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Romania's Simona Halep celebrates winning her quarter final match against Belarus' Aryna Sabalenka.(REUTERS)

Simona Halep says foot injury improving as tennis remains on hold

Los Angeles | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 07, 2020 11:28 AM IST
The Romanian star had barely wrapped up a victory at the WTA tournament in Dubai in February when she pulled out of the following tournament in Doha with the injury, which an MRI showed to be tendinitis and inflammation.
Sumit Nagal during the 2019 U.S. Open.(USA TODAY Sports)
Sumit Nagal during the 2019 U.S. Open.(USA TODAY Sports)

‘Could not cancel Indian Wells any sooner?’ Sumit Nagal unhappy with timing of postponement

California | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON MAR 09, 2020 03:29 PM IST
Organisers of the event, in the Riverside County community of Indian Wells, made the decision after county officials declared a public health emergency when a case was confirmed in the area.
Representational Image.(Twitter)
Representational Image.(Twitter)

Indian Wells tennis becomes first big US sports casualty of coronavirus

Los Angeles | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON MAR 09, 2020 11:51 AM IST
Officials said in a news release on Sunday that they opted to cancel because California health officials had declared a public health emergency for the Coachella Valley -- in the desert east of Los Angeles -- after a confirmed case of COVID-19.
File image of Romania's Simona Halep.(REUTERS)
File image of Romania's Simona Halep.(REUTERS)

Injured Halep and Kerber pull out of Indian Wells

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON MAR 07, 2020 05:56 PM IST
The tournament is the season’s first Premier Mandatory event and Romanian Halep, the reigning Wimbledon champion, has not shaken off a foot problem.
File image of Swiss tennis star Roger Federer.(REUTERS)
File image of Swiss tennis star Roger Federer.(REUTERS)

‘See you on the grass’: Roger Federer pulls out of French Open after knee surgery

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 20, 2020 05:35 PM IST
Roger Federer made the announcement on his social media handle that he is set to undergo knee surgery which will keep him out of the game for considerable time.
File photo of Canada's Bianca Andreescu.(REUTERS)
File photo of Canada's Bianca Andreescu.(REUTERS)

Recovering Bianca Andreescu to miss Australian Open

Paris | By AFP
UPDATED ON JAN 11, 2020 04:03 PM IST
“It was a very tough decision to make as I love to play in Melbourne but I have to respect the recuperation plan for my knee and body,” the 19-year-old Canadian tweeted.
Belinda Bencic of Switzerland celebrates after her match against Naomi Osaka of Japan.(USA TODAY Sports)
Belinda Bencic of Switzerland celebrates after her match against Naomi Osaka of Japan.(USA TODAY Sports)

Naomi Osaka ousted by Belinda Bencic while Donna Vekic rallies for US Open win

New York | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON SEP 03, 2019 07:27 AM IST
Belinda Bencic’s 7-5, 6-4 triumph, her WTA-best sixth over a top-five foe this year, ensured 21-year-old Japanese star Osaka will fall from the world number one spot next week.
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.
Dominic Thiem of Austria(AFP)
Dominic Thiem of Austria(AFP)

Dominic Thiem keen to break Canadian duck

Montreal | By AFP
UPDATED ON AUG 06, 2019 09:19 AM IST
Thiem remained confident on Monday that he is in position to win a first ATP match in Canada after five career defeats.
Dominic Thiem of Austria celebrates with the trophy after winning against Albert Ramos-Vinolas of Spain.(AFP)
Dominic Thiem of Austria celebrates with the trophy after winning against Albert Ramos-Vinolas of Spain.(AFP)

Dominic Thiem captures home ground title in Kitzbuhel to achieve ‘childhood goal’

Kitzbuhel | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON AUG 04, 2019 01:38 AM IST
It was Thiem’s third title of 2019 after a maiden Masters win at Indian Wells and in Barcelona on the eve of Roland Garros where he eventually went on to finish runner-up to Rafael Nadal for a second successive year.
Novak Djokovic during a practice session ahead of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships.(AP)
Novak Djokovic during a practice session ahead of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships.(AP)

Djokovic, Osaka share centre stage on Wimbledon opening day

London | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JUL 01, 2019 10:44 AM IST
Top seed and world number one Djokovic is seeking a fifth Wimbledon and 16th major as the Serb attempts to bounce back from his shattering Roland Garros exit.
French Open - Roland Garros, Paris, France - June 9, 2019. Spain's Rafael Nadal in action during his final match against Austria's Dominic Thiem.(REUTERS)
French Open - Roland Garros, Paris, France - June 9, 2019. Spain's Rafael Nadal in action during his final match against Austria's Dominic Thiem.(REUTERS)

Nadal considered ending season after Indian Wells injury

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUN 12, 2019 12:03 PM IST
“Mentally, after Indian Wells, I suffered a major downturn,” the Spaniard told the ATP website. “I considered shutting down my season to see if my body would recuperate instead of playing through injury after injury.
File image of Tennis star Hubert Hurkacz of Poland.(AFP)
File image of Tennis star Hubert Hurkacz of Poland.(AFP)

French Open 2019: Who are you? Guide to Roland Garros stars’ first round rivals

Paris | By AFP
UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2019 08:17 PM IST
Hurkacz thrives on hard courts. He reached the quarter-finals at Indian Wells were he beat Kei Nishikori and Denis Shapovalov before losing to Roger Federer.
Romania's Simona Halep returns the ball to Netherlands' Kiki Bertens during their WTA Madrid Open final.(AFP)
Romania's Simona Halep returns the ball to Netherlands' Kiki Bertens during their WTA Madrid Open final.(AFP)

French Open: Reigning champion Simona Halep shrugs off expectations

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON MAY 20, 2019 06:37 PM IST
Simona Halep enters Roland Garros as favourite for the title given the contrasting form of some of the top names, including Japan’s world number one Naomi Osaka, but her own claycourt preparation has not been spectacular either.
Serena Williams, of the United States, serves the ball to Sweden's Rebecca Peterson.(AP)
Serena Williams, of the United States, serves the ball to Sweden's Rebecca Peterson.(AP)

Serena Williams eases to victory against Rebecca Petersen in Rome return

Rome | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON MAY 13, 2019 11:41 PM IST
Williams, 37, has not played since a hard-fought three-set win over Petersen in the second round at the Miami Open in March before withdrawing with a knee injury.
Austria's Dominic Thiem celebrates with the trophy after winning the Barcelona Open.(REUTERS)
Austria's Dominic Thiem celebrates with the trophy after winning the Barcelona Open.(REUTERS)

Nadal’s conqueror Thiem sweeps past Medvedev for Barcelona title

Barcelona | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON APR 28, 2019 10:11 PM IST
A day after knocking out 11-time Barcelona winner Rafael Nadal in the semi-finals, the third-seeded Austrian claimed his second title in four events after beating Roger Federer at Indian Wells last month.
Russia's Daniil Medvedev with Serbia's Novak Djokovic after winning their quarter final match.(REUTERS)
Russia's Daniil Medvedev with Serbia's Novak Djokovic after winning their quarter final match.(REUTERS)

Novak Djokovic knocked out by Daniil Medvedev in Monte Carlo Masters quarters

Monte Carlo | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON APR 20, 2019 09:03 AM IST
Djokovic, twice a former champion in Monte Carlo, lost his serve five times as 10th seed Medvedev gained revenge for his last-16 defeat by the Serb at this year’s Australian Open.
File image of Rafael Nadal(AFP)
File image of Rafael Nadal(AFP)

‘Emotional’ Nadal inspired by Woods’ Masters triumph

Monte Carlo | By AFP
UPDATED ON APR 15, 2019 08:40 PM IST
Spain’s world number two, a keen golfer himself, expressed nothing but admiration for Woods, who has fought through at least as many physical challenges as he has himself.
Roger Federer, of Switzerland,holds the trophy after defeating John Isner in the singles final.(AP)
Roger Federer, of Switzerland,holds the trophy after defeating John Isner in the singles final.(AP)

ATP Rankings: Roger Federer jumps to fourth spot after Miami triumph

Miami | By AFP
UPDATED ON APR 01, 2019 03:47 PM IST
The Swiss great switched places with Austria’s Dominic Thiem, who had briefly climbed to fourth after defeating Federer in the final at Indian Wells two weeks ago.
Roger Federer returns a shot against Kevin Anderson during their Miami Open clash.(USA TODAY Sports)
Roger Federer returns a shot against Kevin Anderson during their Miami Open clash.(USA TODAY Sports)

Miami Open: Roger Federer beats Kevin Anderson to set up Denis Shapovalov clash

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON MAR 29, 2019 10:22 AM IST
Roger Federer gained a measure of revenge against Wimbledon nemesis Kevin Anderson, beating the South African 6-0 6-4 at the Miami Open on Thursday to set up a mouthwatering semi-final against a player barely half his age
Bianca Andreescu, left, of Canada, receives medical treatment from Lisa Pataky.(AP)
Bianca Andreescu, left, of Canada, receives medical treatment from Lisa Pataky.(AP)

Canadian teenager Bianca Andreescu retires in Miami Open fourth round

Miami | By Reuters
UPDATED ON MAR 26, 2019 12:40 PM IST
Bianca Andreescu arrived in Miami fresh off her triumph at Indian Wells, where she became the first wild card to win the prestigious event, but an overworked right shoulder ended any hopes of extending her 10-match winning streak.
Roger Federer of Switzerland celebrates match point against Filip Krajinovic of Serbia.(AFP)
Roger Federer of Switzerland celebrates match point against Filip Krajinovic of Serbia.(AFP)

Roger Federer, Kevin Anderson advance to fourth round in Miami Open

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON MAR 26, 2019 10:38 AM IST
Federer overcame a sluggish start to defeat Filip Krajinovic 7-5 6-3 and Kevin Anderson’s booming serve proved too much for Joao Sousa as they advanced to the fourth round of the Miami Open.
Su-Wei Hshieh of Chinese Taipei waves to the crowd after her match against Naomi Osaka of Japan.(USA TODAY Sports)
Su-Wei Hshieh of Chinese Taipei waves to the crowd after her match against Naomi Osaka of Japan.(USA TODAY Sports)

World number one Naomi Osaka stunned by Hsieh Su-wei in Miami Open

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON MAR 24, 2019 10:55 AM IST
Hsieh came from a set down to prevail 4-6 7-6(4) 6-3 as her unorthodox style frustrated, perplexed and finally wore down U.S. and Australian Open champion Osaka.
Kei Nishikori of Japan serves against Dusan Ljovic of Serbia.(USA TODAY Sports)
Kei Nishikori of Japan serves against Dusan Ljovic of Serbia.(USA TODAY Sports)

Kei Nishikori stunned by Dusan Lajovic in Miami Open second round

Miami | By Reuters
UPDATED ON MAR 23, 2019 03:58 PM IST
Nishikori had a first-round bye and appeared headed for a routine victory until Lajovic, who was misfiring in the early stages of the match, suddenly stepped up his game.
File image of Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer.(Getty Images)
File image of Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer.(Getty Images)

Novak Djokovic says all good with Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal despite Kermode ouster

Miami | By AFP
UPDATED ON MAR 21, 2019 09:26 AM IST
Federer and Nadal ripped top-ranked Djokovic, current president of the ATP Player Council, for failing to contact them over the decision to terminate Englishman Kermode, whose reign began in 2014 and concludes at year’s end after a vote at Indian Wells earlier this month.
File image of Roger Federer(AFP)
File image of Roger Federer(AFP)

No trophy, no regrets as Federer departs Indian Wells for Miami

Indian Wells | By AFP
UPDATED ON MAR 19, 2019 09:16 AM IST
Thiem, 25, denied Federer a record sixth Indian Wells title and returned to his career-high of fourth in the world -- bumping Federer down to fifth going to the second leg of the “Sunshine Double” of Indian Wells and Miami.
Dominic Thiem of Austria holds the championship trophy after his men's singles final victory.(AFP)
Dominic Thiem of Austria holds the championship trophy after his men's singles final victory.(AFP)

Dominic Thiem leapfrogs Roger Federer after Indian Wells triumph

Paris | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON MAR 18, 2019 06:55 PM IST
Thiem, who was also briefly ranked fourth in the world in late 2017, rose four places after beating Federer 3-6, 6-3, 7-5 on Sunday to deny the Swiss star a record sixth Indian Wells crown.
Bianca Andreescu of Canada celebrates her women's singles final victory against Angelique Kerber of Germany on Day 14 of the BNP Paribas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden(AFP)
Bianca Andreescu of Canada celebrates her women's singles final victory against Angelique Kerber of Germany on Day 14 of the BNP Paribas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden(AFP)

Teenager Andreescu stuns Angelique Kerber to win Indian Wells title

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON MAR 18, 2019 09:57 AM IST
Andreescu used creative and aggressive shot-making to defeat the German despite suffering with a troublesome right shoulder and leg cramps on a hot and sunny day in the Southern California desert.
Dominic Thiem (AUT) reacts after defeating Roger Federer (not pictured) in the finals of the BNP Paribas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden(USA TODAY Sports)
Dominic Thiem (AUT) reacts after defeating Roger Federer (not pictured) in the finals of the BNP Paribas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden(USA TODAY Sports)

Dominic Thiem tops Roger Federer to win Indian Wells title

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON MAR 18, 2019 08:48 AM IST
Momentum swung in Thiem’s favour in the deciding set when he smacked a forehand winner down the line to break Federer and take a 6-5 lead.
Dominic Thiem of Austria returns a shot to Milos Roanic at the Indian Wells Masters.(AFP)
Dominic Thiem of Austria returns a shot to Milos Roanic at the Indian Wells Masters.(AFP)

Indian Wells Masters: Dominic Thiem books final against Roger Federer

Indian Wells, United States | By AFP
UPDATED ON MAR 17, 2019 12:50 PM IST
Dominic Thiem will fight for a maiden Masters 1000 title against Swiss great Roger Federer, who is seeking a record sixth Indian Wells crown
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