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Roger Federer confirms participation in Madrid Masters, Serena Williams withdraws
Roger Federer confirms participation in Madrid Masters, Serena Williams withdraws

Earlier, Federer was not scheduled to take part in the tournamentIn a tale of contrasting fortunes for two of the world’s biggest tennis stars, 17-time Grand Slam winner Roger Federer has announced that he will be playing at the upcoming Mutua Madrid Open while the women’s World No. 1 Serena Williams had to opt out because of flu.“Unfortunately, I have to withdraw from Madrid because I’ve been battling the flu and I’

Apr 29 2016
WTA Madrid Open: Serena Williams pulls out
WTA Madrid Open: Serena Williams pulls out

Serena Williams in action at the Miami Open earlier this year.World No.1 and former champion Serena Williams on Friday withdrew from this year's Mutua Madrid Open tennis tournament.Williams was suffering from flu, ruling her out from returning to the tournament she won in 2012 and 2013, tournament organisers said."Unfortunately, I have to withdraw from Madrid because I've been battling the flu and I'm not at 100%. I look forward

Apr 29 2016
Tennis dominates Laureus Awards as Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams crowned top athletes
Tennis dominates Laureus Awards as Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams crowned top athletes

Novak Djokovic with the Laureus Award in Berlin on Monday (Image courtesy: Reuters)Tennis made a clean sweep of the top Laureus World Sports Awards as World No. 1s Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams were crowned the Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year respectively in Berlin on Monday.Both of them had an exceptionally dominating 2015 season that saw them clinch three Grand Slam titles each. While the Serb won a staggering 82 out of 88 matches, S

Apr 19 2016
WTA rankings: Serena Williams maintains top spot, Agnieszka Radwanska a distant second
WTA rankings: Serena Williams maintains top spot, Agnieszka Radwanska a distant second

Serena WilliamsMadrid, April 11 (IANS) American tennis star Serena Williams kept her lead in the women's rankings with 8.625 points, while Polish Agnieszka Radwanska returned to the second place, according to the list released on Monday.The Polish player is ahead of German Angelique Kerber, who dropped to the third place with 5.740 points.In the women's doubles, India's Sania Mirza and her Swiss partner Martina Hingis retained their t

Apr 11 2016
Nike Athletes salute Kobe Bryant for Mamba Day (4/13) in tribute video
Nike Athletes salute Kobe Bryant for Mamba Day (4/13) in tribute video

Nike’s Mamba Day poster for the 13th April, the date of Kobe Bryant’s last game in the NBA.Kobe Bryant announced his retirement on the 30th of November, prior to the Los Angeles Lakers’ home game against the Indiana Pacers. Thus, we have known for a while now that the ongoing season would be Bryant’s last but the clock has been ticking and the time for his final game at Staples Center (13th April) is just over tw

A look at the most successful winners of the Miami Open
A look at the most successful winners of the Miami Open

The Miami Open may have been done and dusted but it continues to linger in the minds of tennis aficionados simply because of the significance of the wins in the final. There was perhaps no doubt that anybody would be able to foil Djokovic’s chances given how irrepressible he had been in the past year and a half. With his sixth win, he entered the record books joining Ande Agassi as the most successful winners on the men’s side so far.

Apr 7 2016
The big question: Why women deserve equal pay in tennis
The big question: Why women deserve equal pay in tennis

Djokovic in action in the Miami OpenNovak Djokovic is under fire yet again and this time, the matter is a ‘very delicate and sensitive’ one. The decades-old debate that became increasingly significant with time has been initiated yet again, and the world number 1 finds himself in the epicenter of this issue. The topic was initiated by Raymond Moore, the tournament director of the Indian Wells at the time, when he said:&

Apr 4 2016
Serena Williams: Is this the beginning of the end?
Serena Williams: Is this the beginning of the end?

Is Serena Williams on the brink of an end ?Serena Williams is always expected to win - every Slam, every WTA tournament and every match.There’s no one to blame but herself for setting the standards so high. Her dominance on the circuit has been so pronounced and long lived that it’s hard to remember those times when she was down and out, mostly due to injuries. She, along with sister Venus Williams, gave a whole new meaning to Women&r

Mar 29 2016
Miami Open: Serena Williams, Andy Murray face early exits
Miami Open: Serena Williams, Andy Murray face early exits

 Serena Williams congratulates Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia after their match.World No.1 women's player Serena Williams and male Scot star Andy Murray were both eliminated from the Miami Open tennis tournament.Three-time defending champion Williams fell to Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova, seeded 15th, 7-6 (3), 1-6, 2-6 in the fourth round here on Monday and Murray was stunned by Bulgarian 26th seed Grigor Dimitrov 7-6 (1), 4-6, 3-6 in the t

Mar 29 2016
Serena, Murray, Hingis-Mirza fall on a day of upsets at Miami Open
Serena, Murray, Hingis-Mirza fall on a day of upsets at Miami Open

Svetlana Kuznetsova (left) at the net with Serena Williams after their fourth round match at Miami on MondayThe 2016 Miami Open witnessed a day of carnage for the top seeds as a slew of former champions made their exit from Crandon Park on Monday. The most shocking of those losses was the fourth-round upset of the top seed and eight-time winner Serena Williams, who had not lost a match at her home tournament since 2012.Joining the exodus was Worl

Mar 29 2016
Williams' bid for ninth Miami title ends
Williams' bid for ninth Miami title ends

Mar 26, 2016; Key Biscayne, FL, USA; Serena Williams reacts after winning a point against Zarina Diyas (not pictured) during day five of the Miami Open at Crandon Park Tennis Center. Williams won 7-5, 6-3. Geoff Burke-USA TODAY SportsMIAMI (Reuters) - Serena Williams' bid for a ninth Miami Open title came to shock end when the world number one was beaten 6-7(3) 6-1 6-2 in the fourth round by 15th-seeded Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova on Monday.T

Mar 29 2016
Miami Masters 2016: Results
Miami Masters 2016: Results

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic won his fifth Miami Masters title in 2015The Miami Open, an ATP Masters and WTA Premier event, is currently underway in Miami, Florida. Reigning men's champion Novak Djokovic beat Andy Murray for his fifth Miami Masters title, while women’s champion Serena Williams won her third Miami Masters title in a row and eighth overall, beating Carla Suarez-Navarro.The results from each day’s play:SemifinalMen&rsq

Mar 24 2016
Novak Djokovic is completely right: Male tennis players should be paid more than female ones
Novak Djokovic is completely right: Male tennis players should be paid more than female ones

Novak Djokovic celebrating after winning the Indian Wells final against Milos RaonicTennis just can’t catch a break this year, can it? First there was the report of suspected match-fixing in the game, which rocked the start of the Australian Open and dominated the conversation far more than the tennis on the court. Then came Maria Sharapova’s explosive revelation that she had tested positive for a banned substance, meldonium, throwing

Mar 23 2016
Novak Djokovic not in favour of equal prize money in Tennis
Novak Djokovic not in favour of equal prize money in Tennis

Novak Djokovic of Serbia holds up the winners trophy at Indian Wells Tennis Garden on March 20, 2016 in Indian Wells, California.1Tennis World No.1 Novak Djokovic believes that male tennis players should earn more money than their female counterparts, considering the fact that more people watch their matches.Earlier, Raymond Moore chief executive of the Indian Wells tournament, said the women's WTA Tour "ride on the coat-tails of the men

Mar 21 2016
Victoria Azarenka upsets Serena Williams for Indian Wells crown
Victoria Azarenka upsets Serena Williams for Indian Wells crown

Victoria Azarenka with the Indian Wells trophy on SundayWorld No. 1 Serena Williams was clearly not at her best on Sunday but Victoria Azarenka was in no mood to relent as the Belarusian claimed the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells, California with a 6-4, 6-4 defeat of the American. This is the former top-ranked Azarenka’s second triumph in the desert after having previously won the title during her banner year in 2012.She thus continues he

Mar 21 2016
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