hour Roland Garros semi-final on Friday.
Divij-Purav lose in quarter-finals
Divij Sharan and Purav Raja squandered a superb start and bowed out of the ATP Challenger in Furth, Germany, after losing to local favourites Kevin Krawietz and Dominic Schulz 5-7, 3-6 in the quarter-finals.
June 06, 2013Germany: Divij-Purav in quarter-finals
The third seeded Indian pair of Divij Sharan and Purav Raja made it to the quarter-finals in the ATP Challenger event in Furth, Germany, after a hard-earned victory in the opening round. Left-handed Divij and Raja defeated Andrej Martin of Slovak Republic and Hans Podlipnik-Castillo of Chile 6-3, 1-6, 10-8 in the first round of the euro 30,000 clay-court event.
June 05, 2013Sharapova survives horror show, Azarenka grinds through
Maria Sharapova blocked out a 28-minute horror show to beat Jelena Jankovic and Victoria Azarenka eased past Maria Kirilenko to set up a heavyweight French Open semi-final in Paris on Wednesday.
June 04, 2013French Open: Sania, Bethanie crash out
Indian challengers continued to exit from the French Open as Sania Mirza and her American partner Bethanie Mattek-Sands were forced to retire from their pre-quarterfinals on Tuesday following a groin problem to the latter.
June 03, 2013Paes, Jelena in mixed doubles 2nd round of French Open
Leander Paes kept the Indian challenge alive in the mixed doubles event of the French Open by moving to the second round along with partner Jelena Jankovic.
French Open: Federer scrapes past Simon
Seeing the usually majestic Roger Federer down on his hands and knees -- literally -- is a rare sight in tennis but that turned out to be the least of his problems at the French Open on Sunday as he flirted with a last-16 exit.
June 01, 2013Paes-Melzer crashes out of French Open
Leander Paes crashed out of the men's doubles event, while Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna made first round exits from the mixed doubles event to sum up a disappointing day for India at the French Open.
Anderson betters compatriot Ferreira's record in Paris
Kevin Anderson became the first South African to reach the fourth round of the French Open since 1996 when he out-slugged 14th seed Milos Raonic on Friday.
May 31, 2013Sania loses in first round of French Open mixed doubles
India's Sania Mirza and her Swedish partner Robert Lindstedt lost in the first round of the mixed doubles at the French Open, suffering a shocking straight-set defeat at the hands of Cara Black and Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi, in Paris on Friday. The top seeded Indo-Swede combination was no match for their unseeded opponents and lost 2-6, 3-6 in a little under an hour.
May 29, 2013French Open: Federer thumps Somdev to reach third round
Somdev Devvarman was mercilessly beaten by second seed Roger Federer as the Indian crashed out of the men's singles event of the French Open on Wednesday.
Bhupathi-Bopanna crash out, Paes sails into 2nd round
India witnessed a mixed outing in the men's doubles event of the French Open as Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna crashed out in the first round even as veteran Leander Paes and his Austrian partner Jurgen Melzer eased into the next stage, in Paris.
French Open: Djokovic too strong for young Goffin
Novak Djokovic showed glimpses of frailty along with his usual ruthless streak when he moved into the second round of the French Open with a 7-6(5), 6-4, 7-5 win over Belgium's David Goffin on Tuesday.
May 28, 2013Somdev advances; faces Federer in Rnd 2
India's Somdev Devvarman sailed into the second round of the men's singles event at the French Open with a 6-3 6-3 7-5 win over Daniel Munoz-De La Nava of Spain at the Roland Garros in Paris.
Nadal survives bad day at the office
Rafael Nadal, as expected, took his place in the second round but his 4-6, 7-6, 6-4, 6-3 win over the inspired German, who had never won a main-draw match at Roland Garros, was fraught with danger as he flirted with the unthinkable.
May 26, 2013French Open: Serena, Federer waltz into round 2
Serena Williams and Roger Federer both enjoyed Sunday afternoon strolls at Roland Garros as they seized the opportunity to gain head starts over their French Open rivals in ruthless fashion.
'International Premier Tennis League spectator friendly'
Indian tennis star Mahesh Bhupathi, who has launched his ambitious International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) with the backing of a galaxy of top stars, says his event would be television, spectator and players friendly because of its unique model.
May 23, 2013Del Potro pulls out of French Open: Reports
World number seven Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina has pulled out of next week's French Open tennis after failing to recover from a virus, Argentine media reported on Wednesday.
May 19, 2013Nadal and Williams win easily in Rome
Rafael Nadal made short work of his great rival Roger Federer to win the Italian Open, his sixth trophy of the year, 6-1, 6-3 on Sunday.
Rome Masters: Bhupathi-Bopanna lose final to Bryans
Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna ended runners-up at the Rome Masters after a tame straight sets defeat at the hands of top seeded American team of Mike and Bob Bryan in Rome on Sunday.
May 18, 2013Emotional Nadal reaches Rome final
Rafael Nadal beat Czech sixth seed Tomas Berdych 6-2, 6-4 to reach the Italian Open final on Saturday with a dominant performance that he described as emotional after his long injury absence.
Serena extends winning streak to reach Rome final
Serena Williams crushed Romanian qualifier Simona Halep 6-3, 6-0 to book her place in the Italian Open final and extend her winning streak to 23 matches on Saturday.
May 17, 2013Rome Masters: Bhupathi-Bopanna advance, Paes-Melzer out
Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna entered the quarter-finals of the Rome Masters, but it was curtains for Leander Paes and his Austrian partner Jurgen Melzer.
Nadal survives Gulbis scare, Williams advances
Defending champion Rafa Nadal recovered from losing the opening five games against Ernests Gulbis to book his place in the quarter-finals of the Rome Masters on Thursday.
May 16, 2013Sania-Bethanie advance to Rome quarters
Sania Mirza and her American partner Bethanie Mattek-Sands scored a straight set win over Francesca Schiavone and Samantha Stosur to move to the quarter-finals of the WTA Premier event in Rome.
Italian Open: Janowicz stuns Tsonga, Murray injured
Jerzy Janowicz ripped off his shirt after stunning Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Juan Martin del Potro visited the Pope and Andy Murray and Stanislas Wawrinka pulled out through injury at the Italian Open on Wednesday.
Monfils, Razzano get French Open wild cards
Former French Open semi-finalist Gael Monfils, who has struggled for form after a string of injuries marred his 2012 season, has been given a wild card for the grand slam claycourt event, organisers said on Wednesday.
May 15, 2013Rome: Serena slays Robson; Djokovic, Federer cruise
World No 1 Serena Williams inflicted swift revenge on behalf of her older sister when she beat Britain's Laura Robson 6-2, 6-2 in the Rome Masters on Tuesday.
May 12, 2013Nadal thumps Wawrinka to claim Madrid Open title
Rafael Nadal claimed a fifth title since his return from injury when the Spanish world number five dismissed 15th-seeded Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka 6-2, 6-4 to win the Madrid Open on Sunday.
Serena overpowers Sharapova in Madrid, claims 50th title
World No 1 and top seed Serena Williams racked up the 50th title of her 18-year career when she thumped Maria Sharapova 6-1, 6-4 to defend her Madrid Open crown on Sunday.
May 11, 2013Nadal crushes Andujar to reach Madrid final
Rafael Nadal is one win away from a fifth title since returning from injury after the Spanish World No 5 thumped compatriot Pablo Andujar 6-0, 6-4 on Saturday to reach the Madrid Open final.
Madrid Open WTA: Serena to face Sharapova in the final
Serena Williams' tactic of staying in her hotel room and being "boring" appears to be paying off after the world number one and top seed swept past Sara Errani into the final of the Madrid Open on Saturday.
Murray exits, Nadal battles past Ferrer in Madrid
Andy Murray's latest bid for a maiden clay title ended when he fell to Tomas Berdych in the Madrid Open quarter-finals on Friday, leaving Rafa Nadal as the only member of the 'big four' still alive at the Masters event.
May 10, 2013Tennis: Mixed fortunes for Indians at Madrid Open
The Indian pair of Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna entered the quarter-finals of the men's doubles event while Leander Paes and Sania Mirza made exit with their respective partners at the Madrid Open, on Wednesday.
May 09, 2013Federer upset by Nishikori in Madrid third round
Defending champion Roger Federer became the second high-profile casualty at the Madrid Open when he was beaten 6-4, 1-6, 6-2 by Japanese 14th seed Kei Nishikori in the third round.
Sania-Bethanie knocked out of Madrid Open
Sania Mirza and her American doubles partner, Bethanie Mattek-Sands, made an early exit from the Madrid Open after losing their second round match in straight sets to Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and Lucie Safarova.
Divij, Purav in China Challenger semis
Divij Sharan and Purav Raja came from behind to win the first round and then got a walk over to progress to the semi-final of the $125,000 ATP Challenger tournament in Kunming.
Nadal checks Paire to advance in Madrid
Rafa Nadal avoided a similar fate to beaten World No 1 Novak Djokovic when he dismissed French young gun Benoit Paire 6-3, 6-4 to claim a place in the third round of the Madrid Open on Wednesday.
May 08, 2013'Hot' Azarenka knocked out of Madrid Open
World No 3 Victoria Azarenka lost her temper on the way to a surprise 1-6, 6-2, 6-3 defeat by unseeded Russian Ekaterina Makerova in the Madrid Open second round on Wednesday.
Madrid Open: Dimitrov packs off Djokovic
Novak Djokovic was dumped out of the Madrid Open in the second round on Tuesday when he went over on his ankle and incurred the wrath of the locals on the way to a shock 7-6, 6-7, 6-3 reverse to Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov.
May 07, 2013Mint-green Federer looking sharp on competitive return
Roger Federer looked as sharp as ever in his first match following a two-month layoff as he beat Czech Radek Stepanek 6-3, 6-3 at the Madrid Open on Tuesday.
Sania-Bethanie in second round of Madrid Open
The fifth seed Indo-American pair had to work hard for a 7-6(3), 4-6, 10-4 victory over the Slovakian-Spanish combo of Daniela Hantuchova-Anabel Medina Garrigues.
Robson, Suarez Navarro pull off upset wins in Madrid
Britain's Laura Robson and Spain's Carla Suarez Navarro conjured up big first-round upset victories at the Madrid Open when they surprised fourth seed Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland and ninth-seeded Australian Samantha Stosur on Monday.
Controversy a constant companion for Tomics
Control-freak and parasite or loving father determined to help his son make the most of a rare tennis talent -- John Tomic does not so much divide opinion in Australia as split it into 'Bernard against the rest'.
May 06, 2013Sluggish Serena begins Madrid defence with laboured win
World number one Serena Williams overcame a lethargic start to her Madrid Open title defence to seal an ultimately comfortable 7-6, 6-1 victory against teenage qualifier Yulia Putintseva of Kazakhstan in the first round on Sunday.
May 05, 2013Venus Williams pulls out of Madrid with back problem
Former world number one Venus Williams has been forced to withdraw from the Madrid Open due to a back problem, organisers said on Sunday.
May 04, 2013Nadal will not get higher seeding: French Open chief
Rafael Nadal will not be protected with a higher seeding at the French Open, tournament director Gilbert Ysern said on Saturday.
May 02, 2013AITA recommends Somdev for Khel Ratna
Somdev Devvarman may have led a players' rebellion against the national tennis federation, but AITA has recommended him for the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award for 2013.
May 01, 2013ITF reject Pakistan appeal over Davis Cup elimination
The International Tennis Federation (ITF) have rejected Pakistan's appeal against the awarding of their Davis Cup Asia-Oceania Group II tie to New Zealand, the governing body said on Wednesday.
April 28, 2013Nadal claims eighth Barcelona Open title
Rafael Nadal won his eighth Barcelona Open title in nine years with a 6-4, 6-3 victory over fellow Spaniard and fourth seed Nicolas Almagro on Sunday.
Final glory eludes Sania-Bethanie at Stuttgart
Sania Mirza and Bethanie Mattek-Sands will have to wait for their third title of the season as they ended runners-up at the WTA Porsche Tennis Grand Prix after losing the summit clash to Sabine Lisicki and Mona Barthel, in Stuttgart on Sunday.
Sharapova crushes Li Na to retain Stuttgart title
World No 2 Maria Sharapova saved her best performance of the week for last when she successfully defended her Stuttgart Grand Prix title with a 6-4, 6-3 victory over second seed Li Na of China to kick off her clay-court season in style on Sunday.
April 27, 2013Nadal routs Raonic to close on eighth Barcelona title
Rafa Nadal moved to within one victory of an eighth Barcelona Open title in nine years when he thrashed Canadian fifth seed Milos Raonic 6-4, 6-0 on Saturday to set up a final against fourth-seeded Spanish compatriot Nicolas Almagro.
Sania-Bethanie advance to Stuttgart semis
Sania Mirza and her American doubles partner Bethanie Mattek-Sands progressed to the semi-finals of the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix after registering a straight sets win over Liezel Huber and Janette Husarova in Stuttgart.
April 26, 2013Nadal ousts Paire in rain-delayed Barcelona match
Rafa Nadal overcame another hurdle on his way to a possible eighth Barcelona Open title in nine years when he recovered from a poor start to beat Benoit Paire 7-6, 6-2 in their delayed third-round match on Friday.
April 25, 2013Barcelona Open: Ferrer shocked, Nadal eases through
Top seed David Ferrer summed up his error-strewn defeat by qualifier Dmitry Tursunov as "one of the worst I have played" after falling at the first hurdle at the Barcelona Open on Wednesday.
April 23, 2013Wimbledon gets 40 per cent prize money boost
Wimbledon announced a 40 per cent increase in prize money for this year's championships on Tuesday, making it the most lucrative tournament in tennis.
Vinci sends Italy into Fed Cup final
Roberta Vinci sent Italy into the Fed Cup final for the fifth time in eight years with a 6-2, 6-7, 6-3 victory over CzechRepublic's Lucie Safarova in Palermo on Monday.
April 21, 2013Djokovic ends Nadal's eight-year Monte Carlo reign
Rafael Nadal's eight-year reign at the Monte Carlo Masters was ended when he was beaten 6-2, 7-6 by Novak Djokovic in the final on Sunday.
April 20, 2013Nadal to face Djokovic in Monte Carlo final
Eight-time champion Rafael Nadal will lock horns with World No 1 Novak Djokovic for third time in the Monte Carlo Masters final after both sailed through their semi-finals with relative ease on Saturday.
April 19, 2013Nadal subdues inspired Dimitrov, sets up Tsonga clash
Eight-times champion Rafael Nadal was taken to the brink by Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov before completing a 6-2, 2-6, 6-4 victory on Friday to reach the Monte Carlo Masters semi-finals. He will meet Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, who beat Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka.
April 17, 2013Djokovic battles through pain, Nadal finds it easy
Novak Djokovic's gamble to test his injured ankle at the Monte Carlo Masters appeared to be backfiring but he dug his heels in to battle past Russian Mikhail Youzhny 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 in the second round on Wednesday.
Injured Djokovic to play in Monte Carlo
Novak Djokovic will be hoping his gamble to play in the Monte Carlo Masters does not leave his claycourt season going bust after he decided to test his injured ankle in the glamorous principality.
April 15, 2013Isner defeats Almagro to claim Houston title
American John Isner won the US men's clay court championship in Houston with a 6-3, 7-5 win over top seeded Spaniard Nicolas Almagro on Sunday.
April 14, 2013Sania joins ITPA as Vice President
Star player Sania Mirza has also joined Indian Tennis Players Association (ITPA) as one of its Vice Presidents, it was revealed on Sunday.
April 13, 2013Tennis: Divij-Purav knocked out of Mexico Challenger
India's Divij Sharan and Purav Raja's campaign, at the Guadalajara ATP Challenger event in Mexico, ended with a straight set semi-final defeat at the hands of giant-killing pair of Marin Draganja and Mate Pavic.
April 12, 2013Divij-Purav upset Rajeev-Becker to make semis
Divij Sharan and Purav Raja staged a spectacular comeback to shock third seeds Rajeev Ram and Benjamin Becker and storm into the semi-finals of the ATP Challenger in Guadalajara, Mexico, on Friday. The unseeded Indian pair beat the American-German combo 6-4, 3-6, 10-8 in 70 minutes.
April 10, 2013Injured Djokovic to make late decision on Monte Carlo
World No. 1 Novak Djokovic will make a late decision on his participation in the next week's Monte Carlos Masters because of an ankle problem.
Divij-Purav make winning start at Mexico Challenger
Divij Sharan and Purav Raja made a confident start at the ATP Challenger event in Guadalajara, defeating Marco Chiudinelli and Yuichi Sugita in straight sets. The unseeded Indian pair, runners-up last week at Leon, beat the Swiss-Japanese combo 6-4, 6-2 in the first round of the US $100,000 hard court tournament.
April 08, 2013Serena rebounds to win third Charleston title
World No. 1 Serena Williams bounced back from a set down to defeat former top ranked Jelena Jankovic of Serbia 3-6, 6-0, 6-2 and win her third Family Circle Cup title on Sunday.
April 07, 2013Davis Cup: Rosol propels Czech Republic into semis
Lukas Rosol beat Evgeny Korolev 7-6, 67, 7-6, 6-2 to give the Czech Republic an unassailable 3-1 lead over Kazakhstan and propel the defending champions into the Davis Cup semi-finals on Sunday.
Davis Cup: Somdev, Yuki complete Indonesia whitewash
Somdev Devvarman and Yuki Bhambri posted straight-set wins in their respective reverse singles as India completed a 5-0 whitewash of Indonesia in the Asia-Oceania Group I Davis Cup relegation play-off tie, in Bangalore on Sunday.
Serena crushes Venus in Charleston semis
World No 1 Serena Williams breezed past older sister Venus 6-1, 6-2 in their first meeting since 2009 in the semi-finals of the Family Circle Cup in Charleston, South Carolina on Saturday.
Davis Cup: Serbia, Canada eye semis berth after epic wins
Serbia and Canada both won marathon doubles matches on Saturday to seize control of their Davis Cup quarter-finals in North America.
April 06, 2013Paes-Sanam win relegation play-off vs Indonesia
Veteran tennis star Leander Paes has said unity in the Indian Davis Cup team was improving, and the camaraderie among players will be better when they will face tougher challengers in the 2014 Davis Cup campaign.
Davis Cup: Holders Czechs stunned by Kazakhstan
Outsiders Kazakhstan stayed alive in their Davis Cup quarter-final against holders CzechRepublic after winning the doubles rubber on Saturday.
Divij-Purav in summit clash of Leon ATP Challenger
Divij Sharan and Purav Raja shocked top seeds Nicholas Monroe and Simon Stadler in straight sets to earn a shot at their second ATP Challenger title of the season, in Leon, Mexico.
Williams sisters set for showdown in Charleston semis
Serena and Venus Williams set up a tantalising semi-final against each other after both won twice on Friday in the rain-affected Family Circle Cup in Charleston, South Carolina.
April 05, 2013Davis Cup: Somdev, Yuki win opening singles vs Indonesia
Somdev Devvarman and Yuki Bhambri scored straight-set victories to put India 2-0 ahead in the Asia-Oceanic Davis Cup Group I first-round relegation play-off tie against Indonesia in Bangalore on Friday. Somdev defeated Wisnu Adi Nugroho 6-1, 6-2, 6-2 before Yuki saw off Christopher Rungkat 6-3, 6-2, 6-3, at the Karnataka State Lawn Tennis Association stadium.
Davis Cup: Djokovic eyes return to form in tie against US
Novak Djokovic believes he has left his recent poor form behind and will be in top shape when he leads Serbia in this weekend's Davis Cup quarter-final tie against the United States.
April 04, 2013Somdev to open relegation play-off vs Indonesia
India's number one singles player will open the country's campaign against Wisnu Adi Nugroho in the Asia/Oceania Group I first round relegation play-off against Indonesia, beginning in Bangalore on Friday. No 2 Yuki Bhambri will lock horns with Indonesia No 1 Christopher Rungkat in the second singles.
April 01, 2013Bhupathi-Bopanna set to renew partnership for rest of 2013
After pairing up with different partners in the initial months of 2013, Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna have decided to rejoin forces for the rest of the season.
Murray goes to No. 2 with Miami win over Ferrer
Britain's Andy Murray defeated Spain's David Ferrer 2-6, 6-4, 7-6 in a gruelling Sony Open final in Miami, on Sunday to move above Roger Federer to second in the world rankings.
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