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Tag: Tennis

Odisha's Sohini Mohanty - A New Tennis Star In The Making
Odisha's Sohini Mohanty - A New Tennis Star In The Making

In a roller-coaster 2021, the new-gen tennis star Sohini Mohanty showcased her tremendous potentiality on the court and won several accolades and awards despite much struggles. 

Naomi Osaka
Home Favourite Naomi Osaka Loses In Straight Sets To Marketa Vondrousova

With Naomi's exit, the top three players on the WTA singles rankings at the Olympics have all bowed out of the quadrennial showpiece. No. 6-ranked Elina Svitolina of Ukraine is now the highest-ranked player left in the draw.

Samir Banerjee
Wimbledon: Unseeded Indian-American Samir In Boys' Singles Final

Samir will take on fellow American Victor Lilov in the first all-American final since 2014.

Novak Djokovic
Novak Djokovic Rallies To Win French Open; His 19th Grand Slam Title

World No.1 Novak Djokovic on Sunday made an astonishing comeback from being two sets down to beat fifth seed Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-7(6), 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 in four hours and 11 minutes and win the French Open title.

Barbora Krejcikova
Unseeded Czech Barbora Krejcikova Emerges French Open Women's Champion

Unseeded Barbora Krejcikova on Saturday became the first Czech Republic woman in 40 years to win the French Open title as she defeated No.31 seed Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia 6-1, 2-6, 6-4 in the final match.

Djokovic beats Nadal to enter French Open final
French Open: Novak Djokovic Shakes The Order, Beats Rafael Nadal To Enter Final

Novak Djokovic dashed Rafael Nadal's hopes of winning a record 21st Grand Slam title and his 14th French Open after the world No. 1 overcame the Spaniard 3-6, 6-3, 7-6(4), 6-2 in a four-hour-22-minute semi-final that was replete with moments of brilliance as well as errors.

French Open
French Open: It's Barbora vs Anastasia In Women's Final

Unseeded Czech Barbora Krejcikova pulled off a remarkable upset by outlasting No.17 seed Maria Sakkari 7-5, 4-6, 9-7 in a French Open women's semi-final match to reach her first Grand Slam final on Thursday.

Naomi Osaka
Naomi Osaka Withdraws From French Open Due To Mental Health Issues

World No. 2 Naomi Osaka of Japan on Monday withdrew from the French Open over her stand to not to speak to the media due to her mental health.

Rafael Nadal
Rafael Nadal Beats Novak Djokovic For 10th Rome Open Title

World No. 3 Spaniard Rafael Nadal on Sunday won his 10th Italian Open title, after overcoming a second set comeback from No. 1 Novak Djokovic in the final to triumph 7-5, 1-6, 6-3 in two hours and 50 minutes.

Tokyo Olympics: Indian Table Tennis Players Kamal, Sathiyan, Manika, Sutirtha Qualify For Olympics 2021

Doha: Veteran table tenniVeteran table tennis player Sharath Kamal, Gnanasekaran Sathiyan, Sutirtha Mukherjee and Manika Batra have qualified for the Tokyo Olympics that starts from July 23 this year. s player Sharath Kamal, Gnanasekaran Sathiyan, Sutirtha Mukherjee and Manika Batra have qualified for the Tokyo Olympics that starts from July 23 this year. Sathiyan qualified […]

Sania Mirza creates history, becomes 1st Indian to win Fed Cup Heart Award

New Delhi: Tennis star Sania Mirza created history by becoming the first Indian to win the Fed Cup Heart Award. Sania was the nominee for the award from the Asia/Oceania Zone alongwith Indonesia’s Priska Madelyn Nugroho. “It’s an honour to win the Fed Cup Heart Award as the first Indian,” said Sania in a statement. […]

COVID-19: Tennis world commits over $6m for player relief program

The governing bodies of world tennis have said that they will raise in excess of $6 million to support the players affected by the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. In April, the International Tennis Federation had said that the ITF, along with ATP and WTA, and organisers of the four Grand Slams (Tennis Australia, […]

Ankita Raina shines with two wins as Indian Fed Cup team creates Fed Cup history

Dubai: The Indian Fed cup team created history by progressing to the play-offs for the first time ever with Ankita Raina leading the side to a 2-1 win over Indonesia, here. Ankita on Saturday night pulled off a crucial singles win against talented Aldila Sutjiadi to lock the tie 1-1 after Rutuja Bhosale suffered a […]

Maria Sharapova Announces Retirement From Tennis

New Delhi: Five-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova on Wednesday announced that she is retiring from tennis. The 32-year-old Sharapova said in a column in Vogue and Vanity Fair magazines that recurring injuries in recent years have led to her making the decision. “How do you leave behind the only life you’ve ever known? How […]

Djokovic Pays Tribute To Bryant After Aus Open Win

Melbourne: Novak Djokovic on Sunday paid tribute to late basketball great Kobe Bryant after winning the 2020 Australia Open title. Djokovic beat Austrian Dominic Thiem in five sets at the Rod Laver Arena to lift the Sir Norman Brookes Cup a record-extending eighth time. In his speech after being presented with the trophy, Djokovic spoke […]

Australian Open: Djokovic Wins 8th Title With Five-Set Win Over Thiem

Melbourne: Novak Djokovic came from a set down on Sunday to beat Dominic Thiem in the final of the 2020 Australian Open. This is the Serb’s eighth title at the Rod Laver Arena and 17th Grand Slam win overall. Djokovic beat Thiem 6-4, 4-6, 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 in a match that lasted four hours. He […]

Sania Mirza named in Indian Fed Cup squad

New Delhi: Tennis star Sania Mirza was on Tuesday named in the Indian five-member Fed Cup squad, as she plots her return to the game after a break. The team also features the country’s top singles player Ankita Raina. Riya Bhatia (379), Rutuja Bhosale (466) and Karman Kaur Thandi (568) are also part of the […]

Roger Federer
Federer Wins 10th Swiss Open Crown, His 103rd Singles Title

Basel: Swiss legend Roger Federer secured a record-breaking 10th Swiss Indoors championship title in his hometown by outclassing Australia’s Alex de Minaur in the final. On Sunday, Federer was at his usual best as he defeated the Aussie 6-2, 6-2 to register his 103th singles titles of his career. Playing in front of his home […]

Alexander Zverev knocks out Federer in Shanghai Masters quarterfinals

Shanghai: Swiss superstar Roger Federer followed Serbian Novak Djokovic out of the Shanghai Masters quarterfinals after a three-set defeat of 6-3, 6-7 (7), 6-3 to Germany’s Alexander Zverev here on Friday. The 22-year-old fifth seed will face Austria’s Dominic Thiem or Matteo Berrettini of Italy in the semi-finals on Saturday. Federer, the champion in Shanghai […]

Cabal-Farah Clinch Men's Doubles US Open Title

New York: Top seeded Colombian pair of Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah created history as they defeated Marcel Granollers of Spain and Horacio Zeballos of Argentina in straight sets to win the men’s doubles title at the US Open. After becoming the first players from their nation to lift a men’s doubles Grand Slam […]

Nadal, Medvedev In US Open Final Blockbuster

New York: Three-time champion Rafael Nadal advanced to his fifth US Open final with a convincing win over 24th seed Italian challenger Matteo Berrettini at the Flushing Meadows. On Friday, Nadal wore down the first-time semifinalist 7-6, 6-4, 6-1 under the lights of Arthur Ashe Stadium and sprinted into the final on Sunday where he […]

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Serena To Face Andreescu In US Open Final

New York: Six-time champion Serena Williams will be facing Canadian teenager Bianca Andreescu in the final of the US Open in a bid to capture her 24th career Grand Slam women’s singles title, which would tie Margaret Court’s all-time record. Williams earned her 10th trip to the final at the Flushing Meadows with a 6-3, […]

US Open: Bopanna Advances, Paes Crashes Out In Doubles

New York: It was a mixed day for India at the US Open as Rohan Bopanna advanced to the second round with his Canadian partner Denis Shapovalov while Leander Paes and his Argentine partner Guillermo Duran failed to progress after suffering a first-round loss in the men’s doubles event. Bopanna and Shapovalov defeated formidable fourth […]

Sumit Nagal One Win Away From US Open Main Draw

New York: India’s Sumit Nagal moved a step closer towards making the main draw of the 2019 US Open. The 22-year-old beat Canada’s Peter Polansky 7-5, 7-6 in two hours and five minutes in the second qualifying round to set up a clash against Brazil’s Joao Menezes in the final qualifying tie. Nagal raced to […]

Indo-Pak Davis Cup Tie Postponed To November

New Delhi: India’s Davis Cup tie against Pakistan was on Thursday postponed to November after a security review by the Davis Cup committee, the International Tennis Federation (ITF) said. The tie was scheduled in Islamabad on September 14-15. “Following an in-depth security review of the current situation in Pakistan by independent expert security advisors, the […]