Sharapova storms past Kasatkina as Kerber falls

Sharapova storms past Kasatkina as Kerber falls

MONTREAL, AUGUST 9 (AFP): Maria Sharapova fired 25 winners past hapless Russian compatriot Daria Kasatkina in a 6-0, 6-2 victory at the rain-hit Montreal WTA event on Wednesday, but Angelique Kerber’s first match since capturing the Wimbledon title ended in a sobering defeat.   Sharapova needed just 66 minutes to see off 12th-seeded Kasatkina in […]

Chinese tennis player temporarily banned over Wimbledon ‘coercion’

London, August 9 (IANS): Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai has been banned for six months and was fined $10,000 for breaking tennis anti-corruption rules before Wimbledon 2017.   Former doubles world number one Peng tried to change her women’s doubles partner after the sign-in deadline, the BBC reported.   The Tennis Integrity Unit said on […]

Novak Djokovic into Wimbledon semis like a man on a mission

Novak Djokovic into Wimbledon semis like a man on a mission

Serbia’s Novak Djokovic celebrates winning his quarter final match against Japan’s Kei Nishikori. (REUTERS/Andrew Couldridge   LONDON, July 11 (Reuters):  Three times Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic was a man on a mission after the former world number one beat Japan’s Kei Nishikori 6-3 3-6 6-2 6-2 on Wednesday to reach the semi-finals for the eighth time. […]

Former champion Kvitova makes early Wimbledon exit

Former champion Kvitova makes early Wimbledon exit

Petra Kvitova of the Cezh Republic reacts during her first round match against Aliaksandra Sasnovich of Belarus. (REUTERS/Andrew Boyers)   LONDON, July 3 (Reuters): Twice former champion Petra Kvitova slumped out of Wimbledon in the first round on Tuesday, beaten by inspired world number 50 Aliaksandra Sasnovich of Belarus 6-4 4-6 6-0.   Eighth seed […]

Tennis: Querrey focussed on long Wimbledon run, not honeymoon

Tennis: Querrey focussed on long Wimbledon run, not honeymoon

Sam Querrey of the U.S. shakes hands with Australia’s Jordan Thompson after winning their first round match (REUTERS)   LONDON, July 3 (Reuters): Sam Querrey’s honeymoon plans might be staying on hold for a while if the American continues to play as he did in his Wimbledon opener against Jordan Thompson on Monday.   The […]

What we learned at Wimbledon: Never count out Roger Federer

What we learned at Wimbledon: Never count out Roger Federer

LONDON, July 17 (AP): Never count out Roger Federer. Seems obvious, right? Especially after he won his record-breaking eighth Wimbledon championship and second Grand Slam title of this resurgent season.   There have been times, though, when folks wondered whether he was done winning major tournaments. He was getting older. He went 4½ years without […]

Muguruza blows away Venus to take first Wimbledon crown

Muguruza blows away Venus  to take first Wimbledon crown

LONDON, July 15 (Reuters): Garbine Muguruza clinched a maiden Wimbledon title on Saturday with a stunning 7-5 6-0 demolition of Venus Williams, whose dreams of a fairytale victory at the age of 37 were blown apart in a devastating second set.   After some tense early exchanges, the Spaniard cut loose, winning nine straight games […]

Sania advances in women, mixed events

Sania advances in women, mixed events

London, July 9 (PTI): Capping off a great day for India, Sania Mirza advanced to the third round of both the women’s and mixed doubles events, while Rohan Bopanna and Purav Raja also won their respective mixed doubles matches at the Wimbledon here.   Mirza and Croatia’s Ivan Dodig, who are seeded fourth, needed an […]

Federer, Djokovic enter last 16 at Wimbledon

Federer, Djokovic enter last 16 at Wimbledon

London, July 9 (IANS): Seven-time champion Roger Federer and three-time winner Novak Djokovic were in imperious form as they both posted convincing Centre Court victories in the third round of the Wimbledon Championships here.   Second seed Djokovic was too strong for former world number 10 Ernests Gulbis of Latvia on Saturday. The Serb prevailed […]

Kvitova sends Wimbledon warning with Birmingham title

Kvitova sends Wimbledon warning with Birmingham title

Birmingham, June 25 (REUTERS): Petra Kvitova showed she will be a serious contender at Wimbledon after beating Australian Ashleigh Barty 4-6 6-3 6-2 to win the Aegon Classic in Birmingham on Sunday, in just her second tournament since returning from a knife attack injury.   The Czech, a Wimbledon winner in 2011 and 2014, suffered […]