As she begins her bid for a calendar-year Grand Slam when the US Open begins, Serena Williams feels the pressure of chasing history, but accepts that pressure as the price for dominating a generation of women's tennis.
Serena Williams begins her quest to complete a calendar-year Grand Slam while past winners Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal will also launch their campaigns on Monday.
Five-time Grand Slam winner Sharapova pulled out of the US Open tennis championships due to a leg injury, the 28-year-old said on Sunday.
Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic won her second straight Connecticut Open title, beating fellow Czech Lucie Safarova 6-7 (6), 6-2, 6-2 in the final.
Kevin Anderson used his powerful serve to end the unlikely run of qualifier Pierre-Hugues Herbert with a 6-4, 7-5 victory in the final of the Winston-Salem Open.
Sania Mirza said winning the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award is a 'huge honour' that will push her further to do well on the professional tour and next year's Rio Olympic Games.
Tennis star Sania Mirza, who won the Wimbledon women's doubles title recently, was on Saturday conferred with the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award.
Sania Mirza, who will receive the Khel Ratna award on Saturday, said her former mixed doubles partner Mahesh Bhupathi is also a deserving candidate for the honour.
Serena Williams could face Maria Sharapova for the second straight major semi-final after beating her Russian rival for the 17th consecutive time at Wimbledon.
Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal could meet in the US Open quarter-finals, while Andy Murray might have to get past Stan Wawrinka and Roger Federer just to reach the final.
The National Sports Day is only days away but the discontent refuses to die. HN Girisha, one of the athletes who had applied for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna but missed out to Sania Mirza, approached the Karnataka High Court seeking a stay on the award.
Despite a difficult season thus far, Rafael Nadal insists he won't end his loyalty to his uncle and coach Toni Nadal, with whom he has won 14 Grand Slam titles.
Serena Williams, aiming to complete the calendar-year Grand Slam, and Novak Djokovic were named top seeds for the US Open Championships, starting on August 31.
Canadian rapper Drake and Serena Williams were spotted kissing in a restaurant over the weekend.
Roger Federer avenged his Wimbledon final loss to Novak Djokovic by beating the top-seeded Serb 7-6 (1), 6-3 on Sunday to capture his second consecutive Western & Southern Open title.