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Wimbledon 2017, Gentlemen's final preview: Roger Federer seeks historic eighth title but faces test from Marin Cilic

Wimbledon 2017, Gentlemen's final preview: Roger Federer seeks historic eighth title but faces test from Marin Cilic

Should he triumph, Federer will become the oldest winner of the Challenge Cup since tennis turned professional in 1968.

Jul 15, 2017, 20:50 PM IST
Knife attack: Tennis player Petra Kvitova out for six months after surgery

Knife attack: Tennis player Petra Kvitova out for six months after surgery

Aged 26, the hard-hitting left-hander rose to world number two in 2011 when she won the first of her two Wimbledon singles titles, and has been a mainstay of the top 10 virtually ever since. 

Dec 22, 2016, 06:40 AM IST
Petra Kvitova: Two-time Wimbledon champion undergoes hand surgery following knife attack, full recovery expected

Petra Kvitova: Two-time Wimbledon champion undergoes hand surgery following knife attack, full recovery expected

Kvitova had said on social media before undergoing surgery that the attack by an individual with a knife on Tuesday had left her "shaken, but fortunate to be alive".

Dec 21, 2016, 07:42 AM IST
Wuhan Open: Petra Kvitova ends long title wait after defeating Dominika Cibulkova

Wuhan Open: Petra Kvitova ends long title wait after defeating Dominika Cibulkova

The former world number two, whose uneven season has seen her fall to 16 in the rankings.

Oct 01, 2016, 19:07 PM IST
Wimbledon 2016: Novak Djokovic begins title defence with a solid victory

Wimbledon 2016: Novak Djokovic begins title defence with a solid victory

The holder of all four grand slam titles appeared to be hurtling towards his 29th successive win at a major when he opened his Wimbledon defence by jumping out to a 6-0 3-0 lead.

Jun 27, 2016, 20:21 PM IST
It`s a tournament that obviously means a lot to me: Andy Murray on clinching fifth Queen's Club crown

It`s a tournament that obviously means a lot to me: Andy Murray on clinching fifth Queen's Club crown

Andy Murray warned Novak Djokovic he has the champagne on ice as the Queen`s Club history-maker plots to end the world number one`s reign as Wimbledon champion.

Jun 20, 2016, 06:39 AM IST
After all these years, it`s ok to miss a major: Roger Federer on French Open pull out

After all these years, it`s ok to miss a major: Roger Federer on French Open pull out

The Swiss takes the top seeding at the hilltop Weissenhof club in Stuttgart and will await a second-round opponent after a bye.

Jun 06, 2016, 19:50 PM IST
Serena Williams withdraws from Swedish Open with elbow injury

Serena Williams withdraws from Swedish Open with elbow injury

Reigning Wimbledon champion Serena Williams has withdrawn from the Swedish Open an elbow injury on Thursday, after her first round victory over Belgium's Ysaline Bonaventure.

Jul 17, 2015, 08:49 AM IST
Serena Williams advances in Swedish Open

Serena Williams advances in Swedish Open

Women's World No.1 Serena Williams has qualified for the second round of the Swedish Open Bastad defeating Belgium's Ysaline Bonaventure here.

Jul 16, 2015, 15:00 PM IST
Petra Kvitova, Sloane Stephens find form at French Open

Petra Kvitova, Sloane Stephens find form at French Open

Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova powered into the last 16 at the French Open on Saturday after early round struggles at Roland Garros, while Sloane Stephens revived flagging American hopes.

May 30, 2015, 16:35 PM IST
Petra Kvitova thrashes Svetlana Kuznetsova to win Madrid Open

Petra Kvitova thrashes Svetlana Kuznetsova to win Madrid Open

Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova romped to the Madrid Open title on Saturday with a crushing 6-1, 6-2 victory over Svetlana Kuznetsova.

May 10, 2015, 00:19 AM IST
`Exhausted` Serena Williams vows to bounce back as Petra Kvitova snaps streak

`Exhausted` Serena Williams vows to bounce back as Petra Kvitova snaps streak

World number one Serena Williams said her first defeat of the season to Petra Kvitova in the semi-finals of the Madrid Open on Friday could prove the ideal preparation for her assault on the French Open later this month.

May 08, 2015, 19:55 PM IST
Caroline Wozniacki and Petra Kvitova get out of jail in Dubai

Caroline Wozniacki and Petra Kvitova get out of jail in Dubai

Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova and former world number one Caroline Wozniacki both escaped from trouble when it seemed they might be on their way out of the Dubai Open on Tuesday.

Feb 18, 2015, 15:31 PM IST
Petra Kvitova downs fellow Czech Karolina Pliskova to win Sydney title

Petra Kvitova downs fellow Czech Karolina Pliskova to win Sydney title

Petra Kvitova completed her preparations for an assault on a third grand slam title in triumphant style on Friday by downing fellow Czech Karolina Pliskova 7-6 7-6 to win the Sydney International title.

Jan 16, 2015, 17:41 PM IST
Petra Kvitova to play Karolina Pliskova in all Czech final in Sydney

Petra Kvitova to play Karolina Pliskova in all Czech final in Sydney

Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova will play in the final of the Sydney International after ending Tsvetana Pironkova`s incredible run at the tournament on Thursday.

Jan 15, 2015, 18:24 PM IST
Halep, Kvitova to play in Sydney International

Halep, Kvitova to play in Sydney International

World number three Simona Halep and Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova will headline the Sydney International women`s field in January, organisers said on Saturday.

Nov 22, 2014, 07:25 AM IST
ATP World Tour Finals: Roger Federer crushes Andy Murray, Kei Nishikori reaches semis

ATP World Tour Finals: Roger Federer crushes Andy Murray, Kei Nishikori reaches semis

Hidden behind the artistic beauty of Roger Federer`s tennis lurks the primal instinct of a cold-hearted killer and on Thursday Andy Murray was the unwitting victim as he was hammered 6-0 6-1 in his own backyard.

Nov 14, 2014, 09:12 AM IST
Andy Murray becomes ambassador for  World Wildlife Fund

Andy Murray becomes ambassador for World Wildlife Fund

Former Wimbledon champion Andy Murray was announced as a global ambassador for the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) on Thursday.

Nov 07, 2014, 04:20 AM IST
Petra Kvitova defeats Eugenie Bouchard to win Wuhan Open

Petra Kvitova defeats Eugenie Bouchard to win Wuhan Open

World number three Petra Kvitova overcame Eugenie Bouchard in straight sets Saturday to win the inaugural $2.4 million WTA Wuhan Open, her third title of the year.

Sep 27, 2014, 16:28 PM IST
Petra Kvitova ends Caroline Garcia's dream run to enter Wuhan semis

Petra Kvitova ends Caroline Garcia's dream run to enter Wuhan semis

Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova ended the dream run of France`s Caroline Garcia with a clinical performance to reach the semi-finals of the Wuhan Open on Thursday.

Sep 25, 2014, 16:24 PM IST