#Tennis

.Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy
Novak Djokovic, the Serbian tennis player is five-time Rome Champion (Photo credit: PTI)

  • Novak Djokovic won against Alejandro Davidovich Fokina
  • The venue, Forco Italico, was filled to 25% capacity 
  • "It was not good, it was great. I missed the crowd," said Djokovic 

.Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy
American tennis player and 23 times grand slam winner, Serena Williams. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@serenawilliams)

  • Williams played the 1000th WTA match of her career in the second round of WTA Italian open
  • She lost to Nadia Podoroska 7-6, 7-5 in the match
  • She had not played in a major tournament for three months prior to the Italian Open 

.Italy
Jessica Pegula achieved a career-high WTA singles ranking of world number 31 on Tuesday. (Photo credit- Instagram/ @jpegula)

  • Jessica Pegula, 27, is an American tennis player
  • Pegula made her Grand Slam singles debut at the 2015 US Open
  • Pegula reached the Australian Open Quarter-finals in 2021 

.Austria
Dominic Thiem won against Hungary's Marton Fucsovics (Photo Credit: Twitter/@ThiemDomi)

  • Dominic Thiem was a semi-finalist in Madrid last week
  • He won against 44th-ranked Fucsovics in the clay-court tournament
  • The 27-year-old will next play an Italian, either Lorenzo Sonego or wildcard entry Gianluca Mager

.Madrid, Spain
World number two Rafael Nadal is hoping to clinch a 14th Roland Garros title and record-setting 21st major. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@MutuaMadridOpen)

  • Rafael Nadal lost 6-4, 6-4 to Zverev in the Madrid Open quarter-finals
  • This is now Nadal's second early exit in a clay-court master's tournament ahead of French Open
  • He exited the Monte Carlo Masters in the quarters, before winning the Barcelona Open

.Madrid, Spain
Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal has won the Madrid Open five times. (Photo credit: AP/PTI)

  • Rafael Nadal on Thursday scored a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Alexei Popyrin
  • This marked Nadal's first match against 76th ranked Popyrin
  • US Open winner Dominic Thiem scored a victory against Alex de Minaur

Roland-Garros is a major tennis tournament held over two weeks. (Photo credit: Twitter/@rolandgarros)

  • Roland Garros 2021 is expected to run from May 30 to June 13
  • The limit is set at 35% of the capacity of the courts
  • Last year's Roland Garros was delayed by four months due to the pandemic

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
(Photo Credit: Instagram/@rogerfederer)

  • Roger Federer confirmed on Sunday he will play the French Open at Roland Garros this year
  • He had skipped the 2020 edition to recover from knee surgery
  • His last appearance in the French capital in 2019 ended in a semi-final loss to Rafael Nadal, now a 13-time champion

.Belgrade, Serbia
World number one Novak Djokovic will relaunch the Serbia Open tournament in Belgrade on Monday. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • Djokovic was among several players who tested positive for COVID-19 after the last year's event
  • Organisers insist that the forthcoming ATP clay court event will be very different
  • The Novak Tennis Centre in Belgrade will also stage a second clay court event from May 24

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Veteran tennis player Venus Williams, 40, will be playing in the upcoming Madrid Open. (Photo credit: Twitter/@Venuseswilliams)

  • Venus Williams has accepted a wild-card invitation to play the Madrid Open 2021
  • The American last played the tournament in 2018
  • The tournament would also feature players such as world number one Ashleigh Barty and Japanese Naomi Osaka