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Stuttgart Open: Mladenovic ends Sharapova comeback

Kristina Mladenovic recovered from a set and a break down to halt Maria Sharapova’s comeback on the WTA Tour in the Stuttgart Open semi-finals. Following a 15-month doping ban, the Russian’s participation as a wildcard at this Premier event – one she has won three times – was the subject …

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Nadal to play Thiem in his 10th Barcelona final

Rafael Nadal cruised into his 10th Barcelona Open final, easing out Horacio Zeballos 6-3 6-4 to book a title showdown with Dominic Thiem. Success at the Monte-Carlo masters last week made Nadal the first man to win an ATP event 10 times, and he could match the feat in Catalonia as the …

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Becker says Roger Federer on par with Ali, Jordan and Pele

Boris Becker considers Roger Federer to be on a par with sporting icons Muhammad Ali, Michael Jordan and Pele for his achievements in tennis. Federer, 35, endured an injury-plagued 2016 but returned in scintillating fashion this year, winning his 18th grand slam title at the Australian Open and following it …

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