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Australian Open 2017: Serena And Venus In Grand Slam Final

2 months ago /

Six-time champion Serena Williams outplayed Britain’s Johanna Konta to reach the 2017 Australian open semi-finals. The American won 6-2 6-3 and is now two wins from claiming an open-era record of 23rd major title. Konta, seeded ninth, went into the quarter-final on a nine-match and 18-set winning streak. Serena is seeking her seventh...

Juan Martin Del Potro: Argentine Crowns Comeback Year With Title

5 months ago /

A year ago, Juan Martin Del Potro was ranked outside the top 500 of men's tennis and wondering if he would ever play again as he struggled with injury. Yesterday, the Argentine beat American No. 1 Jack Sock, 7-5, 6-1 at the Stockholm Open to clinch his first title in 33...

Serena Williams Out Of WTA Finals After Shoulder Injury

5 months ago /

Serena Williams will not take part in the WTA Finals in late October due to a shoulder injury, meaning she is skipping the elite year-end event for the second straight season. The 22-time grand slam winner missed the entire Asian swing due to the shoulder problem and has struggled with the...

Nick Kyrgios: Tennis Bad Boy Fined By ATP

5 months ago /

Nick Kyrgios' latest indiscretion has landed the controversial tennis player a $16,500 fine from the ATP The Association of Tennis Professionals Three days after winning the biggest title of his career in Japan, Kyrgios was back in trouble at the Shanghai Masters after losing his second-round match against 110th-ranked Mischa Zverev. On Wednesday, the...

Tough Times For Rodger Federer And Rafael Nadal

5 months ago /

The passing of time and injuries can take a heavy toll on athletes but that said, tennis fans likely still did a double take Monday when they glanced at the men's rankings. For the first time since 2003, both Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, titans of the game who hold a...

US Open 2016: Serena Williams Upset By Karolina Pliskova, Will Lose No. 1 Ranking

6 months ago /

For the second straight year, Serena Williams was upset in the US Open semifinals. Whereas the American was defeated by crafty veteran Roberta Vinci 12 months ago to end hopes of a rare calendar-year slam, an ailing Williams lost to big-hitting Karolina Pliskova 6-2 7-6 (7-5) on Thursday in New York. She'll...

US Open 2016: Serena Williams Dons 'Wonder Woman' Sleeves To Beat Record

6 months ago /

Serena Williams swept aside Johanna Larsson in round three of the US Open Saturday with an impressive display of powerful and aggressive tennis. The world No.1 took the match on the Arthur Ashe court 6-2 6-1 in just 59 minutes and in the process marked her 307th victory in a grandslam...

Us Open: Nadal Crashes Out On Day Of Upsets

6 months ago /

Two-time US Open champion Rafael Nadal is heading home early following a dramatic five-set loss to young Frenchman Lucas Pouille. It took four hours and a fifth-set tiebreak to upset the world No.5, which earns the 22-year-old a quarterfinal berth, alongside compatriots Gael Monfils and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. He will meet Monfils...

Novak Djokovic Defeat Murray To Win 2nd Madrid Open Title

10 months ago /

Novak Djokovic overcame a worthy fight from defending champion Andy Murray 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 in two hours and six minutes to win his 29th championship at the Mutua Madridd Open on Sunday. The World No. 1 is tied with Rafael Nadal with 28 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 titles. The 28 year old continued his mastery...

Taraba, Ekiti Emerge Champions Of 2016 ASO Table Tennis Championship

10 months ago /

Taraba and Ekiti states on Saturday emerged champions of the Men and Women’s Singles at the 2016 Aso TableTennis Naional Championship respectively. The four-day tournament at the Abuja National Stadium saw Seun Ajetunmobi of Taraba winning Onaolapo Ojo of Ondo 4-0 in the Men’s Singles to become champion with a cash...

 

Rafael Nadal Recovers To Power Past Sam Querrey Into Quarter Finals

10 months ago /

Rafael Nadal drew on his battling qualities on Thursday at the Mutua Madrid Open to keep alive his chances of winning a 29th ATP World Tour Masters 1000 title. The fifth seed and four-time former titlist produced a stunning comeback in the first set against Sam Querrey for a 6-4, 6-2 victory and a place in...

Novak Djokovic Records 30th Win Of The Season

10 months ago /

Novak Djokovic recorded his 30th match win of the season on Thursday to reach the Mutua Madrid Open quarter-finals. Djokovic was in devastating form against Roberto Bautista Agut, the No. 15 seed, in a 6-2, 6-1 victory over 68 minutes. It was Djokovic's fourth straight win over the 2014 semi-finalist. "[It was...

Andy Murray Beats Radek Stepanek At Madrid Open

10 months ago /

Andy Murray began the defence of his Madrid Open title with a hard-fought three-set victory over Czech veteran Radek Stepanek. Murray, who won at this venue last year, was given a stern workout by 37-year-old Stepanek before eventually coming through 7-6 3-6 6-1 in two hours and 14 minutes. The Scot said:...

Roger Federer Withdraws From Madrid Masters Because Of Back Injury

10 months ago /

Roger Federer has withdrawn from the Madrid Masters because of a back injury. The third-ranked player said that he was hurt in practice during the weekend and didn't want to take any chances aggravating the injury. Federer was coming of a knee injury after the Australian Open which sidelined the Swiss player...

Swiss Street Named In Federer's Honour

11 months ago /

The national centre for Swiss Tennis can now be found at “1 Allée Roger Federer”. On Thursday, the Swiss star returned to Biel, where he trained as a junior, to attend a ribbon-cutting ceremony inaugurating the street.   “I am very moved,” said Federer, according to swissinfo.ch, before the 1500 people gathered for the...

 

Nadal Storms Into Barcelona Quarter Finals

11 months ago /

After a rain-delayed start to third-round action at Barcelona Open BancSabadell on Thursday, top see Rafael Nadal stormed into the quarter-finals with a 6-2, 6-2 win over fellow Spaniard Albert Montanes. Nadal and Montanes first met 14 years ago, at a Challenger in Barcelona, when Nadal was just 16. On that occasion, it...

Monte Carlo Masters: Andy Murray Defeat Raonic In Quarter-Final

11 months ago /

Andy Murray has defeated Canadian Milos Raonic to go through to the Monte Carlo Masters semi-finals following an impressive display. The Brit won 6-2 6-0 in 66 minutes and will next play Rafael Nadal, who beat Stan Wawrinka 6-1 6-4. It was a much improved performance from Murray, who broke 10th seed...