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Cristiano Ronaldo, Serena Williams nominated for 2015 Laureus awards
Cristiano Ronaldo, Serena Williams nominated for 2015 Laureus awards

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo and 19-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams are in contention for the 2015 Laureus sportsman and sportswoman year of the year awards, respectively.

Australian Open: Deflated Ekaterina Makarova says she was psyched out
Australian Open: Deflated Ekaterina Makarova says she was psyched out

Russian 10th seed Ekaterina Makarova admitted Thursday she needed to improve her mental strength after allowing second seeded compatriot Maria Sharapova to run riot in their Australian Open semi-final.

Confident Sharapova shrugs off Serena dominance ahead of dream final
Confident Sharapova shrugs off Serena dominance ahead of dream final

Second seed Maria Sharapova insisted Thursday her "terrible" record against arch-rival Serena Williams was irrelevant after booking an Australian Open final showdown with the American top seed.

Lleyton Hewitt to play on, groomed as Davis Cup captain
Lleyton Hewitt to play on, groomed as Davis Cup captain

Lleyton Hewitt said on Thursday he intends to play on until next year's Australian Open as he was positioned as the future Davis Cup captain after Pat Rafter announced he was stepping down.

Australia Open, Day 11: Serena through to set up Sharapova final
Australia Open, Day 11: Serena through to set up Sharapova final

Serena Williams battled past gallant Madison Keys Thursday to set up a dream Australian Open final between the top two seeds after arch-rival Maria Sharapova demolished Ekaterina Makarova.

Australia Open, Day 11: Maria Sharapova powers into women's singles final
Australia Open, Day 11: Maria Sharapova powers into women's singles final

Second seed Maria Sharapova powered into the Australian Open final with a straight sets 6-3, 6-2 demolition of 10th seeded fellow Russian Ekaterina Makarova on Thursday.

Commanding Rafael Nadal issues title warning in Melbourne
Commanding Rafael Nadal issues title warning in Melbourne

World number three Rafael Nadal`s chances of a second Australian Open crown soared with a commanding win to lock in a quarter-final berth Sunday.

Yuki Bhambri up against Andy Murray in Australian Open 1st round
Yuki Bhambri up against Andy Murray in Australian Open 1st round

Indian youngster Yuki Bhambri could not have asked for a tougher draw as he has been pitted against world number six and two-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray in his first round of the Australian Open.

Advantage, fault, love, tennis uses the language of life, says Andre Agassi
Advantage, fault, love, tennis uses the language of life, says Andre Agassi

Considered one of the most flamboyant and an all-time great tennis player, Andre Agassi said on Wednesday that the game used the language of life.

Mahesh Bhupathi says Leander Paes did not want to play in IPTL
Mahesh Bhupathi says Leander Paes did not want to play in IPTL

IPTL founder Mahesh Bhupathi has said his estranged doubles partner Leander Paes turned down the invitation to play in the tournament's ongoing inaugural season.

Davis Cup win was special: Roger Federer
Davis Cup win was special: Roger Federer

Describing his Davis Cup win as a "special" moment in his career, tennis legend Roger Federer Sunday said he waited for a long time to realise his ultimate dream.

Aces win thriller in IPTL's promising India leg debut
Aces win thriller in IPTL's promising India leg debut

The India leg of the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) got a promising response from the fans on the opening day when Indian Aces edged out Manila Mavericks 26-25 in a late night thriller.

Andre Agassi `embarrassed` at IPTL flop
Andre Agassi `embarrassed` at IPTL flop

American legend Andre Agassi said he was embarrassed at his International Premier Tennis League cameo on Thursday after he was left out of the final night of action in Singapore.

Davis Cup Final: Beaten Roger Federer consoled by shaking "ghost" off his back
Davis Cup Final: Beaten Roger Federer consoled by shaking "ghost" off his back

Despite his defeat by Gael Monfils in Friday`s second singles rubber of the Davis Cup final, Roger Federer found something to smile about as the Swiss got "a ghost" off his back.

India has a good tradition in tennis, says Venus Williams
India has a good tradition in tennis, says Venus Williams

Seven-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams feels that the success of Vijay Amritraj, Leander Paes and Sania Mirza at the international stage proves that India has a "good tradition" in the sport.

Want to explore cities during IPTL: Cilic
Want to explore cities during IPTL: Cilic

 Grand Slam champion and world number nine Marin Cilic says his decision to sign up for the upcoming International Tennis Premier League was motivated by his desire to play in never-seen-before cities in countries such as India.

Want to explore cities during IPTL: Marin Cilic
Want to explore cities during IPTL: Marin Cilic

 Grand Slam champion and world number nine Marin Cilic says his decision to sign up for the upcoming International Tennis Premier League was motivated by his desire to play in never-seen-before cities in countries such as India.

Old guard primed for new generation in ATP finale
Old guard primed for new generation in ATP finale

A season that produced the biggest shake-up in men`s tennis for more than a decade draws to a close next week with three ATP World Tour Finals debutants striving to sign off breakthrough years with a large exclamation mark.

Andy Murray becomes ambassador for  World Wildlife Fund
Andy Murray becomes ambassador for World Wildlife Fund

Former Wimbledon champion Andy Murray was announced as a global ambassador for the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) on Thursday.

Pat Rafter gets top job at Tennis Australia
Pat Rafter gets top job at Tennis Australia

Two-time Grand Slam champion and former world No 1 Pat Rafter on Wednesday appointed as Tennis Australia's new director of performance.