Free Press Journal
  • 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

  • Monte Carlo Masters

    Monte Carlo Masters: Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic eye quarter-final berths

    Monaco: World number one Rafael Nadal will aim to book his place in the quarter-finals of Monte Carlo Masters when he takes on Karen Khachanov of Russia in their men’s singles clash here on Thursday. Yesterday, the 31-year-old produced a rich vein of form as he swept aside Aljaz Bedene of Slovania 6-1, 6-3 in a one-sided last-32 clash that lasted one hour and 17 minutes. Now, he will lock horns with

  • Tennis player Novak Djokovic earns 1st Masters win of 2018

    Monaco: Serbia’s Novak Djokovic earned his first Masters 1,000 win this year after defeating fellow Serbian Dusan Lajovic 6-0, 6-1 in the first round of the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters. World No.13 Djokovic needed just 56 minutes to beat his rival and concluded the Monday night’s match without giving up a single break point of the four his opponent had, reports EFE news agency.

  • Novak Djokovic parts ways with coach Andre Agassi

    USA: American great Andre Agassi has announced his separation with Novak Djokovic to end his 11-month coaching relationship with former world No. 1. Eight-time grand slam champion Agassi started his stint as Djokovic’s coach in May last year.

  • Miami Open: John Isner upsets Alexander Zverev to win title

     Miami: John Isner finally put an end to his ATP Masters final agony on Sunday, winning the Miami Open for the first time by beating Germany’s Alexander Zverev 6-7 (4/7) 6-4 6-4. The 14th seed had lost his previous three major tour final appearances in 2012, 2013 and 2016 but came back from a set down to beat Zverev in two hours and 29 minutes.

  • Miami Open: Qualifier Danielle Collins topples idol Venus Williams to reach semi-finals 

    Miami: Danielle Collins produced the performance of a lifetime and pulled off an almighty shock at the WTA Miami Open today, sending Venus Williams crashing out 6-2, 6-3 to reach the semi-finals. It was an amazing effort from a 24 year-old qualifier in just her second season as a professional and her debut appearance at Key Biscayne.

  • Miami Open: Sloane Stephens cracks world top 10 with semi-final run

    Miami: American Sloane Stephens had cause for a double celebration after beating Germany’s Angelique Kerber 6-1, 6-2 to set up a Miami Open semi-final clash with former world number one Victoria Azarenka. The US 13th seed’s comprehensive triumph in tricky wind conditions over the former world number one ensured Stephens reached the last four at Key Biscayne for the first time. It also means the reigning US Open champion will finally be

  • Miami Open: Del Potro to face Raonic in Miami Open quarters

    Washington: Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina will face Milos Raonic of Canada in the Miami Open quarterfinals after both players beat their respective rivals in the fourth round. It’s a rematch of Indian Wells semifinal last week when the Argentine fifth seed defeated Raonic en route to winning the title. Del Potro continued his run of excellent form at the Masters event as he overcame a 1-4 deficit to defeat No.