While the men’s tournament at the US Open produced produced a predictable outcome with Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer reaching the final, the women’s draw turned out to be a total surprise with two Italian women reaching their first Grand Slam final. All this and more in our weekly recap of world tennis. Novak Djokovic
Italy’s Flavia Pennetta went home with the US Open Women’s title after defeating childhood friend Roberta Vinci 7-6, 6-2 in the final. Roberta Vinci, who reached the final after defeating Serena Williams, was a favorite to win the title at Flushing Meadows. However, Pennetta had other plans. After a tough fought first set, Pennetta managed
The hopes of Serena Williams making history by winning four Grand Slams in a calendar year came crashing down as she was knocked out of the US Open semifinals by a gutsy unheralded Italian, Roberta Vinci. Serena faced unseeded Roberta Vinci in the semi-finals of the US Open. She seemed destined to reach the final
Roger Federer and Maria Sharapova booked their places in the second week of the French Open as the third round began on Friday. While the Swiss maestro looked at his flawless best against Bosnian Damir Dzhumur, defending women’s champion Sharapova comfortably came through a potentially tricky test against former runner-up Samantha Stosur. Another former winner
‘’She prepares, I finish’’ – Martina Hingis on her chemistry with Sania Mirza. That’s exactly how the hottest women’s doubles team on the WTA Tour has notched up 14 consecutive victories! Sania Mirza, who had been partnering Chinese Taipei’s Hsieh Su-Wei since the beginning of 2015, decided to join forces with the former World No.