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French Open Women’s Draw analysis: Does Serena Williams have any challenger?
French Open Women’s Draw analysis: Does Serena Williams have any challenger?

Serena Williams in action during the Italian OpenIf there were doubts swirling in the minds of tennis fans about the form of Serena Williams, then the World No. 1 dispelled them with a confidence-boosting performance at Rome last week. The hunger and motivation looked strong as ever and it definitely makes her the unanimous favourite to lay her hands on a fourth trophy in Paris.However, the 34-year-old has not tasted Slam glory since winning the

May 21 2016
French Open: Top 5 contenders for the women’s singles title
French Open: Top 5 contenders for the women’s singles title

Paris is once again decked up as its biggest tennis festival has arrived. There’s feverish excitement all around to see who will reign supreme at the French Open two weeks from now.Undoubtedly, the World No. 1 and defending champion Serena Williams is the hot favourite yet again. Who can be her biggest challengers? We present the top five contenders for the women’s singles title:#1 Serena WilliamsWorld No. 1 Serena Williams endured on

May 20 2016
Rome Masters: Victoria Azarenka, Angelique Kerber fall on a day of upsets
Rome Masters: Victoria Azarenka, Angelique Kerber fall on a day of upsets

A dejected Victoria Azarenka attends her post-match press conference in Rome on WednesdayThe Foro Italico in Rome witnessed a slew of seeds making the exit on Wednesday as five WTA top-10 players fell by the wayside during second round action at the at the Internazionali BNL d’Italia. World No. 2 Angelique Kerber, No. 5 Simona Halep, No. 6 Victoria Azarenka, No. 7 Roberta Vinci and No. 9 Petra Kvitova all were major casualties.It all starte

May 12 2016
Rome Masters 2016 - Resurrection and Realignment: How Ready Are The biggies?
Rome Masters 2016 - Resurrection and Realignment: How Ready Are The biggies?

Serena Williams and Roger Federer have one last chance at Rome to resurrect their clay campaigns. Beset by injuries, th two 34-year-old legends have tricky draws to deal with. What are their chances?Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray now have one nemesis in common – Novak Djokovic. They will have to realign in order to deal with him. How ready are they?Players in Resurrection modeSerena Williams back in the grindSerena Williams will be playing he

May 11 2016
Madrid Open: Victoria Azarenka withdraws, Petra Kvitova knocked out
Madrid Open: Victoria Azarenka withdraws, Petra Kvitova knocked out

Victoria Azarenka during an earlier match at the 2016 Madrid OpenIn a major blow to the Madrid Open, the season’s most in-form player, Victoria Azarenka announced her withdrawal from this prestigious Premier Mandatory claycourt tournament due to a back injury on Wednesday. The fourth seed was supposed to play her third round match later in the day against 19-year-old American Louisa Chirico, who now advances to the quarter-finals.Also Read:

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
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
Victoria Azarenka rewrites record books with title in Miami
Victoria Azarenka rewrites record books with title in Miami

Victoria Azarenka with the trophy in Miami on SaturdayVictoria Azarenka continues to excel in 2016 as she claimed her third title of the season with a 6-3, 6-2 defeat of Svetlana Kuznetsova in the Miami Open final at the Crandon Park Tennis Centre in Florida on Saturday.The win is very significant as it makes her just the third woman in history to complete the coveted Indian Wells-Miami double, a feat achieved by the legendary Steffi Graf (1994,

Apr 3 2016
Miami Open: Azarenka to meet Kuznetsova in final; Kyrgios ousts Raonic
Miami Open: Azarenka to meet Kuznetsova in final; Kyrgios ousts Raonic

Victoria Azarenka in action at the Miami OpenTheir last meeting did not go her way, but there was no stopping former World No. 1 Victoria Azarenka this time as the Belarusian beat the Australian Open champion Angelique Kerber 6-2, 7-5 to reach the final of the 2016 Miami Open on Thursday. Only 2006 winner Svetlana Kuznetsova now stands between Azarenka and her third Miami crown – an achievement that will see her becoming just the third woma

Apr 1 2016
Miami Open 2016: Kerber sets up blockbuster semi-final clash with Azarenka
Miami Open 2016: Kerber sets up blockbuster semi-final clash with Azarenka

Azarenka (left) and Johanna Konta after their quarter-final match at the Miami Open on WednesdayAngelique Kerber had always proved to be a fairly easy opponent for former World No. 1 Victoria Azarenka until the two met at the 2016 Australian Open quarter-finals.Much to everybody’s disbelief, the German played fearlessly and refused to be intimidated by her 0-6 lifetime record against the Belarusian, inflicting a straight-set defeat on the t

Mar 31 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
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
BNP Paribas Open (Indian Wells): Victoria Azarenka shows no mercy in dispatching Magdalena Rybarikova to reach semis
BNP Paribas Open (Indian Wells): Victoria Azarenka shows no mercy in dispatching Magdalena Rybarikova to reach semis

Victoria Azarenka of Belarus shakes hands with Magdalena Rybarikova of Slovakia after a straight set win during day eleven of the 2016 BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells. Victoria Azarenka showed little sympathy against an ailing Magdalena Rybarikova as the Belarussian eased to a 6-0 6-0 victory over her Slovak opponent to book a BNP Paribas Open semi-final berth on Thursday.The 2012 champion polished off the opening set in just 34 minutes as

Mar 18 2016
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