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Ankita Raina led India to progress to World play-offs

Ankita Raina, was seen in news as she delivered an outstanding game in the ongoing Federation Cup Tennis tournament, which led India to progress to the World play-offs. The Indian team created history by progressing to the play-offs for the first time ever, as it has been in the regional group since 2016. In the ..

Djokovic wins Dubai Tennis Championships

World number one Novak Djokovic has recently won the Dubai Tennis Championships for the first time since 2013. In the summit match of the men’s singles, the 32-year-old Serb star defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas in straight sets and clinched the title. Novak has now won 21 matches consecutively. In 2010-11, he had won 43 matches consecutively.

Maria Sharapova retires

Maria Sharapova, a five-time Grand Slam champion and former WTA World No.1 has recently announced her retirement from professional Tennis. The 32-year-old Tennis icon from Russia has won 36 WTA titles and held WTA World No.1 rank for continuous 21 weeks. She won her first Grand Slam at the age of 17, when she won ..

Ashleigh Barty wins ‘The Don’ award

Ashleigh Barty has won ‘The Don’ award at the annual Sport Australia Hall of Fame and was recognized as currently the top Australian athlete. She won the 2019 French Open tennis tournament and is currently the top-ranked WTA player in the world. Barty became only the 2nd tennis player to win the prestigious award after ..

Novak Djokovic wins 2019 Japan Open tennis title

Novak Djokovic, World No. 1 won his 76th tour-level title by defeating Aussie John Millman 6-3, 6-2 to win the Rakuten Japan Open Tennis Championships. It is the 10th time the Serbian has lifted a trophy on his main draw debut at a tour-level event.

Sumit Nagal becomes first Indian tennis player to win on South American clay court

In Tennis, Sumit Nagal from Haryana has won the men’s singles title of 2019 ATP Challenger Tournament at Buenos Aires in Argentina. He defeated local favourite Facundo Bognis in straight-sets 6-4, 6-2 to claim the $54,160 prize money. With this feat, Nagal   became first Indian to win on South American clay court. Earlier, Nagal ..

Rafael Nadal wins 2019 edition of men’s singles US Open Tennis title

Spain’s Rafael Nadal has won the 2019 edition of men’s singles US Open Tennis title by defeating Daniil Medvedev in a five-set epic with a thrilling 7-5, 6-3, 5-7, 4-6, 6-4. This is his 4th US Open title and 19th Grand Slam trophy. He moved one shy of Roger Federer’s all-time men’s record 20 Grand ..

Bianca Andreescu becomes 1st teen to reach US Open semi-finals in decade

The 19-year-old Canadian teen Bianca Andreescu has become the first teen to reach US Open semi-finals in a decade since Caroline Wozniacki in 2009. To spot in the final, she defeated Belgium’s Elise Mertens  by 3-6, 6-2, 6-3. Andreescu could become the first teen to win a Grand Slam title since Maria Sharapova captured the ..