Tennis

Australian Open 2017: Serena Williams beats Venus Williams to set Grand Slam record

KALAHAN DENG Serena Williams beat sister Venus in straight sets to win her seventh Australian Open and an Open-era record 23rd Grand Slam singles title. Serena, 35, won 6-4 6-4 to pass Steffi Graf in the all-time list of major winners since the Grand Slams accepted professional players in 1968. The American regains the number one ranking from German Angelique ...

SERENA WILLIAMS & WIMBLEDON 2016-FINAL AND HER 22 GRAND-SLAM VICTORY

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG The World No 1 Serena Williams has done it again and gain this time for her 22 Grand-Slam title after defeating her rival  four seeded German Angelique Kerbe 7-5 and 6-3. Serena Williams did it in four straight sets , it was quite something people were amazed to see the power and superiority this young lady ...

AN EGYPTIAN MAN WHO BEATS THE ODD BY PLAYING TENNIS WITH HIS MOUTH

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG   Ibrahim Hamato is an Egyptian citizen who got involved in a train crash when he was 10 years old, which led him to the hospital and forced doctors to amputate both of his arms. His passion in pursuing table tennis was driven by unconditional love to this sport which he now plays with his mouth.

Samantha Stosur levels Fed Cup tie against Slovakia in second match

Samantha Stosur has kept Australia’s hope of returning to the Fed Cup World Group alive with a straight-sets win over Slovakia’s Jana Cepelova in Bratislava. The hosts were leading the World Group Two tie on Saturday after Arina Rodionova was downed 5-7, 7-5, 6-0 by Anna Karolina Schmiedlova in an epic battle that lasted more than three hours. But world ...

Novak Djokovic sweeps past Roger Federer to underline No1 status

Both finalists were history men but Novak Djokovic underlined that he has more of it in front of him than does Roger Federer when he beat the Swiss in two sets to become the first player to win the ATP World Tour Finals title four years in a row. He was worth it, holding his nerve under intense pressure as ...

Djokovic starts U.S. Open buildup with Montreal win

Top-ranked Novak Djokovic began his preparation for the U.S. Open by defeating Thomaz Bellucci 6-3, 7-6 (7/4) Tuesday, advancing to the third round of the ATP Montreal Masters. But there was no luck with the weather for Andy Murray, with the British second seed forced off court at 4-4 against Spain’s Tommy Robredo when rain struck less than an hour ...

12-year-old Saudi boy wins U.S. tennis championship

A Saudi boy has won the U.S. Tennis Association Boys 12s National Championship this week. 12-year-old Saud Alhogbani beat 11-year-old opponent Benjamin Kittay in the final match of the tournament on Saturday. In a 6-3, 6-0 victory to Alhogbani, Kittay said his rival’s serves were “too good.” “They were just too good,” Kittay told Arkansas News. “I’m used to them, ...

Edmund closing in on world’s tennis elite

EAST YORKSHIRE’S Kyle Edmund has moved closer to tennis’s top 100 players after winning a title in New York. The Beverley ace beat Bjorn Fratangelo in straight sets to win the Binghamton Challenger event. Edmund, the British number four, won 6-2 6-3 in just over an hour to collect his second Challenger trophy of the year. Breaking twice in the ...

Nadal in clay-grass double in Stuttgart

STUTTGART, Germany: Rafael Nadal earned his second title of the season and his fourth on grass as he defeated Serb Viktor Troicki 7-6 (7/3), 6-3 Sunday to become the first man to triumph on both clay and turf at the Stuttgart Open. The Spanish top seed set another minor record, as he won the inaugural grass edition after taking clay ...

Kvitova snaps Serena run to reach Madrid final

Serena Williams’s stunning 27-match winning streak stretching back to last year’s WTA finals was snapped in resounding fashion by Petra Kvitova Friday as the Czech progressed to the Madrid Open final 6-2, 6-3. Kvitova will face Russia’s Svetlana Kuznetsova in Saturday’s final after she also pulled off a big upset in beating defending champion Maria Sharapova 6-2, 6-4. Kvitova has ...

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