Tennis

LONDON: The International Tennis Federation (ITF) has announced that the Fed Cup, the women’s world cup of tennis, has been renamed the Billie Jean King Cup by BNP Paribas.

It is the first time a major global team competition has been named after a woman, ushering in a new era for the historic tournament and representing a landmark moment for sport.

Sep 14, 2020 19:09
DOMINIC THIEM MADE A comeback as he turned things around for a 2-6, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 7-6 (6) victory across more than four hours to earn his first major championship at a nearly empty Arthur Ashe Stadium due to the coronavirus pandemic.  The 27-year-old from Austria is the first man to win the American Grand Slam tournament after trailing 2-0 in sets in the final since 1949. 
Sep 07, 2020 19:09
NEW DELHI: Another politician heads an Indian sports body. Rajya Sabha Member of Parliament Anil Jain has been elected as the All India Tennis Association's new president at AITA's Annual General Meeting (AGM), which was held here on Sunday.
Sep 07, 2020 13:09
NEW YORK: Seventeen-time Grand Slam Champion and No. 1 seed Novak Djokovic was defaulted from his Round of 16 match at the US Open against 2017 semifinalist and No. 20 seed Pablo Carreno Busta at 5-6 in the first set after hitting a line umpire with a ball.
Aug 31, 2020 19:08
NEW DELHI: World number one Novak Djokovic has resigned as president of the ATP player council to front a new association aiming to increase the power of the players. India’s top two tennis professionals, Rohan Bopanna and Sumit Nagal, are among the 60 to 70 players to have already signed up to be a part of the newly formed Professional Tennis Players Association.
Aug 31, 2020 18:08
FLUSHING: IBM, the digital partner of the United States Tennis Association (USTA) for 29 years, has announced innovative new fan experiences leveraging artificial intelligence (AI) underpinned by hybrid cloud technologies that will enable millions of fans around the world to experience the excitement and vibrant debate surrounding the iconic tennis Grand Slam, the first ever without fans on-site. 
Aug 27, 2020 19:08
NEW DELHI: India’s Davis Cup captain Rohit Rajpal has been elected as president of the Delhi Lawn Tennis Association (DLTA) for a second straight four-year term. Rajpal’s re-election to the post was unanimous at the DLTA’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Wednesday, and so was former Davis Cupper Balram Singh’s election as secretary general (Sports), PTI reports.
Aug 17, 2020 18:08
LONDON: The ATP has issued further updates to the 2020 Tour calendar, setting a provisional schedule for the remainder of the regular season. The revised calendar marks a continuation of the plan to resume the ATP Tour season, following suspension in March due to COVID-19.
Aug 12, 2020 17:08
LOS ANGELES: Therabody, formerly known as Theragun, the global leader in tech wellness and percussive massage therapy, officially announced Tuesday that retired tennis champion and entrepreneur Maria Sharapova has made an investment in the company while joining Therabody as a strategic advisor. 
Aug 05, 2020 17:08
MADRID: Organisers of the Mutua Madrid Open on Tuesday announced the cancellation of the tournament's 2020 edition due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The ATP Masters 1000 event is typically held in May, but was rescheduled to September because of the virus. Unfortunately, due to ongoing COVID-19 concerns, the tournament made a decision in conjunction with local authorities to cancel the event.
Aug 04, 2020 20:08
CARSON, Calif.: Tiger Woods’ TGR Foundation, the United States Tennis Association (USTA), The Walt Disney Company, philanthropist Doug Kimmelman and the Karsh Family Foundation have committed $50 million toward America's largest academic and athletic complex dedicated to expanding opportunities for at-risk youth and fostering social equity in the heart of the Los Angeles region.