ARTICLES RELATING TO TENNIS

Murray honoured in hometown

2014-04-23 21:36

Andy Murray fought to hold back tears after being awarded the ceremonial freedom of his Scottish home town, Sterling.

Rosol into Bucharest quarters

2014-04-23 17:34

Defending champion Lukas Rosol has reached the Nastase Tiriac Trophy quarter-finals with victory over Jarkko Nieminen.

Ferrer ousted in Barcelona

2014-04-23 17:34

David Ferrer was ousted from the Barcelona Open by a Russian opponent for the second straight year, losing to Teymuraz Gabashvili.

Seppi falls in Bucharest

2014-04-22 22:45

Italy's Andreas Seppi was knocked out of the first round of the Nastase Tiriac Trophy, along with France's Nicolas Mahut.

Svitolina ousted in Marrakech

2014-04-22 19:15

Patricia Mayr-Achleitner has surprised second-seeded Elina Svitolina in the first round of the Grand Prix SAR.

Errani advances in Stuttgart

2014-04-22 17:22

Eighth seed Sara Errani has posted a straight-set win to reach the second round of the Porsche Grand Prix in Stuttgart.

Nadal still tops rankings

2014-04-21 14:00

Spaniard Rafael Nadal has continued to top the latest men's world tennis rankings which were released by the ATP.

Wawrinka wins in Monte Carlo

2014-04-20 18:04

Stanislas Wawrinka won the Monte Carlo Masters for the first time after rallying to beat Roger Federer in a rare all-Swiss final.

Czechs reach Fed Cup final

2014-04-20 14:43

Petra Kvitova sent the Czech Republic to their third Fed Cup finals in four years after beating Italy's Roberta Vinci.

Djokovic out for 'some time'

2014-04-19 20:14

Novak Djokovic says he will not be able to play tennis "for some time" after being hampered by a wrist injury at Monte Carlo.

Wawrinka outclasses Ferrer

2014-04-19 15:37

Stanislas Wawrinka has made it into his first ever Monte Carlo Masters final with a semi-final win over David Ferrer.

Djokovic sets up Federer clash

2014-04-18 20:34

Novak Djokovic will play Roger Federer in the Monte Carlo Masters semi-finals after both men rallied to win their quarter-final matches.

Nadal crashes in Monte Carlo

2014-04-18 18:19

Eight-time champion Rafael Nadal has slumped to a shock Monte Carlo Masters quarter-final defeat to compatriot David Ferrer.

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.

 

Ivanovic strolls past Lisicki

2014-04-23 19:54

Ana Ivanovic has defeated Sabine Lisicki to send the Wimbledon finalist out in the first round of the Porsche Grand Prix.

Hercog advances in Morocco

2014-04-23 17:34

In her return from injury, Polona Hercog has cruised past Zhang Shuai to move into the second round of the Grand Prix SAR.

Sharapova survives scare

2014-04-23 07:28

Defending champion Maria Sharapova has survived a first-round scare at the Porsche Grand Prix by defeating Lucie Safarova.

Djokovic allays injury fears

2014-04-22 19:49

Novak Djokovic has played down fears he will miss the French Open, saying his wrist injury is not as serious as first feared.

Nishikori makes winning return

2014-04-22 18:34

Kei Nishikori has won his first clay match of the season, with victory over Roberto Bautista Agut in the Barcelona Open.

Nadal looks to bounce back

2014-04-21 17:04

Rafael Nadal will look to to shake off his early exit at the Monte Carlo Masters by going for his ninth Barcelona Open title.

Stan plays down French hopes

2014-04-21 11:45

Stanislas Wawrinka has played down his French Open hopes despite his Monte Carlo Masters title success against Roger Federer.

Sharapova targets hat-trick

2014-04-20 16:35

Maria Sharapova opens her claycourt season in Germany this week where she hopes to claim a hat-trick of Stuttgart titles.

Germany into Fed Cup final

2014-04-20 09:18

Angelique Kerber put Germany into their first Fed Cup final in 22 years with a fighting victory over Australia's Samantha Stosur.

Federer ousts ailing Djokovic

2014-04-19 17:36

Roger Federer has beaten an injured Novak Djokovic to set up an all-Swiss Monte Carlo Masters final.

Germany take Fed Cup lead

2014-04-19 14:29

Germany took hold of their Fed Cup semi-final, winning both the opening day singles to lead Australia 2-0 in Brisbane.

SA women whitewash Egypt

2014-04-18 19:03

The South African women's tennis team have beaten Egypt in their Euro-Africa Group 2 Fed Cup tie in Lithuania.

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.

 
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