Federer

Federer poised for record Wimbledon triumph

Twelve months after shutting down his season in the wake of a devastating semi-final defeat, Roger Federer returns to Wimbledon as favourite to capture a record-breaking eighth title and become the tournament's oldest champion. The evergreen Swiss superstar, who turns...
Maria Sharapova

Sharapova denied French Open wild card

Two-time champion Maria Sharapova will miss Roland Garros this year after the French tennis federation denied her a wild card, FFT president Bernard Guidicelli said on Tuesday. The former world number one, who only returned from a 15-month doping ban...
Maria Sharapova

‘Best feeling in world’ as Sharapova wins on return

Maria Sharapova marked her return from a 15-month doping ban on Wednesday with a rusty 7-5, 6-3 win over Roberta Vinci in Stuttgart, describing victory as the "best feeling in the world". Sharapova, the former world number one and five-time...
Maria Sharapova

Sharapova rags-to-riches journey resumes in Stuttgart

From the shadow of Chernobyl's nuclear wasteland to international super-stardom and from penniless arrival in the United States, without a word of English, to a fortune of $200 million. It may sound like the stuff of Hollywood dreams, but the...
Roger Federer

Federer to skip clay season ahead of French Open

Roger Federer, fresh from winning his third title of the year in Miami, said Sunday he will take a nearly two-month break from the sport before returning for the French Open in late May. Federer has won the Australian Open,...
Roger Federer wins 18th Grand Slam Title

Australian Open: Roger Federer beats Rafael Nadal to win 18th Grand Slam title

Roger Federer won his 18th Grand Slam title and first for five years with a thrilling five-set victory over Rafael Nadal in the Australian Open final. The 35-year-old Swiss won 6-4 3-6 6-1 3-6 6-3 to claim his fifth Melbourne...
Serena Willams

Serena Williams beats Johanna Konta, Mirjana Lucic-Baroni wins

Six-time champion Serena Williams outplayed Britain's Johanna Konta to reach the Australian Open semi-finals. The American, 35, won 6-2 6-3 and will next play Croatia's unseeded Mirjana Lucic-Baroni, who beat fifth seed Czech Karolina Plisokva 6-4 3-6 6-4. Konta, seeded ninth,...
Vintage Venus powers into Aussie Open semi-finals

Vintage Venus powers into Aussie Open semi-finals

A vintage Venus Williams powered past Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and into her third Australian Open semi-final Tuesday, becoming the oldest woman to make a Grand Slam last four in 23 years. The 36-year-old overcame the Russian 6-4, 7-6 (7/3) and will...

Australian Open champion knocked out by world 117 Denis Istomin

Defending champion Novak Djokovic suffered a shock defeat by world number 117 Denis Istomin in the second round of the Australian Open. The six-time winner struggled for rhythm and lost 7-6 (10-8) 5-7 2-6 7-6 (7-5) 6-4 in four hours...
Roger Federar

Tennis: Federer returns in style to beat Evans at Hopman

An emotional Roger Federer made an impressive comeback to tennis on Monday with an easy win over Great Britain’s Dan Evans at the Hopman Cup in Perth. The Swiss champion, who has been out of action for six months due...

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