Tennis

  • US player Serena Williams
    Jul 02, 2015 01:52 IST

    Wimbledon: Serena, Venus, Wawrinka, Cilic advance; Ivanovic out

    With temperatures at Wimbledon reaching a record 35.7 degrees Celsius, five-time champions Serena Williams and Venus Williams, as well as French Open champion Stan Wawrinka and US Open champion Marin Cilic advanced to the third round, while Ana Ivanovic was knocked out of the tournament.

  • Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates
    Jul 01, 2015 22:37 IST

    Wimbledon: Djokovic, Sharapova, Kyrgios, Raonic enter 3rd round

    Defending champion and top seed Djokovic defeated soon-to-retire Jarkko Nieminen 6-4, 6-2, 6-3. 2004 champion Sharapova outclassed Dutch qualifier Richel Hogenkamp 6-3, 6-1. Nick Kyrgios beat Argentina's Juan Monaco 7-6 (5), 6-3, 6-4, while Milos Raonic beat Tommy Haas 6-0, 6-2, 6-7 (5), 7-6 (4).

  • Eugenie Bouchard of Canada
    Jul 01, 2015 21:35 IST

    Bouchard's black bra breaks Wimbledon all-white tradition

    Struggling Canadian tennis star Eugenie Bouchard escaped strict punishment from umpire Louise Engzell after she was found to have broken Wimbledon's strict all-white dress code in her first-round women's singles defeat at the hands of China's Ying-Ying Duan on Tuesday.

  • Leander Paes
    Jul 01, 2015 20:59 IST

    Wimbledon: Paes-Nestor in Round 2; qualifiers Raja-Martin ousted

    11th seeds Paes and Nestor quelled the challenge from the Serbian pair of Victor Troicki and Dusan Lajovic 6-3 6-4 7-5 after battling hard for an hour and 42 minutes on Court Number six at the SW 19.

  • Kei Nishikori of Japan reacts
    Jul 01, 2015 20:23 IST

    Japan's Kei Nishikori pulls out of Wimbledon with calf injury

    The fifth-seeded Japanese player had to pull out before his second-round meeting with Santiago Giraldo of Colombia. Nishikori hurt his left calf at the grass-court tournament in Halle, Germany, two weeks ago, and aggravated it during a five-set victory over Simone Bolelli on Monday.

  • Maria Sharapova Serena Williams Steffi Graf Monica Seles
    Jul 01, 2015 15:38 IST

    Of serves and rallies: The greatest rivalries in women's tennis

    Every time Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier came face to face in the ring, they would muster that extra ounce of boxing brilliance. India is a cricket crazy nation, but nothing can match up to the excitement of an India-Pakistan encounter. That is the beauty of sporting rivalries - they bring out the best in the athlete.

  • Novak Djokovic
    Jul 01, 2015 16:01 IST

    Wimbledon heat on Djokovic, Serena, Sharapova

    Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams target quickfire second round wins at Wimbledon on Wednesday to escape the brutal heat expected to send temperatures soaring to a tournament record of 35 degrees.

  • Roger Federer Wimbledon
    Jun 30, 2015 21:20 IST

    Wimbledon: Federer, Nadal, Murray cruise as Halep, Bouchard wilt

    Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray swept into the Wimbledon second round on Tuesday but women's third seed Simona Halep and 2014 runner-up Eugenie Bouchard slumped to defeat in sweltering London.

  • Novak Djokovic Wimbledon
    Jun 30, 2015 18:42 IST

    Wimbledon: Djokovic, Serena begin with wins, Hewitt bids farewell

    Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova reached the Wimbledon second round on Monday as 2002 champion Lleyton Hewitt's 17-year All England Club career came to a bruising end.

  • Lleyton Hewitt, Wimbledon, Final Appearance, Tennis, Jarko Neiminen
    Jun 30, 2015 04:52 IST

    Hewitt loses in 1st round of his last ever Wimbledon appearance

    The last Wimbledon singles match of 2002's champion Lleyton Hewitt's career was an energetic, back-and-forth tussle which lasted for four hours, and in which he saved three match points before finally losing 11-9 in the fifth set.

  • Federer
    Jun 30, 2015 18:05 IST

    Federer, Murray, Nadal get Wimbledon campaigns underway

    Former champions Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray get their 2015 Wimbledon campaigns underway Tuesday, desperate to avoid marathon duels in temperatures expected to smash the 30-degree barrier.

  • Visitors shelter from the rain at Wimbledon
    Jun 29, 2015 14:27 IST

    Wimbledon: Djokovic, Wawrinka, Serena, Hewitt star on Day 1

    Can Roger Federer win a record eighth Wimbledon title? Will Serena Williams complete the “Serena Slam” and get a step closer to the Calendar Slam? Will Novak Djokovic recover from his French Open heartbreak? These are some of the many questions that will dominate the Wimbledon Championships on a packed opening day that features half the singles draw in action.

  • David Ferrer
    Jun 28, 2015 19:56 IST

    David Ferrer pulls out of Wimbledon with elbow injury

    David Ferrer has been forced to withdraw from Wimbledon on the eve of the tournament after the Spaniard suffered an elbow injury.

  • Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka
    Jun 28, 2015 17:02 IST

    Keen to play best tennis, not to join Big Four: Stan Wawrinka

    Wawrinka, the man who belted down backhand after backhand to crush Novak Djokovic's French Open dream, thus denying the Serb a chance to complete the Career Grand Slam, now owns two majors thanks to his success at Roland Garros earlier this month. That is the same number of slams won by Andy Murray, one of the bona fide members of the Big Four

  • Novak Djokovic Wimbledon
    Jun 26, 2015 17:01 IST

    Wimbledon: Djokovic given tough draw in bid to defend title

    Roger Federer, Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal were all placed in the opposite half of the defending champion. However, the Serb may have to beat third-seeded Stan Wawrinka, the man who defeated him in the French Open final earlier this month and denied him the Career Grand Slam, in the semi-finals.