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WTA Rankings: Former world No 1 Naomi Osaka drops out of top 10

Naomi dropped from 7 to 12th position, ending her streak of 140 consecutive weeks in the Top 10, a streak that started on September 17, 2018. The Japanese player, earlier this year, had pulled out of the French Open and Wimbledon citing mental health concerns, and had taken an indefinite break from tennis after her loss at the US Open.

Oct 04, 2021, 22:56 PM IST

Germany's Kevin Krawietz, Andreas Mies retain French Open men's doubles title

A year after becoming the first all-German team to capture a Grand Slam men`s doubles trophy in the professional era, they again shone on the Parisian clay, winning in 89 minutes.

Oct 11, 2020, 15:40 PM IST

Paris Masters 2020 to go ahead as scheduled amid coronavirus pandemic

World number one and Serbian tennis maestro will head into the Paris Masters 2020 as defending champion after he had defeated Canadian player Denis Shapovalov at last year's summit showdown.

Oct 08, 2020, 18:33 PM IST

French Open: Petra Kvitova survives stern test against teenager Leylah Fernandez

The 7-5, 6-3 scoreline looked comfortable enough but it failed to tell the story of a match in which Kvitova was pushed to the limit.

Oct 04, 2020, 15:38 PM IST

French Open: Novak Djokovic sweeps past Colombia's Daniel Galan to reach last-16

The 33-year-old was rarely extended by his 153rd-ranked opponent and even found time to double up as a court sweeper when the match was briefly interrupted by rain.

Oct 04, 2020, 15:17 PM IST

French Open: Alexander Zverev powers past Marco Cecchinato to reach last-16

Germany`s Alexander Zverev dismantled Marco Cecchinato 6-1, 7-5, 6-3 in under two hours on Friday to move into the French Open last 16 where he will meet Italy`s rising star Jannik Sinner.

Oct 03, 2020, 15:46 PM IST

Ruthless Rafael Nadal charges into last-16 of French Open

The second seed, looking to match Roger Federer`s record of 20 men`s Grand Slam singles titles, will next meet 20-year-old American Sebastian Korda, one of his biggest admirers.

Oct 03, 2020, 15:27 PM IST

Rafael Nadal not interested in excuses after Italian Open exit

Nine-time Rome champion Nadal looked well off the pace in his 6-2, 7-5 loss to 15th-ranked Argentine Diego Schwartzman .

Sep 20, 2020, 12:08 PM IST

ATP, WTA cancel Kremlin Cup in Moscow due to coronavirus

The ATP 250 tournament was scheduled to run from October 19-25, while the WTA Premier event was due to be held from October 26-November 1.

Sep 18, 2020, 10:47 AM IST

Naomi Osaka pulls out of French Open with hamstring injury

Japanese tennis star and world No.3 Naomi Osaka has withdrawn from the upcoming French Open due to a hamstring injury.

Sep 18, 2020, 08:48 AM IST

Serena Williams heads to French Open with time running out for Grand Slam No. 24

The American great has remained one title behind Margaret Court`s all-time record since bagging her 23rd Grand Slam singles trophy at the Australian Open in January 2017.

Sep 11, 2020, 13:51 PM IST

US Open 2020: Victoria Azarenka stuns Serena Williams to set up Naomi Osaka showdown

The Belarusian has now set up a clash against Japanese tennis player and world No.10 Naomi Osaka in the final of the Grand Slam event.


Sep 11, 2020, 10:59 AM IST

Sydney International: Ekaterina Makarova defeats Jelena Ostapenko in the first round

Makarova, who reached the Australian Open semi-finals after stunning Serena Williams three years ago, rode an early break for a 5-3 lead and, even though her Latvian opponent got back to 5-5, raced away with the first set tiebreak.

Jan 07, 2018, 15:45 PM IST

Auckland Classic: Julia Goerges stuns Caroline Wozniacki in final

Goerges needed her booming serve to save break points at 2-1 and 3-2 before Wozniacki finally broke through to level at 4-4, sending the set into a tie-break which went to the German.

Jan 07, 2018, 14:22 PM IST

Qatar Open: Fourth-time lucky Gael Monfils beats Andrey Rublev to win title

It was the Frenchman's first Qatar title despite having played in three previous finals, stretching back more than a decade, and he is the first wildcard to win in Doha since compatriot Nicolas Escude triumphed back in 2004.

Jan 07, 2018, 12:54 PM IST

Simona Halep fires Australian Open warning with Shenzhen title

The 26-year-old Halep is guaranteed top seeding for the Australian Open, the season`s first Grand Slam, which begins in Melbourne on January 15.

Jan 06, 2018, 18:40 PM IST

Brisbane International: Elina Svitolina wins title, sends Australian Open warning

Svitolina ranked sixth in the world, fired 10 aces and never faced a breakpoint on the way to a 10th career tour title.

Jan 06, 2018, 17:38 PM IST

Tata Open Maharashtra: Kevin Anderson to meet Gilles Simon in final

World no. 14 Kevin Anderson advanced to the finals of the tournament after he defeated France's Benoit Paire in the second semifinal of the tournament held at the Mhalunge Balewadi Stadium.

Jan 06, 2018, 15:38 PM IST

Brisbane International: Nick Kyrgios battles past Grigor Dimitrov, to set up a final against Ryan Harrison

The 22-year-old Kyrgios was dominant on serve, hitting 19 aces and winning 82 percent of his first-serve points, and broke Dimitrov in the seventh game of the final set to claim his first victory over the Bulgarian in three meetings.

Jan 06, 2018, 15:22 PM IST

Tata Open Maharashtra: Yuki Bhambri, Divij Sharan lose in doubles semifinal

The unseeded Indians lost 4-6, 6-7 (2) to the French pair of Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Gilles Simon, squandering as many as eight breakpoint chances in the second set and 11 overall.

Jan 06, 2018, 13:39 PM IST