Record prize money at Australian Open 2017

The Australian Open has increased prize money to record levels for 2017, with the focus on those players beaten in the early rounds of the tournament. The total prize fund is up 14% on 2016 at 50m Australian dollars (£29.4m),...

Magnificent Murray claims year-end No. 1 in ATP Rankings

Andy Murray clinched year-end No. 1 in the ATP Rankings, making the 17th different player to do so in history (since 1973). The milestone was achieved in dramatic fashion on Sunday when he defeated his rival for top spot,...

Tennis chiefs plan revamp of Davis, Fed Cup finals

Tennis chiefs plan to adopt the NFL's Super Bowl model, by selecting fixed-venue cities in advance for their showcase Davis and Fed Cup finals. The switch away from one of the finalists hosting the decider is part of a broader...

Maria Sharapova drug ban reduced to 15 months

Maria Sharapova's two-year doping ban has been reduced to 15 months following her appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport. The five-time Grand Slam winner, 29, was initially banned by the International Tennis Federation for two years after testing...

24 players vie for slots at African Junior Tennis Championships

No fewer than 24 junior tennis players are currently in camp ahead of the forthcoming African Junior Tennis Championships (AJC) in Togo from Jan. 10 to Jan. 22. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that national junior sensations, Oyinlomo...

Murray reaches China Open final with win over Ferrer

Andy Murray reached the final of the China Open with a straight-sets win over David Ferrer in Beijing on Saturday. Murray prevailed 6-2 6-3 in a one-sided contest and will now face Grigor Dimitrov in Sunday's decider. "I did well," Murray said...

Serena Williams speaks on police violence

Serena Williams has voiced her fears about police violence, writing on Facebook: "I won't be silent." The US tennis star posted that she found herself feeling wary of law enforcement during a recent journey with her teenage nephew. Williams said that...

Australian Open 2017: Venus oust Barthel to reach quarter-finals

Venus Williams on Sunday swept aside Germany’s Mona Barthel to reach the quarter-finals of the Australian Open for the seventh time. The 36 year-old seven-time Grand Slam champion won 6-3 7-5 in Melbourne. Williams, the oldest player in the women’s singles,...

Australian Open 2017: Konta to face Serena in quarter-final

Johanna Konta produced another terrific performance to beat Russian Ekaterina Makarova and set up an Australian Open quarter-final against Serena Williams. Konta, seeded ninth, saw off 30th seed Makarova 6-1 6-4 to reach the last eight without dropping a set. The...

Wuhan Open: Konta beats Shuai to reach last 16

Johanna Konta beat Zhang Shuai of China in straight sets to reach the last 16 at the Wuhan Open. Konta, seeded 11th, won 6-3 6-3 and goes on to face Spanish seventh seed Carla Suarez Navarro in round three. Another victory...