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Tennis ace Sania Mirza rues gender discrimination in sports

Tennis ace Sania Mirza rues gender discrimination in sports

Sania and her father Imran Mirza have released a video in a bid to increase public awareness about the subject.

Rome Masters: Anett Kontaveit knocks out world number one Angelique Kerber

Rome Masters: Anett Kontaveit knocks out world number one Angelique Kerber

The German`s 56-minute knock out came two days after she was confirmed at the top of the WTA rankings, displacing Serena Williams.

Serena Williams maintains top spot in latest WTA world rankings

Serena Williams maintains top spot in latest WTA world rankings

German Angelique Kerber remained in second place, followed by Czech Karolina Pliskova in third.

Maria Sharapova eases into Stuttgart semis on doping return

Maria Sharapova eases into Stuttgart semis on doping return

The 30-year-old five-time Grand Slam winner has yet to drop a set in Stuttgart and powered past Estonia`s Kontaveit, ranked 73rd, for a 6-3, 6-4 quarter-final win in one hour, 23 minutes.

WTA sending wrong message to young kids by allowing 'cheater' Maria Sharapova to play again: Eugenie Bouchard

WTA sending wrong message to young kids by allowing 'cheater' Maria Sharapova to play again: Eugenie Bouchard

Russia's Sharapova -- the world's highest-paid female athlete for more than a decade until last year, according to Forbes -- won on Wednesday on her comeback after testing positive for meldonium.

New mum Victoria Azarenka all set to return to WTA at Stanford

New mum Victoria Azarenka all set to return to WTA at Stanford

Azarenka, a two-time Australian Open champion, launched her 2016 campaign with back-to-back titles at Indian Wells and Miami, but missed the rest of the season after announcing she was expecting Leo in December.

Miami Open: Johanna Konta beats Caroline Wozniacki in final to lift biggest title by British woman in 40 years

Miami Open: Johanna Konta beats Caroline Wozniacki in final to lift biggest title by British woman in 40 years

No British woman had ever won a premier mandatory event since the elite tier was introduced in 2009 and this was only the second time that Konta had even qualified for the Miami tournament.

Andy Murray, Serena Williams lead latest ATP, WTA rankings

Andy Murray, Serena Williams lead latest ATP, WTA rankings

Serbian Novak Djokovic came in second in ATP rankings with 9.735 points, followed by Swiss Stan Wawrinka.

Dubai Championships: Angelique Kerber hammers Ana Konjuh in straight sets, storms into semis

Dubai Championships: Angelique Kerber hammers Ana Konjuh in straight sets, storms into semis

The 29-year-old will first have to get by Elina Svitolina, on course for her own breakthrough into a first-time top 10 ranking if she can win the event.

Dubai Championships: Angelique Kerber beats Monica Puig in straight sets; moves step closer to no.1 ranking

Dubai Championships: Angelique Kerber beats Monica Puig in straight sets; moves step closer to no.1 ranking

The top seeded German, who held the top WTA spot in 2016 before Serena Williams took back in September could regain the number one ranking if she wins the Gulf event on Saturday.

Qatar Open: Karolina Pliskova, Caroline Wozniacki to meet in Doha final after longest day

Qatar Open: Karolina Pliskova, Caroline Wozniacki to meet in Doha final after longest day

The pair have met three times before, with Wozniacki winning on every occasion. However they have not met since 2014.

Sania Mirza, Barbora Strycova enter Apia International final

Sania Mirza, Barbora Strycova enter Apia International final

Mirza will enter Australian Open, which starts on Monday, as a defending champion in women's doubles event.

Auckland Classic: Lauren Davis beats Ana Konjuh in final to claim maiden WTA title

Auckland Classic: Lauren Davis beats Ana Konjuh in final to claim maiden WTA title

At 1.57 metres (5ft 2in), Davis is one of the smallest players but she more than compensated for her lack of height with her speed around the court.

Auckland Classic: Venus Williams pulls out due to injury after winning against Jade Lewis

Auckland Classic: Venus Williams pulls out due to injury after winning against Jade Lewis

The world number 17 issued a brief statement saying she could not continue after winning her first-round match.

Angelique Kerber continues to lead WTA rankings

Angelique Kerber continues to lead WTA rankings

Kerber is followed by Serena Williams of the US in second place while Polish Agnieszka Radwanska and Romania`s Simona Halep occupy the third and fourth places respectively.

Sania Mirza completes 80 consecutive weeks as World No. 1 doubles player, congratulated by Twitterati

Sania Mirza completes 80 consecutive weeks as World No. 1 doubles player, congratulated by Twitterati

Sania Mirza created history last season where she became the first Indian woman to hold the No.1 ranking after winning the Volvo Car Open in Charleston with her former partner Martina Hingis.

Novak Djokovic says tennis format must `improve and evolve'

Novak Djokovic says tennis format must `improve and evolve'

Djokovic said different scoring methods were worth considering to make tennis, whose matches vary wildly in duration, easier to follow on TV.

Maria Sharapova to play exhibition event in Las Vegas

Maria Sharapova to play exhibition event in Las Vegas

Maria Sharapova`s initial 24-month ban for testing positive for meldonium was cut to 15 months by the Court of Arbitration for Sport last Tuesday.

Agnieszka Radwanska beats Johanna Konta to take China Open title

Agnieszka Radwanska beats Johanna Konta to take China Open title

Konta claimed two top 10 scalps en route to the final, sixth-ranked Karoline Pliskova and number eight Madison Keys, but she was kept on the defensive on Sunday.