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US Open champion Osaka says fame won’t affect her game

US Open champion Naomi Osaka admitted Saturday she is still grappling with her newfound stardom but believes the overwhelming attention won’t affect her game at the season-ending WTA Finals in Singapore. The 21-year-old stunned 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams in a controversial final at Flushing Meadows in September. After becoming the first Japanese player […]

Wang on brink of year’s biggest win as rain stops play

RECASTS WITH WANG Chinese number one Wang Qiang was on the brink of the biggest win of her season Friday when rain abruptly stopped her quarter final against world number five Elina Svitolina. The 26-year-old was serving for the match at 15-30, 5-2 in the second set — after cruising to a 6-2 victory in […]

Tennis: WTA Wuhan Open results

Results of Wednesday’s WTA Wuhan Open matches at the Optics Valley International Tennis Centre (x denotes seed): Singles – 3rd Round: Monica Puig (PUR) bt Caroline Wozniacki (DEN x2) 7-6 (12/10), 7-5 Ashleigh Barty (AUS x16) bt Angelique Kerber (GER x3) 7-5, 6-1 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) bt Petra Kvitova (CZE x5) 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 Qiang […]

Eid pictures Of Mom-to-be Sania Glows with Husband Shoaib Malik

By Atiya Riffat The Eid-ul-Fitr this year is a extraordinary event for tennis star Sania Mirza and her husband cricketer Shoaib Malik, as they are expecting the introduction of their first kid. The couple is celebrating the favorable celebration of Eid with their family. On the event of Eid, Sania and Shoaib posted lovely pictures […]

President PTTF: Efforts to Promote Table Tennis are Underway

by Sanniah Hassan [Also] known as the “ping-pong”, table tennis is a sport which usually requires two to four players hitting a lightweight ball back and forth using small bats. The game takes place on a hard surface table usually divided by a net [similar in this regard to badminton and volley ball]. Sports among […]

Sania Mirza’s Sister Anam Mirza Heads for a Divorce

By Atiya Riffat Sania Mirza’s sister Anam, who got married to Akbar Rasheed in 2016, is heading for a divorce. Tennis superstar Sania Mirza will soon be embracing motherhood but things don’t seem to be fine in the life of her little sister Anam Mishra. Anam, who got married to Akbar Rasheed in 2016, is […]

Straight-set loss to Injured Djokovic

MELBOURNE: Former World No.1 Novak Djokovic to work on his fitness after a straight-set loss to South Korea’s young-gun Chung Hyeon in the fourth-round of Australian Open. The Serbian was not looking well while playing against the South Korean as his right elbow was injured and a possible hip/groin injury could be there in the three-straight-set […]

Maria Sharapova gets U.S. open wild card, after 15-month doping ban

Five-time major champion Maria Sharapova of Russia will play her first Grand Slam event since serving a 15-month doping suspension after receiving a wildcard Tuesday into the US Open. The move by the US Tennis Association (USTA) comes after Sharapova, ranked 148th this week, was rejected for a wildcard spot into the French Open and […]

Sharapova gets China Open wildcard

Maria Sharapova has accepted an invitation to make her seventh appearance at the China Open in Beijing. The five-time Grand Slam champion missed Wimbledon and the entire grasscourt season with a thigh injury then was forced to withdraw from her comeback tournament in Stanford with an arm injury last week. The Russian has still only […]

Novak Djokovic Might Not Play US Open Due To Elbow Injury

Novak Djokovic, the former world number 1 is not sure if he can take part in the US Open after his elbow injury. The incident occurred during his quarter-final match in at the Wimbledon, he said that was considering taking a break to recover from the injury in his right elbow. The injury can cause […]

Muguruza stuns Venus to win first Wimbledon title

LONDON: Garbine Muguruza stormed to her first Wimbledon title and shattered Venus William’s history bid with a majestic 7-5, 6-0 victory in Saturday’s final. Muguruza overwhelmed Williams with a supreme display of power hitting in 77 minutes on Centre Court to become only the second Spanish woman to win Wimbledon. Watched from the Royal Box […]

Federer into 11th Wimbledon final, faces Cilic for title

LONDON: Seven-time champion Roger Federer reached his 11th Wimbledon final on Friday, downing 2010 runner-up Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic 7-6 (7/4), 7-6 (7/4), 6-4.   The 35-year-old, bidding to win a record eighth title and become the oldest champion at the All England Club in the Open era, will face Croatia´s Marin Cilic […]

“I’m the favourite? I don’t care”, says Nadal

Rafael Nadal insisted Friday that he didn’t care if he was regarded as the favorite for a 10th French Open, even if his rivals begged to differ. “100% he’s the big favorite,” said Austrian star Dominic Thiem, one of the supporting cast waiting in the wings should the great Spaniard slip up. “Of course I […]

Federer and Murray play Tennis match on floating court

ZURICH: The all time tennis champions, Roger Federer and Andy Murray, both took an unusual move for charity exhibition match against each other, on a floating court made at the Limmat River. The match was played on a boat, at Limmat River. The purpose of the match was to raise the donations for the Roger […]

Tennis: Federer, Nadal to meet again for Miami crown

Miami, United States: The greatest rivalry in tennis resumes on Sunday in the final of the Miami Open when Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal meet at the venue where it all began. It was 13 years ago, at Crandon Park on Key Biscayne where the two first faced each other on a court in an […]