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Serena ready to return for clay swing after intense training

ROME: Serena Williams will this week play her first match since her Australian Open semi-final exit in...

89 May 11, 2021

Daniil Medvedev moves to No 2 in rankings; US men tumble

LONDON: Russian Daniil Medvedev overtook Rafael Nadal and moved into No 2 in the ATP rankings on...

21 May 11, 2021

Osaka says risk of staging Olympics must be carefully weighed

Japan’s Naomi Osaka said on Sunday that while she has spent her entire life waiting to compete...

29 May 10, 2021

Zverev downs Berrettini to clinch second Madrid crown

LONDON: Alexander Zverev underlined his credentials as a French Open title contender with a battling 6-7(8) 6-4...

77 May 10, 2021

Madrid Open: Aryna Sabalenka shocks Ashleigh Barty to take title

Aryna Sabalenka put on a powerful display to beat world number one Ashleigh Barty 6-0 3-6 6-4...

34 May 9, 2021

Nadal and Osaka scoop top Laureus awards

Spain’s Rafa Nadal was named the 2021 Laureus Sportsman of the year on Thursday, while fellow tennis...

136 May 7, 2021

Ashleigh Barty needs 3 sets to advance in Madrid

Top-seeded Ashleigh Barty of Australia outlasted Petra Kvitova 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 on Tuesday in the quarterfinals of...

88 May 6, 2021

Halep knocked out of Madrid Open by Mertens

MADRID: World number three Simona Halep was dumped out of the Madrid Open on Tuesday (Apr 4),...

127 May 5, 2021

Madrid Open: Dan Evans beats Jeremy Chardy to reach second round

Britain’s Dan Evans reached the second round of the Madrid Open with victory over Frenchman Jeremy Chardy....

36 May 4, 2021

Estoril Open: Cameron Norrie beats Cristian Garin to reach semi-finals

Britain’s Cameron Norrie fought back to beat second seed Cristian Garin and reach the Estoril Open semi-finals....

97 May 1, 2021

Wimbledon to become 14-day tournament from 2022 with play on Middle Sunday

LONDON: The Wimbledon Championships will become a 14-day tournament from 2022, with matches set to be played...

111 April 28, 2021

Jan-Lennard Struff opens strong in Munich

No. 7 seed Jan-Lennard Struff of Germany moved into the second round of the BMW Open with...

46 April 28, 2021

Federer playing French Open with eye on Wimbledon – McEnroe

Roger Federer’s decision to make his long-awaited Grand Slam return on his least favourite surface at next...

119 April 27, 2021

Comeback queen Barty savours ‘phenomenal’ week in Stuttgart

World number one Ash Barty said her tennis had reached a new level during a “phenomenal” week...

35 April 27, 2021

Rafael Nadal Wins 12th Barcelona Open Title, Beats Stefanos Tsitsipas

Rafael Nadal saved a championship point to beat Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-4, 6-7 (6/8), 7-5 on Sunday and claim a 12th Barcelona...

95 April 26, 2021

Rafael Nadal beats Cameron Norrie to reach Barcelona Open semi-finals

Rafael Nadal stayed on course for his 12th Barcelona Open title with a 6-1 6-4 win over...

37 April 24, 2021

Barty battles past Pliskova to reach Stuttgart semi-finals

STUTTGART: World number one Ashleigh Barty fought back to reach the semi-finals of the WTA Stuttgart clay-court...

115 April 24, 2021

WTA roundup: Ashleigh Barty advances in Stuttgart

The top two seeds, Australia’s Ashleigh Barty and Romania’s Simona Halep, respectively, scored quarterfinal victories Friday and...

38 April 24, 2021