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Tennis

  • Nadal ready to empty tank to help Spain stay in top tier

    A tired Rafa Nadal is ready to give his all for Spain in this weekend’s Davis Cup play-off against Ukraine after a draining US Open brought him his 13th grand slam title. With his country’s elite World Group status in the balance, Nadal is ready...

  • Li Na’s waxwork tribute

    Chinese tennis player Li Na (left) poses next to a wax statue of herself during the statue’s unveiling ceremony at Madame Tussauds Wuhan, Hubei province, yesterday. About 20 artists spent the past five months working on the wax sculpture which...

  • Davis Cup not ideal preparation – Nadal

    Playing the Davis Cup on clay in Madrid this week is not ideal preparation for the hard-court swing in Asia and an assault on the number one ranking, according to newly crowned US Open champion Rafa Nadal. Spaniard Nadal, currently number two...

  • Tennis coaching at VLTC

    The next VLTC Sunday Coaching Clinics are scheduled to start on September 29. The Wilson Coaching Clinics consist of ten sessions and will be held on Sunday mornings at 9am, 10am and 11am. Groups will be divided in two categories – beginners and...

  • Nadal crowns brilliant year

    Rafa Nadal crowned his brilliant year by defeating world number one Novak Djokovic to win the US Open title at Arthur Ashe Stadium on Monday and earn his 13th grand slam singles crown. The Spaniard earned his second major championship this season...

  • Williams shows no signs of fading

    It has been 14 years since Serena Williams won her first US Open but there was no hint of decline as the 31-year-old American outlasted Victoria Azarenka 7-5 6-7 6-1 to claim her fifth US Open singles title on Sunday. Initially frustrated by a...

  • Djokovic, Nadal set up blockbuster US Open final

    World number one Novak Djokovic and number two Rafa Nadal set up a mouth-watering men’s singles final at the US Open with victories in the semi-finals at Flushing Meadows on Saturday. Today’s US Open championship showdown will be the third in four...

  • Serena books rematch with rival Azarenka

    Defending champion Serena Williams slugged her way to a US Open title rematch against Victoria Azarenka as the top two seeds scored straight-sets knockouts in their semi-finals on Friday night. World number one Williams thrashed a rattled Li Na...

  • Wawrinka shocks Murray but Djokovic eases to semis

    Defending champion Andy Murray was the latest grand slam winner to be bundled out of the US Open and deny fans a dream match-up, while Novak Djokovic stayed the course on Thursday to complete the last four line-up. Winds blew across Arthur Ashe...

  • Azarenka wins one for younger generation

    Victoria Azarenka struck a blow for the younger generation by beating Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia 6-2 6-3 to join a trio of 31-year-olds in the semi-finals of the US Open yesterday. The 24-year-old Belarusian, the second seed and runner-up last...

  • Djokovic and Serena send warning shots

    World number ones Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic ruled supreme on Tuesday, sending ominous warnings to their rivals with dazzling, runaway victories over Spanish opponents at the US Open. Djokovic said he played some of his best tennis on the...

  • Shock Federer loss dashes first meeting with Nadal

    Roger Federer suffered a shock loss to Tommy Robredo at the US Open on Monday, ruining the prospect of meeting Rafa Nadal at the only grand slam where the two greats have never played each other. In the biggest upset of the tournament, Robredo...

  • Pennetta wary about facing Vinci

    Italy’s Flavia Pennetta desperately wants to make it through to the semi-finals of the US Open for the first time but the prospect has left her with a heavy heart. If she is to achieve her goal, Pennetta will have to do so at the expense of one of...

  • Old order take control

    Serena Williams easily won her eagerly-awaited clash with Sloane Stephens at the US Open as normal service resumed at the last grand slam of the year. Williams was one of four US Open champions that won on Sunday, sending a clear message to the...

  • Nadal, Federer on collision course

    Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal remained on course for a tantalising first ever collision at the US Open after demolishing their opposition at Flushing Meadows on Saturday. The two great rivals have never played each other at the year’s final grand...

  • Del Potro falls to Hewitt

    Lleyton Hewitt pulled off a stunning five-set win over Juan Martin del Potro at the US Open after a classic late-night thriller between the two former champions on Friday. Twelve years after he upset Pete Sampras to win the US Open, the...

  • Top seeds survive on day of mixed fortunes

    The contrasting fortunes of grand slam tennis were on full display at the US Open on Thursday. Some dreams were made while others were shattered. Victoria Duval, the teenaged American who had captured the hearts of New York with her feats both on...

  • Coaching clinics

    Tennis Club Kordin organise annual courses for children and adults alike as part of their commitment to promote tennis in Malta. This year’s coaching clinic will run from October to May 2014, TCK said in a statement. Throughout this period, three...

  • Murray cruises, Venus bows out

    He waited a lot longer than he expected but Andy Murray finally began his US Open defence on Wednesday night with an emphatic straight-sets victory that lit up an otherwise gloomy day at Flushing Meadows. A quirky schedule combined with persistent...

  • Djokovic and Federer reach next round

    A teenage American girl with a squeaky voice and an incredible tale of survival stole the spotlight at the US Open on Tuesday with a stunning upset win over the former champion, Sam Stosur. While Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic and the rest of...

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