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Sort the serves and volleys: The Weekly Puzzle by Dilip D’Souza

Hindustan Times | By Dilip D’Souza
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2021 10:07 PM IST
See if you can match the tennis player to their style of racket, play and court.
Generic tennis image(Getty)
Generic tennis image(Getty)

Egyptian tennis player banned for two years in match-fixing case

By Associated Press
UPDATED ON DEC 21, 2020 11:59 PM IST
Egyptian tennis player Mostafa Hatem was banned for two years on Monday as part of a match-fixing case.
Ankita Raina in action.(Instagram/Ankita Raina)
Ankita Raina in action.(Instagram/Ankita Raina)

The clay too is greener on the other side

Mumbai | By Rutvick Mehta
UPDATED ON NOV 13, 2020 08:51 AM IST
For Ankita Raina, who has been a professional tennis player since 2009, it’s odd to have experienced a new surface on the tour after more than a decade.
File image of Sumit Nagal.(File)
File image of Sumit Nagal.(File)

US Open: To be in NYC and not be able to walk around is so sad, writes Sumit Nagal

By Sumit Nagal
UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2020 08:16 AM IST
If you break the bubble, there could be penalties which could also lead to the organisers disqualifying you. The rules are extreme here, but it makes sense, writes Sumit Nagal.
A tennis racket and new tennis ball on a freshly painted tennis court
A tennis racket and new tennis ball on a freshly painted tennis court

Tennis player tests positive for virus at Palermo Open

PALERMO, Sicily | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON AUG 01, 2020 09:36 PM IST
While noting that the player is asymptomatic, the WTA Tour said in a statement that she will remain in isolation “until cleared by a physician per the established protocols.
FILE PHOTO: Tennis - Adria Tour - Belgrade, Serbia - June 14, 2020 Austria's Dominic Thiem and runner-up Serbia's Filip Krajinovic pose with their trophies after the final match along with Serbia's Dusan Lajovic, Viktor Troicki, Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitov, Germany's Alexander Zverev, Serbia's Novak Djokovic and Nikola Milojevic REUTERS/Marko Djurica/File Photo(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: Tennis - Adria Tour - Belgrade, Serbia - June 14, 2020 Austria's Dominic Thiem and runner-up Serbia's Filip Krajinovic pose with their trophies after the final match along with Serbia's Dusan Lajovic, Viktor Troicki, Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitov, Germany's Alexander Zverev, Serbia's Novak Djokovic and Nikola Milojevic REUTERS/Marko Djurica/File Photo(REUTERS)

Viktor Troicki third tennis player to test positive for COVID-19, after Coric, Dimitrov

London | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2020 12:24 PM IST
Last week the men’s ATP and the WTA, which runs women’s events, issued revised calendars for the resumption of the circuit from August while organisers of the US Open said the Grand Slam will be staged without fans as scheduled from August 31 to September 13 in New York.
File image of Ashleigh Barty.(REUTERS)
File image of Ashleigh Barty.(REUTERS)

Difficult to train with the same intensity during lockdown: Ashleigh Barty

Brisbane | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON APR 25, 2020 06:30 PM IST
Barty is in her hometown Brisbane and like other tennis players, is waiting out the unique period where the sport has come to a halt due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Representational image.(File image)
Representational image.(File image)

They don’t understand: AITA hits out at Sports Ministry after meeting

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON APR 16, 2020 09:13 PM IST
AITA went into the meeting hoping that they would get permission to utilise a portion of their Annual Calendar for Training and Competition (ACTC) funds for kickstarting domestic tournaments by July.
Tennis legend Anand Amritraj ahead of the of Calcutta South Club Centenary celebrations.(HT Photo)
Tennis legend Anand Amritraj ahead of the of Calcutta South Club Centenary celebrations.(HT Photo)

Focus on doubles play only after you turn 30: Anand Amritraj

Kolkata | By Dhiman Sarkar
UPDATED ON FEB 16, 2020 05:52 PM IST
India’s inability to produce top-100 players is why Davis Cup has been an uphill struggle now, said Amritraj. “You need two top-100 players in the squad; actually one top-50 and another in the top 100,” said Amritraj.
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
Elliot Benchetrit asks ballkid to peel his banana.(Screenshot/Twitter)
Elliot Benchetrit asks ballkid to peel his banana.(Screenshot/Twitter)

Australian Open: Tennis player asks ball-girl to peel banana for him, gets scolded by umpire - WATCH

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2020 08:06 PM IST
Australian Open 2020: The tennis player signalled the young ball kid to peel the banana for him, which did not go down well with the umpire John Blom. 
Japan's Naomi Osaka attends a news conference(REUTERS)
Japan's Naomi Osaka attends a news conference(REUTERS)

Tennis: ‘I almost died,’ says Osaka after paddleboard mishap

Reuters | By Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JAN 06, 2020 10:49 AM IST
The 22-year-old world number four, who begins the season at the Brisbane International this week, said they had been on vacation in the Turks and Caicos Islands when the incident happened.
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, Alize Cornet plan unique ways to contribute to bushfire relief

Sydney | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2020 09:37 PM IST
Halep, who resumed working with Cahill last year after the pair split late in 2018, often animatedly remonstrates toward her box during matches.
File image of Sania Mirza(Getty Images)
File image of Sania Mirza(Getty Images)

Sania Mirza leaves no stone unturned

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Rutvick Mehta
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2019 10:50 AM IST
From losing 26 kilos in 4 months to training 5 hours a day, she is determined to make her January return count.
A file photo of Leander Paes.(Getty Images)
A file photo of Leander Paes.(Getty Images)

Leander Paes prepares for one last roar, to retire in 2020

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 25, 2019 11:48 PM IST
Leander Paes, who is the most successful doubles player in the history of Davis Cup with 44 wins, recently dropped out of top-100 for the first time in 19 years.
Saketh Myneni(IMAGE SOLUTION R)
Saketh Myneni(IMAGE SOLUTION R)

No system in place for young players to come through: Myneni

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON DEC 17, 2019 11:54 AM IST
The 32-year-old most recently turned out for the Indian team that played Pakistan in their Asia/Oceania Group 1 tie of the Davis Cup.
Australia's Ash Barty reacts during a match.(AP)
Australia's Ash Barty reacts during a match.(AP)

World No.1 Ash Barty hopes 2020 will be golden year

Melbourne | By Reuters
UPDATED ON DEC 03, 2019 01:15 PM IST
The 23-year-old has had a whirlwind 2019, claiming her maiden Grand Slam title at the French Open to become the first Australian to win one of the four majors since Sam Stosur’s 2011 U.S. Open triumph.
Sania Mirza in 2004 was awarded the Arjuna Award and a year later was named the WTA Newcomer of the Year.(ILLUSTRATION: Unnikrishnan)
Sania Mirza in 2004 was awarded the Arjuna Award and a year later was named the WTA Newcomer of the Year.(ILLUSTRATION: Unnikrishnan)

Sania Mirza: Bright star on tennis horizon

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 18, 2019 03:39 PM IST
One of the finest doubles players in the world and among the greatest ones to have ever represented India, she has won six Grand Slam doubles titles. She is the first Indian woman to have won a singles WTA title and from 2003 to 2013 was ranked India’s No. 1.
Representative image(Getty Images)
Representative image(Getty Images)

Davis Cup: If Indian pilgrims can visit Pakistan, why not tennis players - PTF

Islamabad | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON NOV 08, 2019 12:37 PM IST
Terming the ITF decision to shift the venue of the much-awaited Davis Cup tie highly disappointing, Salim had said after filing the appeal with the ITF on Thursday, the PTF would decide about the neutral venue.
One of the greatest professional tennis players, Serena Williams has won 23 Grand Slam titles and has held the world’s top position right times between 2002 and 2017.(Illustration: Gajanan Nirphale)
One of the greatest professional tennis players, Serena Williams has won 23 Grand Slam titles and has held the world’s top position right times between 2002 and 2017.(Illustration: Gajanan Nirphale)

Serena Williams: Superstar of women’s tennis

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 27, 2019 03:34 PM IST
One of the greatest professional tennis players, she has won 23 Grand Slam titles, just one short of Australian veteran, Margaret Court. Having held the world’s top position eight times between 2002 & 2017 in singles rankings, she is now placed eighth.
Sumit Nagal, Virat Kohli(HT Collage)
Sumit Nagal, Virat Kohli(HT Collage)

Sumit Nagal reveals the massive Virat Kohli influence in shaping his career

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 02, 2019 10:44 AM IST
He also spoke about the challenges of meeting Federer and said that facing the 20-time Grand Slam winner was a superb experience.
Sumit Nagal of India hits to Roger Federer of Switzerland.(USA TODAY Sports)
Sumit Nagal of India hits to Roger Federer of Switzerland.(USA TODAY Sports)

Sumit Nagal: Nangloi to Roger Federer via Mahesh Bhupathi

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Avishek Roy
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2019 11:41 PM IST
Sumit Nagal showed composure to cash in on Roger Federer’s slew of errors early on, winning the first set 6-4 but the Swiss maestro reeled off the next three 6-1, 6-2, 6-4.
File image of India tennis player Sania Mirza.(Getty Images)
File image of India tennis player Sania Mirza.(Getty Images)

I’ll not comeback to prove anything, results in second innings will be bonus: Sania Mirza

New Delhi | By PTI
UPDATED ON AUG 01, 2019 02:31 PM IST
Not many tennis players have enjoyed success after motherhood. Only Margaret Court, Evonne Goolagong and Kim Clijsters have won a singles major after giving birth to their children.

Nishtha Dudeja on winning Miss Deaf Asia 2018, partnering with Pinkathon and her secret to success

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Meghna Kriplani
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2020 09:33 PM IST
From being an international-level tennis player to clinching the title of Miss Deaf Asia, this is Nishtha Dudeja’s story.
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.

Tennis champ Ashleigh Barty is on the ball

Hindustan Times | By Abhishek Paul
PUBLISHED ON JUL 05, 2019 05:37 PM IST
The fighting, diminutive Australian has brought new excitement to women’s tennis
Britain's Andy Murray during practice(REUTERS)
Britain's Andy Murray during practice(REUTERS)

Murray, Serena form Wimbledon mixed doubles dream team

London | By AFP
UPDATED ON JUL 03, 2019 12:16 PM IST
Murray, who is easing his way back into the sport following a radical hip resurfacing, will join forces with Williams in an all-star partnership when the draw is announced on Wednesday.
Australia's Nick Kyrgios celebrates after beating Australia's Jordan Thompson.(AFP)
Australia's Nick Kyrgios celebrates after beating Australia's Jordan Thompson.(AFP)

‘Only mutual respect’: Kyrgios sets tone for Nadal Wimbledon blockbuster

London | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JUL 02, 2019 10:08 PM IST
Kyrgios opened his Wimbledon campaign with a 7-6 (7/4), 3-6, 7-6 (12/10), 0-6, 6-1 win over fellow Australian Jordan Thompson.
Tennis legend Justine Henin meets a fanboy in Indian tennis star Yuki Bhambri; Location courtesy: The Imperial, New Delhi ; Art direction: Amit Malik; Make-up and hair: Artistry by Anjali Jain; (On Yuki) T-Shirt, Zara; jacket and chinos, Koovs; shoes, Power(On Justine) Bustier, Zara; pantsuit, United Colors of Benetton; heels, Liberty(Shivamm Paathak)
Tennis legend Justine Henin meets a fanboy in Indian tennis star Yuki Bhambri; Location courtesy: The Imperial, New Delhi ; Art direction: Amit Malik; Make-up and hair: Artistry by Anjali Jain; (On Yuki) T-Shirt, Zara; jacket and chinos, Koovs; shoes, Power(On Justine) Bustier, Zara; pantsuit, United Colors of Benetton; heels, Liberty(Shivamm Paathak)

HT Brunch Cover Story: Mixed doubles with Justine Henin and Yuki Bhambri

Hindustan Times | By Veenu Singh
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2019 12:29 AM IST
When India’s young tennis star Yuki Bhambri meets seven times Grand Slam champion Justine Henin, there is tennis talk, fanboying. and lots of mutual admiration
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