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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.

Heather Watson wins her first WTA title in three years

Heather Watson of the United Kingdom won the singles title of the Mexican Open tournament thereby winning her first WTA title in three years. World No. 2 Rafael Nadal bagged his 85th ATP Tour title and first title of 2020 by defeating Taylor Fritz in straight sets in the final of the ATP Mexico Open. ..

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 ..

James Duckworth wins men’s singles title in Bengaluru Open ATP Tennis Challenger tournament

The $1,62,000 Bengaluru Open ATP Tennis Challenger tournament recently concluded. Australia’s James Duckworth won the men’s singles title, which is also his fifth ATP Challenger Tour title in last 12 months. He had earlier reached the semi-finals at the Tata Maharashtra Open. India’s Ramkumar Ramanathan & Purav Raja duo won the men’s doubles title by ..

Jiri Vesely wins Tata Open Maharashtra 2020

Jiri Vesely of Czech Republic clinched the Tata Open Maharashtra 2020, held recently in Pune. He won the title after five years of his maiden ATP Tour title in Auckland. He also become only the eighth player since 2013 to save six match points across two matches in a row, towards winning the ATP Tour ..

Ankita Raina wins women’s singles title in ITF Thailand Championship

India’s leading woman Tennis player Ankita Raina won the women’s singles title in the $25,000 ITF Thailand Championship. This is her first ITF singles title of the season and 10th of her sport career. The 27-year-old third-seeded Ankita Raina beat Chloe Paquet of France 6-3, 7-5 in the summit clash, to clinch the title. Ankita ..

Djokovic wins his 17th grand slam trophy

The Serb Tennis star Novak Djokovic clinched his eighth Australian Open title, second in a row, by defeating Dominic Thiem of Austria 6-4, 4-6, 2-6, 6-3, 6-4, in the Australian open finals. This is the 17th Grand Slam trophy of Djokovic, in his entire tennis career, and he is only behind the other two stars ..