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Stuttgart Open: Maria Sharapova falls in semi-finals on doping comeback

Stuttgart Open: Maria Sharapova falls in semi-finals on doping comeback

Having started her comeback with a world ranking of zero on Wednesday, due to her ban, reaching the semi-final means Sharapova has already moved up to 260th in the world.

Apr 29, 2017, 23:46 PM IST
Tennis star Maria Sharapova rejoins the action on Wednesday after completing 15-month doping ban

Tennis star Maria Sharapova rejoins the action on Wednesday after completing 15-month doping ban

She was even given a Wednesday start as that`s the day her ban -- imposed for testing positive for meldonium at last year`s Australian Open -- comes to an end.

Apr 24, 2017, 10:11 AM IST
20 Weeks: Serena Williams appears to hint at pregnancy with cryptic message

20 Weeks: Serena Williams appears to hint at pregnancy with cryptic message

In December she announced her engagement to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, first sharing that news on the Reddit social media site.

Apr 19, 2017, 21:46 PM IST
Backhand Boys: Roger Federer's 'band' takes social media by storm — WATCH

Backhand Boys: Roger Federer's 'band' takes social media by storm — WATCH

And giving them company on piano was Grammy Award-winning music producer David Foster, who happens to be Hass' father-in-law.

Mar 18, 2017, 22:58 PM IST
Swiss Indoors: Asia's best Kei Nishikori makes emphatic Basel start

Swiss Indoors: Asia's best Kei Nishikori makes emphatic Basel start

The event is missing seven-time champion Federer and Rafael Nadal, both of whom have ended their seasons early because of injuries.

Oct 25, 2016, 17:58 PM IST
Persistent wrist injury forces Rafael Nadal to shut down 2016 season, targets early recovery

Persistent wrist injury forces Rafael Nadal to shut down 2016 season, targets early recovery

Nadal, ranked at six in the world, suffered a shock second round defeat to Victor Troicki at the Shanghai Masters last week.

Oct 21, 2016, 00:09 AM IST
Shanghai Masters: Novak Djokovic hums into semis after surviving 110th-ranked Mischa Zverev fright

Shanghai Masters: Novak Djokovic hums into semis after surviving 110th-ranked Mischa Zverev fright

Djokovic`s victory sets up a semi-final against Roberto Bautista.

Oct 14, 2016, 23:38 PM IST
Brisbane International: Off-colour Roger Federer falters in final hurdle, revenge for big serving Milos Raonic

Brisbane International: Off-colour Roger Federer falters in final hurdle, revenge for big serving Milos Raonic

After Novak Djokovic's impressive start to the 2016 tennis season with Qatar Open title yesterday, many expected Roger Federer to follow the suit in Brisbane and get to a perfect start to the new year. But unluckily for the Swiss maestro, Milos Raonic proved too hot to handle, losing 6-4 6-4 on Sunday.

Jan 10, 2016, 18:29 PM IST
Leander Paes is my favourite mixed doubles partner: Martina Navratilova

Leander Paes is my favourite mixed doubles partner: Martina Navratilova

Paes and Navratilova won two Grand Slam mixed doubles titles while finishing runners-up twice.

Nov 27, 2015, 22:00 PM IST
ATP World Tour Finals: Federer humbles Djokovic to enter semis, Nishikori stays alive

ATP World Tour Finals: Federer humbles Djokovic to enter semis, Nishikori stays alive

Roger Federer beat Novak Djokovic in straight sets to enter the semi-final of 2015 ATP World Tour Finals.

Nov 18, 2015, 03:34 AM IST
Novak Djokovic tames Andy Murray in Paris final, claims record 6th Masters title this season

Novak Djokovic tames Andy Murray in Paris final, claims record 6th Masters title this season

Novak Djokovic continued his splendid 2015 form by winning a record sixth Masters title in Paris after beating Andy Murray 6-2, 6-4 in an one-sided final on Sunday.

Nov 08, 2015, 22:19 PM IST
Imperious Novak Djokovic beats Jo-Wilfred Tsonga to complete Shanghai treble; secures 25th Masters 1000 Title

Imperious Novak Djokovic beats Jo-Wilfred Tsonga to complete Shanghai treble; secures 25th Masters 1000 Title

Novak Djokovic on Sunday became the first ever player to win five Masters 1000 titles in two different years. In a one sided Shanghai Masters final, he defeated Jo-Wilfred Tsonga in straight sets 6-2, 6-4 in one hour 19 minutes.

Oct 18, 2015, 16:44 PM IST
Jo-Wilfred Tsonga beats Rafael Nadal to enter first ever Shanghai Masters final

Jo-Wilfred Tsonga beats Rafael Nadal to enter first ever Shanghai Masters final

In a battle of two resurgent players, Jo-Wilfred Tsonga beat Rafael Nadal in three sets on Sunday to book his first ever Shanghai Masters final.

Oct 17, 2015, 16:58 PM IST
Serena Williams, Sania Mirza top WTA rankings

Serena Williams, Sania Mirza top WTA rankings

21-time Grand Slam winner Serena Williams continue to rule the roost in women's tennis. The 33-year-old retained her top spot in the WTA singles' ranking released on Monday. In the doubles' Indo-Swiss pair of Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis tops the billing.

Jul 29, 2015, 09:00 AM IST
Wozniacki back problems send Bencic to Eastbourne final against Radwanska

Wozniacki back problems send Bencic to Eastbourne final against Radwanska

Double junior Grand Slam winner Belinda Bencic will be aiming for the first WTA title of her career after injured opponent Caroline Wozniack quit their semi-final after 13 minutes at the Eastbourne International on Friday.

Jun 26, 2015, 21:53 PM IST
Roger Federer stays on track for eighth Halle title

Roger Federer stays on track for eighth Halle title

Roger Federer kept his chances of an eighth title at Halle on track when he overpowered Latvian Ernests Gulbis 6-3, 7-5 on Wednesday to breeze into the quarter-finals.

Jun 17, 2015, 23:13 PM IST
Roger Federer battles past Daniel Gimeno-Traver to Istanbul semis

Roger Federer battles past Daniel Gimeno-Traver to Istanbul semis

Swiss world number two Roger Federer on Friday survived a serious challenge from Daniel Gimeno-Traver of Spain to edge into the semi-finals of the Istanbul Open after a three set battle lasting almost two-and-a-half hours.

May 01, 2015, 20:42 PM IST
Davis Cup: Novak Djokovic gives Serbia 1-0 lead against Croatia

Davis Cup: Novak Djokovic gives Serbia 1-0 lead against Croatia

World number one Novak Djokovic got hosts Serbia off to a winning start in their Davis Cup World Group first round tie against Croatia on Friday.

Mar 06, 2015, 21:21 PM IST
Roger Federer sorry for India `bleed blue` upset

Roger Federer sorry for India `bleed blue` upset

Roger Federer has apologised for getting caught up in the bitter rivalry between Indian and Pakistani cricket fans after he was pictured admiring the blue shirt of World Cup champions India in a marketing photo-shoot.

Feb 23, 2015, 14:01 PM IST
Unfazed Andy Murray re-tweets his leaked motivational secrets

Unfazed Andy Murray re-tweets his leaked motivational secrets

An unfazed Andy Murray has re-tweeted a post revealing secrets to his on-court success. On Wednesday, a journalist shared images of the Scot's hand-written notes on micro-blogging site, Twitter.

Feb 19, 2015, 11:54 AM IST