9:30 am December 10, 2014 | No Comment
Miami. The Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) has agreed a 10-year $525 million rights deal with digital media company PERFORM that will see 2,000 main draw singles matches broadcast each year, the governing body said on Tuesday. The deal, described as “game-changing” by WTA chairman and CEO Stacey Allaster, is the largest live media rights and […]
8:45 am December 9, 2014 | No Comment
New Delhi. American legend Pete Sampras lamented Monday the decline of US men’s tennis, saying he didn’t know anyone capable of breaking into the top ranks for his home country. Fourteen-time Grand Slam winner Sampras blamed the increasingly global and competitive nature of top-level tennis, saying it would “take time” before American men were dominant […]
12:46 pm December 1, 2014 | No Comment
Jakarta. Indonesia’s number one national tennis player Christopher Rungkat redeemed last year’s Garuda Indonesia Tennis Open blow by clinching this year’s title after defeating Aditya Hari Sasongko in the final at Jakarta’s Borobudur Hotel on Sunday. Before lifting the trophy, Christopher was forced to let go of the first set, which he lost 4-6. He […]
10:52 am November 27, 2014 | No Comment
Tennis heads into a brave new era this weekend when the International Premier Tennis League debuts its fast-paced, TV-friendly format which is already making waves in the sport.
3:52 pm November 20, 2014 | 1 Comment
  Jakarta. Reigning champion Joseph Sirianni of Australia will return to defend his title at the Garuda Indonesia Tennis Open 2014 at the Borobudur Hotel, scheduled to run from Nov. 24-30. Sirianni won last year’s tournament —  despite having been absent from international competitions since 2011 — by defeating top local talents, including Indonesia’s highest-ranked […]
8:01 pm November 7, 2014 | No Comment
London. Former Wimbledon champion Andy Murray was announced as a global ambassador for the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) on Thursday. Murray has lent his support to the WWF’s fight against poaching and illegal wildlife trade and will help to raise awareness through an initiative in Nepal that trains dogs to track down poaching activity within […]
1:46 pm November 6, 2014 | No Comment
Prague. Germany tackles favorite Czech Republic this weekend looking for a first Fed Cup title since 1992, its heady days of tennis when Steffi Graf was in her prime. The Czechs, champion in 2011 and 2012, will be spearheaded by world number four and Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova and has home advantage on the hardcourt […]
2:22 pm October 25, 2014 | No Comment
  London. Former world number one Rafa Nadal will miss the ATP World Tour Finals next month after opting to have surgery to remove his appendix. The Spanish 14-times grand slam champion told reporters after losing to Croatian teenager Borna Coric at the Swiss Indoors in Basel on Friday that he would have surgery on […]
4:58 pm October 23, 2014 | No Comment
Singapore. Maria Sharapova’s hopes of becoming the year-end world number one went up in smoke Tuesday when she crashed in straight sets to Petra Kvitova at the WTA Finals in Singapore. The Russian superstar needed a win to have any chance of overtaking top-ranked Serena Williams but she blew up in spectacular fashion as Kvitova […]
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