Free Press Journal
  • Andy Murray ousts Edmund in ATP and WTA Washington Open

    Washington : Three-time Grand Slam winner Andy Murray collected the biggest victory of his injury comeback at the ATP and WTA Washington Open while defending champion Alexander Zverev booked a match-up with his older brother.

  • Wimbledon 2018: Vitalia Diatchenko stuns Maria Sharapova in 1st round

    Wimbledon: Russia’s Maria Sharapova suffered an upset against 132nd-ranked countrywoman Vitalia Diatchenko, who prevailed 6-7 (3-7), 7-6 (7-3), 6-4 in the first round of Wimbledon tennis championships here on Tuesday. The 24th-seeded Sharapova, who was playing Wimbledon for the first time since returning to the WTA Tour last year after serving a 15-month doping suspension, won the first set in part due to her opponent’s six double faults, reports Efe.

  • Wimbledon 2018: Andy Murray withdraws from tournament due to hip injury

    London: British tennis ace Andy Murray announced that he will not participate in the Wimbledon due to a hip injury. In a Facebook post, Murray wrote, “It is with a heavy heart that I’m announcing that I’ll be withdrawing from Wimbledon this year.”

  • Borna Coric wins Halle Open, defeats Roger Federer

    Halle: Swiss tennis ace Roger Federer suffered a surprise defeat to Croatia’s Borna Coric in the final of the Halle Open on Sunday. Coric, 21, won 7-6 (8-6) 3-6 6-2 to end the Wimbledon champion’s run of 20 consecutive victories on grass.

  • ‘Like a new start’: Roger Federer battles to victory on Stuttgart return   

    Stuttgart: Roger Federer was made to battle after a losing first set as the Swiss star made his long-awaited return to tennis today with a 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 defeat of Mischa Zverev at the Stuttgart Cup. The world number two shook off the rust against his German opponent after a poor start, breaking twice in the second and third sets to earn victory in 93 minutes.

  • French Open: Simona Halep, Sloane Stephens relaxed ahead of women’s final

    Paris: World No. 1 Simona Halep and US Open defending champion Sloane Stephens maintained a relaxed mood prior to their women’s singles final at the 2018 French Open on Saturday. Halep, who is set to make her third final appearance at Roland Garros and fourth overall at Grand Slam tournaments, highlighted the experience from her previous journeys, reported Xinhua news agency.

  • French Open: Juan Martin Del Potro sets up semi-final clash with Rafael Nadal

    Paris: World No. 6 Juan Martin del Potro outclassed Marin Cilic of Croatia, 7-6 (7-5) 5-7 6-3 7-5, to set up a fascinating semi-final clash of Roland Garros with top seed Rafael Nadal here on Thursday. With this, del Potro progressed to the semi-finals for the first time since 2009. He is set to face Nadal on Friday.

  • French Open: Garbine Muguruza and Simona Halep move into semifinals  

    Paris: After Angelique Kerber’s final backhand bounced out of bounds on Court Suzanne Lenglen, Simona Halep turned to her box and pointed to her head. Coming from a player whose mental strength has often been questioned, the gesture spoke volumes.

  • French Open: Garbine Muguruza defeats Maria Sharapova in straight sets

    Paris: World No. 3 Garbine Muguruza of Spain outplayed Russia’s Maria Sharapova in successive sets in the women’s singles event of the French Open here on Wednesday. Sharapova was far from her best as Muguruza dominated the match right from the beginning in their quarter-final match.

  • Serena and Venus Williams get French Open doubles wildcard 

    Paris: Serena and Venus Williams were handed a wild card into the French Open women’s doubles as the American sisters seek to add a third Roland Garros title to their triumphs in 1999 and 2010. They have won 14 Grand Slam doubles as a team but since their last win together in Paris they have only featured on two further occasions at the tournament, losing in

  • U16 Tennis: Vipasha powers past 4th seed Sanya into semis

    Mumbai: Vipasha Mehra of Maharashtra put up a gallant display to knock aside fourth-seeded Sanya Singh in a marathon girls’ singles quarter-final match of the MSLTA- Yonex Sunrise 12th Ramesh Desai Memorial CCI All India Nationals Under-16 (boys & girls) Tennis Tournament.

  • Rafael Nadal breaks John McEnroe record with 50th consecutive set win  

    Madrid: Rafael Nadal won his 50th consecutive set on clay on Thursday to break John McEnroe’s 34-year record and beat Diego Schwartzman at the Madrid Open. Nadal’s comfortable 6-3, 6-4 victory moves him into the quarter-finals in the Spanish capital and means he sets a new Open era best for the longest streak of victorious sets on a single surface.

  • Madrid Open: Rafael Nadal looks to seal last-eight spot

    Madrid: World number one Rafael Nadal will continue his quest for sixth Madrid Open title when he squares off with Argentinean tennis star Diego Schwartzman in the last-16 clash of the men’s singles event here on Thursday.

  • Madrid Open: Novak Djokovic will get back to his best, insists Rafael Nadal

    Madrid: Rafael Nadal is sure Novak Djokovic will return to the highest level in tennis despite the Serb crashing out of the Madrid Open after defeat to Britain’s Kyle Edmund.  Nadal’s defence of his title began in comfortable fashion as he coasted to a 6-3 6-1 win over France’s Gael Monfils yesterday. But Djokovic endured another set-back, losing to world number 22 Edmund 6-3 2-6, 6-3. In the women’s event, meanwhile, there

  • Barcelona Open: Rafael Nadal eyes semi-final berth

    Barcelona: World number one Rafael Nadal will continue his quest for a record 11th Barcelona Open title when he squares off against Slovakia’s Martin Klizan in the quarter-finals of the men’s singles event here on Friday.

  • Stuttgart Open: Maria Sharapova stunned by Caroline Garcia in first round

    Stuttgart: Maria Sharapova crashed out in the opening round of the Stuttgart Grand Prix as French sixth seed Caroline Garcia staged a fightback to win 3-6, 7-6 (8/6), 6-4.  “This was not the result that I wanted, but I can take a lot out of this match,” Sharapova said. “I’ve not competed for a few weeks, but I played pretty solid and did all of the right things. “I served well in