Halep stays on top of WTA rankings after Grand Slam title

Madrid, June 11 : Romania’s Simona Halep stayed atop the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) rankings released on Monday with 7,970 points, after she claimed her first Grand Slam title at the French Open. On Sunday, Halep won the French Open final 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 over US’ Sloane Stephens, who jumped six spots to the fourth […]

Nadal tops ATP rankings after 11th Roland Garros victory

Madrid, June 11 : Spain’s Rafael Nadal stayed atop the men’s Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) world singles rankings released on Monday following his 11th career French Open victory. 32-year-old Nadal took two hours and 42 minutes to earn his 17th Grand Slam title on Sunday, prevailing against Austria’s Dominic Thiem 6-4, 6-3, 6-2, who […]

Tennis important but not everything, says Nadal

Paris, June 11 : After lifting his record-extending 11th title the French Open, Spanish great Rafael Nadal stayed positive about his future, insisting that tennis is undoubtedly an important part of his life but not everything. With his 17th major title on Sunday, Nadal, 32, closed the gap on arch-rival and 20-time winner Roger Federer […]

Nadal still untouchable as he claims 11th French title

By Martyn Herman PARIS, June 10 : Playing the king of clay at the French Open is akin to scaling Mont Blanc without any ropes and even an intrepid adventurer from Europe’s Alpine heartland found it a peak too steep as Rafael Nadal claimed an 11th title on Sunday. Austria’s Dominic Thiem strained every sinew […]

Thiem hails “awesome” King of Clay after French Open defeat

By Richard Lough PARIS, June 10 : Dominic Thiem hailed Rafael Nadal’s “awesome” 11th French Open title after suffering a straight-sets defeat by the king of clay in the final at Roland Garros on Sunday. The Austrian pushed Nadal hard early on but his spirit appeared crushed when the Spaniard won his service game to […]

Nadal clinches 11th French Open title

Paris, June 10 : Rafael Nadal of Spain powered past Austrian Dominic Thiem in straight sets to clinch his record-extending 11th men’s singles title at the French Open tennis championships here on Sunday. Following his 6-4, 6-3, 6-2 victory, Nadal became the second player in history to have won 11 singles titles at any Grand […]