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Japan's Naomi Osaka reacts in her quarterfinal match against Croatia's Donna Vekic.(AFP)

Thrilling comeback sees ‘stressed out’ Osaka into Stuttgart semi-final

By Agence France-Presse | Stuttgart
UPDATED ON APR 26, 2019 10:01 PM IST
The dramatic comeback saw Osaka reach her first ever clay court semi-final, where she will face either Estonia’s Anett Kontaveit or former world number one and two-time major winner Victoria Azarenka on Saturday.
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Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal is pictured during the inauguration of the "Rafa Nadal Tennis Centre” at the Palladium Hotel in the Mexican seaside resort of Cancun(AFP)
Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal is pictured during the inauguration of the "Rafa Nadal Tennis Centre” at the Palladium Hotel in the Mexican seaside resort of Cancun(AFP)

Clay king Rafael Nadal opens tennis academy in Mexico

By AFP | Mexico City
UPDATED ON FEB 19, 2019 10:49 PM IST
The tennis centre includes eight floodlit clay courts, a paddle court, gymnasium and a sports clothing and equipment store.
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Coach Shekhar Tompe led Akanksha to victory in the u-18 national ranking tournament
Coach Shekhar Tompe led Akanksha to victory in the u-18 national ranking tournament

Akanksha Nitture is now mentally strong says, coach Shekhar Tompe

By Jigar Hindocha | Hindustan Times, Pune
UPDATED ON NOV 03, 2018 05:23 PM IST
Coach Shekhar Tompe who led Akanksha to victory talks about her working to get ready for big tournaments.
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Akanksha Nitture in action during U-18 All India Tennis ranking tournament at Maharashtra Police Tennis Gymkhana, Aundh in Pune(Milind Saurkar/HT Photo)
Akanksha Nitture in action during U-18 All India Tennis ranking tournament at Maharashtra Police Tennis Gymkhana, Aundh in Pune(Milind Saurkar/HT Photo)

Giant-killer Akanksha Nitture knocks out top-seed to enter tennis final

By Jigar Hindocha | Hindustan Times, Pune
UPDATED ON NOV 02, 2018 02:56 PM IST
In the final, Nitture will play local girl, Gargi Pawar, who defeated Bela Tamhankar 6-2, 6-4 in the second semifinal.
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N Sriram Balaji lost to Pedja Krstin in straight sets as India ended the Davis World tie against Serbia without a single win.(Twitter)
N Sriram Balaji lost to Pedja Krstin in straight sets as India ended the Davis World tie against Serbia without a single win.(Twitter)

Davis Cup: India ends Serbia tie without a win, lose 0-4 after N Sriram Balaji’s defeat

By Press Trust of India | Kraljevo
UPDATED ON SEP 16, 2018 09:42 PM IST
N Sriram Balaji, who is more focussed on the doubles, lost 3-6, 1-6 in 66 minutes on indoor clay courts at the Kraljevo Sports Venue.
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File image of Indian tennis player Ramkumar Ramanathan.(PTI)
File image of Indian tennis player Ramkumar Ramanathan.(PTI)

Davis Cup: Ramkumar, Prajnesh suffer defeats as Serbia lead India 2-0

By PTI | Kraljevo
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2018 08:43 AM IST
Ramkumar battled hard but it was not enough to stop Laslo Djere from winning his first Davis Cup match. The Indian lost 6-3 4-6 6-7(2) 2-6 after intense three hour and 11 minutes on the indoor clay courts at Kraljevo Sports Venue.
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Victoria Azarenka crashed out of French Open after losing to Katerina Siniakova on Monday.(REUTERS)
Victoria Azarenka crashed out of French Open after losing to Katerina Siniakova on Monday.(REUTERS)

Victoria Azarenka loses to Katerina Siniakova, dumped out of French Open in first round

By Reuters | Reuters, Paris
UPDATED ON MAY 28, 2018 05:58 PM IST
Victoria Azarenka bowed out of the French Open in the first round, beaten 7-5, 7-5 by Katerina Siniakova on Monday.
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Rafael Nadal will face teenage surprise package Stefanos Tsitsipas in the Barcelona Open final after breezing past David Goffin in straight sets to record his 400th victory on clay.(AFP)
Rafael Nadal will face teenage surprise package Stefanos Tsitsipas in the Barcelona Open final after breezing past David Goffin in straight sets to record his 400th victory on clay.(AFP)

Unstoppable Rafael Nadal joins 400 club to reach Barcelona Open tennis final

By AFP | AFP, Barcelona
UPDATED ON APR 28, 2018 11:48 PM IST
Rafael Nadal racked up the 400th clay court victory of his career on Saturday as he swept past Belgium’s David Goffin 6-4, 6-0 to reach the Barcelona Open final.
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Russia's Maria Sharapova returns the ball to France's Caroline Garcia during their match at the WTA Tennis Grand Prix on Tuesday in Stuttgart.(AFP)
Russia's Maria Sharapova returns the ball to France's Caroline Garcia during their match at the WTA Tennis Grand Prix on Tuesday in Stuttgart.(AFP)

Maria Sharapova stunned by Caroline Garcia in Stuttgart Grand Prix Round 1

By Agence France-Presse | Agence France-Presse, Stuttgart
UPDATED ON APR 24, 2018 11:12 PM IST
Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova lost to Caroline Garcia in three sets in the first round of Stuttgart Grand Prix on Tuesday.
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