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Photo of American tennis player Sofia Kenin(Twitter)

Sofia Kenin ready to seek Djokovic’s advice in Australian Open defence

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2021 07:03 PM IST
Kenin won her maiden Grand Slam in Melbourne last year which set the American on course to break into the top 10 and claim the WTA Player of the Year award.
FILE - In this Monday, Aug. 24, 2020, file photo, Serena Williams watches a shot to Arantxa Rus, of the Netherlands, during the second round at the Western & Southern Open tennis tournament in New York. Williams is scheduled to play in the U.S. Open, scheduled for Aug. 31-Sept. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)(AP)
FILE - In this Monday, Aug. 24, 2020, file photo, Serena Williams watches a shot to Arantxa Rus, of the Netherlands, during the second round at the Western & Southern Open tennis tournament in New York. Williams is scheduled to play in the U.S. Open, scheduled for Aug. 31-Sept. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)(AP)

Insatiable Serena Williams in hot pursuit of slam number 24 - again

NEW YORK | By Reuters
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2020 09:55 AM IST
Since then she has come tantalisingly close to tying Margaret Court’s singles record, losing in the Wimbledon and U.S. Open finals in both 2018 and 2019, and is determined not to give up the chase.
File image of Jelena Ostapenko.(File)
File image of Jelena Ostapenko.(File)

2017 French Open champ Jelena Ostapenko pulls out of US Open

NEW YORK | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON AUG 25, 2020 07:19 AM IST
Six of the top eight women in the WTA rankings already were out, including No. 1 Ash Barty, the reigning champion at Roland Garros, and No. 6 Bianca Andreescu, the 2019 winner at Flushing Meadows.
Leander Paes in action against Dustin Brown and Karolina Pliskova of OUE Singapore Slammers Mixed Doubles during the Coca Cola International Premier Tennis League at IG Stadium in New Delhi in 2015(Hindustan Times)
Leander Paes in action against Dustin Brown and Karolina Pliskova of OUE Singapore Slammers Mixed Doubles during the Coca Cola International Premier Tennis League at IG Stadium in New Delhi in 2015(Hindustan Times)

The journey of Leander Paes

Hindustan Times | By Abhishek Paul
UPDATED ON FEB 15, 2020 08:36 PM IST
Paes has announced his retirement from professional tennis. The champ played best in India colours, and remains the only Indian Olympic medallist in tennis
Spain's Rafael Nadal in action during the match against Bolivia's Hugo Dellien.(REUTERS)
Spain's Rafael Nadal in action during the match against Bolivia's Hugo Dellien.(REUTERS)

Rafael Nadal dominates Hugo Dellien to reach Australian Open second round

Melbourne | By AFP
UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2020 12:07 PM IST
Rafael Nadal hit the ground running at the Australian Open on Tuesday by hammering unseeded Bolivian Hugo Dellien 6-2 6-3 6-0 to reach the second round.
File image of Roger Federer(Action Images via Reuters)
File image of Roger Federer(Action Images via Reuters)

Five men to watch at the Australian Open tennis

Melbourne | By AFP
UPDATED ON JAN 14, 2020 10:16 AM IST
Five players to watch in the men’s draw at the Australian Open, the first Grand Slam tournament of the season, which starts on Monday:
Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas(REUTERS)
Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas(REUTERS)

Stefanos Tsitsipas sets Grand Slam target for 2020

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON DEC 19, 2019 11:32 AM IST
Tsitsipas was unable to claim his first major title at this year’s Slams, two of which were won by the 33-year-old Nadal and two by the 32-year-old Djokovic, while the 38-year-old Federer came close to adding to his record 20 titles.
Romania's Simona Halep reacts during her group stage match against Czech Republic's Karolina Pliskova.(REUTERS)
Romania's Simona Halep reacts during her group stage match against Czech Republic's Karolina Pliskova.(REUTERS)

Simona Halep defends coach Darren Cahill after courtside dressing down

Shenzhen | By Reuters
UPDATED ON NOV 02, 2019 05:37 PM IST
Halep lost a see-saw battle with the Czech to exit the end-of-season championship after the group phase, while Pliskova will meet Australia’s world number one Ashleigh Barty in the semi-finals on Saturday.
Roger Federer of Switzerland and Rafael Nadal of Spain.(Getty Images)
Roger Federer of Switzerland and Rafael Nadal of Spain.(Getty Images)

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal are Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo of tennis: Gianluigi Buffon

London | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON OCT 07, 2019 04:14 PM IST
Both Federer and Nadal have enjoyed unprecedented success in men’s tennis and have 20 and 19 Grand Slam titles respectively.
Serena Williams with the 2017 Australian Open trophy.(Getty Images)
Serena Williams with the 2017 Australian Open trophy.(Getty Images)

Serena Williams Birthday: 6 interesting facts about women tennis’ biggest star

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By YASH BHATI
UPDATED ON SEP 26, 2019 11:27 AM IST
She currently has 23 Grand Slam titles and is just a single championship away from equalling Margaret Court’s record.
Team World's Nick Kyrgios, left, and Jack Sock play Team Europe's Rafael Nadal and Stefanos Tsitsipas during a doubles tennis match at the Laver Cup tennis event in Geneva on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019(AP)
Team World's Nick Kyrgios, left, and Jack Sock play Team Europe's Rafael Nadal and Stefanos Tsitsipas during a doubles tennis match at the Laver Cup tennis event in Geneva on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019(AP)

Jack Sock, Nick Kyrgios keep World in touch at Laver Cup

Geneva | By AFP
UPDATED ON SEP 22, 2019 10:37 AM IST
Nadal, who won his 19th Grand Slam title in New York, had earlier overcome Canada’s Raonic 6-3, 7-6 (7/1) after defending eight break points in the first set.
Rafael Nadal after winning the US Open(USA TODAY Sports)
Rafael Nadal after winning the US Open(USA TODAY Sports)

Men still have the Big 3 mountain to climb

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sandip Sikdar
UPDATED ON SEP 10, 2019 11:27 AM IST
The last player outside the Big Three - Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic - to win a Grand Slam title was Swiss Stan Wawrinka, who beat Djokovic at the 2016 US Open final.
Almost on every count that concludes GOAT debates, Nadal now dominates Federer — head-to-head (24-16), percentage of Slam finals won (74-64.5) and Masters-1000s titles (35-28).(USA TODAY Sports)
Almost on every count that concludes GOAT debates, Nadal now dominates Federer — head-to-head (24-16), percentage of Slam finals won (74-64.5) and Masters-1000s titles (35-28).(USA TODAY Sports)

Rafael Nadal, 33, nineteen going on twenty?

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Aditya Iyer (Chief Cricket Writer)
UPDATED ON SEP 10, 2019 12:55 PM IST
At 33, Nadal has two Grand Slam titles more than Federer had at the same age, and three more than the other Greatest Of All Time (GOAT) contender, Novak Djokovic, has at 32
Rafael Nadal, of Spain, holds up the championship trophy after defeating Daniil Medvedev, of Russia, to win the men's singles final of the U.S. Open tennis championships Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, in New York.(AP)
Rafael Nadal, of Spain, holds up the championship trophy after defeating Daniil Medvedev, of Russia, to win the men's singles final of the U.S. Open tennis championships Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, in New York.(AP)

Rafael Nadal vs Roger Federer: The great Grand Slam race heats up after 2019 US Open

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 09, 2019 01:40 PM IST
US Open 2019: With his epic victory in the 2019 US Open his final, his fourth win at the Flushing Meadows, Nadal is now within touching distance of Federer’s record of 20 Grand Slam titles.
Rafael Nadal of Spain (right) and Daniil Medvedev of Russia pose with their trophies after the men’s singles final(USA TODAY Sports)
Rafael Nadal of Spain (right) and Daniil Medvedev of Russia pose with their trophies after the men’s singles final(USA TODAY Sports)

US Open 2019: Way you’re playing is a big joke - Daniil Medvedev to Rafael Nadal

New York | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON SEP 09, 2019 02:39 PM IST
The US Open victory was also Nadal’s second Grand Slam title of the year after he won his 12th French Open crown in June.
Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates match point against Daniil Medvedev of Russia(USA TODAY Sports)
Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates match point against Daniil Medvedev of Russia(USA TODAY Sports)

Rafael Nadal motivated by love of game, not Grand Slam record

New York | By Reuters
UPDATED ON SEP 09, 2019 10:17 AM IST
Nadal fended off a late comeback from Daniil Medvedev to win a five-set classic at Flushing Meadows, winning a 19th slam that also took him three clear of Novak Djokovic’s 16 titles.
Daniil Medvedev of Russia serves against Rafael Nadal(USA TODAY Sports)
Daniil Medvedev of Russia serves against Rafael Nadal(USA TODAY Sports)

US Open final: ‘Was fighting like hell’- Daniil Medvedev thanks New York crowd for energy

New York | By AFP
UPDATED ON SEP 09, 2019 10:17 AM IST
Medvedev has experienced a love-hate relationship with fans at Flushing Meadows after an obscene gesture in a third-round match prompted loud boos, to which the Russian later responded with a taunt of his own.
Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates match point against Daniil Medvedev(USA TODAY Sports)
Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates match point against Daniil Medvedev(USA TODAY Sports)

‘Feel comfortable here’: Clay fiend Rafael Nadal finds unlikely second home at US Open

New York | By AFP
UPDATED ON SEP 09, 2019 10:17 AM IST
Nadal’s epic victory over Daniil Medvedev secured the Spaniard his fourth US Open crown, leaving him one shy of the Open era record of five titles belonging to long-time rival Federer, Pete Sampras and Jimmy Connors.
Serena Williams of the USA after losing to Bianca Andreescu of Canada in the women’s final match(USA TODAY Sports)
Serena Williams of the USA after losing to Bianca Andreescu of Canada in the women’s final match(USA TODAY Sports)

Serena Williams says her poor effort ‘inexcusable’ in US Open final

New York | By AFP
UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2019 08:39 AM IST
Williams had 33 winners but just as many unforced errors. She hit nine aces but misfired eight double faults and hit only 44 percent of her first serves. She dropped 30 of 43 points on her second serve.
Bianca Andreescu of Canada(USA TODAY Sports)
Bianca Andreescu of Canada(USA TODAY Sports)

‘Fight for your dreams:’ Andreescu embraces path to US Open joy

New York | By AFP
UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2019 08:39 AM IST
Twelve months on and the 19-year-old was hoisting aloft the US Open trophy as Canada’s first Grand Slam singles champion, and the youngest major winner since Svetlana Kuznetsova here in 2004.
Serena Williams, of the United States, grabs her ankle after falling while chasing a return against Petra Martic, of Croatia(AP)
Serena Williams, of the United States, grabs her ankle after falling while chasing a return against Petra Martic, of Croatia(AP)

US Open: Serena Williams on extent of ankle injury - ‘We’ll see tomorrow’

New York | By Reuters
UPDATED ON SEP 02, 2019 09:21 AM IST
Williams, who twisted her left ankle during a quarter-final loss at the Australian Open, said she did not think the latest injury serious but added it was too soon to tell.
Serena Williams, of the United States, takes break between games against Karolina Muchova, of the Czech Republic, during round three of the US Open tennis championships Friday, Aug. 30, 2019, in New York.(AP)
Serena Williams, of the United States, takes break between games against Karolina Muchova, of the Czech Republic, during round three of the US Open tennis championships Friday, Aug. 30, 2019, in New York.(AP)

Serena Williams juggles motherhood, fashion while chasing history

New York | By AFP
UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2019 10:44 AM IST
Williams, seeking her 24th Grand Slam title to match the all-time record set by Margaret Court, will play Croatian 22nd seed Petra Martic on Sunday for a quarter-finals berth
Serena Williams of the United States serves against Maria Sharapova(USA TODAY Sports)
Serena Williams of the United States serves against Maria Sharapova(USA TODAY Sports)

Serena proves too strong for Sharapova in U.S. Open showdown

New York | By Reuters
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2019 09:44 AM IST
Eighth seed Williams showed no signs of the back spasms that forced her to retire in tears from the Toronto final two weeks ago and instead showcased some of her best on-court movement since returning from maternity leave in 2018.
Serena Williams, of the United States, runs down a shot from Marie Bouzkova, of the Czech Republic.(AP)
Serena Williams, of the United States, runs down a shot from Marie Bouzkova, of the Czech Republic.(AP)

Serena Williams survives scare to set Bianca Andreescu title clash

Agence France-Presse | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON AUG 11, 2019 07:16 PM IST
Serena Williams, seeded eighth in a tournament she has won three times, will take on home hope Bianca Andreescu in the championship match on Sunday.
Novak Djokovic poses with the trophy as he celebrates winning the final against Switzerland's Roger Federer.(REUTERS)
Novak Djokovic poses with the trophy as he celebrates winning the final against Switzerland's Roger Federer.(REUTERS)

Novak Djokovic beats Roger Federer in epic Wimbledon final to win 16th Grand Slam title

London | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2020 12:06 AM IST
Novak saved two match points deep into a gripping decider to claim a thrilling 7-6(5) 1-6 7-6(4) 4-6 13-12(3) win.
Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer.(AFP)
Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer.(AFP)

Wimbledon Final: All the work’s done, says Roger Federer ahead of clash against Novak Djokovic

London | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUL 14, 2019 02:32 PM IST
With eight Wimbledon titles in his locker, Federer has every right to be confident. But Djokovic is himself a four-times champion, and can equal the great Bjorn Borg with victory for a fifth crown.
Serena Williams celebrates after beating Czech Republic's Barbora Strycova during their women's singles semi-final match at Wimbledon .(AFP)
Serena Williams celebrates after beating Czech Republic's Barbora Strycova during their women's singles semi-final match at Wimbledon .(AFP)

Lookback at Serena Williams’ seven Wimbledon titles

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 12, 2019 04:53 PM IST
Serena is looking to become second tennis player after Margaret Court to win 24 Grand Slam titles.
Serena Williams celebrates after beating Spain's Carla Suarez Navarro during their women's singles fourth round match at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon.(AFP)
Serena Williams celebrates after beating Spain's Carla Suarez Navarro during their women's singles fourth round match at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon.(AFP)

Wimbledon: Serena Williams crushes Suarez Navarro to reach quarter-finals

London | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUL 08, 2019 08:04 PM IST
Serena Williams is looking to become the 2nd tennis player to win 24 Grand Slam titles.
Switzerland's Roger Federer celebrates winning his third round match against France's Lucas Pouille.(REUTERS)
Switzerland's Roger Federer celebrates winning his third round match against France's Lucas Pouille.(REUTERS)

Federer bags more records as he downs Pouille to reach Wimbledon last 16

London | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUL 07, 2019 12:25 AM IST
The Swiss became the first player - man or woman - to notch up 350 match wins at the majors.
Rafael Nadal to meet Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in third round of Wimbledon.(Reuters/AFP)
Rafael Nadal to meet Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in third round of Wimbledon.(Reuters/AFP)

Wimbledon Factbox: Jo-Wilfried Tsonga versus Rafa Nadal

London | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUL 06, 2019 10:53 AM IST
Let’s take a look at all the records, head-to-head meetings and career winnings of Rafael Nadal and Jo-Wilfired Tsonga.
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