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Allegations of fixing in tennis absurd, says former World No.1 Dinara Safina
Allegations of fixing in tennis absurd, says former World No.1 Dinara Safina

Safina accused BBC of being ratings driven while outrightly dismissing the corruption allegations.Media reports that leading tennis players were allegedly involved in fix-up matches are absurd, former women's World No.1 Dinara Safina has said.Last month BBC as well as BuzzFeed News reported that over the last decade players, who had been ranked among the world's top 50, including winners of Grand Slam titles, were involved in match-f

Feb 5 2016
Reports of corruption in tennis unsubstantiated, says Russian Tennis Federation chief Shamil Tarpischev
Reports of corruption in tennis unsubstantiated, says Russian Tennis Federation chief Shamil Tarpischev

CaptionThe media reports of corruption in global tennis lack facts, president of the Russian Tennis Federation Shamil Tarpischev has said.The BBC and Buzzfeed earlier reported that elite tennis players, including winners of Grand Slam titles, "have been repeatedly flagged to the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) over suspicions they have thrown matches," reports Tass."There is nothing behind these accusations. This is just this corporati

Feb 5 2016
5 things we learned from the Australian Open 2016
5 things we learned from the Australian Open 2016

The Australian Open 2016, the first Grand Slam of the calendar year, had everything a tennis fan could ask for. Shocking upsets, new rising stars, epic matches and scandals kept the fan on tenterhooks from the start of the tournament till the very end. With three of the show courts flaunting their roofs, tournament director Craig Tiley earned his yearly dose of praises from players and rightly so. The rain made sure that it played its part in th

Feb 4 2016
What could the 2016 Australian Open results mean for the rest of the year?
What could the 2016 Australian Open results mean for the rest of the year?

Australian Open 2016 champions: Angelique Kerber and Novak DjokovicThrills and spills, shocks and surprises – the 2016 Australian Open had it in copious amounts. While the eventual champion on the men’s side was the tournament favourite Novak Djokovic, nobody envisaged Angelique Kerber to be the women’s champion. There were many other players who stood out during the fortnight.If you missed out on any of the action, you need not

Feb 4 2016
5 best matches at the Australian Open 2016
5 best matches at the Australian Open 2016

Emotion and passion, drama and thrills, comebacks and upsets – we have seen it all for the past fortnight at the 2016 Australian Open.  If you missed out on any of the action, you need not worry! You can easily relive all the matches of the tournament on the Sony LIV website and App. You can find all the highlights, winning shots, key moments, interviews and much more. With the season’s first Slam having just concluded, it is a

5 things we learned from the Australian Open 2016
5 things we learned from the Australian Open 2016

The hungriest wolf in the pack : Novak Djokovic with the Australian Open 2016 The Australian Open 2016, the first Grand Slam of the calendar year, had everything and more a tennis fan could ask for. Shocking upsets, new rising stars, epic matches and scandals kept the fan on tenterhooks from the start of the tournament till the very end. With three of the show courts flaunting their roofs, tournament director Craig Tiley earned his yearly

Feb 3 2016
Australian Open 2016: A look back at the best players of the tournament
Australian Open 2016: A look back at the best players of the tournament

  The Australian Open saw some hits, some misses and a lot of surprises early on in the tournament.The women’s draw in particular saw some significant upsets, with a majority of the seeded players crashing out in the earliest stages of the tournament.Among them were former World No. 2 Simona Halep, 10th-ranked Venus Williams – who made her return to the top 10 after a resurgence in late 2015, Kristina Mladenovic and Ana Ivan

Feb 2 2016
Angelique Kerber and the power of self-belief
Angelique Kerber and the power of self-belief

At 28, Angelique Kerber beat World No. 1 Serena Williams for her first ever Grand Slam title“At the end of the day, it’s important that your convictions are stronger than your doubts,” – Novak Djokovic after his four-set semi-final win over Roger Federer at the 2016 Australian Open.Nobody could have said it better than the World No. 1, who’s now a six-time Australian Open champion. For every player, self-belief is an

Feb 2 2016
Andy Murray's Australian Open heartbreak no surprise
Andy Murray's Australian Open heartbreak no surprise

Murray lost the final to Djokovic in straight setsWhile the rest of the world - including World No.1 Novak Djokovic - slept on Saturday night, Andy Murray had snuck out of his hotel room to watch brother Jamie win the men's doubles title at the Rod Laver Arena.Ordinarily, you would expect, it would not have been an issue but for the fact that just hours later, Murray, the junior, was due on court for his fifth shot at Australian Open glory, r

Feb 2 2016
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