On a hot and humid Tuesday, champions Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray and Petra Kvitova raised the mercury level as they raced into the second round of the 2015 Wimbledon Championships. But two of last year’s standout performers – 2014 runner-up Eugenie Bouchard and 2014 semi-finalist Simona Halep, had to endure a miserable time
Battling a mild flu, Maria Sharapova opened her title defense at the 2015 French Open with a 6-2, 6-4 win over veteran Estonian Kaia Kanepi in Paris on Monday. Joining her in the second round were two-time Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka and Italian Open runner-up Carla Suarez Navarro. But it was the end of
After the exodus of eight women’s seeds on the opening day of the Australian Open, seeds continued to tumble even on Day 2. Four men’s seeds and three women’s seeds wilted in the Melbourne heat while the big title contenders made smooth progress into Round 2 on Tuesday. Meanwhile, former World No. 1s Caroline Wozniacki
The new season has well and truly begun and the year’s first Grand Slam – the Australian Open – begins this Monday. The first two weeks of 2015 have thrown up a mix of old warhorses and young guns emerging as Women’s champions in the various warm-up events before the Australian Open. Are we going
On a chilly day at New Delhi, tennis was served hot at the vibrant RK Khanna Tennis Stadium as Pune Marathas were crowned champions of the inaugural Champions Tennis League (CTL). Former Australian Open runner-up Marcos Baghdatis stole the show as he helped the Pune team edge past the Delhi Dreams 27-23. Legends Singles: Pat
The home fans got to witness an edge of the seat thriller on Monday when the Pune Marathas took on the Hyderabad Aces in the last league game of the Champions Tennis League. Marcos Baghdatis fought it out for the Pune Marathas in the tie-breaker set as he defeated Mikhail Youzhny of the Hyderabad Aces
The picturesque Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex in Pune was all set for a breathtaking contest as the Pune Marathas hosted the Bangalore Raptors on a beautiful Sunday evening in the last leg of the Champions Tennis League. Amidst the enthusiasm and energy of the home crowd, the Marathas handed the Raptors a 26-20 defeat.
From then on, every point won by the Pune Marathas was followed by the ball boys in the stands screaming and chanting-“ Lopez, please come back”, “ Lopez please win”, “ C’mon Lopez”; and the rest of the Bangalore Raptors crowd literally pleading their man to make a comeback.
With both teams tied at 24-24, the match went into a tie-break where Baghdatis beat Lopez to give Pune a thrilling win. This was the Pune team’s second win in a row and the Bangalore team will feel hard done to lose a match that they were leading comfortably.
One day after beating Bangalore Raptors,Hyderabad Aces were beaten in a close contest by Pune Marathas in the Champions Tennis League on Tuesday. Australian Mark Phillippoussis, better known as ‘the Scud’ for his big serve and booming groundstrokes, gave the Hyderabad team an early lead with a 6-3 win over countryman Pat Cash.The fact that