Month: March 2017

Lewis Hamilton ‘mesmerized’ by tennis star Serena Williams

(CNN)As Lewis Hamilton attempts to pull off an “impossible” comeback in the Formula One title race this weekend, the British driver will take inspiration from an unlikely source. Sunday’s “Duel in the Desert” at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix will determine whether Hamilton wins his fourth world title — or Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg claims […]

Read More

Federer, Sharapova, Serena: 2017 the year of tennis comebacks

(CNN)If 2016 was a season of memorable firsts in tennis, call 2017 the year of the comeback. Roger Federer, Maria Sharapova, Serena Williams and Nick Kyrgios — and there are more — are among those returning to the circuit after being sidelined for differing reasons. Follow @cnnsport Indeed the way last year concluded, the new […]

Read More

Petra Kvitova: Tennis star injured in robbery in her apartment

(CNN)Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova says she is “shaken, but fortunate to be alive” after being severely injured by a knife-wielding robber in her apartment Tuesday. The Czech tennis star suffered damage to the tendons and nerves of her left, playing hand and underwent nearly four hours of surgery. How Novak and Petra conquered Wimbledon […]

Read More

Doctors optimistic Petra Kvitova will play tennis again after knife attack

The two-time Wimbledon champion said I was badly injured on my left hand. The injury is severe after a man with a knife attacked her at home Petra Kvitova, a two-time Wimbledon champion, said she was fortunate to be alive on Tuesday after a man attacked her with a knife at her home, robbing her […]

Read More

Tennis star Petra Kvitova injured by knife-wielding attacker at her home

FILE – In this May 27, 2016 file photo, Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic serves in her third round match of the French Open tennis tournament against Shelby Rogers of the U.S. at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris.  (Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, […]

Read More

Petra Kvitova could return to tennis within six months following knife attack

Following successful surgery to repair tendon and nerve damage sustained in a knife attack at her home, a spokesman for Petra Kvitova said: The end of her career did not even cross her mind Petra Kvitova could return to tennis within six months following Katie Spellman, earlier tweeted: Petra has undergone surgery for three hours […]

Read More

Juan Martin del Potro to miss opening tennis grand slam of the season

(CNN)Juan Martin del Potro will miss the opening grand slam of the 2017 season due to fitness concerns, it was announced Saturday. Organizers of the Auckland Classic in New Zealand released a statement to say that the popular Argentine would miss both their tournament, which starts on January 2, and the Australian Open later that […]

Read More

Ana Ivanovic announces retirement from pro tennis

(CNN)Twenty-four hours after teasing her 1.23 million Twitter followers with news of an “important” announcement, Ana Ivanovic has revealed that she is retiring from professional tennis. In a two-minute video streamed on her official Facebook page, the 29-year-old said hanging up her racket — after being hindered by injuries — was a “difficult decision” to […]

Read More

Ana Ivanovic announces retirement from tennis at age of 29

Ana Ivanovic, the former world No1 and French Open winner, has announced her retirement from tennis at the age of 29 Ana Ivanovic, the former world No1 and 2008 French Open champion, has retired from tennis at the age of 29, the Serb confirmed on Wednesday. There is no other way to say this. I […]

Read More

I still feel like Andy Murray, says world tennis No1 after knighthood

Andy Murray says he is happy to have received a knighthood in the New Year honours and that it is a welcome boost to start the new year Andy Murray says he is happy to have a Sir in front of his name even if it will take some getting used to. The world No1 […]

Read More