French Open 2023: Alongside upsets, geopolitics infiltrate Parisian clay court major
On the side of upsets and thrilling tennis, geopolitics has dominated the French Open in Paris amid Russia's invasion of Ukraine and Novak Djokovic's stance on Kosovo.
French Open 2023: No Nadal, Swiatek targets rare back-to-back titles and more talking points
Without Rafael Nadal, for the first time since 2004, French Open will wear a different look. Iga Swiatek chases a second straight title. A look at the talking points at Roland Garros.
Vinicius Jr. and the racist abuse in Spanish football: Everything that has happened so far
Vinicius Jr was racially abused by Valencia fans on the weekend which has been condemned from footballing world and political figures in Brazil and Spain.
How table tennis embraced technology, artificial intelligence one stroke at a time
Table Tennis took its time to accept and welcome technology, at least openly. Now, Delhi-based Stupa Analytics is at the forefront of it with ambitions of growing to other sports
Carolina Marin targets Paris Olympics gold medal after injury-hampered years
In 2019, Carolina Marin was on top as reigning Olympic, World and European champion. Then, disaster struck with back-to-back ACL injuries to her knees.
Sania Mirza retires: Rohan Bopanna, Saketh Myneni, Ankita Raina, Karman Kaur Thandi on her legacy
Firstpost spoke to Sania Mirza's peers on what she meant for Indian tennis and the legacy she leaves behind.
If the Indian tennis system doesn't change, there will be no growth: Rohan Bopanna
In November last year, there was not a single Indian male singles player inside the top-300 for the first time 2005.
Australian Open 2023: Novak Djokovic is once again christened the ‘King of Melbourne Park’
Novak Djokovic beat Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-3, 7-6, 7-6 in near three hours on Rod Laver Arena for his record extending 10th Australian Open, his record-tying 22nd Grand Slam title and a return to the summit of world rankings.
Aryna Sabalenka: The ‘nobody’ who just became the newest Australian Open champion
Aryna Sabalenka had been to a Grand Slam semi-final three times. She had $12 million dollars as career earnings. And yet, in her opinion, she was a nobody.
Australian Open 2023: ‘Greek warrior’ Stefanos Tsitsipas battles his way into final
Stefanos Tsitsipas had been to the semi-finals four times but never been able to cross the last-four hurdle up until a warm, sunny evening on Day 12 of the 2023 Australian Open.
Explained: Novak Djokovic embroiled in another controversy – not of his own doing
After beating Russia’s Rublev in the quarter-final, Djokovic’s father Srdjan was filmed posing with Russian flags
Australian Open 2023: Sania Mirza displays flashes of the old in last Grand Slam match
As Sania Mirza made her way to the interview room after her last Grand Slam match, there was a common question from many: ‘Why are you retiring?’
Australian Open 2023: Elena Rybakina, with family watching, into another Slam final
Elena Rybakina’s parents have been in Australia throughout the fortnight, unlike Wimbledon when they were denied a visa to the United Kingdom owing to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
‘Competitiveness is in my blood’: Sania Mirza braces for Grand Slam farewell
Sania Mirza wants to show younger girls that being a professional athlete can go on along with being a mother and that does not mean that you are neglecting your motherhood.
‘Parents can now encourage young girls to take sport as a career,’ Sania Mirza on WPL deal
Sania Mirza hailed the rise of women’s sports through WPL and shared her most memorable moment back in 2005 when she faced Serena Williams.
Australian Open 2023: Sania Mirza-Rohan Bopanna take her ‘last dance’ into final
Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna won the super tiebreaker after both teams had won one set each.
Australian Open 2023: Two years after undiagnosable knee issue, Magda Linette is into semi-finals
With head-to-head record reading 2-9, Magda Linette beat former World No 1 Karolina Pliskova 6-3, 7-5 to reach the Australian Open semi-finals and called it a “dream come true.”
Australian Open 2023: Wimbledon champion Elena Rybakina serves her way to semi-finals
Elena Rybakina, fresh off straight sets win over World No 1 Iga Swiatek, made the most of her big serve to peg the Latvian back
Australian Open 2023: Flawless, perfectly mobile Novak Djokovic sends a message
Novak Djokovic has dropped just one set in the first four rounds, despite the pain and physical duress.
Australian Open 2023: Sania Mirza-Rohan Bopanna keep going, Manas Dhamne limps out
Once again egged on by a boisterous crowd on Court 7, the Indian mixed doubles pair of Mirza and Bopanna defeated Makoto Ninomiya and Ariel Behar 6-4, 7-6(9) despite squandering four match point chances