Sharapova said she knew it was time to retire as she flew home to Los Angeles from Australia. Kobe Bryant’s death in a helicopter crash on Jan. 26 made it even clearer.
The Serbian world number one, who lost to Kohlschreiber at Indian Wells a year ago, was entirely dominant, sending down 23 winners and losing only 10 points on his serve as he wrapped up the win in 59 minutes without facing a break point.
The only big name missing from the Croatian squad is current world no. 28 Borna Coric. Nonetheless, the European side will be a tricky opponent for the Indians.
In an emotional essay on vanityfair.com, Maria Sharapova wrote “I’m new to this, so please forgive me. Tennis – I’m saying goodbye.”
Nick Kyrgios had delighted fans with some superb tennis en route to the title in Mexico last year but it was a different story on Tuesday when he was forced to quit the first-round clash after losing the opening set 6-3
Sofia Kenin has yet to win a WTA Tour match since earning her first Grand Slam title in Melbourne after going out in the opening round in Dubai last week.
The Croatian team hasn’t officially been announced yet, but the team’s new non-playing captain Vedran Martic ‘expects’ to have Marin Cilic in the squad.
It was during the 2000 Roland Garros quarterfinal against perennial rival Monica Seles that Mary Pierce pulled out a stroke that remains a fixture in most 'best shots ever' montages; a running, high-jumping, front-facing, between-the-legs lob.
Rafael Nadal insisted that there was no such WhatsApp group with just the "Big Three".
The AITA selection committee on Tuesday decided to keep veteran Leander Paes in the five-member playing squad for the upcoming Davis Cup tie against Croatia, making Divij Sharan the reserve member.
Djokovic, who helped Serbia to victory in the ATP Cup before lifting his eighth Australian Open title last month, struck 22 winners and did not face a break point against wildcard Jaziri in a near-faultless display.
The "Big Three" have been supportive of each other's ventures outside the court as recently, Djokovic flew to Kazakhstan to play a match for the Spaniard's foundation, and Nadal also involved himself in the "Match for Africa" series for the Federer's foundation.
The Open 13 victory made Stefanos Tsitsipas the first man to win back-to-back trophies at the tournament since Sweden's Thomas Enqvist in 1997-98.
The 21-year-old Tsitsipas will aim for his fifth career title on Sunday against either seventh-seeded Felix Auger-Aliassime or French veteran Gilles Simon, who has 14 titles.
Rybakina came back from a break down in both sets and also saved set points in each to overcome the eighth seeded Croatian in a little over two hours for her 19th victory of the year.
The 125K series hardcourt event was to be played from April 13 to April 19, with 32 singles players and 16 doubles teams.
Survival instructor Bear Grylls also shared the video and praised Novak Djokovic for devoting time to the kids.
World no 3 Roger Federer won't participate in the upcoming edition of French Open due to a knee injury.
Tennis pundits have often suggested that Djokovic gets infuriated as well as galvanised by overwhelming support for Federer and Nadal when he locks horns with them, but the 32-year-old from Belgrade offered a different view.
Fifth seed Kenin was eliminated by Kazakh Elena Rybakina, who came back from a set down to win 6-7(2) 6-3 6-3 in exactly two hours.