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Australian Open 2021: Defending champion Sofia Kenin battles through, Azarenka bows out

Australian Open 2021: Defending champion Sofia Kenin battles through, Azarenka bows out

Former Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka bowed out to unseeded Jessica Pegula, losing 7-5, 6-4 after being up 5-2 in the opening set. Azarenka struggled late in the second set, needed a

Feb 09, 2021, 09:27 AM IST
Sumit Nagal vs Ricardas Berankis, Australian Open live streaming details: When and where to watch

Sumit Nagal vs Ricardas Berankis, Australian Open live streaming details: When and where to watch

Sumit Nagal vs Ricardas Berankis, Australian Open live streaming details: The Jhajjar-based tennis player, who has featured in two Grand Slams (US Open 2019 and 2020) so far, was granted a wild card

Feb 08, 2021, 23:21 PM IST
Aus Open: Djokovic serves up masterclass on favourite court, Kyrgios brings the noise to subdued 'People's Court'

Aus Open: Djokovic serves up masterclass on favourite court, Kyrgios brings the noise to subdued 'People's Court'

Dominic Thiem overcame an early wobble before overpowering Mikhail Kukushkin 7-6(2) 6-2 6-3 to reach the second round of the Australian Open on Monday. Third seed Thiem was broken twice in the first

Feb 08, 2021, 19:18 PM IST
Australian Open 2021: Serena Williams cruises into second round with Naomi Osaka and Venus Williams

Australian Open 2021: Serena Williams cruises into second round with Naomi Osaka and Venus Williams

Williams wore a colorful one-legged catsuit, and her game looked flashy, too. She lost only nine points on her serve and hit 16 winners. Her sister, Venus, won a Grand Slam match for the first time

Feb 08, 2021, 09:46 AM IST
Australian Open 2021: Naomi Osaka sails into second round with Venus Williams

Australian Open 2021: Naomi Osaka sails into second round with Venus Williams

Osaka pulled out of the semi-final of the Gippsland Trophy with a shoulder niggle but betrayed no sign of injury to the smattering of spectators in the centre court terraces. Osaka next faces

Feb 08, 2021, 08:03 AM IST
Australian Open 2021 live streaming: Match timings, venue, tv channels, and other details

Australian Open 2021 live streaming: Match timings, venue, tv channels, and other details

While Swiss tennis great Roger Federer decided to skip the event due to Covid-19 situation, the Slam will feature both world no one Novak Djokovic and Rafa Nadal in the star-studded roster. Among the

Feb 07, 2021, 20:43 PM IST
Ankita Raina becomes fifth Indian woman to feature in Grand Slam main draw

Ankita Raina becomes fifth Indian woman to feature in Grand Slam main draw

Ankita Raina is only the second Indian after Sania Mirza, a six-time Grand Slam champion, to compete in the women's doubles of a tennis major. Nirupama Vaidyanathan was the first to crack a Grand

Feb 07, 2021, 15:13 PM IST
India tennis legend Akhtar Ali passes away; Vijay Amritraj, Somdev Devvarman pay tribute

India tennis legend Akhtar Ali passes away; Vijay Amritraj, Somdev Devvarman pay tribute

Akhtar Ali, whose coaching styple emphasised on strong serve and volley game, has shaped many careers, including Leander Paes and his son Zeeshan Ali, who is also the current Davis Cup coach of India

Feb 07, 2021, 13:47 PM IST
Dominant Elise Mertens takes Gippsland Trophy title

Dominant Elise Mertens takes Gippsland Trophy title

Mertens, who has won more WTA matches than any other player since the tour resumed in August after the disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, said the title triumph would give her a big

Feb 07, 2021, 11:07 AM IST
Yarra Valley Classic: Ash Barty outmuscles Garbine Muguruza to win first tournament after comeback

Yarra Valley Classic: Ash Barty outmuscles Garbine Muguruza to win first tournament after comeback

The 24-year-old Australian, playing her first tournament for almost a year, was made to work hard for her second WTA title on home soil but had enough weapons in her armoury to see off the former

Feb 07, 2021, 10:17 AM IST
Serena Williams shrugs off shoulder issue, 'relaxed' about Slam record bid

Serena Williams shrugs off shoulder issue, 'relaxed' about Slam record bid

Williams, who opens her tournament against unseeded German Laura Siegemund, won the last of her 23 Grand Slam titles four years ago at Melbourne Park when in the early stages of pregnancy. Despite

Feb 06, 2021, 11:49 AM IST
Furious Novak Djokovic dismantles his racquet in dramatic ATP Cup loss; watch video

Furious Novak Djokovic dismantles his racquet in dramatic ATP Cup loss; watch video

Things got heated after Serbia found themselves trailing as they lost the first set in a tiebreaker 7-6 (7-4). The Serbs were up by 0-40 but a string of unforced errors saw Djokovic and his

Feb 06, 2021, 11:23 AM IST
Australian Open: Serena Williams, Osaka drawn in same half at 2021 event

Australian Open: Serena Williams, Osaka drawn in same half at 2021 event

Defending champion Sofia Kenin is on the top half of the women’s draw along with No. 1-ranked Ash Barty and they could potentially meet in the semifinals again. Kenin won that encounter last year on

Feb 05, 2021, 13:09 PM IST
ATP Cup: Novak Djokovic keeps Serbia alive, Spain reach semis

ATP Cup: Novak Djokovic keeps Serbia alive, Spain reach semis

The Group A tie will be decided by the doubles, with Germany’s Jan-Lennard Struff having beaten Dusan Lajovic 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 in the earlier match at Rod Laver Arena. The winners will join Spain,

Feb 05, 2021, 11:39 AM IST
Australian Open: Grand Slam to go ahead despite COVID-19 case, say organisers

Australian Open: Grand Slam to go ahead despite COVID-19 case, say organisers

Earlier, Victoria state health officials said the testing of the tennis cohort was precautionary. “We think the risk to other guests in the hotel – tennis players and their accompanying staff – is

Feb 04, 2021, 10:20 AM IST
Australian Open: All tune-up games suspended after COVID-19 scare in Melbourne

Australian Open: All tune-up games suspended after COVID-19 scare in Melbourne

The positive case was a resident support officer at one of the Australian Open quarantine hotels, and reportedly tested negative for the disease after working on January 29, before later developing

Feb 04, 2021, 10:06 AM IST
Australian Open: Ash Barty, Naomi Osaka advance in tune-up events

Australian Open: Ash Barty, Naomi Osaka advance in tune-up events

World No. 1 Ash Barty will play American Shelby Rogers in the quarterfinals of the Yarra Valley Classic and could potentially face Serena Williams in the semifinals. Williams was playing Tsvetana 

Feb 03, 2021, 11:20 AM IST
ATP Cup tennis: Rafa Nadal out of Australia tie with back issue

ATP Cup tennis: Rafa Nadal out of Australia tie with back issue

Spain, who lost in the final of the inaugural ATP Cup last year, will play Greece on Thursday and Nadal would hope he would be fit to play the tie and get some match practice before the February 8 to

Feb 02, 2021, 13:52 PM IST
Australian Open: Rohan Bopanna awaits COVID-19 quarantine freedom, new doubles partner

Australian Open: Rohan Bopanna awaits COVID-19 quarantine freedom, new doubles partner

Bopanna is appreciative of the reasons behind the strict local COVID-19 regulations and grateful for the daily contact from Tennis Australia and the Victorian health authorities. Bopanna will also

Jan 29, 2021, 15:03 PM IST
Australian Open: With quarantine almost over, tennis set to start again

Australian Open: With quarantine almost over, tennis set to start again

Some players complained bitterly after being forced into hard lockdown because passengers on their charter flights to Melbourne tested positive for COVID-19, and a letter from top-ranked Novak

Jan 28, 2021, 12:37 PM IST