ARTICLES RELATING TO TENNIS

Top seeds cruise in Monte Carlo

2014-04-18 09:19

Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer have all eased into the quarter-finals of the Monte Carlo Masters.

Cibulkova coasts into quarters

2014-04-17 17:04

Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia needed just over an hour to beat Su-Wei Hsieh to reach the quarter-finals of Malaysian Open.

Fed may miss French Open

2014-04-16 19:07

Roger Federer has hinted that the upcoming birth of another child could prevent him playing in the French Open.

Nadal survives shaky start

2014-04-16 16:13

Rafael Nadal has survived a shaky start against Teimuraz Gabashvili to progress to the third round of the Monte Carlo Masters.

Boost for local tennis

2014-04-15 20:57

Wilson will host the R100 000 Challenge open tennis tournament again after the success of the inaugural tournament last year.

Fed Cup draw good for SA

2014-04-15 19:15

The South African Fed Cup team was given a favourable draw for their Euro Africa Group 2 tournament to be played in Lithuania.

Wozniacki goes pink!

2014-04-15 16:33

Caroline Wozniacki dyed her hair bright pink while supporting her boyfriend Rory McIlroy at the Masters.

Fognini survives Sousa scare

2014-04-14 16:18

Fabio Fognini was two points away from defeat before rallying to beat Joao Sousa in the first round of the Monte Carlo Masters.

Nadal leads ATP rankings

2014-04-14 12:07

Rafael Nadal maintained first place lead in the men's tennis rankings ahead of Novak Djokovic into the first clay-court Masters of the season starting Monday in Monte Carlo.

Verdasco wins Houston final

2014-04-14 07:32

Fernando Verdasco has won the US Men's Clay Court Championship for his sixth ATP World Tour title and first since 2010.

Garcia wins in Bogota

2014-04-13 21:38

France's Caroline Garcia has opened her WTA account in Bogota with an upset over Serbian top seed Jelena Jankovic.

All-Spanish Houston final

2014-04-13 10:08

Fernando Verdasco has beaten Santiago Giraldo in straight sets to reach his first final of 2014, where an all-Spanish battle awaits.

All-Spanish final in Morocco

2014-04-12 19:45

Marcel Granollers will face Guillermo Garcia-Lopez in an all-Spanish final at the Grand Prix Hassan II in Casablanca.

Wheelchair star hijacked

2014-04-12 14:33

Wheelchair tennis star Lucas Sithole is recovering after he was hijacked in Johannesburg, Wheelchair Tennis SA has said.

Robredo ousted in Houston

2014-04-11 07:27

Santiago Giraldo upset second-seeded Tommy Robredo to advance to the quarter-finals of the US Men's Clay Court Championship.

Brown ousts top seed Isner

2014-04-10 09:15

Dustin Brown upset top seeded John Isner in three sets to reach the quarter-finals of the US men's clay court championships.

Delbonis advances to quarters

2014-04-09 17:12

The sixth-seeded Federico Delbonis has edged Filip Peliwo to reach the quarter-finals of the Grand Prix Hassan II.

Federer back in Monte Carlo

2014-04-08 22:31

Roger Federer has accepted a late invitation to play in the Monte Carlo Masters, organisers have announced.

Murray in search for new coach

2014-04-08 14:06

Wimbledon champion Andy Murray revealed he will soon begin his search for a new coach and hopes to have appointed one in May.

Nadal remains top in rankings

2014-04-07 13:22

Spain's Rafael Nadal remains top in the men's tennis rankings by the ATP, while Richard Gasquet returned into the top 10.

Petkovic wins Charleston title

2014-04-07 07:21

Andrea Petkovic has earned her first title in nearly three years Sunday with a straight-set win in the Family Circle Cup.

Davis Cup heartbreak for SA

2014-04-06 21:05

South Africa have slumped to a heartbreaking defeat against Lithuania in their Euro-Africa Group Two Davis Cup tie.

SA dismantle Lithuania

2014-04-05 16:07

South Africa have dismantled Lithuania in the doubles match of the Davis Cup Euro-Africa Group Two tie.

Light halts Murray's comeback

2014-04-04 21:36

Britain's Davis Cup quarter-final with Italy was in the balance when poor light halted play during the second rubber.

SA go one down to Lithuania

2014-04-04 14:31

Lithuania have won the opening singles match in their Davis Cup Euro-Africa Group Two tie against South Africa.

 

National orders to be awarded

2014-04-17 20:57

The South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee has announced five new recipients of National Orders.

Wawrinka gets free pass

2014-04-17 13:22

Stanislas Wawrinka reached the quarter-finals of the Monte Carlo Masters without hitting a ball after Nicolas Almagro withdrew.

Diyas into Malaysian quarters

2014-04-16 17:35

Zarina Diyas has reached the quarter-finals of the Malaysian Open by beating Giulia Gatto-Monticone in the second round.

Federer eases into 3rd round

2014-04-16 14:01

Roger Federer has eased into the third round of the Monte Carlo Masters after beating veteran Radek Stepanek in 52 minutes.

Pliskova breezes into next round

2014-04-15 19:15

Czech tennis star Karolina Pliskova has breezed into the second round of the Malaysian Open with a straight-sets win.

Djokovic off to dominant start

2014-04-15 17:42

Novak Djokovic has stormed into the third round of the Monte Carlo Masters, claiming his 11th straight win of the season.

French Open prize money up

2014-04-15 14:01

Prize money for this year's French Open will top $34.5 million, more than 10 percent up on 2013, the FTF has announced.

Serena tops WTA rankings

2014-04-14 12:13

Serena Williams continued to hold a huge lead over Li Na in the latest women's tennis rankings issued by the WTA.

Cornet wins Katowice Open

2014-04-14 10:48

Alize Cornet won her fourth career title when she saved a match point on her way to victory over Camila Giorgi in Katowice.

Garcia-Lopez wins in Morocco

2014-04-13 21:37

Guillermo Garcia-Lopez has rallied to beat Marcel Granollers in an all-Spanish final on clay at the Grand Prix Hassan II.

Radwanska ousted by Cornet

2014-04-12 21:40

Top-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland was overcome by Alize Cornet of France in the Katowice Open semi-finals.

Federer back to unseat Nadal

2014-04-12 16:59

Roger Federer returns to the Monte Carlo Masters with a mission to try and topple king of clay Rafael Nadal.

Verdasco into Houston semis

2014-04-12 08:39

Fernando Verdasco has booked his place in the US Men's Clay Court Championship semi-final, after his victory over Donald Young.

I have a strong team: Grainger

2014-04-10 18:02

South African Fed Cup coach Earl Grainger believes his side has the quality to get into the top-tier group of the competition.

Anderson stunned in Morocco

2014-04-09 21:08

Top-seeded Kevin Anderson has been eliminated in the second round of the Grand Prix Hassan II after losing to Victor Hanescu.

Hewitt eases past Polansky

2014-04-09 07:24

Aussie veteran Lleyton Hewitt has toppled Peter Polansky in the first round of the US men's clay court championships.

Simon ousted in Casablanca

2014-04-08 22:31

Sixth-seeded Federico Delbonis of Argentina has beaten France's Gilles Simon in the first round of the Grand Prix Hassan II.

Sousa cruises to second round

2014-04-07 19:40

Fifth-seeded Joao Sousa has beaten Igor Sijsling to reach the second round of the Grand Prix Hassan II tournament.

Ivanovic wins Monterrey Open

2014-04-07 07:25

Ana Ivanovic has defeated Jovana Jaksic in straight sets in an all-Serbian final of the WTA Tour's Monterrey Open.

Italy stun Brits in Davis Cup

2014-04-06 18:22

Italy have foiled Great Britain's dream of a first Davis Cup semi-final appearance in 33 years with a battling quarter-final win.

Semi-finals set in Charleston

2014-04-05 08:26

Eugenie Bouchard notched one of the biggest wins of her career in toppling world No 8 Jelena Jankovic at the Family Circle Cup.

De Voest levels tie for SA

2014-04-04 19:09

South Africa's Rik de Voest has outclassed Lithuania's Laurynas Grigelis to level their Davis Cup Euro-Africa Group Two tie.

Bouchard holds off Venus

2014-04-04 07:31

Eugenie Bouchard admitted it was "a bit ugly" as she held off Venus Williams to reach the Family Circle Cup quarter-finals.

 
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