The All India Tennis Association (AITA) on June 20, announced a 12-member squad for the continental quadrennial games. Men's Squad: Rohan Bopanna (captain,) Sumit Nagal, Sasikumar Mukund, Ramkumar Ramanathan, Yuki Bhambri, Rohan Bopanna and Saketh Myneni. Women's Squad: Rutuja Bhosle, Ankita Raina, Karman Kaur Thandi, Prarthana Thombare, Vaidehi Chaudhari, Sahaja Yamlapalli; non-playing captain: Ankita Bhambri. The Asian Games will begin in… read-more
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Tennis Player Novak Djokovic is awaiting word on whether he'll be allowed to return to the Australian Open in January-2023. Djokovic missed the tournament this year due to his not-vaccinated against Covid-19 status. Addressing the media on September 23, Novak said, "It's really not in my hands right now. So I'm hoping I will get some positive news." Notably, Djokovic missed many crucial tournaments due to his not-vaccinated status.
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Sania Mirza, India's top tennis player, on August 23 said she had withdrawn from the US Open 2022 due to a forearm and elbow injury. "I hurt my forearm/elbow while playing in Canada 2 weeks ago. This isn't ideal and it's terrible timing and it will change some of my retirement plans but I will keep you posted," she stated. The US Open is set to begin on August 29… read-more
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American Madison Keys defeated No. 1 Iga Swiatek 6-3, 6-4 to go to quarterfinals of the Cincinnati Masters. Swiatek rebounded to win four straight games after dropping the first set and losing the first five games of the second, fending off one match chance before Keys triumphed with a forehand winner to the ad court off a ball… read-more
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On August 16, American star Serena Williams was defeated by Romanian sensation Emma Raducanu in a highly anticipated opening-round encounter at the Western & Southern Open. Williams was defeated in the first game of the match by 19-year-old Raducanu, who quickly dominated and went on to win 6-4, 6-0. In the second… read-more
Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova of the Czech Republic won Wimbledon women's doubles for the second time on July 10 after defeating top-seeded Elise Mertens and Zhang Shuai. The Czechs defeated No. 1 seeds Mertens and Zhang to win their sixth Grand Slam doubles title. They also took home the Australian Open championship this year, defeating Anna Danilina and Beatriz Haddad Maia in the final.
Elena Rybakina won the Wimbledon 2022 women's final with a three-set victory on July 9. As a result of her victory over Tunisian Ons Jabeur, she became the first Kazakhstan player to win a Grand Slam championship. After accepting the prize from the British monarch, Rybakina thanked the Duchess of Cambridge and praised Tunisian pioneer Jabeur, whom she regarded as an inspiration.
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Novak Djokovic Defeats Cameron Norrie In Semi-Finals Of Wimbledon 2022; To Play Nick Kyrgios In Finals
Novak Djokovic delivered a remarkable return from a setback to beat Great Britain's Cameron Norrie in the Wimbledon semi-finals on July 8. The six-time Wimbledon winner advanced to the final after beating Norrie on Centre Court. Due to an abdominal strain, Spaniard Rafael Nadal was forced to withdraw before his game with Nick Kyrgios in the semi-final. The 35-year-old will play Nick Kyrgios in the final match on July 10.
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Australia's Nick Kyrgios advanced to the Wimbledon quarterfinals for the first time in eight years, defeating American Brandon Nakashima in a riveting five-setter on July 4. After losing the first set, the Australian won and advanced to a match against Chile's Cristian Garin. "First I want to say, a hell of an effort by Brandon, but I fought really hard and I am super happy to get through," Kyrgios said.
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Sania Mirza of India and her Croatian partner Mate Pavic advanced to the second round of the Wimbledon 2022 mixed doubles match on July 1. Sania and Pavic seeded sixth, defeated Georgia's Natela Dzalamidze and Spain's David Vega Hernandez in one hour and 58 minutes. The 35-year-old Sania is competing in her last Wimbledon event and is in her final season as a professional tennis player.
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