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US Open women's singles champion Emma Raducanu (left) and runner-up Leylah Fernandez with their respective trophies | Photo: Twitter | @USOpen

Emma Raducanu & Leylah Fernandez — 2 teenagers who drew on mixed heritage to wow at US Open

UK’s Raducanu beat Canada’s giant-slaying Fernandez in the final, becoming the first qualifier in men’s or women’s singles to win a grand slam in the Open Era of tennis.

World no 2 Naomi Osaka out of Tokyo Olympics after straight-set loss in tennis

Japan's star athlete Osaka, who lit the Olympic cauldron in the opening ceremony, won her opening two matches following a 2-month mental health break but lost in the third round.
Sania Ankita

Sania Mirza, Ankita Raina knocked out of Tokyo Olympics women’s doubles tennis in 1st round

Table tennis player G Sathiyan and India's lone gymnast Pranati Nayak also made an early exit on the second day of competitions in Tokyo.

Novak Djokovic can be the GOAT of tennis. But he won’t be loved like Nadal and Federer

Novak Djokovic now shares record 20 Grand Slam men’s singles titles with Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer. And yet he is the clear outcast in the tennis' Big Three.
File photo of Naomi Osaka | Facebook/NaomiOsakaTennis

Naomi Osaka put the ball in Roland Garros’ court to make tennis better. It missed

Tennis is not just about the body, it is about the mind too. This was a chance for the French Open to be inclusive and kinder.
File photo of Akhtar Ali

Akhtar Ali, legendary Davis Cup coach and former tennis player, dies at 83

Akhtar, whose coaching style emphasised playing aggressive serve and volley game, shaped many careers, including that of tennis player Leander Paes.
Nagaland tennis player Lenien Jamir

Nagaland tennis player wins US athletic scholarship, calls it ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ chance

Lenien Jamir will join Manmouth University's Honors School as an undergraduate student majoring in International Relations.
File photo of Novak Djokovic | Twitter

Novak Djokovic disqualified from US Open after hitting line judge with ball

During his fourth-round match, Djokovic angrily smacked a ball behind him which flew right at the line judge, who dropped to her knees at the back of the court and reached for her neck.

India’s Sumit Nagal loses to Dominic Thiem in straight sets, exits US Open

Nagal lost 3-6 3-6 2-6 to the second-seeded Austrian Thiem, who celebrated his 27th birthday with a commanding performance at the Arthur Ashe stadium Thursday.
File photo of Novak Djokovic | Twitter

How it took a grand slam from coronavirus for Djokovic to leave the court

Tennis champion Novak Djokovic’s Adria Tour in the Balkans was a horror show, but he’s not the only one to blame.

Twitter has an India-born CEO Parag Agrawal. In Pakistan, it has caused a burn

We look forward to overseas Pakistanis cooking on wood, explaining gas shortage in Pakistan. These are inflation CEOs. Unmatchable against Google, Twitter CEOs.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.