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Tennis

  • Coaching sessions at VLTC

    The Vittoriosa Lawn Tennis Club (VLTC) are once again organising the Wilson tennis coaching courses, commencing on September 27. Participants will be divided into two categories: beginners and non-beginners, starting from five years old. Closing...

  • Federer, Wawrinka storm to Swiss showdown in NYC

    Federer, Wawrinka storm to Swiss showdown in NYC

    Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka shrugged off the threat of rain to storm into the US Open semi-finals on Wednesday, while Simona Halep stood up for the younger generation to complete a women’s final four that will feature three...

  • Serena trumps sister Venus

    Serena trumps sister Venus

    Serena Williams kept her bid for a calendar-year grand slam on track, powering past big sister Venus 6-2 1-6 6-3 on a steamy star-studded night at the US Open on Tuesday. Serena moved into the semi-finals, just two wins from history, in what...

  • Anderson stuns Murray

    Anderson stuns Murray

    Persistence finally paid off for Kevin Anderson as the towering South African prevailed in a slugfest with Andy Murray to reach the quarter-finals of the US Open while another tennis giant John Isner was slain by Roger Federer. Two David vs...

  • Venus and Serena set stage for huge quarter-final clash

    Venus and Serena set stage for huge quarter-final clash

    The Williams Family show took centre stage at the US Open with Serena and Venus both cruising to straight set wins to set up a monster quarter-final between the tennis siblings. Whenever the Williams sisters clash on court it is a major tennis...

  • Headliners, underdogs share the spotlight

    Headliners, underdogs share the spotlight

    Roger Federer, Andy Murray and Simona Halep strolled into the fourth round of the US Open on Saturday but shared the Flushing Meadows spotlight with tenacious underdogs Donald Young and Johanna Konta. Second seed Federer took another step towards...

  • Williams, Cilic survive scares but no escape for Rafa Nadal

    Williams, Cilic survive scares but no escape for Rafa Nadal

    Serena Williams and Marin Cilic both survived third round scares to keep their US Open title defences on track but there was no escape for Rafa Nadal with the twice-winner going down in a late night thriller. A day of riveting high drama began in...

  • Halep, Wawrinka beat the heat

    Halep, Wawrinka beat the heat

    Simona Halep and Stan Wawrinka beat the heat with straight-sets wins to reach the third round of a sweltering US Open while American hope Jack Sock wilted under the punishing conditions. After the sun set on Flushing Meadows, fourth seed Caroline...

  • Serena show rolls on, Fish bows out

    Serena show rolls on, Fish bows out

    The Serena Williams show continued at the US Open as the world number one moved a step closer to a calendar Grand Slam on Wednesday, while Mardy Fish took a final Flushing Meadows bow as the curtain came down on the American’s career. Defending...

  • Federer romps

    Federer romps

    Roger Federer glided into the second round on a hot, steamy day at Flushing Meadows, while Andy Murray ushered talented young Australian Nick Kyrgios out of another grand slam event at the US Open on Tuesday. Murray had beaten 37th-ranked Kyrgios...

  • Top seeds in a hurry in NY

    Top seeds in a hurry in NY

    World no.1s Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic launched their US Open title bids in ruthless style on Monday, while Kei Nishikori’s hopes of making another magical run to the final came to a shuddering halt. Opening day at Flushing Meadows...

  • Nishikori, Ivanovic suffer shock defeats

    Nishikori, Ivanovic suffer shock defeats

    Kei Nishikori and Ana Ivanovic became the first big casualties of this year’s US Open after suffering defeats on the opening day of the fourth grand slam, last night. Japan’s Nishikori, the men’s fourth seed and last year’s runner-up, fell at the...

  • Sharapova pulls out due to leg injury

    Maria Sharapova, winner of five grand slam events, has pulled out of the US Open tennis championships due to a leg injury. Sharapova, 28, has not played a match since losing to Serena Williams in the Wimbledon semi-finals in July and withdrew from...

  • Coaching clinics at TCK

    Tennis Club Kordin (TCK), as one of the main tennis clubs in Malta, thrives on the promotion of the game. For this purpose, the club organises regular coaching courses for players in all levels. This year’s coaching clinics will commence on...

  • Djokovic tips Federer as one of the favourites

    Djokovic tips Federer as one of the favourites

    Novak Djokovic believes Roger Federer is playing the best tennis of his career as the duo prepare to do battle for the US Open title. Djokovic and Federer were slugging it out in the Wimbledon final only seven weeks ago, when the Serb dispatched...

  • Sharapova’s chances hurt by slow recovery

    Maria Sharapova’s chances of stopping Serena Williams win a fourth grand slam this year are in doubt after the Russian admitted she was still short of fitness a day before the start of the US Open. Sharapova is struggling with a muscle strain in...

  • Serena Williams insists pressure not a factor in Grand Slam bid

    Serena Williams insists pressure not a factor in Grand Slam bid

    Serena Williams said she is treating the upcoming US Open just like any other, even though she is well aware of the historical impact the year’s final grand slam may have. The three-times defending champion enters the Aug. 31-Sept. 13 tournament...

  • Djokovic gets back at Wawrinka, reaches Cincinnati semi-finals

    Top seed Novak Djokovic avenged his French Open final loss to Stan Wawrinka by crushing the Swiss 6-4 6-1 yesterday to reach the semi-finals of the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati. Djokovic, now two wins away from becoming the first player...

  • Wawrinka’s mind wanders, but advances in Cincinnati

    Wawrinka’s mind wanders, but advances in Cincinnati

    World number one Novak Djokovic cruised through his opening match at the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati while Stan Wawrinka had to dig deep to beat Borna Coric and conceded his thoughts had been far from tennis over the past few days. Andy...

  • Bencic rolls on in Cincinnati

    Bencic rolls on in Cincinnati

    Maria Sharapova and Venus Williams were big-name withdrawals from the Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati yesterday as they attempt to fully recover from injury and illness ahead of the US Open. Russian second seed Sharapova, who has yet to...

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