The year’s first Slam has reached the second week and it is the perfect time to have a look back at the 2015 Australian Open so far. While the major title contenders such as Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray still remain in contention, the tournament saw Roger Federer getting upset in the third
Day 8 of the Australian Open saw a vintage performance from Venus Williams. The seven-time Grand Slam champion edged world number six Agnieszka Radwanska in three sets to make her first Slam quarter-final since 2010. Younger sister Serena, meanwhile, battled past Garbine Muguruza to reach the last-eight stage but it was the end of the road
Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova’s quest for the year’s first Grand Slam came to an end as she was shown the door by American rising star Madison Keys on Day 6 of the Australian Open. Amongst the top Indian stars, Mahesh Bhupathi’s campaign ended at Melbourne Park as he lost a tight opener in mixed doubles.
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
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.
Sports Rediscovered files this reports on the Bangalore Raptors vs Hyderabad Aces match live from the KSLTA stadium, Bangalore. The home team lost the match but still managed to win hearts. Mark Philippoussis draws first blood Despite not playing at his menacing best, Hyderabad Aces captain Mark Philippoussis secured a 6-4 victory over Raptor’s captain
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.
The Hyderabad Aces scored a thrilling 28-24 win over the Bangalore Raptors in the second tie of the inaugural edition of the Champions Tennis League (CTL) on Monday. The Hyderabad win makes it two out of two for home teams on Day 1 of the CTL. CTL Kicks off in Hyderabad with Legends Tie The