Naomi Osaka beats Petra Kvitova to win Australian Open 2019

Japan’s Naomi Osaka beat Czech Petra Kvitova in a thrilling Australian Open final to win back-to-back Grand Slams and become the new world number one. The US Open winner, 21, shed tears after missing three championship points in the second set but regrouped to win 7-6 (7-2) 5-7 6-4. The fourth seed broke for 2-1 in the decider, then served out the win. Eighth seed Kvitova, 28, was bidding for

Former champion Petra Kvitova makes early Wimbledon exit

Two Time former Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova slumped out of Wimbledon in the first round on Tuesday, beaten by inspired world number 50 Aliaksandra Sasnovich of Belarus 6-4 4-6 6-0. Eighth seed Kvitova, who withdrew from the East bourne tournament last week with a hamstring injury, appeared to be moving well but looked pale and drawn particularly in the first set. Kvitova, 28, has worked hard this year, winning five

Roger Federer beats Marin Cilic to win record eighth Wimbledon title

Roger Federer beat Marin Cilic 6-3, 6-1, 6-4 on Centre Court to win his record eighth Wimbledon title in his 11th final at the All England Club. The win moves him above both Pete Sampras and William Renshaw, who each have won seven titles at the grass-court major. It is also the 35-year-old Federer’s record 19th Grand Slam singles title. Federer’s previous Wimbledon win came in 2012. He then lost to Novak Djokovic in both the 2014 and ’15 finals. His

Garbine Muguruza crowned Wimbledon champion after beating Venus Williams

An inspired Garbine Muguruza stormed to her first Wimbledon title on Saturday, blowing away in-form American Venus Williams 7-5 6-0 with arguably the performance of her career after tight and tense early exchanges. In the first women’s final played under the Centre Court roof, a high-quality first set gradually built towards a captivating conclusion after both players began with two comfortable service holds. Muguruza saved two set points in the

Roger Federer dispatches Tomas Berdych, marches into 11th Wimbledon final

Roger Federer’s relentless pursuit of an eighth Wimbledon title continued as he beat stubborn Czech Tomas Berdych 7-6(4) 7-6(4) 6-4 to reach the final for the 11th time on Friday. The 35-year-old Swiss was given a tough test by the 11th seed, who beat him in the quarter-finals in 2010, but raised his game at the crucial moments to become the oldest men`s singles finalist here since Ken Rosewall in

Garbine Muguruza storms into second Wimbledon final

Garbine Muguruza stormed into her second Wimbledon final in three years with a 6-1, 6-1 demolition of nerve-ridden Magdalena Rybarikova in just 64 minutes on Centre Court. Muguruza, seeded 14th, took advantage of a woeful performance from the Slovak world number 87 to secure her third Grand Slam final appearance. The 23-year-old, beaten by Serena Williams in the 2015 Wimbledon final, will take on Britain’s Johanna Konta or five-time champion

I`m not the only one who wants to be the best: Novak Djokovic

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic admitted that he is not the only player who wants to be the best players in the world. Ahead of the Dubai Tennis Championships, the Serbian said “With the results I`m having, I have to be optimistic. I try not to be over-confident, I have respect for the other players, I realize that I`m not the only one who wants to be the best in

Former Number One Justine Henin to Coach Ukraine's Elina Svitolina

Former world number one Justine Henin of Belgium is set to serve as a coaching consultant to Ukraine’s top player Elina Svitolina, local media reported Thursday. “I’m very happy that Justine will join our team,” Ukrainian sports website quoted Svitolina, 21, as saying. The contract of the 33-year-old Belgian says that she will act as a special consultant to Svitolina, currently ranked 21st in the world. “It’s too early

Rafael Nadal Returns With a Win in Buenos Aires

Rafael Nadal returned to action on Thursday for the first time since his shock first-round exit from the Australian Open with a straight-sets win over Juan Monaco in the ATP Argentina Open. Defending Buenos Aires champion Nadal wasn’t his sharpest self in the rematch of last year’s final. He dropped his serve three times but broke Monaco in the final game of each set to emerge with a 6-4, 6-4

Australian Open: Novak Djokovic eases past Kei Nishikori to set up Federer semifinal

Defending champion Novak Djokovic issued a chilling warning to his Australian Open challengers on Tuesday by storming to a 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 victory over seventh seed Kei Nishikori to set up a blockbuster semifinal against Roger Federer. The world number one was far from his imperious best and struggled on serve but was content to allow his Japanese opponent to fall on his own sword with 54 unforced errors under

Australian Open: Milos Raonic stuns former champion Stan Wawrinka

Milos Raonic fended off a spirited comeback from fourth seed Stan Wawrinka to send the 2014 champion tumbling out of the fourth round of the Australian Open 6-4 6-3 5-7 4-6 6-3 on Monday. The 25-year-old Canadian, who had never beaten the French Open champion in four previous meetings, fired 24 aces and hit 82 winners in the three hour, 44 minute contest to reach the quarter-finals for the second

Bernard Tomic hits out at Roger Federer, says he is 'nowhere near' Novak Djokovic's level

Australian tennis player Bernard Tomic has hit out at Swiss legend Roger Federer for questioning his motivation towards the game. Following a straight sets victory against compatriot John Millman on Saturday night, Tomic lashed out at the 17-time Grand Slam champion, who had earlier questioned whether the Queenslander would ever achieve his goal of becoming a top 10 player. “Yeah, well, he has his predictions. I think he’s also far