Sports  /  Published 15.02.20

Aces serve nostalgia

Nostalgia — that was the overriding emotion at the Calcutta South Club on Saturday as icons of Indian tennis gathered to reminisce about their playing days and the fond memories they have of the clu...
By Elora Sen in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 22.08.19

Davis Cup: Ties at a low, tie put off

Ending days of speculation, the India-Pakistan Davis Cup tie has been postponed to November.The International Tennis Federation (ITF), in an email late on Thursday, said: “Following an in-depth secu...
By Elora Sen in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 14.05.20

Naomi Osaka's bid to shed shyness

Two-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka is using the novel coronavirus shutdown as one of self reflection to try and overcome her crippling shyness.The tennis season was suspended in early March due ...
By Reuters in Tokyo

Sports  /  Published 27.05.20

In ‘weird’ game, Kvitova’s ball boy moment

A little ball boy peeking from behind a fence gave Petra Kvitova the only touch of the fan support she misses at a Prague tournament played behind closed doors.“It was after I played a decent passin...
By Agencies in Prague

Sports  /  Published 10.05.20

A closed door French Open?

French tennis chief Bernard Guidicelli admitted on Sunday that Roland Garros, already controversially pushed back four months due to the coronavirus, could be staged behind closed doors.Guidicelli, wh...
By AFP in Paris

Sports  /  Published 13.09.19

End-November Davis Cup date in Pakistan

The India-Pakistan Asia Oceania Group 1 Davis Cup tie will now be held on either November 29-30 or November 30-December 1, in Islamabad, subject to a security situation review on November 4.The Intern...
By Elora Sen in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 05.05.20

Kyrgios invites Rafael Nadal for a chat

Australian tennis maverick Nick Kyrgios has invited Rafael Nadal to take part in a cosy video chat on Sunday despite their stormy on-court relationship.As the coronavirus pandemic has sent the tennis ...
By AFP in Paris

Sports  /  Published 01.09.19

Gritty Sutirtha yearns for more

Away from the hustle and bustle of city life, in a quiet, serene locality at Naihati, one comes across ‘Sutirtha’. Not too big from the outside, but a spacious enough home of paddler Sutirtha Mukh...
By Sayak Banerjee in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 25.04.20

Ash Barty switches to life off court

Ash Barty is finding it tricky to maintain high intensity in training during the shutdown but the women’s world No.1 is hoping she will be back to her usual self with the flick of a switch when tenn...
By Reuters in Mumbai

Sports  /  Published 11.08.19

Forehand Manika’s foremost concern

Manika Batra, India’s No. 1 woman paddler, has several firsts to her credit. She reached a career-high world rank of 47 in January this year, is the first woman from the country to break into the to...
By Madhumita Ganguly in Calcutta


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