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Shrivathsa Sridhar

India's Sindhu aims to hit the ground running in 2021

16 Oct 2020

BENGALURU India's badminton world champion P.V. Sindhu has decided not to return to competitive action this year, but does not expect her prolonged pandemic-related absence to hamper her preparations for next year's rescheduled Tokyo Olympics.

Quick switch to clay leaves French Open contenders struggling to adapt

23 Sep 2020

Karolina Pliskova's early exit from the U.S. Open gave her more time than her rivals to prepare for the fast-tracked claycourt swing but instead of fine-tuning her game, the Czech finds herself in a race to be fighting fit for the French Open.

Quick switch to clay leaves French Open contenders struggling to adapt

23 Sep 2020

Karolina Pliskova's early exit from the U.S. Open gave her more time than her rivals to prepare for the fast-tracked claycourt swing but instead of fine-tuning her game, the Czech finds herself in a race to be fighting fit for the French Open.

Plenty of contenders despite depleted U.S. Open women's field

29 Aug 2020

The U.S. Open women's event is likely to be as competitive as ever this year despite a depleted field, with the players who shake off the ring rust accumulated during the COVID-19 stoppage likely to be the quickest to hold all the aces.

On this day: Died June 21, 1969: Maureen Connolly, American tennis player

20 Jun 2020

American Maureen Connolly's career lasted only four years in the early 1950s but it was enough time for "Little Mo" to make a big impression in the tennis world.

Need more than hashtags, campaigns to curb racism, says Kanoute

10 Jun 2020

BENGALURU Racism in sport and society cannot be removed merely by a few campaigns as it is entrenched the world over, former Mali and Sevilla forward Frederic Kanoute said on Wednesday, adding he would nevertheless help Spain's La Liga fight the menace.

On this day: Born April 29, 1970: Andre Agassi, American tennis player

28 Apr 2020

Heading into his maiden Grand Slam final on the red clay of Roland Garros in 1990, Andre Agassi said a prayer.

Halep hopes dream Wimbledon run can end U.S. Open nightmare

23 Aug 2019

Simona Halep is living the dream after her Wimbledon triumph and the Romanian heads into next week's U.S. Open hoping for a new dawn at the season's final Grand Slam after early exits in the last two years.

Tennis: Sanchez Vicario says world No. 1 Osaka facing pressure of instant fame

17 May 2019

BENGALURU Naomi Osaka's fluctuating form before the French Open is a sign that the newest star in women's tennis is struggling with the pressure of being number one, Spanish tennis great Arantxa Sanchez Vicario said.

Sweden seek win over Mexico with off-field issues behind them

26 Jun 2018

YEKATERINBURG, Russia Sweden have moved on from the off-field issues that dominated the headlines after their defeat by Germany and are determined to beat Mexico for a place in the last 16, coach Janne Andersson said on Tuesday.

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