Tennis

Barcelona Open: Cameron Norrie reaches third round after impressive win against Karen Khachanov

Cameron Norrie continued his fine 2021 season by knocking out 12th seed Karen Khachanov to reach the third round of the Barcelona Open. Russian Khachanov defeated Norrie comfortably when they met on hard courts in Rotterdam in March but it was a different story on the Catalonian clay. British No 2 Norrie looked to have seen his advantage slip when Khachanov, ranked 23, took the second set and went an

Dan Evans’ dream run at Monte-Carlo Masters ended by Stefano Tsitsipas in semi-finals

Dan Evans’ brilliant run at the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters came to an end with a comprehensive defeat by world number five Stefanos Tsitsipas. Evans was facing a former Masters finalist for the fifth successive match having beaten Dusan Lajovic, Hubert Hurkacz, Novak Djokovic and David Goffin to reach a semi-final at this level for the first time. But, unlike his previous opponents, Tsitsipas had no problem coping with the variety

Billie Jean King: The tennis pioneer talks to Anne Keothavong about equality and women's tennis

Tennis pioneer Billie Jean King opens up to British captain Anne Keothavong about what equality means to her, having the Fed Cup named after her, and making tennis more accessible for people. In the interview, the legendary King, who won 39 Grand Slam titles, chats about her hopes and ambitions for the World Cup of women’s tennis in the future. She also shares her memories of playing in the competition

Dan Evans beats Novak Djokovic in major surprise at Monte-Carlos Masters

Tennis: Djokovic thanks fans after breaking record When you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. Sometimes they’ll include recommendations for other related newsletters or services we offer. Our Privacy Notice explains more about how we use your data, and your rights. You can unsubscribe at any time. British No 1 Dan Evans has recorded the biggest shock of the Monte-Carlo Masters with a

Monte Carlo Masters: Britain's Dan Evans through to third-round date with Novak Djokovic

British No 1 Dan Evans continued his fine run of form at the Monte Carlo Masters by making it through to the third round where he will meet world No 1 Novak Djokovic. Evans, who ended a four-match losing streak with his first tour-level victory on clay for four years against 2019 runner-up Dusan Lajovic, continued his winning run by knocking out Miami Open champion Hubert Hurkacz 6-4 6-1 on

Lleyton Hewitt’s son has grown up fast and is already winning titles

He was the adorable toddler with the shock of a bright blonde hair that used to delight the crowds at Melbourne Park each summer. But Cruz Hewitt is growing up fast. The only son of Aussie tennis legend Lleyton Hewitt won his first major national event on Sunday, taking out the national claycourt championship in Canberra The 12-year-old was crowned the Australian claycourt champion for 2021 after winning the 12-and-under

Novak Djokovic's brother set to make Roger Federer offer despite financial worry

Tennis: Federer shows off new line of Uniqlo caps When you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. Sometimes they’ll include recommendations for other related newsletters or services we offer. Our Privacy Notice explains more about how we use your data, and your rights. You can unsubscribe at any time. The Serbian Open has returned to the ATP calendar this season with world No

Top-ranked Barty cruises in first win on clay since French Open title

Top-ranked Ashleigh Barty easily won her first claycourt match in two years, cruising past Japan’s Misaki Doi 6-2, 6-1 on Wednesday (Thursday AEST) in the WTA’s Volvo Car Open. Barty, fresh off a championship run at the Miami Open the past two weeks, had little trouble moving from hardcourts to clay. She won 10 of the last 11 games in her first match on the slower surface since winning the

Naomi Osaka wins Australian Open in straight sets victory over Jennifer Brady

Naomi Osaka lived up to her title as the “new boss” of women's tennis by winning the Australian Open title. Former champion Justin Henin claimed the Japanese star was set to dominate the sport after beating Serena Williams in the semi-finals. And Osaka proved she is the player for the big occasion by winning her fourth Grand Slam in her fourth final by beating brave Jennifer Brady 6-4 6-4 in

Daniil Medvedev overcomes cramps to reach fourth round but Cameron Norrie knocked out at Miami Open

The top seed is into the fourth round Top seed Daniil Medvedev pushed through the pain of leg cramps to defeat Australian Alexei Popyrin and move through to the fourth round of the Miami Open. The world No 2 claimed the first set and had been cruising before Popyrin fought back from 5-2 down in the second to snatch the set courtesy of a consistently impressive forehand. The Russian began