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Murray’s pups proudly display their master’s medals (Olympics Diary)


August 8th, 2012 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, August 8 (IANS) Tennis star Andy Murray won a gold and a silver medal for Great Britain, but had his medals snatched away - by his two ... Read more...

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Olympic tennis: Federer content with silver medal


August 6th, 2012 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 6 (IANS) Swiss tennis great Roger Federer has said he was satisfied with an Olympic silver medal, following his loss to Briton Andy Murray in the men's ... Read more...

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Olympic tennis: Murray takes gold for Britain at Wimbledon


August 5th, 2012 - 11:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Andy Murray ended his unsuccessful history at Wimbledon by thrashing Switzerland's Roger Federer to win the men's singles Olympic tennis gold for Britain here ... Read more...

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Olympic tennis: Bryan twins win gold for US


August 5th, 2012 - 12:30 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) American pair Bob and Mike Bryan defeated French duo Michael Llodra and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in a close-fought men's doubles Olympic tennis final here at the ... Read more...

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Olympic tennis: Sharapova in women’s singles final


August 4th, 2012 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's Maria Sharapova ousted Maria Kirilenko in straight sets in an all-Russian semifinal at the Olympic tennis tournament here Friday.Sharapova swept past Kirilenko 6-3, ... Read more...

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Olympic tennis: Tradition takes back seat at All England Club


August 3rd, 2012 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 3 (IANS) The "home of tennis" is known for its tradition and strict adherence to rules, but during the Olympic Games the venue is looking noticeably different.Gone are ... Read more...

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Olympics: first medal in, hopes alive in badminton and tennis (Overall India Roundup)


July 31st, 2012 - 12:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 31 (IANS) Rifle shooter Gagan Narang opened the medal count for India at the London Olympics by winning a bronze here Monday, and hopes for more laurels ... Read more...

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Olympics: Saina, Jai Bhagwan stay on course as archers, shooters bow out (Overall Roundup)


July 30th, 2012 - 10:13 am ICT by IANS
London, July 30 (IANS) Badminton star Saina Nehwal made a confident start, while boxer Jai Bhagwan followed his senior teammate Vijender Singh in the round of 16 to give ... Read more...

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Djokovic happy about playing Olympics on grass


July 26th, 2012 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 26 (IANS) Former world No.1 Novak Djokovic from Serbia has said he is looking forward to playing on grass at the All England Club where he won ... Read more...

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Federer, Azarenka top seeds at London Olympics


July 24th, 2012 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 24 (IANS) World number one players Roger Federer and Victoria Azarenka will head the list of seeded players in the draws for the London Olympics' tennis tournament.The ... Read more...

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Sharapova enthusiastic about dream Olympic debut


July 23rd, 2012 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 23 (IANS) Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova has said that she had dreamt of competing in the Olympic Games since she was a child and is looking ... Read more...

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Wimbledon postponed by a week to let players rest


July 20th, 2012 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Wimbledon will be moved back a week from 2015 to allow players extra rest after the French Open, organisers said.Play at Wimbledon currently starts ... Read more...

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China’s tennis team faces uphill task at London Olympics


July 9th, 2012 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 9 (IANS) Superstar Li Na will lead the Chinese charge at the All England Club for the 2012 London Olympic tennis event which features the strongest ever ... Read more...

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Paes-Vesnina beat top seeds to enter Wimbledon final


July 8th, 2012 - 1:27 am ICT by IANS
London, July 7 (IANS) Leander Paes and Elena Vesnina upstaged top seeds Bob Bryan and Liezel Huber to enter the mixed doubles final at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships here Saturday.The ... Read more...

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Bellucci only Brazilian in Olympics tennis singles


June 27th, 2012 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
Rio De Janerio, June 27 (IANS) Thomaz Bellucci will be Brazil's sole singles representative at the London Olympics, the Brazilian Tennis Confederation (CBT) announced.The World No.76 received a wildcard ... Read more...

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Sania-Bethanie reach second round at Wimbledon


June 27th, 2012 - 12:49 am ICT by IANS
London, June 26 (IANS) India's Sania Mirza and her American partner Bethanie Mattek-Sands had it easy in the first round of the women's doubles of the Wimbledon as they notched ... Read more...

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No-fly zone over Wimbledon to prevent terror attack


June 25th, 2012 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 25 (IANS) A no-fly zone has been declared over Wimbledon for the first time since the 9/11 terror attacks.Aircraft have been banned from flying below 500 feet over ... Read more...

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Point to prove for Indian stars at Wimbledon


June 24th, 2012 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 24 (IANS) The bickering trio of Leander Paes, Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna will have a point to prove when the Wimbledon Championships start here Monday.Seeded fourth, ... Read more...

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Djokovic, new king of tennis in 2011


December 21st, 2011 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 21 (IANS) With three Grand Slam and five Masters titles, the world number one ranking, a 70-6 win-loss record and a record prize money haul of $12.6 ... Read more...

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Europa Cup: Spurs strike thrice in five minutes against Rovers


September 30th, 2011 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 30 (IANS) English Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur scored three goals in five minutes to come from behind to beat League of Ireland team Shamrock Rovers 3-1 and ... Read more...

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US Open: Wimbledon champion Kvitova falls at first hurdle


August 30th, 2011 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Aug 30 (IANS) Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova crashed out of the US Open Monday, bowing to Romania's Alexandra Dulgheru 6-7(3), 3-6 in the first round.The fifth-seeded Czech ... Read more...

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For Wimbledon final, Murray ready to miss pal Haye’s clash with Klitschko in Germany


April 25th, 2011 - 5:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr. 25 (ANI): British tennis champion Andy Murray may miss close pal and boxer David Haye's long-anticipated world title clash with arch Ukrainian foe Wladimir Klitschko in Hamburg, Germany, on July ... Read more...

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Federer wasn’t making excuses for Wimbledon loss: Bollettieri


July 12th, 2010 - 11:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) Roger Federer's reasons for his shocking Wimbledon quarterfinal loss did not go down well with many, including his opponent Tomas Berdych, but tennis guru Nick Bollettieri ... Read more...

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Nadal storms past Berdych for second Wimbledon title (Lead)


July 4th, 2010 - 10:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 4 (DPA) Rafael Nadal stormed to his second Wimbledon title in three years, hammering Czech Tomas Berdych 6-3, 7-5, 6-4 to win an eighth Grand Slam title Sunday and ... Read more...

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Williams sweeps to Wimbledon title over Zvonareva (Second Lead)


July 3rd, 2010 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 3 (DPA) Serena Williams romped to the fourth Wimbledon title of her career Saturday, requiring just 67 minutes to completely dominate Russian Vera Zvonareva 6-3, 6-2. The blow-out on Centre ... Read more...

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Dominating Williams wins fourth Wimbledon title (Lead)


July 3rd, 2010 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 3 (DPA) Serena Williams comprehensively overpowered Russian Vera Zvonareva 6-3, 6-2 Saturday to win her fourth Wimbledon title and 13th singles Grand Slam. The American world number one now owns ... Read more...

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‘King of Clay’ Nadal nearing legend status: McEnroe


July 3rd, 2010 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 3(ANI): Former American tennis star John McEnroe believes that World No. 1 Rafael Nadal is destined to finish as one of the undisputed legends of tennis.Nadal will be contesting ... Read more...

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Zvonareva aims to upset Williams in Wimbledon final


July 1st, 2010 - 11:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 1 (DPA) Holder Serena Williams and Russian Vera Zvonareva saw off challenges from youngsters Thursday to meet in the Wimbledon women's final. The top seed Williams will be bidding for ... Read more...

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Taiwan’s Lu knocks out Roddick at Wimbledon


June 29th, 2010 - 2:47 am ICT by IANS
London, June 29 (DPA) Taiwan's Lu Yen-Hsun upset three-time finalist Andy Roddick 4-6, 7-6 (7-3), 7-6 (7-4), 6-7 (5-7), 9-7 to become the first Asian man in 15 years to reach ... Read more...

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Federer reigns supreme with crushing win into quarter-finals


June 28th, 2010 - 11:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 28 (DPA) Roger Federer settled comfortably into his accustomed place in the Wimbledon quarter-finals as the six-time champion rediscovered the most lethal of his grass form with a 6-3, ... Read more...

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Wimbledon getting techie with new gadgets


June 28th, 2010 - 6:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 28 (ANI): Wimbledon is getting more and more technically advanced by adopting gizmos to help umpires and players during matches.In fact, tennis fans can experience the tournament, which reaches its ... Read more...

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Wimbledon: Cautious Nadal on guard as right knee worrisome


June 27th, 2010 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 27 (DPA) Rafael Nadal, the 2008 champion, is bracing for Monday's fourth round at Wimbledon, praying that his right knee can stand the strain of a run towards a ... Read more...

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Tennis player spits at crowd after confrontation with spectators


June 26th, 2010 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jun 26 (ANI): Romanian tennis player Victor Hanescu left his match in between after a confrontation with four spectators, which led to him spit at the crowd and storm off court.Four ... Read more...

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Federer enters fourth round at Wimbledon


June 26th, 2010 - 3:08 am ICT by IANS
London, June 26 (DPA) Roger Federer shunted aside the stuttering start of past days Friday as the six-time champion hit full flow in a rousing 6-2, 6-4, 6-2 defeat of Arnaud ... Read more...

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Wimbledon practice more important to Nadal than meeting the Queen


June 25th, 2010 - 4:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 25(ANI): Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal has admitted that he declined an invitation to meet the Queen because he wanted to focus on his second round Wimbledon match against ... Read more...

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