Tennis

Andy Murray injury worry part of wider picture as top players feel strain

There is no cause for alarm after the world No1 pulled out of a pre-Wimbledon exhibition tournament but he, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic are all feeling physical pressure<p>On the face of it, Andy Murray’s withdrawal from an exhibition at the Hurlingham Club in London on Tuesday, …

Andy Murray

Wimbledon 2017 prize money: How much will players earn?

This year's Wimbledon singles champions will receive £2.2 million each, an increase of £200,000 on 2016.<p>Incredibly, the winners' cheques for the men and women's singles has doubled since 2011 when Novak Djokovic and Petra Kvitova each took home £1.1m.<p>All England Club organisers revealed a larger …

French Open

When is Wimbledon 2017, what TV channel is it on and who are favourites to win men and women's singles?

What is it?<p>It's the third grand slam of the year on the lush grass courts at the All England Club in south west London.<p>When does it take place?<p>It starts on Monday 3 July and runs right through until finals weekend on Saturday July 15 and Sunday July 16. The middle Sunday is traditionally rest …

Sport (UK)

Serena Williams tells John McEnroe to respect her after he claimed she would rank 'like 700' on men's tour

Serena Williams has asked John McEnroe to respect her after he stated the 23-time Grand Slam champion would be "like 700" in the world tennis rankings if she played on the men's tour.<p>"If she played the men's circuit she'd be, like, 700 in the world," said McEnroe, while promoting his latest memoir …

Sport (UK)

Broady keen to end Willis' latest charge at Wimbledon

(Reuters) - Briton Liam Broady hopes to deny compatriot Marcus Willis another fairytale run to the Wimbledon main draw when they meet the second qualifying round at Roehampton on Tuesday.<p>World number 374 Willis became a crowd favourite last year by winning six qualifying matches to reach the main …

UK Tennis

Johanna Konta: ‘If I lose a tennis match, so what? My health is everything’

The British world No7 would love to experience the feeling of serving for the Wimbledon singles title but results are not all-important in her life<p>Johanna Konta has spent much of her adult life looking for serenity and lost innocence, so it seems rude to intrude on her philosophy when things go …

UK Tennis

This just in: Roger Federer stealing the headlines as Wimbledon approaches

Here we are, a week out from Wimbledon, and one name towers above all the rest. The name belongs to Roger Federer.<p>Shocking, right?<p>Andy Murray still …

Sport (UK)

Heather Watson tells online trolls: sport isn't about looking perfect

Tennis player sends defiant message to critics of her appearance, saying women need to feel comfortable in their own skin<p>The British tennis player Heather Watson has spoken out against online abuse she has received over her weight and appearance and urged other women to “feel comfortable in their …

UK Tennis

French Open defeat still 'killing me' says Halep

EASTBOURNE, England (Reuters) - Romania's Simona Halep said her bitter French Open final defeat by Jelena Ostapenko was still "killing her" as she looked forward to making amends at next week's Wimbledon.<p>"I still have, before going to sleep, some thoughts about that final," Halep, who will face …

French Open

Novak Djokovic vs Vasek Pospisil, Eastbourne International - live score updates

11:20AM<p>Play suspended<p>The net is coming down and play has been suspended due to rain.<p>11:19AM<p>Djokovic 1-0 Pospisil* (*denotes server)<p>Pospisil begins his service game soundly with a big serve out wide which is too good for Djokovic. The Serbian is able to flash a passing winner past the Canadian on …

Sport (UK)

Ostapenko wins first match after French Open triumph

EASTBOURNE, England (Reuters) - Latvia's Jelena Ostapenko, playing her first match since winning the French Open, survived a tough battle at the Aegon International on Monday, winning a topsy-turvy contest against Spain's Carla Suarez Navarro 6-3 0-6 6-4.<p>There was a shock, though, at Eastbourne's …

French Open

Heather Watson upsets defending champion Dominika Cibulkova for "best win of the year" at Eastbourne

Heather Watson recorded her best win of the year by shocking defending champion Dominika Cibulkova at the Aegon International.<p>The British No 2 lost …

UK Tennis

Roger Federer to start 2018 at Hopman Cup in Perth

Swiss great Roger Federer will use the Hopman Cup in Perth as preparation for the defence of his Australian Open title in 2018, mirroring his …

Sports (India)

John McEnroe: Serena Williams Would Rank 700th Against Male Players

Even if a woman is the best in the world, she's no match for a man—according to John McEnroe<p>Speaking to NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro Sunday, the retired …

John McEnroe

Novak Djokovic, Angelique Kerber target successful comebacks at Eastbourne ahead of Wimbledon

The world number four is playing a grass court ATP event for the first time in seven years.<p>Novak Djokovic and Angelique Kerber, top seeds at the …

French Open

Heather Watson holds her nerve to seal best win for two years

Heather Watson’s nerves were understandable. Facing world No 9 Dominika Cibulkova on Eastbourne’s centre court, she stood within touching distance of her best victory for more than two years.<p>Serving for the match in the second set, Watson allowed the occasion to get to her. A 40-15 lead went …

UK Tennis

Kerber says top ranking weighs, but ready for grass season

EASTBOURNE, England (Reuters) - World number one Angelique Kerber needs no reminding how perilous life on Tour can be when you are the player everyone wants to knock off their perch.<p>Less than a month ago she became the first top seed to lose in the French Open first round in the professional era …

Judy Murray finally admits real reason she did Strictly Come Dancing (it's not what you think)

And the positive effect it's had on her career.<p>Judy Murray might not have set the dancefloor alight when she did <i>Strictly Come Dancing</i>, but it did …

Strictly Come Dancing

Heather Watson shocks Dominika Cibulkova at Eastbourne

Watson, who beat Lesia Tsurenko in three sets in round one, secured the decisive break in the 12th game of an unpredictable first set to take it in …

UK Tennis

Heather Watson earns pre-Wimbledon boost with rare victory over top-10 opponent

British No3 Heather Watson secured a pre-Wimbledon boost by recording victory over a top-10 opponent for only the second time in her career at …

UK Tennis

Champions Corner: Kvitova chats about 'unreal' Birmingham win

<b>EASTBOURNE, Great Britain -</b> Less than 24 hours after her triumphant victory at the Aegon Classic in Birmingham, an exhausted Petra Kvitova could …

WTA Tour

Paulo Maldini turns tennis pro: Michael Jordan, Andrew Flintoff and others who dabbled in different sports

Who would have expected that five-time European champion and former Italy captain Paolo Maldini would shift his allegiance from football to tennis …

Feeling inspired by Wimbledon? Here's how to up your tennis game...

If watching Wimbledon has made you want to get back in the game, you're not alone – each summer, the number of people picking up the racket increases …

Sport (UK)

What do tennis players eat ahead of Wimbledon? We tried Johanna Konta & Heather Watson’s choices

It can be easy to mistake the life of a tennis player as all fun and games.<p>You jet set around the world, chasing the sun, playing the sport you love …

WTA Tour

Boris Becker’s terrible week just got a lot worse

The hits just keep coming for Boris Becker.<p>The tennis ace’s Maserati was towed from outside a private club in London Monday — days after he was …

Sports

Serena Williams And Her Baby Bump Are The New Vanity Fair Cover Stars

The tennis icon confirms she plans to return to the sport in January 2018.<p>Serena Williams is currently taking time out from tennis as she prepares …

Serena Williams

Sina Sports joins the AELTC as Chinese digital content partner for Wimbledon

<b>27 June, BEIJING, CHINA – Sina Sports and the All England Club announced today that they have entered into a digital content collaboration for The</b> …

Wimbledon

Kidambi Srikanth awarded Rs 3 lakh by Gopichand Badminton Academy

By: Express Web Desk |<p>Kidambi Srikanth poses with the trophy after winning the Australian Open Super Series title in Sydney on Sunday. (Source: …

Sports (India)

Where To Watch Wimbledon

Missed out in the ballot? Never fear, there are plenty of atmospheric pop-ups where you can soak up tennis at its finest (Pimms and strawberries and …

Lifestyle

Federer solidifies himself as huge Wimbledon favorite

Last year, rising youngster Alexander Zverev stunned an ailing Roger Federer in the semifinals of Halle. This year, the Swiss blasted through the …

Roger Federer