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Federer edges out Ronaldo in Forbes' list of highest paid athletes
Zurich, May 29 (IANS) Swiss tennis great Roger Federer has become the first from his sport to top Forbes' list of highest paid athletes. With an estimated $106.3 million earned over the past 12 months, Federer edged out Portuguese football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo from the top spot.
2020-05-29
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Tennis
This Eid doesn't feel same for countless of reasons, says Sania
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) India tennis star Sania Mirza greeted her followers on Eid-ul-Fitr but conceded it doesn't feel the same 'due to countless reasons'. Eid is being celebrated in most part of the country on Monday, marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan.
2020-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Tennis
Federer backing drew attention to ATP-WTA merger idea, says Konta
London, May 20 (IANS) World number 14 Johanna Konta feels ATP-WTA merger was proposed a long time ago but getting backing from 20-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer has drawn everybody's attention towards it.
2020-05-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
COVID-19: ITF to launch new relief fund for lower-ranked players
London, May 19 (IANS) The International Tennis Federation (ITF) has said that it is working on additional measures, including a new relief fund, to support lower-ranked professionals who have affected by the crisis created due to COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-05-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Serena Williams recalls first time she met Ohanian
New York, May 16 (IANS) USA tennis great Serena Williams spoke recently about how she met her husband, Redditt co-founder Alexis Ohanian. Williams posted a video of the couple on Instagram taking a "road trip," which Ohanian says in the video was basically driving in circles around their home.
2020-05-16
Category: International, United States,Sports,Tennis
Difficult to train with the same intensity during lockdown: Barty
Brisbane, April 25 (IANS) Staying fit and training with the same intensity as would normally be the case is "tricky" during the shutdown, World no.1 Ashleigh Barty said. 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.
2020-04-25
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Tennis
French Open aiming for September 27 start: Report
Paris, April 24 (IANS) The 2020 French Open is now aiming to start on September 27. The clay court Grand Slam was postponed from its initial date of May 24-June 7 to September due to the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-04-24
Category: International, France,Sports,Tennis
Federer's serve a hybrid of Sampras and Agassi: Roddick
New York, April 20 (IANS) Former World No.1 tennis player Andy Roddick heaped praise on 20-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer, especially for his unique serve technique which according to him is 'frustrating' for his opponents.
2020-04-20
Category: International, United States,Sports,Tennis
Don't expect tennis to resume in near future: Nadal
Madrid, April 16 (IANS) Spanish tennis star and world no.2 Rafael Nadal said that he doesn't expect any tournaments to happen in the near future until the coronavirus pandemic is brought under control.
2020-04-16
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Tennis
Kyrgios follows up on free food promise
Sydney, April 12 (IANS) Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios has delivered on his earlier promise of providing food to those in need. Kyrgios posted a picture of a box of food stuff in his Instagram stories and said, "Deliveries in progress."
2020-04-12
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Tennis
Cheer for frontline workers: Federer urges fans in Wimbledon video
London, April 9 (IANS) Wimbledon on Thursday tweeted a video montage featuring clips from previous editions of the grass court Grand Slam with Roger Federer providing narration.
2020-04-09
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Roger Federer throws volleying at home challenge
Zurich, April 8 (IANS) Swiss legend Roger Federer has come out with a new volley challenge for his fans who have been advised to stay home during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
2020-04-08
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Tennis
I support 'brave decision' to postpone Olympics: Osaka
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Rising tennis star Naomi Osaka on Saturday said Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) took a brave decision of postponing 2020 Tokyo Games due to the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Tennis
COVID-19: ITF welcomes Olympic postponement
London, March 25 (IANS) International Tennis Federation (ITF) has welcomed the decision to postpone the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games to 2021.
2020-03-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
COVID-19: Sania steps forward to raise funds for daily wage workers
Hyderabad, March 24 (IANS) Indian tennis star Sania Mirza has stepped forward to raise money to provide food and other basic necessities for the daily wage workers during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, which has so far claimed more than 16,000 lives across the world.
2020-03-24
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Tennis
ATP, WTA further suspend tennis till June 7
Florida, March 19 (IANS) The suspension placed on men's and women's tennis has been further extended until June 7 due to the continuing outbreak of coronavirus.
2020-03-19
Category: International, Puerto Rico,Sports,Tennis
Not sure how French Open would fit in the schedule: Sania
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) Tennis ace Sania Mirza said that she was unsure how the 2020 French Open would fit in the scheduled now that it has become the last Grand Slam of the year. The clay court Grand Slam has been pushed to September due to the concern over the spread of coronavirus, a decision that was criticised by a number of players because of the fact that there was no consultation with them over it.
2020-03-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Tennis
Halep donates equipment to help COVID-19 fight in Romania
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) Former Wimbledon champion Simona Halep has said she has decided to donate medical equipment in Romania as her native country deals with the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-03-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Tennis
WTA postpones forthcoming tournaments until May 2
Beijing, March 16 (IANS) The Women's Tennis Association (WTA) has postponed its forthcoming tournaments until May 2 in the wake of the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak, according a statement released on Monday.
2020-03-16
Category: International, China,Sports,Tennis
Keep telling Leander, he can continue for one more year: Vece Paes
Bogmalo (Goa) March 14 (IANS) Leander Paes is constantly reminded at home that he can continue for another year, his father Vece Paes said here on Saturday.
2020-03-14
Category: India, New Delhi,Sports,Tennis
Bopanna appointed KSLTA vice-president
Bengaluru, March 12 (IANS) Veteran tennis star Rohan Bopanna has been appointed a vice-president of the Karnataka State Lawn Tennis Association (KSLTA). This will be the 40-year-old's maiden foray into sports administration.
2020-03-12
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Tennis
Bopanna appointed KSLTA vice-president
Bengaluru, March 12 (IANS) Veteran tennis star Rohan Bopanna has been appointed a vice-president of the Karnataka State Lawn Tennis Association (KSLTA). This will be the 40-year-old's maiden foray into sports administration.
2020-03-12
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Tennis
Covid-19 scare: India's Fed Cup playoff against Latvia postponed
London, March 11 (IANS) India's Fed Cup playoff against Latvia, which was scheduled to be held on April 17 and 18, stands postponed, the International Tennis Federation (ITF) said on Wednesday.
2020-03-11
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Novak Djokovic keen to play in front of Indian fans
Dubai, Feb 29 (IANS) Tennis star Novak Djokovic has expressed interest to visit India soon. Speaking on the sidelines of the ongoing Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, Djokovic spoke about his desire to play in India and connect with millions of his fans in the country. He also conveyed his deepest gratitude towards all his fans in India for supporting both him and the sport.
2020-02-29
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Tennis
Abhinav guides Madras University into Round 2 of KIUG tennis
Bhubaneswar, Feb 23 (IANS) Fresh from his big break in the Bengaluru Open ATP Challenger, Abhinav Sanjeev Shanmugam helped University of Madras romp past Manipur University in the opening round of the Khelo India University Games here on Saturday.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Tennis
Sania loses in women's doubles 2nd round in Dubai
Dubai, Feb 19 (IANS) Sania Mirza's campaign at the Dubai Open came to an end on Wednesday after she and her French partner Caroline Garcia lost 2-6, 4-6 in the second round against fifth seeds Saisai Zheng of China and Barbora Krejcikova of Czech Republic.
2020-02-19
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Tennis
Would be a nice story if Osaka wins gold in Tokyo: Pierce
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Four-time Grand Slam champion Mary Pierce would be vouching for Japan's Naomi Osaka to win the coveted gold at the Tokyo Olympic Games slated to be held later in the year.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Tennis
Sania Mirza reaches women's doubles pre-quarters in Dubai
Dubai, Feb 18 (IANS) Indian tennis star Sania Mirza and her French partner Caroline Garcia advanced to the women's doubles second round at the Dubai Open after a hard-fought first round win on Tuesday.
2020-02-18
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Tennis
Mary Pierce to motivate kids at Roland-Garros Junior Wild Card Series
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) The French Tennis Federation (FFT), organisers of Roland-Garros, the world's premier clay court tournament, in association with the All India Tennis Association (AITA), on Tuesday announced the sixth edition of the 'Roland-Garros Junior Wild Card Series by OPPO'. The series will be held at the clay courts of the Delhi Lawn Tennis Association (DLTA) from February 24 to 26.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Tennis
Fit-again Sania to return to action at Dubai Open
Dubai, Feb 17 (IANS) Returning from a calf injury, Indian tennis sensation Sania Mirza is set to take part in the ongoing Dubai Open on Wednesday.
2020-02-17
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Tennis
Duckworth wears crown at Bengaluru Open
Bengaluru, Feb 16 (IANS) It took just 68 minutes for Australian fourth seed James Duckworth to stop the French Juggernaut Benjamin Bonzi to lift the US $162,500 Bengaluru Open title at the KSLTA Courts here on Sunday.
2020-02-16
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Tennis
Bopanna-Shapovalov enter Rotterdam Open semis
Rotterdam, Feb 14 (IANS) India's Rohan Bopanna and his Canadian partner Denis Shapovalov have entered the semifinals of the Rotterdam Open with a thrilling victory over fourth seeds and 2015 champion team of Jean-Julien Rojer and Horia Tecau.
2020-02-14
Category: International, Netherlands,Sports,Tennis
Sharan-Sitak reach New York Open quarter finals
New York, Feb 11 (IANS) India's second ranked doubles player Divij Sharan and Kiwi partner Artem Sitak defeated the top-seeded American-Croat duo of Austin Krajicek and Franko Skugor in the first round to advance to the quarter finals of the New York Open. One of the longest running tennis tournaments in the United States, the New York Open 2020 is being played at the NYCB Live on Long Island.
2020-02-11
Category: International, United States,Sports,Tennis
Bengaluru Open: Mukund, Myneni advance with contrasting wins
Bengaluru, Feb 10 (IANS) In a re-match of the 2018 edition, Mukund Sasikumar sent Slovenian Blaz Kavcic home with a comeback 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 win to advance to the pre-quarterfinals of the $162,500 Bengaluru Open Challenger event at the KSLTA here on Monday.
2020-02-10
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Tennis
Bengaluru Open: Prajnesh looking to defend title, Paes' farewell
Bengaluru, Feb 8 (IANS) Defending champion Prajnesh Gunneswaran, the highest ranked Indian in the world singles rankings, is amongst the six home grown players to get direct entry into the main draw of the Bengaluru Open ATP Challenger which kicks off at the Karnataka State Lawn Tennis Association on Monday.
2020-02-08
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Tennis
Need Dravids and Gopichands for Indian tennis to flourish: Paes
Pune, Feb 7 (IANS) In order to develop tennis in the country, India great Leander Paes said that the sport needs to have people like former cricketer Rahul Dravid and former badminton player Pullela Gopichand, who have helped in producing young talent in their respective sports after retiring.
2020-02-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Tennis
Niki Poonacha, Arjun Kadhe get wild cards for Bengaluru Open
Bengaluru, Feb 7 (IANS) Reigning national champion Niki Poonacha and Arjun Kadhe have been given the first two wild cards for the upcoming Bengaluru Open ATP Challenger tournament that kicks off on Monday. A total of five wild cards will be given in the main draw of 48 in the singles.
2020-02-07
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Tennis
Djokovic pays tribute to Bryant after Aus Open win
Melbourne, Feb 2 (IANS) Novak Djokovic on Sunday paid tribute to late basketball great Kobe Bryant after winning the 2020 Australia Open title. Djokovic beat Austrian Dominic Thiem in five sets at the Rod Laver Arena to lift the Sir Norman Brookes Cup a record extending eighth time.
2020-02-02
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Aus Open: Djokovic wins 8th title with five-set win over Thiem
Melbourne, Feb 2 (IANS) Novak Djokovic came from a set down on Sunday to beat Dominic Thiem in the final of the 2020 Australian Open. This is the Serb's eighth title at the Rod Laver Arena and 17th Grand Slam win overall. Djokovic beat Thiem 6-4, 4-6, 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 in a match that lasted four hours.
2020-02-02
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Aus Open: Kenin beats Muguruza to win maiden Grand Slam title
Melbourne, Feb 1 (IANS) American 14th seed Sofia Kenin on Saturday beat two-time Grand Slam champion Garbine Muguruza in the final of the 2020 Australian Open to win her maiden title at the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne. In a match that lasted two hours and three minutes, Kenin came from a game down to beat Muguruza 4-6, 6-2, 6-2.
2020-02-01
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Aus Open: Nadal stopped by security official
Melbourne, Jan 29 (IANS) World No. 1 Rafael Nadal was stopped at a checkpoint by a security person who asked the 19-time Grand Slam winner to show his accreditation.
2020-01-29
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Simona Halep enters Australian Open semis
Melbourne, Jan 29 (IANS) Romania's Simona Halep defeated Estonia's Anett Kontaveit 6-1, 6-1 and reached the Australian Open semifinals here on Wednesday.
2020-01-29
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Aus Open: Nadal beats Kyrgios to book quarters berth
Melbourne, Jan 27 (IANS) Rafael Nadal beat home favourite Nick Kyrgios to storm into the quarterfinals of the Australian Open here on Monday.
2020-01-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Aus Open: Federer, Djokovic reach QF; Jabeur creates history
Melbourne, Jan 26 (IANS) Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic remain on course to meeting each other in the semi-final of the 2020 Australian Open as both won their respective fourth-round matches and went through to the quarter-finals in Melbourne on Sunday.
2020-01-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Aus Open: Medvedev, Pliskova advance to 3rd round
Melbourne, Jan 23 (IANS) Daniil Medvedev of Russia set aside several unexpected issues that might have rattled some players but not him as he defeated Spanish qualifier Pedro Martinez 7-5, 6-1, 6-3 to reach the third round of the Australian Open on Thursday.
2020-01-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Sania Mirza exits Australian Open with calf injury
Melbourne, Jan 23 (IANS) Indian tennis star Sania Mirza's campaign at the Australian Open came to an abrupt end on Thursday after she retired mid-way into her women's doubles first-round match with an injury.
2020-01-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Aus Open: Divij enters 2nd round in doubles, Rohan ousted
Melbourne, Jan 22 (IANS) India's Divij Sharan on Wednesday advanced to the second round of men's doubles event at the Australian Open after beating Pablo Carreno Busta and Joao Sousa along with his New Zealand partner Artem Sitak, but Rohan Boppanna was knocked out.
2020-01-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Australian Open: Divij enters 2nd round in men's doubles
Melbourne, Jan 22 (IANS) India's Divij Sharan on Wednesday advanced to the second round of men's doubles event at the Australian Open after beating Pablo Carreno Busta and Joao Sousa along with his New Zealand partner Artem Sitak.
2020-01-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Djokovic thumps to enter Australian Open 3rd round
Melbourne, Jan 22 (IANS) Defending champion Novak Djokovic on Wednesday entered the third round of the Australian Open after cruising past Japanese wildcard Tatsuma Ito.
2020-01-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Aus Open: Federer, Serena start with easy wins on opening day
Melbourne, Jan 20 (IANS) Roger Federer and Serena Williams got off to clinical starts in the opening round of the Australian Open on Monday. While Federer brushed aside Steve Johnson to race into the second round, Serena thrashed Anastasia Potapova.
2020-01-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis