Tennis Archive

Vekic wins on TWO surfaces at rain-plagued Wimbledon warm-up 0

Nottingham – Second seed Donna Vekic reached the semi-finals of the rain-plagued Nottingham WTA event on Friday after playing her quarter-final on two different surfaces, outside and indoors. Vekic, the 2017 champion at the Wimbledon warm-up tournament, started her match against French eighth seed Kristina Mladenovic on outdoor grass.

Thiem offers Serena doubles match after Roland-Garros row 0

Vienna – Austrian tennis ace Dominic Thiem on Tuesday offered Serena Williams a mixed doubles jaunt in an attempt to put their French Open press room dispute behind them. Thiem reacted with disbelief when officials asked him, mid-post match interview, to leave the main interview room at Roland Garros

Dominic Thiem stuns Novak Djokovic, enters French Open finals 0

Paris [France], Jun 8 (ANI): Dominic Thiem defeated Novak Djokovic 6-2, 3-6, 7-5, 5-6, 7-5 in the semi-finals of the French Open on Saturday. As a result of this win, Thiem has entered the finals and now he will face Rafael Nadal. The semi-final match was played on Court

Nadal cruises into third round of French Open 0

Paris [France], May 29 (ANI): Rafael Nadal cruised into the third round of French Open as he defeated Yannick Maden 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 in the second round match on Wednesday. Chasing his 12th Roland Garros title, the world number two kept the momentum going from his first round match

Curtain up for returning Federer at new-look Roland Garros 0

Paris – Roger Federer returns to a new look Roland Garros on Sunday after a four-year absence, admitting he’ll be an underdog in his attempt to claim a 21st Grand Slam title. The 37-year-old Swiss star is the headline act on opening day, 10 years after his one triumph

SA’s ATP World Team Cup participation depends on Kevin Anderson 0

Cape Town – It will be the first time in almost two decades for South Africa to participate in the top segment of a major team tennis tournament if participation is confirmed for one of the 24 places in the ATP’s inaugural ATP World Team Cup in January. And

Djokovic to meet Nadal for 54th time with Rome title at stake 0

Rome – Novak Djokovic said he was relishing locking horns with his “greatest rival” Rafael Nadal as the pair set up the 54th clash of their careers Saturday in the Italian Open final. Djokovic battled past Argentina’s Diego Schwartzman 6-3, 6-7 (2/7), 6-3 and meets defending champion Nadal on

US tennis star will miss Roland Garros as she fights cancer 0

Los Angeles – US tennis player Nicole Gibbs says she will miss the French Open because of surgery to treat salivary gland cancer. The 26-year-old, ranked 116th in the world, said that the procedure is scheduled for Friday, and she’s aiming to try to qualify for Wimbledon in June.

Dominant Djokovic wins Madrid Open title 0

Madrid – Novak Djokovic joined Rafael Nadal as a 33-time Masters champion on Sunday when he swept to a 6-3, 6-4 win over Stefanos Tsitsipas to claim a third Madrid Open title. The world number one dominated a clearly exhausted opponent less than 24 hours after the 20-year-old Greek

Halep holds off Barty to reach Madris semis 0

Madrid – Two-time champion Simona Halep overcame Ashleigh Barty 7-5, 7-5 to reach her fourth Madrid Open semi-final on Thursday. Romania’s third seed and former number one will next play the winner from top seed Naomi Osaka and on-form Swiss Belinda Bencic. Halep, who has been struggling with injury,

Sharapova’s French Open participation in doubt 0

Cape Town – Maria Sharapova’s involvement at Roland Garros this year is in serious doubt after she was forced to delay her comeback yet again. The former world No 1’s last competitive match was at the end of January at the St Petersburg Open as she has been sidelined

Second-biggest diamond in history found, but it’s not that great 0

A giant 1 758-carat diamond, the second-biggest ever discovered, has been found in Botswana. But unlike its rivals, it won’t fetch a record-breaking price. Lucara Diamond Corporation said it unearthed the stone – roughly the size of a tennis ball – at its Karowe project in Botswana, a mine

Barcelona beckons for Nadal after Monte Carlo embarrassment 0

Barcelona – Rafael Nadal said on Monday he won’t waste time dwelling on his weekend Monte Carlo semi-final loss but instead will concentrate on bouncing back at the Barcelona Open. “What has happened has happened, whatever the reasons are,” the 11-time Barcelona champion said after a promotional appearance at

Lajovic clinches Monte Carlo semi-final spot 0

Monte Carlo – Dusan Lajovic had to summon all of his resources after falling ill last week, booking a place in the Monte Carlo Masters semi-finals with a 6-4, 7-5 win over Lorenzo Sonego on Friday. The Serb surprise could find himself in a battle with compatriot and world

Murray ‘just happy not to have the pain every day’ 0

Cape Town – Jamie Murray admits his brother Andy is happy to be pain-free, but admits it is difficult to say what level he will play should he return to competitive tennis. Three-time Grand Slam winner Andy underwent hip resurfacing surgery in January, but acknowledged that he was unsure

Actress Huffman, 12 Other Parents to Plead Guilty in College Scheme 0

BOSTON – Actress Felicity Huffman has agreed to plead guilty in the sweeping college admissions cheating scam that has ensnared wealthy parents and athletic coaches at some of the nation’s most selective universities, federal authorities said Monday. The ‘Desperate Housewives” star and 12 other prominent parents will admit to

Nadal rival Almagro retires at hometown event 0

Madrid – Nicolas Almagro chose his hometown tournament in Murcia to announce his retirement from tennis on Monday. Once ranked in the top 10 and an earner of over $10 million in career prize money, the 33-year-old has struggled badly with injury in recent seasons. he wrote. Almagro was

World No.1 Angelique Kerber thrashes Simona Halep in WTA finals 0

SINGAPORE (AFP) – Newly crowned world number one Angelique Kerber all but booked her place in the knockout stage of the WTA Finals after a clinical 6-4 6-2 win over Romania s Simona Halep on Tuesday. Kerber, looking sharper and more focussed than she was in her opening round-robin

Sharapova to test comeback waters in Las Vegas exhibition 0

LOS ANGELES (AFP) – Maria Sharapova, targeting an April return to the WTA after the reduction of her doping ban, will try to start sharpening her game on Monday in the friendly confines of a charity event in Las Vegas. The Russian superstar will play in the World Team