Wawrinka rediscovers panache to win 1st match since 2021 at the Italian Open

Former French Open champion Stan Wawrinka registered his win on the senior circuit for 15 months when he beat the 14th seed Reilly Opelka 3-6, 7-5, 6-2 on Monday at the Italian Open in Rome. Wawrinka, 37, a former world…

Osaka pulls out of Italian Open with injury

Naomi Osaka has withdrawn from the Italian Open in Rome to rest an Achilles injury ahead of the French Open, the WTA said on Monday. The four-time Grand Slam champion suffered the injury in her opening match in Madrid earlier…

Boris Becker wears tie in Wimbledon colours for bankruptcy sentencing

Three-time Wimbledon champion Boris Becker arrived at court wearing a tie in the tennis tournament’s colours as he faces sentencing for hiding £2.5 million worth of assets and loans to avoid paying his debts. The former world number one, 54,…

Emma Raducanu says ‘everyone should just be a little patient with me’ ahead of Transylvania open

Emma Raducanu has called for patience as she looks to build on her US Open triumph in the summer. Raducanu stunned the tennis world by battling through qualifying to win the Grand Slam at Flushing Meadows and is now seeking…

Novak Djokovic breaks Nadal record and equals Sampras as ATP Finals line-up is confirmed

Novak Djokovic officially became the oldest year-end No. 1 in the history of men’s tennis, while he equalled Pete Sampras’ record for the most seasons finished as the world’s top-ranked player. Djokovic, 33, is 11 days older than great rival…

Serena through to quarter-finals (Punch)

Seven-time Wimbledon singles champion Serena Williams reached the quarter-finals at SW19 with a dominant display against Spain’s Carla Suarez Navarro. The American 11th seed, 37, raced to a 6-2 6-2 victory against the 30-year-old world number 31. Williams will play…

Tearful Kvitova down Barty to make Australian Open semis (Punch)

Eighth seed Petra Kvitova powered past local hope Ashleigh Barty to make the Australian Open semi-finals on Tuesday in the Czech’s best Grand Slam performance since she was injured in a terrifying knife attack. The two-time Wimbledon champion broke down…

Osaka reaches Australian Open quarters (Punch)

US Open champion Naomi Osaka completed another comeback victory to overhaul 13th seed Anastasija Sevastova 4-6 6-3 6-4 and reach the quarter-finals of the Australian Open on Monday. The Japanese fourth seed, who had to fight back from a set…

Nadal says ‘no pain’ after Sydney tie as Slam looms (Supersport)

Injury-plagued world No 2 Rafael Nadal insists he is healthy and in no pain after coming through an exhibition game in Sydney, just days after pulling out of the Brisbane International. The Spaniard teamed up with Canadian Milos Raonic to…

Level-headed Osaka thriving in Grand Slam spotlight (Supersport)

If US Open winner Naomi Osaka is feeling the pressure of being the tennis world’s newest Grand Slam champion, she’s hiding it well in the lead-up to the Australian Open. The Japanese star arrives in Melbourne as the world No…

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