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2016 Wimbledon runner-up Milos Raonic pulls out of French Open

2016 Wimbledon runner-up Milos Raonic pulls out of French Open

Milos Raonic, the 2016 Wimbledon runner-up, has withdrawn from the French Open a week before the clay-court Grand Slam tournament begins.

May 20, 2018, 23:24 PM IST
Wimbledon to pay out $46.57m in 2018 championships

Wimbledon to pay out $46.57m in 2018 championships

Wimbledon on Tuesday announced it was hiking its total prize pot for the 2018 tennis championships to 34 million pounds ($46.57 million), up 7.6 percent from last year. That pool includes prizes of 2.25 million pounds each for the men’s and women’s champions – an increase on the 2.2 million pounds they received in 2017.

May 01, 2018, 17:41 PM IST
Andy Murray to play in Dutch grass-court tournament in June

Andy Murray to play in Dutch grass-court tournament in June

Andy Murray has agreed to play at the June grass-court tournament in Rosmalen in the Netherlands, as the former world number one steps up his bid to fully recover from hip surgery in time for Wimbledon.

Mar 29, 2018, 15:19 PM IST
Novak Djokovic relieved to play pain-free after years

Novak Djokovic relieved to play pain-free after years

A return to action at the Australian Open with a modified serving action resulted in a fourth round defeat while a limp exit at Indian Wells last week only heightened doubts that the 30 year-old would ever add to his total of 12 Grand Slams.

Mar 21, 2018, 09:51 AM IST
Tennis great Martina Navratilova slams BBC over Wimbledon pay

Tennis great Martina Navratilova slams BBC over Wimbledon pay

Tennis great Martina Navratilova accused the BBC Monday of a "shocking" pay gap which saw her fellow Wimbledon pundit John McEnroe paid at least 10 times more than her.

Mar 19, 2018, 16:39 PM IST
New British number one Kyle Edmund wants ''legitimate'' Murray battle

New British number one Kyle Edmund wants ''legitimate'' Murray battle

Edmund progressed to his first grand slam semi-final at the Australian Open in January and has risen to a career-high 24th in the latest ATP rankings released on Monday.

Mar 05, 2018, 14:08 PM IST
Boris Becker 'lost' five of six Grand Slam trophies: Report

Boris Becker 'lost' five of six Grand Slam trophies: Report

Boris Becker does not know the whereabouts of five of the six Grand Slam trophies he won during his career, according to a report.

Jan 26, 2018, 14:10 PM IST
Andy Murray undergoes hip surgery, eyes Wimbledon return

Andy Murray undergoes hip surgery, eyes Wimbledon return

The 30-year-old Briton, who has not played a competitive match for six months and last week withdrew from the Australian Open, posted an update on Facebook.

Jan 08, 2018, 19:38 PM IST
Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova withdraws from Brisbane with viral illness

Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova withdraws from Brisbane with viral illness

The 27-year-old Czech was unable to take the court in her first round match against Estonian Anett Kontaveit and was replaced in the draw by lucky loser Heather Watson.

Jan 01, 2018, 16:11 PM IST
Refreshed Andy Murray ready for 2018 assault

Refreshed Andy Murray ready for 2018 assault

Murray, who is in Queensland for the season-opening Brisbane International, has not played on the ATP tour since losing a tough five-setter to American Sam Querrey in the quarter-finals at Wimbledon.

Dec 31, 2017, 13:57 PM IST
'Tennis saved me during illness,' says former Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli

'Tennis saved me during illness,' says former Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli

The Frenchwoman was forced to pull out of an exhibition event at Wimbledon last year because of the virus, which medical experts said was so rare they had no name for it. But on Tuesday Bartoli announced that she would return to the WTA Tour in 2018, aiming to be ready for the Miami Open in March, after recovering from the illness despite losing 20kg of weight in a matter of months.

Dec 21, 2017, 19:05 PM IST
Banned Piotr Gadomski punished for attending Wimbledon qualifiers

Banned Piotr Gadomski punished for attending Wimbledon qualifiers

Gadomski, who in September 2015 was fined $15,000 and given a seven-year ban after being found guilty of charges involving match-fixing, has received a further 18-month suspension.

Dec 20, 2017, 11:06 AM IST
Former Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli announces comeback

Former Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli announces comeback

The 33-year-old announced her retirement immediately after winning the 2013 Wimbledon title, fulfilling a lifelong ambition.

Dec 20, 2017, 00:21 AM IST
Petra Kvitova looks on positive side after 'rollercoaster year'

Petra Kvitova looks on positive side after 'rollercoaster year'

The 27-year old two-time Wimbledon champion defied expectations in returning to competition despite suffering serious wounds to her playing left hand as she fought off a knife-wielding intruder at her home in the eastern Czech town of Prostejov in December 2016.

Dec 16, 2017, 18:09 PM IST
Tennis Grand Slam seedings cut to 16 from 2019

Tennis Grand Slam seedings cut to 16 from 2019

From 2019, Wimbledon and the Australian, French and US Opens will have only 16 seeded players in the men`s and women's draws.

Nov 21, 2017, 22:36 PM IST
Roger Federer expects great things from returning trio

Roger Federer expects great things from returning trio

Rafael Nadal also made an astonishing comeback from an injury-plagued 2016 to win the French and U.S. Open titles.

Nov 18, 2017, 23:36 PM IST
Andy Murray splits with coach Ivan Lendl for 2nd time

Andy Murray splits with coach Ivan Lendl for 2nd time

The 30-year-old Scot has enjoyed all of his Grand Slam success under the guidance of Lendl, securing a second Wimbledon title last year and another Olympic title in the second installment of their fruitful partnership.

Nov 18, 2017, 09:39 AM IST
Czech Davis Cup winner Radek Stepanek retires at 38

Czech Davis Cup winner Radek Stepanek retires at 38

Alongside Tomas Berdych, Stepanek was also part of the Davis Cup teams triumphed in 2012 and 2013.

Nov 15, 2017, 00:03 AM IST

After seven years, Roger Federer-Rafael Nadal sweep all four Grand Slams in a year

In fact, going by numbers, since 2003 Wimbledon, 58 Grand Slams have been played. Federer bagged 19 while Nadal has 16 to his name – total standing to 35, which is almost 60 per cent of the total – such has been their dominance. Novak stands next on the list with 12 Majors and Murray and Wawrinka having three apiece to their name.

Sep 11, 2017, 22:12 PM IST
WTA Rankings: Wimbledon Champion Garbiñe Muguruza ahead of Karolina Pliskova, Elina Svitolina in race to World No. 1

WTA Rankings: Wimbledon Champion Garbiñe Muguruza ahead of Karolina Pliskova, Elina Svitolina in race to World No. 1

But with every round unfolding, one or the other chipped off the race. Second-seeded Simona Halep was stunned in the first round of the tournament by Maria Sharapova. Pliskova, Muguruza, and Svitolina raced away deeper into the tournament which put aside the remainders on the list. Ergo, the race now stands between these three tennis players.

Sep 04, 2017, 23:14 PM IST