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Tennis

Holder Simona Halep shrugs off expectations ahead of French Open

The 27-year-old Romanian enters Roland Garros as favourite for the title given the contrasting form of some of the top names, including Japan`s world number one Naomi Osaka.

May 21, 2019, 00:28 AM IST

Rafael Nadal avenges loss to Stefanos Tsitsipas to reach Italian Open final

Nadal will now face the winner of other semi-final clash between world number one Novak Djokovic and Argentina star Diego Schwartzman on Saturday. 

May 19, 2019, 00:42 AM IST

Italian Open: Novak Djokovic faces Diego Schwartzman for final spot

Heading into the clash, Djokovic leads the Head-to-Head rivalry against Schwartzman by 2-0, but the duo have not met each other in past two years. 

May 18, 2019, 19:38 PM IST

Rafael Nadal, Stefanos Tsitsipas set to meet again in Rome Masters semis

The second-seed is set to meet Tsitsipas yet again after going down against the Greek 4-6, 6-2, 3-6 in the semi-final of the Madrid Open last week.

May 18, 2019, 17:10 PM IST

Nicole Gibbs diagnosed with cancer, set to miss French Open

This year's French Open is scheduled to take place from May 26 to June 9, while qualification for Wimbledon will be held in late June before the tournament begins on July 1.

May 14, 2019, 08:53 AM IST

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

Naomi Osaka narrowly retains top spot in WTA rankings

The 21-year-old Japanese slumped to a 6-3, 2-6, 5-7 defeat at the hands of Belinda Bencic of Switzerland in the last-eight clash to bow out of the Madrid Open. 

May 13, 2019, 20:32 PM IST

Novak Djokovic equals Rafael Nadal's Masters 1000 record with Madrid Open win

The Serbian tennis star hardly broke a sweat as he eased past Tsitsipas 6-3, 6-4 in the final of the men's singles event of the Madrid Open that lasted almost one and a half hour.

May 13, 2019, 12:48 PM IST

Ankita Raina makes semifinal exit from Luan ITF event

The second seed Indian lost 3-6, 6-1, 2-6 to local girl Ying-Ying Duan in the semifinals of the hardcourt tournament.

May 12, 2019, 20:17 PM IST

It's Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Novak Djokovic in Madrid Open final

Tsitsipas will look to extend his ATP head-to-head series lead against Novak Djokovic to 2-0 when the duo faces each other in the final of the tournament later today. 

May 12, 2019, 19:36 PM IST

Novak Djokovic sees off Dominic Thiem challenge to reach Madrid Open final

With the win, Djokovic has stormed into his third Madrid Open final and first since 2019 Australian Open victory. 

May 12, 2019, 01:00 AM IST

Kiki Bertens stuns Simona Halep to lift Madrid Open title

Bertens looked dominant throughout the summit showdown as she eased past reigning French Open champion Halep 6-4, 6-4 in almost one and a half hour to lift the title. 

May 12, 2019, 00:56 AM IST

After Madrid Open exit, Roger Federer set to make Italian Open return

Federer will receive a first-round bye as the No 3 seed in Rome before he is likely to kickstart his campaign against either Frances Tiafoe or Joao Sousa on Wednesday.

May 11, 2019, 23:11 PM IST

Rafael Nadal hammers Stan Wawrinka to reach Madrid Open semis

Nadal will now look to continue his quest for the sixth title at Madrid Open when he faces reigning ATP Finals champion Stefanos Tsitsipas in the last-four clash.

May 11, 2019, 19:55 PM IST

Simona Halep sees off Belinda Bencic to reach Madrid Open final

Halep has defeated Bencic for the first time since the first clash between the duo during the third round of Wimbledon 2014.

May 11, 2019, 00:41 AM IST

Novak Djokovic reaches Madrid Open semis after Marin Cilic's withdrawal

The Serbian tennis star had earlier reached the quarter-final of the tournament following a 6-1, 7-6 (7-2) win over French player Jeremy Chardy.

May 10, 2019, 18:01 PM IST

Angelique Kerber out of Madrid Open with ankle injury

Petra Martic automatically qualified for the last-16 as a result of Kerber`s withdrawal. 

May 08, 2019, 00:08 AM IST

Novak Djokovic backs Justin Gimelstob's decision to quit ATP board

Gimelstob resigned from the board last week after being sentenced to three years probation and 60 hours community service on an assault charge.

May 07, 2019, 15:48 PM IST

Petra Kvitova battles into third round of Madrid Open

Kvitova will now face either Romanian wildcard Sorana Cirstea or former World No four Caroline Garcia in the last-16 of the tournament.

May 07, 2019, 00:05 AM IST

Japan's Naomi Osaka stays atop WTA rankings

Osaka is currently standing with a total of  6, 151 points and maintains a lead of 316 points over Petra Kvitova of Czech Republic.

May 06, 2019, 20:51 PM IST