Improving Rafael Nadal downplays clay chances against Novak Djokovic
Improving Rafael Nadal downplays clay chances against Novak Djokovic

Rafael Nadal insisted on Friday he was not yet ready to reclaim his long-held title of king of clay despite winning through to a semi-final against Novak Djokovic at the Monte Carlo Masters.

Swiss Miss Hingis hoping to be a big hit in Fed Cup
Swiss Miss Hingis hoping to be a big hit in Fed Cup

It is not a gimmick and the way Martina Hingis is talking, it will be no mismatch either. The original ‘Swiss Miss’ means to be a hit again on her return to big-time singles combat in a Fed Cup match against Poland on Saturday.

Indian women reach Fed Cup final beating Turkmenistan
Indian women reach Fed Cup final beating Turkmenistan

 Indian women stormed into the finals of the Fed Cup (Group-II) Asia-Oceania tennis tournament here today following another one-sided 2-0 victory over Turkmenistan.

Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal to renew rivalry in Monte Carlo semis
Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal to renew rivalry in Monte Carlo semis

A near flawless Novak Djokovic crushed Marin Cilic 6-0 6-3 to set up a blockbuster Monte Carlo Masters semi-final with claycourt king Rafa Nadal, who came through a testing workout by David Ferrer on Friday.

Rafael Nadal has to battle for Monte Carlo win
Rafael Nadal has to battle for Monte Carlo win

Rafael Nadal worked for nearly three hours to subdue Spanish compatriot David Ferrer 6-4, 5-7, 6-2 on Friday to seal his place in the Monte Carlo Masters semi-finals.

Svetlana Kuznetsova opens Russia`s Fed Cup tie with Germany
Svetlana Kuznetsova opens Russia`s Fed Cup tie with Germany

Svetlana Kuznetsova will face Julia Goerges in Saturday`s opening rubber of the Fed Cup World Group semi-final clash between Russia and Germany after Friday`s draw.

Safarova, Garcia to open Czechs vs France Fed Cup tie
Safarova, Garcia to open Czechs vs France Fed Cup tie

Lucie Safarova and Caroline Garcia will open the Fed Cup semi-final tie between the Czech Republic and France in the eastern Czech city of Ostrava on Saturday, following Friday`s draw.

Gael Monfils, Toms Berdych set up Monte Carlo semi-final
Gael Monfils, Toms Berdych set up Monte Carlo semi-final

Gael Monfils continued into uncharted territory on Friday, with the Frenchman crushing Grigor Dimitrov 6-1, 6-3 for a career-first semi-final at the Monte Carlo Masters.

I want to win more Grand Slams before retiring: Sania Mirza
I want to win more Grand Slams before retiring: Sania Mirza

Sania Mirza added another feather in her decorated cap by scaling the ranking peak in the doubles but the Indian star says there is never enough and she wants to win more Grand Slam titles before hanging her racquet.

France seek another Fed Cup surprise against Czechs
France seek another Fed Cup surprise against Czechs

Memories of a spectacular comeback against Italy two months ago will propel France as they face holders the Czech Republic in the Fed Cup semi-finals at the weekend.

Fed Cup final: Russia to face Germany without injured Maria Sharapova
Fed Cup final: Russia to face Germany without injured Maria Sharapova

Russia`s hopes of winning a place in the Fed Cup final suffered a setback as world number two Maria Sharapova dropped out through injury just days ahead of the semi-final with Germany.

Tennis queen Sania Mirza soon to be mommy?
Tennis queen Sania Mirza soon to be mommy?

All the good things are happening with the tennis queen Sania Mirza. After becoming new world number one in women's doubles ranking, the Indian star is said to expecting soon. And giving enough hint to the arrival of an eminent member in her life is none other than her husband, Shoaib Malik.

India thrash Pakistan 2-0 in Fed Cup
India thrash Pakistan 2-0 in Fed Cup

 Ankita Raina and Prarthana Thombare trounced their rivals in the singles matches as India blanked Pakistan 2-0 in their opening tie in the Asia/Oceania Group II of the Fed Cup here on Wednesday.

Rafael Nadal, Stanislas Wawrinka make winning starts on Monte Carlo clay
Rafael Nadal, Stanislas Wawrinka make winning starts on Monte Carlo clay

Eight-time champion Rafael Nadal and holder Stan Wawrinka both expressed quiet relief at getting back to clay after opening wins on Wednesday at the Monte Carlo Masters.

Stan Wawrinka starts Monte Carlo defence with Monaco win
Stan Wawrinka starts Monte Carlo defence with Monaco win

Switzerland`s Stan Wawrinka kicked off the defence of his Monte Carlo Masters title on Wednesday with a 6-1, 6-4 defeat of Argentine Juan Monaco to progress to the third round.

Bopanna-Mergea lose in Monte Carlo opener
Bopanna-Mergea lose in Monte Carlo opener

Indo-Romanian pair of Rohan Bopanna and Florin Mergea went down in the men's doubles opening round of the Monte-Carlo Masters to wildcard French-Swiss combine of Benoit Paire and Stan Wawrinka at the Monte Carlo Country Club here.

Hope more youngsters take up sports as career: Sania Mirza
Hope more youngsters take up sports as career: Sania Mirza

Back in the country after a third successive WTA title triumph which catapulted her to the top of world doubles rankings, Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza hopes that her feat would inspire youngsters to take up the sport as a career.

French Open increase in prize money pot to euros 20.2m
French Open increase in prize money pot to euros 20.2m

Come May, and the winner of French Open will earn more in prize money. The organisers of the prestigious clay court tennis tournament, French Tennis Federation announced that the total pot has been increased by three million euros to over 28 million, with singles champions receiving 1.8m each.

Maria Sharapova to miss Fed Cup clash with Germany
Maria Sharapova to miss Fed Cup clash with Germany

World number two Maria Sharapova will miss Russia`s Fed Cup semi-final with Germany this weekend in Sochi because of a leg injury, the Russian tennis federation announced Tuesday.

Indonesia, Malaysia win on the opening day of Fed Cup
Indonesia, Malaysia win on the opening day of Fed Cup

 Indonesia and Malaysia won their matches on the opening day of Asia/Oceania Group II in the Fed Cup at the L B Stadium here tonight.