Nadal`s grasscourt return ends prematurely

The switch from clay to grass did not go according to plan for Rafa Nadal on Thursday and the Spaniard was jettisoned from the Gerry Weber Open with a 6-4 6-1 second-round defeat by maverick German Dustin Brown.

Tough restart for China`s Li Na

Li Na`s return after her Australian Open triumph last month brought her a surprisingly hard fight and a struggle against difficult conditions, but the settling of an old score.

Early French Open exit may have boosted Wimbledon preparations, says Murray

British tennis ace Andy Murray has said that he believed that an early exit from the French Open may have enhanced his preparation for the Wimbledon, which kicks off in ten days` time.

Ramanathan, Ankita national grasscourt champs

Promising Chennai youngster Ramkumar Ramanathan and women`s top seed Ankita Raina became the new champions with easy wins in the respective finals of the National grasscourt tennis championships, here today