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

Casey Dellacqua retires from tennis

Casey Dellacqua retires from tennis

by , 10 Apr 2018

Australian tennis player Casey Dellacqua has announced her retirement from the sport.

Younger isn’t always better

Younger isn’t always better

by , 30 Mar 2018

The crowd is silent. The air tingles with excitement. Championship point. The sound of the ball hitting the strings sends goosebumps up spectators’ arms.

Channel Nine snatch Australian tennis TV rights away from Seven

Channel Nine snatch Australian tennis TV rights away from Seven

by , 29 Mar 2018

Channel Seven’s run of covering the Australian summer of tennis will come to an end after 2019, with Channel Nine securing the rights to the Australian Open, as well as all lead-up events, for a five-year period beginning in 2020.

Winning tennis’ Sunshine Double

Winning tennis’ Sunshine Double

by , 28 Mar 2018

Winning Indian Wells and the Miami Masters – known as ‘the Sunshine Double’ – is one of the toughest feats in tennis.

WATCH: Tomic loses comeback match in France

WATCH: Tomic loses comeback match in France

by , 21 Mar 2018 Video

Bernard Tomic has made an unsuccessful comeback to tennis following his ill-fated appearance on reality TV.

The incomparable Roger Federer wins yet another Laureus sportsman award

The incomparable Roger Federer wins yet another Laureus sportsman award

by , 2 Mar 2018

The 2018 Laureus sportsman of the year award, which goes to the sportsman who best demonstrates supreme athletic performance and achievement, has gone to Roger Federer.  

Kyrgios slams Gavrilova’s tennis tantrum

Kyrgios slams Gavrilova’s tennis tantrum

by , 28 Feb 2018 Video

Nick Kyrgios says he would have been “banned for six years” if he’d behaved like countrywoman Daria Gavrilova at the WTA event in Mexico.

Revamp proposed for Davis Cup

Revamp proposed for Davis Cup

by , 27 Feb 2018

The Davis Cup is set to be transformed into an 18-nation World Cup-style tournament under new proposals put forward by the International Tennis Federation.

Simona’s great transformation: How Halep made it to the top

Simona’s great transformation: How Halep made it to the top

by , 22 Feb 2018

It was a warm Wednesday afternoon in Miami. Simona Halep strode back to her chair and sat herself down in a dejected slump.

Kokkinakis breaks six-month losing streak

Kokkinakis breaks six-month losing streak

by , 21 Feb 2018

Injury-plagued Thanasi Kokkinakis has ended his six-month-long losing streak in style with a straight-sets win in Mexico.


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