Tennis 2017

Roger Federer congratulates Rafael Nadal after their Australian Open matchWith its origins dating back to the United Kingdom in the late 19th century, tennis has become one of the most popular sports in the world, with its four Grand Slam tournaments often one of the most viewed championships on the annual sporting calendar.

Out of the four majors, perhaps the most illustrious tennis tournament is Wimbledon in England, which was the first ever Grand Slam championship.

Professional male tennis players play in the ATP tour while female tennis players participate in the WTA tour.

Some of the greatest ever tennis players from both genders include Pete Sampras, Bjorn Borg, Rod Laver, Margaret Court, Martina Hingis, Martina Navratilova, and present superstars Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic.

2017 Grand Slam calendar

Grand Slam Venue Dates
Australian Open Melbourne Park Jan 16 – Jan 29
French Open Roland Garros May 29 – Jun 11
Wimbledon All England Club Jul 3 – Jul 16
US Open Flushing Meadow Aug 28 – Sep 10

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Last updated: 26 July, 2017

Tennis Articles

Comeback queen Petra Kvitova triumphs in Qatar

Comeback queen Petra Kvitova triumphs in Qatar

by , 20 Feb 2018

Not so long ago, Petra Kvitova’s career hung in the balance. Following a knife attack in her home, which damaged the tendons in her playing hand, many doubted she’d ever play at the highest level again.

Simmons, Kyrgios and Day: Australian sporting exports on the verge of boom time

Simmons, Kyrgios and Day: Australian sporting exports on the verge of boom time

by , 19 Feb 2018

Don’t look now, but this country is within touching distance of an unprecedented golden era for its overseas based male sports stars.

Roger Federer: old is gold

Roger Federer: old is gold

by , 18 Feb 2018

Just by reaching the semi-finals of the 2018 Rotterdam Open Roger Federer became the oldest number one-ranked player in the history of tennis.

Federer becomes oldest world number one

Federer becomes oldest world number one

by , 17 Feb 2018

Roger Federer has added yet another record to his vast collection when he became the oldest ATP world number one by beating Dutchman Robin Haase 4-6 6-1 6-1 to reach the semi-finals in Rotterdam.

Australia’s longest summer of tennis ends with Fed Cup play-offs berth

Australia’s longest summer of tennis ends with Fed Cup play-offs berth

by , 12 Feb 2018

Six weeks after it started, the longest Australian summer of tennis is finally over.

Barty wins opening Fed Cup match for Aust

Barty wins opening Fed Cup match for Aust

by , 10 Feb 2018

Ashleigh Barty has survived an early scare to deliver Australia an opening Fed Cup win against Ukraine in Canberra.

Australia vs Ukraine live stream: How to watch the Fed Cup online or on TV; date, venue, draw

Australia vs Ukraine live stream: How to watch the Fed Cup online or on TV; date, venue, draw

by , 10 Feb 2018

Australia might be fresh off a Davis Cup disappointment last weekend, but the grass courts in Canberra will welcome the women’s Fed Cup team as they host the Ukraine for the right to move into the World Group Playoffs. This is The Roar’s guide to streaming the tie online or watching it on TV.

2018 Fed Cup: Australia vs Ukraine preview

2018 Fed Cup: Australia vs Ukraine preview

by , 10 Feb 2018

This weekend, Australia’s Fed Cup team kicks off their bid to return to the World Group when they face Ukraine on grass in Canberra.

Roger Federer: The definitive GOAT

Roger Federer: The definitive GOAT

by , 10 Feb 2018

Legendary cricket all-rounder Kapil Dev has a firm view that one can never be the greatest of all time, but at most the greatest of their generation.

When will the penny drop, if ever, for Bernard Tomic?

When will the penny drop, if ever, for Bernard Tomic?

by , 5 Feb 2018 Video

The troubled and turbulent career of Bernard Tomic has now reached an all-time low after his latest outburst against Lleyton Hewitt.


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