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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 […]

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. […]

Nadal roars on at Wimbledon

Two-time champion Rafael Nadal marked his return to Centre Court with a 6-4 6-2 7-5 victory over Donald Young to reach the third round at Wimbledon today. The 31-year-old Spaniard, who missed last year’s tournament through injury, looked to be easing to victory until he was broken by the aggressive American when serving for the […]

New serve

A year after former vice president of the Barbados Table Tennis Association (BTTA) John Pilgrim said the sport was “in chaos” and called for the National Sports Council and the Barbados Olympic Association to intervene and provide administrative guidance, a senior member of the BTTA executive  says  table tennis is in “very good vein”. “We […]

‘Sharapova should not play again’

Canadian Eugenie Bouchard has lashed out at the WTA for giving Maria Sharapova the chance to compete in tournaments after serving a 15-month doping ban and said the Russian is a “cheater” who should never be allowed to play again. Sharapova beat Italian Roberta Vinci in the first round of the Stuttgart Grand Prix yesterday […]

Williams responds to Nastase

Serena Williams yesterday called the alleged comments about her unborn child made by former world number one Ilie Nastase “racist” and applauded the International Tennis Federation for launching a probe into the remarks. Former tennis bad boy Nastase, who won two grand slam titles in the 1970s, was quoted by Romanian and some British media […]

Barbados overcome Guatemala 3-2

Darian King has led the Barbados Davis Cup team to an historic win and in so doing has moved to a career high 112th world ranking. For the first time in Davis Cup history, Barbados defeated Guatemala 3-2 and earned their place once more in the Americas Group ll final. After the opening day on […]

King leads Davis Cup challenge

It was all too easy for Barbadian tennis ace Darian King.  Competing in Davis Cup Group ll Americas, King continued his impressive form on home court with a three straight win against Luciano Ramazzini Friday afternoon at the Barbados Lawn Tennis Association.  Barbados were placed early on the back foot 1-0 against the Guatemalans but King, […]

Barbados ready

Barbados will seek to register their first ever win over Guatemala this coming Friday, April 7 in their Group 2 Americas Zone Davis Cup tie. The Bajan tennis players will surely be high on confidence considering they recently won their first away tie in Group 2 against Paraguay 3-2. The team led by non-playing captain […]

Barbados defeat Paraguay 3-2

Barbados defeated Paraguay 3-2 in their first round, Group 2 American Zone Davis Cup tie Sunday at the Rakiura Resort in Luque, Paraguay. They were boosted by the excellent play of their number one player Darian King, who beat Paraguayan number one Ayed Zatar 7-6, 6-1, 6-1. The hosts’ Bruno Britez defeated Seanon Williams 6-3, 6-2 […]

Serena beats Venus to set Grand Slam record

Serena Williams reigned supreme in tennis’s great sibling rivalry, edging an emotion-charged clash with sister Venus to claim her seventh Australian Open on Saturday and a record 23rd grand slam title in the professional era. Beset by nerves early in the tense family affair, the American needed all her firepower and famed mental strength to […]

Murray continues Qatar quest

Top-seeded Andy Murray defeated Spain’s Nicolas Almagro in testing, blustery conditions to reach his first semi-final of the season at the Qatar Open on Thursday. Murray came through 7-6 (7-4) 7-5 and will take on the winner of the later match between third-seeded Czech Tomas Berdych and Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in Friday’s semi-finals. The Scot […]

Serena loses to world No. 72

Serena Williams pulled no punches in analyzing how poorly she played during a shock defeat to fellow American Madison Brengle at the ASB Classic in Auckland. In her comeback tournament after a four-month struggle with shoulder and knee injuries, the 22-time grand slam winner was dumped out in the second round after hitting a staggering […]

Murray extends streak to 25

World number one Andy Murray extended his career-best winning streak on the ATP Tour to 25 as he swept past Frenchman Jeremy Chardy 6-0 7-6(2) in his opener at the Qatar Open on Tuesday. In his first competitive match of 2017, the 29-year-old Scot, who received a knighthood in the New Year’s Honours list after […]

Ivanovic retires from pro tennis

Former world No 1 and French Open winner Ana Ivanovic has announced her retirement from tennis at the age of 29. Ivanovic confirmed several recent injuries are the reason for her decision to call time on a 13-year professional career which peaked with victory at Roland Garros in 2008, the year she reached the summit […]

Moseley, Lawrence miss final

One of Barbados’ up-and-coming tennis prospects Matthew Foster-Estwick will be put to the test when he comes up against the experienced Seanon Williams in Saturday’s Barbados Davis Cup Invitational final. Playing on court one in the first semifinal match at the Barbados Lawn Tennis Association (BLTA), Williams defeated fellow Davis Cup teammate and veteran Russell Moseley […]

Kvitova undergoes hand surgery

PRAGUE – Two-time Wimbledon tennis champion Petra Kvitova underwent nearly four hours of surgery on her playing hand on Tuesday after she was stabbed by a knife-wielding intruder in her home in the Czech Republic. Early indications showed the Czech world number eleven could well make a recovery and return to tennis, where she has […]