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Nadal wins 13th French Open title, equals Federer’s all-time record with 20th grand slam

Rafael Nadal inflicted one of the most humiliating defeats on great rival Novak Djokovic in the French Open final on Sunday, thrashing the world number one 6-0 6-2 7-5 to lift a record-equalling 20th Grand Slam men’s singles title. The triumph is an iconic moment in the history of men’s singles tennis as Nadal equalled […]

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Injury forces Serena Williams to withdraw from the French Open

Serena Williams withdrew from the French Open on Wednesday after an Achilles tendon injury forced her to do so. The US tennis star, who turned 39 this week, had been due to play Bulgarian Tsvetana Pironkova in the second round in Paris later, but after warming up for the match decided the injury was too […]

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Novak Djokovic’s U.S. Open journey ends abruptly for striking a line judge in the throat

Novak Djokovic’s U.S. Open journey ended abruptly on Sunday after the world number one was disqualified for striking a line judge in the throat. The dramatic moment came when the overwhelming title favourite reacted angrily to going 5-6 down to Spain’s Pablo Carreno Busta in the first set of their fourth-round encounter at an empty […]

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Novak Djokovic and wife Jelena test positive for coronavirus

World number one Novak Djokovic said Tuesday he had tested positive for coronavirus, the Serb star becoming the fourth player to contract the virus after taking part in his exhibition tennis tournament in the Balkans. Djokovic, who is “not showing any symptoms” according to a statement from his spokesperson, joins Grigor Dimitrov, Borna Coric and […]

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Roger Federer tops Forbes’ highest-paid athlete list in the world

Tennis star Roger Federer is the highest-paid athlete in the world, according to Forbes. The 38-year-old earned a total of $106.3 million over the past 12 months, making him the first tennis player to top Forbes’ world’s 100 highest-paid athletes list. Athletes from 10 sports and 21 different countries made the list this year but […]

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Naomi Osaka becomes highest paid female athlete in history

Tennis sensation Naomi Osaka has become the highest paid female athlete in history after earning $37.4 million over the last year, according to Forbes. The 22-year-old amassed her staggering pre-tax total through a combination of prize money and endorsements, raking in $1.4 million more than Serena Williams over the last 12 months. Williams, a 23-time […]

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Wimbledon canceled for first time since World War II due to coronavirus outbreak

Wimbledon organisers announced on Wednesday that the Grand Slam event at the All England club for the this year has been cancelled due to the crisis around coronavirus pandemic. “It is with great regret that the AELTC has today decided that The Championships 2020 will be cancelled due to public health concerns linked to the […]

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Russian five-time Grand Slammer Maria Sharapova announces retirement

Maria Sharapova, the Russian five-time Grand Slam champion who became one of the highest paid sportswomen in the world, announced her retirement at the age of 32 on Wednesday. Florida-based Sharapova, whose Wimbledon victory in 2004, aged 17, propelled her to superstardom, broke the news in an article for magazine Vanity Fair. “I’m new to […]

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French tennis player Elliot Benchetrit  asks ball girl to peel banana, umpire intervenes

French tennis player Elliot Benchetrit  was told off by the match umpire after he asked a ball kid to peel a banana. Benchetrit was facing some trouble in peeling the fruit as his hand was bandaged. In a video shared by tennis writer Alex Theodoridis, a young ball girl is seen holding the banana and […]

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After 2-year break Sania Mirza wins doubles title with partner Nadiia Kichenok

After a  two-year break,  Sania Mirza lifted the WTA Hobart International trophy with partner Nadiia Kichenok after edging out Shaui Peng and Shuai Zhang in the final, here on Saturday. The unseeded Indo-Ukrainian pair pipped the second seed Chinese team 6-4 6-4 in one hour 21 minutes. Playing her first tournament after giving birth to […]

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Leander Paes announces retirement from professional Tennis in 2020

Indian tennis legend Leander Paes on Wednesday announced that he will retire on his illustrious career in 2020, which will be his farewell season on the Pro-circuit. The 46-year-old who won 18 Grand Slam doubles titles has been enduring a lean patch for some time. Paes, who is the most successful doubles player in the […]

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Roger Federer Claims 100th Singles Title

Roger Federer scripted history by winning the 100th title on Saturday at the Dubai Championships. The 20-time Grand Slam winner claimed a record eighth trophy at the Aviation Club. Federer defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-4, 6-4 to lift the Dubai Championships. He was untouched throughout the 69 minute final. Federer said, “It’s so special to win […]