Tennis

Serena ‘betrayed’ as Sharapova feud fires up French Open

1 year ago AFP 0
Serena Williams will be fired up to tighten her 14-year grip on Maria Sharapova by a sense of betrayal as the two iconic stars play out the latest chapter of their bitter feud at the French Open on Monday. Sharapova has not defeated her fellow former world number one since 2004 — a streak of 18 matches — the same Read More

20 years on, Leander’s defeat of Sampras still tingles

1 year ago Gulu Ezekiel | TIMESOFINDIA.COM 0
Leander Paes was back in the headlines for winning his record 43rd Davis Cup doubles win in India’s amazing 3-2 turnaround victory over China in the second round Davis Cup zonal tie at Tianjin in April. Paes, at 44, is a marvel of modern sport and acknowledged worldwide as an all-time tennis doubles great. However, he also had Read More

Improving Djokovic does not look far from his best: Boris Becker

1 year ago Times of India 0
It has been two years since Novak Djokovic last won a Grand Slam title. A combination of injuries and loss of form has resulted in the former world no. 1 entering the French Open at his lowest seeding since 2006. However, the 31-year-old is showing signs of resurgence and what better place to confirm that than the place of Read More

Zverev saves match point in another French Open scare

1 year ago Prajwal Hegde | TNN 0
And then something clicked. It might have been the direction of the wind, the magic of the moment, or just that old-fashioned ‘time’ thing, that business of coming of age. Alexander ‘Sascha’ Zverev has practically grown up on the tennis tour, with an older brother Mischa in the pro ranks, he was to the manner Read More

Day of defeats for India at French Open

1 year ago Prajwal Hegde | TNN 0
The second seeds in the French Open men’s doubles draw Oliver Marach of Austria and Mate Pavic of Croatia put out the all-Indian combine of Yuki Bhambri and Divij Sharan in a second-round clash. Marach and Pavic won 7-5, 6-3 in 77 minutes. Sharan later teamed with Japan’s Shuko Aoyama in the mixed-doubles event, where the Indo-Japanese duo fell to Slovakia’s Read More

Serena Williams Makes Stunning Comeback To Reach French Open Third Round

1 year ago Agence France-Presse 0
Serena Williams battled back from a set and break down to defeat Australia’s Ashleigh Barty 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 to reach the French Open third round on Thursday. The three-time champion and former world number one, dressed again in her all-black catsuit, is playing her first Slam since winning the 2017 Australian Open while two months pregnant. The Read More

French Open 2018: Novak Djokovic Reaches Third Round At Roland Garros

1 year ago Agence France-Presse 0
Former champion Novak Djokovic reached the French Open third round for the 13th consecutive year by beating Spanish qualifier Jaume Munar 7-6 (7/1), 6-4, 6-4 on Wednesday, while women’s top seed Simona Halep battled to victory in her opening match. Djokovic, the 2016 Roland Garros champion and former world number one, is seeded 20 this year after Read More

French Open: Comeback queens Serena, Sharapova advance at Roland Garros

1 year ago Prajwal Hegde | TNN 0
Serena Williams, playing her first Grand Slam match in 16 months, fittingly went with style and statement for her opening essay. The 36-year-old, a new mother, stepped out onto the staggering Philippe-Chatrier Court dressed in a sparkling black bodysuit with a waist detailing in red. It covered everything, but didn’t hide a thing. It screamed, Read More

Serena Williams set for Grand Slam return at Roland Garros

1 year ago AFP 0
Three-time champion Serena Williams will make her eagerly-awaited return to Grand Slam tennis on Tuesday with a French Open first-round match against Kristyna Pliskova on Court Philippe Chatrier. The 36-year-old last played a major tournament in a victorious 2017 Australian Open campaign while two months pregnant, before taking time out of the game to give birth to her daughter. Serena has Read More