Today is

Tennis News

Added July 12th, 2016 by Ian

Andy Murray and Serena Williams take Wimbledon Singles Titles

Scotland’s Andy Murray and Serena Williams of the U.S. won the Wimbledon men’s and women’s singles titles respectively at the All England Tennis Club in London. Murray, who is ranked number two in the world, beat Milos Raonic of Canada by scores of 6-4, 7-6, 7-6 on July 10th while the top-ranked Williams beat fourth-ranked Angelique Kerber 7-5, 6-3 a day earlier. The 29-year-old Murray has now won two Wimbledon singles events as he also took it in 2013 and has three Grand Slam titles in all in 11 finals. The 25-year-old Raonic, who was born in Montenegro and moved to Canada at the age of three, was playing in his first Grand Slam final. He’s also the first Canadian male to play in a Grand Slam final.

 
Bookmark and Share
Added June 14th, 2016 by Ian

Maria Sharapova could have tennis ban reduced

Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova is generally considered to be the top-earning female athlete in the world for the past decade, but she likely won’t be making any money on the court for the next year or two. She has been banned for failing a drug test, but an International Tennis Federation tribunal has said she didn’t intentionally cheat. Sharapova and Max Eisenbud, her agent, claim they didn’t know the drug she tested positive for, meldonium which is also known by its brand name of Mildronate, was on the banned substance list. However, there are those who feel the drug shouldn’t be on the banned list since it can remain in a person’s system for quite some time and it doesn’t really enhance and athlete’s performance.

 
Bookmark and Share
Added February 1st, 2016 by Ian

Novak Djokovic ties Australian Open record with sixth championship

Novak Djokovic of Serbia tied a men’s singles tennis tournament record in Melbourne on Sunday, January 31 when he won the Australian Open for the sixth time. The 28-year-old beat Andy Murray of Scotland in three straight sets 6-1, 7-5, 7-6 (7-3) to equal the previous mark of half a dozen wins which was set by Roy Emerson of Australia. Djokovic reached the final this year by beating Roger Federer in the semis while Murray made it by taking out Milos Raonic of Canada. Emerson won his six Australian Opens in a short period of time as he achieved the feat between 1961 and 1967.

 
Bookmark and Share
Added February 1st, 2016 by Ian

Serena Williams upset by Angelique Kerber at Australian Open

American tennis star Serena Williams was arguably sports’ most dominant athlete when she entered the Australian Open tennis tournament down in Melbourne. And that’s why the 34-year-old’s loss in the women’s singles final to 28-year-old Angelique Kerber of Germany on January 30th is considered such an upset. It was Kerber’s first appearance in the final of a Grand Slam tennis event in her 33rd major appearance. Kerber is now the first German woman to win a major tennis tournament since Steffi Graf back in 1999 while Williams was draw level with Graf’s mark of 22 wins in major singles competitions.

 
Bookmark and Share
Added August 26th, 2015 by Ian

Pro tennis players getting better with age

 
Added September 9th, 2014 by Ian

14th-seeded Marin Cilic captures U.S. Open

 
Added April 7th, 2011 by Jonas

Djokovic the new king of clay?

 
Added April 7th, 2011 by Jonas

Nadal teaches Federer a lesson again