Serena to miss three Tour events with foot surgery

American world number one Serena Williams will miss three tournaments in the build-up to the US Open due to surgery on her right foot, the WTA Tour said on Saturday.

Fit-again Nadal eyes further Indian Wells success

Rafael Nadal was delighted to be back at one of his favourite venues for the Indian Wells ATP tournament after shaking off the knee injury that forced him to abandon his Australian Open title defence.

Keep hands off my coach, Murray warns Brit tennis association

Britain’s Lawn Tennis Association has been asked by their No.1 player Andy Murray to keep their hands off his personal coach.

Qualifier Natasha shocks seeded Treta to enter final

Qualifier Natasha Palha of Goa knocked out third seed Treta Bhattacharya of Bengal in straight sets to enter the women’s singles final L&T All India Open tennis tournament here on Saturday.

Israeli tennis star to compete in Dubai

Israeli tennis player Shahar Peer will play her first match at the Barclays Dubai Tennis Championships here tomorrow, a year after she was denied an entry visa to compete in the tournament.

Federer reduced to tears on visit to Ethiopia

World number one Roger Federer sends the ball spinning into the net.

Henin battles into semi-finals at Melbourne Park

Justine Henin continued her remarkable return to competitive tennis with a 7-6 7-5 victory over 19th seed Nadia Petrova to reach the semi-finals of the Australian Open on Tuesday.

Ivanovic names Australian Prasad as fitness trainer

Serbia’s Ana Ivanovic has named Australian Damian Prasad as her full-time fitness trainer, the former world number one said on her official website.

Henin to begin return to tennis in Sydney

Justine Henin confirmed that her comeback to tennis would begin in little more than a fortnight at Sydney’s Medibank International, where she is to join a field headed by world number one Serena Williams.

TNTA launches inter-city club tennis

The Tamil Nadu Tennis Association has launched a Rs 7.50 lakh inter-city club level tennis tournament to be held in the mornings during the Aircel ATP Chennai Open here from January 3 next year.

Tomic a win away from Australian Open wild card

US Open junior champion Bernard Tomic is now just a win away from earning the Australian Open wild card with a 7-6(4), 6-4 semi-final defeat of Kaden Hensel here Saturday.

Federer storms back in 2009

Roger Federer returned to the summit after being temporarily written off as a major competitive force as men’s tennis made a U-turn at the top in 2009.

Del Potro keeps alive Tour Finals tennis challenge

US Open champion Juan Martin del Potro kept alive his challenge at the ATP World Tour Finals with a 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (7/1) victory over Fernando Verdasco on Tuesday.

Harsh-Treat lose final of Champaign event

Harsh Mankad’s hopes of clinching his fourth ATP Challenger doubles title of the season were dashed after he lost a hard-fought final in the Champaign event.

Rika Fujiwara clinches singles title

Japanese sixth seeded Rika Fujiwara lifted her first ITF singles title of the season after winning the hard fought final against third seeded Serbian Bojana Jovanovski.

Nadal says Agassi’s ‘lying’ revelations “terrible for tennis”

Rafael Nadal has reacted to the claims made by former American player Andre Agassi about taking crystal meth in 1997 and lying about it to an independent doping tribunal to save his skin.

Djokovic joins the call for more rational ATP season

Novak Djokovic is determined to make the most of the remainder of the marathon Association of Tennis Professional (ATP) season, saying his top priority will be to get some much-needed December rest.

Wickmayer considering appeal after doping ban

Belgium’s Yanina Wickmayer, a semi-finalist at this year’s US Open, is considering an appeal against a one-year ban for failing to comply with doping regulations.

Federer working with new physio to increase tennis shelf life

Roger Federer looks to be ready to fulfill his pledge to play in the 2012 London Olympic event at Wimbledon after hiring a full-time physio from the ranks of the ATP.

Prakash, Purav bow out of Korea ATP Challenger

India’s title hopes at the ATP Challenger event in Chuncheon, Korea ended after Prakash Amritraj went down in singles quarterfinals and Purav Raja lost in the doubles event.