A new queen emerges from Indian Wells
Bianca Andreescu of Canada made history when she defeated Germany’s feisty player, Angelique Kerber 6/4, 3/6, 6/4 to emerge the queen at Indian Wells...
Osaka turns tables on Mladenovic, Venus rallies at Indian Wells
World number one Naomi Osaka launched her Indian Wells WTA title defense with a 6-3, 6-4 victory in a grudge match against Kristina Mladenovic on Saturday. Osaka, whose second straight Grand Slam title at the Australian Open in January propelled her to the top of the rankings, was beaten by 65th-ranked Mladenovic in Dubai last…
Goodbye from Wimbledon
The 2018 Championships is the story of the vicissitudes of life occurring also in sports. Angelique Kerber resurfaced from a slump in 2017 to win her third major title. Novak Djokovic had dropped from the top spot in rankings because of injury and surgery; such that when he lost to Italian Marco Ceccinatto in Paris,…
Kerber to face Serena for the ladies’ title
Angelique Kerber was the first to reach the final when she defeated Latvia’s Jelena Ostapenko 6/3; 6/3 on Centre Court. The German southpaw will face Serena Williams, who defeated Julia Goerges 6/2; 6/4 in the other semi-finals.
Federer, Serena, others through to quarter-finals
Roger Federer and Angelique Kerber advanced to the quarter-finals with straight set victories, while seventh-seeded Karolina Pliskova suffered an upset loss to Kiki Bertens of Netherlands.
French Open: Nadal, Halep, Kerber through, Anderson, Wozniacki out
Rafael Nadal raced into the quarterfinals with a 6/3; 6/2, 7/6 victory over of German Maximillian Marterer. Top-seeded woman, Simona Halep swept past Belgian Elise Mertens 6/2; 6/1.
Halep to face Wozniacki for title, Cilic through to final
Simona Halep of Romania defeated the 2016 champion Angelique Kerber, 6/3; 4/6; 9/7 and will face the second seed Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark, who defeated Elise Mertens of Belgium 6/3; 7/6(2) in the finals on Sunday. In the men’s title chase, Marin Cilic of Croatia defeated Kyle Edmund of Great Britain 6/2; 7/6; 6/2 After…
Halep, Federer, Chung through to semi-finals
Even when he is out of the tournament, Rafael Nadal has relevance as his exit throws up Roger Federer as favourite to defend the title he won last year.
Chung stuns Djokovic, Kerber halts Hsieh
The second week kicked off with epic battles that pitted Europe and Asia. The results were evenly shared. Hyeon Chung offered the people of South Korea cause for jubilation as he continued his conquering ways by defeating Novak Djokovic 7/6(7); 7/5; 7/6(3). In the other inter-continental clash, Germany’s Angelique Kerber found a way to survive…