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Tennis

With 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.

Tennis Articles

The key to tennis stardom: What you don’t do

The key to tennis stardom: What you don’t do

by , 31 Jul 2014

Without the luxury of teammates to take the spotlight, our tennis aces are never far from the public eye, so it’s hardly surprising they are judged more harshly than other athletes. We scrutinise their every life decision and the media spare no details of personal dramas or romantic scandals. The present state of Australian tennis […]

Dellacqua moves to career-high world No.31

by , 29 Jul 2014

Australia’s Casey Dellacqua has jumped two spots on the women’s world tennis rankings to a career-high No.31. Dellacqua joined compatriot 19th-ranked Samantha Stosur in the top 32 on Monday, and is now a chance of being seeded at next month’s US Open. “Feeling a tad excited that I am at a new career high of […]

Split with Tomic mutual, says IMG

by , 18 Jul 2014

Global management company IMG has confirmed its split with Bernard Tomic, just as the troubled Australian tennis star scored his first back-to-back match wins since January. The agency used Twitter to announce it had cut ties with the 21-year-old on Thursday, but didn’t specify reasons. Reports earlier in the week suggested it had terminated his […]

Kyrgios splits from coach after Wimbledon

by , 13 Jul 2014

Rising Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios has split from coach Simon Rea two weeks after stunning top-ranked Rafael Nadal to reach the Wimbledon quarter-finals. Kyrgios announced on his website that he was switching to two Australian coaches – Josh Eagle and Todd Larkham – to spend more time at his home in Canberra. The 19-year-old […]

What we learnt from the 2014 Wimbledon men’s final

What we learnt from the 2014 Wimbledon men’s final

by , 8 Jul 2014

Unlike the lopsided women’s final which lasted just under an hour, the men delivered in a classic match between Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic. Novak Djokovic entered his third Wimbledon final, seeking redemption after being thrashed in straight sets by Andy Murray last year, while Roger Federer entered the match having dropped serve and a […]

Stosur wins Wimbledon doubles

by , 8 Jul 2014

Samantha Stosur has ensured a happy ending to a frustrating Wimbledon campaign after claiming the fifth grand slam doubles title of her career. The Australian and Serbian playing partner Nenad Zimonjic beat Max Mirnyi and Hao-Ching Chanwon 6-4 6-2 in Sunday’s mixed doubles final. Stosur’s second mixed doubles title at the grass court grand slam […]

Djokovic back to No.1; Kyrgios to No.66

by , 8 Jul 2014

Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic went back to the top of the world rankings on Monday while Andy Murray slipped to No.10, his lowest place for six years. The 27-year-old Serb replaced Rafael Nadal as the world’s top player following his five-set triumph over Roger Federer in Sunday’s final at the All England Club. Australia’s 19-year-old […]

Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer turn in an epic Wimbledon final

Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer turn in an epic Wimbledon final

by , 7 Jul 2014

Novak Djokovic had to play the tennis of his life to beat a gallant Roger Federer overnight to capture a second Wimbledon singles crown and a seventh Grand Slam. The scoreline said it all – 6-7 6-4 7-6 5-7 6-4 in a tick under four hours of enthralling tennis, with the icing on the cake […]

What we learnt from the 2014 Wimbledon women’s final

What we learnt from the 2014 Wimbledon women’s final

by , 7 Jul 2014

After years of underperforming following her 2011 Wimbledon triumph, Petra Kvitova is back on the Grand Slam dais. She thrashed Canada’s Eugenie Bouchard in straight sets to win her second title at the All England Club. It was the shortest Wimbledon final measured by time since 1983. In an impressive display, she lost only three […]

Djokovic downs Federer in Wimbledon final

by , 7 Jul 2014

Novak Djokovic has finally rediscovered his grand slam mojo by withstanding a stirring Roger Federer fightback to claim a second Wimbledon title. Djokovic denied Federer a record eighth All England Club title as he triumphed 6-7 (7-9) 6-4 7-6 (7-4) 5-7 6-4 in a classic Wimbledon final on Sunday to ensure he will recapture the […]


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