Caption For every sports fan tennis books are definitely a must. We all want to follow our heroes footsteps and what better way to do that than to read our favourite sportsperson’s book? It gives us an insight into the minds of the players, what they think, how they got to the biggest stage and much more. The books are a great way to know more about our idols and role models. It gives us inspiration to go for glory. It also giv
To Catch a Thief: Serena fought off the attacker, scaring him off Other superheroes should just retire! Tennis’ #1 and one of the Greatest of All Time, Serena Williams recently fought off a thief who was attempting to make off with her mobile phone in true Superwoman style!
Serena Williams - The Superwoman Haven’t we got countless examples of what a superhero Serena Williams can be on the tennis court? Well, recently the World No. 1 and 21-time Grand Slam champion decided to exhibit her superhero skills off court as well – to catch a phone thief! The 34-year-old, who took a break from the tennis Tour after her US Open semi-final loss, shared an anecdote on her Facebook page about how she encounter
Two legends The WTA Finals is the event where the crème de la crème of the Tour assembles to fight for the coveted season-ending title. A win in this tournament is a matter of much prestige and requires even harder work than the Slams as, unlike the Slams, here each opponent is a tough nut to crack. Since its inception in 1972, there have been many winners at the WTA Finals – some have managed to win it just once and so
World No.2 Simona Halep set to face World No.3 Maria Sharapova in the first round The BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore, presented by SC Global was instituted in 1972, and has been staged in several renowned cities such as Los Angeles, New York City, Munich, Madrid, Doha and Istanbul. The tournament, which has a large presence in Asia, will see the season finale held in Singapore through to 2018. It was first held in the city last
Has their relationship(?) gone to the next level??? There’s a rumour doing the rounds that World number 1 women’s tennis ace Serena Williams and rapper Drake are engaged. The two have been spotted together over the last few months and are apparently in a relationship. A few “PDAs” (Public Displays of Affection) between the two have been caught on camera as well. At the bottom of this is 19-year-old tennis profession
Serena Williams with her 21st Grand Slam title at Wimbledon 2015 In the US Open 2014 Serena Williams beat Caroline Wozniacki in the Final to win her 18th Grand Slam. As Williams lied down on the court hands up in jubilation and eyes expressing disbelief of the feat she had just achieved, pundits acknowledged her undying drive to brave all odds. She had not only catapulted herself into the elite company of Chris Evert and Martina Navrat
The most iconic siblings in the history of the sport: Serena and Venus Williams Several pairs of siblings in the history of the game have played doubles tennis together, some more successful than others. Tennis-playing siblings have often seen one outshine the other in their professional tennis careers, and among these are some of the sport’s most iconic surnames – Williams, McEnroe, Djokovic, Safin and others. We chronicle 5 p
Singapre Slammers’ Kyrgios walks onto court for his match against the Manila Mavericks in 2014 After what seems like the longest wait, the latest season of the much awaited International Premier Tennis League is here! With four teams in the last season, including the Philippine Mavericks, Indian Aces, UAE Royals and Singapore Slammers, the league is going to be a ripper of a contest. However, this year will also see the addition of an
Serena has taken the year off a tiring season during which she has won 3 of 4 Grand Slams World No. 1 Serena Williams has opted out of the year ending China Open and the WTA finals, reported Sky Sports. She has lost only three matches all year, taking title wins at the Australian Open, French Open and Wimbledon, missing out on a Calendar Slam in her loss to Roberta Vinci in the US Open semifinals Williams said she needed time off to get he
Andy Murray of Great Britain won the 2012 Olympic Gold medal for Tennis against Roger Federer of Switzerland In 1896, Athens staged the first Modern Olympiad, fulfilling the dream of Baron Pierre de Coubertin, the founder of the International Olympic Committee in 1894. He believed that the Modern Olympic Games would provide a platform for friendly competition in which all difference of status, religion, politics and race would be forgotten.
The Greatest Of All Time – Williams, Navratilova and Graf are among the best the sport of tennis has ever seen Ever since any sport has been played, fans have been motivated to find out who is the greatest player of all time. Whether it be the debate between Don Bradman and Sachin Tendulkar on the cricket field or the debate between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo in soccer. In any case, each player has his own strengths and w
World No. 1 Serena Williams crashed out in the semi-finals of the Open Seeds seemed to be just a number at this year's US Open as several top-ranked players suffered shock defeats at the hands of lower, or even unseeded competitors - the latter happening to World No. 1 Serena Williams, who lost to Italy's Roberta Vinci in the semi-finals of the US Open, ending her opportunity for a Calendar Grand Slam. She wasn't the only one,
Novak Djokovic continues his surge towards the top after winning his 10th grand slam at the US Open Novak Djokovic recently defeated Roger Federer in the finals of the 2015 US Open, which helped him clinch his 10th tennis Grand Slam. The 28-year-old dispatched his experienced Swiss opponent in four sets to win his second title at Flushing Meadows since 2011, making him the fifth most successful player in tennis history and the fo
The pursuit of excellence is mired by obstacles, both physical and mental, in an individual sport like tennis. Athletes earn fame and fortune point by point, match by match and tournament by tournament. Always judged by the media and the world at large, athletes constantly work hard and try to remain unfazed by how their performances are dissected and devoured. The US Open 2015 had everything that a tennis buff could ask for.