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  • Sania Mirza and Mattek-Sands stun sixth seeds to enter Wimbledon 2nd round Jul 01, 2021 07:28 PM IST

    Sania Mirza and Mattek-Sands stun sixth seeds to enter Wimbledon 2nd round

    Sania Mirza and Mattek-Sands were a bit rusty at the start but once they got their rhythm they dominated the match and won 7-5 6-3 against the American-Chilean combination in one hour and 27 minutes.

  • Serena Williams says she will not play at the Tokyo Olympics Jun 27, 2021 06:15 PM IST

    Serena Williams says she will not play at the Tokyo Olympics

    Other top tennis players such as Rafael Nadal and Dominic Thiem also have said they'll skip the trip to Japan, where the Olympics open on July 23, a year after being postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Naomi Osaka pulls out of Wimbledon, but aims for Tokyo Olympics Jun 18, 2021 07:21 AM IST

    Naomi Osaka pulls out of Wimbledon, but aims for Tokyo Olympics

    Women's tennis world No. 2 Naomi Osaka's withdrawal is a second blow to Wimbledon after 20-times Grand Slam winner Rafael Nadal also announced he was skipping the grasscourt major

  • French Open 2021 Final: Novak Djokovic defeats Stefanos Tsitsipas to clinch 19th Grand Slam title Jun 13, 2021 11:01 PM IST

    French Open 2021 Final: Novak Djokovic defeats Stefanos Tsitsipas to clinch 19th Grand Slam title

    Novak Djokovic’s second trophy at Roland Garros moves him one major championship away from tying the men’s record of 20 shared by Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer.

  • French Open 2021 | Rafael Nadal vs Novak Djokovic, the closest tennis comes to boxing Jun 11, 2021 05:02 PM IST

    French Open 2021 | Rafael Nadal vs Novak Djokovic, the closest tennis comes to boxing

    Djokovic leads the rivalry 29-28, but Nadal is 7-1 against him in Paris, and has the edge once again.

  • 36 all out cricket score or a Naomi Osaka tennis match, don’t you want to hear the players' thoughts? Jun 01, 2021 05:39 PM IST

    36 all out cricket score or a Naomi Osaka tennis match, don’t you want to hear the players' thoughts?

    The post-match press conference is a routine 10-minute affair. It goes beyond the media, as it also informs fans, coaches, sponsors and documentary makers.

  • A shocking exit and a sad day for tennis Jun 01, 2021 10:24 AM IST

    A shocking exit and a sad day for tennis

    Depression is more common in sports than many would expect. The problem was that Osaka did not offer tennis’ leaders that explanation—in public or apparently in private—until Monday night.

  • Naomi Osaka withdraws from French Open citing depression Jun 01, 2021 07:32 AM IST

    Naomi Osaka withdraws from French Open citing depression

    Osaka said in the build-up to the tournament that she would not attend the obligatory press conferences for players after matches, saying the questioning by journalists stresses her mental health.

  • Naomi Osaka fined $15,000 for not speaking at French Open May 31, 2021 07:39 AM IST

    Naomi Osaka fined $15,000 for not speaking at French Open

    The penalty was announced in a joint statement from the president of the French tennis federation, Gilles Moretton, and the heads of the other three Grand Slam tournaments.

  • 'I'm done': Serena Williams walks out in tears after semi-final defeat Feb 18, 2021 03:36 PM IST

    'I'm done': Serena Williams walks out in tears after semi-final defeat

    The veteran American's quest to reach a ninth Australian Open final and match Court's 24 major singles titles ended in a 6-3, 6-4 semi-final mauling by the Japanese third seed.

  • Australia puts 500 tennis players, staff into coronavirus isolation Feb 04, 2021 10:49 AM IST

    Australia puts 500 tennis players, staff into coronavirus isolation

    The city reimposed an order for masks indoors and a limit on gatherings of 15 people after the state's run of 28 days with no new local cases came to an end.

  • Mapping The Milestone: A look at Rafael Nadal’s 1,000 glorious wins Nov 07, 2020 05:37 PM IST

    Mapping The Milestone: A look at Rafael Nadal’s 1,000 glorious wins

    Rafael Nadal has become the fourth player to accomplish 1,000 tour-level wins, joining the league of tennis greats such as Jimmy Connors, Roger Federer, and Ivan Lendl

  • Male tennis players with most wins: This legend beats Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer Nov 06, 2020 08:46 AM IST

    Male tennis players with most wins: This legend beats Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer

    Only three players have racked up more than 1,000 match wins so far. Check out who they are.

  • Nadal’s march to GOATness, with stops in Chennai Oct 12, 2020 09:52 AM IST

    Nadal’s march to GOATness, with stops in Chennai

    Rafael Nadal, the boy loading up on calories at lunch in Chennai in the early 2000s - and then burning them off on the courts, is now at the pinnacle of his sport.

  • French Open: Rafael Nadal beats Novak Djokovic for record 13th title win Oct 11, 2020 10:26 PM IST

    French Open: Rafael Nadal beats Novak Djokovic for record 13th title win

    Rafael Nadal has been dominant on clay courts, and has only lost twice in the French Open. He is undefeated in the finals. World number one Novak Djokovic has failed to beat Nadal in the French Open final in all their three meetings.

  • French Open: Rafael Nadal beats Novak Djokovic to clinch title, equals Roger Federer's record of 20 Grand Slams Oct 11, 2020 09:38 PM IST

    French Open: Rafael Nadal beats Novak Djokovic to clinch title, equals Roger Federer's record of 20 Grand Slams

    This was the third time Nadal beat Djokovic at Roland Garros in Paris to secure the title. Nadal, 34, claimed his 100th match win at Roland Garros against just two defeats since his 2005 debut.

  • Petra Kvitova and the art of not playing victim Oct 08, 2020 02:44 PM IST

    Petra Kvitova and the art of not playing victim

    Many of us have faced trauma. Only some, like tennis star Petra Kvitova, who was attacked by a knife-wielding burglar in 2016, have the resolve to not wallow in self-pity. Kvitova stands two matches away from a maiden French Open crown.

  • Ruthless Nadal stays on course for 13th French Open title Sep 30, 2020 09:41 PM IST

    Ruthless Nadal stays on course for 13th French Open title

    The claycourt master played deep, using his forehand to devastating effect to set up a meeting with Japanese Kei Nishikori or Italian Stefano Travaglia.

  • French Open: Infosys, Roland Garros bring digital innovation to tennis fans, players Sep 28, 2020 07:23 PM IST

    French Open: Infosys, Roland Garros bring digital innovation to tennis fans, players

    The tournament that started on September 21 will go on until October 11. Infosys and Roland Garros, which hosts French Open Tennis tournament, had signed a three-year pact for tech collaboration in 2019.

  • Naomi Osaka beats Victoria Azarenka to win second US Open title Sep 13, 2020 11:17 AM IST

    Naomi Osaka beats Victoria Azarenka to win second US Open title

    Naomi Osaka's US Open victory also marks another landmark -- 26 years since Arantxa Sanchez Vicario won the match against Steffi Graf in 1994, despite losing the first set.

  • Highest Grand Slam women singles titles | Check out the top 10 tennis players Sep 12, 2020 06:26 PM IST

    Highest Grand Slam women singles titles | Check out the top 10 tennis players

    Serena Williams missed her 24th Grand Slam singles title after losing against Victoria Azarenka in the semi-finals of US Open 2020.

  • US Open 2020: Novak Djokovic disqualified in fourth round after striking line judge with ball 'in frustration' Sep 07, 2020 07:51 AM IST

    US Open 2020: Novak Djokovic disqualified in fourth round after striking line judge with ball 'in frustration'

    Djokovic was becoming frustrated after squandering three set points when Carreno Busta served at 4-5, 0-40, then suffering a fall. Having dropped serve to trail 5-6, he swatted a ball reasonably hard to the back of the court, inadvertently striking a female line judge in the area of her throat.

  • India's Nagal heads into Thiem challenge with 'nothing to lose' Sep 02, 2020 08:45 AM IST

    India's Nagal heads into Thiem challenge with 'nothing to lose'

    Sumit Nagal believes the shortage of matches for both players due to the COVID-19 pandemic could help level the playing field against Dominic Thiem.

  • 'Tricky' for Ash Barty to maintain training intensity in shutdown Apr 25, 2020 01:25 PM IST

    'Tricky' for Ash Barty to maintain training intensity in shutdown

    Like other sports around the world, professional tennis screeched to a halt in early March as the virus spread quickly around the world. It will not restart until at least mid-July.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | With Wimbledon lost, Federer and Williams running out of Grand Slam opportunities Apr 03, 2020 04:40 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | With Wimbledon lost, Federer and Williams running out of Grand Slam opportunities

    The entire claycourt and grasscourt seasons have been cancelled, with the four-month shutdown wreaking havoc on the finances of the lower-tier players.

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