World No. 1 Serena Williams averted a disaster on Centre Court as she battled back from the brink to enter the fourth round at Wimbledon 2015 on Friday. In a thrilling third round encounter against British No. 1 Heather Watson, the top seed once again showed her incredible fighting spirit to pull through 6-2, 4-6,
This was the dreaded second round match for Rafael Nadal that the tennis world was talking about when the draw came out. World No. 102 Dustin Brown – a dreadlocked German player of Jamaican origin had shellshocked Nadal on the grasscourts of Halle last year. And with his flamboyant serve-and-volley game, he was expected to
The grass turfs of Wimbledon are all set to host another Grand Slam. There is some rich history when it comes to the competition and Indian tennis players have had their share in the same. Over the years, Wimbledon has witnessed some memorable Indian performances. This year also, the Indian players will come into the
The 2015 French Open is at the epitome of excitement right now and it would be the best time to cherish some memories. The clay courts in France have seen some memorable Indian performances over the years and this year also, a lot of hopes are riding on the tennis stars. Names like Sania Mirza,
Sixth seed Rafael Nadal began his quest for a record-extending tenth French Open crown with a routine 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 win over French wildcard Quentin Halys in Paris on Wednesday. The win helped the Spaniard improve to 67-1 at Roland Garros. Top seed Novak Djokovic too began his campaign at the year’s second Slam with
It was not a happy return to the French Open for Indian ace Mahesh Bhupathi as he lost his first round in men’s doubles in Paris on Tuesday. Bhupathi, who had teamed up with rising star Nick Kyrgios, went down 3-6, 1-6 to the French-Australian combination of Thanasi Kokkinakis and Lucas Pouille. Bhupathi/Kyrgios fail to
After Saina’s feat a week ago, here’s a peek at some of the Indian sports stars that have reached No.1 ranking in their respective sports.
A host of celebrities congratulated Sania Mirza on the social media after the Indian doubles ace reached the pinnacle of world rankings. Mirza clinched the coveted numero uno spot after she and partner, Martina Hingis captured the Family Circle Cup in Charleston on Sunday. This was the third title in a row for the Indo-Swiss
Days after shuttler Saina Nehwal became the World No. 1, another Hyderabadi climbed to the pinnacle of the world rankings. Sania Mirza created history on Sunday by becoming the first Indian woman tennis player to rise to the top of the doubles rankings after she and partner Martina Hingis clinched the Family Circle Cup at Charleston.
Leander Paes is expected to join the Mahesh Bhupathi-founded International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) this season. Media reports suggest that the 41-year-old doubles ace wants to keep himself free for the year-end tennis extravaganza. Leander Paes raised doubts about IPTL last April In April last year, the 15-time Grand Slam champion had raised serious doubts