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#Tennis

# tennis - Wednesday 6 March, 2019

Murray pain-free after hip operation but unsure if he can compete again

The former world number one says he would love to return to the court, but doesn’t know if it’s possible.

# tennis - Tuesday 5 March, 2019

'If anybody can do it he can because he will put his heart and soul into it like he does with everything'

Andy Murray had announced before the Australian Open that he planned to retire after Wimbledon.

# tennis - Saturday 2 March, 2019

Roger Federer wins 'special' 100th title in Dubai to complete elite centurion duo

The 20-time Grand Slam champion joins Jimmy Connors as the only two men to have won 100 titles.

# tennis - Thursday 28 February, 2019

Nadal irked by lack of respect from Kyrgios in dramatic defeat

Nick Kyrgios was victorious but prompted criticism from the Spaniard at a post-match press conference.

# tennis - Tuesday 19 February, 2019

Naomi Osaka upset in first match as world number one days after splitting from coach Defeat This post contains videos

Naomi Osaka upset in first match as world number one days after splitting from coach

Playing as world number one without a full-time coach, Osaka crashed out of the Dubai Tennis Championships.

# tennis - Tuesday 12 February, 2019

World number one Osaka splits with coach after recent success

The Australian Open champion enjoyed a breakthrough 2018 alongside Sascha Bajin but the two have parted ways.

# tennis - Tuesday 29 January, 2019

Andy Murray undergoes hip surgery as tennis career hangs in the balance

‘Feeling a bit battered and bruised just now but hopefully that will be the end of my hip pain.’

# tennis - Sunday 27 January, 2019

Djokovic dismantles Nadal to win seventh Australian Open title

Top seed Novak Djokovic eased to a straight-sets victory over Rafael Nadal in a one-sided final at the Australian Open.

'I'm used to it now' – Australian Open champ Osaka becoming slam specialist

The 21-year-old compared her slam victories following Saturday’s success in Melbourne.

# tennis - Saturday 26 January, 2019

Osaka beats Kvitova to win Australian Open and become new world number one Ace

Osaka beats Kvitova to win Australian Open and become new world number one

The win means Osaka reaches the No 1 ranking spot.

# tennis - Tuesday 22 January, 2019

Relentless Rafa Nadal crushes giantkiller Tiafoe to set up Tsitsipas semi-final

The Spaniard is aiming to become the third man in history to win each of the Grand Slams twice.

Tearful Kvitova downs Barty to make Australian Open semis

It was Kvitova’s best Grand Slam performance since being injured in a terrifying knife attack.

Stefanos Tsitsipas: Federer conqueror books place in 'fairytale' Slam semi-final

Greece’s rising star beat Roberto Bautista Agut in four sets.

# tennis - Monday 21 January, 2019

World number one felt like she was 'hit by a train' during Serena Williams defeat

Simona Halep is taking the positives as she bows out of the Australian Open while Williams advances to the quarter-finals.

Busta apologises for angrily storming off as Nishikori advances to last eight in Australia

The Spaniard was booed off after a mammoth, five-hour match.

# tennis - Sunday 20 January, 2019

Maria Sharapova refuses to answer reporters' questions after Melbourne exit Tension This post contains videos

Maria Sharapova refuses to answer reporters' questions after Melbourne exit

It was a forgettable day for 2008 champion, as she crashed out of the Australian Open.

3-time Slam champion Kerber stunned as Nadal powers into quarter-finals

American Danielle Collins had never won a Grand Slam match before this year but defeated Kerber.

# tennis - Saturday 19 January, 2019

Tomic's father threatens 'liar' Hewitt with legal action

He also denied that he had threatened the Australian Davis Cup captain’s family.

# tennis - Friday 18 January, 2019

Tomic brands Hewitt a 'liar' as feud continues

Lleyton Hewitt accused Bernard Tomic of threatening him and his family, but the 26-year-old says the former world number one is lying.

Sharapova stuns Wozniacki as ice man Federer ploughs on

In their first meeting since 2015, Sharapova overpowered the Dane.

# tennis - Thursday 17 January, 2019

Ukrainian star Svitolina stumped by relationship question on court after Australian Open win Awkward This post contains videos

Ukrainian star Svitolina stumped by relationship question on court after Australian Open win

‘We are here for tennis, so that’s why it was a bit strange. I didn’t really expect to be asked that.’

Raonic survives four-hour marathon with Wawrinka as Osaka powers into third round

Milos Raonic had to dig deep in a four-set victory over 2014 champion Stan Wawrinka at Melbourne Park.

# tennis - Wednesday 16 January, 2019

Tearful former champ Azarenka determined to end slump

The former world number one was dumped from the season-opening Grand Slam in a gut-wrenching loss.

# tennis - Tuesday 15 January, 2019

Serena Williams calls first round Australian Open rout 'the greatest win' of her career

Serena Williams, who is seeking an eighth Australian Open title, revelled in her 6-0 6-2 demolition of Tatjana Maria in Melbourne.

# tennis - Monday 14 January, 2019

Andy Murray watches on as peers pay tribute to his career and character Possible Farewell This post contains videos

Andy Murray watches on as peers pay tribute to his career and character

Murray says he will give it his ‘best shot’ to play in another Australian Open, but admits today might have been his last match at the tournament.

Sharapova remorseless after dishing out double-bagel defeat to tearful British qualifier Dart

Maria Sharapova was in a ruthless mood following her demolition of Harriet Dart in round one of the Australian Open.

Nadal happy with new serve after comfortable win

The Spanish ace looked good in beating a local wildcard.

# tennis - Sunday 13 January, 2019

'It hurts me as his long-time friend, colleague, rival': Djokovic sympathises with 'legend' Murray

As Andy Murray prepares for his last Australian Open, Novak Djokovic has sympathy for his friend given his own struggles with injury.

# tennis - Friday 11 January, 2019

Heartbreak and disbelief after Murray announces imminent retirement

American star Andy Roddick led the tributes to the former world number one.

Emotional Murray reveals Australian Open could be his last tournament Injury Problems This post contains videos

Emotional Murray reveals Australian Open could be his last tournament

Murray has been plagued by a hip injury over the last two years and broke down in tears during a news conference in Melbourne.

# tennis - Thursday 10 January, 2019

Pro players among 83 arrested by police in tennis match-fixing probe

A player who competed in last year’s US Open is among the 28 professionals arrested by Spanish authorities.

# tennis - Wednesday 9 January, 2019

Bernard Tomic sees off Nick Kyrgios with audacious underarm serve You've Been Served This post contains videos

Bernard Tomic sees off Nick Kyrgios with audacious underarm serve

The pair were facing off in an exhibition ahead of the Australian Open.

# tennis - Monday 7 January, 2019

Tearful Federer pays tribute to former coach Peter Carter, who died tragically in 2002 Never Forgotten This post contains videos

Tearful Federer pays tribute to former coach Peter Carter, who died tragically in 2002

Federer’s former trainer, Peter Carter, died in a car crash the year before the Swiss won his first grand slam.

# tennis - Friday 4 January, 2019

'What happened? I lost the match. That's it': Djokovic crashes out of Qatar Open 10 days before the year's first Grand Slam

Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut came from a set down to beat the world number one in the semi-final.

# tennis - Tuesday 1 January, 2019

Roger Federer claims bragging rights over Serena Williams in Hopman Cup duel

The two 37-year-olds were facing each other on the court in an official match for the first time.

# tennis - Monday 31 December, 2018

'The four guys still have probably the best chance to always win Slams' - veterans eye 2019 prizes

The first Grand Slam event of the year begin on 14 January when the Australian Open commences.

# tennis - Friday 28 December, 2018

'I want to go out on my own terms': Andy Murray quells talk of retirement after injury-ravaged season

Injury-affected three-time grand slam champion Murray is driven by a desire to get back to his best before calling time on his career.

# tennis - Thursday 27 December, 2018

Serena Williams hails rule changes to protect mothers in tennis

The 37-year-old American had her daughter Alexis Olympia in September 2017.

# tennis - Monday 17 December, 2018

WTA rule change give mothers returning to tennis after pregnancy more protections in 2019

New rule change means women will now be allowed to wear leggings or compression shorts without a skirt, dress or shorts over them.

# tennis - Tuesday 4 December, 2018

'The level of sexism is unreal' - Andy Murray furious after 'twerk' comment at Ballon d'Or

The Scot used Instagram to take aim at DJ Martin Solveig following his controversial dancing request to Ada Hegerberg.

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