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National Bank Open: Camila Giorgi knocks out Karolina Pliskova to win title at Montreal(AP)

Giorgi knocks out Pliskova to win title at Montreal

AP | , Montreal
PUBLISHED ON AUG 16, 2021 07:36 AM IST
  • National Bank Open: Camila Giorgi, who was unseeded and came in ranked 71st, used a strong service game to best the sixth-ranked and fourth-seeded Pliskova, winning 71% of her first-serve points and finishing with seven aces.
Tennis - Australian Open - Third Round - Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia - January 24, 2020. Japan's Naomi Osaka looks dejected after the match against Cori Gauff of the U.S. REUTERS/Hannah Mckay/Files(REUTERS)
Tennis - Australian Open - Third Round - Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia - January 24, 2020. Japan's Naomi Osaka looks dejected after the match against Cori Gauff of the U.S. REUTERS/Hannah Mckay/Files(REUTERS)

Becker applauds Osaka protest over racial injustice

LONDON | By Reuters
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2020 10:20 PM IST
The 22-year-old’s move prompted the WTA Tour and ATP Tour to pause the tournament for a day as a show of support.
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.
Australia’s Samantha Stosur in action during the match against Catherine McNally.(Reuters)
Australia’s Samantha Stosur in action during the match against Catherine McNally.(Reuters)

Samantha Stosur to skip rest of 2020 but vows to return

By Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JUL 26, 2020 03:12 PM IST
Stosur recently announced this month that her partner Liz Astling gave birth to daughter Evie in June.
Representational image.(File)
Representational image.(File)

Tennis establishes virus player fund, raises $6 million

Paris | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON MAY 06, 2020 08:58 AM IST
With the tennis season suspended until at least July 13, some “800 ATP/WTA singles and doubles players” are in need of financial support, the statement continued, with eligibility for the fund determined by a player’s ranking and previous prize money earnings.
A file photo of Roger Federer.(AP)
A file photo of Roger Federer.(AP)

WTA chief backs Roger Federer’s ATP merger suggestion

New York | By AFP
UPDATED ON MAY 05, 2020 11:17 PM IST
Federer’s statement drew enthusiastic support, with Nadal and trailblazing women’s tennis legend Billie Jean King among those aligning with the Swiss ace.
Rafael Nadal of Spain plays a backhand during the mens singles final against Dominic Thiem of Austria during Day fifteen of the 2019 French Open at Roland Garros on June 09, 2019 in Paris, France.(Getty Images)
Rafael Nadal of Spain plays a backhand during the mens singles final against Dominic Thiem of Austria during Day fifteen of the 2019 French Open at Roland Garros on June 09, 2019 in Paris, France.(Getty Images)

French Open date change over virus rocks tennis

London | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON MAR 18, 2020 05:47 PM IST
The new French Open dates mean the tournament would start just one week after the US Open, if that event remained in its original slot. Organisers of the Grand Slam in New York acknowledged it might need to be moved but said they would not go it alone in a scarcely veiled dig at French chiefs.
A file photo of Kim Clijsters.(Getty Images)
A file photo of Kim Clijsters.(Getty Images)

Kim Clijsters sets sights on 2020 comeback after seven-year absence

Paris | By Reuters
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2019 07:10 PM IST
Belgium’s former world number one Kim Clijsters announced on Thursday her return to competitive tennis in 2020, seven years after retiring.
(Hindustan Times)
(Hindustan Times)

Ankita Raina-Karman Kaur Thandi clinch WTA Taipei Open

Pune | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 18, 2018 08:35 PM IST
Ankita Rana and Karman Kaur Thandi clinched the title when Russia’s Olga Doroshina and Natela Dzalamidze opted out of edge-of-seat contest due to latter’s injury.
Venus Williams, of the United States, hits a backhand to Heather Watson, from Britain, during the Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic tennis tournament in San Jose(AP)
Venus Williams, of the United States, hits a backhand to Heather Watson, from Britain, during the Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic tennis tournament in San Jose(AP)

Evergreen Venus Williams advances in San Jose

Omnisport, Los Angeles | By Omnisport
UPDATED ON AUG 03, 2018 10:54 AM IST
Heather Watson could not halt the march of veteran two-time winner Venus Williams at the WTA Tour’s Silicon Valley Classic.
Maria Sharapova has not beaten Serena Williams since 2004.(AFP)
Maria Sharapova has not beaten Serena Williams since 2004.(AFP)

Maria Sharapova wishes Serena Williams ‘speedy recovery’ after French Open withdrawal

Omnisport | By Omnisport
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2018 08:46 PM IST
Serena Williams has been forced to pull out of the French Open through injury.
Serena Williams will face Kristyna Pliskova in French Open first round.(REUTERS)
Serena Williams will face Kristyna Pliskova in French Open first round.(REUTERS)

Serena Williams to face Kristyna Pliskova in French Open first round

Agencies | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 24, 2018 11:22 PM IST
Serena Williams will open her campaign at the clay-court Grand Slam - French Open - against 70th-ranked Kristyna Pliskova of the Czech Republic.
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