Day of fallen seeds for women in Australian Open
Day of fallen seeds for women in Australian Open

The 2015 Australian Open kicked off on Monday and an entertaining day of enthralling tennis saw four seeded women get ousted in the first round itself. With regular top class players in both men's and women's draw advancing to the next round, the taste of success for these seeded players ended on a bitter note.

Rod Laver Arena is really imposing, says smiling Lucie Hradecka
Rod Laver Arena is really imposing, says smiling Lucie Hradecka

For about 20 minutes on Monday, Lucie Hradecka felt that playing on Rod Laver Arena was so overwhelming that she was never going to be able to nail a first serve or return anything that Ana Ivanovic blasted at her.

Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray cruise at Open as Ana Ivanovic crashes
Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray cruise at Open as Ana Ivanovic crashes

Big guns Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray successfully blasted their way into the Australian Open second round Monday but the Grand Slam dream of Ana Ivanovic was shattered.

Australian Open: Ana Ivanovic crashes as Simona Halep, Grigor Dimitrov progress
Australian Open: Ana Ivanovic crashes as Simona Halep, Grigor Dimitrov progress

Fifth seed Ana Ivanovic crashed out of the Australian Open in the first round Monday but rising stars Simona Halep and Grigor Dimitrov successfully kicked off their bids for Grand Slam glory.

Confident Ana Ivanovic ready to fulfil potential
Confident Ana Ivanovic ready to fulfil potential

Former world number one Ana Ivanovic says she`s finally ready to fulfil her undoubted potential as she gears up to contest the Australian Open at her "second home" Melbourne Park.

Maria Sharapova beats Ana Ivanovic to win Brisbane International
Maria Sharapova beats Ana Ivanovic to win Brisbane International

Maria Sharapova beat Ana Ivanovic in the final of the Brisbane International on Saturday in a display that bodes well for her chances at the Australian Open.

Maria Sharapova stamps her authority in Brisbane
Maria Sharapova stamps her authority in Brisbane

Top seed Maria Sharapova stamped her authority on the Brisbane International when she downed Ukraine`s Elina Svitolina 6-1, 6-3 in the semi-finals on Friday.

Ana Ivanovic advances to Brisbane final
Ana Ivanovic advances to Brisbane final

Serbia`s Ana Ivanovic battled her way into the final of the Brisbane International on Friday, beating American Varvara Lepchenko 7-6(2) 6-4.

Sharapova cruises, Ivanovic struggles in Brisbane
Sharapova cruises, Ivanovic struggles in Brisbane

Top seeds Maria Sharapova and Ana Ivanovic booked their places in the semi-finals of the Brisbane International in vastly contrasting fashion on Thursday.

IPTL: Hectic scheduling gives players little time to explore India
IPTL: Hectic scheduling gives players little time to explore India

Some of the world's top tennis names have arrived here for the third leg of the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) but the hectic scheduling of the inaugural event has put paid to their plans of exploring India and its diverse culture.

Tomas Berdych inspires Singapore to first IPTL win
Tomas Berdych inspires Singapore to first IPTL win

The Singapore Slammers took their first International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) victory at the fifth time of asking when Tomas Berdych led the home side to a thrilling 24-23 victory over the previously unbeaten Indian Aces on Wednesday.

IPTL: India Aces thrash UAE Royals on day one of Singapore leg
IPTL: India Aces thrash UAE Royals on day one of Singapore leg

 Indian Aces continued their impressive run in the inaugural International Premier Tennis League with a commanding 30-11 win over UAE Royals on day one of the Singapore leg here on Tuesday.

Anyone for fast-forward tennis? Welcome to the IPTL!
Anyone for fast-forward tennis? Welcome to the IPTL!

It`s tennis, but not as we know it.

Indian Aces beat UAE Royals to top IPTL standings
Indian Aces beat UAE Royals to top IPTL standings

Indian Aces notched up their third win on the trot with a 28-20 victory over UAE Royals in the battle of two unbeaten sides in an India Premier Tennis League match here on Sunday.

Indian Aces win inaugural IPTL tie
Indian Aces win inaugural IPTL tie

The much-awaited inaugural International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) got off to a flying start with the Indian Aces notching an impressive 26-16 first victory against the Singapore Slammers at the Mall of Asia Arena here Friday.

Ana Ivanovic says `hard to imagine` faster future for game
Ana Ivanovic says `hard to imagine` faster future for game

Ana Ivanovic demolished Daniela Hantuchova in a dominating International Premier Tennis League debut on Friday, but said it was "hard to imagine" the game evolving to adopt the much faster format.

Maria Sharapova, Ana Ivanovic to compete at Brisbane International
Maria Sharapova, Ana Ivanovic to compete at Brisbane International

 Tennis players Maria Sharapova and Ana Ivanovic will start the new season at the Brisbane International here, the only premier-level event in the opening week of 2015, organisers confirmed Wednesday.

Azarenka, Ivanovic to play in Brisbane International
Azarenka, Ivanovic to play in Brisbane International

Victoria Azarenka and Ana Ivanovic will play in the Brisbane International joining Maria Sharapova in a strong field, organisers said on Sunday.

Coming to Broadway soon? Serena, the musical
Coming to Broadway soon? Serena, the musical

Serena Williams said she`d like to see a musical of her life performed on Broadway after she reached the WTA Finals title match following a strong dose of drama and Mariah Carey.

Maria Sharapova concedes No.1 ranking to Serena Williams
Maria Sharapova concedes No.1 ranking to Serena Williams

Maria Sharapova failed to advance out of the WTA Finals groups and conceded the year-end No.1 ranking to Serena Williams despite a three-set victory over Agnieszka Radwanska on Friday.