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Iga Swiatek ‘overwhelmed’ after embarrassing Karolina Pliskova 6-0, 6-0 in Rome final

Iga Swiatek described herself as 'overwhelmed' after she produced a stunning performance to embarrass Karolina Pliskova 6-0, 6-0 in the Rome final.The reigning Roland...

‘Serena has little chance at Roland Garros, but a very good chance at Wimbledon,’ says Navratilova

Serena Williams has 'very little chance' of winning Roland Garros and she knows it, says Martina Navratilova, but Wimbledon will be different.Williams suffered an...

Ashleigh Barty on Rome withdrawal: ‘The pain was becoming too severe to continue’

Ashleigh Barty said she had to withdraw from her Rome quarterfinal against Coco Gauff on Friday because 'the pain was too severe.'Barty has been...

‘Change of plans!’ – Serena Williams confirms she’ll play Emilia-Romagna Open

Serena Williams will look to move on quickly from her Rome Open disappointment by accepting a wild card to play in Parma.Williams played her...

Novak Djokovic to Serena Williams: ‘Words cannot describe how much you’ve given tennis’

Serena Williams reached a big tennis milestone this week in Rome - her 1000th professional match - and there have been no shortage of...

‘One day at a time’ – Serena Williams hints she may not play Tokyo Olympics

Serena Williams said she has not yet decided if she will play the Tokyo Olympics, although she has hinted she is unlikely to.Williams has...

‘No shame, no regrets’ – Ashleigh Barty takes Madrid final defeat in her stride

Ashleigh Barty was in philosophical mood after losing out in the Madrid Open final to the ever-improving Aryna Sabalenka.It was a rematch from the...

‘I’ve decided to part ways with my father as my coach,’ announces Sofia Kenin

Sofia Kenin has fired her dad as her coach just weeks ahead of Roland Garros in an attempt to find some much-needed form for...

‘Ashleigh Barty is looking unstoppable,’ says Annabel Croft

Ashleigh Barty plays without fear and is looking unstoppable says Annabel Croft ahead of the Madrid Masters final on Saturday.Barty will take on Aryna...

‘I hope to be a better person,’ says Naomi Osaka as she wins prestigious Laureus award

Naomi Osaka has picked up her first Laureus Sportswoman of the Year Award after a phenomenal season that saw her win back to back...

‘I learned from her patterns’ – Ashleigh Barty gets Paula Badosa revenge in Madrid

Ashleigh Barty says she was able to put the lessons she learnt in Charleston into practice to beat Paula Badosa in Madrid.The world number...

‘Some moments can’t be planned’ – Wimbledon champion confirms retirement

Former Wimbledon doubles champion Barbora Strycova has confirmed her retirement, although she plans to play one last match. The Czech ace had a brilliant Wimbledon...

‘She plays without fear,’ says Ashleigh Barty on the puzzle of playing Iga Swiatek

Ashleigh Barty has reached the Madrid quarter-finals but she had to overcome an 'exceptional' Iga Swiatek to do it.It was the first competitive encounter...

‘I need to be able to move better’ – Naomi Osaka identifies source of clay weakness

Naomi Osaka believes an inability to remain on the front foot during rallies is behind her struggles on clay, although she hopes it is...

Ashleigh Barty looking forward to ‘real exciting’ match with French Open successor Iga Swiatek

Ashleigh Barty has set up a 'real exciting' clash with her French Open successor Iga Swiatek in the next round of the Madrid Open,...

‘I think this might be Serena WIlliams’ last year,’ says Rennae Stubbs

Serena Williams might be in her last year on the WTA Tour says former doubles world number one Rennae Stubbs.At 39-years-old, Williams is widely...

Naomi Osaka explains tour break: ‘I needed to slow my mind down a little bit’

Naomi Osaka has said that she needed to 'chill out a little bit' ahead of the Madrid Open in order to slow her mind...

‘When you get kicked down, you have to get back up again,’ says Ashleigh Barty on tennis comebacks

Ashleigh Barty says her strong mentality is giving her an extra edge when it comes to tennis, as she uses each knock-back as a...

Luckless Bianca Andreescu forced out of Madrid due to Covid-19

Bianca Andreescu has been forced to withdraw from Madrid after testing positive for Covid-19, she has confirmed.Andreescu had already arrived in Spain for the...

Ashleigh Barty is ‘enjoying every minute’ as she wins Stuttgart title

Ashleigh Barty has claimed her third title of the season in Stuttgart, coming back from a set down to beat Aryna Sabalenka.Barty, who turned...

‘I knew I’d have to do something special,’ says Ashleigh Barty as she reaches Stuttgart semi-final

Ashleigh Barty staged a stunning comeback to reach the Stuttgart semi-finals, describing it as a 'really good battle.'The world number one went a set...

‘I’m doing it for me’ – Victoria Azarenka hits back at fan over vaccination criticism

Former world number one Victoria Azarenka has hit back to a fan on social media who criticised her for getting her COVID vaccination.The issue...

‘Roland Garros is a fresh start,’ says Ashleigh Barty ahead of Europe return

Ashleigh Barty has described Roland Garros as a 'fresh start' as she prepares to play on a European clay court for the first time...

Victoria Azarenka puts COVID vaccine ahead of tennis as she withdraws from Stuttgart

Victoria Azarenka has revealed she is withdrawing from the Stuttgart Grand Prix event because it clashes with her COVID vaccine date.Two time Australian Open...

‘I’m looking forward to sharing my stories with the world,’ says Serena Williams

Serena Williams has joined forces with Amazon Studios to create a number of planned TV programmes about her personal and professional life.Williams, who has...

‘No one will be prouder than me when I compete for Japan in the Olympics,’ says Naomi Osaka

Naomi Osaka has been talking about how proud she is of her Japanese heritage and how much it means for her to represent her...

Milos Raonic unhappy with Roland Garros delay, saying: ‘This greatly impacts the players’

Milos Raonic believes Roland Garros officials have been unfair to the players by not letting them know about the postponement in advance.A third wave...

‘Quick switch from hard to clay caused my injury,’ claims Garbine Muguruza

Garbine Muguruza says the fast turnaround from hardcourts to clay was behind the injury she sustained in Charleston.The two-time Grand Slam winner was absolutely...

‘We are consulting all parties impacted’ – ATP and WTA reaction to Roland Garros postponement

The tennis calendar was thrown into chaos on Wednesday with the announcement that Roland Garros will be postponed by one week due to a...

Roland Garros to be postponed for second successive year due to COVID crisis

The French Tennis Federation have once again risked a spat with rival tournaments by reportedly delaying the start of Roland Garros for a second...

Naomi Osaka tipping new coaching set-up to help her end clay title drought

Naomi Osaka believes she is better positioned to succeed on clay than ever before due to her coaching set-up.Osaka has won four Grand Slam...

‘No serious injury’ – Relieved Bianca Andreescu provides fitness update after Miami withdrawal

Bianca Andreescu says the injury that forced her out of the Miami Open final is 'not serious,' although it will keep her out of...

‘If I was still a player in the locker room, I’d want to know who was vaccinated,’ says Andy Roddick

Former world number one Andy Roddick is supporting the ATP in encouraging elite players to get vaccinated for the good of the sport.Roddick, a...

‘French Open date could be changed’ in light of coronavirus surge, says Minister

French Sports Minister Roxana Maracineanu has admitted that the French Open could potentially be delayed once again this year amid a coronavirus spike.Last year's...

‘I feel like I deserve to be top of the rankings,’ says Ashleigh Barty after Miami win

Ashleigh Barty has retained her number one spot at the top of the rankings and says she doesn't have to prove anything to anyone.Barty...

‘People told me I could never play tennis again,’ says Petra Kvitova

Petra Kvitova has admitted that coming back to tennis has sometimes felt 'nearly impossible' after the knife attack in her home put her career...

‘Serena Williams can win any Slam,’ says coach looking ahead to French Open

Serena Williams' coach Patrick Mouratoglou says she is feeling fitter than she did before the Australian Open and he still believes she can be...

Naomi Osaka vows to ‘learn’ after saying world number one talk contributed to Miami exit

Naomi Osaka was well-beaten by an inspired Maria Sakkari in Miami and says it shows she needs to learn how to find a way...

ATP join WTA in stating their support for COVID vaccination programme in tennis

The ATP have joined the WTA in saying they will be fully recommending all their players receive a COVID vaccination.After a year of restrictions...

‘We will educate our players on the benefits of getting vaccinated,’ say the WTA

The WTA have vowed to 'educate their players' on the importance of COVID vaccinations, but will not make it compulsory.Tennis has been badly affected...

‘World number one not a straightforward goal right now,’ claims Naomi Osaka

Naomi Osaka says she is not allowing herself to think too much about regaining her world number one spot.The Japanese star can theoretically climb...

Andrey Rublev and three other prominent tennis stars say they are against taking COVID vaccine

The growing distrust in the vaccines against COVID appears to have reached tennis, with four top players all saying they don't want to take...

‘I have been playing with pain for days,’ reveals Garbine Muguruza after Bianca Andreesecu loss

Garbine Muguruza says she has been 'limited by pain for days' after losing out to Bianca Andreescu at the Miami Open.The two-time Grand Slam...

‘I’m sad that I can’t continue, my injury doesn’t let me play,’ says Simona Halep

Simona Halep has announced she has to withdraw from the Miami Open due to a shoulder injury which has been bothering her since the...

‘My decision-making was questionable,’ says Naomi Osaka despite extending winning streak

Naomi Osaka described her decision-making as 'questionable' despite winning her 22nd straight win on Friday.The world number two beat Ajla Tomljanovic, 7-6, 6-4 in...

‘I was foolish and ignorant’ – Sacked radio host apologises over racist Serena Williams slur

Radio host Rob Lederman has issued an apology after he was sacked for racist remarks about Serena Williams.Lederman was a sports broadcaster on US...

Simona Halep admits to struggling with shoulder injury: ‘My attention was on the pain’

Simona Halep battled her way past Caroline Garcia at the Miami Open before admitting a shoulder injury hampered her performance.The world number three, playing...

Ashleigh Barty survives big Miami Open scare, admitting: ‘Today was really hard work’

Ashleigh Barty had to dig incredibly deep to come through her Miami Opener after being forced to save a match point. The world number one...

Bianca Andreescu: ‘It’s not like I am the only one that’s retiring from tournaments injured’

Bianca Andreescu says she is 'confident' she can conquer her injury worries and start having fun on a tennis court again as she prepares...

‘I get homesick and it makes me sad,’ admits Naomi Osaka as she dissects European weakness

Naomi Osaka thinks homesickness is what has prevented her from making a breakthrough in Europe, but she believes she has a solution. Osaka is a...

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