6:03 pm February 23, 2015 | No Comment
Paris. Rafael Nadal has slipped a place to four in the latests ATP Rankings published on Monday after losing his first semi-final on clay in 12 years in Rio. The third spot previously occupied by the Spaniard is now filled by Andy Murray, last in action when losing in the quarter-finals in Rotterdam 10 days […]
1:48 pm January 27, 2015 | No Comment
Melbourne. Iron-willed Czech Tomas Berdych ended eight years of tyranny under nemesis Rafa Nadal to storm into his second Australian Open semi-final on Tuesday after Maria Sharapova inflicted another grand slam reality check on Eugenie Bouchard. Stunned by Sharapova’s 6-3 6-2 demolition of the seventh-seeded Canadian, the Rod Laver Arena crowd were knocked off their […]
11:35 am January 27, 2015 | No Comment
The experienced Maria Sharapova slapped down young pretender Eugenie Bouchard on Tuesday, dominating the ambitious Canadian to set up an all-Russian Australian Open semifinal with dark horse Ekaterina Makarova.
2:59 pm January 26, 2015 | No Comment
Melbourne. Former Grand Slam champion Lindsay Davenport’s protege Madison Keys won her all-American clash with Madison Brengle in straight sets on Monday to cruise into the Australian Open quarter-finals. Unseeded world number 35 Keys downed Brengle 6-2, 6-4 to set up a last eight clash with either fellow American Venus Williams, seeded 18, or Polish […]
5:55 pm January 25, 2015 | No Comment
Melbourne. The Williams sisters and Roger Federer are proof that being on the wrong side of 30 is no barrier to success on the tennis court, but they have had to adjust to stay on top. More than 40 players at this year’s Australian Open are over 30, with Japan’s remarkable Kimiko Date-Krumm the oldest […]
5:42 pm January 25, 2015 | No Comment
Melbourne. Rafa Nadal savored the best win of his campaign at Melbourne Park in felling South African Kevin Anderson 7-5 6-1 6-4 to storm into the Australian Open quarter-finals on Sunday but was reticent to talk up his chances of a 15th grand slam title. On the comeback trail after illness and injury, the Spanish […]
4:00 pm January 22, 2015 | No Comment
Top seeds Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams barely moved out of second gear but still underlined their superior skills with thumping second round victories over Russian opponents at the Australian Open on Thursday.
9:00 pm January 21, 2015 | No Comment
Struggling Rafael Nadal survived a mighty scare before joining Roger Federer and Andy Murray in the men's third round at the Australian Open on Wednesday.
4:44 pm January 21, 2015 | No Comment
Melbourne. The mystery affliction that affected a finger, or fingers, on Roger Federer’s right hand had still not been solved more than an hour after he saw off a spirited performance from Italian journeyman Simone Bolelli at the Australian Open on Wednesday. The 33-year-old Swiss had just been blasted off the court in the first […]
3:10 pm January 20, 2015 | No Comment
Melbourne. Pioneering Chinese tennis star Li Na Tuesday said she has long wanted a child and to be a stay-at-home mum after announcing she was pregnant at the Australian Open. The two-time Grand Slam winner, hugely popular at Melbourne Park where she won the title last year and reached the final in 2011 and 2013, […]
2:11 pm January 20, 2015 | No Comment
After an opening day that saw seeds tumble and local players enjoy unexpected success, the Australian Open went mostly to script on Tuesday as world number one Novak Djokovic and defending champion Stanislas Wawrinka eased into the second round.
4:15 pm January 19, 2015 | No Comment
Melbourne. Grand Slam titan Rafael Nadal eased some self-doubts and Andy Murray took the first steps in overcoming a minefield men’s draw as the curtain went up on the Australian Open on Monday. Nadal, a beaten finalist to Stan Wawrinka last year, turfed out Russian journeyman Mikhail Youzhny in an uncomplicated straight sets victory, while […]