Tag Archives: Tennis


Siegemund, Zvonareva claim US Open women’s doubles title

09 September, 2020 10:33 pm 10:33 pm

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Germany’s Laura Siegemund and Russian Vera Zvonareva captured the US Open women’s doubles crown with a 6-4 6-4 win over third seeds Nicole Melichar of the United States and China’s Yifan Xu on Friday. The unseeded German-Russian duo, who had never competed together before the US Open, broke their opponents three … Read More


Tennis: Shutdown brings coaches’ struggles to the fore

06 June, 2020 11:14 pm 11:14 pm

MUMBAI (Reuters) – Financial aid has slowly trickled in for tennis players in the lower echelons of the sport during the COVID-19 shutdown but the vast majority of men and women who coach them for a living have been left to fend for themselves. Some, like Simona Halep’s coach Darren Cahill, continue to be paid … Read More

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Tennis world commits over $6 million for COVID-19 player relief program

05 May, 2020 9:02 am 9:02 am

LONDON (Reuters) – Tennis’s governing bodies and the organisers of the four Grand Slams said on Tuesday they will raise over $6 million (4.8 million pounds) to help players affected by the sport’s current shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The player relief program will target about 800 singles and doubles players collectively on the … Read More

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Nadal pessimistic over chances of return to normal for tennis

04 April, 2020 8:55 am 8:55 am

(Reuters) – Rafa Nadal has said he is very pessimistic about the possibility of tennis returning to normal any time soon because of the new coronavirus pandemic that shut down the sport last month. Professional tennis has been suspended until the end of July, at the earliest, and the Spaniard said on Sunday that serious … Read More

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Federer calls for ATP/WTA merger, Gaudenzi sees chance for unity

04 April, 2020 8:45 am 8:45 am

(Reuters) – Roger Federer called on Wednesday for a merger between the men’s ATP Tour and the WTA, which runs the women’s circuit, as tennis wades through a lengthy coronavirus shutdown with lower-level professionals in deep financial crisis. The tennis season was suspended in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the hiatus will continue … Read More

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Djokovic opposes compulsory coronavirus vaccination

04 April, 2020 9:42 am 9:42 am

BELGRADE (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic faces a dilemma if it becomes compulsory for players to get vaccinated before they can begin competing once the tennis season resumes following the hiatus created by the coronavirus pandemic, the world number one said on Sunday. “Personally I am opposed to vaccination and I wouldn’t want to be forced … Read More

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Murray beats Wawrinka to win first title since hip surgery

10 October, 2019 8:57 am 8:57 am

BELGIUM (Reuters) – Andy Murray claimed his first ATP title since having career-saving hip surgery as he fought off Stan Wawrinka in an engrossing duel in the European Open final in Antwerp on Sunday. Former world number one Murray, who appeared on the brink of retirement after losing in the first round of the Australian … Read More


Federer cruises past Ramos-Vinolas in Shanghai

10 October, 2019 10:39 pm 10:39 pm

BEIJING (Reuters) – Roger Federer eased past Albert Ramos-Vinolas 6-2 7-6(5) to reach the last-16 of the Shanghai Masters on Tuesday, avenging a defeat to the Spaniard in their last meeting at the same stage of the tournament in 2015. Second seed Federer, who received a first-round bye, broke Ramos-Vinolas twice in the opening set … Read More


Osaka sets up quarter-final clash with Andreescu in Beijing

10 October, 2019 8:51 pm 8:51 pm

BEIJING (Reuters) – Fourth seed Naomi Osaka beat American Alison Riske 6-4 6-0 in the China Open in Beijing on Thursday to set up a quarter-final clash with US Open champion Bianca Andreescu. Osaka, who won the Pan Pacific Open in Japan last month, converted five of eight break points and won the final 10 … Read More

Home favourite Osaka makes winning start at Pan Pacific Open

09 September, 2019 4:23 pm 4:23 pm

TOKYO (Reuters) – Hometown hero Naomi Osaka recovered from a sluggish start to beat Bulgarian qualifier Viktoriya Tomova 7-5 6-3 and reach the quarter-finals at the Pan Pacific Open in Japan on Wednesday.  Making her first appearance at the tournament after a first-round bye, Osaka’s serve looked shaky in the early stages and she soon … Read More

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Serena survives scare to reach US Open third round

08 August, 2019 9:23 am 9:23 am

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Serena Williams survived a second-round scare at the US Open on Wednesday with a 5-7 6-3 6-1 win over American wildcard Catherine McNally to keep alive her hopes of securing a record-tying 24th Grand Slam title. World number eight Williams, who captured the first of her six US Open titles two … Read More

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Former tennis champion Stephens ousted by Russian qualifier

08 August, 2019 10:11 am 10:11 am

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Former champion Sloane Stephens was stunned by Russian qualifier Anna Kalinskaya 6-3 6-4 in the first round of the US Open after an inconsistent display during which she was unable to find any sort of rhythm. The American 11th seed, who triumphed here in 2017, fought off two match points but … Read More

Nadal fit and ready for hardcourt challenge at US Open

08 August, 2019 9:27 am 9:27 am

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Rafa Nadal was forced out of the US Open last year in the semi-finals with a knee injury but the in-form Spaniard declared himself fit and ready for the punishing hardcourts at Flushing Meadows. Nadal’s hopes of defending his 2017 US Open title last year were crushed when his chronic knee … Read More

Tennis: ITF postpones India-Pakistan Davis Cup tie to November

08 August, 2019 10:09 pm 10:09 pm

MUMBAI (Reuters) – India’s Davis Cup tie against Pakistan at Islamabad next month has been postponed to November under ‘exceptional circumstances’ after a security review, the International Tennis Federation (ITF) said on Thursday. The All India Tennis Association had last week written to the ITF asking them to shift the Sept 14-15 tie to a … Read More

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Relentless Djokovic beats Pouille to reach semi-finals

08 August, 2019 11:48 am 11:48 am

COLUMBUS (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic wore down Lucas Pouille after an even first set, dispatching the Frenchman 7-6(2) 6-1 in a Cincinnati Masters quarter-final in Ohio. The match was much closer than when the pair met in the Australian Open semi-finals in January, when Djokovic conceded only four games before going on to win the … Read More