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Champions Tennis League: Radwanska plays stellar role as Pune win inaugural title

Cyprus star Marcos Baghdatis subdued world number 16 Kevin Anderson in the crucial men's singles as Pune Marathas lifted the inaugural Champions Tennis League trophy with a 27-23 victory over Delhi Dreams in the final in Delhi on Wednesday.

'It is difficult to be a Sania Mirza in this country'

She might be one of the most sought-after sportspersons in India but tennis ace Sania Mirza says 'it's difficult to be a Sania Mirza in this country' due to the prevailing 'gender inequality' and called for an urgent need to bring about a cultural change.

Wawrinka won it for us, says Federer

The 17-time Grand Slam champion was quick to deflect the spotlight onto teammate Stan Wawrinka, who did not even hit a shot in anger on the last day, as the French were vanquished in double-quick time in Lille.

Federer, Wawrinka fire Switzerland to Davis Cup victory

It is one of the greatest sporting triumphs for Switzerland, the 14th nation to win the Davis Cup, and a huge personal milestone for Federer to go with his 17 Grand Slam titles, six Masters titles and Olympic doubles gold.

Davis Cup glory in sight for Federer

17-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer teamed up with Stan Wawrinka on Saturday to defeat Julien Benneteau and Richard Gasquet in straight sets in a vital doubles clash in Lille.

Want to be number 1 before I retire: Sania Mirza

Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza on Saturday said she wants to reach No. 1 position in the world rankings before bidding adieu to the game.

Federer bloodied but not bowed after Davis Cup shocker

For a player who had just endured his worst ever Davis Cup defeat, Roger Federer sounded surprisingly upbeat. Clobbered 6-1, 6-4, 6-3 by fiery Frenchman Gael Monfils, the 33-year-old Swiss champion opted to dismiss the downsides and ponder the positives.

Champions Tennis League: 'Home' support fails to inspire Leander Paes

The calls of 'come on Leander' from every quarter of the CLTA stadium were loud and clear in Chandigarh on Thursday.

Davis Cup: Roger Federer fit for duty, but doubts persist

Roger Federer is set to play for Switzerland in the Davis Cup final against France in Lille despite a back injury that laid him low.

Next up for Sania Mirza? Grand Slam women's doubles title

Not satisfied with winning the WTA Finals doubles crown with Cara Black and other prestigious titles, Sania Mirza said she wants to clinch the women's doubles Grand Slam title.

Champions Tennis League tickets go for free

The Champions Tennis League (CTL), in only its first year, is failing to attract spectators. Reliable sources have told HT that the organisers have told online retailers, bookmyshow.com, that majority of tickets will go free.

Federer injury and spat hit Switzerland's Davis Cup bid

Switzerland's preparations for the Davis Cup final against France in Lille on Sunday have been disrupted by a back injury to Roger Federer and a spat within the Swiss camp.

Bhindi Masala is Venus Williams' favourite Indian food

Many tennis-lovers around the world are well-versed with multiple Grand Slam winner Venus Williams' powerful baseline smashes, but quite a few wouldn't know about her love for Indian food.

CTL: Jankovic, Cornet make the wait worthwhile

The Champions Tennis League (CTL) match between Delhi Dreams and Mumbai Tennis Masters, originally scheduled to begin at 8pm, finally rolled into action an hour later, in Delhi on Tuesday.

Chilly reaction to much-hyped Champions Tennis League

The first of the two tennis leagues to be played in India this year, the Champions Tennis League is focussed on six Indian cities.
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