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TENNIS NEWS

No. 1 Ash Barty loses at Adelaide International; Coco Gauff into quarterfinals

February 25, 2021 9:05 am

A year ago, Barty beat Collins in the semifinals at the Adelaide International en route to the hard-court title. That was part of a 3-0 head-to-head edge Barty carried into Wednesday’s match.

India tennis legend Akhtar Ali passes away

February 07, 2021 1:17 pm

Akhtar Ali, father of India's current Davis Cup coach Zeeshan Ali, was 83 and breathed his last in Kolkata.

15 chartered flights land, 47 players grounded in bumpy start to Australian Open build-up

January 17, 2021 8:31 am

There were 79 people on board the flight from the US, including 24 players, and 64 passengers on the plane from Abu Dhabi, including 23 players.

Wonder Why... Serve and Volley went out of fashion in Tennis

November 23, 2020 8:07 pm

While we were busy immersing ourselves in the traditions of various sports, the games themselves snuck in makeovers in techniques and strategies and started looking different. The Indian Express writers trace the journeys of these revamps and how the evolutions came about. We start with SHAHID JUDGE, who goes looking for answers to WONDER WHY serve and volley went out of the game of tennis.

Explained: Boris Becker's bankruptcy, and the missing Wimbledon trophies

November 03, 2020 2:33 pm

Last week, the 52-year-old was accused in a London court of failing to submit his Grand Slam trophies to repay his debt. He’s been fighting bankruptcy since filing for it in 2017.

Explained: Why does tennis have a problem with marathon matches?

October 05, 2020 10:07 am

The Giustino-Moutet match is now the second longest ever at the French Open, and the fourth longest match in Grand Slam history in terms of time.

Ace tennis player Vaishnavi Adkar to play at Junior French Open wild card playoffs in Paris

September 19, 2020 4:35 am

The number one (U-16) national tennis player has been training under coach Kedar Shah of Bounce Tennis Academy since she was 12 and has had uniform growth at the local, state and national level.

Justice for Jacob Blake: Athletes across events in US at the forefront of protest

August 28, 2020 9:35 am

Multiple US sporting events were called off and athletes staged protests and boycotted events to voice their protest in response to the shooting of Jacob Blake.

Novak Djokovic rolls on at Western and Southern Open, Andy Murray eliminated

August 26, 2020 9:37 am

Djokovic broke Sandgren three times to reach the quarter-finals and extended his win-loss record to 20-0 this year.

Citi Open in Washington cancelled due to coronavirus disruption

July 21, 2020 9:28 pm

The tournament was set to begin on August 14 and serve as a build-up for the US Open.

TENNIS PHOTOS

French Open 2016 final: In Paris, Serena Williams is second best to Garbine Muguruza

June 05, 2016 2:42 pm

Muguruza beat Serena Williams 7-5 6-4 to win French Open 2016 women's singles title - her first Grand Slam trophy.

Andy Murray vs Novak Djokovic: In Paris, a repeat of Melbourne

June 04, 2016 5:00 pm

Novak Djokovic will clash with Andy Murray in the French Open final after both won their semi-finals on Friday.

French Open final: Serena Williams to face Garbine Muguruza

June 04, 2016 5:29 pm

Serena Williams and Garbine Muruguza marched into French Open final after winning their respective semifinals.

Five-times Grand Slam champ Maria Sharapova fails dope test

March 09, 2016 1:06 pm

Maria Sharapova is seventh athlete in a month to test positive for meldonium, which is used to treat diabetes and low magnesium.

IPTL 2: Rafael Nadal downs Roger Federer in shootout

December 13, 2015 6:45 pm

Rafael Nadal defeated Roger Federer in the much-anticipated clash of the IPTL 2.

Sania Mirza, Rafael Nadal enthrall crowd as IPTL returns to India

December 11, 2015 5:20 pm

The International Premier Tennis League returned to the national capital on Thursday in presence of stars like Rafael Nadal and others.

Rafael Nadal's day out with kids in Delhi

December 10, 2015 4:56 pm

Spanish tennis sensation Rafael Nadal was at a 'Tennis clinic' held at the national capital on Thursday.

Sania Mirza holidays in Goa with actress Parineeti Chopra

November 30, 2015 12:53 pm

India's leading tennis lady Sania Mirza is in Goa with Parineeti Chopra for a "short vacation".

Sania Mirza gives West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee Tennis lessons on star-studded evening

November 26, 2015 12:20 pm

Sania Mirza gave West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee some Tennis tips as the two met at a promotional event in Kolkata.

Sania Mirza's sister Anam Mirza gets engaged

September 25, 2015 3:39 pm

Sania Mirza's sister Anam Mirza got engaged to Akbar in a private ceremony on Tuesday.

TENNIS VIDEOS

When Boris Becker won Wimbledon

June 22, 2020 6:23 pm

#OnThisDay in 1985, Boris Becker became the youngest player ever to win Wimbledon at age 17.