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Maria Sharapova wants to be clear: She is retiring from tennis, not quitting

February 27, 2020 3:14:54 pm

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.

Dominant Djokovic marches into Dubai quarterfinals

February 27, 2020 1:59:06 pm

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.

Marin Cilic’s inclusion makes it tough for India in Davis Cup

February 27, 2020 9:32:30 am

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. 

‘Tennis – I’m saying goodbye’: Maria Sharapova retires at 32

February 26, 2020 7:29:33 pm

In an emotional essay on vanityfair.com, Maria Sharapova wrote “I’m new to this, so please forgive me. Tennis – I’m saying goodbye.”

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Nick Kyrgios accuses Acapulco crowd of ‘disrespect’ after retiring hurt

February 26, 2020 4:46:31 pm

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 loses opening match again; Ashleigh Barty cruises in Doha

February 26, 2020 9:40:13 am

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.

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Out-of-rhythm Marin Cilic seeks to find form in Davis Cup tie against India

February 26, 2020 2:27:30 pm

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.

Mary Pierce looks back at a career less ordinary

February 26, 2020 2:28:23 pm

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 rubbishes Djokovic’s claim, says there’s no ‘Big Three’ WhatsApp group

February 25, 2020 7:29:42 pm

Rafael Nadal insisted that there was no such WhatsApp group with just the "Big Three".

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AITA keeps Leander Paes in playing squad, Divij Sharan reserve for Croatia tie

February 25, 2020 8:16:12 pm

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.

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Novak Djokovic continues hot streak with opening win in Dubai

February 25, 2020 10:05:21 am

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.

Novak Djokovic reveals he’s in a ‘Big Three’ WhatsApp group with Nadal and Federer

February 24, 2020 10:02:20 pm

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.

Stefanos Tsitsipas sinks Felix Auger-Aliassime to win Marseille title again

February 23, 2020 9:05:12 pm

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.

Stefanos Tsitsipas through to Open 13 final, to defend title

February 22, 2020 9:20:44 pm

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.

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Elena Rybakina sets up final showdown with Simona Halep in Dubai

February 22, 2020 1:50:30 pm

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.

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WTA cancels Xi’an Open due to coronavirus outbreak

February 21, 2020 12:30:06 pm

The 125K series hardcourt event was to be played from April 13 to April 19, with 32 singles players and 16 doubles teams.

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Watch: Novak Djokovic plays late night street tennis in Belgrade

February 20, 2020 9:33:51 pm

Survival instructor Bear Grylls also shared the video and praised Novak Djokovic for devoting time to the kids.

Roger Federer out of French Open due to knee injury

February 20, 2020 4:49:29 pm

World no 3 Roger Federer won't participate in the upcoming edition of French Open due to a knee injury.

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I do not feel unloved by opposition fans, says Novak Djokovic

February 19, 2020 9:47:12 am

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.

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Belinda Bencic and Sofia Kenin fall at first hurdle on day of upsets in Dubai

February 19, 2020 9:37:22 am

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.

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