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16 January, 2019 4:14 AM Australian Open 2019: Leander Paes-M Reyes-Varela Crash Out After 1st Round Loss In Men's Doubles Category

India's Australian Open 2019 campaign started on a horror note as legendary Indian tennis player Leander Paes and his men's doubles partner Miguel Angel Reyes-Varela have been knocked out after a first-round loss in straight sets. The Indo-Mexican pair lost 5-7, 6-7(4/7) to the pair of Austin Krajicek and Artem Sitak. Another pair featuring Indians - Rohan 696

15 January, 2019 12:37 PM Australian Open: Kei Nishikori reaches second round after Kamil Majchrzak retires

Japan`s Kei Nishikori advanced to the second round of the Australian Open after Polish wild card Kamil Majchrzak retired due to cramping during their first round at Melbourne Park. Nishikori won the contest against Majchrzak 3-6, 6-7(6), 6-0, 6-2, 3-0. The Japanese, who came to Melbourne fresh off a win in Brisbane, was taken by surprise by Majchrzak 190

14 January, 2019 1:52 PM Brave Andy Murray bows out of Australian Open in first round

Andy Murray`s hopes of a fairytale swansong at the Australian Open were crushed in the first round on Monday as Roberto Bautista Agut held off a thrilling fightback from the ailing Briton to claim a 6-4 6-4 6-7(5) 6-7(4) 6-2 epic win. Though locked in a losing battle with his troublesome right hip, the former world number one whipped the Melbourne Arena 152

14 January, 2019 1:52 PM Australian Open 2019: Caroline Wozniacki through to second round with comfortable win

Danish tennis star Caroline Wozniacki launched her title defence at the 2019 Australian Open with a comfortable 6-3, 6-4 win against Belgian Alison Van Uytvanck in the first round at Melbourne Park on Monday. The third-seeded Dane broke Van Uytvanck once in each set and kept down her unforced errors to win the baseline battle in an hour and 33 minutes 195

14 January, 2019 4:54 AM Australian Open 2019: Rafael Nadal, Maria Sharapova Register First Round Victories

Rafael Nadal is bidding to become the first man in the Open era, and only third in history along with Roy Emerson and Rod Laver, to win each Grand Slam on two or more occasions. The Spanish second seed is bidding to become the first man in the Open era, and only third in history along with Roy Emerson and Rod Laver, to win each Grand Slam on two or more occasions 157

7 January, 2019 2:57 AM Simona Halep to begin 2019 season without coach

Simona Halep will be without a coach for the first few months of the 2019 season after Australian Darren Cahill left her team due to "family reasons", the world number one has confirmed. Halep, who is gearing up for the Australian Open by playing in this week`s Sydney International, has worked with the former Australia Davis Cup captain since 2016 and said she would 137

2 January, 2019 2:59 PM Struggling Maria Sharapova Progresses At Shenzhen After Opponent Retires Hurt

"You played unbelievable," Sharapova told Wang, after the Chinese player announced she was retiring from the match, adding that the teenager had a great career ahead of her. "It's not the way either of us wants to finish the match, win or lose," said Sharapova, who is ranked 29. "I thought (Wang) was absolutely the dominant player in this match, and had all the opportunities 116

30 December, 2018 10:12 AM Novak Djokovic Wins Fourth Mubadala Title; Equals Rafael Nadal's Record

"I'm a bit tired. We weren't expecting to play two hours and 30 minutes just before the start of the season," said Djokovic who is aiming for a possible seventh Australian Open title next month. The Wimbledon and US Open champion sets his eyes on Qatar Open that starts on Monday where he will take on Bosnia's Damir Dzumhur in his tournament opener 92

19 December, 2018 9:37 AM Sania Mirza Tweets Picture With Son, Says Difficult To Stay Away From Him

Sania Mirza conceived baby Izhaan on October 30. Indian tennis star Sania Mirza tweeted a picture of her holding son Izhaan, where she writes about the difficulties of staying away from home especially from her son. In the tweet, she writes, "Never thought I'd find leaving home so difficult .. After a hard day at work and away from Izhaan .. this is all I want to come back to #Allhamdulillah" 89

17 December, 2018 12:32 PM Prithvi Shaw ruled out of Test series against Australia, Mayank Agarwal called in as replacement

Shaw was expected to open the innings for the visitors in the upcoming clashes following a poor performance by regular openers Murali Vijay and KL Rahul in the first two Tests. Indian opener Prithvi Shaw who had missed the first two Tests against Australia after sustaining an ankle injury during a tour game, has been ruled out of the rest of the series 129