Stuttgart native Laura Siegemundhas surged to the final of the tournament for the second year in a row.

The home fans would be very happy with the development as she edged past No. 4 seed SimonaHalep. She knocked out Halep 6-4, 7-5.



Angelique Kerber has failed to usurp world number one Serena Williams in new rankings after Elina Svitolina defeated her in the last four of the Dubai Championships.

The loss is the third straight one for Kerber in meetings with the Ukrainian.


Venus Williams always wanted to Become Business Entrepreneur

Venus Williams says starting a business was something she had always seen as a future plan even when she was really young and that’s why, she studied business administration and also took courses of designing so that when she eventually got into business, she could contribute to it and not just be limited to providing a brand name.

Serena Williams reckons Caroline Wozniacki has it in her

Serena Williams reckons Caroline Wozniacki has it in her to go on and win a number of Slams in the coming years.

Wozniacki, who was the top ranked player in the world a few years back, is presently not even in top 10.

Her performances in the recent times have not been up to the standard she had once shown, but, according to Serena, she’s pretty young and still has to hit her prime.

People are considering Stanislas Wawrinka’s win over Roger Federer

People are considering Stanislas Wawrinka’s win over Roger Federer in the Round of 8 in the French Open an upset and that is obvious.

Federer was the second seeded player in the tournament, while, Wawrinka was 6 positions below him in the seedings.

Also, the head to head record between the two players was overwhelmingly in Federer’s favour.

So, the maestro losing it was definitely an unexpected thing.

However, if someone puts close thoughts into it, he would realize it was not actually that big an upset.

Maria Sharapova is best Player of this Generation

It was hard for anyone to imagine even in his wildest of dreams that Maria Sharapova, one of the best female tennis players of this generation, would lose to her compatriot and 97th ranked Daria Gavrilova in Round no. 2 in Miami yesterday.

Miami has been one of the most favoured venues for Sharapova. She has had so much of success there.

She had made as many as 5 appearances in the title round there and had surely seemed in for the 6th one this time around. But, it was not to be.

Cowan says Murray must be cool in pressure situations

Barry Cowan has made an appeal to Scottish tennis ace Andy Murray to control his emotions on court after the number one ranked British threw away his chances in the Australian Open final against Novak Djokovic after losing his cool.

The Scot appeared to be getting a strong footing on the match in the third set when he broke the Serbian to race away to a 2-0 lead but his opponent's injury break made him los focus as he went on to lose the match in four sets in Melbourne.


Roger Federer famous in Asian Sub-Continent

Despite the fact that tennis is not such a popular game in the Asian continent especially in India, Roger Federer is still a superstar in that part of the world.

The Switzerland international has to play a few matches in India next month and the tickets for those matches have already been sold out.

In India, Federer will actually be participating in the International Premier Tennis League.

It’s not a singles tournament. It’s a team event which will go on for duration of two weeks.

Williams Paired With Hingis For First Time

Venus Williams has done almost everything on the tennis court, but, yesterday night, she did something for the first time. She paired with Martina Hingis of Switzerland in a doubles match of the ongoing World Team Tennis competition. Both these legends represented Washington Kastles and ended up winning.
This was the first time that Venus and Hingis were playing alongside each other at the professional level. They have been up against each other numerous times, but, not together before this. They used to share intense rivalry during the peak days of their careers.


Bartoli Happy With Retirement

Marion Bartoli reckons that she didn’t make a mistake by deciding to retire after her Wimbledon glory last year.
Bartoli is in United Kingdom at the moment and yesterday, she even addressed the press at the All England Club as the previous year’s Wimbledon champion.