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United States edge Belarus to claim 18th Fed Cup

United States edge Belarus to claim 18th Fed Cup

The United States claimed their first Fed Cup title for 17 years as Shelby Rogers and CoCo Vandeweghe beat Belarus pair Aryna Sabalenka and Aliaksandra Sasnovich in a deciding doubles rubber in the final on Sunday.

Nov 13, 2017, 09:03 AM IST
Victoria Azarenka to miss Belarus' Fed Cup final with USA

Victoria Azarenka to miss Belarus' Fed Cup final with USA

The two-time Australian Open winner has been locked in a custody battle over her baby son.

Nov 02, 2017, 09:04 AM IST
Patient Venus Williams rises over improved Caroline Garcia at WTA Finals

Patient Venus Williams rises over improved Caroline Garcia at WTA Finals

Venus Williams admitted she needed one set to fathom Caroline Garcia`s tactics in their first meeting for more than three years after the American edged the Frenchwoman 6-7(3), 6-2, 6-3 in their WTA Finals last-four showdown on Saturday.

Oct 29, 2017, 10:59 AM IST
Passion for game grew during suspension, says Maria Sharapova

Passion for game grew during suspension, says Maria Sharapova

The 30-year-old returned at the Stuttgart Open in April after being given a controversial wildcard and went on to play in the Madrid Open and Italian Open before sustaining a thigh injury that ruled her out of the grasscourt season.

Jul 27, 2017, 13:48 PM IST
Top seed Novak Djokovic wins before rain returns in Eastbourne

Top seed Novak Djokovic wins before rain returns in Eastbourne

Djokovic passed his first grass-court test of the season, defeating Canadian qualifier Vasek Pospisil 6-4, 6-3.

Jun 29, 2017, 10:19 AM IST
Aegon Classic: Petra Kvitova reaches her first grass final since Wimbledon 2014

Aegon Classic: Petra Kvitova reaches her first grass final since Wimbledon 2014

It is only Kvitova`s second tournament since the seven-month hole which was torn from her career, and this was only her sixth match, yet she has reached her first grass court final since her 2014 Wimbledon triumph.

Jun 24, 2017, 19:01 PM IST
Tennis ace Sania Mirza rues gender discrimination in sports

Tennis ace Sania Mirza rues gender discrimination in sports

Sania and her father Imran Mirza have released a video in a bid to increase public awareness about the subject.

Jun 23, 2017, 19:26 PM IST
After French Open snub, Maria Sharapova gets wildcard in key pre-Wimbledon event in Birmingham

After French Open snub, Maria Sharapova gets wildcard in key pre-Wimbledon event in Birmingham

Sharapova returned from her doping ban on April 26.

May 18, 2017, 22:55 PM IST
Rome Masters: Anett Kontaveit knocks out world number one Angelique Kerber

Rome Masters: Anett Kontaveit knocks out world number one Angelique Kerber

The German`s 56-minute knock out came two days after she was confirmed at the top of the WTA rankings, displacing Serena Williams.

May 17, 2017, 20:14 PM IST
Serena Williams maintains top spot in latest WTA world rankings

Serena Williams maintains top spot in latest WTA world rankings

German Angelique Kerber remained in second place, followed by Czech Karolina Pliskova in third.

May 08, 2017, 20:41 PM IST
Maria Sharapova eases into Stuttgart semis on doping return

Maria Sharapova eases into Stuttgart semis on doping return

The 30-year-old five-time Grand Slam winner has yet to drop a set in Stuttgart and powered past Estonia`s Kontaveit, ranked 73rd, for a 6-3, 6-4 quarter-final win in one hour, 23 minutes.

Apr 28, 2017, 20:33 PM IST
WTA sending wrong message to young kids by allowing 'cheater' Maria Sharapova to play again: Eugenie Bouchard

WTA sending wrong message to young kids by allowing 'cheater' Maria Sharapova to play again: Eugenie Bouchard

Russia's Sharapova -- the world's highest-paid female athlete for more than a decade until last year, according to Forbes -- won on Wednesday on her comeback after testing positive for meldonium.

Apr 27, 2017, 15:16 PM IST
New mum Victoria Azarenka all set to return to WTA at Stanford

New mum Victoria Azarenka all set to return to WTA at Stanford

Azarenka, a two-time Australian Open champion, launched her 2016 campaign with back-to-back titles at Indian Wells and Miami, but missed the rest of the season after announcing she was expecting Leo in December.

Apr 10, 2017, 09:38 AM IST
Miami Open: Johanna Konta beats Caroline Wozniacki in final to lift biggest title by British woman in 40 years

Miami Open: Johanna Konta beats Caroline Wozniacki in final to lift biggest title by British woman in 40 years

No British woman had ever won a premier mandatory event since the elite tier was introduced in 2009 and this was only the second time that Konta had even qualified for the Miami tournament.

Apr 02, 2017, 08:54 AM IST
Andy Murray, Serena Williams lead latest ATP, WTA rankings

Andy Murray, Serena Williams lead latest ATP, WTA rankings

Serbian Novak Djokovic came in second in ATP rankings with 9.735 points, followed by Swiss Stan Wawrinka.

Feb 27, 2017, 18:03 PM IST
Dubai Championships: Angelique Kerber hammers Ana Konjuh in straight sets, storms into semis

Dubai Championships: Angelique Kerber hammers Ana Konjuh in straight sets, storms into semis

The 29-year-old will first have to get by Elina Svitolina, on course for her own breakthrough into a first-time top 10 ranking if she can win the event.

Feb 24, 2017, 08:49 AM IST
Dubai Championships: Angelique Kerber beats Monica Puig in straight sets; moves step closer to no.1 ranking

Dubai Championships: Angelique Kerber beats Monica Puig in straight sets; moves step closer to no.1 ranking

The top seeded German, who held the top WTA spot in 2016 before Serena Williams took back in September could regain the number one ranking if she wins the Gulf event on Saturday.

Feb 23, 2017, 09:44 AM IST
Qatar Open: Karolina Pliskova, Caroline Wozniacki to meet in Doha final after longest day

Qatar Open: Karolina Pliskova, Caroline Wozniacki to meet in Doha final after longest day

The pair have met three times before, with Wozniacki winning on every occasion. However they have not met since 2014.

Feb 18, 2017, 08:49 AM IST
Sania Mirza, Barbora Strycova enter Apia International final

Sania Mirza, Barbora Strycova enter Apia International final

Mirza will enter Australian Open, which starts on Monday, as a defending champion in women's doubles event.

Jan 12, 2017, 21:11 PM IST
Auckland Classic: Lauren Davis beats Ana Konjuh in final to claim maiden WTA title

Auckland Classic: Lauren Davis beats Ana Konjuh in final to claim maiden WTA title

At 1.57 metres (5ft 2in), Davis is one of the smallest players but she more than compensated for her lack of height with her speed around the court.

Jan 07, 2017, 10:23 AM IST