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Federer to call time on glittering career after next week’s…

Roger Federer, regarded by many as the greatest male player to wield a tennis racket and who took the sport to new levels during a career spanning more than two decades, will retire after next week's Laver Cup in London. The 41-year-old, who won 20 Grand Slam singles titles and…

Celebs get vocal about embracing bodies of all shapes, sizes,…

Experts state that body image issues affect people of all ages, genders, and across all cultures. Though your body image may not be directly related to your actual appearance, it is how you perceive, think, and feel about your body. This can include the size of your body, the shape…

Bollywood star Deepika Padukone to feature on Meghan Markle’s podcast…

According to reports, Bollywood star Deepika Padukone, known for such blockbusters as Om Shanti Om, Bajirao Mastani, and Padmaavat, is set to be a part of Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle’s new podcast Archetypes. For those not in the know, the podcast series will “investigate the labels that try to…

Serena Williams’ journey to the top of the women’s game

Serena Williams said on Tuesday that she is "evolving away from tennis" and planned to retire from the sport she dominated with 23 Grand Slam titles following the U.S. Open, which begins later this month. On Monday, Williams played only her second singles match since she returned to action at…

Explainer: Why Serena Williams wore KT Tape on her face…

Tennis ace Serena Williams who played her first Grand Slam after a year, was seen sporting black ‘stickers’ on her face at Wimbledon yesterday. Though the athlete with the maximum Grand Slam titles of all time had an early exit in the game, people seem to be more interested in…

She’s a legend. I mean, she won 23 grand slams:…

Unseeded Harmony Tan overcame her fears of a Wimbledon nightmare on Tuesday to knock out seven-time champion Serena Williams in their first-round encounter to turn Centre Court into her own personal dreamland. The 24-year-old French debutant prevailed against the 23-time Grand Slam champion over three sets to secure her first…

Former Wimbledon champions eyeing up window of opportunity in open…

While the fortunes of world number one Iga Swiatek and home hope Emma Raducanu are set to dominate the early headlines at Wimbledon this year, a quartet of former champions will be eagerly eyeing the wide-open women's draw. French Open champion Swiatek arrives at SW19 in a rich vein of…

Chelsea takeover: Hamilton, Serena to invest in consortium

SEVEN-TIME Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton said that being part of a consortium bidding to take over English Premier League club Chelsea was too great an opportunity to pass by. Hamilton, along with American tennis star Serena Williams, could each invest up to £10 million, according to Sky News,…

My top 10 sporting heroes – Vedant Gupta

BIG thinking 15-year-old Vedant Gupta has been asking questions since 2011 and spoken to around 1,500 people since he started. Today he runs his own company Global Kid Media and has hosted more than 300 shows on diverse platforms, including radio and online, alongside various celebrity guests. The list of…

Barty beats Pliskova in final, ends Australia’s long wait for…

ASHLEIGH BARTY won her first Wimbledon title on the 50th anniversary of fellow indigenous Australian Evonne Goolagong Cawley's maiden crown, beating Karolina Pliskova 6-3, 6-7 (4/7), 6-3 in the final on Saturday (10). The 25-year-old Australian - who wore a specially-designed dress in tribute to Cawley's iconic scallop one she…

Wimbledon courts under fire after Serena exit, Kyrgios says ‘it’s…

SERIOUS questions were being asked of Wimbledon's fabled grass courts on Wednesday (30) following Serena Williams's tearful, tournament-ending injury with Australian firebrand Nick Kyrgios branding them "a joke". Williams, the seven-time Wimbledon champion, slipped and hurt her heavily-strapped right leg before quitting her first round tie after just six games…

Djokovic into last 32 despite series of falls on Centre…

DEFENDING champion Novak Djokovic survived a series of falls on Centre Court to reach the Wimbledon third round on Wednesday (30) with a straight sets win over Kevin Anderson. World number one Djokovic, chasing a sixth Wimbledon and record-equalling 20th Grand Slam title, won 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 over the 102nd-ranked…

‘Heartbroken’ Serena quits Wimbledon in tears

SERENA WILLIAMS'S dream of winning an eighth Wimbledon singles title and equalling Margaret Court's Grand Slam record of 24 ended in tears on Tuesday (29) as further doubt was cast on her future in the sport. The 39-year-old was leading 3-1 in the first set of her first round match…

Federer and Serena primed for openers on Super Tuesday

ROGER FEDERER and Serena Williams hope to defy the doubters when they get their Wimbledon campaigns underway on 'Super Tuesday' at the All England Club where a backlog of matches needs to be cleared after the opening day downpours. Serena, a seven-time Wimbledon champion, is still one shy of Margaret…

Serena Williams joins Nadal in missing Tokyo Olympics

Serena Williams said Sunday that she will not compete at the Tokyo Olympics next month, joining fellow Grand Slam legend Rafael Nadal in withdrawing from the Games. The 39-year-old American revealed her decision at her pre-Wimbledon press conference. "I'm actually not on the Olympic list, so... Not that I'm aware…

Advantage Serena at Wimbledon with rivals’ fitness concerns

SERENA WILLIAMS turns 40 on September 26 and the arrival of that landmark birthday will be all the sweeter if she has at last equalled Margaret Court's all-time record of 24 Grand Slam singles titles. The tennis legend could even hold the record outright if she wins both Wimbledon and…

Meghan accuses UK royals of racism, says she was suicidal

Meghan says royals worried about skin colour of her son Prince Harry's wife says she was suicidal Harry: my father Prince Charles let me down MEGHAN, the wife of Prince Harry, accused Britain's royal family of raising concerns about how dark their son's skin might be and pushing her to…

Saina Nehwal remains in the hunt for Tokyo Olympics

Indian badminton star Saina Nehwal on Saturday said she's definitely in the race for the Tokyo Olympics but before that she has to get back to her rhythm and win tournaments. The 2012 London Olympics bronze medallist, who has slipped to 22nd in Badminton World Federation's Tokyo Olympics qualification rankings,…

Lewis Hamilton assails ‘white-dominated’ F1 world for not speaking out…

WORLD CHAMP Lewis Hamilton criticised the "biggest of stars" in "white-dominated" Formula One for failing to speak out against racism as protests erupted around the US. The British Mercedes driver warned "I know who you are and I see you" as he accused his fellow drivers of "staying silent" following…

India has learnt to accept female athletes but still long…

Path-breaking tennis ace Sania Mirza takes pride in the fact that many of India's sporting stars, outside cricket, are women. But she believes that it will take a few more generations before being a sportswoman is seen as a natural career choice in the country. The winner of six Grand…

Maria Sharapova retires; says ‘will miss tennis everyday’

Russian tennis player and five-time Grand Slam winner Maria Sharapova has announced her retirement on Wednesday at the age of 32. “In giving my life to tennis, tennis gave me a life. I’ll miss it everyday,” she wrote in Vanity Fair. Maria Sharapova is leaving tennis. In an exclusive essay…

Tendulkar to coach Aussie bushfire relief match

Cricket legends Sachin Tendulkar and Courtney Walsh will coach star-studded teams in a charity match to raise funds for victims of Australia's bushfires, organisers said on Tuesday (21). The former Test captains are the latest players to come out of retirement for the appeal, joining Aussie greats Adam Gilchrist, Brett…

Baby on board: Mirza embarks on first Slam bid as…

India's Sania Mirza said her baby had his own "entourage" and was waking her up at night as she heads into her first Grand Slam tournament as a mother at the Australian Open. Mirza, who will play doubles with Ukraine's Nadiia Kichenok -- fresh from winning in Hobart together --…

I was not as rusty as I had thought, says…

There was not much rustiness but just the initial nervousness, which a "pleasantly surprised" Sania Mirza shook off to win a title in her first tournament in 27 months, capping off her comeback from a maternity leave in style. Partnering Ukraine's Nadiia Kichenov, the trailblazing Indian tennis player annexed the…

Sindhu only Indian in Forbes list of world’s highest-paid female…

India's badminton star PV Sindhu is the only athlete from the country to be named among the world's highest-paid female athletes by Forbes, a list topped by tennis great Serena Williams. With total earnings of $5.5 million, Sindhu is tied for the 13th place in the Highest-Paid Female Athletes 2019…

“I have achieved everything which I could have dreamt of,”…

Star Indian tennis player Sania Mirza says she has achieved everything in her path-breaking career and has "nothing to prove" in her second innings, which is likely to begin by January 2020. In her quest to make a comeback to competitive tennis after more than two years after becoming a…

Strycova and Hsieh win Wimbledon women’s doubles title

CZECH Barbora Strycova completed a memorable Wimbledon as she partnered Hsieh Su-wei to the women's doubles title on Sunday (14), beating Canada-China duo Gabriela Dabrowski and Xu Yifan 6-2 6-4. After the spine-tingling drama of the earlier men's singles final the longest in the tournament's history -- Strycova and her Taiwanese…

Best quotes and fact from the 11th day at Wimbledon

A SELECTION of some of the best quotes and facts from the 11th day at Wimbledon: QUOTES "It's really not about 24, 23 or 25. It's about going out there and giving my best no matter what. No matter what I do, I will always have a great career. "I just…

Serena Williams keeps calm and carries on in pursuit of…

THERE were no intimidating roars of "c'mon", few fist pumps and the volume was turned down on the grunting that often accompanies her matches as Serena Williams marched into her 11th Wimbledon singles final on Thursday (11). Perhaps the imperious American did not need to amp it up against out-matched Czech…

Long road back to singles competition: Murray

FORMER world number one Andy Murray has said it could take up to a year for him to regain the strength in his hip needed for a return to singles action. The 32-year-old claimed the doubles title with Feliciano Lopez at Queen's Club on his return to competitive tennis late…

Serena powers past Strycova into Wimbledon final

MIXED doubles with Andy Murray was fun but Serena Williams got back to the serious business as she powered into her 11th Wimbledon final by overwhelming unseeded Czech Barbora Strycova in a brutal 6-1 6-2 victory on Centre Court on Thursday (11). Clobbering huge serves and forehands, the veteran American was…

Halep rolls over Svitolina to reach first Wimbledon final

IN years to come when tennis fans flick through the hefty 500-page Wimbledon Compendium, they will note that in 2019 Simona Halep rolled over Ukrainian Elina Svitolina in the semi-finals for the loss of just four games. What the 6-1 6-3 scoreline will not reveal, however, was that Halep took…

Serena returned to Tennis to hunt down Slam number 24:…

PATRICK MOURATOGLOU has steered Serena Williams to some of her greatest achievements, but the coach has never seen the American work as hard as she has to battle back from injury and illness in pursuit of a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam singles title. Williams will face unseeded late-bloomer Barbora Strycova on…

What next for Gauff as world goes Coco-crazy?

A QUICK glance at Cori Gauff's Twitter account shows what a difference a week makes in the life of a 15-year-old tennis phenomenon. The giggling teenager, who likes to be called Coco, came to Wimbledon with a following of around 4,000 on Twitter. By the time her sensational run had…

Best quotes and fact of the eighth day at Wimbledon

A SELECTION of some of the best quotes and facts from the eighth day at Wimbledon: Quotes "Today it (her hair) was just in my way, and the wind. I was missing a shot because it's in my face. I was like, this is not happening. I just needed to…

Serena thrills as ‘Dream Team’ turn mean machine at Wimbledon

WIMBLEDON'S Centre Court is the property of the All England Club, but on Tuesday (9) it belonged to Serena Williams. After reaching her 37th Grand Slam singles semi-final, the American returned with Britain's Andy Murray in a fist-pumping, high-fiving, forehand-slapping frenzy as the mixed doubles 'Dream Team' put on a show…

Barbora Strycova ends Konta’s hopes

JOHANNA KONTA played almost perfect tennis for the opening five games of her Wimbledon quarter-final against unseeded Czech Barbora Strycova on an expectant Centre Court on Tuesday (9). Her power game was locked and loaded and there appeared little Strycova could do to prevent the Briton steaming into a semi-final…

Best quotes and fact of the seventh day at Wimbledon

A SELECTION of some of the best quotes and facts from the seventh day at Wimbledon on Monday (8): Quotes "Today, it's disappointing right now. Give me an hour or so, we'll be all good. The sun's still going to come up tomorrow" - Ash Barty after losing her last-16…

Wedding bells sound sweet to Riske  

ALISON RISKE said she wished she could get married more often after crediting her upcoming nuptials for her barnstorming run at Wimbledon which has earned her a quarter-final date with fellow American Serena Williams. Riske, who will marry Stephen Amritraj, the son of former Indian Davis Cup player Anand, after…

Pain-free Serena looks forward to Riske challenge

SERENA WILLIAMS reached her 14th Wimbledon quarter-final by overwhelming Spain's Carla Suarez Navarro 6-2 6-2 even though she was not at her magnificent best on Court One on Monday (8). The 37-year-old American, aiming for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title, produced 19 unforced errors, including a bizarre mistake when she leaned…

Murray confident of return to top of men’s tennis

FORMER world number one Andy Murray has been buoyed by his return to tennis after career-saving hip surgery and is confident he can retake his place among the men's elite. The 32-year-old, who has been playing doubles since his return from hip resurfacing surgery in January, had said ahead of…

Riske rewarded in Barty battle at Wimbledon

WORLD number one and French Open champion Ash Barty was knocked out of Wimbledon on Monday (8) after losing 3-6 6-2 6-3 in a ferocious battle with 55th-ranked American Alison Riske. Barty, who had been on a sensational 15-match winning run, was brought down to earth with a thud by…

Nadal’s draw gets tougher with resurgent Tsonga in third round

AFTER Rafa Nadal won a thrilling four-set encounter with Nick Kyrgios, the Spaniard repeated his lament that he had got a tough draw at the All England Club, ahead of his third-round clash against Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga on Saturday (6). Although Nadal is ranked second in the world, his absence…

Isner’s hopes extinguished as 10 Americans march on

THERE were no celebratory July 4 fireworks from John Isner as Wimbledon's ultra marathon man perished on Thursday (4) and failed to join his 10 fellow Americans who have made it into round three. Isner is likely to forever hold the distinction of contesting Wimbledon's two longest ever matches an…

Murray makes winning doubles return as Brits march on

ANDY MURRAY thought his days of gracing Wimbledon showcourts were behind him after hip surgery but he returned to the All England Club in the men's doubles on Thursday (4) and eased into the second round with French partner Pierre-Hugues Herbert. Murray, who had a hip resurfacing operation in February,…

Impressive Azarenka back in the mix

VICTORIA AZARENKA once was a fixture in the business end of Grand Slams and but for great rival Serena Williams would have more than two Australian Opens in her collection. From the 2011 French Open until the 2014 Australian Open the Belarussian reached the quarter-final stage at least in 10…

First-round exits for Sharapova and Muguruza, Kvitova through

FORMER champions Maria Sharapova and Garbine Muguruza crashed out of Wimbledon in quick succession on Tuesday (2) as big-name casualties continued to pile up, but twice winner Petra Kvitova made sure she did not join them. Russian Sharapova, who ignited her money-spinning career by winning the title in 2004, was…

Andy Murray to pair up with Serena for mixed doubles…

BRITAIN'S Andy Murray ended days of speculation about who he will play mixed doubles with at Wimbledon after confirming he would partner Serena Williams at the grasscourt major. The three-time Grand Slam singles champion's management team confirmed the news on Tuesday (2). The Scot, who is playing doubles at the…

Three Indian-origin women among America’s richest self-made women: Forbes

THREE Indian-origin women have been named by Forbes among America's 80 richest self-made women, the "ceiling crashers" and "overachievers" blazing their own trails as they create new businesses and amass fortunes. President and CEO of computer networking firm Arista Networks Jayshree Ullal, co-founder of IT consulting and outsourcing firm Syntel…

‘I’m one of them’, says PV Sindhu as she joins…

India's PV Sindhu is yet to win a world or Olympic title, and competes in the unglamorous sport of badminton. Yet at just 23, she has been listed as the world's seventh highest paid sportswoman -- news that she greets with a smile, but not surprise. Speaking at the Asian…

Kerber stuns Williams to win Wimbledon title

It was supposed to be the day Serena Williams completed a remarkable comeback and claimed a record-matching 24th Grand Slam title but Angelique Kerber ripped up the script to outclass her 6-3 6-3 in Saturday's Wimbledon final. Ten months after the difficult birth of daughter Alexis Olympia the 36-year-old Williams had powered…

Djokovic outlasts Nadal in classic Wimbledon semi-final

Serbia's Novak Djokovic reached his fifth Wimbledon final as he resisted everything great rival Rafael Nadal could throw at him to win 6-4 3-6 7-6(9) 3-6 10-8 in a two-day classic that concluded in nerve-jangling tension on Saturday. With women's singles finalists Serena Williams and Angelique Kerber waiting in the locker room, Djokovic…

So easy for Serena as she rolls into quarter-finals

Seven-times champion Serena Williams prevailed in a Centre Court mothers' meeting on Monday, roaring past Russian qualifier Evgeniya Rodina into the Wimbledonquarter-finals. The 36-year-old American was untroubled in a 6-2 6-2 victory -- her 90th singles match win at the All England Club. Rodina, who like Williams combines a tennis career…

Irrepressible Nadal marches past Vesely into last eight

The bar was set absurdly high by the time Rafael Nadal walked onto Centre Court on Monday but the Spaniard responded with a sensational 6-3 6-3 6-4 defeat of Jiri Vesely to reach the Wimbledon quarter-finals. His great rival and eight-times champion Roger Federer had already maintained his regal progress, claiming the…

Wimbledon isn’t child’s play for new mum Serena

Serena Williams admits she is still adjusting to the unique challenge of chasing an eighth Wimbledon title while making time for her baby daughter. Williams is back at Wimbledon for the first time since giving birth to Alexis Olympia in September and the former world number one is having to get used to the…

Virat Kohli among world’s highest-paid athletes

Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli has found a place among the world's highest-paid athletes, and he is the only Indian sportsman to be featured in Forbes' World's Highest-Paid athletes. Kohli is ranked 83rd with earnings of USD 24 million. The 29-year-old is not just a popular name in India, where…

Harry and Meghan shake up royal tradition in star-studded wedding

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tied the knot at Windsor Castle on Saturday in a royal wedding like no other, mixing British pomp and African-American culture in front of a celebrity congregation and cheering crowds. The new Duke and Duchess of Sussex exchanged vows in St. George's Chapel in a…

Indian trail-blazer Kom finally bags Commonwealth gold

Indian boxing star Mary Kom opened up on the heartache she faced returning to competition after having children as she captured her first Commonwealth Games title on Saturday at the age of 35. Mother-of-three Kom, the subject of a Bollywood film in 2014, won a unanimous points decision over Northern…

Kohli sole Indian in Forbes list of highest paid athletes

Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli is the sole sportsperson from the country to feature among the world's 100 highest paid athletes in the latest Forbes list topped by soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo. Kohli, 28, has been ranked 89th on the 2017 Forbes list of 'The World's highest paid athletes' with…

Mirza and Hingis in shock French Open exit

MARTINA HINGIS and Sania Mirza’s hopes of holding all four Grand Slam titles were dashed following a 6-3 6-2 defeat by Czech duo Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova in the French Open third round last Sunday (29). The Indo-Swiss team were hoping to win four majors in a row after…

Tennis-Equal prize money debate irks Serena

If Elena Vesnina was red faced after being on the receiving end of a 48-minute 6-2 6-0 semi-final mauling at the hands of Serena Williams—at least it wasn’t as bad as the 19-minute wipeout American Alice Marble inflicted in 1939. On that occasion, three-times Roland Garros champion Hilde Krahwinkel Sperling…

Williams struggling to close in on history

THE peak remains tantalisingly close for Serena Williams but negotiating the final incline to a recordequalling 22nd grand slam singles title is proving the trickiest of all. American veteran Williams gets another chance to match Steffi Graf’s professional era benchmark at Wimbledon, having proved uncharacteristically vulnerable when it matters. Had…

Mahesh Bhupathi: Cash-hit IPTL will ‘bounce back’

The International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) will return next year despite losing Roger Federer and Serena Williams over money problems and dropping from five tournaments to three, its founder said. Mahesh Bhupathi, who launched the IPTL in 2014, said he was sure “new money” was on its way for the…

Roger Federer and Serena Williams pull out of International Premier…

Roger Federer and Serena Williams have pulled out of the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) ahead of the tournament’s Indian leg this weekend due to economic “uncertainty”, organisers said on Tuesday (December 6). India has been gripped by a cash crunch after the government withdrew high denomination notes from circulation…

Mahesh Bhupathi: Cash-hit IPTL will ‘bounce back’

The International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) will return next year despite losing Roger Federer and Serena Williams over money problems and dropping from five tournaments to three, its founder said. Mahesh Bhupathi, who launched the IPTL in 2014, said he was sure “new money” was on its way for the…