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2015 US Open Day 5 preview: Djokovic, Williams and Nadal to fire
2015 US Open Day 5 preview: Djokovic, Williams and Nadal to fire

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic   This year’s last and 4th Grand Slam, the US Open, is currently underway the city of New York, USA. The 2-week tournament is being hosted at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens, New York City. The Ladies draw is now truly open as Caroline Wozniacki and Gabrine Muguruza have both lost their round 2 matches. The US

Sep 4 2015
Numbers and statistics from the first four days of the US Open 2015
Numbers and statistics from the first four days of the US Open 2015

Miserly!! The first four days of the 2015 US Open have been packed with upsets, drama and loads of excitement to keep every tennis fan on tenterhooks. From massive number of retirements to the mass exodus of seeds, it has been quite a riveting beginning to the year’s last Grand Slam. As the second round singles action got completed on Thursday, we take a look at some of the numbers that have so far stood out from this year’s US

Sep 4 2015
The Dark Horses : Who can upset Serena Williams at the US Open 2015?
The Dark Horses : Who can upset Serena Williams at the US Open 2015?

Roger Federer and Serna Williams are eyeing their 18th and 22nd Grand Slams respectively Roger Federer and Serena Williams are chasing their 18th and 22nd Grand Slam respectively. Their US Open outing gained even more prominence as soon as the Draws were announced. A close analysis of the Women’s Draw by experts showed that Serena William’s had a tough draw that was laden with potential land mines. Sloane Stephens

Sep 4 2015
US Open Day 3 Round-up: Djokovic, Nadal, Serena through
US Open Day 3 Round-up: Djokovic, Nadal, Serena through

The third day of action at Flushing Meadows saw the commencement of second round action in the singles events. After a number of upsets on Monday, the results in the top half of the draw went much more according to plan. Easy sailing for the seeds:   Djokovic – Nadal headed for Quarterfinal showdown Rafael Nadal (left) and Novak Djokovic (right) progress to the third round at Flushing Meadows After several upsets on the

Sep 3 2015
Venus Williams earns undergraduate degree
Venus Williams earns undergraduate degree

Venus Williams beat opponent Monica Puig in their first round match at the US Open yesterday 7-time Grand Slam winner and former World No. 1 Venus Williams has just been awarded her undergraduate degree, a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, from Indiana University East on the 14th of August this year.  Williams began training to play professional tennis at the age of 10 alongside younger sister Serena, who is widely

US Open 2015: Day 1 round-up
US Open 2015: Day 1 round-up

The first day of play at the 2015 US Open in New York saw largely expected results, but three major upsets surprised players and spectators alike. Among the top players yesterday were World No. 1s Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic, who expectedly cruised through their respective matches in straight sets. A summary of the day’s events: World No. 1 Serena Williams defeated 25-year-old Vitalia Diatchenko of Russia at the Arthur

Sep 1 2015
US Open 2015: Ladies singles round 1 preview
US Open 2015: Ladies singles round 1 preview

This year's fourth and last Grand Slam US Open is going to take place in the city of New York from August 31st to September 13th2015.  This will be the 135th edition of the US Open and will be held at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park of Queens in New York City. Marin Cilic will be out to defend his 2014 US Open Men's singles title whereas Serena Williams will be looking to equal Steffi

Aug 31 2015
US Open women's draw announced: Serena could play Sharapova in SF and Azarenka in final
US Open women's draw announced: Serena could play Sharapova in SF and Azarenka in final

The draws were announced today for the 2015 US Open, and the biggest question on everyone’s lips was who would be thrown in the path of Serena Williams as she seeks to complete a calendar Grand Slam. Here’s a break-down of the women’s draw: First-round matches Serena Williams, who is also the reigning champion at the tournament, will play 86th-ranked Vitalia Diatchenko of Russia in the first round; this will be the

Aug 27 2015
Hot and Not: A pre-tournament analysis of the 2015 US Open
Hot and Not: A pre-tournament analysis of the 2015 US Open

We Are the Champions: Roger Federer and Serena Williams The post-Wimbledon lull is a thing of the distant past. With the US Open 2015, the last Grand Slam of the year barely a week away, things have been heating up. Soon after Wimbledon, there was news of Philip Kohlschreiber winning the Austrian Open at Kitzbuhel and Dominic Thiem winning the Swiss Open in Gstaad, Switzerland. Rafael Nadal kindled fans’ hopes by showca

Aug 26 2015
John McEnroe says he can beat current World No. 1 Serena Williams
John McEnroe says he can beat current World No. 1 Serena Williams

John McEnroe and Serena Williams during an event Serena Williams may well be the greatest female tennis player of all time, but seven-time Grand Slam champion-turned commentator John McEnroe says he could defeat the 21-time Grand Slam winner, the Daily Mail reports. “I believe that I could still take her,” McEnroe, who is currently on the PowerShares senior tour, said on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live”. Williams, 33,

Aug 21 2015
The IPTL 2015 promises to be bigger and better
The IPTL 2015 promises to be bigger and better

Mahesh Bhupathi (left) during the IPTL press conference earlier this month The IPTL 2015 is finally here! The match between Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer was a massive success in 2014 drawing huge crowds. Now, last year’s IPTL teams- Philippine Mavericks, Indian Aces, UAE Royals and Singapore Slammers - are returning for another chance at the title. But, this year, it gets even bigger, with Japan Warriors joining in the co

Aug 20 2015
Cristiano Ronaldo is the most charitable athlete, according to a survey
Cristiano Ronaldo is the most charitable athlete, according to a survey

Cristiano Ronaldo In a recent survey, conducted by the website DoSomething.org, Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo was revealed as the most charitable athlete. The 30-year-old Portuguese forward has contributed to many causes, that include donating a whopping sum of $83000 to a 10-year-old fan for his brain surgery and also granted a sum of  $165000 to a cancer center in his country that provided treatment to his mother. WWE Superstar

Aug 17 2015
Forbes lists Maria Sharapova as the wealthiest female athlete for the 11th consecutive year
Forbes lists Maria Sharapova as the wealthiest female athlete for the 11th consecutive year

Maria Sharapova continues to lead the Forbes list of wealthiest female athletes Forbes released their list of world’s highest paid female athletes and Maria Sharapova of Russia topped the list for a 11th straight year. Eight out of the ten athletes on the list are tennis players. Williams earned $24.6 million from prize money and endorsements between June 2014 and June 2015, while Sharapova banked $29.7 million. Sharapova bounced bac

Aug 13 2015
Muguruza prepares for US Open with 'positive mindset'
Muguruza prepares for US Open with 'positive mindset'

Garbine Muguruza Madrid, Aug 6 (IANS) Spanish-Venezuelan professional tennis player Garbine Muguruza has confirmed that she is in a "very positive state of mind" at the start of her quest for the 2015 US Open in New York. Before entering the last stretch of the season, the World No.9 noted that she feels "very comfortable" on hard court. The tournament begins on August 31, reports Efe. In an interview with a sponsor o

Aug 6 2015
Serena Williams believes she still has room to improve
Serena Williams believes she still has room to improve

Williams insists her best is yet to come Looking to complete her calendar Grand Slam, and equal Steffi Graf’s record of 22 Grand Slam titles, Serena Williams has a truckload of confidence heading into the US Open and believes that although her mental game seems to be at its peak, there is more room for improvement in her tennis, as reported by the Times of India: "I'm playing some of my best mental tennis. My actual ten

Jul 31 2015
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