French Open

Tennis Grand Slam seedings cut to 16 from 2019

Tennis Grand Slam seedings cut to 16 from 2019

From 2019, Wimbledon and the Australian, French and US Opens will have only 16 seeded players in the men`s and women's draws.

Nov 21, 2017, 22:36 PM IST
Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan's days of domination are over: Kidambi Srikanth

Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan's days of domination are over: Kidambi Srikanth

Srikanth was felicitated at the P Gopichand Academy in Hyderabad after his recent victories at Denmark Open and French Open. 

Oct 31, 2017, 20:00 PM IST
Kidambi Srikanth wins French Open, his fourth Super Series title of 2017

Kidambi Srikanth wins French Open, his fourth Super Series title of 2017

He is also likely to rise to a career-best number two in the world rankings that will come out on Thursday. 

Oct 29, 2017, 20:39 PM IST
French Open: Saina Nehwal, HS Prannoy, B Sai Praneeth make winning start

French Open: Saina Nehwal, HS Prannoy, B Sai Praneeth make winning start

Prannoy, who has beaten the former World No. 1 Malaysian twice this season, will square off against Denmark's Hans- Kristian Solberg Vittinghus next.

Oct 25, 2017, 17:02 PM IST

After seven years, Roger Federer-Rafael Nadal sweep all four Grand Slams in a year

In fact, going by numbers, since 2003 Wimbledon, 58 Grand Slams have been played. Federer bagged 19 while Nadal has 16 to his name – total standing to 35, which is almost 60 per cent of the total – such has been their dominance. Novak stands next on the list with 12 Majors and Murray and Wawrinka having three apiece to their name.

Sep 11, 2017, 22:12 PM IST
Mahesh Bhupathi's 'years of hard work' wasted by wife Lara Dutta in Mumbai rain

Mahesh Bhupathi's 'years of hard work' wasted by wife Lara Dutta in Mumbai rain

Torrential rain accompanied by strong winds pummelled Mumbai today, disrupting rail, road and air services, uprooting trees, swamping homes, and bringing the megapolis to its knees.

Aug 29, 2017, 21:40 PM IST
Canadian Open: French Open champ Jelena Ostapenko falls to US qualifier Varvara Lepchenko

Canadian Open: French Open champ Jelena Ostapenko falls to US qualifier Varvara Lepchenko

Lepchenko rallied to stun French Open winner Jelena Ostapenko 1-6, 7-6 (7/2), 7-6 (7/5). Ninth seeded Williams also needed three sets and close to two hours to eliminate qualifier Irina-Camelia Begu 6-1, 3-6, 6-3.

Aug 08, 2017, 10:24 AM IST
Wimbledon 2017: Roger Federer becomes first player since Bjorn Borg to win title without dropping a set

Wimbledon 2017: Roger Federer becomes first player since Bjorn Borg to win title without dropping a set

With a win in the Australian Open in 2007, Roger Federer became the first player since Bjorn Borg in 1980 to win a tournament without dropping a set. Not only so, he is also the first ever to do it so on a hard court.

Jul 17, 2017, 11:43 AM IST
Wimbledon 2017: Rafael Nadal wins 10 consecutive Grand Slam matches without dropping a set

Wimbledon 2017: Rafael Nadal wins 10 consecutive Grand Slam matches without dropping a set

The 31-year-old's 6-1, 6-4, 7-6 (7/3) win over Karen on the fifth day of the coveted tournament implies that he has now clinched victory in 28 consecutive sets at Grand Slams, a record he had created back in 2010

Jul 08, 2017, 14:10 PM IST
Wimbledon 2017: Jelena Ostapenko ready to ratchet up aggression in round 2 at All England Club

Wimbledon 2017: Jelena Ostapenko ready to ratchet up aggression in round 2 at All England Club

The Latvian, who shook up women`s tennis when she won the title at Roland Garros last month, will wield her fearsome forehand against Canadian qualifier Francoise Abanda in the second round on Wednesday.

Jul 05, 2017, 09:03 AM IST
2017 Wimbledon: French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko still flying high as she reaches second round

2017 Wimbledon: French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko still flying high as she reaches second round

On Monday, her feet initially barely touched the ground as she soared past Belarussian Aliaksandra Sasnovich in the opening set but eventually had to settle for a topsy-turvy 6-0 1-6 6-3 first round win to equal her best showing at Wimbledon.

Jul 04, 2017, 09:41 AM IST
Wimbledon  2017: After missing French Open, Roger Federer eyes record eighth title

Wimbledon 2017: After missing French Open, Roger Federer eyes record eighth title

Having won the Australian Open during an unexpectedly strong start to the season, Federer opted to miss the French Open and the tournaments leading up to Paris so he would stay fresh for Wimbledon.

Jun 30, 2017, 08:53 AM IST
Aegon International: Jelena Ostapenko wins first match after French Open triumph

Aegon International: Jelena Ostapenko wins first match after French Open triumph

There was a shock, though, at Eastbourne`s Devonshire Park as defending champion Dominika Cibulkova suffered a second-round knockout by British player Heather Watson.

Jun 27, 2017, 08:24 AM IST
Out of sorts Novak Djokovic to warm-up for Wimbledon at Eastbourne

Out of sorts Novak Djokovic to warm-up for Wimbledon at Eastbourne

World number four Djokovic comes into the event will be the tournament`s top seed ahead of number two Gael Monfils and number three John Isner.

Jun 21, 2017, 17:23 PM IST

After one-year break, Victoria Azarenka ready for 'new part of career'

Azarenka, the 2012 and 2013 Australian Open champion, gave birth to Leo in December last year.

Jun 19, 2017, 10:04 AM IST
Angelique Kerber withdraws from Birmingham event due to hamstring injury

Angelique Kerber withdraws from Birmingham event due to hamstring injury

Kerber is the latest big name to have pulled out of the Aegon Classic following Simona Halep's withdrawal with an ankle complaint.

Jun 18, 2017, 17:16 PM IST
Maria Sharapova receives invite to play at WTA Stanford tournament

Maria Sharapova receives invite to play at WTA Stanford tournament

Sharapova`s comeback from a 15-month doping ban will include a stop at Stanford University for the July 31-August 6 event, organizers announced on Wednesday.

Jun 15, 2017, 10:40 AM IST
French Open 2017: I had doubt whether I could win another Grand Slam title, admits Rafael Nadal

French Open 2017: I had doubt whether I could win another Grand Slam title, admits Rafael Nadal

On Sunday, the 31-year-old Spaniard coasted to a record 10th French Open title, demolishing Stan Wawrinka in a brutally one-sided final which also earned him a 15th Grand Slam crown.

Jun 12, 2017, 09:29 AM IST
French Open 2017: Bethanie Mattek-Sands-Lucie Safarova win women's doubles title

French Open 2017: Bethanie Mattek-Sands-Lucie Safarova win women's doubles title

Top seeds Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Lucie Safarova clinched the women`s doubles title in the French Open tennis championships here on Sunday.

Jun 12, 2017, 00:30 AM IST
French Open 2017: Vanquished Stan Wawrinka hails 'amazing' Rafael Nadal, says Spaniard is 'playing his best level on clay'

French Open 2017: Vanquished Stan Wawrinka hails 'amazing' Rafael Nadal, says Spaniard is 'playing his best level on clay'

Swiss third seed Wawrinka was trying to win his second Roland Garros title in three years but was blown away by Nadal 6-2, 6-3, 6-1.

Jun 12, 2017, 00:22 AM IST