Belinda Bencic books last WTA Finals in Shenzhen slot; to face Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova for the Kremlin Cup title
Belinda Bencic needed to reach the final and outperform Kiki Bertens, who lost to Kristina Mladenovic in the quarter-finals, to secure her berth in the singles at Shenzhen.
Zhengzhou Open: World No 5 Karolina Pliskova enters fifth final of the year after beating Ajla Tomljanovic
27-year-old Karolina Pliskova, the top seed, needed just 69 minutes to defeat the unseeded Croatian-born Australian and will play Petra Martic on Sunday
Wimbledon 2019: Barbora Strycova bounces back from singles defeat to enter women's doubles final with partner Hsieh Su-Wei
It will be 33-year-old Strycova's first appearance in a Grand Slam final whilst Hsieh has won two doubles titles, the 2013 Wimbledon crown and the French Open a year later
Wimbledon 2019: Petra Kvitova’s self-belief is balm to all of her problems and it showed against Kristina Mladenovic
The force of Kvitova's tennis is such that it needs no strategising or variation to succeed; all it requires is a little bit of conviction.
Wimbledon 2019, singles round-up: Defending champion Angelique Kerber knocked out; Roger Federer, Ashleigh Barty win
Read all the results from today's singles action at Wimbledon 2019, with several big names, including Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Ashleigh Barty and Angelique Kerber in action.
No one in tennis ever has won any major tournament that many times. Rafael Nadal is now 93-2 for his career at the French Open, having won the title 12 times.
French Open 2019: In-form Kiki Bertens, Karolina Pliskova lead the charge as women's draw throws up abundance of potential upsets
Here’s a look at what the 2019 French Open women’s singles draw looks like, and how the four quarters might be expected to unfold over the course of the Grand Slam.
French Open 2019: Usual suspects Gael Monfils, Caroline Garcia lead France's bid to end 19-year wait for singles title
The last female Roland Garros champion from France was Mary Pierce, in the year 2000. For the last French male champion you have to go a further 17 years back, to Yannick Noah in 1983
Italian Open 2019: Novak Djokovic downs Juan Martin Del Potro in thriller to set up semi-final clash with Diego Schwartzman
Novak Djokovic saved two match points against Juan Martin Del Potro to advance to the semi-finals of the Italian Open in a three-set thriller.
Madrid Open 2019: Sloane Stephens beats former World No. 1 Victoria Azarenka; Petra Kvitova bests Kristina Mladenovic
Belarusian Azarenka, who double-faulted nine times, drove a forehand into the net as she was broken in the final game to lose to 8th seed Sloane Stephens
Fed Cup sheds tennis' elitist tag to combine vociferous supporters, cheerful atmosphere with star names and quality tennis
The Fed Cup truly does offer something for everyone: for fans, the chance to enjoy tennis outside a staid, sanitised environment and enjoy themselves as they may not be able to on another stage
Fed Cup 2019: Former foes Caroline Garcia and Kristina Mladenovic unite to lead France into final against Australia
France set up a Fed Cup final against Australia on Sunday when Caroline Garcia and Kristina Mladenovic, who once were barely on speaking terms, teamed-up to crown a 3-2 victory over Romania.
Fed Cup 2019: Simona Halep aims to lead Romania to first-ever final; Ashleigh Barty, Victoria Azarenka set for reunion
Simona Halep eyes taking another step closer to adding a first Fed Cup winner's medal to her 2018 French Open crown when Romania face France in Rouen.
Caroline Garcia called up to French FedCup squad set to face Romania despite issues with representing nation in past
Garcia's outing against Belgium, where she won two singles rubbers, was her first involvement in the FedCup after a two-year absence from the competition
While Hsieh deserves every plaudit coming her way for her wickedly masterful performance, it’s hard not to feel worried about Osaka's growing uneasiness with her newfound fame and expectations.
Indian Wells Open: Naomi Osaka begins title defence with easy win over Kristina Mladenovic; Caroline Wozaniacki ousted
World No 1 Naomi Osaka launched her Indian Wells WTA title defence with a 6-3, 6-4 victory in a grudge match against Kristina Mladenovic on Saturday
Dubai Championships: Naomi Osaka is a shy person and must learn to deal with limelight, says Petra Kvitova
Two-times Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova says Naomi Osaka’s shyness is a problem for her as she struggles to deal with the increased scrutiny in the wake of her success at the Grand Slams and her rise to the top of the world rankings.
LISTEN: Full script of Episode 147 of Spodcast where we discuss IPL 2019 schedule, Caster Semenya case and more
Here's the full script of Episode 147, where we discuss the schedule of this year's Indian Premier League, Pakistan's omission from ISSF Shooting World Cup, recent developments in the Caster Semenya case and more
Firstpost Spodcast Epiosde 147: IPL 2019 begins with CSK vs RCB, Pakistan's omission from ISSF Shooting World Cup and more
In today's episode of Spodcast, we discuss the schedule of this year's Indian Premier League, Pakistan's omission from ISSF Shooting World Cup, recent developments in the Caster Semenya case and more
Dubai Championships: Naomi Osaka loses to Kristina Mladenovic in 1st match since Australian Open; Simona Halep wins
Naomi Osaka stumbled badly in her first match since winning the Australian Open as the World No 1 went down in a flurry of errors to exit the Dubai Championships on Tuesday.