Maria Sharapova loses grudge match to Genie Bouchard, who called for her lifetime ban

Maria Sharapova loses grudge match to Genie Bouchard, who called for her lifetime ban

Two weeks after calling Maria Sharapova a “cheater” who should be banned from tennis for life, Genie Bouchard doled out her own punishment to her former, fallen idol, defeating Sharapova 7-5, 2-6, 6-4 in a fortuitous and dramatic second-round meeting at the Madrid Open. The expected fireworks were strictly limited to the play – anyone hoping for […]

Novak Djokovic fires entire team in midst of tennis meltdown

Novak Djokovic fires entire team in midst of tennis meltdown

On Friday, 11 months after winning the French Open and capping the greatest Grand Slam run in modern tennis history, Novak Djokovic hit the reset button on his career, firing longtime coach Marian Vajda and the rest of his team after a stunning career free fall that’s seen him suffer the biggest upsets of his career, […]

U.S. tennis apologizes after Nazi-era verse sung during German national anthem

U.S. tennis apologizes after Nazi-era verse sung during German national anthem

The United States Tennis Association issued an apology this weekend after a performer at the USA-Germany Federation Cup tie sung an obsolete verse of the German national anthem that hasn’t been used since the Nazi era. A singer used the lyrics from the first verse of Deutschlandlied – which includes the words “Germany, Germany above all, above all in […]

Serena beat Venus to wins record 23rd Grand Slam title

Serena beat Venus to wins record 23rd Grand Slam title

Serena Williams rewrote history on Saturday to surpass Steffi Graf and capture a record 23rd Grand Slam title as well as the world No 1 ranking by beating her sister Venus in the Australian Open final. The dominant American swept past her greatest rival 6-4, 6-4 on Rod Laver Arena for her seventh Melbourne Park […]

Serena, Venus set up dream Australian final

Serena, Venus set up dream Australian final

Unstoppable Serena Williams zeroed in on a record-breaking 23rd Grand Slam title Thursday by setting up an Australian Open final against her older sister Venus, as the siblings’ dream came true. The ruthless world No 2 proved one step too far for unseeded Croat Mirjana Lucic-Baroni, whose fairytale tournament was finally ended in a crushing […]

Djokovic ends Murray’s 28-win streak

Djokovic ends Murray’s 28-win streak

Novak Djokovic brought world number one Andy Murray’s 28-match winning streak to an end in Doha on Saturday to retain the Qatar Open title in a three-set thriller. Serb star Djokovic won 6-3, 5-7, 6-4 in a high-quality, action-packed match between the two best players in the world lasting almost three hours. It is Djokovic’s […]

Novak Djokovic loses temper, and his match in Shanghai Masters semis

Novak Djokovic loses temper, and his match in Shanghai Masters semis

Novak Djokovic lost his temper then his semifinal at the Shanghai Masters to Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut 6-4, 6-4 on Saturday. The top-ranked Serb struggled to control his errors for the second straight match, spraying groundstrokes and missing routine drop shots. He finished with 29 unforced errors and was a miserable 2-of-9 on break-point chances. […]

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