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Australian Open 2022: Top Tennis Stars Prepare For Melbourne Event Sans Novak Djokovic

Jan 03, 2022 Associated Press (AP)

At a time when all the top tennis stars will be tuning up for the Australian Open 2022 in WTA and ATP tournaments, World No.1 Novak Djokovic has still not confirmed his participation for the year's first Grand Slam.

Australian Open 2022: Serena Williams Won't Play Season-opening Grand Slam

Dec 08, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

Serena Williams hasn't played since retiring from her first-round match at Wimbledon with a right hamstring injury and her ranking has slipped to No. 41. She won the last of her 23 Grand Slam singles titles at the 2017 Australian Open.


Bianca Andreescu, 2019 US Open Tennis Champion, Takes Mental Health Break

Bianca Andreescu’s decision to take mental health break means the Canadian will miss the Australian Open in New Year. Andreescu had earlier opted out of Tokyo Olympics due to Covid concerns.

Australian Open Tennis: Novak Djokovic’s Bid For 21st Grand Slam In Jeopardy After Vaccination Rules Revealed

Nov 20, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

Australian Open chief Craig Tiley confirmed on Saturday that every person will need to be fully vaccinated while in the tournament.


Novak Djokovic Bids For History At US Open: Calendar Grand Slam, 21st Major

Djokovic needs one more victory to go 28-0 at Grand Slam tournaments and claim all four trophies in a single season

12 September, 2021

Qualifier To Champion: Britain’s Teen Emma Raducanu Beats Leylah Fernandez To Clinch US Open

Associated Press (AP)

Raducanu also is the youngest player to claim a women’s major title since Maria Sharapova was 17 at Wimbledon in 2004


26 August, 2021

Glimpse Of Tennis' Future: US Open Sans Serena Williams, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal

Agencies

Everyone knows they can't play forever, of course, and that this grand era will end at some point


25 August, 2021

Serena Williams Pulls Out Of US Open, Citing Torn Hamstring

Associated Press (AP)

Williams hasn't competed since injuring her right leg in the first set of her first-round match at Wimbledon in late June.


30 June, 2021

Wimbledon 2021: Slippery Centre Court 'Obviously Terrible' - Roger Federer

Agencies

After Serena Williams and Adrian Mannarino retired hurt on the second day of Wimbledon 2021, players share their concerns


30 June, 2021

Wimbledon 2021: Tearful Serena Williams Retires After First-round Injury

Agencies

Officially, it will go in the books as only the second first-round Grand Slam exit of Serena Williams' career


28 June, 2021

Wimbledon 2021: What We Know About 134th Edition Of Oldest Grand Slam

Agencies

Andy Murray is making a return, while Coco Gauff hopes to make an impression again even as Wimbledon rings in a host of changes


27 June, 2021

Serena Williams Latest Tennis Star To Pull Out Of Tokyo Olympics

Associated Press (AP)

The 39-year-old Williams has won four gold medals in past for the United States in Olympics


26 June, 2021

Novak Djokovic Says He Spoke To Serena Williams About Tennis Players' Association

Agencies

Tennis players are not represented by a union; instead, each player is considered an independent contractor


25 June, 2021

Wimbledon 2021: Defending Champion Simona Halep Pulls Out

Agencies

In 2019, the last time Wimbledon was played, Simona Halep beat Serena Williams 6-2, 6-2 in the final


25 June, 2021

Wimbledon 2021: Oldest Grand Slam Tennis Tournament Returns After COVID-19 Break

Agencies

With 50 per cent capacity attendance at the outset and a full Centre Court of 15,000 allowed for the singles finals, things are moving closer to normal


23 June, 2021

Wimbledon 2021: Novak Djokovic, Ashleigh Barty Are Top Seeds; Roger Federer, Serena Williams 7th

Agencies

At Roland Garros, Novak Djokovic earned his 19th Grand Slam title to leave him one short of the record co-held by Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal


07 June, 2021

French Open: Serena Williams Looks For Positives After Sock Defeat To Elena Rybakina

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She suffered a shock defeat to Elena Rybakina on Sunday, but Serena Williams was in no mood to feel sorry for herself


06 June, 2021

French Open 2021: Serena Williams Crashes Out As Elena Rybakina Secures Her Biggest Win

Stats Perform

Serena Williams looked well off the pace against an opponent who certainly made the most of her first appearance in the fourth round of a Grand Sam tournament


Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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