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Zhang Shuai: The biggest surprise of the 2016 Australian Open
Zhang Shuai: The biggest surprise of the 2016 Australian Open

Zhang Shuai caused the upset of the tournament by knocking out World No.2 Simona Halep in the first roundThe recently concluded Australian Open saw many upsets early in the tournament. Many unseeded players cut short the path of favorites and other seeded singles players. This was more prevalent in the Women’s singles tournament than the Men’s.Many top players like Simona Halep, Garbine Muguruza, Petra Kvitova, etc were beaten by rela

Feb 8 2016
Andy Murray and Rafa Nadal feel the burn!
Andy Murray and Rafa Nadal feel the burn!

Andy Murray won a plate for his runner-up effort at the Australian Open a second year running, while Rafael Nadal had the worst possible result – a first-round exit, also known as a wooden spoon.

Feb 7 2016
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

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

Feb 3 2016
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 report card: A look back at how the top players performed in the tournament
Australian Open 2016 report card: A look back at how the top players performed in 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
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