OPPO becomes Wimbledon’s first sponsor from Asia

London, April 26: China’s smartphone maker OPPO has become the first official smartphone partner of Wimbledon tennis championships, the All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) announced on Thursday. OPPO, based in South China’s Shenzhen, signed a five-year deal with AELTC at the Champions

Nadal labors past Mayer in Barcelona Open

Barcelona, April 25: Spanish tennis great Rafael Nadal has kicked off his title defense at the Barcelona Open with a hard-fought 6-7 (7-9), 6-4, 6-2 victory over Argentina’s Leonardo Mayer. “It was not the best start,” Nadal said after coming out on top

Fognini upsets Nadal in Monte-Carlo semis

Roquebrune-Cap-Martin (France), April 21: Italy’s Fabio Fognini has pulled off a big upset here, ending Rafa Nadal’s bid for a record-extending 12th Monte Carlo title with a straight set win over the Spaniard in the semifinal. The San Remo-born Fognini, ranked number

Nadal advances to Monte Carlo semi-finals

Roquebrune-Cap-Martin (France), April 20: Spain’s Rafael Nadal managed to eke out a 7-6 (7-1), 6-3 win against Guido Pella of Argentina to secure a berth in the semi-finals of the Monte Carlo Masters, an event he has won 11 times. Nadal avoided joining

Vicario to be ambassador for TCSW10K Bengaluru

Bengaluru, April 17: Former women’s World No. 1 tennis player Arantxa Sanchez Vicario was on Wednesday announced as the international event ambassador for IAAF Gold Label Tata Consultancy Services World 10K here. The Spanish legend who accumulated 14 Grand Slam titles – four

Indian women empowered, but a lot more needed: Sania

New Delhi, April 13: Ace tennis player Sania Mirza feels India has made significant improvement in empowering women but there is sill more to be accomplished. Gracing the 35th Annual session of the FICCI Ladies Organisation (FLO), here on Saturday, Sania said, “In

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