Maria Sharapova

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...
Sri Lanka to host Davis Cup

Colombo will once again play host to an important Davis Cup tie as the Group III Asia/Oceania draw is set to take place at the Sri Lanka Tennis Association premises this July with hosts Sri Lanka looking to get...
Anika Seneviratne

Sri Lanka’s tennis prodigy, Anika Seneviratne progressed to the quarterfinals of the ITF Sunchang International Junior Championships played in South Korea.ITF Junior Circuit: Anika Seneviratne falls a hurdle short Sri Lanka's Anika Seneviratne fell one hurdle behind the all-important...
Roger Federer

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

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

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,...
Nick Bollettieri

World class coach and mentor Nick Bollettieri is in the country in a bid to share his expertise with the up and coming players in the country and is keen to develop the racket sport with the cooperation of...
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...
Thisuri Molligoda

A dominant Thisuri Molligoda left no space for competition as she secured the fourth and final week of the Astoria Asian Tennis Tour defeating Harshita Chugh to earn herself a clean swipe in the women’s competition. The Asian Tennis...

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...