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Serena Williams of the U.S. reacts during her first round match against Kristie Ahn of the U.S.(REUTERS)

‘A runaway train’: Serena Williams wins opener in Paris

Paris | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2020 11:33 PM IST
The sixth-seeded Williams served for the match at 40-0 but Ahn saved three match points. An ace gave her a fourth opportunity to win but she hit a shot into the net.
Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas celebrates after winning the match against Italy's Salvatore Caruso.(REUTERS)
Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas celebrates after winning the match against Italy's Salvatore Caruso.(REUTERS)

Stefanos Tsitsipas blasts past Italy’s Salvatore Caruso in Australian Open first round

Melbourne | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JAN 20, 2020 06:08 PM IST
Tsitsipas had three match points on Caruso’s serve at 5-2 but could not convert any of them. He finally secured victory on his own serve with an ace down the middle of the court after an hour and 45 minutes.
Spain's Rafael Nadal celebrates winning his group stage match against Russia's Daniil Medvedev.(REUTERS)
Spain's Rafael Nadal celebrates winning his group stage match against Russia's Daniil Medvedev.(REUTERS)

Rafael Nadal roars back to beat Daniil Medvedev from brink of defeat

London | By Reuters
UPDATED ON NOV 13, 2019 11:49 PM IST
The 33-year-old looked beaten as 23-year-old debutant Medvedev broke serve twice in the decider to stand on the brink of a first career victory over the Spaniard he pushed to five sets in an epic U.S. Open final in September.
Switzerland's Roger Federer celebrates after winning his semi final match against Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas.(REUTERS)
Switzerland's Roger Federer celebrates after winning his semi final match against Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas.(REUTERS)

Nine-time champion Roger Federer into 15th Swiss Indoors final

Basel | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON OCT 26, 2019 11:16 PM IST
The top seed will be playing for his 10th title at his home tournament when he faces Alex de Minaur in a first-time meeting after the Australian stopped Reilly Opelka 7-6 (7/2), 6-7 (4/7), 7-6 (7/3).
Australia's Alex de Minaur in action during his semi final match against Reilly Opelka.(REUTERS)
Australia's Alex de Minaur in action during his semi final match against Reilly Opelka.(REUTERS)

Alex De Minaur survives Reilly Opelka barrage to reach Basel final

Basel | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON OCT 26, 2019 10:21 PM IST
The 20-year-old, who trains and lives in Spain, will target his fourth title of 2019 on Sunday when he faces either nine-time champion Roger Federer or third seed Stefanos Tsitsipas.
A file photo of Venus Williams.(USA TODAY Sports)
A file photo of Venus Williams.(USA TODAY Sports)

Venus Williams loses to Danielle Collins, crashes out of Wuhan Open

Wuhan | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON SEP 22, 2019 03:44 PM IST
Venus Williams, a 2015 Wuhan champion now 59th in the world rankings, squandered a lead in the first set before eventually losing to Collins, who recorded just the second match win of her career on Chinese soil.
Roger Federer of Switzerland prepares to leave the court after his match against Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria(USA TODAY Sports)
Roger Federer of Switzerland prepares to leave the court after his match against Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria(USA TODAY Sports)

This is Grigor’s moment and not my body’s: Roger Federer reacts after stunning upset

New York | By AFP
UPDATED ON SEP 04, 2019 10:47 AM IST
Federer, a five-time US Open champion, left the court for a private medical timeout to treat his upper back near his neck before the final set but refused to blame injury as the reason for his exit.
Rafael Nadal, of Spain, reacts after winning his match against Marin Cilic, of Croatia.(AP)
Rafael Nadal, of Spain, reacts after winning his match against Marin Cilic, of Croatia.(AP)

Relentless Rafael Nadal knocks Marin Cilic out of US Open

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON SEP 03, 2019 08:14 AM IST
Rafael Nadal was in cruise control as he took the first set behind some superb serving and stout defence but the big-hitting Croatian battled back to snatch the second.
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.
India’s PV Sindhu(REUTERS)
India’s PV Sindhu(REUTERS)

‘Success will inspire generations’: PM Narendra Modi tweets on PV Sindhu’s historic win

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 25, 2019 06:58 PM IST
It was sheer dominance by the Indian as she romped home 21-7 21-7 in the summit clash that lasted just 38 minutes.
Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, returns a shot to Sam Querrey, of the United States.(AP)
Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, returns a shot to Sam Querrey, of the United States.(AP)

Novak Djokovic shakes off rust, Roger Federer rolls in Cincinnati

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2019 09:41 AM IST
Seven-time Cincinnati champion Federer, playing his first match since Wimbledon, was quicker to get back in the groove, needing just 61 minutes to dispatch Juan Londero 6-3 6-4 in their night match.
Maria Sharapova (RUS) reacts against Alison Riske (USA)(USA TODAY Sports)
Maria Sharapova (RUS) reacts against Alison Riske (USA)(USA TODAY Sports)

Maria Sharapova win sets up Barty battle in Cincinnati

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON AUG 13, 2019 10:11 AM IST
Former world number one and five-time Grand Slam champion Sharapova prevailed on her fourth match point to set up the meeting with top seeded Barty.
John Isner celebrates after winning his fourth Newport ATP title.(Twitter)
John Isner celebrates after winning his fourth Newport ATP title.(Twitter)

John Isner beats Alexander Bublik for fourth Newport ATP title

New York | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JUL 22, 2019 08:59 AM IST
Isner, who was sidelined by a stress fracture in his left foot for three months after reaching the Miami final in March, was the top seed in the tournament that he also won in 2011, 2012 and 2017.
File image of India tennis start Leander Paes.(Getty Images)
File image of India tennis start Leander Paes.(Getty Images)

Hall of Fame Open: Leander Paes and Marcus Daniell enter semis

New Delhi | By PTI
UPDATED ON JUL 20, 2019 05:05 PM IST
The third seeded Indo-Kiwi combination prevailed 6-4 5-7 14-12 over the Australian-Swede team in the quarterfinals after saving three match points.
Serbia's Novak Djokovic raises the winner's trophy after beating Switzerland's Roger Federer(AFP)
Serbia's Novak Djokovic raises the winner's trophy after beating Switzerland's Roger Federer(AFP)

Djokovic vows to win fans’ love with Federer record in view

London | By AFP
PUBLISHED ON JUL 15, 2019 09:32 AM IST
Despite being outplayed by the 37-year-old Swiss for large parts of the knife-edge encounter, the top seed emerged victorious 7-6 (7/5), 1-6, 7-6 (7/4), 4-6, 13-12 (7/3).
Roger Federer looks dejected after losing the final against Novak Djokovic.(REUTERS)
Roger Federer looks dejected after losing the final against Novak Djokovic.(REUTERS)

Roger Federer rues ‘missed opportunity’ to win ninth Wimbledon title

London | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2020 12:12 AM IST
Roger Federer rued the “missed opportunity” when he held the match points on his serve in the 16th game of the decider but ended up losing 7-6 (7/5), 1-6, 7-6 (7/4), 4-6, 13-12 (7/3).
Novak Djokovic poses with the trophy as he celebrates winning the final against Roger Federer.(REUTERS)
Novak Djokovic poses with the trophy as he celebrates winning the final against Roger Federer.(REUTERS)

Novak Djokovic reflects on ‘unreal’ Wimbledon final victory

London | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JUL 15, 2019 12:53 AM IST
Novak Djokovic, winning back-to-back Wimbledon titles for the second time, prevailed in an epic duel, the longest ever final and the first decided by a deciding set tie-break.
Colombia's Juan Sebastian Cabal (R) and Colombia's Robert Farah (L) celebrate beating France's Nicolas Mahut and France's Edouard Roger-Vasselin won their men's doubles final(AFP)
Colombia's Juan Sebastian Cabal (R) and Colombia's Robert Farah (L) celebrate beating France's Nicolas Mahut and France's Edouard Roger-Vasselin won their men's doubles final(AFP)

Wimbledon 2019: Cabal and Farah create men’s doubles history for Colombia

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUL 14, 2019 11:28 AM IST
Farah punched away a backhand volley winner on match point before promptly collapsing to the ground in triumph.
Serena Williams defeated Barbora Strycova in the Wimbledon semifinal.(REUTERS)
Serena Williams defeated Barbora Strycova in the Wimbledon semifinal.(REUTERS)

Serena Williams powers past Barbora Strycova into Wimbledon final

London | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUL 11, 2019 09:16 PM IST
Serena Williams will become the oldest woman to contest a Grand Slam final in the professional era and victory will take her alongside Margaret Court’s record 24 singles majors.
Spain's Rafael Nadal celebrates after winning his quarter final match against Sam Querrey.(REUTERS)
Spain's Rafael Nadal celebrates after winning his quarter final match against Sam Querrey.(REUTERS)

Rafael Nadal topples Sam Querrey to set up Roger Federer semi-final

London | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUL 11, 2019 12:05 AM IST
Rafael Nadal will play great rival Roger Federer in a blockbuster Wimbledon semi-final after beating Sam Querrey 7-5, 6-2, 6-2 on Wednesday.
Elina Svitolina celebrates winning her quarter final match against Karolina Muchova.(REUTERS)
Elina Svitolina celebrates winning her quarter final match against Karolina Muchova.(REUTERS)

Elina Svitolina beats Karolina Muchova to reach Wimbledon semis

London | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON JUL 09, 2019 09:54 PM IST
Svitolina was down 4-1 in the opening set but broke back when Muchova served at 5-3 and won the next three games as well. In the second set, Muchova broke again for a 2-0 lead only for Svitolina to win the next five games.
Romania's Simona Halep celebrates after winning a game against US player Cori Gauff.(AFP)
Romania's Simona Halep celebrates after winning a game against US player Cori Gauff.(AFP)

Wimbledon: Crowd-pleasing Coco Gauff’s fairytale run ended by Simona Halep

London | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JUL 08, 2019 08:53 PM IST
The 15-year-old American saved three match points, but was simply out-played by her more experienced opponent. Halep, who is into the quarter-finals for the third time, plays Zhang Shuai for a place in the last four on Tuesday.
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.
Cori Gauff of the U.S. celebrates winning her first round match against Venus Williams of the U.S.(REUTERS)
Cori Gauff of the U.S. celebrates winning her first round match against Venus Williams of the U.S.(REUTERS)

15-year-old school girl Cori Gauff turfs idol Venus Williams out of Wimbledon

London | By Reuters
UPDATED ON MAY 27, 2020 01:33 AM IST
Gauff, the youngest player to qualify for the main draw in the professional era, was in no mood to play a lady-in-waiting as she made a mockery of the 24-year-age difference and 269 ranking spots that separate her from her idol Williams
Germany's Alexander Zverev (L) shakes hands with Germany's Dustin Brown.(AFP)
Germany's Alexander Zverev (L) shakes hands with Germany's Dustin Brown.(AFP)

Dustin Brown dumps top seed Alexander Zverev out of Stuttgart Open

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUN 13, 2019 11:19 PM IST
Zverev struggled with his fellow German’s chip and charge game in the first grasscourt tournament of the season ahead of Wimbledon.
Spain's Rafael Nadal celebrates after his quarterfinal match against Japan's Kei Nishikori.(REUTERS)
Spain's Rafael Nadal celebrates after his quarterfinal match against Japan's Kei Nishikori.(REUTERS)

Rafael Nadal demolishes Kei Nishikori to set up French Open semi-final showdown

Paris | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2019 11:11 PM IST
Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal progressed to the semi-finals of the French Open as the ace players registered victories in their respective fourth round matches.
Switzerland's Roger Federer celebrates winning his quarterfinal match of the French Open tennis tournament.(AP)
Switzerland's Roger Federer celebrates winning his quarterfinal match of the French Open tennis tournament.(AP)

French Open: Roger Federer subdues Stan Wawrinka in Swiss classic

Paris | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2019 11:00 PM IST
Wawrinka had beaten Federer four years ago at the same stage at Roland Garros, but this time he came up just short in a high-quality clash that had the fans on the edge of their seats.
French Open - Roland Garros, Paris, France - June 1, 2019. Serbia's Novak Djokovic reacts after winning his third round match against Italy's Salvatore Caruso. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY(REUTERS)
French Open - Roland Garros, Paris, France - June 1, 2019. Serbia's Novak Djokovic reacts after winning his third round match against Italy's Salvatore Caruso. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY(REUTERS)

French Open: Djokovic beats qualifier, ready for ‘real deal’ in Paris

Paris | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2019 01:20 PM IST
Djokovic has never lost a Grand Slam match to a player ranked as low as Caruso, and never looked like doing so as he breezed to two match points, needing just one of those to put Caruso, the world number 147, out of his misery.
Britain's Johanna Konta celebrates winning her semi final match against Netherlands' Kiki Bertens.(REUTERS)
Britain's Johanna Konta celebrates winning her semi final match against Netherlands' Kiki Bertens.(REUTERS)

Johanna Konta stuns Kiki Bertens to reach Italian Open final

Rome | By AFP
UPDATED ON MAY 18, 2019 07:38 PM IST
Konta, ranked 42, came through 5-7, 7-5, 6-2 against sixth seed Bertens, winner of the Madrid Open last week, after almost three hours on the red clay of Rome.
Novak Djokovic of Serbia returns the ball to Juan Martin Del Porto of Argentina.(AFP)
Novak Djokovic of Serbia returns the ball to Juan Martin Del Porto of Argentina.(AFP)

Italian Open: Djokovic survives scare, Nadal coasts into Rome semi-finals

Rome | By AFP
UPDATED ON MAY 18, 2019 09:16 AM IST
The 31-year-old next plays Argentine Diego Schwartzman for a place in the final as he targets a fifth Italian Open title and first since 2015.
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