Grand Slam

Serena Williams 'very likely' to come back at Australian Open: Organisers

Serena Williams 'very likely' to come back at Australian Open: Organisers

Williams, 36, won this year's Australian Open while pregnant and gave birth to a baby girl in September. She has not played a competition since, raising questions over whether the 23-time Grand Slam winner would attempt to defend her title next month.

Dec 06, 2017, 17:43 PM IST
Australian Open: Basketball to make debut at season-opening Grand Slam

Australian Open: Basketball to make debut at season-opening Grand Slam

Spectators with Australian Open tickets will be able to attend both the tennis and the basketball, which will see the venue converted for the occasion.

Dec 06, 2017, 12:11 PM IST
Andy Murray splits with coach Ivan Lendl for 2nd time

Andy Murray splits with coach Ivan Lendl for 2nd time

The 30-year-old Scot has enjoyed all of his Grand Slam success under the guidance of Lendl, securing a second Wimbledon title last year and another Olympic title in the second installment of their fruitful partnership.

Nov 18, 2017, 09:39 AM IST
Serena Williams can 'absolutely' break Margaret Court's Grand Slam record: Steffi Graf

Serena Williams can 'absolutely' break Margaret Court's Grand Slam record: Steffi Graf

Former world number one Serena Williams, who gave birth earlier this year, has already overtaken Graf with 23 Grand Slam wins but is yet to surpass Court, who boasts 24 major titles.

Nov 05, 2017, 13:22 PM IST
Novak Djokovic to drop out of world's top 10 for the first time in a decade

Novak Djokovic to drop out of world's top 10 for the first time in a decade

The 30-year-old is hoping to make his return at the exhibition World Tennis Championship at Abu Dhabi in December.

Nov 02, 2017, 23:27 PM IST
Martina Hingis helped me become Slam champion, says 'not sad' Roger Federer

Martina Hingis helped me become Slam champion, says 'not sad' Roger Federer

Hingis had five Grand Slam singles titles to her name when injuries drove her into her first retirement in 2003 when she was just 22.

Oct 27, 2017, 10:10 AM IST
Stan Wawrinka's coach Magnus Norman steps down for personal reasons

Stan Wawrinka's coach Magnus Norman steps down for personal reasons

The Swiss was ranked third in the world in July, but has slipped to ninth following his injury layoff.  

Oct 26, 2017, 00:10 AM IST
Australian Open 'top of Serena's mind', says boss

Australian Open 'top of Serena's mind', says boss

Williams won this year`s Australian Open while pregnant, and she has spoken of her "outrageous" plans to play in Melbourne in 2018 -- just four-and-a-half months after giving birth to her baby girl.

Oct 10, 2017, 13:32 PM IST
Rafael Nadal beats Nick Kyrgios to claim second China Open title

Rafael Nadal beats Nick Kyrgios to claim second China Open title

The 31-year-old Spaniard dominated a seemingly disgruntled Australian in a 6-2, 6-1 thrashing which lasted 92 minutes on Beijing`s outside hard courts.

Oct 08, 2017, 19:14 PM IST
US Open champion Rafael Nadal calls 2017 'one of the best of his career'

US Open champion Rafael Nadal calls 2017 'one of the best of his career'

Nadal also claimed an unprecedented 10th French Open in June after finishing runner-up to Roger Federer at the Australian Open.

Sep 11, 2017, 08:45 AM IST
US Open 2017: Majestic Rafael Nadal humbles Kevin Anderson to claim 16th Grand Slam title

US Open 2017: Majestic Rafael Nadal humbles Kevin Anderson to claim 16th Grand Slam title

Nadal thus added a third US Open trophy from New York. He had previously won the Flushing Meadows event in 2010 and 2013, to successfully counter the view that he only thrives on the dirts of Paris.

Sep 11, 2017, 05:37 AM IST
Martina Hingis, Chan Yung-Jan capture US Open women`s doubles crown

Martina Hingis, Chan Yung-Jan capture US Open women`s doubles crown

For Hingis, it was a 25th career Grand Slam title overall and her third of the year.

Sep 11, 2017, 01:19 AM IST
Sloane Stephens marvels at money and journey to US Open glory

Sloane Stephens marvels at money and journey to US Open glory

Worries didn`t end for Sloane Stephens after winning her first Grand Slam title Saturday at the US Open, recalling the fabulous photographs of past champions she admired along the hallways of Arthur Ashe Stadium.

Sep 10, 2017, 06:42 AM IST
US Open, Men's Singles final: Rafael Nadal eyes sweet sixteen against Kevin Anderson

US Open, Men's Singles final: Rafael Nadal eyes sweet sixteen against Kevin Anderson

The 31-year-old Spaniard, who captured a 10th Roland Garros in June and was runner-up to Roger Federer at the Australian Open in January, is the overwhelming favourite.

Sep 10, 2017, 04:07 AM IST
US Open 2017, Women's Singles final: Sloane Stephens vs Madison Keys – As it happened...

US Open 2017, Women's Singles final: Sloane Stephens vs Madison Keys – As it happened...

The all-American final was expected to be a tense fight, but with the higher ranked Keys committing 30 unforced errors, it ended with an one-sided match.

Sep 09, 2017, 23:41 PM IST
US Open 2017: Venus Williams faces Sloane Stephens with eyes on eighth Slam crown

US Open 2017: Venus Williams faces Sloane Stephens with eyes on eighth Slam crown

US ninth seed Williams, the 2017 Wimbledon and Australian Open runner-up, is the US Open`s oldest semi-finalist and the oldest in any Slam since Martina Navratilova at Wimbledon in 1994.

Sep 07, 2017, 00:42 AM IST
US Open: Elina Svitolina fights through, Dominic Thiem cruises

US Open: Elina Svitolina fights through, Dominic Thiem cruises

Svitolina, seeking her sixth title of the year and first Grand Slam crown, held off 42nd-ranked Czech Katerina Siniakova 6-0, 6-7 (5/7), 6-3 while Thiem finished off Australian Alex de Minaur 6-4, 6-1, 6-1 under sunny skies.

Aug 30, 2017, 23:43 PM IST
US Open: Karolina Pliskova wins as Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer wait on soggy day

US Open: Karolina Pliskova wins as Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer wait on soggy day

With showers halting play on the outside courts, Nadal and Federer at least had the comfort of knowing that they would begin under the Ashe roof later Tuesday.

Aug 30, 2017, 00:17 AM IST
Simona Halep has inside track in eight-woman fight for No 1

Simona Halep has inside track in eight-woman fight for No 1

Eight women have a chance to claim the world number one ranking after the year`s final Grand Slam event, which opens Monday on the New York hardcourts with Halep facing Maria Sharapova in the feature match.

Aug 28, 2017, 00:20 AM IST
Canadian Milos Raonic pulls out of US Open with wrist injury

Canadian Milos Raonic pulls out of US Open with wrist injury

Raonic thus joins 12-time Grand Slam champion Novak Djokovic, 2016 US Open champion Stan Wawrinka and 2014 finalist Kei Nishikori in the growing list of withdrawn players.

Aug 24, 2017, 15:28 PM IST