Category Archives: Tennis

Djokovic claims first win of season in 51 minutes

Novak Djokovic took just 51 minutes to win his first game of 2016, easily beating Dustin Brown 6-2, 6-2 in the opening game of the Qatar Open on Monday.

Sharapova pulls out of Brisbane International

Defending champion and tournament drawcard Maria Sharapova has withdrawn from the season-opening Brisbane International with a left forearm injury, organisers said Tuesday.

Sharapova, Halep pull out of Brisbane International

Defending champion Maria Sharapova and top seed Simona Halep pulled out of the Brisbane International Tuesday citing injuries, depriving the contest of two of its main drawcards.

Federer says ‘SABR’ still part of arsenal

World number three Roger Federer on Friday said he will keep honing his chip-and-charge ”SABR” tactic as he prepares for the 2016 season with a new coaching team.

Roger Federer [photo: Commons Wikimedia/Carine06]

Tennis: Federer confirms Olympic mixed doubles with Hingis

Roger Federer confirmed Friday that he will team up with fellow Grand Slam winning star Martina Hingis for Switzerland in the mixed doubles at the 2016 Olympics in Rio.

Tennis: Nadal ‘happy to keep going’ after disastrous year

The former world number one ended his reign as French Open king at the quarterfinal stage this year and also failed to reach the semifinal of the US Open, Australian Open and Wimbledon.

Tennis: Bad boys Tomic, Kyrgios turned corner: TA chief

Bad boys Nick Kyrgios and Bernard Tomic have matured and turned the corner, Tennis Australia chief Craig Tiley says, after a season which will be remembered for all the wrong reasons.

Serena Williams (Wikimedia Commons)

Tennis News: Serena Williams back at Indian Wells

Serena Williams is back at Indian Wells for the first time in 14 years, and the world’s top-ranked women’s player is in a forgiving mood.