Here’s a new nickname for Shaquille O’Neal: The Big Tennis Fan.The former NBA star — who famously dubbed himself Shaq-Fu, Diesel, Superman and The Big Aristotle, among other monikers — showed up at Wimbledon on Monday.
Former world number one Victoria Azarenka pulled out of the French Open on Monday as she struggles to recover from a foot injury.
By Marc Anthony Reyes
Five top local corporations are expected to either pool their resources or outbid one another to raise $8 million and finance the Manila franchise of the International Premier Tennis League that will pit the top players in the world as well as past icons of the sport.
Because of the ongoing political unrest in Thailand, the first leg of the inaugural International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) which features the top current and former tennis players in the world will be played here instead of Bangkok.
Victoria Azarenka’s 18-match winning streak at the Australian Open ended in an upset 6-1, 5-7, 6-0 quarterfinal loss to Agnieszka Radwanska on Wednesday to continue the flow of stars tumbling out of the season’s first major.
Two-time defending champion Victoria Azarenka shifted the spotlight from a tense rematch to her personal life with a center-court remark to rapper boyfriend Redfoo, she wants a ring with bling.
One player fainted mid-match as temperatures topped 42C (108F) at the Australian Open on Tuesday. Others said it felt like they were playing tennis in a sauna, or on a frying pan that sizzled their soles.
Roger Federer kept his cool on a scorching hot second day at the Australian Open, starting his record 57th consecutive Grand Slam tournament with a straight-sets victory in his first competitive match in front of new coach Stefan Edberg.
Defending champion Victoria Azarenka Sunday insisted she doesn’t care that Serena Williams is seen as favorite to win the Australian Open and indicated her motivation was high to beat the world number one.
World number two Victoria Azarenka said Friday she was battling to get her fitness back on track after a disappointing 2013 as she prepared to face world number one Serena Williams in Thailand.
Victoria Azarenka implied her season was all but over after a 6-4 6-3 loss to Jelena Jankovic on Wednesday delivered a significant blow to her chances of making a challenge for Serena Williams’ title at the WTA Championships.
Li Na has a chance to atone for her ill fortune in one of the most dramatic Grand Slam finals in recent years as the round robin draw in the WTA Championships gives her a certain meeting with Victoria Azarenka this week.
Andrea Petkovic continued her stunning form at the China Open by dumping out former Roland Garros winner Svetlana Kuznetsova 4-6, 6-4, 6-1 in her second-round match Wednesday.