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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

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
Indian Wells: Rafael Nadal beats Verdasco; Djokovic, Serena progress
Indian Wells: Rafael Nadal beats Verdasco; Djokovic, Serena progress

Nadal beat Verdasco to progress to the fourth roundWorld No. 5 Rafael Nadal erased the bitter memories of his painful first round defeat at the 2016 Australian Open with a 6-0, 7-6(9) win over compatriot Fernando Verdasco in the third round of the BNP Paribas Open on Tuesday.The last time the two Spaniards had locked horns, it was Verdasco who emerged victorious at Melbourne Park in five sets. But this time, the fourth seed was more cautious and

Mar 16 2016
Indian Wells: Stan Wawrinka, Victoria Azarenka cruise as Andy Murray falls
Indian Wells: Stan Wawrinka, Victoria Azarenka cruise as Andy Murray falls

Up next for her is the 2011 US Open champion Samantha Stosur Former champion Victoria Azarenka cruised on a day when the BNP Paribas Open was left reeling from the shocking upset of World No. 2 and 2009 runner-up Andy Murray. The Belarusian, seeded 13th, prevailed 6-4, 6-3 over Australian Open quarter-finalist Shuai Zhang to enter the fourth round.The former World No. 1, who started her season with a title at Brisbane, was in impeccable form

Mar 15 2016
Australian Open 2016: Konta, Kerber through to semi-finals
Australian Open 2016: Konta, Kerber through to semi-finals

We bring you a round-up of the action as first-time Grand Slam semi-finalist Johanna Konta went through to take on Angelique Kerber in the semi-finals, with Kerber herself taking a more convincing win.Johanna Konta vs Shuai ZhangBritish No. 1 Konta has been doing well recently, as has Chinese challenger Shuai Zhang, who scalped Simona Halep earlier in the tournament.Konta also started off with an upset, ousting World No. 7 Venus Williams from the

Jan 28 2016
The Dab dance - latest celebration for sports stars
The Dab dance - latest celebration for sports stars

Victoria Azarenka celebrating a win with the now viral Dab danceThe Dab Dance has become the latest sensation, where it comes to sports’ celebration. Sportsmen and sportswomen across the spectrum seem to be Dab dancing to celebrate euphoric moments for them.Recently, we saw Victoria Azarenka dab dancing after fourth round win at the 2016 Australian Open. Jesse Lingard of Manchester United's brought the 'dab' dance phenomeno

Jan 27 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 preview: Can Sharapova make it tough for Serena?
Australian Open women’s quarter-finals preview: Can Sharapova make it tough for Serena?

We are now down to the business end of the season’s first Slam as the first day of the quarter-finals at the 2016 Australian Open is here. The women’s singles draw witnessed a constant exodus of seeds through the first four rounds, yet the last-eight matches promise to be very entertaining.Two Career Slammers clash in the much-awaited second quarter-final of the day on Tuesday as Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova meet again. Another

Jan 25 2016
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