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Returning Serena Williams starts clay campaign with routine Rome win

Williams was back in action in only her fourth tournament of the season and the first since being forced to withdraw from the Miami Open in March due to a knee injury.

May 13, 2019, 20:59 PM IST

World number one Naomi Osaka signs with Nike

The Japanese, who had previously been tied to rival Adidas, will first wear Nike gear at the Stuttgart Grand Prix later this month, the U.S. sportswear maker said on its website.

Apr 05, 2019, 16:31 PM IST

Knee injury rules Serena Williams out of Miami Open

Williams kicked off her campaign in Miami with a thumping 6-3, 1-6, 6-1 fightback win over Rebecca Peterson of Sweden in a thrilling second-round clash of the tournament. 

Mar 24, 2019, 16:51 PM IST

Miami Open: World number one Naomi Osaka stunned by Taiwan`s Hsieh Su-wei

The 33-year-old Hsieh came from a set down to prevail 4-6 7-6(4) 6-3 as her unorthodox style frustrated, perplexed and finally wore down U.S. and Australian Open champion Osaka.

Mar 24, 2019, 13:31 PM IST

Miami Open: World No 1 Naomi Osaka advances to third round with rollercoaster win

After facing eight-times Miami champion Serena Williams in her first match last year, Osaka might have expected an easier opener on Friday against the 141st-ranked Belgian qualifier.

Mar 23, 2019, 12:52 PM IST

Winning the Miami Open would mean a lot: Naomi Osaka

The Williams sisters have lifted the Miami trophy 11 times between them and all those victories were celebrated at Crandon Park in Key Biscayne.

Mar 21, 2019, 06:57 AM IST

Miami Open: Rain wipes out opening day's play at Hard Rock stadium

Once the rain disappears fans can expect a wide open tournament if the season follows the current trend. 

Mar 20, 2019, 12:10 PM IST

Serena Williams outlasts Victoria Azarenka to reach third round of Indian Wells

Williams will now square off with Garbine Muguruza of Venezuela in the round-of-32. 

Mar 09, 2019, 11:24 AM IST

Indian Wells: Victoria Azarenka sets up second-round clash against Serena Williams

After falling behind 2-0 at the start, Azarenka reeled off six straight games and ultimately made quick work of Vera Lapko on a windy day in the California desert. 

Mar 07, 2019, 17:14 PM IST

Naomi Osaka parts ways with coach Sascha Bajin

Meanwhile, Osaka has pulled out of this week’s Qatar Open due to a back injury.

Feb 12, 2019, 11:40 AM IST

Australian Open: Osaka, Kvitova chase double delight in Melbourne final

Osaka fought back from a set and 4-1 down against Taiwan`s Hsieh Su-wei in the third round at Melbourne Park and showed her determination in winning two more three-setters to keep a 13-match victory streak in Grand Slams running.

Jan 25, 2019, 15:08 PM IST

Australian Open: Epic Serena Williams win took toll, Karolina Pliskova says after Naomi Osaka loss

Pliskova was down 1-5 against Williams in the final set, before producing a fightback to claim a quarter-final win over the American great.

Jan 24, 2019, 16:17 PM IST

Battling Kei Nishikori faces big test against reigning Novak Djokovic

Nishikori overcame Spain's Pablo Carreno Busta in his third five-setter in four rounds on Monday and has spent nearly 14 hours on court at Melbourne, more than any other player.

Jan 23, 2019, 17:27 PM IST

Armed with inner peace, Naomi Osaka thirsty for more success

Osaka remains on course for glory at Melbourne Park after blowing away Ukrainian Elina Svitolina, to set up a last four clash with Czech Karolina Pliskova in the year's first Grand Slam.

Jan 23, 2019, 16:05 PM IST

Australian Open: Defeated Serena Williams denies 'choking' after shock exit

The seven-times champion lost a match point at 5-1 and saw another three disappear at 5-4 before crumbling to a 4-6, 6-4, 5-7 defeat to seventh seed Pliskova at Rod Laver Arena.

Jan 23, 2019, 13:58 PM IST

Australian Open: Serena Williams stunned by Karolina Pliskova in quarters

Pliskova will now meet Naomi Osaka for a place in the final, denying Williams the chance to avenge her controversial U.S. Open title match defeat to the Japanese fourth seed.

Jan 23, 2019, 10:30 AM IST

Naomi Osaka blows away Elina Svitolina to reach Australian Open semis

Osaka becomes the first Japanese woman to reach the last four at Melbourne Park since Kimiko Date in 1994.

Jan 23, 2019, 09:30 AM IST

Australian Open 2019: Serena Williams beats World No.1 Simona Halep to reach quarters

Williams, who is chasing her 8th Australian Open title, made a stunning comeback after handing her opponent, the advantage early on.

Jan 21, 2019, 16:11 PM IST

Naomi Osaka working on adding prowess to power, says coach

The Japanese player next meets sixth seed Elina Svitolina for a place in the semi-finals.

Jan 21, 2019, 16:09 PM IST

I drew inspiration from Stefanos Tsitsipas's shock win over Roger Federer: Naomi Osaka

The Japanese fourth seed had to come back from a set down for a second successive match at Melbourne Park, having survived a big scare against Taiwan's wily Hsieh Su-Wei on Saturday.

Jan 21, 2019, 13:17 PM IST