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  • Cecchinato upsets Goffin to reach last eight

    Cecchinato upsets Goffin to reach last eight

    Unheralded Italian Marco Cecchinato stormed into the French Open quarter-finals by upsetting Belgian eighth seed David Goffin 7-5 4-6 6-0 6-3 on Sunday. World number 72 Cecchinato, who had never been past the first round at a Grand Slam, will next...

  • Djokovic's bid for second French Open off to glum-faced start

    Djokovic's bid for second French Open off to glum-faced start

    Novak Djokovic launched his campaign for a second French Open title with a moody victory over Brazilian qualifier Rogerio Dutra Silva on Monday, winning 6-3 6-4 6-4. In his quest to become the first men's player in the Open era to win each of the...

  • Azarenka dumped out of French Open in first round

    Azarenka dumped out of French Open in first round

    Two-time Grand Slam winner Victoria Azarenka crashed out of the French Open in the first round losing 5-7 5-7 to Katerina Siniakova on Monday, playing only her fifth tournament of the year after a legal battle over the custody of her son. The...

  • Malta fall to South Africa in Fed Cup playoff

    Malta fall to South Africa in Fed Cup playoff

    Team Malta lost to South Africa 2-1 in the Group III, Europe/Africa, Zone B, Promotional play-off final after qualifying from their group with maximum wins.  Malta started the encounter on a bright note as Francesca Curmi emerged victorious in...

  • Malta to face South Africa in Fed Cup play-off

    Malta to face South Africa in Fed Cup play-off

    Team Malta will face South Africa in the Fed Cup play-off spot, on Thursday, their first since 2004 when they were defeated by Norway. Malta advanced to the promotion play-off for the European/Africa Group II after emerging winners in their three...

  • Team Malta starts Fed Cup with a win

    Team Malta starts Fed Cup with a win

    The Tennis' women's team, comprised of Elaine Genovese, Brenda Galea, Francesca Curmi and Emily Lightfoot, has started its Fed Cup commitments with a 3-0 win over Ireland. Curmi was first on the court and she managed to overcome Jane Fennely 6-1,...

  • Malta advance into Davis Cup play-off

    Malta advance into Davis Cup play-off

    Malta lost against Liechtenstein 2-1 on the third and final day of Pool B, Group B but still managed to clinch a promotion play-off berth. In the opening singles rubber, Omar Sudzuka lost to Robin Forster in a hard fought match 6-3, 6-4.  Matthew...

  • Malta downs Moldova in Davis Cup

    Malta downs Moldova in Davis Cup

    After a very good start in the Davis Cup European Group 3, with Malta beating Kosovo three rubbers to nil, the Mediterranean island were up against the number one seed, Moldova, on Thursday. In the first rubber Omar Sudzuka lost his encounter to...

  • Malta win opener in Davis Cup

    Malta win opener in Davis Cup

    The men's tennis national team were off to a strong start in the Davis Cup when they brushed aside Kosovo 3-0 in Montenegro on Wednesday. Omar Sudzuka had the better of Burim Bytyqi 6-4 6-1 while Matthew Asciak breezed past Granit Bajraliu 6-0,...

  • Isner outlasts Zverev for first Miami title

    Isner outlasts Zverev for first Miami title

    John Isner found new energy and outlasted Germany's Alexander Zverev 6-7(4) 6-4 6-4 at the Miami Open on Sunday for the biggest title of his career. The 32-year-old American was tiring noticeably in the second set but won the ninth game to go up...

  • Stephens sees off Ostapenko to win Miami title

    Stephens sees off Ostapenko to win Miami title

    American Sloane Stephens kept intact her streak of never having lost a final as she defeated Latvia's Jelena Ostapenko 7-6(5) 6-1 to claim the Miami Open title on Saturday. After a tense first set, the U.S. Open champion reeled off six consecutive...

  • Watch: Del Potro grinds down Raonic in Miami, Isner also advances

    Watch: Del Potro grinds down Raonic in Miami, Isner also advances

    Juan Martin del Potro remained on course for a rare Sunshine Double when he outlasted Milos Raonic 5-7 7-6(1) 7-6(3) in a marathon quarter-final at the Miami Open on Wednesday. Del Potro, who claimed the Indian Wells title earlier this month, fed...

  • Davis Cup set to be revamped into World Cup-style tournament

    Davis Cup set to be revamped into World Cup-style tournament

    The Davis Cup is set to be transformed into an 18-nation World Cup-style tournament under new proposals put forward by the International Tennis Federation. It is hoped the new event, named the World Cup of Tennis Finals, would feature the game's...

  • Pellicano qualifies for U-16 Madrid Open

    Pellicano qualifies for U-16 Madrid Open

    Helene Pellicano has booked her place in the Mutua Madrid Open U-16 after she won the qualifying tournament which was played at the Sporting Club Tenis in Valencia last weekend. The 15-year-old, who is currently the highest ranked Maltese player...

  • Curmi triumphs in Tunis

    Curmi triumphs in Tunis

    Francesca Curmi enjoyed success at the ITF junior Grade 2 tournament in Tunis when she won the singles tournament after having the better of France’s Carole Monnet 5-7 7-5 6-3. On her way to the final Curmi had the better of Romania’s no.1 Selma...

  • Five things we learned from 2018's Australian Open

    Five things we learned from 2018's Australian Open

    Caroline Wozniacki and Roger Federer left Melbourne clutching the trophies after an Australian Open packed full of storylines. The eventful passage of Wozniacki and Simona Halep to the women's final and their tremendous duel for the title captured...

  • Watch: Federer holds off Cilic to win 20th Grand Slam

    Watch: Federer holds off Cilic to win 20th Grand Slam

    Roger Federer withstood a Marin Cilic comeback to successfully defend his Australian Open title and win a 20th grand slam crown. Cilic recovered from two sets to one and a break down to force a fifth set but Federer proved stronger in the end to...

  • Wozniacki beats Halep to win Australian Open

    Wozniacki beats Halep to win Australian Open

    A determined Caroline Wozniacki held firm to shake off a tenacious challenge from Simona Halep, edging a classic Australian Open final 7-6(2) 3-6 6-4 to claim her first grand slam title on Saturday. After a captivating tussle played out in...

  • Ruthless Federer makes final as chastened Chung quits

    Ruthless Federer makes final as chastened Chung quits

    Ruthless Roger Federer handed wounded Chung Hyeon an old-fashioned schooling before the overwhelmed South Korean quit with foot blisters trailing 6-1 5-2 in a damp squib of an Australian Open semi-final on Friday. Federer was detained for only 62...

  • Halep to face Wozniacki in Australian Open final

    Halep to face Wozniacki in Australian Open final

    World number one Simona Halep edged out 2016 champion Angelique Kerber 6-3 4-6 9-7 in a thrilling encounter to reach her first Australian Open final on Thursday. Kerber, seeded 21st, fought off two match points in the 10th game of the final set...