Novak Djokovic Becomes 1st Player To Win In 80 Singles Matches In All Grand Slam Tournaments
Novak Djokovic lost a set while advancing to the second round of Wimbledon on June 27. He is the first player to have won 80 singles matches in each of the Grand Slam championships. Djokovic said “I felt support. Of course, the crowd was engaged in the match. I thought they were very fair to me.” Djokovic will next play Thanasi Kokkinakis… read-more
Tags: Wimbledon, Novak Djokovic, TENNIS, Grand Slam Singles, Australia
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Serena Williams Retires Early From Wimbledon After Ankle Injury
Seven-time Wimbledon champion Serena Williams withdraws from the game on June 29 due to an ankle injury. Williams left the court in tears after her dream of winning her eighth Grand Slam Singles and equalling Margaret Court's record ended. As she was leading with a 3-1 in the first set of her first-round with Aliaksandra Sassnovich, Williams slipped. She left early for medical attention calling it to quit after a 3-3.
Tags: Serena Williams, TENNIS, Wimbledon, Grand Slam Singles, Early retirement, ankle injury, tears
Novak Djokovic Defeats Stefanos Tsitsipas, Wins Second French Open
World Champion Novak Djokovic defeated Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas to win his second French Open as well as 19th Slam. However, Djokovic's next target is to complete all four major Grand Slam and create history after Don Budge and Rod Laver. "Obviously his goal and our goal is to win the Olympics and then win the Grand Slam. That would be the absolutely top of this year," said coach Marian Vajda.
Tags: Roland Garros, TENNIS, Novak Djokovic, Grand Slam Singles
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Serena Williams Counting On Open Draw At Roland Garros
Serena Williams is set to take the full advantage of the open draw at Roland Garros. The golden opportunity arrived as two out of three world's top seeded players dropped out either due to unforeseen circumstances or injuries. Interestingly, Serena lost to both ace tennists in major finals in recent years. The eighth seeded American will face Romania's Mihaela Buzarnescu in the second round on June 2.
Tags: TENNIS, Roland Garros, Serena Williams, Naomi Osaka, Grand Slam Singles
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Nadal Knocks Out Djokovic To Win The French Open Men's Singles Title
Tennis fans around the world witnessed the sport's greatest rivals clash on October 11 when Spain's Rafael Nadal once again proved to the world that he is indeed the 'King of Clay'. He defeated the top seed and world number one Novak Djokovic 6-0, 6-2, 7-5, earning his 20th Grand Slam victory, now at par with Roger Federer's record. The match was held in the Philippe Chatrier court under a closed retractable roof with at least a thousand… read-more
Tags: French Open, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Grand Slam Singles
Courtesy: The Hindu
French Open Women's Singles: Iga Swiatek Becomes First Polish to Win a Grand Slam
Iga Swiatek outlasted Sofia Kenin 6-4, 6-1 in the finals of the French Open to become the first Polish to win a Grand Slam title. Though Iga stumbled slightly at the beginning, she gradually gained pace to take down the American, who was hampered by a thigh injury. The 19-year-old Iga Swiatek, is also the lowest-ranked woman to win the title and had earlier won a junior grand slam.
Tags: Iga Swiatek, French Open, Grand Slam Singles, Poland
Courtesy: The Times Of India
Naomi Osaka Wins US Open 2020 Title; First Asian to Win 3 Grand Slams
On September 13, Naomi Osaka won her second US Open title and third Grand Slam title after beating Victoria Azarenka with 1-6,6-3,6-3. The 22-year-old Japanese star came from a set down to defeat the Belarusian to win the title. "I didn't really enjoy that. It was a really tough match for me." Osaka said after her victory." With this, Osaka has now bagged the third position in the WTA rankings.
Tags: US OPEN 2020, Naomi Osaka, Victoria Azarenka, TENNIS, Grand Slam Singles
Courtesy: The Times of India
US Open: Serena Moves Past Tsvetana Pironkova, Edges Closer to 24th Grand Slam Title
Serena Williams moved onto US Open semis after beating Bulgarian Tsvetana Pironkova 4-6, 6-3, 6-2. Williams trailed in the first set, but was able to beat the Bulgarian during the match. Looking for her 24th Grand Slam singles title, Serena will face either Victoria Azarenka of Belarus or Belgian Elise Mertens. It has been 3 years since she won her last Grand Slam title (2017 Australian Open).
Tags: US OPEN 2020, Serena Williams, sports, TENNIS, Grand Slam Singles
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US Open: Sumit Nagal Enters Second Round; 1st Indian in 7 years
On September 1, tennis player Sumit Nagal created history by becoming the first Indian to qualify for the second round of the Grand Slam Singles. Nagal defeated American player Bradley Klahn with scores 6-1, 6-3, 3-6, 6-1. With this, the 23-year-old tennis star became the first Indian to win a match at the US Open in the last 7 years. Last time, Somdev Devvarman did it at 2013 US Open.
Tags: Sumit Nagal, Grand Slam Singles, US Open, TENNIS
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