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Tennis needs money, innovation but home and away format is DNA of Davis Cup: Mahesh Bhupathi

Tennis needs money, innovation but home and away format is DNA of Davis Cup: Mahesh Bhupathi

A three-billion dollar deal is too big to ignore as authorities target revamp of the Davis Cup but doing away with the home and away format is not "ideal" since it is the DNA of the competition, says India's captain Mahesh Bhupathi.

Apr 30, 2018, 19:23 PM IST
Ankita Raina ends singles title drought, wins Gwalior ITF event

Ankita Raina ends singles title drought, wins Gwalior ITF event

Ankita Raina won her first singles title in more than three years when she fought past second seed Amandine Hesse in straight sets in the final of the USD 25,000 ITF women's event on Saturday.

Mar 17, 2018, 15:09 PM IST
Davis Cup revamp could 'kill its soul', say Belgians

Davis Cup revamp could 'kill its soul', say Belgians

A proposal to rip up the Davis Cup format and replace it with a one-week World Cup of Tennis Finals in a single city risks "killing the soul" of the historic competition, according to Belgian tennis chief Gijs Kooken.

Feb 27, 2018, 21:24 PM IST
Davis Cup shake-up as ITF announces World Cup of Tennis plan

Davis Cup shake-up as ITF announces World Cup of Tennis plan

A massive shake-up of the Davis Cup competition will see the formation of an 18-nation World Cup of Tennis Finals, the International Tennis Federation (ITF) said on Monday.

Feb 26, 2018, 21:09 PM IST
Tennis: Asian Games winners to get direct entry to Tokyo Olympics

Tennis: Asian Games winners to get direct entry to Tokyo Olympics

Each singles draw at Olympics comprise 64 players, with a maximum of four players per nation. There will be 56 direct acceptances as at previous Games, and eight ITF places, including the six Continental Qualification places.

Feb 14, 2018, 19:21 PM IST
New Australian Open rules to prevent first-round farce

New Australian Open rules to prevent first-round farce

Players could forfeit their prize money if they retire from first-round singles matches at the Australian Open, under new rules aimed at limiting the early injury withdrawals which have long caused controversy at Grand Slams.

Jan 11, 2018, 13:28 PM IST
Maria Sharapova will be back in WTA rankings after 3 tournaments next year, claims RTF President

Maria Sharapova will be back in WTA rankings after 3 tournaments next year, claims RTF President

Sharapova has been allowed by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) to play in exhibition matches before her ban expires.

Oct 24, 2016, 19:11 PM IST
Neutral venue for Davis Cup finals unappealing to Andy Murray

Neutral venue for Davis Cup finals unappealing to Andy Murray

Croatia will host Argentina for the 2016 Davis Cup title after winning their semi-finals last weekend, but a host city has yet to be named.

Sep 22, 2016, 13:27 PM IST
Davis Cup, Fed Cup set for revamp

Davis Cup, Fed Cup set for revamp

In recent seasons, players have often complained of the scheduling and format of the Davis and Fed Cups. 

Sep 21, 2016, 23:10 PM IST
Williams sisters never violated anti-doping regulations, says ITF president

Williams sisters never violated anti-doping regulations, says ITF president

In its official statement regarding the cyber-attack on ADAMS, WADA announced on Tuesday night that Russia was behind the hacker attack on its database.

Sep 15, 2016, 16:36 PM IST
Maria Sharapova out of Rio Olympics as CAS delays doping decision

Maria Sharapova out of Rio Olympics as CAS delays doping decision

"Sharapova and ITF have agreed to defer the CAS decision until September 2016," said a CAS statement. 

Jul 11, 2016, 14:25 PM IST
Rio Games 2016: ITF submit the names of Rafael Nadal and Caroline Wozniacki

Rio Games 2016: ITF submit the names of Rafael Nadal and Caroline Wozniacki

Sixty-four players will contest both the men`s and women`s singles. Thirty-two teams will contest both the men`s and women`s doubles.

Jun 30, 2016, 21:43 PM IST
Maria Sharapova: Russian's lawyer blasts WADA chief over 'annual income' comment

Maria Sharapova: Russian's lawyer blasts WADA chief over 'annual income' comment

Sharapova was banned for two years by the International Tennis Federation earlier this month after admitting in March she had taken the banned medication meldonium.

Jun 21, 2016, 09:43 AM IST
Maria Sharapova appeals two-year doping ban to CAS

Maria Sharapova appeals two-year doping ban to CAS

Russian superstar Maria Sharapova has appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport against her two-year doping ban, CAS confirmed on Tuesday.

Jun 14, 2016, 21:54 PM IST
Two-year Doping ban: Nike stands by Russian tennis ace Maria Sharapova, lifts suspension

Two-year Doping ban: Nike stands by Russian tennis ace Maria Sharapova, lifts suspension

Nike said Wednesday`s decision was taken after acknowledgement by the International Tennis Federation tribunal that she had not deliberately broke doping rules.

Jun 09, 2016, 12:19 PM IST
Maria Sharapova: Russian tennis superstar to appeal 'unfairly harsh' two-year doping ban

Maria Sharapova: Russian tennis superstar to appeal 'unfairly harsh' two-year doping ban

Sharapova slammed the ITF for spending "tremendous amounts of time and resources trying to prove I intentionally violated the anti-doping rules" before adding that "the tribunal concluded I did not".

Jun 09, 2016, 08:19 AM IST
Angry Maria Sharapova will appeal two-year doping ban

Angry Maria Sharapova will appeal two-year doping ban

Sharapova, 29, tested positive for the controversial banned medication meldonium during January`s Australian Open.

Jun 08, 2016, 22:58 PM IST
Maria Sharapova may never play again after positive doping test: Russian tennis chief

Maria Sharapova may never play again after positive doping test: Russian tennis chief

Athletes use Meldonium to strengthen endurance to physical strains during training sessions as well as for easing emotional, nervous and psychological stresses at competitions.

May 19, 2016, 16:41 PM IST
Russian tennis ace Maria Sharapova`s business empire plunged into doping turmoil

Russian tennis ace Maria Sharapova`s business empire plunged into doping turmoil

Swiss watchmaker TAG Heuer followed by confirming they would not be renewing their marketing contract with Sharapova.

Mar 09, 2016, 10:23 AM IST
Serena Williams praises Maria Sharapova for taking responsibility after failed drug test

Serena Williams praises Maria Sharapova for taking responsibility after failed drug test

Sharapova failed a drug test at the Australian Open due to a substance she has been taking for 10 years for health issues.

Mar 08, 2016, 22:19 PM IST

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