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Sharapova, Keys Withdraw From Birmingham

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Maria Sharapova and Madison Keys have withdrawn from next week’s Nature Valley Classic in Birmingham as they look to regain full fitness ahead of Wimbledon. Sharapova, the 2004 Wimbledon champion, said she needed rest after reaching the French Open quarter-finals. The 31-year-old Russian served a doping ban in 2016 and was forced to skip the…

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Raonic Pulls Out Of French Open With Knee Injury

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Milos Raonic has withdrawn from next week’s French Open with a knee injury and is targeting a return during the grasscourt season, the former world number three said on Sunday. The Canadian has not played since losing to Denis Shapovalov in the round of 16 at the Madrid Open earlier this month and the world…

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Caroline Garcia Returns To WTA M’sia Open

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KUALA LUMPUR – World number 24 on the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) list, Caroline Garcia, hopes to emulate last season’s success of breaking into the top 10 for the first time. A statement from the organiser today said Garcia will make her second appearance in the ALYA WTA Malaysia Open held at the TPC Kuala…

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‘My Motivation Level Same As 20-Year-Old Tennis Player

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KUALA LUMPUR – World number eight tennis player, David Ferrer of Spain will not give up his hope of clinching victory in the 2015 Malaysian Open at the Putra Stadium in Bukit Jalil, here. The 33-year old Spaniard who managed to play only in the round of 32 in 2009 before reaching the semi-finals in…

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Giraldo Ready To Give Kyrgios A Run For His Money

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KUALA LUMPUR – Santiago Giraldo of Colombia is ready to give Nick Kyrgios of Australia a run for his money in the first round of 2015 Malaysian Open Tennis Championships (MOKL), beginning Monday. Giraldo said he is optimistic to give a tough fight despite half-Malaysian, Kyrgios having the advantage as a seventh seeded player in…

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Wozniacki Secures Her 23rd WTA Title By Winning 2015 BMW Malaysian Open

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KUALA LUMPUR – World number five, Caroline Wozniacki came from behind to win her 23rd WTA title after beating Romania’s Alexandra Dulgheru in the final of the 2015 BMW Malaysian Open at the Royal Selangor Golf Club (RSGC), here Sunday. The top seeded Danish player took the crown after outclassing Dulgheru 4-6, 6-2, 6-1 in…

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MAS Appoint Australian Tennis Star Nick Kyrgios As Its Ambassador

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KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysia Airlines (MAS) has appointed Australian professional tennis star, Nick Kyrgios as its ambassador. MAS Regional Senior Vice President, PK Lee said the collaboration between MAS and Kyrgios, whose mother is a Malaysian, “is a result of both parties sharing a common heritage, as well as desire to achieve excellence.” “We are…

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Nick Kyrgios Wins Australia’s Top Tennis Award

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MELBOURNE – Malaysian-Australian Nick Kyrgios last night won the Newcombe medal as Australia’s most outstanding tennis player of the year. The 19-year-old edged out veteran grand slam champions Lleyton Hewitt and Samantha Stosur and tennis super mum Casey Dellacqua to become the youngest recipient of the prestigious award. Kyrgios, whose mother is Malay, stunned with…

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Nishikori Wins Singles Titile AT 2014 Malaysian Open

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KUALA LUMPUR – As expected, world number eight Kei Nishikori won the singles title of the 2014 ATP Malaysian Open after defeating Julien Benneteau of France at the Putra Stadium, Bukit Jalil, here today. The Japanese took the crown after struggling to beat Benneteau in the first set before conquering world number 28 Benneteau, 7-6(4)…

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Marin Cilic Crushes Kei Nishikori To Win US Open And First Grand Slam

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TENNIS has a new young champion. Whether Marin Cilic is at the vanguard of the much discussed, long awaited power shift after beating Kei Nishikori in three quick sets to win the 2014 US Open on Monday night we will discover in what now looms as the most intriguing year in the sport for a…

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Marin Cilic Demolishes Roger Federer After Nishikori Shocks Djokovic

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THIS US Open always had the feel of tumult about it – but nobody thought Kei Nishikori and Marin Cilic would be making history together in Monday’s final, leaving in their wake two legends of the modern game, the world No1, Novak Djokovic, then Roger Federer, who has won here five times but might not…

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