French Open: Sharapova, Murray, Berdych Enter Round 2

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

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French Open: Nadal, Djokovic Slated To Meet In Quarters

Is this finally Novak Djokovic’s year? That’s the question on every tennis aficionado’s mind ahead of the year’s second Slam in Roland Garros. The hallowed clay tournament which had been in the stranglehold of Spanish matador Rafael Nadal suddenly has the most open men’s draw this year, thanks to Nadal’s vulnerability. For the first time

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International Tennis Weekly #5: Djokovic Wins In Monte Carlo

Novak Djokovic continued his amazing run this season by winning the Monte Carlo Masters while the Fed Cup action dominated the headlines as the Czech Republic and Russia advanced to the final. Djokovic beats Nadal in semis; wins second Monte Carlo title The clay court season got underway but it is Novak Djokovic and not Rafael

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2015 IPTL Drafts: Nadal To Play For Indian Aces

International Premier Tennis League, the brainchild of Indian tennis star Mahesh Bhupati is all set for its second season. Detailed schedule is yet to be announced but 2015 season will kick off on December 2 in Japan and will conclude on December 20th. IPTL drafts were also announced today with the entry of Rafael Nadal in

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Australian Open Day 11: Serena, Maria Set Up Final Clash

The Australian Open will witness a blockbuster final showdown as the women’s top two seeds – Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova – booked their places in the summit clash. While Serena will look to win her sixth title at Melbourne Park, Sharapova will continue her quest for her second crown at the year’s first Grand

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Australian Open Day 9: Berdych Beats Nadal To Enter Semis

Tomas Berdych’s big setback of 14-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal in the quarter-finals was the talking point of Day 9 of the Australian Open. The Czech who had lost to Rafa 17 times in a row put up a determined display to stun the world number three in straight sets. He will next face

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Australian Open Day 7: Kyrgios, Sharapova & Bouchard Advance

All the favorites in the men’s and women’s draw advanced to the quarter-finals of the Australian Open on Day 7. While Grigor Dimitrov showed glimpses of his potential in his four-set loss to sixth seed Andy Murray, it was 19-year-old Australian Nick Kyrgios who lived up to the hype with a thrilling five-set win over

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Australian Open Preview – Men’s Draw: Can Djokovic Win Again?

With World No. 1 Novak Djokovic’s dominance at the Australian Open in the recent few years, he is always a safe bet in any prediction for the year’s first Slam. But a Grand Slam does not always follow a pre-determined path as 2014 has shown. Are there more Stan Wawrinkas lurking somewhere or will Roger

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DBS Singapore Slammers Dazzle On Home Soil To Claim First Win

It was a cheerful day for DBS Singapore Slammers as they scripted their first win in the International Premiere Tennis League with a 24-23 victory over the Micromax Indian Aces. The League witnessed its first Super Shootout, with Gael Monfils and Tomas Berdych fighting it out, after their respective teams tied for 23-23.Berdych proved his

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Manila Mavericks overpower Singapore Slammers

Match 2 of the Singapore leg in the inaugural International Premiere Tennis League saw the home team slump down to another loss,this time against a very confident and  spirited Manila Mavericks. Brimming with confidence from their victory over the DBS Singapore Slammers in Manila two nights ago, the Mavericks proved too strong,  winning 4 out of

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