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Nadal hires Moya in a bid to revive career

Rafael Nadal has turned to former world No. 1 Carlos Moya in a bid to revive his stalled tennis career. Moya has been added to Nadal’s coaching team, to work alongside his uncle Toni and Francis Roig, it was announced Saturday. “To have someone like Carlos, who is not only a friend but also a […]

Williams calls for tennis equality

Serena Williams has hit out at gender inequality and criticised how she is described as one of the “world’s greatest female athletes” in an open letter, published by the Women’s Tennis Association. The American, a 22-time Grand Slam singles champion, wrote the letter as part of Porter Magazine’s Incredible Women of 2016 issue and claimed she […]

Marshall making positive strides

Kaipo Marshall’s hard work and determination has earned him the 2016 Barbados Sol National Male Junior Tennis Championship. At just 14 years old, Marshall, currently a student of The St Michael School, captured his first under-18 title in exciting fashion when he came from a set down to defeat Kyle Frost 2-1 in the best […]

King up to the challenge

There is no greater feeling than representing Barbados at the Olympics, says ace tennis player Darian King. King told Barbados TODAY it was a wonderful feeling to win his first ATP Challenger in Cali Columbia over the weekend, but to wear the ultra-marine, gold and black next month in Rio would be even more special. […]

Williams sisters win Wimbledon women's doubles

Serena Williams put the icing on the cake of another magnificent Wimbledon campaign by teaming up with sister Venus for a sixth doubles crown at the All England Club on Saturday. The reigning Olympic champions beat Timea Babos of Hungary and Kazakhstan’s Yaroslava Shvedova 6-3 6-4 on Centre Court — hours after Serena claimed a […]

Serena Williams wins 7th Wimbledon title

LONDON – Serena Williams won her 22nd major title on Saturday, defeating Angelique Kerber of Germany in the Wimbledon women’s final — and matching Steffi Graf’s Grand Slam Open era record. Williams won 7-5, 6-3 in straight sets. Kerber had earlier beat Williams in the Australian Open final for her first Grand Slam title. Williams […]

Williams sisters on collision course

Five-time champion Venus Williams reached the Wimbledon semi-finals for the first time since 2009 with victory over Kazakhstan’s Yaroslava Shvedova today. Eighth seed Williams – at 36 the oldest Grand Slam semi-finalist for 22 years – beat unseeded Shvedova 7-6 (7-5) 6-3. “I love playing the game,” said Williams, who slipped outside the world’s top […]

Federer ends Willis’ fairytale

LONDON – Marcus Willis’ Wimbledon fairytale came to an end today against Roger Federer, but the British qualifier’s 6-0, 6-3, 6-4 defeat couldn’t ruin a day to remember for the new star of the All England Club. Willis has captivated the tennis world with his rags to riches rise and although the world No 772 […]

Williams advances at Wimbledon

Defending champion Serena Williams reached the Wimbledon second round today with a 6-2, 6-4 win over Swiss qualifier Amra Sadikovic. The 34-year-old world No 1, chasing a seventh Wimbledon title and record-equalling 22nd major, took her grand slam career record in first rounds to a formidable 63 wins against just one defeat. She next faces […]

King heading to Rio?

Add Barbados’ tennis ace Darian King to the list of athletes who will be representing Barbados at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Barbados’ top tennis player posted tonight on his facebook page that he had been given a wildcard entry into the August 5 to 21 Games by the International Tennis Federation (ITF). Efforts to contact […]

Sharapova gets two-year ban

The career of Russian former world number one Maria Sharapova was in tatters today after she was given a two-year ban by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) following her positive test for the banned drug meldonium. In a statement the ITF said the five-times grand slam champion’s ban would be backdated to January 26 this […]

Muguruza stuns Williams to claim first Grand Slam title

Spain’s Garbine Muguruza beat world number one Serena Williams in straight sets to win her first Grand Slam title at the French Open. Fourth seed Muguruza won 7-5, 6-4 to make amends for losing last year’s Wimbledon final against Williams. The 22-year-old is Spain’s first female champion at Roland Garros since Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario in 1998. […]

Nadal suing minister over doping claims

World number five Rafael Nadal has filed a lawsuit against former French government minister Roselyne Bachelot, who has accused him of doping. “I intend to defend my integrity and my image as an athlete but also the values I have defended all my career,” the Spaniard, 29, said in a statement. Last month, former Minister […]

Mandlik wins in Int’l Junior Tennis tournament

By Bernard Babb Fourteen year-old American Elizabeth Mandlik is celebrating as a double-crown following some riveting play-offs in the just concluded 2016 ITF/Barbados International junior tennis tournament. Mandlik, who came to Barbados with a world-ranking of 431, defeated Stefania Rogozinska-Dzik of Poland in the singles final of the girls’ under-18 division and then teamed with her […]

Davis Cup team named

Star player Darian King headlines the Barbados team announced today for their important Davis Cup tie against Ecuador. The Barbados Davis Cup team, to be captained by Kevin Yarde, will travel to Ecuador to play this away tie in the first round of Group 1 Americas scheduled for March 4 and 6.  The tie will […]

Final serve

The die has been cast. Barbados’ number two ranked player Haydn Lewis will contest the Barbados Lawn Tennis Association’s Top Eight Invitational tournament final tomorrow against Adam Hornby at the National Tennis Center. The five-day tournament featured members of the Barbados Davis Cup team, top juniors and overseas-based college players who are all trying to […]

Lewis and Moseley shine

Members of the Barbados Davis Cup team continue to show their dominance in the ongoing Barbados Lawn Tennis Association’s Top Eight Invitational tournament currently being held at the National Tennis Center. All except Seanon Williams.When matches commenced on the second day of competition yesterday Russell Moseley made light work of 2015 men’s national champions Xavier […]