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Petra Kvitova reaches first French Open quarter-final in eight years

Petra Kvitova reaches first French Open quarter-final in eight years

Czech left-hander Petra Kvitova reached the French Open quarter-finals for the first time in eight years as she overpowered China`s Zhang Shuai 6-2, 6-4 on Monday.

Oct 05, 2020, 16:43 PM IST
Roger Federer, Serena Williams all set to play Australian Open 2021

Roger Federer, Serena Williams all set to play Australian Open 2021

The two superstars of the game have confirmed their participation, Tennis Australia boss Craig Tiley said on Sunday (October 4)

Oct 04, 2020, 23:22 PM IST
French Open 2020: Rafael Nadal storms past qualifier Sebastian Korda to reach quarter-finals

French Open 2020: Rafael Nadal storms past qualifier Sebastian Korda to reach quarter-finals

Rafael Nadal blew away American qualifier Sebastian Korda 6-1 6-1 6-2 to romp into the French Open quarter-finals on Sunday and close in on a record-extending 13th title at Roland Garros.

Oct 04, 2020, 22:45 PM IST
French Open: Petra Kvitova survives stern test against teenager Leylah Fernandez

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

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: Stefanos Tsitsipas through to fourth round after injured Aljaz Bedene retires

French Open: Stefanos Tsitsipas through to fourth round after injured Aljaz Bedene retires

Greek fifth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas advanced to the fourth round of the French Open on Saturday after his opponent Aljaz Bedene retired with an ankle injury while trailing 6-1, 6-2, 3-1.

Oct 03, 2020, 21:56 PM IST
French Open: Alexander Zverev powers past  Marco Cecchinato to reach last-16

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

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
Stefanos Tsitsipas swats aside Pablo Cuevas to reach French Open third round

Stefanos Tsitsipas swats aside Pablo Cuevas to reach French Open third round

The 22-year-old Greek needed over three hours to rally from two sets down and beat little-known Spaniard Jaume Munar in round one.

Oct 02, 2020, 15:32 PM IST
Serena Williams pulls out of French Open with achilles injury

Serena Williams pulls out of French Open with achilles injury

The American, who turned 39 this week, had been due to play Bulgarian Tsvetana Pironkova in the second round later but after a warm-up decided the injury was too severe.

Oct 01, 2020, 15:50 PM IST
French Open: Record-chasing Rafael Nadal storms into second round

French Open: Record-chasing Rafael Nadal storms into second round

The Spaniard, looking to equal Roger Federer`s record of 20 Grand Slam men`s singles titles, is used to slow starts at Roland Garros and this year`s debut was no different.

Sep 29, 2020, 15:22 PM IST
World No.1 Novak Djokovic seeks French Open redemption after New York fiasco

World No.1 Novak Djokovic seeks French Open redemption after New York fiasco

Djokovic had started as a heavy favourite to win the title at the US Open but was disqualified from his fourth-round match against Pablo Carreno Busta after inadvertently striking a line judge in the

Sep 29, 2020, 15:12 PM IST
French Open 2020: Rafael Nadal ready for 'most difficult' title defence

French Open 2020: Rafael Nadal ready for 'most difficult' title defence

12-time champion Rafael Nadal faces daunting odds at this year's French Open. The conditions are much colder than usual and this year and different balls are being used. The tournament was postponed

Sep 28, 2020, 15:58 PM IST
French Open 2020: Stan Wawrinka thrashes Andy Murray as big match falls flat

French Open 2020: Stan Wawrinka thrashes Andy Murray as big match falls flat

What was billed as an opening day classic between two old warriors turned into a damp squib as Stan Wawrinka crushed Andy Murray 6-1 6-3 6-2 at the French Open on Sunday.

Sep 28, 2020, 00:38 AM IST
Lewis Hamilton greatest F1 driver of our generation, believes Serena Williams

Lewis Hamilton greatest F1 driver of our generation, believes Serena Williams

Mercedes' Hamilton on Saturday took his 96th pole position ahead of the Russian Grand Prix and would be looking to equal Schumacher's record of 91 race wins on Sunday.  

Sep 27, 2020, 17:51 PM IST
12-time champion Rafael Nadal unhappy with French Open choice of Wilson balls for 2020 edition

12-time champion Rafael Nadal unhappy with French Open choice of Wilson balls for 2020 edition

Roland Garros has switched to Wilson balls for the 2020 tournament after using Babolat for many years and 12-times champion Rafael Nadal is not impressed

Sep 26, 2020, 20:32 PM IST
Born September 26, 1981: Serena Williams, American tennis star and 23-time Grand Slam champion

Born September 26, 1981: Serena Williams, American tennis star and 23-time Grand Slam champion

American tennis star and 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams turned 39 on Saturday, September 26.

Sep 26, 2020, 00:17 AM IST
Simona Halep claims Rome title after Karolina Pliskova retires with injury

Simona Halep claims Rome title after Karolina Pliskova retires with injury

Victory gave Halep her first title in Rome and her third consecutive title of the year after wins in Dubai -- before the COVID-19 hiatus -- and Prague last month.

Sep 21, 2020, 22:00 PM IST
Five players out of French Open qualifying due to coronavirus

Five players out of French Open qualifying due to coronavirus

The qualifiers for the French Open will begin later on Monday, with the main draw set to commence on September 27.  

Sep 21, 2020, 15:36 PM IST
Novak Djokovic to clash with Diego Schwartzman in Italian Open final

Novak Djokovic to clash with Diego Schwartzman in Italian Open final

The Serbian World No. 1 remains on course to win his 36th ATP Masters 1000 crown and overtake Rafael Nadal on the all-time list.

Sep 21, 2020, 11:01 AM IST