Serena’s Slammers lose again as Aces continue to dominate

Serena Williams returned to the scene of her WTA Finals win but could not prevent her Singapore Slammers team slumping to a fourth straight defeat in the inaugural International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) on Tuesday. The world number one is

REFILE-Anyone for fast-forward tennis Welcome to the IPTL

 It's tennis, but not as we know it. Singapore welcomed the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) for the first time on Tuesday and while the initial turnout at the Indoor Stadium was low, players and organisers were doing their best

Rain delays French Open start

Play finally got underway at the French Open after light rain delayed the start of first-round action on Tuesday with impatient spectators blocked from the Roland Garros courts on yet another gloomy Parisian day. The sun made a brief appearance

Rafael Nadal will surprise us again, says Kuerten


Three-times French Open champion Gustavo Kuerten knows what it is like to have a career plagued by injury but believes Rafael Nadal will come back strong from his latest ailments. Spaniard Nadal has not played since a shock defeat by

IPTL is no holiday for U.S. Open champion Cilic

 Open champion Marin Cilic is a firm believer in the new International Premier Tennis League (IPTL), insisting the four-city mixed team tournament is a perfect addition to his preparations for the new season. The Croat struggled with injuries after his

Federer throws weight behind Aussie ‘fast’ tennis


Roger Federer will help launch an Australian-developed fast format of tennis when he plays an exhibition match against Lleyton Hewitt in Sydney in January. The format features four rule variations from the traditional game, with no advantage scoring, no lets,

Clement to stay on as France Davis Cup captain

Arnaud Clement's contract as France Davis Cup captain has been extended by two years, the French federation (FFT) said on Tuesday, setting the record straight after Yannick Noah hinted he would be interested in the job. "As usual, the players

Australian Open tweaks heat policy for 2015


Australian Open organisers have tweaked their 'Extreme Heat Policy' for next year's tournament after being accused of forcing players to perform in "inhumane" conditions during a heatwave in January. Despite water bottles melting, ballboys collapsing and players vomiting and passing

Andy Murray I’m marrying Kim in 2015


British number one Andy Murray has confirmed he plans to marry Kim Sears next year after the former Wimbledon champion announced their engagement last week after nine years together. "We have a plan to get married next year, that's the

Agassi Fans will warm to new tournament in time


Andre Agassi has seen many tournaments come and go in his long and illustrious career and the American great believes the new International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) has all the ingredients to be a long-term success. The 44-year-old joined up