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: 18 January, 2017

Tennis Articles

Margaret Court yells at cloud

Margaret Court yells at cloud

by , 26 May 2017

Margaret Court, eh? Nothing like a God-bothering old battle-axe to stir up the Twitters. Like Grampa Simpson yelling at a cloud, Margaret Court says she won’t fly Qantas ever again because the CEO, Alan Joyce, says Qantas is in favour of same-sex marriage.

Stosur, Gavrilova into Strasbourg semis

Stosur, Gavrilova into Strasbourg semis

by , 26 May 2017

Samantha Stosur and Daria Gavrilova are on track to meet in a rare all-Australian WTA final after advancing to the last four of the claycourt event in Strasbourg.

2017 French Open: Women’s singles preview

2017 French Open: Women’s singles preview

by , 25 May 2017

With the absence of several stars, this year’s French Open women’s field is the most wide open for a long time.

With Federer out and Djokovic struggling, can anyone beat Rafa in France?

With Federer out and Djokovic struggling, can anyone beat Rafa in France?

by , 24 May 2017

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.

2017 French Open: Men’s singles preview

2017 French Open: Men’s singles preview

by , 24 May 2017

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.

Thiem ends Nadal’s 17-match win streak in Italy

Thiem ends Nadal’s 17-match win streak in Italy

by , 20 May 2017

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.

Sharapova out, draw wide open: Who will win the French Open?

Sharapova out, draw wide open: Who will win the French Open?

by , 18 May 2017

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.

Rafael Nadal’s greatest triumph

Rafael Nadal’s greatest triumph

by , 18 May 2017

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

Shock as convicted doper, world No.211 denied French Open wildcard

Shock as convicted doper, world No.211 denied French Open wildcard

by , 17 May 2017

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.

Roger Federer to skip French Open

Roger Federer to skip French Open

by , 16 May 2017

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


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