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Madrid Open Round-up: Roger Federer withdraws; Garbine Muguruza bites the dust
Madrid Open Round-up: Roger Federer withdraws; Garbine Muguruza bites the dust

Garbine Muguruza in action at the Madrid Open on MondayAll tennis fans who were waiting eagerly for the 35th chapter of the famed ‘Fedal’ rivalry to unfold in the Madrid Open quarter-finals, were in for a major disappointment on Monday as the former World No. 1 Roger Federer was forced to pull out due to a back injury. The Swiss maestro had to curtail his practice session after hurting his back in an earlier training session at the Sp

May 3 2016
WTA Madrid Open: Upsets rule the day as Agnieszka Radwanska, Angelique Kerber bow out
WTA Madrid Open: Upsets rule the day as Agnieszka Radwanska, Angelique Kerber bow out

Dominika Cibulkova pulled off a big upset at the Madrid Open, beating Agnieszka RadwanskaJust a week after defending her Stuttgart title, Angelique Kerber was shockingly shown the door in the opening round of the Mutua Madrid Open on Sunday as the Spanish capital witnessed an exodus of seeds on the first day of the tournament. The second-seeded German was not the only big name to fall as the event also lost its top seed Agnieszka Radwanska i

May 2 2016
WTA Stuttgart: Laura Siegemund shocks Agnieszka Radwanska; to meet Kerber in final
WTA Stuttgart: Laura Siegemund shocks Agnieszka Radwanska; to meet Kerber in final

Laura Siegemund celebrates after her big win over Agnieszka Radwanska in Stuttgart on SaturdayQualifier Laura Siegemund continued her fairytale run at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix as she upset the top seed and World No. 2 Agnieszka Radwanska, 6-4, 6-2 to set up a historic all-German final with second seed Angelique Kerber in Stuttgart on Saturday.This was the seventh consecutive victory for the Stuttgart native, who is amazingly yet to drop a se

Apr 24 2016
WTA Stuttgart Open: Petra Kvitova beats Garbine Muguruza, to meet Angelique Kerber in semis
WTA Stuttgart Open: Petra Kvitova beats Garbine Muguruza, to meet Angelique Kerber in semis

Petra Kvitova in action at Stuttgart on FridayTheir last match at the WTA Finals in October turned out to be a cracker, which is why Petra Kvitova and Garbine Muguruza’s showdown in the quarter-finals of the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart on Friday was a hugely anticipated contest.World No. 7 Kvitova had lost that match despite being ahead in the deciding set. This time, she came prepared for another engaging tussle with the fourth-

Apr 23 2016
WTA Stuttgart: Radwanska, Kvitova through; Halep shocked
WTA Stuttgart: Radwanska, Kvitova through; Halep shocked

A dejected Simona Halep (left) shakes hands with Laura Siegemund after her loss at Stuttgart on ThursdayThe Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart witnessed a major shock as the fourth seed and last year’s semi-finalist Simona Halep was bundled out by German qualifier Laura Siegemund 1-6, 2-6 in the second round on Thursday.The 2014 French Open runner-up was playing her first match at this venue this year and was also suffering from an ankl

Indian Wells: Nadal comes back from the brink; Wawrinka departs
Indian Wells: Nadal comes back from the brink; Wawrinka departs

Nadal came from behind to defeat his opponent 6-7(8), 6-0, 7-5It was a much-anticipated fourth round match on Wednesday between a champion and a precocious talent from the upcoming generation. And it thoroughly lived up to the expectations in terms of shotmaking and drama as three-time BNP Paribas Open winner Rafael Nadal came back from the brink to outlast 18-year-old Alexander Zverev 6-7(8), 6-0, 7-5 after saving a match point.The young Ge

Mar 17 2016
BNP Paribas Open (Indian Wells) 2016: Agnieszka Radwanska reaches semis
BNP Paribas Open (Indian Wells) 2016: Agnieszka Radwanska reaches semis

Agnieszka Radwanska in action at Indian Wells against Petra KvitovaPolish third seed Agnieszka Radwanska fought back from 2-5 down in the second set to reach the semi-finals of the BNP Paribas Open with a 6-2 7-6(3) victory over world number nine Petra Kvitova on Wednesday.Radwanska, who was a runner-up in the event two years ago, raced to a 4-0 lead in the tiebreak before wrapping up victory after a little more than an hour-and-a-half of action

Mar 17 2016
Indian Wells: Rafael Nadal beats Verdasco; Djokovic, Serena progress
Indian Wells: Rafael Nadal beats Verdasco; Djokovic, Serena progress

Nadal beat Verdasco to progress to the fourth roundWorld No. 5 Rafael Nadal erased the bitter memories of his painful first round defeat at the 2016 Australian Open with a 6-0, 7-6(9) win over compatriot Fernando Verdasco in the third round of the BNP Paribas Open on Tuesday.The last time the two Spaniards had locked horns, it was Verdasco who emerged victorious at Melbourne Park in five sets. But this time, the fourth seed was more cautious and

Mar 16 2016
BNP Paribas Open (Indian Wells Masters) 2016: Shocking loss for Hingis-Mirza; Nadal survives
BNP Paribas Open (Indian Wells Masters) 2016: Shocking loss for Hingis-Mirza; Nadal survives

Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis crashed out of the BNP Paribas Open in the second roundOne year ago, it was at the BNP Paribas Open where India’s Sania Mirza and the former World No. 1 Martina Hingis first joined forces and the rest is all history. But their title defense came crumbling much earlier than expected as the top seeds slumped to a shocking 6(7)-7, 4-6 loss to the unseeded but lethal team of Vania King and Alla Kudryavtseva in the

Mar 14 2016
Indian Wells: Serena Williams, Agnieszka Radwanska cruise through
Indian Wells: Serena Williams, Agnieszka Radwanska cruise through

Serena Williams  in action in her match against Yulia Putintseva during day seven of the BNP Paribas Open, March 13, 2016. Top seed Serena Williams turned an early challenge into an eventual cakewalk as she beat Russian-born Yulia Putintseva 7-6(2) 6-0 in the third round of the BNP Paribas Open in California on Sunday.As boxing great Mike Tyson watched on, Williams punched below her weight in the first set, during which she made 29 unfo

Mar 14 2016
Indian Wells: Fast start for Serena, Venus exits; Hingis-Mirza win
Indian Wells: Fast start for Serena, Venus exits; Hingis-Mirza win

Serena Williams progressed to the third roundThe Williams sisters had contrasting fortunes on Friday at the BNP Paribas Open as the top-seeded Serena put up a dominant performance to enter the third round but 10th seeded Venus crashed out.This was the World No. 1’s first match since losing at the Australian Open final in January. There were hardly any signs of rust as Serena needed just 63 minutes to breeze past the 79th ranked German quali

Mar 12 2016
Serena Williams tops WTA rankings for 160th week in a row
Serena Williams tops WTA rankings for 160th week in a row

Serena Williams: Still at the top.United States' legend Serena Williams kept her lead in the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) rankings for the 160th consecutive week with 9,245 points, according to the rankings released on Monday.This week's rankings witnessed no changes as German Angelique Kerber came second with 5,700 points, followed by Polish Agnieszka Radwanska, reports Efe.The current WTA rankings and point scores are as follows

Mar 7 2016
Qatar Open: Kerber, Halep stunned; Mirza-Hingis stretch winning run to 41
Qatar Open: Kerber, Halep stunned; Mirza-Hingis stretch winning run to 41

The reigning Australian Open champions survived a scare before registering their  41st consecutive winThey were the tournament’s top two seeds and were expected to cruise in their opening rounds, but both Angelique Kerber and Simona Halep were surprisingly shown the door at the Qatar Total Open in Doha on Tuesday. While the top seed and Australian Open champion Kerber bowed out 5-7, 1-6 to Saisai Zheng, second seed Halep squandered a l

Feb 24 2016
Qatar Open: All eyes on Australian Open champion Angelique Kerber at Doha
Qatar Open: All eyes on Australian Open champion Angelique Kerber at Doha

Kerber defeated Serena Williams in the Australian Open final to win her maiden Grand SlamThe biggest challenge after winning one’s maiden Grand Slam title is to live up to the burgeoning expectations in the very next tournament. The newly-crowned Australian Open champion Angelique Kerber will be facing a lot of pressure as she makes her much-awaited return to the WTA Tour at this week’s Qatar Total Open at Doha where she is the top se

Feb 22 2016
2016 Australian Open: What to watch on Day 3
2016 Australian Open: What to watch on Day 3

After the shocking upsets on the first two days of the 2016 Australian Open, fans will be eagerly waiting to see what the second round brings. It commences on Wednesday and has a host of intriguing matchups which might send a few more seeds out of the Slam. Which are the matches that should not be missed? Here’s our pick:  

Jan 19 2016
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