Novak Djokovic battles past Hubert Hurkacz

Tennis Jul 6, 2019

Novak Djokovic battles past Hubert Hurkacz

When Novak Djokovic stood with hand on hip midway through the second-set tiebreak, glaring down at young Polish upstart Hubert Hurkacz, he could scarcely believe the drama unfolding before his eyes in his third-round Wimbledon showdown on Friday. The world No. 1 was caught up ...

Ash Barty cruises past Alison van Uytvanck in second round

Tennis Jul 4, 2019

Ash Barty cruises past Alison van Uytvanck in second round

Ash Barty's bid to become the first woman since Serena Williams in 2015 to win the French Open and Wimbledon in the same year stayed on track with a 6-1, 6-3 second round victory over Belgium's Alison van Uytvanck on Thursday. The 23-year-old Australian world ...

No. 1 Ash Barty wins on No. 1 Court at Wimbledon

Tennis Jul 3, 2019

No. 1 Ash Barty wins on No. 1 Court at Wimbledon

Ash Barty played her first match as the No. 1 player in the world on No. 1 Court at Wimbledon, and she won. The top-seeded Australian, who followed her victory at the French Open by winning a grass-court warm-up tournament in Birmingham, advanced to the ...

Expectations make it tough on former No. 1 Naomi Osaka

Tennis Jul 2, 2019

Expectations make it tough on former No. 1 Naomi Osaka

by Joel Tansey

Facing break point at 2-2 in the second set, Naomi Osaka fired a flat, roughly 180 kph serve to Yulia Putintseva's backhand, seemingly handcuffing her tricky Kazakh opponent. Putintseva made an almost apologetic stab at the return that floated over the net and was called ...

Naomi Osaka eliminated in first round at Wimbledon

Tennis Jul 2, 2019

Naomi Osaka eliminated in first round at Wimbledon

After winning two straight Grand Slam titles, Naomi Osaka has now failed to reach the second week at the last two majors. Osaka, who was ranked No. 1 in the world until last week, lost to Yulia Putintseva 7-6 (7-4), 6-2 on Monday in the ...

Naomi Osaka returns to hunter role at Wimbledon

Tennis Jun 30, 2019

Naomi Osaka returns to hunter role at Wimbledon

by Joel Tansey

A shocking coaching change, off-court distractions, the pressure of added expectations as world No. 1: There's no one-size-fits-all explanation for Naomi Osaka's struggles since winning the Australian Open. All three were among the reasons American tennis legends and commentators Chris Evert and John McEnroe cited ...

Tennis Jun 28, 2019

Bjorn Borg's son set to make Wimbledon junior debut: reports

Almost 40 years after his father Bjorn Borg won a fifth consecutive Wimbledon title, 16-year old Leo Borg is set to make his debut at the legendary tournament, according to media reports. According to reports in British tabloid The Sun and Swedish tabloid Expressen, Borg ...

Hip pain has Andy  Murray ready  for retirement

More Sports / Tennis Jan 11, 2019

Hip pain has Andy Murray ready for retirement

A tearful Andy Murray said the Australian Open could be his last tournament because of a hip injury that has hampered him for almost two years. The three-time Grand Slam champion said he plans to start his opening match against No. 22-ranked Roberto Bautista Agut ...