Tennis

"I have a competitive drive," says Maria Sharapova

Maria Sharapova recently revealed the secret behind her success is her `competitive drive`, which helped her achieve triumph in every aspect of life.

US men braced for more Grand Slam misery

The 2014 US Open begins Monday with American men seeking to end a Grand Slam drought now more than a decade long. The signs, however, are not promising.

Davis Cup door ajar for Del Potro as captain quits

Argentina tennis star Juan Martin Del Potro`s boycott of the Davis Cup team could be at an end after captain Martin Jaite announced on Tuesday he would be stepping down after their play-off with Israel in September.

Supreme Serena Williams targets 18th major at US Open

World number one Serena Williams is firing on all cylinders as she seeks to stretch her tally of Grand Slam singles titles to 18 at the US Open.

Roger Federer wins Cincinnati Masters title

The world number three from Switzerland claimed his sixth Cincinnati title, hammering six aces and winning an impressive 76 percent of his first serve points in the one hour, 42 minute match.

Serena Williams romps through, Julien Benneteau stuns Stan Wawrinka in Cincinnati

Williams, bidding for her first title at the Cincinnati, Ohio hardcourt tournament, romped to a 6-1 6-3 victory over her Serbian opponent.

Somdev Devvarman ousted from Aptos Challenger event

Somdev Devvarman went down fighting against world number 54 Mikhail Kukushkin in the quarter-finals of the USD 100,000 ATP Challenger event here.

Sriram Balaji claims 1st ITF singles title of 2014 season

India`s N Sriram Balaji clinched his first ITF Futures singles title of the season when he scored a comfortable straight sets win over Liang-Chi Huang in the summit clash, here Saturday.

Sania Mirza, Cara Black reach women`s doubles semifinals of Rogers Cup

Sania Mirza and Cara Black spanked Raquel Kops-Jones and Abigail Spears in just 52 minutes to seal a semifinal berth at the WTA Rogers Cup, here.

Leander Paes denies all allegations against him by Rhea Pillai

Ace tennis player Leander Paes denied all allegations of domestic violence and harassment against him before the local metropolitan magistrate`s court here on Wednesday.

Won`t let anyone question my Indian roots, says Sania Mirza

Apparently upset with a controversy over Telangana government`s decision to appoint her as the brand Ambassador of the newly-created state, ace Indian tennis star Sania Mirza on Friday said that it is unfair that she has to keep asserting her Indian-ness.

Can India better its 2010 performance at 2014 Commonwealth Games?

Can India better it`s 2010 performance at the 2014 Commonwealth Games? This is the question everyone is asking ahead of the Glasgow opening ceremony. In the previous edition of the Games, held in Delhi, India won a record 101 medals. The unprecendented medal haul helped the host nation to finish second behind Australia in the medals tally.

Posing nude was easy for Venus Williams, says stylist

Venus Williams has posed nude for a magazine, and the stylist who worked on the look, says the tennis star found it easy.

End of Djokovic’s pain as Federer misses out again

Despite that serve-and-volley approach, Federer seemed to be playing his best tennis against Djokovic, who has been the most consistent player in men`s tennis of late.

National Games to boost Kerala`s sports base

With Kerala gearing up to host its second National Games next year, the state`s sports infrastructure is expected to get over Rs 600 crore as investment.

`Who is Maria Sharapova` say angry Tendulkar fans

After Maria Sharapova stated that she doesn`t know who Sachin Tendulkar was post her Wimbledon match against Angelique Kerber, angry cricket fans took to Twitter, and started a new trend called "Who is Maria Sharapova".

Wimbledon 2014: Caroline Wozniacki wants clock clampdown on time-wasters

Caroline Wozniacki called for on-court clocks to be installed to clamp down on Wimbledon time-wasters after the former world number one crashed out in the fourth round on Monday.

Wimbledon 2014: Zahlavova Strycova into quarter-finals with Wozniacki victory

Barbora Zahlavova Strycova claimed another famous scalp at Wimbledon as the unseeded Czech moved into the quarter-finals with a 6-2, 7-5 victory against former world number one Caroline Wozniacki on Monday.

`Bad boy` McEnroe feels it is time for `shake up` in tennis

American tennis legend John McEnroe feels that it is time for a shake up to come in the sport.

Grumpy Serena bids to make up for Paris pain

Serena Williams admits she will start her challenge for a sixth Wimbledon title still fuming over her shock defeat at the French Open.

Nadal vulnerable at Wimbledon says Federer

Roger Federer claims Rafael Nadal`s vulnerability on grass will be a significant boost to his chances of winning Wimbledon for a record-breaking eighth time.

Monica Seles to marry 72-year-old billionaire

Monica Seles has said "yes" to 72-year-old billionaire, Tom Golisano, and is all set to walk down the aisle with him.

Rafael Nadal defeats Novak Djokovic to win record ninth French Open title

Rafael Nadal clinched his ninth French Open and 14th career Grand Slam title on Sunday with a brutal 3-6, 7-5, 6-2, 6-4 victory over a battling Novak Djokovic.

Sania Mirza achieves career-best ranking of six

Touching a new high, India`s tennis ace Sania Mirza today became world number six in doubles, her career-best ranking, as the new chart was released following the conclusion of the French Open.

Victory is payback for Australia misery, says Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal believes his ninth French Open triumph is payback for his injury-hit Australian Open defeat earlier this year.

Kenya to skip Davis Cup

Kenya will not participate in the 2014 Davis Cup tournament owing to lack of talented players, an official of the country`s tennis association said.

German firm behind goal-line technology looks beyond World Cup

With two weeks to go to the finals of the soccer World Cup in Brazil, small German start-up company GoalControl has the technology ready make the calls cheered and challenged around the globe: goal or no goal.

Wawrinka crushed, Nadal and Djokovic untroubled at French Open

Australian Open champion Stan Wawrinka was found seriously wanting on the wet clay at the French Open when he was beaten 6-4 5-7 6-2 6-0 by Spain`s Guillermo Garcia-Lopez in the first round on Monday.

Rafael Nadal survives shaky start, sets up Rome date with Andy Murray

Rafael Nadal continued to search for his best clay form, surviving a shaky start on Thursday to reach the quarter-finals of the ATP-WTA Rome Masters and a date with Andy Murray.

Tennis: Li ousts Stosur as Wawrinka crashes in Rome

Chinese second seed Li Na defeated Samantha Stosur 6-3, 6-1 to reach the quarter-finals of the ATP-WTA Rome Masters on Thursday, turning the momentum in a long-running rivallry.