Maria Sharapova

Sharapova eyes strong finish to season after Tianjin title

Maria Sharapova is looking for a strong finish to a season that began with a doping ban and hit a high in China on Sunday when she won her first title in two years. The former world no. one, who...
Serena Williams

Serena Williams targets Australian Open title defence

Former world number one and new mum Serena Williams is targeting a return to Melbourne Park next year to defend her Australian Open title, tournament director Craig Tiley said on Tuesday. Williams, who won her 23rd grand slam title when...
Dan Evans

Dan Evans banned for one year after testing positive to cocaine

British tennis player Dan Evans has been banned for one year following his positive test for cocaine in April, the International Tennis Federation has announced. Evans has been provisionally suspended since June 26 after failing the test in April at...
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Serena Williams ‘Owns Me’- Says Maria Sharapova

In the space of one hour and eighteen minutes, Maria Sharapova's life would change for ever. On a sunny Saturday afternoon in July 2004, she stepped onto Wimbledon's Centre Court as an unknown 17-year-old and walked off a household name. The...

African players to feature in ITTF’s World Cup in Liege

Two African table tennis players will feature in the men’s event of the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF’s) World Cup, for the first time in history. The tournament would hold from Oct. 20 to Oct. 22 in Liege, Belgium. The ITTF’s...

Sponsorship key to tennis promotion in Nigeria — Coach

A Tennis Coach, Sunday Samuel, says sponsorship is key to not only promotion of tennis but guaranteeing greater tennis league in Nigeria. Samuel made the assertion on Sunday in Abuja in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)...

2017 U.S. Open Tennis Prize Money Increased To Record $50.4 Million

US tennis association (USTA) has announced another 10% increase in the total prize money pool of US Open which will take the total purse to record $50.4 million for 2017 tournament. Both men’s and women’s singles champions will pocket...
Roger Federer

US Open: Federer dumps Mikhail Youzhny in five sets

Roger Federer needed a second successive five-set match to record his 80th victory at the US Open, seeing off fellow veteran Mikhail Youzhny on Thursday. Federer, chasing a record sixth US Open and third major of the year, came through...

Rafael Nadal says return to world No 1 ‘special’

Rafael Nadal has said his return to No 1 in the world for the first time since 2014 is "special", and he is determined to kick on and win more this season. The 31-year-old will officially climb back to the...

Maria Sharapova handed US Open wildcard

Maria Sharapova has been handed a wildcard for US Open and will play in her first Grand Slam event since serving a 15-month doping ban The 30-year-old Russian, who returned from her doping ban earlier this year, was denied a wildcard...