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  • Tennis: Sharapova willing to qualify for Wimbledon


    Maria Sharapo va said yesterday that she will not seek a wildcard into Wimbledon’s main draw and will instead play the qualifying rounds to secure her place.

    The Russian was denied a return to grand slam tennis at the French Open following her 15-month doping ban. The French...

    Saturday 20th May 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Sport

  • Tennis: Sharapova cruises past McHale in Italian Open


    MARIA SHARAPOVA booked her place in the second round of the Italian Open after beating Christina McHale in one hour and 35 minutes yesterday.

    After battling back to win a scrappy opening set, Sharapova grew in confidence in the second and earned a comfortable 6-4 6-2 victory in...

    Tuesday 16th May 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Sport

  • Tennis: World Cup would be a great idea, says Murray


    Andy Murray supported plans for a tennis World Cup yesterday, backed by Barcelona star Gerard Pique.

    It has been reported that Pique, who is a big tennis fan, met with ATP officials in Madrid this week to discuss the idea, and he already has some powerful allies.

    World number...

    Saturday 13th May 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Sport

  • Tennis steps up anti-doping efforts as Sharapova returns


    TENNIS is to step up its antidoping efforts with increased testing and more samples stored for potential reanalysis.

    In the week of Maria Sharapova’s return to the sport following a 15-month doping ban, governing bodies have approved enhanced measures for the Tennis Anti-Doping...

    Saturday 29th Apr 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Sport

  • Tennis - Serena: I will be back after I give birth


    Serena Williams yesterday confirmed she definitely intends to resume her career after giving birth later this year, citing the influence of sister Venus Williams, who turns 37 in June and is ranked 12th.

    Williams turns 36 in September and will likely be closer to 37 by the time she is...

    Thursday 27th Apr 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Sport

  • Sexist tirade costs Nastase royal spot


    Expletive-laden rant lands Romanian legend in trouble

    Tuesday 25th Apr 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Sport

  • Tennis: Murray bust in Monte Carlo


    ANDY MURRAY’S serving woes continued yesterday as he crashed out of the Monte Carlo Masters following a 2-6 6-2 7-5 defeat to Albert Ramos-Vinolas.

    The world No 1 started his second-round match against Gilles Muller on Wednesday with three double faults in the first four points...

    Friday 21st Apr 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Sport

  • ITF want to reduce pro numbers to just 1,500


    The International Tennis Federation (ITF) yesterday announced plans to restructure the entry level of the sport that will dramatically reduce the number of professional players.

    The conclusion of a three-year review by the international governing body of professional and junior tennis...

    Friday 31st Mar 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Sport

  • Tennis: Andy ruled out of Davis Cup quarter, says Jamie


    Andy Murray’s elbow injury is set to keep him out of the Davis Cup quarter-final tie with France next week, brother Jamie said yesterday.

    The world number one was forced to withdraw from the Miami Open after suffering the injury practicing for the event and returned to Britain...

    Tuesday 28th Mar 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Sport

  • Tennis: Murray calls for top roles for women


    Judy Murray said yesterday that she would enthusiastically welcome the appointment of a female Lawn Tennis Association chief executive, after a survey revealed the number of women getting top jobs in British sport is dropping.

    The Scottish tennis coach, and mother of Wimbledon champion...

    Thursday 9th Mar 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Sport


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