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  • Dodig enjoys upset win over Isner on return from injury

    Ivan Dodig made a triumphant return from injury with a 6-4 6-7 6-3 upset victory over 10th seeded American John Isner in the opening round of the Rogers Cup after the Croat missed nearly three months with a broken rib. Dodig, back on court for the...

  • Serena announces return to form with Stanford win

    Serena announces return to form with Stanford win

    Serena Williams showed she has made a full recovery from recent health issues by beating Angelique Kerber 7-6 6-3 in the final of the Stanford Classic on Sunday. Williams, playing in her first tournament since being forced to retire from a...

  • Serena to meet Kerber in Stanford Classic final

    Top seed Serena Williams won the final eight games to rout Andrea Petkovic in the semi-final at the Stanford Classic in California. Williams eventually turned what started as a closely-fought contest into a one-sided romp as she beat the...

  • Canadian Raonic uses big serve to beat Johnson

    Second seed Milos Raonic relied on his powerful serve to blast his way through his quarter-final match against American Steve Johnson at the Citi Open in Washington. Wimbledon semi-finalist Raonic took a while to get going but was unstoppable once...

  • Serena Williams back on winning track at Stanford

    Serena Williams enjoyed an overdue taste of victory as she beat Karolina Pliskova in her opening match at the Bank of the West Classic in Stanford on Wednesday night. After suffering early exits in both the French Open and Wimbledon, Williams –...

  • No backhanded compliments for Federer from Edberg

    No backhanded compliments for Federer from Edberg

    Roger Federer’s backhand has been described as a thing of beauty and perhaps the most exquisite stroke the tennis world has seen, but his coach Stefan Edberg (picture) feels his was a little better. When asked this week who possessed the better...

  • Sabine Lisicki fires fastest ever women’s serve

    German Sabine Lisicki fired the fastest serve ever recorded at a WTA event, unleashing a 210.8 kph bomb in her first round loss to Ana Ivanovic at the Stanford Classic. Lisicki, who lost 7-6 6-1, unleashed the serve in the opening set of their...

  • Tournament for teams at TCK

    The Tennis Club Kordin (TCK) announced that another edition of the tournament for teams at their premises will get underway on August 5. This competition, which runs up to late October, is being sponsored by PKF Accountants and Business...

  • Murray to keep faith with coach Mauresmo

    Murray to keep faith with coach Mauresmo

    Andy Murray is set to continue his ground-breaking partnership with coach Amelie Mauresmo (picture), reports said yesterday. The pair initially teamed up just for the grass-court season but had talks immediately after Murray’s quarter-final loss...

  • Moroni, Krupenina prevail in VLTC finals

    Moroni, Krupenina prevail in VLTC finals

    The European Tournament for Under-14 players, sponsored by Kettle Chips and played at the Vittoriosa Lawn Tennis Club (VLTC), came to a close recently. There was a high level of com-petition in most of the decisive matches with Italy’s Filippo...

  • Gatt reaches two senior tour finals in the UK

    Last week, Mark Gatt attained a series of commendable results on the Senior Tennis Tour at Frinton On Sea in the UK. In the singles, Gatt beat Briton Oliver Focher 6-2 6-1 in his opening match which was closer than the scoreline suggests. His next...

  • Mouratoglou staying on as Serena Williams coach

    Mouratoglou staying on as Serena Williams coach

    Patrick Mouratoglou (picture) will be staying as Serena Williams’ coach but admitted the world number one is going through “a difficult period”. Williams has struggled at grand slams this year, failing to progress beyond the fourth round, and was...

  • ‘Flat’ Kyrgios clears the air with rapper Drake

    ‘Flat’ Kyrgios clears the air with rapper Drake

    Wimbledon quarter-finalist Nick Kyrgios has moved to head off an international spat with Drake after the Canadian hip-hop artist took umbrage with a joke about his music at Wimbledon. One of tennis’s most promising young talents, the 19-year-old...

  • Nadal secures place in London finals

    Nadal secures place in London finals

    Rafael Nadal has joined Novak Djokovic in qualifying for the end-of-season Barclays ATP World Tour Finals in London. The tournament, held at the O2 Arena from November 9-16, features the best eight players of the year and offers Nadal another...

  • Prize money upped 11.7 per cent for 2014

    The prize money pool for this year’s US Open has been increased by 11.7 per cent to a record $38.3 million, the United States Tennis Association (USTA) announced. The men’s and women’s singles champions will earn $3 million, a record payout at the...

  • International Under-14 tournament at TCK

    The Tennis Club Kordin (TCK), in conjunction with the Malta Tennis Federation, will be hosting this year’s Under-14 Tennis Europe tournament. For yet another year, this event has attracted a significant number of players from various countries and...

  • Djokovic savours ‘special’ final

    Djokovic savours ‘special’ final

    Novak Djokovic savoured the most special of his seven grand slam titles after fighting off a courageous Roger Federer and his own inner demons to lift the Wimbledon trophy. The 27-year-old had lost five of his previous six grand slam finals,...

  • Defiant Djokovic wins epic final

    Defiant Djokovic wins epic final

    Novak Djokovic claimed a second Wimbledon title after coming out on top in an extraordinary battle of wills against seven-times winner Roger Federer, eventually triumphing 6-7(7) 6-4 7-6(4) 5-7 6-4 in a gripping encounter yesterday. The Serb, who...

  • Kvitova ready to shoulder the pressure of being champion

    Kvitova ready to shoulder the pressure of being champion

    The Venus Rosewater Dish proved to be something of a poisoned chalice for Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova (picture) after her 2011 win but she says the difficult experience means she is now ready to cope with the pressure of a second title...

  • Kvitova hands Bouchard majestic royal thumping

    Kvitova hands Bouchard majestic royal thumping

    Petra Kvitova produced a majestic performance to end Eugenie Bouchard’s hopes of becoming the first Canadian to win a grand slam title with a 6-3 6-0 win in the Wimbledon final yesterday. Much had been made of Bouchard’s raw power and...

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