10:28 am September 19, 2014 | No Comment
China’s Li Na, Asia’s first grand slam singles title winner, announced her retirement from tennis on Friday.
10:10 am September 15, 2014 | No Comment
Five-time champions Spain’s 18-year stay in the Davis Cup World Group came to an end on Sunday when they were defeated by Brazil in the play-offs.
5:43 pm September 9, 2014 | No Comment
It was the first grand slam final since 2005 that one of the so-called Fab Four, be it Federer, Nadal, Djokovic or Murray, was not present. Usually it’s two of them.
10:32 am September 9, 2014 | No Comment
For over three-quarters of a century men’s tennis in Japan has played out like a kabuki tragedy, filled with decades of barren results, embarrassments and even a suicide. Although Kei Nishikori was beaten 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 by Marin Cilic in Monday’s final, his riveting run at the US Open has brought new life to a dormant sport in his homeland.
10:20 am September 9, 2014 | No Comment
Tokyo’s morning rush-hour will probably have flowed a little smoother than usual on Tuesday as millions delayed their journeys to find a TV beaming a 24-year-old wielding a tennis racket on a patch of concrete in a suburb of New York.
8:59 am September 9, 2014 | No Comment
Japan’s Kei Nishikori won’t leave New York as the first Asian man with a Grand Slam title, but his US Open near-miss has shown him what he’s capable of.
2:29 pm September 8, 2014 | No Comment
Japanese and expatriate tennis fans had a late night watching Nishikori defeat top-seeded Novak Djokovic in a match that ended after 4 a.m. on Sunday Japan time, making him the first Asian man to reach a Grand Slam final in the 137-year history of tennis’s biggest tournaments.
2:19 pm September 8, 2014 | No Comment
New York. Serena Williams believes clinching an 18th Grand Slam title is more significant than the sixth US Open she won on Sunday and vowed to keep adding to her majors collection. The world number one swept past close friend Caroline Wozniacki 6-3, 6-3 in the final to go level with Chris Evert as a […]