Tennis

Bouchard digs deep to power into US Open third round

By Zjan Shirinian

Eugenie Bouchard needed three sets to beat her opponent Sorana Cirstea ©Getty ImagesRising star Eugenie Bouchard had to dig deep to power her way into the third round of the US Open, on a day that saw the favourites ease through.

Radwanska first major casualty of US Open after straight sets loss

By Zjan Shirinian

Agnieszka Radwanska has not made it past the fourth round of the US Open in nine attempts ©Getty ImagesPoland's Agnieszka Radwanska has become the first high-profile casualty of the US Open after losing her second round match in straight sets.

American 15-year-old ranked outside world's top 1,000 stuns 12th seed at US Open

By Zjan Shirinian

CiCi Bellis will not receive any prize money despite her progress into the second round of the US Open, because she is an amateur ©Getty ImagesAn American 15-year-old ranked outside the world's top 1,000 has stunned 12th seed Dominika Cibulkova by beating her at the US open in three sets.

Murray says body "failed him" after first round scare at US Open

By Zjan Shirinian

Andy Murray battled cramp to advance to the second round in four sets ©Getty ImagesAndy Murray said his body "failed" him after he battled through cramp to win his opening match at the US Open.

Federer on the prowl for Grand Slam number 18 as US Open begins

By Zjan Shirinian

Roger Federer is chasing an 18th Grand Slam title ©Getty ImagesRoger Federer is on the prowl for his first Grand Slam in two years, with a generous half of the draw and the injury-forced absence of Rafel Nadal putting him firmly in the frame.

Defending champion Nadal pulls out of US Open with wrist injury

By Zjan Shirinian

Rafael Nadal beat Novak Djokovic in four sets last year to win the US Open for the second time ©AFP/Getty ImagesDefending champion Rafael Nadal has pulled out of the US Open with a wrist injury.

ITF makes U-turn as it rules Ukraine not safe enough to stage Davis Cup tie

By Zjan Shirinian

A disturbance last week in Kiev's Independence Square has led to the Board concluding the security outlook in Ukraine is "fluid" ©Getty ImagesUkraine has been stripped of the right to host its Davis Cup tie in the country after a U-turn by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) over security fears.

Israel Tennis Association appeals decision to relocate Davis Cup tie

By Zjan Shirinian

Tel Aviv was set to host the David Cup encounter with Argentina next month ©AFP/Getty ImagesThe Israel Tennis Association (ITA) is appealing the decision to force its Davis Cup tie with Argentina out of the country because of the ongoing conflict in Gaza.

Israel ordered to move Davis Cup tie against Argentina over security fears

By Gary Anderson

Israeli Dudi Sela is part of the Davis Cup team that will have to play its match against Argentina in a neutral venue ©Getty ImagesThe International Tennis Federation (ITF) has ordered Israel to find an alternative venue for its Davis Cup tie with Argentina after it ruled that Tel Aviv, or no other city in the country, can host the match due to security concerns related to the ongoing conflict in Gaza.
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