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VIDEO: The tennis racquet that sounds like Maria Sharapova
VIDEO: The tennis racquet that sounds like Maria Sharapova

Maria Sharapova’s grunts and screams on court are the stuff of legend. She’s been made into memes, jokes and been the subject of several hilarious videos. The sound she makes on court is even louder than that of her more powerful competitor Serena Williams, and spectators have complained of the immense noise the Russian former No. 1 makes on court.Now, a Japanese engineer named Seiya Kobayashi has invented a tennis racquet that when s

Feb 9 2016
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

5 reasons why Angelique Kerber triumphed at the Australian Open 2016
5 reasons why Angelique Kerber triumphed at the Australian Open 2016

Angelie Kerber with her maiden Grand Slam title What is the power of self-belief? Pose this question to the latest Australian Open Champion Angelique Kerber and she will offer to become your €˜Belief Coach€™. Does a Belief Coach exist? If not, she just opened doors to a new career this day. Stepping onto the Rod Laver Arena to play her first ever Grand Slam Final, the 28-year old  Kerber knew

Jan 31 2016
A dream come true for the Australian Open champion Angelique Kerber
A dream come true for the Australian Open champion Angelique Kerber

Kerber shocked the world when she beat the World No. 1 Serena Williams in the Australian Open final.German Angelique Kerber has described winning her maiden Grand Slam title as a "dream come true" after she shocked World No.1 Serena Williams in the women's singles final of the Australian Open here on Saturday night.Kerber, who won in a three-set epic, 6-4, 3-6, 6-4, said never in her wildest dreams would she imagine winning the Aust

Jan 30 2016
Australian Open diary: Angelique Kerber and Serena Williams, or the improbable virtue of belief
Australian Open diary: Angelique Kerber and Serena Williams, or the improbable virtue of belief

Angelique Kerber is the toast of Melbourne after winning the 2016 Australian Open‘Belief’ is a strong word, and is one of the go-to answers whenever an athlete is questioned about the reason for his or her unexpected victory. But how big a role does belief really play in an upset? Is it all about having faith in yourself, is or it about developing the special skills required to put a champion off her game? And is some of it also

Jan 30 2016
Angelique Kerber upsets Serena Williams to lift Australian Open trophy
Angelique Kerber upsets Serena Williams to lift Australian Open trophy

The 7th seed won her first ever Grand Slam title at the Australian Open today7th seed Angelique Kerber pulled off a stunning three set upset – beating World No. 1 and reigning champion Serena Williams 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 to win the Australian Open.Kerber broke Williams early on to take the lead and the set, with the No. 1 coming back in the second. A long, hard-fought deciding set would see nearly an hour of back-and-forth, with Williams fighting

Jan 30 2016
Australian Open Women’s Final preview: Serena looks to tie Graf with 22nd Slam title
Australian Open Women’s Final preview: Serena looks to tie Graf with 22nd Slam title

Williams will look to equal Steffi Graf’s record with a win hereJust one more win separates the World No. 1 Serena Williams from equalling Steffi Graf’s Open Era record of 22 singles Slam titles. The American missed this grand opportunity at the US Open last year and she is all set to make amends at this Slam.Only the seventh seed Angelique Kerber stands in her way.The German defeated Great Britain’s Johanna Konta to get a chanc

Jan 29 2016
2016 Australian Open: Can Angelique Kerber beat the 'great' Serena Williams?
2016 Australian Open: Can Angelique Kerber beat the 'great' Serena Williams?

On the verge of history, will Williams be stopped again?Women’s tennis, over the years, has always been more competitive and unpredictable when compared to Men’s tennis. A quick glance at the list of Grand Slam winners over the last decade is proof enough. While there have been 15 different Grand Slam winners among the Women from 2005 to 2015, the Men’s side has had just 8 of them during the same period.This year’s Austral

Jan 28 2016
Australian Open Women’s semi-finals preview: Serena, Kerber aim for the final
Australian Open Women’s semi-finals preview: Serena, Kerber aim for the final

If tennis fans had expected that there would be no more upsets on the women’s side during the second week of the 2016 Australian Open, they were in for a shock. Heavily-favoured two-time former champion Victoria Azarenka was dumped out of Melbourne Park as the German No. 1 Angelique Kerber made her maiden Grand Slam semifinal at the Open.She faces Great Britain’s history-maker Johanna Konta, who is also through to the last four for th

Jan 28 2016
Serena Williams in finals of Australian Open 2016
Serena Williams in finals of Australian Open 2016

Williams will play either Angelique Kerber or Johanna Konta in the finalReigning champion Serena Williams is the first finalist in the Australian Open after a straight sets – 6-0, 6-4 victory over Polish 4th seed Agnieszka Radwanska in Melbourne.Williams displayed raw power in the first set, demolishing Radwanska in a mere 20 minutes – a lead she took despite not hitting a single ace in the set. She absolutely annihilated her Polish o

Jan 28 2016
Australian Open diary: Djokovic's and Murray's negativity, Federer's casualness, and Azarenka's nerves
Australian Open diary: Djokovic's and Murray's negativity, Federer's casualness, and Azarenka's nerves

Two days ago I had written about how lonely and difficult a tennis player’s life can be, not unlike any ordinary person’s. But the more you watch the pros in action, the more you realise just how many things they have in common with us. Here's a look at some of the most human traits I noticed among the top players over the last couple of days:Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray have a pathological need to berate themselves An

Jan 27 2016
Australian Open: Women's quarter-finals - Day 1 report
Australian Open: Women's quarter-finals - Day 1 report

Day 1 of the women's quarter-finals at the 2016 Australian Open saw a couple of very interesting matches take place. Here we take a look at the results from the matches today and how the winners were chosen.Agnieszka Radwanska vs Carla Suarez-NavarroOn paper, this had looked like a relatively easy match. 4th seed Radwanska, who had been in splendid form of late, was up against 10th seed Carla Suarez-Navarro of Spain, who had not had the easie

Jan 26 2016
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