Mary Pierce on her career, current generation of players, and domination of Big Three in Men’s tennis
Mary Pierce was at the Hindustan Times office for an interaction with the sports team, on her career, the current generation of players and the domination of the Big Three in men’s tennis.
Updated on Feb 27, 2020 01:15 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi |HT Correspondents
Williams’s coach Patrick Mouratoglou gestured to Williams during her defeat by Japan’s Naomi Osaka at Flushing Meadows, leading to a code violation and sparking a heated row between the American great and the chair umpire.
Updated on Jan 27, 2020 07:05 PM IST
The two-time Grand Slam champion, who will be defending her Australian Open title this month, bumped into Beyonce and her husband Jay-Z while still “depressed” after losing in the fourth round at the US Open.
Updated on Jan 06, 2020 08:33 AM IST
Caroline Wozniacki, who finished 11 straight seasons in the world top 20, is currently ranked 37th after struggling with injuries and poor form in 2019, reaching only one final.
Updated on Dec 06, 2019 08:18 PM IST
Paris |Agence France-Presse
Beaten finalist Williams was given a warning for a coaching violation after Mouratoglou gestured in the stands during the dramatic decider against Naomi Osaka.
Published on Sep 02, 2019 09:06 AM IST
New York |Reuters
Andreescu, 19, was up 3-1 with a break of serve when 23-time Grand Slam champion Williams found she couldn’t continue.
Updated on Aug 12, 2019 02:17 AM IST
Novak Djokovic collected his fifth Wimbledon title and 16th major Sunday with a thrilling five-set win over Roger Federer, a match that last three minutes short of five hours.
Updated on Jul 15, 2019 04:27 PM IST
Paris |Agence France-Presse
Karoiina Pliskova showed why she is considered as one of the front runners for this year’s Wimbledon crown.
Updated on Jul 03, 2019 09:59 PM IST
Stefanos Tsitsipas reaches career-high ranking, Karolina Pliskova climbs five places ahead of French Open
Stefanos Tsitsipas failed to repeat his Madrid last-four win over Rafael Nadal, as the 17-time Grand Slam champion went on to lift his ninth Rome title.
Updated on May 20, 2019 11:50 PM IST
Paris |Agence France-Presse
Halep broke the unseeded Bencic in the first game of the first set, the Swiss’s errant backhand flying out, but she broke back to tie at 2-2.
Updated on May 11, 2019 02:10 PM IST
Ashleigh Barty quit tennis five years ago after finding the mental grind of the tour too much to bear, turning to professional cricket in a bid to find sporting happiness.
Updated on Mar 31, 2019 01:23 AM IST
Miami |Agence France-Presse
“I think I played great the second set. I think (Halep) could maybe do a little bit better. Maybe she was, of course, frustrated about the first set where it didn’t really go her way. I played some good shots, and it turned after the break. But, yeah, that’s how it is, and I’m happy with my level,” WTA quoted Karolina Pliskova as saying after the match.
Published on Mar 29, 2019 05:20 PM IST
The women’s tennis tour would welcome transgender players, its chief executive told AFP on Friday, after Martina Navratilova caused a furore by branding trans athletes as cheats
Updated on Mar 08, 2019 03:50 PM IST
Hong Kong |AFP
Azarenka, a former world number one now ranked 48th in the world, said she started a little too passive in dropping the first two games against her fellow Belarussian, but roared back to seal the win with ease.
Updated on Mar 07, 2019 10:31 AM IST
Indian Wells |AFP
The 27-year-old fired eight aces to prevail 7-6 (7/2), 6-4 in one hour 43 minutes to record her first ever win over Vekic in their fourth head-to-head meeting.
Updated on Feb 03, 2019 10:21 PM IST
St Petersburg |Agence France-Presse
Sharapova has struggled since returning from a drugs ban in 2017 and is seeded 30th at the tournament, while Wozniacki is third seed after claiming her maiden major at Melbourne Park last year.
Updated on Jan 17, 2019 09:40 AM IST
Maria Sharapova, who is seeded 30th at the tournament and seeking to recapture former glories after coming back from a drugs ban in 2017, brushed aside Swede Rebecca Peterson 6-2, 6-1
Updated on Jan 16, 2019 11:58 PM IST
Simona Halep, who retained her year-end spot at the top of the WTA rankings, also reached a third career major final at the Australian Open before winning her maiden Grand Slam title at Roland Garros.
Updated on Dec 08, 2018 05:40 PM IST
Florida |Asian News International
From winning the WTA Future Stars U-16 title in 2014 to becoming only the sixth Indian after the likes of Sania Mirza and Shikha Oberoi to break into the Top 200 in women’s singles, Karman Kaur Thandi has achieved a lot at a quite a young age.
Updated on Nov 28, 2018 12:07 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Sayan Ghosh
Apart from Wimbledon champion Angelique Kerber and 2017 U.S. Open winner Sloane Stephens, Naomi Osaka will also face Dutchwoman Kiki Bertens, who was named as the WTA’s Most Improved Player of the Year.
Updated on Oct 19, 2018 11:19 PM IST
Announcing the withdrawal, the 27-year-old said that it is a disappointing decision to make, but she does not want to take any risk with her health.
Published on Oct 16, 2018 11:23 PM IST
Serena Williams claimed that chair umpire Carlos Ramos meted out penalties for infractions that male players could have gotten away with.
Updated on Sep 10, 2018 08:33 AM IST
New York |AFP
KiKi Bertens ended a nine-match winning streak for Simona Halep, who beat US Open champion Sloane Stephens in the final at Montreal last week.
Updated on Aug 20, 2018 11:35 AM IST
Cincinnati |Agence France-Presse
Serena Williams will go into Wimbledon as the 25th seed, the seeding committee having deviated from the WTA ranking list, an exception because she is coming back after maternity leave.
Published on Jun 28, 2018 05:08 PM IST
Serena Williams has been seeded 25th for Wimbledon despite being ranked 183rd in the world, the All England Club announced on Wednesday.
Updated on Jun 27, 2018 05:41 PM IST
Omnisport, London | HT Correspondent
Johanna Konta won through to her first semi-final since Wimbledon last year with a straight sets victory over Dalila Jakupovic
Updated on Jun 16, 2018 09:42 AM IST
AFP, Nottingham |Agence France-Presse
Maria Sharapova eased past her higher seeded opponent Karolina Pliskova to book her spot in the next round at Roland Garros. Sloane Stephens, reigning US Open champion, also advanced.
Updated on Jun 02, 2018 06:35 PM IST
Serena Williams defeated Kristyna Pliskova 7-6 (7/4), 6-4 to register her first victory at the majors since her 2017 Australian Open triumph.
Updated on May 30, 2018 06:27 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi |HT Correspondent
Daughter of US President Donald Trump, Ivanka, called on WTA officials to change rules to allow Serena Williams to be seeded as the former world number one continues her comeback following time off to give birth to her first child.
Published on May 25, 2018 05:00 PM IST
Agence France-Presse, Washington |Agence France-Presse
Petra Kvitova came from a set down to beat seventh-seeded Mihaela Buzarnescu of Romania 4-6, 6-2, 6-3 in the Prague Open final on Saturday.
Updated on May 05, 2018 06:42 PM IST
Reuters, Prague |Reuters