Spain’s Badosa ousts world No. 1 Barty at Volvo Car Open

Charleston (US): Paula Badosa beat top-ranked Ashleigh Barty 6-4, 6-3 at the Volvo Car Open. The Spaniard reached the tournament semifinals in her first time at the season’s opening clay-court tournament.…

Barty, Medvedev rise to challenge on tough day at Miami Open

Miami: Aryna Sabalenka clearly labored in the final set of her match. Frances Tiafoe seemed to barely have the energy needed to reach the post-match handshake. Conditions were tough at the…

Women’s tennis devises path back to its usual rankings setup

St Petersburg: The WTA is setting up a way that eventually will return its women’s tennis rankings to their usual 52-week system after a freeze of sorts was put in…

Sindhu wins battle of nerves to enter All England semifinals

Birmingham: Reigning world champion P V Sindhu rallied to eke out a thrilling win over Japan’s third seed Akane Yamaguchi in an intriguing women’s singles quarterfinals of the prestigious All England…

Djokovic into Australian Open final for 9th time

Melbourne: Novak Djokovic reached the Australian Open final for the ninth time by beating No. 114-ranked Aslan Karatsev 6-3, 6-4, 6-2. The top-ranked Djokovic is 8-0 in his previous trips to…

Djokovic a doubt to continue Aus Open campaign after suffering muscle injury

Melbourne: Novak Djokovic’s Australian Open hopes are in the balance due to a torn stomach muscle. On a night of high drama in Melbourne on Friday, world number one Djokovic was…

Bopanna bows out of mixed doubles, India’s campaign ends in Aus Open

Melbourne: Veteran Rohan Bopanna crashed out of the mixed doubles event with a straight-set loss in the opening round to draw curtains on India’s campaign at this year’s Australian Open…

No crowds, but Australian Open will continue during lockdown

Melbourne: The Australian Open will be allowed to continue but without crowds for at least five days after the Victoria state government imposed a lockdown starting Saturday in response to a…

Tennis establishes virus player fund, raises $6 million

PARIS: A fund for tennis players hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic has been created, the sport’s governing bodies announce, adding that they had contributed more than 6 million (5.3…

Tennis plans virus-related financial fund: 800 players, $6M

WASHINGTON: The governing bodies of tennis plan to announce as soon as this week they are launching a fund of more than 6 million aimed at lessening the financial effects…

Tennis plans virus-related financial fund: 800 players, $6M

WASHINGTON: The governing bodies of tennis plan to announce as soon as this week they are launching a fund of more than 6 million aimed at lessening the financial effects of…

Nadal frustrated by tennis lockdown, Federer happy with surgery recovery

MADRID: Rafael Nadal expressed his frustration that tennis players remain unable to practice due to the coronavirus pandemic, while Roger Federer revealed he was happy with his recovery from knee…

Djokovic says tennis ‘big three’ plan to help lowest-ranked players

PARIS: Novak Djokovic has said that he, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal are organizing aid for players struggling with the paralysis of the game due to the coronavirus pandemic. “I…

Serena Williams’ coach and Nadal planning matches at academies

PARIS: Both Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams’ coach Patrick Mouratoglou announced plans to stage matches at their tennis academies. With top-level professional tennis shut down until at least July 13, both…

Fifteen years on, how maiden Monte Carlo win sparked Nadal breakthrough

Paris: Rafael Nadal celebrates the 15th anniversary of his first Monte Carlo Masters title on Sunday, a victory which sparked a breakthrough season, a maiden Grand Slam triumph at Roland Garros…

Quebec virus ban puts WTA Montreal event in limbo

Montreal: The WTA tournament in Montreal, scheduled for August 7-16, is in jeopardy after Quebec Province officials requested that all sporting and cultural events be cancelled through August 31. The measure…

ITF president takes 30% pay cut to help ‘job retention scheme’

London: The International Tennis Federation (ITF) has announced a range of new measures to help its staff during the coronavirus pandemic, with the governing body’s president David Haggerty taking a voluntary…

Hunger games?: Tennis foot soldiers struggle in time of virus

Paris: With careers spent scratching around dusty outposts, sometimes with “just USD 100” in their pockets, tennis’ unheralded army of foot soldiers claim they are struggling to afford food after being…

US Open tennis championship could be postponed by coronavirus

New York: The US Tennis Association acknowledged Tuesday that developments in the coronavirus pandemic could dictate moving the US Open, now scheduled to start in August. But the American federation…

NBA shut down, fans shut out as coronavirus hits US sport

Los Angeles: Sport across the United States and Canada was gripped by coronavirus fears, with the NBA suspending its season after a Utah Jazz player tested positive for COVID-19. The…