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US Open tennis tournament to top 50-million Dollars in prize money

US Open tennis tournament to top 50-million Dollars in prize money

This year`s U.S. Open will become the first tennis tournament to top $50 million in prize money following a nine percent increase in the total purse, the United States Tennis Association (USTA) said on Tuesday.

Wimbledon 2017, Day 9: Sam Querrey ends Andy Murray's title defence dream, Roger Federer makes record 12th semis

Wimbledon 2017, Day 9: Sam Querrey ends Andy Murray's title defence dream, Roger Federer makes record 12th semis

Federer has yet to drop a set in the tournament this year and with defending champion Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic and Rafa Nadal all out he is a huge favourite to become the first man to win the Wimbledon title eight times.

Wimbledon 2017: Three-time champion Novak Djokovic retires from quarterfinal match against Tomas Berdych

Wimbledon 2017: Three-time champion Novak Djokovic retires from quarterfinal match against Tomas Berdych

Berdych, world number 15  and the 2010 Wimbledon runner-up, will face Roger Federer in the semi-final.

Wimbledon 2017: Top players can deal with problems better, says former Grand Slam winner Ivan Lendl

Wimbledon 2017: Top players can deal with problems better, says former Grand Slam winner Ivan Lendl

Lendl, who coaches world number one Andy Murray, said that the Briton, Roger Federer, Rafa Nadal and Novak Djokovic have been able to stay at the top of men`s tennis due to their mental strength.

Wimbledon 2017, Day 6: Novak Djokovic shows ruthlessness, Milos Raonic strides into second week

Wimbledon 2017, Day 6: Novak Djokovic shows ruthlessness, Milos Raonic strides into second week

Djokovic, seeded two, looked fired up throughout the contest, telling the umpire to "focus" early on after some close line calls and then bellowing at himself after winning two points in the third-set tiebreak.

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

Andre Agassi says trust needed for Novak Djokovic role to work

Andre Agassi says trust needed for Novak Djokovic role to work

Agassi was hired by Djokovic before the French Open in a bid to address his poor run of form but the Serb was badly beaten by Austrian Dominic Thiem in the quarter-finals at Roland Garros.

Wimbledon 2017, Day 3: Victoria Azarenka victorious as Kei Nishikori, Johanna Konta sweat

Wimbledon 2017, Day 3: Victoria Azarenka victorious as Kei Nishikori, Johanna Konta sweat

Former world number one Azarenka, playing her first Grand Slam tournament since giving birth to first child Leo in December, knocked out Russian 15th seed Elena Vesnina.

Wimbledon 2017: Caroline Wozniacki overcomes wobble at All England Club to book round-two spot

Wimbledon 2017: Caroline Wozniacki overcomes wobble at All England Club to book round-two spot

The Danish fifth seed beat Hungary`s world number 42 Timea Babos 6-4, 4-6, 6-1 in an hour and 42 minutes on Centre Court.

Venus Williams 'heartbroken' over fatal Florida car crash

Venus Williams 'heartbroken' over fatal Florida car crash

Williams, 37, is a seven-time Grand Slam champion who won five Wimbledon titles from 2000 to 2008 plus the 2000 and 2001 US Opens.

John McEnroe regrets his 'No. 700 on men's tour' remark on Serena Williams

John McEnroe regrets his 'No. 700 on men's tour' remark on Serena Williams

A day after he refused to apologize, the tennis legend stressed his respect for Williams and her accomplishments.

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.

French Open 2017: Rohan Bopanna captures first Grand Slam title, wins mixed doubles crown with Gabriela Dabrowski

French Open 2017: Rohan Bopanna captures first Grand Slam title, wins mixed doubles crown with Gabriela Dabrowski

Bopanna thus became only the fourth Indian to win a Grand Slam title. The legendary Leander Paes, Mahesh Bhupathi and Sania Mirza have clinched Grand Slam titles.

French Open 2017: Young bloods Dominic Thiem, Alexander Zverev aiming to upset old guard at Roland Garros

French Open 2017: Young bloods Dominic Thiem, Alexander Zverev aiming to upset old guard at Roland Garros

The 20-year-old Alexander Zverev beat Novak Djokovic to win the Italian Open last Sunday, while the 23-year-old Dominic Thiem also impressed in the tournament, defeating Nadal.

French Open 2017, Women's Singles Preview: Missing stars let Roland Garros pretenders dream

French Open 2017, Women's Singles Preview: Missing stars let Roland Garros pretenders dream

Simona Halep, the 2014 runner-up, established herself as arguably the leading challenger by winning the Madrid Open before reaching the Rome final, but an ankle injury has cast doubt over her status.

French Open 2017, Men's Singles Preview: Rafael Nadal targets 10th title at Roland Garros

French Open 2017, Men's Singles Preview: Rafael Nadal targets 10th title at Roland Garros

The 30-year-old has already reached the magical 10 titles number this year at the claycourt events in Monte Carlo and Barcelona.

French Open: Maria Sharapova is bookies' favourite for the Grand Slam event

French Open: Maria Sharapova is bookies' favourite for the Grand Slam event

Maria Sharapova was installed as the bookmakers` joint favourite to capture the French Open on Friday despite the Russian star not even being guaranteed a place in the season`s second Grand Slam event.

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.

Already had a solid year, ready to build on with new partner: Sania Mirza

Already had a solid year, ready to build on with new partner: Sania Mirza

Sania's partnership with Czech Republic's Barbara Strycova came to an end a few weeks ago due to a "difference in priorities".