reporttennis3 days ago

Australian Open | Federer and Murray through to third round

Former Champion Roger Federer and World No. 1 Andy Murray secured a place in the third round of the year's first Grand Slam with wins over Noah Rubin and Andrey Rublev respectively. Indians Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna advanced to the next round in the women's and men's doubles respectively.
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newstennis14 days ago

Sania Mirza loses World No.1 ranking despite Brisbane Open win

Sania Mirza picked up her first silverware of the season at the Brisbane International Open when the Indian and her doubles partner Bethanie Mattek-Sands beat Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina 6-2,6-3 in the final. In doing so, however, Sania conceded her World No.1 crown to her American partner.
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featuretennis21 days ago

Indian tennis’ lacklustre 2016 – A report card

Sania Mirza's phenomenal success and Leander Paes' completion of his mixed-doubles Career Grand Slam were the only news that brought cheer to Indian tennis fans in an otherwise insipid season.
Sudeshna Banerjee
newstennisa month ago

Sania Mirza : Being a female celebrity, an athlete in this part of the world is difficult

Sania Mirza has opened up on the difficulties she faces being a female celebrity in this nation where “certain questions” are always asked of a woman. The World no.1 in doubles has also downplayed her split with her former partner Martina Hingis, labeling it as an” extremely professional decision”.
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newstennisa month ago

Davis Cup | Rohan Bopanna axed, Mahesh Bhupathi appointed non-playing captain

Mahesh Bhupathi will take over as the non-playing captain of the Indian Davis Cup squad for a two-year term, the All India Tennis Association (AITA) has announced. However, Anand Amritraj will continue as captain for the tie against New Zealand to be played in Pune in February.
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newstennisa month ago

Sania Mirza : I don't think Virat would be the athlete that he is, if he was not aggressive

Indian tennis star Sania Mirza has expressed her admiration for the aggression that Indian Test skipper Virat Kohli brings in his game, saying if you want to be a ‘world beater’ you cannot afford to be ‘docile and mild’ and how people mistake this winning attitude for arrogance.
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newstennisa month ago

Sania Mirza brings me good luck, says Boris Becker

Tennis legend Boris Becker has revealed a good luck routine of having lunch together with Sania Mirza and her doubles partner before every major event. Becker also spoke about his split with Novak Djokovic saying that he is still good friends with the Serb and wished him a strong comeback in 2017. 
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newstennisa month ago

Rio failure continues to rankle Sania Mirza

Doubles specialist Sania Mirza has expressed satisfaction in finishing as the world’s top-ranked player for the second successive year, but the Hyderabadi said her failure to win a medal at the Rio Olympics in August was a disappointment she is unable to come to terms with.
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reporttennisa month ago

IPTL 2016 | Singapore Slammers beat Indian Aces yet again to retain title

Indian Aces’ hopes of regaining the IPTL crown went up in smoke after losing to Singapore Slammers 30-14 in the second straight final held in Hyderabad on Sunday (Dec 11). In the face of a dominant display by Slammers, the Aces failed to win even a single match in the title round.
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reporttennisa month ago

IPTL 2016| Indian Aces suffer loss before the final

Indian Aces have lost the last leg of the Indian Premier Tennis League (IPTL) to UAE Royals 20-24 at the Gachibowli Indoor Stadium in Hyderabad but set up the summit clash against defending champions Singapore Slammers. The Sunday showdown will be a repeat of 2015 edition.
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