Tennis News

Serena Williams falls to 116th-ranked Shelby Rogers at US Open tuneup

Rogers, ranked 116th, outlasted ninth-ranked Williams 1-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7/5) after two hours and seven minutes, finishing the 23-time Grand Slam champion with a service winner.

published : 15 Aug 2020

Serena Williams beats sister Venus to take 31st meeting

Serena won the last four games to beat her older sister, Venus, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 in a second-round match - 22½ years after the first between the two.

published : 14 Aug 2020

Novak Djokovic confirms his participation in upcoming US Open

Djokovic said that making this decision was not easy, but in the end, he has announced to compete in a major Grand Slam.

published : 13 Aug 2020

Clash of tennis' favourite sisters to mark game's return after pandemic-caused hiatus!

It’s been nearly two full years since the sisters’ last meeting, a third-rounder at the 2018 US Open that Serena won 6-1, 6-2.

published : 13 Aug 2020

Prajnesh Gunneswaran banking on luck to make US Open cut amid spate of withdrawals

The cut, right now, is at 129. Gunneswaran, who is World No 132, will make it into the main draw if there are three more withdrawals.

published : 10 Aug 2020

Serena Williams is fit and ready to play after six-month break

The WTA's first event in the US since March features a spectator-free field that includes sister Venus Williams, Victoria Azarenka, Sloane Stephens and rising star Coco Gauff.

published : 09 Aug 2020

Happy birthday Roger Federer: Swiss great turns 39

Federer turned professional in 1998 and holds the record for most consecutive weeks spent at the top of the rankings (237) and the most weeks as world no.1 in total (310).

published : 08 Aug 2020

Chances of travelling are slim to none: Nick Kyrgios hints for skipping French Open

Kyrgios has been vocal in his criticism of some other players during the pandemic, waging a social media battle with top names who played at Novak Djokovic's ill-fated Adria Tour exhibition.

published : 06 Aug 2020

Sara Errani showing signs of clay-court revival in Palermo Ladies Open post five-month break

It was the second consecutive three-set win for Errani, who received a wild-card entry for the first tour-level tournament -- for men or women.

published : 06 Aug 2020

Happy to have made US Open cut: Sumit Nagal

The World No 127, who made it through the main draw entry list, said the tournament could yet get cancelled. 

published : 06 Aug 2020

Haven't been home this long in 25 years, says Roger Federer

Federer last played at the 2020 Australian Open in January following which a knee surgery forced him to call off the rest of his 2020 season.

published : 05 Aug 2020

Sumit Nagal gets direct entry into singles main draw of US Open

It will be Nagal's second appearance at the US Open, starting August 31, and he is the only Indian in the men's field with Prajnesh Gunneswaran, ranked 132, missing out.

published : 05 Aug 2020

Ex-tennis player Mariano Puerta admits lying to CAS about doping

Four months after the high point of his career "the final of the 2005 French Open" the Argentine tested positive for etilefrine, a banned cardiorespiratory stimulant.

published : 04 Aug 2020

Palermo Ladies Open: Top tennis resumes with no handshakes or showers

The strict rules because of the coronavirus included no showers on site, and no autographs or photos with fans.

published : 04 Aug 2020

Andy Murray 'willing to take risk' to participate at US Open

Top tennis stars, both men and women, have pulled out of the Slam due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis in New York but Murray stated he is willing to take the risk to participate at the tournament.

published : 03 Aug 2020