Former French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko crashed out in three sets against outsider Kristina Kucova - who before Monday had not had a WTA main draw in more than a year - in the first round. Firstpost - Published
Naomi Osaka is the reigning US Open champion, the first Japanese to win a Grand Slam singles title and a fast-rising star of tennis -- but do not call her cool.
Osaka bolstered her growing fame as.. DNA - Published
Novak Djokovic enjoyed his first routine victory at this year's US Open at the third attempt on Sunday as the two-time champion eased into the fourth round with a 6-2 6-3 6-3 win over flamboyant.. DNA - Published
Maria Sharapova continued to enjoy working the US Open night shift with a 6-3 6-2 humbling of 10th seeded Latvian Jelena Ostapenko in the third round on Saturday, improving her record to 22-0 under the.. DNA - Published
Fifth seed Petra Kvitova became the latest big name in the women's draw to crash out of the US Open when she lost to Aryna Sabalenka 7-5 6-1 at the Louis Armstrong Stadium on Sunday.
The exit of the.. DNA - Published
Ninth seed Dominic Thiem fought back to defeat American Taylor Fritz 3-6 6-3 7-6(5) 6-4 and reach the fourth round of the US Open on Friday. The Austrian fired down 18 aces and broke Fritz five times.. DNA - Published
Rafael Nadal has feasted on Russian opposition in the past but Karen Khachanov nearly served up a major US Open upset on Friday, forcing the world number one to rally for a breathless 5-7 7-5 7-6(7).. DNA - Published
Serena Williams takes on big sister Venus in the main event of day five at the US Open on Saturday, while defending men's champion Rafael Nadal and women's champion Sloane Stephens are also in action.. DNA - Published
Maria Sharapova overcame a shaky start and survived a spirited fightback from Patty Schnyder to defeat the Swiss veteran 6-2 7-6(6) in the first round of the US Open on Wednesday.
Five-times Grand.. DNA - Published
The vocal support of the home crowd was not enough to carry Canadian Eugenie Bouchard into the second round of the Rogers Cup in Montreal on Tuesday as she fell 6-2 6-4 to Belgian Elise.. DNA - Published
Serena Williams has made a career out of defying adversity so it should be no great surprise if, 10 months after a complicated childbirth, she reclaims her Wimbledon title on Saturday.
Germany's.. DNA - Published
Nine-time Wimbledon champion Martina Navratilova has said her "dream match" would have been on Centre Court against Serena Williams.
Williams will claim an eighth singles crown at the All England.. DNA - Published
Serena Williams will be cheered on, albeit quietly and politely from the Royal Box, by her close friend Meghan Markle, the new Duchess of Sussex, during Saturday's Wimbledon final but when it comes to.. DNA - Published
Serena Williams demonstrated that having a baby had not robbed her of any of her phenomenal tennis skills when she became the first mother in 38 years to reach the Wimbledon final, with a 6-2 6-4.. DNA - Published
The ladies' quarter-final day saw two players - Jelena Ostapenko and Daria Kasatkina - who always play with a unique sweeping style that can lead the spectators into gasps and astonishment. Firstpost - Published
Serena Williams stayed on track for an eighth Wimbledon title as she fought back to beat Italian Camila Giorgi 3-6 6-3 6-4 in a fiercely contested quarter-final on Tuesday.
For the first time in the.. DNA - Published
Kei Nishikori became the first Japanese man in 23 years to reach the Wimbledon quarter-finals and then predicted a "war" with Novak Djokovic to get to the last four.
Nishikori, 28, overcame an arm.. DNA - Published
After more than a week of sizzling 30 degrees Celsius temperatures, the players struggled to find their range on a chilly and blustery Court One, where the 'feels like' temperature dipped to around the.. DNA - Published
Serena Williams has warned her Wimbledon rivals she is nowhere near her best despite powering into the quarter-finals without dropping a set. Williams is chasing an eighth Wimbledon crown and the.. DNA - Published
Dominika Cibulkova continued her excellent run of form by beating Hsieh Su-wei, who beat Simona Halep in the last round. Cibulkova set up a match against twelfth seed Jelena Ostapenko with her victory. Firstpost - Published
Serena Williams was considered a 'dangerous floater' a week ago, but halfway through Wimbledon the American now looks favourite to win an eighth, and perhaps most special, title. The exodus of seeded.. DNA - Published
Newly-crowned French Open champion Simon Halep said she was inspired to win her first Grand Slam title by her manager Virginia Ruzici's feats 40 years ago at Roland Garros.
Until Saturday, Ruzici's.. DNA - Published
She was leading 6-4, 3-0.
She needed to hold her serve for just three more times.
This was the closest she went to a Grand Slam title.
The end result, however, was different. It was bitter for.. DNA - Published
Top seed Simona Halep reached her third French Open final when she stopped hard-hitting Spaniard Garbine Muguruza in her tracks with a 6-1 6-4 semi-final victory on Thursday.
The Romanian, who will.. DNA - Published
Simona Halep insists she feels "no pressure, no expectation" as she looks to reach a fourth Grand Slam final at the French Open. The 26-year-old Romanian tackles 2016 Roland Garros winner and reigning.. DNA - Published
From French Open defending champion Jelena Ostapenko's bad day at the office to lucky loser Marco Trungelliti's 1,000km road trip to sign up for the first round, here's a quick recap of Day one at.. Firstpost - Published
A flustered Jelena Ostapenko became only the sixth female Grand Slam champion to fall at the first hurdle of her title defence on Sunday when she lost to Kateryna Kozlova at the French Open. Zee News - Published
Jelena Ostapenko became only the second defending champion to lose in the first round of Roland Garros when she slumped to a shock 7-5, 6-3 defeat by Kateryna Kozlova of Ukraine on Sunday Firstpost - Published
There was another lesson in history for Ostapenko at Roland Garros this year. She became the first French Open champion since 2004 winner Anastasia Myskina to lose in the first match of her title.. Firstpost - Published