US Open getting personal for Serena Williams

US Open getting personal for Serena Williams

At last year’s US Open, Serena Williams was trying to rewrite the record book and fell short, but starting on Monday at Flushing Meadows winning is getting personal. Williams’s 184-week reign as world No 1 is under attack, and the American will be loathe to relinquish it, according to no less an authority than ESPN […]

Nadal, Lopez win men’s doubles gold

Nadal, Lopez win men’s doubles gold

Rafael Nadal won his second Olympic gold medal on Friday when he and longtime friend Marc Lopez defeated Romania’s Florin Mergea and Horia Tecau 6-2, 3-6, 4-6 in the men’s doubles final. Nadal, the 2008 singles champion in Beijing, is just the fourth player to win gold in singles and doubles after Serena and Venus […]

Elina Svitolina dumps Serena Williams out of Rio

Elina Svitolina dumps Serena Williams out of Rio

Olympic champion and world No 1 Serena Williams tumbled out of the Rio de Janeiro singles competition in the third round on Tuesday after a shock defeat to Ukraine’s Elina Svitolina. Svitolina, who is ranked 20th in the world, stunned the London Games gold medallist 6-4 6-3 to record a memorable victory against the American, […]

The Secret Formula To The Williams Sisters

The Secret Formula To The Williams Sisters

2016 has seen the return of the Williams sisters back to their dominant best at Wimbledon. Serena eased to the final aiming for the most Grand Slams ever, and Venus reached the semi-final. The two sisters have been huge forces in women’s tennis in the last 15 years and at the ripe old ages of […]

Simona Halep upsets Kerber in Montreal

Simona Halep upsets Kerber in Montreal

Simona Halep reasserted herself in the third set to seal a 6-0, 3-6, 6-2 victory over Angelique Kerber on Saturday and reach the final of the WTA hardcourt tournament in Montreal. Romania’s Halep, the fifth seed, avenged a loss to Germany’s Kerber in the quarterfinals at Wimbledon, settling her second-set nerves to secure the win […]