Posts Tagged "Tennis"

Novak Djokovic defeated Andy Murray in the final at Roland Garros in 2016, becoming the first person since Jim Courier, in 1992, to win the Australian and French Opens in the same year.

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The year’s second Grand Slam tournament is now less than a week away and all eyes will be on Rafael Nadal as he attempts to win a record-breaking tenth French Open title.

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Rafael Nadal’s winning streak ended at 17 matches as he lost in straight sets to Dominic Thiem in the quarter-finals of the Italian Open.

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With the French Open just over a week away, the tournament, already reeling from the absences of Serena Williams and Victoria Azarenka, will now be without another drawcard in Maria Sharapova.

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For those who weren’t paying attention, in rather unceremonious fashion Rafael Nadal won the French Open on Tuesday.

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Two-time former champion Maria Sharapova has been snubbed by French Open organisers, who opted against handing the Russian a wildcard into this month’s clay court grand slam.

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Roger Federer has announced he will not contest the French Open at Roland Garros.

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Nick Kyrgios is in the form of his life and while it’s hard to know what to expect from the clay-court season and French Open, anything less than a semi-final appearance won’t be good enough come Wimbledon.

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Friday, September 11, 2015, Flushing Meadows, New York. Serena Williams has just won the first set 6-2 in 31 minutes, in her semi-final against Roberta Vinci.

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Nine-time French Open champion has handed Australia’s Nick Kyrgios a clay court lesson at the Madrid Open.

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A highly-anticipated first ATP match-up between Australians Nick Kyrgios and Bernard Tomic has failed to eventuate with the latter bowing out of his opening round match at the Madrid Open.

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The average age of tennis’ top 40 is 29.25. The average age of the top ten is on par with that at 29.10.

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As the world’s tennis top players leave their footprints all over clay courts in lead up events to the French Open, there is one notable absence.

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Former world No.1 Maria Sharapova has made a winning comeback to the tour following her 15-month doping ban, beating Italian Roberta Vinci in straight sets in the first round of the Stuttgart Grand Prix.

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When Rafael Nadal raised his hands to the Monte Carlo sky in victory with fists clinched this Sunday, he had a smile on his face that reflected relief more than ecstasy.

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Rafael Nadal claimed a record 10th Monte Carlo Masters title as he geared up for his beloved French Open with a 6-1 6-3 victory against fellow Spaniard Albert Ramos on Sunday.

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Next week, former world number one Maria Sharapova will make her return to professional tennis after serving a 15-month ban for taking a banned substance at last year’s Australian Open.

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Serena Williams is expecting a baby and will not play again in 2017, her representative has confirmed.

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Tennis superstar Serena Williams has appeared to reveal she is pregnant, posting a photo of herself in a bathing suit on Snapchat with the caption “20 weeks.”

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Novak Djokovic survived a second-round scare to beat Frenchman Gilles Simon at the Monte Carlo Masters.

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