newstennisa month ago

French Open Round up | Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal advance into next round

There were hardly an upset on Wednesday in the French Open as big names like Roger Federer, Rafael, Nadal, Stan Wawrinka, Grigor Dimitrov, Stefanos Tsitsipas all progressed into the next round. In the women’s singles category, Elina Svitolina, Garbiñe Muguruza, Slone Stephens advanced among others.
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newstennisa year ago

Maria Sharapova decides to skip pre-Wimbledon tournament to rest

Maria Sharapova has opted to back out of a pre-Wimbledon tournament that will start this weekend in Birmingham as she wanted to give her body as much rest as possible for the season ahead. Sharapova last played in a quarter-final defeat to Garbine Muguruza at the 2018 French Open this year.
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newstennisa year ago

Australian Open | Paes-Raja advance to next round, Federer, Djokovic reach third round

Leander Paes and partner Purav Raja beat Nikoloz Basilashvili and Andreas Haider-Maurer 6-2, 6-3 in the opening round of the Australian Open. The likes of Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Juan Del Potro along with women's World No.1 Simona Halep progressed to the next round of the tournament.
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reporttennis2 years ago

US Open Round Up | Simona Halep and Johanna Konta crash out as Jo-Wilfried Tsonga cruised into second round

Romania’s Simona Halep and Britain’s Johanna Konta were both surprisingly eliminated in the opening round of the US Open as they lost to Maria Sharapova and Aleksandra Krunic respectively. In men’s section, Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga progressed after a straight sets win over Romanian Marius Copil.
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newstennis2 years ago

Cincinnati Open | Nick Kyrgios to face Grigor Dimitrov in final; Garbine Muguruza to take on Simona Halep for title

Grigor Dimitrov has reached his first ATP Tour final by edging past John Isner 7-6 (7-4) 7-6 (12-10), in just two hours and will now face Nick Kyrgios for the title. Meanwhile, in the Women’s singles, Garbine Muguruza beat World No.1 Karoline Pliskova to set up the final date with Simona Halep.
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reporttennis2 years ago

Wimbledon 2017 | Garbine Muguruza overcomes Venus Williams to clinch maiden title

Garbine Muguruza defeated five-time Wimbledon champion Venus Williams in straight sets of 7-5, 6-0 to bag her maiden Wimbledon title yesterday. Meanwhile, Lukasz Kubot and Marcelo Melo won the men's doubles title and Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina bagged the women's doubles title.
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reporttennis2 years ago

Wimbledon 2017 | Venus Williams enters final; Bopanna-Dabrowski crash out

Venus Williams moved into the final of the 2017 Wimbledon after she ended the hopes of Johana Konta in the women’s semifinal match with a 6-4, 6-2 win on Centre Court. Meanwhile, Rohan Bopanna and his Canadian partner Gabriela Dabrowski crashed out of the mixed doubles event in the quarterfinals.
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reporttennis2 years ago

Wimbledon 2017 | Novak Djokovic enters the quarter-finals; Johana Konta advances to the semi-finals

Novak Djokovic secured a 6-2, 7-6 (7/5), 6-4 victory over his French opponent Adrian Mannarino to enter the last eight of the Grand Slam event for the ninth time in his career. In the women’s draw, Johana Konta thrashed second-seeded Simona Halep and registered a 6-7 (2-7) 7-6 (7-5) 6-4 win.
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reporttennis2 years ago

Wimbledon 2017 | Sania Mirza knocked out of women's doubles; Roger Federer rolls on, while Gilles Muller stuns Rafael Nadal

Sania Mirza and Kirsten Flipkens went down 2-6,4-6 to Martina Hingis and Chan Yung-Jan in the fourth round of the women’s doubles event. Meanwhile, Roger Federer reached his 50th Grand Slam quarterfinal- an Open era record, while Gilles Muller stunned a stubborn Rafael Nadal in a marathon 5-setter.
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featuretennis2 years ago

Why the ongoing absence of Serena Williams is beneficial to women's tennis

While there is no denying the fact that Serena Williams has been missed ever since her Australian Open triumph this year, her absence may just bring back the competitive edge to tennis, owing to her dominance. Moreover, this might also give us our first glimpse of the post-Serena era.
Rohit George