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Simona Halep taking her game to a higher plane after shutdown – tennis

Simona Halep said she had found inner calm during tennis’s coronavius shutdown and that she had returned to the courts with more maturity and perspective on the game. Halep won the Dubai title before the WTA Tour’s suspension in March and lifted the Prague crown on its resumption, before claiming another crown in Rome on Monday to emerge as the ...

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Ramkumar bows out of French Open qualifiers, Ankita to clash with Jovic – tennis

Ramkumar Ramanathan’s bid to qualify for his maiden Grand Slam singles main draw fell flat after his straight set defeat against French wild card Tristan Lamasine in the French Open, here. The Indian Davis Cupper, ranked 198, lost 5-7 2-6 to lower-ranked Lamasine in one hour and 27 minutes on Monday. The French is placed 268 on the ranking chart. ...

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Halep wins Italian Open after Plíšková retires from final – tennis

Top-seeded Simona Halep won her first Italian Open title on Monday when 2019 champion Karolína Plíšková retired midway through the final with a left thigh injury. Halep was leading 6-0, 2-1 when Plíšková stopped playing after just 31 minutes. After Halep won the first set, Plíšková had her lower back treated by a trainer. Plíšková also had her left thigh ...

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Halep wins Italian Open after Plíšková retires from final – tennis

Top-seeded Simona Halep won her first Italian Open title on Monday when 2019 champion Karolína Plíšková retired midway through the final with a left thigh injury. Halep was leading 6-0, 2-1 when Plíšková stopped playing after just 31 minutes. After Halep won the first set, Plíšková had her lower back treated by a trainer. Plíšková also had her left thigh ...

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Novak Djokovic wins fifth Italian Open to make Masters history – tennis

World number one Novak Djokovic overcame a sluggish start to lift his fifth Italian Open title on Monday, defeating Argentine Diego Schwartzman 7-5 6-3 for a record 36th ATP Masters crown. Playing in his maiden ATP 1000 final, eighth seed Schwartzman raced out of the blocks to convert two break point opportunities for a 3-0 lead as Djokovic’s usually clinical ...

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Prajnesh advances, Nagal exits from French Open Qualifiers – tennis

Indian tennis player Prajnesh Gunneswaran overcame a sluggish start to advance to the second round of the French Open men’s singles qualifying event but country’s top player Sumit Nagal bowed out after a close defeat, here on Monday. Seeded 16th, Nagal — who became the first Indian in seven years to win a singles match at a Grand Slam with ...

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Barty trades racket for golf club but still a champion – tennis

World number one Ash Barty may have decided to skip the U.S. and French Opens but the coronavirus pandemic has not prevented her from collecting trophies and as of Sunday she was women’s champion at the Brookwater Golf Club. The 24-year-old Australian, who famously played professional cricket during a year out from tennis, decided not to leave home for the ...

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Simona Halep beats Muguruza to reach 3rd Italian Open final – tennis

Chasing her first title in Rome, top-seeded Simona Halep reached her third Italian Open final after beating Garbiñe Muguruza 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 Sunday to improve her record in tennis’ restart to 9-0. Muguruza struggled with her serve and double faulted on the final two points of the 2 hour, 16-minute match. Halep, who lost to Elina Svitolina in the 2017 ...

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Novak Djokovic battles past Ruud to reach Italian Open final – tennis

Novak Djokovic was made to work hard by Casper Ruud in blustery conditions before the world number one got past the unseeded Norwegian 7-5 6-3 on Sunday to reach the Italian Open final. The Serbian had to save two set points in the first set before finding his groove to reach his 10th title clash in Rome and remain on ...

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Five players out of French Open qualifying due to COVID-19 – tennis

(Reuters) – Five players have been withdrawn from the French Open qualifying tournament after two players and a coach tested positive for COVID-19, organisers have said. The qualifiers will begin later on Monday, with the main draw set to commence on Sept. 27. “The Roland Garros tournament directors can confirm that two players competing in the qualifying tournament have tested ...

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