Category: Tennis

Lawrence one for the future

It wasn’t the kind of performance Barbados desired on returning to Davis Cup Americas Group I. But if they are any positives for the national side to focus on going forward, it is 19-year-old Xavier Lawrence. Playing the fourth rubber of the reverse singles on Saturday against Cristian Rodriguez of Colombia with an Association of […]

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Barbados fight but lose to Colombians

A courageous second-set performance by Darian King and Haydn Lewis was not enough to prevent Colombia’s world-class doubles players Robert Farah and Juan Sebastian-Cabal from winning 6-2, 7-6 at the National Tennis Center in their Davis Cup Tie. Heading into the match-up, King and veteran Davis Cup doubles partner Lewis were well aware they needed […]

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Slammed!

It was the type of tennis local spectators were longing to see but not the result they wanted as Barbados went down 2-0 on the opening day of the Davis Cup Americas Group I tie against Colombia today. Darian King had his work cut out for him after the visitors took a 1-0 lead in […]

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Tough serve

Fitness will be the key, says Darian King, as Barbados gets set to host Colombia in Davis Cup Americas Group l action this weekend at the National Tennis Center in Wildey, St Michael. King, Barbados’ number one seed and this country’s most decorated tennis player with an Association of Tennis Professional ranking of 177, said […]

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Mission accomplished!

The tennis racquet of Haydn Lewis has once again led Barbados to Davis Cup glory. With rain affecting play this past weekend and all of yesterday, Barbados were in a must-win situation on the second and final reserved day of the Davis Cup Americas Zone ll round three tie against Venezuela who were leading 2-1 […]

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Rain forces tennis into 5th day

The Davis Cup Americas Group ll round three tie between Barbados and Venezuela was suspended today as Hurricane Maria dumped persistent showers on the island. Local tennis star Darian King came out with one purpose in mind yesterday morning at the National Tennis Center. And that was to dispose of Venezuela’s number one seed Ricardo […]

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All to play for tomorrow

Barbados’ Davis Cup team have found themselves in a must-win situation. Darian King and Haydn Lewis fought to the very end but were unable to hold serve after a 3-1 advantage in the fifth and decisive set, as they agonizingly lost 3-2 to Venezuelan pair of Luis Martinez and Jordi Munoz this afternoon at the […]

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Tied contest

Barbadian ace Darian King did not have to break much of a sweat as Barbados came from a rubber down to level the Davis Cup Americas Group ll round three tie 1-1 against Venezuela today. Playing his very first match since the United States Open, King needed to win in order to keep Barbados’ hopes […]

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Davis Cup showdown

Tomorrow is a big day for Barbados’ tennis and though many eyes will be fixed on ace player Darian King, there is another player eager to show Barbadians he has what it takes to represent the Barbados flag on a major stage. Matthew Foster-Estwick is anxious to deliver his maiden serve on home soil when […]

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King going with the Flow

The king of swing can continue to count on the support of Flow. Tennis star Darian King, who last month made history at the US Open by becoming the first Barbadian to play in the main draw of a Grand Slam, was recently toasted by his leading sponsor at a special reception held at Champers […]

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Sloane Stephens Wins 1st Grand Slam with US Open Final Victory over Madison Keys

Sloane Stephens completed her epic run through the 2017 U.S. Open with a 6-3, 6-0 win over Madison Keys in Sunday’s final. This is not only the first career Grand Slam title for Stephens, but she also became the first American woman other than Venus and Serena Williams to win a major since Jennifer Capriati in 2002. The 24-year-old was ranked […]

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Bajans ready for Venezuelans

Fresh off a favourable outing at the United States Open, tennis ace Darian King is back home to bolster Barbados’ chance for promotion into Davis Cup Group l.  The 106 world ranked King, among the Association of Tennis Professionals’ best players, is high on confidence having defied the odds when he overcame a shoulder injury […]

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Wimbledon 2017: Roger Federer beats Marin Cilic to win record eighth title

Roger Federer became the first man to win Wimbledon eight times and extended his record to 19 Grand Slam titles with victory over Croatia’s Marin Cilic. The Swiss third seed won 6-3 6-1 6-4 as seventh seed Cilic struggled with a blister on his left foot and broke down in tears during the second set. […]

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Venus chasing history Saturday

Venus Williams could become the oldest woman to win a Grand Slam singles title in the Open Era when she meets Garbine Muguruza in Saturday’s Wimbledon final. The American, 37, will overtake sister Serena’s record – set when she was aged 35 at the Australian Open in January – by winning her sixth SW19 title. […]

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Venus storms into Wimbledon final

LONDON (Reuters) – Venus Williams became the oldest woman in 23 years to reach a Wimbledon final as she defied her age and a despondent home crowd to inflict a crushing defeat on British hope Johanna Konta Thursday. Eight years after her last Wimbledon final and more than two decades since Martina Navratilova became the […]

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Djokovic, Murray out of Wimbledon

LONDON – Three-times Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic’s painful year continued as he retired with an elbow injury during his quarter-final against Czech Tomas Berdych today. The second seed had lost the opening set and was down a break in the second when he walked to the net and shook his opponent’s hand. The retirement, with […]

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Venus overcomes major threat

Venus Williams handed out another lesson to one of Wimbledon’s young upstarts when she beat Jelena Ostapenko 6-3 7-5 Tuesday to become the oldest women’s semi-finalist for 23 years. The five-times champion, who turned 37 last month, tamed the big-hitting Latvian with a rock-solid performance under the Centre Court roof, winning with something to spare. […]

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