Tennis: Muguruza says foot much better ahead of Australian Open

Melbourne, Jan 17 : Spanish rising woman tennis star Garbine Muguruza has said that she was making a fast recovery from a foot injury and expected to be fit for the start of the Australian Open, which gets underway next week. “The foot is much better,” Efe quoted Muguruza as saying on Saturday at Melbourne […]

Djokovic cool and calm about extreme Melbourne heat

By Greg Stutchbury MELBOURNE, Jan 17 : World number one Novak Djokovic is a red hot favourite to overcome all opponents and clinch another Australian Open title this year, although extreme temperatures will be a wild card the Serb has to watch out for. Djokovic opens the defence of his title on Rod Laver Arena […]

Muguruza tempers expectations, hopes not to choke in 2016

By Greg Stutchbury MELBOURNE, Jan 17 : Garbine Muguruza is doing her best to stay grounded ahead of the Australian Open after a breakout 2015 season brought a wave of attention and suggestions that she was a grand slam champion in waiting. The 22-year-old Spaniard won her second career title last year, advanced to her […]

Hingis joins Sania as world no.1

Melbourne, Jan 16 : More than 15 years after she reigned supreme at the top of the women’s doubles rankings, Swiss tennis great Martina Hingis has reclaimed the world no.1 rank. The 35-year-old has joined doubles partner Sania Mirza as co-World No.1 in the latest Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) rankings released here on Saturday. With […]

Bopanna-Mergea go down in Sydney International final

Sydney, Jan 16 : After playing brilliantly throughout the week, Rohan Bopanna and Florin Mergea lost the men’s doubles final in straight sets to the British-Brazilian pairing of Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares at the $404,780 Sydney International here on Saturday. Playing the summit clash at the Ken Rosewall Arena of the NSW Tennis Centre, […]